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  • Taking a Bite Out of Consumer Food Waste in Des Moines, Iowa 

    Yost, Kerri; McKay, Megan; Brown, Nicole; Orstad, Paul (2015-05)
    In America, 40% of the food produced is ultimately thrown away, which is economically and environmentally detrimental. Our essay outlines the issue from a national standpoint to the local level, providing an examination ...
  • Is a National Policy for Paid Parental Leave Possible in the United States? 

    Harbour, Angela; Owens, Traci; Shultz, Rochelle; Weime, Nicolas (2015-05)
    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was created in 1993 to address social and economic changes in the American family structure. This provision provided new parents with the opportunity to take up to twelve unpaid weeks ...
  • Polk County Juvenile Drug Court: Recommendations for the Future 

    Floyd, Jerry; Mills, Robyn; Mason, Sheila; Feilmeyer, John Mark; Gookin, Eric (2015-05)
    Polk County Juvenile Drug Court (“PCJDC”) has been operating since 2001, and has built a solid reputation within the state by addressing juvenile offenders with accompanying substance abuse problems. This paper examines ...
  • Expanding Production of Cannabis in Iowa 

    DeWall, Christine; Gjelhaug, Emily; Highland, Tanner; Netley, Jared; Wilson, Lisa (2015-05)
    Following passage of Senate Bill 2360 “Medical Cannabidiol Act” in Iowa, possession of Cannabidiol Oil become legal for patients who suffered from intractable epilepsy. The law became effective July 1, 2014, however, ...
  • Labor and Management Relations: Historical Perspectives and Current Trends 

    Degni, Eli K.; Johnson, Christopher T.; Sterbenz Filby, Christine L.; Stineman, Brian M. (2015-05)
    Over the last 125 years, labor unions and management in the United States have had working relationships that have ranged from positive to co-existence to adversarial. In recent decades, declines in union membership, ...
  • Place-Based Strategies to Improve Access to Health Care in Rural Iowa 

    Bradke, Megan; Gadbois, Natalie; Kaseke, Munashe; Koerber, Natalie; O'Shaughnessy, Amy (2015-05)
    Sustaining the viability of rural communities depends largely upon citizens’ access to high-quality healthcare, and in tandem, citizens’ access to high-quality healthcare depends upon the success of the community as a ...
  • Music Education in Iowa Public Schools 

    Bhimanadham, Narmada Neerja; Choe, Justine; Huspen, Dina; Piper, Shari (2015-05)
    Our paper discusses the status of music education programs in Iowa public schools. Music programs are often the first to be cut when school districts have financial difficulties. Therefore, we conducted further research ...
  • It’s Not Brain Science… Or Is It? How Early Second Language Learning Can Impact Future Achievement 

    Allen, Terry; Evans, Rachel; Hupp, Eric; Passman, Becky (2015-05)
    We live in a global economy, yet U.S. citizens lag far behind in the knowledge of other countries’ languages, cultures, customs, geographies and peoples. Equipping the next generation with foreign language skills as well ...
  • Des Moines Disconnected: Uniting the Metro Through Public Transportation Options 

    Anderson, Sarah; Hadzisulejmanovic, Igor; Hoffmann, Annie; Rivera, Derma; Yashack, Ryan; Yin, Yue (Iris) (Drake University, 2014)
    Des Moines has become a city disconnected from its metropolitan suburbs. As the metro area has expanded, the growth has been limited primarily to the suburbs. While the downtown has experienced an “urban renaissance” in ...
  • Left Behind: An Evaluation of Mental Health Programming in Iowa 

    Jarnagin, Erica; McKinney, Zacharie; Scavo, Joseph; Scott, Aaron (Drake University, 2014)
    The State of Iowa has made momentous changes to programing for individuals with mental health needs. Despite all of the changes to date, there is still significant room for improvement, especially in areas of funding and ...
  • Shining Light on Solar Energy Prospects in Iowa: Decorah & The Path to Iowa's Energy Future 

