Faculty + Staff News / October 9, 2012
Paul Amandes (Theatre) is the author of Small, a new "play in progress" running at the Open Door Repertory Company in Oak Park through November 18.
Doreen Bartoni (Film + Video) recently presented her paper "Space, Time & the Arts: Case Study for Creative Connections" at the 4th Annual Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education Conference.
Tom Dowd (Interactive Arts + Media) was quoted in a Red Eye article, "Crowd Funding Site Powers Chicago Video Games To The Next Level," for being an advisor for the student-produced game, Moon Intern, which raised $43,000 on Kickstarter this past July.
Jess Godwin (Theatre) will release her new EP with a concert and post-show party on November 2 at Double Door in the Wicker Park neighborhood.
Dean Deborah H. Holdstein (School of Liberal Arts + Sciences) coedited The WPA Outcomes Statement—A Decade Later, which is a series of scholarly essays that address the national and international influence of the Council of Writing Program Administrators' Outcomes Statement a decade after it was published.
Chris Huizenga (Marketing + Communications) was featured in an article on SaukValley.com about his new company, Noble Toy Co., which makes wooden toys to be handed down through generations.
Christy Karpinski (Photography) will be the juror for the Krappy Kamera Competition through the SoHo Photo Gallery in New York City.
Christie Kerr (Theatre) is choreographing A Christmas Carol at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights, which will run November 23 through December 24.
Joanne Koch’s (Film + Video) musical Soul Sisters opens October 19 at the Clockwise Theatre in Waukegan, and runs weekends through November 11.
Dirk Matthews (Portfolio Center) gave two presentations at the University of Twente in Enschede, Netherlands. A faculty and staff presentation gave an overview of the Portfolio Center's programming in relation to students in new media. The student presentation provided guidelines for portfolio development in new media fields.
Patricia McNair's (Fiction Writing) book, Temple of Air, was listed by Shoptopia as a "Don't Miss" in its list of October's Best Books, a mall mailer that reaches shopping centers across the country, and was praised by critic Caroline Leavitt.
Brian Shaw (Theatre) was nominated by the Movie Maverick Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his work on the short film Birth of a White Boy, written and directed by Columbia Film + Video graduate student J. Paul Preseault. Shaw also makes an appearance as "Kent" in F&ckload of Scotch Tape, which was written and directed by Film + Video faculty member Julian Grant and makes its world premiere October 18 at the Chicago International Film Festival.
Stephanie Shaw (Theatre) will perform two of her original monologues at the EstroGenius Festival on November 13-14 at the TBG Arts Center in New York City.
Louis Silverstein (HHSS) is facilitating Chicago's first-ever Death Cafe at Kuempel Men's Center, October 9, where people come together in a relaxed, confidential, and safe setting to discuss the meaning of death and its effect on lives.
Peter Thompson (Photography) screened three of his films at Columbia College Chicago on October 4 and was lauded in the Chicago Reader, in the words of Bruce Sheridan (Film + Video), as "the best Chicago filmmaker you've never heard of."
Brian West (Undergraduate Admissions Office) created a cocktail—the Hippocrene—in celebration of Poetry Magazine's 100th anniversary.
Eric Winston (Institutional Advancement) represented Columbia College Chicago at the Chicago South Asian Film Festival, which was covered on BollySpice.