Grammy Award Winning Artist Lupe Fiasco Stops by WCRX-FM!
Orin De Jonge, known on-air as Spangooli the Don, recently had the opportunity to welcome Grammy Award winning artist Lupe Fiasco to his weekly Hip Hop show, "Say Word Radio," on WCRX-FM. "Why did a big corporation give us all this money?" Adam McKay
, writer, producer, and director of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,
was welcomed with a standing ovation from a packed house of Columbia College Chicago students prior to a question and answer session after an advance screening of the movie. Read more… Dave Berner's Memoir Wins 2013 Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year Award
Dave W. Berner, Associate Professor Radio Department, has won the 2013 Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year Award
for his memoir, Any Road Will Take You There: A Journey of Fathers and Son
in the category of nontraditional nonfiction. DJ A-OH Named Program Director at WMIB, 103.5 FM in Miami, FL
WGCI-FM's DJ A-OH ('10) can now add another title to his lengthy resume, as he has been tabbed as the first ever Program Director at new Miami, FL Urban Contemporary station, WMIB-FM/103.5 The Beat. AA&A Student JJ McNeal featured in the Chronicle
This week’s Chronicle (11/18/2013 issue) features composer JJ McNeal who currently pursues an interdisciplinary degree at Columbia College Chicago with coursework in the Audio Arts & Acoustics, Music, and Cinema Art + Science Departments. AA&A Prof. Howard Sandroff’s work performed at Clark University (video)
During AA&A Prof. Howard Sandroff’s invited residency at Clark University, Worcester, MA. (10/29-30/2013), flutist Emi Fergusen gave a spectacular performance of Sandroff’s composition “Chant des Femmes.” WCRX-FM's Brendan Taylor Interviews Metro Chicago Owner Joe Shanahan The Student Programming Board
at Columbia College Chicago recently sponsored their Annual Music Conference (MIC), and WCRX-FM's
Brendan Taylor had the opportunity to sit down and talk with the keynote speaker of the event, legendary Metro Chicago
nightclub owner, Joe Shanahan. Filmmaker Illustrator Designs Flight Concept
CA+S MFA Candidate Robert-Carnilius Cogdell
believes that as an independent filmmaker and a student filmmaker it is critical that we branch out and have other skills in our careers to help us succeed. Read more... Advance Screening Opportunities Compliment the Cinema Art + Science Experience
Partnership with CBS Films offers students the opportunity to see free Hollywood movies and Independent films first. Read more... Art and Materials Conservation Program Mentioned in Chicago Sun-Times Article
The story, which quotes Columbia College Chicago's new President, Dr. Kwang-Wu Kim, is titled, "Colleges feel pressure to help produce, deliver technology training." Frank Donaldson Reelected to Chicago Federation of Musicians Board of Directors
Adjunct percussion instructor Frank Donaldson was recently reelected to this third three-year term on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Federation of Musicians. WCRX-FM's "Nothing But Net" Interviews Top Northwestern Basketball Recruits
Two of the top High School basketball players in the nation, Bryant McIntosh of Greensburg High School (IN), and Scott Lindsey of Fenwick High School (IL), recently discussed their recruiting process with WCRX-FM's
"Nothing But Net," co-hosts Miguel Flores and Joseph George. Cinema Art + Science Student Film Festival Showcases Moving Image Production
Twelve finalist films made in Foundations classes screened before a full house at the 25th semi-annual Take 1 Student Film Festival. Read more... Faculty member Ivan Brunetti's illustration makes the cover of New City Congratulations to Art + Design faculty member, Ivan Brunetti, for making the cover of New City this month
. Why Documentary and Why Now?
CA+S faculty member and documentary filmmaker Ruth Leitman
walked into her first week of class noticing a zeal for documentary in this year's group of incoming freshman. Read more... Journal Publications: PT Faculty, Adam McOmber Adam McOmber has new short stories in Conjuctions 61: A Menagerie, Fifth Wednesday, and The Collagist. Reviews: Associate Professor, Eric May's BEDROCK FAITH Two more reviews for Eric May's BEDROCK FAITH. Update on Peter Cook's Sabbatical Work
Cook has completed a two-month trip traveling throughout Europe doing research, and he's currently serving as a Visiting Fellow at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago. Michelle Barreras and Mary Quest Present at National Progressive Education Network Conference
Their presentation was titled, “Enhancing Storytelling with Technology." Fereshteh Toosi’s Project Featured in Chicago Tribune
GARLIC & GREENS: Shoebox Lunch was also featured in a symposium and exhibition highlighting projects by artists, cultural workers, radical chefs, rural and urban famers, and small businesses. Award: Assistant Professor, Nami Mun receives Spirit of Youth Award Nami Mun receives Spirit of Youth Award from the National Runaway Hotline. MFA Candidate Producing a Puppet Passion Project
CA+S MFA Candidate Conor O'Farrell
is collaborating with Chicago native and MFA Candidate Sehaj Sethi from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU to produce her thesis film featuring a cast of rod puppets. Read more... Grammy Nominated Artist B.o.B. Interviewed at WCRX-FM!
WCRX-FM's Orin De Jonge, known on-air as Spangooli the Don, interviewed Hip Hop artist B.o.B
live in-studio on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013. Chapbook: Poetry MFA, Andrew Ruzkowski's A Shape & Sound MFA Candidate in Poetry, Andrew Ruzkowski's chapbook, A Shape & Sound, is out from Emerge Literary Journal. THE PAINTER—A CCC Collaboration
CA+S faculty members and partners in production, Kevin
and DeAnna Cooper
, Cinematographer Adam Jones
, Production Designer Tom Kesling
, in addition to other Columbia College faculty, staff, and students worked on The Painter
, the award-winning short film that tackles the tough subject of how violence in Chicago is robbing youth of their innocence. Read more... Cinema Arts & Crafts CA+S filmmakers collaborated on Arts & Crafts, a web series that follows a student who transfers to art school. Read more... Carmen DeFalco of ESPN Chicago Honored as One of the Top Sports Talk Show Hosts in America
Carmen DeFalco (B.A. '99) afternoon co-host at ESPN Chicago (AM 1000), has been selected by renowned radio industry publication, "Talkers Magazine," as one of the Top 100 Sports Talk Show Hosts in America. Wes Adams Named Program Director/Afternoon Host in Muscle Shoals, AL
Wes Adams (B.A. '10) will be taking his extensive programming expertise to Muscle Shoals, Alabama, as the new Program Director/Afternoon Host for country music station, WLAY, 103.5 FM. Review: Professor, David Lazar's Occasional Desire Popmatters.com recently reviewed Professor David Lazar's new book of essays, Occasional Desire. AA&A Professor Sandroff Recognized for Artistry, Innovation and Inspiration
In a recent Columbia College Chicago faculty profile
, Professor Howard Sandroff, Audio Arts & Acoustics, discusses his career as an artist, performer and composer. Journal Publications: Professor, Garnett Kilberg Cohen in Fifth Wednesday and The Prague Revue Professor, Garnett Kilberg Cohen has an essay up at The Prague Revue and a short story in the print journal Fifth Wednesday. Interview: Professor, David Lazar at The Conversant Professor, David Lazar has a long conversation with Mary Cappello posted on The Conversant!
Kristina Sutton Attends Prestigious Public Radio Conference in Atlanta, GA
In a nationwide search sponsored by Air (Association of Independents In Radio)
, Senior Radio Major Kristina Sutton was awarded a scholarship and an invitation to attend the Public Radio Programming Conference in Atlanta, GA. Columbia Chronicle Again Wins National Journalism Honors
The Columbia Chronicle
again has won national recognition for its excellent journalism. On Thursday, it received the coveted 2012-13 Pacemaker award from the Associated Collegiate Press Association in the non-daily category. Last spring, the paper won the SPJ’s 2012 Mark of Excellence Award as the best college weekly at a large school in the country. Anthology: PT Faculty, Mort Castle’s All American Horror of the 21st Century
PT Faculty, Mort Castle’s All American Horror of the 21st Century: The First Decade, 2000 -2010 drops is out now from Wicker Park Press!
Katie Paciga Coauthors Book Chapter, Leads Workshop
The book chapter appears in Whose Knowledge Counts in Government Literacy Policies?: Why Expertise Matters. Bill T. Jones' recent 'Face to Face' conversation with Students
Award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones was recently in residence at The Dance Center with his company Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company and spoke with students across campus in an intimate conversation about life as an artist. Journal Publication: Professor, Joe Meno in McSweeney’s 44
Professor, Joe Meno’s short story, “Animals,” appears in the new issue of McSweeney’s! Chapbook: PT Faculty, Michael Robins’ Little Felons PT Faculty, Michael Robins’ chapbook, Little Felons, is out now from Strange Machine Books! WCRX-FM's Brian Woodworth Interviews Comedian Horatio Sanz
Comedian and Actor Horatio Sanz ('92) recently visited Columbia College Chicago for "Conversations in the Arts,"
Friday Morning Host, Brian Woodworth, covered the event and got an exclusive interview. Paul D'Amato at DePaul Art Museum
Paul D'Amato at DePaul Art Museum, We Shall: September 12 – November 24 School of Media Arts Students Cover Iceland Airwaves Music Festival
Eight Columbia College Chicago students from the Radio Department and Journalism Department, recently traveled to Reykjavik, Iceland to cover the annual Iceland Airwaves Music Festival
via the Covering International Festivals: Iceland
course. WCRX-FM's Orin De Jonge Interviews Atlantic Recording Artists Trevor Jackson & Justine Skye
Orin De Jonge, known on-air as Spangooli the Don, who hosts the Monday night underground Hip Hop & R&B show on WCRX-FM
, "Say Word Radio," continues to snare exclusive interviews with artists that are making an impact on the charts. Earn Your MA Degree in Two Summers
The Interdisciplinary Arts MA program guides and supports artists and educators who wish to expand their creative practices and deepen their understanding of interdisciplinary art theory, history, and technique. AA&A student and alumnus in the news! AA&A students and alumni keep impacting our community!
