also inside Ode
The boob-tube scholar behind Hopeâ€™s new film
to a basketball team Pollsters inspire poets as Van Wierenâ€™s Hoopsters
win #1 nationwide rating
The varied symptoms
Alumni from Hopeâ€™s most active chapter tell about living in D.C.
More TV, more radio, more more noise Is
there anything else to be said about the
Getting by with a
help from friends
scientists build valuable ties with big
Quote, Unquote is an
sampling of things being
and about Hope. said at
column by Gretchen AckerDearborn Heights, Mich., newspaper:"Son Brad has decided to open our home on New Year's Eve to a gala party for his fraternitybrothers — the Knickbackers (sic) of Hope College, class of 1980-81. . . . My one salvationis that they are all a little older than when I saw them last. But so am I."
"It's so nice to have breakfastwith
someone," lonely heart Bill Lamb
'46 of Holland told business leadersand College officialsassembed on Dec. 8 to kickoff the annual Hope/Holland-Zeeland Community Campaign, this year under his leadership. Bill's wife Elsie (Parsons) '41, no milquetoast by anyone's standards,had been absent from the breakfast table for several days, detained in a county jail as part of a group of peace activists who blocked entrance to a factory in Walled Lake, Mich., that makes engines for cruise missiles. "I only hope that what I am going through will awaken the community to the threat of the arms buildup and the recent deployment of nuclear weapons in Western Europe," Lamb, a former president of the Alumni Association,stated.
Campus improvementswhich have recently been completed are: installation of an elevator to provide barrier-freeaccess to Dimnent Chapel (dedicationtied to a day-long handicap awareness day and themed "That All May Enter"); new windows in Nykerk Hall of Music; and the remodeling of the Phelps Hall lounge and basement. A newly released study places Hope in the top three percent of America's 867 undergraduate institutions in the proportion of graduates who since 1920 have gone on to earn doctoraldegrees. Among those with strong church ties, Hope (ranked 25th) and Wheaton (ranked 24th) are the two top institutions in this regard, according to Psychology Professor David Myers' scan of the data. The number of graduates who go on to obtain doctoratesis widely regarded as a solid method of ranking an undergraduate institution's academic performance.
programs in financial aid will go 1984-85 academic year. The new programs increasesignificantly aid into effect during the
"We are losing jobs at a very amazing and alarming rate in this country as we end this economicupturn, consume foreign goods and increase the welfare of foreign nations. The structuraldislocations that is causing are best revealed in the United Auto Workers in Detroit who took their sledgehammersto the Toyota that a dealer parked in front of the showroom. "Those workers understand the kind of structural dislocations, but are they and will their children be prepared to under-
stand the world in which these are occurring? Will they be able to understand the realities of foreign companiesmoving into Michigan?Of the foreign purchase of Michigan land as an inflation hedge by Europeans?" — Dr. David Wiley, acting dean of internationalprograms, Michigan State University; at Hope as speaker for a two-day facultyworkshop on internationalizing the College curriculum, an effort underway through a $44,050 grant from the Exxon Education Foundation of New York.
according to Hope President Gordon J. Van Wylen, are "in line with those at most colleges and universities on which we have information."
James Motif f, associate professorof psychology, received the Distinguished Achievement Award in Social Science from St. Nobert College, his alma mater.
Soccer Coach Gregg Afman has been voted the Mideast Region Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.In four seasons Afman Jiffs coached his teams to consecutive 10-plus victory records en route to posting a 49-15-6 record. His Dutchmen have won two MIAA championships (1980 and 1983) and back-to-back NCAA Division III playoff appearances in 1982 and 1983.
Jacob E. Nyenhuis, dean for the arts and humanities, was honored recentlyin Salt Lake City in recognitionof his two years of service as president of the National Federation of State HumanitiesCouncils. He will continue on the'board for one more year.
available on the basis of academic merit.
There will be an increasein the number and amount of awards for PresidentialScholars (in general, those with at least a 3.8 highschool grade point average), from 30 awards of $800 each to 42 awards of $1,500 each. A new award category. Distinguished Scholar Awards ($1,000 each) will be implemented. They will be awarded on a 2-4 year basis. The new category replacesthe former Academic Recognition Awards — with a tripled budget. A new award, the ValedictorianScholarship ($1,000),will be availableto any valedictorian who does not receiveone of Hope's other recognitionawards. In addition,the amount of the Hope Scholarship Award (for students with financial need and a 3.0 high-school grade point average) will be increased. All awards will be made when a qualified student appliesto aid in decision-making. Total cost for the new program is $150,000. In addition,the regular financial aid budget will be increased by $100,000. A special fundraising effort is being planned.
Soccer players A1 Crothers and Kevin to the All-Midwestsoccer team by the National Coaches Association of America.Crothers, a senior from Wheaton, 111., was voted first team goalie for the second year and Benham, a sophomore from Littleton, Colo., was voted first team back. Crothers has the distinction of being named all-MIAA for four years. Only one other athlete has earned that distinction in the league.
Benham were voted
Mary Schakel has
been named producing
director of the 1984 season of the
Repertory Theatre. She will work with three artisticassociates: Lois Carder and Dale McFadden, both of the Hope faculty; and Brian Kent Johnson, who performedduring past HSRT seasons as a lead in "Showboat" and "Oklahoma." Schakel, a 1969 alumna, has been managing director of HSRT since 1979.
New facultymember Biologist Edith L. Smoot certainlyknows how to make an entrance.Only a few months after moving to Michiganshe was declared the state's Outstanding Young Woman of 1983. Smoot says she was nominated for the award last year while she was at Ohio State University.Apparently, accoladesare easily transferableacross state lines. More than 78,000 women are nominated for the OutstandingYoung Women competition, according to Karen Moore, a staffer for the program.
David Phillip Jensen of Chapel Hill, N.C., has been named the new director of libraries. He will assume his duties on June 4. Jensen was most recently a technicalinformation specialist for the EnvironmentalProtection Agency and he developed a program using a computer like Hope's to store and retrieve bibliographicrecords. He graduated from GreensboroCollege with a major in history and earned a master's Neal Sobania, director of internationaledin library science from the University of ucation,has been elected to the board of North Carolina where he has been completing directors of the Council of InternationalEduwork for his Ph.D. cational Exchange and to the Academic Counof the Institute of EuropeanStudies. He a 1968 alumnus of Hope.
that 21 of the 25 leading advertisingagencies in the world are American? What does it mean that four major news agencies dominate the flow of news internationally — and two of them are American? What does it mean that 82 percent of the world's television sets are in Europe and North America, 75 percent of all radio broadcasting transmitters,78 percent of all radio receivers?What does it mean that every man, woman and child in North America consumes 66 kilos of printing and writing paper per year as opposed to slightly less than one kilo in Africa, or four kilos in Latin America?" Humphrey Tonkin, president.State UniversityCollege at Potsdam, N.Y., and former director of internationalprograms at the University of Pennsylvania;at th^ same faculty it
. . .
Charges and fees for 1984-85
$5,756, tuition; $1,500, board (21-meal plan, with lesser figures for 15 and 10-meal plans); $1,080, room; and $34, activities fee. These fees are all approximately 7 percent greater than last year's (with the exception of the activities fee which is 13 percent higher) and.
Midland Park, N.J.,
has joined the administration as a development officer. He will be working directly with Reformed Church congregations. A former music teacher who worked his way into a principalship, Ritsema is a 1957 alumnus of Hope.
News from Hope College Volume
15, No. 4, February, 1984 Published for Alumni, Friends and Parents of Hope College by the Office of College Relations. Should you receivemore than one copy, please pass it on to someone in your community. An overlap of Hope College constituenciesmake duplicationsometimes unavoidable. Editor: Eileen Verduin Beyer ‘70 Editorial Staff: Dick Hoekstra'84, Chuck Knebl ‘83, Marla Hoffman ‘82, Eva Dean Folkert ’83, Laura Brown '85 Design: Richard Angstadt '69 Photo Staff: Kris Veldheer '84, Randy Warren '84. Kathy Fox '85, Tom Wagner '84
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Gisela G. Strand, associateprofessorof German, has completed a video-film on the problems of German universitystudents,a project funded by the Goethe Institute and Hope and an outgrowth of a seminar on the German educationalsystem held last summer in Freiburg for American teachers of German.
John Tammi, associate professorof thechairmanof this year's regional American College Theatre Festival. atre, served as
Darlys Topp, director of career planning and placement, has been appointed to the 21member Michigan Commission on Handicapper Concerns, an advocacy agency. Allen Verhey,
associate professor of re-
program of public "MedicalEthics:Identityand Dilemmas," sponsored by Hope, Holland Community Hospital and the Michigan Council for ligion, was director of a lectures,
Richard Vandervelde, associateprofessor mathematics, has been appointed to the MathematicsAchievement Test Development Committee of the College Board.
NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, FEBRUARY 1984
Letters in off-campus
As a 1983 grad I have been patientlywaiting for a correctedlist of graduation honors to appear in News from Hope. Much to my dismay, the November issue again omitted my name. If you should in the future publish a 3r<J try on those graduating with honors, I wouldn't mind being included. Ann Stone '83 Midland, Mich.
1983 graduates. hope I'm not simply being jealous of our
fine athletic colleagues, but one does feel that
Editor's note: Your first letter must have been lost in the shuffleof office places and/or editors.
We requested an updated list of May graduation honors from the registrar's office. The following appeared as additions to the news from Hope listing: Summa Cum Laude Timothy Laman, fanet Swim: Magna Cum Laude — Mark Colsman, Marietta Gerrie, Martin Schoenmaker,Linda Stewart, joy Sttrber, Gregory Timmer, Rowland Van Es; Cum Laude — janet Arneson, Sherri Gaff Brown, Anne Buckleitner,Maryam Komejan, Daniel Kruithof, jeffreyMuiderman, Jonathan Munson, Maria Nicholas, Lynn Ploughman, Barbara Powe, Paula Robison, janna Rynders, Robin Steinhauser, Ann
the arts — humanities, too — might have more recognitionin news from Hope College.At Homecomingtime, for example, there was only a brief mention of the Faculty Chamber Music recital on Sunday afternoon, and it was poorly attended. Or I think of the beautiful vocal concert given last year by Gene Callahan, now with the Chicago Lyric Opera, really a very professionaljob by an alumna which drew an audience of about 30 people. One wonders what is sport's great mystique. Then one recalls that in other cultures, as in Persia, the poets were honored citizens, and that in Vienna, the "heroes" buried in the "Heroes Corner" of the old cemetary are Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert and Mozart. It all depends on what a societyvalues,doesn't it? 1 like the following quote from John F.
look forward to an America which will
not be afraid of grace and beauty ... an America which will reward achievement in the arts as we reward achievement in business and statecraft. 1 look forward to an America which will steadily raise the standards of artisticaccomplishmentand which will steadily enlarge cultural opportunities for all of our citizens. And I look forward to an America which commands respect throughout the world not only for its strength but for its civilization as well. Jantina Holleman Professor of Music
Stone, Terri Van Stool. Curiosity prompted ns to check a new listing of August honors graduates and, no surpriseby now, two additionalnames appeared as Cum Laude listings— Marcia Moor-
and Barbara Van Andel. So even computers get the blues, we settled. But in checking with Registrar Jon Huisken we learned it's more a matter of timing: We ran our list too soon, before matters such as incompletes,grade changes, pending grades (due to things like enrollment
programs)had been reckoned
at the terminals.Apologies to these Class of
administrativecenter.At that time, the former guest center, The Alumni House, was converted to offices for developmentand alumni personnel. This past fall when administrators moved into permanent offices in the remodeled DeWitt Center, the former Alumni House became headquarters for the department of education and the department's previous location, De Pree-Cottage,was remodeled to become the new campus guest
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NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, FEBRUARY 1984
James R. Bekkering Dean for Admissions Hope College Holland, Mich. 49423 (616) 392-5111,
Tuesday 20 Hope CollegiumMusicum Concert; DePree Art
Chemistry DepartmentSeminars, weekly, normallyFriday afternoons, Peale Science Center; research seminars by academic and industrial scientists. For details, contact Department of Chemistry, (616) 392-5111, ext. 3213. Biology DepartmentSeminars, weekly, normallyFriday afternoons,Peale Science Center; research seminars by academic, medical and industrial scientists. For details, contact Departmentof Biology, (616) 392-5111, ext. 3212. Mathematics DepartmentSeminars, weekly, normally Tuesdays, 3 p.m., VanderWerf Hall; research reportsand advanced topic presentationsby visiting scientists, faculty and students. For details, contact Department of Mathematics, (616) 392-5111, ext. 3001.
ADMISSIONS Bus Trips for prospectivestudents; leaves New York March 14.
Visitation Days, March 9, April 6; opportunitiesfor high school juniors and seniors plus transfers to experience campus life with ample opportunity to meet students, faculty
and staff. Holland Area Overnight, mid-March; applicantsspend a night on campus; discussionson commuting vs. living on campus. Receptions for Applied/Accepted Students,March 12-16, in Traverse City, Saginaw, Midland, Flint, Bloomfield Hills, Rochester, Grosse Pointe,Ann Arbor, and Lan-
South Bend/Elkhart, Ind.; South Holland and West Chicago Suburbs, 111.; additionallocationspossible. Junior Day, April 13; for high school juniors and their sing, Mich.;
parents; help in beginning the collegesearch process. Pre-med and Pre-engineeringDay, April 12; advice in pursuing popular academic areas. Art Visitation Day, April 24; information on pursuing art as academic concentration or career;coincideswith opening of major exhibit, "Mexico: Her Art From Past to Present" Explorientation, July 29-Aug. 4; a chance to "try on" college (see ad. p. 7)
For details on all artivities contact AdmissionsOffice,(616) 392-5111, ext. 2200.
ARTS Februrary Thru Mar. 18 Korean Drawing Show, SmithsonianInstitute; DePree Art Center, Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat., 10 A.M.-9 P.M., Sun., 1 P.M.-9 P.M. Saturday 25 Guest Recital: Saginaw Valley /Hope Faculty Wind Ensemble;Dimnent Chapel, 8 P.M. ***Fri. & Sat. 24 & 25 Theatre Production: "Scenes and Revelations"; De Witt Main Theater, 8 P.M. Moinday 27 An evening of Chamber Music with Jerrold Meinwald; Wichers Auditorium,8 P.M. Tuesday 28 Hope Orchestra Concert with Tom Erickson, bassist; Dimnent Chapel, 8 P.M. »** Wednesday 29 Theatre Production: "Scenes tions"; DeWitt Main Theatre, 8 P.M.
Gallery, 11 A.M. Wednesday 21 Hope Wind Ensemble Concert; Dimnent Chapel, 8 P.M.
GRAND RAPIDS SYMPHONY, Great Performance Series, featuring Bella Davidovich, pianist; Dimnent Chapel, 8 P.M. Mar. 23-Apr. 5 Senior Art Show: DePree Art Center, Gallery Hours: Mon. -Sat., 10 A.M. -9 P.M., Sun., 1 ‘Thursday 22
April Tuesday 3 Guest Recital: Penelope Crawford, Fortepianist: DePree Art Gallery, 8 P.M. Thursday 5 Music Department Student Recital; Dimnent Chapel, 7 P.M. “‘Thur.-Sat. 12-14 Dance X; DeWitt Theater, 8 P.M. Friday 13 Senior Recital: Ginger Hawkins, cellist& Cathy Cox, violinist; Wichers Auditorium,8 P.M. Saturday 14 Senior Recital: Joy Huttar, organist;Dimnent Chapel, 8 P.M. Apr. 14-Jun. 3 Mexican Art Show, "Mexico: Her Art From Past to Present"; DePree Art Center, Gallery Hours: Mon. -Sat., 10 A.M.-9 P.M., Sun., 1 P.M. -9 P.M. Sunday 15 Music Faculty Ensemble Concert, H. Robert Reynolds, guest condurtor; Dimnent Chapel, 8 P.M. Thursday 19 Music Department Student Recital; Wichers Auditorium,7 P.M. “‘Thur. & Sat. 19 & 21 Theatre Production: "Echos"; DeWitt Main Theater, 8 P.M. Sunday 22 Hope Chapel Choir Concert; Dimnent Chapel, 8:30 P.M. Monday 23 Senior Recital: Ingrid Sykeman, cellist& Tammy Nothdurft, trumpeter; Wichers Auditorium, 8 P.M. ‘Tuesday 24 WILLIAM SHARP, BARITONE, Young Concert Artist; Dimnent Chapel, 8 P.M. Wednesday 25 Master Class: WILLIAM SHARP, BARITONE, Young Concert Artist;Wichers, 3:30 P.M. Wednesday 25 Hope Jazz Ensemble Concert; Kletz, 8 P.M. *“Wed.-Sat. 25-28 Theatre Production: "Echos";DeWitt Main Theater, 8 P.M. Thursday 26 Hope Orchestra Concert featuring winners of the concerto contest; Dimnent Chapel, 8 P.M. Saturday 28 Senior Recital:Beth Bichler, violinist, & Lois Kortering,guitar & violin; Wichers Auditorium, 3 P.M. Fri.— Sat. 27—28 Opera Workshop Performance; Snow Auditorium, 8 P.M.
‘Monday scheulde in
May Term (1985) May June Term (1985) May Summer Session (1985)
6-26 28-June 15
June 17 Registration& Payment of Fees June 17 Classes Begin at 1 p.m. July 4 Classes Not in Session July 26 Summer Session Ends
HUMANITIES Colloquim, Student PresentationsMARCH 20, 3:15 p.m.. Lubbers Loft
Colloquium, Prof. Roger E. Davis, "PythagoreanComma," April 19, 3:15 p.m.. Lubbers Loft
March 23 St. Andrews EpiscopalChurch, Livonia, Mich. March 24 Trinity Reformed Church, Rochester, N.Y. March 25 The Reformed Church, Fort Plain, N.Y. March 26 Community Reformed Church of Colonie, Al-
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ACADEMICS AND ANNUAL EVENTS Critical Issues Symposium, March 7 & 8 (see ad, p. 24) Model United Nations Symposium, March 15-16 Alumni Day, May 5 Baccalaureateand Commencement, May 6 Pinning Ceremony, Hope-Calvin Department of Nursing, May 12, 2 p.m.
Children's Festival Male Chorus; Dimnent Chapel, 7 P.M. "‘Tuesday 13 MARCH FESTIVAL '84: St. Cecilia Youth Chorale, & Holland Chorale; Festival Choirs, Dimnent Chapel, 8 P.M.
Fall Semester (1984) Aug. 25 Residence Halls Open Aug. 25-27 Freshmen Orientation Aug. 28 Late Registration
Thursday 15 Music Department Student Recital; Wichers Auditorium,7 P.M. Friday 16 MARCH FESTIVAL '84: Western Michigan U. Brass Ensemble;Greg Alley, trumpeter; Timothy Snyder, tenor; Stephen Dunning, poet; Wichers Auditorium,4 P.M. ‘"Saturday 17 MARCH FESTIVAL '84: Grand Finale Concert; Holland Chorale & Western Michigan U. Brass Ensemble; Dimnent Chapel, 8 P.M. Monday 19 Hope Jazz Ensemble Concert, DeWitt Kletz, 8 P.M.
(evening) Sept. 3, Labor Day Classes in Session Oct. 5 Fall Recess Begins, 6 p.m. Oct. 10 Fall Recess Ends, 8 a.m. Oct. 19-21 Homecoming Weekend Nov. 2-4 Parents' Weekend Nov. 22 ThanksgivingRecess Begins, 8 a.m. Nov. 26 ThanksgivingRecess Ends, 8 a.m. Dec. 7 Last Day of Classes
April 5 Good Friday: Classes Dismissed at 12:30 p.m. April 26 May Day; Classes Dismissed at 12:30 p.m. April 29-May 3 SemesterExaminations May 4 Alumni Day May 5 Baccalaureateand Commencement
CHAPEL CHOIR SPRING TOUR
Thursday 1 Hope Student Wind Chamber Music Recital; Wichers Auditorium,7 P.M. Saturday 3 Guest Recital:David Northington, pianist; Dimnent Chapel, 8 P.M. Friday 9 Master Class: MENDELSSOHN STRING QUARTET, Young Concert Artist, Wichers Auditorium, 3:30 P.M. "Saturday 10 MENDELSSOHN STRING QUARTET, Young Concert Artists, Dimnent Chapel, 8 P.M.
MARCH FESTIVAL '84: Festival
7 Registrationfor New Students 8 Classes Begin, 8 a.m. 15 Winter Recess Begins, 6 p.m. 20 Winter Recess Ends, 8 a.m. March 7 Critical Issues Symposium (classes not in session) March 21 Spring Recess Begins, 6 p.m. April 1 Residence Halls Open, Noon April 2 Spring Recess Ends, 8 a.m.
Wed.-Sat. 16-19 Tulip Time Organ Recital: Dimnent Chapel. Twenty minute programs given every half hour from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
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Dec. 10-14 Semester Examinations
27 The Congregational Church, Old Saybrook,
March 28 Brookville Reformed Church, Glen Head, N.Y. March 29 North Branch Reformed Church, North Branch, N.J.
March 30 The Wyckoff Reformed Church, Wyckoff,N.J. March 31 Barbizon Plaza Hotel, New York, N.Y. April 1 The Reformed Church, Bronxville,N.Y. April 1 First Reformed Church, Long Island City, N.Y. April 1 New HackensackReformed Church, Wappingers Falls, N.Y.
April 2 Deer Park Reformed Church, Port Jervis, N.Y. April 3 Emmanuel Reformed Church, Whitby, Ontario,
Canada April 8 Dimnent Memorial Chapel, 8:30 p.m.
SYMPHONETTE SPRING TOUR Friday, March 23 New Life Community Church, Milwaukee, Wis. Saturday, March 24 Bethany Reformed Church, Sheboygan, Wis. Sunday, March 25 (a.m.) Bethany Reformed Monday, March 26 New Hope Community Church, Wausau, Wis. Wednesday, March 28 Second Reformed Church, Pella, Iowa Thursday, March 29 First Reformed Church, Orange City, Iowa Friday, March 30 Community Reformed Church, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Sunday, April 1 Peace Reformed Church, Eagan, Minn.
NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, FEBRUARY 1984
Top-ranked cagers enjoy spotlight status by
"We're number one!!" is the well deserved chant of Hope College basketballfans this season as the Dutchmen have sat atop the
Division III most of the year. Coach Glenn Van Wieren's Dutchmen had won 19 games in a row through Feb. 15 and in fact were the last undefeated team among all of the NCAA's 651 members (major unination's
At press time Hope was one game away from clinchingits fourth straight Michigan Intercollegiate AthleticAssociation (MIAA) championship and a third consecutive trip to the NCAA Division III post-game tournament. The Dutchmen have played before sellout Holland Civic Center crowds the entire season and when on the road opponents have enjoyed their biggestgates of the year. During a two-game trip to New York Hope fans outnumbered the home team's rooters. Hope was ranked in a poll coaches as the nation'snumber one NCAA Division III team for an unprecedented six straight weeks. It marked the first time ever that an MIAA school has been ranked first in a nationalpoll
any sport. The team's success and the college's outstanding intercbllegiate athletic program has drawn attentionfrom the media. The team was the subjectof a story dis-
tributednationallyby the Associated Press,
were to be featured in USA Today, and receivedmention during a CBS nationalcollege basketballtelecast. Feature stories were also written by reportersfrom newspapers such as the IndianapolisStar, the Detroit Free Press, the Detroit News, the Grand Rapids Press and many other regional publications. The Calvin-at-Hope game was televised live by the NBC affiliatein Grand Rapids. Through all the hoopla and success the team has been able to keep things in
100 games in just seven years, has perpetuated a winning tradition started by his tor, Russ DeVette, who for more than quarter of a century guided the Dutchmen
looking forward to the NCAA playoffswhich begin the weekend of March 2nd and culminate with the nationalfinals on March 16-17 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids,
more than three hundred wins. "Hope has been a big part of my life Tom Renner is director of College Relations this season has been like a dream come true." and the former editor of news from Hope Dreams aside, the Dutchmen were eagerly College.
