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This thesis has two main goals. First, it aims to resolve once and for all whether or not there was ever a history of African Americans in Napa County. It seems like a relatively simple question with an obvious answer, yet the population has always been so small that even Black Napans often joke with each other, "What Black people?" When white people are asked to discuss local African Americans, they usually either recite an urban legend about the...
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A Generation Projected is a site-specific installation. This thesis paper analyzes cultural disconnect, nostalgia, and the influence of global media as a cultural phenomenon, as seen in the installation. The title of the show represents the fact that the artist's generation is one that has grown in a media-dominated world. Because of the globalization of mass media such as television and film, both projected media, this generation has shared many...
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In this paper I discuss the lesbian label and its role in collegiate women's basketball. I focus on the perspective of female student athletes in southern California, their experiences and understandings of how they were treated and their feelings that resulted from that. These recollections include perceptions of the coaches, universities, teammates, family and other lesbian players. I have compared studies previously done on this topic and examine...
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While there are many methods used by athletes to decrease muscle tightness and thus increase range of motion (heating, stretching, joint mobilizations), one of the newest and least studied methods is foam rolling. While purported to increase range of motion, decrease delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), and increase athletic performance, there is very little scientific research to date on the validity of these claims, particularly increasing range...
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This collection contains theses written by the graduates in Adams State University’s Masters programs.
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In pencil on back at upper center: Freiberger Hospital/ Main & Hunt Northwest Corner. Photographer unknown
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In ink at the bottom on the back of the image: No 1 Alamosa, Colo./ Main and State; In pencil at top left on the back of the image: Looking south on corner of State and Main. Photographer unknown
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Attributed to O.T. Davis.
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In image at lower right: O.T. DAVIS PHOTO No 1748.
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In image at lower center: CHAS, E. GIBSON CO'S RANCH. LAJARA COLO./ O.T. DAVIS PHOTO No. 1477.; In pencil at the top left on the back of the image: Alfalfa
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Attributed to O.T. Davis. Farming, Crops, Alfalfa, San Luis Valley.
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In image at lower center: ALFALFA PASTURE. DIEBER RANCH/ O.T.DAVIS PHOTO No. 1363
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Attributed to O.T. Davis. In image at lower right: O.T. DAVIS PHOTO No.1627.
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The Rights of Conscience Committee played an integral role in carrying out the mission of the American Friends Service Committee, as well as Quaker testimonies, for the duration of its existence, 1955-1973. Recognizing that the Constitution has no impact unless the people demand that its words are upheld, the Rights of Conscience Committee sought to support individuals and groups who, as a matter of conscience, took action to protest injustice and...
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This study investigated the sportsmanship attitudes of coaches across the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC). Data analysis looked for significant differences between the mean scores of various demographics including gender, age, experience, title or position, gender of the team being coached and type of sport (contact or non-contact) coached. Subjects of the research (N=97) were RMAC coaches with various backgrounds, representing different...
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This was a two-phase mixed methods research project that analyzed the level of burnout among 108 athletes at a small NCAA Division II university, as well as the causes that led an athlete to feeling burned out from his or her sport. The first phase of this study examined the extent to which NCAA Division II collegiate softball, baseball, and soccer athletes reported burnout using the Raedeke and Smith (2001) Athlete Burnout Questionnaire. This questionnaire...
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In image at lower right: APPLES, SANFORD, COLO./ O.T. DAVIS PHOTO No 1762B
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Centered under the image: Artesian Well on Hansen Ranch. Photographer unknown