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Tel Aviv Travelogue

Maria Abraham (MFA '12) was energized and inspired while visiting Israel to screen her Thesis film Girl With Child at the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival. Read more...

Dance Center Faculty member Carrie Hanson receives prestigious National Dance Project Production Grant award for The Seldoms.
Dance Center faculty member Carrie Hanson's dance company The Seldoms received the prestigious National Dance Project Production Grant award.

Raphael Xavier and Reggie Wilson/Fist + Heel Performance Group nominated for 2014 Black Theater Alliance Awards for the Alvin Ailey Award for Best Choreography in a Dance Concert
These two companies, presented earlier this year as a part of The Dance Center's 2013-14 Season, are nominated for best choreography for this Chicago Award.

Advertising Faculty on International "200 Best Digital Artists" Jury

Larry Minsky,
 Associate Professor of Advertising, will help global advertising resource Lüzer's Archive select the contest winners.

Imagine the Future of Arts Education

CA+S Chair Bruce Sheridan recently traveled to his alma mater, the University of Auckland, to give a key note lecture on the exploration and growth of creativity being central to the arts and the reason they must drive 21st century education. Read more...

Filmmaker Cyclists Collaborate on Ride the Battle

CA+S Evan Bartlett's (BA ’14) Ride the Battle web series features 15 cancer patients and survivors during a cross-country bike tour from Chicago to Los Angeles. Read more…

Single Mom Made, Single Mom Approved

CA+S MFA Candidate Aisha Brown isn't afraid to shed light on her situation as a young single mother in her short film Bump)ED.  Read more...

Adam Hausen Hired as Production Assistant With NBA Digital/Turner Sports in Atlanta, GA
The next time you sit back and watch an NBA game on the Turner Sports Network, know that one of the behind the scenes Production Assistants is none other than 2014 Radio Department graduate Adam Hausen.

PR Student Makes Reader's "Best of Chicago 2014" List

The Chicago Reader named Public Relations major Rachael Perrotta the city's "Best Anti-Establishment Mouthpiece" in 2014, acknowledging her important work as a publicist for Occupy Chicago. 

Sean Wilmsen Gets in "The Game" as an Account Executive at WGWG, 87.7 FM
2014 Radio Department graduate Sean Wilmsen spent the better part of his last few weeks at Columbia College Chicago interviewing for Account Executive positions at Chicago radio stations. That perseverance and fortitude led him to acquire a full-time position as an Account Executive at WGWG, 87.7 FM, "The Game," in Chicago.

Dance Center Faculty Member Margi Cole - One of 100 Women of Inspiration - chosen by Today's Chicago Woman magazine.
Faculty member Margi Cole was recently selected as one of 100 Women of Inspiration by Today's Chicago Woman Magazine.

Advertising Faculty Awarded Golden Trumpet for Excellence in Marketing & Branding
Larry Minsky, Associate Professor of Advertising, and his team from I Imagine marketing and branding agency were honored with a 2014 Golden Trumpet Award from the Publicity Club of Chicago.

Students Explore Global Nonprofit Marketing in Prague

Advertising, PR, and Marketing students get a global perspective on place branding in the Czech Republic.

Advertising Faculty Presents Paper at International Conference
Kevin Christophersen, Associate Chair of Advertising and PR, will be presenting at  the Twelfth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities in Madrid, Spain.

Sam Stith Remixes Track for Up and Coming R&B Artist Amanya Amariel
A chance encounter has led Radio Department Adjunct Faculty member Sam Stith into a prominent role in remixing and producing Amanya Amariel's latest single, "Love Clouds."

Radio Student Miguel Flores Handles Ring Announcing Duties for MMA Card in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Radio Department Junior Miguel Flores traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico on Saturday, June 14, 2014, to ring announce for an action packed night of Mixed Martial Arts fights for the Triple A MMA organization.

Jesse Betend Interviews Rising UK Band "These New Puritans"
Junior Radio Department Major Jesse Betend recently had the opportunity to interview the amazingly talented Jack Barnett, vocalist, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, of UK rock band, These New Puritans.

Radio Major Rachel Kasperek Chosen to DJ for Young Chicago Authors Events
Following a successful stint as a DJ during Manifest, Columbia College Chicago's Annual Urban Arts Festival, Radio Department Senior Rachel Kasperek aka "DJ RachCity," has been selected as the resident DJ every Tuesday for #WordPlay, Chicago's longest running youth workshop and open mic, sponsored by Young Chicago Authors.

