Hope College News

2015 Aug

  1. 19 four-year honorees headline Hope’s MIAA Academic Honor Roll recipients

    The 2014-2015 Academic Honor Roll of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) includes 223 student-athletes from Hope College.

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  2. She achieved her childhood dream. Now she says "there's always room for more."

    Michigan Radio: State of Opportunity

    For incoming student Ireana Bernal, Hope College was a dream school. This is a story of a dream on the verge of coming true and of what comes after. It’s a story of a young woman in Holland, about to start her first semester of college.

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  3. Seven Hope Women’s Lacrosse Players Made National Honor Roll

    Seven Hope College women’s lacrosse players have been named to the 2015 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association/Zag Sports NCAA Division III Academic Honor Roll.

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  4. NSF Grant Supports On-Going Study of Superconductors

    A promising study at Hope College focused on the physics of superconductors has received a third multi-year external grant.

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  5. The Tallest Man on Earth to Perform at Hope College on Sept. 5

    The Hope College Concert Series will feature The Tallest Man on Earth at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

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  6. Kruizenga Art Museum to Open Sept. 9 with “Past Present East West”

    The Kruizenga Art Museum at Hope College will open and celebrate its inaugural year with an exhibition of approximately 70 works of art from the college’s Permanent Collection, many never before publicly exhibited.

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  7. Columnist and Best-Selling Author David Brooks to Speak on Sept. 30

    The Presidential Colloquium lecture series at Hope College will begin its third year with “New York Times” columnist and best-selling author David Brooks on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

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  8. Hope Women’s Lacrosse Named To National Academic Honor Squad

    The Hope College women’s lacrosse team has earned a spot on the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association NCAA Division III Academic Honor Squad for the 2015 season.

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  9. Hope Volleyball Finishes Runner-Up In 2015 MIAA Preseason Poll

    The reigning national champion Hope College volleyball team is expected to be in the thick of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association title chase this fall.

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  10. De Pree Gallery to Feature “Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal”

    The De Pree Art Center and Gallery at Hope College will present the exhibition “Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal” from Friday, Aug. 28, through Saturday, Oct. 31.

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  11. Hope Football Selected Fifth In 2015 MIAA Preseason Coaches Poll

    The Hope College football team is ranked fifth in the 2015 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Preseason Coaches Poll.

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  12. Student Researchers Honored During National Mathematics Conference

    Four Hope College mathematics students won Outstanding Speaker Awards during MathFest, the annual national conference of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), earlier this month for presentations about research that they conducted this summer.

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  13. College Guides Continue to Praise Hope

    Hope College continues to fare well in the multiple college guides and rankings, some in print and some online, published across the summer and fall.

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  14. Hope Women's Soccer Second In 2015 MIAA Preseason Coaches Poll

    The Hope College women’s soccer team is expected to challenge for back-to-back Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association titles this fall.

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  15. Hope Men’s Soccer Picked Third In 2015 MIAA Preseason Coaches Poll

    The Hope College men’s soccer team finished third in the 2015 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s Soccer Preseason Coaches Poll announced on Monday.

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  16. New Trustees Elected to Hope Board

    Three new members have been elected to the Hope College Board of Trustees.

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  17. Book Explores History of Park Township

    A new history by Dr. Robert P. Swierenga of the A.C. Van Raalte Institute at Hope College provides a lasting chronicle of Park Township’s first 100 years—and more.

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  18. 50th Hope/Holland Community Day Will Be Saturday, Sept. 5

    The annual Hope/Holland Community Day began during one major anniversary celebration, and now achieves a milestone of its own as the college marks another.

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  19. Finding toxic chemicals in everyday goods

    National Science Foundation

    Chemistry professor Graham Peaslee, a chemistry professor at Hope College, has devised and refined a new application of an existing nuclear physics technique to help companies detect toxic compounds in common items.

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  20. Julian Bond

    Julian Bond on campus in 1968
    Julian Bond Civil rights leader

    For some on campus, the death this weekend of civil rights leader Julian Bond brought back memories of his visit to Hope College on November 26, 1968. He was 28 years old at the time. His speech and news were covered in Hope College’s student newspaper, The Anchor, on December 6, 1968.

