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


Theses/Dissertations from 2021


Caregiver Knowledge and Perceptions of Dementia-Specific Nutritional Approaches, Danielle Freitag

Web Development for Electronic Publications, Steve Gage, Nathan Graham, and Dave Pagel

Classroom Equity Research, Shivani Gautam, Justin Moua, and Mohammad Ilham Bhuiyan


Socioeconomic and Other Dynamics in the Geographical Distribution of Success in the English F.A. Cup, Edward Genereux

An Analysis of Holocaust Humor and the Jewish Healing Process, Anne Gerbensky

An Analysis of the Visual Rhetoric in the "Ladies of Rylstone Callendar.", Anne Gerbensky

The Silent Epidemic: The Impacts of Hepatitis C in the United States, Anne E. Gerbensky and Joshua J. Kerber

Voluntary Gestational Exercise Decreases Body Specific Gravity and Increases Body Length in Young Rat Offspring, Jeffery Gilbert, Chris Busse, James Mullenix, and Hyon Joo

Effect of Voluntary Gestational Exercise on Body Specific Gravity and Kidney Development in Adult Offspring, Jeffery Gilbert, Jennifer Fields, and James Mullenix


Mackenzie Glaser Honors Portfolio, Mackenzie Glaser

Recess and Play Before and During COVID-19 Pandemic: A Pilot Study, Mackenzie Glaser, Jakob Erickson-Thoemke, and Edinatu Thoronka

Evaluating Crisis Intervention Training Received by Mental Health Professionals, Philippe Goetstouwers, Tawiila Hafidh, Daniel McLaughlin, and Matthew Riewe

The Implementation of a Customized Weather Database for Use in MSU's Walter, Douglas Goodrich

Effect of Resistance Training on Running Performance, Meta-Analysis of Current Research, Nathan Goslin-Klemme


Replicant, John Grabko

Portrayal of Traditional and Nontraditional Family Structure in Children's Books, Laura A. Grabow

Linguistic Differences Between Children with William's Syndrome and Typically Developing Children, Amber L. Grams, Stacy Overman, and Chandra Burggs


Why End-of-Life Discussion Matters: A Systematic Literature Review, Emily Grandson

The Affects of Glucose on Memory Tasks in Young Adults, Jennifer Grant

Hydrologic Properties of Lake Bottom Sediments in Mills Lake, Minnesota, Mark Green

Instructional Design for Mathematics Tutoring, Ann Gregerson

Strategies for Teaching History, Sage Grothe


Peoples’ Experiences with Birth Doulas, Emily A. Gunderson

Learning about Global Elder Care Practices Through an International Virtual Collaboration, Sarah Gunderson, Hillary Erih, Megan Kurtz, Morgan Metcalfe, Oluwapelumi Solomon, and Grace Willaby


Creating the Role of Lady Macduff in Macbeth, Ashley D'Lyn Gunn

Exploring How Duration and Mode of Delivery Impacts Outcomes of Literacy Intervention, Rebecca Guss


Rebecca Guss Honors Portfolio, Rebecca Guss

Purification of DNA Polymerase, Janice Haala

The Technological Impact of Quality Production Management in the Twentieth Century, Josh Hackbarth and Aaron Brixius

Exploring Literature from the Spanish-Speaking World, Hannah Hackett

RAD Car: Restructuring of the Chassis, Chris Hadfield, Dale LaRue, and Jason Wilkie

Social Loafing as Affected by Gender, Tawiila Hafidh

Family Coping with Sudden Death, Jessica Haley, Jacqueline Gerovac, Wesley Henderson, and Kylee Jones

Exploring COVID-19 Impact on Social Inclusion in a Dementia Friendly Chorus, Cassidy Hall, Jordan Enevold, Britta Anderson, and Khadija Kamara

The Relationship Between Critical Thinking and Emotional Intelligence Among College Students, Louisa Hall

Should We Humanize Technology? A Question for Modern Society, Wu Hang

Physical Properties of Soil as an Indicator of Restoration Success, Nathan Hanke

Comparison of Lipoxygenase Isoenzymes Found in Specific Soybean Tissues, Jarod Hanson

Abundance and Diversity of Macroinvertebrates in Swan Lake and Middle Lake, Joshua Harbitz

Effects of Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone on Reproductive Behavior and Testis Morphology in a Seasonally Breeding Lizard, Jada Harley

Effects of Popular Music on Memorization Tasks, Sarah Harmon and Kristin Sandberg

Examination of the Thermal Resistance of Enterococcus Faecalis and Escherichia Coll and the Possibility of Heat Resistance Transfer, Melissa A. Harms

Ethanol-Diesel Research Project, Andy Harrigan, Chad Samp, Rebecca Wells, and Derick VanDenBroeke

Tracking the Defense of Marriage Act Of 1996: A Feminist Look Into the Congressional Debates, Amanda Hart

A Pilot Study to Determine the Effect of Prenatal Breastfeeding Education on the Intended and Actual Duration of Breastfeeding, Cindy Haugsdal

Disease Mutations and Oxidative Effects on Calmodulin Structure and Function, Ethan Hayes

An Analysis of Ancient Greek Drama as a Transcendental Dance-Drama, John Carl Heimbuch


The Effects of Therapist Expertise and Concerns of Involuntary Hospitalization on the Disclosure of Suicidal Ideations and Behavior, Zane Hensel

