Columbia In The News
Alum Hysni Selenica ’99 is profiled on his faith and his service to the Chicago Police Department.
- WJCT, Dec 09, 2018
Photography alum Jason Lazarus MFA ’06 is interviewed on his new installation in Miami recontexualizing protest sign art.
- Chicago Reader, Dec 05, 2018
Film alum Ashley Cooper ’08 is profiled for her historical film screening series “American Ego,” held at Filmfront in Pilsen.
- Hyperallergic, Dec 04, 2018
The Glass Curtain Gallery’s current exhibition, which foregrounds the role of feminist artist-run activities in Chicago from the late 19th century to the present, is featured.
- ProVideo Coalition, Dec 04, 2018
Film alum Jeff Jur ’77 will be honored with the Career Achievement in Television Award at the annual ASC Awards gala on February 9, 2019.
- Nuvo, Dec 04, 2018
Columbia’s Wabash Arts Corridor is mentioned as one of the go-to art spaces in Chicago.
- Michigan Avenue, Dec 04, 2018
Interdisciplinary Arts and Media alum Justus Roe’s MFA ’08 Wabash Arts Corridor installment Listen to Learn is mentioned as one of the must-see pieces of public art to view this season.
- Chicago Reader, Dec 03, 2018
Alums Nat Alder and Connor Wiles ’17, co-founders of the DIY production team New Trash, met as students in the Cinema and Television Arts Department.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Dec 02, 2018
Alum Peter Gaona ’14, founder of online retailer Reformed School, received assistance and feedback by selling his bowties at Shop Columbia when he was a student.
- Art & Education, Dec 03, 2018
Hosted by the Columbia’s Photography MFA program, "Every Day I’m Hustlin’: Artists Talk About Money" features alums Jess T. Dugan MFA ’14 and Clarissa Bonet MFA ’12.
- Voice of OC, Nov 28, 2018
Photography alum Kurt Weston’s ’85 work will be a part of Remember: An AIDS Memorial Retrospective at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, opening on World AIDS Day, December 1.
- The Voice Tribune, Nov 28, 2018
Alum Idris Goodwin ’00, who is the Producing Artistic Director at StageOne Family Theatre, is “shaking things up and mapping out the future of the 72-year-old children’s theater” in Louisville.
- WTTW, Nov 28, 2018
The MoCP’s show The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold is included in this weekly roundup.
- Chicago Tribune, Nov 27, 2018
Theatre alum Terrence Carey ’15 joined the cast of Second City’s “Dysfunctional Holiday Revue,” a sketch show celebrating the awkward family moments that comprise the holidays.
- New Indian Express, Nov 27, 2018
Theatre alum Ansiha Alla will hold a role in the upcoming film All About Michelle, a thriller that features an all-women cast.
- The Herald-News, Nov 27, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts alum Jason Pittman, who goes by the name Preston Heights, is interviewed on his new documentary, Choose the Right Path.
- Herdon Gazette, Nov 27, 2018
Business and Entrepreneurship faculty member Michelle Duster writes on the importance of naming public spaces to carry on legacies.
- Irish Times, Nov 27, 2018
Philosophy Professor Stephen Asma discusses the function of religion as a coping mechanism for loss or hardship.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Nov 25, 2018
Alum Erica Watson ’98 launches her limited-edition "Fierce" cosmetic collection and serves as the face of her own brand.
- Chicago Tribune, Nov 24, 2018
Musical Theatre student Quinn Rigg, who is one of two recipients of the Jim Jacobs Scholarship, was profiled for his role in the holiday musical at the Towle Theatre in Hammond, Indiana.
- The Good Trade, Nov 24, 2018
Alum Carly Gerber ’14 is a marketing coordinator who says she “was fortunate to have teachers who taught me about the not-so-glamorous side of the fashion industry” at Columbia.
- Chicago Now, Nov 24, 2018
Animation student Tricia-Rae Parent discusses her work and cites Columbia’s ranking in the top 20 animation schools in the nation as a factor in choosing Columbia.
- Chicago Tribune, Nov 20, 2018
English and Creative Writing alum Dennis Foley MFA ’02 is highlighted for his writing accomplishments, inspirations, and how a near-death experience has shaped his work.
- Northwest Herald, Nov 20, 2018
A group of film students from Columbia mentioned for their work on Munger Road, a horror film shot in several Illinois neighborhoods. are
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov 20, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts alum Emily Thomas ’11 will teach a class called “Writer Room Experience” next year at Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.
- Gizmodo, Nov 19, 2018
Science and Mathematics Associate Professor Michelle Rafacz contributes to this piece that explores the complexities of animal behavior.
- Anime News, Nov 19, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts alum Angie Nasca discusses her process behind designing and illustrating the new mini-series Miraculous Chibi.
- Huffington Post, Nov 16, 2018
Business and Entrepreneurship faculty member Michelle Duster writes on Michelle Obama’s impact and affirmation of the beauty and strength of black women in Chicago and beyond.
- Chicago Tribune, Nov 16, 2018
Theatre student Quin Rigg is mentioned for his role as Jinx in Plaid Tidings, a quartet Christmas-themed comedy.
- Block Club Chicago, Nov 16, 2018
Alum Barry Butler is highlighted for his photographic work of Chicago landscapes.
- Lenscratch, Nov 16, 2018
Photography alum Shawn Bush ’10 is interviewed on his book A Golden State, which features several photographs of California with a new telling of Western stories.
- Chicago Citizen, Nov 15, 2018
Music Professor Bobbi Wilsyn received a 2018 Black Excellence Award from the African American Arts Alliance of Chicago for Outstanding Achievement in Jazz Music.
- Times of Israel, Nov 15, 2018
Film alum Duki Dror ’91 is interviewed on his filmmaking process and his new film Inside the Mossad, a documentary that examines the people behind Israel’s intelligence agency.
- WGLT: NPR from Illinois State University, Nov 13, 2018
Photography faculty member and drummer for the band Moon Chris Schneberger is interviewed on his musical work.
- Daily Herald, Nov 13, 2018
Columbia is mentioned for their participation in the Millennium Park Arts Market.
Childish Gambino song tells you what Red Clay’s ‘Eliki Munda’ is about — but it’s also more complicatedChicago Tribune, Nov 10, 2018
Critic Lauren Warneke explores the meaning behind The Dance Center’s presentation of Red Clay Dance’s EKILI MUNDA | What Lies Within and its use of the popular song to begin its performance.
- Chicago Tribune, Nov 12, 2018
Film alum Jonathan Moeller MFA ’12 will teach the Young Filmmakers Live Action Workshops at the River Forest Depot in Oak Park.
- Park Record, Nov 11, 2018
Music student Austin Wolfe discusses the songwriting process behind her new single.
- Rolling Stone, Nov 09, 2018
Former Business and Entrepreneurship student Christopher Smith, who performs under the name Smino, is interviewed on his musical process.
- Chicago Tribune, Nov 09, 2018
English and Creative Writing Associate Professor Aviya Kushner writes on Ariel Burger’s Witness, a memoir recounting Berger’s experiences as Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel’s student, teaching assistant, and mentee.
- Chicago Tribune, Nov 09, 2018
Fashion Studies Assistant Professor Lauren Downing Peters writes on the connections between fashion and politics by responding to the “I Voted” wristbands and stickers distributed at polling places.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Nov 09, 2018
Communication Chair Suzanne McBride reviews Peter Sagal’s book The Incomplete Book of Running.
- 2paragraphs, Nov 08, 2018
Business and Entrepreneurship alum Marcos Palacios ’06, otherwise known as Kosine, will make his TV debut as the character Lil Dini in the episode “Ante Up” of the show Stars.
- Chicago Citizen, Nov 08, 2018
Communication alum D.A. Rhodes ’95 is interviewed on her newly released novel The Day Hate Stood Still.
- Chicago Citizen, Nov 08, 2018
Bessie Award-winning and Tony-nominated choreographer Donald Byrd’s Spectrum Dance Theater is mentioned for returning to the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago.
- WTTW, Nov 08, 2018
The Chicago Comedy Film Festival, hosted by Columbia, is mentioned as one of the top things to do this weekend in the city.
- Windy City Times, Nov 08, 2018
Photography Associate Professor Gregory Foster-Rice discusses the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s latest exhibition, The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold: Art, Identity and Politics.
- Inertia, Nov 08, 2018
Science and Mathematics Associate Professor Michelle Rafacz discusses the concept of scramble competition as it applies to animal behavior.
- Hollywood Reporter, Nov 07, 2018
Film alum Bryan Smiley ’05 is highlighted as one of Hollywood’s rising young executives.
- Windy City Times, Nov 06, 2018
Red Clay Dance Company’s production of EKILI MUNDA | What Lies Within at the Dance Center this weekend is highlighted.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Nov 06, 2018
The 8th annual Chicago Comedy Film Festival is identified as a top activity this weekend. Additional coverage in Block Club Chicago.
- Chicago Reader, Nov 06, 2018
Business and Entrepreneurship faculty member Michelle Duster’s “Overlooked: Ida B. Wells” is mentioned as an important, memorable event at the Chicago Humanities Festival.
- The Colgate-Maroon News, Nov 01, 2018
Art and Art History Associate Professor Paul Catanese is interviewed on his current work-in-progress, A Century of Progress / Sleep.
- Chicago Magazine, Nov 02, 2018
Columbia’s presentation of Futura and Where the Future Came From are highlighted as events to attend during the month of November in Chicago.
- WGBH, Nov 04, 2018
Considered to be a musician “in the midst of a creative evolution,” Music alum Sam Trump ’13 plays WGBH Boston’s “Front Row” live music series on November 14.
- MenaFN, Nov 04, 2018
Communication Associate Professor Jackie Spinner produced the short film with initial funding from Columbia and the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting.
- North Central College News, Nov 04, 2018
Associate Professors Susan Kerns and Michelle Yates, co-founders of the Chicago Feminist Film Festival, bring a selection of the films from last year’s festival to North Central College. The 2019 Chicago Feminist Film Festival will be held Feb. 27 to March 1 at Columbia.
- The Hindu, Nov 04, 2018
Film student Sandeep Ravindranath’s Santhanagopala will be screened at the short film festival organized by the Federation of Film Societies of India at St. Thomas College.
- Illinois Times, Nov 01, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts alum Stephanie Graham’s '05 photographic series Love You, Bro explores the ways in which affection is expressed between African-American men. Her work will be on display at the UIS Visual Arts Gallery through November 15.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Nov 01, 2018
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago’s presentation of Red Clay Dance Company’s EKILI MUNDA | What Lies Within is included in a roundup of the week’s openings.
- Newcity Lit, Oct 30, 2018
Events including “Overlooked: Ida B. Wells” featuring Business and Entrepreneurship faculty member Michelle Duster at the Harold Washington Libary and the launch of English and Creative Writing faculty member Ruben Quesada’s new book Revelations are included in a roundup of Chicago’s top literary events in November, edited by English and Creative Writing faculty member Toni Nealie.
- Chicago Tribune, Oct 30, 2018
Following in his father’s comedic footsteps, Cinema and Television Arts alum and son of Zanies’ executive vice president Steven Haas ’12 is profiled for his own stand-up.
- Business of Fashion , Oct 30, 2018
Fashion Studies Chair Colbey Reid is interviewed on the evolution of the fashion curriculum and its focus on inclusive, equitable, 21st-century design and practice.
- Chicago Reader, Oct 30, 2018
The new play In the Canyon at the Jackalope Theatre Company, founded by three Theatre alums, is reviewed.
- National Retail Federation, Oct 30, 2018
Fashion Design students Alexia Densmore, Carlos Osuna, and Kathryn Williams have been named semi-finalists for the NRF Foundation’s 2019 Student Challenge.
- The Post, Oct 30, 2018
Audio Arts and Acoustics alum Frank Waln ’14 will headline Rochester Institute of Technology’s annual Native American Heritage Month celebrations.
- Chicago Magazine, Oct 29, 2018
Design Associate Professor Ivan Brunetti illustrates a scene from his childhood as part of Chicago Magazine’s “Twelve Blocks” series.
From Stockyards To Speakeasies: A Chicago Historian Tackles 5 Questions About The City’s History (AUDIO)WBEZ: Curious City, Oct 27, 2018
Columbia Professor Emeritus and Chicago historian Dominic Pacyga answers questions from listeners about the city’s history.
- College Art Association, Oct 29, 2018
Art and Art History Associate Professor Paul Catanese discusses intermedia pedagogy and research with artist-educator Greg Pond.
- Chicago Crusader, Oct 26, 2018
Dance faculty member Tosha “Ayo” Alston has been awarded a 3Arts award for her work with West African drum and dance culture that “captures the strength and power of women and community building.”
- Business of Fashion, Oct 29, 2018
Columbia is one of four new partners on the BoF Careers page, citing the Fashion Studies Department’s focus on “wearable technology, sustainability, diverse bodies, and the future of shopping.”
- Robert Feder, Oct 26, 2018
Communication alum Fernando Diaz ’04 named the new editor-in-chief and publisher of the Chicago Reporter.
- Art and Education, Oct 26, 2018
Columbia’s Glass Curtain Gallery will feature Where the Future Came From, a program exploring the roles of feminism within Chicago’s art scene.
- Chicago Maroon, Oct 26, 2018
Columbia is mentioned for its collaborative efforts in “Unfinished Business! The South Side and Chicago Art,” a weekend-long program that celebrates Chicago’s South Side culture.
- Chicago Tribune, Oct 25, 2018
Audio Arts and Acoustics alum Chris Bailoni ’16 and guitarist Clay Frankel are interviewed on their band Grapetooth. The duo’s self-titled debut album is set to release on November 9.
- Windy City Times, Oct 25, 2018
Hedwig Dance’s performance of Futura at the Dance Center of Columbia is highlighted.
- Leader-Telegram, Oct 25, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts alum Peter Eaton is interviewed on his first feature Jaywalking, a film that captures small-town life and male friendship.
- Nautilus, Oct 25, 2018
Philosophy Professor Stephen Asma is interviewed on the evolutionary origins of monsters and how the word is applied in contemporary contexts.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Oct 23, 2018
Hedwig Dances’ performance of Futura at the Dance Center of Columbia is highlighted as a top opening. The show runs Nov. 1-3.
- Chicago Tribune, Oct 23, 2018
Theatre alum Caroline Neff ’07 won a 2018 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Performer in a Principal Role—Playfor her work in the title role of Victory Gardens Theatre’s Lettie.
- Poetry Foundation, Oct 23, 2018
English and Creative Writing alum Jacob Saenz ’05 is interviewed on his debut poetry collection Throwing the Crown, a series of poems that address boyhood, masculinity, race, family, and love.
- Chicago Magazine, Oct 23, 2018
Columbia will host Sara Hendren’s Design and Adaptive Technology program, which is mentioned as one of the “fest highlights” for the Chicago Humanities Festival.
- Concord: Wicked Local, Oct 23, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts student Ben Tull won the 2018 National Student Production Award for Best Public Service Announcement for his video NBD, which also features Theatre student Alexis Kirkpatrick.
- Poetry Foundation (Podcast), Oct 09, 2018
Creative Writing alum Jacob Saenz ’05 discusses his APR/Honickman Prize-winning debut collection of poetry Throwing the Crown.
- Chicago Tribune, Oct 20, 2018
English and Creative Writing faculty member Stan West writes about the lack of diversity and representation at this year’s Chicago International Film festival.
- Chicago Tribune, Oct 19, 2018
Critic Lauren Warneke reviews Tere O’Connor’s newest performance at the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, calling it a “disciplined, formal approach to composition.”
- Hyperallergic, Oct 19, 2018
Director of exhibitions for Columbia’s Department of Exhibitions, Performance, and Student Spaces Meg Duguid curates Where the Future Came From, a research project that focuses on the role of feminist-run art activities. The exhibition opensNovember 2 at the Glass Curtain Gallery.
- ABC 7, Oct 19, 2018
Film alum George Tillman Jr. ’91 is interviewed on how his adaptation of Angie Thomas' YA best-seller The Hate U Give illuminates racial divides and tensions with police.
- Chicago Now, Oct 19, 2018
English and Creative Writing student Sydney Sargis isprofiled for her writing process and themes of nostalgia.
- Chicago Magazine, Oct 19, 2018
Tere O’Connor’s Long Run, which runs at the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, is labeled one of the “ten things to do” this week in Chicago.
- Chicago Tribune, Oct 18, 2018
English and Creative Writing Associate Professor Sam Weller advocates for the redevelopment of Waukegan’s Carnegie Library as a museum and cultural center to honor author Ray Bradbury.
- Windy City Times, Oct 18, 2018
Columbia is mentioned as a venue for the 13th annual Chicago Latino Music Festival which brings Latino classical music to wide audiences in the city.
- Chicago Reader, Oct 16, 2018
Tere O’Connor’s Long Run, which runs at the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago from Thursday through Saturday, is reviewed.
- Loop Trinidad and Tobago, Oct 16, 2018
AEMM alum Melissa Jimenez MAM ’17 is profiled on her work organizing the Live Music Distric despite limited resources.
- Study Breaks, Oct 15, 2018
Former student Thaj Malik Chandler, who performs under the name Saba, is profiled on his blossoming career redefining the vanguard of hip-hop.
- Zelda Dungeon, Oct 15, 2018
The Legend of Zelda fan blog Zelda Dungeon interviewed Cinema and Television Arts alum and creator of the animation challenge “Linktober” Josh Siegel ’06 on his artwork and his creative process.
- The American Society of Cinematographers, Oct 14, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts student Matthew Hayward received the American Society of Cinematographers Gerald Hirschfield Student Heritage Award for his work on the film The Latent Image. Additional coverage at Production Hub.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Oct 14, 2018
Alum Debra Shore ’95, who is running as a Democrat for commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, talks about her vision moving forward.
- ArtDaily, Oct 14, 2018
The Museum of Contemporary Photography’s newest exhibition of Arnold’s work is noted for the artist’s “complex visual arrangements of photography, painting and text [that] were built upon his own multilayered identity as a Black, gay veteran and prominent member of Chicago’s art community.”
The shorter end of the Chicago International Film Festival: A talk with shorts programmer Sam FlancherChicago Reader, Oct 12, 2018
Film alum and Chicago International Film Festival’s short film programmer Sam Flancher ’13 is interviewed on his role in the festival’s curation process.
- Artdaily, Oct 12, 2018
The Museum of Contemporary Photography is mentioned for its presentation of the new exhibit Echoes: Reframing Collage along with its companion exhibit, The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold: Art, Identity & Politics.
- White House Chronicle, Oct 12, 2018
Columbia’s academics, history, and partnership with the Wabash Arts Corridor are highlighted.
- CBS Chicago, Oct 12, 2018
Columbia is mentioned as a venue for the month-long Chicago Latino Music Festival.
- City of Chicago, Oct 12, 2018
Students from ShopColumbia will have featured work on sale at the first-ever Millennium Park Holiday Art Market in November. Additional coverage at Travel PR News.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Oct 11, 2018
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago is mentioned for hosting Long Run by Tere O’Connor Dance.
- Photo District News, Oct 10, 2018
Photography alums Orianan Koren and Jess Dugan MFA ’14 recount the invaluable lessons they learned from Photography Professor and MacArthur Fellow Dawoud Bey.
- Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Oct 10, 2018
Music Professor and Interim Dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts Rosita Sands is featured in this essay arguing for a holistic, compassionate approach to incorporating multiculturalism in higher education curricula.
- Chicago Reader, Oct 10, 2018
Film alum George Tillman Jr. ’91, who directed or produced Soul Food and the Barbershop series, will screen his new film The Hate U Give at the Chicago International Film Festival.
- Medium, Oct 10, 2018
Photography alum Stevie Bagdesarian is interviewed on her career and offers quick tips anybody can use to take better photos.
- Chicago Now, Oct 09, 2018
Filmmaker and alum Maureen Maundu is interviewed on her childhood in Nairobi, the idea behind her short film “Tranheist,” and working with her lead actress Lila Star.
- Chicago Reader, Oct 09, 2018
The B-Series at the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago will host B-Free, a festival that highlights hip-hop artists and street dancers, as well as Ephrat Asherie Dance’s Odeon. More coverage at Dance Informa.
- Education Snapshots, Oct 09, 2018
The 2016 renovations to the third floor of Columbia's Cinema and Television Arts Department are featured, highlighting the space as a “flexible hub of information, creativity and energy.”
- Block Club Chicago, Oct 08, 2018
Artist Chris Gorz cites the influence of former History Professor Dominic Pacyga in his artwork.
- Omnidawn Publishing, Oct 05, 2018
Creative Writing alum Brittany Tomaselli’s ’14 “Since Sunday” won the 2018 Chapbook poetry prize, judged by poet Carl Philips.
- Houston Style Magazine, Oct 05, 2018
Journalism alum Jasmine Browley ’15 examines how Black women are affected by ovarian cancer compared to white women based on access to treatment, familiarity with family member’s medical history, and other factors.
- Lucie Photo Book Prize, Oct 04, 2018
Photography Professor Paul D'Amato’s photography book Here/Still/Now is selected as a finalist for the 2018 Lucie Photo Book Traditional Prize.
- Block Club Chicago, Oct 03, 2018
Audio Arts and Acoustics Associate Professor Benj Kanters served as a consultant for SoundPrint, a new app that allows users to rate the noise levels of restaurants, bars, and cafes.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Oct 03, 2018
The Dance Center at Columbia College Chicago’s production of Ephrat Asherie Dance’s Odeon is listed in this roundup of theatre openings and previews.
- The Atlantic, Oct 03, 2018
Communication alum Kristen Radtke ’08, author of the graphic memoir Imaging Wanting Only This, writes and illustrates a new piece exploring loneliness.
- Hollywood Reporter, Oct 04, 2018
Film alum George Tillman Jr. ’91, who wrote the screenplay for Soul Food and produced the Barbershop films, is receiving the best reviews of his career with his adaptation of Angie Thomas' YA best-seller The Hate U Give, opening Oct. 5. Additional coverage in Chicago Crusader.
- Chicago Tribune, Oct 03, 2018
Musical Theatre student Marvin J. Malone, who plays Yonkers and is the understudy for the roles of Cigar and Phil, is interviewed and highlighted for his performances at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts.
- Brattelboro Reformer, Oct 03, 2018
Film alum Angela Snow ’06’w documentary Mortality of Dreams follows the construction of a sustainably designed, state-of-the-art, and international volunteer-run "green" hospital in the village of Yantalo, Peru.
- College Magazine, Oct 02, 2018
Columbia is listed as one of the best colleges for video game design.
- Chicago Magazine, Oct 02, 2018
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago’s return of Tere O’Connor Dance is mentioned as one of the top things to do in Chicago for the month of October.
When you know the worst is coming: The poignancy of Samuel Park's 'The Caregiver,' written as its author was dyingChicago Tribune, Sep 28, 2018
Former English and Creative Writing Associate Professor Samuel Park’s posthumous novel The Caregiver, completed before his death in 2017, is considered “an absorbing and well-crafted work of fiction.” Additional coverage in People.
- NewCity, Sep 27, 2018
The annual roundup of Chicago’s leading filmmakers includes Cinema and Television Arts Associate Professor and documentary filmmaker Ruth Leitman.
- ChicagoInno, Sep 28, 2018
Columbia’s radio station WCRX is one of many college radio stations included in the new RadioFX app, which has more than 100,000 active listeners.
- Newcity Stage, Sep 28, 2018
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago’s return of Tere O’Connor Dance is listed as one of the top performances in Chicago for the month of October.
- Reel Chicago, Sep 28, 2018
Music Assistant Professor and Director of the Music Composition for the Screen MFA Program Kubilay Uner will host a workshop on sound and image at the 54th Chicago International Film Festival.
- WFMT, Sep 28, 2018
Audio Arts and Acoustics faculty member Mary Mazurek discusses the importance of supporting women as audio and recording engineers in the music and radio industry, as well as her own experiences working in the field.
- The Pantagraph, Sep 28, 2018
Photography faculty member and alum Cecil McDonald Jr.’s ’94 In The Company of Black examines the “extraordinarily, ordinary” lives of black Americans. His series will be exhibited at the University Galleries of Illinois State University through October 14.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 27, 2018
Photography Professor and 2017 MacArthur Fellow Dawoud Bey’s latest book Dawoud Bey: Seeing Deeply is mentioned as an important contemporary work documenting the legacy of Chicago art.
- Chicago Magazine, Sep 27, 2018
Photography Professor and 2017 MacArthur Fellow Dawoud Bey’s Night Coming Tenderly, Black is mentioned as one of the “don’t-miss” attractions at Expo Chicago, the city’s signature art fair.
- The Journal-News, Sep 27, 2018
Television alum Abby Schneider ’14 wins an Emmy for her work as a broadcast engineer with Game Creek Video covering the 2018 Super Bowl for the NFL Network.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 25, 2018
Art and Art History Associate Professor Jeffrey Abell is quoted in this piece comparing the audiences and organizational philosophies between the annual EXPO exhibition of established artists and galleries, and The Other Art Fair, which showcases emerging talent.
- Outdoorsy, Sep 25, 2018
Photography alum Dave Pavlina ’12 is profiled on his creative process and the pragmatic approach to his career, including living in an Airstream van to better navigate the outdoors.
- Daily Herald, Sep 25, 2018
Marketing Communications alum Gene Faut ’90 has been nominated for a 2018 Entrepreneurial Excellence Award.
- ValpoLife, Sep 25, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts faculty member Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano is profiled on her contributions to the Valparaiso community and her experiences in Chicago’s theatre scene.A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano
An anonymous Google doc took down the Orwells, but how much power should such allegations have in the #MeToo era?Chicago Tribune, Sep 25, 2018
In response to abuse and misconduct surfacing in Chicago’s DIY music scene, Design student Alex Manley is starting a monthly support group for survivors of sexual assault.
- Billboard, Sep 21, 2018
Music faculty member and alum Jonathan McReynolds’ ’11 song “Not Lucky, I am Loved” tops the Gospel Airplay charts in its 41st week of release.
- Aperture, Sep 24, 2018
Photography Professor and 2017 MacArthur Fellow Dawoud Bey’s book Seeing Deeply is included in this year’s Photobook Awards shortlist.
- Xin Hua, Sep 24, 2018
Current international student Rose Li performed during the Mid-Autumn Festival, a gathering of more than 240 Chinese students studying in the Midwest.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 21, 2018
Celebrating its 10 year anniversary, Columbia’s campus-run art store continues to promote student art while teaching the value of entrepreneurship outside of the classroom.
- Chicago Magazine, Sep 20, 2018
The history of Columbia's 623 S. Wabash Ave. building is explored, from its construction in 1895 to its home for the historic Brunswick Records label in the 1920s to Columbia's purchase in 1983.
- Hyde Park Herald, Sep 20, 2018
Photography student Kat Liu will have her films confronting the sexualization of Asian women featured at“The Ground Floor,” the fifth biennial show that features graduate students’ work from Chicago’s art schools.
- ProVideo Coalition, Sep 20, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts student Matthew Hayward is a nominee for an ASC Student Heritage Award for his film The Latent Image.
- Birmingham Times, Sep 20, 2018
Art Education alum Erin Mitchell MFA ’16 is set to have two pieces from her Kinship series debut on the fifth season premiere of the Fox series Empire.
- Windy City Times, Sep 20, 2018
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago’s upcoming Futura and EKILI MUNDA | What Lies Within are mentioned as the “top dance concert and events” to see this fall.
- Inc.com, Sep 18, 2018
Columbia is included as a Chicago-area school graduating talented women entrepreneurs and engineers who are helping transform Chicago into a leading startup and small business incubator.
- Cleveland.com, Sep 19, 2018
Alum Lindsay Smith is profiled in advance of the opening of her new wine bar Flight in downtown Cleveland.
- The Hype Magazine, Sep 18, 2018
Music producer and former student Miykal Snoddy is interviewed on his creative process and his production work on a new web series.
- Chicago Now, Sep 15, 2018
Photojournalism student Keeley Parenteau talks about her deep interest in film, her ideas behind portraiture, and the connection between the field of “Conflict Photography” and photojournalism.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 15, 2018
Theatre Associate Professor and Interim Chair Peter Carpenter choreographed Dance faculty member Margi Cole in “REboot”, produced by Third Way Projects and founded by former Dance Presenting Series Director Bonnie Brooks.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 14, 2018
Photojournalism alum Tonika Johnson ’03 will be featured during the Chicago Humanities Festival this fall, which also features Tom Hanks, Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson, and writers Jill Lepore and Rebecca Traister.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 14, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts Associate Professor Cari Callis will be a judge for the Elgin Short Film Festival, which is now in its tenth year.
- Chicago Magazine, Sep 14, 2018
Dance faculty member and Dance alum Margi Cole’s ’90 REboot is listed as one of the “don’t-miss” picks for events in Chicago this week. The performance at the Dance Center features several Columbia alums and faculty members.
- The Visualist, Sep 14, 2018
The Columbia College Jazz Ensemble will perform with musician Maggie Brown during the Celebrating South Side Stories event this weekend.
- Daily Herald, Sep 13, 2018
Photography Professor Judy Natal and English and Creative Writing Associate Professor Patty McNair comment on Ragdale, a nonprofit international retreat that serves over 200 artists annually and where they have both been residents.
- Rebellious, Sep 13, 2018
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago’s hip-hop mini-festival B-Series is mentioned as a must-see event in Chicago for the fall.
- Voyage Chicago, Sep 04, 2018
English and Creative Writing Professor Tony Trigilio is interviewed on his interdisciplinary approach to poetry, his creative pedagogy and teaching at Columbia, and his future projects.
- Salon, Sep 11, 2018
John Duffy ’03 and Ray Nowosielski ’03, who were studying Film at Columbia on September 11, 2001, detail how they “accidentally” revealed the identity of a controversial CIA agent a decade later, excerpted from their new book.
- Windy City Times, Sep 12, 2018
See Chicago Dance will honor Angelique Power and Shirley Mordine, who founded the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago in 1969, at its annual gala.
- Boise Weekly, Sep 11, 2018
Jillian Bruschera MFA ’14, Julia Goodman, Trisha Oralie Martin MFA ’12, Marilyn Propp, and Maggie Puckett MFA ’11, who are all connected to the Center for Book and Paper Arts, contributed work to a new exhibition at Boise State University, co-curated by Art and Art History Associate Professor Mel Potter.
Intercontinental Collaboration: Bringing Together Chicago’s Red Clay Dance Company with Uganda’s Keiga Dance CompanyNewcity Stage, Sep 11, 2018
The Dance Center will host the collaboration between Red Clay Dance Company and Uganda’s Keiga Dance Company to present EKILI MUNDA | What Lies Within, a dance performance that engages with African Diaspora and the roots of . movement
‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Assassination of Gianni Versace’ Lead Winners on Night 1 of Creative Arts Emmy AwardsVariety, Sep 08, 2018
Film alum Christian Sprenger ’07 won an Emmy Award for Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour) for his work on FX’s Atlanta. Sprenger was also nominated in the same category for his work on Netflix’s Glow.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 08, 2018
Film alum George Tillman Jr. ’91 discusses his new feature film The Hate U Give (opening Oct. 19) and its relevance to this year’s political climate.
- Salon, Sep 08, 2018
Film alum Jade Begay ’11, who is also working on a VR/AR project that explores the connections between identity, land, and storytelling, co-authors this piece about the importance of the historic climate change conference.
- The Hindu, Sep 09, 2018
Business and Entrepreneurship alum Shreya Singh ’17 talks about how the peer-to-peer and experiential learning at Columbia helped her prepare her for the Fulbright-Nehru master’s scholarship.
- Northwest Herald, Sep 10, 2018
Broadcast Journalism alum Fallon Glick ’12 discusses her path from the Columbia Communication Department to becoming an Emmy-nominated reporter.
- Moraine Valley News, Sep 10, 2018
The solo exhibition To Honor and Comfort by Book and Paper Arts alum Laurie Wessman LeBreton MFA ’11 will be on display at the Fine and Performing Arts Center at Moraine Valley Community College until October 26.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 07, 2018
The West Aurora school board recognized Cinema and Television Arts alum Alex Perez ’16 for being named one of the top young government officials in the nation by NextGen Nation, an organization that promotes young government leaders.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 07, 2018
Director and Theatre Professor John Green and playwright David Hoppe discuss their play After Paul McCartney and its premiere at the Dunes Summer Theatre.
- Yahoo! Finance, Sep 07, 2018
Columbia is listed as one of the most liberal colleges in the United States.
- NBC, Sep 06, 2018
Novelist and Creative Writing alum Ingrid Rojas Contreras MA ’09 discusses her childhood growing up in Colombia and the real-life inspiration for her book Fruit of the Drunken Tree.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 06, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts alum Austin Vesely is profiled for his debut horror film Slice, featuring Chance the Rapper.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 06, 2018
The Dance Center debut of Ephrat Asherie Dance’s Odeon is included as one of the top dance performances to see in Chicago in the fall.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 04, 2018
Alumna Melody Angel and Theatre alumna Hannah Starr ’14 are included in this year’s list of Hot New Faces “picked for potential greatness on Chicago-area stages in the year ahead.”
- Buzzfeed, Aug 30, 2018
Photography alum Jess Dugan MFA '14 is featured for highlighting the relationships of the trans and LGBTQ communities through portraiture. Additional coverage at Lenscratch.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Sep 05, 2018
The Dance Center’s presentation of the world premiere of the Red Clay Dance Company’s “EKILI MUNDA/What Lies Within,” choreographed by the Chicago-based company’s founder, artistic director, and alum Vershawn Sanders-Ward ’02, is included in a roundup of marquee dance events this fall.
- Forest Park Review, Sep 04, 2018
Faculty member Prexy Nesbitt talks about his journey as an activist and educator in and out of the classroom.
- ABC 7, Sep 04, 2018
Film alum Luke Mattioda ’12 created a music video featuring his family on a replica of the Chicago Bears’ football field in the front yard of his home in central Illinois.
- Reel Chicago, Sep 04, 2018
Film alum Marian Oliver ’09 is named editor of Cutters Studios, an international creative company that provides post-production and creative development services for brands, causes, and agencies
Josh Tsui, Chicago video-game vet turned documentarian, gets his due with a ceremony and award this SaturdayChicago Reader, Sep 04, 2018
Film alum Josh Tsui ’91 is highlighted for his work in the video game industry and his new documentary Insert Coin: Inside Midway's 90s Revolution, which chronicles the history of Tsui’s first employer, Midway Games.
- Daily Journal, Sep 04, 2018
Photography alum Nate Mathews’ ’05 new exhibition Ersatz captures empty spaces that are meant to look appealing. His photographic series is on display at the Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery through October 14.
- Quad-City Times, Aug 30, 2018
Cinema Art and Science alum Austin Vesely isinterviewed on his film Slice, a horror movie that features Chicago native Chance the Rapper.
- Chicago Tribune, Aug 30, 2018
Cinema Art and Science student Mike Filek hasa hand in creating America to Me, a 10-part documentary series that examines white fragility and anxiety.
- AdAge, Aug 30, 2018
Design alum Mariah Naella-Keaton ’10 is involved in an episode on archetypal family units in HP’s Reinvent Mindsets series.
- Chicago Magazine, Aug 30, 2018
REboot, a new performance choreographed by Dance faculty member and alum Margi Cole ’90, Interim Chair of Theatre Peter Carpenter, and Dance faculty member and alum Colleen Halloran ’09, is a must-see performance in Chicago for the month of September.
- Forest Park Review, Aug 29, 2018
Humanities, History, and Social Sciences faculty member Prexy Nesbitt discusses the roles of activism and education through his relationships and work with Dr. Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, and Barack Obama.
- I Care if You Listen, Aug 29, 2018
Melanie Zeck discusses her role as the Research Fellow at the Center for Black Music Research at Columbia, including her research interests and how working musicians and researchers can benefit from the museum’s archives.
- Chicago Tribune, Aug 29, 2018
Alum Tatiana Hazel is profiled for her musical work and the power of representation in the Latin pop genre.
- Lenscratch, Aug 26, 2018
Photography alum Tonika Lewis Johnson ’03 is featured for her work’s “fusion of aesthetics and insight into issues of social justice” and its focus on the Englewood community.
- Crain’s Chicago, Aug 24, 2018
Upcoming performances at the Dance Center are listed among must-see events this season.
- ARTNews, Aug 24, 2018
Fine Arts alum and performance artist EJ Hill ’11 has won the Hammer Museum’s Public Recognition Award, which is chosen by museum visitors and comes with a $25,000 prize.
- Chicago Citizen, Aug 23, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts student and second-ever National Youth Poet Laureate Patricia Frazier will lead a writing workshop hosted by the Chicago Child Care Society.
- The Washington Post, Aug 23, 2018
Communication Associate Professor Jackie Spinner writes on parenting children with autism and her son’s emotional and social development and awareness.
- Star Tribune, Aug 23, 2018
Art and Art History Professor Sabina Ott, who passed away in June, is remembered for her extraordinary dedication to the Chicago arts community.
- Chicago Tribune, Aug 22, 2018
The Dance Center of Columbia College is highlighted for its season opener Odeon and its legacy and influence in the Chicago dance scene.
- Chicago Tribune, Aug 22, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts alum John Quinn ’99 is interviewed on his introduction to film and his work on the upcoming release Tales from the Hood 2.
- Los Angeles Times, Aug 22, 2018
Semester in LA and Cinema and Television Arts alum Taty Garcia ’18 is one of several young filmmakers of diverse backgrounds shaping the future of Hollywood as an Academy Gold intern.
- Chicago Reader, Aug 22, 2018
Alum Andrew Smith is profiled for his musical process and marketing by using minimalist posters to promote his work.
- Windy City Times, Aug 22, 2018
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago will host Futura as part of The Dance Center’s 2018-19 dance series.
- New York Times, Aug 21, 2018
Fine Arts alum EJ Hill ’11 is profiled for his performance piece at UCLA’s Hammer Museum, which features him standing on a golden awards podium for six days a week.
- Reel Chicago, Aug 20, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts alum B.A. Lewandowski’s ’98 indie horror comedy Skeletons in the Closet is set for its world premiere at the Davis Theater on September 7.
- Northern Express, Aug 20, 2018
Business and Entrepreneurship alum and SXSW organizer Emily Lively’s LivelyLands Festival will return for a second year with featured folk music performances.
New Programs: Design, Management, Fine Arts, Leadership, Engineering, STEM, Dental Hygiene, Industrial Maintenance, Finance, PsychologyInside Higher Ed, Aug 20, 2018
Columbia is included in Inside Higher Ed’s roundup of new programs for its launch of the Fine Arts MFA.
- Get Religion, Aug 20, 2018
Philosophy Professor Stephen Asma’s book Why We Need Religion is included as a tool for answering questions about the good intentions of religion.
- REEL Chicago, Aug 20, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts faculty member and filmmaker Mark Schimmel's short, The Musician, is featured for its unique production, including a first-time child actor and downtown shooting locations.
- Scientific American, Aug 16, 2018
Philosophy Professor Stephen Asma is interviewed on the connections between his two latest books The Evolution of Imagination and Why We Need Religion.
- Broadway World, Aug 16, 2018
To open the 45th season of its Dance Presenting Series, the Dance Center presents the Chicago debut of Ephrat Asherie Dance, a company rooted in street and social dance.
- The Hollywood Reporter, Aug 16, 2018
Columbia is ranked among the top film schools in the country, noted for its interdisciplinary documentary program, Semester in LA, and Emmy-nominated alums.
- Chicago Tribune, Aug 16, 2018Recent ASL alum Frances Dravellas ’17 is interviewed on her new career as a school interpreter, saying “I’m in a field that I love.”
- Broadway World, Aug 16, 2018
President Kwang-Wu Kim will serve as an Honorary Co-Chair for this year’s Chicago Dancemakers Forum Crystal Anniversary Brunch.
- Bend Bulletin, Aug 16, 2018
Former Design student Jessica Hernandez’s band is profiled, focusing on her work as a bilingual artist and creating English-and Spanish-language versions of the same album.
- The New York Times, Aug 13, 2018
Photography Professor Dawoud Bey’s series “Night Coming Tenderly, Black” is called “devastating” for its lack of color in contrast to surrounding Triennial works.
- WBEZ, Aug 13, 2018
The City Colleges of Chicago is adding an associate’s degree in dance, the only in Chicago, and will work with representatives at Columbia to create transfer agreements.
- Huffington Post, Aug 13, 2018
One year after the “Unite the Right” rally and subsequent violence, Business and Entrepreneurship faculty member Michelle Duster writes about the legacy and presence of white supremacy.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Aug 09, 2018
The Smashing Pumpkins drummer and Trustee Jimmy Chamberlin discusses his time on tour, the myriad educational tools Columbia offers its students, and his enthusiasm behind the decision to join Columbia’s Board of Trustees.
- Chicago Tribune, Aug 09, 2018
Dance alum Erin Kilmurray ’08 is profiled for her work creating, directing, and choreographing The Fly Honey Show, a sex-positive, politically-charged cabaret featuring several other Columbia performer and producer alumni.
- Fast Company, Aug 08, 2018
Business and Entrepreneurship faculty member Michelle Duster discusses the grassroots fundraising effort that recently secured funds for a monument honoring her late great-grandmother Ida B. Wells.
- Classic Chicago Magazine, Aug 08, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts alum Philip Plowden ’10 discusses his film Range Runners, a Chicago-based project that is set to screen on the festival circuit in 2019.
Ida B. Wells: How grassroots support and social media made a monumental difference in honoring her legacyThe Conversation, Aug 07, 2018
Business and Entrepreneurship faculty member Michelle Duster writes on how grassroots groups and social media facilitated the renaming of a major downtown street to Ida B. Wells Drive, honoring her late great-grandmother.
