The WIU Jazz Studio Orchestra (JSO) has received the honor of an invitation to perform at one of the worlds greatest concert halls - Carnegie Hall – and is scheduled to appear with composer Marco Renzi and clarinetist Beppi D’Amato on May 30 at 8:00 p.m. Renzi and D’Amato served as artists in-residence in [...]

Lorraine Schwartz Retires after 29 Years

Lorraine Schwartz, who has taught art history from early Christian to 20th century, research in art history and the history of architecture, will retire with 29 years of service to WIU. She started at Western in 1981, and taught undergraduate and graduate classes throughout her tenure.
That’s a lot of teaching and students.  Thanks Lorraine.
Schwartz earned [...]

Steel Band 25th Anniversary Concert SRO

What an incredible pleasure it was to be part of the audience at the Steel Band 25th Anniversary concert on Saturday, May 8.  The current steel band led by Richard Kurasz was joined by Richard Cheadle and alums from the past 25 years of steel bands.
Cheadle took a few minutes during the concert to tell [...]

Donna J. Quesal Receives ASHA ACE Award

Donna J. Quesal has received word from the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) that she has received a 4th Award for Continuing Education (ACE).
Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists meet these requirements by earning 7 ASHA Continuing Education units (70 hours) in a 36-month period.  [...]

Disney World—Spring Break or General Honors 301? How about Both!

This is what 8 WIU students found out—a trip to Disney World can be fun, very informative and complete your credits for General Honors 301!

The official course description:
This course is an in-depth examination of communication in and about the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL. Specifically, the course [...]