Hope College News

2018 Feb

  1. 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.

    December Graduation Honors
  2. International Food Fair Is Saturday, Feb. 24

    The annual International Food Fair at Hope College will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Maas Center auditorium.

    International Food Fair Is Saturday, Feb. 24
  3. Lecture to Examine “The Psychology of Caring for Creation: Climate Change and Climate Justice”

    Dr. Janet Swim, a 1983 Hope College graduate now on the psychology faculty at The Pennsylvania State University, will present “The Psychology of Caring for Creation: Climate Change and Climate Justice” on Tuesday, March 6, at 4:30 p.m. at Hope in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall as the college’s second annual John Shaughnessy Psychology Lecture.

    Lecture to Examine “The Psychology of Caring for Creation: Climate Change and Climate Justice”
  4. Danforth Lecture to Examine Creation of Community in Book of Ruth

    Dr. Ellen F. Davis, who is the Amos Ragan Kearns Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke Divinity School, will present the address “RUTH: Crossing Borders for the Sake of Life” as the 2017-18 Danforth Lecture at Hope College on Monday, March 5, at 4 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

    Danforth Lecture to Examine Creation of Community in Book of Ruth
  5. Women’s Basketball Trio Claims All-MIAA Recognition

    From the post to the perimeter, Francesca Buchanan, Kenedy Schoonveld and Madison Geers made sure the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association co-champion Hope College women’s basketball team had the court covered.

    Women’s Basketball Trio Claims All-MIAA Recognition
  6. 2018 Hope College Men’s Lacrosse Preview

    When head coach Michael Schanhals took nominations for leadership roles for the Hope College men’s lacrosse team, he received an usually large number of candidates.

    2018 Hope College Men’s Lacrosse Preview
  7. Men’s Basketball Duo Earns All-MIAA Honors

    Dante Hawkins and Jason Beckman have been a dynamic backcourt for the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association co-champion Hope College men’s basketball team this season.

    Men’s Basketball Duo Earns All-MIAA Honors
  8. Hope College to Present Dance 44 on March 2-3 and 8-10

    The Department of Dance at Hope College will present Dance 44/ “A Gallery of Artists” on Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3, and Thursday-Saturday, March 8-10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

    Hope College to Present Dance 44 on March 2-3 and 8-10
  9. Hope Honors Employees for Service

    Hope College staff members were recognized during the college’s annual service award luncheon, held on Friday, Jan. 19, at the Haworth Inn and Conference Center.

    Hope Honors Employees for Service
  10. Activities for Children and Lecture on the Implications of Brain Science Scheduled on March 1 and 3 in Advance of National Week

    A morning filled with activities for students in kindergarten through 12th grade and a keynote address focused on the implications of brain science are among the ways that Hope College is commemorating this year’s National Brain Awareness Week.

    Activities for Children and Lecture on the Implications of Brain Science Scheduled on March 1 and 3 in Advance of National Week
  11. City Proclamation Celebrates CASA’s 30th Anniversary

    The City of Holland has honored the Children’s After School Achievement (CASA) program at Hope College for nurturing elementary-age students in the community for three decades.

    City Proclamation Celebrates CASA’s 30th Anniversary
  12. Swimming & Diving Teams Claim Scholar All-America Team Honors

    The Hope College men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams both have earned College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-Team Team honors for the 2017 fall semester.

    Swimming & Diving Teams Claim Scholar All-America Team Honors
  13. Pianist Stuart Leitch to Perform Work that Encourages Quiet Contemplation

    Guest pianist Stuart Leitch will perform “Musica Callada” (“Music of Silence”) by Federico Mompou on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m. at Hope College in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Pianist Stuart Leitch to Perform Work that Encourages Quiet Contemplation
  14. Black History Month Address to Discuss “Black Students in Higher Education: Disparities, Challenges and Triumphs”

    Dr. Tonisha Lane of the University of South Florida will present the address “Black Students in Higher Education: Disparities, Challenges and Triumphs” on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. at Hope College in the Schaap Auditorium of the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center in conjunction with national Black History Month.

    Black History Month Address to Discuss “Black Students in Higher Education: Disparities, Challenges and Triumphs”
  15. Hope College to Present Faculty Woodwind Quintet on Feb. 18

    Hope College will present a faculty woodwind quintet on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Hope College to Present Faculty Woodwind Quintet on Feb. 18
  16. Comparing Financial Aid? Ask These Questions!

