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Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar Dec 2012

Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar

WKU Archives Records

Commencement program listing graduates.


Meeting Minutes, Wku University Senate Dec 2012

Meeting Minutes, Wku University Senate

Faculty Senate

Meeting regarding wellness program, student evaluation of faculty, Student Government Association, research faculty policy and Colonnade Plan.


December Agenda, Wku Graduate Council Dec 2012

December Agenda, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Meeting agenda.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council Dec 2012

Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Meeting minutes.


Graduate Faculty Committee, Wku Graduate Council Dec 2012

Graduate Faculty Committee, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Membership of Graduate Committee.


Smiths Grove College - Smiths Grove, Kentucky (Sc 2649), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Smiths Grove College - Smiths Grove, Kentucky (Sc 2649), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2649. Subscription lists, receipts and other financial records related to the operation of Smiths Grove College in Smiths Grove, Kentucky. Does include a debate outline demanding equal rights for women.


Cummings, F. G. (Sc 2648), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Cummings, F. G. (Sc 2648), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2648. Letter, 25 September 1851, of F. G. Cummings, Rochester, New York, to J. D. McGill, chairman of the board of trustees of Covington Theological Institute, Covington, Kentucky, inquiring about admission. He describes his background and his decision, made in Texas, to enter the ministry. He also inquires about teaching in the school’s preparatory department.


Beard, Thomas Houston, 1872-1956 (Sc 2650), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Beard, Thomas Houston, 1872-1956 (Sc 2650), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2650. Letter of Thomas H. Beard, Bowling Green, Kentucky, to his nephew William T. Beard, at school in Lexington,Virginia. He stresses the importance of education in the successful pursuit of a profession, and points to examples among some of his nephew’s contemporaries from Bowling Green.


Graduate Student Research Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council Dec 2012

Graduate Student Research Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Meeting minutes.


Ohlenmacher, Carl Frederick (Sc 67), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Ohlenmacher, Carl Frederick (Sc 67), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 67. A high school essay entitled “Memories of School Days” written by Carl Frederick Ohlenmacher, Scottsville, Kentucky.


Ua3/9 Fall 2012 End Of Semester Message, Wku President's Office, Gary Ransdell Dec 2012

Ua3/9 Fall 2012 End Of Semester Message, Wku President's Office, Gary Ransdell

WKU Archives Records

Memo from President Gary Ransdell to the faculty and staff thanking the faculty and staff for a successful semester, graduation and season's greetings.


Ua12/2/1 The Stressbusters, Wku Student Affairs Dec 2012

Ua12/2/1 The Stressbusters, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Special finals week edition of the College Heights Herald.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Council Of Academic Deans Dec 2012

Meeting Minutes, Wku Council Of Academic Deans

Council of Academic Deans

Meeting regarding prior learning assessment, summer school, vacation, memoranda of agreement, Kentucky Campus Compact, student identity, student productions, teaching assistants, credit hours, administrator selection, study abroad, tenure and promotion.


Stansbury, Edgar Bryant, 1906-2009 (Mss 438), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Stansbury, Edgar Bryant, 1906-2009 (Mss 438), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 438. World War II diary kept by Edgar Bryant Stansbury, 1942, as well as articles by Stansbury, his thesis about industrial arts in Kentucky high schools, a scrapbook about his sports participation at Western Kentucky University, and several other items related to his experiences in World War II.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 88, No. 26, Wku Student Affairs Dec 2012

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 88, No. 26, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


Ua35 Associate Provost Announcment, Wku Provost, Gordon Emslie Dec 2012

Ua35 Associate Provost Announcment, Wku Provost, Gordon Emslie

WKU Archives Records

Memo from Provost Gordon Emslie to the faculty regarding the selection of Carl Fox as Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council Dec 2012

Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council

Staff Council

Minutes of meeting December 5, 2012.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 88, No. 25, Wku Student Affairs Dec 2012

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 88, No. 25, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


Hall's Chapel School District - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 64), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Hall's Chapel School District - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 64), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below)for Manuscripts Small Collection 64. A subscribers' list giving amount of money pledged to pay to John W. Sharrer to teach a three-months school at Hall's Chapel, Warren County, Kentucky.