- New York Times, Aug 07, 2018
Photography faculty member Melissa Ann Pinney is highlighted for her work exploring womanhood and femininity in her latest exhibition Girl Transcendent.
- Reel Chicago, Aug 07, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts alum John Quinn ’99 is profiled on his career and his recent work, including co-editing the feature film Tales From the Hood 2.
- Texas Tech Today, Aug 07, 2018
English and Creative Writing Professor David Trinidad will be a featured reader at the Texas Tech University School of Art in a cross-disciplinary exhibition.
- Wall Street Journal, Aug 06, 2018
Design alum Nick Drnaso’s ’11 Sabrina is the first graphic novel to make the longlist for the Man Booker Prize, representing a growing literary movement within the graphic novel scene.
- Chicago Tribune, Aug 06, 2018
Student Hailey Reeves discusses the realities of working in Chicago as a young college student.
- Reel Chicago, Aug 02, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts faculty member Mark Schimmel is profiled for his new short The Musician, which was partially funded by a professional development grant.
- Vulture, Aug 02, 2018
Theatre alum and SNL star Aidy Bryant ’09 is set to appear on Hulu for her leading role in the new comedy series Shrill, based on the memoir by Lindy West.
'Blueprint for Bronzeville' showcases South Side residents standing up for their community amid city's plansChicago Tribune, Aug 02, 2018
Film alum Arlen Parsa ’09 is highlighted for his new documentary Blueprint for Bronzeville, which examines Chicago’s racial segregation and affordable housing in South Side neighborhoods.
- Religion News Service, Aug 02, 2018
Philosophy Professor Stephen Asma discusses his initial fascination with philosophy and his new release Why We Need Religion.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 31, 2018
Communication Chair Suzanne McBride writes a column on public openness to Chicago Public Schools’ monthly board meetings.
- WFMT, Jul 31, 2018The Dance Center at Columbia will participate in Chicago’s new Teen Arts Pass program, which provides registered teenagers with access to $5 tickets to arts organizations around the city.
- Beverly Review, Jul 31, 2018Cinema and Television Arts alum Demon Griffin MFA ’16 will expand the popular BACinema screenings to include more independent, classic, and international movies as the new film programmer for the Beverly Arts Center.
- Chicago Woman, Jul 31, 2018
Music alum Lillianna Kryzanek ’12, who performs under the name Lili K, is highlighted in this roundup of new local musical talent.
- Go Nomad, Jul 31, 2018
Comunication faculty member John Sall has contributed photographs for Dave Hoekstra's new book The Camper Book: A Celebration of a Moveable American Dream.
- Chicago Reader, Jul 30, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts alum and librarian Margo Hill ’95
discussesthe Northbrook Public Library’s film programming, including special screenings in 35mm.
- Chicago Sun-Times , Jul 26, 2018
Michelle Duster, Business and Entrepreneurship faculty member and great grand-daughter to Wells, was present as the City Council made the historic vote to have the first downtown street named after a woman of color. More coverage at Chicago Tribune, NBC5,The Root, and more.
- Chicago Defender, Jul 26, 2018
Communication Associate Professor Shanita Baraka Akintonde writes about her experience in South Africa and the lack of Black Americans she saw there.
- The Mercury News, Jul 26, 2018Creative Writing alum Ingrid Rojas Contreras discusses her debut novel Fruit of the Drunken Treeset in Bogotá in the early 1990s.
- New York Times, Jul 24, 2018
Design alum Nick Drnaso’s ’11 Sabrina is the first graphic novel to be nominated in the main fiction category for the Man Booker Prize. More coverage at The Guardian(UK), Slate, Telegraph (UK), New York Magazine, and more.
- Chicago Tribune, Jul 25, 2018
Music alum Sam “Trump” Harris ’13 discusses his creative process with wind and string instruments, his recent collaborations, and his evolution as a musician in Chicago.
- Windy City Times, Jul 25, 2018
Dance alum Andy Slavin is mentioned for their work as part of The Fly Honey Show, a dance performance and cabaret that celebrates bodyand sex positivity.
- Variety, Jul 24, 2018
English and Creative Writing Associate Professor Jim DeRogatis responds to his mention in R. Kelly’s newly released track. More coverage at The Cut.
- Home Accents Today, Jul 24, 2018
Design student Angela Campos was awarded the Part-Time Student Scholarship through the International Furnishings and Design Association’s Educational Foundation.
- Broadway World, Jul 19, 2018
Theatre alum Rose Hamill ’16 will assume the newly created position as the Managing Director at the Broken Nose Theater.
- The New York Times, Jul 19, 2018
Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men, directed by Theatre alum and Tony-award winner Anna D. Shapiro ’90, is highlighted as a turbulent, groundbreaking play.
- Washington Post, Jul 18, 2018
Business and Entrepreneurship faculty member Michelle Duster’s Commemorative Art Committee, which she co-chairs, has raised enough money to build a monument in honor of her great grandmother Ida B. Wells-Barnett. More coverage at the Chicago Tribune.
- Voyage Chicago, Jul 18, 2018
Design alum Tristan Young ’16 is profiled for his career illustrating for blockbuster movies Avengers: Infinity War, Baby Driver, and Emmy-nominated Silicon Valley.
- Playbill, Jul 17, 2018
Alum and Tony-award winner Anna D. Shapiro ’90 will direct Straight White Men. Written by Young Jean Lee, this is the first play to be produced on Broadway by an Asian-American female playwright. More coverage here.
- Chicago Defender, Jul 17, 2018
The Dance Center of Columbia is an inaugural partner for the 2017-18 Urban Gateway’s Teen Arts Pass, which makes Chicago’s arts and culture accessible to youth all over the city.
Dawoud Bey's Poignant "The Birmingham Project" on View at National Gallery of Art, September 12, 2018, through March 17, 2019Art Fix Daily, Jul 17, 2018
Photography Professor Dawoud Bey’s large-scale photographic series The Birmingham Project will be featured at the National Gallery of Art starting September 12.
- STL Today, Jul 13, 2018
St. Louis native and Columbia student Shane Dioneda is included in a list of up and coming teen directors.
- Daily Herald, Jul 13, 2018
Theatre alum Claire Chrzan ’11 discusses how she tells story through light and shadow on the stage.
- Chicago Tribune, Jul 13, 2018
The Dance Center of Columbia will bring the Red Clay Dance Company to campus in November, which was founded by alum Vershawn Sanders-Ward ’02.
- Crain's, Jul 13, 2018
Columbia Board of Trustee Cayla Weisberg makes Crain’s Tech 50 list for her work with early-stage venture fund InvestHer, which focuses on female entrepreneurs.
- Chicago Tribune, Jul 13, 2018
Theatre alum Aidy Bryant ’09 received her first Emmy nomination for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on SNL.
- Hollywood Reporter, Jul 12, 2018
Film alum and cinematographer Christian Sprenger ’07 has been nominated twice in the same category for an Emmy in Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series on his work for Atlanta and Glow.
- US News, Jul 12, 2018
Assistant Provost for Global Education David Comp suggests the best way for students to prepare for studying abroad is to “watch engaging and academically focused content online."
- Reverb, Jul 12, 2018
Music alum Alexander Burke ’05 discusses his successful career in composing music for television and films and the creative process behind it.
- Chicago Magazine, Jul 12, 2018
Creative Writing Professor Joe Meno’s article explores Chicago’s significant role in the history of the Special Olympics, which celebrates its 50th anniversary on July 20.
- Wisconsin Public Radio, Jul 11, 2018
Philosophy Professor Stephen Asma is interviewed about his book Why We Need Religion.
- Chicago Reader, Jul 11, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts alum Chip Williams’ MFA ’94 film Concrete Rodeo documents the experiences of bike messengers. It will be screened on July 13 as part of the Chicago’s Own program.
- The Christian Post, Jul 11, 2018
Music faculty member, alum, and Grammy-nominated singer Jonathan McReynolds ’11 discusseshis “10 Reasons Not to Be A Gospel Artist.”
- The New York Times, Jul 05, 2018
Photography Professor Dawoud Bey’s new series “Night Coming Tenderly, Black” is featured, which serves as a call to a period in African-American history where the journey for liberation was led largely through the darkness of the night.
I Am Living Proof Of The American Dream: Kubilay Uner, Director of Music Composition at Columbia College ChicagoMedium: Authority Magazine, Jul 10, 2018
Music Assistant Professor Kubilay Uner is interviewed onhis experiences growing up, completing school in the U.S., and his views surrounding immigration and the American Dream.
- Vibe, Jul 10, 2018
Business and Entrepreneurship alum Christopher Smith, known as Smino, releases a new two-track set 4sport.
- Cook County Chronicle, Jul 10, 2018
Communication alum Lloyd Rutzky ’71 is featured for his new photographic book release Wrigley Field’s Amazing Vendors.
- Oak Park Patch, Jul 10, 2018
Communication alum Antonio Martinez Jr. ’97 was named
presidentand chief executive officer by the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation.
- Door County Pulse, Jul 09, 2018
Theatre alum Christopher Walsh ’01 is highlighted for taking a gender-blind approach to casting women as Sherlock and Watson in his play Miss Holmes.
- FOX 40, Jul 09, 2018
Former student and renowned accent reduction and speech expert Judy Young isprofiled for her work in the field of communication.
- Windy City Times, Jul 05, 2018
Dance alum Jacqueline Sinclair ’90 has been named the new Artistic Director of the Joel Hall Dancers.
- Chicago Tribune, Jul 05, 2018
Communication alum Rachelle French is highlighted for her radio roles at 97.9 “The Loop,” 101.1 WKQX, and her current work as a disc jockey at 100.7 “Q-Rock.”
- WBEZ Chicago, Jul 03, 2018
Philosophy Professor Stephen Asma discusses his new book Why We Need Religion and how the positive application of religion can help humans process complex emotions like rage and sadness.
- Chicago Patch, Jul 03, 2018
Columbia participated in the first-ever “College Break Thru” program, offering prospective performing arts students a chance to participate in pre-auditions and receive constructive feedback from experienced faculty members.
What to expect when guitarist Bruce Forman and Erin McDougald come to the Den: 'We are jazz musicians, so anything is possible'Chicago Tribune, Jul 03, 2018
Alum Erin McDougald ’00 will perform in Bruce Forman and Erin McDougald: The Red Guitar and the Flapper Girl at the Den Theatre on July 7.
- College Choice, Jul 03, 2018
Columbia is ranked as one of the best entertainment management programs in the country for 2018.
- Make it Better, Jul 02, 2018
The Museum of Contemporary Photography’s Lucas Foglia: Human Nature exhibition is featured as one of the best things to do in Chicago for the month of July.
- Advocate, Jul 02, 2018
Photography alum Kevin Hoover is highlighted for his portraits of the male body, which have been featured in DNA Magazine, The Male Form, and his photography book PROVOCATION: Volume 1.
- Evolllution, Jul 02, 2018
Senior Vice President and Provost Stanley Wearden and Vice Provost of Digital Learning Rob Green discuss building the curriculum for Columbia College Chicago Online.
- Photo District News, Jul 02, 2018
Photography alum Katie Levine ’14 is profiled for her big break in fashion photography after capturing portraits of Lucky Blue Smith on Instagram.
- The Art Career Project, Jun 28, 2018
Columbia is ranked in the ten best photography schools in the country for 2018.
- WSCA Portsmouth Community Radio, Jun 28, 2018
Creative Writing Associate Professor Aviya Kushner examines current political rhetoric through the usage of words and slogans like “infest,” “civility,” and “when they go low, we go high.”
- Chicago Defender, Jun 28, 2018
Communication Associate Professor Shanita Baraka Akintonde writes on growing up on the South Side of Chicago, how young people are engaging with these neighborhoods, and the effects of policing on the city’s youth.
- Chicago Tribune, Jun 27, 2018
Art and Art History Professor and “Artist Mother of Chicago” Sabina Ott is remembered for her establishing work in the Chicago arts community. Additional coverage can be found at Artforum and Hyperallergic.
- WBEZ Chicago, Jun 27, 2018
Alum Tony Sarabia ’92 will broadcast his final show as host of WBEZ’s The Morning Shift on Friday, December 21, 2018.
- WTTW Chicago, Jun 27, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts and Creative Writing student and second-ever National Youth Poet Laureate Patricia Frazier discussesher Chicago upbringing, her writing aspirations, and her debut book Graphite.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Jun 27, 2018
Media Arts alum Eddie Carr ’96, known for his beloved Christmas installations at Butch McGuire’s tavern, has passed away at 63.
‘A Whole Meal’: Rashid Johnson on His Polyvalent Practice, From Early Photography to Forthcoming Feature FilmArtNews, Jun 26, 2018
Art and Art History alum and multi-disciplinary artist Rashid Johnson ’00 is in post-production on his first feature film.
- Chicago Tribune, Jun 26, 2018
Interdisciplinary Arts alum Terry Sofianos MA ’97 will join La Grange School District 102's administrative team as the new assistant superintendent for special education.
- ABC 7 Chicago, Jun 25, 2018
ShopColumbia is featured in 190 North’s roundup of worthwhile Chicago businesses to check out this summer.
- EvoLLLution, Jun 25, 2018
Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden and Vice Provost of Digital Learning Rob Green discuss building the infrastructure and curriculum from scratch for Columbia College Chicago Online.
- WBEZ (Worldview), Jun 22, 2018
Sheridan Tucker Anderson, the MoCP’s Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts, discusses Afrofuturism and the current show “In Their Own Form.”
- ArtDaily, Jun 22, 2018
Graciela Iturbide HDR ’08, considered “one of the most influential photographers active in Latin America today and…one of Mexico’s greatest living artists” will have a major exhibition of her work featured at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts in January 2019.
- Forward, Jun 20, 2018
- BBC Radio, Jun 20, 2018CBMR Librarian Melanie Zeck speaks on Florence Price, Chicago-based composer and the first black American woman to have a symphony performed by a major orchestra.
- Chicago Tribune, Jun 20, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts student and second-ever National Youth Poet Laureate Patricia Frazier discussespoetry as a form of activism, her debut book Graphite, and growing up as a queer woman of color in Chicago.
- British Council in Iran, Jun 20, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts Professor Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa writes on how recent Iranian films portray and are informed by the changing roles of women in post-revolutionary Iranian society.
- Windy City Times, Jun 20, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts alum Devlyn Camp is celebrated for their work as the creator and host of the podcast Mattachine: A Serialized Story in Gay History and their They and Them talk show on Que4 1680 AM.
- Chicago Tribune, Jun 19, 2018
Composer, creator of the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, and former Chair of the Music Department William Russo is remembered for his global career in the arts, and his lasting contributions to Chicago’s jazz scene.
- SOHO International Film Festival, Jun 19, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts Associate Professor K-J Mathieson will have their award-winning animation “Corky” featured at the SOHO International Film Festival in New York City.
- ABC 7 Chicago, Jun 18, 2018
Columbia performers were featured at Alluvion Dance Chicago's Emergence Festival.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Jun 18, 2018
Following her appearance at the 2018 Chicago Blues Festival, alum and singer-actress Melody Angel discusses her musical influences and her role in the Goodman Theatre’s Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3).
- Chicago Reader, Jun 14, 2018
Theatre Associate Professor Albert Williams is included in this Pride month roundup of the local queer community’s examples of media that helped to forge their identity.
- Student Press Law Center, Jun 14, 2018
Chris Richert, Communication faculty member and general manager of the Columbia Chronicle, provides advice on how student journalists can successfully understand both the editorial and business sides of a running a publication.
- 99% Invisible, Jun 14, 2018
Graphic Design alum Tom O’Grady ‘81, the NBA’s first creative director, talks about the impact of his innovative designs on the evolution of basketball jerseys.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Jun 13, 2018
The Dance Center’s distinctive contemporary dance presenting series is profiled, and Series Director Ellen Chenoweth explains why Columbia is the "only [place] where I have seen a performing series embedded within the curriculum so deeply."
- Chicago Reader, Jun 14, 2018
Theatre Associate Professor Bill Williams interviewed Chicago author Rebecca Makkai on the inspiration for her novel and the importance of faithfully portraying Chicago's AIDS epidemic for modern audiences.
- Chicago Redeye, Jun 14, 2018
Former student Teresa Mittons volunteers with Growing Home, an urban farm in Englewood that trains those with criminal records and medical needs.
- BAI Banking Strategies Executive Report, Jun 13, 2018
Associate Chair of Communication Anne Marie Mitchell offers expert advice on how to keep banking customers engaged with personalized customer service and technologies.
Improvisation is ‘yoga for your social skills’ and can make you better leaders, Second City’s Anne Libera and Kelly Leonard sayRecode, Jun 13, 2018
In a talk at the 2018 Code Conference, Theatre Assistant Professor and Director of Comedy Studies Anne Libera illustrates how improvisation can improve social and leadership skills.
- Parlé, Jun 13, 2018
Music faculty member Jonathan McReynolds discusses his recent albums Life Music: Stage Two and the Grammy-nominated Make Room, his artistic process, and his upcoming projects.
- Medium, Jun 13, 2018
Communication Associate Professor Elio Leturia, in connection with other nationwide journalism faculty members, describes how recent technology has shifted students' ability to observe and report on issues.
- Chicago Defender, Jun 12, 2018
Communication Associate Professor Shanita Baraka Akintonde lovingly reflects on time spent with her own father in honor of Father's Day.
- Chicago Tribune, Jun 12, 2018
Part-time Communication faculty member Ellen Blum Barish was named a 2018 winner of the Award for Artistic Excellence in Skokie.
- American Theatre, Jun 12, 2018
Alum Idris Goodwin '00 is highlighted for his impressive plays How We Got On, The Raid, and his most recent work This is Modern Art.
- Chicago Tribune, Jun 12, 2018
The Museum of Contemporary Photography's Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts Sheridan Tucker Anderson discusses her process incurating the museum's Afrofuturist In Their Own Form exhibition, which runs through July 8.
- NBC 5 Chicago, Jun 11, 2018
Cinema Art and Science student Quentin Sanders wascast in a leading role in Steve Pemberton’s A Chance in the World—a film that depicts abuse in the foster care system.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Jun 11, 2018
Former Theatre student, faculty member, and 2017 honorary degree recipient David Cromer won a Tony Award for Best Direction of a musical for his work on The Band’s Visit. More coverage at The New York Times, WBBM Newsradio, and The Washington Post.
- Chicago Tribune, Jun 08, 2018
Former Theatre faculty member and 2017 Honorary Degree Recipient David Cromer is the odd-on favorite to win a Tony Award for directing the musical “The Band’s Visit.”
- Chicago Sun-Times, Jun 08, 2018
A memorial statue of poet Gwendolyn Brooks, who taught at Columbia College Chicago, will be unveiled in the Bronzeville park named after Brooks, who becomes the first black, Chicago-based poet honored with a statue and memorial in a city park.
- Epeak World News, Jun 07, 2018
The Museum of Contemporary Photography's Deputy Director and Chief Curator Karen Irvine writes the forward for photographer Dave Jordan's recently published A Detroit Nocturne, which is profiled.
- LA Times, Jun 07, 2018
Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Professor Stephen Asma writes on 'nones'–millennials who describe themselves as nonreligious–and the trend of turning toward forms of spiritualism through yoga, meditation, and healing stones.
- Footwear News, Jun 06, 2018
Former student Aleali May is breaking ground in the shoe industry by becoming the first woman to design an Air Jordan sneaker in both men and women's sizing.
- Public Books, Jun 06, 2018
English Assistant Professor Nicole Spigner examines Britteny C. Cooper's Beyond Responsibility and the work of black feminist scholarship.
- Robert Feder, Jun 06, 2018
"The Download" podcast host and Broadcasting Journalism alum Justin Kaufmann '96 landsa new role at WGN on "The Steve Cochran Morning Show."
- New York Times, Jun 04, 2018
Philosophy Professor Stephen Asma discusses how religion can facilitate emotional processing in ways that science cannot.
- LiveDesign, Jun 04, 2018
Audio Arts and Acoustics alum Matthew McQuaid '12 is celebrated for his freelance audio engineering work, producing materials for clients including Tom Petty, Maroon 5, and the NFL.
- ATT.net, Jun 04, 2018
Television alum Lena Waithe '06 reflects on her writing and producing career and her early experiences at Columbia College Chicago.
- Mustang News, Jun 04, 2018
Musician and former student Jeremih discusses how his time at Columbia College Chicago has influenced him creatively and impacted his career.
- New York Times, Jun 04, 2018
Design alum Nick Drnaso '11 is praised for his new graphic novel, Sabrina, which is a thoughtful meditation on mystery and the mundane during divisive political times. Additional coverage: The Guardian.
- Buzzfeed, May 30, 2018
English Associate Professor Jim DeRogatis examines the ongoing investigation into R. Kelly’s alleged abuse and cults, furthered now by death threats made by Kelly’s manager.
- Univision, May 30, 2018
Journalism student Savannah Eadens writes on the need for more Latina representation within the ‘Me Too’ movement.
- Chicago Tribune, May 30, 2018
Former student Amanda Tuohy, founder and director of Indiana Ballet Theatre’s “Kaliedoscope” series, discusses the upcoming production “Kaliedoscope: Fluid.”
Does Kanye West Still Have a Prominent Voice in Chicago? Local Journalists, Artists, & Radio DJS Weigh InBillboard, May 29, 2018
English Associate Professor Jim DeRogatis and Business and Entrepreneurship Assistant Professor Alex Fruchter discuss Kanye West and his complicated relationship with Chicago.
- Chicago Tribune, May 29, 2018
Theatre alum Jessica Lu ’08 relives her “worst moment”—giving the stink eye to a man in a parked car, unaware that he was the director for the job she was about to audition for.
- CBS, May 28, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts student Quentin Sanders and faculty member Daniel Sutherland discuss Quentin’s role in the upcoming film A Chance in the World.
- Swaay, May 28, 2018
Angel Kristi Williams MFA ’15 is considered one of the top women creators working towards equality and representation in entertainment.
- Chicago Sun-Times, May 28, 2018
Theatre alum Jessica Lu ’08, who stars in NBC’s new drama Reverie, discusses the value of diversity in television and the origins of her career.
- Chicago Sun-Times, May 28, 2018
Communication Chair Suzanne McBride writes on the “utterly selective” moral dilemma behind Governor Rauner’s proposal to reinstate the death penalty in Illinois.
- Chicago Magazine, May 25, 2018
Journalism Associate Professor Jackie Spinner is profiled on Don’t Forget Me, her documentary on autistic children in Morocco.
- Poets and Writers, May 25, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts student Patricia Frazier has been named this year's National Youth Poet Laureate.
- New York Times, May 23, 2018
English Associate Professor Jim DeRogatis discusses his decades-long investigation into the allegations of R. Kelly’s sexual misconduct, manipulation, and abuse.
- Chicago Tonight, May 23, 2018
Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Professor Stephen Asma examines the emotionally comforting role of religion in modern society, which he explores further in his new book Why We Need Religion.
A siete meses de la destrucción del huracán María, los puertorriqueños sienten su ciudadanía a mediasBorderzine, May 22, 2018
Multimedia Journalism graduate student Gabriela Cruz-Martínez discusses the difficulties that Puerto Ricans have had in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, particularly when it comes to their citizenship, rights, and representation.
- Chicago Magazine, May 22, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts student Patricia Frazier, recently named Chicago’s first National Youth Poet Laureate, discusses her debut book Graphite, the influence of Gwendolyn Brooks, and her future projects. Additional coverage can be found at Blavity.
- WGN, May 21, 2018
2017 Honorary Degree Recipient David Cromer speaks with WGN about his directing career, his work on the Tony-nominated musical The Band’s Visit, and how Chicago helped his career.
- The Washington Post, May 23, 2018
Journalism Associate Professor Jackie Spinner writes on her time in Morocco, where she adopted her two sons, and what they gained and learned as a family.
- Chicago Tribune, May 21, 2018Theatre alum Lisa Rausa ’88 stars in Hello, Dolly! at Devonshire Playhouse Adult Theatre June 1-10.
- Chicago Humanities Festival (YouTube), May 22, 2018Journalism Associate Professor Jackie Spinner joins a panel on the presentation of news in media during this year's Chicago Humanities Festival.
- Chicago Tribune, May 18, 2018
The Dance Center’s 2018-19 season includes performances from Ephrat Asherie Dance, Hedwig Dances, and more.
- Broadway World, May 18, 2018
Ellen Chenoweth, who has served as Interim Director since 2017, is named permanent Director of the Dance Presenting Series at the Dance Center.
- Chicago Reader, May 18, 2018
Film alum Javier Solórzano Casarin ’06 directs the documentary about the undocumented Mexican immigrant and activist Elvira Arellano.
- WGN, May 16, 2018
Journalism alum Justin Kaufmann ’96 speaks with Dean of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Matthew Shenoda about why addressing racism is a necessity and Shenoda’s progressive, anti-racist mission for Columbia.
- Chicago Magazine, May 17, 2018
Sabrina, the highly-anticipated second graphic novel from Illustration alum Nick Drnaso ’11, will be in stores May 22.
- Teen Vogue, May 16, 2018
Public Relations alum Adeline Hocine ’18 writes on the struggle with her eating disorder during Ramadan.
- Chicago Defender, May 15, 2018
The Jazz Institute’s Straight Ahead Jazz Camp, held in collaboration with Columbia College Chicago July 16-20, is a top summer Chicago event.
- Chicago Now, May 15, 2018
Music alum Cherise Thomas ’13 plays young Patti Labelle in The Black Ensemble Theater’s tribute to the lounge singer, with her performance “[making] Chicago proud.”
- Think Progress, May 14, 2018
English and Creative Writing Associate Professor Jim DeRogatis is interviewed about his nearly 20-year investigation into R. Kelly’s abuse and manipulation of young women.
- Chicago Tribune, May 14, 2018
Former student Devlyn Camp discusses the inspiration and process behind their podcast Mattachine, which explores the origins of early LGBT rights organization, the Mattachine Society.
- CEOWORLD Magazine, May 15, 2018
Columbia was recently named one of the best fashion schools in the world.
- Cleveland Scene, May 14, 2018
Illustration alum Max Clarke ’13 is profiled on his evolving musical career, which has seen him release his critically-acclaimed debut album Hollow Ground, open for big-name acts like Foxygen, and more.
Nebraska native Charlie Curtis-Beard shows he’s built for Chicago on ‘Existentialism on Lake Shore Drive’Chicago Reader, May 11, 2018
Music alum Charlie Curtis-Beard ’18 is praised for his ambitious second album Existentialism on Lake Shore Drive, where he “executes everything with an earnestness that could fuel a great career.”
- Chicago Magazine, May 11, 2018
Music alum Jeremy Gentry ’17 is the first two-year Artist-in-Residence for Exhibit on Superior, where he performs in the lobby and offers free guitar lessons.
- Project Q, May 11, 2018
Dance alum Joshua Rackliffe ’10 is profiled on his blossoming dance and drag career.
- Chicago Magazine, May 10, 2018
Julia Fine MFA ’15 and former faculty member Audrey Niffenegger are interviewed about Fine’s debut novel What Should Be Wild, written during her time as an MFA student in the English and Creative Writing Department.
- Chicago Tonight - WTTW, May 10, 2018
The live performances, DJs, runway shows, screenings, and food trucks that make up Columbia's urban arts festival Manifest are included in this weekend's list of things to do.
- Chicago Tonight - WTTW, May 10, 2018
Journalist and English Associate Professor Jim DeRogatis talks with Phil Ponce about new allegations against recording artist R. Kelly.
- Conexion Migrante (via Imagen de Zacatecas), May 09, 2018
Journalism student Savannah Eadens tells the story of her best friend, Berta, a DACA student who fears deportation and is considering various options, including marriage, to stay in the United States.
- Univision, May 08, 2018
Journalism student María Maynez profiles the lives and works Pilsen artists José Frausto, Tlanez Xóchitl González, and Lizette Anguiano.
- The New Yorker, May 08, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts Associate Professor Dan Rybicky’s health care-centric documentary “Accident, MD” is highlighted as “the passionate work of a civic-minded filmmaker.”
- Univision, May 09, 2018
Multimedia Journalism student María Maynez writes an opinion column on how Facebook’s invasion of personal privacy.
- Chicago Tribune, May 09, 2018
- The Washington Post, May 04, 2018
Communication alum Tracy Sampson ’03 publicly speaks out about her time working as an intern for Epic Records and her abusive relationship with R. Kelly.
- Red Carpet Crash, May 05, 2018
Julia Fine MFA ’15 discusses her “darkly funny, striking debut” YA fantasy novel What Should Be Wild, published May 8 by Harper.
- ABC 7, May 04, 2018
Columbia is an inaugural partners of Urban Gateways’ new Teen Arts Pass, “a program that allows young people ages 13 to 19 to experience live arts performances all around Chicago for only $5.”
- BAFTA, May 03, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts alum Chloe Bestward ’17 and MFA candidates Areej Mahmoud and Ryan Buckley have been shortlisted for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ International Student Film Awards.
- Chicago Tribune, May 04, 2018
English and Creative Writing Associate Professor and Ray Bradbury’s authorized biographer Sam Weller brought his graduate students to Carnegie Library in Waukegan, Illinois, where Bradbury first fell in love with literature.
- Gazette Chicago, May 04, 2018
Creative Writing alum Christine Mangan ’04 discusses her writing career and what lead to her bestselling debut novel, the psychological thriller Tangerine.
- Deadline, May 03, 2018
Alum Mike Owens ’97 won an Emmy for Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program for Danger & Eggs, which features SNL star and alum Aidy Bryant ‘09.
- Variety, May 03, 2018
Alum John Guleserian ’00, who was the director of photography for the film Love, Simon, is included on the list to “reflect the profession’s inherent versatility and growing diversity.”
- Windy City Times, May 03, 2018
Dance alum Kiefer Otto ’18 and Music alum Courtney Robinson ‘17, who met at Columbia, collaborate on “Gay Visibility in a Straight World,” a storytelling music and dance performance piece.
- The New York Times, May 01, 2018
2017 Honorary Degree Recipient David Cromer, director of The Band’s Visit, has been nominated for a 2018 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical.
- WLS, May 01, 2018
English and Creative Writing Associate Professor Jim DeRogatis discusses R&B star R. Kelly, whose alleged abuse DeRogatis has investigated for nearly two decades.
- Screen Magazine, May 01, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts alum Nathan Rodgers ’17 discusses his process in editing Chicago rapper Towkio’s new music video, where he used the song’s jazz-fusion beat as a guideline rather than letting it dictate the cuts.
- Chicago Tribune, May 01, 2018
Dance alum Sara Maslanka ’13 discusses her ongoing work I Bet You Think This Dance is About You, which began “in conjunction” with Columbia’s sexual assault awareness month in April 2017.
PSAid Contest Engages College Students to Educate on Best Ways to Help Surrounding International DisasterBusiness Wire, May 01, 2018
Columbia’s “Be the Change” team took top honors at the 13th annual Public Service Announcements for International Disasters contest. View the winning PSA here.
- Nola, Apr 30, 2018
Journalism alum Carla Pesono ’12 has joined Good Morning New Orleans as morning anchor and 11 a.m. newscaster.
- Chicago Defender, Apr 27, 2018
Communication Associate Professor Shanita Akintonde recounts her experience at a friend’s church, where she recognized the importance of building young people up so that they may better the world.
- Her Campus, Apr 29, 2018
Multimedia Photojournalism student Halie Parkinson speaks with Music student Asher Witkin and Pulitzer Prize-winning Photography faculty member John H. White about the power and impact of Kendrick Lamar as a musical role model.
- The Washington Post, Apr 30, 2018
Karen Irvine, deputy director and chief curator of the MoCP, introduces Dave Jordano’s new book A Detroit Nocturne, writing that Jordano “exposes lives of perseverance and fortitude that have long existed in Detroit despite its problems.” Additional coverage: Lens Scratch.
- WBEZ, Apr 27, 2018
Theatre Professor John Green joins International Voices Project founder Patrizia Acerra to discuss Columbia’s presentation of Riat Ismet’s play Mihbaj. More coverage: Daily Herald.
- The Guardian, Apr 26, 2018
In honor of Montgomery, Alabama’s new memorial to lynching victims, Business and Entrepreneurship faculty member Michelle Duster discusses the accomplishment and historical impact of her great-grandmother, anti-lynching advocate and journalist Ida B. Wells.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Apr 26, 2018
Radio faculty member Terri Hemmert, who turns 70 on Saturday, is profiled on her decades-long WXRT career, her love for music, and her excitement about the future.
- Hollywood Chicago, Apr 26, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts faculty member Brent Kado discusses the inaugural Chicago Independent Film (+TV) Festival, which takes place this weekend in Rogers Park.
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 26, 2018
Photography alum Zachary James Johnston ’06 will present his photography exhibition Rewa as the Valparaiso Village Gallery’s featured artist from May 6 to May 31.
- Variety, Apr 25, 2018
Columbia is listed as a top film school in the world for 2018 for its media production center, production studios, and its 40-foot green screen, as well as its interdisciplinary curriculum.
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 26, 2018
- Thrillist, Apr 26, 2018
The Museum of Contemporary Photography is listed as the best photography museum in Chicago.
- Cosmopolitan, Apr 24, 2018
Journalism alum Tatiana Walk-Morris ’14 examines her experience, and those of other black women, in having her hair invasively searched by the TSA in manners that reinforce “the stereotype that black people are inherently criminal.”
- Diverse Education, Apr 24, 2018
Communication Associate Professor Lillian Williams-Starks examines the impact that her 2014 service learning course had on the education and career of Journalism alum Angelica Sanchez ’14.
- Windy City Times, Apr 25, 2018
Film alum Sharon Zurek ’76, owner of Black Cat Productions, praises the new Chicago Filmmakers space, which will open on April 28 with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Dr. Eric Freedman, Dean of the School of Media Arts, and other Chicago industry leaders in attendance.
- Publishers Weekly, Apr 23, 2018
Humanities, History and Social Sciences Professor Stephen Asma discusses his book Why We Need Religion, forthcoming in June 2018, and why humans are inherently religious as an adaptive trait.
- Arts Magazine, Apr 24, 2018
American Sign Language Chair and Associate Professor Peter Cook will headline the May 29-June 2 performances of Storytelling Live! in Jonesborough, Tennessee, where he will bring ASL, pantomime, storytelling, and movement to his matinee performances.
- The Wilson Times, Apr 20, 2018
Wilson, North Carolina’s fourth-annual “Eyes on Main Street” photo festival features the work of Wilson youth who took photography lessons with Columbia students as part of Columbia’s ongoing partnership with Canon USA.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Apr 20, 2018
In celebration of Earth Day, Columbia’s Jammin’ With Jane fundraiser—organized by Columbia’s Special Events and Promotions students—raised money for Friends of the Chicago River.
- Art Daily, Apr 20, 2018
Barbara Diener MFA ’13 discusses the inspiration and creative process behind her new monograph Phantom Power, where she explores the loss of her father and her desire to reconnect with him.
- The Washington Post, Apr 20, 2018
Photography alum Brent Lewis ’12 has joined The Washington Post as photo assignment editor, bringing his experience at The Denver Post and Diversify Photo to the paper’s Feature sections.
- Study Breaks, Apr 19, 2018
Music Business student Casey Caruso is the founder of Princess Gigi’s Fund for the Medically Fabulous, a charity inspired by her niece’s fight against lung and heart failure.
- ABC 7, Apr 18, 2018
Theatre alum Aidy Bryant ’09, who stars in Amy Schumer’s upcoming comedy I Feel Pretty, discusses her closeness to the film’s overarching theme of body positivity and self-love. More coverage: Chicago Sun-Times and Windy City Times.
- TIME, Apr 19, 2018
California Senator Kamala Harris writes about how Television alum Lena Waithe ’06 has empowered audiences who can now “turn on the TV and see vivid, funny, deeply real portrayals of people like themselves.”
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 19, 2018
Film alum Laura Farber ’06, who was a freshman on the day of the shooting 19 years ago, debuts her documentary film at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival.
- International Documentary Association, Apr 19, 2018
Film and Television Arts Associate Professor Ruth Leitman and Interim Chair Eric Scholl discuss Columbia’s new Interdisciplinary Documentary Program, its expert faculty, and notable alumni working in documentary.
- The Wilson Times, Apr 19, 2018
Columbia partners with Canon USA for high school students to explore photography using Rebel cameras that culminate at the Eyes on Main Street festival.
- College Art Association, Apr 19, 2018
In the wake of the Parkland, Florida tragedy, Photography Associate Professor Greg Foster-Rice weighs in on the debate saying, “the classroom should be an environment defined by safety, consideration, and open debate…not by weapons.”
- Daily Herald, Apr 19, 2018
Creative Writing alum Faisal Mohyuddin ’15, winner of the Sexton Prize for Poetry, discusses his debut poetry collection The Displaced Children of Displaced Children.
- American Cinematographer, Mar 13, 2018
Film alum Johnny Derango ’02, who directed photography for the 2017 John Hawkes-led film Small Town Crime, is dubbed a “Rising Star of Cinematography.”
- WD Times, Apr 17, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts student Samuel Ruesink’s films “Reason Why” and “Viewpoint” were selections for Oconomowoc’s Lake Country Film Festival.
- APTN News, Apr 16, 2018
Audio Arts and Acoustics alum Frank Waln ’14 is profiled on his hip-hop career and his efforts to dismantle stereotypes about Indigenous people while positively representing his community.
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 16, 2018
Music Business alum Megan Gonzalez ’04, the founder of Minooka Music Studio, discusses the studio’s new summer camp offerings, including musical theatre classes and the new “Camp Rock” for experienced teen musicians.
- Daily Journal, Apr 15, 2018
Education Associate Professor Katie Paciga, who is presenting at this year’s National Association for the Education of Young Children conference, discusses the importance of social and linguistic support alongside digital learning, especially for children in poverty.
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 15, 2018
Professor emeritus Morton H. Kaplan’s Voice of the People letter discusses the cowardice Kaplan sees within the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives when it comes to resisting President Trump.
- The Rumpus, Apr 13, 2018
The English and Creative Writing Department’s Writer-in-Residence T Clutch Fleischmann and their former student, Nonfiction alum Sung Yim ’17, will read at the Poetry Foundation’s Open Door Reading Series April 17 at 7 p.m.
- Illinois Wesleyan University, Apr 13, 2018
The English and Creative Writing Department’s Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Aleksandar Hemon will present his keynote speech “The Failure of Empathy” at this year’s John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference.
- Star Tribune, Apr 13, 2018
Film alumni Chris Charles ’07 and Laura Farber ’06 discuss their documentary on the Columbine massacre We Are Columbia—a subject that’s close to home for Farber, who survived the mass shooting in 1999.
- Chicago Magazine, Apr 12, 2018
The Dance Center’s April 13-14 B-Series mini-festival celebrating hip-hop and street dance—curated by Dance Assistant Professor Kelsa Robinson—is one of the top Chicago events for April 12-18.
- University of Kentucky News, Apr 13, 2018
As part of the University of Kentucky’s Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series, Museum of Contemporary Photography Chief Curator Karen Irvine will discuss her efforts to discover and support the work of emerging photographers.
- Jazz Institute of Chicago, Apr 02, 2018
Music faculty member Rubén P. Alvarez was recently named the 2018 Jazz Educator of the Year by the Jazz Insitute of Chicago.
- NBC (Chicago), Apr 12, 2018
Business and Entrepreneurship faculty member Michelle Duster, great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells, discusses the legacy of the historic journalist and activist the of the “most famous black woman in America.”
- The Debrief (UK), Apr 12, 2018
Business and Entrepreneurship faculty member and craftivist Shannon Downey responds to the fashion company’s commodification of feminism through the use of her now-iconic design.
- The Guardian, Apr 10, 2018
Sheridan Tucker, curator of the new MoCP show In Their Own Form, discusses the gallery and the escapist fantasies that afrofuturism affords its creators and audience.
- OZY, Apr 10, 2018
Former student Jasmine Waters—who has lived as a reality star, an entertainment journalist, and now serves as a screenwriter for NBC’s This Is Us—discusses her efforts to bring black characters and their authentic experiences to the forefront.
- Studio Daily, Apr 10, 2018
Film alum Janusz Kaminski ’87 spoke at the 2018 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference, discussing his feelings about the film industry’s transition from film to digital and how contemporary cinematography is “lacking in vision.”
- Adhugger, Apr 10, 2018
Two Columbia advertising teams are finalists in the Global Awards Young Globals competition, where they devised healthcare ad campaigns geared toward solving real-world problems.
- The New Yorker, Apr 08, 2018
The English and Creative Writing Department’s Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Aleksandar Hemon reviews Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2017 film Phantom Thread, examining the film’s sexual politics and the patriarchal narrative that it nurtures.
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 09, 2018
Student Joyce Guo explains the difficulties LGBTQIA+ youths must face in finding guidance on sex and relationships when their parents struggle to discuss sex with their children.
- NPR Marketplace, Apr 06, 2018
Music faculty member Charles Coffeen discusses Cardi B’s debut album Invasion of Privacy and her record-setting rise to the top of the Billboard charts.
- Voice It Chicago Tribune, Apr 06, 2018
Photographer Akito Tsuda ’93 recently returned to Chicago and walked the same Pilsen streets he photographed in the 1990s, noting the changes while also acknowledging the fact that Pilsen made him “better than before.”
Review: ‘In a Rhythm’: Choreographer Bebe Miller talks a lot, the music includes a Nelly hit — it’s a fascinating, atypical approach to danceChicago Tribune, Apr 06, 2018
Bebe Miller, whose show In a Rhythm headlined the second weekend of the Dance Center’s “Process v. Product” festival, is praised for taking “a form that many see as obtuse and [making] it accessible.” More coverage can be found at Newcity Stage.
