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Cheser, Donald Bruce (Fa 1248), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Cheser, Donald Bruce (Fa 1248), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1248. Student folk studies project titled “Report on One of Our Cultural-Economic Institutions of Rural America” which includes statistical data of general stores in Nelson County, Kentucky. Graphs may detail cultural and economic statistics and projections regarding this rural area.


Pennington, Brenda Kaye (Fa 1244), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Pennington, Brenda Kaye (Fa 1244), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1244. Student folk studies project titled “Country stores in Lincoln County, [Kentucky]” which includes survey sheets with narrative descriptions of general stores in Lincoln County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of the building, its history, and photos.


Child, Charles B. (Sc 3317), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Child, Charles B. (Sc 3317), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3317. Letter, 25 July 1869, of Charles B. Child, written on letterhead of the Office of the Maysville and Lexington Railroad Company (Northern Division), Maysville, Kentucky. He refers to an earlier report to an investor and details the current cost of construction work on the railroad, including his careful pricing of materials and rolling stock. In particular, he sets out the prices for a contract to construct 33 miles of track to Carlisle, Kentucky.


Ua1b4 University Wide Committees / Events - Awards, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1b4 University Wide Committees / Events - Awards, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Awards presented to Western Kentucky University.


Reynolds, William Russell, Jr., 1878-1955 (Mss 656), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2018

Reynolds, William Russell, Jr., 1878-1955 (Mss 656), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 656. Collection of daybooks with daily entries of financial transactions for the Reynolds Brothers Store in Cave City, Kentucky. Books include daily sales at the store and include the purchaser’s name, items purchased and their prices.


Spalding Laundry & Dry Cleaning Company - Louisville, Kentucky (Sc 3272), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Spalding Laundry & Dry Cleaning Company - Louisville, Kentucky (Sc 3272), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3272. Undated solicitation letter (ca. 1933) from Spalding Laundry & Dry Cleaning Co., Louisville, Kentucky, for its Daily Infant Laundry Service. Includes a booklet for recording infant weight and height and providing diet guidelines for the first twelve months. The letter bears the National Recovery Administration’s “blue eagle” symbol.


Washington County, Kentucky - Merchants (Mss 648), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Washington County, Kentucky - Merchants (Mss 648), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 648. Account books for three general stores in Springfield, Kentucky. Two stores are identified: Cunningham & Nall Store and William Blackwell Store.


Pendleton Family - Account Books (Mss 649), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Pendleton Family - Account Books (Mss 649), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 649. Five account books for a grist mill and saw mill located in East Fork, Metcalfe County, Kentucky, as well as logging operations. The account books list wages paid for daily work as well as for piece work (handles). Employees were sometimes paid in cash, but most of the wages were paid in flour, mill, or other general store goods. Some of the accounts are for customers, not employees.


Factors That Affect The Relationship Between Employer And Employees Within Organizations, Harry Adam Nuse Oct 2018

Factors That Affect The Relationship Between Employer And Employees Within Organizations, Harry Adam Nuse

Dissertations

This research is on the relationship between employees and employers and seeks to determine the relationship between the values held by employees and the extent business leaders adapt their business practices to each of these values. By understanding this relationship, business leaders can gain insight into the improvement of both employee and supervisor success for the vitality of the organization.

Participants from AAA Minor League Baseball teams agreed to allow the survey to be distributed to their employees and employers via email. The nine values were developed from a panel of experts within Minor League Baseball management and human resources ...


Ratliff, Charles, 1854-1940 (Sc 3236), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2018

Ratliff, Charles, 1854-1940 (Sc 3236), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3236. Letter, 30 July 1889, of Charles Ratliff, Princeton, Kentucky, on his letterhead as a dealer in building material, hardware, saddlery, roofing, etc., advising of the sale of his quarry property and assuring the recipient that the new owners will promptly supply stone.


Making ‘The Ask’ To Internal Stakeholders: The Influence Of Organizational Identification On University Faculty And Staff Giving, Lora Haley Ashley Jul 2018

Making ‘The Ask’ To Internal Stakeholders: The Influence Of Organizational Identification On University Faculty And Staff Giving, Lora Haley Ashley

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study was to explore faculty/staff identification with their employing university and how that, in turn, may influence their decision to financially support the institution, or not. This study employed a case study approach and a mixed methods research design utilizing both qualitative and quantitative data. An online survey using Cheney’s (1982) Organizational Identification Questionnaire measured faculty/staff members’ identification with the organization and with their specific departments. The survey also collected data on faculty/staff past charitable giving. Following the survey, qualitative focus groups and interviews were conducted with faculty/staff members to explore ...


Seaborne, Roy, Jr. (Fa 1151), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Seaborne, Roy, Jr. (Fa 1151), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1151. Student paper titled “Old Farm Machinery and Methods” in which Roy Seaborne, Jr. explores the types of tools farmers, both traditional and contemporary, use to plant, harvest, anddistribute their crops. Information was gathered by Seaborne from farmers in Pike and Taylor counties in Kentucky. The paper also includes black and white photographs of various machinery along with brief descriptions of how the equipment is utilized.


