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My Town Holland: Hope College students edit "Paradigm Flip" book project

My Town Holland: Hope College students edit "Paradigm Flip" book project

HOLLAND, Mich. – A team of Hope students had the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and see the results in print after working together to edit the book “Paradigm Flip: Leading People, Teams, and Organizations Beyond the Social Media Revolution”, by author Ben Lichtenwalner of Zeeland.

Senior Kara Robart of Newaygo and junior Katherine Sauer of Brookfield, Ill., served as senior editors.  The other students on the editing team were 2013 graduate Lydia Blickley of Grand Rapids; junior Hannah Gingrich of Potsdam, N.Y.; 2013 graduate Chelsea Grainer of Clarkston; sophomore Hope Hancock of Tremont, Ill.; and junior Taylor Ann Krahn of Mishawaka, Ind.

My Town Holland: All educators invited to free 'EdCamp' March 1

My Town Holland: All educators invited to free 'EdCamp' March 1

HOLLAND, Mich.--  All educators are invited to take part in a free conference to learn from fellow teachers this Saturday, March 1.

Ottawa Area Intermediate School District is opening up its Educational Services Building for EdCamp, from 8:30 a.m. to 3p.m. EdCamp allows anyone in the education industry to connect with fellow teachers, administrators, coaches and school board members from throughout West Michigan to learn from one another.

“The goal of EdCampOAISD is for educators to learn from and with other educators in an atmosphere of networking, conversing, sharing, and collaborating,” said Anne Thorp, PhD, OAISD Instructional Technologist and REMC 7 Director.

My Town Holland: Theatre production at Hope College marks milestone for professor

My Town Holland: Theatre production at Hope College marks milestone for professor

HOLLAND, Mich. – Hope College’s production of “Middletown” by Will Eno is a particular milestone for longtime theatre professor John Tammi.

Under Tammi's direction, Hope College Theatre is presenting “Middletown” in the DeWitt Center main theatre. It began on Friday, Feb. 14, and is continuing Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 19-22. Performances are at 8 p.m.

The production is marking the end of an era in theatre at Hope;  it is the last play Tammi will direct before retiring.   Tammi, a professor of theatre, has been a member of the faculty since 1968 and is concluding his tenure at Hope at the end of the academic year.

Inforum Names Catherine Rogg as vice president

Inforum Names Catherine Rogg as vice president

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Inforum)--  Inforum announces the appointment of Catherine Rogg as vice president, corporate engagement.The new position is based in Inforum’s Grand Rapids office and signals the organization’s growth and continued investment in West Michigan since establishing it as a major hub for Inforum in 2006. As vice president, corporate engagement, Rogg will be the relationship lead for corporate investors and companies, serving as one of the most visible brand ambassadors for the organization in the West Michigan region and state of Michigan.

Dozens of West Michigan Schools awarded field trip grants

Dozens of West Michigan Schools awarded field trip grants

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Nearly three dozen West Michigan schools are getting a financial boost to help students learn outside the traditional classroom.

The Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs recently awarded more than $55,000 grants to 147 schools as part of its Arts & Culture Trek “Bus Grant” program.  Each school received up to $500 to help cover transportation costs for an arts or culture-related field trip through May 31.

 "These grants subsidize field trips across the state and expose thousands of students to arts, science and humanities experiences that enrich classroom learning.  Many of these trips would not have been possible in a year where most schools are continuing to cope with significant budget cuts," says Marianne Dorais, executive director of Michigan Youth Arts.

This year’s recipients include:

  • Comstock STEM Academy (Kalamazoo)
  • Cooper Elementary (Kalamazoo)
  • Kalamazoo C

My Town Holland: Hope College students to participate in dance marathon March 7-8

My Town Holland: Hope College students to participate in dance marathon March 7-8

HOLLAND, Mich. – For the 15th consecutive year, hundreds of Hope College students are putting their time and talents into the campus-wide Dance Marathon fundraiser, “Giving Hope to Kids”.

Organized by Hope students, the 24-hour event is conducted on behalf of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in downtown Grand Rapids, both to raise funds and to build awareness of the hospital’s work. It will be held at the college’s Dow Center, with the main portion of the marathon beginning with a kickoff celebration on Friday, March 7, at 7 p.m.

Hope College scholar creates first comprehensive history of Holland

Hope College scholar creates first comprehensive history of Holland

HOLLAND, Mich. – Described by one reviewer as a “magnum opus,” the first comprehensive history of the community of Holland, written by Dr. Robert P. Swierenga of the A.C. Van Raalte Institute at Hope College, more than deserves the title.

“Holland Michigan:  From Dutch Colony to Dynamic City” chronicles the entire sweep of the city’s history since 1847, when the initial band of Dutch settlers founded the community.  The book is a three-volume set totaling more than 2,600 pages with nearly 900 photographs.  Swierenga spent more than 10 years conducting research for and writing the history.  The index alone, some 200 pages long, required several months to create.

The book has been published by the Van Raalte Press at Hope and the Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. of Grand Rapids/Cambridge.  It is part of the Historical Series of the Reformed Church in America.