Hope College News

2017 Sep

  1. Multiple Members of Hope Community Have Work in ArtPrize Nine

    Two members of the Hope campus community and several alumni have entries in ArtPrize Nine, which is running in multiple venues in Grand Rapids from Wednesday, Sept. 20, through Sunday, Oct. 8.

    Multiple Members of Hope Community Have Work in ArtPrize Nine
  2. Hope College Co-Hosting 143rd Annual State History Conference

    Hope College is co-hosting the 143rd Annual State History Conference organized by the Historical Society of Michigan, running Friday-Sunday, Sept. 22-24, at the Haworth Inn and Conference Center.

    Hope College Co-Hosting 143rd Annual State History Conference
  3. College Night on Oct. 5 to Feature Several Colleges and Universities

    Families and students engaged in the college search will have the opportunity to connect with more than 70 colleges and universities during the Holland Area College Night, which will be hosted by Hope College on Thursday, Oct. 5.

    College Night on Oct. 5 to Feature Several Colleges and Universities
  4. Bultman Student Center Dedication Photos

    The ribbons will be cut as Hope College officially opened the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center during a celebration on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

    Bultman Student Center Dedication Photos
  5. Pull Tug-of-War to Be Held on Saturday, Sept. 30

    The Hope College Pull tug-of-war, a 120-year tradition, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m. on the banks of the Black River (near U.S. 31 and M-21).

    Pull Tug-of-War to Be Held on Saturday, Sept. 30
  6. Are you asking these 6 questions on your college tours?

    Posted by Admissions Office

    By Kristin Diekevers ’07, Associate Director of Admissions Ahhhh, the changing of the seasons. We are about two weeks shy of the official start of fall (it’s September 22 if you were wondering), and colleges are back in session. That means many of you are doing yourself the awesome favor of scheduling college visits — … Continue reading Are you asking these 6 questions on your college tours?

    Are you asking these 6 questions on your college tours?
  7. Presentation on Sept. 21 to Feature Ecology of Ecuador

    Roberto Cedeño, who has been an expert naturalist guide in Ecuador for 27 years, will be featured in “Ecuador: Through the Eyes of a Professional Eco-Guide” at Hope College on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

    Presentation on Sept. 21 to Feature Ecology of Ecuador
  8. Folk Musicians Jesse Jones and Craig Butterfield to Perform on Sept. 23

    Folk musicians Jesse Jones and Craig Butterfield will perform at Hope College as guest artists on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Folk Musicians Jesse Jones and Craig Butterfield to Perform on Sept. 23
  9. Classical Guitarist Berta Rojas to Perform on Sept. 21

    Classical guitarist Berta Rojas will perform at Hope College on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Classical Guitarist Berta Rojas to Perform on Sept. 21
  10. Hope Faculty and Community Members to Present Concert on Sept. 18

    Members of the Hope College music faculty and Holland-area professionals will present a concert on Monday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Hope Faculty and Community Members to Present Concert on Sept. 18
  11. Josh Gibson Chosen MIAA Men’s Golfer Of The Week

    Hope College’s Josh Gibson has been selected the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s Golfer of the Week for competition between September 4–10.

    Josh Gibson Chosen MIAA Men’s Golfer Of The Week
  12. Football Duo Named MIAA Players Of The Week

    Hope College’s Darren Ford and Griffin Weigl has received Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Football Player of the Week honors for games played on September 9.

    Football Duo Named MIAA Players Of The Week
  13. Hilary Curry Selected MIAA Women’s Soccer Player Of The Week

    Hope College’s Hilary Curry has been chosen the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for competition between September 4–10.

    Hilary Curry Selected MIAA Women’s Soccer Player Of The Week
  14. Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre Announces Fall Film Series

    The Knickerbocker Theatre at Hope College is showing four films through November 11 during its Fall Film Series. The series continues the Knickerbocker Theatre’s tradition of showing new independent and foreign films for West Michigan.

    Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre Announces Fall Film Series
  15. Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series to Feature Shann Ray and Chris Dombrowski

    The Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series of Hope College will feature Shann Ray and Hope alumnus Chris Dombrowski on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts for the 12th Annual Tom Andrews Memorial Reading.

    Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series to Feature Shann Ray and Chris Dombrowski
  16. Student Statistics Projects Win National Recognition

    Statistics research projects conducted by two teams of Hope College students have earned first place and honorable mention in a national competition.

    Student Statistics Projects Win National Recognition
  17. A Reflection on the DACA Issue

    A message about DACA to the Hope community from Interim President Dennis Voskuil.

    A Reflection on the DACA Issue
  18. Awakening a Deeper Faith

    News from Hope College

    Sixteen-year-old Sydney Mycroft expresses her Christian faith through playing the drums with a praise team at her home church in Orlando, Florida. But Sydney learned far more than how to improve her musical skills during the recent Awakening summer institute at Hope College.

    Awakening a Deeper Faith
  19. Into Africa

    News from Hope College

    The destinations themselves are memorable, but it’s the focus and sense of family that make the Alumni Travel Program magical.

    Into Africa
  20. Hope Chemistry Student Wins National Award for Research Presentation

    It’s one thing when you’re an undergraduate student to compete with others in your cohort. It’s another when the competition also includes graduate students. And it’s still another to win.

    Hope Chemistry Student Wins National Award for Research Presentation
  21. Sophie Hackett
    Volleyball

    Sophie Hackett

    Volleyball’s Sophie Hackett: A Big, Fair Servant’s Heart

    The Uno card game extravaganza was approaching its third hour and still Sophie Hackett slammed down a draw-four wild card with the same good-natured competitiveness she had in hour one. Her opponent for marathon Uno — a 13-year-old boy who was receiving treatment on the hematology and oncology floor of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids — seemed unperturbed. That’s all part of the game, he knows, a move from his opponent both expected and necessary, just like the chemotherapy he must undergo. Expected and necessary. For now.

    Volleyball’s Sophie Hackett: A Big, Fair Servant’s Heart
  22. Hope Student Chosen to Attend International Forum on Democracy

    Hope College junior Irene Gerrish of Los Alamos, New Mexico, has been chosen to attend the New York Times Athens Democracy Forum, an international event whose participants will include former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, multiple current and former senior government officials from around the world, NGO (non-governmental organization) and business executives, and leading journalists with the New York Times.

    Hope Student Chosen to Attend International Forum on Democracy
  23. Leaving the Island

    Off-Campus Study

    Cape Town is often considered the ‘gateway to Africa’. Even with diverse backgrounds and beliefs, a common ideology when viewing the rest of the nation and the surrounding countries is present.

    Leaving the Island
  24. National Caliber: Two National Champions

    News from Hope College

    Hope College welcomed two more national champions to the fold this spring as track & field runner Erin Herrmann and golfer Josh Gibson both claimed NCAA Division III titles in their respective events.

    National Caliber: Two National Champions
  25. Kade Hoeksema Named MIAA Men’s Golfer Of The Week

    Hope College’s Kade Hoeksema has been chosen the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s Golfer of the Week for matches played August 28-September 3.

    Kade Hoeksema Named MIAA Men’s Golfer Of The Week
  26. Alumni Profile: Applications Engineer Kurt Blohm ’06

    Posted by Matthew Smith

    Kurt Blohm (‘06) is currently an applications engineer at Applied Biomimetic, a company based in Cincinnati, OH, with a unique focus on the development of membranes for water treatment and filtration systems. Kurt graduated from Hope College with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering with an emphasis in chemical engineering. He started his career … Continue reading Alumni Profile: Applications Engineer Kurt Blohm ’06

    Alumni Profile: Applications Engineer Kurt Blohm ’06
  27. Music Convocation Celebrates Three “Living Legends” of the Department

    The Department of Music celebrated three “living legends” — retired faculty Joan Conway, Roger Rietberg and Dr. Robert Ritsema, who had each spent 30 years or more teaching at Hope — during the department’s annual opening convocation on Thursday, Aug. 31.

