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HOPE COLLEGE

De Free Dedication Highlights Festive

Homecoming Weekend An outpouring of affection and gratitudeto former Board of Trustees chairman Hugh De Free '38 provided a happy setting for the formal dedicationand opening of Hope's new De Free Art Center and Gallery on Friday, Oct. 15. The new facility,locatedon Columbia Avenue and 12th Street, is the former Sligh Furniture Factory. It was made availableto Hope through a gift from Charles R. Sligh, Jr. and was renovated at a cost of SI. 8 million.

The dedicationmarked the beginning of Hope's Homecomingcelebration.Other events included a Beaux Arts costumed ball on Friday evening, held in a tent outside the De Free Center and attended by characters ranging from Dracula to Miss Piggy. Saturday morning marked the fifth annual Run-Bike-Swim, sponsored by ODL, Inc. of Zeeland, Mich., which this year included a special event for participants 60 years of age or older.

Two class reunions, soccer and men's and women's cross-country matches, fraternity and sororityluncheons, the annual assemblage of the H-Club and afternoon football against the Scots of Alma College made Saturday an event-filled day for boosters of orange-and-blue.

A crowd of over 4,600 watched the Dutch-

men rally for their fifth win of the season and Hope's 20th consecutive Homecoming victory as they defeated their opponents, 28-7. Julie Bosch, a senior from Holland, Mich., was crowned Homecoming queen during halftime festivitiesand Todd Holstege, a senior from Grand Rapids, Mich., was named her

partner-in-crown.

Norm

and Louise Kinney of Grand Rapids, Mich, were special H-Club luncheon guests. The Kinneys establishedthe Allan C. Kinney FootballAward 12 years ago in memory of their son. Recipientsof the award were present, gathered from as far away as Washington, D.C. and Toronto, Canada. Also recognized at the event were Bob 75 and Sue Dirkse 77 Carlson, the H-Club's first dualletter couple. The organization went coed in membership last year. Homecoming Sunday included morning worship in Dimnent Chapel. The Rev. Dean Dykstra '40, senior minister of First Reformed Church of Schenectady, N.Y., delivered the sermon and an anthem was sung by current and alumni Chapel Choir members. A formal convocation in Dimnent Chapel preceded ribbon-cuttingceremonies Friday morning at the De Free Art Center and Gallery, the high point of the weekend’s

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Since it opened 11 years ago, the DeWitt Center has pulsed the of Hope's campus.

life

At the Kletz coffee shop there was abundant food for thought— be it

in conversation or in the form of a bagel or the ever-popular Fried

Burger and fries. DeWitt's basementareas accommodated all sorts of shifting student interests— bowling to Ping-Pong, billiards to pinball.

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But this year it's rest & renovation for DeWitt. The building has vacant areas as workmen begin a S2.8 million remodeling and expansion project which will result in DeWitt's conversion into a student, administrativeand cultural center of functionaldesign and adequate floor space.

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demolished Carnegie-Schouten Gymnasium stood. In addition,the west half of DeWitt is being extensivelyremodeled. The energyefficiency of the building is being improvedand several areas which had littleuse, such as the sunken terraces of the lower level, are imaginatively incorporated into the new design. The theatre department, housed in the east half of DeWitt, is continuing to operate in the building throughout the renovation. A full season of four plays is scheduled for the DeWitt Center Theatre. Remodeling plans include a new theatreentrance and expansion of the lobby.

DeWitt also remains home this year to the College bookstore, the word-processing center and the mailroom.All other administrative offices have been temporarily relocatedin scattered campus locations. The Kletz is operating this year at the south end of the Phelps Hall dining room. The remodeling and expansion of DeWitt

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NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, OCTOBER 1982

Endowed Professorship is Tribute to Physician Couple Professor Eldon D. Greij has been designated the first recipient of the Edward and Elizabeth Hofma Endowed Professorshipat Hope College. The endowed professorshipwas created earlier this year from a $300,000 gift from the Board of Trustees of the Edward and Elizabeth Hofma Trust of Grand Haven, Mich. The gift will be invested in the Hope College Endowment Fund with income from the fund to be used to support the professorship. The endowed professorshipwas established to honor the memory of Dr. Edward and Dr. Elizabeth Hofma, long-time residentsof the Grand Haven-Spring Lake area, in which communitiesthey served as distinguishedand greatly respeaedphysicians and civic leaders. The professorshipis to be awarded to a facultymember with a major responsibility for the instructionor pre-medical students. Dr. Greij, a member of the Hope faculty since 1962, holds the academic rank of full professor of biology. He received the B.S. degree from State Teachers College of Valley City, N.D., the M.S. degree from North Dakota State University and the Ph.D. from Iowa State University. He served as chairman of the Hope College biology departmentfrom 1974-75 through 1980-81. He serves as facultyadvisor to biology majors and has been a member of the president'sadvisory committee at Hope. He has collaboratedwith his students in presenting academic papers to numerous campus and professionalorganizations,including the Michigan Academy of Sciences. . He and his wife Maxine reside in Holland. They have two sons and a daughter. Both Edward and Elizabeth were born in

1859 in western Michigan communities,the children of Dutch settlers. Each had a distinguished career as a physician and civic leader.

Edward was born in Vriesland,attended the Holland Academy (preparatory school for Hope College at that time) and graduated with the M.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1884. He establisheda practice in Grand Haven and Spring Lake, serving those communitiesprofessionallyand as a civic leader until his death in 1936. Elizabeth Pruim was born in Mill Point, attended school in Spring Lake and graduated from NorthwesternUniversity with the M.D. degree at age 31. She was believed to be the first woman doctor to practice in the Grand Haven area. Both Edward and Elizabethhad active lives of service beyond their chosen professions. Edward served as a State Senator and in a less public role was dedicated to replantingthe vanished forests of the area which had been strippedduring the lumberingera prior to 1890. He was personally responsiblefor planting thousands of trees on hundredsof acres in the Grand Haven-SpringLake. area. Elizabethcould be considered a woman before her time. As early as 1901 she gave public presentationson contemporarytopics such as civil rights, littering and unsightly advertising billboards. Both Edward and Elizabethgrew up in the Reformed Church. They were people of deep faith as noted in a poem written by Edward which read in part: This science (medicine) is but part of thee Which teaches us through it to see That flesh is but the earthen mold Which doth the immortal spirit hold.

SAVE THOSE BRICKS! The new

entrance at the recently renamed Buys AthleticFields is going up with bricks and stones of Carnegie-Schouteri Gymnasium and Van Raalte Hall, former campus landmarks. The red-orange bricks, called Veneklasen bricks, are distinctive to the Holland/Zeeland area and were manufacturedhere during the 1860s until the 1920s.

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fiaHOPE COLLEGE PUBLISHED BY THE HOPE COLLEGE OFFICE OF INFORMATION SERVICES

Vol. 14, No.

October 1982

Published for Alumni, Friends and Parents of Hope College. Should you receivemore than one copy, please pass it on to someone in your community. An overlap of Hope College constituenciesmakes duplicationsometimes unavoidable.

Tom Renner '67 AssociateEditor: Eileen Verduin Beyer '70 Editorial Staff: Marla Hoffman '82, Laurie Brown '84, Dick Hoekstra '84 Design: Richard Angstadt '69 Photo Staff: David Sundin '83, Heather Molnar '82, Kris Veldheer '84, Eric Hansen '85 Official publication:news from Hope College USPS 785-720 is published during February, April, June, August, October and December by Hope College, 85 East 12th Street, Holland, Michigan 49423 Second class postage paid at Holland, Michigan49423 and additionaloffic Editor:

FALL

CONVOCATIONWAS

A

BLACK-GOWN AFFAIR FOR

Profs. Eldon D. Greij and Michael P. Doyle, both inducted into

SPECIAL PARTICIPANTS: endowed professorships;

President Gordon ]. Van Wylen; Dr. Frank H. T. Rhodes, president of Cornell University in Ithaca,N. Y., who delivered the address and receivedan honorarydegree; and Richard M. De Vos, president of the Amway Corp. of Ada, Mich., who also receivedan honorarydegree.

Cornell President Pays Tribute to

Hope's Role

in

Higher Education

As Hope College began its 120th academic year on Aug. 31, the president of one of America's most respected secularuniversities told the collegecommunity that Christian colleges, like Hope, are vital and must be preserved. "The secular univfersities regard knowledge as operational.The Christian universities and colleges regard it as sacramental. Both views are needed if we are to do justice to the fullness of knowledge itself, but each is insufficient without the other," said Dr. Frank H. T. Rhodes, president of Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., during the keynote address of Hope's fall convocation, which signaled the beginning of the college's academic year. Rhodes became a personal friend of Hope President Gordon J. Van Wylen when they were both facultymembers at the University of Michigan. He addressed the Hope community as Van Wylen begins his second decade as Hope's chief administrator and described his former colleague as "one of the outstanding collegepresidentsin our nation." Also during the convocation honorarydegrees were presented to Dr. Rhodes and Richard M. DeVos, president of the Amway Corporation. Two facultymembers were installed into endowed professorships — Michael P. Doyle, professor of chemistry, into the Kenneth G. Herrick Professorshipand Eldon D. Greij, professor of biology, into the Edward and Elizabeth Hofma Professorship.A total of four endowed professorshipshave been establishedat Hope since 1976. Evoking the words of poet T- S. Eliot, Rhodes titled his address "The Timeless Moment," saying that students and faculty would determine for themselves if the beginning of the academic year was to be viewed as "a timeless moment" or "the dawn of nothing." By reaffirming "the two distinctive qualities that

make Hope what

it

is,"

Rhodes

continued, members of the college community could enhance the year's potentialfor their lives. He pinpointed as Hope's special characteristics its devotion to the liberal arts and its commitment to providing education within the context of the Christian faith. Hope's liberal arts emphasis offers the rewards of developing a lifelong habit of hard work and individualdiscipline, a wide perspectivefrom which to understand other people, a nobler view of life'spotential and the courage and ability to face life's "overarching questions," Rhodes said. He further suggested that a liberal arts education instillsa sc

which leads to self-discovery. Rhodes stressed, however, that "knowledge in itself is not redemptive" and, quoting phi-

losopher Alfred North Whitehead,that ideas "are like fish — they do not improve with keeping."

"What redeems knowledge from triviality, a career from meaninglessness and life

from

despair is commitment to worthy ends — because the sum of the disciplines is not the beginning of wisdom." Hope's Christian context of commitment provides "a motivating vision" and "a new dynamic which links knowledge to action," Rhodes concluded, stressingthat by reaffirming the Christian perspective,which sees all knowledge as "a sacramental statement of a larger spiritual whole," Hope students' knowledge would find commitment in faith and their faith would find dirertion in

knowledge.

Enrollment Reaches

An

All-time High

Enrollment for the fall semester at Hope College has reached an all-timehigh. The headcountsurpasses 2,500 students for the first time with a fall semester enrollment of 2,530, up 72 students from 1981-82, according to RegistrarJon Huisken. The number of students attending college for the first time totals 599 compared to 587 in 81-82 while there are 101 transfer students compared to 115 a year ago. The enrollment by class with last year's in parentheses are: freshmen 655 (649), sophomores 636 (645), juniors 713 (648), seniors 415 (313) and special students 211 (203). The student body is comprised of 1,334 women and 1,196 men from 36 states and 28 foreign countries. Michigan has the largest student representation (1,864), followed by Illinois 154, New York 114, New Jersey 91, Wisconsin 32, Ohio 31, Indiana 27, California20, Connecticut 17, Pennsylvania 15, Colorado 13, and Florida 12. Foreign countries represented include Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras,Hong Kong, India, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Lebanon, Macao, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Phillipines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore,


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NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, OCTOBER 1982

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Athletic Fields

Stand in Tribute

To Ekdal Buys In his opinion, Hope

was renaming its

athletic fields in his honor because his short

name wouldn't demand much engraving. But friends of Ekdal Buys managed to come up with far more convincing rationales during a luncheon and dedicationceremony in his honor on Sept. 25, prior to the Hope-Oberlin home football game. Buys was also recognized during half-time ceremonies

Members of

Buys' family unveiled a plaque

which lauds the longtime friend of Hope College with the following:

Named in honor of Ekdal J. Buys, '37. Outstanding student leader, athlete, debater; loyal alumnus who served his alma mater as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, 1961-66, and in countless other ways; dedicated citizen and U.S. Naval Officer, 1943-46; businessmanof highest integrity and personal compassion; devoted husband and father;faithful churchman and true servant of Jesus Christ. Mr. Buys exemplifiesin his person, par excellence, the faith, ideals and values to which Hope College is dedicated. The plaque

will

become

part of a

new

entrance being constructed at the fields on Fairbanks Avenue near 13th St. Bricks and stones from- Carnegie-Schouten Gymnasium and Van Raalte Hall, former campus landmarks, are being used for the entrance. The complex consists of the College'strack, baseball, field hockey and soccer fields. It is also used for practice football and intramural sports.

The property is the site of the homestead A. C. Van Raalte, founder of Hope and Holland. For years, the area was known as the Van Raalte athletic fields. Renaming was deemed appropriateafter the College designated -a new pedestrianwalkway on campus "The Van Raalte Commons" in 1981. Among those who paid tribute to Buys was Dr. James Cook '48, president of the General Synod of the Reformed Church in America and An.ton Professor of New Testament at Western Theological Seminary. Cook described Buys as "the complete Christian" who effectively meshed congregational and deof the Rev.

nominational leadershipwith powerful personal ministry.

Buys

is

former president of the RCA's

Board of North American Missions and has been a trustee of the Pine Rest Foundation. He has been active in recent fund-raising programs of Western Theological Seminary. "The Church which you love and serve so" well salutes you today. We are all happy to be in the Church where we can come to know people like you," Cook stated. A humorous touch characterizedthe tributes of James N. DeBoer, Jr., a Grand Rapids attorney who spoke of Buys' contributionsto the business and civic life in Grand Rapids, where he is chairmanof the board emeritus of the .investment banking firm Buys-Mac-

Gregor-MacNaughton-Greenwaltand Company. Among DeBoer's observations were several similarities between the place and the person joined in the renaming:both are large, both have been around for a long time, and, as the season progresses,both acquire bald

spots on top!

De Boer also provided more serious perspectivesfor the occasion.He reported that Buys is widely recognized throughout West Michiganas "a successfulbusiness leader with impeccable integrity,"a counselor whose attributes far exceed economic expertiseand a mentor whose principles and characterhave

Scholarship

is

In recognitionof a decade of serviceto faculty, staff and friends of the college have establisheda scholarshipin honor of Gordon and MargaretVan Wylen. Establishment of the Gordon J. and Margaret D. Van Wylen Scholarship Fund was

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Representing Hope College was Gordon Brewer '48, head of the department of physical education,recreationand athletics. Brewer praised Buys as someone who had succeeded as both servant and leader, noting that his life

had never been tinged by "the degrading clamor for credit." "Ek Buys is sure enough of his person that he doesn't need this honor today. That's what makes it so much fun for us to give it." Brewer spoke of Buys' career as a Hope athlete— participation in football and track, serving as co-captainof the 1936 football squad and earning all-conferencehonors as tackle, establishinga track record which held for 33 years, and receivingthe Otto van der Velde award for outstanding scholarshipand athletics during his senior year. In later years Buys' sons continued the family tradition as class athletes.

"Ek Buys has always been one to savor the challenge and excitement of sport," Brewer rioted. "Yet, he could always set it aside when the time came for more important issues. Sport has served him; he never served

Buys responded

academic year.

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to the accoladeswith a

typical display of wit, humility and ease of

presence. He said that although the dedication ceremony had forced him to wear a tie to a football game for the first time in his 67 years, it would nonetheless live in his memory for years to come as one of the high points of his life.

Buys indicatedthat his name would not only serve to designate an area but should also be regarded as his endorsementof Hope's program. "Hope College is a place where young people practice and compete on athletic fields but also are in a strong academic program and in a Christian environment.... I know of no other place where the coaches are more dedicated to what life is all about. Time after total

time, they've turned lives around. "My prayer is that somehow God will continue to provide such people wJio will lead those who practice on these fields." Witnessing the happy occasion were members of Buys' immediate family: his wife, the former Mina Becker '36; his sons, Ekdal, Jr. '66 and Chris '62; and severalgrandchildren, including Hope senior Art Buys.

it."

for spearheading an extensive campus development program that has resultedin the construction of severalnew buildings,renovation of historical structuresand a major cam-

announced during the annual -faculty banquet which marked the beginning of the 1982-83

Van Wvlen.

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Tribute to Service of Van

Hope College, the

Prof. Elliot Tanis, facultymoderator, angifts to the scholarshipfund already surpass 510,000. The announcement was a surpriseto the Van Wylens. Gordon Van Wylen became presidentof Hope College in the fall of 1972 after a distinguishedcareer on the engineering faculty of the University of Michigan. Tribute to the Van Wylens was given by Prof. Elton Bruins from four perspectives: campus development, fund raising, academic leadershipand spiritual leadership. First, special tribute was paid Mrs. Van Wylen for her service which "complements Gordon'swork and efforts." "Years ago, someone said that love is the livery of Christianity;you personify that

made him "a hero" within the company founded.

Wylens

istration and the openness of the president's office through an advisory

committee and

puswide beautification effort. "(All) of this has been done for the quality of campus life," said Bruins. "Buildings do not a campus make, but there is a great deal of differencein our morale since we work in well-equipped buildings.A comfortable workplace enhances our productivity." Van Wylen's fund-raisingskills for campus development, programs, scholarshipand the

regular communicationswas praised. "All of this has been important to the academic life and health of the college,"said Bruins. "Your work in this area shows your concern for giving students an excellenteducation.But your concern for excellencein education is an excellencefor Christ'ssake, not for elitism's sake," said Bruins. Hope College has no "identifycrisis" under the Van Wylen administration,according to Bruins.

endowment were praised. "None of this could have taken place without your consummate skill in raising funds or without the fine developmentstaff you have

"By word and example, you have indicated youth in the context of the Christian faith. You have led the way in showing us that the reason for our

assembled," said Bruins. He also praised Van Wylen for his efforts in upgrading the salaries of facultyand employees.

existenceis not just being an excellentcollege, but being a college committed to the Christian faith and to relating that faith well to all of our academic disciplines." Saying Hope has come into a "golden age" under current leadership.Brums praised the Van Wylens for their "vision of a renewed Christian college and your hard work and prayer."

