Rollins Through the Years

1993-2010







         

1993

 

Zora Neale Hurston’s Sun to Sun, first performed at Rollins, returns ... on campus: Richard Wilbur, Ross Perot, Miss America ... XLR8 becomes Kappa Delta ... Rollins dedicates 1st Habitat for Humanity house sponsored by a Florida college ... “D. J.” takes final bow at the Annie, Doc Henson closes book on Rollins career ... Class of ’93 survey reveals: short-term goal—getting a job, long-term goal—getting a job ... generations of swimmers mourn Fleet Peeples ... Sandspur celebrates 100th anniversary ... 1st Halloween Howl ... Samuel B. Lawrence Center gift expands campus ... Pres. Bornstein finds herself up a tree ...

  Rita Bornstein
         

1994

 

Rollins named Winter Park Chamber of Commerce “Citizen of the Year” for Habitat for Humanity houses, receives Habitat International award for best small college chapter ... Maya Angelou honored in Walk of Fame ... Whassup?? Reunion revives the grove party ... women’s golf team claims 7th national championship ... www.rollins.edu goes online ... what’s old is new again: 1st Rollins Conference Courses (RCC) ... U.S. News ranking: #3 ... Mary-Jean Plaza dedicated ... Nelson Rose Garden a thorny subject ... on campus: Bailey White, Tim O’Brien, Olympia Dukakis, The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies, NY Times & Okinawans seeking repatriation of statue ...

  Maya Angelou and Rita Bornstein
         

1995

 

Christian A. Johnson Institute for Effective Teaching created with $1-million grant ... “Rolliewood!” SeaQuest episode filmed on campus ... food survey: Wok Bar―4 stars, Pot Stickers lag behind ... Okinawan statue goes home ... so does Ted Darrah ... on campus: commencement speaker Thomas Keneally, Chinese Ambassador Li Daoyu, Daniel Goleman, Ben & Jerry (with ice cream) ... Arthur Frommer names Cornell Museum one of world’s top 10 free attractions ... U.S. News ranking: #2 ... campus salutes new flagpole, dresses for Warden Costume Studio dedication ... Thomas Phillips Johnson gives resources for Student Resource Center (TJ’s) ...

  Warden Costume
         

1996

 

on campus: Wendy Wasserstein, Gum Wrapper Curb, 11 miles of fiber optic cable, 80 miles of network & CATV cable ... Cornell Fine Arts Museum celebrates 100th anniversary of Rollins’ museum ... London Internship program introduced ... Order of Omega ... Crummer introduces AMBA, EAMBA ... Project Governance’s “Hard Choices” TV broadcast beats Baywatch in ratings ... The Campaign For Rollins kicks off, coincides with groundbreaking for Cornell Campus Center ...

   
         

1997

 

Rollins on the move!―bookstore moves to old Rudi’s site, C-Store migrates to Sullivan House, Beans relocates to Student Center, becomes Faux Beans ... hoopster Daniel Parke sets all-time NCAA 3-pt record ... Holt School awards 1st Masters of Human Resources ... on campus: The Rollins Colloquy, Robert Bellah, Daniel Ellsberg, Danny Glover & Felix Justice, Darkness Visible Radio Theatre, Dominoes, J. Crew model search ... off campus: basketball team plays in Belgium, Germany, Netherlands; Pres. Bornstein dedicates peace monument in Okinawa ... Sayonara, Phi Mu ... students protest Cassini launch ... endowment tops $100 million ... Knowles Chapel named to National Register of Historic Places ...

  Bookstore
         

1998

 

Annie Russell Theatre joins Chapel on National Register ... last J-Term ... Joe Justice Day ... Rosen Family Center and Olin Electronic Research & Information Center dedicated ... on campus: Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil author John Berendt, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Rusted Root ... German major says “auf Wiedersehen” ... Rollins Recycles ... Community Building Day produces personal student goals: say “Hello,” attend Rollins events, “practice random acts of kindness” ...

