Marching Leathernecks Perform at Local Retirement Community

On the afternoon of Friday, October 1st, members of the Western Illinois University Marching Leathernecks gave a feature performance at Wesley Village, a full service retirement community located at the corner of Candy Lane and East Grant Street in Macomb.
Spectators and audience members included residents of Wesley Village, including alumni, retired faculty [...]

Performing Arts Society Gala and Silent Auction 2010 Saturday Night Fever

Performing Arts Society Gala and Silent Auction 2010
Saturday Night Fever
Sponsored by MidAmerica National Bank
The PAS Gala and Silent Auction 2010 celebrates DISCO. Join PAS members and guests for a Saturday Night Fever. Dance to the music of Chicago’s premiere Disco band, the Shagadelics.

Enjoy an exquisite Fever Menu that starts with Jerk Ahi [...]

Communication Career Preparation Day 2011 Shout out

Plans are underway for the 3rd Annual Department of Communication’s Career Preparation Day.

This daylong conference will be held on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 in the University Union on the campus of Western Illinois University. All communication majors, minors, and graduate students are encouraged to attend this event to learn from department alumni about interviewing, networking, [...]

Museum Studies Partners with Campbell Center for Historic Preservation

A new partnership between WIU-QC Museum Studies Program and the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation allowed 15 students to attend three to five day sessions this summer and into the fall. The Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies (CCHPS) has existed for 30 years at the former home of Shimer College in Mt. Carroll, IL. [...]

Miczo Delivers Thompson Lecture

Nathan Miczo will present the Thompson Professor Lecture on October 20th at 7:30 pm in the Sandburg Theatre, with a reception following in the Sandburg Lounge. The title of his lecture is “Buttons, Dog Weddings and other Considerations: Humor Usage in Conversations.”
Humor is an important, if understudied, aspect of social life. A sense of humor [...]

Symphonic Wind Ensemble in Brazil Video Memories

Phil Weiss, BA 1998 and University Television Production Coordinator, has produced 4 separate videos of highlights of the SWE’s incredible trip to Salvador, Brazil during spring 2010 semester. Weiss is working on a video of the whole trip which will include the SWE visit to Rio De Janiero as well. But for [...]

2010 COFAC Faculty Award Winners

COFAC Recognizes the 2010 Faculty Award Winners
Five COFAC faculty received a Dean’s Award of Excellence 2010.

In the picture:
Dean’s Award for Excellence in Creative Activity: Randall Faust
Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching with Technology: John Cooper
Paul Kreider, Dean
Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching: Terry Chasteen
Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching–Associate Faculty: Cynthia Ridle
Dean’s Award for Excellence [...]

COFAC Celebrates Distinguished Friend Hutinger

COFAC Celebrates a Distinguished Friend
Patti Hutinger has received the 2010 COFAC Distinguished Friend of the College award for her generous support of the college. Patti’s support of the department of art has been long standing and generous. Patti has made sure that the department of art will have funds for a visiting artist [...]

UTV’s Mark Dial Premieres Plain Folk

The documentary film, “Plain Folk,” by Mark Dial, filmmaker and associate director of Western Illinois University’s University Television will be shown at a free public screening at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14 in the College of Fine Arts and Communication Recital Hall (Simpkins Hall).
Artist Statement
With an interest in story, ethnography, [...]

Daniel Brennan Sprehe Passes

Rich Egger, Tri States Public Radio, and Sharon Evans, broadcasting chair, have reported that the radio station and college  have lost a good friend.
Daniel Brennan Sprehe passed away from complications of diabetes on September 28.
Rich remembers Dan’s work with the Better Government Association. Dan was a scholarship finalist in the late 1990’s, and was always [...]