The Cyborg Changeth: One Dude’s Response To One Part Of CIS

Editor’s note: This post by Patrick Morgan is in regards to the recent Critical Issues Symposium held at Hope College. Contact Patrick at We – the privileged fraction of humanity with enough access to the very basic things (like food, water, and shelter) to allow us both leisure and capital – often take the structures and […]

Visiting Writers Series

The Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series of Hope College begins this year with two Hope grads. Katherine Bode-Lang is the author of The Reformation, a recent winner of the 2014 American Review/Honickman First Book Prize. Laura Donnelly published her first book of poetry in 2013, entitled Watershed, which won the 2013 Cider Press Review Editors […]

Attention First-year students and Seniors!

If you’re a first-year student or a senior, we need your help! The 2014 HEDS Research Methods Survey is currently underway and we need you to participate. This survey will help to improve research methods, help us assist you more effectively, and will update FYS functions. The survey is open March 20-April 24 and only takes […]

Presidential Colloquium with Professor H Russel Botman

At 4pm on Monday, March 3 in Winants Auditorium, Graves Hall, join speaker Russel Botman as he presents his Presidential Colloquium Address entitled “Stellenbosch University’s HOPE Project: A Vision for Academic Renewal”. In addition, on Tuesday, March 4, Botman will present his keynote address “Mandela’s Children: Shaping a University” at 4pm in Dimnent Chapel. The […]

Random Acts of Kindness Week

Did you know February 10-16 is Random Acts of Kindness week? Here at Van Wylen we love to celebrate random acts of kindness. Right now on the first floor of the library you can write down your ideas about how to spread kindness to friends, family, and strangers. One person wrote “Tell someone they are beautiful” […]

VWS Presents: Ismet Prcic & Benjamin Busch

The Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series continues on Thursday, January 30 with authors Benjamin Busch and Ismet Prcic. The authors will be available in Fried-Hemenway Auditorium, Martha Miller Center for a Q&A session at 3:30pm. A reading will take place in Winants Auditorium, Graves Hall at 7:00pm. To learn more about the authors and the Visiting […]

Civil Rights Week

The 2014 Civil Rights Week is underway at Hope. Events sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Education will be happening throughout the week. On Tuesday, January 21 at 7pm in Dimnent Memorial Chapel, Dr. Gwendolyn E. Boyd, president-elect of Alabama State University, will be giving a keynote speech entitled “The Heart of an Activist: Grow Local, […]

Presidential Colloquium

Wednesday, September 25th, marks the date of the Presidential Colloquium, a semiannual lecture series at Hope College where the community is invited to listen to several prestigious scholars speak on the topics of leadership, academy, and global civic engagement. At 4 pm, in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall, lectures, panel responses drawn from the Hope […]

Conversations About Student Research

On July 25th, the Van Wylen research and instruction librarians hosted a meeting of the West Michigan Information Literacy Group.  This is a group of teaching librarians who meet regularly to exchange “best practices” and to share ideas on how to better help students navigate the world of information. As usual when you get librarians together, stimulating conversation was shared by […]