Hope College News

2023 May

  1. Academics

    Hope Names Two Students as Beckman Scholars

    Hope College has named students Caleb Brzezinski of Chelsea and Bryan Forrest of Arlington Heights, Illinois, as 2023-24 Beckman Scholars through the college’s Beckman Scholars Program award from The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.

  2. Academics

    Hope Student Receives Top National Award in Theater Journalism

    Kelsey Sivertson, a Hope College student who just completed her junior year, has received the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival’s National Institute for Theater Journalism and Advocacy’s top prize. The national competition took place virtually over the weekend of April 28 and Sivertson was the top performer among the other regional representatives from across the country, earning her a spot in the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.

  3. Arts

    Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre Announces New Film Series

    The Hope College Knickerbocker Film Series will continue the college’s long tradition of showing newly released independent and international films this May and June. The four-film series consists of “Hilma” on May 31-June 3; “Tori and Lokita” on June 7-10; “The Quiet Girl” on June 14-17; and “Roise and Frank” on June 21-24. The films will run Wednesdays through Saturdays beginning at 7:30 p.m.

  4. Academics

    Ernest Cole of English Faculty Selected to Participate in Legacies of American Slavery Seminar

    Dr. Ernest Cole of the Hope College English faculty is one of only 20 scholars from around the country chosen to participate in the Summer 2023 Faculty Seminar being held at Yale University through the Legacies of American Slavery initiative organized by the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center at Yale University in collaboration with the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC).

  5. Campus Life

    Baccalaureate and Commencement 2023 Photo Gallery

    Approximately 590 graduating seniors participated in the ceremony, held on Sunday, May 7 at Ray and Sue Smith Stadium. The class consisted of students from across the United States and around the world.

  6. Campus Life

    Alumni Weekend Photo Gallery

    Hope College celebrated Alumni Weekend on Friday-Saturday, April 28–29, 2023, with numerous athletic, arts, academic and alumni events.

  7. Campus Life

    Hope College 2023 Commencement Address

    By Dr. Richard Frost Retired from in 2022 as vice president for student development and dean of students after serving at the college since 1989. Sunday, May 7, 2023 Ray and Sue Smith Stadium Holland, Michigan

  8. Campus Life

    Text of 2023 Baccalaureate Address

    By Dr. Stephen I. Hemenway, the Betty Roelofs ’53 Miller Professor of English Sunday, May 7, 2023 Dimnent Memorial Chapel Holland, Michigan

  9. Campus Life

    Diversity Award Photo Gallery

    The Diversity Awards were presented on Friday, April 28 at 9 am in the Bultman Student Center Great Room. Awards from the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Culture and Inclusive Excellence and Disability and Accessibility Resources were given to graduating seniors and others from Hope College.

  10. Campus Life

    MSO Stole Ceremony Photo Gallery

    The Center for Diversity and Inclusion at Hope College hosted the Multicultural Student Organization (MSO) Stole Ceremony on Friday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. The MSO Stole Ceremony celebrated the graduating seniors of the Multicultural Student Organizations: Asian Student Union, Black Student Union, Hope Advocates for Invisible Conditions, Latino Student Organization, Pan African Student Association, Prism and the Women of Color United.

  11. Campus Life

    Long-Time Hope Mentors Launch Graduates with Final Lessons

    As the members of Hope College’s graduating Class of 2023 concluded their journey as undergraduates with ceremonies on Sunday, May 7, they received encouragement and advice from two recently retired or soon-to-retire mentors whose combined service to Hope totals more than 80 years.

  12. Academics

    “How Do We Know Ourselves?” Chosen for “Next Big Idea Club”

    The book “How Do We Know Ourselves? Curiosities and Marvels of the Human Mind” by Hope College social psychologist Dr. David Myers has been selected for the Next Big Idea Club, a global subscription community that features recently published, thought-provoking non-fiction books — curated by best-selling authors Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Susan Cain, and Daniel Pink. The Next Big Idea Book Club selections are chosen, the club notes, “as the most exciting nonfiction titles of the season.”

  13. Campus Life

    Freddy Velazquez Castellanos Receives Vanderbush-Weller Award

    Freddy Velazquez Castellanos, who is the television studio and equipment engineer and livestream coordinator at Hope College, has been named the 2023 recipient of the college’s annual Vanderbush-Weller Award for having a strong, positive impact on students.

  14. Campus Life

    Spring Fling 2023 Photo Gallery

    The final day of classes for the spring semester was celebrated with a variety of activities in the Pine Grove

2023 Apr

  1. Academics

    Students Honored At Annual Ceremony

    Awards and recognitions were presented to Hope College students during the annual Honors Convocation at Dimnent Memorial Chapel on Thursday, April 27, 2023.

  2. Academics

    Hope Earns Four Top-Six Finishes in Mathematics Competition

    Student teams from Hope College earned a rare — if not one-of-a-kind — distinction by placing second, third, fifth and sixth in this year’s Lower Michigan Mathematics Competition, held on Saturday, April 15, at the University of Michigan-Flint.

  3. Academics

    Retired Spanish Professor Maria Claudia André Dies

    Dr. Maria Claudia André, who retired from the Hope Spanish faculty in 2020 after serving at the college for 25 years, died on Saturday, April 22, 2023, after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder about a year ago.

  4. Arts

    Hope College Orchestra to Perform on April 26

    The Hope College Orchestra will present its final concert of the school year on Wednesday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

  5. Campus Life

    Hope College to Hold Baccalaureate and Commencement on May 7

    Baccalaureate and Commencement for Hope College’s Class of 2023 are scheduled for Sunday, May 7. Commencement will take place at 3 p.m. at Ray and Sue Smith Stadium, and Baccalaureate at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

  6. Academics

    2023 Celebration Of Undergraduate Research And Creative Activity Photo Gallery

    Original research by students on topics ranging from the accuracy of smartwatches, to the American Indigenous boarding school experience, to sand dune vegetation was highlighted during the annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity at Hope College on Friday, April 14 at the Richard and Helen DeVos Fieldhouse.

  7. Campus Life

    Hope Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients to Deliver Talks on April 29

    The two Hope College graduates selected to receive Distinguished Alumni Awards this year will deliver reflections on their career journeys during presentations on Saturday, April 29, starting at 2 p.m. in the Haworth Hotel in conjunction with the college’s annual Alumni Weekend.

  8. Arts

    Community Members and Choirs to Perform Together on April 15

    Area community members and Hope College choirs will perform together during a concert on Saturday, April 15, at 3 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts that will culminate a day-long choral festival and include a specially commissioned world premiere.

  9. Academics

    Award-Winning Author Sophfronia Scott to Read on April 25

    The NEA Big Read Lakeshore, organized by Hope College, and the Eugene Peterson Center for Christian Imagination, a program of Western Theological Seminary, are collaborating to bring award-winning author Sophfronia Scott to Holland.

  10. Academics

    Address to Discuss “The Electrical Brain: A History of Neuromodulation Therapies”

    Psychiatrist Dr. Louis Nykamp, a 1995 Hope College graduate who is program director for the psychiatry residency and president of the medical staff at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, will present the address “The Electrical Brain: A History of Neuromodulation Therapies” on Tuesday, April 11, at 4 p.m. at Hope in the Schaap Auditorium of the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center through the college’s annual John Shaughnessy Psychology Lecture Series.

  11. Academics

    Students to Present Creative and Research Projects on April 14

    Original research by students on topics ranging from the accuracy of smartwatches, to the American Indigenous boarding school experience, to sand dune vegetation will be highlighted during the annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity at Hope College on Friday, April 14, from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richard and Helen DeVos Fieldhouse.

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