This page collects the digitized full text Masters Theses of the Department of Communication Studies at Eastern Illinois University.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Service Standards in Higher Education: Lasswell's Communication Model as a Training Tool, Crystal R. Alston

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New Year, New Look: Communicating an Organizational Identity for the EIU Women's Basketball Team, Nathan Bryant

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Framing Gun Violence: Agenda-Setting on NBC's Meet the Press, Daniel A. Douglas

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On Solid Ground I Stand: Narratives on Disclosure, Resilience, and Faith Amidst Recognition of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Wade Rhodes Dundee

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"My Tattoos Make Me, Me": Constructing Personal Identities through Tattoos, Ryan Howard

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A Long Strange Trip through the Evolution of Fan Production, Fan-Branding, and Historical Representation in the Grateful Dead Online Archive, Anna Richardson

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Of Music and Media: A Producer Study of Promotional Encoding on Social Media Through the Lenses of Paratext and Medium Theory, Connor D. Wilcox

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Shame on You: An Analysis of Guilt-Based Advertising Strategies Directed at Parents, Jamie M. Alexander

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Relationally Managing Weight Loss, Clinton L. Brown

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Culture for Sale: The Appropriation of Japanese Style Tattoos through Transculturation, Evan Lohmann

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Dairy, Democracy, & PR: A Political Economic Analysis of Associated Milk Producers, Inc. 1988-1989, Anna L. Percival

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What's Their Expiration Date? Age Discrimination in the Workplace, Bianca L. Tomlin

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Whose Beer Is It, Anyway?: An Examination of the Constraints of Organizational Legitimacy with the Craft Beer Industry, Audra E. Clodfelter

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Breaking the Chains of Trafficking: An Educational Program, Amanda K. Feder

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Branding a Cohesive Identity: The Case of Northern Illinois Alliance, Ashley Gocken

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Barriers to Communicating Sexual Orientation Identity at Work, Marissa A. Guenzi

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"I'm Very Much Myself": The Construction and Communication of ASMRtist Identities, Victoria S. Weinberg

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Stepping out from the Crowd: (Re)branding Jamaica's Tourism Product through Sports and Culture, Thelca Patrice White

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Sexual and Political Affairs: Representation of Women in American News Media, Melissa Beal

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At the Intersections of Dialogue, Social Media, and Crisis Communication: A Case Study of Consolidated Edison's Communicative Response to Superstorm Sandy, Nathan Furstenau

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Building and Maintaining Legitimacy Online: UNICEF's Use of Facebook, John Kraps

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"They Want All of Your Kids to be Gay and Oppose God": Incivility and Othering in Yahoo! News Comments, Emily Vajjala

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Few smooth moves: Phi Rho Eta Fraternity Inc. national branding campaign, Shea E. Brunson

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Construction of spiritual identity: CMM and conversion to Catholicism, Stephanie Gruner

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Those who slay together, stay together: A thematic analysis of concert fan narratives and the I-57 youth punk music scene, Michael James Janowski

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"Single girl summer" enterprise: Building a successful brand using social media as a branding tool, Rashida Lyles-Cowan

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Inmate code: The stories lived and the stories told of men behind bars, Pauline Matthey

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Video game cultivation: Sowing the seeds of consumer behavior, Jonathan K. Mattson

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Coordination And Symbolic Convergence At The Candles Holocaust Museum And Education Center, Jessica McDonald

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Soldier's home, Andrew O. McLaughlin

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Organizational identity as a promotional tool: The case of the Panther Paw, Samantha L. Neal

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Strategic Communication Campaign To Build Effective Relationships, Lauren Kluge Padillo

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Corporate Social Responsibility And Team Identification In Professional Sports, Lisa Schleef

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Pygmalion Music Festival as alternative media?: A critical analysis of the intersection of independence and corporatization, Patrick R. Singer

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Dynamic crisis modifiers: BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Catherine G. Bocke

