Sycamore Scholars

ISU - Electronic Theses and Dissertations

ISU - Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Recent Submissions

  • Lu, Rio Ying-Shu (2012-08)
    I am a very ordinary girl and grew up in a very traditional Taiwanese family. We worship and pray to gods and our ancestors since our religion is Taoism. Also, we made traditional food by ourselves for some worship ...
  • Gu, Yi-Jiun (2012-08)
    Growing from the soil and soaking up the sunshine, food is the essence of nature. An ancient poem in my hometown points out that harvesting grain needs intense labor, so the best way for people to express their ...
  • Gorcoff, Jason (2012-04-26)
    I grew up on popular culture: films, video games and comic books. The illustrations for movie posters and game cartridges were often very realistic as were the special effects in the various horror and science fiction ...
  • Gibson, Ricki (2012-06-25)
    I seek to reveal truths with my art. Working with photographic portraits I try to show more than just a pretty face; I try to unveil the subjects both to themselves and to the viewer. I want to boil down their essences ...
  • Fergie, Jennifer (2012-12)
    Ever since I could remember my summers began and ended at the beach. From the time I was a small child until now it has always been my place of solace. It is a place where I can let my thoughts, emotions, and creativity ...
  • Frentz, Ashley (2012-07)
    Design can be found anywhere, from the shoes on your feet to the bottle in your hand. In the past few years I have developed a growing interest in the wine industry. From the moment you decide to purchase a bottle of wine ...
  • Cozart, Kelly (2012-12)
    Ancient Greeks and their ancestors, like most cultures of prehistory, sought to make sacred their surroundings in an effort to control their existence via the creation of a site and a vehicle of return, spiritually and ...
  • Breitigam, Kari (2012-04-24)
    Desire, longing, and obsession are complex emotions. These feelings can manifest in • many forms including escapism, vicarious living, materialism, and romance. I believe that many of our most deeply ingrained desires ...
  • Baek, Sangjun (2012-04-26)
    In advertising, many industries currently have the same borrowed look that is often used over and over, creating a sea of"me too" advertising. As a designer, I am expected to explore many different approaches for one ...
  • McNichols-Torroledo, Alexandra (2013-05)
    The leitmotif of the photographs, video and writing I produced for this series is rooted in the reconstruction of people's memories and experiences of the Colombian armed conflict. I have a strong concern for the condition ...
  • Lin, Wei-Nung (2013-03-04)
    For my final exhibition, I have chosen "The Eight Generals", which is an old mythological story in Taiwan. The legend ofThe Eight Generals still exists, but it is unlike the original story. Today, a parade is held based ...
  • Detached 
    Ethridge (2012-05-10)
    Throughout my life I have had strong feelings of disconnection (Disconnection 2012/fig < 1) or detachment from the world and people around me in social subcultures such as the alternative music scene, the art world and ...
  • Chenoweth, Matt (2013-04-21)
    What started as an idea for a cohesive body of work quickly became a journey of self-reflection and a heightened awareness of why I am the person that I am. From early in my childhood I wondered how things worked and how ...
  • Carroll, Natalie (2013)
    When I first became a designer, I quickly realized that art and design aren't created in a vacuum and that everything is related. What I create is a reflection of the world around me. Every day I encounter and observe ...
  • Adler, Michelle (2013-03-29)
    Beauty is a loaded word. One person's beautiful is another's grotesque. beauty is not simply an aesthetic quality; it is a value that we as a society hold with reverence next to truth, goodness and justice. during the 17th ...
  • Syria 
    Abas, Soulaf (2013-04-09)
    Casualties become trivial numbers during times of war, and neighborhoods become insignificant remains. Regretfully, I cannot do much to help my people. The Syrian government does not allow any type of aid in the country, ...
  • Smith, William Kirk
    Leadership development is at or near the top in importance to senior executives within organizations. In the criteria for the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award, leadership has the second highest weighting, behind ...
  • Fenton, Mark Gabriel
    Literature addressing selection, cross-cultural training and determinants of a successful or failed expatriate experience is extensive for those in business, but there is little research on these topics for professional ...
  • Wood, Evan D.
    This research examined the relationship between post-arrival performance interventions and the adjustment and performance of North American expatriates working and living in Hong Kong. The focus was on an integrated view ...
  • Pederson, Leonard
    The problem of this study was to identity the tasks and responsibilities of first-line supervisors in a job-shop manufacturing environment in the Northwest Wisconsin portion of the United States. The purpose of this study ...

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