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Calvin-Parents E-Newsletter: September 10, 2013

After a year of intense study and work among the faculty, staff and students of Calvin, President Le Roy has turned his attention to leading the college in the formation of a new strategic plan. Read more, and see the list of events at which he'll be featured this fall. You can find the archive from his Convocation address by going here: Be sure to "Like" the President Michael Le Roy Facebook fan page to see what he's up to throughout the school year, or follow him on Twitter @MKLeRoy. See his most recent newsletter, This Square Inch, which came out Monday.

Student Treats

Student Treats are ready for 2013-2014! These "care packages" are a fun and easy way to let your student know, throughout the 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 Wednesday, September 11, 2013, and is only $100 for six treats, a $115 value. Find out more and order now »


The Exodus Campus Bible Study begins today! Go to: to see L.O.F.T. worship and daily chapel service archives. There will be many Exodus-themed messages this year.

Family Weekend, events

Save the dates of 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.

News & Stories

Check the most recent stories on the News & Stories page, including the complete We Are Calvin series—stories of student summer internships; and a variety of Faculty Profiles.

Student news(paper)

Over the weekend, Rooks-Van Dellen took the Chaos Day title by two points! In other news, Schultze- Eldersveld, unable to defend their Chaos Day title, wins the Cup of Perspective. What is Chaos Day, anyway? See "Chaos Day 2013: Full Results" to get a better idea, which you will find in Chimes, the official student newspaper of Calvin. Read and follow Chimes anytime!

Also, check stories about MudBowl.


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!

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!

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