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Campus Scene A Greater Hope Building T he college’s A Greater Hope comprehensive campaign has made a lasting difference college-wide, from providing additional scholarship aid for students; to enhancing multiple academic and co-curricular programs; to providing major annual support through the college’s Hope Fund. While much of the impact has been behind the scenes, its breadth and depth is embodied visibly by another far-reaching and lasting component of A Greater Hope: additions to the campus itself that span Hope from east to west. Many are already manifest: the Boeve Baseball Stadium and Wolters Softball Stadium; the Van Andel Soccer Stadium; the VandePoel-Heeringa Stadium Courts; and the Haworth Engineering Center. Others, though, herald the shape of Hope to come. It’s a future that’s becoming increasingly apparent, and is only months away, as work forges ahead on the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts and the Kruizenga Art Museum, each scheduled to open during the 2015-16 Hope school year. Completion of the highly anticipated buildings will enable the college to start work on another eagerly awaited addition to campus: the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center. They are future landmarks all. They are remarkable as literal additions to the landscape of Hope, but are especially noteworthy for the way in which they will enrich student learning and enhance campus and community life for decades hence. Anticipation grows as the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts and the Kruizenga Art Museum take shape, with the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center on deck. Follow The Progress Live webcams provide the opportunity to check in on the progress being made on the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts (hope. edu/millercenter) and the Kruizenga Art Museum (hope.edu/kruizenga-art-museum) 24 hours a day, from anyplace in the world. More detailed information about each of the three buildings is available online, as is information about the entire A Greater Hope comprehensive campaign. The college continues to seek support for all three projects, with fund-raising a particular priority for the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center. campaign.hope.edu Kruizenga Art Museum The Kruizenga Art Museum has been developed with an emphasis on engaging faculty and students from many academic disciplines in the study and interpretation of art, and is envisioned as an educational resource not only for the college but for West Michigan. Features include two galleries: one, totaling 1,513 square feet, that will display ceramics, prints and other works from the college’s Permanent Collection in semi-fixed displays; and another, totaling 1,980 square feet, that will showcase special collections including traveling exhibitions, in two to four shows annually. The building will also include curatorial space and storage space for the Permanent Collection, and a small classroom for the study of artwork. The museum will complement the De Pree Art Center, which will also continue to host exhibitions in addition to housing the offices and faculty and student studios of the department of art. The design of the building, by architect Matt VanderBorgh ’84 of The Hague, The Netherlands, who is director of C Concept Design, is itself distinctive, reminiscent of an artist’s palette. An integral part of the space, the surrounding grounds will include a sculpture garden. 6 News News From From Hope Hope College College

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Anticipation grows as the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts and the Kruizenga Art Museum take shape, with the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center on deck.

The college’s A Greater Hope comprehensive campaign has made a lasting difference college-wide, from providing additional scholarship aid for students; to enhancing multiple academic and co-curricular programs; to providing major annual support through the college’s Hope Fund.

While much of the impact has been behind the scenes, its breadth and depth is embodied visibly by another far-reaching and lasting component of A Greater Hope: additions to the campus itself that span Hope from east to west.

Many are already manifest: the Boeve Baseball Stadium and Wolters Softball Stadium; the Van Andel Soccer Stadium; the VandePoel- Heeringa Stadium Courts; and the Haworth Engineering Center. Others, though, herald the shape of Hope to come.

It’s a future that’s becoming increasingly apparent, and is only mont hs away, as work forges ahead on the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts and the Kruizenga Art Museum, each scheduled to open during the 2015-16 school year. Completion of the highly anticipated buildings will enable the college to start work on another eagerly awaited addition to campus: the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center.

They are future landmarks all. They are remarkable as literal additions to the landscape of Hope, but are especially noteworthy for the way in which they will enrich student learning and enhance campus and community life for decades hence.

Follow The Progress
Live webcams provide the opportunity to check in on t he progress being made on the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts (hope.edu/millercenter) and the Kruizenga Art Museum (hope.edu/kruizenga-art-museum) 24 hours a day, from anyplace in the world.

More detailed information about each of the three buildings is available online, as is information about the entire A Greater Hope comprehensive campaign. T he college continues to seek support for all three projects, with fund-raising a particular priority for the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center. campaign.hope.edu

Kruizenga Art Museum
The Kruizenga Art Museum has been developed with an emphasis on engaging faculty and students from many academic disciplines in the study and interpretation of art, and is envisioned as an educational resource not only for the college but for West Michigan.

Features include two galleries: one, totaling 1,513 square feet, that will display ceramics, prints and other works from the college’s Permanent Collection in semi-fixed displays; and another, totaling 1,980 square feet, that will showcase special collections including traveling exhibitions, in two to four shows annually. The building will also include curatorial space and storage space for the Permanent Collection, and a small classroom for the study of artwork. The museum will complement the De Pree Art Center, which will also continue to host exhibitions in addition to housing the offices and faculty and student studios of the department of art.

The design of the building, by architect Matt VanderBorgh ’84 of The Hague, The Netherlands, who is director of C Concept Design, is itself distinctive, reminiscent of an artist’s palette. An integral part of the space, the surrounding grounds will include a sculpture garden.

Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts
Located adjacent to downtown, the towering, 64,000-square-foot Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is a dramatic addition not only to campus but to the landscape of Holland.

It will play an important role in both music performance and music education at Hope, in addition to serving as a venue for performances and other activities by community organizations, including as a resource for area music teachers and area schools for conferences, competitions and recitals.

The main 800-seat concert hall, an acoustically superior space that will be unique in the region in housing an embedded concert organ, is the building’s most dominant feature, but it is literally and figuratively being surrounded by other elements that will be equally transformative. Additional notable components of the building include a smaller, 125-seat recital hall for more intimate performances; dedicated rehearsal space for the college’s several choral and instrumental ensembles; 17 individual practice rooms; an updated piano lab; a computer lab; a percussion studio; a recording studio; two general-use classrooms; and 24 faculty teaching studios and offices.

Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center
The 42,000-square-foot Jim and Mart ie Bultman Student Center will be a multi-purpose gathering and meeting space at the heart of campus.

The building will be located on the site currently occupied by Nykerk Hall of Music, so construction can’t begin until after the Department of Music moves into the new music center. The student center is being de signed to make the most of its picturesque location, arguably the most beautiful and certainly the most historic part of campus, with a two-level, west-facing “family room” lounge area looking out across the Pine Grove and environs.

A large, multi-purpose room with links to an adjacent patio will provide space for a variety of program possibilities. A theatre will host activities such as the long-running student film series, speakers, or Nykerk practices. A small prayer chapel will provide a place to worship and reflect on God. Multiple student organizations will have offices and shared space for working on projects. The building will also have a state-of-the-art food and coffee area. In addition, the main east-west hallway, dubbed “Route 66,” will connect the center to the adjacent DeWitt Center.

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