Hope College News

2017 Oct

  1. Surf Camp!

    Posted by Stephanie Pentis

    During orientation, we had a compulsory surf safety presentation (can’t get more Aussie than that!), and we were told about Surf Camp Australia. Two days of nothing but “SURF EAT SLEEP REPEAT.” Sounds great right? So we got a bunch of people to sign up and within no time we were off! With our bags … Continue reading Surf Camp!

    Surf Camp!
  2. Helen DeVos Remembered for Lasting Impact on Hope

    Helen DeVos, who died on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 90, will be remembered enduringly at Hope College for her transformative impact on the campus and students’ education.

    Helen DeVos Remembered for Lasting Impact on Hope
  3. Ser Humano

    Posted by Alyssa Arens

    IES Santiago offers a clinical observations program for future healthcare professionals. We explore the Chilean healthcare system by observing medical professionals in private and public hospitals, clinics, and health centers all around Santiago. Yesterday I observed in the neurology unit in Hospital Sótero del Río, a public hospital that provides care to 10% of Chile’s … Continue reading Ser Humano

    Ser Humano
  4. Living Among the Dinosaurs

    Posted by Monica Elliott

    On Saturday I found myself eating tiny coconuts and sipping water from tiny shoe-shaped flowers. It was like a miniature tea party! In fact, one of my favorite memories from childhood was the tiny tea-set that my sister and I shared. Even for 10-year-old fingers, it was teensy. And we would always drink tap water and eat baby … Continue reading Living Among the Dinosaurs

    Living Among the Dinosaurs
  5. The Referendum

    Posted by Alli VanderStoep

    I’m not sure how much coverage the news in the States has given to Spain and its political situation recently, but there has been some very important stuff going on here. On Sunday October 1st, there was a referendum in the Catalonia region (northern area) of Spain. Those who live in the Catalan region and … Continue reading The Referendum

    The Referendum
  6. FAFSA: Five things to know

    Posted by Admissions Office

    What is the FAFSA and why is it so important? The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It is the primary application for receiving need-based aid at American colleges and universities. If you need help paying for college, submitting your FAFSA is the first step in applying for financial aid from most colleges … Continue reading FAFSA: Five things to know

    FAFSA: Five things to know
  7. Big Read Holland Area Includes Multiple Events and Discussion Groups

    The community-wide Big Read Holland Area program coordinated through Hope College and focusing on the book “When the Emperor Was Divine” during November will provide historical, literary, and cultural context within multiple events including multiple lectures, a free film showing, a children’s story time, a dinner, a musical performance, a poetry-writing workshop and a keynote address from the author of the novel, Julie Otsuka.

    Big Read Holland Area Includes Multiple Events and Discussion Groups
  8. Recent Grad Researches Grit and Presents at International Congress

    Posted by Scott Travis

    Positive psychology is the scientific study of what enables individuals and communities to thrive. At a recent international conference, one of our Hope College alumni community members contributed to this field of study with some academic thriving of his own. Robby Henry ’17 recently presented original research he completed at Hope as part of the 5th World Congress of the … Continue reading Recent Grad Researches Grit and Presents at International Congress

    Recent Grad Researches Grit and Presents at International Congress
  9. “Last Lecture” on October 24 to Explore “Lessons from Adversity”

    Dr. Cady Short-Thompson, provost at Hope College, will present the address “Lessons from Adversity” on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 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 Dianne Portfleet Alcor chapter of the national Mortar Board honorary society.

    “Last Lecture” on October 24 to Explore “Lessons from Adversity”
  10. Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors to Perform on Oct. 26

    The Hope College Concert Series will feature Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors with special guests Lewis Watson and S. Martin on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors to Perform on Oct. 26
  11. Tom Harrell Quartet to Perform on Oct. 25

    The Tom Harrell Quartet will perform at Hope College on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall at the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Tom Harrell Quartet to Perform on Oct. 25
  12. Concert on Oct. 23 to Feature “Chamber Music by Two, Three and Four”

    The Department of Music at Hope College will present “Chamber Music by Two, Three and Four,” featuring a duo, trio and quartet, on Monday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Concert on Oct. 23 to Feature “Chamber Music by Two, Three and Four”
  13. We loved seeing fans big and small this #HopeHomecoming weekend! Did you get a chance to see @hopeathletics in action? #Repost @sarah_wholehearted_health ・・・ Love being back on campus! Especially with these little ones in tow! Beautiful night for the Hope College Alumni Lacrosse Game. Kids thought it was pretty exciting watching daddy out on the field. He held his own pretty good against all those college kids 😉 
Happy Homecoming to my Hope friends!

