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 2004

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Detecting Suicide Risk in Adolescents and Adults in an Emergency Department: a Pilot Study, Katie N. Davis

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Magic, Mysticism, and Modern Medicine: The Influence of Alchemy on Seventeenth-Century England, Lindsay Fitzharris '04

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To Cover Ancient Prejudice with the Palladium of Scientific Argument: Women, Reproduction, Pseudo-Science, and the Alarm of Race Suicide, 1870-1915, Sarah Hamilton '04

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Is There Assessor Bias in the Real Estate Market?, Conor Howard '04

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Racial Discrimination in Major League Baseball: Can it Exist When Productivity is Crystal Clear?, Will Irwin '04

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Sexual Abstinence among Female Undergraduate Students, Emilie R. Klusmeyer '04

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Baseball and Its Anti-Trust Exemption, Jason Korczak '04

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Our Dream and our Nightmare: Anomie and Violence in Historical Periods, Jennifer M. Loff '04

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Effect of Foreign Aid on Development: Does More Money Bring More Development?, Satish Lohani '04

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The Resource Curse Revisited, Alexis Manning '04

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Chicago's Other Magnificent Mile: Howard Street's Growth and its Effect upon the Rogers Park Neighborhood, Ryan McGuinness '04

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Protection from the Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation by the Encapsulating Structures of Embryos of Physa, a Freshwater Pulmonate Snail, Stacy Nielsen '04

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Behavioral Theory of Timing Applied to a DRL-Limited Hold Procedure, Jill Skarvan '04

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The Translation of Radical Ideas into Radical Action: The American Revolution and Revolutionary Philadelphia, Angela Skeggs '04

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Environment Friendly Organic Synthesis, Russell C. Smith '04

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"Everybody Drinks Water": Mark Twain's Critique of Social Darwinism, Sarah Vales '04

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Antihero, Daniel Vendt

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Concerto For Violin-- For Mark Portolese, Daniel Vendt

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Dance-- For Chris Davis, Daniel Vendt

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Music for Clip #3, Daniel Vendt

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Paper Due Today: Score for the Original Film, Daniel Vendt

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Towards a Complex, Active, Human-Centered Subject Grounded in the Sociopolitical: A Symbiosis of Edmund Husserl and Michael Foucalt, Kathryn E. Wehr '04

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Father versus Stranger Face Discrimination by the Human Infant: A Case Study, Erin L. White '04

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Protecting Women from Domestic Violence: A Comparative Perspective, Mollie Whitehead '04

Submissions from 2003

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The Labor Market of Nurses: A Cobweb Model, Nimish J. Adhia '03

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Differences in Friendship Qualities of Korean and American College Students, Yun-sun Alexis Bae '03

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Development of a Simple Method to Detect and Quantify Benzoylecgonine, a Cocaine Metabolite, in Urine, Kylee E. Billings '03

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The Effects of CEO Compensation Structure on Reported Earnings and Shareholder Wealth, Kory J. Blumer '03

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The Effect of Extracurricular Activities on School Dropout, Jilann M. Bush '03

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Benjamin Franklin's Female and Male Pseudonyms: Sex, Gender, Culture, and Name Suppression from Boston to Philadelphia and Beyond, Jared C. Calaway '03

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The Virtual Beta: An Interactive Fish Using Java Script and CSS, Lauren B. Carroll '03

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The Effect of Supply and Demand Factors on the Affordability of Rental Housing, Jamie L. Davenport '03

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There's No Business Like Show Business: The Business of Theatre, Danielle M. Drogos '03

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Wage Differentials for Immigrant Women in the U.S., Mahi Garg '04

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The Truth About Income Inequality, Juliana Giraldo '03

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Soft Money and the Electoral Success of Women Candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, Cameo M. Kaisler '03

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Two Facets of Competitiveness and Their Influence on Psychological Adjustment, Elaine Kayhan '03

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'Make Yourself for a Person', Anzia Yezierska's Alternative Americanization, Amy M. Kiel '03

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Regulating Babylon: Religion and Rebellion in Pre-Revolutionary North Carolina, Sarah E. King '03

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Phase Transitions Occurring in Models of Neighborhood Racial Segregation, Alexander J. Laurie '03

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Masculinity and Homophobia: Does Masculine Threat Increase Homophobic Behavior?, Julie M. Longo '03

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Insight into Illinois Wesleyan University Study Abroad, Christopher B. Lyons '03

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The Importance of Mass Culture for Democratization, James D. Melton '03

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Automated Annotation of Heegaard Diagrams, Dmitry Mogilevsky '03

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Contentious Policies: The Experiment with Affirmative Action in Undergraduate Admissions to Public Universities, Elizabeth R. Notz '03

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The Effects of a Parent-Child Communication Intervention on the Worries of Siblings of Children with Autism, Erin L. O'Neill '03

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The Photochemistry of Nitrous Acid in an Aqueous Matrix, Jay S. Ratliff '03

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Confederation at the Tip of a Sword: How the Threat of American Aggression Created the Dominion of Canada, Katrina L. Roloff '03

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Narrative Understanding and Theory of Mind in Preschoolers, Arpita A. Shah '03

