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Exploring The Relationship Between People And The Environment In The English Classroom, Annette Worm Dec 1992

Exploring The Relationship Between People And The Environment In The English Classroom, Annette Worm

Presidential Scholars Theses (1990 – 2006)

The power of literature may help bring the status of the environment into the minds of readers while providing the basis for people to find ways to heal themselves and their world. The English classroom can integrate critical thinking skills with nature literature to help the teenagers learn decision-making techniques and construct their own values and attitudes toward the environment


Pearl Buck Reconsidered: The House Of Earth Trilogy, Qishu Li Dec 1992

Pearl Buck Reconsidered: The House Of Earth Trilogy, Qishu Li

Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers

No abstract provided.


Connected Painted Rectangles Experiments In Quantitative Shape And Contrasting Elements, Ann Shiogi Dec 1992

Connected Painted Rectangles Experiments In Quantitative Shape And Contrasting Elements, Ann Shiogi

Dissertations and Theses

The thesis consisted of a series of paintings in which the canvases were individually painted in a predetermined way, then arranged and assembled more spontaneously in a final wall construction. Narrow limitations, such as working with only horizontal and vertical compositions and contrasting colors were specified. By working within a method or procedure, and by remaining strict to these guidelines, the ideas inherent in the paintings emerged and were then promoted. The dominant ideas that developed out of the process of making the paintings were the use of both "found" shapes -found in leftover lengths of support material-and "found" means ...


An Analysis Of The Utilization Of Power By Florence Nightingale 1856-1872, Louise C. Selanders Dec 1992

An Analysis Of The Utilization Of Power By Florence Nightingale 1856-1872, Louise C. Selanders

Dissertations

This historical analysis sought to determine the types of power utilized by Florence Nightingale while providing leadership to major reforms and how these power acts were implemented- The scope of the study was her productive post- Crimean years from 1856 through 1872. Events which were examined included the reform of the health of the British Army including the Royal Commission, the establishment of modem, secular nursing education and the establishment of public health standards in India during British colonization.

The power acts were examined relative to the constituents of power defined by Dahl (1957). The source of power contained subsets ...


The Psalmody Of Monteverdi : Choral Settings Of The Vesper Psalms Cx And Cxi, Matthew Alan Hafar Dec 1992

The Psalmody Of Monteverdi : Choral Settings Of The Vesper Psalms Cx And Cxi, Matthew Alan Hafar

Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


An Exploration Of Voice And Verse: The Poetry Of Mary Barnard, Molly O'Hara Ewing Dec 1992

An Exploration Of Voice And Verse: The Poetry Of Mary Barnard, Molly O'Hara Ewing

Culminating Projects in English

The poetry of Mary Barnard has been largely ignored by scholarly and literary society since she began writing in the 1920's. This is due in part to her variety of subjects, themes, and forms, as well as to her relatively small output. Nevertheless, it comprises an important contribution to the development of American poetry in the twentieth century, a fact which has been acknowledged by her peers such as Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, William Stafford, and Sam Hamill. This study of her poetic development identifies and examines several important aspects of and influences on Barnard's verse in order ...


Byzantium And France: The Twelfth Century Renaissance And The Birth Of The Medieval Romance, Leon Stratikis Dec 1992

Byzantium And France: The Twelfth Century Renaissance And The Birth Of The Medieval Romance, Leon Stratikis

Doctoral Dissertations

This work hopes to fill the need for a complete treatment of the question of possible influence of the Hellenistic and Byzantine romance on the Old French romance of the twelfth century. Adopting a traditional historical approach, along with a consideration of symbols and motifs, it hopes to trace the coherent development of a genre from the Hellenistic world of the beginning of our era to the religious milieu of early Christianity and ultimately to the translation centers of monasteries and ports and the courts of Western Europe at the time of the Crusades. We conclude that, far from composing ...


A Survey Of A Number Of Megalithic Grave Complexes In Tamil Nadu, South India, David K. Mcconkey Dec 1992

A Survey Of A Number Of Megalithic Grave Complexes In Tamil Nadu, South India, David K. Mcconkey

Master's Theses

This study compares and contrasts a number of Megalithic cemeteries from South India. The project involved the mapping of a number of cemeteries from the Lower Moyar Shelf. I then compared and contrasted them to the cemeteries of the upper Nilgiris.

