Hope College News

2017 Apr

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. “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”
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. “‘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”
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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

2017 Mar

  1. Pianist Andrew Le to Present Recital on April 8

    Pianist Andrew Le of the Hope College music faculty will present a faculty recital on Saturday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Pianist Andrew Le to Present Recital on April 8
  2. Lectures to Focus on Spectroscopy Applications and Research

    Dr. Richard P. Van Duyne of Northwestern University will present two lectures at Hope College focused on applications of spectroscopy on Thursday and Friday, April 6-7, in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall through the James and Jeanette Neckers Lectureship in Chemistry.

    Lectures to Focus on Spectroscopy Applications and Research
  3. Hope Students Win ACG Cup Competition

    A Hope College student team has won the undergraduate division of the 2017 ACG Cup Competition, which took place on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids.

    Hope Students Win ACG Cup Competition
  4. Book Explores Enigma in “Piers Plowman” as a Means to Understanding

    One mark of great literature is how well it travels through time, and while the 14th-century poem “Piers Plowman” may not be as familiar as, say, “The Odyssey” or “Romeo and Juliet,” Dr. Curtis Gruenler of the Hope College English faculty sees tremendous relevance in it for the present day.

    Book Explores Enigma in “Piers Plowman” as a Means to Understanding
  5. A Land of Extreme Beauty; Garden Route Road Trip

    Posted by Shannon Urbanik

             Pictured above from my adventure on the  Garden Route tour and a hike up Table Mountain is an African elephant and a dassie.  It isn’t hard to tell the two animals apart; on the surface their appearances are as different as night and day.  However, if you were to delve deeper … Continue reading A Land of Extreme Beauty; Garden Route Road Trip

    A Land of Extreme Beauty; Garden Route Road Trip
  6. A Double Holiday

    Posted by Madison Buckner

    Today, March 25, is a double holiday for the Greeks; Greek Independence Day, as well as the feast day of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary are celebrated on this day. Greece began to become independent from the Ottoman Turks in 1829. The exact date of the liberation was not March 25, but since … Continue reading A Double Holiday

    A Double Holiday
  7. Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series to Feature Cristina Henriquez

    The Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series of Hope College will feature novelist Cristina Henríquez on Thursday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series to Feature Cristina Henriquez
  8. Annual Danforth Lecture to Examine “Where Are the Nailprints? Luther’s Road to Reformation”

    Dr. Timothy George, who is the founding dean of Beeson Divinity School at Samford University, will present the address “Where Are the Nailprints? Luther’s Road to Reformation” as the 2016-17 Danforth Lecture at Hope College on Thursday, April 6, at 4 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

    Annual Danforth Lecture to Examine “Where Are the Nailprints? Luther’s Road to Reformation”
  9. Simon Henderson to Present “Shifts in the Sand: U.S.-Saudi Relations”

    Hope College will feature the address “Shifts in the Sand: U.S.-Saudi Relations” by Simon Henderson of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy on Monday, April 3, at 1 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall as the final speaker of the 2017 Great Decisions Global Discussion Series of the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan.

    Simon Henderson to Present “Shifts in the Sand: U.S.-Saudi Relations”
  10. Vicki TenHaken ’73: Two Worlds, Two Careers, Together for Hope College

    Diminutive in size but not in spirit or stature, Vicki TenHaken ’73 has been a towering presence in two distinct worlds over the course of two contrasting careers; one in corporate America and the other at academic Hope. In each place, TenHaken — collaborative, genuine, open-minded — has used her considerable wisdom and composure to affect industry and education. She’s labored at the executive level of a three-billion-dollar company and at the professorial level of a 3,000-student college. And at each locale, TenHaken’s work has borne the markings of an excellent leader and educator whose main goal has been to affect decisions and create lessons that transform and inspire.

    Vicki TenHaken ’73: Two Worlds, Two Careers, Together for Hope College
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Dr. Peter Schakel: In the Service of Words and Wisdom

    In the beauty of words and the profundity of their constructed wisdom, Dr. Peter Schakel created a vocational life and living at Hope College for 48 years. The length of his tenure makes him one of the longest serving faculty members at Hope. For close to five decades, the English professor who loves Austen, Swift, Milton and Lewis adored teaching those literary giants to more than 4,000 students and writing 13 books as well as dozens of articles for scholarly journals.

    Dr. Peter Schakel: In the Service of Words and Wisdom
  14. 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
  15. 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”
  16. 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
  17. Seeing Stars

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    Before ever taking one class at Hope, Jeff Engle of Kalamazoo, Michigan, spent his pre-freshman summer as a member of the Hope physics department’s Research Bridge Program which operates with the belief that students should "learn physics by doing physics."

    Seeing Stars
  18. Dr. Nick Perovich: A Philosopher’s Answers to (His) Life’s Questions

    For 37 years, Hope College students found a philosophical classroom both serious and light-hearted when Nick Perovich was at the helm. His wonderful and instantaneous sense of humor, combined with his thoughtful presentation of weighty material, are the hallmarks of this diligent and attentive professor of philosophy whom Dr. Jack Mulder ’00, longtime colleague and a former Perovich student, describes as “the most conscientious person I’ve ever known.”

    Dr. Nick Perovich: A Philosopher’s Answers to (His) Life’s Questions
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. It’s Time To Reclaim Some Territory

    Posted by Raquel Niles

    After years of sniping and hurling poisonous charges, the people who’ve been questioning the value of a liberal arts education and, specifically, whether disciplines in the Arts & Humanities are pathways to “real” jobs, are getting their wish. Because while articles and testimonials have repeatedly underscored the importance of the liberal arts in all fields, … Continue reading It’s Time To Reclaim Some Territory

    It’s Time To Reclaim Some Territory
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. What the Ancient Poetics of Enigma can still do

    Posted by Raquel Niles

        I admire writers who boil down to a (relatively) brief essay the arguments they have elsewhere explored in long books. This is my attempt to capture the gist of my new book, “Piers Plowman” and the Poetics of Enigma: Riddles, Rhetoric, and Theology. What kind of truth do we seek in literature? Readers … Continue reading What the Ancient Poetics of Enigma can still do

    What the Ancient Poetics of Enigma can still do
  25. “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”
  26. 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
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