Hope College

2016 Pre-College Conference for Faculty/Staff
August 25-29, 2016



Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 25

Special Note from Public Affairs & Marketing:

We're continuing our work of updating the style of our faculty and staff photos! The new photos will appear on the campus website and will remain on file in a high resolution format for publicity. We need new photos of ALL faculty and staff. If you haven't had yours taken earlier this summer, please come to

DeWitt Lobby
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The new style is more contemporary with very flattering lighting. A few other notes that may be helpful as your choose your "look":

  • New photos will show more of you than previous photos (they are less closely cropped). You may wish to wear longer sleeves.
  • The background is a soft gray. You may wish to wear a little color!
    Very pale colors may wash you out a bit.

Morning Session - All employees are encouraged to attend

8:15 a.m.
Communion Service
-Dimnent Chapel
9:15 a.m.

- Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts (JHMC)

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
President's Address

- JHMC Concert Hall


Afternoon Academic Session - Participation by full-time faculty is expected

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
-Maas Auditorium
Banquet for Faculty, Administrative Staff, Emeritae/i and Spouses or Guests

Attendance Optional - Adults only please - Business Casual Attire

6:00-8:30 p.m.
-Haworth Center

Buffet dinner- seating begins 6:00 PM, dinner service will begin promptly at 6:30 PM
-menu (tbd)


Friday, August 26

All employees are invited to attend

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Faculty Business Meeting
Interim Provost/Deans Update
-Maas Auditorium
refreshments available beginning 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, August 27

Faculty members and their families are invited to join new students and their families
for a picnic supper as guests of the College. 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. in the Pine Grove

Sunday, August 28

Fall Convocation
2:00 p.m. - DeVos Fieldhouse
Speaker: Dr. Curtis Gruenler, Professor of English

Full-time faculty are expected to attend in full academic regalia

Faculty use West entrance and line up in the
South Hallway (outside lockerrooms) under the concourse.
Be in line and ready to process at 1:30 pm.
The processional will begin at 1:50 pm.

Need a gown or hood? Contact the
Hope-Geneva Bookstore: x7833, hoekstra@hope.edu
(Advanced notice required)

Monday, August 31
2:00 p.m.
Workshop on Campus Governance
Required for Committee/Board Chairpersons and/or Secretaries
-Herrick Room
Agenda (tbd)

rev. 06/30/2016

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