Sycamore Scholars

ISU - Electronic Theses and Dissertations

ISU - Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Recent Submissions

  • Boyer, Natalie (2008-04-01)
    Within moments of suffering, beauty emerges and manifests itself into forms that we do not fully recognize. We become willful, dependant, and most of all the accepting of our human frailty. I choose to present portraits ...
  • Báez, Daniela (2008-04-28)
    I have always had an inclination towards taking pictures. When I was young the first object I bought with my first savings was a simple automatic camera. I remember reading the entire manual so I would be able to use the ...
  • Nur, Abdi H. (2015-12-01)
    The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship between diabetics’ socioeconomic status, self-efficacy, education levels, gender, and ethnicity and their medication and physical activity (i.e., healthy ...
  • 422 
    Chen, Ming-Chia (2010)
    422 (pronounced "four two two"), is a prototype of a coffee shop which is named after Earth Day, April 22nd_ It is not just a coffee shop. 422 is a coffee shop with a theme: global warming. The concept of the coffee shop ...
  • Alharbi, Mohammed (2010)
    My faith of Islam and the Holy Qur'an guides my design creativity. I like to teach others about my faith, and I found 30 animation is a great way for that. The Holy Qur'an is full of lessons, wisdoms, scientific facts, ...
  • Shearer, John (2011-08-30)
    In order to support my music photography habit, I worked as an assistant to commercial photographers on a freelance basis. Through my membership in the American Society of Media Photographers, I was able to assist ...
  • Zhang, Yan (2012-04)
    My work is unabashedly Humanitarian. This is an everlasting topic in the public media. Global poverty, natural disasters, environmental and social crises, refugees, epidemic diseases are all in our daily newspapers, TV s ...
  • Yousaf, Mohammed (2012-05)
    As a child, I lived in a small city in Jordan called Irbid, where a lot of people knew each other, and I would wake up to my family chatting in the morning. When I was 18 years old, I left my country for the first time ...
  • Tice, Jackie (2012-04-27)
    Plato described reality as akin to being chained facing a cave walL Reality was behind you where you could not see and was related to you only by the shadows it cast before you. The question of what constitutes reality ...
  • Snyder, Andrew (2012-04)
    I have always been interested in the idea of duality. By this I am referring to the two sides, or personalities, of a person, the side that is presented to the world, and the side that that is hidden. The term Alter Ego, ...
  • Le Lux 
    Simmons, Jessica (2012-04)
    This thesis will discuss the concepts and issues that surround the brand identity process in visual communication and interior architecture. Interested in the future development of the Terre Haute riverSCAPE project, the ...
  • Prato, Rebecca (2012-04-11)
    A tree can be a metaphor for a cycle; in this respect it is also a metaphor for change, as a tree itself is in a constant state of metamorphosis whether or not it is visible to the naked eye. The tree is steady, always ...
  • Ozonexus 
    Pothumarthi, Kartheeka (2012-04-26)
    I love nature. I had a very strong connection with nature from my childhood. Most of my childhood was spent playing in the garden, staring at the water of a small pond near my house, collecting flowers and preserving ...
  • Phillips, Cynthia (2012-01)
    "Go Green", "Reduce-Reuse-Recycle" these are terms and slogans that we have been hearing for years. But what do they really mean? Are we as a society becoming numb to the true meaning of this concept? Although our culture ...
  • 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 ...

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