"We all love playing,but it's only part of our life," said senior guard Todd Schuiling,a business major who also sings in the College's Chapel Choir. "I came to Hope because of the strong academic program." "Sport doesn't wag the tail here," said Van Wiefen. "The players we have are the ones who are looking for a place where they can get an education first.We tell them to ask this question, 'Would I want to be at Hope if I didn't have basketball?"' Larry Donald, editor of the nationallydistributedtabloid Basketball Times, described Hope's basketballprogram as "a pleasant revelation." "The Flying Dutchmen are probably enjoying their best season ever (and there have been a number of fine Hope teams before), but are doing so within a philosophicalframework long ago chewed up and spit out in Division I," Donald Wrote. Van Wieren, whose teams have won over
ODE TO A BASKETBALL TEAM
(deliveredon the eve of the Hope-Calvin game, fan. 20)
Hope springs eternal when our hoopsters hit the floor When they hit enough baskets, Hope springs even more. They've posted sweet victories, now up to eleven.
And soared to first place in the pollsters' vote heaven. Though often points behind they've met every test And so far the coach has no cardiac arrest. For Van Wieren's been winning since undergrad days. That string of Calvin victories was merely a phase Which Hope has outgrown for a string of its own. And Saturday's contest will add one more stone To Hope's precious crown so studded and stellar While Calvin will languish, a mere cellar-dweller, At the bottom of the MIAA ranks, Just one more victim for whom we give thanks. The Orange and Blue have so many heroes It's lucky opponents score more than zeroes. For clutch shots and stealing that leaves the fans drooling The Dutchmen can credit one senior Todd Schuiling. A guy who'll make mincemeat of every foe's blunder Is a high scoring B-ball whiz named John Klunder.
A guard, in the clutch, his alertnesskills The enemy team. Of course, he's Jeff Oils. The next tour get harder cuz the names are reversed The first name comes last; the last name comes first. A giant, a- dunker who'll do all he can To step on the enemy is Gustad, Dan.
A frequent high scorer who'll tip, dip, or whip That ball into action is named Henry, Chip. Another key player who does all that he ought And leads us to more wins is Gelander, Scott. A leading rebounder, who'll fool any ref And outsmart opponents is Hope's own Heerdt, Always
what the heck, man. the skills of Dave Beckman.
Together these guys with
their helpful reserves Will give Calvin's Knighties what each deserves. Our oieerleaders,too, will make each pyramid A wonder of the world; we'll see what they did To outclass the quiche-eaters from Grand Rapids East With drills of precision for our eyes to feast.
by Stephen Hemenwa Associate Professor of Englis
NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, FEBRUARY 1984
a force, driving hard,
Let's have a cheer for
... . .... Opponent-outsmarter Jeff Heerdt goes for it again, assisted by Scott Gelander
Athleticsuccess hasn't been limited this winter to the men's basketballteamjust two-thirds of the way through its season the women's basketballteam was already assured of its most successfulcampaign ever.
They stood 13-5 going into the season's winning roumaments at both Covenant College in Tennessee and final stretch after
Trinity Christian College in Illinois.Before this year no Hope women's basketballteam had ever won more than 11 games in a season. In wrestling,Hope crowned its first individual league champion in five years when
sophomore Keith DeVries
of Jenison, Mich., captured the gold metal at 177-pounds. Hope continued to excel in swimming, too. Freshman Rob Peel of Spring Lake, Mich., qualified for the NCAA Division III national championships in the 50 yard freestyle while senior divers Sarah Souter of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Mary DeVries of Holland, Mich., each qualified for the nationalsfor the fourth straight year in one- and three-meter diving. The women will also send to the nationals their 200-yard medley team of freshman Susan Solmen of HuntingtonWoods, Mich., Irene Wang of Holland, Mich., and Charlotte
Johnson of Okemos, Mich.
Photo by Louis Schakel
in the lab’
Science & industry build give-and-take goodwill by Eileen Beyer
the dancer who leads by virtue of being the
the structure of organic compounds. This past
accelerator lab for the testingthat
At several major American universities, facultyscientists have been tentativelytrying
one controllingthe purse strings.Even those who believe that business and academe can be
Donnelly Mirrors, Inc., a major Holland industry tied to automotive and the growing
wants done (mostly, analyses of the thin films that make up mirrors, preciselytesting
out a new step with big business as their partner. This influx of the private sector into
amiable labfellowsstress that it's important to view the situationas a delicate balance of
liquid crystal display markets, gave
the laboratoriesof academe seems an inevita-
interests which must be initially guaranteed and constantly guarded.
The new equipment allows for more accurate de-. tection of x-rays and makes it possiblealso to run new-to-Hope tests to detect protons or alpha particles by way of a process 'called
ble consequence of a $200 billion dollar national deficit that's been coupled with
conservativePresidentialspending habits. Together, these factors have resultedin fewer dollars for the federalfunding of basic scientific
Meanwhile,science, whose discoveriesin recent years have been burgeoning, has been unwilling to be relegatedto wallflower status, or, indeed, to sit out any of the action. Industry
of a potentialfor profit,
At Hope no corporation is underwriting any Peale Center laboratory and most of the overlaps between the College and industry are local and low-key. And yet, with more than 200 manufacturingindustriesin the Holland area (includingseveral with world-wide markets), Hope scientists are certainlynot geographicallyprotected from the pull of corporate science.Although the College at present "is not in a positionwith any company that it is so heavily dependent on the relationshipthat we couldn't get along without it," says Dean for the Natural Sciences
coming out of life sci— has become an eager new suitor, more than willing to climb up the ivory towers to get inside the labs where a marketa- Irwin Brink, there is widespread recognition ble discovery could be inside the next petri that the supplemental support Hope scientists dish. receive from industry is very important. But not everyone is enchanted with the This support has been most obvious in emerging science& industry pas de deux. The recent years in gifts of equipment for Hope new arrangement, critics say, muddies the labs. In 1982 Parke-Davis Co. of Holland, a particularly in what's
motive of pure discovery with that of pure profit. Inevitably,they say, it will
impossible to keep the dance — the free meanderings of scientific inquiry — distinct from
divisionof Warner-Lambert Co., gave Hope the money to buy a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, a $75,000 instrument that yields otherwise-elusiveinformation
$35,000 for a new testing chamber and detector to add to the College'sacceleratorlab.
Rutherford Back Scattering.In addition,in recent years Hope has received instruments from an instrument-maker, Hewlett-Packard Corp., largelythrough the influence,says Brink, of a Hope alumnus, lim Serum '65, is a junior executive with the corporation.
These gifts are important because they
open up new teaching areas. They also help insure that Hope professorsare on the front lines in their research projects. To no one's surprise, the new equipment enables students
for things such as thicknesses,impuritiesand
deteriorationmechanisms)than it is for the corporation to set up its own acceleratorlab. Not only do they get what they need, but their philanthropicspirit is rewarded with a tax credit to boot.
Similar give-and-take benefitsare built into Parke-Davis' gift of the spectrometer (they not only get to use it but can also get knowledgeable analysisof the data that comes out of the instrument) and also their donations toward the annual $5,000 purchase of
ChemistryAbstracts (they get access
the rest of Hope's sciencelibrary) and their
newly won dollar support of a chemistry seminar program (they get to come). The beauty of these and apparently all the overlaps which have developed between Hope scientists and area businesses is that the gifts
and professorsto run lab tests for industry
and donations are made with some friendly
and do sophisticatedconsulting work, with the providers among those who are served.
anticipations, but with few hard, fast or abso-
That fact is, of course, one of the motivations for the gifts. Obviously, it's more efficient for Donnelly Mirrors to spend $35,000 on a chamber that will enable Hope scientists to adapt the College's $1 million
lute strings attached.
"There is a very good spirit of cooperation marks all our relationshipswith busi-
ness," says Brink.
ways we can be mutuallyhelpful, but we are not in a positionwith any company that the
NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, FEBRUARY 1984
So far, Hope scientists have been able to
we are so heavily dependent that our decision-making is affected in any way by any
cling to traditional, purist notions regarding
vested interests." Tom Scab, applied research manager at Donnelly Mirrors, echoes Brink's assessment.
Funding from the
"Part of our reason for giving the chamber and new detector to Hope was economical.
But 1 think it was motivated more by the closenesswe have to people at Hope, seeing what was needed. The equipment was given
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without much in the way of expectations, although I do have personal hopes of working with Bryant Hichwa (associate professorof physics)on some long-term projects that I ve
Beginning with Fiscal '83-'84, undergraduate institutionslost all federal funds for science education.This resulted in the end of the Undergraduate Research Participation program which typicallyinvolved Hope students in summer lab employment, the breakdown of the Scientific Equipment Program and the disappearance of Science Faculty Fellowships.
been thinking about for a few years." (Seah is a Ph.D. physicist who was formerly a faculty member at an academic institution.) Meanwhile,back at the accelerator lab, Hichwa all but chortlesthat he designed the new chamber "to have everything 1 always
was a slap-in-the-face increase in funding for pre-college and graduate science education programs, but no increasefor under-
• • Last year there
• • •
freely admits that whatever personal research he conducts using the new equipmentcould and indeed should be described as "corporate-funded," but he says there are no problems in the setup because of Donnelly's stand-back positioning.(Hichwa's
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major research into charge symmetry breaking, conducted with his colleagueAssociate Professorof Physics Peter Jolivette, is funded by the National Science Foundation— a coup because of the organization'sreputation for giving grants to physicists sparingly — and is conducted at the Indiana University Cyclotron facilityin Bloomington.) In return for their gift, on paper
graduate science education. This year a new program, Research in Undergraduate Institutions(RU1), has become available through the NationalScience Foundation. It funds faculty research,but student participation is strongly encouraged. In the works is a bill for the continued support of RU1 and a bill for increases in science and mathematicseducation.The latter has been passed in the House and sent to the Senate where, observers predict, it has a long way to go before passage. Since 1976 Hope has maintained an affiliation with the Independent Colleges Office in Washington, D.C., by way of the College's membership in the Great Lakes Colleges Association,a 12-institutionconsortium. Under the direction of Ida Wallace, an Oberlin alumna and former newspaper reporter, the Independent Colleges Office does lobbying, gives informationon federal grants and services, arranges meetings in Washington for GLCA presidentsand board members, and works to get scientistsfrom independent collegesappointed to funding review panels.
guaranteed one year of free sample runs (conducted by Donnellypersonnel once Hichwa teaches them how to use the instrument).
After that, they will pay a standard usage rate and at least in principle be on a equal footing with all other users, some of whom will likely be other commercial concerns. But, as Hichwa points out, he oversees the lab and if there were ever an instance of conflicts in scheduling, his inclination would be "to look favorably on getting the Donnellysamples run because of their investment." "The chamber is ideally suited for industrial research and undergraduates like to do that kind of prartical research,rather than
something more esoteric. Our association with Donnellyhas been invaluable.It's exposed us to all kinds of interestingproblems and given me the chance to learn about sur-
academic research funded by business and
but has chosen to remain because, he says, "I
teaching very much and I think I'm a better teacher when I bring the insightsof the outside into the classroom." All professional developmentfor professors — be it makstill love
ing art or presenting music or writing a book — requiresa certain amount of interruption in one's day, van Putten points out, adding that in his case all of that is minimized because he has a managerial staff to handle daily odds-and-ends activities. Van Putten has Hope students and graduates working in his companiesas interns and
that conflict lies in the dollars that business
expects to gain versus the string of publications that we in academe are expected to publish.One is based on private ownership,
department, adds that business is inclined toward short-term, problem-solving research, while academic researchersin general are in-
more long-term, more chancy and usually more interestingscience — "science for the next generation,non-mission-oriented sci-
coustical resonances in odd-shaped containers,
attentionspan to keep their interest going in
counters with business are the exception to their daily activities rather than the rule,
has no other funding. Thus, van Putten is Hope's only scientist whose research is totally
Hope scientists emphasize. So far. Brink says, no professorin the division has become so involved in consultingwork that there's any
business is his own. The overlaps with business yield more than
that kind of research,"he adds.
funded by business; it just happens that the
monetary benefitsfor Hope
work well as
in placing Hope students in jobs, both before
a built-in check to keep the ties
with business from becoming entanglements. Beyond those ideological reins, there is a legal consideration:Hope has receivedmany of its instruments from the National Science Foundation and one of the stipulations of those gifts is that the
equipment can not be used
direct competition with a commercial enterprise. There are also policies that have evolved internally, such as the chemistry de-
partment's decisionto turn down any Environmental ProtectionAgency-required hazardous waste testing because it's simply too tedious and repetitious to have learning value. Probably the most unusual form of scienceindustry overlap that exists at Hope is the situation of Jim van Putten, professorof physics. In the mid 1970s van Putten and a partner
formed their own Macatawa Computer Service Company. Since then the partner has retired and the company has grown and diversified to encompass three separate businesses, including one involved in the smallscale manufacture of
Together, the three enterprisesemploy nearly 30 people. Van Putten minimizesaccusations
the contrary,he claims, his interests have been clarified — obviously,he could quite academe all together
of conflict of interest.
likelihoodof distraction from the business at hand, i.e. teaching undergraduates. The faculty's sense of professionalintegrityseems to
practical lab assignments for student re-
searchers.The contactshave also been helpful
inescapablepart of the modern scientist's life."
Mike Doyle, who has become nationally involved in funding issues through his positions as most recent presidentof the Council on UndergraduateResearch and current editor of the Council'snewsletter,points out that .
one-half of all the chemistry Ph.D.s produced in this country come from private, undergraduate institutions, a fact that is woefully under-recognized. "On the nationallevel, there is rarely a recognitionof the importance of the undergraduate institution in developing the chemical awareness that prompts an individualto go to graduate school and then be attractive to the chemical industry. In contrast, many of our local companies have recognized this contribution and at the present time are doing
beneficial to the College,to the industries, to
Bill Mungall, chairperson of the chemistry
done much in," Hichwa further notes. Valuable though they may be, these en-
search programs in cash. But it's not as easy as it used to be. Grantwriting has become involved. The New York Times recentlystated that "the legendary absent-minded professor would drown in the sea of grant proposals,research papers and administrativeand teaching duties that are an
the whole set-up is that he's funding his own pure research project, an investigationof ac-
group can hold their own in the publicfunding competition,Hope's distinguished reputationin the sciences and its pool of topnotch faculty researchersshould keep its re-
something to assist us," Doyle notes. "So far, all of our relationshipshave been
ence," is how Jim van Putten describesit. "Very few industrieshave a long enough
face physics,somethingI previously hadn't
and fundee is "pretty much freelance." As long as undergraduate institutions as a
the other on public presentation.Our students benefitfrom publications,not from
regular employees. But probably the most interestingtwist in
research funding because they have been extremely adept at getting the funding they need from traditional supporters of fundamental research:the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health and the Research Corporation— sources which give scientists freedom in their pursuitsat such a level that Associate Professorof Biology Jim Gentile says the relationship between funder
"In research,you inevitablyget into trou-
when people have a vested interest outcome,"is Dean Brink's overview. ble
want to go to
What is it Can
our faculty and to our students," summarizes Brink. "There have been no problems with academic freedom or conflias of interest."
"We have a responsibility to give our students exposure to applied research,"argues van Putten, "because most of them will be going into industry,not academe. We are not here to make carbon copies of ourselves;our goal is not to make another professor.Our goal is to help produce graduates who are creative and inventive people for our society." Apparently, so far Hope scientists' relationships with business have only for
make the grade?
and take. Most Hope scientists agree with Professorof Chemistry Michael Doyle: There
work and they do what they do mostly out of a sense of community service. "Hope College is the main technicalservice institution in West Michigan," says Doyle. "Because of that, Hope College has a unique place in the service operation. We can assist our local companies in improvingtheir operations and their products, perhaps help
become more knowledgeable
of the benefits
and potential side effects of their products." Sometimes,Hope is able to help companies with temporaryor interim needs for more lab space. The space is rented for a nominal fee for times when it is not being used by students. Bell and Howell Automated Systems of Zeeland
one recent lab tenant.
Income from the rental of space and the use of equipment is used for things such as the repair and maintenanceof instruments. For all the goodwill, Hope scientists are
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and after graduation, says Brink. Moreover,the relationshipsare indeed give
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a basic conflict in the system of
NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, FEBRUARY 1984
OPUS Selections from Opus, the student art publication,
mixing muffins with her old wooden spoon, measuring all the ingredients by eye no recipe to follow. At night, 1 would
her long grey hair.
She would kneel at her bed to say her prayers then put her dentures in a glass. In the last
nonsense to any who knew but
her language, was the only thing she could not leave.
Kristine Ann Barnes, a junior
from Northuille, Mich.
The Child Upstairs Her troubles perplexed him As she grew impatiently fat
Around the ankles In that final
Reply to the Door to Door Theologian Good
way. If There’s hell to pay, go below it If there’s nothing at all, you can sir,
in a smaller
Find that too. — Not the sea’s finer Sky or the oak’s insinuated history. Not even the ordered slide of
Not even moments; between them, between Breaths, when the lung is empty, alone With its shape, and waiting. When
The ashen, deathward fly in the sill Yawns, and inside the tiny, twitching Mouth that isn’t there, you see faces,
Alumni Opus /Alumni
Recognition of alumni talents and achievements and literary arts
in the visual
Like a tadpole
Bath water pond
One day he began to sweat In the terrific sauna Of her
He released her Cruelly,
Drowned in the waste Of his own life And was born still. Sue Marks, a junior from Scotia, N.Y.
Tools the color of flesh, handled Snapshots of everything. We’ve simply two Ways, sir, of sharing our confusions.
Tom Andrews, a senior from East Grand Rapids, Mich.
— competition in all forms of the visual arts and creative writing — presentation of selected works in the first alumni invitational show in the Hope College De Free Center Gallery and in a special insert to news from Hope College —sponsored by the Office of College Relations and the department of art
Guidelines,the visual arts 1. Competitionis open to all women and men who have been enrolled at Hope College. Current Hope students are ineligible. Entries should be recent works, i.e. works executed durincfthe past three years. Graduates of the Classes on 1981, 1982 and 1983 must submit work done after leaving Hope. 2. Entrants must submit good qualitycolor slides. In the case of three-dimensional works, at least two views are required. Slides must include the following information: indication of top of slide, title of work, dimensions of work, media and artist's name. The artist's name, address, phone number and Hope class year should be printed or typed on a piece of paper no smaller than 3x5 inches which must accompanythe slide(s). Slides should represent works that are ready for exhibition. The judges reserve the right to refuse a work that varies markedly from the slide presentation. 3. Each entrant may submit no more than three entries. 4. Slide entries should be mailed to: Alumni Invitational, Office of CollegeRelations, Hope College, Holland, Mich. 49423. 5. Slide entries must be postmarked no later than July 13, 1984. Hope College will make every effort to return slides at the close of the competitionbut will not be responsible for the receipt,return or condition of the slide entries.The sender assumes all risks. 6. The judges will select entries for display in the De Pree Center Gallery.The alumni invitational show will open on Homecoming weekend, Oct 19, 1984, and close on Nov.
Guidelines,the literary arts 1. Competitionis open to all women and men who have been enrolled at Hope College. Current Hope students are ineligible. Entries should represent recent work, i.e. writing that has been done during the past three years. Graduates of the classes of 1981, 1982 and 1983 must submit work done after leaving Hope. 2. Entries must be typed, double-spaced,on one side of white, 8-1/2 x 1 inch paper. The name and address of the author should appear at the top of the right-hand comer of the first page. All subsequent pages must be numbered at the top righthand comer, and the author's last name or the titleof the work must also appear in the top right-hand comer of each page. The following information must be typed or printed on a separate piece of paper no smaller than 3 x 5 inches and mailed with entries:author's name, title(s)of work(s), author's address, phone number and Hope 1
class year. 3. Each entrant may submit no more than three entries. 4. Entries should be mailed to Alumni Opus, Office of College Relations, Hope College, Holland, Mich. 49423. Hope College will make every effort to return entries at the close of the competitionbut will not be responsible for the receipt,return or condition of entries.The sender assumes all risks.
5. Entries must be postmarked no later than July 13, 1984. 6. The decision of the judges is final. 7. The Office of College Relations retains the right to publish in the Dec., 1984, edition of
7. Winners will be notified by mail at which time they will receive information regarding the shipment of works. 8. The Office of College Relations retains the right to photograph for reproduction in the Dec., 984, issue of news from Hope College any piece of art displayed in the alumni invitational show.
news from Hope College and
special booklet to be distributedin the De Pree Center Art Gallery any poem, short story or other piece of creative writing entered in the competition. No other rights are retained by Hope College.
Drawings by Matt Vanderborgh, a senior from Saginaw, Mich.
NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, FEBRUARY 1984
AT antics aid
language learning by Chuck Knebl "1
was utterlyunprepared [or the spectacle
of a finger-snapping professor who pulled
rapid responses from us . . . and dramatized some vocabulary by destroying a wastebasket,tearing the buttons from his shirt, crying out as if in joy and then in agony, and ending collapsedon the floor. “When he recovered and announced that he had just demonstratedthe basic technique expected,even required,of ATs planning to teach in -the Dartmouth IntensiveMethod, I was stunned. Having usually considered myself a reserved and undemonstrative person, I couldn't imagine myself performing such antics in front of a classroom of people . . “Three days later, having then been chosen as an AT, I found myself in front of a classroom of people, doing the impossible. “I loved it." .
German AT Mary
Breitsprecherelicits frequent responses with her snap-and-point paces. studied and find a hotel room, get around the city and exchange simple conversation with native-speakers.Former AT Brian Gibbs, a senior from Union Springs, N.Y., feels language study will lessen "American arrogance" concerning communicationwith foreigners. And AT Mary Breitsprecher,a sophomore from Brighton, Mich., thinks all learning benefitsfrom study of a foreign language: "It's a good way to stretch your mind, to make it more versatile." The program of coupling regular classes with drill sessionswas started in the spring of 1978 in two French sections, informed Dr. John A. Creviere,associate professor of French. It was based on a model developed at Dartmouth College,Hanover, N.H., by Professor John Rassias, who has a registered trademark on the method. Creviere receiveda grant from the Exxon Education Foundation in the fall of 1977 to attend a four-day workshop at Dartmouth. Hope College then receiveda one-year, $6,000 grant from Exxon to start the
Each semester selected students become apprenticeteachers (ATs) and take on important roles in Hope's foreign languages program. The ATs lead drill session to review and reinforce the theoriestaught in regular class sessionsby facultymembers. They are students who take on the responsibility of helping to teach their peers. Like their professorial counterparts,ATs must be sensitive to students'beyond-the-classroom needs, they must develop good rapport with their class, they must prepare, they must take charge and at the same time maintain the casual, relaxed settingthat brings out the best in students learning to speak a foreign language through the intensivemethod. The value of the drill session to learnersis threefold, according to Dr. Ion T. Agheana, associate professor of romance languages who teaches Spanish: learning easily occurs because students aren't graded on performance but only required to attend; learnersare able to speak frequently and listen to a foreign language; and instructionfrom a peer shows that foreign language study isn't mysterious. Theresa Van Istendal, a freshman from Louisville, Ky., and a Spanish I student last semester, feels somethingelse is important
program. Creviere said the Dartmouth method is based on the idea that thought comes from emotion and people must be at ease to communicate. He said, "Human communication is active communication. . . (and you're) not only communicatingwords, but also commu-
"We have a good time . . . just by making mistakes . . . It's a supportive situation." ATs are not without rewards. Agheana adds that through their drill sessionsATs "solidify their own knowledge of the language," learn to manage a situationinvolving people, receive payment and earn three credit hours per semester. ProspectiveATs attend a workshop prior to each semester which includes four meetings and a "jury period" during which ATs are selected, said Dr. Ruth W. Todd, associate professorof classics and chairperson of the foreign languages department. She said the workshop essentially serves two purposes: "To acquaint the students with our method and then to train them." Todd says the faculty of the modern languages (French, German and Spanish) looks for severalqualities when selecting ATs: satisfactory proficiencyin the language (usually one year at Hope); sensitivity to others; leadershipability; cooperation; and reliability. To develop the structureof drill sessions and discussproblems, ATs meet with faculty members weekly. Each drill session covers the same material as that day's regular class, and all regular classes cover the same material at
the same time. Todd says each regular class is limitedto 24 students and there are no more than 12 students per drill session.ATs also meet with their students'regular professor to discuss any individualproblems. Some basic sentence exercises are used by all ATs. Vocabulary is also covered, many times through games such as charades or basketball — a game used by one AT last semester which allowed students to shoot wadded notebook paper at a wastebasket after correctly answering a question. Creativityand animation are stressedfor their teaching value.
