Hope College News

2019 Dec

  1. Campus Life

    President's Christmas Tree Lighting 2019

    President Matt and Sarah Scogin invited students to join them outside their home on Monday, Dec. 2 for the Lighting of the Tree and Christmas carols. Followed by a walk to the Bultman Center to enjoy more music, treats and cookie decorating.

  2. Academics

    Students and Faculty Present Research During Annual Watershed Meeting

    Multiple student and faculty researchers from Hope whose work has focused on the area’s environmental health presented reports during the 2019 annual meeting of the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council’s Macatawa Watershed Project, held on Thursday, Dec. 5, at Holland City Hall.

  3. campus-life

    Preparing for Exams…What is it Like?


    By: Andie Alsgaard Everyone approaches Exam Week a little differently in college. It depends on where you like to study, how you like to study and what you’re doing for your final grade. As a STEM major, specifically an engineer, I rarely write papers. Instead, I’m studying for final exams. Exam Week is a unique […]

  4. Academics

    Student Wins Travel and Research-Poster Awards

    Hope College sophomore Paulina Kozan of Harwood Heights, Illinois, received recognition both before and during this year’s Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), held in Anaheim, California, on Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 13-16.

2019 Nov

  1. Athletics

    Meg Morehouse embracing playing for father at Hope

    Holland Sentinel

    Meg Morehouse grew up on the court at DeVos Fieldhouse, supporting her father, women’s basketball coach Brian Morehouse. Today, Meg is a freshman on the Hope team, getting the chance to play for her father at the college level.

  2. campus-life

    The Good that Grows from Gratitude


    Over 20 centuries ago, the great Roman statesman Cicero uttered a now-popular maxim: “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” It is a saying that is still relevant today. Dr. Charlotte VanOyen-Witvliet, professor of psychology, chair of the department, and a researcher of embodied virtue (e.g., forgiveness, gratitude, […]

  3. Academics

    Embodied: Deconstructing Forgiveness

    WUNC 91.5

    In this North Carolina Public Radio program, host Anita Rao examines forgiveness — how to do it, and how the act may impact your health — with Hope College psychology professor Dr. Charlotte vanOyen-Witvliet, behavioral economist Dr. Dan Ariely and minister Reverend Irene Monroe.

  4. Campus Life

    #Gratitude and Hope

    A message from Matt and Sarah Scogin, president and first lady of Hope College: "November is here, and Thanksgiving is upon us. We are so thankful for the way Hope College has transformed our lives, and we would like to hear from you too! Which person, program or experience at Hope College are you most thankful for? #GratitudeAndHope #ThankfulThursday

  5. campus-life

    Seven Generations of Hope


    Jim and Barbara Neevel shared their love for Hope, the reasons why they give and their generational connections to the college in a recent visit. Here’s their story: After twenty years in ministry, the congregation of New Hackensack Reformed Church in Wappingers Falls, New York wanted to find a way to honor Jim Neevel’s service. […]

  6. Campus Life

    Speaker To Explore Why Identity Politics Are Contentious

    Dr. Molly Brigid McGrath of the Assumption College faculty will present the address “The Authority of the Sacred Victim: Why Our Identity Politics Are So Contentious” on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. at Hope College in Winants Auditorium in Graves Hall.

  7. Academics

    Fred Johnson III to Receive DAR Medal of Honor

    The Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Holland, Michigan, is proud to announce that Dr. Fred L. Johnson III, associate professor of history at Hope College, will be presented with the DAR Medal of Honor. Dr. Johnson was nominated by the Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton Chapter for this honor, which is the most prestigious award that the DAR presents.

  8. campus-life

    Alumni Spotlight – Andrew Borror: Theology of Physical Fitness


    After graduating from Hope in 2015, I decided to pursue a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of North Carolina (UNC) in Chapel Hill. During my time at UNC, I became increasingly curious about the bigger questions behind my discipline: What is health? To what extent should we pursue it through exercise? I […]

  9. Campus Life

    2019 Black Excellence Dinner Photo Gallery

    On Friday, November 8, 2019 the Hope College Black Student Union celebrated the achievements and value of black faculty, staff and students, both past and present, at the annual Black Excellence Dinner. The campus-wide event honored Dr. Samara Gibson '05, Dr. Matthew Wixson '08 and associate provost Dr. Gerald Griffin.

  10. campus-life

    Learning to Live with Uncertainty


    The people who know me know that I like to have everything planned out far in advance. Four year planning is one of my favorite things to do, and last minute planning stresses me out. Not knowing what’s going on stresses me out. However, I, along with everyone from my program and 18 million Chileans, […]

  11. Campus Life

    Images 2019 Photos

    A sampling of cultural heritage from around the world was featured during Hope College’s “IMAGES: A Reflection of Cultures” showcase on Saturday, Nov. 9. The international showcase featured an array of skits, dance, song and other clips of culture and language. More than 60 students participated from several countries.

  12. Campus Life

    “One Night Only” Film Series Featuring Barbara Stanwyck Begins Nov. 25

    The Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre will show four films featuring Barbara Stanwyck during its “One Night Only” series every Monday from Nov. 25 to Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. The series will screen “Stella Dallas,” “Ball of Fire,” “Double Indemnity” and “Christmas in Connecticut.”

  13. Campus Life

    “Last Lecture” on Nov. 11 to Explore “Adventure, Purpose, Service”

    Dale Austin, who is associate dean with the Boerigter Center for Calling and Career at Hope College, will present the address “Off the Record: Adventure, Purpose, Service” on Monday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall through the “Last Lecture Series” organized by the college’s chapter of the national Mortar Board honorary society.

  14. Campus Life

    Nykerk 2019 Photo Gallery

    The Even Year Class of 2022 won the 2019 Nykerk competition. One of Hope College's longest-running traditions, freshmen and sophomore women compete in three different arenas: song, play and oration. Junior and senior coaches arrange the music, write the plays and guide the orators as they craft seven-minute monologues.

  15. Academics

    Sneering At The Yokels In The Age Of Trump

    The American Conservative

    Dr. Jeff Polet, professor of political science, challenges writers and pundits who “who have contempt for places that don’t keep up with the times.” When coming to our parts of the country, he writes, reporters should consider “walking in our work shoes rather than mocking us.”

  16. Arts

    Hope College Jazz Combos to Perform on Nov. 19

    A pair of jazz combos at Hope College will perform in concert on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

  17. Admissions

    Anxious About College? There’s Hope

    Greenwich Sentinel

    Writing about the college search process, Rev. Dr. Nathan Hart 'XX says, "There is hope!" Prospective students and families are realizing that success is ultimately unfulfilling if it is not accompanied by authentic connection and meaningful mission. For those students, a place like Hope College is the perfect fit.

  18. Academics

    Big Read Author Julia Alvarez to Deliver Keynote Address on Nov. 12

    Award-winning author Julia Alvarez, whose books are the focus of this year’s NEA Big Read Lakeshore, will deliver the event’s keynote address on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. at Hope College in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

  19. Arts

    Christmas Vespers Tickets to Be Sold Beginning Nov. 11

    Tickets for the popular annual Hope College Christmas Vespers services, a 79-year tradition, will be sold to the public beginning on Monday, Nov. 11, at the Events and Conferences Office in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center.

  20. Athletics

    Seven Men’s Soccer Players Earn All-MIAA Honors

    The Hope College men’s soccer trio of midfielder Isaac Braak, midfielder Ryan Flynn and defender Jordan Hooker have claimed All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association First Team honors for the 2019 season.

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