Dystopian fiction author conducts writing workshop

Dystopian fiction author conducts writing workshop

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.


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Stogner connects genius and mental illness in Smart Towns’ presentation

Stogner connects genius and mental illness in Smart Towns’ presentation

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.

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Literary journal sees “Shades of Blue”

Literary journal sees “Shades of Blue”

“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.


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Seniors finish up their college careers with symposium presentations

Seniors finish up their college careers with symposium presentations

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.


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Campus store discounts RC apparel while transitioning to new name

Campus store discounts RC apparel while transitioning to new name

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!”

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Evolution of Shield

Evolution of Shield

Many colleges and universities have their own school newspaper or magazine that they publish for students to read. Here at Rochester College, we have our own called Shield. Back in 2000, Lora Hutson and Rochester College founded Shield. Over the past 18 years, there have been many changes that have taken place. After reading this article, hopefully you will see how Shield has evolved, the additions that have taken place and the benefits of taking Shield as a class.

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