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College community celebrates Deaf Awareness Day

September 25, 2017

To raise awareness and promote accessibility and inclusion for the Deaf community, the American Sign Language–English Interpretation Department will host a Deaf Awareness Day event Sept. 28. The event will be held at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave.,showcasing agencies and busin...

Alumni association president bids farewell, looks back fondly

Joan Hammel, current president of Columbia’s Alumni Association and a 1986 television alumna, said she wanted to foster relationships and networking opportunities at the college.

By Campus Reporter

May 9, 2016

After holding the position of president of Columbia’s Alumni Association for four years, Joan Hammel, a 1986 television alumna, will leave the post at the end of the Spring 2016 Semester.Hammel said...


Holds on marijuana licenses will not stop HerbFront’s debut

January 26, 2015

HerbFront, a member of Elmspring’s accelerator program, is set to debut its website the first week of February. However, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s delay to issue business licenses for the distribution and c...

Team captains Daniel Olesen (left), Asher Kline (center) and Morgan Braastad (right) will take the ice for the first time Dec. 7 when the COHL season kicks off.

Renegades on ice: Columbia gets a hockey team

November 24, 2014

For the first time in Columbia’s history, the college will see a Renegades ice hockey team debut later this semester. The team will play its first competitive game Dec. 7 at the B-Level for advanced ...

Internship fair proves vital for all students

Students speak with industry professionals at the Theatre Department internship fair on Sept. 29 in Studio 404 at the 72 E. 11th St. Building, in hopes of getting an internship opportunity with the participating companies. 

October 6, 2014

Students and members of Chicago’s theater community descended on Studio 404 in the 72 E. 11th St. Building for the college’s annual theater Fall Internship Fair on Sept. 29. The fair included about ...

Students attend the first Spectacle event part of a series of screenings of student films, on Sept. 23 at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave. The Spectacle aims to feature students’ work and help students to network with other filmmakers. 

The Spectacle takes student films out of classroom

September 29, 2014

Students, filmmakers and fans packed Film Row Cinema at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., as The Spectacle, a screening series of short films made by Columbia students, kicked off its run on Sep...

Vice President of Student Affairs Mark Kelly throws up a hook shot during the Nov. 13 3-on-3 Renegades basketball tournament at the Goodman Center.

Columbia, Roosevelt basketball tournament brings heat

November 18, 2013

TWENTY-SEVEN TEAMS OF Columbia and Roosevelt students gathered at the Lillian and Larry Goodman Center, 50 E. Parkway, Nov. 13 for a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to compete for tickets to the Dec. 5 Chicago B...

Mayor Emanuel proposes statewide gun-registration bill

By Chris Loeber

February 20, 2012

A proposed statewide bill, if enacted, would change the amount of information police are provided with as they deal with gun-related crime investigations.Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced the bill Feb. 9 at the Kids Off the Block community center, 11621 S. Michigan Ave., a nonprofit corporation that offers youth development programs. The proposal would, in effect, require residents to register their handguns with the state and r...

Student Engagement expects new clubs in spring semester

By Lisa Schulz

January 23, 2012

Avoiding networking opportunities with fresh faces in class during the start of a new semester is effortless. Becoming a member of a student group, meeting new people and even starting a club can be just as easy.Student Engagement held an Open House Jan. 17 in The Loft, 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building, a student space on the fourth floor filled with chairs and beanbags, a projection screen, a plasma TV and a curtain wall to cr...

Blago is cautionary tale to voters

By Jonathan Allen

December 12, 2011

Sweet, sweet justice. Rod Blagojevich has been sentenced to 14 years in the Big House. After feebly attempting to sell Obama’s old Senate seat to the highest bidder, two drawn out court cases that were nationally drooled over by the 24-hour news cycle finally came to a close and a sentence was made. I will personally be passing around a petition to have his head shaved as part of the sentence.But let’s take a step back a...

Event demonstrates effective networking

By Katy Nielsen

December 6, 2010

The gathering was a prime example of how networking brings people together for a single purpose.Casey Gold, junior arts, entertainment and media management major and marketing communication minor, worked with members of the Student Government Association and the Student Affairs Committee to organize the only student-to-student, campus-wide networking event on Dec. 1.According to Gold, the main purpose of the event was to b...

Job search: Plan your attack!

By Katy Nielsen

November 15, 2010

College seniors: Put on your battle gear, man your stations and lock and load your weapons. Soon you will step into the workforce battlefield, and now is the time to launch your job search campaign. Finding work in creative industries can be tricky, but Columbia offers students a wide range of resources to help guide them.Christie Andersen, career development specialist at Columbia’s Portfolio Center, said students should t...

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