Hope College News

2017 Jul

  1. Local man's portrayal of John Adams to air on PBS

    Binghamton

    Episode 1, Making A Nation is being rebroadcast this Monday at 9 pm on WSKG TV and many other PBS stations across the country followed by the premiere of Episode 2 which looks at the drafting of the Constitution.

    Local man's portrayal of John Adams to air on PBS
  2. Sixth Volume Published in Albert Bell’s Mystery Series in Ancient Rome

    Hope College history professor Albert Bell’s mystery series set in the ancient Roman Empire has returned with “Fortune’s Fool: A Sixth Case from the Notebooks of Pliny the Younger,” published recently by Perseverance Press.

    Sixth Volume Published in Albert Bell’s Mystery Series in Ancient Rome
  3. Rev. Dr. Lynn Japinga
    Professor of Religion

    Rev. Dr. Lynn Japinga

    Lynn Japinga of Religion Faculty Participates in Seminar on Teaching Interfaith Understanding

    Dr. Lynn Japinga, professor of religion at Hope College was one of only 25 faculty members from across the country selected from a competitive, national pool of nominees to participate in a faculty seminar on the teaching of interfaith understanding. The seminar was offered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), with support from the Henry Luce Foundation.

    Lynn Japinga of Religion Faculty Participates in Seminar on Teaching Interfaith Understanding
  4. Pun-Named Award Reflects Serious Appreciation of Biologist Greg Fraley

    The Midwest Poultry Consortium’s “Pullet-zer Prize” is named in fun, but it’s sincere in recognizing outstanding teaching. This year’s recipients included Dr. Greg Fraley, professor of biology at Hope College.

    Pun-Named Award Reflects Serious Appreciation of Biologist Greg Fraley
  5. Recent Hope Graduate Anna Dowd Wins Teaching Fellowship

    Anna Dowd of Elk Grove, Illinois, who graduated from Hope College in May, has been named one of only 16 Woodrow Wilson New Jersey Teaching Fellows for 2017.

    Recent Hope Graduate Anna Dowd Wins Teaching Fellowship
  6. Knickerbocker Theatre Offers Four Free Family Films Beginning July 27

    The Hope College Knickerbocker Free Family Film Series will return with four films running on Thursdays, from July 27 to August 17, at 7:30 p.m. This year, all the films are based on classic children’s books.

    Knickerbocker Theatre Offers Four Free Family Films Beginning July 27
  7. Giving Water for Life

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    Water is life. And that’s exactly why the Hope College Engineers Without Borders (EWB) program traveled to Kenya this past May. For three weeks in a rural area just outside Bondo in southwest Kenya, Hope-EWB coordinated and engineered the installation of two wells and a rainwater catchment system.

    Giving Water for Life
  8. Knickerbocker Theatre’s “One Night Only Series” to Feature Judy Garland

    The Knickerbocker Theatre at Hope College will show four films featuring Judy Garland during its “One Night Only” series every Monday from July 24 to August 14 at 7:30 p.m. The series offers the chance to view classic films on the big screen once again, or for the first time.

    Knickerbocker Theatre’s “One Night Only Series” to Feature Judy Garland
  9. How to Navigate Difficult Conversations

    Wall Street Journal

    Jayson Dibble, associate professor of communications, explains why we don't like to be the bearer of bad news.

    How to Navigate Difficult Conversations
  10. Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Opens “A View from the Bridge” as Season’s Final Production on July 21

    With timely themes concerning family, immigration and the American Dream, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre’s production of Arthur Miller’s classic drama “A View from the Bridge” opens on Friday, July 21, and continues through Thursday, Aug. 10, at Hope College in the DeWitt Center main theatre.

    Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Opens “A View from the Bridge” as Season’s Final Production on July 21
  11. Schaap Chemistry Symposium Will Host Chemists from Across U.S.

    Chemical scientists from around the country as well as West Michigan will participate in the inaugural Schaap Chemistry Symposium at Hope College on Thursday and Friday, July 20-21.

    Schaap Chemistry Symposium Will Host Chemists from Across U.S.
  12. Men’s Basketball Receives NABC Team Academic Excellence Award

    The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association-champion Hope College men’s basketball team has earned the National Association of Basketball Coaches Team Academic Excellence Award for the 2016-17 season.

    Men’s Basketball Receives NABC Team Academic Excellence Award
  13. Cecchetti Summer School to Present Performances on July 22

    For a 23rd year, young dancers are spending two weeks at Hope College advancing their artistic talent through the International Summer School of Cecchetti Council of America.

