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 2012

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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

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METHYLATION AND PATTERNS OF EVOLUTION IN IMPRINTED GENES IN THE MOUSE, Tori A. LaFleur

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MIGRATION OF MURINE SUBVENTRICULAR ZONE ISOLATED NEUROSPHERES, Danny C. LeBert

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EFFECTS OF PATCH SIZE, ISOLATION, AND HABITAT CHARACTERISTICS ON SMALL MAMMAL COMMUNITY STRUCTURE IN THE GRAND SABLE DUNES OF PICTURED ROCKS NATIONAL LAKESHORE, Sarah Lou Malick

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Floating Away from the Moon, Krista Mann

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Choir Practice, Terri L. Martin

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Buoys, Erica Marais Mead

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Fallout: Part One, Meredith A, Neuman

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COGNITIVE DEFICITS IN MENTAL ROTATION IN PARKINSON’S DISEASE, Debra L. Nyman

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A TWO-YEAR TEMPORAL AND SPATIAL INVESTIGATION OF QUESTING TICKS IN MARQUETTE COUNTY, MICHIGAN, Tiffany J. Opalka

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COMPARISON OF COUNTERMOVEMENT JUMP AND LANDING KNEE ANGLE: 2D VIDEO VS ELECTROGONIOMETRY, Erich J. Petushek

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Long Walk on a Strange Road, Thomas E. Rich

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AMERICAN BEAVER FORAGING ECOLOGY: PREDATION AVOIDANCE, DIET, AND FORAGE AVAILABILITY, William J. Severud

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THE COLLECTED LETTERS AND UNPUBLISHED WRITINGS OF KARIN PANKREEZ, NOVELIST ASPIRANT, Jason Shrontz

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Acts of Nature, Rebecca Tavernini

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PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES TO DOUBLE-POLE ERGOMETRY: STANDING VS. SITTING, Jodi Lynn Tervo

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METHODS TO INCREASE TEMOZOLOMIDE SENSITIVITY IN GLIOBLASTOMA MULTIFORME: MANIPULATING PARP-1 AND MGMT, Vanessa Loraine Thibado

Theses from 2010

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Effects of Gender and Role Selection in Cooperative Learning Groups on Science Inquiry Achievement, Maria Geralyn Affhalter

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Spiritual and Material Crosses in the Works of John Donne, Angela Aliff

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Junk City, Issac J. Coleman

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Grizzly Heaven, Robert R. Cole

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The Crown of Prayer and Praise: Worship in Donne's LA Corona, Erin E. Colgrove

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CHARACTERIZATION OF THE R&R CONSENSUS REGION USING IN SILICO MOLECULAR MODELING, Nethaniah Dorh

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Balore: The Jewel of the Mountain, Jeffrey C. Evans

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Shades of Clear, Daniel A. Gocella

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HEADBANGING BY PIGEONS: A SYSTEMATIC REPLICATION AND EXTENSION OF AN ANIMAL MODEL OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, Allison H. Hahn

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INVESTIGATING THE KOLB LEARNING STYLE INVENTORY’S IPSATIVE SCORES USING SEMANTIC DIFFERENTIAL AND LIKERT SCALING, Grace Eleanor Jamieson

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A Study Examining the Relationship Between High School Dropouts and Criminality at the Ojibway Correctional Facility, Scott Jette

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THE POST-FREUDIAN CASEBOOK NEURONOVEL, Krysthol Kauffman

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EFFECTS OF PD149163 ON MEDIAL PREFRONTAL CORTICAL DOPAMINE RELEASE IN RATS, Amber L. LaCrosse

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HAMSTRING MUSCLE ACTIVATION DIFFERENCES BETWEEN GENDER WHILE PERFORMING SINGLE LEG LANDINGS, Matthew Lewis

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Presidents & Assholes, Heather Luebke

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EFFECTS OF MOOD AND EMPATHY ON THE PERCEPTION OF EMOTION IN PHOTOGRAPHIC FACES, Justin P. Madigan

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Factors Affecting Predation on Wood Turtle (Glyptemys Insculpta) Nests in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Jenny Lynn Rutherford

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A MULTI-SCALED HABITAT ANALYSIS OF LICHEN COMMUNITIES ON GRANITE ROCK IN THE HURON MOUNTAINS, MARQUETTE COUNTY, MICHIGAN, Ryne Douglas Rutherford

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Tiger God, Aubrey Ryan

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DISCRIMINATIVE STIMULUS PROPERTIES OF PD149163, Candice J. Schuck

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COGNITIVE DEFICITS AND BLOOD SUGAR CONTROL IN PERSONS WITH DIABETES, Peder Henrik Seglund

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NON-INVASIVE GENETIC SAMPLING IN THE ANALYSIS OF WHITE-TAILED DEER POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS, Grant Montgomery Slusher

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INFLUENCE OF LEARNING STYLES, GENDER, SELF-RATED COMPUTER EXPERIENCE, AND AGE ON PREFERENCE FOR COMPUTER ASSISTED LEARNING VERSUS TRADITIONAL LEARNING, Sherrry A. Smith-LaBrash