WCRX wins 2 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards
After receiving 6 student nominations, and 1 overall nomination, WCRX-FM took home first place in 2 categories at the Intercollegiate Broadcast System Awards (IBS) ceremony in New York City. 

Alums are in the Business of Hollywood

CA+S alums Eric McCoy (BA '09) and Justus Meyer (BA '11) have set a goal of making feature films taking the rags-to-approaching-riches adventurous route.  Read more...

Shooting on a Shoestring

CA+S adjunct faculty member Del Harvey brought together industry professionals and CCC students to make a micro budget horror anthology filmed in Chicago.  Read more...

Winners Selected for Political Cartoon Contest
This year's first-place winner is Yunjing Li, a visiting student studying Animation. A total of six students were honored at a reception on April 29. 

WCRX-FM's Dominick Cavaiani Interviews Country Musician Colt Ford
Riding a wave of success including collaborations with some of the biggest country artists in the world, Colt Ford found time out of his busy schedule to speak to "This is How Country Feels" host Dominick Cavaiani (aka Dominick Alan).

AA&A Students and Alumni continue to impact our community
We proudly follow the artistic and professional contributions of our students and alumni to Audio Arts & Acoustics fields and to the larger community and share here with you some representative examples, including a feature on AA&A senior Frank Waln.

Ilya Levinson’s Works to be Performed by Chicago Sinfonietta
Two works by Assistant Professor Ilya Levinson will be performed by Chicago Sinfonietta and Maxwell Street Klezmer band in their upcoming concert, “Identities," May 11-12.

Congratulations to Columbia's 16 Alpha Delta Sigma Honorees
The Marketing Communication department is happy to report a record sixteen seniors have been inducted into the American Advertising Federation's Alpha Delta Sigma (ADS) national professional honor society.

Dance Center Faculty member Lisa Gonzales' work to appear at National College Dance Festival at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC
Faculty member Lisa Gonzales' duet with baited breath was recently selected by the American College Dance Festival to appear in the ACDFA National Festival Celebration June 5-7, 2014 at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington, DC. The work was choreographed on Dance Center student Lindsey Lee and recent graduate Maggie Bouffard.

The Antidote of Life

CA+S MFA Candidate Olayinka Hassan believes in the power of making films.  Read more...

Adjunct Faculty Member Honored by the Publicity Club of Chicago
Dominic Calabrese, an adjunct professor in Columbia’s Marketing Communications Department, is a recipient of a 2014 Trumpet Award from the Publicity Club of Chicago for outstanding achievement in public relations.

AA&A’s Howard Sandroff presents “The Obsessive Image”, Thursday, May 8th, 7:00 PM, Evanston Art Center
AA&A’s Howard Sandroff presents “The Obsessive Image” – a presentation and reflection on the relationship between his sculptures and musical compositions - his obsession to freeze the time and motion of music into static spatial constructions, which are now his welded steel sculptures. Date: Thursday, May 8; Time: 7:00 P.M.; Place: Evanston Art Center.

Creating Industry Buzz From Baltimore

CA+S MFA Candidate Angel Kristi Williams who was recently named one of ten directors to watch always had aspirations to be a media or image maker.  Read more...

WCRX-FM's Jay Babii Debuts New Segment "What's Good in the Hood"
With two past interviews with President Barack Obama on his ledger, as well as several interviews with community leaders and Hip Hop artists, Columbia College Chicago Senior Radio Major Jay Babii has created a diverse and introspective audio feature entitled, "What's Good in the Hood."

WCRX-FM's Miguel Flores Interviews "Hoop Dreams" Director Steve James
Steve James, who has directed riveting documentaries such as "Hoop Dreams" and "The interrupters," recently was awarded the "Studs Terkel Community Media Award." WCRX-FM's Miguel Flores was on hand to speak to Steve about the award and his career.

Student Audio Documentary on Heroin Use Selected for Distribution by Public Radio Exchange (PRX)
"Age of Abuse: Young Adults and Heroin," a riveting documentary created by Radio & Audio Documentary students, has been picked up for licensing distribution by Public Radio Exchange (PRX).

Experimental Film Society Field Trip

Sixteen students and alumni of the CA+S Experimental Film Society recently traveled to the 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival to meet experimental, narrative, and documentary filmmakers from around the world. Read more...

"Let's Make Something Out of Nothing."

Ten finalist films made by 30+ filmmakers in CA+S Foundations classes screened before a full house at the 26th semi-annual Take 1 Student Film Festival followed by a Q&A and a presentation of awards.  Read more...

