Hope College News

2018 Aug

  1. Exhibition “Living Tradition: Contemporary Ethiopian Christian Art from the Sobania Collection” to Open on Sept. 21

    A new exhibition opening at the Hope College Kruizenga Art Museum on Friday, Sept. 21, explores the beliefs and practices of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church as they are reflected in contemporary paintings, icons, liturgical objects and other works of art. The 67 artworks in the exhibition were collected and donated to the Kruizenga Art Museum by Dr. Neal Sobania, a Hope alumnus from the Class of 1968 who was a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia and later went on to make Eastern Africa the focus of his academic career.

    Exhibition “Living Tradition: Contemporary Ethiopian Christian Art from the Sobania Collection” to Open on Sept. 21
  2. Class of 2022 Generational Students

    This year 108 incoming new Hope College students have alumni generational ties. If the information is incomplete or if we have missed someone, please send an email to alumni@hope.edu.

    Class of 2022 Generational Students
  3. Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Announces Its 48th Season

    As the end of August approaches, it might seem that Hope Summer Repertory Theatre would be packing away the sets, lights and costumes, but HSRT already has eyes on the summer of 2019.

    Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Announces Its 48th Season
  4. Hope College Announces the 2018-19 Great Performance Series Lineup

    Hope College has announced its 2018-19 Great Performance Series lineup. The cultural arts series has brought internationally renowned artists in music, dance and theatre to the Holland community for more than 47 years.

    Hope College Announces the 2018-19 Great Performance Series Lineup
  5. Baseball Earns ABCA Team Academic Excellence Honor

    The Hope College baseball team is part of an elite group to claim the American Baseball Coaches Association Team Academic Excellence honors for the 2017-18 school year.

    Baseball Earns ABCA Team Academic Excellence Honor
  6. Hope/Holland Community Day Will Be Aug. 31

    A traditional picnic featuring live music on the Hope College campus, home competition in men’s soccer and football, and the sights of Windmill Island Gardens will all be among the features of the 53rd annual Hope/Holland Community Day on Friday, Aug. 31.

    Hope/Holland Community Day Will Be Aug. 31
  7. Chemist Jeffrey Johnson Receives NSF Grant to Develop a New Tool to Help Molecular Researchers

    If you’re contemplating cutting through a block wall with a hammer and chisel, a powered rotary concrete saw becomes pretty appealing. That’s the sort of upgrade that Dr. Jeffrey Johnson of the Hope College chemistry faculty is hoping to provide to organic chemists by working in the developing field of carbon-carbon bond activation.

    Chemist Jeffrey Johnson Receives NSF Grant to Develop a New Tool to Help Molecular Researchers
  8. New Student-Teaching Approach Addresses New Education Realities

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    By every measure, the Hope College Department of Education is hitting it out of the park when it comes to preparing students to be teachers. Hope’s teacher education program is consistently ranked near the top in the state of Michigan, as well as in the nation, for teacher quality and effectiveness. Additionally, classes of Hope education graduates … Continue reading New Student-Teaching Approach Addresses New Education Realities

    New Student-Teaching Approach Addresses New Education Realities
  9. Statistics Textbook Wins Second National Award and Is Published in New Edition for Advanced Placement Classes

    A college-level statistics textbook whose co-authors include Todd Swanson and Jill VanderStoep of the Hope College mathematics faculty has won a second national award and will soon be reaching even more students in a new version developed for high school Advanced Placement classes.

    Statistics Textbook Wins Second National Award and Is Published in New Edition for Advanced Placement Classes
  10. Former Hope First Lady Margaret Van Wylen Dies

    Dr. Margaret Van Wylen of Holland, who was the first lady of Hope College for 15 years, died on Saturday, August 4, 2018, one day before her 94th birthday.

    Former Hope First Lady Margaret Van Wylen Dies
  11. Hope Students Conquer Internships

    Posted by Career Development Center '

    Isn’t summer the best?  Ice cream, bonfires, picnics, the beach and warm temperatures!  Here at Hope many students are also spending their days participating in summer internships.  Take a peek at what a few students have been up to! Kelly Arnold, Senior, Communication Major (Digital Marketing Focus)   Where have you been interning this summer?  This … Continue reading Hope Students Conquer Internships

    Hope Students Conquer Internships
  12. Panel Discussion on August 9 Will Focus on Advocacy for Immigrants

    Advocacy for immigrants will be the focus of a panel discussion on Thursday, Aug. 9, at 2 p.m. at Hope College in the Fried-Hemenway Auditorium of the Martha Miller Center for Global Communication.

    Panel Discussion on August 9 Will Focus on Advocacy for Immigrants
  13. Hope Summer Repertory Theatre to Announce Season 48 on August 8

    Hope Summer Repertory Theatre already has eyes on next season - and they are eager to share the news. The West Michigan theatre company will announce Season 48 after the final performance of “Godspell” on August 8.

    Hope Summer Repertory Theatre to Announce Season 48 on August 8
  14. Men’s Golf Tops 14 MIAA Team GPA Award Recipients

    Fourteen Hope College athletic teams have earned the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Team GPA Award for the 2017-18 school year.

    Men’s Golf Tops 14 MIAA Team GPA Award Recipients

2018 Jul

  1. New Evidence Suggests Harsher Sentences Don't Always Deter More Crime

    Mackinac Center for Public Policy

    Mackinac Center Scholar Dr. Sarah Estelle, who is an associate professor of economics at Hope, has published new findings on the effects of harsher sentences on future crime.

