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Calvin-Wire: October 1, 2010


pencil drawing at ArtPrize

Have you heard about ArtPrize?  ArtPrize is a radically open competition with 1,713 artists who are displaying their works at 192 venues within a three-square-mile downtown district in Grand Rapids, Mich.  ArtPrize awards $449,000 to the top 10 artists selected by public vote; it is the world’s largest art prize. How is Calvin involved?

Countless other alumni, faculty and staff are taking part in ArtPrize. Check it out!

Students learn to teach...and a lot more

student internships collage
Grads and interns team up with teachers to show local elementary school students that reading can be fun. See a two-minute video that allows you to see inside the RIDE (Readers in Determined Education) program at Calvin.
A complete website is now devoted to the many internship and research opportunities Calvin students (and recent grads) have enjoyed this past summer.

From News Briefs, Calvin and the youth ministry organization Young Life are partnering to encourage students in their spiritual growth.

Calvin in 24 - 10.06.10

Calvin in 24

It's Calvin in 24, the day that turns everyone at Calvin both on and off-campus into photographers. Calvin in 24 is open to all currently enrolled Calvin students and Calvin faculty and staff and will include photos from activities and events all over campus and, possibly, the world.  Check back on October 6 to see our day!

If you want to see photos from campus now, visit the Roving WebCam site which includes photos from student photographers that wander about Calvin's campus capturing images of people, places and events that help "tell the story" of the Calvin experience.  Any time you want to see photos from Calvin, click on the photo next to the daily news message on Calvin's home page and you'll arrive at the photo galleries featured: Roving WebCam, Campus Life, Sports and Alumni.

Homecoming & Family Weekend, October 22 & 23, 2010

Homecoming and Family Weekend

Calvin's Homecoming & Family Weekend is now in the fall: October 22 & 23, 2010. With many events going on all weekend, you will easily find a wonderful reason to come home to Calvin during the beautiful fall colors on campus. See the complete schedule of activities that links to ticketing and reservations, if required, for everything.

Consider attending the special lecture planned on Friday, October 22, at 8 p.m.: "Life with the National Forests: Work Worth Doing." Joel Holtrop '74, Deputy Chief for the United States Forest Service, and Jessica Holtrop '07, a former wildland fire fighter in Montana and California, will share reflections on their Forest Service experience as father and daughter, and as individuals committed to land stewardship.

Be a part of your class reunion celebration if you are a member of the 10-year, 25-year, 40-year and 45-year reunion classes. 

Consider attending "Peeling The Bananer: The Story Behind the Lampoon," with co-editors Steve Sieberson '70 and Luke Reinsma '70, as this year marks the 40-year anniversary of the greatest spoof issue in Calvin history.

The full schedule for the weekend is found here.  If you have questions, please call (616) 526-6142 or e-mail every student, every day

Simon - Reason #3,278

Calvin's student calling program will soon begin its fall fundraising campaign. Our students hope that they will have a chance to talk with you! However, if you'd prefer not to receive a call, you can make a gift online now. Learn more about how your Calvin Annual Fund gift supports every student, every day.

And if you’re without a will or your current estate plan needs a check-up, Calvin’s new gift planning website has information and customized, interactive tools to help you.  Of course, Calvin’s gift planning staff, Sally Vander Ploeg or Ruth Vis, are also available to help you.  Call (616) 526-8719 or e-mail

Prolific professors

Calvin    College Campus Store

Quentin Schultze, communication arts and sciences professor, and his daughter Bethany Schultze Kim '02, have co-written a book, "How to Write Powerful College Student Resumes and Cover Letters."  Read more about the book and their process of working as a team.

Calvin professor of philosphy James K.A. Smith has written two books focused on the subject of Pentecostalism: "Thinking in Tongues: Pentecostal Contributions to Christian Theology," and "Science and the Spirit: A Pentecostal Engagement with the Sciences." He recently discussed the tradition's contributions to theology and science.

Shop for these and many other faculty-authored books at the online Campus Store.

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Calvin's website is full of resources like publications, news releases, sporting events, worship services, audio and video archives, etc. 


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