Author Archive

Tribal School Initiative Student Teacher Adrienne Tinsley

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English Education student Adrienne Tinsley completed her student teaching as the first Tribal School Initiative student teacher. Here she is talking about her experience!

Professor Barb Lawhorn & Alum Connor Sullivan Lead Literacy Project

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For eight years, Western Illinois University Associate Professor of English Barbara Lawhorn has shared the love of literacy and WIU with area school children, with her English 100 students writing letters of inspiration… Continue reading

2020-2021 Announcements

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Award Winning Students Each spring, the English Department awards $20,000 in scholarships and fellowships for our graduate and undergraduate students. We are pleased to announce the following students were awarded English scholarships this spring… Continue reading

English Department Scholar of the Year 2020-2021: Abigail Gindlesberger

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Abigail Gindlesberger was named the Department of English’s Scholar of the Year for 2020-2021. Abigail is a full-time student on the Macomb campus, and she is particularly focused on creative writing. The Mirror… Continue reading

Letter from the Chair

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A year ago, I would have been shocked if you had told me that I would be writing the “Letter from the Chair” for The Mirror and the Lamp this spring. But, then again,… Continue reading

English Major Profile: Rebecca Gonner (B.A. 2017)

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As a student, Rebecca Gonner focused on professional writing and was the Managing Editor of The Mirror & the Lamp for a record three years. Before graduating, she held a summer internship with… Continue reading

English Major Profile: Molly Hall (B.A. 2016)

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As an undergraduate, Molly Hall focused on professional writing, worked on The Mirror & the Lamp, and wrote a successful grant to help fund a teen center in Crystal Lake, Illinois. She went… Continue reading

English Major Profile: Juliana Goodman (B. A. 2014)

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Juliana Goodman majored in English and minored in Creative Writing. She went on to earn her MFA in Creative Writing from Purdue. Her first novel will be published in the spring of 2022.… Continue reading

Sigma Tau Delta Virtual Trivia Night

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Every semester, English faculty and Sigma Tau Delta students gather together discuss and celebrate all things English. While a normal semester would see us breaking bread and reading aloud at Dinners and Conversations,… Continue reading

English Minor Profile: Carlos Williamson (B.A. 2015)

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Carlos Williamson majored in journalism and minored in English, focusing on Creative Writing. He is currently an editor and designer at The Chicago Tribune. His creative writing has appeared in journals including Vol.… Continue reading