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A Working Paper*:Environmental Issues And Perceptions Of Rural Nebraskans, John C. Allen, Sam Cordes, Amy M. Smith, Mike Spilker, Amber Hamilton Sep 2020

A Working Paper*:Environmental Issues And Perceptions Of Rural Nebraskans, John C. Allen, Sam Cordes, Amy M. Smith, Mike Spilker, Amber Hamilton

Publications of the Rural Futures Institute

TABLE OF CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY.............................................................I

INTRODUCTION .................................................................................. 1

METHODOLOGY .......................................................................... 1

RESPONDENT PROFILE........................................................................... 2

FINDINGS ................................................................................................ 3

The State's Role in Groundwater Protection .............................................. 3

Regulation and Compliance Costs................................................................ 4

Agriculture and the Environment ....................................................... 6

Conjunctive Use ............................................................................... 8

CONCLUSIONS ......................................................................................... 10


A Working Paper*: Nebraska State And Federal Tax Issues: Opinions Of Rural Nebraskans, John C. Allen, Sam Cordes, Amy M. Smith, Matt Spilker, Amber Hamilton Sep 2020

A Working Paper*: Nebraska State And Federal Tax Issues: Opinions Of Rural Nebraskans, John C. Allen, Sam Cordes, Amy M. Smith, Matt Spilker, Amber Hamilton

Publications of the Rural Futures Institute

TABLE OF CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ...................................................................... i

INTRODUCTION .........................................................................................1

METHODOLOGY..............................................................................1

RESPONDENT PROFILE ...........................................................................2

FINDINGS .......................... 3

Nebraska Tax Issues ...................................................................................3

Federal Government Deficit Reduction .....................................................5

Federal Taxation Options...................................................................................5

Federal Program Reduction Alternatives ................................................................6

CONCLUSIONS...................................................................................................8


A Working Paper*: Quality Of Life Of Rural Nebraskans: How Are They Doing And What Is In The Future?, John C. Allen, Sam Cordes, Amy C. Smith, Matt Spilker, Amber Hamilton Sep 2020

A Working Paper*: Quality Of Life Of Rural Nebraskans: How Are They Doing And What Is In The Future?, John C. Allen, Sam Cordes, Amy C. Smith, Matt Spilker, Amber Hamilton

Publications of the Rural Futures Institute

TABLE OF CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY.............................................................................. i

INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................... 1

METHODOLOGY AND RESPONDENT PROFILE....................................... 2

FINDINGS ................................................................................................ 4

Global Well-Being (Figure 1)............................... 4

Change in the Modern World (Figure 2)...............................6

Personal Well-Being............................... 6

Availability of Services and Amenities (Figure 3)............................ 8

Dissatisfaction with Services and Amenities (Figure 4)........................... 9

Dissatisfaction with Services/Amenities by Region (Figure 5)...................... 10

Dissatisfaction with Services/Amenities by Community Size (Figure 6)............ 12

Dissatisfaction with Services/Amenities by Income Level (Figure 7)............... 13

CONCLUSIONS ................................................................ 14


A Working Paper*: Nebraskan Work Patterns And Available Benefits, John C. Allen, Sam Cordes, Amy M. Smith, Matt Spilker, Amber Hamilton Sep 2020

A Working Paper*: Nebraskan Work Patterns And Available Benefits, John C. Allen, Sam Cordes, Amy M. Smith, Matt Spilker, Amber Hamilton

Publications of the Rural Futures Institute

TABLE OF CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ................................................................................ i

INTRODUCTION ..........................................................................................1

METHODOLOGY...............................................................1

RESPONDENT PROFILE ..............................................................................2

FINDINGS ..............................................................................................3

Nebraskans and Work............................................................................3

Rural Nebraskans and Benefits....................................................................5


Resilience In Nonmetropolitan Nebraska: Capacity To Overcome Disasters And Hardships. 2020 Nebraska Rural Poll Results, Rebecca Vogt, Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel, Brad Lubben, L.J. Mcelravy, Timothy Meyer, Steve Schulz, Jason L. Weigle Aug 2020

Resilience In Nonmetropolitan Nebraska: Capacity To Overcome Disasters And Hardships. 2020 Nebraska Rural Poll Results, Rebecca Vogt, Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel, Brad Lubben, L.J. Mcelravy, Timothy Meyer, Steve Schulz, Jason L. Weigle

Publications of the Rural Futures Institute

The definition of resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. Synonyms include toughness, perseverance and grit. Last spring’s severe weather events and this year’s ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are likely testing the resilience of rural Nebraskans. Given that, how do rural Nebraskans rate their communities on dimensions that measure their resiliency? How confident are they that the federal government or local emergency management authorities can contain infectious disease outbreaks? How do they rate their ability to help their community handle adversities? How prepared are rural Nebraskans to deal with financial emergencies? This paper provides a detailed analysis ...


