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Theses from 2021

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Genome-Wide Characterization of Lateral Organ Boundaries Domain Genes in Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.), Saleh M. Aljurbua

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“Yes, My Career Would End”: How the Existence of Illicit Digital Media May Inhibit Women from Participating in Politics, Esther Afrakoma Appiah Dwaah

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Trade Integration and Economic Growth in Africa: Lessons from SADC and ECOWAS Regional Trading Blocs, Kofi Ampoma Asuako

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An Examination of the Integration of Augmented Reality in Science Curriculum, Cathleen A. Bierman

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Effects of Wastewater Effluent on Fish Fin Morphology of Larval Fathead Minnows (Pimephales promelas) and Swimming Performance of Smallmouth Buffalo (Ictiobus bubalus), Seth Michael Bogue

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Mindfulness Increases Help-Seeking by Buffering Against Self-Stigma, Sami Boomgarden

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Listening to Their Voices: A Narrative on Campus Climate for Trans* Students, Cloe Bourdages

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Student Athletes’ Perception of Hazing, Faith Bradbury

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The Impact of the Therapeutic Relationship on Transgender Clients’ Perceptions of Their Therapist, Aaron Brockie

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Convergent and Discriminant Validity of the Conners 3 Teacher Rating Scale: Comparisons with the Adjustment Scales for Children and Adolescents, Stephanie G. Buhrow

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Five in 20: An Exploratory Study to Develop and Pilot an Observation Tool used to Assess the Five Features Critical to Effective Classroom Management, Alexandria Cardot

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The Effects of IMF's Lending and Conditionalities on Economic Growth: Case of SADC Countries, Lutete Celina Carlos

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Female Student Service Member’s Experiences with Higher Education and Military Transitions, Sophie Cieslicki

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Genetic Relatedness Can Alter the Strength of Plant-Soil Feedbacks, Kelly M. Clark

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Preparing for Life After College: The Career Skills Learned by Resident Assistant Alumni, Kala Cousineau

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Flexibility: The Forgotten Component of Fitness: Eccentric Exercise vs. Static Stretching to Improve Flexibility, Zach Cox

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The Cultural Heritage and Potential for Sustainable Site Development of Greater Jezreel, Morgan Davidson

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Debt, Death, and Deregulation: Neoliberalism, Human Rights, and American-Argentine Relations, 1976-1983, Billy Davis

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Relationships between Parent-Child Interactions and Sexual Attitudes, Behaviors and Online Activity in Young Adulthood, Emily Donar

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The Efficacy of Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS) with Hispanic English Language Learners in the 2nd Grade, Sonia Duran

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A Preliminary Investigation of the Revised PKATE: An Elementary Sample, Madison Fisher

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Chreia and Lives of Saints: A Study of Hagiography as an Evolved Rhetorical Genre in Late Antiquity, Seth Fisher

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Is the Customer Always Right? An Exploration into the Expectations of Student Affairs Professionals, Brittany Floyd

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Immediate Response of Black Basses to Dam Removal Is Determined by Habitat Preference, Reuben Frey

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Imaginary Things, Heather Gardewine

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Adapting to Change: Transitional Experiences of Vertical Transfer Students, Anna K. Goldberg

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The Digital Generation: Exploring the Effects and Creation of Collegiate E-sports Programs, Joshua Gostlin

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The Acute Impact of Stair Climbing on Vertical Jump Height, Matthew Grossman

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Exploring Actual Social Support Using the Social Convoy Model to Assess the Impact on Depression in Adolescents, Chris Hansen

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Metal Complexes of Bis(pyrazolyl)methane-Based Ditopic Ligands, Pubudu Nuwan Perera Hapuarachchige

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Cheeger Constants of Two Related Hyperbolic Riemann Surfaces, Ronald E. Hoagland

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Xylan-Derived Carbon Nutrient Acquisition by Caulobacter crescentus, Rhoda Ekuama Inkoom

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Branding Small Businesses in Small Communities, Lacey Jenkins

