• Beautiful Misery

      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 that represent this idea of suffering as being human and unique. I do not seek to overwhelm my viewer with sadness and despair, but rather to open my viewer's eyes to what suffering may reveal. As a society, we are generally numb to the tragedy that may befall others. Some apply an invisible shield and a mask of glamour to conceal what they believe may resemble suffering and defeat. Our natural inclination is to present to each other an image of our own perfection, as stable and immortal beings. In reality, we analyze ourselves and recognize natures defeat every day when we look in the mirror, Great measure is taken to conceal any sign of aging, stress personal ailments, and the inevitable death. My models represent this struggle with life, yet without any concealment. Their troubles are laid before the viewers, as human as they may be.
    • In Partial Fulfillment of the M.F.A. Degree Requirements

      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 camera properly. I took pictures of my family and friends all the time. I would send the roll to the Kodak store to be developed and I would show the pictures to everyone. I continued taking general pictures as I grew up, but I never really did anything beyond that.
    • 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 is to create a place for people to drink and discuss issues of global warming by providing inviting yet thought provoking ambience with graphics, videos, and eco-friendly furniture.
    • The Elephant's Year

      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, advising historical stories, future predictions, social solutions, etc. The Holy Qur'an asks people to believe in God and the Prophet Mohammed. I chose a story from the Holy Qur'an that talks about the Holy Kaaba, which was the first religion place for God
    • Before It Rains

      Parkman, Veronica O. (2010-07-20)
      "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not parish but have everlasting life." Contemporary Christian literature is becoming first choice in public libraries and bookstores throughout the country. From novels about end-time prophesy to autobiographies of world-renowned pastors, works written for and about Christians have reached an all-time high. Before it Rains is indeed, according to the scriptural definition of salvation found in the King James Version of the bible, a contemporary Christian novel; the characters must go through the biblical process of accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior before receiving a newness or fulfillment of life. Moreover, this novel presents a particular focus on the African American community. Not only does the audience receive a glimpse of life from an African American perspective, but the reader also experiences a unique style of worship and the importance of religion in the black church. The reader is introduced to three religious characters, and the chapters in which these characters are introduced present strong images of the African American church such as handclapping and tambourines. Although Before it Rains is a contemporary Christian novel, it can also be considered a romantic work. Elements of romantic writing that can be found frequently throughout the book include emphasis placed on emotions, emphasis upon freedom and individuality, and emphasis on imagination and fantasy. Quite often, prophetic dreams occur, and the reader is presented with flashbacks of the characters' pasts. Before it Rains does not appeal to any specific audience; just as salvation, according to Romans 10:9, is open to all who believe, this novel serves as a nontraditional gateway for those who are curious about accepting Christ into their lives. Readers are presented with realistic characters who, like themselves, may be somewhat skeptical when it comes to spiritual concerns.
    • I'm Too Young For This @#!%

      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 photographers from all over the country. I tried to learn as much about the craft of photography as possible during those years, not just about lighting, but also about the business of photography. While I was fortunate to work for dozens of photographers from around the country, there were two • photographers in particular that influenced my work greatly. Greg Puis (www.pulsphoto.com) was the first commercial photographer to really take me under his wing. He had this specific way of lighting that was time consuming and really beautiful. (It wasn't uncommon for me to spend an entire day lighting one or two shots.) He was the kind of photographer that editors and art directors hired when they were looking for "arty." Jason Lindsey (www.jasonlindsey.com) on the other hand, was the type of photographer who did great work and always kept lighting as simple as possible. His strength was in connecting with his clients and subjects on a personal level. (Something Puis often struggled with) Jason was the kind of photographer that made work fun. (There was often drinking involved) Greg was a little more disciplined, but often seemed on the verge of a breakdown .
    • Seeing in the Dark

      Brennan, Matthew, 1955- (2011-08-30)
    • The Environmental and Social Responsibilities of the Graphic Designer

