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Calvin-Parents E-Newsletter: August 28, 2012

Welcome back to another school year. Weekly issues of Calvin-Parents will now resume with the fall semester beginning on September 4.

Find out more about the Sermon on the Mount Campus Bible Study that begins September 9.

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Student treats ready to order

Student Treats are a fun and easy way to let your student know that you're thinking of them! This year's lineup features new and updated items to send to your son or daughter. Online ordering is ready, so order now!

If you want to order a "Year of Treats" for your student(s), the deadline to order is September 12, 2012. With this package your student will receive all five Seasonal Treats (Pizza Treat, Apple Treat, Winter Exam Treat, Valentine Treat and Spring Exam Treat) plus a Birthday Treat!

Parent Oasis/Info Fair

Don't forget that the Parent Oasis tent will be up on Wednesday, August 29---move-in day for first-year students, for questions/refreshments from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the lawn between Rooks-Van Dellen and Schultze-Eldersveld. Also visit the Info Fair from 1:30 to 3 p.m. that day. Details will be in the PASSPORT IV schedule.

Voter registration

Before your student leaves for school, it might be helpful to read through the voter registration information for elections this November.

Sports preview

The fall sports season preview and team rankings are online now. Be sure to check back to the Sports pages often throughout the year or subscribe to the Calvin-Sports update.

Chicago Job Fair

On Wednesday, October 24, 2012, Calvin’s career development office and the Calvin alumni association are sponsoring the inaugural Calvin in Chicago Career Fair. This event will bring Chicago area employers together with our excellently trained students and young alumni to discuss employment and internship opportunities.

Please encourage your son or daughter to take advantage of this career fair to meet Chicagoland organizations who are hiring interns and entry-level talent. Students can register and pay their $25 registration fee (which covers transportation and meals) online now.

In addition, if you are an employer or if you know of Chicago-area employers who are interested in recruiting Calvin students at this fair, please contact us at

Campus Safety

Calvin offers a text-messaging service for students/community members to send a text-message to Campus Safety in situations where it may be difficult or dangerous to make a call. The address is The system is monitored 24 hours a day and Campus Safety will respond to any requests for assistance. Students are also encouraged to program the contact numbers for Campus Safety dispatch into their phone. The 24 hour non-emergency phone number is 616-526-6452. The 24-hour emergency phone number is 616-526-3333 or 3-3333 for campus phones. Students can anonymously report a crime to Campus Safety through Silent Observer.

And don't forget, vehicle registration is only $100 before September 4 (after September 4 it’s $125)!


Mark your calendar for the Presidential Inauguration during Homecoming and Family Weekend. There will be tons of activities for families and friends of Calvin. Register now!

January Series 2013!

January Series, a nationally-acclaimed noontime lecture series held on campus during  interim, begins January 3, 2013. This year's speakers promise to entertain and educate us once again. The series also hits the road with remote webcast locations and typically offers a daily live webcast.