Events

Festival of Light illuminates Mills with dance and culture

November 28, 2018

Students and community members gathered on Mills lawn to enjoy food, music, and dance. (Curtis Shaffer, Student Photographer) Mills lawn transformed into a decorated and dance-filled festival on Tuesday night in celebration of Diwali, a South Asian holiday that celebrates the victory of light over darkness and good over evil.  The event was hosted by DESI, […]

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Hillel’s holiday events: Lakkahs, candles, bagels

November 28, 2018

Rollins Hillel, the college’s Jewish organization, will be hosting various events in the coming weeks that showcase a growing religious life on campus and include lakkahs, candle lighting, and pre-finals bagels.  Members of Hillel have been planning many exciting religious events that focus on Hanukkah. This year is one of the few times in which […]

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Rollins celebrates El Día de los Muertos

November 7, 2018

Gaby DavenportFestivities were marked by framed photos of deceased loved ones, food, and colorful decor The patio of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum was adorned with framed photos and a colorful papel picado banner as members of the Rollins community gathered to honor their deceased ancestors in the celebration of El Dia de los Muertos, […]

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WPRK hosts another successful Fox Fest during Family Weekend

November 7, 2018

Kira BernhardLocal bands graced the stage at WPRK’s Fox Fest, which was from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. WPRK hosted its annual music festival, Fox Fest, offering students and their families a friendly place to mingle while listening to live local bands. The festival was strategically scheduled in conjunction with Rollins’ family weekend, so […]

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Students to walk a mile in refugees’ shoes

October 24, 2018

Student-led effort highlights challenges faced by migrants and refugees with an interactive experience Only one percent of the 21 million refugees worldwide are ever resettled after registering at a refugee camp, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Students can experience what this process of migration and resettlement feels like in the upcoming […]

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College hosts panel on felon voting rights

October 10, 2018

Discussion on Amendment 4 featured previous imprisoned people Amendment 4, which will be featured on the upcoming primary election ballot in Florida, is a proposed state constitutional changes that would, if passed, restore voting rights to non-violent felons who have completed their sentences and probation. A panel was recently held at Rollins featuring previously imprisoned […]

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Winter Park celebrates Asian culture

September 26, 2018

The Rollins China Club meets to discuss plans for their upcoming event, the Moon Festival. this is just one way students can embrace South Asian culture in Winter Park. (Curtis Shaffer / Staff Photographer) A number of events related to various Asian cultures are coming to the Winter Park area. These events will give students […]

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Students help produce Global Peace Film Festival

September 12, 2018

The members of Dr. Denise Cummings’ “CMC 310: Media, Peace, and Justice” course met in the rail car office for a festival planning session. (Nina Streich / Courtesy) For the 13th year in a row, Rollins will be a central part of the Global Peace Film Festival, but it continues with one unique contribution: a […]

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Environmental justice advocate to speak on campus

August 19, 2018

Environmental justice advocate and Peabody Award-winning activist and entrepreneur Majora Carter is set to appear at Rollins in the coming week. She is coming to discuss her work in urban revitalization and social entrepreneurship. Carter is known for her efforts in helping low-income communities gain access to practical infrastructure, green space and recreation, and will […]

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Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly share what it means to be a hero

April 13, 2017

Some people are born to become heroes, while others find the title thrust upon them by pure circumstance. Former Senator Gabrielle Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly, her husband, have had to look death in the eyes on multiple occasions. In every sense of the word, they are heroes—both because of the challenges they have overcome […]

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