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Video: Students feel poverty’s pull at ISU event article thumbnail
Video: Students feel poverty’s pull at ISU eventAs 56 undergraduate students split into fake families for a daylong exercise about what it’s like to live in poverty, Raven Davidson’s character was there to steal, cajole, and coerce them into illegal behavior. ...
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M.F.A. alums become engines for art in Central IllinoisThe Central Illinois art scene is benefiting from the entrepreneurial spirit of two Illinois State alums: printmaker Lisa Lofgren, M.F.A. ’12, and painter Jeff Robinson, M.F.A. ’11. ...
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Video: ISU math robots help cancer clinic kidsPh.D. student Megan Nickels wants to know how children with cancer and other chronic illness can learn math through educational robotics. ...
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Video: Students help Special Olympics athletesAudiology mentor Ryan Mulligan '11 and a team of student volunteers are helping Special Olympics Illinois athletes as they compete in the Summer Games at Illinois State. ...
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Mothers’ bravery in Argentina inspires visual culture gradMeghan Bosko left in early May for Argentina, where she plans to further explore how artists and filmmakers responded to dictatorships that were all too common in Latin America in the 1970s. ...

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Deadlines

10/20 Deadline for Doctoral students planning to complete a dissertation for December graduation to submit final deposit materials to the Graduate School, 309 Hovey Hall.
10/31 Last day for Master's students to hold oral defense of a thesis for December graduation.

Defenses

10/23 2:00 PM, DeGarmo Hall 204, Master's Thesis, Lynn Moore
10/24 8:00 AM, DeGarmo Hall 404, Master's Thesis, Samantha Petrella
10/24 12:15 PM, Schroeder Hall 417, Master's Thesis, Anthony Pierucci
10/24 2:00 PM, Schroeder Hall 332C, Master's Thesis, Andrew Griffin
10/27 1:00 PM, Science Laboratory Building 330, Master's Thesis, Maurice Dale
10/27 2:00 PM, Fell Hall 446, Master's Thesis, Alessandra Pelusi 
10/27 3:00 PM, DeGarmo Hall 404, Doctoral Dissertation, Edward Mockus, "Victim Response to Hurtful Teasing Episodes:  Perceptual and Behavioral Responses of Middle School Boys"  
10/28 10:00 AM, DeGarmo Hall 304, Doctoral Dissertation, John Wilson, "A History of Academic Freedom in America" 
10/28 12:00 PM, Fell Hall 446, Master's Thesis, Chandler Johnson
10/29 11:00 AM, Schroeder Hall 441, Master's Thesis, JiHye Park
10/29 12:00 PM, Schroeder Hall 417, Master's Thesis, Kevin McKenzie
10/29 1:00 PM, Ropp Agriculture Building 125C, Master's Thesis, Steve Wolf
10/31 11:00 AM, Schroeder Hall 396, Master's Thesis, Wade Tharp
10/31 2:00 PM, Schroeder Hall 301E, Master's Thesis, Joseph Joria

Scholarships/Tuition Waivers

Applications being accepted for Diversity Tuition Waivers 

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