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 2009

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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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"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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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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String Quartet (Honors), Luke Gullickson

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

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The Impact of Foreign Aid on Development and Aggregate Welfare in Developing Countries, Todd J. Kumler '07

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Symphony for Strings and Percussion (Honors), Eric Malmquist

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Analyzing the Relationship between change in Money Supply and Stock Market Prices, Biniv Maskay '07

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Social Ostracism and the Effect on Electroencephalogram Waves, Genevieve Nehrt '07

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Effects of Guanfacine on Mnemonic Processing Following Lesion to Rat Medial Septum: A Novel Treatment Approach to Alzheimer's Memory Type Deficits, Mark D. Opal '07

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Rapid Face Detection using Independent Component Analysis, Aditya Rajgarhia '07

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Reactions to Ostracism and Their Predictors, Kelly J. Sanderson '07

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The Effect of Mood and Individual Differences on Implicit Learning, Kathryn M. Sentman '07

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Las sendas del desencanto: Los mares del sur de Manuel Vazquez Montalban, Rachel Slough '07

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Of Minorities, Markets and Mongols: Re-imagining the Relationship Between Ethnicity and Rationality in Russian Center/Periphery Conflict, Brett A. Strand '07

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Stepping through the Thin, Crackly Crust of the Present: Historians, Biographers, Novelists and Jack Burden, Lindsay A. Theisen '07

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Titus and the Queen: Julia Berenice and the Opposition to Titus' Succession, Michael S. Vasta '07

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Raiding the Archive: A Study in the Veneration and Visibility of the Lindisfarne Gospels, Rebecca Welzenbach '07

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Satiation, Habituation, and Elasticity: An Economic Analysis, Amanda Zang '07

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Much Ado About Nothing's Criticism of the Renaissance Patriarchy, Kristen Zomparelli '07

Submissions from 2006

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Limits of Diagonalization and the Polynomial Hierarchy, Kyle Barkmeier '06

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The Role of Fault in Defensive Killing, Adam Betz '06

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Integration of Women into the Flute Section of Orchestras from 1950 to the Present (Honors), Deborah Boersma

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Who's in Charge? An Examination of Societal Impacts on Gender Roles in American and English Witchcraft, Austin J. Buscher '06

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The Effect of Oil Prices on Exchange Rates: A Case Study of the Dominican Republic, Jennifer C. Dawson '06

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The Effects of 9/11 on the Fire Fighter Labor Market, Kathleen E. Frawley '06

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The Evolution of Hominid Bipedalism, Michael J. Friedman '06

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Unsupervised Learning to Improve Anomaly Detection, Daniel H. Garrette '06

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A Survey of Foreign-Educated Nurses: Workforce Experience, Melissa Giegerich

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Effects of the Federal Income Tax Structure and Social Security on the Changing US Family Composition, Adam M. Gray '06

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Economic Development and the Gender Wage Gap, Sherri Haas '06

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Detecting Suicide Risk in Adolescents in an Emergency Department: An Implementation Study, Rebecca L. Hahn

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Team Success and Personnel Allocation under the National Football League Salary Cap, John Haugen '06

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Out of the Movement and on to Today: The Contemporary Impact of the Students for a democratic Society, Lindsay M. Hawley '06

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The Pricing Effects of European Union Insurance, Andrew Heikes '06

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High School Dropout Determinants: The Effect of Socioeconomic Status and Learning Disabilities, Adrienne Ingrum '06

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Social Interactions of Siblings of Children with Autism: A Pilot Experiment, Sarah Janota '06

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The Relationship between Gay-Related Stress and Ethnicity for Homosexual and Bisexual Males, Keyona Jarrett '06

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The Gender Wage Ratio: Does it Differ Between Races?, Britanny Kirkpatrick '06

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Intuition Versus Analysis- Which Process is Most Appropriate for Solving Everyday Problems with Differing Levels of Social Content and Complexity?, Amy E. Kowalski '06

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The Development and Structure of Feeding Arms in Antarctic Species of Pterobranchs (Pterobranchia, Hemichordata), Catherine Krahe '06

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The Development of Perfectionism among Adolescents: Comparing the Influence of Friends and Parents, Heather Kwoka '06

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The Gospel of Thomas and the Historical Jesus, Jennifer LaBrenz '06

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Serving Sophomore Students, Jessica S. Lothman '06

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Conflict in Adolescent Friendships Across Cultures: Indonesia, South Korea and the United States, Melissa McCandless '06

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Emotional Knowledge Development in Preschoolers Receiving Head Start Services, Meghan E. McGrady '06

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and I will open and close my petals, Molly M. McLay '06