Hope College News

2017 Mar

  1. “Senior Recognition and Women of Color Celebration” Is April 12

    Testimonials by outstanding senior students reflecting on their experiences at Hope College will be featured during the Hope College Senior Recognition and Women of Color Celebration on Wednesday, April 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the Haworth Inn and Conference Center.

    “Senior Recognition and Women of Color Celebration” Is April 12
  2. Address to Explore “Why the Reformation Still Matters in 2017”

    The Presidential Colloquium series at Hope College will open its ongoing exploration of the Protestant Reformation with the address “Why the Reformation Still Matters in 2017” by Dr. Brad Gregory of the University of Notre Dame faculty on Thursday, March 30, at 4:30 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

    Address to Explore “Why the Reformation Still Matters in 2017”
  3. Student and Three Recent Graduates Receive NSF Fellowships

    A graduating Hope College senior and three recent Hope graduates have received fellowships through the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

    Student and Three Recent Graduates Receive NSF Fellowships
  4. National Geographic Society Grant Supports Research in Europe

    “Botanophilia” and “Epichloe” aren’t household words, but they matter to each other—at least sometimes—and they also matter to Dr. Thomas Bultman of the Hope College biology faculty, who will be studying

    National Geographic Society Grant Supports Research in Europe
  5. Chapel Choir to Present “Home” Concert on March 31

    The Hope College Chapel Choir will present its annual post-tour Home Concert on Friday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Chapel Choir to Present “Home” Concert on March 31
  6. Diver Jean Luc Miralda Places 13th In Nation On 3-Meter Board

    Hope College’s Jean Luc Miralda closed his diving career with a 13th-place finish on the 3-meter board at the NCAA Division III Championship on Saturday in Woodlands, Texas.

    Diver Jean Luc Miralda Places 13th In Nation On 3-Meter Board
  7. Emeritus Biology Professor Donald Cronkite Dies

    Dr. Donald Cronkite of Holland, a retired member of the biology faculty who was acclaimed both on campus and nationally for his excellence as a teacher, died on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, after many years of living with Parkinson’s disease. He was 72.

    Emeritus Biology Professor Donald Cronkite Dies
  8. Great Performance Series to Feature Barrage 8 on March 30

    Canadian-based Barrage 8 will perform at Hope College through the Great Performance series on Thursday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Great Performance Series to Feature Barrage 8 on March 30
  9. John McCormick to Present “The E.U.: An Uncertain Future”

    Dr. John McCormick, professor of European politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), will present the address “The E.U.: An Uncertain Future” on Monday, March 27, at 1 p.m. at Hope College in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall through the Great Decisions Global Discussion Series of the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan.

    John McCormick to Present “The E.U.: An Uncertain Future”
  10. Address to Discuss “Preserving the Legacy of César Chávez through Faith, Commitment and Courage”

    The annual César Chávez Lecture Series at Hope College will feature the keynote address “Preserving the Legacy of Cesar Chavez through Faith, Commitment and Courage” by Juan Caballero, who is a legal fellow with the Western Michigan office of the American Civil Liberties Union, on Wednesday, March 29, at 4 p.m. in the Maas Center auditorium.

    Address to Discuss “Preserving the Legacy of César Chávez through Faith, Commitment and Courage”
  11. How Christians Do March Madness

    Christianity Today

    Chad Carlson, junior varsity basketball coach and kinesiology professor, describes what makes the Hope/Calvin rivalry so special.

    How Christians Do March Madness
  12. Lecture to Discuss Discrimination and Intergroup Relations

    Dr. Steven J. Spencer, a 1988 Hope College graduate now on the psychology faculty at The Ohio State University, will present “Experiencing Bigotry: How Overt Acts of Discrimination Can Undermine Intergroup Relations” on Tuesday, March 28, at 4:30 p.m. at Hope in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall as the inaugural address in the college’s John Shaughnessy Psychology Lecture Series.

    Lecture to Discuss Discrimination and Intergroup Relations
  13. Yearlong Series of Events to Mark Reformation’s 500th Anniversary

    Hope College will mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with multiple presentations in the spring and fall that will explore ways that the Reformation has shaped the world throughout history as well as its significance for Holland.

    Yearlong Series of Events to Mark Reformation’s 500th Anniversary
  14. Dance Marathon 2017 Photos

    Dance Marathon culminated with a 24-hour dance-a-thon March 10–11, raising a record $275,574.18 for the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. In the past 18 years, Dance Marathon has raised over $2 million for the kids!

