The honors thesis is a time-honored tradition in the Lee Honors College. It is an opportunity for students to demonstrate to themselves and others the knowledge and skills they have developed during their undergraduate studies and honors experience. The general purpose of the thesis is to create a capstone work that reflects the expertise they have developed in their major field of study or interest.

Honors theses completed at Western Michigan University are entered into ScholarWorks. Some may be embargoed or restricted by the authors or we have been unable to reach the authors, so the theses may be only available from on-campus computers. If you are an author of an honors thesis and would like to make it available off campus or if you have any questions, please contact maira.bundza@wmich.edu.

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Theses from 2012

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The History and Evolution of Athletic Uniforms and Equipment 1800s - Present: Basketball, Baseball, Football, and Hockey, Emily Anderson

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A Beginning Education in the Anatomy and Function of the Human Visual Apparatus for Grades 2-4, Evan Andrews

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Incorporating Hispanic Culture into a Secondary Instrumental Classroom, Alexander Armstead

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"So God-damned Far Away": Soldiers' Experiences in the Vietnam War, Tara M. Bell

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Identification of a Furnish and Properties of aLayflat Poly-Extrusion Base Paper, Elizabeth Bishop

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Mock Fashion Magazine titled "MAK", Heidi Bodell

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Using TAG to Increase Play Skills, Melissa A. Boggs

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Labyrinthesis: the Exploration and Construction of a labyrinth at Western Michigan University, Nathan D. Boyt

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Spirit Link: Decorated Objects in Taino Shamanism, Morgan Butts

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Simplifying Scholar Access - the Modernization of the Lee Honors College Website, Sean E. Chiplock and Jeremy B. Conley

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Deriving Significance from the Capstone Experience, Christina G. Clark

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Analysis of Commercial Wear-out, Kate L. Coombs

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1.4L Turbo CAC and AC Condensor System, Matthew Cutler

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The Physician Assistant Profession: A Handbook for Students, Jami L. Cynecki

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Competitive Balance in Division 1 College Hockey: An Economic Analysis, Christopher DeCarlo

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A Flexible Home Design For A Comfortable Lifestyle: A Case Study of the Effect of Universal Design, Meghann Balmer DeHaan

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The Effects of Climate Change and Overexploitation on Birds and Mammals: Phenological shifts, range shifts, and population changes, Rachel Denny

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Incite, In Mind, Ashley M. Deran

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Reconstruction of I-94 and I-69 Interchange, Andrew Dobbs

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The Laureate Eleventh Edition, Bridget Dooley

W.W.A.D.D.? What Would Andy Dufresne Do? The Idea of Life After Death in the Shawshank Redemption, Nathan Andrew Edwards

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Community Involvement as a Tool for International Policy: Realizing the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, Michael D. Eriksen Jr.

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The Creation and Implementation of a Free Day Camp for Children, Kayla Ernst

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Economic Effects of a LIFO Reserve Rollover, Michael Eubanks

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College Admissions Use of Social Media in Recruitment Marketing: A Literature Review & Strategic Plan for Western Michigan University's Office of Admissions, Natalie Faculak

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Student Attitudes Toward Older Adults, Anna Feenstra

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Cost Accounting Applied to Farming in Southwest Michigan, Toni Fisher

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Chester's Place, Kendra Flournoy

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Carsharing Vendor Analysis, Amani Gaillard

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The Health Care Debate and Health Care Coverage in the U.S. A. Today, Antonio Giraldi

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The Roof With No Ceiling: Couch Surfing and the New Vagabond's Trek Through Nation-States, Cyberspace, and Global Consciousness, Kathryn Giroux

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Nursing Informatics Competencies: Implications for Safe and Effective Practice, Hayes Greer

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Free Verse: A Collaborative Honors Thesis Voice Recital, Stephanie Gregoire

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Teaching, Writing, Writing Teaching: Reflective Journal Responses from Teaching ENGL 1000, Christine Hamman

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In the Garage, Christopher James Hart

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Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle HVAC Optimization, Jessica Hartl

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Disability Determination Services and the State of Michigan Media Project, Eric Hartstein

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Perceptions of Insufficient Milk Supply in Low-Income WIC Women, Rebecca Heidarisafa

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RPE and Mode of Exercise, Victoria Helmus

