Hope College News

2018 Jan

  1. Lecture to Discuss Anthropomorphic Practices in Hindu Culture

    Anthropomorphic practices — attributing human characteristics to non-human entities — in Hindu culture will be the focus of a lecture at Hope College on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 4:30 p.m. in Cook Auditorium of the De Pree Art Center and Gallery through the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program.

    Lecture to Discuss Anthropomorphic Practices in Hindu Culture
  2. Track & Field Pair Sweep MIAA Field Weekly Awards

    Hope College’s Chase Gaca and Addyson Gerig have been selected the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s and Women’s Field Athletes of the Week for the week of January 15-21.

    Track & Field Pair Sweep MIAA Field Weekly Awards
  3. Gentile Lectureship Series to Feature Two Addresses by Nobel Prize-Winning Medical Scientist on Feb. 1 and 2

    Nobel Prize-winning chemist Dr. Peter Agre of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health will deliver two addresses while at Hope College on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 1 and 2, through the college’s Gentile Interdisciplinary Lecture series in the natural and applied sciences.

    Gentile Lectureship Series to Feature Two Addresses by Nobel Prize-Winning Medical Scientist on Feb. 1 and 2
  4. Watercolor by Bruce McCombs Selected for New York Exhibition

    Bruce McCombs, professor of art at Hope College, recently had his painting “VooDoo Lounge” selected for inclusion in the 151st Annual International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society at the Salmagundi Club in New York City. The exhibition will take place in March.

    Watercolor by Bruce McCombs Selected for New York Exhibition
  5. Hope College to Present 30th Annual Musical Showcase on Feb. 2

    The gifts of all of Hope College’s major musical groups, along with soloists, chamber groups and small ensembles, will be unveiled at the annual Musical Showcase on Friday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Hope College to Present 30th Annual Musical Showcase on Feb. 2
  6. 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Lecture Photos

    The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Lecture at Hope College featured the Rev. Dr. Carolyn Maull McKinstry, a survivor of the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

    2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Lecture Photos
  7. Diving into Hope

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      Erica Slenk, a sophomore on Hope College’s swimming and diving team, is studying early childhood education with a minor in Spanish. Coming to Hope College, Erica grew even more passionate about swimming and diving. She loves the atmosphere of the team. Erica competes in the 100 and 200 meter breaststroke, and 50 and 100 meter freestyle swim.  Erica says Hope … Continue reading Diving into Hope

    Diving into Hope
  8. Book of Poetry by David James Published

    David James of the Hope College faculty, writing as D.R. James, explores the bittersweet experience of life viewed from middle age in “If god were gentle,” his second full-length poetry collection.

    Book of Poetry by David James Published
  9. Swimming & Diving To Offer Team Poster Giveaway on Senior Day

    The Hope College men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams will hold a free team poster giveaway as part of its Friday dual meet against Olivet College at the Dow Center.

    Swimming & Diving To Offer Team Poster Giveaway on Senior Day
  10. “From One Side of the River to the Other”: a Faculty Feature from Pablo Peschiera (’93)

    Posted by Alex Mouw

    Associate Professor Pablo Peschiera (’93) teaches many different courses, but his heart lies split between two: poetry writing courses and literary translation courses. Pablo writes his own poems in English, and he translates from Spanish to English. His ongoing translation project is on the work of Manuel Ramos Otero (1948 –1990), the Puerto Rican poet, … Continue reading “From One Side of the River to the Other”: a Faculty Feature from Pablo Peschiera (’93)

    “From One Side of the River to the Other”: a Faculty Feature from Pablo Peschiera (’93)
  11. Retired Professor Charles Huttar Honored for 60-Plus Years of Service to Conference on Christianity and Literature

    In 1956, Dr. Charles Huttar, now an emeritus professor of the Hope College English faculty, became a founding member of the Conference on Christianity and Literature (CCL). This year, following more than six decades of active involvement in the international organization, he has become the first recipient of the group’s new service award.

