Dordt College will celebrate commencement of the 2010 graduating
class on Friday, May 7, at 10 a.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium.
Dr. Barb Hoekstra, professor of education at Dordt, will speak
on the topic "Border Crossings."
Also in this issue . . .
Dordt students serve on mission teams
This year during Dordt College's spring break, 139 students chose to serve on 13 PLIA (Putting Love Into Action) teams with the college's student-run mission outreach program. This year's sites included Ansted, W.V.; Atlanta, Ga.; Bozeman, Mont.; Camden, N.J.; Denver, Colo.; Inez and Neon, Ky.; Cary, Jackson and Mendenhall, Miss; New Orleans, La.; Shiprock, N.M.; and Toronto, Ont., Canada. The PLIA trips took place March 11-20.
"One of the crazy things about PLIA is that you jump into a van with 10 people whom you may not have even met before, drive half-way across the country with them, and spend almost every waking minute together for nine days," commented Reuben Faber, a PLIA participant from Escondido, California. "Somehow these people you didn't know existed two weeks earlier are baring their souls and sharing their deepest thoughts with you during devotions. PLIA has showed me that so many times in my life I try to be selfish in my life plans and the decisions I make, but I don't listen to God and what He has in store for me. I try to convince myself that the things I want to accomplish are always in line with what God wants, even though that may not be true. The people we met on the trip showed us what it means to be completely surrendered to God's will, as if to say, God, you win!'"
For more about the mission trips, click here.
A photo album of the teams and their trips is posted
Students present their work
As the 2009-2010 academic year draws to a close, Dordt students in
several departments have been presenting their final projects. See
the following links to learn more about their accomplishments:
consultant acknowledges Dordt student contributions to book
This year Dr. Seger listed these students on the acknowledgments page of her latest book, Making a Good Script Great.
Seger referred to the "invaluable help" of Alvin Shim, a senior from Sioux Center, who worked as an intern for her last summer. She noted Shim's research, shared brainstorming and film discussions, and thanked him for a month of hard work helping her complete the book.
Additional Dordt students acknowledged for their help can be seen here.
Darin Dykstra (Class of '92) and his wife Linda (Class of '91) left California in 2002 to start a new dairy in Northwest Iowa. By relocating "right in the middle of all the feed," Dykstra said he has found lower feed costs, wide-open space, fewer regulations, family ties, and community amenities.
Now he's helping Plymouth
County's economic development director, Andrea Westergard, in
attracting other California dairy farmers to Iowa. Westergard noted
after attending a World Ag Expo in California recently that, "A lot
of the people that we spoke with, their main reason for wanting to
come to Iowa was because their son or daughter was attending Dordt
See the complete story by Amy Erickson and linked by permission from the LeMars Daily Sentinel here.
professor taught 27 years
Beyond Jubilee: Vision 2020 Dinner at Peace Christian Reformed Church at 6 p.m. Learn about future plans at Dordt College and new opportunities this campaign brings to involve alumni and friends. For more information or to RSVP contact Wes Fopma.
Beyond Jubilee: Vision 2020 Dessert at Platte Christian Reformed Church at 8 p.m. Learn about future plans at Dordt College and new opportunities this campaign brings to involve alumni and friends. For more information or to RSVP contact Dianne De Wit.
Kansas City, Missouri; Saturday, August 14
- All alumni and friends are invited to get together at
Kauffman Stadium as the Royals take on the New York Yankees at 6:10
p.m. Cost is $26 per person, which includes a pregame tailgate
party in the parking lot.
Tickets for any of these games can be obtained
by contacting Wes Fopma.
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