Hope College News

2019 Feb

  1. Academics

    Address to Explore Research on Black Female Vampires in Literature

    Dr. Kendra R. Parker of the Hope College English faculty will present “She Bites Back: Black Women as Predators in Life and Lit” on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 3:30 p.m. at Hope in the Fried-Hemenway Auditorium of the Martha Miller Center for Global Communication through the Department of English Colloquium Series.

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    Hope Grad to Discuss Career Using Research Skills from Psych Course

    Dr. Kari Nysse Carris, a 1996 Hope College graduate who is vice president of health sciences at NORC (formerly known as the National Opinion Research Center) at the University of Chicago will present “Research Methods: The Tie That Binds” on Monday, Feb. 18, at 3:30 p.m. at Hope in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall through the college’s annual John Shaughnessy Psychology Lecture Series.

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    World War II Tuskegee Airman Franklin J. Macon to Speak at Hope

    Franklin J. Macon, who as a Documented Original Tuskegee Airman during World War II was among the first African American military aviators in the U.S., will speak at Hope College on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 4 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

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    One Way to Make College Meaningful

    New York Times

    There is a growing movement among private colleges and universities to focus on vocation as it evolves from the Christian tradition, in the sense of a “calling.” Consider what happened when the Hope College chapter of Engineers Without Borders embarked on a project to bring water filtration systems to the community of Nkuv in Cameroon.

2019 Jan

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    WGS and the World: Alumni Interview–Dr. Vanessa Ann Claus ’08


    Meet Our Alumni: Dr. Vanessa Ann Claus Dr. Vanessa Ann Claus ‘ 08 graduated with a dual major in Women’s Studies* and Communication. Dr. Claus is a Lead Faculty Member at Colorado State University-Global Campus teaching business and management courses and publishing in peer-reviewed journals. In 2013, she co-published “Culture and leadership: Women in nonprofit and … Continue reading WGS and the World: Alumni Interview–Dr. Vanessa Ann Claus ’08

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    Deirdre Johnston receives new Great Lakes Colleges Association award


    Deirdre Johnston, Interim Associate Dean for Global Education and Professor of Communication, received a new Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) award of $27,000 for a project titled Global Health in the Liberal Arts Collaborative.  The award period is 10 June 2019 through 14 June 2019. This project will send eight Hope faculty members to the … Continue reading Deirdre Johnston receives new Great Lakes Colleges Association award

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    A High Note in Neuroscience

    Diverse: Issues In Higher Education

    Dr. Gerald Griffin, associate professor of biology and psychology, has been named a 2019 Emerging Scholar by “Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.” The honorees are selected based on research, educational background, publishing record, teaching record, competitiveness of field of study and uniqueness of field of study.

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    Aerospace Aspirations


    A typical semester for Hope College engineering student Samuel Bachwich (‘21) includes a full load of challenging courses across campus and long hours working on the Formula SAE team. During the fall 2018 semester he added one more activity to his schedule: Sam had the privilege of being a member of NASA’s inaugural L’SPACE Academy. … Continue reading Aerospace Aspirations

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    Mike Norman of Hope music faculty to receive award of merit

    Holland Sentinel

    Mike Norman of the music faculty will receive an Award of Merit from the Michigan Music Education Association. The award recognizes an individual who has provided exemplary service to the MMEA and music education in Michigan.

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    Hope to Show Documentary Exploring How to Make a Better World for All

    Hope College will offer an advance screening of the new documentary “The Pursuit,” which explores the question of how to create a better world for all, starting with those at the margins of society, on Monday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

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    Lectures to Focus on Effect of Aerosol Emissions on Climate and Health

    Research scientist Dr. Douglas R. Worsnop, a 1974 Hope College graduate who is a vice president with Aerodyne Research Inc., will focus on the effect of aerosol emissions on climate and health through two lectures that he will present while at Hope on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 24-25, through the James and Jeanette Neckers Lectureship in Chemistry.

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    One Good Thing: Hope College students working on world water problems


    Hope students have partnered with a few different organizations to provide clean water to people in Fiji, which has been hit by three hurricanes in three years. In addition to Fiji, the students are studying water filter effectiveness in 24 other countries around the globe.

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    They’ll Always Have Paris


    A small but reputable library in Paris now has a new and meaningful relationship with a small but reputable liberal arts college in the U.S. thanks to a Hope English professor and her two research students. For two and a half weeks during the summer of 2018, Dr. Natalie Dykstra, senior Sarah Lundy and junior … Continue reading They’ll Always Have Paris

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    Author to Discuss Sustainable Alternatives to Hectic Lifestyle

    Author William Powers, who has worked for two decades in development aid and conservation in Latin America, Africa and North America, will discuss sustainable alternatives to a hectic lifestyle on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 4:30 p.m. at Hope College in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

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    Featured Grantee of the Month: Hope College

    Arts Midwest

    Dr. Deborah Van Duinen from Hope College talks multigenerational programming, access to literature, and an NEA Big Read that helped their community find solidarity in difference.

  12. Campus Life

    Fall 2018 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.