Fourteen artists and arts advocates are among the nominees for the 2016 Perry F. Kendig Arts and Culture Awards. Co-sponsored by Hollins and Roanoke College, the Kendig Awards program recognizes exemplary individuals, businesses, and organizations in the Roanoke Valley that support excellence in the arts.
Professor of Political Science Ed Lynch is often tasked with explaining what the politicians are up to in an election year more confusing than most. Now, WSLS-TV 10, the NBC affiliate for Roanoke and southwestern Virginia, has assigned Lynch the job of official political analyst for its news broadcasts.
Dawn Wells, best known as “Mary Ann” on the classic ‘60s sitcom Gilligan’s Island, will be one of the featured performers at the first-ever Starcropolis, an evening of live theatre on Mill Mountain beneath the Roanoke Star. The event, co-sponsored by Hollins, takes place Sunday, September 4.
The winner of the inaugural Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature was honored with a medal ceremony during the 2016 Francelia Butler Conference on July 23.
A Roanoke Times editorial praises the Hollins Festival of New Works as a showcase for up-and-coming writers from the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins.
Stella Thayer ’62, president and treasurer of the Tampa Bay Downs thoroughbred racing facility, has been named one of the most influential women in Tampa Bay sports.
USA TODAY COLLEGE reports that the education technology company College Factual has placed Hollins University among the top ten colleges in Virginia.
Hollins University’s financial health has earned an “A” rating from Forbes magazine.
Hollins is one 24 colleges and universities taking part in Virginia Private College Week, July 25-30. Special sessions for prospective students and families will emphasize the quality and affordability of private higher education.
Hollins University, the City of Roanoke, Mill Mountain Theatre, and Roanoke Public Libraries are joining forces this Labor Day Weekend to present the first-ever Starcropolis, an evening of live theatre beneath the Roanoke Star.