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Graduate Council ballot slate releasedThe slate of candidates for the spring 2015 Graduate Council ballot has been announced. Additional nominations will be taken until Tuesday, March 3. ...
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Biology graduate student receives grantAmanda Wilson Carter received a $1,000 research grant from the Illinois Lakes Management Association (ILMA) earlier this month to support her doctoral research. ...
Graduate Council noms due Jan. 30 article thumbnail
Graduate Council noms due Jan. 30The Nominating Committee of the Graduate Council is seeking nominations or self-nominations of full graduate faculty members the Council’s committees. ...
ISU biology graduate student wins presentation award article thumbnail
ISU biology graduate student wins presentation awardSeveral members from the School of Biological Sciences presented the results of their recent research at the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. ...
Kinesiology and Recreation recruits Stevenson Center Fellows for fall 2015 article thumbnail
Kinesiology and Recreation recruits Stevenson Center Fellows for fall 2015The Stevenson Center is excited to announce our newest Fellows master’s degree—kinesiology and recreation! ...

Coming Soon


3/3 Last day for doctoral students to submit Right to Defend materials to the Graduate School for May graduation.


2/27 12:00 PM, Schroeder Hall 222, Master's Thesis, Annie Cvetan
2/27 4:00 PM, Julian Hall 224, Master's Thesis, Samantha Robinson
3/2 1:00 PM, DeGarmo Hall 331F, Doctoral Dissertation, Catherine Ahsell, "No Longer Working in Silos:  A Systems Approach to Improving School Climate" 
3/3 1:00 PM, DeGarmo Hall 331F, Doctoral Dissertation, Jeff Szymczak, "Transitioning to a Standards-Based Grading Model at the Middle Level:  A Case Study" 
3/4 11:15 AM, DeGarmo Hall 404, Master's Thesis, Angela Conte
3/6 9:00 AM, Stevenson Hall 409G, Doctoral Dissertation, Jason Dockter, "No More Fictional Teachers:  The Need for Multimodal Design in Online Writing Instruction" 
3/6 11:00 AM, Stevenson Hall 409G, Doctoral Dissertation, Kristi McDuffie, "What Happened to Americans First???":  Rhetorics of Whiteness in Online Reader Comments" 
3/16 12:30 PM, DeGarmo Hall 404, Doctoral Dissertation, Jennifer Mays, "A Concurrent Mixed Methods Study of Microaggressions in the Experiences of Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder" 
3/20 11:30 AM, DeGarmo Hall 435F, Master's Thesis, David Wolfe
3/20 12:30 PM, Fairchild Hall 321, Master's Thesis, Daria Constantinescu
3/20 3:00 PM, Schroeder Hall 396, Master's Thesis, Autumn Beyer

Scholarships/Tuition Waivers

Applications being accepted for:
Diversity Tuition Waivers 
ISU Foundation
Ora Bretall Scholarship
Ada Belle Clark Welsh Scholarship
Donald F. McHenry Fellowship

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