English and Journalism

Fall 2009 News

  • Dec 07: Our search for an assistant professor of creative writing has been cancelled.
  • Dec 07: Journalism students have published the first issue of Western Illinois Magazine.
  • Sep 20: Detailed descriptions for many Spring 2010 courses are ready.
  • Oct 19: We are searching for two assistant professors: English Education, and world literature.
  • Sep 14: Peggy Otto has established a gallery for English & Journalism on the National Gallery of Writing. Add your writing now!
  • July 9: We are sad to report that English & Journalism instructor Viktor Kemper has died. Our faculty & staff send their best wishes to his family.
  • July 1: We are searching for a department chair. Professor Mohammad Siddiqi has been appointed interim chair.
  • June 9: Congratulations to David Banash, Bradley Dilger, and Bonnie Sonnek, all granted tenure.

Fall 2009 Events

  • Dec 19: Commencement, Western Hall, 9:30am.
  • Dec 15: Creative Writing reading & open mic, Café Aroma, 7 to 9:00pm.
  • Dec 14-18: Final Exam Week.
  • Dec 11: University Writing Center closes for the semester, 4:00pm.
  • Dec 10: (Date Change!) End of semester potluck, Simpkins 025, 11:30am-1:30pm.
  • Dec 10: NCTE Bake Sale, First floor of Simpkins, 7:30-10:30am.
  • Dec 09: NCTE Bake Sale, First floor of Simpkins, 10:30am-1:30pm.
  • Dec 08: NCTE Bake Sale, First floor of Simpkins, 7:30-10:30am.
  • Dec 03: NCTE Meeting, Simpkins 025, 5:00pm.
  • Dec 01: Film Club screening The Room, Garwood Hall 10, 7:00pm.
  • Nov 19: Q&A with Sherwin Bitsui, Navajo Poet, University Writing Center, 4:15pm.
  • Nov 18: Screening, The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till by Christopher Benson, Union Sandburg Theater, noon.
  • Nov 18: Panel discussion, "A Critical Look at The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till." Union Sandburg Theater, 2:30pm.
  • Nov 18: Lecture, "From Emmett Till to Barack Obama: The Evolution of an American Narrative," Christopher Benson. Union Sandburg Theatre, 6:00pm.
  • Nov 18: Reading by Sherwin Bitsui, Navajo Poet, University Art Gallery, 7:00pm.
  • Nov 17: Workshop, "Writing Nonfiction" with Christopher Benson, Simpkins 327, 5:30pm.
  • Nov 14: EGO Conference, all day, first floor of Simpkins Hall.
  • Nov 13: EGO Conference Keynote: Janet Zandy, Morgan 101B, 7:00pm.
  • Nov 12: NCTE Meeting, Simpkins 025, 5:00pm.
  • Nov 10: Film Club screening Save the Green Planet!, Garwood Hall 10, 7:00pm.
  • Nov 10: Sigma Tau Delta bake sale, Morgan Hall First Floor, 11:00am-2:00pm.
  • Nov 9: Sigma Tau Delta bake sale, Simpkins Hall First Floor, 11:00am-2:00pm.
  • Nov 4: “Lake Poets, Lake Effects” study abroad interest meeting, Simpkins 025, 6:30pm.
  • Nov 3: Magliocco Lecture: Tim Dean, University Union Lincoln Room, 7:00pm.
  • Nov 2: “Lake Poets, Lake Effects” study abroad interest meeting, Simpkins 014, 8:00am.
  • Oct 30: Timothy Liu, Case Writer In-Residence, Q&A. University Writing Center, 4:30pm.
  • Oct 29: Timothy Liu, Case Writer In-Residence, public reading. University Art Gallery, 8:00pm.
  • Oct 29: Faculty colloquium with Shazia Rahman, “Partition and Fundamentalism: Land, Food, and Water in Sabiha Sumar’s Silent Waters.” Multicultural Center Board Room, 4:00pm.
  • Oct 28: “Lake Poets, Lake Effects” study abroad interest meeting, Simpkins 014, noon.
  • Oct 25: Detailed descriptions for Spring 2010 courses (PDF) are posted.
  • Oct 22: NCTE Meeting, Simpkins 025, 5:00pm.
  • Oct 19: Journalism Day, featured speaker Bernie Schoenberg. University Union, 9:00am-1:00pm.
  • Oct 15: EGO conference abstracts are due.
  • Oct 7: Writing faculty meeting, Simpkins 020, 3:00pm.
  • Oct 7: "Women and Children First" brown bag with Rovics & Feeney, Multicultural Center, noon.
  • Oct 7: "Copyright in a Deconstructed Recording Age" with David Rovics & Anne Feeney, Simpkins 214, 11:00am.
  • Oct 2: Graduate Program reception, The Wine Sellers, 4:30pm.
  • Oct 1: NCTE Meeting, Simpkins 025, 5:00pm.
  • Sep 21-25 NCTE Book Sale, Simpkins 025, 9am-3pm daily. Hardcovers $3; paperbacks $2.
  • Sep 17: Photojournalist John H. White, Union Heritage Room, 3:00pm.
  • Sep 16: English Education Majors: Standards Portfolio How-to, Simpkins 014, 4:00pm.
  • Sep 16: Faculty Q&A for new travel funding formula, Simpkins 014, noon.
  • Sep 15: English Education Majors: Standards Portfolio How-to, Simpkins 014, 4:00pm.
  • Sep 15: Faculty Q&A for new travel funding formula, Simpkins 308, 3:30pm.
  • Sep 10: NCTE Meeting, Simpkins 025, 5:00pm.
  • Sep 8: Buster Keaton film The General accompanied by Pianist David Drazin, Sandburg Theatre, University Union, 7:00pm.
  • Sep 02: Meeting for all Journalism students. COFAC Recital Hall, 4:00pm.
  • Sep 02: Faculty meeting, Simpkins 027, noon.
  • Aug 24: Fall classes begin.
  • Aug 22: Celebration of life of Viktor Kemper. Old Bailey House, 5:00pm.
  • Aug 22: NCTE Welcome Back lunch, Chick's on the Square, 12:00pm.
  • Aug 20: Faculty meeting, Simpkins 027, 2:00pm.
  • Aug 20: WIU Faculty Assembly, Union Grand Ballroom, 10:00am.