Alexa Hulse ’24 Discovers Her GWS Major and Magazine Internship Are “The Perfect Fit”
For nearly two years, Alexa Hulse ’24 has conducted interviews and written news, profiles, and blog posts for the New York-based Jewish feminist quarterly “Lilith.” “It’s not only a feminist magazine but also a feminist workplace,” she explains. “They treat me as an equal even though I’m an intern. They’ve been supportive throughout and helped me make the connections that I needed.”
Amanda Cockrell ’69, M.A. ’88 Explores Turmoil of the 1960s in New Historical Novel
This spring, Amanda Cockrell ’69, M.A. ’88 is immersing readers in the unrest of the Vietnam War era with her new book “Coyote Weather.” The historical novelist, who retired in 2018 as director of Hollins’ graduate programs in children’s literature, is currently is managing editor of Hollins University’s literary journal, The Hollins Critic, and the author of numerous books under her own name and the pseudonym Damion Hunter.
University of Tennessee Social Psychologist to Keynote 65th Annual Science Seminar
Hollins University’s annual Science Seminar, held each April, celebrates scientific research and inquiry and showcases the work conducted by Hollins science and mathematics students throughout the current academic year.
Hollins Announces Children’s Literature Workshops for Summer 2023
This summer, Hollins University’s graduate programs in children’s literature are offering three one-week intensive workshops for teachers and librarians, aspiring authors and illustrators, and alumnae/i of Hollins’ undergraduate and graduate programs: “Picture Book Trends: A Curated Reading Workshop,” “Writing Intensive: The Path to Publication,” and “Writing for Children Intensive: ‘Writing is Rewriting.'”
Wilson Museum Exhibition, “Suzanne Schireson: Aftercare,” Highlights “A Generosity of Spirit and an Intensity of Color”
From March 9 through May 7, the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University is presenting “Suzanne Schireson: Aftercare,” a series of paintings that Schireson, an artist and professor who lives and works in Rhode Island, created from 2020 to 2023.
“I Want Love to Come from My Work”: Erin Masarjian ’25 Realizes Her Artistic Vision with Personal Passion, Faculty Mentors – and Some Glitter
Erin Masarjian ’25 and her artistic talents are getting noticed. Roanoke’s Art on 1st, which showcases emerging and aspiring artists, is featuring two of her pieces in its Pop Art Exhibition, which continues through March 11. Three more of her works can be seen in “The Healing Power of Hope,” a multimedia exhibit presented through May 8 by the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and the William King Museum of Art.
What HOPE Means for Hollins University – Admission & Recruitment
In the fall of 2021, Hollins announced a new scholarship opportunity specifically designed for young women in the Roanoke Valley region who wish to pursue a Hollins degree with zero tuition debt. Madeline Aliff, the director of admissions and recruitment operations at Hollins University, played a crucial role in creating and implementing the program and spoke about her experience with Hollins and the incredible support surrounding the HOPE scholarship.
Third Annual Leading EDJ Conference Continues the Work in Building “A More Inclusive and Equitable Hollins University”
Lauren Ridloff, who portrayed the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first deaf superhero in the 2021 film “Eternals,” delivered the keynote address at this year’s Leading Equity, Diversity, and Justice Conference, held Feb. 23-24.
New Book Featuring Chapter Coauthored by President Hinton Receives Major Award from UPCEA
A new higher education reference work that includes a chapter written by Hollins University President Mary Dana Hinton and the Lumina Foundation’s Debra Humphreys has been honored with the University Professional and Continuing Education Association’s Philip E. Frandson Award. The honor recognizes “excellence in achievement for literature written about the theory or practice of professional, continuing, and/or online education.”
Francophone Film Festival Spotlights “Diversity Found in French-Speaking Cultures”
Hollins University’s Departments of Film, French Studies, and International Programs are presenting an array of film screenings as part of the Francophone Film Festival. The festival is made possible through a grant from Albertine Cinematheque, a program of FACE Foundation and Villa Albertine, with support from the CNC (Centre National du Cinema) and SACEM (Fonds Culturel Franco-Americain).
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