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Second act

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 5, 2008

by Kevin FullerFaculty, Science and Math DepartmentIf it is true that we are the product of our experiences, then the banks of a small Georgia lake are a big part of me. I spent the better part of my summer days there fishing, swimming (not on game days), canoeing, catching turtles-and avoiding poisonous snakes. It was an idyllic childhood that I cherish, but understand that few would enjoy it. The lake was about two miles ...

Carter outlines ‘core values’ for trustees

By Thomas Pardee

October 5, 2008

Columbia president Warrick L. Carter delivered his quarterly president's address to the Board of Trustees on Oct. 2, emphasizing what he called the college's "core values."Carter spoke in the University Center's Lake Room, 525 S. State St., to 48 trustees and other event attendees. The trustees attended an "idea hour," consisting of poetry discussions and performance art pieces, before retreating into their closed-door meeti...

SGA to vote on recording device ban

By Timothy Bearden

October 5, 2008

Students wanting to record Student Government Association meetings may soon be out of luck.At SGA's Sept. 30 meeting, the association voted on a proposal to ban devices such as video or audio recorders and cameras at regular meetings. Under the new amendment, such devices would not be allowed without approval from a two-thirds majority ruling by the senate."No recording devices of any kind may be used during an [SGA] meet...

Warhol finds new home on campus

By Kaiti Deerberg

October 5, 2008

The Museum of Contemporary Photography recently received a generous donation of work from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. MoCP's new Warhol collection is comprised of about 150 polaroids and standard black and white 5x11 silver gelatin prints taken by Warhol in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The donation was acquired this summer, and there is no exhibition in the works as of yet.Rod Slemmons, director of t...

Faculty member under college investigation

By Timothy Bearden

September 28, 2008

An allegation of derogatory words spoken by a adjunct  faculty member in class prompted an investigation by the Dean of Students.A member in the Arts, Entertainment and Media Management Department allegedly used slurs during the first day of his Introduction to Management course on Sept. 9.Keisha Geter, sophomore marketing communication major  who was in the class, said professor Robert Kolodziej, also a senior accountant i...

Going green

By The Columbia Chronicle

September 28, 2008

by John WawrzaszekFaculty, Recycling Program directorLife is a shame sometimes anyway, she thinks. Things come and go-as is the natural order of the world, like seasons. Buildings are constructed in every empty lot of city space. The last tree on her block, squatting in a vacant lot, littered with trash and nestled between two newly constructed condos finally came down during a weekend she was away visiting friends. Things a...

World premiere treatment

World premiere treatment

September 28, 2008

Just minutes before the premiere of his new film, Columbia alumnus Michael Goi could be found in the projection booth of the Film Row Cinema in the 1104 Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., loading the 35mm film reel that contained the...

Synergy at election time

Synergy at election time

September 28, 2008

With the presidential election just a month away, student and community volunteers are beefing up voter registration efforts at Columbia. One drive last week brought representatives from both the Democra...

Louis Silverstein: Someone You Should Know

By Jessica Galliart

September 28, 2008

Liberal education faculty member Louis Silverstein’s classes are always full. Students usually sign up quickly for the 68-year-old’s courses, and hardly any ever drop his classes, he said.Silverstein, a “longtimer” at Columbia, is one of few faculty members at the college who have seen firsthand the changes Columbia has gone through in the past few decades. And with the many life experiences he has endured—living...

Alumni to reunite for weekend fun

Alumni to reunite for weekend fun

September 28, 2008

Alumni from all graduation years and majors are being invited back to Columbia for the second annual reunion weekend on Oct. 3 and 4.This year's theme, Retro Forward, is a "tongue-in-cheek look back at Colu...

College heeds students’ call

By Mandy Treccia

September 21, 2008

At a monthly faculty forum, Columbia Provost Steven Kapelke discussed the creation of an honors program, more emphasis on international studies and the possibility of a faculty senate.In response to student feedback, Columbia administrators are exploring how to initiate an honors program. Kapelke said this is something that has been in the works for years, but now he thinks it is time to create one."We're hearing urgency f...

College enrollment numbers show steady increase

College enrollment numbers show steady increase

September 21, 2008

Columbia's most recent enrollment numbers, which the college released on Sept. 12, show upward trends in out-of-state and minority enrollment, as well as a higher ratio of full-time students to part-time students. Accordin...

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