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Hope College December 2012 : Page 12

Campus Scene From to T he Hope campus has very much been a work in progress across the fall semester, with projects from east to west concluding, Finish continuing and beginning, each focused on providing students with the best possible space in which to live, learn and grow. RESIDENCE HALL: The townhouse-style apartments of the Tom and Ryan Cook Village have taken shape quick-ly as the construction crews have hurried to enclose the buildings so that interior work can FOOTBALL: President James Bultman ’63 and Holland Mayor Kurt Dykstra offer remarks during a brief ceremony during the college’s home game on Saturday, Sept. 22, commemorating the installation of artificial turf at Holland Municipal Stadium and the planned sale of the stadium to the college. Even as it becomes a part of the campus the stadium remains a community resource, continuing to serve, for example, as home field for Holland High School as well as for the Flying Dutchmen. Start 12 News News From From Hope Hope College College

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The Hope campus has very much been a work in progress across the fall semester, with projects from east to west concluding, continuing and beginning, each focused on providing students with the best possible space in which to live, learn and grow.<br /> <br /> FOOTBALL:<br /> President James Bultman ’63 and Holland Mayor Kurt Dykstra offer remarks during a brief ceremony during the college’s home game on Saturday, Sept. 22, commemorating the installation of artificial turf at Holland Municipal Stadium and the planned sale of the stadium to the college. Even as it becomes a part of the campus the stadium remains a community resource, continuing to serve, for example, as home field for Holland High School as well as for the Flying Dutchmen.<br /> <br /> RESIDENCE HALL:<br /> The townhouse-style apartments of the Tom and Ryan Cook Village have taken shape quickly as the construction crews have hurried to enclose the buildings so that interior work can continue across the winter. Located on Lincoln Avenue between 11th and 12th streets, the four apartments, which will serve 60 students, are scheduled to be ready next fall.<br /> <br /> TENNIS CENTER:<br /> The dedication of the new 12-court, outdoor VandePoel-Heeringa Stadium Courts at Hope College on Saturday, Sept. 22, included a variety of activities to celebrate completion of the Etheridge Tennis Complex and the tennis facility’s role as a resource for campus and community alike. Participants in the events included former touring tennis professional Todd Martin, who played in an exhibition game and took time to speak with—and sign autographs for—fans of all ages. Used this past summer for the college’s Tennis Academy for area youth, the courts will go to work this spring as the new home of Hope men’s and women’s tennis.<br /> <br /> ENGINEERING:<br /> A celebration on Friday, Oct. 12, scheduled in conjunction with Homecoming Weekend, made official the start of construction on the 9,000-square-foot, three-level Haworth Engineering Center, which is being added at the northwest corner of VanderWerf Hall. Work had actually started a few weeks earlier, reflecting the college’s commitment to have the space ready in time for the start of classes in the fall of 2013. With some 170 students enrolled in engineering courses each semester and the program one of the top majors indicated by prospective students, the center will be an active place. (Participants in the groundbreaking help give the Haworth Engineering Center a ceremonial start. From left to right are: Dr. John Krupczak Jr., professor of engineering and chairperson of the department; junior engineering major Lauren Aprill of Cedar, Mich.; Richard Haworth, who is chairman emeritus of Haworth Inc.; President James Bultman ’63; Holland Mayor Kurt Dykstra; and Dr. R. Richard Ray Jr., provost and professor of kinesiology.)

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