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Community 2 I Sioux County Index-Reporter December 17, 2014 3-D printer gifted to Western Christian The dragon, designed and assembled by John Fictor, was made from seven or more separate pieces and then glued together• A little paint was applied to spruce it up. (Photo/ June De Wit) FFA members receive Chapter Degrees On Thursday, Dec. 1 I, the Boyden-Hull FFA chapter had its annual monthly meeting where a group of members received Chapter Degrees. This degree shows growth and leadership in the second year member of the FFA. Those who received the degree include (left to right), Mitchell Diekevers, Zach Rohlfs, Klint Koster, Thomas Heitritter, Tara Van Otterloo and Brigit Greiner. The Boyden-Hull FFA also wishes to express appreciation to all those in the commu- nity who have supported them during their fruit fundraiser this year. The proceeds from the fundraiser helps pay for expenses the FFA chapter has throughout the year. (Photo/Submitted.) Printer from Page 1 drawing program to make 3-D models, it's not the most practical thing to own. If you planned to use it to print yourself a replacement part, it would probably be easier to go somewhere and buy the part. Otherwise you'd have to find a design or make your own. It's just not cost- effective. With all the changes in technology, Fenchel said he welcomes things like the 3-D printer to his classroom. It always helps to have hands-on training with anything. It also helps make the engineering aspect of it more relevant and teachable. He hasfft taught much with the printer in a class yet, but the plans are to integrate it into his drafting class. "It's nice to see kids getting excited, to see them bring back that curiosity for education," He said. Professor to participate in research seminars by Amanda Kundert Dr. Laird Edman, pro- fessor of psychology at Northwestern College, has been selected to partici- pate in a series of research seminars in Oxford, England. Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford (SCIO), in partnership with the UK Centre of the Council for Christian College and Universities (CCCU), will host a series of summer seminars aimed at developing interdisciplin- ary skills in science and reli- gion. The 2015-16 semi- nar, entitled "Bridging the Two Cultures," is focused on bridging the academic and cultural divide cen- tered around the cross- discipline collaboration of science and religion• Twenty-five career fac- ulty members have been selected from across the globe to participate in the series of research seminars, guided by eminent schol- ars, to develop their inter- disciplinary training. They will be joined by theolo- gians, historians, philoso- phers, social and natural scientists in exploring con- temporary science and reli- gion issues• Edman has been select- ed as one of the scholars to participate in the sum- mer session, which will take place in August 2015 and July 2016. Edman is among a select group of senior scholars who will spend time mentoring younger professors and organizing workshops in their field of expertise. The seminars will include lec- tures, mentoring sessions, workshops, and excur- sions to historical sites, such as Charles Darwin's rooms in Cambridge and Francis Bacon's birth- place. Participants will also receive support for indi- vidual research projects intended for publication and funding to establish science and religion stu- dent clubs at participants' home institutions. Prior to joining Northwestern's faculty in 2002, Edman taught at the University of Minnesota, Iowa State University, Wahdorf and Luther College. In addi- tion to earning a Teacher of the Year award from Waldorf, Edman received Northwestern's Teaching Excellence Award in 2008 and holds the college's endowed chair in psychol- ogy. During his sabbatical last year, Edman worked with Dr. Justin Barrett of Fuller Theological Seminary on a book about cognitive and psychologi- cal issues related to wor- ship and discipleship. Barrett is on the advisory board for "Bridging the Two Cultures•" A graduate of Luther College, Edman earned master's degrees in English literature and counseling psychology at the University of Notre Dame. He holds a doctor- ate in educational psychol- ogy from the University of Minnesota. Be aware of counterfeit bills Recently, the Sioux Center Police Department received a report of a local business receiving a coun- terfeit $20 bill. With a legitimate bill, a highlighter mark will remain yellow and not turn brown. As a reminder dealing with counterfeit money, here are some simple guidelines of what to look for: Looking at the bill through a light will also reveal a thin vertical strip containing text that spells out the bill's value. You