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Annual academy meeting features David Myers



Hope College will host hundreds of academicians from around the state and beyond during the 2003 meetings of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, which will be held on March 21 and 22. Dr. David Myers of the Hope psychology faculty will be the event's featured speaker. He will present "Twenty-Five Years of Professing Hope: Lessons I ' v e Learned" during a luncheon on March 21. Hope faculty and students will make a total of 21 presentations during the annual meetings. The academy's meetings are open to the public. Registration is $75 for non-members, plus and additional $ 11 for those interested in the banquet.


Dance Marathon raised $67,638 Friday night. It exceeded its previous peak income by almost $18,000. This is the largest increase in proceeds ever takenfor the Dance Marathon. Some 1,000 students took part in the benefit for DeVos Children's Hospital. more DANCE MARATHON on 2

Hope, Holland school links strong Anjey D y k h u i s C A M P U S BEAT E D I T O R

Oh, learning, learning. How do education majors learn about interaction with school children? They can't go to the zoo and approach random balloon-toting tots and ask to lead them around for the day, because most parents wouldn't take kindly to strangers chatting with their children. What they can do, though, is go through many of the public, charter, parochial and private schools in West Michigan to observe classes and do their student teaching. Right now, however, the Holland community is in somewhat of an uproar about the Holland Board of Education's decision to completely

reformat the current system of schools. The new plan is instead of having the various kindergarten through fifth grade elementary schools currently scattered throughout Holland and surrounding townships, schools will be organized in two grade sections, with one school on the east side and one school on the west side. Maplewood and Harrington Elementary schools will host kindergarten through first grade age students, Jefferson and Holland Heights Elementary will contain the second and third grades, and Longfellow and Van Raalte schools will be fourth through fifth grade. Both East and West Middle Schools will remain as they were,

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Lincoln Elementary School was closed last year because of budget constraints. More schools will share its fate as the Holland schools changes are implemented.

AT&T Broadband Cable became Comcast Cable Communications last month, and now West Michigan is seeing a change in name on their cable bills each month. Programming should not change from previously, but customer service is supposed to increase. Comcast serves Holland, Zeeland and the surrounding townships. No price hikes are expected. Cable TV on campus is available for $100 per semester.

Class of 2003 preserves photographic memories Legacy group prepares video and photos so seniors can look back on college Kurt Koehler C A M P U S B E A T EDITOR

With commencement only two months away, an effort is under way to preserve memories of the class of 2003. With the assistance of Lynne Powe, Alumni Director, a 12- to 15- member committee of seniors has been meeting every week for two months

planning the senior banquet, scheduled for March 27 in the Haworth Center. ' T h e Alumni Office has been sponsoring a banquet for the senior class since the mid80s," Powe said. ' T h e purpose is to welcome seniors into the Alumni Association and to provide a nice, classy evening for seniors to spend time together before everyone goes their separate ways after commencement. We want it to be a fun evening when seniors can reflect back on their four years as students at Hope." Recently, this effort has come to be called

the Senior Legacy in conjunction with certain educational projects that are coordinated by the Advancement Office. Members of the graduating class volunteering for the Senior Legacy committee have many responsibilities. First, they plan events held for seniors before graduation. After graduation, they become a link between their class and Hope College reminding their former classmates of the impact Hope College had on their lives. At that point they plan events and a fundraising campaign to promote class unity.

One of the main projects in preparation for the banquet is a senior video. "In recent years, one of the projects the committee has wanted to do for entertainment at the banquet is a senior class video, which is comprised of photos submitted by seniors and from the files of the Public Relations Office," Powe said. ' T h e video might also be used in the future at "Class of 2003" reunions. This year we had over 350 photos submitted." Jason Kehrer ('03), assistant manager of

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Dance Marathon hits high note in fourth year Students pitched in for the long haul Friday night for DeVos Children's Hospital Erin Riley SENIOR STAFF REPORTER

Dance Marathon has set yet a new record for donations going to DeVos Children's Hospital. This year's event raised $67,638, which is $17,212 more than the previous year. 4 i t ' s the biggest j u m p w e ' v e ever made," said Meg Heiden ('03), marketing chair. The Marathon actually raised almost $90,000, but $18,000 was used to cover the cost of putting the event together, while $3,000 was put into a bank account to be a starting point for next year. " I ' m on cloud nine right now," said Heiden.'it's just so in-

spirational. I've never been involved in something like this - the families and kids just thanked us over and over again. It just makes you want to be a better person" The marathon kicked off at 7 p.m. on Friday and continued through the hours that most of the campus was sleeping, until 7 p.m. Saturday. The dancers did get a break from the confining walls of Phelps, however, after a fire alarm sounded at 3:30 a.m. in the middle of the lip-sync contest. The prank forced the entire building to be evacuated. Some escaped to steal a few hours of sleep, but the brave majority went back in to stick out the remaining 15 hours. There were plenty of things to keep dancers busy throughout the night and day. Board games and inflatable toys were available to play with as well as guest music artists and

lip sync contests to help pass the time. Sara Griffith, ('05), dancing for Noelle, a 1-yeargirl suffering from congenital heart failure, played Skip-Bo for more than four hours. "It got really tough around 4 or 5 in the morning," she said, "but this morning the kids came and that gave us energy. That's what is keeping us going - it's the kids!" Ten-' year-old, Hannah, who was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in June of 2000, offered some words of inspiration for the dancers. "Greatness is made of kindness and acts of love and Dance Marathon is that greatness." Currently, Hannah's cancer is in remission. Some students who have been involved in Dance Marathon in previous years took on bigger roles this year. Erin McNary ('04), participating in her second dance marathon.

