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    ETDS from 2020

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    The Impact of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Ruptures on Subchondral Bone Density in Collegiate Populations, Zach Harbaugh

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    Rural NPO Leadership in Time of Volatility: A Study of Nonprofit Organizations in South Dakota, Mellissa Heermann

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    Evaluating the Effects of Yeast Cell Wall Component, Phytochemical Oil, and Vitamin E on Sow Antioxidant Status and Growth Performance of Dam and Offspring, Lily P. Hernandez

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    Examining Biodiversity Metrics and the Utility of DNA Barcoding in the Northern Great Plains, Sarah Herzog

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    Implementing and Assessing the Use of a New Strategy for Training Chemistry Graduate Teaching Assistants, Amanda Hyett

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    Investigation of Influenza B Virus Replication Potential in Swine Primary Respiratory Epithelial Cells and Phylodynamic Analysis of Equine Influenza A H3N8 Viruses, Sunayana Shyam Jandhyala

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    Characterization of Bison Finishing and Harvest Systems: Effects on Carcass and Meat Quality Characteristics, Jessica Janssen

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    Student-Faculty Interactions as Predictors of Retention and Satisfaction among Generation Z College Students, Stephani Jarecke

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    Optimization of Conditions for Heat Pretreatment and Enzymatic Predigestion of DDGS for Pigs, Kevin Jerez-Bogota

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    Reverse Genetic Analysis of Ehd1 for an Association between Flowering Time and Seed Dormancy in Rice (Oryza sativa L.), Yeter Karakoc

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    Employee Development and Turnover: A Moderated Mediation Model of Employee Perceptions of Development, Job Satisfaction, Supervisor Support, and Intent to Stay, Ryan Kasdorf

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    Understanding How Agricultural Intensification Impacts Ring-Necked Pheasant Distribution and Survival in Eastern South Dakota, Hilary R. Kauth

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    In Planta Evaluation of Gene Regulation by Soybean Auxin Response Factors, Pratiksha K C

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    Volcanic Impact on Stratospheric Chlorine Chemistry and Perchlorate Formation: Evidence from Ice Cores, Joshua Andrew Kennedy

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    Kernel-Controlled DQN Based CNN Pruning for Model Compression and Acceleration, Romancha Khatri

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    Cold-Water Prey Fish Monitoring and Ecology in Lake Oahe, Nicholas B. Kludt

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    "It's None of Your Damn Business" : Communication Among Newlyweds Regarding Family Expansion Preferences, Kiersten Koehler

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    Profiling Transcription and Retrotransposition of Mouse L1 Subfamilies, Lingqi Kong

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    The Association between the Comprehensiveness and Strength of Written Physical Activity Wellness Policies and the Observed School Physical Activity Environment, Maggie Kringen

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    Enhanced Charge carrier Dynamics and Defects Passivation in Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cell Using a Novel Organic Halide Salt, Md Ashuqur Rahman Laskar

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    Seismic Performance of Mechanically Spliced Bridge Columns through Analytical Studies, Mathew Ray LaVoy

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    Pig Pose Estimation Based on Extracted Data of Mask R-CNN with VGG Neural Network for Classifications, Sang Kwan Lee

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    Winter Patch Grazing, Patch Burn Grazing, and Bird Communities in Western South Dakota, Jennifer Lutze

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    Investigating Links Between Soil Microbial Structure and Function in Three Major Plant Communities Across Temporal Scales of Arctic Alaska, Kaj Lynoe

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    Enhanced Beta (β) Glucan Beverages – Evaluation of Satiety, Nutrition, and Shelf Stability, Beatrice Serwaa Manu