2014 Issue

Preface to The Eagle Feather 2014 

Editor-in-Chief: Gloria Cox, Ph.D., Honors College
Editor: James Duban, Ph.D., Humanities and the Arts, Honors College
Editor: Diana Elrod, Ph.D., Natural and Physical Sciences, McNair Program and Honors College
Editor: Susan Eve. Ph.D., Social Sciences, Education, and Business; Honors College
Copy Editor: Marykate Messimer, M.A., Honors College
Student Editor: Samantha Anne McDonald, Mayborn School of Journalism

Scholars Day Keynote Address 2014

Reaching Beyond the Horizon: Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Gateways

Keynote Speaker:
Angela Wilson, Ph.D., Regents Professor of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences

Special Feature

Pilgrimage: Poems by Caleb Braun

Caleb Braun, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Mentor:
B.H. Fairchild, Ph.D., Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences

Biological Sciences

The Antimicrobial and Synergistic Efficiency of Antibiotic and Bacteriophage in Treating Tuberculosis

Lucy Cai, Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Academy of Math and Sciences

Faculty Mentor:
Lee Hughes, Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

Environmental Awareness: A Survey of UNT Students’ Knowledge and Opinions

Elizabeth McClinchie, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences; Honors College

Faculty Mentor:
Kristen Sherman, Ph.D., Teach North Texas, College of Arts and Sciences

English

Introduction to Special Section on English Literature

Kelly Wisecup, Ph.D., Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences

Feared or Family: Portrayal of Native Americans in Redeemed and Unredeemed Captivity Narratives

Emily Dismukes, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences; Honors College

Faculty Mentor:
Kelly Wisecup, Ph.D., Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences

Musical Language: The Bay Psalm Book and Anne Bradstreet's Poetic Style

Caitlin Smith, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Music; Honors College              

Faculty Mentor:
Kelly Wisecup, Ph.D., Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences

Government Policy on Racial Genocide Through Eugenics Exposed:  Joseph Bruchac’s Hidden Roots

Sheri Williams, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Mentor:
Kelly Wisecup, Ph.D., Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences

Perspective and Language in Percy Shelley’s Signification of Liberty

Matt Cowles, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences ; Honors College

Faculty Mentor:
Dahlia Porter, Ph.D., Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences

Linguistics and Technical Communication

Metonymy, Metaphor, and Meaning in Inflected Phrasal Verbs: A Corpus Analysis     

Ashley Cline, Department of Linguistics and Technical Communication, College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Mentor:
Ivy Doak, Department of Linguistics and Technical Communication, College of Arts and Sciences

“You Tryna Grammaticalize?”: An Analysis of ‘Tryna’ as a Grammaticalized Semi-auxiliary

Austin Lane,  Department of Linguistics and Technical Communication, College of Arts and Sciences; Honors College

Faculty Mentor:
John Ross, Ph.D.,  Department of Linguistics and Technical Communication College of Arts and Sciences  

Anachronistic Anarchy: A Linguistic Character Analysis of Shinichiro Watanabe’s Samurai Champloo

Macy Park, Department of Linguistics and Technical Communication, College of Arts and Sciences; Honors College

Faculty Mentor:
Patricia Cukor Avila, Ph.D., Department of Linguistics and Technical Communication, College of Arts and Sciences

Teacher Education

Introduction to Special Section on Teacher Education

Jeanne Tunks, Ph.D., Teacher Education and Administration, College of Education          

I-Station Reading Intervention

Lauren Dever, Teacher Education and Administration, College of Education         

Faculty Mentor:
Jeanne Tunks, Ph.D., Teacher Education and Administration, College of Education       

The Effectiveness of Electronic Books in the Primary Classroom

Bethany, Hendrickson, Teacher Education and Administration, College of Education       

Faculty Mentor:
Jeanne Tunks, Ph.D., Teacher Education and Administration, College of Education 

Communication Through Mathematics: The Effects of Mathematic Reasonableness

Lorraine Lopez, Teacher Education and Administration, College of Education      

Faculty Mentor:
Jeanne Tunks Ph.D., Teacher Education and Administration, College of Education        

Enjoying Vocabulary

Adriana Soto-Vazquez, Teacher Education and Administration, College of Education      

Faculty Mentor:
Jeanne Tunks, Ph.D., Teacher Education and Administration, College of Education                   

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Gossypium hopi - Product Value for Consumers through Heritage, History and Culture

Alicia Taylor, Merchandising, College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism; Honors College 

