Hope College News

2017 Nov

  1. New App by Hope Students Provides the Freedom to (Easily) Read

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    A new web-based, plug-in application created by two Hope students gives those with learning disabilities the means to read online articles at a level that best suits their reading comprehension. The app, called Articulus (meaning “article” in Latin), allows for greater reading understanding and success in school and life. Senior Amber Carnahan and sophomore Jori … Continue reading New App by Hope Students Provides the Freedom to (Easily) Read

    New App by Hope Students Provides the Freedom to (Easily) Read
  2. Who Is My Neighbor?

    Posted by blogs

    ‘Community’ is a word that easily came to mind on Tuesday afternoon in the Martha Miller Center first floor rotunda. The crisp November wind was just sharp enough to make the walls feel like a reprieve, and the sun poked through windows to illuminate eager participants. Seventy people filled the room, with Hope College faculty … Continue reading Who Is My Neighbor?

    Who Is My Neighbor?
  3. Student Research Honored at National Engineering Conference

    For the second consecutive year, a Hope College student won a first place award at the Annual Meeting and National Student Conference of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). A total of seven Hope College students who participated in research this past summer had their work selected for presentation during the conference, and an eighth student attended as a co-author of one presentation.

    Student Research Honored at National Engineering Conference
  4. Student Film Wins IES Study Abroad Film Festival Grand Prize

    A film by Hope College senior Ismael Byers of Grand Blanc about spending the spring semester in Santiago, Chile, has won the grand prize in the 2017 IES Abroad Study Abroad Film Festival.

    Student Film Wins IES Study Abroad Film Festival Grand Prize
  5. ‘Big Read’ Keynote by Julie Otsuka Postponed

    The Big Read Holland Area’s keynote address scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 9, is being postponed because author Julie Otsuka had to cancel due to unexpected health reasons.

    ‘Big Read’ Keynote by Julie Otsuka Postponed
  6. The New York Times Democracy Forum

    Posted by Mellon Scholars Program

    Philadelphia to Athens. Seven hours of sitting. “There’s no way this is actually my life,” I thought to myself, plugging into an album of podcasts I’d downloaded for this very long, transatlantic flight. I was about to embark on possibly the most influential, formative week of my life. This year was the first year the … Continue reading The New York Times Democracy Forum

    The New York Times Democracy Forum
  7. Hageman Faith Series to Feature Robert Smith Jr. on Galatians

    Dr. Robert Smith Jr. of Beeson Divinity School at Samford University will present “No Other Gospel: Studying the Book of Galatians” on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. at Hope College during The Gathering worship service in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

    Hageman Faith Series to Feature Robert Smith Jr. on Galatians
  8. Jacob Nyenhuis to Receive Dutch-American Leadership Award

    Dr. Jacob E. Nyenhuis, director of the A.C. Van Raalte Institute at Hope College, will receive a “West Michigan Dutch-American Leadership Award” during the West Michigan Dutch-American Heritage Day celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville.

    Jacob Nyenhuis to Receive Dutch-American Leadership Award

2017 Oct

  1. Despedirse

    Posted by Monica Elliott

    In Spanish class we learned that the way to say goodbye is “Adios!” At least in Chile, though, that’s not how you do it. Everyone says “Chao!” as goodbye, and it’s accompanied by a kiss on the cheek, maybe a hug, cuídate, nos vemos! Despedirse is something you do every time you leave a social … Continue reading Despedirse

    Despedirse
  2. Faculty Feature: Marc Baer

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    Historians don’t create information: they read what’s handed to them, or rather what they can discover that was created by people in the past. Often, one bit of information contradicts another, and the historian is forced to compare and then choose between them, or ascertain which data are the truest, or construct a narrative from … Continue reading Faculty Feature: Marc Baer

    Faculty Feature: Marc Baer
  3. What Does It Mean to Be a Mellon Scholar? (Part 1)

    Posted by Mellon Scholars Program

        In my quest to become a digital humanist, I’ve started to wonder: what is it like for everyone else? So over the next couple of months, I will be listening to the experiences of several Mellon scholars past, and present, to figure out what does it mean to be a Mellon Scholar? An Artist … Continue reading What Does It Mean to Be a Mellon Scholar? (Part 1)

    What Does It Mean to Be a Mellon Scholar? (Part 1)
  4. Martin Luther’s 95 Tweets?

