Hope College News

2019 Feb

  1. Arts

    Hope College Theatre to Present “Cry It Out” on Feb. 20-24

    The Department of Theatre at Hope College will present “Cry It Out” on Wednesday-Saturday, Feb. 20-23, at 7:30 p.m., with an additional matinee on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. There will also be a matinee performance on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. that is free of charge. All performances will be in the DeWitt Center main theatre.

  2. Athletics

    Jorge Capestany Named PTR Professional of the Year

    Jorge Capestany, manager of the DeWitt Tennis Center and director of the professional tennis management program at Hope College, has earned yet another prominent award for his work in the tennis world. The Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) has named him its 2019 Professional of the Year.

  3. Academics

    Hope Grad to Discuss Career Using Research Skills from Psych Course

    Dr. Kari Nysse Carris, a 1996 Hope College graduate who is vice president of health sciences at NORC (formerly known as the National Opinion Research Center) at the University of Chicago will present “Research Methods: The Tie That Binds” on Monday, Feb. 18, at 3:30 p.m. at Hope in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall through the college’s annual John Shaughnessy Psychology Lecture Series.

  4. Campus Life

    Austin Channing Brown to Present Black History Month Keynote

    Author Austin Channing Brown will present the address “Speaking Truth to Power” on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts as the 2019 Black History Month keynote lecture at Hope College.

  5. Campus Life

    Lecture to Explore the Art of Chris Stoffel Overvoorde

    Dr. Henk Aay, who is a senior research fellow with the Van Raalte Institute at Hope College, will present the address “Chris Stoffel Overvoorde: History and Landscape Paintings of the Netherlands and America” on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 9:30 a.m. at the Holland Area Arts Council.

  6. Academics

    World War II Tuskegee Airman Franklin J. Macon to Speak at Hope

    Franklin J. Macon, who as a Documented Original Tuskegee Airman during World War II was among the first African American military aviators in the U.S., will speak at Hope College on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 4 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

  7. Academics

    One Way to Make College Meaningful

    New York Times

    There is a growing movement among private colleges and universities to focus on vocation as it evolves from the Christian tradition, in the sense of a “calling.” Consider what happened when the Hope College chapter of Engineers Without Borders embarked on a project to bring water filtration systems to the community of Nkuv in Cameroon.

  8. Athletics

    Leave Your Righteous Indignation on the Field

    Christianity Today

    In sports, like ordinary life, we find ourselves in scenarios where people don’t get what they deserve, Chad Carlson, associate professor of kinesiology.

2019 Jan

  1. Campus Life

    Polar Vortex 2019 Photos

    The Polar Vortex 2019 brought the coldest temperatures in recent memory, closing campus on Monday, January 28, and Wednesday, January 30.

  2. academics

    WGS and the World: Alumni Interview–Dr. Vanessa Ann Claus ’08


    Meet Our Alumni: Dr. Vanessa Ann Claus Dr. Vanessa Ann Claus ‘ 08 graduated with a dual major in Women’s Studies* and Communication. Dr. Claus is a Lead Faculty Member at Colorado State University-Global Campus teaching business and management courses and publishing in peer-reviewed journals. In 2013, she co-published “Culture and leadership: Women in nonprofit and … Continue reading WGS and the World: Alumni Interview–Dr. Vanessa Ann Claus ’08

  3. Campus Life

    Hope and Snow: A History

    Snow days are a rare occurrence at Hope College, as anyone who’s trekked to or across campus when the local K-12 schools have been shuttered has been all-too-aware.

  4. Campus Life

    Author Hendrik Meijer to Discuss Longtime Senator Arthur Vandenberg

    Biographer Hendrik “Hank” Meijer will discuss longtime Michigan senator Arthur Vandenberg and his role as a bipartisan consensus builder on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 9:30 a.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts at Hope College.

  5. academics

    Deirdre Johnston receives new Great Lakes Colleges Association award


    Deirdre Johnston, Interim Associate Dean for Global Education and Professor of Communication, received a new Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) award of $27,000 for a project titled Global Health in the Liberal Arts Collaborative.  The award period is 10 June 2019 through 14 June 2019. This project will send eight Hope faculty members to the … Continue reading Deirdre Johnston receives new Great Lakes Colleges Association award

  6. Academics

    A High Note in Neuroscience

    Diverse: Issues In Higher Education

    Dr. Gerald Griffin, associate professor of biology and psychology, has been named a 2019 Emerging Scholar by “Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.” The honorees are selected based on research, educational background, publishing record, teaching record, competitiveness of field of study and uniqueness of field of study.

  7. academics

    Aerospace Aspirations


    A typical semester for Hope College engineering student Samuel Bachwich (‘21) includes a full load of challenging courses across campus and long hours working on the Formula SAE team. During the fall 2018 semester he added one more activity to his schedule: Sam had the privilege of being a member of NASA’s inaugural L’SPACE Academy. … Continue reading Aerospace Aspirations

  8. Campus Life

    Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Lecture Photo Gallery

    The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Lecture at Hope College featured Dr. Joy DeGruy, a nationally and internationally renowned researcher, educator, author and presenter, who delivered the address "We Have Been Here Before: Challenges and Courageous Alternatives" on Monday, Jan. 21 in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

  9. Academics

    Mike Norman of Hope music faculty to receive award of merit

    Holland Sentinel

    Mike Norman of the music faculty will receive an Award of Merit from the Michigan Music Education Association. The award recognizes an individual who has provided exemplary service to the MMEA and music education in Michigan.

