Hope College News

2019 Mar

  1. Academics

    Speaker to Discuss “Inclusive Design, Ethical Tech and All of Us”

    Sara Wachter-Boettcher, who is author of the acclaimed book “Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms and Other Threats of Toxic Tech,” will present the address “Inclusive Design, Ethical Tech and All of Us” on Tuesday, April 2, at 4 p.m. at Hope College in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

  2. Academics

    Hope College French Film Series to Run March 28-30

    The Hope College French Film Festival, sponsored by the college’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages, will show three films from Thursday, March 28, through Saturday, March 30, in the Knickerbocker Theatre.

  3. Campus Life

    Dance Marathon 2019 Photo Gallery

    In its opening moments the 20th annual Dance Marathon had already achieved one milestone, with a record-number 1,100 students participating. A day later, the student-organized event ended with another, raising its highest total yet, $340,172.20, on behalf of the children served by Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital of Grand Rapids.

  4. Campus Life

    Presentation to Focus on History of A.D. Bos Vending Services

    Father and son Thomas G. Bos and Thomas J. Bos will share the story of A.D. Bos Vending Services on Tuesday, March 26, at 4 p.m. at Hope College in the Haworth Inn and Conference Center through the college’s Meijer Lecture Series.

  5. Arts

    Hope College to Present Violin vs. Fiddle Gala Concert on March 25

    Musical works from around the world and in a variety of styles will performed during a Violin vs. Fiddle Gala Concert featuring faculty member Mihai Craioveanu and several guest artists at Hope College on Monday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

  6. Athletics

    Spring Teams To Be Spotlighted On March 11

    As a thank you to our loyal and supportive fans, Hope College is offering a special $5 lunch at the final H-Club Luncheon of the school year next week.

  7. Athletics

    Francesca Buchanan Selected To Play In WBCA All-Star Game

    Hope College women’s basketball student-athlete Francesca Buchanan has been selected to participate in the inaugural Beyond Sports Women’s Collegiate NCAA Division III All-Star Game presented by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.

  8. Arts

    Lecturer to Discuss “The Cosmic Landscape of French and English Gardens”

    Nicola Courtright of the Amherst College art-history faculty will present the address “The Cosmic Landscape of French and English Gardens” on Monday, March 11, at 4 p.m. at Hope College in the Fried-Hemenway Auditorium of the Martha Miller Center for Global Communication through the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program.

  9. Campus Life

    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.

2019 Feb

  1. Campus Life

    Hope, local high schools to hold dance marathons for children’s hospital

    Holland Sentinel

    Hope students will hold the school’s 20th annual Dance Marathon for Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital on March 8-9. Nearly 30 student organizations and more than 950 Hope students will participate in this year’s 24-hour marathon to raise funds and awareness for the hospital’s work.

  2. academics

    A Major Addition


    The neuroscience program at Hope has grown from one course offering to a minor and now a new major starting in the 2019-20 academic year.

  3. Academics

    Speaker to Present “Did America Have a Christian Founding?”

    Dr. Mark David Hall of the George Fox University faculty will present the address “Did America Have a Christian Founding?” on Wednesday, March 6, at 4 p.m. at Hope College in the Fried-Hemenway Auditorium of the Martha Miller Center for Global Communication.

  4. arts

    Elemental Dance 45


    Wind. Water. Fire. Earth. Dance! The elements get physical this March in Dance 45, the annual presentation of dance works choreographed and designed by Hope dance faculty and guest artists. This concert is always a highlight for the department as it culminates an intense rehearsal process for more than 50 student performers that participate each … Continue reading Elemental Dance 45

  5. Campus Life

    Address to Focus on Wartime Internment of Japanese Americans

    Writer and filmmaker Frank Abe will reflect on the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II as the 2019 Asian Heritage Education and Diversity Lecture at Hope College on Thursday, March 7, at 4 p.m. in the Schaap Auditorium on the lower level of the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center.