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    Jeff Tyler, professor of religion and chair of the Department of Religion, discusses how some of Martin Luther's statements are ‘twitteresque’ in both brevity and content

    Martin Luther’s 95 Tweets?
  5. Hope College Nursing

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    As a kid, I would equate nursing school with a trade school. I always pictured the hospital beds and learning the necessary technical skills, but not much else. My Hope experience has been completely different than I imagined and incredibly worthwhile. If I’m being completely honest, I didn’t know I wanted to be a nurse … Continue reading Hope College Nursing

    Hope College Nursing
  6. Dennis Voskuil to Present “A Conversation with Martin Luther”

    The Rev. Dr. Dennis N. Voskuil, who in addition to being president of Hope College is a theologian with an emphasis in church history, will bring Martin Luther to life through the presentation “Here I Stand: A Conversation with Martin Luther” on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 4:30 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall through the college’s Presidential Colloquium lecture series.

    Dennis Voskuil to Present “A Conversation with Martin Luther”
  7. Dutch-o-Lantern: Carve your very own Hope College pumpkin!

    Posted by rebecca-robrahn

    Happy Halloween! Share your Hope College spirit with the neighborhood! Choose your favorite template and use it to trace the design on your pumpkin. Make sure you send us a picture at marketing@hope.edu. Easy (best for the little goblins): Block “H” Intermediate (just a trickle of fright): Anchor Expert (ghoulish expertise required): Dutch

    Dutch-o-Lantern: Carve your very own Hope College pumpkin!
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. Ser Humano

    Posted by Alyssa Arens

    IES Santiago offers a clinical observations program for future healthcare professionals. We explore the Chilean healthcare system by observing medical professionals in private and public hospitals, clinics, and health centers all around Santiago. Yesterday I observed in the neurology unit in Hospital Sótero del Río, a public hospital that provides care to 10% of Chile’s … Continue reading Ser Humano

    Ser Humano
  11. Living Among the Dinosaurs

    Posted by Monica Elliott

    On Saturday I found myself eating tiny coconuts and sipping water from tiny shoe-shaped flowers. It was like a miniature tea party! In fact, one of my favorite memories from childhood was the tiny tea-set that my sister and I shared. Even for 10-year-old fingers, it was teensy. And we would always drink tap water and eat baby … Continue reading Living Among the Dinosaurs

    Living Among the Dinosaurs
  12. The Referendum

    Posted by Alli VanderStoep

    I’m not sure how much coverage the news in the States has given to Spain and its political situation recently, but there has been some very important stuff going on here. On Sunday October 1st, there was a referendum in the Catalonia region (northern area) of Spain. Those who live in the Catalan region and … Continue reading The Referendum

    The Referendum
  13. Big Read Holland Area Includes Multiple Events and Discussion Groups

    The community-wide Big Read Holland Area program coordinated through Hope College and focusing on the book “When the Emperor Was Divine” during November will provide historical, literary, and cultural context within multiple events including multiple lectures, a free film showing, a children’s story time, a dinner, a musical performance, a poetry-writing workshop and a keynote address from the author of the novel, Julie Otsuka.

    Big Read Holland Area Includes Multiple Events and Discussion Groups
  14. “Last Lecture” on October 24 to Explore “Lessons from Adversity”

    Dr. Cady Short-Thompson, provost at Hope College, will present the address “Lessons from Adversity” on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in Schaap Auditorium of the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center through the “Last Lecture Series” organized by the college’s Dianne Portfleet Alcor chapter of the national Mortar Board honorary society.

    “Last Lecture” on October 24 to Explore “Lessons from Adversity”
  15. Health Dynamics: Going Strong!

    Posted by Kinesiology

      This fall, Hope College enters the 39th year of its KIN 140 – Health Dynamics program. This required course, often taken during a student’s freshman year, focuses on various wellness principles, such as exercise, proper diet, and stress management. The two credit course is a staple of Hope’s general education curriculum and involves one … Continue reading Health Dynamics: Going Strong!

    Health Dynamics: Going Strong!
  16. Study Abroad Highlight: Tom Ritzman ’18

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    Spending 7 months in France taking classes, working as an engineering intern for an international corporation, and enjoying new people and a new culture sounds like a rewarding and life-changing endeavor. This experience describes the past spring semester and summer for Tom Ritzman, who is in his fourth year as an engineering major pursuing the … Continue reading Study Abroad Highlight: Tom Ritzman ’18

    Study Abroad Highlight: Tom Ritzman ’18
  17. Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series to Feature Paisley Rekdal on Oct. 19

    The Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series of Hope College will feature Paisley Rekdal on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series to Feature Paisley Rekdal on Oct. 19
  18. Hope Computer Science students win best poster competition at conference

    Posted by Ryan McFall

    Students Amber Carnahan and Jori Gelbaugh won the best poster award at the 2017 Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC) Midwest annual conference, held on September 26-27 at Calvin College. Amber and Jori’s poster summarized their work on Articulus.  On their page at the Google Chrome Web store, Amber and Jori describe purpose of Articulus: Articulus … Continue reading Hope Computer Science students win best poster competition at conference

    Hope Computer Science students win best poster competition at conference
  19. 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
  20. Hope Wins National Award for Excellence of Undergraduate Research Program

    Hope College has earned national recognition for the high quality of its undergraduate research program with a 2017 Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments (AURA) from the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).

    Hope Wins National Award for Excellence of Undergraduate Research Program
  21. Paradox of Liberty: Alex Honnold and the Art of Human Freedom

    Earlier this year, rock climber Alex Honnold became the only person to have free-solo climbed the 3,000-foot face of El Capitan, an imposing granite monolith in Yosemite National Park.

    Paradox of Liberty: Alex Honnold and the Art of Human Freedom
  22. #CouscousGate?

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    Lauren Janes an assistant professor of History, describes how food traditions can be wonderful and powerful ways to celebrate who we are—our identities as members of families, communities, and nations

    #CouscousGate?
  23. Presentations to Focus on Microbes and Human Health

    The often-misunderstood microbial world and how it plays a central role in human health will be the focus of presentations by the authors of the books “I Contain Multitudes” and “Dirt Is Good” on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 12 and 13, at Hope College.

    Presentations to Focus on Microbes and Human Health
  24. Study Off Campus, Do It.

    Posted by Shannon Rogers

    Hey friends, it has been quite some time, and for that I apologize (in hopes that you have actually missed my blog posts). So, let’s catch up. This first month off campus has been a roller-coaster. If you know anything about me, you’ll know that I love roller-coasters. I have one piece of advice for … Continue reading Study Off Campus, Do It.

    Study Off Campus, Do It.
  25. Expert on Ernest Hemingway to Present Two Talks on Oct. 12

    Dr. Linda Patterson Miller of Penn State Abington, a 1968 Hope College graduate who has conducted extensive research on Ernest Hemingway, will deliver two lectures at Hope about the famous author on Thursday, Oct. 12.

    Expert on Ernest Hemingway to Present Two Talks on Oct. 12
  26. Student Film Is National Finalist; Public Vote Will Determine Winner

    A film by Hope College senior Ismael Byers of Grand Blanc about spending the spring semester in Santiago, Chile, is one of only three finalists in the fourth-annual IES Abroad Study Abroad Film Festival.

    Student Film Is National Finalist; Public Vote Will Determine Winner
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