Alumni Weekend September 11 & 12
Dordt College's Alumni Weekend will be held on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11 and 12. The weekend will include an Alumni Business Connections Breakfast, Distinguished Alumni Banquet featuring Ron Blankespoor ('68), Kevin De Vries ('86), and Chris Teeuwsen ('80) on Friday, with a number of athletic events, including baseball, soccer, football, and lacrosse and a kids carnival on Saturday.
The highlight of the weekend will be a performance by Ken Davis on Saturday night at 7 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. Davis performs internationally on stage and television, and his radio show "Lighten Up" is heard on over 800 stations (including KDCR 88.5 FM). Blending side-splitting humor and inspiration, he entertains and enriches audiences of all ages.
Also in this issue . . .
The engineering department at Dordt College is getting itself into hot water — literally.
After receiving an Iowa Energy Center grant of $7500 this spring, engineering professor Kevin Timmer and two Dordt students have nearly completed the process of installing a solar assisted hot water system for both educational and practical use in Dordt's Center for Science and Technology.
Fulltime summer assistants working Timmer on the project are Danielle Kelderman, a senior engineering major from Harrisburg, SD; and Andrew Tacoma, a senior engineering major from Falmouth, MI. Grant funding covers the stipend the students receive for their work, while Dordt College is covering the cost for the equipment being installed.
The primary objective of the project is to publically demonstrate to Northwest Iowa homeowners and plumbing contractors the environmental and economic benefits of a solar water heating system. The project will also encourage the stewardly use of energy resources.
In the process, Dordt's engineering students are getting hands-on experience in thermodynamics, heat transfer, and solar energy engineering. The project will be demonstrated each semester for the foreseeable future to students enrolled in Dr. Timmer's “Energy, Materials and the Environment” class.
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Parents' Weekend October 16 & 17
Saturday is packed full of activities including the President's
Brunch, jazz band and organ concerts, a home football game, theatre
production, and praise and worship.
registration opens August 15.
August 16, 2009 in Manhattan, MT - Sendoff for Dordt students heading to school. Potluck dinner, games, and a chance to visit with President Zylstra.
Visalia, CA, September 25, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. - Tailgate party for Dordt College alumni and friends prior to the Central Valley Christian vs. Porterville HS football game. Food, fun, and giveaways for the whole family. RSVP via e-mail to Wes Fopma or by calling 712-722-6028 or contact Mark Rip via e-mail or by phone at 559-732-2201.
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