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Ra Ra Riot to play at Knickerbocker Theatre

Ra Ra Riot to play at Knickerbocker Theatre

From REVUE:

Ra Ra Riot
Knickerbocker Theatre, Holland
April 11, 8 p.m.
$15 public, $7 with Hope I.D.
hope.edu/student/life/concerts, (616) 395-7890

The Hope College Concert Series has been on a roll lately — following hard on the heels of a successful show with the Soil & the Sun and My Brightest Diamond at the beginning of February, the Series has lined up alt-pop indie rockers Ra Ra Riot to play at the Knickerbocker Theatre on April 11. Click here to read more in REVUE.

Hope College to Observe National Undergraduate Research Week

Hope College to Observe National Undergraduate Research Week

HOLLAND – Hope College is presenting multiple activities open to the public as part of the college’s commemoration of national Undergraduate Research Week, which begins Monday, April 11.

The week will open with the keynote address “Making Explicit the Implicit: Defining Undergraduate Research” by Dr. Nancy Hensel, who is executive director of the Council on Undergraduate Research, on Monday, April 11, at 2:30 p.m.

Hope College Students to Receive MCC Service Awards

Hope College Students to Receive MCC Service Awards

HOLLAND - Michigan Campus Compact (MCC) will honor nine HopeCollege students for their dedication and commitment to community service during the organization's 15th annual Outstanding Student Service Awards Celebration on Saturday, April 9, at the Kellogg Hotel and ConferenceCenter in East Lansing.

Each year, MCC recognizes students from member colleges and universities across the state for their outstanding commitment to service-learning and civic engagement.  Three types of awards are given: the Outstanding Community Impact Award, the Commitment to Service Award, and the Heart and Soul Award.  MCC will be honoring more than 350 students who attend the organization's member colleges and universities.

Commitment to Service Awards will be presented to seniors Garrett Anderson of Wheat Ridge, Colo., and Kara Shetler of Goshen, Ind.  The award is given to two students per member campus for breadth or depth of community service and the demonstration of mea

Michigan Space Grant Consortium Supports Hope College Projects

Michigan Space Grant Consortium Supports Hope College Projects

HOLLAND – Several Hope College projects have received grants from the Michigan Space Grant Consortium.

A total of eight projects from Hope received funding from the consortium through its 2011-12 grant period.

Gallery to feature “Inhabit” with work by graduating seniors

HOLLAND, Mich. - Artwork by graduating studio art majors at Hope College will be featured in the exhibition “Inhabit” in the gallery of the De Pree Art Center from Friday, April 8, through Sunday, May 8.

There will be an opening reception on Friday, April 8, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  In addition, two senior art history majors will present their art history papers on Wednesday, April 27, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Cook Auditorium of the De  Pree Art Center.

The public is invited to the exhibition, opening and reading.  Admission is free.

The graduating senior studio art majors with work in the exhibition are Amy Devrou of Hopkins; Jessica Early of Vestal, N.Y.; Kellee Kortas of Memphis; Betsy Melchers of Algonquin, Ill.; Emily Otto of Holland; Katie Schewe of Holland and formerly of Berkley; Leah Schreiber of Fayetteville, N.Y.; Jilli Schuler of Albion; Sammy Shank of Oak Forest, Ill.; and Chelsea Tarnas of West Bloomfield.

West Ottawa ensembles perfect at state

From: West Ottawa Public Schools

All five West Ottawa High School large ensembles received first division ratings for excellent performances and perfect scores for sight reading at the state Vocal Solo & Ensemble evaluations at Aquinas College on Saturday.

Ensembles are evaluated by a judge after performing two songs and sight reading, with a rating system of first division (excellent), second division (good), third division (fair) and fourth division (poor). In order to go to state you have to earn a first division rating at districts.

“Having five large ensembles get a first division rating at state is an unusual accomplishment,” noted Pamela Pierson, West Ottawa’s choir director.

The West Ottawa Select Women’s Ensemble was broken up into two groups – Asteria Proi and Asteri Bradu – while also receiving first division ratings were the Vocalaires, Women of Vocalaires and Men of Vocalaires.

Hope College Earns State Elementary Certificate Program Approval

Hope College Earns State Elementary Certificate Program Approval

HOLLAND – The Hope College teacher-preparation program has earned approval from Michigan’s Department of Education as meeting the standards required by the state’s new Elementary Certificate Program.

There are currently 33 colleges and universities approved by the Michigan State Board of Education to prepare teachers and recommend them for a certificate to teach.  Only those that, like Hope, have obtained approval under the new standards will be allowed to admit students to their elementary teacher-education programs after December of this year.  The new standards will be reflected in the new version of the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) that will be used after July 2013.