Kuyper College Holds Scholar Day
April 13, 2012
Kuyper College held its first annual Scholar Day on April 13. A celebration of academic scholarship, Scholar Day featured the work of many talented students who made presentations on variety of topics—from medical discrimination against Romania’s* largest minority—the Romanian Roma (Gypsies), to scriptural exegesis.
Scholar Day was developed by a Kuyper faculty-student committee. Dr. Branson Parler, Dr. Judi Meerman, Dr. Kai Ton Chau and Professor Alison Backous represented faculty, while Jackie Savage and Melissa Martin represented the student body.
Different mediums where used by students to make presentations. Poster presentations were displayed, helping to document research in the areas of cultural analysis, social work and service learning, while oral and written presentations were also made throughout the day.
Scholar Day came to a close with “Sound and Wonder,” a concert performance by the Kuyper College Choir and Ensemble.
According to Melissa Martin, one of the student organizers, Scholar Day served as a wonderful reflection of the values of Kuyper College. “It reminded me that as students of Kuyper, we are called to dwell with grace in today’s culture. And to also speak the language of academics so we can shine God’s light in that culture as well as in all spheres of life.”
* Romania is an internship location for Kuyper students who are looking to specialize in international social work.