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Obituary: Jerry Ronald Choate, 1943-2009, Elmer J. Finck, Hugh H. Genoways, Justin D. Hoffman, Carleton J. Phillips, Robert J. Baker Dec 2011

Obituary: Jerry Ronald Choate, 1943-2009, Elmer J. Finck, Hugh H. Genoways, Justin D. Hoffman, Carleton J. Phillips, Robert J. Baker

Mammalogy Papers: University of Nebraska State Museum

Jerry Ronald Choate (1943–2009) had just retired as Director of the Sternberg Museum of Natural History and Professor of Biological Sciences, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas, at the time of his death. Jerry served the American Society of Mammalogists in numerous capacities, including Recording Secretary, First Vice President, and most notably as a member and chair of the Board of Trustees.

The hallmark of Jerry’s life was to turn the ordinary into something magnificent. Whether it was his photography that changed an ordinary landscape into a magnificent masterpiece, or his convincing a reluctant graduate student that they ...


The Increasing World Population: A Call For Entrepreneurial Leadership & Innovation, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Nov 2011

The Increasing World Population: A Call For Entrepreneurial Leadership & Innovation, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers

According to the United Nations, the world’s population hit 7 billion on October 31, 2011. The United Nations is projecting the world population to reach 9.3 billion by 2050. The new population landmark set off alarms in governments and organizations around the world. Most of the growth will occur in the poorest and least developed regions of the world, which already must work to resolve issues related to shortages of quality food, soil, air and water. Many people living in these countries also lack access to education, healthcare and global political capital. This white paper discusses the importance ...


Teaching Large Courses Using Online Technologies: Lessons Learned And Future Challenges, Gretchen A. Mosher, Steven A. Freeman Nov 2011

Teaching Large Courses Using Online Technologies: Lessons Learned And Future Challenges, Gretchen A. Mosher, Steven A. Freeman

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Courses delivered entirely online allow universities to enroll a large number of students, but these large classes pose several challenges to educators. Two major challenges of large online learning environments are the development of appropriate learning activities and the encouragement of significant learning interactions between students. This presentation will discuss strategies used to encourage participatory learning and student interaction in a technology course with an enrollment of 170-200 students. Recommendations for managing other details of large courses in an online format will also be offered.


2011 Scholars And Artists Bibliography, Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University, Friends Of The Michael Schwartz Library, Mark Tebeau Oct 2011

2011 Scholars And Artists Bibliography, Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University, Friends Of The Michael Schwartz Library, Mark Tebeau

Scholars and Artists Bibliographies

This bibliography was created for the annual Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library Scholars and Artists Reception, recognizing scholarly and creative achievements of Cleveland State University faculty, staff and emeriti. Mark Tebeau was the guest speaker


Primary Literature Across The Undergraduate Curriculum: Teaching Science Process Skills And Content, Emily S.J. Rauschert, Joseph Dauer, Jennifer L. Momsen, Ariana Sutton-Grier Oct 2011

Primary Literature Across The Undergraduate Curriculum: Teaching Science Process Skills And Content, Emily S.J. Rauschert, Joseph Dauer, Jennifer L. Momsen, Ariana Sutton-Grier

Biological, Geological, and Environmental Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Alfred Russel Wallace Notes 3: Two Early Publications, Charles H. Smith Oct 2011

Alfred Russel Wallace Notes 3: Two Early Publications, Charles H. Smith

DLPS Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Measuring Enjoyment Of Physical Activity In Older Adults: Invariance Of The Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale (Paces) Across Group And Time, Sean P. Mullen, Erin A. Olson, Siobhan M. Phillips, Amanda N. Szabo, Thomas R. Wójcicki, Emily L. Mailey, Neha P. Gothe, Jason T. Fanning, Arthur F. Kramer, Edward Mcauley Sep 2011

Measuring Enjoyment Of Physical Activity In Older Adults: Invariance Of The Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale (Paces) Across Group And Time, Sean P. Mullen, Erin A. Olson, Siobhan M. Phillips, Amanda N. Szabo, Thomas R. Wójcicki, Emily L. Mailey, Neha P. Gothe, Jason T. Fanning, Arthur F. Kramer, Edward Mcauley

Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies

The purpose of this study was to validate the Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale (PACES) in a sample of older adults. Participants within two different exercise groups were assessed at two time points, 6 months apart. Group and longitudinal invariance was established for a novel, 8-item version of the PACES. The shortened, psychometrically sound measure provides researchers and practitioners an expedited and reliable instrument for assessing the enjoyment of physical activity.