Assistantprofessor of German Sander De Haan hopes once students complete the intensive program, they could travel to the country
NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, FEBRUARY 1984
nicatinga person." The basic structureof the Dartmouth method has been retained, but some changes have been made to fit the complexion of Hope. Creviere said at Dartmouth regular classes and drill sessions meet five days per week for 20 weeks, spread out over two quarters;at Hope the program runs 30 weeks, with classes and drill sessionsmeeting four times per week the first semester and three times per week the second. Hope has also decreased its language requirement in the core program, which consists of eight areas of liberal arts study all students must complete, from nine credit hours to seven. The change occured because now the culture and language of a country are studied concurrently in the
Since 1980 all sectionsof German, French and Spanish have used the E)artmouth method, and this year Dutch is being offered in the same way. Greek and Latin do not utilize the method because they are no longer used for oral communication, Todd said. Russian is being taught this year at Hope because a number of students requested it, but it is not being taught via the intensivemethod because there were no qualified ATs on campus.
Dutch has been offered for brief periods in Hope's history.It was last offered as a regular language around 1913, according to Dr. Harry Boonstra, associate professorof English and native of The Netherlands, who is teaching the course this year. He said it's being offerednow on a experimental basis and likely will not be offered as a major or minor in the future.Boonstra says renewed interest in Dutch history and culture has been due to the 1982 bicentennialanniversary of relations between The Netherlands and America, which helped prompt the College to offer the language. In addition, Todd receiveda program review from the National Endowment for the Humanities which suggested Hope as a "natural" place to offer Dutch because of the College'sheritage. Boonstra is able to use the Dartmouth method because qualified ATs were available: his daughter, Anne, a junior, who is completely bilingual, and a Hope psychology student from The Netherlands, Jan Kees den Bakker. He said first-year Dutch likely will be offeredevery other year. By petition of 17 students,who had already finished their core language requirement, De Haan is teaching two semesters of Russian. He is using an audio-lingualapproach very similar to the one used for all languages prior to 1978. It is not as intense as the Dartmouth method but still emphasizes the abilitiesto read, write, speak and listen to a foreign language. Although Russian as a reading-only course was offered three years ago, De Haan says he has no available ATs to use the
Dartmouth method. De Haan said Russian is a very complex language and that most of the people in his class last semester were history or political science majors. Because of his academic train-
ing in German, De Haan was assigned to the Air Force's language program when drafted in 1969. He receivednine months of intensive study of Russian in the United States before being assigned to an intelligence post in West Germany. There he used Russian daily until 1973. Students studying under the intensive method are required to participate in drill sessionsto pass the professor'sregular class, but receive no extra academic credit for their extra drill time. Not surprising,students sometimesgripe. Todd says that in the long run students appreciatethe drills.And former AT Brian Gibbs offers a solution and an insight:"Everybody's there becuase they have to be there. . . . The trick is to make
to be there."
art major, or an art history major. All I
was a two-hour art appreciationcourse with Eleanor DePree — that was when the art department was in one of the peaks of Lubbers Hall — in the attic really, and Lubbers was the Science Building. I do oil painting,though, and I taught elementary school during my husband's medical school and residency. So I hoped those things,plus my interest, was enough backgroundto be a docent. We do have at least two training sessionsa month each grade level has a differenttour — and I thought I could always read to fill in what I didn't know. Now I find there's no end to what I'm learning!On my very first tour we looked at David's portrait of Napoleon,and the kids — seventh and eighth graders — knew more about Napoleon than I did, so I went home and got out the encyclopedia on the French Revolution. I also learned a lot about seventeenth century Dutch art while preparing for an alumni tour in November. "We don't lecturebut try to help children 'see' art by asking questions that make them Interviewsand photos by Chicago. When the ACOG moved from Chireally use their eyes to see color and line, Gayle Boss-Koopman '79 cago to Washington in the fall of 1981, the technique, composition in a natural way, beVisschers moved too. In September of 1983 ginning with their own experience. For examWASHINGTON, D.C.: The pictureson the Mary became a docent at the National Galple, in Copley's 'Watson and the Shark' we evening news or in the morning paper might lery of Art. Now, about two days a week, she look at the directionof the lines — how all the easily lead one to believe that anyone who leads tours of school children through one of diagonals add to the feeling of action and comes to the nation'scapital has been lured the world's finest art collections. drama when the shark is about to attack by the love and pursuit of politics.That is Watson, who has fallen into the water. Then, true for one of the Hope alumni profiled the very next painting on the fifth grade tour here. Each of the others, however,has found "Our first year here I was just like a is 'LackawannaValley' by Inness, and we can somethingelse: the National Art Gallery, the tourist. I went everywhere — all the Smithsocontrast it — lots of soft curving lines make Foreign Service Training Institute, an alterna- nians, the monuments, the Capitol,the Suthe rural scene seem quiet and peaceful.. . tive church. All of them told me about the preme Court, to Congressional hearings — 1 So if I can in some way just spark their whys of their lives and work in Washington. sat in on hearings on financial aid for stuinterest maybe I can help children see art in a dents because I'm a Hope trustee.Everything new way, and one would hope that some of was new. The city is more availablethan I Mary Zweizig Visscher '52 left Grand that can carry over into their later lives. thought it was going to be. So many things Rapids, Mich., in the spring of 1980 when "I've found this had been true for me too. here are free — yours just for the asking. I her husband Harry '51, after nineteen years My husband travels a lot on his job, and in spent the first year getting acquainted with of private medical practice, took a job as the October we were in Italy, and I loved searchWashington,just following my interests and Director of Education for the American Coling out the Renaissance art in Venice, Florinclinations. Well, I found I kept coming lege of Obstetriciansand Gynecologists in ence, and Rome. We'd been there before and back all the time to the National Gallery. 1 seen much of the art but couldn't believe the Gayle Boss-Koopman is finishinga master’s read in the Washington Post about the Volnew pair of eyes I had this time! degree in classical rhetoricat Catholic Uniunteer Docents Program in the various mu"You know, I was surprised to see how versity and also teaching at the Academy of seums. The National Gallery wasn't one of much my Sunday school teaching and knowlHope, a school which she and her husband those listed that needed docents, but after edge of the Bible has helped me here. And 1 Doug founded along with other members of following docent tours at several museums thought I was going to be doing something The Church of the Savior in Washington.The around the city I decided to try for the best! totally different!But the older paintings often school emphasizes job skills and personal After applying through A.A.U.W. 1 had to are religious, so the questions you ask can growth and is located in a low-income wait a year to get in. help the children express their spiritual inneighborhood. "It scared me a little because I wasn't an sights. For example, in Duccio's painting of
Peter and Andrew in the boat on the lake when Jesus calls them to be disciples, I ask, 'Why do you think Duccio painted so many different kinds of fish in the water?' Or with Rubens' 'Daniel in the Lions' Den,' 'Why wasn't Daniel harmed by the lions when you can see evidence that others had been?' The kids glance around at each other. The one who speaks up is the brave one in the class, but it's easier for them if you can make these questions come out as normally as questions about the colors or the objects in the painting. "I'd always done volunteer work — teaching Sunday school, Hope Women's League, various organizationsin Grand Rapids. But I didn't know what I was going to do when we came to Washington.I didn't have my structured life in Grand Rapids anymore — tennis on Monday, Circle or Bridge on Tuesday, Bible Study Fellowship, Wednesday, oil painting, Thursday — a programmed life, really. When you move, that's all gone. But you can take a fresh look and decide what you really want to do next. "Oh, yes, I could have gotten involved in that same routine here. But I didn't want to. I wanted to do something new that would excite me — and still help others. The timing was perfect too, with the Empty Nest. Three of our children graduated from Hope, and the fourth is a freshman.So, I needed a new focus. "I prayed a lot about what to do here. Finally I decided I'd just try to follow
found myself coming back again and again to the Gallery. I felt like I was sticking my neck out even to apply. I thought maybe the other docents were all art history interests and
majors or something. They're not though. They're a nice group of women with similar interests— and I love it. I guess you might say
'job' is a renaissanceof
own." Steve Larkin '67 stuffed his first envelope for a politician— Richard Nixon — in 1960. He's been involved in politics, in one way or another, ever since. In 1978 he and his wife Kathy came to Washington when Steve took a job as the Director of State and Local Corporate Affairsfor the InternationalPaper Company. When President Reagan and the Republicans came to the White House in
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early 1981, Steve accepted an appointmentin the Departmentof Housing and Urban Developmentas Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations.In this position he and his staff serve as a conduit between members 'of Congress and the Secretary of
HUD. "You develop two kinds of perspectivesif you’re at all thoughtful about the government. The first is that people here are no different from people anywhere. If you got to know Howard Baker, who is the Majority Leader of the Senate, or if you got to. know Tip O'Neill,who is the Speaker of the House, you'd find out they're just like everybody else. And that's really true— that's not being blase. That's so. And it's a good thing it is. "The other thing goes right along with it. That is that you develop a tremendous respect for what people outside the Capitol beltway think, because what really makes the government run are not the people who sit over here in this building or Larkin or anybody like that. The engine that makes the government run are the people in the country and what they think. And I guarantee you— we listen to what, people think, and members of Congress listen to what people think. . . When people say about HUD, 'You're pretty far removed, you don't really have a good .
virtually all of our Assistant Secretariesmeet
every day with Members of Congress whose constituentshave a problem of one kind or another. So we are very much aware of what's on the minds of Congress, of what people are thinking back home. "I love this job. Would I stay here? Well, I'll tell you, politics is like pro sports. If you ask Joe Theismann, the quarterback for the Washington Redskins,Jf he wants to play
football for the rest of his life, he'd probably
you, 'Yeah, sure.' But he knows he can't. sure, if I could stay here for the rest of my life, I'd love it. It's a great job! I can't. It's a wonderful job, you get tremendous insights, but one of the things you know when you're a political appointee in an Administration,you know that whether it's in four years, eight years, or whenever,you're going to have to leave. People in pro sports know that too. One day, you know, that's
gonna be it. "You kind
of go through stages in Washington. I guess I've wanted to come to Washington for as long as I can remember. And Washington,golly, is a great town if you like government and politics,and I do. After doing this kind of work for three years, there is, I guess, kind of a burn-out factor. There are things about this job, as there are about any job, that are tough. "The thing about his job, or any job when you're dealing with the public, is first of all that the volume of people you're surrounded with leaves you micro-seconds to get your act together.From the time I come in every morning until the time 1 go home, demands are just unceasing. To get an idea of how my life operates,all you have to do is go to the Burger King or McDonald's on Saturday after the ballgame— that's how my whole day goes. You know, it's funny, but the ideal management model in the government now is Frank Furillo, the 'Hill Street Blues' captain who must cope daily with the unexpected and has to make his people function in a constantly changing environment. The whole idea is that you just never know from one minute to the next what's going to happen. And that's just about the way government works. . . . Most human beings need a little time to just kind of— think. There's very little time to do that.
You're always on the move.
Larkin: "The volume of people you're surrounded with leaves you micro-seconds to get your act together."
"The other thing that's
— and again, it's
just an occupationalhazard, it's a function of
the town — most people in the government had to kiss a lot of people'srings to get where they are. They've had to humble themselves in all kinds of ways. The average Congressman, to set up there in that building over there, has had to go out and personally ask his friends, neighbors, and others for a quarter of a million dollars in order to sit in that chair up there— and it's going up. It's a humbling experience to have constituentssaying, in so many words, 'Buddy, I eleaed you, you either do this, that, or the other thing or else.' "I don't care
issue it is, you've usu-
ally got one large, major,
your Congressional district on one side and one very well organized, highly vocal group on the other side. And no matter what you do they'll tee-off on you. It doesn't make any difference. Even if you say, 'Well, I am going to weigh this issue carefully, and I'm going to call it as I see it when I vote' — well, then clearly you're a wishy-washy jerk that can't make up your mind, and now you've got two groups mad at you. And that's how it works, and every member of Congress operates that way. It's tough, and their careersare at stake, and it's an extremely difficultthing. I have a lot of sympathy and a lot of respectfor members of the House of Representatives. "It's a humbling experience for members of Congress, And it's a humbling experience to try and ask people for a job m the Administration. So when you get these jobs, you you exerciseyour ego. What I'm saying is this: People in government get pounded on a lot by people they can't yell back at. "Let me just give you some illustrations so you can get the point. I'll get a call from a member of Congress or a Senator just chewing me out for something I didn't know
anything about, and if I had known about it, I couldn'thave done anything about it. But I sit there, and I have to say, 'Yessir, yessir, yessir.' You get people that won't make their own phone calls,won't make their own coffee, people who say, 'If you wanna see me, boy, you run up to my office and see me.' and, you know, 'Send your car to come pick me up,' and all that kind of noise. We have to deal with that. We deal with that on the Hill, we deal with that in this building and elsewhere in the Capitol.And that's not very
a real drag.
"I really do love politics,and I love gov-
ernment — I have since day one — but to relax, one of the things I do is I'm a birdwatcher. About once a month or so I go out to the Virginiacountryside and check out my tweeters. it's great! It's a totally eccentric, arcane I thing to do, but it's just— it's great! Do you know there'restill bluebirdsaround here? ,
There're still Baltimore Orioles!"
The odds were fifty-to-oneagainst him from the start. But, of more than 16,000 applicants, Paul Tintnter '76 mastered written and oral examinations, medical and security checks, and two-and-a-half years of waiting to become one of the roughly 350 men and women selected annually to enter the United States Foreign Service. Paul has a master's degree in Russian and Eastern European Studies from the University of Michigan, but, with no immediateopenings in that part of the world, he will take his first assignment in China in March. At the U.S. Embassy in Peking (now officially known as Beijing), Paul will serve as a consular officer, meaning that his primary responsibilities will be to aid American citizens travelingor living in China
and Chinese citizens who wish to travel to the United States. He is presently studying the Chinese language and culture eight hours a day at the Foreign Service Institute. • • •
"I like the idea of doing American citizen services. It has a lot of people contact.You
meet people, you talk to people, you work with people from other countries — that’s one of the excitingthings about the Foreign Service. . . . I'll be a citizen-to-citizen link with what's really going on out there. ... I'm representingyou, everybodyhere. The Chinese don't see many Westerners, they don’t see many Americans, so .when they see us they think, 'Oh, Americans look like that, think like that, talk like that.' "We talk about this in our orientation: What do you do when you've got to represent a policy that you disagree with? Well, you've got to represent it. You don't have to say, T belive this.' You say, 'The reasons for it are ... ' And there are always reasons for policies, and it's up to somebody else whether they think the reasons are sound. But I think I can, with a clear conscience,say, 'Well, the reason we're in El Salvador,'or 'The reason we're doing this in x country is A, B, C, and D.' I'm there to articulate— clearly, I hope what our policy is and to explain the underpinnings of it. "There are channels for protest. They really arose out of the Viet Nam War. Some Foreign Service officers resigned during the Viet Nam War because they disagreed with our policy. They found at that time there was no channel for dissent, really. An officer could be writing reports in Saigon or Phnom Penh or wherever, and those reportswouldn't get anywhere because at a certainpoint his or her superior would say, 'Well people upstairs
don't want to hear that and they're not going to see it.' And so the people out in the field felt like they were voices in the wilderness,if you will. So now there's a back channel — it's called the 'dissent channel' — and you can write directly to someone who has immediate access to the Secretary of State. You don't do this at the drop of a hat, but if things start to turn a little sour, in your opinion, if you think things are going wrong, you have a way to express your opinion. ... I think that just about everybodywho enters the Foreign Service hopes, at some point, to help shape foreign policy. "What attracted me was that I didn't want to live in one place all my life. That's not how I grew up. My father (J. Norman Timmer '38), also a Hope grad, was ah' Air Force officer, so I was born in Germany, and, well, I lost count, but I attended somethinglike five or six elementary schools,two junior highs, two high schools — and so after I live in a place for a few years I start to get a little restless, ready to go somewhere else. And what better way to do that than in the Foreign Service,because it combinesmy interests in internationalaffairs and world history and my desire to move around. "The point is you're looking for the unfamiliar— that's what you find interesting. It's curiosity, wanting to explore the unkhown — that sounds like Captain Kirk — but I wanted to see how other people live. That's how I grew up. I spent four years of my childhood in France, watching French people do things their way. If helps you realize, I think, there's certainlymore than one way to do something, and sometimes other people have a better way than Americans do. "I think people who don't travel miss a lot. It's really exciting when you meet *3 person from another culture, and, well, there are
"Plus, the Chinese government does not want foreignersto be mixing with the ChU nese people too much. 'Spiritual pollution', they call — bourgeois rock 'n roll music, Levis. They think it's decadent and people are it
some things they can't figure out about Americans. It's really an excitingkind of interchange because you realize that what somebody'sidea of home or family is means a whole lot. There's a whole lot about China I'm finding out, things you only find out by learning the language, really. For instance, they don't have a word for 'privacy,' not in all the 50,000 characters.So, in hotels where we'll be living up to half of the time we're there — room boys don't knock before coming in and don't pay any attentionto 'Do Not Disturb' signs. That's just an example. So for two years I get exposed to that, and for two or three more years I'll get exposed to some other way of looking at very fundamental things,like family, religion,
money. . . "You think about the moving around, but actually, living overseas is what it's about. Once you get all your bags in and you're uhpackedyou put away the boxes, then you've got to make a life for yourself in a foreign environmentwhere the amenities aren't available. In China we're going to have to bleach our vegetables or iodize them or else run the risk of coming down with para.
.and all kinds of things we're not used
everywhere.If you look at the internationalweather reports — I think Beijingis the only city where this is true they say, 'Paris — clear,' or 'London — rainy,' but in Beijingthey say, 'Smoke.' Smoke. The air pollutionis just so bad there's no way to describethe weather but 'smoke.'' It's,a comto. Cockroaches are
bination of Gobi desert dust and charcoal everybodycooks with charcoal.So people wear those surgical masks. And all the Chinese have on their tea cups these little tops. I thought at first it was to keep the tea warm. No — they'll drink the tea cold — it's to keep the dust out. Everywhere there's dust. That'll be the worst thing.
Timmer: "The Foreign Service . . . combines my historyand my desire to move around."
interests in internationalaffairs and
"And you know, a small embassy is like a small town. You can have a little Mayberry R.F.D. with everybody knowing everybody's business and being very gossipy — where helpfulness ends and nosiness begins. In a lot of countries the American Embassy can be a little town and people will know too much.
being seduced by it. They're a very austere bunch, these Chinese Communists. The Mao jacket kind of symbolizes it. In Beijing it's going to be tough. If we have Chinese people over for dinner they'll be questioned the next day — 'Why did you go over there? What were you doing?' They won't be put in jail or anything, but it's going to put a damper on all that kind of citizen contact and friendship. It's not going to be easy. You've got to work hard to avoid relying on just Americansor Canadiansor West Europeans. "There are personal problems, too, that arise in the Foreign Service — booze, you know. Some people are tempted to drink a lot, because you spend a lot of time socializing, and what does that mean for people? It means drinking. It's cheap, and in some places that's the only sort of entertainment at least from a jaded Western point of view Johnny Walker Red and your VCR in Peking. "I don't want to sound corny, but you know, 1 would not do this as a single person. j There are some people who are self-reliantin the sens^ that they don't need somebody to share their awful experiences with. I'm not that kind of person. 1 need somebody. I'm happily married and Sue is wholeheartedly behind this. And she's got a Ph.D. — she's certainlysacrificing something by doing it but there'sreally no ambivalence on her part. And that makes all the differencein the world to me."
In the spring of her senior year. Sue Schuurmans '80 participatedin' the Washington Honors Semester, serving one of her interships at Columbia Road Health Services, a city clinic for the poor, founded, in part, by Hope alumna Karen Granberg-Michelson and supported by the Church of the Saviour. In order to be part of the life of this church, Sue returned to Washington in the fall of. 1980 and developed a children'sministry.The following fall she enrolled as a full-timestudent at Wesley Theological Seminary. For the past year-and-a-half Sue has been a part-time seminarian and a part-time secretary at the Department of Labor; however, she has re-
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retreat for the first time. It was on that retreat that I really heard a call to start a faith
thought, 'What?!' I didn't tell hardly anybody until just lately. I've sort of come back
— acknowledgedthat was for real. "During that year after graduation I was
a lay ministry group. I still held onto this call
community, but what I picked up from the leaders of the group was that at least you've got to start with something — you know, you don't just start a church. So anyway, I decided I was called to the local church and really to making the church a vital place that would respond to the needs of the world, which seems urgent in our powerful country — that we respond. I have a lot of faith and hope that the church could be the moving force within our country. There's a lot of potential in the church for Christiansto lend an alternative view of structuresand values in of starting a
cently decided to leave seminary and the s'^1 ordination process and re-evaluate the form
that her xvork is to take.
"The reason I took the internshipat Columbia Road Health Serviceswasn't because it was connected with Church of the Saviour. In fact, I didn't even know that until I'd begun proceduresfor the internship.I took it because I was interested in pastoral counseling, which is what Karen did. . . . But I did start readingElizabethO'Connor'sbooks about Church of the Saviour on the subway every day. I read all of them and just; was fascinated!