Well-Being In Trans And Gender Diverse Individuals: An Investigation Of Chosen Family Support, Kendal Cassidy Jul 2020

Well-Being In Trans And Gender Diverse Individuals: An Investigation Of Chosen Family Support, Kendal Cassidy

Public Access Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research from the College of Education and Human Sciences

Trans and gender diverse (TGD) individuals experience unique minority stressors that increase their experiences of psychological distress, and prior research has suggested social support may have protective factors for these unique stressors (Başar et al., 2016; Bockting et al., 2013; Clements-Nolle et al., 2006; Hull & Ortyl, 2018; Pflum et al., 2015; Lombardi et al., 2002; Staples et al., 2018; Tebbe & Moradi, 2016); however, little is understood about chosen family for TGD populations, and how chosen family might relate to minority stressors and mental health. It is also understood that mental illness and well-being reside on separate continuum, but limited research has explored the experiences ...


Severe Weather In Nebraska: Impacts On Nonmetropolitan Nebraskans. 2020 Nebraska Rural Poll Results, Rebecca J. Vogt, Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel, Bradley Lubben, L. J. Mcelravy, Tim Meyer, Steve Schulz, Jason L. Weigle Jul 2020

Severe Weather In Nebraska: Impacts On Nonmetropolitan Nebraskans. 2020 Nebraska Rural Poll Results, Rebecca J. Vogt, Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel, Bradley Lubben, L. J. Mcelravy, Tim Meyer, Steve Schulz, Jason L. Weigle

Publications of the Rural Futures Institute

In March 2019, a bomb cyclone produced a historic blizzard as well as flooding that impacted many counties in Nebraska. Given that, did rural Nebraskans experience extreme weather events or natural disasters in 2019? To what extent were they harmed by these weather events? What personal impacts did they experience? How concerned are they about weather events? This paper provides a detailed analysis of these questions. This report details 1,979 responses to the 2020 Nebraska Rural Poll, the 25th annual effort to understand rural Nebraskans’ perceptions. Respondents were asked a series of questions about weather events. Comparisons are made ...


Engagement And Computational Thinking Through Creative Coding, Dana Hoppe Apr 2020

Engagement And Computational Thinking Through Creative Coding, Dana Hoppe

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Rising enrollments in Computer Science pose an opportunity to engage students from diverse backgrounds and interests; and a challenge to deliver on positive learning outcomes. While student engagement is the driving factor for increased learning performance and retention, it has been declining to new lows for Computer Science students in recent years. In order to further explore the potential of contextualized computing as a tool for increasing engagement in computing and developing Computational Thinking aptitude in students, we have developed an introductory computing course contextualized with Art and Design with modules centered around guiding pedagogical principles and aimed at middle ...


French Club, Brett Foster, Madisen Bell Apr 2020

French Club, Brett Foster, Madisen Bell

Honors Expanded Learning Clubs

Afterschool club that introduces French Language and Culture to young elementary students. Through hands-on activities and discussions, students will learn the basics of French Language and complete a French Journal full of everything they learned that semester to take home.


"The Wonderful World Of Dr. Seuss Club", Meagan Heimbrecht, Charlie Croteau, Kylee Sodomka Apr 2020

"The Wonderful World Of Dr. Seuss Club", Meagan Heimbrecht, Charlie Croteau, Kylee Sodomka

Honors Expanded Learning Clubs

Exploring the world through Dr. Seuss! A club geared for young elementary schoolers in hopes of promoting reading and curiosity! From Oobleck to puppets to writing their own book, this club is simple yet takes a student on a new adventure every week!


Basics Of Stepping Club, Hana Pham, Yara Madit Apr 2020

Basics Of Stepping Club, Hana Pham, Yara Madit

Honors Expanded Learning Clubs

Originating in West Africa in the 1500s, step has since evolved into a form of dancing that places emphasis on rhythmic movements and high energy. It is commonly used amongst greek organizations and within schools. This club introduces stepping to older children through activities such as stamina, focus, teamwork, and problem solving.


