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 2010

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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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Se tu mi lassi (If you leave me) For Choir, Katherine Spencer

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

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Explaining Ethnic Peace: The Importance of Institutions, Rebecca Tong, '09

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Does Perfecting Your Day Keep the Doctor Away?: Examining the Roles of Affect and Coping in the Association Between Perfectionism and Physical Health, Carly A. Visk, '09

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Voices from the Darkness: A House of Leaves Experience, Melanie Waltman, '09

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Bank Ownership and Management Structure Affects on Principal-Agent Costs and Returning Capital, Joel Wicks, '09

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The War of Images: An Artistic Approach to the Parting of the Ways, Kristin Zavislak, '09

Submissions from 2008

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Small Banking Conditions and their Impact on the Economic Activity of US Firms, Stephanie Bannos '08

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The Effect of Gender Inequality on Growth: A Cross-Country Empirical Study, Quentin Brummet '08

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Validation of a Measure of Affective, Inferential, and Holistic Intuition, Lauren A. Carlson '08

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The "Evolution" of Media: The Influence of a Media Literacy Campaign on Self Esteem and Body Image, Vasiliki D. Dremonas '08

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Brazilian Ethanol and U.S. Industrial Organization: An Analysis of Bilateral Trade Barrier Removal, Michael X. Feeney '08

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An Economic Analysis of the Effects of Steroids on Season Best Performances in Track and Field, Allison Fisher '08

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The Effect of Changes in the Federal Funds Rate on Stock Markets: A Sector-Wise Analysis, Kunaey Garg '08

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Responding to Romanticism, Valerie Higgins '08

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Family Experience with Eating Disorders Scale: Exploring Reliability and Validity and Evaluating the Clinical Utility of its Use in Treatment, Kathleen M. Hoff

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From Mario to Manhunt: The Effects ofViolent Video Game Content and Competition on Hostility and Aggressive Cognitions, Courtney Lee '08

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With Eyes Closed, Queenie Li

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"How skinny I got, and how fucking weird I was": Michael Shannon, Sarah Kane, Woyzeck and Experiential Theatre, Marti Lyons '08

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Transparent Politics or Empty Legislation?, Connor McGee '08

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The Effects of Social Ostracism on Frontal Lobe Electroencephalogram Activity, Jennifer A. Morozink '08

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Challenges to Implementing the Greenhouse Gas Inventory at Illinois Wesleyan University, Leslie Morrison '08

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The Effects of Cardiorespiratory Fitness on Behavioral and Neuroelectric Indices of Cognition in Young Adults, Elizabeth K. Mraz '08

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Visualizing a Fourth Dimension: Hypercubic Resistor Networks, Andrew J. Nelson '08

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Goddesses, Priestesses, Queens and Dancers: Images of Women on Sasnian Silver, Mary Olson '08

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Increasing Condom-Related Behavioral Intentions, Motivation, and Willingness via Social Ties in Advertisements, Marylee Richardson '08

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Behavioral Responses to Predictable and Unpredictable Competitors and c-Fos Expression in the Amygdala and Nucleus Accumbens, Jennifer Schnupp '08

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(Waterfall), Scott Schumann

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Demonstratives and Cognitive Significance, Adam Simon '08

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Stock Index Pricing with Random Walk and Agent-Based Models, Scott N. Swisher IV '08

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Determinants of Crack Cocaine Trial and Addiction, Elizabeth Taylor '08

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The Effects of the Norepinephrine Agonist, Guanfacine, on Scopolamine-Induced Memory Impairments in the Rat, Andrew P. Tharp '08

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Physicalism and Phenomenal Experience, Nicholas Timme '08

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The Vibrational Behavior of a Cured Carbon Fiber Disk and a Tennis Racket, Nick Timme '08

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Promoting Environmentally Responsible Behaviors Using Motivational Interviewing Techniques, Sarah L. Tribble '08

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Organochlorine Pesticide Contamination and its Potential Effects on Eggshell Characteristics of Dickcissels (Spiza americana), Bridget Wall '08

Submissions from 2007

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The Effects of International Diversification on Portfolio Risk, Angela Agati '07

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From Matthew to the Mishnah: A Study of the Sources of The Protevangelium of James, Laura Arnold '07

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Green Chemistry Using Bismuth Salts Bismuth (III) Iodide Catalyzed Deprotection of Acetals and Ketals in H2O, Aaron D. Bailey '07

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After the Fact (Honors), Brian Baxter

Downtown Club Dreams (Honors), Brian Baxter

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Fanfare for the Black Cat (Honors), Brian Baxter

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Kyrie (Honors), Brian Baxter

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Passing Tour (Honors), Brian Baxter

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People Movement (Honors), Brian Baxter

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Vermont (Honors), Brian Baxter

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Light the Way: Song Cycle for Baritone Voice and Piano (Honors), Brian Baxter and Joshua Ziemann

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Globalization and Gangs: The Evolution of Central American, Patrick Beary '07

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Measuring The Impact of Urban Amenities on Average Wages in Metropolitan Areas, Benjamin Burry '07

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French Framing of Anna Karenina: Confused Identities in Russian Aristocratic Culture, Devin Conley '07

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Reducing HIV Stigma: A Common Group Identity Perspective, Heather Deutsch '07

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Trade Liberalization and Environmental Justice in the Ivorian Cocoa Industry, Anne M. Fell '07

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Risk Management through Derivatives Securitization, Stefan Filip '07

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Bipolar Disorder, Disclosure, and Their Effects on Employment Opportunities, Melissa B. Finch '07

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Practical Problems and Decision Making: The Effect of Strategy and Experience, Sarah Flores '07

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Exploring the Effects of Age at Arrival and Region of Origin on the Earnings of Immigrant Physicians in the U.S., Matthew Goergen '07

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Transformations of Menace: Naomi Wallace's Multiplicity of Threat and the Legacy of Harold Pinter, Charles Haugland '07

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An Empirical Investigation of Poison Pill Use in the Banking Industry, Zachary Hooper '07

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Influence of Contrast Effects on Attractiveness of Individual Faces and Facial Prototypes, Kelly Irvin '07

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Exploring the Causality between the Pollution Haven Hypothesis and the Environmental Kuznets Curve, Brian W. Jbara '07

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At the Grave Beneath the Oak, Benjamin Johnson

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Role of the Medial Septal Area in Regulating Prefrontal Theta Rhythm in Rats, Leo Kelly '07