Northern Michigan University Master's Theses

This is an electronic repository of the intellectual output of Northern Michigan University Master's graduates and provides an organized way to preserve theses in a digital format .

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Theses from 2014

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CHARACTERIZATION OF HCMV-ENCODED CHEMOKINE RECEPTOR US28 TRANSDUCED MSU1.1 HUMAN FIBROBLAST CELLS, Danielle R. VanBeckum

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HAPTIC AND EXOSKELETON DEVICES FOR NEUROREHABILITATION OF UPPER LIMB PARALYSIS: A STATE OF ART AND A NIGHT LANDING TASK, Samantha Renee Wagner

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In a Relative Way, Gabriel W. Waskiewicz

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Where I Belong, Joy E. Weitzel

Theses from 2013

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Assessment of Attention in Vasopressin-Deficient Brattleboro Rats Using a Five-Choice Serial Reaction Time Task, Michael D. Berquist II

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Eternal Twilight, Ashley Brooke Boulton

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American Stoner, Kelly Carter

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Headbanging by Pigeons III. A Systematic Replication and Extension of an Animal Model of Psychopathology, Darin Allen Casler

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FLUVIAL AND ADFLUVIAL BROOK TROUT (SALVELINUS FONTINALIS) MOVEMENT PATTERNS WITHIN SEVENMILE CREEK AND MOSQUITO RIVER, PICTURED ROCKS NATIONAL LAKESHORE, MICHIGAN, Robert L. Cross

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AN ECOSYSTEM SERVICE-BASED APPROACH TO TERRESTRIAL VERTEBRATE SPECIES CONSERVATION IN MICHIGAN’S UPPER PENINSULA, Kristin Anne Denryter

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CHORES AND DOMESTIC LIFE IN JUVENILE LITERATURE, Tyler R. Dunn

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ECOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF CHEWING LICE IN A NORTHERN MICHIGAN POPULATION OF BROWN-HEADED COWBIRDS, Emily Shea Durkin

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Bodies Shaped in Paint and Earth, Emily Ann Engelhard

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THE MODERATING EFFECT OF FLOW BETWEEN COMPETENCE FEEDBACK AND INTRINSIC MOTIVATION, Kayla Marie England

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The Shrike: An Original Screenplay, Louis Fisk

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OVERWINTERING OF BROOK TROUT (SALVELINUS FONTINALIS) IN SEVENMILE CREEK, LAKE SUPERIOR, MICHIGAN, USA, Chris R. Gagnon

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DIVERGENT PATTERNS: RE-WRITTEN MAPS, MYTHS, AND MR(S) IN SARAH KEMBLE KNIGHT AND ELIZABETH HOUSE TRIST’S TRAVEL NARRATIVES, Ashley Alexandra Goedker

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How to See in the Dark, Nancy G. Gold

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URBANIZATION EFFECTS ON OVERWINTERING BROOK AND BROWN TROUT: FISH CONDITION AND MOVEMENT, Rachael A. Guth

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PRACTICE AND MEMORY LOAD IN A DUAL VISUAL WORKING MEMORY TASK, Joshua Louis Hoelter

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Graphic Novels: Agents of Reading Engagement, Susan Hornbogen

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DIET COMPARISON AMONG NATIVE AND INTRODUCED SALMONIDS IN A TRIBUTARY TO LAKE SUPERIOR, Julie L. Howard

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THE USE OF AN ANIONIC POLYACRYLAMIDE BLEND TO CONTROL THE CYANOBACTERIA MICROCYSTIS AERUGINOSA, Kyla Jayne Iwinski

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Bridging the Gap: Transcending Multimodal Pedagogies Used in Composition Courses to Teach Literature, Lucy Anne Johnson

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DOG-FACED DEFLORES: DISABILITY IN EARLY MODERN LITERATURE, Rebecca A. Kahl

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NON-SUICIDAL SELF-INJURY AND DISORDERED EATING IN FEMALE COLLEGIATE ATHLETES, Mariah Israel Lash

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Shadow of the Mountain, Erkki Wilho Mackey

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Ghosts of Summer, Chanomi Maxwell-Parish

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SAME-SEX VS OPPOSITE-SEX ATHLETIC TRAINERS: NCAA ATHLETES’ COMFORT AND PREFERENCE, Megan M. McCullough

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Come True, Melody McNeill

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REFLECTIONS OF MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS BY GENDER AND RACE/ETHNICITY ON OBTAINING A SUCCESSFUL SCIENCE EDUCATION, Bethany Mihalik

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COMPONENTS OF THE DICKINSON COUNTY TREATMENT COURT: WHICH ARE THE MOST EFFECTIVE?, Amber R. Miller

