The Voice: Summer 2003
Kudos to students
On Saturday, April 5, two students from Dordt College participated in theYoung Artists
Competition for the American Guild of Organists Region VI in Minneapolis. Senior Andrew
Schaap received the $900 second place award. Carrie Spronk, a first-year student, received
$100 for participating in the competition.
Kate Lesage, Kelly Hanenburg, Josh Super, Brenda Janssen, and Justin Vande Kerk advanced
to the finals in the regional competition of the National Association of Teachers
of Singing. Twenty-four students represented Dordt College in the event.
Christel Poelman, a senior history major from Abbotsford, British Columbia, won the award
for best paper in the regional Modern USA History category of Phi Alpha
held at the University of South Dakota. Her paper was titled Return to
a Cold War Paradigm: The Foreign Policy of George W. Bush. She and
senior Rachael Eggebeen, who wrote a paper on The Muslim Brotherhood, Sayyid Qutb,
and the Development of Militant Islam, presented very fine papers, according to History
Professor Hubert Krygsman. This is the second year in a row that a
Dordt student has taken the top award among fellow history students at other
colleges and universities in the region.
Senior art major Sara Mulder of Rock Valley earned an honorable mention for
her work Direct Route this spring. The large acrylic painting was one of
400 entries in the Iowa Student Competition, which included high school, undergraduate, and
divisions. Mulder plans to teach art in Pella Christian schools next year.
Senior psychology students Kelly Hubers and Elizabeth Graf won first prize for their
poster presentation at the 10th Midwest Institute for Students and Teachers of Psychology
held in Glen Elyn, Illinois. The poster, titled The influence of Meta-experimental Factors
on Compliance: Participant Motivation and Experimenter Demeanor, was based on research they had
done this semester.