Hope College News

2018 Apr

  1. Hope College Choirs and Orchestra to Perform Together on April 21

    The Hope College Symphony Orchestra, Chapel Choir and College Chorus will perform a joint concert on Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Hope College Choirs and Orchestra to Perform Together on April 21
  2. 2018 Celebration Photos

    The annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Performance showcased original research by students on topics ranging from the use of drones to track the movement of sand dunes, to the relationship between educational attainment and opioid overdose rates, to the Civil War and racism, to a study of sound-synthesis methods.

    2018 Celebration Photos
  3. Scholarship Day of Giving: Challenge Edition

    Posted by blogs

    Scholarship Day of Giving: Challenge Edition is Thursday, April 19. Giving to support student scholarships at Hope College is a direct way to benefit those we care most about — our students. Here’s how you can be involved: Make a gift at hope.edu/give2hope. Share #Give2Hope throughout the day on your social media channels. Change your … Continue reading Scholarship Day of Giving: Challenge Edition

    Scholarship Day of Giving: Challenge Edition
  4. Third Annual “Spring Collections Reveal” to Blend Fashion and Art

    Artistry worn will be highlighted at the Hope College Kruizenga Art Museum as it features the latest spring fashion alongside its ongoing exhibition of prints from its collection on Tuesday, April 24, through Saturday, May 5.

    Third Annual “Spring Collections Reveal” to Blend Fashion and Art
  5. Men’s Lacrosse Pair Sweeps MIAA Weekly Honor

    Hope College’s Marshall VanBelkum and Rocco Mularoni swept Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Week honors for games from April 9-15.

    Men’s Lacrosse Pair Sweeps MIAA Weekly Honor
  6. Hope Names Two Students as 2018-19 Beckman Scholars

    Hope College has named sophomores Alicia Bostwick and Skylar Sundquist as 2018-19 Beckman Scholars through the college’s newest — and record eighth — Beckman Scholars Program award from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.

    Hope Names Two Students as 2018-19 Beckman Scholars
  7. Nicole Flinn Named Dance Teacher of the Year

    Nicole Flinn, associate professor of dance at Hope College, has won the 2018 Touchstone Award for Dance Teacher of the Year from the Michigan Dance Council.

    Nicole Flinn Named Dance Teacher of the Year
  8. Spring Student Dance Showcase to Include Acclaimed Work

    The acclaimed work “The Will/Memory” will be among the original pieces performed by student choreographers and dancers during this year’s Spring Student Dance Showcase at Hope College.

    Spring Student Dance Showcase to Include Acclaimed Work
  9. Live Where You Learn

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    By Kristyn Bochniak, Associate Dean for Residential Life and Education Picture it: You are a high school graduate ready to make “the big move” to become a college student with a college life on a college campus in college housing here at Hope. You are ready to start a new chapter where independent living and learning … Continue reading Live Where You Learn

    Live Where You Learn
  10. Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Tickets Available Beginning April 18

    Hope Summer Repertory Theatre at Hope College is bustling as the company prepares for the start of Season 47. Soon enough, the ticket office in Anderson-Werkman downtown will be bustling for the season, too. Phones will be ringing and patrons will be stopping by as tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, April 18.

    Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Tickets Available Beginning April 18
  11. Student Accidental String Quartet to Perform on April 14

    A string quartet of Hope College students, the Accidental String Quartet, will perform on Saturday, April 14, at 8 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center of Musical Arts.

    Student Accidental String Quartet to Perform on April 14
  12. Senior Emma Nyhof of Holland to Present Economics Research Conducted as a Recipient of a Nationally Competitive Scholarship

    Hope College senior Emma Nyhof of Holland will be traveling to Washington, D.C., on April 20 to present research in economics that she has been conducting as one of only six students nationwide to receive a competitive 2017-18 Values & Capitalism Young Scholar Award.

    Senior Emma Nyhof of Holland to Present Economics Research Conducted as a Recipient of a Nationally Competitive Scholarship
  13. Knickerbocker Theatre’s “One Night Only” Series to Feature Marlon Brando Films Beginning April 16

    The Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre will show four films featuring Marlon Brando during its “One Night Only” series every Monday from April 16 to May 7 at 7:30 p.m. The series focuses on Brando’s early work, showing “A Streetcar Named Desire,” “Julius Caesar,” “The Wild One,” and “On the Waterfront,” which all premiered in a three-year time period.

