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  • Hope Football Dutchmen Fall in Illinois

    Posted by Dan Cash

    DECATUR, IL (WHTC) - Sean Dunning and Matt Holmes each ran for two touchdowns, as Milliken defeated visiting Hope on Saturday, 49-20. Now 1-1 on the season, the Flying Dutchmen return to Illinois next Saturday, visiting Concordia of Chicago. Coverage on 92.7 The Van and http://927thevan.com/listen-live/ is 1:40 PM.

  • Hope College Wind Ensemble to Perform on Monday, Sept. 17

    Posted by Dan Cash

    HOLLAND – The Hope College Wind Ensemble will perform on Monday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

    The public is invited. Admission is free.

    The 46-member Wind Ensemble will be starting its season with a concert featuring an international theme, playing works from Russia, Africa and England.  The program will include selections by Dmitri Shostakovich, Vaughan Williams and Guy Woolfenden.

    Director Gabe Southard, who joined the Hope faculty in 2007, 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.

    Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 277 College Ave., on College Avenue at 12th Street.

  • Hope College Orchestra to Open Season with Concert on Friday, Sept. 21

    Posted by Dan Cash

    HOLLAND – The Hope College Orchestra will present its first concert of the season on Friday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

    The public is invited. Admission is free.

    The concert will feature the symphony orchestra performing three works by Amilcare Ponchielli, Ottorino Respighi and Edvard Grieg.

    The concert will open with “Dance of the Hours” from the opera “La Gioconda” by Amilcare Ponchielli. To continue the program the symphony will perform the Suite No. 1 of the three suites’ “AnticheedArie (Early Dances and Airs)” by Ottorino Respighi. To close the program, the symphony will perform the “Symphonic Dances, Op. 64” of Edvard Grieg.

    The Hope College Orchestra is directed by Richard Piippo, who is an associate professor of cello and chamber music at the college. Piippo has taught at Hope since 1999.

    Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 277 College Ave., on College Avenue at 12th Street.

  • “Time to Serve” Volunteer Program

    Posted by Dan Cash

    Some 340 Hope College students—primarily new students but also other students serving as team leaders—will spend from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, doing volunteer work in the Holland area through the “Time to Serve” program, a feature added to the college’s “New Student Orientation” program in the fall of 2000.

    They will meet at about 9 a.m. in the auditorium of the college’s Maas Center, located on Columbia Avenue at 11th Street, and will then travel to destinations including the sites listed in the next part of this announcement beginning at 10 a.m.

    The students will be serving in teams of six-10 at more than 35 sites throughout the greater Holland area.  “Time to Serve” is intended to inspire interest in service while helping acquaint the members of the new Class of 2016 with the Holland community and with other students.

    For more information, contact Wilma Hart, who is assistant to the director of student life and is coordinator of volunteer services.  She may be called during weekday business hours at the college’s office of student development at (616) 395-7942.  On Saturday, Sept. 8, she will be visiting the service sites and available via cell phone, (616) 540-7961.                                                                   -30-

     

    2012 “Time to Serve” Site and Project List:

    3sixty, 100 E. 15th St.:  paint a house

    Bibles for Mexico:

    813 Lincoln Ave.: general cleaning, sort clothes

    91 Douglas Ave.: general cleaning, sort clothes

    Boys and Girls Club:

    435 Van Raalte Ave.:  general cleaning

    583 Riley St.:  general cleaning

    Center for Women in Transition, 411 Butternut Dr.: outdoor work, general cleaning

    Christ Memorial Church, 595 Graafschap Rd.: general cleaning in children’s ministry

    Community Action House, 665 136th St. (between James/Riley):  painting warehouse

    Cornerstone Youth Center, 407 Central Ave.: outdoor work and indoor cleaning

    Ditto Resale Shop, 571 E. Eighth St.: sort clothes

    Evergreen Commons, 480 State St.:  working on the garden

    FUN Preschool/First United Methodist Church, 57 W. 10th St: prepare classrooms

    Goodwill Industries of West Michigan:

    393 E. Lakewood Blvd.: sorting clothes, cleaning

    1180 South Washington Ave.: sorting clothes, cleaning

    Heights of Hope, 457 Stratford Way #1:  neighborhood clean-up

    Herrick District Library, 300 S. River Ave.: spread bark

    Holland Civic Theatre, 50 W. Ninth St.: painting and yard work

    Holland Museum, 31 W. 10th St.:  assist with Civil War materials

    Holland Rescue Mission:

    63 W. Seventh St., New Life Recycle Center:  sorting and bailing clothes

    730 Chicago Dr., Thrift Store: stock merchandise

    Hope Church, 77 W. 11th St.:  outdoor work

    La Casa de Padre/Montello Park CRC, 609 W. 20th St.:  clean carpets and other cleaning

    Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity, 131 S. Woodlawn, Zeeland:  work on a Habitat home

    Life Services System, 11172 Adams St.: outdoor work, general cleaning

    Manna Church, 220 Central Ave.:  clean graffiti

    Maplewood Reformed Church, 133 E. 34th St.:  general cleaning

    My Brother’s House 1, 112 W. 10th St.:  indoor and outdoor work

    My Sister’s House 1, 316 E. 16th St.: outdoor work, general cleaning

    New Community Fourth Reformed Church, 238 W. 15th St.: general cleaning

    OAR Inc.:

    377 Lincoln Ave., Harbor House: cleaning, washing windows, organizing

    231 Washington Ave., Chester A. Ray:  cleaning main living room

    483 Century Lane:  outdoor work, general cleaning

    Resthaven Care Community/Boersma Cottage, at Window at the Waterfront:

    assist patients during a picnic

    Tendercare of Holland, 1221 E. 16th St.:  indoor and outdoor work

    Third Reformed Church, 111 W. 13th St.: cleaning inside church and outside

    Van Raalte Farm, 1076 E. 16th St:  outdoor work

  • Knickerbocker Theatre Announces Fall Film Series

    Posted by Dan Cash

    HOLLAND – The Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland will continue its tradition of showing contemporary and independent films through its 2012 fall film series beginning Monday, Sept. 10.

    The series will feature two films in September, one in October and one in November.  The series will open with “Moonrise Kingdom” and continue with “Pina,” “The Last Ride” and “Where Do We Go Now?” All films will be shown at 7:30 p.m.

    “Moonrise Kingdom” will run Monday-Saturday, Sept. 10-15. It is the latest movie directed by two-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Wes Anderson (“The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” “Rushmore”). Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, “Moonrise Kingdom” tells the story of two 12-year-olds (Sam and Suzy, played by Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward) who fall in love and are moved to run away into the wilderness together, and the mayhem that follows in the town that tries to find them.  “Rolling Stone” has said, “Hilarious & heartfelt! A dream cast.” Bruce Willis (“Die Hard,” “The Whole Nine Yards” and “The Sixth Sense”) plays the local sheriff, Captain Sharp.  Edward Norton (“Fight Club,” “The Illusionist” and “The Incredible Hulk”) is a Khaki Scout troop leader, Scout Master Ward.  Bill Murray (“Groundhog Day” and “Lost in Translation”) and Frances McDormand (“Almost Famous” and “Burn After Reading”) portray the young girl’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bishop.  The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman and Bob Balaban.

    “Pina” will run Monday-Saturday, Sept. 17-22.  The documentary explores the life and work of choreographer Pina Bausch while showing her company perform some of her most notable creations. The new film concept includes, in addition to excerpts from the four productions of “Café Müller,” “Le Sacre du printemps,” “Vollmond” and “Kontakthof,” carefully selected archive footage of Pina Bausch at work, with many short solo performances by the dancers of the ensemble. WimWenders used Pina Bausch’s own method of “questioning” with which the choreographer developed her new productions. She posed questions and her dancers answered not in words, but with improvised dance and body language.

