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A Legal Guide For University Admissions Offices: How To Stay Out Of Court, Marrissa Bryant, Christian Montgomery, Hillary Smith Oct 2015

A Legal Guide For University Admissions Offices: How To Stay Out Of Court, Marrissa Bryant, Christian Montgomery, Hillary Smith

Parameters of Law in Student Affairs and Higher Education (CNS 670)

No abstract provided.


Staying Out Of Hot Water: A Legal Guidebook On Hazingstaying, Jasmine Kelly, Alex Kennedy, Keira Martin, George Woodard Oct 2015

Staying Out Of Hot Water: A Legal Guidebook On Hazingstaying, Jasmine Kelly, Alex Kennedy, Keira Martin, George Woodard

Parameters of Law in Student Affairs and Higher Education (CNS 670)

No abstract provided.


Natural Gardening, Lisa Karen Miller Sep 2015

Natural Gardening, Lisa Karen Miller

DLPS Faculty Publications

This presentation features methods of natural and organic gardening that preclude the use of harmful pesticides and herbicides.


Challenging The Spirit: Action Plan Progress Report Summary, President Gary Ransdell Aug 2015

Challenging The Spirit: Action Plan Progress Report Summary, President Gary Ransdell

Presidential Publications

No abstract provided.


The Development And Implementation Of A Student Rewards System, Jon E. Warren May 2015

The Development And Implementation Of A Student Rewards System, Jon E. Warren

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

The purpose of this project was to learn of the inner workings of an intercollegiate athletics department and the process for creating a successful marketing plan. Gaining these experiences as a young sport management professional is crucial to job placement and advancement in the sport industry. From the initial idea generation through the first season of operation, I served as creator and the primary administrator of the WKU Red Wave: The Official Student Group of WKU Athletics. The duties for this project included marketing plan development and implementation through the facets of social media marketing, personal selling, and other intercollegiate ...


Incorporating Democratic Pedagogy Into A Traditional Classroom And The University Experience: Benefitting The Community And Country, Phillip Pearson May 2015

Incorporating Democratic Pedagogy Into A Traditional Classroom And The University Experience: Benefitting The Community And Country, Phillip Pearson

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

This paper focuses on the importance of civic engagement in higher education and democratic pedagogy, in order to help students become active citizens, who know their rights as well as responsibilities, which ultimately benefits both the community and this nation. In addition, it also looks at a set of skills, called 21st century skills, which are necessary for students to excel in the modern professional world, and which coincide with being an active citizen. This paper first looks into leading scholars’ views on the civic engagement in higher education, the current situation, and what the future holds. This paper ...


Assessment Of Cultural Awareness In Communication Sciences And Disorders Students, Kimberly Green May 2015

Assessment Of Cultural Awareness In Communication Sciences And Disorders Students, Kimberly Green

Dissertations

As defined by Clinton (1996), cultural awareness is achieved when an individual becomes aware of the fact that culture can contribute to attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. Cultural awareness (CA) is dependent upon an individual’s awareness of one’s own culture to the same degree as the awareness of outside cultures. It can be viewed as a prerequisite to a more complex understanding of this somewhat ambiguous concept. The topic of this quantitative study involves an examination of the level of cultural awareness among students in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) programs in the state of Kentucky. This dissertation threads ...


Foreign Language Anxiety Among Japanese International Students In The U.S., Nana Okada May 2015

Foreign Language Anxiety Among Japanese International Students In The U.S., Nana Okada

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This study aims to investigate the foreign language anxieties Japanese international students at American universities have and the relationship between these anxieties and length of stay in the U.S. 151 Japanese international students answered a modified version of the Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale (Horwitz, Horwitz & Cope, 1986) followed by demographic questions. The findings from the questionnaire were analyzed through SPSS 21 software. Results indicated a statistically significant relationship between students’ level of anxieties and the length of stay in the U.S. Implications for teachers and government officials in Japan, as well as for teachers and university administrators ...


The Great Divide: The Perceptions And Dynamics Of The Faculty And Staff Professional Relationship, Meredith L. Skaggs May 2015

The Great Divide: The Perceptions And Dynamics Of The Faculty And Staff Professional Relationship, Meredith L. Skaggs

Dissertations

The college community is built with several necessary components. When considering the faces of a college campus one visualizes the administration, faculty, staff, and students. Through these roles, each serves a function impacting the mission of the institution. Utilizing qualitative methods of interviews, observations, and document analysis this study examined the dynamics and interactions of two roles on a community college campus. The research sought to understand the perceptions of faculty and staff regarding one another and the ultimate impact on the community college campus culture. The data revealed a gap not only exists in the available literature on the ...