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Ghost Work, John Minser

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The Effects of Antidepressant Drugs on the Schedule-Induced Polydipsia, Sean Mooney-Leber

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“MY RESOLUTION’S PLACED AND I HAVE NOTHING OF WOMAN IN ME”: THE SUBJUGATION OF SHAKESPEAREAN WOMEN, Jennifer A, Nicholas

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PREVENTING IMPAIRED DRIVING THROUGH COLLEGE-BASED FREE RIDE HOME PROGRAMS, Andrew J. Nogar

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TEXTBOOKS VS. TECHBOOKS: EFFECTIVENESS OF DIGITAL TEXTBOOKS ON ELEMENTARY STUDENT MOTIVATION FOR LEARNING, Auna Oman

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GENETIC INVESTIGATION OF BROOK TROUT (SALVELINUS FONTINALIS) POPULATION STRUCTURE IN LAKE SUPERIOR TRIBUTARIES LOCATED IN PICTURED ROCKS NATIONAL LAKESHORE, MICHIGAN, USA, Jonathan J. Pearce

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Infintitesimals, Brandon Richard Peters

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THE ROLE OF MUSCLE-SYNTHESIZED BRAIN-DERIVED NEUROTROPHIC FACTOR (BDNF) IN THE HEALTH AND MAINTENANCE OF MOTORNEURONS, Emily J. Pomeroy

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THE ROLE OF NT1 RECEPTOR AGONISM IN DISCRIMINATIVE STIMULUS PROPERTIES OF A D1 OR D2 DOPAMINE RECEPTOR AGONIST, Kristoffer R. Rusch

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INDUCTION OF T CELL APOPTOSIS BY GLIOBLASTOMA MULTIFORME, Keith Zachary Sabin

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Rum Heart, Cameron Witbeck

Theses from 2012

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Between Beats, Alexander Belz

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Fruit Farm, Harger Boal

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Rise of the Volsung, Katherine Buel

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The Effects of Summer Camp on Self-Esteem and Self-Concept in Children Diagnosed with Cancer, Meghan E. Connell

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A Wild World, Cameron Michael Contois

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Changes in Knee Valgus Angle of Female Athletes During Different Phases of the Menstrual Cycle, Eric John Daniels

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THE POPULATION STATUS OF THE FEDERALLY THREATENED PITCHER’S THISTLE (CIRSIUM PITCHERI) IN THE GRAND SABLE DUNES AT PICTURED ROCKS NATIONAL LAKESHORE, MICHIGAN, Kimberly Sue Danielson

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Frontiers, Justin Lawrence Daugherty

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A MOLECULAR GENETIC ASSESSMENT OF SEX RATIOS FROM BREEDING, MIGRATORY AND OVERWINTERING COMMON LOONS, Abigail Leigh Debiak

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ENVIRONMENTAL ADVENTURES COURSE: AN ANALYSIS OF STUDENT WRITING TO GUIDE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, Chuck Santiago Delpier

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The Flora and Ecology of a Nontropical Savanna, Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras, Susan Fawcett

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Somewhere In Between, Amelia M. Gagliano

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EXPLORATORY RESEARCH OF THE K.I. SAWYER COMMUNITY REGARDING THEIR PERCEPTIONS OF POLICE SERVICE, Gabriel Lee Green

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Come with Me to Taco Tuesday: Essays and Appeals, Richard Hackler

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Do Not Resuscitate and Other Imperatives, Stacy B. Harrison

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Gate City, Andrew Hilleman

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WHAT IS THE MONETARY COST OF LOCAL MARIJUANA ENFORCEMENT?, Collin Masato Ito

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SEED TYPE, PREDATOR, AND SOCIAL INFLUENCES ON FORAGING BLACKCAPPED CHICKADEES (POECILE ATRICAPILLUS), Sayako Iwanaga

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Teeth and Claws: A Collection of Reformed Fairy Tales, Elizabeth J. Kepsel

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AN OVERVIEW OF CURRENT BROOK TROUT (Salvelinus fontinalis) AGING PRACTICES INCLUDING ANALYSES OF CALCIFIED STRUCTURES AND THE VALIDITY OF USING DIGITAL PICTURES FOR AGING, Christopher Kovala

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MARIJUANA USE AMONG STUDENTS AT NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, Guy R. LaPlante

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SPECIATION OF THE HOUSE MOUSE: GENE FLOW AND MOLECULAR EVOLUTION IN A HYBRID SYSTEM, Matthew R. Lindeman

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Ariel, The Broken, James Robert Loomis

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Cry, the Beloved Contradiction: Paton’s Colonial Legacy, Cameron Mahoney

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In Mirrors and Through Windows, Laura Mead

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The Anthem of Eddie Fortune, Jordan R. Meyers

