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Musical ‘Cyrano*Premieres at H o p e A c a d e m y a ward winning actordirector Jose Ferrer is visiting the c a m p u s to direct the premiere pro­ duction of Cyrano, a musical version of R o s t a n d ’s popular romantic drama, to be presented b y the theatre and music departments M a r c h 1-10. Ferrer, best k n o w n for his Oscar wanning performance of the film ver­ sion of Cyrano de Bergerac, spent the m o n t h of February o n c a m p u s with the music and lyric t e a m of Robert Wright and George Forrest preparing the production and serving as lecturers for theatre and music classes. T h e three are part of the theatre department’s artist-in-residence pro­ g r a m w h ich w a s initiated last year to expose undergraduate students to professional artists. T h e audience reaction to the world premiere of Cyrano will help deter­ m i n e whether Ferrer will offer the production o n Broadway. T h o s e w h o have heard the score and watc h e d rehearsals beheve that Cyrano could be the biggest hit for Forrest and Wright. A n d Ferrer exudes a quiet confidence w h e n he talks about the s h o w ’s future. T h e marriage of Ferrer and the H o p e theatre department started almost as a joke. M e m b e r s of the theatre department had planned to stage R o s t a n d ’s classic romantic d r a m a during March. T h e theatre faculty began talking about the diffi-

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culty of finding the “ right” Cyrano for the production. “W e were right in the middle of a coffee break in the student union,” recalls Professor J o h n T a m m i “ w h e n s o m e o n e suggested w e try to get Jose Ferrer. “ After the laughter subsided, I said ‘Sure, just call h i m u p and ask him. I suppose y o u k n o w h i m per­ sonally.’ ” “ N o , ” c a m e the reply, “ but I k n o w s o m e o n e here in Holland w h o does.” T h e g r oup’s first thought was “W h y not, w e ’ve got nothing to lose.” Ferrer w a s contacted in M i a m i b y telephone and to everyone’s surprise the veteran actor w a s interested. Ferrer said that he had been w o r k ­ ing o n a musical version of Cyrano de Bergerac for several years and that while he w a s n ’t interested in playing the role of C y r a n o w o u l d H o p e be please turn to page 2, column 4

Degree Awarded Sen. Hatfield United States Senator M a r k H a t ­ field of O r e g o n presented the k e y ­ note address for a s y m p o s i u m o n “T h e Christian in Politics” o n Feb.

22. Sen. Hatfield addressed an all­ college convocation in D i m n e n t Memorial Chapel. During the c o n v o ­ cation an honorary Doctor of H u ­ m a n e Letters degree w a s conferred o n Sen. Hatfield b y President G o r ­ d o n J. V a n Wylen. T h e s y m p o s i u m , w h ich included a panel discussion, w a s sponsored b y the Religious Life Committee.

Participants in the panel discus­ sion included Dr. M . H o w a r d Rienstra, a m e m b e r of the G r a n d Rapids, Mich, city commission; the H o n . A. Dale Stoppels, Judge of the Kent C o u n t y probate court; William L a m b , Jr., m a y o r of the City of Holland; Wesley Michaelson, a 1 9 6 7 H o p e graduate w h o is legislative assistant to Sen. Hatfield; and H o p e students Deb o r a h Baar of L o m b a r d , 111., Charles Gossett of Cherry Hill, N.J., and Eric B r o w n of Munster, Ind. Dr. J a mes Zoeiewey, chairman of the political science department,

A gift of 8 9 acres of property in Michigan’s O t t a w a and M u s k e g o n counties has been given to H o p e Col­ lege b y Mr. and Mrs. M . J. Gregory. T h e w o o d e d tract includes ap­ proximately 4,000 feet of property o n Spring Lake. T h e property has been valued at m o r e than $500,000 according to college officials. T h e gift was presented to Presi­ dent G o r d o n J. V a n W y l e n and Board of Trustees C hairman H u g h DePree. “I have thoroughly enjoyed the m a n y meetings w e have had with Mr. Gregory,” Mr. DePree remarked, “ and I h o p e both he and his wdfe will increasingly have a vital interest in the mission and activities of H o p e College. This generous gift will greatplease turn to page 2, column 1

H o p e Scholarship a n d Grant Budget

1972-73 Total Increase




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Ministry of Christ’s People pages 4-5

moderated the panel discussion. Sen. Hatfield earned a B.A. at Willamette Univ. After taking an M . A . at Stanford University in 1948, he returned to Willamette as an in­ structor in political science and a d ­ vanced in the next seven years to associate professor and dean of stu­ dents. Beginning in 1951, he served t w o terms in the O r e g o n house of repre­ sentatives and a term in the state Senate. H e w a s elected secretary of state of O r e g o n in 1956. T w o years later he was elected governor, serving t w o terms before winning the U.S. Senate seat. A m e m b e r of the Senate since 1966, Sen. Hatfield is considered as one of the leading liberal Republi­ cans in the nation. President V a n W y l e n offered the following tribute to Sen. Hatfield: “This morn i n g w e h o nor a dis­ tinguished Christian statesman. His Christian c o m m i t m e n t has permeat­ ed his life and personality, and en­ abled h i m to use creatively and effectively his keen intellectual gifts in the service of his country and fel­ low man. T h e nation and the church are indebted to h i m for his courage, compassion, and counsel and n o w look to him, in this period of transi­ tion and change, for wisd o m , inspira­ tion and leadership.”

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‘Forest’Has ColorfulBackground continued from page 1 ly assist the college as it strives to continue as an outstanding private liberal arts college.” ‘‘W e are m o s t grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Gregory for this generous gift,” added President V a n Wylen. “Their interest and enthusiasm for H o p e College is a source of encouragement for all of us. W e will use this gift as wisely as w e can to ensure the con­ tinued strength of H o p e College. O n behalf of the entire H o p e College c o m m u n i t y , I extend to Mr. and Mrs. Gregory our sincere thanks.” Mr. Gregory w a s factory manager of the foundry division of Caterpillar Tractor C o m p a n y until his retire­ m e n t in 1944. H e gained inter­ national distinction during World W a r II in connection with planning and initiating operation of an alumi­ n u m foundry w hich w a s constructed as a g o v e rnment facility in a part of the Caterpillar plant in Peoria, 111. T h e plant e m p l o y e d m a n y newly devised casting m e t h o d s and was es­ pecially unique for the foundry in­ dustry in that its operating force was m a d e u p almost wholly of w o m e n . A N e w Englander, Mr. Gregory served his apprenticeship with the B r o w n and Sharpe Manufacturing c o m p a n y of Providence, R.I. H e at­ tended B r o w n University and studied metallography at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. H e served in supervisory roles for the Ford, D o d g e a n d General Motors companies prior to joining the Cater­ pillar Tractor Co. in 1928. Just before his retirement, he ser­ ved as an industrial specialist provid­ ing advisor}' counsel to the W a r Pro­ duction Board, and had complete charge of the Rolls R o y c e engine production for fighter aircraft. Mrs. Gregory is a native of M u s k e ­ gon, Mich, and is the former M a r ­ garet Goven. Mr. and Mrs. Gregory have been married for 4 7 years and have m a d e their per m a n e n t h o m e in Peoria, 111. since 1928. T h e Gregorys purchased the prop­ erty, k n o w n locally as Belle Point and “T h e Forest” , in 1 9 4 2 f r o m the late Ross Judson, then President of Continental Motors of Muskegon. It is believed that the h o m e and other buildings o n the property were designed about the turn of the cen­ tury b y the late Louis Sullivan, c o n ­ sidered to be the forerunner and

