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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Capstone Projects

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* Theses, Alternate Plans, and Internship Reports *

Abouelenein, Maha (2001). An analysis of the perceptions of mobile phones on communications among Egyptians

Alley, Angela J. (1988). Interpersonal communication in the work environment: An analysis if undergraduate student interns' communication skills in organizational settings.

Amberg, Walter Francis. (1967). A comparative study of the individual speech contest events in the public high schools of the thirteen states in the Central States Speech Association.

Andersen, Marcanne (1985). Communication apprehension fantasies of the Fundamentals of Speech student.

Bakley, Amanda (2010). Illuminating Twilight: A Grounded Theory Study.

Barnhart, Nanette M. (1974). Speech in the middle school.

Berg, Suzanne V. Loen (2006). The rhetoric of personal protest.

Boehler, Anthony (2000). Superior-subordinate communication and employee perception of managerial competency.

Boerboom, T. J. (1999). An abductive interpretation of the visual symbols in Camel cigarette advertisements Published Between August 1997 and August 1998.

Bonine, Brent (2003). An ethnographic study of male communication patterns in female dominated workplaces

Bornholdt, Linda (1991). Communication apprehension in the public speaking classroom: an instructional intervention.

Braun, Mark J. (1988). The effects of an intercultural communication course on the cross-cultural attitudes of U.S. students at a midwestern university.

Brennan, David (2011). Defining Success: Examining What It Means to be Good in Forensics.

Brown, Christa M. (2004). Internship project and report: Conflict management at 35,000 feet: A flight attendant training program.

Brown, William Henry. (1971). An analysis of the speech making of Eugene McCarthy during his 1968 New Hampshire primary campaign.

Browne, Robert (2010). Dominating Circumstance through Rhetoric.

Bruss, Kristine S. (2001). Kairos and the rhetoric of compassionate conservatism in the 2000 presidential campaign

Busch, Kaylyn Kay. (1991). Critical thinking in speech communication.

Cady, Pam Campbell. (1987). The status of competitive extracurricular speech activities in the secondary schools of Minnesota during 1985-86.

Chen, Angela. (1995). Rhetorical analysis of Madame Chiang Kai-Shek's two speeches to the joint session of Congress.

Cheung, Kuok Lai (1997). Cultural factors present in Asia and America leading to Asian students' passivity, quietness, and withdrawal in American classrooms.

Chouinard, Michael (2009). For the Bible Tells Me No: An Autoethnographic Performance Exploring a Gay Christian.

Chrouser, Kelley R. (1987). Recovering alcoholic marital dyadic communication : a study of complementarity, symmetry, and transition.

Cook, Jeffrey S. (1997). The dialectic process: change in adult post-divorce parent-child relationships.

Corey, Christopher J. (2003). ONA MOVE!: The radical rhetoric of MOVE.

Crawford, Kathleen McKenna (2006). Illuminating the Stories of Young Mothers through Auto/Ethnography.

Croucher, Stephen M. (2003). A threatened dragon: an analysis of the perceptions of Chinese shopkeepers in Montreal's quartier Chinois toward La Loi 101, a linguistic law mandating the supremacy of the French language in Quebec.

Daas, Karen. (2001). An analysis of gender equity in coverage of basketball at the 2000 summer Olympic games

Darg, Phil. (1992). An analysis of the rhetoric of Bob Marley.

DeBoer, Judy M. (1985). A fantasy theme analysis of Johnny Carson's Tonight show: September 18 through November 9, 1984.

Decker, Merci (2006). No Harm Done: A Rhetorical Analysis of the French-Algerian Friendship Treaty.

DeCurtins, Amanda (2011). Internship Option.

Dederichs, Kathryn, E. (2003). Communication apprehension among lawyers: a case study of first year law students

Dickmeyer, Scott G. (1991). A Rhetorical analysis of the 1962 "The Port Huron Statement" of the Students for a Democratic Society.

Digre, Douglas A. (1965). An analysis of the attitudes of Minnesota high school speech teachers toward professional organizations.

Dimock, James (2006). The Place of Parliamentary Debate in a Pedagogy of Argumentation.

Duncan, Nevin J. (1972). A study of communication attitudes obtained from parent teacher conferences.

Dziak, Janna (2009). Same Sex Partners and Dialectical Tensions within a Banned State.

Eckert, Louisa A. (2002). An ethnographic study of nontraditional single parent graduate students' multiple role coping strategies

Eckstein, N. J. (1996). An exploration of the religious phenomenon of glossolalia from the communication perspective.

