9/27
Feeling Called or Just Pulled: A Women’s Six-Week Discussion Group about Career, Marriage, and Life Decisions. Leader: Jill Tatum, Biology Professor at Calvin College

DETAILS:

Wednesdays, Fall 2006
September 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1

7:30 pm, Meets in DeVos 205B

9/28
Steve Thompson, Professor at Central Michigan University and noted expert and speaker on sexual assault. "No Zebras -- No Excuses: Dating, Sex, and Community at Calvin"
www.stephenmthompson.com

DETAILS:

September 28
8:00 pm, Chapel
Sponsored by the Sexual Assault Prevention Team

October 2006

10/4
Dr. David Myers, Professor of Psychology, Hope College
"Bridging the Divide: Strengthening Marriage, Welcoming Gays"

DETAILS:

October 4
3:30pm, Commons Annex Lecture Hall
Sponsored by Gender Studies

10/11
Women in Politics: Seeking Office and Making Change

DETAILS:

October 11
3:30pm, DeVos 170
Join us as Calvin student Lerae Kroon talks about her impressions and experiences at the Women in Politics conference held at UC Berkeley this summer. Refreshments will be provided.
Co-sponsored by the Political Science Department, Gender Studies Minor and Provost's Office

10/14
Playing with Fire: A Fashion Show

DETAILS:

October 14
8:30 pm, FAC
Brought to you by FAB.

10/26
Ron Nydam, Professor at Calvin Theological Seminary and pastoral counselor “Seven Variations of Gender in Fallen Humanity”

DETAILS:

October 26
7:30 p.m.
Meeter Center Lecture Hall

10/26
Film: Education of Shelby Knox

DETAILS:

October 26
7 p.m. Science Building 10
This documentary tells the story of Shelby Knox, a conservative Christian Texas high school student who fought for comprehensive sex education in her school.

Monday Evenings in October
Bookclub: Loves Me, Loves Me Not: The Ethics of Unrequited Love, Laura Smit

DETAILS:

Monday evenings, 7:30 p.m., October 9, 16, 23, 30, on-campus or Tuesday evenings, 7:30 p.m., October 10, 17, 24, 31, on-campus or Thursday evenings, 8:00 p.m., October 12, 19, 26, and November 2, off-campus

10/28
Pre-Marital Workshop with Randy Wolthuis, Director of Broene Counseling Center

DETAILS:

October 28 and November 4
9am to Noon, Meeter Center Lecture Hall
Contact Broene Counseling Center to register

November 2006

11/1
"The Biology of Human Sexuality and Gender"

DETAILS:

November 1
7:00 pm, SB 010
Leader: Professor Hessel Bouma, III
Sponsored by the Broene Educational Team

11/2
Film: Transamerica

DETAILS:

November 2
7 pm, Bytwerk Theatre
This film explores the cross country journey of a transsexual who discovers that she fathered a son before her operation. It stars Felicity Huffman, who was nominated for an Oscar for the role.
Brought to you by Gender Studies

11/4
Real Beauty Retreat, a woman's body can bear shame and contempt and also speak of the awe and wonder
she was designed to provoke

DETAILS:

November 4
1:00-4:30 pm, Bunker Interpretive Center
Leaders: Cherith Nordling and Kelly Powers

11/5
LOFT service- "The Sanctity of Sex"

DETAILS:

November 5
8:00 pm, Calvin Chapel
Leader: Jeffrey Weima, New Testament Professor, Calvin Theological Seminary

11/16
Ten Things I Wish I'd Known about Men/Women before I Married One

DETAILS:

November 16,
7:30 pm, Location TBA
Led by Chaplain Cooper and Rebecca DeYoung

11/16
Film: Tough Guize

DETAILS:

November 16
7 pm, Science Building 336
This documentary explores the relationship between the media and conceptions of masculinity.
Brought to you by Gender Studies

December 2006

12/2
For Men Only, Pastor Craig Gross "Porn and Pancakes" hosted by Ada Bible Church

DETAILS:

December 2
8:00 am-10:00 am, Ada Bible Church
A morning filled with straight talk about porn and the issues surrounding porn. From the people who get it--XXXchurch pastors, porn industry insiders and people who have struggled without hope. The breakfast is open to men and boys in junior high on up. $8, includes a copy of the book Uncovering the Truth Behind Porn by Craig Gross. If cost is prohibitive but you want to attend, contact Dan Vandersteen.

