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1992 film and video alumnus Dan Asma, co-owner of the advertising agency Buddha Jones, found his calling in audiovisual marketing making movie and TV trailers for big Hollywood companies.

Alumnus discusses students finding their ‘niche’

October 31, 2016

After graduating from Columbia in 1992 with a film degree, Dan Asma moved to Los Angeles to pursue his love of making movies. However, he ended up in a new field—audiovisual marketing. After working ...

Unrealistic makeup standards shouldn’t be covered up

Lauren Kostiuk

By Digital Content Manager

September 12, 2016

Singer Alicia Keys announced in May she would go bare-faced and stop wearing makeup because she was tired of “covering up.”Keys was greeted with a social media frenzy when she debuted her makeup-free look d...

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...

The college recently announced the launch of a new software platform for its job board, ColumbiaWorks, to enhance the site and increase efficiency as students search for jobs and internships.

ColumbiaWorks revamped to increase student employment

June 23, 2016

ColumbiaWorks, the college's job board that students use to find various work opportunities, transitioned to a new software platform called Handshake on June 1 to improve student use and job searching.Columbia...

State of Chicago Public Schools

June 13, 2016

Parents, educators and city politicians gathered at the National Teachers Academy, 55 W. Cermak Road, on June 11 to brainstorm a solution to the Chicago Public School system’s lack of funding. Commun...

Bill Wolf elected new board of trustees chairman

Bill Wolf elected new board of trustees chairman

May 17, 2016

Dick Kiphart, the chair of Columbia’s board of trustees since 2013, has stepped down from his position due to an extended surgical recovery period and will be replaced by trustee member Bill Wolf, wh...

Students perform at HAUS for “A Capella” Ensemble | The Columbia Chronicle

May 9, 2016

Students in the Breakaway class in the music department organized the “A Capella” Ensemble performance May 9 at the Haus located in the 623 S. Wabash Ave., Building.The performance was directed by...

2015–2016 Year in review

By Campus Editor

May 9, 2016

Implementing Strategic Plan objectives, rallying against police brutality in Chicago and adding 18 murals to the Wabash Arts Corridor were just a few of the changes and challenges of the 2015–2016 academic year. The year opened with Vice President of Student Success Mark Kelly’s annual “Hell Yeah” liturgy at Convocation during the new student welcoming in August.The annual celebration welcomed 2,700 new students to t...

One-year Strategic Plan check-in

One-year Strategic Plan check-in

May 9, 2016

Nearly one year has passed since the board of trustees approved the college’s five-year Strategic Plan during its May 12, 2015 meeting.As such, the first year of implementing the 41-page document has i...

Senior design major Andrea Dunn will have her mural displayed on the south-facing wall of the 623 S. Wabash Ave. Building in time for Manifest. 

Student winners take over walls of WAC

May 4, 2016

Three student winners of the Wabash Arts Corridor competition—one banner designer and two student muralists—will become part of the college’s inaugural Big Walls Street Art Festival and be feature...

Fans flock to Grant Park for the second year to experience the NFL Draft

May 2, 2016

The 2016 NFL Draft kicked off April 28 at Roosevelt University’s Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway, where dozens of NFL prospects waited patiently for their names to be called.Thousands of ...

Manifest Preview

Manifest aims to ‘animate’ art community

May 2, 2016

Columbia will come together on May 13 for the final celebration of the academic year, uniting every department to celebrate the 16th annual Manifest Urban Arts Festival. More than 2,000 student artists...

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