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Dordt University Logo Reveal

In Fall 2018, News by Sarah Moss

On Friday night during Defender Days, Dordt revealed the new Dordt University logo. The logo reveal came after more than five months of research, design, and feedback that went into the design process. Blending classic and contemporary, the logo captures the uniqueness of Dordt University. The gold cross at the center of the logo highlights how, at Dordt University, Christ …

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Chuck De Groat

In Alumni, Fall 2018 by Lydia Marcus

The 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award Dr. Chuck DeGroat (’92) began his college career studying aeronautics at Dowling College on Long Island. But, after a year and a half, he realized that his vision and his mathematical abilities would prevent him from becoming a pilot. “My pastor at the time was a graduate of Dordt,” says DeGroat, “and …

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Elizabeth Blankespoor

In Fall 2018, Features by Sarah Moss

“Receiving the Horizon Award this year was unexpected,” says Dr. Elizabeth (Vander Ziel) Blankespoor. “I am grateful that Dordt encourages graduates to go out and influence the world and honored that they appreciate my actions. When I look at my fellow grads from Dordt, though, I see that they’re all doing great things and living out God’s will in their …

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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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Student Entrepreneurs

In Fall 2018, News by Sarah Moss

THREE STUDENTS APPLY WHAT THEY LEARN IN THE CLASSROOM TO THEIR OWN BUSINESSES When she was a sophomore, Adri Van Groningen convinced her parents to split the cost of a Canon camera with her. When she came back to campus after Christmas break, she started taking photos of her friends just for fun. “Then my friend’s sister needed photos of …

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Campus Visit Day

In Fall 2018, News by Kate Henreckson

It is a campus visit day at Dordt, and the Eckardt Lounge is filled with laughter, the scent of fresh coffee, and brightly-decorated tables in black and gold. Parents and high school students mingle with admissions counselors, sipping coffee and snacking on breakfast treats. Eventually everyone finds their seat, and President Erik Hoekstra makes his way to the front of …

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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 …