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Exploration Of The Meaning Of Sustainability In Textiles And Apparel Discipline And Prospects For Curriculum Enhancement, Anupama Pasricha 2010 Iowa State University

Exploration Of The Meaning Of Sustainability In Textiles And Apparel Discipline And Prospects For Curriculum Enhancement, Anupama Pasricha

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Sustainability is gaining importance because of heightened ecological challenges. The UN declared 2005-2014 as the decade of sustainable development encouraging educational institutions at all levels to nurture ecologically literate individuals. An ecologically literate person has the knowledge necessary to comprehend interrelatedness among individuals, society and nature, an attitude of care or stewardship, and the practical competence required to act on the basis of knowledge and feelings.

This study focuses on developing an understanding of the definition of the term sustainability, and expectations related to sustainability for education in the discipline of textiles and apparel. Focus group interviews with college students ...


Customers' Willingness To Pay Premium For Locally Sourced Menu Items, Allan Ortiz 2010 Iowa State University

Customers' Willingness To Pay Premium For Locally Sourced Menu Items, Allan Ortiz

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

While some studies have indicated consumers' intentions and willingness to pay a premium for local foods, little research has studied what pricing premiums customers will actually pay in restaurant settings. The purpose of this study was to identify perceptions of customers in one educational dining facility about what influenced their willingness to pay a premium price for a promoted, locally sourced menu option, and assess their commitment to pay such a premium. A short questionnaire was used to gather information from patrons dining at an educational restaurant facility during six target days on which three local food items were featured ...


Training Methods And Topics For Hospitality Employees With Disabilities: Managers' Attitudes And Perceived Knowledge, Paola Paez 2010 Iowa State University

Training Methods And Topics For Hospitality Employees With Disabilities: Managers' Attitudes And Perceived Knowledge, Paola Paez

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

People with disabilities are a viable segment of the population from which hospitality managers can hire employees. Once hired, hospitality managers must assure adequate training for all employees; training is an important human resource management function that can increase productivity in any organization. This study aimed to assess current training topics and methods used with employees with disabilities, as well as managers' knowledge and attitudes about people with disabilities, in hotels, restaurants, and school foodservice operations in the United States. Interviews and questionnaires were used for data collection.

For the questionnaire, a total of 1,199 managers and foodservice authorities ...


The Impact Of Nutrition And Health Education Intervention On Kindergarten Students' Nutrition And Exercise Knowledge, Nina Louise Roofe 2010 Iowa State University

The Impact Of Nutrition And Health Education Intervention On Kindergarten Students' Nutrition And Exercise Knowledge, Nina Louise Roofe

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Quasi-experimental research was conducted with kindergarten students at two Southern state elementary schools to compare the changes in nutrition knowledge, food intake, physical activity behavior, and body mass index among elementary-age students and parents who participated in a nutrition education program with those who did not participate in the program. Permission and assent was obtained from 156 parents and kindergarten students (treatment n = 79, control n = 77) out of 205 total kindergarten students (76% response rate). A mixed between-within ANOVA was used to compare the children's knowledge change over time (repeated measures), the parent's Family Nutrition and Physical ...


Local Foods Movement In The Iowa Catering Industry, Amy Lynn Casselman 2010 Iowa State University

Local Foods Movement In The Iowa Catering Industry, Amy Lynn Casselman

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Although past research has documented high interest in local foods procurement by many types of foodservice operations, perspectives from catering foodservices haven't been reported. Catering functions in a different fashion than other foodservices with inconsistent amounts of food purchased due to fluctuations in business. This project assessed commercial caterers' attitudes toward and purchasing habits of local foods, as well as their perceptions of desired supplier characteristics. A database was compiled for three sectors (stand-alone, restaurant-affiliated, and grocer-affiliated) of the catering foodservice industry in five metro areas in Iowa. Data collection involved three phases, using mail surveys and interviews. Data ...


The Effect Of The Enneagram On Psychological Well-Being And Unconditional Self-Acceptance Of Young Adults, Jeanne Godin 2010 Iowa State University

The Effect Of The Enneagram On Psychological Well-Being And Unconditional Self-Acceptance Of Young Adults, Jeanne Godin

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This quasi-experimental study investigated whether the knowledge of the Enneagram system affects unconditional self-acceptance and psychological well-being of university students who have been attending university for at least a year. It also measured the correlation between the total scores on the psychological well-being instrument and unconditional self-acceptance questionnaire. A two-group design was employed, wherein a control and an experimental group completed a pre- and two post-tests on psychological well-being and unconditional self-acceptance. The randomly selected experimental group received three weekly educational sessions on the Enneagram system.

Results show that the knowledge of the Enneagram personality system does not have a ...


