Innovate, Create, Elevate

Flex Your Creative Muscles

Test boundaries, push conventions, and devise new ways of thinking about and living in this rapidly changing world. Watch preview video to learn more about this neighborhood.

SPRING 2018

SPRING 2018

Innovate, Create, Elevate

The future. What does it hold for us? The Innovate, Create, Elevate neighborhood invites you to develop your creative skills and build the world of tomorrow. Our courses investigate innovation and creativity across the centuries in all their forms, including science, philosophy, art, and entrepreneurship. Students in our neighborhood live and work as creative citizens, bringing positive changes to their global and local communities. Join us as we test boundaries, push conventions, and devise new ways of living in a rapidly changing world.
MEET YOUR MAYOR
Dan S. Myers, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Bush 263
407.646.2146
Dan Myers received his Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with research interests in computer performance modeling and queueing theory.  Prior to attending UW-Madison, he worked as a Senior Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico, applying computer vision and image processing to national security problems. Dr. Myers enjoys playing old-time and gospel guitar: his playing has been featured in Frets magazine and he received first prize in the flatpicking guitar contest at the 2015 Florida Old-Time Music Championship.
SPRING 2018 COURSES
EXPRESSIVE ARTS

Kevin Griffin 

Before The Curtain Rises 
Transcript Title: Before The Curtain Rises 
Course Number: ICE100A3

Innovation, creation and elevation lie at the core of every theatrical production.  The creative process involves a team working together that must be creative, innovative and flexible.  Its success or failure rests in the production team’s ability to create a work that speaks to the audience and elevates their mood, perception or understanding of the subject matter being presented.  Innovation in techniques, styles, methods and technical equipment is constant in our field as artists constantly explore new and innovative ways to collaborate and communicate.

EXPRESSIVE ARTS

Dawn Roe

Digital Media as Critical Practice 
Transcript Title: Digital Media as Critical Practice 
Course Number: ICE100A5

This course introduces concepts and techniques of digital media as critical practice. Students will produce imagery in relation to social responsibility and cultural awareness. Dominant aesthetic conventions that favor expression over concept will be challenged as students learn to mindfully engage with digital media as a powerful form of art making, uniquely capable of responding to our rapidly transforming worlds.

EXPRESSIVE ARTS

Dana Hargrove

Picturing Place
Transcript Title: Picturing Place
Course Number: ICE200A4

What different roles do artists take in creating a social fabric or a sense of place? Encouraged to make connections between art, landscape and community, students will begin their own journey as an artist and create innovative art works that enliven/elevate their community and sense of place. Students will engage with these concepts through readings and discussion and develop these ideas creatively through a series of hands-on projects that explore various artist techniques and creative processes - all while learning about art, place and community from a theoretical, cultural, historical and practical perspective. This course will have a CE component.

EXPRESSIVE ARTS

Nadia Garzon

Theatre, Creativity & Social Change 
Transcript Title: Theatre, Creativity & Social Change 
Course Number: ICE200A5

This laboratory is an invitation to explore creativity through the use of various artistic languages and theater tools. Discover your innate creative self; explore the use of theater tools for personal and social transformation; survey theater in different social and historical contexts; and discover ways to apply theater tools to your life and the world today. This course explores theater techniques and works by Augusto Boal, Luis Valdez, Bertolt Brecht, and Enrique Buenaventura among others.

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Brandon Jett 

Deviance in America  
Transcript Title: Deviance in America  
Course Number: ICE100C_

This course will explore the changing definitions of deviance across geographical regions and time periods in American History. By looking at what communities define as deviant, we will also explore how communities defined themselves.

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Andrew Luchner

Psychology of Stress  
Transcript Title: Psychology of Stress
Course Number: ICE200C3

Stress is everywhere and nowhere; impossible to escape yet produced in our mind through perception and subjective interpretation. This course will help students increase their own knowledge about stressors and stress from psychological, physiological and sociocultural perspectives. Once an understanding of the complex nature of stress has been established, the course will introduce and practice stress management techniques and strategies through experiential exercises.

HUMANITIES

Debra Wellman

Innovative Thinking & Creative Pondering; Learning About Philosophy Through Literature
Transcript Title: Innovative Thinking & Creative Pondering; Learning About Philosophy Through Literature
Course Number: ICE100H6

This course will offer a glimpse of the major fields of philosophy through literature. Students will participate in discussions based on book club format. A variety of adolescent and picture books will be read and discussed throughout the semester. This will be a Community Engagement (CE) designed course.

HUMANITIES

Erik Kenyon

Skeptics, Cynics, and Doubters
Transcript Title: Skeptics, Cynics, and Doubters
Course Number: ICE100H7

Western culture was born through people doubting western culture. We will explore how doubt drove innovation in Ancient Greek philosophy, science, politics, literature & religion. As we will use the Greeks to think creatively about what "healthy skepticism" might look like in our own age of alternative facts.