Stories That Shape Us, Lauren Dubas Apr 2020

Stories That Shape Us, Lauren Dubas

Honors Expanded Learning Clubs

This club is a Mythology Club that explores popular greek myths through fun and interactive activities. These actives are designed with 4th and 5th graders in mind, and are meant to provide an interesting way to interact with the mythology material presented during each lesson. The lessons do not build off of one another, and can be used in any order and still retain understanding of that myth.


Small But Mighty: How A Team Of Four Administers A Robust Library Publishing Program, Sue Ann Gardner, Paul Royster Mar 2020

Small But Mighty: How A Team Of Four Administers A Robust Library Publishing Program, Sue Ann Gardner, Paul Royster

Library Conference Presentations and Speeches

A team of four people administers the UNL institutional repository (https://digitalcommons.unl.edu), which is one of the largest (109,000-plus full text items) and most-accessed (over 62,000,000 downloads) in the United States. The team also administers a robust library publishing program with over 80 scholarly monographs and 12 peer-reviewed journals. A recent focus of the program has been open educational resources, partnering with scholars to identify or create free online learning objects.

This talk will include details about how such a small team accomplishes so much. Staffing, task assignment, workflow, author relations, reader relations, education, administration ...


Newspaper Readership Pattern Among Nigerian University Students: Perspectives From Mass Communication Students, Oberiri Destiny Apuke, Bahiyah Omar Mar 2020

Newspaper Readership Pattern Among Nigerian University Students: Perspectives From Mass Communication Students, Oberiri Destiny Apuke, Bahiyah Omar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Reading newspaper informs readers’ as well as enhance the readers’ literacy skills. Therefore, the newspaper serves as a tool for learning, especially among communication students. However, newspaper readership among students in Nigeria has been an issue of concern. This study investigated newspaper readership among Mass Communication students in the Taraba State University, Jalingo. The research design adopted was a descriptive survey, population frame was 630 Mass Communication Students of Taraba State University, Jalingo registered in 2018/2019 session while the sample size was 242 selected via a stratified random method. It was discovered that there is low newspaper readership among ...


Literacy Library And The Functional Literacy Skills Of The 21st Century Adult Learners, Sunday Olawale Olaniran Jan 2020

Literacy Library And The Functional Literacy Skills Of The 21st Century Adult Learners, Sunday Olawale Olaniran

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Literacy and library are like Siamese twins that cannot be separated. Society draw literacy skills from the libraries the same way an individual draws from his memory to meet his immediate information needs. Examined in this paper is the relevance of literacy library to the functional literacy need of the 21st Century adult learners. Literacy library is conceptualised as a special library provision targeted at adult members of the society who have enrolled or willing to enrol in a learning programme. Key features of Literacy library are outlined, followed by brief description of specific materials relevant to the 21 ...


Ecological Art Exhibition As Transformative Pedagogy, Stacey Skold Jan 2020

Ecological Art Exhibition As Transformative Pedagogy, Stacey Skold

Public Access Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research from the College of Education and Human Sciences

Environmental degradation is considered one of the biggest issues facing humankind. The problem is deep and global with fast fashion playing a significant, yet underrealized role. Scholars have established that developing the sustainable behaviors necessary to mitigate the effects of environmental degradation is a complex process, that knowledge of environmental degradation alone is insufficient to develop sustainable behaviors, and that both attitudinal and behavioral transformations are necessary for global environmental action and stewardship. As a result, researchers have called for new approaches to environmental education to promote transformative learning.

Art experiences can function as a powerful tool in learning and ...


Global Technology Economic Analysis Paradigm, Iwasan D. Kejawa Ed.D Jan 2020

Global Technology Economic Analysis Paradigm, Iwasan D. Kejawa Ed.D

CSE Journal Articles

Abstract

Is true that it is not only the consumers that make the economy prospers? Business and government also play a role in the economy of a country and corporation. “The GLOBAL technology economy is driven perhaps by the example of a consumer-based society and capital driven citizenry," according to the article in the investor guide of 2013. The role of the government is very important in businesses, organizations and consumers alike depending on the decisions made by the government officials spending of the government. Research have indicated that dependencies of government, organizations, businesses and consumers are intertwine or intermediary ...


