English and Journalism

Department of English and Journalism.


  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!!

Take a Study Trip to Italy!

(May 18-June 1, 2015). Exploring the Great Beauty of Rome and Beyond. All Alumni, Friends and Students Welcome!

A Study Abroad Course to introduce you to Italian contemporary society from a film and cultural studies prospective.

Earn credit or audit for one or more of the following:
ENG/BC 290 “Introduction to Film” or ENG Elective credit
EIS 202  “Multicultural Foundations of Education”
EIS 435 (G) “Cultural Studies of Second Language Learners in the Classroom” (also for ESL endorsement undergraduate and graduate students)

There are two information meetings regarding the study abroad course to Italy. Both in the University Union

SEPT 22nd (MON) from 2:00-3:00pm
SEPT 24th (WED) from 4:00-5:00pm
Both sessions will be in the Macomb campus University Union - in the Springfield Room (south section of Capital rooms).

Quad City Campus: Sept. 24 (WED), 2-3pm (Quad City Complex 1112)

For further information, contact Dr. Roberta Di Carmine (219 Simpkins, r-dicarmine@wiu.edu) and/or Dr. Carla Paciotto (EIS, c-paciotto@wiu.edu)

Published Students!

Amy Fogarty and Brandon Nizzio had their works published in the 2014 edition of EX MEDIO, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society's peer-reviewed journal for the Midwestern Region. Amy published "This Old House" and "Leopard is Not a Color," and Brandon published "Chased by Loss." Amy is a Journalism major with a Creative Writing minor, and Brandon is an English major with a Creative Writing minor. Here is a link to the online journal: http://english.org/sigmatd/pdf/regions/ExMedio2014.pdf

Congratulations graduates!

Congratulations to our Spring 2014 graduates! 34 English majors earned their Bachelor of Arts degree, five with honors, and 14 Journalism majors earned the BA, two with honors. We also awarded 12 Master of Arts in English degrees.

English: Rebecca A. Allen, Sarah K. Bielarski, Corin E. Bodenhamer (magna cum laude), Dana T. Breen, Dustin G. Burnaugh (magna cum laude), Andrew Costigan, Victoria E. Drews (magna cum laude), Michelle M. Dumele, Jonathon T. Eveland, Elizabeth A. Geib, Stephanie R. Gilbert, Juliana D. Goodman, Stephanie L. Gray, William Hardiman, Kaitlynn E. Hays, Paige E. Henninger, Steven T. Kedroski, Jill R. Larkins, Reilly E. Maloney, Kenneth C. Mcentee, Amanda K. Morris, Kylee B. Palmer, Jennifer N. Park, Brittany L. Petrillo, Zachary Pratt, Ronnie P. Robertson (cum laude), William R. Saulnier, Natalie J. Shinn, Brett A. Shriver, Suzanne B. Teague, Briana Y. Tyler, Emily T. Vaughn, Di Ann F. Vulich (cum laude), Leann D. Weiss.

Journalism: Alice Baglin, Sanche Carmona, Osbaldo Castaneda, Amy L. Fogarty (cum laude), Tyler S. Hintz, Luke A. Johnson, Kendra M. Lutterman, Steven W. Lutz, Brittany S. Powell, Kelly L. Sheridan, Akemei S. Smith, Jarnay R. Taper, Ashley B. Whitehouse, and A. M. Zoellner (cum laude).

MA in English: Brittany L. Barrie, Jeremy C. Birkey, Kristyne S. Bradford, Diana L. Chan, Chelsea B. Clearman, E. A. Clothier, N. Hagstrom Schmidt, Jill D. King, Cassidy A. Litle, Timothy B. Nicholas, Emily A. Schoon, and Regina L. Wilkerson.

Siddiqi nominated for diversity awards

Congratulations to Mohammad Siddiqi, nominated for President's Excellence in Diversity Awards for education, leadership and service.

E&J Awards at Undergraduate Research Day

Teddy Mueller (pictured) shared his work on the discourse community of the cast of Oklahoma, supervised by Barbara Harroun, at the 2014 Helm Undergraduate Research Day.

Congratulations to Professor Margaret Sinex, awarded the 2014 Centennial Honors College Award of Excellence in Teaching.

Rahman at Monmouth Pakistan Conference

English Professor Shazia Rahman will lead a discussion, "Home and Belonging in the Desert," at the April 7-8 Pakistan Conference at Monmouth College. April 8. 2:00 to 3:30pm, Pattee Auditorium.

Siddiqi honored by Morehouse College

Congratulations to Dr. Mohammad Siddiqi, Professor of Journalism, who was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. College of Ministers and Laity of Morehouse College on April 2, 2014.

Fall 2014 course descriptions are now available

Many English & Journalism faculty have offered detailed course descriptions for Fall 2014. Have a look and get ready to register! Contact the instructor in question or adviser Ellen Poulter if you have questions.