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Many Faiths, One Beginning: Universality In Norse, Maya, Greek And Celtic Faiths Apr 2018

Many Faiths, One Beginning: Universality In Norse, Maya, Greek And Celtic Faiths

Symposium of Student Scholars

Numerous religious faiths have pervaded the world for much of known human history, but these belief systems often have significant variation in their core tenets, especially with those that have no contact. Religions which are in close proximity to one another tend to have some degree of syncretism, such as having comparable deities, due to having some transmission of their cultures. One group of similar base beliefs is the Indo-Europeans, with its members having been studied for parallels before. To contend with these previous studies, this project will look at the beliefs of the Norse, Greek, and Celtic cultures, all ...


Graduate Outreach Services: Perspectives From Two University Library Programs, Corinne Bishop Edd, Nashieli Marcano Phd Mar 2018

Graduate Outreach Services: Perspectives From Two University Library Programs, Corinne Bishop Edd, Nashieli Marcano Phd

Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students

This session highlights graduate outreach services at the University of Central Florida and Clemson University libraries and compares institutional program approaches, outreach strategies, and the research needs of student populations in the Social Sciences and Engineering.

The presenters coordinate graduate outreach services at their institutions, and the first part of the presentation will include a discussion of each institution’s service model and each librarian’s role. Details about collaborations with campus partners and networking, f2f workshops and use of online platforms (Canvas LMS) to promote services, recruiting outreach advocates, and marketing programs will also be discussed.

The second part ...


Data Management And The Ir: A Collaborative Approach, Josh Cromwell Jun 2016

Data Management And The Ir: A Collaborative Approach, Josh Cromwell

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2016

As researchers seek to find ways to manage and openly share their data in compliance with grant requirements, many libraries have developed new services to support these researchers. In this session, we will discuss some of the different strategies that libraries are using to support data management, as well as the role that the IR may (or may not) play in these programs. While there is certainly not a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to library-led data initiatives, this conversation will allow participants to share ideas and workflows that will hopefully provide all attendees with new concepts to apply either ...


I'M An Archivist Not A Digital Mastermind!: Tips And Tools For Archival Digitization, Michele Gibney, Gena Meroth Jun 2016

I'M An Archivist Not A Digital Mastermind!: Tips And Tools For Archival Digitization, Michele Gibney, Gena Meroth

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2016

Archives are no longer closed departments, hoarding their treasures from the world. Archival staff have had to adapt and take advantage of new technologies to disseminate collections to broader audiences. We will showcase four digitized archival collections from Nova Southeastern University’s Archives:

  1. A chronology using the third party app, TimelineJS
  2. An Archives/graduate student collaboration of “Looking Into The Past” photos using geolocational information on Google Maps
  3. A donated collection of underwater slide photography with digitization and taxonomic identification efforts by staff at the NSU Oceanographic Center Library
  4. An Oral Histories project using Kaltura Video Platform

Potential learning outcomes ...


Four Years Of Digital Initiatives: Defining Success Among Undergraduates, Anne A. Salter Jun 2016

Four Years Of Digital Initiatives: Defining Success Among Undergraduates, Anne A. Salter

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2016

A Journal of Undergraduate Research is an important and significant means of supporting student initiatives. From art work to honors thesis the range of possibilities are endless. What motivates students to submit their work; what defines success to a student who seeks publication. These themes will be discussed as well as examples of student success in publishing and examples of how being published helped them achieve graduate school initiatives.


Preparing Your Digital Commons Metadata To Be Harvested Into The Oai: A Best Practice, Marielle Veve Jun 2016

Preparing Your Digital Commons Metadata To Be Harvested Into The Oai: A Best Practice, Marielle Veve

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2016

The following presentation offer best practices and guidelines on how to prepare your Digital Commons’ descriptive metadata to be harvested and displayed into the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH).

Attendants will learn how to: 1) customize a metadata upload form in Digital Commons to display specific metadata fields, 2) choose the most appropriate schema to display metadata for particular collections, and 3) map the metadata to the appropriate BePress proprietary schema elements that can display correctly into the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) for harvesting purposes.


