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  • Heidi Kraus of Art Faculty Chosen for Seminar on Teaching European Art

    Posted by Dan Cash

    HOLLAND – Dr. Heidi Kraus of the Hope College art faculty is one of a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in a special week-long seminar on teaching European art in context.

    Kraus, who is an assistant professor of art and director of the De Pree gallery, is among 21 faculty from around the country who will be participating in the seminar “Dutch Art, Patrons, and Markets,” which will take place at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Ga., on Sunday-Friday, June 23-28.

    The seminar aims to strengthen the teaching of art history to undergraduates at smaller colleges and universities.  Catherine Scallen, chair of the Department of Art History and Art at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio, will lead the program.

    The seminar will be held in conjunction with an exhibition of rare traveling masterpieces of Dutch art featuring works by Vermeer, Hals and Rembrandt.  The exhibition, “Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis,” will be on view at the High Museum beginning in June.

    Kraus joined the Hope faculty this past fall.  Her scholarly and teaching emphasis is on Modern and Contemporary art history.

    She received her doctorate in 2010 from The University of Iowa, where her research focused on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French art and architecture.  She has published in “Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture,” published by The Johns Hopkins University Press, and recently co-curated an exhibition at The University of Iowa titled “Napoleon and the Art of Propaganda.”  In addition, she has presented her research at numerous conferences both in the United States and internationally, including the College Art Association Annual Conference and the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting.

    The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) is an association of 645 nonprofit independent colleges and universities and more than 90 higher education organizations that has worked since 1956 to support college and university leadership, advance institutional excellence, and enhance public understanding of private higher education’s contributions to society. CIC is the major national organization that focuses on providing services to leaders of independent colleges and universities as well as conferences, seminars, and other programs that help institutions to improve the quality of education, administrative and financial performance, and institutional visibility. CIC also provides support to state fundraising associations that organize programs and generate contributions for private colleges and universities. The Council is headquartered at One Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C.

    The High Museum of Art was founded in 1905 as the Atlanta Art Association and today is the leading art museum in the southeastern United States, with a membership base of over 50,000 that ranks it among the top 10 art museums in the nation. Located in Atlanta’s midtown arts and business district, the High has more than 12,000 works of art in its permanent collection, with holdings and curatorial positions in the following art disciplines: American, European, decorative arts and design, folk, modern and contemporary, and African. The European collection includes the Kress collection of Renaissance and Baroque paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts.

    More information about the seminar is available online at cic.edu/ArtHistory.

  • Wind Ensemble to Present “A Sousa Spectacular” on Saturday, April 20

    Posted by Dan Cash

     

    HOLLAND – The Hope College Wind Ensemble will present “A Sousa Spectacular” on Saturday, April 20, at 2 p.m. in the DeVos Fieldhouse.

     

    The public is invited. Admission is free.

     

    Along with the Sousa marches featured on the program, the Wind Ensemble will also perform “Pastime,” by Jack Stamp; “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral,” by Richard Wagner; “Star Spangled Spectacular,” by George Cohan; and others.  Adam Briggs, instructor of saxophone, will solo on alto saxophone, playing “The Carnival of Venice.”

     

    The event’s master of ceremonies will be Dr. William Reynolds, who is dean for the arts and humanities and a professor of English, and will be retiring at the end of the school year.  The concert will also feature members of the faculty and staff as guest conductors, including Maura Reynolds, who is director of advising and an associate professor of Latin, and who will also be retiring at the end of the school year; Dr. Richard Ray Jr., who is provost and a professor of kinesiology; and Brian Morehouse, who is head women’s basketball coach.

     

    The Wind Ensemble is directed by Dr. Gabe Southard, an assistant professor of music who joined the Hope faculty in 2007.  Southard completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts in conducting at Michigan State University. Prior to his residence at MSU, he served as wind symphony conductor and flute studio teacher at the University of Michigan-Flint, where he also taught orchestration, music appreciation and advanced conducting.