Coaching Power Tool: Success Vs. Failure, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Sep 2011

Coaching Power Tool: Success Vs. Failure, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Faculty & Staff Publications

Part of personal leadership and innovation is self-discovery, which requires introspection and the ability to see the unseen. Sometimes it is necessary to consider a different perspective. We have to shift our thinking to see possibilities in a new light. Sometimes, it is the unobvious that may be the most important. It is important for us to challenge our thinking and traditional thought to redefine success, failure and our ability to take risks.


Climate Change In The Classroom: A Survey Of Iowa Agricultural Educators, J. Gordon Arbuckle, Daren S. Mueller, Adam Sisson Sep 2011

Climate Change In The Classroom: A Survey Of Iowa Agricultural Educators, J. Gordon Arbuckle, Daren S. Mueller, Adam Sisson

Sociology Technical Reports

This report presents results for questions related to climate change from a survey of Iowa agricultural educators. The survey was conducted at the annual Iowa Association of Agricultural Educators (IAAE) summer conference in Ankeny, Iowa on Wednesday, June 29, 2011. The questions were included in a larger survey that focused primarily on evaluation of integrated pest management (IPM) curricula and materials. One-hundred twenty-five agricultural educators who attended the event completed the survey. Ninety-six percent of those surveyed taught at the middle or high-school level. The questions about climate change were included in the survey to with three objectives in mind ...


Preventive Medicine Introduction, F. Douglas Scutchfield Md Aug 2011

Preventive Medicine Introduction, F. Douglas Scutchfield Md

Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health Presentations

No abstract provided.


Leading Innovation: Creating A Culture Of Sustainability Presentation, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Jul 2011

Leading Innovation: Creating A Culture Of Sustainability Presentation, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers

This presentation focuses on elements of leading sustainable innovation in organizations by using Dr. Connie's 5 Rays of Innovation: Calibrate, Collaborate, Create, Communicate and Celebrate


Walking Box Ranch Planning And Design Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending July 10, 2010, Margaret N. Rees Jul 2011

Walking Box Ranch Planning And Design Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending July 10, 2010, Margaret N. Rees

Walking Box Ranch

  • UNLV participated in several meetings with BLM regarding updating the current Task Order, obtaining a two-year no-cost extension for the two Assistance Agreements, and to develop the future WBR operating agreement between BLM and UNLV
  • UNLV met with Sara Moffatt, one of Senator Reid’s staff, to provide an update on project progress. UNLV also requested the Senator’s support in obtaining additional funding for the project for construction, and also for UNLV to bridge the transition from construction through the first two years of operation.
  • UNLV held several internal meetings to advance planning for a July VA meeting with ...


Phssr Research Agenda, F. Douglas Scutchfield Md Jun 2011

Phssr Research Agenda, F. Douglas Scutchfield Md

Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health Presentations

No abstract provided.


The Pace Eportfolio As Educational Passport: Enhancing Students' Interdisciplinary, Co-Curricular And Experiential Learning, Beth Klingner, Linda Anstendig May 2011

The Pace Eportfolio As Educational Passport: Enhancing Students' Interdisciplinary, Co-Curricular And Experiential Learning, Beth Klingner, Linda Anstendig

Cornerstone 3 Reports : Interdisciplinary Informatics

No abstract provided.


President Higdon's 93rd Commencement Address, Leo I. Higdon Jr. May 2011

President Higdon's 93rd Commencement Address, Leo I. Higdon Jr.

Commencement Addresses

President Higdon tells the Centennial Class of 2011: "You have the unique experience of graduating when the College is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Every Commencement is an opportunity to look back and look ahead. Your Commencement is special because the whole College is looking with you."

Further, he lauds the graduates who have "shared your talents with the world through study abroad, internships and special research projects. I am impressed and deeply gratified by the work you have done – it is a strong indication of the impact you will continue to have throughout your lives. You have become experienced ...


