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COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO STUDENT SECTION
OF THE AUDIO ENGINEERING SOCIETY (AES)


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The Audio Engineering Society http:www.aes.org is the major professional society dedicated specifically to the audio profession. Members receive the monthly Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, where many scientific audio-related research and innovations are introduced, as well as advance notification of conventions, conferences, and local chapter meetings. AES members include professionals from all areas of audio including acoustics, sound contracting, recording, live sound reinforcement, research, design, film and video sound, multi-media, marketing of audio-related products, education, and more.

The AA&A AES Student Section is the principle student group at our Department and functions as the AA&A liaison to the AES local Chapter. The group is committed to bringing together students with a mutual interest in audio technology. Through regular meetings, students have the opportunity to interact with other audio students at all levels of study, in effect networking with their potential future colleagues, employers, or employees. Any student enrolled at Columbia College with an interest in audio may join the group and attend AES events. Planned events often incorporate guest speakers such as local professionals, industry leaders, and audio innovators. Other possible monthly activities include critical listening sessions, student project presentations, equipment evaluations and comparisons, and audio facility tours.

Sample Past Activities:

  • Road trips to attend the annual Central Region Audio Engineering Society (AES) Student Summit in St. Louis
  • Organization and promotion of a presentation by George Blood, President of Safe Sound Archive, that discussed a) best practices in the handling of analog magnetic recordings and b) findings on the actual accuracy of the data we get from analog-to-digital converters
  • Planning and hosting of the Audio Arts + Acoustics Gallery as part of the Manifest Urban Arts Festival
  • Assistance with student portfolio showcases
  • DYI workshops on cable soldering and minor audio equipment repairs
  • Promotion of student participation in the annual AES conference, with departmentally subsidized trips to Saint Louis, San Francisco, etc.

Officers (elected annually):

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Representative(s) to Columbia Student Organizations Council (SOC)

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COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO STUDENT CHAPTER
OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA (ASA)

The Acoustical Society of America http://acousticalsociety.org is a national organization dedicated to increasing the knowledge of acoustics, facilitate its dissemination, and promote its practical application. The AA&A student chapter of ASA is committed to helping students network, exchange information and ideas, and learn more about the world of acoustics at the local level. The chapter members are involved in activities like academic enrichment, professional development, resume building, technical presentations, and industry tours.

The student chapter elects four officers every year. At least two of the four officers must have junior or earlier status to ensure the continuity of the organization’s leadership through the following year. Meetings are held twice a month, generally on a weekday evening. Anyone interested in acoustics is welcome!

Sample Past Activities::

  • Trip to Northwestern University's anechoic chamber
  • Promotion of student participation in and presentations at the biannual ASA Conventions
  • Invited speakers from industry

Officers (elected annually):

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary and Chapter Representative to ASA and Columbia SOC

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COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SGA)
 

http://www.colum.edu/students/Engagement/student-government.php

The Student Government Association of Columbia College Chicago represents the student voice and endeavors to construct a more perfect union. It serves as a liaison between students and the faculty and staff, and administration in order to ensure the welfare of our unique and diverse art and communication community. Through leadership and strong representation, it strives to provide students with opportunities to grow academically, artistically, professionally, and personally.

SGA meetings take place every Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the Loft, located in the fourth floor of 916 S. Wabash, during the fall and spring semesters. It is comprised of five executive officers and 30 elected senators, each representing the needs of students in specific academic departments and the student body at large.