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Calvary Hits Enrollment High

Calvary Hits Enrollment High

460 is the highest enrollment in 25+ years

In early May, Calvary reached a milestone in student enrollment. Tania Edwards, Vice President of Enrollment Management, explained, “Our registration currently reflects 460 students…This is the highest enrollment in Calvary’s history for the past 25+ years.” Of the student body, a little over half attend in-person classes, and the rest do long-distance-learning through Calvary’s online platform. Edwards attributed the growth to “a combination of expanding our degree offering and focusing on the student experience.” This tailored focus has an impact “from recruitment, to getting them in the correct degree program that really gets them excited about attending school, to showing them campus life and the various activities they can get involved in.”

Despite the fluid nature of the current academic situation, Calvary’s numbers are growing, and Edwards noted that Enrollment had even seen an increase in inquiries in the past months. She said, “The Business Department is growing exponentially. I’ve seen a lot of referrals come from students in that program.” Calvary’s blended model provides vital adaptability as students look for a more flexible education. As her team works hard to prepare for the fall semester, Edwards said, “This is a result of prayer and effort on the behalf of all faculty and staff. Our God is truly gracious!”

Be our guest for Calvary Days: Experience Student Life at Calvary

Be our guest for Calvary Days: Experience Student Life at Calvary

See for yourself what life is like as a Calvary University Warrior!

Calvary Days provides high school juniors and seniors, and college freshman transfers a chance to meet current CU students and professors, stay in the dorms, eat in the Student Life Center, sit in on college classes, attend an assembly, enjoy a CU theatre production, and so much more.

Calvary Days 2020 is scheduled for March 12-14. Be our guest and let us introduce you to student life at Calvary University in Kansas City, MO. Click here for more information and a registration form.

Auction Postponed with Many Events on the Horizon

Auction Postponed with Many Events on the Horizon

Weekly Portraits of Calvary Life

Due to the forecast of more winter weather, the Feast & Fund Auction has been postponed until March 29.  We hope our supporters will be able to change their plans or make new plans to attend on this date.  Click here to sign up.

March is a very busy month for Calvary.  The Theatre Department will be presenting Newsies seven times over the next two weekends.  Click here to purchase tickets.  We also have Calvary Days, our campus preview event, coming up next weekend.  Click here for more information.

In the midst of all this activity, Cycle 4 will be ending, and a new cycle will be beginning.  Shortly after that is Spring Break which coincides with the Chorale Tour.  Click here to see the Chorale’s schedule which includes stops in Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska.

The end of March brings the new auction date and a recital by senior Cherrish Palmer.  Would you pray that the weather has no further impact on any of these events?  We thank the Lord for each of the students, faculty, and staff who make these events happen.  Would you pray for health and energy to abound?  Finally, we hope you’ll consider attending one or more of the upcoming events!

Sara Klaassen

Alumni Relations Coordinator

Upcoming Calvary Events

Calvary Days                                March 7-9

Newsies performances               March 7-10, 15-17

End of Cycle 4                              March 8

Start of Cycle 5                            March 11

Chorale Tour                                March 18-26

Feast & Fund Auction                 March 29

Cherrish Palmer’s Senior Recital        March 29

What is Synergy?

What is Synergy?

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ConnectFest Draws Community to Campus

ConnectFest Draws Community to Campus

Weekly Portraits of Calvary Life

Last Friday’s ConnectFest was a brand new idea for serving our local community.  We are estimating that 700 people were on campus throughout the course of the 10-hour event.  While we definitely enjoyed seeing alumni and friends of Calvary, it was extra wonderful to welcome those who have never set foot on this campus before.  What a fun introduction to our school!

Friendly faces welcomed guests to ConnectFest.

Free Fun

ConnectFest was like a carnival and a community festival all rolled into one FREE day of excitement.  Attendees were given 20 free tickets to play carnival games and win prizes.  There were also more than a dozen rides, inflatables, and other attractions that young and old could do for free.

Trackless train ride

Slip ‘n’ Slide

Bubble soccer

Vendors and local businesses set up booths to sell their items or promote their services, and they did not have to pay any fees to participate.  Several local churches also used this opportunity for community outreach.

Music, Food, and Fireworks

Josh Freerksen sang on stage.

No festival would be complete without live music, and we had plenty!  Calvary students, Blue Ridge Christian School students, and local artists performed on an outdoor stage.  We also enjoyed spoken word, drama, dance, poetry, and comedy mixed into the performance schedule.  Terry Magelssen, a Christian illusionist, performed a show that was enjoyed by all ages.  Of course, I can’t forget to mention the delicious food that was available to purchase from various food trucks.  To top off a great day, we had a 13-minute fireworks show!

Thank You

Thank you, Lord, for holding back the rain and providing a breeze on a hot day.  Thank you, Admissions Team and ConnectFest committee, for all your hard work in dreaming up, planning, and implementing this BIG IDEA!  Finally, thank you, volunteers, for running games and rides, picking up trash, handing out tickets, giving out prizes, etc.  This event would not have been such a success without YOU!

Sara Klaassen

Alumni Relations Coordinator


Upcoming Soccer Games

September 7, 4:30 p.m. at St. Louis, MO vs. Concordia Seminary

September 11, 4:00 p.m. at Overland Park, KS vs. Kansas Christian

September 15, 2:00 p.m. at Ankeny, IA vs. Faith Baptist Bible

Upcoming Volleyball Games

September 7-8 at Minneapolis, MN for NCU Tournament

September 11, 6:00 p.m. at Overland Park, KS vs. Kansas Christian

September 15, 4:00 p.m. at Home vs. Barclay

Upcoming Calvary Events

Piano Dedication Concert       September 14

President’s Dinner                  September 27


Experience Calvary! October 11 and 12

Experience Calvary! October 11 and 12

Thursday, October 11

CUExperience Theatre Day is for high school junior and senior actors to have the chance to meet with Calvary Theatre Department professors and students. Attending this day, you will get to:

  • Attend the fall production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons
  • Go back stage with the cast and crew
  • Have lunch with cast and crew
  • Attend a theatre class following the show
  • Tour Calvary University campus
  • Meet with admissions counselors


Friday, October 12

CU Experience Junior and Senior day is for all high school juniors and seniors to be able to experience what life is like as a Warrior.

  • Tour Calvary University campus
  • Attend chapel
  • Sit in on a class in the area of study you’re interested in
  • Eat lunch with students and staff
  • Attend seminars and a student panel

Thursday Schedule

9:00 Welcome

9:30 Tour campus

10:30 Back stage tour

11:00 Attend fall production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons

12:30 Lunch

2:00 Q&A with Theatre Faculty

Friday Schedule

9:00 Welcome

9:30 Tour campus

10:30 Counselor Q&A

11:00 Chapel

12:00 Lunch

12:45 Classes

2:00 Seminars and Student Panel