May 2017

JJ McLuckie's Manifest, Summer Events, CAAN Board Applications
MAY 2017


Lisa Frank, Legos, and Nickelodeon: JJ McLuckie’s Throwback Manifest Inspirations
Campus-elected Manifest Creative Director JJ McLuckie turned his childhood obsessions into a Manifest masterpiece.
Join the National Alumni Board
Are you interested in getting more involved with your alma mater? Would you like to serve as a leader of your peers? Columbia College Chicago Alumni Association & Network (CAAN) National Alumni Board is seeking passionate alumni to serve as board members for two-year terms starting September 1, 2017.
How One LGBTQ Artist Is Reclaiming Public Bathrooms
For members of the LGBTQ community, public restrooms have been a contentious and often dangerous place for decades—even more so in the last year. Artist and activist Angela Davis Fegan MFA ’15 wants to reclaim these spaces.
Celebrating the Dammeyer Fellowship
Ervin Johnson’s '12 Dammeyer Fellowship culminated in a weekend-long exhibition at Ravenswood’s Gallery 19.
Have You Ever Had a Dream?
CaSera Heining ’17 shares how her dream of attending Columbia became a reality.
Need to Know
Alumni Card
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Class Notes
What are you doing out there? Submit your class notes.
Office of the Registrar
Need your transcripts? Contact the Office of the Registrar.
DEMO Magazine
DEMO magazine’s latest issue is now available online! Check out features about the alumni producing huge music events, working behind the scenes on FOX’s hit show Empire, and much more.


FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2017
LIMITED SPOTS LEFT—Manifest Alumni Party
Every year, Columbia College Chicago hosts an exclusive alumni event during urban arts festival Manifest. Come hang out on a lovely outdoor patio with city views, pumping music, and the lively sounds of the Manifest celebration below. $15 tickets include a signature Manifest cocktail, wine, beer, food, a photo takeaway, and more than 150 alumni to reconnect with.
SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017
Cubs vs. Dodgers Alumni Outing
We are excited to host our annual alumni Cubs vs. Dodgers game! Please join us and alumni from Southern Illinois University for a private pregame party at Dodger Stadium’s Loge Terrace to watch the World Series champions in action.
Young Alumni Social
Did you graduate between 2005 and 2017? Celebrate summer in the city at the Young Alumni Social at Sheffield's Beer & Wine Garden. Voted one of the best outdoor bars by Chicagoist, Sheffield’s patio offers the ideal setting to catch up with your fellow alumni.
Cubs vs. Mets Alumni Outing
Baseball season again! On June 14, we’re ready to sing “Go, Cubs, Go!” at Citi Field. Join your fellow Columbia College Chicago alumni and friends for an alumni pregame party and exciting baseball game as the World Series Champions take on the New York Mets.
Save the Date

White Sox vs. Oakland Alumni Outing
Chicago, IL


TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017
Strengthen Your Communications and Resume
In today’s marketplace, you need to be smart and distinctive to promote yourself for new jobs and career advancement. Don’t wait to update your resume until someone asks you for it. At this hands-on Career Transitions Center event, learn how to build your brand and pursue the opportunities you want!
Looking Like a Pro: LinkedIn and Your Online Network
In this program, you will learn the ins and outs of LinkedIn and how to successfully build your professional presence online. Professional headshots will also be available to the first 20 people that sign up!
Save the Date

TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017
CAAN Connect: LA
Los Angeles, CA


Columbia College Chicago Announces 2017 Honorary Degree Recipients
Columbia College Chicago is proud to announce a roster of leaders who embody Columbia’s mission through activism, philanthropy, painting, directing, and community engagement as the 2017 commencement ceremony keynote speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients.
A Summer Well Spent
Columbia launches new precollegiate summer programs aimed at students wanting to jump-start their education.


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