Measuring The Impact Of The Repository And Sharing That Information With Shareholders, Aaron Doran Jun 2016

Measuring The Impact Of The Repository And Sharing That Information With Shareholders, Aaron Doran

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2016

Measuring the Impact of the Repository and Sharing that Information with Stakeholders


Ceramic Analysis And Radiocarbon Dating, Savana Deems Apr 2016

Ceramic Analysis And Radiocarbon Dating, Savana Deems

Symposium of Student Scholars

Ceramic Analysis and Radiocarbon Dating

Savana Deems

Student Scholar Symposium Spring 2016

Radiocarbon dating is not always a fool proof method of dating an archaeological site. There are many factors that can skew the data, such as back fill for a cultural feature coming from an area where a forest fire occurred thousands of years before, or at the very least, this data may not give the entire narrative of the occupation of a site. Sometimes a project may not be able to afford the hundreds of dollars required per sample to analyze charcoal remains. Ceramics however, are free to ...


Sowing Seeds Of Opportunity: The Convergence Of Agriculture And Acculturation For Refugees In Atlanta, Cameron Owens Dunlap Apr 2016

Sowing Seeds Of Opportunity: The Convergence Of Agriculture And Acculturation For Refugees In Atlanta, Cameron Owens Dunlap

Symposium of Student Scholars

In 2015, there were 60 million people displaced by conflict and persecution. With refugees and asylees arriving en masse in foreign receiving countries, it is critical that host nations utilize methods of resettlement and integration that are both beneficial and sensitive to the needs of these vulnerable populations. This study documents an innovative win-win approach to community integration that benefits both hosts and refugees alike. Qualitative data was collected through more than 10 sessions of participant observation on community farms and more than 7 semi-structured interviews with program management and refugees to answer the question, what opportunities for these refugee ...


Uncovering The Changing Needs Of Older Adults: An Exploratory Qualitative Research Study, Gayle Kruger, Henriette N'Kodia, Rosa King, Brandon Mccollum Apr 2016

Uncovering The Changing Needs Of Older Adults: An Exploratory Qualitative Research Study, Gayle Kruger, Henriette N'Kodia, Rosa King, Brandon Mccollum

Symposium of Student Scholars

Atlanta, like the rest of the U.S., is experiencing a dramatic increase in its older adult population; by 2030, one in five residents will be over the age of 60. Recognized as a leading county-based senior service agency in metropolitan Atlanta, Cobb County Senior Services provides an array of aging services including multipurpose centers, volunteer and advocacy opportunities, resource development, and innovative partnerships. Due to the many challenges presented by the growth of the older adult population, Cobb County Senior Services is currently embarking on the development of a strategic plan to best meet the changing needs of older ...


The Motivational Effects Of Goal Orientation, Self-Efficacy, And Perceived Choice, Charles N. Elliott Apr 2016

The Motivational Effects Of Goal Orientation, Self-Efficacy, And Perceived Choice, Charles N. Elliott

Symposium of Student Scholars

The present research explores relationships between intrinsic motivation, choice, autonomy, and self-efficacy. Intrinsically motivated individuals have increases in perceived choice, as well as self-efficacy while completing tasks autonomously. New research suggests the type of goal an individual sets effects their motivation for completing a task and their self-efficacious behavior while performing it. The present research manipulates goal orientation with either an approach-mastery goal or with an approach-performance goal manipulation. We predicted that mastery goals would lead to increases in achievement motivation and perceived choice, because of self-efficacy. Feedback was manipulated using informative slightly positive versus very positive conditions (Ryan, 1982 ...


Workshops Toolkit: Tailoring Learning To Schedules And Needs, Zachary W. Elder Apr 2016

Workshops Toolkit: Tailoring Learning To Schedules And Needs, Zachary W. Elder

Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students

George Washington University Libraries were tasked with transforming support for graduate students while taking into account increasing numbers of online students, off-campus programs, and students working full-time. In addition, due to librarian turnover and other factors, we needed to accomplish our goal with a reduced workforce and without reducing services and instruction to our undergraduate population. Our solution focuses our graduate instruction on in-person workshops and digital objects (research guides and “How-Do-I?” videos), along with a “toolkit” with scripts, handouts, presentations, and outlines so that, while one librarian may be the expert (e.g. citation management), any librarian can have ...


Etds And The Landscape Of Open Access Publishing, Gail Mcmillan Apr 2016

Etds And The Landscape Of Open Access Publishing, Gail Mcmillan

Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students

Countering anecdotal evidence and calming fears about publicly accessible ETDs—electronic theses and dissertations, McMillan will present a variety of perspectives based on current data. She has led international surveys and gathered data from publishers and journal editors about their policies regarding ETDs. To these she will add data about ETD initiatives based on graduate school and university library activities.


