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2014-2015 Undergraduate Academic Catalog, Cedarville University 2014 Cedarville University

2014-2015 Undergraduate Academic Catalog, Cedarville University

Undergraduate Academic Catalogs

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San Joaquin River's Sediment Textural Features, Erika Arreguin-Cazarez 2014 California Polytechnic State University

San Joaquin River's Sediment Textural Features, Erika Arreguin-Cazarez

STEM Teacher and Researcher (STAR) Program Posters

The research will be focusing on sediments from Turlock Lake and Riverbank. My focus is to analyze the sediments to know if there are any correlations between the textural features of the sediments between Turlock Lake and Riverbank based on their size. It is expected the environment of the lakes and the rivers has an effect in the changes and if the energy of the water flow also affects the different textural features. The textural features will focus on; roundness, shiny vs. dull, rough vs. smooth, and their shape. The shape is calculated by the three dimensions of the sediment ...


Deliberation In And Through Higher Education, Timothy J. Shaffer PhD 2014 Public Deliberation

Deliberation In And Through Higher Education, Timothy J. Shaffer Phd

Journal of Public Deliberation

This article explores how deliberative democracy has the ability to change how colleges and universities function. Deliberation offers a powerful way for students, faculty, staff, and community partners to learn and practice modes of reasoning and deciding together in a variety of settings such as classrooms, other campus settings, and in communities. The article includes scholarly resources as well as examples of deliberation in various contexts. The article suggests that deliberation can replace, or at least complement, many of the more familiar models pervasive in our institutions.


The Impact Of Urbanicity On Student Engagement At Small, Residential, Liberal Arts Colleges, Todd Clark 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

The Impact Of Urbanicity On Student Engagement At Small, Residential, Liberal Arts Colleges, Todd Clark

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

This study analyzed the impact of urbanicity on student engagement at small, residential, liberal arts colleges. Data from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) were analyzed from 29 schools (14 rural and 15 urban) using five scalets developed by Pike (2006) and six demographic variables from the NSSE survey. This analysis determined how urbanicity impacts student engagement and which group of students is particularly affected from among the demographics studied. The effects of urbanicity were measured in three ways: aggregate student data, school level data, and within-school data. These analyses showed that urbanicity does significantly impact student engagement, though ...


The Role Of A University Archives In Producing A History Of A Core Curriculum, Laura M. Sinclair, Anne A. Salter 2014 Kennesaw State University

The Role Of A University Archives In Producing A History Of A Core Curriculum, Laura M. Sinclair, Anne A. Salter

Georgia Library Quarterly

During an annual alumni weekend celebration, librarians at a liberal arts college rely heavily on the university’s archival collection to produce a robust exhibit on the university’s history. The 2014 exhibit focused on the unique academic program, known as the Core Curriculum. The history produced for this exhibit depended on documents from the 1940s to the 1990s, including university publications, papers, and project reports created by faculty members. Starting with one publication, The Oglethorpe Book, the variations on and reactions to this sole document provide a paper trail of historical significance in defining and redefining a college core ...


Lawrence, Volume 95, Number 2, Summer 2014, Lawrence University 2014 Lawrence University

Lawrence, Volume 95, Number 2, Summer 2014, Lawrence University

Alumni Magazines

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“Splitting Stars And Splitting Wood”: Address To New Members Of Phi Beta Kappa (Theta Of Minnesota), May 3, 2011, Erica Stonestreet 2014 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

“Splitting Stars And Splitting Wood”: Address To New Members Of Phi Beta Kappa (Theta Of Minnesota), May 3, 2011, Erica Stonestreet

Headwaters: The Faculty Journal of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

In recent years, there has been a widespread perception that liberal arts education in general, and humanities education in particular, are gradually being eroded away in the face of tightening budgets and an ever-growing emphasis on the practicality of education. If you’re going to college, after all, you’re supposed to end up with a so-called "good" job. And what better guarantee of a "good" job than a major in business or science, right?

Whether or not the perception about the decline of the liberal arts actually stands up to scrutiny, I tell my prospective philosophy majors when they ...


