Chang Teaches Chinese to High School Students

CSD grad Stephanie Chang, MS 2002, has spent 4 weeks of her summer teaching Chinese to high school students in Will County.  During the school year Chang is a speech language pathologist in the Aurora West School District.  Chang is teaching at Lewis University which received a $60,000 “STARTALK National [...]

The Sweet Stuff Gets a Sweet Review

Chicago theater critic Jake Lindquist gives The Sweet Stuff a very “sweet” review on the Chicago Critic website.  According to Lindquist, Colin Wasmund, MFA 2009, gives a performance that “ranks among the best performances I have seen this year.”  He continues and says Carl Lindberg, MFA 2009, “is also strong and [...]

Rathje is Busy

Terry Rathje is not wasting anytime this summer.
He is co-presenter of a presentation on “Design and Technology in the Classroom and the World” at the Arts in Society Conference in Sydney, Australia on July 23rd which coincidentally is taking place during the Sydney Biennale.
Although he is out of [...]

Gabica Directs in Michigan

Ray Gabica will be directing ‘Spelling Bee’ at the Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater, MI.  It will be the last show of their summer season.  Break a leg Ray.  We loved Spelling Bee at WIU this spring.  What a great “feel good ” musical.

Waheed to Intern at the United Nations

Moniza Waheed, MA Communication 2008, has accepted a 2010 internship at the United Nations.  Yeah for Moniza and a credit to Communication.

Diamonds & Denim 2010

Don’t miss Macomb’s best summer party!  The Performing Arts Society Diamonds & Denim 2010, August 7, 2010 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM at the Change of Pace, Macomb, Illinois.
Ken Carlyle and the Cadillac Cowboys will be playing a reunion concert inside and DJ Matt will be spinning tunes on the patio.  You don’t want to [...]

Alum Jackson’s Work in Paperworks 2010

Three drawings from Thomas C. Jackson’s, BA Art 1972, series Child’s Play have been selected for the Paperworks 2010 Juried Competition at b.j.spoke gallery in Huntington, NY. This show was judged by Eleonore Hugendubel, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC. The [...]

Sweet Stuff Opens in Chicago

Emily Cherry, Colin Wasmund, Ashlee Edgemon, Carl Lindberg, and Jessica Snyder.

The Sweet Stuff opens at Gorilla Tango Theatre in Chicago for a run from July 22 to August 1.  The production showcases the talents of 5 WIU theatre alums.  The play features 4 alums–Colin Wasmund,MFA 2009, Ashlee Edgemond, MFA 2010, Carl [...]

Summer Music Camps Huge Success

There’s a place away from home that no one knows about.  Where you meet friends that are forever and have opportunities that are worth a life time.  Once you get there you need to appreciate every second because in that week at Summer Music Camp I learned so much….I was there for the experience…to learn [...]