    Dance Marathon 2017 Photos
  15. Eric Plaehn Chosen As MIAA Baseball Pitcher Of The Week

    Hope College’s Eric Plaehn has been selected the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Baseball Pitcher of the Week for games played March 6-11.

    Eric Plaehn Chosen As MIAA Baseball Pitcher Of The Week
  16. Music Ensembles to Conduct Spring Concert Tours

    The Hope College Chapel Choir, Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Arts Collective will each be touring during the college’s spring break later this month.

    Music Ensembles to Conduct Spring Concert Tours
  17. Sandra Visser Named Dean for the Arts and Humanities

    Dr. Sandra L. Visser, an experienced administrator and longtime member of the faculty at Valparaiso University, has been named dean for the arts and humanities at Hope College.

    Sandra Visser Named Dean for the Arts and Humanities
  18. Panel Discussion on March 13 to Explore the Impact of Brexit

    Hope College will host a panel discussion on the impact of Brexit on the United Kingdom, European Union and United States which will take place at Hope College on Monday, March 13, at 4 p.m. in the Fried-Hemenway Auditorium of the Martha Miller Center for Global Communication.

    Panel Discussion on March 13 to Explore the Impact of Brexit
  19. Hope Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Arts Collective to Perform March 15

    The Hope College Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Arts Collective will present its spring concert, “Hope on the Road,” on Wednesday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Hope Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Arts Collective to Perform March 15
  20. Three Chosen All-Region In Men’s Track & Field

    Three members of the Hope College men’s indoor track & field team have claimed all-region honors from the United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association for the 2017 season.

    Three Chosen All-Region In Men’s Track & Field
  21. Five Named All-Region In Women’s Track & Field

    Five members of the Hope College women’s indoor track & field team have earned all-region recognition from the United States Track & Field Cross Country and Track & Field Coaches Association for the 2017 season.

    Five Named All-Region In Women’s Track & Field
  22. So What IS Public Affairs and Marketing?

    Posted by Nicolette DeSantis

    At the beginning of last year I received an email from the communication department about an internship opportunity with Hope’s Public Affairs and Marketing Department. I applied and ultimately got the position, but was then left thinking, ‘okay, but what is it they do?’ (Great interview preparation, I know.) Now, a year and a half … Continue reading So What IS Public Affairs and Marketing?

    So What IS Public Affairs and Marketing?
  23. First Steps for Including Teens in Planning and Leading Worship

    Calvin Institue of Christian Worship

    The Awakening Institute at Hope College is on the cutting edge of a new paradigm: Integrating youth leadership throughout the church. Churches are reaping the benefits of mentoring youth to plan and lead worship.

    First Steps for Including Teens in Planning and Leading Worship
  24. Hope Professor Speaks on Restorative Justice

    Ave Maria Radio

    Hope College professor Jared Ortiz was a recent guest on Ave Maria Radio's "Kresta in the Afternoon" show, speaking about the upcoming conference "Hope for Restoration: Radical Hospitality and Prison Reform"

    Hope Professor Speaks on Restorative Justice
  25. Book Explores the Stories of Women in the Old Testament

    So, who was the Medium at Endor, and why might that matter? Those familiar with the “Star Wars” films might be forgiven for guessing she’s a bit player from the forest moon inhabited by the Ewoks. But she’s actually a figure from the Bible—one that Dr. Lynn Japinga of the Hope College religion faculty is hoping to rescue from obscurity and misunderstanding.

    Book Explores the Stories of Women in the Old Testament
  26. Ronald E. Neumann to Present “Afghanistan: to Fight… or Run?”

    Hope College will feature the address “Afghanistan: to Fight… or Run?” by Ronald E. Neumann, former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and currently president of the American Academy of Diplomacy, on Monday, March 13, at 1 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall through the Great Decisions Global Discussion Series of the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan.

    Ronald E. Neumann to Present “Afghanistan: to Fight… or Run?”
  27. “Voices from the Global Church”

    “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ” (1 Corinthians 12:12). The Saint Benedict Institute is hosting a panel discussion, “Voices from the Global Church,” followed by a festive evening of fellowship on Tuesday, March 14, at 7 p.m. in the rotunda of the Martha Miller Center for Global Communication at Hope College.