Matt DeWine (B.A. 2004) is keeping Pieholden Suite Sound
recording studio alive and well in its Ukranian Village (2116 W Chicago Avenue) neighborhood, while sophomore Adam Kowalczyk is bringing to life a new "idea lab," 32 forty
, in Bridgeport (3240 S Morgan Street). Reviews: Associate Professor, Eric May's BEDROCK FAITH Professor Eric May's first novel Bedrock Faith, forthcoming from Akashic Books, has its first two glowing reviews! Journal Publication: MFA Candidate, James Eidson in Leveler MFA Candidate, James Eidson, has a poem in Leveler! Where the Past Comes Back to Life
Film historian Matthew C. Hoffman
(BA ’98) is the programmer of the Park Ridge Classic Film series hosted by the Pickwick Theatre. Read more... Filmmakers and Students Up Close and Personal
Chicago International Film Festival networking opportunities abound on campus. Read more... Chapbook: MFA Poetry Alumnus, Stephen Danos' Gravitational
MFA Poetry Alumnus, Stephen Danos, has placed his chapbook Gravitational with The New Megaphone. Journal Publication: Jill Talbot on The Paris Review Review Daily Jill Talbot's essay "Radio Silence" is up on The Paris Review Review Daily Swan Song Summer
Cinema Art + Science students and alumni worked as key crew on the recently wrapped feature length film by legendary director and adjunct faculty member John Hancock
. Read more... Opportunity Knocks on OPEN TABLES
F&V adjunct faculty member Jack C. Newell (BA '04) recently wrapped Chicago production on Open Tables, a feature with a crew comprised of several Columbia College alums and students. Read more... Kenneth Daley to Edit Volume on Walter Pater
Dr. Daley will edit the Appreciations edition, the sixth of ten volumes in the forthcoming collection. Rami Gabriel Gives Reading in Chicago
The reading at the Seminary Coop Bookstore was from his book Why I Buy: Self, Taste, and Consumer Society in America. Adam and Rover Steal the Show CA+S alum Valencia Spates (BA ’12) recently was awarded a $1,500 first prize for the Adam and Rover Stopmotion Competition sponsored by Design Ideas. Read more... Writers Honored at Annual Competition CA+S students and alums were honored at the recent Written Image Awards ceremony that was held during Alumni Weekend festivities. Read more... Write To The Top CA+S BA candidate Nicholas Olson has been selected to represent Columbia College as the nominee for the Michael Collyer Fellowship in Screenwriting. Read more... Special Mention: David Lazar and Hotel Amerika in Best American Essays 2013
David Lazar and Hotel Amerika
receive a special mention in the introduction of Best American Essays
2013! Journal Publication: Alumni and Faculty in 1913 Alumni and Faculty in 1913 A Journal of Forms. Jill Talbot Has a Flash Essay in Defunct Magazine
Jill Talbot's Flash Essay, "On Hold," appears in Defunct Magazine. Congratulations to Nami Mun!
Nami Mun will serve as Director of Undergraduate Fiction Programs for the 2013-2014 academic year! Kristen Kaza Featured in Huffington Post
The Huffington Post recently featured adjunct faculty member, Kristen Kaza in an article entitled “Meet These 15 Inspiring Chicagoans Who Dropped Everything and Pursued Their Passions”. Poetry MFA Abigail Zimmer in The Likewise Folio!
Poetry MFA Abigail Zimmer has four poems in The Likewise Folio! Sebastian Huydts featured in 8th Latino Music Festival
Music faculty member Sebastian Huydts to perform piano music from Spain and Argentina in concert on October 10. Student Profile: Katie Kather
Katie Kather, a graduate student in Columbia's journalism department, recently completed a six-month internship at WBEZ Chicago Public Radio.
Kather said that ever since she decided to pursue a career in journalism, she wanted to work in radio and dreamed of being at WBEZ in some capacity.
“I like the culture of public radio,” she said. “I like using sound to enhance stories.”
Hear a sample of her work here
. Poetry MFA Tyler Cain Lacy's chapbook, REUS (Pressboard Press, 2014)
Poetry MFA Tyler Cain Lacy's chapbook, REUS, has been picked up by Pressboard Press. It is forthcoming in 2014. Garnett Kilberg Cohen in the current Brevity.
Director of the Undergraduate Creative Nonfiction program, Garnett Kilberg Cohen, has an essay in the current issue of Brevity! Ronn Pitts: Gone But Never Forgotten
The legendary filmmaker and longtime CA+S faculty and staff member's spirit will live on with us forever. Read more... The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury, has been released as an ebook by HarperPerennial.
Associate Chair Sam Weller's national bestselling book, The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury, has been released as an ebook by HarperPerennial. South Loop Review and Best American Essays
South Loop Review Vol. 14 contributor Vicki Weiqi Yang and her essay, “Field Notes on Hair,” will be featured in The Best American Essays 2013 anthology forthcoming October 8, 2013. South Loop Review also has 3 “Notable Essay” Award from The Best American Essays 2013 Recent Work by Columbia Students, Faculty, Alumni Hotel Amerika has four Best American "Notable Essays of the Year"
Hotel Amerika, Spring 2013 has four Best American "Notable Essays of the Year" from The Best American Essays 2013:
Get ready for the 11th WCRX “Holly Jolly Trolley” Food Drive!
The annual tradition returns as WCRX teams up with the Greater Chicago Food Depository Dec 5th. "The Process" Dialogue, topics, community
Catch "Holly Jolly Trolley" coverage on the December 7th-8th and 14th-15th editions of "The Process". Get in the Holiday mood!
The countdown to the annual WCRX Holly Jolly Trolley has begun! Jill Talbot Has Been Busy
Jill Talbot, the 2013-2015 Elma Stuckey Writer-in-Residence, has been busy lately with publications. Book Signing for Jeff Jacobson's SLEEP TIGHT Part-time Faculty in the Department of Creative Writing Jeff Jacobson will be signing copies of his new novel, SLEEP TIGHT, on October 9th, from 12:00 to 2:00pm, at Books-A-Million (144 S. Clark St).
News From Hotel Amerika
Monica McFawn's collection, Bright Shards of Someplace Else (which contains selections previously published in Hotel Amerika), has won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Christine Maul Rice's novel-in-progress was shortlisted in the 2013 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition
Christine Maul Rice, Part-time Creative Writing faculty, had her novel-in-progress shortlisted in the 2013 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. Joshua Young’s collaborative chapbook with Gregory Sherl is a finalist for Bloof Books Chapbook Contest!
Associate Director of Poetry & Nonfiction, Joshua Young’s collaborative chapbook with Gregory Sherl, Some Love, is a finalist for Bloof Books Chapbook Contest! Poetry MFA Alumnus, Stephen Danos, Is a Finalist (Twice)
Poetry MFA Alumus, Stephen Danos’s manuscript Based on a Book Based on a True Story was a finalist for The Joanna Cargill Coconut Book Prize for a First Book and The Akron Poetry Prize.
The New Issue of Ghost Town features Alumni, Students, and More
The new issue of Ghost Town Magazine features work from MFA Poetry students Abigail Zimmer, Samantha Schaefer, and Cameron Decker, and MFA Poetry alumnae, S’Marie Clay, as well as Associate Director of Poetry & Nonfiction, Joshua Young. Wilfredo Cruz Authors Book on Old Irving Park
His new book, Images of America: Old Irving Park, was reviewed by The Chicago Reader and DNAinfo.com. New Name and New Strategies
“Cinema is a specificity of vision.” Read more... HEART OF THE HOOD played 40,000 big screens
A crew of Columbia College students worked on the Heart of the Hood behind-the-scenes trailer that played in 40,000 movie theaters as part of the Sprite Films competition
. Read more... Instructor By Day, Investigator By Night
When she's not asking students about mise-en-scene, plot points or the Kuleshov effect, CA+S adjunct faculty member Francine J. Sanders is posing tough questions to interview subjects. Read more... Francisco Castillo Trigueros' work featured in Scientific American
Music staff member and adjunct instructor Francisco Castillo Trigueros' recent collaborative work was featured in an article in Scientific American
on September 3. Maha Gorgi Nabs Midday Slot at WYRB, 106.3 FM in Rockford, IL
Maha Gorgi (B.A. '11) has been promoted to full-time Midday Host at rhythmic/urban contemporary station, WYRB, 106.3 FM (Power 106) in Rockford, IL. Alumnus Clarissa Bonet on Feature Shoot
2012 MFA Alumnus Clarissa Bonet's Dark City on Feature Shoot
Alumnus Clarissa Bonet on Feature Shoot
2012 MFA Alumnus Clarissa Bonet's Dark City on Feature Shoot
Fiction Writing Faculty Awarded at World Horror Convention Associate Chair Sam Weller and part-time fiction writing faculty Mort Castle received two Bram Stoker Awards from the Horror Writer’s Association at the 2013 World Horror Convention in New Orleans. Ray Flores Handles Ring Announcing Duties on Undercard of Mayweather Jr. vs. Canelo Fight in Las Vegas, NV
In what was billed as "one of the biggest fights in years," Ray Flores (B.A. '09) of ESPN Chicago was in front of a "live" audience, as Ring Announcer on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul "Canelo" Alvarez boxing match on Saturday, September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. LAS Dean's Office Releases Fourth Issue of @LAS Magazine. The publication is the annual magazine of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and this is the fourth issue in as many years. David Trinidad Featured in Best American Poetry 2013. Associate professor in Poetry David Trinidad's book Peyton Place: A Haiku Soap Opera was published by Turtle Point Press this August. The book comprises over 500 haikus based on episodes of the 1960s soap opera. An excerpt was selected for Best American Poetry 2013.
White Noise from Professor in Poetry Tony Trigilio Professor in Poetry Tony Trigilio's book White Noise will be released this September from Apostrophe Books. Stephen Asma Awarded Fulbright
Dr. Asma's Fulbright award is the fourth in two years for professors in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. We Were Students and Filmmakers Al Benoit (BA '13), working with CA+S students and Magnanimous Media, just wrapped production on his short film We Were Monsters and Detectives. Read more... Production Designers Create Earth, Wind and Fire
A group of Cinema Art + Science alumni worked with adjunct faculty member Margaret Goddard-Knop on Opera-Matic’s New Moon Lagoon. Read more... Camp Kuleshov Rocks
Ben Winter (BA’10), a current assistant editor at Red Car, recently won the 2013 AICE Chicago Camp Kuleshov trailer editing Grand Prize with his entry Planet of Rocks. Read more... Susan Budde Has Article Published
The article, "Parents' Rights from a Former Head Start Parent's Perspective,” was published in the July/August 2013 issue of Exchange
. Angela Fowler Coauthors Article on 'Valuing Children’s Right to Time'
The article appears in the July/August 2013 issue of Exchange
. Azar Khosravani and Constantin Rasinariu Collaborate on Paper
The paper, "n-Digit Benford Distributed Random Variables,” was accepted for publication in Advances and Applications in Statistics. Weihua Li Has Two Papers Published
The papers appeared in Operators and Matrices
and Bulletin of the Australian Mathematical Society. Creative Producer Creating Change
Jessica Estelle Huggins (BA '12) is the Creative Producer of Chi~Voices: A Poetic Film Series, a spoken word piece about the spectrum of violence. Read more... Jam On It!