    Retired Professor Charles Huttar Honored for 60-Plus Years of Service to Conference on Christianity and Literature
  12. Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Announces Its 47th Season

    Though by the calendar it’s the heart of winter, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre (HSRT) at Hope College has its eyes set on June and the start of its 47th season.

    Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Announces Its 47th Season
  13. Classical Guitarist Paul Vondiziano to Perform on Jan. 26

    Classical guitarist Paul Vondiziano will perform at Hope College on Friday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Classical Guitarist Paul Vondiziano to Perform on Jan. 26
  14. Tim Koberna of Athletic Training Faculty Honored as Mentor

    Tim Koberna, assistant professor of kinesiology and head athletic trainer at Hope College, is receiving the 2018 Student Senate Preceptor of the Year award from the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association (GLATA) for his outstanding work with students.

    Tim Koberna of Athletic Training Faculty Honored as Mentor
  15. Guest Pianist Jerome Lowenthal to Perform on Jan. 19

    Pianist Jerome Lowenthal will perform at Hope College on Friday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Guest Pianist Jerome Lowenthal to Perform on Jan. 19
  16. HSRT Names NYC Theatre Professional, Lenny Banovez, as New Artistic Director

    Hope College has named critically acclaimed director Lenny Banovez, whose experience includes nine years as an artistic director, actor and director in New York City, as artistic director of the long-running Hope Summer Repertory Theatre (HSRT).

    HSRT Names NYC Theatre Professional, Lenny Banovez, as New Artistic Director
  17. Charlie Emmert Named MIAA Men’s Swimmer Of The Week

    Hope College’s Charlie Emmert has been selected the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s Swimmer of the Week for meets through January 6.

    Charlie Emmert Named MIAA Men’s Swimmer Of The Week
  18. Chloe Palajac Chosen MIAA Women’s Swimmer Of The Week

    Hope College’s Chloe Palajac has been named the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Women’s Swimmer of the Week for meets through January 6.

    Chloe Palajac Chosen MIAA Women’s Swimmer Of The Week
  19. Just Keep Moving … and Tracking

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    Raise your wrist if you received a wearable activity tracker (aka Fitbit, Apple Watch, or Garmin Vivosmart) for Christmas. Raise your wrist if you own one already. You are one of a growing number of Americans (more than 20%) who look for health-minded ways to quantify yourself. You know the steps you take, the heart … Continue reading Just Keep Moving … and Tracking

    Just Keep Moving … and Tracking
  20. De Pree Art Center and Gallery to Feature Work by Katherine Sullivan

    The De Pree Art Center and Gallery at Hope College will host the exhibition “Jamia | Studio,” featuring work by faculty member Katherine Sullivan, from Monday, Jan. 8, through Friday, Feb. 9.

    De Pree Art Center and Gallery to Feature Work by Katherine Sullivan
  21. Fall 2017 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.

    Fall 2017 Dean's List Announced
  22. Cashore Marionettes Return to Hope College on Jan. 19-20

    The Hope College Great Performance Series will feature the Cashore Marionettes on Friday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

    Cashore Marionettes Return to Hope College on Jan. 19-20
  23. Emeritus Professor Ion Agheana Dies

    Dr. Ion Agheana, professor emeritus of romance languages, died on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at his home. He was 80.

    Emeritus Professor Ion Agheana Dies

2017 Dec

  1. Dante Hawkins Named MIAA Men’s Basketball Player Of The Week

    Hope College’s Dante Hawkins has been selected Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for his performance during last week’s RDV Sportsplex Classic in Orlando, Florida.

    Dante Hawkins Named MIAA Men’s Basketball Player Of The Week
  2. Hope receives award for supporting student research

    Holland Sentinel

    Hope College is one of only 12 colleges and universities out of 58 institutions nationwide to receive a 2018 Beckman Scholars Program award.

