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News & Highlights

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Student receives national Hispanic honor society awardRecent alumna Rita Hess received the prestigious Gabriela Mistral Award from Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. ...
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Redbird scholar discusses A Different World thesis on Steve Harvey’s showIllinois State alumna Natilie Williams got the chance to talk about her thesis on A Different World and meet the cast during an episode of the Steve Harvey show. ...
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Partnership to enhance research and innovationIllinois State University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have formed a partnership to enhance research-based innovation.  ...
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Stevenson Center students recognized for academic successSeveral Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development students are receiving academic awards and honors for their work in and out of the classroom.  ...
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Father helps student veteran find passion for criminal justiceCassandra Dodge will earn her master's degree from Illinois State on May 7. So much in Cassandra's life—her military service, her interest in criminal justice—traces back to her dad. ...

Updates

Research & Graduate Studies newsletter released

Redbird Scholar is a bi-annual research publication featuring faculty and student research & creative activities. The fall edition features graduate student Amanda Carter on the front cover.

Deadlines

5/19 Last day for students completing a thesis or dissertation for August degree completion to submit a Proposal Approval form to the Graduate School.

Defenses

5/19 9:30 AM Ropp Agricultural Building 125C, Master's Thesis, Lucy Loftus
5/20 10:00 AM Science Laboratory Building 121, Master's Thesis, Alexandra Berroyer
5/26 2:00 PM DeGarmo Hall 404, Master's Thesis, Hayley Love
6/1 11:00 AM DeGarmo Hall 232E, Doctoral Dissertation, Barbara Martin, "Technology in Teacher Preparation"
6/6 10:30 AM Stevenson Hall 409G, Doctoral Dissertation, Lisa Phillips, "Shifting Sensations:  Using a Feminist Sensory-Rhetorical Framework in Social and Environmental Justice, Technical Communication, and Pedagogy"

Scholarships/Tuition Waivers

Applications being accepted for:
Diversity Tuition Waivers for the summer semester
Ora Bretall Deadlines:  Fall September 15, Spring March 15
Lela Winegarner Deadlines: Fall September 15, Spring March 15

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