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Bertram, Kay (Fa 1238), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2018

Bertram, Kay (Fa 1238), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1238. Student paper titled “Taylor County’s One Room Schools” in which Kay Bertram details the history, the construction, and the eventual consolidation of public schools in the county. Bertram describes how funds were raised in order to build the schoolhouses, teachers’ annual incomes, and a “typical day” in the life of a student. The paper also contains color photographs of each one-room school and a brief description of the location.


Greenwell, Doris (Fa 1237), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2018

Greenwell, Doris (Fa 1237), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1237. Student paper titled “The One-Room Schoolhouse in America’s Past” in which Doris Greenwell details the significance of two schoolhouses in New Haven, Kentucky. Greenwell gathered information from two teachers, both of whom taught in one-room schools for an extended period of time. The author describes each schoolhouse as well as common characteristics of how the schools operated on a daily basis. The paper includes pictures of the Hagan School and the former New Haven School.


Developmental Readers, New Literacies, And The Impact Of Direct Instruction, Kristine Elizabeth Wilson, Apr 2018

Developmental Readers, New Literacies, And The Impact Of Direct Instruction, Kristine Elizabeth Wilson,

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Many students enter college underprepared for the rigors of college-level reading, and these students are often placed in developmental courses. Furthermore, many students, with and without the developmental label, face challenges when reading online and in print, and research shows that these reading processes are not exactly the same. Research into new literacies finds that online reading comprehension gaps exist that are different from print reading. Varying reading strategies as well as metacognitive strategies can help assist students in successfully comprehending texts at the college level. This study investigated how explicit instruction in new literacy strategies impacts a reader’s ...


Incorporating Evidence And Argument At The 2+2 Regional Campuses, Jennifer A. W. Joe Mar 2017

Incorporating Evidence And Argument At The 2+2 Regional Campuses, Jennifer A. W. Joe

Libraries

Both Owensboro and Elizabethtown Regional Campuses have agreements with the local branch of KCTCS that, in essence, relieves students of having to take Colonnade courses, as their general education requirements are certified by KCTCS. With the exception of certain Connections courses taught at these campuses and department specific initiatives such as those found in Elementary Ed, Evidence and Argument will not be in the curriculum for classes at Owensboro and Elizabethtown. It is the intent of this project to create a working template for introducing Evidence and Argument into classes at these campuses through library instruction at the upper level.


Kentucky Council For Community Education (Sc 3081), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2017

Kentucky Council For Community Education (Sc 3081), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding Aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3081. Memos and agenda for a meeting to be held to discuss a statewide coalition to support community education.


More Than Cookies: A Study Of Trends And Promising Practices In Programming For Older Girl Scouts, Jennifer Ottersbach Aug 2016

More Than Cookies: A Study Of Trends And Promising Practices In Programming For Older Girl Scouts, Jennifer Ottersbach

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

This study examine rates of 'older girl' (ages 15-17) retention in Girl Scouts of the USA. Enrollment numbers and troop activity/participation are examined from the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Council to assess the reflection of this regional council to the nationwide organization. Benefits such as character building, developing leadership skills, international and domestic travel opportunities, democratic opportunities, and public work or service projects for older girls are described as promising practices for older girl retention. This qualitative study lead to the development of “The Five Keys of Effective Older Girl Programming” as follows: designing specialized experiences, building relationships with ...


Western's New Deal: The Shaping Of College Heights During The Great Depression, Sean Jacobson Aug 2016

Western's New Deal: The Shaping Of College Heights During The Great Depression, Sean Jacobson

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

This thesis addresses the Great Depression's impact on public higher education by analyzing developments at Western Kentucky State Teachers College. It also seeks to understand factors leading to the enshrinement of Henry Hardin Cherry as a larger-than-life figure upon his death in 1937. An investigative study into primary materials found that the New Deal projects on campus provided a boost for Cherry's leadership and charisma in his community. The concurrence of his death with the construction of a classroom building funded by the Public Works Administration determined his memorialization for posterity. The building, Cherry Hall, emerged as an ...


Becoming An Air Pilot In The 21st Century, Yazeed Alharbi Apr 2014

Becoming An Air Pilot In The 21st Century, Yazeed Alharbi

Undergraduate Research Award

No abstract provided.