#hopecollege #hopecollegealumni

    @hopecollege

    We loved seeing fans big and small this #HopeHomecoming weekend! Did you get a chance to see @hopeathletics in action? #Repost @sarah_wholehearted_health ・・・ Love being back on campus! Especially with these little ones in tow! Beautiful night for the Hope College Alumni Lacrosse Game. Kids thought it was pretty exciting watching daddy out on the field. He held his own pretty good against all those college kids 😉 Happy Homecoming to my Hope friends! #hopecollege #hopecollegealumni

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  14. Health Dynamics: Going Strong!

    Posted by Kinesiology

      This fall, Hope College enters the 39th year of its KIN 140 – Health Dynamics program. This required course, often taken during a student’s freshman year, focuses on various wellness principles, such as exercise, proper diet, and stress management. The two credit course is a staple of Hope’s general education curriculum and involves one … Continue reading Health Dynamics: Going Strong!

    Health Dynamics: Going Strong!
  15. Study Abroad Highlight: Tom Ritzman ’18

    Posted by

    Spending 7 months in France taking classes, working as an engineering intern for an international corporation, and enjoying new people and a new culture sounds like a rewarding and life-changing endeavor. This experience describes the past spring semester and summer for Tom Ritzman, who is in his fourth year as an engineering major pursuing the … Continue reading Study Abroad Highlight: Tom Ritzman ’18

    Study Abroad Highlight: Tom Ritzman ’18
  16. Flutist Gabe Southard to Present Faculty Recital on Oct. 22

    Flutist Gabe Southard will present a faculty recital at Hope College on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Flutist Gabe Southard to Present Faculty Recital on Oct. 22
  17. THE ‘KERK!

    Posted by Ariana Bratt

    “And the winner of the 2017 Nykerk Cup Competition is…” Those words will inevitably ring through DeVos Field House in just three short weeks, the night of October 28th to be exact. But, the words that will follow this red-underlined-incomplete-sentence are yet to be fought, rehearsed, sang, played, spoke, and deliberated over. The ultimate question … Continue reading THE ‘KERK!

    THE ‘KERK!
  18. Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series to Feature Paisley Rekdal on Oct. 19

    The Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series of Hope College will feature Paisley Rekdal on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series to Feature Paisley Rekdal on Oct. 19
  19. Hope College to Host Holland Mayoral Debate on Monday, Oct. 16

    Hope College will host a debate between the two candidates in Holland’s mayoral race, Mayor Nancy DeBoer and Councilman Jay Peters, on Monday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

    Hope College to Host Holland Mayoral Debate on Monday, Oct. 16
  20. Concert to Feature Multiple Alumni Pursuing Careers in Opera

    A total of eight Hope College alumni who have pursued careers in opera and two alumni pianists with experience as opera accompanists are returning to campus for a concert on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Concert to Feature Multiple Alumni Pursuing Careers in Opera
  21. Hope Computer Science students win best poster competition at conference

    Posted by Ryan McFall

    Students Amber Carnahan and Jori Gelbaugh won the best poster award at the 2017 Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC) Midwest annual conference, held on September 26-27 at Calvin College. Amber and Jori’s poster summarized their work on Articulus.  On their page at the Google Chrome Web store, Amber and Jori describe purpose of Articulus: Articulus … Continue reading Hope Computer Science students win best poster competition at conference

    Hope Computer Science students win best poster competition at conference
  22. The Phelps Scholars Program

    Posted by Monica Teuthorn

    By Monica Teuthorn, Hope College Sophomore Before I started my freshman year, college seemed like a foreign place. I didn’t have a ton of experience with it as I was one of the first in my family to really go away to a college like Hope. I had no idea what to expect. College seemed … Continue reading The Phelps Scholars Program

    The Phelps Scholars Program
  23. Alumni Feature: A Hedge-Fund Lawyer Explains Why You Should Major in History

    Posted by Raquel Niles

    “I’m interested in business and finance, so why should I major in history?” or, more bluntly, “Business is about buying and selling things, not writing term papers, so why should I study history?”  I asked myself these same questions before I became a history major, and, today I am an in-house lawyer for a private equity and … Continue reading Alumni Feature: A Hedge-Fund Lawyer Explains Why You Should Major in History

    Alumni Feature: A Hedge-Fund Lawyer Explains Why You Should Major in History
  24. Hope Wins National Award for Excellence of Undergraduate Research Program

    Hope College has earned national recognition for the high quality of its undergraduate research program with a 2017 Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments (AURA) from the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).

