The Calvin community is requesting prayers for two students who are in the hospital.
Steve Okeyo, a second-year student from Kenya, is recovering from open heart surgery at Cleveland Clinic. This is the third such surgery he has had in less than a year, and the doctors are still unclear about what is causing the problem. Steve's brother has been able to visit, but most of his family is in Kenya.
Have you heard? Any Calvin parent who encourages a prospective student and/or parent of a prospective student to consider Calvin and records that conversation on the www.calvin.edu/go/recommend 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.
Health Services is holding a final flu clinic on Wednesday, December 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Lobby. We will have both seasonal influenza vaccine and H1N1 influenza vaccine. The cost for the seasonal flu vaccine is $20. The H1N1 vaccine is free.
Flu vaccines will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see the health services site for more information regarding flu.
Christian Smith, a sociologist who studies emerging adults and their faith lives, states that parents are still the most important influence on a child's faith even well into the child's adulthood. But some parents aren't sure how to raise matters of faith with their children. They want to encourage, but don't want to be seen as judging or following up. They are curious, but also want their children to own the faith for themselves. Sometimes a good question can allow for good conversation. Here are a few ideas that you may want to use over Christmas break to encourage your child to talk about her or his faith.
All of these questions invite your child into the conversation as an adult partner, and can launch both of you into a new season of conversations on matters of faith. We hope that they make your Christmas break a great time to speak honestly and openly about matters of faith.
Final exams for the fall semester begin December 14 and run through December 18, when Christmas break begins. Please remember to pray for our students and professors during this important and stressful time. Please note that the residence halls are closed from December 19 until January 5. Christmas break concludes when Interim begins on January 6, 2010.
Interim 2010 is about to begin, and many students are packing their bags and planning their trips off-campus. While a large number of students travel, most students will be studying and learning on and around campus for a variety of Interim offerings.
Did you know that "Joy to the World" is one of twenty hymns that are in the list of most-published Christmas hymns?
Hymmary.org is an online hymn and worship music database for Worship leaders, hymnologists, and amateur hymn lovers alike looking for hymns and worship music. It's a collaboration between the Christian Classics Ethereal Library and the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. At the Hymnary you can search or browse hymns by title, tune, meter, key, scripture reference, and more.
Hymnary.org is a project of the Christian Classics Ethereal Library and the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, both located at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. Harry Plantinga and Greg Scheer laid the foundation for the Hymnary in 2007. Currently, there are two programmers, an editor, and an administrator spending time on the project in addition to Harry and Greg. An advisory committee works to set editorial policy. Finally, volunteers play a pivotal role. If you'd like to adopt a hymnal, proofread existing information, or provide feedback on user interface, we encourage you to contact us.
The men’s soccer team’s quest for a national title came up one game short as the Knights were defeated by defending national champion Messiah (PA) 2-0 Saturday night in the NCAA III Championship final. Messiah scored in the 16th minute of play on a long throw-in into the box that was headed in by Messiah’s Danny Thompson. Calvin nearly tied the game in the opening moments of the second half with a quick flurry of shots that were turned away by the Messiah defense. Read more and watch the video highlights from the sports Web site.
Bookmark the alumni events calendar to keep track of important dates throughout the year, to which you are warmly invited, as a parent, alumni and/or friend of the college. More information is found there for each of the following events:
Bookmark the Parent Calendar page to keep track of important dates throughout the year, including:
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Check out a wealth of great stories on the News & Stories site, including Calvin's ROTC program that is gaining popularity, five Calvin representatives earning “Outstanding Delegation Awards" at a recent Model United Nations Conference, and students getting involved at Dégagé ministries as part of a Hunger Campaign.
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