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Calvin-Parents E-Newsletter: January 22, 2013

We are beginning the spring semester of the 2012-2013 academic year next week. We need and ask for your prayers for the Calvin community during this time. Would you please join us?

More blogs

As interim concludes on January 23, check interim blogs before second semester begins on January 28:

Next treat

Parents may send their student some "love" by having the parent relations team deliver a Student Treat to them during the school year. There are birthday, exam, holiday and special event treats to send for on- or off-campus students.

The next treat deadline on February 7 is for the Valentine Treat ($20) which will be delivered on February 14. This treat features a handmade gourmet Rice Krispie treat covered in caramel and milk chocolate (with or without nuts), a $5 gift certificate to Johnny's and fun snacks (including a few "kisses"), delivered to your student on Valentine's Day.

Order online now. You may also call Jen at (616) 526-6142, e-mail or fax (616) 526-7069. Thank you!

Commencement 2013

In early January, initial Commencement information was mailed to parents of all students who had applied for their degree and to walk in the May 2013 Commencement ceremony. This information is all available on the Commencement site, which will continue to be updated throughout the spring. Students who still need to apply for a degree must do so through their portal account.

Please note these changes:
* The Teacher Commissioning Service on May 17 will begin at 7:30 p.m.
* The international graduate dinner (for the graduates, families and friends) has been moved to May 16 (5 p.m.) in Knollcrest Dining Hall. See the full schedule here.


Check out the latest newsletter from the career development office (.pdf) for information about internships, upcoming events and other career-related news.

You can also follow the career development office on Facebook for their suggestions, advice and links to job search help. At any time, you may contact the career development office by e-mailing or calling (616) 526-6485.

Symposium invitation

The Calvin Symposium on Worship is drawing nigh. The dates are January 24–26. Each day begins and ends with worship, and we invite the entire Calvin community to join us if you are able. All of the services are based on the Sermon on the Mount.

January 24, 8:30–9:45 a.m.: "Salt and
ight,"  Greg Thompson preaching - Chapel; "Beatitudes," Marva Dawn preaching - Covenant Fine Arts Center (CFAC).`
Both services will be repeated at night in the same locations, 7:30 p.m.

January 25, 8:30–9:30 a.m.:  "Forgiveness," Carolyn Gordon preaching - Chapel;  "Not to Worry," Luke Powery preaching - CFAC.
Both services will be repeated on Saturday morning in the same locations, 8:30 a.m.

January 25, 7:30–8:45 p.m.: "The Lord’s Prayer" with meditations by Kenneth Bailey - CFAC.

January 26, 3:45–5 p.m.: "The Giving of Good Gifts," Scott Hoezee preaching; closing communion service - CFAC.

See the full program schedule for the symposium.

Sports, stories

Carissa Verkaik was named the MIAA basketball player of the week and became the first 2,000 point scorer in Calvin women's basketball history! Stephanie Fox was named MIAA swimming and diving athlete of the week as both swimming and diving teams claimed dual meet victories over Hope. Read all sports headlines.

During interim, students learn about emotional reactions to color and their use in marketing. Others are learning about preaching, praising, praying and testifying with the black oral tradition. New Henry Chair Kevin den Dulk takes a global view on Christianity and politics. Read all news and stories from campus.

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