    Hope Wins National Award for Excellence of Undergraduate Research Program
  25. Football’s Darren Ford Named MIAA Special Teams Player Of The Week

    Hope College kicker Darren Ford has been recognized as the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance during a 36-14 victory against Alma College on Saturday.

    Football’s Darren Ford Named MIAA Special Teams Player Of The Week
  26. Alumni Feature: “Do What You Love”

    Posted by Raquel Niles

    What are you doing now? I am a Senior Vice President and Group Publisher for Zondervan, which is part of HarperCollins Global Publishing. I oversee the acquisitions, marketing, and publicity for Zondervan and Zonderkidz titles. We publish books, gift books, videos, Bibles, curriculum and digital products including audiobooks, ebooks, digital books, and apps. How did … Continue reading Alumni Feature: “Do What You Love”

    Alumni Feature: “Do What You Love”
  27. Find Your Home

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    By Rourke Mullins, Hope College Senior Here it is, you’re 18 years old and the moment in life has come where you are asked to answer one of the most important questions of your life, “where are you going to college?” It’s a daunting question that for myself, created a pit in my stomach. I … Continue reading Find Your Home

    Find Your Home
  28. Paradox of Liberty: Alex Honnold and the Art of Human Freedom

    Earlier this year, rock climber Alex Honnold became the only person to have free-solo climbed the 3,000-foot face of El Capitan, an imposing granite monolith in Yosemite National Park.

    Paradox of Liberty: Alex Honnold and the Art of Human Freedom
  29. Devising Workshop with Rich Perez

    Posted by Rachel Dion

    The DeWitt stage was the location for the first of a workshop series for the launch of  faculty member Rich Perez’s new devised project. The Hope College Theatre Department has a strong commitment to creating new plays and specifically devised work. The department has partnered with  Nathan Allen for Rose and the Rime (2007) and … Continue reading Devising Workshop with Rich Perez

    Devising Workshop with Rich Perez
  30. Growing Season

    Posted by Caroline Dykstra

    During the summer of 2017, we launched the SEED program with the support of Sawyer Products. Three teams of mixed sport student-athletes and coaches used their passion for sports to share the love of Christ around the world. In May, our first trip launched to India with 12 student-athletes and three staff members to partner … Continue reading Growing Season

    Growing Season
  31. Nyenhuis Sculpture Garden to Be Dedicated on Saturday, Oct. 14

    The Leona M. and Jacob E. Nyenhuis Sculpture Garden at Hope College will be dedicated on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Kruizenga Art Museum during the college’s Homecoming Weekend.

    Nyenhuis Sculpture Garden to Be Dedicated on Saturday, Oct. 14
  32. Knickerbocker Fall Film Series Continues with “Trip to Spain”

    The Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre’s Fall Film Series continues with the British comedy “Trip to Spain” on Monday-Saturday, Oct. 9-14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

    Knickerbocker Fall Film Series Continues with “Trip to Spain”
  33. Hope College Featured in Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges

    Posted by Michelle Gibbs

    October 3, 2017 — by Tyler Thayer and The Princeton Review Hope College is one of the 375 most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review. The education services company known for its test prep and tutoring services, books, and college rankings features Hope in the 2017 edition of its free book, “The Princeton Review … Continue reading Hope College Featured in Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges

    Hope College Featured in Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges
  34. Exhibition “Distant Tracings // Tracing Distance” to Open on Oct. 13

    Artist Claudia Esslinger explores the concepts of connection and separation and the role that technology plays in facilitating or frustrating connections in the exhibition “Distant Tracings // Tracing Distance,” opening at the De Pree Art Center and Gallery at Hope College on Friday, Oct. 13.

