Hope College News

2016 Dec

  1. Vespers 2016 Photos

    The 76th annual Hope College Christmas Vespers was presented on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4. The program of Christmas carols and anthems was presented by the college’s Department of Music and featured more than 200 performers in historic Dimnent Memorial Chapel. The services featured a variety of Hope instrumental and vocal groups as well as the college’s historic Skinner organ.

    Vespers 2016 Photos
  2. Hope College Dining Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

    Hope College Dining has been awarded Gold certification in the Sustainability and Ecological Engagement and Development (SEED) program of Creative Dining Services, reflecting on-going commitment to environmental stewardship that is a quality right at home at Hope.

    Hope College Dining Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

2016 Nov

  1. Three Hope Women’s Soccer Players Earn All-Region Honors

    Hope College soccer players Elizabeth Perkins, Natalie Curry and Erin Brophy have received all-region honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

    Three Hope Women’s Soccer Players Earn All-Region Honors
  2. ASC Director Janet Pinkham Receives Endowed Appointment

    Janet Pinkham, who has been director of the Academic Success Center (ASC) at Hope College since 2006, has been appointed to the new endowed directorship established for the center.

    ASC Director Janet Pinkham Receives Endowed Appointment
  3. Dec. 5 Presentation by Bob Goff Cancelled

    A presentation by Bob Goff scheduled to take place at Hope College on Monday, Dec. 5, has been cancelled due to the speaker’s illness.

    Dec. 5 Presentation by Bob Goff Cancelled
  4. Knickerbocker “One Night Only” Series Continues with Cary Grant Films

    The Knickerbocker Theatre at Hope College will show two more films featuring Cary Grant during its “One Night Only” series, presenting “The Philadelphia Story” on Monday, Dec. 5, and “The Bishop’s Wife” on Monday, Dec. 12.

    Knickerbocker “One Night Only” Series Continues with Cary Grant Films
  5. Retired Professor and Coach Karla Wolters Dies

    Karla Wolters of Zeeland, who taught and coached at Hope for 23 years before retiring in 2010, died on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. She was 65.

    Retired Professor and Coach Karla Wolters Dies
  6. Hope College Wind Ensemble to Perform on Dec. 7

    The Hope College Wind Ensemble will perform on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Hope College Wind Ensemble to Perform on Dec. 7
  7. President’s Christmas Tree Lighting 2016

    Hope students gathered on Monday, November 21, to officially welcome the Christmas season to campus. They joined John and Kelly Knapp at their home for Christmas caroling, the lighting of the tree, hot cocoa, boiled peanuts, Christmas treats and a 2016 Christmas keepsake ornament.

    President’s Christmas Tree Lighting 2016
  8. Student Research Honored at National Engineering Conference

    A total of seven Hope College students who participated in research this past summer had their work selected for presentation during the recent Annual Meeting and National Student Conference of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), with one of them receiving an award.

    Student Research Honored at National Engineering Conference
  9. IMAGES 2016 Photos

    “IMAGES: A Reflection of Cultures” provided a sampling of heritage from around the world with an array of skits, dance, song and other clips of culture through languages and fashions. More than 60 students participated from several countries.

    IMAGES 2016 Photos
  10. Bassoonist Genevieve Beaulieu to Present Faculty Recital on Dec. 5

    Bassoonist Dr. Genevieve Beaulieu will present a faculty recital at Hope College on Monday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Bassoonist Genevieve Beaulieu to Present Faculty Recital on Dec. 5
  11. Student Dance Showcase Returns to Hope College on Dec. 2 and 3

    Student choreographers and dancers of Hope College present their work in the Fall Student Dance Showcase on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

    Student Dance Showcase Returns to Hope College on Dec. 2 and 3
  12. Brown Bag Concert Series to Conclude Semester on Dec. 2

    The Hope College Brown Bag Concert Series will present its final event of the fall semester on Friday, Dec. 2, at noon in the lobby of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Brown Bag Concert Series to Conclude Semester on Dec. 2
  13. Tonight we hosted the keynote address for @bigreadholland in Dimnent Chapel. We were grateful to have the author of

    @hopecollege

    Tonight we hosted the keynote address for @bigreadholland in Dimnent Chapel. We were grateful to have the author of "Brother, I'm Dying," Edwidge Danticat, speak about her experiences, detention centers and treatment of immigrants in America 📚 photo by: @aud_mcken

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  14. Football Puts Six Players On All-MIAA First Team, Four On Second Team

    The Hope College football team put six players on the 2016 All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association First Team: running back Brandan Campbell, defensive back Kimani Dooley, offensive lineman Justin Fairfield, kicker Darren Ford, linebacker Aaron O'Meara and offensive lineman Michael Stephan.

