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Speaker to Discuss Radiation Dosage in CT Scanning

HOLLAND – Dr. Cynthia H. McCollough of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., will present the address “Radiation Dose from CT Scanning: What You Need to Know” on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m.

Hope College Homecoming Celebration Runs Oct. 22-24

HOLLAND – A variety of activities have been scheduled for the annual Homecoming Weekend at Hope College, running Friday-Sunday, Oct. 22-24.

Highlights include the return of the long-running Run-Walk, the 100-year celebration of the Delta Phi sorority, the presentation of a Young Alumni Award during the Homecoming Celebration Brunch, a tailgate picnic for alumni, and reunions for the classes of 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2005.  The weekend is expected to bring hundreds of alumni back to campus.

Many of the Homecoming events are open to the public.

Author and educational consultant Sheila Tobias will present the address “Teachers’ Authority vs. Teacher Accountability:  Must We Choose?” on Friday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. in the Maas Center auditorium as the 2010 Gentile Interdisciplinary Lecture.  Admission is free.
The Hope College Faculty Jazz Group with Edye Evans-Hyde will perform on Friday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m.

Holland Farmers Market announces results of The Carve III


A total of 26 student carvers entered into the first-ever U.S. National Collegiate Carving Competition for fruits and vegetables at the Holland Farmers Market, making works of art using fresh ingredients from the Market.  In addition, 9 contestants entered the People’s Choice competition to see who could create a carving a cut above the rest and win the most votes from the public.
Cavers entered the competition from across the country and participated in three separate events, including the compulsory event, the singles event, and the team event. The works of art were judged by a team of professionals on first-impression, utilization of fruits and vegetables, detail and knife skills, use of color, structure, and creativity and artistic impression. 
The panel of judges included Food Network Champion Chef Doug St.

Engineering students to mentor high school students at FIRST Robotics Invitational

By: Leah Zuber, GVSU News and Information Services

ZEELAND, Mich. — Engineering students from Grand Valley State University will serve as mentors for high school students participating in the 2010 For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) West Michigan Robotics Invitational on October 9 at Zeeland West High School, 3390 100th Ave. in Zeeland.

More than 600 people are expected to attend the one-day event, which is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The invitational, supported by Grand Valley, aims to prepare, inspire and excite statewide high school students competing in the FIRST Robotics West Michigan Regional Competition that Grand Valley will host in March.

Hope College Community Campaign Scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 13

HOLLAND – On Wednesday, Oct. 13, representatives from Hope College and leaders from local businesses will engage in a long-standing tradition of visiting more than 200 area businesses in Holland and Zeeland seeking contributions to the Hope Fund for the 2010-11 Community Campaign.

The Community Campaign on behalf of the Hope Fund began more than 30 years ago as a way to engage community leaders with Hope faculty and staff in building and maintaining relationships between the community and the college.

Community preview of "Forever Young" exhibit

From: http://holland.org

Thursday, October 07, 5:30 PM

Enjoy a free casual reception with live music (including Bob Dylan classics) and refreshments as the Holland Museum’s Focus Gallery plays host to a series of 1964 images from former LOOK Magazine photographer and West Michigan resident Douglas R. Gilbert, captured during his time spent with a young Bob Dylan. Meet the photographer himself at this great event! Exhibit runs through December 31.

Holland Museum
31 West 10th Street
Holland, MI 49423


Men’s Soccer to Host Purple Game for Cancer Research

On Tuesday, October 12, the Hope College men's soccer team will host a Community for a Cure Purple Game in support of cancer research at Van Andel Institute (VAI). The game, against rival Olivet, begins at 7 p.m. at Van Andel Soccer Stadium.

Since April 2009, high schools, colleges, and communities throughout the state have raised more than $150,000 for cancer research at Van Andel Institute through Community for a Cure Purple Games.

Hope College has been a huge supporter; last year Hope College football, women's soccer, and volleyball teams raised $12,500 for the initiative.

Hope players will wear purple jerseys during the game, and there will be purple T-shirts, wristbands, water bottles, reusable grocery bags, and cotton candy for sale. Attendees also will have an opportunity to participate in a chilidog eating contest, hosted by WLAV Radio Personality Kevin Mathews.