2016 Senior Honors Projects

University Scholars’ senior honors projects represent advanced work in their individual majors and engage in reflections on their faith and learning. These are the projects of the 2016 University Scholars.

Julian Anderson  Studio Magic: The Process, Value and Ethics of Remastering

Grace Andrews  Biological Information and Its Origins: The Curious Case of RNA

Andrew Bell — Thinking Past Tomorrow: An Analysis of Policy Efforts to Reduce Homelessness in King County, Washington

Andrea Belleville — Environment-Specific Adaptation of Antiviral Genes in Threespine Stickleback Fish

Gailynn Benjamin — Human Locomotion: Examining Energy Costs and Human Behavior Associated with Load-Carrying

Alec Bishop — Models of Reconciliation: From Conflict Toward Peace in Northern Ireland and South Africa During the 1990s

Hallie Brinkman — The Struggle to Communicate: Art, Embodiment, and Overcoming Isolation in the Text and Illustrations of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Mary Campbell — Relocating Pictures: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Transnational Islamic Images

Carolyn Chaffee — Faith and the Sublime

Madison Davis — Accounting for Impact: Examining the Path to Innovation Through CSR Reporting

Rebekah Davis — The Problem and Possibility of Closure in Selected Works of J.R.R. Tolkien

Summer Downs  Restoring Ubuntu: Ecosystemic, Biopsychosocial, Afrocentric Networks for the Trauma-healing of Sexual Violence Survivors in Eastern Congo

Tucker Goodman — Scenic Design for Seattle Pacific University Theatre’s Production of Tony Kushner’s The Illusion

Andrew Meyer — Animation or Cartoons: An American Dilemma

Erin Miller — Individualism in Portraiture: Accounting for the People in Our Lives in Identity Representation

Hannah Monson  Women in the White House: How Gender-Based Obstacles Affected Edith Wilson and Hillary Rodham Clinton While First Ladies

Zechariah Morrison — Golden Fantasy: An Examination of Generic and Literary Fantasy in Popular Writing

Alyssa Ortiz — Measuring Foreign Aid Effectiveness: Elite Capture of Foreign Aid Funds

Amelie Pederson — Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Overeaters Anonymous: How the Primacy and Quasi-Religious Nature of the 12-Step Group Influence the Use of Organized Religions by Members in the Context of Meetings

Joey Rebbe — Height in Politics: The Role of Height on Electoral Success in the State of Washington

Carl Sallee  Open-Minded Religiosity: Investigating the Link Between Religious Commitment and Cognitive Style

Jean Sleight  Stealing Revelation: A Screenplay of The Thief Accompanied by a Religious Analysis

Taryn Vis  In His Image: A Content Analysis of Gender Roles in Evangelical Youth Media

Emma Wendt  The Long-Term Strategic Influence of Russia in the DPRK From 1946 to 1999: An Evolution With Leadership

Megan Wilford — Understanding Beef as a Business: A Corporate Social Responsibility Analysis of Chipotle Mexican Grill

Zach Zellmer — The New Liberalism of International Relations in Context: An Analysis of Andrew Moravcsik’s “Taking Preferences Seriously: A Liberal Theory of International Politics”