Hope College News

2020 Jan

  1. Campus Life

    Hope Serves 2020

    On Saturday, January 25, 2020, Hope students, employees and alumni served others by volunteering in their communities as part of Day of Service.

  2. 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 Xernona Clayton, a nationally renowned activist, television personality, CEO and philanthropist, presented the address “MLK: A Legacy of Love, Faith, Commitment and Sacrifice,” on Monday, Jan. 20.

  3. Campus Life

    Commemoration of Black History Month to Feature Combined Jazz Concert and Lecture on Feb. 4

    The combined concert and keynote lecture “Jazz in the Fight for Civil Rights: Jazz as Activist Music” on Tuesday, Feb. 4, featuring visiting musician and scholar Dr. Damani Phillips of the University of Iowa faculty as well as area vocal and jazz ensembles, will headline multiple activities at Hope College scheduled in conjunction with national Black History Month.

  4. Academics

    Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series to Feature Lesley Nneka Arimah and Marcelo Hernandez Castillo on Feb. 4

    Hope College’s Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series will feature Lesley Nneka Arimah and Marcelo Hernandez Castillo on Tuesday, Feb. 4. The authors will hold a question-and-answer session at 3:30 p.m. in the Fried-Hemenway Auditorium of the Martha Miller Center Global Communication, and a reading at 7:15 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

  5. Academics

    Saint Benedict Institute to Host Traditional Latin Mass on Jan. 29

    The Saint Benedict Institute will host a Traditional Latin Mass for the feast day of Saint Francis de Sales, the patron of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Holland, on Wednesday Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m. at Hope College in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

  6. 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. 17, in the Maas Center auditorium.

  7. Academics

    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. 7.

  8. Academics

    Address to Consider Three Paradoxes about Shakespeare’s Writing

    Three paradoxes about William Shakespeare’s writing will be the focus of an address at Hope College by internationally respected Shakespeare scholar Dr. John Cox, who is a retired member of the college’s English faculty, on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 5:30 p.m. in the Fried/Hemenway Auditorium of the Martha Miller Center for Global Communication.

  9. Campus Life

    Fall 2019 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.

  10. Arts

    Hope College Announces the Knickerbocker Winter Film Series

    The Hope College Knickerbocker Winter Film Series will continue the college’s long tradition of showing current independent and international films. The series will show four films, each for a week-long run, beginning with “Give Me Liberty” on Jan. 13-18; “Midnight Family” on Feb. 3-8; and “Up There” on Feb. 24-29. A final film, yet to be chosen, will show on March 9-14.

  11. campus-life

    Home At Last


      I thought that when I got home from studying abroad, everything was going to feel different. That my friends and family would look a bit older. That there would be many events I missed out on or didn’t know about. That I would accidentally slip some French into my English. I know I was […]

  12. Arts

    Exhibit ‘(re)collection’ reflects on migration

    Holland Sentinel

    The African American experience during the Great Migration of the 20th century is reflected in the exhibition ”(re)collection” by Chicago-based artist Nate Young, which opens in the De Pree Art Center and Gallery today.

2019 Dec

  1. arts

    “A Swell of Grace”: New Music from Hope for Advent and Christmas


    Remember when the unofficial start to the Christmas season waited until after Thanksgiving? No more. Now retail stores have Santa displays on the endcaps and “Frosty the Snowman” over the loudspeaker before kids can finish saying, “Trick or Treat!” Into this fast-paced frenzy of commercial Christmas chaos, a group of Hope students, helmed by Bruce […]

  2. giving

    10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Hillary Delhagen ’09


    As a freshman with an undeclared major, Hillary Delhagen ’09, questioned if Hope College was right for her. Hundreds of miles away from her home in upstate New York, Delhagen was struggling to find her place at Hope College and was thinking about transferring. However, after pushing through the hard adjustment of freshman year and […]

  3. academics

    Finding the Christian Church in China


    When Dr. Gloria Tseng arrived at Hope College in 2003 as a Europeanist with an emphasis on France, her first course in French history was attended by one student. “On one hand, it was a good student-faculty ratio,” she says now, with a lilting laugh. The following semester, history repeated itself: just one student, albeit […]

    The post Finding the Christian Church in China appeared first on Stories of Hope.

