Parent Relations News 4-2-12

This Week’s Parent Relations News

Parent Communication
1. Parent Relations Facebook: Looking for ways to connect to what your student is doing and also connect with other parents? Look no further. Just click “LIKE” on the link to be added to the page.
2. Parent Relations Blog: We will be putting relevant information on our website via a blog for you to puruse at your convenience. This week: Grams and My 21st Birthday. Read Full Article…

Academic Calendar 2012-2013
We are already gearing up for next year and you may be as well. The calendar has been posted for your convenience. Read Full Article…

Grandparent Day
We hope your student’s Grandparent(s) can join us on April 13th. If they are coming, RSVP by April 10th. To attend this event please register online at Please visit the event website for further details. Read Grams and My 21st Birthday for my personal experience with my grandparent on-campus. Read Full Article…

Prep for Academic Registration
Next week we begin academic registration. Make sure your student is cleared with the Office of Accounting Operations and has turned in all their housing paperwork in order for them to have the smoothest possible process.  Your student should receive a similar checklist that also includes major specific information via campus mail. Academic Registration for Fall 2012 is April 9-13.

As always, if you have questions feel free to contact me at

–Shelley Youd
Coordinator of New Student Orientation and Parent Relations

Student Services and Campus Information

Office of Accounting Operations
Undergraduate Commencement
Saturday, May 5th


Mariners Church – Worship Center
Commencement information for undergraduates has been posted. Please visit for further details regarding baccalaureate, specific program ceremonies, rehearsal date and time, reserving tickets, and disability accommodations.

Commencement Clearance
Sunday, April 1
In order to participate in Grad Fest and ANY Commencement activities all seniors MUST BE cleared with the Office of Accounting Operations.
*Previous balance must be paid in full by April 1st.
*Perkins exit interview must be completed (if applicable)
For further questions, please contact OAO at or at 714.966.5486.
*Please note: Transcripts and diplomas will NOT be released until balance is paid in full.

Academic Registration
Sunday, April 1
Questions? ContactAccountsReceivable@Vanguard.eduor x5486
The Office of Accounting Operations would like to remind you that your account balance should be paid in full by April 1, 2012.

Students with a balance on their account will not be allowed to complete Academic Registration for Summer/Fall 2012.
Holds will be placed on April 3, 2012.

If you are on a TuitionPay payment plan, please verify that the total amount of the TuitionPay contract is sufficient to cover 100% of the balance on your account. If you are anticipating additional financial aid that is not reflected on your account, please contact the Financial Aid office at 714.966.5490 or by email at If you have any questions regarding your account please contact our office at 714.966.5486 or by email at

Student Events & Information

Weekly Chapel Schedule
4/2 BAM 9pm
4/3 Angela Stout, Author & Speaker
4/3 Senior Chapel 7pm/Needham
4/3 RISE 8pm
4/4 SHINE 9:30pm
4/4 Dr. Vince Beresford, Campus Pastor
4/5 Good Friday Experience-Labyrinth
4/6 Good Friday (No Classes)

¡Viva el Español! Spanish Minor
Monday, April 2
Heath 231
Questions? Contact Dr. Karen Lee at klee@vanguard.eduor x6355
Only 21 units required; transfer units & AP units accepted. Casa Español (Spanish House) units welcome! For questions or to declare a Spanish Minor, please sign up on Dr. Lee’s office door (Heath 231) between Monday, April 2 and Thursday, April 5.

Good Friday Experience – Labyrinth
Thursday, April 5
Newport Mesa Church
Questions? Contact Amy Weiss at or x5262
Everyone is invited to join us for a special Good Friday service in the morning chapel service on Thursday, April 4th at 9:30 am. It will be an amazing experience and a special time of reflection.

Good Friday
Friday, April 6
Vanguard University will be closed on Friday, April 6 in observance of Good Friday. Have a blessed Easter!

The Outsider Interviews
Tuesday, April 10
Needham Chapel
Questions? Contact Danielle Bruns at
Get the unique opportunity to watch live interviews of people outside the Christian faith. Find out how outsiders feel about Christians and their attempts to share their faith. Come and learn how to be more effective in sharing the God you love!