HUMANITIES

Terri Pyle

Mad Men
Transcript Title: Mad Men
Course Number: ICE200H3

Mad Men, Bad Asses, and Con Artists.  A look at how popular culture is defined and redefined by people who take risks, fail, and ultimately succeed.  This course will explore  the world of advertising, marketing, and art through the Mad Men t.v. series, the life of Richard Branson and his Virgin brand label, and the most notorious fakes, frauds, and art forgeries ever.

SCIENCES

Jayashree Shivamoggi

Nuclear Power
Transcript Title: Nuclear Power
Course Number: ICE100S2

This course provides a clear and logical presentation of the basic principles of Physics that form the basis of nuclear power. In this course the students would have a better understanding of how scientific ideas are developed and to use elementary algebra and graphical analysis to solve some basic problems. There will be a lab component to the course.

SCIENCES

Zeynep Teymuroglu

Rethinking Mathematics by the Applications
Transcript Title: Rethinking Mathematics
Course Number: ICE200S6

This is a mathematical modeling course that presents problems in which mathematics has been utilized as an interdisciplinary tool. Using mathematics as its main focus, the course will study culturally and socially relevant problems in complex issues such as inequality in public health, education, and wealth distributions, or race and gender issues, to promote critical thinking.

SCIENCES

Brian Mosby

Exploring Everyday Materials
Transcript Title: Exploring Everyday Materials 
Course Number: ICE200S7

Exploring Everyday Materials presents a scientific approach to understanding the materials that we interact with on a regular basis. Investigation will focus on the structure, properties, performance, synthesis, and processing of common materials such as steel, paper, and concrete.

300 LEVEL

Rachel Simmons

Graphic Narratives
Transcript Title: Graphic Narratives
Course Number: ICE301

What stories can you tell about your experiences as a Rollins student? How do these stories highlight the college mission of being a "global citizen and responsible leader"? This courses asks you to research and create a visual narrative that explores the meaning of your liberal arts experience at Rollins College.

300 LEVEL

Nadia Garzon

Community Arts and Activism 
Transcript Title: Community Arts and Activism 
Course Number: ICE305

This Community Engagement course actively explores the use of performing and visual arts in activism and social change. Students will develop and execute a Community Arts project with a community organization. Students will do on-site work and will prepare in class by doing research and activities related to their chosen project. No books-$25 fee.

300 LEVEL

Susan Lackman

Tower of Babel
Transcript Title: Tower of Babel 
Course Number: ICE307

The "truism" is false:  Music is NOT a universal language.  Music and language are artifacts of specific cultures, influenced by materials and mores.  Yet, some instruments travel thousands of miles to be adopted by other cultures, and some people create instruments that duplicate those on the other side of the globe.  Explore how creativity and innovation elevate society.

FALL 2018

FALL 2018

Innovate, Create, Elevate

The future. What does it hold for us? The Innovate, Create, Elevate neighborhood invites you to develop your creative skills and build the world of tomorrow. Our courses investigate innovation and creativity across the centuries in all their forms, including science, philosophy, art, and entrepreneurship. Students in our neighborhood live and work as creative citizens, bringing positive changes to their global and local communities. Join us as we test boundaries, push conventions, and devise new ways of living in a rapidly changing world.
MEET YOUR MAYOR
Dan S. Myers, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Bush 263
407.646.2146
Dan Myers received his Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with research interests in computer performance modeling and queueing theory.  Prior to attending UW-Madison, he worked as a Senior Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico, applying computer vision and image processing to national security problems. Dr. Myers enjoys playing old-time and gospel guitar: his playing has been featured in Frets magazine and he received first prize in the flatpicking guitar contest at the 2015 Florida Old-Time Music Championship.
FALL 2018 COURSES
EXPRESSIVE ARTS

Dawn Roe

Memory and the Photograph
Transcript Title: Memory and the Photograph
Course Number: ICE200A.1
Prerequisite: One 100-level rFLA course

This service-learning class will focus on the medium of photography, and its relationship to memory. Working with members of The Mayflower Retirement community, we will engage in explorations of identity, history, collective memory, and memorializing via intergenerational discussions of the photographic image. Participation in this course offers students an opportunity to meaningfully interact with a senior generation of community members through the sharing of experiences that will inform the production of collaboratively and individually created photo-based projects.

EXPRESSIVE ARTS

Susan Lackman

The Role of the Artist in Society
Transcript Title: Artist in Society
Course Number: ICE200A.2
Prerequisite: One 100-level rFLA course

Artists are unconventional outliers, passionate, inspired, and imaginative, yet they uncover the truth and speak in ways communities may find uncomfortable to the extent that some are arrested for their art. Films, concerts, plays, visits to museums, and research combine to help us discover how artists’ creativity challenges society, and how their sometime-coded messages allow them to thrive while critiquing society and leading the way to the future.