"Although professorswill always give the impression they are never adequately reimbursed for their services, we who teach here need to know that Hope's salary scale compares very favorably today; we know you 'go to bat' for your staff and faculty."

that Hope's task is to educate


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NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, OCTOBER 1982

What's Happening

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Arts Calendar

Great Performance Series

November 1

Ticketsavailable at the door for events to be held in Dimnent Chapel. Tickets for the John Houseman program will go on sale during February. For further information call 616-394-6996.

Films "Paintings of Co Westerik, Reality of Karel Appel and Carl Visser,Sculpture"; Auditorium,De Free Art Center and Gallery, 7:30 p.m. Master Class: Ingrid Dingfelder, flutist; Wickers Auditorium,3:30 p.m. Hope Orchestra Concert with Ingrid Dingfelder, flutist; Dimnent Chapel 8 p.m. Faculty Recital: Michael Votta, clarinetist,Joan Conway, pianist; Wickers Auditorium, 8 p.m. Hope Chapel Choir: Requiem by Maurice Durufle; Dimnent Chapel, 8:30 p.m. Music Department Student Recital; Dimnent Chapel, 7 p.m. Hope College Wind Ensemble Concert; Dimnent Chapel, 8 p.m. Senior Recital: Nora Lea Tanis, soprano; Wichers .

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Friday, Nov. 19,

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Friday & Saturday, Center, 8 p.m.

Chemistry Department Seminars Weekly, normally Friday Afternoon An

extensive program of research seminars by academic and you would like to receive notification of these topical seminars write Hope College Chemistry Department,Peale Science Center, Holland, MI 49423. industrial scientists. If

Eastern Bus Trips March 9-12 and April 6-9 Each year Hope sponsors trips for students from the East Coast who are interestedin visiting the campus. The first trip scheduled March 9-12 will leave from New Jersey.The second trip scheduled April 6-9 will leave from New York. Cost for these trips will be between $75-$100 which includes transportation,housing and meals. For further information on the New Jersey trip contact AdmissionsrepresentativeJanet Weisiger, 411 Hartung, Wyckoff, N.J. 07481, (201)891-2390 or for the New York trip contact AdmissionsrepresentativeKim Gnade, Hope College, Holland, MI 49423, (616)392-5111, ext. 2200.

Pre-EngineeringDay Week of November 8 High school students interestedin pursuing careers in engineering will want to attend this event. The Hope preengineering program and career opportunitiesin engineering will be explained. For further information contact Rob Pocock, Office of Admissions, (616)392-5111, ext. 2200.

Wednesday, April p.m.

The theatre departmentwill present four productions during the school year in the DeWitt Student and Chltural Center. The box office opens approximately two weeks before each show. For information and reservationscall (616) 392-1449.

Friday & Saturday, Dec. 3-4 Wednesday thru Saturday, Dec. 8-11 "Brand," an intense verse drama of an uncompromising man of God and the harsh demands of his commitment to

March 11-12, DeWitt

20,

Dimnent Chapel, 8

VisitationDays

November

5,

November

19,

December 3,

January 14, February 25, March Bicentennial Lecture Series A series of eight lectures on the general theme "Two Hundred Years of Friendly Relations Between the Netherlands and the United States" will be aired on public radio stations and WVGR at 11 a.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday in December beginning Dec. 7. The lectures were presented at Hope College this fall by Dr. Nicolaas Bootsma,visiting professor of history from the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, as part of the HollandZeeland Heritage Project, a series of events commemorating the 200th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Netherlands.

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Siblings

Weekend

November 12-14 An

opportunity for younger brothers and sisters of Hope students to spend a weekend on campus. A broad variety of activities are planned to appeal to the wide range of ages and interests of visiting siblings. Contact

Dean

of Students for

further information.

11, April 8

Designed for prospectiveHope College students (transfers, high school juniors or seniors)who are interestedin enrolling for the fall of 1983. Students and their parents are invited to spend a day on campus meeting with students, faculty and staff. Registrationbegins at 8:45 a.m. at Phelps Hall.

Contact Office of Admissionsfor further information (616)392-5111, ext. 2200.

Young Authors’ Conference Thursday, April 21 A conference in which children,grades K-6, share books they have written under the directionof their teachers.The conference is designed to encourage teachers to have children write, to motivate children to write and to demonstrate to children that others write and are interestedin what they write. At the conference children participate in a variety of creative/imaginativeactivities. Featured resource person will be author Phyllis Reynolds. For further information contact Prof. Nancy Miller (616)392-5111, ext. 3030.

Winter Sports Schedules MBB-Men's Basketball — WBB-Women's

Basketball

NOVEMBER p.m.

MSW-Michigan Tech 23 27 29

MBB-Nazareth, 8 p.m.

WR-at Olivet Tournament MBB-at Aquinas,8 p.m.

DECEMBER 1 MBB-Goshen,8

p.m.

3-4 WBB-G.L.C.A.Tourney at DePauw 4 MBB-at Concordia,111., 8 p.m.

MSW-M1AA 9 11

29 30

Relays at Kalamazoo at Kalamazoo

WR-Hope Invitational WBB-North Park, 7 p.m. MBB-at Grand Valley, 3 p.m. WBB-at Grand Valley, 5:45 p.m. MSW-at Grand Rapids JC Inv. WSW-at Grand Rapids )C Inv. MBB-Dordt, 8 p.m. MBB-vs. Central, la. at Calvin, 6 p.m.

JANUARY

8

MBB-Aquinas, 8 p.m.

WR-at Olivet

12

Invitational MBB-Kalamazoo, 8 p.m.

13

WBB-at Kalamazoo,7:30 p.m. WR-at Olivet

15

— MSW-Men's Swimming —

18 WBB-at Calvin, 7

20 MBB-at Bethel, Ind., 2

"all or nothing."

Friday & Saturday, Feb. 25-26 Wednesday thru Saturday, March 2-5 Matinees on Feb. 26 & March 5 Rodgers and Hammerstein's"Cinderella " an enrhnnfino

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The Endellion String Quartet of England was formed in 1979. They were an immediatesuccess at the International String Quartet Competition by placing second among 20 quartets from around the world.

WSW-MIAA Relays Playbill

p.m.

Academy Award winning actor John Houseman has enjoyed careersas a producer, author, director, educator and actor. Most recently he has starredin the role of Professor Kinsfieldin the Paper Chase.

Hope Theatre Production: Brand by Henrik Ibsen; Main Theatre, DeWitt Cultural Center, 8 p.m. ChristmasVespers; Dimnent Chapel, 8 p.m. ChristmasVespers; Dimnent Chapel, 2, 4:30 & 8 p.m. Hope Theatre Production: Brand by Henrik Ibsen; Main Theatre, DeWitt Cultural Center, 8 p.m. Music Department Student Recital; Wichers Au-

Chapel, 8 p.m. * Vespers tickets availablebeginning 8 a.m., Monday, Nov. 22 thru Nov. 24 at the Music Office — Wichers Bldg.

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Thibaudet has received rave reviews across Europe and this country. He was a winner of the 1981 Young Concert ArtistsInternationalAuditions and in the past year has presented recitals in Japan, Italy and Romania.

Auditorium,8 p.m. Hope Jazz Ensemble; DeWitt Theatre, 8 p.m. Delta Omicron Musicale; Wickers, 7 p.m. Master Class: Carter Brey, cellist;Wichers Auditorium, 3:30 p.m. Carter Brey, cellist.Young Concert Artist;Dimnent Chapel, 8 p.m. Senior Recital: Marilyn Van Houten, pianist; Dimnent Chapel, 8 p.m. Faculty Chamber Music Concert; Wichers Auditorium, 4 p.m.

ditorium, .7 p.m. Madrigal Dinner; Western Seminary Commons, 7 p.m. Senior Recital: Arlene Warners,pianist; Dimnent

Dimnent Chapel,

27,

Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet of France. Just 20 years of age,

December

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Brey (picturedat

Thursday, Jan.

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3-4

Dimnent Chapel, 8 p.m.

left), winner of 1982 Young Concert Artists InternationalAuditions. Awarded the top prize at the 27th InternationalMunich Competition, Brey this past summer was a featured performer at the first American Cello Congress.

Cellist Carter

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Hope?

MBB-Albion, 8 p.m.

WBB-at Albion MSW-at Grand Rapids

JC, 1

WSW-Women'sSwimming — WR- Wrestling 9 MBB-af Albion, 8 p.m.

p.m. MSW-at Calvin, 7 p.m. WSW-at Calvin, 7 p.m. 19 MBB-at Calvin, 8 p.m. 20 WR-at Adrian 21-22 MSW-G.L.C.A. Meet at DePauw WSW-G.L.C.A. Meet at DePauw 22 MBB-at Alma, 3 p.m. WBB-at Alma, 3 p.m. WR-at SW Mich. Tournament 26 MBB-Olivet, 8 p.m. WBB-at Olivet, 7 p.m. WR-Spring Arbor, 7 p.m. 29 MBB-at Adrian, 3 p.m. WBB-Adrian, 3 p.m. MSW-Alma, 1 p.m. WSW-Alma,1 p.m.

FEBRUARY WBB-at Siena Heights, 7 p.m. MBB-at Concordia, Mich., 7 p.m. MSW- Valparaiso, 6 p.m. WSW-Valparaiso, 6 p.m. WR-Kalamazoo, 7 p.nr. 3 WBB-Aquinas, 7 p.m. 4-5 WR-G.L.C.A.Tourney at DePauw Ind. 4 MSW-Ferris, 7 p.m. 5 MBB-at Kalamazoo,3 p.m. WBB-Kalamazoo,1 p.m. WSW-Adrian,1 p.m.

WBB-Albion, 7 p.m. WSW-at Grand Rapids JC, 7 p.m. 11-12 WR-at Wheaton, III. Tourney 12 MBB-Calvin, 3 p.m. WBB-at Calvin, 1 p.m. MSW-at Kalamazoo,1 p.m. WSW-at Kalamazoo, 1 p.m. 15 WBB-Alma, 8 p.m. 16 MBB-Alma, 8 p.m. 17 WBB-Spring Arbor, 8 p.m. WR-MIAA Tourney at Alma 19 MBB-at Olivet, 3 p.m. WBB-Olivet, 1 p.m. MSW-Albion,1 p.m. WSW- Albion, 1 p.m. 23 MBB- Adrian, 8 p.m. WBB-at Adrian, 7 p.m, 24-26 WBB-State Tourney at Aquinas MSW-MIAA Meet at Kalamazoo WSW-MIAA Meet at Kalamazoo

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faculty

opinion

Uncle Sam Discards His Lab Coat By Michael P. Doyle Numerous reports have describedcritical shortages of competenttechnically-trained individualsin this country and project the decreasing ability of the United States to compete in world technologicalmarkets. Yet in many quarters we are being told to cutback on expenditures for education and for basic research,which is often considered to be a frivolity. With reduced budgets, there is increased tendency to contractsupport for education and research,to divide these functions in academic institutions, and to follow the efficiency guidelinesof a business operation. When these procedures are applied to colleges, education — in its narrowest sense becomes the function of poorly-funded undergraduate institutions, whereas research — in an expandedsense — becomes the function of well-funded major universities. Although not so widely recognized today, undergraduate institutions continue to play a major role in the directionof undergraduate students towards careersin science. Documentation of the continuing productivityof this nation'sprivatecolleges has recently been described in "A Survey of Undergraduate Research Over the Past Decade" by ]. N. Spencer and C. H. Yoder (J. Chem. Educ., 1981, 58). Furthermore, the Second Edition of "Research in Chemistry at Private Undergraduate Colleges," a directory of work in progress by the facultyof 123 chemistry departments along with backgrounddata on each department, describesprograms that are vital both to progress in chemistry and to the production of students who will continue their educations in science. Approximately 400 students per year enter graduate school in chemistry from this group of colleges, and this number representsa significant fraction of the students enrolled in these graduate programs, predominantly directedtowards the Ph.D.

These institutions have produced a remarkable number of eminent practitioners of science, and their success in doing so is related to the capabilities and dedicationof their science faculty. Yet today, capable facultyare leaving these institutions for positionsin chemical industry or universities, significantly fewer students are introduced to the vitality of sciencethrough research,and the training of undergraduate students with modern instrumentation is increasinglyrare. We may not be able to add new facultywho have the same capabilities, dedication,and potentialof those who leave us. One

major reasons for the restriction young people into academic positions, particularlyinto private unof the

in the flow of bright

dergraduate institutions, is the relative absence of research funding. Undergraduate institutions have relied on National Science Foundation (NSF) programs such as URP (Undergraduate Research Participation) and ISEP (Instructional Scientific Equipment Program) to maintain reasonably cost-effective research and educational operations.Even though these programs were funded at low levels prior to 1982 and less than 50 undergraduate institutions received award of one of these programs at any one time, they offered hope to a significant number of institutions and facultythat there was a program in the federal

government that was

suitable to their

needs. With the deletion of funding for these programs in the NSF Education Dirertorate, many faculty feel that there is little hope for their future in academic science. The need

Michael Doyle is Kenneth G. Herrick Professor of ChemA graduate of the College of St. Thomas, he holds the Ph.D. from Iowa State University. Dr. Doyle joined Hope's istry.

remains; attentionto these needs

is

absent.

The problem is further compounded by the fact that as funding for research and educational programs is lost to these institutions, there is less research activity with students, and less willingnesson the part of academic administrationsto fund their increasingly costly scienceprograms at adequate maintenance levels.

There

is

one bright spot in the spectrum of

federal funding that affords hope to

predomi-

nantly undergraduate institutions. The NSF Two-Year and Four-Year College Research Instrumentation Program, which operates this year with a $2 million budget (down from $5 million allocated in the last Carter Administration budget, of which only $2.8 million was actuallyspent). This program offers the opportunity to undergraduate institutions to modernizetheir research instrumentation with equipment of which unit cost is not to exceed $35,000, and its operation has been remarkably effective. In my own case, our current research programs which are funded by both the NSF and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have been aided enormously by instrumentation purchased with grants from the NSF instrumentation programs. Indeed, our current productivityof approximately 10 publicationsper year in leading chemistry and biochemistry journals would not have been possiblewithout this infusion of research instrumentation funding. The current attentionthat is directedto NSF Fellowships for graduate work is, by comparison, difficult to understand. The program has impact on relatively few students, compared to the previously funded NSF-URP program, and reaches students at a stage in

their future goals. The NSF Fellowship program plays a minimal role in directingstudents to careersin science. The NSF-URP

program, in contrast, did affect career choices

among promising undergraduate students,as testimony that has been directedto Professor Douglas Neckers '60 of Bowling Green State University amply demonstrates. The Fellowship Program, however, has been maintained in the Education Directoratewhere it serves to subsidize research at a relatively small number of graduate institutions; the NSFURP program, which had subsidized research by undergraduates at a substantiallylarger number of institutions, has not been maintained. Privateindustry is not a viable funding source for four-year colleges. Their interests, and I have been told this quite bluntly by several, are in scientists who have received their Ph.D. degree and in engineers.. Colleges such as ours only produce the "feedstock" of these potentialemployeesand, in the opinion of many, undergraduate students are not capable of handling substantive research programs.

An elitism is growing that shows signs of dividing academic institutions into teaching and research operations.Funding, in the opinion of a growing number of scientists, is best limited to well-financedresearch universities which operate most efficiently, from the standpoint of personnel and facilities.With the loss of NSF Educational support and competition with research universities for limited funding, at which colleges are at a disadvantage, the number of students who enter graduate programs from collegesis certainto decrease. But before this becomes evident to

number

of collegefaculty who had been the motivating influence for these students will have already left the academic profession. Hope College'schemistry departmenthas been fortunate in these difficult times to have the support, both financial and personal, of the College and its resources.We have been able to compete successfullyfor grants from the National Science Foundation, even in competition with research universities, as well as from funding agencies to purchase nearly $400,000 in modern instrumentation during the past five years. However, funding that would allow us to continue to modernizeour facilitiesis increasinglydifficult to obtain, financial support for students who would take advantage of research programs in the summer is at a 10-year low, and financial resources that could attract and maintain the brightest and most dedicated of our young faculty are severely strained. Students who left us during the past two years with a B.S. degree in chemistry attracted salaries in excess of $20,000 from premier chemical industries, yet salaries offered to beginning assistant professorswho have their Ph.D. degrees are no more than $18,000. Hope College students attract offers from graduate schools that are often in excess of $9,000 and, after they receive their Ph.D., salary offers approaching $35,000 from chemical industriesare common. With such earning potentials, it is difficult to dismiss the argument that Hope College and its faculty subsidizethe education of her students. Unless alumni are willing to return a portion of this subsidy, the quality that has been developed in undergraduate education at Hope College is certain to be diminished.


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NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, OCTOBER 1982

DePree Center

New

Campus Showcase Campus traffic knows new directions this year with the opening De Free Art Center and Gallery. The new facility,a former furniture factory remodeled at a cost of SI. 8 million, enhances Hope's commitment to education in studio art, art history and art appreciation.The facilityis named in honor of Hugh De Free, former chairman of the Hope Board of Trustees. The De Free Center includesstudios for painting,drawing, printmaking, sculpture,ceramics, photographyand silkscreen/ lithography. Faculty studios adjoin teaching studios.A 95-seat of the

auditorium for slide-viewingplus an attractive library for the department's collection of 20,000 catalogued art slides are other features.