    “Voices from the Global Church”
  28. December Graduation Honors

    Below is a list of recent Hope College graduates who have been awarded graduation honors for outstanding academic accomplishment during their four years of study.

    December Graduation Honors
  29. “Dance Marathon” Fundraiser Begins March 10

    For an 18th consecutive year, hundreds of Hope College students are putting their time and talents into the campus-wide Dance Marathon fundraiser.

    “Dance Marathon” Fundraiser Begins March 10

2017 Feb

  1. World Christian Lecture Series on March 6 to Address Education Equity

    The annual World Christian Lecture Series at Hope College will feature the address “Education Equity: A Christian Response” by Dr. Nicole Baker Fulgham, founder and president of The Expectations Project, on Monday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    World Christian Lecture Series on March 6 to Address Education Equity
  2. Melissa Straus to Present Faculty Recital on March 7

    Melissa Straus, double bass, will present a faculty recital at Hope College on Tuesday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Melissa Straus to Present Faculty Recital on March 7
  3. Introducing the Orange & Blue Fund

    Posted by Chanda Slenk

    Soccer player Mallory Beswick, having just completed her freshman year at Hope, sat amongst a crowd of older Hope student-athletes and experienced community leaders at the 2015 Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit and felt a simultaneous wave of gratitude and nerves. There she was, all of a 19-year-old and a mostly substitute player, being asked … Continue reading Introducing the Orange & Blue Fund

    Introducing the Orange & Blue Fund
  4. Student’s Research Adds Fuel to Fast-Food Debate

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    Should the fast food industry ever do away with those crinkly but potentially harmful wrappers that encase your two all-beef hamburger patties, one of the people you can thank is a physics-turned-history-major from Hope College.

    Student’s Research Adds Fuel to Fast-Food Debate
  5. Hope College Faculty Textbook Wins National Award

    Holland Sentinel

    A statistics textbook co-authored by Todd Swanson and Jill VanderStoep of the Hope College mathematics faculty recently received one of seven 2017 Most Promising New Textbook Awards from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association.

    Hope College Faculty Textbook Wins National Award
  6. Life After College

    Posted by Career Development Center '

    Life. After. College. These three little words hold a lot of weight for seniors, especially those who will be thrust into their reality in a few months. For some, these words are exciting, full of potential and opportunity. For others, these words are concerning, implying uncertainty and unknown territories. Some students feel a mix of the … Continue reading Life After College

    Life After College
  7. Hope College to Host Events Exploring Islamophobia

    Hope College will host two events on Thursday and Friday, March 2-3, aimed at exploring the recent resurgence in Islamophobia in America as well as thoughts for local residents to consider as they shape their own feelings regarding Muslims.

    Hope College to Host Events Exploring Islamophobia
  8. Oboist Sarah Southard to Present Faculty Recital on March 3

    Sarah Southard of the Hope College music faculty will present “An Evening of Oboe Music” on Friday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Oboist Sarah Southard to Present Faculty Recital on March 3
  9. 2017 Hope College Women’s Lacrosse Preview

    When Kim Vincent took over the Hope College women’s lacrosse team three years ago, she recruited on campus as well as off to begin building her foundation for the Flying Dutch.

    2017 Hope College Women’s Lacrosse Preview
  10. Five Hope Swimmers, One Diver Selected To 2017 All-MIAA Team

    Hope College’s Erin Emmert, Elizabeth Fris, Molly Meyer, Paula Nolte, Chloe Palajac and Sara Plohetski all received All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association honors for the 2017 season.

    Five Hope Swimmers, One Diver Selected To 2017 All-MIAA Team
  11. Two Hope Swimmers, One Diver Make 2017 All-MIAA Team

    Hope College swimmers Dan Clyde and Charlie Emmert, and diver Jean Luc Miralda, all have been named to 2017 All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s Swimming & Diving Team. They were among 20 honorees from six MIAA schools.

    Two Hope Swimmers, One Diver Make 2017 All-MIAA Team
  12. Hope College student center on schedule for late spring completion

    Holland Sentinel - Erin Dietzer

    The 42,000-square-foot Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center — named after the college's former president and first lady — is still right on schedule for completion in spring 2017.

