APRIL 2008

April 7
Keith Edwards, "She Fears You"

DETAILS:

7:30 pm, Chapel
Sponsored by SAPT

MARCH 2008

Reading the Scripture with our Foremothers
Dr. Marion Taylor, University of Toronto

DETAILS:
Tuesday, March 4, 3:30 p.m.
Commons Lecture Hall

Sponsored by the Religion Department and the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship

The Faith of Our Mothers: Black Women's Jesus, White Women's Christ, Dr. Michelle Loyd-Paige

DETAILS:

Tuesday, March 18, 3:30 p.m.
Commons Lecture Hall

Sponsored by the Gender Studies Minor.

Gay and Lesbian Calvin Students Discuss Their College Experience

DETAILS:

Wednesday, March 19, 7:00 p.m.
Commons Lecture Hall

Sponsored by the Broene Educational Team, Spectrum, and the Sexuality Series.

Intersex in Theory, Life, and Practice
Dr. Alice Dreger

DETAILS:
Tuesday, March 25, 3:30 p.m.
Commons Lecture Hall

Sponsored by the Gender Studies Minor

Our Big, Fat, Feminist Wedding: Traditions, Alternatives, and What They Mean for Marriage

DETAILS:

Wednesday, March 26, 7:00 p.m.
Meeter Center Lecture Hall

Sponsored by the Gender Studies Minor

Hell hath no torment...for sex research by a woman of faith

DETAILS:

Wednesday March 26, 3:30 PM
Alumni Board Room

Dr. Carol Pardun, Director of the School of Journalism, Middle Tennessee SU
How a scholar of communications and member of Nashville CRC conducted a 5-year federally-funded research project on early adolescents' sexual behavior.

Sponsored by Gender Studies, the Calvin Center for Faith and Communication, and CAS.

Replenish Women's Retreat
It must be something in the water

DETAILS:

Saturday, March 29
10:00am - 2:00pm
Woodlawn Ministry Center
$7.00 charge

  • Opening Plenary: Come to the Water
    Professor Jill Tatum
  • Session A: How Fit is Your Water?
    Martial Arts instructor Rick Marindette
  • Session B: It’s Smooth Sailing
    Dr. Mary Gootjes will ease your mind about what happens on a visit to the gynecologist.
  • Session C: Raindrops on Roses
    Safe Haven Ministries will spend 45 minutes discussing signs of healthy and unhealthy romantic relationships and give you some things to be aware of
  • Closing Plenary: Don’t Just Hydrate, Nourish
    Dr. Julie Walton will close our day with some great information about eating well while in college.

Register at the event.

FEBRUARY 2008

February 6,13,20,27, March 5
On Maria Shriver's Ten Things I Wish I Would Have Known before I Went Out Into the Real World
Led by Shirley Hoogstra

DETAILS:

12:00- 1:30, includes lunch
Student Senate Meeting Room
Sign up! Email krm3@calvin.edu with your name and cell phone #

February 21
Hierarchy vs. Partnership: What Scripture and Social Science Tell Us about Good Marriages
by Marjorie Gunnoe

DETAILS:

7:30pm
Meeter Center Lecture Hall

February 22
When Romance Crosses Cultures...
Overcoming Obstacles & Celebrating Intimacy in Cross-Cultural Relationships

Led by Anne Zaki and Naji Umran, joined by panelists Roland and Lisseth Hoksbergen, Simon and Judy Ko, Gabe and Joanna Tannor

DETAILS:

6:30- 9:15
Chapel Undercroft

Part 1: Obstacles to Success in Cross-Cultural Relationships
Part 2: The Joys and Challenges of Cross-Cultural Marriages
Part 3: How to Make it Work

Each session is followed by a short break.

 

JANUARY 2008

January 15
Being Female in the Field of Science
Q and A with Margaret Lowman, Tree Canopy Scientist

 

DETAILS:

7:30pm
DeVos Forum
Brought to you by The January Series

NOVEMBER 2007

November 1
With or without someone?
dsr. Dating, Singleness, and Relationships

DETAILS:

November 1
7:30pm
Chapel Undercroft
A 2-part panel series on the unique climate of Calvin and all things relational. Join current students, Calvin alumni, and staff members to hear stories and think about those nagging questions...

November 2
Gender Frontiers
Masculinity & Femininity in Western Films
Brokeback Mountain

DETAILS:

November 2
7:30pm
Bytwerk Theatre
A Film Festival: The classic "Western" is about what it means to be a man. This film series explores gender conventions through three important Westerns that defy and subvert them. Each film will be introduced by a Calvin faculty member and a discussion (for those interested) will follow the screening.

November 9
Gender Frontiers
Masculinity & Femininity in Western Films
Little Big Man

DETAILS:

November 9
7:30pm
Bytwerk Theatre
A Film Festival: The classic "Western" is about what it means to be a man. This film series explores gender conventions through three important Westerns that defy and subvert them. Each film will be introduced by a Calvin faculty member and a discussion (for those interested) will follow the screening.