    Posted by Admissions Office

    For many high school seniors and their families, the college selection process includes a comparison of financial aid offers. As you narrow your list and weigh your options, there are a few important questions to consider. Keep this list handy as you compare financial aid packages: What is the renewal criteria for my financial aid? … Continue reading Comparing Financial Aid? Ask These Questions!

    Comparing Financial Aid? Ask These Questions!
  17. 2018 Musical Showcase Photos

    Hope College’s major musical groups, along with soloists, chamber groups and small ensembles, presented the 30th annual Musical Showcase on Friday, February 2.

    2018 Musical Showcase Photos
  18. Hope to Host French Film Series on Feb. 15-17

    The Hope College French Film Festival, sponsored by the college’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages, will show three films from Thursday, Feb. 15, through Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

    Hope to Host French Film Series on Feb. 15-17
  19. Dr. Steven Smith Retires As Hope Men’s Soccer Coach After 28 Seasons

    Over the course of 28 seasons, Dr. Steven Smith has coached hundreds of student-athletes at Hope College. Today, the accomplished soccer coach expressed special gratitude to all those who have played for him — and inspired him — through the years.

    Dr. Steven Smith Retires As Hope Men’s Soccer Coach After 28 Seasons
  20. Another Semester, Another Campus

    Posted by Micaela Wells

    My morning began with a beautiful hike through the tropical dry forest here in Palo Verde National Park, Costa Rica. It’s surprising how quickly that became a normal part of my routine; between the nature walk lectures, the field research, and the insect identification assignments that force you far afield in the name of homework, … Continue reading Another Semester, Another Campus

    Another Semester, Another Campus
  21. 2018 Men’s Tennis Season Preview

    The Hope College men’s tennis team heads into the 2018 season under the direction of a new coach but aiming to produce similar success as seasons past.

    2018 Men’s Tennis Season Preview
  22. Exhibition of Work by Sara Alsum Wassenaar Featured in Mt. Pleasant Feb. 1-26

    The exhibition “Collective Inquiry: Self-guided Walkshops” by Sara Alsum Wassenaar of the Hope College art faculty is being featured in Art Reach of Mid Michigan’s Morey Family Gallery in Mt. Pleasant from Thursday, Feb. 1, through Monday, Feb. 26.

    Exhibition of Work by Sara Alsum Wassenaar Featured in Mt. Pleasant Feb. 1-26
  23. Hope College Theatre to Present “The Glass Menagerie”

    The Department of Theatre at Hope College will present “The Glass Menagerie” on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16 and 17, and Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 22-24, at 7:30 p.m., with an additional free matinee on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 3 p.m. All performances will be in the DeWitt Center main theatre.

    Hope College Theatre to Present “The Glass Menagerie”
  24. Grammy Award-Winning Parker Quartet to Perform on Feb. 16

    The Hope College Great Performance Series will feature the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet on Friday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Grammy Award-Winning Parker Quartet to Perform on Feb. 16

2018 Jan

  1. Hope Student Receives Travel Award for Scientific Conference

    Hope College senior Sieun Ruth Lee of Chicago, Illinois, has received a 2018 Undergraduate Student Competitive Travel Award to attend the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).

    Hope Student Receives Travel Award for Scientific Conference
  2. Evolution of China's flowering plants shows East-West divide between old, new lineages

    Phys.org

    Dr. Jian-Hua Li, associate professor of biology, worked with an international team of scientists to map the evolutionary relationships between China's 30,000 flowering plant species, uncovering a distinct regional pattern in biodiversity.

    Evolution of China's flowering plants shows East-West divide between old, new lineages
  3. 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. 9.

    Annual Provost’s Recognition Event Honors Faculty
  4. If You Build It, They May Not Come

    Inside Higher Ed

    Dr. Barry Bandstra, professor of religion, offers his perspective on the Midwest Hybrid Learning Consortium.

    If You Build It, They May Not Come
  5. Brian Simonich Named MIAA Men’s Diver Of The Week

    Hope College’s Brian Simonich has been selected the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s Diver of the Week for competition during January 22-28.

    Brian Simonich Named MIAA Men’s Diver Of The Week
  6. 2018 Hope College Women’s Tennis Season Preview

    Three ranked opponents and one from an NCAA Division I await the nationally ranked Hope College women’s tennis team and first-year head coach Bob Cawood.

