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Awarded during 2010-2011 academic year...

Student - Faculty Research

Marc Baer, Professor of History
Brent Wilkinson, Class of 2013
“Two Paths to Philanthropy in Victorian Britain”

Curtis Gruenler, Associate Professor of English
Matthew Vermaire, Class of 2012
“Contemplating the Middle English Pearl

Jeanne Petit, Associate Professor of History
Julie Oosterink, Class of 2013
“Catholic Women and the National Catholic Community Houses”

Awarded during 2009-2010 academic year...

Student – Faculty Research

Jonathan Hagood, Assistant Professor of History
Stephen Pedersen, Class of 2011
“The History of Field Research Stations in Costa Rica”

Mark Husbands, The Leonard & Marjorie Maas Associate Professor of Reformed Theology
Amanda Bieri, Class of 2011
“Reading Barth: A Guide to Evangelical Theology”

Jack Mulder, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Andrew Peterson, Class of 2012
“Understanding the Catholic Mind”

First Year Seminar Course Development - No submissions received

First Year Seminar Module Development - No submissions received

Senior Seminar Course Development - No submissions received

Senior Seminar Module Development - No submissions received

Alternative Placement Internships

Steven Hoogerwerf, Associate Professor of Religion
Rebekah Bush, Class of 2012
“Teaching Assistant/Program Assistant, Pine Ridge May Term”

Mini-Grants

Annie Dandavati, Professor of Political Science & Director of Women’s Studies
Joel Toppen, Associate Professor of Political Science
“Human Rights and Human Wrongs”

Steven VanderVeen, Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Faithful Leadership
“Toward Co-Creative Communities: Team-Building Workshops”

Awarded during 2008-2009 academic year...

Student – Faculty Research

Marc Baer, Professor of History
Jon Andreas VanDenend, Class of 2010
“The Vocation of a Public Intellectual: The Life and Work of G. K. Chesterton”

Curtis Gruenler, Associate Professor of English
Peter Kleczynski, Class of 2010
“The Medieval Poetics of Enigma, Piers Plowman, and Cognitive Theories of Metaphor”

Steven Hoogerwerf, Associate Professor of Religion
Ashley Carter, Class of 2010
“Christian Sexual Ethics”

Jeanne Petit, Associate Professor of History
Jacob Douma, Class of 2011
“Laywomen and Laymen in the National Catholic War Council”

Deborah Sturtevant, Professor of Sociology and Social Work and Department Chairperson
Bethany Braaksma, Class of 2010
“Through the Eyes of Orphans: A Challenge for Global Civil Society”

First Year Seminar Course Development - No submissions received

First Year Seminar Module Development - No submissions received

Senior Seminar Course Development

Kim Hawtrey, Professor of Economics
“Beyond Consumerism: Reading the Christian Classics”

Alternative Placement Internships - No submissions received to date /rolling deadline

Mini-Grants - received to date / rolling deadline

Brad W. Richmond, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities
“Chapel Choir Tour of South Africa”

Awarded during 2007-2008 academic year...

Student – Faculty Research - None awarded

First Year Seminar Course Development - None awarded

First Year Seminar Module Development - None awarded

Senior Seminar Course Development

Jesus A. Montaño, Associate Professor of English and Director of Ethnic Studies
“Around the World: Lifelong Learning & Spiritual Growth in Travels, As Well As Writing about Such Endeavors”


Alternative Placement Internships

Chelsea E. Vandlen, Hope Student, Class of 2009
“Health Care Administration / Executive Management”


David DeVisser, M.D., Pre-Med Advisor Assistant and AED Advisor Assistant
“Pre-Med Internship in Uganda Pilot Program”

Virginia Beard, Assistant Professor of Political Science
“Social Science/Political Science Internship/Independent Study Experience in Uganda Pilot Program”

Mini-Grants

Laura A. Shears, Hope Student, Class of 2009
“Hope College’s Architectural Namesakes and Their Relationship to Residential Life”

Jeff R. Brown, Assistant Professor of Engineering
Amanda Baron, MSN, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, and
Director Pre-Health Professions Program for The CrossRoads Project
“Cameroon Water Project and Community Health Education & Assessment”

Awarded during 2006-2007 academic year...

