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Wall Street Journal's Schroeder speaks at English awards

April 17, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University alumnus Michael Schroeder, a reporter/editor for the Wall Street Journal's Washington Bureau, will be the featured speaker at this year's Department of English awards ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, April 21, on the 10th floor of Sprau Tower.

In addition to Schroeder's remarks, student awards for 2005-06 will be presented, and Schroeder will be given an award as this year's distinguished alumnus of the Department of English.

Schroeder covers financial regulatory and legislative issues for the Journal, which he joined in 1997. During his first five years with the paper, he covered the Securities and Exchange Commission and banking regulation. He joined the Journal after working nearly 10 years at Business Week Magazine, including five years in Business Week's Washington Bureau covering the SEC and doing investigative stories. Prior to that, he served as the magazine's Pittsburgh Bureau chief.

Earlier in his career, Schroeder worked at the Detroit News, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and American Banker newspaper in New York. He received his bachelor's degree in English from WMU in 1974 and is a graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

For more information, contact Arnie Johnston, English department chair, at arnie.johnston@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2571.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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