Dance Center Faculty Member Taisha Paggett performs in the 2014 Whitney Biennial
Guest lecturer to The Dance Center, taisha paggett, a Los Angeles-based artist whose work bridges the fields of visual art and dance, performs a durational work at the 2014 Whitney Biennial.  From April 16–20, her performance will appear during Museum Hours in the Anne & Joel Ehrenkranz Gallery, Museum Lobby at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Students Create "Iceland Airwaves" Audio Documentary
Eight Columbia College Chicago students from the Radio Department and Journalism Department traveled to Reykjavik, Iceland to blog and produce an audio documentary about the annual Iceland Airwaves Music Festival via the Covering International Festivals: Iceland course.

Watching Big Movies on the Small Screen

The Chicago Tribune recently interviewed three CA+S students: So what's it like to be a young filmmaker in that 18-24 bracket shooting stories destined to be watched on a strange variety of screens?  Read more...

ARTS & CRAFTS Goes Viral

Arts & Crafts', a CCC student-created comedic web series, first season available on Vimeo and YouTube.  Read more...

AA&A Alumnus, Karson Glass, chooses coveted seat in Rush University's Audiology doctoral program
Recent Audio Design and Production graduate, Karson Glass (AA&A BA, Dec 2013), was offered sports at the two largest Audiology graduate programs in the Midwest: Northwestern and Rush Universities. He chose Rush University’s Doctor of Audiology program for its focus on clinical research and application.

"Nothing But Net" Crew Interviews #1 Ranked Boys High School Basketball Player in the Nation!
Jahlil Okafor is the consensus top prep prospect in the united States, and WCRX-FM's  "Nothing But Net" radio hosts were on the scene to speak to the 6'10 superstar, as well as his father, Chukwudi Okafor, about winning a state title, the recruitment process, and representing Chicago at the McDonald's All-American game.

AA&A students and alumni in the news
Dave Collis (B.A. Dec. 2013) founding member and lead singer of Chicago-based noise rock band My Dad, celebrates the new 7” record release, Mouth Bleeder. Sean Samet (B.A. 2003) is now managing a major North American trade association. Matt DeWine (B.A. 2004) is keeping Pieholden Suite Sound recording studio alive and well in its Ukranian Village neighborhood. Sophomore Adam Kowalczyk is bringing to life a new "idea lab," 32 forty, in Bridgeport.

Audio Arts & Acoustics' Benj Kanters makes waves in Hearing Awareness & Conservation worldwide!

AA&A associate professor and associate chair, Benj Kanters, has been teaching, researching, publishing, and offering educational and professional workshops on the topic of hearing awareness and conservation for over 10 years. This is now officially his time, with
  • two National Hearing Conservation awards recognizing his development of the AA&A course Studies in Hearing, the founding of, and the touring seminar “The Hearing Conservation Workshop,”
  • a cover article for the Nov-Dec/2013 issue of Audiology Today, a journal of the American Academy of Audiology,
  • the chapter on “Hearing Conservation” for the upcoming 5th edition of the Handbook for Sound Engineers,
  • a “rock-star” schedule of invited seminars and workshops in some of the most reputable educational, professional, medical, and research organizations in the country and beyond,
  • a recent AA&A graduate and advisee, Karson Glass (B.A. Dec. 2013) joining the list of past AA&A graduates accepted to prestigious Audiology doctorate programs, and
  • numerous past students and advisees making the news and impacting our community

WCRX-FM's Brendan Taylor Interviews Music Critic/Author Jim DeRogatis
As co-host of the nationally syndicated music show, Sound Opinions, Jim DeRogatis is one of the most recognized music critics in the world, as well as an accomplished author who has written several books about music.

Philadelphia breaker Raphael Xavier's recent residency at The Dance Center
Philadelphia rapper, breakdancer, choreographer, and producer Raphael Xavier recently visited The Dance Center to premiere his newest work The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance.  While he was here, he taught, participated in panels, led workshops, and hosted an MC Battle as part of a festival called B-Real: A Look Inside Urban Movements.

Chicago is #1

Hot dogs? Check. Deep dish? Check. Movie making? Check! Chicago has been named by MovieMaker magazine as the top city to live in and work as a MovieMaker in 2014. Read more...

MCD Student Elected to Serve on PRSSA National Committee
Sophomore Marketing Communication Department student David Lee Watta was elected to serve as the next vice president of Regional Conferences, on the National Committee of the Public Relations Student Society of America. 