    “The Last Ride” will run Monday-Saturday, Oct. 15-20.  Inspired by the mysterious final days of country music legend Hank Williams’ life, “The Last Ride” is the story of his final drive from Montgomery, Ala., on his way to West Virginia. Hank Williams hires a local kid, who did not even own a radio, to drive him.  Sparse and contemplative as a cold December drive through coal mining country, the story takes the audience inside the heart of a man who knows he is dying, and a dreamless boy whose fate seems already determined.

    “Where Do We Go Now?” will run Monday-Saturday, Nov. 5-10. The film received the Un Certain Regard at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.  In the comedy/drama, a group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village. Women heartsick over sons, husbands and fathers lost to previous flare-ups unite to distract their men with clever ruses. As civil strife engulfs the country, the women in the village try, by various means and to varying success, to keep their men in the dark.

    Tickets for all of the films are $6 for regular admission and $5 for senior citizens, Hope College faculty, and children. Updated information may be obtained by visitinghope.edu/arts/knick.

    The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. Eighth St.

  • Hope College Concert Series to Feature Sondre Lerche on September 13

    Posted by Dan Cash

    HOLLAND – The Hope College Concert Series will feature Sondre Lerche, with special guests Fancy Colorsto, on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 8 p.m. in the DeWitt Center main theatre.

    Sondre Lerche will headline the show with a full band, highlighting his extensive skill as a songwriter and the widely-varied influences found in his sound. Hailing from Norway, Lerche caused a great amount of excitement in both America and Europe with his 2001 debut album. Since then, he has released six highly-acclaimed albums, as well as the soundtrack to the movie “Dan in Real Life.”

    He is recognized for his ability to draw a balance between the thoughtful and unique style of his sound and the immediate catchiness of the songwriting. “Paste Magazine” called his music “methodically infectious.”

    Lerche has retained the interest and appreciation of fans and critics alike throughout his career. “Rolling Stone Magazine” commented on his growth as an artist, noting, “The man has grown since his early-2000s days as an indie-pop prodigy: Now a dependably intriguing wordsmith, he still shows no shortage of unusually intelligent quirks.”

    AllMusic has said of him, “Lerche’s songwriting is tricky but light on its feet, emotionally nuanced and quick-witted too. His voice is rich and sweet, the musicians he plays with are always good, and his musical taste is always spot-on.”

    The band Fancy Colors, from New York City, will open the night. The band consists of four musicians who have also been members of various bands such as Of Montreal and Jupiter One.

    Tickets for the concert are $15 for the general public, $10 for members of the college’s faculty and staff, and $5 for Hope students, and are available at the ticket office in the main lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse.  The ticket office is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be called at (616) 395-7890.  Public tickets are also available for purchase online athttps://tickets.hope.edu/ticketing. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door.

    The DeVos Fieldhouse is located at 222 Fairbanks Avenue, between Ninth and 11th streets. The DeWitt Center is located at 141 E. 12th St., on Columbia Avenue at 12th Street.

    The doors will open on the night of the concert at 7:30 p.m.

  • Public Lecture by Former Dutch Prime Minister

    Posted by Dan Cash

    Dr. Jan Peter Balkenende, former prime minister of the Netherlands, will deliver the public lecture “Europe: Risk or Opportunity? Economic developments, financial challenges and European values” on Friday, Sept. 7, at 4 p.m. at Hope College in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

    The public is invited to the lecture.  Admission is free.

    He will also receive an honorary degree, a Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) from Hope during a private dinner later in the day.

    Balkenende was prime minister and minister of general affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands from July 2002 until October 2010.  He is now a professor of governance, institutions and internationalization at the Erasmus School of Economics and the Erasmus School of Law of the Erasmus University Rotterdam.  He is also a partner at Ernst & Young (BeNe Head Office, Rotterdam), responsible for international affairs, corporate responsibility and advisory activities on public-private issues.

    For more information, contact Tom Renner, associate vice president for public and community relations, at (616) 395-7860.