    Exhibition “Distant Tracings // Tracing Distance” to Open on Oct. 13
  35. Hope College to Present Homecoming Gala Concert on Oct. 13

    The Hope College Department of Music will present its inaugural “Homecoming Gala Concert” on Friday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Hope College to Present Homecoming Gala Concert on Oct. 13
  36. Online Resources for Students

    Posted by Kelly Arnold

    The first few weeks of classes have come and gone and we’re officially immersed in the 2017-2018 academic year. Running from classes to extra-curricular activities, both students old and new are starting to settle into their rhythm for what’s to come as the year progresses. But what if I told you there are more ways … Continue reading Online Resources for Students

    Online Resources for Students
  37. Staged Reading Scheduled of Play That Explores Immigration Issues

    Hope College Theatre in partnership with the college’s Latino Student Organization will explore immigration issues, particularly as they affect young people, through a staged reading of the play “Just Like Us” by Karen Zacarias on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Schaap Auditorium of the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center.

    Staged Reading Scheduled of Play That Explores Immigration Issues
  38. Guest Artists to Present One-Woman Performance of “The Gospel of John”

    Multiple programs at Hope College are co-sponsoring a one-woman, spoken-word performance of “The Gospel of John” on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 15, at 3 p.m. in the Fried-Hemenway Auditorium of the Martha Miller Center for Global Communication.

    Guest Artists to Present One-Woman Performance of “The Gospel of John”
  39. Presentations to Focus on Microbes and Human Health

    The often-misunderstood microbial world and how it plays a central role in human health will be the focus of presentations by the authors of the books “I Contain Multitudes” and “Dirt Is Good” on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 12 and 13, at Hope College.

    Presentations to Focus on Microbes and Human Health
  40. Hope College to Celebrate Homecoming Weekend Oct. 13-15

    Hope College will celebrate Homecoming Weekend on Friday-Sunday, Oct. 13-15, with highlights including multiple events open to the public in addition to activities for alumni.

    Hope College to Celebrate Homecoming Weekend Oct. 13-15
  41. Study Off Campus, Do It.

    Posted by Shannon Rogers

    Hey friends, it has been quite some time, and for that I apologize (in hopes that you have actually missed my blog posts). So, let’s catch up. This first month off campus has been a roller-coaster. If you know anything about me, you’ll know that I love roller-coasters. I have one piece of advice for … Continue reading Study Off Campus, Do It.

    Study Off Campus, Do It.
  42. Hope Featured in Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges

    Hope College is one of the 375 most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review. The education services company known for its test prep and tutoring services, books, and college rankings features Hope in the 2017 edition of its free book, “The Princeton Review Guide to 375 Green Colleges.”

    Hope Featured in Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges
  43. Expert on Ernest Hemingway to Present Two Talks on Oct. 12

    Dr. Linda Patterson Miller of Penn State Abington, a 1968 Hope College graduate who has conducted extensive research on Ernest Hemingway, will deliver two lectures at Hope about the famous author on Thursday, Oct. 12.

    Expert on Ernest Hemingway to Present Two Talks on Oct. 12
  44. Student Film Is National Finalist; Public Vote Will Determine Winner

    A film by Hope College senior Ismael Byers of Grand Blanc about spending the spring semester in Santiago, Chile, is one of only three finalists in the fourth-annual IES Abroad Study Abroad Film Festival.

    Student Film Is National Finalist; Public Vote Will Determine Winner
  45. Odd Year Wins Again!

    The freshman Class of 2021 won the Pull tug-of-war on Saturday, September 30, with a gain of 6 feet, 2 inches. This is the second consecutive win for the Odd Year.

    Odd Year Wins Again!
  46. Megan Klintworth Chosen MIAA Women’s Golfer Of The Week

    Hope College’s Megan Klintworth has been selected the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Women’s Golfer of the Week for play September 25-October 1.

    Megan Klintworth Chosen MIAA Women’s Golfer Of The Week

2017 Sep

  1. The Pull & the Tooley Family

    Posted by blogs

    The Pull, a unique tug-of-war contest, is one of America’s oldest standing college traditions: on Saturday, Hope College will experience the Pull for the 120th time. Each year, freshman and sophomore teams face each other from each bank of Black River, attempting to claim the rope for themselves. Each team is comprised of 18 Pullers … Continue reading The Pull & the Tooley Family

    The Pull & the Tooley Family
  2. International Education is for Faculty Too

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    Like Hope students who traverse and learn internationally during the summer months, many Hope professors do the same. One such example is a focused and lively international faculty development workshop, co-directed by Dr. Joanne Stewart of Hope’s chemistry department, which brought together liberal arts science professors from around the world during the summer of 2017. … Continue reading International Education is for Faculty Too

    International Education is for Faculty Too
  3. Is the Martin Luther story fake news?

