Six new elementary education scholarships are established
Dr. Douglas Ribbens and Henrietta (Miedema) Ribbens concluded careers at Dordt College in 1992, but their support for the mission of Dordt College and Christian education continues.
The Sioux Center couple has established a $100,000 scholarship fund to assist elementary education majors at Dordt College in financing their education. For the next five years, six Dordt College elementary education majors will be presented with Ribbens Scholarship Awards. Three juniors and three seniors will be selected to receive a total of $20,000 annually in scholarship funding, awarded primarily on need-based criteria. Juniors receiving Ribbens Scholarships will be eligible to apply for a second year of scholarship funding.
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NBC TV writer and producer to speak at Dordt
The 1996 Dordt College graduate and Sioux Center native is a supervising producer for "Law & Order" and co-wrote three original episodes with Ed Zuckerman this season. He previously wrote and served as a production assistant for the television series "Touched by an Angel" and for the CW network series "Smallville." He has also been a writer/producer for short films, was a supervising producer for the TV series "Runaway," and wrote two original pilot series that have not been produced.
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takes first place for psychology research
Lynn (Edwards) Price presented, "Influence of Sociocultural Eating Norms and Age on Food Selection in Girls." Price's research was conducted in Experimental Psychology 366, an independent study practicum that provides students with practical experience in what a teaching career as a professor entails. Her advisor, Dr. Sherri Lantinga, encouraged Price to both attend the conference to learn more about teaching psychology and present her research project as a poster presentation.
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Douma, currently the head boy's basketball coach at Waukee High
School, is in his tenth year of coaching high school basketball. Douma had a 128-94 record in his previous nine seasons at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, Chicago Christian, and Waukee. Douma's 2008 Waukee
team qualified for the Class 4A Iowa High School State Tournament.
Dordt alumni help students prepare for job interviews
Dordt students in the two-year Administrative Assistant degree program got some helpful employment tips from Dordt alumni and other area business people at a mock interview night conducted recently in the Vermeer Business and Conference Center.
Instructor of Business Education, Tim Klein, invited eight alumni and five other area employers to conduct 30-minute mock interviews with students, followed by 15 minutes of individual feedback, and a group discussion time to conclude the evening exercise.
"This evening helps students to become more relaxed when they
find themselves in a true interview situation," said Klein. Other
things students gleaned from the interview night were the importance
of a first impression; the need to show the connection between one's
own qualifications and what the company is looking for; and
demonstrating confidence in your ability to fill the position for
which you are interviewing.
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Hands-on nursing visit day
registration now open
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Sioux Falls area alumni are invited to attend a Dordt College
Business Connections Breakfast seminar on Friday morning, April 24,
at 6:45 a.m.at US Bank, 141 North Main in Sioux Falls. The seminar
will be held in the lower level training room.
America's Natural Wonders will be featured in a travelogue at Dordt College Friday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the B.J. Haan
Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at the door: $4.50 for adults
and $3.50 for students. Following the travelogue, guests are invited
to Dordt's rooftop observatory to view the night sky (see
Dordt College's Physics and Astronomy Department invites the public to its rooftop observatory as part of a 100-hour astronomy marathon Thursday through Saturday, April 2, 3, and 4. Evening observation hours at the Science and Technology Center will be 8:30-10 p.m., and a daytime solar viewing will be Saturday from 1 -3 p.m. For more information contact Dr. Douglas Allen.
An Easter Hymn Festival will be held Sunday, April 19, 3 p.m., at First Christian Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Dordt College's Artist-in-Residence Dr. Robert Horton will be featured on the organ.
Dordt College's choral ensembles—the Chorale,
Concert Choir, Kantorei, and Women's Chorus—will present a concert
Tuesday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium.
Admission is free, with a free-will offering received to benefit
music scholarships at Dordt College.
The Dordt College biology department is hosting
a Senior Research Presentation Night on Wednesday, April 29, in the
Science and Technology Building Lecture Hall S108, beginning at 5:30
IdeaFest 2009 will take place at the Dordt College Campus Center Thursday, April 30, from 3-5:30 p.m. Students in a wide variety of majors will present their research on a vast array of topics. A schedule of presentations will be posted here.
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