Registration required: go to http://www.pornandpancakes.com

January 2007

1/3
Lauren Winner, author and doctoral candidate in the history of American religion "How Not to Have Married Sex"

DETAILS:

January 3
12:30 pm, Fine Arts Center Auditorium
Sponsored by the January Series

1/3
Lauren Winner Question and Answer Session

DETAILS:

January 3
7:30 pm, Location TBA
Sponsored by the January Series

1/4
Bookclub: Real Sex: The Naked Truth About Chastity, by Lauren Winner

DETAILS:

Starting January 4
Thursdays, January 4, 11, 18, & Feb. 1
Leaders: Paul Ryan, LOFT Coordinator, and Sheila Ryan
7:30 p.m, Meets at Paul and Sheila’s home

February 2007

2/8
Helen Sterk, Professor
Masculinity Theory—Secular Meets Sacred

DETAILS:

February 8
7:30 p.m
Meeter Center Lecture Hall

2/15

Lattes, Love and the Lack Thereof: Jazz Vespers

DETAILS:

February 15
7:30pm
Cave Cafe

2/21

To Career, or Not Two Career? Faculty and Administration Couples on Marriage and Career

DETAILS:

February 21
7:30pm
Commons Lecture Hall

March 2007

3/1

Mark Yarhouse, Author
“Storying Sexual Identity: How Christians Make Meaning of Same-Sex Attractions”

DETAILS:

March 1
7:30pm
Calvin Chapel

3/3 & 3/10

Premarital Workshop

DETAILS:

March 3 and March 10
Leader, Randy Wolthuis, Ph.D. of the Broene Counseling Center
9am to Noon
To register call 526-6123

3/7

Gay and Lesbian Calvin Students Discuss Their College Experiences

DETAILS:

March 7
7:00pm
Commons Lecture Hall

3/12

Dr. Lynn Turner of Marquette University
Why Families are NOT Like Organizations

DETAILS:

March 12
3:30PM
De Vos Communication Center Lobby/Forum
Co-sponsored by CAS and Gender Studies Minor

3/12
Dr. Lynn Turner of Marquette University
When Parents Come Out to Their Kids: Lesbian Led Families

DETAILS:

March 12
7:00PM
Meeter Center Lecture Hall
Co-sponsored by CAS and Gender Studies Minor

3/13

From Bewitched to Buffy: Growing up Female with the Mass Media

DETAILS:

March 13
3:30pm
Commons Annex Lecture Hall
Sponsored by Gender Studies Minor Committee

3/15

Faculty/Staff Learning Lunch, What is it like to be gay as a Calvin student? Led by Dan Vandersteen

DETAILS:

March 15
11:30pm
Knollcrest Room

3/28

Pastor David and Melanie Beelen, Twelve Steps of Intimacy in Dating and Marriage

DETAILS:

March 28
7:30pm
Commons Lecture Hall

3/28

Who's Having This Baby?: How Care and Control Work in Birthing Practices, by Professor Hellen Sterk, Communication Arts and Sciences Department

DETAILS:

March 28
3:30 p.m.
Meeter Center Lecture Hall
Sponsored by Gender Studies

3/29

Iron-jawed Angels: Directed by Katja von Garnier, and starring Hilary Swank and Frances O'Connor

DETAILS:

March 29
7:00 p.m.
Bytwerk Theater
This film is about women's struggle for the right to vote in the United States.
Sponsored by Gender Studies

April 2007

unCommon Conversations at Commons
Human Sexuality and Same-Sex Attractions: What does the Bible say, and how should Christians respond?

DETAILS:

April 10, 11, 12
10:00pm, Commons Dining Hall

4/10- Redemptive Community: How does the Church live it out?
Dr. Cherith Nordling

4/11- Just Walk With Me: What I've Learned...And Am Still Learning
Chaplain Cooper

4/12- Opening the Word: Small Group Conversations on the Biblical passages and the CRC position
Faculty and Staff Small Group Leaders

Equality Ride Visit

4/24- We will be holding conversations about Calvin's commitments and how they are similar to and different from the Equality Riders' commitments throughout the day on April 24th. These discussions are for Calvin students, faculty, emeriti, and staff.