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S e r v i n g t h e H o p e C o l l e g e C o m m u n i t y f o r 117 y e a r s
Former President Jacobson Passes
% Dr. John H. J a c o b s o n , w h o w a s p r e s i d e n t of H o p e C o l l e g e f o r 12 years, died on Tuesday, Feb. 8, following a stroke suffered earlier. He
w a s 71. Jacobson became Hope's lOih president on July 1, 1987, and served until retiring on June 30, 1999. In retirement, he and his w i f e of 5 0 years. Dr. Jeanne M c K e e Jacobson. w h o survives him. moved to Sarasota, Fla. "We are shocked and saddened by John's untimely death. He served the college well during his presidency, and I will always rem e m b e r him as a true gentleman and a genuinely delightful person to be with," said President J a m e s Bultman. w h o succeeded Jacobson. " J o h n J a c o b s o n l e f t a strong legacy at Hope, especially through his c o m m i t m e n t to the multicultural dimension of the college and the c a m p u s m i n i s t r i e s p r o g r a m . " B u l t m a n said. " H e had a vision f o r what Hope could be long after his presidency, including a vision for the recently completed capital fund-raising campaign, 'Legacies: A
New tuition rates announced for next year T h e Board of Trustees has announced new tuition, r o o m and board rates for the 20052006 school year. Tuition will be $28,420. R o o m i n g costs will be increased to $3,040, board f o r a 21 meal plan will be S3.628 a n d the activities fee will be $120. A 5.5% increase f r o m this year, this new amount will total $28,208.
college community. During J a c o b s o n ' s presidency. H o p e ' s enr o l l m e n t g r e w f r o m 2 . 7 1 0 to 2.911. T h e college's growth is reflected in additions to c a m p u s including the KnickerbockerTheatre
(1988). Lugers Fieldhouse (1991), DeWitt Tennis Center (1994). Haworth Inn and C o n f e r e n c e Center (1997) and C o o k R e s i d e n c e Hall (1997). The college's Van Wylen Library also opened during the spring of his first year as president. A c a d e m i c highlights included one national and two slate "Professors of the Year." and the appointment of three stud e n t s as "British Marshall S c h o l a r s . " Hope was in the top 25 nationally a m o n g b a c c a l a u r e a t e c o l l e g e s as a s o u r c e of Ph.D. recipients from 1991 to 1995 in the natural, physical and social sciences, according to a report by the National Science Foundation in 1997. Hope also bec a m e the only private, four-year, liberal arts college in the country to have national accreditation in art, dance, m u s i c and
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Legacies campaign finishes a success "Legacies: A Vision of Hope . . . will p r o v i d e the n e c e s s a r y resources for students and faculty to p e r f o r m at the very highest levels," wrote President James Bultman in the capital c a m p a i g n ' s case statement. T h e Z^ac/V.v campaign, the largest in H o p e ' s history, c o n c l u d e d successfully on January 28 to raise over $137 million for c a m p u s expansion and i m p r o v e m e n t Since it w a s announced in October of 2000. the project appealed to alumni, outside organizations, and friends of the college to help reach its lofty
Hope students and faculty alike can see President Bultman's words coming true before their eyes. A m o n g the most visible of Legacies* o b j e c t i v e s w a s to raise the n e c e s s a r y f u n d s for three m a j o r building projects: an addition to the aging Peale Science Center. Martha Miller Center f o r Global C o m m u nications. and DeVos Fieldhouse. These reflect an expansion of many of the college's academic departments beyond what previously existing facilities could hold. By relocating many departments to the new buildings. Legacies allows for m a j o r academic growth as the student b o d y continues to increase in
goals. As the college begins to fully utilize the resources of the renovated Peale Science Center and watches the new M a r t h a Miller Center and DeVos Fieldhouse take shape.
size. Martha Miller Center, scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2005, will house the department of communications, currently in Lubbers Hall, and the department of mod-
Vision of Hope. Dr. J a c o b Nyenhuis was the college's provost and w o r k e d c l o s e l y with J a c o b s o n throughout his 12-year presidency. "John Jacobson used his brilliant mind and d e e p faith in God in dedicated service to our beloved college for 12 years, during which time there were many significant changes at Hope," Nyenhuis said. " H e has g o n e to be with our Lord, leaving family and friends to grieve our loss, but his gentle spirit and wisd o m live on in those of us w h o knew, respected and loved him. J a c o b s o n ' s tenure at Hope was marked by growth of the college itself and significant recognition for Hope and members of the
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e m and classical languages, currently in Graves Hall. In addition, it will provide a new facility for the o f f i c e s of international education and multicultural life, the student radio station W T H S , and the Anchor. Legacies raised approximately $13 million for the center. DeVos Fieldhouse will be the new h o m e of many of H o p e ' s intercollegiate sports, along with the kinesiology department. It will allow Hope to host truly " h o m e " basketball games f o r the first time in over 75 years. The now renovated Peale Science Center was dedicated during the fall of 2004. Still to c o m e are several renovation projects, scheduled to begin after the new buildings are c o m pleted during the 2005-2006 school year. Lubbers and G r a v e s Halls, Dimnent Chapel, and the Dow Center are among those yet to be reno-
vated through funds that Legacies raised. T h e success of this campaign can be attributed to the generosity of those involved. "Over 3,000 individuals. families, corporations, and foundations participated," said Bill Anderson. Senior Vice President of Finance and Development. Hope has a history of building upon the generous contributions of friends of the college. T h e oldest existing building on campus. Van Vleck Hall, is n o w s t a n d i n g bec a u s e d o n o r s r e s p o n d e d to Rev. A l b e r t u s Van R a a l t e ' s p l e a s for funds. The average donation to Van Raalte's building fund in 1857 w a s $9.36. Similar fundraising efforts resulted in almost all of the major b u i l d i n g s at H o p e , f r o m G r a v e s Hall (the library and c h a p e l ) in 1894 to Van Wylen Library in 1987.
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Winter Fantasia promises a "rockin' good time" Katie Burkhardt SPORTS EDITOR
It's that time of year again. Second semester is underway, the college is restless, and Winter Fantasia is on the horizon. Fantasia, a long- standing tradition will take place on February 19 at A m w a y Grand in Grand Rapids. For all those new to campus, or simply unfamiliar with the event, Fantasia is a formal dance described by S A C director Sarah Burns ( ' 0 5 ) as "a rockin' good time." Overall the event is "classy," said B u m s . T h e food, the music, and the company are
all the finest quality. T h e music differs f r o m homecoming in the absence of a swing band, and a l t h o u g h this m a k e s the songs of the evening strictly chosen by the DJ, requests are all he will play. " P e o p l e sometimes get worried that he's just going to play whatever, but he d o e s take requests and I don't think a lot of people realize that." said B u m s . T h e request list will be available at the front of the ballroom and at the ticket table. T h e food for this event is "really too nice to eat," said Burns. According to S A C direc-
tor K a t i e R a n d a ( 4 0 5 ) f o o d f a v o r ite s are " C h o c o l a t e covered s t r a w b e r r i e s that are embossed, all edible." T h e estimated price for each individual strawberry has been estimated at over thirty dollars. S A C members have admitted to taking pictures of the food
where w e normally sell out. I would definitely buy them ahead of time." Randa said. Unfortunately, in past years people have been turned away. S A C has taken several precautions to a c c o m m o d a t e the popularity of this event and it is held in the largest ball-
last year. Eight hundred tickets for the S A C sponsored dance arc currently available at Student Development. Tickets will also be available at the door, but Randa advises against waiting that long to purchase one. "Tickets are available at the door and that's
room the A m w a y has to offer. For students concerned about transportation to the Grand Rapids location there is a bus available free of charge, but you there are only forty seats available. Sign up for the shuttle is also available at the Student Union Desk.