news from Hope College Published for Alumni, Friends and Parents of H o p e College. Should y o u receive m o r e than o n e copy, please pass it o n to s o m e o n e in your c o m m u n i t y . A n overlap of H o p e College constituencies m a k e s duplication sometimes unavoidable.

EDITOR: T O M RENNER Vol. 4, No. 1 February/March, 1973

PHOTO CREDITS: John Kobus, Rob Benchley III, Edward M. Mackiewicz, Tom Siderius, Holland Evening Sentinel Official publication, news from Hope College is published four times a year b y H o p e College, 85 East 12th Street, Holland, Michigan 49423

prophet of m o d e r n A m e r i c a n archi­ tecture. It is also understood that the late poet Edgar Lee Masters wrote a portion of Spoon River Anthology while visiting “T h e Forest.” In the m i d 1 9 2 0 ’s the property w a s given prime consideration b y President Coolidge as the site of his s u m m e r White House. It w a s also fre­ quently visited b y U.S. Vice Presi­ dent and Mrs. Adlai E. Stevenson between 1893-97. Mr. and Mrs..Gregory have been interested in H o p e College for a n u m b e r of years and were close per­ sonal friends of former H o p e presi­ dent Calvin V a n d e r W e r f and his wife, Rachel. College officials said they plan to sell the property, with the proceeds going toward the Build H o p e Fund.

Pictured are (from left to right) Mrs. Gregory, President Van Wylen, Board of Trustees Chairman Hugh De Tree, Planned Giving Director William K. Stone and Mr. Gregory.

Grants Support Research Chemistry professor Dr. F. Shel­ d o n Wettack, has recently been awarded t w o grants totaling $28,000 to support his research program in molecular energy transfer. T h e Petroleum Research F u n d (PRF), administered b y T h e A m e r i ­ can Chemical Society, has granted $7,000 to assist Dr. Wettack and his research students in their studies of energy transfer in liquid solutions. T h e H o p e chemists have recently uncovered a unique exa m p l e of en­ ergy transfer between molecules in the liquid phase w h ich occurs over distances larger than molecular sizes. T h e P R F grant will enable Dr. Wettack and students M a r y Millard of A n n Arbor, Mich.; Pat Bahrt of Wickliffe, Ohio; Daniel D e t h m e r s of Glen Rock, N. J.; and Robert Klapthor of G r a n d Haven, Mich, to e x ­ tend their w o r k for the next t w o years. T h e Research Corporation, a pri­ vate foundation w h ich supports re­ search in the chemical sciences, has awarded a $21,000 grant for studies o n molecular energy transfer in the gas phase w hich are being carried out in Dr. W e t t a c k ’s laboratory. T h e H o p e researchers plan to learn h o w variations in molecular vibra­

T h e n e w awards bring the total research support granted to Dr. W e t ­ tack to $ 110,000 over the past five years. These funds have enabled the H o p e chemist to assemble the experi­ mental equipment necessary to measure processes w hich occur as quickly as one-one billionth of a sec­ ond, and they have provided stipend support for 2 0 H o p e students in­ volved in research in Dr. Wettack’s laboratory. In 1 9 7 0 h e w a s n a m e d recipient of a Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Award.

tions effect collisional transfer. Energy transfer of this type plays an important role in contemporary problems such as photo-chemical smog, and the H o p e studies f o r m an integral part of chemist’s attempts to understand these problems. W o r k i n g with Dr. Wettack o n this project are Douglas W o r s n o p of Plymouth, Mich, and K e n n e t h Janda of Denver, Colo. T h e grant f r o m the Research Corporation will provide support for their w o r k and will allow Dr. Wettack to engage a postdoctoral student o n the project for a two-year period beginning next September.

Coughenour Edits Book Which Honors Archaeologist A recently published b o o k of essays honoring J a m e s L e o n Kelso, w o r l d - k n o w n Biblical archaeologist, w a s conceived, compiled a n d edited b y Dr. Robert A. Coughenour, asso­ ciate professor of religion. T h e volume, “For M e to Live, ” w a s recently presented to Dr. Kelso o n his 80th birthday. Dr. Kelso w a s professor of Old Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. H e w a s a writer for m a n y years of Biblical and archaeological articles for the S u n d a y School Guide. H e also gave special lectures at Western Theological Seminary in the late 1940s. T h e b o o k attempts to disclose something of the breadth a n d depth of Dr. Kelso’s life w o r k and influ­ ence through original essays of his students, according to Dr. C o u g h e ­ nour. In addition, the essays are c o n ­ tributions to the academic fields of

the professors and c h u r c h m e n w h o authored them. T h e b o o k has three major sec­ tions: Biblical Studies a n d Biblical Archaeology, T heology a n d Ethics, C h u r c h a n d Ministry. All three sec­ tions are introduced b y Coughenour. T h e 1 4 essays of the v o l u m e were written b y prominent evangelical Christian scholars w h o were students of Dr. Kelso a m o n g w h o m are: William H. Brownlee, o n e of the first m e n to w o r k o n the D e a d Sea Scrolls; J o h n A. T h o m p s o n of the A m e r i c a n Bible Society; Add i s o n H. Leitch, Columnist for Christianity Today; Theophilus M . Taylor, Secre­ tary of the General Council for the United Presbyterian C h u r c h in the U.S.A.; D o n a l d Black, Executive Secretary of Ecumenical Mission and Relations of the United Presbyterian Church; and J a m e s A. Gittings, an associate editor of Presbyterian Life magazine.

