Hope College News

2017 Nov

  1. Homecoming 2017 Photos

    Hope College celebrated Homecoming Weekend on Friday-Sunday, Oct. 13-15. The weekend will include a variety of academic and arts events, athletic contests, a 5K run, a family-friendly cookout, the dedication of the Leona M. and Jacob E. Nyenhuis Sculpture Garden and activities ranging from a “Homecoming on 8th Street” event, to the 25-year reunion for the Class of 1992, to multiple affinity gatherings.

    Homecoming 2017 Photos
  2. Nykerk 2017 Photos

    The odd-year class of 2021 won the 83nd annual Nykerk Cup competition on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2017. The event, one of a variety of activities scheduled during the college’s Family Weekend, featured more than 200 members of the freshman and sophomore classes competing in song, plays and oration.

    Nykerk 2017 Photos

2017 Oct

  1. Alumni Experience: Sam Stevens

    Posted by Nicole Mutua

    “ Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”    – Jalaluddin Rumi Samantha “Sam” Stevens graduated in 2017 with a major in Psychology and a minor in Engineering. After graduating Sam moved to Austria where she currently lives working as an au pair. She … Continue reading Alumni Experience: Sam Stevens

    Alumni Experience: Sam Stevens
  2. “Founding Fathers” to Discuss Developing the “Bill of Rights” on Dec. 8

    Audience members can again experience both history and television in the making during the filming of Episode Three of “Inventing America: Conversations with the Founders” on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Hope College in the DeWitt Center main theatre.

    “Founding Fathers” to Discuss Developing the “Bill of Rights” on Dec. 8
  3. Lydia Berkey Doesn’t Shoot for the Stars, She Builds Her Own Ladder to Them

    Posted by Hope Potgiesser

    Lydia Berkey’s first three years at Hope College have been stuffed to the brim with her involvement on campus. She brings her leadership abilities and inspirational spirit to every project she undertakes. Now in her junior year, Lydia is the Vice President of Student Congress, and has previously been involved in the Student Activities Committee for two years. She works in the Bultman … Continue reading Lydia Berkey Doesn’t Shoot for the Stars, She Builds Her Own Ladder to Them

    Lydia Berkey Doesn’t Shoot for the Stars, She Builds Her Own Ladder to Them
  4. Alumni Feature: Samantha L. Miller, Ph.D.

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    After Jeff Tyler’s History of Christianity class, the two courses I am most grateful for in all of my education are Janis Gibbs’s HIST 140 and Marc Baer’s HIST 400, the history major’s introductory and capstone classes, respectively. It was in these classes that I learned the art of research, which served as a foundation … Continue reading Alumni Feature: Samantha L. Miller, Ph.D.

    Alumni Feature: Samantha L. Miller, Ph.D.
  5. Panel to Discuss Internationally Renowned Peace Activist A.J. Muste

    The life and legacy of internationally renowned peace activist and 1905 Hope College graduate the Rev. A.J. Muste will be the focus of a panel discussion at the college on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

    Panel to Discuss Internationally Renowned Peace Activist A.J. Muste
  6. Wind Ensemble to Present Annual Halloween-Themed Concert on Oct. 31

    The Hope College Wind Ensemble will present its annual Halloween concert on Halloween night, Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Wind Ensemble to Present Annual Halloween-Themed Concert on Oct. 31
  7. Helen DeVos Remembered for Lasting Impact on Hope

    Helen DeVos, who died on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 90, will be remembered enduringly at Hope College for her transformative impact on the campus and students’ education.

    Helen DeVos Remembered for Lasting Impact on Hope
  8. Recent Grad Researches Grit and Presents at International Congress

    Posted by Scott Travis

    Positive psychology is the scientific study of what enables individuals and communities to thrive. At a recent international conference, one of our Hope College alumni community members contributed to this field of study with some academic thriving of his own. Robby Henry ’17 recently presented original research he completed at Hope as part of the 5th World Congress of the … Continue reading Recent Grad Researches Grit and Presents at International Congress

    Recent Grad Researches Grit and Presents at International Congress
  9. Concert to Feature Multiple Alumni Pursuing Careers in Opera

    A total of eight Hope College alumni who have pursued careers in opera and two alumni pianists with experience as opera accompanists are returning to campus for a concert on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Concert to Feature Multiple Alumni Pursuing Careers in Opera
  10. Alumni Feature: A Hedge-Fund Lawyer Explains Why You Should Major in History

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    “I’m interested in business and finance, so why should I major in history?” or, more bluntly, “Business is about buying and selling things, not writing term papers, so why should I study history?”  I asked myself these same questions before I became a history major, and, today I am an in-house lawyer for a private equity and … Continue reading Alumni Feature: A Hedge-Fund Lawyer Explains Why You Should Major in History

    Alumni Feature: A Hedge-Fund Lawyer Explains Why You Should Major in History
  11. Alumni Feature: “Do What You Love”

    Posted by Raquel Niles

    What are you doing now? I am a Senior Vice President and Group Publisher for Zondervan, which is part of HarperCollins Global Publishing. I oversee the acquisitions, marketing, and publicity for Zondervan and Zonderkidz titles. We publish books, gift books, videos, Bibles, curriculum and digital products including audiobooks, ebooks, digital books, and apps. How did … Continue reading Alumni Feature: “Do What You Love”

    Alumni Feature: “Do What You Love”
  12. Guest Artists to Present One-Woman Performance of “The Gospel of John”

    Multiple programs at Hope College are co-sponsoring a one-woman, spoken-word performance of “The Gospel of John” on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 15, at 3 p.m. in the Fried-Hemenway Auditorium of the Martha Miller Center for Global Communication.

    Guest Artists to Present One-Woman Performance of “The Gospel of John”
  13. Hope College to Celebrate Homecoming Weekend Oct. 13-15

    Hope College will celebrate Homecoming Weekend on Friday-Sunday, Oct. 13-15, with highlights including multiple events open to the public in addition to activities for alumni.

    Hope College to Celebrate Homecoming Weekend Oct. 13-15
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