Photo of the Day: Civil Engineer graduate student worships before defending thesis

Shree Krishna Tripathi, an international, master’s student in the Department of Civil Engineering, visits the Hindu Temple and Cultural Society of Southern Illinois Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Carbondale, Ill. “I usually come here when I feel low and stressed out. Visiting here makes me feel calm and peaceful. Another big [Hindu] festival, Tihar, is coming up and I am really excited to celebrate it,” Tripathi said. “I have my thesis defense today and visiting the temple and worshiping here gives me positive vibes and makes me more confident.”