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Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar Dec 2019

Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar

WKU Archives Records

Commencement program listing graduates with order of exercises for all WKU campuses.


Dmt And “The Man Box:” Provoking Change And Encouraging Authentic Living, An Arts-Based Project, Steven Reynolds May 2019

Dmt And “The Man Box:” Provoking Change And Encouraging Authentic Living, An Arts-Based Project, Steven Reynolds

Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses

This thesis explores the mind-body experience through an arts-based research approach to examine, and redefine the emotional capacity and usefulness of males through societal determinants that limits and hinders men from living their authentic selves. Through the lens of a metaphoric “Man Box” 112 men participated in a workshop recreating their personal narratives of socialization through, style of dress, coping mechanisms, belief systems and who they should be as men through society's standards. In the “Man Box,” male bonding, and emotional feelings are discouraged, while the objectification of women, material property and physical/emotional strength are encouraged. This research ...


Empowering Filipino American Young Adults Through Culturally Relevant Leadership Experiences, Donnaly Y. Atajar May 2019

Empowering Filipino American Young Adults Through Culturally Relevant Leadership Experiences, Donnaly Y. Atajar

M.A. in Higher Education Leadership: Action Research Projects

The purpose of this study was to explore the leadership development of Filipino American young adults. As an advisor for Lakas Mentorship Program in the Inland Empire, I explored the following question among program staff and mentors: How could I use culturally relevant curriculum to foster personal and professional development for young Filipino American leaders? I evaluated the impact of four cycles centered on leadership training and improving program practices to understand how to deepen engagement and facilitate positive transformation. I found that the following contributed to meaningful engagement: intentional leadership opportunities, institutionalized program structure, and peer mentorship and community ...


Barriers To Bilingual: How Students Participate In Spanish And English Classes, Bailey Strahan May 2019

Barriers To Bilingual: How Students Participate In Spanish And English Classes, Bailey Strahan

Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning

While participation has been linked to achievement in the classroom, various external factors can change students’ willingness to participate. In this study the researcher sought to discover what participation looks like in regards to one of these factors, language. Additionally the researcher wanted to discover what students and teachers in a bilingual program thought of their own participation in regards to language. Through the use of surveys, interviews, and observations over the course of several weeks, the researcher was able to determine that many factors including student motivation, preferences, resources available, and misunderstanding all contribute to their willingness to participate ...


Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar May 2019

Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar

WKU Archives Records

Commencement program listing graduates with order of exercises for all WKU campuses. Includes biography of Sam Bush, recipient of the honorary doctorate of fine arts.


The Radical Practice Of “Hanging Out”: China’S University Student Dissidents, Kyle Chong May 2019

The Radical Practice Of “Hanging Out”: China’S University Student Dissidents, Kyle Chong

Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice

This interdisciplinary paper advances existing empirical research on the longevity of anti-state university student protests in the People’s Republic of China. This paper contributes ethnographic data from Beijing and Fuzhou university students to yield a Marxian critique of Chinese authoritarianism. This paper asserts that empowering identity development and subversive scholarship, or the use of critical scholarship to transmit critical consciousness of political injustice, in Chinese universities creates more durable resistance against Chinese authoritarianism. This paper concludes that methodological and tactical shifts can similarly sustain American student protest.


William Grant Still: The Complex Career Of A Complicated Composer, Aric Macdavid May 2019

William Grant Still: The Complex Career Of A Complicated Composer, Aric Macdavid

Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice

No abstract provided.


Educational Narrative: Henry Loran, Henry Loran May 2019

Educational Narrative: Henry Loran, Henry Loran

Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice

As a part of the Univerisity of Puget Sound's African American Studies Public Scholarship course, students were required to review their educational experiences from pre-k to the present. The goal of this assignment was for them to assess the ways in which they were treated based on their marginalizations or their privileges. Students provided three terms for what their narrative would share — the terms were not to be included in their narrative. After reading their narratives aloud, a class discussion connected their terms to the associated experiences. There are a total of four narratives in this issue, three are ...


