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Hope College begins its 126th academic year when orientation begins for new students on Saturday, August 29 (see related article). Classes will start on Tuesday, September 1. A moderate enrollment increase is being projected by college officials. The number of students expected to study at Hope this year is estimated to be 2,600 compared to 2,545 in 1986-87, according to Registrar Jon Husiken. This count includes part-time students and those s t u d y i n g in o f f - c a m p u s p r o g r a m s . The increase is attributed to an unusually large incoming freshman class which is expected to number 665 compare to 583 last year, said Husiken. The annual Fall Convocation will open the school year on Tuesday, September 1 at 7:30 p . m . in D i m n e n t . T h e Convocation will mark the first formal college event led by new president, Dr. John Jacobson. The speaker will be the Reverend Marchiene Rienstra, the senior pastor at Hope Reformed Church. She has held that post for the past three-and-ahalf years. Rienstra, the first woman senior pastor in the Reformed Church in America, which will be held on the DeWitt has entitled her address "Learn patio, beginning at 6:30 p.m. to Grow." She is a graduate of Monday night. Calvin College and Calvin The Fair allows new students Theological Seminary. Rienstra to get more information on is also a m e m b e r of the various student organizations. Attending Clergy Association at Representatives from groups Holland Community Hospital. ranging from the anchor to the The Board of Trustees will Ski Club are present to answer confer honorary Doctor of any questions students may Letters degrees upon Max have. Another highlight of DePree and Dr. Victor Eimicke orientation is D.R.I.N.K. — at the Convocation. Drinking Responsibly is Not DePree, the newly-elected Koincidental. To be held on chair of the Board, has served as Sunday night at 9 p.m. in the a trustee since 1982 and also Kletz coffee shop (in the recently chaired Hope's basement of DeWitt), D.R.I.N.K. Presidential Search Committee. features a non-alcoholic bar as A Hope graduate, DePree is the well as activities which give chief e x e c u t i v e o f f i c e r of students information on the Herman Miller, Inc. in Zeeland. affects of drinking. Eimicke, the former chair of Other features of orientation the Board from 1978 to 1987, is include: now an honorary trustee. The Various workshops and holder of three degrees from lectures which i n t r o d u c e New York University where he students and their parents to studied business and industrial college life and Hope College psychology, Eimicke is the specifically. Ranging from a tour president of V.W. Eimicke of the l i b r a r y to s t u d e n t Associates, a world-leading activities, these workshops are publisher of business forms. designed to a c q u a i n t new Major dates on the 1987-88 students to Hope's campus and calendar are: Inauguration of tell them what they can expect in President John Jacobson, O c t o b e r 9: H o m e c o m i n g coni. to pciqe 2
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Highlights of this y e a r ' s orientation program include the i third year of Playfair for new students and a return to the outdoors for the first all-school dance. Playfair, which replaced the freshman dance three years ago, is designed to allow new students to get to know each other while having a lot of fun. It features different activities which force — in a friendly manner — students to meet each other. Although there is a lot of physical activity involved (students are requested to wear tennis shoes (sneakers for you Easterners)), it is light and designed for everyone. " P l a y f a i r was g r e a t ! " exclaimed one freshman at last year's orientation. "Some of it was silly but it let as have a fun time and meet new people." Playfair will be held Saturday night in the Dow Center at 9:30. After moving indoors last year — due to an excessive amount of complaints two years ago — the first, all-college dance will be outside again this year (as long as the weather cooperates). Beginning at 8 p.m. (and going until 11) on Monday night, the
dance will be held in the Pine Grove — with the band and its sound system pointing directly at the President's home. "When the dance was held outside two years ago, the band faced due east, right down 12th street. The police got complaints about the noise from Holland heights (which is almost a mile away)," stated City Councilman Phil Tanis, a recent Hope grad who is presently running for mayor. "Therefore, the city staff was very reluctant to allow the dance outside again this year. "But at our last council meeting, officials from SAC (the Social Activities Committee) and Bruce King (the new Director of Student Activities (see related article)) convinced the city council that the noise would be held down," Tanis continued. 45 Facing the band north into first, the president's home and then more college campus, downtown, and the river was a good idea. That should take care of the noise problem and allow students to have a good time since being inside at this dance just doesn't work," he concluded. The dance begins immediately after the annual Activities Fair
Weekend, October 9-11; fall recess, October 15-18; Parents' W e e k e n d , O c t o b e r 23-25; Thanksgiving recess, November 26-29; s e m e s t e r b r e a k , December 19-January 11; second semester begins, January 12; winter recess, February 13-16; Critical Issues Symposium, March 2; spring recess, March 18-27; Van Wylen L i b r a r y D e d i c a t i o n , A p r i l 21; commencement. May 8. Among m a j o r p r o j e c t s completed on the Hope campus this s u m m e r were the installation of a new telephone system and the additionof approximately 140 automobile parking spaces on property east of the Chessie system railroad tracks (Siberia II). Construction on the new Gordon and Margaret Van Wylen Library is nearing completion. The $8.7 million facility is expected to open in time for the second semester of the academic year. A new admissions house will soon be constructed on the corner of 10th Street and College Avenue. The $500,000 building will consolidate the admission office which is currently located in two cottages along 10th Street. The new two-story brick building will contain approximately 7,000 square feet. Several appointments to the faculty have been announced by Provost Jacob Nyenhuis. They include: Sandra Alspach, a s s i s t a n t p r o f e s s o r of commutation; Richard Batt, visiting assistant professor of geology; C. Baars Bultman, associate professor of education; Teunis Donk, assistant professor of education; Julie Fiedler, visiting instructor of English; Karen Frederickson, associate professor of music; Michael Jipping, assistant professor of computer science; Pilkyu Kim, assistant professor of political science; Lonnie Klein, intern in music; Perry Landes, visiting lecturer in theatre and theatre facilities m a n a g e r ; Andrea Meyer, intern in German; David Netzly, assistant professor of biology; Anthony Nieuwkoop, assistant professor of biology; Tomothy Pennings, assistant p r o f e s s o r of m a t h e m a t i c s ; Crystel P i n c o n n a t , visiting instructor of French; Patricia Roehling, assistant professor of p s y c h o l o g y ; Keith T a y l o r , cont.
