Campus Scene

TREES HELP EARN LEED GOLD Organizations seeking LEED certification for their construction projects have many ways to earn it, including by using regional materials. In developing the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center, which recently received LEED Gold certification, Hope integrated a meaningful resource from mere yards away: wood saved from venerable campus elms felled … Continue reading “Campus Scene”

Food for Thought

You recently finished one holiday meal and will soon belly up to another. As you sit down to partake of whatever traditional Christmas menu is yours, put your fork on pause and consider this: How many things does your food affect? Health. Check. Culture. Check. Economies. Check. Arts and science. Check. Dispositions. Check. Your waistline. … Continue reading “Food for Thought”

Always an Anchor of Hope

Nearly a decade ago, Jazmin Martinez was a shy, quiet elementary student in Holland, Michigan, who was nervous about an upcoming choir concert at her school. At the time, Jazmin was receiving tutoring support through the Children’s After School Achievement (CASA) program that meets at Hope. A student mentor from the college offered to help … Continue reading “Always an Anchor of Hope”

Gift of a Lifetime

In a sense, the long and winding road that led to a unique exhibition of contemporary Ethiopian Orthodox Christian art at the college’s Kruizenga Art Museum this fall began at Hope as well. Dr. Neal Sobania ’68, a former director of international education and history professor at Hope who is retired from Pacific Lutheran University, … Continue reading “Gift of a Lifetime”

The Art of Being Human

As artist Megan Constance Altieri ’13 began to dismantle Sonder, her recent award-winning work of art, a myriad of reactions overwhelmed her — melancholy, appreciation, introspection, even laughter. But that was precisely the point of the piece. Sonder was meant to evoke the gamut of emotions, for artist and art-lover alike. For that and her … Continue reading “The Art of Being Human”

Autumn Reflections

by Dr. William Pannapacker We teach because we are not immortal; knowledge must be passed down. We get older, but the students remain the same age. Every fall renews that understanding. I started at Hope College in 2000; newborns from that year are appearing in my classes now. My three daughters have grown up in … Continue reading “Autumn Reflections”

A Legacy Reflected in Lives Touched

Treasured mentors, beloved friends and colleagues, dedicated to students, the seven current and retired faculty and staff remembered here together reached thousands across a third of the college’s history. Only a portion of each person’s life is shared here.More about all seven is available online. Dr. Jonathan Hagood, who was associate dean for teaching and … Continue reading “A Legacy Reflected in Lives Touched”

Closing Look: Photo Op

As Hope celebrated the Advent season in 2017, students enjoyed a visit from St. Nicholas, the fourth-century bishop who was the historical antecedent of Santa Claus. President Dennis Voskuil personified the venerated saint for the occasion, adding a colorful, memorable and appreciated touch to the festive gathering. Merry Christmas!