Events

‘The Florida Project’s’ Sean Baker on the various lives changed by the film

January 30, 2019

Sean Baker may be known as a director in the world of film, but in Central Florida, he is known as the man who brought critical attention to the area’s affordable housing crisis, which helped a young boy gain a full-ride scholarship to Rollins.  Baker, director of the Orlando-centered film “The Florida Project,” spoke at […]

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Festival of Light illuminates Mills with dance and culture

November 28, 2018

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, a student organization at Rollins that celebrates South Asian culture, as the final event of Rollins’ International […]

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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

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, aka the Day of the Dead. Rollins students gathered alongside the anthropology and Spanish departments, […]

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WPRK hosts another successful Fox Fest during Family Weekend

November 7, 2018

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 a large turnout of students, relatives, children, staff, and faculty were able to enjoy the five unique indie-rock bands […]

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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

A number of events related to various Asian cultures are coming to the Winter Park area. These events will give students a chance to immerse themselves in age-old traditions through crafts, food, and entertainment. The festivities begin with the China Club’s Moon Festival followed by the South Asian Film Festival from Sept. 29 to Oct. […]

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Students help produce Global Peace Film Festival

September 12, 2018

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 classroom full of student producers. The festival kicks off Sept. 17 and ends on Sept. 23. Showings located at Rollins begin on Sept. 19, with screenings at Bush […]

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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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