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 2001

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Second Language Acquisition and its Practical Application: Evaluating French Textbooks at the Secondary School Level, Jacelyn O'Roark '01

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Cabaret: The Design and Production Process, Jennifer J. Owen '01

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Lipid Biochemistry of House Wren Egg Yolk and Possible Effects on Incubation Period, Brian J. Payne '01

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Let Us In, Let Us In: A Study of Female Representation in Post-Communist Legislatures, Rebecca Ray '01

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Trembling for the Nation: Illinois Women and the Election of 1860, Erika Rozinek '01

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Cognitive and Physiological Processes Underlying Written Disclosure, Leila Setork '01

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Explaining the Wage Gap Between Contingent and Noncontingent Workers, Nicole Skalski '01

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L'intertextualité dans les œuvres d'Anne Hébert: Le lien entre la voix poetiqué, la voix narrative, et la voix féminine, Karla Stoesser '01

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Misery and Militarization: High Military Expenditure and Minimal Development in India, Michelle L. Stone '01

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Unity Before Orthodoxy: An Investigation into Second and Third Century Resurrection Theologies, Sharon L. Stowe '01

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Lewis Acid Catalyzed Reactions of Aziridino-Olefins, Steven Tymonko '01

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Imaginative Geography, and the Perspective of the Other in Russian Literature, Joshua Wansley '01

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A Case of the Phillips Curve in the Formation of a Monetary Union, Yuet Wen Wan '01

Submissions from 2000

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Effect of Structured Work Systems on Task Performance in Children with Autism, Kari Beth Adkins '00

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Loneliness and Self-Esteem at Different Levels of the Self, Kiley L. Bednar '00

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Mutagenesis and Cloning of Photosynesis Genes of the Filamentous Bacterium, Chloroflexus aurantiacus, Kristi L. Berger '00

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Vse Luchshe Detiam: All the Best to the Children, Soviet Ideology in Children's Fairy Tale Cartoons, Matthew Boyd '00

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A Study of the Solvolysis Reactions of Tetrahydrofurfuryl Tosylate, Rebecca Centko '00

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Holographic Optical Tweezers: Development and Analysis of the First Holodeck Prototype, Matthew T. Dearing '00

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Behavioral Contrast: A New Solution to an Old Problem, Sara J. Estle '00

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An Empirical Investigation of the Determinants of Fertility, Michelle Y. Ewert '00

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LaSalle's Invariance Principle on Measure Chains, Anders Floor '00

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United States and Indonesian Children's Reports of Intimacy in their Same-Sex Friendships: Gender, Developmental, and Cultural Differences, Andrea M. Fosco '00

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Integrating the Fine Arts Across the Elementary Curriculum, Emily Gilbert '00

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Sex and Gender Through an Analytic Eye: Butler on Freud and Gender Identity, Anna Gullickson '00

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Foreign Language Textbooks in the Classroom: Bridging the Gap Between Second Language Acquisition Theory and Pedagogy, Kristina Harlan '00

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U.S. and Indonesian Children's Descriptions of Relational Aggression: Gender, Development and Cultural Comparisons, Elizabeth A. Jansen '00

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The Integration of Capital Markets: A Study of Market Integration Principles and the Effects of Macroeconomic Shocks on National Stock Market Comovements, Kristopher Kaneta '00

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Informational Asymmetry and the Demand for IPOs: An Explanation of Underpricing, Peter Karlis '00

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Determinants of Economic Growth in East Asia: A Linear Regression Model, Elizabeth Kowalski '00

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Brown-headed Cowbird Brood Parasitism in Bison-grazed and Ungrazed Tallgrass Prairie, Alexandra C. Latham '00

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Factors Influencing Foreign Direct Investment in Lesser Developed Countries, Jason Lewis '00

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The Power of Perception and Origin Myth: Reconsidering the Origins of the Arthurian Legend, Rae Marie Marotta '00

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A Test of the Environmental Kuznets Curve For Local and Global Pollutants, Robin Meers '00

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National Political Influence and the Catholic Church, Jennifer Nash '00

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Privatization in Lithuania: General Environment and Case Studies, Ginte Sabaliauskaite '00

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An Assay for the Estimation of Organic Content in Unknown Biological Samples, William J. Schneider '00

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Economic Influences on the Stock Market, Nate Taulbee '00

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Psychosocial Effects of a Parent-Child Communication Activity on Siblings of Children with Autism, Caryn Terril '00

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Benefits by Gender: Determinants of Welfare Accessibility for Migrant Women in Western Europe, Kathryn Vojack '00

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Elector System Design and Ethnic Separatism: A Rationalist Approach to Ethnic Politics in Eastern Europe, Eric Wesselkamper '00

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A Systematic Study of the Correlations Between Meteorite Impacts and Soot Formation, Susanna L. Widicus '00

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A Survey of Organochlorine Pesticide Contamination in Costa Rican Wildlife, Mark Wieland '00

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me vs. myself vs. I (Honors), Dan Witte

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Computer Vision: Object Recognition, Michael Zalokar '00

Submissions from 1999

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The Effects of Personality Characteristics and Stress on Physical Illness, Carly A. Andersen

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Listening to the Native Voice: Museums as a Medium in Correcting Native American Stereotypes, Shana Bushyhead '99

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The Gender Pay Differential: Choice, Tradition, or Overt Discrimination?, Jaynanne Calaway '99

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Voluntary versus Involuntary Runaway Youth: Basic Demographics, Characteristics and Family Relations, Darcia A. Colburn '99

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Organochlorine Pesticide Contamination in Neotropical Avifauna from Northwest Costa Rica, Virginia L. Flanagin '99

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Needling Around: Discovering the Factors Affecting Physician Opinion on Acupuncture, Crea Fusco '99

