Faculty Member Michael K. Paxton to Exhibit New ArtworkFeb 25, 2021
Columbia College Chicago faculty member in Art and Art History, Design to have work featured in solo exhibition
Columbia College Chicago faculty member in Art and Art History, Design to have work featured in solo exhibition
The film, which previously premiered as a part of the LGBTQ+ Film Festival qFLIX, is getting its global premier on the streaming platform Lesflicks.
The Musical Theatre Program in Columbia College Chicago’s Theatre Department announces call for submissions
Intelligent.com, an independent informational archive dedicated to helping students in their pre-college journey, has identified Columbia College Chicago as an institution with top programs in multiple disciplines.
“Push Button Future,” was produced and written by Audio Arts and Acoustics Instructor Ryan Black and features the artist NÆ.
Journalism Associate Professor Elio Leturia's new text presents the work of national Peruvian folk artists.
The documentary was directed by Cinema and Television Arts alum Armin Korsos '20.
"Inside and Outside the Wall," which was created in Experimental Production II (Fall 2020), will be online from February 12-15, 2021.
CTVA student earns place with up-and-coming prestigious film collective.
American Thief is a film directed and written by Adjunct Instructor Miguel Silveira and co-produced and written by Assistant Professor Missy Hernandez.
Alums Curt Clendenin ('98) and Matt Jones ('01) collaborate on the 5th KaPow Intergalactic Film Festival (February 19-28, 2021).
"Where Monsters Lurk," which is currently in pre-production, won a $5,000 grant from The Film Fund. The film is being produced by Lindy Stokes and was written and directed by Beth Ashby.
Columbia College Chicago to host a presentation on Ida B. Wells by her great granddaughter and Columbia faculty member Michelle Duster as part of the school’s Collective Impact Series.
Fashion Studies student Amaiya Sims, who will graduate in 2021, won the top scholarship offered by the NRF Next Generation Scholarship Competition.
Instructor Ryan Black, a technology and live event production expert who teaches AUD 121 and 122, will be giving a talk entitled "Tech Adaptations to Post-COVID Performing Spaces" as well as investigating the questions curators of musical traditions should be asking as the world moves forward in a technological and web connected space.
The Association of National Advertisers recognizes Minksy's new text as seminal in his field.
All proceeds from the sale of two of their latest singles will benefit organizations dedicated to social justice.
Columbia College Chicago is pleased to celebrate the latest career achievement of CTVA alum Max Drenckpohl ’19 who color graded Taylor Swift’s new video, “Willow.”
"The Prom" was released December 4th, 2020.
Columbia alum Brian Schodorf, who earned his BA in Television/Broadcast Journalism in 2006 and his Masters in Media Management in 2008, wins five Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy awards for new film.
Columbia College Chicago is pleased to announce that ChicagoVox, directed by Music faculty member Martez Rucker, was awarded “Outstanding Ensemble” at the M-PACT virtual festival held November 19th and 20th.
Find out how becoming an expert in COVID protocols can increase industry-readiness this Friday, December 11th, 2020.
Laura Choppin Randolph '02 and Christopher Martinez '13 are CTVA alums who have worked on Taylor Swift's Disney Plus documentary.
Columbia College Chicago Private Voice Instructor G. Thomas Allen was nominated for his collaboration with Ricky Dillard on the motown gospel album "Choirmaster."
The short film "Rosie," produced by Samantha Quill, MFA '19, will be screened at two film festivals in the midwest.
Clendenin's Halloween horror feature, Black Pumpkin, will premier December 8th, 2020 on Amazon, AppleTV, iTunes, GooglePlay, Fandango NOW, DirecTV, Vudu, Xfinity, Fios, Spectrum, COX, Comcast, Shaw, Bell and Dish!
Faculty Member Chamille Weddington’s Business, Schweet Cheesecake, Highlighted in Chicago Magazine
The short documentary "Part of Me" won a platinum award in the short documentary category.
Columbia Faculty member and alum wins awards for his work with Saturday Night Live and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Columbia students Eryn Jones, Xitaly Viveros, Alfred Pell, and L'oren Parker on the Target team as well as Amaiya Sims, Ben Sill, Brittany Wilson, and Kristen Kirschbaum on the Qurate team have made the semi-finals in this competitive challenge.
Alumni and faculty members in Theatre, Dance, and Music departments nominated for 2020 Joseph Jefferson Awards
The short film "Where the Heck is Ricky Saunders?" will be screened online on November 21, 2020 between 7:00PM and 8:30PM.
Associate Professor Elio Leturia will be presenting his latest documentary, “The Bewitching Hours,” as part of the education panel at the 43rd national Fulbright Association Conference on Friday, October 23rd, 2020 from 10:30am-11:45am EST.
