Summer office hours sign

In celebration of our new summer office hours (Hooray! Thanks Human Resources!), we created a simple office hours sign and thought we would share it with the rest of campus! Feel free to print it and hang it outside your office as necessary.

Download the sign

Save the Date – Employee Photos scheduled for January 9

Join us Tuesday, January 9 for a new employee photo!

Tuesday, January 9
Maas Conference Room
10 am – 3 pm

Photos will appear on the campus web site and will remain on file in a high resolution format for publicity.

Here are a few tips for great photos:

  • Photos are not closely cropped and will show your arms. Some may prefer to wear longer sleeves.
  • The photo background is a soft gray. We suggest wearing a shirt/sweater/jacket with some brighter color or something quite dark to give good contrast.
  • If you have “transitions lenses” please arrive a few minutes early so that your lenses can transition to their non-darkened state.

Hope to see you then!

Dutch-o-Lantern: Carve your very own Hope College pumpkin!

Halloween is nearly here. Share your Hope College spirit with the neighborhood!

Choose your favorite template and use it to trace the design on your pumpkin. Share photos of your Dutch-o-lantern on social media using the hashtag
#gohope. Happy Halloween!

Easy
(best for the little goblins):
Block “H”

Intermediate
(just a trickle of fright):
Anchor

Expert
(ghoulish expertise required):
Dutch

 

Carved Hope pumpkins
Carved Hope pumpkins

Campusmail and you!

With many new members of our campus community, we felt it was time to send out a “Campusmail Refresher.”

What is Campusmail?

Campusmail is a system at Hope for distributing email messages to large sections of the campus community. It is moderated three times per weekday by Public Affairs and Marketing. The technical side is supported by CIT.

When should I send a Campusmail?

If you have an event or information that is useful to or of interest to the greater Hope College community, you can send a Campusmail. The message must be Hope College-related and originate from a faculty or staff Hope College email address.

Who receives Campusmails?

Messages can be distributed to all employees, only faculty or only staff. There are some retirees who have elected to remain on the Campusmail system, as well. In extraordinary cases (safety alerts, weather concerns), the messages can also be distributed to students.

Regular messages to students or specific targeted groups of students (e.g., all Philosophy majors) are handled through the Studentmail system (studentmail@hope.edu), coordinated by the Office of the Registrar.

How to send a Campusmail:

From your Hope College email account, send your message to campusmail@hope.edu. Include a helpful subject line and your intended recipients (e.g., all employees, only faculty, etc.). Also include a CAMPUSMAIL DISTRIBUTION header.

To:  campusmail@hope.edu

Subject: Join us for Special Event on 10/1

(Send to all Faculty)

CAMPUSMAIL DISTRIBUTION (from Jane Doe)

Please join Department Name on Monday, 10/1 at 10:00 am for our Special Event. Describe more helpful information here. Check our web site for other exciting events and materials.

Jane Doe

Please note:

  • Use images in emails sparingly. They are not always easily viewed on mobile devices and the contents of images cannot be searched at a later date. Additionally, embedded images can present challenges those with visual impairments.
  • Only one image can be embedded in a Campusmail due to technical limitations. When used, please reduce the file size of the image to <1 MB whenever possible.
  • Attachments are not permitted due to technical limitations with Campusmail. Instead, add your information to your web site or Google Drive and include a link in your email.
  • Using an email platform like MailChimp or Constant Contact to draft your email and then sending a single message to Campusmail for distribution violates those companies’ terms of service.
  • Consider complementary communication options. For example, events can be submitted to the Campus Calendar, announcements can be submitted to inHope and you can create images to be shared on various screens around campus. Additionally, you might consider promoting larger events on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or your department blog.

New employee photos

What’s so newsworthy about new employee photos? We take new photos every August, right!? Well, for 2016 we decided to shake things up a bit.

For several years, our employee photos have been done in a consistent style. The background featured familiar “clouds” in natural hues and a vignette framed a closely cropped smiling face. Since our rebranding a few years ago and the launch of the new web site last fall, it seemed time to refresh the style of the faculty and staff photos, as well!

We partnered with Jon Lundstrom of Junebug Photography for the makeover. A more modern gray backdrop, friendly pose and catchlights make for an engaging image. Additionally, we’re shooting these photos so we can see more of you — from about the elbow on up.

We love the difference in Chris Bohle’s photo:

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This summer we have scheduled multiple photo sessions for employees so that everyone has the opportunity for an update. All photo sessions take place in the DeWitt Center Lounge from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Bring your smile and join us!

  • Tuesday, June 28
  • Thursday, July 21
  • Thursday, August 25