- Newsy, Apr 05, 2018
Business and Entrepreneurship faculty member Michelle Duster discusses the efforts to have a monument built in honor of her great grandmother, journalist and anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells—which would speak not only of Wells’ accomplishments, but also add representation for women in the country’s national monument registry.
- Chicago Tonight, Apr 03, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts faculty member Matt Binns is profiled on his steel globe company, Giant Globes, and discusses the Wrigley Company phone call that started it all.
- The Cut, Apr 06, 2018
Former student Gideon Adlon, one of the leads in the new comedy Blockers, is profiled on her blossoming career and her empowerment in the era of #MeToo.
- The Chicago Citizen, Apr 04, 2018Blueprint for Bronzeville, produced by film alums Arlen Parsa ’09 and Tristan Hanson MFA ’12, is included in this year’s Best of Black Harvest Film Festival, happening now through May 16.
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 05, 2018Emily Backal MAM ’16 is featured on the founding of her monthly performance showcase, “It’s Raining Femme,” with proceeds benefiting different organizations at each installment.
Chart Topping Gospel Star Jonathan McReynolds Announces Upcoming Network TV Special "Jonathan McReynolds: Make Room" on TVOneGospel Music Association, Mar 29, 2018Music faculty member and gospel musician Jonathan McReynolds ’11's hour-long special featured behind-the-scenes footage and performances.
- Noisey, Apr 05, 2018Former music student Ryley Walker discuses his third album and the transformation of his career.
- Windy City Times, Apr 04, 2018
Scholar and historian Owen Keehnen will join Humanities, History and Social Sciences Associate Professor Carmelo Esterrich April 19 to discuss the history and impact of the Belmont Rocks, a “famed stretch of land along Chicago's lakefront that was once the only safe place for LGBTQ people to gather in the daylight.”
- Chicago Reader, Apr 03, 2018
Photographer Akito Tsuda ’93, has teamed up with Clinard Dance founder Wendy Clinard for an ongoing multimedia project, tentatively titled Everyday People/Everyday Action.
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 03, 2018
Student Juniper Schenone discusses her decision to bank sperm before beginning her transition, citing the importance of biological fertility and “having the availability to pass down [her] genes and have that emotional connection.”
- Reel Chicago, Apr 02, 2018
In honor of the April 5-19 Chicago Latino Film Festival, Television alum Pepe Vargas ’85—the festival’s founder and man behind the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago—is profiled on his legacy. Additional coverage at Hollywood Chicago.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Apr 02, 2018
Communication chair Suzanne McBride writes on the ripple effects of gun violence, focusing on the aftermath of Tilden Career Community Academy student Endia Martin’s death in 2014.
- WBEZ, Apr 01, 2018
Humanities, History and Social Sciences faculty member Rozell “Prexy” Nesbitt speaks about his experience marching with Martin Luther King, Jr. and his involvement in the Chicago Freedom Movement.
- Fra Noi, Mar 31, 2018
Honorary Degree Recipient and Journalism alum Mary A. Mitchell ’91 will receive the Mazzei Award, which is “presented to a person who shows extraordinary skills in the world of communications,” at this year’s Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans’ annual media luncheon.
- Rolling Out, Mar 30, 2018
Former student Kyra Robinson, an NAACP-nominated TV producer, discusses her television career, her role on OWN’s Iyanla: Fix My Life, and the importance of having Black women running media.
- Art News, Mar 29, 2018
As part of its Art Design Chicago initiative, the Terra Foundation for American Art has awarded grants to Columbia’s Glass Curtain Gallery and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in a continued effort to “expand public engagement with Chicago’s cultural community.” More coverage at Art and Education.
- K Fashion Speak, Mar 30, 2018
Columbia’s top fashion design students will compete in this year’s “Close-Up”-themed Driehaus Awards, showcasing their collections in a runway competition for a $7,500 prize and an apparel display at Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue.
- EUR Web, Mar 27, 2018
Television alum Lena Waithe ’06 discusses her role in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming adaptation of the Ernest Cline novel Ready Player One, where she plays protagonist Wade’s best friend Aech.
- The Hedonist, Mar 22, 2018
Theatre alum Behzad Dabu ’08 discusses his work on ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder and Showtime’s The Chi, as well as his passion for theater, activism, and why Columbia was the school for him.
- Columbia Journalism Review, Mar 27, 2018
Journalism Associate Professor Jackie Spinner profiles John O’Connor on his 20 years of reporting on the Illinois statehouse for the Associated Press, where he “has exposed corruption at nearly every level of Illinois government.”
- Chicago Sun-Times, Mar 28, 2018
Molly Shanahan’s Of Whales, Time and Your Last Attempt to Reach Me will premiere March 29 as part of the Dance Center’s “Process v. Product” festival. Additional coverage at Chicago Reader, Newcity Stage, Dance Informa, and Chicago Magazine.
- Screen Mag, Mar 27, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts Associate Professor Jeff Spitz celebrates the diverse voices coming out of Chicago—many of whom have completed long-form documentaries and received festival praise—and promotes The Doc Talk Show #13, which takes place Thursday, March 29.
- Daily Herald, Mar 27, 2018
Music Associate Professor Philip Seward co-arranged the Tadeus Kosciuszko Medley for the Northwest Symphony Orchestra and the Lira Quartet Singers, who will perform together April 15.
- WWD, Mar 27, 2018
Creative Writing alum Christine Mangan ’04, dubbed “HarperCollins’ newest breakout author,” discusses the process behind her debut novel Tangerine, out March 27.
- Model D, Mar 26, 2018
Alum Asia Hamilton ’02, the director and chief curator of NorWest Art Gallery, discusses the “black artistic renaissance” and future of Detroit’s arts scene.
- ABC 7, Mar 23, 2018
Former student Ayana Rose Lawson spoke with ABC 7 to discuss her passion for music and her experience auditioning for American Idol. More coverage can be found at Business 2 Community.
- San Francisco Review of Books, Mar 25, 2018
Radio Associate Professor David W. Berner’s “impressive” new book A Well-Respected Man comes highly recommended, with praise for Berner’s “enormous sense of humanity.”
- Vanity Fair, Mar 22, 2018
Television alum Lena Waithe ’06 discusses her role in the upcoming Steven Spielberg film Ready Player One, her historic Emmy win, and the wave of Black Brilliance that has arrived in Hollywood.
- Green Bay Press Gazette, Mar 22, 2018
Film alum Holy De Ruyter ’06 is profiled on her debut documentary Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club, which showcases the communities behind Wisconsin supper clubs.
- Chicago Tribune, Mar 22, 2018
Music Associate Professor Bill Boris’ trio will perform on the final night of Valparaiso University’s Jazz Festival April 6.
- The Good Men Project, Mar 21, 2018
Former student and Afrofuturist academic Ytasha Womack discusses Afrofuturism and her hopes for the movement in the wake of Blake Panther’s success.
- Windy City Times, Mar 20, 2018
Columbia’s Dance Center will kick off the spring season with its “Process v. Product” festival, featuring headlining performances from Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak and Bebe Miller Company. Additional coverage found at Picture This Post.
- Reel Chicago, Mar 20, 2018
Photography alum Jeanne Caliendo ’79, Unit Production Manager for NBC’s Chicago Med, shares her experiences as a woman in the film industry.
- Windy City Times, Mar 20, 2018
Columbia’s Dance Center will present multimedia festival “Under 1 Roof: A House & Hip-Hop Convergence” April 13-14 as part of its biannual hip-hop and street dance celebration B-Series.
- WWD, Mar 20, 2018
Former student Gideon Adlon discusses her debut role in the SXSW breakout film Blockers and her upcoming projects.
- Chicago Tribune, Mar 18, 2018
Television alum Lena Waithe ’06 discusses the future of her Showtime series The Chi, which includes the new appointment of Ayanna Floyd Davis MFA ’98 as showrunner and the expansion of the show’s female characters.
- Chicago Tribune, Mar 16, 2018
Dean of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Matthew Shenoda weighs in on the national discussion about National Geographic’s acknowledgement of its racist past, noting that “it’s about time.”
- Nylon, Mar 16, 2018
Television alum Lena Waithe ’06’s Showtime series The Chi fills its soundtrack with Chicago artists to tell the authentic story of the city.
- Chicago Magazine, Mar 16, 2018
Fiction alum Dana Kaye ’05, co-founder of the “Murder and Mayhem in Chicago” festival, discusses the March 16-18 events and the Chicago legacy of crime fiction.
- Northbrook Patch, Mar 16, 2018
Several Fashion Design students showcased their work at the March 18 “Launch: Driving Fashion Forward” gala benefiting PAWS Chicago.
- Downbeat Magazine, Mar 14, 2018
Russell Gunn, the Music Department’s final Artist-in-Residence for the 2017-18 academic year, discusses his musical foundations and his goals for his time at Columbia.
- Chicago Reader, Mar 13, 2018
Theatre alum Michael Allen Harris ’11 is dubbed a “young playwright on the brink of greatness,” foregrounding under-represented narratives and showcasing relatable African-American LGBT characters in his new drama Kingdom.
- The VR Base, Mar 13, 2018
Columbia is one of the first higher-education institutions to introduce Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality courses, which are designed and taught by industry experts.
- The New York Times, Mar 16, 2018
Business and Entrepreneurship faculty member Michelle Duster discusses her great-grandmother, journalist and anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells, and the New York Times’ decision to posthumously honor her with an obituary, on The Daily podcast.
- The Register-Guard, Mar 16, 2018
Theatre alum Janelle Cheyne ’14 discusses her experiences in the Comedy Studies program and her current work with The Second City’s touring arm, The Best of Second City.
- Lavender Magazine, Mar 15, 2018
Journalism alum Dan Hanger ’05 discusses his experiences as an openly gay news anchor in Duluth, Minnesota, where he now leads the Duluth-Superior Pride Parade as grand marshal.
- The New York Times, Mar 08, 2018
Art Design Chicago, a new initiative led by The Terra Foundation for American Art, aims to broaden the story of Chicago’s art history through 29 exhibitions debuting this year—including the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s October exhibition The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold, curated by Photography Associate Professor Greg Foster-Rice.
Jay Ross, lawyer who fought for the rights of musicians including Muddy Waters and James Brown, diesChicago Tribune, Mar 14, 2018
Former part-time faculty member Jay Ross, who taught at the college from 1988-2008, has passed away.
- NBC 17 Decatur, Mar 14, 2018
Business and Entrepreneurship alum Taylor Mallory ’09 joined the cast of Chicago P.D., his performance debuting last night.
- BuzzFeed, Mar 13, 2018
English and Creative Writing Associate Professor Jim DeRogatis continues his coverage of musician R. Kelly with a piece on Jerhonda Pace—who last summer accused Kelly of abuse—and her frustration as Kelly continues to face no consequences despite the #MeToo movement taking down other alleged abusers.
- The Guardian, Mar 13, 2018
Student Sara Jaffe discusses Columbia’s March 14 #ENOUGH walkout, citing Parkland High School student Emma Gonzalez as her inspiration in working for gun reform.
- NBC5, Mar 13, 2018
The two Columbia teams that took home first and second place in the National Retail Federation Foundation’s 2018 Student Challenge Competition in January are profiled on their success.
- WGN Radio, Mar 13, 2018
Journalism alum Justin Kaufmann ’96 speaks with former student and hip-hop artist Ajani Jones about his childhood influences and his recent partnership with Chicago label Closed Sessions.
- Chicago Tribune, Mar 13, 2018
BLKHaUS Studios, founded by Art and Art History Associate Professor Fo Wilson and Norman Teague ’12, will participate in this summer’s Back Alley Jazz event, a “jazz jam” that channels the South Side’s community affairs of the ’60s and ’70s.
- TimeOut Chicago, Mar 13, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts Associate Professor Ron Falzone will introduce the Midwest premiere of the French-Korean co-production Claire’s Camera March 22 at the Alliance Francaise de Chicago.
- The Christian Post, Mar 13, 2018
Music faculty member and Grammy-nominated gospel singer Jonathan McReynolds discusses the drawbacks of being a musician after the recent release of his third album, Make Room.
- The New York Times, Mar 12, 2018
Former student Christopher Smith Jr., who performs under the name Smino, is profiled in this feature on 25 musicians moving music forward.
- Style Blueprint, Mar 12, 2018
Fashion Business alum Brent Drew-Wolack ’16 is profiled on her couture designs and her work with naturally-dyed textiles.
- Billboard, Mar 12, 2018
Former student Jeremy Felton, known as Jeremih, released his sultry R&B EP The Chocolate Box March 9, and continues to work on his fourth studio album Later That Night. More coverage at Rap-Up, Uproxx, and XXL Mag.
- The Guardian Nigeria, Mar 12, 2018
School of Fine and Performing Arts Dean Onye Ozuzu co-curated the second-annual Lagos Dance Gathering, a celebration on the theme of “Body and Memory” that saw more than 3,000 people in attendance.
- Gozamos, Mar 12, 2018
Journalism student Andrea Salcedo praises the Chicago Feminist Film Festival for its screening of Constanza Novick’s El Futuro que Viene (The Future Ahead), the first Latin American film to open the festival.
- Her Campus, Mar 12, 2018
Student Briana Kennedy writes on Columbia’s student-organized #ENOUGH National School Walkout March 14, held in support of gun reform and in remembrance of the 17 lives lost at Stoneman Douglas High School.
- Rolling Out, Mar 09, 2018
Former student Sandrel “Sanicole” Young discusses her fantastical short film “Training Wheels” and the need for more “Black Girl Magic” in the filmmaking industry.
- Crain’s Chicago Business, Mar 09, 2018
Choreographer Bebe Miller will present her literature-infused suite In a Rhythm April 5-7 as part of the Dance Center’s “Process vs. Product” series.
- Crain’s Chicago Business, Mar 09, 2018
The David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation’s $1 million gift to the Museum of Contemporary Photography from January is included as an example of a recent trend of Chicago philanthropists supporting the arts through donations to university museums.
‘I represent’: Rapper Ajani Jones on the city, his mother’s encouragement—and his fascination with dragonfliesChicago Reader, Mar 08, 2018
Business and Entrepreneurship Assistant Professor Alexander Fruchter’s label Closed Sessions recently signed rapper and former student Ajani Jones and released his Cocoons mixtape March 2.
- Chicago Now, Mar 08, 2018
Theatre Assistant Professor and Director of Comedy Studies Anne Libera discussed The Second City’s connection to Saturday Night Live at the Conversations in Comedy: SNL & The Second City panel March 8.
- Bisnow, Mar 08, 2018
Columbia’s student center is one of several new properties under development in the Chicago education sector.
- Reel Chicago, Mar 08, 2018
Alum Sheila Brown ’89, executive director of the CineCares Foundation at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, discusses career highlights and issues such as how professional attitudes towards women have evolved in the film industry.
- Chicago Tribune, Mar 08, 2018
With St.Patrick's Day approaching, Irish-inflected rock band Matt Zach & Tom, featuring alums Zach Wcislo ’12 and Tom Purrazzo ’12, prepare for a busy month.
- Windy City Times, Mar 07, 2018
Kingdom, a new play by Theatre alum Michael Allen Harris ’11, “a story about gay African-Americans and a play about elderly people because those people are so often invisible onstage,” runs through March 31 at the Den Theatre.
- Columbia Journalism Review, Mar 07, 2018
Journalism Associate Professor Jackie Spinner writes on new revelations surrounding Karega Kofi Moyo’s photography, much of which depicts the unrest following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- PhillyBite Magazine, Mar 07, 2018
Neysa Page-Lieberman, the Executive Director of Columbia’s Department of Exhibitions, Performance and Student Spaces (DEPS), has curated Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond, currently exhibiting at Moore College of Art and Design.
- Chicago Tribune, Mar 06, 2018
Television alum Lena Waithe ’06 wants to “open doors for writers” by looking at scripts that receive an evaluation score of eight or above on industry site The Blacklist.
- Univision, Mar 06, 2018
Journalism student Andrea Salcedo spoke with Chicago Feminist Film Festival co-founders Michelle Yates and Susan Kerns about featured film The Future Ahead (El Futuro que viene).
Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago and Harris Theater Present Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan in FORMOSA: A Spiritual JourneyPicture This Post, Mar 06, 2018
The Dance Center’s presentation of the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan is praised, described as a “forced meditation” that left audience members in a trance.
- WGN Radio, Mar 06, 2018
Journalism alum Mary Mitchell ’91 presented at the City Club of Chicago’s Exodus from Illinois panel, discussing what government officials can do to reinvigorate the state and reverse recent years of population decline.
- Hello Giggles, Mar 05, 2018
Former student Edwin Saucedo discusses his life as a Dreamer, working to provide for his mother and sisters while also seeking a path to citizenship.
- Chicago Tribune, Mar 05, 2018
Alum John Basco ’99 is running for a seat on the DuPage County Board, where he aims to focus on protecting the county’s natural resources and enhancing public transit.
- Robert Feder, Mar 02, 2018
Communications consultant and former associate vice chancellor for public affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago Mark Rosati has been appointed Columbia’s new Vice President for Strategic Communications and External Relations.
- The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Mar 02, 2018
Carolyn L. Branton MAM ’11, former director of development for Chicago’s Black Ensemble Theater, has been named Executive Director of Institutional Advancement at Robert Morris University.
- Chicago Tribune, Mar 02, 2018
Communication alum Alexandra Eidenberg ’05, a longtime champion for better Illinois healthcare, runs for Illinois Representative with hopes to make insurance “accessible to everyone.” More coverage can be found at Evanston Now and Chicago Sun-Times.
- Chicago Defender, Mar 02, 2018
Communication Associate Professor Shanita Akintonde examines depictions of Black Love in media, seeking more positive portrayals for future generations to emulate.
- Reel Chicago, Mar 01, 2018
Writer and producer Thavary Krouch MFA ’13 has joined the Chicago Film Office, where she will oversee local and independent initiatives in search of “stories that connect.”
- XLR8R, Mar 01, 2018
Music faculty member Jeff Derringer discusses balancing his artistry with his teaching and offers advice to budding musicians.
- The Ledger, Mar 01, 2018
Film alum Tejal Mehta '04 is profiled for her career as a henna artist, a craft she learned from her mother and sister, and discusses the process and care that goes into each henna application.
- Third Coast Review, Mar 01, 2018
The Chicago Feminist Film Festival, hosted for the third year at Columbia, begins Wednesday, March 7 with The Future Ahead, a Toronto International Film Festival selection.
- Hyde Park Herald, Feb 28, 2018
Former student and community activist William Calloway is running for an Illinois General Assembly seat, aiming to bring resources and progressive reform to the 25th District.
- The Local Tourist, Feb 27, 2018
Theatre faculty member Andrea J. Dymond will direct the Lady Macbeth-inspired play The Witches of Birnam at the Fighting Words Festival May 19-20.
- Chicago Tribune, Feb 27, 2018
The Dance Center’s March 2-3 presentation of the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan will likely be the last Chicago performance with founder Lin Hwai-min, who plans to retire at the end of 2019. More coverage: Chicago Magazine.
- The Washington Post, Feb 27, 2018
Journalism Associate Professor Jackie Spinner examines school efforts to adequately prepare children with special needs, like her two sons with autism, for emergencies.
- The Observer, Feb 26, 2018
English and Creative Writing Associate Professor Sam Weller kicked off Elgin Community College’s Writers Center Reading Series Feb. 15, offering a “look into his creative thought process.”
- IAS Technology, Feb 17, 2018
Audio Arts and Acoustics faculty member Jeremy Caldera offers advice for audiovisual systems integrators, detailing the development and deployment of AV channels “on an enterprise or global scale.”
- Chicago Sun-Times, Feb 25, 2018
Debra Shore MFA ’96, a 12-year member of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Board of Commissioners, is running for reelection in the March 20 primary.
- San Francisco Review of Books, Feb 25, 2018
Radio Associate Professor David W. Berner’s essay collection There’s a Hamster in the Dashboard, which chronicles his life through relationships with his former pets, is considered “insightful and humorous, entertaining and touching.”
- Chicago Defender, Feb 23, 2018
Film alum Stephanie Graham ’05 is profiled for her socially-conscious visual art, which documents and contextualizes movements like #BlackLivesMatter in a politically tumultuous era.
- PDN, Feb 23, 2018
Natalie Krick MFA ’12 challenges the fashion industry’s problematic beauty standards in her new photography book Natural Deceptions.
- Ledger Dispatch, Feb 22, 2018
Audio Arts and Acoustics alum Frank Waln ’14, an “award-winning Sicangu Lakota Hip Hop artist and music producer,” performed at this year’s Native Education Raising Dedicated Students (NERDS) gathering.
- Chicago Tribune, Feb 22, 2018
Musician Sahar Habibi ’16, who has signed with Los Angeles-based label Soulection, is dubbed “the next big thing.”
- Chicago Tribune, Feb 22, 2018
Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet thanks former Film student Pam Susemiehl, his assistant for 15 years, whose “enthusiasm and encouragement” helped propel his new Prohibition-era novel Chicago.
- Chicago Tribune, Feb 22, 2018
Audio and Acoustic Arts alum Mike Lust ‘98 (née Boltz) discusses his journey as a musician with the local band ahead of their performance at the Empty Bottle.
- TIME, Feb 21, 2018
Business and Entrepreneurship faculty member Shannon Downey’s viral project “Badass Cross Stitch” is a “therapeutic tool” that is about “creating space to think about systemic problems.”
- Windy City Times, Feb 21, 2018
Lin Hwai-min, founder and director of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, discusses his artistic career and what makes Cloud Gate Dancers unique. Cloud Gate will premiere its new program Formosa at the Harris Theater March 2 and 3.
- Blavity, Feb 20, 2018
Communication Associate Professor Lillian Williams writes on how trustee emeritus Lerone Bennett Jr., who passed away last week, influenced her early years and what today’s generation can learn from his black history lessons.
- WGN Radio, Feb 20, 2018
Assistant Professor and Director of Comedy Studies Anne Libera joined WGN's Getting to Yes, And... podcast for their 100th episode and discussed how to become a better improv performer.
- Curbed Chicago, Feb 19, 2018
On Friday Columbia's student center was granted a construction permit, "the first indication that work is ready to begin in earnest." The center is set to be completed by early 2019. Additional coverage can be found at Chicago Construction News.
- The New York Times, Feb 16, 2018
Trustee emeritus Lerone Bennett Jr., a civil rights champion and longtime executive editor of Ebony magazine, has passed away. Additional coverage includes: Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, and The Washington Post.
- All Access Music, Feb 16, 2018
Music alum Alexander Burke ’05, who has composed pieces for Iron Man 3 and New Girl, discusses his musical background and his upcoming projects.
- River Cities’ Reader, Feb 13, 2018
St. Ambrose University professor and Book and Paper Arts alum Joseph Lappie MFA ’08 will showcase his multidisciplinary exhibit Personal Mythologies at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa.
- Chicago Reader, Feb 12, 2018
Former student Devlyn Camp discusses their podcast Mattachine, which chronicles the history of the Mattachine Society and its role in “the United States’ first successful gay emancipation movement.”
- The Aspen Times, Feb 10, 2018
Theatre alum Joanie Schultz ’00, co-founder of Chicago’s Flush Puppy Theatre and current artistic director of Dallas’ WaterTower Theatre, returns to her hometown of Aspen, Colorado to direct three student-penned plays at the Theatre Masters’ Take Ten Festival.
Review: In rare performance, choreographer Doug Varone takes to stage along with his dancers at ColumbiaChicago Tribune, Feb 09, 2018
The Dance Center’s presentation of Doug Varone and Dancers was “wholly worth” braving this weekend’s weather for the company’s 30th anniversary celebration, which featured a rare stage appearance by Varone himself. More coverage: Picture This.
- Gozamos, Feb 09, 2018
Communication Associate Professor Elio Leturia’s No Literal—on display at the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago until Feb. 22—illustrates the importance of correct Spanish through twelve posters. More coverage: Borderzine.
- 4rfv, Feb 09, 2018
Film alum Jeff Borowiak ’16 has been appointed motion designer at post-production house The Colonie, following his breakout work with interactive web series The Reunion and 2017 Feminist Film Festival selection Game Master.
- Reel Chicago, Feb 08, 2018
Columbia will host the third annual Chicago Feminist Film Festival, showcasing work from under-represented film professionals. The festival includes three feature films, 40 short films, and two web series.
- The Wrap, Feb 07, 2018
Communication alum Jeff Tobler ’03 has been promoted to senior vice president at Warner Bros. TV, where he will lead the Television Publicity and Communications division on scripted programming and media outreach. More coverage: First Comics News.
- The Chicago Citizen, Feb 08, 2018
Former Film student Sandrel Sanicole Young is working on a short film called “Training Wheels,” which is inspired by Young’s relationship with her father.
- Fosters, Feb 08, 2018
Theatre alum Tyler Christie ‘14 will make his professional directing debut with In The Heights at the New Hampshire theatre company.
- Wallethub, Feb 07, 2018
Ahead of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Journalism Associate Professor Laurence Minsky provides his expertise on the potential return of investment for host cities.
- Windy City Times, Feb 07, 2018
Business and Entrepreneurship faculty member Shannon Downey uses her embroidered craftivism “to inspire, instigate, engage, inflame, empower and incite people into action,” encouraging artists to find their voice and then use it to bring change to the world.
- bcrnews, Feb 07, 2018
Music alum Eric Taylor ’11 will perform at the Tiskilwa Historical Society Feb. 10, with food donations and funds collected at the event going toward the Bureau Country Food Pantry.
- Post Crescent, Feb 07, 2018
To promote the power of culture’s role in bettering the world, the Appleton Boychoir will present IMAGINE ... The Peace Concert this Saturday, featuring student Katie Welko’s interpretative dance performance to Craig Hella Johnson’s “Will There Really Be a Morning?”
- The A-line, Feb 06, 2018
English Assistant Professor Nicole Spigner writes on the context around the #MeToo movement and believes that now people “can survey the damage already done and suffer new hurt as we make a reach towards liberation.”
- City Pages, Feb 06, 2018
Graphic Design alum Kyle Letendre ’12, now a freelance lettering artist, illustrator, and designer, is using his artistry to address issues of gender and sexuality within contemporary illustration and design.
- Appalachian Independent, Feb 05, 2018
Karen Irvine, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, is the 2018 juror for Appalachia’s Allegany National Photography Competition.
Interviews and video: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage musical based on the movie ‘School of Rock’ rolls into OKCNewsOK, Feb 04, 2018
Theatre alum Rob Colletti ’11, who is currently starring as wannabe rockstar Dewey Finn in the national School of Rock Broadway tour, discusses the show and the magic of his young co-stars.
- The Guardian Nigeria, Feb 04, 2018
Dean of Fine and Performing Arts Onye Ozuzu is co-curating the second annual Dance Gathering in Lagos this year, with a “Body and Memory” theme that focuses on “diverse forms of creative endeavors that variously explore the body as a storehouse of memories and inherited traumas.” More coverage at The Net and Bella Naija.
- Rolling Out, Feb 03, 2018
Chicago-based production company INTV, created by No Chiraq executive producer Rodger Jackson, is fostering opportunity for homegrown talent by bringing on Columbia students to assist with production.
- Worship Tech Director, Feb 02, 2018
Acoustics alum Tom Noble ’12 offers personal anecdotes and advice for budding designers, writing that “viewing other designs can provide insight and a learning experience that otherwise can only be gained after years of practice.”
- Chicago Magazine, Feb 01, 2018
The Dance Center’s presentation of Doug Varone and Dancers, which runs Feb. 8–10 as a toast to the company’s 30th anniversary, is one of the top events for February. More coverage can be found at See Chicago Dance, Picture this Post, Dancer Music, and Chicago Tonight.
- Art Forum, Feb 01, 2018
The Ruttenberg brothers discuss making their $1 million donation to the Museum of Contemporary Photography in honor of their parents.
- Chicago Tribune, Feb 01, 2018
English and Creative Writing Associate Professor Sam Weller, a two-time Bram Stoker Award winner and authorized biographer of Ray Bradbury, will be the next featured guest of Elgin Community College’s Writers Center Reading Series on Thursday, Feb. 15.
- TV NewsCheck, Feb 01, 2018
Following his time with WNCN Raleigh and WICD Champaign, Journalism alum Nate Rodgers ’06 has joined Secaucus, New Jersey-based news program Chasing News with Bill Spadea as a reporter.
- MovieMaker, Jan 30, 2018
Cinema and Television Arts faculty member Mark Schimmel details the production process behind his short film Kill the Light, offering advice for indie filmmakers to make the most of their resources.
- Crain's, Feb 01, 2018
Brothers David "Buzz" Ruttenberg and Roger "Biff" Ruttenberg have donated $1 million to the Museum of Contemporary Photography from The David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation, the largest cash donation to the museum in its history.
- Chicago Tribune, Jan 30, 2018
The Chi—the South Side-based Showtime series from Television alum Lena Waithe ’06—has been renewed for a second season, with fellow alum Ayanna Floyd Davis MFA ’98 signing on as executive producer and showrunner.
- Broadway World, Jan 30, 2018
2003 Honorary Degree Recipient Henry Fogel has received a National Opera Trustee Recognition Award for his work with the Chicago Opera Theater, where he served four years as board president and now sits on its Governance, Finance, Audit, and Executive Committees.
- NBC Chicago, Jan 29, 2018
Communication Associate Professor Anne Marie Mitchell discusses the investigation into Sun-Times reporter Richard Roeper buying Twitter followers, citing social media’s “wild west mentality” that has inevitably led to profiteering and exploitation.
- Chicago Tribune, Jan 29, 2018
Creative Writing alum Matthew Hoffman ’98, a film historian and assistant circulation manager for the Park Ridge Library, will kick off the 10th season of the library’s Classic Film Series March 1 with Whisky Galore!, the first of six Ealing Studios comedy films.
- Chicago Tribune, Jan 29, 2018
Alum Michael Glover Smith ’00 will speak with audience members and screen his award-winning film Mercury in Retrograde, an examination of the modern relationship, at the Gene Siskel Film Center this February.
- Chicago Woman, Jan 29, 2018
Maura Braun MFA ’09, owner of Maura Braun Interior Designs, discusses her passion for designing—delving into her ideal style and praising the women that have inspired her.
- IBT, Jan 27, 2018
SNL star and Theatre alum Aidy Bryant ’09 reveals she’s working on a plus-size fashion line, gives advice for aspiring comedians, and discusses her role in the Oscar-nominated comedy The Big Sick.
- Robert Feder, Jan 29, 2018
Journalism alum Michelle Alegria ’97 will be joining Fox’s WFLD-Channel 32 as the new traffic reporter for Good Day Chicago, following her nearly decade-long stint as a featured contributor for 190 North, the magazine show from ABC’s WLS-Channel 7. More coverage here.
- VOA News – Learning English, Jan 26, 2018
Various interviews from Film alum Janusz Kaminski ’87, a staple cinematographer in the films of Steven Spielberg, are featured in this compilation-style podcast about the four-time Oscar-winning director.
- Syfy Wire, Jan 26, 2018
In light of the announcement that Animaniacs will return in 2020, Cinema and Television Arts Associate Professor Ronald Fleischer and faculty member Douglas Rice speak about the origins of their animation studio StarToons, where they produced their Emmy-winning work for the show.
- The Wilson Times, Jan 26, 2018
Juan Giraldo MFA ’15 is profiled on his work as an artist in residence for Wilson, North Carolina’s Eyes on Main Street project, where he spent much of his time documenting workers at the Bridgestone tire plant as an homage to his favorite photographers.
- Los Angeles Times, Jan 26, 2018
Theatre faculty member Andra Velis Simon is praised for her balanced musical direction in Chicago theatre troupe The Hypocrites’ production of Pirates of Penzance, which is currently showing in Pasadena, California through Feb. 25.
- Los Angeles Review of Books, Jan 24, 2018
Dance Chair and Associate Professor Peter Carpenter and Associate Professor Raquel Monroe are mentioned in this review of the anthology Queer Dance: Meanings and Makings, which features essays from the two about queerness, national protest, and the bending of genre to reflect the fluidity of gender and sexuality.
- AEF, Jan 03, 2018
Communication Assistant Professor Laurence Minsky’s book The Activation Imperative: How to Build Brands and Business by Inspiring Action was selected as a “must read” by the ANA Educational Foundation, taking a place beside the classics on advertising, branding, and marketing.
- peoriamagazines.com, Dec 16, 2017
Music Associate Professor and Jazz Studies director Scott Hall has created “high-spirited and enjoyable” arrangements being performed by the Peoria Symphony Orchestra for their collaborative concert with Latin jazz group The BraziLionaires, Pasión y Romance. Find more coverage from the Journal Star and WGLT.
- New Books Network, Jan 25, 2018
In this podcast, Film alum Zach Sands ’03 discusses the role that comedy plays in the discourse surrounding national identity and the American Dream, which he details in his 2017 book Film Comedy and the American Dream.
- NBC Right Now, Jan 25, 2018
Elaine Rojas-Castillo MA ’16 has joined the NBC Right Now team as a reporter for the Yakima, Washington-based news show Wake Up Northwest following her internship work with NBC News Midwest.
- Chicago Tribune, Jan 24, 2018
The Way to Andina, the award-winning opera documentary from Cinema and Television Arts alum Arlen Parsa ’09 chronicling his mission to produce and premiere his great-grandfather’s lost opera, premiered Jan. 25 on WTTW.
- Screen Magazine, Jan 24, 2018
Associate Professor in Cinema and Television Arts Jeff Spitz writes on Kartemquin Films’ two Oscar nominations for the non-fiction films Abacus: Small Enough to Jail and Edith + Eddie.
- Animation Career Review, Jan 05, 2018
Columbia is ranked as a top Graphic Design school in Illinois for our Graphic Design program offerings, internships, and study abroad opportunities.
- Chicago Tribune, Jan 22, 2018
Participant Media's documentary president Diane Weyermann MFA ’92 discusses STARZ's acquisition of America to Me, a nonfiction series detailing a "year in the lives of students, parents, and educators in the Oak Park and River Forest High School community."
- Niche, Jan 22, 2018
Columbia has been listed as one of the best college locations in America, ranking 14th out of more than 1,000 schools.
- Critical Mass, Jan 21, 2018
Steven Teref MFA ’06 has been named a National Book Critics Circle Award Poetry finalist for his translated collection Directions for Use, featuring the "erotic, wry, feminist poems" of Serbian poet Ana Ristović.
- Gary 411 News, Jan 22, 2018
Alum Kym Mazelle ’12, a Gary Legends Award winner who is credited as the pioneer of House music in Europe, is profiled on her performance career, which spans continents and decades.
- Barnes and Noble, Jan 19, 2018
What Should Be Wild, the “delightful and darkly magical" coming-of-age fantasy novel from Julia Fine MFA ’15, will be released by Harper on May 8.
- Chicago Tribune, Jan 18, 2018
Music student Anna Agosta is profiled on her blossoming music career, which has included performing at Manifest, a guest appearance at South by Southwest, and 2017's Greenhouse EP.
- The Pie News, Jan 17, 2018
Assistant Provost for Global Education David Comp discusses the impact social media has on global education, particularly international students' shifting perceptions of the United States.
- The Canadian Jewish News, Jan 17, 2018
Theatre alum Jonathan Hirsh ’11 discusses Fare Trade, his new web series inspired by the online trading platform Bunz—described as the "Craigslist without money"—and the cash-less economy it encourages.
- NBC 5, Jan 12, 2018
Communication Associate Chair Anne Marie Mitchell praises Facebook for the company's decision to "go back to their roots" with their new algorithm.
- Chicago Tribune, Jan 18, 2018
Founder of Radio One Communications and Radio alum Len “Uncle Len” Ellis ’52, who started the area’s first and longest running country music radio station, has died.
- WGN-TV, Jan 18, 2018
Film alum and TV veteran Doug Karo ’97 will executive produce “Man of the People” with host Pat Tomasulo, WGN’s first television show in 40 years taped in front of a live studio audience.
- Windy City Times, Jan 16, 2018
Among the many dance events this winter, the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago will welcome back Doug Varone and Dancers for the first time since 2001, as well as the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan. More coverage here.
- Windy City Times, Jan 16, 2018
Part-time Theatre faculty member Vanessa Stalling will open the Goodman Theatre's 2018 Owen Theatre season with her production of suburban soccer drama The Wolves, from Feb. 9 through March 11.
Sold-out NRF Foundation Gala Raises $2.8 Million to Support Student Scholarships and Retail Career InitiativesBusiness Wire, Jan 15, 2018
Two teams of Columbia students from various disciplines placed first and second in the NRF Foundation's Student Challenge competition, with the top team's students receiving individual $5,000 scholarships, and the second place team receiving scholarships of $2,500. More coverage can be found here.
- Chicago Reader, Jan 12, 2018
In the pilot episode of The Chi, the new Showtime series from Television alum Lena Waithe ’06, the realities of Chicago are brought front and center through complex characters and nuanced plotlines.
- ABC 7 Chicago, Jan 11, 2018
Communication Assistant Professor Shannelle Armstrong-Fowler appeared on Windy City Live to discuss the origins of her salon Haute & Co. Bridal Boutique, and what inspired her new body positive bridal reality show The Perfect Fit.
- Waste 360, Jan 16, 2018
Journalism alum Mallory Szczepanski ’11 has been named the new editorial director for waste and recycling publication Waste 360, where she will "manage editorial efforts, grow the brand’s digital presence, and continue to cover leading industry events."
- USA Today, Jan 12, 2018
Marketing Communications alum Jeff Shafer ’09, who "found his niche and his passion in admiration for [Martin Luther] King," is profiled alongside his brother—professional muralist Sike Style—and their father for the family's sixth King Day mural project.
- Journal Star, Jan 12, 2018
Art alum John Boylan ’94, who aims to bring vibrancy to the mundane through his craft, will have mixed media works displayed in Peoria's ICC Performing Arts Gallery starting Jan. 17.
- NPR, Jan 11, 2018
Television alum Lena Waithe ’06 discusses dismantling stereotypes and representing Chicago’s humanness with her Showtime series The Chi. The full transcript can be found here.
- Urban Matter, Jan 11, 2018
Television alum Lena Waithe ’06 and Creative Writing alum Iliana Regan ’05 are listed among eight Chicago trailblazers for their accomplishments this year—a new television series and a memoir, respectively—as well as their contributions to Chicago and beyond.
- Wisconsin State Journal, Jan 12, 2018
Photography alum Amy Gilman ’01 is profiled on her position as new director of UW-Madison's Chazen Art Museum, where she's working to make "art museums relevant to the next generation."
- SHOOT, Jan 11, 2018
Film alum Damian Huck ’05, a freelance producer with 12 years of experience working for clients like Apple and Toyota, has been named executive producer for ONE at Optimus, an arm of post-production house Optimus. More coverage here.
- Pacific Daily News, Jan 10, 2018
Former student Kent Velesrubio, winner of the Best Made in the Marianas Award from the 2014 Guam International Film Festival, discusses his life since winning the award and offers advice for aspiring filmmakers.
- The Guardian, Jan 09, 2018
"The Bees, Part 1" a short story written by MacArthur Fellow and Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Aleksandar Hemon, is introduced by Everything Is Illuminated author Jonathan Safran Foer for The Guardian's short story podcast.
- NoHo Arts District, Jan 09, 2018
Theatre alum Sardia Robinson ’99 will present her award-winning one-woman show From a Yardie to a Yankee January 21st at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, California.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Jan 08, 2018
The Perfect Fit, Communication Assistant Professor Shannelle Armstrong-Fowler's reality show about pairing plus size brides with their perfect gowns, premieres tonight on PeopleTV. More coverage at Chicago Woman.
- NJ.com, Jan 08, 2018
Alum Jen Davis ’02 will showcase Eleven Years, her photography exhibition that "explores body image, identity and relationships," at Mercer County Community College's James Kerney Campus Gallery from January 25th through February 22nd.
- Chicago Pride, Jan 06, 2018
Television alum Devlyn Camp ’14 discusses Mattachine, their new serialized podcast about the gay rights-centric Mattachine Society and its role in LGBTQ liberation. More coverage at Windy City Times.
- Glamour, Jan 05, 2018
Television student Danielle Acton, along with other women, speaks about balancing activism and indulgence on the red carpet in a post-Weinstein Hollywood.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Jan 05, 2018
Communication Chair Suzanne McBride tells the story of Ebony Ambrose, a grieving mother who spent four years awaiting justice for her slain son, former student Kevin Ambrose.
- Newcity, Jan 04, 2018
Alum Anna D. Shapiro ’90 and Dance faculty members Carrie Hanson and Daniel "BRAVEMONK" Haywood are listed among the Chicago artists that made "art that helped things feel bearable or even, occasionally, bright" this past year.
- The Guardian, Jan 05, 2018
Television alum Lena Waithe ’06, "one of the most sought-after new voices in Hollywood," discusses the inspirations behind The Chi, growing up queer in Chicago, and the importance of authentic representation.
- Columbia Journalism Review, Jan 04, 2018
Journalism Associate Professor Jackie Spinner writes about Journalism alum Tonika Johnson ’03, a photographer and community activist who presents an insider's view of the Englewood community.
- Los Angeles Times, Jan 04, 2018
Praised as a "voice for the overlooked," Television alum Lena Waithe ’06 is interviewed about The Chi, detailing her desire to tell a story that is true to the community she grew up in.
- Chicago Reader, Jan 04, 2018
In their new show Lather. Rinse. Repeat. | Fall. Climb. Release., Dance alumni Aaliyah Christina '16, Trinity Dawn Bobo ’16, Keyierra Collins ’16, and student Keisha Bennett explore the American black female experience.