Little Sparrow, a practicum short film, has been nominated for Best Short Horror Film at the Southern Horror Film Festival, which will be held October 31, 2020.
Longtime Faculty Member and Well-known Chicago Actor Bradley Mott Passed Away on October 10 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Columbia’s Theatre Department begins its performance season with a free play promoting active conversation on leadership and politics.
McGuirk's short film, "Devil Vac," will premiere as a part of the "Bite Size Shorts" series on Hulu.
Associate Professor of Journalism Elio Leturia to present at the AIGA Unidos Hispanic Heritage Talks October 14th at 6:30PM CT.
Angel Kristi Williams, Columbia College Chicago Cinema and Television Arts alumna, MFA '15, has her film accepted to SXSW 2020 and AFI Fest 2020.
Columbia Alum Katie Sponseller, MFA '15, has had her short film, "Alone Together" screened at the LA Shorts film festival.
A new forum celebrating voices and cultures from around the world will be held Friday, October 23rd, 1:00pm-4:00pm on Zoom.
Columbia College Chicago's Fashion Department and Chicago Fashion Lyceum are proud to announce their upcoming Collective Impact series webinar, which will be hosted by madison moore [sic].
Columbia College Chicago alumni and faculty are celebrated in the September 2020 issue of NewCity.
Johnson, who studied journalism and photojournalism at Columbia College Chicago, has been honored by StreetWise as one of the 20 Most Inspiring Chicagoans in 2020.
Mario Panagiotopoulos, Caryn Capotosto, Patrik Thelander, Daniel Kibblesmith, Scott Hanson, Johnnie Ingram, Rae Deslich, and Analucia McGorty, are also Columbia College Chicago alumni who were nominated for Emmy awards in 2020.
Each year, Columbia College Chicago celebrates Constitution Day. This year's event will be held on Zoom September 17th.
"35," produced and directed by two #Columalums, follows the story of a Black transwoman's survival.
Cinema and Television Arts student practicum films "Inconvenience," "Pegasus," "Oasis," "Little Sparrow," and "A Wolf Comes at Night" featured at film festivals around the world.
Thelma Vickroy joins Columbia College Chicago this semester as the new Chair of the Department of Cinema and Television Arts.
Assistant Professor of Instruction Guy Villa Jr., who teaches in Design, has a project selected for publication in the Journal of Communication Arts.
Students from Associate Professor David Berner's Spring 2020 Radio and Audio Documentary Class offer their final audio documentary to the public, now available on Itunes.
Associate Professor David W. Berner announces the publication of his eighth book, which is set for release September 1, 2020.
Music Instructor Typhanie Monique joins the Department as the new Practitioner-in-Residence in Vocal Studies.
Andrew Forster, '12, takes the lead in a new 2020 virtual Game Jam at Columbia College Chicago.
Three students from the 2020 DocYourWorld course are honored at the Bronzeville Film Festival for their film, "Soleful."
Columbia alumni come together to create a film that explores life and love in the heart of Chicago
Columbia College Chicago congratulates Shea Couleé (Jaren Merrell) '11 on their induction to the Drag Race Hall of Fame.
Great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells pens book about the civil rights activist
Columbia Alum Staci R. Collins Jackson, CEO of The Collins Jackson Agency PR firm, is selected as a voting member of The Academy.
The Columbia community came together to work on "Flannery," an award-winning documentary about the life of southern writer, Flannery O'Connor.
Columbia students Celia Knox and Allison Thompson of faculty member Jane Canepa's "Jammin' With Jane" initiative support Operation Tone-Up
Written by Ames Hawkins and designed by Jessica Jacobs, These are Love(d) Letters has received three notable awards since its release last September.
Columbia College Chicago is proud to join the Chicago Campus Voting Challenge and the Illinois Campus Voting Challenge to increase civic engagement and civic education within the Columbia community.
Cinema and Television Arts would like to announce the retirement of faculty member Robert Buchar.
A message from President Kwang-Wu Kim to the college community about the killing of George Floyd.
Columbia College Chicago Events and Promotions students organize a series of virtual performances to raise funds for Team Test Truck, which offers mobile COVID-19 testing.
The four-part series will be live streamed on YouTube beginning Monday, May 25 at 11 a.m. CST. Each lecture will feature different topic and a guest moderator.
Columbia faculty member and great-granddaughter of civil rights champion Ida B. Wells, Michelle Duster, contributes to Wells’ autobiography with afterword.