November 13
Step One Group for Men

DETAILS:

Starts Tuesday, Nov. 13
Student Life Conference Room
Questions? E-mail Dan Vandersteen: dv23@calvin.edu

November 14
Women's Discussion Group on Healthy Sexuality

DETAILS:

Wednesday, Nov. 14
3:30 p.m.
Hiemenga Hall 339

November 15
Rape: A Survivor's Story

DETAILS:

November 15
10:10pm
Eldersveld Dorm Basement

For Women Only. A former Calvin student and survivor will share her
story. All women are welcome to attend, and a time of questions
and answers will follow. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Sexual Assault Prevention Team.

November 26
The ABC (Abstinence, Be faithful, use Condoms) Wars and Other Controversies in HIV/AIDS. By Dr Milton Amayun

DETAILS:

November 26
7:00 pm
Commons Lecture Hall

Sponsored by the International Health and Development Club

November 29
Unveiling the Hidden Gendercide: A Christian Response to Infanticide, Dowry Deaths, AIDS in Africa, War Widows and Sexual Slavery.

DETAILS:

November 29
3:30 p.m.
North Hall 161

Rebecca McDonald, director of Women at Risk, Int'l, will speak on "Unveiling the Hidden Gendercide." 114 to 200 million women are "demographically" missing due to infanticide, dowry deaths, sex trafficking, AIDS and more. Ms. McDonald will discuss both the risks that women around the world face and some promising strategies for unveiling this hidden gendercide.

Sponsored by International Development Studies

OCTOBER 2007

10/1
Dating and the 3rd Degree:  Discovering the characteristics that make for a strong marriage candidate before you say ‘I do’

DETAILS:

October 1
Christian Counseling Center,
1879 Leonard NE (Leonard and Plymouth)
Call to reserve a spot, 956-1122
Sponsored by the Christian Counseling Center

10/4
David Gushee
A Christian Vision for Marriage

DETAILS:

October 4
Calvin Chapel
7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Sexuality Series and the Continuing Education Office of Calvin Theological Seminary

Additional David Gushee Events:

10:00-11:00 a.m.
“Suffering in Marriage: Advice for Pastors”
Calvin Theological Seminary Town Hall Meeting

11:30-1:30 p.m.
Lunch with Calvin faculty members who have read Getting Marriage Right

1:45-3:15 p.m.
Inner Compass interview on Suffering in Marriage

3:30-4:30 p.m.
Refreshments with pre-ministry students and youth ministry minors

7:30 p.m.
Open Lecture, “A Christian Vision for Marriage”
Calvin College Chapel
Book signing and refreshments to follow
cosponsored by the Continuing Education Office of Calvin Theological Seminary

Friday, October 5
12:30-2:30 p.m.
Marriage and Family Class Visits on Gender Roles

10/4
Student Chat with David Gushee

DETAILS:

October 4
Chapel Undercroft
3:30pm
Sponsored by the Sexuality Series and the Continuing Education Office of Calvin Theological Seminary

10/9
"Why the History of Sexuality Ought to be Taught at Christian Colleges and Universities"
Dr. Gail Bederman, University of Notre Dame

DETAILS:

October 9
3:30
Commons Lecture Hall
Cosponsored by Gender Studies, History, Psychology, and the Sexuality Series

10/10
Book Discussion Group on Rob Bell’s Sex God

DETAILS:

Wednesdays, October 10, 17, 24, November 7 and 14
7:00 p.m.
Faculty Meeting Room
Led by Katie Klok
Email Katie, klk24@calvin.edu to register

Tentative 10/11
Book Discussion Group on David Gushee’s
Getting Marriage Right

DETAILS:

TENTATIVE Thursdays, October 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1
7:30 p.m.
Faculty Meeting Room
Led by TBA

October 25
Is it ever "just coffee"?
dsr. Dating, Singleness, and Relationships

DETAILS:

October 25 & November 1
7:30pm
Chapel Undercroft
A 2-part panel series on the unique climate of Calvin and all things relational. Join current students, Calvin alumni, and staff members to hear stories and think about those nagging questions...

October 30
Pornography: Myths and Facts
Robert Baird, M.Div, M.S.W, Ph.D

DETAILS:

October 30
8:00pm
Commons Lecture Hall

*Discussion following for men and women in separate groups

Sponsored by the Sexual Assault Prevention Team

SEPTEMBER 2007

9/27
Seven Passages: The Stories of Gay Christians

DETAILS:

September 27-October 6, 2007
Grand Rapids Spectrum Theater
Visit the website for ticket information

9/28
Bill Slease

Lecture on being a Christian in the video gaming industry, and the images of masculinity it portrays

DETAILS:

September 28
Meeter Center Lecture Hall
8:00pm
Sponsored by the Student Activities Office, Prelude, and the Sexuality Series