TWO Kevin Kline Nominees in Theatre

The St. Louis based Kevin Kline awards were announced Monday, January 30, and two WIU students are among the nominees.  Brooke Edwards, MFA directing student, and James Bleecker, undergraduate BFA student, are both nominees.  WIU/COFAC is so proud of these students and thrilled that their excellent work is being recognized.
Brooke is a second year MFA [...]

Spangler’s Work Makes the Cover of Ceramics Monthly

Shawn Spangler, ceramics faculty, made the cover of the January issue of Ceramics Monthly.  The issue includes an article titled “Shawn Spangler: Variations on Simplicity.”
Ceramics Monthly is the “… the world’s largest ceramics magazine, Ceramics Monthly serves a wide variety of readers, including professionals artists, educators, students and enthusiasts”
Check out Ceramic Monthly on Facebook.  Shawn’s [...]

Alum DeWitt Retires and Begins to Work

Martin DeWitt, BA 1970 and MA 1976, has retired as the founding director and curator of the Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC and as of January 2011, he is a full-time artist and consultant at Martin DeWitt Studio + Fine Arts Services in Duluth, MN.
After WIU, DeWitt received his master’s [...]

Cangro Directs Monmouth Civic Orchestra

Rich Cangro is the new music director of the Monmouth Civic Orchestra, a community orchestra in Monmouth, IL.
The ensemble played their first concert under Cangro on Tuesday, 12/20/2011 at Dahl Chapel, Monmouth College.
Rehearsals are on Monday evenings. New members are welcome, depending on section and repertoire needs. Email Dr. Cangro at [...]

Theatre Faculty and Grad Win Awards Too

Bill Kincaid, Ray Gabica and Brooke Edwards have had some award winning theatre successes this past year.
Bill Kincaid’s production of Chicago at the Cortland Repertory Theatre made theatre critic Tony Curulla’s top ten list of best in Central New York theatre for 2011.
“Chicago,” Cortland Repertory Theatre, June. The show was fraught with the abrupt, stylized [...]


From Bill Kincaid.
I’m writing to share great news from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. I just returned from our regional festival, where our students did outstanding work and were recognized for it.

MFA directing student Tommy Iafrate won the SDC directing award, which is the Festival’s biggest directing prize. The region will [...]