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1. Karnatz, Benjamin C. Third-Term Student Retention at Saint Cloud State University: A Gravity Approach.

Degree: Applied Economics: M.S., Economics, 2016, St. Cloud State University

Students not enrolling for their third semester at St. Cloud State University (SCSU) constitutes 8.1 million of potential revenue per academic year. This equates to a 30.8% attrition rate for the domestic, traditional, newly-enrolled freshmen in the 2006-2010 fall cohorts. If SCSU had improved its retention rate during those years to a level on par with Mankato State University, a close substitute, it could have earned an additional 1.4 million in tuition revenue per academic year. This thesis focuses on using a gravity approach to properly identify students at risk for third-term attrition. Gravity-based factors including the distance to SCSU from the student’s hometown, the population size of the student’s home zip code, and whether the student’s hometown was closer to one of the other six substitutable MNSCU universities than to SCSU were explored while controlling for student demographics, previous academic achievement from high school, current academic progress at SCSU, and various financial indicators. This thesis finds a non-linear, negative relationship between distance to a student’s hometown and the probability of retaining that student for their third semester. To put this in perspective, an average student from St. Cloud with a 69.3% chance of being retained would have a 55.7% chance of being retained if he came from St. Paul, MN due to distance and other gravity-related variables. This thesis also found several student-controlled factors that have a large impact on retention. An average student living on campus for her first semester with a 70.3% chance of being retained her third semester would only have a 62.8% chance of being retained if she did not live on campus. Also, an average student with academic difficulties can increase his chances of being retained by 9.7 percentage points (62.7% to 72.4%) by taking part in the ACE program. Further, this thesis uses two different tree models in addition to logistic regression to show consistency in model accuracy. Advisors/Committee Members: King Banaian, David Robinson, David Switzer.

Subjects/Keywords: Student; Retention; Gravity; Attrition; St. Cloud State University; SCSU

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APA (6th Edition):

Karnatz, B. C. (2016). Third-Term Student Retention at Saint Cloud State University: A Gravity Approach. (Masters Thesis). St. Cloud State University. Retrieved from https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/econ_etds/6

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Karnatz, Benjamin C. “Third-Term Student Retention at Saint Cloud State University: A Gravity Approach.” 2016. Masters Thesis, St. Cloud State University. Accessed January 22, 2021. https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/econ_etds/6.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Karnatz, Benjamin C. “Third-Term Student Retention at Saint Cloud State University: A Gravity Approach.” 2016. Web. 22 Jan 2021.

Vancouver:

Karnatz BC. Third-Term Student Retention at Saint Cloud State University: A Gravity Approach. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. St. Cloud State University; 2016. [cited 2021 Jan 22]. Available from: https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/econ_etds/6.

Council of Science Editors:

Karnatz BC. Third-Term Student Retention at Saint Cloud State University: A Gravity Approach. [Masters Thesis]. St. Cloud State University; 2016. Available from: https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/econ_etds/6

2. Yap, Jaime. Changing Times, Changing Themes: An Exhibit Proposal of the Historical Occupancy at the Library Site from 1849 to 1869.

Degree: MA, History, 2003, St. Cloud State University

The James Miller Leaming Resource Center is a public and educational institution established in 2000. Many students today may not know that a human skull was discovered during the construction of the library in January of 1999. ln fact. numerous graves were found at this site, with some having skeletal remains. There are many stories to tell from past occupants of this block. This. thesis will disclose the historical periods that occurred, how they developed and became an integral part of St. Cloud State University and the larger community. The year 1849 was chosen as the start date for this work because that was the year Minnesota Territory was created and also about the time the government was encouraging settlers to move here. 1869 was approximately the time the businesses moved away from this study area. During those twenty years, this block was within a frontier town and held the first church in St. Cloud and a cemetery. The exhibition proposal will consist of two parts displayed at two different places. The first part is a brief overview exhibition displayed at the library's front exhibition case to provide context for the three main exhibits by displaying photographs and maps of the main occupants of this block from the time of 1 frontier town to the library. The second part will be a more in-depth display based on the research of the study area from 1849 to 1869 at the library's lobby where there will be three main exhibitions about a frontier town, a church and a cemetery. The goal of the exhibition is to inform the Saint Cloud community especially Saint Cloud State students on the history of what took place at this site that they might not realize, with hope that they will appreciate its history. Also, the exhibit 's intention would be to show how the occupancy of the land changed serving different purposes. The investigation of the historical aspects would be done to provide an introduction to the history of the research area. Advisors/Committee Members: Richard M. Rothaus, Don L. Hofsommer, Kurt Kragness.

