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2024 Feb

  1. Academics

    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.

  2. Giving

    Hope College is ready to celebrate Day of Giving

    Hope College’s 10th annual Day of Giving is this Thursday and Friday, Feb. 22–23, 2024. The 36-hour fundraising frenzy raises money for student scholarships from the Hope Fund, and for academic and co-curricular programs across campus, including Hope Forward.

  3. Academics

    Stephen Maiullo Named Dean of Arts and Humanities

    Hope College has appointed an experienced and respected campus leader as dean of arts and humanities, naming current faculty member Dr. Stephen Maiullo to the role following a national search.

  4. Arts

    Hope College exhibit highlights African artwork


    An exhibit highlighting modern African art is currently on display in Holland Deep Roots, New Shoots: Modern and Contemporary African Art from the KAM Collection features forty African artworks created between the 1960s and the early 2020s.

  5. Arts

    Musical Showcase Photo Gallery

    The 35th annual Hope College Musical Showcase was presented on Friday, Feb. 9. The concert featured 200 Hope College students performing in the Department of Music’s major instrumental and vocal ensembles and soloists.

  6. Arts

    Great Performance Series to Feature Galvin Cello Quartet on Feb. 29

    The Hope College Great Performance Series will feature the internationally diverse Galvin Cello Quartet on Thursday, Feb. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. The award-winning quartet is comprised of members from China, Brazil, South Korea and the United States.

  7. Academics

    Lectures Will Focus on Nanotechnology and Its Social Impact

    Dr. Naomi J. Halas of Rice University will focus on nanotechnology and its social impact through two lectures while at Hope College on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 15-16, through the college’s James and Jeanette Neckers Lectureship in Chemistry.

  8. Arts

    Hope Theatre to Present “John Proctor is the Villain”

    The Department of Theatre at Hope College will present Kimberly Belflower’s “John Proctor is the Villain” on Friday-Sunday, Feb. 23-25, and Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 29-March 3, in the 75-seat studio theatre of the DeWitt Student and Cultural Center.

  9. Academics

    Chemistry Professor Meagan Elinski Receives Cottrell Scholar Award

    Dr. Meagan Elinski, assistant professor of chemistry at Hope College, is one of only 19 early-career scientists in astronomy, chemistry or physics nationwide to receive a 2024 Cottrell Scholar Award from Research Corporation for Science Advancement.

  10. Arts

    Hope College Presents Dance 50 on Feb. 9-10 and 15-17

    The Department of Dance at Hope College will present its annual concert, Dance 50 this year, on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9 and 10, and Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 15-17, at 7:30 p.m. in the DeWitt Center main theatre.

2024 Jan

  1. Campus Life

    CASA and Step Up Receive State Grant for Summer Programs

    The Children’s After School Achievement (CASA) and Step Up programs at Hope College have received a grant from the Michigan’s Department of Education’s Out-of-School Time initiative for their summer sessions for Holland-area children finishing first through eighth grade.

  2. Arts

    Hope College to Present 35th Musical Showcase on Feb. 9

    The 35th annual Hope College Musical Showcase will be presented on Friday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. The concert will feature 200 Hope College students performing in the Department of Music’s major instrumental and vocal ensembles and soloists.

  3. Athletics

    Kirk Cousins' unexpected appearance gains students extra credit


    It was a rainy Wednesday in Holland, Michigan, and Hope College juniors Hannah Pearce and Breck McCloskey were on their way to the campus fitness center for a workout. Though they didn't realize it initially, they walked past a western Michigan icon.

  4. Academics

    Event to Feature Dana VanderLugt, Author of “Enemies in the Orchard”

    Author Dana VanderLugt, whose book “Enemies in the Orchard: A World War 2 Novel in Verse” recalls the use of German prisoners of war on farms in West Michigan during World War II, will be featured at Hope College in an on-stage conversation with retired English professor Jack Ridl on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

  5. Campus Life

    Crazy faith to fix the impossible with Hope College President Matt Scogin

    Made to Advance

    Matt Scogin’s path to the presidency at Hope College was anything but conventional, having spent time in both Washington, D.C. and on Wall Street before arriving back on campus in Holland, Michigan in 2019. Possibly even more unconventional is how he’s leaning on the power of the Gospel to face higher education’s biggest challenges head on.

  6. Academics

    Fall 2023 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.

  7. Arts

    StrikeTime Dance Theatre Concert for Children Rescheduled to Jan. 20

    Hope College dance affiliate StrikeTime Dance Theatre will present a live dance event for children, “Dancing Through the Pages: Illustrations,” on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland. The performance was originally scheduled for Friday, Jan. 12, but was postponed due to the recent winter storm.

  8. Campus Life

    Christian Colleges Try Eliminating Tuition to Draw Students

    Christianity Today

    Hope asks students receiving free tuition to sign a covenant that they will give annually in any amount after graduation. “We went to this amazing line Jesus uses in Matthew 10:8, where he says, Freely you’ve received, now freely give.

  9. Athletics

    Derik Smith "Courage in Sports: Gridiron Greatness"


    Hope College junior two-sport athlete Derik Smith was featured on a nationwide CBS program "Courage in Sports: Gridiron Heroes" on Veteran's Day in 2023. Smith uses a prosthetic leg to play football and compete in track and field for the Flying Dutchmen.

  10. Campus Life

    Lecture on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to Examine King’s Legacy and Launch 40th Anniversary of Hope’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion

    This year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Lecture at Hope College will include national as well as local perspective. Hope Professor Emeritus John Yelding, a specialist in diversity in education who continues to be active at the college as a teacher and mentor, will present “Reflections on MLK, Civil Rights, and DEI at Hope College” on Monday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

  11. Arts

    Original Production by Hope College Theatre Receives Special Recognition

    The Hope College Department of Theatre has been invited to perform the original production “The Boy Who Hates Everything” during the Region III Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), which is being hosted by the University of Michigan-Flint on Tuesday-Sunday, Jan. 9-14.