English and Journalism

Spring 2009 News & Events

News

  • May 8: Congratulations to Marjorie Allison, Tim Helwig, and Christy Wherley, all winners of UHDS Honoring our Professors for Excellence awards.
  • May 7: Editor Lisa Barr is happy to announce the launch of the new web site for Communications and the Law, and three calls for papers for upcoming issues.
  • Apr 29: Eighteen E&J students participated in Undergraduate Research Day.
  • Apr 24: The winners of 2009 awards and scholarships have been announced.
  • Apr 20: Mohammad Siddiqi will assume the position of interim chair on July 1 while the department continues its Chair Search.
  • May 8 Congratulations to Marjorie Allison, Tim Helwig, and Christy Wherley, all winners of UHDS Honoring our Professors for Excellence awards.
  • May 7 Editor Lisa Barr is happy to announce the launch of the new web site for Communications and the Law, and three calls for papers for upcoming issues.
  • Apr 29: Eighteen E&J students participated in Undergraduate Research Day.
  • Apr 24: The winners of 2009 awards and scholarships have been announced.
  • Apr 23: Welcome Rowan Elanor Hamner! Best wishes to Everett Hamner, Jenn, and Aidan.
  • Apr 20: Mohammad Siddiqi will assume the position of interim chair on July 1 while the department continues its Chair Search.
  • Apr 17: We have started publishing the redesign of our web site.
  • Apr 15: Shazia Rahman received the Arts & Sciences Faculty Award for Internationalizing the Campus, and Penny Kelsey won for Multicultural Teaching.
  • Apr 15: In a Western Courier University-wide survey, Bill Knight was voted Best Professor at Western.
  • Apr 10: Current and former journalism students recognized by the Illinois College Press Association.

Past events

  • Jul 6 Second 4-Week summer session begins.
  • Jun 8 8-Week and first 4-Week summer sessions begin.
  • Jul 3 Independence Day observed: university closed, no classes.
  • May 25 Memorial Day: university closed; no classes.
  • May 19-20: Dealing with Difference Institute 2009, all day, Spoon River College.
  • May 18: Summer pre-session begins. (Through June 4.)
  • May 17: Quad Cities Commencement, 1:00pm, IWireless Center, Moline.
  • May 16: Undergraduate Commencement, 1:00pm, Western Hall.
  • May 15: Graduate Commencement, 5:30pm, Western Hall.
  • May 14 Open Mic for creative writing workshop students, 4:00pm, Adams St Coffee Shop.
  • May 11-15: Final Exam Week.
  • May 12 Open Mic for creative writing workshop students, 4:00pm, Adams St Coffee Shop.
  • Sat May 9: NABJ banquet to honor Dameris Bagwell. 5:00pm, Sapphire Restaurant.
  • May 8 Spring Awards Reception, 4:00pm, Lamoine Room, University Union. Our faculty Shazia Rahman and Penny Kelsey will be presented awards.
  • May 8 University Writing Center closes for Spring 2009, 4:00pm.
  • May 6 Graduate Thesis Colloquium, 4:30pm, University Writing Center.
  • May 6 Sigma Tau Delta Teacher Appreciation Day. 11:00am-2:00pm, Simpkins 025.
  • May 1 NASA film series: Skins, 6:00pm, Simpkins 027.
  • Apr 30 Creative Writing Awards, 5:00pm, University Writing Center.
  • Apr 29 Multiple E&J students participated in Undergraduate Research Day.
  • Apr 27 Last day to RSVP for NABJ/WIU Banquet for Dameris Bagwell.
  • Apr 24 NASA film series: Four Sheets to the Wind, 6:00pm, Simpkins 027.
  • Apr 24 Planting of memorial tree for Dameris Bagwell, 4:00pm, Sherman Hall west lawn.
  • Apr 23 Department Awards Night, 6:00pm, University Writing Center.
  • Apr 22 Deadline for Dameris Bagwell scholarship.
  • Apr 22 Reading of Shakespeare's Sonnets, 12:00pm, Malpass Library East Entrance.
  • Fri Apr 17: NASA film series: Smoke Signals, 6:00pm, Simpkins 027.
  • Thu Apr 16: NCTE booksale, 9:30am-3:00pm, Simpkins first floor.
  • Wed Apr 15: “Not Yet The End,” Panel discussion on news & new media, 2:00pm, Sandburg Lounge.
  • Tue Apr 14: NCTE booksale, 9:30am-3:00pm, Simpkins first floor.
  • Wed Apr 8: Albert Goldbarth, Case Writer, Q&A, Wed Apr 8, 4:30pm, University Writing Center.
  • Tue Apr 7: Albert Goldbarth, Case Writer, Reading. Reception to follow. 7:00pm, University Art Gallery.
  • Sat Apr 4: WIU NCTE Conference (PDF link), 8:00-noon, Simpkins 025 & 027.
  • Fri Apr 3: Ato Quayson, “Oxford Street, Accra: Globalization, Spatial Logics, & Street Life.” 2:00pm, University Union, Sandburg Lounge.
  • Thu Apr 2: Screening of "The Last One Clapping," film by Cara Hyman, 9:00pm, Capitol Rooms, University Union.
  • Thu Apr 2: Ato Quayson, “The Autistic Dynamic in Samuel Beckett & J M Coetzee.” 4:30pm, Stipes Hall 121.
  • Wed Apr 1: Faculty meeting, 12:00pm, Simpkins 027.
  • Wed Apr 1: Deadline for Conger, Mahoney, and Walker awards, 4:00pm, Graduate Program Office.
  • Wed Apr 1: Writing faculty meeting, 4:00pm, University Writing Center.
  • Mar 16-20: Spring Break. No Classes.
  • Wed Mar 11: Writer Raymond Benson, Tri States Public Radio Performance Studio, 7:00pm.
  • Mon Mar 9: Journalism Day featuring Rep. David Leitch. Sandburg Theatre, University Union, 3:00pm.
  • Fri Mar 6: Deadline for applications for department scholarships, 4:30pm.
  • Mon Mar 2: Fiction candidate #3, committee interview, 2:30pm, Simpkins 308.
  • Mon Mar 2: Fiction candidate #3, reading and faculty Q&A, noon, Simpkins 027.
  • Mon Feb 23: Fiction candidate #2, committee interview, 2:30pm, Simpkins 308.
  • Mon Feb 23: Fiction candidate #2, reading and faculty Q&A, noon, Simpkins 027.
  • Wed Feb 18: The Past, Present, and Future of Minority Media, University Union.
  • Wed Feb 18: Fiction candidate #1, committee interview, 2:30pm, Simpkins 308.
  • Wed Feb 18: Fiction candidate #1, reading and faculty Q&A, noon, Simpkins 027.
  • Mon Feb 16: Faculty meeting, noon, Simpkins 027.
  • Thu Feb 12: Lincoln’s Birthday. No Classes, WIU closed.
  • Tue Feb 10: Native American Poets reading, 7:30pm, University Art Gallery.
  • Mon Feb 9: Native American Poets Q&A, 4:30pm, University Writing Center.
  • Tue Jan 20: Classes Begin.