Hope College News

2017 Jun

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. “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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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

2017 May

  1. SEED India Highlights

    Posted by Caroline Hannema

      Check out a short recap of our first SEED trip to India!  It was great to partner with Sawyer and Audio Scripture Ministries to share God’s love through clean water and sports camps. SEED India Highlights – May 2017 Two additional SEED teams will launch in August – one to Costa Rica and one to … Continue reading SEED India Highlights

    SEED India Highlights
  2. Hope Summer Repertory’s 46th Season Opens June 16

    Hope Summer Repertory Theatre will offer a taste of everything, from beloved classics with familiar, toe-tapping tunes to Pulitzer Prize-winning dramas, during its 46th season, opening on Friday, June 16, with the musical “Working.”

    Hope Summer Repertory’s 46th Season Opens June 16
  3. Popular Science Camps for K-12 Students Mark 20th Anniversary

    The 20th anniversary season of the popular summer science camp program at Hope College will feature more than 50 week-long camps for approximately 900 K-12 students between mid-June and the end of July.

    Popular Science Camps for K-12 Students Mark 20th Anniversary
  4. Erin Herrmann Claims NCAA Title In 3,000-Meter Steeplechase

    Erin Herrmann glanced at the video screen as she sprinted toward the finish line. It wasn’t until the final few strides of the 3,000-meter steeplechase that she realized her goal of becoming a national champion for Hope College would be accomplished.

    Erin Herrmann Claims NCAA Title In 3,000-Meter Steeplechase
  5. Hope Alums Help Hope Students Race To Zero

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    Together, five Hope-ites — two alums and three soon-to-be alums — were making known the quality of Hope’s engineering program on a national stage at the Race to Zero Student Design Competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

    Hope Alums Help Hope Students Race To Zero
  6. Some Words For The Summer

    Posted by Raquel Niles

    A Flight for Time By Dana Lamers VanderLugt A friend once told me that if you really want to do something, first write down all the good excuses you’ve got not to do it. When it comes to writing, I’ve got a few: ● All the words have been said. ● I don’t have the … Continue reading Some Words For The Summer

    Some Words For The Summer
  7. Men’s Track & Field Picks Up Three All-Region Honors In Track & Field

    Three members of the Hope College men’s track & field team have earned all-region honors from the United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association for the 2017 outdoor track & field season: Joshua Izenbart, Ben Pederson and Nicholas Salomon.

    Men’s Track & Field Picks Up Three All-Region Honors In Track & Field
  8. Women’s Track & Field Trio Claims All-Region Recognition

    A Hope College trio has earned all-region honors from the United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association for the 2017 outdoor track & field season: Erin Herrmann, Alison Rich and Rachael Webb.

    Women’s Track & Field Trio Claims All-Region Recognition
  9. Students Honored At Annual Ceremony

    Awards and recognitions were presented to Hope College students during the annual Honors Convocation at Dimnent Memorial Chapel on Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Students Honored At Annual Ceremony
  10. Three Hope Softball Players Claim All-Region Honors

    Three Hope College softball players have received all-region honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association for the 2017 season: pitcher Sydney Jones, centerfielder Sammi Adams and catcher Hayley Reitsma.

    Three Hope Softball Players Claim All-Region Honors
  11. Spring 2017 Dean's List Announced

    The Registrar’s Office is pleased to announce Dean’s List recipients for the fall semester. The Dean’s List is awarded to full-time, degree-seeking students who have received grades for all courses in a given semester (no incompletes) and have a semester GPA of 3.50 or above. Hope College Registrar’s Office considers this a significant achievement.

    Spring 2017 Dean's List Announced
  12. The End!

    Posted by Caylee Schweppe

    And just like that my semester abroad is coming to a close. In nine days I’ll be sitting in my house in Geneva, Illinois with my family who I haven’t seen for four and a half months. The best word to describe how I’m feeling at this point is content. I’m happy in Ecuador and … Continue reading The End!

    The End!
  13. Annual Golf Outing Is June 12

    The annual Hope College golf outing, the “Bob DeYoung Hope Classic,” will be held on Monday, June 12, at Ravines Golf Club in Saugatuck.

    Annual Golf Outing Is June 12
  14. Sport Evangelism To Equip Disciples Program Sends Group Of Students To India

    Hope College Athletics is excited to announce the launch of the S.E.E.D. (Sport Evangelism to Equip Disciples) program, a new initiative to provide mission and service minded transformational international trips for student-athletes.