- Revue, Jan 04, 2018
Photography Professor and recent MacArthur Foundation Fellowship recipient Dawoud Bey will present his exhibition Harlem, U.S.A. and Harlem Redux at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts on January 13th.
- Chicago Tribune, Jan 03, 2018
Television alum Lena Waithe ’06 discusses humanizing Chicago’s South Side and representing black lives in her new Showtime series The Chi. More coverage can be found at the Chicago Tribune, TV Guide, and Variety.
- Daily Herald, Jan 03, 2018
Film alum Janusz Kaminski ’87 “brings visual vitality to newsroom sets” as cinematographer on his 17th Spielberg film.
- Newcity, Jan 03, 2018
Fashion Studies faculty member Elizabeth Williams is profiled on her new outerwear line Coat Check, a local fashion business “about classic lines with a modern twist.”
- The Hollywood Times, Jan 03, 2018
Television alum Steve Szlaga ’07 is one of 21 performers selected for the annual CBS Diversity Comedy Showcase in Los Angeles.
- New York Times, Jan 02, 2018
Television alum Lena Waithe ’06 discusses how she wants to depict Chicago in “all its complexities and nuances” on The Chi, which debuts on Jan. 7 on Showtime.
- Chicago Defender, Jan 03, 2018
Communication Associate Professor Shanita Baraka Akintonde writes about her experience as a student, mentor, and educator of color.
- Seattle Times, Jan 03, 2018
Photography alum Josh Poehlein ’13, along with other artists and curators, discusses the trend of converting unconventional space into art galleries.
- Curbed Chicago, Jan 02, 2018
Columbia’s new Student Center, one of the area’s major developments in a “break out year,” helps propel the South Loop as the “Chicago neighborhood of the year.”
- The American Poetry Review, Jan 02, 2018
English and Creative Writing alum and Library Acquisitions Assistant Jacob Saenz ’05 wins the prestigious first book award, judged by Pulitzer Prize winning-poet Gregory Pardlo.
- Dance Magazine, Jan 01, 2018
School of Fine and Performing Arts Dean and Dance Professor Onye Ozuzu discusses the effects of increased access through the internet, which she sees as “a mode of cultural transportation, which both expands what dancers make and can have the effect of homogenization."
- Chicago Tribune, Dec 30, 2017
Cinema and Television Arts Associate Professor Karla Rae Fuller discusses the value in expanding representation for blacks in film genres beyond comedies and urban dramas.
- Press-Citizen, Dec 29, 2017
Arts Management alum Rebecca Fons MAM ’11, who takes over as the new programming director at FilmScene, is named one of Iowa City’s notable local leaders to watch in 2018.
- Los Angeles Review of Books, Dec 19, 2017
Writer Chris Kraus explores Art and Art History Professor Sabina Ott’s evolution as a multimedia artist whose work is both “social and celebratory.”
- Chicago Magazine, Dec 20, 2017
Audio Arts and Acoustics alum Kevin Rhomberg ’15, aka Knox Fortune, is included in this year’s top ten albums from Chicago artists for his debut release Paradise.
- Columbia Journalism Review, Dec 20, 2017
Journalism Associate Professor Jackie Spinner explores recent research that connects conspiracy theory appeal with uneducated news consumption.
- Windy City Times, Dec 20, 2017
Fine Arts student and painter Zach Barnard discusses a recent commission for Danny’s Tavern in Bucktown, and his love for the city at night.
- Windy City Times, Dec 19, 2017
Theatre faculty member Andra Velis Simon directs the music for Lizzie, put on by Firebrand Theatre and recently extended to January 14.
- It's Nice That, Dec 19, 2017
Current MFA in Photography student Kalin Haydon discusses how her grandparents' leisure activities turned into the focus of her creative practice.
- ABC 7 Chicago, Dec 19, 2017
Columbia's Student Veteran Association hosted their fifth annual sleepout, raising support and awareness for the homeless veteran population by sleeping outside for 24 hours.
- New York Post, Dec 15, 2017
Cinema and Television Arts Associate professor Ron Falzone shares his concerns regarding Disney’s purchase of 21st Century Fox.
- News Sentinel, Dec 15, 2017
Addison Agen, a finalist on The Voice, will be an incoming freshmen in Columbia’s Cinema and Television Arts Department in the fall.
- Journal Star, Dec 13, 2017
2008 Honorary Degree Recipients and members of Earth, Wind & Fire Phillip Bailey, Verdine White, and Ralph Johnson will be touring through Illinois in March.
- Chicago Magazine, Dec 12, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship faculty member Shannon Downey is interviewed about her cross-stitching inspiration and how Chicago influences her art.
- Chicago Patch, Dec 12, 2017
Chicago hosted the world premiere of Music Assistant Professor Ilya Levinson’s “Ghost Tango,” a chamber music piece Levinson wrote with exaggerated emotion to “illustrate the desire of the ghostly world to communicate with our real world.”
- ADA NEWS, Dec 11, 2017
Current Illustration student Jade Rector designed concept art with “a sense of joy and teamwork” for a poster promoting National Children’s Dental Health Month.
- Hindustan Times, Dec 09, 2017
Humanities, History and Social Sciences Professor Stephen Asma’s recent book The Evolution of Imagination examines the intersections of creativity, experience, and knowledge.
- American Towns, Dec 11, 2017
Art and Art History alum Nicholas Steindorf’s ’09 solo exhibition New Grey Planet at the Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn aims to make viewers aware of how our memories and expectations intrude upon and alter our perceptions.
- Current, Dec 10, 2017
Fashion student Allie Coppedge is profiled about her high school habits and her dream of having a career in fashion.
- Community Voices, Dec 07, 2017
The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts will display two of Photography Professor and MacArthur Fellow Dawoud Bey’s exhibitions, Harlem, USA and Harlem Redux through January.
- Paste Magazine, Dec 06, 2017
Cinema and Television Arts alum and staff writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Daniel Kibblesmith ’05 explains how his comedic children’s book Santa’s Husband started with a tweet.
- Wardrobe Trends Fashion, Dec 05, 2017
Columbia’s Fashion Studies department is ranked among the top 100 schools for fashion.
- Little Black Book, Dec 04, 2017
Cinema and Television Arts alum Marian Oliver ’09 discusses how she got into editing with Cutters Studio, and what she’s learned along the way.
- Crain's, Dec 04, 2017
Provost Stan Wearden pens an op-ed in response to the part-time faculty union strike.
- Chicago Tribune, Dec 01, 2017
“Over & Over,” the newest show at Columbia College’s Glass Curtain Gallery, features work by artists whodig into pattern and repetition as markers of identity and behavior, forms of building culture, the different mechanics used to program our sentience.
- The New Yorker, Nov 30, 2017
English and Creative Writing Associate Professor Jim DeRogatis explores why the popular music industry isn’t concerned about the sexual-misconduct allegations against R. Kelly amid the outing of many other prominent celebrity predators.
- Crain's, Nov 28, 2017
Former home to Ebony and Jet magazines, the Johnson building has been sold to 3L Real Estate after being acquired by Columbia in 2010. More coverage at Curbed Chicago, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Tonight, Bisnow, La Sentinel, Bisnow, and Chicago Defender.
- The Odyssey, Nov 27, 2017
Interdisciplinary student Isabella Perrelli says Columbia teaches its students to “think creatively on the clock every single day,” giving her a leg up in her industry.
- The Messenger, Nov 27, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship alum Vanessa Brown ’09 will appear in an episode of the Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It.
- Chicago Tribune, Nov 23, 2017
Theatre alum DeZhane Rouse ’17 incorporates her passion for both acting and activism in her role as an educator for Catharsis Theatre, which uses improv skits to make humorous but impactful points about gender and power.
- Winterset Madisonian, Nov 22, 2017
Master of Arts Management alum Rebecca Fons MAM ’11 is the new Programming Director at Iowa City’s art house cinema, FilmScene, where she will direct the art house theater’s lineup of American independent films, foreign films, and documentaries while building new initiatives to expand FilmScene’s community of movie lovers.
- Sales For Life, Nov 21, 2017
Communication Associate Professor Laurence Minsky discusses the fears of Artificial Intelligence making its way into the workplace and how to prepare for it.
- Education Dive, Nov 20, 2017
Education Associate Professor Katie Paciga found that, when combined with interactive activities, technology and electronic devices can help early-childhood development.
- Lion Publishers, Nov 17, 2017
Communication Associate Professor Suzanne McBride believes that getting journalism students into the community teaches them how to accurately report on violence in a community and creates a passion in them to cover local news.
- Chicago Tribune, Nov 17, 2017
Columbia’s Jazz and Fusion Ensembles, under the directions of Music faculty members Scott Hall and William Boris, respectively, performed alongside jazz musician and Columbia’s musical artist in residence Jon Irabagon during Columbia’s Jazz Showcase.
- The Washington Post, Nov 16, 2017
Associate Professor of Journalism Jackie Spinner reports on the experience of enrolling her autistic sons in Moroccan schools, and the limited or nonexistant access to education many children in the country face.
- PBS, Nov 15, 2017
Communication Associate Professor Alton Miller remembers his time as Press Secretary to Harold Washington and the legacy of the first black mayor of Chicago.
- Bisnow, Nov 14, 2017
Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined President Kim, DCASE Commissioner Mark Kelly, students, and the Gensler team on November 13 to break ground on Columbia’s first-ever Student Center, set to be completed in 2019.
- CBS Chicago, Nov 14, 2017
Before breaking ground at Columbia’s first-ever Student Center, Mayor Rahm Emanuel praised the building for its “environment that [will be] conducive to imagination, to collaboration, and to working together.”
- European Business Review, Nov 10, 2017
Communication Associate Professor Laurence Minsky provides crucial advice to ensure company data is protected from being compromised online.
- The Financial Brand, Nov 10, 2017
Communication Associate Professor Laurence Minsky discusses how to help businesses create successful marketing content by recognizing that customers come to execute a specific task, and visuals should reflect that.
- New York Times, Nov 09, 2017
2017 Honorary Degree Recipient and former Columbia student David Cromer’s Broadway play The Band’s Visit was praised by the New York Times as “one of the most ravishing musicals you will ever be seduced by.”
- OUT, Nov 08, 2017
Television alum Lena Waithe ’06 is named as OUT magazine’s Artist of the Year, saying that her historic Emmy win “was bigger than me, bigger than one episode of television.”
- Chicago Reporter, Nov 08, 2017
Communication Associate Professor Curtis Lawrence talked to Woodlawn residents who are wary that the Obama Presidential Center, slated for a 2021 opening in Jackson Park, will bring unwanted gentrification to their neighborhood. More coverage at CityLab.
- The Hollywood Reporter, Nov 06, 2017
The Hollywood Reporter ranked Columbia College Chicago’s Masters in Music Composition for the Screen in its Top 25 Best Music Schools, praising its “cutting-edge” technology and the five-week Semester in LA.
- Chicago Tribune, Nov 06, 2017
Communication alum Nadine Velazquez ’01 appeared at Columbia’s Open House to share her story with prospective students on how graduating from Columbia added value to her acting career.
- Fast Company, Nov 06, 2017
Television alum Lena Waithe ’06 credits her early training at Columbia for allowing her to succeed in “her mission as an artist in an increasingly polarized country.”
- CBS Chicago, Nov 05, 2017
Theatre alum Rob Colletti ’11 stars as Dewey Finn in Broadway’s School of Rock: The Musical, open now through November 19.
- AFRO, Nov 02, 2017
Photography Professor Dawoud Bey appreciates the “cushion” the MacArthur Fellowship has given him, allowing him to focus on upcoming projects like Station, a work of history about Ohio’s Underground Railroad.
- Chicago Tribune, Nov 02, 2017
English and Creative Writing faculty member Stan West invited journalist Lourdes Nicholls to his “Culture, Race, and Media” class where she shared her family’s memorabilia detailing the incarceration conditions of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
- Chicago Reader, Nov 01, 2017
Audio Arts and Acoustics alum Kevin Rhomberg ’13, aka Knox Fortune, hopes his new album Paradise will show fans that his hip-hop affiliation with artists like Vic Mensa and Chance the Rapper isn’t the extent of his musical repertoire.
- Chicago Tribune, Oct 31, 2017
Virago-Man Dem will be performed at the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago through November 4, with choreography exploring “facets of black masculinity and how stereotypes surrounding black men affect their identities and expressions of self.”
- United Hub, Oct 31, 2017
Columbia College Chicago Fashion students partnered with United Airlines in a five-week class challenging them to design a reusable travel bag made from recycled airport banners, with all proceeds from the finished product going to charities.
- Broadway World, Oct 31, 2017
Theatre alum Arianna Soloway ’13 will direct Pine, “a delightfully unfestive comedy about pursuing dreams” at the outdoor Christmas Tree lot at Uncommon Ground Edgewater on December 1-10.
- Lansing State Journal, Oct 30, 2017
Music alum Rebecca Brunner ’17 is using her national exposure to continue to market herself as a soul-pop singer after leaving The Voice in the battle rounds.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Oct 28, 2017
Alum Akito Tsuda ’93 returned to the Pilsen neighborhood for a reception of his book Pilsen Days, where he revisited a few of the remaining landmarks that he photographed more than 20 years ago. More coverage at Hoy, Telemundo Chicago, NBC 5, and Univision.
- Sheboygan Press, Oct 28, 2017
Cinema and Television Arts alum Dick Grunert's ’96 play The Best Worst Day of My Life, written for Plymouth High School, will debut November 2.
- Lenscratch, Oct 28, 2017
Photography alum Josh Winegar ’07 photographs landscapes, replacing man-made structures with bursts of light in order to “question the classic notions of landscape photography.”
- Photo Plus, Oct 27, 2017
Photography Professor Paul D’Amato’s new book here/still/now features the “joy, sadness, determination, resignation, love, and vulnerability” of African-American residents of Chicago’s West Side, and includes a foreword by Photography Professor and MacArthur Fellowship recipient Dawoud Bey.
- Scientific American, Oct 25, 2017
Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Professor Stephen Asma discusses how his book explores the complicated narrative of “hero vs monster” in today’s society, even digging into the evolving language we use to describe them.
- Chicago Reader, Oct 25, 2017
Acting alum Emily Spindler ’16 uses her self-proclaimed “degree in blood and gore” to create the perfect fake blood concoction for Annoyance Theatre’s annual fall show Splatter Theatre.
- WBEZ, Oct 23, 2017
Photography Professor Dawoud Bey spoke with Morning Shift host Jenn White about spending time with the subjects of his portraits and how being awarded the MacArthur Fellowship is an “affirmation and validation of all of the work [he’s] been doing over the past 42 years.”
- The Chicago Crusader, Oct 23, 2017
Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts graduate student Colleen McCulla was selected as an artist for the We’ll Work for Art program, which provides business entity formation and legal counsel for working visual artists.
- Rome Sentinel, Oct 22, 2017
Music alums Linda Martin ’17 and Connor Udvardy ’17 formed the band Whiskey Fix using their music management skills and their love for country.
- Bethlehem Press, Oct 20, 2017
Music alum Dan Pearce ’12 is a member of the band The Hot Club of Philadelphia, which gave “a contemporary twist to Gypsy Jazz” at the Jazz Upstairs music series.
- Nautilus, Oct 20, 2017
In discussing his book and the recent Las Vegas shooting, Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Professor Stephen Asma explores the “roles that desire and repulsion play in our conceptions of monsters.
- DNA info, Oct 20, 2017
Journalism alum Joshua Short ’17 will begin anchoring Sunday mornings for WNDU-TV in Indiana, saying that Columbia’s journalism program "truly prepared him for his career."
- UPROXX, Oct 20, 2017
Television alum Lena Waithe’s ’06 Showtime series The Chi just released a teaser trailer, giving fans a first look at the Emmy winner’s highly anticipated television drama.
- Esquire, Oct 18, 2017
English and Creative Writing alum turned chef Iliana Regan’s ’05 restaurant Kitsune is listed as one of the best new restaurants in America for its creative and distinct Japanese flavors.
- Vogue, Oct 17, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship faculty member Shannon Downey’s embroidery twist on “Boys Will Be Boys” has been lauded as the “perfect mix of femininity and ferocity” and has gone viral in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations.
- The Hollywood Reporter, Oct 17, 2017
Cinema and Television Arts alum Gil Hizon ’06 was selected for CBS’s Entertainment Diversity and Inclusion Writers Mentoring Program which pairs writers with an executive mentor to develop new material before moving on to a 16-week workshop.
- The Chicago Crusader, Oct 17, 2017
Theatre alum Aaron Mitchell Reese ’12 will direct The Tiger Who Wore White Gloves, a musical based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Columbia Honorary Degree Recipient Gwendolyn Brooks, running from October 20–December 23.
- Chicago Magazine, Oct 16, 2017
Chicago Magazine examines English and Creative Writing Associate Professor Jim DeRogatis’ extensive and substantial career as a music critic and journalist, especially his decades of aggressive investigative reporting on R. Kelly.
- Cleveland.com, Oct 16, 2017
Advertising Art Direction alum Cole Emde ’05 opened Black Sands Brewery where his goal to craft “flavorful and aromatic brews” came to life in California.
- SciFi Pulse, Oct 16, 2017
English and Creative Writing faculty member Mort Castle discusses how he’s been successful in his career, claiming that he always teaches his students that “writing is a craft, and a craft can be learned.”
- Wisconsin State Journal, Oct 15, 2017
Cinema and Television Arts alum Sophia Orner-Thompson's ’17 solo film project "Outrun the Night" was recently chosen to screen at the Josiah Media Festival in San Antonio, Texas.
- Broadway World, Oct 13, 2017
Theatre faculty member Andra Velis Simon is the music director for Firebrand Theatre’s production of "LIZZIE," which will run this winter at the Bookspan Theatre.
- Chicago Tonight, Oct 13, 2017
Photography alum Sidney Hirsch ’09 launched "Healing Heels," a shoe company designed to help women battling cancer to “kick it in the ass” by wearing their “chemo shoes” to treatments.
Chicago Illustrator and EDM artist REZZ build Hypnotic World Together in New Comic Book ‘Mass Manipulation’Chicago Tribune, Oct 13, 2017
Illustration alum Luis Colindres ’16 partnered with electronic dance music producer REZZ on a 60-page comic book inspired by REZZ’s debut album "Mass Manipulation."
Meena Singh shoots Netflix’s true crime docu series “The Confession Tapes” on the Canon C300 Mark IINews Shooter, Oct 13, 2017
Cinema and Television Arts alum Meena Singh ’02 cites the mentorship of Film and Video alum Ken Seng ’99 in learning about studio productions, a skill that shows itself in her true crime documentary Netflix series, The Confession Tapes.
‘A Radical Reshaping of the World is Possible, One Person At a Time’: Dawoud Bey on Being Awarded a MacArthur Genius GrantThe Washington Post, Oct 16, 2017
In response to his 2017 MacArthur Fellowship award, Photography Professor Dawoud Bey discusses how he hopes his work can begin to “transcend differences while locating a common humanity that we all share.”
- Chicago Tribune, Oct 13, 2017
Reggie Wilson and Fist + Heel Performance Group performance at Columbia’s Dance Center created what “felt like an assertion of identity” through a mixture of Western contemporary dance and West African dance.
- College Magazine, Oct 12, 2017
Columbia’s Writing for Performance program’s student-led productions, Semester in LA, and a partnership with The Second City has helped rank Columbia eighth in top colleges for playwriting.
- Chicago Tonight, Oct 12, 2017
Photography Professor and MacArthur Fellowship recipient Dawoud Bey says that when teaching students to find their own voice in their art, it’s “as much about photography as it is about teaching a set of values.”
- Poets & Writers, Oct 11, 2017
English and Creative Writing Professor and Dean of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Matthew Shenoda’s work with the African Poetry Book Fund is helping to give a voice to African poets whose work might otherwise go unheard.
Photographer Dawoud Bey adds MacArthur Genius Grant to Noted Career Looking at African-American LifeChicago Tribune, Oct 11, 2017
Photography Professor Dawoud Bey, a "titan of African-American photographic portraiture," was named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow. More coverage at Chicago Sun-Times, Washington Post, and the MacArthur Foundation.
- Chicago Tribune, Oct 10, 2017
Music alum Rebecca Brunner ’17 made it through the blind audition round of The Voice when Blake Shelton chose her for “the timing of [her] voice, the pitch of [her] voice, the power.”
- The Sweet Science, Oct 08, 2017
Radio alum Ray Flores ’09 is becoming the face of PBC’s boxing telecast, after a history of covering boxing assignments for Columbia’s student radio station WCRX.
- Rolling Out, Oct 10, 2017
Marketing Communications alum Dana A. Kenny ’06 is interviewed about his new event studio Galleria 314 in Atlanta, describing it as “rustic, industrial, with a modern contemporary vibe.”
- CBS News, Oct 08, 2017
Photography faculty member and Pulitzer-winning photographer John H. White teaches aspiring artists how to become “visual messengers” by first activating their hearts, minds, and souls.
- Northwest Herald, Oct 06, 2017
Alum Jason Drake ’94 discusses his new book You Stay Classy, Wedding People, a memoir-comedy about what not to do after you get married.
- Patch, Oct 05, 2017
Theatre alum Haley Benson ’17 returned to Facetime Theatre to perform a cabaret set in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.
Chris Boden Named New Chicago Blackhawks Radio Studio Host; Judd Sirott Becomes Bruins’ Play-By-Play VoiceWGN Radio, Oct 04, 2017
Television alum Chris Boden ’85 will be the Blackhawks’ new pre- and post-game announcer for WGN Radio, as well as the host of intermission reports.
- Newcity Lit, Oct 04, 2017
English and Creative Writing Associate Professor Patricia McNair’s newest book And These Are The Good Times “explains her motivation and her constant, openhearted wonder at her place in this world.”
- Chicago Tribune, Oct 03, 2017
Music faculty member Peter Lerner, who teaches jazz guitar and improvisation, will perform with Willie Pickens as part of a benefit to support the historic Mayslake Hall.
- Milwaukee Record, Oct 02, 2017
At the Milwaukee Film Festival, Cinema and Television Arts Assistant Professor Susan Kerns argued for investments to be made in Milwaukee film rather than simply donations.
- 2 Paragraphs, Oct 02, 2017
After participating in Columbia’s The Biggest Mouth singing competition, Music alum Rebecca Brunner ’17 is making a name for herself on Season 13 of The Voice.
- Huffington Post, Sep 29, 2017
English and Creative Writing Associate Professor Sam Weller reveals the lessons he learned from Ray Bradbury and, by proxy, Edgar Allan Poe through their short stories.
- The Chicago Reporter, Sep 27, 2017
Columbia’s first Honorary Degree Recipient and Pulitzer Prize winner Gwendolyn Brooks greatly influenced poet and educator Haki Madhubuti, who recently celebrated 50 years with his publishing company Third World Press.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 27, 2017
Art and Art History Associate Professor Melissa Potter will participate in the third Terrain Biennial, which places art installations in front of Chicago homes and elsewhere in the United States.
- The Visualist, Sep 27, 2017
Photography alum Clarissa Bonet MFA ’12, whose current work explores aspects of the urban space in both a physical and psychological context, will speak on a panel about how to find inspiration and create meaningful art.
- Broadway World, Sep 27, 2017
Theatre alum Cody Estle ’11 will direct the world premiere of The Gentleman Caller at Raven Theatre in spring 2018.
Knox Fortune, the Voice You Know From Chance the Rapper's "All Night," Is Finally Making Music for HimselfGQ Magazine, Sep 25, 2017
Audio Arts and Acoustics alum Kevin Rhomberg ’15, aka Knox Fortune, discusses his new album Paradise that “fuses together everything from funk to hip hop to rock to ambient to pop.”
- Chicago Sun-Times, Sep 25, 2017
Theatre student Tyler Franklin is part of the “richly funny, poignant, and winningly absurd” musical A New Brain which runs at the Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre through October 29.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 25, 2017
The exhibition ¡Sí Se Puede!, currently open at Columbia’s Glass Curtain Gallery, is profiled as part of Chicago's celebration of iconic civil rights and labor leader Dolores Huerta, who is also the subject of a recent Wabash Arts Corridor mural by alum Sam Kirk ’05.
- Yahoo! Style, Sep 23, 2017
Former fashion design student Amber Tolliver’s lingerie company Liberté focuses on empowering all body types through thoughtfully-designed lingerie and on body positivity panel discussions.
- The Good Men Project , Sep 22, 2017
Fashion Design alum Jamie Hayes ’03 is interviewed on her involvement with Chicago fair trade, volunteering to pass a sweat-free ordinance in the city, and labor organizing.
- Racked, Sep 22, 2017
Communication Associate Professor Laurence Minsky discusses the effects of large makeup companies adding value to their brand and product by including free gifts to customers.
Human Rhythm Project’s Welcome Return to Columbia College Makes it Easy to Fall in Love with Tap DanceChicago Tribune, Sep 22, 2017
The Dance Center of Columbia opened its 2017-18 season with the Chicago Human Rhythm Project, a tap company that makes it “easy to fall in love with tap dance all over again.”
- Wisconsin Gazette, Sep 22, 2017
Cinema and Television Arts Assistant Professor Susan Kerns will give a keynote on making movies in at the 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival, running September 28–October 12.
- The Library as Incubator Project, Sep 21, 2017
Access Services Assistant of Columbia’s Library Kristy Bowen writes on how libraries can create successful programming based on their audiences and budgets.
- The Wrap, Sep 20, 2017
Columbia College Chicago ranked 14th on The Wrap’s Top 50 Film Schools in the country, its cross-platform storytellers and convergent media environment being key factors in supporting film students.
- Shoot, Sep 20, 2017
Film and Video alum Natalie Stone ’13 was promoted to associate producer with Cutters Studios where she’s been an esteemed first point of contact with clients and Chicago operations for years.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 20, 2017
Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Professor Steven Corey draws on his specialties in urban studies and waste disposal to comment on the litter and mess left behind at music festivals and what it might mean on a social level that participants feel little guilt about it.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 19, 2017
Television alum Lena Waithe ’06 solidified her place at the table with her historic Emmy win, and her upcoming series with Showtime The Chi will feature her behind the script once again. More coverage at CBS Chicago, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicagoist, and CBS Chicago.
- Broadway World, Sep 18, 2017
Theater alum Kaiser Ahmed ’08 will direct 1980 (Or Why I’m Voting For John Anderson) at the Jackalope, a play that “pits youthful optimism against the status quo.”
- Chicago Magazine, Sep 18, 2017
Former Fashion Design student Sheila Rashid has been racing to keep up with the demand for her clothing line ever since Chance the Rapper wore her designs to a handful of highly visible events.
- Variety, Sep 18, 2017
During her historic win at the Emmy Awards for outstanding writing for a comedy series, Television alum Lena Waithe ’06 encouraged the
LGBQTIAcommunity to embrace what makes them different and know “the world would not be as beautiful as it is without us in it." More coverage at Time, Washington Post, Huffington Post, People, Slate, Rolling Stone, USA Today, and Deadline.
- Sun-Times, Sep 18, 2017
Television alum Lena Waithe ’06 made history at the 69th Emmy Awards by becoming the first African American woman to win an Emmy for outstanding writing for a comedy series for Master of None. More coverage at ABC7 Chicago and CBS Chicago.
- Evanston Now, Sep 18, 2017
Theatre Associate Professor Amy Uhl will direct the classic The Pirates of Penzance for the Savoyaires Company next month.
- TruthDig, Sep 13, 2017
Poetry graduate student Michael Woods published a poem that examines how Germany is handling the Syrian refugee crisis.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Sep 13, 2017
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago kicks off the fall season with the Chicago Human Rhythm Project (September 21-23), followed by the Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group (October 12-14), and the debut of the New York-based COCo. Dance Theatre (November 2-4).
- Printing Impressions, Sep 10, 2017
Alum and VP of Emerging Technology and Innovation for Leo Burnett Tod Szewczyk ’02 held an information session The Future of People, Technology, and Advertising where he tracked how fast technology is changing in the printing industry, and how marketers, advertisers, and others can cope with the new landscape.
- Broadway World, Sep 08, 2017
Alum Kelsie Huff ’03 hosts the all-female comedy showcase the kates at Chicago comedy club The Improv for one night only on October 12.
- Study Breaks, Sep 07, 2017
Vocal Performance student Anna Agosta recently took first place in Columbia’s competition Biggest Mouth and will be releasing her first EP in early September.
- Broadway World, Sep 07, 2017
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago presents the Chicago debut of COCo. Dance Theatre, founded and directed by choreographer Cynthia Oliver, from November 2-4.
- Poetry Foundation, Sep 07, 2017
After President Trump announced DACA would be rescinded, Creative Writing alums Jan-Henry Gray MFA ’16 and Hafizah Geter MFA ’10, along with other poets with different relationships to migration and citizenship, respond to the disruptive decision in their own words.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 07, 2017
Dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts Onye Ozuzu discusses her current endeavor Project Tool while balancing administrative duties, including the development of Columbia’s new Hip Hop Studies minor.
- Fast Company, Sep 07, 2017
Television alum Lena Waithe ’06 reveals how her hard work and acknowledging execution as "more important than any one idea” helped her earn an Emmy nomination.
- Chicago Reader, Sep 07, 2017
Alum Doug Ischar ’85 spent two Chicago summers in the 1980s creating Marginal Waters, a photo collection documenting the social lives of gay men at the Belmont Rocks.
- NWI Times, Sep 07, 2017
Art Education alum Lauren Ball MAT ’17 will kick off the SideCar Gallery 2017 fall season with her exhibition Resurface, opening September 9, and includes relycled abstract shapes and found photography.
Norman Alternative School Creates Safe Place Focused Not Only on Academic Needs but Emotional and Social NeedsNews OK, Sep 07, 2017
English and Creative Writing Associate Professor Sam Weller held a three-day writer’s festival at Dimensions Academy, vouching for its life-changing opportunities for kids who need more than what traditional schools can offer.
- Broadway World, Sep 06, 2017
Theatre faculty member Jen Ellison directs Tangles & Plaques at The Neo-Futurarium, a play that interrogates the life and death of memories.
- Broadway World, Sep 06, 2017
Theatre alum Joel Reitsma ’08 will make his Steep Theatre debut when he stars in The Invisible Hand, a play that “deftly tackles political, financial, religious, and human issues.”
- Paper City, Sep 03, 2017
Photography Professor Dawoud Bey was one of a handful of judges overseeing The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today contest, where the artists addressed topics that are affecting the nation and world today.
- New Jersey Stage, Sep 02, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Katherine Clark ’14 wrote and directed Ways to Look at the Moon, a short film which focuses on "people who see the world in different ways and their desire to connect."
- Vindy.com, Sep 02, 2017
Photography Associate Professor Kelli Connell will debut her exhibition Kelli Connell / Double Life: Fifteen Years, a body of work that shows the “complex and layered nature of relationships,” at the McDonough Museum of Art.
- Broadway World, Sep 01, 2017
Theatre alum Carly Jo Greer ’13 will put on a one-night only performance of her solo show I Come From Hoarders, a combination of storytelling and theatre about what it’s like to grow up in a family of hoarders.
- Taos News, Sep 01, 2017
Marketing Communications alum Jacquelyn Córdova ’12 relocates to Alabama to join the Sacred Horse Sanctuary Project, where she hopes to preserve and grow lines of entire herds of indigenous horses.
- Chicago Tonight (WTTW), Sep 01, 2017
The Museum of Contemporary Photography’s current exhibition re:collection is profiled for its reimagination of the museum's vast archive, open through October 1.
- Newcity Art, Sep 01, 2017
Director of Columbia’s Department of Exhibitions and Spaces Neysa Page-Lieberman, Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography Natasha Egan, and Art History alum Tempestt Hazel’10 are featured in NewCity’s annual list of who makes art work in Chicago.
- The Bulletin, Aug 31, 2017
Musical Theatre alum Natalie Kniola ’16 steps into the role of Veronica Sawyer in 2nd Street Theater’s Heathers: The Musical.
- Michigan Live, Aug 29, 2017
Music alum Marcus Norris ’14 heads for California after being awarded a full scholarship and a $100,000 fellowship at UCLA where he will pursue a doctoral degree in music.
- World Literature Today, Aug 28, 2017
Dean of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and English and Creative Writing Professor Matthew Shenoda highlights a few critical voices in contemporary African women’s poetry.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Aug 26, 2017
Kicking off the public art exhibition Street Level, Cirque du Soleil’s mural inspired by Luzia: A Waking Dream of Mexico, painted by former student and artist Gloria “Gloe” Talamantes, will be the first of eight new murals in the South Loop neighborhood.
- Chicago Tribune, Aug 26, 2017
Associate professor of Music Scott Hall wants to help improve Chicago’s Jazz Festival by adding more “education initiatives” to the event.
- Bakersfield, Aug 26, 2017
Art and Design alum Deja Nunez ’14 staves off the “starving artist” stereotype by juggling a myriad of jobs, a nonconformist approach which reflects in her artistic pursuits.
- WGN Radio, Aug 24, 2017
The Wabash Arts Corridor’s new mural, inspired by Cirque du Soleil's current production Luzia and painted by former student and artist Gloria Talamantes, is unveiled today in the South Loop.
- The A.V. Club, Aug 24, 2017
Television alum Lena Waithe ’06 is listed for her portrayal of Master of None’s Denise, specifically the character's self-contained episode “Thanksgiving,” co-written by Waithe.
- WGN Ratio, Aug 22, 2017
Audio Arts and Acoustics alum Kevin Rhomberg ’15 (aka Knox Fortune) was featured on WGN Radio where he spoke about his upcoming album and how attending Columbia helped his art.
- Springfield News-Leader, Aug 22, 2017
Music Composition for the Screen alum Tyler Durham ’17 earned a spot in the month-long ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop after Columbia’s Summer in L.A. program introduced him to the scene.
- Broadway World, Aug 21, 2017
Theatre alum Mara Stern ’11 will direct Open Season in a limited three performance run for the inaugural production of 4802, a new play research and development wing at The Gift Theatre.
- Chicago Tribune, Aug 21, 2017
Former student Matt O’Brien wants his work at his kayak repair shop Offshore to be a shared experience, the same way an audience shares the experience with theatre performers.
- Chicago Now, Aug 18, 2017
Film and Video alum Brandon Prosek ’14 directs How Does That Make You Feel, a darkly humorous play that he wrote to help him cope with his grandmother’s passing and the election.
- Electric Lit, Aug 17, 2017
Creative Writing Professor Joe Meno's new story "Star Witness" will be released in seven installments by Electric Lit every Friday.
- Chicago Tribune, Aug 15, 2017
Former student Francis Scott Key White and his sister Alex White, who have been touring the world with their band White Mystery for ten years, are set to play two shows back in their hometown of Chicago.
- ProPublica, Aug 14, 2017
Multimedia Journalism student Andrea Salcedo earned an Emerging Reporter Program grant from ProPublica, a stipend given to young journalists of color aimed at supporting their burgeoning careers.
- Leader-Telegram, Aug 13, 2017
Theatre student Kelan Smith will direct the musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Menomonie Theater Guild.
- Chicago Tribune, Aug 11, 2017
Alum Akito Tsuda ’93 is releasing a second edition of his photography book titled Pilsen Days, a collection of about 200 photos depicting daily life of the Pilsen neighborhood in the 90s.
- Tennessean, Aug 11, 2017
Advertising Art Direction alum Mikey Corona ’06 and his business partner Brian Riggenbach prepare to open their diner The Mockingbird, complete with creative menus and eclectic decorations, walking the line between unpredictable and accessible.
- Inside Higher Ed, Aug 10, 2017
Strategic Marketing and Communications Vice President Deborah Maue breaks down the shortcuts to completing market research and brand strategy on a budget.
- Moody on the Market, Aug 10, 2017
Dance alum Sydney Harner ’16 is taking all of her choreography and teaching experience learned from professional dancers at Columbia and giving back through expanded dance courses at Power in Motion Gymnastics.
- Volume One, Aug 09, 2017
Acting alum Hannah Starr ’14 will premiere her one-woman comedy show Hannah Starr’s Boombox, which she started writing for a Comedy Studies course at Columbia.
- Sew News, Aug 09, 2017
Fashion Design alum Jen Beeman ’09 discusses her brand Grainline Studio, her appreciation for the inclusiveness of the sewing community, and her passion for designing for women.
- Reel Chicago, Aug 09, 2017
Cinema and Television Arts Assistant Professor David Krause built eight David Lynch-replica film sets for Sandro Miller’s 17-minute film Psychogenetic Fugue which portrays a selection of Lynch characters and iconic scenes.
- Chicago Tribune, Aug 08, 2017
Saint Xavier University’s Art Gallery will present Design Instructional Specialist Meghann Sottile's exhibition Traced Hallows, which uses ordinary found objects and metalsmithing to create “hallowed places” that remind her of sacred relics and shrines from her childhood.
- Broadway World, Aug 08, 2017
Theatre alum Jerome Riley, Jr. ’16 will join the ensemble cast of the world premiere of TREVOR the musical at Chicago’s Writers Theatre beginning August 9.
- McAlester News-Capital, Aug 08, 2017
As the new sports editor for McAlester News-Capital, Journalism alum Corey Stolzenbach ’14 is looking forward to covering local athletes and placing journalistic integrity first.
- Lenscratch, Aug 08, 2017
Communication faculty member Alyssa Schukar photographs a vibrant community living in a toxic environment in her new project, The Most Industrialized City, hoping to document the lives of the people she meets with empathy.
- Franoi.com, Aug 06, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Giancarlo Iannotta ’11 wrote, directed, and acted in his first feature-length film My Country, a semi-autobiographical film exploring brotherhood, family, and humor.
‘Master of None’s’ Lena Waithe on Emmy Nom for Comedy Writing: ‘I Didn’t Know I Was the First Black Woman’Variety, Aug 04, 2017
Television alum and Emmy nominee Lena Waithe ’06 discussed the value of queer writers during GLAAD’s panel on lesbian, gay, and bisexual trends on television, where she also learned she was the first black woman nominated for a comedy writing Emmy.
- Broadway World, Aug 04, 2017
Theatre alum Chris Jackson ’14 is bringing modern relevance to the classic Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the City Lit Theater by casting a diverse ensemble.
- New York Times, Aug 04, 2017
Creative Writing alum and poet Hafizah Geter MFA ’10 speaks on the role poetry has in empowering marginalized communities, and the costs of moving to a different country and culture.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Aug 04, 2017
Alum and director Theodore Witcher ’91 and his film love jones will close out this year’s Black Harvest Film Festival.
- Shopify.com, Aug 04, 2017
Communication Associate Professor Laurence Minsky sheds light on myths surrounding best practices for businesses looking to optimize their marketing efforts.
- Daily Herald, Aug 04, 2017
Columbia alums and members of rock group Friday Pilots Club Caleb Hiltunen ’17, Mike Fornari ’17, Ethan Mole ’17, and Spencer Rydholm ’17 discuss their writing chemistry, origins at Columbia, and their upcoming EP ahead of their performance at House of Blues on Wednesday, August 9.
- The Gazette, Aug 03, 2017
The Columbia alums who formed Sidewalk Chalk are bringing their mix of hip-hop, soul, funk, and jazz to the Iowa Soul Festival to try and provide a “unifying voice for social issues and awareness.”
- Broadway World, Aug 03, 2017
Interdisciplinary Arts alum Matthew Marcum MA ’10 will present The Existential Emporium at this year’s Sideshow Fringe Festival, “an immersive live art exhibition that explores mindfulness as performance and allows the audience members to engage in meditative practices.”
- Chicago Tonight, Aug 01, 2017
The Museum of Contemporary Photography Director Karen Irvine and Chicago Tonight host Phil Ponce discuss the current exhibition re:collection and its goal to help viewers reimagine images.
- Entertainment Weekly, Jul 31, 2017
Radio alum and current 103.5 KISS FM on-air personality Erik Zachary ’14 will be one of five rotating VJs hosting the revived Total Request Live (TRL) show on MTV.
- WATE, Jul 31, 2017
Fashion Design alum Aaron Myers ’16 will appear on Season 16 of Lifetime’s Project Runway.
- Daily Herald, Jul 29, 2017
Cinema and Television Arts faculty member Joe Keefe is a judge for Chicago’s Got Talent, where he will help select a grand prize winner from the top 10 contestants on August 5th.
- Screen Magazine, Jul 28, 2017
Associate professor and recently appointed Interim Chair of Cinema and Television Arts Eric Scholl will help lead the recently merged Cinema Art and Science and Television Departments.
- Broadway World, Jul 27, 2017
Theatre alum Cody Estle ’11 will direct Five Mile Lake, a play about five 30-something friends trying to seize the moment and take a step toward adulthood for Shattered Globe’s 2017-18 season.
- Chicago Reader, Jul 26, 2017
With her new collection of essays The Wrong Way To Save Your Life, Fiction alum Megan Stielstra MFA ’00 is profiled through the lens of friends and family.
- Chicago Reader, Jul 26, 2017
Fiction alum Megan Stielstra MFA ’00 talks with another writer about her upcoming book The Wrong Way to Save Your Life, a writer’s place in politics, and receiving fan mail.
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jul 27, 2017
After gaining attention for his hand-painted NFL cleats, former Fashion Design student Brock Seals explains how he’s able to juggle both of his passions, visual art and rap.
- Chicago Tribune, Jul 24, 2017
A new partnership between Aurora Community Television (ACTV) and Columbia will allow Film student interns to earn hands-on experience and class credits while helping ACTV produce content.
- Chicago Tribune, Jul 24, 2017
Former Marketing student Bryan Kingsbury, director of sales for the central region at the startup company Drawbridge, gives an inside look at his day-to-day activities.
- The Tribune-Democrat, Jul 22, 2017
Alum Mike Owens ’97 launched his animated series Danger & Eggs, starring Theatre alum Aidy Bryant ’09 and now streaming on Amazon Prime, after spending years animating for popular cartoons like Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain.
