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Tulip Dig Returns

Tulip Dig Returns

Rain or shine the community is invited to dig up some gorgeous tulip bulbs to transplant into your own garden or yard.

Bring your bucket & pitchfork to any of the three different locations, Window on the Waterfront, the large tulip field at Windmill Island Gardens or Centennial Park on Saturday, June 4 beginning at 9:00am.

There is free admission from 9:00am – noon. Cost for the bulbs are $10 for a 5-gallon bucket, where guests can dig up bulbs to plant on their own property.

Visit: www.hollandinbloom.com for more information.

Hope College Chapter of Psychology Honor Society Wins Leadership Award

HOLLAND – The Hope College chapter of Psi Chi – The International Honor Society in Psychology has won the society’s 2015-16 Kay Wilson Officer Team Leadership Award, recognized from among about 1,100 collegiate and university chapters in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Ireland and New Zealand.

 The award was presented to the Hope chapter’s student officer team of the recently concluded school year for demonstrating excellence in leadership and realizing the potential of Psi Chi to develop future leaders in psychology.  It is named for Kay Wilson, who was executive officer of Psi Chi from 1991 to 2003, and her commitment to leadership development and collaboration.  The recognition includes a plaque and a check for $2,000 to be split between the chapter and the officers.

NSF Support Helps Hope College "Nuclear Group" Involve Students in Science Discoveries

HOLLAND – A new major research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the Nuclear Group at Hope College continues three decades of support from the agency, a long-time run which if not unique is at the very least rare, reflecting the quality of the work being conducted.

 The Nuclear Group has received more than $3 million from the NSF since garnering its first grant in 1986, in addition to receiving funding from other sources.  The latest NSF award is for $311,507 and will provide support through May 2019.

New Grant to Hope College Funds Third Consecutive November "Big Read" Program

HOLLAND – The West Michigan community will have a new opportunity this fall to explore a literary work in-depth through events and discussion, thanks to a broad-based coalition of area organizations and a third consecutive award to Hope College through “The Big Read,” a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

Hope is one of 77 nonprofit organizations to receive a grant to host an NEA Big Read project between September 2016 and June 2017.  This year’s program, running across the first three weeks in November, will focus on “Brother, I’m Dying,” Edwidge Danticat’s memoir telling the story of her uncle and father as they build a future for themselves and their families, one brother in Haiti and the other in America.

Great Lakes Kite Festival Returns

Great Lakes Kite Festival Returns

The State Park in Grand Haven comes to life with incredible kite performances this weekend. Don’t miss the fun!

For the 28th year, the world’s best kite flyers - individuals, pairs & teams will be performing continuously on Saturday, May 21 from 10am – 5pm & Sunday, May 22 from 11am – 5pm.

Kite enthusiast and their families are invited to experience different size kites with amazing capabilities controlled by professional kite handlers. There will also be an Open Flying Field to fly your own kite.

Grand Haven State Park is located at 1001 Harbor Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan 49417.

Call: 1-866-428-2335 or visit www.mackite.com for more information.

Hope College Highlighted in Website Created to Improve STEM Education

HOLLAND – As a recognized leader in preparing students for STEM careers, Hope College is one of only 11 colleges and universities nationwide highlighted in a website developed to help improve undergraduate science education.

The website, “Supporting STEM Success in a Liberal Arts Context,” synthesizes the experiences of the 11 institutions in striving to strengthen the undergraduate experiences in science and mathematics for all of their students. It describes the institutions’ programs as well as the lessons learned on the way to help others aiming to adopt, adapt or create similar programs. The website is located at serc.carleton.edu/liberalarts/index.html.

Partnership Between Hope College and Local Schools Continues Spanish Immersion for Area Students

HOLLAND – A partnership between Hope College and the Holland Christian and Zeeland Public schools will enable high school students in the two systems to continue studies in Spanish that they have been pursuing since kindergarten.

 The Spanish Immersion Continuation Program will be available to students at Holland Christian High School and Zeeland High Schools who participated in the K-8 Spanish immersion program at Zeeland Christian School and because of their exceptional language proficiency have topped out of the options available to them at the high schools.

It’s a model that could be expanded in the future to include additional area school systems with Spanish immersion programs.