A highlight of the University Scholars program is the required senior honors project. Honors projects involve an intensive exploration of a topic that is related to the student’s major and is studied within the context of the Christian faith. These projects demonstrate one way in which SPU students engage the culture in order to change the world.
All completed Honors Projects are catalogued and put into the permanent collection at the SPU Library for public access.
University Scholars Senior Honors Projects — Spring 2014
Caitlin Baalke — How the Relationship Between the United States and Saudi Arabia Has Shaped U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East
Jessica Beebe — The Strange Loop: Paradoxical Hierachies in Borge's Fiction
Jubilee Brenneman — Estimating Deer Density and Population Size on Blakely Island, WA
Andrew Damen — Systematic Evaluation of Six Linkers for a Single Chain NKG2D Construct and the Binding Analysis of 5 Mica Isoforms
Matt Edel — Road Profile Sensor: A Detection Method for Active Suspension Systems
Chelsea Elzinga — Isolation and Formation of an Alternative Universla Identity: The Art of Nancy Spero and Annette Messager
Rachel Evers — Counter-Narrating the Nation: Homi K. Bhabha's Theory of Hybridity in Five Broken Cameras
Joseph Gallagher — The Decline of the West and the Rise of the Rest? An Analysis of Hard Power Capabilities in the G-20 From 1991-2011
Lisa Goodhew — Ontoliges, Simulations, and Discussions: How Is a Substance Metaphor of Energy Reflected in Student Conversations?
Hayley Hill — The Business of Transition: A Curriculum
Scott Jackson — A Critical Assessment of SPU's Urban Plunge Program
Ellie Janzen — Reading the Mind of the Internet: A Study of Collaborative Recomendation Algorithms
Colin Lewis — The Soul of Korean Christianity: How the Shamans, Buddha, and Confucuius Paved the Way for Jesus in the Land of the Morning Calm
John Metcalf — Shakespeare's Human
Katherine Morrow — Reductionism and Emergent Properties in Philosophy of Biology
Gabriel Much— The Privileged Voice
Danielle Myers — The Lord of the Rings and The Weight of Two Worlds: An Exploration of Faith in Fantasy
Claire Nieman — Gender Disparity in Effective Chest Compression Delivery During Cardiopulmonary Resusication
Miguel Ortega — The Nature of Pilgrimage: Similaraties and Differences Between El Camino de Santiago de Compostela and El Santuario de Chimayo
Abigail Pagel — Quantitative Analysis of Equine Intestinal Parasites As Pertains to Differing Management Styles
Lauren Pederson — Free Trade Zones: Development Possibilities for Nigeria
Sarah Peterson — Group Therapy Structure in Holistic Treatement of Homeless with Persistent Mental Illness
Tucker Rogers — Split Spinach: Fluorescent Modeling of RNA Assembly
Charis Tobias — Giving Power to the Powerless: Elizabeth Gaskell's Presentation fo Women in an Age of Change
Dylan Vernon — Hosea's Marriage From the Perspective of the Biblical Versions
Caroline Vokos — Disruption of Olfaction and AVP-Immunoreactive Staining and Social Behavior in California Mice
Sarah Welch — Staying Alive: Dynamic Equivalence Theory and Film Adaption
Project Guidelines and Requirements (PDF)
For more information about the University Scholars program,
refer to the University Undergraduate Catalog. You may also contact Jeff Keuss, director of University Scholars, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-281-2093.