Luis Nasser Participates in event at Adler Planetarium
The event  brought together Latino community organizations, families, and scientists to discuss and learn science. 

Erika Kooda Interviews Actress Lauren Potter from Hit Television Show "Glee"
Actress Lauren Potter, who plays cheerleader Becky Jackson on the FOX TV show, "Glee," recently stopped by the Radio Department. Student Erika Kooda was able to spend some time with the actress discussing all things "Glee," and her role as an advisor for President Barack Obama's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities.

Pan Papacosta Delivers Talk a the Chillicothe Public Library
His talk was titled "Einstein's Angels and Demons: The Man behind E=mc2." 

Radio Audio Documentary Students Win National Broadcast Award
Radio students have been awarded First Place in the Broadcast Education Association's Festival of Media Arts Student Audio Competition.

Radio Student Tom Moran Makes an Impact at Rivet News Radio
The Rivet News Radio app launched to much acclaim last year. One of the instrumental behind-the-scenes producers is none other than Junior Radio Major Tom Moran.

Associate Professor, Minsky on Restaurant "Secret Menus"
Marketing Communication Associate Professor Larry Minsky featured in a Medill Report on the topic of secret menus at restaurants as a marketing tool. 

WCRX-FM's Dominick Cavaiani Interviews Jamie Lono from NBC's "The Voice"
Every Wednesday night Dominick Cavaiani hosts, "This is How Country Feels," from 8 p.m.-11 p.m. on WCRX-FM. He presents exclusive sessions and interviews, such as his recent chat with Chicago recording artist Jamie Lono, who found fame as a contestant on NBC-TV's "The Voice."

Josh Cox Interviews Comedy Central Stand-Up Comedian Damon Williams
Born and raised in Chicago, Comedy Central stand-up comedian Damon Williams, heard weekly on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner radio morning show, made a special appearance at Columbia College Chicago, and Radio Department student Josh Cox was there to cover the event.

Acoustics senior, Chris Nottoli (BS in Acoustics, 2014) gets hired by Riverbank Acoustical Laboratories
Chris Nottoli, senior student at the Audio Arts & Acoustics Department, is celebrating his upcoming graduation from the BS in Acoustics program three months early! A few short weeks ago he was hired as an Acoustician by Riverbank Acoustical Laboratories, a division of Alion Science and Technology Corp. and a worldwide recognized source of valid acoustical data in numerous commercial, civilian and military specifications.

Assistant Professor, Murphy Awarded the 2014 American Academy of Advertising Research Fellowship Award
Assistant Professor in the Marketing Communication Department, Margaret (Peg) Murphy, was awarded the 2014 American Academy of Advertising's Research Fellowship Award for her peer reviewed solo authored research paper proposal, ""A Seamless Convergence or a Path Apart: The Advertising Industry's Perspective on Undergraduate Career Preparedness."   

AA&A adjunct faculty Curt Marolt has been busy!
When adjunct faculty member, Curtis Marolt, is not teaching Audio Production III to advanced AA&A students, he keeps busy making career strides in our industries.

Asst. Professor Murphy, Winner of "Best Paper" Award at 2013 KIE International Conference
Assistant Professor in the Marketing Communication Department, Margaret (Peg) Murphy's solo authored 2013 International Knowledge, Innovation and Enterprise (KIE) Conference paper, "Generation Z and Media & Arts Entrepreneurship Education:  An Investigation of Creative Learning Issues and Opportunities" won the 2013 Conference Recognition Award for “Best Paper” in the Creativity Category and has been published in the peer reviewed, KIE Conference Book Series.  

Scott Corchin Named Morning Show Host at WWPW, 96.1 FM in Atlanta, GA
Following a lengthy stay as evening host at WKSC, 103.5 FM in Chicago, 2006 Radio Department graduate Scott Corchin (aka "Special K"), will be taking his immense talents to Atlanta, GA, as the new morning show host at WWPW, 96.1 FM (Power 96.1).

DJ Zebo to Perform at Two National Music Festivals
Radio Department Adjunct faculty member Johnathon "Zebo" Gust has been chosen to DJ at both the Spring Awakening Festival in Chicago, IL and the Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit, MI.

Pegeen Reichert Powell's Book Published
Her new book, Retention & Resistance: Writing Instruction and Students Who Leave, has been published by Utah State University Press. 

George Bailey Hosts Screening of Film
The film was “Twelve Years a Slave," and Dr. Bailey led a post-screening discussion. 

