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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Phosphorus Measurements in Aqueous Media Using Inorganic Phosphorus Sources as Compared to Organic Sources and Resulting Complications, Robert Underhile

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Quantitative Urbanism: A Look at Illinois Cities Using Modeling, Heather Conte

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Stage V: A Visual Interpretation of My Dreams, Timothy M. Arroyo

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The Facility Location Problem, Meghan E. Csoke

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The Use of Restorative Justice to Resolve Conflict in Schools, Marie F. Penny

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Towards an Integrated Model of the Mental Lexicon, Natawut Monaikul

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Using Plant Functional Traits to Estimate Prairie Restoration Species Composition, Rebecca Schreurs

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Water: Experience, Recognition, Conversance, Kristine O'Reilly

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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A Discrete Density-Dependent Model of the Solanum Virus, James Morgan

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Along for the Journey: Exploring the Transformative Storytelling of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams, Victoria L. Magas

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Interactions of Various Bacterial Populations with Chemical and Physical Factors from Seasonal Inputs and Outputs of Retention Ponds, Felicia A. Krelwitz

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Monte Carlo Simulation: When Should a Contestant Stop Spinning?, Gregory Horn

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"Nobody with a Good Car Needs to be Justified": Materialism and Commercialism in Flannery O'Connor's Fiction, Maria Vallas

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Plant Species and Soil Type Effects on Root Characteristics, Microbiota and Plant-soil Feedback Responses in Four Prairie Species, Charles J. Impastato

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The Effects of Predator Cues on Vertical Foraging Habits in the White-footed Mouse (Peromyscus leucopus), Caitlin Stark

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The Effects of Simulated Spermophilus Franklinii Burrowing on Prairie Soil Invertebrate Communities, Nicholas G. Brown

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The Writing is the Wall: Expanding the Means of Communication with Multimodal Approaches to Teaching Composition, Matthew Williams Schering

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Though This Be Madness, Yet There is Method In’t: Using Graphic Shakespeare Texts to Create Meaningful Engagement in the High School Classroom, Eric Kallenborn

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Fabricated Perceptions, Monique E. Perry

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Mass Spectral Imaging for Analysis of Pharmaceutical Ingredients, Abdul Majid Mohammed

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Screenplay: Joe and Ruby, Felicia Bradberry

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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All That I Am or Hope to Be, I Owe to My Angel, My Mother, Pamela Planera

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Burke, Rhetoric and The Doctor: A Rhetorical Analysis of Doctor Who, Kemp Nishan Muñiz

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Dichotomy of Self, Shelly Hokanson

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Face Value, Rebecca Moffett-Moore