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Calvin-Wire • January 3, 2006 • Vol. 6, No. 1

In This Issue:

*Calvin will be hosting a major conference on faith and international development from February 9-11, 2006, thanks to the efforts of Calvin junior Jackie Biltz and a volunteer committee of students and faculty. The conference is sponsored by World Vision, International Aid, the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee and Calvin's Lilly Vocation Project.

*Calvin senior Ashley Uyaguari recently created an online forum for Christian teachers of foreign languages. The site gives both secondary and college-level teachers an online meeting place for trading ideas about curriculum and pedagogy.

*Two Calvin students, Amy VanNocker (Petoskey, Mich.) and Lauren Vander Plas (Cadillac, Mich.), have received $7,500 in scholarships from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. They will use the money to study development in Honduras with Calvin's Development Studies Semester.

*Somewhere amid the holiday rush, Calvin residence halls held their annual service auctions, raising over $20,000 for seven organizations. Dorm residents auctioned off goods (many baked) and services (some half-baked) to raise money for the organizations with which they partner throughout the year.

*Get ready for the annual Calvin/Hope basketball game on January 14, 2006. Since this game is carried on satellite--a digital feed for the first time--there are viewing locations around North America. If there's not a location near you, find out how you can secure one. See this website or email .

*The Calvin Halftime Jam is a news and sports magazine on the air. It runs at halftime of men's basketball broadcasts on WFUR radio, 102.9 FM in West Michigan. Now, thanks to the internet, we are pleased to offer these Halftime Jams to our website visitors as well.


The Calvin-Wire newsletter is a bulletin of the Calvin Alumni Association sent to alumni and friends of Calvin College to inform them of the latest news from campus.