Hope College News

2018 Oct

  1. Academics

    Lecturer to Discuss Influence of Conflict and Reconciliation Work in Northern Ireland

    Jon McCourt, who has been a peace activist in Derry, Northern Ireland, for more than 30 years, will present “The Force of Argument is Greater Than the Argument of Force: How 40 Years of Conflict and Community Reconciliation Work in Northern Ireland Influenced Government” on Monday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. at Hope College in room 102 of VanderWerf Hall.

  2. campus-life

    Hope’s Formula SAE Team Competes in National Autocross Event

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    Members of Hope College’s formula SAE team recently returned to Lincoln Airpark in Nebraska,  which was the site of their 11th place finish in the June, 2018 FSAE competition. This time they were in Lincoln to participate in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Solo Nationals competition. The SCCA competition attracted nearly 1,400 drivers … Continue reading Hope’s Formula SAE Team Competes in National Autocross Event

  3. Academics

    Department of Education Grant Supports Hope Faculty in Expanding Use of Free LibreTexts Online Textbook Platform Nationwide

    The Department of Chemistry at Hope College has a long history of pioneering teaching at the undergraduate level, excellence that has been incorporated into a national coalition of colleges and universities sharing a major, first-of-its-kind grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand LibreTexts, a free online textbook network that is estimated to have already saved students more than $30 million.

  4. arts

    Hope Alum Wins at ArtPrize

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    We kick off this new blog, The Arts at Hope, with fantastic news! Last Friday night in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Hope alumna Megan Constance Altieri ’13 was named a winner in ArtPrize, the West Michigan-based international art competition recognized as one of the world’s largest annual public art events. Altieri’s piece, Sonder, won the $12,500 … Continue reading Hope Alum Wins at ArtPrize

  5. Arts

    Hope College Theatre to Present “Crooked” on Oct. 10-14

    The Department of Theatre at Hope College will present “Crooked” on Wednesday-Sunday, Oct. 10-13, at 7:30 p.m., with two additional matinees on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-14, at 2 p.m. The matinee on October 14 will be free of charge. All performances will be in the DeWitt Center studio theatre.

  6. Arts

    Beijing Guitar Duo to Perform on October 12

    The Beijing Guitar Duo will perform at Hope College on Friday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

2018 Sep

  1. Campus Life

    Death of Emeritus Physics Professor Peter Jolivette

    Dr. Peter Jolivette, who retired as a professor emeritus of physics in 2001 after teaching at Hope for a quarter century, died of a gall bladder infection on Friday, Sept. 21, at age 77. He was a 20-year survivor of angiosarcoma cancer, and for the last five years was the longest-lived survivor in the United States.

  2. Academics

    Three-Volume Collection Translates and Provides Commentary on Dutch-Language Holland Classis Minutes of 1848-76

    The project started in 2000 as a relatively modest effort to publish an annotated translation of the early Dutch-language minutes of the Classis of Holland. It has resulted in a 2,150-page, three-volume collection with full commentary that not only shares what was chronicled — often by the hand of Holland’s founder, the Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte — but includes historical context and background on the issues and people involved.

  3. Academics

    Department of Energy Supports Research on Microplasmas

    A new grant from the Department of Energy is enabling Dr. Stephen Remillard of the Hope College physics faculty to explore how microplasmas function — understanding that is meant to improve their value in applications ranging from the design of small radio components, to plasma display panels, to surgery.

  4. campus-life

    “Writing Basically Constantly”: Alumni Interview with Matthew Baker ’08

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    Matthew Baker ’08 is coming to town, and the English department snagged an interview with our New York City-dwelling Hope alum and ascendant professional writer. Baker’s works include the middle-grade mystery novel If You Find This (2017) and the story collection Hybrid Creatures (2018), from which he’ll be reading at JRVWS on Thursday the 27th. … Continue reading “Writing Basically Constantly”: Alumni Interview with Matthew Baker ’08

  5. academics

    Communication Student Research

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    In April, two Hope College seniors, Kelly Arnold and Karey Frink, traveled with Dr. Lauren Hearit to present their paper at the annual DePauw Undergraduate Honors Conference. Kelly and Karey had developed a project in Dr. Hearit’s Research Methods course that examined how organizational identification is impacted by different types of on-campus student groups. Their … Continue reading Communication Student Research

  6. athletics

    Hope Athletes’ Journal

    Posted

    Entry #1 by Steve Binnig (’19) My name is Steve Binnig. I am a senior from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and am a member of the Men’s Soccer team at Hope College. Here is a piece of my story. On Tuesday January 8th, 2018, the second day of classes of my second semester of junior year, I … Continue reading Hope Athletes’ Journal

  7. Campus Life

    Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center Earns LEED Gold Certification; Wood from Storm-Felled Trees Links Past and Present

    Organizations seeking LEED certification for their construction projects have many ways to earn it, including by using regional materials. In developing the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center, which recently received LEED Gold certification, Hope College integrated a meaningful resource from mere yards away: wood saved from venerable campus elms that were felled by a storm.

  8. campus-life

    Campus Safety Hosts a Second Torch Run for Special Olympics

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    For the second year in a row, the Campus Safety Department organized and hosted a Torch Run at Hope. Held on Wednesday, Sept. 12, the event not only raised money for Special Olympics, it also brought Hope students, local law enforcement, and Special Olympians together to run a 2.6-mile trek through campus, starting and ending at DeVos Fieldhouse. The Law … Continue reading Campus Safety Hosts a Second Torch Run for Special Olympics

  9. campus-life

    To China with Hope

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    This past spring, for the first time in Hope’s history, not one but two May Term classes traveled to China. In “China’s Modern Growth,” students examined the nation’s economic policies and business development while touring four major cities as well as Hong Kong. In “China: Land, Wildlife and Culture,” students explored the ecosystems of China’s … Continue reading To China with Hope

  10. APS Helps Form the Inclusive Graduate Education Network

    Dr. Cathy Mader, professor of physics, is helping to lead an effort by the Inclusive Graduate Education Network — a network of five scientific societies funded with a five-year $10M grant from the National Science Foundation — to increase participation of underrepresented students in graduate physical science programs.

  11. Research

    Catherine Mader Working with National Effort to Bolster Underrepresented Students in Physical Sciences Graduate Programs

    Dr. Catherine Mader of the Hope College physics faculty is part of a collaboration led by the American Physical Society (APS) that has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to create and administer a nationwide, five-year effort that seeks to increase participation in careers in the physical sciences by women and underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities by helping more pursue graduate education.

  12. Hope College Students Day of Service

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    Nearly 250 first-year Hope students participated in “Time to Serve,” reaching out to the Holland and Zeeland area communities in a spirit of service.

  13. Academics

    NSF Grant Supports Research on Treatment of Phantom Limb Pain

    Dr. Katharine Polasek of the Hope College engineering faculty has received a major grant from the National Science Foundation for her continuing research into developing a non-invasive way to help amputees who are experiencing pain in limbs they no longer have.

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