Educational Narrative: Grace Eberhardt, Grace Eberhardt May 2019

Educational Narrative: Grace Eberhardt, Grace Eberhardt

Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice

As a part of the University of Puget Sound's African American Studies Public Scholarship course, students were required to review their educational experiences from pre-k to the present. The goal of this assignment was for them to assess the ways in which they were treated based on their marginalizations or their privileges. Students provided three terms for what their narrative would share — the terms were not to be included in their narrative. After reading their narratives aloud, a class discussion connected their terms to the associated experiences. There are a total of four narratives in this issue, three are ...


Educational Narrative: Amairany Bautista, Amairany Bautista May 2019

Educational Narrative: Amairany Bautista, Amairany Bautista

Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice

As a part of the University of Puget Sound's African American Studies Public Scholarship course, students were required to review their educational experiences from pre-k to the present. The goal of this assignment was for them to assess the ways in which they were treated based on their marginalizations or their privileges. Students provided three terms for what their narrative would share — the terms were not to be included in their narrative. After reading their narratives aloud, a class discussion connected their terms to the associated experiences. There are a total of four narratives in this issue, three are ...


2018 Race And Pedagogy National Conference: Images Form The Inside, African American Studies Race & Pedagogy Institute May 2019

2018 Race And Pedagogy National Conference: Images Form The Inside, African American Studies Race & Pedagogy Institute

Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice

The 4th Quadrennial Race & Pedagogy National Conference hosted the first RPNC photo contest. The desire was to gather views and insights surrounding the conference by those attending it. Images from the inside. Images from the participants. The contest was open to University of Puget Sound Students, Staff, and Faculty along with all conference participants. The overall prompt was: Define RPNC 2018 with a space, a moment, an interaction, a group, or an individual and capture it through your camera lens. We received various submis sions and the ones showcased here, along with some of the written content the photographer provided ...


Spotlight Session Review: The Implications Of An Overwhelmingly White Teaching Force, Anna Mondschean May 2019

Spotlight Session Review: The Implications Of An Overwhelmingly White Teaching Force, Anna Mondschean

Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice

The following passages are student reviews and experiences of select Spotlight Sessions during the 2018 Race & Pedagogy National Conference (RPNC). Students from the University of Puget Sound's African American Studies 399 Public Scholarship course attended various spotlight sessions and were given the assignment to write a review of their chosen session. This is one of those reviews.


Spotlight Session Review: The Science Of Implicit Bias, Kayla Bryson May 2019

Spotlight Session Review: The Science Of Implicit Bias, Kayla Bryson

Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice

The following passages are student reviews and experiences of select Spotlight Sessions during the 2018 Race & Pedagogy National Conference (RPNC). Students from the African American Studies 399 Public Scholarship course attended various spotlight sessions and were given the assignment to write a review of their chosen session. This is one of those reviews.


A Conversation: Student Organizers Reflect On The 2018 Youth Summit, Kaity Calhoun, Collin Noble May 2019

A Conversation: Student Organizers Reflect On The 2018 Youth Summit, Kaity Calhoun, Collin Noble

Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice

This is a conversation between University of Puget Sound graduating seniors Kaity Calhoun and Collin Noble about the 4th RPI Youth Summit which occurred during the 2018 Race & Pedagogy National Conference. Comprised of about 500 middle and high school students and college student volunteers, the Youth Summit worked to engage in conversation revolving around histories of power, expressions of resistance and new actions for justice. With over 100 University of Puget Sound Student volunteers, these two organizers were pivotal in making sure the event day was successful. Their work would not have been possible without the leadership of the Youth ...


A Race And Pedagogy National Conference Reflection, Amanda Diaz May 2019

A Race And Pedagogy National Conference Reflection, Amanda Diaz

Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice

No abstract provided.


More Than A Conference: Reflections On Rpnc, Nakisha Renee May 2019

More Than A Conference: Reflections On Rpnc, Nakisha Renee

Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice

The following reflection describes Nakisha Renées' experience at her first Race & Pedagogy National Conference (RPNC) in 2014 along with her experience during the most recent 2018 RPNC.