Jose Ferrer Directs ‘Cyrano’ continued from page 1 interested in staging his production? “Yes!” w a s the near-instant reply. T h e c a m p u s has been buzzing with enthusiasm as opening night draws nearer. A s one H o p e coed told a Detroit newspaper reporter: “T h e textbook will carry y o u only so far . . . and if y o u ’ve got a really fine professor he m a y take y o u a w a y s further. But to w o r k with people like Ferrer and these composers . . . well it’s worth paying an extra semester’s tuition at the very least.” T h e cast in Cyrano will consist of approximately 4 0 actor-singers in­ cluding Ferrer w h o will play a minor role. T h e cast will be comprised pri­ marily of H o p e students supported b y professional actors. Ferrer has been the recipient of four T o n y awards, one for his perfor­ m a n c e in Cyrano de Bergerac, an­ other for performance and direction of The Shrike and t w o for his direc­ tion of Stalag 17 and The Fourposter. H e received the actor-of-theyear citation f r o m George Jean N a t h a n four times (1945-50-51-52). H e has either acted in or directed m a n y professional theatre, television a n d film productions including The Andersonville Trial, The Man of La Mancha, Caine Mutiny, Ship of Fools and Lawrence of Arabia. Wright and Forrest received the T o n y a w ard for their musical adapta­ tion of Kismet and were nominated for an A c a d e m y A w a r d for the song “ D o n k e y Serenade” f r o m the film Firefly. T h e y have c o m p o s e d several musical scores for films including The Song of Norway and The Great Waltz.

The Student Financial Aid Story T h e concept of financial assistance programs for students is not n e w at H o p e or other colleges. A s early as 1797 Harvard established a fund for indigent students and m a n y schools provided jobs for n e edy students. T h e first major effort b y state government to provide direct aid to students was the provision of free tuition for Civil W a r Veterans at state universities. Student financial aid f r o m 1 9 0 0 until the 1 9 3 0 ’s mirrored the practice of the Civil W a r period leaving the major responsibility for providing direct student aid to col­ leges and their private benefactors. T h e only significant change w a s the rapid growth of athletic scholarships, particularly those for football. T h e only federal program w a s R.O.T.C. financial aid established in 1920. Direct Federal aid to students during the period 1 9 3 0 to 1 9 5 8 c o n ­ sisted largely of the Veterans Prog r a m (GI Bill) and the w o r k program sponsored b y the National Y o u t h Administration (1936 to 1943). Graduate fellowships designed to stimulate research and increase the n u m b e r of highly skilled people in the medical and scientific fields were another example of federal student aid. Student financial aid entered a n e w era with the National Defense Education A c t of 1958. T h e “S p u t ­ nik” shock caused Congress to re­ examine the low priority for federal funds to education. T h e act has m a n y provisions, but the student financial aid provisions have had greater impact o n higher education than any other in the Act. T h e stated purpose of the National Defense Student L o a n Program w a s to give assurance that “ n o student of ability will be denied an opportunity for higher education because of financial need.” In 1 9 6 5 Congress passed a signifi­ cant act which e x p a n d e d the govern­ m e n t ’s involvement to include a gift program for exceptionally n eedy stu­ dents and a w o r k program. These three programs remained basically unchanged until 1972. State pro­ grams b e c a m e popular in the m i d 1 9 6 0 ’s and n o w m o s t states have gift aid programs for students enrolling in institutions of higher education within the student’s o w n state. T h e Federal Education A m e n d ­ ments of 1 9 7 2 will be implemented o n July 1, 1973. T h e exact details of m a n y n e w programs is yet u n k n o w n since guidelines have not been p u b ­ lished and Congress has not yet re­ ceived President N i x o n ’s budget

Bruce Himebaugb, director offinancial aid at Hope since 1970, authored this feature article to help answer the many questions about the college’s assistance programs. Mr. Himebaugh invites questions and concerns about the financial aid program at Hope.

request. T h e legislation is, however, the m o s t significant in nearly a decade and the potential for assisting H o p e studehts is exciting, T h e federal a m e n d m e n t s continue the biisic three existing aid programs: National Defense Student Loans ( N D S L ) , Educational Opportunity Grants ( E O G ) , and College W o rkStudy. T h e N D S L and E O G have n e w ndfpeSv bUFare basically u n ­ changed'' ^Tew additions are: a student entitlement grant of $1,400 less the family contribution, direct aid to colleges, special aid to veterans, spe­ cial aid to disadvantaged students, and n e w state incentive grants. T h e intent of Congress w a s to fund the existing three prognu fore attempting to start ne grams. However, it appears as1 President N i x o n will ask that the National Defense Student L o a n and Educational Opportui ity Grant Programs be phased o u ext year. H e plans to request that n o funding be approved for those programs. This w o u l d eliminate E O G ’s to H o p e stu­ dents and w o u l d seriously reduce the v o l u m e of N D S L ’s since w e could only loan out m o n e y collected from graduates. N i x o n plans to use the entitlement grant ( B E O G ) and the guaranteed student loan (bank loan) to compensate for the cancelled pro­ grams. College W o r k - S t u d y w o u l d continue at m u c h the s a m e level as in the past. Since the President’s e m ­ phasis appears to be contrary to the intent of Congress, there m a y be a fight w h ich could delay final action o n the student aid proposals. T h e State of Michigan Tuition Grant Prog r a m designed to assist stu­ dents attending private colleges in Michigan will have a n e w look next fall. N o longer is an examination re­

quired and Governor Milliken has signed into law a change increasing the m a x i m u m award $ 8 0 0 per year to $1200. (See related article else­ where o n this page.) T h e prospects for increased funding to cover the cost involved are bright and m a n y H o p e students will be affected. A shortage of family financial resources should not deter a qualified student f r o m considering a H o p e education. Soaring costs have caused olm a n y families tOj leges as a realistic altefnafi^e'to lower priced/public-financed state universifies. S o m e students, however, m a y hiLve. .left, H o p e without investiigrams. This is most unfortunate since m a n y decisions ve been reached without a clear derstanding of the meaning of financial assistance programs. Financial aid programs at H o p e have g r o w n dramatically during the past five years in response to federal support and educational cost in­ creases. T h e H o p e College scholar­ ship and grant budget in 1966-67 a m o u n t e d to $127,000. That figure will have nearly tripled itself b y the time aid is processed for 1972-73 students. Sixty-six percent of our students are receiving s o m e f o r m of financial assistance (gift, loan, or job) and the total aid received n o w exceeds $1.6 million each year. A v e r ­ age aid awards for 1972-73 were $1,323 per aided student. It is important that H o p e students and prospective H o p e students understand w h a t forms of aid exist and the procedure for receiving con­ sideration for assistance. Financial Aid can be categorized into three basic types: gift, loan, and part-time c a m p u s e m p l o y m e n t . Scholarships and grants are gift assistance and the

