CSD Celebrates Homecoming 2011 with a Bang!

Homecoming weekend for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) was special this year. On the evening of September 30, CSD held an Open House to toast its new academic offices, state-of-the-art laboratories, and speech-language-hearing clinic all of which are now housed on the entire second floor of the newly-renovated Memorial Hall. After four [...]

Department of Art and MDH Collaborate

McDonough District Hospital and Western Illinois University have entered into an exhibition agreement that is designed to allow the art of students, faculty and selected works from the University Art collection to be displayed in the newly renovated lobby of the Hospital. The Hospital is nearing completion of a major renovation project that is designed [...]

COFAC Celebrates COFAC Honors Students

On Thursday, October 27, 2011 the COFAC faculty who teach honors classes hosted a reception for the college honors students. Honors students were invited to meet and socialize with other students, faculty and staff from the College of Fine Arts and Communication as well as the Illinois Centennial Honors College!
Students and faculty enjoyed the [...]

Wii Expands Musical, Educational Opportunities for WIU Music Professor James Caldwell

Guitar Hero and Rock Band are ways that people can unleash their inner Slash and Eddie Van Halen personas, but the Wii can go well beyond those two popular games to be used for innovative - and educational - opportunities within music education.
Western Illinois University Music Professor James Caldwell has used [...]

PAS Beerfest Serves it Up

The Performing Arts Society served up a delicious and successful 3rd Annual Beerfest 2011 on October 22, 2011 at The Forum in Macomb, IL.  The event featured 70 beers to over 400 attendees.  Some of the beers were so hard to get–and so expensive–that they were only served for one hour during the afternoon during [...]

Broadcasting Students are Important Part of Mock Election

From University Relations, Next U.S. President to be Determined by Western Illinois University Students; Nation’s Largest Simulated Presidential Election Begins Oct. 25. Broadcasting students are a most important part of the event. Check out more photos on Facebook.
Three, Two, One… On the Air
Western Illinois University’s broadcasting majors and wiutv3 will be on-camera and [...]

Broadcasting Student Broskowski is a Lucky Fellow

Some people are just lucky. Not lucky like lottery lucky, but lucky because ever since they can remember, they have known what they want to do. Some people know they want to be a teacher, or a fireman, or a doctor. Michael Broskowski has always known what he wants to do. He wants to be [...]

COFAC Announces the College Scholars for Fall 2011

The College of Fine Arts and Communication is proud to name its high achieving students and the COFAC Fall 2011 College Scholars.  The fall 2011 College Scholar is Katelyn R. Kratz, Music, BA.

Tyler Sharpe,  BA
Serena Stevens, BFA


Paul Strater, BA

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Ashlee M. Miller, BS


William Steele, BA


Adrianna N. Bennett, BM
Katelyn R. Kratz, BA


Michelle Limon, BFA
Lori [...]