By Brenna C. Cronin“To love our city is to love every community and neighborhood that belongs to her. We know that there is no right or perfect way to confront inequity… but we are willing to take risks and become the accomplice Chicago’s many communities deserve. Injustice impacts all of us… and there is too
By Brenna C. CroninWith a stack of impact reports in hand, Michelle Boone—Chief Engagement Officer of Navy Pier, started our site visit with the power of information. Programming and community engagement are the drumbeats of her department and deserve incredible recognition for the revitalization of Navy Pier as it stands today.
What is your current role(s)/project(s) and what are your responsibilities?I’m currently the Creative Director at the Chicago-based personal branding and creative services agency, SimplyBe. Agency. I was hire #1, and my CEO and I have built the company from two to eight full time staff over the past two years. My core responsibilities as Creative
By Aimee OrtegaTheater number three in the historic Harper Theater, located off of Harper Avenue in Hyde Park, was filled to capacity a few weeks ago as an audience of community members, students, scholars, artists came together to see a free screening of the Emmy nominated documentary and Sundance Film Festival winner, American Promise.
By Chip PotterThe MSLCE cohort visited Cinespace Chicago Film Studios on Feb. 10, where they met with Cinespace Studio Owner Alex Pissios, and several other film entrepreneurs at Cinespace’s film incubator, Stage 18. Pissios offered an invaluable perspective on Chicago-based film and television content creation, and also shared lessons he’s learned during his 10 years
By Hayley Bullock A small but forceful dance company, BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance, seems to be a great fit for an internship for me this summer. I came into the MSLCE program with the desire to better understand dance companies in hopes that I could find ways to improve their business models. This opportunity will provide
By Scotty Stieber Last week, a group of School of Communication students took part in an EPICS Leadership Journey to 360i’s downtown Chicago office. Amanda Abar, the Executive Vice President of 360i Chicago, led the discussion about her current role and the many steps she has taken to get to where she is today. The
By Zach Hyman You may have seen the buzz all over the Chicago social sphere – Vincent van Gogh is at the Art Institute of Chicago. “Van Gogh’s Bedrooms,” an exhibit featuring the tortured artist’s three interpretations of his chambre in Arles, has run through most of spring and will continue until May 10. In
By Scotty Stieber How do we create and manage our identities online? Jeremy Birnholtz, an associate professor within the School of Communication, joined the MSLCE cohort for the first faculty talk of the quarter to discuss his focus on human-computer interaction, particularly with social media. Students learned about the establishment of virtual boundaries and various
By Jacob Nelson When Dan Danzig first started out in the art world, he sold art collections to corporations. It’s a unique job for an art curator, in that it involves getting to know the tastes of a large group of executives rather than a small group of museum employees. It takes a sharp sense