Also, one of the
significant things I
did on that internshipwas to write a grant
proposal for the Health Center. It was in the meetings about the proposal that I met Gordon Cosby (founding minister of the Church of the Saviour).I decided through meeting him and the books and being here that I wanted to try and be here for the following year. ... I knew I wanted to take a year off in between Hope and whatever else I did. I'd thought about seminary a lot and wasn.'t sure exactly whether I wanted to be an ordained ministerspecifically or not, so I needed time to think about that. "As I look through my life I can see how I always,in different ways, looked to the Church for the integrationof the deep spiritual commitment to Christ with the commitment to be active in the world on different issues and places of suffering.This is the ^4ice where I have found those two most integrated. It was clear in the books that that was one of the reasons the Church of the Saviour began, and that's been very
"I'd say one of
my most fundamentalex-
periences that semester was going on silent
called to that,
and the connection I made was, well then, it makes sense to become a pastor. And as 1 looked at the options in the traditional church — which I felt most called t<> — that seemed the most likely place to be able to do the kinds of formative things I wanted to do. • "In the fall of '81 I enrolled in seminary and started in the M.Div program and also fairly early on began the process for ordination in the Methodist Church. I can remember about two months after school started just going through absolute exasperationabout seminary! I felt that it was an uncreative place,' that it was basically grad school. And I don't know whether it's the people there or whether it's me — because there are certainly . very committed people there — but I haven't found many people with much vision for the church. The educationalprocess in seminary didn't seem to, help people work with their depth of commitment to Christ which would then give them vision and power in their ministry. "It was a long hard tow, and it was really just last March that — in a kind of general crisis period in my life — I acknowledged, more honestly, I think, that the things I felt most called to do — to bring new structures into being that would help people to grow in their faith and be on mission — would probably have a very small percentage of my time, that I would be mostly maintaining the life of the church — preaching and calling on people and going to committeemeetings — none of which I felt was my primary call. So, I finally acknowledgedthat at a deeper level and decided I didn't want to be ordained, and in the last couple of months wrote to the ordination committees and told them. "It was a substantialrecognitionwhen I decided not to be ordained. I acknowledged that I can still be about my call fo the traditional church but that 1 don't have to do that from within the traditional church. "My longing for the church to be more than what it is is really met through my mission group — Wellspring. We say our call is to build the church. Really, the whole mission came about because so many people were writing to the church saying, 'Can we come out and find out what you're doing there?' The mission started out as a kind of show-and-tell: 'This is Church of the Saviour.' What we try to do is nurture people in their spiritual journey and help them see that connection of call to mission in the world. We help them to work with their own call and issues about where their own communities are and how they can be renewed church communities. And I love it! I hear the yearning there among those who come for genuine church, and it's just extremely I
exciting! "I certainly hold
open the possibility
call to build bridges from this alternative
day carry me away from this place.
If I do do community in the same vein as this community elsewhere and to still be building the church through
to start a
connections,my involvement with the
"This is something I really want to say, because 1 think sometimes those of us who are so excited to be here can seem like elitists or something. But there's a great recognition — and I think honest recognition — that what we do here is really beyond us. I just think that the power of what's gone on here
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knowing work it will happen and to be totally reliant on God. Yet you're called to it, and it's because of the commitment that is
that people have been able to risk
that if it is God's
you're faithful, that people stick with it. It requiresthat you depend on God in a way that I think is why things can happen that are really exciting— because we don't just try to do it ourselves. "My view of the world has really changed because of my involvement in this community. A deeper relationshipwith God, yes, but it's also a change in my view of the kinds of crises the world is in and ways I would consider possiblefor bringing about change in the world. I no longer apologize for my faith stance in regard to the crisis issues in the
world. I really think I place a whole confidence in that. I think when I came here as an intern and learned about all of it — I was overwhelmedby the world and national issues. Then I could not feel with the same kind of convictionthe necessityof Christians proclaiming the good news in the darkness we're in. I think the church can really be an instrument of change. . . . That strength of community together with the commitment to a particular point of sufferingin the world that seems to me to be the kind of integration where the power, the vision can come forth that brings forth somethingthat can have the clear force of change in the world. . . . Being here has given me an experience of that, as well as the hope."
The Hope-D.C. student connection Since 1976 Hope has offered an honors semester set in the nation'scapital. The program is interdisciplinary, although the largest single representationis usually political sciencemajors. Students in Washington participate in seminars, interviews and internshipsand are awarded 16 hours of academic credit (equal to the normal on-campus load). Tuition equals its on-campus equivalent,although an administrative fee (currently$190) is charged to defray extra- costs. Life (food, lodging, transportationand entertainment) in the big city usually runs about $500 more than on campus, but savings are possible through brownbagging and home-cooking(habits that are hard to develop surrounded by Washington's good but inexpensive restaurants,participants admit). Internshipsare frequently cited as the most significant learning components of the pro-
ate a six-week internship with an interest group or congressionaloffice plus a six-week intershipwith an executive branch agency or a laboratory/archivalresearch organization.An impressive list of placements has been compiled over the years and includesthe Supreme Court, the National Council of Better Business Bureaus, the Environmental ProtectionAgency, Common Cause, the Peace Corps and the offices of numerous U.S. Representativesand Senators. Hope's good contacts (frequentlyalumni) have also resultedin stimulating interviews with familiar Washington figures. The program, offered during the spring semester of each year, is open to juniors and seniors who have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0. A Hope facultymember accompanies the group to Washington.Students live in private housing.
Nielsen keeps the cameras rolling by Eileen Beyer
Part of his nonchalance
In 1949 Ted Nielsen'sfather brought a Sentineltelevision. It had a 10-
years in the business, to the fact
inch screen and looked like a suitcase. It
that a picture on a screen inspires in
rabbit ear antennae and every time a car passed, which happened fre-
about the same sense of holy awe or dread as an inner-office memo. Part of
quently on Chicago's Harlem Avenue,
probably springs too from his
the twitchy picture promptly rolled over.
personality which recognizes
accomplished in 1971 at the Universityof Wisconsin. His new teachingcareer took
State University,then to
the Universityof Massachusetts,then to
Hope. Along the way he began working it
in cable television.
Scanning Nielsen's career, a democratic
But the family was oblivious to technical
little in the
crudities. They turned off all the lights
a uncontrived on-top-of-it-allness that
confidencein people as both users and subject of TV emerges as an unflickering theme. The TV that's always intrigued
and pulled the blinds to accomplish the
would domesticate most any ogre. His
contrast that no dial managed, and for
distant interpretations. Instead, it's the
the hours that followed sat completely
vintage look, a cardigan sweater which he wears in the way Perry Como always
manages and Jimmy Carter never
sion," particularly documentaries, in-
Nielsen recalls. "He had a guy on who'd
The next thing was Phil Silvers, who had a variety show. Then the Kraft Television Theater, live drama. And then there was the news, followed by wrestling from Rainbow Arena. And then there was the test pattern — an Indian head. And we watched it all — we watched plane.
Nielsen as secure and self-assured as yeah.
always, not really. But now prepare a lot for what
all of it.”
And has been ever since. From Daniel Striped Tiger and other Fred Rogers puppets in Pittsburgh to Studs Terkel's- ad'•
small stuff — what he calls "reality televistructional programming and the prosaic stories broadcastby local stations. The
in his media career
programming that was no small
part of his early infatuation with
course, in television there aren't
have been Odyssean attempts to keep in touch with the local, low-key, peopleoriented
networks' slick and
is not the big
things I haven't seen at this point in the
Chicago. For Nielsen, the function of
spontaneityfollows most faithfully the form of the television medium.
it's the sort of
developed. I just don't have that much to prove to other people anymore, and I've
was just fascinated
libbed, live drama in Chicago^ from pro-
just flown the Atlantic in a small air-
effectively packages his laid-back style.
watched Arthur Godfrey,”
the test pattern
of peril. Nielsen projects
"The thing that drew me
always been pretty good at analyzing for
public stations was the realization that
myself what I do." That ability has served Nielsen well in
you could go into a city, turn on the
a profession that affords few hiding
were unless you listened to a news pro-
places for one's errors.
television and have no idea
gram. The kids shows were gone, the cooking shows were gone, the talk shows
grams on how to carve up a turkey to
pand his viewer's view of
programs on how to pound together a birdhouse,from closed-circuit psychology
1950s when he worked on an under-
were going. The stations were just re-
graduate degree in radio, television and
classes at the University of Wisconsin to
film at the University of Iowa. That
trenching stuff from the networks. "For a while, educationalTV kept local
Horace Golightly of Detroit expounding
followed by a master's from the Univer-
over educationalTV for a half-hour on American philosophers,from "Mosaic” and "Thursday Journal," the Hope-student-produced shows for Holland's cable station, to working with Puppeteer Burr
sity of Michigan in 1958.
Tillstromon the fluffy project of a video
in the early
was on to Pittsburghwhere he
spent two years at
tional station that was pulsing out live, local programs each It
programming alive, with very limited budgets. . . . But when the budget finally came it all went national; the Public BroadcastingService grew and the local stations didn't. And I've always been surprised at that.
"If the local public broadcastingsta-
was in Pittsburghthat Nielsen
wedding card for Carl Sagan and the less festive but more significant work of pre-
worked with the now nationally known puppeteer and TV nonpersonality,Fred
tions aren't going to
serving and indexing early "Kukla, Fran
Rogers. Recalling that experience,
people — it's too expensive to do local
and Ollie" programs, as a producer, di-
Nielsen says Rogers
rector, program manager/designer, con-
what you see is what he is." There were two unspoken expectationsof those who worked on the show: There would
programming. Basically, what we can expect there is news, weather, sports, and
sultant, and even many, years ago as the, alas,
on-camerascience and photography
"a genuine per-
who's going to do
Not the commercial
'P.M. Magazine', only one-fourth of which is produced locally. It looks like
to local-origination cable, but
be no swearing and you were to talk to
("Whatever I was was the best I could — Nielsen has been part of decades of
the puppets. The latter became so sec-
that's been very slow in happening."
ond-nature that Nielsen once explained
development in the television industry
in detail the klystron-tubeproblems that
At Hope since 1975, Nielsen quickly found association with Holland's infant
had suddenly taken the show off the
cable system and has been behind the
expert of an afternoon children's program be")
and has managed the
not to Rogers but to Daniel Striped Tiger
many messages. Thirty years of doing and since the
access channel ever since. His successes
held claim to
have resulted in a detailed awareness of
Rogers' persona. After PittsburghNielsen went back to
television's history, plus a down-to-the-
Chicago, a main television production
family-room view of
center in those days
mid-1960s also teaching broadcasting
its role in
"In certain ways, to certain people at certain times,
probably affects us.
only affects us in ways we want to
be affected. I think the media serves certain functionsin our lives and
the media, rather than the media using us. . .
for information,for exposure to pe.rsua-
still mostly for
compressed definition). While in Chicago
of city council meetings and the once-a-
as the Chicago school
as a director-producerfor did contract
for the national educa-
In 1960 Nielsen went to
Tulip Time parade, these two programs land’s local cable channel. Nielsen
particular programs —
his first experience with instructional
there (it differs from educationalTV
and directing as well as administration as
year presentationof the city's famed are the only regular offerings of Hol-
watch television as opposed to watching
you know the type, minute they come in the door they
which follows a features format, and
of television ("quiet television," is his
Madison, Wis., where he did production
ries for cable television— "Mosaic,"
"Thursday Journal,"which provides news analysis. Aside from the broadcast
sometimes use the media for a friend; a guy at NBC used to say that some people sive messages.
program in media production which he developed for the communicationdepartproducing in Hope's own studio two se-
was influencedby the immediacy, spontaneity and low-key qualities of
have been entwined with the educational
ment. Since 1977 students have been
struggle to put programs on its local-
program manager. He
new community venture, "Holland Wednesday," produced by people who know the technology (mostly Hope students) but based on the ideas of ordinary citizens who appear on-camera. has a hand in a
The benefits for students involved in
turn on the set. Some people say to that,
'See, television is casting a spell.'Non-
to simplify things). Restlessnessand the
these ventures is even greater than
sense! It's there to be used and we're
suggestion of a friend prompted the deci-
what's gained by Holland viewers,
using it. I'm not of the ogre school of
sion to return to school for a Ph.D.,
in that it offers credit, Nielsen says
NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, FEBRUARY 1984
"I think when you teach production you've got to get studentson the air in some way. It's one thing to make a little video tape and have everyone in the class sit
and critique it. It's an-
an attitude he passes down to stu-
he distributes in class is the typed instruction: "Be happy in your work." It's a platitudinous approach, to be sure, but,
other thing to say to a student,'Tonight
you're on the
dents. At the bottom of every
according to students,
and you're going to direct a program and you're
going to push this button here and it's going to be on Cablevision6. There's
he's always encouraged
something to doing that."
who's planning a career in corporate
"He's very accessible and direct and
Nielsen's experienceand talents have
me," says Cindy
Iten, a junior from Naperville,
communication. "He's honest and gives
recently found big-screentranslation in
credit when it's due and let's you
Hope's two promotional films, "Signs of
you haven't done such a hot job, but either way, he's very out in the open and
Hope" (1980) and the brand-new "Legacies."The new film in particular
wears his creative stamp and evidencesof his friendly persuasionswhen it comes to
don't get the feeling that he
thinks less of
for your mistakes.
documentaryflavor with "real-people"alumni doing much of the Hope advertising in their own words.
Students working in the studio at night are always phoning him and saying this
Producing "Legacies" representeda
contents. It has a
or that isn't working. His first question
always, 'Did you plug
it in?' Lots of
times that little detail turns out to be the problem, but he doesn't make a big thing
leap in faith for the professional film-
makers associated with the project. "When we started thinking about a
new film, I decided I didn't want too much script. I wanted real people saying
everything." Nielsen seems saved from frazzle by
real things about their feelings," explains
his keen sense of
Nielsen."I thought that would be a
different way of approaching the story . .
humor and be charmed by all
eccentricitiesand foibles of people around
him. He likes to ferret out small celebra-
film uses what's really a
tions of individuality— be it overlooked-
script consultant(John Kind-
by-the-Mobil-Travel-Guide ethnic restau-
schuh of Pictorial,Inc., of Indianapolis)
rants or additions to his collection of
had never done anything of this sort before and kept saying, 'Well, when they
tions of either the most ordinary or the
say their piece . .
he .said, 'Well, what
they make a mistake?'And
"ridiculous postcards"(glorious presenta-
most kitschy little businessesthat Americana has to offer).
'No, they don't say a piece, they don't
Just as his personal and professional
interests veer towards the unpretentious,
people make mistakes.We just go on
his attitudes about himself are easy-
going. Few people at Hope know, for
Director of College RelationsTom Renner,
example, that he won a prestigious Pea-
who worked alongsideNielsen on
body Award for his directing work on
"The Children'sCorner" with Fred Rogers, and when he's asked about it he
the film project, says Nielsen's instructions, "Let's just let the camera roll,"
sentations for individual departments. In
more to Rogers thah the cadre of directors: "The main thing about directing that show was you didn't get in the way; if something ain't broke, you don't go around fixing it." Nielsen knows he's won a Peabody, and knows what it's worth; he also knows he
part his willingness is tied to a need to
started out as a disc jockey in places the
were repeatedso often that they quickly became the project's cliche. In addition to the two
Nielsen has applied his professionalismto other smaller Hope promotions: television spots and slide/ tape and video pre-
stay involved in creative production,in
likes of Iowa City.
his studentsthe kind of practical experi-
ences that teach and look good on resumes, in part because he wants to
hand about his current work with Pup-
demonstrate that the investment the Col-
peteer Burr Tillstrom,
of the time just outside of Holland,
in Saugatuck. Together, the two screened
and organized old kinescopesof
worth of camera and editing equipment)
Tillstrotn'sprograms for a recent retro-
reaps immediate as well as long-term
spective at the
rewards. "I'm doing the kinds of things I
want to do at this point," he says of his no-noes response to requests for these
Museum of Broadcasting York and now they're deep into a
project involving about 50 of the old programs.
That, too, has been a thread that's run
Nielsen, trained in off-camera de-
through Nielsen's career in the broadcast
profession and academe.
ference pathetic stint as an expert for
work 8 hung around
to 5 and IVe always sort of
after I'm done working places because I
(except for that one, by-his-in-
children), works hard and keeps
his past and present triumphs to himself.
He's not even bothered when col-
like to be there. I
leagues assume, because he's "into TV or
used to get so upset was at the stations and I'd be at a
party with people who kept talking about
that," that he can fix their broken televi-
how they hated their jobs, how
sion sets. He can't. "I'm an operator,"
department or something like
could get out of it they'd go write their
he says, "but fixing, that's something
novel or something. I'd always say, 'Do
hang around with an ulcer and a
drinkingproblem!' . . . Every job has problems, but I wouldn't do anything didn't like doing it."
As a matter of
fact, fixing is
the only aspect of television that
Nielsen knows nothing about. And he plans to keep it that way.
NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, FEBRUARY 1984
'Legacies': a sign of
Hope's looking ahead
Similarly, he's conversationallyoff-
says the award belonged
part to his belief that these projects give
made in the mass communicaprogram (most recently $50,000
Editing in Kansas City was the last step in the production of Hope's new film. Ted Nielsen (right) is pictured with the crew
"Legacies," a film about Hope College that was nearly two years in the making, made its premiere on campus during Winter Homecoming and is now availablefor national distribution."Legacies" is a public-relations film suitable for all members of the College's constituency— alumni, parents, church groups, friendsand prospectivestudents. A 19-minute, 16 mm. color film, "Legacies" tells the story of Hope through the reflections of seven alumni from the Class of 1972. Interviews with these young alumni weave together the general contents themes curriculum growth, campus development, academic excellence,facultyquality,campus friendshipsand the larger perspectiveof Hope's mission as a Christian,liberal arts college. It will be shown at all regional Hope gatherings scheduled for this year. According to Director of College Relations Tom Renner, film director, "Legacies" was conceived as an indirect survey of the accomplishments of President Gordon Van Wylen, who took office in 1972. "Legacies" is also availableto the public in a 1/2-inch video-cassetteversion, ‘suitable for home video machines. College administrators hope this version will be used at informal gatherings hosted by alumni and friendswho want to present Hope to college-bound friends and their parents. Libraries and cable stations are other potentialusers of the video version. In addition.College developmentofficers have a super-8 version of "Legacies" for one-onone presentations.
"Legacies" is Hope's third promotional The first,"Looking Ahead with Hope," was produced during the presidency of Irwin J. Lubbers (1945-1963). "Signs of Hope" was made in 1980 and circulated widely. Both recent films were produced in contract with Pictorial, Inc., of Indianapolis.Renner and Hope Professor of Communication Ted Nielsen planned the contents and worked very closely with the company's staff in scripting, filming and editing.Eleven Hope students worked on portions of the filming. According to Renner, most colleges and universities which go into the movie-making business are far less involved in the technical aspectsof production. He notes that the creativity and professionalbackgroundof Nielsen, the film's officialproducer, proved invaluable(see accompanyingstory). Although Hope wasn't able to save much in dollars through its involvement, Renner believes the College came out with better quality for its costs. "Legacies" cost approximately $1,500 per minute to produce, a figure which doesn't take into account Renner's and Nielsen'stime. Because of the diverse uses planned, Renner says the College views the cost as good investment. Groups and individualsinterestedin obtaining a film or video-cassetteversion of "Legacies" should contact the Office of College Relations,Hope College, Holland, Mich 49423 (616) 392-5111, ext. 2030. Both versions are delivered to users by mail. film.
Ritual & rancor in rivalry A
fan of chameleonic colors looks at
the mighty tradition of
By R. Dirk Jellema
Calvin's library, where it languished. As far as I can tell, nobody remembers whom the bust was supposed to represent,or whether I set out, this early winter, to trace the Hope ever missed .it, or whether it was ever sources of the Hope-Calvin rivalry, and to tap its intensity, only to discover bemusement returned. It may have been the perfect prank, on all sides. The short answer to the question perfectly symbolic of this rivalry: a bust (I'd like to think it was Longfellow) is transferred is that there's a lot less intensitythan meets the eye, and that the roots are less theological from one campus to the other, not missed by the loser or noticed by the gainer, now forthan psychological.The complex of human gotten among the academic detritusin some needs that creates fanatical fans is seldom basement. parochial.In fact, some of the most intense Later, in the military,I met and grew to screaming "beat Calvin" fans have never like Ron Bekius who was on his way to play heard of Van Raalte or read the story of the football for Hope. In my last year as a Calvin Pillar Church. Having interviewed a number of colleagues, student I tagged along with Bernie Van't Hul who broadcast Hope's basketballgames. I including coaches, administrators,students, may be the only Calvin student to witness and local fans — with a control group of simithe great tournament games in 1959 when lar folk from Calvin — I came to the sad conHope beat Wheaton and lost to Southwest clusion that my sense of strong and bitter Missouri State in the semi-finalson a lastfeelings was a mistaken one, that most fans second impossible shot that bounced high off are pretty much like me. Loyaltiesare a part the rim by a guy named Jack Israels. My fate of life, they aren't particularlyrational, they was sealed, although I didn't know it at the change, and they're fun. time. Although I grew up among the secessioZhao Ziyang, the Chinese Premier who nists, my parents were wise enough not to recently visited this continent,departed sayimplant in me a sense of who the good and bad guys were. I don't remember being aware ing that the divisionbetween the U.S. and Russia was the result less of different ideof either Hope or Calvin until I was a teenologiesthan of the need each nation felt to ager. Prejudiceswere there, of course. In maintain, or assert, or gain power. Something those youthful days we imposed rigid values. of the same seems true of all rivalries. It's The piety scale placed CRC kids who went to possible that the secessionists for a long time the Christian school at the top. Then came needed to assert their power, and basketball CRC kids who went to the public school. was a way to do that without bloodying the After that came RCA kids in the Christian waters. school,and beneath them came the rest. I According to Calvin Professor Herbert learned this in Sunday school, from my peer Brinks, archivist and church historian,the group. basketballrivalry is all that remains of what In school,however,there were different once were healthy theologicaldifferences. scales. Piety didn't count. Muscles, brains, Whether the differenceswere significant, they athletic ability, looks, all the usual things did exist. were important. My heroes, it happens, were In my files is an article by one Haan, two athletes— Clare De Mull and Gene written before the turn of the century, enNyenhuis — who later attended Hope. Both of titled "The Voice of One Slandered." The them went to the same church I did, and I tone of the article, like its title, is hardly don't remember thinking them disloyal. conciliatory. The gist is that a certainminisI was also loyal to my own neighborhood ter bilked Haan in some real-estate dealings. gang (Marlando's Commandos, if you must When Haan took the matter to consistory and know), which was going to win the war as classis, Van Raalte refused to do anything soon as we were old enough to enlist, and to about it. Whatever the truth of the charges, Michigan State College (my sister went there or the culpability of ClassisHolland and Van and gave me a hat with an "S" on it), and to Raalte, Haan left the church, moved to Grand the 7th grade, and to a girl named Mary Rapids, and maintained a vocal opposition to whose beauty remains pure by virtue of the the RCA. fact that I haven't seen her in something like The famous Pillar Church in Holland was 30 years. the focus of RCA-CRC differencesnot much Again in high school I rubbed shoulders later, when the congregation voted to ally with Hope, when I learned that some of our itselfwith the CRC. I am told that on a Grand Rapidian seniors would attend Hope Saturday night the men of the majority stood rather than Calvin. This did seem a bit much, guard around the church so that their but their reasons for going — to get out of brethren (in some cases, literal brothers) town, live in dorms — were understandable. would not be able to take possession of the Later, as a Calvin student, I got excited about Hope games; the excitement now seems building.These stout folk were prepared to defend their faith with pitchfork and hoe, I somehow to have been forced.We needed want to believe, but not with firearms. something to take our vicariousanimosities If any of that blood runs through us now, out on, and Hope was handy. According to I'm convinced that it runs thin. The anticipaProfessor John V. Pastoor, there was even- a tion of Hope-Calvin games is much like prank at one time. Some Calvin students Super-Bowl fever, the excitement of crowds is infiltrated the Hope library — it must have palpable at opening tip-off, and the games are been the old Graves library — and on one intense as they've always been. But the ranpretext or another walked off with the bust of cor is missing, the white heat of animosity some dignitary. They brought the bust back, triumphantly that seems to happen only among siblings just isn't there. Maybe it never was. The but unnoticed, and planted it on a shelf in tension,I think, has more to do with the history of the basketballseries — the fact that upsets are the rule rather than the excepProfessor of English tion — than with the holy wars. Dirk Jellema, a gradIt exists, this rivalry, and it is intense still, uate of Calvin Coland I had to check into it if only to find out lege, has been a what Athletic Director Ray Smith meant member of the Hope when he said, There's nothing like it." Smith faculty since 1964. loves every minute of it, by the look on his .