      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 has made adjustments to the way that we view our environment, is it really enough? Society as a whole may be making attempts to be more environmentally active, however, most consumers have only considered what they are purchasing, not the amount they are purchasing. We are called consumers because that is what we do- consume, a lot. But what if what we continued to consume was actually good for the earth as well as the economy?
    • An Exploration on Humanitarian Relief Project Using Graphic Design

      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 and networks. I decided to explore this topic as my thesis project because I was stimulated by the reports on a series of intense earthquakes which stroke the entire world from 2008 to 2011
    • The Other I

      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, which is Latin for "other I" began being used in the nineteenth century when psychologists first started diagnosing Dissociative Identity Disorder, or Multiple Personality Disorder. This disorder has the characteristics of having two or more different personalities that can take control of an individual's character1
    • 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 project centers around the creation of a luxury boutique hotel that would be a distinct hospitality destination along the Wabash River. Thinking deeply and creatively about the physical and mental relationships users have with an identity and the built environment I was challenged to create an emotionally responsive brand that incorporates architecture, interiors and graphic design
    • The Arboreal Me

      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 growing and changing in order to adapt and to survive in its surroundings. To the unobservant viewer it will seem as if nothing has occmTed, we see a tree only as its top layer. To the ones that truly look, however, there is always something new to see, which feeds into my philosophy that things are never what they seem on the surface. That is to say there is always more to what one looks at than what one actually sees
    • The God-nature-man relationship in the works of selected eighteenth and nineteenth century American writers

      Anderson, Jane E. (2012-04-11)
      Several commentaries have been written about the role that Nature has played in the literature of early America, including books by Wilson Ober Clough,Hans Huth and Norman Foerster. Each of these studies, however has virtually ignored a vital aspect of the Man-Nature relationship as it was conceived and as it matured in the young nation. From the beginning, the American view of Nature was influenced and often dictated by the American view of God and a complete picture of the role of Nature in this nation's literature cannot be gained without a consideration also of the role of God in those same writings. The thrust of this study is a consideration of the inter-relationships between God,Man,and nature as they were perceived and recorded by Jonathan Edwards, Philip Morin Freneau, William Cullen Bryant and Ralph Waldo Emerson. These four writers of the 18th and 19th centuries represent not only the essayists and poets of their respective centuries, but also some of the foremost religious, political and philosophical movements of their day. Edwards, like many Puritans before him, viewed Nature with a critical eye, recording the intricacies of her minutest forms with scientific interest. But more than this, he reveled in her beauties, finding in them a muted reflection of the ineffable beauty and majesty of God. Seeing in the workings of Nature shadows of Divine percepts, he began to compile a catalogue of those lessons which god had revealed for the edification of the Saints. Puritan doctrine imposed rigid controls upon the acquisition of these teachings, however. As Edwards taught these lessons, which were not new revelations of God, but rather illustrations of Biblical truths, could only be perceived by God’s Elect and then only when God chose to reveal them. Freneau’s view of Nature as teacher placed her in a role of greater importance. As a Deist, he believed that nature did not simply illustrate Biblical truths but was herself Man’s Bible. Like a book of ready answers about life and death, nature had been prepared in advance by a new remote God, who having fashioned a perfect universe to function in faultless rhythm, then sat back to simply watch it work. Rejecting the Puritan doctrine of the Elect, Freneau argued furthermore that Nature’s lessons were available to any individual who in earnestness sought them. Like Freneau, Bryant rejected any suggestion that nature’s secrets could be understood only by a chosen few. He found instead in the forests and mountains a vast and majestic cathedral in which an individual could reach upward with nature in earnest and loving worship of the creator. But he saw in nature, as well, an eager and sympathetic confidant, a comforter and a guide whose voice spoke freely to any who sought communion with her. Emerson, the Transcendentalist believed that through the very act of creation the Spirit of God flowed into and through every aspect of nature, making every particle in existence from the mightiest king to the smallest grain of sand partakers of his divinity. Man and nature were therefore one, sharing being within the over-soul. And since in the beginning god had thought each rock and tree and mountain into being, they existed as corporeal symbols of spiritual realities. Nature thus became the symbol of the spirit and as Emerson chose not to recognize the Bible as god’s guideline for mankind, nature became also an individual’s only avenue to God. Each of these four men Edwards, Freneau, Bryant and Emerson viewed nature from a slightly different perspective, their views influenced, in part at least by their understanding of God’s relationship to his creation. Yet what are most striking are not the differences in their beliefs, but rather the consistencies. Nature was for each of them, as indeed for most Americans to be admired for her majestic beauty preserved in her innocence and looked to her insight into the workings of God among Men.
    • Rorschach Erlebnistypus and problem-solving styles in children.