Exploring The Nebraska Rural Poll, 2020, Rebecca Vogt, Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel, Bradley Lubben, L.J. Mcelravy, Tim Meyer, Steve Schulz, Jason L. Weigle Jan 2020

Exploring The Nebraska Rural Poll, 2020, Rebecca Vogt, Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel, Bradley Lubben, L.J. Mcelravy, Tim Meyer, Steve Schulz, Jason L. Weigle

Publications of the Rural Futures Institute

The Nebraska Rural Poll was initiated in 1996. Over the past 24 years, input has been gathered from over 64,000 nonmetropolitan Nebraskans. 102 separate reports have been produced covering 31 unique topics

Trend Analysis

Subgroup Comparisons

Some questions have been repeated at various intervals of time


Rearing The Collective: The Evolution Of Social Values And Practices In Soviet Schools, 1953 – 1968, Svetlana Rasmussen Nov 2019

Rearing The Collective: The Evolution Of Social Values And Practices In Soviet Schools, 1953 – 1968, Svetlana Rasmussen

Dissertations, Theses, & Student Research, Department of History

This study examines the functioning of the Soviet school system and how the generation of Soviet children born from 1945 to 1952 internalized Soviet ideology in the school setting. The study argues that the knowledge, skill sets, and social networks Soviet schools provided the postwar generation were forged in the school collectives in the complex negotiation of suretyship relationships. Ideological and administrative agendas of the regional, city and district departments of education forced teachers and students to establish and maintain the relationships of poruka or mutual responsibility for the obligation imposed from above.

The study focuses on the administrative, teaching ...


Chinese Culture Club, Ashley Thyes Oct 2019

Chinese Culture Club, Ashley Thyes

Honors Expanded Learning Clubs

Afterschool club that teaches students about Chinese culture and teaches them how to speak and white various words and phrases.


Art And The Environment, Ellen Dexter, Lydia Dexter Oct 2019

Art And The Environment, Ellen Dexter, Lydia Dexter

Honors Expanded Learning Clubs

After school club that teaches the importance of sustainable practices and conversation activities through art projects and imagination.


Dungeons And Drafting, Talitha Greaver, Paige Doland Oct 2019

Dungeons And Drafting, Talitha Greaver, Paige Doland

Honors Expanded Learning Clubs

No abstract provided.


Perceptions Of Higher Education In Nonmetropolitan Nebraska: Research Report 19‐4, Rebecca Vogt, Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel, Randolph L. Cantrell, Bradley Lubben, L. J. Mcelravy, Tim L. Meyer, Jason L. Weigle Oct 2019

Perceptions Of Higher Education In Nonmetropolitan Nebraska: Research Report 19‐4, Rebecca Vogt, Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel, Randolph L. Cantrell, Bradley Lubben, L. J. Mcelravy, Tim L. Meyer, Jason L. Weigle

Publications of the Rural Futures Institute

Some recent national polls have shown a decline in confidence in higher education. The cited reasons for this decline are concerns about affordability, access and the political culture on campuses. Given these national trends, how do rural Nebraskans view the impacts of their education? Do they view higher education as important for individuals and the economy? Have these views changed over the past four years? What types of higher education institutions have their households attended? This paper provides a detailed analysis of these questions. This report details 1,776 responses to the 2019 Nebraska Rural Poll, the 24th annual effort ...


Trends In Well-Being In Nonmetropolitan Nebraska: Nebraska Rural Poll Research Report 19-3, Rebecca Vogt, Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel, Randolph Cantrell, Bradley Lubben, University Of Nebraska-Lincoln, Tim L. Meyer, Jason L. Weigle Sep 2019

Trends In Well-Being In Nonmetropolitan Nebraska: Nebraska Rural Poll Research Report 19-3, Rebecca Vogt, Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel, Randolph Cantrell, Bradley Lubben, University Of Nebraska-Lincoln, Tim L. Meyer, Jason L. Weigle

Publications of the Rural Futures Institute

Nebraska’s economy remained strong in the beginning of 2019. However, the continued weakness of the agriculture sector had the possibility of hampering the state’s economic growth. In addition, the March flooding had the potential for negative economic effects. Given these challenges, how do rural Nebraskans feel about their community? Are they satisfied with the services provided by their community? How do rural Nebraskans believe they are doing and how do they view their future? How satisfied are they with various items that influence their well-being? Have these views changed over the past 24 years? This paper provides a ...


