Hope College to Host Annual Meeting of
"Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters"
Posted March 10, 2003
HOLLAND -- Hope College will host hundreds of
academicians from around the state and beyond during the
2003 meetings of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and
Letters, which will be held at the college on Friday-
Saturday, March 21-22.
Nearly 400 scholars have presentations scheduled
for the two-day event. The meetings will cover 27 general
fields, ranging from administration to zoology.
Dr. David Myers of the Hope psychology faculty
will be the event's featured speaker. He will present
"Twenty-Five Years of Professing Hope: Lessons I've
Learned" during a luncheon on Friday, March 21.
Hope faculty and students will make a total of 21
presentations during the annual meetings. Hope scholars
will discuss their research in botany and plant biology;
economics; environmental science and ecology; French and
Italian language and literature; geology; Germanic languages
and literature; language and literature; library and
information sciences; philosophy; and Spanish language,
literature, and culture.
Highlights during the meetings will include a
special geology session on the coastal dune complex along
the southeastern coast of Lake Michigan. Dr. Ed Hansen of
the Hope geology and environmental science faculty, who
conducts research on sand dunes, has arranged for 16
specialists from Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Canada and
Colorado to share their insights about "The Geology and
Geomorphology of the Lake Michigan Coast" on Friday, March
21. The symposium will be followed by a coastal field trip
on Saturday, March 22.
The academy's meetings are open to the public.
Registration is $75 for non-members, plus and additional $11
for those interested in the banquet, and may be paid onsite
at the college's Maas Center on Friday, March 21, beginning
at 7 a.m. The first sessions begin at 8 a.m.
Founded in 1894, the Michigan Academy of Science,
Arts, and Letters is a regional professional organization
that facilitates scholarly exchange through annual meetings
and a quarterly journal featuring papers and news about
research at Michigan colleges and universities. The academy
is housed at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
More than half of the academy's current members
are faculty and graduate students of supporting Michigan
colleges and universities. Other members include
independent scholars, scholars from other states, and people
engaged in relevant research in business and government.
A total of 27 colleges and universities are
institutional members of the Michigan Academy. In addition
to Hope, the institutional members are: Adrian College,
Albion College, Alma College, Andrews University, Calvin
College, Central Michigan University, Concordia University,
Cornerstone University, Cranbrook Institute of Science,
Davenport University, Eastern Michigan University, Ferris
State University, Grand Valley State University, Henry Ford
Community College, Kalamazoo College, Lake Superior State
University, Macomb Community College, Madonna University,
Michigan State University, Northern Michigan University,
Oakland University, Saginaw Valley State University, the
University of Detroit Mercy, the University of Michigan,
Wayne State University and Western Michigan University.