Jun 20, 2023

Dordt in the News: June 2 - 19

Here's where Dordt University was mentioned in the media and by news sources during May 15 - June 1.

June 19

Public News Service: Feds Call Loan, Rural Iowa University Shutters

“Dordt has an estimated $43.4 million annual economic impact on its surrounding area of northwest Iowa, according to a study conducted for the university during the 2019-20 academic year by Emsi Burning Glass, now called Lightcast. About 40 percent of its students come from more than 400 miles away, Huisman said, and 14 percent of them stay after graduating, at a time when the rural population is declining.”

June 12

Sioux County Radio: The Dordt University men’s cross country and track and field teams named Men’s Program of the Year

“The Dordt University men's cross country and track and field teams concluded its outstanding year by being named the Jack Hazen Men's Program of the Year by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCA). The 2022-23 athletic year is the first time the Defenders earned the top NAIA honor.”

Sioux County Radio: Two Dordt softball players earn All-American honors

“Dordt University softball players Ella Koster and Abby Kraemer were named to the 2023 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) All-American list by the national office last week.”

June 9

Siouxland Proud: Dordt Defenders men’s cross country, track and field teams named USTFCCCA Men’s Program of the Year (June 9)

“The Dordt Defenders men’s cross country and track and field teams were named the USTFCCCA Men’s Program of the Year. This is the first time the Defenders have earned the honor, as its cross country team brought home an NAIA National Championship while the track and field program boasted six All-Americans, including 300M Steeplechase national champion Peter Shippy.”

June 2

Ames Tribune: NSF awards Iowa researchers $20 million to build advanced biomanufacturing capacity

“Researchers across Iowa will work together to build the knowledge, infrastructure and capacity for the state to lead advanced biomanufacturing.

“The National Science Foundation (NSF) will support the work with a five-year, $20 million grant from its Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (known as EPSCoR). The program is designed to build research capabilities and expertise across the country.”

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