Winter Happening Will Feature Seminars and
on Saturday, Jan. 25
Posted January 3, 2003
HOLLAND -- Intuition, memory, Chicago's "Dutch
scavengers" and a Christian perspective on the market
economy will be among the topics featured during the annual
Hope College Winter Happening on Saturday, Jan. 25.
Winter Happening will feature six seminars, a
luncheon with musical entertainment, home men's basketball
and men's and women's swimming competition, three music
performances including the multi-choir "Gospel Fest" concert
and an art exhibition. The event is sponsored by the
college's Alumni Association, and is open to the general
Admission is free to the seminars, recitals and
The seminars "Intuition: Its Powers and Perils,"
"Christianity and the Culture of the Market" and "Chicago's
Dutch Scavengers" will be presented concurrently at 9:30
a.m. "Just How Bad Are Our Memories?," "Hymns My Mother
Taught Me (A History of American Gospel Song)" and "A Miss
Amiss?: Dorm, Dress and Dating for Hope College Women in
the 1940s" will be presented at 11 a.m.
"Intuition: Its Powers and Perils" will consider
not only how intuition can be both remarkably useful and
spectacularly misleading, but also why. The seminar will be
presented by Dr. David Myers, who is the John Dirk Werkman
Professor of Psychology at Hope and author a recently-
published book on the topic of intuition.
"Christianity and the Culture of the Market" will
examine topics including the role and purpose of corporate
leadership, the relationship between values and the market,
and who corporate organizations are ultimately trying to
serve. The seminar will be presented by Dr. Victor Claar,
assistant professor of economics; Dr. Thomas Smith,
associate professor of management; and Vicki TenHaken,
visiting associate professor of management.
"'Garbios': Chicago's Dutch Scavengers" will
consider the history of Dutch scavenging and cartage firms,
from the horse-and-cart operations of the 1800s to the
development of conglomerates of today such as Waste
Management (WMI) and Browning Ferris (BFI). The seminar
will be presented by Dr. Robert Swierenga, who is author of
the book "Dutch Chicago: A History of the Hollanders in the
Windy City" and the A.C. Van Raalte Research Professor and
Adjunct Professor of History at Hope.
"Just How Bad Are Our Memories?" will both review
why memory fails at times and consider how--despite such
failures--memory is better than is commonly believed. The
seminar will be presented by Dr. John Shaughnessy, a
professor of psychology whose research has focused on
practical aspects of memory.
"Hymns My Mother Taught Me (A History of American
Gospel Song)" will trace the history of American gospel song
from Fanny Crosby to Bill Gaither, and will include
historical narrative, group singing, and vocal and piano
solos. The seminar will be presented by Dr. George Kraft,
professor of kinesiology and chair of the department, and
Roberta Kraft, adjunct associate professor of music.
"A Miss Amiss?: Dorm, Dress and Dating for Hope
College Women in the 1940s" will examine Hope from the eyes
of a female residential student, and will consider how life
for women students on campus changed from the first half of
the decade to the post-War period. The seminar will be
presented by Jennifer Hill, a 2002 Hope graduate, and Dr.
Lynn Japinga, associate professor of religion, who
researched the topic together.
The luncheon, which will feature entertainment by
student musicians, will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Haworth
Inn and Conference Center ballroom, and costs $10 per
person. Reservations for the luncheon are required.
Several choirs will present a "Gospel Fest"
concert at 1 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel. Participating
choirs include the Eastern Michigan Gospel Choir, the Hope
College Gospel Choir, Silent Praise and the Voices of Grand
Valley State University. Admission is free.
The men's and women's swimming teams will host
Calvin and Kalamazoo colleges in an MIAA dual meet at 1 p.m.
in the Dow Center's Kresge Natatorium. Admission is free.
The men's basketball team will host Olivet College
at 3 p.m. in the Holland Civic Center. Tickets are $5 for
adults and $2 for students, and a limited number of general
admission tickets will be available for persons attending
other Winter Happening events.
The afternoon and evening will also feature two
Senior Recitals in Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of
Music. Tenor Daniel DuPuis of Flushing and soprano Abby
Whitenight of Ludington will present a combined recital at 4
p.m., and clarinetist Jeremy Davis of Egan, Ill., will
perform at 6 p.m. Admission to both events is free.
In addition to the day's other activities, the
gallery of the De Pree Art Center will be featuring the on-
going exhibition "Michael Ayrton: Myth and the Creative
Process." The exhibition features 41 works, and is
sponsored in celebration of the book "Myth and the Creative
Process: Michael Ayrton and the Myth of Daedalus" by Dr.
Jacob E. Nyenhuis, who is provost emeritus and professor
emeritus of classics, and director of the A.C. Van Raalte
Institute. Curated by Dr. John Wilson, professor emeritus
of art history, the exhibition will run Monday, Jan. 13,
through Friday, Feb. 7. The gallery is open Monday-Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission is free.
In addition to being required for the luncheon,
advanced registration is recommended for the seminars.
Additional information may be obtained by calling the
college's Office of Public and Alumni Relations at (616)
Registration during the morning of the event will
be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Haworth Inn and Conference