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Undergraduate Voices, Volume 1 (2018): Addendum, Amir Kalan Dec 2018

Undergraduate Voices, Volume 1 (2018): Addendum, Amir Kalan

Undergraduate Voices

Additional articles approved for publication in December 2018 in Volume 1.


"Whole-Brained" Engineering Education In Undergraduate Studies At The University Of Dayton, Kylie Moellering Dec 2018

"Whole-Brained" Engineering Education In Undergraduate Studies At The University Of Dayton, Kylie Moellering

Undergraduate Voices

This inquiry is a case study which explores, explicates, and summarizes the recent shift to “whole-brained” engineering education for undergraduate-level students at the University of Dayton. This case study is primarily structured around the experiences and insights of an interviewee, Dr. Ken Bloemer, who is the Director of the Visioneering Center at the University of Dayton. The Visioneering Center is principally focused on promoting the progress of engineering education at the university. Voices from scholarly literature pertaining to this vision and other undergraduate engineering curricula are then used to reinforce the interviewee’s views and give deeper insight into the ...


Uncovered Truths Of The Inequalities Encountered By Female Educators, Rachel Katoll Dec 2018

Uncovered Truths Of The Inequalities Encountered By Female Educators, Rachel Katoll

Undergraduate Voices

This paper was conducted to illustrate the paradox of a female dominated field praising male educators over their female counterparts. This is proven to be the case through workplace mistreatment, professional growth opportunities, and struggles encountered through recruitment. Through this paper, I evaluate the tear down of female educators as men become the prioritized employee. The information drawn together throughout this paper came from a collection of online sources, personal interviews, and articles.


Lessons Of Resilience From Our Founding Mothers: An Examination Of Women From 1776 To 1830, Jody A. Kunk-Czaplicki Dec 2018

Lessons Of Resilience From Our Founding Mothers: An Examination Of Women From 1776 To 1830, Jody A. Kunk-Czaplicki

Journal of Research, Assessment, and Practice in Higher Education

The role of women in American society during its first 50 years (1776-1830) varied. Women, however, built and maintained the Republic but were not granted access to the Academy (Nash, 2005, Kerber, 1997). At the threshold of the Revolutionary War, women served not only their home, family, and husbands, they began to serve the broader country. In the first third of the 19th century, white women of wealth engaged in political acts of service and in acts of disruption (Kerber, 1997). The rest of this paper examines how women leaders of early America laid the foundation for women’s ...


The Bumpy Highway To Freedom: U.S. Reconstruction And The Freedmen's Bureau, Jennifer Ann Sobnosky Dec 2018

The Bumpy Highway To Freedom: U.S. Reconstruction And The Freedmen's Bureau, Jennifer Ann Sobnosky

Line by Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing

After studying the Civil War and the Reconstruction era in depth, I was required to choose one aspect of the Reconstruction era and write a historiography based on it. I researched how historians studied and interpreted the role of the Freedmen's Bureau, which was an agency established immediately after the end of the Civil War. I studied how these interpretations of the success of the Freedmen's Bureau's changed over time. I began by producing an annotated bibliography of the eight scholarly sources. I wrote three drafts and conferenced with my professor as well as the Write Place ...


A Literary Journey Back In Time, Hannah K. Heil Dec 2018

A Literary Journey Back In Time, Hannah K. Heil

Line by Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing

Before I began writing, I reflected on the effect literature has had on my life. I brainstormed different experiences in which I found literature to be very influential. I talked with various people including my parents and past teachers to ensure the accuracy of the various childhood stories I decided to write about. When it came time to put the final draft together, I focused on my various experiences with literature and the grand effect it has had on my life. I also incorporated why I value being a literate person today as a university student.

Editor's note: For ...


Rhetorical Analysis: Never Give Up, John Milliken Dec 2018

Rhetorical Analysis: Never Give Up, John Milliken

Line by Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing

For this English 100 assignment, we were asked to write a rhetorical analysis of a speech of our choice. I knew I wanted to pick one that would be interesting to me. Prior to writing this paper, I had heard about the speech once before when watching a sports documentary. I knew the speech had a strong message at its core, but I did not know why it was so respected and liked by its audience. While writing this paper I had three drafts;, the first two drafts were peer edited. The second and third were also edited and graded ...


