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

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). Photos pend.

Fall 2013

All Fall 2013 final project defenses are complete. Congratulations!

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Theresa Jackson successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Two Seas: Bahrain's Sectarian Gulf" at 2 pm on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Theresa attended from Denver, CO via Skype. Pictured are Dr. Herb Berg (director, Theresa (on screen), and Dr. Liz Hines (reader).

Dr. Chad Roberts, Caitlin Ward, Dr. Michelle Scatton-Tessier

 

 

Caitlin Ward successfully defended her MALS final project titled "An Ethno-Autobigraphic Study of Social Deconstruction" at 9:30 am on Friday, December 6, 2013 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Dr. Chad Roberts (reader), Caitlin, and Dr. Michelle Scatton-Tessier (director).

A. Brophy, Ashley Oxendine, and S. Barham

 

 

Ashley Oxendine successfully defended her MALS final project titled "The Importance of Nontraditional Treatment Methods for Autism and Working with Autism as a Behavioral Technician"at 11 am on Friday, December 6, 2013 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are A. Brophy (director), Ashley, and S. Barham (reader)..

Nancy Pritchett

 

 

Nancy Pritchett successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Quilts: Layer upon Layer"at 1 pm on Friday, December 6, 2013 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). The reader, Michelle Bliss, will attend via Skype. Pictured is Nancy Pritchett. Committee photos not available.

Brian Caskey and Ashley Hudson with two spectators



Brian Caskey successfully defended his MALS final project titled "Autobiography, Southern Themes, and False Nostalgia in the Poetry of Cathy Smith Bowers" at 3 pm on Friday, December 6, 2013 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Brian and his reader, Johannes Lichtman, attended remotely via WeBex. Photo is a screenshot from Brian's computer and reflects Brian (lower right hand corner) and Ashley Hudson (director - upper left corner). Defense conducted using WeBex with Perry Campbell as host.


Spring 2013

All Spring 2013 final project defenses are complete. Congratulations!

Ashley Gaddy successfully defended her MALS final project titled "A Needed Understanding: Bridging the Gap between African American Residents in Wilmington, North Carolina" at 4 pm on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). No photos provided.

Brenda Parker successfully defended her MALS final project titled "The Tintinnabulation of the Bells" at 4 pm on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in the Cultural Arts Building, Room 1059. No photos provided.

Ashley Hudson, Zachery Miller, Dr. Jenny Yates

Zachery Miller successfully defended his MALS final project titled "Journey Inward, Journey Outward: Navigating the Collective Unconcious" at 1 pm on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Ashley Hudson (director), Zachery, and Dr. Jenny Yates..

Ashley Hudson, Amy, Amy's mother, Dr. Jenny Yates

Amy Nguyen successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Our Journey: The Story of My Family" at 3 pm on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Ashley Hudson (director), Amy, Amy's mother, and Dr. Jenny Yates (reader).

Ashley Hudson, Shauna, Kimberly Hemingway

Shauna Cooper successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Snowfall on Black Asphalt" at 10 am on Thursday, April 25, 2013 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Ashley Hudson (director), Shauna, and Kimberly Hemingway (reader).

Linda Byrnes sucessfully defended her MALS final project titled "Asia -- An Unexpected Love Affair" at 3 pm on Thursday, April 25, 2013 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). No photos provided.

Ashley Hudson, Liz Kachris-Jones, Michelle Bliss

Elizabeth Kachris-Jones successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Hank, Huck, and Homer: Heroes, History and a Quest for Home" at 11 am on Friday, April 26, 2013 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Ashley Hudson (director), Liz, and Michelle Bliss (reader).

Ashley Hudson, Valerie Jackson, Michelle Bliss

Valerie Jackson successfully defended her MALS final project titled "I am Her: She is Me" at1:30 pm on Friday, April 26, 2013 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Ashley Hudson (reader), Valerie, and Michelle Bliss (director).

Dr. Anita McDaniel, Lacey Inman, Dr. Harris

Lacey Inman successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Crashing the Super Bowl: The Significance of Integrated Marketing Communications" at 11 am on Monday, April 29, 2013 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Dr. McDaniel (director), Lacey, and Dr. Harris (reader).

Ashley Hudson, Shannon Ingram, Dr. Nora Noel

Shannon Ingram successfully defended her MALS final project titled "The Link Between Mental Illness and Creativity, Medication Considerations When Trreating Creative Persons, and Art Therapy" at 1 pm on Monday, April 29, 2013 in the new Psychology Building (between Nursing and the Recreation Center), Room 2014. Pictured are Ashley Hudson (reader), Shannon, and Dr. Nora Noel (director).

Brendan Cook successully defended his MALS final project titled "Functional Foods: A Cultural Perspective" at 2 pm on Monday, April 29, 2013 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Photos pend.


Final Project Deadlines

Fall 2014

  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014 -- MALS Final Project Workshop scheduled 6 - 8 pm; Location: Teaching Lab, Room 1053 // 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

Fall 2013

  • Monday, August 19, 2013 -- MALS Final Project Workshop scheduled 6 - 8 pm; Location: Bear Hall, Room 106
  • Wednesday, September 4, 2013 -- Due date for submission of GLS 598 final project proposals to final project directors for Fall 2013 graduates
  • Wednesday, September 11, 2013 -- Due date for submission of GLS 598 final project proposals to Program Director for Fall 2013 graduates
  • Monday, October 7, 2013 -- Due date for submission of first draft of GLS 598 final projects to final project directors for Fall 2013 graduates
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2013 -- 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 5, 2013 (Reading Day) -- Last day to defend GLS 598 final projects for Fall 2013 graduates
  • Monday, December 9, 2013 -- Last day for submission, by project directors and readers, of the Fall 2013 GLS Assessment Forms to the GLS Director

Past Defenses

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: April 9, 2014


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