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Calvin-Parents E-Newsletter: December 4, 2009

Calvin-Parents: Friday, December 4, 2009 - Volume 6: No. 41

*Special ReCommend Calvin Edition*

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Dear Parents,

Perhaps over the Thanksgiving holiday you noticed the launching of the ReCommend Calvin campaign in which we asked your Calvin student to encourage a prospective student to consider Calvin.  Until December 14, any Calvin student who records such a conversation on the Web site is eligible for free Qdoba® burritos, plus is entered in a drawing to win a free Calvin sweatshirt (10 students) or free textbooks (2 sets, up to $450 each).  The residence hall with the highest percentage of conversations will also win additional Open House hours. 

Bob Mulder takes a group from Minnesota to visit    Calvin.Starting this month, it is YOUR turn to join the ReCommend Calvin campaign!

The "Calvin Parents" phase of the ReCommend Calvin initiative begins now and will run until Friday, January 15, 2010.  Any Calvin parent who encourages a prospective student and/or parent of a prospective student to consider Calvin and records that conversation on the Web site will receive a Calvin coffee card, good for a free cup at either Johnny's, the Fish House, or the Spoelhof Cafe on campus.

In addition, parents who participate will also be enrolled in a drawing to win free textbooks for their son or daughter for the next semester (2 sets @ up to $450 each)!  We hope this inspires you to "tell your Calvin story" and encourage other families to carefully consider Calvin this winter and spring.Minnesota host and guests for a Fridays at Calvin Group Visit

I trust you have found Calvin to be a great place of faith-filled vibrancy and academic excellence.  Please use this creative ReCommend Calvin campaign as a way to spread the positive news about the college to students and families where you live. 

Blessed Christmas,
Michael Van Denend
Director of Alumni, Parent and Community Relations

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