CCAD announces new event series hosted by President Melanie Corn


COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus College of Art & Design is pleased to announce a new event series hosted by CCAD President Melanie Corn.

Shortly after coming to CCAD in 2016, Dr. Corn worked with the CCAD community to develop a new three-year strategic plan for the college, including four core values: Inspiration, Respect, Positivity, and Accountability.

Art. Design. Values. is a new event series hosted by Dr. Corn featuring speakers who reflect those key values.

“By teaching our core values, CCAD transforms students into artists and designers with the power to change culture and commerce,” Dr. Corn said. “This series features speakers who live those values every day.”

Filmmaker & Activist Bree Newsome
March 21,
2018 | 6:15 p.m. | CCAD Canzani Center Auditorium | 60 Cleveland Ave.

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. RSVP at

Behavioral Intervention Team Training
May 21 – 23, 2018 | CCAD Canzani Center| 60 Cleveland Ave.

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.

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.

Author Julie Lythcott-Haims
Sept. 20,
2018 | 6 p.m. | Canzani Center Auditorium | 60 Cleveland Ave.

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. She’ll give ideas for how to create a place of peace — at home and in society alike. Free and open to the public. RSVP at

About Columbus College of Art & Design 

Columbus College of Art & Design teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the midst of a thriving creative community in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1879, CCAD is one of the oldest private, nonprofit art and design colleges in the United States, offering 12 four-year undergraduate programs and two graduate programs in art and design that produce graduates equipped to shape culture and business at the highest level. For more information, visit

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