Hope College News

2018 Jun

  1. Knickerbocker to Host Screening of “Inventing America’s” Episode on the U.S. Bill of Rights on June 29

    The Founding Fathers will return to the big screen at Hope College’s Knickerbocker Theatre for a final time on Friday, June 29, at 8 p.m. as they discuss the Bill of Rights during a free premiere showing of the concluding episode in the three-part “Inventing America” series.

    Knickerbocker to Host Screening of “Inventing America’s” Episode on the U.S. Bill of Rights on June 29
  2. ‘Awakening’ Faith-Formation Program for High School Students Running June 10–15

    The high school students participating in the Awakening faith-formation summer institute at Hope College don’t just learn about worship. They also plan and lead a service themselves, applying skills and perspective that they’ve gained along the way, lessons that the program’s organizers hope will make a lasting difference to them — and, through them, to others.

    ‘Awakening’ Faith-Formation Program for High School Students Running June 10–15

2018 May

  1. Three From Women’s Track & Field Claim All-Region Honors

    Three student-athletes from the Hope College outdoor women’s track & field team have earned all-region accolades from the United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association for the 2018 season.

    Three From Women’s Track & Field Claim All-Region Honors
  2. Trio From Men’s Track & Field Named All-Region

    Three student-athletes from the Hope College outdoor men’s track & field team have earned all-region honors from the United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association for the 2018 season.

    Trio From Men’s Track & Field Named All-Region
  3. Shonn Colbrunn Named First Executive Director of Hope College’s Boerigter Center for Calling and Career

    Hope College has named the first executive director of its new Boerigter Center for Calling and Career. Shonn Colbrunn of Zeeland will bring more than 23 years of experience in administrative leadership to the college-wide initiative that seeks to inspire students to engage in lifelong practices of career development by emphasizing discernment, preparation and pursuit. Colbrunn will begin his work at Hope’s Boerigter Center on June 4.

    Shonn Colbrunn Named First Executive Director of Hope College’s Boerigter Center for Calling and Career
  4. Annual Golf Outing Is June 11

    The annual Hope College golf outing, the “Bob DeYoung Hope Classic,” will be held on Monday, June 11, at Ravines Golf Club in Saugatuck.

    Annual Golf Outing Is June 11
  5. “I’ll Always Be a Student Forever”

    Sherman LaBarge started his Hope College education back in 2009, with an English grammar class taught by Dr. Rhoda Burton. It was hard but it went well, so the next semester he followed it up with a writing class, then later a literature class, then onto a religion class.

    “I’ll Always Be a Student Forever”
  6. Jacob Nyenhuis Honored through Book of Tributes and Reflections

    Dr. Jacob (Jack) E. Nyenhuis, whose career in teaching and administration at Hope College has spanned more than four decades, has been honored with a book celebrating his career, character and impact.

    Jacob Nyenhuis Honored through Book of Tributes and Reflections
  7. Three Men’s Golfers Claim All-Region Honors

    Three Hope College men’s golfers have been named NCAA Division III PING All-Great Lakes Region honorees for the 2017-18 season by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

    Three Men’s Golfers Claim All-Region Honors
  8. Two Softball Players Named To NFCA All-Region Teams

    Hope College softball players Hayley Reitsma and Sydney Jones have repeated as National Fastpitch Coaches Association all-region honorees for the 2018 NCAA Division III season.

    Two Softball Players Named To NFCA All-Region Teams
  9. Spring 2018 Dean's List Announced

    The Registrar’s Office is pleased to announce Dean’s List recipients for the spring 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.

    Spring 2018 Dean's List Announced
  10. Hope College Dining Services Wins First-Place National Award

    Hope College Dining Services has won a gold award in the 2018 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards program of the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS).

    Hope College Dining Services Wins First-Place National Award
  11. Commencement 2018 Media Gallery

    Hope College’s 153rd Commencement, celebrating the graduating Class of 2018, was held on Sunday, May 6, at Ray and Sue Smith Stadium.

    Commencement 2018 Media Gallery
  12. Graduating Senior Connor Gentry Receives National Miracle Network Dance Marathon Distinguished Leadership Award

    Connor Gentry of Bloomington, Illinois, who graduated from Hope College earlier this month, is one of only 20 students from 300 colleges and universities across the United States and Canada selected to receive a 2018 Miracle Network Dance Marathon Distinguished Leadership Award.

