Alum Guerine Gives Back to WIU Art

From Developments, Newsletter of the WIU Foundation and private giving on behalf of Western Illinois University
1972 fine arts graduate Rich Guerine says “Western was one of the best times of my life.” Guerine’s diverse career includes military service, professional car racing, law school, the insurance industry, contract work, and property management.
Following a previous undergraduate degree [...]

If you haven’t already…help the band get dressed!

The Marching Leathernecks are hoping for new threads for the fall 2011 marching band season.  They’ve picked out a design, they’ve gotten a very lovely gift from Gene Teeter to start the campaign, and lots of people have helped with a contribution.  But have you???
Now’s the time.  Step up and make a donation and stand [...]

Alum Pavlak Wins Jeff Award

Congratulations to Sara Pavlak, MFA 2009, for the 2011 Non-Equity Jeff Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in Agnes of God, a Hubris Productions.
Sara received glowing reviews during the run of the show and it is no surprise that her talents are recoginzed in the Chicago community. WIU enjoyed [...]

Hands Across the C’s!


Members of the internationally renowned REYKJAVIK WIND QUINTET will join

Thursday, June 16th COFAC Recital Hall at 8 PM Note later start time.

Admission is FREE and OPEN to the public.
The concert includes Sextets by [...]

Alum Downing Sings at Carnegie Hall

Patrick Downing, BM Music Business 2009, performed at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, May 29, 2011 as part of a large concert that featured the collaboration of several Quad City-based choral ensembles. A member of the professional ensemble, Quad City Choral Arts, Downing was one of 213 singers who performed Carl Orff’s masterpiece, Carmina Burana. The [...]

COFAC Advisory Board Meets

The College of Fine Arts and Communication Advisory Board meets twice a year–spring and fall. At their most recent meeting, June 4, they also bid farewell to Paul Kreider. It was under Kreider’s tutelage that the Advisory Board formed and has become the best college advisory board any college could ask for. [...]

Kreider is Leaving WIU for WVU

Dear Colleagues, Friends, and Students:
Having been asked to write a farewell message becomes a difficult task. To find the words to adequately express how wonderful an experience it has been to serve the college is not easy; thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you. The past seven years have been [...]