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Students Explore Leadership Styles in Leading Creative Teams

By Nick RomanIntelligence quotient (IQ) is always a hot topic of conversation surrounding academic pioneers of society. Heroes of groundbreaking discoveries historically have had a high IQ, but what about their emotional quotient (EQ) or emotional intelligence? Research shows that those with a high EQ tend to be successful leaders in their respective sectors. The

Learning the Nuances of Managing Nonprofits

By Tate GloverThis quarter I had the opportunity to take Cultural Nonprofits with Professor Larissa Buchholz. The class walked through the key elements for running and understanding nonprofit organizations, and operated as an introduction to the nonprofit arts sector. Throughout the course we worked with the Hyde Park Arts Center, presenting them with suggestions for

MSLCE Students Build Marketing Plans with Professor Rick Kolsky

By Charlie WeinOn the first day of class, Professor Rick Kolsky asked the MSLCE students: “What is marketing?”. Various answers were given: “showcasing a product” “building a social media strategy” “designing advertisements”. After several answers, Professor Kolsky replied with a resounding “No!”. From there on, students spent the next 10 weeks with Professor Kolsky as

NuVention Arts: MSLCE Students Learn What it Takes to be an Entrepreneur

By Poorvi Nair Ensemble: bringing concerts to your homeCreative Connect: Providing a platform for upcoming talentThe Seen: An App that lets you see all the events happening around you, and who’s going to itThese were a few of the amazing start-up ideas that came out of the NuVention: Arts course this past Spring Quarter. Taught by the

MSLCE Students Measure Public Engagement at The Block Museum of Art

In preparing for the professional world of creative enterprises, MSLCE students constantly take into account the challenges that creative organizations face-such as low attendance figures and box office sales. To develop keen awareness to these trends and strategize ways to increase engagement, Dr. Jennifer Novak-Leonard’s engagement with Public Culture course gave students hands-on experience in

Madhuvanti Ghose Shares About Curation at the Chicago Art Institute

By Tate GloverFor our Marketing Class, Professor Rick Kolsky invited Madhuvanti Ghose, the curator of the Alsdorf Galleries of the Chicago Art Institute. Ghose gave us a brief history of the Alsdorf wing, explaining how the architectural design was intended to make the space primarily into a passage between the new building and the old

Professor Elizabeth Gerber Shares Exciting Projects and Gives Advice on Finding a Mentor

By Tate GloverElizabeth Gerber is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering and the faculty founder of Design for America. Her interests and areas of study often intersect multiple disciplines and bring into sharper focus the role of technology and design in the modern era. Gerber came to speak with

MSLCE Students Get Deeper Understanding of Digital Audience Creation

By Poorvi NairEver wanted to know how many people visit the top social media sites in the world? Or how much time each person spends on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, and what demographics are visiting these sites?This winter quarter, many students took Understanding Media Markets: Users, Makers, Metrics, which explored the metrics side of the