WIU Alum Abshire’s E*Trade Baby “Best Man” Commercial is Number 1

CBS’s Clash of the Commercials: USA vs the World asked the viewers to vote. And the viewers voted Tim Abshire’s, BA Broadcasting 1992, E*Trade Baby “Best Man” commercial the best commercial in the WORLD!
As Best Man at his buddy’s wedding, the E*TRADE Baby reassures the nervous groom about his finances and his new father-in-law, [...]

Clow Named COFAC Dean

From University Relations:

MACOMB, IL - William T. (Billy) Clow, dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Montevallo (AL), has been named the dean of Western Illinois University’s College of Fine Arts and Communication, effective July 6, according to Provost Ken Hawkinson. Clow will replace Sharon Evans, associate dean, who has served [...]

Kincaid’s Work at CRT is Recognized and Awarded Two Bests

It’s official.  Chicago directed by Bill Kincaid, professor, Theatre & Dance, at Cortland Repretory Theatre in Cortland, NY, has won the Best Production of the Season Award and Kerby Thompson, who played Billy Flynn in that production, received the Best Actor award as well. There are only three categories (production, actor and actress) and [...]

Alum Selected as 1 of 10 Top Young Professional in Illinois

Constance Renee Stoetzer Weaver; ‘96 BA Journalism; ‘96 Broadcasting, has been selected as one of the  Ten Outstanding Young Professionals in Illinois by the Illiois Jaycees.  While at WIU, Stoetzer was involved in the following activities:  Courier Staff, Student Orientation Board, Student Alumni Association, Track and Field.
From Galesburg.com
METAMORA —Abingdon native Renee Stoetzer Weaver is [...]

Broadcasting Students Attend BEA Conference

Sam Edsall, professor broadcasting, has just returned with 7 students from Las Vegas for their first BC 379 Study Abroad trip. Students participating were all broadcasting students: Jennifer Powelson, senior, Macomb; Dan Kruzel, junior, Glenview; John Mullin, freshman, Geneseo; Nick Sintich, senior, Des Plaines; Sarah Jennings, senior, Burlington, IA; Kelsey McKenna, senior, Springfield; Adam Bachleda, [...]

Performing Arts Society Awards for 2011-2012

From University Relations:
MACOMB, IL- The Performing Arts Society recognized its retiring board members and new board members and presented awards at its 28th Annual Recognition Banquet and Awards Program.
The Performing Arts Society (PAS) is the premier arts fundraising organization at WIU. Together with community partners who are dedicated to advancing arts [...]

BCA Elects 2012-13 E-Board

The BCA has announced its 2012-13 E-Board.
Pictured from left:  Kevin Maynard, graduate student, Masters of Business, Geneseo, IL, Box Office Manager; Angie Sullivan, sophomore, music major, Naperville, IL, Marketing; Victoria Moore, senior, music major, Macomb, IL Vice President; Trey Rock, senior, theatre major, Decatur, IL, President; Charlotte–Carli–Wilson, junior, math major, Huntley, IL, Secretary/Treasurer; Amanda Kay [...]

Wool Makes Her Happy!

After graduating with a BA in Art in 2005, Cassandra—Cassie—Harada nee Huffman, moved to Tokyo in 2006 for a job with an English school. Her plan was to take a bit of time off from the arts and gather some life experience.
While gathering life experiences, Cassie has also gathered a husband and a daughter.
Although [...]

WIU Summer Music Institute

From the School of Music.

Calling all junior and senior high school musicians. Do you know about the Summer Music Institute at Western Illinois University?
WIU camps are for junior high students–beginning seventh grade in the fall of 2012–through senior high, and includes anyone who may be entering college in the fall.
Visit  Summer Music Institute for [...]

Faust and Davis in Concert at UNCG

Justin Davis, BA 1999 and MM 2009, conducted the University of North Carolina Greensboro University Band in a performance of Randall Faust’s Suite for Band.
Faust also performed the Heinrich Hubler Concerto for Four Horns with the UNCG Band, Horn Professor Dr. Abigail Pack, and Graduate Hornists Catherine Creasy and Jacy Burroughs.
In addition, Faust played a [...]