Hope College News

2017 May

  1. Men’s Track & Field Picks Up Three All-Region Honors In Track & Field

    Three members of the Hope College men’s track & field team have earned all-region honors from the United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association for the 2017 outdoor track & field season: Joshua Izenbart, Ben Pederson and Nicholas Salomon.

    Men’s Track & Field Picks Up Three All-Region Honors In Track & Field
  2. Women’s Track & Field Trio Claims All-Region Recognition

    A Hope College trio has earned all-region honors from the United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association for the 2017 outdoor track & field season: Erin Herrmann, Alison Rich and Rachael Webb.

    Women’s Track & Field Trio Claims All-Region Recognition
  3. Students Honored At Annual Ceremony

    Awards and recognitions were presented to Hope College students during the annual Honors Convocation at Dimnent Memorial Chapel on Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Students Honored At Annual Ceremony
  4. Three Hope Softball Players Claim All-Region Honors

    Three Hope College softball players have received all-region honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association for the 2017 season: pitcher Sydney Jones, centerfielder Sammi Adams and catcher Hayley Reitsma.

    Three Hope Softball Players Claim All-Region Honors
  5. Spring 2017 Dean's List Announced

    The Registrar’s Office is pleased to announce Dean’s List recipients for the fall semester. The Dean’s List is awarded to full-time, degree-seeking students who have received grades for all courses in a given semester (no incompletes) and have a semester GPA of 3.50 or above. Hope College Registrar’s Office considers this a significant achievement.

    Spring 2017 Dean's List Announced
  6. The End!

    Posted by Caylee Schweppe

    And just like that my semester abroad is coming to a close. In nine days I’ll be sitting in my house in Geneva, Illinois with my family who I haven’t seen for four and a half months. The best word to describe how I’m feeling at this point is content. I’m happy in Ecuador and … Continue reading The End!

    The End!
  7. Annual Golf Outing Is June 12

    The annual Hope College golf outing, the “Bob DeYoung Hope Classic,” will be held on Monday, June 12, at Ravines Golf Club in Saugatuck.

    Annual Golf Outing Is June 12
  8. Sport Evangelism To Equip Disciples Program Sends Group Of Students To India

    Hope College Athletics is excited to announce the launch of the S.E.E.D. (Sport Evangelism to Equip Disciples) program, a new initiative to provide mission and service minded transformational international trips for student-athletes.

    Sport Evangelism To Equip Disciples Program Sends Group Of Students To India
  9. Commencement 2017 Media Gallery

    Hope College’s 152nd Commencement, celebrating the graduating Class of 2017, was held on Sunday, May 7, at Ray and Sue Smith Stadium.

    Commencement 2017 Media Gallery
  10. The Mother of All Holidays

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed it a national holiday in 1914, and it didn’t take long thereafter for Hallmark Cards to make it a national celebration. Today, Mother’s Day is the third-leading retail holiday in the country, according to the National Retail Federation. Consumers will spend close to $24 billion on flowers, cards, jewelry and other bric-a-brac … Continue reading The Mother of All Holidays

    The Mother of All Holidays
  11. JP Batts Selected All-MIAA First Team In Baseball

    Hope College’s JP Batts has been recognized as one of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s top baseball players for the 2017 season.

    JP Batts Selected All-MIAA First Team In Baseball
  12. Repost @stylishlyhungry
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An immense congrats to my brother from another mother @tmw519 on graduating and earning his B.A. from @hopecollege today. Getting to know you over the past 4 years has been an absolute blast - from meeting you during your visit day and watching @pollykhorn nail you in the face with a snowball to staying up late nights in our apartment studying for our Management courses together and everything in between.
Being able to call you a friend and a brother is a privilege I will never take for granted. I know you'll have amazing success down in Florida. Love you - Miami isn't ready for you baby.
Long live Dutch Chocolate! ⚓️🍫👨🏾‍🎓
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#Hope2017 #HopeCollege #Graduation #Alumni
#LosAngeles #SanFrancisco #California #CaliBoys
#DutchChocolate #WeMadeIt #HardWork #Brothers #Spring #Holland #Michigan #KodakMoment #Smile
#Instagood #Casual #Love #OOTD #Dapper #Happy

