Hope College News

2016 Feb

  1. Hope Distance Medley Relay Selected MIAA Women’s Track Athletes Of The Week

    The Hope College women’s track & field team’s distance medley relay has earned Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Track Athlete of the Week honors for meets through February 7.

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  2. Musical Showcase 2016 Photos

    Hope College inaugurated its new 800-seat Concert Hall in the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts with well over 100 different students performing during the 28th annual Musical Showcase on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5-6.

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  3. Knickerbocker Theatre to Show “The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet”

    The Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre will present a special showing of the adventure-drama film “The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet” on Monday-Wednesday, Feb. 15-17, and Saturday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m.

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  4. PHOX and The Soil and the Sun to Perform on Feb. 19

    PHOX and The Soil and the Sun will perform through the Hope College Concert Series on Friday, Feb. 19, at 8 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

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  5. Symposium to Continue Discussion of “Music, Art and Placemaking”

    The spring Arts and Humanities Symposium at Hope College will explore “Music, Arts and Placemaking” on Friday, Feb. 19, continuing discussion started during the biennial event’s fall installment.

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  6. Hope’s Ben Gardner Named To 2016 Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams®

    Hope College basketball player Ben Gardner heeded the words of his Christian faith and important people in his life, deciding to make helping others a priority. He is drawing national recognition for his charitable efforts.

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  7. Address to Focus on French Waldensian Migration to Algeria in the 19th Century

    The Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Hope College and its French Cultural Studies Colloquium will feature the address “French Migration to Algeria in the 19th Century: The Life Story of Henriette Orcière” by Dr. Michel Pichot of the Aquinas College French faculty on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 4 p.m. in the Fried-Hemenway Auditorium (room 135) of the Martha Miller Center for Global Communication.

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  8. Hope's Brock Benson Named MIAA Men's Basketball Player of The Week

    Hope College’s Brock Benson has claimed the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week Award on Monday for games through February 7.

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  9. Hope Women’s Basketball Gives Coach Brian Morehouse 500th Career Win

    A self-described whale of a ride has brought Brian Morehouse 500 wins and counting with the Hope College women’s basketball team.

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  10. There's a troubling new game in town: attack the ref

    Associated Press

    Scott VanderStoep, dean for social sciences, comments on concerns that things have gotten tougher for referees, umpires and other officials.

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  11. 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. 5, at the Haworth Inn and Conference Center.

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  12. 2006 National Champion Women's Basketball To be Honored On Alumni Day

    In 2006, the Hope College women’s basketball team traveled to three states, including the birthplace of its sport, to become national champions.

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  13. Steve Nelson

    Professor Steve Nelson
    Steve Nelson Associate Professor of Art and Art History

    Photographer Steve Nelson of the art faculty has long been interested in the relationship between industry, community and nature in the context of past and present, a fascination that stems from his exploration of an abandoned sand-mining facility while growing up in Muskegon, Michigan.

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  14. Knickerbocker Winter Film Series Continues with “Mustang” Feb. 8-13

    The Hope College Knickerbocker Winter Film Series will continue with the coming-of-age drama “Mustang” on Monday-Saturday, Feb. 8-13, at 7:30 p.m.

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  15. Hope College’s Jazz Arts Collective and Jazz Combos to Perform Feb. 11

    The Hope College Jazz Arts Collective will perform with the college’s Contemporary Ensemble and Mainstream Ensemble on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

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  16. Guitarist Mark Kroos to Perform on Feb. 18

    Guitarist Mark Kroos, known for his two-guitar neck skills, will perform at Hope College on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

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  17. Intercollegiate Honors Band to Perform at Hope College on Feb. 13

    Students from multiple colleges and universities including Hope College will perform together in a concert by the Michigan Intercollegiate Honors Band on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

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  18. Hope’s Jane Pearson Named MIAA Field Athlete Of The Week

    Hope College’s Jane Pearson has been selected the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s Women’s Field Athlete of the week for meets through January 31.

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  19. Hope’s Maura McAfee Named MIAA Women’s Basketball Player Of Week

    Hope College forward Maura McAfee has been recognized as the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for games played through January 30.

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  20. Hope to Host Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion on Flint Water Crisis

    Multiple members of the Hope College campus community will participate in an interdisciplinary panel discussion about the water crisis in Flint on Monday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Maas Center auditorium.

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  21. Maura McAfee Sets Hope College Women's Basketball Rebounding Record

    Maura McAfee’s Hope College rebounding record came from far more than just physical talent.

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2016 Jan

  1. Hope College Men’s Tennis 2016 Season Preview

    First year Hope College men’s tennis coach Adam Ford is bringing to the Flying Dutchmen the same expectations he was given in juniors as a player.