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Theatre: My Undergraduate Experience, Erin Hemming

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Media's Adverse Impact on Body Image in Girls and Ways to Promote Healthy Self-Image, Sarah L. Hepner

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Graeco-Roman Bioi and the Gospels, Matthew L. Hillman

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The Circumstances & Consequences of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact of 1939, Tiffany J. Holland

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Revolution and Democratization: Can Egypt Transition to a Modern Day Democracy?, Kristin M. Horitski

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The National Hockey League: An Econometric Analysis of Attendance, Kendrick A. Hotte

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Can Public Education be Saved? An argument for educational reform, Kathrine Hyatt

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The Truth Behind Coach Jerry Sandusky Scandal: A Search for Answers, Tod A. Jaggi

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"It Happened Just That Way": The US Historical Event Song Trend in Country Music, Emilee G. Johnson

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Revolutionary Events: Jean-Paul Marat and His Role, Kiri D. Johnson

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Using a Reinforcer Hierarchy to Increase Compliance and Skill Acquisition, Bertilde U. Kamana

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Hydraulic Test Cell Power Recovery System, Peter M. Kanda

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Navigating the Skills of Successful Leaders in Business and Sailing, Aras Karaitis

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Navigating the Skills of Successful Leaders in Business and Sailing, Aras A. Karaitis

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Consolidating the BRSS File System, Abbey M. Karlinski

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Recital (Voice), Ema Katrovas

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The Evolution of Brassiere in the 20th Century, Jolene Khor

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The Impact of Whistleblowing Legislation on Developed and Emerging Markets, Catherine C. Koh

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Literature Review: Cognitive Bibliotherapy for Depression in Very Old Adults, Whytlie A. Layher

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Optimization of an Airboat Design, Adam P. Leppek

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An Investigation of the Role of Experiential Avoidance in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Meaghan M. Lewis

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The Adverse Effects Periodontal Disease has on Women, Jennifer Long

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Insights of a WMU student into the particularities of non-profit organizations: Observations from cross-cultural experience in two organizations., Alyssa L. Lord-Hill

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The Honogenization of Trombone Sound Preferences: The effects of a more global society on national styles, Alyssa B. Madeira

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Activity Choice and Extinction Intervention for Escape Maintained Behavior, Ali M. Markowitz

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Personal Savings in the United States, Samanatha A. Marsh

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Mobile Device Security: Current Challenges and Existing Solutions, Hugo J. Martinez

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Programmatic Music - Senior Flute Performance Recital, Stephanie Marzolf

"The Disappearance of the Jews": A Scene by David Mamet, Benjamin R. Maters

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Improving Rapid Prototyping Through the Installment of 3D Printers in Automotive Companies, Kelly McCarthy

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Psychosocial Factors Affecting Dance Auditions, Catherine T. McGrath

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Theater Performance, Leia McWhorter-Pusateri

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Where We Shall Make Our Home: the Dutch and English Languages in West Michigan, Cody J. Mejeur

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Airline Mergers, Zachary H. Mindel

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1.10 - Phenanthroline Derivatives as Potential Antimicrobial Agents, Marcus Moses

China and the Bicycle, Nicole Mott

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International Real Estate, Jessica N. Nelson

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Two Viable Ways for the U.S. to Raise Revenues: A Discussion of a National Lottery in the U.S. and Advertising on dot-gov Websites, Lisa R. Nelson

Tranen Von Regen, Corey Neumann

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Neuromusicology and Combat-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury, Brittany Neuser

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Neuromusicology and Combat-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury, Brittany L. Neuser

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Creating a Multi-Functional Liquid Assay Utilizing alamarBlue REDOX Indicator, Victor B. Nguyen

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Integrating Alternative Energy Production into the Public School Science Curriculum, Benjamin Overbeek

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The Sound and the Fury: Comparative Sociolinguistic Studies in German, Logan C. Pecinovsky

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Salary Determination in the National Hockey League: Restricted, Unrestricted, Forwards, and Defensemen, Kevin Peck

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Animal Training/Rehabilitation for Animal Abuse, Jessica N. Pence

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Local Identity, Melissa A. Phizacklea

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The Use of Excess Aircraft as Maximization of Resources, Jean Paul Pion Garcia