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Drama Receives National Recognition Approximately450 college or university theatre productions,involving more than 13,000 theatrestudents and faculty members, participated in the American College Theatre Festival, but only six received invitations to participate in the festival in Washington. Other colleges and universities invitedto the national festival are North Carolina A&T University of Greensboro, CentenaryCollege of Shreveport,J-a., Portland State University of Portland,Ore., Gallaudet College of Washington, D.C., and the University of Kansas at

The Hope College Theatre production of Tea and Sympathy, directedby theatre faculty member R. Scott Lank, was selected as one of six productions to appear at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington,D.C. as'a part of the National American College Theatre Festival XV. Performances of the' Hope production are scheduled for the Terrace Theatre at the Kennedy Center on Thursday and Friday,April 21-22. This marks the first time that a Hope theatre production has been invitedto participate on a national level in the American College Theatre Festival. When Tea and Sympathy was performedat Indiana University at South Bend in January, it was the fourth time that Hope had been invitedto participate in a regional festival. Other productions participating at the regional level included Hallelujah (1971), directed by John Tammi; and Bull Moose (1975),and Mack ayd Mabel (1981), directed by former facultymember Donald Finn. The American College Theatre Festival is a joint effort of several organizationsincluding the University and College Theatre Association of the American Theatre Association,the Alliance for Arts Education, the Amoco Companies, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington,D.C.

Lawrence. Tea and Sympathy was first presented by Hofe last October. In the acting company are Dawn Tuttle of McLean, Va., Judy Plazyk, of Elgin, 111., Brian Goodman of Portland, Mich., Michael Geib of Holland, Mich., Dan Doombos of Jenison,Mich., Jonathan Martin of Allendale,Mich., James Gray of Rochester, N.Y., Charles Bell of Muskegon, Mich., Tom Boughman of Rockford, Mich., Kevin Bailey of Rochester, N.Y., and Paul Avedisian of Southfield,Mich. Also accompanyingthe cast will be Diane Hinman, the student theatre major from Scotia, N.Y., who designed the costumes as well as theatre faculty and staff members Lois Dalager-Carder, Michael K. Grindstaff, Michael Gallagher,Joyce F. Smith, and R. Scott Lank.

Biology Student Hope College, senior Timothy Laman has been awarded the highest prize given an undergraduate student researcherin biology. Laman was recently presented the first^ place Frank G. Brooks award for excellencein student research at the national convention of Beta Beta Beta, national honor biological


brain to control body temperature. This study was carried out under the directionof Dr. Christopher Barney, assistant professorof bi-

ology at Hope. Last year, Laman won first place at the district convention of Beta Beta Beta for his work involving an ecological study of snails that serve as intermediate hosts for avian society. schistosomes,a type of blood fluke. The larLaman's work, entitled"The Thermal Responses to Intrahypothalamic Norepinephrine vae of these flukes cause swimmer's itch in huinans. That study was supervised by Dr. in Control and Water Deprived Rats," inHarvey Blankespoor, associate professor of ^ volved the use of rats as models to study the biology. effects of dehydration on the ability of the Tim's parents,Gordon '56 and Evon Southland Laman '57, are missionarieswith the .Reformed Church in America in Tokyo, Japan. Tim has recently been awarded a full scholarshipby Harvard where he will pursue graduate study in the field of neurobiology. During the past three years, six. Hope College biology majors have won awards at district or national Beta' Beta Beta meetings.

CAPAB^AND ADVENTURESOME— That's what regionaljudges saw in the performances of Hope students Dawn Tuttle and Charles Bell (pictured) and other cast members of "Tea and Sympathy," the Hope production which is one of six national finalists in the American College Theatre Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington,D.C., in late April. -

Hope Graduates 118th Former Hope College chaplain William C. Hillegonds '49 will return to campus to deliver the baccalaureatesermon to this year's graduating seniors and their families, and Professor of Philosophy Arthur H. Jentz '56 has been sejected to deliverthe commencement address.

1978-79 and 1981-82. During that period the number



donors increased from 4,672 to 5,315 and



planning an outdoor cere-

In case of rain, the event will be

to the Holland Civic Center. Baccalaureatewill take place on Sundav morning, beginning at 11 a.m. in Dimnent Chapel. The registrar's Office estimates that 488 seniorsare eligible to receivethe bachelor's degree. Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science degrees will be

Hope's 118th graduating class will be honored the weekend of May 7-8 as the College awarded. community celebratesAlumni Day, bacHonorary degrees will be bestowed on Dr. calaureateand commencement. 1. T A or\ t- nt Gp»ntml at the Holland Kenneth ,. Weller '48, president of Centra. College in Pella, Iowa, the Rev. Arie Brouwer Municipal Stadium on Suriday, May 8, at 3 '56, presidentof the General Synod of the p.m., weather permitting.This year is the Reformed Church in America, and the Rev. •

Alumni Donors Recognized The alumni annual giving program at Hope College has been selected a finalist in the sustained performance category in the 1983 U.S. Steel Alumni Giving IncentiveAwards program, according to the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). This program, now in its 24th year, recognizes those institutions and their alumni that have made a significant and successfulcommitment to encourage privatevoluntary support to education. Hope became a finalist for its outstanding performance in both the number of donors and the dollar value of gifts to the alumni annual funds over a four year period between

first time

mony. moved


contributionsgrew from S390,097 to




Hillegonds. Dr. Jentz joined Hope's faculty in 1962. He is currently serving a second term as faculty representativeto the College's Board of Trustees. In 1968 he was awarded with the Hope Outstanding Professor-EducatorAward by se-

lection of the senior class. $506,573. Among the courses Jentz teaches is a popuLast year alumni participationin the annual continued on page 2 fund totaled 40 percent compared to a national average of 17 percent. Hope alumni appear to be on their way toward another record campaign this year. Through the end of February there were 5,084 donors with contributionstotaling $499,838. The goal this year is $600,000 from

6,000 alumni. Alumni donors to this year's annual fund are being given a free copy of the new Alumni Directory. College officialsreported that the supply of directories is dwindling and predictedthat the originalorder of 5,500 copies will be gone before the annual fund campaign concludes on June 30.




Hope Coordinates Corporate Fitness


by Laurie Brown



staff, and finally the

community," explained


As Americans are increasinglybeing caught up in the fitness revolution,more and more companieshave been finding it in their own best interest to encourage their employees to keep physicallyfit. Executives at Donnelly Mirrors, Inc., of Holland, Mich, have become firm believersin keeping their employeeson their toes as they became the first company to participate in a corporate fitness program at Dow Health and Physical Education Center at Hope College. Under the supervision of Dr. George Kraft, associate protessor of physical education and

program director of Dow, a packaged corpoprogram was offered that included, the goals of a company task force. "We looked at programs that could provide good cardiovascularexerciseon a regular basis, something that was educationaland in our price range and, most important— that would be fun!" explained Leah McAndrew, task force member and company nurse at Donnelly Mirrors. One of the long range goals of the Dow when it opened its doors in the fall of 78 was rate

to involve corporations in exerciseprograms.

"The original idea was first to meet the needs of the students,then the facultyand

"Our main goal for the corporate fitness program was to become involved in providing regular varied physical activities that will produce cardiovascularbenefits, and also offer an educational base."

The overwhelming enthusiasm to the corporate fitness program prompted 90 people to sign up, eager to begin trimming and toning. The group was split in two sessions, one beginning in January and the second beginning in April. "Because it was not restricted to any employee category, we had a large cross-section of people willing to participate— from the boss right down to the blue collar workers," expressed Kay Hubbard, systems manager. The total fitness program was designed much like the Health Dynamics program offered to incoming Hope freshrrien, to increase awareness of physical fitness. With this goal in mind, 36 Donnelly employees set out to fight fat beginning in early January. A pre-testingprogram began with a body composition test — in what has been lovingly named by the Hope students "the fat tank." Through a process of underwater and land weighing, the proportion of body fat is determined. An exerciseevaluation determin-

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He is a graduate of Western Theological Seminary and received a master's degree in counseling from Dubuque University. Honorary degree recipient Arie Brouwer has been general secretary of the Reformed Church in America since 1977. He previously served the denominationas executive secretary and before that was secretary for program. -He is expected to take up duties in September as deputy general secretaryof the World Council of Churches.

He has held leadershippositionswithin the National Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches, including the chairmanship of a special committee on U.S./USSR church relations. He recently completed a term as vice president of Bread for the World, a Christian citizens group devoted to the

as the level of cardiovascularfitness.

The three-months-long exercisecomponeht of the fitness program involved activities to utilize cardiovascularefficiencythrough jogging, circuit training, aerobic dance and swimming. Many participantsconfessed that they had never exercised regularly before, and for awhile moans and groans about aching muscles could be heard. Yet the end results seemed well worth the pain. "I really feel I can get the best workout from a combination of exercising,"explained Dennis Betz, engineer for the corporate labs. "I realized I had a long way to go whert I first began lifting weights, because young Hope co-eds would come and tear the machines off the wall." The total fitness program also included education to encompass life-style. Taught by Hope professors,seminars were offered on exercise, stress management, and diet and

lar senior seminar on the topic of business and ethics. He holds the B.D. degree from New BrunswickTheological Seminary and the Ph.D. from Columbia University. The Rev. Hillegonds is senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor. He was at Hope as chaplain during the years 1965-1978.After a pastoratein Pella, Iowa,

he accepted his present positionin 1980. Before coming to Hope he served churches in Chatham and Rochester, N.Y., and in Hol-land, Mich.

es cardiovascularresponse to exerciseas well


The Hope facultypromotersof physical Dow believe that exerciseis the key to making life-style changes. To the delight fitness at

of many employees, positive.changes did occur.



Seminary,Brouwer served churches in Byron Center, Mich., and Passaic, N.J. early in his career.

He attended NorthwesternCollege for two years before transferringto Hope. Kenneth Weller has been president of Central College since 1969. For 20 years prior he taught economicsand coached football and tennis at Hope. He was electedDivision III vice president of the National College Athletic Association at the 1983 convention, and has previously been active in the NCAA as a member of several steeringand planning committees.

