Table of Contents

UW-La Crosse Journal of Undergraduate Research, Volume XXIII (2020)

Articles are organized below by UWL college and department, and then listed alphabetically by undergraduate student author.

Entries appear in the following format: Student Author(s), [Faculty Mentor(s)]–Title.

Clicking on any title link below will allow you to download/view the entire article as an Adobe .pdf file.

College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Humanities (CASSH)


Bernhagen, Marin, Stacey Smith, and Alexis Sonnek (Lenarz) - Testing Creative Lines of Inquiry in the Art Classroom

Communication Studies

Gagliano, Haley (Brody) - It Is Not All Black and White: The Nature of Mental Health Communication by College Students on a Predominantly White Campus

Kohlmeyer, Rebecca (Manohar) - The Communication Behaviors of Peer Tutors on College Campuses

Kuske, Morgan (Leahy) - Social Media Use in the Maintenance of Long-Distance Romantic Relationships in College

Marco, Grace (Brody) - The Relationship between Managerial Humor and Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, and Proactive Work Behavior: An Application of Leader-Member Exchange Theory

Riebe, Emily (Brody) - The Feminine Gaze: The Re-imagination of Cinematic Female Sexual Experiences in a Post #MeToo World

Stroozas, Samantha (Brody) - “We Are Like Feminist Heroes Right Now”: A Study of Female Sexual Empowerment Communication for Female-Identifying Viewers of Broad City


Bestor, Kaitilyn (Kopp) - An Analysis of Advocacy Methods of Animal Rights Organizations: Toward a Global Campaign for the Meat Tax

Rundle-Borchert, Carly (Sultzbach and Hawkes) Communicating Green  (original version with photographs)


Jaeger, Johnathon (Cocks) - The Stories We Tell about Ourselves: Socially-Constituted Narrativism through Tall Tales and Histories

Wyrembeck, Lucas (Cocks) - Tolkien’s Forms of Power: A Nietzschean Anti-realist Ontology of Middle-earth

Sociology & Criminal Justice

Wood, Jack (Egner) - Stick-to-the-Script: Established Rationality and Organizational Politics in Cinema

College of Business Administration (CBA)


Pellechia, Nick (Brokaw) - Implementing a Digital Marketing Campaign at a Small Business and Its Short-Term Impact During COVID-19

Robbins, Patrick (Vriens) - Return on Investment in Social Media: A Global Analysis

College of Science and Health (CSH)


Czeszynski, Vanessa (Strauss) - Dissolved Organic Carbon: A Link to Vital Processes in Streams and Lakes

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Fuller, Lee (Sen) - Pulse Plating of Cu-Sn Alloy nanoparticles onto Gas Diffusion Layers for the Electro-reduction of CO2

Hackel, Taylor (Schneck) - Increasing the Stability of β-keto Functional Groups Inverts the Regioselectivity of β-Ketoacetanilides

Health Education & Health Promotion

Minor, Lillian, Morgan Worachek, and Ashley Clark (Rees and Wagoner) Cultivation of Comfortability: DivaCup Education for Students at a Midwest University


Haeuser, Samuel and Trenten Smith (Gansen and King) Optically Induced Absorption Changes in a Polycrystalline ZnO/ZnMgO Thin-Film Heterostructure

School of Education (SOE)