    Cecchetti Summer School to Present Performances on July 22
  14. “History is Always Alive”

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    With this year’s 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into “the war to end all wars,” Hope College faculty and student researchers have delved into the multi-faceted ways Hope and Holland, Michigan, played a part in World War I. What they discovered are timeless tales of patriotism, immigration ideologies and wartime controversy. Led by History … Continue reading “History is Always Alive”

    “History is Always Alive”
  15. My Pluscuamperfectos: Si Hubiera… “If I Had…”

    Posted by Ismael Byers

    So one of the tenses a Spanish student will learn is called the Pluscuamperfecto which is as complicated as it sounds. The structure of this tense usually requires that the user use the past perfect tense in the first clause (I would have…) followed by a conditional perfect tense in the second clause (If I … Continue reading My Pluscuamperfectos: Si Hubiera… “If I Had…”

    My Pluscuamperfectos: Si Hubiera… “If I Had…”
  16. How to find happiness and meaning outside your job

    The Week

    Daryl Van Tongeren, Assistant Professor of Psychology, shares the findings of his study on participants who engage in altruistic endeavors.

    How to find happiness and meaning outside your job
  17. Hope Names Faculty to Endowed Positions

    Hope College has appointed five current members of the faculty to long-standing endowed professorships at the college.

    Hope Names Faculty to Endowed Positions
  18. Jeff Pestun returns to win balloon championship

    Battle Creek Enquirer

    Jeff Pestun, Director of Computing and Information Technology, won the 2017 Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival on Tuesday, July 4.

    Jeff Pestun returns to win balloon championship

2017 Jun

  1. Hey #hope2021! Curious about residence life? Mary and Nicole are here to answer the most common housing questions. Check out their answers over on our story! 🤔☝️

    @hopecollege

    Hey #hope2021! Curious about residence life? Mary and Nicole are here to answer the most common housing questions. Check out their answers over on our story! 🤔☝️

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  2. Milt Nieuwsma ’63 Brings History to Life

    Posted by Grace Glagola

    For this blog post, Hope student Grace Glagola ’20 interviewed Hope alumnus Milton Nieuwsma ’63, co-creator of “Inventing America: Conversations with the Founders.” Hope’s Knickerbocker Theatre will show the premiere of the second episode, “Making a Government,” on June 30 at 8 p.m. Tickets are free and available in the Events and Conferences Office. With … Continue reading Milt Nieuwsma ’63 Brings History to Life

    Milt Nieuwsma ’63 Brings History to Life
  3. HSRT to Present “Annie” Beginning Friday, July 7

    The musical “Annie,” featuring visiting professional actors as well as local children in key roles, will return to the Hope Summer Repertory Theatre stage beginning Friday, July 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the DeWitt Center main theatre.

    HSRT to Present “Annie” Beginning Friday, July 7
  4. Humor and Hopefulness Make the Trip to the HSRT Stage in “Driving Miss Daisy”

    “Driving Miss Daisy” springs to life in Hope Summer Repertory Theatre’s rendition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning and Academy Award-winning comedy-drama. Alfred Uhry’s beloved classic travels to the DeWitt Theatre stage on Friday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m. with its message of friendship, acceptance and hope. “Driving Miss Daisy” is sure to warm the hearts of all audiences, ages 10 to 110, with its touching story.

    Humor and Hopefulness Make the Trip to the HSRT Stage in “Driving Miss Daisy”
  5. Emeritus Chemistry Professor Irwin Brink Dies

    Dr. Irwin J. Brink, a professor emeritus of chemistry who had taught at Hope College for nearly 40 years, died on Friday, June 23, at age 86.

    Emeritus Chemistry Professor Irwin Brink Dies
  6. The Beauty of Sports

    Posted by

    Molweni!  Sorry for taking so long to post another blog.  I am happy to declare that I have been having a great time here in Cape Town and have found myself immersed in fascinating discussions and outrageous adventures.  Through the limited Wifi and taxing essay assignments, I have sadly been lax on sharing my experiences … Continue reading The Beauty of Sports

    The Beauty of Sports
  7. Saint Benedict Institute Hires Priest Chaplain to Serve Hope College Catholics

    The Saint Benedict Institute, a ministry of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, has welcomed Fr. Nicholas Monco, O.P. as the Institute’s chaplain with a full-time ministry to Hope College Catholics. The appointment was made by Bishop David Walkowiak of the Diocese of Grand Rapids in conjunction with the Central Province of the Order of Preachers.

    Saint Benedict Institute Hires Priest Chaplain to Serve Hope College Catholics
  8. Anysie Ishimwe Brings Hope to Global Health

    Posted by Chanda Slenk

    Anysie Ishimwe ’16 has received a prestigious fellowship with Global Health Corps. She will be working as a partnership coordinator with Gardens for Health International in Rwanda. “Global Health Corps is a leadership development organization focused on health equity. We are building a global community of diverse young leaders changing the face of global health.” … Continue reading Anysie Ishimwe Brings Hope to Global Health

    Anysie Ishimwe Brings Hope to Global Health
  9. Hope Colleges receives grants for TRIO Upward bound, science research

    Holland Sentinel

    TRIO Upward Bound received a $378,121 grant from the U.S. Department of Education, which goes into effect starting June 1, 2018, and will provide support through May 2023. Hope’s TRIO Upward Bound program has received federal grants since the program began in 1968.

