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SGA elects 2018–2019 Executive Board

SGA elects 2018–2019 Executive Board

April 23, 2018

The Student Government Association announced its Executive Board for the 2018–2019 academic year at its April 17 meeting after elections. After the six-day voting period, held on OASIS for the first time, students el...

Student with powerful, political message to perform at dance festival

Student with powerful, political message to perform at dance festival

April 22, 2018

Senior dance major Stephanie Banes’ performance piece “Who R U?” has been selected for a performance at the American College Dance Association’s National College Dance Festival after she performed at ACDA’s 2018 North-Central Conference in March. Banes said he...

Faculty Senate continues discussion on program discontinuations

Faculty Senate continues discussion on program discontinuations

April 17, 2018

Columbia's Faculty Senate disagreed with the provost's decision to discontinue the college's education and creative arts therapies programs and proposed the first pay raise—5 percent—for all...

Chicago Turns Up For C2E2

April 16, 2018

Thousands turned up for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, commonly referred to as C2E2, to see the latest in comics, art, gaming, movies, and pop culture while many cosplayed as their favorite ch...

Student Financial Services works to improve customer service

Student Financial Services works to improve customer service

April 16, 2018

Student Financial Services will contract with a new vendor to improve customer service on the toll-free consultation line and online chat services for students. Acting on the student feedback that they received about the customer service lines, Columbia will begin outsou...

Charles Castle’s legacy remembered

Charles Castle’s legacy remembered

March 31, 2018

Assistant Dean of the School of Media Arts Charles Castle passed away March 21 at age 60 after fighting cancer. Castle is survived by his partner, Kelley Wright; his mother, Lucy Ann Matz; three siblings; and his nieces and nephews. Castle joined Columbia in 2001 as ...

The rules have to change with the times

The rules have to change with the times

March 26, 2018

The world changes. Even though it doesn’t change as quickly or as often as many of us would like, there are few things that are the same as they were a few decades or even a couple years ago. And as the world changes around us, Col...

‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ ready for Broadway

‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ ready for Broadway

March 20, 2018

Trade the glass slipper for a thigh high black leather boot and a pumpkin carriage for a sleek black limo and you have the “Cinderella” of Hollywood Boulevard. Based on the 1990 film of the same name...

Renegade Royalty: ‘Dec’ed Out’ for Blood Ball

Renegade Royalty: ‘Dec’ed Out’ for Blood Ball

March 12, 2018

Jacob Schmidt, sophomore music major, and Jordan Gillespie, senior education major, were named 2018’s Blood Ball King and Queen at Dec’ed Out: A Dance Through the Decades March 9 at the Conaway Center...

More steps taken toward broader representation in Theatre Department

More steps taken toward broader representation in Theatre Department

March 12, 2018

Although the Theatre Department is taking steps toward becoming a more diverse organization, there are still concerns about levels of representation and inclusion after the department terminated a p...

Security breach affects employees, family members

Security breach affects employees, family members

March 12, 2018

A data security breach resulted in the disclosure of the names and Social Security numbers of Columbia employees and their family members on IRIS, the college’s internal website. The college learned Feb. 15 that SharePoint, the search portal application used to apply for the Tu...

Grammy Award-winning musician brings funk, soul to campus

Grammy Award-winning musician brings funk, soul to campus

March 10, 2018

Cory Henry grew up in Brooklyn, New York, with his mother, a musical director of a local church. He started banging pots and pans in his kitchen at a young age and eventually started to match notes to the music his mother played. Now, Henry is a three-time Grammy Award-winning ja...

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