Wilson Museum Presents “Susan King: Chronicles of a Southern Feminist”

Wilson Museum Presents “Susan King: Chronicles of a Southern Feminist”

The work of pioneering feminist artist Susan King is the subject of a new exhibition at Hollins University’s Eleanor D. Wilson Museum. “Susan King: Chronicles of a Southern Feminist” is on display January 4 – April 8.

Hollins to Launch Creative Writing Major in 2018-19

Hollins to Launch Creative Writing Major in 2018-19

Hollins’ Jackson Center for Creative Writing, which offers both a concentration and a minor in creative writing in addition to a Master of Fine Arts degree in the field, is introducing an undergraduate major in creative writing, beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.

Juniors Awarded Prestigious Gilman International Scholarship

Jasmine Carter ’19 and Alexus Smith ’19 have been named winners of the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which will enable them to study abroad this spring.

From Campus to the Persian Gulf to Cuba, a Hollins Junior Earns a Worldly Education

From Campus to the Persian Gulf to Cuba, a Hollins Junior Earns a Worldly Education

Hanna Strauss ’19 has embraced the notion of “global citizen” in a way few other college students have experienced. 

Willi Named Interim Athletic Director

Willi Named Interim Athletic Director

Jean Willi, who served in a variety of roles in the athletic department at Bridgewater College, has been appointed interim director of athletics at Hollins.

Noted Author, Academic Is New Director of Children’s Lit Grad Programs

Noted Author, Academic Is New Director of Children’s Lit Grad Programs

Lisa Rowe Fraustino, a critically acclaimed and award-winning author of young adult and children’s books, has been named director of the graduate programs in children’s literature at Hollins. She succeeds Amanda Cockrell, who has led the program since 1992 and is retiring from the position in August 2018.

Hollins Alumna Earns Society for Neuroscience’s Premier Prize

Hollins Alumna Earns Society for Neuroscience’s Premier Prize

Mary Elizabeth “Mary Beth” Hatten ’71 has received the 2017 Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience, the highest recognition conferred by the Society for Neuroscience.

Hollins, Carilion Clinic, Turn the Page Partner to Promote Early Literacy

Thanks to a partnership between Hollins, Carilion Clinic, and the Roanoke-based nonprofit Turn the Page, every child born at Carilion during the next year will receive a copy of the newly republished Margaret Wise Brown book, “Four Fur Feet.” Hollins President Pareena Lawrence and Carilion President and CEO Nancy Agee celebrated with a special reading at Carilion Children’s on Thanksgiving Day.

Hollins Senior Finds Her Calling During Peruvian Disaster

Hollins Senior Finds Her Calling During Peruvian Disaster

Business and economics major Meagan Rioux ’18 plans to pursue a career organizing humanitarian aid and relief after witnessing first-hand and responding to the devastation in Peru earlier this year.

Hollins, Sweet Briar Alums Help Send Middle Schoolers to Book Festival

Hollins, Sweet Briar Alums Help Send Middle Schoolers to Book Festival

Caity Gladstone, a graduate of Sweet Briar College who is now pursuing an M.F.A. in children’s literature at Hollins, was supported by alumnae from both her alma maters in her efforts to take her eighth grade students to this year’s Virginia Children’s Book Festival.

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