Relay for Life comes to Hope 12 hour marathon will help cancer victims both heal and grieve Stephanie S z y d l o w s k i STAFF R E P O R T E R

Hope College efforts in raising money for treatment and care do not stop at Dance Marathon. Hope continues to shine throughout the year as teams are forming for a Relay for Life. Relay for life is the signature activity for the American Cancer Society. Sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega, the national service coed fraternity on campus, Relay for Life is an opportunity for students to raise money for the fight against cancer. Relay consists of a 12-hour marathon, in which teams or people take turns r u n n i n g or w a l k i n g around the track; keeping at least one representative on the track at all times during the event. Being a community gathering activity, unlike athletic activities anyone and everyone can participate. Each participant shares a common purpose of supporting the mission of the American Cancer Society: to eliminate cancer as a major health problem by preventing, saving lives, and diminishing suffering

from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Erica Viegelahn, president of Alpha Phi Omega, says, "(The relay) is a good opportunity for students to come together for a good cause. We can't bring back the ones we have lost, but we can save the ones that we have." According to the American Cancer Society, the Relay's greatest power is its ability to bring all communities together to strive for the same set of goals: support for those currently struggling, and celebra-

Unlike athletic activities, everyone can participate in Relay for Life tion for those who have survived this battle. For those lost to cancer, Relay offers the chance to come together and grieve, while celebrating the lives of survivors. For the newly d i a g n o s e d . Relay provides the chance to meet and communicate with those who have survived through a similar struggle. For

those patients who are currently undergoing treatment. Relay allows them to come together to provide support for each other and share their stories. And finally, for those who have struggled with the battle of cancer. Relay brings together a community's recognition of the struggle as well as closure to a trying time in life. H o p e C o l l e g e ' s A l p h a Phi Omega Chapter is forming committees on campus in preparation for Relay for Life, which is in the process of coming to Hope next October 24 and 25. Anyone and everyone is welcome to participate, and if interested, can attend the team kickoff at 9 p.m. on March 31 in the Maas Auditorium. With the help of the Holland Community, Hope strives to continue its unforgettable impact of its services with the goal of saving lives. Relay for Life understands the joys of being a caregiver, and recognizes that by coming together with others in the community, the challenges faced ahead can be met, and the goals can be achieved. Relay represents the hope and support to those currently struggling with cancer, as well as the hope that those who have lost this battle will never be forgotten.

Women celebrate diversity Kurt Koehler C A M P U S B E A T EDITOR


For Emily Cronkite ('04) this is an inspiring month. March is recognized nationally as Women's History month. At 5 p.m. on March 26"' the sixth annual "Women of Color Celebration" will bring Women's History month to life in Maas Auditorium. "Women of Color" will feature Eva Aguirre-Cooper of Wood TV-8 as keynote speaker. Testimonials will also be given by Cronkite, Abbie Gonzales ('03), and Kimberly Turner ('03). "I think that this event will help Women in general, besides being a woman of color, to know that several things are put into factor for being a women and the society that we live in," Cronkite said. "1 think the testimonials that are going to be given will not only be inspiring, but a spring board for all women to be proud of who they are and where they are from. This event is not just an event for woman power, but it is the recognition of how far women have come, especially Women of Color." The theme of the event will be "It Takes Strength and Courage." Aguirre-Cooper. a graduate of Oakland

University, joined WOOD TV-8 as director of community affairs in 1997. She has also worked as a project manager at a postproduction company, at several PBS stations, as a journalism instructor in Detroit, and as an English instructor in Mexico City She is involved in the following community organizations: the Child and Family Resource Council; the Grand Rapids master plan Process, Design and Implementation Committee; and the Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities Academy; the Villa Esperanza; the Latin America Advisory Board; and the Board of Directors of the Grand Rapids Cable Access Corporation. As light dinner will be served during the event, admission will be charged. Tickets will cost $7 for the general public, $4.50 for Hope students not on the college's meal plan, and $2 for Hope students on meal plan. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, March 21. They are on sale at the Student Union Desk through Friday, March 14, and will be sold at the Student Development Office from March 17-21. Some seating will be open for those who wish to hear the testimonials and address, but do not intend to dine.

was one such person."This year I got to see Dance Marathon take shape as a member of the event management committee," McNary said.. "It was quite a different experience from being a moraler. I got to see just how much everyone was working to make the event run smoothly. And when the families come to tell their stories you remember why you spent long hours getting ready; to help in any way you can." Planning for next year's Marathon starts shortly and the Dream Team has their work cutout for them. "Every year we get more ideas. We work from our successes and work on the areas we can improve on," said Heiden. Keeping up with the trend of increasing donated dollars will be a challenge, but all the planning and preparation seems to be worth it when, "It's for the kids."