    Sport Evangelism To Equip Disciples Program Sends Group Of Students To India
  15. Commencement 2017 Media Gallery

    Hope College’s 152nd Commencement, celebrating the graduating Class of 2017, was held on Sunday, May 7, at Ray and Sue Smith Stadium.

    Commencement 2017 Media Gallery
  16. The Mother of All Holidays

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed it a national holiday in 1914, and it didn’t take long thereafter for Hallmark Cards to make it a national celebration. Today, Mother’s Day is the third-leading retail holiday in the country, according to the National Retail Federation. Consumers will spend close to $24 billion on flowers, cards, jewelry and other bric-a-brac … Continue reading The Mother of All Holidays

    The Mother of All Holidays
  17. JP Batts Selected All-MIAA First Team In Baseball

    Hope College’s JP Batts has been recognized as one of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s top baseball players for the 2017 season.

    JP Batts Selected All-MIAA First Team In Baseball
  18. Commencement Address Shares Enduring Wisdom from Childhood Song

    Enduring wisdom comes from many sources, and as the members of Hope College’s graduating Class of 2017 prepared to cross the stage at Ray and Sue Smith Stadium during the college’s 152nd Commencement on May 7, they were encouraged to remember a children’s Sunday school song.

    Commencement Address Shares Enduring Wisdom from Childhood Song
  19. Dr. Lindsey Root Luna
    Assistant Professor of Psychology

    Dr. Lindsey Root Luna

    Lindsey Root Luna Receives Hope Outstanding Professor Educator Award

    Dr. Lindsey Root Luna of the Hope College psychology faculty has been presented the 53rd “Hope Outstanding Professor Educator” (H.O.P.E.) Award by the graduating Class of 2017.

    Lindsey Root Luna Receives Hope Outstanding Professor Educator Award
  20. The Gathering – Rope of Hope 2017 Photos

    During the final Gathering, a rope is woven through Dimnent Chapel. At the end of the service, seniors are invited to come and cut a piece of the rope to take with them.

    The Gathering – Rope of Hope 2017 Photos
  21. Graduating Seniors and Recent Graduates Initiated into Phi Beta Kappa

    A total of 74 of Hope College’s graduating seniors and recent graduates were initiated into the Zeta of Michigan chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest scholastic honorary society, on Sunday, April 23, in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

    Graduating Seniors and Recent Graduates Initiated into Phi Beta Kappa
  22. Alumni Weekend 2017 Photos

    Alumni celebrated their favorite Hope memories during Alumni Weekend on April 28 and 29. This spring tradition included reunion events for 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987 and the Fifty Year Circle as well as the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Awards.

    Alumni Weekend 2017 Photos
  23. St. Benedict Institute provides Catholic presence on campus

    OurSundayVisitor

    As the St. Benedict Institute seeks to add a chaplain to its ranks, the leaders of this campus Catholic center at Hope College know the ideal candidate will be someone who can form relationships with students and engage the academy in ecumenical discussion.

    St. Benedict Institute provides Catholic presence on campus
  24. Spring Fling 2017 Photos

    SAC’s last-day-of-school tradition wrapped up a great school year with the Push, inflatables, live music and a picnic in the Pine Grove.

    Spring Fling 2017 Photos
  25. Sammi Adams, Sydney Jones Chosen MIAA Softball Players Of Week

    Hope College centerfielder Sammi Adams and pitcher Sydney Jones are the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Softball Players of the Week for games played April 24-30.

    Sammi Adams, Sydney Jones Chosen MIAA Softball Players Of Week
  26. Book by James Herrick Explores the Rhetoric of Transhumanism

    As technology’s ability to modify human beings on an individual and fundamental level increases, Dr. James Herrick of the Hope College communication faculty hopes to provide help in understanding not just the concepts but the implications of the way they’re described.

    Book by James Herrick Explores the Rhetoric of Transhumanism
  27. Mary VandeHoef to Receive Vanderbush-Weller Award

    Mary VandeHoef, who is head women’s softball coach, intramural director and assistant director of the Dow Center at Hope College, has been named recipient of the college’s 18th annual “Vanderbush-Weller Award” for strong, positive impact on students.

    Mary VandeHoef to Receive Vanderbush-Weller Award
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