At Minnesota State University, Mankato, every graduate student completes a capstone for their program. Most programs include a thesis/dissertation or alternative plan paper (APP) option, but many programs provide other capstone opportunities.

Beginning in 2009, graduate students at Minnesota State University, Mankato could elect to have their alternative plan paper, thesis, dissertation or other capstone project made available online through a digital collection platform provided by Library Services. In 2014, these electronic submissions or ETDs were transferred into the Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects collection in Cornerstone, the University's new institutional repository.

The development of this collection is ongoing as graduate students continue to elect to provide digital copies of their graduate theses, dissertations or other capstone projects to Cornerstone. If you are a former Minnesota State University, Mankato graduate student and wish to include your work in Cornerstone, please contact us .

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Documents From 2011

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Assessing the Effectiveness of the Community School Model in Closing the Achievement Gap for Low Income Students of Color: A Case Study, Suzanne Pauline Kelly

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Effectiveness of the WhyTry Curriculum with Adults Participating in a Vocational Training Program, Erika Kern

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Social Disorganization and Sex Offenders in Minneapolis, MN: A Socio-Spatial Analysis, Joseph Koncur

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Fractured Identity - The Jagged Path of Diaspora in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's The Mistress of Spices, Lisa Lamor

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Improving K-12 ELL Students' Comprehension of Academic Text, Peggy Lynn Linsmeier

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The Effects of Amount of Contact, Relationship Quality, and Types of Activities on Child Social and Emotional Functioning in a Youth Mentoring Program, Dorothy Maria Lipski

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Class Discovery and Prediction of Tumor with Microarray Data, Bo Liu

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A Functional Analysis of Elderspeak Use by Certified Nursing Assistants in Caregiving Situations, Nathaniel Joseph Lombardi

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Dying Today: Perspectives of the Modern Hospice Worker, Nicholas Jay Mac Murray

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What is the Level of Investment by International Students in the US in English Language Learning outside the Classroom? What are the Factors that Affect their Investment?, Youssouf Magassouba

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An Evaluation of Factors Leading to Mentor Satisfaction, Shannon Marie Martin

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Social Media Communications in Local Community Education Organizations: Researching and Implementing Social Media Communications for Rochester Community Education, Anna Marie Matetic

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Empathic Development of Counselor Trainees for Difficult Clients through Film and Narrative, Kristin Elisabeth Matson

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An Investigation on HIV Related Stigma to Improve HIV Prevention Efforts in North Dakota, Krissie Lynn Mayer-Guerard

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Minnesota River Basin Flood Mapping and Impact Assessment, Willy J. Mekeel

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The Life of Spanish Noblewomen in the Secular World and Their One Alternative: The Role of the Convent in María de Zayas' Desengaños amorosos, Maria Middleton

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A Study of Turkish and English Refusal Speech Acts with a Secondary Examination for Bi-Directional Language Transferrals, Morgan Jerome Moody

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Addicted Youth: The Understanding Of Smoking-Related Health Risks In Female College Students, Rebekah Agnes Ann Morris

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University E-newsletters: The Implementation of Best Practices, Paula Helen Naumann

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Cultural Intelligence and Collective Efficacy in Virtual Team Effectiveness, Pei See Ng

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Colorful Dialogue: Talking Towards Civic Engagement, Kate Olson

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Needs Assessment for A Multidisciplinary Eating Disorder Outpatient Services, Mary Beth Patterson

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Esther Tusquets' El mismo mar de todos los veranos and "Carta a la madre": The Healing Transformation of the Mother-Daughter Relationship, Julie Marie Petersen

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Factors Assocated with Employee Satisfaction in Minnesota Community Action Agencies, Kelsie Peters

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Capturing The Unseen Experience Of Asian International Students In The United States, Martel Pipkins

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Using Science Fiction to Teach Science Facts, Stephanie N. Putt

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The Role of Medical Training Background in Patient Satisfaction, Mariam Zia Qureshi

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Understanding the Role of Attachments and Schemas: A Model for Working with Sex Offenders, Carol J. Ries

