I invited Columbia College junior Cheryl Faux to speak to a couple of my First-Year Seminar classes this week. Cheryl gave a fabulous presentation sharing her inspirations and advice for making the most of college, especially during the first year. In preparation for Cheryl’s visit, students explored her bio and the infographics she made about her talents and...
Three weeks down! It’s been great hearing about the cool things going on in FYS this semester — portraits and timelines, discussions of Persepolis and Frankenstein and Stranger with a Camera, explorations of names, the self, selfies, silences, solitude, community, the intersection of the personal and the political, bus trips, museum trips, tweets, poems, blog posts…....
Come see FM SUPREME! Performing in the Music Center Concert Hall (1014 S Michigan Ave) on Wednesday, Sept. 24th at the following times: 9:30-10:20 11:00-11:5 1:00-1:50 2:30-3:20 Born and raised in Chicago, Jessica Disu, also known as FM Supreme is a three-time international performing poet, artist, activist and educator who describes herself as a...
There’s a great exhibit at the MCA until October 5th: “Unbound: Contemporary Art After Frida Kahlo” Following the trajectory of Frida Kahlo, a diverse group of contemporary artists explore and question four themes: The Political Body, Performing Gender, The Absent or Traumatized Body and Contesting National Identity – themes that directly relate to our course work,...
About The Study FYS Instructor Miranda Zent Alex’s poetry reflects a sense of frustration familiar to many students in their first year of college. During this time of intense change it’s not surprising if students experience an almost total reordering of their sense of self—a strong shift in values and beliefs, the assumption of...