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Faculty, staff recognized for achievements Amanda Zoratti CAMPUS BEAT EDITOR
Heather Sellers, an English dept. faculty member, recently published a new book titled "Page After Page" and subtitled "Discover ihe Confid e n c e a n d Passion You N e e d to Start Writing and K e e p Writing ( N o Matter W h a t ) . " T h e book is based on Sellers* 15 years of experiences as a writer and is intended as guidance f o r others interested in the writing profession. "The chapters in this b o o k explain h o w I found out what kind of writing life w a s right for me. and what kinds of exercises and books I found useful along the way," she writes. "This book is, I hope, like sitting d o w n with m e . in my living room, over tea." The book contains three sections; "Blank Pages: Creating a New Writing Self," "Turning Pages: How to M a i n t a i n Your C o m m i t ment to Writing" and " N e w Pages: Finding Your Place in the World of Writing." Chapters range f r o m four to 12 pages and contain exercises on the book's concepts for practicing the techniques. The book w a s recently featured as a main selection of T h e Writers Digest B o o k C l u b and has generated an enorm o u s response via email. " I t ' s been the best thing ever, these emails," she said in a recent interview. " I t ' s great to be published. but to be read- it's amazing." Sellers has received national tribute for her poetry and short fiction as well. Nearly 5 0 of her poems, including "So To S p e a k " and
"Louisiana Literature" have been published in anthologies and journals. and her short stories have appeared in the c o m p a n y of works by Sandra Cisneros, Antonya Nelson, and Pam Houston in "Falling Backwards: stories of fathers and daughters." Recently, Sellers has finished a textbook draft titled " T h e Passionate Beginner" and is currently developing a memoir she is considering titling "Face First." S h e also intends to create a sequel to " P a g e by P a g e " c a l l e d " C h a p t e r a l t e r Chapter." T h o m a s Ludwig . a professor of psychology, has also received national r e c o g n i t i o n , h a v i n g been n a m e d the 2005 recipient of the Charles L. B r e w e r Distinguished T e a c h i n g of P s y c h o l o g y Award, presented by the American Psychological Foundation. The award is given to those w h o demonstrate a significant career contribution to the teaching of psychology, as well as those w h o h a v e shown e x e m plary performance as a classroom teacher, development of innovative curricula of psychology, and development of effective teaching methods and materials. First awarded in 1970, the honor is n a m e d a f t e r Dr. C h a r l e s L. Brewer of the Furman University psychology faculty, w h o w a s the first to receive the a w a r d in 1989. T h e foundation w a s established in 1953 and p r o v i d e s s c h o l a r s h i p s , grants, and awards to advance the psychology profession. " O n the o n e hand, this a w a r d w o n ' t really change anything about my l i f e h e r e at Hope," Ludwig said. "Fll be inv o l v e d in t h e same activities and teaching the same classes. On the other hand, it gives m e a great deal of satisfaction to have my work recognized
It's been wonderful to be at a place like Hope where the administration and faculty have been so supportive of my work. —Thomas Ludwig, Professor of Psychology
and appreciated this way." Ludwig has developed websites for the psychology department, prog r a m m e d several research assignments, and developed both " P s y c h S i m " and " P s y c h Q u e s t " to further the progress of the profession. " T h e r e are several different teaching a w a r d s . " said Professor David Myers, "but this is like the Nobel Prize of awards for the teaching of psychology." "I hope my programs will make it a little bit easier for students to understand the principles of psychology," Ludwig said, " i t ' s been wonderful to be at a place like Hope w h e r e the administration and faculty have been so supportive of my work." Faculty member Michelle B o m b e is e n j o y i n g n e w e x p e r i e n c e s as s h e c o s t u m e s f o r " S h a k e s p e a r e B e h i n d B a r s , " an educational outreach p r o g r a m of the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival. B o m b e works with the festival each s u m m e r , d e s i g n i n g c o s t u m e s for the Shakespearean plays. "Shakespeare Behind Bars" is a program for prison inmates to analyze their lives and personal issues while encountering a classic piece of theatre. Artistic director of Kentucky S h a k e s p e a r e Festival Curt Tofteland created the p r o g r a m in 1995 and continues to oversee and d i r e c t its p r o g r e s s . It w a s the f e s t i v a l ' s objective that attracted B o m b e to I he j o b - the f e s t i v a l ' s motto is "Art is for everyone, not just those who can pay," a statement B o m b e fully supports. B o m b e ' s first encounter with the Luther Luckctt Correctional Facility c a m e as a guest lecturer in the prison. "Certainly, I w a s a p p r e h e n si v e about entering a male prison-1 had all the same stereotypes and connotations about inmates that other people probably have. But those fears and apprehensions melted the minute that I w a s able to meet with
Above, Professor Bombe w o r k s with the inmates to put together new costume ideas for the show. the men and sec them for the hum a n b e i n g s and individuals that they are." Once B o m b e w a s able to see the men as individuals, the value of her work became more apparent. " T h e work that the m e n d o in Shakespeare Behind Bars is transformative. By wrestling with the concepts and motivations of their characters, they are able to see inside themselves and what led to the choices that they have made in their lives. I have always felt like my art w a s giving back in s o m e way. but this work is tangible." Philomath Films has produced a 90 minute documentary about " S h a k e s p e a r e B e h i n d B a r s " that w a s selected as o n e of 16 films which premiered at Sundance Film Festival last month. T h e film follows the nine m o n t h production p r o c e s s of " T h e T e m p e s t . " produced in 2003, at the medium-security prison. "It is incredibly exciting to have the work d o c u m e n t e d to share with others," Bombe said. "The hope is that other people will be drawn to this kind of work and realize the function that the arts can play in the changing of people's lives." One of the choices B o m b e and
the director have made is to keep the inmates looking like prisoners. T h e prison uniform is always the foundation of the costume, allowing the audience to view the play through multiple layers. " T h e real reward of this work is my interaction with the men in the company," Bombe said. "They have taught me more than I have given them." Finishing Line Press is publishing a c h a p b o o k this spring titled " W o m e n Fresh from Water," written by Jackie Bartley of the English faculty. T h e collection of p o e m s explores the nature of living in a world that is lovely, confusing, and f r i g h t e n i n g at t h e s a m e t i m e through the lives of w o m e n and girls near the water. Bartley has previously published five books of poetry and has appeared in many journals. Four of her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Bartley will read her new p o e m s o n F r i d a y , F e b r u a r y 18 at t h e B o o k m a n in G r a n d Haven. T h e reading will begin at 7 p.m. and copies will be available f o r order at that time. T h e book costs S I 4 before March S21 and $ 16 after that for shipping costs.
