The Columbia Chronicle

Chicago Cultural Plan 2012 Town hall held at Columbia

By Heather Scroering

February 20, 2012

Imagine a Chicago where art classes are taught daily in public schools. Picture it as a European capital of culture, an even more robust and vivacious city. Ideas such as these are what the Chicago Cultural Plan 2012 seeks to turn into reality.The cultural plan is an initiative launched by the city to heighten public interest in art and culture around Chicago by developing communities and cultural leadership. Columbia kicke...

Funds and spirits raised

By Lisa Schulz

October 30, 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...

Questions raised, not salaries

By Lisa Schulz

October 23, 2011

President Warrick L. Carter and Louise Love, interim provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, announced in emails this week that falling enrollment eliminated the possibility of across-the-board raises for full-and part-time faculty and staff members for the 2011–2012 academic year.Cautioning that the school was “not in a crisis situation,” Carter stated that the decision resulted from a 300-student decrease i...

Chicago Dance Crash gives audience “Immediate Gratification”

By Sophia Coleman

September 25, 2011

Dancing on tables, shooting off Nerf guns, stomping on bubble-wrap and playing with Post-it notes are just some of the scenarios in Chicago Dance Crash’s new production, “Immediate Gratification.”The show, produced by guest director for CDC Paul Christiano, 35, is geared toward the general American audience—a crowd ridden with short attention spans and hard-to-please tastes. It opened on Sept. 23 for a two-weekend ru...

Negotiations with P-Fac make progress

By Lisa Schulz

September 18, 2011

Columbia’s part-time faculty union, P-Fac, and representatives of the administration have been negotiating a new contract since March 2010 and are streamlining their teams so that only two members are representing each side to simplify the decision-making process.“Progress is being made in the negotiations,” said Louise Love, interim provost and vice president of academic affairs, who became part of the college’s large...

Opinion divided on prioritization

By Heather Scroering

September 12, 2011

Faculty members are buzzing about the  prioritization process recently initiated by Columbia and aided by Academic Strategy Partners, a consulting group.The Academic Strategy Partners’ “Report of a Consultative Visit” from April 2011 describes the process as one that will "enable the college to highlight its strongest programs" and reallocate resources from other programs.Bruce Sheridan, professor and chair of the Film and...

Ice-Semble Chicago prepares for theatrical performance

By Katy Nielsen

March 27, 2011

Figure skaters twirl and glide across the ice with ease, but these skaters are not competing for medals. They are members of Ice-Semble Chicago, the city’s original ice theater company, choreographing one of their many lyrical routines.The ice theater company held one of its first meetings of the year on March 16 at McFetridge Sports Arena, 3843 N. California Ave., to practice for its upcoming show on May 5 at the Winnetk...

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 ...

When worlds collide

By Brianna Wellen

April 18, 2010

Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood was swarming with shouting Cubs fans searching for a place to celebrate their home team’s first win April 12. Making their way through the crowded streets were a select few who trickled up to the second floor theater at Links Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield Ave., to enjoy an evening of improvised music and dance as a part of the collision_theory series curated by Links Hall’s Artistic Ass...

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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