Hollins Receives State Department IDEAS Grant to Fund Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives in Study Abroad
Hollins University has been selected to receive funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program. The grant in part will support a new program that emphasizes democracy, human rights, and global health in partnership with Kenya’s Kenyatta University.
Children’s Literature and Children’s Book Illustration Faculty and Alumni Authors Celebrate Banner Year for Publishing
Hollins University’s graduate programs in children’s literature and children’s book illustration are applauding what director Lisa Fraustino called “a true bounty of books published this year by our faculty and program graduates.”
Hollins Playwrights to Attend Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive
Sean McCord, who is pursuing his M.F.A. in the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University, and Sarah Cosgrove-Gaumond, who completed her graduate degree in playwriting at Hollins this year, have been honored with invitations this summer to the Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive. They will engage in rigorous writing workshops and discussions of the art, craft, and business of playwriting.
Meghana Mysore M.F.A. ’22 Awarded Steinbeck Fellowship
Meghana Mysore M.F.A. ’22 is one of six Steinbeck Fellows for the 2022-23 academic year. Named in honor of American author John Steinbeck, the fellowship offers creative writers of any age and educational background a $15,000 grant to finish a major writing project.
Hollins, Roanoke College Welcome Nominations for the 2022 Perry F. Kendig Awards
Nominations are being accepted through July 20 for the 2022 Perry F. Kendig Arts and Culture Awards, which recognize individuals, businesses, and organizations in the greater Roanoke region that provide exemplary leadership in or support for the arts.
For Championing Mental Health Advocacy, Charvi Gangwani ’24 Is Named a 2022 Global Teen Leader
Charvi Gangwani ’24 is among the 34 young people representing 23 countries announced as the 2022 Three Dot Dash Global Teen Leaders (GTLs) by the We Are Family Foundation (WAFF). The WAFF selected the GTLs based on their social good innovations, organizations, projects, and promise for a more just, equitable, and peaceful future.
Through Design Thinking, Zahin Mahbuba ’22 Seeks to Transform the World – One Person at a Time
During the 2021-22 academic year, Zahin Mahbuba ’22, an international studies major and economics minor from Bangladesh, participated in the University Innovation Fellows program sponsored by Stanford University’s Hass Plattner Institute of Design.
Forty-Fifth Honors Convocation Celebrates Student, Faculty, Staff Accomplishments
Hollins recognized students for high academic achievement during the university’s 45th Honors Convocation on May 3. Held each spring, the event also highlights those faculty and staff members whose exceptional work and dedication have earned them special academic or service designation.
Hollins Announces Winner of the 2022 Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature
Hollins has honored Vietnamese author Muon Thi Van as the winner of the seventh annual Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature. Muon will receive an engraved medal and a $1,000 cash prize for her book “Wishes,” illustrated by Victo Ngai and published by Orchard Books.
Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest Recognizes Six Young Writers
A Florida high school student has captured the top honor in Hollins University’s 58th Annual Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest, which encourages and recognizes young poets.
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