    Football Puts Six Players On All-MIAA First Team, Four On Second Team
  15. “Live” Interview and Q&A with Founding Fathers Scheduled for Dec. 8-9

    Audience members can experience both history and television in the making during the filming of Episode Two of “Inventing America: Conversations with the Founders” on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 8-9, at 7:30 p.m. at Hope College in the DeWitt Center main theatre.

    “Live” Interview and Q&A with Founding Fathers Scheduled for Dec. 8-9
  16. Women’s Chamber Choir and Two Close-Harmony Groups to Perform

    The Hope College Women’s Chamber Choir will present a concert with 12th Street Harmony and Luminescence on Monday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Women’s Chamber Choir and Two Close-Harmony Groups to Perform
  17. Jack Ridl to Read Poem and Accept Award for Father at Basketball Event

    Jack Ridl, professor emeritus of English at Hope College, will be featured on the program of the first reunion of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame (NEBHOF) both as the son of one of the honorees and as a nationally acclaimed poet.

    Jack Ridl to Read Poem and Accept Award for Father at Basketball Event
  18. Hope to Feature Folk Ensembles and Student Songwriters on Nov. 20

    Hope College will host two music events on Saturday, Nov. 20, with student folk ensembles performing at 2 p.m. and work by student songwriters featured at 4 p.m., both in the John and Dede Howard Recital of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Hope to Feature Folk Ensembles and Student Songwriters on Nov. 20
  19. Men’s Soccer’s Thomas Conerty Chosen MIAA Zuidema Award Winner

    Hope College’s Thomas Conerty has been selected this year’s recipient of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s Dr. Marvin Zuidema award given to a senior selected for his contributions to team play, leadership qualities, demonstration of ethical virtues and excellence in athletics and academics.

    Men’s Soccer’s Thomas Conerty Chosen MIAA Zuidema Award Winner
  20. Two Women’s Soccer Players Earn MIAA Player Of Week Honors

    Hope College’s Natalie Curry and Molly Miedema have been chosen Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Players of the Week for their play during last week’s league tournament.

    Two Women’s Soccer Players Earn MIAA Player Of Week Honors
  21. Two Volleyball Players Claim Weekly Honors From MIAA

    Hope College’s Katie Rietberg and Alexis Thompson have been selected Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Volleyball Players of the Week for their performances during last week’s league tournament.

    Two Volleyball Players Claim Weekly Honors From MIAA
  22. Darren Ford Repeats As MIAA Special Teams Player Of The Week

    Darren Ford’s record-setting day for the Hope College football team earned him Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Special Teams Player of the Week honors for the third time this season.

    Darren Ford Repeats As MIAA Special Teams Player Of The Week
  23. Flute and Guitar Duo to Perform on Friday, Nov. 18

    The Folias Duo of Grand Rapids, featuring flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron, will perform at Hope College on Friday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall at Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Flute and Guitar Duo to Perform on Friday, Nov. 18
  24. Department of Dance to Host Fezziwig Christmas Balle on Nov. 18

    Fans of period dance can experience a bit of the past by participating in a Fezziwig Christmas Balle hosted by the Hope College Department of Dance on Friday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Maas Center auditorium.

    Department of Dance to Host Fezziwig Christmas Balle on Nov. 18
  25. Nykerk 2016 Photos

    The sophomore class of 2019 won the 82nd annual Nykerk Cup competition on Saturday, Oct. 29. The event, one of a variety of activities scheduled during the college’s Family Weekend, featured more than 200 members of the freshman and sophomore classes competing in song, plays and oration.