     

    The DeVos Fieldhouse is located at 222 Fairbanks Ave., at Fairbanks Avenue between Ninth and 11th streets.

     

  • Concert to Feature Work by Student Composers on April 19

    Posted by Dan Cash

    HOLLAND – Work by Hope College student composers will be featured in a concert on Friday, April 19, at 8 p.m. in Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music.

    The public is invited. Admission is free.

    The students, under the coaching of faculty member Steve Talaga, will present some of their compositions in concert, performed by Hope students. The recital will feature new works composed by senior Ranya Betts of Ypsilanti, junior Jared DeMeester of Grand Rapids, junior Brooke Jeries of Livonia, freshman Colin Rensch of Kalamazoo and junior Meghan Stagl of Deerfield, Ill.

    Nykerk Hall of Music is located in the central Hope campus at the former 127 E. 12th Street between College and Columbia avenues.

  • “Senior Recognition and Women of Color Celebration” Is April 10

    Posted by Dan Cash

    HOLLAND – Testimonials by outstanding senior students reflecting on their experiences at Hope College will be featured during the Hope College Senior Recognition and Women of Color Celebration on Wednesday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the Maas Center auditorium.

    The students scheduled to speak are seniors Iliana Garcia of Los Angeles, Calif.; Angelina Matthews of Amityville, N.Y.; Kristin Stevenson of Owosso; and Kathleen Tolentino of Pingree Grove, Ill. Also included in the evening celebration will be a senior recognition for all graduating students of color.

    The event is hosted by the Hope College Office of Multicultural Education and dean for international and multicultural education, and co-sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

    Tickets for the dinner event were available through Thursday, April 4.  Those interested in available seating should contact the college’s Office of Multicultural Education. Open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the office is located on the first floor of the Martha Miller Center for Global Communication, and can be e-mailed at ome@hope.eduor called at (616) 395-7867.

    The Maas Center is located at 264 Columbia Ave., on Columbia at 11th Street.  The Martha Miller Center for Global Communication is located at 257 Columbia Ave., at the corner of Columbia Avenue and 10th Street.

  • Great Performance Series to Feature Emerson String Quartet on April 2

    Posted by Dan Cash

    HOLLAND – The Hope College Great Performance Series will present the legendary Emerson String Quartet on Tuesday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

    The Emerson String Quartet stands alone in the history of string quartets with an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades: more than 30 acclaimed recordings since 1987, nine Grammy Awards (including two for Best Classical Album, an unprecedented honor for a chamber music group), three Gramophone Awards, the coveted Avery Fisher Prize, and cycles of the complete Beethoven, Bartók, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich string quartets in the world’s musical capitals, from New York to London and Vienna. The quartet has collaborated in concerts and on recordings with some of the greatest artists of our time.

    “Time Magazine” has called the group “America’s greatest quartet,” with “The Times (London)” saying, “with musicians like this there must be some hope for humanity.”  “The New Yorker” has said, “The Emerson has the traditional string-quartet virtues; each player is a strongly characterized individual, but the ensemble is temperamentally as well as sonically in balance. The four minds play upon each other, and upon the work, in perfect harmony; the players are in tune in all senses of the phrase.”

    The quartet’s program at Hope will include works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Dmitri Shostakovich and Ludwig van Beethoven.

    Formed in the bicentennial year of the United States, the Emerson String Quartet took its name from the American poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson. Founding members of the Emerson, violinists Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer, were joined by violist Lawrence Dutton in 1977 and cellist David Finckel in 1979.

    The ensemble recently announced what will be its first member change in 34 years, when cellist Paul Watkins replaces David Finckel at the end of the 2012-13 concert season. Finckel, who joined the Emerson Quartet in 1979, will leave the group to devote more time to his personal artistic endeavors.

