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CCC In the News - Monday, July 21, 2014

This weekly summer digest of Columbia College story highlights and related news from local and national media sources is compiled by the Public Relations staff of Institutional Marketing and Communication. If someone in your office would like to be added to/removed from the email distribution, please send a request to mediarelations@colum.edu.

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Chicago Tribune – Jonathon Stern, Vice President of Development, Columbia College Chicago
Jonathon Stern is announced as the new vice president of development.
Daily Herald – Sinise Returns to Headline Rockin’ for the Troops at Cantigny
Music associate professor Kimo Williams is mentioned for co-founding the Lt. Dan Band with musician and actor Gary Sinise which performs to support American soldiers and veterans.
Chicago Magazine – Best of Instagram
Art + Design student Elise Swopes is featured as one of Eight Chicago creatives whose feeds deserve your follow.
Esquire Magazine – What it Feels Like to be Gored by a Bull
Creative Writing MFA alumnus, author and journalist Bill Hillman is featured for being gored by a bull and surviving. Additional coverage My Suburban Life.
Daily Herald – Schaumburg Native Swaps Broadway Dream for Behind-the-Scenes Career
AEMM alumna Natalie Bounassar is featured as the production secretary on Lee Daniels’ upcoming FOX TV drama series Empire.
Chicago Reader – Reader’s Agenda Tue 7/15: ‘Sharp, Clear Pictures,’ Afro-Latin@ Diaspora, and OOIOO
The Dance Center’s Afro-Latin@ Diaspora Summer Dance Intensive is highlighted in the Reader’s Agenda.
Kent Gateway News – Summer Reads: Variety of Books Penned by Local Authors
Creative Writing professor Garnett Kilberg-Cohen’s book Swarm to Glory is highlighted as one of the Summer Reads by Local Authors.
Broadway World – Hank Boland Named New Artistic Director of Strawdog Theatre Company
Cinema Art + Science adjunct faculty member Richard (Hank) Boland is featured as the new artistic director of Strawdog Theater Company.
Refinery 29 – Chicago’s Erica Hubbard is a Rising Star
Journalism alumna and actress Erica Hubbard is featured as a “rising star” and discusses growing up in Chicago, her career goals while at Columbia College and getting involved with the Chicago-based television show Up and Running in this Q&A.
Broadway World – BWW Reviews: GA Shakespeare’s One Man, Two Guvnors is as Good as a Summer Comedy Gets
Theatre alumnus Aaron Munoz receives rave review for Georgia Shakespeare’s One Man, Two Guvnors.
Southbend Tribune – Passion for Journalism Started Early
Journalism MFA student Veronica Rios contributes this profile about deciding to return back to her hometown of South Bend, IN.
Highland Park News – Highland park nonprofit ‘Room2Improv’ Brings Improv to Everyone
Eileen Kahana, student teacher supervisor at Columbia College and retired Chicago Public Schools teacher is featured for founding a nonprofit improvisational instruction company Room2Improv after taking an improv class at Second City.
Wilmette Life – Starlight Theatre Stages ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ Outdoors
Theatre assistant professor Ashton Byrum is highlighted as the show director of the Starlight Theatre’s Annie Get Your Gun outdoor performance.
ChicagoInno – Trip Hawkins, the Founder of EA, Tells Us How Gameplay Will Revolutionize Education
Founder of Electronic Arts Trip Hawkins speaks at Columbia College for the INTETAIN Conference.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Art Notes: 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial Opens Saturday at Carnegie
Photography MFA alumnus David Oresick is highlighted as the executive director of Silver Eye Center for Photography.
Chicagoist – Women & Children First Continues Mission as Two Employees Buy Iconic Bookstore
The Department of Creative Writing is mentioned for being “huge and so influential” in Chicago’s creative writing landscape.
The Daily Meal – Guide to Pitchfork Music Festival 2014
Pitchfork Book Fort sponsored by Columbia College is highlighted in the Pitchfork Music Festival Guide.



Chronicle of Higher Ed – Great Colleges Create a Culture of Accountability and Cooperation
The Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual Great Colleges to Work For survey shows a growing awareness of the strategic importance of employee engagement and organizational culture for the success of the institution. Fostering cultures of accountability, collaboration and innovation factor highly into success rates.

Arts, Media and Entertainment

New York Times – North Carolina’s New Poet Laureate Bows Out
With no input from the North Carolina Arts Council, Governor Pat McCrory created an uproar when he appointed Valerie Macon, a self-published poet and state employee as the state’s poet laureate. She resigned a week later over questions about her literary credentials and qualifications. Additional coverage: Slate, Inside Higher Ed, U.S. News & World Report, ABC News, NPR, among others.