      Orme, Daniel R (2012-04-18)
      This study was designed to determine whether children who, on the basis of their Rorschach Erlebnistypus score,were identified as being introversive or extraversive differed with respect to their approaches to certain novel problem-solving tasks.It was thought that the extra-tensives would characteristically manipulate the task materials more and make more mistakes than would the introversives,owing to the notion that the introversives internalize more of their manipulations and attempted solutions.Sixty-nine sixth and seventh graders at a university-run laboratory school were administered the Rorschach.From that number fifteen introversive and fifteen extratensive children were identified who were also given three subtests from the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised(WISC-R).These subtests were the Block Design,Object Assembly,and Mazes.Systems were devised to count the number of manipulations made by the chidren on the Block Design and Object Assembly subtests and the number of errors committed on the Mazes subtest.These manipulations and errors were recorded and mean manipulation and error scores were tabulated for both the introversive and extratensive groups.T-tests,using these mean scores,tested the hypotheses of this study.The hypotheses of this study were: 1)Extratensive children make significantly more manipulations than do introversive children on the Block Design subtest of the WISC-R. 2)Extratensive children make significantly more manipulations than do introversive children on the Object Assembly subtest of the WISC-R. 3) Extratensive children make significantly more errors than do introversive children on the Mazes subtest of the WISC-R.The results of the analysis of the data revealed that the introversive group performed fewer manipulations than did the extratensive group on the Block Design subtest as expected but not on the Object Assembly subtest.Furthermore,the extratensives did not commit more errors on the Mazes subtest than did the introversies.It was concluded that introversive and extratensive children do differ with respect to problem-solving styles.It is not known,however what tasks are required so that these differences are evident.
    • The Spanish Chapel of Santa Maria Novella:a document of Dominican dogma.

      Hoover, Dale (2012-04-18)
      Previous scholarship has suggested that the frescoes of the Spanish Chapel at Santa Maria Novella in Florence were influenced by the celebration of Corpus Domini and by the philosophy of St.Thomas Aquinas.Although scholars have agreed that such influences exist,few have demonstrated the supposed relationships among frescoes images and Aquinas words or Corpus Domini's text.This Study presents an analysis of the frescoes in the terms of Aqunia's stated philosophy and the text for the mess of Corpus Domini.The frescoes contain images of Aquinas enthroned and Aquinas teaching.The image of Aquinas enthroned above figures representing theological and secular knowledge seems to have been drawn from Aquinas Summa Theologica.In support of the theory that Summa Theologica inspired the image of Aquinas on the west wall,passages from Summa Theologica are cited.The east wall contains an illustration of Aquinas teaching heretics.Aquinas Summa Contra Gentiles may have inspired the image of Aquinas on the east wall.Passages from Summa Contra Gentiles are cited to support that theory.It seems that the Spanish Chapel's founder desired that the chapel should reflect the clebration of Corpus Domini.Although previous scholarship has suggested a relationship between the celebration of Corpus Domini and the frescoes,no specific texts from the celebration had been cited.This thesis,however examines the founder's will as it relates to Corpus Domini and relates the texts of the mass and prcoession of Corpus Domini to appreciate sections of the fresco.Based upon comparisons between the chapel's frescoes and the texts mentioned above,the study offers an explanation of the Spanish Chapel frescoes as a combination of elements from Corpus Domini and Aquinas writings.The celebration of Corpus Domini advocated belief in a transubstantiated Eucharist,a belief which distinguished the faithful from the heretics.Aquinas Summa Theologica contains guidelines for identifying heretics and for persuading them to return to the Catholic faith.Aquinas Summa Contra Gentiles contains instructions for converting Muslims and Jews to Catholicism.Considering these facts,the study offers a theory that the purpose of the frescoes in the Spanish Chapel seems to ahve been to instruct the Dominican friars at Santa Maria Novella about how to recognize and combat hereby and unbelief.
    • A comparison of formally mentored and unmentored participants of a women's leadership training institute.

