Category Archive: English

Bonnie Sonnek Retires

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On the occasion of Dr. Bonnie Sonnek’s retirement, I was honored to make the following speech at the College of Arts and Sciences Holiday Reception in the Lamoine Room of the University Union… Continue reading

Book vs. Book: A Ludiological Literary Event

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Every year a new Dinner and Conversations hosted by a faculty member occurs as part of Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society. Sometimes the event is a party portraying literary and cultural icons… Continue reading

English Majors are Zombies!?

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As October 31st draws nearer by the day, WIU students’ heads are filled with spooky thoughts of ghosts, ghouls, and things that go bump in the night. Werewolves, vampires, witches, and, of course,… Continue reading

Simpkins’ Fairy Tales of Leatherneck Pride

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Once upon a time, every year in Fall, WIU has “Dec the Office” where faculty and staff can decorate their offices based on the yearly theme for homecoming. A panel of judges comes… Continue reading

Birds love Simpkins Hall

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“Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?” – David Attenborough Most students… Continue reading