LeeRay Costa, who teaches gender and women’s studies and anthropology at Hollins, says she is “eager to understand Cuban perspectives on women’s and LGBT rights, race relations, environmental sustainability, and food justice.”
The January 27 event is intended to promote discussions in and among local college communities about equal rights and the need to continue to build “the beloved community” espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In recognition of King’s life and work, members of the campus community will present poems, songs, and original works and then engage in volunteer activities with several Roanoke Valley non-profit organizations.
A 1975 graduate of Hollins, Rev. Dr. Cynthia Hale is founding and senior pastor of Georgia’s Ray of Hope Christian Church and has been hailed for her leadership, integrity, and compassion.
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“The festival is the major showcase for our plans, hopes, and dreams to make Roanoke and Hollins a major national force in the development of new work for the American stage,” says Ernie Zulia, director of the Hollins Theatre Institute.
A standout student-athlete at Bridgewater College, Katherine Lawson was an assistant volleyball coach for Roanoke County’s Hidden Valley High School during its two consecutive final four appearances in the state tournament.
Putting together navigation plans, learning more about the Roanoke Valley, touring with a children’s theatre production, producing comic books and graphic novels, researching the history of Hollins University, and even identifying and avoiding BS are some of the distinctive course offerings engaging Hollins students during the school’s January 2015 Short Term session.
Eight students from Hollins and six from Roanoke represented Tunisia and Gabon, respectively, at the American Model United Nations Conference in Chicago.
Hollins University has received a $7,000 donation from the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation to be used for the emergency needs of students. The contribution was provided through the NADA Foundation’s Joseph J. Sanchez Memorial Fund.