This is a collection of works authored by students at Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Theses/Dissertations from 2015


Fitting Flow: An Analysis of the Role of Flow Within a Model of Occupational Stress, Jeffrey Alan Dahlke

Macroinvertebrate Species Richness and Density Between Modified and Relatively Natural Segments of the Minnesota River, Alexandra Dahmes


Polygonal Provocateur, Abigail Daleki

Survival of the Basque Language, Mikayla Denney


Feminist Identities: Career Choices and Experiences of College-Educated Women, Kerry Diekmann

Narrative Skills of School-Age Children with Learning Disabilities, Haley Doran

How do Additive Manufacturing Process Parameters Affect the Material Properties in Stainless Steel-Bronze Composite?, Michael Doyle


Beyond the One-Armed Bandit: Slot Machines, Gamification, and Usability, Michele A. Dressen

Protein Photo-oxidation: The Effects of Singlet Oxygen on Protein Function, Maegan Eatwell

Correlation Does Not Equal Causation: The Misinterpretation of Saccadic Abnormalities for Intoxication from Alcohol, Ryan Endersbe

From Pacifist to Monster: How the Politics of the French Revolution Changed Robespierre, Corey Ennis


Corey Ennis Honors Portfolio, Corey John Ennis

Balanchine and Cunningham’s Contribution to American Ballet, Jordan Erickson

An Overview of Evidence Supporting Primary Production of Glassware in Amarna, Egypt, Marilyn Evenmo

Prevalence and Common Themes of Sexual Posts on High School Facebook Confession Pages, Christopher Fast

What are the Characteristics of a Genius and How Does George Balanchine Relate to Them?, Alina Fatieieva

The Effects of Leaf Optics on Photodegradation of Artemisia tridentate Litter Sampled Along an Elevational Gradient, Philip Fraley

ME Senior Design Capstone Project: Genset Performance Testing Cart, Bill Francis, Aviv Chetrit, Josh Kuehn, and Leighton Gjelhaug

Precast Concrete in Minnesota Roadways, Joseph Franta

Learning Strategies Project, Nicole Friend and Kaitlyn Hunstad

The Effects of Homework Practice on Performance in Therapy: Broca's Aphasia, Tara Fruechte

Transracial Parenting: Race, Gender, Sexuality and the Lawsuit, Laura Fry


Persona Obscura: A Collection of Essays on Identity and Perception, Heidi A. Fuhr


What Is Real: The Subjectivity of Reality in E.T.A. Hoffmann's "Der Sandmann", Danielle Geistfeld

What is Real? The Uncanny in E.T.A. Hoffmann's Der Sandmann, Danielle Geistfeld


Intellectual Property: A Guide for Freelance Writers and Bloggers, Amanda Gernentz

Predictive Variables for Enhancing Intercultural Competency among Undergraduates, Katherine Gibson and Kwame Opoku Akyeampong

Erased and Invisible: Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Female Dancers in Dance Academia, Patricia Glover


"A Compromise to Help the Community": Rural Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Experiences, Rebecca R. Gonnering


Evaluation of a Home Visiting Program Aimed at Facilitating Refugee and Immigrant Children's Acclimation and Development, Laurie Lynn Grad

Impact of Nutrition Education on Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in Elementary Aged Children, Megan Groh and Lauren Alexander

Glutathionylation of Actin in the Dictyostelium Cytoskeleton, Benjamin Grosberg

A Validation of the Family Involvement Questionnaire-High School Version, Katlyn Ann Grover

Benefits of Precast Concrete Construction in Fire Prevention, Adam Gruis


Created Equal? Comparing Disturbing Media Outcomes Across Occupations, Christine Nicole Gundermann


"I looked here; I looked there; Nowhere could I see my love." The Problem of "Presence" in The Black Riders and Other Lines, Nat Gustafson-Sundell

A Comparison of the Effect of Hypothyroidism on Pressure Natriuresis in Male Wistar Kyoto (WKY) Rats and Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats (SHR), Jessa Gute


Mariah Haffield Honors Portfolio, Mariah Jean Haffield

A Case Study of Speech Therapy Effectiveness, Kathryn Haglin

Baccalaureate-Level Social Work Student Perceptions About Rural Practice, Julia Hamann and Makenzie Petzel


A Phenomenological Investigation of Clinical Intuition among Alcohol and Drug Counselors, Zach Hansen

Pre-Cast Concrete in Extreme Weather Conditions, Mohamed Hassan

Paraprofessional Implementation of Incremental Rehearsal, Rosa Hayes

The Influence of Non-Western Dance on the Healing Power of Dance/Movement Therapy, Emily Higgins

Classroom Prevalence of Methicillin Resistant Coagulase-Negative Staphylococcus Species Isolated Students, Samantha Holien


A Combination of Therapeutic Techniques: Severe Broca's Aphasia, Kimberly Ann Homan


Hood's Theory of Aging, Drew Michael Hood

Camshaft Overlap, Nathan Hoppe

Effectiveness of Floating Islands to Reduce Suspended Solids and Nutrients in Shallow Prairie Pothole lakes - Lake Titlow Case Study, Kelly Hunt


Linking Reading Assessment Data to Intervention Using the 4-Box Instructional Decision Making Model, Jeremy Husfeldt


Rachael (Igo) Bennett Honors Portfolio, Rachael Rose Igo

Students' Feminist Identification and Feminist Values at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Rachel Igo and Hailey Gorman