LEGACIES from 1 T h e funding for the new buildings and renovations does not c o m e f r o m student tuition. While the building projects will make the most apparent physical changes to campus, the largest single portion of the capital campaign went toward an e n d o w m e n t to help
future generations of students attend Hope. T h e S52 million allocated to e n d o w m e n t allowed for (he creation of 138 new scholar"Fundraising campaigns are essential to Ihe future of H o p e . " Anderson said.
With record enrollment during the fall of 2004, it continues to be important that the college encourages growth rather than inhibits it. Through projects like Legacies, Hope will assuredly continue to grow for many
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T H E BLAME G A M E Amanda Zoratti CAMPUS BEAT EDITOR
Walking around campus. I've heard many attempts to j u s t i f y the rowdy and disrespectful behaviors demonstrated at recent sporting events. While it may be true that Hope College students are not the only ones w h o have displayed poor sportsmanship and inappropriate behavior, other college's behaviors do not justify our poor conduct in any way.
It's easy to blame our poor actions. As w e were all taught as children. two wrongs do not make a right, and the s a m e applies here. T h e attempt to rationalize our actions this way is completely invalid. T h e b a s k e t b a l l g a m e is in the past; it is irrelevant to the hockey game. Therefore, it d o e s not serve as an e x c u s e f o r r u d e c o n d u c t . While Calvin may have had a sign saying " H o p e Girls Are Easy," our students could not have known that sign would be present w h e n they
brought theirs, so that d o e s n ' t really relate either, and even if they had, it does not mean w e have to retaliate with such infantile idiocy. Another argument I have heard is that some of the signs had supportive material on the back of the poster, so they were not really being rude. I ' m sorry, but I fail to see h o w a s u p p o r t i v e remark legitimizes putting others down. As children it may have been acceptable to blame our actions on the behaviors of others. As college stu-
dents. w e are responsible f o r our own decisions. I have also heard remarks indicating that if w e were not loud and disruptive our team would not have won. This is an insult to our character and the team's ability. While support for our team undoubtedly increased their drive, w e have a talented enough group of players that they could be successful without stooping to the low levels of cheating or trash talk. Why should our student body have to detract from
their ability by losing our sense of pride? It is one thing to show u p and support your team. It is another issue entirely to s h o w u p to be a negative force in the spirit of healthy competition. Regardless of the actions of Calvin C o l l e g e o r any o t h e r school, Hope students are res p o n s i b l e f o r their o w n demeanor. Lack of respect for our competitors and ourselves is a disgrace to everything w e stand for.
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African American scholars featured Traveling exhibit makes a stop at the Holland Museum Kari Foust STAFF REPORTER
In honor of Black Hisiory Month, ihe n a t i o n a l l y t r a v e l i n g e x h i b i t "Twelve Black Classicists: A Photographic Installation" has arrived at the Holland M u s e u m for the m u s e u m ' s first ever AfricanAmerican exhibit. Wayne Stale University professor Michele Valerie Ronnick c r e a t e d t h e e x h i b i t a n d il w a s f u n d e d by a H a r v a r d U n i v e r s i t y foundation. The exhibit began traveling this past September. U is currently being sponsored by Hope College's Modern & Classical L a n g u a g e s and the Holland M u s e u m . Ronnick has done extensive research on the African-American i n t e l l e c t u a l s s h o w c a s e d by t h i s exhibit. She has compiled and kept
information about these individuals involved with the classical subjects of Latin. Greek, and Mythology. She believes they were "pioneers for civil equality" and therefore should be acknowledged as such. "Twelve Black C l a s s i c i s t s " f e a t u r e s 13 (twelve plus one late addition) African-American G r e e k and Latin s c h o l a r s w h o taught in the aftermath of the Civil War. t h e r e b y creating a path for AfricanAmerican students to come. T h e exhibit itself is made up William Sanders Scarborough of p h o t o g r a p h s of t h e classicists along with some of their an internationally respected classics scholar. Throughout his life, he w a s personal belongings, and reports on a m e m b e r of t h e A m e r i c a n their experiences directly after the Philological Association, was the Emancipation. first black m e m b e r of the M o d e m Ronnick has been working for Language Association, and was years on a book featuring one of the Twelve Classicists, William president of Wilberforce University. Sanders Scarborough (1852-1926). H e w a s b o m into slavery and died A l o n g with S c a r b o r o u g h , the
Two decades later, St. Olaf Choir sings return engagement World renowned choral ensemble maintains special relationship with Hope College Shannon Mee STAFF REPORTER
T h e St. Olaf Choir will be performing at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in Dimnent Memorial Chapel. T h e choir is an amazing a cappela ensemble with a vast performing repertoire, and has b e c o m e arguably the most famous collegiate choir in the United States. " T h e r e is a high standard e x p e c t e d f o r choirs that c o m e here," said Derek Emerson, H o p e ' s arts coordinator, "and they are recognized as o n e of the top choral ensembles in the United States". T h e last time the choir was at Hope w a s in 1985, and because the college has a very special connection to St. Olaf, they consented to performing here once again. Dr. B r a d R i c h m o n d f r o m t h e m u s i c department went to St. Olaf w h e n he w a s an undergraduate and sang with the choir himself. "As fate would h a v e it I actually sang with them the last time they were here," said Dr. Richmond. This creates a connection between Hope and St. Olaf. Their history is very interesting. It was first f o u n d e d in 1912 under director F. M e l i u s C h r i s t i a n s e n as an c o m p a n i o n to the St. J o h n ' s Lutheran Church Choir in Northfield.
C h r i s t i a n s e n h i m s e l f w a s the s o n o f a N o r w e g i a n factory worker w h o emigrated to the US w h e n he w a s 17. H e was extremely musically talented and soon after studied at Augsburg College, after which he returned t o E u r o p e to s t u d y m u s i c at t h e R o y a l Conservatory of music in Leipzig, Germany. A f t e r r e t u r n i n g , h e t a u g h t v i o l i n in Minneapolis b e f o r e taking the o f f e r to head the beginnings of the St. Olaf Choir. That "fledgling choir" n o w sets o n e of the highest standards amongst our n a t i o n ' s choir ensembles. " A n d i t ' s c o m p r i s e d e n t i r e l y of undergraduates!/' said Dr. Richmond. During only 9 0 years of existence they have seen only four directors (one of which w a s father and then son), has performed for audiences in major concert halls including N e w York City, W a s h i n g t o n D. C., C h i c a g o , and Denver, and has even gained world acclaim. In 1988 they were o n e of only five choirs invited to take part in the Seoul Olympic Arts Festival in South Korea. Just a couple years prior to that they had a four week concert tour of the people's republic of China, H o n g Kong, Japan and Taiwan. E l e v e n tours to E u r o p e and Asia h a v e surely added to their renown. Not to mention that they have been the only student ensemble ever to be invited to take part in the extremely prestigious Strasbourg Festiva in France. In fact, they w e r e e n j o y e d so m u c h in that festival in 1970 that they were invited back in 1972. And they h a v e previously released
o t h e r classicists featured are: Edward Wilmot Blyden, Richard Theodore Greener. James Monroe Gregory. Frazelia Campbell. Wiley Lane. William Henry C r o g m a n . John Wesley Gilbert. Daniel Barclay Williams. Lewis Baxter Moore, Reuben Shannon Lovinggood, George Morton Lightfoot, and Helen Maria Chesnutt. Ronnick emphasizes, "Everyone who studies language and literature in the U.S. today can trace the origin of t h e i r d i s c i p l i n e s t o t h e scholars featured in this photo installation." The exhibit has already passed through the Detroit Public Library, Princeton University, Emory University, the University of Michigan, and venues in New York City, St. Louis, and Birmingham. Alabama. Traveling nationally with the p h o t o g r a p h y and information are some artifacts, s o m e personal b e l o n g i n g s of
William Sanders Scarborough, as well as slave shackles, and Confederate currency. As the Exhibit Statement reports, these classicists d e m o n s t r a t e d d u r i n g their lives that "although there may be social segregation, it is i m p o s s i b l e to s e g r e g a t e t h e mind." T h e p r o g r a m s / e v e n t s f o r the r e m a i n d e r of the m o n t h are a s follows: Feb. 10—lecture entitled "Twelve Black Classicists" (Professor Michele Ronnick). Feb. I I — " L i f e as a S u n d a n e s e R e f u g e e " s p e e c h and tour, F e b . 19—"Mighty Times: T h e Legacy of R o s a P a r k s " film, F e b . 21 — "Contested Hisiory" discussion of classicists, Feb. 2 4 — A n AfricanAmerican Celebration (includes food, music, and the exhibit). The Holland M u s e u m is open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on M o n d a y , Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, and 2 - 5 p.m. on Sunday. It is located at 31 West lO* St.