Awbrey, Thomas, 1894-1973 (Sc 785), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2013

Awbrey, Thomas, 1894-1973 (Sc 785), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 785. Incoming letters, clippings, etc., 1965(?)-1969(?) (54 items), of Thomas Awbrey, Fordsville, Kentucky, who was learning to read and write at age 71. His story received national press coverage in January 1966, which resulted in him hearing from people from throughout the nation. Also correspondence concerning collection, 1976-1986 (5 items).


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.


Access To Business Research Resources Through Academic Library Web Sites: A Survey, John C. Gottfried Jan 2011

Access To Business Research Resources Through Academic Library Web Sites: A Survey, John C. Gottfried

DLPS Faculty Publications

This study is an examination of access to business research resources through academic library Web sites, including research databases, catalog services, research guides, and business librarians. The Web sites of 114 academic libraries serving top business programs in the United States were studied. Results reveal a wide range of access to business research databases among the schools studied (anywhere from 11 to 100 business databases available). Over 95% of the schools provided business research guides, and nearly all schools provided at least some contact information for business librarians.


Alzheimer’S Disease, Carol Watwood Jan 2011

Alzheimer’S Disease, Carol Watwood

DLPS Faculty Publications

Alzheimer’s disease is a common health issue mostly found in elderly persons. An overview of the disease and a list of reliable Web-based information sources suitable for a general audience are presented.


Correlates Of Access To Business Research Databases, John C. Gottfried Feb 2010

Correlates Of Access To Business Research Databases, John C. Gottfried

DLPS Faculty Publications

This study examines potential correlates of business research database access through academic libraries serving top business programs in the United States. Results indicate that greater access to research databases is related to enrollment in graduate business programs, but not to overall enrollment or status as a public or private institution.


Legally Speaking--Legal Implications Of Reference Books For Publishers And Consumers, Bryan M. Carson Dec 2009

Legally Speaking--Legal Implications Of Reference Books For Publishers And Consumers, Bryan M. Carson

DLPS Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Curing Nature-Deficit Disorder: How Environmental Education Helps Kids Learn, Jamie Leigh Langley Jan 2009

Curing Nature-Deficit Disorder: How Environmental Education Helps Kids Learn, Jamie Leigh Langley

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Walk into any public school and talk with the children about their experiences in nature and you will begin to see a pattern. Children have made few connections with the world around them. They do not spend much time outdoors and the time they do spend outdoors is not spent interacting directly with nature. Why does this matter? Look at these same kids and you will see another pattern emerging: Attention-Deficit Disorder, depression, obesity, emotional problems, etc. While not all of these problems are directly caused by a lack of interaction with the natural world, current research shows that there ...


Lin Daiyu--An Unyielding Girl In A Stifling Society, Haiwang Yuan Sep 2008

Lin Daiyu--An Unyielding Girl In A Stifling Society, Haiwang Yuan

DLPS Faculty Publications

Lin Daiyu is a famous Chinese young woman created by one of the four classic Chinese novels titled A Dream of the Red Mansions. The loss of her love and life was the result of a society where human choices were suppressed. Her story shows that in a society full of intrigues and corruption, a girl as pure and naive as her could never survive.


Ding Ling, Haiwang Yuan Sep 2008

Ding Ling, Haiwang Yuan

DLPS Faculty Publications

Ding Ling is one of the most controversial women of intellect in contemporary Chinese history. A writer, activist, and a CPC member, her life, legendary as it was, reflected the ups and downs of the modern and contemporary Chinese history.


Monkey King, Haiwang Yuan Sep 2008

Monkey King, Haiwang Yuan

DLPS Faculty Publications

Journey to the West creates a monkey hero known as the Monkey King. The classic Chinese novel is epitomizes various aspects of the Chinese civilization, particularly in terms of its religions, its indigenous popular beliefs in particular.


Chinese Fireworks, Haiwang Yuan Sep 2008

Chinese Fireworks, Haiwang Yuan

DLPS Faculty Publications

This article introduces the history of fireworks in China, including its recorded and legendary origins. It also discusses the production of and market for the fireworks. Current challenges and innovations are also mentioned.


