It seems to be a well-kept secret that Collins offers $1000 retention awards to residents who return to live at Collins next year (and subsequent years too). I know that because we don’t have any applications yet. The due date is Monday, Nov. 17. That way we can announce the awards before RPS recontracting for next year begins. See Leigh in the duty office for an application or go to the scholarships page on the Collins web site.
Another reminder that on Friday Collins hosts “Local-Sustainable Foods-Moving Beyond the Low-Hanging Fruit” with Brent Cunningham, Columbia Journalism Review in the Coffee House 3:30-5:30 pm (including reception). This is a themester event.
We have received 22 course proposals from instructors who would like to teach at Collins during Fall 2015. BOEP members will now review those in preparation for our “First Cut” meeting on Sunday , Nov. 2. So if you are not already a member of BOEP, consider signing up so you can take part in this interesting and important process. Contact either of the co-chairs: Sam Loza (sloza) and Nathan Abbott (npabbott).
So, here’s an unusual cultural opportunity. Friday (Oct. 24) at 8pm you can see Puccini’s La Boheme streamed live in Memorial Stadium. Odd venue. Opera on the Green (sort of, really astro turf).
The original “Day on the Green” concerts were organized by Bill Graham at the Oakland Coliseum (where the Oakland A’s still play and where I believe there is still real grass) starting in 1973. I was in High School in Berkeley at the time. I never went. Too bad as the line-ups were amazing: Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Marvin Gaye, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen , U2 and many many others over the following 20 years (see the Wikipedia listing). I was listening mostly to Tower of Power at the time (who did perform at one DOTG) and going to Keystone Korner, a jazz club in SF. And I did see David Bowie at the Coliseum in 1983 (took some research to reconstruct that). Now I listen to Pandora.
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