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as will Holland High School. Other small elementary schools like Lakeview will be eliminated. This new plan, in response to statewide education budget cuts, will save almost $4.5 million but it will eliminate some 30 teaching positions. Many parents in the area don't like the new system. Groups of concerned adults gathered inf ront of the Holland Public Schools offices holding signs such as "Honk if you love kids." Some parents protested because they prefer smaller school systems because of the benefits of a smaller teacher to student ratio. For more than 50 years, Holland has had neighborhood elementary schools, giving many communities easy access for their children. These changes will now affect bussing schedules, parents' transportation issues, and school sizes. However, Linda Jordan, adjunct assistant professor of elementary education, does not

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believe the changes will affect field placements of education majors. "We use a lot of schools in the area (for placement). (The HPS change) makes a few less buildings for us to go to and it's only one district of many that we use, so we aren't seeing any difficulties at all. It wont have an impact on field placement. Teachers request our students and we don't see any reason why that should change," Jordan said. So while some in Holland are uncomfortable with the change, Linda Jordan sees little reason why Hope education students should be. "We aren't seeing any big difficulties at all," Jordan said. "It is too early to tell," disagreed Dave Zwart, director of student teaching and certification. "We are not sure how the Holland situation will effect our student teacher placement or field placements."


Video Services, will prepare the video. Submitted photos will also find their way onto the Internet. T h e last four years we've extended the use of the photos submitted to include a web photo album for those are on off campus pro-

grams or have class or other commitments the evening of the banquet and don't get to see the video," Powe said. The web photo album will, according to Powe, open on March 28 lh and remain assessable on the Alumni web page through commencement.





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Student Congress addresses computer availability issue at Hope CIT director answers questions about computers, plans expansion of machines on campus Glenn Lester STAFF REPORTER

" M y m o n i t o r d i e d , " said a woman working in the CIT office. "Now why is that?" Some Hope students feel just as puzzled about their Internet connections as of late. Mitch Plosz ('06) doesn't believe that campus computers are working up to their full potential. "The c o m p u t e r are very slow, very slow. We have what, a T-l line? W h y ' s it so slow?" Nick VanSlett ('05) agreed. "A lot of the sites that should be quick to load are slow. But overall it's improved since last year. The LAN is really nice." Jeff Pestun, CIT Project Manager, was glad to hear the news that students appreciate the improvement of Internet connection. "The speed of the network is an issue we're always addressing," he said. Hope's Ethernet connection has doubled size two years ago, according to Pestun. Most comments regarding Internet speed involve peer-to-peer

filesharing programs such as Kazaa and online gaming, according to Pestun. "We have a device that prioritizes traffic," he said. Web pages have priority of loading over recreational Internet function such as filesharing and gaming. Being an academic institution, the Hope network should favor research-based internet use over leisurely internet use, according to Pestun. Currently Hope pays for a fractional T-3 fiberoptic line to connect to the Internet. It runs from Holland to Kalamazoo and then to larger lines. "We've contracted for six megabytes," said Pestun. But, Pestun stressed, an increase in the size and speed of Internet connection is always a possibility. CIT has other plans for computer expansion on Hope's campus. The biggest concern, according to Pestun, is equipping Hope's new buildings with c o m p u t e r s and Internet connection. The new science center will have "one or two labs in it by fall," Pestun said. Every classroom with be outfit-

Computer Access at Hope Below arethe number of computers available for full access in college buildings:

K o l l e n — 12

Cook — 5

Lichty — 2

D y k s t r a — 10

Scott — 6

Gilmore — 5

Cosmo — 4

Durfee — 4

Lubbers — 20

Van V l e c k — 2

Phelps — 5

Voorhees — 4

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Students work in the lab in Kollen Hall. For all the students living in this dorm, there are only 12 full-access computers available for those without their own computers. ted with a computer and projector "over the next two to three years," according to Pestun. Currently every academic building has at least one classroom equipped this way. Another CIT goal is to install email terminals in the Kletz for students' convenience. "We're constantly evaluating the best location for computers given the financial constraints and building constraints," Pestun said. Most students are concerned about Internet connection in their rooms. Currently all residence hall rooms, eight cottages, and most college apartments are connected via Ethernet to the Hope's network. The remaining campus residences are connected to the Internet via dial-up modems. The next step, a c c o r d i n g to Pestun, to serve remote locations such as cottages is to go wireless. "We working on an expansion of the wireless network," he said. Currently wireless base stations exist in Van Wylen Library, Dewitt Center, and Graves Hall. CIT seeks

I think there should be equal access to all students close to where they live. —J.B. Wernland ('05) to put more wireless base stations on campus, as well as in cottages. "As soon as possible we'll have every cottage and apartment building with a high-speed connection," Pestun said. Twelve cottages currently use a wireless Ethernet connection. CIT is "working out the kinks" to put wireless Ethernet in all cottages. Wireless Ethernet connection is "more cost effective," according to Pestun. Remote locations such as cottages cannot connect to the campus line, so CIT is contacting SBC for more DSL service. CIT is always seeking to expand both the range of Internet service and the bandwith of the Hope network. But expansion can never be "as quickly as we would like," according to Pestun. With room draw growing near.