Claiming Your Life And Education, Kelly E. Corkery Dec 2018

Claiming Your Life And Education, Kelly E. Corkery

Line by Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing

My essay is a rhetorical analysis of Adrienne Rich’s speech, “Claiming an Education." I chose Rich’s speech because a friend of mine told me that her introduction to college seminar at Penn State discussed the speech, and I found the speech to be very interesting. After choosing the speech, I completed two drafts, which were both edited in both a peer review and by my instructor, Professor Strain. After my first draft, I also had a writing conference with Professor Strain to refine my work more. After my second draft, I met with Professor Strain again to discuss ...


Reconstruction In The Big Easy: The Changing Interpretations Of The Role Of Race During Reconstruction In New Orleans, Claire Sullivan Dec 2018

Reconstruction In The Big Easy: The Changing Interpretations Of The Role Of Race During Reconstruction In New Orleans, Claire Sullivan

Line by Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing

This historiography essay was the final assignment of my ASI 120 (Core Program) course at the University of Dayton. In preparation for the paper, I read A Short History of Reconstruction, 1863-1877 by Eric Foner. After reading and reflecting on Foner’s book, I decided I wanted to focus my topic on Reconstruction in New Orleans, with specific emphasis on racial issues and the New Orleans Riot. I chose this topic because it allowed me to further research a topic relating to social justice with respect to race relations, something I am very passionate about. I spent a great deal ...


The Ku Klux Klan's Reign Of Terror During Reconstruction: Effects, Motives, And Composition, Jack O'Donnell Dec 2018

The Ku Klux Klan's Reign Of Terror During Reconstruction: Effects, Motives, And Composition, Jack O'Donnell

Line by Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing

The final project in the course ASI 120 was a historiography on American Reconstruction. The purpose of a historiography is to evaluate the ways in which historians' views of a certain topic have changed over time. I chose to evaluate and analyze historians' views of the Ku Klux Klan's reign of terror during American Reconstruction, focusing specifically on interpretations of the Ku Klux Klan's effects, motives, and composition. To complete this assignment, I analyzed eight different sources written by historians throughout the twentieth century. After writing a summary of each source, I was tasked with choosing which source ...


Learning To Read Was Great, Alyssa T. Mims Dec 2018

Learning To Read Was Great, Alyssa T. Mims

Line by Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing

This project was written with the intentions of telling the story of how I learned to read and the effects of my reading skills flourishing.


A Tale As Old As Time: Changing Interpretations Of Democratic And Republican Polarization During Reconstruction, Dawson J. Vandervort Dec 2018

A Tale As Old As Time: Changing Interpretations Of Democratic And Republican Polarization During Reconstruction, Dawson J. Vandervort

Line by Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing

This paper started in the beginning of the 2018 spring semester with the reading of Eric Foner's A Short History of Reconstruction. This book started with a historiography, which students modeled their own off of, and continued with an extremely detailed documentation of Reconstruction. After this my instructor had the class propose a topic and choose 15 relevant sources. Then the class chose 8 sources to create an annotated bibliography with. In March I began the writing process slowly and tediously, but competition with a friend created a positive and fun environment. As we worked, we read our papers ...


The Colfax Massacre: A Culmination Of Political And Racial Disparity, Lian F. Mitzian Dec 2018

The Colfax Massacre: A Culmination Of Political And Racial Disparity, Lian F. Mitzian

Line by Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing

I wrote this paper for the interdisciplinary humanities course The Development of Western Culture in a Global Context. My writing process consisted of first examining various primary and secondary sources on Southern Reconstruction and the Colfax Massacre. This gave me an understanding of how historians have come to understand the event throughout time. In my research, I found two categories of interpretations, which I then used to organize my ideas and develop my own understanding of the implications of the event.


"Declaration Of Conscience": A Rhetorical Analysis, Ashley M. Nihem Dec 2018

"Declaration Of Conscience": A Rhetorical Analysis, Ashley M. Nihem

Line by Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing

First, I did thorough research on Margaret Chase Smith and her involvement and position in politics. I also researched the Cold War and McCarthyism so that I could accurately and clearly give a background on Chase's speech. I then decided what parts of rhetoric were most and least prominent in Chase's speech and based the format of paper on that. I looked into these parts of rhetorical at different parts of the speech and analyzed how she used the rhetoric in accordance with language choices, and the effect that it had (or was meant to have) on her ...


