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 2006

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The Speeches and Self-Fashioning of King James VI and I to the English Parliament, 1604-1624, Megan Mondi '06

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"Spirit of Health" and "Goblin Damned": The Ghost of King Hamlet as a Symbol for the Religious Ambialence in England during the Religious Reformation, Bridget O'Connor '06

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An Evaluation of Envy within Adolescent Friendships, Natalie A. Pawluk '06

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The Cult of Millenial Motherhood and the Rhetoric of Female Reform: Domesticity, the Millenium, and Gender Constructions in Antebellum America, Erie M. Roberts '06

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The Effect of Financial Ratios and Market Hype on Short Term Stock Prices, Adam F. Turk '06

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"Loss of Estrus" and Concealed Ovulation in Human Evolution: A Reevaluation., Joshua S. Wagener '06

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The Perceived Attractiveness of Adult Facial Prototypes, Ashley Whittington '06

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"Quartet:" Dissecting a Story, Elizabeth H. Williams '06

Submissions from 2005

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The Effects of β-Mercaptoethanol on the Specific Activity of Porphobilinogen Synthase Mutants of the Rhodobacter sphaeroides Protein, Trefan Archibald '05

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Concepts of Addiction: Assessing the Beliefs of Addiction in University and Treatment Center Populations, Krystle M. Balhan '05

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Predicting Olympic Medal Counts: the Effects of Economic Development on Olympic Performance, Xun Bian '05

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A Taxonomic Study of the Lichen Genera Canomaculina, Canoparmelia and Rimelia in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Erin Boente '05

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Ethanol Effects on Reward Value Judgment Following Infusions into the Amygdala: Implications for Emotional Processing, Stephanie M. Brewer '05

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Arabian Nights (The Framing of Sherazade), Alison Daigle '05

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The Old Justifies the New: The Theosophical Society in America's Response to Ethical Problems of Late Modernity, Jodie A. Daquilanea

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Perceived Quality of Asian Brands in the Automobile Industry, Adrien Gatesman '05

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Entre Etre et Devenir La recherche de l'identité dans trois romans Maghrébins, Ariana Giles '05

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Building a Viable Muslim Community in Central Illinois: The Development and Implementation of Acculturation Strategies at the Islamic Center of Bloomington-Normal, Daniel Glade '05

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Borrowed Meanings: Case Studies of Katsina and Dreamcatcher Traditions, Angela Glasker '05

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Parent-Teacher Collaboration for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Role of Teacher Training, Amber Hays '05

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Climbing Down the Ladder: Inwardness and Abstraction in Wittgenstein's Philosophy with Reference to Kierkegaard, Lisa Hoelle '05

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Role-Taking vs. cultural identity: Defining disability in an able-bodied environment, Elizabeth G. Holman '05

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Hume's Objection to the Thomistic Doctrine on Suicide, Emily M. Kelahan '05

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Beyond the Bun: An Ethnographic Examination of the Meanings and Significance of Hair in Samoa, Laura Myford '05

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Photometry of Outer-belt Objects, Gautham S. Narayan '05

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if: Poems from the Unstandardized Perspective, Douglas Pietrzak '05

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Language Deficiency and the Occupational Attainment of Mexican Immigrants, Elizabeth Planas '05

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Normative Failure in Blackburn's Ruling Passions, William R. Porter '05

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Using Binary Space Subdivision to Optimize Primary Ray Processing in Ray-Tracing Algorithms, Mark Portolese '05

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Comparative Study: Factors that Affect Foreign Currency Reserves in China and India, Ana Maria Romero '05

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Reforming the Stage and Screen: How Expectations, Audiences, and Economics Shaped the Film and Theatre Censorship Movements in Early-1930s New York, Jenna Simpson '05

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The Effect of Monopsony Power in Major League Baseball on the Salaries of Players with Less Than Six Years in the Majors, Andrew Tarman '05

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A Preliminary Evaluation of Heartland Head Start, Michelle Uhlenkott '05

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An Investigation of the Influence of Hope on the Relationship between Racial Discrimination and Depressive Symptoms Among African American College Students, Jennifer L. VanderZee '05

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Through Their Eyes: Buffalo Bill's Wild West as a Drawing Table for American Identity, Katherine White '05

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Are Nutrients assimilated by juveniles of the brittle star Amphipholis squamata (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea)?, Elizabeth A.G. Whitehill '05

Submissions from 2004

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Democracy, Political Stability, and Developing Country Growth: Theory and Evidence, Ranmali Abeyasinghe '04

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The Fading Gleam of a Golden Age: Britain's Battle Against Piracy in the Americas in the Early 18th Century, Roger Adamson

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Attitudes and Intentions of Students Regarding Future Alumni Activity, Amy K. Atwood '04

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Redefining Participation: Towards the Creation and Understanding of an Inclusive Definition, Amy K. Atwood '04

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The Effect of an Illinois Wesleyan University Education on Political Ideology, Jordan T. Ault '04

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Nurses' Attitudes, Knowledge, and Use of Nonpharmalogical Pain Management Techniques and Therapies, Erin Bicek

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Nitrite Photochemistry in 2-Propanol/Water Solution, Joseph B. Binder '04

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Antihero: Jung and the Art of Storytelling, Amanda G. Bratton '04

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame: How the East-west Classic All-Star Game Affected the African American Community of the Midwest, Trisha L. Bucholz '04

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Vietnamese Land Reform: the Domestic Impetus to Communist Compromises at Geneva, Robert Callahan '04

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Positive Feedback on Appearance, Value Placed on Appearance, and Need for Disordered Eating Behavior among Undergraduate Females, Amanda R. Conley '04

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Classroom Structure as an Environmental Effect on Creative Production of College Students, Krista A. Coulter '04

