Honors Research is a hallmark of an IWU liberal arts education. Eligible students are invited to embark upon a year-long research or creative arts project with a faculty mentor and a committee of faculty from within and outside of their major department.

Any entry that does not have a pdf attached has been withheld from the repository at the author’s request. Bona fide researchers may be consult these works by visiting the University Archives in Tate Archives & Special Collections; contact archives@iwu.edu or visit Tate Archives and Special Collections for details.

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Submissions from 2016

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The Local American Voter: Mayoral Election Turnout in Midsized American Cities, Austin Aldag

Dog Self-Control: The Extent and Limitations, Stephanie M. AuBuchon

Elucidating a Mechanism of Growth Cessation in Heterocysts of Anabaena sp. PC7120, Blake Beehler

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National Identity, Historical Narratives, and the Fate of Poland in World War II, Ziven K. Chinburg

Anatomical effects of exercise following ischemic insult in young and aged c57BL/6 mice, Mark Curtis

Emotional and Social Responses to Stargazing: What Does It Mean To Lose the Dark?, Analeigh Dao

The Cloud Neighborhood, Kristina Dehlin

Multidecomposition and multipacking of complete graph into graph pair of order 6, Yizhe Gao

It Takes a [Latina] Candidate: Discovering the Motivations That Lead Latina Elected Officials to Run for Office, Melissa Guzmán

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Actores transnacionales: un estudio en cinema internacional, Lydia Hartlaub

Decomposition of complete directed graphs into directed graph pairs of order 3 and 4, Jacob Henry

Differences in Spatial Cognition in Captive Tigers and Bears, Jessica Kraut

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Income Mobility Through Education in the United States, Maxwell Leonard

Pimping Caterpillars: Select Constructed and Conscious Performances of Black Masculinity from the 'Minstrel' to the 'Real Negus', Anastasia Lowenthal

Effects of Exercise and Good Limb Training on Functional Outcome Following Stroke in C57BL/7 Mice, Amanda Macuiba

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The Effect of China's One-Child Policy on Male and Female Immigrant Earnings: Does it Pay to be an Only Child?, Stephanie McAtee

Neural and Behavioral Effects of Social Exclusion on Self-Regulatory Control, Anna C. Moczynski

Stress & Well-being: The Role of Relationship Quality with Adult Children, Niccole A. Nelson

One-to-One Computers in the Classroom: One Size Fits All?, Anna Oliveri

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Second-Generation Immigrants: The Effect of Parental Nativity Status on Earnings, Karen Silverman

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An Economic Study of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Tyler Stacey

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Neural and Behavioral Effects of Social Exclusion on Self-Regulation, Natalie R. Weimer

Oscillating Chemical Reactions, Ruomeng Zhang

Submissions from 2015

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Anxiety Sensitivity, Stress, and Problematic Drinking Behaviors Among College Students, Kathryn V. Bulandr

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Conflicting Perspectives: Chivalry in Twelfth-Century Historiography, Stephanie L. Carlson

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Between History and Fiction: Visualizing Contemporary Polish Cultural Identity, Dominique Castle

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"Unos seres nacen para vivir": un análisis psicosocial de Nada, Nathan Douglas

"O! My Son": Musical Interpretations of a Father's Grief in the Age of Jacobean Rhetoric (Honors), Hannah Eby

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Do Dogs Experience Cognitive Dissonance?, Ethan Fischer

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Domestic Dogs ' (Canis lupus familiaris) Evaluation of Moral and Immoral Actors, Katherine E. Ford

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Movement I. "lo" from Four Moons for Brass Quartet, Gregory V. Goeden

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Examining Whether Body Image Dissatisfaction is a Predictor of Risky Sexual Behavior, Nikki M. Greenhill

The Impact of Dexamethasone on Behavioral Development in Larval Zebrafish (Danio rerio), Casie L. Henrikson

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Unleashing Music's Hidden Blueprint: An Analysis of Mathematical Symmetries Used in Music (Honors), Natalie Hoijer

The Effects of Good Limb Training on the Corpus Callosum in C57BL/6 Mice, Ryan Holden

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Economic Analysis of the Labor Market Experience of African Immigrants in the U.S., Ene Ikpebe

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Explaining Legislative Productivity: Evaluating the Effects of Polarization and Divided Government In a Cross-Sectional Study of State Legislatures, Mike Kistner

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Illinois (Honors), Luke J. McLoughlin

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Pushing the Limit: An Analysis of the Women of the Severan Dynasty, Colleen Melone

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Your Story Matters: Theatre for Community in Practice with the Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal, Sarah Menke

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Defying the United States: General Douglas MacArthur, Luke G. Mueller

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Construction of Spline Type Orthogonal Scaling Functions and Wavelets, Tung Nguyen

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Intra-regional Currency Linkages and the Evolution of Exchange Rate Regime of the ASEAN Region, Tung Nguyen

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A Computational Study of Icart's Function, Thomas Simmons

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Synthesis and Screen of a Proline-Rich Combinatorial Library Towards the Identification of Sickle Cell Hemoglobin Polymerization Inhibitors, Laura Steenberge

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Levels of Empathy in Undergraduate Healthcare Professions Students, Ashley M. Tegge

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Compensated Cadaver Organ Donation: Will a small fee waiver work?, Daniel Truesdale

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Two Rosa-type Labelings of Uniform k-distant Trees and a New Class of Trees, Kimberly Wenger Diller

Landfall, Michael Wettengel

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Neural Effects of Varying Levels of Social Re-Inclusion After Varying Periods of Social Exclusion, Jessica M. White

Submissions from 2014

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The Sustained Impact of an Engaging Diversity Program on College Seniors’ Color-Blind Racial Attitudes, Josefina Banales

Comparative Perspective of Regional Level Bank Profitability, Alexandra Bechtel

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Development of a Measure of Nurse Vigilance from the Patient ' s Perspective: A Content Validity Study, Jennifer Boll

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Los sistemas de sa Iud: Una comparacion entre Illinois, EE.UU. y Cataluna, Espana (A Comparison of Healthcare Systems in Illinois, USA and Catalonia, Spain), Jennifer Boll

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Carving the Perfect Citizen: The Adventures of Italian Pinocchio in the Soviet Union and the United States, Rachel Branson

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Flow, Tommy Bravos

Peace With No Thing, Patrick Cavanaugh

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Neural and Behavioral Effects of Being Excluded by the Targets of a Witnessed Social Exclusion, Kaitlin R. Dunn

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Bruce Prince-Joseph: Toccata Giovane (Honors), Lucas W. Fletcher

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Come On Down: Investigating an Informational Strategy to Debias the Anchoring Heuristic, Melissa A. Fuesting and Ellen Furlong

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The Effect of Relative Wage on Hours Worked, Mark Giannis

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School Nurse Job Satisfaction, Provision of Health Education, and Student Attendence, Molly G. Guenette

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Normative Beliefs as a Mediator between Body Dissatisfaction and Disordered Eating, Antonia Jurkovic

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The Effects of Background Factors on AFQT Score, Jaret Kanarek

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Self-Reported Experiences of Dating Abuses among College Students in Romantic Relationships, Melissa A. Kinsella

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Estimating the Effect of Home Court Advantage on Wins in the NBA, Jason Kotecki

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How do bond specific, firm specific and macroeconomic factors influence corporate credit spreads?, Michael Mayberger

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Evidence-Based Practice in Action: Ensuring Quality of Pediatric Assessment Frequency, Katelyn McDonald

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Dolce stil novo, Timothy W. McDunn

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The Two Gentleman of Design: Josef Hoffmann, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and their Contribution to the Decorative Arts in Fin-de-Siecle Glasgow and Vienna, Elizabeth Muir

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Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) for Adopted Children Receiving Therapy in an Outpatient Setting, Lauren E. Nielsen

There --> Here, Joe O'Brien

Thank You for Calling, Colleen O'Connor

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Does Educational Inequality Explain Income Inequality Across Countries?, Claudia Petcu

Preyer, Mack Rivkin

Ostracism: How Witnessing the Perpetrators Influences Subsequent Experiences of the Target, Robert J. Romay

Effect of Three Informational Strategies on Coworker Attitudes towards Hiring People with Autism, Kathryn Thomas

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Oasis Dreams, Clarisse Tobia and David Vayo, Faculty Advisor

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Open Trade Policies: Filthy Fog of the Future?, Erin Wachtel

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Frontal Lobe Theta Activity in Socially Ostracized Individuals: Understanding Social Ostracism through EEG, Victoria Whitaker

Submissions from 2013

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20th Century Trends in the Rhythmic Interpretation of the Cantigas de Santa Maria (Honors), Chelsey Belt

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From the Philippines to The Field Museum: A Study of Ilongot (Bugkalot) Personal Adornment, Sarah E. Carlson

Effects of Good Limb Training on Motor Recovery Following Stroke in C57BL/6 Mice, Kimberly A. Cheffer

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The effect of community participation on subjective well-being in community dwelling elders, Elise English

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The Problematic Search for an Emerging American Identity before the Revolution: An Analysis of Colonial Newspapers and Secondary Literature, Emma Florio

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Singing to the Spirits: Cultural and Spiritual Traditions Embodied in the Native American Gourd Dance, Alicia M. Gummess

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Assessing Happiness: How Economic Factors Measure Up, Elizabeth K. Hancock

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Filling a House with Meaning: The Construction of a Chicago Housing Cooperative, Laura Hones

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Transforming the Farm Bill: The Local Food Movement and Political Change, Danny C. Kenny

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Voice and Resistance in Maryse Condé's Le Cœur à rire et à pleurer: Dynamics of Race, Gender, and Écriture Féminine, Maria M. Klingele

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Why They Rise Up, or Not: A Study of Linguistic Minorities and Ethnic-National Mobilization, Yelei Kong

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Potential Factors Influencing Leniency toward Veterans who Commit Crimes, Amanda Larsen

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Displacement in D.C.: A Case Study of Gentrification and Granger-Causality in Our Nation's Capitol, Will Lawrence

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What Causes Bank Failures During the Recent Economic Recession?, Qingyu Li

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Perceptions of the Underrepresentation of Women in Agriculture and Motives for Movement into the Industry, Jennifer Long

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Analyzing and Extending an Infeasibility Analysis Algorithm, Ammar Malik

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The Bone of Contention: Mule Bone and the Friendship of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston during the Harlem Renaissance, Julie A. Mangoff

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Examining Disparities in Care in an Uninsured, Diabetic Population, Emily R. Manninen

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Challenges in Migration Policy in Post-Soviet Russia, Lina Meilus

Forced Migration and Accumulation by Dispossesion: A Suggested Model for Understanding Mexican Immigration, Alejandro Monzón