Hope College News

2023 Sep

  1. Campus Life

    Holocaust Survivor Tova Friedman to Speak at Hope College

    Holocaust survivor Tova Friedman, who as a child was imprisoned in the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II, will speak at Hope College on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 9:30 a.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts hosted by the Hope Academy of Senior Professionals (HASP).

  2. Academics

    Gentile Lecture Series to Highlight “Mathematics for Human Flourishing”

    Dr. Francis Su, who is the Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College and a past president of the Mathematical Association of America, will present the address “Mathematics for Human Flourishing” at Hope College on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 5:30 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

  3. Academics

    Hope College to Host Fellow in ACE Leadership-Development Program

    Hope College will serve as the host site during the spring semester for Dr. Vicki Baker of the Albion College faculty, who is one of only 36 college or university faculty or staff members from around the country chosen to participate in leadership development as a 2023-24 American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow.

  4. Academics

    Affirmative Action and Fairness, Part 2

    Reformed Journal

    "Our Creator-endowed reasoning skills should be used to improve our understanding of such complex phenomena and to tell the truth about them, even if such understanding might not align with our views of world events, present or past."

  5. Academics

    Affirmative Action and Fairness

    Reformed Journal

    'At some level, as noted in higher education outlets, the ruling might not impact us mere mortals who teach and learn at less competitive schools. "

  6. Campus Life

    Research Center Renamed to Honor Jacob and Leona Nyenhuis

    The Van Raalte Institute and Hope College have honored Dr. Jacob and Leona Nyenhuis for their many decades of scholarship and service with the addition of their names to the Theil Research Center, home of the Van Raalte Institute since 2004.

  7. Arts

    Hope College Choirs to Perform in Pine Grove on Sept. 29

    The Hope College choirs will perform on Friday, Sept. 29, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Pine Grove in the central campus. The concert will feature the Chapel Choir, SPERA, and College Chorus, as well as vocalists and instrumentalists from the college’s Department of Music.

  8. Academics

    Visiting Writers Series to Feature Elizabeth Trembley and MK Czerwiec

    Hope College’s Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series will feature authors Elizabeth Trembley and MK Czerwiec, who combine visual art and narrative in their graphic memoirs to explore themes such as memory, trauma, illness and healthcare, on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in Schaap Auditorium of the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center.

  9. Campus Life

    Orientation for ‘Gen P’

    Inside Higher Ed

    Ellen Awad, associate dean for student life at Hope College, a Christian liberal arts school in Michigan, says that Hope, too, has taken a “back-to-basics” approach to orientation

  10. Campus Life

    Hope College works to connect students with employers

    Wood TV

    Hope College is taking a new approach to connecting talent to West Michigan employers. At the same time, the college is connecting its students to employers in a way that sets them up for success when they get out into the real world.

  11. Campus Life

    2023 Fall Convocation Photo Gallery

    As Hope College formally launched its 162nd academic year with its Opening Convocation, featured speaker Rebekah L. Starkenburg provided tools to help the members of the incoming freshman Class of 2027 navigate those moments and make the most of their time as college students.

2023 Aug

  1. Campus Life

    Talk of the Town: Becky Starkenburg

    1450 WHTC

    Becky Starkenburg, Dean of Students at Hope College, talked about the start of the school's 162nd Academic Year and more during an appearance in a live broadcast at the DeWitt Center of Hope College on Aug. 31, 2023.

  2. Campus Life

    Talk of the Town: Shonn Colbrunn

    1450 WHTC

    Shonn Colburnn, Executive Director of the Boerigter Center for Calling & Career at Hope College, talked about how to guide students through college and beyond during an Aug. 31, 2023 appearance at a live broadcast from the DeWitt Center at Hope College.

  3. Athletics

    Talk of the Town: Peter Stuursma

    1450 WHTC

    Hope College Head Football Coach Peter Stuursma talked about his team, his program, and the upcoming season during an Aug. 31, 2023 appearance at a live broadcast from the DeWitt Center at Hope College.

  4. Campus Life

    Hope President Scogin talks enrollment, academics, momentum ahead of new year

    Holland Sentinel

    Hope College is settling in for the school year. With it comes the fifth year at helm for Hope President Matthew Scogin. On the day before the start of classes, Scogin spoke to The Sentinel about academics, enrollment and the “contagious positive momentum” around campus.

  5. Campus Life

    Opening Convocation Address Outlines Path to Meaningful College Life

    Even a welcome, sought-after change can lead to anxious moments. As Hope College formally launched its 162nd academic year with its Opening Convocation, featured speaker Rebekah L. Starkenburg provided tools to help the members of the incoming freshman Class of 2027 navigate those moments and make the most of their time as college students.

  6. Academics



    Colin Hoogerwerf, the Media Editor at BIOLOGOS and a Hope graduate, released a podcast on trees in August where Dr. Jianhua Li, the Elliot T. Weier Professor of Plant Science and several other botanists were featured.

  7. Arts

    Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre Announces a Four-Film Series

    The Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland is presenting a series of four films featuring new independent, international, and non-mainstream films in September and October. With the exception of the first film, the series is returning to its Monday-Saturday format, with all films beginning at 7:30 p.m.

  8. Campus Life

    Carol Schaap Remembered for Transformative Impact on Hope

    Carol Schaap, who died on Friday, Aug. 4, 2023, at age 85, is remembered at Hope for having a transformative impact on the campus and multiple college programs, spanning academics, co-curricular experiences, faith formation and financial aid.

  9. Academics

    Yes, We Have to Talk about Economics

    Reformed Journal

    As two professional economists who each have taught for over thirty-five years, we are always encouraging people to think carefully about economic matters.

  10. Academics

    How Many Credit Cards Should You Have?


    The number of credit cards a person should have is dependent on a person’s financial objectives and financial discipline.

  11. Academics

    Painting Honors Retired Chemistry Faculty Elaine and Eugene Jekel

    A painting commissioned by the Department of Chemistry at Hope College honors retired professors Dr. Eugene Jekel ’52 of Holland and the late Dr. Elaine Jekel for their impact on chemistry education — and tens of thousands of students — across the country and around the world through a long-running program at Hope for high school teachers.

  12. Campus Life

    Class Of 2027 Generational Students

    This fall, Hope will welcome 120 incoming students with generational ties. From mothers and fathers to great-great-grandparents, these students will follow in the footsteps of the many family members who have graduated from Hope College before them. If the information is incomplete or if we have missed someone, please send an email to alumni@hope.edu.

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