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Hope College Model United Nations Scheduled for March 10-11

Hope College will host its 39th annual Model United Nations conference for high school students on Thursday and Friday, March 10-11.

More than 700 students and faculty from the greater Midwest will compete in the various simulations, making the event the largest Model United Nations conference in Michigan.

Acting as delegates from the 192 member nations of the United Nations in two General Assemblies, eight Security Councils, an International Court of Justice (ICJ), and an Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the students will be faced with issues pertaining to the current international affairs.

Issues that will be included in this year’s conference include endangered species and the loss of biodiversity, the international drug trade, global currency, the Internet and human rights, global vaccinations, and the human rights of migrants.

The purpose of Model United Nations is to give high school students an opportunity to take on the roles of profession

Hope College Symphonette to Perform on March 11

Hope College Symphonette to Perform on March 11

News Release:

HOLLAND – The Hope College Symphonette will be presenting a preview concert on Friday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel before the group embarks on its annual spring tour the following week.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

The Symphonette tours annually during spring break. During the spring tour the Symphonette will be playing in Flint; Solon, Ohio; Rochester, N.Y.; Albany, N.Y.; and Concord, Mass. The March 11 concert will feature a sampling of the tour program, which will include works by Bizet, Faure, Liadow, Telemann, Bach, Barber and Smetana.

The Symphonette will also highlight several graduating seniors as soloists accompanied by the Symphonette in a movement of a concerto.

“Sundays at 2” Series to Feature Faculty Trio on March 13 at Hope College

“Sundays at 2” Series to Feature Faculty Trio on March 13 at Hope College

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HOLLAND – The “Sundays at 2” recital series coordinated by the department of music at Hope College will feature clarinetist Joel Schekman, violist Barb Corbató and pianist Adam Clark on Sunday, March 13, at 2 p.m. in Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

The faculty trio will be performing “Selection from 8 Pieces for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, Op. 83,” by Bruch; “Passacaglia for Viola and Piano,” by Rebecca Clarke; “Petite Piece for Clarinet and Piano,” by Debussy; and the “Kegelstatt” trio, by Mozart.

Barbara Corbató is viola instructor at Hope and Calvin colleges, and the assistant principal viola of the Grand Rapids Symphony, where she has performed since 1990. In addition, she is an active chamber musician, performing with the Perugino String Quartet.

ZPS - Merit Exam alters high school schedule

ZPS - Merit Exam alters high school schedule

From: http://www.zps.org/

Zeeland juniors will be taking the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) March 1, 2, and 3. State guidelines for administering the test are very strict and require that juniors not be interrupted in any way during testing. Therefore, the class schedule for Zeeland East and West is altered:

  • March 1 - Juniors only, testing 7:30 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m.; NO SCHOOL for freshmen, sophomores and seniors; seniors only attend AM & PM Careerline Tech Center (CTC)
  • March 2 - Juniors testing 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; freshmen and sophomores report to assembly at 7:30 a.m. in auditorium followed by assigned rooms; hours 1, 2 and 3 begin at 10:50 a.m. for all students; Seniors attend AM CTC only
  • March 3 - Juniors testing 7:30 a.m.

Great Performance Series to Feature Circo Aereo Feb. 25 and 26

Great Performance Series to Feature Circo Aereo Feb. 25 and 26

HOLLAND, Mich. - The Hope College Great Performance Series will feature Circo Aereo on Friday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 26, at 1 p.m. in the DeWitt Center studio theatre.

The "Le Monde" newspaper of France has said that Circo Aereo's "intelligence and skill ensure that the stage is filled with magical cameos - half circus, half cabaret."

Circo Aereo is an international contemporary circus group from Finland.

Guitarist David Burgess to Perform at the Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre

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HOLLAND – Guest artist David Burgess will perform Brazilian solo guitar music on Tuesday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

The “New York Times” has described Burgess as “technically in control and interpretively most persuasive.”

First-prize winner in the Andrés Segovia Fellowship Competition in New York City, Burgess has also won top honors in the Ponce International Competition in Mexico City, the Guitar ’81 Competition in Toronto and the 31st International Music Competition in Munich.

The program will include music by Brazilian guitarists Garoto (1915-55), who performed throughout the world with Carmen Mirance, and became a favorite performer of Duke Ellington and Art Tatem; Raphael Rabello (1962-95); Yamandu Coasta (b.

Dance 37 Runs March 4-5, 10-12 at Knickerbocker Theatre

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HOLLAND – Hope College’s annual major dance concert, Dance 37, will open on Friday, March 4, followed by performances on Saturday, March 5, and Thursday through Saturday, March 10-12.  All performances start at 8 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

The concert includes a diverse group of works choreographed by Hope College’s dance faculty, including Amanda Smith-Heynen, Angie Yetzke, Matthew Thornton and Steven Iannacone.  The performance will also feature additional pieces created by guest artists including Eddie Stockton, Anne Rene´ Petrarca, and Dolores Sanchez.

“Inspirit,” choreographed by Amanda Smith Heynen, is a ballet on pointe.