Hope College News

2019 Dec

  1. Campus Life

    Vespers 2019 Photo Gallery

    The 79th annual Hope College Christmas Vespers was presented on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8. The program of Christmas carols and anthems was presented by the college’s Department of Music and featured more than 200 performers in historic Dimnent Memorial Chapel. The service also featured a variety of Hope instrumental and vocal groups as well as the college’s historic Skinner organ.

  2. Campus Life

    President's Christmas Tree Lighting 2019

    President Matt and Sarah Scogin invited students to join them outside their home on Monday, Dec. 2 for the Lighting of the Tree and Christmas carols. Followed by a walk to the Bultman Center to enjoy more music, treats and cookie decorating.

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    Preparing for Exams…What is it Like?


    By: Andie Alsgaard Everyone approaches Exam Week a little differently in college. It depends on where you like to study, how you like to study and what you’re doing for your final grade. As a STEM major, specifically an engineer, I rarely write papers. Instead, I’m studying for final exams. Exam Week is a unique […]

2019 Nov

  1. campus-life

    The Good that Grows from Gratitude


    Over 20 centuries ago, the great Roman statesman Cicero uttered a now-popular maxim: “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” It is a saying that is still relevant today. Dr. Charlotte VanOyen-Witvliet, professor of psychology, chair of the department, and a researcher of embodied virtue (e.g., forgiveness, gratitude, […]

  2. Campus Life

    #Gratitude and Hope

    A message from Matt and Sarah Scogin, president and first lady of Hope College: "November is here, and Thanksgiving is upon us. We are so thankful for the way Hope College has transformed our lives, and we would like to hear from you too! Which person, program or experience at Hope College are you most thankful for? #GratitudeAndHope #ThankfulThursday

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    Seven Generations of Hope


    Jim and Barbara Neevel shared their love for Hope, the reasons why they give and their generational connections to the college in a recent visit. Here’s their story: After twenty years in ministry, the congregation of New Hackensack Reformed Church in Wappingers Falls, New York wanted to find a way to honor Jim Neevel’s service. […]

  4. Campus Life

    Speaker To Explore Why Identity Politics Are Contentious

    Dr. Molly Brigid McGrath of the Assumption College faculty will present the address “The Authority of the Sacred Victim: Why Our Identity Politics Are So Contentious” on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. at Hope College in Winants Auditorium in Graves Hall.

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    Alumni Spotlight – Andrew Borror: Theology of Physical Fitness


    After graduating from Hope in 2015, I decided to pursue a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of North Carolina (UNC) in Chapel Hill. During my time at UNC, I became increasingly curious about the bigger questions behind my discipline: What is health? To what extent should we pursue it through exercise? I […]

  6. Campus Life

    2019 Black Excellence Dinner Photo Gallery

    On Friday, November 8, 2019 the Hope College Black Student Union celebrated the achievements and value of black faculty, staff and students, both past and present, at the annual Black Excellence Dinner. The campus-wide event honored Dr. Samara Gibson '05, Dr. Matthew Wixson '08 and associate provost Dr. Gerald Griffin.

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    Learning to Live with Uncertainty


    The people who know me know that I like to have everything planned out far in advance. Four year planning is one of my favorite things to do, and last minute planning stresses me out. Not knowing what’s going on stresses me out. However, I, along with everyone from my program and 18 million Chileans, […]

  8. Campus Life

    Images 2019 Photos

    A sampling of cultural heritage from around the world was featured during Hope College’s “IMAGES: A Reflection of Cultures” showcase on Saturday, Nov. 9. The international showcase featured an array of skits, dance, song and other clips of culture and language. More than 60 students participated from several countries.

  9. Campus Life

    “One Night Only” Film Series Featuring Barbara Stanwyck Begins Nov. 25

    The Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre will show four films featuring Barbara Stanwyck during its “One Night Only” series every Monday from Nov. 25 to Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. The series will screen “Stella Dallas,” “Ball of Fire,” “Double Indemnity” and “Christmas in Connecticut.”

  10. Campus Life

    “Last Lecture” on Nov. 11 to Explore “Adventure, Purpose, Service”

    Dale Austin, who is associate dean with the Boerigter Center for Calling and Career at Hope College, will present the address “Off the Record: Adventure, Purpose, Service” on Monday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall through the “Last Lecture Series” organized by the college’s chapter of the national Mortar Board honorary society.

  11. Campus Life

    Nykerk 2019 Photo Gallery

    The Even Year Class of 2022 won the 2019 Nykerk competition. One of Hope College's longest-running traditions, freshmen and sophomore women compete in three different arenas: song, play and oration. Junior and senior coaches arrange the music, write the plays and guide the orators as they craft seven-minute monologues.

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