Eckstein, Sarah (2010). From Pete Seeger to Pearl Jam: A comparative analysis of protest music from the Vietnam War to the Iraq War.

Edwards, J. A. (2002). A Superpower Apologizes: Clinton's 1998 address in Rwanda.

Eyrich, Janet M. (1991). Communicating, the tie that binds or blinds: a structural and conceptual analysis of creating in communication

Forster, Julia Hilger. (1959). Investigation of practices and philosophies of selected adult non-academic speech courses.

Frederick, Sandra L. (Sandra Lea) (1987). An analysis of two political campaigns.

Galstad, Kelly (2006). Building a Connection: Exploring the Dynamics of the Student-Staff Relationship at Alternative Schools.

Gerbensky, Anne. E. (2003). A content analysis of AIDS and HIV brochures used at Minnesota colleges and universities.

Gislason, Margaret Hinke. (1993). Source credibility of Oprah Winfrey: rhetorical strategies to enhance derived ethos during talk shows about social relations1990-1993.

Golden, A. L. (1998). When life and style collide: An examination of gay male identity as represented in gay lifestyle magazines

Grande, Heather (2009). Expressions of Intimacy Shared Between Sisters: Does Birth Order Make a Difference?

Grant, Mark (1997). The rhetorical dimensions of a sacred quest: an examination of The X-Files.

Gresbrink, Marjorie A. (1990). Perceived importance of listening skills within business organizations.

Gullette, James H. (1995). An overview of research on the effectiveness of fear appeals in persuasive communications

Gustafson, Maureen. (1989). A fantasy theme analysis of the Sundiata Epic of Old Mali.

Harlow, JoAnne R. Bezdicek (2006). Communication in naming practices.

Hedlund, Maggie (2011). Internship Option.

Heilman, Amy (2009). Digital Lovin’: Participants’ Perceptions of Their Online Romantic Relationships After Meeting Face-to-Face.

Hildebrandt, Jill R. (1996). A social drama analysis of the compiled script, "Hurricane Andi."

Ihle, Trina K. (1995). A content analysis of rhetorical criticisms published in The Quarterly Journal of Speech from 1964-1994.

Imker, Benjamin C. (2003). Thumbs up, thumbs down : evaluating American movie trailer rhetoric

Ivetic, Gordana (2009). Emotional Intelligence, Leadership and Persuasion.

Jamshidi, Alisa G. (2005). Becoming part of the radical culture: A unique view of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Jamshidi, Kambiz (2000). A study of teacher-positioning effect on college speaking students' communication apprehension.

Jedlicka, Renee L. (1995). Public speaking skills used by U.S. convention & visitor bureau directors.

Jensen, Lynne A. (1998). Influence of birth order on the development of conflict response styles.

Johnson, A. K. (2002). A review of William Benoit's image restoration theory.

Johnson, Amelia (2009). Gendered Commentary and Presentation of Sporting Events: A Content Analysis of Gendered Language Use and Topic by Sports Commentators.

Jones, Sarah (2009). Visual Critical Rhetoric: Discourse and Power in the Graphic Novel.

Kallevig, Kathie (2010). Graduate Students’ Perception of Their First Online Learning Experience.

Katsion, John R. (1997). Homologies and equipment for living: a rhetorical criticism of Jaws (1975) E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and Jurassic Park (1993),

Kjorlien, Chad L. (1993). Female and male perceptions of communication competence when interruptions occur in mixed sex dyads.

Klimesh, Ed. (1978). A study of methods for development and recruiting in secondary forensic programs.

Klosa, Brian. (2001). "Behind the Music": An analysis of form and genre in television documentary.

Koeppe, Amy J., (2005). Communication at Midwest Wireless: A Public Relations Perspective.

Komarenko, Oleksandr. Technology in the classroom: real time speech evaluation using wireless integration of Ucompass Educator and PocketPC hand-held devices.

Korbel, D. D. (2002). Operator certification improvement project.

Kosadi, Pavy F. (1990). The role of interethnic communication and its influence on the acculturation and assimilation process of immigrants in the United States.

Kozinski, James (2006). A Journey Toward Truth: A Rhetorical Argument for the Inclusion of Quintilian and Other Good Ethopoeia in the Speech Communication Major

Krueger, Deborah L. (1973). A comparison of attitudes between students with and without interpersonal communication training

Kruse, M. Ramona, Sister. (1974). A comparative study of pre-kindergarten communication in day care, nursery school and Head Start.

Kuyper, Chad (2009). Inroads to Out-Rounds: An Intercultural Approach to Newcomer Integration into the Macro-culture of Forensics.