Van Wylen Receives Degree F o r m e r Hope College President Gordon Van Wylen became the first honorary doctoral degre recipient to be h o n o r e d by M e i j i G a u k i n University of Japan. Van Wylen, who retired from the presidency on June 30, received the degree last May at Meiji Gaukin University's new Yokohama campus. Since 1965, Meiji Gaukin and Hope have maintained a sister school relationship when the Japanese school started sending students to Hope. In 1980, Hope students became part of the twoway exchange program, sending s t u d e n t s to t h e J a p a n e s e university for a May Term s e m i n a r on c o n t e m p o r a r y Japan. In fact, 15 Hope students and two faculty were among those in the audience when Van Wylen received his honorary degree from Meiji Gaukin President Makoto Morii. This past academic year ,marked the 100th anniversary of Meiji Gaukin University. In 1886, a language school under Dr. J.C. Hepburn of the Presbyterian C h u r c h a n d T o k y o Union Seminary under Dr. S.R. Brown of the Reformed Church merged to form Meiji Gaukin. Today, the two churches continue to support the c a m p u s which has approximately 10,500 students. In accepting his honor. Van Wylen stated, "I receive this honor not only personally, but also as a representative of Hope College. In doing so, I perceive this recognition as an important a f f i r m a t i o n of t h e v e r y significant ties between Meiji Gaukin University and Hope College." Over 600 Meiji Gaukin students have studied at Hope over the past 23 years. Van Wylen c o n t i n u ed to address the audience, giving his speech entitled "Science, Technology, and Religion." He spoke about the role those three h u m a n a c t i v i t i e s p l a y in individual and societal lives, nationally and internationally. "We need to think about the impact of science and technology on the human spirit and our
the coming months as a new student. These meet at various times throughout the weekend. The annual Picnic in the Pine Grove brings t o g e t h e r the families of new students with the families of the faculty and staff of Hope College. Running from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, the meal is free to all who wish to attend. The New Student Banquet, a formal affair, is held on Sunday night a 6 p.m. in Phelps Cafeteria. Featuring what will
sense of well-being, purpose, and fulfillment," he said. While scientific a d v a n c e s bring about many benefits, they also have societal costs (pollution, the threat of nuclear war, etc.) as well as a measure of disillusionment, according to Van Wylen. "The cause of this disillusionment is rooted in our high expectations that the abundance of material things we have through a d v a n c e s in science and technology will bring us a sense of fulfillment, happiness, and well-being," Van Wylen stated. "But technology does not address the need for love and fidelity in our homes, the problems of racism and other evils in our communities, and the constant threat of war in the world. These are issues that relate to our human spirit." In r a g a r d to f a i t h a n d technology. Van Wylen said there is no denying that there h a v e been m a n y t e n s i o n s between science and Christianity. "With the rise of science and the pretige of technology, there has been a tendency to let this scientific attitude of detachment d o m i n a t e our a p p r o a c h to religion. We seek to evaluate and test God in a detached way as an outside observer. . .As science grew and developed, the need for God was less and less, and gradually the notion developed that God was not needed to 'explain' things at all. As a result, many persons left themselves vulnerable to a nontheistic view of life." But religious and scientific approaches need not be rival. Van Wylen continued, but instead complements, "each appropriate to an aspect of experience largely ignored by the other." "But one of the greatest challenges before us, as citizens of our respective countries and world," Van Wylen added later, "is to make judgements in regard to technology that will promote both individual freedom and well-being as well as the public good."
The Campaign for Hope, the most ambitious fund-raising effort ever launched by Hope College, ended its three-year effort on June 30 by surpassing the goal by nearly six million dollars. Pledges and gifts to the campaign totaled $31,689,167 against a goal of $26 million, according to campaign co-chairs Max Boersma and Hugh DePree. Boersma, a 1946 Hope grad, is vice president and treasurer of Mazda G r e a t L a k e s while DePree, a 1938 Hope grad, is the retired president and chief executive officer of Herman Miller, Inc. The campaign increased the college's Endowment Fund and provided for several capital projects, including construction of the new Van Wylen library. "The Campaign for Hope goals were well articulated, and there was a large amount of goodwill e x p r e s s e d by our a l u m n i , parents, and friends," said Gordon Van Wylen who retired as president of the college on June 30. Van Wylen extended his term as president for a year in order to see the campaign to its successful culmination.
"The reputation of the college has become better known over the years," said Van Wylen. "We had excellent outside counsel adn internal organization as well as outstanding leadership from the college's Board of Trustees, the campaign steeringcommittee and volunteer leaders. All of these components came together well at an opportune time." The new Gordon and Margaret Van Wylen library is expected to be complete in time for the second semester of this school year. The library, estimated to cost $8.5 million, will result in a facility which more than doubles the amount of floor space in the present library. Other facility projects benefiting from the campaign include construction of the Maas Student Conference Center; conversion of the existing library into a classroom building for several academic departments; renovation of VanderWerf Hall to better serve the departments of mathematics, computer science, and p h y s i c s ; continued i m p r o v e m e n t of s t u d e n t residence halls; construction of a new admissions building; and novation of the historic oncampus home of the college
probably be the best meai a student has at Hope, the dinner will a l s o f e a t u r e h i s t o r y professor Marc Baer speaking on " P a t h s to Excellence," the theme of this year's orientation. Details of all these programs as well as others are included in the New Student Orientation guide which each student should have. If there are any questions which need answering, there will be an information booth outside the DeWitt C e n t e r d u r i n g orientation. Welcome to Hope College. Have a fun time.
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Income from the college's Endowment Fund primarily involves student scholarships and supports faculty salaries. The principal of the fund is invested with the interest used to support programs. Chairs of major campaign c o m m i t t e e s included Victor Eimicke, trustee fund; Ekdal Buys and Peter Cook, leadership gifts; J a m e s Cook, Reformed Church support; Jon and Karen Hanson, national parents and friends; Richard Kruizenga. n a t i o n a l f o u n d a t i o n s arnik c o r p o r a t i o n s ; Betty Miller, national alumni; David Myers, college faculty and staff; and Jerrald Redeker and Randall Dekker, Holland-Zeeland area campaign.