    New Evidence Suggests Harsher Sentences Don't Always Deter More Crime
  2. Hope College TRIO Upward Bound to Celebrate 50 Years of Impact

    Hope College TRIO Upward Bound is one of the oldest continuous Upward Bound programs in the country, and although it’s that longevity that’s providing the occasion, it’s the impact that will be celebrated during the program’s 50th-anniversary banquet on August 4.

    Hope College TRIO Upward Bound to Celebrate 50 Years of Impact
  3. At Home In Holland

    Star Tribune

    For the sixth straight year, Hope College welcomed Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins and his summer football camp for kids. Cousins' camp received additional coverage from the Minnesota Vikings, ESPN's SportsCenter , USA Today and WOOD-TV.

    At Home In Holland
  4. Jeffrey Johnson receives new NSF award

    Posted by Ronald Fleischmann

    Jeffrey Johnson, Professor of Chemistry, received a new National Science Foundation award in the amount of $273,855 for a project titled RUI: Carbon-carbon single bond activation as a route to new organic transformations.  The award period is 1 September 2018 through 31 August 2021. The purpose of this project is to develop a broad understanding of … Continue reading Jeffrey Johnson receives new NSF award

    Jeffrey Johnson receives new NSF award
  5. Hope Alums and Students Make Their Mark on HSRT

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    From the managing director to a teaching artist to a scriptwriter to Oscar Madison, Hope College alumni (and current students too!) have been making their mark on this year’s highly entertaining and successful season of Hope Summer Repertory Theatre. This is not a new phenomenon; Hope theatre majors and professionals have long had great representation … Continue reading Hope Alums and Students Make Their Mark on HSRT

    Hope Alums and Students Make Their Mark on HSRT
  6. NSF Grant Supports Research on Neutron Stars

    Science fiction has humankind traveling among the stars, but back on 21st-century Earth that’s not happening yet, presenting a challenge to researchers hoping to better understand celestial objects trillions of miles away.

    NSF Grant Supports Research on Neutron Stars
  7. Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre Announces Free Family Film Series

    The Hope College Knickerbocker Free Family Film Series will return with four films running on Thursdays, from July 26 to August 16, at 7:30 p.m. This year the series features four blockbusters from the late 1970s.

    Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre Announces Free Family Film Series
  8. Why black culture thrives alongside rampant racism

    Washington Post

    Dr. Fred L. Johnson III, associate professor of history, offers his perspective on the two very different paths of American race relations.

    Why black culture thrives alongside rampant racism
  9. Q & A with our new leader Shonn Colbrunn ’94

    Posted by Career Development Center '

    Meet our new Executive Director, Shonn Colbrunn! If you have not already heard the news the Career Development Center is no more! We have combined our efforts with Alumni and Family Engagement as well as Academic Advising to form the Boerigter Center for Calling and Career. Shonn Colbrunn ’94 is leading the charge as the … Continue reading Q & A with our new leader Shonn Colbrunn ’94

    Q & A with our new leader Shonn Colbrunn ’94
  10. Open Office Design: a new reality for the Boerigter Center for Calling and Career

    Posted by Career Development Center '

    The new Boerigter Center for Calling and Career, launching this fall, is making a bold statement about the intentional design of work space on Hope’s campus. We’re adopting a work-space model that is not very common on college campuses today, but is known to foster greater collaboration and innovation. The staff and students of the … Continue reading Open Office Design: a new reality for the Boerigter Center for Calling and Career

    Open Office Design: a new reality for the Boerigter Center for Calling and Career
  11. When a Colleague Is Driving You Crazy

    New York Times

    Whether you’re addressing an awkward issue as a manager or a peer, acknowledge the awkwardness up front, says Dr. Jayson Dibble, associate of communication.

    When a Colleague Is Driving You Crazy
  12. Hope College basketball teams top nation in attendance again

    Holland Sentinel

    Hope College owns a now decade-long stretch of unmatched fan support for its Division III basketball teams. A nation-leading total of 51,054 fans attended basketball games at DeVos Fieldhouse during the 2017-18 season.

    Hope College basketball teams top nation in attendance again
  13. A Thai cave, an extraordinary tale and a captivated world

    Associated Press

    “We really needed something to cheer for right now. We needed some positivity. We needed a good headline that could carry the day,” says Daryl Van Tongeren, associate professor of psychology, who studies how humans build meaning in their lives.

    A Thai cave, an extraordinary tale and a captivated world
  14. Cecchetti Summer School to Present Performances on July 21

    For a 24th year, young dancers are spending two weeks at Hope College advancing their artistic talent through the International Summer School of the Cecchetti Council of America.

    Cecchetti Summer School to Present Performances on July 21
  15. He Comes In A Whisper, He Come In A Wave

    Poetice International

    Hope softball coach Mary Vande Hoef shares her experience of leading a group of Hope student-athletes to Choma to do sports ministry and to help ensure clean drinking water.

    He Comes In A Whisper, He Come In A Wave
  16. Lindsey Root Luna Elected to Psi Chi Board of Directors

    Dr. Lindsey Root Luna of the Hope College psychology faculty has been elected vice president of the Midwestern Region of Psi Chi – The International Honor Society in Psychology, a role that also includes serving on the society’s board of directors.

    Lindsey Root Luna Elected to Psi Chi Board of Directors
  17. HSRT Launches Sensory-Friendly Initiative for Patrons with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities

    As part of its 47th season, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre (HSRT) has launched a sensory-friendly initiative to directly increase accessibility for patrons with autism and other developmental disabilities. Since the opening of the world-premiere musical “Dragon Pack Snack Attack” on June 13, the Holland-based theatre has been offering tools and materials to assist patrons of all abilities with enjoying a welcoming, safe, and comfortable theatre experience.

    HSRT Launches Sensory-Friendly Initiative for Patrons with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities
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