Lamers, Richard A. (1984). A comparative study of the oral interpretation events for high school speech contests in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Lamm, Gerald D. (1993). The use of graduated exposure plus feedback in the treatment of speech anxiety.

Langseth, Kristina M. (1991). The nature and function of values, ethnocentric value differences, and their role in interpersonal communication within an intercultural context.

LeBow, Michelle Marie. (1997). Gender perceptions of nonverbal and verbal communication behaviors associated with date rape.

Leigh, Donovan D. (1993). A group performance approach to the teaching of values as they exist among the Anishinabe.

Leopold, Tharan W. (1996). A descriptive survey on the organizational roles of women in Minnesota television 1950-1995.

Ley, Joseph (2010). Perceptions of Hockey Performance Feedback: Are Parents Supporting or Pressuring Their Children?

Lindahl, Carlene (2011). Internship Option.

Lindberg, Anne K. Unveiling a 'rare' look into organizational communication at the James Ford Bell Library at the University of Minnesota.

Lindvall, Kristine (1986). An investigation of communication skills developed through th euse of creative dramatics with the multi-handicapped.

Loft, Jan. (1998). A descriptive survey of contemporary women in Minnesota radio.

Lohmeyer, Sylvia S. (1995). A guide to The Journal of Communication and Religion.

Loyd, Susan Adams. (1991). John Lennon's antiwar protest rhetoric: a critical analysis.

Lynch, Julie K. (1995). The rhetoric of music: an analysis of President Clinton's campaign theme.

Maguire, Michael J. (1992). The ritual of rebirth: images of savagery in George Bush's Persian Gulf war rhetoric.

Maki, Kelsey (2010). More than a meal: Negotiating power and privilege at the table.

Mann, Jacqueline (2011). Internship Option.

Mason, Melanie S. (1993). Russell Means and the Native American rights movement: a rhetorical analysis of a social movement leader.

Maze, William A. (2001). A study of attachment relationship styles and relational conflict styles in satisfying close personal relationships

McBride, A. M. (2002). In pursuit of perfection: A literature review examining the impacts of mass media on female body image.

McEachran, John R. (1988). The establishment of credibility and the need for ethics in Christian preaching.

Miller, Quyntha L. (1998). The identification of forces surrounding career-oriented women of color in the labor force: Perceptions of the prohibiting paradigm.

Mills, Daniel D. (1989). Improvement of delivery skills through Triplespeak correlated against self-esteem profiles.

Murphy, Tracy L. (2000). The violence cycle: a rhetorical criticism of "Cops."

Nelson, Suzanne C. (1980). Organizational factors impacting the employee communicator's role.

Neumann-Full, S. A. (2001). A Guide to Speaker and Gavel: 1963 Through 2000.

Nevins, John P. (1975). Semester curriculum teaching of speech.

Nielsen, Jane E. (984). A study of the impact of physician-patient communication on the delivery of health care in southeast Minnesota

Norland, Diane J. (1993). Argumentation used in a gay rights controversy.

Norling, Kerry Current (1996). Perceptions and gender influence on male-male friendships.

O'Brien, Terri L. (1995). The legitimation of prejudice in the anti-Indian movement in the treaty-rights debate in Wisconsin.

Opitz, Lisa. (1991). Readers theatre used as rhetoric : a tool for assessing attitude influence of interpersonal communication in relationships.

Orchard, Richard E. (1987). The qualities of Quintilian's "Vir bonus" in current speech texts.

Orcholski, Megan (2010). From Her to Me to You: An Exploration of Identity Portrayal in Performance.

Palm, Patricia Jane Anderson. (1974). The first course in communication theory at the college level

Paredes, Mabel I. (1996). Perception of intercultural communication competence at Mankato State University : a cross-cultural study of perceived communication competence of superiors in a culturally diverse work environment.

Perlich, John R. (1992). Facial prominence: implications on gender ideals and their reinforcement.

Petersen, Joshua M. (2006). Graduate Internship Report of Observed Control, Compliance and Satisfaction in Clinical Healthcare: An Interpersonal View of Provider-Patient Interactions.

Petrenko, Lyudamyla (2009). Job Satisfaction, Leadership Communication Style, and Humor in the Workplace: Cross-Cultural Study of Ukrainian and American Organizations.

Pleckinger, Carole Dittman. (1975). Saying it without words; various aspects of nonverbal communication.

Powers, Carol. A. (2002)A comparative content analysis of the Theocratic Ministry School of the Jehovah's Witness's and Public Speaking 101

Price, William D. (1995). A cultural analysis of introductory speech communication textbooks in use at Mankato State University.

