Proust Questionnaire with Dr. Roberta Di Carmine.

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Proust Questionnaire with Dr. Roberta Di Carmine             Dr. Roberta Di Carmine is a professor at Western Illinois University. She has been teaching film at Western for eleven years and is the director… Continue reading

Malpass Library: More than the Stacks

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The Malpass library is the beating heart of academia at WIU. Standing tall at the center of campus, the library is so much more than just a building; it’s a home. I have… Continue reading

Proust Questionnaire-Dr. Alisha White

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Dr. White is an assistant professor at WIU, based largely in the English Education program. She holds a Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning, Secondary English Education.  What is your idea of perfect happiness? Floating… Continue reading

The Writing Center: My Experience As a “Newbie”

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It was an oddly sticky, blazing hot October day out around the WIU Macomb campus. It was a Tuesday, as I recall.  I was strutting down the sidewalk in my best clothes, but… Continue reading

The Best Books I’ve Read at WIU

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As an English major, and a college student, I read a lot. As my time here at Western Illinois University is ending, I have been reflecting on a few books that I have… Continue reading

Proust Questionnaire: Ellen Poulter

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An in-depth look at one of the unsung heroes of the English department.

Thrown to the Wolves: A Hyperbolic Account of an  English Education Student’s First Day Teaching

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If I counted on both hands how many times I’ve heard people tell me that a student teacher’s first experience in a high school English classroom is like being thrown to a pack… Continue reading

Six Months Out

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“Yep, you’re good to go!” “Ok, thanks!” I wave to my supervisor and a few of my fellow cashiers as I head to the back of the grocery store. Sore feet remind me… Continue reading

The Grad School Shuffle

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Entering freshman year for me felt like staring down another brief eternity; I had just finished high school and completed a chapter of my life, only to be faced with the prospect of… Continue reading

Boiler Room Reading Series Fall 2017

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On October 27th the English department put on their Boiler Room Reading Series at the university art gallery. The featured readers were Undergraduate student Tess Tyler, Graduate student Nick Nusbaumer, and faculty member… Continue reading