Is the Truth In the Comments? Anti-feminism and Anti-immigration in Norwegian Online Newspaper Comment Threads, Iselin Maria Ihrstad


Reconsidering Information Mapping and Its Ambiguities, Tiffany Jackson

Perceptions of our Multicultural Population: A Survey of Future Speech-Language Pathologists, Tia Jacoby

Precast Concrete in Parking Structures, Charlie Janssen

Bactericidal Activity of Coelomic Cell of Eisenia fetida (Common Earthworm) to Mycobacterium Smegmatis, Aleksandra Jeffrey

If I'm Not a Smoker Why Would I Listen to Your Ad? Exploring Smoking Cessation Advertisements for Social Smokers, Yuseong Jeon


How Women of Color are Portrayed on the Cover of Magazines: A Content Analysis on the Images of Black/African, Latina, Asian and Native American (BALANA), Connie Johnson


Efficacy of a Cognitive Training Program for Individuals with Moderate Cognitive Impairment: Evaluating Cognition, Erica Catherine Johnson

Dietary Macronutrient Alterations and Their Effect on Glycogen Loading and Exercise Performance, Patrick Johnson

The Benefits of Choice on Writing Performance Between Genders, Crystal Kadlec and Kier Kienholz


Perceptions of Failure in Education: Changing the Fear of Failure Through Gamification, Kathie Anne Kallevig

Identifying the Functional Role of EXC-1, a GTPase Required for Maintenance of Shape in Small Biological Tubes, Drew Kampmeyer

Effects of Ethanol Blended Fuel on Small Engines, Charindu Kariyawasan Jalath Thanth and Joshua Stumm


Behavioral Implications of a Cognitive Training Program for Individuals with Moderate Cognitive Impariment, Joseph L.D. Kennedy


Literacy Strategies Successfully Implemented by Secondary Social Studies Teachers, Kelly Killorn


Temporal Localization of Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 (Igf1) Positive Cells in Developing Hypothyroid Brain, Shelby Anne Kline


What Happens Now?: Identity and Commitment Among Lesbian Women With the Passing of Same-Sex Marriage Laws in Minnesota, Kendra Michaela Klump

A Virtual Machine Toolkit to Impelemtn Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), Rajeev Kodippily


The Impact of Performance-Based Assessment on University ESL Learners' Motivation, Kadidja Koné

Expression and Localization of the Novel Polyglutamine Protein FAM171B, Robert Kraft


Religiosity, Spirituality, and Quality of Life Among Selected University Students, Abby Austin Kreitlow

Statistical Model of Flood Damage in Southern Minnesota, Michael Kuhnly


The Relationship Between Sexual Functioning and Sleep Quality in A Female Undergraduate Student Sample, Alexander Kuka


Las etapas de transformación de la figura femenina en el exilio en Primavera con una esquina rota, "Geografías" y "Como Greenwich" de Mario Benedetti, Maria Liliana Labrador Morales


The Influence of Perceived Similarity, Affect and Trust on the Performance of Student Learning Groups, Jennifer Louise Lacewell

Legislating the Distinct Society: The Attempt to Preserve Quebec's Language and Culture, Luke Larson

Subgroup Pro-Ana, Julia Lautizi and Trae Boldthen

Classroom iPads: More than Fun and Games, Alexi LeClaire and Riley Holmes

Biocompatibility of Hydroxyapatite and Stainless Steel Alloys, Jooyoung Lee and Karleen Doering

Effect of Steroid Hormones on Neurogenesis in the Brain of the Green Anole Lizard, You Na Lee and Jaeyong Son

Estimation of Mycobacterium Avium Subsp. Paratuberculosis Viability Via Flow Cytometric Measurement of Membrane Potential, Alex Lieser

Internalization of Escherichia coli (E. coli) into Lettuce Leaves through Stomata; Bruised vs. Unbruised leaves, Jote Limeneh and Lucy Saidu

Quantifying How Long Learning Takes: A Look at Machine Learning and Blackjack, Dustin Lindquist


A Phenomenological Study of the Experience of Counseling for Women with Addictions, Jennifer Karin Londgren


Zebra Mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) Habitat Associations in Four West-Central Minnesota Lakes, April Rose Londo

Wear Properties of 3D Printed Stainless Steel-Bronze Composite, Hunter Ludwig and Tad Joel

Precast Concrete in Developed versus Developing Countries, Kledi Luzha


Children's Picky Eating and the Role of Family Environments, Maureen Lyons

Defining Picky or Selective Eating Behaviors of Children age 2-16 years and Situational Environmental Impacts, Maureen Lyons


Bdote and Fort Snelling: A Place of Frame Disputes and Contested Meanings, Jason Mack

Bedecke deinen Himmel, Zeus!* Goethe and the Quest for Individual Sovereignty, Anthony Magestro


Bedecke deinen Himmel, Zeus! Goethe and the Quest for Individual Sovereignty, Anthony D. Magestro

An Investigation of Discrimination Among Female African American Ballet Dancers in the United States, Emily Magnuson

Uprights, Robert Mahrer


A Grounded Theory of Women's Leadership Experiences in Higher Education: Navigating from the Director Level, Laura Ann Maki


Machining Strategies Exploring Reduction in Energy Consumption, Abdullah Al Mamun

The Impact of a Changing World on Modern Dance in the 1930 and 1940's America, Megan Marcy


Unapologetic Self, Aashish Maskey