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Current Issue: April 15, 2009 -- Vol. 9, No. 8

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Calvin 5k Run/Walk and the Karen Muyskens Family Fun Run

Everyone can get in on the fun when the 19th annual Calvin 5k Run/Walk and the Karen Muyskens Family Fun Run hits campus on April 25, 2009.  There will be a new USAT&F-approved course and start and finish lines will be at the brand new Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex's Huizenga Tennis and Track Center. The Grand Rapids and Lakeshore Area Alumni Chapters of the Calvin Alumni Association host this race. Because of our generous corporate sponsors, all entry fees go toward student scholarships!  Sign up today.

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Summer camps at Calvin

For over 25 years, the Calvin College department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sport has been offering camps in baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer, basketball and tennis as part of the summer camps offered at Calvin. Calvin sports camps allow children ages six through 18 to develop their athletic skills for both play and competition. Sports camps also encourage teamwork, cooperation, a sense of adventure and lots of fun.  Registration forms and liability waivers are now available on their Web site.

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Calvin's Herbarium

Did you know Calvin has an herbarium?  Take a closer look at a massive collection of plants, animals and algae from all over the world—all tucked away in a corner of Calvin's De Vries Hall, the Herbarium.

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ISRI awards scholarships to incoming students

The Integrated Science Research Institute (ISRI) will award a total of $32,000 in scholarships to up to eight current and incoming students next year thanks to a National Science Foundation grant for $581,000.  The NSF Scientific Computation Scholarships will cultivate a cohort of Calvin students who take an interdisciplinary approach to studying science: “They have to be interested in pursuing a program that combines computation with science,” said ISRI director Randall Pruim.   Because of the integrative focus of its grant, Calvin stands out among the schools that applied for NSF funds.  Read more, here.

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Calvin Institute of Christian Worship resources

Arguably no narrative in all of Scripture is as rich in imaginative possibilities as the Emmaus road narrative in Luke 24. Here a despairing lament turns into Easter joy. Here those who thought they had died with Christ realize they can also rise with Christ. Here we sense the power of Scripture to reframe our understanding of reality. Here we sense how eating and drinking with the risen Christ can reveal what is ultimately true and right.

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship has recently posted many new resources on their site, including "Walking the Road to Emmaus" and the recap from the 2009 Calvin Symposium on Worship which is hosted annually by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship at Calvin College and the Center for Excellence in Preaching at Calvin Theological Seminary.  The "Top Ten Worship Planning Ideas From John Calvin" are being featured prior to the April 16-18 conference, "John Calvin: Myth and Reality," celebrating the 500th anniversary of John Calvin's birth. 

Be sure to visit the CICW site to explore all the inspirational resources there.

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News briefs

Don't forget to bookmark the News in Brief page which, right now, features two short articles on books written by professors.  This is a good page to check for up-to-the minute news from campus and from faculty, staff and students. 


Calvin Alumna Loreen Niewenhuis '85 will spend the next seven months walking around Lake Michigan. We caught up with Niewenhuis 150 miles into her journey near Grand Haven and posted a video from that interview on the News & Stories pages.  Also, you can read the Grand Rapids Press story about Niewenhius on that site.


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