CUP Undergraduate Research


This collection archives and makes available undergraduate theses that were previously held in Concordia University Portland's institutional repository, CU Commons.


Theses/Dissertations from 2011

Fear of Failure in Competitive Athletics, Cameron Way

The Angelic Woman and the Demonic Bitch: Women in Gothic Literature, Vanessa Wendland

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

Love and the Ink Whale, Christina Busby

Abbott to Zusak: My Journey through Children’s Literature, Rebecca Carlson

Achieving His End Game: Napoleon's Success At Spinning His Egyptian Campaign, Adam Cockerton

Functional Activity of Renal Cytochrome P-450 1A1 Enzyme in Rats with Low Birth-Weight, Barent Nathan DuBois

Living with Apocalypse: The Western Novels of Cormac McCarthy, Anthony Michael Ell

Jesus Christ Übermensch, John Stephen Esposito

The Relationship between Insecure Attachment and Serial Murder: A Persuasive Literature Review, Dinisha M. Gray-Mingo

Attachment to Parents and Life Satisfaction: An Examination of College Age Students from Intact and Divorced Families, Brittnie Pearson

On Being Christ to Witnesses, Timothy H. Peterson

Prophets for an Authentic Existential Christianity, Ray Reynolds

God is a Wolf, Jeremiah Richards

Trophoblast Glycoprotein (5T4) is Expressed on the Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) and Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Tumor Cells and Recognized by Cytotoxic T Lymphocyte, Shoko Satoh

Analyzing for Melamine in Powdered Milk Products, Naotaka Sekiguchi

In a Nutshell: A Guide to College Essay Writing, Lauren M. Sippy

The Unremitting Struggle: A Comparative Analysis of the History and Politics of the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Peru, Dylan Smith

Creating an Authentic Chicana Movement, Mariana Toscano


Kinetic Analysis of Prodrug Activation and ATP/UTP Substrate Preference of Nine Human Deoxycytidine Kinase Mutants, Breanna Wentz, Jaclyn Einspahr, and Michael H. Godsey

Honey, Let Me Be, Anna Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

Birth Order Relationships and Disordered Eating Behaviors Among a Sample of College Students, Megan Allen

Raker, Shawn Drake

Apokatas'tasis, Amber Ford

Dopesick, Sarah Gutierrez

Gender Role Perception and Sport Participation among Females, Adrienne Marie Hagen

Algernon-A Novel, Beth Holian

The Dialectic of Contemplation and Action: The Mystical Struggle of Christian Sanctification, Kirk S. Hulvey

The Empowerment of Young Women in the Church: An Analysis and Application of Feminist Theology, Armae Elizabeth Johnson

Self-Esteem and Familial Emotional Support, Beth Elaina Knapp

The Suits, Kaitlyn Montague

The Effects of Folic Acid on Prostate Cancer Cells: Variations in DNA Methylation of the GSTP-l, Shalina Morris

CRELDl: A Possible Genetic Risk Factor for Truncus Arteriosus, Tyler Peake

Peace to take Home: A Memoir, Kristine Dianne Pugsley

Paul Versus the Pastorals: Why did Pauline Communities Accept the Pastoral Epistles as Genuine?, Mike Sager

For Mature Audiences Only: Self-Regulated Censorship in American Film, Zachary Saltz

FAS RNA and Enzyme Analysis in PPARAlpha -/-SV-129 Murine Model Skin and Liver as an Indicator of Tumor Proliferation After Varied CLA Isotype Diet, Garrett Staples Staples

Looks should not be Deceiving: The Portrayal of the Ending of Mark's Gospel in Biblical Manuscripts, Past and Present, Joshua Traxel

John's Baptism as Jewish Proselyte Baptism: The History and Character of Jewish Proselyte Baptism as Background for Understanding John's Baptism, Matthew Warmbier

Theses/Dissertations from 2005


Man’s Participation with God: Origen of Alexandria’s Exposition of the “Image and Likeness of God”, Ben Nickodemus

Theses/Dissertations from 1998


Bacterial Analysis of Refrigerated Human Milk Following Infant Feeding, Rachel Renee Brusseau