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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.

Hope College sports medicine lecture to discuss importance of sleep

Hope College sports medicine lecture to discuss importance of sleep

HOLLAND, Mich. – The importance of sleep to functioning and health will be the focus of an address at Hope College by sleep researcher Dr. James B. Maas on Thursday, Oct. 10.

The presentation begins at 7 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel. The public is invited.  Admission is free.

Owners of Visser Farms earn top honor from regional chamber of commerce

Owners of Visser Farms earn top honor from regional chamber of commerce

HOLLAND, Mich.—The owners of Visser Farms in Zeeland are Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Persons of the Year.

Chamber leaders presented the award to Phil and Cindy Visser during the Early Bird Breakfast October 8 at Hope College’s Haworth Inn & Conference Center.  The chamber selected the Vissers from the 30 nominations it received.

Visser Farms is a fourth-generation family business that grows a variety of crops sold at farmers markets and to many local restaurants.  Visser Farms also has a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and a U-Pick strawberry field. 

The Vissers are active community members who were instrumental in opening the Holland Farmer’s Market. 

New class of Michigan State Troopers reports for duty

New class of Michigan State Troopers reports for duty

LANSING, Mich.--  A new class of Michigan State Police troopers is beginning work in West Michigan.

Graduates of the 125th Trooper Recruit School began reporting to their posts Monday.   The class graduated Friday.  Governor Rick Snyder delivered the keynote address during the ceremony.

“We’re so proud of the men and women devoting their careers to public safety,” Snyder said. “Today’s graduates will play a critical role in making our communities and neighborhoods safer for our families. Our Michigan State Police are an elite force. We thank our newest troopers for their commitment, dedication and professionalism in service to all Michiganders.”

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.

Get a glimpse of West Michigan during 'House Hunters' September 26

Get a glimpse of West Michigan during 'House Hunters' September 26

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—A segment of HGTV’s “House Hunters” filmed in Grand Rapids will make its national debut Thursday night.

Realtor Marilyn Hazard, who helped Holland native Diane Travis make the move to Grand Rapids, says the segment will air at 10 p.m.

Hazard’s realty company is based at 4949 Plainfield NE in Plainfield Township, but she says crews also shot scenes at Bistro Bella Vita in Grand Rapids and G.B. Russo & Son International Grocery in Kentwood.