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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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

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A Qualitative Study of Why Women Join Panhellenic Organizations, Alex T. Martens

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Examining Diversity in the Monarch Award, Michele McDaniel

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Growth Convergence Across Countries and Regions in the Long Run: An Empirical Study Using Panel Analysis (1980-2018), Portia Mensah

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Female Student Veteran's Transition to College, Doug Michaels

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How Leaders in Greek Life View Alcohol, Blake Miller

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Identification and Analysis of Genes with Differential and Tissue-Specific Expression in Poplars, Bailey Mitchell

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Assessment of the Immune Response to Posthodiplostomum minimum Infection in Bluegills, Olamide S. Olayinka

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Creative Thesis Project: Handbook for Developing Trust with Gender and Sexual Minority Students in a Campus Health Care Clinic, Anne E. Pettit

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Aging Techniques & Population Dynamics of Blue Suckers (Cycleptus elongatus) in the Lower Wabash River, Dakota S. Radford

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Growth Mindset: A Key to Motivating Students in Reading, Jenny M. Reid

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The Impact of Testing on Students, Teachers, and Families, Ashley Retz

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Self-Construal as a Moderator in the Relationship between Self-Enhancement/Protection and Psychological Well-Being, Asmita Saha

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Parents’ Perceived Financial Behaviors Impact on College Students’ Financial Behaviors, Naomi Saxon

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A Pilot Study on the Effects of Comparative Feedback and Performance on Students’ Self-Efficacy and Self-Esteem, Claire Schneider

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Field Composition and Home Field Advantage in NCAA Division 1 Men’s Soccer, Carlos Sendin Castelao

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Shaking the Ceiling: First Leadership Role Attainment for Collegiate Women, Elizabeth J. Siecinski

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First-Generation Black Males’ Challenges in Attending a PWI: Understanding What Makes Them Persist, Shakeitra Simmons

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An Investigation of Parental Involvement and Student Academic Achievement in Middle School, Laura Smokoska

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How Thick is the Stained-Glass Ceiling?: An Exploration of Heteronormativity in Religious Circles, Hannah Rae Smothers

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Social Media's Impact on College Student Activism: Senior Student Affairs Professional's Perspectives, Louis Soltysiak

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Seasonal Temperature Changes in Three Midwestern Wastewater Streams and the Effects on Fish Assemblages and Physiology, Ryan William Sparks

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The Cast of a Giant's Shadow, Angela Kay Steineman

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How All In Are We Really?: An Examination of Eastern Illinois University’s “All In” Branding Campaign’s Impact on Tenured Faculty Members’ Organizational Identification and Commitment, Melissa A. Stone

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The Path to Persistence: How Highly-At-Risk Students Persevere to Graduation Day, Alexis Kaine Straub

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Values-Based Recruitment: Recruitment Strategy Effectiveness on Gaining Generation Z Matriculation, Alexandra Thompson

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Persistence of African American Students at Predominately White Institutions, Candace Thompson

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Design, Synthesis, and Characterization of Chemical Tools to Study Peroxisomal Import, Jhalak N. Timilsena

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Teachers’ Use of Diverse Praise: A Middle and High School Sample, Aubrey Toosley

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Reinstated Students: The Experiences and Perceptions of Academic Dismissal and Reinstatement, Kiona Webber

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Terministic Screening and Conspiracy Theory in Political Communication: A Critical Analysis of Trump’s Rhetorical Ties to FAIR and Alex Jones Through “Invasion” Immigration Discourse, Emily A. Wiedeman

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Social Studies Instruction and Integration, Morgan Wood

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Middle School and High School Educators’ Knowledge and Acceptability of Praise, Zachary Yehling

Theses from 2019

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The Effects of Parenting Style and Feeding Style on Child Weight Status: A Systematic Review, Rahaf A. Alahmadi

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Medicinal Properties of the Araliaceae, with Emphasis on Chemicals Affecting Nerve Cells, Rana Alharbi

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The Impact of School Nutrition Education and Physical Education Programs on Weight Status of Obese Children Aged 5-12 Years, Lamia Alotaibi

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The Transcriptional Response of Phanerochaete Chrysosporium and Trametes Versicolor to Growth on Stems of Helianthus Argophyllus (Silverleaf Sunflower), Nadh Hamoud Alsubaie

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Perception of the Residence Hall Conduct Process at a Small Private Institution, Brigette Anokwa

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Solvation Properites of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Using Chirped-Pulse Fourier-Transform Microwave Spectra of Carbon Dioxide / 1, 1-Difluoroethene (DFE) Mixtures, Tulana Ariyaratne Subasinghe Arachchige

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The Influences of Social Media: Depression, Anxiety, and Self-Concept, Emily Baker

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Synthesis Toward a Molecular Container Based on P-Tert-Butylcalix[4]Arene with Gate Features, Balasooriya Appuhamilage Dinesh Madushan Balasooriya

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Middle School and High School Teachers' Actual and Perceived Use of Praise and Reprimand, Melissa Beaudoin

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Export Performance of Landlocked Countries: with Special Reference to Developing Economies, Kaushal Bhattarai

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A Pipeline for Exogenous Gene Expression and Biomass Analysis in Plants, Bijay Bisunke

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Cavalier Reading: Examining the Problematic Nature of Signifiers, Monique Nichelle Branscumb

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Xylan Metabolism by Caulobacter crescentus, Viet Bui

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Construct Validity of the Teate Depression Inventory (TDI) with a Middle Eastern/Arab American Sample, Dalia Bunni

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Juxtaposing Primary- and Intermediate-Elementary Trade Books’ Historical Representation of Amelia Earhart, Rachael A. Burkhardt

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Identifying Priority Conservation Areas and Strategies for Myotis sodalis (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) via Habitat and Connectivity Modeling, Ashleigh B. Cable

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Teachers' Perception of Mental Health in the School System, Nicholas Caldwell

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Students Reception of Ethnic Diversity Topics from White and Non-White Faculty, Cobi Christiansen

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Exploring High School Students' Attitudes Towards Reading, Heather G. Crivilare

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ELA and ESL Educators’ Lived Experiences in Urban, Middle Level, Mainstream Classrooms, Georgia Danos

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Haplotype Diversity and Population Genetic Structure of Antistrophus Gall Wasps Associated with Two Silphium Species and Implication for Host Mediated Speciation, Jiaxin Deng

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Effective Partnerships Between Campus Police and Student Affairs, Michael DiPalma

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Role of Emotion Regulation in the Relationship Between Fears of Evaluation and Social Anxiety, Jaismeen Dua

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The Development and Implications of Social Studies and History Curricula in Ghana, Razak Kwame Dwomoh

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Pokemon GO and Mental Health, Nathaniel Ed

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College Students Experiences Participating in International Alternative Break Trips, Dayton L. Ehrlich

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Middle School Mathematics Teachers' Perceptions of Opportunities and Challenges, Shelby Eversole

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Government Expenditure and Unemployment: Empirical Investigation of Sub-Saharan African (SSA) Countries, Grace Ayiwah Fosu

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Functional Characterization of Glutamate Carboxypeptidase II in Caenorhabditis elegans, Hashni Epa Vidana Gamage

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Baby Fat -- A Legacy, Brandi M. Gard