i19 recordings! Students involved in the St. Olaf C h o i r h a v e got to be committed. "They're basically a professional organization," said Richmond. ^ m i "The choir m e m b e r s must commit wholly to the choir, and practices are 5 days a week, an hour and a half a day. I t ' s not The St. Olaf Choir, performing Thursday in Dimnent. unlike sport's attendance in the high standards that are set." c h o i r A l a r g e v a r i e t y of m u s i c w i l l be performed which includes classical works, Touring c o m m i t m e n t s lake u p a c o u p l e spirituals, world music and some n e w works, w e e k s of each s e m e s t e r and the audition they are a different type of choir and will p r o c e s s is c h a l l e n g i n g . T o g i v e a b r i e f definitely contrast s o m e of the other choirs overview, students have a t w o step audition that Hope has hosied in the past. process, they first audition with the conductor " W h a t ' s neal about ihis (performance) is privately and then afterward call backs with that people will gel lo see that different choral include singing in groups that will gel moved groups can d o d i f f e r e n t things," Emerson around. T h e r e is no doubt this attributes to
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their amazing sound, they audilion in a way that o n e can hear whose voice is compatible with w h o s e . In the end, the students w h o m a k e it arc not guaranteed permanent spots. Currently they are under the direction of Dr. Anton Armstrong and has a 75 member
said. Tickets can be bought at the Dewitt Center at H o p e f r o m 10am u n t i l 5 p m M o n d a y t h r o u g h Friday. T h e cost f o r m i n o r s and students is $ 1 0 and then $ 2 0 for the rest of the general public.
Hope Jazz Ensemble plays like close-knit musical family Lindsey Manthei SENIOR STAFF REPORTER
T h e y finish each o t h e r ' s sentences. T h e y argue back and forth. Is it an old married couple bickering? No, it's the Hope College Jazz Ensemble and you can hear them turn that conversation into music tonight at 7 : 3 0 p.m. in Dimnent Chapel. "Jazz is important bccause of its interactive element. We s n u g g l e to finish each other's musical sentences: we're having a conversation on stage. Bccause of this, the music tends lo go into unexpected places that no single player could go by him or her self.
I love that communal feeling of playing jazz," said G l e n n L e s t e r ( 0 5 ) , a b a s s i s t in the ensemble. U n d e r the direction of P r o f e s s o r Brian C o y l e , the e n s e m b l e s will be p e r f o r m i n g several different lypes of j a z z including post bop and hard b o p at 7 : 3 0 p.m. on February 9 in D i m n e n t Chapel. " ' H a r d b o p ' and 'post bop' refer to certain styles of small-group j a z z popularized in the 1950s and 1960s. Hard bop lends to be funky, intense j a z z with catchy melodies and soulful improvisation: post b o p is typified by the Miles Davis Quintet of the 1960s: prickly
m e l o d i e s , a f l e x i b l e r h y t h m section, a n d plenty of interaciion between players." Lester said. "Jazz concerts are usually laid back; w e have a lot of f u n onstage and thai usually translates to the audience having fun l i s t e n i n g . J a z z p r i z e s i m p r o v i s a t i o n and interaction and thai includes the audience; the band and the listeners can feed off of each other, w h i c h m a k e s for a very f u l f i l l i n g experience for everyone." T h i s is t h e J a z z E n s e m b l e s f i r s t performance of the semester, with many more to follow t h r o u g h o u t the spring. The ensembles have been preparing all term, and
are excited to have a chance to perform. "They are all terrific young players. T h e y work extremely hard," Coyle said. A v a r i e t y of c o m p o s i t i o n s w i l l b e performed by the 26 students involved in the group, including Firsl Love S o n g " by Bob Brookmeyer; "Flight of the F o o Birds" by Neil Hefti and "Strange Vibes" by Horace Silver. "I t h i n k t h e p u b l i c w i l l e n j o y i h e compositions as well as the mature level of performance that many of the students have achieved " said Coyle.
F e b r u a r y 9, 2 0 0 5
Diversity on campus achieves a "double victoiv Initiating equal opportunities for Greek diversity on campus
SPOTLIGHT Jenny Cencer SPOTLIGHT EDITOR
"Somehow we must be able to stand up before our most bitter opponents and say: "we shall match your capacity to inflict suffering by our capacity to endure suffering. We will meet your physical force with soul force. Do to us what you will and we will still love you. We cannot in all g o o d conscience obey your unjust laws and abide by the unjust system, because noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good...But be assured that we'll wear you d o w n by our capacity to suffer, and one day we will w i n our freedom. We will not only w i n freedom for ourselves; we will s o appeal to your heart and conscience that we will w i n you in the process, and our victory will be a double victory." -Martin Luther King jr.
strength to promote academic excellence; to No, not the Greek nationality. T h e historic p r o v i d e s c h o l a r s h i p s a n d s u p p o r t to the National African American sorority. Delta underserved; educate and stimulate particiSigma Theta may have a chapter on H o p e ' s pation in the establishment of positive pubc a m p u s in the near future. Several students lic policy; and to highlight issues and prohave voiced an interest in creating the orgavide solutions for problems in their c o m m u nization and have initialed the application nities. progress. Diana Breclaw of Student Development said. "The girls MUSxa** fhiu VJMm/T. in want to build c o m munity among (ynr Mmmf African American w o m e n on campus. A lot of their family m e m b e r s were a part of it and they want to have that collegiate Delta S i g m a Theta is an equal opportuexperience." nity organization and invites all women to Historically, the organization has been reapply who exhibit excellent personal and pronowned for the integrity of its members. In fessional character with high moral code, and order to be admitted, applicants must maina c o m m i t m e n t to giving back in service to tain a strict grade point average as well as the community. participate in c o m m u n i t y service projects. Delta S i g m a Theta Sorority. Inc. is a priAll w o m e n of every race are accepted in the vate, non-profit organization whose purpose sorority and are encouraged to apply. Interis to provide assistance and support through ested students can contact Jennifer established p r o g r a m s in local c o m m u n i t i e s Blackman and Sona Smith, as well as advithroughout the world. A sisterhood of more sor Vanessa Greene. than 200,000 predominately Black college T h e Sorority was founded in 1913 by 22 educated w o m e n , the Sorority currently has students at Howard University. These young o v e r 9 0 0 c h a p t e r s located in the United w o m e n w a n t e d to u s e t h e i r c o l l e c t i v e
Slates, England. Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, B e n n u d a , the B a h a m a s and the Republic of Korea. The organization emphasizes: E c o n o m i c Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health. Political Awareness and Involvement For a d d i t i o n a l i n f o r m a t i o n , visit www.dcllasigmatheta.org.
