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Calvin-Wire: November 15, 2012

The women's volleyball team hopes to claim the national title again this year; quarterfinals begin tonight at 8 p.m. at Hope College in Holland, Mich. Please join us to give the Knights a home-court advantage! To purchase tickets, visit Hope College's ticket information page. See also Hope's tournament information page. Please consider coming out on Thursday (and, we hope, the entire weekend) to root the Knights on to another national title!

The men's and women's cross country teams are running for national titles on Saturday, November 17, at De Pauw University in Terre Haute, Ind.! The men are ranked #3 nationally; the women are ranked #15. See NCAA's Cross Country Championships page for information and links to a LIVE Webcast.

English dept. goings-on

English department faculty have started several programs—soup suppers, retreats, snowball fights and "One Book, One Department", to foster community between themselves, students, staff and alumni. In 2009, the department launched Calvin Writers Recommend, an online resource for students interested in having their work published.

Christmas shopping

Don't forget about Christmas at the Campus Store on Saturday, December 1. Proceeds from each purchase fund scholarships for Calvin-bound high school seniors who demonstrate outstanding service. Sale highlights include 15% off all books (except textbooks), Christmas ornaments, sweatshirts, scarves and winter hats. There will be giveaways, book signings, refreshments and complimentary gift bagging.

Students in the news

An animated film, A Royal Pain, created by Calvin media production, music and graphic art students was honored at the Chicago Film Festival.

In Calvin Theatre Company's musical rendition of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," Dickens' unfinished mystery, the audience chose the outcome.

More student news

Calvin's American College Test (ACT) tutoring program, Excel, familiarizes high school-ers with both the college preparatory test and Calvin. A student created the program in 2006 and it continues today—with a waiting list.

The first-ever Chicago job fair draws students to give 60-second business pitches. See photos from the fair.

Your gift for giving

Have you made your year-end gift to Calvin yet? There's no better time to give! When you make your contribution of $50 or more at www.calvin.edu/go/share, you'll receive a free album download from one of our alumni artists! See their profiles here.

Worship symposium

The Calvin Symposium on Worship brings together a wide audience of pastors, worship leaders and planners, artists, musicians, scholars, students and other interested worshipers every January. People come from around the world to gather for a time of fellowship, worship and learning together. Over 100 presenters and panelists will participate with1,500 guests from 30-plus countries. Online registration is open now.

Who is your ONE?

Every Calvin alumna, alumnus, parent, faculty and staff member and current student knows a high school senior who would benefit from Calvin’s “heart and mind” education. So, think about who your "one" could be and how you might connect with them this year to personally encourage them to consider Calvin. (There's a free t-shirt in it for you!) Your first step? Pick your "one" today.

By the way, U.S. students that apply by Dec. 3* will do so fee-free—the $35 application fee will be waived!
*January 1 for Canadian and other international citizens.

New travel tours

The Calvin Alumni Association's travel program is open to Calvin alumni and any friends who wish to join the group. Each trip is uniquely planned to be an experience woven with education and faith.

New tours are being planned for 2013 including a Northern European Art Tour and a Canadian Rockies trip.

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