Distinctive Hope: Growing Faith

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”

From the President: Rev. Dennis N. Voskuil, Ph.D.

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.”

Campus Scene

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”

The Topic No One Wants to Talk About. Until Now.

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.”

Serving and Protecting the Garden that is Earth

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”

A Gift with Gratitude for an Unforgettable Act

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”

Hope to the Nth Degree

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.

Honors Aplenty

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.

Distinguished Alumni Awards

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”