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 2014

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The Efficient Market Hypothesis, Security Analysis, and Portfolio Management, Lance Cowles

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“Additional Analysis of Previously Collected Data: Food Choices in Children with Autism”, Kristin Crinion

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Senior Recital, William Davidson

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Lead Seals from Colonial Fort St. Joseph (20BE23), Cathrine Davis

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Developing Gifts In-Kind Support for Nonprofit Organizations: Case Study on Pretty Lake Vacation Camp, Erin Denay

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Comparative Study of the Effects of Globalization on Literacy Policy in the U.S. Midwest and Senegal, Emily Diekema

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Walk-Training Increases Expression of GDNF in Pectoralis Muscle but not Diaphragm from Mouse, Erin Donovan

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Gradual Guidance and Independent Activity Schedules for Children with Autism, Amanda Driscoll

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A Cross-Cultural Study Exploring Structural Factors of Men's Sheds, Sarah Dryden

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Law 101 and Minority Languages in Quebec, Rebecca Dubord

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Total Team vs Designated Food Runner, Danielle Failla

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The SHRM Assurance of Learning Assessment and Human Resource Graduates, Alexis Fiocchi

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Project MODA, Emma Forster

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Aviation Internship Toolkit: Helping Employers Reach the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP), James Fox

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Optimization of an Ankle Loading Mechanism for CT Scanning, Krista Fox

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Resisting (and Reproducing) Language Domination in a Bilingual Kindergarten Classroom, Roxana Gamble

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Food-associated calls in wintering Black-Capped Chickadees (Poecile atricapilla) and their possible meanings., Josephine Gingerich

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The Effects of an Academic Values Clarification Exercise on Academic Performance of College Students, Dana Goetz

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Resistance to a Competing Stimulus in Color Sorting Behavior in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Prone to Distractibility, Jeremy Goldman

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Use of a Mirror Box to Improve Arm Function Post Stroke, Justin Goodrich

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Neural stem cells during embryonic Retinal Regeneration in Xenopus Laevis, tadpoles, Billy Gotama

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Visualizing Music, Thomas Grill

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Tenor Trombone Recital, Rebecca Haines

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Western at War: Western Michigan College During World War II, Patrick Hargis

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Sales Across Cultural Context, Luke Hatfield

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Plant a Seed: Gardening and Nutrition with Elementary School Students, Kaisa Heib

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From Foster Care to Becoming a Family Member, Zachary Henderson

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Correlating Periodontal Disease and Cardiovascular Disease: A Comparative Study of Research Methodology, Alexandra Hensen

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Backyard Archaeology: Informing the Southwest Michigan Community about local archaeological sites and research through the “Evidence Fund” Exhibit, Tabitha Hubbard

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The Combined Effects of Picture Activity Schedules and Extinction Plus Differential Reinforcement on Problem Behavior During Transitions, Jessica Hurdelbrink

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Assessing Nurses' Knowledge of Needle Phobia, Jessica Hurlbut

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A Critical Analysis of Infant Mortality in Kalamazoo County, Audrey Jensen

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WMU Career and Student Employment Services – present practices and future recommendations for employer relations, Amanda Jeppesen

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The Business of Human Trafficking, Elizabeth Kaczmarek

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Neuroprotective effects of Retinal Ganglion cells by specific alpha 7 nicotine acetylcholine receptor agonists and an acetylcholineesterase inhibitor, Sara Kaliszak

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The Consequence of Freedom: A Sociological Analysis of the Suicide Epidemic in Luthuania, Kyle Kaminski

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The Effects of Trauma on Brain Development in Infancy, Sasha Kellogg

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Aviation Fuels: The Importance and Potential of Unleaded Avgas, Hilary Kerkstra

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Traditional assessment vs non-traditional assessment: What Native American culturally relevant pedagogy looks like in a suburban classroom., Jamie Keyser

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Each Moment a Poem, Sarah Kidd

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The Effects of a Picture Acitivty Schedule and Functional Communication Training, Sarah J. Lett

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Dynamically Reconfigurable Miniature Golf Course, James Lind

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Factors of aggression in diagnosed psychopaths: a comprehensive literature review of biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives., Mirabelle Lindquist

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An Overview of Sensory Processing Disorder, Heather Lonkar

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Framing Identity & Change in the Experience of Interns, Bryleigh Loughlin

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Stimulating the Brain with Creative Movement in the Classroom, Theresa Lytwyn

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Ariele's Senior Violin Recital, Ariele Macadangdang

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Attitudes Towards Latino Immigrants Expressed in the Online Media, Jordan McClain

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A Cross-Cultural Study Exploring Structural Factors of Men's Sheds, Kaitlyn McGrail

