23 September, 2013
Faculty Scholar Day Kuyper College Faculty Scholar Day will take place on Friday, October 4th. From 9am-12:10pm, you can enjoy presentations from your favorite professors and other faculty members in four different 40 minute time slots. Lunch will go from 11:45am-1:10pm. Refreshments will be available throughout the morning in the library. There is something for everyone at Faculty Scholar Day! From worship to chit-chat and from the Dead Sea Scrolls to online learning—this day will be a smorgasbord of enriching education. Many of you are required to attend for a class, but even if you are not, you will not want to miss this! Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from some very wise people and have fun along the way!
Registrar Update A message from Dr. Harris: I want to update you on some of the changes that you’ll be seeing in the Academic Office over the next couple of weeks. As you’ve already heard, Professor Joy Milano is taking a new job at Michigan State University as a research intern. Her final day as our Registrar/ Director of Assessment is Friday, October 4, 2013. She will make sure that she meets with all of her advising students before Advising Day on Thursday, Oct. 17. Professor Milano will also continue to teach MERGE through this school year. Please take some time to thank Professor Milano for her great contribution to Kuyper College and wish her well in her new position. I am pleased to announce that three people, all of whom have deep ties to Kuyper College, will be stepping in part-time to help in the Academic Office while we are in the hiring process for a new Registrar/Director of Assessment. · Dr. Ben Meyer will serve part-time as the Registrar. He served as the Registrar at Kuyper College for nine years prior to Prof. Milano. He’ll be on campus every Monday and Wednesday. You will want to meet him! · Ms. Becca Willis has agreed to add a day to her work schedule here. She will be helping Dr. Meyer with the Registrar duties · Dr. Jessica Maddox, a former Bible and Theology professor, will oversee the assessment duties and chair the Assessment Committee. A search committee for the new Registrar/Director of Assessment has been formed and will meet this week to go over the position description. Posting of this position will happen soon. Members of the Search Committee are: Dr. Patricia Harris, Mr. Dale Kuiper, Dr. Judi Meerman, Dr. Ben Meyer, and Mrs. Donna Vander Kodde. Please cover these people and this process of hiring in your prayers. Thank you.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” ~Romans 12:2
Counseling office hours: M/W: 9am-5pm Tu/F: 10am-5pm Thu: 10:30am-5pm Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
23 September 2013
STAY IN THE LOOP
Monday 9/23: Neptune Discovered (1846) Tuesday 9/24: Men’s soccer game vs. Grace Bible College at 4pm (away) Women’s volleyball game vs. Grace Bible College at 6pm (away)
Chapel Schedule: Monday: Guatemala Trip Report Wednesday: President Kroeze Friday: Praise and Worship with Choir
Wednesday 9/25: Blood drive from 11am-3pm in the gym Thursday 9/26: First Televised Presidential Debate(1960) Friday 9/27: Volleyball Tournament at Moody Bible Institute Saturday 9/28: Volleyball Tournament at Moody Bible Institute Men’s soccer game vs. Lincoln Christian University at 1pm (away) Million Meal March Sunday 9/29: Native American Day
Mazi Blog This year, the Mazi Community will be blogging about their experiences and what they are learning. They invite you to join in their journey to Biblical community by reading their weekly posts at kuypermazi.wordpress.com. Mazi would like to encourage you to comment and ask questions: easy, hard, or rhetorical. They want to hear and learn from you and be in conversation with you about what this whole Biblical community thing really looks like and why it matters. “Christian brotherhood is not an ideal which we must realize; it is rather a reality created by God in Christ in which we may participate.” - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Are you feeling stress creep back into your life with the start of the school year? Here’s a tip from Reader’s Digest: “Take a walk. It forces you to breathe more deeply and improves circulation, says Dr. Cooper. Step outside if you can; if that’s not possible, you can gain many of the same benefits simply by walking to the bathroom or water cooler, or by pacing back and forth. ‘The key is to get up and move,’ Dr. Cooper says.” (37 Stress Management Tips )
World News Good News in Boston By Shayla Newman
When you look at news updates from your favorite news outlet you may get discouraged by the state of affairs in the U.S. and world today. Recently there has been many tragic events. Mexico storms have claimed 97 victims. Militants killed 18 Afghan police in northern Badakhshan province. There was a shooting in Chicago where up to 13 people, including a three-year old boy, were wounded. There were attacks on a Yemen army that killed at least 40 people. You can find all these stories at a simple glance at the BBC News website. It’s easy to find suffering and despair in our world. We let ourselves be discouraged by the bad because it is everywhere and it is disheartening. We will, eventually, be desensitized to the suffering we see in our world. As all these negative things are happening, there are also good people doing good things in the world. In Boston, a man named Glen James told the police he found a backpack containing cash and traveler's cheques. The bags owner was tracked down. James didn’t have to alert the police of the backpack. In fact, James is a man who is without a home. He has a medical condition that makes it hard for him to work to support himself; he is a man that could use the $42,000 he found. In response to hearing about Mr. James’ honesty, another man Ethan Whittington started a fund for James. Many people donated to the fund and more than $110,000 have come from across the U.S. to reward and help a stranger that returned what was not his. It is people like these two men that give me hope when I read the news. These two men both did something that was truly good. One man did the right thing, and the other man was inspired by right being done.
A sign-up sheet for the Blood Drive is now in the Student Life office! Stop by the desk to reserve a time to give blood on September 25 from 11am-3pm! Your small donation can save lives!
Interested in Playing Men’s Basketball? Coach Jesky is holding tryouts/ open gym for all male students interested in playing basketball. Date: Tuesday, September 24th and Thursday, September 26th Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Location: Gym If you have any more questions about playing basketball, please email Christine Moran Athletic Director at email@example.com
23 September 2013 THE LOOP
September 2013 Sun
1 Last day of MERGE Orientation
2 Labor Day Photo Scavenger Hunt All Campus Party -5pm, Backyard
3 Registration and Classes Begin Textbook Pickup -8am-3pm
4 Cornerstone University Classes Begin Textbook Pickup -9am-3pm
5 Textbook Pickup -1-3pm Thursday Evening Classes Begin
6 Opening Convocation -9:30am, Chapel Fun Fest -2:30pm, Soccer Field
9 Monday Evening Classes Begin
10 Last day to add/drop classes without penalty
13 14 Taste of Grand Rapids -1-3pm O-Show -7pm, Chapel
19 20 Soccer vs. Bible Study Robert Morris Seminar College (Springfield) -8:30pm, Home
21 Soccer vs. Emmaus -12pm, Away Volleyball vs. Emmaus -2pm, Away
24 Soccer vs. Grace Bible College -4pm, Away Volleyball vs. Grace - 6pm, Away
25 Blood Drive -11am-3pm, Gym
28 Soccer vs. Lincoln Christian University -1pm, Away Volleyball Tournament
30 Menâ€™s Soccer vs. Finlandia University -8:30pm, Home
27 Volleyball Tournament at Moody Bible Institute