The Voice: Spring 2002

The Voice

Campus Capsules

Art students earn spot in Iowa College Salon

Four Dordt student works were accepted in the Iowa College Salon, a statewide biennial juried art competition. Graduate and undergraduate students submitted 640 works of art this year. Sixty-two pieces were selected, most from students at state universities and graduate schools. Junior Tanya Miller from Kalingrad, Russia, had two pieces selected, and seniors Jenny Goslinga from Orange City, Iowa, and Angela Kevan from Twin Falls, Idaho, each had one piece in the show. The exhibit is on display from February 17 through April 21 in Ames, Iowa.

Dordt receives Lilly planning grant

Dordt is one of fifty institutions to receive a planning grant that will fund the research and writing necessary to submit a major
proposal to the Lilly Endowment for their “Programs for the Theological Exploration of Vocation 2002” grants program.

The goal of the Lilly program is to identify and nurture a new generation of talented and religiously committed leaders for church and society. Dordt’s grant of $50,000 will fund the work of a committee chaired by Dr. John Kok, dean of the humanities, to present a proposal to the Lilly Foundation in September of 2002. The proposed program will focus on ways Dordt can more effectively emphasize calling and task in its curriculum, advise and mentor students based on their gifts, help students develop leadership abilities, reflect on staff and faculty sense of vocation, and encourage reflective scholarship.

International agriculture conference to be held on campus

Biblical Holism and Agriculture: Cultivating our Roots is the title of an international conference to be held on Dordt’s campus from May 14-17, 2002. It is co-sponsored by Dordt College and Food for the Hungry International. The conference brochure urges people to “spend three days with respected thinkers, writers, and practitioners and walk away with a fresh understanding of God’s purpose for those who love the land.” The goal of the conference is to develop a commitment to action that will transform the way people think about agriculture. It is offered for agriculturalists, students, farmers, and anyone who is interested in the land. For more information visit the website at http://www.fhi.net/gme/fse/bha_conference.

Dordt librarians help update periodical index

Sheryl Taylor and Gwen Vos, two
members of the Dordt College library staff, are currently developing the Christian Reformed Church Periodical Index (CRCPI), an online database that allows users to look up publications put out by organizations related to the Christian Reformed Church. The Banner, Christian Home and School, Christian Educator’s Journal, Dordt’s Pro Rege, and many others will be included in the database.

According to Taylor, “The index is in the process of being implemented. It was started by Calvin’s library, and we are working with them to get the index completely updated.” Taylor’s job is to index Pro Rege articles, while Vos indexes articles from the Christian Educator’s Journal.