    @hopecollege

    Repost @stylishlyhungry ・・・ An immense congrats to my brother from another mother @tmw519 on graduating and earning his B.A. from @hopecollege today. Getting to know you over the past 4 years has been an absolute blast - from meeting you during your visit day and watching @pollykhorn nail you in the face with a snowball to staying up late nights in our apartment studying for our Management courses together and everything in between. Being able to call you a friend and a brother is a privilege I will never take for granted. I know you'll have amazing success down in Florida. Love you - Miami isn't ready for you baby. Long live Dutch Chocolate! ⚓️🍫👨🏾‍🎓 . . . . . #Hope2017 #HopeCollege #Graduation #Alumni #LosAngeles #SanFrancisco #California #CaliBoys #DutchChocolate #WeMadeIt #HardWork #Brothers #Spring #Holland #Michigan #KodakMoment #Smile #Instagood #Casual #Love #OOTD #Dapper #Happy

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  13. Commencement Address Shares Enduring Wisdom from Childhood Song

    Enduring wisdom comes from many sources, and as the members of Hope College’s graduating Class of 2017 prepared to cross the stage at Ray and Sue Smith Stadium during the college’s 152nd Commencement on May 7, they were encouraged to remember a children’s Sunday school song.

    Commencement Address Shares Enduring Wisdom from Childhood Song
  14. Dr. Lindsey Root Luna
    Assistant Professor of Psychology

    Dr. Lindsey Root Luna

    Lindsey Root Luna Receives Hope Outstanding Professor Educator Award

    Dr. Lindsey Root Luna of the Hope College psychology faculty has been presented the 53rd “Hope Outstanding Professor Educator” (H.O.P.E.) Award by the graduating Class of 2017.

    Dr. Lindsey Root Luna
  15. The Gathering – Rope of Hope 2017 Photos

    During the final Gathering, a rope is woven through Dimnent Chapel. At the end of the service, seniors are invited to come and cut a piece of the rope to take with them.

    The Gathering – Rope of Hope 2017 Photos
  16. Graduating Seniors and Recent Graduates Initiated into Phi Beta Kappa

    A total of 74 of Hope College’s graduating seniors and recent graduates were initiated into the Zeta of Michigan chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest scholastic honorary society, on Sunday, April 23, in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

    Graduating Seniors and Recent Graduates Initiated into Phi Beta Kappa
  17. Alumni Weekend 2017 Photos

    Alumni celebrated their favorite Hope memories during Alumni Weekend on April 28 and 29. This spring tradition included reunion events for 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987 and the Fifty Year Circle as well as the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Awards.

    Alumni Weekend 2017 Photos
  18. St. Benedict Institute provides Catholic presence on campus

    OurSundayVisitor

    As the St. Benedict Institute seeks to add a chaplain to its ranks, the leaders of this campus Catholic center at Hope College know the ideal candidate will be someone who can form relationships with students and engage the academy in ecumenical discussion.

    St. Benedict Institute provides Catholic presence on campus
  19. Spring Fling 2017 Photos

    SAC’s last-day-of-school tradition wrapped up a great school year with the Push, inflatables, live music and a picnic in the Pine Grove.

    Spring Fling 2017 Photos
  20. Sammi Adams, Sydney Jones Chosen MIAA Softball Players Of Week

    Hope College centerfielder Sammi Adams and pitcher Sydney Jones are the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Softball Players of the Week for games played April 24-30.

    Sammi Adams, Sydney Jones Chosen MIAA Softball Players Of Week
  21. Book by James Herrick Explores the Rhetoric of Transhumanism

    As technology’s ability to modify human beings on an individual and fundamental level increases, Dr. James Herrick of the Hope College communication faculty hopes to provide help in understanding not just the concepts but the implications of the way they’re described.

    Book by James Herrick Explores the Rhetoric of Transhumanism
  22. Mary VandeHoef to Receive Vanderbush-Weller Award

    Mary VandeHoef, who is head women’s softball coach, intramural director and assistant director of the Dow Center at Hope College, has been named recipient of the college’s 18th annual “Vanderbush-Weller Award” for strong, positive impact on students.

    Mary VandeHoef to Receive Vanderbush-Weller Award

2017 Apr

  1. CURCP is in full effect at DeVos Fieldhouse. Stop by before 5 p.m. to learn about the remarkable research happening at Hope.

    @hopecollege

    CURCP is in full effect at DeVos Fieldhouse. Stop by before 5 p.m. to learn about the remarkable research happening at Hope.

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  2. Celebration of Undergraduate Research & Creative Performance 2017 Photos

    Original research by students on topics ranging from the historical roots of the Black Lives Matter movement, to monitoring of the Lake Macatawa watershed, to changes in political trust in the U.S. was highlighted during the annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Performance.

    Celebration of Undergraduate Research & Creative Performance 2017 Photos
  3. Walk This Way To Challenge Borders

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    The project, “Challenging Borders: Displaced People,” has much it wants to teach you about people who have been displaced due to immigration, climate change, the refugee crisis, and mass incarceration. And the disciplines of art and English and science and psychology and communication all converged to do so, crossing interdisciplinary boundaries in order to challenge you about the ways you view borders — domestic or international — and the people who are affected by them.

