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Hope Jazz Combos to Perform on Monday, Nov. 29

HOLLAND – Hope College Jazz Combos will perform a concert on Monday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music.

The public is invited.

Hope College Honored for Longtime Involvement in Study-Abroad Consortium

HOLLAND – Hope College has been recognized as a pioneer in providing study-abroad experiences for students.

IES Abroad honored Hope as one of the consortium’s first 10 institutional members during the organization’s 60th-anniversary celebration in October.  The recognition included a citation dated Thursday, Oct. 14, that “acknowledges the continuous and long-standing membership of Hope College in the IES Abroad Consortium.  We are grateful for this dedicated support of our programs and mission in the field of study abroad.”

Hope became the second member of IES Abroad (formerly the Institute of European Studies) when the college joined the program in 1964.
The college’s engagement with IES Abroad had actually started some eight years earlier, in 1956, when Dr.

Hope College Jazz Ensembles release compact disc

Holland, MI – The jazz program at Hope College has released a compact disc featuring performances by two of the college’s ensembles.

“Suspending Judgement” includes a total of nine tracks recorded by the Jazz Arts Collective and the Jazz Chamber Ensemble I during 2008 and 2009.  Several of the pieces were written by members of the Hope community, including faculty members Dr. Brian Coyle, Dr. Robert Hodson and Steve Talaga, and 2009 graduate Michael Hobson.

Copies are available for $10 at the Hope-Geneva Bookstore.

There will be a launch party, featuring entertainment by Hope College jazz ensembles, on Monday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at Butch’s, located in downtown Holland at 44 E.

Hope College Nykerk Cup Competition is Saturday, Nov. 6

HOLLAND – Hope College will host its 76th annual Nykerk Cup competition on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Holland Civic Center, located at 150 W. Eighth St.

The event, one of a variety of activities scheduled during the college’s Family Weekend, will feature more than 200 members of the freshman and sophomore classes competing in song, plays and oration. The participating classes this year are the freshman Class of ’14 and the sophomore Class of ’13.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

The competition, first held on March 16, 1936, is named in honor of the originator of the program, John Nykerk, a professor, college dean and founder of the Hope College department of music.

Harlem Wizards game to take place despite foul weather

Zeeland, MI - The game between The Poultry Panic and The Harlem Wizards will take place tonight at 7pm as scheduled. All tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. The lively event is sponsored by the Quincy Elementary PTO and serves as the school’s annual fundraiser.  Tickets can be purchased at the school. Call 616-748-4700 for details.

Fall storms bring several school closings

Holland, MI - Violent winds and rain are expected to reach the West Michigan area shortly but many schools, including Holland Public, have already closed in anticipation of the foul weather.

Conditions simlilar to storms that struck the area in the fall of 1998 are expected to last through Wednesday evening with the heaviest winds occuring Wednesday afternoon.

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Poultry Panic gear up for clash with Harlem Wizards Oct 26

The Poultry Panic, a team of 25 hoopsters devoted to mesmerizing their opponents, is prepping for its clash with The Harlem Wizards, Tuesday, October 26, 7 p.m. at Zeeland West High School. All tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. The lively event is sponsored by the Quincy Elementary PTO and serves as the school’s annual fundraiser.  Tickets can be purchased at the school. Call 616-748-4700 for details.