Distinctive Hope: Teamwork

Build a car from the ground up, adhere to a manual filled with exacting technical specifications, put the vehicle through a series of grueling road tests and present a business plan for putting the car into production (hypothetically). The international Formula SAE Lincoln 2018 competition in Nebraska hosted 80 entries from throughout the United States,… Continue Reading →

Quote, Unquote: Commencement 2018

As she delivered her Commencement address to the graduating Class of 2018 on May 6, Dr. Temple Smith, assistant professor of sociology, explained that she had considered a variety of approaches for framing her remarks. Front-running possibilities had included exploring The Game of Life board game, the words of Oprah Winfrey and the collected wisdom… Continue Reading →

Campus Scene

NEW TRUSTEES NAMED The Hope College Board of Trustees appointed two new members during its May meeting. Dr. Virginia Beard Rev. Grace Olson ’10 Claus Newly elected to serve four-year terms on the board are Dr. Virginia Beard of Holland, Michigan, and the Rev. Grace Olson ’10 Claus of Lake Forest Park, Washington. Trustees concluding… Continue Reading →

The Nation’s Best

Being named the best in the nation? That’s a great day on its own. Receiving multiple honors that affirm a distinctive quality of the college’s Department of Theatre and celebrate the efforts of students and alumni together? It doesn’t get any better. Every theatre production is a team effort, but The Line Between was doubly… Continue Reading →

Genius Born of Necessity: Unique Team-Up Earns Dance Acclaim

Creative thinking and collaboration were the answers to an unfortunate overlap in scheduling between this year’s Dance 44 concert and the American College Dance Association’s East-Central regional conference. The conflicting circumstance caused senior dancers Emily Mejicano-Gormley and Nia Stringfellow to combine their previously performed solo works, “Memory” by Mejicano-Gormley and “The Will” by Stringfellow, into… Continue Reading →

Champions on Ice

If you want to know all about the Hope College hockey program’s past history, current state or future hopes, you really only have to talk to one person. Just one conversation with one guy is all you need to find out the team’s passage from its humble, eclectically skilled beginnings in 1996 to winning the… Continue Reading →

A Journey through Hope

It could be the way that the light plays across a glass façade or an unexpected perspective on a staircase, but it is distinctly Bruce McCombs’ style and subject matter. Mesmerizing movement of light, reflections and shadows created on surfaces continue to capture his imagination. Cities, small or large, and diverse architectural elements within have… Continue Reading →

Generation Spark

To really wrap your mind around the work of Generation Spark, you first need to get a handle on the nones and the dones. Let’s start with the “nones,” a term used in the media as a shorthand way to talk about those who identify themselves on surveys and polls as having no religious affiliation.… Continue Reading →

Breadth of Excellence: Honors for Faculty and Staff

Dr. Llena Durante ’00 Chavis, assistant professor of social work, received the Grand Valley State University School of Social Work’s MSW Distinguished Alumni Award for 2017-18. She completed her MSW at GVSU in 2002. Nicole Flinn ’97, associate professor of dance, won the 2018 Touchstone Award for Dance Teacher of the Year from the Michigan… Continue Reading →

A Call to Duty

“Where were you, what were you doing on 9/11?” That question, now asked annually every September since 2001, leads to an answer that has two-sided significance: It reminds us of our nation’s history and makes us recall our own. “Where exactly were you, what exactly were you doing when planes crashed in New York City,… Continue Reading →

Four Join Alumni Board

During its May meeting, the Hope College Alumni Association Board of Directors appointed four new members and elected two new officers. The board’s new members are: Chandler Alberda, a junior from Austin, Texas; Lindsay Allward-Theimer ’11 of Atlanta, Georgia; Suzanne Marceny ’82 Caltrider of Mason, Michigan; and Phillip Torrence ’96 of Portage, Michigan. Newly elected… Continue Reading →

Window to Hope’s History: But Not Forgotten

Home is not only a place to live but of belonging. For the past 38 years, Delta Phi Cottage at 118 E. 12th St. provided space for both, not only for the sorority actives in residence but the entire sisterhood. Its tenure has now ended, the building razed this summer to make way for the… Continue Reading →

Closing Look: In Memory

The late Billy Mayer of the art and art history faculty was a passionate advocate for the creation of the Kruizenga Art Museum, so what could be more appropriate than for the museum to host a retrospective of his work? The mixed-media piece shown here, “Wall of Sound,” will travel to another venue and reach… Continue Reading →