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 2009

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SELF-PORTRAIT AS WESTERN SADDLE, Casey Thayer

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AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF THE SENIORITY RIGHTS CULTURE WITHIN SEVERAL MID-SIZED MICHIGAN POLICE DEPARTMENTS, Michael E. Walleman

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Miss Those Men, Sarah J. Wangler

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Inhabiting God's Dream: A Universal Oxherder's Quest, Benjamin J. Wielechowski

Theses from 2008

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IDENTIFICATION OF YEAST AND YEAST-LIKE FUNGAL SPECIES IN THE UPPER MIDWEST USING PHYSIOLOGICAL AND DNA SEQUENCE DATA, Scott Eric Danneman

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The Prophesist, William Robert Davie

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EFFECTS OF PROBLEM SOLVING IN THE HIGH SCHOOL HEALTH OCCUPATIONS CLASSROOM ON CONFIDENCE AND UNDERSTANDING, Ronda Manninen

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A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT TO IMPROVE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS' SUCCESS VIA ORGANIZED BIOLOGY NOTEBOOKS, Wendy Hill Manson

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STUDENT AND TEACHER PERCEPTIONS ABOUT USING ACCOMMODATIONS IN THE GENERAL SCIENCE CLASSROOM, Rhonda Lee McKimpson

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The Storyteller, Susan Renee Page

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A CASE STUDY ON ATTRIBUTION RETRAINING AND SELF-EFFICACY IN A HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING SETTING, Heather Laurel Pickett

Theses from 1977

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Population Biology of the Masked Shrew, Sorex cinereus, in Hardwood Forest Areas of the McCormick Experimental Forest, Marquette County, Michigan., Thomas J. Anderson

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A Limnological Study of Three Lakes in Marquette County, Michigan, Gerald L. Bills

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Study of the Electronic Substituent Effects on the Homogeneous Isomerization of Substituted Phenylcyclopropanes with Rh(I) Catalysts, Raymond Edwin Chamberlain III

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A Comparative Study to Determine the Relative Proficiency in Mechanical Writing Skills Exhibited by Business Communications Students., Gail L. Cornel

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F. Scott Fitzgerald's Gold-Plated Bitches, Frederick R. Defauw

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Model Program to Meet the Needs of the Cerebral Palsied Residing in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan: An Interdisciplinary Diagnostic Team Approach, David Featheringill

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Lead Concentrations and Isotope Ratios in Rocks from Marquette County, Cinderella Leung Gagnon

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Dissociation and Self Condensation of Phthalides, Steven Dallas Gagon

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A Follow-Up Study of the 1974, 1975, and 1976 Graduates of the Steno/Secretaroa; Co-op Related Class at Ishpeming, Michigan., Barbara M. Gauthier

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Ethnobotany of Michigan's Upper Peninsula: A Limited Survey of Current Plant Uses, Steven J. Gill

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Ethnobotany of Michigan's Upper Peninsula: A Limited Survey of Current Plant Uses., Steven J. Gill

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Role and Training of Teacher Aides: A Teacher Aide Handbook for Joint School District No. 1, Silver Lake, Wisconsin, Perry K. Hellum

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Parental Assessment of Educational Goals and Objectives in the Sault Ste. Marie Elementary Schools., Arthur H. Hutton

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Reorganization Study, Adams Township and Portage Township School Districts., Paul D. Kimball

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A Relationship Between Teachers' Contract Provisions and Individual Teachers' Needs Ranked According to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs., Page N. Nicolson

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A Survey of Parent and Teacher Attitudes Toward Discipline in the Public Elementary Schools of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario., George W. Pateman

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Catalysis Study of an Enzyme, Maureen Ross

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A Study to Determine the Relationship of a Family Financial Management Mini-Course to First-Year Bookkeeping/Accounting Achievement., Patricia A. Rudness

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Isolation of Some Neutral Compounds Associated with the Stem of the Flax Plant Linum usitatisssium, Robert J. Schock

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A Study in Meditation: Implications for Learning., Franklin E. Shurtliff

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An Evaluation of the Geography Program an Michigan Technological University Based on an Analysis of the Attitudes of Selected Graduates, Robert C. Stinson