    Individual tickets for the concert are $18 for regular admission, $13 for senior citizens, and $6 for children 18 and under. Tickets are available at the ticket office in the main lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse, which is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890. Tickets are also available online at tickets.hope.edu/ticketing/

    The DeVos Fieldhouse is located at 222 Fairbanks Ave., between Ninth and 11th streets. Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 277 College Ave., on College Avenue at 12th Street.

  • Peter Gonthier Participates in NASA Grant for Pulsar Research

    Posted by Dan Cash

    HOLLAND – Dr. Peter Gonthier of the Hope College physics faculty is part of an international team whose on-going research into the nature of the rotating stars known as pulsars has received a new round of support from NASA.

    The principal investigator for the grant is Dr. Alice K. Harding of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.  The project, “Pulsar Magnetosphere Models and High Energy Emission,” has received $359,284 for the next three years from NASA’s Astrophysics Theory Program, of which $72,000 will support research at Hope that is focused on developing computer models that simulate the stars.

    Gonthier is one of six co-investigators on the project, with the team also including researchers from Rice University, the University of Maryland, the Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics and the University of California as well as the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.  The project also has affiliated collaborators from France, Greece, South Africa and Washington, D.C.

    Pulsars are extremely dense neutron stars which have the mass of one and a half of the earth’s sun packed within a ball 16 miles in diameter.  They rotate rapidly, completing a revolution in a range between once every 10 seconds and a thousand times a second.  Highly magnetized, they shoot out a beam of radiation that, given the spinning, makes the star seem to pulse as the beam passes into view.

    Pulsars were discovered in the 1960s, when scientists observed radio waves coming from them.  The range of electromagnetic radiation, however, is much broader, covering also microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet light, X rays and, at the highest end, gamma rays.

    As part of the continuing effort of scientists to understand how pulsars function, the computer models being developed at Hope can help show whether or not researchers are on the right path as they interpret what they observe about the stars.

    “We want to come to the point where we can adequately describe the observations,” Gonthier said.

    “We want to be able to simulate pulsars and compare the characteristics of the simulation with those being observed,” he said.  “If we get agreement, it suggests that our models are pretty close, and gives credence to our understanding of what pulsars are doing.”

    A nuclear physicist by training, Gonthier has been conducting research on pulsars since 1991.  He has served as a lead- or co-investigator on grants from NASA before, and among other related work is one of three leads, along with Harding from Goddard and Dr. Matthew Barring of Rice, in another project currently supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s “Research in Undergraduate Institutions” program.  The NSF-funded project also involves development of computer modeling as researchers seek to understand the behavior of particles called photons and electrons in magnetars, a variety of pulsar with an intensely high magnetic field.

    “We want to provide simple analytic expressions that are useful to a more general astrophysics community,” Gonthier said.

    As a matter of course, Hope students work with Gonthier as collaborative researchers, including spending multiple weeks at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center each summer in addition to other opportunities such as participating in professional conferences.  Two, seniors Caleb Billman of New Ringgold, Pa., and Matthew Eiles of Beaverton, Ore., will be accompanying Gonthier to the 13th meeting of the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society running April 7-11 in Monterey, Calif.

  • Hope to Host Annual Michigan Academy Meeting on March 22

    Posted by Dan Cash

    HOLLAND – Hope College will host hundreds of scholars during the 2013 annual meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters on Friday, March 22.

    The interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary event will feature approximately 600 presenters in more than 30 sections in the sciences, humanities and social sciences.  The majority of presenters at the conference will be from colleges and universities.  The remaining presenters are employed by public libraries, government agencies, research organizations, non-profit groups or K-12 schools, or are independent scholars.

    The presenters will include approximately three dozen members of the faculty and students from Hope who will make a total of 26 presentations in the sections focused on chemistry; communication; education; French and Italian language and literature; geological sciences; health and human services; history; interdisciplinary studies; language and literature; law; library and information sciences; medieval studies; philosophy; Spanish language, literature and culture; and women’s and gender studies.