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  2. Hope Women's Track & Field Sophomore Named MIAA Field Athlete Of Week

    Hope College’s Taryn King is among the first Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Indoor Track & Field weekly honorees of the season.

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  3. Andrew Le and Huw Lewis to Present Faculty Recital on Feb. 9

    Pianist Andrew Le and Organist Huw Lewis will present a joint faculty recital at Hope College on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

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  4. Day of Service 2016 Photos

    On Saturday, January 23, 2016, Hope students, employees and alumni served others by volunteering in their communities as part of Day of Service.

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  5. Multiple Events to Highlight Problem of Human Sex Trafficking

    Hope College will host four events on Sunday and Monday, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, to help build awareness of the problem of human sex trafficking.

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  6. 28th Annual Musical Showcase to Inaugurate Concert Hall on Feb. 5-6

    Hope College will inaugurate its new 800-seat Concert Hall with well over 100 different students performing during the 28th annual Musical Showcase on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5-6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

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  7. Event to Feature Reformed-Catholic Dialogue Prompted by New Book

    Reformed-Catholic dialogue will be the focus of the Saint Benedict Forum’s Catholic Speaker Series on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

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  8. Hope College Brown Bag Concert Series to Continue on Feb. 5

    The Hope College Brown Bag Concert Series will continue on Friday, Feb. 5, at noon at the Holland Area Arts Council.

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  9. Hope College Joins World Affairs Council of Western Michigan

    Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce

    Hope College has joined the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan as an educational partner, allowing its students to take part in the 2016 Great Decisions Global Discussion Series.

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  10. Annual Danforth Lecture to Examine “India and the Religion of the Heart”

    Dr. John Stratton Hawley, professor of religion at Barnard College of Columbia University, will present the address “India and the Religion of the Heart” as the 2015-16 Danforth Lecture at Hope College on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 4 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

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  11. Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series to Feature Aminatta Forna on February 4

    The Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series of Hope College will feature novelist Aminatta Forna on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall at the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

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  12. Hope College French Film Festival to Feature Three Films on Feb. 5 and 6

    The Hope College French Film Festival, sponsored by the college’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages, will show three films on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5 and 6, at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

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  13. Hope College Announces Hire Of Peter Stuursma As Head Football Coach

    Hope College has named alumnus Peter Stuursma as its new head football coach. Stuursma previously served as head football coach at East Grand Rapids High School, where he led his teams to seven Michigan state football championships.

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  14. Breaks Away: Dede Johnston

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    Happiness is a choice, positive psychologists say, but the ways we choose to be happy and how we express that joy can vary from the grandiose to the sublime across cultures, Dr. Johnston is discovering. Taking a portion of her yearlong sabbatical to study happy emotions found in thousands of pictorial images of people in ## countries, Johnston is quick to relay that what may seem simple to define is actually complex.

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  15. Endowment sustains $42M of new buildings at Hope College

    MLive.com

    As Hope College students and the Holland community begin enjoying the $35 million Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts and the $7 million Kruizenga Art Museum, President John Knapp said he also is proud of the endowments that will sustain them.

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  16. Address to Discuss the Arts as a Means for Justice and Reconciliation

    Tom Magill, artistic director with ESC (Educational Shakespeare Company) of Belfast, Northern Ireland, will present “From Felon to Filmmaker—using the arts as a transformational tool in Northern Ireland” on Monday, Feb. 1, at 4 p.m. at Hope College in the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

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  17. College completes music center and art museum

    Grand Rapids Business Journal

    Hope College has completed a pair of buildings on campus that were funded by a recent $203-million fundraising campaign.

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  18. Chamber Orchestra of Reformed University in Colombia to Perform

    The Chamber Orchestra of the Reformed University of Barranquilla, Colombia will perform a concert on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

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  19. Breaks Away: Jonathan Peterson

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    Whether in the field at the Michigan-based AuSable Institute of Environmental Studies (AIES), or in a lab at the prestigious Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), or in the classroom of a Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) interdisciplinary program, Dr. Jonathan Peterson spent much of his year-long sabbatical being fully convinced of this: things in life are interesting and important to the degree that they relate to other things.

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  20. Hope alumnus David Paul encourages students to 'dare to be bold' like Martin Luther King Jr.

    Holland Sentinel

    Hope alumnus David Paul gives the keynote lecture at Hope College's Martin Luther King Jr. Day event on Monday, Jan. 18.

