Van Wylen Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Reception

Van Wylen Library is celebrating 25 years of service this year. A reception honoring the library will take place on Monday, April 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. on the first floor. All are invited to enjoy cake, coffee, and tea while checking out the library history display, which includes artifacts like the ground-breaking shovel, photos, […]

Hope Celebrates National Poetry Month

Hope is celebrating National Poetry Month with five special readings throughout the month of April. Kicking off the celebration is Jean Valentine, who will read Monday, April 1 at 4 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall. Dream Barker, Valentine’s first book, won the Yale Younger Poets Award. She has written eleven books of poetry […]

Celebrate Women’s History Month

“Migrant Mother” ( March is Women’s History Month, which pays tribute to the generations of women who have contributed invaluably to art, culture, politics, and social movements.  Women’s History Month originated as a week-long national celebration in March of 1981. In 1988, Congress requested that the President proclaim March as Women’s History Month. The government […]

Altered Book Art Exhibit on Display

Altered Book Art projects are currently on display on the first floor of Van Wylen Library until March 15. The exhibit features the work of Stephanie Milanowski’s Design II students. For this project, students must take old books and use them to make a variety of sculptures. Many look like books; however, some take on […]

Breaking Chains: Human Trafficking Awareness Week

Hope’s Women’s Studies Program, along with other departments and organizations across campus, is sponsoring a week (February 15-22) of special events and lectures to raise awareness about human trafficking across the globe. Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry, with an estimated 27 million people held in bondage right now according to modern-day abolitionist […]

VWS: Shane Book and Mat Johnson

The Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series welcomes poet Shane Book and novelist Mat Johnson on Thursday, February 7 at 7 pm in the Knickerbocker Theater. Shane Book “Ceiling of Sticks,” Book’s first collection of poems, focuses on the effect of global politics on the individual. He takes readers to places like Uganda, Ghana, Mali, Trinidad, […]

Dr. Tim Laman’s "Birds of Paradise"

Hope College alumnus Dr. Tim Laman (’83) is no stranger to the birds of paradise. These 39 species of birds are brightly colored, plumed, magnificent birds of New Guinea, Australia and nearby regions. Laman and ornithologist Dr. Edwin Scholes conducted 18 expeditions from 2004 to 2011 to photograph and film the birds. Their trip and project […]

Van Wylen to Host Exhibit and Lecture on Islam and Muslim Americans

Muslim Americans currently make up only .3 percent of the American population; however, according to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, the world’s Muslim population will grow by approximately 35 percent in the next 20 years. Many Americans find themselves unsure of Islam’s relationship to Christianity, Judaism and other religions. What are the differences […]

World Aids Day – December 1st

World AIDS Day is held on December 1 every year in order to unite people worldwide in the fight against HIV/AIDS by raising awareness, supporting those suffering from HIV/AIDS, and remembering those who have died from the disease. This year’s theme is “Working Together for an AIDS-Free Generation.” Nearly 1 million people are living with […]

Vespers This Weekend

Photo courtesy Hope PR Christmas Vespers, a Hope College tradition, is set to take place this Saturday and Sunday, December 1-2. The first Vespers was held on Sunday, December 7, 1941, the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. The event has grown since that first service, and now Hope’s College Chorus, Chapel Choir, Symphonette, and […]