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Nathan AbbottNathan Abbott
Mon, Wed | 12:20 - 1:10 pm
Cravens C
Class#: 7339 (1st 8 weeks) / 35327 (2nd 8 weeks)

Hey all! My name is Nathan. I'm a Senior studying Game Design through the New Media School! Outside of making games, I also play loads of video and board games so come talk to me about any new game you might be playing or any gaming conversations you might have! I am also the Co-chair for BOEP (Board of Educational Programmers). I'm excited to meet all of you guys and hope we have a great semester!

 

Dan ArndtDan Arndt
Tues, Thurs | 10:10 - 11:00 am
Ed Basement
Class#: 7347 (1st 8 weeks) / 35325 (2nd 8 weeks)

Hey Howdy Hey Collinsites! I’m Dan and I’m a senior majoring in English and Political Science. I can’t wait to help you experience all the awesome stuff both here at Collins and around IU! When I’m not teaching Q, you can find me at BOEP, designing posters for major events, or just hanging out in Collins.  I love talking (sometimes too much) and if you want to chat you can find me around.  I’d be happy to give you a hand with advice and tips on anything, or just to talk about the newest Doctor Who episode that came out. Allons-Y!

 

Sierra CoulterSierra Coulter
Mon, Wed | 2:30 - 3:20 pm
Ed Basement
Class#: 7348 (1st 8 weeks)

Hello, my name is Sierra Coulter! I am a junior majoring in Speech and Language Pathology with a minor in French. I have been a part of BOG as well as Director of Philanthropy here in Collins. I also do volunteer French teaching at a local school in Bloomington. This year I decided I wanted to add Q-Teaching to my experiences because I love teaching! I spend my free time swimming at the HPER, watching forensic TV shows, and making cool stuff with my sewing machine. I also have an obsession with pugs, actually just dogs in general. Collins is by far one of my favorite places to be because of the opportunities and community I’ve had here. I’m excited to help you find your niche here as well!

 

Courtney DodgeCourtney Dodge
Tues, Thurs | 4:00 - 4:50 pm
Cravens B
Class#: 7354 (1st 8 weeks)

Greetings, Q-lings! I'm Coco, a senior majoring in Arts Management. I'm super excited about teaching Q this year! I'm the Board of Educational Programmers Secretary here in Collins. I also participate in the Collins Writers Society and have been involved in Welcome Week in the past. In my free time think of witty comebacks and search for meaning in life. Can't wait to see some of you in class!

 

Hailey GibsonHailey Gibson
Tues, Thurs | 10:10 - 11:00 am
Cravens B
Class#: 7340 (1st 8 weeks)

Welcome home, Collinsites! I'm Hailey from Zionsville, Indiana.  I'm a junior majoring in psychology and minoring in German.  I am a three-year Collinsite, the Collins historian, a Cheshire Cafe barista, a Collins Welcome Week volunteer, and have contributed to the Pipe and Barrow and Dancing Star publications.  In my spare time I love doing henna and seeing theater productions around Bloomington.  I'm excited to be part of your Collins and IU experience!

 

Stephon GilderStephón Gilder
Mon, Wed | 3:35 - 4:25 pm
Cravens C
Class#: 7345 (1st 8 weeks)

Hi! My name is Stephón Gilder and I am a junior studying Anthropology with a minor in GIS and Remote Sensing. In my spare time I love listening to music, playing my cello, and reading. I like long walks on the beach, and I never know what to tell people about me so ask me questions. I look forward to a fantastic semester of Q-Class with you all. Welcome to Collins!

 

Jesse GrantzJesse Grantz
Mon, Wed | 2:30 - 3:20 pm
Cravens C
Class#: 7343 (1st 8 weeks)

My name is Jesse Grantz and I am a senior studying Neuroscience with a minor in Religious Studies. I am aspiring to attend dental school after graduation to become a prosthetic dentist. This is my fourth year living in Collins! I am currently the President of Collins, the Co-Captain of the Collins Cycling Team, and an employee of the Collins Center Desk as well as being a Q-Instructor. I have served on the Conduct Board for the last three years with one year as the chair. I could never imagine living anywhere else at IU.

