Thursday, February 6, 2014

Prairie State Outdoors editor recognized for master’s thesis

Chris Young, a staff writer and photographer for The State Journal-Register, has received the Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award from University of Illinois Springfield.

Young, editor of the SJ-R’s Prairie State Outdoors section and website, wrote his thesis on “Response of the Franklin Ground Squirrel to Recreational Development.” Associate professor Tih-Fen Ting was his adviser.

The award was for the 2012-13 academic year.

Two other local students also received awards for an outstanding thesis or project. Kristen Chenoweth of Jacksonville was recognized in English, and Blake Wood of Springfield was recognized in communications.

The story was featured by The State Journal-Register on February 5, 2014.

Read the article online