    Nykerk 2016 Photos
  26. Art Opening: Delbert Michel is returning to Holland with some new pieces

    "The work of a familiar artist is returning to Holland. Delbert Michel, known by many in the Holland and Hope College community, is returning to the Holland Area Arts Council to open his show 'Delbert Michel: Recent Works.'"

    Art Opening: Delbert Michel is returning to Holland with some new pieces
  27. Hope Music Students to Present “Liederabend” Concert on Nov. 15

    Hope College music students will present a “Liederabend” (evening of song) on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Hope Music Students to Present “Liederabend” Concert on Nov. 15
  28. Author Edwidge Danticat to Deliver Keynote Address on Nov. 15

    Edwidge Danticat, whose book “Brother, I’m Dying” is the focus of the community-wide Big Read Holland Area this year, will deliver the program’s keynote address on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel at Hope College.

    Author Edwidge Danticat to Deliver Keynote Address on Nov. 15
  29. Politics and the Virtues of Public Discourse

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    Enter Vox Populi – five forums featuring interdisciplinary panels organized by the Office of Student Development – and the Hope-authored document called the Virtues of Public Discourse. Meaning “voice of the people,” Vox Populi tackles weighty topics revolving around this dramatic election and seasons them heavily with five virtues – humility, hospitality, patience, courage, and honesty – needed to make discussion and dialogue both respectful and constructive.

    Politics and the Virtues of Public Discourse
  30. Hope College Theatre to Present “Jane Eyre: The Musical”

    The Hope College Department of Theatre will present “Jane Eyre: The Musical” on Friday-Saturday, Nov. 11-12, and Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 16-19, at 7:30 p.m. in the DeWitt Center main theatre.

    Hope College Theatre to Present “Jane Eyre: The Musical”
  31. Hope College Concert Band to Perform on Nov. 10

    The Hope College Concert Band will perform on Thursday, Nov. 10, 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 Nov. 10
  32. Coach Crean Postgame Press Conference vs. Hope College

    IU Athletics

    Indiana University Coach Tom Crean spoke highly of the Hope College men's basketball program and its tradition following the game on November 1 in Bloomington, Indiana. "Hope was then and still is one of the premier programs in Division III."

    Coach Crean Postgame Press Conference vs. Hope College
  33. Hope College to Launch the Boerigter Institute to Enhance Career Discernment and Preparation for All Students

    A new, college-wide initiative at Hope College, the Boerigter Institute, will help ensure that every student is robustly prepared for career success and professional growth. This significant effort is made possible by a major gift from SoundOff Signal in honor of Founder and Chairman George Boerigter, who is a 1961 Hope graduate, and his wife, Sibilla. A task force of Hope faculty and staff is working to develop this new, cross-functional integrated program, bearing the Boerigters’ name and scheduled to begin implementation by the fall of 2017.

    Hope College to Launch the Boerigter Institute to Enhance Career Discernment and Preparation for All Students
  34. “IMAGES: A Reflection of Cultures” Will Be Nov. 12

    An international showcase and cuisine will provide a sampling of cultural heritage from around the world during Hope College’s “IMAGES: A Reflection of Cultures” on Saturday, Nov. 12.

    “IMAGES: A Reflection of Cultures” Will Be Nov. 12
  35. Judah and the Lion to Perform on Nov. 12

    Songs Against Slavery will be partnering with the Hope College Concert Series to host a benefit concert at Hope featuring Nashville’s Judah and the Lion on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

    Judah and the Lion to Perform on Nov. 12
  36. Christmas Vespers Tickets to Be Sold Beginning Nov. 7

    Tickets for the 76th annual Hope College Christmas Vespers will be sold to the public beginning on Monday, Nov. 7, at the Events and Conferences Office in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center.

    Christmas Vespers Tickets to Be Sold Beginning Nov. 7
  37. Address on Nov. 10 to View Community through Native American Culture

    Lorraine “Punkin” Shananaquet will present “Tribal Legacy: Understanding Community Through the Lens of Native American Culture” on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m. as the annual Native American Heritage Lecture at Hope College in the Fried-Hemenway Auditorium of the Martha Miller Center for Global Communication.

    Address on Nov. 10 to View Community through Native American Culture
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