Hope College News

2017 Nov

  1. Wine Not? Alumnus Becomes Renowned Academic and Winemaker

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    By LauraGrace Orner ’20 Latif Jiji grew up in the peaceful town of Basra, Iraq. Peaceful, that is, until 1941 when Iraq’s alliance with Germany prompted a British invasion that lead to rioting and violence against Jews in the city.  Jews were being murdered and Jiji’s family became frightened. Even when the war subsided in … Continue reading Wine Not? Alumnus Becomes Renowned Academic and Winemaker

    Wine Not? Alumnus Becomes Renowned Academic and Winemaker
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Student Folk Ensembles to Perform on Sunday, Nov. 19

    Student folk ensembles at Hope College will perform on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Student Folk Ensembles to Perform on Sunday, Nov. 19
  5. Pianist Matthew Bengston to Perform on Nov. 17

    Pianist Matthew Bengston will perform at Hope College on Friday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Pianist Matthew Bengston to Perform on Nov. 17
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Who Is My Neighbor?

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    ‘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?
  10. 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
  11. 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

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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
  13. 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
  14. Reflecting on Faculty-Student Collaborative Research at the Library of Congress

    Posted by Mandy Stephenson

    Last Fall 2016, students Sara Plohetski (Spanish Ed.), Brian Molhoek (Sociology/Spanish) and I applied for a library Library of Congress Faculty Student Research grant with the purpose of creating a digital map showcasing the myriad of ways in which three of the most culturally productive Latin American cities –Buenos Aires, Mexico City, and Rio de … Continue reading Reflecting on Faculty-Student Collaborative Research at the Library of Congress

    Reflecting on Faculty-Student Collaborative Research at the Library of Congress
  15. “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
  16. Hope College GPS to Feature Mucca Pazza on Nov. 17

    The Hope College Great Performance Series will feature Mucca Pazza on Friday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

    Hope College GPS to Feature Mucca Pazza on Nov. 17
  17. Football Lands National Offensive Line Of The Week Award

    The Hope College football team has landed the D3football.com’s National Offensive Line of the Week for its performance during a 48-10 win against Albion College on Saturday.

    Football Lands National Offensive Line Of The Week Award
  18. Women’s Soccer Pair Sweep MIAA Player Of Week Honors

    Hope College’s Rachael Braginton and Megan Bigelow have been chosen the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Women’s Soccer Players of the Week for games October 30-November 4.

    Women’s Soccer Pair Sweep MIAA Player Of Week Honors
  19. ‘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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Women’s Soccer Claims MIAA Tournament Title for the Second Year In-A-Row, Qualifies for NCAA Tournament

    Scoring started almost instantaneously in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Women’s Soccer Tournament final on Saturday, and though it was not Hope College who started out on the right foot, the Flying Dutch did what they do best in the end — defend and patiently wait for scoring opportunities come.

    Women’s Soccer Claims MIAA Tournament Title for the Second Year In-A-Row, Qualifies for NCAA Tournament
  24. This is Why I Do the Big Read

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    “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
  25. 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
  26. Knickerbocker Theatre to Present “The Unknown Girl”

    The Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre’s Fall Film Series continues with the Belgian- French drama film “The Unknown Girl” on Monday-Saturday, Nov. 6-11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

    Knickerbocker Theatre to Present “The Unknown Girl”
  27. 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. Alumni Experience: Sam Stevens

    Posted by Nicole Mutua

    “ Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”    – Jalaluddin Rumi Samantha “Sam” Stevens graduated in 2017 with a major in Psychology and a minor in Engineering. After graduating Sam moved to Austria where she currently lives working as an au pair. She … Continue reading Alumni Experience: Sam Stevens

    Alumni Experience: Sam Stevens
  5. “Founding Fathers” to Discuss Developing the “Bill of Rights” on Dec. 8

    Audience members can again experience both history and television in the making during the filming of Episode Three of “Inventing America: Conversations with the Founders” on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Hope College in the DeWitt Center main theatre.

    “Founding Fathers” to Discuss Developing the “Bill of Rights” on Dec. 8
  6. Author Julie Otsuka to Deliver Keynote Address on Nov. 9

    Julie Otsuka, whose book “When the Emperor Was Divine” is the focus of the community-wide Big Read Holland Area this year, will deliver the program’s keynote address on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. at Hope College in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

    Author Julie Otsuka to Deliver Keynote Address on Nov. 9
  7. Hope College Theatre to Present “The Miser” Beginning Nov. 17

    The Hope College Department of Theatre will present “The Miser” on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17 and 18, and Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. with an additional free matinee on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. All performances will be in the DeWitt Center main theatre.

