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Jubilee plans are taking shape

Preparations have already begun for the Dordt College 50th anniversary celebrations that will take place on the Dordt College campus and throughout the country during the 2004-2005 school year.

Activities that will take place throughout the year range from a community barbecue to multimedia presentations presented on campus and at locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. A series of eight academic convocations is being planned, along with a full-length play, publication of a volume of art, a second volume of "The History of Dordt College" and a number of scholarly papers from the academic disciplines.

Musical concerts, departmental displays, athletic events, dinners, and tours will all be opportunities for alumni to return and for those unfamiliar with Dordt College to get acquainted. The on-campus culmination of the yearlong celebration will be held July 1-3, 2005.

Work is currently underway on the Jubilee multimedia show, being produced and directed by Dordt College professor, Dr. James Schaap. The show will premier in October, 2004, and includes videotaped interviews of eight Dordt College alumni involved in a variety of callings throughout North America. In addition, live segments interspersed throughout the videotaped portions will help to remember, celebrate, and share the vision that has shaped and directed Dordt College for fifty years. Film crews have shot footage on location, with the final cuts and the creation of the videos to be completed by Schaap and Terra Nova Productions, a professional video production agency run by Dordt College alumnus, James Vanden Bosch.

More information about the upcoming celebration is posted at