Educating Our Future: White Women Teachers And What They Contributed To The Reconstruction, Franchesca R. Hackworth Dec 2018

Educating Our Future: White Women Teachers And What They Contributed To The Reconstruction, Franchesca R. Hackworth

Line by Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing

The overall goal of this piece was to compose an essay conveying how different historiographers have varied in their views of a single moment within the Reconstruction period. Discovering the similarities and differences was intriguing and provided much to analyze. I specifically chose to review how historiographers have viewed the white women teachers — mostly Northerners — who traveled to the South during the Reconstruction period for the education of freedmen.

As this extensive process took hold, I knew the topic I chose was perfectly fit for me. I have a deep appreciation for education and all that it does to shape ...


Marian Library Newsletter, Issue No. 68, University Of Dayton. Marian Library Dec 2018

Marian Library Newsletter, Issue No. 68, University Of Dayton. Marian Library

Marian Library Newsletter

Features:

  • Pope St. Paul VI's proclamation at the Second Vatican Council declaring Mary to be Mother of the Church
  • Innovative projects of the Marian Library in its 75th-anniversary year
  • Recap of October 18 concert by the Marian Consort, an internationally renowned early-music vocal ensemble
  • Editor's column on Marian Antiphons
  • Story behind the Marian Library's Guadalcanal Rosary
  • Archivist describes the wax Nativity "Of Fragile Beauty" undergoing conservation with the support of two grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).


Oraisons Nov 2018

Oraisons

Rare Books

Calligraphed in gothic on thin vellum and bound in vellum. Contains 15 communion prayers, 14 in French, 1 in Latin, and 1 hymn, “Ave verum corpus natum,” in both languages.

The first French prayer is the prayer of St. Ambrose. The page is illuminated with a miniature (35 x 37 mm.) representing St. Ambrose in his episcopal robes, in color and in gold, against a background of celestial blue with gold stars. The page is completely framed in a border of scrolled green, blue and red florets, highlighted on a background of gold, in a large border of filiform arabesques ...


Black Music Matters: Jazz, Funk And The Academy, Ed Sarath Sep 2018

Black Music Matters: Jazz, Funk And The Academy, Ed Sarath

Dayton Funk Symposium

This talk situates funk and its close relationship with jazz within the overarching context of black music in higher education.


The Land Of Funk: Dayton’S Stone Street Mural, Morris Howard, Brittni Long Sep 2018

The Land Of Funk: Dayton’S Stone Street Mural, Morris Howard, Brittni Long

Dayton Funk Symposium

Presentation is based on the completion of “The Land of Funk” mural on Stone Street in downtown Dayton. The mural honors bands of the funk era that are from Dayton, e.g., the Ohio Players, Heatwave, Lakeside, Slave, Fazeo, Sun, and Zapp featuring Roger Troutman.


The Sounds Of Black America: Funk And Dayton, Ohio, Matthew Valnes Sep 2018

The Sounds Of Black America: Funk And Dayton, Ohio, Matthew Valnes

Dayton Funk Symposium

This essay proposes a framework called the “sounds of black America” to argue that the social and cultural interactions unique to a specific locality results in a particular approach to funk as sound organization. Drawing on George Lipsitz’s concept of the “Black Spatial Imaginary” and using the music of the Ohio Players as a case study, I demonstrate how the music programs in Dayton-area schools can help us understand the particular approach to funk that came out of Dayton in the late 1960s through the 1970s.


Dayton Funk Symposium Welcome, Sharon Davis Gratto Sep 2018

Dayton Funk Symposium Welcome, Sharon Davis Gratto

Dayton Funk Symposium

Words of welcome from Sharon Davis Gratto, professor of music and Graul Chair in Arts and Humanities.


Review: Images At Work: The Material Culture Of Enchantment, Jillian M. Ewalt Sep 2018

Review: Images At Work: The Material Culture Of Enchantment, Jillian M. Ewalt

Marian Library/IMRI Faculty Publications

Citation information for the book:

Morgan, David. Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2018. ISBN: 9780190272111


Review: 'Improvising Improvisation: From Out Of Philosophy, Music, Dance, And Literature', Aili W. Bresnahan Sep 2018

Review: 'Improvising Improvisation: From Out Of Philosophy, Music, Dance, And Literature', Aili W. Bresnahan

Philosophy Faculty Publications

This book review attempts to interpret the meaning and value of Gary Peters’ book in a way that is true to the kind of book, an experimental improvisation, that it purports to be. As such, it grapples with the difficulties of evaluating the merits of a philosophical discussion within a book that claims not to be philosophy and case studies in performance that beg the question of whether they accurately exemplify the (non-)philosophy they are meant to support. Despite these difficulties, this review ends with the conclusion that this book does, in fact, convey something essential about the nature ...