This year there was even a pep rally before the first Hope-Calvin games. True, this is the best Hope team since that great '58-'59 team
and perhaps the best Hope team ever, but the rally preceded the game against Calvin, which was at the bottom of the league. So, on a Thursday night, I went. We gathered in the Kletz, teams and coaches, the president,the pep band, the cheerleaders,five or six faculty, and a couple hundred students. Coach Glenn Van Wieren remarked the significance of the event, saying that the last time he'd been to a pep rally was right on this spot; that there had been a bonfire "right where I'm standing," that "a big pine tree stood right over there, and back over there was the Carnegie Gym." It had been a long time between rallies,surely. Twenty years, probably. This rally was a good one, well paced.
married a Reformed Church girl, 1 thought. As I always do 1 looked around for a sight of some of my personal ghosts, former teachers, classmates,retired colleagues,and found one or two. At any rate, some aggressions we'd rather not probe were allayed by the time we emerged into the cold evening air. And now the series is tied at 51-51. If there's any theologicalresidue, the lesson that emerges from this fact ought to set the ecumenicists to work. There were students at the game with faces painted in Calvin or Hope colors, but it was nothing that wouldn't
Coaches and players are unanimous in saying that it's the fans, the press, and parents who see deeper significance in these things than the participants. Former Hope player and professorWarren Vander Hill '60, now of Ball State University, "came to Hope with little if any knowledge of Hope versus. Calvin and that matchup's larger implicationsfor salvation."In his youth on Long Island it was tough enough being one of the Protestant minority. But in the first game he saw, an ‘ undermanned and underdog Hope team upset Calvin and he discovered the hysteria. For Vander Hill, the most intense players on the court were typicallythose who had played with or against each other in high school; he supposes it had somethingto do with "bragging rights. It might have been college-ageSunday School bragging rights for that matter. Or even girl-datingrights— there was a bit of that at times.'.' Vander Hill adds, "I also recollect that the play on the court was always between two teams which, at the time, had lots of highly skilled athletes who respected each other. I note that as intro to what follows because I entertaining,and fun. The tone was light, as don't remember much conversation,except though we wanted to reassure ourselves that compliments, on the floor. From the fans, we weren't taking this particularritual all however,'our Christians'and 'their Christhat seriously.While we entered the area a tians,' 1 vividly remember language that was tape was playing the last seconds of the end south Brooklyn playgroundby any measure; of the previous night's game — a four-part even from Calvin coeds, and we're talking ending, with its three overtimes. It was like pre-liberationhere." some symphonies,with flourishesand In the end — and between the lines — the finishes and abrupt endings that get you out of your seat only to sit you down again for games were big and they remain big. Vander Hill concludes, "Those eight games were moanother, and when Hope finally won it ments filled with magic for me, perhaps to seemed miraculous. some degree because 1 didn't bring to them With the pep band we sang the fight song, much excess theologicalbaggage. Oh, once at the teams were introduced. President Van Hope I got the usual RCA-CRC nonsense Wylen spoke, the coaches spoke. Professor from relatives and friends. But I would like to Stephen Hemenway of the English Department lent academic respectability to the affair think, a quarter century later, that the games with a series of heroic couplets celebratingthe really were the thing. Maybe I've seen 'Chariots of Fire' too many times!" team and the rivalry, two bewildered Calvin Looking for deep resentments among my students appeared and spoke studiously for a colleagueswas a vain search too. Some of us few moments (they intended to go right back remember a basketballgame in '64 or '65 home to study in the library as soon as the Hope faculty against Calvin faculty. I played game was finished)in their unique Calvin in it, but I don't remember who won. Even accents and shambled off. We sang the Alma perhaps I should say especially — at the top I Mater and went home. could find no undercurrents. I visited PresiThe mood was one of gaiety and celebration, to be sure. Missing were the elements of dent Van Wylen in his office: two Calvin grads surveying the Pine Grove. pep rallies as I remember them — blood lust, Surprise! Van Wylen confessed that the the vendetta, the crusader'sspirit, the wrath first Hope-Calvin game he had ever seen was of Achilles. in his first year as Hope's president.During Then why did they even bother to have a his student years there were no Hope-Calvin pep rally? To.show something of their pleagames. Later, when he was at the University sure and appreciationto team and coaches, of Michigan, names like Hayes and SchemI'm sure, to celebratethe Number One ranking, and to get that celebrationout of the way beckler absorbed his rooter interest. When he before lightning might strike. For me at least, moved to Holland his thoughtful wife preit was a kind of knocking on wood, something sented him with a Hope-orange shirt. Van Wylen reminded me too of the fact to ward off the hex that plagues this series. I that between us and Calvin there are more went as a hedge against the unlikely accities that bind than rivalries that separate.The dent — the Underdog Victoriousheadline. English departments of the two schools get It worked. I'm happy to say. Hope won together annually for dinner and an evening with TV and other cameras watching, won in together.So do the religion departments. And front of a packed house, the victory broadcast of course the two schools combine in a nursby half a dozen radio stationsas well. They ing program that surely heals many wounds. won handily, with ease and grace; they are a For most students and faculty, theological beautifulteam to watch. There was. a time, differencesare blurred or non-existent,and just after the half, when Calvin closed to the rivalry remains because of a kind of within four points, but even then it seemed family feud enhanced by geographical proxacademic, for Hope was the quicker, more imity. Jacob and Esau come to mind, but only tenacious,more disciplined, better shooting briefly. team. It was, in the end, a laugher, a piece of Daryl Siedentop '60, another former Hope cake. player and professor and coach, who is now a As we left the Civic Center I saw lots of professorat Ohio State, speaks to those rootpeople lingering, shaking hands — maybe
somebody was greeting a cousin who had
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NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, FEBRUARY 1984
Out on limbs,
In the desert of physical struggle a few triumph,
most improve and at least one fails,
by David R. James Outside the
Center weight room, plas-
dance some 90-odd participants in this semester's Health Enhancement Program. For the most part these mugs do tered on a wall that faces north and the
studio, are snapshots of
not flatter their real-lifesubjects;and when I caught a quick glimpse of them last week, between heaves after an invigoratingtwo-mile plod, I couldn't help but think that some universalanxiety had distortedthe collective visage of an otherwise handsome crew of faculty, staffers, Hope spouses, and area business people. Even some smilers in the composite can't quite disguisewhat seems to be a certain uneasiness over whether the next 15 weeks will actually turn their health and lifestyles around for the better, or whether they'll perhaps die in the process. Maybe it was my imagination at the time. Or maybe it was memories of my recent experiences,coupled with an unfocused lens and a weak flash, that made me see the photos this way. I don't know now if I'm just making more out of it for the sake of a good year, and footballedfor a (very) short while story. But I do know that I saw, and in not a during another, afid whacked an occasionally few faces, some inkling of the dark despair mean slapshot in Carnegie floor-hockey folthat drives people back to exerciseafter that lies — but I was usually in pretty good shape period when the flesh settles into the conand I often frequented the weight room when tours of Herman Miller chairs and the lungs it used to share space with the men's show- . forget how to breathe hard enough to fuel a ers. I figured people would find it encouragfast scamper up Lubbers Hall stairs. ing that an alum had carried on his physically vigorous lifestyle and had even surpassed it at the very time when he was to join the gang I very much wanted to report, on the eve disappearingover the hill. of my thirtieth birthday, that I was in the In fact, I was so confident back in Septembest shape of my life, thanks in part to the ber about the showing I'd make by December gentle nudgings of Hope's Health Enhancethat I'd already dreamed up the before-andment Program for faculty, staff, and selected after graphic that would accompany this local business people. But not only because I piece. In at least three colors it would have would be turning 30. I also knew ahead of displayed charted data demonstrating miractime that I'd be writing this article when my ulous improvementsin my body-fat percentHEP-ing was complete and my new lifestyle age, flexibility,and cardiovascularfitness. had taken over; and, being a Hope grad in And it would have shown how well I've additionto one of its facultymembers, I maintained my strength and endurancein the would have a face to save in those pages that years since I regularly out-bench pressed even go out to so many who knew me when. Teddy Van Tuinen. I'd have been the broFolks probably wouldn't remember me as a chure example of HEP's power to transform jock, per se— even though I "pulled" one flab into breathing granite. But now that I have reached January and am writing to you, my face is in my hands and my body fat is at least in double figures. David lames has For I'm afraid I failed HEP. At age thirty, been teaching in the tomorrow, I will have never felt so bad. department of En-
two A 2976 Hope
glish for the past years.
graduate, he holds a master'sfrom the University of Iowa.
The good story to report here, however,is HEP didn't fail me. I failed HEP. This article started out as a journal of progress toward health and vitality; but I'm about as good at keeping a journal as I am at keeping fit, so we need to go back to last semester and that
NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, FEBRUARY 1984
program that I've heard did do wonders for plenty of other charter-member HEPers. From what I gather, the regiment we all went through last semester, and which the snapshotted souls hanging outside the weight room are now getting themselves into, is a version of what Hope students have been enduring for some time; a required P.E. course called Health Dynamics. And unless the weather is good enough for outside running or cycling, the whole affair takes place in the (to me, new) Dow Center— from the medical screening and blood analysis, to the laboratorypre-testing,the consultationwith a local physician,and the actual exercises, to the laboratory re-testing. The tests, before and after, check for pulmonary function, strength,flexibility,percentage of body fat, and exercisetolerance.The main course — the exercisein between the tests — takes place in the pool, the weight room, the dance studio, or up on the suspended track. After an initialorientationmeeting, the' HEP staff wisely sprinklesthroughoutthe semester a half dozen informal luncheons. While dining on yogurt and bananas, participants receive a smattering of "cognitive input," as HEP director George Kraft calls it i.e., information— relevant to understanding and establishingbehavior that promotes healthy lives. Our group heard about such things as diet and nutrition,stress, alcohol and common drug abuse, and how to exercise piece together the
remember enjoying those conversational more important, I remember that the get-togethersthemselves 1
lectures a lot; but perhaps
served as oases in a desert of physical struggle, opportunitiesto reassure ourselves that,
indeed, we were making progress and, yes, there will come a time when all of this will/can be fun, too. We got to ask questions to which we already knew the answers, and we got to slurp yogurt in the comfort of our own kind. The exercise, of course, was and remains the major point of the program. So, having been divided into four groups from the start, each of us last semester, along with our group, tried out a different activity in each of the first four weeks. I think I started out running and then moved to circuit (weight) training, then to swimming, and finally to aerobic dance. While the stated intentionof this monthlong orientationto the full-semesterscheme was to show everyone how to run, circuit train, swim, and aerobic dance in ways to enhance health rather than endangerlife and limb, I suspeaed a more subtle motive. I found those introductory weeks to be four sets of chances for the HEP staff to communicate a new way of perceivingexerciseand the physicallyactive life overall. At least in my case, our instructorsindirealy but consistently reminded me that the competitive intensitythat once coerced me around track or pool at sixteen and eighteen and twentytwo would no longer serve me well at an outof-shape twenty-nine. I needed to slow down and exerciselonger at a crack to get the most life-long benefits. ("We really need to get people to work on longer duration and less intensity,"George Kraft tells me now.) And when it- came time
(continued from page 17) to choose the one activity that I'd carry
through until re-testing during exam week, I chose slowed-downjogging with a serene anticipation I've rarely known before in such matters. Thus I entered the main stage of the program — and with great confidence in the gains I'd make — along with the other 39 noon-time HEPers. I remember that group morale was usually good, and as the semester rolled on I began to hear great satisfaction in the voices running and showeringaround me. The promised benefitswere beginning to show up: gradual weight-loss,increased energy, improved outlook on life in general, and that sense of accomplishmentthat comes simply with having taken such steps to begin with. Apparently, that first semester's experimental crop had plenty of good to report by December, too. While the HEP staff has yet to compile its objectivedata following the retesting, George Kraft is able to pass along many positiveresponses from the participants. In a phone conversation last week he told me that people he's talked to actuallydo
much better. The employees from Haworth, Inc., who comprisedtheir own early-morninggroup on Mondays, Wednesdays, feel
and Fridays,have been especially vocal about their gains (even though, surprisingly,their overall attendance appears to have been the weakest). Further evidence of the program's maidensemester success is the enthusiasmand enrollment this second time around. People must have talked it up. Last semester, between the 7:00 a.m. Haworth bunch and the noon Hope/Donelly Mirrors bunch, enrollment stood at an even eighty. Between the two current sessions (whose participants, by the way, now form mixtures of Hope, Haworth, and ODL people),enrollment has jumped to about 120. And from what George tells me, if he drew everyone into the program who has expressed interest from other local businesses, he'd have to begin curtailingDow Center access -to Hope students themselves. He's not even thinking of doing that, of course, but it's interestingto see hoW the community is starving for such a program. Even now it's tough to run or swim at noon with all the extra bodies that'vejoined the flow. Kraft faces these and other strategic problems in the near future, but as a fitness philosopher of sorts he preferred to talk about goals he'd like to see attained,eventually,all practical
to do with an ideal he calls "holistic health."
the one hand he remarked,"I get great satisfaction from seeing people make a commitment to what we're all about in our profession — that is, showing people how to
become physicallyactive for life." But on the other hand, he would like to do more. A health enhancement program, in some senses, should involve people in more ways. "I want to figure out how we can get into the whole thing," he said. "We are 'connected beings,' and so we all should be looking at the home, the workplace, our attitudes, our spiritual lives, and all the rest. The whole thing goes together. Just working on the physical aspectsof fitness by themselves won't improve everything." Even Kraft admits, however, that maybe our total lives can't or shouldn't become the responsibility of a P.E. department's program for fitness. So he tightened his focus on a goal he knows they can achieve fairly soon with the right combination of factors: consistent, faithful attendance. Years of ignoring exercise are not easily conquered, even by the program approach and peer pressure. But consistent, persistentactivity has to be the main ingredientfor anyone's successfulprogram. The HEP staff has got to discover the right kind of incentive that'll get people past the hump of starting all over again. So far, not even partial fee reimbursements seem to work for all people, but George is toying with upping the fee, especiallyfor non-Hope people, and at the same time upping the fee percentage that's reimbursed when a participantmaintains a given attendance record throughoutthe semester. "Even for very well-offexecutive types," he pointed out, "there's something about the promise of getting money back that keeps them coming back."
Once you come back consistentlyenough and long enough you find yourself willing to continue the regiment on your own. That's what I had in mind all along, anyway, and I wasn't going to get any rebates for doing it. Unfortunately, however,for all my high hopes, I turned out to be a major contributor to whatever disappointment George Kraft entertains when he broods over last semester's attendance. My "graduation"letter, dated December 11, 1983, informs me that I was absent 57.8 percent of the time. "How can that be?" someone might well want to ask. "What about all your enthusiasm and progress and satisfaction with the program and your colleaguesin fitness?"But, you see, not even a weekly HEP salary and a 100 percent fee reimbursementcould have improved my attendance. As it turns out, I wasn't even healthy enough to go out and get healthy. I missed every day after November 6, and it wasn't until just lately— just before my thirtieth birthday— that I have felt well enough to start up again, on my own this time, as the new batch of HEPers gets underway in the Dow Center.
Rivalry (continued from page 16) ed competitions not only as a participantbut also as a scholar of sport sociology.He sees competition as primarily "a ritual event, a festival," more excitingthan the church picnic in that the fans, by cheering for and against, become participantsthemselves. In Novak's The ]oy of Sports, which Siedentop quotes, to cheer for is to take a risk, and that makes the fan a participant.Novak also does his etymological homework, tracing the word "fan" to its (excuse me) roots in the Latin word for temple, fanum, which is the root also for the words fantastic and fanatic. Thus, says Novak, the fans identify their fate with the fate of the group. Siedentop remembers Hope-Calvin games, as both player and coach, with admirable detachment. The coaches were always friendly: "I can't say Don Vroon is a close friend, but for seven or eight years we shared an experience that created a closeness that is really hard to explain."
primarily as a great contest." Siedentop concludes, "Mostly, I suspect I was fortunate enough to play with young,
men who were
stand the limited importance of games in the overall picture — and a coach who certainlydidall he could to reinforcethat notion, especially when it came to Calvin." He remembers a time when Hope had a five-pointlead with less than 30 seconds to go. During a time-out the Civic Center fans began to sing the Alma Mater. "Russ immediatelyleft the huddle and began to motion the crowd to cease and desist. He obviously thought it was
Provided by Chris Barney, assistant professor of biology
are born with two types of fat normal "white" fat which is stored for future use as an energy source and "brown" fat which generates heat and burns up calories. The more brown fat we have, the more calories we burn up. Unfortunately,most of us lose our brown fat in early childhood. (Prolonged exposure to the cold [days to weeks] will cause brown fat to reappear in adults.) 2. One pound of fat contains 3,500 calories. 3. If you overeat by 250 caloriesa day (equal to a can of soda and a scoop of ice cream) you will gain a pound every two weeks or 26 pounds in one year. 4. If at the end of a year your weight has changed by less than a pound, you have averaged within 10 caloriesa day of your needs. This range is the equivalentof two sticks of gum. 5. Contrary to earlier assumptions, some foods of equal caloric value (foods having the same number of calories) have differing weight-gain potentials. This is because some foods cause bigger changes in hormone levels which alter the body's breakdown of the food and the level of hunger. 6. Your body attempts to keep its weight fairly constant in spite of your desire to lose or gain weight. If your weight decreases below the "set-point"weight your body desires, then your metabolism is slowed down to keep from burning calories. This allows people to go without food for longer periods than otherwise would be possible.(This is particularly important for those who live in one of the many countries where starvationis a fact of life.) This also means that if you want to lose weight it is difficultto do so. On the other hand, your metabolism is increased to bum up extra caloriesif your weight exceeds the “set-point” Unfortunately,many people have body weight “set-points"which are higher than they'd like. 7. There is a way to lower the body's “set-point”for weight — exercise. Exercise not only burns off calories while you are doing it (at a rate of 200 or 500 calories an hour depending on the severity of exercise)but it also increases your resting metabolism and lowers your "set-point" Exercise thus uses calories and makes it easier for dieting to help you lose weight Of course, exercise is also very important for improvingthe condition of the heart, lungs, and blood circulation. 1.
This disgruntlingending to my story provides a reversed good witness for programs like Hope's HEP and, more, for the lifestyle that HEP's trying to get across.A stress test I took before the program began turned prophetic on me as the semester proceeded. My test score was nearly half again as high as the score that indicates you have an 80 percent chance of getting seriouslyill within the year if you don't take steps to lessen the impact of your stress. By the first days of November, the prophecy began to come true for me as well as for the rest of my family, and my dreams of health and boundless energy turned into nightmares of walking pneumonia and unshakeable fatigue.My steps toward fitness had come too late. ‘
Now, even without attendance records and progress charts and banana-eating colleagues to keep me honest, I'm determined to make my over-the-hillyear a turning point in the way I run my life. Since the stress that has crushed me in the past year isn't about to let up for at least two or three more (my four- and five-decadefriends tell me there's never any letup, there's always somethingto complicate life more than before). I've got to diminish the toll it takes on my body and soul. Consistent, faithful exerciseof low intensity and high duration could very well get me happily through the coming years of job changes, frequent moves, growing kids, increasing complex finances, and the inevitable pressures to succeed in my profession.
news about Hopeites Please use the space below for news that you'd like to communicate to your fellow Hopeites. Tell us about appointmentsand promotions, experiences that have been meaningfulto you, honors that have
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if this is a
a bit tacky." So my search ends, close to sentiment. Two schools rooted in differencesthat are largely forgotten or ignored, going their separate ways linked by a commonnessthat may run deeper than our competitions; coaches discovering an inexplicablebut real closeness in the contests;athletes knowing that there is a life out there beyond athletics. There are things important beyond all this fiddle, as the
Siedentop remembers too that each game poetess Marianne Moore said. "was an important competition. More TV, But still, nobody among the coaches and more radio, more ink, more fans, more athletes I talked to seems to have forgotten noise." And like many big games, these "were seldom works of art — I can't remember one minute of any Hope-Calvin game. You figure it out. one game in the eight I played in where both sides really played well and you remember it
College Relations,Hope College, Holland, Michigan 49423
NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, FEBRUARY 1984
by Vem Schipper '51 AssociateDirectorof College Relations for Alumni Affairs Winter snow has settledon the Hope campus and students have returned for the second semester of academic work. However, the warm greetings and fellowship that we receive from Hope alumni throughoutthe holiday season makes us appreciate those distinct characteristics of the Hope family. A host of activities is now underway involving our alumni, parents, and friends. The most excitingevent of the holiday season was Hope College basketball.Under the leadership of Coach Glenn Van Wieren, the team went to the Albany, N.Y. area where it played important games and brought back victoriesfor Hope. Charles Link, member of the National Alumni Board and representativefrom the Albany area, made the arrangements. The team was accompaniedby College Relations Director Tom Renner '67 and his wife Carole '67. Hope College played its first game at R.P.l. in Troy, N.Y. , and the Hope College alumni
another victory.There is no sub-
having students of the quality and calibre
married to Katherine Crimp '78 and they have two
Gerard Koster '40 has
team be with our alumni and friends.I know many of you will look forward to these trips in the future involving such groups as the choir, orchestra,and other athleticteams. Local alumni leadership made these visits successful and provided the opportunity for times of sharing and fellowship. There is no standing still for alumni activities. President Van Wylen along with PlannedGiving Director John Greller will be in Florida the week of Feb. 20. There will also be alumni gatherings in Sarasota/Bradenton on Feb. 22, Clearwater on the 23rd, Fort Meyerson the 24th, and over on the east coast on the 27th. We are grateful to local alumni for again hosting these events and providing the
children. The articles appeared on his graduation from seminary and when he was ordained to the
ministry. Gerard is the interim minister of Queens
ministry and accepted the call to the Bangor church. The articles are true insight into the mean-
ing of a Hope College educatibn in the lives of two of our graduates. I want to remind all alumni of Hope College that
Richard Van Strien '42 is a board member of the Mental Health Association in Lake County, Ind., and a board member of the SamaritanCenter, a
they are eligible to nominate persons to receive the
opportunity for the President to share thfe current status of activities at Hope and the life and work of the College. Vice President Robert
DeYoung and Annual Funds Director ]ohn Nordstrom will be in Houston, Dallas,and Denver, also during the week of Feb. 20.
