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History professor featured on Dutch T V Regulating Morality: A Comparison of the Role of the State in Mastering the Mores in the Netherlands and the United States," where he delivered the keynote address entitled, ' T h e Cultural C lim a te as Explanation for the Differences in the N e t h e r l a n d s and the United Stales." He also is author of the book "Building New Babylon: The Netherlands in the Sixties," about Dutch culture in the post World War II era.

Boucher wins run-off election Jeff Boucher ('01) won the offcampus representative election for Student Congress in a run-off election by one vote. He received seven votes to Brian Porter's ( ' 0 1 ) six, with two writ-ins for a total of fifteen votes cast.


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campus briefs History professor and A. C. Van Raalic Insiiiulc r e s e a r c h f e l l o w James Kennedy was featured on ihe N e t h e r l a n d s television p r o g r a m "Builenhof," on Sunday, Sept. 26. Considered the equivalent ol "Meet the P r e s s . ' ' K e n n e d y s p o k e on •'BuitenhoP' for 20 minutes regarding the death of politics in the Netherlands. K e n n e d y ' s a p p e a r a n c e on " B u i t e n h o r was also in accordance to the conference he attended on

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The election was held because Brad Hudkins ('00), the original o f f - c a m p u s r e p r e s e n t a t i v e , resigned. Boucher will serve on the Committee of Admissions and Financial Aid and the Constitutional Review Task Force.

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When Diana Breclaw was a graduate student at Bowling Green University she helped raise over $45,000 for children with a dance marathon. Now the Director of Student Activities at Hope College, she is hoping for a similar output in Holland. Breclaw has helped organize "Giving Hope to Kids," a dance marathon that will be held from 7 p.m., March 10 to 7 p.m.. March II in the Dow Center. "I don't care how much is raised as long as we're raising money and raising awareness and if that's successful then that's all that matters to me," Breclaw said. Money raised from the marathon will go to the Children's Miracle Network, which will then be distributed throughout West Michigan, including the Devos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids. Money will go to children whose families cannot afford medical insurance.

"This is a good way for Greeks The marathon, sponsored by the to get involved with the entire camP a n h e l l e n i c and I n t r a f r a t e r n i l y Councils, is still in its planning pus and the entire student body," stages. Thirteen committee chairs said Kate MacDoniels ('00). Panhel still need to be selected and final President. "I think this has the potential to many wonderful things for preparations need to be set. A p p l i c a t i o n s f o r c o m m i t t e e Greek Life." MacDoniels said that she expects chairs are available in Student Dc-^ velopment and will be accepted this to be one of the largest philanthropic efthrOUgh forts the colFriday. W e w o n t the whole campus t o lege will All s t u have. get behind this. dents are A number eligible to — D i a n a Breclaw of fund raisapply. D i r e c t o r of S t u d e n t Activities e r s will be Breclaw held to is considering granting course credit to those sponsor "dancers" at the marathon. A fund raiser was recently held in who work. "We want the whole campus to Saugatuck that Breclaw said was get b e h i n d t h i s, " B r e c l a w said. successful. D a n c e r s will spend the actual "This will be the m a j o r c a m p u s night with the children, dancing, community service project that we and playing games. Entrance fee for do." each dancer will be about S400. While the event is sponsored by Students will build relationships Greek Life, all student organizations, residence halls, cottages and with their child's family through apartments will have the opportu- things like letter writing, trips to the hospital and campus visits. nity to participate.

Nykerk finishes last rehersals M. L O F Q U I S X staff r e p o r t e r

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C A R V I N G A F R I E N D S H I P : Higher Horizons hosted its annual pumpkin carving contest with children from the Holland community on an October Sunday.