    Hope College student center on schedule for late spring completion
  13. Student Feature: Allison Utting

    Posted by Raquel Niles

    Last summer, when I heard about the grand reopening of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and the new Devos Learning Center, I knew I had to learn more. I made a visit to the museum, and while there, I had the opportunity to meet with the museum’s education specialist, Barbara McGregor. I expressed interest … Continue reading Student Feature: Allison Utting

    Student Feature: Allison Utting
  14. Hope College Alumni Association to Honor 2 Graduates

    Holland Sentinel

    The Hope College Alumni Association will honor graduates Sarah Sanderson Doyle and Josiah Dykstra with Young Alumni Awards in a ceremony March 2.

    Hope College Alumni Association to Honor 2 Graduates
  15. HSRT Auditioning Young Actors for “Annie”

    Hope Summer Repertory Theatre is holding auditions on Saturday, March 4, for young girls to be in this summer’s production of “Annie-The Musical.”

    HSRT Auditioning Young Actors for “Annie”
  16. California Guitar Trio to Perform on March 2

    The California Guitar Trio will perform at Hope College on Thursday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    California Guitar Trio to Perform on March 2
  17. Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Announces Its 46th Season

    Committed to providing quality arts and entertainment to the Greater Holland Area, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre (HSRT) at Hope College is kicking off its 46th season.

    Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Announces Its 46th Season
  18. Phil Blauw Directed Photography for Documentary Chosen for Festival

    Phil Blauw, video services manager at Hope, was director of photography for “Heritage Hill Bride: The Murder of Shelley Speet Mills,” which has been accepted into the North by Midwest Micro-Budget Film Festival of Kalamazoo.

    Phil Blauw Directed Photography for Documentary Chosen for Festival
  19. Alumni Association to Honor Two with Young Alumni Awards

    The Hope College Alumni Association will honor 2003 graduate Sarah Sanderson Doyle of Tokyo, Japan, and 2002 graduate Dr. Josiah Dykstra of Severn, Maryland, with Young Alumni Awards on Thursday, March 2, as emerging leaders who have already been making an impact through service and career.

    Alumni Association to Honor Two with Young Alumni Awards
  20. Hope College to Present Dance 43 on March 3-4 and 9-11

    The Department of Dance at Hope College will present Dance 43/”Open Stage” on Friday and Saturday, March 3-4, and Thursday-Saturday, March 9-11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

    Hope College to Present Dance 43 on March 3-4 and 9-11
  21. Hope and Calvin Wind Ensembles to Present “The Rivalry in Concert”

    The Hope College Wind Ensemble will be joined by the Calvin College Wind Ensemble for “The Rivalry in Concert” on Friday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Hope and Calvin Wind Ensembles to Present “The Rivalry in Concert”
  22. Poets Vievee Francis and Matthew Olzmann to Read on Feb. 28

    The Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series of Hope College will feature poets Vievee Francis and Matthew Olzmann on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Poets Vievee Francis and Matthew Olzmann to Read on Feb. 28
  23. First Steps for Including Teens in Planning and Leading Worship

    Calvin Institute of Christian Worship - Joan Huyser-Honig

    Jim DeBoer, director of Awakening, explains how churches and Christian schools can mentor youth to plan and lead worship for all ages.

    First Steps for Including Teens in Planning and Leading Worship
  24. “Hope for Restoration: Radical Hospitality and Prison Reform”

    The Saint Benedict Institute is hosting “Hope for Restoration: Radical Hospitality and Prison Reform,” a day-long conference on restorative justice, on Saturday, March 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Maas Center at Hope College.

    “Hope for Restoration: Radical Hospitality and Prison Reform”
  25. Address to Examine “South China Sea: Clash of Strategies”

    Hope College will feature the address “South China Sea: Clash of Strategies” by John Adams, retired brigadier general of the U.S. Army, on Monday, Feb. 27, at 1 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall through the Great Decisions Global Discussion Series of the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan.

    Address to Examine “South China Sea: Clash of Strategies”
  26. Phun with Phriends: Why I Love the Phage Day1 Program

    Posted by Karey Frink

    When asked about my favorite class this year, my answer has been, without fail, the Phage Day 1 Lab.  While not everyone shares my enthusiasm for mixing viruses with bacteria and growing them on Petri dishes (it does sound a little odd, if you think about it), I can honestly say that joining the Phage … Continue reading Phun with Phriends: Why I Love the Phage Day1 Program

    Phun with Phriends: Why I Love the Phage Day1 Program
  27. Dante Hawkins Named MIAA Men’s Basketball Of The Week

    Hope College guard Dante Hawkins has been chosen Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for games played the week of February 6.

