Hope College News

2019 Jan

  1. Academics

    Hope to Show Documentary Exploring How to Make a Better World for All

    Hope College will offer an advance screening of the new documentary “The Pursuit,” which explores the question of how to create a better world for all, starting with those at the margins of society, on Monday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

  2. Campus Life

    Hope Honors Staff for Service

    Hope College staff members were recognized during the college’s annual service award luncheon, held on Friday, Jan. 18, at the Haworth Inn and Conference Center.

  3. Campus Life

    Annual Provost’s Recognition Event Honors Faculty

    Hope College honored faculty and staff members for service to the college and other professional activity during the annual faculty recognition event coordinated by the Provost’s Office and held at the Maas Center auditorium on Tuesday, Jan. 8.

  4. Campus Life

    Play on Holland’s Early Years to Be Performed on Jan. 26 and 27

    “Vision of New Life,” a play written by local playwright and theatre director Max Bush about Holland’s early years, will be staged on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26 and 27, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on both days at Hope College in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

  5. Academics

    Lectures to Focus on Effect of Aerosol Emissions on Climate and Health

    Research scientist Dr. Douglas R. Worsnop, a 1974 Hope College graduate who is a vice president with Aerodyne Research Inc., will focus on the effect of aerosol emissions on climate and health through two lectures that he will present while at Hope on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 24-25, through the James and Jeanette Neckers Lectureship in Chemistry.

  6. Arts

    Classical Ensemble The 5 Browns Will Featured in Both Concert and Film

    Hope College is featuring the classical ensemble The 5 Browns in two different ways. First, the Hope College Great Performance Series will host The 5 Browns on Friday, Jan. 18, in an already sold-out concert. The sibling ensemble will then be highlighted when the film “Digging Through the Darkness: The 5 Browns Story,” focused on sexual abuse and its aftermath, shows on Friday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

  7. Academics

    Author to Discuss Sustainable Alternatives to Hectic Lifestyle

    Author William Powers, who has worked for two decades in development aid and conservation in Latin America, Africa and North America, will discuss sustainable alternatives to a hectic lifestyle on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 4:30 p.m. at Hope College in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

  8. Campus Life

    Fall 2018 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.

  9. giving

    Hope Alumni Bring Unique Perspectives to the Tech Industry


    One of the best parts of my job is meeting some of Hope’s 33,000 alumni on their home turf. With graduates living in all 50 states and over 80 countries around the world, the opportunities for connections are endless. Whether it’s entrepreneurs from Nairobi, newly found connections in Tokyo or young alumni making their mark in … Continue reading Hope Alumni Bring Unique Perspectives to the Tech Industry

  10. Arts

    StrikeTime Dance Theatre to Present Jan. 11-12 Concerts for Children

    Artwork by Zeeland elementary students and an international collaboration including dancers from Haiti and area schools will be among the highlights of live dance events for children being presented by Hope College dance affiliate StrikeTime Dance Theatre on Friday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

2018 Dec

  1. arts

    Student Profile: Studio Art Major Brianna Derfiny


    Like her classmates in the class of 2019, Brianne Derfiny is at the cusp of transforming from a student into a practicing artist. With that comes the essential question: how to I develop habits of artistic practice that will keep me making art after Hope College?

  2. academics

    Homesick with Home So Soon


         In retrospect, most things seems simple and clear. In retrospect, every challenge pairs with growth. In retrospect, life becomes a movie where the pain of the temporary never quite hits because the hope can be seen on the horizon. Looking back at my time abroad, I can see the lessons, colorful memories, and … Continue reading Homesick with Home So Soon

  3. Giving

    College wins grant to close STEM gender gap

    Grand Rapids Business Journal

    Hope College has been awarded a $223,621 Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Research grant from the New York-based Henry Luce Foundation to support female students pursuing degrees in computer science, engineering and physics.

  4. Academics

    Grant Helps Address National Gender Gap in Three Science Disciplines

    A grant to Hope College from the Clare Boothe Luce Program of the Henry Luce Foundation will help Hope address the national gender gap in STEM fields by providing research experiences and mentoring support to female Hope students majoring in computer science, engineering and physics, as well as community outreach for younger female students from the area.

  5. Campus Life

    Matthew A. Scogin Named 14th President of Hope College

    Associated Press

    Coverage of Hope’s announcement included pieces by mLive, Holland Sentinel, Grand Rapids Business Journal, Crain’s Detroit Business, WZZM-13 and WHTC. WHTC also ran part-one and part-two of its “Meet the New Hope College President” story.

  6. Campus Life

    President-Elect Matthew Scogin Photo Gallery

    On December 7, 2018, the Hope College Board of Trustees elected Matthew A. Scogin ’02 to be the college's 14th president. He will begin his service as president on July 1, 2019.

  7. academics

    “A Gesture, A Face, A Life”: A Faculty Feature from Natalie Dykstra


    I am terrible with good-byes.  When I used to spend the summer on my uncle’s Iowa farm, feeding calves, mowing the large swaths of grass, driving tractor for the hay balers, I would hide in the barn when it was time to return with my parents to a Chicago suburb.  I didn’t want to say … Continue reading “A Gesture, A Face, A Life”: A Faculty Feature from Natalie Dykstra

  8. Matthew A. Scogin
    Campus Life

    Matthew A. Scogin Named 14th President of Hope College

    Matthew A. Scogin, who is chief administrative officer at the global financial advisory firm of Perella Weinberg Partners in New York City and has also held senior positions with both the New York Stock Exchange and U.S. Treasury Department, was elected by the college’s Board of Trustees on Friday, Dec. 7. A 2002 Hope graduate who is currently a member of the board, he will assume office on July 1, 2019.

  9. Campus Life

    President's Christmas Tree Lighting 2018

    President Dennis and Betty Voskuil invited students to join them outside their home on Thursday, November 29, for the Lighting of the Tree and Christmas carols. Followed by a walk to the Bultman Center to enjoy more music, treats and cookie decorating.

  10. Campus Life

    Vespers 2018 Photo

    The 78th annual Hope College Christmas Vespers was presented on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2. The program of Christmas carols and anthems was presented by the college’s Department of Music and featured more than 200 performers in historic Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

  11. Academics

    Hope College: Worldwide Water Solutions


    In an interview with Biology Department Chair Dr. Aaron Best and Hope student Jonas Peterson, this WGVU podcast shines the spotlight on Hope’s innovative work to track and report water issues in 25 developing countries.

  12. Campus Life

    Court rules Holland parking ordinance is illegal

    Holland Sentinel

    A circuit court judge has ruled that a city parking ordinance is illegal and violated the rights of local landlords. According to the ruling, the ordinance failed to advance a legitimate governmental interest, allowing the city of Holland to give preferential treatment to Hope College over private landlords.

  13. academics

    Juried Art Show Provides Hope Students With Invaluable Experience


    The annual juried art show opened in the DePree Gallery on Monday, November 19th.  Twenty-eight students have work in the show, including painting, sculpture, works on paper, textiles, new media, and installation art.  This year the guest juror is Patrick Earl Hammie, a professor of art at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champlain. People may wonder … Continue reading Juried Art Show Provides Hope Students With Invaluable Experience

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