Speakers featured at Parents Weekend JESSICA L Y O N S staff r e p o r t e r

Hope's annual Parents Weekend, was designed to let parents personally experience part of their child's college years. The event will be held Nov. 5 through Nov. 7. The weekend will begin Friday morning with Chapel Worship at 10:30 a.m. The Orchestra & Wind Ensemble concert will lake place at 8:00 p.m. in Dimnent Chapel. Parents as well as students are welcome to attend for free. A l s o on F r i d a y night, one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, "Twelfth Night ", will be presented by ACTER. a London-Based group of highly acclaimed actors, as part of the Great Performance Series. Shortly after a continental breaklast in the DeWitt Center. President James Bultman will address issues pertaining to Hope's heritage and the college's mission for the future. "The purpose for this medium is to allow you [Hope College alumni and friends] to participate more fully in the life of the institution,"

Bultman stated in his Presidential Update. B u l t m a n will be s h a r i n g his thoughts about his visions of Hope in the future with both students and parents. M a u r a R e y n o l d s , D i r e c t o r of Advising, will then speak on grades, advising, and other issues. "We arc getting ready for second semester, it's a busy time right now and families are interested in what their students arc doing at Hope", Reynolds said. She will be followed by Dean of Students Richard Frost, who will express his thoughts on student development. The traditional Nykerk Cup competition begins at 8 p.m. Saturday night. Nov. 6, at the Holland Civic Center. Admission is free, and everyone is invited to watch the even and odd year teams compete for the Nykerk Cup in the areas of play, song, and oration. "Nykerk is a great opportunity for people to gel together and make friendships that will last all through their years at Hope," said Rand Arwady ('03), a Nykerk Moraler.

in it." In f a c t . B r o w n w a s so impressed with Hope that weekend that she transferred to Hope last y e a r f o r the S p r i n g s e m e s t e r . Brown is now an even-year song participant and is still excited about Nykerk. Even though she only participated in Nykerk one year, Brown has applied to serve as junior treasurer. She'll find out the results Saturday morning at the annual Nykerk breakfast. 4, I feel I missed out on the first year of Nykerk so I want to stay c o n n e c t e d to Nykerk for more than five weeks," Brown said. 44I really want to have a part in encouraging students next year to be


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Lori Brown ('02) visited Hope last November as a freshman at the University of Michigan to see her high school friend perform in the Nykerk even-year play. "I just loved the camaraderie" Brown said. "I loved that everyone worked together for a common goal. I was impressed with how many students were involved

some," said Charlie White ( 4 0 l ) , involved with it." '03 morale coach. T h e y ' r e just reNykerk is a competition in the areas of song, play, and oration be- ally dedicated to it." T h e song and play portions of tween the freshman and sophomore classes. It will be held on Saturday, the competition are a team effort, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. in the Holland while the final portion, oration, is an individual effort which carries Civic Center. Admission is free. Sarah Crisman ('03) went to the more pressure. Each of these porrally because her mom participated tions are given equal weight in fiin Song while at Hope and always nal judging. A f t e r having the u l t i m a t e talked about what a terrific and unique experience it was. Crisman's Nykerk experience, 1998 winning 4 upperclassmen friends also empha- orator Briony Peters ( 02) decided sized how fun Nykerk is and how to participate in song this year inmany new people they met while stead of watching Nykerk from the sidelines. preparing for the big night. "It's a really different perspec" I t ' s really fun b e c a u s e w e ' r e tive. I kind of feel like I ' m more there working, but it's not all work of a part of N y k e r k this year. because we do a lot of cheers, tell stories, and goof around," Crisman There's less pressure," Peters said. "There is pressure though because said. Although she is a music major, you don't want to let everyone Crisman stressed how great Nykerk else in your group d o w n . " Junior treasurer Kirsten Slotten is because not everyone is a music ('01), an odd-year song particimajor but they can all c o m e topant for t w o y e a r s , has loved gether and prepare a musical piece. working behind the scenes as a T h e f r e s h m e n and s o p h o m o r e member of the executive board. men in Nykerk have also worked "It gives you an overwhelming hard, preparing posters, skits, and sense of Nykerk spirit that tranthe play set for the women. " I ' m really excited because we scends your class or your event. It's really cool," Slotten said. have 18 guys and they're all awe-

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S O M E T H I N G N O T E W O R T H Y : The Odd-year song team finishes up its last week of rehearsals before the Nykerk Competition on Saturday, Nov. 6.