    2018 Hope College Women’s Tennis Season Preview
  7. Birds Against Glass: An Avian Study

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    Dr. Kathy Winnett-Murray and five former Hope students had an unenviable task: To seek out and document dead bird carcasses found beneath the windows of six buildings on campus. It was all for life-giving research to learn how to save birds' lives.

    Birds Against Glass: An Avian Study
  8. Hope theater receives recognition at theater festival

    Holland Sentinel

    Hope’s Department of Theatre received a variety of honors during the Region III Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

    Hope theater receives recognition at theater festival
  9. Lecture to Discuss Anthropomorphic Practices in Hindu Culture

    Anthropomorphic practices — attributing human characteristics to non-human entities — in Hindu culture will be the focus of a lecture at Hope College on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 4:30 p.m. in Cook Auditorium of the De Pree Art Center and Gallery through the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program.

    Lecture to Discuss Anthropomorphic Practices in Hindu Culture
  10. Track & Field Pair Sweep MIAA Field Weekly Awards

    Hope College’s Chase Gaca and Addyson Gerig have been selected the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s and Women’s Field Athletes of the Week for the week of January 15-21.

    Track & Field Pair Sweep MIAA Field Weekly Awards
  11. Gentile Lectureship Series to Feature Two Addresses by Nobel Prize-Winning Medical Scientist on Feb. 1 and 2

    Nobel Prize-winning chemist Dr. Peter Agre of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health will deliver two addresses while at Hope College on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 1 and 2, through the college’s Gentile Interdisciplinary Lecture series in the natural and applied sciences.

    Gentile Lectureship Series to Feature Two Addresses by Nobel Prize-Winning Medical Scientist on Feb. 1 and 2
  12. Watercolor by Bruce McCombs Selected for New York Exhibition

    Bruce McCombs, professor of art at Hope College, recently had his painting “VooDoo Lounge” selected for inclusion in the 151st Annual International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society at the Salmagundi Club in New York City. The exhibition will take place in March.

    Watercolor by Bruce McCombs Selected for New York Exhibition
  13. Hope College to Present 30th Annual Musical Showcase on Feb. 2

    The gifts of all of Hope College’s major musical groups, along with soloists, chamber groups and small ensembles, will be unveiled at the annual Musical Showcase on Friday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Hope College to Present 30th Annual Musical Showcase on Feb. 2
  14. Former Hope star Angelique Gaddy becomes a referee

    Holland Sentinel

    During the course of four college seasons, Angelique Gaddy established herself as a solid point guard for the Hope Flying Dutch. No longer patrolling the point for Hope, she still patrols the court — as a referee.

    Former Hope star Angelique Gaddy becomes a referee
  15. 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Lecture Photos

    The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Lecture at Hope College featured the Rev. Dr. Carolyn Maull McKinstry, a survivor of the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

    2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Lecture Photos
  16. Diving into Hope

    Posted by

      Erica Slenk, a sophomore on Hope College’s swimming and diving team, is studying early childhood education with a minor in Spanish. Coming to Hope College, Erica grew even more passionate about swimming and diving. She loves the atmosphere of the team. Erica competes in the 100 and 200 meter breaststroke, and 50 and 100 meter freestyle swim.  Erica says Hope … Continue reading Diving into Hope

    Diving into Hope
  17. Book of Poetry by David James Published

    David James of the Hope College faculty, writing as D.R. James, explores the bittersweet experience of life viewed from middle age in “If god were gentle,” his second full-length poetry collection.

    Book of Poetry by David James Published
  18. Swimming & Diving To Offer Team Poster Giveaway on Senior Day

    The Hope College men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams will hold a free team poster giveaway as part of its Friday dual meet against Olivet College at the Dow Center.

    Swimming & Diving To Offer Team Poster Giveaway on Senior Day
  19. “From One Side of the River to the Other”: a Faculty Feature from Pablo Peschiera (’93)

    Posted by Alex Mouw

    Associate Professor Pablo Peschiera (’93) teaches many different courses, but his heart lies split between two: poetry writing courses and literary translation courses. Pablo writes his own poems in English, and he translates from Spanish to English. His ongoing translation project is on the work of Manuel Ramos Otero (1948 –1990), the Puerto Rican poet, … Continue reading “From One Side of the River to the Other”: a Faculty Feature from Pablo Peschiera (’93)

    “From One Side of the River to the Other”: a Faculty Feature from Pablo Peschiera (’93)
  20. KKK church bombing survivor speaks at Hope College

    WOOD TV 8

    Rev. Carolyn Maull McKinstry survived the deadly 16th Street Baptist Church bombing by the Ku Klux Klan. During an address at Hope College, Rev. McKinstry focused on hope and reconciliation.

