Hope College

2014 Pre-College Conference for Faculty/Staff
August 21-25, 2014



Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 21

Special Note from Public Relations: We are seeking to update our file of portrait quality photos of faculty and staff. A professional photographer will be in the DeWitt Lounge on Thursday August 21 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please avail yourself of this opportunity during one of the breaks or during a free moment. This will only take a few minutes of your time while benefitting you and your department immensely.

If you have not had a new photo taken at Hope, or if you would like to have an updated photograph this year, we ask that you plan to have your photo taken during this opportunity. Faculty request photos on a weekly basis for various professional uses. Please have yours taken so it's available whenever you need it. Thank you!


8:15 a.m.
Communion Service open to all Faculty/Staff
-Dimnent Chapel
9:15 a.m.
Fellowship Time/Refreshments

SESSION I - DeWitt Theatre
Richard Ray, Provost, presiding
All employees are encouraged to attend the President's Address

10:00 - 11:15 a.m.
Introduction of New Faculty & Staff
President's State of the College Address
-John C. Knapp

SESSION II - Location CHANGE: Maas Auditorium
Participation by full-time faculty is expected

1:00-2:45 PM
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Banquet for Faculty, Administrative Staff, Emeritae/i and Spouses or Guests*

-Midtown Conference Center
96 W. 15th Street, Holland
(Punch at 6:00; Dinner at 6:30 PM)
  • Location change due to dining hall renovations scheduled for completion this fall necessitating use of Haworth Inn for student dining. This year's dinner will be a buffet with assorted menu items to accommodate various dietary needs. See registration form for menu. We regret that we will be unable to accommodate other dietary needs beyond this menu for this year's dinner.
  • Limited parking on-site, additional parking available on any public side streets adjacent to the Center
*Attendance Optional - Adults only please
Friday, August 22

SESSION III - Maas Auditorium
John C. Knapp, President, presiding
(this meeting is open to all Hope employees)

8:30 a.m.
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Faculty Business Meeting
Provost's Address to the Faculty
-Richard Ray
Saturday, August 23

Faculty members and their families are invited to join new students and their families
for a picnic supper as guests of the College. 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. in the Pine Grove

Sunday, August 24

Fall Convocation
2:00 p.m. - DeVos Fieldhouse
Speaker: Patrice Rankine, PhD, Dean for Arts & Humanities

Full-time faculty are expected to attend in full academic regalia

Faculty enter at the West entrance and gather in the South Hallway (outside lockerrooms) under the concourse. Be in line and ready to process at 1:30 pm.
The processional will begin at 1:50 pm.

Need a gown or hood? Advanced reservations needed. Contact the
Hope-Geneva Bookstore: Paula Shaughnessy, x7833, shaughnessyp@hope.edu

Monday, August 25
2:00 p.m.
Workshop on Campus Governance
Required for Committee/Board Chairpersons and/or Secretaries
-Herrick Room
Agenda TBD

rev. 07/17/2014

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