All MALS students intending to complete their final project and final project defense during Summer or Fall 2014 should closely review the "MALS Final Project Instructions" page (found under "Curriculum" in the left hand navigation section) noting especially the format requirements documented in the MALS Final Project Formatting Requirements Manual.

Student Projects and Final Project Defenses

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) Final Project Defenses

Spring 2014

All Spring 2014 final project defenses are complete. Congratulations!

Ashley Hudson, Michelle Bliss (on screen), Lisa Howard

 

 

Lisa Howard successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Driven: The Story of L. Paul Brayton" at 9:30 am on Monday, April 7, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Ashley Hudson (reader), Michelle Bliss (director - on screen), and Lisa.

Katja Huru, Ashley Hudson, Dr. Meghan Sweeney, Dr. Katherine Montweiler

 

 

Katja Huru successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Wild, Well-Behaved Women and the Power of Self-Sacrifice" at 10 am on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Katja, Ashley Hudson (director), Dr. Meghan Sweeney (reader), and Dr. Katherine Montwieler (reader).

Ashley Hudson and Sarah Bode I

 

 

Sarah Bode successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Tombs and Celebrations: Essays á la Bode" at 4 pm on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Ashley Hudson (director) and Sarah. Dr. de Gramont (reader) could not remain for the photo session.

Ashley Hudson, Erin Sroka, Lauren Evans,

 

 

Lauren Evans successfully defended her MALS final project titled "'That's What She Said': Pillow Talk with Pop Culture" at 5:30 pm on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Ashley Hudson (director), Erin Sroka (reader - on screen), and Lauren.

Dr. Patricia Turrisi, Kelcian Hinkle, Ashley Hudson

 

 

Kelcian Hinkle successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Here Be Dragons" at 1 pm on Monday, April 28, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Dr. Patricia Turrisi (director), Kelcian, and Ashley Hudson (reader).

Chrisey Holloway successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Novel Markets" at 11:30 am on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Photo pends..

Dr. Kelli Slaten, Rachel Smyer, Dr. Allison Toney

 

 

Rachel Smyer successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Women and STEM: Middle School Girls and Electronic Mentoring" at 9 am on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Dr. Kelli Slaten (director), Rachel, and Dr. Allison Toney (reader).

J. Inscoe, Brittany Fyall, Dr. Jennifer Mackenzie

 

 

Brittany Fyall successfully defended her MALS final project titled "MatteBerry" at 11 am on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are J. Inscoe (rreader), Brittany, and Dr. Jennifer Mackenzie (director)..

Kimi Hemingway, Sandra Campbell, Ashley Hudson

 

 

Sandra Campbell successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Cardboard Castles" at 2 pm on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Kimi Hemingway (reader), Sandra, and Ashley Hudson (director)..

Kurt Powers

 

 

Kurt Powers successfully defended his MALS final project titled "The Charity and Life in Autumn" at 3 pm on Friday, May 2, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Kurt and his reader, Johannes Lichtman, attended via WebEx. Pictured here is Kurt Powers. A picture of his committee is not available.

Candice Mathis successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Confessions of a Southern Diva" at 5 pm on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Photos pend.

John Sullivan, Joel Finsel, and Patricia Turrisi

 

 

 

Joel Finsel successfully defended his MALS final project titled "' Reason Has Moons' and Analysis" at 7 pm on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Dr. Turrisi's home. Pictured are John Sullivan (director), Joel, and Patricia Turrisi (reader).


Final Project Deadlines

Spring 2015

  • TBA - MALS Final Project Workshop scheduled 6 - 8 pm; Location: TBA
  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015 -- Due date for submission of GLS 598 final project proposals to final project directors for Spring 2015 graduates
  • Tuesday, February 3, 2015 -- Due date for submission of GLS 598 final project proposals to Program Director for Spring 2015 graduates
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015 -- Due date for submission of first draft of GLS 598 final projects to final project directors for Spring 2015 graduates - this is an ideal time to consult with your committee to ascertain if they feel you will be able to finish in this semester.
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015 -- Students/director ensure that formatting of the Spring 2015 final project review copy meets the formatting requirements of the MALS Final Project Formatting Requirements Manual.
  • Wednesday, April 8, 2015 -- Due date for submission of final project review copy of the final project (including title page signed by committee members) to the GLS Program Director
  • Thursday, April 30, 2015-- Last day to defend GLS 598 final projects for Spring 2015 graduates
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2015 -- Last day for submission, by project directors and readers, of the Spring 2015 GLS Assessment Forms to the GLS Director

