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Calvin-Wire - July 15, 2009 -- Vol. 9, No. 14

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ArtPrize/Calvin Around Town/MBA@Calvin event planned

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. for a Calvin Around Town event featuring the much-discussed ArtPrize competition.  Our event will be held at the Ladies Literary Club and the 106 Gallery with alumnus and ArtPrize creator Rick De Vos '04.  You'll get the inside story on ArtPrize, get a map of locations and instructions on how to vote for your favorite ArtPrize entries!  Want to know more about ArtPrize, artists and venues? Find out now.  You can also read a story about ArtPrize, "106 Makes Room for ArtPrize."

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2009 Entrada Scholars

Sixty-eight high school students—the 2009 Entrada Scholars—are making the most of their opportunities at Calvin this summer. In between classes and intense studying, they're shooting hoops and learning how to salsa dance.

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John Calvin's 500th

John Calvin's 500th birthday was celebrated around the world on Friday, July 10, 2009.  Celebrations on campus were marked with a special birthday party.  See the birthday video created for the occasion, view photos from the party and read about other celebrations held on campus in honor of the Reformer's birthday.  Also, Karin Maag, director of the H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies, was interviewed on NPR about John Calvin.

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Healthcare Q&A

Confused by the healthcare situation in the United States? Calvin experts Ruth Groenhout and Doug Koopman weigh in on the issue.

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Construction progress

As the Fine Arts Center undergoes a major renovation, you can watch the progress via online photos and progress reports.  Also of interest, three Web cameras faithfully recorded a photo-per-day from the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex construction site over a two-year period. 1,868 photos, showing at 15 'days' per second, make-up the three time-lapse movies.

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Homecoming: Beginning a new tradition!

After 57 years, Calvin has changed its Homecoming tradition of gathering in the chilly month of February! Homecoming, the annual alumni celebration and reunion, has moved to the fall when the campus is at its colorful best.

We've moved most class reunions to this weekend; the classes of '00-'09, '99, '94, '89, '79, '74, '69, '64 will have special gatherings on Saturday evening.  We've also added special interest reunions and stacked Friday and Saturday with many athletic, music and social events.  Registration will be available in late summerSee the Homecoming site for full details!

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News briefs about the Hekman Library's "Summer of Jubilee" (think amnesty for overdue books), the music program's accreditation, a new master's program for speech pathology and audiology, and Calvin being named one of the best colleges, and many fascinating faculty and staff profiles, (which includes the most recent on Beth Gordon, pictured here), are all found on News & Stories.



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