Eighteen theatre department alumni gathered at Loyola University on February 18th to support WIU’s production of HENRY THE SIXTH, which opened there as part of the three-university Shakespeare Festival. Those present were:  Brian LeTraunik, Caitlyn Herzlinger, Nicole Farmerie, faculty member DC Wright, Carl Lindberg, Ashlee Edgemon, Susan Brummet, Patrick Tierney, Sara Pavlak, [...]

UTV Produces Macomb’s Historic Homes

University Television has recently completed a new television series entitled Macomb’s Historic Homes.
Macomb’s Historic Homes is an innovative, five-part series that features lovely historic homes from several eras in the town’s past, and in the process, it deals with notable local people, neighborhood development, important architectural styles, and some remarkable renovation and restoration efforts. Anyone [...]

“The Phantom of the Opera” Comes To Haunt Western’s Hainline Theatre

Western Illinois University Departments of Theatre and Dance and the School of Music are collaborating to present Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera.” Webber’s incredible masterpiece is being done as a scholarship concert for the students of both the School of Music and the Department of Theatre and Dance. The production will be [...]

Facebook’s Dark Side Topic of Study by WIU Communication Professor

From University Relations:
When Darth Vader was introduced as the dark side of the Force in the first installment of the original trilogy, “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” (1977), Christopher Carpenter, the 30-year old assistant professor of communication at Western Illinois University, was not yet born.
Now, Carpenter is getting worldwide news coverage for his [...]

New Art Department Website Launched

From Charles Wright, art chair:
The new Department of Art web page has gone live!
Khaing Saw, COFAC Dean’s Office Instructional Technology Systems Manager, has been working with me for nearly a year. Please thank Khaing for her long and excellent work in building the site from start to finish. Thanks to Bruce Walters and Terry Rathje [...]

Wright Elected to the CAA Board

Congratulations to Charles Wright, chair of art, who was elected to the Board of Directors of the College Art Association at their annual meeting in Los Angeles in February. Wright along with colleagues from Harvard, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Getty Research Center join the CAA Board.
The CAA Board “. . . [...]

Choreographer Spends Week At WIU As Artist in Residence

David Marchant, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, spent a week with the Department of Theatre and Dance as an Artist-in-Residence.
From University Relations:
MACOMB, IL – With creativity, fluidity of movement and a renewed sense of balance, Western Illinois University dance and theatre students recently welcomed a visiting artist into their classrooms.
Professor of the Practice in Performing [...]