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Hamtramck, Michigan, A Study in Ethnic Geography., William J. Szpont

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A Follow-Up Study of the 1974 and 1975 Graduates of the Vocational, Block-Time Distributive Education II Class at Ishpeming High School, Ishpeming, Michigan., John W. Tripp

Theses from 1976

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Locations of RNA Activity on Muntiacus muntjak Chromosomes, Robert Artwich

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Force and Regulation in the History of East Asian Immigration to Latin America., Steven Bendfeldt

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The Fish Community of the Lower Dead River, Michigan, a Tributary of Lake Superior, Richard E. Berg

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Overview of the Health Maintenance Organization in Relation to Issues and Legislation, Roger E. Brooks

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A Demographic Study of the Sault Ste. Marie Separate School Board, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada., Kenneth G. DeLuca

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Food of Age I Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) and Age I and II Rainbow Trout (Salmo gairdneri) in Lake Superior Near the Huron River, Fred T. Fitch

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Leeches (Hirudinea) of Isle Royale National Park, Michigan, Martin W. Grosnick

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The Landolt Reactions., Yilma Gultneh

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Analysis of the Housing Needs of the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan., Clyde W. Hecox III

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A Model Township Comprehensive Plan., John F. W. Hess

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History of the Garden Peninsula., Thomas Edward Jacques

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Study of Some Selective Reductions of 4-Androstene-3,11,17-Trione, Joseph Joel Kerbleski

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Comparative Analysis of Multi-Spectral Aerial Photography of Urban and Physical Features, Lewis L. Kubicek

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A Study of the Value of Professional Development Days, as Perceived by Selected Separate School Teachers in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario., Frank J. Orlando

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Quantitative Photometric Determination of Proteins After Electrophoresis in Polyacrylamide Gels, Viswana Pazhedath

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Student Absenteeism an Kingsford High School., Clyde D. Peterson

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The Survey of the Fishes of the McCormick Forest, Ronald A. Raisanen

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Electrophoretic Comparison of Cytoplasmic Proteins of Normal (+/+) and Tortoise (To/+) Mice, Mus musculus, Harold J. Sheedlo

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A Survey of Selected Business Firms, Government Offices, and High Schools in the Delta-Schoolcraft Counties to Determine Typewriter and Office Calculator Selection, Repair Factors, and Other Pertinent Information Useful to Business Education Teachers Within These Counties., John D. Slapp

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History of the 107th Engineer Battalion, Michigan Army National Guard, Frederick Stonehouse

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Morphology and Distribution of Fresh-Water Sponges (Porifera: Spongillidae) of Marquette County, Michigan, Susan E. Uecke

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Study to Determine Trends in Problem-Solving Behavior of Post-Secondary Eletronics Students in an Open Laboratory, Ronald Leslie Way

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Evaluation of Services Provided by the Sault College - North Algoma Campus., Donald Ralph Weeks

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Habitat and Territorial Requirements of the Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker on Nesting Areas in Northern Michigan, Douglas B. Wilde

Theses from 1975

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Cavalry in Hellenistic Greece, John G. Cebalo

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A Study of Student Evaluation and Reporting to Parents in Michigan Intermediate Schools., Laverne M. Chappell

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Ecology of the Terrestrial Vertebrate Fauna of the Huron Islands, Lake Superior, Carla W. Corin

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Ecological Survey of the Terrestrial Vertebrates of Scott's Marsh, Leonard P. Corin

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The Distribution and Ecology of the Aquatic Gastropoda of Marquette County, Michigan, Thomas E. Dingeman

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A Study of the Sault Ste. Marie Separate Schools' In-school Professional Development Days., Sam A. Fera

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Synthesis of the Esters of cis-2-Phenylcyclopropane Carboxylate, Robert Guiliani

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Biosynthesis of Anabasine in Nicotiana glauca, Pawan K. Gupta

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Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Communication: A Descriptive Analysis of Humanistic Speech Communication Education in Michigan and its Application an Elk Rapids High School., Howard Jerry Hockstad

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Study of the Oxidation of Phenols and Catechols by Copper-Amine Catalysts, Joyce V. Niessen

