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Day of Encouragement is set for Saturday, February 6, 2010

Plan now to attend the sixth annual Day of Encouragement at Dordt College on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010. This day is not only geared for church leaders, but for anyone who wishes to develop their gifts as church members.

The keynote speaker is Ron Nydam, Director of Pastoral Counseling at Calvin Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Workshops will include sessions on ministry basics for council members, seminars aimed at spirituality and leadership, plus seminars on outreach and service.

Registration materials are available on the Day of Encouragement website or contact Wes Fopma at 712-722-6028. The deadline for registering is January 30, although you will receive a discount if you register before January 23. Group discounts are also available.

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Dordt College Concert Band on tour

Yoder covers Iowa politics

Great Plains 2010

Band touring Wisconsin, Illinois, and Eastern Iowa during semester break

The Dordt College Concert Band will be performing in several communities during the semester break: Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Sheboygan, Wisconsin; Waupun, Wisconsin; Brookfield, Wisconsin; Fulton, Illinois; Pella, Iowa; and Sioux Center, Iowa. The 47-member band and several smaller ensembles will perform works by Dello Joio, Hanson, Holst, Jacob, and Persichetti under the direction of Bradley Miedema. Admission to the concert is free, with a free-will offering received to help defray tour expenses.

For performance dates and times, click here.

Dordt student covers Palin book signing

Freelance news coverage of Sarah Palin's book signing visit to Sioux City earned a byline for a Dordt student early in December.

Aaron Yoder, a senior digital media production major at Dordt College, had the opportunity to write a story and take photos for IowaPolitics.com, a news website that is widely read by political operatives in Iowa and nationally by lobbyists, attorneys, national media, business leaders, and others.

The opportunity came to Yoder through a Dordt communication class he's taking, taught by English adjunct professor Jennifer Dukes Lee, who was previously employed as chief political correspondent for the Des Moines Register. She was contacted by a former colleague to free-lance at the Palin event and Dukes Lee decided to pass the opportunity on to Yoder. The bureau chief at IowaPolitics.com thanked Yoder for a job well done.

Yoder's submission can be seen here, and photos taken by him at the event are posted here.

 Summer travel offered

A new Great Plains Experience "Prairie's Edge"  will be held June 6-11, 2010. Join Dordt professors Jim Schaap and Robb De Haan on this one-week learning vacation that begins and ends at Dordt College. You'll visit places in eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota that most tourists will never find. That's the adventure!

For more information click here or contact Dianne De Wit.

Alumni and friends events

Alumni events

First Monday

Job openings

Alumni notes

Alumni connections

Alumni events

 Thursday, January 7 at 7 p.m.; Phoenix, Arizona -- Alumni and friends of Dordt College are invited to hear Dr. Paul Fessler, professor of history, speak on the history of immigration in the United States.  His presentation is titled: Melting Pot or Exploding Kettle: Understanding Today's Immigration Debates from a Historical Perspective.  RSVP to Wes Fopma, Liz Danzeisen (623-478-9659) or Merl Alons (623-875-0826).

First Monday speaker 

Dr. Lauren Winner will be a guest speaker at Dordt College on Monday, February 1, at 11 a.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. The presentation is part of the First Monday speaker series at Dordt and is open to visitors. Winner is a writer and teacher at Duke Divinity School, with degrees from Duke, Columbia, and Cambridge universities. For more information visit www.laurenwinner.net


Job openings


To check out current employment opportunities at Dordt College, click here.


Also, please contact us  if you or someone you know would be a good match for one of our available positions.


Alumni notes


Please remember to include information about yourself when sending in birth announcements for the Voice. Your classmates like to hear what you've been doing.  Send us an e-mail at alumni@dordt.edu.

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