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Student Perceptions Of Services For Veterans And Military Personnel, Philip Parsons Aug 2016

Student Perceptions Of Services For Veterans And Military Personnel, Philip Parsons

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Many Veterans are returning from the War on Terror and making their way to universities. Due to the many aspects of war and military life many maybe, or are experiencing some level of mental health issue/s. As more Veterans make this transition, resources may not be available for them to be successful in the classroom (Whitley, Tschudi, & Gieber, 2013). After reviewing the literature, a suitable instrument to measure these variables was not available. The researcher developed a survey and sampled students of one Midwestern public university. The variables included basic demographic questions and perceptions of Veterans and the services ...


27 Floors Of Support: Effectively Advertising Campus Resources To College Students, Amanda Peerce Aug 2016

27 Floors Of Support: Effectively Advertising Campus Resources To College Students, Amanda Peerce

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

College campuses provide a large variety of resources to college students to help ensure their well-being and success; however, students cannot utilize these resources if they do not know they exist. While there has been extensive research on the importance and efficacy of resources on college campuses, not as much research has been done on how to advertise these services to college students. The goal of this project is to create and assess the efficacy of a campaign educating and encouraging students to seek out campus resources in times of need. This project focuses primarily on promoting resources to first-year ...


A Study Of The Academic And Personal Impacts Of A Literacy Intervention Course: Stories From Stakeholders, Jeremy Ray Logsdon Jul 2016

A Study Of The Academic And Personal Impacts Of A Literacy Intervention Course: Stories From Stakeholders, Jeremy Ray Logsdon

Dissertations

This study aims to illuminate, via the qualitative method of portraiture, the academic and personal impacts of both faculty and student stakeholders of a literacy intervention course, offered as an alternative to the traditional developmental reading model, taught at a regional southeastern United States four-year public university. Students who enrolled in the course from the semesters of fall 2012 to fall 2015 were given the opportunity to complete a survey about their experiences with the literacy intervention course. Faculty stakeholders were interviewed for their perspective on course creation, implementation, and delivery, focusing on the six curricular core competencies of reading ...


Birth Of A Powerhouse: How One University Reimagined, Restructured, And Revived Outreach, Slone H. Cansler Jul 2016

Birth Of A Powerhouse: How One University Reimagined, Restructured, And Revived Outreach, Slone H. Cansler

Dissertations

Today’s modern higher education landscape presents myriad challenges to higher education leaders and administrators. Among those challenges is how universities respond to demands for accountability, growth of alternative models of postsecondary education delivery, the need to serve and increasingly diverse society, and reduced state and federal appropriations. Research suggests that the biggest changes for American higher education are imminent and will necessitate new business models, new forms of collaboration and partnerships, and innovative about the enterprise of higher education. This study sought to gain understanding about the development process and structural framework that allows a university’s outreach unit ...


Ua94/4/5 Southern Normal School - Alumni Personal Papers Small Collections, Wku Archives Jun 2016

Ua94/4/5 Southern Normal School - Alumni Personal Papers Small Collections, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Small collections of personal papers relating to the Southern Normal School.


Ua58/5 Graduate Studies & Research - Publications, Wku Archives Jun 2016

Ua58/5 Graduate Studies & Research - Publications, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Publications created by and about Graduate Studies & Research.


Ua58/4 Graduate Studies & Research - Awards, Wku Archives Jun 2016

Ua58/4 Graduate Studies & Research - Awards, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Awards and recognition given by Graduate Studies & Research.


Bali: The Land Of Many Gods, Brian E. Coutts Apr 2016

Bali: The Land Of Many Gods, Brian E. Coutts

DLPS Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Escaping The Remedial Curse: An Evaluation Of The Impact Of A Credit-Bearing Alternative To Traditional Developmental Education, Daniel J. Super Apr 2016

Escaping The Remedial Curse: An Evaluation Of The Impact Of A Credit-Bearing Alternative To Traditional Developmental Education, Daniel J. Super

Dissertations

This study examined the impact of a credit-bearing intervention literacy course taught at a southeastern United States four-year public university on student retention rates and cumulative grade point average. Undergraduate students (N=1,038) entering the university from fall 2010 to spring 2013 classified as not college ready were assigned to the course as an alternative to a more traditional non-credit bearing developmental reading course.

Using binary logistic regression and hierarchical linear regression, two dependent outcome variables related to student success were measured to infer course effects: twoyear retention status, defined as enrolling at the institution two years successful course ...


Does Global Citizenship Education Predict Identification With All Humanity?, Alpha Amber Scott Belt Apr 2016

Does Global Citizenship Education Predict Identification With All Humanity?, Alpha Amber Scott Belt

Dissertations

Scholars and leaders agree institutions of higher education must prepare students to live, work and thrive in a global community. Nevertheless, there remains much discourse and debate surrounding what it actually means to be a global citizen, and what are the appropriate learning opportunities that will best serve to achieve this goal. This quantitative study examined whether or not participation in global citizenship education opportunities predicts how a student identifies him- or herself in relation to all humanity as measured using the Identification with All Humanity (IWAH) scale (McFarland et al., 2012). Four research questions were examined 1) does participation ...


The Folklore Of Flowers, Lisa Karen Miller Jan 2016

The Folklore Of Flowers, Lisa Karen Miller

DLPS Faculty Publications

This presentation was prepared for WKU's Society for Lifelong Learning. It relates history and folklore of a variety of flowers, including their use in folk medicine, as food, and other stories and beliefs.


Chapter 5: Health Resources, Carol L. Watwood Jan 2016

Chapter 5: Health Resources, Carol L. Watwood

DLPS Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


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.