"I feel like a million bucks," explained Betz, "and I think I could now do justice to those weight machines.""I've lost six pounds and I'm so proud I almost broke my arm patting myself on the back," exclaimed Vern Nienhuis, production inventory control

Some employeesare contemplating getting tremen-

a pair of suspenders because of their

dous weight loss. Others agreed that they would think twice about devouring a bowl of butter pecan ice cream. appears that the benefits of a corporate program outweighthe costs. "Ideallywe would like to think that this fitness program would increasewellness and decrease heart attacks and high blood pressure. However, at this stage there is too small of a percentage involved to say," explained It


McAndrew. "Corporate fitness programsare becoming it is definitely taking, on a mushroom effect," replied Kraft. "Corporations are finding that some of the fringe benefitsto such progra'ms are that fit workers are better workers — absent less often and filing fewer costly medical claims that send health insurance premiums sky-rocketing." However, John Donnelly, Jr., manufacturing manager and part of the task force team, didn't need statisticsto be sold on benefits because he already had a strong commitment to physical fitness.

more popular and

how physihave been trying to run every day for the last five years. This has really been helpful to my work performance and how sharp I feel," he said. "In that sense, it is a positive impact for a company to encourage their employeesto become involved in exercise." "I can only speak for myself on

cal exercisehas helped




Dirkse Appointed


Dean of Students

Lament Dirkse has been appointed dean of students at Hope College effective July 1, He was president of the Iowa Association of according to President Gordon J. Van Wylen. Independent Colleges and Universitiesduring Dirkse, who presently is professor of educa1974-75,president of the Iowa College Fountion at Hope, will succeed Michael Gerrie who dation in 1976—77 and a member of the has resigned effective June 30 in order to executive committee of the Governor's Econoenter privatebusiness outside Michigan. cause of equitabledistributionof the world's my Committee in Iowa in 1979. food supply. "The office of dean of students plays a vital He holds a master's and doctorate from the role in the life of Hope College," observed A graduate of New BrunswickTheological University of Michigan. President Van Wylen. "I have confidence that Prof. Dirkse will give outstanding leadership and continue the tradition of excellencein regard to student life at Hope." Dirkse has been a member of the Hope faculty since 1964. He holds the academic rank of full professor and was chairmanof Vol. 14, No. A ril 1983 the education departmentfrom 1968-75. He Published for Alumni, Friends and Parents of Hope College. Should you receive more^han is presently serving as president of the Michione copy, please pass it on to someone in your community. An overlap of Hope College gan Association of Colleges for Teacher Educonstituenciesmakes duplicationsometimes unavoidable. cation and is a past president of the Michigan Association of Teacher Educators. Editor: Tom Renner '67 Twice he had directedan overseas program AssociateEditor: Eileen Verduin Beyer ’70 for student teachers in Brussels (1977) and Editorial Staff: Laurie Brown '84, Dick Hoekstra'84 the Netherlands (1981). Design: Richard Angstadt '69 Dirkse received the A. 6. from Hope ColPhoto Staff: David Sundin ’83. Randy Warren '84, Kris Veldheer '84. Eric Hansen '85 lege in 1950, the M.A. from Northwestern Official publication:news from Hope College USPS 785-720 is published during February, University and the Ed.D. from Michigan April, June August, October and December by Hope College,85 East 12th Street, Holland, State University. Michigan 49423 Prior to joining the Hope facultyhe served Second class postage paid at Holland, Michigan 49423 and additionaloffices of entry as an elementary school principalin the Postmaster: Send address changes to News from Hope College, Holland MI 49423 Grand Haven system and was coordinator of


news from


the student teacher-internprogram for Western Michigan University in the Muskegon area.

Dirkse and his wife. Ruth DeGraaf Dirkse '50 have served as "head residentsof Voorhecs Hall on the Hope campus the past two school years. Their three children,David 73, Susan 77, and Nancy '81, are all Hope graduates. President Van Wylen announced that Dirkse will continue to maintain his involvement m .he education demrtmrm -



campus scene


Alumni Honor The well-establishedreputationof Hope College'spremedical program will be highlighted when two doctors receivethis year's Distinguished Alumnus Awards.

Pair for

Medical Service

Children in St. Paul, Minn. He began his family practice in Drenthe in 1932. He was a three-term presidentof the Dr. Gerrit Kemme '26, who retired in 1981 Ottawa County Medical Society and also was after 50 yedrs of practice in and around Drenthe, Mich., and Dr. Dirk Mouw '29, who presidentof the West MichiganAcademy of Family Physicians.In 1975 he was named has practiced in Grand Rapids, Mich., for "Doctor of the Year" by the MichiganAcademore than 40 years, will each receive the my of Family Physicians.He is a fellow and Alumni Association'shighest recognitionat charter member of the American Academy of the Alumni Dinner on May 7 in Phelps Hall Family Physicians.His career also included on Hope's campus. The event begins with a service as chief of staff at Zeeland Hospital.A punch bowl at 5:00 p.m. Dinner will be member of the Zeeland Hospital Board for 26 served at 6:15. Tickets are available through the Alumni Office or, space permitting,at the years, he was instrumental in the development of a modern health care facility for that door. community. He has also been a staff doctor at Fifty individualshave received DisHolland Community Hospital. tinguished Alumnus/Alumnaawards since During his career, Kemme deliveredover the program was initiated in 1970. Nomina4,000 babies and once cross-country skiedtions come from the alumni bodyr-at-large and the Alumni Board selects from those nomina- more than four miles in a blinding snowstorm to get to one of his patients. tions by vote. Active in his community, Kemme is a This year's recipients are both general pracmember of Drenthe Christian Reformed titioners who have distinguishedthemselves Church and the Zeeland Lions Club, serving by their compassionate and unselfishservice as chairman of the Eye Bank Committee for within the health care profession.Although many years. He has served three stints in their professionallives have spanned roughly mission hospitalsin Rehobeth, N.M., in conthe same era, they are contrastedby the fact junction with his membership in the Christhat Kemme has been a "country doctor" tian Medical- Society. while Mouw has practicedwithin a deterioratKemme was an active participant in Hope ing urban setting. College's Build Hope fund-raisingproject of Dr. Kemme, whose boyhood dream was to become a doctor, was a charter member of the the early 1970s arid has supported many alumni programs over the years. He is marHope College pre-med society. He earned his ried to his former classmate,Mildred Ra- _ medical degree from the University of Michimaker Kemme. After Kemme had become a gan in 1930 and completed an internshipat

Religion Prof 'Cy'

who were unable

to pay their bills. has been a staff member at St. Mary's Hospital throughout his career and for nearly 15 years he was on the staff of the Mercy Central School of Nursing. Having been a coach during his years as a high school teacher,Mouw has had an abiding interest in young people and athletics. He served for many years as athletic physician for two Grand Rapids high schools and continues to examine students for athletics. Mouw continues to make house calls,as he has throughout his years of practice. Because many of his patients are elderlynow, he visits 15 nursing homes each week. He has been a Boy Scout leader, a Big Brother to three fatherless children who are now grown, an elder and deacon at Garfield Park Reformed Church and a board member of Health InternationalMinistries,the School for HandicappedChildren and Brown Nursing


Harper Hospital in Detroit.A residency followed at Gillette State Hospital for Crippled




widower, the tv^o remet at a Hope class reunion and subsequently married. Kemme is the father of two daughters, Mary Lou Kemme and Donna Mae Christensen. Dr. Mouw was a teacher for seven years at a elementary school near Jamestown, Mich., and later at Hudsonville (Mich.) High School — before entering MarquetteUniversity Medical School in 1937. He graduated in 1940 and came to Grand Rapids is an intern at St. Mary's Hospital. Pfe practicedfor one year and then enlisted as a medical officer in the U.S. Army, where he served four years. Discharged as a major in early 1947, he and his family returned to Grand Rapids where he opened an office in the downtown area. His practice encompassedmany familiesof low incomes and Mouw frequently provided medical services free of charge to his many pa-


Home He

in is

Grand Rapids.

a past presidentand secrefary-trea-

surer of the West Michigan Chapter of the Academy of General Practice and a member of the American Academy of General Practice, the Kent County Medical Society,the Michigan State Medical Society and the American Medical Association. In recent years he has been involved in sponsorship of an evangelicalmissionary, two immigrantdoctors and a refugee family. He is married to the former Sarah Dykstra '37. They are the parents of two sons, Dirk J. '67 and David Richard '64, and a daughter •

Sally '76.


Professor of Religion Henry ("Cy") Voogd, who joined Hope's faculty in 1947, will retiie this spring,announcesDavid G. Marker, provost. For 25 of his 36 years of service to Hope, Voogd provided leadershipto the department of religion as acting head during the years 1952-60 and as formal chairmanduring

1960-76. , Under his long-term guidance, the department grew from a "servicedepartment"existing to provide the College'srequired

courses in Bible to its current full-scoped program which Provost Marker describesas "an academically sound and balanced program in the humanities curriculum." Courses are now offered in all major areas of religious

Hope Heads Summer Theatre Susan

studies — biblical, historical, theological, cultural and world religions.

A major

The appointmentof Susan Hope as artistic Hope Summer Repertory Theatre for the 1983 season has been announced. Hope will fill a positionheld the past 11 years by John Tammi, a member of the Hope 'College theatre faculty who is on sabbatical

in religion

director of the

has been available since 1962. Other accomplishmentsinclude Voogd's instrumental role in inaugurating the Ddhforth program of guest lectureshipsat Hope in the early 1950s and the establishment and direction of a religion scholarshipprogram to provide incentivefor superior students interestedin vocations of church and social service.

Current chairman of the department of religion, Elton J. Bruins '50, speaks of his retiring colleague's"major contributionsto Hope College, its academic life and its relationshipto the Hope College constituency." "He has taught a multitude of students during his years of service,"Bruins notes. "Before there was a college chaplain,Cy administered the chapel program and was responsible for the morning chapel speakers. . . . "In spite of very heavy teaching responsibilitiesand the chairmanship of the department, he was a vital link with the churches in the denomination, where he is respectedas a' preacher and very much in demand. Yet he was able to produce scholary writing and published a book. Above all, members of the department and his students cherish his unfailing good humor and bright spirit." An expert in Old Testamenthistory and theology, Voogd has authored a number of articles appearing in scholarlyjournals and in

intertestqmentaryperiod. Seedtime and Harvest. Despite his involvement in administrative tasks, Voogd maintained an unflagging interest in teaching,prompting him to restructure totally his teaching approach after retiring from the chairmanship six years ago in order to encompass focus on student projects and individualresearch as well as an issue-orientedapproach to the teaching of biblical studies. "1 think that it is remarkable, although not

uncommon at Hope, for someone less

than a decade away from retirement deciding to try an entirelynew approach to teaching. It is this kind of commitment which makes Hope such a special place and makes Professor Voogd so deserving of special recognition," notes Jacob Nyenhuis,dean for the arts and humanities. A 1941 graduate of Hope, Voogd earned the divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary in 1947. He is an ordained minister

served churches in Prattsville, N.Y., and Clover Hill, N.J., before coming to Hope. He has done biblical and archaeologicalresearch in Israel on two occasions and is active in a number of professionalsocieties, including the Society of Biblical Literature, The American Society of Oriental Research and The Chicago Society of Biblical Research. He is active in the Danforth Associationand has directeda regional conference for that organization. Looking back over his career at Hope, Voogd highlightsthe "extraordinary rapport" he has known with colleaguesas well as "the privilege of interactingwith countless students of several generations in their fluid years of choice and decision." His retirement plans include another visit to the Near East and the authorship of a series of Old Testament biblical study units for church use.


is married to the former Helen

son '45.



leave this year. Mary Schakel ’69 will continue as managing director of the repertory theatre which is scheduled to begin its 12th season on July 1 in the main theatre of the DeWitt Center on the Hope College campus. Four productions will be presented in repertory through Sept. 3.

