Distinctive Hope: Precision Work

The device itself is interesting. A new addition to the college’s chemical engineering laboratory experiments, the packed column separator allows students to conduct experiments measuring flow of liquids and gases. It’s the source, though, that’s the real story. It was developed and built by a team of students in Hope’s Senior Design engineering course, the… Continue Reading →

Quote, Unquote: Commencement 2017

Photo by Steven Herppich Enduring wisdom comes from many sources, and as the members of the graduating Class of 2017 prepared to cross the stage at Ray and Sue Smith Stadium during the college’s 152nd Commencement on Sunday, May 7, they were encouraged to remember a children’s Sunday school song. And also to sing it.… Continue Reading →

Campus Scene

CADY SHORT-THOMPSON APPOINTED PROVOST Dr. Cady Short-Thompson. Photo by Dottie Stover. Dr. Cady Short-Thompson, who was dean of Blue Ash College of the University of Cincinnati system since 2010, has become provost at Hope. Selected through a nationwide search, she began in her new role at Hope on August 1. She has also been appointed… Continue Reading →

Presidential Transition

John C. Knapp Leaves Hope to Lead Washington & Jefferson College As noted by Interim President Dennis Voskuil, John C. Knapp has left his position as president at Hope to lead Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania. Washington & Jefferson College announced Knapp’s appointment on Friday, April 21. Invited by Washington & Jefferson College… Continue Reading →

Made for Students: Student Center Ready to Debut

The Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center, now open, is a home away from home, a place to gather or take a break, at the center of campus. Designed as the students’ family room on campus, the lounge features comfortable seating, a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of the Pine Grove and Van… Continue Reading →

How on Earth?

Challenging Borders for the Good of Hope in the World By Eva Dean Folkert ’83 To look at the Earth from above, as a bird sees it or from an astronaut’s stratospheric view, is to see a gloriously blue-green-white sphere as one splendid whole. Rivers and mountains cross expanses unabated; oceans flow uninhibitedly from one… Continue Reading →

Awakening a Deeper Faith

Sixteen-year-old Sydney Mycroft expresses her Christian faith through playing the drums with a praise team at her home church in Orlando, Florida. But Sydney learned far more than how to improve her musical skills during the recent Awakening summer institute at Hope College. She gained a deeper understanding of her faith and developed skills for… Continue Reading →

Role Reversal

In Dr. Kenneth Brown’s analytical chemistry laboratory, details are amenable obsessions. Precise measurements, exact reaction times, specific compound properties, meticulous journal notes — it all requires a special law and order of the chemical kind. While the terms bantered about in Schaap Science Center lab 2116A would make any layperson’s head spin with their particular… Continue Reading →

Something in the Water

Two of Michigan’s best-known breweries — New Holland and Founders — are celebrating their 20th anniversaries this year, but that isn’t all they have in common. They both brew high-quality, unique beer. They’re both known, at least in part, for their bourbon barrel-aged stouts (Dragon’s Milk and KBS, respectively). And they were both founded by… Continue Reading →

Into Africa

The destinations themselves are memorable, but it’s the focus and sense of family that make the Alumni Travel Program magical. Always led or co-led by a faculty member with expertise in the region, the tours are not simply sight-seeing expeditions but educational opportunities with a global emphasis, reflecting the college’s ongoing commitment not only to… Continue Reading →

National Caliber: Two National Champions

Hope College welcomed two more national champions to the fold this spring as track & field runner Erin Herrmann and golfer Josh Gibson both claimed NCAA Division III titles in their respective events. Photo by Allen Tedder Herrmann, a senior from Wheaton, Illinois, won the 3,000-meter steeplechase on May 27 in Geneva, Ohio, with a… Continue Reading →

New Perspective Old Testament

Book cover illustration, Zoe Chante I, 1993 (tempera on wood), Hugo, Marie (Contemporary Artist) / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images So, who was the Medium at Endor, and why might that matter? Those familiar with the Star Wars films might be forgiven for guessing she’s a bit player from the forest moon inhabited by the… Continue Reading →

Closing Look: The Way of Tea

Hope shared a unique opportunity to observe the Japanese Tea Ceremony on June 8 during a return visit by Ikuko Okada of Kawasaki, Japan, who attended the college in 1975-76 and during May Terms in 2006 and this spring. She has been trained and licensed in the centuries-long tradition by the Urasenke International Association of… Continue Reading →