Collins Living-Learning Center
Nov. 30, 2009
Gnome Love
Alumni Newsletter

A note from Ellen Dwyer, Director

As we all know, times are hard. Increasingly, active Collins students struggle to find the funds needed to stay.  To help, we have set up a new $750 award, the Collins Retention Scholarship.  We plan to give two this year.  If you are able to do so, please consider supporting this initiative by donating here

Thank you!

Collins' artist-in-residence from Colombia  

Adolfo Cifuentes is teaching "The Architecture of Seeing: Spaces for Viewing Arts and Media" this term.  He will give a performance, followed by a talk and a reception, at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, in the Edmondson Coffeehouse .  All are welcome! 

In7erno: Collins Halloween Dance 
Check out these photos from the traditional Halloween Dance!  Residents boogied to tunes spun by a student DJ and went through the "seven deadly sins" stations.
From the Archives: Photos from the '40s
These photos were taken in the early '40s, when the MRC housed the military (primarily the Navy) during
WWII.  See how Collins has changed, and stayed the same.
Michael Martone inspires writers
As a Collinsite, Michael Martone wrote poems on command for a quarter each.  More than a dozen books later, he came back, as part of his "Double-wide World Tour of Indiana."  Students joined him for dinner.  Then, he gave a reading, followed by a spirited Q&A session.   
Collins LinkedIn Group
Make professional connections with your old friends from Collins. 
Official Collins Facebook Page
Become a fan of Collins on Facebook!  Get regular updates about what's going on in Collins.
Send in your updates!
What have you been doing lately?  Send your updates, so we can post them on our alumni update blog.  Pictures welcomed!
2009 alumna, Sarah Loos, recently became the first-ever IU student to win the prestigious Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship!