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Broader Vision seminars to be presented Oct. 15-16

October 6, 2010

You’ve heard of the Third World, but get ready to explore the Fourth World.

“The Fourth World” is one of four DC Broader Vision Seminars being offered at Dordt College on Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16.

“The Fourth World” will be presented by digital media professor Mark Volkers and his students on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Ribbens Academic Complex lecture hall 1310. Their documentary will take viewers on an in-depth tour through some of the worst slums in the world.

“Energy Stewardship” is the topic of a second 11 a.m. seminar, being presented by engineering professors Ethan Brue and Kevin Timmer in Dordt’s Science and Technology Center, Room 229. They will highlight the variety of research, design, and classroom projects in Dordt’s engineering department, many of which have focused on improving energy efficiency and exploring alternative energy resources.

“Defender Capital Management Club” will be the focus of a 3 p.m. seminar in the Campus Center’s Vermeer Conference Center. Presenters will be Dr. John Visser from Dordt’s Business Department, and Chris Huisken, Senior Vice President for the Convertibles Investment Team, Oaktree Capital, Los Angeles, CA. They’ll share how Dordt students are getting real world experience in investing and managing money through the Capital Management Club.

“Off-Campus Programs” is the final topic of the weekend seminars, to be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Campus Center’s Vermeer Conference Center. Opportunities for students to study in Africa and Asia will be presented by Curtis Taylor, Director of Off-Campus Programs, and Dale Zevenbergen, from Dordt’s Business Department.

These seminars are free and open to the public.



PHOTO CAPTION: Digital Media Professor Mark Volkers led teams of Dordt students to slums in India, Africa, Nicaragua and the Philippines to create a slum documentary, in progress at www.slumdoc.com Pictured are Dale Vande Griend, Piper Kroeze, and Mark Volkers.

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