      Fallon, Margaret Ann Wichers (2012-04-19)
      A comaprison of formally mentored and unmentored participants of a Women's Institute was made utilizing instruments representing six variables reported in the research literature as outcomes of successful informal mentoring relationships.The six variables included job advancement,creativity,job satisfaction,salary increase,self esteem and social status.The instruments used in an attempt to objectively compare the two groups were the CREE Questionnaire,the Minnesota Questionnaire,the Avila Mentorship Questionnaire,and the Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale.Fifty formally mentored and fifty unmentored subjects were each randomly assigned to predictor profile groups of 30 and validation groups of 20. Discriminate analysis was used on the two groups of 30 to generate a prediction profile for mentored individuals.The remaining two groups of 20 were then examined to determine the validity of the original prediction equation.A chi square analysis was used to determine the number of correct and incorrect classification of the variables.Results revealed that three of the six variables used in comparison were found to be significant--salary increase,job satisfaction and self-esteem.The variables promotion,social status and creativity were not significant.The prediction equation was not validated by the second group of subjects.Though the three variables were identified as predictors of group membership,the amount of difference in classification between the two groups was not significant.
    • You Love until You Don't

      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 develop in childhood and adolescence. The desires of this period often remain with us through adulthood even though we may try to hide them. We hold on to our delusions; we never really grow out of our childish fantasies. These emotions become especially complicated when that which we desire is out of our reach or perhaps doesn't even exist at all. We often have a love-hate relationship with the things we desire. A longing for something that is unattainable can be accompanied by a desire to destroy that thing. My work is an exploration of the ambivalent relationship we often have with objects of desire.
    • The relationship between receiver apprehension and listening styles in students at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.

      Till, Gwendolyn R (2012-04-24)
      The purpose of this research was to determine the relationship between receiver apprehension(RA),an anxiety-related construct associated with inadequate information processing capability,and listening style in the context of the college classroom.Two of the four hypotheses tested indicate no relationship exists between the varibales.One hypothesis indicated a negative relationship between the varibales,and one hypothesis could not be tested due to insufficient data.Additional research needs to be conducted to determine if relationships do exist between these varibales.
    • Direct Mail Marketing: SAMSUNG myPhone

      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 product. I have to create a new campaign for an existing product by developing posters, magazine/newspaper ads, direct mail and follow-up mailings. For my thesis, the campaign will be developed for a new Samsung cell phone, which I have named "myPhone." Part of the campaign is the positioning of the product and its name change, stressing that the phone is developed for the consumer. For my thesis project, I have created a direct marketing campaign.
    • The Battle

      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 films. I was inspired by their realism and dramatic subject matter. This is the visual language from my youth and also the language that I emulate in my work. The themes of my paintings are often personal and the ideas are not all that complicated. I tend to be drawn towards stories of good and evil or human conflict in general. With these images I hope to be able to express a simple dynamic of struggle and longing that exists in life. And above all else I try to create an image of physical beauty for the viewer .