A 2006 graduate of Rochester College, Julianna Blankenship writes and publishes children’s books in her spare time outside her work as a senior marketing specialist at a local financial institution.Read More
Last semester, 100 RC students were recorded taking part in some kind of community outreach, accumulating a total of over 3,780 hours of service in a three-month period. RC was able to track these numbers thanks to an addition to the chapel system that allowed for all students to gain up to seven points toward their Telos/Chapel grade if they participate in the outreach.Read More
In existence for more than 50 years, the A Cappella Chorus continues to undergo changes by incorporating new singers, fresh music and unique travel destinations, but one aspect that stays the same is the group’s ability to connect with the community and with God through music.Read More
The Rochester College Diversity Council hosted a “totally rad” 1990’s party for the campus community on March 27, which featured a rap battle, “Friends” decor, photo booth, a best-dressed contest, and popular ’90s brands.Read More
Beth Kander, author of the dystopian novel “Original Syn,” conducted a writing workshop and signed copies of her book at Rochester College on Thursday, March 21.
“Original Syn,” released by Owl House Books in 2018, was nominated for the MIAL Fiction Award. Kander has written other works of prose, children’s books, plays and screenplays. A sequel to “Original Syn,” titled “Born in Syn,” will be released in October 2019.
Dr. Brian Stogner, president of Rochester College, presented a talk on the connection between genius and mental illness at the Rochester Hills Public Library on March 19. Stogner’s presentation, entitled “A Divine Madness: Creativity, Genius and Mental Illness,” is part of the library’s Smart Towns program, which focuses on providing theme-based educational content for the community.Read More
As student athletes attempt to juggle their time between practice, traveling to and playing games, and keeping up with their coursework, ACE personnel are available to offer academic support.
Rochester College’s Academic Center for Excellence offers free peer tutoring sessions, 24/7 online tutoring support and study resources.Read More
As associate registrar, Colleen Duddles supervises and organizes daily operations for the Registrar’s Office. She oversees registration, management of undergraduate and/or graduate student academic records, records system processing and retention.Read More
A snowy winter afternoon falls on Rochester College’s campus as the first day of classes start in Spring 2015. A first-semester freshman parks his car for the first day of classes. Looking at a map for navigation to find a classroom called CC6 for Basic Writing, the student feels anxiety and stress as a college English class awaits him.Read More
“Blackberry Winter,” the creative writing journal of Rochester College, will be publishing a new edition this spring entitled “Shades of Blue.”
The publication, which is being produced by a one-hour Creative Writing workshop, accepted submissions until Feb. 7, and several writers, both RC students and people outside the campus community, have submitted their work. More than 30 pieces varying in genre, length and tone were submitted.
For graduating seniors at Rochester College, one last challenge stands in their way nine days before graduation: Academic Symposium.
An institution-wide project for all graduating seniors, Academic Symposium, which started in 2003, is an event where RC seniors present their capstone projects in either a formal classroom project or a more informal poster session where students summarize their projects to interested visitors.
Jennifer Pyszk, campus store manager, said she is no longer ordering merchandise that displays Rochester College or RC. “We will continue to sell what we have but at a discounted price. Everything with RC on it is now 30 percent off the marked price. We hope this allows everyone to grab a few more things that are RC before it's too late!”Read More
Prior to the start of Rochester College’s homecoming basketball games on Saturday, Oct. 20, President Brian Stogner made the official announcement that RC would be transitioning to Rochester University. The transition is expected to be completed by August 2020, but the changes are beginning now.Read More
Kaitlyn Busam, assistant director of admissions at Rochester College hosted a wellness seminar on Oct 22. The seminar was centered around popular diets and whether those diets are sustainable or not. The diets discussed included keto, ancestral diets, Whole 30, vegetarianism and veganism.Read More