Student Orgs

Students use spring break to aid communities in need

March 20, 2019

While some students stuck to the sun and sand for spring break, others spent their time giving back to various communities around the U.S. From working with women in Chicago to removing invasive species in Utah, student groups participated in “Alternative Spring Breaks” as part of Rollins’ Immersion programs, which are community service-oriented programs working […]

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Upcoming fashion show integrates ethics, sustainability in clothes

March 20, 2019

As fashion week takes over cities around the world, the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub (the Hub) will host its annual Rethinking Fashion show to educate the campus on ethical and sustainable fashion practices. Its fourth-annual fashion show is set to start on Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of the […]

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Tiny house, big lessons

March 6, 2019

As the Rollins campus expands, one course is teaching students how to downsize.  To learn more about minimalist living, students in “Applied Design Solutions: Tiny Art Houses” are building a tiny house near the shore of Lake Virginia. The structure is aptly named, with the house being about 8 feet by 12 feet, which is […]

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Search underway for director of gender studies program

March 6, 2019

The College is searching for a new director of the Sexuality, Women, and Gender Studies (SWAG) program, adding additional uncertainty to the leadership of the Lucy Cross Center.  Dr. Margaret McLaren, professor of philosophy and chair of the philosophy and religion department, has served in the position for the last three years, which is the […]

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SGA candidates campaign on parking, dining improvements: Nam Nguyen and Harrison Loew

February 27, 2019

Nam Nguyen is running as president of the Student Government Association (SGA) alongside Harrison Loew as her vice president. Nguyen, a junior, and Loew, a sophomore, said that their strong friendship, strong-minded personalities, and self-accountability are what would make them the best pair for the job. Here’s what you need to know about their initiatives […]

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Dancing dragon rings in Chinese Lunar New Year

February 20, 2019

Courtesy of Li Wei Ten students from the China Club and German Club carried the long, winding dragon through various buildings on campus in celebration of Chinese Lunar New Year. Its lanky red-and-green body flowed in the wind while its fire-breathing mouth and glistening eyes looked deep into the souls of the students it passed.  […]

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Students and children cultivate Spanish literacy

February 6, 2019

Learning at Rollins is for all ages. Dr. Patricia Tomé, Hispanic Studies director and associate professor of Spanish, is adding to this narrative through a course that facilitates early Spanish learning in local children.  Tomé’s students in “SPN 301: Advanced Spanish, Literature, and Film” will engage with the children at the Hume House Child Development […]

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Hillel and Psychology dept. walk in support of suicide prevention

February 6, 2019

Last weekend, members of the Rollins community participated in Orlando’s 12th annual Out of the Darkness community walk in aid of suicide prevention. The Department of Psychology and Hillel, the Jewish student organization, both created teams to join the walk.  The Rollins chapter of the National Honors Society in Psychology, Psi Chi, represented the department’s […]

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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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