Relationship Satisfaction and Dependence in Dating Couples, Jovan Hernandez

Cystic Fibrosis, Laney Hewes, Zeb Kauth, Hailey Johnson, and Abby Malone

A Paleoecological Examination of Temporal Trophic Changes Through Diatom Trend Analysis at High Island Lake, Sibley County, Minnesota, Thomas Higgins

Mask Usage Behaviors Amongst the MNSU, Mankato Community, Molly Hill, Roman Parpart, Brian Swancutt, and Liberty Hombe

Wireless Data Logger, Eric Holland

Effect of Seat Height on Aerobic and Anaerobic Power in Trained Male Cyclists, Brian Holmgren


Classification of Chess Games: An Exploration of Classifiers for Anomaly Detection in Chess, Masudul Hoque

Forensic Anthropology, Anthony E. Hoyord and Pamela Gregor

The Purpose of Sound, Hui-chi Hsia

Linguistic Differences in Multiple Tellings of a Story, Rebecca Hubbling, Kelly Ritter, Amber Grams, and Meghan Culey


Factors Influencing Contraception Use in Sexual Minority Women: A Systematic Literature Review, Grace M. Hudson


The Creation of the Role of Edward Ferrars in Sense and Sensibility, Ty Hudson

Application of the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) to Detect the Presence of Phenol Hydroxylase (LMPH) Genes, Ben Hume

Improved River Forecasting Techniques: A One-Dimensional Unsteady Flow Model for the Red River of the North., James C. Husaby, Steven D. Buan, and Wendy Pearson

The Relationship Between Intramural, Club, and University Student-Athletes’ Belongingness and Motivation during COVID-19, Osadolor Louis Ikponmwosa


COVID-19 and Work-Family Conflict: A Gendered Lens Required for Developing Organizational Benefits and Programs, Qendresa Isniqi

Dietary Change Among Hmong People and Cancer Risks, Eri Ito

A Century of Racism in Minnesota, Nicole Jecha


A Century of Racism in Minnesota, Nicole Jecha


Nicole Jecha Honors Portfolio, Nicole Jecha

Family Caregiving Strategies: COVID-19, Morgan Jellinger, Alexa Lacher, Paige Jorgenson, and Isbelle Hillstead


Contraceptive Accessibility and Reproductive Outcomes in Adolescents Seeking Care at School-Based Health Centers: A Systematic Review, Jamie Jenkins


Therapist Multicultural Orientation: Client Perceptions of Cultural Humility, Sexual Identity, and the Working Alliance, Todd L. Jennings

Interpreting Goddesses of Mesoamerica, Lisa Loree Jensen


Reducing Polypharmacy in Older Adults at End of Life: The Outcome on Quality of Life, Melissa Jenson

Effects of Music on Sustained Attention in College Students Who Self-Report High and Low Symptoms of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Angie Jershe and Tina Head

Purification Of Actin Capping Protein α – Subunit Isoform Specific Antibodies, Ben Jilek

Purification of Actin Capping Protein Alpha Subunit Specific Antibodies and Immunolocalization in Murine Tissues, Benjamin Jilek


Mythology of Uncertainty, Connor Johanson

Development of a Biologically Based Control System in a Two-Dimensional Simulation Environment, Adam Johnson

Investigations of the Affect of Ta on Powder-In-Tube Nb3Sn Superconducting Wires, Adam Johnson

Glucose-Induced Enhancement of Spatial Memory in Humans, Adam Johnson and Aprajita Mohanty

End-of-Life Care Conversations: Family Care Partners Share Their Experiences About Their Loved One Living with Dementia at End-of-Life, Chandler Johnson and Abigail Larson

Patterns in Incidence of Tuberculosis in Midwest Prehistoric Populations, Jamie Johnson

An Environmental History of the Good Counsel Complex, 1912-1999, Jonathan D. Johnson, Steven C. Berberich, and Steven A. Silbermann

A Comparison Between Extroverts and Introverts and the Time Involved to take Action in a Staged Dilemma Involving a Timed Test, Laura Johnson

Customer Service in Response to Shopper's Attire, Allison Jones


The After-Visit Summary: An Opportunity for Technical Communicators, Drew Jordan


Directing Atreus: Re-Envisioning Classic Greek Theatre, Yaureybo Jordán Salivia

Comparative Analysis of Two Submaximal Predictive Strength Equations to the One Repetition Maximum Test, Christopher Joyner

Family Vigilance: Hospice Care, Madelyn Junker, Jasmine Mleinek, Macy Lund, and Jessica Nelson


Providing Hispanic Immigrant and Migrant Health Care in America: Could NPs be the Answer?, Hamabwe Kabwe

Be Safe Not Sorry: Safety Belt Use Education for College Students, Kathy Kaduce and Tracie Pernu

An Examination of Secret Legal Settlements and Their Obstruction of Justice, Heather Kaiser

The Elimination of Toxic Schools, Heather Kaiser

The Formula, Heather Kaiser and Chad Kuyper

What's So Funny?: A Reader's Theatre Examining the Reasons Why We Laugh, Heather Kaiser, Chad Kuyper, Mitch Batty, Rebecca Rick, and Cynthia Saba

Electronic Valve Actuation, Robert Kaiser, Conley Johnson, Eric Kaiser, Vong Lor, Brady Ranweiler, and Dennis Dording

Relationship Between Leisure Satisfaction and Mental Health, Melissa Kalm

Comparison of Eating Habits: Students of South Asia vs. American Students, Karishma Kamath and Waqas Jamshed

Standardized Estimation of Technology in Cultural Systems, Gary Kaunonen

Prenatal Experiences Of Hmong Women in Minnesota, Prerana Khatri KC and Gao Ja Yang