  6. Arts

    Pianist Adam Clark to Perform on March 3

    Pianist Adam Clark will perform at Hope College as a guest artist on Sunday, March 3 at 3 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

  7. Academics

    Gentile Lectureship Series to Feature High-Performance Computing

    Dr. Valerie Taylor of Argonne National Laboratory will deliver two addresses about high-performance computing while at Hope College on Wednesday and Thursday, March 6 and 7, through the college’s Gentile Interdisciplinary Lecture series in the natural and applied sciences.

  8. Athletics

    Tim Schoonveld Named Full-Time Director of Athletics

    Tim Schoonveld, who has served as co-athletic director at Hope College since joining the faculty in 2009, has been named the college’s first full-time director of athletics, with responsibility for all of Hope’s 22 men’s and women’s intercollegiate teams.

  9. Academics

    Address to Explore Research on Black Female Vampires in Literature

    Dr. Kendra R. Parker of the Hope College English faculty will present “She Bites Back: Black Women as Predators in Life and Lit” on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 3:30 p.m. at Hope in the Fried-Hemenway Auditorium of the Martha Miller Center for Global Communication through the Department of English Colloquium Series.

  10. Arts

    Hope College Theatre to Present “Cry It Out” on Feb. 20-24

    The Department of Theatre at Hope College will present “Cry It Out” on Wednesday-Saturday, Feb. 20-23, at 7:30 p.m., with an additional matinee on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. There will also be a matinee performance on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. that is free of charge. All performances will be in the DeWitt Center main theatre.

  11. Academics

    One Year Later: Coping on the Anniversary of a Tragedy

    Psychology Today

    Last month marked the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren, associate professor of psychology, offers his perspective on finding meaning and purpose in struggle.

  12. Athletics

    Jorge Capestany Named PTR Professional of the Year

    Jorge Capestany, manager of the DeWitt Tennis Center and director of the professional tennis management program at Hope College, has earned yet another prominent award for his work in the tennis world. The Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) has named him its 2019 Professional of the Year.

  13. admissions

    Refer A Student


    Referrals from alumni and families make a difference. Once a prospective student is referred, one in five of them apply. Over the past four years, nearly 300 students are at Hope because they first connected through a referral from someone like you. WHY HOPE? With more than 3,500 colleges and universities in the United States … Continue reading Refer A Student

  14. Academics

    Hope Grad to Discuss Career Using Research Skills from Psych Course

    Dr. Kari Nysse Carris, a 1996 Hope College graduate who is vice president of health sciences at NORC (formerly known as the National Opinion Research Center) at the University of Chicago will present “Research Methods: The Tie That Binds” on Monday, Feb. 18, at 3:30 p.m. at Hope in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall through the college’s annual John Shaughnessy Psychology Lecture Series.

  15. Campus Life

    Austin Channing Brown to Present Black History Month Keynote

    Author Austin Channing Brown will present the address “Speaking Truth to Power” on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts as the 2019 Black History Month keynote lecture at Hope College.

  16. Campus Life

    Lecture to Explore the Art of Chris Stoffel Overvoorde

    Dr. Henk Aay, who is a senior research fellow with the Van Raalte Institute at Hope College, will present the address “Chris Stoffel Overvoorde: History and Landscape Paintings of the Netherlands and America” on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 9:30 a.m. at the Holland Area Arts Council.

  17. Academics

    World War II Tuskegee Airman Franklin J. Macon to Speak at Hope

    Franklin J. Macon, who as a Documented Original Tuskegee Airman during World War II was among the first African American military aviators in the U.S., will speak at Hope College on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 4 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

  18. Academics

    One Way to Make College Meaningful

    New York Times

    There is a growing movement among private colleges and universities to focus on vocation as it evolves from the Christian tradition, in the sense of a “calling.” Consider what happened when the Hope College chapter of Engineers Without Borders embarked on a project to bring water filtration systems to the community of Nkuv in Cameroon.

  19. Athletics

    Leave Your Righteous Indignation on the Field

    Christianity Today

    In sports, like ordinary life, we find ourselves in scenarios where people don’t get what they deserve, Chad Carlson, associate professor of kinesiology.

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