    Hope College Theatre to Present “The Miser” Beginning Nov. 17
  8. Lydia Berkey Doesn’t Shoot for the Stars, She Builds Her Own Ladder to Them

    Posted by Hope Potgiesser

    Lydia Berkey’s first three years at Hope College have been stuffed to the brim with her involvement on campus. She brings her leadership abilities and inspirational spirit to every project she undertakes. Now in her junior year, Lydia is the Vice President of Student Congress, and has previously been involved in the Student Activities Committee for two years. She works in the Bultman … Continue reading Lydia Berkey Doesn’t Shoot for the Stars, She Builds Her Own Ladder to Them

    Lydia Berkey Doesn’t Shoot for the Stars, She Builds Her Own Ladder to Them
  9. From Windy City to Tulip City

    Posted by Eduardo Cervantes

    By: Eddie Cervantes Growing up in Chicago, there was always something to do whether it was in my neighborhood, downtown, or even in a neighborhood on the other side of the city.  Transportation was never an issue, it allowed us to get from one side of the city to the other without ever switching a … Continue reading From Windy City to Tulip City

    From Windy City to Tulip City
  10. Men’s Cross Country Finishes Fourth At MIAA Championship

    The Hope College men’s cross country team placed fourth at the 2017 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championships on Saturday in Tecumseh, Michigan. The Flying Dutchmen totaled 125 points.

    Men’s Cross Country Finishes Fourth At MIAA Championship
  11. 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?
  12. 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
  13. 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?
  14. Hope College Orchestra to Perform on Nov. 3

    The Hope College Orchestra will perform on Friday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts

    Hope College Orchestra to Perform on Nov. 3
  15. 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
  16. 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”
  17. 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!
  18. SEED Celebration & Information Meeting!

    Posted by Caroline Dykstra

    Monday, October 30 | 8:00 p.m.  Graves Hall  Join us as we celebrate God’s faithfulness during the summer of 2017! Hear from student-athletes who traveled with SEED this summer! Learn more about trip locations for summer 2018 and how to apply to the program! — The mission of the SEED (Sport Evangelism to Equip Disciples) … Continue reading SEED Celebration & Information Meeting!

    SEED Celebration & Information Meeting!
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. Wind Ensemble to Present Annual Halloween-Themed Concert on Oct. 31

    The Hope College Wind Ensemble will present its annual Halloween concert on Halloween night, Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Wind Ensemble to Present Annual Halloween-Themed Concert on Oct. 31
  22. Christmas Vespers Tickets to Be Sold Beginning Nov. 6

    Tickets for the popular annual Hope College Christmas Vespers services, a 77-year tradition, will be sold to the public beginning on Monday, Nov. 6, at the Events and Conferences Office in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center.

    Christmas Vespers Tickets to Be Sold Beginning Nov. 6
  23. H2 Dance Company to Present Fall Concert on Oct. 27-28, Nov. 3-4

    The H2 Dance Company of Hope College will present its annual concert on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27 and 28, and Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 and 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

    H2 Dance Company to Present Fall Concert on Oct. 27-28, Nov. 3-4
  24. 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!
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. FAFSA: Five things to know

    Posted by Admissions Office

    By Kristin Diekevers ’07, Associate Director of Admissions What is the FAFSA and why is it so important? The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It is the primary application for receiving need-based aid at American colleges and universities. If you need help paying for college, submitting your FAFSA is the first step in applying … Continue reading FAFSA: Five things to know

    FAFSA: Five things to know
  30. 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
  31. Recent Grad Researches Grit and Presents at International Congress

    Posted by Scott Travis

    Positive psychology is the scientific study of what enables individuals and communities to thrive. At a recent international conference, one of our Hope College alumni community members contributed to this field of study with some academic thriving of his own. Robby Henry ’17 recently presented original research he completed at Hope as part of the 5th World Congress of the … Continue reading Recent Grad Researches Grit and Presents at International Congress

    Recent Grad Researches Grit and Presents at International Congress
  32. “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”
  33. Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors to Perform on Oct. 26

    The Hope College Concert Series will feature Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors with special guests Lewis Watson and S. Martin on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors to Perform on Oct. 26
  34. Tom Harrell Quartet to Perform on Oct. 25

    The Tom Harrell Quartet will perform at Hope College on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall at the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Tom Harrell Quartet to Perform on Oct. 25
  35. Concert on Oct. 23 to Feature “Chamber Music by Two, Three and Four”

    The Department of Music at Hope College will present “Chamber Music by Two, Three and Four,” featuring a duo, trio and quartet, on Monday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Concert on Oct. 23 to Feature “Chamber Music by Two, Three and Four”
  36. 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!
  37. 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
  38. Flutist Gabe Southard to Present Faculty Recital on Oct. 22

    Flutist Gabe Southard will present a faculty recital at Hope College on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Flutist Gabe Southard to Present Faculty Recital on Oct. 22
  39. 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!
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. Concert to Feature Multiple Alumni Pursuing Careers in Opera

    A total of eight Hope College alumni who have pursued careers in opera and two alumni pianists with experience as opera accompanists are returning to campus for a concert on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Concert to Feature Multiple Alumni Pursuing Careers in Opera
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. Football’s Darren Ford Named MIAA Special Teams Player Of The Week

    Hope College kicker Darren Ford has been recognized as the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance during a 36-14 victory against Alma College on Saturday.

