Hope College News

2020 Feb

  1. Academics

    Careers with a bachelor’s degree in psychology

    American Psychological Association

    Russell Houpt '18 is one of 13 psychology majors interviewed about how they prepared for their careers, are using their psychology degrees in their day-to-day work, and what advice they have to offer psychology majors.

  2. Campus Life

    Haworth Inn and Conference Center Undergoing Complete Renovation

    Hope College’s Haworth Inn and Conference Center, adjacent to downtown Holland, is undergoing a complete renovation that will debut in just a few months. The transformational project includes all conference and hotel rooms, rebuilding the lobby and creating a full-service coffee shop that will be open to students and the public. This project is made possible through a gift from Haworth and has been led by Patricia Urquiola, an award-winning designer and architect based in Milan, Italy, who has worked with the company for several years.

  3. Campus Life

    Biography Highlights Life of Paul de Kruif, “Microbe Hunter and Activist”

    Dr. Paul de Kruif, a Zeeland native whose 1926 book “Microbe Hunters” became an international bestseller and inspired a generation of scientists and medical professionals, and who had a major influence on the healthcare issues of his day, is himself the subject of a new book. “A Constant State of Emergency: Paul de Kruif, Microbe Hunter and Health Activist,” by Dr. Jan Peter Verhave, has been published by The Van Raalte Press at Hope College as number 98 in the Historical Series of the Reformed Church in America.

  4. Academics

    Deirdre Johnston Represents Hope During Meeting of Global Liberal Arts Alliance

    Dr. Deirdre Johnston, who is interim associate dean for global education and a professor of communication at Hope College, was among representatives of colleges and universities around the world who met in Saudi Arabia earlier this month through their institutions’ partnership in the Global Liberal Arts Alliance.

  5. Arts

    Great Performance Series to Feature Los Angeles Theatre Works

    The Hope College Great Performance series will present the Los Angeles Theatre Works in “Seven” on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre. Due to strong advance ticket sales, limited seating is available.

  6. academics

    Going Home: Its Complexities and Possibilities


    by Ernest & Ernesta Cole As the airplane began its final descent into Banjul International Airport, I was overcome by a feeling of nervous excitement. I was excited at the prospect of coming back to my adopted home, the place where my wife and I sought refuge at the height of the civil war in […]

  7. Athletics

    Men’s Lacrosse Tops MIAA Preseason Coaches Poll

    A three-peat bid for the Hope College men’s lacrosse team starts with the Flying Dutchmen as the preseason favorite in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Preseason Coaches Poll.

  8. Academics

    Lecture on Feb. 17 to Consider How to Use and Preserve Liberty

    Dr. David Paul Deavel, who is editor of “Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture” and a visiting professor at the University of St. Thomas, will present “Taking Advantage of Freedom: What to Do with Liberty When You Have It” on Monday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. at Hope College in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

  9. Arts

    2020 Musical Showcase Photo Gallery

    Hope College students took the stage for the 32nd annual Musical Showcase, this fast-paced, musical spectacular, during which audience members heard everything from opera to jazz was presented on Friday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m.

2020 Jan

  1. Athletics

    Peter Stuursma elected to MHSFCA Hall of Fame

    Holland Sentinel

    Hope football coach Peter Stuursma will be inducted into the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame for his accomplishments at the high school level.

  2. Arts

    Hope College Theatre to Present “Doubt” Beginning Feb. 14

    The Department of Theatre at Hope College will present the award-winning play “Doubt” by John Patrick Shanley on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15, and Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 20-22, at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a free matinee on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. All performances will be held in the DeWitt Center studio theatre.

  3. Campus Life

    Hope Serves 2020

    On Saturday, January 25, 2020, Hope students, employees and alumni served others by volunteering in their communities as part of Day of Service.

  4. Campus Life

    Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Lecture Photo Gallery

    The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Lecture at Hope College featured Xernona Clayton, a nationally renowned activist, television personality, CEO and philanthropist, presented the address “MLK: A Legacy of Love, Faith, Commitment and Sacrifice,” on Monday, Jan. 20.

  5. Campus Life

    Commemoration of Black History Month to Feature Combined Jazz Concert and Lecture on Feb. 4

    The combined concert and keynote lecture “Jazz in the Fight for Civil Rights: Jazz as Activist Music” on Tuesday, Feb. 4, featuring visiting musician and scholar Dr. Damani Phillips of the University of Iowa faculty as well as area vocal and jazz ensembles, will headline multiple activities at Hope College scheduled in conjunction with national Black History Month.

  6. Academics

    Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series to Feature Lesley Nneka Arimah and Marcelo Hernandez Castillo on Feb. 4

    Hope College’s Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series will feature Lesley Nneka Arimah and Marcelo Hernandez Castillo on Tuesday, Feb. 4. The authors will hold a question-and-answer session at 3:30 p.m. in the Fried-Hemenway Auditorium of the Martha Miller Center Global Communication, and a reading at 7:15 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

  7. Academics

    Saint Benedict Institute to Host Traditional Latin Mass on Jan. 29

    The Saint Benedict Institute will host a Traditional Latin Mass for the feast day of Saint Francis de Sales, the patron of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Holland, on Wednesday Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m. at Hope College in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

  8. Campus Life

    Civil rights figure Xernona Clayton shares MLK Day message in Holland

    Holland Sentinel

    We need Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of love today more than ever — that’s what Xernona Clayton, who worked closely with King during the civil rights movement, believes. Clayton delivered the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Lecture at Hope on Jan. 20.

  9. Campus Life

    Hope Honors Staff for Service

    Hope College staff members were recognized during the college’s annual service award luncheon, held on Friday, Jan. 17, in the Maas Center auditorium.

  10. 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 and held at the Maas Center auditorium on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

  11. Academics

    Address to Consider Three Paradoxes about Shakespeare’s Writing

    Three paradoxes about William Shakespeare’s writing will be the focus of an address at Hope College by internationally respected Shakespeare scholar Dr. John Cox, who is a retired member of the college’s English faculty, on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 5:30 p.m. in the Fried/Hemenway Auditorium of the Martha Miller Center for Global Communication.

  12. Campus Life

    Fall 2019 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.

  13. Arts

    Hope College Announces the Knickerbocker Winter Film Series

    The Hope College Knickerbocker Winter Film Series will continue the college’s long tradition of showing current independent and international films. The series will show four films, each for a week-long run, beginning with “Give Me Liberty” on Jan. 13-18; “Midnight Family” on Feb. 3-8; and “Up There” on Feb. 24-29. A final film, yet to be chosen, will show on March 9-14.

  14. campus-life

    Home At Last


      I thought that when I got home from studying abroad, everything was going to feel different. That my friends and family would look a bit older. That there would be many events I missed out on or didn’t know about. That I would accidentally slip some French into my English. I know I was […]

  15. Arts

    Exhibit ‘(re)collection’ reflects on migration

    Holland Sentinel

    The African American experience during the Great Migration of the 20th century is reflected in the exhibition ”(re)collection” by Chicago-based artist Nate Young, which opens in the De Pree Art Center and Gallery today.