Propp, Kathleen M. (1987). The one minute manager phenomenon: a fantasy theme analysis

Prust, James A. (1978). A study of the 1934 German propaganda film The Triumph of the Will and its reflection of Adolph Hitler's philosophy of propaganda.

Raeker, Peter J. (1997). An analysis of the rhetoric of the Promise Keepers.

Reagles,Steven L. (1992). Negotiating the distance: a critical study of "Presence" in the homiletical theory and select sermons of Fred Craddock

Rollins, John. H. (2001). Computer-mediated communication : A challenge to organizational control.

Rowe, Desiree D. (2005). Boxes: Exploring Gender Identity through Performance.

Samens, Jessica M. (2006). Gendering Disability: An Analysis of Identity and Gendered Messages Directed toward People with Disabilities.

Sand, Kara (2005). The Master of Spin: Communication Theory and Application in a Public Relations/Marketing Department.

Sand, Karla (2005). Fabricating Organizational Communication at Quality Metalcrafts.

Sandmann,Warren G. (1989). The status of speech communication in Minnesota high schools, 1989.

Schaefer, Mindi G. (1996). An historical criticism of the performing arts propaganda during the Bolshevik revolution.

Schara H. (2001). Community college culture: Weaving the future from threads of the past.

Schara, D. T. (2001). Public speaking curricula designed to enhance self-esteem in middle school students.

Schmidt, Stephanie (2010). Impacts of High School Athlete-Coach Interpersonal Relationships: Coach Favoritism, Group Attraction and Adult Sport Participation,

Schmitt, John R. (1998). The Mankato State University Speech Communication Department: an assessment of program effectiveness.

Schnoor, Larry Gene (1964). An investigation of the nature and importance of ethical standards in Minnesota high school debating

Schultz, Nicole J. Communication diversity at public Minnesota universities: A quantitative analysis.

Schwake,Amy D. (1995). An analysis of identification in the Neo-Nazi skinhead movement.

Selland, John J. (1989). Court defined guidelines for the regulation of high school student expression and communication.

Shkuro, Yuliya (2011). Attraction and Motivation of Millennial Generation Volunteers by Nonprofit Organizations.

Smith, Seth M. Teaching no one: An internship report (the report examined experiences teaching distance education)

Stiehm,Anne M. (1991). Communication in cross-sex platonic friendships.

Sullivan,Gwendolyn F. (1997). Communication between residents and staff members in a retirement community setting.

Swart, Mary Louise Pye. (1996). The status of speech communication in Minnesota technical colleges, spring 1996.

Tangren, Bonnie D. (1990). Classroom communication in the live, two-way interactive television setting of Minnesota community colleges.

Thacker, Cilia (2009). Migrant Work: Whiteness, Poverty and Health. (Internship Option).

Thomas, Amara (2011). How Black Professors Can Teach White Privilege Effectively.

Thompson, Blair. C. (2003). Mental Preparation: Reducing Anxiety and Enhancing Performance in the Public Speaking Classroom and Forensics.

Thompson, Jennifer G. (1990). Single mothers: a study of the relationship between self-esteem and interpersonal communication competence.

Ting, Chihtsing Jolyn. (1989). Seating preference of Chinese pairs.

Torborg,Mary Beth Osdoba. (1996). An examination of therapeutic listening skills within the physician-patient interaction.

Trcka, Jakub (2011). On Kenneth Burke’s Identification: A Criticism and Commentary.

Tuvey, George Elliott. (1971). A speech curriculum for the small, flexible high school.

Weeks, Julia. (1989). Readers theatre as social rhetoric: a tool for AIDS education and attitude modification.

Welchlin, Kit R. (1991). An Investigation into the family-owned business and the conflict resolution/negotiation skills levels practiced by family members involved.

Wiborg, Thomas D. (1989). Cognitive style and the fundamentals of speech communication classroom at Mankato State University.

Wickelgren, Bruce F. (1985). An analysis of coaching techniques of public speaking events in intercollegiate forensics.

Winkels, Kate (2005). A qualitative research study examining identity, perception and gender in stay-at-home dads.

Wolpers, Dale T. (1983). A curriculum guide for teaching speech and theater in the Hastings public school system.

Wolter, Sarah M. (2005). Where do we stand?: Identifying the influence of relational communities on the professional identities of women assistant professors at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Zeig, Michelle. (1990). Sex-role orientation and student's perceptions of instructor's communication competence.

Zielske, Daniel P. (1996). The nature of musical communication.