Marginalia, Graduate Blog

Goodbyes and New Beginnings

by Christine Reed

Steve and Kate's Camp Lakeview kids posing for a last-day picture.

Steve and Kate’s Camp Lakeview kids posing for a last-day picture.

Camp is over and school is (almost) in.  I have been spending the better part of August preparing to start a new dance program at Ravenswood Elementary School.  Along with all the changes, it is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to many of my friends from the Columbia College Chicago Elementary Education MAT program as we all embark on our new journeys as professionals in the field of education.

Goodbyes and New Beginnings

Camp is over and school is (almost) in.  I have been spending the better part of August preparing to start a new dance program at Ravenswood Elementary School.  Along with all …

Elementary Education MAT Christine Reed, christine.reed1@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

An Interview with Spencer McCall, Director of “The Institute”

by Joshua C. Robinson

Poster for the film "The Institute"

Poster for the film “The Institute”

Recently I posted a compliment on Twitter about the film The Institute. Through a series of fortuitous interactions I was able to get in touch with the director, Spencer McCall, and ask him some questions about the film itself, copyright, and the implications of the film for arts managers. The Institute is currently available on Netflix and features one of the most fascinating chronicles of a genre and media bending art experience. The Institute manages to transcend many aspects of capturing performance, game play and reality. For a more succinct description, I have included the Wikipedia entry for the film.

An Interview with Spencer McCall, Director of “The Institute”

Recently I posted a compliment on Twitter about the film The Institute. Through a series of fortuitous interactions I was able to get in touch with the director, Spencer McCall, …

Business & Entrepreneurship MAM Joshua C. Robinson, JoshuaCDRobinson@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

THAT’S ALL, FOLKS

by Daniel Scott Parker

Summer Grooves

It’s hard to believe that my year as ambassador is coming to a close. It’s been a terrifically exciting, prolific, and rewarding year, and serving as ambassador has only made it that much more enriching. Not only did I get to correspond with heaps of wonderful prospective and admitted students, but I got to have dinner (and take a bathroom selfie) at President Kim’s home, participate at Manifest, and help host both Open House and Orientation.

THAT’S ALL, FOLKS

It’s hard to believe that my year as ambassador is coming to a close. It’s been a terrifically exciting, prolific, and rewarding year, and serving as ambassador has only made …

Daniel Scott Parker MFA Poetry Daniel Scott Parker, danielsparker@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Congrats to the Class of 2014

by Logan Stahley

Tracie, Brittany, Sean, Batu,  Alexis, David, Paul, Steven and Jordan

Tracie, Brittany, Sean, Batu, Alexis, David, Paul, Steven and Jordan

Congrats Graduates!

The MFA Music Composition for the Screen class of 2014 have completed their summer internships and are officially graduates of Columbia! It is exciting to hear how their semester in LA and internships went. Below is the list of graduates and who they interned with. Future blogs will go more in depth, interviewing each graduate about their experiences this summer. What is really amazing is that many of them were hired immediately after their internship—many more details about their busy summers coming very soon!

Congrats to the Class of 2014

Congrats Graduates! The MFA Music Composition for the Screen class of 2014 have completed their summer internships and are officially graduates of Columbia! It is exciting to hear how their …

Music Composition for the Screen MFA Logan Stahley, unhello@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Art and Games: Adrienne Ciskey

by Justin Botz

Illustration by Wesley Hall

Illustration by Wesley Hall

Adrienne Ciskey is a third year candidate in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Media program who has been creating a lot of cool work that incorporates gaming in one way or another.

Art and Games: Adrienne Ciskey

Adrienne Ciskey is a third year candidate in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Media program who has been creating a lot of cool work that incorporates gaming in one way or another.

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Justin Botz, justin.botz@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

My summer with The Goldfinch

by Parker Stockman

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I’ve been spending much of my summer reading. My friends and I started a book club, and the inaugural book was The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. I was stoked for this book—it got mostly positive reviews and won the freaking Pulitzer Prize, which they didn’t even give out the year my favorite author was shortlisted (2012, Karen Russell for Swamplandia!). I thought this book had to be great! It will start the new book club off with something great, grandiose, epic, and worthy of the discussion a night with friends will offer.

My summer with The Goldfinch

I’ve been spending much of my summer reading. My friends and I started a book club, and the inaugural book was The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. I was stoked for …

Creative Writing - Fiction MFA Parker Stockman, parker.stockman@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

A Farewell…Of Sorts

by Evan Baden

It'll all be smooth sailing soon

It’ll all be smooth sailing soon

Well, I am late posting my blog to Marginalia. This is nothing new for me. I consistently forget to get my blog up on the correct day. What is different about today is that this will truly be the last time I am late to post, because this will be my last post. After three years of working with the Graduate Admissions Office, and speaking with prospective students, my time has come to an end. 

A Farewell…Of Sorts

Well, I am late posting my blog to Marginalia. This is nothing new for me. I consistently forget to get my blog up on the correct day. What is different …

Photography MFA Evan Baden, evan.baden@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Refine and Redefine, but ALWAYS Follow Your Passion

by Danielle Dwyer

Recording one of the sportscast I cut, edited, wrote and produced at Fox 29 Philadelphia.

Recording one of the sportscast I cut, edited, wrote and produced at Fox 29 Philadelphia.

Sometimes you have to tweak the foundation.

Internships are designed for learning, exploring, discovering, rediscovering and tweaking.

For those of you who have read some of my previous blogs, you know that I love sports and am aspiring to be a sportscaster. You probably also know that I am interning with the Fox 29 Philadelphia station in their sports department. And for me, all of the above ring true with an emphasis on the tweaking part.

Refine and Redefine, but ALWAYS Follow Your Passion

Sometimes you have to tweak the foundation. Internships are designed for learning, exploring, discovering, rediscovering and tweaking. For those of you who have read some of my previous blogs, you …

Journalism MA Danielle Dwyer, danielledwyer14@yahoo.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

And the winners is…

by Conor O'Farrell

Robin Wright as Claire Underwood in HOUSE OF CARDS. Image courtesy of Netflix.

Robin Wright as Claire Underwood in HOUSE OF CARDS. Image courtesy of Netflix.

It’s Emmy season, and boy it’s going to be a tough one. There has been such good television this last year. I just recently finished FX’s FARGO, which deserves all the awards, and I’m fairly confident it will take Best Miniseries, but just look at the shows up for Best Drama Series; BREAKING BAD, DOWNTON ABBEY, GAME OF THRONES, HOUSE OF CARDS, MAD MEN, and TRUE DETECTIVE. How do you call that? Having shamefully not yet seen TRUE DETECTIVE, my vote goes to HOUSE OF CARDS.

And the winners is…

It’s Emmy season, and boy it’s going to be a tough one. There has been such good television this last year. I just recently finished FX’s FARGO, which deserves all …

Cinema Art + Science - Creative Producing Conor O'Farrell, conor.ofarrell@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Summer Fun

by Steph Jurusz

Most of Those Are Books

Most of Those are Books

If you recall from my last post, I recently signed for a new apartment. Well, now moving day is almost here! I’ve been trying to get my stuff together and pack this place up, but let me tell you, in a space as small as my current apartment, it’s hard to find a place to put all the boxes. I’ve been packing bit by bit over the past couple days and will have every moved in on Sunday.

Summer Fun

If you recall from my last post, I recently signed for a new apartment. Well, now moving day is almost here! I’ve been trying to get my stuff together and …

Creative Writing - Nonfiction MFA Steph Jurusz, stephanie.jurusz@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

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