Campus Climate for International Students, Immigrant Students, and Students with Immigrant Parents/Guardians. In this qualitative study, our Senior Experience class interviewed and surveyed 39 students with international or immigrant backgrounds about the campus climate at ISU. Our goal was to supplement the Campus Climate study conducted at the university in 2016, which did not focus specifically on the perceptions of these groups of students.
Acquiring Global Competencies at Illinois State University. In this qualitative study, our Senior Experience class conducted 30 semi-structured interviews with a diverse group of students in their senior year at Illinois State University. Focusing on seven global competencies, we sought to garner a deeper understanding of which global competencies graduating seniors perceived that they were acquiring, and by what means.
Cosmopolitan Students at ISU. This study was prompted by a call for a “cosmopolitan turn” in sociological research, and the process of “comprehensive campus internationalization” currently underway at Illinois State University.
“You Think You’re Hot, So You Think I’m Not”: The Effects of Own Physical Features on Preferences in Attractiveness and Physical Features in Others
Perceptions of the Success of Long-distance Couples: Does their Form of Communication Matter in Perceptions of their Success?
Facebook and Jealousy in Romantic Relationships
How Willing are College Students to Date or Marry Someone Different from Them? A New Look at Homogamy vs. Heterogamy in Mating
Devotion or Drugs: The Relationship between Religiosity and Juvenile Delinquency
The Heavy Hearts Club: Teens, Self-Esteem, and Depression
Shacking Up or Walking Down the Aisle? How Parents and Peers Influence Unmarried Lovers’ Cohabiting Decisions
Natives or Newcomers: Who Makes the Grades?
Face-to-Facebook Interviews: Parental Mediation of Children’s Social Media Usage
The Influence of Friends on College Women’s Body Images
“He Shoots, He Scores”: The Makings of a Male Sports Fan
“Cuddling Through Texting”: Maintaining a Long-Distance Relationship in College
Undergraduate Veterans and their Views of and Experiences with Higher Education
Growing the Local Church: Experiences and Perspectives of Church Pastors
Nursing, from Clinical to Other Roles: A Not So Straight Forward Career
Student's Experiences of Social Inclusion and Exclusion While Studying Abroad