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Threatening Masculinity and Its Effects on Antigay Attitudes and Behaviors, Frances C. Shen '03

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The Role of Prefrontal Theta Reset in Learning and Memory, Stephen W. Smith '03

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On vs. Off: Coronary Bypass Surgery from a Patient's Perspective, Ann Steele

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P-FASTUS: Information Extraction System Implemented in a Constraint Programming Language -SICStus Prolog, Rajen Subba '03

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To Ourselves and Others: Toward a Human Ethics of Relation, Zachariah B. Summers '03

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Beneath the Red Curtain: Intentions and Motivations Behind an Authoritarian Regime's Move Toward Democracy, Andrew G. Sur '03

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Two Settings: for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, Daniel Vendt

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Enduring Deep Sorrow: Depression Among Religious College Women, Kara E. Wolff '03

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The Development of a Measure of Men's Objectification of Women, Liza Zolot '03

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Characterizing Conformational Changes Along the Dimerization Helix of the Global Regulator, FNR, Using Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Melanie Zupancic '03

Submissions from 2002

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See Jill Paint: An Experiment in Queer Film, Sarah M. Aubry '02

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Gender Differences in Depression In HIV-Infected Patients, Sarah L. Beyers '02

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The Meld: The Marriage of Art and Technology, The Ames Library, Colin A.D. Borck

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Dedication for String Quartet, Dennis Breier

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My Little Force Explodes: A Re-creation of the Assembly of Emily Dickinson's Fasicicle 18, Katie Brokaw '02

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Examining the Cognitive and Physiological Processes Underlying Traumatic Disclosure, Anna Carlson '02

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Masculine Threat and Anti-Gay Attitude, Chad Corbley '02

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Multicultural Education in Head Start Classrooms, Cynthia Czerwin '02

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The Effects of Family, Social and Background Factors on Children's Educational Attainment, Megan De Serf '02

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The use of a genetic algorithm to evolve networks for a natural language processing task, Alexander E. Dimov '02

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A Question of Motivations: Determining Why Donor Countries Give Aid, Sarah Fuller '02

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The Demand for Marijuana, Cocaine, and Heroin, Katherine Hampson '02

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Design and Construction of a Radio Frequency Plasma Device, Matthew Highland '02

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Atypical Estar: Innovative Vs. Conservative Uses of Estar in Guadalajara, Mexico, Alissa Hoffenberg '02

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Czech Voucher Privatization: A Case of Decision Making Under Uncertainty, Katia Hristova '02

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The Effects of a Parent-Child Communication Activity on the Worries of Siblings of Children with Autism, Sara M. Irwin '02

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Market Concentration: The Effects of Technology, David Janashvili '02

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Constructing a Common Ukrainian Identity: An Empirical Study, Igor Khrestin '02

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Bubble Mania or Not?, Justin Leverton '02

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The Relationship Between Economic Freedom and Soci-Economic Development, Anisha Madan '02

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The Effects of Malpractice on Medical Specialties, Melinda Mannlein '02

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Cultural Scripts of Parental Intervention in Conflict, Kristina L. McDonald '02

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Analysis ofthe Future Tense in Two Argentinean Cities, Denise E. Miller '02

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Development of a Data Acquisition and Analysis System, Michael V. Mores '02

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The Benefit of Code Switching within a Bilingual Education Program, Susan Pollard '02

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Exclusive Liberation and Lesbian Suicide in Interwar Japan, Scott Reynen '02

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English Language Proficiency and the Earnings of Mexican Immigrants, Jeremy Sanford '02

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The Cellular Divide: A Comparative Analysis of Mobile Phone Usage in Spain and the United States, Deborah J. Slezak '02

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Illumination and Food Deprivation as Determinants for Hoarding in Golden Hampsters, Erin Smith '02

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Evaluating the Collaborative Efforts of Teachers and Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum, Lindsey Vacco '02

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Lost Horizons, Daniel Vendt

Submissions from 2001

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Development of Human and Physical Capital and Change in the Structure of Exports in Developing Countries: An Analytical Study, Pritam Banjeree '01

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Systematic Relationships of Natalid and Furipterid Bats, Based on Hyoid Morphology (Chiroptera: Natalidae and Furipteridae), Kosha N. Baxi '01

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Campaigning in America: Captain Johann Ewald's Hessians in the American Revolution, Gregory D. Bereiter '01

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Neotropical Nectar-feeding Bats (Family Phyllostomidae) Revisited: Lingual Data Support a Recently-Proposed Molecular Phylogeny, Shawn De La Mar '01

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Relational and Overt Aggression in Middle Childhood: A Comparison of Hypothetical and Reported Conflicts, Jillian M. Denoma '01

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Code-Switching in the Hispanic Community of Bloomington, Illinois: A Case Study, Rachel Dziallo

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Croatia's Leap Toward Gender Equality in the Parliament: Rules Versus Players, Josip Glaurdic '01

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The Urban Response to the Rural Land Reform During the Chinese Civil War: 1945-1949, Elizabeth Grad '01

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Mexican-American Women in the United States: Acculturation Experiences, Language and Self-identity, Diana Hammer '01

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Neighborhood Effects and the Development of Cognitive Ability: A Re-examination of The Bell Curve, Amber Munday '01