And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1b-2)
DIU celebrated its 24th commencement exercises last Friday, where 24 students were recognized for completing degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Well done, ya’ll! You did it! The completion of a program of study represents hard work, discipline, and courage. Hard work often means embracing immediate discomfort and fatigue as the costs for learning and synthesis.
Discipline, for many of us, is a new skill that is enabled by assignments, projects, and of course, due dates! This all assumes a certain amount of courage to enter into a program that is sure to change us and test our metal. Learning at the collegiate level bring rewards not only reflected in our employment after college, but also in our maturity and character formation. Our students entered and completed this process, which is sure to help them in many ways for the rest of their lives.
Our commencement speaker, Dr. Miguel López, brought us a message about incarnational living; that is, giving up ourselves and allowing Christ to shine through us in the communities where we live. Thank you, Dr. López, for this challenge as we seek to honor God in all aspects of life and calling, and for His glory.
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- May 15 May Extended Term Begins
- May 29 Memorial Day – DIU Closed
- June 5 New Student Welcome Event
- June 6 Summer Term Starts
- June 10 Nations Cup Golf Tournament
- June 19 Juneteenth – No Classes – Offices Open
- 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.
You can enter to win a free copy of our own Robin Harris’s Storytelling in Siberia: The Olonkho Epic in a Changing World. This book provides a fascinating exploration of the Sakha people’s struggle to revive their epic narrative and song tradition, Olonkho, after it was almost wiped out during the Soviet era. Find multiple ways to enter the contest here.