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Alma Mater Refresh

In Fall 2019, Issue, News by Anneke Wind

Taking on a new name is more involved than most people may at first realize. When Dordt College became Dordt University in May, changing the language in Dordt’s alma mater was likely not one of the first things to come to mind for most people. But Music Professors Ryan Smit and Dr. John MacInnis and English Professor Dr. Bob De …

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French 102 Brings Faculty and Students Together

In News, Spring/Summer 2019 by Anneke Wind

There’s something a bit different about the group of students in Dr. Leendert van Beek’s 9 a.m. French 102 class. Sitting among the mostly 18-20-year-olds are some of Dordt’s own faculty, notecards and French textbooks spread out in front of them, studying alongside other students for a quiz they are about to take.  Dr. Leah Zuidema, associate provost and dean …

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Learning Behind Bars

In Fall 2017, News by Anneke Wind

Bousema and Jared Van Wyk, Dordt senior criminal justice majors, interned at the penitentiary this past summer. They were trained to perform tasks that most correctional officers do at a prison: make rounds on each floor every thirty minutes, conduct cell searches, breathalyze inmates, stop inmates from hurting themselves or each other, and generally ensure that the inmates were where …