This year's Excellence in Teaching Award co-finalists include Hilary Sarat-St. Peter, Carolina Posse, Joseph Kramer, Wendi Weber, Derek Fawcett, Sam Roe, Lauren Downing Peters, Khalid Long, and Matthew Andersen.
To commemorate their time together this semester, SiLA teachers and program directors have put together an uplifting video for graduating students.
Columbia’s second annual The Third Mask festival will be taking place online this year
Shred America, directed by Arthur Swidzinski '12, is now available on streaming services.
Ellie Giadáns, BA '15, wins Emmy for production of WXTV Univision 41-News morning newscast.
Susan Imus wants to show hospital staff appreciation with special messages of encouragement
Columbia College Chicago 2018 Advanced Practicum film, "A Wolf Comes at Night," to be screened at film festivals across the nation.
Dr. Eric Freedman, Dean of the School of Media Arts at Columbia College Chicago, announces the publication of his new book, "The Persistence of Code in Game Engine Culture."
English and Creative Writing Professor Joe Meno will publish his eighth book, Between Everything and Nothing, on June 2, 2020.
Oral History: the Art of the Interview/Honors switches gears to documenting the lives as students during Covid-19.
"Who Killed Laura Jean Mitchell?" uncovers new information about a 45-year-old cold case in the heartland.
Echo took the top award as a Gold Crown winner as a general magazine hybrid for The Body Issue print edition and accompanying website, while the Columbia Chronicle was honored with a Silver Crown as a hybrid news outlet.
Congratulations to the Columbia College Chicago faculty members who were awarded 2020 Individual Artists Program grants and an Esteemed Artist Award from Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
Columbia alum excited to serve the college in a new role.
Christopher Rohrbeck, '19, will have Fall 2018 advanced practicum film screened at the Capital City Film Festival in Lansing, Michigan (April 9th-April 18th, 2020)
The Columbia Chronicle wins big at 2020 ICPA Awards.
Poles in Illinois “focuses on lived experiences of Polish Americans rather than historiographic interpretations of Polish American history.”
Rashid Johnson '00 took home an award for "Native Son" while Carl Seaton ’94, Lena Waithe '06, and Paul Garnes '96, HDR '16 were among the other nominees.
Associate Professor Rami Gabriel and Professor Stephen Asma will share their work, The Emotional Mind: The Affective Roots of Culture and Cognition
Columbia College Chicago CTVA student Patrick Thomas Keen will be awarded an Honorable Mention at the One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest for his short film titled "Tossed." He will receive his award in April, near Earth Day.
Professor of Instruction and Coordinator of Vocal Studies Bobbi Wilsyn will be retiring at the end of the Spring 2020 semester. The Music Department is announcing three events to celebrate her time at Columbia.
Black Arts Festival 2020 synthesizes the past and present to inform visions of an empowered future.
Adjunct dance faculty member Emma Draves will premier her newest performance, “The Nearest Place,” at Links Hall from February 28 - March 1.
Melissa Albert, Columbia College Chicago BA '06 Published Second Book
It is with sadness we share that Larry Heinemann, a former professor and renowned member of the Columbia College Chicago community, passed away on December 11. He was 75 years old.
Lorrisa Julianus will have a free showing of her latest feature, the romantic action comedy, “The Misadventures of Mistress Maneater.”
Cinema and Television Arts Associate Professor Peter Hartel and the film's subject, Michael Paxton, will be in attendance at the film's screening on Thursday, February 13.
A documentary directed by Columbia Cinema and Television Arts Professor Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa will be featured this weekend as part of the month-long docuseries "Stranger Than Fiction."
The Young Playwrights Festival helps inspire Chicago high school students to write dynamic one-act plays for the stage.
Three Columbia College Chicago Fashion Students win Case Study Scholarships from the Fashion Scholarship Fund and a trip to the Fashion Scholarship Fund Awards Gala in New York.
The Cinema and Television Arts Associate Professor's short documentary, "Accident, MD," is among ten videos nominated in the Documentary category.
Named after Columbia Trustee Madeleine Moore Burrell, the fellowship announces its 2020 recipient.
The showcase featured awards in 19 Illustration categories recognizing the best of work of students, alumni, faculty and community partnerships.
An article by the associate professor was also recently featured in the Harvard Business Review.
Slated to open during the Spring Semester 2020, the new Digital Print Center will be available to all students, faculty, and staff.
Delvin McCray ‘16 competes in season 18 of Bravo’s Project Runway
Jonathan Castillo MFA '19 is a previous Albert P. Weisman Award winner and has recently had his work featured in The New Yorker.
Columbia faculty and staff members awarded grants from Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Arredondo's current project, No More Lazy Lover Alter, is on display at The Arcade through February 11, 2020.
