To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen. (Rev. 1:5-6)
Our summer term officially started this week, and it has been wonderful to meet and interact with students, new and current (even a few alumni!) as they commence a 9-week study plan. We are also welcoming those beginning two cohort-based graduate certificates: one in Agricultural Development and another in Translation Consulting.
You might be wondering what these two programs have in common besides beginning in June. Great question! Both utilize a unique “year-term” created for non-traditional class instruction. It runs from June through April. The year-term provides the needed seasonal changes for our agricultural students located on an experimental farm in North Fort Myers, FL. This is the third cohort of students (in partnership with ECHO) studying sustainable farming methods while combining their learning with anthropology courses with Dallas-based instructors.
The Translation Consulting program utilizes the same year-term period in order for students to study while in a field mentorship somewhere around the world. This experience-based curriculum combines workshops and practicums, online learning as well as face-to-face gatherings as students move through a 2 ½ year academic program. They will achieve most of the competencies required for certification as consultants by the time they finish.
This Saturday, DIU will be on the golf course for its first ever Nations’ Cup tournament at Thorntree Golf Club in DeSoto, TX. This will be great time of supporting the University and enjoying some recreation together. To our sponsors, staff and volunteers, thank you so much for all your hard work!
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- June 10 Nations Cup Golf Tournament
- June 19 Juneteenth – DIU Closed
- July 4 DIU Closed
- August 4 Summer Term Ends
- August 17 Fall Inservice
AL5398 with the President
Dr. Scott Berthiaume will be teaching AL5398 Current Issues in Translation this fall. This seminar exposes the student to some of the most current and critical themes relevant to Bible Translation including Orality, Scripture Engagement, Consulting, Key Terms and Biblical Exegesis, and Translation Theory. The student will learn to contextualize and critique such issues through personal interaction and interviews with experienced translators. Registration and attendance to the Bible Translation Conference 2023 is required as part of this course. Conference fee is waived.
DIU Nations’ Cup
DIU is hosting our Nations’ Cup golf tournament on June 10, 2023 at Thorntree Golf Club in DeSoto, TX. All proceeds go toward DIU’s 4TheWorld fund. Become a hole sponsor for $250 or gather a team of 4 to play for $500. Register at www.diunationscup.com by 9AM Friday, June 9th.