A growing collection containing theses, capstones, and research papers presented in the fulfillment of Graduate degrees at Cardinal Stritch University. Items are submitted by the author and are either open access or on-campus access only; some files may have embargoes placed on them. The authors of these documents retain the copyright to the intellectual property these works represent in their current form.

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Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects from 2016

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The effects of music therapy on social behaviors of African American males with emotional behavior disability in elementary school, Rebecca Armijo

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Lowering global consumption of petroleum, while increasing profit: Tesla Motors ridesharing, Rodrigo Ayala

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Hmong American home literacy environments and parent participation in a first grade classroom, Abigail Jane Beneke

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Interdisciplinary simulation to improve teamwork, communication, and health care practice: A literature review, Rebecca S. Bennett

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The effects of a reading intervention with the spot-and-dot syllabication strategy in conjunction with the vowel pattern chart, Peggy C. Block

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A national staffing crisis: addressing the recruitment and retention of frontline employees in the long-term care industry, Elizabeth W. Brzeski

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The effects of phonological awareness based centers to enhance literacy skills in kindergarten, Nancy P. Burns

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The impact of academic-clinical partnerships on the experiences of nursing students, staff and faculty, Sarah M. Calonder

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The effects of systematic and explicit morphologic instruction of prefixes on vocabulary acquisition and comprehension, Cori L. Christian

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Analysis of contingent versus permanent employees in the healthcare industry, Abby L. Dion

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The effects of behavior tracking on the compliance of middle school students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities, Meredith G. Grubb

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Employee turnover: contributing factors and retention strategies, Molly Harmon

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Dramatic play and its effects on math achievement and student outlook in an early childhood classroom, Jamita Horton

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The effectiveness of interventions to improve comprehension of the informed consent process: A literature review, Jessica Kagan

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The influence of peer review on nursing practice, Andrea Klipp

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The use of sitters in healthcare facilities: An integrative review, Joan Koehn-Fogl

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The results of breathwork on traumatized African American male juveniles, Toni T. Martinez

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Effects on reading comprehension using a four square vocabulary design, Renee S. Moldenhauer

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Strategic management of nonprofit resources: expanding perspectives in the nonprofit sector, Sean T. O’Connell

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Equal employment opportunities for veterans with mental illness vs. non-veteran individuals, Carolyn Piggot

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The effectiveness of creative writing on lowering mathematics anxiety and increasing standardized test scores in middle school, Brenna Prochnow

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The effectiveness of a structured note taking and written retell intervention on increasing overall reading comprehension, Chase Prochnow

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The effects of a taped-problems intervention on multiplication fact fluency of fourth grade title I math students, Matthew Stadler

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The millennialization of the sale, Corey J. Wernlund

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Strategic audit of a growth plan: a case study of a national real estate development company, Gwyn Wheeler

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Effects of trained preceptors on new graduate nurses’ transition to practice: An integrative literature review, Michelle G. Wierman

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The effects of iPad applications as an instructional tool for mathematical achievement and motivation, Anne E. Zabel

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects from 2015

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The Relationships Between Eating Disordered Behaviors, Parental and Adult Attachment, and the Likelihood of Engaging in Specialized Diets, Leslie Albion

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The effect of question answer relationships (QAR) on reading comprehension, Vincent Alvarez

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Increasing positive attitudes to influence student reading achievement, Julia Bareiss

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Improving the mathematics word-problem skills of an early middle school student, Crystal L. Brown

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The Effects of a Story Elements Graphic Organizer on the Reading Comprehension of Intermediate Elementary Students, Caroline Rita Calewarts

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Use of articulated thoughts during a simulated situation to change self-efficacy and outcome expectations, Corey Didier

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The Socratic seminar's effect on reading comprehension, Michael Dietrich

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The effects of songs in English language acquisition to English language learners, Judi Dinets

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Strategies for growing Almac US commercial pharmaceutical packaging division from a two million dollar operation to a ten million dollar operation in five years, David Ealy

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The Effects of Explicit Instruction in Metacognitive Reading Strategies Using Graphic Organizers on the Comprehension of Intermediate Elementary Students, Jody V. Folkedahl Eppolito

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Does family therapy help reduce relapse rates in people with opate addiction?, Lynn Gillian

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Improving Student Decoding through Code-Based Interventions, Michael G. Gotsch

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Word Families and Decoding by Analogy for Word Recognition, Jerilyn A. Hagensick

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The effects of blending and segmenting decoding strategies on reading, Bernadette Hall

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What Effect Do the Reading Comprehension Strategies of Text Coding and Journal Writing Have on the Reading Comprehension in the Mathematics Classroom of 9th Grade Students with Special Education Needs?, Mary Hamilton

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The Effects of Morphology Instruction Strategies Word Sums, Word Towers, and Word Relays on Vocabulary Knowledge and Reading Comprehension of Tenth Grade Students, Megan K. Hummitzsch

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Decoding strategies for emerging readers, Isabel Jilk

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The Effects of Explicitly Teaching a Component of Self-regulated Strategy Development on Bilingual Kindergartners, Ashley K. Lobo

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Employee retention using non-financial means in a nonprofit: Recommendations for Oaklawn Academy, John J. McMahon

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An opportunity for improvement: The conversion of coal burning power plants at the WEC Energy Group, Megan C. Miller

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Perceived advantages and disadvantages of inclusion versus self-contained classes for students with moderate to severe cognitive disabilities in high school, Chris Millner

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Developing a case for a more granular examination in the selection of information technology job roles most suitable for outsourcing and offshore placement, Robert A. Moscardini

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The effects of an online learning program as a tier II intervention for phonemic awareness development in kindergarten students, Cristina Moutinho

