English and Journalism

Department of English and Journalism.


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

The department gave Book Awards to five of our majors for the Spring 15 semester!

Pictured from left to right are: Keisha Ruth,  Sarah Lambach, Kimberly Ackers, Ajia Harris from the Macomb campus   Not pictured is Julia McMeekan from the Quad Cities campus.

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!!

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Posted on Thursday February 05, 2015

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