President's Lecture Series

CCAD President's Lecture Series: An event series hosted by Columbus College of Art & Design President Melanie Corn

When Dr. Melanie Corn joined Columbus College of Art & Design in 2016, she collaborated with CCAD students, faculty, and staff to identify the core values of the institution. As a result, the college’s fifth president is kicking off CCAD’s 140th year with a series of events for the community that underlies these values of Positivity, Respect, Accountability, and Inspiration.


All events in the President’s Lecture Series—and all of CCAD’s Visiting Artists & Scholars Series—are free, open to the public, and designed to welcome the Columbus community into our creative home. Stay tuned for the second half of the President’s Lecture Series in the fall.


 

Portrait of Thi Bui against black backdrop

President's Lecture Series: Thi Bui

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.
CCAD Canzani Center Auditorium

With support from Puffin Foundation West, Columbus College of Art & Design President Melanie Corn hosts a conversation with Thi Bui, author of The Best We Could Do, CCAD’s most recent reading selection for first-year students. Bui, who was born in Vietnam, will talk about coming to the United States as a child with her family as part of the “boat people” wave of Southeast Asian refugees. Bui is a faculty member of the MFA in Comics program at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area. The Best We Could Do is her debut graphic novel. The event is free and open to the public and is part of the CCAD President's Lecture Series, launched by Dr. Melanie Corn to celebrate CCAD's 140th anniversary and core values.

Portrait of Jeni Britton Bauer posing outside of a building

President's Lecture Series: Jeni Britton Bauer

Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.
CCAD Canzani Center Auditorium

Columbus College of Art & Design President Melanie Corn hosts Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams founder Jeni Britton Bauer for a conversation about resiliency in the face of conflict, and using her artistic background to forge her own path to success in business. The CCAD Board of Trustees member is an ice cream maker, entrepreneur, and New York Times–bestselling author. Britton Bauer founded Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in 2002. Her first cookbook, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home, won a James Beard Award in 2012. Today, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is a Certified B Corporation with 34 scoop shops nationwide, an online shop, and distribution in top grocery stores across the country. The event is free and open to the public and is part of the CCAD President's Lecture Series, launched by Dr. Melanie Corn to celebrate CCAD's 140th anniversary and core values.


2018 Art. Design. Values. Speakers 

Inspiration
Accountability
Bree Newsome

Filmmaker & Activist Bree Newsome

March 21, 2018 | 6:15 p.m.
Canzani Center Auditorium

 

Bree Newsome revolutionized a social movement when she tore down a confederate flag at the South Carolina statehouse. To kick off the Columbus International Film & Animation Festival at CCAD, she’ll discuss that life-changing event and how to make exciting work that aligns activism with art.

Free and open to the public.

Julie Lythcott-Haim

Author Julie Lythcott-Haims

Sept. 20, 2018 | 6 p.m.
Canzani Center Auditorium


Julie Lythcott-Haims is the author of the New York Times bestseller How to Raise an Adult and the new memoir Real American. She writes about the responsibilities we have to one another as parents, neighbors, and citizens.

Free and open to the public.


 

Positivity
Respect
Sara Abou Rashed

Poet Sara Abou Rashed  

Aug. 27, 2018 | 10:30 a.m.
First Congregational Church

The war in Syria forced Sara Abou Rashed to Ohio in 2013. Her inspiring poetry about the tragedies and joys of what awaited in this new world has earned many accolades, including a Pushcart Prize nomination. She'll speak at CCAD's fall 2018 convocation

Art Sign

Behavioral Intervention Team Training

May 21 – 23, 2018
Canzani Center

 

CCAD & Columbus State Community College welcome our colleagues in higher education to a conference to learn best practices and share strategies for safer and more respectful school cultures.