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Welcome to Hope College. It is my pleasure to welcome all of you who are arriving as Hope College students for the first time this week as well as those who are returning. To our transfer students, we hope that you will find here nourishment for mind and spirit as you continue your college education. To members of the class of 1991, we welcome you to the beginning of your college studies. To returning students, we hope that you have been refreshed by your time away and are eager to begin anew. New students will find that Hope College has the people, programs, and facilities to provide stimulation and support for you in your studies, in your life within this community, and in your spiritual and personal development. I congratulate you on your admission to Hope and on the wisdom of your decision to attend this College. You will find here faculty who e x c e l in t h e i r a c a d e m i c disciplines and are concerned with students as individuals.
T h e y a r e c o m m i t t e d to excellence in their teaching, in their professional activities, and in their encouragement and support of students. As a newcomer I have found here a community of unusual warmth and concern for the wellbeing of all. These qualities are rooted in the commitment of the faculty and staff, and they are strongly supported by the attitudes of the students and alumni of the College. These qualities are part of what we mean when we say that our College is set in the context of Christian faith. On behalf of the entire College community I welcome you to full participation as students. Almost before you know it you will be alumni. I hope that when you reach that honored state, you will look back on your years at Hope as the time of mental and spiritual growth, a time of success in meeting meaningful challenges, and a time of joyful participation in a varied and supportive community. John Jacobson, President
Welcome from Dean Beal Dear students,
E d u c a t i o n : B . A . f r o m What do you see as the mission of Swathmore College; graduate Hope? work in philosophy at Yale "It's the mission of Hope College University (Ph.D.). to provide with excellence and in Why did you come to Hope the context of Christian faith a residential undergraduate College? liberal arts college experience. "I came to Hope College because One of the great strengths of it was suggested to me first of all Hope College is that it has by my minister that I should take greater clarity about what its an interest in this position. He mission is than many institutions knew that I had had many years have." of experience in higher education administration and also that I was an active layman in the What are some of your goals at Reformed Church and so he Hope? pointed me in this direction. And w h e n I c a m e o u t to be "One of the things I am very interviewed here my wife and I eager to talk to people about and were both very impressed by the get a handle on is a plan to people we met. After we had a improve the representation of chance to meet the people and minority people in the student see the campus we came away body and faculty. "I think it's very important that with a very fine impression."
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we try to make sure that we noi only have a very fine library building and excellent automated system but also that we work to improve the library collection that we have. "Another thing that is very important is that we keep up in the level and quality of scientific equipment that we have. That's a bit of a problem for very college now and it's just critical at a place like Hope where the science education and science program is just so important. "Another area I'm very concerned about is the contuing effort to get scholarship aid for students. And also I think that we need to look very carefully at the level of c o m p e n s a t i o n for faculty. It's very important that we not fall behind other colleges in those areas."
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I'm pleased to add my word to others in this orientation issue. This is a great time for all of us to have the new school year actually underway. You new students are a part of one of the largest classes of new students ever to attend Hope College. Of more importance to us, however, is that you have an excellent experience right from the beginning. A lot of things happen here all at once from a c a d e m i c s to h o u s i n g to activities. PLease let us know at any point where we can help with your experiences in any way. The a c a d e m i c t h e m e of orientation is "Excellence." There are many ways to address this topic as will be evident in
your discussions with students and faculty on Monday morning. For you as an individual the term "excellence" will take on some very personal meanings as you l i v e a n d l e a r n in t h i s environment and grow as a person. We truly do hope for you an exposure to the highest and the best that you need to meet your potential. Please do utilize the many resources here for making the most of your experience. The challenge for excellence is one we all share and we look forward to your participation. We know you have the ability for great achivement here at hope. Philip Beal Dean for Student Development
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Greens in U.S. (Editor's note: the following article is from the College Press Service (CPS), a service which the anchor will be using this year. It will be giving us news from other schools as well as cartoons. We hope you eojoy it.) More than 1,000 activists, students, and professors met at Hampshire College in July to try something unlikely: To transplant a leftist West German political movement to the United States. "We want to change politics from a spectator sport into a popular process, , , explained Howard Hawkins, a leader of the American Green Movement. \ The movement is an offshoot of the untraditional, anti-nuclear, environmental Green Movement In West Germany. The German Greens, who favor disarmament and oppose taking censuses, grew from a late-1970s group of street demonstrators into a major political force that now holds seats in the German parliament. While attendance at the conference encouraged organizers, other observers pondered whether American students would be interested. "Sure, students are more liberal these days," conceded pCenneth Green of UCLA, which, under Green's direction, surveys 200,000 freshmen a year about " M r political attitudes,"but *r (the Greens) will have impact on college students is other matter." He noted Western Europe "is more likely to accept splinter titical groups like the Green ovement than we are." American Green leaders, however, say they'll try to grow one locality at a time. "What we want to do is get strong on a local level," Hawkins said. This fall the movement, he added, is running candidates in New Haven, Connecticut, where Yale's Blake Student Organization has endorsed the slate. The H a m p s h i r e College conference, he contended, "just s t r a t c h e d the s u r f a c e of support." "There are groups scattered all over the nation, in California, New England, Wisconsin, to name a few." Hampshire College officials said they, too, were pleased by the conference and engaged by the prospect of trying to transplant the movement. "We wanted to host the conference. It's very much in spirit with our liberal campus," said Rosemary Morgan, the college's director of special programs. "It was a sophisticated event. The bigwigs in the Green movement spoke. I'm supportive of the philosophy, (which was) gently radical, not harsh. There was a good turnout. The guests were delightful. They actually practiced the philosophy they preached," she said.