    Knickerbocker Theatre’s “One Night Only” Series to Feature Marlon Brando Films Beginning April 16
  14. Hope College Theatre to Present Original Devised Play “Shiloh”

    The Department of Theatre at Hope College will present the original devised piece “Shiloh” on Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21, and Thursday-Saturday, April 26-28, at 7:30 p.m., with an additional free matinee on Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m. All performances will be in the DeWitt Center main theatre.

    Hope College Theatre to Present Original Devised Play “Shiloh”
  15. Hope Graduation Activities Scheduled for Sunday, May 6

    Hope College’s 153rd Commencement, celebrating the graduating Class of 2018, will be held on Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m. at Ray and Sue Smith Stadium. Baccalaureate will be held earlier in the day, at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

    Hope Graduation Activities Scheduled for Sunday, May 6
  16. Remembering the life, the death, and the legacy of Dr. King

    Posted by Charles Green

    Dr. King was assassinated 50 years ago today, on April 4, 1968.  I was eleven years old and living in Holton, Kansas.  I don’t remember a thing about it. I remember 1968.  I remember the North Vietnamese Tet Offensive, and Lyndon Johnson’s announcement that he would not seek re-election.  I remember the assassination of Bobby … Continue reading Remembering the life, the death, and the legacy of Dr. King

    Remembering the life, the death, and the legacy of Dr. King
  17. Hope Shares New Approach to Student Teaching at National and State Conferences

    Two spring-semester professional conferences have been providing an opportunity for Hope College’s Department of Education to share a new approach to student teaching that it has been developing to better prepare its graduates for careers as outstanding educators.

    Hope Shares New Approach to Student Teaching at National and State Conferences
  18. Brown Bag Concert Series to Feature Pianists on April 6

    The Hope College Brown Bag Concert Series will present its final event of the spring semester on Friday, April 6, at noon in the lobby of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Brown Bag Concert Series to Feature Pianists on April 6
  19. Alumni Feature: Daniel Owens

    Posted by Raquel Niles

    When I sat down to write this piece about how studying history at Hope has shaped my career and worldview, I found myself unsure of where to begin. Do I write about conducting archival research on the Liberian Civil War and exploring the role of historical narratives in post-genocide Rwanda? What about the semester I … Continue reading Alumni Feature: Daniel Owens

    Alumni Feature: Daniel Owens
  20. Students to Present Creative and Research Projects on April 13

    Original research by students on topics ranging from the use of drones to track the movement of sand dunes, to the relationship between educational attainment and opioid overdose rates, to the Civil War and racism, to a study of sound-synthesis methods will be highlighted during the annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Performance at Hope College on Friday, April 13, from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richard and Helen DeVos Fieldhouse.

    Students to Present Creative and Research Projects on April 13

2018 Mar

  1. Sander de Haan: Multi-Lingual, Multi-Talented

    Dr. Sander de Haan is not a man who can be easily pinned down, even though he’s remained in one spot for 39 years. His willingness and ability to serve, to fill a need, to lead a cause, to be a steadfast hand on whatever wheel — these talents have actually made him elusive of a singular descriptor or solitary title for almost four decades at Hope and, actually, for his entire life.

    Sander de Haan: Multi-Lingual, Multi-Talented
  2. Steven Iannacone: Master of Dance, Maker of Flight

    From Brooklyn, New York, by way of Belgium and other conservatories and performance halls throughout Europe, Steven Iannacone came to Hope College in the fall of 1990 as a visiting dance professor. It was to be a one-semester-per-year arrangement, so his plan was to work at the college for three autumns and then move on to another dancing-and-teaching gig.

    Steven Iannacone: Master of Dance, Maker of Flight
  3. Pat Griffin: Lifelong Learner, Early-Childhood Professor

    Her tenure at Hope College may have been short, but Dr. Pat Griffin’s impact on education students undoubtedly will be long lasting. Griffin has been the founding coordinator of college’s early childhood education program since her arrival at Hope in 2012. Now, after six years, early childhood education is the largest and fastest growing program in Hope’s Department of Education.