Radio Student Khristtian Locke's Music Featured in Japan Edition of Rolling Stone Magazine
Hailing from South Holland, Illinois, Columbia College Chicago Senior Khristtian Locke is making a name for himself as a musical artist not only in the United States, but also in Japan, where he was recently spotlighted in the Japanese edition of Rolling Stone Magazine.

B-Real: A Look Inside Urban Movements in the News!
The Dance Center in the News: The Chicago Reader and The Chicago Tribune focus on The Dance Center's B-Real Festival with highlights on Compagnie Käfig and Raphael Xavier...

The Dance Center on WGN-TV Channel 9's Around Town on the Morning News
Tomorrow morning - look out for B-Real Artists on WGN-TV Channel 9's Around Town!
FROM 8am-10am LIVE FROM THE DANCE CENTER with B-Real artists Raphael Xavier, Moncell Durden, DJ Lori Branch and Lauren Lowery

WCRX-FM's Natalie Nesteruk Interviews Actress from Netflix Series, "Orange Is the New Black"
"Orange Is the New Black" has become a bona fide hit for Netflix, and with season 2 of the original series set to premiere later this year, WCRX-FM's Natalie Nesteruk recently sat down with actress Barbara Rosenblat, who plays Miss Rosa on the series, to discuss the successful show.

Audrey Niffenegger Participates in 'Ask Me Anything' on Reddit
Niffenegger was asked about her work as an author, her favorite types of comedies, her work at Columbia, and whether the Pixies are still the Pixies without bassist Kim Deal. 

Columbia PRSSA Selected to Host Regional Conference
The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter at Columbia College Chicago was selected as one of ten colleges in the nation to host a Regional Conference. Their conference: "The Loop: A 360° Approach to Public Relations in Chicago" will take place on March 7-8, 2014. 

Rodriguez Represents Columbia NYC for AAF's Most Promising Minority Student Program

MCD student, Janet Rodriguez, travels to NYC for American Advertising Federation's Most Promising Minority Students program and expo, facilitated by Wieden+Kennedy, Leo Burnett and Draftfcb Chicago.

Associate Professor Larry Minsky featured in Harvard Business Review

The HBR Blog Network series featured Associate Professor, Larry Minsky on their website recently. Minsky co-authored the article, entitled “What Does Your Brand Sound Like?” with Colleen Fahey, U.S. Managing Director of Sixième Son, the world's largest audio branding agency.

Radio Department Collaboration Leads to Formation of DJ Academy Program
Radio Department Associate Professor, Jim Mitchem, and Adjunct faculty member Lavoy McConnell along with Paul Teruel, Director of Community Partnerships at Columbia College Chicago, have partnered with Young Chicago Authors and the Louder Than a Bomb Poetry Event to form DJ Academy Program.

LAS Selects Winners of Two New Faculty Awards
The two awards are the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences/Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media Faculty Fellowship, and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards for Scholarly and Creative Achievement.

Dominic Pacyga Featured in SouthtownStar Story
The professor was interviewed about this work, including his forthcoming book about the Chicago Stockyards, and teaching in Poland through his Fulbright award. 

Tom Bowman Navigates His Way Into a Position at Total Traffic Network
A Lebanon, Pennsylvania native who moved to Chicago to attend Columbia College Chicago, Tom Bowman (B.A. '13) can safely say in his role as Traffic Producer for Total Traffic Network, that he now knows the highways of the Midwest like the back of his hand.

2013 Radio Graduate Joe Lundstrom Creates His Niche at WLS-AM
"The Roe and Roeper Show" on WLS, 890 AM continues to be one of the most listened to talk shows in Chicago, and one of its key, behind the scenes contributors is Content Producer Joe Lundstrom (B.A. '13).

Dominick Cavaiani Interviews Award-Winning Uk Folk/Punk Singer Frank Turner
WCRX-FM's Dominick Cavaiani was able to snare a few minutes with Frank Turner, known as one of the hardest working musicians in the world, as he wrapped up a 49-date tour in the USA and Canada.

WCRX-FM's Dan Malone Snags an Interview with Alternative Rock Band Imagine Dragons
2013 was the year of Imagine Dragons as the band dominated both the alternative rock and pop charts with such hits as, "Radioactive," "It's Time," and "Demons."

Student Composers on WFMT’s Relevant Tones
Work by student composers Chace Wall and Katrina Zemrak will be featured on Relevant Tones on WFMT on Saturday, December 28, 2013, at 5:00 p.m.