Wilson Travels Religion p r o f e s s o r Boyd Wilson studied this summer at the University of Sana'a in North Yemen in a program sponsored by the National Council on U.S.Arab Relations. W i l s o n w a s a m o n g 35 American scholars designated Joseph J . Malone Faculty Fellows for 1987 under the auspices of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. The Faculty Fellows are named in honor of the late Dr. Joseph J. Malone, a distinbuished scholar of Arab affairs who was also a member of the c o u n c i l ' s a d v i s o r y committee. They were chosen in a competitive process culminating in consideration by a national selection committee comprised of distinguished Arabists and educators. The P r o g r a m took place between 11 June and 26 July in Egypt, Jordan, North Yemen, and Tunisia. In all countries, the fellows attended lectures on Arab and Islamic Studies; met with professors, government officials, and specialists in various fields; and travelled to sites of historical and cultural importance. The council sponsors the Malone program in the hope that professors from institutions of higher learning with limited Middle East studies programs
can offer expanded opportunities for students to study Arab and Islamic affairs and facilitate related activities for the citizens of their communities. The National Council on U.S.Arab Relations is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization located in Washington, D.C. Its goal is to increase dialogue and understanding between the peoples of the U.S. and the Arab World. An assistant professor of religion, Wilson joined the Hope faculty in 1982. A graduate of Trinity College, he earned a master's degree from Wheaton College and a doctorate from the University of Iowa. Wilson is a specialist in world religions, teaching several different courses on the topic. He has also developed a new course for the Hope religion department curriculum entitled "Studies in Islam." In 1984, as a Fulbright scholar, Wilson travelled to India to study its religious temples and people. Currently a member of the American Academy of Religion, Wilson is t h e a u t h o r of "Ultimacy as Unifier in Gandhi" published by Religion in Modern India in 1982. This spring he was voted the college's outstanding professor by members of the senior class.
by Tanis Published Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publishers of San Diego have announced the publication of two books by Dr. Elliot Tanis, professor of mathematics. The volumes, entitled " S t a t i s t i c s 1: D e s c r i p t i v e Statistics and Probability" and "Statistics II: Estimation Tests of Hypotheses," are part of the publisher's College Outline Series, a set of books which takes student-users through elemental explanations to more difficult problems in several different subjects. The College Outline Series, which consists of 31 books, was designed as a tool for s t u d e n t s to s h a r p e n their problem-solving skills. Together, Tanis' two volumes cover most of the topics which are taught in an introductory statistics course that has algebra a s its only m a t h e m a t i c s prerequisite. Each chapter covers a topic whose fundamental principles a r e
broken down in outline form for easy reference. The two volumes contain 1,362 examples and e x e r c i s e s , with c o m p l e t e solutions given for 950 of them. Interspersed within the book are e x a m p l e s w h i c h h a v e an international dimension. These examples were developed with the aid of a grant to Hope from the Exxon E d u c a t i o n a l Foundation for the purpose^ of internationalizing the College's curriculum. The field of statistics if Tanis' specialty. In 1977, he co-authored a text with Dr. Robert Hogg, of the University of Iowa, entitled "Probability and Statistical Inference" (Macmillan Publishing Co.). Currently in its second edition, the book's third will be published in 1988. A 1956 graduate of Central College, Tanis earned master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Iowa. He has been a Hope faculty member since 1965.
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King Ready to Work Bruce King, the new Director of Student Activities, is fast becoming aquainted with his position, Hope College, and the Holland community at large. Bruce comes to Hope from Iowa where he attended Iowa State University during his undergraduate years and the University of Iowa, where he received a masters degree in social work. Enthused with his new position at Hope, Bruce brings with him Pxneriences in Greek affairs vast experiences and a "positive public relations" marketing approach to student activities and organizations. Says King, " I ' m here to help students become well-rounded people. That's what college is all about. I plan to get students excited about being students, C o l l e g e life is great because you are caught between reality and a utopic kind of environment." What can students expect from the new Director of Student Activities? "They can expect assistance and a supportive Derson in the office of Student
Summer '87: What Happened
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The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a public health service grant to Hope c h e m i s t r y p r o f e s s o r Rodney Boyer. The award of $50,000 will provide s u p p o r t for eight undergraduate students who will investigate the mechanism of biological iron u t i l i z a t i o n . Animals store iron in the large protein molecule called ferritin. Each ferritin molecule can carry up to 4,500 atoms of iron. When the iron is needed by the organism, for example, to make hemoglobin, the oxygen carrying the protein of blood, iron is released from ferritin. The mechanism of this iron-transfer process will be studied. The students will carry out the project under the direction of Boyer at Hope. Boyer, whose specialty is biochemistry, has been on the faculty at Hope since 1974. He is currently professor of chemistry and chair of the department. He is also the author of a textbook in biochemistry and has numerous p u b l i c a t i o n s in s c i e n t i f i c journals.
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college news broke as a kind of denouement to 1986-87's events. Amy Carter, daughter of former President Jimmy Carter and the center of a celebrated spring trial for joining an antiCentral Intelligence Agency sitin, was suspended by Brown University for failing to keep up her grades. On the other side of the political spectrum. Accuracy in Academia, formed in 1985 to identify "liberal" and "Marxist" professors by asking students to write reports about them, agreed to retract an allegation that the Spartacist League — a Marxist group - encouraged "the killing of police officers." More significant news — events and phenomena that affect all students — broke, too: STUDENT AID U.S. Secretary of Education W i l l i a m B e n n e t , l o n g an advocate of cutting federal student aid programs by as much as 45 percet, announced he would seek more modest cuts in the future. Bennet, explained Department of Education Undersecretary Bruce Carnes, feared his cutback proposals provoked hostility that, in turn, turned Congress off to his efforts to alter campus coursework, t a m e tuition increases, and chase down loan defaulters. The Reagan Administration will send its next education budget proposal to Congress in January, 1988. The change may be too late for some. In J u n e , t h e A m e r i c a n Association of Community and Junior Colleges reported that federal support for two-year
colleges dropped by 16.9 percent from fall, 1985 to fall, 1986. Moreover, about 40 percent of the nation's u n d e r g r a d u a t e students and 50 percent of its graduate students may lose all or part of their eligibility for student loans this fall, Michael Novak, head of the University of Texas at Austin's aid office. estimated. RACIAL TENSIONS Trying to prevent another round of startlingly widespread racial incidents that plagued the u n i v e r s i t i e s of M i c h i g a n , Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, California at Los Angeles, Georgia, and Tufts, among about a dozen other campuses last spring, a group of college p r e s i d e n t s p r o m i s e d to investigate just what is causing the tensions. The Washington, D.C.-based American Council on Education said it would release its findings this fall. Northampton (Mass.) Judge Alvertus J. Morse, meanwhile, sentenced seven white U. of Massachusetts-Amherst students to undergo counseling for " r a c e sensitivity , , and p e r f o r m some " c o m m u n i t y service as punishment for beating a black UMass student in October, 1986. DRUGS A year after the cocainerelated death of University of Maryland basketball star Len Bias inspired tougher drug policies at scores of campuses, more than 1,000 colleges failed to give the U.S. Dept. of Education con /. to pa9e
(Editor's note: the following article is the first of a series which will chronicle the exploits, adventures, and thoughts of David Lambert during his travels in Japan on the Japan May Term last spring.)
