Hollins Hosts An Evening With U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, Feb. 10

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.

Wilson Museum Showcases Photography of Professor Emeritus Robert Sulkin

Wilson Museum Showcases Photography of Professor Emeritus Robert Sulkin

Robert Sulkin: Photographs 1973-2019, which is on display January 16 – March 29, is a retrospective exhibition highlighting the work of the award-winning photographer who joined the Hollins faculty in 1980 and retired at the end of the 2018-19 academic year.

Hollins Is Awarded Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence for 2020-21

Hollins Is Awarded Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence for 2020-21

Hollins and Virginia Tech anticipate that the Scholar-in-Residence will provide an international point of view, especially in the field of infectious disease, to the new undergraduate public health programs launched at both universities this academic year.

“I Want All Girls To Play Chess”: International Master Tien Nguyen ’22 Seeks Gender Parity In The Game She Loves

“I Want All Girls To Play Chess”:  International Master Tien Nguyen ’22 Seeks Gender Parity In The Game She Loves

The United States Chess Federation (USCF) has awarded Nguyen the lifetime title of Candidate Master and has recognized her among the top five percent of all USCF tournament chess players. Still, her greatest satisfaction comes from serving as a role model for girls and women in the game.

Three Juniors Receive Celebrated Gilman Scholarship for International Study

Three Juniors Receive Celebrated Gilman Scholarship for International Study

Each will receive a $4,500 scholarship. Two of the students will spend Spring Term 2020 in Italy, while the third will be studying in Spain this spring.

Creative Writing Professor Captures Dzanc Prize for Fiction

Creative Writing Professor Captures Dzanc Prize for Fiction

Associate Professor of Creative Writing Jessie van Eerden is the 2019 winner of an award that recognizes daring, original, and innovative writing. She was honored for her third novel, “Call It Horses,” which was selected from a pool of hundreds of manuscripts.

Hollins Once Again Boasts Two Award-Winning Delegations at Model UN

Hollins Once Again Boasts Two Award-Winning Delegations at Model UN

Four students were recognized at the American Model United Nations International Collegiate Conference, held November 23-26 in Chicago. The conference draws over 900 participants each year. 

Inspired by Mom and Supported by the Cooke Foundation, Summer Allison ’23 Begins Her Hollins Adventure

Inspired by Mom and Supported by the Cooke Foundation, Summer Allison ’23 Begins Her Hollins Adventure

The personal journey that ultimately brought Allison to Hollins would not have been possible without the mother who “invested the idea in me that education is by far the most important thing to achieve,” and the organization established by businessman Jack Kent Cooke that is devoting millions of dollars “to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need.”

Large Student Delegation Heads to Chicago for Model UN

Large Student Delegation Heads to Chicago for Model UN

Seventeen Hollins students, almost twice the average delegation, will travel to Chicago to take part in the 30th Annual American Model United Nations (AMUN) International Collegiate Conference, November 23 – 26.

Submission Deadline for 2020 Margaret Wise Brown Prize is January 15

Submission Deadline for 2020 Margaret Wise Brown Prize is January 15

Presented annually, the Margaret Wise Brown Prize recognizes the author of the best text for a picture book published during the previous year. The award is a tribute to one of Hollins University’s best-known alumnae and one of America’s most beloved children’s authors.

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