English and Journalism
WIU students participate in a wide variety of activities, creating publications such as the literary magazine Elements, and participating in student organizations listed below.
Western Advertising Club
Activities for students interested in advertising, including workshops, internships, and scholarship opportunities.
Faculty sponsor—Terri Simmons
Western's student literary magazine, published annually.
Faculty and students sharing their poetry and prose.
Advocacy, networking, professional development, and social events for English graduate students.
Students who appreciate international, independent, and Hollywood cinema.
President: Dan Pourroy
Vice President: Thomas Franklin
Treasurer: Hannah Nelson
Adviser: Dr. Roberta Di Carmine
National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ-WIU)
WIU chapter of NABJ, an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide.
NABJ meets from 4:00-5:00 pm every Wednesday in Simpkins Hall, room 019. Faculty sponsor—Pearlie Strother-Adams
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
Since Spring 1991, PRSSA has provided WIU students studying Public Relations with a variety of opportunities for learning professional skills, networking, and many other activities.
PRSSA meets at 5:00 pm every other Tuesday in Simpkins Hall 120. Faculty sponsor—Mohammad Siddiqi
The English honor society.
Faculty sponsor—Tim Helwig
Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
The nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior.
Faculty sponsor—Lisa Kernek