Hope College News

2019 Apr

  1. Academics

    Seventeen Students Present Research at National Conference

    A total of 17 Hope College students presented their collaborative faculty-student research during the 33rd National Conference on Undergraduate Research, held on Thursday-Saturday, April 11-13, at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.

  2. Academics

    Eight Hope Students and Grads Honored in NSF Fellowship Program

    A total of eight Hope College students or recent graduates have been recognized with either fellowships or honorable mention through the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) this year.

  3. Academics

    Four Students Receive Competitive Chemical Engineering Internships

    Hope College students Hunter Gieswein, Alexander Osterbaan, Kyra Ross and Alyssa VanZanten have been awarded internships through the SCI Scholars Internship Program, representing nearly 20 percent of the 2019 awardees in this national competition.

  4. Academics

    2019 Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Photo Gallery

    The annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Performance showcased original research by students on topics ranging from the preservation of relics to multiple studies of the Macatawa Watershed, to the impact of immigration on wages in the U.S., to disability in black women’s speculative fiction.

  5. Campus Life

    Hope Graduation Activities Scheduled for Sunday, May 5

    Hope College’s 154th Commencement, celebrating the graduating Class of 2019, will be held on Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. at Ray and Sue Smith Stadium. Baccalaureate will be held earlier in the day, at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

  6. campus-life

    Earth Day

    Posted

    For Dr. Steven Bouma-Prediger, Earth Day is every day. He prefers the term “earthkeeping” since it infers God and faith has been invited into ecological conversations.

  7. Arts

    “One Night Only” Film Series Featuring Sophia Loren to Begin April 15

    The Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre will show four films featuring Sophia Loren during its “One Night Only” series every Monday from April 15 to May 6 at 7:30 p.m. The series will screen “Houseboat,” “Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow,” “Marriage, Italian Style” and “Arabesque.”

  8. Academics

    Hope College documentary helps solve 2002 case of body found in foot locker

    Mlive

    A 2005 documentary by former professor David Schock and his students at Hope helped identify the murder victim in a 2002 cold case in Ottawa County when relatives of the deceased searching the Internet in 2015 found the program online. The police have been investigating since, and announced on April 4 that they have charged three suspects with the crime.

  9. Academics

    Film and Lecture on April 16-17 to Highlight Peace Activist A.J. Muste

    The A.J. Muste Memorial Lecture series at Hope College will highlight the life and thought of the peace activist, who was a 1905 Hope graduate, with two events this year: the screening of a documentary film on April 16 and the series’ annual keynote address on April 17.

  10. Arts

    Hope College Theatre to Present “Seagull” Beginning April 12

    The Department of Theatre at Hope College will present “Seagull” by Anton Chekhov, translated by Curt Columbus, on Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13, and Thursday-Saturday, April 25-27, at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a no-admission matinee on Sunday April 14, at 2 p.m. All performances will be in the Dewitt Center main theatre.

2019 Mar

  1. Arts

    Hope Jazz Groups to Perform on April 3 and April 9

    Hope College jazz combos will perform on Wednesday, April 3, and the Hope College Jazz Arts Collective and Jazz Organ Trio will perform on Tuesday, April 9. Both concerts will be at 7:30 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

  2. Academics

    New Holland City Council Candidate: Vicki-Lynn Holmes

    Holland Sentinel

    Dr. Vicki-Lynn Holmes, associate professor of mathematics and education, has announced she will run for Holland City Council, for the at-large seat currently held by Wayne Klomparens.

  3. Academics

    Inspirés par l’altruisme des superhéros

    AGENCE SCIENCE-PRESSE

    We’ve seen coverage of Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren’s findings that “seeing Superman increases altruism.” But it’s cool to see it in another language! “L’équipe du Dr Daryl Van Tongeren, professeur associé en psychologie du Hope College, a conçu deux expériences où les participants étaient subtilement exposés ou non à des superhéros.”

  4. Academics

    Book of Poetry by David James Published

    Its title poem responding to the February 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the poetry collection “Surreal Expulsion” by David James of the Hope College faculty invites the reader to consider the dynamics of life in an era of division, violence and injustice.

