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Category: Guest Speakers

United States Artists President and CEO Deana Haggag to Speak at Next MSLCE Speaker Series Event

By Jacob NelsonDeana Haggag joined United States Artists (USA), a Chicago-based nonprofit that funds American artists across a variety of disciplines, so she could learn more about “how artists come to exist in this country.”Before becoming the organization’s president and CEO, Haggag worked as the executive director for Baltimore’s The Contemporary, a nomadic and non-collecting

Greg Cameron Discusses Turning Around the Joffrey Ballet During MSLCE Speaker Series

By Jacob NelsonWhat makes an arts organization successful? According to Joffrey Ballet Executive Director Greg Cameron, an organization’s success depends on three points: leaning towards the mission, developing an aligned team, and creating collaborations with external partners.“The minute the mission of the organization becomes compromised in anyway is when trouble creeps in,” Cameron said during

Disney Director John Musker Talks Making ‘Moana’ and Skyping with Lin-Manuel Miranda During Northwestern Event

By Nick RomanMoana, The Little Mermaid, Tangled, Aladdin, and The Fox and the Hound: what do all of these have in common? Sure, they are favorites among Disney fans of all ages. However, they also demonstrate the creative genius of John Musker, who recently spoke at Northwestern University’s School of Communication. School of Communication students got to listen to the

Greg Cameron to Speak Nov. 30 at MSLCE Speaker Series Event

By Jacob NelsonBefore becoming the executive director of the Joffrey Ballet, Greg Cameron worked for a variety of museums, including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) and the Art Institute of Chicago.But before all that, he founded a different kind of museum… in his childhood basement.

Field Foundation President Angelique Power Discusses Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity at MSLCE Speaker Series Event

By Jacob NelsonDuring the most recent MSLCE Speaker Series event, Field Foundation President Angelique Power asked the audience to define the terms “diversity,” “inclusion,” and “equity.” When the attendees struggled to respond, she asked them to imagine they owned a restaurant.“Diversity is like keeping your restaurant completely the same and inviting a few people different

Next MSLCE Speaker Series Event: Field Foundation President Angelique Power

By Jacob NelsonOn paper, Angelique Power’s career seems like a natural ascension from nonprofit management positions to her current role as President of the Field Foundation. The reality is more complicated.“I fell into my career, like many of us do,” Power said during a recent interview.Power, who will be discussing her professional trajectory at the

Daniella Smith Aspires To Bring Young Audiences to Opera

By Jacob NelsonDaniella Smith fell in love with opera when she realized she excelled at singing it.The new MSLCE student and Seattle native originally began her artistic career in musical theatre, before realizing that her voice was better suited for classical.“As I watched more opera, I really fell in love with it,” Smith said during

CBS TV Studio VP to Speak at First 2017-2018 MSLCE Speaker Series Event

By Jacob NelsonBefore Rob Luchow worked in television, he watched it. Lots of it.“This was the common routine in my house growing up: At 6 o’clock, my family would put on local news and start cooking dinner. At 6:30, Tom Brokaw. 7 was Jeopardy, and 7:30 was Wheel of Fortune,” Luchow said during an interview