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Aspiring Graphic Designer Sets Sights for Disney

By Jacob Nelson This is the fourth in a series of posts spotlighting new students in Northwestern’s   Master of Science in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program. Ting Luan knew she wanted to learn graphic design before she even arrived at college. The recent Michigan State graduate grew up drawing, and was excited to hone

Dancer Looks to MS Program to ‘Jumpstart’ Her Life

By Jacob Nelson This is the third in a series of posts spotlighting new students in Northwestern’s  Master of Science in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program. For Ty Reggans, dancing is a form of communication as much as it is a passion – which makes sense, considering she’s been dancing for longer than she’s been

Northwestern Opera Singer Returns to Begin Career in Arts Activism

This is the second in a series of posts spotlighting new students in Northwestern’s Master of Science in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program. By Jacob NelsonFor the last few years, Kaitlin Very has taught music to an eager group of students: preschoolers.“You won’t get a more excited group of students than four-year-olds,” Very said. Since

NU Student Worked in Radio; Now He Wants to Save It

This is the first in a series of posts spotlighting new students in Northwestern’s Master of Science in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program. By Jacob Nelson As an undergraduate, Zach Silva loved programming for WNUR, Northwestern’s student-run radio station. He enjoyed the opportunity his roles as programming director and news director gave him to learn

Northwestern’s Block Museum To Unveil New Exhibit

This is the first in a series of posts about opportunities for Leadership for Creative Enterprises students to learn about Evanston’s arts scene. By Jacob Nelson The start of a new school year means the debut of a new exhibit at Northwestern’s Block Museum of Art. This year, Block Museum celebrates Kenyan born artist Wangechi Mutu with a

Fall Course to Explore How Media Audiences Form

This is the continuation in a series on faculty teaching in the MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program. By Jacob NelsonAt first, a weatherman predicting rain may not sound too different from a website predicting what movie you should watch. Both are using a lot of data to make an educated guess. Jim Webster

Northwestern Faculty to Participate in Chicago Humanities Festival

This is the first in a series of posts about opportunities for Leadership for Creative Enterprises students to learn about Chicago’s arts scene. By Jacob Nelson What do Patti Smith, Lena Dunham, Martin Amis and Wallace Shawn have in common? They will all be participating in this fall’s Chicago Humanities Festival, a program that fills the end

Project Management Course Will Teach Students How to Lead

This is the continuation in a series on faculty teaching in the MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program. By Jacob NelsonThe words “project management” seem inevitably (and unfortunately) linked to corporate office world tedium: cubicles. Conference rooms. Maybe even a broken fax machine. This fall, Dan Heck is hoping to change that, by turning

Project Management Professor Learned Show Biz from His Kids

This is the continuation in a series on faculty teaching in the MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program. By Jacob Nelson Dan Heck is the first to admit he doesn’t have much professional experience when it comes to creative industries. But his kids have a ton. A self-proclaimed “theater dad,” Heck has watched and

‘Blue’s Clues’ Animator Tackles Obamacare, Medicare in Animated Videos

This is the continuation in a series on faculty teaching in the MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program. By Jacob Nelson First there was the professor who complained wrongly that a raise he’d just received would put him in a higher tax bracket. Then there was the woman on Medicare who admitted she had