Synecdoche Literary Celebration
Thursday, April 12
Great Commission Hall

Thanks to all of the students who submitted work to Synecdoche 2012! Students are invited to celebrate the creativity of Vanguard students with a night of literary readings and creative presentations! Refreshments served.
Questions? Contact Laura Batstone at or x6358

Grandparent’s Day Registration
Friday, April 13

On April 13th Vanguard will be hosting its first annual Grandparents Day where students invite their grandparents to spend a day with them on campus doing unique events. To attend this event please register online at Please visit the event website for further details.
Questions? Please email Parent Relations at

Christianity & Literature
Friday, April 13
Heath Building

FREE from 8:30 am until 5:30 pm! Academic papers interfacing Christianity and literature presented by brilliant Vanguard students at our Undergraduate Conference on Christianity & Literature. Panel sessions will take place on the first floor of Heath. *Chocolate chip cookies served.*

Guitar Ensemble Concert
Friday, April 13
Needham Chapel
Questions? Contact Teresa Dovel at or x6411
Recital credit will be given.

Spring Concert
Sunday, April 15
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
Questions? Contact Luke Baumgartner at or x6412
During Celebration of the Arts week at Vanguard, join us for the Spring Concert. This is a ticketed event ($15 – available online) and will include performances from the University Concert Choir, Women’s Chorus, & Concert Orchestra with the St. Andrew’s Choir and Symphony.
You don’t want to miss it.


Academic Registration – Traditional Undergraduates
Monday, April 9

Registrar’s Office
Academic registration for traditional undergrads starts April 9-13. Students should check their e-mail for a message from the department of their major for specific information regarding advising and registration. Students can access the Course Schedule and all other registration materials online at
Questions? Contact Kayla Holtz at or x5201

Summer School Classes
Monday, April 9
Registrar’s Office
The Summer School Course Schedule is now available online at Registration for summer sessions will be online beginning the week of April 9th. Questions? Contact Kayla Holtz at or x5201


Finals Week Goodie Bags
The Outreach department will be sending out letters for the finals week goodie bag fundraiser next week.
This is a chance for you to encourage your son/daughter during one of the most stressful times of your student’s academic career.  All you have to do is respond and send at least $10 via check or credit card online and write a personal note of encouragement (any amount donated over $10 will be donated towards our summer mission teams and tax-deductible). Once received, we will personally deliver your student a special note from you along with a bag full of funtreats on Friday, April 27th.  Some of the items in the bag will include candy, pencils, granola bar, an encouraging Bible verse, other fun snacks, and final exam test forms.  Payments and notes must be received no later than Monday, April 23rd in order to provide enough time to prepare bags.   If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at 714.662.5263 or via e-mail at

Summer Missions Commissioning Service
April 18th-NMC


If you have a son/daughter participating in one of our 11 summer mission trips, you are invited to attend our Commissioning Service where we will be praying and sending off each team during our Commissioning chapel service. If you have any questions, please contact Kim at 714.662.5263 or

Become a Ministry Leader Next Year
Questions? Contact Kim Ulm at or x5263
These are the following teams that need new leaders next year!
Harbor Christian Fellowship Learning Center
Mexico Renovar Youth Ministry
Newport Vintage Convalescent Home
Orange County Juvenile Hall
Teen Challenge

Like Our Outreach Pages
Questions? Contact Kim Ulm at or x5263
Please like our pages!

Celebration of the Arts

COTA – Celebration of the Arts
Wednesday, April 11-15

You won’t want to miss Vanguard University’s annual Celebration of the Arts, April 11-15, 2012!  Experience live music, theatre, literature and film on campus throughout the week–from art shows, to film screenings, classical music, and theatre productions. Visit for times and locations. #VUCOTA

Student Photography Contest
Thursday, April 5
Alumni Office (1st Floor, Smith Hall)
Alumni Relations is sponsoring the Student Photography Contest. First Place $100, Second $75, and Third $50. Open subject theme in Color or Black & White. Limit 3 photos per student.
Deadline to submit is Thursday, April 5 at 5:00pm. Winning photos will be on display during Celebration of the Arts: April 11 – 15.
Questions? Contact Chelsea Belardo at or x5444


The Pajama Game
Lyceum Theater
Performance Dates: April 5, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 8:00pm; April 7, 14, 21, 22 at 2:00pm
A musical comedy from the recent Broadway revival with Harry Connick Jr.
General: $17; Senior/Child/VU Employees: $14; VUSC Students: $12

Discount tickets for VU students on Thursday, April 12 and 19: only $5 cash or check at the door

Questions? Contact Bill Hughes at or x6425
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