Some have suggested that these two regions had very limited contact with one another. From the evidence that I have gathered I now believe that they were wrong. There is a strong continuity in grave types between the lower regions and the upper Nilgiris, which I believe demonstrates some degree of contact. I also believe that based on the ...


An Analysis Of The Artifacts From The Historic Components Of The Elam Site (20ae195), Allegan County, Michigan, Mary Lynn Jeakle Dec 1992

An Analysis Of The Artifacts From The Historic Components Of The Elam Site (20ae195), Allegan County, Michigan, Mary Lynn Jeakle

Master's Theses

This study involved the analysis of the historic artifacts recovered from the excavation of the Elam site (20AE195) during the 1978, 1983, 1985, and 1987 field seasons, conducted by Western Michigan University.

The results of the analysis indicate that there were at least two pre-twentieth century historic occupations of the site. The first dates between A.D. 1680-1770, and was a transient and probably repeated usage of the site by Potawatomi Indians. The second dating to approximately A.D. 1840, is possibly the short term, temporary residence of an unknown fur trader, prior to settlement of the area by Americans.


Expositeo Attonis Episcopivercellensis In Epistolam Sancti Pauli Ad Romanos: Introduction And Partial Text, Steven R. Cartwright Dec 1992

Expositeo Attonis Episcopivercellensis In Epistolam Sancti Pauli Ad Romanos: Introduction And Partial Text, Steven R. Cartwright

Master's Theses

Manuscripts of the commentary of Atto of Vercelli on the Epistle of Saint Paul to the Romans were transcribed and collated, and a critical edition of the commentary, from the Prologue to Atto’s comments on chapter two, verse thirteen of the biblical text, was produced, noting textual variants, Scriptural quotations, and Patristic sources. This edition was compared with previous editions of the commentary, and variants were listed. A comparison was made with manuscripts of another commentary on Romans which was paraphrased from Atto’s, and similarities and differences were noted.

Microfilms of two manuscripts were used in the transcription ...


Leadership And Administrative Tasks Of Secondary Choral Music Educators, Sharon G. Rush Dec 1992

Leadership And Administrative Tasks Of Secondary Choral Music Educators, Sharon G. Rush

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The problem of this study was the inconsistency between perceptions of secondary choral music educators and college and university choral music professors pertaining to needed leadership and administrative training in undergraduate music teacher education programs. The main purpose of this study was to attempt to develop a list of recommendations pertaining to necessary leadership and administrative tasks of music education majors. Two subpurposes of this study were: to help university and college school officials evaluate the present curriculum and adjust it to help meet the needs of their music education graduates; and to help expand the limited literature base concerning ...


How Gothic Influences And Eidetic Imagery In Eight Color Plates And Key Poems By William Blake Figuratively Unite Body And Soul By Dramatizing The Visionary Imagination, Honor Penelope Vallor Nov 1992

How Gothic Influences And Eidetic Imagery In Eight Color Plates And Key Poems By William Blake Figuratively Unite Body And Soul By Dramatizing The Visionary Imagination, Honor Penelope Vallor

Dissertations and Theses

A study of Gothic influences and eidetic imagery evident in eight Blake color plates to demonstrate that, when interpreted together with key Blake poems, unity of body and soul can be accomplished by means of the visionary imagination.


Boardinghouses, Parties And The Creation Of A Political Society: Washington City, 1800-1830, Cynthia Diane Earman Nov 1992

Boardinghouses, Parties And The Creation Of A Political Society: Washington City, 1800-1830, Cynthia Diane Earman

LSU Historical Dissertations and Theses

Washington's elite society was a political society where members of Congress, the president, members of his cabinet, Supreme Court justices, and members of the diplomatic corps met with members of the press, and other visitors to the capital, and long term residents came together to form a unique society. This study evolved from the premise that James Sterling Young's view of Washington City was flawed. Three questions guided this project: How did Washington change over time?; Why were specific boardinghouses chosen?; and What role did elite wives play in the Washington community? Washington's elite community was by ...


