September 2016


Josh Tsui's Long History with Chicago Video Games

Josh Tsui '91 has been a part of Chicago's iconic video game history since the 1990s—including running his own studio, Robomodo. Now, he wants to preserve that history through the documentary Insert Coin: Inside Midway's 90s Revolution.
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Aliens in Oak Park? Alumna's Sci-Fi Novel Plays on Our Mid-'90s Innocence

A biting satire and comedy of manners, Neon Green by Margaret Wappler '98 follows what happens when a spaceship lands in an "eco-affluent" family's backyard.
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Learn Laban Workshop Series

Join distinguished alumni of the Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis (GL-CMA) as they present innovative applications of Laban Movement Analysis. These workshops are appropriate for dancers, dance educators, dance/movement therapists, movement analysts, prospective students and any individuals interested in Laban.

10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Columbia College Chicago
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Columbia Alumni Filmmakers Night

Calling all LA alumni independent filmmakers, movie fans and anyone looking for an entertaining night out. Join us for an evening of short films made by talented Columbia College Chicago alumni. For $10 admission, you’ll have access to the screening, a filmmaker Q&A and time to socialize on El Cid's beautiful outdoor patio.

6:30–9 p.m.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Los Angeles, CA
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LGBTQ Alumni Panel

In honor of LGBTQ History Month, please join alumni of many disciplines and identities for a Q&A on their experiences pursuing creative careers. Get honest answers about how their identities affect, intersect and integrate with their success and goals.

This free event is co-sponsored by Development and Alumni Relations, Residence Life, the Career Center and LGBTQ Culture & Community. Light refreshments will be served. American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.

5:30–7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Columbia College Chicago
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Columbia Weekend 2016

Join fellow alumni and friends at Columbia Weekend. The festivities kick off on Friday with our Welcome Reception for alumni, parents and friends. Saturday features a special President’s Luncheon, an afternoon Alumni Social and a magical Halloween Parade.

Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, 2016
Columbia College Chicago
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Save the Date: Creativity - Philosophy Meets Hollywood

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Columbia College Chicago

Save the Date: 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Graduate Journalism Program

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Columbia College Chicago


Career Transitions Center Program: Over 40 and Hired

At this event, the Career Transitions Center will provide tips, strategies and real-life examples for seasoned professionals navigating career transitions—including the potential age bias in today’s job market.

6–8 p.m.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Columbia College Chicago
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Here to Hire: Fall Part-Time Job Fair

A part-time job can help you build your resume, gain work experience and earn supplemental income. At this event, employers from various industries will be in attendance recruiting for paid part-time (and some full-time) job opportunities. Resumes are required.

10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Columbia College Chicago
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We’re Number One!

Columbia College Chicago landed the top spot in College Magazine’s Top 10 list of best colleges for aspiring comedians.
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The Hollywood Reporter Ranks the Top 25 American Film Schools

Columbia College Chicago landed on The Hollywood Reporter’s sixth annual ranking of the 25 best U.S. film schools for the fifth year in a row! Find out where we ranked this year.
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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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