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10 September, 2013

Issue 26

THE LOOP Blood Drive September 25

This year Kuyper College will be hosting four blood drives for Michigan Blood, the first of which will be taking place in just a couple of weeks. On September 25th, from 11am-3pm, you can make a difference in someone’s life by spending a short amount of time to donate blood. Michigan Blood is offering a coupon for a FREE large one topping pizza from Papa Johns to everyone who signs in (even if you do not successfully donate, as these things do happen). This is a great motivator, but hopefully your primary motivation is the lives that you can save. One donation can help up to three people in need. Your blood can be used to help cancer patients, premature babies, surgery patients, people with heart, blood vessel, sickle cell, and gastrointestinal diseases, as well as countless emergency and accident patients. Please carefully consider making this small donation that can save several lives. Start eating those iron-rich foods now! A sign up sheet will be out soon in the Student Life office. Thank you in advance for your participation!

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’” - Matthew 25:37-40

“Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood” - American Red Cross

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Monday 9/9: Monday evening classes begin Tuesday 9/10: Last day to add/drop classes without penalty Wednesday 9/11: Patriot Day

“It’s a fact: 90% of us will need blood before age 70, but less than 10% of the general population actually donates blood.” -

Thursday 9/12: The first African-American woman to go to space did so today in 1992 Friday 9/13: Taste of Grand Rapids—1-3pm O-Show—7pm in the Chapel Saturday 9/14: Star-Spangled Banner was composed today in 1814 Sunday 9/15: Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin today in 1928

Last Day to Withdraw If you still need to change your schedule or drop or add a class, TODAY (Tuesday, September 10) is the deadline for completing this task. The Academic Office will be open until 4:30 pm today to assist you with this matter. After today, you will earn a “W” grade which will appear on your report card, or if you drop a class, the refund rate will decrease. Starting Wednesday, September 11, drop slips, available in the Academic Office, will need to be filled out and signed by both you and your professor to withdraw from a class. Please stop by the office TODAY if we can help you with this matter.

“On average, one out of every 7 people entering the hospital will need blood.” - Michigan Blood

World News Syria Crisis By Shayla Newman

Early on the 21st of August I started my day pleasantly at an Urban Farm; on the other side of the world, in Syria, they started their morning quite differently. Tragedy hit Syria through chemical weapons. The first reported use of chemical weapons was at 0245 (local time) in Ein Tarma. These were not the last of the attacks. Dozens of graphic images and videos began flooding social media sites. Images of sick and dead Syrian men, woman, and children made their way to our computers and smart phones. Allegations have been made and we know very little about the attack. There is a broad range of estimated victims but the highest number reported was 1,460. Though many people are skeptical that responding through military action in in the best interest of the United States U.S. President Obama has asked senators and representatives alike to support him in launching a limited attack on targets in Syria. President Obama made a heartfelt appeal to Congress and the rest of the world saying that “This attack is an assault on human dignity.” He did not just make a public appeal but got to work discussing the attack with key members of the political system to come up with a solution. President Obama’s call for military action has gained support from many senators. As of 16:27 Eastern Time a Senate panel has approved the use of military force in Syria and it has moved the measure to a full Senate vote that is expected to take place next week. The proposal allows the use of force in Syria for 60 days with the possibility to extend it for 30 days but also prevents the use of US troops on the ground. President Obama is rallying support for military action and French President Francois Hollande also seeks action. It’s times like these that we are reminded not only of the total depravity of the human race but also of its fragility. Many of us at Kuyper are

The move-in crew gets ready for new students to arrive!

September 2013

Have you had a kindness shown? Pass it on; 'Twas not given for thee alone, Pass it on; Let it travel down the years, Let it wipe another's tears, 'Til in Heaven the deed appears Pass it on. ~Henry Burton, Pass It On

blessed in not having to see the direct effects of warfare on a daily basis. Though we are blessed it is important for us to be aware of its reality in our world and to not let politics separate us from our compassion for all that were created. Many questions have been raised including if military action is in the best interest of the United States. I hope when the Senate takes their vote it isn’t just the best interest of U.S. and our politics that is on their mind but also the best interest of the men, woman, and children in Syria. It’s times like these when we ask ourselves what we can do. We can pray. We can pray for the people of Syria and their government. We can pray for the U.S. Senators as they decide how to vote. We can pray that they don’t think of the U.S.’s best interest but the best interest of God’s kingdom. Interested in reading more: world/41606663_1_obama-administration-u-sintelligence-analysts-syrian-government world/41642428_1_chemical-weapons-syria-jamesmartin-center Issue 26

Issue 26

10 September 2013 THE LOOP

September 2013 Sun







1 Last day of MERGE Orientation

2 Labor Day

3 Registration and Classes Begin

4 Cornerstone University Classes Begin

5 Textbook Pickup -1-3pm

6 Opening Convocation -9:30am, Chapel


Textbook Pickup -8am-3pm

Textbook Pickup -9am-3pm

Thursday Evening Classes Begin

10 Last day to add/drop classes without penalty



Photo Scavenger Hunt All Campus Party


9 Monday Evening Classes Begin

Fun Fest -2:30pm, Soccer Field 13 14 Taste of Grand Rapids -1-3pm O-Show -7pm, Chapel






20 Bible Study Conference





25 Blood Drive -11am-3pm, Gym






The Loop! 9/10/13  

The 26th issue of the student newsletter

The Loop! 9/10/13  

The 26th issue of the student newsletter