Vaughn, William (Fa 1152), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Vaughn, William (Fa 1152), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1152. Student paper titled “The Old and New [Contrast of Traditional and Modern Farm Machinery]” in which William R. Vaughn identifies manual and mechanized farm equipmentand details the differences between the pieces. Vaughn collected information from equipment salesmen and rural farmers. Also included in the paper are black and white photographs of recognizable machines such as plows, wagons, rakes, and cultivators.


Warren, Kaye (Fa 1150), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2018

Warren, Kaye (Fa 1150), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1150. Student folk studies project titled “From Slavery to Freedom for the Negro Race in Logan County [Kentucky]” which includes survey sheets with a brief description of African American life in Logan County, Kentucky. Sheets may include interviews, written records, photographs, informant’s name, age, and address.


A Social Media Analysis Of Users, Their General Happiness, And The Impact On Marketers, Megan Hamberg May 2018

A Social Media Analysis Of Users, Their General Happiness, And The Impact On Marketers, Megan Hamberg

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

As the internet and social media become more prominent in today’s society, it is important for marketers and others to understand who is using these platforms and how this usage affects overall happiness. Using data gathered from the General Social Survey (GSS) 2016 Cross-Section and a survey created and distributed to Western Kentucky University (WKU) Students, this research examines the effect of demographic variables on whether or not respondents utilize Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat. Then, the impact of having accounts on these social media platforms on users’ overall general happiness is analyzed. Several other regressions were run and ...


Vlogging In Korea: From Film Student To Youtuber, Kalyn Edwards Apr 2018

Vlogging In Korea: From Film Student To Youtuber, Kalyn Edwards

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Video blogging, or vlogging, has become its own genre on YouTube in almost a “reality show” type atmosphere. This project aims to examine that world of video blogging from a personal level, not only as a film student, but also from the perspective of an aspiring businesswoman. The goals of this project are to take on the role of a vlogger, along with all its struggles, while exposing myself to a new culture in hopes of appealing to a certain demographic. It appears as though we have gone from a world relying on telegrams and postcards to becoming a society ...


Winning On And Off The Court: An Interpretive Case Study Of A Leader’S Effectual Power And Influence, Eugene Smith Apr 2018

Winning On And Off The Court: An Interpretive Case Study Of A Leader’S Effectual Power And Influence, Eugene Smith

Dissertations

The purpose of this research is to study the leadership profile of a leader’s effectual power and influence. A qualitative research design is preferred to capture rich, thick personal responses from the interview participants. Semi-structured interviews were utilized with open-ended questions, which enabled the respondents to provide unique insights and reflections of their direct and indirect experiences with the research subject. Additionally, document inquiry and direct observations were used and, as an outcome, triangulation was achieved.

Effective use of power is studied in the context of a leader’s ability to influence others to induce a desired outcome. The ...


Impact Of Leadership Styles On Employee Job Satisfaction And Organizational Commitment – A Study In The Construction Sector In India, Akhila Nidadhavolu Apr 2018

Impact Of Leadership Styles On Employee Job Satisfaction And Organizational Commitment – A Study In The Construction Sector In India, Akhila Nidadhavolu

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Leadership plays a vital role in any industry. Therefore, a positive relationship between the management and the employees is very crucial for any organization to get better turnover and recognition. The current study discusses the leadership styles used in the Construction Industry in India. The development of construction industry in India requires suitable leadership approaches of the management. In the condition of such requirement, this research paper has three-fold objectives: first, to study the leadership styles used by the higher-management levels of Indian construction companies, and second, to examine the impact of leadership styles on job satisfaction, and third, to ...


Justice Perceptions Of Team Disciplinary Actions In The Workplace, Austin Lee Rettke Apr 2018

Justice Perceptions Of Team Disciplinary Actions In The Workplace, Austin Lee Rettke

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This scenario study examined fairness perceptions of rule violations and punishment in an organizational team setting. Participants read one of 16 scenarios in which an integral team member violates an organizational rule and subsequently is punished. Participants then answered 12 items assessing perceptions of fairness for the punished employee and for the non-punished team members, and the likelihood the punishment will deter future misconduct for the punished employee and for the teammates. This study examined two levels of misconduct severity (moderate and severe), two levels of punishment severity (moderate and severe), two types of punishment distribution (consistent and conditional), and ...


Wood, George Twyman, 1796-1876 (Mss 630), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2018

Wood, George Twyman, 1796-1876 (Mss 630), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscript Collection 630. Correspondence and land records related to George T. Wood’s management of property in Hart County, Kentucky, on behalf of the City of Philadelphia, which resulted from the settlement of Stephen Girard’s estate. At the time of his death Girard was one of the wealthiest men in America.