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Hegemonic Peter?: A critical analysis of hegemonic masculinity in Family guy, Justin Danowski

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A plaguing militainment: Ideology, metaphor, and interpellation in THQ's "Homefront", Brendan G.A. Hughes

Spaces of marginalization [equal] margins of resistance : Congolese women's testimonies facilitate rhetorical agency, Saunnie E. Knotts

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Spaces of marginalization [equal] margins of resistance: Congolese women's testimonies facilitate rhetorical agency, Saunnie Elizabeth Knotts

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International image repair: Integrating culture into image repair discourse, Nicole Mangiaracina

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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The graying of Facebook: Emerging adults and their parents as Facebook friends (FBF), Jodi M. Jackson

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Constitutive walls: The U.S.-Mexico border fence and constructing identity, Mary Katherine Klipp

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Romantic conflict: A problematic integration, Alyssa Obradovich

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Halfway around the world in 33 days: The creation of short videos, Tasha Brown

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Harnessing the power of social media: Understanding the use of social media for crisis communication, Amanda Fountain

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Hidden in plain sight: An examination of entertainment-education, Kendra M. McClure

Ready, set, GROW! Planting the seeds for a targeted networking approach for rural businesses in Clark County, Illinois, Nora L. Swalls

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Ready, set, grow!: Planting the seeds for a targeted networking approach for rural businesses in Clark County, Illinois, Nora L. Swalls

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Keeping myself morally straight: A rhetorical critique of the Boy Scouts of America, Zachary Matthew Thuring

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Bridging the digital divide: Framing whiteness, Martha L. Wilkinson

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Taking out the trash: Critiquing the equipment for living of white trash films, Tasha Rose Dunn

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You've come a long way, baby?: A feminist rhetorical analysis of More magazine, Therese Supple Kincade

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"Remodeling" the Hadwiger Communication Laboratory: The lab manager manual and lab assistant training program, Ramey Strong

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Silencing and assaulting the feminine: An analysis of institutions that perpetuate a rape-supportive culture, Melissa Territo

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Collectively we unite on Facebook: A case study of Egypt's collective action on Facebook toward social change, Basma Botros

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Stepping outside the sacred circle: Narratives of violence and disempowerment of the contemporary Indian woman, Koeli M. Goel

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The making of a middlerace: The social politics surrounding Black-White interracial marriages and Black White biracial identity, Yoftahe K. Manna

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Discussing The Argumentativeness Scale, Jacob A. Sweet

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Communication and authenticity: Transformations of the self in the digital age, John Dowd

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Coming out in the workplace: Stigma and boundary management for homosexual men, Eric A. Evans

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Fathers' and young sons' everyday talk: A conversation analytic study of topic initiation and development, Stacia Jayne Ozier

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Cinematic scripture: The structure and usage of The lord of the rings as equipment for living, Brent Yergensen

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Chinese and English discourse in business communication: A case study of a U.S. executive of a multinational corporation in China, Jinghui Liu

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Searching for what was lost: An autoethnography on disclosure, identity, and social construction from a rape victim and survivor's perspective, Sarah R. Moll

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Teens Talk with Parents about Sex, Alcohol, Drugs, and Suicide... Or Do They? Vol. 1, Vanessa Sneed

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Teens Talk with Parents about Sex, Alcohol, Drugs, and Suicide... Or Do They? Vol. 2, Vanessa Sneed

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Teens Talk with Parents about Sex, Alcohol, Drugs, and Suicide... Or Do They? Vol. 3, Vanessa Sneed

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Subsemy: Using Subversion to Create Multiple Meanings in Rhetorical Texts, Kane Madison Click

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Sibling Interaction: Sisters' Use of Advice Episodes in the Construction of Relational Identities, Melissa R. Gornick

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The Changing Identity of Feminism in the Third Wave: A Critical Analysis, Jillian Marie Klean