November 2016


Alexandra Eidenberg Advocates for Women and Children

Alexandra Eidenberg '05 always wanted to start a nonprofit. Today, her organization Mom + Baby provides support, advocacy and legislation for women and children.
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Hey, Liberal Gives a White Perspective on Integration

Mary Mitchell '91 reviews Hey, Liberal by Creative Writing Associate Professor Shawn Shiflett '76.
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Documentary, Now: Three Rock Stars Who Run the Fast-Changing Nonfiction World

Food, Inc. Executive Producer Diane Weyermann MFA '92 says her continued desire to work with documentaries stems from her interest in the human condition.
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Have You Met Malik?

President Kim introduces alumni to a student who embodies the irrepressible spirit of Columbia College Chicago.
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NYC Alumni Pre-Holiday Social

New York alumni, are you ready to celebrate the holidays and meet your newly appointed New York CAAN Alumni Board members? Join your fellow alumni at Rocco's Tacos for the Alumni Holiday Social. The $10 registration fee includes hors d'oeurvres, and the first 50 guests will receive one drink ticket.

6:30–8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Rocco's Tacos
Brooklyn, NY
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Pre-Game the Holidays in LA

It's time to get in the holiday spirit with a pre-holiday season mixer! Connect with Columbia alumni as well as entertainment industry alumni from UCLA, Stanford, CalArts, Columbia University, Washington University, Dartmouth, Syracuse and many more.

Join host committee and CAAN National Board members Shani Black, Jennifer Oliver O'Connell '87 and Karen Lee Cohen '68 for this spirited evening of networking.

8 p.m.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
The Sandbox
Los Angeles, CA
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Chicago Alumni Holiday Party

Make your holiday season sparkle! Join fellow Columbia alumni for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, music and plenty of good cheer at the Alumni Holiday Party. Wear your finest cocktail attire for this not-to-be-missed evening at A New Leaf, a rustic venue in Old Town. A $25 registration fee includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

6–8 p.m.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
A New Leaf
Chicago, IL
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Save The Date: Creating Branded Content That Sells

Hosted by Columbia Trustee Luis de la Parra '95, Senior Vice President of Partner Solutions, Univision
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Univision Communications Inc.
New York, NY


Alumni Resume Workshop

Does your resume need to be spruced up? Make sure your biggest accomplishments shine with the help of Columbia's Career Center! At the Alumni Resume Workshop, you’ll get tailored advice from our career coaches on getting your resume industry-ready as well as utilizing the most beneficial online resources.

Please bring two copies of your most recent resume. Register today, as space is limited.

6–7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Career Center
Columbia College Chicago
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Calling All Artists!

Do you want to showcase your art while helping others? Art For Life Chicago would love to see your creativity! Your entries to this juried contemporary art auction and exhibition will benefit those living with HIV/AIDS.

Submissions due Tuesday, November 15, 2016
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President Kim's Contract Extended to 2020

The Columbia Chronicle reports that President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim's contract has been officially extended to June 2020, according to Board of Trustees Chairman Bill Wolf.
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Comedy, Truth, Distance and Poop: Part 1

Theatre Assistant Professor Anne Libera talks about comedy theory, rethinking safe spaces and the joys (and dangers) of comedy during an election year.
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Language Arts

Associate Professor Jim Van Manen explores the intersection of visual art and Deaf Culture in preparation for the In the Eyes of Deaf Artists III exhibition.
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You shop. Amazon gives.

Did you know that when you shop at, Amazon will make a gift to Columbia College Chicago? AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know: same products, same prices, same service—plus .5 percent of your purchase will go to your alma mater. Click below for more details.
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