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Freshman Student-Faculty Interactions and GPA: Predictors of Retention and Overall Satisfaction, Katelyn Romsa

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A Social and Emotional Learning Curriculm Recommendation for Nicollet Public School District, Christina R. Rosamond

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Reading Comprehension in the Secondary Classroom, Kathryn Grace Rowe Novotny

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Relationship Type Determines the Target of Threat in Perceived Relational Devaluation: Organizational Self vs. Interpersonal Relationships, Peter Sanacore

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Computer-Based Training: Understanding Mental Health Civil Commitment, Tiffany Sandbo

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Barriers to Using Motivational Interviewing for Lifestyle Counseling, Heidi June Sannes

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Ethic of Responsibility: Teaching Communication Students the Importance of Ethics, Jennifer Lynn Scarry-Garthwaite

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Evaluation of Health Newsletters as a Motivational Tool to Promote Exercise, JoLene Schlegel

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Recommendations for the Provision of Patient Activities, Jean Schlichting

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Increasing Capacity for Innovation through an Inquiry Approach to Instruction, Nicholas Jacob Schmitz

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An Application of a High-P Low-P Procedure to Improve Recall Memory in Elderly Patients with Mild to Moderate Cognitive Impairment, Dawn Amber Seefeldt

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A Web Based Fuzzy Data Mining Using Combs Inference Method And Decision Predictor, Shajia Akhter Sharmin

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Attraction and Motivation of Millennial Generation Volunteers by Nonprofit Organizations, Yuliya Shkuro

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Application of the TDMA Technique Toward the Size and Charge Distribution Measurement of Graphite, Gold, Palladium, and Silver Aerosols, Matthew Paul Simones

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Natural Connections: A Recommendation to Implement an Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) Program within the Shakopee MdewakantonSioux Community, Heidi Simon

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Adolescent Substance Use: Perceptions Of Parents And Teenagers, Anthony Stadtherr

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Use of Social Marketing Promotional Strategies to Create Awareness of Worksite Health Promotion Programs: A Survey of Program Coordinators, Anna Catherine Stahl

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A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Distractors Identified Through Stimulus Preference Assessment Versus Caregiver Opinion, Jonathan Steele

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Rhetorical Analysis of Public Policy Rhetoric: Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act of 2004 and 2010, Julie Ann Stella

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Homemaker to Seductress: A Content Analysis of Gender Stereotypes in Online Embedded Advertisements, Danica L. Stith

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Rapid Response Team Utilization of Modified Early Warning Scores to Improve Patient Outcomes, Nikki L. Stoffel-Lowis

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A Cross Cultural Study of Disability in the United States and Brazil, Emily Kirsten Stortz

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Shelter Program for Homeless Males with Substance Use and Mental Illness: A Strength and Effectiveness Based Approach, Kotatee Tamba

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Using Peer Review to Promote Writing Development in ESL Classes, Dira Thokwane

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Empathy of Nurses and Family Needs in the Intensive Care Unit, Jolene Marie Tietz

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Housing with Support Marketing Study Tool, Gary M. Travis

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Evaluation of Greater Mankato Area United Way's Annual Allocations Process from the Partner Agencies' Perspective, Erin A. Trytten

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Development of an Assessment Center as a Selection Method for I/O Graduate Applicants, Ting Tseng

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Kindred and A Canticle for Leibowitz as Palimpsestic Novels, Sue Vander Hook

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Motivational Interviewing Training And Provider Proficiency, Jeremy Jay Waldo

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Diversity Within Bachelor of Social Work Programs: Perspectives and Interventions, Brian Warner

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Improving Communication and Team Cohesion in a Long Term Care Facility, Jen Watson

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Investigation into the Potential Use of Windbreaks to Improve Solar Collector Performance, Michael Watts

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The Power of Service Work: Developing a Consumer Volunteer Program for the House of Hope, Inc., Darcy Wennes

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Analysis of the Genetic Structure of Bithynia tentaculata Snail Populations in Wisconsin and Minnesota, Sarah J. Whalen

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Characteristics of Patients Admitted with Alcohol Related Traumatic Injuries, Jessica Wolf