    KKK church bombing survivor speaks at Hope College
  21. Retired Professor Charles Huttar Honored for 60-Plus Years of Service to Conference on Christianity and Literature

    In 1956, Dr. Charles Huttar, now an emeritus professor of the Hope College English faculty, became a founding member of the Conference on Christianity and Literature (CCL). This year, following more than six decades of active involvement in the international organization, he has become the first recipient of the group’s new service award.

    Retired Professor Charles Huttar Honored for 60-Plus Years of Service to Conference on Christianity and Literature
  22. Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Announces Its 47th Season

    Though by the calendar it’s the heart of winter, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre (HSRT) at Hope College has its eyes set on June and the start of its 47th season.

    Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Announces Its 47th Season
  23. Classical Guitarist Paul Vondiziano to Perform on Jan. 26

    Classical guitarist Paul Vondiziano will perform at Hope College on Friday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Classical Guitarist Paul Vondiziano to Perform on Jan. 26
  24. Tim Koberna of Athletic Training Faculty Honored as Mentor

    Tim Koberna, assistant professor of kinesiology and head athletic trainer at Hope College, is receiving the 2018 Student Senate Preceptor of the Year award from the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association (GLATA) for his outstanding work with students.

    Tim Koberna of Athletic Training Faculty Honored as Mentor
  25. Guest Pianist Jerome Lowenthal to Perform on Jan. 19

    Pianist Jerome Lowenthal will perform at Hope College on Friday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Guest Pianist Jerome Lowenthal to Perform on Jan. 19
  26. HSRT Names NYC Theatre Professional, Lenny Banovez, as New Artistic Director

    Hope College has named critically acclaimed director Lenny Banovez, whose experience includes nine years as an artistic director, actor and director in New York City, as artistic director of the long-running Hope Summer Repertory Theatre (HSRT).

    HSRT Names NYC Theatre Professional, Lenny Banovez, as New Artistic Director
  27. Charlie Emmert Named MIAA Men’s Swimmer Of The Week

    Hope College’s Charlie Emmert has been selected the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s Swimmer of the Week for meets through January 6.

    Charlie Emmert Named MIAA Men’s Swimmer Of The Week
  28. Chloe Palajac Chosen MIAA Women’s Swimmer Of The Week

    Hope College’s Chloe Palajac has been named the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Women’s Swimmer of the Week for meets through January 6.

    Chloe Palajac Chosen MIAA Women’s Swimmer Of The Week
  29. Just Keep Moving … and Tracking

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    Raise your wrist if you received a wearable activity tracker (aka Fitbit, Apple Watch, or Garmin Vivosmart) for Christmas. Raise your wrist if you own one already. You are one of a growing number of Americans (more than 20%) who look for health-minded ways to quantify yourself. You know the steps you take, the heart … Continue reading Just Keep Moving … and Tracking

    Just Keep Moving … and Tracking
  30. De Pree Art Center and Gallery to Feature Work by Katherine Sullivan

    The De Pree Art Center and Gallery at Hope College will host the exhibition “Jamia | Studio,” featuring work by faculty member Katherine Sullivan, from Monday, Jan. 8, through Friday, Feb. 9.

    De Pree Art Center and Gallery to Feature Work by Katherine Sullivan
  31. Fall 2017 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.

    Fall 2017 Dean's List Announced
  32. Cashore Marionettes Return to Hope College on Jan. 19-20

    The Hope College Great Performance Series will feature the Cashore Marionettes on Friday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

    Cashore Marionettes Return to Hope College on Jan. 19-20
  33. Emeritus Professor Ion Agheana Dies

    Dr. Ion Agheana, professor emeritus of romance languages, died on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at his home. He was 80.

    Emeritus Professor Ion Agheana Dies
  34. Henry Chen selected to line judge NCAA Final Four

    Holland Sentinel

    Campus Safety officer Henry Chen is known on Hope's campus for his friendliness and helpfulness. On the NCAA volleyball court, he is known for his consistency and excellence.

    Henry Chen selected to line judge NCAA Final Four