Hope Summer Repertory Theatre receives a Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs grant

The Hope Summer Repertory Theatre (HSRT) received a $21,000 grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) to support the 2023 season!  Funding will support the six production, three venue season with productions of “Mary Poppins,” “Red Velvet,” “Rock of Ages,” “Constellations,” “Temporary,” and “Freaky Friday.” Each year, HSRT employs approximately 100 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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, …

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 …