Apr 23, 2024

Dordt in the News: April 5 - 22

Here’s where Dordt University was recently mentioned in the media and by news sources.

April 22

  • Pella Christian Coaches JD and Erica Boer making jump to the collegiate level (KNIA-KRLS)

“Pella Christian boys basketball and volleyball coaches JD and Erica Boer announced Monday afternoon that they have accepted coaching positions at Dordt University for the upcoming school year.”

“Dordt University in Sioux Center will host Ag Day 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, April 26. The outdoor event will feature animals, machinery, games and food.”

April 18

  • Telling true tales: Now, more than ever, the world needs Christians in media (WORLD)

“I hasten to say I love everything about World Journalism Institute: the mission, the students, the staff. But each May at Dordt University in beautiful Sioux Center, Iowa, a strange phenomenon occurs. I call it the Inverse Law of the Conservation of Matter.”

“On the basketball court Karly Gustafson finished her career this spring with Dordt University’s women’s basketball team as a national champion and became Dordt’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder. As a Defender, she was also named NAIA All-American for the second time. Because of her work off the court, the Ethan, SD, native received warm hugs and greetings from some of her biggest fans during an April 9 gathering at Crown Pointe Estates in Sioux Center.”

April 13

  • America’s top Christian colleges and universities (FOX NEWS)

“With a strong religious tradition, some of the world's leading faith-based institutions of higher learning are located in the United States.”

  • For the first time in school history, Dordt will hold two commencement ceremonies (KIWA)

“For the first time in school history, Dordt University will hold two commencement ceremonies. The undergraduate commencement ceremony will take place on Friday, May 10 at 9:30 a.m. with the graduate commencement and hooding ceremony will be held on the same day at 2 p.m., both ceremonies will take place in the B.J. Haan Auditorium.”

April 12

  • National Championship for Dordt University Women’s Basketball (Banner)

“Dordt University women’s basketball team won its first National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics national championship March 26, defeating the University of Providence’s Argos 57-53. Dordt, in Sioux Center, Iowa, is one of six educational institutions denominationally related to the Christian Reformed Church.”

April 7

  • Best private colleges in the Siouxland tri-states (KELO)

“Stacker compiled a list of the best private colleges in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota, using data from Niche released in 2024. Niche ranks schools based on a variety of factors including academics, value for money, professors, campus, and diversity.”

April 5

“After seeing growth in campus attendance, one northwest Iowa college is expanding its dining facilities. Dordt University has begun work on expanding its dining commons and B.J. Haan Auditorium. Construction fencing was added between the center and auditorium earlier this month. It created an area for initial utilities work to start.”

A picture of campus behind yellow prairie flowers