College of Arts and Sciences

Fall 2007 News & Events

  • We have posted our fall 2007 newsletter (link is PDF).
  • We have selected Jessica Makler, English, and Kyle Moss, Journalism, as Departmental Scholars for the fall 2007 semester. Annette Glotfelty, English, and Charles Davis, Journalism, have been nominated for the Lincoln Laureate Award. Congratulations to these outstanding students!
  • News Release: Provost's Awards of Excellence Winners include Bradley Dilger, English and journalism associate professor, is the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching in Technology Award for taking great strides in improving the technological abilities of his students. "One of Dr. Dilger's main goals is not to just show technology, but to help the user apply technology tools meaningfully and effectively," the committee stated. "He uses a variety of technologies in his classroom: social bookmarking, photo sharing services and citation managers. After learning how a technology works, students must create their own projects using these services. Dr. Dilger has become a major resource on web accessibility and provides guidance for campus policies on accessibility. He has presented on this topic nationally and was awarded the President's Excellence in Diversity Award for Accessible Course Design."
  • News Release 1 & News Release 2: CAS Retiree Reception including John Mann, English professor, who joined the Western faculty in 1971; Mann, the recipient of the CAS Outstanding Teacher Award in 1995 and the College Award for Outstanding Research in 2004, came to Western in 1971. He also received three National Endowment for the Arts grants and four Illinois Arts Council grants. His specialty lies in American poetry. He has published more than 100 poems in literary magazines and anthologies; and in 2002, Mann received an Illinois Arts Council Poetry Fellowship for his manuscript of 15 poems titled, "Book of Mann."
  • Read our News-meister coverage of Western’s mock elections!
  • Course descriptions for Spring 2008 have been posted.


  • Sat Dec 15: Undergraduate and graduate commencement.
  • Dec 10-14: Final exam week.
  • Nov 19-23: Thanksgiving break.
  • Thu Nov 15: Deadline for John Mahoney Research Fellowship applications.
  • Wed Nov 14: Case writer Richard Siken’s Q&A session, 4:30pm, Simpkins 027.
  • Wed Nov 14: Magliocco lecture: Michelle Citron, independent filmmaker and film scholar, film screening and presentation, 6:00pm, Sandburg Theatre. Reception to follow in Capitol Room.
  • Tue Nov 13: Case writer Richard Siken’s public reading, 7:00pm, WIU Art Gallery.
  • Nov 10: Dr. Erika Wurth - Poetry Reading and Book Signing.
  • Fri Nov 9: Scott Slovic, “Living Lightly and Inconsistently on the Campus: Sustainability and the Academic Life,” keynote for the fourth annual EGO conference. 7:00pm, Morgan 109.
  • Fri Nov 2: Journalism Day, 9:00am-2:00pm, University Union.
  • Sat Oct 6: Graduate program party, 7pm, Dilger's house.
  • Tue Sep 25: EGO, 4:00pm, Simpkins 341.
  • Wed Sep 19: Michael Walker discusses Laurel Canyon, 3:00pm, University Union, Sandburg Theatre.
  • Wed Sep 12: Faculty meeting, noon, Simpkins 014.
  • Wed Sep 12: PRSSA, 4:30pm, Simpkins 020.
  • Wed Sep 5: PRSSA, 4:30pm, Simpkins 220.
  • Mon Sep 3: Labor day; university closed.
  • Wed Aug 29: NCTE, 4:30pm, Simpkins 025.
  • Wed Aug 29: Faculty Meeting, 12:00pm, Simpkins 014.
  • Mon Aug 20: Classes begin.
  • Mon Aug 20: Welcome to five new professors: Lisa Barr, Merrill Cole, Lisa Kernek, Dan Malachuk, and Chris Morrow.