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Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection


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.


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2013 2018


The following business plan is for Classically Designed, an event design and coordination company in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. All portions (business philosophy, marketing plan, operational plan, financials, etc.) are clearly lined out for immediate use and implementation. Classically Designed will be a business that will have the reputation of honesty, responsibility, and unbelievable imagination. Previous events will shine out of the past to practically sell the business on their own. Clients should get to enjoy their own events as much as their guests and we will strive to make this happen even for the most hands-on event ...

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Klaum, Patrice Katherine, Hoffman, David, Heywood, William, et al.
Created Date
2014-05

This study investigates the use and perception of communications efforts among 197 animal-related and human services nonprofit organizations. Several facets of nonprofit communication such as traditional communication usage, social media adoption and usage, and the overall perception of the organizations’ communications efforts were examined using a survey and Form 990 analysis. More in-depth analysis was conducted on the participating organizations’ Facebook and Twitter accounts as well. After analyzing this data, the study found significant differences in how these two types of nonprofit organizations conduct their communications efforts. Animal-related organizations were much more active and saw higher levels of engagement on ...

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Coleman, Alexandria Elizabeth, Wu, Xu, Taj, Torrie, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

Living in a world that is connected in a major way by social media has become the reality for a number of human beings. The necessity of social media in everyday life and a person’s urge to use it tends to increase when wanting to stay updated and informed about the nature of things around them. The social media world has grown so much over the years, with even the youngest of generations participating in a number of different social networking sites. This study examines how people experience life without social media and how common themes develop as to how ...

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Morris, Amanda Marie, Cheong, Pauline, Martin, Judith, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

I conducted a qualitative creative project that observed innovative and adaptable curriculum at Tonto Creek Camp in Payson, Arizona. The creative project has been a collective, collaborative, and continuous process and celebration between myself, Arizona State University and Tonto Creek Camp. My introduction started in a PRM 304 class with Dr. Wendy Hultsman. One of our first projects took place at Tonto Creek Camp. This inclusive project involved restoration of some of the trailheads and nature preservation around the camp’s grounds. As a class, we developed various project proposals including the layout, design and budgets for each project. Further, I ...

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Bishop, Christine Elizabeth, Hultsman, Wendy, Piccirillo, Chris, et al.
Created Date
2016-12

The public education system in the United States is one of the nation’s most powerful and influential institutions. Although this system was and continues to be viewed as a societal equalizer, the institution of public education was never constructed to support equity. This paper examines educational inequity by analyzing American history state standards in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Montana, and Oklahoma. American history state standards are carefully curated to construct a dominant “American story.” For this project three frameworks were utilized to analyze the five state standards: Timeframe of Inclusion, Life Domains, and Population Characterization. These three frameworks helped unpack ...

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Bartlett, Maria Juanita, Lomawaima, K. Tsianina, Nethero, Brian, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

Starting in 2002, Arizona State University (ASU) began a rebranding effort to transition from having a reputation as a top 10 party school to being known as a prestigious research institution. Over the last 15 years, ASU has successfully reached some of these goals, eventually being named the #1 most innovative university in the country by the U.S. News and World Report. Part of this success can be attributed to the university’s communication and marketing efforts, which seek to improve the university’s reputation and build relationships with stakeholders. This study analyzes ASU’s communication entities, how they interact and what messages ...

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Harrelson, Savannah Lee, Renzulli, Virgil, Bovio, Sonia, et al.
Created Date
2017-05

This study investigates the relationship between intercultural friendships and attitudes towards intercultural dating—from the perspective of Asian students studying in the United States. Twenty Chinese students completed an online, 19-item questionnaire (Survey Monkey) surveying the cultural diversity of their friendships (age, gender, religion, nationality, and language) and also their attitudes toward dating White U.S. Americans. The data were submitted to statistical tests and the results revealed no significant correlation between success in developing U.S. American friends, diversity of friendship networks, and interest in dating a White U.S. American. These non-significant results may be due to a limitation of the study--the ...

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Warner, Olivia Rose, Martin, Judith, Mongeau, Paul, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

Dance studios often have a high tuition rates, which makes learning technique from a dance school difficult to attain. For AZ Hype Hip Hop Squad no circumstance can keep them from dancing. This 14-year-old team has made their mark in dance competitions nationwide. The only problem is: this nationally ranked team lingers unrecognized. AZ Hype is a non-profit dance team that practices wherever they can find a space. They practice anywhere from school cafeterias to driveways, parks to backyards and parking lots. What gives this team their competitive edge is that nothing keeps them from dancing and they draw inspiration ...

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Ahmadpour, Shirin Jose, Hultsman, Wendy, Delgado, Tara, et al.
Created Date
2014-12

Mainstream women’s magazines today pride themselves on promoting women and female empowerment but continue to show majority thin, attractive, and usually wealthy, white women in the pages and on the covers. This narrow view of what it looks like to be a woman puts minority groups on the peripheral. Women of color, low-income women, homosexual or transgender women are also women, but they have these “of color” and “low-income” title add-ons because when one thinks “woman,” they are not what comes to mind. This begs the question: are these magazines pro all women, or only pro some women? This paper ...

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Seely, Taylor Breigh, Hill, Retha, Werner, Karen, et al.
Created Date
2016-12

For decades, corporate firms have included corporate responsibility initiatives in their regular business functions in an effort to communicate a priority toward the communities they operate in, rather than just the customers they serve. These actions – whether implemented through financial or human resources – have grown to be a common addition to business models across industries. In recent years, however, the simple addition of a community-oriented campaign to a firm’s regular business proceedings have become less effective in positioning a firm as a devoted corporate citizen. Today, consumers have access to more information and opportunities for substitutes than ever ...

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Roberts, Katelyn J., Mokwa, Michael, Eaton, John, et al.
Created Date
2018-05