Ted Hardin, who has been an associate professor at Columbia since 1998, was recognized by the Library of Congress last month for his cinematography work on his new feature-length documentary, "Flannery."
Courtney Mack ’15 and Mallory Maedke ’14 join the Broadway production of Six.
Ads for Columbia's first-ever, national digital advertising campaign will appear on Snapchat, Instagram, and YouTube from now until January.
Journalism Associate Professor Elio Leturia is a featured cast member in Aguijón Theater's production of Exquisita Agonía.
Richard Bernal, longtime adjunct professor in Columbia's Television department, and current TV Producing and Writing student Sarah Taschetta were both recognized for their work in film and broadcast at the 61st annual Regional Emmy Awards last weekend.
Students head to national finals for second year in a row.
Two teams from Columbia created campaigns and were selected as finalists for the 2019 Young Globals competition, which were developed in Associate Professor Laurence Minsky’s Ad Awards Workshop
Led by faculty member Bill Boris, the student musicians won the “Best Small Combo” award in the undergraduate category.
The students created the game “Kakette Koi Yo” in the Interactive Arts and Media Department’s annual Indie Game Studio capstone and will compete in the finals June 13th.
Williams is among 25 semi-finalists from colleges across the country; Winner will receive $25,000 toward their education.
Co-Director of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Art and Art History Associate Professor Folayemi Wilson was named the artist for a new CTA station and was awarded a Graham Foundation Grant for her solo exhibition at the Hyde Park Art Center.
Deitra Farr ’81, 2018 Honorary Degree Recipient Mary Mitchell ’91, Jim Williams ’86, and Katherine Davis ’15 discuss their careers with students.
The Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee grows into the DEI Executive Committee and the DEI Advisory Committee.
Erin McCarthy is awarded a National Endowment of the Humanities stipend through the “Making Modernism: Literature and Culture in Chicago, 1893-1955” Summer Institute.
Students from Columbia, one of only four participating U.S. institutions, will study with renowned dancers at the Centre national de la danse in Paris, France this summer.
Art and Art History and Design faculty member Michael K. Paxton will hold a conversation following the screening of the documentary “Work At Hand, Michael K. Paxton,” which chronicles his life as an artist.
Dance faculty member Emma Draves and Columbia alumni map the hours between dusk and dawn in a new dance performance.
The Office of the Provost announced six faculty members achieved the rank of tenure.
Two sister festivals take place on campus the weekend of April 4.
Chen’s presentation was part of a two-day seminar titled “Religion, Ethics, and the Secular in Literature: Intermediality, Intervention, or Conflict of the Faculties?”
The Illustration faculty member’s book, “Bach To The Rescue!!!,” has been named one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Month.
Schimmel’s film, which had its world premiere on March 5, follows the relationship between a well-known musician and an aspiring artist.
In “The Emotional Mind: The Affective Roots of Culture and Cognition,” co-authors Stephen Asma and Rami Gabriel argue that emotions play a leading role in the evolution of the human mind.
Hamerton presented two scholarly papers this winter at the 2019 MLA Conference and the Modern France Workshop at the University of Chicago.
King edited an upcoming volume of the “Journal of Hate Studies” that covers how hate inserted itself into the 2016 US Presidential campaign.
Peter Cook’s “Flying Words Project,” which blends poetry and ASL, was performed in Atlanta.
"The Cultural Production of Intellectual Property Rights: Law, Labor, and the Persistence of Primitive Accumulation" was published by Temple University Press this February.
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago and alum Vershawn Sanders-Ward’s ’02 Red Clay Dance Company receive 2019 Art Works grants, the NEA’s principal grantmaking program.
Journalism Emeritus Professor named a Fulbright award recipient for her commitment to international study and global perspectives in education.
Wells’ great-granddaughter and Columbia College Chicago faculty member Michelle Duster preserves and shapes history.
Hosted by Lyric and Lecture, this event—a collaboration between faculty members, alumni, and students—will present ideas about the hidden universe within oceans.
Katie Paciga published research in a special issue of the Journal of Literacy and Technology and participated in selecting recipients for the Excellence in Early Learning Digital award.
Art and Art History Associate Professor Paul Catanese will host community workshops and a special performance as Colgate University’s Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Artist-in-Residence.
Columbia faculty and staff members awarded grants from Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Columbia students and faculty members collaborate on "Echo Magazine 2018 / The Body Issue," which has received multiple awards.
K-J Mathieson is highlighted for her animation work, including her most recent short, "Corky."
Co-directors Michelle Yates and Susan Kerns will use grant award to help expand the Chicago Feminist Film Festival, now in its fourth year.