  4. Academics

    Reconciling God & Disasters

    Christianity Today

    When faith is at the center of a person’s life, it can provide a strong anchor in even the roughest storms. This article references a laboratory study led by Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren, associate professor of psychology, to better understand why some people might experience greater religious cognitive dissonance than others in the aftermath of a disaster.

  5. Campus Life

    Hope program for high school students funded by grant

    Holland Sentinel

    Hope’s summertime Awakening faith-formation program for high school students, which was established in 2016 through a previous grant from Lilly Endowment, has received a new matching grant of $250,000 through Lilly Endowment’s Theology Institutes for High School Youth at Colleges and Universities initiative.

  6. Arts

    Exhibition “Resilience, Resistance and Revival in 20th-Century Yoruba Art” to Open at the Kruizenga Art Museum on January 17

    A new exhibition opening at the Hope College Kruizenga Art Museum on Friday, Jan. 17, will feature a variety of artworks made and used by the Yoruba people of Nigeria and West Africa. The exhibition, which will continue through Saturday, May 16, includes both traditional and contemporary forms of Yoruba art across a wide range of genres, from paintings and prints to sculptures, metalwork and textiles.

  7. Academics

    7 Years After Sandy Hook: Coping With Difficult Milestones

    Psychology Today

    Published on the seventh anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy, this article suggests steps to help survivors cope with challenging anniversaries, citing research by Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren, associate professor of psychology.

  8. Academics

    Psychology explains why Trump supporters shrug at impeachment

    San Francisco Chronicle

    Dr. David Myers, professor of psychology — along with cowriters Dr. Thomas Pettigrew and Dr. Susan Fiske — uses social psychology to answer the question, “Why do Americans remain so steadfast in their support of President Trump?”

  9. Campus Life

    Vespers 2019 Photo Gallery

    The 79th annual Hope College Christmas Vespers was presented on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8. The program of Christmas carols and anthems was presented by the college’s Department of Music and featured more than 200 performers in historic Dimnent Memorial Chapel. The service also featured a variety of Hope instrumental and vocal groups as well as the college’s historic Skinner organ.

  10. Campus Life

    President's Christmas Tree Lighting 2019

    President Matt and Sarah Scogin invited students to join them outside their home on Monday, Dec. 2 for the Lighting of the Tree and Christmas carols. Followed by a walk to the Bultman Center to enjoy more music, treats and cookie decorating.

  11. Academics

    Students share research at MACC annual watershed Meeting

    Holland Sentinel

    During the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council’s annual watershed meeting in December, Hope students and professors shared research that could shape local policy, including research on light pollution in Holland, the amount of metal in Lake Macatawa fish species and pollution along the shoreline.

  12. Academics

    Students and Faculty Present Research During Annual Watershed Meeting

    Multiple student and faculty researchers from Hope whose work has focused on the area’s environmental health presented reports during the 2019 annual meeting of the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council’s Macatawa Watershed Project, held on Thursday, Dec. 5, at Holland City Hall.

  13. campus-life

    Preparing for Exams…What is it Like?


    By: Andie Alsgaard Everyone approaches Exam Week a little differently in college. It depends on where you like to study, how you like to study and what you’re doing for your final grade. As a STEM major, specifically an engineer, I rarely write papers. Instead, I’m studying for final exams. Exam Week is a unique […]

  14. Academics

    Student Wins Travel and Research-Poster Awards

    Hope College sophomore Paulina Kozan of Harwood Heights, Illinois, received recognition both before and during this year’s Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), held in Anaheim, California, on Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 13-16.

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