  10. Academics

    Hope to Show Documentary Exploring How to Make a Better World for All

    Hope College will offer an advance screening of the new documentary “The Pursuit,” which explores the question of how to create a better world for all, starting with those at the margins of society, on Monday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

  11. athletics

    Women’s Basketball Team Learns Life-Lasting Lessons about MLK in Atlanta


    Back in December 2018, the Hope College women’s basketball team traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, to compete in the Oglethorpe Holiday Classic. The trip was not just about competition, though. Thanks to the organizing efforts of Vanessa Greene, Hope’s associate dean of students and director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and the support of … Continue reading Women’s Basketball Team Learns Life-Lasting Lessons about MLK in Atlanta

  12. Campus Life

    Hope, other colleges affected by shutdown

    Holland Sentinel

    During the government shutdown, higher ed institutions were among the groups left in a state of limbo, as several grant-funding agencies — including the NSF, NASA, NOAA and NEH — were effectively closed.

  13. Admissions

    Hope College Ranked as a Best Value School in 2019 Rankings

    College Factual

    Hope College has been ranked a “Best College for the Money” in College Factual’s 2019 report. Hope achieved a ranking of #215 out of 1510 colleges and universities for overall value, making it an excellent choice for students who want an affordable quality education.

  14. Campus Life

    Hope Honors Staff for Service

    Hope College staff members were recognized during the college’s annual service award luncheon, held on Friday, Jan. 18, at the Haworth Inn and Conference Center.

  15. Campus Life

    Annual Provost’s Recognition Event Honors Faculty

    Hope College honored faculty and staff members for service to the college and other professional activity during the annual faculty recognition event coordinated by the Provost’s Office and held at the Maas Center auditorium on Tuesday, Jan. 8.

  16. Campus Life

    Play on Holland’s Early Years to Be Performed on Jan. 26 and 27

    “Vision of New Life,” a play written by local playwright and theatre director Max Bush about Holland’s early years, will be staged on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26 and 27, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on both days at Hope College in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

  17. Academics

    Lectures to Focus on Effect of Aerosol Emissions on Climate and Health

    Research scientist Dr. Douglas R. Worsnop, a 1974 Hope College graduate who is a vice president with Aerodyne Research Inc., will focus on the effect of aerosol emissions on climate and health through two lectures that he will present while at Hope on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 24-25, through the James and Jeanette Neckers Lectureship in Chemistry.

  18. Academics

    One Good Thing: Hope College students working on world water problems


    Hope students have partnered with a few different organizations to provide clean water to people in Fiji, which has been hit by three hurricanes in three years. In addition to Fiji, the students are studying water filter effectiveness in 24 other countries around the globe.

  19. Arts

    Classical Ensemble The 5 Browns Will Featured in Both Concert and Film

    Hope College is featuring the classical ensemble The 5 Browns in two different ways. First, the Hope College Great Performance Series will host The 5 Browns on Friday, Jan. 18, in an already sold-out concert. The sibling ensemble will then be highlighted when the film “Digging Through the Darkness: The 5 Browns Story,” focused on sexual abuse and its aftermath, shows on Friday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

  20. academics

    They’ll Always Have Paris


    A small but reputable library in Paris now has a new and meaningful relationship with a small but reputable liberal arts college in the U.S. thanks to a Hope English professor and her two research students. For two and a half weeks during the summer of 2018, Dr. Natalie Dykstra, senior Sarah Lundy and junior … Continue reading They’ll Always Have Paris

  21. Academics

    Author to Discuss Sustainable Alternatives to Hectic Lifestyle

    Author William Powers, who has worked for two decades in development aid and conservation in Latin America, Africa and North America, will discuss sustainable alternatives to a hectic lifestyle on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 4:30 p.m. at Hope College in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

  22. Academics

    Featured Grantee of the Month: Hope College

    Arts Midwest

    Dr. Deborah Van Duinen from Hope College talks multigenerational programming, access to literature, and an NEA Big Read that helped their community find solidarity in difference.

  23. Campus Life

    Fall 2018 Dean's List Announced

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

  24. giving

    Hope Alumni Bring Unique Perspectives to the Tech Industry


    One of the best parts of my job is meeting some of Hope’s 33,000 alumni on their home turf. With graduates living in all 50 states and over 80 countries around the world, the opportunities for connections are endless. Whether it’s entrepreneurs from Nairobi, newly found connections in Tokyo or young alumni making their mark in … Continue reading Hope Alumni Bring Unique Perspectives to the Tech Industry

  25. Arts

    StrikeTime Dance Theatre to Present Jan. 11-12 Concerts for Children

    Artwork by Zeeland elementary students and an international collaboration including dancers from Haiti and area schools will be among the highlights of live dance events for children being presented by Hope College dance affiliate StrikeTime Dance Theatre on Friday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.