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  21. 8 signs you just nailed that job interview

    Business Insider

    Unsure whether your job interview went well? Dale Austin, director of the Career Development Center, shares how you can tell when you #nailedit.

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  22. Arrival of Class of 2019 Will Herald Beginning of Milestone Year

    The arrival of the incoming Class of 2019 on Friday, Aug. 28, will herald the beginning of a year’s worth of celebrations at Hope College.

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  23. Celebrating Celebrations Past

    The college’s anniversary celebrations themselves have a history, with activities through the years including three-hour historical pageants, parades, concerts, lectures and the first-ever Community Day picnic.

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  24. Origin of Hope

    The Hope College origin story is not quite so simple as the college’s formal chartering by the State of Michigan on May 14, 1866. The events leading to the charter — and they track back another 15 years — have everything to do with why Hope is Hope.

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  25. Birthday Bash

    The college is celebrating its sesquicentennial across 2015–16, a birthday party that will begin in earnest with the arrival of two major presents: The Kruizenga Art Museum and the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

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  26. Hope to Break Ground for Student Center on August 31

    The Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center at Hope College has been planned with students in mind, and the groundbreaking ceremony for the building on Monday, Aug. 31, has been scheduled the same way.

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  27. Hope Volleyball Player Named MIAA’s Nominee for NCAA Woman Of Year Award

    Hope College national-champion volleyball player Jenna Grasmeyer has been named the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s nominee for the 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

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  28. Why is 'Teflon' Trump still so popular?

    The Christian Science Monitor

    Jeff Polet, associate professor of political science, provides insight into why Donald Trump remains a popular political figure despite his frequent gaffes.

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  29. Two Hope Golfers Named NCAA Division III All-America Scholars

    Hope College golfers Collin Breit and Ben Lanting have been named NCAA Division III Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars for the 2014-15 season.

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  30. National Champion Hope Volleyball Receives National Academic Award

    The national champion Hope College volleyball team excelled in the classroom as well during the 2014-15 school year.

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  31. Eleven Hope Athletic Teams Earn MIAA Team GPA Award

    Eleven Hope College athletic teams have earned the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Team GPA Award for the 2014-15 academic year.

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  32. Hope Appoints New Alumni Board Officers and Members

    During its May meeting, the Hope College Alumni Association Board of Directors elected new officers and appointed four new members.

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  33. What to Bring and NOT to Bring to College: Tips from Students

    Learning Advisor

    Hope senior Claire Leitzen contributes her advice for incoming students on what they should bring — and leave behind — when they come to college.

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  34. Picnic in the Pine Grove

    On Wednesday, July 29, nearly 1,200 members of the faculty and staff, along with their family members, gathered to celebrate Hope College's 150th anniversary under the canopy of the Pine Grove.

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  35. A Website Retrospective

    With our latest website redesign, Hope College is reshaping the way we communicate online.

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  36. Summer Bridge Program students volunteered with the Boys & Girls Club here in Holland, MI. This is my cute buddy Andrew! When I was with him today at the park he was like me when I used to go to summer camp and I feel like I was Isabel for that 2 hours. I'm happy I got to help out. I love him💕 #HopeCollege #SummerBridgeProgram #BoyAndGirlsClub

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    Summer Bridge Program students volunteered with the Boys & Girls Club here in Holland, MI. This is my cute buddy Andrew! When I was with him today at the park he was like me when I used to go to summer camp and I feel like I was Isabel for that 2 hours. I'm happy I got to help out. I love him💕 #HopeCollege #SummerBridgeProgram #BoyAndGirlsClub

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  37. Dr. Maria Claudia Andre

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    Dr. Maria Claudia Andre Professor of Hispanic American Literature and Latin American Studies

    María Claudia André considers a broader mind to be one of the most important aspects of a college education.

