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Write Right: Dr. Nordstrom talks poetry

“How do I know what I think until I see what I say?” Dr. Alan Nordstrom often asks himself this question—originally posed by E.M. Forester—before writing a poem. Every morning, Nordstrom pours a cup of coffee, meditates or prays, and [...]

March 10, 2016 Arts & Entertainment, Books, Poetry
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Winter With the Writers: Chase Twichell

Renowned poet Chase Twichell was the third guest to visit Rollins College for the 89th annual Winter With The Writers Festival this month. Twichell is a poet originally hailing from New Haven, Connecticut with many awards and published works including [...]

February 24, 2016 Arts & Entertainment, Books
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Love for anything but the norm

From her Spring 2015 Mysteries and Marvels class “Gruesome Anatomy” to the 400-level “Humor in Literature,” Dr. Emily Russell of the English Department teaches some of the most unique classes on campus. Now in her ninth year at Rollins, she [...]

November 11, 2015 Books, Campus, Classes, Features, Readers' Choice
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Sheri Fink’s ‘Five Days at Memorial’

The general consensus among audience members at Dr. Sheri Fink’s Oct. 5 lecture seemed to be that she was a great choice to start off the second year of the Rollins Health Forum series. Holt School Dean Dr. David Richard [...]

October 21, 2015 Arts & Entertainment, Books
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Rollins to hosts two National Book Award finalists

Each year the National Book Foundation (NBF) brings together the American literary community to recognize excellent writing in four different genre categories and merit those authors with the National Book Awards (NBA). For the past 10 years the National Book [...]

September 4, 2015 Art, Arts & Entertainment, Books, Local, News
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Rollins professors, students publish illuminative book on Winter Park history

The latest installment of the Images of Modern America series, which catalogues America’s towns through photographs, beautifully explores the rich history of the Winter Park area. History professors Claire Strom and Jim Norris, Sydney Marshall ’15, and Danielle Johnson ’16, [...]

September 4, 2015 Arts & Entertainment, Books
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Summer book helps first years recognize strengths

                                                 This year’s summer reading assignment gave first-year students the opportunity to build on their greatest talents [...]

August 21, 2015 Arts & Entertainment, Books
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Rollins says goodbye to the bookstore

A couple of weeks ago our campus was hit by surprising news: the bookstore will close. Rollins will terminate its current contract with Follett, all books will be purchased online, the spirit shop will be relocated, and the Diane’s Café [...]

April 24, 2015 Arts & Entertainment, Books, Local, News, Opinion
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WPI brings journalism legend

Jane Pauley, an award-winning broadcast journalist, visited Rollins on April 9, as a guest of the Winter Park Institute (WPI). The Alfond Sports Center was packed with lots of community members and a few students who wanted to hear her [...]

April 16, 2015 Art, Arts & Entertainment, Books
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Amy Bloom

Amy Bloom, a New York Times Best-Selling author, visited Rollins during the last week of February. She was the final visiting writer as part of Rollins’ annual literary festival Winter With the Writers.   Bloom also taught a one credit [...]

March 10, 2015 Arts & Entertainment, Books, Campus, Events