Come on Out 'n Jam - This fall students can celebrate and practice their improv skills in three dance styles -- Tap, Jazz and Latin Dance. New Work by James Kimo Williams to Premier at Brooklyn Academy of Music
A new composition by James Kimo Williams, commissioned by the New York string ensemble ETHEL, will premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in October. Dan Pasquerelli Hits a Home Run Interning for Total Traffic Network
Being a lifelong baseball fan, Radio Department Senior Dan Pasquerelli is living the dream, covering Major League Baseball games on both sides of the city, as an intern for Total Traffic Network in Chicago. "Taylor" Made for Success
With a production internship at ESPN Chicago, on-air shift at WCRX-FM
, and a role in a forthcoming movie, Senior Radio Major Brendan Taylor has proven that coming to Columbia College Chicago to obtain a second B.A. has been an outstanding choice. Radio Major Marisa Fotieo Spends Summer Interning in NYC
Radio Department Senior Marisa Fotieo is making the most of a tremendous opportunity as an intern for the "Ty Loves NY," Morning Show on 92.3 FM in NYC. Fighting Game and the NoiseFloor Team is Win/Win
F&V adjunct faculty member Cory Coken
('95) with NoiseFloor LTD. co-creator Jamie Vanadia
(BA '96), and a staff mainly comprised of Columbia College alums, recently wrapped work on their latest video game collaboration with Netherrealm Studios, Warner Brothers and DC Comics on “Injustice: Gods Among Us.” Read more... Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences elects Columbia College Chicago adjunct faculty member, Cheryl Boone Isaacs as President. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has elected Columbia College Chicago adjunct faculty member, Cheryl Boone Isaacs as President of their organization. Miguel Flores and Joe George Interview Former Chicago High School Basketball Legend Ronnie Fields
Radio students Miguel Flores and Joe George have seen their weekly podcast, "Nothing But Net,"
grow by leaps and bounds, and one of the reasons is they are relentless when it comes to covering all things Chicago basketball. Photography Faculty, John Opera, at Longhouse Projects
Photography Faculty, John Opera, at Longhouse Projects, May 30th - July 3rd Animation and Game Design Programs Best in Midwest
Columbia College Chicago was recently ranked number one on Animation Career Review’s
list of the “Top 20 Animation and Game Design Schools in the Midwest.” Read more... Music Faculty Perform at International Jazz Festival
Department Chair, Richard Dunscomb, and faculty members Bill Boris and Bobbi Wilsyn performed at the Pescara Jazz Festival in Pescara, Italy. Columbia College Chicago Faculty Member Darrell Jones honored with Bessie award.
Associate Professor of Dance Darrell Jones honored with a Bessie Award for choreography. WCRX-FM's Stacey Lynn Snags Role in Superman, "Man of Steel"
If you've seen the new superman movie, "Man of Steel," chances are you just might have caught a glimpse of WCRX-FM
on-air host Stacey Lynn who worked in the movie as a stand-in for actress Diane Lane. Smart Sound Music
Who doesn't love music? More specifically, who doesn't love free music? Well now you can download and listen to free music right here with Smart Sound Music. Click on this link to start listening..... smartsound.com Chris Huizenga Leads Class in a Rapid Ideation Session
Take a look at adjunct faculty member, Chris Huizenga
as he leads his summer Social Change in Communication
class in a creative rapid ideation activity. STAR-STUDDED SUMMER IN CHICAGOLAND
F&V faculty members DeAnna
and Kevin Cooper
, the husband and wife team of Amarok Productions
, were busy again this summer filming the recently wrapped feature Precious Mettle
starring Paul Sorvino around Chicagoland. Read more... Kevin Dziepak Shoots for and Scores a Position at WSCR, 670 AM
Proving that hard work and dedication at an internship can lead to a job, 2013 Radio Department graduate Kevin Dziepak has been hired as a producer at one of the premier all-sports stations in the country, WSCR, 670 A.M. YouTube and the Successful Channels
Do you have your own YouTube channel but it's not getting a lot of subscribers? Do you wonder what you're doing wrong and how you can be one of the successful channels? Examining Online Social Communities
Mark Perlman's summer Introduction to Public Relations course (54-1700) examines new and emerging social communities. Dominic Calabrese awarded Golden Trumpet Award
Congratulations to Dominic Calabrese, Adjunct Faculty with the Marketing Communication Department who was awarded a Golden Trumpet Award from the Publicity Club of Chicago for his work on behalf of the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind. Shanita Akintonde honored as "Change Agent" for the 2013 ADCOLOR® Awards
Congratulations to Associate Professor, Shanita Akintonde, who was named honoree of "The Change Agent Award" by the ADCOLOR® Awards Honoree Selection Committee, from a list of 91 other qualified nominees. Fall Guest Artists and Events
Fall 2013 promises an amazing line-up of guest artists, who will work with our students - sharing their work, leading classes, and discussing their process... Marcos Balter Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship for Composition
Marcos Balter was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship on April 10 for his work in composition. Rojhat Avsar Presents Paper at Eastern Economic Association Conference
His paper was titled, “Rawlsian defense of the Individual Mandate: ‘Collective asset’ approach." Fereshteh Toosi Mentioned in Chicago Reader Story about Art Installation
The story is about a temporary art installation in the Papermaker’s Garden, which she and a group of students created during a weekend workshop in April. MANIFEST- Live Cooking Demo with Luke Palermo
It’s the end of the school year! What a better way to celebrate than joining us at MANIFEST in collaboration with the Television Department to support one of esteemed faculty members and a great cause. From Columbia To Memphis
F&V writer/director/co-producer William Bryan (BA '12) marked his tenth trip to Memphis, Tennessee by locking down the pre-production aspects of his passion project, Nobody, a biographical short film about Elvis Presley. Read more...
Student Chapter of the IAEA/NAEA Wins Again
The Columbia College Chicago student chapter of the IAEA/NAEA won the Student Chapter of the Year Award for the second year in a row. Digital humanities, ocean dumping the subjects of next year’s LAS Dean’s Lectures
The lecturers are Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick in the fall, and Dr. Steven Corey in the spring. Alum Posting on Facebook Leads Radio Grad Ella Rakowski to On-Air Spot
Taking full advantage of being active on social media and connecting with alums, Ella Rakowski (B.A. '12) has landed a position as on-air talent at KOKZ, 105.7 FM in Waterloo, Iowa. Luis Nasser Coauthors Paper Published in The Astrophysical Journal
Dr. Nasser also participated in the Noyce Science Seminar Lectures, and spoke at the Evanston Public Library through a program called Playing with Science. Pan Papacosta Completes Weeklong Stint as Visiting Professor at the Nordic Institute of Stage and Studio
Dr. Papacosta also had his paper, “Cosmic Art: Artistic Expressions of the Universe in Science,” published. Fairy Tales Are For Real, Contests Count
F&V alum Heather Dunoon
(BA '13) was named the 2013 Michael Collyer Fellow in Screenwriting, receiving recognition from the Writers Guild (East) and $10,000 for writing a feature film she pitched titled Remember Me
. Read more... 'I Expected Nothing and Hoped for Everything'
F&V student AJ Young
('14) won the Academy’s Oscar Experience College Search
, handed out statuettes during the ceremony in February, and made it a priority to network while in Los Angeles. Read more... Producer, Alumnus Teitel Teaches SiLA Class
(BA ’90), producer of Barbershop
, Soul Food
, and many other films, was a smash hit teaching the Creative Producing graduate class as part of Semester in LA. Read more... Rybicky Earns Documentary Attention, Support
F&V faculty member Dan Rybicky
’s Almost There
was one of four submissions chosen from across the country to receive funding from the Independent Television Service (ITVS), and premiere on PBS later in 2014. Read more... AA&A Celebrates: Graduating/Award-Winning Students & Doug Jones’s Emeritus Appointment
This year’s Manifest Reception for the AA&A Department
will be dedicated to our students, recognizing our graduating seniors and their families and honoring our 2012-2013 Scholarship winners. It will also celebrate the naming of the first AA&A Associate Professor Emeritus, Mr. Doug Jones
, Acoustics scholar and the AA&A Department’s recently retired founding Chair. When: Friday, 5/17, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: 33 E. Congress, Room 105C (enter on Wabash, make a left, and then a right through room 101 towards Room 105C). Michael Niederman Announced as President of iDMAa
The Television Department is extremely proud our own Department Chair Michael Niederman, he can now add another feather in his cap as he is officially the President of the International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAa). McCoy & Meyer Launch With 'Famous' Ad
F&V alumni Eric McCoy
, Director (BA '09), and Justus Meyer
, Producer (BA '11), have teamed up to formally launch their award-winning production company, McCoy & Meyer, with the debut of a headline commercial for Famous Footwear's nationwide Mother's Day campaign. Read more... Karen Haigh Presents on Panel Discussion
The panel discussion, “Ingredients of High-Quality School Readiness Programs,” took place at the Early Childhood Education for the Future symposium. Rosita Sands to Serve on National Arts Subcommittee
Dr. Sands has been selected to serve on the Common Core, Grades 13-14, Subcommittee of Writers for the next generation of the National Standards in the Arts
. Big Screen: 17 Years and Still Going Strong
The Film & Video Department's Big Screen—held Thursday, April 25—screened nine finalist films and presented cash awards to A.J. Sheeran’s
(BA '11) The Treehouse
(Best of Fest and Audience Award), Maria Abraham’s
(MFA '12) Girl With Child
(Cinematography Award to Chris Nelson), and Nick Barks’
(BA '11) Dispatch
(Editing Award). Read more... Teaching Homage, Creating Homage
F&V faculty member Vaun Monroe
produced and directed The Belle of New Orleans,
featured in The Goodman Theatre’s production of By The Way, Meet Vera Stark,
with a crew of alumni, current students and colleagues including adjunct faculty members Jennifer Peepas
and Jeffrey Jon Smith
. Read more... K. Crom Saunders Has Paper Accepted into MLA Conference
His paper is titled, “The De-Globalization of World Sign Languages." The New Yorker Publishes Michael Robbins' Work
His poem, “Günter Glieben Glauchen Glöben,” appears in the April 22nd issue. Radio Students Interview #1 Ranked Basketball Player Jabari Parker
Radio Department Freshman Miguel Flores and Sophomore Joseph George continue to take their "Nothing But Net,"
podcast to new heights, as they snared an interview with the #1 ranked boys High School basketball player in the United States, Senior forward Jabari Parker of Class 4 A Illinois State Champion Simeon High School. Radio Graduate Katie Baker Wins Gracie Award
Katie Baker (B.A. '08), Associate Producer for Harpo Radio, Inc. (Sirius/XM Radio), was honored with her second prestigious Gracie Award
for Outstanding Lifestyle Program for her work on "O You 2012," which aired on Harpo Radio. RoseAnna Mueller Presents at Bilkent University in Turkey
Her talk was titled, “Women Narrating Latin American Women’s Lives." Jerry Adams Co-Presents 'Why Do Students Fail? A Students' Perspective'
The paper examines the results and detailed analysis of a survey of around 750 students from several colleges and universities in the Midwest. James Falzone Featured in Chicago Tribune
The story, “Can six clarinets make beautiful jazz together?” profiles Falzone’s most recent musical project Renga Ensemble. Constantin Rasinariu Gives Talk on Research
His lecture was titled, “Shape invariance in deformation quantization." Jim DeRogatis Pens Tribute to Roger Ebert
The article appeared in his blog, Pop N Stuff, and was titled, “Roger Ebert: Intellectual hero, critical inspiration, colleague, and friend." Spring 2013 LAS Dean's Lecture with Dr. Laura Karpman Now on YouTube
Dr. Karpman is a four-time Emmy award-winning multimedia composer and educator. Faculty Member Secures Distribution
F&V faculty member Julian Grant's
feature film, F*ckload of Scotch Tape
(FLOST) has signed with Chicago-based Revision Entertainment for North American exploitation in all media
. Read more... Tim Richards Named Program Director in Phoenix, AZ
Tim Richards (B.A. '91) has been tabbed Program Director at country music station KMLE, 107.9 FM in Phoenix, Arizona. Experimental Field Trip
Nine students and alumni of the Film & Video deparment's Experimental Film Society with faculty advisor Ted Hardin
traveled to the 51st Ann Arbor Film Festival where they exchanged ideas with experimental and documentary filmmakers from around the country. Read more... James Falzone to Teach this Summer at Deep Springs College
Falzone will be a visiting professor/artist and teaching improvisation and lecturing about John Cage and Olivier Messiaen. Dave Dolak Interviewed in Chicago Sun-Times Publication
Dolak talks about his work as a luthier, his intersets, and being a college instructor. Stephen Asma Interviewed for Bloggingheads.tv
Dr. Asma was interviewed by Paul Bloom, the Chair of Department of Cognitive Science at Yale University. Rob Lagueux Has Article Published
His article is titled, "Inverting Bloom’s Taxonomy: The Role of Affective Responses in Teaching and Learning." Pan Papacosta Gives Three Talks
He presented at the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago, at the annual meeting of AAC&U, and, most recently, at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Dominic Pacyga Awarded Fulbright
Dr. Pacyga will be teaching in Krakow, Poland at Jagiellonian University over the 2013-14 academic year. TVAS Vimeo Page
TVAS is proud to announce that our Vimeo page is now up and running. Music Students Awarded at Notre Dame Jazz Festival
The Fusion Ensemble performed at the Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival on March 2. Alumnus Morgan Krauss Wins International Composition Prize
Morgan Krauss (BMus 2012) took first prize at the International Young Composers Meeting. Heather Minges Wols Receives AAI Undergraduate Faculty Travel Grant
The grant will allow her to travel to Honolulu, HI, this May, where she will present at IMMUNOLGY 2013. Matt Donahue Earns Promotion with WLS, 94.7 FM
Since obtaining a position at WLS, 94.7 FM two years ago, Matt Donahue (B.A. '11) continues to move up in the company, as he has now been promoted to Programming Assistant at the station. Sarah Odishoo Wins Nonfiction Award for Essay
Odishoo won the Zone 3 Nonfiction Award for her essay, "Eat Me: Instructions from the Unseen." Lisa DiFranza Presents at Loyola University Chicago's Center for Urban Research and Learning
Her talk was titled, "The Living News: Fusing Theater and Journalism to Examine Homelessness in Chicago." A Conversation with Writer/Producer Jeff Vlaming
A Conversation with Writer/Producer Jeff Vlaming, Moderated by TV Department Associate Chair, Sharon Ross Radio Students Breaking New Ground with Weekly Podcast
Radio Department Freshman Miguel Flores and Sophomore Joseph George have put together an original weekly podcast
entitled, "Nothing But Net,"
that brings a fresh perspective on the high school sports scene in the Midwest, as well as diving into discussions with local and national guests. Philip Seward Chosen as Finalist in National Chamber Opera Competition
Philip Seward's opera, How to Date a Coloratura
, was selected as a Chamber Opera Competition finalist. Help strike out hunger
Tis the season, the annual WCRX Holly Jolly Trolley is back! In a hurry?
