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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.

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)

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.

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.

November 22, 1963: Hollins Remembers

November 22, 1963: Hollins Remembers

1 / November 14, 2013 9:45 am

As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Hollins alumnae recall where they were and how they reacted on that tragic day. In this 1960 photo, student supporters of Kennedy and Richard Nixon rally on campus during that year’s presidential campaign.

Hollins Continues Partnership with Local Nonprofit to Implement Energy Solutions

Hollins Continues Partnership with Local Nonprofit to Implement Energy Solutions

0 / November 7, 2013 1:20 pm

The university is joining with Community Housing Partners to complete an energy efficiency retrofit of Barbee Guest House. The work is supported by a green revolving fund established at Hollins last May.

Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive Under Way

Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive Under Way

0 / November 6, 2013 10:20 am

The drive continues through November 18 and supports Hollins’ neighbors in the community at large.

Michael Gettings on Healing Political and Cultural Divisions

Michael Gettings on Healing Political and Cultural Divisions

0 / November 1, 2013 11:30 am

The associate professor of philosophy discusses America’s polarization and the lecture at Hollins by renowned social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, author of the bestselling book, “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion.” Haidt spoke on Monday, Nov. 4.

Students Take the Initiative to Meet the Politician They’re Studying

Students Take the Initiative to Meet the Politician They’re Studying

0 / October 30, 2013 2:00 pm

Elizabeth Trout ’17 spearheaded a road trip to Charlottesville on October 16, where she and five other students talked with South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. (From left to right: Saumya Vats ’17, Meika Downey ’17, Nat-Hallie Harrod ’17, Professor of Political Science Ed Lynch, Gov. Haley, Trout, Caitlin Hill ’17, and Anna Lohmueller ’17)