Faculty Promotions

Congratulations to the following College of Fine Arts and Communication faculty on their promotions!

Nathan Miczo, Communication, promoted to professor.
Michael Fansler, School of Music, promoted to professor.
James Romig, School of Music, promoted to professor.

Art Welcomes New Department Members

From Charles Wright, Chair, Art Department
Please join me in welcoming to the Department of Art two new members, Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson, the Director of the University Art Gallery, and Sherry Lindquist, Assistant Professor of Art History.
Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson comes to WIU with more than 20 years of experience in museum education and work as a [...]

Alum Jackson Shows in New York, Oregon, and Texas

Thomas Jackson, BA art 1972, had three photographs selected for a national juried exhibition in New York.
Susan Thompson, Curatorial Assistant at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC selected American Cipher 52, 53, and 41 to be shown in the Dutchess County Art Association’s Barrett Art Center’s 25th Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition.

The show runs [...]

Comm Alum Verbeck Authors Book

Alumni Erin Verbeck, summa cum laude BA ‘00, University Honors Scholar and former track and cross country athlete, recently co-authored a small business book, Worth Every Penny: Build a Business that Thrills and Still Charge What You’re Worth.  The book  was #4 in The New York Times Book Review on May 13, 2012. The book [...]

WIU’s Mike Fansler Inducted Into American Bandmasters Association

From University Relations:
Mike Fansler, director of bands at Western Illinois University, was inducted into The American Bandmasters Association (ABA) at its annual convention in March. He is among fewer than 300 elite band conductors and composers in North America who comprise the ABA’s invitational membership.
Each nominee must receive unanimous approval by the organization’s voting body, [...]

Shout Out to Comm Grads

The Communication Department is preparing for the 4th Annual Career Preparation Day on September 13, 2012. And they are looking for Communication alumni who would like to return to Western Illinois University and share their experiences with current students to help them better understand the challenges of the working world.
In particular, the organizers are hoping [...]