Dordt Discovery Days is coming
Dordt Discovery Days registration opens at midnight on April 5. This five-day camp for students who have completed sixth, seventh, or eighth grade offers over 30 classes in the arts, sciences, and recreation. Residential, commuter or day camp options are available. This year's dates are June 21-25. Click here to see this year's class line-up and to register.
For more information, contact Dianne De Wit.
Also in this issue . . .
The Dordt College Alumni Office plans to create and print an alumni directory, which will be available to all alumni. To assist us with this project we need your help.
First, please register with our online directory. To do this, click
here and follow the instructions posted
Summer research opportunities available for science teachers
A new opportunity for high school and middle school science teachers will be offered at Dordt College this summer. Dordt's biology department is teaming up with the education department to offer teachers a scientific research opportunity, professional development, and three continuing education units for their work.
Science teachers who enroll in the program will have the opportunity to spend two weeks on Dordt's campus, from July 12-30, actively participating in ongoing research projects such as genetic DNA fingerprinting of plants; bar-coding plant species using chloroplast genes; and profiling of prairie plant species.
All participants will receive a $500 stipend and, those who wish, may stay for free in college housing while they complete the program. Five $500 travel scholarships will be offered to qualifying participants.
To learn more about this opportunity, contact Dr. Jeff Ploegstra.
Distinguished Scholar recipients named
This year 68 applicants met eligibility standards for the Distinguished Scholars scholarship, which requires a cumulative high school G.P.A. of 3.75 or above; a minimum ACT score of 30 or SAT score of 1320. Applicants participated in Distinguished Scholar Day activities conducted at Dordt College in February, which included writing an essay.
For a list of this year's
recipients and their hometowns, click
Public lectures at Calvinism conference
Two free public lectures will be offered at
Dordt College April 8 and 9, in conjunction with the "Calvinism for
the 21st Century Conference."
"If a Calvinist had Coffee with a
Feministů" will be presented by Julia Stronks, Professor at
Whitworth College, on Friday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Te Paske
High school students from nine area schools had the opportunity to
see and learn about career opportunities in agriculture and
biotechnology on March 22. The Dordt College Ag Department hosted
tours at Dykstra Dairy, Sioux Pharm, Inc., Sioux Preme Packing
Company and Trans Ova Genetics.
"Hope and Fears about Marriage: What Christian College students think about Relationships," is the topic of author and lecturer Mark McMinn at Dordt College on Monday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Science and Technology lecture hall SB 101.
He will also present a public lecture Monday at 11 a.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium on the topic, "Sin, Grace, and Christian Empathy." McMinn is the author of the award winning book, "Why Sin Matters: The surprising relationship between our sin and God's grace."
McMinn has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University and taught at George Fox until 1993, when he left to help establish the Psy.D. program at Wheaton College.
The work of junior and senior art majors will be featured in Dordt College's Campus Center Art Gallery until May 7. The gallery is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Amanda Stout, Dunkerton, Iowa, and Jander Talen, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, will present a piano and trombone recital at Dordt College's B.J. Haan Auditorium on Wednesday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. Also performing will be Susan LeMahieu on the clarinet and Nathan Friend on the cello. This student recital and reception following the performance are free and open to the public.
Susan LeMahieu, Frankfort, Illinois, will
present a clarinet recital at Dordt College's B.J. Haan Auditorium
on Friday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. This student recital and the
reception following the performance are free and open to the public.
The Dordt College Concert Band and Chamber Orchestra will present a concert Tuesday, April 27, 7:30 p.m., at Dordt's B.J. Haan Auditorium.
The Dordt College Campus Community Band and Jazz Band will present a concert Friday, April 30, 7:30 p.m., at Dordt's B.J. Haan Auditorium.
Admission to all of these events is free, with a free-will offering
received to benefit music scholarships at Dordt College.
IdeaFest 2010 will take place at the Dordt
College Campus Center Thursday, April 29, from 3-5:30 p.m. Students
in a wide variety of majors will present their research. A schedule
will be posted
Ag Day at Dordt College will be Friday, April 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be outdoor displays of animals, farm equipment, and a noon picnic lunch served by agriculture students. Bring the whole family.
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