Ua58/5 Monthly Newsletter, Wku Graduate School, Jim Berger Dec 2012

Ua58/5 Monthly Newsletter, Wku Graduate School, Jim Berger

WKU Archives Records

Electronic newsletter created by the WKU Graduate School. This issue highlights new hires, graduation, application information and graduate student accomplishments.


Reading Comprehension Poster, Kelsey Beach, Elizabeth Bean, Hannah Christian Dec 2012

Reading Comprehension Poster, Kelsey Beach, Elizabeth Bean, Hannah Christian

Applied Behavior Analysis (SPED 432) and Intervention Strategies for Literacy (SPED 431)

This poster presents research based information about reading comprehension. The goal of this research was to provide basic information about reading comprehension, how to use reading comprehension and how to assess a student’s progress. Peer-reviewed journal articles and other resources were used to obtain information used on the poster. Throughout the readings, statistics indicate that adults who live in poverty struggle with reading. Direct instruction (i.e. explicit teaching), modeling (i.e. demonstrating the task), and a think-aloud (i.e. verbally thinking through the reading process) were suggested to be useful strategies to implement in the classroom to improve ...


Token Economy, Hendrix Brakefield, Maranda Feldman, Chelsie Stevens Dec 2012

Token Economy, Hendrix Brakefield, Maranda Feldman, Chelsie Stevens

Applied Behavior Analysis (SPED 432) and Intervention Strategies for Literacy (SPED 431)

The purpose of this poster was to inform other educators of the benefits of using a token economy system in their classroom. The research conducted for this poster confirmed that using a token economy system is effective and beneficial to both younger students and older students. Token economy is well known in general education but is practiced as a component of a management system in both general and special education classrooms.


Video Self-Modeling To Improve Reading Fluency, Scotlynd Campbell, Mackenzie Cable, Tyler Debernardi Dec 2012

Video Self-Modeling To Improve Reading Fluency, Scotlynd Campbell, Mackenzie Cable, Tyler Debernardi

Applied Behavior Analysis (SPED 432) and Intervention Strategies for Literacy (SPED 431)

In this poster the following question was explored: “Does video self-modeling (VSM) improve reading fluency?” The authors located sources which demonstrated video self-modeling seemed effective across a variety of academic areas and adaptive behavior skills. When VSM was employed with tutoring, the reading fluency of four, 1st grade students seemed to increase. The study showed that VSM increases fluency because when the researchers implemented reading tutoring without VSM. Tutoring was not as effective as when implemented along with VSM. In conclusion, this strategy can be implemented in reading classrooms, applied behaviors and academic skills.


Using Prompts To Initiate Behavior, Jenna L. Clark, Megan R. Lechner, Kelsea Simmons Dec 2012

Using Prompts To Initiate Behavior, Jenna L. Clark, Megan R. Lechner, Kelsea Simmons

Applied Behavior Analysis (SPED 432) and Intervention Strategies for Literacy (SPED 431)

Using prompts to initiate behavior seems to be effective when employed as a component of a classroom behavior management system. Prompts can remind or guide an individual to perform a desired behavior. In the research, there are 7 different types of prompts, as well as 6 rules to follow when administering prompts. The seven different types of prompts are: 1) verbal, 2) written, 3) material, 4) imitative, 5) physical, 6) pictorial, and 7) gestural. The six rules are: 1) timing is everything, 2) select a location that facilitates good timing, 3) prompts should be specific, 4) the prompt should guide ...


Behavioral Contract, Chesley Craine, Amy Lieber Dec 2012

Behavioral Contract, Chesley Craine, Amy Lieber

Applied Behavior Analysis (SPED 432) and Intervention Strategies for Literacy (SPED 431)

The purpose of this poster is to answer the questions: a) How can behavior contracts be utilized in the classroom; and b) How effective are behavioral contracts in a classroom behavior management system? The related research includes an article that demonstrated the effectiveness of using behavioral contracts with middle school students who were labeled with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD). When behavior contracts were in place the inappropriate behavior within the classroom decreased. Behavior contracts seem to be effective for behavior modification of middle school students. It is recommended that behavior contracts be considered for use in classrooms or individual ...


