Patrick Pospisek, who graduated in December 2004 with a master’s degree in History, has won the UIS Outstanding Master’s Thesis award for the 2004-05 academic year. His thesis was titled “Inspired Self-Interest: Motivating Factors in the Relocation of the Illinois Seat of Government, 1836-1845.”
Mark Danenhauer received a Special Merit award for his thesis titled “Determining an Optimal Degree of Local Involvement in the Management of a National Park.” Danenhauer graduated from UIS in May 2005 with a master of science degree in Environmental Sciences.
Pospisek's and Danenhauer's works were chosen from among 11 theses and projects nominated by graduate departments at the university. All 11 students will be honored at a reception during the spring semester. Read more>>