    Holland Sentinel

    Jeff Tyler, professor of religion and chair of the Department of Religion, on the legacy of the Reformation

    Is the Martin Luther story fake news?
  4. Community, Faith, and Justice

    Posted by Derek Taylor

    Colin Whitehead, Hope College, 2017 I didn’t know what I was getting myself into when I joined the Emmaus Scholars Program.  My initial motivation for joining was to mature spiritually.  The Emmaus Program did this for me by providing me with a daily rhythm of prayer and and feeding my intellectual curiosity as a Christian … Continue reading Community, Faith, and Justice

    Community, Faith, and Justice
  5. Kill Your Jargon

    Posted by Josh Bishop

    This post provides a brief overview of how to enhance problem-based experiences within a meaning-centered paradigm while strategizing metacognitive decision-making across cognitive and affective domains. By the time you reach the end, you’ll understand how to disaggregate assessment-driven manipulatives for our 21st century learners. No, I don’t know what any of that means. In fact, … Continue reading Kill Your Jargon

    Kill Your Jargon
  6. Choro das 3 of Brazil to Perform on Oct. 5

    The Department of Music at Hope College will feature Choro das 3 on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Choro das 3 of Brazil to Perform on Oct. 5
  7. Hope College Theatre to Present “Human Error” Oct. 5-6, 11-14

    The Hope College Department of Theatre will present “Human Error” on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 5 and 6, and Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 11-14, at 7:30 p.m. in the DeWitt Center studio theatre.

    Hope College Theatre to Present “Human Error” Oct. 5-6, 11-14
  8. Meet the BodPod

    Posted by Lindsey Engelsman

    By Kirk Brumels and Maureen Dunn, Professors of Kinesiology No…the folks in the Kinesiology Department are not experimenting with time travel or paying homage to Jules Verne by attempting to reach 20,000 leagues, but what they are doing is still pretty cool.  Meet our newest addition…the BodPod! The Kinesiology Department recently took ownership of a new … Continue reading Meet the BodPod

    Meet the BodPod
  9. Faculty Feature: Welcome to Dr. Christiana Salah, Assistant Professor of English

    Posted by Raquel Niles

    What do you enjoy most about teaching? The number one thing?  Conversation. To me, there are few things in life more fun than discussing a good story. Maybe that’s because I grew up in a family of very, very talkative bookworms! I still talk to my sister and brother about books all the time, and—like … Continue reading Faculty Feature: Welcome to Dr. Christiana Salah, Assistant Professor of English

    Faculty Feature: Welcome to Dr. Christiana Salah, Assistant Professor of English
  10. Ashley’s on Pointe for Success

    Posted by Hope Potgiesser

    Ashley, a freshman at Hope College, is from Lapeer, Michigan. Throughout high school, Ashley began noticing a multitude of her fellow dancers dealing with eating disorders, psychological disorders, and personality disorders. These girls’ constant negativity toward themselves was flooding through her dance department and cascading down into the next generation of dancers. Ashley heard a … Continue reading Ashley’s on Pointe for Success

    Ashley’s on Pointe for Success
  11. Statement to the Hope Community: “We welcome you to join us”

    Posted by Student Congress

    The statement below was made to the Hope Community on September 19, 2017 from the Student Congress: Dear Hope Community: It is with excitement that we welcome students to campus this year! The first three weeks at Hope have been filled with new experiences, additional members to our campus community, and a recently dedicated student … Continue reading Statement to the Hope Community: “We welcome you to join us”

    Statement to the Hope Community: “We welcome you to join us”
  12. Multiple Members of Hope Community Have Work in ArtPrize Nine

    Two members of the Hope campus community and several alumni have entries in ArtPrize Nine, which is running in multiple venues in Grand Rapids from Wednesday, Sept. 20, through Sunday, Oct. 8.

    Multiple Members of Hope Community Have Work in ArtPrize Nine
  13. Hope College Co-Hosting 143rd Annual State History Conference

    Hope College is co-hosting the 143rd Annual State History Conference organized by the Historical Society of Michigan, running Friday-Sunday, Sept. 22-24, at the Haworth Inn and Conference Center.

    Hope College Co-Hosting 143rd Annual State History Conference
  14. College Night on Oct. 5 to Feature Several Colleges and Universities

    Families and students engaged in the college search will have the opportunity to connect with more than 70 colleges and universities during the Holland Area College Night, which will be hosted by Hope College on Thursday, Oct. 5.