 

Katie GriffinKatie Griffin
Tues, Thurs | 1:00 - 1:50 pm
Cravens C
Class#: 7353 (1st 8 weeks)

Hello there my little darlings, and welcome to Collins. I am super excited to meet you all! My name is Katie and I am a junior majoring in Folklore and Ethnomusicology. I also do some European Studies stuff on the side. I love adventure and exploring the weird and the wonderful. If you ask nicely, I will have to tell you some legends and ghost stories. During my time at Collins, I have been a duty office sub, a theatre coordinator, and a leader of an a cappella group. Now I trade in those caps and will be your Q-instructor for the first time! Isn’t that exciting?

 

Jamie KendrickJamie Kendrick
Tues, Thurs | 11:15 - 12:05 pm
Cravens C
Class#: 7350 (1st 8 weeks) / 35326 (2nd 8 weeks)

I'm Jamie Kendrick and I'm a Sociology Major with minors in both Psychology and Creative Writing. I spend most of my time singing loudly around the Quad, or living at the WIUX radio station. I love music and I listen to anything from opera to Britney Spears to NWA to Bjork to Hole to Dolly Parton, my taste changes every couple days. I love movies and I try to watch as many as possible! I've been known to gab on for hours about Paul Thomas Anderson and Harmony Korine, so feel free to strike up a conversation with me! I also like to do yoga as much as I can, and it's my de-stresser of choice. I look forward to meeting you and joining you on your journey through IU and Collins!

 

Janie LiJane Li
Mon, Wed | 4:40 - 5:30 pm
Cravens B
Class#: 7349 (1st 8 weeks)

Hi! My name is Jane. Can't wait to see y'all in class! I'm a junior major in English. I love reading for fun and binging on cool-ranch flavor chips at the same time. I feel the overwhelming euphoria after stuffed my face in breakfast food for dinner. I also enjoy a walk at downtown Bloomington, go to random shops then have a blueberry smoothie and all that jazz. Engaging in a purposeless but hilarious conversation with fun people is one of my favorite ways to kill time. So come on and let's chat!

 

Thomas MandelThomas Mandel
Tues, Thurs | 1:00 - 1:50 pm
Cravens B
Class#: 7352 (1st 8 weeks)

Hi, I’m Thomas Mandel. I’m a junior studying Accounting and Supply Chain Management. At Collins I serve as the Fee Committee Chair and last year was the V.P. of BOG. On campus I am a re-founding father and the director of education and development for Pi Lambda Phi fraternity and peer tutor at the Asian Culture Center. In my free time I enjoy watching college football and basketball and Game of Thrones. I look forward to meeting all of my new students.

 

Danielle NicholsDanielle Nichols
Tues, Thurs | 4:00 - 4:50 pm
Ed Basement
Class#: 7351 (1st 8 weeks)

Hello, my name is Danielle Nichols. I'm a junior studying Visual Arts Education with minors in International Comparative Education and Art History. Here at Collins I help when needed and am your Q-teacher. I love to read comics, listen to k-pop and old school hip-hop, and of course make any type of artistic project. If you ever want to have a conversation about the history of the education system, or argue over if Marvel Comics is beating DC comics in the movie adaptations (they totally are), or simply want help with an art class, shoot me an email or come find me. I am so excited to be working with my future Q- students. Welcome to Collins!

 

Michael WilsonMichael Wilson
Mon, Wed | 1:25 - 2:15 pm
Cravens B
Class#: 7342 (1st 8 weeks)

Friends, Qlings, Collinsites--lend me your time. My name is Michael (most people call me Zeke) and I am simply ecstatic to be your Q instructor this semester! I'm a junior studying English with an emphasis in Creative Writing, hoping to work towards an honors thesis based on poetic narrative and illustration. I'll be living in Hillcrest this year, but I spend the majority of my time on the main quad--making drinks at the Cheshire Cafe, playing cards in the flounge or making obscure animal noises on the lawn. I'm really good at organizing large get-togethers, be it movies or physically active games, and will swiftly outdo anyone in the art of horse-based puns (challenge me--I dare you). You'll be living in the best dorm on campus this year, and I can't wait to help you settle in smooth.