Student – Faculty Research Proposals

Jack Mulder, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Nicholas Engel, Hope Student, Class of 2008
“Kierkegaard and Dogma: Catholic Engagements with Kierkegaard”

Curtis Gruenler, Associate Professor of English
Katherine Masterton, Hope Student, Class of 2008
“The Poetics of Enigma: Riddles, Rhetoric, and Theology in Piers Plowman and Its Contemporaries”

First Year Seminar Course Development Proposals

Carol Simon, Professor Philosophy
“Called to Hope”

Scott VanderStoep, Associate Professor of Psychology and Department Chair
“After Hours: Avocation, Volunteerism, and Leisure in our Spare Time”

First Year Seminar Module Development Proposals

Jesus A. Montaño, Associate Professor of English and Director of Ethnic Studies
“At the CrossRoads of Difference and Ethnicity: Thinking about the Intersections of History, Race, and Identity”

Senior Seminar Course Development Proposals

Elizabeth A. Trembley, Associate Professor of English and Director of FOCUS and SOAR
“Spiritual Writing: Inside and Out”

Alternative Placement Internship Proposals

Amanda J. Barton, MSN, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Director Pre-Health Professions Program for The CrossRoads Project
David DeVisser, MD, Pre-Med Advisor Assistant and AED Advisor Assistant
Barb Osburn, Campus Ministry
“Uganda Externship”

Katy Sundararajan, Chaplain, Campus Ministries
“India Internship”

Awarded during 2005-2006 academic year...

Student – Faculty Research

Jeanne Petit, Assistant Professor of History – Jenelle M. Mittelstaedt, Hope Student, Class of 2007 - “…to undertake research on the political activism of Catholic women in twentieth- century America…to explore our vocations as teachers, historians and Catholics.”

Steve VanderVeen, Professor of Management - Melissa Haligan, Hope Student
“Research on Vocation”


First Year Seminar Course Development

Karima Jeffrey, Assistant Professor of English
J. Jeffrey Tyler, Associate Professor of Religion
“Comic book genre…for the exploration of identity and vocation…”

Donald Cronkite, Professor of Biology
“George Washington seeks a Vocation”


Senior Seminar Course Development Proposals

William Pannapacker, Assistant Professor of English and Towsley Research Scholar
“Exploring Vocation Through Film” – linked to a First Year Seminar of the same name


Mini-Grants

Jeff R. Brown, Assistant Professor of Engineering
“Engineers Without Borders”

Curtis Gruenler, Associate Professor of English
“Midrashes on the Mission of Hope College”

Andrew Dell’Olio, Associate Professor of Philosophy
China Exchange Program

Rev. Fumihito ‘Andy’ Nakajima, Assistant Professor of Japanese & Reformed Church minister of Japanese Worship
Japanese Emersion Missionary Training

Michelle Bombe, Associate Professor of Theatre, Director of Theatre, and Resident Costume Designer
Shakespeare Behind Bars film screening at Hope College


Alternative Placement Internships

Robin Klay, Professor of Economics & Management
“Mexico Vocational Internship Program” (May/June 06)

Annie Dandavati, Professor of Political Science
“Peru service-learning internships addressing placement professionals’ TEV” (Washington, DC honors semester 2007)

Mary DeYoung, Associate Professor of Mathematics
“Experiencing Kenya: Vocational Exploration through Mentorship & Service”

Awarded during 2004-2005 academic year...

Student – Faculty Research Grants

Marc Baer, Professor of History and
Brianne Carpenter, Student Research Assistant, Class of 2008
“A Woman for All Seasons: Thinking Theologically About the Life and Work of Dorothy L. Sayers”

Janet Powers, Associate Professor of Religion and
Rachel Schutte, Student Research Assistant, Class of 2006
“Pentecostal Hermeneutics and the Empowerment of Women”

Deborah Sturtevant, Professor of Sociology and Social Work and
Audra Jobin, Student Research Assistant, Class of 2006
“Child Welfare in Romania”


First Year Seminar Module Development Grants

Todd Steen, Professor of Economics
“A Christian Perspective on Vocation, Work, and Leisure”

Elizabeth Trembley, Associate Professor of English and Director of FOCUS and SOAR Programs
“Thinking About Your Gifts: The HBDI and You”.


Senior Seminar Course Development Grants

Margaret Frens, Assistant Professor, Assistant Athletic Trainer and
Eva Folkert, Senior Women’s Administrator for Athletics
“Directions and Journeys: Family, Faith and Calling”

Curtis Gruenler, Associate Professor of English
“Christianity and Literature: Vocation and Imagination”

Julie Kipp, Associate Professor of English and Towsley Research Scholar
“Advocates for a Better World: Taking Action”


Mini-Grants

Carol Simon, Professor of Philosophy
“Christian Identity at Hope College: A Discussion of Can Hope Endure? A Historical Case Study in Christian Higher Education”

Awarded during 2003-2004 academic year...

First Year Seminar

Deirdre D. Johnson, Associate Professor of Communications and
Debra H. Swanson, Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Work:
Tentative title – “How to Make the Right Choice for You: Parenthood & Vocation”

Curtis Gruenler, Associate Professor of Literature:
Tentative title – “The Call of Songs”

William Pannapacker, Assistant Professor of English and Towsley Research Scholar:
“Exploring Vocation Through Film”


Senior Seminar

Natalie A. Dykstra, Tenure-track Assistant Professor of English:
“Pathographies: Narratives of Illness, Health, and Vocation”

Amanda J. Barton, MSN, RN, Instructor of Pediatrics in the Nursing Department:
“…an internationally focused class that discusses at its core, human rights and human value”