Hope College News

2015 Sep

  1. Hope Volleyball Standout Jenna Grasmeyer Named Semifinalist For NCAA Woman Of The Year Award

    Hope College volleyball standout Jenna Grasmeyer has been selected one of 30 semifinalists for the 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year award.

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  2. Hundreds of Students to Spend Day Volunteering

    Some 400 Hope College students will participate in service projects throughout the area through the college’s “Time to Serve” program on Saturday, Sept. 12.

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  3. Jazz and R&B Artist Ester Rada to Perform on Sept. 10

    Hope College will feature jazz/rhythm and blues artist Ester Rada on Friday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

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  4. 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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  5. Hope Mortar Board Chapter Again Earns National Awards

    The Hope College chapter of Mortar Board has again earned multiple honors during the national organization’s annual summer conference.

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  6. Maxine DeBruyn to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award in Dance

    Maxine DeBruyn, who is the Dorothy Wiley DeLong Professor Emerita of Dance at Hope College, is being honored this fall for making a difference in dance education locally, regionally, nationally and internationally across a career spanning more than 50 years.

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2015 Aug

  1. Living a ‘Wild Life’: Attention and Intentionality (Convocation Address)

    Living a “Wild Life”: Attention and Intentionality Address to the 2015 Hope College Opening Convocation By Virginia Beard, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, 2 p.m. Richard and Helen DeVos Fieldhouse

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  2. Jazz Organist Tony Monaco to Perform on Sept. 10

    Jazz organist Tony Monaco, an artist-in-residence at Hope College, will perform with his trio on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 9 p.m. at Our Brewing Company in downtown Holland.

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  3. Opening Convocation Address Sets the Pace for the New School Year

    Dr. Virginia Beard of the Hope College faculty is dedicated to helping students make the most of their education, and as a long-distance runner who has participated in multiple marathons she is no stranger to the demands and benefits of hard work and perseverance.

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  4. A Technological Godsend to Counter Hearing Loss

    Wall Street Journal

    Psychology professor David Myers writes about the ‘hearing loop’ — a remarkable advance that is all too hard to find in the U.S.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. New Trustees Elected to Hope Board

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

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. A Website Retrospective

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

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  39. 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


    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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. Faith Enduring

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

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