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Development of a New Measure of Men's Objectification of Women: Factor Structure Test Retest Validity, Paul Curran '04

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The Sibling Study: How Does Having a Sibling with a Mental Disorder Affect the Lives of College Students, Anna Czipri '04

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Detecting Suicide Risk in Adolescents and Adults in an Emergency Department: a Pilot Study, Katie N. Davis

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Magic, Mysticism, and Modern Medicine: The Influence of Alchemy on Seventeenth-Century England, Lindsay Fitzharris '04

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Wage Differentials for Immigrant Women in the U.S., Mahi Garg

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To Cover Ancient Prejudice with the Palladium of Scientific Argument: Women, Reproduction, Pseudo-Science, and the Alarm of Race Suicide, 1870-1915, Sarah Hamilton '04

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Is There Assessor Bias in the Real Estate Market?, Conor Howard '04

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Racial Discrimination in Major League Baseball: Can it Exist When Productivity is Crystal Clear?, Will Irwin '04

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Sexual Abstinence among Female Undergraduate Students, Emilie R. Klusmeyer '04

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Baseball and Its Anti-Trust Exemption, Jason Korczak '04

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Our Dream and our Nightmare: Anomie and Violence in Historical Periods, Jennifer M. Loff '04

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Effect of Foreign Aid on Development: Does More Money Bring More Development?, Satish Lohani '04

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The Resource Curse Revisited, Alexis Manning '04

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Chicago's Other Magnificent Mile: Howard Street's Growth and its Effect upon the Rogers Park Neighborhood, Ryan McGuinness '04

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Protection from the Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation by the Encapsulating Structures of Embryos of Physa, a Freshwater Pulmonate Snail, Stacy Nielsen '04

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Behavioral Theory of Timing Applied to a DRL-Limited Hold Procedure, Jill Skarvan '04

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The Translation of Radical Ideas into Radical Action: The American Revolution and Revolutionary Philadelphia, Angela Skeggs '04

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Environment Friendly Organic Synthesis, Russell C. Smith '04

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"Everybody Drinks Water": Mark Twain's Critique of Social Darwinism, Sarah Vales '04

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Towards a Complex, Active, Human-Centered Subject Grounded in the Sociopolitical: A Symbiosis of Edmund Husserl and Michael Foucalt, Kathryn E. Wehr '04

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Father versus Stranger Face Discrimination by the Human Infant: A Case Study, Erin L. White '04

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Protecting Women from Domestic Violence: A Comparative Perspective, Mollie Whitehead '04

Submissions from 2003

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The Labor Market of Nurses: A Cobweb Model, Nimish J. Adhia '03

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Differences in Friendship Qualities of Korean and American College Students, Yun-sun Alexis Bae '03

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Development of a Simple Method to Detect and Quantify Benzoylecgonine, a Cocaine Metabolite, in Urine, Kylee E. Billings '03

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The Effects of CEO Compensation Structure on Reported Earnings and Shareholder Wealth, Kory J. Blumer '03

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The Effect of Extracurricular Activities on School Dropout, Jilann M. Bush '03

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Benjamin Franklin's Female and Male Pseudonyms: Sex, Gender, Culture, and Name Suppression from Boston to Philadelphia and Beyond, Jared C. Calaway '03

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The Virtual Beta: An Interactive Fish Using Java Script and CSS, Lauren B. Carroll '03

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The Effect of Supply and Demand Factors on the Affordability of Rental Housing, Jamie L. Davenport '03

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There's No Business Like Show Business: The Business of Theatre, Danielle M. Drogos '03

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The Truth About Income Inequality, Juliana Giraldo '03

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Atypical Estar: Innovative Vs. Conservative Uses of Estar in Guadalajara, Mexico, Alissa Hoffenberg

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Soft Money and the Electoral Success of Women Candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, Cameo M. Kaisler '03

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Two Facets of Competitiveness and Their Influence on Psychological Adjustment, Elaine Kayhan '03

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'Make Yourself for a Person', Anzia Yezierska's Alternative Americanization, Amy M. Kiel '03

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Regulating Babylon: Religion and Rebellion in Pre-Revolutionary North Carolina, Sarah E. King '03

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Phase Transitions Occurring in Models of Neighborhood Racial Segregation, Alexander J. Laurie '03

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Masculinity and Homophobia: Does Masculine Threat Increase Homophobic Behavior?, Julie M. Longo '03

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Insight into Illinois Wesleyan University Study Abroad, Christopher B. Lyons '03

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The Importance of Mass Culture for Democratization, James D. Melton '03

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Automated Annotation of Heegaard Diagrams, Dmitry Mogilevsky '03

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Contentious Policies: The Experiment with Affirmative Action in Undergraduate Admissions to Public Universities, Elizabeth R. Notz '03

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The Effects of a Parent-Child Communication Intervention on the Worries of Siblings of Children with Autism, Erin L. O'Neill '03

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The Photochemistry of Nitrous Acid in an Aqueous Matrix, Jay S. Ratliff '03

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Confederation at the Tip of a Sword: How the Threat of American Aggression Created the Dominion of Canada, Katrina L. Roloff '03

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Narrative Understanding and Theory of Mind in Preschoolers, Arpita A. Shah '03

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Threatening Masculinity and Its Effects on Antigay Attitudes and Behaviors, Frances C. Shen '03

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The Role of Prefrontal Theta Reset in Learning and Memory, Stephen W. Smith '03

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On vs. Off: Coronary Bypass Surgery from a Patient's Perspective, Ann Steele

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P-FASTUS: Information Extraction System Implemented in a Constraint Programming Language -SICStus Prolog, Rajen Subba '03

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To Ourselves and Others: Toward a Human Ethics of Relation, Zachariah B. Summers '03