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2011

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Systems At Play: The Construction Of International Systems In Social Impact Games, Jorge Albor Dec 2011

Systems At Play: The Construction Of International Systems In Social Impact Games, Jorge Albor

Master's Theses

This thesis explores how game makers conceive of and navigate the intersection between digital systems and real world systems by asking, how can social impact game designers shape procedural rhetoric to effectively address complex real world systems with digital systems? By examining three game case studies, I reach four significant findings regarding player agency, subversive play, design approaches to scale, and game difficulty in regards to systems fluency.


A Cry For Human Rights: Elizabeth Cady Stanton's "Solitude Of Self", Megan Palmer O'Donnell Nov 2011

A Cry For Human Rights: Elizabeth Cady Stanton's "Solitude Of Self", Megan Palmer O'Donnell

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


Faking Altruism: The True Nature Of Giving, Kristina L. Barker Jun 2011

Faking Altruism: The True Nature Of Giving, Kristina L. Barker

Communication Studies

I want to see if students are capable of donating to charities. I have picked the American Red Cross to donate to and in support of helping the disaster in Japan. This is a huge effort publicly and students have seen the destruction on a daily basis. I want to see how much students are willing to donate and if different selling strategies make a difference on donations. I will be promoting sunglasses as a gift incentive for donations, with each pair raising $3.60 towards relief efforts. I will be selling the incentives in-group settings and to individual students ...


"Spring Awakening" And Anti-Conformity: An Ideological Criticism, Kara M. Stone Jun 2011

"Spring Awakening" And Anti-Conformity: An Ideological Criticism, Kara M. Stone

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


Michael Jackson's Oxford Union Address: A Critique From A Hegemonic Perspective, Jenny Ngoc Tang Jun 2011

Michael Jackson's Oxford Union Address: A Critique From A Hegemonic Perspective, Jenny Ngoc Tang

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


Barack Obama Inaugural Address: The Optimistic Jeremiad, Jason Fields Jun 2011

Barack Obama Inaugural Address: The Optimistic Jeremiad, Jason Fields

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: A Dedication, A Consecration And A Challenge, Caitlin Mary Cappa Jun 2011

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: A Dedication, A Consecration And A Challenge, Caitlin Mary Cappa

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


"I Hired You Because You Look Good": A Feminist Criticism Of House, Taylor Rachelle Lutzker Jun 2011

"I Hired You Because You Look Good": A Feminist Criticism Of House, Taylor Rachelle Lutzker

Communication Studies

House is a medical drama with underlying messages of patriarchy and anti-feminist ideals. The majority of the disrespect and disregard for women is carried out by Dr. House himself. Learn about the interactions between Dr. House, his team members, and his boss through Dr. House's treatment of women and desire to control the power relations within the hospital.


Race In Rhetoric: A Textual Analysis Of Barack Obama's Campaign Discourse Regarding His Race, Andrea Dawn Andrews May 2011

Race In Rhetoric: A Textual Analysis Of Barack Obama's Campaign Discourse Regarding His Race, Andrea Dawn Andrews

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection

This study is a textual analysis of Barack Obama's nine most noteworthy speeches from 2004 to 2009 during his rise to prominence and presidential campaign. Because Obama was considered an inspiring speaker and because he was the first African American to win either a major party's presidential nomination or a general • • presidential election, this study examines how Obama's use of language about his race may have contributed to his success. Previous research has shown that use of six rhetorical devices resonates with the American people: abstraction, democratic speech conversational speech, valence messages, conciliatory messages and imagery. The ...


Fostering Effective French Communication In The Classroom, Lindi Brown May 2011

Fostering Effective French Communication In The Classroom, Lindi Brown

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

This portfolio is a compilation of work the author completed while in the Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT) program at Utah State University. It is focused on her beliefs of how French should be taught in a university classroom. It also includes three artifacts addressing how a challenging aspect of the language should be taught, how authentic literature can be utilized in the classroom, and why the French culture should be incorporated into the curriculum. Finally, there is an annotated bibliography of books and articles which have shaped the author’s beliefs and opinions about teaching French as a ...


Variability Of Cranial Nerve Assignment To Speech And Swallow Muscles, Kristina Morrey May 2011

Variability Of Cranial Nerve Assignment To Speech And Swallow Muscles, Kristina Morrey

Undergraduate Honors Capstone Projects

The object of this study was to examine and document anatomical variability of cranial nerve assignment for muscles of the speech and swallow mechanism. Through means of textbook review, the study’s first purpose was to identify which cranial nerves were attributed to the innervation for muscles associated with the speech and swallow mechanism. The second purpose was to examine if cranial nerve assignment, field of study, or geographic region explained differences in cranial nerve assignment to muscles of the head and neck.