Hands-On Labs (Hol): Using Technology And Web-Based Resources To Transform A Traditional Lab-Based Biology Course Into A Distance Learning (Dl) Hybrid Course, Across Schools At Pace University., Erica Kipp, Kabba Colley May 2011

Hands-On Labs (Hol): Using Technology And Web-Based Resources To Transform A Traditional Lab-Based Biology Course Into A Distance Learning (Dl) Hybrid Course, Across Schools At Pace University., Erica Kipp, Kabba Colley

Cornerstone 3 Reports : Interdisciplinary Informatics

No abstract provided.


Public Health Finance Management Needs And How Public Health Agencies Are Funded., F. Douglas Scutchfield Md May 2011

Public Health Finance Management Needs And How Public Health Agencies Are Funded., F. Douglas Scutchfield Md

Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health Presentations

No abstract provided.


Identifying Characteristics Of Effective Small Group Learning Valued By Medical Students And Facilitators, Diana T. Robillard, Laura M. Spring, Susan J. Pasquale, Judith A. Savageau May 2011

Identifying Characteristics Of Effective Small Group Learning Valued By Medical Students And Facilitators, Diana T. Robillard, Laura M. Spring, Susan J. Pasquale, Judith A. Savageau

Senior Scholars Program

Background: Small group teaching is an important part of undergraduate medical education, providing the ideal setting for learners to clarify misunderstandings, test hypotheses and evaluate ideas. Many schools undergoing curriculum reform have increased the time students spend in small group learning. However, there is an overall paucity of literature examining case-based small group sessions in medical school.

Objective: This study was designed to examine student and facilitator perceptions of effective case-based small group teaching in the pre-clinical years and compare results in order to identify similarities and differences and identify key areas of disconnect so that the small group learning ...


Redesigning Introductory Biology: A Proposal, Eileen Gregory, Craig Lending, Amanda N. Orenstein, Jane P. Ellis May 2011

Redesigning Introductory Biology: A Proposal, Eileen Gregory, Craig Lending, Amanda N. Orenstein, Jane P. Ellis

Faculty Publications

With the increasing complexity and expansion of the biological sciences, there has been a corresponding increase in content in the first-year introductory biology course sequence for majors. In general this has resulted in courses that introduce students to large amounts of material and leave little time for practicing investigative science or skill development. Based on our analysis of data compiled from 742 biology faculty at a variety of institutions across the United States, we verified that there is strong agreement on the content appropriate for introductory biology courses for majors. Therefore, we propose that faculty teaching these courses focus primarily ...


Designing A School Garden Space That Emphasizes Children's Wants And Uses Permaculture Design Methods, Mikhaela Mullins May 2011

Designing A School Garden Space That Emphasizes Children's Wants And Uses Permaculture Design Methods, Mikhaela Mullins

Environmental Studies Undergraduate Student Theses

A case study was organized at Saratoga Elementary school in Lincoln, Nebraska to obtain data on what children desire in a garden space. To collect this data a school garden space was constructed and an after school garden club was implemented. Students who participated in the after school garden club partook in the study by drawing their ideal garden. Elements that the subjects drew were identified and categorized into ‘highly desired’ and ‘somewhat desired’.

These elements were then incorporated into a proposed garden design plan for Saratoga. The proposal plan uses Permaculture design methods to emphasize sustainability.


Impact Of Student Motivation In Online Learning Activities, Amy Lathrop May 2011

Impact Of Student Motivation In Online Learning Activities, Amy Lathrop

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research in Agronomy and Horticulture

With the prevalence of online learning in education for both distance and campus-based students, it is critical to determine how to design electronic learning materials that tailor to student motivation and facilitate learning. Students were asked to complete an online plant breeding activity, motivation survey and an online learning quiz related to the activity. The control group of students was those who elected not to complete the activity, while the experimental group of students chose to complete the activity. Motivation scores were compared between control and experiment groups, courses, and gender using independent sample t-tests. Pearson correlations were also used ...


Scholar Week, Gregg Chenoweth Apr 2011

Scholar Week, Gregg Chenoweth

Scholar Week Archives (2011-2015)

During Scholar Week we take inspiration from 18th century preacher-scholar |ohn Wesley. As “a denominational university in the Wesleyan tradition,” scholarship and piety are thoroughly compatible here. So, in Scholar Week we tune our ear to the gong and echo of Wesley. It is not just history, but his story, even to this day. In our own scholarship projects we join a great cloud of Christians not educated out of their faith, but fashioning an educated faith, where the love of the Lord by heart, soul, strength, and mind is our great and worthy cause.