    The Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters was established in 1894 to promote exchange among researchers at colleges, universities, government agencies, research and business organizations.  Since 2004, the academy has been located at Alma College and is funded primarily by individual and institutional membership dues and conference registration fees.  Currently 33 colleges and universities, including Hope, support the academy through institutional memberships.

    Among its other activities, the academy also publishes the “Michigan Academician,” a peer-reviewed, academic journal.  Each year one issue of the journal contains the abstracts of all papers presented at the annual conference.

    In addition to Hope, the institutional members of the academy are:  Adrian College, Alma College, Andrews University, Aquinas College, Baker College of Flint, Baker College of Owosso, Calvin College, Central Michigan University, Cornerstone University, Ferris State University, Finlandia University, Glen Oaks Community College, Grand Valley State University, Henry Ford Community College, Kettering University , Lake Superior State University, Lawrence Technological University, Madonna University, Marygrove College, Michigan State University, Northern Michigan University, Northwood University, Oakland Community College, Oakland University, Olivet College, Saginaw Valley State University, Schoolcraft College, Thomas Cooley Law School, University of Detroit Mercy, University of Michigan – Flint, Wayne State University and Western Michigan University.

    More information about the academy and the conference, including a listing of all the presentations and presenters, is available online at www.themichiganacademy.org.

  • Michigan Space Grant Consortium Supports Several Hope Projects

    Posted by Dan Cash

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

    A total of nine projects from Hope received funding from the consortium through its 2012-13 grant period. The awards to Hope projects, which total approximately $34,000, include six fellowships for students conducting collaborative research with members of the faculty, two “seed grants” for faculty research, and joint support through MSGC’s public outreach and teacher training initiatives.  The awards to the college included six of the 21 student fellowships and two of the eight research seed grants that the consortium funded.

    Hope will provide additional support for each of the projects, including stipends for the students as they conduct research during the summer, and matching funds for the faculty and institutional projects.

    The students receiving fellowships were:  senior Heather Brown of Holland, who will work on “Equipment design for the study of coastal dune processes” with Dr. Brian Yurk, assistant professor of mathematics; sophomore Matthew Hemenway of Ionia, who will work on “”Patches to Blowouts: Field Studies of The Development of Blowout Dunes Along Lake Michigan” with Dr. Edward Hansen, professor of geology and environmental science; freshman Jesse Ickes of Grandville, who will work on “Resonant Compton Scattering and the High-Energy Tails of Magnetars” with Dr. Peter Gonthier, professor of physics; freshman Andrew Johnson of Williamston, who will work on “Understanding Fermi Gamma-ray Pulsars in Terms of Gamma-ray Emission Models” with Gonthier; junior Daniel Langholz of Ramstein, Germany, who will work on “Experimental investigation of aluminum plate failure due to projectile impact loading” with Dr. Roger Veldman, professor of engineering; and sophomore Joshua Swett of Zeeland, who will work on “Design and Implementation of an 8-Tetrahedron Robot” with Dr. Miguel Abrahantes, associate professor of engineering.

    The two faculty seed grants were awarded to Dr. Vicki-Lynn Holmes, assistant professor of mathematics and education, for “Teacher Assessment of Scientific Knowledge (TASK): A Program Evaluation of the Hope College Watershed Science Workshops and Academies”; and Dr. Jianhua Li, associate professor of biology, for “Unraveling the differential speciation rates of eastern Asian and eastern North American disjunct plant genera based on plastid genome data.  The grants are designed for junior faculty, to develop research expertise that will position them to earn support from other sources in the future.

    The support through the public outreach and teacher training initiatives was awarded to Dr. Catherine Mader, professor of physics, for “Hope College Watershed Science Academies and Workshops,” which will provide summer experiences for high school students to design experiments focused on the area watershed and for area teachers to learn how they can integrate inquiry-based lessons focused on the watershed into their classrooms.  The project is a collaborative effort of the college’s Center for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Inquiry and the Outdoor Discovery Center, with teacher Jennifer Soukhome, who teaches biology and environmental science at Zeeland West High School, and Hope faculty member Dr. Graham Peaslee, who is the Elmer E. Hartgerink Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Geology/Environmental Science.