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  21. British Actor Julian Sands in “A Celebration of Harold Pinter” on Jan. 29

    The Hope College Great Performance Series will feature British actor Julian Sands in “A Celebration of Harold Pinter” on Friday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

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  22. Hope's Sarah Sheridan Selected MIAA Women's Diver Of The Week

    Hope College’s Sarah Sheridan has been named Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Women’s Diver of the Week for meets through January 16.

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  23. The Oh Hellos to Perform on Thursday, Jan. 28

    The Oh Hellos, the brother and sister duo of Tyler and Maggie Heath, will perform with special guest Liza Anne through the Hope College Concert Series on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

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  24. Lucky Plush Productions to Perform on Saturday, Jan. 23

    The Lucky Plush Productions dance theater company will perform at Hope College on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

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  25. Hope 2016: A Watch List

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    A new year is a perfect time for list-making. Many of us do it. A resolution list for self-improvement. A goals list for work. A bucket list for travel. Basically, these are all ways to look forward to 365 days worth of new opportunities and growth. At Hope, we have many things to look forward to in 2016, the sesquicentennial year of our existence. While our resolution list will always be our mission – “to educate students for lives of leadership and service in a global society through academic and co-curricular programs of recognized excellence in the liberal arts and in the context of the historic Christian faith” – we have goal and bucket lists, too.

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  26. Filling backpacks, stomachs — and hearts

    NCAA

    Student-athlete Jenna Maury ’17 launched her own nonprofit, Buddy Bags, which sends food items home on the weekends, when subsidized or free lunches are not available.

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  27. Annual Provost’s Recognition Event Honors Faculty and Staff

    Hope College honored faculty and staff members for service, academic achievement and professional involvement on Friday, Jan. 15, during the Faculty Recognition Reception coordinated by the Provost’s Office and held at the Maas Center auditorium.

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  28. We Fear the Wrong Things

    Huffington Post

    Recent surveys indicate we are much less fearful of greater, everyday threats than of dreaded horrors like terrorist attacks. Hope psychology professor David Myers argues that we fear the wrong things.

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  29. Swimmer Trevor Wagoner Expanding Horizons At Hope College

    Swimmer Trevor Wagoner wasted little time immersing himself into his mechanical engineering studies at Hope College.

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  30. Bassoonist Genevieve Beaulieu to Present Faculty Recital on Jan. 24

    Bassoonist Genevieve Beaulieu will present a faculty recital at Hope College on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

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  31. Hope Alum Richard Hoehler to Present “I of the Storm” on Jan. 23

    Hope College alumnus Richard Hoehler will return to campus to present “I of the Storm,” a new solo riff by RJ Bartholomew, on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the DeWitt Center main theatre.

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  32. Teaching Peace and Justice, on their Own Merits

    Sojourners

    Hope College has joined a group of esteemed universities and colleges in offering its students a minor in peace and justice.

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  33. Hope Junior Molly Meyer Selected As MIAA Women's Swimmer Of Week

    Hope College’s Molly Meyer has been chosen the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Women’s Swimmer of the Week for meets through January 9.

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  34. Hope Guard Ben Gardner Named MIAA Men's Basketball Player Of Week

    Hope College guard Ben Gardner has been selected the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for games played through January 9.

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  35. The Gathering: Lessons & Carols 2015 Photos

    The Hope College community joined in celebration of Christ's birth during a special worship service of The Gathering on December 13, 2015.

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  36. De Pree Art Center and Gallery to Feature Sculpture by Billy Mayer

    The De Pree Art Center and Gallery at Hope College will feature “440,” an exhibition of sculpture in a variety of media by faculty member Billy Mayer, from Monday, Jan. 11, through Thursday, Feb. 11.

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  37. Knickerbocker Winter Film Series to Present “Coming Home”

    The Hope College Knickerbocker Winter Film Series will open with “Coming Home” on Monday-Saturday, Jan. 11-16, at 7:30 p.m.

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  38. Winter Happening Featuring Seminars Will Be Saturday, Jan. 23

    Hearing loss, Hope College’s first 150 years, lessons from long-lived companies, the world’s precarious water resource, a new way of screening for chemicals recommended for discontinued use, and an interfaith initiative with the federal government during World War I will all be featured during the annual Hope College Winter Happening on Saturday, Jan. 23.

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  39. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Lecture to Call for Courageous Action

    Hope College alumnus David Paul will return to his alma mater to deliver this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Lecture at Hope College, presenting “Dare to Be BOLD” on Monday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

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  40. Michelle Bombe to Receive Prestigious Award in Theatre Education

    Michelle Bombe of the Hope College theatre faculty has been selected to receive the 2016 Kennedy Center Medallion from Region III of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) on Saturday, Jan. 9.

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