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Calvin-Parents E-Newsletter: October 30, 2012

Carving pumpkins this week? Use our templates for carving the venerable John Calvin pumpkin, the Le Roy beard and the Calvin Knight. Also this week, Calvin has many events planned to celebrate Africa Week.

In sports, men's and women's cross country, men's soccer and volleyball teams capture MIAA titles; women's soccer clinches share of MIAA title. Read all sports headlines.

Apples...last day to order!

The next Student Treats deadline is today, October 30, (sorry, no exceptions!) for the gourmet apple treat which will be delivered to students on November 5. These gourmet apples are tart, juicy apples hand-dipped in layers of fine chocolate and creamy caramel. They weigh 1.5 to 2 pounds each! There are three flavor choices: supreme, butter brickle and no nuts.

Order online now. You may also call Jen at (616) 526-6142, e-mail or fax to (616) 526-7069. But please, do so today. We cannot take any late orders. Thank you!

Parent council

The Calvin Parent Council is a representative group of Calvin parents who meet on campus twice annually, foster constructive dialogue between the college and parents, serve as ambassadors for the college, and faithfully support Calvin's mission.

At their recent meeting, they heard about the work of the health services office, learned about the new public health major, and had a conversation with the provost's office about the academic calendar. Members also pledged that the Parent Council will reach 100% participation in the admissions ReCommend program and in supporting Calvin through the Calvin Annual Fund.

More on sports

As we near tournament time, watch/listen to live contests as they are made available from the Sports homepage (links in upper right corner).

Or follow the Knights from your inbox with the daily Calvin Sports Report (CSR), an e-mail bulletin for game summaries and statistics, top performances, honors and honorees, rankings and previews. Your e-mail address will be kept private for CSR use, only. Find out more and subscribe or manage your subscription here.


Calvin students in the Equestrian Club build community through education, competition and volunteering.

Art professor Mandy Cano Villalobos uses her new exhibition to spotlight Mexican victims of crime.

Thanksgiving misc.

If your student is looking to offer or find a ride home for Thanksgiving, he or she should post that information in Portal, the comprehensive site for all of Calvin online accounts and services. Dining hall hours for Thanksgiving break will be available soon. The residence halls are open during Thanksgiving break which begins at 5 p.m. on November 21, and concludes when classes resume on Monday, November 26, at 8 a.m.

For now, the dining halls will have a celebratory Thanksgiving Buffet on Thursday, November 15! Your off-campus or Knollcrest East student will also enjoy this meal if they have the...

Community Dining Plan

Calvin is again offering the Community Dining Plan for off-campus students and residents of Knollcrest East and Timmer Studio apartments. The affordable and flexible options for meals will encourages upperclass students to eat on campus regularly and enrich our community.

Got sibs?

Save the date: Siblings Weekend is February 22 -24, 2013. More details available soon.

Worship Symposium

The Calvin Symposium on Worship brings together a wide audience of pastors, worship leaders and planners, artists, musicians, scholars, students and other interested worshipers every January. People come from around the world to gather for a time of fellowship, worship and learning together. Over 100 presenters and panelists will participate with1,500 guests from 30-plus countries. The cost of this conference is just $15 per day for students; consider attending with your student! Online registration is open now.

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