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Pestun hopes that students will pay attention to which cottages and apartments have Ethernet connections. But he also hopes students will keep in mind that "probably a good number of future cottages" will use wireless Internet. The overall goal of CIT's.expansion is to make students' academic studies easier. Will the additional computers and Ethernet connections make this possible? "Without a doubt," said J. B. Wernland ('05). "I think there should be equal access to all students close to where they live, especially for those upper classmen whose work loads or getting heavier." CIT hopes that with their vision of constant growth, students will no longer have to wonder why their c o m p u t e r is not w o r k i n g as it should.


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For the duration of their years at Hope, students of the arts spend many hours creating, acting, practicing, dancing and rehearsing. Now that the year is nearing its end, after months of preparation, these students are putting on the final touches. For theater students campuswide, springtime is crunch time. Most of the term so far has been spent in rehearsal or in technical preparation, but now it's time to get serious and work toward performance deadlines. Theater rehearsal space on campus is at a premium, too, as class projects and senior-thesis productions are going through the motions

and prepping for presentation. For those involved in the Dance Department, from performance to choreography and moie, the spring thing is more than a fling - it's a bit of a panic, in fact. Students who already have spent countless hours in conditioning, technique and theory now are being put on the spot to perform for their peers and professors. Spring break is the last gasp, in fact, before the serious work of "preliminary showing" gets under way. At these informal, early showings, student choreographers have volunteer dancers (more than 35 are available) mount their works in preliminary form and receive valu-

Spring recitals are more than just a fling. able feedback from instructors and others. Following is the Student Dance Concert schedule for the weeks ahead, culminating in the performances themselves: Preliminary Showing - March 26 and 21,6 to 10 p.m. each day. Student choreographers must sign up in advance for specific time slots and must show up with a sufficient number of dancers and prepared pieces to give a clear picture

of what the final work will involve. The showings are intended to be instructive and helpful in moving the work along to completion. Final Showing and Placement - April 6y 1 to 8 p.m., and April 7 if necessary. This is the stage when the student dance performance will get a final walk-through and will be placed on the campus performance-space schedule. "Tech" Rehearsal - April 12 and 13, times to be announced. Lighting, sound, production logistics, dancer/stage blocking and positioning are given a final runthrough. Adjudication and Post-Performance - April 14 and 15, evening

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Romantic concert tonight Nick Denis EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Tonight will be a very romantic evening in Dimnent Memorial Chapel, minus the candles and flowers. The Hope College Orchestra will present an evening of music by Romantic composers at 8 p.m. tonighl. T h e p r o g r a m will i n c l u d e "Finlandia," by Jean Sibelius, "Symphonic Variations," by Cesar Franck, featuring Mansoon Han Kim, P r o f e s s o r of music, and Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony in E minor. Romantic compositions focus on human experiences and emotions, and tell stories through heavy chro-

maticism. This storytelling element is evident in the Sibelius. "It contains moments of contrast; big brass juxtaposed against a beautiful chorale melody that sends one to the homeland of the c o m p o s e r , F i n l a n d , " said Joe Deller ('03), first violinist. The Franck Variations will mark Han Kim's first feature performance with the Hope orchestra. "The Franck Symphonic Variations, unlike the rest of his compositions, is one of the most buoyant pieces that he ever wrote. While keeping the French impressionistic tradition, there are also Wagnerian influences," Han Kim said.

Members of the orchestra are excited for the upcoming artistic collaboration. "Dr. Kim is great, she is a superb musician. It is a great experience and a privilege to put something like the Franck Variations together with her," Deller said. Han Kim feels the same way. "It is a sheer joy to play with the orchestra here. This concerto requires such tight ensemble work and a fine understanding of the piece between the soloist and the orchestra, and Mr. Piippo...holds both parts really successfully," Han Kim said. Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony is a standard piece in the orches-

performance time slots. The bi; moment! These are the Studen Dance performance dates, whei the shows are mounted and cri tiques are offered up by guest ad judicators. This is what it's al about, folks, and what all the prac tice, practice, practice will pro duce. Junior and Senior music student give solo recitals throughout th year and they will continue througl the spring. But even those tha come at the end of the year hav been in the works for a long tim now. "I have put so many long hour in preparing that 1 know my musi inside and out. But, I am nervou

High School jury, art teachers, and 'Mail' featured Maureen Yonovitz A R T S EDITOR


The Orchestra rehearses for tonight's concert. tral repertoire, and has quickly become some of the member's favorite piece on the program.