    Pat Griffin: Lifelong Learner, Early-Childhood Professor
  4. “Last Lecture” on April 3 to Focus on Lessons from Global Experience

    Amy Otis-De Grau, who is senior director of the Paul G. Fried Center for Global Engagement at Hope College, will present the address “Lessons from Abroad: From Being the Other, Seeing the Other and Loving the Other” on Tuesday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in Schaap Auditorium of the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center through the “Last Lecture Series” organized by the college’s chapter of the national Mortar Board honorary society.

    “Last Lecture” on April 3 to Focus on Lessons from Global Experience
  5. Poet, Theologian and Peace Activist Padraig O’Tuama of Northern Ireland to Present “Poetry and the Art of Peace”

    The importance of words in seeking peace and reconciliation will be the focus of the presentation “Poetry and the Art of Peace” by poet, theologian and peace activist Padraig O’Tuama of Northern Ireland on Tuesday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. at Hope College in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Poet, Theologian and Peace Activist Padraig O’Tuama of Northern Ireland to Present “Poetry and the Art of Peace”
  6. Senior Art Exhibition to Open on April 6

    The annual Hope College senior art exhibition, “Out of Touch,” will open with a reception in the De Pree Art Center and Gallery on Friday, April 6, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    Senior Art Exhibition to Open on April 6
  7. March Madness and the lengths people go to try to reduce uncertainty

    History News Network

    "The madness of March has been going on since college basketball postseason events began in the late 1930s," says Dr. Chad Carlson, associate professor of kinesiology and JV men’s basketball coach. "They are and always have been built on uncertainty."

    March Madness and the lengths people go to try to reduce uncertainty
  8. Dance Work Choreographed and Performed by Students Honored at Regional Conference

    An original work choreographed and performed by two Hope College students received recognition during the Central regional conference of the American College Dance Association earlier this month out of a highly competitive field that included works from large universities by professional choreographers.

    Dance Work Choreographed and Performed by Students Honored at Regional Conference
  9. Lecture to Focus on Using Chemistry to Mimic Taste and Smell

    Dr. Eric V. Anslyn of the University of Texas at Austin will present two lectures while at Hope College on Thursday and Friday, April 5-6, through the James and Jeanette Neckers Lectureship in Chemistry, beginning with a discussion of how chemistry can mimic taste and smell.

    Lecture to Focus on Using Chemistry to Mimic Taste and Smell
  10. Sydney Jones Chosen As MIAA Softball Pitcher Of Week

    Hope College’s Sydney Jones has been selected the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Softball Pitcher of the Week for games played March 19-25.

    Sydney Jones Chosen As MIAA Softball Pitcher Of Week
  11. Hope College Symphony Orchestra to Perform on April 6

    The Hope College Symphony Orchestra will present its spring concert, under the direction of faculty member Christopher H. Fashun, on Friday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Hope College Symphony Orchestra to Perform on April 6
  12. “Senior Recognition and Women of Color Celebration” Is April 11

    Testimonials by outstanding senior students reflecting on their experiences at Hope College will be featured during the Hope College Senior Recognition and Women of Color Celebration on Wednesday, April 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the Haworth Inn and Conference Center.

    “Senior Recognition and Women of Color Celebration” Is April 11
  13. Talk on March 28 to Feature the History of Basketball’s March Madness

    In the midst of the season itself, Dr. Chad Carlson of the Hope College kinesiology faculty, who is the author of a history of March Madness, will explore the origins and impact of national championships in basketball.

    Talk on March 28 to Feature the History of Basketball’s March Madness
  14. Play Developed at Hope Wins Top National Award for Original Work

    The Department of Theatre at Hope College has received top national honors through this year’s Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) for the play “The Line Between,” which was created at the college by a team of Hope theatre students and guest-artist alumni.

    Play Developed at Hope Wins Top National Award for Original Work
  15. ASU professor's book serves as an example of how to disagree, civilly

    ASU Now

    The new book, "Civil Dialogue on Abortion," co-authored by Dr. Jack Mulder Jr., associate professor of philosophy at Hope, and Dr. Bertha Manninen of Arizona State University serves as an example of how to disagree, civilly.

    ASU professor's book serves as an example of how to disagree, civilly
  16. Coach. Clutch Player. Coworker. Courtney Kust!

    Posted by Jennifer Fellinger

    That is my goal in this job — to shape the players to be the best version of themselves and while we’re at it, help the team win a few games.” — Courtney Kust ’13 It’s a reality of team dynamics in the workplace: You have those who are natural coaches. You have those who are natural … Continue reading Coach. Clutch Player. Coworker. Courtney Kust!

