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Calvin-Parents E-Newsletter: November 6, 2012

President Le Roy entertained some visitors at his home on campus on Reformation Day. See other pictures and updates, and "Like" him on the President Michael Le Roy Facebook fan page to find out what else is going on for him in his first year as president.

The fall sports teams continue their record-breaking fall season, taking MIAA tournament titles over the weekend. Read all the sports headlines for tournament dates, times and locations for this weekend's soccer, cross country and volleyball competitions. Parents and families in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan (on campus!), please consider cheering for the Knights for this round of the NCAA tournaments/finals. Find out all the details!

News from campus

Joel Adams will be teaching parallel computing—supercomputing—to colleagues from around the country.

The first-ever Chicago job fair draws students to give 60-second business pitches. See photos from the fair.

The all-campus Bible study is almost over. See the week-by-week study guides for The Sermon on the Mount to enrich your own study.

Apples delivered

Nearly 300 homemade caramel apples were delivered yesterday with loving messages included from home. Students were sent an e-mail with instructions on how to claim their gourmet treat—a postcard in their residence hall mailbox to turn in to the "deskie". Off-campus students received instructions to pick up their apple at a central location on campus.

Thanks so much for participating! Visit Student Treats for more information about upcoming treat options. Call Jen at (616) 526-6142, or e-mail, if you have questions.

Thanksgiving dining hall hours

Commons Dining Hall (only) will be open for the following meals during Thanksgiving break (Wed., Nov. 21–Sat., Nov. 25): 

Wed., Nov. 21: Dinner 4:45–6 p.m.
Thur., Nov. 22: Lunch 11:30–12:30 p.m. (students were notified that they must sign up for this meal)
Fri., Nov. 23: Brunch 11:30–12:30; Dinner 5–6 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 24: Brunch 11:30–12:30; Dinner 5–6 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 25: Brunch 11:30–12:30; Dinner 5–6:30 p.m. 
All dining locations will resume regular hours of operation on Mon., Nov. 26.

For even more on the latest happenings and events around Calvin's Dining Services, be sure to check out their Facebook page!

Broene Counseling Center

The mission of Broene Counseling Center (on campus) is to provide quality counseling and therapy services in a relaxed and confidential setting within a Christian framework. We help students cope with difficult times and support personal, emotional, and spiritual growth.

Also, read a Spark magazine story, "The 'Broene' Gains Popularity Among Students."

Dance Guild

Dance Guild, a student organization that performs a highly exciting and strikingly artistic program bi-annually, exists to glorify God through dance and to promote the serious study of dance as an art form.

Dance Guild's fall showcase, "Dance Dare," is Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17, 2012, at 8 p.m. Tickets are now on sale for just $3! Join us for a great night of dance by 250 Calvin students.


Every year about 4,000 young people come to Calvin, either for the first time or as returning students, to wonder, learn and grow. There are opportunities for each student to experience God's goodness through off-campus programs, chemistry experiments, athletic teams and worship services. This year, the Calvin College 2013 calendar celebrates the wonder and blessing of living and learning at Calvin. Watch the mail for your calendar being sent to parents and grandparents of current students.

Student jobs

For quick and easy updates on job opportunities, the Job of The Week, and current events, visit the Student Employment Office Facebook page.

ReCommend Calvin; fee-free admissions

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. And visit the Admissions Counselors page to find out who is coming to visit your area this year!

Admissions note, U.S. students that apply by Dec. 3* will do so fee-free—the $35 application fee will be waived!
*January 1 for Canadian and other international citizens.

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