  • Book Examines Changing Politics of London’s West End

    Posted by Dan Cash

    HOLLAND – Historian Dr. Marc Baer of the Hope College faculty takes a holistic approach in exploring how in the space of a bit more than a century London’s most radical and contentious election district became its most conservative and tranquil.

    It’s the focus of his book “The Rise and Fall of Radical Westminster, 1780-1890,” published this summer by Palgrave Macmillan, part of the Macmillan Group of the United Kingdom.  He’s been fascinated by the topic ever since he began graduate studies in the latter 1960s, when he did his first research on London’s politics.

    “What struck me as interesting about that place is the reputation it had in the 18th century for its politics being extremely violent,” said Baer, a specialist in modern British history.  “One hundred years later, it’s the most conservative and it’s also the quietest—and that’s remained true down to today.  And that conundrum grabbed me.”

    Baer, who is a professor of history and chairperson of the department, considers multiple dynamics as he tracks the change in political culture in Westminster—home of Parliament, Westminster Cathedral and Big Ben—as England made the transition to modern democracy.  The 350-page hardcover book examines developments in political language; the role of crowds and the decline of disorder; the evolution of political rituals and civil society; the use of civic, public, private and social spaces in politics; the influence of political art; and a variety of the period’s leading figures.

    “It’s only by getting at that sum total that you can explain the answer to the question,” he said.

    Baer’s research focuses on the cultural, social and political history of Britain, especially London, since the late 18th century.  His first book, “Theatre and Disorder in Late Georgian London," was published in 1992 by Oxford University Press. He is currently completing a book on seven major Christian figures in Britain c. 1750-1950.  As well, he has published 17 articles and given 40 papers or invited addresses.

    A member of the Hope faculty since 1983, he teaches courses including “British and Irish History to 1700,” “British and Irish History Since 1700,” “Modern Imperialism,” “London Histories” and the “History Seminar,” as well as “Introduction to Modern European History” in the college’s Cultural Heritage program and “Exploring Faith and Calling” in the Senior Seminar program.

    His external awards and honors include three fellowships through the Summer Seminar program of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). He has also held research grants from the NEH, the American Philosophical Society and the Michigan Council for the Humanities, in addition to local organizations such as the Padnos Educational Fund and the Holland Community Foundation.  Through the years he has also been active in a variety of professional associations.

    He spearheaded the effort to organize the college’s “Veritas Forum,” a three-day event which considers Christian faith and the life of the mind from a variety of perspectives.  The event debuted in January 1997 and has been held every two years since, most recently in January 2011.  He is also the founding director of the college’s Pew Society Program, which began during the 1997-98 school year, and which mentors students considering an academic career.

    Among other activities, he has co-led a Hope spring break mission trip to New York City and participated in a seminar during the college’s 1999 “Winter Happening” regarding a 1998 trip to India by Hope students, faculty and staff to share the experience of Hope’s contemporary worship program with colleagues at Indian Christian colleges.  He delivered the college’s Opening Convocation addresses in August 1997 and August 2011.  In May 2001, he received Hope’s Vanderbush-Weller Development Fund award for having a strong, positive impact on students.

    He joined the faculty as an assistant professor of history, and was promoted to associate professor in 1986 and full professor in 1992.  Prior to coming to Hope, he taught at Frostburg State University, where he was named “Teacher of the Year” in 1983, and Case Western Reserve University.

    He holds his bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University, and his master’s and doctorate from the University of Iowa.  He has been married to his wife Patricia for 40 years.  Together they have three children and three grandchildren.

  • Hope Football Dutchmen Christens New Home Playing Surface with Victory

    Posted by Dan Cash

    HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - Shawn Jackson rushed for 133 yards and two touchdowns, as Hope held off visiting North Park on Saturday, 42-21. It was the Flying Dutchmen's (1-0) first game on the new FieldTurf artificial playing surface at Holland Municipal Stadium. Michael Atwell threw for one TD and ran for another for the Orange and Blue, who travel to Millikin of Illinois next Saturday. Hear the game on 92.7 The Van and http://927thevan.com/listen-live/ at 1:40 PM.