    The Michigan Space Grant Consortium seeks to foster awareness of, education in, and research on space-related science and technology in Michigan.  Hope and Calvin College are the only undergraduate colleges that are members of the consortium, which also includes Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University, Oakland University, Saginaw Valley State University, Wayne State University and Western Michigan University.

  • Hope Named Outstanding Employer

    Posted by Dan Cash

    HOLLAND – For the eighth consecutive year, Hope College has been named one of the “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” in West Michigan.

    The competition is a program of the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA).  Hope and the region’s other 2013 winners will be recognized during the “West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” annual human resources symposium and awards program on Thursday, May 2, at the Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville.

    An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories.  They include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance; and the Best of the Best Small Business.

    The winners represent industries as diverse as the automotive, insurance, hospitality, communications and nonprofit sectors.  They were chosen for practicing innovative strategies and representing best practices in human resources.

    The winning 101 companies also vie for 11 elite awards, one granted for each category. Also, an overall winner that has excelled in all categories will be honored with a “Best of the Best Overall” award. The award winners will be announced during the luncheon.

    Sponsors of the “West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” include “Grand Rapids Business Journal,” WOOD Radio, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, The Employers’ Association, DTE Energy, Staples, Davenport University, McGraw Wentworth, Spartan Stores and Spectrum Health.

    The “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” recognition is presented annually in several markets: Metro Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, West Michigan and nationally.  Nominations are now being accepted for 2014, and applications are available at www.101bestandbrightest.com.

    Based in Warren, the MBPA is a business trade organization that represents more than 20,000 members who employ more than 160,000 people throughout the State of Michigan. The association’s mission is to provide exceptional member service, on-going education, advocacy and business solutions for small and medium sized businesses in Michigan.  Additional information is available online at www.michbusiness.org.

  • DeWitt Tennis Center Named District Organization of the Year

    Posted by Dan Cash

    HOLLAND – The DeWitt Tennis Center at Hope College has been named the “Outstanding Organization of the Year” by the Western Michigan District of the United States Tennis Association (USTA).

    The award will be presented during the district’s annual awards banquet on Wednesday, March 20, in Grand Rapids.

    The six-court DeWitt Tennis Center, which opened in August 1994, features instruction year-round for young players from kindergarten age through the high school level, including through an intensive, 10-week tennis academy held each summer.  The center offers annual memberships for individual community members and families, and its services also include adult tennis clinics and private lessons.  The center offers free membership and free court time to all of the college’s 3,300-plus students, and also serves as the home court, along with the new outdoor VandePoel-Herringa Stadium Courts, for the Hope men’s and women’s tennis teams.

    The DeWitt Tennis Center was named the national “Public Facility of the Year” by the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR).  The center currently hosts many USTA programs, such as Play Days, Orange Ball tournaments and regular USTA tournaments.

    The center is located along Fairbanks Avenue near Holland Municipal Stadium.  In addition to its six courts, the 40,000-square-foot building features men’s and women’s locker rooms, and a large waiting reception area. The center is named in honor of the Gary and Joyce DeWitt family.

    The DeWitt Tennis Center has been managed since 2003 by Jorge Capestany, a 31-year veteran of the tennis industry who is also nationally recognized.  He is one of only 10 people world-wide that is a Master Professional with both the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and the PTR and has received numerous regional and national honors through the years, including induction into the 2012 Hall of Fame for the Midwest Division of the USPTA and recognition as the PTR Member of the Year by “Racquet Sports Industry” magazine in February 2012.

