Honors Program Theses

 

The University Honors Program is an intellectually stimulating and socially nurturing community of students of exceptional academic achievement. Every honors student has the opportunity to complete undergraduate research during their time at UNI by writing a thesis. Students work with faculty members in their major or area of interest to develop and conduct a study during either their Junior or Senior year.

From this page, you can browse our Honors Program Theses by academic department or by the year of completion Some theses and dissertations are not eligible for open access.

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Submissions from 2019

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Construction of CRISPR/Cas9 vectors for directed mutagenesis of Fusarium graminearum, Rebekah Akers Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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College students' awareness and utilization of campus sexual health resources, Emma A. Alman Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The relation between disordered eating, stress, and anxiety in first-year college women, Jenna K. Anderson Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Analysis of leukocytes in Ebola infected skin explants, Alyssa J. Deuso Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The effects of strain-counterstrain on chronic ankle instability: A validation case study, Samantha Dewey Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Determining and addressing the needs of transracial Korean adoptees in higher education, Alison Yoo-Jung-Kim Dickinson Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Crafting culture: The impact of women artists in Mexican folk art, Jordan Edberg Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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How evangelical ministries create social identity on college campuses: An analysis of The Salt Company, Hannah Gregor Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The effect of arch height on variances in gait phases: A kinematic analysis, Mackenzie J. Haag Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Integrating movement in the elementary classroom: Creating innovative materials that incorporate movement with content areas, Hannah Kristine Harrison Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Summer melt and socialization: Informing retention strategies for higher education, Cecelia Alice Hawbaker Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Where was I?: Engagement strategies for students with attention deficit disorders, Brenna L. Herrmann Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Synthesis and characterization of Cp2Ru2(dppm)2(CH3)2, Nina Jocic Honors Program Thesis (Electronic Copy Not Available)

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Learning and literacy in music: activities for integrating children's literature into the elementary general music curriculum, Taryn Jeanette Kroymann Open Access Honors Program Thesis 2019 Award

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Finding the fantastic in Magic: The Gathering: Rhetorics of fantasy and collectible card games, Tait Larson Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The effect of math tracking on students' growth mindsets, Amber Lawrence Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Effects of political ingroup/outgroup rejection on behavior and physiology, Hannah Rose Lentfer Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Can human rights be ignored for a price?: An analysis of lobbying power and U.S. foreign policy towards human rights, Collin Lint Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Case study in the emotional and social benefits of joining a women's organization in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Hailey Lorenzen Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Communicating the status of Alzheimer's disease treatment research to the general public, Abigail Manderfield Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Foreign-born workers' effect on agricultural industry in Iowa, Hannah McDevitt Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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"It's important to just have your voice heard": Young voters' change perception of political efficacy, Christopher Matthew Merck Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Work-related outcomes and organizational commitment, Mushaun Miller Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Intrinsic vs extrinsic job search factors: What is more attractive to the younger workforce?, Danielle Nardini Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The effects of fluoride on macrophage THP-1 cellular functions, Ashlee Renee Osier Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Informed hearing loss prevention for Theatre UNI, Mallory Park Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Synthesis and coupling schemes of naphthalimide compounds with target drugs, Kaitlyn Parrott Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Silyation of carbon-hydrogen bonds using diruthenium catalysts, Joshua Wesley Prybil Honors Program Thesis (Electronic Copy Not Available)

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The impact of chronic poverty on children's behavioral health and learning outcomes, Anna Catherine Rasmussen Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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System for retrieval of data on adverse drug reactions, Mohammed Rawwas Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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She's not allowed to do that: performing stigmatized same-sex sexuality, Orion Lee Risk Open Access Honors Program Thesis 2019 Award

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The relationship between psychological factors and the gait analysis of a total knee arthroplasty patient: A case study, Tyler S. Rogers Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The anthropological significance of Knockloon Hill, Emma Rosentrater Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Wandersoul of the South: Situating 20th century Alabama poet Clement Wood in a literary tradition, Skye Rozario Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Factors influencing attitudes toward survivors of brain injury, Carrie Nicole Shea Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Genetic analysis of a parasite contact zone in the southwestern United States, Tanner Storbeck Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Inhibition of the P2X7 receptor and its effects on epithelial cell actin distribution and fiber size, Shayla Warrick Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Vinyl advertisement in the UNI Bookstore windows, Emma Wilker Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The domestic impacts of industrial wind energy in the United States, Collin John Woods Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2018

