Articles By: Jeff Hodges

Spotlight on Student-Penned Plays During Roanoke Theater Festivals

0 January 17, 2014 2:45 pm

The Roanoke Times reports,”The public will get to see two plays written by Hollins University students and produced at Mill Mountain Theatre: Meredith Dayna Levy’s drama ‘Decision Height’ and Wendy Marie Martin’s comedy ‘Ben & Rita.’”

Memorial Service for Louis D. Rubin, Jr.

0 January 13, 2014 3:30 pm

Hollins paid tribute to the late Louis D. Rubin, Jr., founder of the university’s graduate program in creative writing and mentor to some of the nation’s best writers, with a memorial service on January 11, 2014.

Pianist Alexander Schimpf Headlines All-Steinway, Founder’s Day Celebrations

Pianist Alexander Schimpf Headlines All-Steinway, Founder’s Day Celebrations

0 January 13, 2014 3:15 pm

In 2011, Schimpf became the first German pianist to win the Cleveland International Piano Competition. He has performed at important music centers throughout the world.

‘Home Sweet Home’: Hollins University Art Show Explores Meaning of Home

0 January 3, 2014 5:19 pm

According to The Roanoke Times, the exhibition at the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum “feel[s] like a homecoming to those familiar with the Southwest Virginia art scene.”

Louis D. Rubin, Jr.’s Life and Legacy Are Honored

Louis D. Rubin, Jr.’s Life and Legacy Are Honored

2 December 20, 2013 2:15 pm

Rubin, who passed away in November, founded the graduate program in creative writing at Hollins and helped establish the program’s national reputation.

Hollins Launches Nation’s First Graduate Degree in Children’s Book Writing and Illustrating

Hollins Launches Nation’s First Graduate Degree in Children’s Book Writing and Illustrating

0 December 13, 2013 1:20 pm

The Master of Fine Arts program begins next summer and will complement the university’s existing Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees in the study and writing of children’s and young adult literature.
(Image above by Ashley Wolff, faculty member)

Freedman to Lead Roanoke County Emissions Reduction Program

2 December 9, 2013 2:40 pm

The Roanoke Times reported on the selection of Hollins Energy Manager Jesse Freedman to chair a program designed to reduce the county’s carbon footprint.

Colin Wilson, 1931-2013: “Britain’s First Homegrown Existentialist Star” and One of Hollins’ First Writers-in-Residence

Colin Wilson, 1931-2013: “Britain’s First Homegrown Existentialist Star” and One of Hollins’ First Writers-in-Residence

0 December 9, 2013 2:20 pm

According to The Guardian, “The phenomenal reviews and sales of [Wilson's] first book, ‘The Outsider’ (1956), led him to be seen as a potential saviour of the human spirit, a thinker who might find a way through the spiritual nullity of the postwar years.” He went on to publish more than 100 works during his lifetime and was writer-in-residence at Hollins in 1966-67.

Tinker Day 2013

0 November 22, 2013 11:10 am

The Hollins community didn’t let rain dampen its celebration of one of the university’s oldest and most beloved traditions.

Playwright’s Lab Enjoys Banner Year in 2013

Playwright’s Lab Enjoys Banner Year in 2013

0 November 21, 2013 9:40 am

The introduction of two new certificate programs caps a year in which student playwrights received multiple honors and their works gained impressive productions and publications.