Doors Open Wider to Transfer Students Future c o m m u n i t y college grad­ uates in Michigan will find transfering to H o p e easier, thanks to an agreement signed recently. In w h a t is believed to be the first such voluntary agreement in the nation, H o p e a n d 17 other four-year institutions have pledged to accept the general education requirements of the c o m m u n i t y colleges as equal to their standards. U n d e r the n e w system, a student with an associate degree m a y transfer to any of the 17 four-year schools w h o signed the agreement with few further general education require­ ments. T h e agreement will go into effect at the beginning of the 1973-74 aca­ d e mic year. If a transfer student elects to fol­ l o w the regular H o p e curriculum, he w o u l d have to complete during his final t w o years t w o semester hours in the humanities, three in natural sci­ ence, and three in religion. In addi­ tion he w o u l d be expected to c o m ­ plete the college foreign language requirement. According to registrar J o n Huisken, the agreement is an attempt to eliminate the need for transfer stu­ dents to spend o n e or t w o extra semesters m a k i n g u p credits. U n d e r the n e w agreement a junior college student having completed

t w o years at an accredited Michigan c o m m u n i t y college at a satisfactory grade level should be able to c o m ­ plete the H o p e program b y carrying a normal course load during his ju­ nior and senior years.

terms have been frequently con­ fused. Scholarships require a 3.0 average or promise of high academic achievement in addition to financial need. Grants only require that finan­ cial need exists. Gift aid is not re­ garded as prize m o n e y and awards are^hqt based o n athletic, music, artistic, or other special talents. LoW-iriterest educational loans anci c a m p u s e m p l o y m e n t are “selfhelp” forms of assistance and fre­ quently are included as part of each students total award. H o p e uses federal, state and institutional sources to m e e t the needs of stu­ dents. Financial need is determined f r o m a f o r m entitled the “Parents’ Confidential Statement” . This c o m ­ prehensive f o r m can be obtained at the high school guidance office or the college financial aid office. T h e form should be completed b y par­ ents n o later than M a r c h 1 for freshm e n and M a y 1 for upperclassmen. Early application is the best advice for guaranteed consideration. N o additional financial aid application is required. T h e procedure for m a k i n g applica­ tion for assistance has been kept u n ­ complicated to encourage applica­ tion b y n e edy students. Early appli­ cation is critical because late requests cannot always be fully met. Aid brochures and other aid information can be obtained b y writing or calling the Financial A i d Office.

New Bill Increases Michigan Tuition Aid Michigan governor William G. Mil­ liken has signed into law a bill that will increase f r o m $ 8 0 0 to $1,200 the m a x i m u m tuition grant available to Michigan students attending the state’s independent colleges and uni­ versities such as Hope. T h e state-supported Tuition Grant program w a s instituted in 1 9 6 6 b y the Michigan Legislature and it has assisted thousands of students to at­ tend Michigan’s 4 5 independent col­ leges and universities. During the current school year, 7,600 students (500 o n the H o p e campus) are participating in the pro­ g r a m and it is anticipated the n u m ­ ber will increase significantly.

Jaycees Honor Professor Dr. David G. Myers, chairman of the psychology department, re­ ceived the Holland Jaycees Dis­ tinguished Service A w a r d for 1972. T h e D S A honors a y o u n g m a n b e ­ tween the ages of 21 and 3 5 for his service to his family, his church, his c o m m u n i t y or his nation. A native of Seattle, Wash., Dr. M yers holds a B.A. degree f r o m Whit­ worth College, Spokane, and Masters and Ph.D. degrees f r o m the Univer­ sity of Iowa. H e w a s n a m e d H o p e ’s outstanding faculty m e m b e r of c a m p u s in 1972 b y the student body. H e is a past elder in the First Pres­ byterian C h u r c h in Holland and a charter board m e m b e r of the C o m ­ munity Action House. H e has been o n the board of the Churches United For Social Action and is chairman of the Holland H u m a n Relations C o m ­ mission. M y ers and his wife, Carol, have t w o children, Peter and Andr e w . three

F r o m the time of Moses, G o d chose to reveal himself through prophets, priests, and kings until all three voices were culminated in his S o n Jesus Christ. It is through these three dimensions of G o d ’s revelation that the student church at H o p e Col­ lege has tried to minister to the c a m ­ pus and the c o m m u n i t y of Holland, Michigan. Several years ago the student church s a w a need to reorganize its ministry into a program which w o u l d encourage and unify a variety of re­ sponses to Christian c o m m i t m e n t , a ministry which w o u l d allow different responses to Christ, and recognize their inter-dependence for a total harmonious Christian life. Ministry of Christ’s People (M.O.C.P.) w a s the title selected to share this e n c o m ­ passing purpose.

Author Roger De Young, a senior from DeMotte, Ind., is assistant to Chaplain William Hillegonds. Upon graduation he intends to pursue a career in the ministry.

T o speak for G o d as prophets, t w o students were given the responsi­ bility of assisting Chaplain William Hillegonds, one in the area of E v a n ­ gelism, the other in Social Ministries. Another student, serving the priestly function, was to assist in leading the c a m p u s in worship. In the area of Christian life, called Personal and Inter-personal Gro w t h , a student was chosen to assist in bringing H o p e ’s c a m p u s to a deeper love and loyalty to G o d as King. This n e w approach of student assistants in four crucial areas of Christian service is only in the sec­ o n d year, yet the M.O.C.P. has al­ ready proven itself effective in b e c o m i n g m o r e aware of the various needs for Christian expression o n campus, and also in channeling these expressions into a cooperative effort. While the first years’ program had the initial problems of understanding roles and deciding which traditional programs to retain, it did build a launching pad for later student assis­ tants. O n e of the requirements in the M.O.C.P. proposal is that the posi­ tions of student assistant to be held b y students for one year only. Appli­ cants are selected in the spring of each year o n the basis of Christian maturity and o n knowledge and experience in o n e of the four partic­ ular areas. This year, J o h n Schmidt, a senior from Munster, Ind., is the student assisting the Chaplain in the area of worship. H e has been responsible for arranging the S u n d a y morning w o r ­ ship services and one of the three chapel services each week. J o h n also conducts various retreats and study groups o n creative worship and the meaning of worship. O n e such re­ treat w a s with Calvin College in Jan­

uary. A meaningful addition to the area of worship is the Ministry of Christ’s People Choir led and di­ rected b y music major D a v e Leestma of Cypress, Calif. In the area of evangelism, Dick Otterness, a senior f r o m Altamont, N. Y., gives leadership to n u m e r o u s small action groups, Bible studies, prayer meetings and classes for train­ ing in evangelism. His ministry c o ­ operates and w o r k s with national organizations like C a m p u s Crusade, Navigators and Inter-varsity, in seek­ ing to m a k e and teach disciples for Christ. In a c o m b i n e d effort, Debo r a h Baar of L o m b a r d , 111. and D o n Bosch f r o m Holland, Mich, express their Christian concern to the c a m p u s world through the office of Social Ministries. W o r k i n g with Churches United for Social Action in Holland and the Christian Action C o m m i s ­ sion of the General Synod, they serve to m a k e the c a m p u s aware of current issues such as environmental pollution, abortion, and the V i e t n a m war. Together with the C o m m u n i t y Action H o u s e in Holland, they are planning an “A d o p t a Grandparent” program in which H o p e students could donate time toward helping and visiting the elderly in the c o m ­ munity. A n o t h e r team, Phil D e H a a n from Philadelphia and A n n Voskuil f r o m Baldwin, Wise., share the responsi­ bilities for providing and directing Bible studies in every d o r m o n c a m ­ pus. A n n has organized an encounter group led b y a psychology professor. Phil, hoping to m e e t another student need, is in the process of setting u p a “ Searchers” group for students searching for a faith. O n e of their m o s t exciting pro­ grams is the rest h o m e project. Twice

