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SAGU dorm hosts "Collinstock"Waxahachie, Texas — October 2, 2012 — Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) students from Collins Dormitory hosted "Collinstock" on Friday, September 28. The event began at 7 p.m. on the lawn in front of Collins Dorm.

SAGU students gathered to watch a variety of performances by fellow students, including musical groups, spoken word and storytelling. SAGU junior Elissa McConathy says, "It's cool to see students producing events like Collinstock. It's such a great way to showcase student talent and get involved."

The event was organized and produced by the Collins Dorm residential assistants (RAs). The purpose of the event was to encourage campus connections and community. The Collins RA team invited members from each dorm on campus to perform. RA Kolby Kissinger says, "The goal of this event was to get SAGU students together and break down barriers. We encouraged everyone in the audience to get to know the people around them."

Collins Dorm provided popcorn and bevarages for the audience and decorated the lawn with lights, a stage and student artwork. Artwork included a painted stage backdrop by Steffi Owen, painted banners by Julia Stubbs, metal art by Gonzalo Gutierrez and chalk graffiti by Collins Dorm residents. Collins dorm residents set up a makeshift auditorium with couches and armchairs.

Collins Dorm Pastor David Watts and the RA team consider Collinstock a success. RA Matt Wooten says, "Collinstock was much more than music, lights, and popcorn. It was healthy community."

Watts says, "We had more than 300 students attend and the majority of them stayed the entire time to listen to live music, spoken word and stories. I would love to see Collinstock become an annual tradition."

Click here to view more photos of Collinstock.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The University was established in 1927, and now offers more than 60 associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees on campus or online. More information is available at or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.  

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