Dordt College News

Dordt Alumni Weekend Sept. 26-27

September 18, 2008


 “A New Tradition” is this year’s theme for Dordt College Alumni Weekend, being held during the fall football season in recognition of the Defender’s newest varsity team.

Among the highlights of Friday and Saturday events (Sept. 26 and 27) are a tailgate party, football game, kids carnival, lacrosse, and a performance of Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos on Saturday night at the B.J. Haan Auditorium.

Kicking off Alumni Weekend on Friday, Sept. 26, will be a Business Connections Breakfast at 6:45 a.m. in the Dordt Campus Center. Dale Zevenbergen, instructor of business administration and a special gifts officer at Dordt College, will be the guest speaker. He will be speaking on the topic “Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement.” Reservations are needed for this event: to RSVP call 712-722-6028 or email

Saturday pre-game activities begin at 11 a.m. with Dordt student bands providing live music for the tailgate party in the tent by the football field, sponsored by First National Bank. A kids’ carnival at the outdoor tennis courts runs from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., sponsored by the Future Active Teachers Club at Dordt.

The Dordt College Defender football team plays Nebraska Wesleyan at 1 p.m.

Following the game, at 4 p.m. on Saturday, the Dordt College Sowers will play alumni in a lacrosse match on the football field.

Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos will conclude the weekend events with a Saturday night blend of comedy, audience participation, music, and parodies. The 7:30 p.m. show at Dordt College’s B.J. Haan Auditorium features the piano duo of David Eichholz and Ted Manderfeld. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for alumni, and $5 for students college age and below. Call or email the Dordt College Alumni Office at (712) 722-6028 for tickets.

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