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Best Practices of a Social Worker's Role in Supporting Family Caregivers Enrolled in Hospice Care, Jessie Wolf

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Hiking, Haiku, or Happy Hour After Hours: The Effects of Need Satisfaction and Proactive Personality on the Recovery-Strain Relationship, Paige Woodruff

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Exploring the Antecedents of Organizational Citizenship Behavior in Knowledge-based Virtual Communities, Luman Yong

Documents From 2010

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Evidence-Based Programs that Address Social Emotional Learning in an Early Childhood Setting, Jihan Ali

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Teacher Training for the Implementation of the Incredible Years at GFW Elementary School, Karen J. Appel

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A Descriptive Analysis of Bookings in Sibley County Jail Between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2009, DeAnna Aufderheide

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Computer Based Training: Understanding Schizophrenia, Elli Marie Bach

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Characterization of Biofilms Formed by Mycobacterium aviumn subspecies paratuberculosis in Psychologically Relevant Conditions, Richard Brunner

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Democratic or Gendered Domain: Communication and Learning Styles in the Online Classroom, Jennifer Ann Bruns

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Family Group Decision Making Utilization, Susan Carpenter

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ESL Work Readiness Curriculum Survey, Lynda Devine

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Chronic Illness, Kelly Dulohery

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Social and Family Support for Individuals with Mental Illness, Beth Filzen

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Evidence Based Practices for Sensory Stimulation Seeking Impulsive Diagnosis, Sheena Gasner

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Addressing the Needs of the Saint Clair Attendance Policies, Nicole Goettl

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Bioinformatic and Sequence Analysis of Four Resuscitation Promoting Factor (Rpf) Gene Homologues in Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (Mpt), and Expression of the Putative Mpt rpfB in Escherichia coli., David Dale Hedlund

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Improving Organizational Practices: Learning from Direct Care Staff and Team Leads, Abigail Helget

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A Survey of Attitudes and Utilization of Counseling Services among International Students at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Anna Marie Johnson

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A Meta-Analysis of the Efficacy of Sex Offender Residential Restrictions to Recidivism, Cheryl Kack

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Program Recommendations to Fulfill Restrictive Procedures Training Requirements for School Districts, Annette M. Kleinschrodt

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WhyTry? A Program Evaluation, Tammie Knick

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The Impacts of a Project-Based Research Course: A Mixed Method Survey of Students, Alumni, and Teachers in Li-Shan High School, Taipei, Taiwan, Peiyu Lee

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Stigma Reduction Techniques/Campaigns for Practitioners in a Rural Community Mental Health Practice, Becky Mensing

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Assessing Gaps in Services for Geriatric Patients with Mental Health Needs, Angela Nelson

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The Subtle Arbitrios of Cervantes: Don Quijote as a Cautionary Tale for Leaders, Jonathan Edwin Olson

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Independent Living Outcomes Evaluation Project, Craig J. Padgett

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Filling the Gap in Crisis Intervention: Horizon Homes, Inc. Proposal for SCCBI Crisis Services, Ricki Pribyl

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Behavioral Health Self-Efficacy of Nurses in a Rural Emergency Department, Alyssa Schlager

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Investigating Compassion Fatigue and Burnout Rates Among Mental Health Professionals at Sioux Trails Mental Health Center, Lora Schoewe

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Expanding the SEA Program: Course Conception, Rationale and a Plan for Implementation, Michelle Schulz

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Anger Management for Adults: Developing an Evidence-Based Anger Management Program, Kari Velzke

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Evidence-Based Strategies and Techniques for Children with ASD, Tanya Walerius

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Does Organizational Culture Affect Employee's Readiness to Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices?, Joseph Waller

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A "Pawsitive" Influence of Animals in Long-Term Care Facilities: Animal-Assisted Therapy at St. Peter Regional Treatment Center, Hannah L. Winkler

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Defining Exemplary Children's Mental Health Services in Minnesota's Rural Communities, Melanie Wurtzberger

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Innovative Mental Health Services in Rural Minnesota: Community-based Mobile Crisis Response Services, Rebecca A. Zuehlke