Campus Scene

BACCALAUREATE AND COMMENCEMENT WILL BE SUNDAY, MAY 7 The college’s 152nd Commencement, celebrating the graduating Class of 2017, will be held on Sunday, May 7, 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. Approximately 750 graduating … Continue reading “Campus Scene”

Sport and Religion

In America — with its foundational tenet of religious freedom and expression and with its fanatical devotion to sport participation and consumption — a prominent and perplexing marriage weds fierce competition and sincere faith on our playing fields, televisions, and newsfeeds. In kneeling Tim Tebow and post-game-midfield prayers, in evangelistic Athletes in Action and in … Continue reading “Sport and Religion”

Boerigter Institute

A new, college-wide initiative at Hope, the Boerigter Institute, will help ensure that every student is robustly prepared for career success and professional growth. This significant effort is made possible by a major gift from SoundOff Signal in honor of Founder and Chairman George Boerigter ’61 and his wife, Sibilla. A task force of Hope … Continue reading “Boerigter Institute”

Concert Series Offers More than Entertainment

The student-organized Hope College Concert Series books leading-edge performers (with credits ranging from Coachella to NPR to performing with Elton John) who electrify their audiences—and what happens on stage is only the beginning. Its heart lies in post-show “talk-backs,” master classes, meals with the artists and their crews, and meaningful exploration with them and together … Continue reading “Concert Series Offers More than Entertainment”

King of Diamonds

In the time it takes you to read this — just the word “this” — DJ Reyburn ’99 will make up his mind. In fact, in the time it takes you to read this — “this” now being this entire story — DJ Reyburn will make at least another 50 decisions. Ball, strike. Fair, foul. … Continue reading “King of Diamonds”

The Heart of Hope

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Hope’s faculty make a tremendous difference. Talk to any alum, no matter the era, and he or she will share stories of a mentor — and usually many — whose enthusiasm, guidance and personal interest, running in tandem of course with their scholarly expertise, were transformative. The eight faculty … Continue reading “The Heart of Hope”

Rising Star: Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren

Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren of the psychology faculty has been named a Rising Star in research by the Association for Psychological Science, a recognition most often bestowed on scholars at institutions with graduate-level programs. The Rising Star designation recognizes outstanding scientists in the earliest stages of their research career post-Ph.D. whose innovative work has already … Continue reading “Rising Star: Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren”

Closing Look: Brain Day

A young visitor to campus makes ready to use the power of his mind, transmitted via electrodes, to move another person’s arm. The experience was among several presented by Hope students, faculty and others on Saturday, March 11, for kindergarteners through 12th graders for National Brain Awareness Week. Did the event help inspire the next … Continue reading “Closing Look: Brain Day”