    Walk This Way To Challenge Borders
  4. Final Senior Thoughts

    Posted by Career Development Center '

    As the academic year draws to a close, the Career Development Office is getting ready for summer, and the Career Advisors are getting ready for finals week or graduation. This year, the CDC will be sending off ten of the fifteen Career Advisors that currently work in the office. That number is the most graduates … Continue reading Final Senior Thoughts

    Final Senior Thoughts
  5. Alumni Feature: “What on earth would I do with a history major?”

    Posted by Raquel Niles

              By Jessica Patrick Majerowicz ’04 I arrived at Hope College with no idea what I wanted to do.  I enjoyed history but had not considered pursing it as a career.  As soon as classes began I was surrounded by the history department in some form or another; Professor Baer was … Continue reading Alumni Feature: “What on earth would I do with a history major?”

    Alumni Feature: “What on earth would I do with a history major?”
  6. Van Raalte Institute Publishes Hope’s Sesquicentennial Anthem

    The anthem commissioned for Hope College’s sesquicentennial celebration has been published by the college’s Van Raalte Press and is now available through the Hope-Geneva Bookstore.

    Van Raalte Institute Publishes Hope’s Sesquicentennial Anthem
  7. Hope College Choirs and Orchestra to Perform Together on April 25

    The Hope College Symphony Orchestra, Chapel Choir and College Chorus will perform a joint concert on Tuesday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Hope College Choirs and Orchestra to Perform Together on April 25
  8. Seeing is Appreciating: An Ai Weiwei Exhibit in West Michigan

    Posted by Raquel Niles

            By Gloria Tseng Ai Weiwei is not a neutral figure. His work is intentionally provocative. He has bucked the authority of the Chinese government and the power at the disposal of an authoritarian regime, having suffered physical abuse during a stint in prison and personally witnessed the government-ordered destruction of one … Continue reading Seeing is Appreciating: An Ai Weiwei Exhibit in West Michigan

    Seeing is Appreciating: An Ai Weiwei Exhibit in West Michigan
  9. Hope College sets fundraising record

    Holland Sentinel

    Hope College's Scholarship Day of Giving is only three years old, but it continues to grow by leaps and bound every year in terms of total funds raised and number of donors.

    Hope College sets fundraising record
  10. Reflections on Hope from a graduating senior

    Posted by Ryan McFall

    Cole Watson ('17) describes how his time @ Hope College has helped him grow in mind, body, and spirit. His participation as a Computer Science student, member of the football team, an Emmaus Scholar, and a student researcher allowed him to explore how his interests and passions could be woven together as part of a well-rounded education.

    Reflections on Hope from a graduating senior
  11. Where health care and Spanish intersect: Hope College, Holland Hospital team up

    Holland Sentinel

    Hope College and Holland Hospital teamed up to address health issues specific to the area’s Latino community. This semester, the college offered a new class: Spanish for Pre-Health with Service to the Community

    Where health care and Spanish intersect: Hope College, Holland Hospital team up
  12. Psychology Students Earn Regional Research Awards

    Two research studies by Hope College students are receiving regional awards for excellence from the Midwestern chapter of Psi Chi - The International Honor Society in Psychology.

    Psychology Students Earn Regional Research Awards
  13. Open House on April 27 Will Feature Senior Engineering-Design Projects

    Projects ranging from a smart-path rock-climbing wall, to a dashboard for a Formula SAE car, to a method to record and analyze brain activity will be featured during an open house hosted by the Department of Engineering at Hope College on Thursday, April 27, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Engineering Design Lab of the Haworth Engineering Center.

    Open House on April 27 Will Feature Senior Engineering-Design Projects
  14. “Last Lecture” on April 26 to Explore “Flourishing in a Messy Life”

    Dr. Charlotte vanOyen-Witvliet of the Hope College psychology faculty will present the address “Flourishing in a Messy Life” on Wednesday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall through the “Last Lecture Series” organized by the college’s Dianne Portfleet Alcor chapter of the national Mortar Board honorary society.

    “Last Lecture” on April 26 to Explore “Flourishing in a Messy Life”
  15. Multiple Students Participate in NCUR Research Conference

    Hope was again well represented at the annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), held this year on Thursday-Saturday, April 6-8, at the University of Memphis in Tennessee.

    Multiple Students Participate in NCUR Research Conference
  16. Kirk Brumels Selected for WMU Alumni Honor Academy

    Dr. Kirk Brumels of the Hope College faculty has been selected for induction into the Alumni Honor Academy of the Department of Human Performance and Health Education (HPHE) of Western Michigan University.