Faculty Mentor:
Marissa Zorola, Merchandising and Digital Retail, College of Merchandising, Hospitality & Tourism

You Like That, Pledge? Displays of Normalizing Sexual Rhetoric in Haze Him

Jake Dionne, Department of Communication Studies, College of Arts and Science 

Faculty Mentor:
Megan Morrissey, Ph.D., Department of Communication Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

Schizophrenia: Biology, Korean Culture, and Joe’s Story

Mikayla Kim, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences     

Faculty Mentor:
Michael Barnett, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences          

Relationship of Purpose in Life and Autonomy on Depression in College Students

Sarah Anderson, Department of Rehabilitation Studies, Social Work and Addictions; College of Public Affairs and Community Service; Honors College

Faculty Mentor:
Denise Calafano, Ph.D., Department of Rehabilitation Studies, Social Work and Addictions; College of Public Affairs and Community Service

When Will People Learn? Democracy Just Doesn’t Work

Justin Wood, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences; Honors College

Faculty Mentor:
Matthew EshbaughSoha, Ph.D., Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Sophism and Disordered Democracy

Kathryn Zaragoza, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences; Honors College            

Faculty Mentor:
Mathew Heard, Ph.D., Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences      

Sociology Capstone Special Section

Introduction to Special Section on Capstone Projects in Sociology

Michael Nino, Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences

How the Act of Bullying is Transforming in Today’s High Schools

Stehanie Taub, Brenna Mlinar, and Joseph Hogue, Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Mentors:
Michael Thompson, Ph.D., and Ozgur Solakoglu, Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences  

Does Family Matter? Exploring the Relationship between ADHD and Substance Abuse

Renee Palmer and Jessica Peters, Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences             

Faculty Mentor: Michael Nino, Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences    

Contemporary Family Structures and Sexual Victimization

Katie Beach and Madison Jackson, Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences         

Faculty Mentor:
Michael Nino, Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences

Parenting Styles vs. Mass Media: What Has a Bigger Impact on a Childs Behavior?

Alyssa Palmer, Shelby Davis, and Taylor Hayes, Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences 

Faculty Mentor:
Michael Nino, Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences

Political Science REU Special Section

The Political Economy of Political Survival: External Debt Accumulation and Default During Civil Conflict

Josh Alley, Department of Political Science and International Studies, Gettysburg College

Faculty Mentors:
Paul Hensel, Ph.D., and Brandon Stewart, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences   

Finding the Frontline in Civil Conflict: Looting and Recruiting in African Refugee Camps

Brandon L. Bolte, Department of Political Science, Truman State University,

Faculty Mentors:
Joseph Oppong, PhD, Department of Geography, College of Arts and Sciences; and Michael Widmeier, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Expanding Powers, Gender Dynamics and Militarized Interstate Disputes: The Impact of National Material Capability and Gender on Onset and Escalation

Rachel Elizabeth Ferris, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Mentors:
Marijke Breuning, Ph.D., and Michael W. Widmeier, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Engendering Violence: The Acceptability of Domestic Violence as a Determinant of Intrastate Conflict

Lucy Leban, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences, Florida Gulf Coast University

Faculty Mentors:
Marijke Breuning, Ph.D., and Michael W. Widmeier, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Does the Truth Really Set You Free? Examining the Effect of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions on Social and Political Trust

Nicole Mendez, Department of Political Science and Department of History, Florida State University

Faculty Mentors:
John Ishiyama, Ph.D., and Melissa Martinez, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

All Terrorism is Local? A Quantitative Analysis of Al Qaeda Affiliation and Rebel Group Behavior

Arianna J. Robbins, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Science Emory University

Faculty Mentors:
T. David Mason, Ph.D., and Michael Widmeier, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Repressed by the Scales of Justice: The Ramifications of the International Criminal Court

Rachel J. Schoner, Department of Political Science, Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Emory University

Faculty Mentors:
Jacqueline DeMeritt, Ph.D. and Brandon Stewart, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Stronger than Yesterday: The Effect of Ethnic Conflict on Ethnic Identity

Andriy V. Shymonyak, Department of Political Science and Department of History, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, North Carolina State University,

Faculty Mentors:
John T. Ishiyama, Ph.D. and Brandon Stewart, Department of Political Science, College of Art and Sciences

All’s Well That Ends Better: Third-Party Intervention as a Challenge to Sovereignty

Emily VanMeter, Department of Political Science and French, University of Kentucky

Faculty Mentors:
John Ishiyama, Ph.D., and Melissa Martinez, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences