Sioux City Journal

Elder presents at academic conferences

David Elder, associate professor of writing and rhetoric at Morningside College, recently led a workshop and presented a paper at conferences in Missouri and California. … He presented a paper titled “Hashtags and the Death of the Enthymeme” at the annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts conference at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. more

COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Westmont’s Sampson nets 35 to help down Dordt

Dordt couldn’t find an answer for Westmont’s Kelsie Sampson and lost 73-59 here Tuesday.

Dordt led briefly in the first half when the Defenders battled back from a 12-5 deficit to take a 14-12 lead with 8:57 left on a Kayla Broekhuis basket. more

Texas-Brownsville able to subdue Briar Cliff in three sets

“Monica had a rough match, so hopefully that’s out of her system,’’ said Schirman, whose team will face No. 11 Concordia (Mo.) today and No. 14 Westmont (Calif.) on Thursday, still hoping to advance into single-elimination play Friday. “If you’re going to have a rough one, let it be with Brownsville and come back firing all guns tomorrow and Thursday. more

Five join Northwestern College faculty

Among the five new full-time faculty at Northwestern College are a consultant in international economic development, a magazine editor, a novelist, a specialist in medieval history, and an accomplished sculptor and ceramist. Dr. David Befus joins the business faculty as an associate professor after spending the last two years overseeing a post-earthquake business reconstruction program for Compassion International in Haiti. He is the author of “Where There Are No Jobs,” which has been listed as one of the top 25 books on social enterprise. … Befus previously served as president of Latin America Mission and international director of microfinance for World Vision. A former faculty member at Azusa Pacific University and Westmont College, Befus earned a doctorate in economic development at the University of Miami, an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree at Wheaton College. more