    Kirk Brumels Selected for WMU Alumni Honor Academy
  17. Linda LeFever Dykstra: A Song from Her Heart to Theirs

    Just call her diva. That’s what most of her students call her. But she prefers a lower case “d” and in a smaller-sized font. Nothing showy, or needy, or high profile as the definition of the word usually conjures, but just diva in a good, compact way. Like this: diva.

    Linda LeFever Dykstra: A Song from Her Heart to Theirs
  18. Hope Spring Student Dance Showcase Runs April 21-22, 24-25

    The Department of Dance at Hope College is presenting its annual Spring Student Dance Showcase on Friday and Saturday, April 21-22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland, and on Monday and Tuesday, April 24-25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Dow Center dance studio.

    Hope Spring Student Dance Showcase Runs April 21-22, 24-25
  19. Hope College Women’s Chamber Choir to Perform on April 19

    The Hope College Women’s Chamber Choir will present a concert with 12th Street Harmony and Luminescence on Wednesday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Hope College Women’s Chamber Choir to Perform on April 19
  20. Hope College Concert Band to Perform on April 20

    The Hope College Concert Band will perform on Thursday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Hope College Concert Band to Perform on April 20
  21. Second Annual “Spring Collections Reveal” to Blend Fashion and Art

    Artistry worn will be highlighted at the Hope College Kruizenga Art Museum as it features the latest spring and summer fashion alongside its ongoing exhibition of work from the college’s Permanent Collection on Tuesday-Saturday, April 25-29.

    Second Annual “Spring Collections Reveal” to Blend Fashion and Art
  22. Hope College to explore 'grand challenges' with $800K grant

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    The exploration of "grand challenges'' is an initiative being funded with an $800,000, three-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The plan is to support the development of about six projects per semester

    Hope College to explore 'grand challenges' with $800K grant
  23. “‘Gold Out of Egypt’: Christian Art and International Influences”

    The Saint Benedict Institute will present the lecture “‘Gold Out of Egypt’: Christian Art and International Influences,” by artist Daniel Mitsui, on Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. in the Fried-Hemenway Auditorium of the Martha Miller Center for Global Communication at Hope College.

    “‘Gold Out of Egypt’: Christian Art and International Influences”
  24. Hope College Theatre to Present “The Line Between” Beginning April 21

    The Hope College Department of Theatre will present “The Line Between” on Friday-Saturday, April 21-22, and Wednesday-Saturday, April 26-29, at 7:30 p.m. with an additional free matinee on Sunday, April 23, at 3 p.m. All performances will be in the DeWitt Center main theatre.

    Hope College Theatre to Present “The Line Between” Beginning April 21
  25. Theatre Alumni Bring Professional Experience to Collaboration with Students on “The Line Between” Opening April 21

    The Hope College Department of Theatre’s final production of the year, “The Line Between”, has been an exciting collaboration between current Hope students and alumni Daniel Kwiatkowski ’04 and Erik Saxvik ’04 to create an original devised play.

    Theatre Alumni Bring Professional Experience to Collaboration with Students on “The Line Between” Opening April 21
  26. Alumni Feature: Tim Fry

    Posted by Raquel Niles

    “Do you think your college prepared you to succeed in law school?” It seemed pretty clear the interviewer from my top choice law school did not believe Hope College prepared me for a competitive environment. You may not know it yet, but Hope is not well-known outside Michigan. Wearing “HOPE” sweatshirts, since graduation, led to … Continue reading Alumni Feature: Tim Fry

    Alumni Feature: Tim Fry
  27. NCAA Division III Week Profile: Women’s Tennis Player Nancy Benda

    Nancy Benda humorously and fittingly describes herself on a Instagram profile as a “sauerkraut enthusiast with a peculiar interest in orangutan zoo escape stories. Occasional tennis player.”

    NCAA Division III Week Profile: Women’s Tennis Player Nancy Benda
  28. Folk Duo Red Tail Ring to Present Workshop and Perform on April 18

    The folk music program of the Department of Music at Hope College will feature guest folk artist Red Tail Ring on Tuesday, April 18, in a workshop at 3:30 p.m. and a performance at 8 p.m. Both events will be held in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Folk Duo Red Tail Ring to Present Workshop and Perform on April 18
  29. Concert Will Feature Works “From Bach to Broadway”

    The event’s title says it all, with selections “From Bach to Broadway” on the program on Saturday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts at Hope College.

