Hope College News

2023 Jan

  1. Academics

    Retired Education Professor Leslie Wessman Dies

    Retired education professor Dr. Leslie Wessman, who brought 30 years of experience as an educator with her when she joined the Hope College faculty in 1990, died on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. She was 84.

  2. Arts

    Hope College to Present 34th Musical Showcase on Feb. 3

    The 34th annual Hope College Musical Showcase will be presented on Friday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. The concert will feature more than 200 Hope College students performing in the Department of Music’s major instrumental and vocal ensembles and as soloists.

  3. Campus Life

    Staged Reading of “The Mountaintop” on Feb. 7

    The Ebony Road Players will present a staged reading of “The Mountaintop” on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. at Hope College in the DeWitt Center main theatre in recognition of national Black History Month.

  4. 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, which took place on Tuesday, Jan. 10, in the Maas Center auditorium.

  5. Campus Life

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2023

    A leadership summit for the campus community on Monday, Jan. 16, subtitled, “Why We Can’t Wait,” focused on continuing the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  6. Campus Life

    Hope Serves 2023

    On Saturday, January 14, 2023, Hope students served others by volunteering in their communities as part of Hope Serves.

  7. Academics

    Memoir Chronicles Complex Impact of Life as a “Missionary Kid”

    On one level, the memoir “A Place to Call Home” by retired Hope College kinesiology faculty member Dr. George Kraft, published in December by the college’s A.C. Van Raalte Institute, reads like an “Eyewitness to History” adventure story:

  8. Arts

    StrikeTime Dance Theatre to Present Jan. 13-14 Concerts for Children

    The Hope College dance affiliate StrikeTime Dance Theatre will present a live dance event for children, “Moving Art: Design, Balance, Patterns and Rhythm,” on Friday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

  9. Academics

    The Big Re-Frame

    Kelly Corrigan

    Today’s episode with Daryl Van Tongeren, kicks off a month-long look at intellectual humility - the simple concept that all knowledge is partial.

  10. Academics

    Fall 2022 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.

  11. Academics

    MSW programs in Michigan

    MSW Online

    Llena Chavis, associate professor and Social Work field director, on what the most important factors are for students deciding on an MSW program in Michigan?

2022 Dec

  1. Arts

    Radio Stations Airing 2022 Christmas Vespers; PBS Stations Airing 2021 Service

    This year’s Christmas Vespers service was recorded for radio and will be featured on multiple Michigan stations this year. In addition, while this was not a televised year, PBS station WGVU-HD in West Michigan will be re-airing the televised 2021 service, which has also been made available to other PBS stations nationwide. This year’s audio program is also available on the college’s website, and video of the 2021 service is available on the college’s YouTube channel.

  2. Arts

    Vespers 2022 Photo Gallery

    The Vespers 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 services featured a variety of Hope instrumental and vocal groups as well as the college’s historic Skinner organ.

  3. Campus Life

    President Christmas Tree Lighting 2022

    President Matt and Sarah Scogin invited students to join them outside their home on Wednesday, Nov. 30 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.

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