Named after Columbia Trustee Madeleine Moore Burrell, the inaugural fellow for 2019 is Kristiana Rae Colón.
Columbia students earned $27,500 in national scholarships for their fashion design, merchandising, and marketing skills.
Dartmouth College recognizes the educator, activist, and author with an “Ongoing Achievement Award.”
Along with teaching at Oxford for the 2019-20 academic year, Art and Art History Associate Professor Amy Mooney will also be a Visiting Fellow at Worcester College.
Alums EJ Hill ’11 and Krista Franklin MFA ’13 receive $25,000 each for their visual art from the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grants.
Reichert Powell replaces Kenneth Daley; Jeff Schiff will serve as interim dean of Graduate Studies.
Students Cassidy Hofschulte, Rhyarna McBride, Kendall McDermott, and Andrea Menendez have won a total of $20K in scholarship money from the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund.
Held on November 30, the Annual Service Award Celebration honors the faculty and staff who have worked at Columbia for five or more years.
Immersive dance, music, and art networking event included performances by artists Gifted Keys and TStar.
History, Humanities, and Social Sciences Associate Professor Carmelo Esterrich’s new book examines a transformative time in the history of Puerto Rico.
English and Creative Writing faculty member Ruben Quesada's book launch event on November 15 features Tara Betts, Kenyatta Rogers '09, and former faculty member T. Clutch Fleischmann.
CNN Chief Photojournalist and National Alumni Board Vice President Jeff Kinney ’87 and Davies ’88 discuss Columbia’s role in Davies’ career.
All members of the college community are invited and encouraged to participate in the site visit on Nov. 5-6.
Leturia’s presentation “Cross Borders and Culture” is part of the three-day event “Un Mundo, Muchas Voces” (One World, Many Voices).
The construction of Columbia's first-ever student center nears completion as a final beam is hoisted into place. On October 15, 2018, the beam was signed by President Kwang-Wu Kim, Board of Trustees Chair Bill Wolf, students, and many more.
Several Columbia alumni and faculty members were honored at Chicago’s top theatre awards, including Theatre alum Caroline Neff ’07 winning the top award Performer in a Principal Role—Play.
The Theatre Reunion Weekend features a special performance of the 2018-19 Mainstage season opener, “The Penelopiad” by Margaret Atwood and directed by AJ Ware ’09.
Senior Associate Provost and Associate Professor of English Suzanne Blum Malley will serve as Columbia's interim senior vice president and provost, effective Jan. 1, 2019.
The Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion office offers an additional Undoing Racism workshop and Unpacking the Undoing Racism follow-up sessions.
Journalism Associate Professor Elio Leturia is nominated for an ALTA Award in the Outstanding Artistic Specialization category for his work in the play "La Muerte y La Doncella".
Congratulations to Alumni Annick Wolkan ’05, Christian Sprenger ’07, Tiffany S. Griffith ’92, Aidy Bryant '09, W. Kamau Bell, and Blake Loughran '18 for their contributions to this year's Emmy Awards.
The Photography Department partners with Heartland Alliance to award the Fellowship in Photographic Arts and Social Issues.
The award is given to one dancer who exhibits "performance excellence and exemplary dedication to the field.”
International conference gathers scholars and industry professionals to explore the state of magazines.
Dance Associate Professor Raquel Monroe and Associate Professor of Art and Art History Folayemi Wilson will co-direct the office.
The distinguished music educator and scholar will begin serving a two-year appointment as interim dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts.
Alum and former Theatre faculty member David Cromer HDR ’17 directs the musical that has won ten Tony Awards.
Through the grant, Columbia’s Library will engage a dialogue on the American immigrant experience with Edwidge Danticat’s novel "Brother, I’m Dying," with the author visiting in the spring.
Student Patricia Frazier becomes second National Youth Poet Laureate and Chicago's first.
Business and Entrepreneurship faculty member and author Michelle Duster voices the words of her great-grandmother Ida B. Wells in “The Daily” podcast. As part of their ongoing “Overlooked” series, The New York Times published Wells’ obituary more than 85 years after her death.
Columbia students make headlines after winning first and second place at the 2018 National Federation Student Challenge Competition. Video included here.
Waithe is the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for outstanding writing in a comedy series.
The 7th annual juried festival will run November 9-12 and feature more than 40 titles
English and Creative Writing Professor and Dean of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion published in 'World Literature Today'
The Dance Professor and Dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts spoke with the Tribune on her current project.
Humanities, History and Social Sciences professor Dominic Pacyga, PhD, will present on the history of Chicago's creative spirit.
An upcoming documentary by Northwestern faculty member, Ava Thompson Greenwell, will air next month on WTTW.