- Huffington Post, Jul 21, 2017
Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Associate Professor William Hayashi’s class on self-awareness teaches students personal skills that they can take far beyond the classroom.
- KZSC Santa Cruz, Jul 21, 2017
Music alum Alex Brettin ’12 talks bending musical genres and returning to his jazz roots as a member of Mild High Club.
- Chippewa Herald, Jul 21, 2017
Photography alum Amy Gilman MFA ’01 will take up the mantle of Director of the Chazen Museum of Art in Wisconsin, where she is excited to engage with the Madison art community.
- SHOOT, Jul 20, 2017
After seven years honing his craft, Film alum Jimmy Helm ’10 has been promoted to editor of the Chicago-based editorial, visual effects, and motion graphics shop The Colonie.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 19, 2017
Journalism alum Lee Bey ’88 will oversee the education department, its collections staff and exhibitions, and several strategic initiatives and museum planning projects as vice president of Chicago’s DuSable Museum, the largest caretaker of African American art, history, and culture in the nation.
- DeForest Times-Tribune, Jul 20, 2017
Journalism alum Hannah Rajnicek ’15 continues to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a writer by joining a newspaper in her home state of Wisconsin as managing editor.
- Chicago Reader, Jul 19, 2017
In 2007, Film alum Doug Lussenhop ’96 collaborated with Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim on their show Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and now it’s going on a 10-year anniversary tour.
- The Corvallis Advocate, Jul 19, 2017
Assistant professor at OSU and Photography alum Kerry Skarbakka MFA ’07 continues to create his art, overcoming rejections from past projects and focusing on collaboration this coming August in the exhibition Log Cabin Medley.
- Chicago Tribune, Jul 19, 2017
Fiction alum Sophie Nagelberg MFA ’15 shifts from fiction writing to song writing with her recently released debut EP.
- The Des Moines Register, Jul 18, 2017
Theatre student Emily Coffey shows off her singing and dancing skills in Carousel Theatre’s take on Beauty and the Beast.
- Huffington Post, Jul 17, 2017
Film alum Michael David Lynch ’05 will premiere his documentary Victor Walk, which helps bring awareness to Stanley Cup winner Theo Fluery’s annual walk for childhood sexual abuse survivors.
- The Wall Street Journal, Jul 14, 2017
Humanities, History, and Social Sciences faculty member Stephen T. Asma's The Evolution of Imagination makes a case for not leaving our creative roots behind while exploring imagination.
- Buzzfeed, Jul 17, 2017
English faculty member and renowned music critic Jim DeRogatis continues his 17 years of covering past and current allegations against R. Kelly.
- The Bismarck Tribune, Jul 15, 2017
Music alum Taylor Leet ’13 joins fellow North Dakota natives on stage for the annual Medora Musical.
- Chicago Tribune, Jul 14, 2017
Former Theatre student and HBO regular Nelsan Ellis is remembered for his inspiring acting talent by family and fans alike.
- Chicago Tribune, Jul 13, 2017
Television alum Lena Waithe ’06 has been nominated for an Emmy for her writing in a comedy series, Master of None.
- JG-TC, Jul 13, 2017
Theatre student Jordan Cornwell uses his skills and charisma to land national commercial and television roles.
- Chicago Defender, Jul 13, 2017
Film alum Barbara E. Allen ’75 will be the executive producer of The Experience with Dedry Jones, a live-studio audience television show that allows viewers to connect with some of Chicago’s most popular musicians and artists on the scene.
- Amarillo Globe-News, Jul 11, 2017
Film student Sophie Mannaerts joins Jo Yong-joo and Ha Joo-young in biking across the country as part of Triple A Project’s mission to raise awareness for WWII’s ‘comfort women’ by holding demonstrations in front of Japanese embassies.
- Audiology Online, Jul 08, 2017
American Sign Language Chair and Associate Professor Peter Cook was named to the Performing Arts Advisory Committee in order to help “improve the quality of [ASL] theater” at his alma mater, the Rochester Institute of Technology.
- Big Island Now, Jul 07, 2017
Art and Art History Associate Professor Paul Catanese will visit the Donkey Mill Art Center in Hawaii to discuss technology’s importance in the arts.
- Horse Canada, Jul 07, 2017
Cinema and Television Arts alum Christopher Forbes ’83 discusses the behind-the-scenes details of working with horses on feature-length films.
- Northwest Herald, Jul 07, 2017
Journalism alum Claudia Marie Lenart ’88 wrote and illustrated a children’s book of diverse characters to encourage outdoor play.
- Ladue News, Jul 06, 2017
Former student La’Crassia Wilderness shares the healing power of shea butter with her new line of all-natural body products Butter Love.
- Jewish United Fund News, Jul 07, 2017
Theatre faculty member James Sherman’s comedic play, which runs through August 27 at the Piven Theatre, uses the neo-Nazi marches in Skokie in the late 70s as the backdrop to explore American Jewish identity.
- Lenscratch, Jul 06, 2017
Film alum and Lenscratch marketing director Katie Harwood ’05 talks about photography and “Everything is Fine Here,” her project using the transience of objects as a metaphor for the disintegration of a family.
- Nashville Scene, Jul 06, 2017
Former student Mark Farina is going on a 25th anniversary tour of his downtempo dance collection Mushroom Jazz.
Sundance Institute and Skywalker Sound Announce Composers, Directors for 2017 Music and Sound Design LabsBroadway World, Jul 05, 2017
Music Composition for the Screen alum Jesi Nelson ’15 was selected as a composer to participate in the 2017 Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Labs.
- Puerto Rico Art News, Jul 04, 2017
The Tube Factory artspace in Indiana will feature 50 GRAND, an art exhibition by former student and Chicago artist Carlos Rolón/Dzine, which explores boxing, performativity, and domestic culture.
- STV News, Jul 02, 2017
Music Vocal Performance alum Keanon Kyles ’10 will star as the lead performer in Rigoletto with the Clyde Opera Group in Glasgow, Scotland.
- Revue, Jul 01, 2017
Arts Management alum Deavondre Jones ’15 mixes performance art and public speaking to deliver inspirational messages in the Midwest with his organization DanceSpire.
- Mankato Free Press, Jul 01, 2017
Cinema Art and Science student Ethan Clerc is making the most of his summer by shooting a feature-length crime thriller film in his hometown of Windom, Minnesota.
- Time Out Chicago, Jun 30, 2017
Art by alum Sam Kirk ’05 is featured on the Chicago Riverwalk this summer as part of the city’s The Year of Public Art initiative.
- Broadway World, Jun 30, 2017
Theatre faculty member Vanessa Stalling will adapt and direct United Flight 232 for its return to The House Theater of Chicago this fall.
- Chicago Reader, Jun 29, 2017
Photography alum Rick Majewski ’11 captures how the predominantly immigrant communities of Pilsen celebrate the Fourth of July.
- Arkansas Business, Jun 28, 2017
After five years with the festival staff, film alum Jennifer Gerber ’04 will take on the role of interim executive director of the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.
- Chicago Tribune, Jun 28, 2017
Theatre alum and 2016 3Arts Award recipient Jess Godwin ’05 will perform popular Elton John songs on July 8th as part of a Goodbye Yellow Brick Road segment of the Artists Lounge Live series at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Jun 28, 2017
Theatre alum Aidy Bryant ’09 talks about the fun but demanding work of voicing the heroine of Danger & Egg, a 13-episode animated series to debut on Amazon June 30th.
- Broadway World, Jun 27, 2017
Theatre student Aaron Branch and alum Travis Kravitz ’13 star in The Miseducation of 55th Street, opening July 8th, which examines today’s racial and political climate with humor, poetry, and music.
- The Christian Post, Jun 25, 2017
Alum and faculty member Jonathan McReynolds ’11 “hopes to encourage the growth of artistic talent in higher education” by providing two $5000 scholarships to students in the African-American community.
- Radio Milwaukee, Jun 22, 2017
Photography alum Rashid Johnson ’00 uses materials such as shea butter, black soap, and white ceramic tile to explore themes of race, identity, and escape in an exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum through September 17th.
- Chicago Tribune, Jun 22, 2017
A “key player in a great era for Chicago hip-hop dominated by a new wave of MCs and producers,” former student Tahj Malik Chandler (Saba) plays the Mamby on the Beach festival this weekend.
- Marie Claire, Jun 22, 2017
The first female VJ on MTV Networks Africa, former student Fikile Moeti (DJ Fix) discusses how she founded the Fix Scholarship five years ago to contribute to society through arts and business.
- My Web Times, Jun 21, 2017
Alum and artist Bonnie Murphy Lecat ’89 commemorates Cubs legend Ernie Banks with a mural, displayed at the official Cubs team store in Wrigleyville.
- Chicago Tribune, Jun 19, 2017
Elizabeth, the restaurant helmed by celebrated chef and Creative Writing alum Iliana Regan ’05, is number nine on Phil Vettel’s list of 50 best restaurants in Chicago.
- Cultured Mag, Jun 19, 2017
Interdisciplinary Arts alum Jamillah James ’05 is a featured curator for her work at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, citing Art and Art History associate professors Debra Parr and Amy Mooney as mentors.
- Chicago Tribune, Jun 19, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Giancarlo Iannotta ’11 will screen his film My Country, a semi-autobiographical story set in Italy, at the York Theater on June 26.
- Her Campus, Jun 19, 2017
Former Business and Entrepreneurship student Michelle Cho is interviewed on her work engaging celebrities with the Humane Society and the importance of kindness in the animal rights movement.
- Culture Type, Jun 19, 2017
2017 Honorary Degree Recipient Kerry James Marshall’s Columbia commencement speech is profiled for discussing what awaits art students in the real world.
- Richmond Magazine, Jun 15, 2017
Sidewalk Chalk bassist and former student Josh Rosen, who met fellow band members while at Columbia, talks about touring in support of their fourth album An Orchid is Born.
- The St. Louis American, Jun 15, 2017
Television alum Crystal Martin ’09 joins the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation’s inaugural class of legislative research fellows.
- New York Times, Jun 14, 2017
Columbia's 2016 Honorary Degree Recipient and Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy K. Smith has been named the new poet laureate by the Library of Congress, the nation’s highest honor in poetry.
- Daily Herald, Jun 14, 2017
Theatre alum Jake Ganzer ’15 directs Spelling Bee for Summer Place Theatre, a Tony award-winning musical that invites audience members onstage to participate.
- Palacio, Jun 14, 2017
Journalist and alum Teresa Puente MFA ’15 is profiled for her recent immigration coverage in Time Magazine and her reporting on Chicago’s diverse communities.
- Windy City Times, Jun 14, 2017
Cinema Art and Science Associate Professor Dan Rybicky hosted the Chicago Community Trusts’s On the Table initiative, an event focused on ways to better foster LGBTQ inclusivity in cultural institutions.
- Chicago Tribune, Jun 13, 2017
Theatre alum Kelly Bolton ’04, who performs her one-woman show at the sixth annual Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, talks about finding “her home in comedy” at Columbia.
- DNAinfo, Jun 13, 2017
Music alum Matthew Muñiz ’03 and his music-scoring and teaching business is listed in a Pride month round-up of local LGBTQ-owned businesses.
- Vanity Fair, Jun 13, 2017
Theatre Assistant Professor Anne Libera explains that Stephen Colbert’s fascination with messiahs and epic narratives are part of what makes the comedian's Trump jokes so cutting.
- DNAinfo, Jun 13, 2017
Theatre alum Shea Couleé ’11 will compete for the top prize of America’s Next Drag Superstar as a finalist in this season’s RuPaul’s Drag Race.
- Sportskeeda, Jun 13, 2017
Theatre alum, actor, and WWE wrestler Aiden English ’10 uses his education and training in drama to enliven his WWE persona.
- Inside Higher Ed, Jun 09, 2017
Vice President for Strategic Marketing and Communications Deb Maue suggests ways in which higher ed institutions can develop exciting large-scale projects without losing focus.
- San Francisco Classical Voice, Jun 09, 2017
Columbia’s Center for Black Music Research librarian and research fellow Melanie Zeck essays on engaging and educating larger audiences on classical music of the African Diaspora.
- River Bender, Jun 09, 2017
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, former faculty member, and Columbia honorary degree recipient Gwendolyn Brooks’ birthday is celebrated with readings from local artists, writers, and performers.
- National Law Review, Jun 09, 2017
Columbia is recognized for its participation in the Chicago-based Entrepreneurs in Residence program, enabling foreign entrepreneurs to more easily obtain H-1B status.
- Robert Feder (Daily Herald), Jun 08, 2017
Former student and veteran Chicago newsman Craig Wall will be joining WLS-Channel 7 as chief political reporter.
- Fremont Tribune, Jun 07, 2017
Current Journalism student and youth motivational speaker Sarah Leeper is featured for her “inspiring and encouraging” message to student recipients of Fremont Health Foundation scholarships.
- Los Angeles Blade, Jun 07, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Julianna Brudek ’06 is profiled for developing her coverage of an anti-gun rally in Washington DC for her upcoming film Disarm Hate: The Documentary.
- San Francisco Classical Voice, Jun 07, 2017
Columbia’s Center for Black Music Research Fellow Melanie Zeck will write a series of articles on ignored or unknown black composers and musicians.
- Rolling Stone, Jun 06, 2017
Originally installed during the 2016 Wabash Art’s Corridor’s Big Walls exhibition, Eduardo Kobra’s mural of Muddy Waters will be commemorated during this year’s Chicago Blues Festival.
- Journal Times, Jun 05, 2017
Journalism student Jonathan Sadowski has joined The Journal Times as a news intern writing news stories, features, and social media posts.
- Irish Times, Jun 02, 2017
Music Composition for the Screen alum and violinist Emer Kinsella MFA ’16 is interviewed about her journey from Dublin to Los Angeles and her compositions featured in Jungle, the forthcoming film starring Daniel Radcliffe.
- Forbes, Jun 02, 2017
Communication alum Kymonee Cannon ’17 discusses her recent employment at Becker Logistics and the impact the Chicago Career 360 had on her professional preparedness.
- American Way Magazine, May 25, 2017
Library Communications Coordinator Norman Alexandroff discusses how the Wabash Arts Corridor's Big Walls have helped transform misconceptions about public art.
- Paginasiete, May 30, 2017
Cinema Art and Science Juan Carlos Valdivia's '87 2013 film Yvy Marley (Tierra sin Mal) will be screened at the Contemporary Latin America Film Show in Costa Rica to celebrate his work as a Bolivian filmmaker.
- News Dog, May 29, 2017
Humanities, History, and Social Sciences professor Stephen Asma uses examples of sports figures, philosophers, and artists to discuss how improvising can enhance a person's ability to adapt to a specific environment for success.
- ABC 7 Chicago, May 28, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship faculty member Andrea De Fraga shares valuable money tips for millennials, including: discussing finances, budgeting, and being reasonable about living expenses.
- Chicago Tribune, May 26, 2017
Cinema Art and Science student Kelsey Sante's six-minute film Reach, which tells the story of a young woman suffering from panic attacks, will screen at the 20th annual Dances With Films festival June 1-11 at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. More coverage at The Daily Herald.
- Broadway World, May 26, 2017
Theatre student Caroline Watson will perform in The American Revolution, a play recreating the historical fight for independence from Lexington to Yorktown at Theater Unspeakable from June 2-11.
- Create! Magazine, May 25, 2017
Former student Marco Miller discusses transitioning from a graphic designer to a painter and how his influences like Frida Kahlo help him grow as an artist.
- Hollywood Chicago, May 24, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship alum Rebecca Fons '08 discusses reopening the Iowa Theater and the cinematic history of major films like The Bridges of Madison County, which were filmed in her hometown of Winterset, Iowa.
- Idea Forge, May 24, 2017
Strategic Marketing and Communications email marketing manager Geoffrey Anderson discusses Glimmer, a social app he designed to be inclusive for users with disabilities, and how its international audience is helping build a strong community for its users.
- Chicago Defender, May 24, 2017
The Columbia College Chicago Doc Unit-produced Ramona, is profiled for its exploration of the career of reporter and transgender woman of color Ramona Hernandez-Perez.
- WTTW, May 23, 2017
The Museum of Contemporary Photography's #AiWeiwei exhibition, currently on display until July 2, is highlighted for the artist's political statements, activism, and use of social media to promote work like Leg Gun and Selfie.
- ESPN, May 19, 2017
Television alum and writer/actress Lena Waithe '06 discusses writing for Master of None, her love of basketball, and resistance through writing.
- KCET, May 18, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum and director Bucher Almzain MFA '15 is interviewed on his film The Outcast, screening at this year's Cannes Film Festival, and the value of bringing diverse cultural experiences to the big screen.
- Chicago Tribune, May 17, 2017
Former Theatre student Deanna Cascio discusses how studying theatrical makeup at Columbia led to her career as a makeup artist.
- Chicago Reader, May 17, 2017
Imagine Wanting Only This, an experimental graphic novel by Communication alum Kristen Radtke '08, explores loss in ways that "breaks the format wide open."
- Chicago Tribune, May 16, 2017
Fashion studies students Ashley Velazquez receives a $5,000 scholarship and Ashley Montemayor wins the People's Choice Award at Launch 2017: Driving Forward benefiting the Illinois Holocaust Museum.
- Billboard, May 16, 2017
Former student Chris Smith Jr. aka "Smino," discusses collaborating with local artists, the importance of Chicago's creative community, and the debut of his full-length album blkswn.
- Print, May 14, 2017
Design student Owen LaMay is interviewed on his favorite projects and future plans and is profiled for his illustrations, which center around films.
- Spoon University, May 13, 2017
Recent Television alum Hannah Paster '17 blends her media skills with her culinary expertise as social media manager for the Eastman Egg Co.
- Laredo Morning Times, May 13, 2017
Cinema Art and Science student Jamie Herrera Jr.'s upcoming film, Ampersand, is featured for its dramatic depiction of life in the border town of Laredo, Tx.
- DNA Info, May 11, 2017
Columbia's Interior Architecture Civic Engagement Studio students create renderings that would update the Broadway Armory into a modernized student teen hub for local residents.
- Columbia Journalism Review, May 11, 2017
Communication associate professor Jackie Spinner interviews photojournalist managing the internal conflicts they experience when capturing images depicting poverty, race, and extreme acts of violence.
- ABC 7 Chicago, May 10, 2017
Music student Jeremy Gentry performs on Windy City Live after becoming the first live-in "Musician-In-Residence" at the Exhibit on Superior.
- NWI Indiana Life, May 10, 2017
Television alum Matt Mclindon '14 discusses how video producing internships during his undergrad led to teaching interactive media, radio, and television at Lowell High School.
- DNA Info, May 10, 2017
Journalism alum Tonika Butler '03 photographs Englewood residents in their natural element, which are displayed on billboards and aimed at "redefining perceptions" of the community.
- Pen America, May 09, 2017
Creative Writing alum Hafizah Geter '10 interviews Kelly Forsythe '11 on Forsythe's debut book Perennial, which will be published in 2018, for Pen America.
- El Tiempo, May 09, 2017
Photography alum Angela Pulido '05 discusses her exhibition "Spatial Testimonies," which explores the effect of people displaced by violence and will open on May 27 at Galería Cafam de Bellas Artes in Colombia.
- Huffington Post, May 09, 2017
Creative Writing associate professor Sam Weller pens an article on the positive impact Columbia's untraditional and diverse campus had on his recent visit to Dimensions Academy.
- Broadway World, May 09, 2017
Theatre faculty member Andra Velis Simon is the musical director for On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, a play following a woman's attempt to quit smoking, which will premiere on May 9 at the Porchlight Theatre.
- Sports Skeeda, May 09, 2017
Theatre alum Matthew "Aiden English" Rehwoldt '10 is praised for his acting abilities on WWE after having an emotional outburst on SmackDown Live.
- Broadway World, May 08, 2017
Theatre alum Anna Rose Wolfe '15 will be performing an original solo performance piece in "Shefest," a semi-annual celebration of Chicago's queer female and non-binary artists on June 12.
- Chicago Tribune, May 05, 2017
Theatre professor John Green directs Sacred Sands: A Play for Voices, "a spoken word play recital" that explores the efforts to protect the unique natural resources of the Indiana dune region on May 14.
- Crain's, May 04, 2017
The late Richard Kiphart HDR '17, former chair of the Board of Trustees and 2017 Honorary Degree Recipient, is remembered by his wife for his philanthropic and social justice passions, which helped to establish their family foundation.
- Bozeman Daily Chronicle, May 04, 2017
Interdisciplinary Arts alum Eileen Tenney MA '92 conducts research on African-American artist Edmondia Lewis, who is known for her racially-themed sculptures, after purchasing the late artist's home.
- CNN, May 04, 2017
Alum Pablo Martinez Monsivais '94 discusses his experience photographing President Trump's first solo news conference, his most memorable moment since Trump's inauguration.
- Hollywood Chicago, May 04, 2017
Television alum Jose Vargas '85 discusses learning about filmmaking during his time as a student and how creating documentaries inspired the development of the 33rd Chicago Latino Film Festival.
- Contract Design, May 03, 2017
Columbia's first student center designed by Gensler will be a five-story, 114,00 square-foot collaborative space and features a bright interior common area, dance studios, and 800-person event room.
- The Global Awards, May 03, 2017
Columbia Advertising, Communication and Journalism students win the Young Globals Student Competition, where they collaborated to create a campaign to raise awareness on the connections between unhealthy food, diversity, and type 2 diabetes. More coverage at Little Black Book.
- Chicago Tribune, May 03, 2017
The Dance Center announces it's 44th season of contemporary dance, which includes the return of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, Doug Varone and Dancers, and more installments of the hip-hop mini festival B-Series. More coverage at Broadway World.
- LA Weekly, May 03, 2017
Interdisciplinary alum Jamillah James '05 discusses how she grew to love researching and engaging with art through the development of zines, radio shows, and house shows, which led to her curatorial career in Los Angeles.
- NPR , May 02, 2017
Interdisciplinary alum Samy Sabh '16, of hip-hop duo Bonelang, co-directs Michelada, a short film that deconstructs gender and identity in fashion, with Interdisciplinary student Dionne Walker.
- Chicago Tribune, May 02, 2017
Creative Writing faculty member Laurie Lawlor discusses the challenges of writing for children and the important part research plays in her writing process.
- Dallas News, May 02, 2017
The Wabash Arts Corridor is featured in Lonely Planet's new Street Art book for its large-scale murals and "ever-changing artistic landscape." More coverage at The Sacramento Bee.
- Chicagoist, May 02, 2017
Columbia’s new student center is announced with an early design by renowned architecture firm Gensler which is scheduled to debut in late 2018. More coverage at Chicago Reader.
- CT Now, May 02, 2017
Cinema Art and Science student Isaiah Terry will screen his short film Good St. Nick among international undergraduate students at the Trinity Film Festival on May 6.
- Daily Herald, May 02, 2017
Alum Kelsie Huff '03 talks about how a setback she had performing as a student helped develop her interest in improv, which led to working at The Second City and iO.
- WBEZ, May 01, 2017
English Senior Lecturer Jim DeRogatis discusses the impact of punk and indie-rock artists that emerged in the '80's as part of his ongoing series highlighting local artists who changed popular music.
- Chicago Tribune, May 01, 2017
Columbia's 2017 Honorary Degree Recipients are recognized for their achievements ahead of the Commencement ceremonies, including theatre director David Cromer, LGBT allies Judy and Dennis Shepard, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events commissioner Mark Kelly, and renowned painter Kerry James Marshall.
- Broadway World, May 01, 2017
Theatre alum Barry Norton '87 will co-direct Hairspray showing at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hal at North Central College from June 8—24.
- Interiors and Sources, May 01, 2017
Design student Kristi Rotunno shares how the role of designers has expanded to include more rigorous work for spaces like in-home offices.
- KBIA 91.3 FM, Apr 29, 2017
Alum Hale Ekinci '11 discusses how her experience as an immigrant and Turkish-born artist has changed over the last twelve years as part of "Displacement and Migration," open through May 20.
- DNA Info, Apr 28, 2017
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies Dawn Larsen gives her perspective on the ongoing dispute between Chris Devins and Gelila Mesfin, saying Devin's Michelle Obama piece doesn't fit into "found art."
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 27, 2017
Photography faculty member Allison Grant will curate "The Science of Film Then and Now," an exhibition showcasing the Keslow Camera and the evolution of 3-D movies and glasses, opening June 10.
- Variety, Apr 26, 2017
Columbia's Cinema Art and Science department is recognized as a leading film program for offering almost 200 undergraduate and graduate courses, its "diverse and comprehensive curriculum, and its extensive internship program.
- DNA Info, Apr 26, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Matthew Richmond '03 initiates a campaign to complete a documentary about local German restaurant "Brauhaus," and how owners Harry and Guenter Kempf established their business over 30 years ago.
- Lit Hub, Apr 26, 2017
Columbia is mentioned for its nationally recognized poetry journal and nonfiction periodical, both contributors to the literary community in Chicago.
- Pop Sugar, Apr 26, 2017
Alum and activist Angela Davis Fegan '15 discusses how she subverts gender stereotypes thorough letterpress printing and how venues like The Empty Bottle influence audience interactions with her Lavender Menace Project.
- Daily Herald, Apr 25, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Eric Anthony '09 works as a boom operator on local TV shows Empire, Chicago Fire, and Betrayal after learning the mechanics of sound mixing from technicians filming Public Enemies in 2009.
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 25, 2017
Members of the Columbia community are nominated for 2017 Jeff Awards, including associate professor Kendra Thulin, faculty member Michael Stanfill, accompanist George Howe, alum Ryan Bourque '09, and current students Tyler Franklin, Darren Patin, and Jon Martinez.
- DNA Info, Apr 25, 2017
Music student Jeremy Gentry discusses becoming the first live-in "Musician-In-Residence" at the Exhibit on Superior, where he will perform original compositions, take requests from apartment tenants, and live rent-free for a year.
- The Washington Post, Apr 24, 2017
Cinema Art and Science students Jonathan Levert and Marquise Davion share how former President Obama inspires them to create change in the community during a panel discussion at the University of Chicago. More coverage at Chicago Sun-Times and Standard Examiner.
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 24, 2017
Creative Writing part-time faculty member Randy Albers celebrates critic, essayist, and teacher Donna Seamen's contributions to writing ahead of her upcoming book release Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists.
- The Daily Nonpareil, Apr 24, 2017
American Sign Language associate professor K.Saunders performed a one-man comedy show at the Deaf Cultural Celebration held at the Iowa School for the Deaf, which aims to develop awareness of deaf culture.
- Broadway World, Apr 24, 2017
Theatre alum Coco Ree Lemery '12 is the recipient of "The Emerging Technical Collaborator Award" at the 24th Annual Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration for her work on over 500 projects.
- Reel Chicago , Apr 21, 2017
Columbia's Film Row Cinema will host the International Screenwriter's Association Master Series Seminar "TV Weekend From Concept to Studio Deal," which will discuss building a TV career within the Chicago film industry from May 5-7.
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 21, 2017
Creative Writing associate professor Eric May participated in the ChiTeen Lit Fest on April 21, where he led a workshop on making a living as a writer.
- Advocate, Apr 21, 2017
Fashion alum Laron Hickerson's '03 NoRal apparel fashion line is highlighted for its infusion of bold fabrics, pop culture elements, and innovative designs.
- Inquisitr , Apr 21, 2017
Columbia students and faculty are given the opportunity to attend a town hall meeting with former President Barack Obama regarding his post-presidential aspirations.
- Chicago Magazine, Apr 20, 2017
Students will compete and showcase their designs at the 16th annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence at Vintage Studios on April 28. More coverage at ABC 7
- Time, Apr 20, 2017
This year's Honorary Degree Recipient and renowned painter Kerry James Marshall is listed among Time's "100 Most Influential People" for his narrative paintings depicting the black experience, including his recent exhibition, Mastry.
- Baltimore Sun, Apr 20, 2017
Future student Kennedy Thompson discusses his career aspirations of working in musical theater after performing in local productions of West Side Story and Hairspray.
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 19, 2017
Communication student Maggie Curran receives recognition with the Carter D. Carroll Excellence in History Award for her essay about Che Guevara's autobiography The Motorcycle Diaries.
- Chicago Reader, Apr 19, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Arlen Parsa '09 shares his experience filming for his first feature-length-movie, The Way to Andina, which tells the story of his late grandfather's efforts to bring the 1933 opera, Three Spanish Dances, to Chicago Symphony Orchestra's stage.
- Chicago Inno, Apr 19, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship student Tyler Bradley receives "Social Entrepreneurship Initiative of the Year led By a Student"at the Future Founders first Entrepreneurship U awards for his contributions to the start-up community.
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 18, 2017
Dance Center founder Shirley Mordine remembers the late Trisha Brown and her contributions to the Chicago dance community, which included choreographing products that explored postmodern movement.
- Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Apr 18, 2017
Photography faculty member Brad Temkin has been named a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow for his photographs of contemporary landscapes, which have been featured in Aperture, Black & White Magazine, and European Photography.
- Vulture, Apr 17, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Daniel Kibblesmith '05 discusses his new comic series Quantum and Woody, a pair of interracial superhero brothers who grapple with racial tensions, superpowers, and family issues.
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 17, 2017
Design alum Ryan Blake '10 discusses how he used his past experience designing video games like "Man of Steel" and "World War Z" in his current job at Level Ex, where he designs anatomical simulations for doctors to study.
- Chicago Reader, Apr 17, 2017
Photography alum Darris Lee Harris '94 shares his experience photographing local abandoned buildings in the city after shooting the Homan Square Sears Power House.
- Elle.com, Apr 17, 2017
Communication alum Kristen Radtke '08 explores her family's medical history in her graphic memoir Imagine Wanting Only This, where she uses abandoned places to create a thumbnail history of the character's stories.
- Evanston Now, Apr 14, 2017
Cinema Art and Science part-time faculty member and alum Marc Menet ’03 will be honored at Oakton Community College’s first Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony for his work that has appeared on Showtime, PBS, NBC, and others.
- Broadway World, Mar 29, 2017
Dance alum Ann Marie Snow '12 designs Highland Park Players Triple Threat musical theater workshop program, which will provide children with "insights and coaching that will enhance their talents for musical theater auditions and performances."
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 14, 2017
Former Cinema Art and Science student Rhyan LaMarr adds to the trend of filming in Chicago with Canal Street, saying “there are certain stories that need to be created by people who are from Chicago.” More coverage at NewsDog.
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 14, 2017
Humanities, History, and Social Sciences professor Dominic Pacyga’s book Chicago: A History is cited in the case for the annexation of Chicago suburbs, which could help Chicago maintain its status as a "global city."
- Nylon Magazine, Apr 11, 2017
Former student Carmelo Cianflone discusses his new single "Sleepless" from his debut EP, Sessions, and how he's inspired by former artists like George Michael and Nirvana when creating music.
- Chicago Reader, Apr 10, 2017
Art and Art History associate professor Debra Parr discusses the relationship between art and scent at Dinner Party, an art exhibition where smells are used to create a sensory experience for the audience.
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 10, 2017
Theatre alum Sean Patrick Leonard '97 discusses the inspiration for Rockabye, a short film which deals with family and grief after a car accident leaves a father a single parent. More coverage at NewsDog.
- The New York Times, Apr 10, 2017
Humanities, History, and Social Sciences professor Stephen Asma shares how opening for blues legend B.B. King influenced his desire to experiment with improvising as a jazz and blues performer.
- Zimbabwe Today, Apr 10, 2017
Honorary Degree Recipient and Namibian President Hage Geinob HDR '94 will open the 58th Zimbabwe International Trade Fair, which will encourage business networking to promote industrial development on April 28.
- WBEZ, Apr 10, 2017
English Senior Lecturer Jim DeRogatis discusses the impact of rock musicians in the 60's and 70's as part of his ongoing series highlighting Chicago artists who changed popular music.
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 07, 2017
The Dance Center of Columbia debuts Liz Gerring's Horizon, a performance showcasing a continuous hour of dancing by Gerri's company of seven which combines modern dance with contemporary movements on April 7-8.
- Crave Online, Apr 07, 2017
The Museum of Contemporary Photography presents the #AiWeiwei exhibition which will trace the evolution of his work with 25,000 prints and digital images from significant bodies of work like Selfie, Leg Gun, and Weiweicam from April 13-July 2.
- Chicago Woman, Apr 01, 2017
The Dance Center will host the first Chicago appearance for the Liz Gerring Dance Company's Horizon, which features seven dancers performing multiple phrases simultaneously from April 6-8.
- The Daily Sentinel , Apr 06, 2017
Former Art and Art History student Scott Washkowiak's Palisade farm is profiled for his work in starting Field to Fork CSA with his wife Jessica.
- Wilson Times, Apr 06, 2017
Professor and Photography Department chair Peter Fitzpatrick heads up a workshop teaching local Wilson kids the basics of photography in conjunction with Eyes on Main Street, an outdoor photo festival.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Apr 06, 2017
The Museum of Contemporary Photography prepares for its highest attended show in anticipation of Ai Weiwei's first solo exhibition in Chicago, opening April 13. More coverage at Widewalls.
Photographer Krista Wortendyke Brings Her Violence-Awareness Project ‘Killing Season Chicago’ to AkronAkronist, Apr 06, 2017
Photography adjunct faculty member and Center for Community Arts Partnerships Teaching Artist Krista Wortendyke's work, Killing Season of Chicago, depicts the sites of local homicides from 172 victims in 2010 and will be featured at the University of Akron's Myers School of Art on April 14.
- KoKo, Apr 05, 2017
Former Marketing student Aleali May is featured for her work as image consultant, model, and fashion blogger with brands like Audi USA, Nike, and Adidas.
- Broadway World, Apr 05, 2017
Theatre alum Teagan Walsh-Davis '10 will perform in Carrier, a performance incorporating slam poetry as its primary medium to tell the story of family, memory, and legacy from May 5-June 9.
- Columbia Journalism Review, Apr 05, 2017
Journalism assistant professor Jackie Spinner writes on "Covering Trump's Vision of Chicago," a forum about how reporters cover the city's rising gun violence during a Trump presidency.
- Daily Herald, Apr 05, 2017
Cinema Art and Science adjunct faculty member Mark Schimmel participated in the "TV Academy Career Day" at Columbia on April 1, where television professionals discussed internships, educational requirements, and the need for local television jobs.
- Chicago Pride, Apr 05, 2017
Theatre alum Anne Epstein '07 discusses The Kid Thing, a play which experiments with an immersive theatre experience by hosting the performance in a residential living room.
- The Pie News, Apr 04, 2017
Cambridge Education Group is offering students conditional admission to partner institutions, including Columbia by providing English language preparation courses and counseling services to assist in applying to their university of choice.
- ABC 7 Chicago, Apr 03, 2017
Columbia's senior financial analyst Jessica Davenport Williams, Journalism alum Jazzy Davenport '10 and Khadijah Warfield discuss the importance of creating a space for women of color to interact and develop community in their organization, Black Women Break Bread. More coverage at She Knows.
- Inside Higher Ed, Apr 03, 2017
Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Communications Deb Maue shares various methods behind cultivating a productive and successful marketing team.
- WBEZ Chicago, Apr 03, 2017
Senior lecturer in English Jim DeRogatis discusses the rich tradition of Gospel in Chicago’s music history in his ongoing series “Chicago Music History 101.”
- Oshkosh Northwestern, Apr 03, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship alum Colleen Mares ’12 shares her experiences working as a manager for Chance the Rapper and the excitement around his return to Chicago for Lollapalooza.
- WTTW-TV (PBS Chicago), Mar 31, 2017
Photography alum Ervin A. Johnson ’12 speaks on his portrait series #InHonor, the physical process involved in creating them, and likening the series to “the resilience of the black spirit."
- Art of the Times, Mar 31, 2017
Dance associate professor Bonnie Brooks will moderate the "Living Dance Dialogue," where former Merce Cunningham Dance Company members will share their experiences of traveling, training and working in a rigorous company.
- Cleveland.com, Mar 31, 2017
English senior lecturer Jim DeRogatis is mentioned for his contribution on discussing how controversy and activism assisted in building Pearl Jam's music legacy in his book, Milk It! Collected Musings on the Alternative Explosion of the 90's.
- Chicago Tribune, Mar 30, 2017
Creative Writing associate professor Sam Weller pens an article contrasting the impact of losing librarians who serve as educational mentors in public schools with the fictional dystopia in Fahrenheit 451.
- Asian American Press, Mar 29, 2017
Theatre adjunct faculty member Joanie Schultz-Milioto directs Queen, a play which explores conversations surrounding climate change, race and friendship through two doctoral candidates seeking to protect the planet.
- Chicago Defender, Mar 29, 2017
English adjunct faculty member Stan West writes on his experiences while touring through the eastern side of Cuba during the Chicago-Guantánamo Blues Exchange.
- Advertising Health, Mar 29, 2017
Advertising, Communication and Journalism students are finalists for the Young Global Student Competition, where they collaborated to create a campaign to raise awareness on the correlation between unhealthy food, obesity and type 2 diabetes.
- Pittsburgh City Paper, Mar 29, 2017
Creative Writing alum Kayla Sargeson '12 first full-length poetry collection, First Red, is reviewed as "powerful" and "a kind of truth not meant for the timid."
- Sales For Life, Mar 28, 2017
Advertising associate professor Laurence Minsky guest writes about common mistakes companies are making when social selling and how to achieve overall sales and brand building successfully.
- BCTV, Mar 28, 2017
The Creative Writing Department's fiction publication, Hair Trigger, receives the 2017 Magazine Crown award for excellence in photography, concept and writing as a college print magazine.
- CBS Chicago, Mar 27, 2017
Communication associate professor Anne Marie Mitchell discusses how companies like United Airlines can use public relations to quickly respond to high profile stories before they reach social media.
- Chicago Reader, Mar 27, 2017
Alum Angela Davis Fegan '15 discusses the inspiration behind her Lavender Menace poster project, which combines queer-visibility politics with art objects and are easily displayed in locations like a bar or bathroom.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Mar 26, 2017
Theatre alums Joe Reitsma '08 and Cody Estle '11 will star as a couple dealing with marital problems while parenting their two sons after Hurricane Sandy wrecks their home in By the Water, currently showing at Northlight Theatre through April 23. More coverage at Chicago Tribune.
- Nylon, Mar 24, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship lecturer Alexander Fruchter shares how local hip-hop label, Closed Sessions, grew from rap blogging to a recording space that spotlights local and rising artists.
- Chicago Inno, Mar 24, 2017
Columbia will host the launch of "Startup Weekend Chicago for Creative Enterprises," which consists of 54-hour events designed to provide experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs from March 31-April 2.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Mar 24, 2017
Theatre alum Shea Couleé (Jaren Merrell) '11 discusses how drag has evolved over time and the influence of 1990's supermodels like Naomi Campbell, Iman and Grace Jones as inspiration for her personal style. More coverage at Chicago Tribune.
- Columbia Journalism Review, Mar 23, 2017
Journalism associate professor Sharon Boyd-Peshkin discusses how the rapid publication of online news has altered how magazines and online publications fact-check their sources when writing.
- Oly Arts, Mar 22, 2017
Alum Katherine Ayers '88 discusses adapting classic stories like Alice in Wonderland in theatre and how she incorporates folktales into her programming as interim director of Gwinwood Christian Camp.
- Billboard, Mar 22, 2017
Cinema Art and Science student and photographer Jake Osmun shares the biggest influences that helped develop his style and how he created relationships with artists like Vic Mensa, Kanye West and Justin Bieber.
- WTTW, Mar 21, 2017
Columbia is mentioned as a leading college in producing tech innovators and contributing to Chicago's new ranking on KPMG's 2017 Global Technology Innovation Survey.
- Hollywood Chicago, Mar 21, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Tari Segal '13 is honored at the Women in Film Chicago Focus Awards for her work as a cinematographer and discusses how collaboration improves production on set.
- The Hollywood Reporter, Mar 21, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alums John Corcoran '11 and Ram Getz '13 will co-write Teammate: My Life In Baseball, a film adaptation of Cubs catcher David Ross's upcoming book, which focuses on his 15-year career leading up to the 2016 World Series.
- Broadway World, Mar 20, 2017
Theatre adjunct faculty member Vanessa Stalling directs Hookman, a slasher comedy which explores grief and adolescence will premiere at the Steep Theatre on April 20.
- Broadway Word, Mar 17, 2017
Theatre adjunct faculty member Anthony Leblanc directs the creative team for The Magic Negro, a sketch comedy show which explores African-American representations in the media.
- Chicago Tribune, Mar 17, 2017
Columbia's Jazz Ensemble and Fusion Ensemble, led by Music lecturer William Borris, shared the stage with tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago.
- Chicago Tribune, Mar 17, 2017
Former student Malcolm Jones shares how his promotions company, Party in Peace, is "using the arts to change [the] surroundings" of East Chicago through music events.
- Chicago Reader, Mar 17, 2017
Ahead of his headlining performance at the Chicago Improv Festival from March 27- April 2, former student Scott Adsit shares how Chicago inspires him to encourage young improvisers to experiment with their craft.
- Chicago Tribune, Mar 16, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Eddie O'Keefe '09 will participate in the Chicago International Television Festival where he will premiere When the Street Lights Go On, a murder mystery narrated through the viewpoint of a 15-year-old-boy.
Assistant Director of Diversity Recruitment Precious Davis Reflects on Her "Say Yes to the Dress" ExperienceDaily Mail, Mar 16, 2017
Assistant director of diversity recruitment Precious Davis shares how her experience as the first transgender bride on TLC's Say Yes to the Dress helped share her authentic story as a trans woman who found love.
