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Calvary Welcomes Students for New School Year

Calvary Welcomes Students for New School Year

Weekly Portraits of Calvary Life

A large portion of this year’s Registration Day was rainy and dreary here in Kansas City.  However, we did not let that dampen our excitement over welcoming new students to Calvary!

New students checking in with Student Services

A sizable group of men and women went through the check-in process on Thursday, and some of them also moved into the dorm.  Thankfully the afternoon brought clearer skies for transporting student belongings.

Arvest Bank representatives greeted new students.

We are anticipating a terrific school year, and we are certainly thankful for each student whom the Lord has brought to Calvary.

New students learned about their Christian Ministry responsibilities.

Please join us in praying especially for these new students and their families as they adjust to a new normal.

Sara Klaassen

Alumni Relations Coordinator

 

Upcoming Soccer Games

August 24, 3:30 p.m. at Lincoln, NE vs. Union

August 27, 4:00 p.m. at Home vs. Nebraska Christian

Upcoming Calvary Events

Cycle 2 begins                         August 27

Connect Fest                           August 31

Christian Ministry Fair             September 6

Upcoming Volleyball Games

August 28, 6:00 p.m. at Springfield, MO vs. Baptist Bible

Learning and Living at Calvary During the Summer

Learning and Living at Calvary During the Summer

Weekly Portraits of Calvary Life

Summer Learning

Did you know that students can take Calvary classes year-round?  Because our academic year is structured into eight-week cycles, learning never has to stop – even in summer!  The fall semester technically starts in July and concludes when Cycle 3 finishes in December.  The spring semester starts with a one-week J-Term and includes Cycles 4-6.  We are currently in Cycle 1, and there are several classes meeting during the day and evening hours.

Dr. Dodds is teaching Evangelism/Spiritual Life.

Mr. Williamson is teaching Introduction to Philosophy.

Summer Living

This summer is the first time that Calvary has kept the dorms open in June and July.  While the number of students living there is much smaller than during Cycles 2-5, we do have students taking advantage of that opportunity.  Of course, many choose to go home for a few months, but they are still able to take summer classes using our blended online model.

Dr. Washington is teaching Strategic Management.

Sara Klaassen

Alumni Relations Coordinator

 

Upcoming Calvary Events

Registration Day         August 23

New Mattresses Arrive at Dorm

New Mattresses Arrive at Dorm

Weekly Portraits of Calvary Life

New mattresses

Mattress Purchase Funded by Auction

Back in March, our Feast and Fund Auction raised money for new mattresses for our dorm.  On Tuesday, July 17, the mattresses arrived!  Faculty, staff, and volunteers worked hard to haul out the old mattresses and move in the new ones.  Alumnus Stephen Buller brought a group from a youth camp to help for the day.  Part of the day’s work was also to bring some furniture from the old dorms over to the current dorm, because we have more students coming to use it!

Randy Grimm and Dr. Bitner added another old mattress to the stack.

Thank You

We are so grateful for each person at the auction who helped to fund this need.  The dorm students will benefit greatly!

Sara Klaassen

Alumni Relations Coordinator

Awards Chapel and Alumni Induction Luncheon

Awards Chapel and Alumni Induction Luncheon

Weekly Portraits of Calvary Life

Awards Chapel

On May 3 the Graduation Week festivities began with Awards Chapel.  Awards were presented by the different academic departments to deserving graduates.

Graduate Level Bible & Theology Award Recipients, Monique Spalding (l) and Karl Seele (r), with Dr. Tom Baurain

There were also non-academic awards for things like Christian character and Christian ministry.

One of the Christian Character Award Recipients, Tasha Krahn (middle), with Cory Trowbridge and Arely Perez

This year we created a new award called “Who’s Who at Calvary University,” and eleven undergraduates and seven graduate level students were the first to receive it.

Two of the Who’s Who at Calvary University Award Recipients, Koku (l) and Akpene (middle) Akakpo, with Dr. Bitner

Graduates who excelled with high grade point averages were presented with their cords to wear with their regalia.

 

Alumni Induction Luncheon

Following Awards Chapel, we invited the graduates to attend the Alumni Induction Luncheon.  We enjoyed a delicious taco bar from Silber Spoons Catering!

Graduates, family, and friends enjoying the Alumni Induction Luncheon

Then I presented Alumni Association certificates to each graduate in attendance.  I also took some time to recognize the spouses of the graduates for what they have done to “put honey through.”  As I welcomed the graduates to the alumni family, I informed them of the benefits and responsibilities that come with that distinction.  Dr. Hessel shared a brief word from the Development Department, and Jeanette Regier showed the new alumni what kind of family they are joining by sharing specific examples of Calvary alumni.

 

Athletic Director Jeanette Regier speaking to the graduates

Sara Klaassen

Alumni Relations Coordinator

 

Upcoming Calvary Events

Golf Tournament                    June 1

Library and Academic Center Move to New Location

Library and Academic Center Move to New Location

Weekly Portraits of Calvary Life

The Hilda Kroeker Library and Clark Academic Center have a new home!

Boxes of books waiting to be shelved in the new library

Back in July we announced that they would be moving to the former Seminary building; however, that was not God’s ultimate plan.

Students loading up boxes from the old library

Following a months-long process, Calvary recently purchased the former Heart & Soul Church which is right next to our new Student Life Center (dining hall) on the south edge of the campus.  April 19 was moving day!  Classes were canceled so that students, faculty, staff, and some alumni could all assist with moving furniture and thousands of books.

Moving in to the new library

The new-to-us building has space for the computer lab, study areas, offices, and, of course, lots and lots of books.  We are excited about how God has put together this additional campus space piece-by-piece over the last six years!

Sara Klaassen

Alumni Relations Coordinator

Also on April 19, Dr. Luther Smith spoke to Christian leaders at the conference we held at Blue River Bible Church.

Upcoming Calvary Events

Music Department Spring Concert                             April 20

Race to the Philippines                                               April 21

Lindsay Lee’s Senior Theatre Capstone                      April 21

Andrew Lovisone’s Senior Recital                               April 27

SpringShorts Acting Recital                                        April 28

Christopher Stolberg’s Senior Recital                         April 29

Awards Chapel                                                            May 3

Baccalaureate                                                             May 4

Commencement                                                         May 5

Pray for Students over Christmas Break

Pray for Students over Christmas Break

Weekly Portraits of Calvary Life

As we reach the end of this year, please remember the Calvary students in your prayers.  Some of them have final exams, papers, and projects to finish.  Others may be done with classwork, but now they are traveling home for Christmas break.  Pray for spiritual and physical protection.  Intercede especially for those students who are going home to unsaved family and friends.  Pray that God would give them opportunities to share about the Savior and that they would put into practice the lessons they have learned at Calvary.  Also pray for the new students who will be joining the Calvary family in January that God would supply their every need.

Sara Klaassen

Alumni Relations Coordinator

 

Upcoming Basketball Games

December 15, 8:00 p.m. Men vs. Truett McConnell at Cleveland, GA

Upcoming Calvary Events

Bethany Franklin’s Master Recital                 December 17

J-Term                                                             January 2-5

First Day of Spring Semester                          January 8