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  38. Chemist Jeff Johnson Receives Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

    Dr. Jeff Johnson of the Hope College chemistry faculty has received national recognition through a 2015 Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, one of only seven presented nationally.

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  39. Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre Announces Fall Film Series

    The Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland will show four films in its fall film series beginning Monday, Aug. 17.

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  40. Sculptures on display

    Students from two sculpture classes created plaster pieces and installed them in a window display at Frances Jaye, a downtown boutique.

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  41. Eve Panning

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    Eve Panning Class of 2015

    Eve Panning ’15 has been selected to join the prestigious string group Barrage 8. A recent Hope College graduate, Panning double majored in Violin Performance and Instrumental Music Education.

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  42. Peering into the Depths

    Human existence has always been about discovery, and a team of Hope College students want to put the adventure of exploration back in your hands with help from their new underwater drone, Fathom.

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  43. Hope College Announces Great Performance Series 2015-16 Season

    The Hope College Great Performance Series will feature a unique combination of events in the cultural arts across its forthcoming 2015-16 season.

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  44. Faith Enduring

    Winsome opportunities campus-wide make Hope's engaging Chapel experience just the start of the story.

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2015 Jul

  1. Youth event builds trust across nations

    World Communion of Reformed Churches

    Hope senior Duncan MacLean IV writes about his experience as a summer intern at an international Reformed youth festival in Hungary.

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  2. Behind the Scenes of Orientation

    Classes may not be in session, but Orientation Directors Destini and Kristen are spending the summer on campus preparing for over 800 new students to arrive in August.

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  3. Tickets Available for Ben Rector Concert on Sept. 18

    Tickets are available for a concert at Hope College by Ben Rector on Friday, Sept. 18, at 8 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

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  4. Hope Names Faculty and Staff to Endowed Positions

    Hope College has appointed or reappointed several current members of the faculty and staff to endowed positions.

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  5. Bruce McCombs Receives Artist Lifetime Pass from Whitney Museum

    Bruce McCombs, professor of art at Hope College, has received an Artist Lifetime Pass from the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City in appreciation and recognition of his representation in the Whitney’s permanent collection.

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  6. USTA Midwest Section Honors Jorge Capestany

    Jorge Capestany, manager of the DeWitt Tennis Center at Hope College, has received the 2015 Cap Leighton Award from the Midwest Section of the United States Tennis Association (USTA).

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  7. 2015 Baccalaureate and Commencement

    More than 700 graduating seniors participated in Hope College’s 150th Commencement, celebrating the graduating Class of 2015, on Sunday, May 3.

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  8. Noël Coward’s “Hay Fever” Rounds Off HSRT’s 44th Season with Farcical Fun

    Don’t miss HSRT’s production of Noël Coward’s uproarious comedy “Hay Fever.” Performances run July 24, 25, 27, 29, and 31, and August 4 and 6 at 8:00 p.m. in the DeWitt Main Theatre.

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  9. Hope Men's, Women's Track & Field Repeats As USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams

    The Hope College men’s and women’s track & field teams claimed team and individual recognition on the 2015 United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division III All-Academic Teams.

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  10. May Graduation Honors Announced

    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.

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  11. Hope football's Rob Kish nominated for 2015 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®

    Hope College quarterback Rob Kish is one of a record 197 nominees for the 2015 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team®.

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  12. Adam Ford hired to be men's tennis coach at Hope, stays on as women's coach

    Adam Ford is excited to coach both the men’s and women’s tennis teams at Hope College. Ford has been hired as Hope’s head men’s tennis coach, co-athletic director Melinda Larson announced.

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  13. Book for General Audience Explores “What Does It Mean to Be Catholic?”

    In writing the book “What Does It Mean to Be Catholic?,” Dr. Jack Mulder Jr. of the Hope College philosophy faculty has lived a variation of the Golden Rule, providing others with a resource that he wishes had been available to him.

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  14. Knickerbocker Theatre Announces Summer Free Family Film Series

    The Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland is once again offering a free summer family film series.

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  15. Dear First Grade Journal - “Junie B. Jones: The Musical” is coming to HSRT!