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DePree is not the only place l< find art exhibits in Holland. Frcm now until April 17, the Hollanc Area Arts Council (HAAC) is pre senting three different shows: it Annual High School Juried Exhi bition, an exhibit of works by higl school art educators, and a thin exhibit entitled, "In the Mail." The Annual High School Jurie< Exhibition was originally one o many different events that made u| H A A C ' s March Festival. Sine


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Student performances throughout the semester March Saturday, 29: Sophomore Recital-Cari Chapin, flute, W i c h e r s Auditorium, 4 p.m. Senior Recital-Alyson Payne, soprano, Wichers Auditorium, 6 p.m. April T h u r s d a y , 3: J u n i o r R e c i t a l - S a r a L u n e a c k , s o prano, Wichers Auditorium, 6 p.m. Friday, 4: Junior Recital-Titus M u n t e a n u , violin, W i c h e r s A u d i t o r i u m , 6 p . m . April 4 - M a y 4: Senior Art Show, D e P r e e Gallery S a t u r d a y , 5: J u n i o r R e c i t a l - J o s e p h G u t o w s k i , viola and tenor voice, Wichers Auditorium, 2 p.m. Senior Recital-Laura Litteral, soprano. W i c h e r s Auditorium, 2 p.m. T u e s d a y , 8: J u n i o r R e c i t a l - G r a n t G o u l d , p e r c u s sion, Wichers Auditorium, 6 p.m. A N O H O R PHOTOS BY NICK D E N I S , ERIN W I C K E N S , A N N E K E MEETER

Junior Recital-Benjamin Furhman, violin, Wichers Auditorium, 8 p.m.

)ecause 1 want to do my best," said ..aura Litteral ( ' 0 3 ) "I started vorking on my recital at the beginning of the year. And have coninued working steadily ever ;ince." "I have prepared for my recital n the same way 1 prepare all my urograms, practice, practice, prac:ice! Which often leads to reciting lyrics in your sleep," said Alyson Payne ('03) "Three months after I played my junior recital, I picked out the program for my senior recital. So in a sense, I've had nine months to get this music in order," said Nick Toben ('03). Some students have mixed feel-

ings about their performances. "1 am a little nervous because this is my first recital here at Hope College, but I am excited and am really looking forward to the perf o r m a n c e , " said J o l e n e Van Dyke( , 03) Other students are a little more confident. 4 T m not all that nervous, because 1 know that if 1 have, sufficiently prepared (a big if), I will be able to perform well," said Noel Snyder ('03). I any case, they all are looking forward to performing in front of an audience. t4 I r e a l l y e n j o y p l a y i n g for people, there is something very

spegial about live concerts, an energy that you feel and the crowd feels, and when the two come together, it's an awesome experience," Toben said. ' T h e pianist needs to have the music very early so that he or she may not have to kill you a few months before your recital, also, coachings from your professor in l e s s o n s is very n e s s e s s a r y for prepairing a recital," Toben said. Schedules for these student performances are available from the Dance, Theatre, Music or Art department offices. For most of these events, admission is free and the public is invited to attend. By Anchor staff, Guest Writer

W e d n e s d a y , 9: Senior Recital-Crystal Stabenow, soprano, Wichers Auditorium, 6 p.m. Senior Recital-Nicholas Toben, cello, Wichers Auditorium, 8 p.m. T h u r s d a y , 10: C o m b i n e d J u n i o r R e c i t a l - N a o m i Bertram, soprano, and Susana Rodriguez, soprano, Wichers Auditorium, 6 p.m. Senior Recital-Jolene VanDyke, violin, Wichers Auditorium 8 p.m. F r i d a y a n d S a t u r d a y , 11 a n d 12: " P a r a l l e l L i v e s , " Kristen T i s c o m i a , director, with Katie Carlston and Lauren Toner, DeWitt Studio Theatre 8 p.m. T u e s d a y a n d / o r T h u r s d a y , 15 a n d 17: D i r e c t i n g II p r o j e c t s , M i c h a u n B u r t o n a n d D a n K w i a t o w s k i ,

sw exhibits at HAAC then, the other activities that were held during this lime have been s l o p p e d , but ihe High School Juried Exhibition continues as an opportunity for high school students to experience having iheir work on display in a juried show. The juror for this year's show is David Baker, a professor of painting from Southwestern Michigan College. This year, an exhibition featuring the work of high school art educators will be presented in conjunction with the high school show for the first time. "We wanted to honor people who teach art in the high schools," said Amy Reckley, HAAC exhibitions coordinator. "I think it's

