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Calvin-Parents E-Newsletter: September 3, 2013

Celebrate the start of the new school year by watching Convocation today, Tuesday, September 3, at 9:50 a.m. President Le Roy will deliver the Convocation address "Honor God in Our Learning." You will find the broadcast link on the Convocation page or by going here:

The Convocation address, along with many other video offerings---such as L.O.F.T. worship and daily chapel services, will also be archived on that page.

Chapel, worship

Chapel meets daily for 20 minutes at 10 a.m. in the chapel sanctuary during the academic year. There are a variety of speakers and topics planned throughout the school year and each service is broadcast LIVE. Daily chapel themes for this year:

  • On Mondays we grow together listening and responding to the Word of God.
  • On Tuesdays we pray in a variety of ways, bringing our community and world before the face of God.
  • On Wednesdays we testify as individuals, groups, and departments, to God's work among us.
  • On Thursdays we breathe and rest in God's grace though meditative acts of worship.
  • On Fridays we sing to the glory of God, proclaiming Christ's Lordship over our campus and world.

Also, find out more about the Exodus Campus Bible Study.

Moving, serving

See photos and videos from last week which included Move-In Day, QUEST, Streetfest (see the one-minute video recap) and more. #calvincollege

Be sure to "Like" the President Michael Le Roy Facebook fan page to see what he's up to throughout the school year (like Move-In Day; he's pictured here on the far left), or follow him on Twitter @MKLeRoy.

Also, This Square Inch, a newsletter which comes out 10 times per year with updates from President Le Roy, is available online anytime. If you aren't already receiving it and would like to be subscribed, go to this subscription page.

Student Treats

Student Treats are now ready to be ordered for your student(s) for 2013-2014. These are a fun and easy way to let your student know, throughout the school year, that you are thinking of them. With the chance to write a personal note on each treat, they will feel—and sometimes taste—the love!

PLEASE NOTE: The Year of Treats offer is available until September 11, 2013, and is only $100 for six treats, a $115 value. Find out more and order now »

Family Weekend, events

Save the dates of Homecoming & Family Weekend 2013. to come back to campus and visit your son(s) and/or daughter(s). Register now!

Parents, families, friends and alumni are always invited to any event hosted by alumni networks around the country. Keep track of the ever-growing list at the bottom of this newsletter and find out more on the Calvin Alumni Association pages.


Be sure to check the Sports pages often throughout the year. Many events are broadcast online: audio, video and/or live scoreboards. Also, subscribe to the Calvin-Sports update for reports from every sport.

Dining plan

Calvin Dining Services would like to welcome you back for another great year! 

Consider signing up for the Community Dining Plan for the 2013/2014 school year. The Community Dining Plan is intended for off-campus students, residents of Knollcrest East and the Timmer Studio apartments. Check out the affordable plan rates and sign up today!

Cokes and Clubs

Your student will learn more about getting connected to their Calvin community at Cokes and Clubs on September 5, at 5:30 p.m., on the Commons Lawn. There he or she can check out the many exciting things—from ultimate Frisbee and table games to Rubgy and Chimes—Calvin students can do to occupy their time outside the classroom.


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!

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