    Concert Will Feature Works “From Bach to Broadway”
  30. Students to Present Creative and Research Projects on April 21

    Original research by students on topics ranging from the historical roots of the Black Lives Matter movement, to monitoring of the Lake Macatawa watershed, to changes in political trust in the United States will be highlighted during the annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Performance at Hope College on Friday, April 21, from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richard and Helen DeVos Fieldhouse.

    Students to Present Creative and Research Projects on April 21
  31. Uncommon Class on Common Grounds

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    Hope students in Dr. Tom Bultman’s new The Science and Culture of Coffee class are getting a thoroughly flavorful education about everything they ever needed or wanted to know about coffee.

    Uncommon Class on Common Grounds
  32. Bultman Student Center update

    The Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center is being constructed in the central campus, adjacent to Hope’s Pine Grove, and will open in time for the 2017-18 school year. This new 42,000-square-foot facility will offer a spacious lounge featuring a fireplace and expansive views of the Pine Grove, a 200-seat multipurpose theater, a cafe, a chapel and a large flex space for events and student activities.

    Bultman Student Center update
  33. Sophomore Jason Gombas Receives Goldwater Honorable Mention

    Hope College sophomore Jason Gombas of Fort Wayne, Indiana, has received honorable mention recognition from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

    Sophomore Jason Gombas Receives Goldwater Honorable Mention
  34. NCAA Division III Week Profile: Track & Field’s Brandon Wolliston

    On the move most of his childhood, Brandon Wolliston chose to enroll at Hope College, in part, because it appeared to be a place he happily could plant his feet for a few years, rather than just a few months.

    NCAA Division III Week Profile: Track & Field’s Brandon Wolliston
  35. The Heart Of Hope: Eight Faculty to Retire

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that Hope's faculty make a tremendous difference. Talk to any alum, no matter the era, and he or she will share stories of a mentor - and usually many - who enthusiasm, guidance and personal interest, running in tandem of course with their scholarly expertise, were transformative.

    The Heart Of Hope: Eight Faculty to Retire
  36. Sydney Jones Breaks Own Strikeout Record With 17 Vs. Adrian

    Sydney Jones struck out a school-record 17 batters in one game as the Hope College softball team defeated visiting Adrian by a 5-1 margin twice on Saturday at Wolters Stadium.

    Sydney Jones Breaks Own Strikeout Record With 17 Vs. Adrian
  37. NCAA Division III Week Profile: Study Abroad Experience Impactful For Three Lacrosse Teammates

    Note: Hope College is celebrating NCAA Division III Week through April 9. Among our scheduled activities, we will highlight the impact Hope College and the Division III academic and athletic balance is making on athletes from five of our 22 athletics teams. Tomorrow, look for a profile of sociology major and track & field athlete Brandon Wolliston.

    NCAA Division III Week Profile: Study Abroad Experience Impactful For Three Lacrosse Teammates
  38. Hope College Celebrates NCAA DIvision III Week

    This week, the Hope College athletics program is celebrating NCAA Division III week. A significant percentage of our students participate in varsity athletics, competing for the love of the game.

    Hope College Celebrates NCAA DIvision III Week
  39. Hope Graduate to Discuss His Work Career Path as Theatre Professional

    Hope College graduate Jeremy Lydic is returning to campus to present three addresses on Wednesday and Thursday, April 5-6, reflecting on his career path and work as a theatre professional in New York City, most recently as a production manager.

    Hope Graduate to Discuss His Work Career Path as Theatre Professional
  40. Address to Discuss Women, Clerics and Marriage in the German Reformation

    The Presidential Colloquium series at Hope College will conclude the first half of its exploration of the Protestant Reformation with the address “Dangerous Choices: Women, Clerics and Marriage in the German Reformation” by Dr. Marjorie Elizabeth (Beth) Plummer of Western Kentucky University on Monday, April 10, at 4 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

    Address to Discuss Women, Clerics and Marriage in the German Reformation
  41. Dr. Tom Ludwig: Teaching Psychology, Using Technology, Embracing Hope

    When you grow up as the youngest of 12 children, with parents who retire when you are 14 years old; when all the men in your family are expected to be pastors or professors and when the seminary you are attending implodes in controversy; when the start of your teaching career parallels the explosion in personal computing, you would no doubt look back at each milestone and memory as influencers that tell a revelatory story of how you got to where you are today.

    Dr. Tom Ludwig: Teaching Psychology, Using Technology, Embracing Hope
  42. Cady Short-Thompson Appointed Provost

    Dr. Cady Short-Thompson, dean of Blue Ash College of the University of Cincinnati system since 2010, has been appointed provost at Hope College.

    Cady Short-Thompson Appointed Provost
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