A professionaldirector in Chicago, Hope has spent three seasons with the Hope Summer Repertory Theatre— two as artisticdirector of the Children's Performance Troupe and as director of The Miracle Worker in 1980. She is presently associate artisticdirectorat the nationallyacclaimed Wisdom Bridge Theatre in Chicago and is the residentdrama instructorat the HighlandPark School for the Performing Arts. In addition,Hope was the literary manager of Travel Light Theatre in Chicago for two years. She did her M.A. and M.F.A. work in directing at Indiana University, Bloomington, where she was artisticdirector/founderof the Six Bit Players,Inc. Hope has been seen in national and local television commercials. A newlywed, she is married to Jerry S. Goldberg, a Chicago artnrnpv


calendar of events


What's Happening



1983—84 College Calendar Fall Semester Aug. 27 — Residence Halls Open, 8 a.m. Aug. 27-29 — Freshmen Orientation Aug. 30 — Late Registration10 a.m. -Noon Aug. 30 — Classes Begin, 8 a.m.; Formal Convocation (evening) Sept. 5 — Labor Day, Classes in Session Sept. 7 — Last Day to Enroll for Credit Oct. 7 — Fall Recess Begins, 6 p.m. Oct. 12 — Fall Recess Ends, 8 a.m. Oct. 14-16 — Homecoming Weekend Oct. 28-30 — Parents' Weekend Nov. 24 — ThanksgivingRecess Begins, 8 a.m. Nov. 28— ThanksgivingRecess Ends, 8 a.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 2 — Registrationfor Spring Semester1984 Dec. 9 — Last Day of Classes Dec. 12-16 — Semester Examinations

Spring Semester Jan. 8 — Residence Halls Open, Noon Jan. 9— Registrationfor New Students, 2-4 p.m. Jan. 10 — Classes Begin, 8 a.m. 19 — Last Day to Enroll for Credit; Last Day Courses Feb. 17 — Winter Recess Begins, 6 p.m. Feb. 22 — Winter Recess Ends, 8 a.m. March 8 — Critical Issues Symposium (classes not March 23 — Spring Recess Begins, 6 p.m. April 2 — Residence Halls Open, Noon




in session)

April 3 — Spring Recess Ends, 8 a.m. April .9-13— Registrationfor Fall Semester1984-85 April 20 — Good Friday; Classes Dismissed at 12:30 p.m. April 27— May Day; Classes Dismissed at 12:30 p.m. Apr. 30-May 4 — SemesterExaminations

May 5 — Alumni Day May 6 — Baccalaureateand Commencement

May Term


May 7 — Registration,8 a.m. -Noon May 7 — Classes Begin in Afternoon May 25 — May Term Ends

June Term May May


— Registration,8 a.m. -Noon — Classes Begin in Afternoon June 15 — June Term Ends 29




Location — Dow Health and Physical Education Center, Hope College campus.

June 18 — Registration,8-10 a.m. June 18 — Classes begin in Afternoon July 4 — Classes not in Session July 27 — Summer Session Ends

American Society of Church Histoiy The spring conference of the American Society of Church History will be held at Hope College from April 21-23. Dr. Dennis N. Voskuil of the Hope religion departmentwill be the host. Participationwill be by reservation.For further information contact Dr. Voskuil at 616-392-5111, ext. 3107.

August Seminars


Regional Meetings

ext. 3270) for

The Alumni Office sponsors a series of nationwide regional meetings for alumni, parents, and friendsduring the year. Local chairpersons and committeesplan the event. A new slide/tapeprogram about the College is being shown.

•Swim Camp: July 11-15, 8:30 a.m.— Noon. Boys and Girls ages 12-17. •BasketballSchool: July 11-22. Boys entering 5th — 12th

American Painting The history of American art, with concentration on the art of the nineteenth century as it relates to American visions, traditions, and values.

Twentieth-Century Non-fiction Nature Writers A considerationof writers who explore the natural world and our place in it: Eiseley, McPhee, Mowat, and Van Der Post.

Dow Center includes three basketballcourts, running track, weight room, swimming pool with diving area, and modem dance studio. Lockers and showers Facilities —


Additional Information — Call the Program Director, George Kraft, or each activity director 616-392-5111, ext.

Summer Memberships Available.Call Dow

Washington,D.C. May — Grand Rapids, date to be announced June

— 2 in Rochester, N.Y., 3


Albany-Schenectady, N.Y.

For further information contact the Alumni Office (616) 392-5111, ext. 2060

Playbill The final theatre production of the academic year will be Samuel Beckett'sWaiting For Godot and will be presented April 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. and April 29 and 30 at both 7 and 10 p.m. in the main theatre of the DeWitt Center. To reserve tickets call 616-392-1449daily except Sunday from ^ 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Six days of classes (9 a.m. to noon) August 8-13. One or two hours undergraduate or graduate credit possible.

at the

Explorientation'83, for high school students who have completed the sophomore or junior year, is intended to help students explore the possibilities of a college education. There are classroom experiences,extracurricular activities and free time. Students will live in collegehousing, learn from collegeprofessorsand operate on a collegeschedule. For further information contact Mary Kraai at the Admissions Office,(616)392-5111, ext. 2200.

April — 21 in

Session (1984)


Explorientation ’83 July 31- August 6


Office (392-5111


Summer Programs

grades. •Soccer School: July 25-29, morning hours. Boys entering 4th — 9th grades.

•Swimming Lessons: June 13-23 and June 27-JuIy and Girls entering 1st — 6th grades.



Spring Computer Workshops Beginning BASIC Programming (Four Tuesday evenings in May beginning May


This non-credit course is intended for those who want to learn how computersdo what they do, and those who have no prior knowledge of the BASIC programming language. You will learn what a computer is and how it operates,how to operate the TRS-80 microcomputer, and learn some fundamentalinstructionsin the BASIC programming language. Fee S60.

Intermediate BASIC Programming (Four Thursdays in May beginning May 5) This non-credit course is intended for those who are familiar with fundamentalinstructionsin the BASIC programming language. You will learn about the use of random numbers, data files, graphics,sorting techniques, ROM routineson the TRS-80. Fee $60. For further information cpntacf the Registrar,616-392-5111, ext. 2020.

Creativity in the Elementary Grades Primarily a brainstorming, brainhurricaning week to help for, children devel-

anyone who works with or is concerned oping means to enhance creativity.

Writing Journals A workshop designed for novice or experienced journal keepers. A week of writing with strategies enough to keep you going for years. A course


contemporaryfiction will announced.

also be offered.The

topic and professor to be

For further information contact the Registrar,616-392-5111 ext. 2020.

Double Reed A week


on oboe and bassoon for high school students from July 24—30 on the Hope campus or from Aug. 21-27 at MaplehurstCamp near Traverse City. Directed by Gail Warnaar of Hope music faculty. For descriptivebrochure write Hope College Music Department, Holland MI 49423. of concentrated study

Triennial Assembly The Eighth Triennial Assembly of the Women of the Reformed Church in America will be held May 23-27 at Hope College. The theme for the assembly, which is expected to attract 2,000 women, is "God Is Utterly Dependable." The week of activities will include special speakers, music, seminars, recreationand fellowship.

Elderhostel Two

sessions of Elderhostelwill be held on the Hope College Campus- this summer. Elderhostelis a network of over 600 educational institutions which offer special shortterm, residential, academic programs for older adults. The aim of Elderhostelis to provide intellectual stimulation and the adventure of new experiences.


first session of Elderhostelwill be July 10-16 and the Second from July 30-Aug. 6. The cost per session is S180, including room and board. For further information contact Elderhostel,100 Boylston St., Boston




campus scene



the department

gram was


Halo Stigma by Eileen Beyer



Religion met in January, one of


the American


risked the guess that

"every religion department from Springfield, Mo., to the tip of is



endangered, whether the depart-



is guidance within the Reformed tradition,"says religion major Bruce Kuiper, a senior from Grand Rapids, Mich. "Within the classroom there is never indoctrination but always an openness to different philosophical views. But the guidance is always there — and available at any time. I think that's an


asset to a Christian college." For a long time religion majors have carried a "halo stigma" on

other institutions. different from most in-

today. But he believes that the de-

component in

partment is now widely regarded as an academic heavyweight, and it's his impression that was not always so in


core curriculum (required courses). as part of the

the past.

humanities requirement," notes Bruins. "In addition, we share substantiallyin teaching courses which fulfill the senior seminar requirement, which is an outgrowth of the

Kuiper says his study of religion at has been approached with and characterized by objectivity,but the result has been a deepening of his


old senior Bible course. Therefore,

Award was

we have double the number of faculty members as you'd find in most

four of its recipientshave

our size. We are not dependent on our majors for the strength of the department." Bruins says that the department now graduates about 25 majors each year, and the overwhelming majority

No formal Bible department was

initiated10 years ago,

come from

the religion department reservoir.

"We do

religion departments at colleges of

stress good teaching and


think, as a result, the department has

of these intend to

good reputation on campus. No one feels the need to gun us down," Bruins claims. Of course, one would correctly assume that the study of Bible has always occupied a fairly important'

or enter other

position in the curriculum. of


become ministers church vocations. The

of religion majors peaked in



College. In its earliest days, a major

However, approximately 1,500 students enroll in departmental courses each year, and Bruins points

purpose of the institutionwas to meet the need for an academic pro-

out that religion is a popular choice

missionaries and teachers. Early

with other academic interests through either a double major or a minor field of study. Bruins would be the first to admit that the religion department is propped by Hope's philosophical commitment as an institution,but, he insists, it also possesses ample freestanding strengths. He's proud to point out that since the annual Hope

coursework stressed religious training combined with rigid classical programs. For eight years, from 1869-77, the College operated a formal theological department which enrolled seminary classes. Although this program was dropped because of dire financialdifficulties, the College was by no means ready to drift away from a nrnpram nf religious instruction.


at 50.

as a link-up


pus, and Kuiper says that abides even

stitutionsin that courses in religion

lumped in

the faculty there is accep-

tance of diverse opinions, and yet

ments have come to view themselves as endangered species. But the chairman of Hope College's department of religion,Elton Bruins, says that although there aren't as many religion majors as there used to be, the department is exempt from the downward slant which threatens

are not

and diversity in both

people and courses offered by the

reer-oriented, many religion depart-


will retire this spring (see

Indications are that students appre-

partments across the country, which thrived during the humanities'heyday in the 1960s and early 1970s, are now suffering a decline in majors. As students have become increasingly ca-

here are a distinct


ciate the variety

the unarguable fact that religion de-


majors pro-

story, page 3).

ment chairman knows it or not." This gloomy predication arose from



Along with a new diversity in curriculum has come a diversity of faculty specialties. Today's religion professors sometimes seem to hold little more in common than a nearfrenetic love of ping-pong matches in the Lubbers Hall faculty lounge. The variety of the department'sspecializations stretched even more this past year with the addition of Dr. Boyd H. Wilson to the faculty. He is Hope's first professor whose primary academic preparation has been in world religions.This semester this newest addition to the department has been team-teachinga course on Islam with Professor Voogd, the department'smember of longest stand-




plotted in the late 1950s.


to prepare Christian ministers,




deeper understanding of re-

founded until the Kollen presidency (1893-1911), but the 1895 establish-

ligion emerges


the myths, supply the facts and then

of a chair of Bible indicates a

high priority for this area of study. The sentiments voiced by President Ame Vennema in his 1913 inaugural address have been implicit in all the decades following:


shall give

the Bible an important place in the

curriculum and it will not be classed an elective. study." For





were required to enroll in a Bible course each year. Today's requirement is a total of two courses in religion,plus an interdisciplinary seminar in the senior year to encourage a personal assessment of one's educational and life views. Another recent development has been a switch in the thrust of the department, away from monotypic Biblical studies to- "a full orbed academic department with highly

have the

when you



faith step in."

