Nicole MartinRogers will defend her dissertation, "Individual, Family, and Community Factors that Predict Economic Self-Sufficiency: An Analysis of Minnesotans Who Receive Community Action Agency Services," Mon. Aug. 1, 8:00-10:00 am, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 8:00-8:30 am. Her advisor is Prof. Phyllis Moen. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for Nicole, to be held 10:00 am, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. All current department members are welcome to attend.