Seven Things to Keep in Mind About Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

Dr. David Ryden, professor of political science and chair of the department, is an oft-sought-after national expert on the Supreme Court and the presidency. His scholarship on the topic has been cited on CNN, in The Christian Science Monitor, U.S. News and World Report, and The New York Times. He is also the author of The […]

Hope Students with Differing Views Seek Civility in Politics

Inaugurations become history and marches end, but as Beard and her students in D.C. see it, the love and grace of Jesus must abide.

Human Vocation Meets Canine Avocation

When Dr. Kirk Brumels looks at his Llewellin setter, Dixie, he not only sees a beloved family member, he also sees an athlete. The kinesiology professor, athletic trainer and avid upland bird hunter in him can’t help but recognize both bonds with his dog.

Hope 2017: A Watch List

New year. New semester. New classes. New start. The bisected rhythm of an academic year is something special. It affords faculty, staff and students two yearly markers for two new beginnings that most other entities and professions do not. In academia, new starts come at the end of summer (and the official start of a […]

Keeping it Real: A Librarian’s Advice to Ending Fake News

Now that fake news has gotten the spotlight in real news, (ie, the recent Pizzagate fiasco), research librarian Jessica Hronchek wants students – all of us really – to remember what we search for and read on the internet, especially on social media, is often precisely what we want to search for and read. It is this “filter bubble” that is at the heart of why fake news finds a footing on any of our newsfeeds at all.

Finding Meaning in the Storm

Hope’s Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren hopes to understand how survivors find meaning after natural disasters strike and how those events affect their views and relationship with God, all with the help of $1.8 million in funding from the John Templeton Foundation and colleagues at Wheaton College, Georgia State University, and the University of North Texas.

The Rivalry: Sport versus Religion?

A team of Hope and Calvin professors and students presented their research on sporting rivalry at the Inaugural Global Congress on Sport and Christianity at York St. John’s University in York, England during the summer of 2016. What they learned in the collaborative effort gets at the heart of Christ as well as their own.

The Joy of Forgiveness

A newly released book featuring the wisdom of two of the world’s greatest spiritual leaders – Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu of South Africa and the Dalai Lama of Tibet – cites research on forgiveness by Dr. Charlotte van Oyen Witvliet of the Hope College psychology department.

Team Hope Meets Team USA

Led by Professors Chad Carlson and Becky Schmidt of Hope’s kinesiology department, Hope students spent a week in Colorado — at the USOTC and at other professional sports venues like the Broncos Stadium of the NFL – to learn how elite athletes are developed and resourced. Carlson and Schmidt collaborated to create this first-time May Term to show students some ways that sporting pipelines fill and flow to produce wins and records for the United States.

Laugh Just for the Health of It

Some research has indeed proven that “laughter is the best medicine..” And Dr. Jayson Dribble, an associate professor of communication at Hope, told a LaughFest audience why and how when he was given a mic to not so much be funny – though it turns out he’s a pretty puny guy – as to teach about why being funny matters.