Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences

ISBN 1-929083-13-0

Volume 1 - 2002

Kappa Omicron Nu Leadership Academy, Dorothy I. Mitstifer, Managing Editor
PO Box 798, Okemos, MI 48805-0798
(T) (727) 940-2658 ext. 2003 - [email protected]

The opinions expressed by authors are their own and
do not necessarily reflect the policies of Kappa Omicron Nu.

Managing Editor: Dorothy I. Mitstifer
Editorial Committee: Students: Jennifer Brenneman, Jessica Byers, Rachel Coolman, Evelyn Davila, Genevieve Frank, Jennifer Green, Jenné Johns, Lanetta Nachtrab, Erica Poindexter Faculty: Julia Beamish-Virginia Tech, Nina Collins-Bradley, Nancy Morris-Ashland, Alan Reifman-Texas Tech, Won Song-Michigan State

This journal was organized as a refereed publication during the First Undergraduate Research Conference of the Undergraduate Research Community (URC) for the Human Sciences at the Kappa Omicron Nu Conclave, Grosvenor Resort, Orlando, August 2-5, 2001.

On October 15, 2001, the Editorial Committee announced the Call for Papers and set the first deadline for papers as January 15, 2002. No deadlines will be set for future publications; submissions are accepted for review on an ongoing basis. Guidelines for authors can be found at URC Guidelines and at Guidelines for Submissions. Further information can be obtained at the above e-mail address.

—Dorothy I. Mitstifer, Managing Editor

Table of Contents - Volume 1

Link to Volume 2

Research Manuscripts

Glucocorticoid Effect on Bone and Glucose Levels in Six-Month Old Female Rats
Andrea Beaver

College Student Credit Card Usage and the Need for On-Campus Financial Counseling and Planning Services
Julie Cunningham

High School Career Education: Student's Perceptions of the Life Planning Course
Jennifer Noel Klaus

Dating, Assertiveness, and Misconceptions of Assertion 
 Andrew Scherbarth

The Ubercool Morphology of Internet Gamers: A Linguistic Analysis 
Dana Driscoll

Development of High Nutritive Low-Fat, Plant-Enhanced Beef Patties
Sumiyo Ino

Viscosity Comparison of Thickened Juices at Two and Ten Minute Intervals
Lindsey R. Biggs, Lesley C. Cooper, Jane Mertz Garcia*, Edgar Chambers, IV* 

The Effect of Casual Dress on Performance in the Workplace
Sarah Maloney Hughes

Socialization Skills Acquired by Elementary School Children
Danielle Tasmajian

The Effects of Parental Influence on the Eating Habits of a Child
Brianna Cooper

Research Papers

Sucralose: An Overview 
Genevieve Frank

Service Learning: Designing Across the Life Span
Kimber L. Abair
B. Jeanneane Wood*     
Jamie Schramski

Hospitable or Hospital? The Need for Universal Design in Housing
Laura Hoffsette

The Global Influence on Interior Design and the Impact on a Family and Consumer Sciences Professional (PDF)
Rachel Crawford

The Three Legged Race: Strengthening Families Before, During, and After Divorce
Joni Mullock

* Faculty Co-Author




Contact: Dr. Ginger Phillips-Schiller
Telephone Number: (727) 940-2658 ext. 2003
E-mail: [email protected]

Press Release

New Journal Announced

East Lansing, Michigan . . . . Announcing Online Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences.

This online journal implements the plan to develop an electronic journal to reflect excellent undergraduate research in the human sciences. The Undergraduate Research community for the Human Sciences has a commitment to make this journal visible and compare in quality with similar publications in the natural sciences, engineering, and psychology. It is intended that this journal will be a testament to undergraduate research and curricular innovation in the human sciences.

Although the first deadline was January 15, 2002, submissions are accepted for review on an ongoing basis. Presenters at the first Undergraduate Research Conference (8/01) and other undergraduates that have completed research are invited to submit papers for Volume 2 - 2003. Graduate students may submit papers if the work was completed as an undergraduate student.

There are no affiliation requirements; all undergraduates conducting research in the human sciences are eligible to submit papers. Papers may represent a full range of research, including quantitative, qualitative, and action research. Papers are classified as (a) research manuscript, (b) research paper, and (c) research reports. See Guidelines for Submissions.

Request: Please distribute copies of the Call for Papers to faculty engaged with undergraduate researchers. The success of this journal depends on the enthusiastic participation of human sciences units and the diverse programs within their umbrella missions. Thank you in advance for your support.


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