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I arrived in Japan at 5:30 on the fourteenth or fifteenth of May, depending on how you look at it. One of the peculiararities of air travel to a distant time zone in that you lose a day either going or coming. When I arrived in Tokyo, however, I was not prepared to think about the bizarre implications of such a loss of time. I was, however, confronted with the full implications of the fact that in Japan, people speak Japanese, and use a different ^ writing system. Foreign words and symbols w e r e being used e v e r y w h e r e , and f o r e i g n customs were being observed. One very foreign custom was encountered after we passed through the i m m i g r a t i o n checkpoint: all of our luggage was not only at the luggage carousel when we got there, but it had also been taken off the carousel. We changed some money, and proceeded to meet Provost Fukuda from Meiji Gaukin University, where we would talke classes during our
So you're in a plane about to touch down in Japan. You can't quite imagine what the country is going to look like, but in the back of your mind you believe that because the country is foreign, common things there will also look foreign. The plane breaks through the clouds, and you see blue waves below. Maybe that's not blue water, you think, but blue rice or blue bamboo. Then you sight Japanese land for the first time, and you discover, with some relief and some disappointment, that the sky is still blue, and the plants are still green. Last May, unless you were one of the fourteen other students and two professors who went to Japan from Hope College, you were not on the plane; I was.
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Peter Schakel, professor of English, was awarded a grant from the National Endowment of H u m a n i t i e s ( N E H ) to participate in the 1987 Aston Magna Academy at Rutgers University this past June. The Academy was sponsored by the Aston Magna Foundation, of Great Barrington, Mass. The Foundation is dedicated to the h i s t o r i c a l study and performance of seventeenth and eighteenth century music. In its summer Academies musicians, together with scholars from other Hi<;nnlinPc rnnsir
in its historical and cultural context. The topic of this y e a r ' s Academy was 4t The Culture of Restoration England 1660-1720." A distinguished f a c u l t y of specialists in various fields explored the relationships between the history, philosophy, politics, literature, music, art, and architecture of the time. S c h a k e l ' s t r a i n i n g and r e s e a r c h h a v e f o c u s e d on English literature 1660-1720, and he uses an interdisciplinary approach, integrating literature, music, and the other arts, in
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obsessions of a mad inventor (Ford) as he attempts to escape the demands of modern society. September 25 & 26: Mad Max and The R o a d W a r r i o r t a k e moviegoers into a stark future this weekend.
September 4 & 5: Crocodile Dundee starring Paul Hogan. This sleeper comedy from Australia went on to become one Of the largest grossing fall ovies of all time. It chronicles lie exploits of <4 Crocodile ,, Dundee first in his Australian utback and then in the urban ungle of New York City.
October 2 & 3: Two bizarre musicals are featured as Little Shop of Horrors shows along with The Rocky Horror Picture Show in what looks to be the most interesting movie weekend of the semester.
October 9 & 10: Peggy Sue Got Married is the hit flick of the weekend. Kathleen Turner goes back in time to her high school days and attempts to make her future a little brighter.
September 11 & 12: About Last Night... Starring Brat Packers Rob Lowe and Demi Moore, this romantic d r a m a is set in Chicago. The movie concerns itself with the relationship of Lowe and Moore as they attempt to settle down together.
October 16 & 17: Cat Ballou. This classic comedy-western garnered Lee Marvin an Oscar for best acting. Jane Fonda also stars.
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Seven events including jazz, classical music, and modern dance will mark the 1987-88 Hope College Great P e r f o r m a n c e Series. The s e r i e s will begin Thursday, September 10 at 8 p . m . in D i m n e n t with a performance by violinist Benny Kim, 1983 winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Inc. As a part of a Jazz Festival week at Hope, the John McNeil Jazz Quartet will present a concert Tuesday, October 6 in Dimnent. McNeil is regarded as one of the f o f e m o s t jazz trumpeters in New York. The Hope College Jazz Festival scheduled October 3-7 will be an exciting opportunity for jazz students and jazz lovers. The Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, returning for its fifth season, will join the Grand Rapids Symphonic Choir in a drama about four kids' quest for performance of Hadyn's 44The a dead body is the feature movie. Seasons," on February 4 in Dimnent. This will mark the first October 30 & 31: The Halloween weekend sees a classic horror film. Alien, teamed with its action packed sequel. Aliens.
appearance in Holland by the Symphony'snew conductor. Miss Catherine Comet. The award-winning GlennLund Dance Company of New York City will be back by popular demand with its performances November 5 and 6 in the DeWitt Center. The Glenn-Lund dancers were enthusiastically received by the Great Performance Series audiences in 1984. There, will be three other concerts by winners of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Inc. including pianist Jaime Boliparta on November 17; flutist Gary Schoker on F e b r u a r y 25; and a trio comprised of clarinetist Daniel McKelway, cellist Christopher Kostanza, and pianist Reina Dokshinsky. Season tickets are on sale through the Hope College public relations office in DeWitt Center. The cost of season tickets are: adults, $32; s e n i o r s , $28; students, $12; and family, $75.
November 6 & 7: The Divine Miss M teams with Shelly Long in Outrageous Fortune as this weekend's hit flick. November 13 & 14: The Jagged Edge, a suspence thriller with an obviously surprising ending is the featured film with Spellbound backing it up. November 20 & 21: announced.
December 4 & 5: Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines provide action and laughs in Running Scared.
D e c e m b e r 11 & 12: The traditional Christmas cartoon features An American Tail this year.