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RURAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF CHALLENGES, ASSISTANCE REQUIRED, AND SUPPORT FOR POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, Joseph R. Zerbst

Theses from 2009

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Venus Spinning, Tara Acton

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Analysis and Quantitation of the Cross Presentation of Tumor Antigens Using the HIV Protein Transduction Domain Transactivating Regulatory Protein (TAT) to Alter Presentation, Jason Paul Aun

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Cease to Exit, Eric Edwin-Joseph Benac

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On Superior's Southern Shore: Land and Identity in Selected Works of Louise Erdrich and Jim Harrison, Kyle A. Bladow

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Phantom Pains, Cynthia Anne Brandon

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The Price of Water, Ajani Sebastian Burrell

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Effects of Collaborative Action Research and Biology Journaling Notebooks on High School Student Achievement, Elsa Joan Clark Clement

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Myth as Redemption in Three Canadian Novels, Elizabeth A. Crachiolo

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INTENSE ACOUSTIC STIMULATION DOES NOT AFFECT SUBSEQUENT VERTICAL JUMP PERFORMANCE IN HUMANS, Benjamin A. Crockett

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Surviving the Reservation, Rochelle Lynn Dale

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A Thicker Kind of Water, Chad R. Dobson

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Mother Tongue, Amanda Love Giracca

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FURTHEST FROM I, Anthony S. Gurriero

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EFFECT OF ANTIGENIC SITE MUTATIONS ON THE BINDING SPECIFICITY OF AN ANTI-HEMAGGLUTININ ANTIBODY TO H3N2 INFLUENZA VIRUS ISOLATES, Juliana Liambaya Hagembe

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ELECTRONIC PEER REVIEW IN FIRST-YEAR COMPOSITION, Samantha A. Hilton

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EFFECTS OF TEACHER-DIRECTED AND STUDENT-CENTERED INSTRUCTION ON SCIENCE COMPREHENSION OF EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS, Christopher Jackson

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ROLE OF 5-HT1A RECEPTORS IN THE ABILITY OF IDAZOXAN AND RACLOPRIDE TO BLOCK CONDITIONED AVOIDANCE RESPONDING, Sarah M. Jacobson

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The Spiral Unwinding, Lynne M. Johnson

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WHY CAN’T THEY WRITE RIGHT? TEACHING GRAMMAR IN THE COMPOSITION CLASSROOM, Sarah J. Johnson

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Sacrificial Luann, Michelle Kimball

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Belial's Daughter, Roseanna M. Larrin

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Pigeon Solo, Thomas Russell Laverty II

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Not Lost in Translation, Sharon Madjar

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Distant Family, Luke A. Marsy

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RICHARD WRIGHT‟S REVISION OF THE JIM CROW MYTHOLOGY IN UNCLE TOM’S CHILDREN, Michael Denny Martin

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Sexual Attitudes and Perceptions of Gendered Sexual Roles from the Perspective of Urban South African Women, Duduzile Phindile Mashinini

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THE EFFECTS OF FALL VERSUS SPRING FIRES ON HERBACEOUS PLANTS IN NORTHERN HARDWOOD FORESTS, Zeko McKenzie

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On Cortez Road My Search for One Homeless Man, Brian Robert McMillan

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GROUP COHESION AND PERFORMANCE IN UNIVERSITY CONCERT BANDS, Steven J. Miller

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A COMPARISON OF CONDITIONING LEVELS BETWEEN OFF-SEASON AND COMPETITION SEASON FOR DIVISION II WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL, Amy J. Molenaar

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The Gift of Tongues: Essays, John D. Monger

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MOLECULAR MODELING AND DOCKING ANALYSIS OF THE VARIABLE REGIONS OF AN ANTI-N6-METHYLADENOSINE MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY, Avni Patrick Nimani

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LIQUID LIES: A PLAY IN ONE ACT, Kelly L. Passinault

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Vision and Touch: Testing the Ramachandran Mirror Box, Christopher B. Robichaux

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SEASONAL CHANGES IN GROWTH AND THYROID HORMONES IN LAKE SUPERIOR BROOK TROUT, Carla A. Serfas

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THE COMPARISON OF CO-STIMULATORY SURFACE MOLECULE EXPRESSION ON HUMAN MONOCYTE-DERIVED DENDRITIC CELLS INFECTED WITH TWO STRAINS OF INFLUENZA VIRUS, Jessie M. Simmon

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OPTIMIZING HER2 ANTIGEN PRESENTATION IN THE MHC I, Trisha Rene Sippel

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EVALUATION OF THE TROPHIC ECOLOGY OF A FRESHWATER SPONGE AND TWO SPONGE PREDATORS VIA STALE ISOTOPE ANALYSES, James Skelton

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Steward of the Forest: A Bow Hunter’s Journey, Joseph K. Slocum

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MANIPULATION OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM TO INCREASE ANTI-TUMOR RESPONSE AGAINST OVEREXPRESSED HER-2/NEU PROTEIN, Horacio Soto