Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Outstanding Master's Thesis Award presented to English graduate

The University of Illinois Springfield Research Board has awarded English graduate student Stephanie Marie Ebersohl with the UIS Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award for the 2010-2011 academic year. Ebersohl’s thesis was entitled Sex and the Sacred in Dante’s Divina Commedia.

Ebersohl now lives in Austin, Texas, where she works as an editor and production assistant for a local publishing house and continues her studies in medieval literature in preparation for doctoral studies. She is currently preparing for a presentation at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with the Magistra journal on female spirituality in the Middle Ages.

The following students received their departments’ Outstanding Thesis or Project Award for 2010-11 and were nominated for the UIS Outstanding Master’s Thesis/Project competition:

Communication
Carol Leonie Maria Schulte
“She’s Dying But She’s Not Dead Yet”: End-of-Life Discourses Between Mothers and Daughters
Committee Chair: Elizabeth Ribarsky

Educational Leadership
Bridget Gorokhovsky
Teachers’ Perceptions of the Influence of Curriculum Teams on Curriculum Success and Teacher Satisfaction
Committee Chair: Dan Matthews

Environmental Studies
Natalie (Mentzer) Porter
A Management Plan for the Reconstructed Prairie at the University of Illinois at Springfield
Committee Chair: Tih-Fen Ting

History (UIS Special Merit Award)
Amanda Dahlquist
Legislating Motherhood: The History of the Mothers’ Aid Law in Montgomery County, Illinois
Committee Chair: Deborah McGregor

Human Services
Constance Baker
Age-Related Diseases Among Adults with Down Syndrome
Committee Chair: Carolyn Peck

Liberal and Integrative Studies
Julie Collins Bates
Covering Environmental Conflict: An Analysis of Coalbed Methane Coverage in Newspapers in the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming
Committee Chair: Kathy Petitte Jamison

Political Science
Gene W. Giannotta
The Problems of Command: Obama, McChrystal, and American Civil-Military Relations in Operation Enduring Freedom
Committee Chair: Pinky Wassenberg

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