COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO NEWS
Truth to Power: Documentary Filmmaking as Catalyst for Change
Jeff Spitz, associate professor in Cinema Art + Science, and his son Sam Spitz highlight social justice issues in their respective documentaries, Food Patriots and CNN’s Chicagoland companion film, The Greens.
Columbia College Appoints New CFO
Michelle Gates brings comprehensive higher education financial experience to position.
Enduring Style: Practice Makes Perfect
The Fashion Studies program strikes up partnership with Willis Tower for a summer fashion exhibition.
Jonathan Stern: New VP of Development
Stern begins duties in August, overseeing fundraising, alumni, foundation/corporate relations, special events.
Columbia College Teams Up with Shepard Fairey and “The Provocateurs” Exhibition
Acclaimed street artists Shepard Fairey, Cleon Peterson, POSE and RETNA bring subversive art to the Wabash Arts Corridor’s “Living Urban Canvas”
Curator Tours Guerrilla Girls Exhibition
Neysa Page Lieberman, curator of the “Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond” exhibit, discusses several of the installations in the Glass Curtain Gallery.
Columbia students and alumni work together to fund their independent feature film, “It’s a Terrible Week for Singing.”
Research Group Studies Human Mind
The Research Group in Mind, Science and Culture, formed by the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, will focus on understanding the human mind.
Columbia Improv Team Wins Nationals
Columbia College Chicago improv team, Droppin’ $cience, wins the National College Improv Tournament, beating 126 other college teams.
Historian Discusses Presidential Courage
NBC News/PBS commentator and presidential historian Michael Beschloss spoke about presidential courage at the final 2011/2012 Conversations in the Arts lecture.
'Scholarship Columbia' Record
Columbia College Chicago raised more money in its fourth giving cycle than ever before for its Scholarship Columbia program.
Bestselling author and historian Michael Beschloss speaks at Columbia College Chicago’s 2011/2012 Conversations in the Arts series.
Record Scholarship Amount Raised
Columbia College Chicago raised more money in its fourth giving cycle than ever before for the Scholarship Columbia program.
Columbia Welcomes Gloria Steinem
Columbia College Chicago welcomed iconic activist Gloria Steinem to campus with a standing-room only crowd for the college's Conversations in the Arts series.
Students Help with City Cultural Plan
Columbia College hosts town hall meeting for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan in collaboration with AEMM "Comparative Cultural Policy" class.
Celebrating African Heritage Month
Month-long program features cultural events, screenings and discussions celebrating diversity and identity.
Chicago Cabaret performers and Musical Theatre students present a night of music to raise scholarship funds.
CCC Press Receives Driehaus Grant
Driehaus Foundation helps fund Columbia College Chicago Press publication, “Architecture of Segregation,” a volume of essays focused on the relationship between place and race.
All That Jazz
Musicians Meshell Ndegeocello and Christian McBride visit Columbia for student interactive discussion and performance with the Chicago Jazz Ensemble.
Concert raises funds for MOVED
Columbia College Dance/Movement Therapy students create concert to raise money for MOVED, the student organization promoting Dance/Movement Therapy as a healing technique.
NEA Awards Grants to Columbia
Funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago and the Chicago Jazz Ensemble will support residencies and new works.
Fifteen Columbia College students spent three days in Iowa interviewing analysts, voters and campaign staff for a J-term class titled “Covering the Iowa Caucus.”
Students Design Games for Retailer
Product design majors gain real-life experience creating games to be sold at Marbles: The Brain Store.
Student Among AAF Awardees
Marketing Communication senior Derrick Milton is chosen as one of 50 “Most Promising Minority Students” by the American Advertising Federation
Lunch Unites Donors and Students
Columbia College Chicago’s inaugural Students First Scholarship Luncheon brought together donors and scholarship recipients for the first time for an afternoon of recognition.