pretty successful. 1 wouldn't be surprised to do it again." The high school teachers in the show are very pleased with its success and enjoy the opportunity to have their work on display. "Some feel they should not be teaching art unless they're making art as well," Reckley said. The final exhibit, "In the Mail," is made up of different items, such as collages, syringes, hot dogs, carrots, and citrus fruits that artist Ingrid Lindfors, with the help of her friend Tom Hicks, sent through the mail. "She has all these objects that are not only special in and of themselves, but tied into the stamp that

she's used," Reckley said. ' Although most of the items sent were returned, usually as a result of needing extra postage, Reckley explains their true appeal is how far they actually made it. "Thai's the amazing thing about this show," Reckley said. "You look at it and think 'wow, that actually went through the mail syst e m . ' " T h e Holland Area Arts Council is located at 150 East 8th Street. The Annual High School Juried Exhibition, along with the high school educators' artwork, is in the Barbara Padnos Gallery and "In the Mail" is on display in the Main Street Gallery. Admission is free and open to the public.

t i m e to be d e t e r m i n e d S a t u r d a y , 19: S e n i o r R e c i t a l - N o e l S n y d e r , p i ano, D i m n e n t Chapel, 8 p.m. W e d n e s d a y , 23: Senior Recital-Joseph Deller, violin, Wichers Auditorium, 6 p.m. C o m b i n e d Senior Recital-Sonja Lytle, soprano, and Noelle Davids, soprano, Wichers Auditorium. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 23-26: ' T h e Birds," scenery d e s i g n e d by senior J o h n A n d e r s o n C h a n g i n g g a l l e r y art i n s t i l l a t i o n e x h i b i t h a p p e n ing w e e k l y to b i w e e k l y in t h e e l e v a t o r gallery in DePree. Exhibits Changing Weekly




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KnowHope needs to be brought up to date I would like to expand on our coverage of the H o p e computer network in Infocus (page 3). I personally believe that the Internet can be unbearably slow and b e c o m e unavailable at the most inconvenient times, but I have noticed an even more disturbing trend with K n o w H o p e this year. T h r o u g h o u t the year, most divisions of K n o w H o p e have

War in Iraq finds opposition at Hope To the Editor: We do not support a war in Iraq.

—Barry Bandstra,

Professor of religion -John Cox, Professor of english —Dan Opperwall COS) —Adam Heyns (*0S) —Tim Fry COS) —Del Michel, Professor of art —Emily Hayes (*03) —Emily Veneklase (*0S) —Stephanie McCann COS) —Maxine Gray (*04) —Jody Schwarck ('03) —Brian Coyle, Associate Professor of music —Bonnie Jansma (*06) —Baars Bultman, Associate Professor of education —Jim Piers, Professor of sociology —Phil Munoa, Associate Professor of religion —Matt Cook C02) —Andrew Kleczek ('02)

—Catherine Jones (*03) —Abby Rogers (*04) —Kristen Gray Assistant, Dean for Health & Counseling —Rebeca Eggenschuiler (*04) —Andrew Galerneau (*03) —Christopher Thibault (*04) —Pat Mears COS) —Steven Hoogerwerf Assistant Professor of religion —Steve Hemenway, Professor of english —Richard Friday COS) —Johanna Swanson (*06) —Elizabeth Buikema (*04) —Liz Van Howlingen (*03) —Joseph Tolton COS) —Tony Donk, Professor of education —Perry Landes, Associate Professor of theatre —Holly Winstanley (*04) —Beth Fredericks COS)

and academic lives. At the beginning of the year. The A n c h o r was even experiencing problems posting to K n o w H o p e , but we have tried to get the paper online, and have been successful in working out most of the kinks along the way. I w o u l d

—Megan Hunt (y06) —Jeffery Wheeler (*04) —Morgan Machledt (*05) —Roger Nemethy Professor of sociology —J.K. Granberg-Michaelson r04) —Sarah Sturtevant ('03) —Jill Pinter COS) —Matthew Workman (*04) —Julie Kipp, Assistant Professor of english —Joel Toppen, Assistant Professor of political science —Jane Dickie, Professor of psychology —Deh Sturtevant, Professor of sociology —Laura Pearson (*04)

h o p e that these groups w h o h a v e been neglecting their websites will quickly correct the deficit and update their minutes so we can get the information that we have a right to

Student Congress announces speakers

been neglected, causing their content to b e c o m e very outdated and in desperate need of an update. Many boards and c o m m i t tees post their minutes on K n o w H o p e so that any student can figure out what is going on and what decisions their constituents and faculty are making. For example, the Student Congress minutes have not been updated since N o v e m b e r 26 of last year, and the picture of the Congress is still f r o m the ' 0 1 - ' 0 2 school year! Without these updates, students cannot exercise their right to know about the many decisions that affect their c a m p u s

know. Because of the obsolesence of the Student Congress minutes online, I thought it w o u l d be a good idea to update everyone on what your constituents have been doing, so here are some highlights f r o m the March 4 meeting: • H S O a m e n d e d changes to their constitution, and changed their name. •The Anti-harassment policy w a s discussed by the C a m p u s Life Board, and a new draft of the college's anti-harassment policy was handed out for approval. •A r e c o m m e n d a t i o n w a s m a d e to disperse the Religious

To the Editor: We are writing to inform you of the upcoming James E Bultman Speaker Series. On Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 7 p.m. in Dimnent Chapel, David Kushner, Rolling Stones editor, will be debating against Jack Thompson, a high profile lawyer. The topic of the debate is whether or not violent video games cause violence in real life. Although Jack Thomson and David



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Life Committee. •The Academic Affairs board discussed the worthiness of teacher evaluations. •The Athletic Affairs C o m m i t t e e discussed w h e t h e r or not Division 111 sports are taking precedence over academics. •Two n e w clubs w e r e put forth to be approved.

