This collection includes theses and professional papers from the University of Montana Creative Pulse Program. Theses, dissertations, and professional papers from all University of Montana departments and programs may be searched here.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Using Fine Arts to Implement Inclusive Education: Inspiring the School through a Schoolwide Art Project, Desiree Valentino

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Exploring Latin Rhythms, Loree V. Campbell

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Sea Blue Sea: The Creation and Performance of Educational Children's Music, Kevin Cashman

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The ACCEPT Project: Social Justice Art and Education, Jackalynn Marie Snow

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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A YEAR OF PRACTICE AND PERFORMANCE: IMPROVING PIANO SKILLS TO BECOME A BETTER CHORAL DIRECTOR, Ellen McKenzie

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Rooted Elements A Kinesthetic Approach Connecting Our Children to Their Inner and Outer World, Alisha Meyer

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Integrating Regional Arts in the Interior Design Curriculum at Great Falls College Montana State University, Julie B. Myers

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CUTS IN A PRISM: A MULTI-GENRE EXPLORATION OF GROWTH AS WRITER, TEACHER AND HUMAN, Wendy Zagray Warren

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Taekwondo Principles: Guidelines for a Balanced Life, Deborah Ann Hendricks

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Production to Exhibition: A Pursuit of the Professional in Art-Making, Patrick Joseph Hoffman

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Unearthing the Inner Compass, Kimberly Ann Kapalka

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Developing a Music Tech Program and Lab, Nancy K. Labbe

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Creating a Digital Rehearsal Aid Library for High School Choral Singers, Jessica Lee Tidwell

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The Discipline of Happiness, Courtney Leigh Christopher

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Creating the Carrot, Ronald Sean O'Leary

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Delving In, Christina Michelle Russell

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Beginner's Mind: Teaching From a Position of Not Knowing, Tara Lynn Sullivan

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Acceptance Through Art and Technology: Learning, Linking and Creating Waves in the World From the Root of Personal Culture, Tami Rene' Thomas Mehus

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Miss Floretta: The Creation of a Character and a Curriculum, Laura Lynne Wagner

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The Development of an Artist, Lori Jean Wheeler

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Exploring Musical Composition, Jennifer Lyn Bright

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The Anatomy and Production of the Short Story, Evanthia Hill Bromiley

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Putting it on the Line: An Artist's Exploration of Family, Sarah Crouse

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Creativity Potential: A Holistic Approach, Pamela J. Dolan

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The Loss of Play in Organized Youth Sports, Audrey Lea Jensen

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Engaging Community and Developing Leadership Through Adventure and Experiential Learning, Christopher Roland Maul-Smith

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In My Element, Alisa Hammond McLaughlin

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Developing the Whole Child Through Movement in the Music Classroom, Laura Rosenberg Morris

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Exploring Leadership in Theater Arts, Janelle Francine Munson

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Fencing Gardner: Multiple Intelligences and the Aging Warrior, Jean Ann Perusich

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Teachers and Tools: A Journey to Reach the Net Generation, Tammy Diane Petzold

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THE JOURNEY TO CREATE MEANINGFUL, ELABORATIVE ART WITH FLUENCY, ORIGINALITY AND FLEXIBILITY, Suzanne Michelle Roy

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Art for Life: A Spiritual Journey of Art and the Bonds of Community, Tara Lynn Smith

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Expeditionary Learning, Angie Susag

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Evolution of Roots, Robin Eileen Browning

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Bringing African Dance and Drumming to Rural Northern Colorado, Melissa Claeys

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Around the World and Back: A Discovery in India, Charlie L. Gaare

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Honoring the Artist Within: A Journey from the Studio to Creating a Professional Portfolio, J. Brook Johnson Swafford

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A Moving Experience: The Classroom Activities and Art Camp, Michelle S. Montierth

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Out of the Frying Pan, Carolyn Joyce Pardini

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Movie Making: The Integration of Art and Business, Jennifer Rae Sanderson

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A Cheerio Tastes Like the Body of Christ: A Memoir, STEVEN JOSEPH SCHWAB

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A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO WORKING WITH THE ARTS AND THE AGING, Jamila Andaiye Kapuki Scott

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Developing Multi-Media Artists in a 4th Grade Classroom: The Trials, Tribulations, Triumph, and Personal Reflection, Jeannette Marie Slattery

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A Portfolio Exemplifying Development of the Personal Intelligences Using Art, Kate Wagner

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Digital Photography, Julie F. Whipple

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Essential Understandings: Exploring my personal relationship with The Multiple Intelligences through art, Jeffrey Wardlaw Brown