The Alumni Office is always gratifiedto hear of alumni who keep Hope ties alive. Three recent graduates are taking a leadership position as
bers of the MBA Program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Ethics and social issues are
ing members of the team and college alumni.The
not necessarilypopular topicsat a business school;
following morning, under the leadership of Pastor
however,a group to discuss these issues has organized at theU. of M. and no less than three Hope people are members of the Executive Board. Those electedare Ann Stone '83, president; Carol Peterson '82, vice president; and Brenda Royer ’83,
James Van Hoeven of First Church .Albany, the team met with area pastors for a morning breakfast. The team then left for Boston where alumni Al and Phyllis Brink Bursma hosted both the team and area alumni in their home. Following a visit to the Basketball Hall of
and attendance at a Celticsgame, they returned to
Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs where again the Hope alumni and friends crowd exceeded that of the locals and victory came to our team. On the return trip to Holland the team visitedin Rochester, N.Y. at PultenvilleReformed church under the leadershipof Wayne and Anne Vander Byl. The team returned to Holland that Sunday evening after those successive victories,and being with a host of Hope College friends. The following Wednesday saw the team at the University of Michigan Dearborn campus where more than 150 Hope College alumni gathered to see
secretary.This is not only a tribute to these persons, but to the quality of values that they have
come to know through their lives and during their experiences at Hope College. We extend our congratulationsto each of these persons. We received two interestingarticles published by
Howard Ball '52, who serves as editor of a newspaper in Butler, N.J. Howard wrote these two columns about the childhood and life of Joseph Policoro and his call to the ministry. Howard tells the story of Joe as a young child in the neighborhood, how he approachedhim about what his potentialattendance at Hope College and the encouragementthat Howard gave him. Joe graduated from Hope College in 1977 and Western Seminary
HOPE COLLEGE ALUMNI AND FRIENDS STUDY-TOUR JAPAN (WITH PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA EXTENSION OPTIONAL) June 2 June 16, 1984 (China: June 16 July 4, 1984) -
between Hope and Meiji Gakuin University, then on to the imperial city of Kyoto with visits to Nikko, Hakone, Nara and Hiroshima celebrate the 20th anniversary of relations
Cost: approximatelyS2200 based on Chicago departure,double occupancy (bed and breakfast basis); single supplement approximately S200 The China Option as an add-on from Japan. Visit Beijing Xian, Shanghai, Hangzhou or Nanjing Guilin and
Hong Kong. Limited to 16 participants Faculty Leader. Dr. Paul G. Fried
after 40 years in the
years of teaching in Chicago,
Daniel Fylstra '43 has retiredfrom the active developed and will be mailed to you if you desire to ministry after 13 years at Longview Community know the specific criteria and the process for selecChurch of Phoenix, Adz., and a total of 37 years in tion of this distinguished award. Selections have the ministry of the Reformed Church in America. been completedfor 1984, but the selectioncommitAs a farewell gift the Longview congregation gave tee desires to receive additional nominationsfor the Fylstra'sa trip to Hawaii.Daniel is serving as a consideration in future years, if you have persons part-time associateat the Glass & Garden Commuyou wish to nominate for the Distinguished Alumni nity Church of Scottsdale,Adz. Award, please drop a note to our office and we will Winifred Rameau '43 Fylstra has retiredfrom the send you the necessary materials. Department of Economic Security of the State of Arizona. She will continue as a part-time worker in the departmentof children, youth and families. Harold '43 and Bernice Freligh'40 Mackey taught at Rust College, a black Methodistcollege in Holly Springs, Miss., during the fall semester. Willis Slocombe '43 retiredafter teaching matheClass notes and other alumni information sections matics for 37 years. One year he taught in Ausin News from Hope College are compiledby Martralia on a Fulbright Scholarship Exchange and the jory Graves of the alumni office. Deadline for last 32 years Willis was at Garden City (N.Y.) receiving items for the next issue is March S. High School. Elaine Lokker '44 Nettles has retiredas super20's visor of occupational health programs of Fort Hood,
Texas. '23 is a part-time consultant
working with medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dorothy Dick '26 is on the membership and evangelismcommittee of the Presbyterian Church in La Porte, Ind. Dorothy was honored by the La Porte AAUW and has a scholarship named in her honor.
Helen Van Ess '27 retiredafter more than half a century of service in the music ministry of First Reformed Church in Catskill,N.Y. Helen worked with children through a combinationof music and fun in the out-of-doors. In addition, she organized and has guided for 40 years an annual festival of youth choirs,thoughtto be the oldest continuing organization of its kind in the United States. Harold '29 and Henrietta Kots '28 Kraai are both active in their church and home. Harold enjoys fishing,gardeningand removing snow when
Mary Waldron Klebe '29 is president of the Auxiliary of the Hudson River Museum in Hastings-on-Hudson,N.Y.
30's Harold Hoffman '32 is the minister of visitation Presbyterian Church in Zephyrhills, Fla. Annette Witanek '33 White is on the board of directorsof the American Association of Retired Persons Holyoke Chapter. Annette is a vestry member of her church and also assistanttreasurer. Paul Fugazzotto '35 is an adjunct professor-research biologistat the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.He is a pre-med student advisor, instructor in bacteriology,immunology and serology. Paul has been conducting clinical research in urinary tract infections for five years. He offers lectures,seminars and workshops to doctors, nurses and medical laboratory personnel groups. at First
Wilhelm Haysom this
'36 is enjoyiri^ retirement. By
spring he is organizing and becoming the
president of the CatskillMountain Railroad
Laurence Beltman '46
state attorney with the
regional office of the attorney general of Texas. is
livingin San Antonio,Texas and works with
child support enforcement.
Eleanor Mulder '46 Dudley is teaching English part-time at Mississippi State University. Clarice Peterson '46 after
15 years as the librarianin the Issaquah (Wa.)
Margaret White, '47 Palmeter has retiredafter 25 years of teaching. Margaret is working in the business office of the Grand Rapids (Mich.) Osteopathic Hospital.
Russell Cloetingh '48 is a trustee and treasurer of Muskegon (Mich.) Community College. Marian Terburg '48 Toren was honored as an “outstanding leader" at the United Church of Christ general synod in June. She was the first woman electedmoderatorof the Minnesota Conference of the UCC and currently sits on the conference's board of directors.At the national denominational level, she is a corporate member of the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries and has served on many committeesof the United Church’sCouncil for Lay Life and Work. Gene Vis '48 retired from Kodak and is now living at his former summer home on Keuka Lake in New York.
Ruth Quant '48 Vis left the music departmentat Webster Central and plans on subbingin Branchport, N.Y. Marian Holman '49 Agre has retiredfrom university work to be an active grandmother to her five grandchildren. Philip Meengs '49 has retiredafter 30 years in the
Army. Philip is now the planned giving officerof the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Calif. George Zuidema '49, surgeonand medical administrator at the Johns Hopkins University, will become the vice provost foY medical affairs at The University of Michigan in April.
pany, Inc., for the purpose of operating a 38 mile touristrailroadin Ulster County, N.Y. Wilhelm supply preaching from time to time. Roger Leestma '36 has published a volume of poems. Thoughts on Life. A retiredteacher and geographerfor the U.S. government, Roger resides in Kutztown, Pa., and spends the winter in Indian stilldoes
Application Deadline: March 25, 1984 Write for details to: Dr. Neal W. Sobania International Education Office Hope College Holland, Michigan 49423 Phone: 392-51111,ext
Distinguished Alumni Award. A brochurehas been
of the members of the Hope College basketball
Following the game a pizza party was held involv-
audience far exceeded that of the
in 1982 and has been ordained to the ministry and accepted the pastorate in Bangor,Mich. He
NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, FEBRUARY 1984
National Research and Development Center. Don
Robert Bruggink '38 has just returned from of China. He is becoming active in HOSPICE
50's Don DeWitt '50 is the associatedirectorof the SisterSt. Mary Regional Family PracticeProgram
Park Forest, 111.
also a clinical professor at the University of Missouri Kansas City Medicalschool departmentof family practice.
Andrew Nyboer '39 presents seminarsentitled;
Beverly Bame '50 Kerr was elected to the Board of
The Old Testament Comes Alive! and The New Testament is Christ Alive! These seminarshave been very popular and presented in many churches in several denominations.
Directors of Professional Insurance Agents of
York State. T.
'50 is a co-investigatorin the
cochlear implant program for surgical correction of
sensorineural hearing loss, working with the FDA and Stanford University and the House Research Foundationof California.He has just finished testing successfullythe use of the Argon Laser in
Vermeulen '61, associateprofessor of biology
James Blane '51 is a desegregation coordinator for the New Jersey Department of Education. William Van't Hof '51 is an attorney with the firm of Vamum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett in Grand Rapids, Mich. E. F. Gearhart '52 and Carlton Failor '56 have formed the Professional Financial PlanningCorporation in Grand Rapids, Mich. The corporation will provide comprehensivefinancialplanning services and professional management advisory and consult-
puppet theatre with shows for small groups.
try to giftedand talented students in the Ithaca,
year, including the People's Republic of China. Howard Veneklasen '70 is the second vice presi-
currently on sabbatical
group that is open to the media in Michigan and meets annually at The University of Michigan. Warren Exo '53 was a consultant/advisor to the secretary general of the National Economic and Social Development Board in Thailandduring 1982-83. Peter Roon '53 is the new superintendent of the West Ottawa School Districtin Holland, Mich. Darlyne DeTuncq '55 Neff is teaching speech at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa City, la. Ed Coon '56 is the senior pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Everett,Wash. Janice Conklin '56 Hasselink is the music/coordinator of the new Visual and Performing Arts High School in Jersey City, N.J. Arthur Martin '57 is the pastor of Puna United Church of Christ in Hawaii, teaches at the Ka'u High School, is a pastor once a month to the Opihikao CongregationChurch and was reappointed to a five year term on Hawaii County Planning Commission. Larry Van Lare '57 is a senior vice president of Great Lakes Federal Savings in Ann Arbor, Mich. Bruce Matthews '58, principalof Central Middle School in South Haven, Mich., has been eleaed president of the Van Buren County Chapterof the American Red Cross. Larry Izenbart '59 is the president of the Classis of Wisconsin. Donald Knapp '59 is plant manager of SCM Baltimore Titaniumdioxide plant in Linthicum,Md. Carl Ver Beek '59 is an attorney with the firm of Vamum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett in Grand Rapids, Mich.
studying in the biophysics departmentat
Harvard MedicalSchool in Boston, Mass. Fred '62 and Catherine Baker '62 Overkamp own the ChristmasMagic stores in Freeport and Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Victorian Christmasdecorations from their shop decorated one of the 56 trees surroundingthe national Christmastree in Washington, D.C. Many of the decorations are handmade by Catherine. Barbara Mortensen'62 Sanborn is a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and of obstetrics, gynecologyand reproductive sciences at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. John Teusink '62 was recently elected to his fourth one-yearterm as mayor of Cedar Springs, Mich. Jo Hombacher '62 Tolly and her husband have opened up a printing shop called "DocksidePrinting" in Rogers City, Mich. Ruth Gerritsen'63 Lamper has played the violin in the Grand Rapids (Mich.) Symphony for 20 years. Earl Nettles '63 is a retiredoperations research
systemsanalyst from a military testing facility at West Fort Hood, Texas. Donald Vuurens '63 heads up the food bank for the needy and hungry of Ingham County, Mich. Ervin Bolks '64 is the vice president-treasurerof the Wickes Companies in Tarzana,Calif. Thomas Broeker '64 lives oh a 15 acre conference grounds with five other families.They are establishing a Jewish-based spiritualcommunity in the foothillsof the CascadeMountains,along the shore' of Dorena Lake in Oregon. Thomas also provides workshops on preparation of arrangementsfor death long in advanceof dying, in conjunction with his company. Rest Assured,Inc. Last summer he was an interim minister at Unity of the Valley. Robert Miller '64 is compensationmanager at Public Service-of New Hampshire. Audrey Prins '64 Rasmussen is a lawyer and member of the Districtof Columbia Bar Association.
'64 is vice president of employee relationsfor E. F. DuPont in Kennett Square, Pa.
60's Mary Ann Klaaren
to the National NuclearWeapons Freeze Conference in St. Louis in December. She helped write legislationconcerning the freeze to be introduced in
Congress soon. Gary Baas '61 is a director of Pacesetter Bank & Trust - West in Grand Haven, Mich. Gary is also president of Baas Inc., which operates Baas's Store for Men, the Country House and the Grand River Dry Goods Co., in Grand Haven and the Country House in Holland. Thomas Klaasen '61 is a visitingprofessor of economicsat Texas A & M University on leave from University of New Orleans, La. Judy Owyang '61 owns Fossills Etc., in Los Angeles,Calif.Judy is a self-taught fossilist, competent enough to do appraisal work for the Internal Revenue Service. Lois Bonnema '61 Schwartz owns Costumes and Puppets, Etc. , a store with costumes for rent or sale
Suwyn teaches 5th
Avon Grove, Pa. Paul Wackerbarth'64 is the economic officerin the Office of Mexican Affairs at the State Department in Washington, D.C. Gail Harrington '65 Beltman teaches 1st grade in the Zeeland (Mich.) School District. Carla Reidsma '65 Masselink is a securitiesrepresentativewith Integrated ResourcesEquity Corporation in Holland, Mich. Fran Osborn '65 Miller teaches specialeducation at Coe-Brown Academy in Northwood, N.H. Anne Allen '65 Alldritt Niday is teaching third grade at West View ElementarySchool in Rockford, 111.
Carl Niekamp '65
a senior laboratory manager
of the bioprocess laboratory in the advanced research and development departmentat A. E. Staley
ManufacturingCompany in Forsythe, 111. Carl is responsible for the application of new developments
HOPE COLLEGE ALUMNI AND FRLENDS STUDY-TOUR GREECE AND THE GREEK LSLANDS
services for Hiebert Inc., an office furniture manufacturer.David is in charge of sales and product training,market studies and new product
development. Marcia De Graaf '67 is the tax accountant for Brewton (Ala.) Timber Division of Container Corporation of America. Floyd Farmer '67 is an attorney in Spring Lake, Mich. Floyd is also the conductor of the Grand Haven Chamber Choir which performed at the Holland (Mich.) First United Methodist Church's fall and winter concert series. Constance Chappell '67 Goodnough is a teacher in Muskegon, Mich. Randall Miller '67 co-edited a book entitledCatholics in the Old South, published by Mercer University Press.
John Mulder '67 edited with Hugh T. Kerr, Conversions: The Christian Experience. Gloria Langstraat'67 Norton is on the hymn book committee for the Reformed Church in America. She and Bob De Young are responsible for coordinating the hymn festival at General Synod 1984.
Judith Tanis '67 Parr is a researcher for the computer applicationsand support group at Battelle Memorial Institutein Columbus, Ohio. David Piet '67 is the deputy chief in the Office of Population and Health USAID/Indonesia in Jakarta. Hope Rimondi '67 Poveromo is a La Leche League International leader,a leader of Bethlehem (Pa.) La Leche group and is the corresponding secretary of the Xi Zeta Eta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.
Lauren Noetzel '67 Ulrich is an elementary school music teacher in Dolton, teacher in Gerlach, Nev.
Robert Kullgren '68
Athens, Corinth, Delphi, Thessalonica, Crete, Santorini,and many other fascinating places.
in the footsteps of Socrates, Plato,
Paul. Greek culture and its ancient heritage St.
hotels, all travel, all
Application deadline: March 25, 1984 NOTE: Academic Credit is available. For further information,
contact: Dean Nyenhuis
Hope College Holland Michigan 49423 616-392-5111,ext. 2180,
Lincoln. '69 is the medical director of St.
Anne's Hospital in Tanzania.Sam has received a scholarship from Okumenisches studienwerkin Bochum West Germany to study obstetricsand gynecologyat the American MedicalSociety in Vienna, Austria from October 1984 to June 1985. Stephen Struck '69 is a marketingmanager of fabricatedproducts-brass group for Olin Corpora-
Alice traveled to the Orient this
dent of the Automobile Dismantlers and Recyclers Association. Eric Witherspoon '70 is the acting principalat
North White Jr. /Sr. High School in Monon, Ind. Mary Kraybill'71 Allen is living in South Dartmouth,Mass., where her husband is the pastor of Smith Neck Friends Meeting.They have been made very welcome there and says, "vye've found our roots here!".
Susan Steiner '71 Bolhouse
member of the
board of directorsfor the American Cancer Society Unit of Delta Township in Lansing, Mich.
Art Hudak '71 is the pastor of the Woodlawn Reformed Church in Schenectady, N.Y. Norine Everson '71 Jones is a communications coordinator at the Rochester Instituteof
Technology. Robert Sikkel '71 is head of the Labor Relations Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.Roben is a partner in the law firm of Landman, Luyendyk, Latimer, Clink & Robb and has recently authored an article for the Michigan Bar Journal. Douglas Tepper '71 is group product development manager for Foremost Insurance Company in Wyoming, Mich. Peter Thoen '71 is a chaplain in the Dutch army in
North and South America for Bush Boake Allen in Montvale,N.J. Demi was previously marketing director of fragrances for Latin America for InternationalFlavors and Fragrances Inc., in New York City. Rick Van Haitsma '71 is the president of the Holland(Mich.) Classisof the R.C.A. Kathy Worden '71 is a claim representativefor Kemper Insurance Company in Mt. Prospect, 111. Michael Boonstra '72 works for the author James Clavell in New York City. Robert Cooper '72 is an attorney with the firm of Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett in Grand Rapids, Mich. Janet DeVries '72 is the managing directorfor the Inc.,
division of stewardship/training in the national office of the Presbyterian Church, USA. She has been honored as "OutstandingYoung Woman of America" for 1982 and 1983, and "Who's Who American Women" for 1983. Janet has also written a book called Learningthe PacificWny: A Guide for all Ages, published by Friendship Press. â€˘Degefa Etana '72 is a rural community administrator in Ethiopia. He is currently organizing preservicetraining,in-serviceworkshops and teaching cooperative and agriculturalworkers of the Relief and RehabilitationCommission. Degefa is hoping to
Maryland. Jos Gentel '72 is the French and Spanish teacher at
Shelby (Mich.) High School. Gary Hayden '72 has recently returned from Africa where he was production instructorand program directorwith Somali Television in Mogadishu. Roger Jones '72 is a materials analyst with Xerox Corporation.
Herbert Keeler '72 is the vice president of finance of Union Pump Company of Battle Creek, Mich. Richard Reynen '72 is the vice president of Dalby Corporation, a real estate developmentcompany, in Troy, Mich. Margaret Kleis '72 Straw is teaching psychology at Park College in Fort Myer, Va. Marinus Thoen '72 is a clinical social worker for the elderly with St. Clair County (Mich.) Catholic Social Services.
Laurel Dekker '72 Van Haitsma is the secretary of education in the Holland (Mich.) ClassicalUnion of the Reformed Church
Congregational Church of Frankfort, Mich. Jerry is also president of Velvet Software, a computer software firm, in partnership with his son. David Folkert '70 is vice president of Westran Corporationin Muskegon, Mich. David was also elected to the board of directorsof Westran
pursue a master's degree at the University of
directorsof the Edwardsville (111.)YMCA.
ry case. Jerry Dill '70 is the senior pastor of the First
Susan Hoemer '69 Struck is on the board of
Robert Beishuizen '70 is the vice principalof instructionand building control at Thornton Fractional North High School in Calumet City, 111. Douglas Bratt '70 and two law partners obtained the largestjudgment in the history of Clark County, Wash., in a wrongful death/personal inju-
the Netherlands. Demi Thomas '71 is vice president of fragrances
tion in Edwardsville, 111.
Beth Mills '72 Witherspoonis a reference assistant at Lake County Public Library in Mer-
an attorney with the firm
All-inclusivecost: $2,250 from New York, based on double occupancy; single supplement,$250 Limited to 16 participants Faculty Leaden Dean Jacob E. and Leona Nyenhuis
& Howlett in Grand Rapids, Mich. Norma Butterworth '68 McKittrick is the division manager of Avacare, Inc., in Birmingham, Ala. G. John Tysse '68 was on a panel discussion on OSHA policy directionsat the 71st annual National Safety Congress meeting in October. John is the directorof labor law for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Bruce Formsma '69, instrumental music teacher at Zeeland (Mich.) Christian School, was the trumpet soloist in the Zeeland Civic Chorus presentation of Handel's"Messiahâ€?. Elaine Franco '69 is an associateprofessor, university libraries, at the University of Nebraskaof
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JoAnn Dunnican '68 is a 2nd and 3rd grade
'70 is a tenured associateprofessor at
111. He is
Harvard VanBelois '65 is a captain in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps. He is head of the Washington (D.C.) Navy Yard oral surgery department. ChristianBuys '66 is the vice president of academic affairs at Mesa College in Grand Junction, Colo. Elmer Edman '66 is the administrative manager at Laventhol & Horwath in Chicago, 111. Mary Leestma '66 Houser teaches English and drama at a junior high school in El Toro, Calif. Bruce Menning '66 is the secretary for Christian witness for the ParticularSynod of Michigan. Gretchen Robert '66 is teaching public speaking in Paris at Iserp InstitutSuperieur Libre D'Anseignement des Relations Publiques, rue Notre Dame des champs. Gerald Waanders '66 is managing his own geological consulting business in San Marcos,Calif. David Courtney '67 is the manager of marketing
William Holleman '62
Daviess-Carroll Area Vocational Center in Eliz-
leave from Abbott Laboratories in North Chicago,
president of the University Press Club of Michigan,
Reformed Church in West Olive, Mich. Jon Norton '65 is the vice president of the Particular Synod of New York. Tom Schade '65 is the associatedirectorat the Center for the Study of Justice at Arizona State
in rheumatology and internal medicine by the American Board
in her fourth
year as student services coordinator at the Jo
years of service.
Thomas Henderson'70 is certified
University. Tom is also organizing the Eighth Annual JusticefStudy Tour of Great Britain in June,
Mary Wiersema '61 Vermeulen is
Douglas Leafstrand'52 has retired from Dow Chemical Company in Ludington,Mich., after 25
in biotechnology to produas and processes. Meredith Nienhuis '65 is an elder with Rose Park
TennesseeState University in Nashville. Robert Peterson '70 is a DC-9 first officer for Delta Airlines based in Atlanta, Ga. Alice Stephens '70 is the clinical directorof the children'sunit of Mile Square Mental Health Cen-
The College of William and Mary, has returned from his sabbaticalto Edinburgh,Scotland.
Randall VandeWater '52 was elected the
In addition, she teaches classesin drama and puppe-
'73 is the pastor of the First Reformed Church in South Holland, 111. Elizabeth Randall '73 Best is a specialistin cost billing for General Electric Company in Erie, Pa. Michael Boelens '73 is a teacher in the Spring Lake (Mich.) Public Schools. Kathryn Scholes '73 Bolt works for Catholic Social
Services, is in private practiceas a psychologist
consultant to the pediatricteam at
Free Bed RehabilitationCenter in Grand Rapids,
'73 is the pastor of worship
ministries of Christ Memorial Reformed Church
Holland, Mich. Molly Gates '73 is the perinataloutreach coordinator at The University of Michigan Hospitals in
Arbor. Charles Gossett '73 is a policy analyst in the mayor's officein Washington. D C.
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Mary Grant '73
a teacher at the Ottawa Area
Center in Zeeland, Mich. Scott
'73 is the owner of Stationery Plus
in Holland, Mich. Jeanne Hoftiezer'73 is studying scientific glassblowing at Salem Community College in Carneys
George Johnson '73 tious
a fellow in pediatricinfec-
diseasesat the University of Minnesota Medi-
Mich. Neil Clark 75 is dean of admissions at Bethany (W.V.) College. Sara Hoebeke 75 Cowall is in marketingresearch for Adolph Coors Company in Golden,Colo. David Edwards 75 is the vice president for student affairs at the University of Maine at Machias. David is also working on his doctorate at The University of Michigan.
GeographicSociety during the past year. These
Carol Vandenberg 77 Tittle is the directorof corporate development for public televisionstation WGVC-Channel 35 at Grand Valley State Colleges. Carol is responsible for planning, organizing and implementingspecialprojectsfor the station. Deborah Ellison 77 Tylenda is the accounts
production, Lakewood Division for Prince Corpora-
IndustrialRisk Insurers in Chicago,
Joyce Maurus-Sullivan '73 is the potter at Waterloo Village in Stamhope, N.|. Charles Route '73 is a division traffic analyst for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn,Mich. Douglas Scott '73 is a supervisor for Sperry in St. Paul, Minn. Joanne Shaw '73 is a designer for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio Roger Straw '73 is an evaluator with the Institute for Program Evaluation of the U.S. GeneralAccountingOffice. John Timmer '73 is a fiscal analyst for the legislative research departmentof the Kansas State Legislature in Topeka, Kan. Mary Van Andel '73 is the pastor of Knox Re- . formed Church and Second Reformed Church of Berne in
Charles Vander Broek '73 is a social worker for the spinalcord injury team at Mary Freebed Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich. Peter Walsh '73 is a teacher in the South Haven (Mich.) Public Schools.