“The Mysterious Stranger”: Address To New Members Of Phi Beta Kappa (Theta Of Minnesota), April 23, 2013, Scott Richardson 2014 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

“The Mysterious Stranger”: Address To New Members Of Phi Beta Kappa (Theta Of Minnesota), April 23, 2013, Scott Richardson

Headwaters: The Faculty Journal of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

I used to know everything. Then I went to college. As I was about to enter college, I was pretty sure I had the world figured out. I didn’t need and certainly didn’t want my professors to do anything but reconfirm my beliefs, values, and vision of the world. I was in for a real surprise. There’s nothing innocent or comforting about a liberal arts education.


From The Barracks To The Frat House: Hegemonic Masculinity And The Normalization, Promotion And Replication Of Rape Culture In Male Dominated Spaces-- A Comparison Of The United States Military And The American College Fraternity, Elizabeth H. Scott 2014 College of William and Mary

From The Barracks To The Frat House: Hegemonic Masculinity And The Normalization, Promotion And Replication Of Rape Culture In Male Dominated Spaces-- A Comparison Of The United States Military And The American College Fraternity, Elizabeth H. Scott

Honors Theses

The adolescent clubhouse, the fraternity and the military are all critical spaces that frame and nurture the normative masculine gender script, and therefore the assumption and replication of a hegemonic masculinity. Because hegemonic masculinities are so intricately woven into the fibers of the United States military and the American fraternity, these organizations and the rich traditions that compose their histories and inform their practices and ideologies, are the focus of this study. I argue that these two spaces normalize, sustain, promote and replicate rape culture by requiring members’ performance of hegemonic masculinity. Members’ performance of a hegemonic masculinity contributes to ...


A More Perfect World, Amy Katherine Mayo 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

A More Perfect World, Amy Katherine Mayo

UNLV Theses/Dissertations/Professional Papers/Capstones

A More Perfect Worldis the story of Gabriel Garcia Levine Connolly, an intelligent, charismatic, and idealistic man who invents "Thing," which quickly becomes indispensable to virtually everyone in the world. His new-found wealth presents him with the opportunity to create a community that suits his values and his creative process, taking several friends and co-workers with him. Their search for a new home leads them to the idyllic island of Luu Saabhel; for Gabe, the opportunity to protect this small island and its indigenous people while creating "a more perfect world" for his own community is the ideal situation.

The ...


We Shouldn't Even Know Each Other: A Scholarly Personal Narrative Of The Development Of Deeply Reciprocal Relationships Across Differences Of Race And Class, Sandra M. Unger 2014 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

We Shouldn't Even Know Each Other: A Scholarly Personal Narrative Of The Development Of Deeply Reciprocal Relationships Across Differences Of Race And Class, Sandra M. Unger

Education Doctoral Dissertations in Leadership

This paper is a Scholarly Personal Narrative (SPN) that explores the issue of reciprocity in cross-race and cross class relationships. It explores the social and structural barriers to the formation of these kinds of relationships, as well as the transformation that can take place as these barriers are overcome. Best practices from the field of adult education are applied to the questions of how adults can learn to focus on similarities rather than differences, and how they can learn to get out of their comfort zones and develop relationships with people who are very different from themselves. In an SPN ...


Lawrence, Volume 95, Number 1, Spring 2014, Lawrence University 2014 Lawrence University

Lawrence, Volume 95, Number 1, Spring 2014, Lawrence University

Alumni Magazines

No abstract provided.


Historical Thinking: Perspectives On Teaching History In The Secondary Education Classroom, Michael DiClemente 2014 University of Massachusetts Boston

Historical Thinking: Perspectives On Teaching History In The Secondary Education Classroom, Michael Diclemente

Graduate History Conference, UMass Boston

“Doing” history can be interpreted in many different ways and this is due to the dynamic nature of history as a discipline. Doing history can be research, writing papers, working on a manuscript, putting final touches on a thesis, setting up a museum exhibit, being a tour guide, or teaching. In all these examples historians try to take their passion for the subject and make that clear to others. History needs an audience. Interest in history exists, if not, we would not have outlets like the History Channel. Dealing with an audience who wants to learn about history is one ...


