The Voice: Spring 2002
Art students earn spot in Iowa College Salon
Four Dordt student works were accepted in the Iowa College Salon, a statewide
biennial juried art competition. Graduate and undergraduate students submitted 640 works of art
this year. Sixty-two pieces were selected, most from students at state universities and
graduate schools. Junior Tanya Miller from Kalingrad, Russia, had two pieces selected, and
seniors Jenny Goslinga from Orange City, Iowa, and Angela Kevan from Twin Falls,
Idaho, each had one piece in the show. The exhibit is on display
from February 17 through April 21 in Ames, Iowa.
Dordt is one of fifty institutions to receive a planning grant that will
fund the research and writing necessary to submit a major
proposal to the Lilly Endowment for their Programs for the Theological Exploration of Vocation 2002 grants program.
The goal of the Lilly program is to identify and nurture a new
generation of talented and religiously committed leaders for church and society. Dordts grant
of $50,000 will fund the work of a committee chaired by Dr. John
Kok, dean of the humanities, to present a proposal to the Lilly Foundation
in September of 2002. The proposed program will focus on ways Dordt can
more effectively emphasize calling and task in its curriculum, advise and mentor students
based on their gifts, help students develop leadership abilities, reflect on staff and
faculty sense of vocation, and encourage reflective scholarship.
Biblical Holism and Agriculture: Cultivating our Roots is the title of an international
conference to be held on Dordts campus from May 14-17, 2002. It is
co-sponsored by Dordt College and Food for the Hungry International. The conference brochure
urges people to spend three days with respected thinkers, writers, and practitioners and
walk away with a fresh understanding of Gods purpose for those who love
the land. The goal of the conference is to develop a commitment to
action that will transform the way people think about agriculture. It is offered
for agriculturalists, students, farmers, and anyone who is interested in the land. For
more information visit the website at
Sheryl Taylor and Gwen Vos, two
members of the Dordt College library staff, are currently developing the Christian Reformed Church Periodical Index (CRCPI), an online database that allows users to look up publications put out by organizations related to the Christian Reformed Church. The Banner, Christian Home and School, Christian Educators Journal, Dordts Pro Rege, and many others will be included in the database.
According to Taylor, The index is in the process of being implemented. It
was started by Calvins library, and we are working with them to get
the index completely updated. Taylors job is to index Pro Rege articles, while
Vos indexes articles from the Christian Educators Journal.