Various ways to donate to the "Holly Jolly Trolley". AA+A co-sponsors "Next Gen Audio" presentation by Joe Zhen
Noted Scholar Joe Zhen
will be on campus with a new presentation on NEXT GENERATION AUDIO in collaboration with the Audio Arts + Acoustics Dept. and the Film & Video Dept. in Room 504, 1104 S. Wabash Street at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Wilfredo Cruz Quoted in Chicago Reporter Story
Dr. Cruz commented on the 2009 case of Karolina Obrycka, who was beaten by an off-duty Chicago policeman. Ken Daley Has Essay Published
His essay was titled, “Pater's Books and the Collected Works Digital Archive." Finishing Line Press Publishes Allan Johnston's New Book
Johnston's new book of poems is titled, Departures
. Dominic Pacyga Quoted in Chicago Tribune
Dr. Pacyga was interviewed for a story titled, "Small-Town Church Built with Pieces from Chicago Parishes.” Carol Lloyd Rozansky Presents at University of Nebraska at Omaha Seminar
The Chair of the Education Department presented, "From Reading to Writing: Helping Students Comprehend Challenging Texts." Nicole Wilson Has Poem Published in Butler University Publication
Her poem, “Cow in a Cradle," appeared in Booth. Wilson’s chapbook is forthcoming from Phantom Limb Press. MFA Student, Jess Dugan, in Daylight Magazine
MFA Student, Jess Dugan, in Daylight Magazine (a 2012 Daylight Photo Awards juror pick). "The Abe Kanan Show," on Sirius/XM Receives a Promotion
"The Abe Kanan Show," featuring radio alum Abe Kanan (B.A. '03), along with fellow alum Dan Levy (B.A. '04), can now be heard live and uncensored every Thursday and Friday 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. CST, on the Howard Stern Sirius/XM Channel, "Howard 101." MFA Candidate Chris Marnach wins Glimmer Train award
Graduate student Christopher Marnach won first place in Glimmer Train's annual Short Story Award for New Writers. Michael Robbins' Book Named in Best of 2012 Lists
His book, Alien vs. Predator, was published in March of 2012 by Penguin. Andrew Causey Presents at 111th Annual American Anthropological Association Meeting
His presentation used images he created during 1994-95 fieldwork research in Sumatra, Indonesia. Wilfredo Cruz Awarded Columbia College Faculty Development Committee Award
He will use the award during his Spring 2013 sabbatical. Teresa Prados-Torreira Presents on American Studies Association Panel
The panel discussed "Cartooning, Caricature, and the Imperial Grotesque." Sarah Odishoo Has Nonfiction Essay Published
The article, “Eating Angels,” appears in the December 2012 issue of The Montreal Review. Fall 2012 LAS Dean's Lecture with Peter S. Cook Now on YouTube
Click here to see the URL that directs you to the Fall 2012 LAS Dean's Lecture featuring Peter S. Cook, Associate Professor in the Department of ASL-English Interpretation. AA+A Live Sound Alumni Receive National Recognition AA+A Live Sound Alumni, Kevin Glendinning (2000) and Vic Wagner (2007) receive National recognition at the 12th Annual Parnelli Awards gala held Oct. 20, 2012 at the Mirage Las Vegas, the premier awards show for the Live Event Industry. Brendan Riley Named Interim Executive Director of PCA/ACA
Dr. Riley will help lead an organization that is at the center of the study and promotion of popular culture in America. Radio Students Win "Best New Ad" Audio Competition!
Congratulations to students Tom Bowman, Josh Cox, Charles Match, Ben Nance and Dominic Rescigno. Anne Becker and Carol Lloyd Rozansky Quoted in Story
The article is about Chicago Public Schools' Arts Education Plan and was published by Medill Reports, a Northwestern University publication. D. Denenge Akpem Interviewed About Course
The interview was conducted by Ytasha Womack for the blog KenyaBenyaGurl. Click through to read the interview.
Tania Giordani Co-Writes Book on Education in America
The book, Defending Public Education from Corporate Takeover, is being published by University Press of America and is due out in February of 2013. Brendan Riley Preforms in 'Meeting of the Minds XVIII'
In the play, Riley played Samuel Dashiell Hammett, an American author who wrote hardboiled detective novels, short stories, and screenplays. Stephen Asma Authors Essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education
His essay, "In Defense of Favoritism," was adapted from his new book, Against Fairness
, which was published this month by the University of Chicago Press. Jim DeRogatis Hosts Panel Discussion on Election Night DeRogatis
hosted "Election Night Coverage that ROCKS!" through Columbia College Chicago's Creative Nonfiction Week. AA+A and Brian McCarty present "Sound4Vision: Current trends in Audio for Visual Media"
Monday, November 12, 2012, 4:30-6:00pm
600 S. Michigan Ave., Room 921
Karen Haigh Presents at ECE Conference in Croatia
Her presentation was on Project RELAY, a professional development initiative for educational leaders in Chicago Head Start programs. University of Chicago Press Publishes Stephen Asma's New Book
The book, Against Fairness, is his seventh and is available to purchase on Amazon.com. Pan Papacosta Delivers Talk at Orland Park Public Library
His talk was "The History, Politics and Future of the Space Program," and it was sponsored by the Illinois Humanities Council. Grads Getting Great Jobs -- in Journalism and Beyond Employers say Columbia's hands-on training and the variety of internships available in this news-rich city combine to produce graduates ready to be productive employees. And hiring in the industry is picking up. Examples of this include recent journalism grad Tony Merevick, who is a national reporter for Buzzfeed based in New York City. Rob Lagueux Receives Fulbright Award
The Director of the First-Year Seminar in LAS is assisting City University of Hong Kong with integrating American-style general education into its curriculum. Department of Science and Mathematics’ Science Institute Receives Two Grants
Totaling more than $30,000 this year, the grants will help fund the institute’s Junior Research Scientists program. Aviya Kushner Moderates Two Panel Discussions, Has Poem Published
The panels were at the most recent American Literary Translators’ Conference, and her poem appeared in the Fall 2012 issue of The Crab Orchard Review
. Re’Lynn Hansen's New Book of Poems Due Out in Early 2014
The book of prose poems, tentatively titled To Some Women I Have Known, is being published by White Pines Press. Carol Ng-He Named Named 2012 Illinois Museum Art Educator of the Year
In a press release distributed by the Illinois Art Education Association, Ng-He was noted for her commitment to visual art education in her field. Marcelo Caplan Named a Community School Leadership Award Winner
The award was given to Caplan from the Federation for Community Schools. Sandroff, Sutherland and Steel - FREE Performance, 10/22
AA+A faculty, Howard Sandroff and Ben Sutherland, will perform in a FREE concert co-sponsored by the Columbia College Chicago Friends of the Library
, the College Archives
and the Audio Arts + Acoustics Department
at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 22, 2012 in the College Library, 624 S Michigan Ave, 3rd Floor East. Mike Hansen Promoted to Program Director at KQWB-FM in Fargo, North Dakota
Since arriving at KQWB-FM (Q98) in Fargo, ND in 2010, Radio Department graduate Mike Hansen (B.A. '06), has been hosting mid-days and doubling as Assistant Program Director for the station. LAS Dean’s Office Releases Third Issue of @LAS
The publication is the annual magazine of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and this is the third issue in as many years. WCRX-FM Wins 1st Place in Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome Awards WCRX
Students win 3 Illinois Broadcasters Association Student Silver Dome Awards. Pan Papacosta Presents at Conference in Portland, Oregon
His paper was titled, “The Physics and Art of Space and Time: A Liberal Arts Interdisciplinary Science Course.” Constantin Rasinariu Co-Writes Paper on Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics
The paper reviews several important results Dr. Rasinariu and his coauthors discovered in the field of supersymmetric quantum mechanics. AA+A Hosts Successful 47th Audio Engineering Society Conference
On June 20 – 22, 2012, Columbia College Chicago's Department of Audio Arts + Acoustics hosted the 47th International Conference of the Audio Engineering Society, Music Induced Hearing Disorders – New Technologies for Measurement and Prevention
. Watch the Trailer for Stephen Asma's New Book
The book comes out on November 5 and is being published by the University of Chicago Press. James Van Manen Has Book Published
Published over the summer, the book is a biography of Ann Silver, a pioneer in the Deaf Art Movement, told through her art. WCRX-FM Named One of The Top 20 Coolest College Radio Stations Men's Health U
list of the "20 Coolest College Radio Stations" includes WCRX-FM. About the Greater Chicago Food Depository
Making a difference in the lives of thousands in Chicagoland all year round. Pan Papacosta Presents at Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia
The conference was the Great Books – Great Questions: Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Education in Canada Conference, held at the University of King’s College. Internationally Known Deaf Preforming Artist Peter S. Cook to Deliver Fall 2012 LAS Dean's Lecture
His lecture, "Performance Narrative in Storytelling," will address his research on how the physicality of storytelling transcends Deaf and hearing storytellers and audiences. Stephen Asma Has Article Published in Chronicle of Higher Ed.