The first public act performed by the Delta Founders i n v o l v e d their participation in the W o m e n ' s Suffrage March in W a s h i n g t o n D.C., March 1913. Delta Sigma Theta w a s i n c o r p o r a t e d in 1930. The original artwork is a life sized painting on canvas created by artist Tarleton Blackwell. The original hangs in the National Headquarters Office in Washington, D.C.
In 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson established Negro History Week during the month of February to honor the contributions of African-Americans. The name was later changed to Black History Week, and eventually expanded to Black History Month in 1976.
Hope's diversity perspective challanged bv Race In Aiiierlca Charles Green GUEST WRITER
We lalk too m u c h about race at H o p e C o l l e g e . We d o n ' t t a l k enough about race. We talk a lot about race, but w e never do anything about it. You can find plenty of people on this c a m p u s to support any of these positions. T h i s semester, h o w e v e r , s t u d e n t s in a psychology class are reading, talking, a n d â€” i n a small w a y â€” e v e n d o i n g s o m e t h i n g with regard to understanding the role of race here at Hope. Every Tuesday and Thursday af-
t e r n o o n this s e m e s t e r , 34 H o p e C o l l e g e s t u d e n t s are m e e t i n g in Race in America, the Psychology D e p a r t m e n t ' s t w o - c r e d i t general education course. We h a v e an interesting mix of people, for s o m e , H o p e is the most h o m o g e n e o u s place t h e y ' v e ever been; f o r others, it's the most diverse. Most of the students are While, but there are several American students of color and a couple of international students, too. W h e n I asked the students at the end of previous semesters of the c o u r s e f o r their s u g g e s t i o n s f o r
improvement, o n e bit of feedback w a s strong and consistent: Provide students in this class with an opportunity to share what they learn with others on campus. Therefore, with the generous cooperation of Ihe staff of The Anchor, w e are going to make some of what w e learn this semester available to you. T h r e e limes throughout the term, w e will lake stock in class, summarizing what w e have learned to that point and analyzing the role of race at H o p e College in light of the things w e have studied. Each time, we will write a s u m m a r y of
our key points and publish them in The Anchor. In this way. w e can tell you something about whal w e h a v e learned and also encourage you to let u s k n o w a b o u t y o u r thoughts and your experiences. A couple of years ago, the satirical magazine The Onion published a M a r c h 1 h e a d l i n e that read, " W h i l e History Year Resumes." It w a s a way of poking fun at the tendency to limit our study of Black history to the month of February, and to go about business as usual as soon as the month has ended. I believe thai it's good lo set aside
up. In order to honor those twelve he named a year after
Gung heyfatchoyl Joseph Tolton GUEST WRITER
Orientals worldwideare greeting each other today with ' G u n g hey fat c h o y " which literally m e a n s I wish you prosperity and wealth or Happy N e w Year. Based on the lunar ;alendar. Chinese new year always falls on a different day. lowever, is close enough lo January 1 that the lunar New Year is always in January o r February. According to Scotland Online's New Year site, "the Chiicse Lunar N e w Year is the longest chronological record in listory." T h e calendar has been around since 2 6 0 0 BC and *' the longesl chronological record in history" (Scolland Dnline's N e w Year site). Emperor Huang Ti started the syse m when he first introduced the Zodiac. It has a sixty year :ycle made u p of five groups of twelve years, each repre>ented by a particular animal. Legend describes how Buddha asked all of the animals o see him b e f o r e he left the earth, but only twelve showed
each one of t h e m in the order lhal they arrived. 2005. as the Year of the Green Rooster, is designated by colors which correspond lo the traditional elements of metal, water, wood. fire, and soil. An element corresponds lo a color; metal is white or golden, water is black, wood is green, fire is red. and soil is brown. Each color will also occur twice within the 12 year rotation, lo signify yin and yang. In China, the celebration is associated with the legend of a village battling a monster. On o n e winter evening a monster c a m e and ravaged ihe village. T h e following year the s a m e thing happened. On the Uiird year, Ihe villagers decided lo take action to stop the monster f r o m coming. T h e y h u n g red banners to scare ihe monster away. Also, firecrackers, drums, and g o n g s were used lo make loud noises. All of the different elements helped keep the monster away. For several d a y s after w h e n the monster would have come, the villagers visiled each other, danced, and ale great food lo celebrate. T h e s e traditions are reenacted and vary throughout m a n y oriental cultures such as Japan, Korea, and Ihe Vietnam.
specific occasions to learn about the history of African-Americans and of others outside the mainstream of White American society. But I also think that it's important to be inf o r m e d by t h a t k n o w l e d g e a n d those perspectives all year long. I hope thai the occasional pieces published by the Race in America students will provide an on-going opportunity f o r those of us at Hope to learn how lo build a college lhal will be a genuine c o m m u n i t y f o r people of every color and culture. Look for the first article in just a couple of weeks.
l-fapyy Lunar i s / e w Year wishes of goocf fieaftf. and fortune from tfie 'Asian 'Perspective 'Association!