Money Changes Everything: The Relationship Between Financial Factors And Persistence For Financially Independent Undergraduate Students At A Kentucky Four-Year Public Institution, Ladonna Hunton May 2015

Money Changes Everything: The Relationship Between Financial Factors And Persistence For Financially Independent Undergraduate Students At A Kentucky Four-Year Public Institution, Ladonna Hunton

Dissertations

Research on factors related to persistence suggest that re-enrollment decisions are based upon an evaluation of the returns on investment in education. If students perceive that the costs of a college education outweigh the benefits, they will discontinue their involvement by choosing not to re-enroll. As a result, students’ choices to maintain their enrollment in postsecondary education can be an effective indicator of affordability. This study examined the degree to which financially independent undergraduate students’ persistence decisions are related to financial factors, including unmet need, total financial aid received, and type of financial aid received. The data examined in this ...


Google's #Freeandopen Campaign: Using A Documentary To Raise Awareness Of Internet Regulation Among University Students, Shelby N. Rice Apr 2015

Google's #Freeandopen Campaign: Using A Documentary To Raise Awareness Of Internet Regulation Among University Students, Shelby N. Rice

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

The internet was founded as a non-proprietary tool by which computers could connect and share information reciprocally. This philosophy has allowed the internet to become a fundamental resource in higher education and provides a window by which students can experience the world around them. The primary focus of The #freeandopen Documentary is to maintain an uncensored web by raising awareness of the forces that act against the freedom of the internet and of the resources available to contribute to the cause. The short, 13-minute documentary is funded by Google’s #freeandopen Microgrant of $2,000. It features interviews from students ...


The Folklore Of Herbs, Lisa Karen Miller Feb 2015

The Folklore Of Herbs, Lisa Karen Miller

DLPS Faculty Publications

Take a walk through the herb gardens of history and find out what our ancestors knew (and thought they knew) about herbs and their uses for medicine, beauty, and even love. The presentation compares ancient beliefs to current scientific evidence and reveals the places where they intersect.


Ua68/18/1 Gender & Women's Studies - Events, Wku Archives Feb 2015

Ua68/18/1 Gender & Women's Studies - Events, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Events sponsored by Gender & Women's Studies before 1995.


Ua68/17/2 Theatre & Dance - Western Players / Summer Players, Wku Archives Jan 2015

Ua68/17/2 Theatre & Dance - Western Players / Summer Players, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about the Western Players theatre group including the Summer Players.


Ua94/6/2/14 Annie Reis Personal Papers, Wku Archives Jan 2015

Ua94/6/2/14 Annie Reis Personal Papers, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about Annie Reis during her years as a student at Western Kentucky State Normal School.


Ua68/17/4 Theatre & Dance - Administration, Wku Archives Jan 2015

Ua68/17/4 Theatre & Dance - Administration, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and for the administration of the theatre program and the Department of Theatre & Dance.


Ua68/7/2/3 Delta Phi Alpha, Wku Archives Jan 2015

Ua68/7/2/3 Delta Phi Alpha, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about the Epsilon Upsilon chapter of Delta Phi Alpha (German Honor Society).


Ua68/7/2/2 Le Cercle Francais, Wku Archives Jan 2015

Ua68/7/2/2 Le Cercle Francais, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about the French Club, known as Le Cercle Francais.


Ua94/6/2/11 Herbert Cary Personal Papers, Wku Archives Jan 2015

Ua94/6/2/11 Herbert Cary Personal Papers, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by Herbert Cary regarding the history of the Agriculture Department. These research materials resulted in the publication of Cary's book, Road to Excellence: Agriculture at Western Kentucky University, 1998.


Ua94/6/2/13 Steely Veach Personal Papers, Wku Archives Jan 2015

Ua94/6/2/13 Steely Veach Personal Papers, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Scrapbooks and records created by and about Steely Veach, Class of 1949. Veach was a singer and participated in many recitals and concerts during his time at Western Kentucky University.


Ua68/17/3 Theatre & Dance - Film/Video/Audio File, Wku Archives Jan 2015

Ua68/17/3 Theatre & Dance - Film/Video/Audio File, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Recordings of Theatre & Dance performances.


Ua68/18/3 Gender & Women's Studies - Administration, Wku Archives Jan 2015

Ua68/18/3 Gender & Women's Studies - Administration, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about the administration of Gender & Women's Studies before 1995.