English and Journalism

Department of English and Journalism.


Siddiqi, Mossman, Sue
Dr. Mark Mossman, Dr. Mohammad Siddiqi, Dean Sue Martinelli-Fernandez. Presentation at College of Arts & Sciences retirement party.


Lois C. Bruner Creative Nonfiction Awards
1st Place - Kirsten Dillender     
2nd Place - Sandra Sepaniak                
3rd Place - Alyson Eagan          
 Cordell Larner Award in Fiction
1st Place - Emilee Cox-Deboer             
2nd Place - Kimberly Ackers                  
3rd Place - Katelin Deushane  
 Cordell Larner Award in Poetry
1st Place - Kimberly Ackers                
2nd Place - Matthew Medley                 
3rd Place - Jon Naskrent            

Unity was awarded "Outstanding Large Student Organization" at last night's WIU Leadership award, and Paris Hamm, our President, was awarded a Gordon A. Taylor Student Leadership Award. I am so proud of this amazing group of students.

Group Awards Pic

Fall 2015 Course Descriptions Now Available!

Detailed descriptions for E & J Courses are ready: Fall 2015 Course Descriptions (pdf)

Use STARS for complete list of courses.

Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations to our December 2014 graduates!  12 English and 5 Journalism majors earned their Bachelor of Arts degrees at the end of this past semester.  They are: 

English: Lauren Anderson, Chad Blair, Jennifer Brenner, Rebekah Byrnes, Nurie Dervishi, Heather Harper, Noelle Johnson, Megan Kelly, Luke Phillipi, Meghan Psiharis, Angelica Samata and Samantha Tapscott

Journalism: Robert Baron, Kolette Herndon, Karyn Lacey, Nolan Porter and Robert Williams

Journalism Major named College Scholar and Lincoln Laureate

We are proud to announce that Ashley Luke, senior Journalism and Political Science double major, was chosen as the CAS College Scholar and the WIU Lincoln Laureate for Fall 2014!  Congratulations, Ashley, on these tremendous achievements!!

Adventures in Creative Nonfiction: The Stranger Than Fiction Reading Series
Posted on Tuesday May 19, 2015

By: Dyren Blalock So… an English major, Marketing major and a couple Creative Writing minors walked into a bar one ...

Alumn Spotlight: Kristi Relaz
Posted on Wednesday May 13, 2015

WIU Alumni Kristi Relaz is the Coordinator for the Career & College Readiness Program at Howard Area Community Center in Rogers ...

2014-2015 Awards & Announcements
Posted on Wednesday May 13, 2015

 Award Winning Students Each spring, the English & Journalism Department awards $20,000 in scholarships and fellowships for our graduate and undergraduate students.  ...