 
         

1999

 

Barbara Bush receives honorary doctorate ... Cornell Campus Center dedicated—with fireworks, debate on cloning, Swingerhead ... SunTrust Plaza dedicated, with parking ... 1st LipSync ... new minors: Archaeology, Jewish Studies, Writing ... gimme shelter!  Hurricane Floyd drives students to Bush Science Center ... Rollins junior solves “Strawberry Margarita,” “Gulfstream of Consciousness,” wins $5650 on Wheel of Fortune ... women’s football team challenges Stetson ... Bush Executive Center dedicated ... on campus: David Halberstam, Ann Beattie, Doug Liman, Rabbi Harold Kushner ... off campus: Rollins in Madrid ...

 
         

2000

 

dedications galore: Veterans Memorial, Tiedtke Parking Lot, Rice Family Bookstore & Café, Crosby Family Garden with Ben Franklin statue (& Ben Franklin in attendance!) ...  Florida Leader names SGA best in state ... construction drives commencements to Mills Lawn ... Sig Ep closes red door, Theta kite flies no more ... honorary doctorates awarded to Edward Albee, Colin Powell ... Holt School awards 1st Masters of Arts in Corporate Communication & Technology ... off campus: Rollins in Muenster ... 1st game in Alfond Sports Center ...

  Benjamin Franklin
         

2001

 

Rollins purchases Sutton Place South Apartments, adds 264 beds ... Cornell Museum earns international acclaim for Rosselli exhibition ... Athletics Scholarship Gala honors Orlando Magic GM John Gabriel, Tom Lasorda speaks ... students stage Rollins version of Survivor during spring break ... men’s tennis team survives to win national championship ... WPRK survives ... Fiesta parade re-created with decorated golf carts ... 1st Udall Scholar ... “Spanish with the Professors” sends faculty to school, and to Spain ... SGA repeats Florida “Best” ... X-Club returns, AOPi arrives ... A Year of Gender Matters ... The Campaign For Rollins concludes with $160.2 million & surprise $10-million gift to endow presidency ... on campus: Ernest Gaines, Mary Frances Berry, Cincinnati Reds, Sister Hazel ... off campus: Rollins in Asturias ...

  Rosselli
         

2002

 

Chapel organ renovated, new antiphonal dedicated ... Environmental Studies butterfly garden lifts off ... cell phone survey: International Business majors most likely to own, men have higher bills ... Wickit Wednesdays ... Pres. Bornstein educates Max Bickford ... SGA a three-peat for Florida Leader “Best” ... Norm Copeland Tennis Stadium dedicated, McKean Gateway makes grand entrance ... WPRK on the air 50 years ... World Trade Center fragment memorializes September 11th ...on campus: Mary Karr, Charles Wright, 1st-generation MTV VJ Alan Hunter, Amy Hobby, Senator Bob Graham ... waterski & men’s golf teams capture national titles ...

  Dave Plotkin
         

2003

 

Pres. Bornstein announces plans to conclude presidency in 2004 ... campus mourns loss of College legends Fred Rogers & George Cornell ... Rollins hosts 1st NCAA regional basketball tournament ... waterskiers win 4th national championship, women’s golf team snags 8th, teeing off four-year run ... Pres. Bornstein signs Talloires Declaration, committing Rollins to environmental stewardship … Rollins scores two Goldwater Scholars ... Rinker Building dedicated ... Bookmark Café opens—beverages in the library! ... on campus: Aaron McGruder, Nappy Roots, Joe Morello, Guerilla Girls, Global Peace Film Festival, Nobel laureate Jody Williams ... off campus: Rollins in Trier ...