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Reliability of Pure Tone Thresholds, Kara McGregor

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Senior Voice Recital, Sarah Mikulski

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The Relevance of Fraternity New Member Education Programs, Christopher Miller

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The Effectiveness Internal Auditing has to Help Improving Companies, Kelsey Miller

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!Que aproveche! An American Student's Encounter with The Culture and Language of Spanish Food, Amanda Mills

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The NFL: Growing Into its Death, Cole J. Molnar

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The Dynamics of Business Communication: a Look at Social Media Use in the Workplace, Lindsey Munro

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The Impact of Prenatal Stress on the Development of Limbic System Structures, Alyssa Murray

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Is a mutation in the homolog of CDC20 causing the zombie mutant phenotype in zebrafish, Damir Musaev

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Two-Way Dual-Immersion Programs, Monica Nealis

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Sexism Across Musical Genres: A Comparison, Sarah Neff

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Influences and Perspectives: Studying Abroad in Germany, Alexandra Nelson

Senior Honors Recital, Mark Niskanen

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Leni Sinclair & Lessons from the 60s/70s Era, Chelsie Noble

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Lack of Medicaid Funding for Occupational Therapy Serving the Autism Spectrum Disorder Population Ages 0-5 Years, Mary O'Donohue

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Rationale & Literature Review of Vocational Training Tools & Skill Implementation in Mental Health Populations, Matthew R. Olivier

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Subtalar Fusion Fixture Design and Test, Nathan Ortiz

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Teratogenic Effects of alcohol on Xenopus Auditory Hindbrain, Stephanie Palazzolo

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The Adventures of Ophelia: Using Children's Literature in the Math Curriculum, Rachel Palgut

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Art and Aphasia: A Literary Review and Exhibition, Jessica Parrish

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USG Otsego Paper Lighting Audit, Fernanda Pereira

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The Difference of Alpha Synuclein and Hook3 in Control and Multiple System Atrophy Experimental Patients, Alyssa Peterson

Never Not, Margaret Piellusch

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ParWeb: a front-end interface for cluster computing., Jacob Potter

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Development of Long Endurance Small Unmanned Aerial System, Andreas Quainoo

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Teacher Guidebook for ESL Students, Ashley Ramo

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An Examination of the Mental Health Services Provided to Students at Western Michigan University, Melissa Rex

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Labeling of retinal ganglion cells in a rat glaucoma model, Lucia Rodriguez

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Individualized Education Program Complexities for Students with Autism, Jordan Rohraff

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Autism Project: Case Study Evaluating Behavioral Interventions for the Self-Injurious Behavior of Biting, Brittani Rohrig

"Partita", a 2014 Bachelor of Fine Arts Graduating Presentation, Michele Rosemann

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Teaching Book Arts in the Classroom to Enhance Education, Leah Ruesink

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Emerging Themes in Dystopian Literature: The Development of an Undergraduate Course, Devin Ryan

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Derivatives of Hexahydroluplone, Gullan Saeed

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The Effects of Child Birth Order and Number of Children on Mother’s Supervision Beliefs and Practices, Alyssa Schramm

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Use of Mobility Devices in Developing Countries; A comparative literature review introducing the contextual factors surrounding accessibility and use of mobility devices in Ghana, Bangladesh, and Guatemala., Bethany Shadel

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A Series of Paintings Inspired by Italian Statuary, Crystal Shaulis

Is It Because of My Hair?, Pasha Shipp

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Continuous Carotenoid Reaction, Diane Simmons

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Mandatory Arrest Policy Implications and Domestic Violence, Stephanie Smith

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A Qualtitative Comparison Examining how the Educational Needs of Students with Disabilities are met in West Africa vs. the United States, Katherine Sniegowski

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Effectiveness of TSA Regulations in General Aviation, Samantha Somers

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Maternal and Neonatal Health Indicators: A Comparison Between Women Receiving Traditional and Centering (Group) Prenatal Care, Leslie Stork

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Undergraduate Students’ Knowledge about Applying to and Attending Graduate School in Speech-Language Pathology: The Effect of a Panel Presentation on the Topics, Chelsea Swadling

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Promoting Literacy in the Elementary Art Classroom, Michelle Tabachki

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Antibiotic Resistance in Wild Birds, Jordan Teachout

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Catholicism and the Crisis of Conversion, Nicole Terranova

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Asymmetric Reaction of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes in Green Solvents, William Thayer

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The Importance of Creative Movement in the Elementary School Classroom, Leah Thibaudeau

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Contesting Erasure = Progressive Representations of Queer Identities in Adolescent Literature, Andrew Trevarrow

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Protestantism, Liberalism, and Racial Equality, Abraham Uppal