will see a thin, imbedded strip running from top to bot- tom on the face of a bill. In the $10 and $50 the secu- rity strip is located to the right of the portrait, and in the $5, $20 and $100, it is located just to the left of the portrait. Color-shifting ink: the new series bill (except the $5) and tilt it back and forth, the number in the lower right hand corner as its color shifts from green to black and back. Watermark: Hold the bill up to a light to view the watermark in an unprinted space to the right of the portrait. The watermark can be seen from both sides. Ultraviolet Glow: Under an ultraviolet light, the $5 bill glows blue; the $10 bill glows orange, the $20 bill glows green, the $50 bill glows yellow, and the $I 00 bill glows red. Microprinting: on the security threads: the $5 bill has "USA FIVE"; the $I0 bill has "USA TEN"; the $20 bill has "USA TWENTY"; the $50 bill has "USA 50"; and the $100 bill has the words "USA I00" written on the security thread. Microprinting is also around the portrait as well as on the security threads. The U.S. Treasury advis- es you to do the follow- ing if you believe you have received a counterfeit bill: • Do not put yourself in danger. • Do not return the bill to the passer. • Delay the passer with some excuse, if possible. • Observe the passer's description -- and their companions' descriptions -- and write down their vehicle license plate num- bers if you can. • Contact your local police department. Remember, if you are passed a counterfeit bill, you own it. You can visit http://www.secretservice. gov/money_detect.shtml for more information on detecting counterfeit notes, including pictures. Music professor wins hymn contest by Amanda Kundert Dr. Heather Josselyn- Cranson, associate professor of music at Northwestern College, has been selected as the winner of a hymn-writ- ing contest sponsored by Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology. Faculty members from the university, in collabo- ration with leaders in a growing religion and labor movement, are preparing a collection of hymns that focuses on the struggles and hopes of working peo- ple and their communities. In June, they placed a call for hymns to be included in this collection. Submissions included hymns written with origi- nal text, but paired with well-known public domain tunes that can be easily sung in a variety of venues, including public gather- ings, marches and worship. The first-place prize was set at $500, with second prize at $300. Josselyn-Cranson's hymn touched on seek- ing justice through neigh- borly love, living wages, fair working conditions and speaking out against abuse. "1 wrote the text not thinking of a tune," says Josselyn-Cranson. "1 start- ed with a phrase in the first line, and that determined the pattern of syllables I would follow." Prior to joining Northwestern's faculty in 2005, Josselyn-Cranson served as a minister of music at congregations in Florida, Massachusetts and Russia. She is the direc- tor of the muslc iNStry program at Northwestern, and has received national attention for her composi- tion and hymn writing. A graduate of Bates College, Josselyn-Cranson earned a master's degree in 'music composition, sacred music and liturgy, as well as a doctorate in theology, from Boston University School of Theology. Promise names public relations and development coordinator Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center announces the hir- ing of Derrick Vander Waal as public relations and de- velopment coordinator. Vander Waal has 19 years of experience in newspaper journalism, in- cluding the last 14 years as the managing editor for The Sheldon Mail-Sun and assistant editor for The N'West Iowa Review. He worked previously as the managing editor for The Roanoke Beacon in Plym- outh, N.C., as a staff writer for The Washington Daily News in Washington, D.C, and as a staff writer for The Review. He will start on Monday, Jan. 5. "Promise has an impres- sive mission and vision that I can be passionate about;' Vander Waal said. "Promise has many exciting projects going on, and I'm looking forward to doing what I can to help advance them. l'm excited to join its team" Vander Waal earned de- grees in communications- journalism and political science at Dordt College in Sioux Center in 1995. He lives in Sioux Cen- ter with his wife, Joe'l, and two children, Jaclyn, 15, and Jenna, 12. Joe'l teach- es at Sioux Center Middle School. Promise Community Health Center is the only federally-qualified health center in the far northwest corner of Iowa. To learn more, visit www.promi- SIOUX COUNTY N X .... (USPS 497-320) Established as the Pattersonville Press byD.A.W. Perkins in February, 1879. 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