Items in this collection are the scholarly output of undergraduate UMKC students, either alone or as co-authors, and which may or may not have been published in an alternate format.

Recent Submissions

  • Media Framing of Congressional Republicans during the 2013 Government Shutdown 

    Pedersen, Emily M. (UMKC Honors Program, 2014)
    In recent years, the political climate in the United States has become increasingly polarized between the Democratic and Republican parties. This is seen most recently with the shutdown of the United States government, ...
  • Empowering Our Future Through Music Education 

    Miles, Jordan M. (UMKC Honors Program, 2014)
    Music creates a window into the soul and a pathway into the heart. It does not find its home in a certain race, gender, or culture; instead it tells a story that creates a change in every person it encounters. At twenty ...
  • Now and Then: French Cultural Influence in Swedish Theatre and the Path of Theatre in Sweden Until Modern Times 

    McKenzie, Marianne (UMKC Honors Program, 2014)
    Once upon a time in eighteenth-century Sweden, French language theatre was the main type of theatre that you could find. To the unsuspecting drama enthusiast, the idea of French theatre in Sweden is strange. However, ...
  • Lucerna, Volume 9. Preliminaries 

    (UMKC Honors Program, 2014)
  • Lucerna, vol. 9. End matter 

    (UMKC Honors Program, 2014)
  • The Unknown and Unknowable Shakespeare 

    King, Skylar D. (UMKC Honors Program, 2014)
    A sense of mystery fills Shakespeare’s sonnets, mysteries that coax us into exploring dead ends, much like a Siren lures sailors to their rapturous, albeit vicious, deaths. A few of these tantalizing mysteries are: who ...
  • Beat to Death: the Beat Generation's Impact on Neal Cassady 

    Ingram, Sydney A. (UMKC Honors Program, 2014)
    The Beat Generation is one of the most influential movements in American literature. The lives of these writers are just as fascinating as their stories and poetry. The most important members and contributors were writer ...
  • Barriers to Cardiac Rehabilitation Participation: Predicting Enrollment in an Urban, Safety-Net Hospital 

    Harris, Samantha M. (UMKC Honors Program, 2014)
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States. It is estimated that approximately 600,000 people die each year from ...
  • All is Fair in Love and War 

    Walker, Natalie P. (UMKC Honors Program, 2014)
    For the past century and a half, the Civil War has been the subject of much scholarly work. This has included, but not been limited to, an examination of the various aspects of American society, economics, and politics ...
  • Zone grise -- Le choix d'un harki 

    Valdivieso, Christopher A. (UMKC Honors Program, 2014)
    La région nord-africaine dans laquelle se situe l’Algérie est connue sous le nom du Maghreb, littéralement «la terre du soleil couchant». Malgré la diversité ethnique et linguistique qui compose le pays, et qui subsiste ...
  • German Americans in Missouri: the American Civil War 

    Hangauer, Kelly R. (UMKC Honors Program, 2014)
    Louis Gerteis, a Civil War historian, recalls a common image that Americans had of Germans in the mid-19th century: that of a lager-drinking, Sabbath-breaking, and tenaciously proud group of people (74). While there may ...
  • Overall Health and Wellbeing of Female Veterans Compared to Their Male Counterparts 

    Alnazer, Sarah C. (UMKC Honors Program, 2014)
    Women serving in the military are a growing demographic amongst those who seek medical assistance from the Veterans Association (VA). In recent years, the VA has reconstructed its facilities to accommodate women and ...