The De Free Center Gallery opened Oct. 3 with the exhibit "Dutch Art & Modern Life: 1882-1982."The exhibit continues through Nov. 13 (see review, page 8). The Center's lobby and main hall provide less formal exhibiting space. An outdoor sculpture garden is part of the main entrance. Classrooms in De Free are used by the art department and other departments. As a result, a wide range of students enter the facility each day, gaining informal exposure to the visual arts. The opening of the building marks the first time Hope's department of art has been integratedin a single facility.Since 1969 some studios and offices had been in the Rusk Building,located several blocks from the main campus, and others had been in the Phelps Hall basement. The first courses in art were introduced to the College curriculum in 1945. In 1963 an art major was made available. Accrediation by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design was received in 1975. Hope was the first liberal arts college in Michigan to be accreditedby this agency.

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Tost-Attic' Art Flourishing by Rein Vanderhill and Margo Naber Vanderhill As we walked through the new»DePree Art Center and Gallery, our own undergraduate days as art students at Hope seemed very long ago and very far away. The art department we had known was hidden away in the attic of the old Science Building (now Lubbers Hall) and we used to hang all our art shows in between the stacks in Van Zoeren Library. In those days, large shows had to be hung on two levels of the library:the mezzanine and the basement.Any mediocre works were "grounded" in the basement, on the wall that separated literature from religion and philosophy. As student curators,our security precautions consisted of adding another nail and wire to the back of an important painting,so that it would catch if anyone tried lifting the work off the wall. Our environmentalcontrols took the form of our reassurances that the light was mostly filtered and the weather was unlikely to be humid during the winter. Now, the De Free Center Gallery has humidity, light and heat controls, alarm systems and, yes, even monitors for the shows. Needless to say, Hope's new facilitiesare a remarkable contrast to those in which we used to make and study art. With the opening of the De Free Center, Hope's commitment to the visual arts has gained considerable credibility. The De Free Center Gallery, though one continuous space, has two contrastingenvironments. A large part of the room is a full two stories in height, allowing for the hanging of very large paintings or the placing of monumental sculpture.This open and spacious area is complemented by a smaller area for intimate works, such as detailedprints or photographs. Visitorswho step into the art

Rein Vanderhill,a 1967 Hope graduate, is a faculty member in the departmentof art at NorthwesternCollege, Orange City, Iowa. He is on sabbaticalthis year, learning about industrial graphic communication in Grand Rapids, Mich. He holds an M.F.A. degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Margo Naber Vanderhill is a 1968 Hope

center are given a tantalizingglimpse into the gallery through entrance windows; at the same time, because they are well above eyelevel, they don't distract show-viewers. The exhibit, "Dutch Art & Modern Life: 1882-1982,"which inaugurates the gallery, is almost overwhelming in its contrastsand variety. There is art which can encompass anyone's personal preference,yet all is of the highest quality.The preciselydetailedand incongruent complexity of Escher's prints finds contrast in the Vi-inch-thickoil paint which has been freely spread to create Karel Appel's "Head and Fish." Rich, 19th century landscapes with invitingrealism provide a change of pace from the hard, clean severity of a mixed media work of photographyand drawing done in 1981 by Jan Dibbets. The show is tightly organized. Each piece has numerous links with other works in the show, and placement often emphasizes these. For example, the stark, bright red-andyellow-squared "Wall Works," done by Piet Mondrian on the wall of his apartmentin 1943-1944 (and exhibited for the first time at Hope — a real coup), representsa culmination in his developmentfrom visual realism to abstractreality, and- is flanked with other Mondrian pieces to create a series which shows that progression. Mondrian'sinfluence on other artists becomes easily apparent to gallery visitors as they view a nearby work by Bar van der Leek ("Sunflowers," 1925), another by Theo van Doesburg ("Composition," 1918) and a more recent work by Jan J. Schoonhoven ("Large Square Relief,"1964). In addition to these visible connections, historical and thematic links abound. The show's catalog, authored by John Wilson, Hope's art historianwho assembled the show, mentions Mondrian'sinfluence upon Charley Toorop (a woman despite her name) who is represented with two works, "Five Zeeland Farmers" and "Two Gasoline Cans with Newspaper." She was also exposed to modernistic tendencies through her father, Jan Toorop, whose pointillisticrendition of a cabbage farmer is the most publicizedpiece in the show. Upon study, the interconnections within "Dutch Art and Modern Life" become as complex as the plot in an opera. This too » instructivefor the viewer: while artists create personal statements, they are also part of a

ma: he had to select the art for the show long before the gallery dimensions had been decided

!

"Dutch Art and Modern Life" is not just another bunch of pretty piaures or even another bunch of famous pictures. It delights the eye, to be sure; it amazes the ear with its pedigree of famous artists. At bottom, though, the show is a hard-working, educational exhibit. The perspectiveof the art historian and educator pervades. The choice of works was clearly made for didactic purposes. The educative impulse rests lightly over this show, yet it is always there, waiting to be exploited.Casual observers will find interesting similarities and differencesin the art. Art students will discover a review of severalart history courses. The catalogcould serve as a textbook, as indeed it may since Wilson is teaching a course related to the exhibit this semester. A series of lectures and daily gallery talks further embellish this magnificant

The exhibition "Dutch Art & Modern Life: 1882-1982" continues through November 13. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday thru Saturday and 1 to 10 p.m. on Sunday. An exhibitioncatalog may be obtained from the Hope College Art Department,De Free Center, Holland Ml 49423. Cost is S6 which includes postage and handling. does not present Dutch art in isolation any more than it presents individualartists in isolation. A glance at the walls show that many foreign movements influenced Dutch artists — art nouveau, cubism, German expressionism and Impressionism, to name a few. In turn, de Stijl (the style) movement, considered quintessentiallyDutch, drew participation from French, German and even Italian artists; the Cobra group, to which Karel Appel belonged, was internationalin

membership. One criticism of the Hope show: it is closely hung. Many of the works warrant more space — and would have receivedit in an art museum or larger facility,where shows of

show. As part of the Dutch-American Bicentennial anniversary, the show well serves the cause of cultural exchange. The choice of pieces is meant to break sterotypesand create new awareness of Dutch art and modern life for viewers on all levels. The show does not boost local ethnic pride mindlessly. The appearance of so many familiarDutch names on the roster of the show set us thinking about the future of art at Hope College,just as a tour of the facility had conjured up memories of the past. The Dutch, Wilson tells us, seemed so aware of their art, their culture and their heritage without being constrained by it. As we heard Hope art students passing in the halls on the way to class, we imagined severalgenerations of artists coming and going in De Free. Their names too might someday gather in exhibits, and their works reflect something of their heritage and experience,possibly in the recognizable manner of Charley Toorop's portrait of five Zeeland farmers. Perhaps future years will see five Zeeland farmers of another locale. Perhaps four Overisel farmers. Several Drenthe truckers,two Bentheim housewives or three Grand Rapids advertisingexecutives. This show in the De Free Art Center Gallery is a spectacularbeginning for a new fine


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NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, OCTOBER 1982

Young Dutchmen Defend MIAA Cage Crown by Dick Hoekstra '84

Todd Schuiling.They were both eleaed to the all-MIAA second team last year. Heerdt, a 6-8 center from Elmhurst, 111., returns with two years of varsityexperience and a 12.3 points per game average, highest among the veterans. Schuiling,a 6-3 guard from Grand Rapids, Mich., led the team in assists in 1981-82 with 120. Other returning lettermen include 6-5 forward Chip Henry of Kentwood, Mich., who saw extensive action last year as a freshman, 6-2 junior forward Mike Stone of Allegan, Mich., 6-5 junior forward Duane Carpenter of

East Jordan, Mich, and 5-10 junior guard Jack

Jeff Heerdt and

Despite the fact that Hope lost five members of last year's MIAA championshipteam to graduation. Coach Glenn Van Wieren is confident about the 1982-83 Flying Dutchmen which includes six returning lettermen and some potentiallyoutstanding newcomers. Under Van Wieren, the Flying Dutchmenhave posted a 49-20 record over the last three years, including back-to-back MIAA championships. The squad will be led by junior co-captains

Schermerhornof Portage, Mich. The team's strengths this year, according to Van Wieren, will be its size and leadership. Junior center John Scholte,a 6-7 transfer from Kalamazoo Valley Community College, and 6-7 sophomore Dan Gustad of Manistee, Mich, join Heerdt to provide Hope with more size than they've had in recent years. Leadership and experience at the vital positions of point guard, power forward, and center will provide "the impetus for us to be a good basketballteam," says Van Wieren.

Van Wieren

feels that the key to success

for this year's team will be

how quickly the newcomers mature as players. He stresses the importance of their adjustment to Hope's defensivestyle, and their acquisitionof the positive confidence which propelled last year's Dutchmen to the NCAA regionals. Hope's schedule this year includes 10 games at the Holland Civic Center featuring the Dutchman Classic holiday tournament with-Calvin, Dordt and Central College of Iowa on Dec. 29.

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GEORGE ARWADY CAME TO TOWN WITH COMPLETE CONTROL OF THE CITY’S ONLY NEWSPAPER AND AN ORDER

FROM HEADQUARTERS TO TURN THAT TOWN AROUND.” ‘

— Grand Rapids Magazine

From by Deb Hall

My

first impression of

George Arwady

editor and publisher of the

'69

Muskegon Chroni-

cle, came from that teaser in Grand Rapids magazine.1 'preparedmyself for Batman saving Gotham City from the evil clutches of unemployment and its related ills. That's not who answered the phone when I called to make an appointment. George Arwady is a soft-spoken man, very matter-offact, who makes a point of reserving Satur-

days so he could spend time with his family. But between the two of us, Saturday was the only time to schedule an interview. We settled on the next best alternative:I would spend a Saturday with ^he family. When I arrived at 227 Pennsylvania Avenue, Lynn Koop '69 Arwady explained that

George was

at his office

working on a Sunday was soon to

editorial, against a deadline. 1

learn that the Arwady clan thrived on deadines of some sort or another. I took advantage of the time waiting for George to learn a little about Lynn. One of the conditions of the interview was that Lynn be a part of it. Accordingto George, Lynn had sacrificed a lot for him to be able to take the job as editor and publisher of the Chronicle. We got comfortable in lounge chairs, watching the kids, Allison,6, Meredith, 4, and Rand, 2, swim in the pool. "A lot is on hold," confirmedLynn. "These are busy times with the kids and the time goes by fast." Lynn was working on a doctorate in education — which is now on hold, indefinitely, she says. She was teaching full time before the kids arrived.

was under the impression that timing was Arwadys' favor. "It's been neat for us," says Lynn of her years at home. "It was a conscious decision.When i was teaching,I I

in the

was the best teacher 1 could be, really put myself into it. We wanted the kids so much, I feel these years I'm investing in them are very rewarding. In this day and age you do have a choice whether or not to have kids. I feel fortunate we've been able to make the choice." After the Arwadys made the decision to have the kids, the offer from Booth Newspapers came through for George, and, because Lynn was already staying home, it was easy for

George

to accept.

That doesn't mean that George is missingin-actionas father at the Arwady house. "He likes time alone with the kids," said

Deb Hall

a 1980 Hope College graduate

last

word on community

topics.

the anchor to the Chronicle Lynn. "They'reused to me. He especially enjoys the girls at bedtime. They're fun to talk to and I kind of bow out then." About then, Rand yelled out. George came into the backyard through the garage door and swooped the little guy out of the pool and wrapped him in a terry robe. Soon after, we were settled at a poolside table with a box of graham crackers for Rand. "Over the phone you didn't sound excited about another article along the lines of the 'Muskegon'sMessiah.' How did you feel when that came out?" I asked. "It was no real big thing," said George with a brush of his hand. After a look at Lynn he admitted it was a little embarrassing. "But journalistically it was really a pretty good article. The title and the cover description — well, one person can't save a city. And the notion of a messiah, while the justification may be it's a direct quote from someone in the story, is theologicallyand realistically repugnant." "His mother loved it," threw in Lynn. "My mother thought it was swell," said George. Jesting, Lynn added, "She took it to the hairdresser,she took it everywhere." "I did it primarily because I wanted Muskegon to get some good publicityin the Grand Rapids market where I think people have an inaccurateand unfair stereotype of Muskegon. It's really a very nice place." George let out a gasp as he looked at his watch. And the interview was postponedfor the time being so that Lynn .and George could transferwet kids into matching sailor outfits

and be at the Northside Summer Spectacular within 20 minutes. George was deliveringthe keynote speech. Lynn and the girls disappeared into the house while George filled me in on what was about to happen. "I have to give a little talk. In the year and a half I've been in Muskegon, I've given probably 130 talks." "Have you written this one yet?" I asked. "I haven't even thought about it yet." "Ah, you're going to wing it." "Oh yeah. I was telling Lynn this week the most relaxing thing I would do all week was give this speech at noon. This is just a five minute talk today. Today is pretty typical. I have to go back to work and finish a column, the one that I theoretically get done on Thursdays. I haven't got it done by Thursday in the last year," he confessed. "It's just fairly typical day. We'll do some good things," he assured me. "You're going to take the kids with you when you give this talk?" "Oh yeah, you're coming, too. It's just a fair. " By this time, Lynn and the girls were back with clothes and the family concentrated.on dressing kids and squeezing out wet braids. Rand sat on George's lap while George put Meredith's dress on Allison. The problem was corrected when Lynn saw that Allison couldn't put her arms down. The dresses were switched and it was Rand's turn. "Okay Rand," said George, "The idea is to keep the outfit clean."

"Uh oh,"- responded Rarid with a knowing look in his eyes. As a precaution,he handed me a half-eaten,mushy graham cracker. George continued to arrange diapers, and match buttons to holes while Rand grapsed the pole to the umbrella shading the table on which he was standing and by which we were sitting.

In no time, we all piled into the car and arrived at a large park where we were directed to the VIP parking section. George pointed out that we were only 10 minutes late. He knew what he was talking about when he said his speech would be short. After assorted committee chairman and local politicians had their say, George stepped up to the mike. He was brief, but specific. Occassionally, he emphasizedhis statements by pointing with a hat he held in his left hand. The Northside Summer Spectacularwas the first of what might become an annual event in Muskegon, ^nd George's words stressed the importance of community spirit and cooperation for the future health of the city and its

economy.

Actions speak louder than words, and there's no shortage of action on George's part. Of his many artivities,one seems to stand out: his membership in New Muskegon, a task force which concentrates its energies on the revival of the town — the town as a place to vacation,see plays and art exhibits, hear concerts,host conventions, work and raise kids. The Northside Summer Spectacularwas a product of New Muskegon. George is also a member of the Community Stratgy group and the Muskegon County . Community Foundation, two philanthropic organizations.Add to that George's "unofficial ad hoc" projects: organizing a high-techriblogy seminar for area busiaessmen, professors,and government officialsand trying to secure the cross-lakeferry service for

Muskegon. The life of the Chronicle is dependent on the life of Muskegon. Booth Newspapers hired George to be involved. But he was a busy man before Booth heard of George Arwady. In fact, when George was editor of the Hope College Anchor, Lynn joined the staff so they'd be able to see each other. The truth is, George Arwady has given new dimensions to the word "overachiever." "I'm definitely a type A person," he said. "You know, the people who keel over from heart attacks. Type A's are goal-orientedand over-scheduled and live with stress and that's just the way they are."His family is showing traces of George's


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NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, OCTOBER 1982

New BusAd

Facilities

Honor Charles Sligh

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS AND ECON: Pictured at Hope's new headquarters for the departmentof economicsand business administration are Prof. Barrie Richardson, department chairman; Charles R. Sligh, jr., co-founder of the Sligh Furniture Factory which made the facility available to Hope; and President Cordon /. Van Wylen.

The new facilitiesof the economics and business administration department at Hope College have been named in honor of Charles R. Sligh, Jr., co-founder of the Sligh Furniture Co. The College'seconomicsand business administration rece'ntly moved into the former executive office center of the Sligh Furniture Co. on 11th Street west of Columbia Ave. The building,remodeled at a cost of approximately S160,000, was part of a gift to Hope College by the Sligh Furniture Co. The college was also given the Sligh manufacturing facility near the Hope campus. It has been extensively renovated to become the College's new De Free Art Center and Gallery. "The Board of Trustees, faculty, staff and student body of Hope acknowledgewith affection and appreciationthe personal accomplishments of Mr. Sligh and his part in furthering Hopeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commitment to excellence,"said Hope College President Gordon J. Van Wylen. "Throughout his career, Mr. Sligh has been a spirited defender of the free enterprise system and active in the strengthening of America's produaive capacity. " Under Sligh's directionas presidentand later as chairmanof the board and chief executive officer, Sligh Furniture Co., founded in 1933, is a recognized leading manufac-

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beyond." During the 18th century, aesthetic development had a key role in American liberal arts education, Cummings noted. He cited Thomas Jefferson,statesman, architect and art patron, as a laudable example of the liberally educated person. Cummings said that the ability to see from an aestheticallyinformedperspectiveis a person's "highest faculty" and its application "suffuses daily life." Yet, the developmentof this facultyis not accorded high priorityin most of today's higher education curricula. "Today the emphasisis on technology and the trades, on education that has immediate applicationto process." Liberalarts collegesand universities can help students develop aestheticsensibilities by providing exposure to the materials and problems of practicingartists, said Cummings. Exclusive attention to art history is insufficient.

Cummings was

presented an honorary DocLaws degree following his address. Virtor W. Eimicke, chairman of the Board

tor of

of Trustees, paid tributeto his predecessor,

Hugh De

Free, noting that Hope was recognizing De Free not only for his serviceand accomplishmentsbut also for his personal charaaer and lifestyle. "Your courage, integrity, compassion, selfdiscipline, your ability to speak the truth with love, your faith and your commitment to -Christ â&#x20AC;&#x201D; all of these were abundantlyevident in your associationsat Hope College," Eimicke stated. De Free was credited for instilling "a vision for excellenceand new levels of achievement ..and national recognition" at Hope during his years as chairman of the Board, 1966-1978. Creativitywas cited by Eimicke as the

Homecoming

linked to the facilitiesin which they live and work." As the new arts center takes its place as part of the total campus, the art department facultyshould assume responsibility for "inspiringat Hope College the attitude of creativity"and for strivingfor quality in all endeavors, De Free said. "You now have the tools you so long needed. Use them well. Be responsiblefor Hope as a place of creativity, a place of quality and a place of excellence." At ribbon-cuttingceremonies which immediatelyfollowed the convocation, James T. Van Hekken of A1A Design Plus, P.C. architectural firm of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Hugh Wiggers of R & G Construction Company of Grandville, Mich., transferredthe ceremonial keys of the building to Hope President Gordon J. Van Wylen. Art Department Chairman Delbert Michel claimed the keys by victoriouslydisplaying them high in the air for the entire crowd to is

directorof the Detroit Institute of Arts and a leading spokesman for the arts in Michigan, delivered an address entitled"The Visual Arts in a Liberal Arts College." Cummings stated that aestheticconsiderations are criticalto societies and individuals, but are rarely promoted by American leaders and teachers.The result, said the speaker, is a sense of individualisolation. "Art provides a spiritual bond that overcomes this isolation and allows us to see our relationshipsto mankind and the universe

ALL DECKED OUT: Students, faculty and alumni all enjoyed Beaux Arts costumed ball. of De Free, who as president and chief executive officer of Herman Miller, Inc. during 1962-1980 caused the company to gain reputation not only as a manufacturerof quality furniture but also as a company which nurtured creativity and gave human concerns preeminence. "It is particularlyfitting that this building which bears your name is one devoted to th visual arts, to creativity, to excellencein design, to meeting human needs and enriching life," Eimicke noted. A long and hearty round of applause greeted De Free as he stepped to the podium to offer his response. His remarks took the form of a thought-provoking challenge in which he urged the Hope community to always link the image projectedof the College to the reality of its daily life. He applauded the current appearance of campus, saying that what visitors and students see of Hope confirms what faculty and staff say about the institution. "Have you ever before seen the campus more beautiful,better organized, more practical, so obviously planned with such care?" he asked. "I believethere is certainevidence that the performanceof people and the quality of the

see.

"The art departmentis finally consolidated under one roof â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and a beautifulroof it is!" Michel declared with obvious delight. He further noted that the new facility brings the art departmentin close proximity to the hub of campus, that its studios are "second to none for the number of students we serve," and that Hope now has the resource of a "beautiful" gallery for exhibiting shows of quality and educational value. "We are novy 'where the action is,' and we hope to be able to contribute to that action and be a force in campus life," Michel stated. A luncheon honoringHugh De Free and his wife, the former Ruth Van Popering '40, followed in Phelps Hall. De Free's immediate family was well represented by his father, D. J. De Free, his three sons, Gregory '66, Douglass and David '78, grandchildren and several siblings. Max De Free '48, Hugh's successoras president and chief executive officer at Herman Miller, used the words "affinity"and "enabling" in reference to his brother'sspecial qualities.

He

listed

turer of fine home furnishings. A leader in his profession,Sligh was twice named "Furniture Man of the Year" by the Board of Governorsof the American Furniture Mart. He was elected president of the National Association of Furniture Manufacturers in 1949, and in 1953 served as president of the National Association of Manufacturers. During the years 1957-62 Sligh served in New York as executive vice presidentand chief administrativeofficer of the National Association of Manufacturers. Sligh is active in the company with his three sons, Robert L. Sligh, Charles R. Sligh III, and Richard C. Sligh. Economicsand business administration has been the fastest growing academic department on the Hope campus. Approximatelyone of four incomingstudents enroll with the intention of majoring in business,according to Dr. Barrie Richardson, department chairman. About one-third of the department's majors go on to graduate or professionalschools. "No one on Hope's campus, includingthe administration,has facilitieswhich are superior to ours," said Richardson. "Our facultyis proud of their students'achievements and has a sense of pride in being a part of a dynamic and effective department."

Hugh's affinities for

Christian education, the creative* process,students and quality, and said these affinities were frequently linked to his role as an enabler of others, helping them express their creativepotentialsand diverse talents.

the search for good goods in this life. So as

we celebratethe dedicationof this unusual facilitytoday, it seems to me that the activities that will take place in the coming years in this building could well be measured against these two very special charaaeristics of

my

brother."

Hope senior Jennifer Forton

of

Mt. Clem-

ens, Mich., expressed appreciationon behalf of the student body. She noted that the new facility has provided pleasant,well-appointed areas for art study and has also fostered camaraderie among art students and faculty. Because of its location, Forton further noted, the Center has become part of -the campus' cultural core.

Stuart Padnos of Holland, Mich., speaking on behalf of the community for his wife Barbara, who is president of the Holland Area Arts Council, noted that the local arts community has enjoyed a "give and take" relationship with Hope for many years and predirtedthat the De Free Center and Gallery would cause these ties to be strengthened. Appropriately, Hugh De Free was given opportunity for the last words of the festive day. He listed severalpeople who had influenced his life and, in his opinion, shaped the Hope College of today: Presidentand Professor Edward Dimnent, who gave young De Free the news that his plans for becoming a doctor were unlinked to his performance in chemistry class but who neverthelesslives on in fond memory for his annual reading of the Christmas story; Professor Metta Ross who inspireda lasting love of literature; Trustee colleague Ekdal Buys who taught that people must be asked if they are to give; and Gordon Van Wylen, "a man with a great capacity for

growth." He concluded with notes of appreciation that the building to bear his name was both an arts center and an old building. "If in the order of events, there was to be a building that would be named for me, then I'm really pleased that it's an old building. There's a kind of spirit leftover in that building. There were men and women working there for years. There was a kind of craftsmanship going that I think must remain in some way. I doubt if there was ever an architect for that building. But isn't it marvelous that it was built with such quality and


class

r MEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, OCTOBER 1982

CLASS OF 1972 — First Row L to R — Gene Haulenbeek,Susan Haulenbeek, Richard Turner, Elizabeth Newton, Kay Oae Ikawa, Michael Stampfler, Susan Wallace Paauwe, Kathy Jo Smith Gustafson, Jim Gustafson, Bob Tanis, Jan Atwood, Andy Atwood, Becky Shadwell Hudak, Art Hudak Second Row L to R — Richard Nordstrom,Kathy Harms Nordstrom,Mark Roberts, Linda HutchingsRoberts, Linda Kay ElferinkKramer, Dirk Kramer, Richard DeFouw, Debbie Karle DeFouw, Floyd Essink, Sheila Carey, John Toren, Sue Toren Third Row L to R — Richard Reynen, Tom Davelaar, Kathy Dav.elaar,Barbara Paul, Nancy Johnson Cooper, Jean Luyendyk, Bob Juyendyk,Douglas Iverson, Mary Jo Iverson, Lynn Klaasen Hillegonds, Ellen Jean Morgan, Nancy Burke Berry Fourth Row L to R — Linda Draft Henderson,Dorinda Kelsey VanKempen, Gary VanKempen, Wanda McAndrews, Bob McAndrews, David Breen, Marvin Younger, Dan Saul, Timothy Hillegonds, Daryl Bruischat,Sandy Goossen Bruischat Fifth Row L to R — Roland Camp, Kathryn Page Camp, Kathy Noger Mulder, Joyce Drolen, Suzanne Rutledge Viel, David DeVree, Marianne Schaefer DeVree, Laurel Dekker Van-

CLASS OF

1977 — First Row L to R — Lydia FluttarBrown, Mark Brown, Valorie Weerstra, Doug Hoogerhyde,Bob Post, John Sloan, Jean Kirchner, Lee Bechtel,Pat Hahn Durham. Brenda Heath VanderMeulen,Sue Baker Headworth, Danise Nunez Foye, Marie Sherburne Second Row L to R — Gary Kirchner, Paul De,Weesc, Todd Knecht, Sue VanDis Campbell, Penny Antonak TerHaar,Betsy Boersma,.SueDirkse Carlson, Mary Kolean Koeppe, Mark Itzen, Mi mi Baar, Geoffrey Stagg, Debbie Williams Wear, Kristie Boelens, Sally Marema Hoekstra, Becky Badman. Susan VanDellen, Mary Elhart Kraai, Rhonda Driesenga Slant. Nancy PetroeljeVandeBunte,Judy Cook, Rob McBride, Beth Elliot McBride, Diane Lowe Potter, Diana Ulrich, Kathy Knapman, Cathy Beahih Loret', Marsha Knaup, Jeff Waterstone,

reunions

Haitsma,Rick VanHaitsma, Laurie Pohl, Rick Pohl, Ted Bassman, Nancy Wallendal Bassman, Richard VanDoren, Craig Schroetenboer, Sherry Schrotepboer Sixth Row L to R — Herb Keeler, Bonnie Keeler, Mary Schmidt Deenik, Ron Deenik, Judy Deenik Gouwens, Thom Gouwens, Jerry Keizer, Maryls Keizer, Phil VanLente, Kevin Holleman, Lynne Holleman, Kay Scott, Bob Scott Seventh Row L to R — Don DeBruyn, Brenda Boote DeBruyn, Dawn Vollink, Janet Hageman Bundy, Kay Hubbard, Daniel Fisher, Doug Dykstra, Mary Mouw, Thomas Stoner, Gale Aldrich Stoner, Kathy Nykyforchyn Dykhuis, Ken Dykhuis Eighth Row L to R — Janet DeYoung, Roger DeYoung, Gene Richter,Paula Nichols-Richter, Deborah Northrop Mepham, Douglas Mepham, Jan DeWitt Formsma, Julie Marie Sweers, Nancy Sterk, ShellieMidavaine Cook, Jane Moored, Bobbie Marsh Vruggink, Gary Vruggink Ninth Row L to R — Barb DeNagel Kneer, Diane Fugitt Pugh, Deborah Vaughn, Karen Hansen Nelson, Gary Hayden, George Bennett, Mary Bennett, Marty Snoap, Beverly Snoap, Tim Ouellette,Jan Moore Ouellette

LineweaverSchroeder, Peter Morse, Bobbi Hoover, Cornelis VanKempen, Leigh Boelkins VanKempen, Steven Bakker, Brenda Lambrix Bakker. Phillip Sneller, Rick VanDerMeulen, Gerry Mears, Craig VanZanten.Al Besselsen,Dave Benson, Dick Wood, Peter Brink. David Bartels,Valerie Winslow Bartels. Rob Pocock, Lynn Raffety Kennedy, Mary Vandenberg Cupery. Mary Pyle Bombara, Eric Niewachner Fourth Row L to R — Ed Schmidt. Sue Klein, Peg Patterson,Rich Rathbun Fifth Row L to R — Barbara Avery, Marc Anderson,Kurt Avery. Dave Tenter,Dwayne Boyce, Mary Hospers, Mary Boole, Dan Boote, Sarah Koeppe. John Kleinert, Don Elferink, Lynn Thomas, Donna ElferinkOster, Dennis TeBeest, Suzanne Champagne TeBeest, Mark Bom^ --

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NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, OCTOBER 1982

Will 6,000 Say 'Yes' to

Hope?

"Six hundred thousand dollars from six thousand alumni!" That's the shout of the several hundred Hope alumni who have launched the 1982-83 Annual Alumni Fund campaign through their letters as Class Reps, phone calls as Phonathon volunteers and personal appeals. "This year's dollar and donor goals are a record,but at the same time the incentivefor giving has never been greater,"noted Marjorie Lucking French '48, national Alumni Association president and campaign chairman. The Joyce Foundation of Chicago, 111. has awarded Hope a challenge grant as an incentive to alumni. The challenge is clear: • The reunion classes of 1933, 1938, 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1-963 and 1968 must raise $50,000 in new money; • All other alumni must raise $100,000 in new money; • There must be 650 new alumni donors to the annual fund. Last year the alumni fund surpassed its goal for the seventh consecutiveyear with record participation and contributions.The campaign, under the leadership of John Versteeg '65, totaled$506,513 from 4,313 alumni. Growth of the alumni fund has been significant since 1975-76. Contributions during that span have increased 255% (from $198,362 to $506,513) and the number of donors has grown from 3,889 to 5,313. A recent analysis of nationwide giving to independent coeducationalcolleges showed that in 1980-81 Hope ranked eighth out of 440 institutions in total support. No Michigan college ranked higher. All alumni fund donors will receivea copy of the new 1982 Alumni Directory. The directorywill not be available any other way.

1942 Gerald Bax Grand Rapids, MI

1959 William and Nancy Huizenga Noorlag

1943

Rockford, IL

1967 J. Stephen Larkin Washington, D.C.

1975 Deborah Maxwell Cornell Plymouth, MI 1976 Nancy PickellHendricks Royal Oak, MI

Eenenaam Zeeland,MI

Lorraine Hellenga Toji Sewell, NJ

1944 Vivian Tardiff Cook Holland, MI

1961 Arlene Cizek School Munster, IN

1969 Donald and Peggy McNamara Luidens

1945

1962

Holland,

Richard and Barbara Tazelaar

Betty Whitaker Jackson

1970

Somerville,

Randolph,NJ

Demmen De Young Kalamazoo, MI

1979

Van

Florence Bouwens

1960

Hine Jenison,

MI

1963

1946 Harriet Stegeman

Van

Holland,

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Wendy Martin

MA

Steve and Celaine Prediger

Jenni Liggett

Ridgewood, NJ

Clarke and Nancy Raynor

Kalamazoo,MI

1965

Borgeson Ann Arbor, MI

Masselink

Graham and

1949 Walter and Elizabeth Boelkins

1978

1972

Karla Otting

Duryee Holland,

Boerman

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1981 William Godin Kalamazoo, MI 1982 Kay Neevel Brown New Brunswick,NJ

1974 Yvonne DeMaar Holtz Macatawa, MI

MI

Bouma

1980

1973 Timothy Brown South Holland, MI

1966

MI

MI

Peter Paulsen

Bruce and Carla Reidsma

1948 Lambert Ponstein

Holland,

Toronto,Canada

1947 Grand Rapids, MI

1977 David Teater

Craig Neckers Grand Rapids, MI

1964

Louise Ter Beck Claver

MI

1971

B. J. Berghorst Holland, MI

Donkelaar N. Muskegon, MI

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1968 David and Mary Jane Muller Duitsman Grand Haven, MI

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Rockford,MI

1982-83 Class Representatives Prep RichardDeWitt Holland,

1934 Julia Walvoord Van Holland, MI

Kemme Zeeland,MI

Holland,

1929 Dirk Mouw Grand Rapids, MI 1930

Abraham Rynbrandt Holland, Ml

Herman Kruizenga Muskegon, MI

1923 Bert Brower

MI

1924 Isla Pruim Van Eenenaam

MI

1925

MI

Geraldine Walvoord Holland, MI

1922

Grand Haven,

MI

1952 Ruth Koeppe De Young

Craig Van Zanten ’59 — DETROIT — Steve Harms ’70 ROCHESTER/BC1FFALO— Bill Cook ’66 SAN FRANCISCO — Jim Serum ’65 Nov. 9 — ANN ARBOR — Gordon ’76 and Sally ’76 Alderink ALBANY/SCHENECTADY—Don ’70 and Chris ’69 Kazen LOS ANGELES — Chris Lehman ’73 Nov. 10— NEW JERSEY— Bmce Hoffman ’61 Nov. — TEXAS — Gwynne Vanderwall 70 PHILADELPHIA — Phyllis Booe ’50 Nov. 15 and 16 — GRAND RAPIDS — Marty Snoap 72, Joan DePree ’69, Rick 73 and Deb 75 VanderLind, Deb Dykstra 71 Nov. 18 — LANSING — Nancy Greenwold ’64 Nov. 22, 23, 29 and 80 — HOLLAND/ZEELAND — Terry Hofmeyer ’62, Neil ’66 and Karen ’66 DeBoer, Jim Crank ’69, Elizabeth Boersma

MUSKEGON — John Schrier ’55 GRAND HAVEN — Rich ’67 and Sue ’69 Kuiper 1

Waupun, WI 1953 Lois Op't Holt

1937

Holland,

Charles Steketee Holland, MI

1954 Ruth Bloodgood Hascup Glen Head, NY

1939

Andrew Nyboer Rockford, IL

Holland,

Nov. —

Mansen Hudsonville, MI

1938 Kathryn Boon Whiting Spring Lake, MI-

1940 Gladys Dornbos Bauman Grand Rapids, MI

1955 Joan Pyle Vander Kolk Hamilton, MI

1957

Fred Bertsch, Jr. Holland, MI

1958 Edwin Fuder Holland,

Nov.

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Nov.

8

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1956 Milton Lubbers Salt Lake City, UT Carl DeVree Grandville, MI

$100,000

Workman

MI

1941

MI

Calling

Hugh Campbell Portage, MI

Albert

Eunice Hyma Bos Holland, MI

1932 Lawrence De Cook Grand Rapids, MI

Hope College

1951

1936

1931

1933 I. H. Marsilje

Jacob Blaauw Holland, MI

Holland,

1928

1921 Harold Veldman Grand Rapids, MI

Wyk

1935 Ruth Dekker

1927 Vernon Ten Cate

1920 George Vanderborgh Lakeland, FL

Holland,

1926 Gerrit and Mildred Ramaker

MI

1917, 1918, 1919 Bernard Mulder Douglas, MI

1950 AntoinetteSikkel Lombard, IL

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MI

CHALLENGE

The eight reunion classes are challenging you and the rest of the alumni to increase giving to the Alumni Fund by $100,000 over last year. This means the goal for the 1982—83 Alumni Fund is $600,000.

The Joyce Foundation of Chicago has awarded Hope College a challenge grant of $50,000 to match all new and increased contributionsfrom the eight reunion classes to the Annual Alumni Fund. The reunion classes are challenging all alumni to match their $100,000.

What must be done

Alumni participation.Forty percent

of

Hope’s alumni — twice

the national average — contributed over half a million dollars to

to receive the grant?

• Reunion classes must raise $50,000 in •

Alumni must raise $ 00,000 1

• 650

new donors must give last

year

in

new money.

new money.

to the

Annual Alumni Fund.

was $95.33. (Included

in this figure

are gifts generated by contributions of Hope’s alumni for

did

Hope

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Hope in 1981-82. The Joyce Foundation is interested in Hope because the alumni have proven their concern and support.

The average gift

Why

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corporations.

receive The Joyce Foundation grant?

