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Hope College Dance Marathon Raises $90,000 for the Kids

Hope College Dance Marathon Raises $90,000 for the Kids

The 12th annual Dance Marathon at Hope College, which concluded Saturday, March 12th, raised $90,390.69
 
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.

Dance Marathon first came to Hope in March of 2000. Though a school of the college's size was only expected to raise about $5,000 in its first year, the students raised more than $23,000. In the 11 years from 2000 through 2011, Dance Marathon has raised more than $900,000.

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West Ottawa fourth-grader taking college math

West Ottawa fourth-grader taking college math

From: West Ottawa Public Schools

Derek Maas admitted to feeling “weird” on the first day of the Lakewood Elementary fourth-grader’s math class at Hope College.

But the youngest student in the Program for Academically Talented at Hope (PATH) is doing just fine now, thank you. His current grade of A and 98.66 percent average attests to that.

“Only the first day was weird but I’m used to it now,” said Derek, 9, the youngest of Ed and Paula Maas’ four children. “I like the teacher and you get to make up extra credit all the time. It really helps you learn a lot.”

Not that Derek has ever had a problem learning. He has consistently tested above his grade level since he was a kindergarten student, took sixth-grade math at Lakewood last year and has been in Lakewood’s Students Accelerating in Learning (SAIL) program.

Hope College Students to Participate in Spring Service and Immersion Trips

HOLLAND – Nearly 200 Hope College students will be spending their spring break serving others and gaining insights into the needs that they encounter.

Some 15 service and immersion trips have been planned for the college’s spring break, which runs Friday, March 18, through Sunday, March 27. The mix includes trips across the U.S. as well as abroad.

A total of 175 of the students will be participating in 14 immersion trips organized by the college’s Campus Ministries Office. In addition, another 17 students will travel with professor of kinesiology Dr.

Hope College makes big splash at Holland Polar Plunge

Hope College makes big splash at Holland Polar Plunge

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HOLLAND, Mich. - Brave Holland area residents plunged at Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant Feb. 19 to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) at the 2011 Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Polar Plunge, including members of Hope College!

Hope College “Dance Marathon” is March 11-12

Hope College “Dance Marathon” is March 11-12

HOLLAND – For a 12th consecutive year, Hope College students are putting their time and talents into the campus-wide Dance Marathon fundraiser “for the 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 11, at 7 p.m.

A variety of events have been scheduled to punctuate the marathon, including testimonies by families served by the hospital, various performances by student and local groups, and the popular annual lip-sync.  The total raised will be announced during a celebration that will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, as the Dance Marathon’s 5 p.m.

Hope College Model United Nations Scheduled for March 10-11

Hope College will host its 39th annual Model United Nations conference for high school students on Thursday and Friday, March 10-11.

More than 700 students and faculty from the greater Midwest will compete in the various simulations, making the event the largest Model United Nations conference in Michigan.

Acting as delegates from the 192 member nations of the United Nations in two General Assemblies, eight Security Councils, an International Court of Justice (ICJ), and an Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the students will be faced with issues pertaining to the current international affairs.

Issues that will be included in this year’s conference include endangered species and the loss of biodiversity, the international drug trade, global currency, the Internet and human rights, global vaccinations, and the human rights of migrants.

The purpose of Model United Nations is to give high school students an opportunity to take on the roles of profession

Hope College Symphonette to Perform on March 11

Hope College Symphonette to Perform on March 11

News Release:

HOLLAND – The Hope College Symphonette will be presenting a preview concert on Friday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel before the group embarks on its annual spring tour the following week.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

The Symphonette tours annually during spring break. During the spring tour the Symphonette will be playing in Flint; Solon, Ohio; Rochester, N.Y.; Albany, N.Y.; and Concord, Mass. The March 11 concert will feature a sampling of the tour program, which will include works by Bizet, Faure, Liadow, Telemann, Bach, Barber and Smetana.

The Symphonette will also highlight several graduating seniors as soloists accompanied by the Symphonette in a movement of a concerto.