    Hope Summer Repertory Theatre’s Children’s Performance Troupe is ecstatic to present “Junie B. Jones: The Musical,” written by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, and adapted from the New York Times bestselling “Junie B. Jones” book series by Barbara Park. 

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  16. Alex Stradal named Hope's co-head cheerleading head coach

    Alex Stradal wants future Hope College cheerleaders to get the same life changing and enjoyable experience he had. Stradal has been named Hope’s third cheerleading coach, co-Athletic Director Tim Schoonveld announced.

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  17. 50 Most Beautiful Christian Colleges in the U.S.

    Online Christian Colleges

    Hope College was listed as the 7th most beautiful Christian college campus in the United States.

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  18. Hope for the world: College adopts plan focused on global, interdisciplinary education

    Holland Sentinel

    As Hope College emerges from a decade of investment in its physical campus, it now turns its attention to molding its programs and people.

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  19. Spectrum Health Innovations and University Collaboration: Spotlight on Hope College

    Spectrum Health Innovations

    Through a collaboration with Hope College, students are gaining valuable experience and Spectrum Health is getting the expertise it needs to bring amazing health care innovations closer to market.

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  20. Knickerbocker Theatre to Feature Four Audrey Hepburn Films

    The Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland will feature four classic Audrey Hepburn films through the “One Night Only” film series running on four Mondays in July and August at 7:30 p.m.

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  21. Tickets Available for The Tallest Man on Earth Concert on Sept. 5

    Tickets are available for a concert at Hope College by The Tallest Man on Earth on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 8 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

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  22. Two Hope women's golfers named to WGCA Scholar All-American Team

    Hope College golfers Britni Gielow and Nicole Meyer share a similar drive for excellence on and off the course. The pair has been selected as 2014-15 Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars.

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  23. Hope College repeats as NCAA Division III basketball, volleyball attendance champs

    Hope College fans supported men’s basketball, women’s basketball and women’s volleyball teams at DeVos Fieldhouse like no other in NCAA Division III during the 2014-15 school year.

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  24. Cecchetti Summer School to Present Performances on July 18

    For a 21st year, young dancers are spending two weeks at Hope College advancing their artistic talent through the International Summer School of Cecchetti Council of America.

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  25. A musical revue you won’t want to miss! “Smokey Joe's Cafe” dances onto the HSRT stage!

    Come out and join HSRT for a journey through rock and roll history. Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller graced the charts with their unforgettable music and lyrics, and now you can hear nearly 40 of their hits all together in “Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” a musical revue that illuminates the golden age of American culture.

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  26. Violin Major to Tour the Globe with High-Energy Ensemble

    A life-long dream of professionally performing music and touring has become reality for Eve Panning ’15, who has been selected to join the prestigious string group Barrage 8. A recent Hope College graduate, Panning double majored in Violin Performance and Instrumental Music Education.

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  27. Gift of Steinway Piano Adds New Voice to Music Center

    The main concert hall in the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts has been designed as an acoustically superior space, but—as might be expected—the attention to detail doesn’t end with the building.

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  28. Five (or Seven) Questions with Jack Mulder Jr.

    Eerdword

    Jack Mulder Jr., associate professor of philosophy at Hope College and author of What Does it Mean to Be Catholic?, answers seven questions for the Eerdmans blog.

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  29. Hope College readies to launch new Kruizenga Art Museum with major art donation

    Holland Sentinel

    The college received a major donation of Asian art last fall from California residents David Kamansky and Gerald Wheaton that has expanded the college’s collections by about 30 percent.

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  30. Major Gift of Asian Art Makes Kruizenga Art Museum Significant Resource

    A major gift to Hope College by California residents David Kamansky and Gerald Wheaton has poised the college’s new Kruizenga Art Museum to serve as a resource for Asian art unequaled elsewhere in the region when it opens in September.

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  31. Hope women's, men's swimming & diving teams named Scholar All-America Teams

    The Hope College women’s and men’s swimming & diving teams have been named to a record group of College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America Teams for the 2015 winter semester.

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