Perceptions Of China And The Chinese People In The British Periodical And Newspaper Press, 1860-1900, William M. Stegemeyer Nov 1992

Perceptions Of China And The Chinese People In The British Periodical And Newspaper Press, 1860-1900, William M. Stegemeyer

Dissertations and Theses

Few historians have examined the portrayals of China by British writers during the nineteenth century. Although Britain lead all other western powers in the penetration, exploration and exploitation of the Chinese Empire during the nineteenth century, British perceptions of China, particularly during the critical final decades of the century, have only been presented as small parts of larger comprehensive surveys of western images of China. Historians agree that as a result of Britain's active role in China, British writers were the leading transmitters of information about China to the West, especially after the formal 'opening' of China by treaty ...


The Organ Works Of Hindemith, Angela Denise Brame Aug 1992

The Organ Works Of Hindemith, Angela Denise Brame

Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers

No abstract provided.


Walking Percy's Tightrope : From Alienation To Affirmation, Karen Y. Carter Aug 1992

Walking Percy's Tightrope : From Alienation To Affirmation, Karen Y. Carter

Master's Theses

Walker Percy's Binx Bolling, of The Moviegoer, and Will Barrett, of The Last Gentleman and The Second Coming, are two Southern existential seekers who move from alienation and despair to create lives of meaningful commitment with the promise of fulfillment. Because of their similarities, we can trace a development in Percy's fiction which parallels the questor's development. These three books move from a preoccupation with death-in-life to a discovery of self and on to individual and cultural rebirth. Thus, The Moviegoer (1960) is about alienation and despair; The Last Gentleman (1966) is about the possibility of human ...


Tristram Shandy And The Discursive Self, Susan Denman Breeden Aug 1992

Tristram Shandy And The Discursive Self, Susan Denman Breeden

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Hoboes And Vagabonds: The Cultural Construction Of The American Road Hero, Jeffrey S. Brown Jul 1992

Hoboes And Vagabonds: The Cultural Construction Of The American Road Hero, Jeffrey S. Brown

History Master's Theses

From the early traditions of Natty Bumppo and Huck Finn to the more modern images drawn from John Dos Passos and Jack Kerouac, the journey motif has long been a stable of American literature. This thesis explores the origin of the modern road hero in American culture at the turn of the twentieth century along two divergent lines. The first is the configuration of the hobo as a heroic rebel, and the second is the making of the bohemian/intellectual vagabond.

The first part of this investigation, by considering a diversity of cultural forms and viewpoints, attempts to paint a ...


Selected U.S. Supreme Court Cases Viewed Through The Lenses Of The Lutheran Two Kingdoms Doctrine, Larry Hendricks Jul 1992

Selected U.S. Supreme Court Cases Viewed Through The Lenses Of The Lutheran Two Kingdoms Doctrine, Larry Hendricks

Master of Divinity Thesis

The aim of this research is to prove how the Lutheran traditions (Scripture, Luther's writings, the Confessions, and Lutheran statements) to the citizen of a twentieth century democracy can help form a perception of selected cases of the Supreme Court of the United States in the light of the Two-Kingdom Doctrine of Luther. Certain Supreme Court decisions concerning the First Amendment of the United States Constitution will be chosen for their importance to the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.


The Passion Of Doctor Voke, Luke W. Reese Jul 1992

The Passion Of Doctor Voke, Luke W. Reese

Graduate Thesis Collection

Score of tragic opera


Prairie Paupers: North Dakota Poor Farms, 1879-1973, Steven R. Hoffbeck Jul 1992

Prairie Paupers: North Dakota Poor Farms, 1879-1973, Steven R. Hoffbeck

Theses and Dissertations

This study examines the history of county poor farms in North Dakota and places them within the wider perspective of poor relief in the United States.

North Dakota inherited its system of poor relief from the Elizabethan and American colonial poor laws. Poorhouses were a part of poor relief practices that also included local responsibility, outdoor relief, indenture of paupers, the poor list, expulsion of non-resident paupers, pauper burial, discouragement of vagrancy, and family responsibility for the poor.

Chapter One outlines Elizabethan poor laws and poor relief in the American colonies. The increase in numbers of poor farms in the ...


The Web, Francis L. Olson Jul 1992

The Web, Francis L. Olson

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

A thesis presented to the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences at Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in English by Francis L. Olson in July of 1992.


