Alumni e-Newsletter TABLE OF CONTENTS OUR VISION HOMECOMING PHOTO CONTEST VERSE OF THE MONTH WELCOME CONNECT CELEBRATE CONTRIBUTE
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OUR VISION The Cornerstone University Alumni Association will support and partner with alumni through opportunities to expand relationships, grow as lifelong learners and engage with the mission of the university by serving with their individual giftedness.
HOMECOMING PHOTO CONTEST By Sept. 15 submit your favorite
Vol. 2 | September 2010
WELCOME HOMECOMING 2010 Dear Karissah, Bring your game face. Dust off your vintage wear. Find clothes you can get muddy. Clear your schedules. Demonstrate your community spirit. Be part of continued history making. Call all of your alumni friends... seriously. And prepare to give God joy …it’s Homecoming 2010! We invite you to join us as we continue building Homecoming week into one that is filled with honor and traditions that reflect this community and reflect you! We have created intentional opportunities for you to connect with one another, show your love for Cornerstone, add to your memory-banks, find refreshment and experience God on the campus where you have met with Him so many times. So grab your calendar and start planning your week of Sept. 26. We hope you’ll spend much of it with us as we celebrate Christ and your life that matters. Because of Christ,
Darci Irwin (M.S. ’09) Director of Alumni Relations
homecoming photo to our office. Include:
name, degree(s) and grad year(s).
Selections from the 15 photo entries chosen will be showcased in the next Alumni Journal, as well as, first, second and third place winners! Prizes will be awarded based on nostalgia, tradition,
Check out the schedule for Homecoming 2010. Register now for Homecoming 2010! Experience last year's Homecoming through these photos. Look at the list volunteering options for Homecoming 2010.
creativity, action and humor. First, second and third place winners will win a $25 gas
DRIVING MISS DAISY
card for your transportation to
What: Driving Miss Daisy is coming to Cornerstone in Matthews Auditorium. Where: Grand Rapids Theological Seminary building. When: 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11
Cost: Alumni discount of $5
Cost: Alumni discount of $5 After the performance alumni are invited to the seminary reception area for an Afternoon Tea with the cast.
VERSE OF THE MONTH
Daisy (Dr. Jude Fabisch: B.A. '77; B.A. '83; professor of English), Hoke (Arlan Palmer; M.Div. '92) and Boolie (John Miedeman, director of mailing and printing services). Read more about the upcoming performance!
GRTS GLOBAL LEARNING SYMPOSIUM What: Cultural Intelligence (CQ): "How to Assess and Develop it in Your Ministry" When: Monday, Sept. 13, 2010 Where: Pirsig-DeBryun Chapel Time: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (registration at 8:30 a.m.) RSVP: More details and registration online
TALKING POINTS What: Doing Ministry During an Economic Downturn When: Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 Time: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (registration at 8:30 a.m.) RSVP: Read more information
ALUMNI CHAPEL AND LUNCHEONS W/ DR. STOWELL Save the dates for Alumni Chapel and Luncheons with Dr. Stowell! Oct. 6, 2010 Princess Kasune Zulu speaking Oct. 13, 2010 Dr. Stowell speaking Nov. 10, 2010 Dr. Stowell speaking Email Karissa Ryan for chapel infomation and to become a chapel host.
CELEBRATE ALUMNI NEWS Celebrate the news about your fellow alumni! Arrivals Milestones Unions Also, don't forget to share your news with us for the third issue of the Alumni Journal and online!
CONTRIBUTE SOJOURNERS Will you consider developing intentional and meaningful relationships with students who crave your involvement in their lives? You don't need to have all the right answers. You just need to be available and wililng to be honest and walk alongside them on life's journey, for one hour per week. Email Karissah Holmes to leave a legacy by investing in the life of a student.
PROF. RON MEYERS SCHOLARSHIP We celebrate the life and legacy of Ron Meyers, associate professor of
We celebrate the life and legacy of Ron Meyers, associate professor of science since 1979 and former chair of the Kinesiology, Science & Mathematics Division at Cornerstone University. After a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer, Prof. Meyers passed away on Oct. 19, 2009. Alumni who were mentored by and desire to celebrate their former professor are invited to contribue to the Ronald Meyers Scholarship at Cornerstone University. When giving online make sure to write "Ronald Meyers Scholarship" in the comment box. Or send checks to: Cornerstone University c/o Advancement 1001 E Beltline Ave NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525 Note: If sending a check make it out to Cornerstone University with "Ronald Meyers Scholarship" in the memo section.
NEW STUDENT ARRIVAL UPDATE
On Sep. 1, we not only welcomed almost 400 new students to campus; we also welcomed back many alumni. Some volunteered in welcoming future alumni into their new dorms, while others were on campus settling their children into the dorms. As you check out some photos from the event, we hope you will consider volunteering next year for New Student Arrival. Alumni Volunteers: Brian Reynolds Jan Reynolds Laine Comegys Penny Patterson Susan Lemke
Alumni eNewsletter September 2010