  5. Academics

    Students to Present Creative and Research Projects on April 12

    Original research by students on topics ranging from the preservation of relics, to multiple studies of the Macatawa Watershed, to the impact of immigration on wages in the U.S., to disability in black women’s speculative fiction will be highlighted during the annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity at Hope College on Friday, April 12, from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richard and Helen DeVos Fieldhouse.

  6. Arts

    Hope to Feature Nicole Simental in Donia Organ Concert on April 2

    The Hope College Donia Organ Concert series will feature Nicole Simental, who is assistant director of music and principal organist at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

  7. academics

    Living Sustainably: Kids can learn to be sustainability leaders

    Posted

    By Susan Ipri Brown and Shana McCrumb, Hope College “We need to have a vision of the world we want to create so that we can see ourselves as collaborators with future generations in the project of shaping it.” – Dr. David Grinspoon “Think of your kids and live sustainably.” How often do we hear such statements as … Continue reading Living Sustainably: Kids can learn to be sustainability leaders

  8. Campus Life

    “Senior Recognition and Women of Color Celebration” Is April 17

    Testimonials by outstanding senior students reflecting on their experiences at Hope College will be featured during the Hope College Senior Recognition and Women of Color Celebration on Wednesday, April 17, at 5 p.m. at the Haworth Inn and Conference Center.

  9. Arts

    2019 Musical Showcase Photo Gallery

    Hope College’s major musical groups, along with soloists, chamber groups and small ensembles, presented the 31st annual Musical Showcase on Wednesday, March 13.

  10. Arts

    Hope College Community Gospel Choir to Perform on April 13

    The Hope College Community Gospel Choir will perform its final concert of the spring at Hope College on Saturday, April 13, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel. The concert theme is “The Word of God for the people of God.”

  11. 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.

  12. Athletics

    College team heats up in Florida with 2 no-hitters in 6 days

    Mlive

    Last week, the Hope baseball team had two no-hitters in six days, thanks to freshman left-hander Keaton Hamilton and junior reliever CJ Otteman. Coach Stu Fritz discussed an undefeated spring trip that included two no-hitters during a WHTC interview.

  13. academics

    John Krupczak receives new National Science Foundation award

    Posted

    John Krupczak, Professor of Engineering, received a new National Science Foundation (NSF) award of $50,944 via the University of Texas at Austin for a project titled Capacity-Building Workshops for Competitive S-STEM Proposals from Two-Year Colleges in the Western US.  The award period is 1 January 2019 through 31 December 2020. This project will develop workshops … Continue reading John Krupczak receives new National Science Foundation award

  14. Academics

    Hope sociology departments wins collaboration award

    Holland Sentinel

    Hope’s Department of Sociology and Social Work will receive the inaugural Excellence in Collaboration Award from the Chicago Semester off-campus-study program next month.

  15. academics

    Stu Fritz’s Full-Circle-Plus Journey in the ABCA

    Posted

    Head baseball coach Stu Fritz is a leader in the ABCA and at Hope. As the ABCA’s second vice president in 2018, he was the one responsible for what 7,000 baseball coaches would learn, and from whom, at the convention this past January.

  16. academics

    Six Student Snapshots: A Day with Writers Chen Chen & Hilary Plum

    Posted

    On March 7th, the poet Chen Chen and the writer Hilary Plum visited Hope College as part of the Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series. They visited classrooms, dined with students, answered questions, and read from their latest books. Chen Chen read from his acclaimed first book of poems When I Grow Up I Want to … Continue reading Six Student Snapshots: A Day with Writers Chen Chen & Hilary Plum

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. Academics

    Hope psych prof receives research honor

    Holland Sentinel

    Dr. Katelyn Poelker, assistant professor of psychology, has been honored as an outstanding young researcher with a promising future by the Society for Cross-Cultural Research.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. Campus Life

    Next-Gen Preaching

    Christianity Today

    After much trial and error, Hinga Boersma Dean of the Chapel Rev. Dr. Trygve Johnson discovered four strategies that help him connect with Generation Z from the pulpit.

  26. 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.

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