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Calvin-Wire: February 1, 2012

Alumni Painting Exhibition

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The "Alumni Painting Exhibition," which runs until February 18 in the Center Art Gallery, presents the work of 19 alumni artists that have used a variety of painting techniques and approaches.

You can be a part of this exhibit by voting for the People's Choice Award. You will need to visit the gallery to place a vote by 5 p.m., February 10. The award will be announced that evening, at 7:30 p.m., at an awards reception. Find out more, including the list of artists, information about the exhibit and beautiful gallery---which is now housed in the Covenant Fine Arts Center!

Also on exhibit right now is Mary Abma's, "In My Own Back Yard," which includes three projects: Herbarium, Lumen Prints, and Triptych Altarpiece. Included in these projects are the 82 species she identified in her backyard, which she then classfied, pressed, mounted and preserved in wax.

Rivalry time

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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; there are over 70 sites confirmed so far! If your area doesn't have a site, consider hosting. It's easy and fun.

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. Thank you!

Speaking of Knights, uKnight plugs you into the worldwide Calvin network. Find former classmates, network with alumni professionals, share class notes and more. Sign up today »

uKnight Week

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Celebrate uKnight Week, Calvin’s winter “spirit week,” February 4-11, 2012.

The festivities include the annual Cold Knight Club: Sem Pond Jump, campus activities, performances, Wear Calvin Day (for everyone, anywhere), Senior Salute, Ambassadors Lunch honoring Professor David Holwerda and Jim and Dolly Strikwerda, AirBand, sporting events, karaoke and more. Get tickets now »

Student-organized FIDC

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Students have organized the seventh-annual Faith and International Development Conference, "Yearning for Justice, Learning in Love: A Dialogue on Fear & Hope," which runs on campus February 2-4, 2012.

This student-run conference focuses on dialogue around best practices.

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Glenn Bulthuis, Debra Perry concert

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Calvin alum Glenn Bulthuis '77 has joined forces with fellow Calvin alum Debra Perry '91 and her 9-voice singing group Majestic Praise on a new CD recording, Gloryland. The music on the CD was inspired by the Motown and Gospel music of the 1960's.

On Wednesday, February 29, 2012, Glenn Bulthuis, Debra Perry and Majestic Praise, along with a variety of instrumentalists, will be highlighting the Gloryland CD with a release concert in Calvin's Covenant Fine Arts Center. Find out more and get your tickets now »

Events, reunions, travel

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; 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.

*There is an information session for the South Africa trip with tour leader John Apol on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Youngsma Center. Contact the alumni office at 616-526-6142 if you would like to attend.

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