Students on Hope’s spring-break immersion trip to New Orleans work the land at a local schoolyard program that seeks to improve area wellbeing by integrating hands-on organic gardening and seasonal cooking into the curriculum. The trips — 15 this year, around the country and abroad — likewise nurture their 200 Hope participants. Coordinated by Campus … Continue reading “Distinctive Hope: Growing Faith”
Dear Friends, The cover story for this issue of News From Hope College focuses on sustainability — a fitting theme for a month that includes the celebration of Earth Day. We often think of sustainability in terms of caring for God’s creation, and rightly so, for Psalm 24:1-2 tells us, “The earth is the Lord’s, … Continue reading “From the President: Rev. Dennis N. Voskuil, Ph.D.”
Quote, unquote is an eclectic sampling of things said at and about Hope College.
Graduation Will be May 6 The college’s 153rd Commencement, celebrating the graduating Class of 2018, will be held on Sunday, May 6, 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. The Commencement speaker will be Dr. … Continue reading “Campus Scene”
Commitment to educating students in the context of the historic Christian faith has been a central part of the Hope identity since the college’s founding more than 150 years ago. At the same time, Hope makes a point of being invitational rather than prescriptive when it comes to sharing that faith with the students in … Continue reading “New Center Headlines Faith Formation Initiative”
Q&A with Sara Dorer Reports by multiple well-known female celebrities. The trial and conviction of Dr. Larry Nassar. The revocation this past fall of the 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter. High-profile news has made sexual assault a national conversation, building awareness of the problem, empowering victims, and turning a spotlight on organizations and how they respond. … Continue reading “The Topic No One Wants to Talk About. Until Now.”
The Hope College campus buzzes with energy expended, resources in use. Students learning and living. Staff and faculty providing services, teaching classes, doing research. Classrooms, dining halls, housing and offices. All that energy, all those resources support the college mission of educating students for lives of leadership and service. But the activity reflects another calling, … Continue reading “Serving and Protecting the Garden that is Earth”
While every path to teaching at Hope is unique, among the college’s dedicated faculty there are also at least two traits that are omnipresent: a love of a discipline, and a passion for inspiring and mentoring new generations. This year’s three retiring professors are no exception. One flew above the skies of Europe and honed … Continue reading “A Fond Farewell to Faculty Retirees”
Search for Dr. Latif Jiji’s name online, and you’ll find articles in publications like The New Yorker and the Washington Post about his unique role as owner, with his wife Vera, of Manhattan’s only vineyard — in the couple’s 15-foot by 45-foot backyard. You’ll find information about the respected texts that he wrote during his … Continue reading “A Gift with Gratitude for an Unforgettable Act”
What does a liberal arts education look like? What does a liberal arts education at Hope look like? There are 3,150 students at the college this year and just as many ways to answer those questions.
What follows are the stories of three of those students and one recent graduate, scholars with active minds who have made the most of the opportunity that they have found at Hope to explore varied interests deeply with the world around them in mind.
The Flying Dutch have become just the seventh NCAA Division III women’s basketball team to reach 800 all-time wins (824 through the end of the season). Although outside competition in women’s basketball at Hope began during 1904-05, the NCAA tally starts with the team’s varsity debut during 1972-73. The achievement includes 1,132 games, two national … Continue reading “Women’s Basketball: 824 and Counting”
Awards and recognition received by Hope faculty and staff across recent months (July – January) reflect the campus-wide breadth and strength of scholarship and professional involvement.
The Hope College Alumni Association will honor two alumnae during the annual Alumni Banquet on Saturday, April 28. The association will present Distinguished Alumni Awards to Meredith Arwady ’00 Kahrl, an acclaimed contralto based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, who has performed with opera companies and symphonies around the world, and award-winning author Lynn Davis ’71 Austin … Continue reading “Distinguished Alumni Awards”
The Class of 1970 pours from Dimnent Memorial Chapel following Baccalaureate. Through the years some particulars have changed — Baccalaureate and Commencement were on consecutive days instead of the same day until 1974, and larger classes prompted Hope to begin holding two Baccalaureates in 1993 — but the essence has not. In 2018 as in … Continue reading “Window to Hope’s History: Through these Doors”
The nationally acclaimed Department of Dance provides students with numerous opportunities across the year to take the stage. For the program’s major March concert, Dance 44 (as in, the 44th year), seven guest and faculty choreographers were challenged with this specific charge: Research a visual artist, select a work or series of works, and from … Continue reading “Closing Look: A Gallery of Artists”