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Participation in male-only social support groups may decrease depressive symptoms in men, Jeffrey M. Nerone

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Enhancing Comprehension through Close Reading and Text Based Discussions, Kristin K. Nett

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Vocabulary Instruction Through Read-Alouds in Kindergarten, Mary O'Brien

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The Effects of Phonological Awareness Intervention on a First Grade Student’s Writing Skills, Paige M. Patterson

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Singing with sight words: Using music and movement to aid in the acquisition of common sight words, Elena Pepe

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The effects of parental involvement on vocabulary acquisition of male, middle school students with autism spectrum disorder, Katie Schoenung

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Examination of Protective Factors that Promote Resilience in Adult Children of Alcoholics Impacted by Negative Life Experiences, Theresa E. Sokup

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The Effects of Direct Instruction of Vocabulary on High School Special Education Students’ Reading Comprehension, Rachel B. Storey

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How expository text structure instruction effects reading comprehension, Jamie Utecht

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The effects of interactive read-alouds on emergent reader’s narrative comprehension, Amy Wabiszewski

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Self-management programs that increase health outcomes and perceived health status in patients with chronic disease, specifically diabetes: An integrated review, Tiffany Wachowiak

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The effects of explicit morphology instruction on vocabulary skills in four struggling middle school readers, Lauren S. Wiley

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Personalized blended learning strategy to influence reading comprehension, Marissa Wilkening

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Effective Vocabulary Instruction Using the Four Domains of Language, Cheri A. Woelfl

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The effects of reading app usage on reading comprehension, Ashley Yang

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects from 2014

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Expanding Employer Services At Prevea Health, Edith Marie Allen

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The Effects of a Daily Individual Intervention on a Pre-Kindergarten Student's Reading Comprehension, Grace Ardery

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The Effects of Graphic Organizers on the Reading Comprehension of Elementary School Students, Sika R. Banini

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The effect of self-regulated strategy development on the writing of seventh-grade students with exceptional education needs, Wendi Bazar-Besasie

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The relationship between recollections of peer victimization experiences in childhood and adolescence and social anxiety symptomatology in adulthood, Rachel L. Burkel

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An integrative review of evidenced-based leadership behaviors of nurse managers, Brenda M. Calhoun

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Eating Disorder Risk: The Role of Attachment to Parents and Attachment to God, Angela J. Campbell

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The Effects of Explicit Adult Guided Instruction on Vocabulary Acquisition of Three to Four Year old Children with Disabilities, Catherine L. Cebul

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The Effects of Individualized Literacy Interventions on Reading Motivation and Achievement for a Student with Cognitive Disabilities, Lauren M. Coonen

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Academic Vocabulary for English Language Learners, Megan W. Croal

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Translating Algebra: Repetition of Algebraic Expressions and the Effects on a Standardized Word Comprehension Assessment, Aaron T. Dirkman

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The Use of Reading Strategies to Increase Reading Comprehension For a Fourth Grade Student with a Learning Disability, Kristina Dundas

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General Electric: Does Outsourcing Operations Compromise Product Integrity or Improve the Company’s Overall Performance, Chenille M. Edwards

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The Effect of Sight Word Recognition on the Fluency of First Grade Bilingual Students, Mayra L. Garcia

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Policy Review Process at Mayo Clinic Legal Department, Dorothy M. Holland

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Strategy for Success in a Dynamic Market: Variable Speed Drives, Joseph M. Horn

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The Effect of Student-Teacher Rapport on Classroom Participation, Silvia Ibarra

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Spanish Language Development through Phonological Awareness in the Learning Process for Non-Native Spanish Speakers, Richard Jimenez-Osorio

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Effects of Multiple Exposures to Stories on the Retellings of a Student with Higher-Functioning Autism, Kelly K. Klehm

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The Effect of Explicit Vocabulary Instruction Through Read Alouds on Spanish-speaking Kindergartners' Word Acquisition, Valerie E. Klessig

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Influencing Consumer Behavior through Advertising, Jennifer M. Kraft

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Does at Least Twenty Minutes of Daily, Systematic and Explicit Phonics Instruction Improve Decoding Accuracy in Seventh and Eighth Grade Students?, Elizabeth M. Larson

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Talking about a Text: The Effects of Scaffolding Questions on Oral Discussion Skills of English Language Learners, Heather Marley

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American Greed: Business Controversies, Ethics and Reform: Solutions for Chevron, Brittany R. McNealey

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The Effects of Integrated Science Inquiry and Literacy Instruction, James H. Menke

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Readmission rate in a community psychiatric hospital, Jessica L. Mussa

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A Case Study of a K4 Student's Literacy and Behavior: The Impact of Shared Reading and a Daily Report Card, Danielle Marie Nemmers

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Genisys Software, Inc.: Importance of Effective Leadership in an I.T. Organization, Nikhil Rai

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Effects of Continuous and Repeated Reading on the Oral Reading Fluency of a Fifth-Grade Student with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Nathaniel K. Ramey

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Efficacy of a SMARTBoard versus Tablet in Facilitating Writing Skills, Katharine A. Rengers

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Competing in the Call Center Industry: The Case of Spectrum Communications, Aaron S. Robertson

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Improving Healthcare Revenue Cycles: Prompt Payment Systems at Health Payment Systems, Justin Saldutte

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The Effects of Phonological Awareness/Word Study on Kindergarten English Language Learners, Vanessa Solis

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The Effect of At-Home Parental Involvement on Early Childhood Attendance, Alison Spankowski

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Effect of Classroom Team Building and Ropes and Challenges activities on a Student with an OHI Disability, Aaron C. Spiering