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Instructor talks about new book, future plans

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 21, 2012

by Jack Reese, Copy EditorAdam McOmber, an adjunct faculty member in the English Department, has always had a passion for literature. He published a book of short stories, “This New & Poisonous Air,” in June 2011, and is also the managing editor of Hotel Amerika, the department’s literary magazine. Like most writers, he juggles numerous jobs but retains his expert passion for the strange and morbid.McOmber’s d...

Faculty Senate rules alone

By Lisa Schulz

February 6, 2012

Finally escaping the committees and bylaws of the dissolved College Council, the Faculty Senate declared its independence last week. Now, the established body of 38 voices faces reaching conclusions.Concerns regarding methodology of the prioritization process were discussed during the Senate's Feb. 3 meeting. Also mentioned was a separate re-evaluation of the curriculum, new committees within the Senate and activity outsid...

No-ice smoothie is healthy treat

By Sara Mays

September 18, 2011

Sometimes you wake up in the morning, and you don’t feel like filling your stomach with a carb-packed breakfast. Or, if you are looking for a light and nutritious breakfast on the go, an ice-free smoothie could be the answer you’ve been searching for.When people hear the word “fruit smoothie,” many consider it a healthy choice. However, often times fruit smoothies contain ice cream, sherbet, fruit juice and corn syrup. Those ingredients can easily escalate to a full-blown fast f...

Provost/Senior Vice President Steven Kapelke leaves Columbia

By Brianna Wellen

June 2, 2011

In a startling development, Provost/Senior Vice President Steven Kapelke parted ways with Columbia on May 31 after 10 years of service. An official statement from President Warrick Carter said Kapelke left to “pursue other opportunities,” though the conditions surrounding his departure are still unclear. Dr. Carter is on sabbatical until July 31 and unavailable for further comment until then, though in his official stat...

Scrumptious Shepherd’s pie

By Amanda Murphy

January 31, 2011

The Irish have a knack for creating meals that warm you up during the cold winter months. Foods from the Emerald Isle are hearty, wintry weather favorites because they know what to eat when it’s cold and dreary outside. Shepherd’s pie is a filling meal that gives protein, vitamins and minerals—all in one casserole. It’s the perfect comfort food for someone looking for an easy-to-make and healthy-to-eat dish.First, prehe...

Big East Powerhouse

By Etheria Modacure

January 31, 2011

The NCAA Women’s Final Four will be held in Indianapolis, and one program looks to make the short trip from Chicago to the Conseco Fieldhouse. The DePaul University women’s basketball team has been winning games with an aggressive playing style on both sides of the basketball court and may be one of the select four teams playing for a championship in April.The Blue Demons are off to one their best starts in program histo...

Faculty reacts to college’s decisions

By Shardae Smith

December 6, 2010

Columbia’s College Council held its final meeting of the fall semester on Dec. 3 to discuss topics such as the college’s recent purchase of the Johnson Publishing building and a proposal for a new academic degree.The meeting took place at the 1104 Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., and was opened by Theater Department Chair and Council President John Greene. Opening statements were made by Mark Kelly, vice president of Academic Af...

Bartoni to step down after 2011 academic year

By CiaraShook

May 2, 2010

Warrick L. Carter, president of Columbia, has announced the resignation of Doreen Bartoni, dean of the School of Media Arts, effective after the 2010-2011 school year.Bartoni, who has worked at the college for more than 20 years and served as dean for almost a decade, is stepping down to teach again. Bartoni said she feels, intuitively, that it is time to move to the next chapter in life.  After the 2010-2011 academic year, she wi...

On top of it all

By BenitaZepeda

November 30, 2009

Salaries for Columbia’s top 10 highest paid administrators increased slightly during the 2007 - 2008 academic year. The increase occurred just one year before Columbia faced its first-ever decreased enrollment numbers and a funding level that fell short of the projected budget amidst a daunting economic climate.In an annual survey conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Columbia’s President Warrick L. Carter has fal...

Honors program in talks

By CiaraShook

November 9, 2009

Provost and Senior Vice President Steve Kapelke recognizes students’ increasing preparedness for college, and wants Columbia to meet the challenges.Kapelke presented recommendations to the College Council for an honors program at the monthly meeting Nov. 6 in the 1104 Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave. According to a statement provided by Kapelke, evidence indicates that a greater number of Columbia’s current and prospective stu...

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