F e b r u a r y 9, 2 0 0 4
Hope dedicates weeks to 24/7 prayer Students, faculty and staff sign up to pray in the Keppel House basement around the clock for three weeks
Erin L Hotta INFOCUS EDITOR
Vision for prayer room A s ihc door opens lo the basemcnl. one is greeted with a woven mat, sole stained shoes and a sign that reads: "Take off your sandals, for the place that you are standing is holy ground," Exodus 3:5. T h e walls are textured in paper covered in written prayer requests and lyres of psalms. On one wall hangs m a p s of the world, A m e r i c a and Holland complete with plastic thumb tacks pushed into each location receiving prayer. Upon the floor sits a guitar next lo piled blankets and worship hymnals. In the middle of the r o o m lay a wooden cross and a place lo kneel in quiet refleciion. T h i s is the place r e s e r v e d for 24 h o u r prayer, found in the basement of the Keppel House. This w e e k marked the first of three weeks of 24 h o u r prayer on c a m p u s . On Feb. 4 Bethany Metiers ( ' 0 6 ) spoke at chapel to int r o d u c e her vision f o r c o n t i n u o u s p r a y e r a m o n g the H o p e c o m m u n i t y . T h i s idea, which came aboul in October, w a s spurred while Metiers w a s reading Red Moon Rising how 24/7 praxer is awakening a generation. T h r o u g h this reading, she said, "my heart became ignited f o r 24/7 prayer to be on H o p e ' s c a m p u s . " After embracing this idea, Metters spent t w o whole months praying and fasting f o r a direction in this vision. "I knew that God wanted me to put this idea into action, but 1 didn't know h o w and I
In the prayer room, it's not about putting your arms up in the air to look like a good Christian. It's a place where you can go and be humble. â€” Megan Fuller ('07)
didn't know where. I mean, where is there a place open 24 hours for people to g o ? " said Metters. T h e answer arrived two w e e k s a g o after the chapel staff suggested that Metier's use the Keppel House basement as the prayer room. A f t e r i n g the decision was made, Metier's vision, which took months to form, c a m e together in the matter of t w o weeks. A w e e k ago, Metier's spoke at chapel and encouraged studenls, faculty and staff to sign u p for one hour lime slots of prayer on www.go29.com By today, each hour has been filled with volunteers praying. Hope for the Nations assigned today lo be a day in which each hour be spent praying for a differenl country, including countries such as Africa, Uzbekistan and India. Yesterday, 2 6 people signed up to fill each time slot, s o m e of w h i c h also noted that they brought friends to pray with them. Tomorrow over 26 people have volunteered again lo pray around the clock. M e g a n Fuller ( ' 0 7 ) is o n e student w h o believed that the prayer r o o m is something that H o p e ' s c a m p u s spiritually needs. " A t c h a p e l t h e r e are d i s t i n c t ' c h a p e l cliques'. Sometimes it almost seems at chapel that prayer and worship is used to impress others. I think the prayer r o o m is an awesome idea because its taking prayer outside of the chapel,"Fuller said. "In the prayer
room, it's not aboul putting your arms up in the air lo look like a good Christian, it's a place where you can go and be humble. God wants il real and h u m b l e and d e d i c a t e d . " Dane Clark ('08) agreed that the prayer room will help H o p e ' s spiritual growth as a campus. "I ihink that it's an a w e s o m e idea lo have 24 hour prayer at a college that isn't necessarily a c a m p u s where you need to be a required Christian, that's amazing. I know lhat things will happen with this and il will produce fruit for o u r c a m p u s " Clark said. Jen Wierenga ('06), w h o prayed last night in the prayer r o o m f r o m 10:55 to 11:55 p.m., thinks that the prayer room is going lo contribute lo a spiritual revival on campus. "This year people keep talking about a revival that's going lo happen. But I really Ihink that's not g o i n g to happen until w e pray f o r it. I think that the prayer room is asking f o r the revival to c o m e and do things on ihis campus and in our lives," said Wierenga. "Plus,
it's really nice to have a place lo go lo scream my lungs out where no one will hear m e and also it's great to be there with another person and pray for each oilier." Metiers said that her vision is lo have this prayer r o o m flourish on c a m p u s and develop its personality through the response of the Hope community. " M y vision is for our people lo surrender to God, to c o m e and pray. And through that prayer, I hope lhat il ignites a cause, a vision and a mission to do G o d ' s will." Paul Boersma, chaplain, encouraged the c o m m u n i t y lo lake advantage of the 24 hour prayer r o o m as an outlet to hear G o d . "The primary posture lo receive visions and d r e a m s f r o m God is t h r o u g h prayer. W h e n we pray, w e ' r e exposed to G o d ' s light. It humbles us. It makes us dependent. And H e begins lo c h a n g e us." B o e r s m a said. ' T h r o u g h prayer, we begin lo think like G o d , as he reveals his heart to ordinary broken people like you and me."
Hope students say campus needs prayer for:
P H O T O S BY A N N A V A N W Y C K
Two students pray with one another in the new 24 hour prayer room found in the bottom of the Keppel House.
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^AricKor Editor's voice Your voice is what you make it First off, I would like lo lhank everyone w h o senl in letters this week. With only four issues out so far this semester, there has already been an overwhelming amount of student voice. I encourage you lo keep it up. Even for those w h o do not completely agree with everything w e print, what you have lo say can only make this paper better. 1 believe it is important to have healthy dialogue concerning issues that we as a c a m p u s c o m m u nity care a b o u t T h e letters printed in this issue are good examples of this; however. I would like to remind everyone that we are all adults and therefore c a p a b l e of mature and civilized discussion. T h e Anchor is your student newspaper and you all play an important role in what goes into it. Having said that, I ' m g o i n g to shut up now and let your letters speak for themselves.
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Your voice Lack of student voice addressed To the Editor Yes. the Anchor is our paper. Yes, w e should take pride in it. especially because it's what potential students and alumni see. But the truth is, w e ' r e c o l l e g e s t u d e n t s . Some of us are lazy. Most of us are busy. If t h e r e ' s something in the paper that really gets under our collar, w e ' l l write, but other than that, there's no motivation. I k n o w I personally barely write even though I enjoy ihe Anchor and
am interested in print media. I was g u n g - h o for writing in f r e s h m a n and the first part of sophomore year, but the editor w a s hostile and m o c k e d a n y o n e with a d i f f e r i n g viewpoint. I w a s angered, but I figured, "Fine. T h e y don't want my voice. That's their problem." I don't presume that everyone else on campus feels either way...just that s o m e p e o p l e m i g h t . I t ' s s o m e t h i n g to think about...