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Bonus

supports “those very few

When you make your

and colleges having the highest academic quality.” (The Joyce Foundation Annual Report, 1981) universities

Meet the challenge! Get your

free

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H-people

NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, OCTOBER 1982

Sea-Salts Preserve Salad Days on Atlantic dence," Muilenbergreports."I knew how to use my sextant,we had a sturdy boat tested in some nasty Mediterranean seas, and we had a good crew." (Two friends. Hank and Elizabeth Lacy, joined the boat in Gibraltar.) Ironically, the only real disaster of the voyage occurred on land, in the Canary Islands. A careless driver ran into Virginia at the curb. Her leg was severely fracturedand two months' of hospitilization was necessary. Virginia insisted that the voyage continue without her in order to take advantage of the right winds and the availability of crew. Since the Lacys had returned to the U.S., Captain Muilenbergrecruiteda new crew two young Englishmenand an Israeli. CHARISMA left the Canaries on Nov. 7, 1981. For the next 38 days, land was only a memory or anticipation. "As I had hoped and expected, we had no major problem in sailing almost 3,000 miles. navigation. They spent two months in Plymouth learn- Sure, we had big seas, strong winds and whales, but we also had good food, good ing to sail before setting off in their 31-foot music, good companionshipand, above all, a ketch CHARISMA in July, 1979. good boat, well able to handle all that the An early challenge was rounding Cape Atlanticat that latitude offered us. ... At 3 Creus (at the point of the Pyrenees Mouna.m. on Dec. 15 we dropped our hook in tains between France and Spain). "We had. a few scary moments when waves English harbor. So dream became reality, and for that gift we thank God." broke into our cockpit,"Muilenbergadmits. There's still no time for slide shows, how"But, all in all, we felt an increasein confiever. The Muilenbergs have again managed to dence, having passed this test in pretty good resist settling down into retirement — in Aushape." gust they began a two-year assignment in The winter of 1979 was spent living on the Haiti as Church World Service boat in a marina just south of Barcelona and the following winter in a marina near Piraeus, representatives.

When missionariesretire, they spend their time showing ever-more-dated slides to churdf groups, right? Apparently, that prospect held little appeal for John Muilenberg'33 and his wife, Virginia,who decided to cast their fate to the wind, literally,and cross the Atlanticin a small sailboat. Already 67 years old when the three-year odyssey began, Muilenbergsays the trip was planned as. a means of "proving to ourselves that life doesn't have to lose its color and challenge after retirement." The former missionariesto China and the Philippineswere no strangers to adventure: they had made a dramatic escape from Communist.Chinain 1950. But there was much to learn for this new undertaking. They sold their home, ordered a boat to be built in Plymouth, England, and began to take courses in weather, seamanship, coastal and celestial

Greece. After Gibraltarlay the Atlantic."What had once seemed a most audacious undertaking had by this time become an interestingchallenge which we felt able to tackle with confi--

CO

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Captain Robert

new commanding

Charleston

W. Vander Lugt officer of the

'58 is the

Naval Legal

Service Office at the Charleston, S.C., base. He had been staff judge advocate for the commander of the Naval Training Center, Orlando, Fla., before reporting to Charleston. Other assignments include serving as staff judge advocate at Pearl Harbor for the Commander of the Pacific fleet submarine force, as head of the assessionsbranch in the military personnel divisionof the Office of the Judge Advocate General, and as executive officer of the Naval Legal Service Office in Naples,

It’s vital to

From

coast to coast, border to

border

and beyond, we can keep this country going and growing together.

Italy.

He entered the Navy in 1962 after being admitted to the Indiana Bar. He is the son of Chancellor-Emeritus and Mrs. William Vander Lugt of Holland, Mich., and is married to the former Ruth Mokma '61. The couple has three children:Sandra, a freshmanat Oral Roberts University; and sons Bob, 16, and David, 13,. who both re-

the renewal of our nation.

If

we put our minds

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MEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, OCTOBER 1982

Type

by Marla Hoffman "Our job in typographyis not unlike a set Richard Angstadt '69 is a News from Hope designer in the theatre;to enhance the artistic middleman. As a typesettingand design exexperience, to provide a suitable environment pert, he's a vital link in the process which for the real action," he states. "The fact that transforms manuscripts into printed pieces. we can do it with computersis all the more amazing!" One of the many typesettingand layout job orders he receives at The Composing Room in From an office which bears his name on a plaque outside the door, Angstadt admits that Grand Rapids is News from Hope College. Produced in his spare time for only a nominal his interest in technicalmatters probably defee, the work he does for his alma mater can veloped "because I'm good at it." Today his easily be termed a "labor of love." responsibilities include keeping abreast of new technology in his field, integratingmachinery Typesetting is a "strictly custom business," Angstadt says, because each client requests from differentmanufacturers, and simply publicationspecifications to his' or her liking. troubleshooting any area, be it employee or Typesetting technicalities are arranged indimachine-related. He is good at his job. His vidually according to the needs of each client. office is a beehive of activity. Right now he is Most jobs The Composing Room receivesare orchestratinga change of machinery to a more modern computerized system. As this carried out by a series of people working on different aspects of the typesettingprocess. changeover is taking place, work locations have become temporarily invaded by new However, Angstadthimself does all the work for the Hope publication,except the initial equipment.Due to his efficiency at developing new procedures for typesetting,Angstadt word processing (feeding words into a comhas come to share his office with others,as a puter through a special typewriter). The procedure involved in preparing a pubgeneral meeting-room. lication of News from Hope for the printeris Tom Renner, editor-in-chiefof News from a complex one. First of all, the manuscript Hope, readilyestablisheshis confidence in Angstadt's competence.Renner explains, must be typed on a typewriter whose keyboard includes special symbols. These sym"He's a vital part of the layout and of followbols, along with coded "mark-up" ing through on the technicalaspectsuntil we instructions,allow a computer to read the get it to a printer.He understands the way material and display it on a computer termiour office sees things and works on layouts nal (similar to a T.V. screen) using specified and correctionsin galley proofs in accordance column length and spacing sizes. Once on the with how we think. I feel a real sense of screen, the person operating the computer can teamwork in working with him." Also, alcritique the layout of the material and the though Angstadt's interest lies on his own work with the technicalaspectsof things, manner in which the computer has aligned lines, columns and pages. When these have Renner expresses satisfaction in Angstadt's been arranged to satisfaction, the material is other-than-technicalabilities: "With the techtypeset on a cathode ray tube typesetterat a nology that goes into typesetting,he could speed of 800 lines a minute using descriptions get involved in just that side of it, but he's of the letters stored in the typesetter'smemoalso very involved in the literary aspects of ry. News from Hope, is typeset in "Aldus" publication.When he suggests ways to edit and "Aldus italic" type — only two of- the an article, I respecthis opinion." several hundred typefaces stored in the typeAdmittedly, when the college's needs are setter. The printed copy is known as the added to his other responsibilities the work load can get heavy. Usually he and Renner galley proof, and is returned to the client for arrange their planning sessions for the preproofreading. When correctionsare made, page designs established,and photographs seworkday hour of 7 a.m, It is now almost lected, the pages are manually assembledinto 10 years since Angstadt and Renner together one high quality reproduction proof from first developed the tabloidformat of News which the printer can make plates for running from Hope. Without Angstadt's consistent on the press. gift of time and effort, the publicationwould Skill in areas as technicalas the typesetting

process is not new to Angstadt. As he explains, his interests have always directed

themselves toward the technicalside of things. For example, when he was growing up in Philadelphia,the darkroom equipment of a relative was stored in his family's basement. When he was given a camera of his own at age 12, Angstadt soon set up a darkroom in his basement, using his uncle's equipment. The hundreds of photographshe produced enabled him to develop a criticaleye as to the mechanicsof photography. This interest in photographycontinued through his college career.Although an English major, his function on the Hope College anchor staff was that of photographerfor all four years. While remaining the staff photographer, he also rose to managing editor and assumed responsibilityfor all the technical aspectsof producing the anchor. As if his work with the anchor did not keep him busy enough, Angstadt also put in long hours working with the then-fledglingtheatre department. As with his editorial work with the anchor, he was interestedin the "how" of the production process. Here his interests led him to head technicalcrews such as lighting and set design. Although Angstadt could not be accused of working in his major field of English literature, he points out that an education in a liberal arts field is essential to developing an artistic judgement."I think what 1 learned best at Hope is 'how to learn'",he states. One year after leaving Hope, the combination of interest in books and abilities in technical areas qualifiedhim for a position at The MarJr,**-V ---

not continue to be what it is today. Without the flexibility he allows in the printing schedule, the news could not be offered in the timely manner for which Renner strives. As Renner sums up his appreciation,"I see it as another example of how a Hope alumnus uses his talents for us."

National

Alumnus Dick Angstadt(left) has worked with News from Hope's more than 10 years

editor

Tom

Renner for

as publicationdesigner and Hope's liaison with the world of type.

Former

Political Prisoner

Freed

After nine years as a political prisoner,

Ketema Yifru '51 has been

released.

The

former chief minister and. counselor to Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia had been one of the first high officials taken prisoner in the capital city of Addis Ababa when Selassie's rule was replaced with a provisionalmilitary

government. on Sept. 11, EthiYear's Day. Several prisoners are releasedeach year as demonstration of amnesty. According to Yifru's son, Mulugetta, a junior at Hope, the family has been hoping for such a releasefor several years but had no prior indicationthat this would be the year for Yifru. Yifru 's releaseoccurred

opia's

New

NOW

Officer

Barbara Timmer '69 was elected vice president of the National Organization of Women at the organization'sconvention in Indianapolis in early October. In her new position she directly supervises the administrativestaff oh NOW. She anticipates travelingto NOW chapters across the country. Timmer, who lives in the Washington, D.C., area, is employed as counsel to the Commerce, Consumer and Monetary Affairs Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives.She has been involved with since she as a law student at the University of Michigan in the early 1970s. She coordinated the 1981 national conference and managed the Oklahoma ERA Countdown Campaign Office for several months in 1981. While a law student, she helped rewrite Michigan's rape law and in 1976 she was one of five appointed by the governor of Michigan to a State Women(s Commission

NOW

NOW

Mulugettahas spoken to his father over the telephone severaltimes since the release. He reports his father had given no indicationof his plans, but it is expected he will pick up a new career rather than retire. He is 53 years old.

The family is certainthat Yifru was treated well during the years of imprisonment,although their visits (about one a year) were never without the presence of machine-gun bearing soldiers. Yifru spent his time reading. Also, prisoners taught each other their areas of expertise, an activity which Mulugettasaid his father found stimulating. The senior Yifru had an internshipat the United Nations following his Hope career.He earned a master's degree in internalaffairs from Boston University before returning to Ethiopia, where he quickly rose in rank and influence.Mulugetta is following his father's footsteps, and majoring in political science, alt-KonaV* K«>

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alumni news

MEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, OCTOBER 1982

From

the 'anchor'

class notes Class notes and other alumni information sections

‘ •;

to the 'Chronicle' /continued from page 10)

family does things in less time than others, and gets more done. George's year and a half of work in Muskegon hasn't gone unnoticed. The mayor of Muskegon made George an honorarycitizen

Arwadys

(the

i

order to proclaim him Citizen of the Year. For an encore, the Muskegon Jaycees bestowed upon George its Distinguished Service

i

live in

North Muskegon)

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in

Award.

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Overachiever or not, George is quick to point out that one man cannot a city save. But his drive and his commitment combined with his mandate as publisher of the Chronicle seem to be giving the Muskegon masses the push they've needed. At times, the push has come from the pages of the Chronicle. "A newspaperis a powerful institution," he says. "If used skillfully,it can benefit a community, explore problems, encourage good things in a town. But you can't have a rose-tintednewspaper." What you can have is a paper that covers problems, like a special Chronicle reprintthat contained articles with titles like "Gone are the Days of Plentiful Jobs," "Attention Muskegon, I Want to Work," and interviews with citizens under titleslike- "They've Decided to Stay," and "They've Decided to Leave." It's not rose-tinted, but neither is it depressing.Practial, yes, but not mundane. It's refreshing;the Chronicle talks to its reader because they are involved. The concept is almost radical with its common sense. But it's nothing new to George. In fact, the foundation of his approach to newspaperwork was in part laid when he was editor of the

Anchor. "Hope College was

far and

formative experience of

where my

in

News from Hope College are compiledby

Mary Kempker and Marge Graves of the alumni Deadline for receiving items for the next issue is Nov. 15. office.

30's Russell J. Paalman '34 retiredfrom medical practice on June 30. John M. Vander Meulen '36 has been appointed interim senior minister at First Presbyterian Church

Irwin Brink '52 has been appointed interim dean for the natural sciences at Hope College. John van der Velde '52 is part of a 16-member team of physicistsfrom two universitiesconducting a $5 million experimentthat could lend considerable credibilityto current theories on the workings of nature and the beginningand fate of the universe.

John H. Fikse '55 is a teacher in Grand Haven, Mich, and an associatebroker with Rycenga Real Estate.

Jean Kromann '57 Miller, Ph.D., has been eleaed to the board of the Association Montessori

Marjorie Vyverberg '39 Rottschaferis starting

Internationale. Membership includes people from England, France,

her sixth year as a volunteer helper with pre-school

Germany,

in Battle Creek.

children at Southern Normal School in Brewton,

Italy, )apan, Mexico,The Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States.Jean, adjunct

assistantprofessor of history at Case Western Uni-

Ala.

40's

versity in Cleveland, spent the summer in Australia where she lectured and conductedworkshops on the

Montessorimethod. David G. Cassie '58 is coordinator of evangelism and social witness for the Presbytery of Philadelphia, United Presbyterian Church. Suphan Sotthitada'58 is a bank officer in Sukhumvit. Rd. Bangkok, Thailand. pastors. HenriettaRet '59 is assistantdirectorof the EduBlaise Levai '42 has been elected president of the cational Services Department at St. Elizabeth HosFort Myers MinisterialAssociation. Blaise heads pital Medical Center in Delphi, Ind., responsible for the newest Reformed Church in Florida,which since its official organization a year ago has doubled nursing serviceseducation. Henrietta was an instructorat St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing its membership. for more than 19 years and has worked with the Allan J. Weenink '43 has been named mission American Indians in New Mexico. funding counselor for Lake Michigan Presbytery in

Gerard J. Roster '40, pastor of the Rockaway Reformed Church in White House Station, N.J., has completeda training program focusing on the specialunderstanding and skills needed by interim

southwesternMichigan. Robert Schuller'47 has agreed to serve as honorary chairperson of the Reformed Church'sChurch Building Fund drive. Elizabeth Boelkins '49 Boerman has completed three years as president of Reformed Church Women. Elizabeth continues on the Board of RCA Women and is chairperson of Triennial for 1983.

50's Herbert Ritsema '50 will represent Hope College at the inauguration of Dordt College's second president.

60's Robert L. Holt '60 is employed with Planning Research Corporationin Stuttgart,Germany. Calvin J. Rynbrandt'61 is senior pastor of Community Reformed Church of Zeeland, Mich. Robert Hoogendoorn '62 is a florist in Kalamazoo,Mich. Joan A. Ten Cate '63 Bonnette exhibited her paintings in Black River Gallery in Holland, Mich., in September.

James Bultman '63 has been named interim dean for the social sciences at Hope College.

away the most

life. It's the place

— the stimulus for originated,"he states.

spiritual values

other things I i

my

through the park we had just driven through. The fact of the matter is the Arwadys really love Muskegon and together have made a commitment to the city. The shape of that commitment goes beyond George's mandate as publisher and editor of the Chronicle. Lynn and George are members of the Covenant Reformed Church, a congregation locatedin the inner city of Muskegon, with most of the connotations "inner city" brings. George is an elder there and he and Lynn are involved in Love, Inc., the church's effort to identifyand meet the needs of underpriviledged people in the surrounding community. There are churches closer to the Arwadys' home, but they don't hold the same appeal for them. "It's doing what a church should do," said George. "Few churches in this denomination have stayed in the inner city. Covenant puts

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do

From Hope, George went

to

Columbia

Journalism School in New York where he earned a master's degree. He then returned to Western Michigan where he was an editorial writer for the Kalamazoo Gazette from 1970-75. In 1975, George became the metro editor at the Muskegon Chronicle and a year later moved to the other side of the state to fill the positionof editor of the Saginaw News. 1980 found the Arwadys back in

together programs to pull people in from the surrounding community." According to George, congregation memMuskegon. "We liked our four years in Saginaw,"said bers are aware of urban issues— even more, they do things about the problems. As a Lynn as we waited in line for ox-roast sandresult, the church has attracted people like wich, baked beans and dill pickle at the social workers to its ranks. And although the Northside Summer Spectacular."But somecongregation is predominantlymiddle class how I didn't feel like I could live there all my white, the membership includes mixed coulife." Returning to Muskegon was going home for Lynn. "It felt like home immediate- ples and people on welfare. The list of the Arwady's special involvely — the small-town atmosphere. We knew ment seems endless.Unfortunately, Saturabout the schools,they're smaller than in days are not endless and the unfinished Saginaw, and the kids will have a chance to editorial was still waiting in George's office. be involved." Also, the family planned to attend a jazz The kids — maybe the troops is a little more concert that evening and Rand needed a nap. accuratea description.We were still at the We wrapped up the day, after leaving Northside Summer Spectacularwalking Lynn, Rand, Meredith, and Allison on the through an arts and crafts exhibitafter lunch. We manuevered our way through the crowds front porch of 227 Pennsylvania Avenue, with a tour of the Chronicle plant and offices. and I looked around half expecting one of the The place was humming with people putkids to get lost in the crowd. I was wrong. ting together Sunday's edition, the presses Kids, stroller and all, had made it. "This family runs like a well-tuned army," were yet silent. As we walked through the plant, George pointed out an old printing I stated. machine that would soon be replaced with a Lynn burst out laughing. "George,"she modern press. It was fitting that the Chronihollered (George was headed toward a snocle be undergoing a renovation alongside cone stand to fill the family's order) "Did Muskegon. you hear what she said? We're like a wellOn the tour, we stopped in the paste-up tuned army." George shook his head and kept room where Sunday'sfirst page was laid out on to the sno-cone stand. 1 made a note to and ready for printing — except for a jaggedremember this family's sense of humor. shaped vacant spot in the middle where We'd spent the biggest part of the day at George's editorial would go. The pressure of the Northside Summer Spectacular,and that the deadline was growing heavier. Sunday editorial wasn't writing itself.We I ushered George up to his office and left took the scenic route home. The family wanthim, hunched over the word processing tered to show me, in addition to telling me, why minal, plunking away at the keys, to fill 18 they liked Muskegon. So we headed to the inches of copy for Sunday's edition.He was lake — Lake Michigan and the city’s skyline. up against a deadline — the concert started at he back seat of the car Lynn and the kids