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;i w e e k a van-load of students goes to the Birclnvood rest h o m e to sing, play the piano, play banjo, help with therapy and listen. G l enn W a g n e r of Geneva, 111., the student directing the project, says it’s a learning experience in patience, understanding, creativity and enthusiasm. B e y o n d their separate ministries the staff has also planned s o m e c o ­ operative events. O n e of these w a s a Christian Unity R e n e w a l W eek, con­ sisting of a series of five nightly meetings during the last w e e k of S e p ­ tember. T h e range of topics included “Gifts,” “Worship,” “ Daily D e v o ­ tions,” “T h e H o l y Spirit,” and “ Evangelism.” R e n e w a l and unity of faith were evident in the lives of the 4 0 0 students w h o attended, and a bi­ monthly fellowship group has re­ sulted. Starting in October a “School of Christian Living” was offered every Tuesday night for a series of five weeks. Each area simultaneously of­ fered lectures and seminars relevant to its area of ministry. Dwindling student interest has s h o w n this pro­ g r a m needs revising if offered again. T h e m o n e y raised this year b y and from students for the traditional Christmas tree fund a m o u n t e d to nearly seven-hundred dollars. This gift was divided between the Higher Horizons “ adopt a little brother” c a m p u s program and the C o m m u n i t y Action H o u s e in Holland. C o m i n g M.O.C.P. events include a version of the L a y Witness-type c o n ­ ference for the first time adapted to the c a m p u s level. Titled “ Confront­ ing O u r Faith” , this conference will seek to raise and answer s o m e ques­ tions and doubts students have about their Chistian faith. Rev. Carl Schroeder, Secretary of Evangelism for the R e f o r m e d C h u r c h in America, will co-ordinate the event, yet the conference format will revolve around participating professors from various c a m p u s departments, w h o will stimulate small group discussion. In a joint effort with the Religious Life Committee, Father Benedict A b b o t t of St. Greg o r y ’s monastery was brought to c a m p u s for four days in Nov e m b e r . H e gave the c o m m u ­

nity a n e w awareness of the need for reflective meditation and quietude in life. In follow-up, a retreat at St. Greg o r y ’s was offered to twelve stu­ dents o n the third w e e k e n d in Jan­ uary. T h e response of these students has been so great that another retreat w a s held in February. Anot h e r result of this w e e k e n d has been the forming of a C o m p l i n e ser­ vice (last evening prayers) similar to the one experienced at the m o n a s ­ tery. This service is offered every Thursday at 10:00 p.m. In other c o m b i n e d efforts, U.S. Senator M a r k Hatfield of Oregon and J a mes Malcolm, professor of theatre at Boston University, will be brought to c a m p u s in February and M a r c h respectively. S y m p o s i u m s planned with the political science and theater departments will be pre­ sented to find h o w these m e n relate Christianity to their calling. W e are also looking forward to the Rev. Bill Pannell of T o m Skinner Associates, w h o will be our guest in M a r c h to prophesy Christian social justice. This year will be the first time stu­ dents will be o n c a m p u s during the Easter Season. A s a result, the ministry is planning a series of services which will follow Christ through the

H o l y week. In a role play o n M o n ­ day, Christ will overturn tables in the Chapel. H e will be questioned b y authorities o n Tuesday. W e will re­ tire with H i m o n W e d n e s d a y for s o m e quiet suppers. O n Thursday w e will follow His example and w a s h each others feet and then r e m e m b e r H i m in C o m m u n i o n . O n Friday w e

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will fast f r o m His death at three until after His resurrection in the Easter worship service and then celebrate His life with a luncheon after the ser­ vice. In a pilot program this semester the ministry is attempting to dis­ cover h o w a late morning chapel ser­ vice will affect the chapel attendence of the nocturnal student life. Thus, in addition to the 7:45 Prayer Break­ fast o n Tuesday mornings and the 8:00 C o m m u n i o n Service o n Thurs­ day, a 10:00 Liturgical Prayer Ser­ vice will be offered o n Tues d a y and Thursday alongside of classes. These services will increase the n u m b e r of present chapel services from three to five and m a y affect future year’s chapel schedules. W e must confess this article repre­ sents our ideal. There are students on c a m p u s w h o have n o affiliation with the student church or any other church in Holland. A n d if minister­ ing to each other as a staff and to even part of the c a m p u s w a s as easy as writing about our concerns and hopes, w e w o u l d not be as frustrated as w e often are. W e remember, however, and are encouraged b y the fact that G o d chose prophets, priests and kings not to redeem the world, but to bear wit­ ness of his redemption.

Vienna School Features Innovations Leisurely transatlantic travel to the Mediterranean o n Italian luxury liners will be only one of the innova­ tions included in plans for study and tour programs a n n o u n c e d b y Dr. Paul G. Fried, director of Inter­ national Education. This s u m m e r students wishing to travel and study in E u r o p e will have a wide choice of options o n when, where, h o w and h o w long they wish to travel or study. For the first time H o p e will offer academic w o r k both in England and Greece. Students interested in con­ temporary English d r a m a will be able to earn three semester hours of cred­ it in a course w h ich will be taught by Dr. J o h n Hollenbach of the English faculty in L o n d o n and those wishing to devote time to the study of Greek Civilization will be able to earn three semester hours of credit in the course offered b y Dr. Wilson Strand of the history faculty in Greece. T h e group going to England will fly f r o m N e w York, M a y 30. Stu­ dents enrolled in the G r eek Civiliza­ tion program will sail f r o m N e w Y o r k o n M a y 31 o n the S S Columbo. Participants in both of these short­ term programs will have the option of continuing their study abroad in the regular H o p e College Vienna S u m m e r School session w h ere they will be able to earn an additional seven semester hours of credit. Alter­ nately they will be able to return to the United States b y the end of June or remain in E u r o p e as independent travellers. Concurrently with the n e w aca­ demic programs in England and Greece, H o p e will also continue to offer the traditional non-credit travel