A Letter From Ayanna Drakos, Ayanna Drakos May 2019

A Letter From Ayanna Drakos, Ayanna Drakos

Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice

The following is a letter to the faculty, staff, and community partners who were all essential to my experience as a student of African American Studies and as an organizer with the Race & Pedagogy Initiative (now Institute!). The subject “you” is plural, and refers to those mentioned above.


Student Editors: African American Studies Public Scholarship Course May 2019

Student Editors: African American Studies Public Scholarship Course

Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice

This special edition was co-edited by the spring 2019 African American Studies Public Scholarship class. Students were put in charge of procuring submissions, reviewing submissions, editing submissions and formatting them for publication. AFAM 399, Public Scholarship, is an AFAM course dedicated to student engagement with the Race & Pedagogy Institute. This semester the course dedicated its focus to creating a student edition of the Race & Pedagogy Journal that would showcase the 2018 Race & Pedagogy National Conference, the role of students in 2018 and the conferences prior, and the written work of current and past students. The following is a list of ...


From The Issue Editor, Latoya Brackett May 2019

From The Issue Editor, Latoya Brackett

Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice

No abstract provided.


Journal Cover Artwork May 2019

Journal Cover Artwork

Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice

No abstract provided.


Kasserian Injera: And How Are The Children? The Lived Experiences And Perceptions Of Participants, Black And White, Who Attended Both Segregated And Desegregated Schools, Sherman Whitfield May 2019

Kasserian Injera: And How Are The Children? The Lived Experiences And Perceptions Of Participants, Black And White, Who Attended Both Segregated And Desegregated Schools, Sherman Whitfield

Theses and Dissertations from 2019

This study was guided by the following research question: What are the perceptions and experiences of participants, Black and White, who attended both segregated and desegregated schools? This phenomenological research study was conducted using two focus groups divided homogeneously into one Black focus group and one White focus group. The Black focus group consisted of three Black females and two Black males. The White focus group consisted of six White females. The findings related to the research revealed that the Black focus group and the White focus group looked at this phenomenon differently along racial lines. These former students actually ...


Enduring Resilience: An Exploration Of Puerto Rican Colonization, Hurricane Maria, And Ongoing Healing Through Cultural Rituals, Jasmin Isabel Torrejón May 2019

Enduring Resilience: An Exploration Of Puerto Rican Colonization, Hurricane Maria, And Ongoing Healing Through Cultural Rituals, Jasmin Isabel Torrejón

Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses

This thesis seeks to illuminate the economic, cultural and social subjugation of Puerto Rico, and its people, through the stripping of personal and political self-determination imposed by U.S. colonization. This research explores historic examples of Puerto Rican perseverance and analyzes psychologically protective factors supporting survivorship and resilience, such as familism and ontological security. The effects of Hurricane Maria on mental health are highlighted in the research, as is the correlation between a lack of electrical power and adverse health/wellness outcomes. Models for collective liberation and social justice are discussed and exemplified through the case study of a march ...


Does Family Income Determine A Children Future Educational Attainment Level?, Diaisha T. Richards May 2019

Does Family Income Determine A Children Future Educational Attainment Level?, Diaisha T. Richards

Applied Economics Theses

Family income and education have been a major concern in a variety of researches, and as a topic in society. These two components are a major concern because they are known to be key elements in determining future success for an individual. Various studies investigated the significance, correlations and impacts these two factors have on one another. It is common for the amount of family income obtained to determine how much education one will receive in the future. This study focuses on testing the hypothesis that family income determines how much education a child will receive in the future. By ...


"Name Her Reiko!": The Ikemiya Diaspora, Morgan Ikemiya May 2019

"Name Her Reiko!": The Ikemiya Diaspora, Morgan Ikemiya

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

This creative-nonfiction project encapsulates a Japanese family diaspora to America beginning in the late 1880s. Through short stories, poems, and monologues, the author expresses familial struggles such as living in a foreign land and being Japanese in White America. The author reflects on her grandparents' time in the Japanese internment camps where they faced hardship and hegemonic oppression as well as her father's experience of growing up Japanese-American in Los Angeles. The stories weave together history, hardship, and race to create a unique diaspora story.