Analyzing The Efficiency Of Reforestation Efforts In Regaining Carbon Storage In A Costa Rican Cloud Forest, Elvin Irihamye Mar 2018

Analyzing The Efficiency Of Reforestation Efforts In Regaining Carbon Storage In A Costa Rican Cloud Forest, Elvin Irihamye

Student Research Conference Select Presentations

Forests hold an important place in offsetting carbon emissions, absorbing nearly 40 percent of man-made fossil fuel emissions every year. Over the last 100 years, the effects of deforestation have crippled our forest’s ability to store excess carbon, leading to drastic atmospheric change. Efforts to regrow deforested forests have increased rapidly to address issues like climate change. There is thus a need to analyze current efforts at regaining carbon storage, a critical component to maintaining atmospheric homeostasis. Accordingly, we traveled to the Cloudbridge Nature Reserve in San Gerardo, Costa Rica to aggregate data on the carbon storage capabilities across ...


Whyte, Samuel G., 1774-1833 - Letter To (Sc 3191), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Whyte, Samuel G., 1774-1833 - Letter To (Sc 3191), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3191. Letters to Samuel G. Whyte, a member of the Shaker colony at South Union, Kentucky, from James A. Pearce, Louisville, Kentucky. Pearce discusses debts due to Whyte and urges Whyte to satisfy debts he owes to Pearce. He also refers to having his brother-in-law William Clark, an estate legatee, sign a deed of release for lands sold to Whyte.


Mclean, Eli, 1793-1870 And John Mclean, 1796-1862 (Sc 3192), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Mclean, Eli, 1793-1870 And John Mclean, 1796-1862 (Sc 3192), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3192. Papers of Eli and John McLean, members of the Shaker colony at South Union, Kentucky: a bill to Eli for medicinal supplies; an order to Eli for carpet; a letter to John asking forbearance on payment of a note due; and a letter to Eli regarding the purchase of a sow.


Lexington And Georgetown Turnpike Company (Sc 3185), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Lexington And Georgetown Turnpike Company (Sc 3185), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3185. Financial records, including receipts, invoices, statements, treasure’s reports and sundry other records related to the Lexington and Georgetown Turnpike Company which maintained a toll road between those two cities in Kentucky. Incudes information about rock supplied, toll house maintenance, labor, supplies purchased, and services rendered in order to maintain the road.


Lasting Experiences: Taking Galleries From Glass Cases To Online Access Repositories, Joseph J. Shankweiler, Todd J. Seguin Feb 2018

Lasting Experiences: Taking Galleries From Glass Cases To Online Access Repositories, Joseph J. Shankweiler, Todd J. Seguin

DLTS Faculty Publications

This chapter outlines the process of creating a permanent online presence from a curated gallery exhibition. Creating an open access version of the exhibition on an institution’s repository preserves the experience for the future and extends its engagement to a growing online community of students, interested community members, and others beyond campus. Through the use of video and audio, as well as images and documents, we strive to create an equally engaging experience for those who are unable to attend the original installation in person. The permanent online exhibit thus extends learning opportunities and preserves important scholarly work that ...


Ua1b Climbing To Greater Heights, The Wku Strategic Plan 2018-2028, Wku Strategic Planning Committee Jan 2018

Ua1b Climbing To Greater Heights, The Wku Strategic Plan 2018-2028, Wku Strategic Planning Committee

WKU Archives Records

WKU strategic plan for 2018 through 2028.


Ua25/3 Newsletter: The Fraud Issue, Issue 8, Wku Internal Auditor Jan 2018

Ua25/3 Newsletter: The Fraud Issue, Issue 8, Wku Internal Auditor

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by and about the WKU Internal Auditor.


The Retainer-Based Model Of Financial Planning, Savannah Stone Dec 2017

The Retainer-Based Model Of Financial Planning, Savannah Stone

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Through attending my classes and working part-time at a financial planning firm, I have learned about many different types of compensation for financial planners, the most common being commissions and fees. Western Kentucky University allowed me to travel to San Diego in January of 2017 to attend the TD Ameritrade LINC 2017 conference, and it was there that I was introduced to the concept of a monthly retainer model of compensation. This grabbed my attention because it was a relatively new and unusual form of payment for financial planning services. Through curiosity, this topic encouraged my study of the past ...


African American Funeral Home Records - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 626), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2017

African American Funeral Home Records - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 626), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 626. Records of the Kuykendall-Abel-Boyd and Abel Brothers funeral home businesses, operated by African Americans in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Records include names of deceased, funeral dates and expenses, and in some cases family information, cause of death and place of interment. The records were photocopied from originals in the possession of Gatewood and Sons Funeral Chapel, Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Applying Social Media Marketing Content Strategies From The Entertainment Field To Professional Dance, Lindsay Lambert Dec 2017

Applying Social Media Marketing Content Strategies From The Entertainment Field To Professional Dance, Lindsay Lambert

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Social media is a medium that is becoming increasingly relevant in the marketplace, especially in the arts arena. It is the marketing tool that allows for the more customized engagement between a brand and the target market, often at a lower price than traditional outlets. As a visual industry, dance has a lot of opportunities for content in digital marketing. Other industries in the entertainment realm, such as professional sports or concert music have similar goals with their intended target audiences: develop relationships with consumers to inevitably increase patronage to the organizations’ events. Social media content marketing allows organizations to ...