    Keane, John; Khan, Sadia; Krieg, Jamie; Noonan, Daniel; Oster, Jordan (Drake University, 2014)
    The sun is our most impressive source of energy. More than one million times the earth’s size, every year the sun provides ten times more energy than is stored in all the world’s reserves of coal and oil. The amount and ...
  • The Lost Ordinance: Creating a Viable Enforcement Plan for Apartment Recycling in the City of Des Moines 

    Akright, Danny; Alliss, Justin; Douglas, Jodi; Goodin, Julia; Hines, Chris (Drake University, 2014)
  • Work to Live or Live to Work: The Feasibility of the Shortened Workweek in the United States 

    Gillespie, Beth; Tyrrell, Kelsey; Thien, Kelsey; Lowry, Ka'Meka; Goedken-Abramowitz, Monica; Wolfe, Kelsie (Drake University, 2014)
  • The Living Wage in Iowa: the Effects on Families and Businesses 

    Behr, Tracie; Driscoll, Molly; Erickson, Hans; Kaenkumchorn, Tanya; Pilz, Jeff (Drake University, 2013)
    This paper explores the cost of living in Iowa. The paper looks at nine communities throughout Iowa, both urban and rural, in calculating the cost of living in Iowa. This calculation is then used to determine what an ...
  • 2014 Advertising Senior Capstone: WOW factor 

    Dale, Savana; Van Wyk, Jessica; Dahnert, Brooke; Ekonomou, Sia; Stanley, Tina; Austin, Haley (Drake University, 2014)
    This Journalism and Mass Communication's class prepared plans books and presentations for a segment of the ACH Foods business, specifically, Tone's Spices. Students were divided into four ad agencies to plan and execute ...
  • 2014 Advertising Senior Capstone: Sidecar Creative 

    Murray, Sarah; Gronewold, Jordan; Marschner, Alyssa; Hall, Sean; Opatz, Maria; Paulson, Nate (Drake University, 2014)
    This Journalism and Mass Communication's class prepared plans books and presentations for a segment of the ACH Foods business, specifically, Tone's Spices. Students were divided into four ad agencies to plan and execute ...
  • 2014 Advertising Senior Capstone: IRIS 

    Ko, April; Velastegui, Carlos; Vandercar, Claire; Rogers, Nick; Jones, Reese; Hamilton, Hilary (Drake University, 2014)
    This Journalism and Mass Communication's class prepared plans books and presentations for a segment of the ACH Foods business, specifically, Tone's Spices. Students were divided into four ad agencies to plan and execute ...
  • 2014 Advertising Senior Capstone: Se7en 

    Gehringer, Kati; Schrom, Zach; McKenzie, Blaire; Hoover, Ann; Flesher, Cece; Ens, Nick; Sen, Sumit (Drake University, 2014)
    This Journalism and Mass Communication's class prepared plans books and presentations for a segment of the ACH Foods business, specifically, Tone's Spices. Students were divided into four ad agencies to plan and execute ...
  • Neuropil Distribution In The Anterior Cingulate And Primary Visual Cortex Of Cetartiodactyla, Primates, and Afrotheria 

    Nguyen, Amy; Patzke, Nina; Bitterman, Kathleen; Manger, Paul; Spocter, Mohammad (2014-04-17)
    Previous studies of the cerebral cortex have utilized the neuropil space as a proxy for connectivity, highlighting structural differences between cortical areas. The following study aims to investigate the distribution ...
  • Pulse-Shape Effects On The Autler-Townes Doublet In Strong-Field Ionization Of Atomic Hydrogen 

    Emmons, John; Buczek, Sean (2014-04-17)
    A characteristic feature in strong-field multi-photon ionization processes is the so-called Autler-Townes Doublet [1] that occurs due to the transient splitting of atomic energy levels in the electric field of the laser ...

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