Seeking Success: A Case Study Of African American Male Retention At A Two-Year College, Richard Latroy Moss May 2019

Seeking Success: A Case Study Of African American Male Retention At A Two-Year College, Richard Latroy Moss

Theses and Dissertations

There is a problem in higher education in the United States. African American students, specifically males, are not being retained and graduating. This problem is even more evident for students that attend two year colleges. African American male students lag behind white males, Hispanic males and African American females, in retention and graduation rates. This problem has caught the attention of many leaders. Policy makers and college leaders are among those who seek to understand the why and find solutions to the challenge of African American male student retention at two year colleges, as two year colleges are becoming the ...


African-American Male Perceptions On Public Schooling After Discipline: A Contextual Portrait From The Inner City, Kevin William Smith Jr. Apr 2019

African-American Male Perceptions On Public Schooling After Discipline: A Contextual Portrait From The Inner City, Kevin William Smith Jr.

LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations

Literature shows that one of the major issues affecting the achievement of inner-city African- American male students in public-schools is the ineffectiveness of disciplinary procedures. These studies have shown a direct positive relationship between student behavioral problems and academic failure. This study was an attempt at answering Noguera’s (2008) call for understanding more fully how African-American males come to perceive schooling, in particular their discipline experiences, and how environmental and cultural forces impact this perception of their behavior and performance in school. This was a qualitative study that heard the stories of inner-city African-American male students who were pushed ...


Two Poems: Stop Time Before; Forsaken Ones, Ánh-Hoa Thị Nguyễn Apr 2019

Two Poems: Stop Time Before; Forsaken Ones, Ánh-Hoa Thị Nguyễn

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

This creative work features two poems: Stop Time Before; Forsaken Ones


For The Culture: The Importance Of A Critical Social Theory Within The Music Education Classroom, Brianna Thomas Apr 2019

For The Culture: The Importance Of A Critical Social Theory Within The Music Education Classroom, Brianna Thomas

Senior Honors Theses

This paper will analyze the history of music education in the United States and discuss how the music classroom can contribute to and dismantle social inequalities including social class, gender, and race. Class effects music education by creating barriers to necessary resources and opportunities as a result of economic positions.[1] Gender is the second focus because music has historically been a male-dominated profession. As a result, many textbooks and curriculum highlight the achievements of men while erasing the contributions of women which has taught women to devalue their own work.[2] The last focus is race. While the arts ...


Playful Practice: The Democratic Potential Of Reacting To The Past As Experiential Learning, Kyle Chong Apr 2019

Playful Practice: The Democratic Potential Of Reacting To The Past As Experiential Learning, Kyle Chong

Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice

This paper utilises a theoretical approach to discuss the subversive potential of the Reacting to the Past role-playing game pedagogy to expand experiential learning in higher education. Doing so, this paper asserts, also creates experiences that are not simply focused on the vocational outcomes of university education. Rather, that the soft skills and critical civic engagement enabled by focus on argument and rhetoric. These skills are necessary for radical democratic engagement enable more effective public practices of confronting injustice in a neoliberal curricular climate.


Barriers And Strategies By White Faculty Who Incorporate Anti-Racist Pedagogy, Jennifer Akamine Phillips, Nate Risdon, Matthew Lamsma, Angelica Hambrick, Alexander Jun Apr 2019

Barriers And Strategies By White Faculty Who Incorporate Anti-Racist Pedagogy, Jennifer Akamine Phillips, Nate Risdon, Matthew Lamsma, Angelica Hambrick, Alexander Jun

Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice

This study focused on the experiences of White faculty who incorporate an anti-racist framework into their college classrooms. The participants shared about the challenges of incorporating anti-racist pedagogy into their classrooms due to both perceived personal and institutional barriers. These participants perceived personal barriers stemming from an internalized struggle of understanding their own White identity while also struggling to be viewed as anti-racist educators by colleagues of color. These faculty participants also shared about perceived professional barriers which included the pressure to obtain tenure, perceived loss of control in the classroom by the students, and anti-racist work being disregarded by ...