"I felt that the religion major

would not only prepare me for church work but would also encour-

grow personally in my faith," echoes Nancy Brumm, a senior from Okemos, Mich. "With the kinds of goals and purposes that we as a College have, we




need to have a good religion department," notes Professor Bruins. By all indications,Hope's department is secure, with no roller-coaster plunges anticipated. "I haven't sensed that there's ever been any serious thought given to diminishingthe role of the religion department at Hope, due to the nature of the College.


the years

qualified specialists in all areas of

Hope has stayed on track in its commitment to be a Christian, liberal arts college. That commitment has

religious studies," by description of

required a strong religion depart-


Henry Voogd, who headed

ment," Bruins concludes.






APRIL 1983


Dutch Keep All-Sports Grasp undefeated at the Holland Civic Center during the regular season (10-0) before hosting the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional, where they defeated John Carroll University of Cleveland, Ohio before losing to Wittenberg University,which advanced to the national finals. The highlight of the home schedule was a 94-65 rout of Calvin on live regional television. The team's balance this season was evidenced by the distributionof individualhon, ors. Henry and Schuiling were voted to the all-MIAA first team while Heerdt earned second team honors. Teammates voted Heerdt the season's most valuable player and sportswriters/broadcasterselertedHeerdt and Henry to the all-tournament team at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional. Heerdt, Henry and , Schuiling all received MIAA player of the week recognitionduring the season. Henry was voted the Michigan collegebasketball player of the month in' February by the Michigan BasketballAdvisory Council. The MIAA championshipwas Hope's 20th and is the most ever captured by a league school. Over the past three seasons Hope has posted a 30-6 record against league opponents.

Under Coach Glenn Van Wieren the Dutchmen the past two seasons "have gone 36-7. Van Wieren's six-year coaching record at Hope is 81-54. Sophomore Dan Gustad of Manisteewas voted the team's most improved player, and the tri-captains"of the 1983-84 Dutchmen will be Heerdt, Henry, and Schuiling. Freshman Scott Gelander of St. Joseph, who averaged a record 21.5 points per game, was voted most valuable player on the men's jayvee basketballsquad while freshman Ralph Gillies of Traverse City was voted most improved. The JVs, under Coach Gregg Afman, won their last five games in a row, posting an 11-7 record.

WOMEN'S SWIMMING MST 'BREAK—Junior Todd Schuiling was

vital part of hottest shooting in history as he led transitionoffense from point guard.

by Dick Hoekstra '84 Hope College is again ahead of the conference pack and racing toward its fourth consecutive Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) all-sports championship. The Dutch helped increasetheir lead .by winning league championshipsin men's basketball and women's swimming. The men's basketballteam reached the regional finals for the second straight season before being eliminated by eventual national champion WittenbergUniversity.

Hope basketballteam

Under first-year coach Mike Landis, the Hope women's swimming team claimed their fourth consecutive conference championship

Schuiling of Grand Rapids 13.0, sophomore John Klunder of Grand Rapids 10.4, and sophomore Dave Beckman of Shelby 10.0. The Dutchmen establisheda new school record for consecutive victories by winning 16 in-a-row. The previous record was 14 straight over the 1945-46 and 46-47 seasons. For the second consecutive year, Hope was ranked nationallyfor most of the season. It was rated fifth in the final NCAA Division III poll, having reached as high as third in previous weeks.

after finishing7-0 overalland 5-0 in the


dual season.

Nine Flying Dutch swimmers qualified for nationals:Juniors Mary DeVries of Holland and Sarah Souter of Grand Rapids in the one and three meter diving,junior Irene Wang of Holland in the 50 and 100 yard breaststroke, and freshman Connie Kramer of Grandville in the 100 yard freestyle.

The 800 freestylerelay team of sophomore Neddie Haven of Lansing, freshman Caroline VanderKuy of Holland, sophomore Katie Andree of Holland, and Kramer qualifiedfor the

Also again this season, the Dutchmen went

The women's swimming team qualified nine swimmers and divers for the NCAA Division III national meet, while the men's swimming team qualified four swimmers. At the end of winter competition, Hope



tournamentbid with the help









The hottestshooting squad in Hope history at 53.4% featured a startingfive which, for only the second time in Hope history,each averaged better than 10 points per game. Junior center Jeff Heerdt of Elmhurst, 111. team in scoring with a 17 points per game average followed by sophomore Chip Henry of Kentwood at 16.8, junior Todd


' iflaitiiigia^^ .

of hot shooting

and balanced scoring.

led the



claimed their second

freestyle relay; the 200 freestyle relay



VanArk, VanderPloeg, Andree, and senior Kathy Breyfogle of Kalamazoo;,the 400 freestyle relay of VanArk, VanderKuy, Haven, and Kramer; DeVries in the one and three

meter diving; Wang in the 50 and 100 breast stroke and the 100 individual medley; Kram{ in the 200 freestyle and 50 backstroke; and * Haven in the 200 individual medley. DeVries, Haven, Kramer, and Wang were selected all-MIAA in the first year the honor have been given to women.

The team, which established

six school re-1

cords, chose to maintain its tradition of not


giving individualhonors in recognition of the team effort in wirining the MIAA


MEN'S SWIMMING The men's swimming team qualifiedfour swimmers for nationals, and grabbed three first places in the




Coach Mike Landis' first year at the helm. The Flying Dutchmen, 3-5 overall and 2-2


in the conference,wound up in third place in

the MIAA after losing by 11 and 10 points to second place Calvin in the dual and loop meet

freestyle relay consisting of fresh-

Columbus, Ind. and sophomore Tim Dykema of Holland, claimed a gold medal at the MIAA meet and qualified for the nationals. Dykema in the 500 freestyle and Little in the 1,650 freestyle were the other event winners. Dykema, Romano, and Stuk were chosen all-MIAA, while Dykema was recognized by his team as most valuable and Romano as most improved. The Dutchmen also set 12 school records.

The all-sports race is based on the cumulative performance of men's and women's performances.

11-1 in the

Winning 12 gold medals in the conference meet were the 200 medley relay; the 800 4

The 800

vin with 83, Albion 74, Alma 72, Kalamazoo

straight outright conference title and


nationals,as did the 200 medley relay of < Kramer, Wang, freshman Jane VanderPloeg' of Lansing, and freshman Beth VanArk of Holland.

man Tim Stuk of Muskegon, sophomore Rex Romano of Holland, sophomore Jay Little of

55, Adrian and Olivet 42 each.



___ UP — Hope wrestlers finished thii

respectively. '

totaled 98 all-sports points,followed by Cal-

The Flying Dutchmen, 19-4

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DeVries was MIAA diving champion on both the one and three meter boards and qualified for nationalsfor third straightye sear.

New coach Jamie Hosford led a small bi dedicated band of grapplers to a 7-4 pveral and 2-2 MIAA record good for third place. Freshman Blaine Newhouse of Zeeland, wrestling at 190 pounds, set a new record wins in a season, registering a 26-9 overal mark



campus scene Broader Horizons Await Student

Radio Station by Laurie Brown '84 Watts new



Hope College? WTHS, the

student-organizedradio station just keeps getting bigger and better as they begin the process of expanding to a 250 watt FM open air station.


»(• 'i.



WOMEN'S BASKETBALL 1982-83 season, the Flying Dutch posted a 10-12 overall and 5-7 MIAA mark under Coach Marj Snyder, finishingin fifth In the




most valuable wrestler. Junior Jeff Machiela of Zeeland was chosen the “maguba" (most outstanding wrestler)as he-finished22-14 wrestling at 167 pounds. Freshman Steve Cramer of Ada was picked most improved, and tri-captains of the 1983-84 team will be Machiela, Newhouse, and freshman Keith DeVries of Jenison,who recordeda 21-9 mark while wrestling at 177


I ; I•

Freshman Karen Gingras of Lansing was voted to the MIAA's all-conferencesecond team as she finishedsixth in the league scoringrace with a 14.5-points-per-game average,and second in the rebounding column with 101. Gingras also set records for points (174) and field goals (72) in the 12-game league season.

Junior Mary Schaap of Holland established career records in rebounding (264 over three seasons), and field goal shooting (48.6%), and she tied her own single season field goal percentage record (51.9%). j


Freshman Annette Van Engen of Mattawan was voted the team's most improved player while penior Annette Groenink of Zeeland was named recipient of the Barbara Geeting Memorial Award which is given annually by the women's basketballcoaching staff on the basis of maximum overall contributionto the team. Co-captains of the 1983-84 Flying Dutch will be junior Robin Pfeiffer of Grand Haven and Schaap. The highlightof the season was Hope's first-ever victory over Calvin on their floor on February 12. The win avenged an earlier 81-52 loss at Hope, and snapped Calvin's 11, game winning streak. Junior Mary Gaffney of Union Springs, N.Y. was voted most valuable player on the women's jayvee basketballteam, which was coached by Bonnie Hindert, while junior Gwen Gerkey of Fraser was voted most improved.

CHEERLEADERS Coach Maxine DeBruyn's squad voted senior Mike Wissink of Grand Rapids the most valuable member of the basketballcheerleading lineup while freshman Jim Gray of Rochester, N.Y. was chosen the most improved cheerleader.

The change is being made to encompass a wider range of listeners. WTHS has been a carrier current and a FM cable station. The 610 AM dial reached Durfee, Dykstra, Voorhees, Kollen, Phelps and Gilmore Halls. Likewise, broadcastingcould be obtained through a hook-up with the Holland Continental.Cablevision.After the Federal Communications Commission approves the license, the new FM station of 103.3 will be heard within a 10-15 mile radius of the new studio. With the help of Anne Bakker, general manager of the station, and her organizational expertise, the long-awaited FM dial will become a reality. Through the years, unsuccessful attempts have been made to expand to include the FM dial, but because of the work and dedicationinvolved an FM station was never created. "I( think we've got our act together," Bakker triumphantly said. "It amazed me how much quality and potential we have." The former WTAS ("We're The AnchorStation") now has been transformed into WTHS ("We're The Hope Station")because of the soon-to-be FM dial. Also the longstanding anchor logo has been replaced with that of a ship signifying"The Flying Dutchmen." "Not only are we changing our format but also our attitude," said Bakker-."We really

take WTHS seriouslyand there is a positive attitude in the station as well as out of the station,"she explained. The-campus station will not be just another radio station. The major intent of the station is not to compete with commercial area stations but to provide and meet students'needs with information and entertainment. "WTHS is great for the college because it can become a real information station to students — especially to those who live off-campus," explained Dave Vanderwel, associate dean of students. According to Vanderwel, the total cost of the expansion will be in the area of $40,000. "We are really excited because as soon as the DeWitt Center is completed, we will be



want to go to




to the main floor with the other student organizations,"expressed Bakker. WTHS is one of the largest student-run organizationson campus. It is governed by a 12-student executive council.From these departmental directors right down to the creative work of the 53 disc jockeys, .WTHS is making a hit with its professionalismand

programming. New block programming provides the



programming ideas.

