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Wayne V. and Elizabeth R. Fine and Performing Arts Residential College (Jones)

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Size: 118 residents
Location: 1820 Sheridan Road
Master: Mary M. Poole, senior lecturer in theater, School of Communication
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Located across from Lake Michigan, Jones is dedicated to the spirit of creativity. All residents are interested in the arts, whether or not they intend to become professional artists. Activities at Jones include evenings with visiting writers, artists, and scholars and firesides on wide ranging topics of interest to residents. Performance hours are held every two weeks; these informal gatherings showcase student talent in everything from filmmaking and stand-up comedy to chamber music, choreography, and vocal performance. Theater productions and musical performances by residents and other students are held in Jones's sought-after performance space, the Great Room. Rolling Jones, a student-run literary magazine, publishes a variety of critical and creative work.

The facilities in Jones contribute significantly to the programs of the college. In addition to common areas for studying, watching TV, and playing pool, Jones has seven music practice rooms, a computer room, and studios for art, ceramics, and dance. Jone's equipment includes two grand pianos, several electric pianos, a drum set, a MicroPro digital lightboard, and fully equipped digital recording facilities with a computer work-station for audio and video editing.

In addition to excursions to cultural attractions and restaurants in Chicago, the college sponsors The Jones Show, a fully mounted performance produced for and by Jones residents.


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Office of Residential Academic Initiatives: 2122 Sheridan | Room 120 | Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 847-467-HOME (4663)

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