Johanna Swanson ('06)
Student responds to recent Anchor article on student actions at Hope/Calvin hockey game most guys wearing at the beach. Not to mention, you are going to watch a sporting event, not a fashion show. If you go lo almost any I love Hope athletics, all sports for that Division I college or pro sporting event you matter, and recently I read the Anchor article will see g u y s with m e ssa g e s painted on their about the behavior of Hope fans at the H o p e / chests, and s o m e t i m e s girls with painted Calvin hockey game. And I have read in past stomachs. It is part of the sporting experiAnchor pieces about how the Hope/Calvin ence. In fact, not to long a g o I happened to rivalry has shifted towards the more extreme notice a handful of g u y s f r o m Durfee with end of the spectrum. W h e t h e r o r not those painted chests at a Pistons game. I will howformer pieces were in the form of letter to ever admit that some, not all, Hope f a n s m a y the editor o r if they were written by an Anh a v e gone a little overboard at the h o c k e y c h o r staff m e m b e r . 1 c a n ' t r e m e m b e r . g a m e . I w a s at the g a m e and even I w a s Through these articles I have gotten the imslightly shocked by the " b l u n t n e s s " of some pression that the rivalry has reached an unof die chants and signs. Yes. I think the sign healthy level and that we should all get along about Calvin girls w a s inappropriate. But I and be friends. I would like lo say that I believe that rivalry is at a healthy level. L i k e I also feel that you cannot label the actions of all Hope fa n s because of one hockey game. said earlier I love Hope athletics, I h a v e ever Take the Dew Crew for example, al any game since I became familiar with the college. One w e make sure that w e k e e p all of our chants of the things I love most about Hope athletics is the rivalry between H o p e and Calvin. 1 wilhin ihe realm of good sportsmanship. In stead of chanting â€˘'bullshit" at the games w e make it a point lo attend every Hope sportchant or yell the word "obscenities." T h e r e ing event possible, especially Hope/Calvin was also a quote saying that is unfortunate games. In your most recent article, there w a s that we d o n ' l show Christ's love at the g a m e s a c o m m e n t about the underdressed nature of being the Christian school w e are. I do not some of the Hope fans at the game. W h a t the like the use of this quote. I consider myself a a r t i c l e f a i l e d to m e n t i o n w a s that t h o s e strong Christian and a sports fan. in fact 1 shirtless fans had words of support painted want lo make a career working with athletes on their chests. T h o s e fans also had as much, and sports, and 1 take o f f e n s e to what this if not more, clothing on than one would see quote is implyi n g . T o m e it says that w e as sports fans check our beliefs al the door _ and become s o m e sort of editor-in-chief Maureen Yonovitz
To the Editor
Amanda Zoratti Jordan Wolfson Erin L'Hotta Katie Burkhardt Jenny Cencer Kirsten Winek Rachel Dondistribution manager Garrison Dyer production assistant Sean Daenzer advisor Mark A. Lewison campus beat editor arts editor infocus editor spotlight editor sports editor copy editors
violent heathens when we allend an event. I beg lo differ. I know f o r a fact that some of the most vocal fans here at Hope are strong Christians and love both the Lord and Hope sports. Also this q u o t e implies that every single Hope fan is a Christian. T h i s isn't true, because nol every single Hope student is a Christian, this is a fact that I think most Christians at Hope overlook. S o to hold all Hope fans, or students f o r that matter, to an idealized set of Christian morals is unfair. I actually think to hold non-Christians to a Christian standard goes against Christ's teachings. 1 believe Christ made sure lo k n o w the person before he judged them, if he judged them at all. I do not think God intends for us lo turn sporting events into church services as ihe quote in the article implies. I am pretty sure God d o e s nol intend f o r us l o only use the chant "We love Jesus! Yes We Do!..." Yes we are supposed to show Christ's love every chance w e get. but we can do that and still support our team whole-heartedly. I do not think God wants us to preach to our opponents. If you are that worried about an opposing p l a y e r ' s spiritual life, maybe you should look them u p and ask them lo join you for a c u p of c o f f e e or something. Then over that c u p of c o f f e e get to know them, and understand w h o they are. then be an example of Christ lo them. D o n ' t try to convert t h e m by yelling at them at a hockey game. I firmly believe that was Jesus more concerned aboul getting to k n o w the people, and not preaching al them from a soapbox. 1 truly think it all c o m e s down lo personal judgment. Would I hold u p a sign insulting the female students of another school? Probably not.
Bui that is nol my style. Would I paint my chest and go shirtless at a g a me ? Yes and I have. Can I do that and still be a Christian, until I discover a Bible verse that I d o n ' l k n o w a b o u t f o r b i d d i n g the s u p p o r t i n g of sports teams, my answer is yes. I have attended several Hope/Calvin games in my two and a half years here al Hope, and 1 think that the rivalry is a g r e a t thing f o r b o t h schools. Yes it can and has gotten out of hand al points bul that d o e s n ' t mean that il is out of hand all of the time. I have even played in a couple of Hope/Calvin g a m e s as a member of the Lacrosse team here at Hope, and in my opinion there is nothing better than knowing you h a v e the support of your classmates. T h e best way lo show your support is to be al the g a m e s and be into the games. My point lo this letter is this, k e e p it up Hope f a n s , paint y o u r faces/chests, make m o r e signs, be louder, do anything that helps bring h o m e a victory f o r H o p e , no matter h o w much people try to tell you otherwise, bul k e e p it clean. Keep supporting the rivalry. You can still do it and still be a Christian. John 10:10 says that Christ came to give us life abundantly, nol just in heaven but here on earth too, that includes having a good time at sporting events. Rivalries are part of what makes sports great. Both teams benefit f r o m rivalries, and I do not think that the Hope/ Calvin Rivalry is an exception to that. Both schools reap the benefits of all the press it g e n e r a t e s , not to m e n t i o n the support ol alumni. S o for the sake of Hope College go out and support the rivalry. And\'ShidtsC06)
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CLASSIFIEDS & MORE
Retired Hope employee comments on Hockey game To ihc Editor T h e article in the A n c h o r of February 2, relating lo Hope hockey f a n s prompted m e to write. 1 am retired f r o m the Hope College faculty. spent several years on the Athletic C o m m i t t e e , helped launch a c l u b sport. love hockey, and attended the Hope/Calvin game. First I want to congratulate the Hope hockey club for a great game. I w a s impressed with the competitiveness and level of play. G o o d luck in the play-offs. I have great appreciation for the maturity and responsibility of Hope s t u d e n t s but. I. too. w a s d i s a p pointed with some of the student behavior. I must confess. I neither heard all of the c o m m e n t s listed in the article nor did I see all of the signs described. But one sign w a s especially c r u d e and in very bad taste. And the students w h o were pounding, pushing, and hanging on the side glass were totally out of line. Sometimes w e wish for common sense. C l u b sports can create a w k w a r d situations. T h e sport is not really
part of the College Athletic Program. as I understand it, but it does have affiliation. When club athletes put on a Hope C o l l e g e u n i f o r m , however, they arc representing the College and o n e expects the same level of conduct f r o m t h e m as f r o m varsity athletes. S i m i l a r l y , an m y v i e w , w h e n Hope s t u d e n t s attend c l u b sport games, they also are representing the College, just as they would at a varsity venue, and o n e would expect the same behavior f r o m both groups of students. I doubt that the sludent(s), w h o brought the crude sign(s) into the ice arena, would h a v e c o n s i d e r e d b r i n g i n g it lo a soccer o r basketball game. And students who persistently pounded the glass would have stopped to avoid eviction. Apparently, there is something about the freedom of a "nonsupervised" hockey game that gives some students the opportunity to show us h o w crude and immature they can be. W h i l e varsity sports are organized and run by the College, c l u b sports are usually created by and for students, with some f o r m of C o l -
lege sanction. 1 would hope, therefore, that s t u d e n t s w o u l d c l a i m s o m e o w n e r s h i p and responsibility f o r club sports. I w a s disappointed that s o m e of the s t u d e n t s at the g a m e didn't focus their collective judgments on those w h o were judgment impaired. With a little student l e a d e r s h i p . 1 think the p r o b l e m could have been nipped in the bud. I was with a friend and neither of us heard booing when the Calvin player went down with injur)'. How tasteless and pathetic to b o o or jeer an injured player. But I want readers to know that, f r o m our vantage point, f a n s sat in silence while the injury was being attended and c h e e r e d a p p r o p r i a t e l y w h e n the player left the ice. Finally, 1 d o n ' t think c h e e r i n g when the puck is brought over the blue line is necessarily poor sportsmanship. A blue line rush is an exciting part of hockey and typically c a u s e s the hair on o n e ' s neck to stand up—at least f o r me. G o Hope. And G o Students.
