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 contacting Tate Archives and Special Collections.

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Submissions from 2012

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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

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

Fatalism, Tragedy, and Morality: A Study of the Men in Verdi's 'Il trovatore' (Honors), John Hanlon

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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

Narratives of Fear and Shame: Jewish Childhood in Soviet and Post-Soviet Life Writing, Rosa Kleinman

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New Evidence on the Wealth Transfer during the Argentine Crisis, James Lam and Elisabeta Pana, Faculty Advisor

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A Web of Connections: The Role of Social Capital and Trust in the Formation of Virtual Organizations, Paige Erin E. Maynard

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Wei Yuan and the Chinese Totalistic Iconoclasm: The Demise of Confucianism in Matter and in Form, Chao Ren

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Determinants of Banks' Total Risk: Accounting Ratios and Macroeconomic Indicators, Michael Salkeld

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Determining the Composition of the Dwelling Tubes of Antarctic Pterobranchs, Lukasz J. Sewera

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Redistricting and the Public Interest: Developing a Value-Explicit Dialogue, Amy B. Uden

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Pulsed Radiofrequency Neuromodulation of Peripheral Nerve Injury, Alex Willett

Submissions from 2010

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For You Are All One in Christ (Gal 3:28): The Role of Women in the Pauline Churches, Sarah Casey

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Assessing the Productive Efficiency of US Health Care: Comparison of Analytical Methods, Amanda C. Clayton

Only Dull Readers Escape: Framing Humor and Materiality in Stephen Crane's The Black Riders and other lines, Andrew J. Dorkin

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What Factors Affect Average Fuel Economy of US Passenger Vehicles?, Suman Gautam

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An Analysis of Continuous Chest Compression CPR for EMS Providers During Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest, Megan L. Gleason

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Reliability Measurement of the Premature Infant Oral Motor Intervention, Clare A. Goebel

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White Flight and Urban Decay in Suburban Chicago, Lindsey Haines

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Intergenerational Transfer of Human Capital among Immigrant Families, Kelsey Hample

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Effects of Explanatory Autism Disclosure on Coworker Attitudes, Kathleen M. Henegan

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Labor Market Outcomes for Middle Eastern Immigrants in the Aftermath of the September 11th Attacks, Mujtaba A. Isani

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Financial Stress, Neighborhood Stress, and Well-Being: Mediational and Moderational Models, Amy Kapp

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The Effects of Marital Status & Gender on Health Care Insurance Coverage in the United States, Jessica S. T. Kong

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Green Chemistry Using Bismuth(III) Salts: Synthesis of Cyclic Acetals and Allylation of Tetrahydropyranyl Ethers and Aldehydes, Scott W. Krabbe

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Sexual Healing: Gender and Sexuality in the Healing Cult of Asklepios, Aislinn E. Lowry

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The Dark Places of Psychology: Consciousness in Virginia Woolf's Major Novels, Linda Martin

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How European is the European Central Bank's Monetary Policy?, Teodora D. Petrova

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Nearer Neighbors: Unitarian Universalism, Liberal Protestantism, and Eclectic Faith-assembly, Garrett M. Rapp

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Die Darstellung der Evangelischen Kirche als eine neue Familie in Erich Loests Nikolaikirche, Beth A. Roberts

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Examining the Relationship between Self-Efficacy and Stimulus processing, Peter J. Rosen

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Consumer Perceptions & Video Game Sales: A Meeting of the Minds, John Sacranie

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Correlates of Attitudes toward Diversity among White College Students, Amanda G. Sobottka

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The Accuracy of Self-Reported Intuitive and Analytical Ability, Jennifer A. Sobyra

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The Back of the House As Viewed from the Front of the House: Sarah Davis and the Irish Domestic Servants of Clover Lawn from 1872 to 1879, Gina C. Tangorra

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Examining Success at the Domestic Box-Office in the Motion Picture Industry, Patrick Topf

Submissions from 2009

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Reading Between the Lines; Or, The Literary Lives of the Davis Family, Amelia Benner, '09

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Can Resource Mobilization Predict the Level of Success Among Social Movement Organizations?, Kathryn Brannan, '09

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The Effects of Coaching Feedback on Perfectionism and Disordered Eating in College Athletes, Natalie E. Chase, '09

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Trust on the Internet: A Virtual Reality?, Adam Clark, '09

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Why Can't We Be Friends?: The Effects of Disclosure and Severity on Typical Students' Attitudes Toward Peers with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Jacqueline M. Dowjotas, '09

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When Is a Terrorist Not a Terrorist?: American and Chinese Media Portrayals of the Chinese Uighur Minority Pre and Post 9/11, Anna File, '09

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Presidential Success in Congress: Factors that Determine the President's Ability to Influcence Congressional Voting, Christine Gibbs, '09

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“A Place of Paramount Peace”: The Unofficial Nationalism of an Officially Peaceful Movement, Kari Irwin

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Access and Innovation: A Study of Two NGO Schools in North India, Christy Ivie, '09

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Examining Tufte's Political Business Cycle under an Adaptive Expectations Framework, Anna Konradi, '09

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Is Competitive Behavior Controlled by its Consequences? The Effects of Omission Training on Competitive Behavior in Rats, Melinda Mallory, '09

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The Effects of Medial Septal Modification on the Theta Rhythm of the Amygdala, Colleen E. McShane, '09

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A Campaign for Male Beauty: The Influence of Advertisement on Dimensions of Male Body, Michelle Meehan, '09

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Surrogate Freedom: Transmitting Democracy to the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc, Lauren Nelson, '09

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Determining the Future Income of College Students, Paul Oehrlein, '09

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Surveying Efficiencies of Nigerian Banks before and after the Minimum Capital Requirement Increase, Bukola Olaosebikan, '09

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Explaining Human Influences on Carbon Dioxide Emissions across Countries, Karin Peterson, '09

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How the Individual Differences of Subordinates Within the Workplace Predict Leadership Style Preference and Organizational Commitment, Elizabeth A. Rupprecht, '09

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Surveillance and Foucault: Examining the Validity of Foucault's Notions Concerning Surveillance through a Study of the United States and the United Kingdom, Sharif Shawki, '09

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Predicting Major League Talent through the First-year Player Draft, Kevin Slattery, '09

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Green Chemistry Using Bismuth Compounds: Bismuth(III) Triflate Catalyzed Allylation of Cyclic Acetals, Matthew J. Spafford, '09

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Adopted Children"s Outcome as Young Adults in Regards to Educational Attainment and Income, Nicole K. Spear, '09

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Length of Contracts and the Effect on the Performance of MLB Players, Katie Stankiewicz, '09