Chinese Ethnicities And Their Culture: An Overview, Haiwang Yuan Aug 2008

Chinese Ethnicities And Their Culture: An Overview, Haiwang Yuan

DLPS Faculty Publications

China, the most populous country in the world, is also a nation of great diversity. In addition to the majority population of Han Chinese, there are some 55 officially recognized national minorities--including Tibetan, Mongol, Manchu, Zhuang, Dai, and Gaoshan. The folklore of these minorities is often obscure and difficult to find in the English-speaking world, as is information about the people, their cultural histories, and their traditional customs. This book fills a gap by offering more than 50 representative folktales from China's minorities, as well as background information on each of the ethnic groups.


Science And Social Studies: The Forgotten Content, Samantha Slaughter Apr 2008

Science And Social Studies: The Forgotten Content, Samantha Slaughter

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Abstract The daily curriculum of many elementary schools lacks instructional time in the content areas of science and social studies. Many teachers insist that they do not have the time or training to cover these content areas on a daily basis. This project will illustrate that through proper planning, integration, and professional development, teachers can feel empowered to teach these content areas. The project includes a succinct explanation of how science and social studies can be included on a daily basis in the regular classroom setting, a detailed curriculum map, daily schedule, and four basic integrated units. The curriculum map ...


Ua37/15 Glenn Dooley - Faculty/Staff Personal Papers, Wku Archives Jan 2008

Ua37/15 Glenn Dooley - Faculty/Staff Personal Papers, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Gradebooks for chemistry courses taught by Glenn Dooley and his biography.


Ua37/22 H.F. Mcchesney - Faculty/Staff Personal Papers, Wku Archives Jan 2008

Ua37/22 H.F. Mcchesney - Faculty/Staff Personal Papers, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Gradebooks used by H.F. McChesney.


Ua37/12 W.J. Craig - Faculty/Staff Personal Papers, Wku Archives Jan 2008

Ua37/12 W.J. Craig - Faculty/Staff Personal Papers, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Correspondence of W.J. "Uncle Billy" Craig during and in appreciation for his work at Western Kentucky University.


Ua37/17 Robert Green - Faculty/Personal Papers, Wku University Archives Jan 2008

Ua37/17 Robert Green - Faculty/Personal Papers, Wku University Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Documents regarding Robert Green and his work at Western Kentucky University. The bulk is correspondence regarding students, speaking engagements, county institutes and ordering textbooks.


Digital Object Identifiers And Their Use In Libraries, Jue Wang Sep 2007

Digital Object Identifiers And Their Use In Libraries, Jue Wang

DLPS Faculty Publications

Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are persistent identifications that are assigned to any entity in order to manage intellectual content on digital networks. The DOI system has been managed by an open membership consortium, the International DOI Foundation (IDF), founded in 1998. Usage of the DOI system is cross-industry beyond academic publishing. This article provides an overview of what a DOI is; the structure of DOI; DOI Registration Agencies (RA); metadata associated with DOIs, and advantages for libraries.


The Importance Of Intellectual Property Licensing In 21st Century Libraries, Bryan M. Carson Sep 2007

The Importance Of Intellectual Property Licensing In 21st Century Libraries, Bryan M. Carson

DLPS Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Electronic Reserves And The Failed Confu Guidelines: A Place To Start Negotiations, Bryan M. Carson Sep 2007

Electronic Reserves And The Failed Confu Guidelines: A Place To Start Negotiations, Bryan M. Carson

DLPS Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Legally Speaking — Drama In The Library: Always Seek Permission To Publicly Peform Scripts, Even When The Library Owns Them, Bryan M. Carson Apr 2007

Legally Speaking — Drama In The Library: Always Seek Permission To Publicly Peform Scripts, Even When The Library Owns Them, Bryan M. Carson

DLPS Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Security At Western Kentucky University Libraries: A Case Study And Overview, Dan Forrest Jan 2007

Security At Western Kentucky University Libraries: A Case Study And Overview, Dan Forrest

DLPS Faculty Publications

Using an actual incident from the spring of 2006, this article provides an overview of the security arrangements at WKU libraries. They include a Library Security Officer, student patrollers, security gates and strips in books and other materials in the library, as well as a networked system of security cameras. The article includes conclusions drawn from the discussed incident and recommendations for other libraries.