Nine Hope College students will make presentations during the 2010 Arts and Humanities Colloquium on Wednesday, Feb. 24, starting at 4 p.m. in Graves Hall.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The presentations will take place in three concurrent sessions beginning at 4 p.m. and running through 5:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be served in the gallery area of Winants Auditorium from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

° Session One will take place in room 119 and feature the theme "Reformers and Rebels:  Perspectives from Religion and History."  The presentations are:  4 p.m., "What Does Geneva Have to Do with Heidelberg?: Calvin's First Catechism and the Heidelberg Catechism," by senior Stephen Shaffer of Grand Rapids; 4:30 p.m., "Challenging Modernist Ideals:  G.K. Chesterton as Christian Public Intellectual," by senior Andreas Van Denend of Ripley, Ohio; and 5 p.m., "Suffering for Peace:  British Conscientious Objectors During the First World War," by senior Jeffrey Meyers of Santa Cruz, Calif.

° Session Two will take place in room 121 and feature the theme "Artistic and Social Influences:  Perspectives from Music and Literature."  The presentations are:  4 p.m., "The Road from Galloway to Big Sur:  Jack Kerouac's Search for Style," by junior Andrew Gehl of Mason; 4:30 p.m., "A Question of Dominance," by senior Beth Barnadyn of Boyne City; and 5 p.m., "Pride, Prejudice, and Pianofortes: Music in the Life and Novels of Jane Austen," by senior Lydia Post of Kalamazoo.

° Session Three will take place in room 206 and feature the theme "Displaced Words:  Literary Perspectives."  The presentations are:  4 p.m., "Englishes and Singlishes:  the Development, Differentiation and Connotations of English Dialects in Singapore," by senior Karly Fogelsanger of TawasCity; 4:30 p.m., "The Prodigal R: A Short History of Rhoticity in the American South," by senior Silvia Diffenderfer of Escondido, Calif.; and 5 p.m., "The Cabin in the Cornish Woods:  Isolation in the Works of J.D. Salinger," by sophomore Matthew Vermaire of Fruitport.

Graves Hall is located at 263 College Ave., between 10th and 12th streets.