Columbia College Chicago

May 14, 2009

Haiku Contest Submissions 2009
Eyes fixed on the screen, / the forgotten page now blank; / the written word dies -Vanessa Pegramabout

Essence of a voice / It speaks in rhymes / Born between each breath - Joy Young

Call me Anarchist / Cuz I'd rather be burning / Starbucks and not books - Justin Dickman

Bradbury's intent / Fire no longer exists / Ink extinguishes - Brittain Williams

Burnt embers of books / Only give heat for so long. / But their words don't cool.- Vanessa Pegram

Calling of the crows / As the snow buries them deep / Leaving them frozen - Joy Young

Who is Guy Montag / What is he really burning / With his so-called life - Justin Dickman

Bruised fingers typing / Dissatisfied with T.V. / Bradbury's Future. - Brittain Williams

What would you accept / as true without resources? / Could you find the truth? - Kate Donalek

See the pile of books? / Why are you holding a match? / Educational. - Sarah Nichols

One triangle here. / More and more come from another. / Everlasting fractal. - Joyce Ogban

An honest day's work / Is not worth more in the bush / Until you've done none. - Mark Perkins

Knowledge is obtained / Through books, poems, and films, / Pictures. See. Illustrated man. Brandon Marshall

I found a new word / Guess it escaped from the flames / Imagination - Charlsey Miller

time, redirected / freeze your slang - your expressions / burnished beings be - Jaclyn Capozzoli

Words, unlike the flame / Will ignite your soul's knowledge, and can not burn out. - Vanessa Pegram

The black horned Beauty / With its poisonous embrace / Wings filled with soft bliss - Joy Young

Sirens pierced our ears / War is on the radio / Follow the river - Justin Dickman

Reasons to write / Four hundred and fifty one / ink and paper live - Brittain Williams

Could you think if you / hadn't been taught, hadn't learned? / What would you believe? - Kate Donalek

I eat my burger/ I like tomato on it/ Many Mayonnaise - Harlan Vaughn

words being essence / of thoughts blossoming between / our self and others - Kate Donalek

May 11, 2009

Ray Bradbury's Characters Brought to Life - Manifest Spectacle Fortuna 2009

Spectacle Fortuna Parade of Creativity

Join Library staff and friends as we participate in this year’s Spectacle Fortuna. The Library Book Carts will be out in full force (transformed into fire engines) while characters from Ray Bradbury’s books and stories will be brought to life.

Kick-off at Harrison Avenue and Wabash Avenue, 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.
Spectacle Fortuna is Columbia’s parade of creativity, wishing good fortune upon seniors and graduate students, and celebrating the college’s spirit and creative community. This free, public event includes: hundreds of giant puppets; spectacle items created by students, faculty, and staff; and the punk marching band Mucca Pazza.

Sneak Preview of Spectacle:

Spectacle Credits: Artistic Director, Jennifer Friedrich, lead Costume Designer Elsa Hiltner, lead Builder Joy Dennis Photo Credits: Alexis Ellers

More information on Manifest and Spectacle Fortuna

About The Big Read
The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment
for the Arts, designed to restore reading to the center
of American culture. The NEA presents The Big Read in
partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library
Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest. The Big
Read brings together partners across the country to
encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the
Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

The Art Institute of Chicago Modern Wing opens May 16th

The Art Institute of Chicago opens the new Modern Wing Saturday, May 16th, 2009.

Admission to the museum will be FREE the entire first week of the Modern Wing’s opening, May 16–22.
Museum Hours

Monday 10:30–5:00
Tuesday 10:30–5:00
Wednesday 10:30–5:00
Thursday 10:30–8:00 (Free General Admission 5:00–8:00)
Friday 10:30–5:00
Saturday 10:00–5:00
Sunday 10:00–5:00
Target Free Summer Evenings

The museum is free from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday evenings Memorial Day to Labor Day.

May 5, 2009

Intellectual Freedom in the Context of Fahrenheit 451

Intellectual Freedom in the Context of Fahrenheit 451
Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Deputy Director,
American Library Association
Office of Intellectual Freedom

Thursday, May 7, 2009, 6-8pm
(rescheduled from April 16)
Columbia College Chicago Library
624 S. Michigan Ave., 3rd Floor

Faculty are encouraged and welcome to bring classes to this program.

Deborah Caldwell-StoneDeborah Caldwell Stone is Deputy Director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, where she works on projects dealing with censorship and privacy in libraries. An attorney by training, she practiced appellate law before the state and federal courts in Chicago before joining ALA in 2000. She now works closely with librarians to address various intellectual freedom issues affecting libraries, including the removal of books and materials from library shelves, the use of Internet filtering, and the impact of new technologies and the USA PATRIOT Act on user privacy. She is an honors graduate of the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology.