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Esse Quam Videri
In all likelihood you came here to be something, not to just pretend to be something. That being the case, we can't help but think of our old friend Bob Enrietto, a successful Hollywood producer and co-founder of Columbia's Semester-in-LA program.
He once asked a student what he wanted to be. The student said, "a producer." Bob held up his hand, curled his fingers toward the student, and said ... "Poof. You're a producer. Go produce something."
Esse Quam Videri. For those of you not fluent in Latin, it means "To be, rather than to seem to be," and it serves as Columbia's official motto.
Are You Eligible for a Link Card?
Take a moment to let us know if you are or are not using any form of public assistance (other than student loans) to cover some or all of your living expenses.
We're also looking for students to help us author a Loop feature story, outlining all forms of public assistance students can access to help pay for college and cover the cost of college-related living expenses. Read more.
news + announcements
Get A Room! No Seriously, This Is How to Reserve a Room on Campus
Students planning events, meetings, performances, or out-of-class work may reserve a variety of on-campus spaces. Priority is given to students planning college-related functions. Students are encouraged, but not always required, to get approval or sponsorship from their major department. Read more.
Swim: Columbia Radio Major Bill Coon's Book About His Fight for a Third Heart
On September 13, 2009, Bill Coon received some news that would change the rest of his life. After months of stomach pains that hurt so badly he could barely muscle the energy to put on a t-shirt, Bill’s doctors informed him that his condition, a rare heart disease called transplant vasculopathy, had reached most critical status. Read more.
Hip-hop crew represents at World Expo
Sixteen performers representing Columbia went to China during the week of September 19 to perform at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. Hip Hop ChicaGO, a project developed by Columbia's Center for Asian Arts and Media, offers a new approach to Asian studies and is bringing international attention to Columbia. Read more courtesy of the Columbia Chronicle.
Critical Encounters Mini-Grants Offer Student Groups Up to $500 in Funding | Deadline is October 8th
In order to support students who wish to create programming exploring this year's focus on Image + Implication, the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) is offering six mini-grants for student organizations. Each award will be for up to $500. Read more.
More Critical Encounters Opportunities:
- Recruiting for AmeriCorps Students in Service Program
Center for Teaching Excellence
- Call for Papers: Post Human // Future Tense
Department of Exhibition and Performance Spaces (DEPS)
- Openings in the Student Government Senate
Student Government Association (SGA)
- Now Hiring: Media Production Team
Department of Student Engagement
- Design Contest: H2O Overlooked
The Columbia College Recycling Program
- AEMMP Records Is Seeking a Graphic Designer
The Year Book
Week 4: Your 'Hood
Submit a pic and a caption with your take on your 'hood. Anything that represents best where you live. We'll pick one winner and buy them a $100 gift certificate to a neighborhood restaurant of their choice. Sharing optional.
Week 3: Your Best Doodle
Junior film & video majors Brian Morrison and Orion Pahl didn't submit the best or most artistic drawings by any means, but they were genuine, heartfelt, I'm-so-bored-right-now doodles.
We couldn't decide which we liked better - Brian's ultimate Chicago uncle or Orion's cinéma vérité / JFK mashup. Kudos and $25 Blick gift cards to both.