Hope College News

2017 Apr

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. “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”
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Hope College to explore 'grand challenges' with $800K grant

    Mlive

    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
  15. “‘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”
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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”
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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. Ballet Club to Present the Story of Peter Pan on April 8-9

    The Hope College Ballet Club will present its rendition of the childhood favorite Peter Pan on Saturday and Sunday, April 8 and 9, with “Second Star to the Right: A Ballet Based on Peter Pan.”

    Ballet Club to Present the Story of Peter Pan on April 8-9
  2. Brown Bag Concert Series to Conclude Semester on April 7

    The Hope College Brown Bag Concert Series will present its final event of the spring semester on Friday, April 7, at noon in the lobby of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Brown Bag Concert Series to Conclude Semester on April 7
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Repost @zboersema34
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Dance Marathon was one of the most rewarding things I have ever done! To see the smiles on the faces of the kids and their parents is a memory that will last forever. I'm glad that this group of Hope College Football players were able to come together to help Hope College Dance Marathon raise $256,323.13. It was truly a blessing to be in a room with so many amazing people for 24 hours! #hopecollegedancemarathon #HopeCollegeFootball #HopeCollege #helendevoschildrenshospital

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    Repost @zboersema34 ・・・ Dance Marathon was one of the most rewarding things I have ever done! To see the smiles on the faces of the kids and their parents is a memory that will last forever. I'm glad that this group of Hope College Football players were able to come together to help Hope College Dance Marathon raise $256,323.13. It was truly a blessing to be in a room with so many amazing people for 24 hours! #hopecollegedancemarathon #HopeCollegeFootball #HopeCollege #helendevoschildrenshospital

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  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. My Spring Break

    Posted by Mikaila Bisson

    Happy Monday, Readers! I hope you all enjoyed your Spring Break and feel relaxed and rejuvenated as we enter this last sprint before the school year ends. As a senior, it felt like this Spring Break was needed more than ever before. Here’s a little glimpse into what I did! For my break, I headed … Continue reading My Spring Break

    My Spring Break
  11. Nicholas Salomon Named MIAA Men’s Track Athlete Of The Week

    Hope College’s Nicholas Salomon has been chosen the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Outdoor Men’s Track Athlete of the Week for competition between March 20-25.

    Nicholas Salomon Named MIAA Men’s Track Athlete Of The Week
  12. Prize-Winning Organist Brenda Portman to Perform on April 7

    Prize-winning organist Brenda Portman will offer a recital on Casavant organ in the Concert Hall of Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts on Friday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m.

    Prize-Winning Organist Brenda Portman to Perform on April 7
  13. Senior Art Exhibition to Open on April 7

    The annual Hope College senior art exhibition, “Studio 147,” will open with a reception in the De Pree Art Center and Gallery on Friday, April 7, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    Senior Art Exhibition to Open on April 7
  14. 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
  15. 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”
  16. 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”
  17. Knickerbocker “One Night Only” Series to Feature Westerns

    The Knickerbocker Theatre at Hope College will show four films featuring a Western theme during its “One Night Only” series on Mondays from April 3 to April 24 at 7:30 p.m.

    Knickerbocker “One Night Only” Series to Feature Westerns
  18. 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
  19. “Senior Recognition and Women of Color Celebration” Is April 12

    Testimonials by outstanding senior students reflecting on their experiences at Hope College will be featured during the Hope College Senior Recognition and Women of Color Celebration on Wednesday, April 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the Haworth Inn and Conference Center.

    “Senior Recognition and Women of Color Celebration” Is April 12
  20. Address to Explore “Why the Reformation Still Matters in 2017”

    The Presidential Colloquium series at Hope College will open its ongoing exploration of the Protestant Reformation with the address “Why the Reformation Still Matters in 2017” by Dr. Brad Gregory of the University of Notre Dame faculty on Thursday, March 30, at 4:30 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

    Address to Explore “Why the Reformation Still Matters in 2017”
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Chapel Choir to Present “Home” Concert on March 31

    The Hope College Chapel Choir will present its annual post-tour Home Concert on Friday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Chapel Choir to Present “Home” Concert on March 31
  24. Diver Jean Luc Miralda Places 13th In Nation On 3-Meter Board

    Hope College’s Jean Luc Miralda closed his diving career with a 13th-place finish on the 3-meter board at the NCAA Division III Championship on Saturday in Woodlands, Texas.

