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Fiction lover Keturah Shaw-Poulos spread her passion for writing until the last day

Fiction lover Keturah Shaw-Poulos spread her passion for writing until the last day

March 6, 2020

Keturah Shaw-Poulos, 51, an adjunct faculty member in the English and Creative Writing Department, died in her sleep Wednesday, Feb. 12 from illness, according to her husband Tony Poulos. "She had ...

Alumnae Alivia Blade (left) and Bri Heath created Columbia’s first Black Arts Festival wto provide a space and build community for black students and alumni.  

Multimedia campus festival celebrates black artists

February 5, 2018

Students can enjoy Columbia’s first Black Arts Festival presented by numerous student organizations and committees to provide an interactive platform for black artists to share their work. The festival will take place Feb. 8–10 at 1104 S. Wabash Ave. and feature dance perform...

Design Museum launches book Kickstarter

Design Museum launches book Kickstarter

By Jonathon Sadowski

September 25, 2017

Tanner Woodford has been on a quest—not to find the Holy Grail or blow up the Death Star—but to answer one enigmatic question since April 2016: “What’s Worth Preserving?”That question is als...

Students to learn budgeting skills through Game of Life

Students to learn budgeting skills through Game of Life

September 25, 2017

Students will experiment with several budgeting strategies designed to prepare them for life outside of college during an Oct. 5 event adaptation of the Game of Life. Scheduled to be held at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., students will be given the equivalent of a starti...

Shawn Shiflett, associate professor in the Creative Writing Department and 1976 alumnus, based his recently published novel ‘Hey Liberal!’ on personal experiences in a predominantly black school during the 1960s.

Professor ‘reverses roles’ of 1960s Chicago with new novel

September 19, 2016

With parents involved in the Civil Rights Movement and his experience of being the minority white person at his school, Shawn Shiflett, associate professor in the Creative Writing Department and 1976 C...

‘Green Room’ director Jeremy Saulnier talks Nazi punks

April 18, 2016

Punk-rock thriller “Green Room” is the third feature film from writer-director Jeremy Saulnier. The ensemble cast of fresh-faced newcomers plays off veteran actor Patrick Stewart as Darcy, the owner...

Lights go dark at Epworth Church to host vampire thriller

Writer Stuart Bousel originally wrote “Gone Dark” in college but filed it away because it seemed too difficult to produce on stage, said Brendan Stallings, who plays the role of Ned Dalton in “Gone Dark.”

By Arts & Culture Reporter

October 26, 2015

The Otherworld Theatre Company, a group dedicated exclusively to science fiction and fantasy productions, will bring the world premiere of writer Stuart Bousel’s gothic thriller “Gone Dark” to Epworth Un...

Faculty Senate met on Oct. 9 joined by Deborah Maue, vice president of Strategic Marketing and Communications to discuss a new communication and fundraising plan.

Faculty Senate pushes for better communication and fundraising initiatives

October 12, 2015

Deborah Maue, vice president of Strategic Marketing and Communications who joined Columbia at the end of April 2015, attended the Faculty Senate meeting on Oct. 9 with her team to discuss her role in h...

Latina writers to discuss immigration, Chicago literature

The Chicago Humanities Festival will be holding a panel discussion with Cristina Henríquez (above) and Coya Paz on March 18 in the auditorium in the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, 31 W. Ohio St.

By Arts & Culture Reporter

March 2, 2015

As a precursor to its spring programing, the Chicago Humanities Festival, an organization dedicated to bringing humanities into daily life, is holding an event featuring author Cristina Henríquez and ...

Hockey players getting downward

Hockey players getting downward

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

March 31, 2014

It is easy to imagine a figure skater stretching out on a mat or an ice dancer in a butterfly pose, but the finesse of yoga is not often associated with brutal combat sports like hockey.However, the centur...

GOING UNDER BY DEGREES

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 22, 2012

by Heather Schroering, Editor-In-Chief and Ivana Hester, Assistant Campus EditorThe median annual income of recent Columbia graduates lags far behind that of other colleges’ alumni, nearly $7,000 below the national median for those in the arts and media fields and $5,000 below the median for all recent U.S. college graduates, a Columbia survey shows.In fall 2011, the college surveyed 2,500 Columbia alumni who graduated wit...

Junot Díaz visits on campus

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

September 17, 2012

The Sept. 12 Latino Heritage Month event at Film Row Cinema in the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., was an informal Q-and-A session with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Junot Díaz.Díaz, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who is renowned for depicting the Dominican immigrant experience, offered frank and thoughtful replies to aspiring writers.Díaz was asked why his new anthology, “This is How...

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