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    FanField: NFT Project and Overview
    (MAPC, The University of Tampa, 2022-12) Wansink, John; Dr. Kathy Foltz
    This project explains in depth the business model of the company FanField and the cryptocurrency market. The project explains market volatility, risks and benefits of cryptocurrency and potentially the future of technology.
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    Creative Communication Strategy: Traveling with Travieso Through A Branding Journey
    (MAPC, The University of Tampa, 2022-12-20) Martinez Rabideau, Mariah; Dr. Aimee Whiteside
    This project sought to determine the strengths and weaknesses of a small business’ current digital media footprint and branding. The project sought to solve the challenges faced by a travel agency that had goals to grow through digital engagement and establishing a brand identity.
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    Capstone Inception: An examination of the purposes, benefits, and different institutional practices
    (MAPC, The University of Tampa, 2022-12-16) Acevedo, Alyssa; Kristen Foltz, Esq.
    A standard method of evaluating Master’s seeking graduate students is to have them complete an independent research project with assistance from an academic advisor. These independent research projects can be a thesis or a capstone. Capstone projects are typical for students studying public administration, liberal arts, professional communication, etc. Unlike a thesis, capstone projects are more practical for students who are going into careers that utilize real-world experiences while also applying concepts and theories learned within their master's program. This project will discuss the purposes and benefits of a capstone project academically and professionally, the different practices universities use when assigning a capstone project to students, and suggest a website for the Master of Arts in Professional Communication at the University of Tampa to use to assist future and current students.
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    Student Perceptions of Campus Safety and Security
    (MAPC, The University of Tampa, 2022-12-16) Forrest, Lindsey; Dr. Lacey Corey Brown
    This study looks into the perceptions that students of universities in the Tampa Bay Area have of the campus authority around them. It explores the themes of legitimacy, power, and interpersonal communication.
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    Tips and Tricks For Fine Dining
    (MAPC, The University of Tampa, 2022-12-13) Grosso, LeAnne; Dr. Stephen Kromka
    This manual is being created to help employees such as guest service, servers, server assistants, food runners, and supervisors execute their jobs more effectively. The goal of this handbook will be to focus on service tactics that assure pleased clientele regardless of socioeconomic status and overall background. Overall, my goal is to turn as many restaurants as possible in to welcoming and well-equipped workplaces for both visitors and colleagues.
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    Communicating Apologies Effectively
    (MAPC, The University of Tampa, 2022-08) Dannielle, Roque
    After a relational transgression, the offender may apologize to maintain the relationship and attain forgiveness from the transgression-receiver. This study investigated how apology elements and communication mediums may impact the extent to which a transgression may be forgiven. Using a 2X2 experiment examining effective apology elements (apology elements present vs. apology elements absent) and communication mediums (face-to-face vs. texting), this study examined the extent to which the offender would receive forgiveness after a hypothetical transgression committed by a friend. Nine hundred and forty-four (N = 944) participants responded to an online survey that randomized the type of apology that they would receive from a friend after the transgression. Results indicated that a face-to-face apology with the effective apology elements encouraged higher levels of forgiveness in comparison to a text apology without the effective apology elements. A face-toface apology with the effective apology elements did not significantly differ in forgiveness from a text apology with the effective apology elements, suggesting that apology quality is more important than the medium in which the apology is communicated.
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    Emergency Operations Plan
    (MAPC, The University of Tampa, 2022-08) Coppa, Jensen
    This emergency communication plan will go through ideas and suggestions for the University of Tampa's Emergency Operations Department. It will look at secondary research from other universities, and give tips on how the university should handle an emergency moving forward.
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    Outbound Sales Training Manual
    (MAPC, The University of Tampa, 2022-08-12) Anderson, Caleb; Dr. Chris Gurrie
    An outbound sales training manual for new hires at The MRKT Co
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    Taking the Girl out of New York: An Autoethnography on the Cultural Realizations and Changes in College
    (MAPC, The University of Tampa, 2022-08-10) Bologna, Nicole; Dr. Julie Nelson
    This paper explores the changes and realizations that occur when becoming a first-year student at a university far from home. After having little to no experience being away from home and being raised with a controlling parenting style, I had many hindering effects as a first-year college student. I use research on parenting styles, mental health, social differences, social media FOMO, and all of their connections to analyze my college experience and the causes of some of my challenges. My research explores the obstacles first-year college students face. Using data from various studies, I continue to explore how first-year students’ mental health at college is negatively affected by controlling parenting styles and social differences these students have with their peers. Later on in this paper, I conclude by offering suggestions for students that are experiencing feelings of homesickness.
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    Mid-Twenties Thrive Guide: A Survival Guide to your Mid-Twenties: Post Graduate Edition
    (MAPC, The University of Tampa, 2022-08-17) Dugo, Rachael; Dr. Lacey Corey Brown
    The goal of this project, titled “Mid-Twenties Thrive Guide” is to highlight strategic advice for those in their early years post-graduation.
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    Instructional Videos for a Communication Center Client
    (MAPC, The University of Tampa, 2022-08-12) Forstmane, Laila; Kristen Foltz
    This capstone project is for the speech center at the University of Tampa and includes four instructional speech videos for students. It also includes a report which details research on speech centers, educational videos, and instructional video engagement. The second part of the report includes research into social media for speech centers and recommendations for the current speech center at UT to better use social media.