program. T h ose w h o w a n t to c o m ­ bine aspects of a leisurely Mediter­ ranean cruise with a brief West E u r o ­ pean study tour, will sail with Dr. Fried f r o m N e w Y o r k o n the Italian Line ship S S Raphaelo June 8. O n e day each o n the islands of Madeira and Malta, as well as shore visits to Naples, Pompeii, R o m e , Genoa, Florence and Pisa are in­ cluded in the cruise program. Stu­ dents will leave the ship in Cannes and will proceed f r o m there b y bus through southern France, Switzer­ land, Liechtenstein and Austria on their w a y to Vienna. T h e H o p e Vienna S u m m e r School, n o w in its 18th year, will run f r o m July 2 to August 10. Courses in art history, music literature, E uropean literature, and Austrian history will be offered in English. All students will also take part in G e r m a n conver­ sation classes. Courses in interme­ diate G e r m a n and in sociology will be added to the schedule if there is enough student interest in them. M o s t courses will include a n u m ­ ber of field trips, such as, concerts, plays or visits to m u s e u m s , plus part of the instructional program at no additional cost to the student. In addition, there will be a n u m b e r of planned optional w e e k e n d trips to places within relatively easy distance of the Austrian capital. Included in the plans for 1973 are: a h o m e stay in picturesque Mariazell in the lower Alps; a three-day m i d t e r m excursion to Prague, Czechoslovakia; a trip d o w n the D a n u b e to Budapest, Hungary; and attendance at the Salz­ burg Music Festival. While attending classes in Vienna students are housed with Austrian

CONCERT CALENDAR Spring Semester, 1973 MARCH 1 Music Department Student Recital; Dimnent Chapel, 7:00 p.m. 6 Concert: Hope College Orchestra; Dimnent Chapel, 8:15 p.m. 8 Mini Concert: Hope College Stage Band; DeWitt Cultural CenterKletz, 7:30 p.m. 8 Senior Recital: Terry Moran, pianist, and Kevin McMullin, trum­ peter, Wichers Hall, 8:15 p.m. 13 Senior Recital: Janet Cioffi, pianist, and Carol Yff, contralto, Wichers Hall, 8:15 p.m. 15 Faculty Recital: Carroll Lehman, baritone; Wichers Hall, 8:15 p.m. 18 Faculty Chamber Music Recital; Wichers Hall, 3:00 p.m. 22 Mini Concert: Hope College Band; DeWitt Cultural Center-Kletz, 7:30 p.m. 22 Senior Recital: Janet Siderius, pianist; Wichers Hall, 8;15 p.m. APRIL Faculty Recital: Philip Greenberg; violinist; Wichers Hall, 8:15 p.m. Faculty Recital: Joan Conway, Pianist; Dimnent Chapel, 3:00 p.m. Senior Recital: David Leestma, tenor; Wichers Hall, 8:15 p.m. ERIC H A W K I N S D A N C E THEATER; Civic Center; 8:15 p.m. Music Department Student Recital; Wichers Hall, 7:00 p.m. Concert: Hope College Chorus; Dimnent Chapel, 8:15 p.m. Senior Recital: Janet Koolhaas, pianist, and Beverly Van Dop, soprano; Wichers Hall, 8:15 p.m. 27 Trumpet & Jazz Clinic: Clark Terry; Wichers Hall, 4:00 p.m. 27 Concert: Hope College Band with Clark Terry, Jazz Trumpeter; Dimnent Chapel, 8:15 p.m. 29 Concert: Hope College Chapel Choir; Dimnent Chapel, 3:00 p.m.

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MAY 1 Senior Recital: Jean Luttmann, oboist, and Sue Bos, flutist; Wichers Hall, 8:15 p.m. 2 Concerto Concert: Hope College Symphonette and Orchestra and winners of student auditions; Dimnent Chapel, 8:15 p.m. 3 Music Department Student Recital; Dimnent Chapel, 7:00 p.m. 5 Concert: Hope College Collegium Musicum Singers; Wichers Hall, 8:15 p.m. 6 Faculty Chamber Music Recital; Wichers Hall, 3:00 p.m. * Holland Concert Association/Hope Cultural Affairs— Great Perfor­ mance Series

families— m o s t of w h o m live in city apartments. Following the conclusion of the academic session August 10, students will be able to travel independently for one or t w o w e e k s or longer. T e n ­ tative reservations have been m a d e o n student flights leaving Paris A u ­ gust 19 and August 23, but a n u m b e r of earlier or later flights will also be available if reservations are m a d e early enough. T h e H o p e Vienna S u m m e r School is o p e n to qualified s o p h o m o r e s and juniors f r o m H o p e College and from

other institutions. During the past 17 years 4 4 6 students from H o p e and 334 students f r o m 165 other colleges and universities have participated in the program. Dr. Fried also ann o u n c e d that H o p e will continue to sponsor the s u m m e r school in Yugoslavia, begun last year with the financial support of H E W . Application for similar funding has been m a d e for 1 9 7 3 and it is h o p e d that substantial scholar­ ship assistance will again be available to qualified students w h o might otherwise be unable to participate in an overseas s u m m e r session.

Stop Use of Van Raalte as Classroom Building Classes are n o longer being held in V a n Raalte Hall, the m a i n classroom building to thousands of H o p e stu­ dents since its construction 7 0 years ago. T h e collapse of a suspended ceil­ ing in a classroom during N o v e m b e r led to the decision to stop using the building for classes. T h e College had

Announce ’73-’74 Academic Dates T h e calendar for the 1973-74 aca­ d e mic year has been a n n o u n c e d by D e a n Morrette Rider. Dormitories will o p e n for fresh­ m e n August 2 5 a n d for upperclass­ m e n August 27. Registration will be August 2 8 and classes will begin the following day. Fall recess will be f r o m October 13-16 while the Thanksgiving holi­ day break will be N o v e m b e r 22-25. First semester examinations will be held f r o m D e c e m b e r 15-20. S e c o n d semester classes will begin January 14. There will be a winter recess f r o m February 21-24 and a spring recess f r o m M a r c h 30 to April 7. Semester examinations will be held f r o m M a y 6-10. T h e 1 9 7 4 A l u m n i D a y will be held M a y 11 with the Baccalaureate ser­ vice o n M a y 12 and C o m m e n c e m e n t exercises o n M a y 13. T h e 1 9 7 4 term will run f r o m M a y 14-31.

