Hope College News

2017 Aug

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Message to the Hope Community

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

    Message to the Hope Community
  5. Smells of the City

    Posted by Monica Elliott

    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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. The Saint Benedict Institute has hired a priest! Meet Father Nick and learn more about his role over on our story today.

    @hopecollege

    The Saint Benedict Institute has hired a priest! Meet Father Nick and learn more about his role over on our story today.

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  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. We can't wait to have you back on campus, Hailey! Repost from @hsmulder:
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Hey @hopecollege thanks for giving me good friends, great memories, and a reason to smile every time someone asks me where I go to school. Cya in 18 days! ♥️

    @hopecollege

    We can't wait to have you back on campus, Hailey! Repost from @hsmulder: ・・・ Hey @hopecollege thanks for giving me good friends, great memories, and a reason to smile every time someone asks me where I go to school. Cya in 18 days! ♥️

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2017 Jul

  1. 10 Tips for writing an unforgettable college essay

    Posted by admissions

    By Kristin Diekevers ’07, Associate Director of Admissions A 17-year old me is sitting at my basement computer, fingers lightly touching the good ol’ Gateway keyboard from yesteryear and…nothing. I’m blank. I’m here to write my college essay, and I’m straining not only on the first sentence, but the topic itself. Sound familiar? The Common Application is … Continue reading 10 Tips for writing an unforgettable college essay

    10 Tips for writing an unforgettable college essay
  2. Hope Turns Purple to Help Find a Cure

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    They have never met but they are on the same team. Their uniforms are different but they don them with solidarity of purpose. And though they play different positions, they desire the same outcome. The soccer player and the scientist both want to beat cancer.

    Hope Turns Purple to Help Find a Cure
  3. Local man's portrayal of John Adams to air on PBS

    Binghamton

    Episode 1, Making A Nation is being rebroadcast this Monday at 9 pm on WSKG TV and many other PBS stations across the country followed by the premiere of Episode 2 which looks at the drafting of the Constitution.

    Local man's portrayal of John Adams to air on PBS
  4. Sixth Volume Published in Albert Bell’s Mystery Series in Ancient Rome

    Hope College history professor Albert Bell’s mystery series set in the ancient Roman Empire has returned with “Fortune’s Fool: A Sixth Case from the Notebooks of Pliny the Younger,” published recently by Perseverance Press.

    Sixth Volume Published in Albert Bell’s Mystery Series in Ancient Rome
  5. Rev. Dr. Lynn Japinga
    Professor of Religion

    Rev. Dr. Lynn Japinga

    Lynn Japinga of Religion Faculty Participates in Seminar on Teaching Interfaith Understanding

    Dr. Lynn Japinga, professor of religion at Hope College was one of only 25 faculty members from across the country selected from a competitive, national pool of nominees to participate in a faculty seminar on the teaching of interfaith understanding. The seminar was offered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), with support from the Henry Luce Foundation.

    Lynn Japinga of Religion Faculty Participates in Seminar on Teaching Interfaith Understanding
  6. Pun-Named Award Reflects Serious Appreciation of Biologist Greg Fraley

    The Midwest Poultry Consortium’s “Pullet-zer Prize” is named in fun, but it’s sincere in recognizing outstanding teaching. This year’s recipients included Dr. Greg Fraley, professor of biology at Hope College.

    Pun-Named Award Reflects Serious Appreciation of Biologist Greg Fraley
  7. Recent Hope Graduate Anna Dowd Wins Teaching Fellowship

    Anna Dowd of Elk Grove, Illinois, who graduated from Hope College in May, has been named one of only 16 Woodrow Wilson New Jersey Teaching Fellows for 2017.

    Recent Hope Graduate Anna Dowd Wins Teaching Fellowship
  8. Knickerbocker Theatre Offers Four Free Family Films Beginning July 27

    The Hope College Knickerbocker Free Family Film Series will return with four films running on Thursdays, from July 27 to August 17, at 7:30 p.m. This year, all the films are based on classic children’s books.

    Knickerbocker Theatre Offers Four Free Family Films Beginning July 27
  9. Giving Water for Life

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    Water is life. And that’s exactly why the Hope College Engineers Without Borders (EWB) program traveled to Kenya this past May. For three weeks in a rural area just outside Bondo in southwest Kenya, Hope-EWB coordinated and engineered the installation of two wells and a rainwater catchment system.

    Giving Water for Life
  10. Knickerbocker Theatre’s “One Night Only Series” to Feature Judy Garland

    The Knickerbocker Theatre at Hope College will show four films featuring Judy Garland during its “One Night Only” series every Monday from July 24 to August 14 at 7:30 p.m. The series offers the chance to view classic films on the big screen once again, or for the first time.

    Knickerbocker Theatre’s “One Night Only Series” to Feature Judy Garland
  11. How to Navigate Difficult Conversations

    Wall Street Journal

    Jayson Dibble, associate professor of communications, explains why we don't like to be the bearer of bad news.

    How to Navigate Difficult Conversations
  12. Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Opens “A View from the Bridge” as Season’s Final Production on July 21

    With timely themes concerning family, immigration and the American Dream, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre’s production of Arthur Miller’s classic drama “A View from the Bridge” opens on Friday, July 21, and continues through Thursday, Aug. 10, at Hope College in the DeWitt Center main theatre.

    Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Opens “A View from the Bridge” as Season’s Final Production on July 21
  13. Schaap Chemistry Symposium Will Host Chemists from Across U.S.

    Chemical scientists from around the country as well as West Michigan will participate in the inaugural Schaap Chemistry Symposium at Hope College on Thursday and Friday, July 20-21.

    Schaap Chemistry Symposium Will Host Chemists from Across U.S.
  14. Men’s Basketball Receives NABC Team Academic Excellence Award

    The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association-champion Hope College men’s basketball team has earned the National Association of Basketball Coaches Team Academic Excellence Award for the 2016-17 season.

    Men’s Basketball Receives NABC Team Academic Excellence Award
  15. Cecchetti Summer School to Present Performances on July 22

    For a 23rd year, young dancers are spending two weeks at Hope College advancing their artistic talent through the International Summer School of Cecchetti Council of America.

    Cecchetti Summer School to Present Performances on July 22
  16. “History is Always Alive”

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    With this year’s 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into “the war to end all wars,” Hope College faculty and student researchers have delved into the multi-faceted ways Hope and Holland, Michigan, played a part in World War I. What they discovered are timeless tales of patriotism, immigration ideologies and wartime controversy. Led by History … Continue reading “History is Always Alive”

    “History is Always Alive”
  17. My Pluscuamperfectos: Si Hubiera… “If I Had…”

    Posted by Ismael Byers

    So one of the tenses a Spanish student will learn is called the Pluscuamperfecto which is as complicated as it sounds. The structure of this tense usually requires that the user use the past perfect tense in the first clause (I would have…) followed by a conditional perfect tense in the second clause (If I … Continue reading My Pluscuamperfectos: Si Hubiera… “If I Had…”

    My Pluscuamperfectos: Si Hubiera… “If I Had…”
  18. Hope Names Faculty to Endowed Positions

    Hope College has appointed five current members of the faculty to long-standing endowed professorships at the college.

    Hope Names Faculty to Endowed Positions
  19. Jeff Pestun returns to win balloon championship

    Battle Creek Enquirer

    Jeff Pestun, Director of Computing and Information Technology, won the 2017 Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival on Tuesday, July 4.

    Jeff Pestun returns to win balloon championship
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