The Influence Of Self-Esteem And Selected Demographic Characteristics On The Academic Achievement Of Freshman Students In The College Of Agriculture At A Research-Extensive University, Mae Blanchard Gaspard 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

The Influence Of Self-Esteem And Selected Demographic Characteristics On The Academic Achievement Of Freshman Students In The College Of Agriculture At A Research-Extensive University, Mae Blanchard Gaspard

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The primary purpose of this study was to determine if a relationship existed between self-esteem and academic achievement among students at the freshman level in the College of Agriculture at a Research-Extensive University in the Southern Region of the United States. The sample of the study was all students at one selected Research-Extensive University enrolled in the Introduction to Agriculture course which was a requirement for agriculture students at the freshman level. Three instruments were used for data collection. The Adult Form of the Coopersmith Inventory was administered at two data collection points at the beginning and end of the ...


Not Undertaking The Almost-Impossible Task: The 1961 Wire Act’S Development, Initial Applications, And Ultimate Purpose, David G. Schwartz 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Not Undertaking The Almost-Impossible Task: The 1961 Wire Act’S Development, Initial Applications, And Ultimate Purpose, David G. Schwartz

Library Faculty Publications

For a Camelot-era piece of legislation, the Wire Act has a long and unintended shadow. Used haltingly in the 1960s, when the Wire Act failed to deliver the death blow to organized crime, 1970’s Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) became a far better weapon against the mob. Yet starting in the 1990s, the Wire Act enjoyed a second life, when the Justice Department used to it prosecute operators of online betting Web sites that, headquartered in jurisdictions where such businesses were legal, took bets from American citizens. The legislative history of the Wire Act, however, suggests that it ...


Clean, Green, And Not So Mean: Can Business Save The World?, Andy Spackman, Celia Ross, Christy Donaldson, Louise Feldman, Patrick Griffis, Elizabeth Stephan, Laurie Bridges, Baseema Krkoska, Tony Lin, Mark Siciliano 2010 Brigham Young University

Clean, Green, And Not So Mean: Can Business Save The World?, Andy Spackman, Celia Ross, Christy Donaldson, Louise Feldman, Patrick Griffis, Elizabeth Stephan, Laurie Bridges, Baseema Krkoska, Tony Lin, Mark Siciliano

Library Faculty Publications

No matter how you define it, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a hot topic. From community investing to business ethics to environmental sustainability and beyond, proponents of CSR view the business landscape through a lens that focuses less on profitability and more on the greater good.

“Doing well by doing good” is the business world’s new mantra. Concepts of CSR, green business, social entrepreneurship, and peace through commerce have become a focus of research and are inspiring the next generation of businesspeople. The 2010 BRASS Program gave attendees an expert’s view of certain niches within the broader realm ...


Readiness For Lifelong Learning Of Volunteers Affiliated With A 4-H Youth Development Program In The Southern Region Of The United States, Kenneth Kimani Kungu 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Readiness For Lifelong Learning Of Volunteers Affiliated With A 4-H Youth Development Program In The Southern Region Of The United States, Kenneth Kimani Kungu

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to explore and determine the level of readiness for lifelong learning of volunteers affiliated with a 4-H youth development program in the southern United States. Based on a literature review, readiness for lifelong learning was conceptualized as incorporating aspects of response to triggers for learning, self-directed learning readiness, and a readiness to overcome deterrents to participation in learning. The Readiness for Lifelong Learning Survey, a 75 item Likert-type scale, was developed and administered online to 1815 adult volunteers who had provided usable emails in a enrollment database system. The final response count was 277 ...


Santa Clara Magazine, Volume 52, Number 1, Summer 2010, Santa Clara University 2010 Santa Clara University

Santa Clara Magazine, Volume 52, Number 1, Summer 2010, Santa Clara University

Santa Clara Magazine

16 - COURAGE IN THE FACE A photoessay from Haiti by Michael Lattimore. A journey to document humanitarian work by doctors in the wake of the January quake.

20 - PILGRIMAGE By Martha Stortz. Walking the Camino to Santiago de Compostela, and learning a few things along the way: about big questions, saints, direction, and feet.

28 - THE HISTORIANS An interview by Ron Hansen M.A '95. Between them, historians George Giacomini '56 and Tim O'Keefe can claim nearly a century of educating Santa Clara students. This year, both close the books on teaching in the classroom. But first they pause ...


Innovations In The Internet’S Architecture That Challenge The Status Quo, Christopher S. Yoo 2010 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Innovations In The Internet’S Architecture That Challenge The Status Quo, Christopher S. Yoo

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

The current debate over broadband policy has largely overlooked a number of changes to the architecture of the Internet that have caused the price paid by and quality of service received by traffic traveling across the Internet to vary widely. Topological innovations, such as private peering, multihoming, secondary peering, server farms, and content delivery networks, have caused the Internet’s traditionally hierarchical architecture to be replaced by one that is more heterogeneous. Moreover, network providers have begun to employ an increasingly varied array of business arrangements. Some of these innovations are responses to the growing importance of peer-to-peer technologies. Others ...


Healthy People 2010 – A Provider Guide: Leading The Way To Health, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. 2010 University of North Florida

Healthy People 2010 – A Provider Guide: Leading The Way To Health, Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Florida, Inc.

