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    • Bach’s Works and Twentieth-Century Organ Literature 

      Doran, Matthew J., 1994-- (Northern Illinois University, 2016)
      This paper explores examples of two significant categories of the organ repertoire: the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and organ music from the twentieth century. The latter of these categories is represented by music of ...
    • Ballooning across the curriculum 

      Reckamp, Laura Lee (Northern Illinois University, 1994)
      Motivation and interest are important factors in a student's ability to learn and retain information; this cross-curricular unit on hot air balloons not only motivates students to learn more, it also stimulates their ...
    • Balloons : a holistic unit 

      Schattke, Nora Lynn (Northern Illinois University, 1991)
      My goal for this thesis was to create a unit which utilized the holistic approach of instruction so often advocated in my methods classes. I chose to do a unit using balloons as a theme. This unit could be used by almost ...
    • The Baring's Bank Derivative Disaster: An Analysis and Recommendations 

      Nowak Jr., Robert J. (Northern Illinois University, 1995)
      Recent events within the financial services industry have raised concerns regarding the use and control of derivative financial instruments. Limited only by their own imaginations, financial engineers have restructured ...
    • Baroque performance practices 

      Tyma, Kelly
      Baroque music has been so neglected that no original tradition as to its performance has been passed down through the centuries. We must therefore try to acquire as close a resemblance as we can under modern conditions ...
    • Barriers and Facilitators to Service Utilization for People with Dementia and Their Caregivers 

      Hasan, Sana M., 1993-- (Northern Illinois University, 2016-12-10)
      According to the CDC, there were 5.2 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease in 2013 (CDC 2013). That number is expected to nearly triple in 2050 as the baby boomer generation reaches retirement age. Underutilization ...
    • Barriers to Healthcare in the Hispanic Population of DeKalb County: A Healthcare Provider Perspective 

      Brittany L. Rios, 1987-- (Northern Illinois University, 2017-05-05)
      Numerous qualitative studies have identified a variety of barriers faced by Hispanic patients when accessing healthcare, but there has been minimal research completed on healthcare providers’ perspectives of these barriers. ...
    • The Basics of Corporate Takeovers 

      McCullough, Sean P. (Northern Illinois University, 1993)
      People are dependent upon corporations as employees, shareholders, and as a community. Yet, as dependent as we are upon corporations, few of us know anything about an important part of everyday business, corporate takeovers. ...
    • Becoming more responsible for your actions : a study on sexual responsibility 

      Chambers, Julie (Student of nursing and health studies) (Northern Illinois University, 1985)
      For my independent study, I chose to survey the women in the Northern Illinois University Residence Hall System. I was assessing their level of sexual responsibility through the use of a pre- and post-term survey. The ...
    • Behavioral approach and fear moderates the relationship between insensitive/intrusive parenting and early language development 

      Richier, C.J., 1992-- (2016-12)
      Early language development has been implicated in a variety of other critical developmental outcomes making it important to understand contributors to the emergence of early language. Although still understudied, there is ...
    • Behavioral tendencies of the jewel wasp, Nasonia vitripennis 

      Nicholson, Jessica M. (Northern Illinois University, 2006)
      Two main areas of focus were examined in three experiments: the effects of mating status on male activity and the effects of crowding on female activity in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis. The first experiment dealt ...
    • Beneath the surface of the New Age movement 

      Ortigara, Margaret (Northern Illinois University, 1988)
      The paper begins with several definitions of the New Age movement, both from writers within the movement and critics of it. Then key New Age beliefs and ideas are discussed, such as the ultimate oneness of all things, ...
    • The benefits of early childhood intervention programs 

      Hatchett, Simone (Northern Illinois University, 2007)
      Early intervention programs have been around for a long time. The goals of many early intervention programs are to enhance the child's development and to provide support and assistance to the family. Early intervention ...
    • Bi-directional universal power converter 

      Chowdhury, Mohsin (Northern Illinois University, 2008)
      The objective of this project is to design and build a prototype of a universal power converter. This power converter should convert 110 volts (60 Hz) to 220 Volts (50Hz) and vice versa. There are two major different power ...
    • Bidirectional Associations between Co-parenting and Adolescent Depressive Symptoms 

      Trempala, Jennifer I., 1993-- (Northern Illinois University, 2018-12-10)
      The associations between how parents’ co-parenting influence adolescent’s mental health, and how adolescents’ mental health influences parent’s co-parenting are compared in this study. Participants were parents who had ...
    • BikeBot: A Study in Reinforcement Learning 

      Kutz, April L., 1994--; Brennan, Kristen A., 1993--; Dixon, Jeremy; Bogdonas, Nathan (Northern Illinois University, 2016-12-01)
      In the United States, there is a lack of young adults interested in studying Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). One way to help spark interest in STEM is a classroom aid that demonstrates how STEM can be ...
    • Bill and Tim's Excellent DOW Adventure: An In-Depth Analysis of the DOW JONES Industrial Average 

      Burdick, Timothy T.; Tharrington, Williams (Northern Illinois University, 1990)
      As graduating honor students, Timothy and Williams were required to fulfill a capstone course. This paper is the result of that requirement. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was chosen because of its widespread use within ...
    • A bioarchaeological analysis of burials at the Weaver site, Illinois 

      Lonergan, Nicholas E. (Northern Illinois University, 2005)
      A collection of skeletal material from the Weaver Site in Fulton County, Illinois, was examined to establish the composition and general health status of a sample of a prehistoric Native American population. The sample ...
    • Biochemical Analysis of Tennis Players' Forehand, Backhand, and Serve and Acitivites to Improve Tennis Skills for Physical Education 

      Friedlein, Heather (Northern Illinois University, 2011)
      Physical eductores and coaches of the world are faced with students and athletes of all ability when it comes to games and sports. Throughout this project, I analyzed an "expert" tennis player and three average tennis ...
    • Biodegradation of various dyes; eosin Y, methyl green, crystal violet, basic fuchsin and brilliant blue R 

      Hillby, Daniel James (Northern Illinois University, 2006)
      A simple and practical biological process for the decolorization and degradation of dyes is described. In this study, an aerobic Gram positive bacterium was used for the decolorization and degradation of different types ...