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Calvin-Wire: October 15, 2009 -- Vol. 9, No. 20

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Daily chapel option

You can join the campus in daily worship as chapel is now available live on their Web site every day. The schedule for chapel is also found there.

Members of the Calvin community will be gathering to pray at 7:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in room 220 of the Chapel Undercroft.  This group of students who will lead the prayer time would like to invite everyone who wants to be actively praying for the college to join them.  They would also like to know how they can best pray for you. So either join them or send your prayer requests to No prayer request is too small.

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Recommend a student.  And until December, they can apply for free!

We know that friends and alumni of Calvin are in a position to recommend Calvin to a prospective student and/or parent. We value and encourage your efforts to help us identify prospective students. Use the student referral page to submit that information to us or contact us at (616-526-6142).
And if these prospective students apply before December 1 (January 1 for Canadians), the admissions office will waive the application fee! Find out more on the admissions Web site.

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ArtPrize concludes

Did you hear about ArtPrize, an open art contest which took place in Grand Rapids this fall and recently concluded? Read the recap of ArtPrize with professor of art Lisa Van Arragon, and view a photo gallery (with video!) from the ArtPrize alumni event with Rick DeVos '04.  There is also plenty of information found on the ArtPrize site with photos of the winning entries, video from the exciting closing event and more.

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Every Student Challenge

Between now and June 30, 2010, multiply your gift to Calvin through the Every Student Challenge. In this challenge, every gift—big or small—counts.  Together, our gifts throughout this fiscal year can secure an additional $100,000 challenge grant.

What's the catch?  The college must receive one new or upgraded gift to the annual fund for each Calvin student enrolled during the 2009-10 school year. So whether you give $10 or $10,000, your gift to Calvin will help us meet our challenge goal—and provide a more affordable education for all Calvin students.

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News briefs

There are always top news items in brief on the News & Stories Web site.  The news briefs currently featured are about the science division poster fair on October 23 (see photo, right), computer science majors score in the 95th percentile on their national exam, and professor of chemistry Kumar Sinniah earns an NIH grant.


In a Q&A prompted by his new book, Professor Corwin Smidt talks about the role religion played in the politics surrounding the 2008 elections.  Read this story and many fascinating faculty and staff profiles -- all found on News & Stories.



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