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Gravity Tender, Darrin Moir

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In the Middle: North of 45, Susan A. Morgan

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CLASSIFICATION OF MENTAL ILLNESS IN THE 18TH CENTURY: A COMPARISON OF THE NOSOLOGIES OF CARL LINNAEUS, FRANCOIS BOSSIER DE SAUVAGES, RUDOLPHO VOGEL AND WILLIAM CULLEN, Heather Ann Munsche

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A RELATIONSIHP BETWEEN AN ATHLETE’S LEVEL OF COMPETITION AND THEIR ABILITY TO TOLERATE PAIN, Cora Rose Ohnstad

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METAFICTION AND B. S. JOHNSON’S ALBERT ANGELO, Olivia Maureen Olson

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THE USE OF SINGLE AND PAIRED SUPPRESSIVE STRAINS OF STREPTOMYCES SPECIES TO REDUCE SOILBORNE PATHOGENIC POPULATIONS OF STREPTOMYCES SCABIES AND REDUCE SYMPTOMS AND OCCURRENCE OF POTATO SCAB DISEASE, Michael Jay Peters

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EFFECTS OF 1α,25-DIHYDROXYVITAMIN D3 (CALCITRIOL) ON CULTURED GLIOBLASTOMA MULTIFORME CELLS, Justine M. Pinskey

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EFFECTS OF VARYING LEVELS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ON MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS’ SCIENCE KNOWLEDGE RETENTION, Christy L. Provost

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MICHIGAN PRISONER REENTRY INITIATIVE AND SEX OFFENDERS: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF A SEX OFFENDER TRANSITION PROGRAM, Lynda Rayburn-James

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USE OF THE PHRASE “THAT’S SO GAY” AS A HETERONORMATIVE MICROAGGRESSION, Mary K. Ross

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A SEARCH FOR AN ENDEMIC POPULATION OF IXODES SCAPULARIS IN SELECT AREAS OF PICTURED ROCKS NATIONAL LAKESHORE, Steven J. Schaar

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WORKING TOWARD A PEDAGOGY OF AWARENESS: MULTIMODALITY AND UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING IN THE FIRST-YEAR COMPOSITION CLASSROOM, Virginia M. Schminke-Yaussy

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THE BRONTЁS AND THE BEASTS: NEWLY AWAKENED SYMPATHIES AND SHIFTING REPRESENTATIONS OF OTHER-THAN-HUMAN ANIMALS IN VICTORIAN LITERATURE, Teresa Sherman-Jones

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INHIBITION OF MIR26A MICRORNA RESTORES SENSITIVITY TO TEMOZOLOMIDE, Angela G. Stewart

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Falls, Luke Anthony Thominet

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EFFECTS OF PD149163 ON WORKING MEMORY IN A DELAYED NON-MATCH TO POSITION TASK, Jennifer L. Thornton

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WILLIAM BLAKE’S VISIONS FOR THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY AND BEYOND, Lauren Vander Lind

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The Lakeland Fires, Andrea E. Wuorenmaa

Theses from 2011

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Crime and Education: College Students and Their Relationship with the Clery Act, Matthew Robert Bush

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Mothering in Prison: Maintaining Relationships through Prison Programs, Shawna Bussone

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Can the Headsprout Early Reading Program Improve Reading Skills in a Head Start Preschool Classroom?, Tracy Newton Cadeau

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The Effect of Birth Order Perceptions on the Evaluation of Personality, Emily E. Case

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EFFECTS OF PD149163 ON SPATIAL WORKING AND REFERENCE MEMORY IN RATS PERFORMING A RADIAL ARM MAZE TASK, Maureen Suzanne Donegan

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‘HELPLESSLY CULPABLE’: THE OTHER AND THE ETHICAL RELATIONSHIP IN IAN MCEWAN’S SATURDAY, Elizabeth M. Faucett

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Wise Woman Mandala, Mary Angela Formolo

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NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY: A CASE STUDY OF THE PERCEPTIONS OF FACULTY SEEKING A BALANCE OF TEACHING, SCHOLARSHIP AND SERVICE, Erica L. Goff Ms.

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American Limbo, Cassidy Lachmann Hart

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THE EFFECTS OF THE NEUROTENSIN-1 RECEPTOR AGONIST PD149163 ON VISUAL SIGNAL DETECTION TASK PERFORMANCE IN RATS, Todd M. Hillhouse

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Love in the Time of Cyberspace, Joseph L. Janca

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Under a Rock: Essays of Events Unearthed, Overlooked, and Pushed Aside, Timothy B. Johnston

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PREVENTING RECIDIVISM IN MARQUETTE COUNTY, MICHIGAN: WHAT WORKS, Katherine Frances Kubont