"Because we will be the alternativeradio station' we would like to be able to include some radio drama, reading of poetry and if someone wants to hear African music, we could supply it," Bakker said. "We want to build this station into an educationalexperience not only for the students who work for WTHS but for the whole campus. We have the potential to please everyone!"

Get the answers at this Hope College

is it

on-campus program

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Explore the possibilities of a college

educationthrough classroom experiences, extra-curricularactivities, and free time. You will live in college housing on a college scheduleand learn from college professors. Gaining a greater knowledge of yourself and your abilities, you will be better preparedto make a decision about


Morning classes are offered in various academic areas, career planning, campus life, and college admissions.Free time allows for trips to Lake Michigan,theatre productions, Christian Fellowship, and use of Hope's ne& physical educationcenter.


Tuition , board, room for the

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Explorientatipn'83, for high school students who have completed their sophomore or junior year, begins Sunday evening, July 31 and continues through



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dents with diverse listening pleasure during the weekday. In the morning strains of mellow, contemporary, and Christian rock can be heard while afternoon and evening sounds include the Top 40, harder rock and progressive music. The weekend brings a variety of jazz greats, the top 15 and oldies. The new programming concept even includes "New Music: The Alternative10," a syndicated radio show that exposes new music to college radio listeners. "We want to do what the students want us to," explained Bakker, "and that means doing a varietyof information and music." In the fugure, WTHS wants to expand even





I will graduate from high school in 1984(

SEND TO MARY KRAAI, ADMISSIONS. Hope College,Holland.Mich. 49423.



) 19851






Diet to

by Joyce Hanlon

Pop singer Karen Carpenter's death has once again focused national attention

on the eating disorder anorexia

biochemical or endocrine imbalance

nervosa, an extreme loss of appetite

many young women

resulting in self-inducedstarvation. In


years of practice


number of young women

have seen


have a related disorder,bulimia, which is

characterizedby gorging followed by

self-inducedvomiting or purging with laxativesand/or diuretics.


paradox lies in the fact that although today

women have new

to excel in


about their bodies. One Tieedn't be a counselor to sense this — just look at

It is difficult to

spaas and exerciseclasses. But a coun-

more comprehensive view of the conditions which underlie these intense emotions and I feel that women's sense of self-esteem has become so closely integrated into physical selor does get a

appearance because for years, a beauti-

and figure were among the primary ways women could excel. One might assume, then, that in our more sexually liberated society, eating disorders would be diminishing. In fact, the opposite seems to be true. I think the answer to this seeming ful face

loyce Hanlon is a certified clinical specialist in psychiatric mental health nursing. She holds the R.N. and B.S.N. degrees from Michigan State Utuversity and the M.S.N. from Wayne State


varied roles. There


pressure to be physically attractive, and also to

the tremendous amount of money spent in America on makeup, fashions,

areas in which

to excel, they are frequently

continuously impressed with the intensity of feelings women have I

with anorexia

have a family history of depression.


Research is attempting to determineif there is a genetic variant contributing


from anorexia, as well as those


involved since it has been found that


a successfulcareer and to

maintain healthy family relationships. control feelings pf in-

roles they are assigned in our culture. Historically, in societies

where food

supplies were insufficient, wealth was

demonstratedby the rotund, well-endowed female form. In the affluent society, the thin body is equated with self-controland wealth. The general assumption is that one can never be too

adequacy and insecurity under such intense pressure. The person with eating disorders feels out of control although outwardly appearing to have a very satisfyinglife. Underlying feelings of low self-esteem,unexpressedanger and perfectionism are increased by societal

rich or top thin. This attitude allows a popular magazine like Glamour to

pressures to succeed.

lationshipsand careers. Another theory deserves attention

Anorexia is indeed a young woman's illness. Less than 10 percent of its estimated 500,000 victims are men. In our society, men seem to be able to deal assertivelywith feelings and feel capable of succeeding in their life roles by performance rather than appearance.

Another sex-relatedfactor

is that


media pre-

sexual maturation in


ented as ours. Of course, anorexia

with plenty of ''male cheesecake,”


also have celebrities like Dustin Hoff-

man, Sebastian Cabot and Henry Kissinger! It is significant that although these men have bodies which depart rather noticeably from the male "ide-

culture alone.

It is a

ness generated from



models at hand

to learn. They did not

Transition creates increased stress _

not induced by

multifaceted ill-


and had


juggle multiple roles with varied tasks.

of adult femininity with its inherent

body types

male role models than in its female role models. Although advertisersand Hollywood provide us


body decreases evidence of

culture allows for a greater variety of in its

their roles

female body contours, allowing denial potentialin a society as sexually ori-

no exception. Our society is in a state of flux where both women's and men's roles are experiencing tremendous changes. Roles today are being examined and negotiated as never before. Our parents and grandparents knew

with eating disorders.Maintaihingan ultra thin


increase in stress, and young people are

exist a fear of



People today are experiencing a great

considering the apparent increase


and assertion integrated healthfully into their total personalities. The tragedy is that approximately15 percent of "outgrow"— through therapy and

starve themselves, believing that a slender body will lead to improved re-


issues of sexuality, control, competition

treatment— the ailment and

sentation influences women literally to

in anorexia. There

young womeh who do not have the

those with anorexia do not live to

headline a recent article, "Five Bodies to Die For." This type of

to these problems. What we do know at present is that eating disorders are most often seen in


and insecurity.Other factors which affect young people are economic insecurity, value changes, family breakdown and the threat of nuclear war. Some of these problems are beyond'

Sibling rivalry appears to be an impor-

our reach. But

and several cases have been noted where siblings compete not only


for attention but also to excel in physi-

their roles today so that there will be

cal attractiveness. Currently, research


tant issue,


believe that as parents

as society we can help

women become more need


comfortable with

for self-destructive behaviors

campus scene


Alumni Head Test Tube Baby Program Robert Visscher ’51, M.D., has been named head of a "test tube baby" program to begin at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center in Grand Rapids, Mich., in July. Another Hope alumnus, Henry Vander Kolk '61, M.D., will be in charge of the unltrasonalaspect of the program. Visscher explains that the process is more accuratelydescribed as in vitro fertilization literally "in glass" — because fertilization occurs in a Petri dish, not a test tube. The egg is then transferredto the mother's uterus. The technique, pioneered in England, has produced more than 100, babies worldwide, about 15 of them within the U.S. There are currently five programs for in vitro fertilization operating in the U.S. and Visscher estimates that within the coming year at least 30 more will be initiated., During the past months Visscher has been

It sustainsthe life of the woman's eggs would otherwise die, allowing them to be fertilized,to grow into early embryos,and then to be transferredto the uterus,where we hope they will implant and grow into


Hope Offers Unique Research Opportunity As many

as 32 of the nation'smost

ising chemistry students will be at

promHope Col-

Green State University in Ohio during the next two summers to partici-



overseeing the hiring of qualifiedpersonnel and the developmentof laboratory facilities. He finds he's also spent a fair amount of time explaining the program to a public that's full of questions.Visscher'smain message is simple: that in vitro fertilization is not a matter of creatinglife or destroying it, but a method

promoting life. "The program representsa technical development that allows externaL fertilization of



lege or Bowling

pate in a unique undergraduate research

program. The program, which is being offered jointly by the schools,is being funded by a $25,000 grant from The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc., headquartered in New York City. The grant was one of the largest of 23 awarded by the foundation this year and the largest of four grants awarded specifically for educationalprogramming. Other recipients were BrooklynCollege and Bucknell and Fur-



entitled.the Dreyfus Summer Research Program, calls for the students to spend approximately 12 weeks during the summer at one of the institutions, working with a faculty member. Many of the facultymembers involved in the program are the recipients of additional, separate funding to conduct research, and the students will be working with the faculty members on these research projects. "Our goal is to provide bright, motivated young students with an opportunity to experience the thrill of research in an intense summer experience," said Dr. Douglas Neckers, head of the Bowling Green chemistry department and a 1960 Hope graduate. "There is no better way to prepare chemists, or any type of scientist for that matter, than to involve them in what scientists do namely research' in the lab," said Michael Doyle, professor of chemistry at Hope and codirector of the program with Neckers. For their efforts, the students can receive a maximum $1,250 research fellowshipfor the summer. Considering costs for materialsand other items, the Dreyfus Foundation grant will enable 16 students to participate in the program, but Doyle said he is hoping that the facultymembers who work with the students will provide half of the student stipend from their individualresearch grants. If all of the facultymembers are able to do that, the number of participating students will double

The program,

to 32.

More than half of the students accepted program will be from either Hope College or Bowling Green. The other student researcherswill come from colleges throughinto the

out the United States. Preference will be given to capable students who have completed their sophomore or junior years, enabling these students to return for a second summer of study in 1984. Both schools have excellentfacilitiesand reputationsin the teaching of science.Bowling Green has an excellentrecord in preparing chemistry students for graduate study, and recently Hope College was rated by the "Journal of Chemical Education" as the best strictly undergraduate institution in the coun-

review of committees, including an ethics committee. "We certainlyfunction under the traditional ethical guidelinesthat exist for all physicians and gynecologists.The ethical problems associatedwith in vitro fertilization children,"he stated recently in an interview really are no differentfrom the problems we with The Church Herald. "It gives tremendous hope to childless couples and unspeakaface every day as obstetricians and gynecologists. We deal with ovaries, eggs and fetuses ble joy to those who have success." Acknowledgingthat there is potentialfor and have to make decisionsin those areas on a daily basis." misuse with the procedure— particularlyin A graduate of the University of Michigan the areas of Selection, substitutionor experiMedical School, Visscher is a certified specialnnentation with the eggs — Visscher says that the best way to guard against such practices is ist in reproductiveendocrinology and fertility. to operate in vitro programs in institutions, Dr. Vander Kolk, who also received his M.D. like Blodgett Hospital,which have longstand-' from the University of Michigan, has preing relationshipsof responsibility with their viously been a member of Blodgett Memorial communitiesand where all work is under the Medical Center's department of radiology. that

honors (December 1982)

Cum Laude

Magna Cum Laude

Cathy Cochran Deborah Fild

Kurt Brinks Elizabeth Vandewaa

Josephine Hatfpt

Raymond Savage

Campus View Awaits Students Hope College will sponsor its sixth annual "Explorientation" program for high school students from July 31 to August 6, according to James Bekkering, dean for admissions. The program is designed to allow high school students,entering their Junior or senior years, the opportunity to get a taste of what college is about. Participantslive in college housing, eat in the dining hall, and are taught by Hope professors. Mornings are spent in classroom sessions,each student may register for two classes. Classes offered in the past included chemistry, religion, psychology, sociolpgy,computers, and English. It is expected that this year's

offeringwill be very similar. In addition to classroom experiences,students meet with various college officials to discusssuch subjectsas admissions, financial aid, career planning and placement, and campus life. Free time allows students to enjoy nearby Lake Michigan, use the Dow Health and Physical Education Center, attend the Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, and participate in other campus and community activities. Interestedstudents should contact Mary Kraai of the Hope admissions staff for further information.

