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 2014

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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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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

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Memory, Deconstructed and Reconstructed An Ontward Expression of an Inward Reality, Jessica Rochford

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Memory, Deconstructed and Reconstructed An Ontward Expression of an Inward Reality, Jessica Rochford

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Analysis of the Temporary Immigrant Labor Market on Information Technology Occupations, Katelyn Rowley

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Addressing the Elephant in the Room: Understanding the Daily Life of Undocumented Latino High School Youth, Sylvia E. Rusin

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Native American Projectile Points: What Stories Can They Tell Us?, Katelyn S. Scott

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Transmitting Occupational Niches From First to Second-Generation Immigrants: Are There Earnings Consequences From Being the "Copycat" Generation?, Melissa Seeborg

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Lobbying in the Defense Aerospace Industry, Austin Smiley

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Demographic Changes and Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence from Asia, Sijia Song

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Effects of Disclosing Autism on Coworker Attitudes, Jordan G. Stewart

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“This I say not as one doubting”: Traditions of the Apostle Thomas from the Beginning of the Common Era through 800 CE, Janna Y. Strain

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Assessing Undergraduate Nursing Students' Knowledge, Attitudes and Cultural Competence in Caring for LGBT Patients, Kristy L. Strong

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Invisible Lines: An Enthnodrama of the Bloomington Communities, Raven Stubbs

Those Who Trespass, Emily Susina

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Biological Prospectors, Pirates, Pioneers, and Punks in the Andes Mountains: An examination of scientific practice in the Andean Community of Nations, Sarah Takushi

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Skin Deeper: The Mental and Physical Body of an Actor, Allyce C. Torres

Effects of Disclosure and Interpersonal Warmth on Attitudes toward Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Workplace, Chelsea C. Werries

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What University Personnel Should Know: Students' Career Confidence, Help-Seeking Stigmas, and Perceptions of College Career Centers, Anna Woodruff

Submissions from 2012

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A new species of frog (Strabomantidae: Pristimantis) from Peru with comments on its ectoparasites (Acari: Trombiculidae), Alan W. Brus

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Trends of Emergency Department Use by Uninsured Individuals for Non-Urgent Health Care Conditions, Kelly A. Cantlin

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A Comparison of Theory and Lived Experience: Immigration to Bloomington-Normal, Jennifer Ceisel

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Macroeconomic Determinants of Gold Industry Stock Returns, Michael Chau

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Comparison of regional eggshell porosity between the brood parasitic Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) and its hosts: the Dickcissel (Spiza americana), and two non-parasitic relatives, the Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) and the Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)., Brittany Childs

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The French Identity Crisis: Fending Off the Franglais Invasion, Laura Cohen

A Schema-Theoretic Approach to Agreement and Disagreement in Literary Interpretation, Amy Fairgrieve '12

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Russia’s International Adoption Policies: Realities of the Soviet Happy Childhood Myth, Hannah L. Freeman

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United States House Elections Post-Citizens United: The Influence of Unbridled Spending, Laura L. Gaffey

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Meta-Analysis of Environmental Kuznets Curve Studies: Determining the Cause of the Curve’s Presence, Brittany Goldman

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Dissociating Allopregnanolone Mnemonic Effects from Sedation, Sarah B. Hartman

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Testing Irreducibility of Trinomials over GF(2), Steven Hayman

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Theme and Variations for Solo Violin, Qingfan Jiang

Thy Father and Thy Mother, Natalie Lalagos '12

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Native Cardinality Constraints: More Expressive, More Efficient Constraints, Jordyn C. Maglalang

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Financial and Labor Market Determinants of Mortgage Delinquency Rates: McLean County, IL, 1985-2011, Jake Mann

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The Forgotten Ones: Child Sex Trafficking in Post-Communist Romania, Sarah K. Moir

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Maoism in South Asia: A Comparative Perspective On Ideology, Practice, and Prospects for the 21st Century, Ryan D. Nielsen

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American Jihad: Understanding The Social Backlash Against Muslim Americans through the Context of Ethnotheatre, Sameehan Patel

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Educational Techniques, Katherine R. Racanelli

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Reality and Representation of Algerian Women: The Complex Dynamic of Heroines and Repressed Women, Caroline Rohloff

exercising with my demons, Bryn Saunders '12

Social Physique Anxiety, Self-Esteem, and Body Image: The Effects of Exercising with the Opposite Sex, Alyssa Schardt

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Economics of Salary Dispersion in the National Basketball Association, Daniel Schouten

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Determinants of Dow Jones Returns, Cory Sloan

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Implicit Encoding Explored Through the Flankers Task, Jaclynn V. Sullivan

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I Just Knew: Love Stories from Westminster Village, Allison M. Sutton

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Choice, Coercion, Capabilities and Conflict: Multilingualism, Human Development and Peacekeeping in a Globalized World, Megan R. Thompson

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What We See and Why It Matters: How Competency in Visual Literacy can Enhance Student Learning, Anneliese Tillmann

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Attachment Theory and the Sexual Double Standard, Erin A. Vogel

water burial, Korey Williams '12

Rural Queen, Amanda Williams '12

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Conditions of Cooperation between Rats in the Prisoner's Dilemma Model, Malory B. Wodka

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Economic Assimilation of Chinese Immigrants in the United States: Is There Wage Convergence with Natives?, Yujie Wu

Life History Theory and the Sexual Double Standard, Yuliana Zaikman

Submissions from 2011

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Examining the Effects of Ostracism on Neural and Behavioral Indices of Cognitive Self-Regulation, Aaron B. Ball

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Supreme Court Responsiveness: An Analysis of Individual Justice Voting Behavior and the Role of Public Opinion, Michael Browning

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Institutions and Elites: Democracy and Stability in sub-Saharan Africa, Michael R. Burgess

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Cuba for Cubans? Contradictions in Cuban Development Since 1990, Martin Carriel

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The Importance of Education Systems in Post-Conflict Settings: The Case of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH), Emily Coles

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The Sick Person and Science: The Role of Religion in Medicine and Modernity, Daniel J. DeWeert

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Coping with Forest Fragmentation: A Comparison of Colobus angolensis palliatus dietary diversity and behavioral plasticity in the East Sagara Forest, Tanzania., Noah T. Dunham

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Talking Masturbation: Men, Women, and Sexuality through Playful Discourse, Geoffrey Evans-Grimm

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Explanatory Autism Disclosure in the Workplace: Perspectives of Key Stakeholder Groups, Anna Genchanok and Linda Kunce

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Evaluating a Sensorimotor Intervention in Children who have Experienced Complex Trauma: A Pilot Study, Lauren Hansen

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Perceptions of a Deity and Corresponding Religious Group as Affected by Descriptions of Gender and Personal Characteristics, Hannah R. Jones

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Cyberostracism and Social Monitoring: Social Anxiety's Effects on Reactions to Exclusion and Inclusion Online, Claire E. Karlen and Jennifer R. Daniels Ph. D.

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The Evolution of Social Pain: Understanding the Neural Network of Social Ostracism through Electroencephalography, Daniel M. Kern

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Neural Activity During Social Exclusion: An Exploratory Examination, Stephanie Khatcherian