Topscholar®, Creating Opportunities [Brochure], Connie Foster, Jennifer Wilson Apr 2011

Topscholar®, Creating Opportunities [Brochure], Connie Foster, Jennifer Wilson

TopSCHOLAR® Presentations and Reports

No abstract provided.


Let's Move! From Dc To Pc: Policy And Programming In Providence Charter Schools Around Student's Awareness Towards Living Healthy, Carmine Perrotti Apr 2011

Let's Move! From Dc To Pc: Policy And Programming In Providence Charter Schools Around Student's Awareness Towards Living Healthy, Carmine Perrotti

Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship and Creativity

A thesis developed out of an intership for the Office of the First Lady's "Let's Move Initiative". Following said internship, the author conducted original research on the local level - namely, Providence charter schools - to design, implement, and assess a series of educational “interventions”. These interventions were created to provide information to students and their parents about the benefits of healthy eating and exercise. Over 500 elementary-level students were surveyed for the research. See document abstract for more information.


Sorting On Cuda, Ayushi Sinha Apr 2011

Sorting On Cuda, Ayushi Sinha

Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship and Creativity

The traditional sorting technique, sequential sorting, is inefficient with increasing amounts of data that can be stored on computers. Researchers looking for faster sorting techniques have turned to parallel computing to address the limitations of sequential sorting. This project involves the implementation of three parallel sorting algorithms on CUDA, a parallel computing architecture which implements algorithms on Graphics Processing Units (GPUs).


Training: An Opportunity For People With Disabilities In School Foodservice Operations, Paola Paez, Susan W. Arendt, Catherine H. Strohbehn Apr 2011

Training: An Opportunity For People With Disabilities In School Foodservice Operations, Paola Paez, Susan W. Arendt, Catherine H. Strohbehn

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Purpose/Objectives This study assessed current training methods and topics used at public school foodservice operations as well as school foodservice representatives’ attitudes toward training employees with disabilities.

Methods A mixed method approach of data collection included two phases. Phase I used a more qualitative approach; interviews were conducted with three experienced school foodservice directors. Phase II used a more quantitative approach whereby an online questionnaire was developed based on interview results. The questionnaire was sent to all school foodservice representatives in Iowa (N = 363). Interview transcripts were analyzed manually and with Atlas.ti™, a qualitative software package. Questionnaire responses ...


41st Annual Wku Student Research Conference, Student Research Council, Western Kentucky University Mar 2011

41st Annual Wku Student Research Conference, Student Research Council, Western Kentucky University

Student Research Conference Select Presentations

No abstract provided.


Leading Innovation: Creating A Culture Of Sustainability, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Mar 2011

Leading Innovation: Creating A Culture Of Sustainability, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers

Objectives of the Leading Innovation Session taught by Dr. Connie:

1) Introduce Concepts of Innovation

2) Understand Interrelatedness between Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation

3) Generate New Ideas for Your Business, Organization or Community!


Topscholar® Creating Opportunities [2011 Brochure], Connie Foster, Jennifer Wilson Mar 2011

Topscholar® Creating Opportunities [2011 Brochure], Connie Foster, Jennifer Wilson

TopSCHOLAR® Presentations and Reports

No abstract provided.


University Evolution Education: The Effect Of Evolution Instruction On Biology Majors’ Content Knowledge, Attitude Toward Evolution, And Theistic Position, Justin W. Rice, Joane K. Olson, James T. Colbert Mar 2011

University Evolution Education: The Effect Of Evolution Instruction On Biology Majors’ Content Knowledge, Attitude Toward Evolution, And Theistic Position, Justin W. Rice, Joane K. Olson, James T. Colbert

Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology Publications

Issues regarding understanding of evolution and resistance to evolution education in the United States are of key importance to biology educators at all levels. While research has measured student views toward evolution at single points in time, few studies have been published investigating whether views of college seniors are any different than first-year students in the same degree program. Additionally, students choosing to major in biological sciences have largely been overlooked, as if their acceptance of evolution is assumed. This study investigated the understanding of evolution and attitude toward evolution held by students majoring in biological science during their first ...