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College kids come to Kidzone
Kidzone is an after school club for elementary and middle school age children in Sioux Center, but lately it's also become a place for Dordt students to get their "family fix."
"I have a three-year-old niece, and I miss her less when I spend time here," says Andrea Kaisand, a Dordt sophomore from Bussey, IA. "I enjoy being with little kids, and I like helping others," she adds as reasons for serving as a volunteer at Kidzone. When living in a college dorm gets a little stressful, she appreciates the opportunity to get away from campus and just have some fun interacting with children.
More than 100 elementary and middle school students regularly attended Kidzone last year. They came from 29 churches, as well as some not being affiliated with a church.
Last year more than 20 college students volunteered in conjunction with Dordt's Community Outreach Program (COP). College-funded and student-run, COP gives students the opportunity to volunteer in area agencies and ministries to support and enhance their classroom learning.
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Dordt College has joined the Yellow Ribbon Program, a federal effort to help military veterans attend college. Dordt has agreed to admit 10 students under the Yellow Ribbon Program and will contribute $5,000 per student per year.
The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. It allows degree-granting institutions to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the Veterans Administration to pay tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate.
In its original form, the bill provided full government-paid tuition only to veterans attending public universities. The Yellow Ribbon Program was added to the bill to accommodate veterans at private institutions.
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, a theatre production, and praise and worship. Online registration is now open so register today!
Dordt College is getting 'social'
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Chicagoland, September 18 at 7 p.m. -- All alumni and friends are invited to come watch the Dordt College women's volleyball team take on Lindenwood University at the Olivet Nazarene volleyball tournament in Bourbonnais, Illinois, just south of Chicago. Cheer for the Defenders and share pizza afterwards at Aurelio's Pizza.
Visalia, CA, September 25 at 6:00 p.m. – Plan to attend a tailgate party for Dordt College alumni and friends prior to the Central Valley Christian vs. Portersville HS football game. We'll have 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.
West Michigan, October 1 at 7 p.m. in the Lecture Hall at Holland Christian High School -- Dr. Hubert Krygsman, professor of history at Dordt College, will address the question "How should Christians regard Islam?" Dr. Krygsman explains the development and beliefs of Islam and compares them with Christianity. In the process, he examines the roots of contemporary conflicts and offers suggestions for how Christians should respond based on a biblical understanding of our calling to do justice and make disciples of all nations. RSVP to Wes Fopma via email, Jim Geertsma at 616-738-7454 or Deb Haak at 616-875-7075.
Pella, Iowa, October 9 at5:30 p.m. – Join us in the Pella Christian High School parking lot for a tailgate party with Dordt College alumni and friends prior to Pella Christian vs. I-35 football game. We'll have food, fun, and giveaways for the whole family. RSVP to Wes Fopma via email or by calling 712-722-6028 or Mark Blankespoor at 641-628-8590.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 9 at 7:30 p.m -- Alumni and friends are invited to an evening of reading and storytelling with Jim Schaap at the Grace Evangelical Church at 755 73rd Avenue NE in Fridley, MN. It's a great night for alumni and friends of all ages. We'll even provide dessert afterwards! RSVP to Wes Fopma or 712-722-6028 or call Lois Marra at 763-754-2073.
The 2009 Rooster Booster Pheasant Hunt is scheduled for November 5-7 near Corsica, South Dakota. Proceeds from the event benefit the Dordt College Rooster Booster Scholarship Fund. For more details about this one-of-a-kind hunting weekend, contact Dave Vander Werf, Director of Planned Giving at Dordt College.
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