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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Libraries in Battle: An Analysis of the Image of the Library in Texts by Swift, Borges, and Sloan, Elyssa M. Gould

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LEAVING NORMAL, Genean Anne Granger

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War and Return, Alexander Gubbins

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CHARACTERIZATION OF VARYING LOCAL WINTER STREAM HABITAT AND ITS IMPACT ON COLDWATER FISHES, Jesse J. Haavisto

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Diet Analysis of Burbot from Eastern Lake Michigan: 1999-2012, Casey J. Hares

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This Is the Dream-Freeze, Timothy B. Johnston

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Trends in Juvenile Delinquency, David L. Jones Mr.

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THE EFFECTS OF INDIVIDUALIZED, STUDENT-SELECTED SPELLING LISTS ON ELEMENTARY STUDENT LEARNING AND MOTIVATION, Andrea N. Kleinpaste

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"Why don't you speak ordinary English?" she said coldly: Linguistic Rebellion in "The Prussian Officer" and Lady Chatterley's Lover, Nicole R. Koroch

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IDENTIFICATION OF HCMV UL97 IN GBM CELL LINES AND A POSSIBLE ROLE FOR GANCICLOVIR, Thomas McFall

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Around the Table, Rachel E. Mills

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Her Body Breathes Into Mine, Zarah C. Moeggenberg

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MOVEMENT BREAKS: THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PHYSICAL MOVEMENT ON KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS’ RECALL OF ADDITION FACTS, Erika L. Morrison

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SOMEWHERE AMONGST THE ASHES, Keith Rebec

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Plant Community Development of Isle Royale's Moose-Spruce Savannas, Michael C. Rotter

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DISASTER SALSA, Linda A. H. Sirois

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EBBINGHAUS ILLUSION IN TOUCH AS EVIDENCE FOR THE TWO STREAM PERCEPTION-ACTION HYPOTHESIS, Erin R. Smith

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SEED BANK DYNAMICS WITHIN A METAPOPULATION FRAMEWORK: A STUDY OF AN ANT-DISPERSED SPECIES, Emily E. Sprengelmeyer

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A PHYLOGENETIC REEVALUATION OF THE GENUS GAVIA (AVES: GAVIIFORMES) USING NEXT-GENERATION SEQUENCING, Quentin D. Sprengelmeyer

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PERCEPTIONS OF OPEN-ENDED ART BY FOURTH-GRADE STUDENTS AND THEIR TEACHER, Amanda M. Swanson

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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