Kushner are not as well known as Ben Stein or Maya Angelou, Student Congress feels that violence in video games is an important issue that is relevant to many college students and that this debate will be beneficial to Hope's student body. All students are encouraged to attend to hear an intellectual debate in which both sides of the issue will be carefully addressed.

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Jazz singer visits Hope

Senior Staff Reporters: Erin RHey Katie Taylor Staff Reporters: Oiim Aiimov, Bradley Vanderberg Gienn Lester. Stephanie Szydiowski

Sunny Wilkinson will perform on March 27.

Jazz singer Sunny Wilkinson will be performing at Hope College on March 2 7 , at 6 p . m . in the Knickerbocker Theatre. The public is invited. Admission is free. Wilkinson has sung with a wide range of groups, including the Count Basie Band. Edgar Winter, Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass, and Miirk Murphy. Her latest recording is a big band release on Chartmaker Jazz, titled, "Sunny Wilkinson High W i r e . ' " She has released two other recordings since 1 9 9 0 . W i l k i n s o n per-

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forms regularly at jazz festivals and clubs throughout the country, and she teaches jazz voice at Western M i c h i g a n U n i v e r s i t y and Michigan State University. She is co-founder of "Sisters in Jazz," a mentoring program which has been implemented internationally. While on campus she will speak on women in jazz festivals and perform with pianist Steve Talaga at noon in Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music. Wilkinson will also host a vocal jazz clinic with the Hope College vocal jazz at 2 p.m. in Wichers Auditorium. The public is invited to attend both sessions.






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Thank you to all Hope Students, Faculty, and Staff who helped with the 2003 Model United Nations. -The M.U. staff

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Dutchmen battle to the end in tournament Hope loss to Oshkosh ends a fine season Ben DeHaan GUEST WRITER

After winning the MIAA tournament for the second straight year, and g i v i n g C o a c h G l e n n Van Wieren his 500th career win, the Flying Dutchmen had even more to look forward to as they hosted Wisconsin-Oshkosh at home in the second round of the Dili playoffs. The Dutchmen trailed most of the game on Saturday, and were unable to spark a run at waning minutes, as they fell to Oshkosh 84-77. The

Chad Carlson ('03) shoots.

Titans advance to the round of sixteen this weekend, as Hope ends their year at 23-5. Being recognized as one of the nation's best shooting teams and ranked thirteenth in Dill, the Titans displayed their intensity from the game's opening (ip and were the first to pull ahead. With the game knotted 16-16, the Titans sparked a scoring run that would take them into halftime ahead 37-32. As the crowd of over 1,500 fans looked on at the Dow Center, the Dutchmen rallied to start the second half. Chad Carlson ( ' 0 3 ) canned his first of four 3-pointers just minutes into the second half to give Hope their first lead of the game at 47-46. After several more lead changes, Andy Philips ('06) pushed the Dutchmen ahead 51 -50 with 12:10 left to play. However, this would be the last time that Hope would see the lead. Oshkosh proved their reputation as stellar shooters in the last 10 minutes of the half, hitting back-toback three pointers to take lead.



Hope players battle for the ball during their 84-77 season closer on Saturday. Hope got within seven points down in the last two minutes, with key three pointers from Jeff Carlson ( 4 06) and Philips. They nearly pulled within 5 points, but the momentum was halted when Don Overbeek ('03) was called for an offensive foul with just under 1:30

left. Oshkosh was able to run out the clock with the large lead, ending the Dutchmen's season on a sad note. Chad Carlson led the Dutchmen with 18 p o i n t s . S e n i o r Don Overbeek, the MIAA M.V.P., finished the game with 12 points and

three rebounds. Jeff Carlson ('06) also chipped in with 11 points in the game. The season's finish marks the end of the careers for Chad Carlson, Don Overbeek, Mike VanHekken, Charlie Kleinheksel, Josh Bauman, and Cody Fleming.

