Hope College News

2017 Dec

  1. Theatre Alumni Emily Svendson (’15) and WAR PAINT

    Posted by Rachel Dion

    Hope College Theatre alumni Emily Svendson (‘15) has been backstage on Broadway as a wardrober for WAR PAINT. Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, WAR PAINT is a new musical about the women who dominated the beauty industry, Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden. With fierce competition, the two women sacrificed everything to become two of … Continue reading Theatre Alumni Emily Svendson (’15) and WAR PAINT

    Theatre Alumni Emily Svendson (’15) and WAR PAINT
  2. Book on Vocation and Higher Education Earns Finalist Recognition

    The book “At This Time and in This Place: Vocation and Higher Education,” edited by Dr. David S. Cunningham of the Hope College faculty, earned recognition as a finalist for the 2017 Lilly Fellows Program Book Award sponsored by the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts.

    Book on Vocation and Higher Education Earns Finalist Recognition
  3. Day1: Watershed Program Receives Stakeholder of the Year Award

    The Day1: Watershed program at Hope College has received the 2017 Watershed Stakeholder of the Year Award from the Macatawa Watershed Project of the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council (MACC).

    Day1: Watershed Program Receives Stakeholder of the Year Award
  4. The Gifts of the Season

    Posted by Janis Gibbs

    It’s the end of the semester.   This is one of those good news, bad news stories.  The holidays are coming.  We are about to get a break.  For some people, the holidays mean a chance to see friends and family.  For others, the holidays can be a challenging time, with loneliness and depression always a … Continue reading The Gifts of the Season

    The Gifts of the Season
  5. Vespers 2017 Photos

    Featuring more than 200 performers in historic Dimnent Memorial Chapel, the 77th Christmas Vespers presented an annual program of Christmas carols and anthems.

    Vespers 2017 Photos

2017 Nov

  1. President's Christmas Tree Lighting 2017

    President Dennis and Betty Voskuil invited students to their home on Tuesday, November 28, for the Lighting of the Tree and Christmas carols, music, food, St. Nicholas cookie decorating and more.

    President's Christmas Tree Lighting 2017
  2. Three Women’s Soccer Players Earn All-Region Honors

    Three Hope College women’s soccer players have claimed all-region honors from the United Soccer Coaches for the 2017 season: forwards Grace Bubin and Allie Wittenbach and midfielder Rylie Dalton.

    Three Women’s Soccer Players Earn All-Region Honors
  3. Hope College Concert Band to Perform on Dec. 7

    The Hope College Concert Band will perform on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Hope College Concert Band to Perform on Dec. 7
  4. May Term Mems

    Posted by Alley LoPrete

    Pine Ridge, South Dakota  One of the unique academic experiences that Hope College offers students is to study over the summer months through May, June and July terms. For many Hope students, this is a chance to travel or spend some more time in lovely Holland and build a deeper community with the members of … Continue reading May Term Mems

    May Term Mems
  5. Hope College Wind Ensemble to Perform on Dec. 6

    The Hope College Wind Ensemble will perform a concert on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Hope College Wind Ensemble to Perform on Dec. 6
  6. Hope College to Present Wind Chamber Concert on Dec. 4

    The Department of Music at Hope College will present a Wind Chamber Concert on Monday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 pm in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Hope College to Present Wind Chamber Concert on Dec. 4
  7. Grant Supports Research to Develop “Building Block” for New Medicines

    Dr. Christopher Turlington of the Hope College chemistry faculty has received a grant from the American Chemical Society’s Petroleum Research Fund (ACS-PRF) that will help him explore how to develop a “building block” that could be used for new medicines.

    Grant Supports Research to Develop “Building Block” for New Medicines
  8. Kristen Gray Wins National Award from Counseling Association

    Dr. Kristen Gray, who is the associate dean for health and counseling and directs the Counseling and Psychological Services office at Hope College, has received the national President’s Award from the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD).

    Kristen Gray Wins National Award from Counseling Association
  9. Hope College to Present Madrigal Dinner on December 8 and 9

    The Hope College Department of Music and Collegium Musicum will present the college’s annual Christmas Madrigal Dinner on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8 and 9, in the lobby of the Jack H. Miller Center for the Musical Arts.

    Hope College to Present Madrigal Dinner on December 8 and 9
  10. An Entrepreneur With Autism Finds His Own Path

    Wall Street Journal

    Chris Tidmarsh’s '10 path to entrepreneurship resembles that of others starting their own business. He has a wide breadth of knowledge and a vision of what he wants to accomplish.

    An Entrepreneur With Autism Finds His Own Path
  11. Images 2017 Photos

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

    Images 2017 Photos
  12. Guitarist Kyle Thompson to Perform on Dec. 1

    Classical guitarist Kyle Thompson will perform at Hope College on Friday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Guitarist Kyle Thompson to Perform on Dec. 1
  13. Hope College Entrepreneurship Program to hold pitch competition

    Holland Sentinel

    The competition is the culmination of a semester-long class held twice a year through the college and students work directly with Mary Ellen Kettelhut, director of entrepreneurship at the college.

    Hope College Entrepreneurship Program to hold pitch competition
  14. Meg Peel Repeats As MIAA Women’s Swimmer Of The Week

    Hope College’s Meg Peel has been named the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Women’s Swimmer of the Week for the second consecutive time.

    Meg Peel Repeats As MIAA Women’s Swimmer Of The Week
  15. Hope Geology Students Present Research at National Meeting

    Seven Hope College geology students presented results from ongoing research projects during the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, held in Seattle Washington, on Saturday-Wednesday, Oct. 21-25.

    Hope Geology Students Present Research at National Meeting
  16. Political analysts discuss Trump at Hope College

    Holland Sentinel

    The political science department hosted New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, author Sam Tanenhaus and Emory University professor Mark Bauerlein to discuss Trump’s impact on American democracy.

    Political analysts discuss Trump at Hope College
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Taking SHAPE

    Posted by Kinesiology

    As physical educators and coaches, we love SHAPES. From the rectangles, squares, and circles of our courts and fields to the spheres, cylinders, and prolate spheroids used in the sports and activities that we teach, SHAPES are important to us. However, in the Hope College Kinesiology Department we recently celebrated a different type of SHAPE. … Continue reading Taking SHAPE

    Taking SHAPE
  24. 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
  25. 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?
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. “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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. ‘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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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”
  43. Race to Zero

    AMDG Architects

    Students from Hope will using the current design as a platform to study alternative construction types and building systems which are more energy efficient.

    Race to Zero
  44. 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
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