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Calvin-Wire: October 15, 2011

Coming home to Calvin

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Here are just a few highlights for Homecoming & Family Weekend 2011 that's coming up October 21 & 22, 2011. Register and get tickets now »

The 10-Year, 25-Year, 40-Year and 45-Year class reunions will celebrate, along with alumni from business and economics. There is a new Family Weekend Tailgate dinner on Friday night for all, many sporting events to choose from, and you will be able to watch practice for the basketball teams. If you have wanted to try the climbing wall, here's your chance, or take a tour of campus or town.

Also scheduled are improv performances, activities for siblings, the annual Cardboard Canoe Race, the Calvin Music Festival, a pancake breakfast fundraiser for music ensembles, art gallery exhibits and tours, Ecosystem Preserve activities and much more.See all the weekend activity information here.

Excellence in sports

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There are a lot of exciting headlines in Calvin sports, with volleyball coach Amber Warners picking up her 300th win. Other highlights include:

 Calvin has joined the MIAA in adding men's and women's varsity lacrosse beginning in the 2012-2013 academic year.

Jed Christiansen '10 qualifies for U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials at the Chicago Marathon.

Want to keep up-to-date on all sports headlines? Calvin-Sports is sent soon after Calvin varsity sporting events and includes information and statistics. And on the Sports page you can listen or watch online, see live stats, video profiles and photo galleries, read the daily sports update, or subscribe to the RSS feed.

News & Stories from campus

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Last week the Calvin community disposed of the objects that ensnare them. Confession Week is possible at Calvin because of the courage students and faculty have to admit their mistakes and go forth into new life, according to Chaplain Hulst.

Student senate launches semester bike loans with a much larger turnout than expected.

Unlearn Week, Calvin’s annual week of lectures and activities centered on anti-racism, is already underway. The series features lectures, discussion, films and other events aimed at kicking off a yearlong conversation about race and justice.

Lecture, art notes

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A yearlong Global Hunger and Food Security lecture series highlights the critical importance of preserving farmland and water resources around the globe. The series is a collaboration between Calvin’s geology, geography and environmental studies department, international development program and the Calvin Faith and Science Seminar series. Half of the speakers will be from Calvin, and half will be from outside the college. All of the talks are free and open to the public.

An ArtPrize entry at Calvin College's (106) Gallery and Studio has been honored with the Sustainability Award, one of a handful of juried awards given out by organizers of the international art competition. 

Also please note the call for entries for the Alumni Painting Exhibition deadline is December 1, 2011.


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Do Both. Check out a new page that explores both at and science, career and life, scholars and mentors, Ghana and Grand Rapids, mind and spirit.   

Also, please encourage high school students to visit Calvin! Fridays at Calvin, our premiere visit program, gets high marks from hundreds of prospective students and parents each year. Calvin also offers Department Visit Days, International Student Visit Day, bus trips and more. During their visit, students meet Calvin students and faculty, sit in on classes, dig deeper into their major and participate in campus activities. For more visit options and to register, check out

Events, links

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Here are several alumni and friends events coming up.

Become a fan of Calvin on Facebook and you'll see links to top news stories from Calvin and news stories about Calvin and the Calvin community. Also join the Calvin Alumni Facebook page.

Be sure to check out all the recent news from campus found on News & Stories.

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