EXPRESSIVE ARTS

Nadia Garzon

Community Arts and Activism_CE
Transcript Title: Community Arts and Activism_CE
Course Number: ICE200A
Prerequisite: One 100-level rFLA course

This CE course actively explores the use of performing and visual arts in activism and social change. Students will develop and execute a Community Arts project with a community organization. Students will do on-site work (this means students will work outside of class hours) and will prepare in class by doing research and activities related to their chosen project. No books-$25 fee

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Julia Maskivker

Ethical Controversies and Policy Solutions
Transcript Title: Ethical Controversies
Course Number: ICE200C.1
Prerequistite: One 100-level rFLA course

This course will examine some of the most heated and controversial ethical dilemmas in modern day society, including issues such as abortion, the death penalty, and immigration. The course will also explore policy and institutional responses usually related to these contended topics.

SOCIAL SCIENCES

David Painter

Fake News and Critical Thinking
Transcript Title: Fake News and Critical Thinking_CE
Course Number: ICE200C.2
Prerequisite: One 100-level rFLA course

This course explores fake news through an analysis of its definition, practice, content, and effects. Additionally, we will discuss the nature of objective reporting and analyze biased and inaccurate news stories to put these practices into historical perspective. Finally, we will develop our critical thinking skills for evaluating evidence, arguments, fake, and legitimate news stories.

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Scott Hewit

Exceptional People, Remarkable Technology
Transcript Title: People w/Exceptional Global Soc_CE
Course Number: ICE200C.3
Prerequisite: The Patient Experience

Children and adults with exceptionalities comprise 15% of the population around the world, but are often excluded or treated as a group apart from the rest of society. A collaborative effort of creative minds and human rights activists throughout history has led to innovative technology that has given children and adults with exceptionalities opportunities to participate fully in their schools and communities. Students will learn about these innovations in history and other more recent technological developments that hold promise for the future engagement of these citizens. Major federal action, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), will reveal significant changes in technology that has and will continue to elevate the full participation of people with exceptionalities in our country. We will discover many of the technological advances that have had significant social and economic ramifications around the world.

HUMANITIES

R. Edwards

Lessons from Beyond the Galaxy
Transcript Title: Lessons from Beyond the Galaxy
Course Number: ICE200H.1
Prerequisite: One 100-level rFLA course

This course will explore cultural lessons depicted in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Examines cultures and explores multiple layers of intersectionality (racism, sexism, classism, etc.)

HUMANITIES

David DiQuattro

Labor Leisure and Culture
Transcript Title: Labor Leisure and Culture
Course Number: ICE200H.2
Prerequisite: One 100-level rFLA course

This course will examine the ways technology shapes and transforms human cultures and relationships. It will examine classic texts analyzing technology and modernity. The second half of the class will examine recent texts that address specific social and cultural ramifications of technology and a technological society.

SCIENCES

Kassandra Riley

The Science of Sustenance
Transcript Title: The Science of Sustenance
Course Number: ICE200S.1
Prerequisite: One 100-level rFLA

Why does an egg turn white when you cook it or an avocado turn brown when you cut it? Why are some chocolate chip cookies soft and others crispy? Where do recipes come from? In this course we will discover the inextricable relationship between science and our everyday experiences as humans sustained by food. The class will focus on an understanding of how individual food components, as well as physical and chemical changes, contribute to the overall quality of a food. We will explore innovations in food science (e.g. molecular gastronomy) and how new foods are created as we conduct edible experiments to illustrate the scientific method and physical, chemical, biochemical, and microbiological principles in cooking. Science is always involved in the foods we eat, and an act of creative cooking is truly the same as conducting a science experiment.A course

SCIENCES

Thomas Moore

The Science of Musical Instruments
Transcript Title: The Science of Musical Instruments
Course Number: ICE200S.2
Prerequisite: One 100-level rFLA course; MAT 112 or equivalent preparation.

This course traces the development of musical instruments from prehistory to modern day. The content emphasizes the creativity of successive generations of instrument makers, focusing on the scientific aspects of each new innovation. The result of each innovation is put into the context of how it affected the development of music.

300 LEVEL

David DiQuattro

Tech and Human Flourishing
Transcript Title: Tech and Human Flourishing
Course Number: ICE300
Prerequisites: One 100-level and at least two 200-level Neighborhood courses, MCMP and WCMP competencies. FCMP and third 200-level neighborhood course may be taken concurrently.
300 LEVEL

Bruce Stephenson

American Renaissance_CE
Transcript Title: American Renaissance
Course Number: ICE300
Prerequisites: One 100-level and at least two 200-level Neighborhood courses, MCMP and WCMP competencies. FCMP and third 200-level neighborhood course may be taken concurrently.
300 LEVEL

Pedro Bernal

History of Medicine
Transcript Title: History of Medicine
Course Number: ICE300
Prerequisites: One 100-level and at least two 200-level Neighborhood courses, MCMP and WCMP competencies. FCMP and third 200-level neighborhood course may be taken concurrently.