Alum Jackson in Solo Show

Alum Tom C. Jackson, BA 1972, has a solo show in Chicago in February. Child’s Play: New work on paper opens February 18 and runs through March 26, 2011. There will be an Artist’s Reception, Friday, February 18, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Packer Schopf Gallery, 942 West Lake St., Chicago, [...]

BCA Students Attend APAP Conference

Mike Musick, Cultural Events Coordinator, and BCA students attended the APAP (Association of Profesional Arts Presenters) Conference in New York City.  Kevin Maynard, BCA President, Andy Bush, Graduate Assistant, and Lily Blouin, Youth Performing Arts Series Coordinator attended the Conference.
The Conference is also a showcase of performing arts events.

Showcases are the 1,000+ performances (excerpted performances [...]

John Gay is Alumni Achievement Award Winner

John Gay, COFAC Advisory Board Chair, received one of three WIU Alumni Achievement Awards at the December 2010 Commencement Exercises. Yeah for John! He has been an admirable leader of the COFAC Advisory Board since its inception.
From Western News, Winter 2010.
Gay, a 1969 psychology graduate, is a master Certified Estate Planner, a Registered [...]

Dress a Marching Leatherneck: Band Uniform Campaign

Dear Friends,
After hundreds of performances over more than a decade, the time has arrived for a uniform change. The Marching Leathernecks are excited to announce the design of a new uniform that will honor tradition while incorporating contemporary style and technology.
While the new uniform will keep the current hat design and, of course, the [...]

Theatre Students WIN at ACTF

Western students and faculty attended the Region 3 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival at Michigan State in early January. During the four days of the Festival, Western students participated the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions, attended numerous workshops offered by faculty and professionals, exhibited design work, acted and directed in staged readings, and saw [...]

Museum Studies Graduates 13 Students

Museum Studies graduated its largest class yet. Thirteen students graduated with Masters degrees in Museum Studies at Western’s Commencement in December.
Pictured with the students is program Director Ann Rowson Love:  Lacy Bettcher, Anya Bishop, Andrea Bobb, Kara Fedje, Kelly Lao, Kristall Laursen, Kathy Miller, Kristine Mullen, Kelly Oates, Shawn Thompson, Matthew Toland, and Peggy [...]

COFAC Wishes You a Happy New Year

January 14, 2011
Dear COFAC Alumni, Friends, Faculty, and Staff,
Please accept my heartfelt best wishes for a great new year. Everyone in the COFAC office hopes 2011 brings you health and happiness.
Each year we rely on our alumni, friends, and faculty/staff to help us attain our annual fundraising goals. We are blessed to have [...]