MULTI-GENERATIONALFRESHMEN are (1. to

r.):

James Pickens of Barre, Muss., son of Samuel Pickens '50, grandsonof ElizabethZwemer 21 Pickens,great-grandson of Samuel M. Zwemer '87, great, great-grandson of Adrian Zwemer Timothy Hoffman of St. Thomas, Virgin .Islands, son of William Henry '59 and Mary fane Oosting '59 Hoffman, grandson of Melvin '31 and fulia May Van Oss 30 Oosting, greatgrandson of feanette VanDenbelt '99 Van Oss; Kathryn Gloeckler of Chesterland, Ohio, daughter of Paula loan Brouwer '60 Gloeckler. granddaughterof Paul John Bromoer '31, great-granddaughter of Jacob George Brouwer 04; Susan Bosch of Holland, Mich., daughter of Theodore'56 and Shirley Schaafsma 59 Bosch, granddaughterof Randall C. '26 nnd Marthena Bayles '26 Bosch, great-granddaughter of Nicodemus Bosch, Prep School '85; Allyson Davies of Grand Rapids. Mich., daughter of Barbara Kruizenga'56 Davies, granddaughter of Herman '30 and Dorothy Mulder 30 Kruizenga. great-granddaughter of Cornelius Mulder '99; Nancy Mulder of St. Petersburg. Fla., daughter of John '55 and Mary Anne Meyers '55 Mulder, granddaughterof Johan H. Mulder '29, great-granddaughter of John Ter Avest '99: Peter Bakker of Bankhamsted, Conn., son of Peter M. '57 and Carole Estroe 55 Bakker, grandsonof Cornelius '23 and Marion Mersen '23 Bakker, great-grandson of John Mersen 95 (a junior not featured during freshman year). Not pictured is Paul Muyskens of Eagan, Minn., son of George D. 53 and Arlene Ritsema 53 Muyskens. grandson of George '22 and Mamie Scholten '22 Muyskens; great-grandson of

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alumni news

Charles A. Prins '63 is a full professor in the Department of Computer Science in the School of Business at Metro State College in Denver,Colo. Spriggs Teroller '64 is a teacher and coach living in Grand Rapids, Mich. George Vander Velde '65 is directorof research and developmentat Chemical Waste Management Inc.,

in

Oak

Brook,

John Wang '65

is

ill.

a research chemistin Houston,

Texas.

ChristianI. Buys '66 is a vice chancellor of the University of Houston, Victoria Campus. Chris was a Fulbright lecturerin Egypt last year. He was recently on campus for the dedication of Hope's athleticfields in his father'sname. John Heilman '67 is the new administrator of Meadowbrook Care Center in Holland, Mich. Jean Jung '67 is a paralegal in Verona, N.J. Paul Lein '67 is a music teacher at Mt. Pleasant (Mich.) Intermediate School.

Judith Bell '67 Langston is a homemakerand mother of two children living in Huntsville, Ontario, Canada. Bill Hoogstra '68 was promoted to major on January 1 and is now stationed at Lowry Air Force Base, Denver, Colo. Bill heads a training branch which teaches avionics maintenance.

Mark

E.

Meengs

'68 has established his internal

medicineand cardiology practicein Muskegon, Mich. Donald G. Berger '69 is vice president of operations for CF Air Freight, Inc., in Indianapolis,Ind. J. Dean Dykstra '69, pastor of the First Reformed Church in Schenectady,N.Y., received the A. J. Muste Memorial Award for service to the church at New Brunswick Seminary'scommencementthis year.

Raymond A.

Fylstra '69 has been admitted to

partnership in the law firm of

Chapman and

NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, OCTOBER 1982

Sharon Tucker '71

is

the news directorfor a

congressional candidate in Florida.Sharon took a

six-month,around-the-worldtour earlierthis year. Vande Werken '71 is a cardiologistin Troy, Mich.

Jerry

Tim DeVoogd

'72 is an assistantprofessor of

psychologyat Cornell University in Ithaca,N.Y. Allan T. Reiff '72 is assistantvice president of IndustrialState Bank and Trust Co. in Kalamazoo, Mich. Allan is a former board member of the America!Instituteof Banking. Margaret Kleis '72 Straw is on the psychiatry staff at Bowman Gray School of Medicinein Winston-Salem,N.C. Harry C. Stroven' '72 is a crop and dairy farmer in Fremont, Mich. Philip Tappert '72 is the pastor of Grace United MethodistChurch in Manuel, Texas. Phil recently led a workshop in a caring-sharing ministry program which he has developed.

Mary Chadwick '73 DeHaan

is

an accountant in

Richfield,Minn. Philip

DeHaan

'73 is a piano tuner in Richfield,

Minn. Janet L. Hepler '73 Ryswyk is a homemakerin Coopersvillc, Mich. Wayne D. Kramer '73 is assistantvice president and cashier at Denver (Colo.) National Bank. Deborah Schellenberg '73 is a professor at Texas A & M University. Richard K. Smith '73 is an instructor in the English departmentof Albion (Mich.) College. Robert Bruinooge '74 has accepted a call to copastor a two-churchparish in Marlette, Mich. Robert Gene Kibbey, Jr. '74 is a federal Internal Revenue Service investigatorin Port St. Lucie, Fla. John D. Mayo '74 is a dentist serving with the military.

in Chicago, 111. Ray specializesin business

Douglas Peterman '74 is a research scientist with McDonnell-Douglas ResearchLabs in Bridgeton,

litigation.

Mo.

David B. Muyskens

Cutler

'69 is the superintendent of

the PlasticsDepartment at Greenville (Mich.) Products of the White Consolidated Industries.

70's John Stuit '70 is in the field of investmentsin Grand Rapids, Mich. Merry Beth Morford '71 Grindahl works in the business officeof the San Bernardino(Calif.) County Department of Mental Health. Todd Kraai '71 is an elementaryprincipalirr the Shelby Public Schools.

Dale A. Rice '74 has returned from Beirut, Lebanon,after working as an administrator for

a

Christian service organization. Dale lives in Colora-

do Springs, Colo., and hopes to return to the Middle East in early 1983 to continue his work. Douglas R. Worsnop '74 is doing post-doctoral research at the University of Freiburg in

CAMPUS FAMILY REUNIONS happen easily for these first-cousins: Mark and Mary Van't Kerkhoff, a freshman and a junior from Grand Rapids, Mich., children of Dan and Eileen Van't Kerkhoff; John Robert and Kris Kleinheksel,a freshman and a junior from Zeeland, Mich., children of John Robert '60 and Sharon Van't Kerkhoff '60 Kleinheksel;and Dave Daniels, a junior from Phoenix, Ariz., son of Wilbur and Aletha Daniels.

West

Germany. Charlene Bos '75 Alexander is serving as a Reformed Church missionaryin Taiwan and is presently in languageschool. James L. Beran '75 is national sales coordinator for Atari Corporationin San Jose, Calif.

graduation honors SUMMA CUM LAUDE Gail M. Bergy, Grand Rapids, Mich. Richard S. Blake, Warren, Mich. Patti J. Bolman, Zeeland, Mich. RobertaL. Dorow, Whitehall, Mich. Matthew A. Fike, Holland, Mich. Marla J. Hoffman, Grand Rapids, Mich. Ronald L. McKey, Grand Rapids, Mich.

BarbaraMorrison,Madison Heights, Mich. Timothy Shaffer, Muskegon, Mich.

MAGNA CUM LAUDE Cari L. Beckman, Holland, Mich. Leslie A. Bethards, Okemos, Mich.

Cynthia L. Black, Grand Rapids, Mich. Theodore R. Bolema, Muskegon, Mich. Kent J. Busman, Coopersville, Mich. Holly M, Cope, Muskegon, Mich. Elizabeth C. Deppe, Grand Haven, Mich. Suzanne J. DeVries, Holland, Mich. Thomas M. DeWeert, Holland, Mich. Beth A. Doktor, Lansing, 111. Lynn D. Dunkle, Holland, Pa. Steven J. Eckert, St. Joseph, Mich. Jill E. Fauble, North Muskegon, Mich. Jody L. Foy, Midland, Mich. James M. Goorhouse, Wyoming, Mich. Anthony W. Kistler,White Pigeon, Mich. Peter V. Koeppe, Stillwater,Okla. Jeffrey A. Krenbiel, Ann Arbor, Mich. Diane M. LePoire, Zeeland, Mich. Colleen J. May, Avon, N.Y. Merri-Lou Morehead, Fennville, Mich. Mary S. Muyskens, Eagan, Minn. Mark A. Panning,Wyoming, Mich. Nancy A. Piersma, Grand Rapids, Mich. Kenneth A. Powell, Manton, Mich. Amy K. Purvis, Fremont, Mich. David A. Rhem, West Olive, Mich. Cheryl D. Schemper, Ripon, Calif. PatriciaL. Schmaltz,Baroda, Mich. Douglas J. Sheehan, Alto, Mich. Sandra L. Smith, Midland,Mich. Jeffrey M. Spencer, Traverse City, Mich. Thomas A. Stout, Holland, Mich. John J. Tyler, Kalamazoo, Mich. Beth K. Van Hoeven, Delmar, N.Y. Roben B. Vogelaar, Holland, Mich. Deborah L. Webster,Denver, Colo. Phyllis Kramer Westveer,Holland, Mich. Douglas J. Williams, Farmington,Mich.

CUM LAUDE Dale R. Aggen, Palos Park, 111. Ronald T. Bechtel, Newburgh, N.Y. Melissa J. Beuker, Bloomfield Hills,Mich,

ames C. Boerieter. Holland, Mich

Susan Q. Boundy, Holland, Mich. Karen L. Bourn, Grand Rapids, Mich. Daniel L. Brandsma, Artesia, Calif. Mary K. Brinks, Kalamazoo,Mich. Linda S. Brouwer, Kalamazoo, Mich. Lynn N. Bufe, Lincolnshire, 111. Betty J. Buikema, Clarendon Hills,111. Joy Dean, Amherst, Mass. Susan K. DeVree, Grandvilie, Mich. William L. Dewitt, Sioux Falls, S.D. Bonnie M. DeYoung, Kalamazoo,Mich. Peter A. Flinker, Glenrock, N.J. Matthew J. Gaffney,Union Springs, N.Y. Kelly A. Gerber,Evart, Mich. Lora E. Hanson, Harrisonburg,VaSusan M. Hartgerink, Lansing, Mich. Ann M. Hartney, Durango, Colo. Pamala K. Heemstra, Lowell, Mich. Larry D. Helder, Holland, Mich. Carol L. Janke, Medina, Ohio Otto S. Kalmbach, Cadillac,Mich. Douglas K. Klein, Westchester, 111. Kathryn R. Lawrence,Frankfort, 111. John P. Lunderberg,Holland, Mich. Nancy MacArthur, Grand Blanc, Mich. Cory D. Mackwood, Webster,N.Y. Lois E. Monaghan, Holland, Pa. David Moored, Grandvilie, Mich. Dean M. Morier, Livonia, Mich. Paula J. Nelson, Twin Lake, Mich. Mark E. Northuis, Grand Haven, Mich. Michael W. Northuis, Holland, Mich. Teresa M. Penhorwood, Eaton Rapids, Mich. Powell F. Quiring, Kirkwood, Mo. Elizabeth A. Robinson,Kingston, Mass. Brian C. Rideout, Royal Oak, Mich. Jane E. Sanderson,Naperville, 111. Marcia, J. Santefort, South Holland, III Jan Laurel Siems, Holland, Mich. Joanne M. Southwick,Ann Arbor, Mich. Marybeth Stegeman, Zeeland, Mich. Maribeth Thompson, Grand Rapids, Mich. Julie M. Timmer, East Lansing, Mich. Randolph D. Treu, Brookfield, Wis. Bryan D, Decker, Grand Rapids, Mich. PatriciaA. VanderMeulen, Frankfort, Mich, Terese J. Vanderweide,Martin,Mich. John P. VonEhr, Ada, Mich. Mary Beth Vos, Grand Rapids, Mich. Jane Timmer Walma, Grand Rapids, Mich. Norene A. Walters, Zeeland, Mich. Janet L. Watson, Holland, Mich, Katherine A. Wedemeyer, Ann Arbor, Mich. Barbara Wecden, Ann Arbor, Mich.

F

toon Wil.MeJSol'

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THIRD

IN LINE: This year's third generationfreshmen are (Row 1, 1. to r.) John Kleinheksel of Zeeland, Mich., son of john Robert '60 and Sharon Van't Kerkhoff '60 Kleinheksel,grandson of Henry Kleinheksel '36; Jeff Roelofs of Muskegon, Mich., son of Nathan /. Roelofs '42, grandson of Bert D. Roelofs, Prep School '04; William Thomas of Kalamazoo, Mich., son of Gordon E. '53 and jeananne K. Bondhouse '54 Thomas, grandson of Harry Bondhouse,Prep School circa '16; Pete Ter Louw of Franklin Lakes, N.]., son of Jan D. Ter Louw '63, grandson of Adrian L. '28 and Elizabeth Muir '27 Ter Louw; Scott Mulder of Pacific Palisades,Calif., son of Donald G. '48 and Barbara Bilkert '47 Mulder, grandsonof Cornelius Mulder '15 and of Henry Bilkert'14; Peter Paul of Holland, Mich., son of Daniel L. '50 and Joan C. Ten Hoeve '50 Paul, grandson of Thomas Ten Hoeve '27; Daniel Stegink of Grand Haven, Mich., son of Gordon '61 and Barbara Amos '61 Stegink,grandson of Frieda Vant Hooft '38 Stegink;

(Row

2)

Stephen Meizer of Grand Rapids, Mich., son of Thomas D. '55 and Erma Van Dyke '57 Keizer, grandson of Nicholas T. Keizer '27 and of Arie H. Van Dyke '18; Lisa Tusch of Grandvilie, Mich., daughter of Sheryl Yntema '58 Tusch, granddaughterof Stanley D. Yntema '31; Carol Bast of Grand Rapids, Mich., daughter of Robert L. '58 and Janet Wessels '59 Bast, granddaughterof Henry Bast '30; Libby Bryson of Spring Lake, Mich., daughter of John G. '60 and Claire Edith '62 Bryson, great-grandson of Klaas Dyke/na, '94; Jana Wiegerink of Grand Rapids, Mich., daughter of Paul Wiegerink'58. granddaughterof Gerril Wiegerink'33; Lynnette Lokhort of Gahanna, Ohio, daughter of Ronald '59 and Karen Hyink '61 Lokhorst, granddaughterof Kenneth Hyink '29; Kathy Ten Have of Riverdale, Mich., daughter of Milton J. Ten Have '50, granddaughterof Henry Ten Have, Hope

Academy circa

1870.

Not pictured: Heidi Bussies of Jenison, Mich., daughter of Donald '55 and Jocelyn Fryling '58 Bussies, granddaughterof Justin L. Bussies 25; Margaret Miller of Zeeland, Mich., son of Jack '54 and Betty Roelofs '53 Miller, grandson of Martha Muller '24 Miller; Cheryl Ann Tysse of Holland, Mich., daughter of John P. ‘60 and Pat Derks '63 Tysse, granddaughterof John W. Tysee '29 and of Albertus Derks '26; Lee Veldhoff of Holland, Mich., daughter of Carolyn


alumni news

NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, OCTOBER 1982 Maryjo Walters '75 Bruinooge

has accepted a call to co-pastor a two-churchparish in Marlette, Mich.

Mary Lee Wilkinson '75 Ingersoll is a physical Mary Free Bed Hospital and Rehabilita-

j

therapistat

*

tion Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. Glenn Melvin Pfeiffer '75 is on the (acuity of the

Graduate School of Business Administration at University of Washington at Seattle. Patricia Kiser '75 Popenoe is an administrative . assistant,living in Carvallis,Ore. Judy Meyering'75 Suzenaar is art directorof The Palm Bay (Fla.) Post newspaper. Roberta VanderVen '75 Wierenga is a music teacher in Muskegon, Mich. Lydia Anne Huttar '76 Brown is teaching English

;

as a second language part-time at College of

Du-

Page in Glen Ellyn, III. Mary Ann Hertel '76 Counihan is an account representativein group insurance for Metropolitan Insurance Company in New York City. Peter Ferriby'76 is a co-pastor of the First ConLife

gregational Church in Reed City, Mich. is a free lance writer,

7 Mark F. Hillringhouse'76 j livingin Hackensack,N.J. ; Russell S. Johnson '76 is a

co-managerof the G.

L. Perry Discount Variety Store in Niles, Mich.

) | ;

John E. Klanke '76 is a geologist with Exxon Company/U.S.A. John lives in Houston, Texas. Stuart Scholl '76 rode his bike from California to Michigan to attend his tenth high school reunion this summer. Stuart is living in California and is a high school sicence teacher and track and cross country coach. Barbara Vis '76 Stanley is employed by the

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remote sensing. David Bartels '77

is

employed

at

Argonne

(111.)

