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Hope Chamber Choirs to Perform on April 18

Hope Chamber Choirs to Perform on April 18

From Hope College:

HOLLAND – Hope College’s three smallest choirs will perform on Monday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church.

The Women’s Chamber Choir, directed by Jennifer Wolfe, will be joined by the popular close-harmony groups 12th Street Harmony and Luminescence.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

The Women’s Chamber Choir will present selections in two groups.  The first, a sacred set, will include a classical Psalm setting, the spiritual “Deep River,” an Israeli duet and a setting of e.e.

Hope College Offers Research Camps for Kids

Hope College Offers Research Camps for Kids

HOLLAND - Hope College is offering several free one-day, hands-on, research-activity camps for children on April 14 and April 16.

The eight camps, which range in length from one-and-a-half to three hours, will give the participants a chance to try age-appropriate activities in dance, communication, kinesiology, literature, television production, and the natural and applied sciences.  Including options for students from kindergarten through high school age, they have been scheduled in conjunction with the college's commemoration of National Undergraduate Research Week, which is running Monday-Saturday, April 11-16, to help inspire the next generation.

Because space for each of the camps is limited, advance registration is required.

Click below for registration information

Speaker to Discuss Gender Violence Prevention on April 14th

Speaker to Discuss Gender Violence Prevention on April 14th

News Release:

                         HOLLAND – Dr. Jackson Katz, an internationally recognized authority on the prevention of gender violence, will present the address “More Than a Few Good Men” at Hope College on Thursday, April 14, at 4 p.m.

Jazz Concert to Feature Multiple Chamber Ensembles on April 11th

Jazz Concert to Feature Multiple Chamber Ensembles on April 11th

News Release:

HOLLAND – A jazz chamber ensembles concert at Hope College will feature the Blue Note, Verve, Vanguard and Impulse ensembles on Monday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music.  The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The Blue Note Ensemble is coached by Steve Talaga, instructor of music, jazz, piano and composition. The ensemble will perform “Ornithology,” by Charlie Parker; “Road Song,” by Wes Montgomery; “Stolen Moments,” by Oliver Nelson; and “Afro Blue” by Mongo Santamaria.

Hope College Graduation Activities Announced

Hope College Graduation Activities Announced

HOLLAND - Hope College is anticipating that a record number of graduating seniors will cross the Commencement stage on Sunday, May 8.

The approximately 730 seniors surpass the previous high of 718 in 2007.  The figures reflect that the Classes of 2007 and 2011 were also the largest incoming classes in the fall of 2003 and fall of 2007 respectively.

The college's 146th Commencement will be held at 3 p.m. at Holland Municipal Stadium.  Baccalaureate will be held earlier in the day, at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

The Commencement speaker will be Dr. Jesus Montaño, associate professor of English at Hope.  The Baccalaureate sermon will be delivered by the Rev. Dr.

Five Members of Hope College Faculty to Retire

Five Members of Hope College Faculty to Retire

HOLLAND - Five members of the Hope College faculty with service totaling 158 years are retiring at the end of the school year.

Retiring are:  Dr. C. Baars Bultman, professor of education; Jon Huisken, who is dean for academic services and registrar and an adjunct associate professor of English; Barbara Mezeske, associate professor of English; Dr. Richard Mezeske, professor of education and chairperson of the department; and Dr. William Mungall, who is the Elmer E. Hartgerink Professor of Chemistry and health professions advisor (1971).

More biographical information
http://www.hope.edu/pr/media/facultyretire2011.html

Holland Celebrates National Arbor Day at Van Raalte Farm

Holland area homeschoolers, from LIFE Homeschool Group will help plant a tree to celebrate National Arbor Day on Friday, April 29 at Van Raalte Farm at 10am, 1076 E. 16th St. Holland, Michigan. The Holland Garden Club and the city of Holland’s Leisure and Cultural Services Department are organizing the tree planting celebration.  The city of Holland will also receive the 31st Annual Tree City USA Award.

Homeschoolers will take turns shoveling the soil to help plant the new tree. There will also be a Holland in Bloom children’s bird seed activity. Holland in Bloom is part of a nation wide beautification competition taking place this spring and summer in Holland.

Arbor Day is a nationally celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care. Trees not only provide beauty in our landscape, they improve the air we breathe, improve water quality, attract wildlife and conserve energy.