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Jubilee Webcast -- Meyer to speak at Convocation

September 23, 2004

Dordt College alumnus, Dr. Arlin Meyer, will be the featured speaker at a Jubilee Convocation to be held Thursday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m., at the B.J. Haan Auditorium on the campus of Dordt College. The public is invited to attend. Arlin Meyer

The event will also be broadcast on a live webcast during the convocation.

Dr. Meyer will speak on the topic, Called to Serve and be Children of God. “I will explore the concept of vocation for Christian young people who are preparing for their future lives,” commented Meyer. “All believers are called to use their own unique gifts and talents to love and serve others. This calling is grounded in a Christian’s love for God and His love for us as His children.” Dr. Meyer will also address misconceptions about vocation and suggest ways that vocation carries over into other areas of life, such as family, friendship, citizenship, volunteer service and God’s call to rest and worship.

Dr. Meyer is a professor emeritus of English at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, where he served as chair of the Department of English from 1975 to 1978. He was dean of Christ College, the University's honors college, from 1978 to 1990, and was director of the Cambridge Study Center from 1973 to 1975.

Since 1991, he has served as director of the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts, a national network of church-related colleges that includes offering postdoctoral teaching fellowships to younger scholars committed to pursuing careers at church-related schools. Dr. Meyer studied at Dordt College for two years. He went on to earn a bachelor's degree at Calvin College, a master's degree from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from Ohio University.

This is the second in a series of Jubilee convocations that will be held this year at Dordt in commemoration of the college’s 50th anniversary.. The convocations will bring together the academic community to remember, celebrate and share the college’s vision and its connection to a broad range of disciplines and callings.

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