Spring semester enrollment strong
Spring semester enrollment figures at Dordt College on opening day were almost identical to that of one year ago, with 1,172 full-time students in 2009, compared to 1,173 full-time students in January 2008. Add part-time students to the equation, however, and Dordt's total enrollment jumped by 23 students over last spring, coming in at 1,260.
Nearly 40 students completed their bachelor degrees in December, which created a slight enrollment dip when comparing fall and spring semesters.
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Dordt students do mission outreach in
Nicaragua, Belize, and the Dominican Republic
This international service/missions opportunity has been offered annually to students at Dordt College since the 1980s. Students serving on AMOR teams do construction/renovation projects and youth ministry and, in the process, are introduced to the culture and the mission challenges of their host country. They return with a much broader understanding of the needs of the world.
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Applications are now being accepted for Dordt's graduate education program that takes place in the summer. Between 40 and 50 students participate in our summer graduate program. Each year during the month of July, the campus is bustling with teachers from many states and provinces who come to participate in our Master of Education Program.
The M.Ed program provides professional growth
opportunities for teachers and principals who want to learn more
about what it means to teach in a distinctly Christian manner. This
10-course, 30-semester-hour program provides a concentration in
curriculum and instruction and provides practical, hands-on
instruction for elementary and secondary teachers. Interested in
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by Dr. James Calvin Schaap, professor of
English at Dordt College, is the January cover story and will run
for two consecutive issues in Books and Culture magazine, a
bimonthly publication of Christianity Today International.
"Rehoboth: Righteous acts, filthy rags, and a mission cemetery," begins in the January/February issue and will be continued in the March/April issue of the magazine. The essay (without photos) may be seen online.
The Stoneback Sisters, an identical triplet trumpet trio, will be the featured performers at the NISO Winter Pops Concert on Saturday, February 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. The program for the evening also includes performances by the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra and jazz bands from both Dordt and Northwestern Colleges. Tickets for this performance may be purchased at the door.
A travelogue featuring many national parks across the United States will be held at Dordt College's B.J. Haan Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this event hosted by KDCR can be purchased at the door: $4.50 for adults and $3.50 for students.
Twenty-four workshops for elders, pastors, care
givers, deacons, youth leaders, and church members are being offered
at "Day of Encouragement" Saturday, Feb. 7, on the campus of Dordt
College in Sioux Center. For more information or to register click
Musica Antiqua, a professional touring ensemble specializing in the performance of music and dance of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, will perform at Dordt College's B.J. Haan Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the B.J. Haan Auditorium.
Campus Visit Days Scheduled
A Dordt College Junior Art Show is on display Feb. 18 through March 8 at the Campus Center Art Gallery. This free exhibit is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Dordt College will host the Prairie Grass Film Challenge screening and awards on Friday, Feb. 13. All eligible contest entries will be screened in viewing rooms located around Dordt College prior to the 8 p.m. awards ceremony in the B. J. Haan Auditorium. The public is welcome to attend or view film entries on the web.
The Dordt College spring theater production is Enchanted April, a funny, heart-warming production that offers the promise of better, sunnier times ahead. Show times at the TePaske Theatre (Sioux Center High School) are 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 26-28; March 5 and 7; and a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee on March 7. For reserved seating call Dordt's box office at 722-6430 (Monday-Thursday 3-5 and 7-9; Friday 3-5 p.m.) or reserve tickets online
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