Deborah Van Duinen receives new Michigan Humanities Council award

Deborah Van Duinen, the Arnold and Esther Sonneveldt Associate Professor of Education, recently received a Michigan Humanities Council Humanities Grant award for $15.000. The project is titled Little Read Lakeshore 2022: A Hero’s Journey.

This project will support Little Read activities and expansion into Muskegon, specifically adding Muskegon Area Libraries and Muskegon Area School Districts. The chosen book for this year’s activities is Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña.

Congratulations on your new award, Deborah!

Brooke Odle receives new Sloan Scholars Mentoring Network grant award

Brooke Odle, Assistant Professor of Engineering, recently received a Social Science Research Council (SSRC)/Sloan Scholars Mentoring Network Grant award for $10,000. The project is titled Wearable Sensor-based Approaches to Predict and Reduce Musculoskeletal Injury Risk during Manual Patient-Handling Tasks.

This project will quantify the performance of manual patient-handling tasks through the use of wireless sensors used to capture data and gain insight on common movement patterns. From these data, training and task paradigms will be developed to promote safer techniques and reduce injury risk.

Congratulations on your new award, Brooke!

Deborah Van Duinen receives new National Endowment for the Arts/Arts Midwest award

Deborah Van Duinen, the Arnold and Esther Sonneveldt Associate Professor of Education, recently received a National Endowment for the Arts/Arts Midwest The Big Read award for $19,000.  For 2022, The Big Read Lakeshore will feature Circe by Madeline Miller.

More information about this year’s award can be found at the Holland Sentinel: https://www.hollandsentinel.com/story/news/local/2022/06/15/hope-colleges-big-read-lakeshore-announces-2022-books/7621150001/

Congratulations on your latest award, Deb!  

Annie Dandavati receives new Great Lakes Colleges Association award

Annie Dandavati, Professor of Political Science, recently received a $3,400 award from the Great Lakes Colleges Association Global Crossroads Initiative.

This project will bring Dr. Poonam Gandhi from FLAME University to talk on the topic of diversity and global learning in today’s higher education landscape and to meet with students and faculty during the Fall 2022 semester.

Congratulations on your recent award, Annie!

Kate Finley receives new award from the John Templeton Foundation

Kate Finley, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, recently received a $26,209 award from the John Templeton Foundation via the University of St. Andrews. The project is titled Mental Disorder, Religious Engagement, and Emotional Stability.

This project is part of Professor Finley’s larger research project on the intersections and interactions between mental disorders (e.g., depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, etc.) and different facets of religious engagement (including religious beliefs, experiences, and practices). This project will focus on mood swings and emotional stability, their role as key symptoms of various mental disorders, their centrality to our experience as selves, and the implications of all of this for how we understand our religious engagement.

Congratulations on your award, Kate!

Anne Heath receives new National Endowment for the Humanities award

Anne Heath, the Howard R. and Margaret E. Sluyter Associate Professor of Art History, recently received a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend award for $6,000. The project is titled The Holy Tear of Christ: Visual and Performance Culture at the Benedictine Abbey of La Trinite, Vendome, ca. 1150-1550.

In celebration of this achievement, Hope College’s Public Affairs and Marketing team featured Dr. Heath and this project in this press release.

Congratulations, Anne, on this significant accomplishment!

Mike Jipping and Deborah Van Duinen receive new Great Lakes Colleges Association award

Mike Jipping, Professor of Computer Science, and Deborah Van Duinen, Associate Professor of Education and Director of Big Read Lakeshore, recemtly received a $3,500 award from the Great Lakes Colleges Association Opening Doors of Dialogue: Pursuing College/Community Engagements and Partnerships Program. The project is title Deila Project for The Big Read.

This project will broaden the capacity of Big Read Lakeshore to better serve students and educators through the development and deployment of an app titled Deila, which is Icelandic for sharing. The app will allow students and teachers to better share ideas, content, discussions, and other programming across The Big Read Lakeshore region.

Congratulations on your award, Mike and Deborah!

Susan Ipri Brown receives new award from the Holland Junior Welfare League

Susan Ipri Brown, Director of ExploreHope and Assistant Professor of Engineering Instruction, recently received a $2,250 award from the Holland Junior Welfare League.  The project is titled Afterschool Enrichment Boxes.

This project will create up to 50 program boxes to share with various afterschool programs in Holland. Each box will contain enrichment activities in engineering, life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and earth/space sciences; each box is designed to provide materials for 10 students.

Congratulations on your new award, Susan!

Susan Ipri Brown receives new National Aeronautics and Space Administration award

Susan Ipri Brown, Director of ExploreHope and Assistant Professor of Engineering Instruction, recently received a $24,914 award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions (TEAM II) Community Anchor Award (CAAT).  The project is titled Linking Student Driven Data to NASA Data: Authentic Air Quality Data Inquiry for Improved Student Self-Efficacy.

Our colleagues in Public Affairs and Marketing developed a wonderful story of Susan’s new award; you are encouraged to read more about this project, the NASA TEAMS II CAAT Program, and ExploreHope: https://hope.edu/news/2022/academics/nasa-award-supports-explorehope-partnership-with-area-schools.html.

Congratulations on your new award, Susan!

Marsely Kehoe receives new Omohundro Institute fellowship

Marsely Kehoe, Assistant Director of the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Initiatives, recently received a $10,000 fellowship from the Omohundro Institute/National Endowment for the Humanities American Rescue Plan Fellowships Program. The project is titled Visualizing Textile Circulation in the Dutch Global Market, 1602–1795.

Visualizing Textile Circulation is a data-driven, digital exploration of archival, visual, and material evidence of the global textile trade through the lens of Dutch company trade.  Resources from this fellowship will allow for archival research, connections to textile and restoration specialists, and database editing and refinement. 

Congratulations, Marsely, on your new award!