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You Can't Tell a Bookstore by its Cover One institution that no one can avoid on the return to campus in the fall is the bookstore. Not only can you not avoid going in, but you can't avoid lightening your wallet (or purse) before coming out. Now, when you get to be an upperclassperson, you start to learn a few tricks, like shopping early to get the most used books and waiting until a book is actually assigned by the professor before buying is (especially if there are more than 10 books on the booklist), but, in general, we all have to face the music. The anchor decided to pay a visit to our own Hope-Geneva Bookstore and ask the manager, Mark Cook, a few questions. The results are as follows: anchor: What does the Geneva in Hope-Geneva Bookstore stand for? Cook: The name is derived from the Geneva Scholarship Fund. This fund was established
by an anonymous donor who invested In the original DeWitt Center bookstore (in 1971) and again the current facility whcih was part of the 1982 renovation and expansion of the DeWitt Center. This donation "capitalized" part of the fixtures and inventory of the store and the proceeds from that Investment go into a scholarship fund for foreign students which is administered by the Office of International Education. I believe that fund is c u r r e n t l y s u p p o r t i n g six students, primarily from third world countries. anchor: Is that where all the profits from the bookstore go? Cook: No. That accounts for about half. The rest goes to purchase additional inventory, or if there is anything left over, the college's general operating fund. anchor: Why not use the profits to lower the price of books? Cook: Unfortunately, we are not talking about that much
money so the effect would be negligible. Also, the bookstore is one place on campus where the students pay the actual cots for books and supplies as opposed to an average amount as in the case of credit hours and food service where some students subsidize others. anchor: Books sure seem expensive. 1 can't believe somebody isn't making big bucks somewhere. Cook: There are a few people out there making some "big bucks" but not many. If you are a publisher or an author with a very popular textbook, especially at the introductory level, you're probably doing pretty well. It's like the record industry; Prince and Madonna are raking it in, but the local record store isn't getting fat and neither are most classical musicians. anchor: Is there anything the bookstore can do about the price of books?
Cook: Used books. That's about the only leverage we have in terms of price shopping. Besides conducting an extensive on-campus buy, we have become very aggressive in trying to purchase used books from the national used book wholesalers. It seems that students want more each semester (which mirrors the nation-wide trend), so sometimes it is hard to get popular textbooks because all the stores want them. The new computer and textbook software we purchased last year has allowed us to generate more searches to the used book companies so our used book stock is at an all-time high. anchor: It seems that every time I want to buy or sell a used book, it has just gone into a new edition. Most of the time they just change a few words and raise the price. Cook: THat is certainly a commonly held view and has some
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truth to it. It suppose to be fair to the publisher 1 would have to admit that new book sales do drop every year that the same edition is in print and neither the author or publisher makes anything on used copies. Hopefully though, the primary motivation for a new edition is substantive changes in the text itself. \ anchor: Last semester my roommate said he couldn't get four of his books because the bookstore had run out. Shouldn't you order enough books for everyone in the class? Cook: Our ideal situation would be to have one book for every student who wanted one and no books left over. Unfortunately we know we won't achieve that perfection so we usually try to over order a bit, knowing we'll probably have some extras left. However, leftover books are expensive to return due to shipping costs and returns penalties so we base our orders on a reasonable contingency not on the maximum that could ever possibly enroll for a class. That means if the enrollment jumps substantially or a new course section is opened at the last minute, it is possible that we could run out.
New Trustees Hope President John Jacobson has announced the appointment of several new members to the Board of Trustees. Serving four-year terms will be Gary DeWitt of Zeeland; Betty Duval of Bronxville, N.Y.; and Glenn TerBeek of Winnetka, 111. DeWitt is the president of Bilmar Foods, Inc. and a member of the Holland Community Hospital Board of Directors. He is also president of the Michigan Allied Poultry Association. Duval is a retired senior vice president of Dow Jones, Inc. of New York City while TerBeek is a senior partner with Arthur Andersen & Co. of Chicago. Larry Mulder of Holland, the president of ODL, Inc., of Zeeland, will serve a three-year term. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for First of America Bank in Holland. D r . J a m e s G e n t i l e , the Kenneth Herrick professor of biology, was elected to a twoy e a r t e r m as a f a c u l t y representative while Dr. Victor Eimicke of Bronxville, N.Y., the former chair of the Board of Trustees from 1978-87, was made an honorary trustee. Kermit Campbell of Midland, Terry Nagelvoort of Wyckoff, N.J., and the Reverend Jay Weener of Grand Rapids were each reelected to four-year terms. Board of Trustees officers foi 1987-88 are: Max DePree of Zeeland, chair; Weener, vice chair; and Max BOersma of Grand Rapids, secretary.
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Yes, ladies and gentlemen (and those of you inbetween). Big Brother still lives...for how long we're just not sure, however... So enjoy this while you can... Since there haven't been many "students on campus this summer and since not much has really been happening due to that — 'even tho that progressive party got nailed a coupla weeks ago — I'm going to turn my attention to other stuff which y'all may be interested in... Namely, music and movies... Let's start with the music since there are quite a number of new things coming out within the next f e w m o n t h s . . . But first, let me remind you to keep an eye open and an ear ready to hear the mighty WTHS 89.9 FM come back on the air in the near future... And if you're interested in getting involved with Hope's very own student run radio station, keep watching the anchor and those obnoxious table tents for more details... Well, the new Cars album. Door to Door, should be out by the time you read this...and Michael Jackson's Bad as well as R.E.M.'s Document are due this week... The Cars, for the first time, produced their own songs so it could be i n t e r e s t i n g . . . a n d R.E.M.'s album is supposedly, once again, different...but that's why we all like them so much... Other new albums are due in the coming weeks by the likes of Mick Jagger, the Pink Floyd duo, George Michael, John Cougar Mellancamp (his should also be out a c t u a l l y ) , A e r o s m i t h ( r e m e m b e r t h e m ? ) , Sting (possibly a double album), the Monkees (new material this time), INXS, Yes, the Pet Shop Boys, and the Boss (Bruce Springsteen...but you knew that)... Also, look for a best of album by Paul McCartney...as well as Steve Winwood... Two a l b u m s w h i c h I'd recommend (without having heard them mind you) are the
IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH US OR WANT MORE INFORMATION, COME SEE US AT THE ACTIVITIES FAIR ON THE DE WITT PATIO MONDAY NIGHT. IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT TO THAT FEEL F R E E TO CALL US ANYTIME. WE ON THE ANCHOR STAFF LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING A GREAT TIME WITH THE PAPER IN THIS OUR C E N T E N N I A L Y E A R OF PUBLICATION. WE HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US.