intended to stop using V a n Raalte as a classroom building next fall u p o n completion of the Peale Science C e n ­ ter. “ For s o m e time the college, as the result of conversations with public officials w h o are involved with build­ ing codes, h a d been considering the possibility of discontinuing classes in V a n Raalte. T h e mishap s e e m e d to be the appropriate time to pro­ ceed in this direction,” said President V a n Wylen. There were n o injuries w h e n the ceiling fell according to business manager Barry W e r k m a n . V a n Raalte is still being used for administrative a n d s o m e faculty of­ fices. N e x t fall the present science build­ ing will be remodeled with the goal of having it ready for classroom pur­ poses in January, 1974. Meanwhile, classes are being conducted in every available space. V a n Raalte Hall was dedicated in September, 1903. It w a s built for $29,000 and in its early years housed laboratories for the biology, chemis­ try and physics departments as well as several large classrooms. T w o large r o o m s o n the third floor were set aside for the m u s e u m collection and for choral rehearsals. During the first W orld W a r the third floor served as a mess hall for the Student A r m y Training Corps. T h e science departments m o v e d to their o w n n e w building in 1942.

Build Hope Contributions Reach 44% of Goal Contributions a n d pledges to the pledged $2.2 million while faculty, Build H o p e F u n d total 4 4 . 4 % of the students a n d administrative staff $8,850,000 goal according to n a ­ m e m b e r s have contributed $121,000. M o r e than 9 5 % of the col­ tional chairman J a m e s M . Ver lege’s 144 m e m b e r faculty gave a Meulen. T h e fund-raising program w a s p u b ­ total of $46,000, the students con­ licly launched last October for capitributed $50,000, and the adminis­ tal, e n d o w m e n t and academic pro­ trative staff $24,000. g r a m development. A m o n g the major goals of the Gifts and pledges received to date Build H o p e F u n d will be the c o n ­ total $3,925,000 according to Mr. struction of a $2.5 million physical VerMeulen. Contributions totaling education center. Another $1.6 mil­ $1.2 million have been received since^ lion will be used to complete the fi­ the public announcement. nancing of the n e w $3.6 million “ T h e enthusiastic response to the Peale Science Center. Build H o p e F u n d in its embryonic Other projects to be undertaken stages speaks of the c o m m i t m e n t for include: conversion of the present H o p e College b y her m a n y friends,” science building for use in the social said Mr. VerMeulen. sciences a n d humanities programs, T h e campaign a m o n g R e f o r m e d completioii of the art education cen­ ter, additional student housing, envi­ C h u r c h consistories has reached ronmental and ecological science 2 9 . 7 % ($104,000) of its $350,000 programs a n d retirement of a debt goal according to church fund c o m ­ o n the DeWitt Student a n d Cultural mittee chairman Paul Baker. Center. l|| M a n y committees are just getting T w o other major objectives in­ u n d e r w a y or in the planning stages. clude a $ 5 2 0 , 0 0 0 scholarship fund to Preliminary reports of s o m e of the committees with their goals in paren­ allow m o r e qualified y o u n g m e n and w o m e n to attend H o p e and a $1.9 theses are-, key gifts, $1,061,000 million fund for faculty development ($2,500,000), business and industry7 and e n d o w m e n t of faculty salaries. $ 101,000 ($550,000), advance gifts President V a n W y l e n has again $ 200,000 ($1,650,000), major and stressed the importance of the c o n ­ special gifts $72,000 ($1,700,000) tinued support of the A n n u a l F u n d and regional campaigns $9,000 campaign w h i c h is vitally needed for ($400,000). the on-going operations of the Col­ T w o divisions— the Trustee N u c ­ lege. T h e A n n u a l F u n d goal for leus F u n d and the College Family 1972-73 is $ 6 40,000 f r o m alumni, drive— have been completed with parents, churches, corporations, both surpassing their goals. M e m b e r s foundations a n d friends. of the Board of Trustees have

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Dr. and Mrs. Norman Vincent Peale receive a first-hand look of the College’s new academic-science center which has been named in their honor. Con­ ducting the tour is Henry Boersma, special projects manager for the College. The new $3.6 million Peale Science Center will house the departments of biology, chemistry, geology and psychology. Dedication ceremonies for the building have been tentatively scheduled for next homecoming weekend, October 26-28.

$1,000 Gift Initiates Religion Scholarship T h e First R e f o r m e d C h u r c h of Zeeland, Mich, has m a d e an initial contribution of $1,000 toward the establishment of a religion scholar­ ship and e n d o w m e n t fund at Hope. Rev. Ronald Geschwendt, pastor, and Dr. Paul V a n E e n e n a a m , a m e m ­ ber of the Consistory, presented the gift to President G o r d o n V a n Wylen, and R. H e n r y V o o g d , chairman of

Planned Giving for Hope College E D I T O R ’S NOTE: This is the second in a series of articles by William K. Stone, Director of Planned Giving. D o y o u o w n securities with a low cost base? D o these securities generate a low i n c o m e return? W o u l d y o u like to avoid all capital gains tax liability a n d increase cur­ rent income? T h e n consider donating t h e m to the H o p e College Pooled Life In­ c o m e Fund. B y donating y o u r l o w cost, low yield securities to the Pooled Life I n c o m e F u n d (PLIF), y o u will avoid all capital gains tax liability a n d in­ crease y o u r current income. T h e P L I F is comprised of gifts to H o p e College f r o m donors like y o u r ­ self. These gifts are “pooled” to­ gether for investment purposes, with investment m a n a g e m e n t being handied b y a leading trust c o m p a n y , the Old K e n t B a n k and Trust C o m p a n y in G r a n d Rapids, Michigan. E a c h d o nor is credited with units in the fund, the n u m b e r dependent o n the current unit value and the value of your gift. T h e P L I F is required b y law to pay out to the unit owners all in­ c o m e earned each year, p ayments being m a d e quarterly. I n c o m e p a y ­ ments are considered as ordinary in­ c o m e for tax purposes. T h e donor can be one i n c o m e beneficiary, with a successor beneficiary optional. Paym ents will be m a d e for the life of the beneficiary. U p o n termination of the d o n o r ’s far successor beneficiary) i n c o m e interest, the value of his or her units

is transferred f r o m the P L I F to the H o p e College e n d o w m e n t . T h e d o nor m a y designate the ultimate use of this gift, such as for a m e m o ­ rial scholarship fund or a n e w build­ ing. Y o u , as donor, will be entitled to a charitable deduction for part of the current value of y o u r gift. S a m p l e deductions are presented below:

the Pooled Life I n c o m e F u n d is sen­ sible and beneficial. Y o u m a k e a fine gift to H o p e College, and benefit yourself b y avoiding capital gains tax liability, increasing current income, obtaining a partial charitable d e d u c ­ tion, maintaining y o u r estate’s m a x i ­ m u m marital deduction, and even diversifying y o u r investments.

the religion department, at a dinner meeting of students majoring in reli­ gion. T h e fund will be administered b y the religion department and is de­ signed to p r o m o t e excellence in the ministry and w o r k of the church through the awarding of scholarships to superior students contemplating church vocations according to Dr. Voogd. A t the presentation Dr. V o o g d c o m m e n d e d the First R e f o r m e d C h u r c h of Zeeland for inaugurating a venture that has unlimited potential and promise for the future leadership of the church. H e also indicated that as the fund increases through addi­ tional contributions f r o m churches and individuals the usages will extend b e y o n d scholarship awards to include teaching fellowships, student Biblical research projects, s u m m e r study and church internship pro­ grams.

