Hope’s Winter Happening to feature seminars, basketball and luncheon

Photographic artistry showing abandoned industry within natural vistas, mathematics and the Arab spring, prayer in Shakespeare, research on the nanoscale, seeing and mobile phones, and student entrepreneurship will all be featured during the annual Hope College Winter Happening on Saturday, Jan. 28.
Jan 25, 2012


Winter Happening will feature multiple seminars in two blocks in the morning, a luncheon with musical entertainment and a home men’s basketball game with Alma College. Open to the general public, the event is sponsored by the college’s office of public and community relations.

The morning will feature six seminars: three at 9:30 a.m. and three at 11 a.m. The 9:30 a.m. seminars are “Entrepreneurial Leaders and Student Start-up Companies at Hope,” “Shakespeare’s Prayers” and “Helping People to See Better with Mobile Phones.” The 11 a.m. seminars are “Reading and Writing on the Nanoscale: Imaging and Manipulating Nanoparticles, Molecules and Atoms,” “The Gardens of Post-Industrial Michigan,” and “Bicycles, Volleyballs and the Arab Spring: Insights from Mathematical Modeling with Undergraduates.”

The luncheon will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Haworth Inn and Conference Center ballroom, and costs $12 per person. Highlights will include the presentation of a Meritorious Service Award and musical entertainment. Reservations for the luncheon are required.

The men’s basketball team will host Alma College at 3 p.m. at the DeVos Fieldhouse. Tickets are $6, and a limited number of general admission tickets will be available for persons attending other Winter Happening events.

In addition to being required for the luncheon, advance registration is recommended for the seminars. Additional information may be obtained by calling the college’s office of public and community relations at 616-395-7860 or online at www.hope.edu/pr/12WinterHappening.html.

Registration during the morning of the event will be from 9-11 a.m. at the Haworth Inn and Conference Center in Holland.


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