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Harmsen Honored as GPAC Coach of the Year

In News, Spring/Summer 2019 by Erika Buiter

After his first year of coaching women’s basketball at Dordt, Bill Harmsen was voted top coach by 12 other coaches in the GPAC league. “It’s humbling,” Harmsen says, “but it’s a direct reflection of our players and how hard our women worked this year to earn respect in our conference and nationally. We have really great women here in our …

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Spike(ball)ing to Victory

In News, Winter/Spring 2019 by Erika Buiter

Nathan Detrich (’21) and Trevor deJong (’19) have brought their love for Spikeball to Dordt. The pair hail from Escondido, California, where Detrich’s family introduced them to the backyard lawn game. The two men have become increasingly serious about their game over the past couple of years. They played their first tournament in Santa Monica. “It was a pretty big …

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Sanford, Dordt, and Research

In Fall 2018, News by Erika Buiter

Dr. Tony Jelsma, a biology professor at Dordt, is partnering with researchers at Sanford Health to study oxidative damage on cells. The collaboration is part of what inspires Jelsma when getting students involved in research. “It helps students think about what they want to do after Dordt, and it gives us an understanding of biology that is deeper than we …

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Van Beek Honors Vets

In News, Spring/Summer 2018 by Erika Buiter

RECENT GRADUATE ORGANIZES MIDWEST HONOR FLIGHT Just four days after graduating in May, Aaron Van Beek (’18) sent out his second honor flight carrying veterans to visit Washington, D.C. Van Beek is president and director of Midwest Honor Flight, a branch of the national organization that he started while a student at Dordt. It all began with a trip to …

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Leading Them Back to the Questions

In Fall 2018, Features by Erika Buiter

DORDT TEAM LEADS CURRICULAR DEVELOPMENT FOR SCIENCE-FAITH INTEGRATION Early in Dordt’s first-year Zoology course students spend a class period discussing Genesis 1. The passage, employing poetic repetition and parallel structure, draws a picture of the earth and cosmos: flat earth, domed sky, and tiny holes that let in twinkling light. “This picture doesn’t fit with the way students understand the …