    Dante Hawkins Named MIAA Men’s Basketball Of The Week
  28. Exhibition of Photography by Tom Wagner Features North Korea

    The De Pree Art Center and Gallery at Hope College will feature “No Motherland without You: Images of North Korea,” an exhibition of photography by Hope graduate Tom Wagner, from Friday, Feb. 17, through Thursday, March 16.

    Exhibition of Photography by Tom Wagner Features North Korea
  29. Symposium on Feb. 17 to Explore “The Idea of a Christ Centered College”

    The spring 2017 Arts and Humanities Symposium at Hope College on Friday, Feb. 17, will explore “The Idea of a Christ-Centered College” with a series of presentations on Friday, Feb. 17, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

    Symposium on Feb. 17 to Explore “The Idea of a Christ Centered College”
  30. Black History Month Address to Celebrate Legacies of Excellence

    Dr. Lynn Wooten of the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business will present “Legacies of Excellence” on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 4 p.m. at Hope College in the Maas Center auditorium in conjunction with national Black History Month.

    Black History Month Address to Celebrate Legacies of Excellence
  31. Hope College Men’s Lacrosse 2017 Preview

    Record-setting senior Gunnar Elder will anchor a young Hope College men’s lacrosse team with his skill and experience.

    Hope College Men’s Lacrosse 2017 Preview
  32. Musical Showcase 2017 Photos

    Hope College students took the stage for the fast-paced, Musical Showcase, during which audience members heard everything from opera to jazz at the annual Musical Showcase on Friday, Feb. 3.

    Musical Showcase 2017 Photos
  33. Retired Senior Foreign Service Officer to Discuss “Nuclear Proliferation: New Worries”

    Hope College will feature the address “Nuclear Proliferation: New Worries” by Jack Segal, the former National Security Council director for nonproliferation, on Monday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall through the Great Decisions Global Discussion Series of the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan.

    Retired Senior Foreign Service Officer to Discuss “Nuclear Proliferation: New Worries”
  34. Hope to Feature Renowned Jazz Trumpeter Dave Douglas on Feb. 17

    The Great Performance Series at Hope College will feature multi-Grammy nominated jazz trumpeter Dave Douglas and his quintet on Friday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Hope to Feature Renowned Jazz Trumpeter Dave Douglas on Feb. 17
  35. Hope Honors Employees for Service

    Hope College staff members were recognized for service during the college’s annual service award luncheon, held on Friday, Feb. 3, at the Haworth Inn and Conference Center.

    Hope Honors Employees for Service
  36. Hope College Women’s Tennis 2017 Season Preview

    Captain Nancy Benda looks to add on during the 2017 season to one of the best individual careers in the history of Hope College women’s tennis.

    Hope College Women’s Tennis 2017 Season Preview
  37. Julie Sooy and Martha Waldvogel-Warren to Present Faculty Recital

    Flutist Julie Sooy and harpist Martha Waldvogel-Warren will present a faculty recital at Hope College on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Julie Sooy and Martha Waldvogel-Warren to Present Faculty Recital
  38. Orchestra to Perform with Concerto-Aria Competition Winners

    The Hope College Symphony Orchestra will perform with the student winners of the college’s 45th Annual Concerto-Aria Competition on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Orchestra to Perform with Concerto-Aria Competition Winners
  39. Hope College Theatre to Present “Love and Information”

    The Hope College Department of Theatre will present “Love and Information” on Friday-Saturday, Feb. 17-18, and Wednesday-Saturday, Jan. 22-25, at 7:30 p.m. in the DeWitt Center main theatre.

    Hope College Theatre to Present “Love and Information”
  40. Hope College Men’s Tennis 2017 Season Preview

    A young Hope College men’s tennis team is aiming to build on a successful turnaround last season and contend again in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association this spring.

    Hope College Men’s Tennis 2017 Season Preview
  41. Hope College Sailing Team Wins Midwest Association Awards

    The Hope College Sailing Team and senior Libby Reeg of Spring Lake won a total of three awards during the Midwest Collegiate Sailing Association’s (MCSA) annual Midwinters meeting and banquet held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Saturday, Jan. 28.

    Hope College Sailing Team Wins Midwest Association Awards
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