The piece explores the aesthetics of death, and Dr. Asma provides a critical examination of the recent rise of high-profile collections such as “Body Worlds." Adam McOmber's Book, The White Forest, Set to Publish
The book is being published by by Touchstone, a division of Simon & Schuster. David Lazar Selected to Judge 2012 Prose Awards
Lazar will judge the 2012 Guild Literary Complex Prose Awards in Nonfiction and Fiction. Timothy McCaskey Presents at Physics Education Research Conference
His paper and poster, "Using Student Notecards as an Epistemological Lens," studied how students use note sheets to prepare for exams in introductory physics. Constantin Rasinariu Has Paper Accepted for Publication in Progress of Physics
“Shape Invariance in Phase Space” addresses deformation quantization formalism and presents the research Dr. Rasinariu conducted during his spring, 2012 sabbatical. Dean Deborah H. Holdstein Writes 'Afterward' for Book of Scholarly Essays
The collection of essays by noted scholars, just published by Utah State University Press/University Press of Colorado, aims to chart a new, scholarly agenda for the field of rhetoric and writing studies in the coming years. Peter Cook Mentioned in Latest Edition of The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics
Cook is noted in the section defining “American Sign Language Poetry,” and his work with the Flying Words Project is referenced as an example of the genre. Dominic Pacyga Interviewed by WBEZ for its 'Race: Out Loud' Series
Dr. Pacyga, an expert on the history of the city of Chicago, spoke about the Bridgeport neighborhood and growing up in the Back Of The Yards neighborhood. AA+A Hosts Another Successful Highway Traffic Noise Course
For an unprecedented fourth consecutive year, Audio Arts + Acoustics host the National Highway Institute's Highway Traffic Noise course from August 21 through 23, 2012. Thirty people attended, representing thirteen states and the District of Columbia and included four AA+A alumni and five current students. Carol Lloyd Rozansky, Chair of Education Department, Coauthors Article
The article, “Educational Twinning Across Continents,” appears in the summer issue of Academic Exchange Quarterly. George Zarr Writes Song for Alice in Wonderland Audio Theatre Podcast
George Zarr, Senior Lecturer in the Radio Department, was commissioned by "Voices in the Wind Audio Theatre" to compose a song for the Alice in Wonderland Podcast. George Cotsirilos Hired at Clear Channel Total Traffic Network
In addition to his position as a producer at ESPN, AM 1000 in Chicago, Radio Department graduate George Cotsirilos can now add Traffic Producer at Clear Channel's Total Traffic network to his growing portfolio of work. Calie Lyons Obtains Traffic Editor Position at Navteq (Nokia) Traffic
Acting on a tip and a recommendation from former classmate Eric Pribramsky (B.A. '11), Calie Lyons (B.A. '11) has been hired as a Traffic Editor at Navteq (Nokia) Traffic. Two AA+A Acoustics Students Win Prestigious Newman Medal
Congratulations to Ryan Cranfill and Kevin Quinn for winning a prestigious 2012 Robert Bradford Newman Student Medal for Merit in Architectural Acoustics! ASL – English Interpretation Program Receives National Accreditation
The program was awarded national accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education and joins a select few across across the country. Louis Silverstein Has Letter to the Editor Published in Chronicle of Higher Ed.
In his letter, Dr. Silverstein expressed, among other things, his concerns surrounding the ramifications that occur when emotionally unstable students take online courses. PRSA Scholarship Recipients
Every year the Public Relations Society of America(PRSA) - Chicago Chapter hosts a scholarship opportunity to offer financial assistance to the next generation of Public Relation practitioners. There were three (3) scholarships granted this year to the following students, all of whom were derived from Columbia's Marketing Communication Department.
1st place: Marissa Walters
2nd place: Hilary Jurinak
3rd place: Ashley Lavore
Winners were selected based on the following:
- Junior or senior status in the current academic year;
- Be a PRSSA member in good standing at a PRSA Chicago-affiliated chapter;
- Hold a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (4.0 scale); and
- Use scholarship funds for educational or professional purposes.
Scholarship awards were presented at the 2012 Skyline awards on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at The Chicago Hilton & Towers, 720 S. Michigan Avenue.
Pictured from left to right: Shanita Akintonde (Advertising coordinator), Ashley Lavore (Scholarship recipient), Marissa Walters (Scholarship recipient), Angel Henderson (Alumna) and Tiata Johnson (Alumna) Susan Tyma Receives 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award
Each year, students, faculty, and staff honor their great instructors and colleagues by nominating them for this prestigious award. Azar Khosravani Presents at Conference in France
Dr. Khosravani presented in early April at the 14th International Conference on Automatic Control Modeling and Simulation in Saint Malo, France. Jonathan Keiser Delivers Keynote Presentation
His presentation addressed how institutions should simultaneously consider administrative, methodological, and learning outcome models when organizing and implementing assessment practices. Unique Courses Broaden Student Experience
During J-term 2013, students explored Ireland, the "Museum Beat," social media for sports and smartphone photojournalism. In the spring, students had the chance to dig deeper into the entertainment beat by studying at Semester in LA: Journalism, based at Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles. In Chicago, students learned the latest journalistic applications in Data Visualization, taught by an expert from tribune.com and more about the business, sports, environmental, health, music and crime beats in advanced electives. AA+A Faculty Member, Ron Gresham, Wants His Students to "Get Good"!
AA+A faculty member, Ron Gresham, fell in love with audio at the age of 12, took it on the road with the Orlando Magic and Chicago Bulls, and then settled down - sort of - to have a "a one on one, face to face, person to person relationship with his students." Reception Recognizes College’s First Honors Program Graduates
The eight students who graduated with Honors this Spring represent the first cohort to complete the college’s Honors Program. AA+A Celebrates: Graduating/Award-Winning Students & Acoustics B.S. Major
This year’s Manifest Reception for the AA+A Department will be dedicated to our students, recognizing our graduating seniors and their families and honoring our 2011-2012 Scholarship winners. It will also celebrate our new degree major, B.S. in Acoustics, reflecting on its past, present, and future, recognizing the Department’s founding Chair and Acoustics scholar, Doug Jones, and thanking all those who contributed to the success of this initiative. Marketing Communication Valedictorian Congratulations to Amanda Werner, 2012 Valedictorian.
Werner is a Marketing Communication graduate with a concentration in Public Relations. 2012 Patricia McCarty Scholarship recipient Congratulations to the 2012's Patricia McCarty Advertising Scholarship recipient, Suzanne Miller.
The Patricia McCarty Scholarship Fund was established to assist in defraying the cost of tuition and fees for a student pursuing a career in Pharmaceutical Marketing Communication and to enhance awareness of the opportunities afforded by the pharmaceutical and health care fields with the hope that these industries will be enriched by the presence of a number of Patricia McCarty scholars.
Phil Ramone at AA+A – Get Inspired! Multi-Grammy winning producer/engineer, audio technology innovator, and music business legend, Phil Ramone, will be joining us May 2-5/2012 for several events, including a presentation scheduled for Wednesday, May 2, on his contributions to the music industry (see below for details)!
Mayor Rahm Emanuel recognizes Marketing Communication student Ariel Aguilera Mayor Emanuel recognized the civic leadership of Ariel Aguilera, a graduating senior at Columbia College and the first recipient of the College’s Mayor’s Award for Civic Engagement.
WCRX, 88.1 FM Wins International Radio Awards WCRX, 88.1 FM
“Ariel is truly an example of the best our city has to offer,” said Mayor Emanuel. “Her active engagement with Chicago’s neighborhoods and the leadership she has displayed encouraging and supporting her fellow classmates to volunteer would be impressive enough. But coupled with her academic and extracurricular excellence in college – well, she could teach a thing or two to even the hardest working public servant. I congratulate Ariel on her accomplishments and the entire city is behind her and every child in Chicago as they strive to achieve their goals.”
She has been an active member in her community as a volunteer at a local after-school science program, a rehabilitation centers and the Chicago Food Depository, as well as a volunteer for the National Association for Chicano Studies Conference. Aguilera was awarded the Emerging Leader Award from the Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education earlier this year.
Aguilera is a graduating senior in the Marketing Communications Department with a concentration in Public Relations.
has been awarded multiple 2012 Communicator Awards. The WCRX Holly Jolly Trolley 2013 edition thanks our great sponsors!
Support these great businesses and organizations! WCRX-FM Wins National Radio Awards WCRX-FM
won two 1st place awards for student work at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) 72nd Annual Student Radio Awards Ceremony in NYC. Marianne C. Stallworth Has Book Published
The book, School Staff Perception of Professional Development, Two Case Studies
, was published in February by Lambert Academic Publishing. Jonn Salovaara and Qween Wicks Awarded Fellowships
The pair were awarded the Timothy J. Densmore Faculty Fellowship following the completion of a 2010/2011 Service-Learning Course Conversion workshop. Pan Papacosta Published in Physics World Journal
His essay, “We Are Cosmic Nomads,” explores how the field of physics embraces Heraclitus’ premise that everything in the universe is in a constant state of flux. Daniel Jordan and Christopher Shaw Named Editors of Journal
The Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics publishes the peer-reviewed journal, which aims to create new teaching ideas for mathematicians to use in their classrooms. Brendan Riley Elected as Vice President of Popular Culture Association
In his two-year appointment, Dr. Riley will be responsible for managing and coordinating the individuals who organize panels and recruit presenters for the PCA/ACA. Jim DeRogatis Quoted in Washington Post Blog
The blog entry, published on April 19, addressed musician Ted Nugent’s recent comments at the annual conference of National Rifle Association, which lambasted President Obama’s leadership. Allyce Karrasch Named Promotions Coordinator at K-HiTS, 104.3 FM
2010 Radio Department graduate Allyce Karrasch has been hired as Promotions Coordinator at K-HiTS, 104.3 FM in Chicago. Game Changers Series: Jesse Spungin
Jesse Spungin, Vice President & General Manager for Conagra Food visited Columbia on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 to lecture students about marketing strategy and how his techniques has helped him be successful in his career. Spungin has led various brand innovations for brands such as Chef Boyardee, Healthy Choice, Ring Pops and Orville Redenbacher. Other Achievements for Spungin include winning a David Ogilvy ARF award and a Gold Effie. The Marketing Communication department, staff and students, were enlighten by his presentation and appreciated his visit along with the popcorn he shared. Industry Game Changer Speaks to Students Jesse Spungin, Vice President and General Manager of ConAgra Foods, spoke to students about his development with brands over the past 15 years at ConAgra. Spungin discussed his extensive work with client, Orville Redenbacher. He also spoke of his involvement with the pop up bowl, Redenbacher’s latest product. Other topics included the ConAgra Food’s strategy and Spungin’s professional history.