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Identifying Scotomata in Hazard Identification Caused By Ignorance and Overconfidence, Allen Johanson

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Feels Like Home: On Campus Housing and Its Effect on Sense of Belonging, Makenzie Joseph

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Synthesis and Characterization of a Two Station Starburst Pseudorotaxane, Janaka Prasad Kaviraj Kavikarage

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Self-Reported Multicultural Teaching Knowledge and Skills of School Professionals, Julia Kedzior

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Examining the Relationship Between Social Anxiety and Social Media Engagement, Emilee A. Kruchten

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Student-Centered Learning Spaces During a Pandemic, Rebeccah J. Maley

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The Impact of Mentoring African Americans Males during Their Undergraduate Experience at Predominantly White Institutions, Michael D. Miller

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A Novel Palladium BODIPY Photocatalyst for Sonogashira Carbon-Carbon Cross-Coupling, Prahadeesh Nagaretnam

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Effects of Emerging Contaminants on Centrarchidae and Catostomidae in Midwestern Rivers: A Multiple Biomarker Approach, Camden Garret Nix

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Korean War Coverage in High School History Textbooks, Zarek Nolen

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The Relationship Between Relative Muscular Strength and Joint Mobility in Firefighters, Samuel C. Nozicka

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Day Trips, Life in Camp, and Dogs: An Alaskan Memoir, Karen Reed

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Teacher Perceptions and Use of Evidence-based Discipline Practices, Taylor Robinson

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The Effect of Mortality Salience on Compromising Mate Selection Standards in Homosexual and Heterosexual Individuals, Sydney Rohmann

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An Exploration of the Perception of Faith Development at a Midwestern Public Institution, Zachary Sandoval

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Teacher Perceptions of Co-Teaching Effectiveness in Inclusive Elementary Classrooms, Ann Sims

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Development of Fluorescence Microscopy Approaches to Study Subcellular Protein Transport and Enzymatic Activity, Anchal Singh

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Unchallenged and Obedient: Status of Nigerian Junior Secondary School Social Studies Curriculum, Toluwalase Solomon

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An Empirical Analysis of Poverty and Income Inequality in U.S. Southeastern States, Maria del Carmen Tellez

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Examining the Relationship Between Acculturative Stress and Religion/Spirituality Among International Students, Ly'Jerrick Ward

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Speaking to Power: An Exploration of College Students’ Experiences with Student Lobbying, Catie Witt

Theses from 2020

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Representations of Africa in US Media: A Semiotic Analysis of Ebola: The Doctor’s Story and Body Team 12, Olubusola Akinpelu

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Effect of Religious Support and Perception of Available Social Support on Seeking Formal Psychotherapy, Adaeze W. Akubueze

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Reprograming Neuronal Cells by Overexpression of Fibroblast-Specific Transcription Factors, Abdulmohsen Alanazi

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Do Shifts in Labor Shares in Productivity Growth Affect Poverty and Inequality? A Comparative Study of Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, Precious W. Allor

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Transcriptome Analysis of Neuro-2a Cells Treated with Asiatic and Madecassic Acid, Fatimah M. Alqam

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A Cloning Strategy for Expression of Fungal Hemicellulases in Plant Systems, Amer Alrudayan

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The Transcriptome Response of the White-Rot Fungus Trametes versicolor to Wild-Type and Lignin-Modified Hybrid Poplar, Anbarah Alzabaidi

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Investigating the Economic Impacts of Globalization on Employment Generation in Africa: Case Study of the ECOWAS, William Dickson Amenyo

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How Christian College Student Leaders Discover Purpose, Emmanuel Ayiku

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Using Sport Identification & Rhetorical Strategy: Evaluating an NCAA D1 Collegiate Football Team’s Social Media Presence, Maria Baldwin

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The Determinants of Sectoral Employment in Nepal, Thaman P. Bastola

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Boutique Branding: Televisually Signifying the Feminine Business-Owner, Payton Blakney

