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‘Be open to being surprised’: 46th Dance Presenting Series kicks-off

‘Be open to being surprised’: 46th Dance Presenting Series kicks-off

August 26, 2019

With its diverse mix of dance styles, Emily Johnson's production was exactly what Ellen Chenoweth was looking for to start the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago's 46th season. Johnson's "Then a Cunn...

Dance Department students support each other

March 14, 2019

A student-run organization in Columbia's Dance Department has created an opportunity for dance students to serve as mentors for their peers. ...

Discontinued programs may lead to faculty firing

Discontinued programs may lead to faculty firing

April 2, 2018

Faculty Senate will soon send the Board of Trustees its response to the administration’s proposal to discontinue education and creative arts therapies programs and terminate the programs’ tenured faculty. Raquel Monroe, Faculty Senate president and associate professor in the ...

Faculty Senate addresses ‘summer surprise’ decisions

Faculty Senate addresses ‘summer surprise’ decisions

September 6, 2016

Faculty members called for greater inclusion in major decisions following the announcement of the Theatre and Dance departments’ merger during the first Faculty Senate meeting of the semester Aug. 29. A...

Dance, Theatre departments merge as chair steps down

Dance, Theatre departments merge as chair steps down

August 5, 2016

The Dance and Theatre departments will be combining this fall as John Green, chair of the Theatre Department for several years steps down and Peter Carpenter, acting chair of the Dance Department, becom...

Photojournalism: From protests to war zones

Photojournalism: From protests to war zones

April 19, 2016

 Senior journalism major Alex Wroblewski was in Madison, Wisconsin, doing homework, when he got a call from the White House announcing he had been named Student Photographer of the Year. He had won first plac...

Dance Center welcomes return of Stephen Petronio Company

Dance Center welcomes return of Stephen Petronio Company

September 28, 2015

The world-renowned Stephen Petronio Company is set to premiere its latest project, “BLOODLINES,” Oct. 1 at Columbia’s Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave. The Stephen Petronio Company has perfor...

Planned Parenthood bill denies women basic healthcare

By Editorial Board

September 28, 2015

In a 241-187 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Sept. 18 to temporarily suspend all funding to Planned Parenthood. The Senate rejected the bill, titled “Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015,” in a 52-47 vote on Sept. 24. The bill was intended to block federal funding to the family-planning organization and its clinics for one year unless the clinics discontinued their abortion services. According to the...

Dance professor retires after 38 years

Dance professor retires after 38 years

September 2, 2014

A familiar face in the Dance Department will be absent when classes start. Richard Woodbury, associate professor and former associate chair of the Dance Department, announced his retirement Aug. 20 after 38 years of service at Columbia. “I decided that for the next 20 years o...

Skinner teaches tap dance

By Alexandra Kukulka

March 19, 2012

“Let’s do a basic Irish, five, six, seven and eight,” Randy Skinner, award-winning producer, choreographer and director, told a beginning tap dance class.As he skipped from one leg to the other, he flicked his toes out while lifting each foot gracefully into the air. The students followed his lead, sounding like a rhythmic army as they moved their feet.When the students were confused or lost the beat, Skinner slowed d...

DePaul falls to Seton Hall

By Etheria Modacure

January 15, 2011

The DePaul University men’s basketball team has a lot of work to do to remain competitive in the Big East Conference. The Blue Demons (6-10, 0-4) lost to the Seton Hall University Pirates (8-9, 2-3) on Jan. 12, 78-67 at the Allstate Arena.The Blue Demons shot 38.5 percent, 25-of-65 from the field and allowed the Pirates to shoot 69 percent, 20-of-29, in the second half. Seton Hall welcomed the return of senior guard Jeremy ...

Choreographic Project to showcase students’ work

By CiaraShook

November 30, 2009

In an evening organized by Columbia undergraduates, the Choreographic Project exemplifies the college’s creed of teaching young professionals with a collection of performances created entirely by students.The Dance Department will present Choreographic Project, the product of a culminating classroom experience showcasing six students’ work during their time at Columbia. The student choreographers are Lisa Leszczewicz,...

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