Blythe Denham '77 is the assistantto the minister at the First United Presbyterian Church of Believille,JIll. is a

peace associate.Office

of Social Witness, Division of Christian Disriple-

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a'

ship. Reformed Church in America, with respondeveloping resources and assisting congregations, classes, and synods with the study of sibilities in

'77 is a sixth grade teacher in

Vermal, Utah. Vicki L. Hedlund '77 Page Tampa, Fla.

is

Districtin Holland.

an attorney in

Ronald Vanderbeck'78 is completingan intership in clinical psychologyleading to a doctorate degree at Pine Rest Christian Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich. David Vander Velde '78 is a doctoral student in chemistryat University of Illinois. Paul Van Oostenberg '78 is a lawyer in Grand Rapids, Mich. Donald White '78 is the paster of First Reformed Church of Inwood, Iowa. Ryan Adolph '79 is the manager of the Mail Order Fulfillment Department of Encyclopeadia

Ned

Curtis Pfeiffer '77 is a member of the faculty at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo,Mich.

Allen B. Sheed '77 is a technical representative with DuPont in Kalamazoo,Mich. Steve Vander Hyde '77 is the varsity basketball coach at Zeeland(Mich.) High School. Philip VanDop '77 is in the insurance business in Dexter, Mich. Jeff Waterstone '77 has been appointed assistant business manager at Hope College. Debra Williams '77 Wear works at Wayzata (Minn.)Bank and Trust. Robert N. Cebelak '78 is a visitingassociate professor of physics at Hope College. John J. Gray '78 is an accountant in Detroit, Mich. John is studying for his smicha (ordination)as a

Britannica.

Michael Engelhard! '79 is a graduate student " living in Madison, Wis. Andres S. Fierro '79 was ordained into the minis-

try of the Reformed Church of America in August. Andres will serve as a minister of Hispanic Community Outreach with First United Methodist Church in Holland, Mich. Kristin Sackett'79 Heneveldis a housewifeliving in Salem, Ore. Larry D. Jackson '79 is a student at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Mich. Jane Santefort '79 Martin is an assistantrespiratory technician at Holland (Mich.) Community Hospital. Jane is studying for certification as a

CRTT. Marvin Martin

with

AT&T

!

Steve Heneveld '78 is a computer programmer in Salem, Ore. James Horn '78 is a technical sales representative

BASF Company in Toronto. is a

doctoral student at the

I

!

in

Cleveland. Ohio.

senior assistantmanager for

K-Mart in surburban Detroit, Mich. John Stout '79 is studying jazz at the Williamsport (Pa.) Civic Ballet.John appeared in a production of the musical "Chicago." Jane Visser '79 Vander Velde is teaching at the National Academy for the Arts and at Parkland College in Champaign, 111. Donald Williams '79 is a doctoral student in medical psychologyat the University of Alabama in Birmingham. /continued on page 23)

news about Hopeites Please use the space below for news that you'd like to

communicateto your

fellow Hopeites.

Tell us about appointments and promotions, experiencesthat have been meaningful to you,

PontificalInstituteof MediaevalStudies in Toronto, Canada. Kathryn Ann Mason '78 is working on a doctorate in piano performanceat Florida State

honors that have come your way, travels, hobbies, or ideas that you think are worth sharing with others.This form should also be used to inform us of marriages, births, and advanced degrees. If you have recentlybeen featuredin a local newspaper or other publication, please

University.

attach clippings.

Paul Ottemess '78 is a newscaster in Schenectady, N.Y. Mark Jon Ratering '78 is in the film production industry in Burbank, Calif. Lorie Ann Shier '78 was ordained in the Reformed Church in America in July. Lorie will continue her

advanced degrees

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Douglas Ruch '81, M.B.A., University of Colorado, August, 1982 Susan Innes Shepley '76, M.S., University of Delaware, June, 1982 Kathleen M. Stratton'78, D.D.S., Universityof. Michigan,May, 1982 University Gloria Timmer '73, M.B.A., Phillips University, Blythe Denham '77, M.Div., Fuller Theological SemMay, 1982 inary, June, 1981 Mark DeRoo '73, M.A., Western Michigan Univer- Jane Visser '79 Vander Velde, M.A., English, University of Illinois sity, August, 1982 Paul De Young '77, Ph.D., nuclear physics. Univer- Gregory J. Van Heest '78, J.D., Boston University, May, 1982 sity of Notre Dame, July, 1982 Henrietta Ket '59, Ph.D., education, Columbia Pacific Mary Lynn Dalman '78 Van Heest, M.A., Loyola Marymount University, August, 1982 University Paul Van Oostenberg '78, J.D., Wayne State Law Kathy Kuivila '78, M.A., oceanography.University School, June, 1982 of Washington-Seattle, October, 1981 Diane LaBoueff '64 Murray, M.M., Aquinas College, Donald White '78, M.Div.,WestministerTheological Seminary, 1981 August, 1982 Merlin Whiteman -'73, J.D., Indiana University, Vicki Hedlund "77 Page, J.D., University of Tulsa May, 1982 Law School

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David Bartels '77, Ph.D., NorthwesternUniversity, August, 1982 Robert N. Cebelak'78, M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison,May, David Cochrane '77, M.A., English, Oakland

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Ann Simpson '79 is a

ruv

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'79 is in marketingand sales at

BE1 in South Haven, Mich. Sheryl Radike '79 is a national account executive

rabbi.

ministry as a resident chaplain at Pine Rest Chris-

Christian peacemaking.

work at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich. Kathleen M. Stratton '78 is a dentist in Holland. Mich. Brent H. Upchurch '78 received his M.D. from The University of Michigan this summer. Brent is now a resident physician in pediatricsat John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. Laurie Griffen '78 Vanderbeckis teaching a preprimary impaired classroom in West Ottawa School

designer.

Timothy Northrop

William Lundell '78

National Labs.

Steven Hoogerwerf'77

as

with

federalgovernment in Washington, D.C., doing

tian Hospital which will also include chaplaincy

Rossman Lamb '77 is manager of the Manpower Office in Stockton, Calif. Catherine Beahm '77 Loree is a commerciallines rater at Hawkeye Security Insturance Company in Grand Rapids, Mich. Mary Mulder '77 was a costume designer on the artistic staff of the Hope Summer Repertory Theatre. This was Mary's third season and her second

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HOPE COLLEGE 1982

ALUMNI DIRECTORY

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Send

to:

Alumni Office, Hope

College, Holland, Michigan 49423

The 1982 Alumni Directory will be given FREE to alumni donors to the 1982-83 Annual Alumni Fund campaign. Contribute to this year’s campaign early as the first mailing of directoriesis scheduled for the end of

December.

WHY SHOULD I WANT

DIRECTORY?

A

• Alphabeticallisting of all alumni (graduates and non-grads) and their

addresses. list of alumni by geographical location.

• A

• A list of alumni by class year. • An updated history of the college, includinga complete chronology of

major events.

CAN •

I

GET A DIRECTORY ANY OTHER WAY?

No, but we suggest the following: donors to consider a

We encourage new

minimum

gift of 525. Last

year

Hope Annual Fund was 583.71. • Donors to the 1981-82 Annual Alumni Fund are encouraged to increase their gift to meet the 5100.000 challenge of the eight reunion classes and The Joyce Foundationof Chicago. Only increases and new donor the average alumni gift to the

gifts qualify for the challenge.

Our goal

this year is

$600,000

from 6,000 alumni!!


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Meet

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MEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, OCTOBER 1982

the Personalities Behind the Offices

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Professor of Biology Allen Brady has an office with what most would consider a dubiousdistinction: there are probably more wolf spiders there than anywhere else on earth. Hope's resident "Spider Man" is tolerant but not particularlyamused by those who consider his Peale Center office/labto be a creepy place; afterall. he was absolutely crawling with excitement when the 50,000 specimensarrived six years ago, on loan from the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University and the Canadian National Collection. Brady's studies consist of identification, plus the determination of relationshipsbetween different

members of the species.To accomplishthis, he measures 20 anatomicalfeatures of each specimen.He's particularlyfascinated by related studies which tie spider distributionpatterns to evolutionary theory. Brady keeps a few live spiders as pets, but most of his office looks like the aftermathof a Raid commercialof many takes. Preserved spiders are contained in vials, tubes and even Mason jars. Brady estimates he's about halfway through his work with the loan collection.Then the spiders will be returned' and Brady’s personal holdings will have to sufficeas office decoration. ,

The De Free Center painting studio of Delbert Michel, professor of art, is the largest office on campus, with dimensionsof approximately28' x 40 '. Michel needs all that area to insure enough "psychological space" to be creative on big canvasesand to display some of his large-scalepainting achievements. Beyond matters of size, his needs are spartan: a radio to play the "mindlessmusic" he's found conduciveto concentration, plenty of coffee and at least one comfortable chair to use during evaluation of a work-in-progress.

"Sometimes, just looking at a work for a long time paint," he notes.

is

far more importantthan the actual application of

MicheTenjoys office visitors, who give him feedback on current and completedworks. He also uses his studio as a temporary gallery for students' paintings since he believes that a change of surroundingscan often enhance evaluation. Michel's duties as chairman of the departmentof art have been abundant this fall with the opening of the De Free Center, slowinghis acclimation to his new studio. "1 won't reallyfeel like it's mine until I get paint on the floor and paintings on the wall," he says.

"I always tell people I don't have an office; it's a laundry," says Norm (Bunko) japinga, athleticequipment manager at the Dow Center. True enough. Bunko's desk is just a few feet removed from the commanding presence of an industrialwasher and dryer which run all day to keep Hope athletes in clean towels, socks and uniforms. "Every year, just before football season, I have someone come in and check out that washer inside-out, just like you do with a car before you go on a long trip," he notes. Because of all the noise of those big machines.Bunko spends as little time as possible at his desk. It's become a dumping spot for old memos, out-of-circulationballs, socks missing a match. A sampler on the wall (a gift from a student) describes the corner as "Cubicle, Sweet Cubicle," but it's easy to see why Bunko prefers to do most of his work at the counter by the equipment-service window. "Anybody who uses Dow uses this window," says Bunko. And most wjjp use Dow think that window

"During my first years at Hope, people would sometimes look into my office and ask if I was on joint appointmentwith the department of art," says Stephen Hemenway, associateprofessor of English. Products of creativityclutterHemenway' s office. He prefers to call them nonpapers — students' nonwrittenresponses to works of literature.There's a model of the Clobe Theatre, a woodcut of Don Quixote, many other items with less obvious literaryheritages. "The things in this officebring back some good memories of other students, other classes. Some of them get dragged down as teaching aids every so often. But I keep most of them here because I like them." Hemenway'sdesk, like the rest of his office, has a final-resting-placeaura, althoughhe claims it sheds it papers-skin about once a month. His office appearance, may sometimes get out-of-hand, he admits, but he prides himself on his "very organized files." He used to grumble periodicallyabout his office's smallness. But last summer he toured India and visitedhomes which in their entirety were comparablein size to the typicalHope office. That experience has made him more content. "Besides, ! can get a nice view of the campus," he notes, looking out at the brick wall of Durfee Hall. "I just hpve to stretch a little."

"/ like pleasant surroundings," confesses Elton Bruins, Evert /. and Hattie E. Blekkink Professor of Religion. "And people who stop by seem to appreciate them too." Bruins' office gives ample evidence of his predispositionand his desire to take the edge off institutionallook of his Lubbers Hall office. The resultis a parlor away from home, complete with a comfy chair, a Window valance, an oriental rug, amkplants.Personal items are numerous— among them, a print depicting the 1729 Synod of Dordt and ceramic cows (Dutch symbol of prosperity).But there is no sense of clutter.Quite the opposite.

the

"My children accuse me of being a neat-nik, and that I work best when I'm surroundedby order."

I

guess there'ssome truth in that. But I have found

Well-placed reminder notes on his desk indicate that all is under control for the day. But lest Bruins' officehabits emerge unscathed, it should be noted that some months ago he was forced to' turn his desk away from the window and toward the wall: too much daydreaming resultedfrom his third-floor,treehouse-style view of a spreading oak. Another hidden vice: his lower, right-hand desk drawer is stocked with "snoops" to satisfy unchecked coffee-time cravings.

This one is the fooler of the quiz. A lot of people may have trouble recognizing the office,of )oyce Flipse Smith, administrative assistant in the theatre department.Smith's DeWitt Center office was notorious for its free-floatingfiles. But it lost all its clutterthis summer, prior to and (others reveal in confidence) during Smith'svacation to japan. "The effect was like that of the Van Raalte fire," she confesses. "Only vestiges reihnined." Though Smith is liappy with her new work environs, she hastens to add that she was never bothered by all the papers in which she daily nested. "I never viewed the office as 'my private place';rather. I've always thought of it as a place in which to be productive. Appearance was never that important." A few personal fixtures remain: a sign which reads "Swimming. Back Soon," hung by habit on the door each noon; a small refrigeratorstocked with celery,peaches and bran muffins: almost overlooked— a tiny Timex, suspended (row, a nail, which senws

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80's Robert Bos '80 works for LutheranSocial Services' in Washington, D.C. Brian Cote '80 is the specialprogram coordinator at the Center for the Study of Emergency Medical Services at Davenport College in Grand Rapids, Mich. Lena Daniels '80 is a graduate student in vocal performanceat the Cleveland (Ohio) Instituteof Music. This past summer Lena performedwith the Cleveland Opera Theatre. Kevin De Young '80 works for the VFW Home in Eaton Rapids, Mich. Deborah Doran '80 works for WHTC Radio in Holland, Mich. Carol Anderson '80 Fryer is a sales coordinator for Harris Corporation in Costa Mesa, Calif. Douglas Mulvariey '80 is a third year student at The Vermont Law School and is a member of The Vermont Legal Research Group. JenniferNielsen Mulvaney '80 is a writer/producer at WNHV Radio in White River Junction, Vt.

Due Nguyen

'80 is studying law at

Washburn

University in Topeka,Kan. Ross A. Nykamp '80 was named vice president of

Commerce in Hol-

the HollandArea Chamber of land, Mich.

Bruce Osbeck '80 Jay Scott in

is

Aged in New Brunswick,N.J. Susan Griesmer '82 is employed at East Coast Aero Tecnhical School in Newton, Mass. Karen Heikema '82 is living in Grand Rapids, Mich., and working for Imperial Design Service, Inc.

Kathryn Lawrence '82

is

attending Northern Illi-

nois University in the field of marketing. Barbara Morrison '82 is spendinga year in volunteer ministry in the Reformed Church Adventure in Ministry Corps. Barbara is serving the Bethany Community Church in Albany, N.Y. Mark Northuis '82 is a teacher in the WESLACO School Districtin Texas.

Teresa Marie Penhorwood '82

is

teaching ninth

English in Elkhart, 111.

JenniferLyons '82 Rydecki directed the play "The Mousetrap" as part of the BlueberryFestival in South Haven, Mich., this summer. Mary Soeter '82 is teaching English as a second languagein Yokohama, Japan. Deborah Webster '82 is a junior high learning disabilities teacher in Owosso, Mich.

correction We misspelled the name of 1982 graduate Douglas McDeuitch in the August issue of Hews from Hope College.

Rhoades '80 is assistantplant manager Hope

College. Lisa has been a general accountant in the

Hope business office. Richard Craig Schumann '80

is

teaching English

private high school and junior college in

Utsunomiya, Japan.

births Gordon 76 and Sally Meeusen 76 Alderink, Jennifer Ann, April 27, 1982 Mark 77 and Lydia Huttar 76 Brown, Nathan Fran-

Tim Shephard'80 works for Texaco Oil Company

cis,

in exploration and developmentin Midland,Texas.

6,

Rhonda Throndset

'80 is a learning disabled re-

source teacher in Atlanta, Ga.

Evelyn M. VanEyl '80 Mass.

sales manager in Lynn,

is a

University of San Diego and Working as an accountant in Solana Beach, Calif.

Wetherbee'80 is working in property management in Wyoming, Mich.

Jeffrey L.

Marshall Davis '81 is a student at Dallas (Texas) Theological Seminary. Todd Erickson '81 is the community youth worker in the local high schools in Birmingham, Mich. Pam Bulthuis '81 Northuis is a teacher in

WESLACO

School Districtin Texas. Douglas Ruch '81 is a marketingrepresentative for Proctor and Gamble in Mr. Clemens, Mich.

Cincy Schroeder '81 is in a doctoral program in clinical psychologyat Loyola University in Chicago. Yolanda Tienstra'81 is a student at the University of Wisconsin-MadisonLaw School. Paul Jay Walchenbach'81 is attending the University of San Diego Law School Vickie Wilson '81 is a campus intern staff member of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship in

pist at

the Central

New

is

a recreationalthera-

Jersey Jewish

Home

for

1981

Walters 75 Bruinooge,Benjamin James, September 9, 1981, Stuart, Neb. David and Lynne Castetter 72 Hall, Katherine, OctoRobert

74 and Maryjo

ber 24, 1981, Holland Mich.