Supporting Graduate Education: A Library-Wide Approach, Deborah Lee Apr 2016

Supporting Graduate Education: A Library-Wide Approach, Deborah Lee

Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students

The Mississippi State University Libraries serves a diverse graduate student population that includes over 140 graduate majors or concentrations and approximately 3600 students. The MSU Libraries has developed a comprehensive approach to meeting the research and professional development needs of graduate students. The panel will be led by Dr. Deborah Lee, Professor and Coordinator of Graduate Student Services at the MSU Libraries; other members of the panel will include representation from the Office of Thesis and Dissertation Review and the Associate Dean for Public Services.

The presentation will include a discussion of the development and use of specialized graduate student ...


Piloting Graduate Student Spaces And Services In Temporary Digs: Ut Libraries Scholars Commons, Jenifer O. Flaxbart Apr 2016

Piloting Graduate Student Spaces And Services In Temporary Digs: Ut Libraries Scholars Commons, Jenifer O. Flaxbart

Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students

The UT Libraries at The University of Texas at Austin has undertaken a series of phased projects in its main library, the Perry-Castaneda Library (PCL), since 2013. These projects have transformed spaces and services, introduced innovative technologies, and developed a forward-thinking culture that is redefining our relationship with the UT community and resulting in collaborations to prototype new means of research lifecycle support and academic success.

The latest project, designed with focus group input and survey responses from over 1,100 graduate students and faculty, and in consultation with the Graduate Student Assembly, the Office of Graduate Studies, and the ...


The Borg Revisited: Why Big Data Matters, David Evans Apr 2016

The Borg Revisited: Why Big Data Matters, David Evans

Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students

The Library System at Kennesaw State University has attempted to replicate the Library Cube initiated at the University of Wollongong (Cox and Jantti).The Library Cube is based on a multidimensional data warehouse that joins library usage data and student demographic data and students' GPA.


Unique Library Services For Graduate Students: Support Throughout The Graduate Lifecycle, Susan Smith, Erin M. O'Toole, Rebecca Barham Apr 2016

Unique Library Services For Graduate Students: Support Throughout The Graduate Lifecycle, Susan Smith, Erin M. O'Toole, Rebecca Barham

Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students

In response to changing needs of graduate students, the University of North Texas Libraries have created unique services, spaces, and instruction. The transformation began with the recent creation of the Library Research Support Services (LRSS) department, a department focused on serving graduate students. The department quickly identified needs that fell into two categories: everyday needs and academic lifecycle needs. Everyday needs of graduate students include quiet study and writing space, writing assistance, and research assistance. Academic lifecycle needs are different, as needs vary depending on where a student is in the cycle: new graduate student, graduate student completing coursework, graduate ...


Naked And Afraid: Or, Giving Graduate Students The Clothes And Confidence For Data-Analysis Success, Amanda J. Swygart-Hobaugh M.L.S., Ph.D. Apr 2016

Naked And Afraid: Or, Giving Graduate Students The Clothes And Confidence For Data-Analysis Success, Amanda J. Swygart-Hobaugh M.L.S., Ph.D.

Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students

Abstract:

While masters- and doctoral-level graduate students in the social sciences are likely to have past undergraduate experience in doing secondary research such as literature reviews, they often have minimal to no experience in collecting and/or analyzing data (be it quantitative or qualitative in nature), a requisite for their completing theses or dissertations. Likewise, they are likely to be crunched for time and money resources that prohibits ambitious collections of new data, and thus they need guidance in finding existing data and accessible research software/tools for their original analyses. This presentation will give an overview of the specialized ...


Transforming Services: A Year Of Investigating User-Centered Marketing Strategies And Information Literacy Programming For Graduate Students, Lisa M. Martin, Porcia N. Vaughn Apr 2016

Transforming Services: A Year Of Investigating User-Centered Marketing Strategies And Information Literacy Programming For Graduate Students, Lisa M. Martin, Porcia N. Vaughn

Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students

The University of Houston (UH) is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university that strives to serve more than 7,000 graduate and professional students. Graduate students have been historically underserved by the UH Libraries, however, in recent years the Libraries have made expanding services to graduate students a strategic initiative. UH Library administration has designated targeting specific user groups, including graduate students, with revitalized marketing and innovative programing a high priority.

