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Eagle Scout Collects 300 Coats for His Harvest Stand

Zeeland, MI - 13 year old Boy Scout from Troop 21 of Zeeland, Benjamin Bartels, has collected 300 coats for His Harvest Stand.  Benjamin created a competition between Zeeland Christian School, Zeeland Cityside Middle School and Zeeland Creekside Middle School. The competition lasted from September 13 to September 24, 2010. 
 
The Winning Schools are:
 
Most Coats Collected: Zeeland Christian (112)
Most Coats Collected as a Percentage of the Student Body: Zeeland Creekside (17%)

Photo(left to right): Greg Eding, Principal Zeeland Creekside MS; Jon Voss, Principal Zeeland Cityside MS; Ben Bartels (scout uniform); William VanDyk, Principal, Zeeland Christian; Paul Scholten, His Harvest Stand

Stephanie Milanowski Appointed to Sluyter Professorship at Hope College

HOLLAND - Stephanie Milanowski of the Hope College art and art history faculty has been appointed to the college's Howard R. and Margaret E. Sluyter Endowed Professorship in the field of design.

Milanowski joined the Hope faculty in the fall of 2009 as an assistant professor of art.  Her appointment to the endowed professorship began with the start of the new school year, and will be celebrated with a formal investiture ceremony on Friday, Sept.

“Brown Bag Concert” at Holland Area Arts Council Oct. 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HOLLAND – Hope College musicians will perform through the monthly “Brown Bag Concert” series at the Holland Area Arts Council on Friday, Oct. 1, at noon.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

Founded and directed by Dr. Andrew Le of the Hope music faculty, the concert series takes place on the first Friday of each month. Each hour-long program consists of a variety of musical offerings from Hope students and teachers.

“The Brown Bag Concerts are designed to provide a variety of music in a casual atmosphere with the performers, dressed in jeans, sharing a bit about each piece to provide background information to the audience,” said Le, an assistant professor of music. “Listeners are encouraged to bring their kids or their co-workers on the lunch hour, pack a brown bag lunch and enjoy some exceptional music.”

The Holland Area Arts Council is located west of Columbia Avenue at 150 E. Eighth St.

Marathon Reading Scheduled of “The Fellowship of the Ring”

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HOLLAND – The department of English at Hope College will sponsor a marathon reading of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Fellowship of the Ring” in the college’s Pine Grove on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24-25.

The reading will extend from noon to 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24, and from 10 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

All are welcome to sign up for 10-minute reading slots, either in advance at the department of English, located on the third floor of Lubbers Hall, or at the event itself if slots are still available.

“The reading is an opportunity to celebrate and enjoy together a great literary classic,” said Dr. Curtis Gruenler, associate professor of English, who is currently teaching a course titled “J. R. R.

Hope College Hosts Admissions Visit Day

HOLLAND - The Hope College admissions office will sponsor a visit day for prospective college students on Friday, September 24.

While the college does not require personal visits to campus by prospective students, it does strongly recommend them.  Students and parents are encouraged to visit the Admissions Office, where campus tours, class visits and faculty conferences can be arranged.

Visit days are held frequently throughout the year and provide prospective students and their parents an opportunity to experience a day on campus.  Activities available include attending class, academic information sessions, eating lunch in the dining hall, and having a guided tour of the campus.

Visitors should meet at 8:30 a.m.

Hope College Enrollment Surpasses 3,200 formFifth Straight Year

HOLLAND – The Hope College campus continues to operate at capacity with enrollment above 3,200 for the fifth consecutive year.

Hope has enrolled 3,202 students this fall, the fifth time since the fall of 2006 that enrollment has topped 3,200.  Last year’s enrollment headcount was 3,230.
The student body consists of 1,267 men and 1,935 women from 44 states and territories and 29 foreign countries.  The total includes 766 first-time students.

The enrollment by class, with last year's class in parentheses, is: freshmen, 781 (812); sophomores, 742 (820); juniors, 739 (753); seniors, 877 (768); and special students, 63 (77).

The largest representation is from Michigan with 2,204 students.  Other states represented with 10 or more students include:  Illinois, 382; Indiana, 110; Ohio, 80; Minnesota, 47; Wisconsin, 45; California, 40; New York, 29; Colorado and New Jersey, 22 each; Pennsylvania, 20; Iowa, 19; Florida, 17; Texas, 12; and Maryland

Hope Students Give Back to Holland Community thru "Time to Serve"

HOLLAND - Some 375 Hope College students will participate in service projects throughout the area through the college's "Time to Serve" program on Saturday, Sept. 11.

Most of the students will be members of the newly arrived freshman Class of 2014.  The students signed up shortly after their arrival at Hope, during "New Student Orientation," for the mass volunteer effort.

The students will be working in groups of six to 12 at more than three dozen sites from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Projects are scheduled throughout the greater Holland area, and will range from sorting at Bibles for Mexico and Goodwill Industries, to spreading wood chips at the Critter Barn, to groundskeeping and cleaning at many area churches.

The "Time to Serve" program is designed to help new students learn about service while helping and getting to know their community and becoming better acquainted with one another.