Recent Submissions

  • Social Inclusion through Museum Education Since 2020: A Phenomenological Sustainability Study 

    Pfisterer, Abby (School of Education, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, 2024-04)
    In 2020, museums across the United States issued statements publicly affirming a connection between public history and oppression of marginalized communities. Since then, critical discussions have increased about the ability ...
  • A Discovery of Witches: Sorcery, Courtly Love, Heresy, and the Divine in the Middle Ages 

    Schmidt, Taylor (College of Letters & Science, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2024-05-03)
    The modern recounting of witch trials tend to focus on the implausibility of the supernatural. This disdain for witchcraft as a concept has seeped through the documentation of its history. Whether through the soaring heights ...
  • “Childish Things” — Narnia, Susan Pevensie, and the Nature of Adulthood 

    Schmidt, Taylor (College of Letters & Science, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2024-05-03)
    Many have spoken about the “Problem of Susan”-- arguments spanning the full range of reactions to her permanent ejection from Narnia, from frustration with C.S. Lewis’s cruelty to certainty that Susan must have deserved ...
  • Why Volunteer?: Motivations and Place Attachment among Ice Age Trail Builders 

    Rasch, Andrew; Shingle, Amelia (College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2024-04-19)
    Volunteers are often the key factor in the successful completion of a project. However, there are many questions about what motivates volunteers to give their time and effort to help complete a project. This study is aimed ...
  • Breaking Ground: Gathering Baseline Recreation Ecology Data along a Section of the Ice Age Trail 

    Rasch, Andrew; Shingle, Amelia (College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2024-04-19)
    This study explores the ecological implication of trail building within forested areas by examining recently constructed (October 2022) and newly constructed (August 2023) portions of the Ice Age Trail (IAT), specifically ...
  • An Assessment of Depreciative Behaviors on the Green Circle Trail 

    Schafer, Violet (College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2024-04-19)
    The Green Circle Trail is a 27-mile-long loop that surrounds the city of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and is a hub of community activity. Depreciative behaviors can significantly impact experiences and resources, even in small ...
  • Perpetuation of Heteronormativity in E.M. Forster’s Maurice 

    Biever, Paige (College of Letters & Science, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2024-05-03)
    This project explores both the external and internal factors which contribute to the continuation of heteronormative standards within middle-upper class English society, as illustrated by the character of Clive Durham. ...
  • The Effects of Fear: Club Disney and the Privatization of Recreation 

    Antos, Joshua (College of Letters & Science, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2024-05-03)
    This research explores the history of how fear has shaped public and private recreational facilities and how Club Disney is a prime example of this fear in effect. The late 1800s and early 1900s saw a rise in public parks ...
  • A Search for Suitable Water-Splitting Electrodes Using SEAL and HARPOON 

    Brodie, Dustin K. (College of Letters & Science, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2024-05-03)
    The search for suitable electrodes for photoelectrochemical water splitting extends across the periodic table. While III-V semiconductors exhibit superior light gathering properties, metal oxide semiconductors generally ...
  • Collegiate Stigmas: Attitudes, Beliefs, and Opinions on Mental Illness 

    Pingel, Nicole (College of Letters & Science, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2024-05-03)
    Historically, individuals diagnosed with a mental illness were often met with disgust and judgement, resulting in institutionalization with potentially atrocious conditions and outcomes. Today, mental healthcare has improved ...
  • Comparative Research on American & South Korean Feminism 

    Cronce, Isabella (College of Letters & Science, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2024-05-03)
    As the use of technology changes how we interact with social movements, the 4B Movement of South Korea has spread widely through digital spaces. This recent radical women’s movement utilizes four key tenets to push for ...
  • Living Legacy of Camp Pattison: Civilian Conservation Corps at Pattison State Park, 1935-1942 

    Hunter, Ella (College of Letters & Science, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2024-05-03)
    This research examines the history of the involvement of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) at Pattison State Park. Often overlooked were the lives of the men in Company 3663 and how living and working at Camp Pattison ...
  • In Tune with Differences: Promoting Accessible Music Education 

    Durst, Aisha Alanna (College of Fine Arts and Communication, 2024-05)
    This study explores the current state of accommodations and modifications in music education through mixed methods research. Through this research, it was found that 35.19% (53 out of 155 responses) of teachers believed ...
  • Sustainable Procurement Behavior Among Contracting Officers 

    Boesen, Robert A. (School of Education, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, 2024-05)
    In this study, I investigated the Department of Defense Contacting Officers' reported behaviors to implement environmental criteria into federal acquisition processes. I intended to enhance sustainability in Department of ...
  • Effects of Various Methods of Deer Browse Deterrence and Exclusion on Survival of Planted Northern Red Oak Seedlings 

    McLean, Josiah (College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2024-04-19)
    Northern red oak (Quercus rubra), is a commercially and ecologically valuable timber species in the Lake States that is predicted to have increased habitat suitability in Northern Wisconsin under climate change. Northern ...
  • Schoobio: Increasing Biocultural Diversity and Climate Resilience on School Grounds through Student Civic Engagement 

    Wilson, Shari L. (International School Ground Alliance (ISGA) conference, Hasselt, Belgium, 2024-04-23)
    We are experiencing an international loss of species, with fragmented habitats and climate change primary causes. Biodiversity loss impacts the cultures of many people, as our culture is how we experience the value of ...
  • EVALUATING WALLEYE (SANDER VITREUS) THERMAL AND OPTICAL HABITAT OCCUPANCY IN NORTHERN WISCONSIN LAKES USING TWO FORMS OF TECHNOLOGY 

    Vasquez, Benjamin (College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2024-04)
    Previous research suggests that walleye (Sander vitreus) fishery production is related to lake temperature and clarity. Based on this understanding, thermal (11–25°C) and optical (8–68 lumens/m2, or lux) conditions presumed ...
  • Modulator Dependent PFAS Adsorption with a Porous Solid 

    Stellpflug, Olivia; Lilla, Michael; Tomaszewski, Christopher; Zobel, Ben; Song, Peiyuan (College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2024-04-19)
    PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are man-made chemicals designed to be heat, water, grease, and oil resistant. These properties allow them to be used in adhesives, fire-fighting materials, non-stick cooking ...
  • Assessment of Forestry Professional Development Needs in Wisconsin 

    Kaminsky, Zoe (College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2024-05)
    A well-trained workforce capable of solving diverse issues is imperative to managing the effects of climate change, more frequent wildfires, stakeholder and public conflicts, and large-scale spread of pests and diseases. ...

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