Student Take a Trip to the Big Easy
Sandra Kumorowski and Enbric, Columbia’s marketing club, recently traveled to New Orleans to attend an American Marketing Association conference. The students attended sessions about topics in marketing and explored the city of New Orleans. Enbric plans to compete in competitions in the future and used this experience to prepare. AA+A Alumnus Glennon Francis Curran returns as a teacher and researcher
Glennon Francis Curran graduated from the Audio Arts + Acoustics Department in 2008, with a concentration in Sound Contracting (currently Live & Installed Sound). He is a member of the Columbia L.A.S. Research Group in Mind, Science, and Culture
, and spoke at the group’s recent forum
. Marketing Communication Students Win Competition Students from multiple departments participated in a rebranding competition sponsored by the Greater South Loop Association (GLSA). They created designs for banners that will hang throughout the South Loop. The design features historic buildings located in the South Loop including Printer’s Row, Museum Campus, and others. GLSA selected the designs to be approved by Alderman Robert Fioretti.
Ad Practicum places 2nd at NSAC Regionals The Marketing Communication Ad Practicum students won 2nd place in the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) by 0.3 points. This year's presenting company is Nissan. This is the fifth year in a row that Columbia has placed 1st or 2nd in the U.S. regionals. They are now a "national wildcard contender" -- one of these 6 teams then goes to AAF-NSAC nationals as well. The decision will be made May 11, 2012.
Congrats to all -- Class of 19 with help from A+D, Photography, Television, Radio, Film departments and the Multicultural Affairs office. Dave Berner's Audio Documentary on Medical Marijuana Picked up by Public Radio Exchange
Dave Berner, Associate Professor Radio Department, recently traveled to Chesterfield, Michigan where he produced and recorded, "Big Daddy's: The Battle Over Medical Marijuana in Michigan." Residence Hall Tutoring: the Innovative Idea of an AA+A Student
AA+A Senior, Thomans Noble, proposed and then fulfilled a bold idea to offer Math and Science tutoring in residence halls outside of normal Learning Studio locations and business hours. His innovative approach has increased utilization of Math and Science Learning Studio services and led it's Director, Karen Royster-James, to say, "Thomas is going to do some great things." Marcelo Caplan to Present Two Workshops
The titles of his workshops are, “Informal Education Experiences Using Solar Energy as the Umbrella to Promote STEM Learning,” and, “Using Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics to Design Musical Instruments.” Ann Gunkel and Dominic Pacyga Appear in Documentary
The documentary, Not Quite White, explores the complicated relationship of Arab and Slavic immigrants with American notions of whiteness. Sam Park's Debut Novel Released in Paperback
The book was also recently chosen for the Target Emerging Authors program, and it was a Starbucks Reading Club pick for March 13. Book Edited by David Trinidad Selected For Award
The book, A Fast Life: The Collected Poems of Tim Dlugos
, has been selected as a finalist for Publishing Triangle’s annual literary awards. Douglas Reichert Powell Invited to Co-Convene Workshop
The workshop, "Placemaking: Rhetorical Studies and Critical Geography," is next July, 2013, at the Rhetoric Society of America summer seminar at the University of Kansas. Jonathan Keiser Presents on Assessment
His presentation was at the Higher Learning Commission’s Making a Difference in Student Learning: Assessment as a Core Strategy workshop. Rob Lagueux Invited to Participate In Art History Seminar
The seminar is at the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College, and it is sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges. Angela Fowler Selected to Present at Early Childhood Education Conference
Her presentation will focus on authentic assessment and the childFOLIO iPad application that she developed with the assistance of Hannah Clemmons (BA ’11), a former student of hers. Pan Papacosta Presents at Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago
In his lecture, “The Science of Astrobiology
—Life Beyond Earth.” he argued that “the imminent discovery of extraterrestrial life” would be “the most exciting moment in human history." Fereshteh Toosi Awarded $2,500 Grant
The interdisciplinary arts grant from the Illinois Arts Council is for her project GARLIC & GREENS, an oral history project that focuses on food and family heritage. AA+A’s Acoustics program lands prestigous NCAC Student Travel Award The AA+A acoustics program is one of five University programs nationwide to receive the 2012 National Council of Acoustical Consultants (NCAC) Student Travel Award. NCAC is an nationally recognized organization with a strong focus on acoustics education and standards. AA+A's Sandroff and Sutherland perform at the University of Chicago AA+A faculty, Prof. Howard Sandroff and Assoc. Prof. Ben Sutherland, Ph.D. will hold their World Premiere of “Interactive Improvisation for Computer and Sound Sculpture” on Tuesday 2/21, 12:15 – 1:15pm, at the University of Chicago, Joseph Regenstein Library, 1100 E. 57th Street. David Lazar Gives Interview to Bookslut
The Q&A interview is a part of the publication’s new “Constructive Nonfiction” series, which aims to highlight the work of publishers, translators, impresarios, and teachers. Lisa Fishman's Newest Book Recognized by Academy of American Poets
Her book, FLOWER CART
, which was published by Ahsahta Press last May, was named a a Notable Book of 2011 by the Academy of American Poets. Virginia Lehmkuhl Dakhwe and Marcelo Caplan Present in D.C.
The two presented the highlights of the Scientists for Tomorrow program at the Convening on Professional Development in Informal Science Education. Demi Lobo's Song Featured in MTV Reality Series
Columbia College Chicago Radio Department Major and WGCI, 107.5 FM On-Air Talent, Demi Lobo, continues to make waves in the entertainment industry as her song, "House Party," is featured in the MTV reality series, MADE. Dominic Pacyga Quoted in New Republic Story
The story reflects on how a recent remapping of the city’s wards by the Chicago City Council will benefit the Polish community, despite that the community’s political clout has waned over the years. AA+A Alumnus Chris Hermer is wasting no time!
Audio Design and Production major, Chris Hermer, graduated with our BA degree in Audio Arts + Acoustics in December 2011 and he has already secured a coveted paid internship at Optimus
, one of Chicago’s most reputable post-production audio facilities. No surprise, given his professional path while still a student. Elizabeth Davis-Berg Has Two Papers Published
Her papers were published in the Journal of Environmental Protection and Invertebrate Biology. Brendan Riley Quoted in Newcity Story
The story lists his "Zombies in Popular Media" course as an example of how "popular media is taking its rightful place in academia." AA+A's Nick Eipers listed in Downbeat's "Best of 2011"
Nick Eipers, AA+A part-time faculty and president of Chicago Sessions
Ltd. had his production of - Matt Nelson Trio's "Nostalgiamaniac" named one of Downbeat Magazine's "Best CDs of 2011." Faculty Member Dorothy Brown McClean passed away over break
Sarah Odishoo's Creative Nonfiction Essay Selected as ‘Notable Essay’
Faculty member Dorothy Brown McClean passed away in late December 2011. Dorothy was a well-loved and respected member of the Marketing Communication Department faculty for more than 15 years. She taught PR Presentation Skills most of her career, and believed that etiquette and a polished professional demeanor were so essential to success that she created a professional etiquette course that was highly popular. She embodied the qualities she taught.
Services were held in New York City Friday, January 6 at Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel. A remembrance book to share with Dorothy's family will be at the department's front desk until January 30th. Please stop by and sign the book at your convenience.
Her essay, "Time in a Bottle," was selected as a Notable Essay in the 2011 edition of The Best American Essays
. Garnett Kilberg Cohen's Essay Choosen as 'Notable Essay'
Her essay, “Alzheimer’s Daughter,” was selected as a Notable Essay in the 2011 edition of The Best American Essays. Alumnus Jonathan Gitelson Exhibits at 2012 deCordova Biennial Alumnus, Jonathan Gitelson, will participate in 2012 deCordova Biennial exhibition, taking place January 23 through April 22. Marianne Stallworth and Ann Becker Present at Conference
Their session focused on integrating art and literacy strategies for students with select special education disabilities. AA+A Students share Emmy credit for “Freq Out”
Students in the Spring 2011 “College Studio Operations” course, run by AA+A Lecturer, Ron Gresham, were among two student groups and several alumni winning a “Student Production” award at the Chicago/Midwest Emmys
in November. Two 2011 Grammy nominations for AA+A faculty Michel Slaboch!
Hot on the heels of his 2010 Grammy nomination
, Michael Slaboch, Numero Group
Producer/Engineer and AA+A Part-Time Faculty member, and the entire Numero Group team just received two 2011 Grammy nominations
! Michelle Barreras and Mary Quest Present at Conference
Their presentation was for current early childhood educators who have an interest in progressive education practices. Michelle Rafacz Has Manuscript Accepted into Prestigious Journal
Her new manuscript was accepted into the American Journal of Primatology
, the most widely circulated journal in the field. Aviya Kushner Moderates Panel of Editors
The panel was called, "Watch the Credits: Editors, Critics, and Translators Discuss the Latest and Greatest in Attributing and Promoting Translation." AA+A Faculty in the News
AA+A alumnus and adjunct faculty-member, Nick Eipers, and his record label, Chicago Sessions, featured in the Riverside-Brookfield Landmark
, November 29, 2011. Student Recognized as One of AAF's 2012 Most Promising Minority Students
Derrick Milton, Advertising student at Columbia College Chicago, has been selected as one of The American Advertising Federation’s 2012 Most Promising Minority Students. Milton is also an Honor Roll student with AAF. Milton will be acknowledged in February 2012, at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Students in Honors Program Course Collaborate with Museum on Project
The students’ oral history projects are a part of a publicly accessible permanent collection at the National Veterans Art Museum. Jonathan Keiser Invited to Join a Reaccreditation Team
He is part of a team that will review four Biology programs for Northern Caribbean University. Anne Becker Elected as President-Elect of IAEA
In the next year of her three-year tenure, she will serve as the association’s president, and the following year she will act as the past-president. Pan Papacosta Co-Presents at AACU Conference
His session was titled “Revamping General Education with Arts and Humanities.” Aviya Kushner Published in Literature and Fine Arts Journal
Her essay, “Give me Shelter," is about the "the effort to help international refugee writers make new writing lives in the United States.” Dr. Stephen Asma Published in The Chronicle of Higher Education
His article, "Gauging Gender," suggests that our understanding of sex and gender differences should be better informed by recent findings in biology. Dr. Dan Jordan Authors New Book
The book, Exploring Discrete Mathematics with Maple
, is a guide for students and explains how to use the computer software Maple in order to more deeply understand topics in discrete mathematics. Fall 2011 LAS Dean’s Lecturers Debate Morality, Ethics
The debate was between Columbia’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Allen M. Turner, and Dr. Stephen T. Asma, Professor of Philosophy at Columbia. Ann Gunkel's Article Appearing in Beijing Capital University Publication
The article was recently published in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies
, and is being translated into Chinese. Tenure-Track Faculty Search: “Audio for Visual Media” The Department of Audio Arts + Acoustics, Columbia College Chicago, is accepting applications for a Tenured or Tenure-Track faculty position in Audio for Visual Media (Position #: 100246), beginning autumn, 2012. WCRX, 88.1 FM Named One of the Best College Radio Stations
Columbia College Chicago's student-run radio station, WCRX, 88.1 FM, was featured in the Washington Post article
"10 Great College Radio Stations." Exciting UIC Flames Basketball returns for another season on WCRX
Exciting UIC Flames Basketball returns Wednesday November 20th. Journal of Need and Want Garners American Graphic Design Award
The Journal of Need and Want – a publication produced by Columbia College’s Marketing Communication Department – recently received an American Graphic Design Award Certificate of Excellence for its Call for Submission poster. The poster was designed to announce the development of the publication, and to call for the submission of personal essays from students, faculty and other contributing writers, detailing their experiences with our consumer-saturated culture.
The 2011 American Graphic Design Awards attracted a remarkable 8,000+ entries. Just select 15 percent of entrants were recognized with an Awards Certificate of Excellence.
The poster was designed by Renee Grigorian, a freelance designer and lecturer here at Columbia College Chicago.
Journal editors are currently accepting submissions for the publication’s second volume. Copies of the first edition are available in the Marketing Communications Department. For guidelines and additional information on submitting an essay, contact email@example.com or go to the website www.tjnw.org.
Students, Alums Honored Columbia students, faculty and alumni have been busy picking up journalism awards and nominations for their excellent work. Most recently, the Journalism department's live show, Newsbeat, was nominated for three prizes by the organization that awards Emmy prizes. Newsbeat's Boston Marathon bombing show was nominated for best student journalism show, and students Vincent Catino Jr. and Sue Jo both were nominated for best student sports reporting.
AA+A Hosts NHI Highway Traffic Noise Course for 3rd Year
In August 2011, the AA+A Department hosted the National Highway Institute's (NHI) Highway Traffic Noise course, a research meeting/workshop administered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), US Department of Transportation (DOT). Department of Science and Mathematics Receives Quarter Million Dollar Grant
The grant will fund the enhancement and expansion of “Scientists for Tomorrow,” which is administered by the department’s Science Institute. Graduate Student Wins Fellowship through the State of Illinois
Of the 286 applications this year, only 130 students received fellowships through the program. Education Department Creates New Minor
Launched this Fall, the Teaching Artist minor provides students with the opportunity to build the necessary skills to work in a variety of settings. Become a Friend of the Dance Center
Become a member and enjoy your time at The Dance Center even more. Members receive priority services and invitations to exclusive special events. Plus you’ll know you’re supporting the best in contemporary dance. Student earns top 25 position in Gain’s million dollar contest
Katey Meyer, Marketing Communication Major at Columbia College, created a stop-motion advertisement for Gain’s ‘Smell like a Million Bucks’ contest. Out of hundreds of submissions her one minute video entry made it to the Top 25, bringing her closer to winning the $1 million prize. WCRX Recognized with 8 International Awards WCRX-FM
has been recognized with 8 Communicator Awards, including 3 top awards. Department students place in the top 10 at the AAF National Competition
Columbia's Marketing Communication Department's Practicum Class took 8th place out of a field of 19 at the American Advertising Federation (AAF) National Competition in San Diego, California. They also received special recognition in the category of "iStockphoto Best Use of Imagery" which includes receiving a cash award of $1,500. Student Emily Taus Wins Spring 2011 Strategic Media Plan Award
Emily Taus, junior at Columbia College, was chosen as the spring winner of the 2011 Strategic Media Plan Award. Ms. Taus client was Colgate Total Toothpaste. AA+A Acoustics program featured in WGN Channel 9 News WGN Channel 9 featured the AA+A Acoustics program on their Thursday 5/12 and Friday 5/13 news broadcasts as part of a transportation noise measurement and mitigation story. AA+A faculty member, Benj Kanters, receives Learning Studio Award Benj Kanters, associate professor in the Audio Arts + Acoustics Department, was recognized on May 6th for his long standing involvement with the College’s Supplemental Instruction Program (SI). Mr. Kanters has been an active collaborator of the Learning Studio in the development, sustainability, and, most importantly, evaluation efforts for the SI program. PRSSA Columbia students win honors
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) was recognized as the "Student Organization of the Year" by the Office of Student Engagement during its "Excellence in Engagement" recognition dinner that took place last night at Film Row Cinema. No news in the feed?! Well, that's embarrassing!
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. Columbia Wins American Advertising Federation Regional Competition Once again Columbia's Marketing Communication Department's Practicum Class has won the AAF regional competition.
Having gone to nationals two out of the last three years (missed last year by a .5 point!),
Columbia has scored a "three-peat."
Now it is onto the National Finals June 1st in San Diego! Summer Workshops at CBPA
Summer Workshops at the Center for Book & Paper Arts... One-night-only: Man, Woman, and the Beast Within!
Columbia College Chicago and Fulcrum Point New Music Project in association with FUJITSU TEN present ECLIPSE MASTER CLASS Man, Woman & The Beast Within - one night only
- Wednesday May 18, 2011 - 7:30 p.m. - RSVP required
. AA+A Celebrates its Graduating Seniors and Student Award Winners This year’s Manifest Reception for the AA+A Department will be dedicated to our students, recognizing our graduating seniors and their families and honoring the 2010-2011 student Scholarship and Grammy award winners. The reception will be held on Friday, 5/13, 5:30-6:30pm, 624 S. Michigan Ave. College Library, 3rd Floor Gallery. Come celebrate with us! In-Residence: Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe & Laura Anderson Barbata May 1-7
As part of a growing partnership between the Center for Book and Paper Arts and IDEA (Instituto de Estudios Avanzados, Caracas) Yanomami artist and community leader, Sheronawe Hakihiiwe will be at the Center.... WCRX Morning Host Mike Michalski Interviews Actor from "Twilight" Films
WCRX's Mike Michalski recently spoke with actor Peter Facinelli about his role as Dr. Carlisle Cullen in the blockbuster films "Twilight," The Twilight Saga: "New Moon" and Showtime's new series "Nurse Jackie." Associate Professor in Cultural Studies Receives Fulbright
This is the second time Dr. Ann Gunkel has received a Fulbright award. Interdisciplinary Arts MFA Exhibition featured by Chicago Art Magazine Cultural Studies Conference at Columbia One for the Record Books
The college’s Cultural Studies program was the first undergraduate program selected by the Cultural Studies Association (CSA) to host its yearly conference. MFA Thesis Exhibitions open April 29
Annual MFA Thesis Exhibition
April 29 - May 20, 2011
Location: Center for Book and Paper Arts + Arcade Gallery Tim Barrett Lecture: Wednesday, April 6
MacArthur Fellow Tim Barrett will present on his work in the field of hand papermaking Students Earn Hefty Scholarships
The journalism department awarded $77,000 in Fischetti scholarships this year to students within the department. Journalism students were awarded thousands more dollars in scholarships for particular achievements and qualities. Adjunct to Head Global News Design Group
Jonathon Berlin, graphics editor at the Chicago Tribune and an adjunct faculty member of Columbia's Journalism Department, where he teaches Visual Journalism, has been elected president of the global organization Society for News Design. Hand Papermaking 25th Anniversary Celebration
Hand Papermaking 25th Anniversary Celebration featuring surprise special guest! Thursday April 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm CBPA at Chicago Zine Fest
The Center for Book and Paper Arts is pleased to participate in the Chicago Zine Fest, March 26, 2011 Students Land Prestigious, Paid Internships
Two Columbia journalism students were selected for prestigious, nationally competitive paid internships in New York City -- including one at O, The Oprah Magazine
. College launches first B.S. Degree in Acoustics of its kind in the U.S.
Following a year of research and administrative reviews, President Carter approved on Wednesday, 3/9/2011, the Audio Arts + Acoustics proposal for a new Degree Major: Bachelor of Science in Acoustics.
This is an exciting development that responds to the needs of the acoustics industry and graduate education. It places our College at the cutting edge and provides students with the first undergraduate degree in acoustics and perception of its kind in the country. Edible Books: Friday, April 1 - Sign Up Today
The Center for Book and Paper Art is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Edible Books & Tea Chronicle Once Again Named Among Top College Newspapers in State
For the fourth year in a row, The Columbia Chronicle was named the state’s top student newspaper among non-daily college papers with a circulation above 4,000 at this year's Illinois College Press Association convention. AA+A Faculty and Students Garner Grammy Nominations and Win
Two AA+A Part-time faculty, Michael Freeman
and Michael Slaboch
, received 2010 Grammy nominations. Michael Freeman, along with three AA+A students
who assisted with recording sessions at Joy Ride Studios, went on to receive a Grammy award for producing "Joined at the Hip" in the Best Traditional Blues Album category. News Site Featuring Columbia Students' Work Garners Grant
The AustinTalks online news outlet, founded by a Columbia journalism faculty member and featuring reporting by many Columbia journalism students and alumni, has been awarded a $15,000 grant from The Chicago Community Trust. AustinTalks has given students a chance to do multimedia reporting -- and gain published work -- about a neighborhood rich with news but often lacking in resources. Important Summer Residency Programs Updates
The Center is pleased to announce a second
summer residency, plus an extended application deadline of March 18, 2011... Poesís: The Visual Language of Edwin Torres Exhibition: February 16 – March 11, 2011
Reading: Thursday, February 24 at 6PM | Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 24, 1104 S. Wabash
The Center for Book and Paper Arts is pleased to present Poesís: The Visual Language of Edwin Torres
a display of visual text work by acclaimed New York based poet, Edwin Torres, opening February 16. A reception for the artist and reading on February 24 will augment the exhibition. Instigating Accidents: Chance as Strategy and Aesthetic Panel Discussion : Thursday, February 17 at 6pm Instigating Accidents: Chance as Strategy and Aesthetic
, a panel featuring Meredith Malone (Associate Curator, Kemper Art Museum), poet Judith Goldman, artist Robin Price and Simon Anderson (Associate Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago) Religion, New Atheism, and the 'Four Horsemen'
Dr. Stephen Asma publishes contentious article, “The New Atheists’ Narrow Worldview,” in The Chronicle of Higher Education
. 2010 - good year for AA+A adjunct Nick Eipers and Chicago Sessions
Nick Eipers, AA+A adjunct faculty member and Chicago Sessions LTD
president, received numerous accolades in 2010 for albums released by his record label, including recordings by Howard Levy
, Paul Wertico's Mid-East/Mid-West Alliance
, and the Matt Nelson Trio
. James Falzone featured in issue of DownBeat Magazine
The article profiles his work as a professional musician and his work in the college’s First-Year Seminar program. CBPA at CODEX Bookfair
The Center for Book and Paper Arts is a proud exhibitor at the third biennial CODEX Bookfair and Symposium, which will take place February 6-9, 2011 on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley... AA+A Faculty/Students at 2nd Pan American/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics
Audio Arts + Acoustics made its presence felt at the 2nd
Pan American/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics in Cancun, Mexico. Two research presentations brought together AA+A faculty, students, and alumni at a prestigious international event that very few undergraduate students ever attend, let alone present. Journal of Artists Books (JAB28) is now available!!