    Music Convocation Celebrates Three “Living Legends” of the Department
  28. 2017 Hope College Volleyball Preview

    Start with a fearless setter driven to find an open hitter on the volleyball court. Add a versatile group of hitters who can interchange positions throughout a match, and you have what the Hope College volleyball team see as a winning formula for the 2017 season.

    2017 Hope College Volleyball Preview

2017 Aug

  1. Teaching a New Dog Old Tricks

    Posted by Lindsey Engelsman

    by Dr. Kirk Brumels, professor and chair, Hope College Kinesiology Department Providing unabashed love in exchange for food and shelter, my dog Dixie’s devotion and friendship is a commonplace canine occurrence. Yet, as an English Setter from hunting bloodlines, she is genetically wired for more. So when Dixie became part of our family two years … Continue reading Teaching a New Dog Old Tricks

    Teaching a New Dog Old Tricks
  2. My Documentary: “Solitude: A Companion Abroad”

    Posted by

    As mentioned in my first blog, I had been planning on filming a documentary for months and had many difficulties such as lack of money for equipment (tripod, camera and lenses) and losing my iPhone 7 that had taken the majority of my shots.  Despite these set backs, I was able to produce something that … Continue reading My Documentary: “Solitude: A Companion Abroad”

    My Documentary: “Solitude: A Companion Abroad”
  3. Class of 2021 Orientation Photos

    The members of the incoming Class of 2021 weren’t the only new additions at Hope College when they arrived beginning Friday, Aug. 25, for the college’s 156th academic year. They joined new college leadership and the newly opened Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center.

    Class of 2021 Orientation Photos
  4. Living Sustainably: Gardening a different way helps students learn

    Holland Sentinel

    Ninth-grade students from Hope College’s TRIO Upward Bound program did some hands-on learning this summer as they took care of a garden that was growing in an unusual place.

    Living Sustainably: Gardening a different way helps students learn
  5. Religion Professor Co-Authors “From Cairo to Christ”

    Dr. Kent Van Til of the Hope College religion faculty is co-author of “From Cairo to Christ: How One Muslim’s Faith Journey Shows the Way for Others,” published this summer by IVP Books, an imprint of InterVarsity Press of Downers Grove, Illinois.

    Religion Professor Co-Authors “From Cairo to Christ”
  6. Hundreds of Hope Students to Spend Day Volunteering

    Some 250-300 Hope College students will participate in service projects throughout the area through the college’s “Time to Serve” program on Saturday, Sept. 2.

    Hundreds of Hope Students to Spend Day Volunteering
  7. Football Teammates Make Memorable SEED Mission Trip To India

    Matt Reitsma and Jacob Pardonnet knew that football wasn’t a popular sport among the kids they encountered in the village they visited during a recent mission trip to India.

    Football Teammates Make Memorable SEED Mission Trip To India
  8. Hope Computer Science student team create app to help people find each other on Hope’s campus

    Posted by Ryan McFall

    Student Grace DuMez presented the Pallist application to a group of students, faculty, and local industry professionals on August 2, 2017. DuMez and her partner Michael Kiley (studying abroad in Mexico for Fall 2017) developed Pallist as part of the Summer 2017 Hope Software Institute under the supervision of Dr. Michael Jipping. Pallist is an application that helps people find friends located in the same building on Hope College's campus.

    Hope Computer Science student team create app to help people find each other on Hope’s campus
  9. 2017 Convocation Photos

    Dr. Cady Short-Thompson welcomed the members of the incoming Class of 2021 during Hope College’s Opening Convocation on Sunday, Aug. 27, in the Richard and Helen DeVos Fieldhouse.

