Events

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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WWW welcomes two acclaimed writers

February 9, 2017

Peter Meinke by Morgan McConnell Poet and fiction writer Peter Meinke will be visiting Rollins College to participate in this season of Winter With the Writers. Meinke will teach a Master Class on Thursday, February 9, at 2:00 p.m. in the SunTrust Auditorium. During this class, Meinke will conduct a workshop using short stories and […]

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Zora Neale Hurston festival unites community

February 2, 2017

The 28th Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities events spanned over several days, bringing professors, activists, students, and community members together from across the country to discuss a wide range of topics based around their ongoing theme, “Communities of Color.” The first few days of lectures and discussions were based in […]

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Actor, LGBT+ activist George Takei visits Rollins

February 2, 2017

On Thursday, January 19, acclaimed Star Trek actor and social media monolith George Takei visited Rollins to speak about his experiences as an actor, a Japanese-American, and a vocal member of the LGBT+ community. His visit served as the fourth part of Winter Park Institute’s 2016-2017 series. Before his speech, he was kind enough to […]

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‘Last Lecture’ series given at Dave’s Boathouse

December 1, 2016

Prior to rFLA, there was still the Honors neighborhood; while the instatement of four new neighborhoods three years ago might have brought with it a lot of change for Rollins undergraduates, this was not the case for those who enrolled or were planning to enroll in the Honors Program at Rollins.  One of the staples […]

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Rollins merges into College of Liberal Arts

November 18, 2016

In the beginning of November, Rollins College finalized the decision to change its name from the College of Arts and Sciences and The College of Professional Studies to the College of Liberal Arts (CLA). Dr. Emily Russell, an associate professor within the English department, disclosed that this change took eight long months of “weekly meetings, […]

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November Immersion stresses importance of nature

November 18, 2016

Dr. Ray stopped for what felt like only a second to admire the flora we had just planted and said, “She’s gonna be beautiful” and on that note, just walked away. A big smile spread across my face in that moment as I realized how beautiful life can be if you are a person like […]

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Rollins’ birthday and uncovering the past

November 3, 2016

This Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 marks 131 years since classes first began at Rollins College in 1885. To celebrate and commemorate the birthday of our school, R-Pride hosted Founder’s Day on Tuesday with a fun birthday celebration outside of the Campus Center. However, many layers of history have accumulated during the past century, and there […]

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