    Hope Colleges receives grants for TRIO Upward bound, science research
  10. “Working” Provides Timeless Glimpse into the Lives of American Workers

    Hope Summer Repertory Theatre kicks off its 46th season with “Working,” the six-time Tony Award-nominated musical based on Studs Terkel’s 1974 book chronicling the lives of the average American worker, on Friday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

    “Working” Provides Timeless Glimpse into the Lives of American Workers
  11. General Synod’s Meeting at Hope Continues a Long Tradition

    This summer’s June 8-13 meeting of the Reformed Church in America’s General Synod at Hope continues a long tradition, not only of the college’s historic affiliation with the RCA but of hosting the annual gathering itself 12 times in the past 76 years.

    General Synod’s Meeting at Hope Continues a Long Tradition
  12. Brian Coyle’s Jazzy Association

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    Dr. Brian Coyle recently co-founded and now helps lead, as its vice president, the new International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers (ISJAC) of which the Hope College Jazz Studies program is a founding consortium member. Hope is one of only two liberal arts colleges on ISJAC’s directory of respected and innovative jazz schools.

    Brian Coyle’s Jazzy Association
  13. What to Expect for First Year Advising

    Posted by Grace Glagola

    Freshman advising is an incredibly laid back experience. The process depends on whether you declare a major your first year. Not sure on your major yet? If you don’t declare a major your first year, your advisor won’t change. Your First Year Seminar professor will be your advisor until you declare your major. There’s no … Continue reading What to Expect for First Year Advising

    What to Expect for First Year Advising
  14. Hope College TRIO Upward Bound Receives Federal Grant

    The news that Hope College TRIO Upward Bound had again received federal funding — continuing a streak unbroken since the program began in 1968 — was definitely welcome, but when the news arrived the staff was especially focused on final preparations for the program’s soon-to-begin summer session (June 19 – July 28).

    Hope College TRIO Upward Bound Receives Federal Grant
  15. Dr. Lindsey Root Luna
    Assistant Professor of Psychology

    Dr. Lindsey Root Luna

    Lindsey Root Luna Receives Psi Chi Regional Advisor Award

    Dr. Lindsey Root Luna of the Hope College psychology faculty has received the Regional Faculty Advisor Award for the Midwestern Region of Psi Chi – The International Honor Society in Psychology.

    Lindsey Root Luna Receives Psi Chi Regional Advisor Award
  16. Living Sustainably: Students make their own discoveries with air monitors

    Posted by Michelle Gibbs

    LIVING SUSTAINABLY:  Students make their own discoveries with air monitors By Susan Ipri Brown, Hope College Students are naturally curious about the world around them. So why not let that curiosity drive their learning? Simple and compact air quality monitors developed by resident Don Triezenberg are doing just that through a program managed by ExploreHope, Hope College’s … Continue reading Living Sustainably: Students make their own discoveries with air monitors

    Living Sustainably: Students make their own discoveries with air monitors
  17. Living Sustainably: Students make their own discoveries with air monitors

    Holland Sentinel

    Students are naturally curious about the world around them. Simple and compact air quality monitors developed by resident Don Triezenberg are doing just that through a program managed by ExploreHope.

    Living Sustainably: Students make their own discoveries with air monitors
  18. Spring Sports Letterwinners Are Announced; Fifteen Student-Athletes Lettered Four Years

    Letterwinners of 2017 spring sports teams at Hope College have been announced by athletic directors Tim Schoonveld and Melinda Larson. Fifteen athletes lettered in their sport for a fourth consecutive year. They are Sammi Adams (softball), Maddie Bellew (softball), Nancy Benda (tennis), Gunnar Elder (lacrosse), Erin Herrmann (track), Cameron Jones (track), Emily Joosse (track), Sam Kreps (tennis), David Lunderberg (track), Julian Morrison (track), Eric Plaehn (baseball), Sierra Schultz (track), Michael Thomas (baseball), Ty Van Wieren (baseball), Zach Weber (lacrosse).

    Spring Sports Letterwinners Are Announced; Fifteen Student-Athletes Lettered Four Years
  19. Dennis N. Voskuil Appointed Interim President

    Rev. Dr. Dennis N. Voskuil, who has extensive leadership and teaching experience at both Hope College and neighboring Western Theological Seminary, has been appointed interim president of Hope College. The college’s Board of Trustees approved the presidential appointment for up to two years, starting July 1, 2017.

    Dennis N. Voskuil Appointed Interim President
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