- DNA Info, Mar 16, 2017
Communication adjunct faculty member and Television alum Carmaine Means '02 discusses her experience as a black female photojournalist who uses a drone to capture videos and photos for CBS Chicago.
Pay Close Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain: 8 Things I Learned About Writing from Ray BradburyHuffington Post, Mar 15, 2017
Creative Writing associate professor Sam Weller shares eight creative secrets he learned in the 12 years he spent shadowing and writing as Ray Bradbury's biographer, which he incorporates into his workshops and crafts as a teacher.
- US News, Mar 15, 2017
Theatre associate professor Anne Libera discusses the use of satire in Saturday Night Live and how she teaches her Comedy Studies students to use it effectively.
- Crain's, Mar 15, 2017
Columbia will adopt a global entrepreneur-in-residence program which allows sponsorship for students to obtain H1-B visas and work in occupation with technical expertise. More coverage at Business Standard and Chicago Sun-Times.
- DNA Info, Mar 15, 2017
Theatre alum Shea Couleé (Jaren Merrell) '11 discusses her experience preparing for her upcoming role as a contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race and how the support of the local drag community has helped develop her craft. More coverage at Chicagoist
- Light and Sound America, Mar 14, 2017
Audio Arts and Acoustics associate chair and professor Benj Kanters will speak on a panel regarding how artists and engineers can sustain healthy hearing and how to prevent damage at South By Southwest on March 17. More coverage at Living Design Online.
- NBC Chicago, Mar 14, 2017
Columbia Fashion students participated in a week-long challenge from the Department of Aviation to create fashionable looks from recycled airline materials, which will be on display at O'Hare for the month of March.
- WGNTV, Mar 13, 2017
Alum Ruben Aguirre '02 discusses the impact of the Wabash Arts Corridor murals, which adds vibrancy to the South Loop and features murals from Illustration alum Heidi Unkefer '13 and Photography alum Don't Fret '10.
- QC Online, Mar 11, 2017
Future student Maya Esparza is selected as an Illinois finalist in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program for her fundraising efforts with Keys for Kids, which benefits patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
- DNA Info, Mar 10, 2017
Former student Scott Adsit will headline the 20th annual Chicago Improv Festival and will perform "Messing with a Friend" with former Second City castmates on March 31 at The Annoyance Theater.
- Jazz In Europe, Mar 10, 2017
Music adjunct faculty member and vocalist Typhanie Coller performed from her new album Call It Magic, which featured a live ensemble, original scores and familiar covers.
- Chicagoist, Mar 10, 2017
Creative Writing associate professor Don DeGrazia co-writes The Creatives, a pop-opera stage production with playwright Irvine Welsh which features music from Iggy Pop, New Order, Simple Minds, Oasis and Chance The Rapper.
- The Intelligencer, Mar 09, 2017
Theatre alum '95 and Honorary Degree Recipient Chester Gregory HDR '15 will reprise his role as Berry Gordy for Motown the Musical, which tells the story behind Motown legends shaping America through music.
- Franklin Favorite, Mar 09, 2017
Journalism alum Megan Purazrang '13 shares how her experience interning at NBC Chicago and the Chicago Sun-Times provided the skills for her new role as the Franklin Favorite's editor.
- The Herald Palladium, Mar 09, 2017
Cinema Art and Science professor Doreen Bartoni and associate professor Daniel Rybicky will lead a panel discussion following the screening of the documentary Sonita, which tells the story of Sonita Alizadeh escaping a forced marriage.
- DNA Info, Mar 08, 2017
Alum Kelsie Huff '03 discusses creating her new web series The Open Mic to showcase Chicago comics and why building jobs for local writers, talent and improv clubs is vital to the success of comics.
- We Are Moving Stories, Mar 08, 2017
Chicago Feminist Film Festival writers, directors and filmmakers share the importance of creating films that represent diversity, culture and community for mainstream audiences.
- The Hollywood Reporter, Mar 07, 2017
Cinema Art and Science associate professor Kevin Cooper will produce Bury the Lead, a drama based on a journalist fabricating a compelling news story in his attempts to gain a Pulitzer Prize. More coverage at Screen Mag.
- Broadway World, Mar 07, 2017
Photography professor Dawoud Bey will speak about his latest projects as part of The Arnold and Augusta Newman Lecture Series in Photography on March 30 at the University of Miami.
- The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Mar 07, 2017
Honorary Degree Recipient and poet Gwendolyn Brooks HDR '64 will be honored with a centennial tribute celebration at The University of Chicago from April 6-8 in honor of the 100th anniversary of her birth.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Mar 06, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Jordan Vogt-Roberts '06 discusses how despite being from the Midwest, studying film at Columbia allowed him to pursue his dream of directing major motion pictures in Hollywood. More coverage at Yahoo! News.
- Chicago WTTW, Mar 06, 2017
Dance associate chair and professor Paige Cunningham Caldarella reflects on the mental and physical challenges of being a Merce Cunningham dancer (2000-2004) for Merce Cunningham: Common Time, on display through April 30 at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
- ABC 7 Chicago, Mar 04, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship alum and actress Nadine Velazquez '01 discusses her new History Channel series Six, which explores the lives of Navy Seals, and how she implements her Chicago roots into her characters.
- Daily Local, Mar 04, 2017
Former student Jen Burnley's BYOB fragrance lab Scent and Sip allows customers to socialize while crafting personalized scents in Lansdale, PA.
- The New York Times, Mar 03, 2017
Theatre student Megan Magensky and Journalism students Bianca Cahue and Maria Cardona share their experience interviewing retirees who reflect on advice they would give their younger selves regarding financial responsibility.
Tony Award-Winning Actor Ben Vereen Brings a Night of Career Highlights to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 5/21Broadway World, Mar 03, 2017
Honorary Degree Recipient Ben Vereen HDR '95 will perform favorite songs from his Broadway career including music from Pippin and Jesus Christ Superstar at The Ridgefield Playhouse on May 21.
- Chicago Crusader, Mar 03, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship student Brianna Davis serves as sister Kianna Davis' muse in Only the Good II, a painting featured in the 2017 Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.
- The New York Times, Mar 02, 2017
Alum Rashid Johnson '00 partners with three African-American artists to purchase the residence of civil rights icon Nina Simone as an act of art, politics and the desire to preserve her legacy.
- Chicago Tribune, Mar 02, 2017
Photography adjunct faculty member Cecil McDonald explores various themes around human interaction and experience in a world of haves and have-nots in a set of programs entitled "Stuff" as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival.
- Chicago Tribune, Mar 02, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship lecturer Cara Dehnert Huffman is profiled for her work as a volunteer fundraiser, audience developer and advocate for the Goodman Theatre.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Mar 02, 2017
The Museum of Contemporary Photography will open acclaimed artist Ai Weiwei's first Chicago solo exhibition on April 13, which will feature photo-based works and his current activism on social media.
- Chicago Tribune, Mar 02, 2017
Marketing Communications email marketing manager Geoffrey Anderson discusses Glimmer, a social app he designed to be inclusive for users with physical and cognitive disabilities. More coverage at The Star Online.
- The Register-Mail, Mar 02, 2017
Former Cinema Art and Science student Jacob Reeder discusses launching his graphic design business ON11 Design Co. and how designing concert posters led to creating artwork for Iron Spike Brewing Co.
- Third Coast Review, Mar 02, 2017
Humanities, History, and Social Sciences assistant professor Michelle Yates shares data on the small amount of highest-grossing films directed by women in the past ten years.
- Daily Herald, Mar 01, 2017
Center for Community Arts Partnerships teaching artist Polly Yates exhibits work and conducts a workshop with students March 1-17 as part of the 2017 Women in the Arts program at Woodlands Academy.
- The New Yorker, Mar 01, 2017
Creative Writing alum Hafizah Geter's '10 poem The Break-In is published in the March 6 issue of The New Yorker.
- Rochester City Newspaper, Mar 01, 2017
American Sign Language associate professor Jim Van Manen partners with internationally known artist Ann Silver to create Silver Moon Brand, a partnership advocating for inclusion of Deaf art in creative communities and academia.
- The Chicago Reader, Mar 01, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship alum Ivan Pryor '12 discusses his sound engineering work with local artists as part of the hip-hop collective and indie label Private Stock.
- Portage Life, Feb 28, 2017
Music alum Jeff Clayton '05 discusses working as the production manager for The Venue at Horshoe Casino where his work with artists like Tony Bennett earned him the 2016 RISE Award for Excellence.
- Rebellious Magazine, Feb 27, 2017
Humanities, History and Social Sciences assistant professor Michelle Yates and Cinema Art and Science assistant professor Susan Kerns discuss community and diversity of film in preparation for the Chicago Feminist Film Festival from March 1-3.
- Business of Fashion, Feb 27, 2017
Columbia is listed among the top 50 departments for its global influence, learning experience and long-term value of the degree to prepare for a successful career.
- WBEZ, Feb 26, 2017
Music student Bailey Ring discusses solidarity for the transgender community during a protest rally after President Trump removed protections for transgender students in public schools. More coverage at WMOT Roots Radio.
- Kansas City, Feb 25, 2017
Alum Rashid Johnson '00 shares why using domestic materials such as soap, butter, mirrors and tiles help complicate the narratives of his poetic exhibition, Hail We Now Sing Joy at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
- Chicago Tribune, Feb 24, 2017
Columbia will host the "One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest Screenings, Awards, + Reception" on March 4 which will show films focused on soil erosion, deforestation and wildlife protection.
- Broadway World, Feb 24, 2017
Theatre adjunct faculty member Thomas Pasculli co-creates Mother of Smoke, a play addressing how we respond to violence and its existence in our daily lives, premiering March 23 at The Broadway at Pride Arts Center.
- American Press, Feb 24, 2017
Art and Art History alum Samantha Vandeman's '05 solo exhibition No Vacancy featuring photos of deserted hotel interiors, opened at McNeese State University on February 23.
- Hyper Allergic, Feb 23, 2017
Interdisciplinary alum Jamillah James '05 reflects on how encouragement from her professors influenced her first exhibition curation, which combined homemade instruments, sound and art.
- Broadway World, Feb 23, 2017
Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity, which opened at The Museum of Contemporary Photography in 2015, will debut at Lowe Art Museum February 23.
- Chicago Tribune, Feb 22, 2017
Columbia will host the North Super Regional College Improv Tournament, which will feature 15 teams competing in front of a live audience on February 25.
- Chicago Tribune, Feb 22, 2017
The Fifty Couples Over Fifty photo exhibition, which first opened at The Museum of Contemporary Photography, is now being featured at the Three Crowns Park senior center in Evanston until February 27.
- PEN America, Feb 22, 2017
Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Aleksandar Hemon receives the PEN Open Book Award for his 2016 book-length work How Did You Get Here?: Tales of Displacement.
- Asian American Press, Feb 22, 2017
Honorary Degree Recipient Lorenzo Harris HDR '13 will perform in Flash, which blends Japanese and African-American culture through Hip-Hop and Butoh dances.
- Literary Hub, Feb 21, 2017
Distinguished Writer-In-Residence Aleksandar Hemon essays on his experience grappling with violence during Trump's presidency.
- Columbia Journalism Review, Feb 21, 2017
Communication and Media Innovation assistant professor Jackie Spinner discusses how politicians are avoiding their constituents and bypassing the press by substituting social media platforms for town hall meetings.
- Broadway World, Feb 20, 2017
Interdisciplinary Arts alum Eduardo Vilaro's '99 choreography will be featured in Ballet Hispánico en Familia which celebrates Latin America dance and culture on March 11 at The United Palace of Cultural Arts.
- WTTW, Feb 20, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Ronit Bezalel '99 will premiere her film 70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green on PBS, which details the history of the Cabrini Green Chicago housing development. More coverage at Minnesota Spokesman-Reporter.
- Portland Tribune, Feb 17, 2017
Theatre adjunct faculty member Michelle Milne directs Brontë, a promenade show detailing the lives of the Brontë sisters as they overcame isolation and sexism to become world-renowned writers.
- Notimerica, Feb 17, 2017
Radio and Television alum Guillermo González Camarena '51 is celebrated on his birthday for contributions to radio transmission and introducing color television to Mexican audiences.
- Broadway World, Feb 17, 2017
Theatre student Kyla Norton and alum Teagan Walsh-Davis '10 perform in Nevermind, It's Nothing, a show combining slam poetry, spoken word and sketch comedy at the Ensemble Theatre February 17- March 24.
- Chicago Tribune, Feb 16, 2017
Future Cinema Art and Science student Sam Olson discusses how the production of his documentary The Maroon Tradition reflects the history of his high school and town of Elgin, Illinois.
- Chicago Tribune, Feb 16, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship student Kevin Niesmen gives his opinion on the popularization of selfies over the last few years.
- WGN TV , Feb 16, 2017
Theatre alum Almanya Narula '16 stars in the action-packed adaptation of Captain Blood at the First Folio Theatre January 26- February 26.
- Chicago Inno, Feb 16, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship adjunct faculty member Jaime DeMedici speaks at the "How To Make It In Chicago's Creative Industries" panel about networking and motivation among the creative community.
- The Financial Brand, Feb 15, 2017
Communication and Media Innovation associate professor Laurence Minsky's book The Activation Imperative is cited for discussing brand-building as a strategy for engaging with customers for financial success.
- Vogue, Feb 15, 2017
Former Fashion student Sheila Rashid discusses how her love of graphics evolved into creating the overalls that have become a staple in Chance The Rapper's wardrobe.
- Animation Career Review, Feb 15, 2017
Columbia's animation program is listed as one of the top 25 programs in the Midwest based on connections with industry professionals, academic reputation and geographic location.
- Inquirer.Net, Feb 15, 2017
Former Cinema Art and Science student Jay Españo receives the 2016 Diamond Award for Mahal, a short film detailing a retiring musician's reunion with his disease-stricken wife.
- South Side Weekly , Feb 14, 2017
Columbia joins other Chicago institutions in making statements reaffirming their commitments to an inclusive and diverse student body in response to President Trump's Executive Order on immigration.
- Essay Daily, Feb 13, 2017
Adjunct faculty member and alum Toni Nealie pens an essay on the complexities of being an international writer after President Trunmp's Executive Order on immigration.
- Daily Herald, Feb 13, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship associate professor Jerry Brindisi and assistant professor Justin Sinkovich discuss how social media backlash places pressure on artists to make their political views public.
- Asian American Press, Feb 11, 2017
Cinema Art and Science associate professor Ron Falzone will moderate the Asian Pop-Up Cinema Season March 1-May 3 at AMC River East 21.
- ARTnews, Feb 10, 2017
Retired Art and Art History associate professor and artist McArthur Binion has been selected for the Venice Biennale, opening May 13.
- Chicago Tribune, Feb 09, 2017
Photography alum Alicia Diamond '12 returns to her alma mater at Joliet Central High School to lead a workshop assisting students with professional cameras.
- Broadway World, Feb 09, 2017
The Dance Center will conclude its season with the debut of the Liz Gerring Dance Company on April 6, which explores non-narrative and abstract movement.
- DNA Info , Feb 08, 2017
Communication and Media Innovation alum Tonika Johnson '03 collaborates with painter Adrienne Powers for Everyday Rituals, which captures positivity in the lives of Englewood residents.
- Whittier Daily News, Feb 08, 2017
DEPS director Neysa-Page Lieberman will curate Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerilla Girls in the Art World and Beyond, an exhibition showcasing feminist art from the past 30 years.
- Seattle Times, Feb 08, 2017
Photography professor Dawoud Bey participated in a panel of jurors for the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, which celebrates American portraiture in any medium.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Feb 07, 2017
Photography adjunct faculty member and Pulitzer Prize winner John White remembers the late Jack Lenahan for his work ethic, devotion and commitment to helping out his colleagues.
- Chicagoist, Feb 07, 2017
Radio alum Gregory Alexander '98 writes Textbook Beatles after years of research and historical study of the band's influences, origins and impact on pop culture.
- Aeon, Feb 06, 2017
Humanities, History, and Social Sciences professor Rami Gabriel discusses the psychology behind self-help books and why the popular genre has gained prominence in mainstream culture today.
- Chicago Reader, Feb 06, 2017
Columbia's Cinema Slapdown series returns to Film Row Cinema on February 8 to screen Deadpool.
- WGN Radio, Feb 06, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship alum Ryan Duggan '05 discusses the release of his book Dare to Be Stupid and developing his career as a screen printer for local indie musicians.
- NBC News, Feb 06, 2017
Former Theatre student Sam Bailey directs Brown Girls, a Chicago-based web series receiving praise for celebrating women of color, friendship and queer people. More coverage at Chicago Reader and Chicago Magazine.
- Broadway World, Feb 06, 2017
Theatre alum Chester Gregory '95 will reprise his role as Berry Gordy in Motown The Musical, which features more than 50 classic hits such as "My Girl" and "Aint No Mountain High Enough."
- Daily Herald, Feb 06, 2017
Design alum Brian Dettmer '97 discusses how he uses engineering skills to transform dying books into living sculptures by cutting the pages and tweezing the edges. More coverage at WSPYNews.
- Crave Online, Feb 04, 2017
Former student Carlos Rolón blends family history with his Puerto Rican culture by combining painting, sculpture and video in Imperial Nail Salon (My Parent's Living Room, 1976).
- American Towns, Feb 03, 2017
Design alum Harold Mendez '00 will be featured in the Hudson Showroom at Artpace for his work addressing relationships between transnational citizenship and memory.
- NWI Times, Feb 03, 2017
Art and Art History alum NaTanya Stewart '14 assisted in organizing the Gary Poetry Project, a zine that the Calumet Artist Residency is sponsoring to pay poets to lead public and private workshops.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Feb 02, 2017
Columbia contributes $8,000 to the Chicago Star Scholarship which offers two years of free City Colleges tuition to local highs school students.
- Inlander, Feb 02, 2017
Business and Entrepreneurship alum Amie Engerbreston '10 discusses transitioning from a college graduate to a sponsored ski athlete and how her bond with her father impacts her career.
- Columbia Journalism Review, Feb 02, 2017
Communication and Media Innovation assistant professor Jackie Spinner praises the Chicago Tribune for investigative reporting and collaboration in their "Dangerous Doses" series.
- Patch, Feb 01, 2017
Future student Ariana Stevens shares how her theatre background and performances at The Grauer School influenced her choice to study at Columbia.
- DNA info, Feb 01, 2017
Cinema Art and Science student Ethan Clerc documents the "Last Great Synagogue" and explains how he incorporates urban explorations of abandoned buildings into his short films.
- ABA Bank Marketing, Feb 01, 2017
Communication and Media Innovation assistant professor Laurence Minsky's book The Activation Imperative is credited for providing research on digital billboard success.
- Broadway World, Feb 01, 2017
Columbia partners with Lyric Opera for the Chicago Voices Concert, which celebrates the city's diverse music heritage with performances from Michelle Williams, John Prine and Renée Fleming.
- DNA Info, Jan 30, 2017
The Center for Black Music Research previews a clip of Midway: The Story of Chicago's Hip-Hop at the Chicago History Museum's program "Hip-Hop: How the City Inspires the Sound" on January 31.
- The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Jan 31, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Idris Goodwin '00 is the recipient of the Blue Ink Playwriting Award which assists the careers of budding playwrights.
- Daily Herald, Jan 31, 2017
Art and Art History alum Tatiana Weinstein '97 discusses how she plans to implement a strategic plan to connect with residents and the community at Lisle Library.
- Daily Herald, Jan 30, 2017
Communication and Media Innovation alum Kristin Crowley '06 is honored with a regional Emmy Award for "Outstanding Achievement for News Programming" with WREX 13 news team.
- Walworth County Today, Jan 26, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Holly De Ruyter '06 will show her film Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club as part of the Winterfest celebration in Lake Geneva February 4.
- Chicago Tribune, Jan 26, 2017
Creative Writing associate professor Don DeGrazia discusses working on Creatives, a play inspired by Iggy Pop, Oasis and Happy Mondays premiering February 19 at the Chicago Theatre Workshop. More coverage at The National.
- WGN, Jan 25, 2017
Theatre alum Jess Godwin '05 performs a selection from her upcoming concert "Muses," showing at Steppenwold Theatre on January 28.
- DNA Info, Jan 24, 2017
Future student Josani Lopez receives inspiration for success from mentor Kelly Medina who works with College Possible Chicago, a nonprofit pairing college graduates with low-income high school students.
- Proud Green Building, Jan 24, 2017
Photography adjunct faculty member Brad Temkin documents green rooftops and sustainable design strategies in his exhibition Rooftop: Second Nature at the Gage Galley from February 9-May 6.
- Inside Higher Ed, Jan 24, 2017
Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Communications Deborah Maue shares her professional New Year's resolutions and advocates to embrace change in higher ed.
- Nebraska Today, Jan 23, 2017
Photography adjunct faculty member and Museum of Contemporary Photography Curator Allison Grant will give a guest lecture as part of Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series at the University of Nebraska.
- South Florida Times, Jan 19, 2017
Music adjunct faculty member Jonathan McReynolds incorporates his faith when teaching all genres of music to his students and discusses his crossover appeals as a gospel artist.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Jan 19, 2017
The Dance Center is recognized for presenting highly anticipated performances from Ballet de Lorraine February 11-12 and the Malpaso Dance Company of Havana March 9-11. More coverage at ChooseChicago.
- Chicago Reader, Jan 19, 2017
Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Aleksandar Hemon and Design associate professor Ivan Brunetti comment on the future of creative arts under Donald Trump.
- Madison Magazine, Jan 19, 2017
Communication and Media Innovation alum Saiyna Bashir '15 shares how her move from Pakistan to the US was pivotal for her journalism career.
- Fader, Jan 19, 2017
Student designers are praised for their collaboration in developing condom dispensers which are now available in Chicago public high schools.
- Daily Chronicle, Jan 18, 2017
Design adjunct faculty member Renee Ramsey-Passmore juried an exhibition featuring 2-D and 3-D media from the Kishwaukee College Art Gallery Student Art Show.
- Modern Luxury, Jan 18, 2017
Modern Luxury goes behind the scenes with Studio Gang, the architectural firm behind Columbia's state-of-the-art Media Production Center, and examine their unique model-making shop.
- Daily Southtown, Jan 18, 2017
Theatre adjunct faculty member Lori Klinka will discuss elevator speeches and formal presentations at the Chicagoland Speakers Network Business Communication Symposium on January 26.
- Chicago Tribune, Jan 18, 2017
Theatre alum Aidy Bryant '09 shares how her SNL Halloween sketch about a night out with the girls was inspired by an experience she had as a Columbia student.
- The Chicago Reader, Jan 18, 2017
The Lyric Opera of Chicago will host an expert panel and master classes February 2-4 at Columbia's Music Center where they will discuss social, career planning and vocal health. More coverage at Chicago Tribune.
- The Morning Call, Jan 17, 2017
Humanities, History, and Social Science professor Stephen Asma shares thoughts on how faith-driven people cope with challenges preceding the inauguration of Donald Trump.
- New City Design, Jan 17, 2017
Fashion Studies student Krystal Ptacek discusses how she applies the Apparel Evaluation course to her personal shopping style and the career aspirations she has in the industry.
- ACRL Insider, Jan 17, 2017
The Association of College and Research Libraries awarded the Columbia Library with the 2017 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award for creativity, experimentation and engagement with student culture.
- Village Voice, Jan 17, 2017
Creative Writing associate professor Aleksandar Hemon shares his experience finding out the results of the 2016 Presidential election.
- Software Advice, Jan 17, 2017
Communication and Media Innovation associate professor Laurence Minsky outlines the similarities and differences between drip and blast email marketing, and when one is more beneficial than the other.
- Study Breaks Magazine, Jan 16, 2017
Comedy Studies students Charolette Kennett and Kearney Fagan explain how their final project for a class at The Second City led to creating, writing and performing in their LGBTQ web series Chapstick.
- Reel Chicago, Jan 17, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Antonio Hernandez '13 is the cinematographer for the web series, Mad Scientists Consortium, which follows five Chicago-based mad scientists seeking world domination.
- New York Times, Jan 14, 2017
Creative Writing associate professor Samuel Park writes about poring over statistics and survival odds during his cancer treatment.
- LA Review of Books, Jan 14, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Jose Orduna talks about his journey towards US citizenship and the immigration system in his novel The Weight of Shadows: A Memoir of Immigration and Displacement.
- Reel Chicago, Jan 13, 2017
Communication and Media Innovation alum Meiling Jin's '14 comedy sitcom Chop Chop TV Show will premiere on January 22nd.
- USA Today, Jan 13, 2017
Humanities, History, and Social Science adjunct faculty member Rozell "Prexy" Nesbitt discusses Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech and the effects it had on the civil rights leader. More coverage at Truly Viral News
- Columbia Journalism Review, Jan 13, 2017
Communications and Media Innovation assistant professor Jackie Spinner discusses the challenges local press can encounter when interviewing high profile subjects, such as President Barack Obama.
- Los Angeles Times, Jan 13, 2017
Former Communication and Media Innovation student Michelle Monaghan '99 reflects on her role as an internal affairs detective in Sleepless, and how her devotion to her job contrasts from the matriarchal stereotype. More coverage at Stars and Stripes.
- Broadway World, Jan 25, 2017
Theatre alum Almayna Narula '16 will perform in the world premiere stage adaptation of Captain Blood, an action-packed love story set in the Caribbean showing January 28- February 26 at the First Folio Theatre.
- Shenandoah Valley Now, Jan 23, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Jarred Hill '09 shares how meeting former President Barack Obama inspired community engagement in the Chicago Clean Power Coalition and Topless America.
- Media Group Live, Jan 12, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Michael David Lynch '05 reflects on the films that inspired his career and how producing The Dark Knight Rises led to directing his first film Dependents Day.
- Chicago Reader, Jan 11, 2017
Former Cinema Art and Science student Nell Taylor's Read/Write Library develops community for local artists through reader engagement, discussion on civil liberties and advocating diversity within literature.
- Chicago Reader, Jan 11, 2017
Former Cinema Art and Science student Jeff Zimmerman discusses how being a political artist can ignite misunderstanding within audiences who don't agree with his abstract acrylic-paint murals.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Jan 11, 2017
Former Communication and Media Innovation student Michelle Monaghan '99 shares how she incorporates her journalism degree into selecting movie roles during the premiere of her new film Sleepless.
- Red Eye Chicago, Jan 11, 2017
Art and Art History alum Jessica Egan '12 talks about her brand Little Fire Ceramics and sculpting plates, bowls, and bud vases being used in Elske, a Nordic-influence restaurant in the West Loop.
- The Suburban Times, Jan 10, 2017
Photography professor Dawoud Bey judged the triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, whose winners will be featured at the Tacoma Art Museum February 4- May 14.
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The Dance Center's presentation of "Ballet de Lorraine Works by Merce Cunningham & others" is highlighted as a must-see production for Chicago Theatre Week, happening from February 9-19.
- Paper Magazine, Jan 10, 2017
Former Communication and Media Innovation student Isis Marshall discusses creating the Chicago-based zine Isis Nicole and how blogging/interviewing led to its publication.
- Broadway World, Jan 10, 2017
Columbia will host "The Expert Panels and Master Classes" series where vocalists headlining the Chicago Voices Concert will teach master classes and moderate panel talks on vocal health, pedagogy and the business of music.
- Dance Magazine, Jan 10, 2017
The Dance Center hosts the Malpaso Dance Company, a Cuban company with new work by choreographer Aszure Barton, on March 9.
- American Theatre, Jan 09, 2017
Theatre alum Khanisha Foster '02 is recognized for community conversations, pride in her multiracial heritage, and directorial skills in her next production Intimate Apparel, premiering in March.
- Broadway World, Jan 09, 2017
Theatre alums Amanda Newman '07 and Michael SaMarie George '13 star in the ensemble cast for Saturday Night Fever, showing at Drury Lane Theatre January 19- March 19.
- Broadly, Jan 09, 2017
Cinema Art and Science assistant professor Susan Kerns discusses how Meryl Streep's Golden Globes speech will impact feminists and how it reflects the confidence of women in Hollywood.
- Deadline, Jan 09, 2017
Television alum Lena Waithe's '06 series The Chi, a coming of age-story following interrelated characters in the South Side, receives a series pickup from Showtime.
- Indian Country Media Network, Jan 07, 2017
Audio Arts and Acoustics alum Frank Waln '14 is praised for his accomplishments as a graduate of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program which assists students of color with financial assistance for college.
- Chicago Tribune, Jan 06, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Jessica Harve's 05 exhibition Arrows of the Dawn investigates experiments in utopian living through the Byrdcliffe Colony January 17 to February 10 in Joliet.
- JConline, Jan 05, 2017
Theatre student Jarett Majer stars in the independent film The Things We've Seen, premiering January 28, which follows the fallout of a mill set on fire in a rural town during economic instability.
- Troy Daily News, Jan 05, 2017
Art and Art History student Colleen McCulla will be featured in the exhibition stARTed in Troy: Artwork from Troy High School Alumni, showcasing graduates with fine art careers.
- Rochelle News-Leader, Jan 05, 2017
Cinema Art and Science alum Coleman Ranahan '12 released his first feature film Lost Signals, which follows two best friends moving from Chicago to Los Angeles.
- DNA Info, Jan 05, 2017
Creative Writing associate professor Eric May will participate in The Frunchroom on January 19, a reading series featuring reporters, poets, DJs and lawyers exploring the South Side through storytelling.
- Daily Herald, Jan 04, 2017
Television student Anthony Amant receives the Crystal Pillar Student Achievement Award for Athletes of the Week: Matt Fletcher and Evan Kirk, which highlights athletes who are also veterans.
- South Side Weekly, Jan 04, 2017
Columbia's Hokin Gallery Exhibition In the Circle: Chicago Footwork past works (spotlighted) the history and future of Chicago footwork from The Era, a South Side footwork crew.
- Chicago Now, Jan 03, 2017
Communication and Media Innovation alum Meiling Jin '14 creates Chop Chop TV Show, a sitcom reflecting the millennial experience through an Asian and lesbian protagonist.
- Broadway World, Jan 03, 2017
Theatre adjunct faculty member Vanessa Stalling and Music alum Matthew Muñiz '03 are the newest members of The House Theatre of Chicago,which develops original stories and stagecraft.
- Dance Magazine, Jan 01, 2018
School of Fine and Performing Arts Dean and Dance Professor Onye Ozuzu discusses the effects of increased access through the internet, which she sees as “a mode of cultural transportation, which both expands what dancers make and can have the effect of homogenization."
- Huffington Post, Dec 30, 2016
Creative Writing associate professor Sam Weller writes about his affinity for Charles Dickens holiday classic A Christmas Carol and his children's first experience watching the stage adaptation at the Goodman Theatre.
- Huffington Post, Jan 02, 2017
Creative Writing associate professor Sam Weller argues that the genre of Rock is "not dead" by analyzing the instrumentals in Scott Sorry's album When We Were Kings.
- Chicago Tribune, Dec 30, 2016
Prospective student Jake Youngman discusses production of his first feature film, which focuses on a nonprofit conservation Christian organization and the lawsuits from its former followers.
- DNA Info, Dec 29, 2016
Theatre alum Allyson Gonzalez '09 will perform at the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival after creating her own puppets out of shipping boxes and newspapers.
- The Hechinger Report, Dec 29, 2016
President Kwang-Wu Kim writes on the professional future of young creative's and how business skills are vital to the success of students at Columbia.
- DNA Info, Dec 24, 2016
Former Design student Elise Swopes teaches clients like Nike, Burger King, Amazon and Adidas to make incredible art using an IPhone after her success on Instagram.
- Chicago Tribune, Dec 22, 2016
The Dance Center will host the Malpaso Dance Company of Havana, which showcases Cuban contemporary dance with "Indomitable Waltz" and "24 Hours and a Dog," in March.
- Chicago Tribune, Dec 22, 2016
Business and Entrepreneurship Lecturer Alexander Fruchter's record label Closed Sessions is recognized for contributions to the local hip-hop community.
- Columbia Journalism Review, Dec 20, 2016
Communication and Media Innovation assistant professor Jackie Spinner discusses investigative reporting after Trump barres Rafael Sánchez from covering his Carrier Deal in Indianapolis.
- Broadway World, Dec 20, 2016
Theatre adjunct faculty member Ryan Bernier will direct Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno, a revenue promoting diversity and strength amongst a divided nation.
- Tercera Vía, Dec 20, 2016
Former Design student Paola Ávalos developed "The same side," a campaign on social networks to create political discussion among friends with opposing views.
- DNA Info, Dec 20, 2016
Photography alum Mike Killion '10 photographs the joys of surfing in Lake Michigan's ice-cold waters near Northwest Indiana.
- The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Dec 19, 2016
Communication and Media Innovation associate professor Lillian Williams-Starks explores how faculty interaction, internships and student organizations lead to the success of minorities in journalism.
- Broadway World, Dec 16, 2016
Theater Senior Lecturer Stephanie Shaw will perform in The Livingroom, a series bringing solo artists and directors together to perform autobiographical stories based on a theme.
- Chicago Splash, Dec 15, 2016
Former Cinema Art and Science student Franco Campanella, known for his "squiggle" line pattern, receives the opportunity to create original installations for Bud Light and Red Bull TV.
- New City, Dec 15, 2016
Fashion Studies adjunct faculty member Nena Ivon discusses her career in fashion and working with over 150 international designers and the transformation of Chicago's evolving fashion community.
- American Theatre, Dec 15, 2016
Theatre alum and adjunct faculty member Joanie Schultz '00 is named artistic director for the WaterTower Theatre, where she will work with both new works and classics in the worlds of theatre and opera. More coverage at CultureMap
- Variety, Dec 15, 2016
The Music Department's Composer-in-Residence Heather Mcintosh is recognized for her electronic score in the indie film Rainbow Time and speaks about the progressiveness of gender equality for women composers.
- Record Eagle, Dec 13, 2016
Fashion Studies alum Annie Zimmeran'11 will oversee inventory for her bridal boutique One Oak Bride, a store focusing on non-traditional wedding gowns.
- Chicago Tribune, Dec 13, 2016
Cinema Art and Science student Julio Lopez outlines the statistics of homeless veterans and how Columbia's Student Veteran Society is fundraising through their 24 hour sleep out event.
- DNA Info, Dec 13, 2016
Photography associate professor Gregory Foster-Rice analyzes a photo of Al Capone dressed as Santa and determines it has been altered amid public speculation of it's legitimacy.
- Chicago Tribune, Dec 11, 2016
Members of the Student Veteran Society spend 24 hours outside in the Sculpture Garden to raise awareness for homeless veterans and provide funding for the Remake the World Veteran Center.
- The Chicago Crusader, Dec 09, 2016
Former faculty member and Columbia Links Advisory Board member Lynn Norment will be honored by the National Association of Black Journalists for her contributions to journalism and public relations.
- Chicago Tribune, Dec 09, 2016
Creative Writing alum Jennifer Drinka '03 is honored for her commitment to the Antioch Public Library where she digitalized the card catalog, increased floor space and built community programs.
- Columbia Journalism Review, Dec 08, 2016
Communication and Media Innovation assistant professor Jackie Spinner describes throwing out her syallbi in order to educate her students on the current state of objectivity in journalism.
- OLY Arts, Dec 08, 2016
Art and Art History alum Jessica Spring '02 discusses how Dead Feminists, a collection of broadsides and vignettes, honors women who made significant contributions to humanity through social justice.
- Portland Tribune, Dec 08, 2016
Prospective student Gavin Urbana shares how applying for financial aid and college preparatory classes are providing fiscal options so he can study audio engineering at Columbia.
- ITR Portal, Dec 08, 2016
Director of Infrastructure Services Mark Las discusses the new integrated DWDM system connecting all 10 Columbia sites which will provide reliable, high-speed data transmission. More Coverage at EIN NewsDesk.
- Windy City Media Group, Dec 07, 2016
Interim Chair of Dance and Theatre and associate professor Peter Carpenter participates in a discussion on how AIDS changed America and the future of health care under Donald Trump.
- Chicago Tribune, Dec 07, 2016
The Dance Center's "Portrait of Myself as My Father," by Nora Chipaumire is named one of the best dance performances of 2016 for it's narrative on race, sex, and black manhood.
- Tuscaloosa News, Dec 06, 2016
Dance adjunct faculty member Kyle Seguin discusses performing as a Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker and combining the traditional story with updated choreography.
- WGN Radio, Dec 06, 2016
Communications and Media Innovation alum Mary Mitchell '91 moderates a discussion with Cook County Sheriff, Tom Dart and Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department Eddie T. Johnson on aggression in law enforcement.
- Reel Chicago, Dec 05, 2016
Music assistant professor Kubilay Uner will be recording a symphonic score for Mercury in Retrograde, an indie drama from Chicago writer/director Michael Glover Smith.
- WGN Radio, Dec 05, 2016
Theatre alum Behzad Dabu '08 discusses how opportunities at Columbia assisted his theatrical career before performing in the hit series How To Get Away With Murder.
- Complex, Dec 04, 2016
Former music student Tahj Malik Chandler shares how the Young Chicago Author's program performing at Wicker Park's YouMedia Center developed writing skills for his music.
- Daily Herald, Dec 04, 2016
Design alums Katie Wagner '16 and Anna Soltys '03 work with award-winning artist Rahmaan Statik to beautify the Village of Rosemont with 43 murals that honor great artists like Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, and Vincent Van Gogh.
- WGN Radio, Dec 02, 2016
Creative Writing associate professor Sam Weller and students Carlos Douglas Jr., Jade Moreno, and Bella Crum are interviewed about how curiosity help guide artistic creation in the "Chicago:City of Stories" class.
- The Boombox, Dec 02, 2016
Business and Entrepreneurship alum Lilianna Kryzanek '12 discusses being a female artist in the music industry and advocating against sexism, misogyny, and rape culture in her music.
- Herald Review, Dec 02, 2016
Communication and Media Innovation alum Chris Coates '04 shares his perspective on advocacy in journalism after being hired as the new editor of the Herald & Review.
- Effingham Daily News, Dec 02, 2016
Theatre alum Orrin Keown '16 will star in A Swingin' Little Christmas, a comedy featuring holiday classics like "White Christmas," "This Christmas," and "Let It Snow."
- DNA Info, Dec 01, 2016
Creative Writing alum Iliana Regan '05 will open Kitsune, a Japanese-inspired restaurant featuring traditional style flavors with Midwestern ingredients.
- Chicago Tribune, Dec 01, 2016
Columbia will co-sponsor an event pairing the film Grand Illusion with Nick Macdonald's book In Search of La Grande Illusion: A Critical Appreciation of Jean Renoir's Elusive Masterpiece.
- South Side Weekly, Nov 30, 2016
The Center for Black Music Research partners with the creators of Midway Documentary to further develop its hip-hop archive consisting of 1970s graffiti and independent rappers.
- Windy City Media Group, Nov 30, 2016
Fashion Studies alums Kelvin Harris '14 and Kayla Katz '16 participate in Strut, an annual fashion show which fundraises for The South Side Help Center and brings awareness to World Aids week.
- The Grio, Nov 30, 2016
Business and Entrepreneurship alum Mike "Orie" Mosley '10 writes on the growing popularity of African-American storytelling in films and television.
- Chicago Tribune, Nov 30, 2016
Mark Kelly, former VP of Student Success and recently appointed Comissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, reflects on how Columbia prepared him for his new role.
- Injustice Watch, Nov 30, 2016
Cinema Art and Science adjunct faculty member Francine Sanders reports on the complex relationship between Chicago police and civilians.
- Broadway World, Nov 28, 2016
Theatre alum Jon Martinez '16 directs and choreographs Tonya and Nancy: The Rock Opera, a musical depicting the ice skating scandal between Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan.
- Chicagoist, Nov 28, 2016
Audio Arts and Acoustics alum Frank Waln '14 assists the water protectors at Standing Rock by performing in the Mni Wiconi: Water is Life benefit festival.
- The St. Louis American, Nov 23, 2016
Cinema Art and Science alum and head of animation effects for Disney's Moana Marlon West '85 discusses the importance of diverse animation in the film and the authentic portrayal of Pacific Island culture that would connect with audiences.
- Billboard, Nov 23, 2016
Former student Che' "Rhymefest" Smith's interaction with Chicago police motivated him to create citywide programs focused on social justice within the community.
- Chicago Tribune, Nov 22, 2016
Creative Writing associate professor Shawn Shiflett discusses the true events of race riots, boycotts and gang violence which inspired his novel Hey, Liberal!
- Pacific Standard, Nov 22, 2016
Audio Arts and Acoustics alum Frank Waln '14 reflects on learning the historical narrative of Native Americans as a student growing up and channeling the frustration of stereotypes, and genocide into his music.
- WTTW, Nov 21, 2016
Communication and Media Innovation assistant professor Jackie Spinner describes the election's impact on journalists to report accurate news despite public perception and scrutiny. More Coverage at Columbia Journalism.
- Chicago Tribune, Nov 21, 2016
Music alums James Bence '12 and Molly Robinson '12 reflect on meeting as students and how their friendship led to releasing their self-titled EP, Bittersweet Drive.
- Photo District News, Nov 21, 2016
Photography professor Dawoud Bey shares how his interaction with Harlem over 40 years inspired capturing the changing physical landscape in his exhibition, Harlem Redux.
- Vibe, Nov 21, 2016
Music student Amare Symonè discusses the meaning behind her EP Glass Windows, and why being vulnerable reinforces honesty in her music, lyrics, and poetry.
- Chicago Reader, Nov 21, 2016
The Center for Black Music Research is working to archive music, photographs, videos, and posters to educate audiences Chicago's hip-hop culture for the production of the film Midway: The Story of Chicago Hip-Hop.
- The Westerly Sun, Nov 20, 2016
Creative Writing alum Claire Cooney '06 wins the World Fantasy award for hr short story collection Bone Swans: Stories, saying winning felt like she had "stepped into an alternate universe."