JUiunn'Weeken“ Friday, May 6 Several classes have planned Friday evening activities that are listed in the materials sent to the reunion classes. Others are presently planning them and class members will be fully informed.

Saturday, May 7 10:00 — 12:00 noon Coffee Hour DeWitt Center 10:00 — 12:00 noon Campus Tours DeWitt Center Class Reunions Alyle Schutter, chairperson Norman Timmer, chairperson Barbara Folensbee Timmer, chairperson Katherine Sfeketee MacKenzie, chairperson Betty Roelofs Miller, chairperson Janice Blunt Van Faasen, chairperson Jane Woodby Osman, chairperson Neal Sobania, chairperson Awarding of certificatesand pins to members of class of 1933, Harold Hoffman, president;Robert Notier, vice president;Iva LaCrone, secretary, Pine Grove 5:00 Punch, Van Raalte Commons 5:00 Dedication of Van Raalte Commons & Sculpture, College Ave. & 12th St. 6:15 Alumni Banquet — Honoring 1983 Distinguished Aluinni Award Winners and members of the class of 1933, Phelps Hall. J.

Ticketsavailablefrom the Alumni Office,Hope College, Holland, MI 49423 (616) 392-5111, Ext. 2060

alumni news



Heads Montessori Preservation Efforts Jean Kromann Miller '57 has assumed leadership roles in the cause of preserving and promotingthe Montessori method of education, both in the U.5. and abroad. Dr. Miller,a longtime Montessori teacher, was elected to the board of directors of the Association Montessori Internationalat their annual meeting in The Netherlands last fall. Membership on the board includes people from England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Switzerland and the U.S. In addition,since 1968 Miller has served as executive director of the Montessori Development Foundation, a Cleveland-based organization set up to research,develop and oversee the production and distributionof Montessori classroom materials which had previously been improvised by classroom teachers.

The Montessori method is derived from the Maria Montessori, who until her death in 1952 promoted an educationalphilosophy based on the belief that learning hapideas of

pens best in free interactionwith the environment,that environmentscan be planned to speed and direct learning and that both social and perception developmentprecede systematically. As directorof the Montessori Development

births O. William III '77 and Joan VanderKooi '78 Agre, Chrystial Anne, Mar. 3, 1983 Jack

and Linda Sloothaak '73 Beintema, Jason Robert,

Mar. 17, 1982, Holland, Mich. James and Mavis VanOostenburg '76 Bottenhom, Julia Elizabeth, Sept. 17, 1982, Suttons Bay, Mich. Larry '79 and Ann Daveport79 Byl, Jacob Peter, Jan. 13, 1983, Shelby, Mich. Dan 74 and Diane Case, Andrew Thomas, Nov. 17, 1982, Roscommon,Mich. George arid Elaine Nichols 73 Christensen, Andrea Spencer, Dec. 26, 1982, Palm Bay, Fla. Raymond and Laura Eichhom 73 Foster, Elizabeth Kathleen, Oct. 24, 1982, Battle Creek, Mich. John and Kathleen VanPelt76 Gross, Sara Elizabeth,


27, 1982, Somerville, N.J. Steven and Debra Frifeldt 75 Hinchman, Katie Jayne,

July 29, 1982, Waldorf,Md. Donald 70 and Christine March 79 Kazen, Jeffrey Donald, May 3, 1982, Schenectady, N.Y. James and CatherineLeBoeuf 75 LaCasse, Christopher James, Sept 9, 1980 James 74 and Phyllis Henseler75 O'Connell, James Jonathan, Mar. 16, 1981 Glenn 74 and Sara Norris 77 Powers,Sean Lydiard, Dec. 24, 1982, Clayton, Mo. Eric '80 and Teresa Hurford '82 Schaefer, John Patrick, Feb. 25, 1983, Grand Rapids, Mich. David 78 and Jan DeWeert 78 Zessin, Joseph Daniel, Jan. 26, 1983, Holland, Mich.

Foundation, Miller has this year enjoined herself to the history departmentof Case


ern Reserve University in order to accomplish a large and important task: to sift through over 17,000 pages of Montessdri's transcribed lectures and then edit, translate, annotate and publish "an intelligent and representativeselection."The final product will be an eightvolume set of books. The preservation of the lectures is considered particularlyimportant because Montessori left little in the way of published record of her research and ideas. Her lectures, most of them delivered to teacher-trainees, were her main method of communicationand, according to Miller, "remain the fullest record of her thoughts." The urgency of the projectbecame apparent already in 1970 when Miller discovered during a trip to The Netherlands that the single copies of Monfessori's unpublished lectures were fading and disintegratingon thin sheets of paper. She not only arranged for the collection to be put on microfilm, but also

alumni gatherings of

accomplished much of the actual photographing herself. In that process,she found that many of the lectures contained unpublished ideas. She convinced the Montessori family, with whom she had developed a relationship, and the Association Montessori Internationale that the papers should be made available to scholars.Both the family and the association agreed on condition that the lectures be first published in a volume reflecting high standards of translation, emendationand annotation. ' To accomplish those conditions.Miller has been named an adjunct assistant professor of history at Case and an editorial team has been assembled there which representsa melding of severalacademic disciplines. Partial funding is being solicited from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Due to the widespread interest in Montessori education within the U.S. today, it is anticipatedthat the published lectures will attract more general' interest than other such scholarlyprojects. In the midst of developing this publication project. Miller has also been hopping on and off planes as she works for the reorganization of the Association Montessori Internationale within the United States. "It is very gratifyingto be part of an organization that has high ideals and standards <for the trainingof teachers and teacher trainees,"she notes. "This has a great effect oh the quality of education receivedby children. Since there is no control over the use of the name 'Montessori,'there are a number of organizationsin the United States which offer Montessori trainingin varying degrees of quality.While many of them train people to be good teachers,they are not necessarily trained to do Montessori, but rather something that is very eclectic. The Montessori is lost and this then obscures what Montessori really is and confuses the public." Miller,whose educational backgroundin' eludes an M.A. and Ph.D. in education from Case Western Reserve University, has com-

idea of


it is

like to live in different

cultures." She has two grown sons.

marriages Lawrence Borreson and Vicki Glenn 79, Aug. 28, 1982 William Davidson '81 and Paula Jo Nelson '82, Dec. 18, 1982, Muskegon, Mich. Eduard de Jong and Ellen Bijkersma77, Aug. 7, 1983", Zaandam, Netherlands Theodore Grannis. '82 and Sheri Sisson '85, Jan. 1, 1983, Greenville, Mich. John Hill, Jr. 77 and Edith Patterson, Dec. 4, 1982, Evanston,


James LaCasseand Catherine LeBoeuf 75, Aug. 12, 1978 Jay Lindell '81 and Jeanne Brink '83, Jan. 8, 1983, Holland, Mich. Fredrick Mang and Alison Staat '80, June 5, 1982 David Menengas and Adel Crowell '80, May 15, 1982, Harwich, Mass. Jacob Pruiksma,Jr. '65 and Lucia Homick, July 23, 1982, Arlington, Va. Michael Vafierio 78 and Rosa Lugo, Oct. 14, 1982 Donald Whaley and Barbara Allan '80, Jan. 15, 1983, Cadillac,Mich.



The Hon. Fred Schwengel, former member Congressand president of the U.S. Capitol

HistoricalSociety,conducted a special tour of the Capitol Building for 50 Washington area alumni on Washington'sBirthday, February 21.. Hope's Washington Semesterstudents were special guests for the tour and reception which followed.

pleted three Montessori trainingprograms and holds diplomas from both the American Montessori Society and the Association Montessori Internationale. She taught in Montessori schools in the Cleveland area for 13 years and has- deliveredlectures to teachers' groups in 25 states as well as in Canada, India and, most recently, Australia. She holds membership in severalprofessional organizationsand has published in a number of journals.During the years 1970-1982 she was editor of The Montessori ElementaryNewsletter. She enthuses that her work is "absorbing and enjoyable." "I meet many interestingpeople with a wide variety of backgrounds. I especially enjoy the travel associatedwith the wofk. This provides an opportunity to see many parts of the world — not as a tourist— and to get an

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alumni news


class notes '20s


Dorothy Dick '26, a retiredFrench and English teacher,was honored as Woman of the Week by the LaPorte, Ind. Herald Argus. Barnerd Luben '29 is the interim pastor at The Reformed Church of Closter,N.J. This is Barnerd's seventh church since his retirement 13 years ago.

Alvin Vanderbush'29 spends his winters in McAllen, Tex., and his summers in Pelican Rapids, Minn.

'30s Willard Wichers '31 has resigned as Netherlands Consul for Press and Cultural Affairs. Evelyn Wierda '33 Monroe is the treasurer of the Central Michigan Association of Congregational Christian Churches. Peter

VandenBerge'37 is

retiringas directorof

the libraryat the divinity school in Rochester, N.Y.

'40s Donald Bosch

'41 and his wife co-authored a book

entitledScashclls of

Oman. They personally preOman.

sented a copy to the Sultan of Ruth-


'41 Potts, who has written several

Superromance novels, is now having her books published in Portugal, France, the United Kingdom, Australia and the Netherlands. Dorothy Oldenburg'49 DeLibero is 'teaching English at DickersonHigh School in Ithaca,N.Y. William Hillegonds '49 represented Hope College at the inauguration of the new president of Concordia College in Ann Arbor, Mich. Herman Ridder '49 has accepted the position of senior minister and president of the congregation at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif. Jay Weener '49 was the guest pastor in a Festival of Lenten Preaching at North Holland(Mich.) Reformed Church. Jay is the pastor of Second Reformed Church in Kalamazoo Mich.

'50s Eleanor DeVries '57 Lewis is assistantdistrict • manager of DanSk InternationalDesigns, Ltd., in Glen Ellyn, 111. Mary Hunter '58 Schmidt was re-electedpresident of the Reading (Pa.) School Board.

Rivcr Gallery in Holland, Mich. Keith Kolenbrander '68 is stationed as an army chaplain in Wiesbaden,Germany. Linda Patterson'68 Miller received a Lilly Foundation Fellowship for 1982-83 to improve the teaching of writing at PennsylvaniaState University where she is an assistantprofessor of English. James O'Neill '68, after 14 years of teaching in public schools, has resigned to become the associate director of a private camp. James is livingin Boca Raton, Fla. George Arwady '69 has been named one of the five OutstandingYoung Men by the Michigan (aycees. George is the editor and publisher of the Muskegon (Mich.) Chronicle.