    Football’s Darren Ford Named MIAA Special Teams Player Of The Week
  47. Alumni Feature: “Do What You Love”

    Posted by Raquel Niles

    What are you doing now? I am a Senior Vice President and Group Publisher for Zondervan, which is part of HarperCollins Global Publishing. I oversee the acquisitions, marketing, and publicity for Zondervan and Zonderkidz titles. We publish books, gift books, videos, Bibles, curriculum and digital products including audiobooks, ebooks, digital books, and apps. How did … Continue reading Alumni Feature: “Do What You Love”

    Alumni Feature: “Do What You Love”
  48. Find Your Home

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    By Rourke Mullins, Hope College Senior Here it is, you’re 18 years old and the moment in life has come where you are asked to answer one of the most important questions of your life, “where are you going to college?” It’s a daunting question that for myself, created a pit in my stomach. I … Continue reading Find Your Home

    Find Your Home
  49. 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
  50. #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?
  51. Devising Workshop with Rich Perez

    Posted by Rachel Dion

    The DeWitt stage was the location for the first of a workshop series for the launch of  faculty member Rich Perez’s new devised project. The Hope College Theatre Department has a strong commitment to creating new plays and specifically devised work. The department has partnered with  Nathan Allen for Rose and the Rime (2007) and … Continue reading Devising Workshop with Rich Perez

    Devising Workshop with Rich Perez
  52. Growing Season

    Posted by Caroline Dykstra

    During the summer of 2017, we launched the SEED program with the support of Sawyer Products. Three teams of mixed sport student-athletes and coaches used their passion for sports to share the love of Christ around the world. In May, our first trip launched to India with 12 student-athletes and three staff members to partner … Continue reading Growing Season

    Growing Season
  53. Nyenhuis Sculpture Garden to Be Dedicated on Saturday, Oct. 14

    The Leona M. and Jacob E. Nyenhuis Sculpture Garden at Hope College will be dedicated on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Kruizenga Art Museum during the college’s Homecoming Weekend.

    Nyenhuis Sculpture Garden to Be Dedicated on Saturday, Oct. 14
  54. Knickerbocker Fall Film Series Continues with “Trip to Spain”

    The Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre’s Fall Film Series continues with the British comedy “Trip to Spain” on Monday-Saturday, Oct. 9-14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

    Knickerbocker Fall Film Series Continues with “Trip to Spain”
  55. 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
  56. Exhibition “Distant Tracings // Tracing Distance” to Open on Oct. 13

    Artist Claudia Esslinger explores the concepts of connection and separation and the role that technology plays in facilitating or frustrating connections in the exhibition “Distant Tracings // Tracing Distance,” opening at the De Pree Art Center and Gallery at Hope College on Friday, Oct. 13.

    Exhibition “Distant Tracings // Tracing Distance” to Open on Oct. 13
  57. Hope College to Present Homecoming Gala Concert on Oct. 13

    The Hope College Department of Music will present its inaugural “Homecoming Gala Concert” on Friday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Hope College to Present Homecoming Gala Concert on Oct. 13
  58. 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
  59. Staged Reading Scheduled of Play That Explores Immigration Issues

    Hope College Theatre in partnership with the college’s Latino Student Organization will explore immigration issues, particularly as they affect young people, through a staged reading of the play “Just Like Us” by Karen Zacarias on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Schaap Auditorium of the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center.

    Staged Reading Scheduled of Play That Explores Immigration Issues
  60. Guest Artists to Present One-Woman Performance of “The Gospel of John”

    Multiple programs at Hope College are co-sponsoring a one-woman, spoken-word performance of “The Gospel of John” on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 15, at 3 p.m. in the Fried-Hemenway Auditorium of the Martha Miller Center for Global Communication.

    Guest Artists to Present One-Woman Performance of “The Gospel of John”
  61. 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
  62. 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
  63. 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.
  64. Hope Featured in Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges

    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 Guide to 375 Green Colleges.”

    Hope Featured in Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges
  65. 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
  66. 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
  67. 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!
  68. Megan Klintworth Chosen MIAA Women’s Golfer Of The Week

    Hope College’s Megan Klintworth has been selected the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Women’s Golfer of the Week for play September 25-October 1.

    Megan Klintworth Chosen MIAA Women’s Golfer Of The Week
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