    College Night on Oct. 5 to Feature Several Colleges and Universities
  15. Bultman Student Center Dedication Photos

    The ribbons will be cut as Hope College officially opened the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center during a celebration on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

    Bultman Student Center Dedication Photos
  16. Pull Tug-of-War to Be Held on Saturday, Sept. 30

    The Hope College Pull tug-of-war, a 120-year tradition, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m. on the banks of the Black River (near U.S. 31 and M-21).

    Pull Tug-of-War to Be Held on Saturday, Sept. 30
  17. The Dow is Up!

    Posted by Lindsey Engelsman

    By Kirk Brumels, Kinesiology Department Chair If the title of this blog post made you excited about your stock portfolio, I apologize for misleading you. However, the truth is that things at the Dow Center are looking up, especially as it relates to student/faculty exercise and recreation opportunities.  If you haven’t stepped foot into the … Continue reading The Dow is Up!

    The Dow is Up!
  18. Are you asking these 6 questions on your college tours?

    Posted by Admissions Office

    By Kristin Diekevers ’07, Associate Director of Admissions Ahhhh, the changing of the seasons. We are about two weeks shy of the official start of fall (it’s September 22 if you were wondering), and colleges are back in session. That means many of you are doing yourself the awesome favor of scheduling college visits — … Continue reading Are you asking these 6 questions on your college tours?

    Are you asking these 6 questions on your college tours?
  19. Presentation on Sept. 21 to Feature Ecology of Ecuador

    Roberto Cedeño, who has been an expert naturalist guide in Ecuador for 27 years, will be featured in “Ecuador: Through the Eyes of a Professional Eco-Guide” at Hope College on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

    Presentation on Sept. 21 to Feature Ecology of Ecuador
  20. Folk Musicians Jesse Jones and Craig Butterfield to Perform on Sept. 23

    Folk musicians Jesse Jones and Craig Butterfield will perform at Hope College as guest artists on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Folk Musicians Jesse Jones and Craig Butterfield to Perform on Sept. 23
  21. Classical Guitarist Berta Rojas to Perform on Sept. 21

    Classical guitarist Berta Rojas will perform at Hope College on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Classical Guitarist Berta Rojas to Perform on Sept. 21
  22. Photographic Memory: My History Journey to Holland in World War I

    Posted by Aine O'Connor

    Student Feature: by Aine O’Connor My history begins with a photo album. The album follows the childhood and adolescence of my mother and her four siblings, tracing their stories. It is a green book overflowing with papers and letters. Everything that you could possibly imagine is stuffed in there. Birth records, First Communion Polaroids, school … Continue reading Photographic Memory: My History Journey to Holland in World War I

    Photographic Memory: My History Journey to Holland in World War I
  23. Hope Faculty and Community Members to Present Concert on Sept. 18

    Members of the Hope College music faculty and Holland-area professionals will present a concert on Monday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Hope Faculty and Community Members to Present Concert on Sept. 18
  24. Josh Gibson Chosen MIAA Men’s Golfer Of The Week

    Hope College’s Josh Gibson has been selected the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s Golfer of the Week for competition between September 4–10.

    Josh Gibson Chosen MIAA Men’s Golfer Of The Week
  25. Football Duo Named MIAA Players Of The Week

    Hope College’s Darren Ford and Griffin Weigl has received Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Football Player of the Week honors for games played on September 9.

    Football Duo Named MIAA Players Of The Week
  26. Hilary Curry Selected MIAA Women’s Soccer Player Of The Week

    Hope College’s Hilary Curry has been chosen the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for competition between September 4–10.

    Hilary Curry Selected MIAA Women’s Soccer Player Of The Week
  27. Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre Announces Fall Film Series

    The Knickerbocker Theatre at Hope College is showing four films through November 11 during its Fall Film Series. The series continues the Knickerbocker Theatre’s tradition of showing new independent and foreign films for West Michigan.

    Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre Announces Fall Film Series
  28. Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series to Feature Shann Ray and Chris Dombrowski

    The Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series of Hope College will feature Shann Ray and Hope alumnus Chris Dombrowski on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts for the 12th Annual Tom Andrews Memorial Reading.

    Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series to Feature Shann Ray and Chris Dombrowski
  29. Student Statistics Projects Win National Recognition

    Statistics research projects conducted by two teams of Hope College students have earned first place and honorable mention in a national competition.

