Parents Weekend and Inauguration Activities
Parents Weekend will be held October 18 and 19, 2013. The information below is from last year's event. We will update the information once it is available.
Thursday, October 18
Early Bird Registration available in the Campus Center main lobby.
Friday, October 19
8:00 AM-8:00 PM
Registration, Campus Center main lobby. This should be your first stop on campus. Here you will pick up meal tickets you have reserved, get an updated schedule of events, get your name tag (free pass into some events), and get your questions answered.
8:00 AM-3:00 PM
Visit Classes. Stop by registration to get schedules/locations for all classes. Professors are expecting you; just walk in.
Campus tour. Meet at registration in the Campus Center main lobby.
Inauguration of Dr. Erik Hoekstra as fourth president of Dordt College, B.J. Haan Auditorium
Presidential Reception, Rec Center
Campus Tour. Meet at registration in the Campus Center main lobby.
DC Broader Vision Seminars
Business Students as Consultants. The Dordt College Business Administration Department provides opportunities for students to do consulting projects for area businesses and organizations. This blend of classroom instruction and hands-on experience gives students a great internship experience and expands the college’s impact and relevance in the community. Hear what students have to say. Facilitated by Dale Zevenbergen, Campus Center, room 318.
PDS Education Project. The PDS (Professional Development School) Model, a partnership project between the Dordt College Teacher Education Program and area K-8 schools, is transforming teaching and learning. Come find out more about this unique program that strengthens K-8 learning, teacher preparation, and professional development of practicing teachers. Led by Dr. Pat Kornelis, Ribbens Academic Complex, room 2248.
The Goheen Gallop 5k Fun Run
. Participants receive a free race t-shirt with awards to age group winners. Refreshments provided. Entrance fee: $20. For more details or to pre-register, email Tim Bierma at email@example.com
. Registrants, please include t-shirt size, age, and gender.
Women's JV volleyball, vs. alumni, De Witt Gymnasium.
Fall Music Festival, B.J. Haan Auditorium. Concert includes most vocal and instrumental groups. No tickets or reservations needed; free will offering will be received.
Women's Varsity volleyball vs. Buena Vista, De Witt Gymnasium
Blades Hockey vs. University of Kansas, All Seasons Center. Tickets can be purchased at the Blades table in the Campus Center or at the door.
Standing Reception for guests, students, and faculty, Rec Center. This free event is a great opportunity to meet other parents and your student's professors.
Comedy League, B.J. Haan Auditorium. Free admission.
Late Night with the Defenders. Take in an inter-squad women’s and men’s basketball scrimmage plus half-time entertainment, introduction of players, and more! The women will begin at 10:30 p.m. The men’s game will follow.
Saturday, October 20
Registration, Campus Center main lobby.
8:45 AM-10:15 AM
President's Brunch, Rec Center. This sit-down meal includes a brief welcome and comments from our new president Dr. Erik Hoekstra and his wife, Dr. Barb Hoekstra. It is a great place to meet other parents and friends. The meal is complimentary. Because it is attended by 600-700 guests, please RSVP before you arrive on campus.
8:45 AM-10:30 AM
Siblings Brunch, Campus Center. This activity is designed for pre-school to high school weekend guests. Meet promptly at 8:45 a.m. in the lower level of the Campus Center. The group will walk together for a complimentary breakfast in the Commons followed by age-appropriate activities (crafts and Game Room). Please pick up younger children by 10:30 a.m. in the Campus Center (lower level). Reservations are appreciated.
DC Broader Vision Seminars
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Transform Teaching and Learning at Dordt College: Two biology professors, Dr. Tony Jelsma and Dr. Jeff Ploegstra, have tackled a project that combines students from different classes to learn about an important world problem and have come up with creative ways to tackle this problem. Jelsma and Ploegstra will be on hand to show you how this works, Science and Technology Center, room 108.
Genetic Engineering, cellular imaging, stem cells, and designer drugs. These are just a few of the topics that students and faculty at Dordt study and discuss, whether that be in classes, student/faculty Bible studies, or in collaborative research projects. Join us and gain a glimpse of some of our activities as we seek to develop a Christ-centered broader vision of biomedical science. Facilitator: Darren Stoub, Science and Technology Center, room 229.
Equipping Dordt Students to Engage the Music of Film, T.V., and Video Games. Dordt students are surrounded by music: They sing in our exceptional choirs, play in our outstanding bands, take individual instrument lessons, pursue their own tastes with MP3 players--to say nothing of all the music we absorb, sometimes unknowingly. In the Core 160: Introduction to the Arts portion of their curriculum, students survey different genres of music so that they can better engage musical structure, intention, and style. This presentation will outline critical approaches taught at Dordt College with regard to the music of film, television, and video games. Facilitator: John MacInnis, Ribbens Academic Complex, Room 1303
Mini Jazz Band Concert, Campus Center. Free.
Dordt football vs. Dakota State, Football Field. Your name tag is your free pass.
Women’s soccer vs. Doane, Soccer Field. Admission is free with name tag.
Showcase Organ Recital, B.J. Haan Auditorium. Presented by students and faculty. Admission is free with name tag as your pass.
Men’s soccer vs. Doane, Soccer Field. Your name tag is your free pass.
Blades Hockey vs. University of Kansas. All Seasons Center. Tickets can be purchased at the Blades table in the Campus Center or at the door.
Premier public showing of The Fourth World
, B.J. Haan Auditorium.
The Fourth World is a 52-minute documentary that captures the harsh realities of slum life, telling gripping stories of “joy, perseverance, and hope,” says Mark Volkers, Dordt College digital media professor, who worked for several years on the project with Dordt students.
The Fourth World takes you inside slums on three continents to meet individuals caught up in the largest people migration in the history of the world. Envisioning a billion people is almost impossible, but seeing the stories of a handful of slum dwellers brings life to the statistics and begins the process of building understanding.
Journey with Dordt’s filmmakers to Guatemala, Kenya, and the Philippines. Listen to experts from three continents as they bring understanding to the why of slums and foreshadow what will happen if the world ignores this social powder keg much longer.
The production has received world-wide recognition and awards, including a prestigious Award of Excellence from Indie Fest. A Q and A session will follow the screening.
Praise and Worship, Campus Center.
Complimentary Ice Cream Social for students and guests, Commons. Here's another opportunity to visit with parents, grandparents, and friends.