  • Hundreds of Students to Spend Day Volunteering

    Posted by Dan Cash

    HOLLAND – Some 340 Hope College students will participate in service projects throughout the area through the college’s “Time to Serve” program on Saturday, Sept. 8.

    Most of the students will be members of the recently arrived freshman Class of 2016.  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 10 at more than 35 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 of West Michigan, to painting at Holland Civic Theatre and Community Action House, to assisting Resthaven Care Community/Boersma Cottage with a picnic, 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. The project began in the fall of 2000 with 10 projects and about 100 participants, and had grown to 24 projects and 300 students a year later. In October 2001, “Time to Serve” 2000 received a 2001 Distinguished Service Award from Keep Michigan Beautiful Inc. during the group’s annual conference.

    Hope students volunteer in a variety of ways throughout the school year. In addition to “Time to Serve,” three prominent efforts at the college are the “Relay for Life” for the American Cancer Society, the “Dance Marathon” charitable fund-raiser held on behalf of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital of Grand Rapids, and the spring break service and immersion trip program, all of which involve hundreds of students annually.  In January 2011, Hope was named to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s “2010 Community Engagement Classification” for demonstrating excellent community engagement locally and beyond, showing alignment among mission, culture, leadership, resources and practices.

  • “Time to Serve” Volunteer Program

    Posted by Dan Cash

    Some 340 Hope College students—primarily new students but also other students serving as team leaders—will spend from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, doing volunteer work in the Holland area through the “Time to Serve” program, a feature added to the college’s “New Student Orientation” program in the fall of 2000.

     They will meet at about 9 a.m. in the auditorium of the college’s Maas Center, located on Columbia Avenue at 11th Street, and will then travel to destinations including the sites listed in the next part of this announcement beginning at 10 a.m.

    The students will be serving in teams of six-10 at more than 35 sites throughout the greater Holland area.  “Time to Serve” is intended to inspire interest in service while helping acquaint the members of the new Class of 2016 with the Holland community and with other students.

    For more information, contact Wilma Hart, who is assistant to the director of student life and is coordinator of volunteer services.  She may be called during weekday business hours at the college’s office of student development at (616) 395-7942.  On Saturday, Sept. 8, she will be visiting the service sites and available via cell phone, (616) 540-7961.

  • Sports Medicine Lecture Series Season Announced

    Posted by Dan Cash

    HOLLAND – The Distinguished Lecture Series in Sports Medicine at Hope College will present three addresses during the 2012-13 school year.

    The series, which will feature a variety of topics, is designed for health care professionals with an interest in physically active patients, and is intended for students, educators and clinicians alike. It is co-sponsored by Shoreline Orthopaedics, Holland Hospital Rehabilitation Services, The Bone and Joint Center, and the college.

    All three lectures will begin at 7 p.m., and will be presented at Graves Hall on the Hope campus.  Admission is free.

    The series will open on Monday, Nov. 19, with “Recognition and Management of Lower Leg Pathologies in Athletics” by Dr. Bruce Stewart, who is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine at Shoreline Orthopaedics.

    The second address, “Preventing Sudden Death in Athletes,” will be presented on Monday, Jan. 28, by Dr. Douglas Casa, who is a professor in the department of kinesiology, director of athletic training, chief operating officer of the Korey Stringer Institute and a research associate in the human performance laboratory at the University of Connecticut.

    The 2012-13 series will conclude on Monday, Feb. 25, with “Truths/Myths of Concussion Management” by Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher, who is a clinical associate professor, neurology, with the University of Michigan.

    Graves Hall is located at 263 College Ave., on College Avenue between 10th and 12th streets.

    Additional information about the series may be obtained by contacting Dr. Kirk Brumels, who is lecture series coordinator and an associate professor of kinesiology and program director of athletic training education at Hope, at (616) 395-7356.