Fall 2014

  • Monday, August 18, 2014 -- MALS Final Project Workshop scheduled 6 - 8 pm; Location: Randall Library, Room 2005// Workshop can be attended by either WeBex or physical presence. The workshop will also be recorded for later viewing for those unable to attend.
  • Wednesday, September 3, 2014 -- Due date for submission of GLS 598 final project proposals to final project directors for Fall 2014 graduates
  • Wednesday, September 10, 2014 -- Due date for submission of GLS 598 final project proposals to Program Director for Fall 2014 graduates
  • Monday, October 6, 2014 -- Due date for submission of first draft of GLS 598 final projects to final project directors for Fall 2014 graduates
  • Wednesday, November 5, 2014 -- Students/director ensure that formatting of the Fall 2014 final project review copy meets the formatting requirements of the MALS Final Project Formatting Requirements Manual
  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014 -- Due date for submission of final project review copy of the final project (including title page signed by committee members) to the GLS Program Director).
  • Thursday, December 4, 2014 (Reading Day) -- Last day to defend GLS 598 final projects for Fall 2014 graduates
  • Tuesday, December 9, 2014 -- Last day for submission, by project directors and readers, of the Fall 2014 GLS Assessment Forms to the GLS Director

Summer 2014

GLS 598, Final Project in Liberal Studies, will not be offered in the summer sessions. Past experience has shown that timely completion of a final project is problematic if the process is started in a summer session.

Continuation of past work will, however, be permitted. If your unofficial transcript shows an "S" (satisfactory progress) for GLS 598 and you have completed and submitted a signed and approved project proposal in a past semester, you will be permitted to continue your work in the summer.

To do so, you must seek approval for summer work from both your project committee and the GLS Program Director. Approval from your project committee is especially important as many committee members may not be available (or even in town) during the summer.

Once these approvals have been obtained and registration has opened for Summer II for you, use the appropriate GRC 600 form found on the Graduate School's "Graduate Student Registration Forms" web page. There are two GRC 600 forms, one for 3 and less usages of GRC 600 and one for 4 or more usages. The form for "3 or less" should be automatically submitted to the Graduate School Office when you click on "Done." Note: The "3 or less" form may not be available when registration for the semester/session of interest is closed. If your system has problems sending the form, contact the Graduate School at 910.962.7303 for assistance.

Note: The forms may permit you to register for GRC 600 in the summer I session. Do not register in summer I; all summer work on GLS final projects using GRC 600 should be done with a registration in summer II.

See the below schedule for the upcoming summer II 2013 deadlines:

  • Thursday, July 3, 2014 -- Last day for submission of the Summer 2014 final project review copy of the final project (includes title page signed by committee members) to the GLS Director
  • Thursday, July 24, 2014 (Final Exam Day) -- Last day to defend GLS 598 final projects for Summer 2014 graduates
  • Monday, July 28, 2014 -- Last day for submission, by the project director and reader, of the Summer 2014 GLS Assessment Forms to the GLS Director

Spring 2014

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2013 -- MALS Final Project Workshop scheduled 6 - 8:30 pm; Location: EB 266
  • Monday, January 27, 2014 -- Due date for submission of GLS 598 final project proposals to final project directors for Spring 2014 graduates
  • Monday, February 3, 2014 -- Due date for submission of GLS 598 final project proposals to Program Director for Spring 2014 graduates
  • Monday, March 17, 2014 -- Due date for submission of first draft of GLS 598 final projects to final project directors for Spring 2014 graduates - this is an ideal time to consult with your committee to ascertain if they feel you will be able to finish in this semester.
  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014 -- Due date for submission of final project review copy of the final project (including title page signed by committee members) to the GLS Program Director
  • Thursday, May 1, 2014-- Last day to defend GLS 598 final projects for Spring 2014 graduates
  • Monday, May 5, 2014 -- Last day for submission, by project directors and readers, of the Spring 2014 GLS Assessment Forms to the GLS Director

Past Defenses

To view the 2013 final project defenses, click here.
To view the 2012 final project defenses, click here.
To view the 2011 final project defenses, click here.
To view the 2010 final project defenses, click here.
To view the 2009 final project defenses, click here.
To view the 2008 final project defenses, click here.
To view the 2007 final project defenses, click here.
To view the 2006 final project defenses, click here.
To view the 2005 final project defenses, click here.
To view the Fall 2004 final project defenses, click here.
To view the Summer 2004 final project defense, click here.

Last Update: June 11, 2014


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