Beyond The Fairytale: The Real Story Of Homelessness, Margaret A. Lovejoy 2014 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Beyond The Fairytale: The Real Story Of Homelessness, Margaret A. Lovejoy

Education Doctoral Dissertations in Leadership

Childhood memories are important for those who are caught in the confines of poverty and homelessness. This is a qualitative and phenomenological research study with a focus on the narratives of five African American women who were previously homeless. The first research question identified emerging themes. Five main themes were acknowledged: family interactions, education, abuse and violence, nutrition, and the effects of stability in childhood. The two part second research question referred to the negative power of systems that vilify and curtail transformative growth, as well as community input to solve issues of poverty and homelessness. The study was conducted ...


Closest To The Heart – The Life Of Emerson Hynes: A Biographical Study Of Human Goodness With A Focus On The College Years, Jeanne L. Cofell 2014 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Closest To The Heart – The Life Of Emerson Hynes: A Biographical Study Of Human Goodness With A Focus On The College Years, Jeanne L. Cofell

Education Doctoral Dissertations in Leadership

This study examined human goodness as lived through the life of Emerson Hynes with a focus on the college years. Emerson Hynes was an ethics and sociology professor at St. John’s University during the 1940s and 50s before he became legislative assistant to Senator Eugene McCarthy. He cared deeply about ethics and was a leader in family life, teaching, rural life and the National Catholic Rural Life Conference, publications, advising, and legislative work. Influenced by Rev. Virgil Michel and the Benedictines, Hynes was a proponent of Catholic social justice, personalism, and distributism. He lived by an ethic of conversation ...


Liberal Arts Inspired Mathematics: A Report Or How To Bring Cultural And Humanistic Aspects Of Mathematics To The Classroom As Effective Teaching And Learning Tools, Anders K H Bengtsson 2014 Claremont Colleges

Liberal Arts Inspired Mathematics: A Report Or How To Bring Cultural And Humanistic Aspects Of Mathematics To The Classroom As Effective Teaching And Learning Tools, Anders K H Bengtsson

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

This is the report of a project on ways of teaching university-level mathematics in a humanistic way. The main part of the project recounted here involved a journey to the United States during the fall term of 2012 to visit several liberal arts colleges in order to study and discuss mathematics teaching. Several themes that came up during my conversations at these colleges are discussed in the text: the invisibility of mathematics in everyday life, the role of calculus in American mathematics curricula, the "is algebra necessary?'' discussion, teaching mathematics as a language, the transfer problem in learning, and the ...


Fearless: Professor Hakim Williams, Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams 2014 Gettysburg College

Fearless: Professor Hakim Williams, Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams

SURGE

With his consistently energetic and enthusiastic personality, his progressive teaching methods using discussion and debate in the classroom, and his desire for his students to develop more comprehensive understandings of the problems facing education in a global context, Dr. Hakim Williams fearlessly uses his passion for change and justice in education to enlighten his students, sharpen their critical thinking skills, and change their outlooks on the future. [excerpt]


Lawrence President, Provost Issue Statement Opposing Academic Boycotts, Lawrence University 2014 Lawrence University

Lawrence President, Provost Issue Statement Opposing Academic Boycotts, Lawrence University

Press Releases

In response to calls by several academic associations for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions because of that country’s occupation of Palestinian territories and restrictions on Palestinian students and scholars, Lawrence University President Mark Burstein and Provost and Dean of the Faculty David Burrows have jointly issued the following statement.

“A central principle of a liberal arts education is the ability to discuss differing opinions in an environment that supports the exchange of ideas and the learning that comes from that exchange. At Lawrence we have supported this value of discourse since our founding 167 years ago.

“The longer ...


Mercy, Stuart Ewen Ph.D. 2014 The Graduate Center, CUNY

Mercy, Stuart Ewen Ph.D.

Faculty Works

A dog named Finn makes heroic efforts to save the life of a fallen bird, while his human friend watches from a window.


A Qualitative Look At Middle Ses Preschoolers: Media Consumption And Social Behaviors, Jaime S. Bell 2014 Iowa State University

A Qualitative Look At Middle Ses Preschoolers: Media Consumption And Social Behaviors, Jaime S. Bell

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Young children are being exposed to more television than what is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and previous research has shown that aggression and violence can be correlated with cartoon exposure. However, little research has explored the influence on cartoon viewing on preschoolers in their typical home environments. Using social learning theory as a guide, this research used in depth interviews with parents and caregivers of preschoolers for insight into what types and amount of content preschoolers are consuming and what behaviors observers are witnessing after exposure. Contrary to expectations, participants of this study seemed to perceive more ...


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