    Diver Jean Luc Miralda Places 13th In Nation On 3-Meter Board
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. Great Performance Series to Feature Barrage 8 on March 30

    Canadian-based Barrage 8 will perform at Hope College through the Great Performance series on Thursday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Great Performance Series to Feature Barrage 8 on March 30
  28. 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”
  29. Address to Discuss “Preserving the Legacy of César Chávez through Faith, Commitment and Courage”

    The annual César Chávez Lecture Series at Hope College will feature the keynote address “Preserving the Legacy of Cesar Chavez through Faith, Commitment and Courage” by Juan Caballero, who is a legal fellow with the Western Michigan office of the American Civil Liberties Union, on Wednesday, March 29, at 4 p.m. in the Maas Center auditorium.

    Address to Discuss “Preserving the Legacy of César Chávez through Faith, Commitment and Courage”
  30. How Christians Do March Madness

    Christianity Today

    Chad Carlson, junior varsity basketball coach and kinesiology professor, describes what makes the Hope/Calvin rivalry so special.

    How Christians Do March Madness
  31. Lessons from a Cyber Spy and a Global Language Learner

    Posted by Scott Travis

    On Thursday, March 2, we honored two impressive young graduates with the Hope College Young Alumni Award. Sarah Sanderson Doyle ’03 is a Rotary International World Peace Fellow studying and researching peace and conflict resolution at International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan. A two-time recipient of highly competitive Fulbright Fellowships, Sarah is a teacher, writer, presenter, language learner and … Continue reading Lessons from a Cyber Spy and a Global Language Learner

    Lessons from a Cyber Spy and a Global Language Learner
  32. 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
  33. Yearlong Series of Events to Mark Reformation’s 500th Anniversary

    Hope College will mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with multiple presentations in the spring and fall that will explore ways that the Reformation has shaped the world throughout history as well as its significance for Holland.

    Yearlong Series of Events to Mark Reformation’s 500th Anniversary
  34. Dance Marathon 2017 Photos

    Dance Marathon culminated with a 24-hour dance-a-thon March 10–11, raising a record $275,574.18 for the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. In the past 18 years, Dance Marathon has raised over $2 million for the kids!

    Dance Marathon 2017 Photos
  35. 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
  36. Alumni Feature: Cynthia Bachhuber

    Posted by Raquel Niles

    At my job, I regularly come into contact with maps from the 16th century, letters, and papers from the Civil Rights Movement, and many rare books (Hamilton fans? I just held an original printing of “the Reynold’s Pamphlet”). It really is a pretty amazing spot to find oneself. My path from Hope College history student … Continue reading Alumni Feature: Cynthia Bachhuber

    Alumni Feature: Cynthia Bachhuber
  37. Eric Plaehn Chosen As MIAA Baseball Pitcher Of The Week

    Hope College’s Eric Plaehn has been selected the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Baseball Pitcher of the Week for games played March 6-11.

    Eric Plaehn Chosen As MIAA Baseball Pitcher Of The Week
  38. Music Ensembles to Conduct Spring Concert Tours

    The Hope College Chapel Choir, Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Arts Collective will each be touring during the college’s spring break later this month.

    Music Ensembles to Conduct Spring Concert Tours
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. Hope Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Arts Collective to Perform March 15

    The Hope College Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Arts Collective will present its spring concert, “Hope on the Road,” on Wednesday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Hope Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Arts Collective to Perform March 15
  43. Three Chosen All-Region In Men’s Track & Field

    Three members of the Hope College men’s indoor track & field team have claimed all-region honors from the United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association for the 2017 season.

    Three Chosen All-Region In Men’s Track & Field
  44. Five Named All-Region In Women’s Track & Field

    Five members of the Hope College women’s indoor track & field team have earned all-region recognition from the United States Track & Field Cross Country and Track & Field Coaches Association for the 2017 season.

    Five Named All-Region In Women’s Track & Field
  45. So What IS Public Affairs and Marketing?

    Posted by Nicolette DeSantis

    At the beginning of last year I received an email from the communication department about an internship opportunity with Hope’s Public Affairs and Marketing Department. I applied and ultimately got the position, but was then left thinking, ‘okay, but what is it they do?’ (Great interview preparation, I know.) Now, a year and a half … Continue reading So What IS Public Affairs and Marketing?

    So What IS Public Affairs and Marketing?
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. Ronald E. Neumann to Present “Afghanistan: to Fight… or Run?”

    Hope College will feature the address “Afghanistan: to Fight… or Run?” by Ronald E. Neumann, former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and currently president of the American Academy of Diplomacy, on Monday, March 13, at 1 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall through the Great Decisions Global Discussion Series of the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan.

    Ronald E. Neumann to Present “Afghanistan: to Fight… or Run?”
  51. “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”
  52. 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
  53. “Dance Marathon” Fundraiser Begins March 10

    For an 18th consecutive year, hundreds of Hope College students are putting their time and talents into the campus-wide Dance Marathon fundraiser.

    “Dance Marathon” Fundraiser Begins March 10
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