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2024 May

  1. Academics

    Kary Bosma Named Co-Director of Hope-Western Prison Education Program

    After a nationwide search, Kary Bosma has been named co-director of the Hope-Western Prison Education Program operated by Hope College and Western Theological Seminary to provide a Christian liberal arts education to incarcerated men at Muskegon Correctional Facility.

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    May 16-18 “Milestone Weekend” to Feature Multiple Presentations Open to All

    The new Milestone Weekend at Hope College will provide an opportunity to experience talks by alumni and faculty on topics ranging from mountain climbing around the world, to human services in South Africa, to brain-regeneration research at Hope, as well as campus tours and updates about the college.

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    Retired German Professor Sander de Haan Dies

    Dr. Sander de Haan, who retired from Hope as a professor of German and Dutch in 2018 after nearly 40 years on the faculty, died on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 78.

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    Baccalaureate and Commencement 2024 Photo Gallery

    Approximately 680 graduating seniors participated in the ceremony, held on Sunday, May 5 at Ray and Sue Smith Stadium. The class consisted of students from across the United States and around the world.

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    Spring Fling 2024 Photo Gallery

    The final day of classes for the spring semester was celebrated with a variety of activities in the Pine Grove

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    Hope College 2024 Commencement Address

    “It is Finished” By Rev. Shomari Tate Chaplain of Discipleship at Hope College Sunday, May 5, 2024 Ray and Sue Smith Stadium Holland, Michigan

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    Speakers Share Lessons of Faith with Hope Graduating Class

    With Hope College’s Commencement marking both an ending and a beginning for the Class of 2024, featured speaker the Rev. Shomari Tate reflected on four lessons revealed by Christ’s life, sacrificial death and the transformational beginning that Jesus made possible.

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    2024 Baccalaureate Address

    “I’ve got this! … No you don’t” By Dr. Vicki-Lynn Holmes, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Education at Hope College Sunday, May 5, 2024 Dimnent Memorial Chapel Holland, Michigan

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    Wood TV8

    A West Ottawa High School senior will be the first in her family to graduate high school. Salazar plans to major in political science and minor in religious studies at Hope.

2024 Apr

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    Staff Retirees Devote More Than 250 Years Helping Make Hope

    Representing departments across the college, the 12 staff members retiring this year have devoted a combined 250 years-plus to doing the essential work of keeping Hope running — the computers and vehicles, the offices and programs — and the campus a welcoming, safe, clean and even homelike place for students, faculty, staff and visitors.

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    Kraai, a retired West Ottawa Public Schools educator, was the inspiration for the $11 million ice rink expected to open in 2025.

  3. Athletics

    Christianity Today

    Tim Schoonveld, the athletic director at Hope College, has 550 student athletes, and he estimates 15 of them have some kind of NIL deal.

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    13 On Your Side

    Hope College two-sport athlete Derik Smith has been selected to announce a Denver Broncos Day 3 pick on Saturday April 27. The junior Dutchmen runs track and plays football at Hope.

  5. Academics

    2024 Celebration Of Undergraduate Research And Creative Activity Photo Gallery

    Original research by Hope students on topics ranging from the health benefits of exposure to natural light, to the science of coffee roasting and brewing, to personal space was highlighted during the college’s annual A. Paul and Carol C. Schaap Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity on Friday, April 12 at the Richard and Helen DeVos Fieldhouse.

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    Hope College to Hold Baccalaureate and Commencement on May 5

    Baccalaureate and Commencement for 鶹Ƶվ’s Class of 2024 are scheduled for Sunday, May 5. Commencement will take place at 3 p.m. at Ray and Sue Smith Stadium, and Baccalaureate at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

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    Anchors of Hope: Honoring Hope’s Eight Newest Faculty Retirees

    The words penned by the Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte when establishing the Pioneer School from which Hope grew are among the college’s most foundational: education as an “anchor of hope” for the future. Through all the decades since, that promise has been shepherded by generations of faculty mentors who have not only been at Hope, but in a real sense have been and are Hope. Across campus — in the classroom, in the laboratory, on the stage, on the playing field and in countless ways between and beyond — for a combined 205 years, the eight faculty retirees honored here have embodied and helped realize the vision of transforming tomorrow by shaping young lives today.

  8. Arts

    Hope College Choirs to Present “Songs for Peace” Concert on April 20

    鶹Ƶվ Chapel Choir, College Chorus and SPERA vocal ensembles will perform both separately and together during their final concert of the school year, presenting a program with the theme “Songs for Peace” on Saturday, April 20, at 3 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

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    Hope Presenting Staged Reading of “Young Americans” on April 16

    In celebration of Asian, Asian-American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Month, the Hope College Many Voices Project will present a staged reading of “Young Americans” by Lauren Yee on Tuesday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Schaap Auditorium of the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center.

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    Hope College TRIO Upward Bound Celebrating 55 Years of Transforming Lives

    Hope College TRIO Upward Bound is the longest-running Upward Bound program at a private college in the country. Its 55th Anniversary Gala: Living Legacies on April 12, however, will not be about longevity but instead will focus on the thousands of lives that have been transformed.

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    Saint Benedict Institute to Host Talk on the Family of Jesus Christ

    The Saint Benedict Institute will host Dr. Jack Mulder of the Hope College philosophy faculty for a talk titled “Was Jesus an Only Child? A Biblical and Philosophical Exploration” on Wednesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. at 鶹Ƶվ in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

  12. Academics

    Nineteen Students to Present Research at National Conference

    A total of 19 Hope College students will be presenting their collaborative faculty-student research during this year’s National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), being held on Monday-Wednesday, April 8-10, in Long Beach, California.

  13. Academics

    The Conversation

    Kendra Thomas, associate professor of psychology, discusses her research studies on how people perceive hope and justice.

  14. Arts


    What is the next generation looking for in congregational worship? Is it possible for multigenerational worship to foster belonging for all? Join us to hear Alex Cross from Christ Memorial Church and Dr. Jim DeBoer from Hope College's Awakening summer program unpack the trends and desires they see in high school worship leaders today.

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