Flying Dutch headed to sectionals Ben DeHaan GUEST WRITER

The Flying Dutch were disappointed not to sit out the first round of the Dill tournament, but were given a consolation prize by hosting Mount St. Joseph (Ohio) at home last Wednesday. Hope took full advantage of the support and were able to hold off a tenacious Lion front, defeating St. Joseph 75-63. They will play the Wilmington, Ohio Quakers on Friday in Eau Claire, Wis. While last Friday's game was no easy task, the more difficult of the two tests came on Saturday, when the Dutch traveled to Pennsylvania to take on Washington & Jefferson College. Despite playing against the top-ranked team in the region. Hope maintained their poise, and was able to score a 71-60 victory. Washington & Jefferson took an early 10-5 lead as their MVP Leigh Sulkowski ('06) scored 8 of her team's first 10 points. The Flying Dutch responded with a 10-point run to go ahead 15-10, but The Presidents regained an 18-17 lead midway through the first half. From there, the teams traded the lead four limes

before Kathi Grotenhuis ('03) hit a 3-pointer to put Hope ahead 24-20 with seven minutes to go. They kept up the pressure and took a 38-30 lead at intermission. Adelynn Vilmann ('05) sustained the Dutch in the early-going of the second half, scoring two free throws and a basket to raise her day's total to 10 points. The Flying Dutch moved to a double-figure lead at 15:26 left on a pair of three throws by Amy Baltmanis. The Presidents sliced the Hope lead to 6 points, but Hope freshman Bria Ebels hit a clutch 3-pointer to give the Dutch a 9 point advantage midway through the second half. The Presidents wouldn't go away, however, and sliced the Hope lead to only four points with 6:48 left in the game. Back-to-back baskets by Kerkstra and Baltmanis put the Hope lead to 55-48 with 4:43 left in the game. Colleen Corey ('03) hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give Hope its biggest lead of the game, stretching the score to 61-48 with 2:46 to go. Hope kept the lead and went on to win the game by a score of 71-60. They will travel to Eau Claire, Wisconsin for their games this weekend.

Hope hockey skates to second Bradley Vanderberg STAFF W R I T E R

The Hope College Ice Hockey Club finished second in the Division 111 national tournament last weekend, finishing the year with a record of 25-6 Their opening game was Thursday morning against Virginia Commonwealth University. After witnessing underdog College of the Canyons from California shock Wagner College from New York 32 in a shootout, the Flying Dutchmen took to the ice and were all over VCU right from the start. Hope pumped in two in the first then five in the second taking a very comfortable 7-0 lead after two periods of play. VCU starting goalie Sean Crilley was touched for six goals after giving way to his backup Jim Bearden who also surrendered another four. Hope goalie Ben Von Eitzen ('03) was only credited with one save in the 10-0 route where

Hope outshot VCU 43-1. Hope then played underdog College of the Canyons on Friday. Hope got off to an early lead as John Collins ('03) fired a slapshot just over the shoulder of Cougars goaltender Matt Crumlish for an early 1 -0 lead. The rest of the game saw a hard fought battle at both ends of the ice and when the dust cleared, Hope was still ahead 1-0 and had advanced to the semifinals. The hero of the game was Ben Von Eitzen, who made 34 saves including a heart stopping save on a breakaway halfway through the second period. Friday night's game was all about heart as the Dutchmen played the University of Georgia. Hope dominated the entire game, outshooting the Bulldogs 51 14. But Georgia goaltender Paul Lymbumer was played the game of his young life, stopping 49 shots. Late in the third period, Hope winger Jonathan Sedon ('04) fired a slapshot over the glove and into

the top of the net to lie the score at I. The game then went to overtime w h e r e D u t c h m e n J e r e m y Von Eitzen ('03) made a great pass to Mike Brown ('03) in front of the net for an easy tap in and a 2-1 victory. Hope took it to the M C C Hawks with two quick goals by Jeremy Von Eitzen and Josh Dufon. At the start of the second period, things began to swing in favor of M u s k e g o n . The Hawks scored three goals in the period to take the lead. The Dutchmen came out in the third period ready to score but had several good scoring chances turned away by Hawks goalie Jeff Husiak. Hope was called for a pair of penalties away from the play that resulted in a 5 on 3 powerplay for Ihe MCC Hawks and the game was sealed after an empty net goal with under a minute left, giving Hope a 4-2 loss. The second place finish in the tournament is the best in the history of Hope Hockey.

Dave Yetter




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Sports editor

Downsizing hurts I was surprised last week to see a proposal before the MIAA that would downsize Hope sports and shorten season lengths. It made me think about the views on sports by the administration, the athletes, and the fans. 1 began by taking a closer look at the proposal. It states that "a fixation on National Championships can lead to increased cost, missed classes and other negatives that need specific control." While 1 agree that there is a great emphasis placed on a national championship, 1 fail to see a problem with that. That is what sports are all about. That is why athletes get up at 5 a.m. and go to practice and why they play all of their games. That is why they want to represent Hope College and show the rest of Division 111 what we can do. Just look at all of the excitement that the national tournament games generated this weekend. If we didn't compete in these tournaments, the girls would have ended their season and gone home. Instead, they are off to the sectional tournament and 1 for one am pretty excited about it. While it may prolong the schedule by a few weeks, 1 think that it would be a terrible injustice if national tournaments weren't fully supported by the school.

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