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. 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”
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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

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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. “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)
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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