Blouin, BFA, Musical Theatre, is Academic Honors Convocation Speaker

From University Relations:
ACADEMIC HONORS CONVOCATION SPEAKER
Graduating senior Lily Anna Blouin (Anchorage, AK), the Musical Theatre Departmental Scholar and an Honors Scholar who will graduate with highest academic distinction (Summa Cum Laude), is the Academic Honors Convocation speaker. She will speak to her classmates about “An Awfully Big Adventure.”
Blouin played in several [...]

Maroney is COFAC College Scholar

From University Relations:
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION SCHOLAR
Chelsea Rose Maroney (Arlington Heights, IL) is the College of Fine Arts and Communication Scholar and the Bachelor of Music (B.M.) Music Departmental Scholar. She graduates with a B.M. degree in music education and with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude. She will [...]

COFAC Department Scholars

COFAC is very proud to include the following students in their distinguished list of departmental scholars.  Congratulations to these very talented and hard working students.  We know their WIU education will lead them to great things in life.
Laura Gramke, Quincy, IL,  Art, BA
Kihyun Khon, South Korea, Art, BFA
Elizabeth Terpening, Monmouth, IL,  Broadcasting, BA
Erin Marie Downs, [...]

COFAC Excellence Awards

The College of Fine Arts and Communication is proud to announce the 2011 Faculty Excellence Award winners.  These COFAC faculty award winners are now in competition with the other college award winners for the Provost’s Awards of Excellence which will be announced in early fall 2011.
William “Buzz” Hoon is the COFAC Teaching with Excellence Award [...]

Farah Zolghadr WIU MUSIC ALUM PERFORMS ON JAZZ ROOTS: AN EVENING WITH DAVE GRUSIN

Farah Zolghadr, BA Applied Music, 2007, Principal Flute of the Mancini Institute Orchestra, University of Miami, participated in the recording and the filming of “An Evening With Dave Grusin” December 4, 2009 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.
The CD, produced by the legendary Phil Ramone, [...]

Bill Bund and Dave Lumley Receive Distinquished Alum Awards

From University Relations:
Distinguished Alumni Awards were presented to Bill Bund and Dave Lumley, both 1976 graduates in broadcasting.
Bund is the senior vice president and managing director for ABC Television Network in Chicago. Bund is a member of the WIU President’s National Advisory Council and recently received the Broadcasting Department’s Alumnus of the [...]

THE CONFLICT: A SOLDIER’S MEMORIES OF THE CIVIL WAR

Starry Night Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of THE CONFLICT: A SOLDIER’S MEMORIES OF THE CIVIL WAR by John Hallwas.
THE CONFLICT will be presented Memorial Day weekend, May 26 through 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Hainline Theatre on the campus of Western Illinois University.  The Box Office opens at 6:30 [...]

COFAC Faculty Hit the Road for Summer 2011

The talented and hard working faculty of the College of Fine Arts and Communication just don’t stop when classes end. Many of them will be performing and presenting and teaching off-campus this summer. Here’s a list of just some of their “extra curricular” work. Who knows? You [...]

Performing Arts Center Groundbreaking

It has happened! Governor Pat Quinn came to Macomb on April 26, and in the COFAC Recital Hall, told a large audience of university and community supporters that the Performing Arts Center will move forward.
“Through partnerships and collaboration, the WIU Performing Arts Center has become a reality. I cannot thank enough our local legislators, [...]

COFAC Faculty and Staff Have Worked for Years…and Years and Years

Western Illinois University recently celebrated its 28th Annual Employee Service Recognition evening and COFAC was well represented. Congratulations to all the COFAC employees and their service for all those years.
Thirty Years
Mary Beth Smith, Art
Twenty-five Years
Michael Ericson, Music
Mary Hughes, Music
Cheryl Matteson, Music
Twenty Years
Janece Clough, Art
William Hoon, Broadcasting
Catherine Null, College of Fine Arts and Communication
Donna Quesal, [...]