Hope College News

2019 Aug

  1. academics

    Water Research for the Global Good


    It’s World Water Week beginning Monday, August 25, and this year’s theme is “Water for Society — Including All.” Four Hope College professors have been conducting research with that theme in mind for three years now. Dr. Jonathan Peterson of the geological and environmental sciences department, Dr. Aaron Best of the biology department, and Dr. … Continue reading Water Research for the Global Good

  2. Campus Life

    Class of 2023 Generational Students

    This year 109 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.

  3. Arts

    Hope College Announces the 2019-20 Great Performance Series Lineup

    The Hope College Great Performance Series lineup for 2019-20 will feature artists from Mexico, Cuba, China, Zimbabwe, Korea, Taiwan, Spain and the U.S. The cultural arts series has brought internationally renowned artists in music, dance, and theatre to the Holland community for more than 50 years.

2019 Jul

  1. Ryan McFall

    Hope People: Ryan McFall, Professor of Computer Science

    The opportunity to see first-year students develop into successful computer scientists “thinking the way a computer scientist thinks” and making an impact outside of Hope is a highlight of Ryan McFall’s job.

  2. Campus Life

    He's young, and with no academic experience, but ready to lead Hope College

    Detroit Free Press

    “I loved my career. I never saw this coming,” said Hope’s new president, Matthew A. Scogin. But then the discussions began about him coming back to Hope. And he started praying. And God used a verse to help him make up his mind — Proverbs 16:9, which says, “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”

  3. Academics

    Every Atom | No. 60

    North American Review

    Two hundred years after his birth, Walt Whitman still resonates with readers of his poetry. Dr. William Pannapacker, professor of English, reflects on the lasting lessons of the writer.

  4. academics

    Biofuels in High School


    At Hope College, where undergraduate research is the norm, poster presentations are not unusual. Wandering into the Intro to Engineering Lab then, and finding students presenting research on Biofuels was not all that surprising. Talking with the students who understood the subtleties of their research and could speak with clarity about the context and stakes of … Continue reading Biofuels in High School

  5. Academics

    Why Is It That Some People Can Never Be Satisfied?

    Psychology Today

    Research by Hope faculty is cited in this article on chronic dissatisfaction and lack of gratitude. In their research, Dr. Charlotte Witvliet, professor of psychology, with alum Fallon Richie and colleagues Dr. Lindsey Root Luna and Dr. Daryl VanTongeren, found that people who gratefully remembered a past hope that was fulfilled increased their present happiness and hope for the future.

  6. campus-life

    Press Pause: Stand and Stare?


    “What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.” That’s a nice idea, I thought instantaneously as I scrolled to the next thing on my feed, not registering the words under my fingertips. My mind was in every place yet no place… that party last night, the subsequent … Continue reading Press Pause: Stand and Stare?

  7. Academics

    Local competitor sets record in first cubing competition held in Holland

    Holland Sentinel

    In July, Holland’s first-ever World Cube Association event was held at Hope College, hosted by 3rd Coast Cubing. (The competition was extra exciting for Dr. Brent Krueger, professor of chemistry and co-advisor to 3rd Coast Cubing, as his son set a world record!)

  8. Arts

    Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre to Feature Free Family Films

    The Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre is again presenting its popular Free Family Film series, which will run on consecutive Thursdays on July 25, August 1, 8 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. This year, the series focuses on animal stories the entire family can enjoy.

  9. Academics

    2019 May Graduation Honors Announced

    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.

  10. Athletics

    Hope College game program selected nation’s best


    A special-edition game-day program created by Hope College was recently selected “Best in Nation” by the College Sports Information Directors of America. The program commemorated the 200th Rivalry game between the Hope and Calvin men’s basketball teams.

  11. Academics

    Opinion: Taxpayer subsidized workforce development is a lemon

    Detroit News

    In this opinion piece, Dr. Sarah Estelle, associate professor of economics, advises readers to think carefully about the state’s role in workforce development and not be misled about the nature of these programs.

  12. Athletics

    Hope College graduate named to MLB All-Star umpire crew


    D.J. Reyburn ’99 served as the left-field umpire for the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Cleveland, one of six umpires who worked the game. For more about Reyburn, read the article that appeared in the spring 2017 issue of “News From Hope College.”

  13. academics

    Mathematic and Aesthetic Artistry in Lego Form


    Chuck Cusack hopes that the viewers of his works will see that there is beauty inherent in mathematics, and that serious art can be created using mathematical concepts and a very simple medium.

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