Two project teams were established within the Liaison Services Department to investigate the role of liaison services in graduate education. Project Team 1 investigated best practices for marketing ...


Branching Out: Consolidating An Interlibrary Loan Department Across Multiple Campuses With Illiad, Ashley T. Hoffman, Rosemary Humphrey, Caralia Gallagher Oct 2015

Branching Out: Consolidating An Interlibrary Loan Department Across Multiple Campuses With Illiad, Ashley T. Hoffman, Rosemary Humphrey, Caralia Gallagher

Ashley T. Hoffman

Interlibrary Loan departments are no stranger to collaboration between campuses. Therefore, when the consolidation of the two institutions of Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University was announced, their respective interlibrary loan departments rose to the challenge with - if not enthusiasm - optimism and the willingness to try new ideas and strategies to merge the two units. This presentation will cover the alternatives considered, strategies chosen, and the implementation process undertaken to create a unified interlibrary loan department across two campuses and four libraries using Atlas' ILLiad software. We will cover not only policy decisions but workflow procedures and technical ...


Bone Deterioration Due To Domesticated Rodent Scavenging, Logan N. Howard Apr 2015

Bone Deterioration Due To Domesticated Rodent Scavenging, Logan N. Howard

Symposium of Student Scholars

This project examines the deterioration of bone caused by rat scavenging. Additionally, it will focus on what types of bones rats prefer when scavenging remains. The expected outcome is that the rodents will prefer the antler, with concentrated scavenging on the diaphysis due to the marrow withim the core.

The purpose for this project is to compare the markings left upon bones from rat gnawing. Knowing the effects of rat markings on remains are important when differentiating between traumatic damages and postmortem scavenging. Rat gnawing on human bones sometimes causes breakage associated with skeletal trauma, so distinguishing between the two ...


Just Text Me, Allyson Hight Apr 2015

Just Text Me, Allyson Hight

Symposium of Student Scholars

The changes that language, discourse, and media undergo on a daily basis directly affect how people relate and communicate. In my project, I researched how communication is changing and the ways that those changes affect how able and willing people are to connect with one another on a meaningful level. With recent changes in technology and discourse, people have smaller attention spans and less willingness to really get to know people. As many rely more and more on technology for information, they rely less and less on other people and “real” communication. People have smaller attention spans in most areas ...


Utilization Of Workplace Health Promotion (Whp) Programming To Improve Health Literacy, Lyric Hayden-Lanier Apr 2015

Utilization Of Workplace Health Promotion (Whp) Programming To Improve Health Literacy, Lyric Hayden-Lanier

Symposium of Student Scholars

Organization

The organization is a municipal workplace in metro Atlanta, GA with an authorized strength of 1,500 individuals in a variety of job descriptions.

Summary of the primary program

The organization’s WHP provides knowledge and skills that seek to improve outcomes on several levels: promotion, prevention, treatment, management, and diagnostic, all of which require a certain level of health literacy for acquisition, application, and adherence.

Explanation of the evaluation plan

Health literacy has been identified as a priority area by the Department of Health and Human Services, and the workplace offers an opportunity for improvement with program dissemination ...


The Revolution Of Fitness: A Contemporary Analysis Of How Technology And Personal Training Influences Consumer Behavior In Two Atlanta, Georgia Fitness Centers, Krista L. Cross Apr 2015

The Revolution Of Fitness: A Contemporary Analysis Of How Technology And Personal Training Influences Consumer Behavior In Two Atlanta, Georgia Fitness Centers, Krista L. Cross

Symposium of Student Scholars

The Revolution of Fitness: A Contemporary Analysis of How Technological and Personal Training Influences Consumer Behavior in Two Atlanta, Georgia Fitness Centers

Krista Cross (Kennesaw State University)

"Krista Cross"

Today, fitness gyms and private health clubs are globally recognized as multi-billion-dollar establishments. This study explores the development of the modern gym and fitness culture, particularly the emergence of fitness trends such as personal training and technology. This paper aims to understand how and why training in the gym has become so important for people. A comparative case study approach was used to consider personal training and technological influences, which are ...


