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    Manly D. Ormes Slide Collection of Pikes Peak Region Mountain Trails and Views by Ormes, Manly D.

    Born in Tuscola, Michigan on April 25, 1858, Manly Ormes graduated from Yale University in 1885. After teaching school for a year, he returned to college for a theological course and was ordained as a minister on August 18, 1889. He married Eleanor Reddie in 1890 in Philadelphia, and they came the parents of two sons (Robert and Ferguson) and two daughters, (Jean and Eleanor). In early 1890, Manly Ormes came to Colorado Springs, where he was named pastor of the Second Congregational Church. In 1904 he left the pulpit to become the Librarian for Colorado College. Ormes collected and indexed extensive historical data pertaining to the history of the Pikes Peak Region and over the years gained a reputation as the town's chief authority on historical events. One of his many notable achievements as librarian was his index of the Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph from its inception, a valuable resource still heavily used today. Ormes was a member of the Saturday Knights men's hiking group from 1905 on. Always interested in documenting the trails and campsites used by this group, he broadened the scope of his efforts to create a series of maps titled Mountain Trails of the Pikes Peak Region. These were published in several editions by the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce between 1913 and 1927.

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    Labor market discrimination within the National Basketball Association by Paddock, Charles Arthur

    The present study investigates the ideas of labor market discrimination within the National Basketball Association, specifically consumer discrimination through gate revenues collected at NBA games. Previous research has mainly focused on consumer-based discrimination on consumption of nationally televised games. These studies have shown a variety of results, but the majority imply that consumers discriminate against African-American players. Thus, teams with higher participation by white players enjoy increased revenues. This study will use similar techniques but will attempt to explain the determinants of gate revenues instead of television viewership. In order to accomplish this, an ordinary least squares (OLS) model will be employed, with a wide variety of explanatory variables in an attempt to best explain consumer's preferences when deciding to attend a professional basketball game. The current study has used a more recent data set than previous research. It is the goal of this study to determine if there is evidence of consumer discrimination in the unique labor market of the National Basketball Association.

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    NHL player production during contract years by Gannon, James

    The aim of this study is to examine National Hockey League (NHL) player production during contract years. The term contract year refers to the last year of a player's contract. The hypothesis is that players perform better during their contract year in hopes of receiving a higher salary on their next contract (through free agency). The other hypothesis is that players will perform worse in the first year of their new contract because there is a decrease in incentive. In studying player production, this thesis uses nine independent variables believed to explain the dependent variable points per game. Data was collected for every forward during the 2007-2008 NHL season. All in all, data for 416 players was gathered. Regression analysis was performed for these 416 players. Of the four models tested, five independent variables were found to be significant. Both salary and nationality-Europe were found to have a positive impact on points per game. Year in league, first year, and age were all found to negatively affect points per game. The independent variable last year, which is the variable that this thesis concerns, was found to be statistically insignificant.

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    Determining consumers' willingness to pay for digital information goods by Kreczko, Nicholas S

    A key element of any business is determining the profit maximizing price of a good. Yet each price level will exclude some consumers who find the equilibrium too high and refrain from entering the market. If a similar product could be offered at a lower price it may lure the abstaining customers to consume, thereby increasing profits. For an industry that is flustering like the music industry, it is crucial new sales methods are found to continue growth and expansion. This paper evaluates an MP3 bundle as a modified product to attract new customers and encourage current customer to purchase more songs. Survey response data is used to determine a profit maximizing price at which to offer the modified digital song.

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    Organizational culture by design by Golobic, Martin Nicholas

    The study undertaken in this paper will address the subject of the role of organizational culture in the success of GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation (GreatAmerica). This privately held commercial equipment finance firm has, against overwhelming odds, overcome serious competitive shortcomings to become one of the largest entities in a commoditized industry where brand name, cost of funds and expensive systems technology are thought to be overriding competitive advantages. The company has enjoyed a record of impressive financial success competing with some of the largest banking and other corporate giants while selling the exact same commoditized product; money.

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    Geology Thin Slides

    A collection of digitized thin slides for the Geology department.

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