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    Wimauma Sabor and Soul Food Tour - The Script
    (MAPC, The University of Tampa, 2022-08-14) Guzman, Patricia; Dr. Sean Sawicki
    This document consists of a tour script connecting the historical, cultural, and culinary assets of Wimauma. This script will be use by the tour guide to highlight the rich diversity of Wimauma through is food entrepreneurs.
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    Work In Progress
    (MAPC, The University of Tampa, 2022-08-01) Landry, Alexandra; Dr. Lacey Brown
    This capstone project use a podcast format to discover what confidence is, where it comes from and how it can be used in different areas of our lives.
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    The Unprecedented Black Woman: An Autoethnographic Thematic Analysis of Black Womanhood
    (MAPC, The University of Tampa, 2022-08-15) Lane, Destiny; Dr. Alisha Menzies
    Investigating stereotypes involving Black women requires us to acknowledge the realism behind the Mammy, Jezebel, the Strong Black Woman trope, and the Superwoman Persona stereotypes. However, researchers have mostly acknowledged health factors, positioning, and the logical thoughts behind Black Women. This research will acknowledge and discuss the media's representation of professional Black women in regards to their personal development as well as their personal experiences using Critical Social Theory in Intersectionality and the Crooked Room Theory. Using Patricia Collins, Black feminist thought, researchers applied Critical Social Theory to examine and explain how culture and power play a significant role in the lives of Black Women. I will too consider how the controlling image of the Strong Black Woman trope contributes to the cultural understanding of race, discrimination and Black women. Also, this research will walk through the dynamics of how a Black Woman is viewed by the world and show the capitalization of Black Women taking back the stereotypes that have been placed upon them and reappropriating them. This project considers the stereotypical attributes that these tropes deem to be a fundamental understanding of Black womanhood. In conclusion, an autoethnography will examine the lives of Black Women who carry these tropes gracefully and showcase their strengths through the researcher's lens.
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    Social Media Handbook
    (MAPC, The University of Tampa, 2022-08-11) Marshall, Nicholas; Dr. Sean Sawicki
    This is a handbook I created to help small business with their initial social media marketing journey when building their brand.
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    Salvador Dali Museum and Accessibility: Accommodation, Universal Design, and a More Inclusive Museum Experience
    (MAPC, The University of Tampa, 2022-08-11) Mays, Jamie; Dr. Patrick Seick
    There are centuries worth of disability history and a dozen types of institutions, activities, and policies available that could be used to conduct an analysis of accommodation, modern-day use of Universal Design (UD), and an accessible world. This study will focus on the status of participation, accessibility, and inclusion of art and museums. Specifically, looking at The Dalí Museum which is host to a collection of permanent work by Salvador Dalí and features a special, rotating, exhibit throughout the year. Salvador Dalí, as an artist, pushed the boundaries of art, was a leader, and major contributor to the Surrealist movement as it is known today. He was described as “genius” but, despite his contribution and talent, was ostracized by other artists in his time (Isbouts & Brown, 2021). The study of accessibility, and inclusion, for the participation of art museums will attempt to follow the example set by Salvador Dalí: analyze what is in practice, what can be reimagined, and design an experience that provides access to the cultural information of The Dalí Museum.
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    Communication Within School Spirit and Clothing Apparel
    (MAPC, The University of Tampa, 2022-08-15) Prins, Jolie; Kristen Foltz
    This project explores what fashion means to college students regarding choice, identity, and the desire for school spirit. Researchers can determine what college students liked and what they wanted to avoid based on their wardrobe selections.
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    The Art of the Snare Drum
    (MAPC, The University of Tampa, 2022-08-11) Steele, Cameron; Dr. Patrick Seick
    A book on comprehensive drumming technique that explains the ins and outs of how to play the snare drum in a loose and relaxed manner.
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    Self Branding as a form of Professional Communication
    (MAPC, The University of Tampa, 2022-08-16) Urso, Veronica; Dr. Lacey Corey Brown
    The purpose of this project is to illustrate the power of a personal website serving as a professional form of communication. The aim is to bring a traditional resume “to life” by creating a visual resume. The site along with the mini guide will serve as helpful tools to anyone looking to enhance their brand and communication as part of their professional identity.
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    “Be Gay, Do Crime”: A Look at Queer Expression in the Lupin III Fanfiction Community
    (MAPC, The University of Tampa, 2022-08) Brady, Katie; Amanda Firestone
    Members of marginalized groups such as the queer community often face difficulty when trying to find and create safe physical spaces for themselves. As a result, many take to virtual spaces, such as that of the fanfiction groups, as places to express their identities and connect with others. Many smaller fanfiction communities have yet to be studied for this. This includes the fanfiction community for the Japanese franchise Lupin III, which has numerous fanfiction pieces that include queer representation and expression and many queer-identifying members. Methods for this thesis include textual analysis of fanfiction and canon pieces of the Lupin III franchise and an autoethnographic study of myself as a queer member of the Lupin III fanfiction community. This study presents examples of fanfiction for the Lupin/Jigen pairing, how these examples showcase queer expression, how instances within the franchise support queer identities being placed upon these characters, and how my own experiences as a queer individual are reflected in my writing Lupin III fanfiction. This study concludes that there is importance in researching not only larger fanfiction communities for queer expression, but also smaller ones.