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F e b r u a r y 9, 2005
Dutch basketball tops MIAA-leading Albion Nick Everse STAFF REPORTER
T h i s is m o r e like it. A f t e r s t r u g g l i n g againsl lop competition for most of the year, the Hope M e n ' s C o l l e g e Basketball team scored their biggest win of the season when it mattered m o s t . Facing M I A A - l e a d i n g and nationally ranked Albion the D u t c h m e n ran away from the Britons in ihe second half for an improbable 68-59 win Saturday at Albion. T h e win was even more amazing considering the 6844 whooping Albion laid on Hope at the Civic Cenler on Jan. 12. On Saturday, T h e Dutchmen c o m m i t t e d themselves to proving that the first meeting between these t w o teams w a s a fluke. R i d i n g an a g g r e s s i v e d e f e n s e . H o p e j u m p e d out to a 29-25 half time advantage. G u a r d D a a n e G r i f f e t h c o n t i n u e d his hot shooting early, scoring 10 points to pace the Dutchmen at the break. Hope promptly extended the lead early in the second half. After an Albion basket, the Flying Dutchmen went on a 10-0 run to gain a 49-27 advantage. H o p e w o u l d n ' t relinquish the lead, but there w e r e some nervous m o m e n t s d o w n the stretch. Albion w a s able to lake advantage of a flurry of Hope turnovers to cut the lead lo 4 7 - 4 2 with just under seven minutes remaining. T h a t ' s when Jake H o g e b o o m look over. T h e sophomore guard, who has filled the void left by the injured G r e g Immink, knocked d o w n t w o clutch 3-pointers to put the game out of reach. H o g e b o o m ' s second triple put the Dutchm e n u p 5 7 - 4 9 with j u s t 2 : 4 5 r e m a i n i n g .
Griffeth ended any doubts with a 3-pointer of his o w n on the ensuing possession. Griffeth led all Hope scorers with 17 poinls on 6-7 shooting from the field, including a p e r f e c t 3 - 3 f r o m b e y o n d the arc. K y l e K l e e r s n y d e r a d d e d 13 a n d E r i c V o i s o n
ravaged Hope this season, it would have been easy lo fold up the lent and call it a year. But this team is lead by a group of experienced seniors w h o r e f u s e d lo let the season slip away. " W e ' v e b e e n t h r o u g h a lot this y e a r , "
c h i p p e d in w i l h 10. H o g e b o o m scored all 10 of his poinls in the second half After the game, H o g e b o o m w a s j u s t relieved to gel the win. " This was a huge win f o r us,'' said H o g e b o o m . " W e ' v e always had confidence in ourselves, but ihis j u s t g i v e s us m o r e heading into the last part of the season. We are finally playing together, and it is a greal feeling." It's hard nol lo feel great if y o u ' r e Hope. Just a few weeks ago many c o u n t e d ihe D u t c h m e n oul of the conference race. Now winners of four in a row. Hope sils just o n e g a m e behind Albion and Calvin for the conference
pionship. Until then. Hope players are just trying to enjoy the success they've battled all year lo find. T h e Dutchm e n have given themselves an opp o r t u n i t y lo play f o r an M I A A championship that recently seemed
lead ai 7 - 3 in MI A A comp e l i l i o n . T h e win a l s o m a r k e d the first lime H o p e has m o v e d a b o v e ihe .500 mark this season at 11-10 overall. Wilh all the injuries and s u s p e n s i o n s that have
so far out of reach. "It's going lo be a fun last part of the season for us," H o g e b o o m . T h e season promises to be even more fun if they can bring home the hardware.
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J A C O B S O N from 1 New York. He became vice president for academic affairs in 1974 and provost in 1980. He
in philosophy from Swarthmore C o l l e g e in 1954, and m a s t e r ' s and doctoral degrees in philosophy in 1956 and 1957 respectively f r o m Yale University. He received an honorary degree f r o m H o p e in 1987 a n d f r o m E m p i r e Stale C o l l e g e in
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1996. T h e college's Board of Trustees established an endowed chair at Hope in honor of bolh John Jacobson and Jeanne Jacobson in 1999. as a retirement recognition. An adjunct professor e m e r i t a of e d u c a t i o n , J e a n n e Jacobson was a m e m b e r of the Hope faculty from 1996 to 1999. and has been a Senior Research Fellow wilh the college's A.C. Van Raalte Institute since 1996. In a d d i t i o n l o h i s w i f e , Jacobson is survived by many, including three living children, John Edward Jacobson, Jean Katharine Pokrzywka and Jennie Jacobson; eight grandchildren; a sister. Mary Cotton-Miller; and a brother, Carl Whitney Jacobson. He was preceded in death by t w o children, bolh a son and a daughter. A m e m o r i a l service will be held o n Wednesday, Feb. 16. at 2 p.m. at Siesta Key C h a p e l in Sarasota. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope for the John and Jeanne Jacobson Scholarship Fund, or lo Doctors Without Borders.
s e r v e d as acting presid e n t of the college.
Before joining the During his presidency, Ihe college developed a multi-dimensional c o m p r e h e n s i v e plan lo improve minority participation at Hope, wilh priorities including focusing on minority student recruitment and retention, increasing the presence of minority faculty and staff, and emphasizing cultural understanding. Strengthening Christian life and witness at the college w a s a m o n g the four major e m p h a s e s of ihe successful " H o p e in the Future" capital campaign, which ran from 1992 lo 1994. P r i o r lo c o m i n g to H o p e , Jacobson was provost and vice president for academic affairs at Empire Stale College. Slate University of N e w York ( S U N Y) in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. He joined the Empire Stale faculty in 1972 as dean of the college's Rochester Cenler in Rochester,
Griffeth commented. "We kept on battling though and w e ' v e w o n 6 out of our last 7 games lo put ourselves in the position for a shot at the conference championship." While there are a variety of reasons for the turnaround, o n e constant has been H o p e ' s defense. During their current win streak the Flying Dutchmen have yet lo allow a team to shoot belter then 41 percent from the field. A l b i o n shot j u s t 4 0 percent on Saturday, wilh cenler Brandon Crawford and guard Mike T h o m a s the only Britons to reach double-figure point totals wilh 18 and 15 respectively. The race for the conference championship brings the Dutchmen h o m e for three of their final four regular season games. Hope hosts K a l a m a z o o on Wednesday before traveling lo Olivet this weekend. All e y e s will be back in Holland on Feb. 16 w h e n Hope hosts rival Calvin in a g a m e lhat could potentially decide the conference cham-
Empire Slate faculty, he was a facu l t y m e m b e r in p h i l o s o p h y at H a m i l t o n C o l l e g e (N.Y.) a n d at Florida Presbyterian College. H e also served as dean of ihe faculty and vice president f o r academicaffairs at Florida Presbyterian College (now Eckerd College). Jacobson w a s an active participant in scholarly and professional organizations. He g a v e presentations at national meetings of the Association of American Colleges, and had served as an educational consultant to C o m i n g Glassworks, the University of Maine. American P e o p l e ' s E n c y c l o p e d i a , a n d the West African C o n f e r e n c e on University Outreach held in Ibadan, Nigeria. He w a s included in W h o ' s W h o in America and W h o ' s W h o in the East among others. He was born on Nov. 6, 1933, in E v a n s l o n , III. H e r e c e i v e d a bachelor's degree wilh high honors
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"Welcome to the Jungle" brought siblings from across the country to Hope last weekend. Events included a dive-in movie "Tarzan," shown above, an ice skating outing and a Jungle Safari.
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