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Calvin-Parents E-Newsletter: November 13, 2012

After a big weekend for the Knights, volleyball and cross country teams continue on in NCAA tournament/championship competition. Go to the sports pages for information about the volleyball (in Holland, Mich.) and cross country (in Terra Haute, Ind.) finals, including any online-viewing options. And if possible, come out to cheer for the Knights!

In campus news, an animated film created by Calvin media production, music and graphic art students was honored at the Chicago Film Festival.

In Calvin Theatre Company's musical rendition of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," Dickens' unfinished mystery, the audience chooses the outcome. Purchase tickets now!

Praying with Calvin

The 2012-2013 academic year is well underway. We need and ask for your prayers for the Calvin community during this year. Would you please join us? Here are prayers you might offer.

Next treat

Parents may send their student some "love" by having the parent relations team deliver a Student Treats 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, November 27—which falls right after Thanksgiving break, is for the Winter Exam treat ($20); delivery is December 5. This travel tote (new!) is a great gift for students heading home for the holidays or away for interim. The winter exam treat includes a variety of snacks to get your student through "crunch time."

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


Calvin parents are invited to get a free album download with a gift of $50 or more to support students through the Calvin Annual Fund. Visit to choose your album download!

This Square Inch

Another edition of This Square Inch, a newsletter from Calvin President Michael K. Le Roy, is available. If you'd like to be subscribed to this newsletter, which will come out 10 times per year, go to this subscription page. Be sure to "Like" him on the President Michael Le Roy Facebook fan page to see what else he's up to around campus and beyond.

Calendar on its way

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.

Contact if you have questions.

Flu clinic

Health services will be offering its final flu clinic in the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Lobby on Thursday, November 15 (9 a.m. –1 p.m.). The clinic is open to all students, faculty, staff, emeriti and family members (ages 16 and over).  A flu shot is $25, FluMist (a nasal vaccination) is $30, payable by cash or check. Students may also put the charge on their miscellaneous accounts.

Please strongly encourage your student to take advantage of this convenient clinic to protect themselves from the flu. Also, if your student is planning to travel abroad over Interim or spring semester, a flu shot is required for their trip.

-Kelly Moore
Health services: 616-526-6187; 800-688-0122 (#8);

Dance Dare

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.


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.


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