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Fall and Redemption: The Essence of Country Music, Patrick Jude Campbell

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Calling All Clowns - A Creative Project and A Personal Journey, Linda Ann Elizabeth cripps

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If My Drama Teacher Could See Me Now!, Stacey L. Fisher

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A Venture in Native American Shield Making, Mary Margaret Hinojosa

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Developing Leadership in Middle School, Steven Lee Holte

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Creation of the Big Sky African Ensemble, Philip Michael Johns

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Renewal, Clara Sharon McLane

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Celebrating African Drumming and Dance in a Rural Montana Classroom, Lisa Bossert Nicholls

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Middle School String Improvisation and Composition: A Beginning, Tammy L. Schnittgrund

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Out of the Art Closet and Into the Middle School, Angela Nichole Schowengerdt

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The History of Chief Rocky Boy and His Band and The Founding of Rocky Boy Reservation, John Phillip Well-Off-Man

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Jeg Gikk Meg Over Sjo og Land: A Journey for the Future into the Past, Stephanie Jeane White

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Nomad School, Laura Penelope Baquero

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Tall tales marionettes| A marionette project, Rae Lynn Brown

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Visual music: Integrating technology visual arts and music into the general music classroom, Angela Moyer Garcia

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What's your story?| An experiment in storytelling and film making, Julie Ann Haas

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Child Study and Treatment Center documentary film, Jeanne Elizabeth Hopkins

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Feeling the grain: Experiences in boat restoration and writing, Stephen Clark Irving

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Integration of sound and color| An experiment in synaesthesia involving music and the visual arts, Diane Evelyn Jordan

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Exploration of theatre and using puppets in the classroom| A study of creativity in teaching, Stephanie McLain

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The Making of the Mini-Documentary: "Pockets", Tricia Opstad

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The Discovery of Self Through Creative Exploration, Stephanie Jo Pointer

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Taking pause while moving through change, Patricia Ann Torba

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Need to create and express| An intrapersonal journey, Katrin R. Chandler

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Dwelling, Jill H. Derryberry

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Semyotique Project| Reflections on improvisation in the creative process of teaching and learning, Robert Stanley Gardner

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The rhythm of an expedition: An African celebration : an exploration of African culture and expeditionary learning through music, Saxon Elise Inabnit

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Finding the artist within| A discovery of meaning within teaching, painting, yoga and sculpting, Margaret Ann Jensen

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A celebration of the alphabet: A collaborative creative project for kindergarten and fourth grade, Claudia LaRance

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Walking the spiritual path: Its relationship to health and disease and neurofeedback and biofeedback, Jan B. Newman

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Personal propaganda project| Seeking an audience, Timothy Marion Nielson

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Exploring yesterday preparing for tomorrow : a personal perspective on Native American cultural studies in the elementary classroom as experienced in the multi-grade environment of a rural school, Donna Clair Peck

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Using Howard Gardner's entry-point framework to analyze a multiple intelligence collaborative unit including a multigenre research paper and altered books, Julia Richardson Radtke

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Creating a film using digital media| An overview of the creative process from creation to completion of a digital film, Jeri F. Rittel

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Secret place: An experiment in discovery and creativity, Jennifer Davis Sorensen

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Flat feet broad mind: Experiencing West African culture through dance, Kathryn Salley Williamson

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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When the wind stops blowing, Sarah Dawn Alling

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Sense of place| An investigation into the concept of sense of place, Jeanette Barnes

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Reflections of a Pulse, John Wayne Bercier

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Dem 'ol' character education blues : an assessment of how artistic creation experiences enhance the process of character development in the field of education, Bradley H. Chumrau

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How can I keep from singing?| Exploring my life through song, Batya Greenwald

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Grand lady, Janice Milek Hegman

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Native expression| Teaching strategies & visual art of the Fort Peck Reservation, Teresa Christine Heil

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Everyday poetry, Nicole R. Pastian

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Novice, a camera, and a year| Seeing nature through a beginner's mind, Sara E. Putnam

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Crow, the kids and my life, Polly Rhodes

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Searching for amen| A year in poetry, Suzanne Therese Schmidt

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Just one, Robin Rose Simon

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Slam| Taking poetry off its pedestal| A project assessment statement following my experience as a slam poet and teacher of performance poetry, Leila Rachel Sinclaire

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A director's artistic journey: A personal history on the healing power of art through Dickens' classic Oliver Twist, Jill Stanley Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Writing from the heart: A year's journey through poetry, Kathy Carl Dungan

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Wolf Point diary| Writings, photographs, ceramics, and paintings, Toni E. Gies

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On the day you were born: Family legacies created by tradition, Diane Marie Holden