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Hope College Last Lecture Series: 'Grace and Beauty, Death and Life'

Hope College Last Lecture Series: 'Grace and Beauty, Death and Life'

HOLLAND, Mich. – Dr. Virginia Beard, associate professor of political science at Hope College, will present “Grace and Beauty, Death and Life—Now and Yet to Be” on Monday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m.

The program is part of the “Last Lecture Series” organized by the college’s Alcor chapter of the National Mortar Board Honorary Society.  Admission is free to the event, which will take place in the Maas Center auditorium.

Beard has been a member of the Hope faculty since 2007.  Her areas of specialization are comparative politics, focused on Africa, as well as public policy. Her research interests are in the areas African political development; democratization; conflict and stability; land rights in Africa; the role of institutions in political development; identity politics with a focus on gender, religion and ethnicity; public policy in political development; homelessness policy; and public policy and poverty.

Hope College to break ground on musical arts center October 23

Hope College to break ground on musical arts center October 23
 

HOLLAND – Hope College will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts on Wednesday, October 23, at 4 p.m.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The 64,000-square-foot Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts will include two performance venues, classrooms, practice rooms, faculty studios and office space for the department of music.  The facility is being named in honor of Jack H.

Examining the future of Christian liberal arts colleges

Examining the future of Christian liberal arts colleges

HOLLAND, Mich.– Dr. Mark Noll of the University of Notre Dame will present the address “Is There a Future for a Christian Liberal Arts College—A Historical Perspective” at Hope College on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

 

The public is invited to the event, which starts at 3 p.m. in Winants Auditorium, located in Graves Hall. Admission is free. 

Noll is the Francis A.

American Red Cross is out for blood

American Red Cross is out for blood

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—It’s Halloween time, and the American Red Cross is out for blood. 

This month, the organization is partnering up with the Grand Rapids Ballet to offer donors a buy one, get one free coupon to the company’s performance of “Dracula.”

“Much like Dracula needed blood to stay alive, thousands of hospital patients also need this precious resource to survive,” said Todd Kulman, communications program manager with the Great Lakes Blood Services Region. 

This year’s production of Dracula returns with a newly orchestrated score and updated scenery and projections.

The American Red Cross will be holding blood drives at the following locations:

Presidential inauguration highlights Hope College homecoming

Presidential inauguration highlights Hope College homecoming

HOLLAND – Hope College’s 12th presidential inauguration will headline a busy homecoming weekend filled with community activities October 4 through October 6.

In addition to featuring the inauguration of Dr. John C. Knapp as president, the weekend will include art events, athletic contests, alumni events for every class from 1988 through 2013, a 5K run and a 50K bike ride, a picnic, a wide range of affinity gatherings and a worship service.  The weekend is expected to bring many to campus.

Area residents and those arriving early can attend a concert by the college’s Symphonette on Thursday, October 3, at 8 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.  Admission is free.

Two Hope College students excel in national poetry competition

Two Hope College students excel in national poetry competition

HOLLAND – Two Hope College students have been named semi-finalists in poetry in the national Norman Mailer High School and College Writing Awards competition.

Senior Alex Mouw of Holland and junior Lindsay Timmerman of Hamilton are among only 20 students from colleges and universities around the country recognized in the Four-Year College Poetry category.  The only other institution to have as many honorees in the category was Yale University.

West Michigan's own Iron Chef competition unfolds September 24

West Michigan's own Iron Chef competition unfolds September 24

You don’t have to switch your TV to the Food Network tonight to catch an Iron Chef competition.

Eight teams of student chefs will try to out-cook one another Tuesday, September 24 during the 2013 Cascade Iron Chef competition.   Chefs from the Grand Rapids Community College Secchia Institute for Culinary Education will prepare gourmet cuisine using the "secret ingredient" for a chance to take home the iron skillet award and a college scholarship.  WZZM 13’s Valerie Lego will emcee the competition, which will be judged by a panel of local celebrities.  The judging panel includes: