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Congratulations to our scholarship winners!
2013 WIU Bookstore Scholarship
Heather Powless, MLAS student (Macomb)
Elizabeth Davison, BLAS student (QC)
Laura Caldwell, BLAS student (Macomb)
2013-14 Liberal Arts and Sciences Graduate Scholarship
Angela Clark, MLAS student (QC)
1)The Boiler Room Reading Series, held the first Thursday of each month at 4:00
p.m., showcases faculty and student creative writing in the University Art
Gallery. Please come out to support your friends and fellow writers, as
well as the literary arts on campus. Next reading is November 7th.
2)The Department of English and Journalism, and the College of Arts and Sciences, are proud to sponsor the Fred Ewing Case and Lola Austin Case Writer-in-Residence, Susan Steinberg.
Susan Steinberg is the author of the story collections Spectacle, Hydroplane, and The End of Free Love. She has been the recipient of a United States Artist Fellowship, the Pushcart Prize, and a National Magazine Award. She earned a BFA in Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is a professor of English at the University of San Francisco.
Susan Steinberg will give a Q & A on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 4:30-5:30 pm in Simpkins Hall 25. She will also give a reading on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the Sherman Hall Auditorium (3rd Floor).
3)There is a new student group on campus dedicated to the literary arts. The Western Literary Society has been approved and is up and running. Please have interested students email Benjamin Scott at BZ-Scott@wiu.edu.
4) University of Texas Professor Emeritus of History Lewis L. Gould will deliver the lecture, "Watergate Remembered: Representative Thomas Railsback and the Perspective from Western Illinois," Monday, Oct. 14 at Western Illinois University.
The lecture, which begins at 4 p.m. in Morgan Hall, room 101B, is open free to the public and is based on the Railsback Papers, which are held in the WIU Archives and Special Collection.
Gould will speak about the connection between local politics and the Watergate scandal.
Railsback, who represented the legislative district encompassing Macomb for 16 years, was a member of the House Judiciary Committee conducting the 1974 impeachment inquiry. He was one of the "fragile coalition," a group of four Republicans and three conservative Democrats, who drafted two of the Articles of Impeachment against Richard Nixon adopted by the House and leading to the President's resignation.
Interested in Graduate School?
Students or alumni interested in learning more about graduate school are invited to attend this series of seminars. Whether you are interested in pursuing a master's degree, post-baccalaureate certificate, or simply taking a few graduate courses as a non-degree student, these seminars will provide you with all the information you need to get started. Choose to attend an individual session or all four. All seminars will be held in the University Union from 4:00-5:00pm and are hosted by the School of Graduate Studies.
- Wednesday, October 30 - Fox Room - Why Graduate School? Plus the admissions process, application tips, and more.
- Wednesday, November 6 - Lincoln Room - Considering & Surviving Graduate School
- Wednesday, November 13 - Lincoln Room - Financing Graduate School
- Wednesday, November 20 - Lincoln Room - Graduate School Resumes, Personal Goals Statement, and Recommendation Letters
Register in advance at
to be entered into a drawing for a prize! Must be present to win.
Please contact the School of Graduate Studies at (309) 298-1806 with any questions concerning the Seminar Series.