Phonemic Awareness: Do You Hear What I Hear?, Jennifer Timberlake, Brittany Mahler, Alexander Michael Miller Dec 2012

Phonemic Awareness: Do You Hear What I Hear?, Jennifer Timberlake, Brittany Mahler, Alexander Michael Miller

Applied Behavior Analysis (SPED 432) and Intervention Strategies for Literacy (SPED 431)

This poster, created by undergraduate students, was designed to illustrate the importance of employing research based strategies when providing phonemic awareness instruction. This research explored why phonemic awareness is important for beginning readers or students who are at risk and the resources that support instruction. The authors reviewed research based articles, textbooks, and websites in order to obtain strategies, and activities proven to be beneficial in the classroom. The research suggested that phonemic awareness skills are essential for word decoding, word identification, and reading fluency. Additionally, the research indicates that the use of small groups, technology, and interactive activities enhance ...


How Overcorrection Improves Behavior, Annie Katzman, Susan Carder, Molly Mcnamara Dec 2012

How Overcorrection Improves Behavior, Annie Katzman, Susan Carder, Molly Mcnamara

Applied Behavior Analysis (SPED 432) and Intervention Strategies for Literacy (SPED 431)

This poster introduces the practice of overcorrection. Overcorrection is a discipline strategy that can be used inside and outside of the classroom. It is used to decrease inappropriate behavior (e.g., running down the hallway, hitting another student, or destroying school property). There are different types of overcorrection that appear to be effective, such as positive practice, neutral practice, and restitutional practice. These have been implemented with positive results in the reduction of inappropriate behavior. Overall, overcorrection is a research based strategy, but care must be taken when a student is causing harm to himself or others.


Spelling In The Classroom, Sue Ellen Yeiser, Allen Ehredt, Margaret Haydon Dec 2012

Spelling In The Classroom, Sue Ellen Yeiser, Allen Ehredt, Margaret Haydon

Applied Behavior Analysis (SPED 432) and Intervention Strategies for Literacy (SPED 431)

This poster introduces research based information for teaching spelling in the classroom. The focus of the poster further explains “Why is spelling important?” and “How spelling can be effectively implemented into the classroom?” Research was conducted by examining multiple media sources such as textbooks, journal articles, and online databases using the keywords: spelling, strategies, and interventions. The reviewed research showed that spelling correlates with reading, writing, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. Research-based strategies that are effective in the primary classroom include weekly spelling stories, spelling magnet boards, and various spelling games. Incorporating fun word games into a daily or weekly routine ...


Phonics Instruction, Katelyn C. Pace, Rebekah Pribula, Shea Thrash Dec 2012

Phonics Instruction, Katelyn C. Pace, Rebekah Pribula, Shea Thrash

Applied Behavior Analysis (SPED 432) and Intervention Strategies for Literacy (SPED 431)

One of the main research questions answered through this poster presentation is as follows: Is it possible to teach phonics in non-phonemic language? Can we in fact teach students to read phonetically when everyday language does not always follow the rules of phonics. Phonics instruction is essential for beginning readers both with and without disabilities. Phonics instruction has evolved over time from traditional approaches to ever advancing and engaging interactive methods, most recentlyvia interactive tablets. Tablets support the delivery of instruction to students in the area of phonics. Overall, research conducted for this poster presentation highlighted effective strategies and key ...


Vocabulary Strategies And Implementation, Stacie Bratcher, Brandon Croghan, Katelyn Bradshaw Dec 2012

Vocabulary Strategies And Implementation, Stacie Bratcher, Brandon Croghan, Katelyn Bradshaw

Applied Behavior Analysis (SPED 432) and Intervention Strategies for Literacy (SPED 431)

Vocabulary is a critical factor in the development of individuals’ ability to convey information. Information on this poster answers the question of ways to effectively implement implicit and explicit research-based teaching strategies. Researchers conducted an online probe consulting several articles discussing explicit strategies: keyword method, word walls, root analysis, and implicit strategies: cloze procedure, context clues and incidental word acquisition. The authors of this poster analyzed the information and divided the larger topic of vocabulary into subtopics. Through the use of these subtopics, teachers in all content and grade levels can implement vocabulary instruction. In conclusion, researchers found that teachers ...