I lift up my eyes to the mountains, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. (Psalm 121:1)
What a week it has been, and it’s only Wednesday! Our students sponsored the unveiling of a mural in the Mahler lobby on Monday, painted by our own Abigail Craven. The mural portrays a person walking on a path through the wilderness, the dove above to guide-a symbol of the Holy Spirit guiding us.
The mural takes inspiration from Psalm 121; God is our help in time of need, uncertainty and difficulty. I am imaging future students and staff meandering through Mahler, who may ask about the mural, its purpose and situation from 2023, and I am looking forward to telling them about the vision that came from this student body, to remind us of God’s provision and purposeful action in what He calls us to do. Thank you, students, for blessing us with your gift to the school and to the future alumni. I also want to thank the ILC for their support in giving permission for this wall space to be dedicated to the mural art. Thank you, Mark Kull and your staff.
DIU also has its first graduate from our doctoral program in World Arts, Dr. Anya Ezhevskaya! Her dissertation defense was on the topic of authored songs by the Russian immigrant community in the United States. Her research and presentation were not only fascinating, but were an example of excellent scholarship, deep insights into the cultural factors surrounding identity and its expression through the arts. Congratulations Dr. Ezhevskaya and all in the CEWA department.
Coming up are more theses defenses, and this week is finals week. Today, students came to enjoy a pancake breakfast in Four Points and enjoyed some fellowship, all sponsored by the Senior Leadership Team.
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- May 3 Pancakes for Students
- May 3-4 Final Exam Days
- May 5 Commencement
- May 6 Trinity South Arts Bluegrass Concert
- May 15 May Extended Term Begins
- May 29 Memorial Day – DIU Closed
- June 6 Summer Term Starts
- June 10 Nations Cup Golf Tournament
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.
Trinity South Arts welcomes the Purple Hulls for an evening of bluegrass fun on Saturday, May 6 at 7 PM in the Event Center. Talented identical twins Katy Lou & Penny Lea Clark were raised on a working purple hull pea farm near Kilgore, Texas. Their solid family values provide the inspiration and foundation for their authentic, acoustic driven music. The “Hulls” spent several years in Nashville honing their craft, writing for Sony Publishing, touring with various artists as side musicians, and doing session work. Since back in Texas, they have toured extensively across the country and abroad, releasing four studio projects. Details and free tickets here: https://tinyurl.com/PurpleHulls2023