- NWI Times, Nov 19, 2016
Incoming student Leon Valdez II shares how he plans to use a multidisciplinary approach to build his brand and entrepreneurial skills at Columbia.
- Chicago Magazine, Nov 18, 2016
Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly audited a Columbia broadcasting class to build reporting skills as she transitioned from lawyer to journalist.
- WTTW, Nov 18, 2016
Former student Henry Boyd discusses how his expectations of Indian food were transformed after dining at Chicago Curry House on the restaurant review show Check, Please!
- Brentwood Home Page, Nov 18, 2016
Incoming Cinema Art and Science student Aaron Mirtes was a finalist in C-SPAN's StudentCam Documentary Competition for his work on "In Sickness and In Healthcare," a film focusing on the Affordable Care Act and its future.
- Red Eye Chicago, Nov 18, 2016
Columbia Quidditch team co-captains Matt Coyle and Chloe Streif outline the basics of playing the game on the ground instead of in the air.
- Time, Nov 18, 2016
Humanities, History and Social Sciences professor Stephen Asma outlines the literary connections between JK Rowling's recent book and Aristotle's Historia Animallium.
- Essence, Nov 17, 2016
Columbia participates in a campus tour via Snapchat which allows prospective students to virtually visit the campus in preparation for college applications.
- Chicago Tribune, Nov 16, 2016
Television alum Lena Waithe '06 discusses her new series Chiraq,which will depict complex stories of race and survival in a city filled with daily violence. More Coverage at The Morning Call
- Daily Herald, Nov 16, 2016
Dance student Nautica Turner describes why artistic expression can substitute for communication during "Arts as A Catalyst: Chicago Youth Speaks," hosted by the I Am We arts organization.
- WBEZ, Nov 15, 2016
Senior Lecturer Jim DeRogatis writes how art assists during controversy after participating in the Chicago Book Expo tribute to the late film critic Roger Ebert and remembering songwriter Leonard Cohen.
- The Huffington Post, Nov 15, 2016
Cinema Art and Science graduate student Hernán Olivera helps pen a letter from Fulbright Scholars expressing concern about Donald Trump's promise to cancel the J-1 visa program and its potential effects on international relations. More Coverage at WOW
- DNA Info, Nov 15, 2016
Senior Financial Analyst Jessica Davenport Williams and Communication and Media Innovation alum Jazzy Davenport '10 co-found Black Girls Break Bread, an organization created to empower black women through open discussion in a judgement-free space.
- Daily Herald, Nov 14, 2016
Cinema Art and Science adjunct faculty member Margaret Byrne discusses the financial strain filming Raising Bertie, and how seven years of production with her characters impacted her storytelling.
- Broadway World, Nov 14, 2016
Theatre alum Krystal McNeil '09 will perform in Bootycandy, a coming-of-age-tale following a man seeking to identify beyond conventional labels of race and sexuality.
- WBEZ, Nov 14, 2016
Comedy Studies director and assistant professor in Theatre Anne Libera shares her thoughts on political satire and its use in Saturday Night Live during the election season.
- Daily South Town, Nov 14, 2016
Photography adjunct-faculty member Cecil McDonald will present a multi-media installation in Allow Room for an Artist at the Beverly Art Walk featuring work by local artists.
- Truth Dig, Nov 14, 2016
Theatre student Molly Beckett shares a statement on peacefully protesting and the impact it has on how she views her future.
- The Beachwood Reporter, Nov 12, 2016
The Creative Writing Department hosted the Chicago Book Expo, a literary event where publishers and local authors provide workshops, panels, and discussions on writing within the city.
- River Cities Reader, Nov 12, 2016
Audio Arts and Acoustics student Rasul Freelain is honored by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois for outstanding work exemplifying academic excellence. More Coverage at eNewsParkForest
- Chicago Tribune, Nov 11, 2016
Center for Black Music Research librarian Janet Harper discusses the use of quilts on the Underground Railroad as an example of art impacting communities affected by violence.
- Chicago Tribune, Nov 11, 2016
Creative Writing associate professor Shawn Shiflett shares how he used the traumatic and violent experiences of his past to write his novel Hey Liberal!
- DNA info, Nov 11, 2016
Andrea Lewis, best known for her acting roles in Degrassi and Cadet Kelly, will host a panel at Columbia discussing being a black actress in Hollywood and how to create original content.
- Harvard Business Review, Nov 10, 2016
Communication and Media Innovation associate professor Laurence Minsky writes on the benefits of social media in the workplace through "social selling," a strategy which enhances professional relationships, networking, and sharing educational content.
- DNA Info, Nov 10, 2016
Former student John Coleman connects with the South Side neighborhood through his fitness center geared toward providing opportunities for success with personal training and mentorship.
- Money News, Nov 08, 2016
Business and Entrepreneurship adjunct faculty member Andrea de Fraga created the Evolve Planner to assist students in financially responsibility and budgeting. More coverage at Houston Chronicle and Times Union
- Media Live Group, Nov 08, 2016
Communication and Media Innovation alum Joe Wright '06 describes his experience winning the grand slam ball from the Cubs during game six of the 2016 World Series after a life-long affinity for the team.
- Daily Herald, Nov 08, 2016
Former Cinema Art and Science student Sam Kretchmar discusses how his transition into cinematography led to the production of his first film Keep in Touch, premiering Friday.
- Chicago Tribune, Nov 04, 2016
Tere O'Connor utilizes house music and dream logic in his current performances Undersweet and Transcendental Daughter, currently showing at the Dance Center. More coverage at Third Coast Review
- Monsters and Critics, Nov 04, 2016
Theatre adjunct family member Kirsten Fitzgerald is lighting up television with roles on Sirens, Chicago Fire, ER and most recently as Maria Walters on Fox's hit series The Exorcist.
- Chicago Defender, Nov 04, 2016
Alum Angel Simmons '09 wins Live Out Loud Charity's Ms.Worldwide USA Ambassador and will work to spread awareness on suicide prevention, anti-bullying, and character development. More coverage at Atlanta Daily World.
- Hollywood Chicago, Nov 03, 2016
Cinema Art and Science student and Driftless Film Festival Director Eve Studnicka discusses how she is expanding the Wisconsin festival "beyond the screen."
- Town and Country, Nov 03, 2016
Columbia is named one of the most liberal colleges in America, based on student reviews compiled by Niche, an education institution data company.
- Audiology World News, Nov 03, 2016
Audio Arts and Acoustics Associate Chair Benj Kanters describes the benefits of using in-ear monitors to prevent music-induced hearing loss.
- The Hindu, Nov 02, 2016
Cinema Art and Science alum, actor and producer Sumanth '96 talks about the importance of seeking out quirky, original scripts instead of waiting for them to come to him.
- The Wichita Eagle, Nov 02, 2016
Creative Writing associate professor and Ray Bradbury biographer Sam Weller will participate in the Wichita Big Read on November 5th.
- Michigan Daily, Nov 02, 2016
Former music student Thelonious Martin gives an interview on his new EP- Late Night Programming, inspired by old-school beat tapes, and his involvement with television network Adult Swim.
- ABC 7 (Chicago), Nov 01, 2016
Theater alum Behzad Dabu '08 honed his acting skills in the Midwest before landing a big role on primetime television.
- Chicago Reader, Nov 01, 2016
Television alum Lena Waithe'06 describes how she's using her Chicago childhood as material for a new pilot commissioned by Showtime.
- Deadline, Oct 31, 2016
Cinema Art and Science professor and chair Bruce Sheridan's program CitizenEyes will create heavy engagement with young voters on November 8th by giving on-the-ground-coverage via social media.
- The New York Times, Oct 30, 2016
Theatre alum Josh Salt '14 will star in the Broadway revival of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, an adaptation of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos novel which provides complex ideas of sexual consent, competition, and charm amidst the opposite sex. More coverage at Playbill
- Broadway World, Oct 29, 2016
Television alum Lena Waithe '06, who currently stars on the Netflix series Master of None, will discuss television writing at the Chicago Humanities Festival and her experience co-creating Showtime's newest drama The Chi.
- Publishers Weekly, Oct 28, 2016
Creative Writing alum Julia Fine '16 received a book deal with Harper Collins for her debut novel, What Should Be Wild, which is described as a "modern gothic fairy tale."
- Time Union, Oct 28, 2016
Alum Stephan Wagner '94 was inducted into The Society of Innovators for curriculum based on BEAD TOWN, a community project using recycled materials for a non-traditional learning experience. More Coverage at BioPortfolio
- Global Awards, Sep 30, 2016
Communication and Media Innovation professor Laurence Minsky is interviewed on his advertising student’s winning campaign and how he fosters creativity in the classroom.
REGISTER NOW: Chicago Toy & Game Group Announces First-Ever Young Tech Challenge Presented by Spin MasterChicago Tribune, Oct 26, 2016
Columbia partnered with the Young Tech Challenge to push the boundaries of design inviting inventors to showcase original tech ideas for industry professionals.
- Anime News Network, Oct 26, 2016
Music alum Alexander Burke '05 will participate in Skip Beat!, an English dub compilation album set for North American DVD/Blue-ray release this fall.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Oct 26, 2016
Design Assistant professor Chris Arnold wants his new adult coloring book The Chicago Coloring Book – Landmarks and Hidden Gems to help “improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem.
- Film Independant, Oct 26, 2016
Cinema Art and Science alum Luz Agudelo Gipson ’08 is named a fellow at the Producing Lab, where she will work on her film Girl With Child about an Ecuadorian teenage girl traveling with her toddler.
- News Herald, Oct 26, 2016
Photography alum Tim Campos ’10 will perform his one-man show based on his time at the Ford Motor Company’s assembly line in Detroit at Theatre Nova in Ann Arbor from October 27-30.
- Kansas City Star, Oct 26, 2016
Missouri state House Representative and alum Kevin Corlew ’95 seeks a second term and cites failing infrastructure and low standards for state-issued identification as some of the biggest issues facing Missouri.
- DNAinfo, Oct 26, 2016
Art and Art History adjunct faculty member and artist Mathew Wilson seeks to create work that “deals directly…with immigration” for his CTA “L” Diversey station commission.
- South Side Weekly, Oct 26, 2016
Theatre alum and Pulse Theater artistic director and cofounder Aaron Mitchell Reese ’12 has been brought on to eta Creative Arts Foundation to “try to break the archetypes of traditional theater.”
- Sun Star CEBU, Oct 26, 2016
Former Theatre student Matteo Guidicelli speaks on his recent success as he prepares for his first major concert in his hometown of Cebu City, Philippines.
- Morning Shift (WBEZ), Oct 26, 2016
Associate professor of English Brendan Riley explains how zombie preparedness can help the public think about real-life problems like massive virus outbreaks.
- DNAinfo, Oct 26, 2016
Creative Writing alum and Beverly author Dennis Foley MFA ’02 talks about his role in editing and collecting the recently published We Speak Chicagoese which includes 33 short stories and poems from 28 area authors.
- Indiewire, Oct 26, 2016
Cinema Art and Science alum and Food, Inc. executive producer Diane Weyermann MFA ’92 says her continued desire to work with documentaries stems from her interest in “people and the human condition."
- ABC Denver 7, Oct 26, 2016
Photography alum Ervin A. Johnson ’12 is interviewed on his mixed-media portrait series #InHonor and how his aggressive process mimics the violence done to black bodies.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Oct 22, 2016
Creative Writing associate professor Shawn Shiflett's new novel, Hey, Liberal! gives a perspective of the civil rights movement based off of Shifflett's personal experience with integration as a teenager.
- Green Bay Press- Gazette, Oct 21, 2016
Business and Entrepreneurship student Olive Upstone explains why voting early in her hometown of Green Bay helps calm election day anxieties.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Oct 20, 2016
Communication and Media Innovation student Alexandra Olsen pens an article regarding the rally outside Chicago Police headquarters on the second anniversary of Laquan McDonald's death.
- Commercial Integrator, Oct 20, 2016
Audio Arts and Acoustics adjunct faculty member Jeremy Caldera guides students in InfoComm's course on the basics of AV integration.
- Chicago Tribune, Oct 20, 2016
English faculty member Jim DeRogatis discussed the influence of punk music and how it led to the success of bands like the Ramones, Sex Pistols, and Blondie.
- Windy City Times, Oct 19, 2016
In honor of National Coming Out month, Theatre alum Conor McGarry '16 reflects how his experience led to acting roles that embraced being and its impacts on his career.
- Chicago Tribune, Oct 19, 2016
Vocalist, producer and Theatre alum Krystal Metcalfe '08 discusses how she takes charge with her music by writing and arranging each piece.
- Salon, Oct 19, 2016
Star of ABC sitcom "Dr. Ken" and former student Suzy Nakamura values the diversity of stories being told in prime time entertainment. More coverage at The Washington Times.
- Where Traveler, Oct 19, 2016
The Museum of Contemporary Photography is “the leading photography museum in the midwest” for its iconic permanent collection and exhibitions revolving around social justice.
- WNBA, Oct 19, 2016
Communication and Media Innovation associate professor Shanita Akintonde is named a WNBA #RedefinePossible winner for her creation of Women Who R.O.A.R.R. (Reject Oppression and Reclaim Respect), which offers workshops and seminars designed to instill female empowerment.
- Chicago Sun-Times , Oct 19, 2016
Choreographers Samantha Speis and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar are awarded Best Choreography for the Dance Center’s “Walking with Trane.”
Yay! Nigerian Artist Iké Udé’s “Nollywood Portraits: A Radical Beauty” Will be Exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Photography This MonthUncova, Oct 18, 2016
Nigerian artist Iké Udé celebrates African celebrities in Nollywood Portraits: A Radical Beauty which will be exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Photography from October 20- December 23
- Chicago Tribune, Oct 17, 2016
Sherwood Community Music School instructor Kimberly Jones will perform in "An Evening of Gershwin," a concert honoring the rhapsody and opera of the late composer.
- A.V. Club, Oct 17, 2016
Communication and Media Innovation alum Becca James '11 reviews Kup's Chicago and Promising Young Women, which explore Chicago's "storied history of great journalism."
- Daily Dead, Oct 14, 2016
Cinema Art and Science alum John McNaughton '71 discusses filming Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer in Chicago and how his minor in photography influenced scene locations.
- The Daily Eastern News, Oct 16, 2016
Creative Writing alum Jamie Newell '05 will read in the annual Nancy Hennings Memorial Poetry Reading, featuring Midwest poets and writers.
- Broadway World, Oct 14, 2016
Theatre alum Matt Taylor '00 will give his 12th performance at the premiere of Vonnegut, USA, an adaptation of five Kurt Vonnegut short stories.
- New City Stage, Oct 14, 2016
New York-based artist Nora Chipaumire will debut work Portrait of Myself as my Father, which explores black African masculinity in a makeshift boxing ring, at the Dance Center of Columbia.
- Syracuse.com, Oct 13, 2016
Theatre alum and actor Michael Kurowski '16 understudies for three different roles in the touring production of Once.
- Crain's Chicago Business , Oct 12, 2016
The Seldoms dance troupe brings media innovation, cyberspace, and a new narrative on warfare in their highly anticipated performance at the Dance Center of Columbia.
- Chicago Tribune, Oct 11, 2016
Cinema Art and Science student David Wilczynski shares his love for film, screenwriting, and how his professional aspirations of working in Hollywood led him to Columbia.
- Chicago Tribune, Oct 11, 2016
Columbia students used their creative talents in collaboration with United Airlines on the successful 'upcycling' initiative designing eco-friendly luggage that sold out in two hours.
- Englewood Portal, Oct 11, 2016
Communication and Media Innovation alum and Englewood resident Tonika Johnson '03 is a featured artist in the Englewood Art Fair, using her photography to challenge the stereotype that all residents are criminals or victims of violence.
- American Council of Science and Health, Oct 11, 2016
Communication and Media Innovation alum and journalist Ana-Marija Dolaskie '11 explains the scientific phenomenon of color pigmentation in leaves during the fall season.
- The New York Times, Oct 11, 2016
Photography professor Dawoud Bey's exhibition Harlem Redux, featured at the Stephen Daiter Gallery, depicts, the vivid details of the transforming urban life in Harlem's Marcus Garvey Park and and neighborhood gentrification.
- Metro Rd, Oct 11, 2016
Former student Hector Ramses Jimenenz discusses his professional journey as a Latino actor in Hollywood and how he received the opportunity to star in AMC's Fear the Walking Dead.
- BET, Oct 10, 2016
Music part-time faculty member and alum Jonathan McReynolds '11 is interviewed about his love for gospel and teaching music to students regardless of their religious background.
- Daily Journal, Oct 10, 2016
Business and Entrepreneurship alum Rebecca Meyer '04 is the newest senior manager in circulation for the Daily Journal where she will play an integral part in the publication's print and digital platforms.
- Salon, Oct 08, 2016
Audio Arts and Acoustics alum Frank Waln '14 shares his experience creating politically charged subject matter regarding his Native American ancestry ahead of his new song "7," set to be released on Indigenous People's Day.
- Times Union, Oct 06, 2016
The Community for Accredited Online Schools identified Columbia as on of the best four year arts schools to attend in 2016-2017 for its wide variety of program options and affordability. More coverage at Benzinga.
- New York Upstate, Oct 06, 2016
Theatre alum Behzad Dabu '08 is heating up ABC's How to Get Away with Murder with his character Simon Drake causing social media buzz among viewers.
- Asian American Press, Oct 06, 2016
Cinema Art and Science professor Ron Falzone will host the Asian Pop-Up Cinema festival which celebrates diversity of Asian cinema with films from Tibet, Indonesia, Korea, China, Taiwan, and Japan.
- Eastern Group Publications, Oct 06, 2016
Journalism associate professor Elio Letura explains the use of Latinx and how he teaches his students to use the pronoun to identify gender fluidly between men and women. More coverage at Montevideo.
- Chicago Tribune, Oct 06, 2016
Comedian Issa Rae challenges Columbia film students to transcend the racial boundaries of television by encouraging them to use internet platforms like YouTube to tell stories that extend to a larger demographic.More coverage at Cable One.
- Chicago Reader, Oct 05, 2016
Cinema Art and Science student Nikki Houston shares why she uses the 1970's as inspiration for her fashion choices in Street View, a fashion series spotlighting trendy styles in Chicago.
- Chicago Tribune, Oct 05, 2016
Dance alum Philip Elson ’11 “forges bravely ahead” in his new work, “The Fifth,” running October 13 – October 15 at the Dance Center. More coverage at Chicagoist.
- Chicago Tribune, Oct 05, 2016
Part-time Theatre faculty member Lori Klinka will lead “Snapshots to Success: Living One Frame at a Time” at this year’s Women Inspiring Success Event on October 13.
- DNAinfo, Oct 05, 2016
Former Dance student and newly appointed Joffrey Ballet teaching artist Dani Jo Williams shares how dance has helped her overcome both health and emotional issues.
- NWI Times, Oct 05, 2016
Communication and Media Innovation alum Daniel Zar '15 discusses how his time as a student helped develop skills as a weekend morning show producer for Fox 17 News.
- Reformer, Sep 30, 2016
Cinema Art and Science alum Angela Snow '06 shares the experience of creating her film-in-progress, a documentary titled Mortality of Dreams, a bilingual narrative about "returning to one's roots."
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 30, 2016
Part-time Design faculty and printmaker Erik Beehn shares how growing up in a Las Vegas Travelodge influenced his latest exhibition House Sitting, on display at Platform in Evanston and opening on October 1.
- Time Out Chicago, Sep 30, 2016
Comedy Studies director and assistant professor of Theatre Anne Libera will join Bob Saget at the Museum of Contemporary Art to discuss how comedy shapes and bends to the zeitgeist. More Coverage at Chicago Now.
- eNews Park Forest, Sep 30, 2016
Photography professor and artist Judy Natal will showcase her project Another Storm Is Coming and screen her videos Breathed on the Waters and Storm Redux in her keynote address at the first Chicago Climate Festival.
- Madison - St. Clair Record, Sep 30, 2016
Communication and Media Innovation alum Christopher Bonjean ’02 has been appointed the director of communications and public information for the Illinois Supreme Court.
- South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Sep 30, 2016
Actor and former Cinema Art and Science student Niki Fridh is interviewed on the wide variety of roles she’s taken with husband and actor Matt Stabile.
- Flock U, Sep 30, 2016
Columbia is noted for its English course Zombies in Popular Media, which explores the history, significance and representation of the zombie as a figure in horror and fantasy literature.
- Mass Appeal, Sep 30, 2016
Former Cinema Art and Science student and Detroit musician Darnell Williams’ new single, which transforms his negative experiences into "horn-blaring" confidence, is debuted.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 29, 2016
Art and Art History part-time faculty member Sonya Baysinger has a candid Q&A regarding her personal interests in books, pets, and relationship with the town of Skokie, Illinois.
- Austin Talks, Sep 29, 2016
Columbia Links participant and Al Raby High School student Kenneth Gordon writes on his experience exploring downtown Chicago for the first time.
- Hollywood Chicago, Sep 29, 2016
Cinema Art and Science alum Matt Kugelman '04 is interviewed on the red carpet at opening night of Reeling 2016 about the creation and development of his feature film Hurricane Bianca.
- AJC, Sep 29, 2016
Associate professor of Photography Myra Greene will give an artist talk that discusses her success as a photographer, scholar, and mentor.
- Idaho County Free Press, Sep 29, 2016
Former Theatre student and motivational speaker A’ric Jackson shares the importance of learning from mistakes and making a difference to Grangeville High School students.
- NWI Times, Sep 28, 2016
Communication and Media Innovation alum Nichole DeMario '08 explains the triumphs of using her journalism degree to develop her professional communications and marketing skills.
- El Correo, Sep 28, 2016
Award-winning video game designer, producer, and Honorary Degree Recipient Warren Spector '12 will receive the honorary award in the sixth annual Fun & Serious game festival. More at Vandal.
- The Delaware Gazette, Sep 28, 2016
Music alum Erin McDougald '00 discusses her experience becoming a musician and how Chicago's love for jazz influenced her career.
- Chicago Tonight, Sep 27, 2016
Comedy Studies director Anne Libera discusses the responsibilities comedians have to create conversation regarding world issues, such as politics.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 27, 2016
Cinema Art and Science alum Matt Kugelman '04 promotes conversation about stereotypes regarding sexual orientation through his film Hurricane Bianca.
- Variety, Sep 27, 2016
Former Cinema Art and Science student and writer D.V. DeVincentis has signed on to an exclusive television production deal with FX after his Emmy win for People v. O.J. Simpson. More coverage at Hollywood Reporter and Deadline.
- DNA Info, Sep 26, 2016
Radio alum Dave Miska '95 shares how his degree in sound engineering gave him a full-time career in radio as a broadcast engineer for The Cubs Radio Network.
- Shoot Online, Sep 26, 2016
Cinema Art and Science alum Derek C. Fisher '12 is being honored by the Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA) for his cinematography work on alum Jonathan Moeller's MFA '16 comedy short Use Your Oui Oui.
- Red Eye Chicago, Sep 25, 2016
Art and Art History alum Angela Davis Fegan '15 discusses the latest project in her three-part series, Lavender Menace Poster Project, that explores multiple identity groups by addressing race and queerness through an interdisciplinary lens.
- Rockford Register Star, Sep 24, 2016
Associate professor of Creative Writing and Ray Bradbury biographer Sam Weller will lead a writing workshop based on Bradbury's creative processes in addition to a talk on Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.
- Univision, Sep 23, 2016
Communication and Media Innovation student Ariel Parrella-Aureli pens an article for NASCAR regarding the promotion of diversity and inclusion of women in a typically male dominated arena.
- Time Out Chicago, Sep 23, 2016
An in-depth interview with former Cinema Art and Science student Tim Rutili explores the artistic process of recording Roomsound in preperation for its performance at Schuba's on September 23. More coverage at Daily Herald.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 23, 2016
Part-time Music faculty member and singer-composer Joe Cerqua will perform "Inside/Out" at Links Hall from September 29 through October 1, an "immersive experience" that combines dance with live music.
From the community: Crowds adored the diverse offerings at 12th Annual Oak Park International Film FestChicago Tribune, Sep 22, 2016
Design alum Donavahn Frierson '16 created material for the Italian-American leaders from Oak Park to promote their annual festival celebrating Italian cinema.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 21, 2016
Cinema Art and Science alum Matt Kugelman '04 makes his directorial debut with Hurricane Bianca, a new comedy starring RuPaul's Drag Race season six winner Bianca Del Rio at the celebrity packed Reeling film fest. More coverage at Chicagoist.
- New York Times, Sep 21, 2016
Arist and alum EJ Hill ’11 will have his piece “A Monumental Offering of Potential Energy” featured at the Studio Museum in Harlem’s Artists in Residence 2015-16 show.
- HYPERALLERGIC, Sep 21, 2016
Associate professor and director of graduate studies for Art and Art History Paul Catanese transforms the Chicago Cultural Center with his exhibition Visible from Space.
- Broadway World, Sep 21, 2016
Theatre alums Kaiser Zaki Ahmed '08 and Arianna Soloway '13 have been announced as the Victory Gardens 2016-17 season directors, part of their initiative to promote diversity in theatre.
- News India, Sep 21, 2016
Associate professor of Creative Writing Matthew Shenoda discussed authorial identity with writer Vijay Seshadri at the 6th Eye On India Festival.
- Broadway World, Sep 19, 2016
Music alum Cherise Thomas '13 will be joining Disenchanted!, a comedic musical which takes a new twist on classic fairy-tale princess stories.
- Franklin Home Page, Sep 18, 2016
Columbia will be participating in the WCS College Fair that seeks to promote higher education opportunities and information to prospective young students.
- Daily North Shore, Sep 17, 2016
Creative Arts Therapy alum Erica Hornthal MA '08 shares her experience as founder and president of Chicago Dance Therapy, a company seeking to give alternative forms of medical treatment to patients.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 20, 2016
Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy, currently showing through October 9th at The Museum of Contemporary Photography, expands on the relationship between petcoke and its effect on climate change.
- Spokesman, Sep 18, 2016
Creative Writing associate professor Jenny Boully will kick off the Gonzaga University Visiting Writer's Series that annually presents national and regional prominent writers.
- Press & Guide, Sep 16, 2016
Columbia will participate in the Dearborn Public School collegiate fair which provides students the opportunity to learn about programs from leading institutions in Illinois.
- CBS Chicago, Sep 16, 2016
Creative Writing alum Mason Johnson '10 pens an article on popular party game Cards Against Humanity and their recent Science Ambassador Scholarship aimed at sending young women to college.
- Hyperallergic, Sep 15, 2016
Alum Sandra Fettingis '00 discusses her creative practice as a result of her artistic parents and the contemporary work that continues to inspire her.
- Daily Herald, Sep 15, 2016
Filmmaker and Cinema Art and Science alum Matt Kugelman '04 will appear alongside "RuPaul's Drag Race" star Bianca Del Rio to kick off the Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival. More coverage at Broadway World.
- Michigan Avenue, Sep 14, 2016
Since its launch in 2013 the Wabash Arts Corridor has commissioned more than 40 murals, making Columbia one of Chicago's "most vibrant educational institutions."
Mercy Street Theatre Company Kicks Off 16/17 Season With "The Mercy Street Affair: With Wild Abandon"Broadway World, Sep 14, 2016
Theatre alum Ian Michael James '14 will perform in The Mercy Street Affair, a series of four short plays based on Anne Sexton's collection of animal poems.
- Daily Herald, Sep 14, 2016
Music alum Michael Kramer '06 shares how his experience in Columbia's study abroad Semester in LA positively impacted his career as a music composer for Thor: The Dark World, Furious 7 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
- CEOWORLD Magazine, Sep 12, 2016
Columbia is named a top film school by CEOWORLD for its prestige, program diversity, career opportunities and access to cutting-edge equipment.
- Broadway World, Sep 09, 2016
Theatre faculty member David Wooley sponsors Joining Sword and Pen, an international playwriting competition dedicated to the discovery of quality scripts and fighting roles for women.
- Chicagoist, Sep 09, 2016
Cinema Art and Science alum Jerry Vasilatos'90 discusses the film competition as a "rite of passage" for any aspiring filmmaker. Winners receive the opportunity to ahave their work shown at the Cannes Film Festival 2017.
- Broadway World, Sep 09, 2016
Creative Arts Therapies alum Amelia Barrett '10 is directing Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Importance, a play she finds fascinating for changing the hypocritical rules of the Victorian Era and granting power to women.
- Broadway World, Sep 09, 2016
The Dance Center of Columbia presents Undersweet by Bessie Award winning choreographer Tere O' Connor in November.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 08, 2016
Two Dance Center shows, by The Seldoms and Nora Chiapumire, are listed as must-see events for the Fall.
- A.V. Club, Sep 08, 2016
Cinema Art and Science alum and multiple Oscar-winner Janusz Kaminski '87 has some of his early camera work featured in Savage Beliefs: The Movie, premiering Sept. 9 at the Logan Theatre.
- DNA Info, Sep 08, 2016
Columbia is ranked high on Campus Pride's list of inclusive campuses that promotes social change as part of their "Pride Index."
- Kontrol, Sep 06, 2016
Theatre alum Joseph Sikora '98 gives a candid interview discussing his personal and professional triumphs transitioning from Chicago to the fictional world on the Starz hit series, Power.
- Diario Libre, Sep 06, 2016
Former student Ramses Jimenez stars as Hector Tobar in AMC's Fear the Walking Dead.
- Film Independent, Sep 06, 2016
Cinema Art and Science alum Maria Abraham MFA '12 was selected as a 2016 Screenwriting Lab fellow at Film Independent, where she will be immersed in a five-week program developing projects with top industry professionals.
- Writers Digest, Sep 06, 2016
Theatre alum and The Helm author Jim Hardison '87 offer insight on writing funny.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Sep 06, 2016
Television alum Lena Waithe '06, who currently stars on the Netflix hit series Master of None, will participate in the Chicago Humanities Festival to discuss her path to television writing.
- Broadway World, Sep 05, 2016
Business and Entrepreneurship graduate student Elise Hearden shares her experience working "Something New," a musical theatre podcast that interviews diverse artists.
- Register Citizen, Sep 02, 2016
An innovative course is being brought to Columbia this fall with "Zombies in Popular Culture," exploring the history, significance and representation of zombies in horror and fantasy.
- Chicago Tribune, Sep 02, 2016
Columbia will host the sixth annual Eye on India festival that celebrates Indian culture through music, literature, dance, visual art, fashion and theatre.
- Orlando Sentinel, Sep 02, 2016
Alum Kyle Kinane's '02 Chicago-filmed, one-hour comedy special Kyle Kinane: Loose in Chicago, airs October 15th on Comedy Central.
- Newcity, Sep 02, 2016
Dance artist, choreographer and part-time Dance faculty member Carrie Hanson pens her list of dance programs she'll be attending this fall.
- The Athletic, Sep 02, 2016
Communication and Media Innovation alum and journalist Lauren Comitor ’13 analyzes Minnesota’s recent victory over Chicago.
- Newcity, Sep 02, 2016
Skillshot: The Collaborative Art of Pinball, presented by Columbia’s Department of Exhibitions and Student Spaces, is selected as an exhibition not to miss this fall.
- Daily Herald, Sep 02, 2016
The work of Fashion Studies part-time faculty member Lindsay Olson will be featured in “Art and the Quantum World,” which focuses on the smallest elements of the universe’s structure.
- Chicago Magazine, Sep 02, 2016
The work of alum Eileen Rae Walsh MFA ’16 is called a “standout” at the Hyde Park Art Center’s Ground Floor exhibition, opening Sept. 4.
- FOX 32 Chicago, Sep 01, 2016
Theatre alum Adam Sherman ’09 discusses the thriving film production in the city and its positive effect on the local economy.
- Broadway World, Sep 01, 2016
Theatre alum Josh Salt ’14 will join the Broadway cast of Les Liaisons Dangereuses in October, acting alongside Tony Award winners Liev Schrieber and Janet McTeer.
- Chicago Tribune, Aug 30, 2016
Theatre alum Rob Ibanez '08 shares his experience playing Nick Artnstein in Funny Girl, a musical theatre classic that tells the story of a Jewish girl aimed at becoming a Broadway star.
- Fox 2 St. Louis, Aug 30, 2016
Fashion Studies student India Ross, who went viral with her Beyonce' inspired prom dress, received a custom Formation-inspired makeover in preparation for Beyonce's St. Louis show.
- Radio and Television Business Report, Aug 30, 2016
Television student, Michael Frushour '18 is the recipient of the 2016 Harold E. Ennes Scholarship which is awarded to individuals interested in continuing or beginning their education in broadcast engineering and technology.
- Broadway World, Aug 30, 2016
Theatre alum Jen Albert '97 produced and choreographed the fight scenes for Punch and Judy, a live-action adaptation that takes audiences on a kill-crazed day of adventure with leading character Punch.
- The Star Press, Aug 30, 2016
Cinema Art and Science alum John Lerchen'15 is currently in production for his new film The Pale Man, a mystery thriller with his Chicago-based company, Forever Safe Productions.
- Lighting and Sound America, Aug 29, 2016
Audio Arts and Acoustics faculty member Jeremy Caldera's InfoComm course at Columbia that teaches the basics of AV integration will extend to Valencia College for the 2017 semester.
- Alive Magazine, Aug 29, 2016
Fashion Studies alum Agnes Hamerlik (BA '12) is one of six people chosen to attend St. Fashion Studies Incubator's first class aimed at supporting businesses and boosting the city's fashion-related economy. More coverage at St.Louis Post-Dispatch.
- Valpolife, Aug 29, 2016
Theatre alum Nathan Allen (BA '14) shares his thoughts on entertainment and how he developed his career as an acting coach and fight choreographer.
- Sheboygan Press, Aug 27, 2016
Communication and Media Innovation alum Sarah Schlieder (BA '13) recently helped launch NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's online news magazine NASA Next, serving as the senior editor.
- Yahoo Sports, Aug 27, 2016
Communication and Media Innovation student Lawrence Jones gives a breakdown of the recent Chicago Bears loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
- Chicago Tribune, Aug 26, 2016
Marketing alum James Cardis (BA '08) joins the Aurora bureau's marketing team to help improve toursim in the Aurora area. More coverage at American Towns.
- VICE, Aug 26, 2016
Television part-time faculty member Claudette Roper discusses the need for more minority representation in the entertainment industry to eliminate misogynoir: misogyny aimed at black women.
- Chicago Reader, Aug 26, 2016
Former Business and Entrepreneurship student Mashaun Hendricks’ Trap House is profiled, a graphic T-shirt brand that helps funds the organization’s nonprofit wing, Teens Reaching All Potential (TRAP).
- The Wilson Times, Aug 25, 2016
Faculty and students from Columbia took time out to teach photography and camera basics for the after-school program Save-a-Youth.
- Reel Chicago, Aug 25, 2016
Columbia students made up part of the crew on "This is Not Chiraq," a TV series which premiered at a sold-out screening at the Gene Siskel Film Center.
- Broadway World, Aug 25, 2016
Theatre faculty member Ashley Neal will be directing the premiere of Colette Freedman's Sister Cities, in collaboration with the Chimera Ensemble on their inaugral production.
- Quad City Times, Aug 24, 2016
Communications and Media Innovation student Alexandra Olsen ('17) helped create FeedMeQC on Instagram, a food Instagram account showcasing Quad-City eateries.
- Chicago Tribune, Aug 23, 2016
Cinema Art and Science faculty member Etta Worthington was honored for her cinematic achievements at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library's 10th annual Teen Film Fest.
- Riverside-Brookfield Landmark, Aug 23, 2016
Former student Mark Farina shares his love for the world of sports and radio in a candid interview discussing his experience as a public address announcer in the Chicago area.
- My Suburban Life, Aug 23, 2016
Dance alum Katie Loveless (BA '15) was recently named the Elmhurst Park District dance education coordinator, where she plans to expand to the genres of Lyrical and Tap.
- Broadway World, Aug 23, 2016
Theatre department Musical Director Andra Velis Simon adapted the classic fairy-tale Cinderella into a new play, CINDERELLA AT THE THEATER OF POTATOES, an updated twist on the traditional story.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Aug 23, 2016
Former student Judy Fabjance is remembered for her contributions to comedy as a teacher at Second City and founder of Gayco, an offshoot of Second City with an LGBTQ perspective.
- Omaha, Aug 23, 2016
Director of Residence Life Mary Oakes shares her thoughts on the partnership Columbia has with Target to host after-hours shopping parties that include DJ's, free samples and coupons.
- Daily Herald, Aug 23, 2016
Cinema Art and Science alum Mike Laubach (BA '97) discusses his professional career in animation including The Polar Express and Beowulf, and his most recent project Kubo and the Two Strings out this Friday.
- Broadway World, Aug 22, 2016
Theatre alum Jenna Ebersberger (BA'12) will make her professional debut at Rivendell, Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women.
- Time Out, Aug 22, 2016
Cinema Art and Science alum Matt Kugelman (BA '04) makes his directorial debut with Hurricane Bianca, a new comedy starring RuPaul's Drag Race season six winner Bianca Del Rio which will debut at the Chicago LGBTQ+International Film Festival.
- BroadWay World, Aug 20, 2016
Music alum Tristan Bruns (BA '09) will be choreographing THRUST!,a one of a kind double feature of tap and modern dance premiering at the Thrust Theatre.
- Radio World, Aug 19, 2016
Radio alum Ryan McKiddy (BA '13) has been named assistant program director and music director for WSIX (FM) in Nashville,TN where he will serve as an on-air personality for the station.
- College Magazine, Aug 19, 2016
College Magazine ranks Columbia as the top choice for aspiring comedians, citing the Comedy Writing and Performance and Comedy Studies programs, notable alums Scott Adsit (BA '87), and previous students Andy Richter and Andy Dick.
- The Hollywood Reporter, Aug 18, 2016
The Hollywood Reporter ranks Columbia as one of the top 25 best film schools in the nation, recognizing notable alum and director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (BA '06) of The Lego Movie and Barbershop producer George Tillman Jr. (BA'91). More coverage at the Tribune.
- Screen Mag, Aug 17, 2016
Cinema Art and Science alum Bob Teitel (BA '90) was invited by IFP Chicago to be apart of an in-depth conversation, the latest installment in their "75 Minutes With..." series, that will discuss his successful film producing career.
- Hollywood Chicago, Aug 17, 2016
Cinema Arts and Sciences alum Marie Ullrich (MFA '11) shares her thoughts on producing her first feature film The Alley Cat and the process of using Chicago as a character in the film.
- Seattle Pi, Aug 17, 2016
Former student Nia Johnson shares her experiences as a musician on the rise and how adversity has shaped how she approaches her work.
- Screen Mag, Aug 17, 2016
Audio Arts and Acoustics alum Erik Widmark (BA '08) discusses his experience traveling to Tokyo and contributing to the :88 spot for Nike Japan that debuted on July 31.
- Rolling Out, Aug 17, 2016
William Pierce brings the complexity of Chicago violence to the mainstream audiences in the new series pilot This Is Not Chiraq where he kept the talent local and built a film crew consisting of recent graduates and students from Columbia.
- Radio Mag Online, Aug 16, 2016
Current students Micahel Frushour ('18) who is studying television production, is the recipient of the 2016 Harold E. Ennes Scholarship that celebrates individuals pursuing education in broadcast engineering and technology.
- Chicago Magazine, Aug 16, 2016
Creative Writing alum Margaret Wappler (BA '98) discusses the creative process behind the pre-9/11 time period in her debut novel, Neon Green, an alternate-history, science-fiction comedy set in the suburb of Oak Park.
- Midwest Gothic, Aug 15, 2016
Creative Writing alum Toni Nealie (MFA '13) talks about her current book of essays, The Miles Between Me, which focuses on personal narratives regarding race, identity, and her experiences with immigration in the United States.
- Idealist Careers, Aug 15, 2016
Dance alum Krystal Harfert (BA '08) discusses her role as a staff member of BANDALOOP, a nonprofit art organization whose performers travel worldwide, bringing dance to new audiences in public and natural spaces.
- Chicago Tribune, Aug 15, 2016
Cinema Art and Science alum Rachel Kapraun (BA'05) shares her experience working at the Chicago startup Brideside, which takes a spin on wedding planning by focusing on the selection of the bridesmaids dresses.
- Visionary Artistry Mag, Aug 14, 2016
Theatre alum Joseph Sikora (BA '98) reflects on his two decades of stage, television, and film acting which ultimately led to his role as villain Tommy Egan in Starz hit series Power.
- Journal Standard, Aug 13, 2016
Fine and Performing Arts student Shelby Gahm ('17) assisted with the opening of the two dynamic exhibits: Cyber Squatting with a Honey Pot and Building Layers: Modern Encaustic, currently open at the Freeport Art Museum.
- Daily Herald, Aug 13, 2016
Cinema Art and Science associate professor Jeffrey Spitz will a discussion after the screening of Crystal Moselle's documentary The Wolfpack at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.
- Variety, Aug 12, 2016
Cinema Art and Science alum Michael Goi (BA'80) discusses his early beginnings and rise in Hollywood cinematography that has earned him four Emmy nominations.
- DNA Info, Aug 12, 2016
Photography part-time faculty member Krista Wortendyke discusses the thought behind her current mural Mass_Observation that uses images captured from YouTube videos to show a correlation between past race riots and recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.
- My Web Times, Aug 11, 2016
Cinema Art and Science alum Marc Wilkison's (BA '12) weekly program, Crimestoppers Case Files: Chicago, profiles unsolved homicides in Chicago and airs Saturdays on My50Chicago.
- Petoskey News, Aug 11, 2016
Former student Graham Young shares how his time in Chicago influenced his recently released single "Illinois Sky," and his upcoming plans for his band the Michigan Rattlers whose five-track EP will be released this fall.