    In addition to Jorge Capestany, the center’s full-time staff, all of whom are PTR Professionals, includes Nate Price, director of tennis, who is also a USPTA Professional; Adam Ford, head professional and coach of the college’s women’s tennis team, who is also a USPTA Professional; Marti Capestany, who is also a USPTA Professional; and Matt Bradley.  Since 2003, the DeWitt Tennis Center has produced more than 24 high school state champions, as well as 14 Midwest qualifiers in USTA competition.  Across their overall careers, Capestany and his staff have developed more than 180 high school state champions in Michigan as well as three national champions.

    The college’s tennis facilities, grouped within the Etheridge Tennis Complex, also include the 12-court, outdoor VandePoel-Heeringa Stadium Courts that opened during the summer of 2012.  The outdoor facility, which includes elevated seating for spectators and an officials’ shelter, is named for Earle VandePoel and George Heeringa, doubles partners on the Hope tennis team in the 1930s; the complex is named in honor of the Etheridge family.

    Additional information about the DeWitt Tennis Center and its programs, including this year’s June 10-August 16 tennis academy, is available online at hope.edu/resources/tennis/

  • Jane Dickie Honored among “Michigan Makers – Women Who Inspire”

    Posted by Dan Cash

    HOLLAND – Dr. Jane Dickie, a professor emerita of psychology at Hope College, is one of 18 women from West Michigan being honored as “Michigan Makers – Women Who Inspire” on Tuesday, March 12.

    Sponsored by WGVU Engage: Women and Girls Lead, the event will be held at Celebration! Cinema North and will include recognition of the local honorees, a panel discussion and a screening of the film “Makers: Women Who Make America,” which tells the story of women’s advancement in America across the past half century.

    Dickie was a member of the Hope faculty from 1972 until retiring in 2012.  Her involvement in the community includes serving as vice president of the Board of the Center for Women in Transition, as vice president of the consistory of Hope Church and as a member of the Board of Room for All.

    She established—and served as the first director of—the college’s women’s studies program, which from courses she developed in the 1980s became a minor in 1991 and expanded to include a major in 2005.  Her teaching responsibilities at Hope included Developmental Psychology, Developmental Research Laboratory, Introduction to Women’s Studies, Psychology of Women, Feminist Visions of Justice, Psychology of Peace and Gender, and the Women’s Studies Keystone Seminar.

    She involved students as collaborative researchers in her research throughout her time at Hope; through the years they received a variety of regional and national honors, including a national Undergraduate Research Award from Psi Chi – The International Psychology Honor Society in August 2012.  Across her time at Hope she received honors including the Hope Outstanding Professor Educator (H.O.P.E.) Award presented by the college’s graduating Class of 1996; the Janet Andersen Award for Excellence in Teaching presented by college’s provost’s office in 1998, and a citation from the Great Lakes Colleges Association in 1996 in recognition of her work in the field of women’s studies.

    She completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at Alma College in 1968, and her master’s and doctorate in psychology at Michigan State University in 1970 and 1973 respectively.

  • Hope College Announces Visit Day March 1

    Posted by Dan Cash

    HOLLAND – The Hope College admissions office will sponsor a visit day for prospective college students on Friday, March 1.

    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 an excellent choice for visiting Hope’s campus.  A Visit Day provides more of a structured campus visit than an individual visit, but still provides the flexibility to create a day that best suits your needs.  Activities include campus tours, class visits, chapel service, student panel discussions, financial aid presentations, lunch in dining hall and academic information sessions with Hope faculty.

    Visitors should meet at 8:30 a.m. in the Maas Conference Center, located on the corner of 11th Street and Columbia Avenue.  Pre-registration is preferred and can be arranged by calling (616) 395-7850 or via the Internet at www.hope.edu/admissions/visit.

    Participation is free.  A complimentary lunch is provided for students and parents wishing to eat lunch in the dining hall.

    This is the final visit day during the 2012-13 school.  Junior days are scheduled for Fridays, April 5, April 12, and April 19.

    Additional information may be obtained at the Admissions Office's web site, www.hope.edu/admissions.