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Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection


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2012 2018

For decades, the National Football League Draft has served as a corner piece for professional football franchises to climb out of the proverbial basement of the NFL and for all teams to improve their competitive position. Teams, especially those that were not able to find success during the previous season, are able to offer their fans hope, which, in some instances, is all that a fan base has to look forward to. High expectations and tremendous pressure result. Front offices must be thorough and decisive in their scouting and selection-making processes in order to make good on their promises of ...

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Staloch, Nicholas Phillip, Mokwa, Michael, Eaton, John, et al.
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2018-05

We were driven by the question: what is happening to the popularity of Major League Baseball? In order to answer this question we compared the league structure of Major League Baseball with that of the National Football League. We were able to speak with five former or current members of the respective leagues in order to gain some insight into how the two leagues operate. The main focus of our research was around the payroll structures of the two leagues as well as their revenue sharing policies. In the end, we discovered that Major League Baseball is becoming highly regionalized. ...

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Heath, Cameron, Linamen, John, Eaton, John, et al.
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2015-05

The ASU Page Turners is an entrepreneurial community action program founded by Chase Fitzgerald and Hannah McAtee. In 2014, a third program partner, Chloe Holmes, replaced Hannah as co-president. The ASU Page Turners program aims to enhance opportunities for the children of the Tempe/Mesa school districts through a unique one-on-one weekly reading program that is designed to draw together engaged ASU Barrett students and similarly motivated second and third grade students at the Tempe Public Library. The ASU Page Turners empowers the youth of our community by growing reading confidence, vocalization, and public speaking that can serve as transformative skill ...

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Fitzgerald, Chase Matthew, Mokwa, Michael, Eaton, John, et al.
Created Date
2015-05

ASU4Food’s objective is to increase the visibility of the statewide hunger crisis among Arizona State University’s campuses, and to raise monetary and food donations to alleviate this issue. By collaborating with a multitude of organizations both on and off-campus, we aim to become a well-known, powerful, and stable student organization. This thesis will cover the endeavors of Elana Niren, Theresa Reckamp, and Sidath Wijetunga regarding the maintenance, growth, and expansion of ASU4Food. ASu4Food has been striving to gain connections and the reputation that would allow it to become an “umbrella organization” with the ability to coordinate all of the food-raising ...

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Niren, Elana, Reckamp, Theresa, Wijetunga, Sidath, et al.
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2013-05

Blue House Coffee is a company started by four friends with a passion for roasting fresh, quality coffee. The company's current business operations include online sales through a company website and beverage sales from a bicycle-driven coffee cart. Blue House Coffee offers a diversity in variety of high-quality roasted coffee and a top-of-the-line iced coffee as its core products. The Marketing Plan is the next step in solidifying the company’s goals and will play an integral role in better understanding the business, the customers, and a strategy for success.

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Zeigler, Zachary Alan, Eaton, John, Mokwa, Michael, et al.
Created Date
2014-05

This thesis provides an analysis of company culture in well-known and relevant businesses to identify a successful company culture and create an outline for businesses to follow when designing or revamping their culture. This included research and analysis of successful and unsuccessful company cultures and the affect they have on customers, employees and employers. This analysis created measurements to use to identify good company culture and bad company culture. These were identified through evaluations of employee reviews, secondary research and business articles. From there, different parts of company culture were identified as key components to building a strong, prideful and ...

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Hauck, Mariah Shelby, Eaton, John, Mokwa, Michael, et al.
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2017-05

The purpose of this project was to create a brand identity for an expansion Major League Soccer team in Arizona. We identified and analyzed the numerous components that combine to create a sports brand, as well as a brand’s impact on a soccer club’s location and community. We determined that visual identity is the dominant aspect of a sports brand that is designed, and we limited our work accordingly. We defined the visual brand identity as being made up of the color palette, team name, logo, typography, and uniforms of a prospective soccer club. In order to create a strong ...

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Cambron, Reece, Hyland, Chelsea, Mokwa, Michael, et al.
Created Date
2016-12

This thesis examines Endgame, a gaming themed bar and restaurant located in the heart of Tempe, Arizona on Mill Avenue. The business serves regular bar fare and offers a wide selection of video games for its customers to play and enjoy. Recently Endgame recognized that it was unsatisfied with its current revenue stream, prompting this investigative study. Upon completing this project, three business problems that are limiting Endgame’s revenue growth were identified. The issues identified were: food sales, visibility/access, and alcohol sales. To better understand each of these issues a study was conducted in the form of ethnography research and ...

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Paplham, Tyler James, Eaton, John, Mokwa, Michael, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

This creative project represents the only creative writing that I have had the opportunity to create during my time at Barrett as a finance major. As such, I had to learn the story-telling process from scratch. My endeavors were further complicated by the fact that I desired to emulate the writing of Ernest Hemingway. He is a man whom I have come to admire, and I believe that even though it is impossible for most of us to live our lives with as much external vigor and daring, we would do well to internalize his appreciation of life as a ...

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Wilson, Thomas, Dalton, Kevin, Mokwa, Michael, et al.
Created Date
2012-04

The amount of professional athletes, who declare bankruptcy after retiring from the sport they love, is now occurring at an epidemic level. The amount of income athletes earn in America, the fame they achieve and the relationships they establish, should provide them with all the resources they need so this problem never plagues their lives. The single greatest influencer in an athlete’s life could be their agent. This presents the agent an opportunity to guide their client, and friend, to a future of financial security for the rest of their lives. Game (NOT) Over, will discuss what is required to ...

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Lofrisco, Jonathan, Eaton, John, Mokwa, Michael, et al.
Created Date
2013-12

Barrett, the Honors College accepts high performing, academically engaged students and works with them in collaboration with all of the other academic units at Arizona State University. All Barrett students complete a thesis or creative project, supervised and defended in front of a faculty committee. The thesis or creative project allows students to explore an intellectual interest and produce an original piece of scholarly research. The thesis or creative project is a student’s opportunity to explore areas of academic interest with greater intensity than is possible in a single course. It is also an opportunity to engage with professors, nationally recognized in their fields and specifically interested and committed to working with honors students. This work provides tangible evidence of a student’s research, writing and creative skills to graduate schools and/or prospective employers.