- Paper, Aug 10, 2016
Assistance Director of Diversity Recruitment Precious Davis (BA '13) shares her experience on using her various performance platforms to advocate for the LGBTQ community, HIV prevention, and social justice education.
- NRDC, Aug 10, 2016
Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy showcases ten artist dedicated to documenting the effects of fossil fuels on our society. Visitors can view the exhibition shot in an aerial perspective for free at the Museum of Contemporary Photography.
- Public Art in Chicago, Aug 10, 2016
Eye on India has partnered with Columbia to create long-term projects in the disciplines of fashion,dance, film, and arts management, including the recent "Sari Project," with Columbia fashion students.
- Chicago Reader, Aug 10, 2016
Columbia College Chicago will curate Game Art vs. Art Game at the VGA Gallery August 18th. Famed Chicago artist William Chyr has an ongoing art residency at the gallery that brings games into high-art conversation.
- Daily Herald, Aug 10, 2016
Alum Conor McGarry (BA '16) will participate in the third annual Chicago Musical Theatre Festival at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater in Planted, a play exploring the relationships of gay men through various characters and songs.
- Chicago Tribune, Aug 10, 2016
Alum Courtney Mack (BFA '15), who starred in the outstanding hit Heathers: The Musical, is celebrated amongst ten young talent emerging from the theater scene. Mack will be performing Mamma Mia at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora this fall.
- Rolling Stone, Aug 10, 2016
The Wabash Arts Corridor and Columbia's South Loop assortment of murals tops the list of things to do in Chicago.
- Chicago Tribune, Aug 09, 2016
Art and Art History part-time faculty member Sonya Basinger, who was named the Sculpture Park director in 2015, shares her thoughts on Skokie's seventh annual "Art in the Park," event which will take place next weekend.
- Vibe, Aug 09, 2016
Former student Chris Smith Jr., aka "Smino," discusses the experience of performing at Chicago's Lollapalooza and how the city has influenced his St. Louis roots.
- Chicago Now, Aug 09, 2016
Columbia will participate in EXPO Chicago in September, which celebrates cross-cultural alignments and community through exhibitions, gallery openings, and public art projects. Columbia will offer a tour of it's Wabash Corridor Murals and showcase the Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy exhibit.
- Red Eye Chicago, Aug 08, 2016
Former student "Smino" (Chris Smith Jr.) performed at Lollapalooza giving festival goers an introduction to his talent that combines a fluid artistry of rapping and singing.
- Juxtapose, Aug 05, 2016
The Museum of Contemporary Photography will host national and international artists and photographers including Martha Rosler, Ike' Ude', and Vik Muniz in "Lectures in Photography," programming aimed at connecting students and photography professionals in scholarly discourse.
- Entertainment Weekly, Aug 04, 2016
Alum Aidy Bryant (BA '09) will cameo in the upcoming comedy Brother Nature with fellow "SNL" star Kenan Thompson. Bryant will return to the infamous "SNL" cast for her fourth season in Fall 2016.
- Columbus Alive, Aug 04, 2016
Business and Entrepreneurship alum Cory Hajde (BA '13) discusses the creation of his current company BravoArtist that seeks to provide affordable and diverse experiences for local music communities in the Midwest.
- Clarion Content, Aug 03, 2016
Business and Entrepreneurship alum Nicole Oxendine (MFA '12) discusses the art of using dance as a means for women to express themselves through her business Empower Dance Studios.
- Script Mag, Aug 03, 2016
Cinema Art and Science part-time faculty member Paul Peditto shares his thoughts on creative disagreements in the artistic process between collaborators and how to develop those to create the final product.
- UNL Today, Aug 03, 2016
Creative Writing associate professor Matthew Shenoda will participate in "African Poetry Today: A Celebration and Reading,"organized by the African Poetry Book Fund and Ford Foundation in New York City.
- My New Orleans, Aug 02, 2016
Future student Lili McCormack discusses being an activist in her community and the desire to create musical theatre that explores social problems reflective of 21st century issues.
- Teen Vogue, Aug 01, 2016
Diversity Recruitment Initiatives assistant direct Precious David shares her thoughts on facing adversity as a transgender woman after the murder of Dee Whigham last week.
- Chicago Tribune, Aug 01, 2016
Theatre associate professor Amy Uhl choreographs Big the Musical, based off the popular 1988 film starring Tom Hanks, which will debut August 6th at the Wilmette Theatre.
- Globe Gazette, Aug 01, 2016
Future film student Jenna Lovik shares her experience working on her current project Ambidextrous,which she plans to screen at the Iowa Independent Film Festival in September.
- Apartment Therapy, Jul 29, 2016
Columbia College Chicago is featured as decor inspiration for aspiring students looking to add style and individuality to the traditional dorm room.
- Vibe, Jul 27, 2016
Audio Arts and Acoustics alum Frank Waln (BA '14) shares how his experience as a Native American rapper reflects his heritage in his upcoming album Tokiya.
- Electronic Urban Report, Jul 27, 2016
Alum Alverne Ball (BA'05), who is currently working on the upcoming Zulu comic, discusses the use of black heroes in the entertainment industry.
- Chicago Sun Times, Jul 27, 2016
Alum Sam Milman (BA '10) co-wrote and co-directed the comedy Laid in America, which will be released for British and US audiences on September 26.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 26, 2016
Carol 'Mickey' Norton remembers Business and Entrepreneurship alum Marjorie Ann Norton (BA '86) for her contributions to Chicago's sports community.
Chicago Independent Filmmaker Will Adams Debuts Latest Project at 22nd Annual Black Harvest Film Festival, Gene Siskel Film CenterDaily Mail Times, Jul 26, 2016
Television Alum Will Adams (BA '02) will debut his latest film "A 3rd First" at the 22nd Annual Black Harvest Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the Art Institute of Chicago.
- The Vital Voice, Jul 25, 2016
Alum Marcel Coleman Jr. is a finalist for the 8th annual Pins and Needles fashion design competition in St. Louis, which will award a cash prize to help launch a career in the fashion industry.
- Iowa Living Magazines, Jul 25, 2016
Alum Alexandra St. James-Gray received the 2016 Dionysos Acting Award for her performance as Deloris Van Cartier in the theatrical production of Sister Act.
- Chicago Tribune, Jul 25, 2016
Alum Kevin Kane discusses the emotional journey of the books that resonated with him before and after his cancer diagnosis.
- Broadway World, Jul 22, 2016
Alum Jon Martinez choreographs Tonya and Nancy: The Rock Opera, a musical comedy based on the infamous 1990's scandal.
- Broadway World, Jul 22, 2016
Theatre part-time faculty Thomas Pasculli co-directs "Tall Girl and The Lightning Parade,"an interactive, bi-lingual parade and performance.
- Evolllution, Jul 22, 2016
Provost and Vice President Stanley Wearden discusses why a strategic planning process is vital to an evolving collegiate enviroment.
- Chicago Tribune, Jul 22, 2016
Current student Cole Festenstein shares his experience playing high school quarterback Kurt Kelly in the musical adaptation of the 80's classic "Heathers."
- Chicago Tribune, Jul 20, 2016
Music critic Howard Reich remembers founder of Columbia's Center of Black Music Research, Samuel Floyd Jr., who passed away after a long illness.
- The New Yorker, Jul 19, 2016
Creative Writing associate chair and professor Joe Meno's story "People are Becoming Clouds," originally featured in McSweeney's is adapted into live-action short by Marc Katz.
- The Global Awards, Jul 19, 2016
Students Brian Hodes, Pilar McQuirter, Antonio Perez, and Sarah Vonderharr are winners of the Young globals student competition for their work "Eat Smart."
- Inside Louisville, Jul 18, 2016
Alum Maggie Rogers shares her experience between being a performing artist in Chicago and emerging in the new wave of self-producing artists outside of the city.
- Town & Style, Jul 18, 2016
Design alum Rori De Rien discusses her popular online comic Tiny Pink Robots and her experience in the St. Louis comics community.
- DNA info, Jul 17, 2016
Alum Don't Fret who is well known for his pop-up work in Wicker Park creates signs for festival-goers seeking to find humor in hipster culture.
- City Weekly (Salt Lake City), Jul 17, 2016
Alum Matthew Choberka discusses his current art show being featured in the CUAC and the inspiration for his work.
- KVUE-TV (ABC DALLAS), Jul 16, 2016
Current student Annie Gaskell shares her experience playing her trumpet for mourners outside of the Dallas Police Department.
- Atlanta Daily World, Jul 15, 2016
Alum DJ Rae Chardonnay celebrates diversity and the young millenial voice with Party Noire, a group that advocates for joy in the Black community.
- DNA info, Jul 14, 2016
Alum Lauren Wilkins seeks to unite victims of painful experiences through her art in "The Abuse Project: No More Silence, No More Fear."
- Yonhapnews, Jul 14, 2016
Creative Writing alumnus Onrie Kompan discusses how his love for Korean hero Yi-Sun-sin became the catalyst for his new fantasy trilogy set to publish in October.
- Chicago Tribune, Jul 13, 2016
Future film student Michael Witek shares his thoughts on being a part of building a commemorative walkway in honor of Our Lady Mother of the Church's 50th anniversary year.
- ChicagoSplash, Jul 13, 2016
Alumna Aisha de Haas will portray Medda Larkin in Disney's "Newsies," premiering at the Cadillac Theatre.
- Orlando Sentinel, Jul 12, 2016
Music faculty member Bobbi Wilsyn will be performing as part of Chicago's Straight Ahead Jazz Camps starting July 22nd.
- Chicago Tribune, Jul 12, 2016
Alumnus Joseph Sikora discusses his background growing up in Chicago ahead of the new season premiere of Starz series "Power."
- New York.com, Jul 12, 2016
Theatre department and Honorary Degree Recipient Chester Gregory will be portraying Motown legend Berry Gordy on Broadway at Nederlander Theatre in New York.
- Reel Chicago, Jul 11, 2016
English part-time faculty member Don Klugman debuts his film A Multiple Choice Test 44 years after the film was made.
- China.org, Jul 09, 2016
Creative Writing Alumna (MFA '89) Yan Geling's recently published novel Shanghai Dancing Man will be adapted into a film with current production underway.
- Columbia Journalism Review, Jul 08, 2016
- Chicago Tribune, Jul 06, 2016
Music Education Alumna Shannon Greene Robb shares the vision behind the creation of her nonprofit organization Arranmore Arts.
- Daily Southtown, Jul 06, 2016
Alumni Brad Podowski and Dan Gremley are in current production to release a faith-centered film to debut in early 2017.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 05, 2016
Vice President for Student Success Mark Kelly will replace Michelle Boone as comissioner of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Additional coverage: Daily Herald
- NWITIMES, Jul 02, 2016
The Museum of Contemporary Photography's new exhibition Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy interrogates petroleum energy and the possible health impact in Chicago.
- Theater in Wales, Jul 01, 2016
Former student and actress Kate Spencer will be performing in The Hunting of the Snark, a musical comedy adventure by The Sherman Theatre.
- Noisey, Jun 29, 2016
Former student and musician Zarif Wilder reveals the stories behind the lyrics in his new hip-hop and R&B album, Summer Camp.
- Chicago Daily Herald, Jun 28, 2016
Cinema Art and Science alumnus Janusz Kaminski (BA ’87) is collaborating again with famed director Steven Spielberg to shoot The BFG, a film based on Roald Dahl’s classic book.
- Chicago Tribune, Jun 28, 2016
Business and Entrepreneurship alumnus Jason Paradise (BA ’05) will perform at this year’s Ribfest alongside other musical acts Three Doors Down, Sheryl Crow and the Gin Blossoms.
- Digital Media Net, Jun 27, 2016
Creative Writing graduate student Desiree Johnson has created a platform for individual stories about natural hair that empower culture, race, ethnicity and upbringing.
- Roger Ebert, Jun 27, 2016
Kartemquin director and Cinema Art and Science associate professor Dan Rybicky reflects on the issues from documentaries filmed in the 60’s and 70’s that remain relevant today.
- Post Crescent, Jun 25, 2016
Photography alumna Barbara Diener (MFA ’13) exhibits her work from Sehnsucht, which documents rural communities in the United States and Europe that continue to exist despite their disappearing cultures, in the Regional Artist Gallery through Sept. 11.
- Chicago Review of Books, Jun 24, 2016
Creative Writing part-time faculty member and author of Swarm Theory Christine Maul-Rice is interviewed about her creative process as well as the novel’s influence from past novels-in-stories.
- Broadway World, Jun 24, 2016
Cinema Art and Science alumna Logan Vaughn (BA ’07) directs Black Flag, a one-act play premiering this summer at New York’s annual festival.
- India Post, Jun 23, 2016
Select pieces from the Fashion Studies department’s project “Zero Waste Sari Project,” a collaboration with Eye on India, were presented at the fundraiser celebrating India’s rich culture.
- Dance Informa, Jun 23, 2016
Four companies will make their debut in Chicago through Columbia’s Dance Center, which will begin in September and will include discussions before and after performances.
- Broadway World, Jun 22, 2016
Alumna and Tony Award-winning director Anna D. Shapiro (BA ’90) will direct Debra Monk in Visiting Edna, which will premiere in September.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jun 22, 2016
Associate professor and artist Fo Wilson is interviewed on everything from her favorite breakfast to what she's learned from a failed project.
- Broadway World, Jul 20, 2016
Theater department and associate professor Susan Pavdeen will debut The Portrait, a play she wrote and directed at the Greenhouse Theater Center.
- MSR News, Jun 20, 2016
Communication and Media Innovation alumna Shakia McDavid (BA '16) lists Columbia part-time faculty as a source of entrepreneurial confidence.
- DC Metro Theatre Arts, Jun 20, 2016
Former student and Cohesion Theatre director Brad Norris discusses the challenges he faced when taking on Neil Gaiman’s novel Neverwhere.
- Urban Milwaukee, Jun 17, 2016
Art and Art History associate professor Fo Wilson’s new exhibition, opening at Milwaukee’s Lynden Sculpture Garden on June 26, explores what an enslaved 19th-century woman might have collected in her living quarters through sculpture and found items.
- Roger Ebert, Jun 17, 2016
Alumna Jenny Rohrer's (BA ’76) time with Kartemquin Films is remembered in an interview with Gordon Quinn, the Chicago-based documentary production company’s co-founder.
- Orange County Register, Jun 17, 2016
Future students Sam Glaraga and Nikki Milan Houston explain why they’re choosing to pursue studies in Cinema Art and Science at Columbia in the fall.
- Newcity, Jun 16, 2016
The Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago and Columbia's School of Fine and Performing Arts will present “Opening of Workwear (Abiti da Lavoro),” an exhibit investigating clothing for imaginary professions.
- Chicago Tribune, Jun 15, 2016
In association with the Dance Center, the Ballet de Lorraine will present Merce Cunningham pieces as part of the Museum of Contemporary Art’s 2016-17 stage season. Additional coverage at the Chicago Sun-Times.
- Crain's, Jun 14, 2016
Columbia plans to sell the vacant, 11-story office building at 820 S. Michigan, which will help fund a new student center.
- Chicago Events, Jun 14, 2016
Dynasty Podcasts host and Columbia part-time faculty member Jamie Black will lead a workshop on creative podcast development.
- Ballard News Tribune, Jun 14, 2016
Cinema Art and Science alumnus Vann Fulfs (BA ’16), recipient of the JDogg Scholarship, is the first to graduate with a degree funded by the scholarship, which was created in memory of Justin Amorratanasuchad.
- Kenosha News, Jun 11, 2016
Cinema Arts and Science alumnus Richard Blake (BA ’04) describes what it was like to make his new film The Rocket in his hometown of Kenosha.
- WTMJ-TV (NBC - Milwaukee), Jun 10, 2016
Communications and Media Innovation student Jarel Ballard shares the positive impact Milwaukee job skill program Lead2Change has had on his life.
- Charlevoix Courier, Jun 10, 2016
Dennis Farms Vineyard, operated in part by Business and Entrepreneurship alumna Britta Dennis (BA ’11), is featured as its grapes make their way into wineries around northern Michigan.
- PRI, Jun 10, 2016
Teresa Puente, Communications and Media Innovation assistant professor, is interviewed about the increased number of questions she has been receiving about her heritage in the midst of Donald Trump's ongoing race rhetoric.
- Broadway World, Jun 10, 2016
Playwright, actor and part-time Theatre faculty member James Sherman premieres his play, which narrates the life of legendary writer Ben Hecht.
- Media Street, Jun 10, 2016
A list of steps on how business-to-business companies can increase their social media presence is outlined by Communications and Media Innovation associate professor Laurence Minsky.
- Digital Producer, Jun 09, 2016
Columbia College Chicago’s BA in graphic design is ranked as one of the best in the country by College Choice.
- Willamette Weekly, Jun 09, 2016
Business and Entrepreneurship alumnus Vinnie Dewayne (BA ’14) says goodbye to Portland as he heads back to Chicago to continue his career in hip-hop.
- Chicago Tribune, Jun 07, 2016
Interactive Arts and Media alumnus Ben Mills (BA ’10) explains how having an arts degree impacts his work as an engineering lead at Braintree.
- Sauk Valley Gazette, Jun 07, 2016
Future student Alyssa Oltmann is busy wrapping up one master’s degree with the opening of her play, “Transgression,” at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, before beginning her MFA in Creative Writing at Columbia.
- Fake Shore Drive, Jun 07, 2016
Former student and Chance the Rapper’s main videographer Austin Vesely discusses what it’s like to collaborate with the Chicago rapper.
- Broadway World, Jun 07, 2016
Music alumnus and artistic director for Tapman Productions Tristan Bruns (BA ’09) announces THRUST!, which showcases tap and modern dance on a three-sided stage.
- Chicago Tribune, Jun 06, 2016
Future student Raul Juarez joined other Illinois high school seniors in the State Seal of Biliteracy Program before earning the seal for his fluency in Spanish, English, and French.
- ABC Chicago, Jun 06, 2016
Photojournalist and part-time faculty member John White shares advice from long-time friend and photographic subject, the late Muhammad Ali.
- Curbed, Jun 06, 2016
Design alumna and art director Hadiya Williams' (BFA ’05) vibrant home is featured for its artful mix of new and old.
- Live Design, Jun 05, 2016
Theatre associate professor Heather Gilbert is profiled in the May '16 issue, where she discusses how problem solving with students helps improve her own work.
- Broadway World , Jun 04, 2016
A company member of Babes with Blades, Chicago’s first all-female stage combat theatre company, alumna Jen Albert (BA ’97) returns to this year's Hollywood Fringe festival.
- ABC News, Jun 02, 2016
- Facts & Arts, Jun 02, 2016
Journalist and alumnus Joe Peyronnin (BA '70) essays on Donald Trump's recent shaming of the press.
- WUIS-FM, Jun 02, 2016
Poet and Creative Writing part-time faculty member Michael Robins reads from his work and discusses why he favors poetry over other mediums.
- DNA info, Jun 01, 2016
Humanities History and Social Sciences professor Dominic Pacyga weighs in on the drop in Polish populations throughout Chicago neighborhoods.
- Chicago Tribune, Jun 01, 2016
Theatre part-time faculty member James Sherman’s “The Ben Hecht Show,” the playwright’s first one-person play, opens June 10 at Evanston’s Piven Theatre.
- Newcity, Jun 01, 2016
Part–time Creative Writing faculty member and Hypertext Magazine editor Christine Maul-Rice shares how her fascination with group behavior led to her novel-in-stories, Swarm Theory.
- Chicago Reader, May 31, 2016
Greg Ward and his band 10 Tongues perform Touch My Beloved’s Thought this week with dancers choreographed by Onye Ozuzu, Dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts.
- WUWM - FM (Milwaukee), May 31, 2016
Business and Entrepreneurship alumna Lili K (BA ’12) continues to rise in Chicago’s music scene.
- Daily Herald, May 31, 2016
Former student and Conan O’Brien sidekick Andy Richter discusses his path to success, from discovering acting at Columbia to making Anderson Cooper giggle.
- Wide Walls, May 31, 2016
The Museum of Contemporary Photography, founded by Columbia in 1984, is named one of the nation’s most inspiring museums.
- Montana Standard, May 30, 2016
Creative Writing part-time faculty member and playwright Carson Becker has developed arts programming for the historic mansion with his nonprofit project, "The Root and the Bloom."
- PDN, May 29, 2016
Photographer and part-time faculty member Doug McGoldrick's work documenting the Chicago Repertory Ballet is featured at PDN.
- The Rapidian, May 27, 2016
Film alumna Jackie Peterman (BA '11), co-founder of Cinema Lab, brings critical discussion of films to the Grand Rapids community.
- Newcity Lit, May 27, 2016
Aleksander Hemon, David Trinidad, David Lazar and other Creative Writing faculty members have been named part of Lit 50, Newcity's annual list of influential Chicago writers impacting the city’s literary community and beyond.
- Chicago Tribune, May 27, 2016
Afternoon deejay and Radio alumnus Marty Lennartz (BA ’82) reveals the source of his Chicago accent for his WXRT segment “Going to the Show with a Regular Guy.”
- Chicago Tribune, May 26, 2016
Music alumna Alice Kraynak (BA '15) will return to The Music Connection to teach in two new programs designed for young musicians.
- Red Eye, May 26, 2016
Wheel of Fortune host and former student Pat Sajak is taping segments of the iconic game show in Chicago this week.
- Gospel Hot Spot, May 26, 2016
Music alumnus, part-time faculty member and recent Grammy nominee Jonathan McReynolds (BM '11) launches nationwide scholarship program.
- CBS Chicago, May 24, 2016
Fashion Studies faculty Beth Shorrock and Melissa Gamble add their expert advice on Facebook fashion deals.
- Publishers Weekly , May 25, 2016
Local publishing company Curbside Splendor, which has published several books by alumni and faculty, will open Curbside Books & Records this July in the Revival Food Hall in the South Loop neighborhood.
- Chicago Tribune, May 23, 2016
Filmmaker and alumna Ronit Bezalel's (MFA '99) documentary 70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green, which details the personal stories of past residents, is called "striking" and "revelatory." The film airs this Thursday at 8 p.m. on PBS.
- Chicago Tribune, May 24, 2016
Highlights from the upcoming season include four companies debuting new work at the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, two from outside the United States.
- The Wall Street Journal, May 23, 2016
Television alumnus Kyle Cogan (BA '12) directed the U.K. punk-rock group's newest video, which takes place on a 1,500-mile road trip across the southwest United States.
- Classic Chicago Magazine, May 23, 2016
Fashion Studies lecturer Nena Ivon reveals the signature fashion item that defines her personal style.
- Chicago Tribune, May 23, 2016
Alumnus, radio veteran, founder
anddirector of The Museum of Broadcast Communications Bruce DuMont (BA ‘67) offers his take on the current presidential race.
- SC Times , May 23, 2016
Theatre alumna Alyssa Zaczek’s (BA ‘15) passion for food-writing leads to a job with the Minnesota news source.
- Chicago Sun-Times, May 23, 2016
Art and Art History professor Sabina Ott, whose installation was most recently on view at the Hyde Park Art Center, comments on their newest exhibition by Karen Reimer.
- Chicago Events, May 23, 2016
Photography alumna Barbara Diener (MFA '13) is part of the Chicago Artists Coalition "For No Space" exhibition with other local artists.
- Broadway World , May 20, 2016
Theatre alumna and new Steppenwolf Ensemble Member Caroline Neff (BA '07) joins the cast of Wastwater.
- Chicago Sun-Times, May 20, 2016
Columbia College Chicago partners with local and international institutions to mount the second run of this biannual festival.
- Essence, May 18, 2016
Future Columbia College Chicago student India Ross makes waves on social media with her DIY recreation of Beyoncé's Met Gala Givenchy gown.
- Broadway World , May 17, 2016
Columbia College Chicago honorary degree recipients Jane Lynch and Diane Warren give speeches at the college's 2016 commencement ceremonies.
- Boston Herald, May 16, 2016
Communication and Media Innovation part-time faculty member Andy Boyle discusses the various problems news organization's face, in particular their need for tech-savvy journalists.
- WBEZ Chicago, May 13, 2016
On Morning Shift, Columbia College Chicago President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim speaks on the value of authenticity and the importance of presenting graduating students with speakers who represent diverse perspectives.
- Chicago Tribune, May 14, 2016
Alumna Heather Jones-Pryor (BA '94) and her husband Dave Pryor showcase "Red Wagon," a multimedia exhibit featuring work in watercolor, acrylic and graphite alongside digital video and animation, at the Elmhurst Art Museum.
- Chicago Tribune, May 13, 2016
Alumna Rebecca Norris (BA '03) is interviewed as her debut feature film Cloudy with a Chance of Sunshine screens at the Illinois International Film Festival.
- Chicago Sun-Times, May 12, 2016
Theatre part-time faculty member Scott Davis and Theatre Design student Tracee Bear (‘16) win Michael Merrit Awards, named in memory of Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department professor.
- DNA Info, May 12, 2016
At just 24 years-old, Photography alumna Sarah Sachs (BA ‘14) is the official team photographer for the Arizona Diamondbacks, one of only four female head team photographers in Major League Baseball.
- DNA Info, May 12, 2016
As part of the Wabash Arts Corridor Big Walls Festival, Eduardo Kobra’s 10-story mural of Muddy Waters goes up at the corner of State and Washington.
- Reel Chicago , May 10, 2016
Columbia College Chicago Board of Trustees member and alumnus Len Amato (BA ’75), alumnus, producer and 2013 Honorary Degree Recipient Bob Teitel (BA ’90) and Cinema Arts and Science professor Bruce Sheridan speak at the Lake FX Summit Expo at the Chicago Cultural Center this weekend.
- Chicago Reader, May 10, 2016
Columbia College Chicago Board of Trustees member and alumnus Len Amato (BA ’75) talks about his journey to becoming president of HBO Films.
- Chicago Tribune, May 10, 2016
2010 Excellence in Teaching Award winner and part-time faculty member Kimberly Senior wins the 2016 Special Non-Equity Jeff Award for her contribution to the Chicago theater community.
- Huffington Post, May 10, 2016
Creative Writing associate professor Sam Weller writes about the importance of sharing books over generations.
- Can Mua, May 10, 2016
Musical theater alumnus and 2015 Honorary Degree Recipient Chester Gregory (BA ‘95) stars in a new tribute to the music of Motown.
- Windy City Times, May 08, 2016
Assistant Director of Diversity Recruitment Precious Davis emcees the fifth annual Chicago Public Schools LGBTQ Students and Allies Prom at Lake View High School.
- The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 08, 2016
Onye Ozuzu is appointed dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts at Columbia College Chicago.
- Examiner, May 06, 2016
End of the school year celebrations at Columbia College Chicago continue after the launch of the Wabash Arts Corridor’s Big Walls street art festival and will align with Columbia’s Manifest, the largest student-run arts festival in Chicago, on May 13.
- Los Angeles Review of Books , May 06, 2016
Humanities, History and Social Sciences professor Stephen Asma reviews Nick Sousanis’s new philosophical graphic novel Unflattening with a comic strip of his own.
- Dallas Voice, May 06, 2016
Photography alumna and 2015 White House Champion of Change Jess Dugan (MFA ’14) recounts the experiences that led her to explore portraiture.
- CBS Chicago, May 05, 2016
Vice President of Student Success and Wabash Arts Corridor Chair Mark Kelly says Big Walls street art festival challenges traditional conceptions of gallery and museum space.
- The Rumpus, May 03, 2016
Department of English Associate Chair and inaugural Faculty Administrative Fellow Ames Hawkins essays on kink, looking, voyeurism and the erotics of letter writing.
- Chicago Inno , May 05, 2016
Television senior Robyn Garmon (BA ’16) writes about how his experience on “Freq Out” prepares him for his career in comedy.
Lubeznik First Friday Features Work by Artists Yoonshin Park, Richard Shipps, Doug Stapleton, and Kass Copeland during 2016 Opening ReceptionNW Indiana LIfe, May 05, 2016
Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts alumna Yoonshin Park’s (MFA ‘05) installation “Finding Space” features handmade paper and other materials to explore her immigrant identity.
- Music Industry News Network, May 05, 2016
Music alumnus Brandon James (BA ‘09), who studied with Department of Music senior lecturer Bobbi Wilsyn, releases his new LP The Soul Sessions.
- Daily Herald, May 04, 2016
Local and international artists install 18 new murals in the Wabash Arts Corridor during Big Walls street art festival.
- Bisnow, May 03, 2016
Columbia College Chicago Trustee Bob Wislow receives the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Legacy Award at the organization’s 41st annual gala.
- The Nervous Breakdown , May 03, 2016
An excerpt from Creative Writing part-time faculty member and alumna Christine Rice’s (MFA ‘ 01) debut novel Swarm Theory is published alongside a self-interview with the author.
- Chicago Tribune, May 03, 2016
Chicago drag queen and former Columbia student Kim Chi (Sang-Young Shin) is announced as a top three finalist on the tenth season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
- DNA Info, May 03, 2016
Creative Writing alumnus Dennis Foley (MFA ’02) wrote and produced the feature film Not a Stranger, which will debut at the Beverly Arts Center on June 10.
- Kane County Chronicle , May 02, 2016
Cinema Arts and Science alumnus Ben Nissen (BA ’05) uses crowdsourcing and social media to fund his first feature film.
- Chicago Tribune, May 02, 2016
Fashion major Kelsey Kasom (‘16) wins a $5,000 scholarship, courtesy of Northbrook Toyota and Toyota Corporation, at the “Launch 2016: Driving Fashion Forward” emerging student design competition.
- ChicagoInno, Apr 29, 2016
Cinema Arts and Science major and ChicagoInno media production intern Robyn Garmon (’16) is interviewed about her role as a producer of Columbia College Chicago’s live sketch comedy show, Freq Out.
- Columbia Journalism Review, Apr 29, 2016
Communication and Media Innovation (CMI) assistant professor Jackie Spinner writes on CMI lecturer Jeff Kelly Lowenstein and his brother, photographer Jon Lowenstein, as the two pair together using Instagram to continue Jeff’s reporting on a reverse mortgage scheme that targeted elderly African-Americans on Chicago’s south and west sides.
- WBEZ Chicago, Apr 29, 2016
Cinema Arts and Science alumna Holly De Ruyter (BA ’06) is featured on WBEZ’s Morning Shift as she prepares for the premiere screening of her documentary film, Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club, at the Gene Siskel Film Center.
- Chicago Maroon, Apr 28, 2016
Center for Black Music Research Fellow and associate professor Rami Gabriel probes solutions to underrepresentation and inaccessibility in musical traditions during “The Black Composer Speaks: A Roundtable Discussion on Diversity, Inclusion, and Access in Experimental New Music.”
- VideoInk, Apr 28, 2016
Cinema Arts and Science alumnus Jonathan Skogmo (BA ‘03) recounts his journey from researching at Country Music Television to becoming Founder and CEO of Jukin Media in Los Angeles.
- Redeye, Apr 27, 2016
Columbia College Chicago’s Manifest, the largest student-run festival in Chicago, is featured as a summer happening in the city.
- Chicago Defender , Apr 28, 2016
Alumna Lisa E. (BA ’90) talks about her relationship with DJ Doug Banks, who is remembered, along with Prince, for their contributions to the music history.
- Street Art News, Apr 28, 2016
South African artist Ricky Lee Gordon’s newest mural is completed as part of the Big Walls street arts festival.
- Middle East Media, Apr 28, 2016
Columbia College Chicago students Brian Hodes (‘18), Pilar McQuirter (‘16), Antonio Perez (’16) and Sarah
VoderHaar(’16) have won a Young Globals Award for their healthcare advertising project, “Eat Smart.”
- Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Apr 27, 2016
Onye Ozuzu is recognized for her recent appointment as dean of Columbia's School of Fine and Performing Arts.
- Windy City Times, Apr 27, 2016
Columbia College Chicago to honor award-winning creative industry leaders at 2016 commencement ceremonies including Chicago-raised actress Jane Lynch, eight-time Oscar nominee Diane Warren and critically acclaimed author Tracy K. Smith.
- TimeOut Chicago, Apr 27, 2016
Eighteen artists from around the world to transform the Wabash Arts Corridor into one of the nation’s densest concentrations of public art during Columbia College Chicago’s new Big Walls street art festival.
- The Telegraph, Apr 26, 2016
Creative Writing associate professor and authorized Ray Bradbury biographer Sam Weller gives a talk on the prolific author's legacy at Lewis and Clark Community College.
- American Council on Science and Health, Apr 26, 2016
Communication and Media Innovation alumna Ana-Marija Dolaskie (BA ’11) explains why our bodies are so addicted to sweet, salty and spicy snacks.
- ChicagoInno, Apr 25, 2016
Business & Entrepreneurship lecturer and Dynasty Podcasts host Jaime “Black” DeMedici interviews Chicago career musicians Dani Deahl and Miss Alex White.
- Chicago Sun-Times, Apr 25, 2016
Former Columbia College Chicago instructor and Chicago radio personality William Zayas is eulogized.
- TimeOut Chicago, Apr 25, 2016
Columbia College Chicago’s 16th annual Manifest Urban Arts Festival included on list of May openings.
- FW:, Apr 25, 2016
Fashion alumnus and 2013 first place Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence winner Gabriel Saldana (BFA ’13) will showcase his work on the runway alongside current students exhibiting their portfolios.
- Reader’s Digest , Apr 22, 2016
Alumna Jenny Brown (BA ’93), founder of Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, is profiled about her nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating farm animals.
- My North, Apr 19, 2016
Business and Entrepreneurship alumna Katie Potts (BA ’15) is interviewed about Petoskey Cheese, her new Michigan cheese shop.
- American Council on Science and Health, Apr 22, 2016
Communication and Media Innovation alumna Ana-Marija Dolaskie (BA ‘11) writes about the link between wealth and happiness.
- In These Times, Apr 19, 2016
Columbia student and In These Times editorial intern Jessica Kozik reports on a series of comments made by Range Resources Vice President for Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Tony Bossert suggesting the natural gas exploration and production company avoids areas where wealthy residents could protest drilling and fracking operations.
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 19, 2016
Former Cinema Arts and Science student Tom V. Silva, Principal and Founder of Silva Brand, a branding and marketing agency in downtown Chicago, is elected to the Board of Directors of the Chicago Arts Partnership in Education.
- American Council on Science and Health, Apr 19, 2016
Communication and Media Innovation alumna Ana-Marija Dolaskie (BA ’11) writes on the possible link between rigorous exercise and heart attacks.
- The Rainbow Times, Apr 18, 2016
Photography alumna Jess Dugan (MFA ’14), named a White House Champion of Change in 2015, is featured for her portraits that highlight aging transgender adults.
- Vice, Apr 19, 2016
Music business management alumnus Zarif Wilder (aka
theMIND), known primarily by his collaborations with Chance the Rapper and Mick Jenkins, premiers his own music video.
- Reel Chicago, Apr 19, 2016
Columbia’s third annual student-run fandom convention includes a video summit moderated by Television part-time faculty member Brent Kado.
- Ad Land, Apr 19, 2016
Marketing and Communications alumnus Andy Kohman and his creative partner Josh Hurley are interviewed about their high profile ad for Super Bowl 50.
Jen Kellogg of the Entertainment Institute: 'I've definitely been judged differently because of being female'Lancaster Online, Apr 17, 2016
Business and Entrepreneurship part-time faculty member and Entertainment Institute founder Jen Kellogg featured as she prepares to speak at 2016 LAUNCH Music Conference and Festival.
The Journey, the Perceptions and the Fakery of Nostalgia: Discussing “The Miles Between Me” with Toni NealieNewcity Lit, Apr 16, 2016
Creative Writing alumna and Newcity literary editor Toni Nealie (MFA ’13) interviewed after the debut of her collection of lyric essays, The Miles Between Me.
- PBS, Apr 15, 2016
Photography alumna Sophia Allison’s (BA ’14) video project, Portrait of My Mother, revisits her mother’s cancer diagnosis and eventual recovery.
- DNews, Apr 15, 2016
Science and Mathematics Associate Chair Pangratios Papacosta sheds light on the life and work of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt after President Obama acknowledges her ground-breaking work investigating the cosmos.
- DNAinfo, Apr 15, 2016
Alumni and Honorary Degree Recipients Bob Teitel (BA ’90) and George Tillman Jr.’s (BA ’91) new film, Barbershop The Next Cut, featuring Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Regina Hall, Anthony Anderson and former student Common, hits theaters this Friday.
Sherwood Community Music School instructor Stanislava Varshavski’s duo, Varshavski-Shapiro, to perform as featured artists for the Wichita Falls Symphony OrchestraTimes Record News, Apr 15, 2016
Sherwood Community Music School instructor Stanislava Varshavski’s duo, Varshavski-Shapiro, to perform as featured artists for the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra
- Chicago Sun-Times, Apr 13, 2016
Theatre alumnus and 2015 honorary degree recipient Chester Gregory (BA ’95) to star as Berry Gordy in Motown the Musical, a retelling of the rise and fall of Motown Records.
- The Citizen, Apr 13, 2016
Book & Paper Arts alumna Jenna Rodriguez (MFA ’13) opens her solo exhibition, Still, an interdisciplinary exhibition comprised of handmade paper, embroidery, screen prints and stop-motion animation, at the String Room Gallery.
- Media Shift, Apr 14, 2016
Journalism associate professor Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin speaks about the innovations in teaching magazine production.
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 14, 2016
Part-time Cinema Art and Science faculty Mark Schimmel writes and directs
localindie film “Hope Springs Eternal.”
- WTTW, Apr 14, 2016
The inaugural festival, started by assistant professors Susan Kerns and Michelle Yates, begins on April 21 and will feature films from associate professor Elio Leturia and dance student Leah Geiger (BFA ’18).
- WTTW, Apr 14, 2016
Radio part-time faculty and WXRT veteran Terri Hemmert is interviewed about her new show “The History of Rock and Soul.”
- Charleston City Paper, Apr 06, 2016
Alumnus and Star 99.7 host Geno Jones featured on list of radio programs in the greater Charleston area thriving after a booming resurgence of online listeners.
- Huffington Post, Apr 12, 2016
Creative Writing associate professor Sam Weller writes about the differences in his education when he moved from California to Minnesota.
- Chicago Tribune, Apr 12, 2016
Columbia College Chicago hosts the inaugural ChiTeen Lit Fest featuring alumnus Che “Rhymefest” Smith on April 16.
- The Atlantic, Apr 10, 2016
Philosophy professor Stephen Asma weighs in on the oral history of horror stories and their function as public warning systems in ancient tales as the consumption of horror podcasts rise.
- American Council on Science and Health, Apr 08, 2016
Communication and Media Innovation alumna Ana-Marija Dolaskie (BA ’11) writes on a new study that suggests insomnia is related to the lack of white matter in the brain.
- WBEZ 91.5 Chicago, Apr 08, 2016
Television adjunct faculty member and alumna Claudette Roper (MFA ’06) and film critic Milos Stehlik of Facets Multimedia discuss racism and sexism in the entertainment industry on Worldview’s occasional series, Images, Movies and Race.
- New Paltz Times, Apr 10, 2016
Dance alumnus Hettie Barnhill (BA ’06), her partner Robert Gertler and their respective businesses, Movement and Characters and MOKM Creative, are featured for their unique and collaborative approach to commerce and the arts.
- Illinois Entertainer, Apr 08, 2016
Business & Entrepreneurship lecturer and Dynasty Podcasts host Jaime “Black” DeMedici’s SXSW interviews with emerging and established Chicago artists and innovators are published in an online album.
- Record Eagle , Apr 07, 2016
Glass Curtain Gallery's show "Not Ready to Make Nice," curated by DEPS director Neysa Page-Lieberman, is being used to explore institutional gender inequality by Northwestern Michigan College's Dennis Museum Center.
- New City, Apr 07, 2016
Theatre costume design alumnus Jaren Merrell (BA '11) known to many as drag queen Shea Couleé, talks about her journey with the Chicago drag community.
- Chicago Magazine, Apr 07, 2016
Art professor Sabina Ott talks about how incorporating failure in the classroom can lead to fearless art-making by students.
City Club of Chicago: A Crisis in Confidence - Police, Chicago Public Schools, Finances, Mayor's Ability to LeadWGN Radio, Apr 06, 2016
Former faculty member and journalism alumna Mary A. Mitchell (BA '91), a Chicago Sun-Times editorial board member and columnist, participates in this roundtable discussion on Chicago politics.
- The Detroit News, Apr 06, 2016
Music alumna Maggie Vagle (BA '08) and her eight-person band Sidewalk Chalk fuse hip-hop and jazz.
- Chicagoist, Apr 06, 2016
Business & Entrepreneurship alumnus and R&B star Jeremih (Jeremy Felton) is keeping busy with his collaborations with local artists Sicko Mobb, Katie Got Bandz, and Dreezy.
- Script Mag, Apr 06, 2016
Adjunct screenwriting faculty member Paul Peditto shares his insights on various approaches to drafting a screenplay.
- Windy City Times, Apr 06, 2016
Alumnus and first-time author Jenson Hillenbrand discusses the events that led to his new book, Parts & Hearts: A Kids (& Grownups) Guide to Transgender Transition.
- Screen, Apr 05, 2016
Cinema Arts + Science alumna Jess Weber (BA ’12) featured in roundup of emerging film editors.
- Vibe, Apr 05, 2016
Theatre and Acting alumna Eryn Allen Kane, whose recent collaborations with Prince and Spike Lee have gained her much attention, is the subject of this article focusing on emerging talent.
- Chicago Defender, Apr 05, 2016
Alumna Kemati J. Porter (BA ’76) is set to direct the world premiere of Michael Bradford’s play Migration, part of the Great Migration Centennial Chicago 2016.