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Calvin-Wire: January 15, 2012

Presidential recommendation accepted

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On Saturday, January 7, Calvin's Board of Trustees voted to accept the recommendation to appoint Dr. Michael Le Roy to the position of President of Calvin College. Le Roy will need ratification of the Board’s decision at the Christian Reformed Church’s SYNOD meeting in June 2012 in order to become Calvin’s next president.

In his first official meeting with the Calvin community, Dr. Le Roy talked about the importance of community. Watch a short video clip also from that meeting.

"The Board of Trustees is both blessed and honored to appoint Dr. Michael Le Roy to the position of President at Calvin," said Scott Spoelhof, Board of Trustees chair. "He is a collaborative, visionary leader with proven academic, administrative, and scholarship skills who is committed to furthering the mission of Calvin. His commitment to reformed theology will serve our institution well as we not only interact with our existing constituencies, but also seek to engage the broader evangelical community."

Interim, January Series 2012

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An interim class learns about eating healthier, more sustainably and more homemade.

Students from the "An Inside Look at the January Series" class share their insights. You can enjoy the January Series, too. Join us at one of the remote locations or listen online!

Students traveling for interim blog from India, Cambodia and Europe.

Psalms play

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David: A Play with Psalms, pulled straight from the Bible, highlights some of the antiheroic episodes in the life of the biblical king. In fact, the entire script is scripture.

The play, created as a companion to the Psalms Bible study, will be performed January 26 through 28 and February 2 through 4. Tickets may be purchased at the box office (616-526-6282) or you may purchase tickets online here.

Exhibition, symposium, conference, festival

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Mary Abma created a sculptural herbarium of every invasive species in her lawn which is now on exhibition in the Center Art Gallery.

The 2012 Symposium on Worship at Calvin will be the 25th such gathering on campus, since the event began in 1988 as the Symposium on Worship and Church Music.

Students organize seventh-annual Faith and International Development Conference.

Check out a list of recommended reading for the Festival of Faith & Writing, April 19-21, 2012. There is still time to register!


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The Calvin/Hope rivalry will again feature the popular satellite game on February 11, 2012, which showcases the men's varsity game. For "The Game," Calvin and Hope fans gather at a designated viewing location and enthusiastically cheer on their team. Take the whole family to a site near you! If your area doesn't have a site, consider hosting.

You can still participate in the new Beat Hope Challenge, a joint alumni giving initiative sponsored by Calvin and Hope. All annual fund gifts received before February 29, 2012 will be counted. As of January 1, the totals are: Calvin with 13.4% of alumni and student giving versus Hope with 12.2%. Thank you and let's keep going!

Events, activities, trips

Here are several alumni and friends events coming up:

Calvin Alumni Travel is a travel program for alumni and friends. Each trip will be an experience woven with education and faith.

Explore Paul's Missionary Journeys in Greece, March 30-April 11, 2012, or A Journey to South Africa, November 2-17, 2012. Or save the date for A Pilgrimage to Israel: In the Light of Jesus, March 11-22, 2013. More information is found on the alumni travel pages for all trips.

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