Tom 70

Lynn Comstock '80 Walchenbachis attending

Wisconsin. Kathryn Neeval '82 Brown

October 21, 1979, and Daniel Charles, November

the

and Carol DeLong 72 Hondorp, Heidi Noelle, August 22, 1982, Holland, Mich. Paul.'T?and Julie De Young, Amanda Joy, August 19, 1982 Archie and Mary Wissink 73 George, Ginger Louise, February 4, 1982, Moscow, Idaho Kenneth 75 and Laurel Riekse 76 Hoesch, Thomas Edwin II, April 15, 1982 Rob and Nancy Meeusen 70 NcNiven, Jennifer Lee, August 9, 1981 John and Judith Jalving 74 Mills,Andrew John, April 30, 1982 Martin '81 and Bonita Novak, Joshua Brooks, June 10, 1982, Holland, Mich. Thomas and Lynda Robertson 75 Pasqueretta, Christine Anne, June 22, 1982 Robert 77 and Nancy Campbell 78 Post, Eric Robert, August 9, 1982, Holland Mich. Bill Petz '66 and Mary Ritter, Emmaleigh Petz-Ritter, July 11, 1982, Marshall, Mo. Gilbert and Janet Garabrant 78 Turner III, Gilbert Turner IV, July 14, 1982, Bloomington,111. Timothy J. 76 and Mary Dalman 78 VanHcest, Nathaniel John, August 14, 1982 Allen and Kim Zimmer 77 Weary, Rachel Weary, June 19, 1982

marriages Bradley Borr '82 and Merrilee Bonzelaar, August 20, 1982, Holland, Mich. Robert Bos '80 and Tammy Eberly, July 17, 1982,

Washington, D.C. James William Bouwens '82 and Patti Ann Slagh, August 13, 1982, Vriesland, Mich. David Breederland '82 and Diana Lynn Dyrdahl, August 14, 1982, Clinton, Iowa Rocky Burke and Joan M. Kacewich '74, June 19, 1982, Penns Grove, N.J. Robert N. Cebelak '78 and Kathleen M. Stratton '78, August 7, 1982, Holland, Mich. Kevin Counihan and Mary Ann Hertel '76, August 21, 1982 Tim DeVoogd '72 and Kate Halliday, June 26, 1982, Poughkeepsie,N.Y. James DeVries '64 and Sharon Burns, August 21, 1982, Monroe, Mich, David DeWitt '82 and Pamela Easton '81, July 31, 1982 MichaelRobert Drahos 78 and PatriciaYvonne Pereau, August 7, 1982, Hamilton,N.Y. Jerome Eisner III and Colleen Ann Stowe 79, July 21, 1982, Kalamazoo, Mich. Gregory Paul Fryer and Carol Elizabeth Anderson '80. May 23, 1982 Perry William Greene 111 '81 and Ardis Carol Kelsey '82. July 24, 1982 David A. Grimdahl and Merry Beth Morford 71, June 19, 1982, Highland,Calif. Glenn Hayden 74 and Christi Rae DeVette 72, August 7, 1982, Holland, Mich. David Scott Ingersolland Mary Lee Wilkinson 75, July 31, 1982, Grand Rapids, Mich. Rick Johnsonand Linda Rae Blacquiere 75, August 6. 1982, Holland, Mich. Dean Johnston and Miriam Butterfield'69. August 7, 1982, Battle Creek, Mich.

Lewis and Janet Loveless 76, Orleans, La. Bill

May

16,

1982,

New

Littell and Roxanne Overway '81, August 27, 1982, Holland, Mich. H. Andrew Loree, Jr. 78 and CatherineB. Beahm 77, October 2, 1981, Alburquerque,N.M. Thomas McCloud '51 and Donna Hubler, July 24,

Todd C.

1982 DouglasMulvaney '80 and Jennifer Nielsen 5,

'80,

June

1982, Elkhart, Ind.

Kerry L. Mynter and Rebecca Goldberg '81, August 21, 1982 William Naymick and Janet Lynn Brevick 75, July 17, 1982, Muskegon, Mich. Kevin O'Connor and Jill Weerstra '80, July 24,-1982, Holland, Mich. Douglas Peterman 74 and Shahla Sahraei, June 5, 1982 Juan Ramirez '80 and Pamella Joy Matthews 79, May 22, 1982, Grand Haven. Mich. David Frederick Schackow '81 and Holly M. Cope '82, June 12, 1982, Muskegon, Mich. Robert A. Selig and Barbara Springer76, May 16,

his survivors are his wife, Marie and a

Jacob B. DeWitt '27 died on Aug. 14. 1982, in Grand Rapids, Mich., following a several-month

deaths

illness.

Mr. DeWitt earned his M.S. degree from the The Alumni Office makes every effort to notify University of Iowa. He retiredin 1972 from the readers of alumni deaths as soon as possible, faculty of Western Michigan University. Prior to and, at the same time, to reflect as fully as joining WMU he taught in Iowa, Kansas, and possiblein our write-ups the achievements and Michigan. interests of each individual'slifetime. SomeAmong his survivors are his wife, Mildred; a times we have incomplete information as we son, Howard; a daughter, Marjorie McKee '57; a go to press, since portions of our alumni resister, Joanna Allaben; and a brother, John. cords were destroyed in the Van Raalte Hall Gerald Jack Elenbaas '27 died on Sept 26, 1982, fire of 1980 and other individualfiles are inin Grand Rapids, Mich. complete. We reprint death notices if more He taught and coached in Michigan schools for information becomes availableto us. We ap41 years and is survived by his wife, Lucille;a preciate and encourage reader assistance in the brother, John; and two sisters, Nell Grebel and Jean reportingof alumni deaths.Please include Volkers. newspaper clippingsand recent photographs, if available, plus information which might Joseph R. Esther '35 died on July 26, 1982, in have special interest to Hope readers.

Calif.

Redlands.

Susan Allie '81 died in a boating accident on Aug. 13, 1982, in Linden, Mich. Miss Allie was a teacher in the Weslaco, Texas school system.She was a summer swim instructor at Hope's Dow Center. While at Hope she played varsity field hockey and softballand served as a team trainer.

Among

her survivors are her parents. Bill Allie

and Beverly Allie; a

a book binding firm in Grand Rapids, Mich.

at a

Among

son, George.

an educator in Crowley,La.

Lisa Rogoski '80 is a staff accountant at

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alumni news

MEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, OCTOBER 1982

sister

and a brother.

Catherine Mentink '28 Armstrongdied on Aug. 18, 1982, in Cedar Grove, Wis. Mrs. Armstrong earned her Master of Art's degree in libraryscience from the University of Wisconsin in 1942. She taught school in Wisconsin,Maryland, and Delaware before assuming duties as head librarian at Wm. Penn High School in New Castle, Del. Among her survivors are her husband and stepdaughter, and three sisters.

*

The Rev. Esther graduatedfrom Western TheologicalSeminary. He served the First Reformed Church in Buffalo, N.Y.. In 1942 he and his wife went to China where they served as RCA missionaries.In 1950 they went to the Philippines where they served until their retirement in 1975.

Among

his

survivors are a son, James '63; and

three daughters, Joan Smith '65, and Barbara 71.

Mary

Baxter '67,

Kathrynne Macqueen '49 Howell died on Sept. 30, 1982 in Holland, Michigan. Mrs. Howell was a graduate of the University of Michigan.She was employed by the state of Michigan until 1960. Since then she had devoted her time to family and volunteer activities.

She

is

survived by her husband,Charles; a son,

John; a daughter, Susan; and a brother, John Mac-

queen

'50.

Raymond Huizenga'47 died on

June 29, 1982, in

Hudsonville, Mich., of a heart attack.

Avery Grand Mr. World

D. Baker '50 died on Sept.

9,

1982, in

He received his M.A. degree in guidance and

Rapids, Mich.

counseling from the University of Michigan,and

Baker served with the U.S. Air Corps during

had taught for over 30 years in the Hudsonville

War II. He worked for the juvenile court of MuskegonCounty, Mich., before becoming director of the Ottawa County, Mich., Juvenile Court. In

1957 he moved to Midland where he di retted the Big Brothers program. In 1958, he returned to Holland, Mich., where he served as undersheriff and taught in local schools. He was active in the Holland Kiwanis Club and the VFW. He was a state director of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, co-founder of the Juvenile Court Officer'sAssociation, and served on the Holland Human Relations Commission.

Among

his survivors are his wife, Eleanor; three

sons, William, David, and James; a daughter, Susan

Headworth; and his mother, Bernice Frye.

Martha Beckering

'85 was killed in an automobile

accident on Sept. 12, 1982, near Holland, Mich.

A sophomore at Hope College, Miss Beckering was majoringin business administration. She was a member of the volleyballand tennis teams. She is survived by her parents, Earl and Sereta Beckering of Grand Rapids, Mich.; two sisters, Nancy Bryant and Julie; three brothers, Jerry, Thomas, and David; and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Carlson. Glen Andy Belknap '18 died on Sept. 13, 1982, in South Bend, Ind. He had been a businessmanin Sheffield,Ind. for 48 years. Among his survivors are his wife, Gertrude, and a

son, Lee.

Mary Bosch

cipal

school.

of the junior high

He is survived by his wife, Anne Dethmers '36 Huizenga;a daughter, Rae Reed 71; a brother, Clarence '56; and a sister, Lois '54. Richard F. Keeler '37 died on Oct.

1,

1982 in Rio

Piedras, Puerto Rico. Prior to his retirement, he was a professor at the University of Puerto Rico.

He

received his master's

and doctorate degrees from Michigan State University.

Among ter,

his

survivors are his wife. Pilar;a daugh-

Maria Caparros;

a

son, Richard; his mother,

â&#x20AC;˘Mrs. Richard F. Keeler; and a sister, Grace Sweet.

Margaret Donnelly '25 Martineau died on Aug. 16, 1982, in Muskegon, Mich., following a brief illness.

Mrs. Martineau graduatedfrom Trinity College, Washington,D.C., and completedgraduate studies at the Sorbonne in Paris.At one time she owned and operated a bookstore in Holland, Mich. She was a member of the board of directorsof Donnelly Mirrors.

She is survived by two daughters, Fernande Pruden and Josephte Martineau;a sister, Mary Leonard;and two brothers, John Donnelly and Bernard Donnelly.

Ada Boone '29 Raak

died in Holland, Mich., on

Âť

Sept. 14, 1982, following a lingering illness. Prior to her retirement she taught in area rural

'62 Boerckel died on Sept. 3, 1982,

Mrs. Boerckel earned her master's degree in theatre and communicationsfrom Michigan State University. She was active in the Babylon,N.Y., United MethodistChurch where she directed the James Street Players, a drama group. She is survived by her husband,Winfield; two sons, Winfield and David; three brothers, Randall Bosch '53, Theodore Bosch '56 and David Bosch '58; and a sister, Marthena Fitzpatrick. Frank Bruins, Prep School, believed to be the

oldest former Hope student, died on Sept. 9, 1982, in Laguna Hills, Calif., at the age of 99.

He entered Hope Prep in the

fall of

1897 at the

age of 14 and attended one year. He continued his education in Wisconsin, graduating from Beloit

1982, Indianapolis,Ind. Robert E. Stearns '81 and Cheryl Norman '81, June 12, 1982, Grand Rapids, Mich. John T. Teusink'62 and Camilla Gamm, June 7, 1982 Scot Van Der Meulen '81 and Mary Beth Vandermeer, August 21, 1982, Holland, Mich. Jerry Vande Werken 71 and Patti Ann Gasperini, September 4, 1982 Scott Paul Van Verst '82 and Mary Elizabeth Vosteen '82, August 7, 1982, River Forest, 111. )ohn Votaw '81 and Sue Williams'82, June 12, 1982,

California.

Ann Arbor, Mich.

Clyde Buttles '22 died

Paul Jay Walchenbach '81 and Lynn Comstock '80, July 31, 1982, Herkimer. N.Y. Donald White 78 and Judith Porter, May 30, 1981,

5, 1982.

College. He then entered the Yale.School of Forestry and went to work for the national Forest

farmingfrom which he retiredbefore moving

to

a

Zeeland, Mich, on Oct.

veteran of World

War

1.

is

survived by a brother, Daniel Boone,

Donald E. Te Roller '35

died on Oct. 9, 1982 from a heart attack in Myrtle Beach, S.C., where he was vacationing. Prior to his retirement he owned and operated -the Home FurnaceCo., in St. Joseph, Mich. After he retiredhe and his wife moved to Ocala, Fla. Among his survivors are his wife, GenevieveVan Kolken '36 Te Roller; two sons, Donald and Steven; and a daughter,

Ray Van

Ommen

Mary

Ellen Stuart.

'42 died on Oct. 13, 1982, in

Cleveland, Ohio. A resident of Hilton Head Island, S.C., he was at the Cleveland Clinic at the time of his death. Dr. Van

Ommen

received his M.D. degree from

the University of Michigan.Prior to his retirement

MedicineDepartment.

Among

He is survived by his wife, Ruth; three children; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Over the years more than 20 members of the Brums' family have attended Hope College.

Mr. Buttles was

She

he was head of the Cleveland Clinic'sInternal

Service and lived in Idaho. Later, he turned to

in

schools,completingher career in the ZeelandPublic Schools.

in West Islip, N.Y., from cancer.

J.

Public School system, serving for 14 years as prin-

He

had managed the Vcr Hage Hardware Store in Zeeland. Prior to his retirement in 1970 he was

'45 Van

John

his survivors are his wife, Mary Hadden

Ommen

and four daughters.

Ver Beek '26, professor emeritus of educiC* non, died on Oct. 26. 1982, in Holland, Mich. He was a faculty member at Hope from 1950-1971 and directed the student-teaching and teacher certification programs.Survivors include two sons, John '58 and Carl'59, and a daughter. Jeanne Ritsema '51. His wife Irene preceded him in death in April, 1981. A completedeath notice will be printed in J.


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campus scene Still

NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, OCTOBER 1982

Angels in the Kitchen

6,326 Cakes Later by Laurie Brown For Third Reformed Church of Holland, Mich., a labor of love can be "a piece of cake." In I960, Third Church began a festive project of baking and delivering birthday cakes, much to the delight of many unsuspectingHope students. After 20 years -and 6,326 cakes, the project is still increasing in size and popularity. The birth of the cake guild was created for the church by member Sena Oosterhof, fondly known to many as "Mrs. O." The spry 75-year-oldfounder at first glance looks like a typical grandma, with her black-and-whitecheckeredapron and mis-

and a message could be included. The price of the cake was $3.00. The order blanks were returned and distributed to Mrs. O's circle. Each member bought the ingredients and baked the requested cake. The variety ranged from a boiled raisin cake to a cake in a spring-formpan. The finished product was then delivered by the baker with an attached card.

The project was a huge success — and Mrs. O had acquired her new reputation. "I was flatteredthat students would call me and tell me that their roomate had received a cake baked by me and they were wondering if 1 would bake the same angel food cake for their birthday," she said.

Mrs. O's interest in baking and delivering cakes to Hope students

Wm

from the

stemmed in

part

were third generation Hope graduates. She and her late husband, Willis Oosterhof '28, held many fond memories of Hope College. "They are a neat gang. Hope College has meant everythingto my family," she expressed, enthusiastically.Mrs. O no longer bakes for the cake guild, however, at special request she has been known to bake her fact that her four children

special birthday cakes.

Because of supply and demand, the circle became the cake guild, a function of Third's Reformed Church Women. There are 150 members at Third in the RCW and usually the women bake approximatelyfour cakes per person, per year. "It's a marvelous . project,but the growing difficultyof streamlining the project has made it a lot of work," said Mary Klein '64 Kansfield, president of Third's

Sena Oosterhof of Third Reformed Church, Holland, Mich.,

is

regarded as the founder of

a project which brings birthday cakes to

Hope

students.

RCW.

The project is one that satisfies everyone involved. The church receive the profits to be used for missions and church projects. The net annual profit that Third Church receives is approximately$1000 with last year's, the highest amount, totalling$1450. There were 246 cakes baked last year; the highest number was recorded in 1967 with 402 oven-offerings. The lowest amount baked was in 1980 at 209 cakes. "I find the project very rewarding,"explained Ann Jackson '34 Notier, baker for the guild. "The parents have been so kind, and it's so much fun to see the student's enthusiasimwhen I bring the cake," she said. Lillian Van Raalte Lampen, another baker and a 1937 Hope College graduate, likes to tell her favorite cake story while delivering her tasty birthday greetings:

"When

it

was time

my mother mailed me a birthday birthday,

chievous grin; however, behind this facade

to celebrate

my

faithfullyeach year

hung with modern works of art sharply

cake all the way from Niagra Falls, N.Y. She always painstakingly decorated it and when it arrived, it never failed to look like the postman had stepped on the corner of the cake. I enjoyed receiving the cakes then as I do baking them

contrast with an ebony grand piano and

now!" she

lies a lady of diverse interests.

Stepping into her home

is like

back in time sprinkled with

walking

modern impres-

sionism. Soft green reflectionsoff the walls

furnishings, a

home complementing her

personal style. As an avid crocheter, opera lover, and church volunteer, Mrs.

O

still

manages to keep up her reputation in the kitchen as champion angel food cake baker.Mrs. O attributesthe cake guild idea to her sister-in-lawin Rapids City, S.D. "It sounded like a good money making project ‘-and my circle began the project as an experiment on just the freshman class," she explained. All the birth dates of the incoming students had to be looked up in the registrar'soffice and order blanks to freshmen's parents were sent out. On the order form they could request any tvpe of cake

said.

Several changes have taken place in the

O first began her brainstorming.Computerized lists are sent to Third Church from the college and all students— not just freshmen — are eligible to receive birthday cakes. The orders are to be returned before each semester.Cake selection has been limited to white, yellow, and chocolate cake and white, yellow, and cake guild'since Mrs.

chocolate frosting. Ingredients are

still

paid

by the baker. The price-tag of the cake has doubled^ to $6. There is just one major area that hasn't changed, however: the making and delivering of the birthday cakes for

Displaying kitchen-coolare Ruth Ter Beek and daughters Ann (right) and Sarah.

'Happy Birthday

to

You

'

Being at school on your birthday can be much a celebrationas being at home. Everyone loves a party and with the Third Reformed Church cake project, the party comes to you.. For Beth Anderson,a senior from Okemos, Mich., this birthday was more than an annual milestone: it also marked her fourth and final cake from Third Church bakers. "I wasn't planning on getting a cake this year, because I wasn't sure where I was going to live. But my mom surprised me and had one sent," said Beth. "The idea is really nice and I've been involved in picking out my cakes since my freshman year." The cake projectnot only helps make a birthday more festive; it also appeases farfrom-home students starving for home-baked goodies. For example, Joe Sukkin, a sophomore from Rockey Hill, N.J., couldn't wait to get in a few licks when his birthday cake was delivered by Ruth Lam '65 Ter Beek and her kitchen helpers,daughters Ann and Sarah. Even the foil which covered the cake didn't escape Joe's attention. "As a freshman, I was really surprised with my cake. Someone called me today and told me I would be getting a cake. I thought it was a joke, but I guess it wasn't." Joe planned to host his own birthday party later, provided there was cake left to share. In any case, he and thousands of other Hope students throughoutthe years have Sophomore )oe Sukkin receivesbirthday found a cake-break to be a great release from greetings from Sarah Ter Beek. /the rigors of academic life. just as

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