Implementing A Discernment Phase For Those Nominated In The Shepherd Selection Process At The Cinco Ranch Church Of Christ, Aaron Walling May 2011

Implementing A Discernment Phase For Those Nominated In The Shepherd Selection Process At The Cinco Ranch Church Of Christ, Aaron Walling

Doctor of Ministry Project/Theses

This doctor of ministry thesis presents the results of a project that implemented a discernment phase for those nominated in the shepherd selection process at the Cinco Ranch Church of Christ. Occurring in the fall of 2010, this project involved nominees in a series of six one-hour, thirty-minute sessions designed to establish the theological foundations for shepherding and to explore its practical expression at Cinco Ranch. For the theological component, this project primarily utilized Ephesians 4:11-16, and for the practical side, it incorporated group interactions with those serving as shepherds along with the review of guiding leadership documents. The ...


(Re)Constituting The Immigrant Body Through Policy: A Rhetorical Analysis Of The Narratives Within The Discourses Of The Development, Relief, And Education For Alien Minors Act (Dream Act), Emily Rae Ironside May 2011

(Re)Constituting The Immigrant Body Through Policy: A Rhetorical Analysis Of The Narratives Within The Discourses Of The Development, Relief, And Education For Alien Minors Act (Dream Act), Emily Rae Ironside

Theses and Dissertations

Using the testimonies surrounding the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act) as a primary case study, this project provides a rhetorical investigation of the interplay between narratives, nation building, national identity, policymaking, and the American immigrant. This project first identifies the grand narrative of exclusionary nationalism as the primary narrative constituting the American identity. Then, this project examines the rhetoric of policymakers to demonstrate how an Anglo-Saxonized, elitist notion of American identity is rhetorically constituted by assimilationist, racist, xenophobic, and classist discourses. Moreover, it argues policymakers maintain the narrative dominance of exclusionary nationalism through restrictive immigration ...


Fragmented Liveness / Mediated Moments, Kristen R. Lovell Apr 2011

Fragmented Liveness / Mediated Moments, Kristen R. Lovell

Speech & Drama Honors Theses

No abstract provided.


Discerning A Vocational Theology Of Marriage For The Smyrna Church Of Christ, Daniel F. Camp Apr 2011

Discerning A Vocational Theology Of Marriage For The Smyrna Church Of Christ, Daniel F. Camp

Doctor of Ministry Project/Theses

The goal of this project was to discern a vocational theology of marriage for the Smyrna Church of Christ in Smyrna, Tennessee. Through a group discernment process, the participants studied Genesis 1-3 and 2 Corinthians 5 as a basis for understanding God’s design for marriage at creation, the effects of sin on the vocational aspect of the marriage relationship, and the call of Christ for husbands and wives to participate in the resurrection life through the ministry of reconciliation. At the end of the discernment process, the participants articulated a theology statement for the church that examined our current ...


Crafting A Congregational Narrative For The College Church Of Christ In Fresno, California, Jason W. Locke Apr 2011

Crafting A Congregational Narrative For The College Church Of Christ In Fresno, California, Jason W. Locke

Doctor of Ministry Project/Theses

This thesis describes a ministry project in the College Church of Christ in Fresno, California. In this project I led the congregation through a narrative crafting process in order to clarify the church’s identity and increase its capacity for mission. In recent decades, the College Church moved away from some of its founding characteristics yet failed to clarify a new sense of identity. It subsequently had difficulty acting with a unified sense of purpose and instead moved increasingly toward fragmentation.

Data for crafting the new narrative came from three weeks of group interviews. My research team conducted these interviews ...


The Timeless Speech: A Close Textual Analysis Of John Fitzgerald Kennedy's Inaugural, Amanda Rene Biane Mar 2011

The Timeless Speech: A Close Textual Analysis Of John Fitzgerald Kennedy's Inaugural, Amanda Rene Biane

Communication Studies

John F. Kennedy's inaugural is a rhetorical masterpiece. Our world has aged forty-nine years and within those years the threats have remained the same with a few minor tweaks. Kennedy's inaugural is considered not only extremely affective but also immensely profound, because like any other great presidential inaugural is it timeless. Close textual analysis is employed to analyze his speech.


Ideologies Present In World War Ii Era Pulp Magazines, Joshua Taylor Farris Mar 2011

Ideologies Present In World War Ii Era Pulp Magazines, Joshua Taylor Farris

Communication Studies

This article discusses the ideologies present in World War II era pulp magazine covers. An overview of ideological criticism, its use, contributors, and application is presented. This paper covers themes of patriarchy, women's portrayal in the covers, and superior race ideologies in the magazines.