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Veritas (Fall 2017), Veritas Jan 2017

Veritas (Fall 2017), Veritas

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Contents: Politicians clowning around: When politics divide; Trump and Democrats: An uncanny combination; Making spaces out of staples and copy paper; Community input; Social change; Blood and soil; Wind ethanol agriculture and Trump


“Where The West Began: Environment, Transportation, And Capitalism In Marion County, Indiana, 1820-1860”, Kelly Stephen Wenig Jan 2017

“Where The West Began: Environment, Transportation, And Capitalism In Marion County, Indiana, 1820-1860”, Kelly Stephen Wenig

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation examines Midwestern development and focuses on the early development of Marion County, Indiana, through the end of the Civil War and examines the ways that the region’s overwhelmingly rural residents adapted to the challenges and successes of the urban growth and market interconnectivity that they sought from the moment of settlement. Starting with initial meetings of the Marion County Commissioners and examining major municipal turning points including the passage of the Mammoth Internal Improvements Bill, the Panic of 1837, the arrival of the first railroad a decade later, and the onset of the Civil War, this work ...


Food Pirates: An Exploration Of Food, Technology And The Future Through Sequential Art, Bridgette Alsbury Jan 2017

Food Pirates: An Exploration Of Food, Technology And The Future Through Sequential Art, Bridgette Alsbury

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This document serves as accompaniment and commentary for the exhibition, “Food Pirates. Food, Technology, Pirates and the Future” which was shown March 29th through April 9th, 2017 at Design on Main in Ames, Iowa. The work comprised of the first issue of the comic book series, Food Pirates. This document serves as a supplement to the exhibit, examining background material used to build the world the comic is set in, current and historical practices in the comics industry, influences, and processes used to create the finished work.

This body of work is an exploration of what happens when I attempt ...


"To Dress Against Nature And Reason": Fashion And Transgressive Dressing In The Mid-To-Late Eighteenth Century British North Atlantic, Brenna Buchanan Jan 2017

"To Dress Against Nature And Reason": Fashion And Transgressive Dressing In The Mid-To-Late Eighteenth Century British North Atlantic, Brenna Buchanan

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Because of changes due to Atlantic trade, commerce, consumption, and continual expansion across the globe, ideas of the natural and artificial shifted rapidly for those in the British North Atlantic during the mid-to-late eighteenth century. An increased relationship between the idea of the control of nature and greater human improvement through clothing, hairdressing, and costuming emerged. This meant that clothing styles changed very quickly. Certain items of clothes, along with the actions of transgressive dressing prompted contemporaries to revisit and reconsider their relationship with nature and artifice. Clothing's greater availability made it an unreliable tool for creating distinctions between ...


Millennial Pedagogy: Towards Understanding Millennial Myths And Identity, Bryan Alan Lutz Jan 2017

Millennial Pedagogy: Towards Understanding Millennial Myths And Identity, Bryan Alan Lutz

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Scholars who have embraced the social (Berlin, 1988) and the global (Hesford, 2006) turns in rhetoric and composition are seeking comparative-historical frames for understanding how communication mediates social roles within sites of conflict. Since the publication of Millennials Rising: The Next Generation, it is my observation that communication about Millennials is a significant site of conflict in the United States. While scholars in rhetoric have explored how age bias affects non-traditional students who enter college later in adulthood (Bowen, 2011; Crow, 2006; Grabill and Pigg, 2012; Swacha, 2017), I am curious about age bias against the young, where scholars and ...


Mourningwood, Elizabeth Hamilton-Poore Jan 2017

Mourningwood, Elizabeth Hamilton-Poore

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Set in the post-Civil War South, Mourningwood humorously explores the lives of townsfolk after they’re confronted with who-done-it mystery not fit for the squeamish. Prostitutes, law enforcement, and town drunks come together to solve a crime and save the town in a screenplay that will live on in readers’ memories for years to come.