President Paul Biya And Cameroon’S Anglophone Crisis: Now Is The Time For Bold Action, Julius A. Amin Jun 2018

President Paul Biya And Cameroon’S Anglophone Crisis: Now Is The Time For Bold Action, Julius A. Amin

History Faculty Publications

President Paul Biya of Cameroon has been silent for long in relation to the ongoing unrest in the country's English-speaking region. His silence has made matters worse, and it is time he took decisive measures to resolve that crisis if he wants history to remember him after his nearly 40 years in power.


Catholic Documents 101: Resources For Parts 3 And 4, Andrew Kosmowski Jun 2018

Catholic Documents 101: Resources For Parts 3 And 4, Andrew Kosmowski

Marian Library/IMRI Faculty Presentations

This list of resources accompanied the presentation "Catholic Documents 101: A Theological Librarian’s Guide to Identifying, Locating, and Using the Documents of the Catholic Church."


Catholic Documents 101: A Theological Librarian’S Guide To Identifying, Locating, And Using The Documents Of The Catholic Church, Andrew Kosmowski Jun 2018

Catholic Documents 101: A Theological Librarian’S Guide To Identifying, Locating, And Using The Documents Of The Catholic Church, Andrew Kosmowski

Marian Library/IMRI Faculty Presentations

Over the course of 2,000 years, theologians have accreted mountains of writings on every aspect of the Christian faith. While even devoted students of Christian doctrine likely will not have time to scale all of the peaks in a single academic lifetime, they cannot afford to skip completely over one of the highest summits: the documents of the “teaching arm” of the Catholic Church, the Magisterium, which safeguards the deposit of faith and interprets controversies in light of it. Those approaching doctrinal matters, such as the atonement and the virgin birth, from a Protestant perspective may find it beneficial ...


A Theological Library’S Efforts To Complement Faith Formation, Andrew Kosmowski Jun 2018

A Theological Library’S Efforts To Complement Faith Formation, Andrew Kosmowski

Marian Library/IMRI Faculty Presentations

In the fall of 2016, a librarian at the Marian Library was approached about the possibility of preparing an art lesson that would also support catechesis of the parish school students. This poster presentation will summarize how the Marian Library's special collections have been used to complement ongoing faith formation efforts of both adults and children.


Editor's Page, Volume 1, Amir Kalan Jun 2018

Editor's Page, Volume 1, Amir Kalan

Undergraduate Voices

First-year undergraduate composition is often dominated by pedagogical practices that focus on persuasive writing and the rhetoric of assertion. Rooted in Anglo-American essayist literacy, college writing is traditionally treated as reporting facts in order to argue cases. In my writing seminars, my students and I decided to resist this dominant approach by employing writing to make sense of ourselves and the world around us. I invited the students to use writing as an epistemological medium in which students could think about their intended majors to comprehend the complexities involved in the disciplines and professions that they were about to enter ...


Engineering's Effects On Communities Through An Ethical Framework, Bailey A. Reid Jun 2018

Engineering's Effects On Communities Through An Ethical Framework, Bailey A. Reid

Undergraduate Voices

Engineering is at the forefront of innovation and progression in our society, but often has various impacts on the communities in which projects take place. This article focuses on several ethical guidelines established through education and engineering’s effects on surrounding communities. Ethics inside of community actions and approach will also be explored.


Sustainability In Chemical Engineering, Alec T. Raber Jun 2018

Sustainability In Chemical Engineering, Alec T. Raber

Undergraduate Voices

For much of the past century, the world has seen industrial and technological progress that has helped make life better for humans but hurt the environment while doing so. Once people realized the damage that was being done, it was observed that this kind of development was not sustainable, meaning it did not “meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (Brundtland, 1987, p. 3). While different experts may define the term “sustainability” (or “sustainable development”), differently, they will all share the substance of Brundtland’s definition. Ever since the ...