Florida Blue Archives Printed Materials

An informational guide for Physicians about leading the way to health. 2010. Box 20, Folder 246


“Why Didn’T You Just Ask?” Underestimating The Discomfort Of Help-Seeking, Vanessa K. Bohns, Francis J. Flynn 2010 Cornell University

“Why Didn’T You Just Ask?” Underestimating The Discomfort Of Help-Seeking, Vanessa K. Bohns, Francis J. Flynn

Articles and Chapters

Across four studies we demonstrate that people in a position to provide help tend to underestimate the role that embarrassment plays in decisions about whether or not to ask for help. As a result, potential helpers may overestimate the likelihood that people will ask for help (Studies 1 and 2). Further, helpers may be less inclined to allocate resources to underutilized support programs than help-seekers because they are less likely to attribute low levels of use to help-seekers’ concerns with embarrassment (Study 3). Finally, helpers may misjudge the most effective means of encouraging help-seeking behavior - emphasizing the practical benefits of ...


The Influence Of Computer User Knowledge And Selected Demographic Characteristics The Academic Achievement Of High School Seniors, Michael E. Brown 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

The Influence Of Computer User Knowledge And Selected Demographic Characteristics The Academic Achievement Of High School Seniors, Michael E. Brown

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The primary purpose of this study was to identify the influence of computer user knowledge as measured by the Computer User Knowledge Survey (CUKS), and the personal demographic characteristics of Gender, Age, and Race on academic achievement as measured by the Graduation Exit Examination-21 (GEE-21), among high school seniors in public schools in a parish in South Louisiana. The CUKS and the Gender and Race data were collected from the self-perceived CUKS survey administered to 295 seniors registered in English IV classes at a school in South Louisiana. The academic achievement data and the ages of the student subjects were ...


Financial Mathematics: Options, Arbitrage, And The Black-Scholes Pde, Heather Engstrom 2010 University of Redlands

Financial Mathematics: Options, Arbitrage, And The Black-Scholes Pde, Heather Engstrom

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This paper aims to derive and solve the Black-Scholes partial differential equation (PDE) used to price options. Options allow investors the possibility for great gain with small probability for a large loss. Thus, they can be very valuable if money is invested correctly. Brownian motion can be used to model the change in stock prices and is the jumping off point for the derivation of the Black-Scholes PDE. The derivation of the PDE and its solution using the method of Fourier transforms will be shown. An application of the pricing formula using actual stock values will also be given.


Communityspot, Daniel Graham, Ryne Dubach, Chris Norcross 2010 Ouachita Baptist University

Communityspot, Daniel Graham, Ryne Dubach, Chris Norcross

Honors Theses

Communityspot.com does for the community what Facebook does for the individual. Our website allows cities to develop a profile for their community in a standard format, presenting information about businesses, classifieds, attractions, local news, public services, and events. In addition to the basic information, our site also allows the members of that community to contribute personal comments and photos, giving a very real representation of what community is like in that city. The best part about this is our site is completely free, since our profit is made in advertising.


Adapting Disneyland’S Service Strategy To Korea’S Everland Theme Park, Haesun Paik 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Adapting Disneyland’S Service Strategy To Korea’S Everland Theme Park, Haesun Paik

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Disneyland is an American amusement park located in Anaheim, California, owned and operated by the Walt Disney Company. On July 18, 1955 the park was first opened to the public (Absolute Astronomy, 2009). Tourists come from all over the world to experience Disneyland not only for theme park, but also for its well-known quality of service, proven time and again by returning visitors. Behind the Disney World being the first, Disneyland is the second most visited park in the world having more than 14,800,000 visitors (TEA and ERA, 2008). Korea is one of the fastest growing countries in ...


Use Of A Multi-Tiered Framework To Analyze Commercial, Cause And Social Marketing Strategies In Sport, Nancy L. Lough, Jennifer R. Pharr 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Use Of A Multi-Tiered Framework To Analyze Commercial, Cause And Social Marketing Strategies In Sport, Nancy L. Lough, Jennifer R. Pharr

Environmental & Occupational Health Faculty Publications

Marketing can be described as commercial, cause-related or social depending on the locus of benefit, the objective / outcomes desired and the focus of exchange. Social marketing has been described as the application of marketing technologies designed to influence the voluntary behavior of a target audience to improve personal and societal welfare (Andreasen 1995). Increasingly sport organizations have been engaging in social marketing which has a unique set of objectives and outcomes. To date, few studies have appeared in which the use of social marketing strategies were examined in sport. As a result, the purpose of this paper is to identify ...


Consumer Show Visitors - A Follow-Up Survey Of Show Attendees: A Case Study , Kara Grau 2010 The University of Montana-Missoula

Consumer Show Visitors - A Follow-Up Survey Of Show Attendees: A Case Study , Kara Grau

Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications

This report highlights the results of a follow-up survey of visitors who attended the Washington Sportsmen's Show in Puyallup, WA in January, 2009. The survey was intended to gather information related to how many of the show attendees who visited a Montana Travel Region booth actually took a trip to Montana during 2009, what types of information they used in making decisions about the trip, and what they did while in Montana.


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