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educational programs. Y o u r interest in this essential function can be of material assistance to the Admissions Staff. Please pass this newsletter along to a family w h ich has y o u n g people of H o p e ’s caliber and let us k n o w their n a m e s and addresses b y returning the c o u p o n below. To:

A n o t h e r benefit of m a k i n g a gift investment in the P L I F is that the value of your units is retained in your gross estate, but deducted out prior to determining the estate tax. This benefits a married donor, w h o predeceases his or her spouse, b y in­ flating the marital deduction (up to 5 0 % of y o u r estate w hich can pass to your spouse free of estate tax). T h e P L I F has received gifts total­ ing $125,000, and it is expected that the fund will yield about 5 % annually. If y o u r units increase in value, then your i n c o m e received f r o m the P L I F should also increase. M i n i m u m gift investment is approximately $1,000. A gift investment of securities in

Thomas D. LaBaugh, Director Office of Admissions Hope College Holland, Mi. 40423 1 believe the student named below to have the potential to benefit from a Hope education, and would like him (her) to receive more detailed information about m y college. Name

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Symphonette M a r c h 23 S e c o n d R e f o r m e d Church Zeeland, Mich. M a r c h 24 Grace R e f o r m e d Church Allen Park, Mich. M a r c h 25 Riverside C o m m u n i t y Church Cleveland, Ohio M a r c h 26 A l den Presbyterian Church Alden, N e w Y o r k

Meet the President Several “ M e e t the President” get-togethers for H o p e alumni and friends have been planned across the nation for M a r c h and April. President V a n W y l e n will be in the following areas: M a r c h 7 — St. Petersburg, Fla.; M a r c h 8-Orlando, Fla.; M a r c h 9-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; April 13-Albany-Schenectady, N.Y.; April 1 4 N e w England Club; April 2 7 - G r a n d Rapids, Mich.; and April 2 8 — Washington, D.C. Details about specific meetings m a y be obtained b y writing or phoning Mrs. Marian Stryker, alumni secretary.

M a r c h 27 Palmyra High School Palmyra, N e w Y o r k M a r c h 27 First R e f o r m e d Church Rochester, N e w Y o r k M a r c h 28 Lisha’s Kill R e f o r m e d Church Schenectady, N e w Y o r k M a r c h 29 School Concert A l b a n y area M a r c h 29 Deerpark R e f o r m e d Church Port Jervis, N e w Y o r k M a r c h 30 First R e f o r m e d C h u r c h Hastings-on-Hudson, N e w Y o r k April 1 Trinity R e f o r m e d Church R i d g ewood, N e w Y o r k April 2 S e c o n d R e f o r m e d Church Wyckoff, N e w Jersey April 3 Oakl a n d Indian Hills High School Oakland, N e w Jersey April 3 First Presbyterian Church Boonton, N e w Jersey April 4 School Concert Chester, N e w Jersey April 4 Peapack R e f o r m e d Church Gladstone, N e w Jersey April 5 T h e R e f o r m e d Church Middletown, N e w Jersey April 6 N o rth & S o u t h a m p t o m R e f o r m e d Church Churchville, Pa. eight

Alumni Day will be Saturday, May 12 featuring 10 class reunions-1923, 1928, 1933, 1938, 1943, 1953, 1963, 1968 and the 50 Year Circle. Plans for Alumni Day will be announced in the next Newsletter. The annual Bacca­ laureate Service will be held Sunday, May 13 and the 108th Commencement exercises will be Monday, May 14.

Dr. Jekel to Supervise Hope Research Programs Dr. E u g e n e Jekel has been a p ­ pointed to the n e w position of Direc­ tor of the Office of Research and A c a d e m i c Development. Dr. Jekel, professor of chemistry at H o p e since 1955, will administer the College’s externally-funded pro­ grams of research and related aca­ demic activities. H e will also c o n ­ tinue his teaching responsibilities on a half-time basis. “T h e increased funding for a vari­ ety of research and teaching func­ tions at H o p e gives rise to the need to

consider s o m e structure to adminis­ ter and support these programs,” said President V a n Wylen. Dr. Jekel received his B.A. degree f r o m H o p e in 1 9 5 2 and w a s awarded his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University. H e served as chairman of the H o p e chemistry department f r o m 1967 to 1 9 7 0 and for several years has been director of a National Science F o u n ­ dation s u m m e r institute for high schools of advanced placement chemistry o n the H o p e campus.

Chapel Choir M a r c h 23 Central R e f o r m e d Church Muskegon, Mich. March 24 R e h e b o t h R e f o r m e d Church McBain, Mich. M a r c h 25 T h o r n Creek R e f o r m e d C h u r c h South Holland, 111. M a r c h 26 Trinity R e f o r m e d Church Munster, Ind. M a r c h 27 First R e f o r m e d C h u r c h Milwaukee, Wise. M a r c h 28 First R e f o r m e d C h u r c h Cedar Grove, Wise. M a r c h 29 Alto R e f o r m e d C h u r c h Alto, Wise. M a r c h 30 First R e f o r m e d C h u r c h Baldwin, Wise. April 1 (morning) Peace R e f o r m e d Church St. Paul, Minn. April 1 (afternoon) K n o x Presbyterian Church Minneapolis, Minn. April 2 Peace R e f o r m e d Church St. Paul, Minn. April 3 First R e f o r m e d Church Orange City, Iowa April 4 First R e f o r m e d Church Hull, Iowa April 5 Meredith Drive R e f o r m e d Des Moines, Iowa April 6 Fairview R e f o r m e d Church Fairview, 111.

Band Plans Michigan High School Tour T h e H o p e band, under the direc­ tion of Robert Cecil, will present five concerts in Michigan o n M a r c h 15-16. T h e b a n d will present con­ certs at high schools in B y ron C e n ­ ter, Lake Odessa and G r a n d Ledge o n M a r c h 15 and at both the River­ side and Crestwood high schools in Dearborn Heights o n M a r c h 16.

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