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Single Sport Specialization: NCAA DI Collegiate Student Athlete Perceptions, Jordyn Blood

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Comparison of the Effects of Growing-Season Burns and Dormant-Season Burns on Vegetation Structure and Grassland Bird Diversity in East-Central Illinois Prairies, Joseph Lee Boise

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The Impact of Shared Reading on 1st Graders’ Writing Using Author’s Craft, Kelsey Bolin

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Construct Validity of the Behavior Assessment System for Children-Third Edition Teacher Rating Scales (BASC-3 TRS): Comparisons with the Adjustment Scales for Children and Adolescents (ASCA), Shannon Burback

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A Combined Language: The Application of Poly-stylistic Techniques to Concerto Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano, James Calderon

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Analyzing Students' Historical Thinking Skills at Different Grade Levels, Aaron Callaway

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Developing Text-Based Writing and Working Through the Revision Process, Valerie Clark

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Construct Validity of the Teate Depression Inventory: Convergent and Discriminant Validity and Equivalence for Black/African American and White/Caucasian Samples, Dylin Coons

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"There is Nothing Else Like It": The Innovative Personality of Lowney Turner Handy, Nathan Crews

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Exploring Secondary Students’ Abilities in Judging the Credibility of Digital Content on the Internet, Katie Dailey

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Adjustment to Life in America: Black African Graduate Level Students, Denver Daniels

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Stability of the Learning Behaviors Scale, Nikki Davidson

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Investigation of Glutamate Carboxypeptidase II Roles in the Folate Cycle Dependent Reproduction and Development of Caenorhabditis elegans, Jessica M. Derham

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A Study on Real-Time Database Technology and Its Applications, Geethmi Nimantha Dissanayake

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Effects of Exposure to World Folk Music on Preference for Unfamiliar Music in Elementary General Music, Jessica Doty

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Important Factors Influencing Attendance at Northwoods League Games, Ryan Eiche

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Financial Development in Developing Countries, Obinna Franklin Ezeibekwe

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Dam Effects on Freshwater Mussel Growth and Recruitment in a Midwestern Stream, Taylor Lyndon Fagin

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The Transitional Experiences of International Students Studying in the United States, Philip Fennell

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Effects of Chemical Variation on Competition and Insect Communities Across Solidago altissima Genotypes, Bryan Scott Foster II

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Making the Dream Become a Reality: How Student Affairs Professionals Support Undocumented Students, Jacqueline R. Garcia

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Panhellenic Women's Leadership Development and Self-Efficacy, Caitlyn Gastfield

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“That New Africa Is Ready to Fight Its Own Battles": Kwame Nkrumah, the United States, and the Quest for a Modern Ghana, 1957-1966, Godwin Gyimah

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Is Context Dependency Imperative to Understanding the Impacts of Invasive Plants?, Brendan B. Haile

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Monitoring Temporal Trends in Catostomidae Larvae in Large Sized River Tributaries, Kellie Nicole Hanser

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Music Identity and Listening Preferences of Students in High School Performing Ensembles, Caitlin Harris

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Transitional Experiences of Post-Secondary Students with Non-Disclosed Disabilities, Sierra E. Headrick

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Narrativizing the Holidays: Event Branding through Commodity Narrative Campaigns, Peighton Hinote

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The Living Mission: Mission Statements Evidenced in the Student Experience, Darek D. Hollis

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Translingualism: Breaking the Language Policies and Politics in Composition Pedagogy and Protecting Cultural Identities of International Students, Md Fahad Hossain

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Synthesis and Characterization of Starburst Pseudorotaxanes and Their Metallic Derivatives, Shalini D. Kadinappulige

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Growing Pains: Self-Efficacy Development in Resident Assistants, Zachary King

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Nest Success in a Grassland Bird Community: Microsite Selection & a Case for Nest Height Manipulation, Matt Kneitel

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Seasonal Variation in Mitochondrial Bioenergetics of the Bluegill Sunfish, Lepomis macrochirus, from a Shallow Midwest River, Derick Isaac Lamptey