'70s ChristinePeacock '70 Powers is the volunteer coordinator for Human Services Incorporated/Travelers Aid, in charge of the airport program

and responsible for interviewing, screening and training volunteers. Christine also serves on the advisory board of OperationShelter, a temporary emergency shelter for 180 men in Denver. John Kemmink '71 is an assistantprofessor of otolaryngology, director of the cochlear implant projectand assistantdirector of the temporal .bone dissectionlaboratory at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Marcia Ryan '71 is a rehabilitationcounselor at the North Los Angeles County Regional Center for the DevelopmentallyDisabled in Panorama City, Calif.

head teacher at the Ark Child Care Center in Ellenville, N.Y. Thomas Stack '71 was elected to the board of directorsof Marvin Millwork,Incorporated in Ellenville, N.Y. Marcia Brandenburg'73 is a-computerprogrammer with Delta Air Lines in Atlanta, Ga. Betsy Wackernagel '74 Bach is studyingfor a doctoral degree in speech communication at the University of Washington. Paul Bach '74 is a clinical psychologist at Western Montana Medical Clinic in Missoula, Mont. Ronald Bultema '74 is a divisionalmerchandise manager of housewaresand domestics for Goldsmith’s, a division of Federated Department Stores, in Memphis, Tenn. Steven DeBoer '74 is a lieutenant in the Michigan State Police.

Jim McFarlin '74

William Vanderbilt '61 was a resident scholar at NorthwesternCollege in Orange City, Iowa in January. Bill gave a seriesof presentations on the general topic of health and physical activityas an


the rock, pop music critic and

A. Mark McLean '74

is general manager of Advertising located in Evansville,Ind.


ject at Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich. Paul Hesselink '62 recently gave a recital at Third Reformed Church in Holland, Mich. Paul was on leave from Longwood College last year to study harpsichord in Pa/is.He is currently completing work on the building of his own Hubbard French

James O'Connell '74 is pastor of the Pottersville (N.J.) Reformed Church. Roger White '74 is a violinplayer with the West Shore Symphony String Quartet. The ensemble provides formal, informal and educational performances to the West Shore region. John Koeppe '75 is looking for a job in Wilmington,Del. Cynthia Clair '76 has been selectedas an Outstanding Young Women of America. Barbara Mouw '76 is a reading teacher in the

double harpsichord.

Zeeland (Mich.) Public Schools.

-expression of discipleship.

Henry VanderKolk '61 will

be in charge of the

ultrasound aspect of the in vitro fertilization pro-

'Norman Kansfield '62 has


accepted a position as

directorof the library at the divinity school in Rochester,


Betsy Kruizenga '63 Emerick is teaching courses in the Italian departmentof Scripps College in California.

Judson Emerick '63 received a grant from the Dumbarton Oaks Foundationof Harvard University to continue his work on the Church of San Salvatore in Spoleto, Italy. Peter Eppinga '63 formed his own lavy firm in September.The firm has a ccjj'porate, real estate and trial practice.Peter's firm is located in Los Angeles,Calif. Donald Vuurens '63 is the pastor of Millville • United MethodistChurch in Stockbridge, Mich. Barbara Fisher '64 is a cello player with the West Shore Symphony String Quartetin Muskegon, Mich. The ensemble provides formal, informal and educational performancesto the West Shore regipn. J. Richard Emmert '65 has been awarded a summer grant for the purpose of professionaldevelopment from Utica College a college of Syracuse University in New York. Richard is planning to complete a case study of limited voting in Rome; N.Y. Bruce Masselink '65 spoke at the Holland(Mich.) Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Early Bird Breakfast in March. Bruce's topic was peripheral vascular

Ben Tubergen'76 has a law practicein Hudsonville, Mich. David DeZwaan '77 is the terminal sales manager for Roadway Express, Incorporated in Taylor, Mich. Mary Kolean '77 Koeppe is a research chemist in pesticidetoxicology for.DePontChemical Company in Wilmington, Del. Andrew Nearpass '77 is the pastor of Christian education and evangelicaloutreach at Fourth Reformed Church in Holland, Mich. Richard Wood '77 will be graduating from The University of Michigan Medical School in June and will

hostage at the prison in

Waupun, Wis.,

in Febru-

ary. He was releasedunharmed after se'vefal hours.

do a residency in pediatrics.

Marc Brinks '78 is a corporate planning officerin Houston, Texas. Ellen Bijkersma '77 de Jong is the controller/officemanager for the NetherlandsNational Tourist Office in New York City. Ellen is also working on her M.B.A. at AdelphiUniversity in Garden City, N.Y. Becky Eldrenkamp '78 is the office manager for the new mastics manufacturingfacility of Color Tile in West Chicago, 111. Brian Hipwell '78 is a lawyer in Youngstown, Ohio. Jon Schrotenboer '78 is an associatewith the law firm of Cholette, Perkins and Buchanan in Grand Rapids, Mich. Michael Smit '78 has formed a theater company in New York called The City Troupe. Michael is the surgery. Susan Shauger '65 is attending law school at writer,producer and plays the lead role in the play Western New England College in Springfield.Mass. "And Jack Came Tumbling After." Susan is also in a doctoral program in legal literacy Brian Stauffer'78 is the account team leader in the sales/ service-department of Herman Miller, at the University of Massachusetts and teaching Inc., in Zeeland, Mich. music in a public elementaryschool. She's tired! Michael Valerio '78 is a base engineering officer Maren (Barbara C.) Kiefer '66, a member of the American Society of InteriorDesigners, has become for the U.S. Coast Guard in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Matthew McNally '79 is a second year dental a professional member with Designworks,Inc., a student at New Jersey Dental School in Newark. residentialand commercialinteriordesign firm in Matthew will be attending Naval Officer IndocCincinnati, Ohio. trinationSchool in Newport, R.I., as an ensign in Rein VanderHill '67 had an exhibition of water-

The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Sheryl Hoeksfra '81 is the girls volleyballcoach at Dexter (Mich.) High School. Phyllis Montanan '81 is a therapy aide with Senior Services of Kalamazoo.Phyllis has been accepted as a music therapy intern at Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro, N.C. Nancy Ritchie '81 is employed at Keystone Ski at

Resort in Colorado. Lori Fox '81

Alison Staat '80 Mang is a third grade teacher at Aurora (III.)Christian School. Adel Crowell '80 Menengas is a vocational evaluation assistantworking with mentallyretarded adults at Association of Retarded Citizens in South Middlesex,Mass. Due Nguyen '80, who is studying law at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan., became a United States .citizen on Jan. 21. Robin Bosl '80 Sharp is working with youth at Central Christian Church in Wooster,Ohio. Mary Van Dis '80 was guest speaker at the Zeeland (Mich.) Literary Club in February. Connie Wehner '80 is the export coordinator in the internationaldivision of Squirt and Company in Holland, Mich.

Randy Durband



working for the lobby group

Association for Advancement of Psychologyin


'81 is attending graduate school

Washington, D.C. David Braak '82 is directorof outdoor education and adventure activities at Camp Hebron in Halifax, Pa.

Douglas Deuitch '82


a linguistwith the U.S.

Air Force Intelligence.

Debra Gysbers '82 is the restaurant manager with Macy's in Kansas City, Mo. Pam Hilton '82 teaches emotionally impaired and learning disabled children in the Colon (Mich.) Public Schools.



'82 is a first year student at


ington College of Law, American University in

Washington, D.C. Richard Kennedy '83 is a news assignmenteditor at WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids, Mich. Rich also is a consultant to the Hope College WTHS-FM student radio project. /

deaths March' 29, 1983 in Grand Rapids, Mich, after a long illness.

A graduate of Western Theological Seminary, Rev. Bast was college pastor and professor of Bible at Hope College from 1939 to 1944. In 1956, he became professor of practicaltheology at Western Theological Seminary. In 1963, he became the pastor of Bethany Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., a church he had also pastored from 1944 to 1956. He retiredin 1973. Rev. Bast received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Hope College. He was a speaker for Temple Time, a Reformed Church in America radio broadcast. He was a member of the National Association of Religious Broadcasters and had served as president of the GeneralS.ynod of the Reformed Church in America. Among his survivors are his wife, Agnes; a daughter, JoAnn-Benes; three sons, Robert ’58, Thomas '68, and David 73; a brother, John; and two sisters, Jennie Bell and Henrietta Bonnette'38.

writer of the radio column for the Detroit

(Mich.) News.



Henry Bast '30 died on

Deborah Clinton '71 Stack is the directorand


Shelly Driesenga '79 Stauffer is personnel administrator for Prince Corporationin Holland, Mich. Conrad Strauch '79 is serving as stated supply pastor at the St. Paul's Reformed Church in North Babylon, sNevin Webster '79 was one of the persons held


has been received of the death of

Donald R.

Evers '49 in 1980. Engelhart Furda '12 died on Jan. 28, 1983 in Dubuque, Iowa at the age of 98. Rev. Furda graduatedfrom Western Theological Seminary. He served Reformed churches in Iowa, Wisconsinand Illinois prior to his retirement in 1947. He served in the Dutch army from 1904-1905. Harriet Janssen '33 died on Feb. 27, 1983 in Grand Haven, Mich. A retiredschool teacher, she was living in Nunica,Mich, at the time of her death. Surviving are her husband,Lee '33; a daughter, Barbara Kammeraad; and a son, Lee, Jr.

Bernard J. Mulder T9 died on March 25, 1983,


Holland, Mich., following a short illness. Dr. Mulder was a graduate of Western TheologiSeminary. He received an honorary doctor of


divinity degree from Central College in Pella, Iowa. Dr. Mulder was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award by Hope College. He served the college as a class representativefor


years. He

was a member of the Hope College H Club. For many years. Dr. Mulder served as editor of The Church Herald, publication of the Reformed Church in America. He served pastorates in Muskegon and Grand Rapids, Mich., and Pella, Iowa. He was secretary of the Board of Education. Reformed Church in America, from 1945 until his retirement in 1966. As board secretary,he started Sunday schools in Beirut and throughoutthe Middle East and also wrote the curriculumfor theje schools. Author of three books, he had celebrated 60 years in the ministry. At the time of his death he was the callingminister for the Hamilton (Mich.) Reformed Church. He is survived by three daughters, Betty Burton '45, Dona Rypstra'47 and Judith Van Zanten '49; and a brother, Harry. Gerard Oslerhof '20 died on Feb. 18, 1983


Rapid City, S.D. Dr. Osterhofreceived his



graduate of Western The-


kegon, Moorland and Lucas, Mich, and in Roseland,

Minn. At the time of his retirement in 1969, he was the pastor of the Ottawa Reformed Church.



survivors are his wife, Delia

'28 Rozeboom; a son, Calvin; a daughter,

Hoffman Myra

Rozeboom '64; two brothers, John and Arthur;and three sisters, Minnie Ver Meer, Gertrude Rozeboom and Minnie Rozeboom '24 Sanko. George D. Shaw '25 died on Feb. 10, 1983 in Three Rivers, Mich. Dr. Shaw received an undergraduatedegree from the University of Wisconsinand the M.D. degree from Rush Medical College. He served as an Air Force flight surgeon during World War II. Following the war he opened a medical practicein Three Rivers. In 1950, he and another doctor founded the Three Rivers Medical Clinic.

Dr. Shaw is-creditedwith forming the American Bank in Three Rivers. Among his survivors are his wife, Gertrude; and a son, George.

James Stegeman T8 died on Feb. 2, 1983 in Muskegon, Mich. Rev. Stegeman’ graduatedfrom Western TheologicalSeminary. He was pastor emeritus of the Covenant Reformed Church in Muskegon. In addition to serving the Covenant church he served Reformed churches in Lucas, Decatur and Kalamazoo,Mich.


his survivors are his wife, Ella


'18 Stegeman; a son, James '49; and a daughter, Harriet Stegeman '46 Van Donkelaar.

Ralph .Ten Have '20 died on March 17, 1983 in Grand Haven Mich. Dr. Ten Have received his M.D. degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. Following his internship he practiced medicinein Zeeland, Mich, for four years. In 1931, he was appointed Ottawa County, Mich, health direnor. He held this post until his retirement in 1964 except for a four year period during World War 11. In 1963, he was named health officer of the year by the Michigan Health Officers Association. In 1957, he was honored by the Rural Health Conference for his "contribution to the advancement and applicationof new and proven methods for the maintenance-of family and county health in Ottawa County and service in public health administration.”

He is survived by his wife, Jane; three daughters, Muriel Berghuis, Jean Ophoff, and Ruth Hoekstra; two sons, Ralph and William;and a sister, Effie Westrate.

Bernice Bauhahn '37 Valleau died of cancer on Feb. 3, 1983 in Urbana,III.

Mrs. Valleau served with the Women's Army Corps during World War II. She is survived by her husband. Russell '46; a daughter. Celeste; three sisters, Mabel Yates, Dorothy Wolbert and E. Irene Bauhahn; and a brother, Elmer Bauhahn.

S. and Ph.D. de-

grees from Ohio State University. A member of the faculty at South Dakota School of Mines, he held the rank of full professor and

chairman of the chemistrydepartmentat the time of his retirement in 1965.


Rev. Rozeboom was

ologicalSeminary. He had served churches in

his survivors are his wife, Florence; a

son, Gordon; and a daughter, Gretchen Thomson.

David L. Weerstra '62 died on March 8, 1983 in Muskegon, Mich. Mr. Weerstrawas the owner and president of United Electric in Spring Lake, Mich Prior to that he was a math teacher in Holland, Mich. He was a member of the MuskegonRotary Club.


his survivors arc his wife, Frances; a son,

Rick, three daughters, Vicki, Mikki, and Nikki; his

GarrettB. Rozeboom '28 died on Feb. 21, 1982 in

parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Weerstra;a sister.


faculty profile

The Poetry




And Other Enthusiasms by Eileen Beyer



when those chemicals are used as mutagens are introduced to

pesiticides, the

Jim Gentile is not your typical Hope College professor.For one thing, he's about as

Dutch-Calvinist-as a double-pepperoni pizza. For another, he carries his faculty demeanor around with all the respect one typically assigns a bowling ball bag. And he frequently indulges in brash statements— partly because he really believeswhat he's saying and partly because he's always open to the possibility of a good, hackles-raising discussion. But make no mistake. He's by no means the campus slouch. At age 36, -Gentile is one of Hope's most distinguishedresearch scientists and the grants he's gathered into Hope labs for his continuing work in environmental carcinogenesishave been the largest in the College's history. Last month he co-authored a report in Science,the top-drawer weekly publicationof the yWerican Association for the Advaricement of Science. The article,which reports on research-accomplished on cultured tobacco plants, is based on work Gentile has been conducting at Hope since 1976 and began as a graduate student at the University of Illinois. This research has shown that plants ha,ve the ability to metabolize chemicals into carcinogens. The data reported in Science suggests a new model system by which scientists can study


food supplies.

Such findings are indeed hard to swallow, •especially if you're reading them inside the

executive suites of a multi-million-dollar pesticides firm. Although only a half-dozen chemicals have been tagged as agents of this unique plant metabolism, it turns out that they're also the ones that are vital to the pesticides business. "No one in that industry likes rrje anymore," Gentile freely admits. There's little problem when it comes to new chemicals, he points out. The testing models he and his colleaguesare developing are not that expensive. The knottinessstarts when one looks at chemicals that made it through all the previous tests and bear all the old sanctions.The economic threatshere are so substantialthat some have said Gentile's research could eventually destroy the world's food supply. Of course, there. are also far more responsive audiences. The research has led to a good number of publicationseach year in respected journals.Gentile'scalendar is beleaguered with presentationsand consulting engagements. Last September he addressed the InternationalConferenceon Environmental Mutagens in Tokyo and before that participated in a NATO Advanced Research Institute Conference in Monaco. He's been positioned this phenomenon, making it more practical to on a National Institute of Health panel to test and screen chemicals. evaluate proposals for research.And, of Specifically, Gentile and his research colcourse, he's received the ultimate endorseleague, Dr. Michael J. Plewa, a faculty member at the Institute for EnvironmentalStudies ment— the big bucks from places such as the EnvironmentalProtectionAgency and the at the University of Illinois,describeexperiNational Institute of EnvironmentalHealth ments in which bacteriais added to disassociSciences. ated plant or animal cells within a tissue"It's fun," he admits, "but I'm getting culture broth. A chemical under study is then more involved in the, shall we say, political introduced. After allowing foi; reaction, the aspects of research — in the writing and rebacteria is isolated and analyzed for mutations. And with some chemicals, they're there viewing of grants and papers. More and more, I'm essentially hiring students plus in the plant cells and absent in the animal research techniciansto do the lab work. It cells. seems I'm always sitting here at my desk or "The theory here is that the chemical has I'm in an airplane someplace. And I don't to have been transformed by the plant cells really enjoy that as much as doing the actual into a chemical that alters the bacteria,"Genwork. But it's an evolution that has occurred. tile explains. "All the appropriate controlssay And if I want to keep doing research,I've got that the baaerium can't harm the chemical at to go with that evolution. I tell my students, all in its native state, that it has to be watch what's happeningto me, because that's transformed by the plant cells." what's going to happen to you if you go into This experiment is but one of three apresearch.They should know that you tend to proaches being conducted in Gentile'sPeale .evolve into administrativepositionswithout Science Center lab, a room that, around the realizingit." edges at least, has taken on the kind of Another directive Gentile passes down to squalloreventually acquired by most places in his fledglingresearchersis that "scientists which people spend long stretches of time. The refrigerators are stocked with mostly mu- have to be real people." "Scientistsmust work like the dickens in tagens, but one suspects they need cleaning the lab," he notes, "but they must enjoy none the less. There is a spider plant that numbly accepts the abuse of its owner's coffee other things too." For Gentile, those "other things" rattle off dregs — and thrives in a kind of bedraggled way. Gentile’sstudents,engaged in an unoffi- with all the eclecticismof a few rounds of "In My Grandmother'sTrunk I Find " cial competition for audaciousness, send There's Shakespeare and roller coaster rides, things for the walls. Glasses and coffee mugs sci-fiand sports, world travel and getting clutter with garish insigniaof Gentile'sbeaway from it all at his Minnesota cabin. He's loved, home-town teams, the Chicago Bears the kind 8f scientist every faculty lunch table and White Sox. All of this tempers but does and every liberal arts college administration not smother the bracing purposefulness of yearns for. Gentile and his top-notch students and re"I think the liberal arts certainlyhave search assistants, the latter category including value for someone in science,"he endorses. his wife Glenda (in arrangementwhich Gen"I really recommend being as thoroughly tile says works very well as long a? he can integratedinto the liberal arts as possible. remember "how important it is to maintain Because a scientist must be able to think separationof Church and State in the lab"). about current issues and topics. The scientist The findings that have come out of this must be able to write, to express one's self in place, that plant cells can indeed have testpublic. The scientist has to be literate to be tube tete-a-tetes with certainchemicals; may able to draw examplesfrom both fiction and not seem to be the sort of revelationwhich fact in history.The scientist has to be fluent, moves anyone besides a biologist to. aha. But I think, in more than one language to be able when one considers that many chemicals are to communicate on the internationallevel. used as pesticides and that the means of "Even more than all that, the arts tell us testing these for "safeness" has always been something about creativenessin science. A running them by animals only, then the scientist has to be an artist and can, therefore, importance of Gentile'swork becomes very gain from all aspects of the liberal arts. . . apparent. He says it's been "unequivocally "Likewise, I think, a student who focuses proven" that chemicals are capable of transforming some chemicals into mutagens,which on a non-science interest has to be really




THE BLURB ISN'T CANNED— Biology prof Jim Gentile is a top-notch research scientist who believesenough in the liberal arts philosophy to be offhand in its endorsement. awar,e of what's happening, what's topical and current in science.Because the non-scientists are going to be asked to make intelligent decisions,frequently through voting, on issues such as nuclear power and its regulation, moneys appropriated to the. space agencies, funds earmarked for research.And they're going to have to make educated decisions regarding their own health — on the basis of scientific principles.

Even some moral deci-

sions have a scientific base — things such as abortion and euthanasia. "Personally, I think we have a trivial amount of science requirements here at Hope for the non-science student. Think about it: we have a total of maybe 46 hours in our core curriculum (ed. note — it's 60), and it's very heavily weighted in the liberal arts with only 8 hours in the sciences.1 condone the heavy weight in the liberal arts; I just question the light approach to the liberal art of science— because I think that a liberally educated person needs to understand the art of science. Admittedly, you don't need to know the nitty-grittyoQiow something is done . . . but to know the philosophy of what's going on, to know the elegance of science. "It's an elegant,elegant field. It's poetry." That's the kind of well-rounded sentiment that looks great on the pages of a College public-relations piece. The nice thing is that in Gentile'scase, the blurb isn't canned. Witness his work-in-progress: finding the funds to pull off a research trip to Egypt next year to study the relationshipbetween schistosomiasisand bladder cancer. He's done all the tests he can with animal specimens; he now needs to work with infectedpeople, who.

because of the nature of schistosomiasis, happen to be found only in the Middle East or Africa.In order to accomplish the work with humans, he's planning to involve a humanist, Neal Sobania, director of internationaleducation and a history professor,as colleague. "We- need to document the life histories of the people who have the disease and that’s Neal's specialty,"he says, all casualness.And then a more history-in-the-making note: "It's one of the few times there's been an interdisciplinary approach between the scientists and others in the liberal arts. I hope other people in th£ scienceswill use the mental facilitiesthat exist on the other'sideof campus because there's a lot over there. I'm enthused about this project. I really am." Gentile'slively exuberance for most things is somehow especially reassuring to discover in a researcherwho, surroundedby his vials of pesticides and mutagens,is telling another chapter in the unfolding story of contemporary times: that living is even more dangerous than we think. '"I don’t live a lifestyle that's any more unique than anybody else's. But 1- worry about it more," Gentile admits. "I do stay away from the things I'm capable of staying away from and try to worry less about the things I'm not capable of staying away from, "For example, 1 can make the decision not to smoke. But it's difficult to make the decision not to breathe air. " Which goes to show that an unpretentious practitioner of an elegant art who has a practical side is worth having around. He has a kind of fitness for the times. He has a way of fitting in.