Yoon is UI Concerto Competition Winner

WIU alum Minyoung Yoon (MM-Piano Performance, 2009) was recently named the Winner of the University of Illinois Concerto Competition.
The UI Concerto Competition is open to all instrument and voice parts, with the winner chosen by three outside judges. This year’s judges were from Bradley University, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the University of [...]

Holz to Present in Berlin

Keith Holz, Associate Professor, Art History, Department of Art, will be speaking in the international conference “The Post War Moment: Historical Futures in Visual Culture” taking place on June 15, 2012 at the John F. Kennedy Institute of the Free University of Berlin, Germany.
His talk is entitled: “Postwar reckonings with Nazi Art in the writings [...]

Parrott Receives AP Award

Jason Parrott, Tri States Public Radio, received an llinois AP Award in the Sports Reporting category for the feature “Roller Derby Queens.”
He is pictured receiving the plaque from Brian O’Keefe of the AP Board at the recent Illinois News Broadcasters Association Convention in Macomb, IL.

WIU’s Broadcasting SINBA Winners

From Roger Sadler:
It is my pleasure to announce that the following Western Illinois University Broadcasting students won statewide awards Saturday at the Illinois News Broadcasters Association convention held in Macomb, IL:

Matt Fischer, senior, broadcasting, Plainfield, IL:  1st Place, Outstanding Radio Sports Play by Play
Joshua Gleason, senior broadcasting, Memphis, NY:  1st Place, Outstanding Radio Sports Reporting
Sean [...]

Marx Retires

COFAC and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) hosted a retirement party on April 27, 2012 for Dr. Maureen Marx, who wraps up 28 years of service to the university on July 31, 2012.
Marx has been CSD’s Program Director since 2004 and its first chair since 2006 when CSD became a department.
The [...]

Broadcasting Student Norfleet Wins Third Place in Buckle Buddy PSA Contest

From Children’s Hospital of Illinois

May 1, 2012: Children’s Hospital of Illinois in association with the Illinois Department of Transportation-Division of Traffic Safety (IDOT-DTS) announces the first and third place entries in the statewide 2012 Be A Buckle Buddy! PSA contest.
Western Illinois University Student Geoff Norfleet won third place ($250) with his radio entry entitled “If [...]