Each semester the Liberal Studies Awards Committee presents the Wendy J. Wenner Outstanding Thesis Award to a student whose LIB 495 Capstone thesis paper is nominated by their Capstone instructor. The award is presented during the Senior Showcase celebration held the Wednesday of exam week.




Suzanne M. Katerberg
Winter 2014

Thesis Title:
Extending Domestic Violence Advocacy for
Incarcerated Battered Women

Emphasis Area:
Leadership and Advocacy


Julie A. Kane
Fall 2013

Thesis Title:
An Integrative Approach to Discovering the Benefits of
Environmental Education and Nature Experiences

Emphasis Area:
Environmental Leadership


Annette M. Nelson
Winter 2013

Thesis Title:
Biophilia: Examining Our Relationship with Nature
and its Influence on an Environmental Mindset

Emphasis Area:
Sociology, Psychology, and
the Environment


Kathryn Smidstra
Fall 2012

Thesis Title:
Commitment to Consciousness:
Cultivating the Capability of Mindfulness in Learning

Emphasis Area:
Education, Philosophy and
Religious Studies


Andrea Marz
Winter 2012

Thesis Title:
Urban Food Deserts: An Interdisciplinary Analysis


Emphasis Area: 
Sustainability in Theory and Practice:
Environmental and Social Justice










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