The Columbia Chronicle

Putting bad sleep habits to rest

By Kyle Rich

September 10, 2012

It’s not a secret that college students are one of the most sleep-deprived demographics. Juggling work, classes and an active social life can leave little time for sleep.Colleges and researchers have long recognized the negative consequences of sleep deprivation and are looking to bring more attention to the issue so they can finally put bad sleeping habits to bed.Karen Newton, director of health promotion at the Univers...

Big music names for big industry conference

By Lisa Schulz

April 23, 2012

One night of distributing business cards, receiving critique on work samples and creating confident conversation with music industry professionals can lead to five years working within different entities at Hip-Hop mogul Sean :Diddy" Comb's Enterprises.At least that’s the path Sara Anwar, instructor in the Arts, Entertainment and Media Management Department and 2006 graduate, made for herself at Columbia, and students ar...

Elisa Yousett ‘battles’ time, finds humor

By Lisa Schulz

March 12, 2012

Even as an 11-year-old with a simple birthday wish to attend a concert, Elisa Yousett, senior arts, entertainment and media management major and marketing communication minor, dreamed of working in the entertainment industry. She began her managerial career early, hosting Battle of the Bands at her former Buffalo, N.Y., home from age 11 to 17. Now the full-time student balances five jobs and cofounded Blurp Events. Her re...

Columbia, China to exchange art, students

By Lisa Schulz

January 23, 2012

From intricately painted colorful dragons to washed-out, tie-dyed paper dresses with skirts lined in crisp Chinese lettering, each piece of artwork from the art and design freshmen at Jiujiang University in China told a story of their past.The “Tell me a story.” exhibition opened Jan. 17 and will continue until Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., in the Center for Book and Paper Arts at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash ...

Art students make choice

By Editorial Board

January 17, 2012

Nobody said being a successful artist would be easy. But a new study released Jan. 4 shows that recent graduates with degrees in the arts, humanities and architecture suffer the highest unemployment rates in the nation. Undergraduates with degrees in architecture faced an unemployment rate of 13.9 percent; the arts, 11.1 percent; and the humanities, 9.4 percent. Data from the Census Bureau’s 2009 and 2010 American Commu...

New mission for AEMM

By Heather Scroering

November 28, 2011

With fully functioning film, music, marketing and other departments, and an endless supply of creative minds, Columbia has the potential to run mini-industries right out of its campus buildings. With every industry, an ambitious management team is a necessity for success, and with the transformation of the Arts, Entertainment and Media Management Department, the college is already developing more opportunities for the cross...

Funds and spirits raised

By Lisa Schulz

October 31, 2011

Only at Columbia could a night of faculty and staff members voluntarily covered in face paint, fake mustaches and silly masks add up to one of the most productive scholarship fundraisers the college has ever had.Attendees participated in the third annual Faculty and Staff Scholarship fundraiser on Oct. 25 at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. The event included a silent auction, live music and dance, a talent s...

Fiction faculty gets down to business

By Lisa Schulz

October 24, 2011

An accomplished fiction writing instructor, Andrew Micheli demonstrated that an artistic vocation and a managerial career can be combined when he landed his new position as executive director at the Arts and Business Council of Chicago.He was promoted on Sept. 15 from program coordinator in the council. ABCC provides management, consulting, board training and development for arts-nonprofits—small-and mid-sized—across Ch...

Manifest Preview 2011

By Cristina Aguirre

April 25, 2011

Columbia’s Office of Student Affairs, in coordination with the Arts, Entertainment and Media Management Department, presented a sample of what student work will be showcased at Manifest 2011 on May 13. Four musical acts—three bands and a DJ—took the stage at the 1104 Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., with hopes of garnering excitement for Columbia’s annual urban arts festival. A class taught by Mecca Perry, who is associ...

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