    Graduating Senior Connor Gentry Receives National Miracle Network Dance Marathon Distinguished Leadership Award
  13. Retrospective Exhibition “In Memory: The Art of Billy Mayer” to Open at the Kruizenga Art Museum on May 29

    A new exhibition opening at the Hope College Kruizenga Art Museum on Tuesday, May 29, provides a retrospective look at the artistic career of Hope College art professor Billy Mayer, who passed away unexpectedly at age 64 in November 2017. “In Memory: The Art of Billy Mayer” includes examples of Mayer’s work in a broad range of artistic genres, from ceramics and metal sculpture to collages, photographs and mixed-media installation pieces.

    Retrospective Exhibition “In Memory: The Art of Billy Mayer” to Open at the Kruizenga Art Museum on May 29
  14. Baseball Claims No. 3 Seed For MIAA Tournament

    The Hope College baseball team will be the No. 3 seed for this week’s Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tournament.

    Baseball Claims No. 3 Seed For MIAA Tournament
  15. Graduating Seniors and Recent Graduates Initiated into Phi Beta Kappa

    A total of 66 of Hope College’s graduating seniors and recent graduates were initiated into the Zeta of Michigan chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest scholastic honorary society, on Saturday, May 5, in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Graduating Seniors and Recent Graduates Initiated into Phi Beta Kappa
  16. Text of 2018 Baccalaureate Sermon

    Text of the 2018 Hope College Baccalaureate sermon, delivered by Dr. Gerald Griffin, assistant professor of psychology and biology.

    Text of 2018 Baccalaureate Sermon
  17. Hope Graduates Encouraged to Live with Purpose

    As she delivered her Commencement address to Hope College’s graduating Class of 2018 on Sunday, May 6, Dr. Temple Smith explained that she had considered a variety of approaches for framing her remarks.

    Hope Graduates Encouraged to Live with Purpose
  18. Spring Fling 2018 Photos

    Hope marked the final day of classes for the spring semester with a variety of activities in the Pine Grove.

    Spring Fling 2018 Photos
  19. Research Project Wins Hope Social Sciences Young Investigators Award

    A collaborative faculty-student research project that studied the accuracy of a commercially available, wrist-worn, heart-rate monitor has won Hope College’s annual “Social Sciences Young Investigators Award.”

    Research Project Wins Hope Social Sciences Young Investigators Award
  20. Women’s Tennis Pair Claims All-MIAA First Team Honors

    Hope College’s Amanda Bandrowski and Claire Hallock spearheaded the Flying Dutch’s repeat as Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association champions this spring.

    Women’s Tennis Pair Claims All-MIAA First Team Honors
  21. Personal Essay by Hope Senior Wade Hoag Published in “The Sun” Magazine

    A personal essay by Hope College senior Wade Hoag that began life in an introductory course has been published in the April 2018 issue of “The Sun,” a monthly magazine that features essays, interviews, photography, poems and short stories.

    Personal Essay by Hope Senior Wade Hoag Published in “The Sun” Magazine
  22. Book Examines Holland’s Boat-Building Tradition

    Holland’s boat-building heritage is highlighted in a new book by Geoffrey Reynolds, who is the Mary Riepma Ross Director of the Joint Archives of Holland at Hope College.

    Book Examines Holland’s Boat-Building Tradition
  23. Hope College Spring Film Series at Knickerbocker Starts May 14

    The Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland will continue to bring independent and international films to the West Michigan community through its 2018 Spring Film Series opening on Monday, May 14.

    Hope College Spring Film Series at Knickerbocker Starts May 14
  24. Mark VanderStoep Named MIAA Men’s Tennis Player of Week

    Hope College’s Mark VanderStoep has been selected the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s Tennis Player of the Week. The junior from Holland, Michigan (West Ottawa HS) is receiving the award for the first time in his Flying Dutchmen career. VanderStoep won both his singles and doubles matches last week to help Hope win 9-0 at Alma and clinch the No. 2 seed for the MIAA Tournament. At No. 2 singles, VanderStoep defeated Luke Van Fleet 6-0, 6-2. At No. 1 doubles, VanderStoep teamed with Danny Kroeze for an 8-4 decision against BJ Schuette and Van Fleet.

    Mark VanderStoep Named MIAA Men’s Tennis Player of Week
  25. Men’s Lacrosse Pair Sweeps MIAA Player Of Week Honors

    Hope College’s Nathaniel Hentschel and Nick Schanhals have swept Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Week honors.

    Men’s Lacrosse Pair Sweeps MIAA Player Of Week Honors
  26. Women's Lacrosse Earns Four All-MIAA Second Team Honorees

    Four Hope College women’s lacrosse players have earned All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Second Team honors for the 2018 season from the league’s coaches.

    Women's Lacrosse Earns Four All-MIAA Second Team Honorees
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