Apr 17, 2023

Dordt in the News: April 6-15

April 15

Sioux City Journal: Dordt sweeps men’s and women’s 800-meter runs at Sioux City Relays

“For the second straight year, Dordt’s Payton Maudlin crossed the finish line first in the men’s 800-meter at the Sioux City Relays.”

KCAU: Dordt University Agriculture Club hosting Ag Day

Dordt University students are bringing back Ag Day with animals, equipment, and “legendary” food. According to a release from Dordt University, Ag Day will be held on April 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is open to the public.

“Ag Day highlights agriculture’s importance to the community and society overall,” said Agriculture Department Instructor Gary De Vries, “It also gives our agriculture majors an opportunity to practice being advocates for the agriculture industry to preschool through university students and area adults.”

April 11

Sioux County Radio: Dahl named Assistant Coach of the Year

“The 2023 American Volleyball Coaches Association has announced its 2023 NAIA national honors and former assistant coach Dillon Dahl has been named the AVCA NAIA National Assistant Coach of the Year for the recently completed men's 2023 season. Dahl completed his two-year stint at Dordt while assisting both the women's and men's programs and has since taken a full-time assistant job at Black Hills State University (South Dakota). Dahl's primary responsibilities were opponent scouting, recruiting, skills development and stats analysis.”

April 10

The Gazette: Hundreds of Wesleyan students ask, where to from here?

“Other Iowa-based schools on hand included Luther, Cornell, Simpson, Central, Dordt, Buena Vista, Waldorf and Wartburg colleges, along with Drake, Graceland and Mount Mercy universities. All three of Iowa’s public universities had tables.”

April 7

Rapid City Journal: Weather, lack of facilities wreaking havoc on Rapid City’s first softball season

“Teams on the other side of the state have the advantage of playing on surfaces built to withstand winter weather. Sioux Falls Lincoln took on Sioux Falls Jefferson at Augustana University’s Bowden Field, a turf facility in Sioux Falls, and Dell Rapids played Beresford at Dordt University’s indoor facility in Sioux Center, Iowa.”

April 6

Christian Scholar’s Review: Playing as Others: Theology and Ethical Responsibility in Video Games

Director of Gaming Dr. Brad Hickey provides a review of Benjamin J. Chicka’s Playing as Others: Theology and Ethical Responsibility in Video Games.

Sioux Center News: Ukrainian refugees develop English Club

“Two Ukrainian refugees have put their talents together to create a weekly English Club for fellow Ukrainians.” One of the leaders is Dordt University junior Adel Kuchyk.

March 30

Wayne Marshall OBE (Facebook): A viral Facebook post that includes Dordt’s Casavant organ.

Johann Sebastian Bach has his 338th birthday today! Here is my tribute to the great composer from Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa.” The post has slowly gone viral over the past few weeks; as of April 17, the post has 3,500 reactions, 96 comments, and 59,000 views.

A picture of campus behind yellow prairie flowers