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Online dance classes pose a ‘creative challenge’ for students and faculty

April 22, 2020

A 600-square-foot apartment with carpeted floors is not an ideal environment for any dancer, but that is where Maddi Keaton, a senior musical theatre major, and dance minor, will be taking her dance classes...

Emily Johnson's

‘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. ...

Responses from faculty and members of Columbia’s Faculty Senate will be sent to the Board of Trustees following recommendations of discontinuing programs and terminating their tenured faculty made by President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim and Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden. 

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 pushed for budget transparency and consultation between the administration and faculty at Aug. 29 Faculty Senate meeting at Stage Two in 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. 

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...

The Dance Center of Columbia College, 1306 S. Michigan Ave. houses the college's dance majors. 

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...

Senior journalism major Alex Wroblewski is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama on April 18 after winning the 2016 “Eyes of History” photography contest.

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...

“BLOODLINES” will be the first performance of the Dance Presenting Series 2015—2016 season.

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...

Richard Woodbury, associate professor and former associate chair of the Dance Department, is retiring from Columbia after 38 years. He is leaving the college to pursue endeavors in his primary focus of composition and sound design. The first production he will work on is “The Night Alive” at Steppenwolf Theatre, starting Sept. 18.

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 ...

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