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Effects of an Increasing Deer Herd on Vegetation in a One Mile Square Enclosure, Duane Philipps

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Public Television Viewer Reaction and Implications for Broadcast Administration in Michigan's Upper Peninsula., Scott King Seaman

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Classroom Utilization of the Results of the Michigan Educational Assessment Program in the Breitung Township Schools., Robert J. St. Louis

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Study of Goal Priorities for the Iron Mountain School District., Phyllis Terwilliger

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Food of Larval Alewives in a Lake Michigan Bay and Notes on Their Distribution, Abundance and Growth, Wilbert C. Wagner

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Sex Differentiation and Hormone Directed Sex Determination in the Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush), John Charles Wenstrom

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Detection of a Blue-Green Algal Virus in Various Freshwater Habitats of Marquette County, Michigan, Gary R. Youmans

Theses from 1974

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The Effect of Business Mathematics Instruction on Student Performance in Learning to Operate Office Calculating Machines., Oluremi Raphael Aina

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Investigation of Several Aspects of the Landolt Reaction, Peter A. Behnke

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Genetic Effects of the Recessive Sex-Linked Lethal Gene, Tortoise, on the Prenatal Mortality of Mice, Francisco O. Calvo

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Competitive Physico-Chemical Studies of Some Ni (4--Methylpyridine) 4(SCN)2 Clathrates, Pay-hung Chiu

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Study of the Homogeneous Isomerization of Substituted Phenylcyclopropanes with Di-mu-Chlorotetracarbonyldirhodium (I), Pak-Wing Chum

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A Survey of the Huntington, Indiana, Employment Area to Determine Minimum Employment Requirements for Typewriting, Shorthand, and Transcription of Machine Recorded Dictation in Entry-Level Jobs., Marda J. Hoffman

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Initial Constructions of Double Oc Mutants by Double Episome Matings in Escherichia coli, Donna M. Jaksic

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Degree of Client Comfort as a Function of Dyadic Interaction Distance in the Counseling Setting., Phillip H. Knight and Carolyn K. Bair

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Ecological Survey of the Mammals of the Huron Mountain Area, John W. Laundrѐ

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Field Study of an Administrative Position: Director of Services, Northern Michigan University., Robert J. Nystrom

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Reactions to the Use of the APEX Simulated Office Program by Business Teachers in Selected High Schools in Michigan., Dennis Puisto

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Comparison of Selected Adult Business Education Programs in the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan., Richard P. Smaniotto

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Study to Determine the Effects of the APEX Office Simulation Program on Typewriting Speed and Accuracy, Sally A. Waak

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Experimental Translocation of the Eastern Timber Wolf, Thomas F. Weise

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Analysis of Organochlorine Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Lake Trout Taken from Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Marquette Fish Hatchery, Chii-ling Jeang Wu

Theses from 1973

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A Study to Determine if Vocational Education Programs Would Decrease the Drop-Out Rate of High School Students in a Selected High School in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan., Gary A. Bourdeau

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Absorption Studies of the Ni(4--Methylpyridine)4 (SCN)2 A˙ C6H6 Clathrate System, M. A. Brault

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Physico-Chemical Studies of Some Werner-Complex Clathrates, S. W. K. Chick

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The Thrust of Career Education Programming and its Implications for Business and Office Education., Lowell W. Ellsworth

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Genetic Effects of the Recessive Sex-Linked Lethal Gene, Tortoise, on Preweaning Body Weight and Growth Rate of Mice, Michael D. Erdman

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Isolation and Comparison of Elastin from the Aortas of Normal and Tortoise Mutant Mice, Charles E. Hansen

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A Study of Population Densities, Habitats, and Foods of Four Sympatric Species of Shrews, James R. Haveman

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Study of the Incidence of Stuttering Among Juvenile Diabetics, William Ogden Haynes

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Influence of Winter Weather Conditions on the Survivorship of "Canachites canadensis" in Northern Michigan, Robert J. Kueber

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Syntheses of Some Cyclopropenes and a Study of the ir Mode of Rearrangement Using Homogeneous Catalysts, Arudi Lakshminarasimhaiah Ravindra