    Student Statistics Projects Win National Recognition
  30. A Reflection on the DACA Issue

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

    A Reflection on the DACA Issue
  31. Awakening a Deeper Faith

    News from Hope College

    Sixteen-year-old Sydney Mycroft expresses her Christian faith through playing the drums with a praise team at her home church in Orlando, Florida. But Sydney learned far more than how to improve her musical skills during the recent Awakening summer institute at Hope College.

    Awakening a Deeper Faith
  32. Into Africa

    News from Hope College

    The destinations themselves are memorable, but it’s the focus and sense of family that make the Alumni Travel Program magical.

    Into Africa
  33. Made for Students: New Student Center Ready to Debut

    News from Hope College

    The Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center, now open, is a home away from home, a place to gather or take a break, at the center of campus.

    Made for Students: New Student Center Ready to Debut
  34. Hope Chemistry Student Wins National Award for Research Presentation

    It’s one thing when you’re an undergraduate student to compete with others in your cohort. It’s another when the competition also includes graduate students. And it’s still another to win.

    Hope Chemistry Student Wins National Award for Research Presentation
  35. Sophie Hackett
    Volleyball

    Sophie Hackett

    Volleyball’s Sophie Hackett: A Big, Fair Servant’s Heart

    The Uno card game extravaganza was approaching its third hour and still Sophie Hackett slammed down a draw-four wild card with the same good-natured competitiveness she had in hour one. Her opponent for marathon Uno — a 13-year-old boy who was receiving treatment on the hematology and oncology floor of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids — seemed unperturbed. That’s all part of the game, he knows, a move from his opponent both expected and necessary, just like the chemotherapy he must undergo. Expected and necessary. For now.

    Volleyball’s Sophie Hackett: A Big, Fair Servant’s Heart
  36. Hope Student Chosen to Attend International Forum on Democracy

    Hope College junior Irene Gerrish of Los Alamos, New Mexico, has been chosen to attend the New York Times Athens Democracy Forum, an international event whose participants will include former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, multiple current and former senior government officials from around the world, NGO (non-governmental organization) and business executives, and leading journalists with the New York Times.

    Hope Student Chosen to Attend International Forum on Democracy
  37. National Caliber: Two National Champions

    News from Hope College

    Hope College welcomed two more national champions to the fold this spring as track & field runner Erin Herrmann and golfer Josh Gibson both claimed NCAA Division III titles in their respective events.

    National Caliber: Two National Champions
  38. Kade Hoeksema Named MIAA Men’s Golfer Of The Week

    Hope College’s Kade Hoeksema has been chosen the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s Golfer of the Week for matches played August 28-September 3.

    Kade Hoeksema Named MIAA Men’s Golfer Of The Week
  39. Faith and Sports in Action in India and Japan

    Posted by Lindsey Engelsman

    by Anders Northuis ’19 This summer I had the great opportunity to travel to both India and Japan, with the support of the Hope College’s athletic and kinesiology departments, to not only share my faith in Jesus Christ but also be immersed in new cultures through sports. In Udalguri, India, I helped run a sports camp for children. In … Continue reading Faith and Sports in Action in India and Japan

    Faith and Sports in Action in India and Japan
  40. Alumni Profile: Applications Engineer Kurt Blohm ’06

    Posted by Matthew Smith

    Kurt Blohm (‘06) is currently an applications engineer at Applied Biomimetic, a company based in Cincinnati, OH, with a unique focus on the development of membranes for water treatment and filtration systems. Kurt graduated from Hope College with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering with an emphasis in chemical engineering. He started his career … Continue reading Alumni Profile: Applications Engineer Kurt Blohm ’06

    Alumni Profile: Applications Engineer Kurt Blohm ’06
  41. Music Convocation Celebrates Three “Living Legends” of the Department

    The Department of Music celebrated three “living legends” — retired faculty Joan Conway, Roger Rietberg and Dr. Robert Ritsema, who had each spent 30 years or more teaching at Hope — during the department’s annual opening convocation on Thursday, Aug. 31.

    Music Convocation Celebrates Three “Living Legends” of the Department
  42. 2017 Hope College Volleyball Preview

    Start with a fearless setter driven to find an open hitter on the volleyball court. Add a versatile group of hitters who can interchange positions throughout a match, and you have what the Hope College volleyball team see as a winning formula for the 2017 season.

    2017 Hope College Volleyball Preview
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