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SAC Events Spring 2019

Written by: Cara Maas and RJ Kennis

2018 SAC Members

Welcome to the Student Activities Committee’s official blog! We are extremely excited for another wonderful semester filled with events, concerts, speakers, and films. The goal of our blog is to provide the student body with information about upcoming events in order to draw more interest, explain what a specific event will entail, and what SAC is most eager for in the semester to come. Below, you will find the list of events and some highlights of our Spring semester.


Find the list of all our Spring Events at the bottom of the blog!


1/26 Bob Ross Guided Painting

“Bob Ross Night” Poster

Where: The Old Kletz

When: 7:00 PM

America fell in love with Bob Ross’ show The Joy of Painting when they began to air in the 1980’s. Although Ross passed away in 1995, original fans and new viewers are still able to rewatch his works on Youtube and Netflix. SAC’s “Painting with Bob Ross” event will give you the chance to paint along with your friends with guided instructions.

“Remember, there are no mistakes, only happy accidents!”-Bob Ross


2/1 Winter Fantasia

“Winter Fantasia” Poster

Where: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids — Ambassador Ballroom

When: 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Winter Fantasia celebrates everything we love about our (arguably) too-long of a snowy season with a formal dance! Dress in your best attire and dance the night away in the beautiful Grand Plaza Hotel in Downtown Grand Rapids. There will be a buffet of fancy appetizers and a bumping live DJ. Grab your tickets in advance for $12 in Anderson-Werkman or get them at the door for $15. Non-Hope students are also welcome to attend by purchasing a Non-Hope student ticket priced at $25. Click on this link to purchase your tickets online.

Frequently asked questions:

  • Do I need to bring a date?
    • Of course not! Some people like to throw it back to high school prom and dance with a partner while others prefer to go as pals!
  • What exactly does “best attire” entail?
    • For Women: Any dress you want to break out for the occasion is fine! Some ladies play it timeless with a floor length gown while others prefer to pick up a cocktail dress off the sale rack. Also, if you want to wear a suit or jumper, WEAR a suit or jumper. Anything you wear will look gorgeous, darling!
    • For Men: Wear a suit, wear a jacket, wear a dress, wear a button down, wear some slacks, dark jeans, dress shoes, vans, a tie, a bow tie, a bolo tie — just look classy. Keep it looking sharp, Hope Coll!
  • I don’t have a car. How will I get there?
    • We will have busses leaving from campus to bring your fancy self to downtown GR. Sign ups will be available in Student Life.

2/15 Wii Tournament

Where: Great Room — Bultman Student Center

When: 8:00 – 10:00 PM

Everyone loves the Wii, so come on out and show your gaming skills! There will be a variety of games to choose from: Mario Kart, Wii Sports, Just Dance and Super Smash Bros. No sign-up needed!


2/27 Austin Channing Brown

Where/When: TBD

Austin Channing Brown and her book “I’m Still Here.”

Austin Channing Brown is one of the most prevalent and leading voices on racial justice and black womanhood. The author of “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness” comes to Hope College to both speak and lead great conversation regarding faith, racial justice and womanhood. Her book reached the Top-20 on Amazon’s Best Sellers List last Spring and has been critically acclaimed by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist. We are looking forward to teaming up with BSU and MSO for this event. You can purchase the book in Hope’s bookstore or order it online. Join us in welcoming Brown and her brilliant words to our campus.


3/1 Silent Disco

Where: Great Room — Bultman Student Center

Silent Disco in the Pine Grove 2018

When: 9:00 – 11:00 PM

Bummed you missed the Pine Grove Silent Disco last semester?

 Well here is your second chance! There will be three different channels of music to choose from so you will have options depending on your music tastes. So grab a friend (or meet one there) and silently dance the night away. See you there!


3/30 Olympics Tournament

Where/When: TBD

Dodgeball was so last semester!  We have something better in store for you! Think your team can win? There’s only one way to find out. Be on the lookout for updates on the event and what competitions will be part of the tournament!


2018 “Really Big Talent Show” winners

4/13 The Really Big Talent Show

Where/When: TBD

Have a talent? Audition and you can show it off in one of our favorite events of the year! If you are interested in participating, please reach out to Kayla Lang (kayla.lang@hope.edu) as we draw nearer to the event. 

 



SAC SPRING 2019 SCHEDULE

Thursdays – Coffeehouse 9:00 PM

1/11 UCB Improv Comedy

1/12 Mothers Concert

1/18 Skyzone Trip

1/19 Hope Serves

1/25 SAC Film

1/26 Bob Ross Guided Painting

1/26 SAC Film

2/1 Winter Fantasia

2/15 SAC Film

2/15 Wii Tournament

2/16 SAC Film

2/18 Gungor, The Brilliance, & Propaganda Concert

2/22 The Hypnotist, Chris Jones

2/22 Michigander Concert

2/27 Austin Channing Brown

3/1 SAC Film

3/1 Silent Disco

3/2 Sac Film

3/29 Novo Amor Concert

3/30 Olympics Tournament

4/6 Snail Mail Concert

4/6 Tigers Game

4/13 The Really Big Talent Show

4/26 Spring Fling