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Calvin-Parents E-Newsletter: September 11, 2012

Dr. Le Roy spoke about "Truth & Grace" for Convocation 2012 last week which you can now watch online here. As he enters his first school year as president, be sure to follow what he's up to and try to bump him over 1,000 "Likes" on his Facebook fan page: President Michael Le Roy.

You can also subscribe to his newsletter, This Square Inch, which will have updates from him and come out 10 times per year. Read on for more information about his inauguration which takes place during Family Weekend.

Student treat deadline tomorrow

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 tomorrow, 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!

Family Weekend

Mark your calendar for Family Weekend which is combine with Homecoming on campus. The highlight of Homecoming & Family Weekend 2012 will be the inauguration of Dr. Michael Le Roy. Along with that ceremony on Saturday, October 20, there will be many events for the Calvin community---families, alumni, friends---all week long. A special edition of Calvin-Parents will come out soon that will highlight some activities of special interest for parents and families that weekend. Stay tuned.

Register now for Family Weekend (click on the button at right)!

Worship, prayer, study

The Faith & Worship pages give many resources for how, at Calvin, students can love God with their heart, soul, mind and strength. Daily Chapel, LOFT services and mentoring programs are just a few options for getting involved in the faith life of campus. Please also check the Praying with Calvin page to inform your prayers for the Calvin community. New school year prayer requests are available there now.

Also, find out more about the Sermon on the Mount Campus Bible Study that began September 9, 2012.

News & Stories

Senior Kimberly Casto writes about working at Alternative Pathways, an adult foster care home, for the service-learning  project StreetFest 2012.

Keep track of all the news and stories from campus by checking the News & Stories pages often.

Flu shots/Community Dining info

Health Services will be offering a flu clinic on Thursday, September 20th in the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Lobby from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The clinic is open to all students, faculty, staff, emeriti AND family members (ages 16 and over)! The cost of the flu shot is $25. The cost for the flumist (nasal) vaccination is $30. Those receiving a flu vaccination may pay by cash or check. Students may also put the charge on their miscellaneous accounts.

Calvin's Community Dining Plan is perfect for commuter students, residents of Knollcrest East, and the Timmer Studio apartments. The affordable and flexible options for meals encourage upperclassmen to return to campus dining halls regularly, as a way to enrich and extend the sense of campus community here at Calvin. Find out more about the Community Dining Plan and sign up now!

Calvin Knights

The fall sports season is in full swing.  Be sure to check the Sports pages often throughout the year or subscribe to the Calvin-Sports update.

Quick links

Here are some quick links from past issues of Calvin-Parents:

Career news

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 them on Facebook for 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. Read on for more...

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

ReCommend ONE

What could happen if we each concentrated on just one high school senior and made that prospective student our own “come-to-Calvin” focus for the next nine months?

Every Calvin alumna, alumnus, parent, faculty and staff member and current student knows a high school senior who would benefit from Calvin’s “heart and mind” education. So, think about who your "one" could be and how you might connect with them this year to personally encourage them to consider Calvin. (There's a free t-shirt in it for you!)

Your first step?  Pick your "one" today!