Calvary has dreamed of a new dining hall for years now. On Monday, January 8, 2018, those dreams came to fruition!
On September 8, 2016, Calvary acquired the building which was formerly Turner’s German-American Hall. It is located just south of Calvary’s softball field near Eagle’s Landing Golf Course. The main goal was to remodel the space and move the dining hall to this new location.
The Student Life Center (new dining hall)
Joe’s Kitchen Opens for Business
While there are still a few tasks to accomplish before the remodeling project can be called “complete,” we were able to pass inspections and receive permission to begin serving meals when the students returned to campus for the new semester. On Wednesday, we had Chapel in the new dining hall and took time to praise and thank God for this building. Randy Grimm announced that the kitchen will be named “Joe’s Kitchen” in honor of Joe Dapra, who is faithfully serving as Director of Food Services for the twentieth school year. We look forward to many more chocolate chip cookies, eggs made to order, and Taco Tuesdays in this new facility!
We took time to praise and thank God for this building during Chapel on Wednesday.
Randy Grimm presented Joe Dapra, our Director of Food Services, with a mock-up of the sign that will designate “Joe’s Kitchen.”
Since the equipment for the serving line has not arrived yet, students served themselves on Wednesday.
You Can Help
Besides the modern kitchen and spacious eating area, we are also excited about the potential for hosting special events in this building. This year’s Alumni Phone-a-thon will fund the purchase of a sound system, multimedia screen, and projector to be used at these events. If you are interested in contributing to this project, click here.
Dr. Cone hosted a question and answer time with Dr. Patrick Belvill on Tuesday afternoon. Dr. Belvill is the president of Tyndale Theological Seminary and Biblical Institute, a professor of Bible and Theology, and a pastor at Tyndale Bible Church. He answered questions from faculty about trends and issues in Christian education including accreditation and plagiarism. On Wednesday, Dr. Belvill spoke in Chapel about having the proper mindset for the journey.
This spring semester has brought some new faces to Calvary’s student body, faculty, and staff. One of the new, full-time faculty is Dr. Luther Smith, who is now serving as an Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling. Dr. Luther Smith recently moved here from California with his wife and daughter. On Wednesday, Dr. Smith spoke in Chapel and encouraged all of us to remember that our God cares. A new part of chapel this school year is a question and answer time with the speaker following his message. Dr. Smith fielded questions and gave practical answers for applying this truth to our lives.