    2017 Convocation Photos
  10. Dennis Voskuil Presidential Installation Ceremony Photos

    The Rev. Dr. Dennis N. Voskuil was installed as interim president of Hope College on Thursday, August 24, 2017. The ceremony was part of Hope's Pre-College Conference activities.

    Dennis Voskuil Presidential Installation Ceremony Photos
  11. Dennis Voskuil Installed as Hope’s New President, Highlights Virtues of Public Discourse

    Drawing from a guiding Hope College-created document that extols five virtues of civility in public discourse, new President Rev. Dr. Dennis N. Voskuil called constituents to come together as a community of trust to accomplish astonishing works in his installation address titled “The Virtuous College” on Thursday, Aug. 24.

    Dennis Voskuil Installed as Hope’s New President, Highlights Virtues of Public Discourse
  12. The Hope Set Before Us

    Posted by Gregory Olgers

    Greg Olgers ’87 is editor of News from Hope College and director of news media services at Hope. He has been writing about the college’s people, places and activities since joining the staff in October 1988. It is a both rewarding and (for lack of a better word) strange experience, remaining at one’s alma mater … Continue reading The Hope Set Before Us

    The Hope Set Before Us
  13. The Hope Set Before Us

    Posted by Gregory Olgers

    Greg Olgers ’87 is editor of News from Hope College and director of news media services at Hope. He has been writing about the college’s people, places and activities since joining the staff in October 1988. It is a both rewarding and (for lack of a better word) strange experience, remaining at one’s alma mater … Continue reading The Hope Set Before Us

    The Hope Set Before Us
  14. Remembering a Banner Year

    August is a time of anticipation at Hope, as new students, faculty and staff prepare to begin their time as members of the college community and returning students prepare to resume theirs.

    Remembering a Banner Year
  15. More to Sweden than Ikea

    Posted by Lindsey Engelsman

    It's amazing that the experiences you never expect to have and the people you never expect to meet are the memories you know you'll never forget.

    More to Sweden than Ikea
  16. STEM + Fun = ExploreHope

    Posted by Grace Glagola

    ExploreHope summer camps provide Hope students with the ability to flex their creative and scientific muscles and share their enthusiasm for all-things STEM.

    STEM + Fun = ExploreHope
  17. New Book Tells of the Origins of March Madness

    Long before it became a national phenomenon linked to a $11 billion television contract, obsessive office wagering and another meaning to the name “Cinderella,” the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament — more commonly dubbed March Madness — had its humble beginnings in modestly populated Midwestern gymnasiums to little fanfare and hype. Gradually big-name coaches and big-city venues, plus a big-time point-shaving scandal, enveloped the tournament, directing it toward the more prominent stage it would eventually play upon today. It’s this early roundball history, when college basketball was fresh-faced and growing, that Dr. Chad Carlson of the Hope College faculty recounts in his new book, “Making March Madness: The Early Years of the NCAA, NIT and College Basketball Championships, 1922-1951.”

    New Book Tells of the Origins of March Madness
  18. Women’s Soccer Tabbed As Preseason MIAA Favorite

    The Hope College women’s soccer team is the preseason favorite to win the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association title after topping the 2017 preseason coaches poll.

    Women’s Soccer Tabbed As Preseason MIAA Favorite
  19. Violist Barbara Corbató to Present Faculty Recital on September 10

    Violist Barbara Corbató will present a faculty recital at Hope College on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Violist Barbara Corbató to Present Faculty Recital on September 10
  20. Message to the Hope Community

    A message about Charlottesville to the Hope community from Interim President Dennis Voskuil.

    Message to the Hope Community
  21. New book explains the origins of March Madness

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    It’s this early roundball history, when college basketball was fresh-faced and growing, that Dr. Chad Carlson recounts in his new book out today titled "Making March Madness: The Early Years of the NCAA, NIT and College Basketball Championships, 1922-1951."