Shannon Dawson Feeling "Right at Home" at WQHH, 96.5 FM in Lansing, MI
Originally from New York City, Radio Department graduate Shannon Dawson (B.A. '13) like many college graduates found her post-college career was at a crossroads.

2013 Graduate Ryan McKiddy Hosts Weekends On-Air at WUSN, 99.5 FM Chicago
Since he was 10 years old, 2013 Radio Department graduate and Naperville, IL native, Ryan McKiddy, dreamed about being on-air in the 'City of Big Shoulders,' Chicago, IL.

Spring 2014 LAS Dean's Lecture: "Talking Trash: Waste, Sprawl, and the Future of the Seas"
Join Dean Deborah H. Holdstein for the Spring 2014 LAS Dean’s Lecture as she welcomes Dr. Steven H. Corey, who will provide a lively overview of issues surrounding the urbanization of the shore and our use of oceans as dumping grounds. 

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.

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.

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 Sons in the category of nontraditional nonfiction.

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 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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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 Brings Home Journalism Honors
The Illinois College Press Association (ICPA) named The Columbia Chronicle the best college newspaper in the state, and presented the paper with 18 other awards for various work in photographic, graphic, editorial and advertising content. The Chronicle also won first place for its 2013 Sex Issue in the Special Supplement category.

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!

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," and WCRX-FM Friday Morning Host, Brian Woodworth, covered the event and got an exclusive interview.

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.

Chapbook: MFA Poetry Alumnus, Stephen Danos' Gravitational

MFA Poetry Alumnus, Stephen Danos, has placed his chapbook Gravitational with The New Megaphone. 

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. 

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.

Alumni Spotlight: Katie Kather

Like many students in Columbia's journalism department, Katie Kather completed more than one internship while in school. She was at the Chicago Reader, then at WBEZ Chicago Public Radio for six months, and now works for Minnesota 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!

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

WCRX Election Center 2014
Find out all you need to know about the upcoming midterm elections and catch live coverage on WCRX Tuesday November 4th. 

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:

    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 Loveis 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 

    Jill Talbot Has Been Busy

    Jill Talbot, the 2013-2015 Elma Stuckey Writer-in-Residence, has been busy lately with publications. 

    Catch the best in sports talk after dark on WCRX
    From Chicago football, to the local college athletic scene. Will our basketball team be among the best in the east? You can catch analysis and YOUR voice on our sports talk programming. 

    WCRX FM wins New York Festivals award
    Columbia College Chicago's WCRX-FM wins in New York. 

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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. 

    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. 

    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.

    "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.

    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

    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.

    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. 

    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.

    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. 

    Marcos Balter Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship for Composition
    Marcos Balter was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship on April 10 for his work in composition.

    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.

    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.

    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. 

    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.

    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. 

    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.

    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
    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. 

    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.

    New programming on WCRX
    Fall semester 2014 is here, let's welcome our new students at WCRX!

    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. 

    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. 

    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.”

    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.

    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. 

    Michael Robbins' Book Named in Best of 2012 Lists
    His book, Alien vs. Predator, was published in March of 2012 by Penguin. 

    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

    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, and several recent graduates working at the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.

    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.

    WCRX wins 2 Intercollegiate Broadcast System Awards
    After receiving 6 student nominations, and 1 overall nomination, WCRX took home first place in 2 categories at the ceremony in New York City. 

    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.

    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 2014, students explored everywhere from Peru to Marin County, California to Chicago's neighborhoods. Summer will take fashion journalism students to Italy. This fall, meanwhile, students will have the chance to dig deeper into the entertainment beat by studying at Semester in LA: Journalism, based at Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles.

    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.

    2012 Patricia McCarty Scholarship Recipient
    Congratulations to the 2012's Patricia McCarty Advertising Scholarship recipient, Suzanne Miller.

    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 Holly Jolly 2014 is only months away!
    Holly Jolly Trolley is the annual event at WCRX to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository and it comes your way Thursday December 4, 2014.

    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)!

    WCRX, 88.1 FM Wins International Radio Awards
    WCRX, 88.1 FM has been awarded multiple 2012 Communicator Awards.

    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.

    Students 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.

    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 Second at NSAC Regionals
    The Marketing Communication Ad Practicum students won 2nd place in the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) by 0.3 points. 

    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.

    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."

    Sarah Odishoo's Creative Nonfiction Essay Selected as ‘Notable Essay’
    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."

    The Process returns to WCRX October 2014
    After the summer semester break, the original Columbia College Chicago radio department production returns.

    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.

    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.

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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, 2011
    The 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
    Eddie Kramer, 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.”

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