Stephen Westra '73 is a therapist/consultantin Englewood,Colo. Janice Wortelboer '73 Wierengais a full-time wife and mother living in Holland, Mich. Joanne Navarra 74 Ainsworth works for HalliburtonOil Services in Anchorage,Alaska. Fred Bertsch 74 is a lieutenant commanderin the U.S. Navy. Fred is serving as operations officer of the U.S. Moosebrugger,a destroyer. Since participation in the Grenada operation, Fred has been serving in the Eastern Mediterraneanand in February went back to school after which he will report to the U.S. Hercules, a hydrofoil patrol boat based
Key West, Fla., as executive officer. Carolyn Borgert 74 is the manager of Designer Depot, a division of K-Mart Corporation in Columbus, Ohio. Robert 74 and Mary Jo Walters 75 Bruinooge are co-pastors at the First United Presbyterian Church and Second United Presbyterian Church in Marlette, Mich. Clarence Burton '74 left his position as assistant Oakland County Prosecuting Attorney and is practicing law in Auburn Hills, Mich. David Daubenspeck74 is the directorof ministry and operations at KCLB 92 FM, a Christian music radio station in Santa Rosa, Calif. in
a family nurse practicioner
with the United Mission to Nepal in Kathmandu.
Sarah Hickok 74 is a regional sales manager for Commodity News Service in Kansas City, Mo. Marcia Dykstra 74 Howe owns the Child Garden Development Center in Decatur, Mich. This is an early developmentprogram for four and five year old children.
Anita Huysmans 74 is a sales representative for the Commercial Markets Magnetic Audio/Video Products Division of The 3M Company in New Berlin,Wis. Thomas Kapral 74 is an instrumentproduct specialist with Sargent-WelchScientificCompany in Skokie, 111.
Katherine Nelson 74 is an assistantmanager of a health food store,manager of a metaphysical bookstore and is preparing to do naturopathic medical research in Ferndale, Mich. Edwin Redder 74 is the art directorof Dawson & Company, Design/Communicationsin Grand Rapids, Mich. Laura Tebben 74 Vander Broek is an assistant professor of English at Grand Valley State College in Allendale, Mich. Mary Newhouse 74 Van Son is living in Panama City, Panama, where her husband is working in the American Embassy. Diana Holthuis 74 White is a part-time piano teacherat Gordon College in Wenham, Mass. Meg Gerber 74 Wilkens is the telecommunications manager for the University of Cincinnati (Ohio) Medical Center and Hospitals. Kathy Jo Blaske 75 is chairing a design committee for the 1974 Conferenceof Christian Educators of the Reformed Church in America to be held at Western Seminary in Holland, Mich. Harvey Burkhour75 is the branch director for MichiganProtection and Advocacy Service for Developmentally Disabled Citizens Inc., in )enison.
facultyresearch committee of Miami University,
nessmen,singlesand speaking at universities. ChristineBush '73 Mattera is a business administrator for Cocoa & Food Commodities in an account executive with
Niewoehner '77 is a
Business Telephone Services in Columbia, Mo.
the fund for academicexcellence,and the National
the manager of automotive
David Rynbrandt77 is a third year surgery resident at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. FrederickSchlemmer 77 is the accounting operations manager for Nissan Motor Corporationin Los
Christ international,ministering to churches, busi-
Robert Medema '73
Rich Navarra '77 owns and operates his own insurance agency. Diversified Insurance Management, in New Castle, Pa.
electronicsfirm headquartered in Melbourne,Fla.
ics/computer science at Immaculata (Pa.) College.
the U S. Naval Hospital in Great Lakes.
Comgraphix,Inc., in El Paso, Texas. Kurt Loosenort '73 is on the staff of Here's Life Western Michigan, a part of Campus Crusade for
Katie Bosch 78 Baeverstad is a resident at the Fort Wayne (Ind.) MedicalEducation Program. Timothy Bennett 78 is a vice president in the public finance departmentof Blyth Eastman Paine Webber Inc., in New York, N.Y. Terry Bosch 78 is a product planner for Haworth. Inc., in Holland, Mich. Holly Warren 78 Boundy is attending Boston University working on a master's of fine arts in music education. Brian Bradley 78 is in his fourth year at The University of Michigan MedicalSchool in Ann Arbor. Scott Bradley 78 is the band director for the Goodland (Kan.) Public Schools. Kevin Clark 78 is a registered representativeof Edward D. Jones & Co., in Holland, Mich.
Howard Hirsch 75 is a staff accountant with Icerman, Johnson & Hoffman in Ann Arbor, Mich. John Koeppe 75 is an instructorin mathemat-
Claire VanderMeulen 75 Gibbs is a senior personnel administrator for Harris Corporation, an
Lilly in Indianapolis,Ind.
Joseph Policoro77 is the pastor of the First Congregational Church of Bangor, Mich. Keith Reiter 77 is studying for his doctorate under Dr. Smedes. Jonathan Rich 77 is the marketingcirculation directorof Meredith Corporationin Des Moines,
cal School in Minneapolis. Jane Johnson '73 Kapral is a staff pediatricianat
Janet Kimball '73 is an accounting supervisor for
Susan Walkotten 77 McKay is the treasurer of the Battle Creek (Mich.) Community Concert
tion in Holland, Mich. Ann Rypstra 75 has received grants from the
grants enable her to continue her research in the tropicalrain forestof the Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Madre de Dios, Peru. Ann is working on various aspects of foraging behavior and socialityin spiders.
Michele Schaffer75 is teaching Spanishand ESOL at Cochran Junior High School in Glen
Md. Mary Zondervan75 Schouten Burnie,
in Holyoke, Mass. Steve Berger 76 is the general manager of the systems division for Hovinga Business Systems, Inc. Steve is responsible for managing the sales and marketingsupport teams who are sellingthe Wang professionalcomputer. Karen Bosch 76 is teaching 3rd grade at Southfield Christian School in suburban Detroit, Mich. Jane Churchill 76 is a training consultant with Aetna Life & Casualty in Hartford, Conn. Duane Cowall 76 is a market analyst for a national homebuilderin Denver, Colo; Beverly Kerlikowske 76 Daane is a national advertising manager for Brooks Shoes, a division of Wolverine World Wide. Beverly is also the president of the Advertising Federation of Grand Rapids, Mich. Robert Depke 76 is the manager of information servicesfor Technomic Consultants in Barrington,
Joel DeVette 78 is the business manager for The Other Way Ministries in Grand Rapids, Mich. Eileen Doyle 78 is the children'slibrarianat Toledo (Ohio) Lucas County Public Library. Max Duncan 78 just completedairborne paratrooper school at Fort Benning,Ga., and flight surgery school at Fort Rucker, Ala. His training included solo flight in a TH-55 helicopter.Max is
dinator for Ford Parts and Service Division in
Sterling Heights, Mich.
the 2nd armoured cavalry (attackhelicopter)reg-
director of Christian
education and youth activities at First Congrega-
completion instructor for South Kent Community Education.
payable discrepancy resolution administrative coor-
a family thera-
Kenneth Cook 78
tional Church of Los Angeles, Calif.
Wendy Greenwood 77 Van
Tassell is advertis-
ing directorof The Congregationalist, the national publicationof the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches. Wendy is also acting with CommonwealthTheatre, an equity-waiver
company in Los Angeles,
Amy Ward 77 Webber
a manager of a group
for retarded adults in Decorah,Iowa.
regimental surgeonand flight surgeon for
iment in Nuremburg, Germany. Sharon Dykema 78 is an actuarialassistantfor Actuarial Benefits,Inc., in Grand Rapids, Mich. William French 78 is a teacher with the South Haven (Mich.) Ihiblic Schools. Beth Daubenspeck 78 Hoekstra is an elementary school teacher at North Christian School in Kalamazoo,Mich. Louis Hoekstra 78 is an auto customizerfor Stripes & More in Kalamazoo,Mich. Reinhard Hug 78 is a teacher in the Province of
Tirol, Austria. Carol Cook 77 Wildgen is the manager of corpoinformation research at Burroughs Corporation Pam Gaulke 78 McDonald is the manager of Select Business Services in Hartland, Wis. World Headquartersin Detroit, Mich. Margaret Lubbers 78 Quesada teaches English as Steven Williams 77 is a control engineer for Eli rate
Elaine Faustman-Watts 76 is an assistantprofessor in the departmentof environmentalhealth at the University of Washington. Elaine has ajso received a New Investigator Research Award from the National Instituteof EnvironmentalHealth Sciences.
Nancy Ball 76 Halversen State University College of
Bruce Honholt 76 Rapids, Mich. Jeffrey
an optometrist in Grand is
an accountant for the
firm of Linden and Manske in Grand Haven and
Grand Rapids, Mich. James Stegenga 76 is the assistantmanager for "Toys R Us" in Burbank,Calif. Katherine Moores 76 Telma teaches English and speech at Traverse City (Mich.) Junior High School. She is also involved in adult education and a program for gifted students, Olympicsof the mind. Patricia Muyskens 76 Toth has recently completed three years as activitydirectorat The Redwoods RetirementCenter in Mill Valley, Calif. Also during this time Pat served as volunteer phone counselor and training instructor for the Marin County Suicide Prevention Center. Pat is now living on the Laguna Pueblo Indian reservation and plans to attend the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Debra Van Alien 76 is the assistantdirectorof Love, Inc., a helping agency for churches in Holland, Mich., and several other communities across
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Jim Wildgen 76 is a quality assurance specialist at Burroughs Corporation World Headquartersin Detroit, Mich. While attending Michigan State University,Jim placed first in the high jump event of MSU's intramural track and field meet for two
Terese Graham 77 is in the Judge Advocate General Corps in the U.S. Navy. Claudia White 77 Gray is the directorof placement and counseling for Commercial College in Shreveport, La. Lise Hager '77 is the regional coordinator for the
Midwest for the American Medical
Steven Hoogerwerf77 is an assistantminister at the United Reformed Church in Somerville, N.J. Mary Kolean 77 Koeppe is a research chemist with E. I. DuPont DeNemours Company in Wilmington,Del. Mary is involved in research studying the metabolismof pesticidesin plants and animals.
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Kenneth Lobb 77 is a reporter and photographer for the Gazette in New Hope, Pa.
Jim Martin 'TJ is a family practiceresident at East TennesseeState University in Johnson City. Jim spent one year of medical training in Bath,
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estate. Write or call today:
Michigan graduate school of business administration.
Sharon Thomas '78 Schlemmer is a creditofficer manager for J. W. Robinson's of Los Angeles,
Ariz. Craig hopes to go back to Japan or China in internationalfinance. Richard Sharpe '80 has a franchise distributorship with Mutual BiscuitCompany, Inc., in Irvington,
Lorie Shier '78 is the associatepastor at the
Philip Taylor '80 is attending Michigan State
in Grand Rapids, Mich., this summer. Kathleen Kozelko '82 Spencer is employed by Northwest Title Company in Traverse City, Mich. Mark Spencer '82 is a registeredrepresentative with Roney & Co., in Traverse City, Mich. Laura Spieldenner '82 Strain is working in the accounting and billing departmentfor Schulman Management Company in White Plains,N.Y. Sara Van Anrooy '82 is attending Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Joy Van Beveren '82 is studying social work at the
second languagein the Haslett (Mich.) Public
Church of the Saviourin Coopersville, Mich.
University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Mike Speidel '78 is a
Judith Cook '80 VanderZwaag is a computer programmer for Ferris, Busscher& Lohman, P.C.,
medical hospital representa-
to the Grand Rapids and Western Michigan
area for Lederle Laboratories.
a Holland, Mich.,
gramming and sells software packages. Mary Van Dis '80 is a student at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich. She won the Raymond Burr CriminalBook Award for the first
commodity manager with Herman Miller, Inc., in Zeeland, Mich. FrederickSteiner'78 is a teacher for Dearborn is a
(Mich.) Public Schools.
Carol Wonnmeester '78 Tiskus is a pricing analyst for Amway Corporationin Ada, Mich. Paul Toth '78 is pastor of the Laguna (N.M.) Presbyterian Church. The church is located on the Laguna Pueblo Indian reservation.
Marianne Walck '78
has a short-term postdoctoral
appointmentat Cal. Tech., and startingin the spring will be a research geophysicist with Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque,N.M. Gene Westveer '78 is a resident physician at Bon Secours Hospital in Grosse Pointe, Mich. Robert Williams '78 is a computer programmer with Texaco, Inc., in Port Arthur,Texas. Ken Bauman '79 is the customer service manager at ODL, Inc., in Zeeland, Mich. Richard Bosch '79 is a senior research chemistfor Monsanto Company in St. Louis, Mo. Paul Busman '79 is a veterinarian in Coopersville, Mich. Michael Dadd '79 is a dentist in Norton Shores, Mich. Barbara Davis '79 is a geologist with Atlantic Richfield Company in Houston, Texas. John DeHaan '79 is doing an internship in Langley, British Columbia, helping to plant a RCA
firm that does contract pro-
Stacy Burris '80 Walters is a third year student at The University of Michigan MedicalSchool in Ann Arbor.
Dree Ward '80 is a myotherapistwith the U.S. Olympic nordic ski team at Lake Placid.She hoped to travelwith the team to Yugoslavia. Lori Sievert '81 Alexander is a part-time teacher at Hamilton (Mich.) Community Schools. Carolyn Bruggers '81 is a manager'sassistantat the Tokai Bank Ltd. in Chicago, 111. Michael Eldridge '81 was granted a university fellowship at Northern Illinois University for the 83-84 academicyear. Todd Erickson '81 is a faculty member at The Center For Creative Studies-College of Arts and Design, teaching foundry and casting techniques. Sleven Hinkamp '81 works for Sun Health, Inc., in Charlotte, N.C. Frederick Howard '81 is a senior investmentanalyst at the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company in
Anderson '80 is the
production manager for
WZOW-TV in Eau Claire, Wis. Bill is also attending the University of Wisconsin working on a master's degree in mass communication.
Don Batdorff '80 is an
apprentice coordinator in
personnel for RochesterProducts Division of General
Motors Corporationin Grand Rapids, Mich.
'80 is a software engineer for Pixel
Computer Inc., of Wilmington, Mass. David Bruins '80 is a staff accountantfor Theodore H. Barrett CPA & Co., in Washington, D.C. Lena Daniels '80 performed the role of Ninetta in Offenbach'sLa Perichole last summer with the Cleveland(Ohio) Opera Theatre. In November, she performed Lauretta in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi at the ClevelandInstituteof Music. Roy Hegg '80 is a computer programmer for Arbat Systems Ltd., in New York, N.Y. Keith Lohman '80 is the pastor of Sprakers and Currytown Reformed Churches in New York. Geneva Malone '80 works in bookstore inventory management services at Spring Arbor Distributors, a Christian book and music distributorin Ann Arbor, Mich. Carol Mohrlock '80 is teaching elementarylearning disabled students for the Ann Arbor (Mich.) Public Schools. Carol has just completedan educational endorsement in the area of mental impairment. Ronni Nivala '80, after spending four months in Alaska, works as an assistantgreyhound trainer in Revere, Mass., where one of her dogs recently won the 550,000 first prize in the Wonderland Derby. Paul Nora '80 is a fourth year student at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich. Deborah Bussema '80 Pierson teaches learning disabled students in the Cadillac (Mich.) Middle School.
Thomas Pierson '80
teaches 4th and 5th grade
ern Michigan University in Kalamazoo. Debbie is a
Rodney Matthews '81 is in
the Navy Band at the
non Hills,111. Kirk McMurray '81 is an assistantin the department of public relationsâ€™and communicationsfor the Michigan State MedicalSociety in East Lansing. Faith Schoep '81 Mulder is a marketinganalyst in the hospital administration departmentof Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn,Mich. Karen Gonder '81 Navis is working on a master's degree in socialwork at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. Lora Rector '81 is the biomedical photographerfor Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. Pam Schmidt '81 is a teacher in Fort Worth, Texas.
Robert Steams '81 is a division manager with First American National Securities,Inc., a brokerage firm in Grand Rapids, Mich. Mike Walters '81 is a doctoral candidate in organic chemistryat The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Scott Whitefleet '81 is working for FidelityBank in
'82 is working toward a graduate
degree in health administration at Washington University in St. Louis,
Debra Bere Illinois
'82 is working in public relationsfor
College of Optometry in Chicago.
Doug Borst '82
attending the University of
Texas at Houston Dental -School. Holly Boehl '82 Buchanan teaches English composition at Walt Whitman High School in MontgomeryCounty, Md. Heidi Burke '82 is working toward a graduate degree in geology at Baylor University in Waco,
Stephen Cameron '82 is a sales representative for Murphy Motor Freight Lines in Chicago, 111. Lynn Forth '82 is a first year law student at Ohio Northern University. Lisa
attending medical school at the
University of Colorado in Denver.
Karen Hufford '82
the food and beverage coor-
dinator at Palmer House in Chicago,
Carol Janke '82
studyingphysical therapy in graduate school at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Suzi Kane '82 works for Towers, Parren, Forster and Crosby, Inc., financialconsultants in Washington, D.C. is
Chuck Knebl '82
attending Medill School of
Journalismat Northwestern University in Illinois. Jeff Krehbiel '82 is attending McCormickTheological Seminary in Chicago, 111., on a full academic
Sharon McKee '82 is in the U.S. Air Force. Sharon will be stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio, as a member of 661st USAF Band of Flight.
Mich. Craig Schumann '80 has been working for the Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank in New York's World Trade Center. Craig is now attending the American Graduate School of International Managementin Glen-
Paul Miedema '82 is employed in the trust department of Illinois NationalBank of Springfield. Carol Miknis '82 is working in pharmaceutical sales for Upjohn Company in Kalamazoo, Mich. Carol Peterson '82 is attending The University of
Kevin Worley '82 is employed with People Express in Newark, N.J. Arthur Buys '83 works for the Close Up Foundation in Washington, D.C., as a program instructor. Lynn DeBruyn '83 is working for Bruin Graphics in Palos Heights,
teaching 1st grade at
Academy in Liberia. Gretchen Keizer '83
a residentialaide at Pine
Rest Christian Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich.
English in the Franklin ElementarySchool in Cadillac,
working toward a master's
Robert Thompson '79 is an intern in surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass.
Ron Visscher '82 is attending the Kellogg Graduate School of Managementat NorthwesternUniver-
graduate assistantworking as an academicadvisor
degree in student personnel administration at West-
Great Lakes Naval Base. He also is the choir
the University of Pennsylvania.
science degree in broadcasting/film.
for the College of Education.
Debbie Kunzi '81
Kent Pagel '79 is an attorney in Houston, Texas. Lenora Parish '79 is an assistantvice president in the pension consulting group of Citibank, N.A. in New York City. Richard Paske '79 is an analyticalchemistwith Bell & Howell in Zeeland, Mich. Patricia Pulver '79 is attending a physician's assistantprogram at Albany (N.Y.) Medical College. Beth VanKlompenberg '79 Rynbrandtis a regis-
teaching fellow at Boston
Steven Geurink '83 is the manager of young adult ministries for the United Calvinist Youth. Susan Ghezzi '83 is in the U.S. Army. Todd Holstege '83 teaches psychologyand physical education part time at Grand Rapids (Mich.) Christian High School. Todd also coaches the freshmen footballteam and women's varsity track team.
'81 Klein is teaching second and
to seek alternativesto abortion.
Jeffrey Saunders '79 has a post-doctoral position
(Mass.) University. He is working on a master's of
fishery in Lesotho.
John Vassallo '82
Lori Kanitz '81 is an aide for the Portage Adult
Barbara Drake '79 is a technicalwriter at Monroe Systems for Business in Morris Plains,N.H. Barbara is working on software documentationfor Monroe's new System 2000 computer. Freda Teslik '79 Manzullo is on the board of directorsfor Northern Illinois Crisis Pregnancy Center, an organization which encourageswomen
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Mark Van Gessel '82 is in the Peace Corps in Southern Africa. Mark is working in fresh water
Education program in Kalamazoo, Mich.
third grade at Virginia Chance School in Louisville,
University of Chicago,
Judith DeWeerd '83 is a statistician at Standard & Poor's Compustat Services, Inc., in Denver, Colo. Gordon Forth '83 is attending Vanderbilt University, Owen School of Managementin New York. David Fraser '83 is teaching 6th and 7th grade science in an inner city middle school in Houston,
tered respiratory therapist at St. Joseph
Timothy Shaffer '82 will be working for the law firm of Vamum, Riddering, Schmidt and Hewlett
Cheryl Keil '83 Krehbiel is teaching 2nd grade at the University of Chicago LaboratorySchools in Chicago,
Barbara Davis, 79, M.S., Louisiana State University Jack Doorlag 71, D. Min., Fuller Theological Seminary, Aug., 1983 EleanorMulder '46 Dudley, M.A., English, Mississippi State University,.Aug., 1983 Michael Eldridge '81, M.A., music. Northern Illinois University, May, 1983 Julie Miller 74 Hakken, M.A., education. Grand Valley State College, Aug., 1983 Lora Hanson '82, M.Ed., educational psychology, Dec., 1983 Steven Hinkamp '81, M.A., health service administration,The University of Michigan, Apr., 1983 Howard Hirsch 75, M.B.A., Michigan State University, Sept., 1983 Susan Howell '80, M.A., Christian education, Princeton Theological Seminary,June, 1982 Meredith Hull '81, M.B.A., personnel,Michigan State University, Mar., 1983 Willie Jackson '69, M.Ed., Rutgar Graduate School,
1975 Randy Kleiman 78, J.D., T. M. Cooley Law School, May, 1983 James Martin 77, M.D., St. George's University School of Medicine, May, 1983 Kirk McMurray '81, M.B.A., The Universityof Michigan,April, 1983 Anne Allen '65 Alldritt Niday, M.S., education, Northern Illinois University, Aug., 1983 Audrey Prins '64 Rasmussen, J.D., George Mason University School of Law, May, 1983 Jonathan Rich 77, M.B.A, New York University, Oct., 1983 Michele White 75 Schaffer, M.A., education, Unri versity of Maryland, Aug., 1983 Maralyn Ferris '51 Slikkers,M.Ed., English,Western Michigan University Steven Smallegan '80, M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary,June, 1983 Katherine Moores 76 Telma, M.A., education, Michigan State University, June, 1983 Marinus Thoen 72, M.S.W., Wayne State University, May, 1983 Barbara Tommola 73, M.S., elementaryeducation, Russell Sage College, May, 1983 Kathryn VanDerEems'81, M.S., physical education, Purdue University Scot VanDerMeulen'81, B.S., The Universityof Michigan,Apr., 1983 Sherie Veramay 79, M.A., counselor education-student personnel. University of Alabama, May, 1983 Marianne Walck 78, Ph.D., geophysics, California Instituteof Technology,Nov., 1983 Jim Wildgen 76, M.B.A., MichiganState University, June, 1983
Jeanne Brink '83 Lindell works at Pine Rest Christian Hospital in Grand Rapids in the rehabilitativeservices.
Kimberly Lubbers '83 in
the in officeinterviewer
the admissions officeat Hope College.