   
         

2004

 

Winter With the Writers returns ... on campus: Kaye Gibbons, Elaine Pagels ... most popular meal at Beans: macaroni & cheese ... Rollins & City of Winter Park develop softball field for Lady Tars, local children ... sun sets on east coast campus, last Brevard commencement ... Cornell bequest promises to boost endowment past quarter-billion-$ mark ... the College commemorates “Rita’s Rollins Renaissance” ... Rollins’ 14th president, Lewis Duncan, blows into town, closely followed by Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Jeanne ... dedication of Barker Family Stadium & renewed Cahall-Sandspur Field ...

  Lewis Duncan
         

2005

 

WPRK marathon ... on campus: Squirrels Gone Wild, Hanson, David Horowitz ... Academic Honor Code approved ... U.S. News ranking: #1 ... fraternity pledge class letter-writing campaign earns Rollins place on Playboy party school list ... #22 Event Sure to Leave Lasting Impression on Your College Memory: Getting your food groups counted by Evelyn ... first on-campus residence for College presidents, Barker House, dedicated ... Pres. Duncan wins intramural ping pong championship ...

 
         

2006

 

Cornell Fine Arts Museum & Keene Hall expansions dedicated ... Rollins rolls out red carpet for Campus MovieFest ... Rollins Relief reaches out to Hurricane Katrina victims ... Pathways to College Day brings Fern Creek Elementary students to campus, Pres. Duncan reveals “Magic of Science” ... popped collars ... 1st Summit on Transforming Learning ... 1st SPARC day of service ... on campus: bell hooks, Karen Armstrong, Tobias Wolff, Nathan Englander, Nikki Giovanni, Dorothy Allison ...

   
         

2007

 

solar panels installed on Bush Science Center roof ... J.U.M.P. bus boosts service ... students, staff cast in Amanda Bynes movie Sydney White, Rollins stars as Southern Atlantic University ... Crummer School turns 50, alumni vote Ross Evans & Sam Certo most challenging professors ... Rollins Colloquy features Steven Pinker, E. O. Wilson, Francis Fukuyama ... last Tomokan ... Rollins rated A1 by Moody’s … on campus: The Bachelor—1995 grad Lorenzo Borghese, Jared Diamond, Louise Nevelson’s Night Gesture I ... new majors: Marine Biology, Critical Media & Cultural Studies; new varsity sport: lacrosse ... Dance Marathon ... A.R.T. turns 75, stages Equus revival with nary a whinny …

  Colloquy
         

2008

 

Tom Klusman’s 500th win ... Dana Ivey returns to the Annie stage, receives honorary degree ... Tars top mascot survey, receive 21st-century makeover ... on campus: Jamaica Kincaid, Frank Rich, OneRepublic, Fabolous, new journal of contemporary arts & culture: specs ... women’s golf team collects 12th national championship … Winter Park Institute hosts Billy Collins, Paul Simon ... study reveals Rollins contributes more than $200 million to FL economy ...

 
         

2009

 

Glenn Wilkes wins 500th game ... Maymester ... the Annie goes digital, Elizabeth Hall gets a facelift … so does Rollins Alumni Record, now Rollins Magazine ... Rollins tops national list for Fulbright awards ... on campus: Marilyn Horne, Jean-Michel Cousteau, former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo ... AOPi raises funds for juvenile arthritis with Vera Bradley Bingo ... Rollins students show film at Cannes Festival ... not to be outshone, Tommy the Tar competes in Celebrity Mascot Games ... Rollins China Center hosts American Assoc. for Chinese Studies annual conference …

   
         

2010

 

Rally Rollins kicks off 125th Anniversary celebrations ... trustees offer $1-million challenge ... Holt School turns 50 ... FoxDayCam.com keeps 24-hour eye on Mills Lawn, draws 3,000+ viewers from 22 countries ... on campus: Kay Ryan, Jules Feiffer, Agricultural History Society Conference ... First Year Field Experiences offer summer study in Costa Rica, Shanghai; Holt offers Master of Planning in Civic Urbanism; Crummer offers KEMBA ... Class of 2014: best qualified, most diverse in College history, thus far ... Proud of Our Legacy ...

   
         
         



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