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Loneliness and Coping: Examining Predictors of Active and Passive Styles of Lonely Individuals, Betsy C. Garver '99

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Synthesis of Novel Sesquiterpene Lactones: Heritianin, Vallapianin and Vallapin, Kostas Gavardinas '99

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Technological Progress and its Effects on the Interaction Between Money Supply and Demand: A Cointegration Approach, Patrick J. Holly Jr. '99

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Specific Worries in Siblings of Children with Down Syndrome, Laura M. Holsen '99

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The Determinants of Home Ownership: An Application of Human Capital Investment Theory To the Home Ownership Decision, Jaclyn K. Hood '99

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From Literal Path to Transcendent Journey: The Pilgrim's Movement Throughout Inferno, Shelley Manning '99

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Las Mujeres De Oro, Benjamin J. Nelson '99

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From Violence to Salvation: Toward a Method of Cult Study With the Branch Davidians and Aum Shinrikyo, Brian Nowicki '99

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Adult Attention Disorders: The Effect of External Auditory Stimulation of Attention and Comprehension During Reading, Angela M. Reining '99

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Designing an Integrated Environment for Artificial Intelligence, Andrew B. Ritger '99

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Photochemical and Thermal Reactions of Nitrous Acid in a Benzene Matrix, Ethan Schrum '99

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Integrating Self-Concept Theory into a Model of Loneliness, Joy M. Tassin '99

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Beyond Narrow Liberalism, Justin B. Taylor '99

Something Old, Something Borrowed, Something New: The Ethnic Identity of Polish-American Women During World War I, Cheryl M. Trauscht '99

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Does it Pay to be a Man? A Study of Pay Differentials Between College Graduates, Jennifer Van Dyke '99

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Brand Consciousness, Ralph Wright '99

Submissions from 1998

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The Role of the Comstock-Kellogg Glands in Egg Tanning in Romalea guttata, Elizabeth A. Elasser '98

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Aggression, Relational Aggression, Sociometric Status and the Quality and Authenticity of Children's Friendships, Carrie C. Finch '98

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A Comparison of Prospective Memory and Executive Processes in Patients with Subcortical Illness, Milan Elmer "Trey" Folkers III '98

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The Characterization of the TY5 Strain of Chamydomonas reinhardtii, a Chlorophyll Biosynthetic Mutant, Robert Graham '98

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Parent-report vs. Child-report of Specific Anxiety in Siblings of Children with Autism: Do Parents Know What Their Children Worry About?, Gretchen K. Groh '98

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Domestic Political Violence: Working Towards an Answer to a Timeless Question, John Gutowski '98

Stepping Around the Mop Water: Views of Status and Occupation in University Custodians and Students, Hope Hoffman

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An Analysis of the Determinants of Financial Derivative Use by Commercial Banks, Katie Hundman '98

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Patterns of Organochlorine Pesticide Contamination in Neotropical Migrant Passerines in Relation to Wintering Range and Wintering Habitat, Jeffrey A. Klemens '98

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X-Ray Spectroscopic Mapping of Three Unusual Active Galaxies (NGC 4258, NGC 1097, and NGC 1068), Jeremy Kotter '98

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Complex Scientific Testimony: Can Educational Psychology Turn Jurors Into Students and Lawyers Into Teachers?, Jason A. Krebs '98

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A Case Study Analysis of the Relationship Between Atherosclerosis and Alzheimer's Disease, Katie Larsen '98

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The Protestant Church in East Germany, Sara Lieb '98

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Misery and Madness?: The Irish Face in Modern Irish Drama, Rob Mawyer '98

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The Role of Social Capitol in Academic Success: A Case Study of the ACI Chicago Scholars Program, Shannon K. McManimon '98

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The Total Synthesis of a Conformationally Constrained Organophosphorus Analog of Acetycholine, Justin Mergott '98

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Prospective Memory: The Relation of Executive Function to Aging, Joesph A. Mikels '98

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Organic Compounds in Cyanea capillata and Chrysaora quinquecirrha, Kris Mitchell '98

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The Role of Social Support in Mediating Stress and Illness, Valerie M. Stachour '98

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Prediction of Recidivism from Batterer Characteristics and Prior Arrest Records, Denise Ukleja '98

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Trade and Commerce at Sepphoris, Israel, Sarah VanSickle '98

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Sociometric Status and Aggression as Predictive of Childhood Conflict, Laura Warren '98

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"Who is't can read a woman?": Shakespeare's Cymbeline and the Renaissance Woman, Nicole Williams '98

Submissions from 1997

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Measuring Risk-Based Capital, Karen Anderson '97

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Adult Attachment Style and Attitudinal Assessment of Preferred Timing of First Marriage, Elizabeth J. Arthur '97

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The Effects of Multiple Injections of BA(25-35) into the Medial Septal Area on Spatial Learning in the Male Rat, James Bedrosian '97

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Women Who Batter: A Comparison to Men who Batter, Treva S. Bogaerts '97

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Kuhn's Model of Revolutionary Science: Evidence for a Coherence Criteria of Truth, Angela Burnette '97

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Expressions of Divine Order in the Canterbury Tales, Nicole Buscemi '97

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The Effects of Information and Container Proximity on Paper Recycling, Todd Carlisle '97

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Perception of Parental Conflict as a Predictor of Attachment and Caregiving Styles in the Romantic Relationships of Young Adults, Benjamin P. Chapman '97

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Reassessing the Mozart Effect: Musicians and Non-Musicians Respond Differently to Late Eighteenth-Century, Non-Texted Music for a Monochromatic Instrument, William B. Cooper '97

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Japanese U.S. Auto Transplant Production: An Analysis of the Roles of VERs and the Exchange Rate, Michael R. Cornstubble '97