Combined Correlational Effects Of Motivation, Emotional Intelligence And Human Capital Development On Job Satisfaction Of Librarians In Nigerian Public University Libraries, Japheth Abdulazeez Yaya Dr, Uloma Doris Onuoha Dr Aug 2019

Combined Correlational Effects Of Motivation, Emotional Intelligence And Human Capital Development On Job Satisfaction Of Librarians In Nigerian Public University Libraries, Japheth Abdulazeez Yaya Dr, Uloma Doris Onuoha Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated the combined correlational effects of motivation, emotional intelligence and human capital development on the job satisfaction of librarians in Nigerian public universities. A correlational survey research design was adopted. The study population consisted of 1,254 librarians in public university libraries in Nigeria, from which 923 were selected using simple random sampling. The research instrument used was a self-developed questionnaire. A response rate of 67.2% was achieved. Data were analysed using descriptive (percentage, mean, average mean and standard deviation) and inferential (ANOVA) statistics. The study revealed significant relationship among the combined contributions of motivation, emotional intelligence ...


Perceptions Of Immigration Among Nonmetropolitan Nebraskans: Nebraska Rural Poll Research Report 19-2, Rebecca Vogt, Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel, Randolph Cantrell, Bradley Lubben, L. J. Mcelravy, Tim L. Meyer, Jason L. Weigle Aug 2019

Perceptions Of Immigration Among Nonmetropolitan Nebraskans: Nebraska Rural Poll Research Report 19-2, Rebecca Vogt, Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel, Randolph Cantrell, Bradley Lubben, L. J. Mcelravy, Tim L. Meyer, Jason L. Weigle

Publications of the Rural Futures Institute

The percent of Nebraska’s population that is foreign born has steadily increased during the past decade. In fact, its growth in foreign born population since 2010 ranks in the top 10 among all states. Given these changes, are rural Nebraskans aware of recent immigrants in their community? How do they perceive immigrants and their impacts on rural Nebraska? How do they view various immigration policies? This paper provides a detailed analysis of these questions. This report details 1,776 responses to the 2019 Nebraska Rural Poll, the 24th annual effort to understand rural Nebraskans’ perceptions. Respondents were asked a ...


Community Involvement And Leadership In Nonmetropolitan Nebraska: Rural Poll Research Report 19-1, Rebecca Vogt, Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel, Randolph Cantrell, Bradley Lubben, L. J. Mcelravy, Tim Meyer, Jason L. Weigle Jul 2019

Community Involvement And Leadership In Nonmetropolitan Nebraska: Rural Poll Research Report 19-1, Rebecca Vogt, Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel, Randolph Cantrell, Bradley Lubben, L. J. Mcelravy, Tim Meyer, Jason L. Weigle

Publications of the Rural Futures Institute

Community leadership and involvement are important parts of community development. Rural communities rely on volunteers for many community development activities as well as local leadership positions. In smaller communities in particular, community members often take on multiple roles. Given these challenges, how involved are rural Nebraskans in community and political activities? How do they feel about the leadership in their community? How often do they have social interactions with others during a typical month? This paper provides a detailed analysis of these questions. This report details 1,776 responses to the 2019 Nebraska Rural Poll, the 24th annual effort to ...


Drumline Club, Jared Syed Noetzel, Paul Umshler Jun 2019

Drumline Club, Jared Syed Noetzel, Paul Umshler

Honors Expanded Learning Clubs

After-school club that teaches students the basics of music and drumming as a whole as well as learning the bucket-drumming piece entitled "Yuck!"


An Act Of God:Let There Be Light, Jaime Mancuso May 2019

An Act Of God:Let There Be Light, Jaime Mancuso

Student Research and Creative Activity in Theatre and Film

This thesis describes the research and production processes of the lighting design for the play An Act of God by David Javerbaum performed in the Johnny Carson Theater at the Lied Center for Performing Arts from September 28th through October 14th 2018. The play was directed by guest artist Michael Mendelson with scenic design by Jill Hibbard, costume design by Haley Williams, lighting design by Jaime Mancuso, sound design by Emily Callahan, projection design by Greyson McCown technical direction by Daniel d’Egnuff, and master electrician Adam Sikorski.

This thesis documents the lighting design process for An Act ...


Creative He(Arts) Club, Lizbeth D. Chavez, Karen Martinez Apr 2019

Creative He(Arts) Club, Lizbeth D. Chavez, Karen Martinez

Honors Expanded Learning Clubs

The goal of the club is for students to explore different areas in the visual arts–including drawing, painting, printmaking, and pottery– and gain knowledge about a variety of materials and skills. By the end of club, students will have expanded their knowledge in art history and have learned about the components, elements, and principles of art. At the same time, the projects planned will allow students to apply what they learn to their own creativity and ideas.