    Hope receives award for supporting student research
  3. 'A Short History of the Ancient World': Igniting curiosity

    Toronto Press

    Dr. Heidi E. Krauss from Hope's Department of Art and Art History discusses the importance of using history, art and literature together to help inspire students to ask meaningful questions and to pursue answers.

    'A Short History of the Ancient World': Igniting curiosity
  4. Goodnight, Sweet Dreams, and a Fitbit ® for You Too

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    Two Hope psychology professors are hoping their recent research will help parents understand the importance and ways that children should be nestled all snug in their beds.

    Goodnight, Sweet Dreams, and a Fitbit ® for You Too
  5. Record Eighth Award from Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Funds Student Research

    Hope College is one of only 12 colleges and universities nationwide to receive a 2018 Beckman Scholars Program award from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation in recognition of excellence in faculty-student collaborative research in bio-medically related sciences. The 12 were selected by the foundation from among 58 institutions who responded to a highly selective invitation to apply.

    Record Eighth Award from Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Funds Student Research
  6. Is 2018 the Year for Polio’s Extinction?

    TIME

    “Humans are the only reservoir for polio,” says Jalaa' Abdelwahab '97. Wipe the virus out in us, in other words, and you wipe it out everywhere.

    Is 2018 the Year for Polio’s Extinction?
  7. The Gathering: Lessons and Carols 2017 Photos

    The Hope College community joined in a celebration of Christ's birth during a special worship service of The Gathering on December 10, 2017.

    The Gathering: Lessons and Carols 2017 Photos
  8. Nicole Flinn Receives National Award for Dance Advocacy

    Nicole Flinn, associate professor of dance at Hope College, has received the Executive Director’s Award for Outstanding Advocacy from the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO).

    Nicole Flinn Receives National Award for Dance Advocacy
  9. Hostels for the Holidays

    Posted by Alyssa Arens

    This past Thanksgiving was the first time I have spent a major holiday away from my family. Chileans may be familiar with “el día de la acción de gracias,” but it is certainly not celebrated here. Seriously, I couldn’t even find a box of stuffing or a butter ball turkey on the shelf of the … Continue reading Hostels for the Holidays

    Hostels for the Holidays
  10. Theatre Alumni Emily Svendson (’15) and WAR PAINT

    Posted by Rachel Dion

    Hope College Theatre alumni Emily Svendson (‘15) has been backstage on Broadway as a wardrober for WAR PAINT. Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, WAR PAINT is a new musical about the women who dominated the beauty industry, Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden. With fierce competition, the two women sacrificed everything to become two of … Continue reading Theatre Alumni Emily Svendson (’15) and WAR PAINT

    Theatre Alumni Emily Svendson (’15) and WAR PAINT
  11. Book on Vocation and Higher Education Earns Finalist Recognition

    The book “At This Time and in This Place: Vocation and Higher Education,” edited by Dr. David S. Cunningham of the Hope College faculty, earned recognition as a finalist for the 2017 Lilly Fellows Program Book Award sponsored by the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts.

    Book on Vocation and Higher Education Earns Finalist Recognition
  12. Day1: Watershed Program Receives Stakeholder of the Year Award

    The Day1: Watershed program at Hope College has received the 2017 Watershed Stakeholder of the Year Award from the Macatawa Watershed Project of the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council (MACC).

    Day1: Watershed Program Receives Stakeholder of the Year Award
  13. The Gifts of the Season

    Posted by Janis Gibbs

    It’s the end of the semester.   This is one of those good news, bad news stories.  The holidays are coming.  We are about to get a break.  For some people, the holidays mean a chance to see friends and family.  For others, the holidays can be a challenging time, with loneliness and depression always a … Continue reading The Gifts of the Season

    The Gifts of the Season
  14. Vespers 2017 Photos

    Featuring more than 200 performers in historic Dimnent Memorial Chapel, the 77th Christmas Vespers presented an annual program of Christmas carols and anthems.

    Vespers 2017 Photos
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