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


Submissions from 2015


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

Name That Disorder: Exposure to Mental Health Conditions and Their Impact on Disorder Identification, Rachel Mattick

How Rural Families Cope when a Loved one is Diagnosed with an Eating Disorder, Alexis McCall

Meritopless, Luke McCann


Outdoor Education Integrated Curriculum Program Impact on Adolescent Self-Authorship, Amanda Lee McGowan


An Examination of Eisenia fetida Coelomic Fluid for Antimycobacterial Activity, Christopher William Meiers


Traditional Methods Versus TPRS: Effects on Introductory French Students at a Medium-Sized Public University in the Midwestern United States, Rishani Samari Merinnage De Costa


Students' Perceptions of Life Skill Development in Project-Based Learning Schools, Kimberly Ann Meyer

Qualitative Analysis of Bluff Erosion and Changes in the Le Sueur River, Samantha Meyer and Nate Kirkwold


Depth of a Salesman: Exploring Personality as a Predictor of Sales Performance in a Multi-Level Marketing Sample, Colleen Rose Miller


2015 Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars Posters at St. Paul Abstract Booklet, Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars

Understanding the Fit-Ideal: Exploring How Women Who Lift Conceptualize and Experience Images of Ultra-Fit Women in the Media, Kelsey Mischke


The Muscular Female Athlete: Negotiating Conflicting Identities and Bodies, Kelsey J. Mischke

Locating the Muscle Protein FER-1: A Protein in Muscle Repair with Implications for Muscular Dystrophy, Michael Morehead

Personal Renaissance, Karen Muller

Blebbistatin Effects on Myosin Structural Dynamics, Brittany Negley


Hydrologic and Temperature Regime Influence on Growth and Recruitment of Fishes in an Upper Midwest Riverine Ecosystem, Brett Donald Nelson

Is Precast Concrete a Cost-Effective Way to Build?, Dylan Nelson

Special Education Teacher Training and Knowledge of Behavior Assessment and Intervention Practices, Jennifer Nelson and Lauren Bennewitz

The Effect of Sweeteners on Nox 4 mRNA and Protein Expression in the Rat Kidney, Logan Newman

E85, Loc Ngo, Larry Xiong, and Tom Zingsheim

Precast Concrete vs. Traditional Building Methods, Peter Nickel


The Impact of Formative Feedback on Student Motivation to Write in Eighth Grade English Courses, Dayna Nielsen


Rwandan University EFL Teachers' Perceived Difficulties in Implementing Communicative Language Teaching (CLT), Jean Bosco Ntirenganya