Subjects/Keywords: History of St. Cloud State University; History of James W. Miller Learning Resources Center; SCSU Burial Site; History

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APA (6th Edition):

Yap, J. (2003). Changing Times, Changing Themes: An Exhibit Proposal of the Historical Occupancy at the Library Site from 1849 to 1869. (Masters Thesis). St. Cloud State University. Retrieved from https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/crm_etds/10

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Yap, Jaime. “Changing Times, Changing Themes: An Exhibit Proposal of the Historical Occupancy at the Library Site from 1849 to 1869.” 2003. Masters Thesis, St. Cloud State University. Accessed January 22, 2021. https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/crm_etds/10.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Yap, Jaime. “Changing Times, Changing Themes: An Exhibit Proposal of the Historical Occupancy at the Library Site from 1849 to 1869.” 2003. Web. 22 Jan 2021.

Vancouver:

Yap J. Changing Times, Changing Themes: An Exhibit Proposal of the Historical Occupancy at the Library Site from 1849 to 1869. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. St. Cloud State University; 2003. [cited 2021 Jan 22]. Available from: https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/crm_etds/10.

Council of Science Editors:

Yap J. Changing Times, Changing Themes: An Exhibit Proposal of the Historical Occupancy at the Library Site from 1849 to 1869. [Masters Thesis]. St. Cloud State University; 2003. Available from: https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/crm_etds/10

3. Cross, Aaron J. International Students Social Perceptions of Persons with Disabilities.

Degree: Rehabilitation Counseling: M.S., Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy, 2016, St. Cloud State University

<h1>Abstract</h1> This research project measured the social perceptions of international students from Saint Cloud State University, (SCSU), a regional comprehensive university in the Midwest, as well as, non-international participants about persons with disabilities. Participants completed the four-hour “Embracing the Difference: The ABILITY Event” held by the Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate Department at SCSU. The researcher used a pre and post-survey to determine the perceptions students and community members hold towards people with disabilities. The primary goal of this project was to evaluate if social perceptions changed by the international students, and in what areas. Areas assessed were work, relationships, and general communication. International participant responses were compared to those of the domestic participants. The “Embracing the Difference: The ABILITY Event” had two main components: 1) Experiential Learning Scenarios (ELS) which are hands on experiences facilitated by person(s) who live with the specific physical, emotional and/or mental inconveniences, and vendors in the field of disability, and 2) a Post-ELS "Panel," lead by ELS facilitators. It was hypothesized that international students would show an increase in all areas of the post surveys. Furthermore, it was hypothesized that all participants would show an increase in their social perceptions of persons with physical, emotional and mental inconveniences. While not all areas of the post-survey were statistically significant, overall participants perceptions changed from a stereotypical stigma to a more positive view after participating in the "Embracing the Difference: The ABILITY event!" Advisors/Committee Members: Dr. Amy Herbert-Knopf, Dr. Kathryn E. Johnson, Dr. William J. Lepkowski.

Subjects/Keywords: Social Perceptions; International Students Persons with DisabilitiesAbstract This research project measured the social perceptions of international students from Saint Cloud State University; (SCSU); a regional comprehensive university in the Midwest; as well as; non-international participants about persons with disabilities. Participants completed the four-hour “Embracing the Difference: The ABILITY Event” held by the Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate Department at SCSU. The researcher used a pre and post-survey to determine the perceptions students and community members hold towards people with disabilities. The primary goal of this project was to evaluate if social perceptions changed by the international students; and in what areas. Areas assessed were work; relationships; and general communication. International participant responses were compared to those of the domestic participants. The “Embracing the Difference: The ABILITY Event” had two main components: 1) Experiential Learning Scenarios (ELS) which are hands on experiences facilitated by person(s) who live with the specific physical; emotional and/or mental inconveniences; and vendors in the field of disability; and 2) a Post-ELS "Panel; " lead by ELS facilitators. It was hypothesized that international students would show an increase in all areas of the post surveys. Furthermore; it was hypothesized that all participants would show an increase in their social perceptions of persons with physical; emotional and mental inconveniences. While not all areas of the post-survey were statistically significant; overall participants perceptions changed from a stereotypical stigma to a more positive view after participating in the "Embracing the Difference: The ABILITY event!"

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APA (6th Edition):

Cross, A. J. (2016). International Students Social Perceptions of Persons with Disabilities. (Masters Thesis). St. Cloud State University. Retrieved from https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/cpcf_etds/21

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Cross, Aaron J. “International Students Social Perceptions of Persons with Disabilities.” 2016. Masters Thesis, St. Cloud State University. Accessed January 22, 2021. https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/cpcf_etds/21.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Cross, Aaron J. “International Students Social Perceptions of Persons with Disabilities.” 2016. Web. 22 Jan 2021.

Vancouver:

Cross AJ. International Students Social Perceptions of Persons with Disabilities. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. St. Cloud State University; 2016. [cited 2021 Jan 22]. Available from: https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/cpcf_etds/21.

Council of Science Editors:

Cross AJ. International Students Social Perceptions of Persons with Disabilities. [Masters Thesis]. St. Cloud State University; 2016. Available from: https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/cpcf_etds/21

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