Cynthia Mackinnon '83 is the assistantmanager at Lord & Taylor in Oak Brook, 111. John Masschelin '83 is a chemistfor Allied Corporation in Oakland, Calif. Molly Northouse '83 is a resident counselor with mentallyretarded adults in Philadelphia, Pa. Roberta Rietberg '83 is an organist and church life director at First Reformed Church of Storia, N.Y. Brian Schipper '83 is a graduate assistantat Michigan State University where he is studying for a
births David and Lori Sievert '81 Alexander, Kara Ann, Dec. 9,
'80 and Shelly Bartels,Candace Jov. Aug. 18, 1983 Theodore and Nancy Wallendal 72 Bassman, Jennifer Lynn, bom Feb. 17, 1983, adopted May 11, 1983 Britt '81 and Sallie Copenhaver '81 Bengston,Bruce Spencer, Aug. 31, 1982 Mark 77 and Mary Pyle 77 Bombara, Bethany Ruth, Aug. 4, 1983 Douglas70 and Claudia Bratt, Katherine Ruth, Mar. master's in business administration. 10, 1982 Jon Schwanz '83 is attending Life Chiropractic David and Ruth Pennington '67 Bright, Mathew College in Marietta, Ga. David, Jan. 9, 1983 Juith Spreng '83 is the make-up person in the Eric 73 and Mrs. Brown, Jennifer Lindsey, Aug. 29, classified advertising departmentof the Wall Street 1983 Journal living in Aurora,III. John 76 and Mrs. Brown, Maureen Louise, July 18, Paul Stevens '83 is in the Peace Corps in the 1981 and Andrew Swanson, Sept. 2, 1983 Cassius 71 and Margo Crandell 73 Bultman, Peter Phillippines. Baars, June 4, 1983 Sally Norgrove '83 Stevens works for Fidelity Harvey 75 and Mrs. Burkhour, Erin Hope, July 8, Texas in Dallas, Texas. 1980, and Joshua, Feb. 3, 1983 Ann Stone '83 is attending The University of Robert 75 and Susan Dirkse 77 Carlson,Jeffrey Michigan in Ann Arbor working on a master's Todd, Sept. 4, 1983 degree in business administration. James and Christine Huber 74 Carter, James Francis, Beth Hufford '83 Suginakaworks for Haworth in Jan. 27, 1979, and Jennifer Ruth, July 12, 1982 Holland, Mich. George 70 and Carol Distefano 72 Christian, James Renee Thorstad '83 is a manager trainee with Edwin, Nov. 11, 1982 Meijer, Inc., in Holland, Mich. Bob 77 and Rachelle Coleman, Jennifer K.. April 19, Jane VanderHaar '83 works in Washington, D.C., 1981 and Robert Ross, Mar. 15, 1983 for Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur of Ohio. Roger 73 and Terry Chockley 77 Crisman,Jennifer Mark Van Noord '83 is attending graduate school Marie, Dec. 22, 1983 at the University of Dayton, Ohio. Dennis 78 and Mary VandenBerg 77 Cupery, David John Weidenfeller '83 is attending dental school )ohn. May 5, 1983 David '68 and Joyce Bergman 72 DeVelder,Mikael in Cleveland, Ohio. Aaron, Oct. 9, 1983 Pamela Wright '83 is a staff assistantfor the Steven 75 and Mary Vlieger 75 DeYoung, Michael Director of Peace Corps in Washington, D.C. lames, Nov. 20, 1983 Jim Zandee '83 works for a CPA firm in Grand Charles and Karen McElban 78 Doades, Justin TimoRapids, Mich. thy, July 27, 1983 Wayne and Marilee Bartels 76 Dolislager, Megan Lynn, Oct. 11, 1982 Arden and Geraldine Tensen 75 Eadie, Norman Arend, June 4, 1978, Nicholas Arden, Sept. 2, 1980 Robert Beishuizen'70, M.A., public administration. and Andrew Thomas, Sept. 26, 1983 Bert and Madelene Miller 79 Edwards, Emily Lucille. Governors State University June 27, 1981 and Kyle Randolph,Oct. 26, 1983 Richard Bosch 79, Ph.D., organic chemistry. NorthKenneth Fell 74 and Rachel Hesselink77, Sarah western University, Sept., 1983 Hesselink Fell, Oct. 31. 1983 David Boundy '80, M.S., computer science.The UniChristian 73 and Ann Fenton, Colin Alec, Dec. 23, versity of Michigan Michael Bush '67, D.V.M., Michigan State Univer- 1983 Glenn and Jean Paul 74 Franklin,Liane and sity, Dec., 1972 Cynthia Dustin 74 Boyd, M.S.W., Rutgers Univer- lonathan, June 17, 1983 Steven and Mary Trustdorf 73 Goldner. Jessica sity, May, 1983 L. Lena Daniels '80, M.A., music, Cleveland Institute Lynn, Apr. 11, 1983 Carl 72 and Ann Gomes, Rebecca Lynn, Oct. 3, 1983 of Music, May, 1983 Glenn '67 and Joyce Gouwcns, Nathan William, Aug. Carl Daudt 79, M.S., geophysics, Purdue University, 31, 1983 Dec., 1983
NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, FEBRUARY 1984
Larry and Susan Hop 72 Gras. Tracy Lynn, Mar. 24.
1983 David '66 and Sharon Rigterink '67 Grissen, Anthony Lee, Nov. 13, 1983 Rick 74 and |uhe Miller 74 Hakken. Mary Allison. Apr. 14. 1981 and Rachel Lynn, Mar. 15. 1983 Bradley and Mary Ellen Atkinson'68 Hindson, Anna
Apr. 18, 1983 Steven 77 and Joellen Foster 77 Hoogerwerf,Lisa Kathryn, Aug. 16, 1983 Bill '68 and Mrs. Hoogstra, ]anna Lynette, Sept. 29, 1983 Andrew and Jane Vander Meulen 70 Hoover, Julie Beth, Dec. 31, 1982 John and CatherineJohnson 79 Howanstine,Grace Catherine, Nov. 17, 1983 Joseph and Lvnn David '80 Jeffery, Joseph Scott,May 2, 1983 Thomas 77 and Leslie Pett 77 Johnson, Justin Thomas, May 21, 1981 and Heather Nicole, Oct. 18, 1983 Ned 74 and Leah Katt 76 Junor, Scott Thomas, June 27, 1983 James 79 and Mrs. Kenyon, Holly Marie, Dec. 23, 1981 and Joseph William, May 16, 1983 John 76 and Marilyn Rathbun 79 Koedyker,Vance Gerard, Aug. 16, 1983 Richard 78 and Mary Ann Oilman '82 Krueger, Garrett John, Sept. 18, 1983 Edward and Susan Klaner 71 Madden. Eric Edward, July 11, 1983 Ronald '63 and Linda Kudile, Jeffrey Scott,Nov. 11, Claire,
Larry and Margaret Day 76 VerMerris, Michael Ryan, May 11, 1983 Keith '83 and Chi VonGlahn, Jennifer Anne, Jan. 7, 1983 Mark and Amv Ward 77 Webber. Andrew Douglas, July 5. 1983 Donald and Barbara Allen '80 Whaley, Donald Dean, Jr., Oct. 8, 1983 Al and Debbie Pirmann 75 Wharton, Albert James. Jr.. Dec. 14, 1982 David '82 and Mary Weener 79 Wierenga,Jennifer Marie, Dec. 4, 1983 Frank and Janice Wortelboer 73 Wierenga, Leslie Marie, Sept. 25. 1983 Stephen 71 and Martha Jenkins 71 Wing, Amelia Ruth, Feb. 19, 1983 Robert '57 and Penny Morse 72 Winter,Paul Garrett, May 22, 1983 Gene anil Mary Westenbroek '67 Zoerhof. Matthew Scott, born Apr. 15, 1982, adopted June 18, 1983 Richard 73 and Teresa Fuller 75 Zweering,Timothy Richard, Dec. 28, 1982
Beckman and Leanne Hayes '83, Oct. 1, 1983,
Dwayne Boyce 77 and Vida Fernandez,Dec.
17, 1983, Grosse He, Mich. Duane Cowall 76 and Sara Hoebeke 75, July 9, 1983, Dallas Texas Robert Davidson and Mary Van Loo '28, Oct. 8, 1983, Grand Rapids, Mich. David DeGraw and Elisabeth Thornton '81, Jan. 7, 1984, Centreville,Mich. James Drew '81 and Julie VerBeek '82, Aug. 13, 1983,
Mr. Bos was the founder of the Alvin D. Bos Vending Company.He is survived by his wife, Eunice Hyma '31 Bos; three sons, A. David, Thomas '61 and Philip 73; seven grandchildren; a brother, Gerald; and several niecesand nephews.
Russell Chambers '81 and Kathryn Ouelette, Sept.
has been received of the death of
Bahram Elami '82 and Nancy Johnson '83, Nov. 25, 1983, Saginaw,Mich. Michael Eldridge '81 and Christine Blough, Aug. 13, 1983, DeKalb, III. JefferyEllis '83 and Maria Pierce '86, Nov. 26, 1983, Holland, Mich.
Kenneth Gibbs '82 and Shari Witteveen,Nov. 19, 1983, Holland, Mich. Jaime Gonzales and Carol Patterson 78, Aug. 20, 1983, Rosemont, 111. David Grant and Mary Elden 70, July 16, 1983, Grand Rapids, Mich. James Gunnis and Janet Wertz 76, Nov. 12, 1983, Detroit, Mich. David Gus and Nancy Milne 74, June 6, 1981, Fort
Mark Herman and Margie Johnson 77, Oct.
Homkes and Carrie Walchenbach '81, Nov.
1983, Holland, Mich.
Tony Khaloui and Judy Lookenhouse 73, June 30, 1983, Alexandria, Va. Harvey Koedyke '82 and Karen Heikema '82, Sept. 3, 1983, Munster, Ind. William Lokker '82 and Elizabeth Mulder, Oct. 15, 1983, Holland, Mich. Philip Mobbs and Barbara Davis 79, Jan. 23, 1982, Houston,Texas Richard Nunes and Dixey VanderWerf 74, Oct. 8, 1983, Brookline, Mass. Glenn Pride 72 and Dianne Simmons, Feb. 26, 1983, Dalton, Ga. Thomas Park '83 and Jane Repke '83, Dec. 30, 1983, Cincinnati, Ohio Powell Quiring '82 and Lori VanDenOever'82, Nov. 26, 1983, Holland, Mich. Edwin Redder 74 and Jill Borgman, Sept. 19, 1982,
Richard and Kimberly VanDuyne 79 Skaff, Kaibgrine Margaret, Sept. 3, 1983 Palatine,111. Lawrence74 and Nancy Thompson 75 Smith, AliLoren Schrotenboer'80 and Marcia Robinson,Oct. son Rebecca, Nov. 5, 1983 21, 1983, Holland, Mich. David and Carolyn Gaugler â€™69 Spadafora, Andrew StephenSchultz and Joan Forsberg '81, July 1, 1983, Jeffrey, Jan. 1, 1982 Lakewood Colo. Mark '82 and Kathleen Kozelko'82 Spencer, Melissa RichardSharpe '80 and Donna Deckert, Sept. 17, Anne, Apr., 26, 1983 1983, Irvington, N.J. Tim and Sue Gebhart 79 Starkey, Jennifer Lynn, Frank Siefertand Gail Pennington'63, Jan. 9, 1983, Nov. 5, 1983 New York, N.Y. Gordon 77 and Karen Knudson 77 Sterling,Gordon Michael Smith and Ronna Lohman '82, Nov. 25, Kenneth, Sept. 14, 1981 and Sarah Kaitlyn, Oct. 21, 1983, Hamilton,Mich. 1983 James Stoops and Barbara Traas 71 Chandler, Oct. 8, Geoffrey76 and Anne Coyler 75 Stewart, Joanne 1983, Walworth, N.Y. and Brian, July 19, 1983 Michael VanHemert 77 and Stacy Fox, Sept. 20, Roger 73 and Margret Kleis 73 Straw, Jason Thom1983, Geneva, Switzerland as, Sept.,4, 1983 James Webster and Elaine Franco '69, Dec. 29, 1982, Kent 79 and Bonnie Overway '80 Suchecki, Ryan Lincoln, Neb. Kent, June 28, 1983 Steven Williams77 and Sue Rezelman '82, June 20, Richard 77 and Myra Koops 77 Thayer, Aaron 1981, Indianapolis,Ind. Campbell, Apr. 25, 1983 Kevin Worley '82 and Tamara Hughes, Oct. 8, 1982, James 73 and Amy Ticknor, Abigail Erin, June 8, Auburn, Ind. 1983 William 70 and JaniceThompson 71 VanAuken, Jason Richard, Jan. 10, 1983 Richard 73 and Debra Doom 75 VanderLind,Patricia Myranda, Sept. 24, 1983 David Bosch '58 died Feb. 2, 1984, in Holland, Jerry 75 and Patty VanderVeen, Lindsay Anne, Oct. 26, 1982 Mich. He taught English at Holland High School until Mark 71 and Bernice Renner 71 VanDort, Pamela Lynne, June 20, 1983 he joined his father and uncle in business at WestPaul and Mary Newhousc 74 VanSon, Megan Elinor, ern Machine Toolworks.He was an executive asJune 7, 1983 sistant for the firm at the-time of his death. Paul '67 and Carole Roden '68 Van'tHof, Sarah Mr. Bosch is survived by two brothers, Randall Grace, Nov. 28, 1982 '53 and Theodore '56; a sister. Marthena Stepehn 77 and Mrs. Van Wylen, Peter John, June 3, Fitzpatrick;his stepmother, Gladys Bosch; an un1983 cle; two aunts; nieces, nephews and cousins.
NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, FEBRUARY 1984
Leona Voss; four brothers, Norman
Charley, Hank and Peter and three grandchildren.
Elizabeth"Granny" Smitter died on Nov. 18, 1983 in Holland, Mich. She had worked for over 10 years as a checker for Saga Foods at Hope College. She is survived by two sons; a daughter; two brothers; two sisters; grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Elaine
'37 died on Nov. 15,
1983, in Holland, Mich. land Business College. She is survived by two sons, sister
John Heneveld'19 died on Dec. 23, 1983, in Sun City, Ariz., following a heart attack.
Jeanette Hoekstra Ver Meulen, Prep Class '14,
He received his medical degree from NorthwesternUniversity. He practiced medicine in Mus-
died Nov. 15, 1983, in Grand Rapids, Mich., fol-
son, Winston; a daughterAdeline Cronk; one
lowing a short illness.
She taught in Roseland,
Mrs. Ver Meulen
survived by her husband,
brother and one granddaughter.
Chester; two daughters, Lorraine Bisbee '45 and
Elmer Jekel '23 died on Nov. 27, 1983 in Grand
Nona Brace; and two sisters, Ruth Hoekstra'25 Vander Ven and Esther HoekstraHyink.
Rapids, Mich., of cancer.
Mr. Jekel graduatedfrom Davenport College. He. was the owner of Jekel Moving and Storage in Grand Rapids until 1970. He is survived by his wife, Alice, two sons, Robert and David; two sisters; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Clarence Klaasen '29 died Dec. 29, 1983, in Holland, Mich., following an apparent heart attack.
He had retiredin 1974 as chairman of the board service.He was a past
Planning Committee, Board of Education and Tulip
Time Board. He was a former directorof the United Fund, former president of Holland Chamber of Commerce and past treasurer of Holland Exchange Club. Mr. Klaasen is survived by his wife, Viola; two daughters, Jane Westerbeke '59 and Barbara Peterson '68; a sister; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Word was received of the death of CelesteTigelaar '55 Williams on Dec. 3, 1983 in North
Hollywood,Calif., from cancer. Mrs. Williams taught math at U.S. Grant High School in Van Nuys, Calif., for over fifteen years.
Edward Withers '13 died Jan. 27, home in Kensington, N.Y.
1984, at his
Dr. Wichers received a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Illinois. Among his awards were the Hillebrand award from Chemical Society of Washington and a gold metal from the Commerce Department for contributions to the science of precision analyticalchemistry.
He was a retiredassociatedirectorof the NationalBureau of Standards where he helped to organize the unified physics and chemistryatomic weights scale. Dr. Wichers is survived by his son Edward and
'36 died on Dec. 17, 1983, in
Holland, Mich., following an extendedillness.
While at Hope College, he excelledas an athlete Hudsonville (Mich.) High School and was a teacher, coach and athleticdirertorat Bellevue (Mich.) High
survived by his wife, Verta; one daughter,
in several sports. He taught for three years at
Collins,Colo. 1983, Kalamazoo,Mich. Bruce Hilton '80 and Kristine Heinlein, Dec.
George and Robert; six grandchildren; one and one stepsister.
'20 Giles in Albany, N.Y.
of Peoples State Bank of Holland after 43 years of
Joellyn Kieren; three sons, Calvin, Ross and Brad;
Mrs. Van Regenmorter also graduatedfrom Hol-
1983, Astoria, N.Y. Brian Bradley 78 and Rosalia Tocco, Aug. 27, 1983,
Dirk, Sept. 27, 1983' John and Carol Jones '81 Lawson, Rebekah Irene, July
Richey, Fla., following an apparent heart attack.
Dr. Heneveld is survived by his wife, Twyla; a
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Bill 75 and Barb Smalling73 Lawton,Kyle Robert, Mar. 30, 1983 Glenn 71 and Jane Voogd 75 Lowe, Jennifer Lauren, Sept. 29, 1983 David '68 and BarbaraFordham '69 Lubbers, Amy Elizabeth,Oct. 25, 1982 Bruce 75 and Lisa Pifer 76 Martin, LaraineElizabeth, Nov. 6, 1982 Dale '69 and Cathy Matthews, Abbie Joy, Apr. 4, 1983 Richard 73 and Glenda Tenclay 73 McKinley, Laraine Jeanne, born Mar. 5, 1980 and Daron James, born Oct. 25, 1981, adopted Sept. 23, 1983 Robert 77 and Sara Gaylord 78 Motzer, Katherine Louise, Nov. 13, 1983 Richard 77 and Chris White 76 Navarra, Katie,Nov. 25,1982 Ted 77 and Pam Newcomb, Chelsea Best, Nov. 6, 1983 Anthony 78 and Ann Miner 79 Nieuwkoop, Andrew Jon, Nov. 18, 1983 Jim 74 and Phyllis Hensler 75 O'Connell, James Mar. 16, 1981 and Christine E., Mar. 11, 1983 Alexander 79 and Nan Goetzke 79 Patterson, Alexander Scott,June 10, 1983 Bruce 74 and BarbaraNylander 74 Poetter, Brian Edmund, Nov. 21, 1982 Phil 77 and Teresa Reed, Katie Michelle, Sept. 8, 1981 and Molly Ann, Nov. 11, 1982 Jonathan Rich '77 and Lise Hager 77, Galen Bryce Hager-Rich, Aug. 9, 1983 James and Bonnie Black 73 Rumsey, Reagan Jaye, Dec. 11, 1982 Bart and Lynne Blair 76 Ruth, Geoffrey Thomas, Nov. 7, 1983 David 77 and Beth VanKIompenberg 79 Rynbrandt, Jane Ann, Sept. 5, 1983 Edward 77 and Jennifer Bartels 77 Schmidt,Jessica Leigh, Nov. 3, 1983 Marvin and Mary Zondervan 75 Schouten,Alexandra, Oct. 28, 1983 Kenneth '63 and Susan Hipwell 72 Sebens, Justin Alger, Feb. 21, 1981 and Scott Macdonald, Feb. 1,
Alvin Bos '31 died on Jan. 22, 1984 in New Port
kegon, Mich., until his retirement 25 years ago.
-1983 Martinus and Beverly Greer 70 Langeveld, Martinus
Ethyl Dykstra '16 Kleinheksel died on Jan. 10, 1984 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She had taught high school mathematicsin Mason, Mich., and Kingfisher, Okla. Mrs. Kleinheksel is survived by two daughters, Karel Jordan and Sara Jo Bolte; six grandchildren; nieces,nephews and cousins.
School for 31 years. Mr. Korstangeis survived by his wife, Fruena
Douwstra '37 Korstange; one son, Gordon; one daughter, Sally Voss; two grandchildren and one niece.
ElbertusKruiswyk '63 died on Nov. 16, 1983, in Grand Rapids, Mich., following a lingering illness. He received a master's degree in music at Western Michigan University. He taught choral and instrumental music in the Godfrey Lee School District. He organized and directed a school musical program each school year. With fellow members of Rosewood Reformed Church, he formed the "Singing Men", a choral group presenting concerts at area churches.
Mr. Kruiswyk is survived by his wife, Fran; a son, E. Scott; a daughter, Tara; his mother; and
Preston Luidens '34 died on Dec. 30, 1983, in Grand Rapids, Mich., following an extendedillness. He served with the U.S. Army in the South Pacific during World War II. He established the Luidens Wholesale Grocers in Holland in 1934. Mr. Luidens is survived by his wife, Virginia Kooiker'35 Luidens; one sister, Marian Shoemaker; two brothers, John '40 and Robert '42; several nieces and nephews.
Committee The people of an era â€” say, 1968 to 1975. The true children and inheritors of the Sbcties. The counterculture.Or at least not quite mainstream. A little or a lot to the Left Political.Active. Vocal. Expressive. Experimental. Yes, we too had our part in the ongoing saga of Hope College. We were once Hope College, or at least a large and significant part of it How many of us seem to be hungeringto touch that past again: to compare travel notes with old friends, to reflect anew and re-examine our relationshipto that time, who we were, where we were, who we are, where we're going. To that end, several of us have joined together to help create a special alumni reunion event for the people of that era. In conjunction with Hope College, we are therefore pleased to announce:
John Mulder '31 died on Jan. 3, 1984, in Sun Valley, Idaho, of an apparent heart attack.
He received his degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University. He worked for Eastman Kodak for 38 years, last as a vice president, and received numerous awards for his photographic work. Mr. Mulder is survived by his wife, Florence; a son, Jon; a daughter, Jean Beebe and four grandchildren.
Ernest Overbeek '44 died on Nov. 17, 1983, in Grand Rapids, Mich. He was an obstetricianand gynecologist in Grand Rapids for over 30 years. He had retiredfive years ago due to a heart ailment. He had been a member of the Kent County MedicalSociety, American Medical Association, American College of Surgeons and on the staff of ButterworthHospital. Dr. Overbeek received his medical degree from The University of Michigan.He served as a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Air Force during the Korean War.
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HOPE COLLEGE Critical Issues Symposium
RIGHTS THE UNITED STATES: CIVIL
THE STATE OF THE DREAM MARCH
will identify legal and legislative issues
in the context of
American Social Philosophy and
will identify central civil rights issues
Thursday Morning Focus Sessions: 10:30 - 11:45
II. The Other Side ofjustice: Race and the
Ramsey Clark William Cohen, AssociateProfessor of History Hope College
Future of Multi Racial/Anti Racist Programs C PoliticalAccess and Hispanic
Professor Janet Schofield,
. Race and
Market Solution or
Raul Yzaguirre, Directorof NationalCouncil of LaRaza
Christian Activism and Nonviolent Protest Professor James
initiativeand Private Sector
Universityof Pittsburgh V
Thursday Afternoon Focus Sessions: 2:30 - 3:45 PM
Dorothy Ragsdale, Inland Steel
The Rev. Vivian will focus on social action for Civil Rights: Organizations,Activities and Appeals
by a “Meet the Presenters”forum in Phelps Hall.
the Politcal System
in the United States today. The address will be followed
I. Voting Rights:Access to
Information Center, Active Civil Rights Leader and interpreter of the Civil Rights Movement in America and former member of Dr. Martin Luther King’s executive staff.
Lawyer, Teacher, and Writer
Former U.S. Attorney General (1967-1969)
DIMNENT CHAPEL Ms. Berry
MARY FRANCES BERRY Professorof History and Law and Senior Fellow for Study of Education Policy at Howard University; Member U.S. Civil Rights Commission
Johnathan Bradford, DirectorInner City Christian Federation
Local Issues: Civil Rights and Hope College Mr. Alan Smith, Attorney,Hope graduate
COLLEGE RELATIONS OFFICE, SECOND FLOOR, DEWITT CENTER, PHONE