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    • Linguistic Gains During Short-Term Study Abroad: Examining the Role of Initial Proficiency 

      Fermin, Luna (Northern Illinois University, 5-05-17)
      The focus of this project is to determine whether or not second-language learners make significant linguistic gains during short-term study abroad programs. Today we see a ton of study-abroad programs, specifically short-term ...
    • The generic managerial functions and "A Northern View" 

      Coppernoll, Debra (Northern Illinois University, 1975)
      This paper is not intended to deal with my entire independent study experience for this semester. Rather, it will examine the five generic functions of management, planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. ...
    • Individualism and conformity : their development and influence on the American character 

      Secker, Anne (Northern Illinois University, 1977)
      In this increasingly self-conscious society almost everyone craves self-definition. One of the chief justifications for the study of purely American literature or American history assumes that Americans are fundamentally ...
    • The electronics of E-577 (elastic-scattering) FERMI-National Accelerator Lab 

      Khalil, Ramses (Northern Illinois University, 1979)
      What Goes On Roughly (in E577): Something comes down the beam pipe hitting the beam scintillators and something trips off the backward arm ("s" for slow) scintillators. This coincidence is called a B.S. When this happens ...
    • The history, usage, and technique of the Chinese cheng 

      Stiegel, Jeanne E. (Northern Illinois University, 1983)
      Throughout Chinese history, music has been an integral part of the lives of the Chinese people. It was very symbolic; it was considered part of the universe. The entertainment value of music was secondary to its use for ...
    • What everyone needs to know about computer security 

      Ripley, Lisa (Northern Illinois University, 1984)
      Computers are becoming increasingly important to accounting. General ledgers, cost accounting, and fixed assets can all be computerized. Microcomputers and electronic spreadsheets assist in the preparation of schedules for ...
    • DeKalb : keeping abreast with the hospice movement 

      Weber, Kathie (Northern Illinois University, 1984)
      In the past ten years, a new concept in health care, called hospice, has been sweeping our country. Having been long since established in Europe, the hospice movement was introduced to America in the mid-seventies. Since ...
    • Working Capital Management 

      Byrne, Barbara A. (Northern Illinois University, 1984)
    • Eka Dasa 

      Bobak, Mark (Northern Illinois University, 1984)
      “Eka Dasa” is scored for four woodwind players, each doubling on percussion; one percussionist, and one double bassist. The score is in proportional notation, with approximate timings in seconds indicated at the top of ...
    • A National Market System: An Evolution Toward Efficiency 

      Blewitt, Laura M. (Northern Illinois University, 1984)
    • Reasonable or innocent : the innocent construction rule in Illinois 

      Hamilton, Liz (Northern Illinois University, 1984)
      An examination of the legal concept of "innocent construction" in the state of Illinois.
    • The influences of caregiver experience and cry type upon adults' caregiving behaviors 

      Sears, Karen (Northern Illinois University, 1985)
      Past research has investigated both cry perception and cry acoustics to determine whether cries elicited by differing stimuli can be distinguished by adults and whether caregiving experience affects this ability. Although ...
    • Political events and the oil market between 1965 and 1985 

      Kosiec, Richard A. (Northern Illinois University, 1985)
      The oil market has gone through major changes in its structure over the past twenty years. The changes that have occurred can be attributed to events in both the oil producing and consuming countries. Both the political ...
    • Study of the journalistic techniques used by The Northern Star and recommendations for improvement 

      Henfling, Deborah (Northern Illinois University, 1985)
      A survey of sources for the Northern Star, regarding the accuracy of the reporting, analysis of the results, and discussion for improvement.
    • A survey of the flora and plant communities of Burch Woods 

      Floit, Sara; Mellard, Sue (Northern Illinois University, 1985)
      Burch Woods is a 55 acre piece of land which was donated to Northern Illinois University by Mr. Barton Burch of Lindenwood, Illinois. It is located 2.5 miles north of Route 64 and 0.4 miles west of Mulford Road along ...
    • Structured programming: PL/I with PL/C chapters one through seven 

      Hoch, Jean (Northern Illinois University, 1985)
      During the current semester I worked with Kathi Davis on supplementary material for a PL/I textbook. PL/I is a computer programming language similar to both FORTRAN and COBOL. Kathi Davis, along with Lyle Domina, are ...
    • What is computer crime and why does it continue? 

      Ragona, Julie A. (Northern Illinois University, 1985)
      Falling prices and rapidly increasing technology have made day-to-day use of the computer commonplace in today's business world. The invaluable services of the computer are readily available to everyone from corner grocery ...
    • The problem of induction : solved by the critical method 

      Peccarelli, Andy (Northern Illinois University, 1985)
      David Hume was the first philosopher to discuss the problem of induction. In An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (1) he divided the objects of human reason into two kinds, relations of ideas and matters of fact. ...
    • Networks and graphs 

      Tsao, Brenda K. (Northern Illinois University, 1985)
      Graph theory is a part of mathematics that has many practical applications. The study of graph theory began in 1736 with Leonard Euler’s work on the Konigsberg bridge problem. Konigsberg was a city built on a river with ...
    • The unending battle : disposables fight for market share 

      Bush, Mary E. (Student of journalism) (Northern Illinois University, 1985)
      This paper will analyze the marketing efforts of two giant companies in the disposable diaper market. It is my intention to provide the reader of this paper with a background of these two companies, their marketing strategies, ...