President Hinton Joins in Dialogue With Michelle Alexander, Bestselling Author Of “The New Jim Crow”
As part of Hollins’ Distinguished Speaker Series, Alexander had a virtual sit-down with Hinton to discuss the 10th-anniversary edition of her book as well as a host of other issues including racial unrest in the U.S. and social activism both on and off-campus. “We’re grateful to have these timely and robust conversations,” said Hinton.
“Prelude to C3: A Virtual Conference” Connects Students With the Green And Gold Network
Mindful of COVID-19 protocols, Hollins alumnae/i this fall are employing a different way of conveying the lifelong power of a liberal arts education to current students by taking the annual Career Connection Conference (C3) online, September 28 – October 3.
Hollins, Roanoke College Welcome Nominations for the 2020 Perry F. Kendig Awards
The deadline for nominations is September 1. Since 1985, the honors have showcased the quality and diversity of arts and culture in the greater Roanoke region.
“A Heartbreaking Decision”: Hollins Postpones 178th Commencement Exercises
The announcement was made as a result of the stay-at-home order issued this week by Va, Governor Ralph Northam, which prohibits public gatherings of more than 10 people. The order is in effect until June 10.
Hollins Theatre Presents Natasha Trethewey’s Acclaimed “Native Guard,” March 8
Broadway and television actress January LaVoy, nationally renowned African American theatre maker Dominic Taylor, and Roanoke jazz/blues vocalist Shawn Spencer star in this evening of poetry and theatricality highlighted by stunning visuals and and live music. A conversation with Trethewey, who earned her M.A. from Hollins in 1991 and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for “Native Guard,” will immediately follow the performance.
Hollins Hosts An Evening With U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, Feb. 10
Harjo is the first Native American to hold the title. Her acclaimed work includes her 2012 memoir, “Crazy Brave,” which was the common reading for Hollins’ 2019-20 entering first-year class.
Hollins Theatre Presents Revival of “Goodnight Moon: The Magical Musical,” Oct. 19-26
“We are working to make this delightful show a great tradition here in Roanoke and a wonderful gift from Hollins to the community,” says Ernie Zulia, director of the Hollins Theatre Institute.
Hollins, Roanoke College Announce Perry F. Kendig Award Winners for 2019
The program recognizes exemplary individuals, businesses, and organizations in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Region (counties of Roanoke, Botetourt, and Franklin, the cities of Roanoke and Salem, and the town of Vinton) that support excellence in the arts.
177th Commencement Honors the Class of 2019, May 26
Shireen K. Lewis, executive director of EduSeed, which promotes education in historically disadvantaged and underserved communities, and founder of EduSeed’s SisterMentors program, which supports learning among women and girls of color, will be the guest speaker.
62nd Annual Science Seminar Celebrates Student Research
Twenty-seven research projects representing the work of 30 Hollins science and mathematics students were showcased during the university’s 62nd Annual Science Seminar on April 25.
Students from the departments of biology, chemistry, environmental studies, physics, and psychology took part in this year’s poster session, which was held for the first time on the newly renovated second floor of the Dana Science Building.…
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