Message Design Logics And Messaging In The Ebola Crisis, Gregory M. Bieger Apr 2015

Message Design Logics And Messaging In The Ebola Crisis, Gregory M. Bieger

Symposium of Student Scholars

O'Keefe's (1988) theory of message design logics explains why some messages are more

persuasive than others. The first, expressive design logic, is the most basic and focuses on

expressing individual thoughts and opinions (O’Keefe, 1988). This type of message design

merely states what the persuader wants. The second, conventional design logic, appeals to

typical reasons or emotional appeals that would be suitable for any audience. The third,

rhetorical message design logic, is the most complex and sophisticated message design focusing

on achieving an agreement between the sender and receiver in which the message provides

context. Unlike conventional ...


Georgia Latino & Immigrant-Serving Nonprofit Organizations: Identifying And Mapping Human Services, Karen Costa, Gabriela Mosso Apr 2015

Georgia Latino & Immigrant-Serving Nonprofit Organizations: Identifying And Mapping Human Services, Karen Costa, Gabriela Mosso

Symposium of Student Scholars

No abstract provided.


Diversity And Tolerance: Acceptance Of Non-Christian Religious Faiths On A University Campus, Michele Kumar Apr 2015

Diversity And Tolerance: Acceptance Of Non-Christian Religious Faiths On A University Campus, Michele Kumar

Symposium of Student Scholars

Michele Kumar - Email: mkumar1@students.kennesaw.edu

Diversity and Tolerance: Acceptance of Non-Christian Religious Faiths on a University Campus

The purpose of this research was to explore the diversity of non-Christian belifs on a university campus to better understand the acceptance and tolerance of these religious affiliations and belief systems. In doing humanistic, exploratory research using both deductive and inductive methods of participant observation and semi-structured interviewing, this study asked, how do the students of non-Christian faiths or belief systems at a southeastern comprehensive university feel about the level of acceptance and tolerance toward their beliefs on campus? Organizations such ...


Examination Of Blunt Force Skeletal Injuries As A Result Of Falls From Heights, Michele Kumar Apr 2015

Examination Of Blunt Force Skeletal Injuries As A Result Of Falls From Heights, Michele Kumar

Symposium of Student Scholars

Michele Kumar - Email: mkumar1@students.kennesaw.edu

Title: Examination of Blunt Force Skeletal Injuries as a Result of Falls from Heights

Damage to the skeleton can be extensive with falls from heights. Using measurements such as the height of the fall, the weight of the individual to calculate acceleration due to gravity, velocity of the launch speed, and the take-off distance in cases of homicide or suicide, certain occurrences can be predicted (Cross 2006:93). The position of the body, in conjunction with the surface and angle of impact can identify skeletal trauma in cases where the manner of death ...


How Does The Exploitation And Degradation Of Finite Natural Resources By Industrial Oil Producers Effect Our Future Planetary Environment?, Zachary J. King Mr. Apr 2015

How Does The Exploitation And Degradation Of Finite Natural Resources By Industrial Oil Producers Effect Our Future Planetary Environment?, Zachary J. King Mr.

Symposium of Student Scholars

Zachary King

Dr. Tu

26 March 2015

GEOG 3700

Abstract

The purpose of this presentation is to communicate content of the reports given by credible institution on the degradation and exploitation of finite natural resources by corporate institutions, for short term financial gain, and how it will effect the future planetary environment. Methods used in obtaining this research range from point source observation directly from oil spills in the Gulf or pipe leaks in the Mid-West, to analytical and numerical data quantifications gathered over a period of two decades. This presentation encompasses a wide scope of information concerning the way ...


Sustainability Perceptions In The Brewing Industry: Regional/Regional Craft, Microbreweries And Brewpubs, William B. Pierson Apr 2015

Sustainability Perceptions In The Brewing Industry: Regional/Regional Craft, Microbreweries And Brewpubs, William B. Pierson

Symposium of Student Scholars

The purpose of this study is to identify sustainability perceptions within the US brewing industry. In 2014, we disseminated an online survey to all regional/regional craft breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs as identified by the Brewer's Association, 2012 (http://www.brewersassociation.org/). We employed statistical analysis to determine if there was a significant difference among the three categories of breweries found in urban and urban clusters regarding their self-assessment of sustainability. Findings indicate that regional/regional craft breweries and microbreweries tend to score higher in their self-assessment when compared to brewpubs.