    Coach. Clutch Player. Coworker. Courtney Kust!
  17. Hope College Chapel Choir to Present Concert on March 28

    The Hope College Chapel Choir will present its annual spring “Home” concert on Wednesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Hope College Chapel Choir to Present Concert on March 28
  18. Visiting the Sahara*

    Posted by Alley LoPrete

    Last weekend we all packed a bag, piled into the bus and drove 4.5 hours to the desert (plus a couple of pit stops for juice and a bathroom). At a gas station just on the edge of where the desert began we switched into four-wheeled vehicles and went off through the dunes, past some … Continue reading Visiting the Sahara*

    Visiting the Sahara*
  19. Concert to Feature French Music Spanning Three Centuries

    French music spanning three centuries will be performed during a concert featuring violinist Mihai Craioveanu of the Hope College music faculty on Monday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the college’s Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Concert to Feature French Music Spanning Three Centuries
  20. Dance Marathon 2018 Photo Gallery

    The year-long Dance Marathon fundraiser culminated with a 24-hour dance-a-thon, raising $311,442.19 for the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

    Dance Marathon 2018 Photo Gallery
  21. Working and Thriving in Washington, D.C.

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    Four Hope students on the Washington, D.C. Honors Semester recently talked with “Stories of Hope” about their experiences living and thriving in the nation’s capitol.

    Working and Thriving in Washington, D.C.
  22. Men’s Lacrosse Sweeps MIAA Player Of The Week Honors

    Hope College’s Nick Schanhals and Rocco Mularoni have been selected Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s Lacrosse Players of the Week for games played March 5-11.

    Men’s Lacrosse Sweeps MIAA Player Of The Week Honors
  23. Hope students raise money for children's hospital with Dance Marathon

    WZZM13

    More than 1,000 Hope College students stayed on their feet for 24 hours for the school's annual Dance Marathon, raising a record-breaking amount for Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. Since Hope's Dance Marathon started in 2000, the event has raised more than $2 million for the hospital.

    Hope students raise money for children's hospital with Dance Marathon
  24. Van Putten named a Young Life Woman of the Year

    Young Life Western Great Lakes Region

    Pam Van Putten, coordinator of mentoring and internships in Hope's Center for Ministry Studies, is a Woman of the Year!

    Van Putten named a Young Life Woman of the Year
  25. Hope College Wind Ensemble to Present Pre-Tour Concert on March 14

    The Hope College Wind Ensemble will preview its forthcoming spring-tour program with a concert on Wednesday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Hope College Wind Ensemble to Present Pre-Tour Concert on March 14
  26. Hope College Clarinetist Joel Schekman to Perform on March 12

    Clarinetist Joel Schekman will present a faculty concert at Hope College on Monday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Hope College Clarinetist Joel Schekman to Perform on March 12
  27. Author and Pastor Eugene Cho to Present Asian Heritage Education and Diversity Lecture on March 14

    Author and pastor Eugene Cho of Seattle, Washington, will present the address “Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World than Actually Changing the World?” as the 2018 Asian Heritage Education and Diversity Lecture at Hope College on Wednesday, March 14, at 7 p.m. at Hope College in the Maas Center auditorium.

    Author and Pastor Eugene Cho to Present Asian Heritage Education and Diversity Lecture on March 14
  28. Hope College CASA program for elementary students turns 30

    Holland Sentinel

    There have been many happy parents and students in Hope College’s CASA — Children’s After School Achievement — program, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

    Hope College CASA program for elementary students turns 30
  29. Lecture Series at Seminary to Examine “Recovering Biblical Christianity: Roman Catholic and Reformed Perspectives”

    The Saint Benedict Institute is joining with Western Theological Seminary to co-sponsor the seminary’s March 12-13 Osterhaven Lecture Series on Theology, which is exploring “Recovering Biblical Christianity: Roman Catholic and Reformed Perspectives.”

    Lecture Series at Seminary to Examine “Recovering Biblical Christianity: Roman Catholic and Reformed Perspectives”
  30. Donia Organ Recital to Feature Aaron Tan on March 13

    Hope College will feature guest artist Aaron Tan during the college’s annual Donia Organ Recital on Tuesday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

    Donia Organ Recital to Feature Aaron Tan on March 13
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