Hope College News

2017 Nov

  1. Snovember and Beyond

    Posted by Grace Glagola

    It looks like we’re going have a full-blown West Michigan winter this year. It’s only early November and snow has already pelted our faces. Whether you hate snow or are already playing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You,” winter is coming, and that means your safe passage around campus is our priority. … Continue reading Snovember and Beyond

    Snovember and Beyond
  2. Relay for Life 2017 Photos

    The student-organized Hope College chapter of Colleges Against Cancer sponsored its 15th annual Relay For Life event from 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, until 7 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11. The Relay For Life is part of a national fund-raising initiative for the American Cancer Society.

    Relay for Life 2017 Photos
  3. Living Sustainably: Make your holidays a little greener

    Posted by Michelle Gibbs

    By Marissa Ruehl, Hope College Green Team Intern Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Jack Frost nipping at your nose. The holidays are quickly approaching, and we often overlook the environmental impact of these events. Below are a few easy suggestions to help make the most wonderful time of the year a little more green. The Feast: Holidays … Continue reading Living Sustainably: Make your holidays a little greener

    Living Sustainably: Make your holidays a little greener
  4. Billy Mayer of Art Faculty Dies

    Billy Mayer, a professor of art who had been a member of the Hope College faculty for nearly four decades, died unexpectedly at his home during the weekend. He was 64.

    Billy Mayer of Art Faculty Dies
  5. 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?

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    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
  7. 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
  8. “IMAGES: A Reflection of Cultures” Will Be Nov. 18

    An international showcase and cuisine will provide a sampling of cultural heritage from around the world during Hope College’s “IMAGES: A Reflection of Cultures” on Saturday, Nov. 18.

    “IMAGES: A Reflection of Cultures” Will Be Nov. 18
  9. 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
  10. Hope Relay for Life Begins Friday, Nov. 10

    The student-organized Hope College chapter of Colleges Against Cancer will sponsor its 15th annual Relay For Life event from 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, until 7 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Dow Center.

    Hope Relay for Life Begins Friday, Nov. 10
  11. This is Why I Do the Big Read

    Posted by blogs

    “What was your favorite part of the kick-off event?” As I asked this simple question in my 10th grade English class at West Ottawa High School, hands shot in the air!  Each year when my students read the book chosen for Holland’s Big Read, I require that they attend at least one event of their … Continue reading This is Why I Do the Big Read

    This is Why I Do the Big Read
  12. Keep It Clean: How to Maintain Professional Social Media

    Posted by Kelly Arnold

    Our generation is the first to be considered “digital natives”. We’ve grown up with the internet, so now as young adults, we are fully capable of traversing it because of this close familiarity. I believe that being digital natives means we should be more careful with our posts. During our time staring at screens, we’ve seen … Continue reading Keep It Clean: How to Maintain Professional Social Media

    Keep It Clean: How to Maintain Professional Social Media

2017 Oct

  1. Need a Ride?

    Posted by Grace Glagola

    Crazy weather? Walking alone and it’s after dark? Maybe you just don’t feel like walking? Whatever the reason, the Hope College Campus Evening Shuttle is there for you with a free minivan transportation system that encircles campus. The Evening Shuttle makes eight stops on campus and can be spotted with an illuminated sign on top of a silver … Continue reading Need a Ride?

    Need a Ride?
  2. Finding an Industry if You Have No Idea Where to Start

    Posted by Caitlin Lindman

    For some people, knowing what industry they want to work in is easy to decide, for others not so much. I’ve been there myself and, in fact, I’m still torn about what I want to do.  Don’t worry, you don’t have to have it all figured out just yet, BUT here are some tips for … Continue reading Finding an Industry if You Have No Idea Where to Start

    Finding an Industry if You Have No Idea Where to Start
  3. 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!
  4. Surf Camp!

    Posted by Stephanie Pentis

    During orientation, we had a compulsory surf safety presentation (can’t get more Aussie than that!), and we were told about Surf Camp Australia. Two days of nothing but “SURF EAT SLEEP REPEAT.” Sounds great right? So we got a bunch of people to sign up and within no time we were off! With our bags … Continue reading Surf Camp!

    Surf Camp!
  5. 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
  6. THE ‘KERK!

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    “And the winner of the 2017 Nykerk Cup Competition is…” Those words will inevitably ring through DeVos Field House in just three short weeks, the night of October 28th to be exact. But, the words that will follow this red-underlined-incomplete-sentence are yet to be fought, rehearsed, sang, played, spoke, and deliberated over. The ultimate question … Continue reading THE ‘KERK!

    THE ‘KERK!
  7. Hope College to Host Holland Mayoral Debate on Monday, Oct. 16

    Hope College will host a debate between the two candidates in Holland’s mayoral race, Mayor Nancy DeBoer and Councilman Jay Peters, on Monday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

    Hope College to Host Holland Mayoral Debate on Monday, Oct. 16
  8. Hope College Featured in Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges

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    October 3, 2017 — by Tyler Thayer and The Princeton Review Hope College is one of the 375 most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review. The education services company known for its test prep and tutoring services, books, and college rankings features Hope in the 2017 edition of its free book, “The Princeton Review … Continue reading Hope College Featured in Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges

    Hope College Featured in Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges
  9. Online Resources for Students

    Posted by Kelly Arnold

    The first few weeks of classes have come and gone and we’re officially immersed in the 2017-2018 academic year. Running from classes to extra-curricular activities, both students old and new are starting to settle into their rhythm for what’s to come as the year progresses. But what if I told you there are more ways … Continue reading Online Resources for Students

    Online Resources for Students
  10. 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
  11. Odd Year Wins Again!

    The freshman Class of 2021 won the Pull tug-of-war on Saturday, September 30, with a gain of 6 feet, 2 inches. This is the second consecutive win for the Odd Year.

    Odd Year Wins Again!
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