An exclusive interview with Cogswell’s new eSports coach, Alex Holler.
“Your education is up to you. Cogswell will not give you the tools you need to a get a job. They will give you the foundation to build those tools on your own, and it’s up to you to get it done. Your education is negotiable. If you don’t like something about the way you’re curriculum is set up, go make some noise about it. Your department heads’ doors are open too so get on their nerves (respectfully) until change occurs.”
Big changes are happening at Cogswell. Since last month, the “programs” at Cogswell have been re-established as “departments.” With this change, previous “Program Directors” now hold the title of “Department Director.” Cogswell’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Program has also been refocused as the brand new Business, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation (BEI) Department. We sat down with BEI Department Director Bobbi Makani to discuss these changes.
We sat down with President & Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Brian Shepard, to discuss recent changes on campus and what may be in the future for Cogswell College.
You love Shrek. I love Shrek. It’s not surprising that years and years later, the movie continues to find a way into our lives. It’s an iconic, classic piece of 2000s pop culture that has spawned viral memes and references still popular today. Shrek has changed many lives, and for an aspiring thespian in Indiana, it did more than that.
In Vol. 4, we published “Failure is Critical” as part of a series of interviews with Cogswell’s beloved teacher and artist, Reid Winfrey. In this highlight, he talks about how he started as a painter and his admiration of fellow teacher Emilio Villalba.
Beloved teacher and artist Reid Winfrey will be retiring at the end of the term. To commemorate and honor his time at Cogswell, The Cogswell Chronicle will run an interview series with him. This is the first installment.
“I think when you're young, you want to feel like you're on top of it and when you see your peers that seem like they're on top of it, I promise you they're just as anxious as you are. I promise you there is some place where they don't feel on top of it at all. So it’s just important for everyone to understand that's the human condition.”
Cogswell’s vibrant community is an incubator for talented artists, engineers, and leaders across various concentrations. Each has a story to tell and a fresh career ahead. One student’s story, in particular, earned the attention of Cartoon Network. We spoke with alumna and valedictorian Britney Thoreson about her journey—and her budding career as an Apprentice Background Designer.
Jackie Correa: Cogswell librarian by day, comic book enthusiast by night (but also by day).
Disciplined, focused, and goofy: these are the three self-proclaimed descriptors of Cogswell’s very own Dennis Sopczynski.