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The Importance of the Liberal Arts (Editor's note: the following article is from Higher Education & National Affairs the newsletter of the American Council on E d u c a t i o n . It appeared in the July 27, 1987 Issue.)
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people must possess the intellect, flexibility, and skills to deal with the rapidity and magnitude of technological and social change that will continue to transform out world. Students not only must be prepared to function in this rapidly changing technological and truly global world of ours but also must be prepared to contribute to its advancement and quality. They must receive the type of education that promotes tolerance and mutual respect, encourages them to live responsibly and happily, and r e m i n d s t h e m of t h e i r reponsibilities as individuals and citizens. A disposition to lifelong learning, successful adaption to change, and the challenge to live a useful life are grounded in a liberal arts education — an education that encourages the ability to think critically, write and speak clearly, m a s t e r language skills, understand history and geography, a p p r e c i a t e t h e a r t s , and synthesize large quantities of knowledge. Now that nearly everyone agrees on the merits of a liberal arts education, it is the chaUenge of e d u c a t o r s , e x e c u t i v e s , parents, and students to make sure that this renewed interest continues. It is our responsibility to find new and better ways to prepare people for our complex world. Colleges, universities, and corporations must change just as the people we educate and emply must change. For despite all the talk about and interest in a liberal arts education and the need to prepare for lifelong learning, change, and responsible citizenship, it will not be easy to meet these needs. Given the high price of a college education, it is not surprising that students are e n c o u r a g e d to c h a n n e l t h e m s e l v e s into a c a d e m i c majors and careers that promise the highest profits. Although job offers to students with degrees in nontechnical fields outnumbered offers Mo those with technical degrees for
the first time in 1987, it must be pointed out that emplyers are no^ attracted solely by the supposed writing skills and breadth ol education of liberal arts majors. For the most part, a liberal arts generalist is still less expensive to hire than a graduate with a more specialized degree. The starting salary for engineers if almost $30,000 while that for a liberal arts graduate is $21,000. And, although businesses are hiring more liberal arts graduates, corporate America still has doubts about the practical value of a liberal arts education. Apparently those who work in personnel offices of major corporations rarely read or hear the speeches given by their chief executive officers. Given the realities of the job market, the task falls to our nation's colleges and universities to attract talented students to the' liberal arts and to prepare all students for a lifetime of learning and c h a n g e . Colleges and universities must continue to review their undergraduate curriculums. Developing and maintaining a common curriculum with the liberal arts at the core will not be an easy task. It requires colleges and universities to take a hard look at themselves and the way in which they e v o l v e d . It r e q u i r e s universities to change their priorities. For example, while academic specialization serves research and graduate education — the f o u n d a t i o n s of o u r g r e a t universities it can also deemphasize the importance of a well-rounded, general education curriculum to students, faculty, and the institution. And while professional p r o g r a m s and technical degrees often best respond to the short-range needs of industry and the short-range interests of students, many p r o g r a m s fail to p r e p a r e s M e n t s for the long-range challegens inherent in our world and society. The top priority of universities and colleges should be to provide an education that is in the best cont,
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One Quarter of Recent Graduates Are Enrolled in School The following findings from the 1985 Recent College Graduates survey are based on a nationall}/ representative sample of 16,000 baccalaureate degree recipients from 404 colleges and universities. • About one-quarter of the 1983-84 baccalaureate degree recipients were enrolled in school one year after completing their degree. • Compared with all 198S-84 baccalaureate recipients, graduates in biology, psychology, and the social sciences were more likely to be enrolled, while graduates in business and the health professions were less likely to be enrolled. • About 86 percent of the nation's 1983-84 baccalaureate degree recipients were employed one year after graduation: about 74 percent were employed full-time and 12 percent were employed part-time. About 3 percent reported that they were unemployed. • Of those who were employed, eight in ten were working in a job related to their major. The average salary of full-time employed graduates was $18,300. • Of those who were unemployed, about six in ten were enrolled in school.
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The Hope'biology department has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the 1 National Science Foundation (NSF) to specifically support research experiences for undergraduates. The p r o j e c t , u n d e r the direction of Dr. J a m e s Gentile, the Kenneth Herrick professor of biology a n d c h a i r of t h e department, is entitled "Support for Undergraduate Research in Biological Sciences." The grant will provide summer research stipends for student-researchers. According to Gentile, only 10 percent of the colleges and universities which submitted proposals for this grant were successful in receiving funding. Of the approximately 20 biology departments across the nation to receive the grant, only four of those schools a r e toally undergraduate institutions like Hope, Gentile added. "The fact that so few strictly undergraduate institutions received this grant makes our being one of the recipients a true credit to our biology department and Hope College in general," Gentile said. "The competition was very tough. By earning this con/ ftrom page
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This profile was compiled by Andrew G. Malizio of the American Council on Education's Division of Policy Analysis and Research. (202) 939-9452.
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Source: U.S. Department of Education, Center for Education Statistics, "Occupational and Educational Consequences of a Baccalaureate Degree/' March 1987. Available from the U.S. Government Printing Office (Order # 065-000-00298-1) August, 10, 1987
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proof they had some sort of drug prevention program in place by the deadline of June 15,1987. Technically, any college that missed the deadline would make their students ineligible to get federal student aid this fall. Stanford U. officially asked the National Collegiate Athletic Association to excuse it from making its athletes take tests proving they're not using illicit drugs, whule an anonymous U. of Washington athlete threatened to sue if she was forced to join a drug-testing program. Still, U. Tennessee assistant basketball coach Bill Brown resigned two days a f t e r Sacramento, California, police a r r e s t e d h i m on c o c a i n e possession charges. And while Nancy Reagan chastised the June meeting of the National High School Athletic Coaches Association in New Orleans for ignoring student drug programs, U. Florida officials said student Edward Kellie Quest died of taking too many nitrous oxide cannisters, called "whippets." WOMEN
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associate professor of history; Ann Thomas, visiting associate professor of economics; Karla Wolters, associate professor of physical education, recreation, and athletics; and Nancy Wood, associate professor of education. N e w m e m b e r s of t h e administrative staff include: Steve B a r e m a n , computer services consultant; Laruie ^ngle, student advisor for nternational education; Ann a k k e r - G r a s , d i r e c t o r of
grant, it shows we rank right up there with the best." Ten s t u d e n t s c o n d u c t e d research this past summer for the biology department under the NSF grant. Five are Hope students while the other studentresearchers are from different institutions. Gentile explained that the program requires half of the students under the grant to come from schools other than the host institution. The five nonHope students were from the College of Holy Cross of Mass., William Jewel College of Mo., Knox College of 111., the University of Illinois, and Alma College. Supervising the s u m m e r research at the Peale Science Center from the Hope biology department were Gentile, Dr. Don Cronkite, Dr. Chris Barney, Dr. Paul Van Fassen, and Dr. Allen Brady. Dr. Greg Murray and Dr. Kathy Winnett-Murray conducted research with two students in Costa Rica. Ten of the 17 students who conducted r e s e a r c h in the biology department this summer were funded through this NSF program. college classrooms, the Women's R e s e r a c h and E d u c a t i o n Institute charged in July. At the current rate of increase, there won't be as many female college presidents as male presidents until the year 2070, the group calculated. In June, New Jersey ordered Princeton's all-male "eating clubs" to admit women, while two U. Arizona female students sued Bobcats, an all-male honorary society, for refusing to admit them last fall. Elsewhere, the first male students ever to enroll at Seton Hill College in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, registered for classes this summer, while the board of all-female Wheaton C o l l e g e in N o r t o n , Massachusetts, overcame loud student opposition and voted to admit men to the campus, starting fall term, 1988. con
interest of students as well as the rest of the world community. With the renewed emphasis on the values of liberal a r t s education, colleges and universities must be prepared to act. We must lead the discussion, join in the debate, and initiate the changes required on behalf of the students, the public and private sectors, and the society of the future. residence life; Kristen Gray, assistant director of career planning and placement; Amy Hendrickson, admissions counselor; Bruce King, director of student activities; Ruth Majerle, admissions counselor; Suzanne Mitchell, admissions counselor; Todd Schuiling, assistant director of college advancement; E. Louise S h u m a k e r , c o o r d i n a t o r for students with disabilities; Doug V a n D y k e n , d i r e c t o r of accounting; and J a m e s Van Heest, assistant director of college advancement. ^
Barney Honored dehydrated. This heat-induced or thermal dehydrational leads to a reduced ability to work in the heat and, in severe cases, can lead to heat stroke and death. Barney will be studying the effects of thermal d e h y d r a t i o n on the body, particularly changes in the body which lead to thirst. Because of the danger of heat strokes and the need to use various drugs to study chemical changes in the brain, laboratory rats, rather than humans, will be studied. Since the mechanisms of thirst are similar in rats and humans, the information gained from the studies of rats will be useful in
Dr. Christopher Barney has a n a l y z i n g a n d m a k i n g been awarded two prestigious r e c o m m e n d a t i o n s on t h e honors in his professional field of t e a c h i n g of physiology in studyâ€” physiology. colleges and universities. The associate professor of Additionally, Barney has also biology was recently appointed to the Education Committee of been awarded a three-year, the American Physiological $225,000 grant from the National Society (APS).Barney is the only I n s t i t u t e of D i a b e t e s and member of the committee from a Digestive Kidney Diseases of the four-year college. The other nine National Institutes of Health. members of the committee are The grant, entitled "Thermal all associate with medical Dehydration Induced Thirst in Rats," will support research schools. A P S is a p r o f e s s i o n a l aimed at discovering the reasons organization of over 6,000 why humans fail to drink enough doctoral level physiologists in water during exposure to the North America. The Education heat â€” a practice that would Committee is responsible for prevent them from becoming
Football Begins Hope College began its bid for another football banner campaign this past Monday (August 24) when coach Ray Smith and his staff brought 117 candidates to campus for preseason drills. The Flying Dutchmen will have two-a-day drills until classes begin on Tuesday. The team's annual orange-and-blue intra-squad scrimmage will be held Saturday, September 5. The season opens Saturday, September 12 against Wittenburg University in Springfield, Ohio. The pre-season roster includes 33 returning lettermen and 46 freshman prospects. H o p e is t h e d e f e n d i n g champion of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA). The Flying Dutchmen last fall earned a bid to the NCAA Division III playoffs enroute to posting a 7-2-1 record. Hope has been picked to repeat as MIAA champions in a preseason poll of the coaches. The Flying Dutchmen a r e also ranked 14th among the NCAA Division III schools in a preseason poll by the Football News. Senior captains of this year's team are Todd Ackermann, Don Dahlquist, Jeff Dawson, and Bill Vanderbilt.
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Thomas L. Renner, Hope's director of public relations, was invited to be a member of a task force on public relations for the N a t i o n a l A s s o c i a t i o n of I n d e p e n d e n t C o l l e g e s and Universities. He will join only nine other public relations specialists from across the country who represent higher education and the news media. The task force, which met this past summer in Washington, D.C., seeks to identify the public relations needs of independent higher education as well as the current efforts meeting those needs and the options available. Renner, a resident of South Haven, has been directing Hope's public relations efforts for the past 20 years.
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understanding thermal dehydration in humans. Barney hopes the information gathered from this reserach will be helpful in determining ways to prevent a person's thermal dehydration or heat stroke. A graduate of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, Barney earned a Ph.D. from the Medical Sciences Program of Indiana University. He joined the Hope faculty in 1980 after three years of post-doctoral research at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Barney will be on sabbatical leave this s e m e s t e r to c o n d u c t his research.
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Thursday, April 7 " M u s i c by T h r e e " Cellist C h r i s t o p h e r K o s t a n z a Thursday, February 25 Flutist G a r y S c h o c k e r
Clarinetist Daniel M c K e l w a y Pianist R e i n a D o k s h i n k s y
Student Tickets are a Bargain I Attend all seven events for only $12 Season tickets will be on sale at the Activities Fair on Monday, 6:30 to 8 p.m., DeWitt Center Patio.