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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:

Hope College Presidential Colloquium to debut with expert on Lincoln

Hope College Presidential Colloquium to debut with expert on Lincoln

HOLLAND – Dr. Richard Carwardine, who is an internationally recognized expert on Abraham Lincoln and president of Corpus Christi College of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, will make three presentations at Hope College on Wednesday, Sept. 25, as the first speaker of the college’s new Presidential Colloquium lecture series.

 

Pumpkinfest: 'A New View' photography contest deadline approaching

Pumpkinfest: 'A New View' photography contest deadline approaching

ZEELAND, Mich.- Pumpkinfest is calling all photographers to submit their photos for "A New View" Photography Contest before the September 20 deadline.

Hope College Knickerbocker Film Series Begins September 30

HOLLAND – The Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland will open its fall film series with “Blue Jasmine” on Monday-Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m.

Hope College hosts acclaimed organist for free concert

Hope College hosts acclaimed organist for free concert

HOLLAND –Organist Yun Kyong Kim will visit Hope College Tuesday, September 17 for a special 7:30 p.m. performance at Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

Kim is in great demand as a solo organ recitalist. Concert reviewers have described her as “a splendid keyboard soloist,” (Dayton Daily News) and have said that she “plays with great sensitivity and with great élan,” (The Diapason).

The program will consist of: “Comes Autumn Time,” by Leo Sowerby; “In Memoriam: Titanic, Op. 10 No. 1” and “Elfes, Op. 7 No. 11,” by Joseph Bonnet; “Concert Etude on an Australian Folk Tune,” by Robert Ampt; “Clair de lune (Suite II, Op. 53, No. 5)” and “Les Cloches de Hinckley (Suite IV, Op. 55, No. 6)” from “Pièces de Fantaisie,” by Louis Vierne; and “Conversations,” “Fast Dance,” “Nocturne” and “Finale” from “Fiesta!,” by Iain Farrington.