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New Dining Hall is a Dream Come True!

New Dining Hall is a Dream Come True!

Weekly Portraits of Calvary Life

Calvary has dreamed of a new dining hall for years now.  On Monday, January 8, 2018, those dreams came to fruition!

Building Acquired

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.”

Serving area

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.

Sara Klaassen

Alumni Relations Coordinator


Upcoming Basketball Games

January 12, 5:30 (Women) & 7:30 p.m. (Men) vs. Faith Baptist Bible at Ankeny, IA

January 13, 2:00 (Women) & 4:00 p.m. (Men) vs. Emmaus Bible at Dubuque, IA

January 16, 5:30 (Women) & 7:30 p.m. (Men) vs. Manhattan Christian at Manhattan, KS

Upcoming Calvary Events

Conference on Global Engagement               January 22-25

Engaging Grace Conference                           January 31

Alumni Phone-a-thon                                      February 1-28