Marginalia, Graduate Blog

From Commencement to Capstone

by Jeni Crone

Last Weekend Cohort 22 graduated…symbolically. Our families came into town, we put on caps and gowns and walked across a stage, but we still have a little bit more work …

From Commencement to Capstone

Last Weekend Cohort 22 graduated…symbolically. Our families came into town, we put on caps and gowns and walked across a stage, but we still have a little bit more work …

Education - Visual Arts MAT Jeni Crone, jennifer.crone@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Teaching Incredible Students

by Justin Grogan

When asked what it is like to teach at Columbia College Chicago, I tell people I cannot imagine teaching anywhere else. I am constantly surprised and impressed by the students …

Teaching Incredible Students

When asked what it is like to teach at Columbia College Chicago, I tell people I cannot imagine teaching anywhere else. I am constantly surprised and impressed by the students …

Creative Writing - Poetry MFA Justin Grogan, jgrogan@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Soon-Soon Monsoon

by Justin Grogan

I was recently speaking with my thesis advisor, Michael Robins, when he mentioned that it is common for manuscripts to end where the next book picks up. I hadn’t really …

Soon-Soon Monsoon

I was recently speaking with my thesis advisor, Michael Robins, when he mentioned that it is common for manuscripts to end where the next book picks up. I hadn’t really …

Creative Writing - Poetry MFA Justin Grogan, jgrogan@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

And So I Started Drinking Coffee

by Jeni Crone

By time this post goes live I will be into my fourth week of Student Teaching. I am the most tired I have ever been (ever), but I am also …

And So I Started Drinking Coffee

By time this post goes live I will be into my fourth week of Student Teaching. I am the most tired I have ever been (ever), but I am also …

Education - Visual Arts MAT Jeni Crone, jennifer.crone@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Greetings From Warm and Sunny Orlando, Florida!

by Steph Jurusz

Just a year and a half ago I was writing about leaving Florida, and now I’m back down south to spend the holidays with my family. Every time I post …

Greetings From Warm and Sunny Orlando, Florida!

Just a year and a half ago I was writing about leaving Florida, and now I’m back down south to spend the holidays with my family. Every time I post …

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

2014 In Review

by Jeni Crone

I know a few people who write for various media sites and publications. As I’ve read their ‘Best of 2014’ lists I’ve been all the more anxious to be the …

2014 In Review

I know a few people who write for various media sites and publications. As I’ve read their ‘Best of 2014’ lists I’ve been all the more anxious to be the …

Education - Visual Arts MAT Jeni Crone, jennifer.crone@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Last Days of the Penultimate Semester

by Justin Grogan

I remember watching the poetry cohort before me hit the last semester of their MFA Poetry lives, and I hadn’t yet comprehended the emotions that would come. Now, in the …

Last Days of the Penultimate Semester

I remember watching the poetry cohort before me hit the last semester of their MFA Poetry lives, and I hadn’t yet comprehended the emotions that would come. Now, in the …

Creative Writing - Poetry MFA Justin Grogan, jgrogan@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

ChuhChuhChuhChanges

by Cherie Tymkiw

Well, August has come back around, and this year, instead of prepping for another full time graduate student schedule, I’m prepping for my new career. I have been hired as …

ChuhChuhChuhChanges

Well, August has come back around, and this year, instead of prepping for another full time graduate student schedule, I’m prepping for my new career. I have been hired as …

Art Education (K-12) MAT Cherie Tymkiw, cherie.tymkiw@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

The Joy of Challenge

by Steph Jurusz

Two short weeks from when I am writing this post, we will be back in class. With so much happening in such a brief period of time (department meetings, training, …

The Joy of Challenge

Two short weeks from when I am writing this post, we will be back in class. With so much happening in such a brief period of time (department meetings, training, …

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

August Organizing

by Cherie Tymkiw

So I returned from Europe and now I have a job teaching high school art for District 207 in the northwest suburbs! I am so excited to work at a …

August Organizing

So I returned from Europe and now I have a job teaching high school art for District 207 in the northwest suburbs! I am so excited to work at a …

Art Education (K-12) MAT Cherie Tymkiw, cherie.tymkiw@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605