Journal of Artists Books - JAB28 is Now Available! JAB28 was guest edited by April Sheridan, designed by Susie Kirkwood and it features a cover design by Chicago-based Sonnenzimmer... Catalogs Now Available Online
Shop our exhibitions publications is now online! The publication of exhibition catalogs is a growing and important part of the Center for Book and Paper Arts exhibitions program, so we are pleased to announce our new online publications shop... Another AA+A Faculty (and students!) receives a 2010 Grammy Nomination
This has to be Michael Freeman’s year! Following impressive nods from both the “Blues Blast
” and “Keeping the Blues Alive
”Music Awards, the Grammy Nominated producer and AA+A Part-Time Faculty just received another Grammy Nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album
in 2010! AA+A Faculty receives a 2010 Grammy Nomination
Michael Slaboch, Numero Group
Producer/Engineer and AA+A Part-Time Faculty member, and the entire Numero Group team have been honored with a 2010 Grammy nomination Twelve in LAS Receive Rank of Professor
Developing a faculty rank system aligns Columbia with most institutions of higher learning, and, among other benefits, it helps end the confusion of faculty titles at the college. Department Students Design Chosen for Hearts a Bluhm
A design created by student workers in the Marketing Communication office has been chosen to be produced and displayed as part of the Hearts a Bluhm project. PRSSA Presents a Candid Conversation with Senior Walmart Exec Thursday, December 2nd 3:30pm | 600 S. Michigan -- Ferguson Auditorium
Join Steve Restivo, Director of Corporate Affairs, for Walmart for a candid conversation about the nation's largest retailer. Investigative Reporting Nets National Recognition for Columbia Students
Students' scrutiny of taxpayer-funded scholarships shines spotlight on secretive program, which Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said he wants to end. Joe Grimm Performance in Collaboration with LAMPO Friday, November 19th at 8pm| 916 S Wabash, Rm 214
The Audio Arts & Acoustics department, in partnership with LAMPO will present a performance of an epic new solo work from Joe Grimm, whose work features circuit-bent 16mm projectors and screen-mounted light-sensitive audio electronics. Joe's stuff is not to be missed. It's raw, it's stroboscopic, it's the week before Thanksgiving... Another Award for AA+A Faculty and Music Producer Michael Freeman!
Following his recent “Best Traditional Blues Recording” at the 2010 Blues Blast Music Awards” Michael Freeman, Grammy Nominated producer and AA+A Part-Time Faculty member does it again, this time with the Blues Foundation’s “Keeping The Blues Alive” Award in the Producer category. AA+A Faculty wins a 2010 Blues Blast Music Award
Michael Freeman, Grammy Nominated producer and AA+A Part-Time Faculty member wins a “Best Traditional Blues Recording” 2010 Blues Blast Music Award for “Mississippi Heat: Let's Live It Up.” Dr. Anne Becker wins Art Educator of the Year Award
The prestigious honor is awarded annually to recognize teachers in Illinois who display an exceptional commitment to both their students and the profession of art education. PRSSA Chapter Wins 2nd Place in the NODAC
The Marketing Communication Department’s PRSSAchapter has won 2nd place in the NODAC (National Organ Donor Awareness Competition) for their campaign and event, "Live a Life, Give aLife". Call for Submissions: Second Issue of The Journal of Need & Want Submission Deadline: May 1st, 2011The Journal of Need & Want
is now accepting submissions for the second issue. The Journal of Need & Want
is a creative forum giving voice to what it means to live in a consumer saturated world... AA&A Hosts the U.S. DOT’s NHI Research Workshop - Again!
In August 2010, the AA&A Department hosted the National Highway Institute (NHI), a research meeting/workshop administered by the Federal Highway Administration, US Department of Transportation. This is the second year that we've hosted NHI and we're proud of our continuing collaboration... AA+A student and alum work with the latest in digital sound
Audio Arts & Acoustics student, Aaron Patkin (BA 2011) and alum, Adam Rosenthal (BA 2005) are featured in a prominent industry article discussing implementation of the latest technology in Digital Audio Consoles and Systems Design. Fall 2010 Ad Autopsy Series Lineup
Join us at the Marketing Communication Department's Fall 2010 Ad Autopsy Series. All Ad Autopsies are held from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash, 8th floor. Sarah Odishoo from the Department of English Publishes Short Story The short story, "Time in a Bottle," was published in the latest issue of North Dakota Quarterly, a literary journal published by the University of North Dakota. Dr. Kenneth Daley, Chair of the Department of English, Publishes Essay
The essay, entitled “Pater’s Auxerre Tapestry,” is in the recently released book Victorian Aesthetic Conditions
: Pater Across the Arts
. 2010 ASAE National Symposium and Retreat Friday, July 9th
| 33 E. Congress Parkway, basement lobby and room # LL11 Opening Reception 5-7pm
| Concert 8:30-10:30pm
The American Society for Acoustic Ecology (ASAE) is pleased to announce: 2010 ASAE National Symposium and Retreat: “Listening for the Future”
This is the first-ever national gathering of the ASAE membership and the general public. Hosted by the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology and the World Listening Project, Listening for the Future will take place from July 9-11, 2010. We hope you will join us at this landmark event. Students Win 2010 Telly Awards
Columbia College Chicago Marketing Communication Department students win Silver and Bronze Telly Awards. Students Win Communicator Awards
Columbia College Students studying in the Marketing Communication Department win Communicator Award. Lisa DiFranza Receives New Student Programs' Faculty Award
Lisa was awarded this honor for exceeding her students’ expectations, relating well to students outside of class, and for her overall contribution to the first-year experience. Eddie Kramer’s Eclipse Master Class Thursday, April 29th at 5pm
| Chicago Public Library, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, 400 South State St., Lower Level. Event is open to the public, RSVP Required - Follow the link for more information Three Days with Eddie Kramer Thursday, April 29 - Saturday, May 1st
, legendary music engineer and producer (Hendrix, Zeppelin, Stones, etc.), will be at Columbia College for 3 days of events. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience this influential music figure at work with Columbia College Chicago students. RSVP is required for the public lecture on 4/29. Performance: Japanese Sound Artist Tomomi Adachi Friday, April 16 at 8pm
| 916 S Wabash, rm 214
The Columbia College Audio Arts and Acoustics Department in cooperation with Lampo and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Sound welcomes Tomomi Adachi
, performer, composer, sound poet and video artist living in Tokyo. He plays improvised music with voice, computer and self-made instruments and composes works for his own group "Adachi Tomomi Royal Chorus," a punk-style choir of non-professionals... International Opportunities Abound for Students, Faculty
Students have the opportunity to roam the globe as part of Columbia's travel-writing and other journalism courses.
Audio Arts & Acoustics Students Featured on Vocalo 89.5FM
AA&A Audio for Visual Media students debut on FM 89.5... AA&A Faculty Profile: Jesse Seay
Columbia assistant professor and sound artist Jesse Seay
may stand out in the male-dominated field of audio arts and acoustics, but it's her exploration of everyday sounds that really sets her apart... Audio Arts & Acoustics launches its new DiGiCo SD8 digital desk
Audio Arts & Acoustics students, alumni, faculty, and industry colleagues enjoyed two engaging demonstrations of the department’s new DiGiCo SD8 mixing console and its state-of-the art audio technology. The demo was provided by Matt Larson, Group One, Ltd’s National Sales Manager... Audio science and practice experts “meet” at Audio Arts & Acoustics
Two back-to-back presentations in September by music engineer and producer, Eddie Kramer, and audio scientist and researcher, Bill Hartmann, highlighted what the Audio Arts and Acoustics Department is all about: the intellectual intersection of audio as art, science, and practice. Alumni Run Smash Hit
Two Audio Arts & Acoustics alumni, Aaron Patkin
and Joe Perona
currently working with Gand Concert Sound, ran front-of-house and monitor mixes for a recent Smash Mouth concert at the Barrington (Illinois) High School football field. Audio Arts & Acoustics Student Plays White House Halloween Event
Audio Arts & Acoustics student Ehsan Ghoreishi
and Columbia alum Doug Abram
(BA '98) are members of the Black Bear Combo. The group performed with Redmoon Theatre at the 2009 White House Halloween Party & Trick o' Treat in Washington, D.C... Columbia Journalism Faculty Awarded Grants to Develop New Media Projects
Columbia College Chicago has received a $45,000 grant from The Chicago Community Trust to develop a web site for and by the residents of the Westside Chicago neighborhood of Austin... Two Broadcast Journalism Students Pick Up Prestigious Media Scholarships
Broadcast Journalism students, Junior Wendy Tricia Osborne
and Senior Rosanna LaPorta
, have been awarded significant scholarships... Audio Arts & Acoustics Students Win Seven 2009 NSCA Scholarships
Audio Arts & Acoustics students won seven of twelve scholarships granted in 2009 by the National Systems Contractors Association's (NSCA) Education Foundation and Bosch Scholarship Fund. And the winners are... AA&A Dept Tenure-Track Position Opens
A new tenure-track position for Live Sound Reinforcement
has been posted and is officially open for submissions... William Hartmann Lecture
William M. Hartmann, PhD, to speak Friday, September 25th
Noted physicist, psychoacoustician and author to address students on sound localization and pitch perception. Sponsored by Columbia ASA Student Chapter. They might be giants ... but they need our help
The band They Might Be Giants built their live sessions for their upcoming US tour using our Department's brand new DiGiCo SD-8 digital desk... 2009 NHI Course a Resounding Success
The three-day National Highway Institute’s (NHI) Highway Traffic Noise seminar hosted by the Audio Arts & Acoustics Department was quite a success... Alum Recognized in Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine Andrew Gorton
, a 2000 alum of the Acoustics Program at the Department of Audio Arts & Acoustics was named in the “40 under 40” list of outstanding professionals... New Equipment for the Live Sound Reinforcement Program
We have new gear... Audio Arts & Acoustics Hosts NHI Highway Traffic Noise Seminar
The Audio Arts & Acoustics Department will be hosting the Highway Traffic Noise seminar (FHWA-NHI-142051) August 18 - 20, 2009 Journalism Prof's 'Eye-Opening' Web Course Helps Students Launch Own Sites
An innovative course taught by Journalism Professor Dan Sinker
is designed to teach students skills needed to compete in 21st century entrepreneurial journalism... Student Profile : Nelson Robinson, Grammy Winner
Now, fresh from Columbia’s Audio department, comes a student who fully demonstrates Columbia’s objective. Nelson Robinson, a 2008 Audio Arts & Acoustics graduate, just won a highly coveted Grammy award for his work and participation on the recording of The Clark Sisters album, “Live—One Last Time.”