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The effects of strain-counterstrain on patients with trapezius muscle conditions: A critically appraised topic, Cassandra Renee Adamson Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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A narrative study: Utilizing personal strengths to manage foreign language anxiety, Lauren Anderson Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Imágenes de identidad: Student expressions of identity and culture in the college Spanish classroom, Elizabeth Bair Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Determining arts consumers' motivations: Marketing to patrons of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Anna Baughman Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Structured dance routines as an effective form of supplementary treatment for the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, Kate Bergin Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Can God Know Tomorrow?, Jacob Kristian Bergman Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A graphical file system visualization tool for operating systems, Jacob Bundt Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Organized Gaming and Its Effect on Collegiate Academics, Mark Cochran Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The rise of social media marketing: How an entire industry has transformed, Ryan Steven Doser Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The use of mod in Old English: Tracking semantic drift in the Anglo-Saxon period, Joanna Eyanson Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Personality in politics, Rachael Fix Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Analysis of vibrational modes of chemically modified tone wood, Madison Flesch Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Van der Waals interactions in ultrafine nanocellulose aerogels, Byron John Fritch Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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"Night Devils:" An exploration of identity in a long form adult novel, Johnathan Cody Galbreath Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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An examination of the moderating role of hormones on the relationship between sleep patterns and mood regulation, Claire A. Guderjahn Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A study in positive psychology: An analysis of pictured victims and empathetic reaction, Alyssa Hanken Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Effective leadership: Prior research vs. the millenials, Marissa Heinzerling Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The effect of asthma on transitions to college: An exploratory study, Meghan June Hirsch Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Attitudes on education policy in Iowa, Sarah Lois Hofmeyer Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Biotech fever: Market overreaction to FDA clinical trials, Ethan J. Hugstad Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Effect of extracellular ATP on cellular actin fibrils' location and characteristics, Dianna Huisman Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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"Perks and produce of the Panther Plot": A multi-component program to engage UNI first-year Cornerstone students in local foods, gardening, and food system sustainability, Lauren Janning Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Variations in state higher education grant programs: Potential reforms from a case study, Rachael Johnson Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The propitious puzzle for small business owners: Understanding the Section 199A deduction, Kameron Elizabeth Kehoe Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The intercultural communication of the business world: A review of the literature and application to Colombian and English-speaking professionals, Anna Colleen Kelly Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Does folic acid compete with glutamic acid at the postsynaptic membrane NMDA receptor?, Amanda Nicole Koenig Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Learning to write, writing to learn: Cedar Valley High School teachers' use of formative assessment, Kenna Marie Koster Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Adapting curriculum for autism in art education, Melanie Jo Lambert Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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New insights into the "manna from heaven" hypothesis, Clare Laubenthal Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Money matters: An analysis of campaign finance in United States House of Representatives elections, 2010-2016, Destiny Leitz Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Comparison of two levels of inpatient dysphagia treatment dosages on swallowing outcomes, Paige Licht Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Marriage premium among homosexual men in the United States, Cole Robert Malcolm Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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President Trump's transgender military ban: A legal analysis, Kailee Martens Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Factors influencing academic performance: A study of predicting student performance at a regional comprehensive university, Hannah Martin Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Literature review: Analyzing the reasons behind the long-standing debate of evolution and religion in America, Michelle Kathryn Matchell Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Pre-service teachers' attitudes of students with chronic pain, Katelyn A. Melcher Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

NMDA: Review and clinical implications for potential cognitive deficits, Madison A. Miller Honors Program Thesis (Electronic Copy Not Available)

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Resale value of individual sets of Magic the Gathering, Nichole Bolas Mlodzik Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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English proficiency and earnings of U.S. immigrants, Toni F. Moeller Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Avoiding heteronormativity: Breaking barriers in the English classroom: A potential model for a teaching workshop, Jessica Morris Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Representations of health and wellness in children's literature, Emily Kate Murphy Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The effectiveness of encouraging habilitation in adults with wearable activity trackers, Ashley Norem Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The role of the University of Northern Iowa carillon: A study in the future purpose of a campus landmark, Samuel Thomas Ogilvie Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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An analysis of equity-linked insurance pricing, Clara C. Ortgies Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Misconceptions of HR: An analysis of post-millennials' thoughts before entering the workforce, Sarah Paukert Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Motivation to engage in occupational therapy, Karla Peterson Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Detection and determination of food residues in Native American pottery, Katherine A. Plotzke Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Intercalating transition metals in tantalum disulfide nanostructures, Madeline Christine Roach Honors Program Thesis (Electronic Copy Not Available)

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Beyond refuge: Testimonial injustice and female refugees, Gabriella Ruggiero Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Rates and patterns of evolution in a duplicated genome in the family Catostomidae, Megann Michelle Schmidt Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Chiropractic usage among college students: An extended literature review, Elizabeth A. Schwenker Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Occupational therapy in cancer rehabilitation, Cassandra Sells Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Prebiotic potential of aerosols, Emma Rae Shipley Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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La discriminación contra los Latin@s, Lauren Swan Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Exploration of counter examples of balanced sets, Jake Allen Weber Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A song to remember : The effects of music therapy on individuals with Alzheimer's disease, Gabrielle Woods Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2017

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Organizational culture: An analysis of the aggregate impact on financial performance, Arijan Alagic Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Masculinity, dress, and power: A theoretical intersection, Parker Bennett Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The business of fraud, Jessica Marie Berkshire Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Magnetic behavior of bulk and nanostructured MnxTaS2, Lucas Paul Beving Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Formation of Titan aerosol from CO and CH4, Tate Christensen Open Access Honors Program Thesis