Articles By: Jeff Hodges

Carrie Brown Named Finalist for the Library of Virginia’s 2014 Fiction Award

Carrie Brown Named Finalist for the Library of Virginia’s 2014 Fiction Award

0 June 30, 2014 1:00 pm

Hollins’ Distinguished Visiting Professor of Creative Writing has won the Emyl Jenkins Sexton Literary Award for Fiction twice previously, in 2001 and 2005.

School Teachers Become Students at Hollins Science Institute

0 June 24, 2014 9:53 am

Roanoke’s News 7 featured a story on the seventh Hollins Elementary Science Institute for Teachers, which welcomes area educators to campus to enhance their skills and knowledge.

Professor’s Study Suggests Background TV Harms Toddlers’ Language Development

Professor’s Study Suggests Background TV Harms Toddlers’ Language Development

1 June 19, 2014 9:45 am

Assistant Professor of Psychology Tiffany Pempek and two other researchers recommend that parents play with their children without the distraction of adult-directed TV content.

Parents: Turn That TV Off

0 June 17, 2014 4:19 pm

Assistant Professor of Psychology Tiffany Pempek is the co-author of a new study suggesting that the presence of background television can have a negative impact on toddlers’ language development. Coverage of the study appeared in The Washington Post and the Winnipeg Free Press and on,,,,,, and other websites.

Want to Improve Your Leadership? Don’t Fear Failure

0 June 16, 2014 1:57 pm

Abrina Schnurman-Crook, executive director of Hollins’ Batten Leadership Institute, talked with The Roanoke Times about the institute’s approach to leadership training.

Show Offers New Experience for Hollins Stable Manager’s Horse

0 June 16, 2014 1:52 pm

As part of its coverage of the Roanoke Valley Horse Show, The Roanoke Times featured an article on Hollins stable manager Elise Roschen, whose horse is participating in the competition.

Perform Roanoke: International Dance Gathering

0 June 2, 2014 4:41 pm

Jeffery Bullock, chair of the Hollins dance department and director of the MFA program in dance, appeared on WSLS-TV 10′s Daytime Blue Ridge to talk about Perform Roanoke, a month-long series of dance performances, lectures, and artist talks taking place June 11 – July 10.

Hollins Alumna Susan Cofer Featured in Wilson Museum’s “Draw Near” Exhibit

0 May 30, 2014 11:19 am

A retrospective of the 30-plus-year career of Susan Cofer ’64 is on display at Hollins’ Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, and The Roanoke Times published this profile of the artist and her work.

Sights and Sounds: Hollins University’s 172nd Commencement Exercises

0 May 29, 2014 2:55 pm

Hollins University celebrated the class of 2014 during its 172nd Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 25. Ellen Goldsmith-Vein ’84, owner and CEO of the talent management agency The Gotham Group and widely considered to be one of the most powerful women in Hollywood, was this year’s guest speaker.

Co-ed or Not? Women’s Colleges Pondering Path to Survival

0 May 26, 2014 11:29 am

Hollins President Nancy Gray was interviewed as part of an in-depth look at the future of women’s colleges by the journal Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.