Monthly Archive: April, 2016

Strong English Department Representation at TEDxWesternIllinoisUniversity

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English faculty represented half of the speakers in Western Illinois University’s first-ever TEDx event, hosted by The Presidents Institute on the fifth of April. The theme for the event was Embracing Uncertainty, and Dr.… Continue reading

Dinner and Globalization

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By Molly Cameron April eighth saw another of Sigma Tau Delta’s Dinner and Conversation events. The featured speaker of the evening was Dr. Roberta Di Carmine, a film professor here at Western, presenting… Continue reading

The English Major in Macomb

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  Unlike Western Illinois University, most universities are based in large, English major friendly towns. Take Springfield, for example, home of University of Illinois-Springfield. Among the outlet malls, White Oaks Mall, department stores,… Continue reading

Proust Questionnaire-Jo Chapman

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Jo Chapman is a second-year English graduate student at WIU. She has taught in the public school system, is fluent in Spanish, and has many incredible stories and experiences to share with the… Continue reading

Remembering Professor Forrest Robinson

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A Remembrance by Professor Barbara Harroun In the Fall of 1994, I took ENG 200: Introduction to Poetry with Professor Forrest Robinson. He wore tweed coats with patches on the elbows, dress shirts… Continue reading

The Difficulties of English Education

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By Meghan Haupers As a senior English Education major at Western Illinois University I have developed a unique perspective on the English language and language in general. My English courses range from practice of… Continue reading