September 29, 2021

How Drawing After Work Steered Camille Estrada Willaford to a New Career Path

Now in their final semester at Columbia, Animation student Camille shares their experience, publishing their comics, and future plans.

Fashion Expert Flora Brunetti is Back: On Teaching, Mentoring, and Taking Good Risks

Adjunct Instructor Flora Brunetti talks about her life teaching in both Chicago and New York, her perspective on navigating COVID, and her advice for students interested in carving out their own paths to success. 

Filmmaker Thavary Krouch, MFA '13, Wants You to Know You are a Success

After graduating in 2013, Krouch dove into the world of filmmaking. She now works as the Independent Film Coordinator for the City of Chicago, where she gets to pay forward the mentorship and support that she received early on in her career.

English and Creative Writing Department Introduces New Literary magazine, Allium, A Journal of Poetry & Prose

Allium will replace the department’s three genre-specific journals, Columbia Poetry Review (poetry), Hair Trigger (fiction), and Punctuate (non-fiction), becoming the department’s first multi-genre print and online publication.

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar HDR ’02 Awarded 2021 MacArthur Genius Grant

Zollar, who was named a Columbia College Chicago honorary degree recipient in 2002, is a choreographer and dancer who uses power of dance and artistic expression to celebrate the voices of Black women and promote civic engagement and community organizing.

William Meiners MFA '96 Publishes First Book, 'Though the Odds Be Great or Small'

Though the Odds Be Great or Small is about Notre Dame's 1957 Comeback Season and the Year That Changed College Football. Meiners worked with Terry Brennan, the Notre Dame coach at the time, to tell a story they felt would resonate and educate sports fans. 


'Algren' film explores famed Chicago writer’s life and legacy | WBBM

"What he wrote about was America from the bottom up, [which] is largely overlooked today and we wanted to rectify that," Caplan, who is also a film professor at Columbia College Chicago, told WBBM Newsradio.

The Museum of Contemporary Photography presents:
Photos at Noon: Photography as Social Practice

Get to know the museum's collection with a series of public print viewings. A member of the MoCP's education team will lead a discussion on select themes and works pulled from the archive. Drop in to learn about some of the museum’s best works that are normally behind closed doors and meet fellow photography enthusiasts. These in-person sessions are free and open to all! 

This print viewing introduces students to artists who use their practice to elevate awareness of social, economic, and cultural issues and to inspire positive social change. Artists featured include: Lewis Hine, Danny Lyon, Zanele Muholi, David Schalliol, and Omar Imam.

Friday, October 1, 12 p.m. CT
MoCP Print Study Room
Register here

Presented by the Career Center:

FA 2021 Virtual Employer Meet & Greet

The Fall 2021 Virtual Employer Meet & Greet brings organizations to recruit undergraduate and graduate students from all majors and concentrations for unpaid and paid internships and career-based employment opportunities in the arts and media industries.

This fair is open to all current Columbia College Chicago students and alumni. Resumes are required to meet with employers.

Attendance is strongly recommended, and Faculty will be aware of the dates and times in the event you have class during the fair.

Friday, October 1, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Virtual Event

Chicago Research Summit
Exploring Chicago Stories: Enhancing Student Learning Through Chicago-Based Research

Chicago Research Summit promotes Chicago-based pedagogy and research for regional higher education institutions serving undergraduates.

Join faculty and librarians from around Chicago for a discussion on connecting undergraduates to Chicago stories. We are excited about combining research and civic-engagement in ways that resonate with our students lived experiences.

Be sure to check out the full program, where you will find thirteen (13!) of your Columbia College Chicago colleagues as presenters!

Friday, October 15, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The 2021 Chicago Research Summit is free and will be hosted virtually on Zoom.
Registration is required to attend.


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