    New book explains the origins of March Madness
  22. Smells of the City

    Posted by

    My friend Luisa has a very sensitive nose.  This is one of the first things I learned about her when we met three weeks ago.  She sampled my gnocchi and told me it had hints of sweet potato in it.  I had no idea. Luisa’s nose has come in handy various times, like when we … Continue reading Smells of the City

    Smells of the City
  23. Hope Establishes Program in Professional Tennis Management

    Hope College has become one of only eight colleges and universities in the nation to offer Professional Tennis Management (PTM) certification, providing students with access to a career path with nearly 100-percent placement for new graduates.

    Hope Establishes Program in Professional Tennis Management
  24. Hope College Announces the 2017-18 Great Performance Series Lineup

    Hope College has announced its 2017-18 Great Performance Series lineup. The cultural arts series has brought internationally renowned artists in music, dance, and theatre to the Holland community for more than 46 years.

    Hope College Announces the 2017-18 Great Performance Series Lineup
  25. Hope/Holland Community Day Will Be Sept. 9

    A picnic at Windmill Island Gardens and home Hope College football and women’s soccer games will be among the features of the 52nd annual Community Day on Saturday, Sept. 9.

    Hope/Holland Community Day Will Be Sept. 9
  26. Exhibition “Out of Nature” to Open on Aug. 24

    The connection between disrupted nature and cultural conflict is explored in the exhibition “Out of Nature,” which will open at the De Pree Art Center and Gallery at Hope College on Thursday, Aug. 24, and feature recent work by internationally based artist Nancy Susan McCormack.

    Exhibition “Out of Nature” to Open on Aug. 24
  27. Former Trustee Chair Max De Pree Dies

    Max De Pree of Holland, who served on the Hope College Board of Trustees for 12 years and chaired it for eight, died on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. He was 92.

    Former Trustee Chair Max De Pree Dies
  28. Hope Experts Guide Alumni and Friends Through Tanzania

    Posted by Lynne Powe

    By Lynne Powe ’86 The jubilant “whoop” on the plains of the Serengeti isn’t the call of the African black-bellied bustard. It’s award-winning wildlife photojournalist and field biologist Dr. Tim Laman ’83 celebrating the composition of a special photo. As he reviews the images on the back of his camera, he beams with satisfaction, and … Continue reading Hope Experts Guide Alumni and Friends Through Tanzania

    Hope Experts Guide Alumni and Friends Through Tanzania
  29. Incoming Class of 2021 Arrives on Aug. 25 for New School Year

    The members of the incoming Class of 2021 won’t be the only new additions at Hope College when they arrive beginning Friday, Aug. 25, for the college’s 156th academic year. They’ll be joining new college leadership and the newly opened Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center.

    Incoming Class of 2021 Arrives on Aug. 25 for New School Year
  30. NSF Grant Supports Expansion of Online Resource for Teaching Inorganic Chemistry

    Dr. Joanne Stewart of the Hope College faculty is part of the leadership team of a national online network in chemistry that has received a major grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the network’s impact on teaching and learning.

    NSF Grant Supports Expansion of Online Resource for Teaching Inorganic Chemistry
  31. New Trustees Elected to Hope Board

    The Hope College Board of Trustees appointed two new members in addition to electing a new vice-chairperson during its May 2017 meeting.

    New Trustees Elected to Hope Board
  32. Japanese Art Exhibition “From Beyond the Stars” to Open at the Hope College Kruizenga Art Museum on August 29

    A new exhibition opening at the Hope College Kruizenga Art Museum on Tuesday, Aug. 29, will explore the exciting innovations that occurred in Japanese art during the Meiji period (1868-1912) and reveal how art contributed to the larger political, social and economic changes that transformed Japan into a modern world power at that time.

    Japanese Art Exhibition “From Beyond the Stars” to Open at the Hope College Kruizenga Art Museum on August 29
  33. Three Men’s Track & Field Athletes Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

    Three members of the Hope College men’s indoor and outdoor track & field teams have claimed United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic honors for the 2016-17 school year.

    Three Men’s Track & Field Athletes Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors
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