A Responsive Evaluation In Two Hampton Roads Museums: The Development Of A Performance Assessment System For Museum Volunteers, Joan Fishman Hecht Jul 1992

A Responsive Evaluation In Two Hampton Roads Museums: The Development Of A Performance Assessment System For Museum Volunteers, Joan Fishman Hecht

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

The purpose of this study is to evaluate volunteer performance in two Hampton Roads museums. The research question was: How can managers of museum volunteer services evaluate volunteer performance? The research design was a naturalistic, responsive, utilization-focused evaluation in response to the research question. The data was collected with a systematic examination of volunteer performance activities using techniques of in-depth interviews, participant observations, a questionnaire, documents and records. The data was analyzed by categorizing, sorting and characterizing the categories, conducting member checks, and prioritizing the data. Triangulation was used to verify the collected information. This study determined important traits, performance ...


The Riga Mission: The Reports Of The First American Outpost On The Soviet Border, 1924-1933, Jeffrey Acosta Jul 1992

The Riga Mission: The Reports Of The First American Outpost On The Soviet Border, 1924-1933, Jeffrey Acosta

History Theses & Dissertations

From 1917 to 1933, the United States did not recognize the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. In 1920 the United States established conditions for recognition. First, the Soviet Union had to pay all debts owed to the United States government and its citizens by previous Russian and Soviet governments. In addition, all propaganda and subversive activities sponsored by the Soviet Union in the United States had to cease. During this period, the Division of Eastern European Affairs (DEEA) studied and collected data about the Soviet Union from its main "outpost" at the United States Mission in Riga, Latvia. The Russian ...


Understanding Photographic Representation : Method And Meaning In The Interpretation Of Photographs, Gerald John Davey Jul 1992

Understanding Photographic Representation : Method And Meaning In The Interpretation Of Photographs, Gerald John Davey

Theses and Dissertations

The "linguistic turn" in early twentieth-century philosophy established that through language we not only live in a world but create it as well. Language, in this sense, incorporates the entire range of media and cultural artifacts through which we create and share meaning. In contemporary post-industrial societies, photographic images play a central role in communicating and creating the world in which we live. In part, this increasingly visually oriented culture is possible because we tend to equate what we see in photographs with what is real. Photographs, however, bring to light a vision of the world, not the world itself ...


The Concept Of Monism In Navajo Thought, Viola F. Cordova Jun 1992

The Concept Of Monism In Navajo Thought, Viola F. Cordova

Philosophy ETDs

The concept of Wind as an underlying and unitary force in a Navajo conceptual scheme, as presented primarily in the work of James R. McNeley (Holy Wind in Navajo Philosophy), is used as a means of exploring the possibility that the philosophical theory of monism may serve to explain basic Navajo cultural perspectives.

The study shows how philosophical method--analysis of conceptual notions and their implications--may enhance understanding of the many works on the Navajo presently offered through anthropological and ethnological research.

The idea that Native Americans share a view of the universe as "one thing" has been mentioned by many ...


The Effects Of Music Listening And Progressive Muscle Relaxation On The Anxiety Level Of Adjudicated Adolescent Males In A Residential Treatment Setting, Ned David Gladfelter Jun 1992

The Effects Of Music Listening And Progressive Muscle Relaxation On The Anxiety Level Of Adjudicated Adolescent Males In A Residential Treatment Setting, Ned David Gladfelter

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of music listening and progressive muscle relaxation on the anxiety level of adjudicated adolescent males. Sixty-five delinquent, adolescent males in a residential treatment facility took part in either a music listening treatment, a progressive muscle relaxation treatment (Bernstein & Borkovec, 1973), or a combination of both methods, and the effects of each approach on the self-perceived anxiety level of the subjects were determined.

The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (Spielberger, 1983) and a Subjective Units of Discomfort Scale were used to measure levels of anxiety. Data gathered from these instruments revealed that adolescents ...


Painter's Wilderness, Eddie Peters May 1992

Painter's Wilderness, Eddie Peters

Dissertations and Theses

Painter's Wilderness is a transition between painting strictly from imagination to painting with the use of drawings and sketches to interpret and authenticate an observation. The transition became an exploration of value patterns, compositional shapes and color correspondence in building a technically successful painting while allowing the piece to have its own life.


Imperial Shoe Palace: A Collection Of Poems, Alexandria Peary May 1992

Imperial Shoe Palace: A Collection Of Poems, Alexandria Peary

Senior Scholar Papers

Poems


Momentary Loss : Stories, Craig Damrauer May 1992

Momentary Loss : Stories, Craig Damrauer

Senior Scholar Papers

No abstract provided.