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Calvin-Wire: November 15, 2013

Another successful fall athletic season has concluded with many teams going on to compete in NCAA competition and tournaments this weekend. Please come out to cheer on the Knights! Click for more information, and online viewing and scoring options:

Alumni and friends

Many events are going on around the country this weekend and all year long. Alumni and friends will be meeting with President Le Roy in Korea; River City Improv is in Minnesota; and Prof. Luttikhuizen is in the New York/New Jersey metro area speaking about Dutch masterpieces currently on tour in the U.S.

Next month there are, so far, events in Arizona, Illinois and California. And Christmas at the Campus Store returns on December 7! See the complete list of all events found on the Calvin Alumni Association page.

Please mark your calendar for The Rivalry game on January 11, 2013. With gathering locations around the country, this truly is an event for all alumni and friends!


A $375K grant from the National Eye Institute expands research opportunities for pre-optometry students at Calvin.

A $338K grant from the National Science Foundation boosts research infrastructure through access to state-of-the-art equipment.

Senior theatre major Julia Kimble is finding out how arts and sciences unite in her role as assistant designer for the Calvin Theatre Company.

And did you notice some commotion on the president's front lawn recently? Read: Party at the Prez's Kicks Off Homecoming and Family Weekend and see photos from the weekend linked there.

Calvin Travel

Don't miss out on Calvin Travel trips for 2014:

Cuba: Now that certain travel restrictions have been lifted, you are able to delve into the rich history and heritage of Cuba by meeting with local leaders, residents and artists.

New England: Inspired by the “New England Saints” interim, English professor and two-time Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Schmidt  will lead as you to ponder the work of the great American writers and poets.

Northern European Art: Enjoy Northern Europe’s greatest art museums and works of architecture with Calvin professor of art history Henry Luttikhuizen ’86.

Pacific Northwest: Starting and ending in Seattle, this tour also takes participants to Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens; Olympia National Park; the Butchart Gardens of Vancouver Island and Victoria; and the San Juan Islands.

Hungary: Discover the treasures of Budapest and other cities as you explore the history of the Hungarian Reformed Church and its life, witness and work; led by political science professor emeritus Corwin Smidt.

This travel program is open to alumni and friends! Get complete information and brochures.

Not-to-miss campus events

The January Series 2014, January 8–28, 2014, featuring experts on topics like ending the stalemate in Congress, the world economy, healthcare, public education reform, the future of higher education and our changing weather, will also have 44 remote sites this year.

The Calvin Symposium on WorshipJanuary 30–February 1, 2014, brings together a wide audience of pastors, worship leaders and planners, artists, musicians, scholars, students and other interested worshipers every year. Online registration is open now.

The Festival of Faith and Writing, April 10–12, 2014, is a gathering of authors, readers, publishers, and academics for conversation related to the intersection of faith and writing. Speakers will include Anne Lamott, James McBride, Bret Lott, and many more.

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Students abroad

The official student newspaper of Calvin keeps in touch with students abroad in Honduras, Hungary, China, Peru, France, Spain and Ghana via the Calvin Chimes Abroad Facebook page. Catch a glimpse of a few students' experiences by reading the Adventures in Peru blog.

See all the global connections that Calvin has with 12 semester-long offerings and 30+ interim courses (or click on the map).


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