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ASL Department celebrates 25 years

ASL Department celebrates 25 years

April 14, 2018

The American Sign Language-English Interpretation Department is celebrating 25 years of instruction at Columbia. The department is hosting a 25th anniversary event April 28 featuring workshops, alumni panels and an evening social at 1104 S. Wabash Ave., with the other locations to...

Drugmakers still place profit over people

Drugmakers still place profit over people

By Tyra Bosnic

September 18, 2017

Somewhere on the internet, someone is citing “Big Pharma” as a reason to oppose necessary vaccinations. But large pharmaceutical companies also can affect thousands of lives by failing to meet prod...

James Van Manen, associate professor in the American Sign Language-English Interpretation Department, combined ASL and pop art in his solo art show displayed in room 404 of the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building.

Professor portrays Deaf culture through pop art

October 10, 2016

Acrylic paintings, wire sculptures and graphic design are the elements James Van Manen, associate professor in the American Sign Language-English Interpretation Department, uses to transform common ASL...

Youth actors in the Neverbird Project theater group created and performed a darker rendition of the fairy tale Pinnochio.

New show relies on ‘Sight,’ not sound

September 19, 2016

“Sight Lines,” opening at the Mission Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury St., Sept. 20, features poetry, theater, improv and dance in a showcase that is inclusive of hearing, hard-of-hearing and deaf audience...

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ASL workshops expand deaf culture throughout the city

September 6, 2016

Columbia’s American Sign Language-English Interpretation Department will bring back its ASL Institute Sept. 13, which offers sign language workshops to students and Chicagoans.According to Columbia's A...

Chicago Ballet Arts, a small dance school located in West Ridge, will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a benefit concert on June 18 including both students and alumni who have gone on to be professional dancers.

Chicago Ballet Arts shows kindness with anniversary

April 25, 2016

Unlike classical ballet teachers who are noted for a stern demeanor as portrayed in movies like “Fame” and “Center Stage,” instruction at Chicago Ballet Arts in West Ridge defies those grim, unyielding ...

Cubs hit home run in home opener | The Columbia Chronicle

April 15, 2016

The Chicago Cubs played their home opener April 11 at Wrigley Field against the Cincinnati Reds.  Fans arrived early and gathered near the stadium at local restaurants as they eagerly waited for doors...

The cast of About Face Theatre’s world premiere ‘Le Switch,’ perform at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., as the show examines the antiquated stereotypes of gay marriage after its legalization in the United States. 

Theater Wit brings gay marriage to center stage

January 25, 2016

In honor of its 20th anniversary, About Face Theatre is premiering “Le Switch,” a play about a gay couple exploring the meaning of  commitment amid nationwide marriage equality.“Le Switch” wa...

Nancy Rourke, the ASL deparment’s artist-in-residence, spoke about her art and activism work in the deaf community on Sept. 22 at 1104 S. Wabash Ave Building., coinciding with International Deaf Awareness Week, which takes place during the last week of September.

Deaf ‘artivist’ brings color to Columbia

September 28, 2015

Coinciding with International Deaf Awareness Week, the college welcomed artist-in-residence Nancy Rourke to campus for an exhibit of her paintings and a lecture on being an “artivist” in the deaf comm...

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“Flying Steps” prepare for “Red Bull Flying Bach” with press event

September 25, 2015

To prepare for the group’s three-show run this weekend, The Flying Steps, the group behind “Red Bull Flying Bach,” held a Sept. 24 press event.The event featured a beginner’s workshop, led by d...

Budget transparency goes digital

Budget transparency goes digital

March 30, 2015

Students wondering what their tens of thousands of tuition dollars are doing within the college’s budget can now know with the launch of the college’s new budget web pages. Developed by Michelle Gat...

Student’s big idea creates Big Ideas Columbia

Senior public relations major Kathryn Walters, along with the Office of Student Communications, organized Big Ideas Columbia, an event for students to learn what it means to be successful during and after college.

By Senior Campus Reporter

February 23, 2015

The office of Student Communications is teaming up with senior public relations major Kathryn Walters to produce Big Ideas Columbia. Big Ideas Columbia will be held Feb. 26 from 4–6 p.m. at Film Row ...

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