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Ua3/9/5 Pushing The Boundaries: Changing Roles & Expectations Of Institutions, Wku President's Office Dec 2004

Ua3/9/5 Pushing The Boundaries: Changing Roles & Expectations Of Institutions, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell regarding changes in higher education.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council Dec 2004

Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council

Staff Council

Minutes of the December 1, 2004 meeting.


Wheelchair Selection: Social Perspectives And Their Potential Impact On The Disabled, Lisa Boswell Dec 2004

Wheelchair Selection: Social Perspectives And Their Potential Impact On The Disabled, Lisa Boswell

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study was to examine the physical and social factors associated with wheelchair selection. The study was carried out to test the viewpoint that social factors have a greater impact than physical factors on which type of wheelchair (power or manual) patients choose. A questionnaire was administered in the summer of 2004 to 200 members of a veteran's organization in the Northcentral Region of the United States. The sample consisted of 52 respondents. The results of this study suggest that a high correlation exists between the level of injury the respondents have and their wheelchair selection ...


The Alive Center (A Local Information & Volunteer Exchange): An Evaluation Of The Year 2003-2004, Joel Kaunisto Dec 2004

The Alive Center (A Local Information & Volunteer Exchange): An Evaluation Of The Year 2003-2004, Joel Kaunisto

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Volunteerism plays an important role in modern American society with benefits accruing to the community and individuals who volunteer. This thesis evaluated the first year of operation of the ALIVE Center (A Local Information and Volunteer Exchange) by addressing four objectives of the program with data obtained from the ALIVE Center. To meet its first objective, the ALIVE Center maintains a current database of local human service organizations. The second objective, to establish a resource center and provide referrals and information to 1,000 people, was achieved. The third objective of maintaining a website was also met. Matching over 200 ...


Tourism And Rural Identity In The Waasland, Belgium, Joel Stuart Thomas Dec 2004

Tourism And Rural Identity In The Waasland, Belgium, Joel Stuart Thomas

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The northern portion of Belgium, a region known as Flanders, is one of the most densely settled, industrialized areas in the world. Existing in small, isolated tracts, are "green spaces" mainly devoted to agricultural output.

The Flemish way of life and environment has become increasingly "urbanized." Tourism commissions operating in the countryside have drawn on Flemish heritage and identity, as well as the rural landscape to act as marketing tools. In terms of perception and the notion of a distinctly Flemish rural "space'" how are tourist flow patterns influenced? Does the process of perception result in an exclusive urban to ...


Resolution 6-04-F - Plus / Minus Grading Compromise, Wku Student Government Association Nov 2004

Resolution 6-04-F - Plus / Minus Grading Compromise, Wku Student Government Association

Student Government Association

Resolution to regarding the plus / minus grading compromise.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council Nov 2004

Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council

Staff Council

Minutes of the November 2004 meeting.


Ua3/9/5 Hall Of Distinguished Alumni Luncheon, Wku President's Office Oct 2004

Ua3/9/5 Hall Of Distinguished Alumni Luncheon, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Program and notes used by WKU president Gary Ransdell at the 2004 Hall of Distinguished Alumni luncheon honoring Herman Donovan, Jerry Humble and Paul McDaniel.


Ua1b1/7 Mass Media & Technology Hall Dedication, Western Kentucky University Oct 2004

Ua1b1/7 Mass Media & Technology Hall Dedication, Western Kentucky University

WKU Archives Records

Program for the Mass Media & Technology Hall dedication, includes list of sponsors named rooms.


Ua3/9/5 Mass Media & Technology Hall Dedication, Wku President's Office Oct 2004

Ua3/9/5 Mass Media & Technology Hall Dedication, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Program and notes used by WKU president Gary Ransdell at the Mass Media & Technology Hall dedication ceremony.


Collections & Connections, Haiwang Yuan Oct 2004

Collections & Connections, Haiwang Yuan

Collections & Connections

Collections & Connections is a newsletter of Western Kentucky University Libraries periodically featuring the Libraries' major events, such as in this Fall '04 issue: The Southern Kentucky Book Fest that featured Sue Grafton, the Big Red milestone exhibit, the Abraham Lincoln exhibit, the "On the Same Page" program,Sara Elizabeth Tyler Merit Award Winners, the new head of Department of Library Special Collections Timothy Mullin, William H. Natcher, the Bibliographic Access Team, Co-Chairs of the Southern Kentucky Book Fest, Jefferson Award, Margie Helm Awards, the Kentucky Writers Conference, the installation of TDNet, the movie collections, acquisition of new databases, personnel updates ...


Plan For Change: Kentucky Library And Museum, Timothy Mullin Oct 2004

Plan For Change: Kentucky Library And Museum, Timothy Mullin

Library Annual Reports, Reports, and Statistics

To create a dynamic, exciting library and museum, which will be an asset to both Western Kentucky University and the community at large, a number of changes in our normal operations need to take place. The problems are each addressed below; storage, new gallery space, new exhibits, and new operating procedures to better meet the needs of the community and the campus. This plan will address each aspect of the anticipated changes, and set some priorities. All changes described will be consistent with the strategic plans of the University Libraries and Western Kentucky University.


Ua42/3 Bowling Green Community College Newsletter, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Bowling Green Community College Oct 2004

Ua42/3 Bowling Green Community College Newsletter, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Bowling Green Community College

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by and about the Bowling Green Community College.


Ua1b5 New Faculty 2004-2005, Western Kentucky University Oct 2004

Ua1b5 New Faculty 2004-2005, Western Kentucky University

WKU Archives Records

List of new WKU faculty.


Evaluating Spatial Variability Of Precipitation In Kentucky With Exploratory Data Analysis, Daniel Taylor Sep 2004

Evaluating Spatial Variability Of Precipitation In Kentucky With Exploratory Data Analysis, Daniel Taylor

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Spatial variability of precipitation is examined over the state of Kentucky and surrounding areas. The study focuses on the analysis of monthly precipitation totals from the period of 1961-2000. The purpose of the study is to develop a set of indices to represent the spatial variability of the study area for a given month. Various exploratory data analysis methods such as variography, kriging, and cluster analysis were used. The study attempts to quantify the second order (local) effects of the spatial variation of precipitation as a means to provide insight into the prediction of precipitation randomness. This task can be ...


Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council Aug 2004

Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council

Staff Council

Minutes of the August 4, 2004 meeting.


The Effects Of Age And Task Timing Characteristics On Contingency Judgment, Marci C. Sammons Aug 2004

The Effects Of Age And Task Timing Characteristics On Contingency Judgment, Marci C. Sammons

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Detecting contingency relationships between causal events allows us to adapt to and control these events. However, research has shown age-related impairments in this ability. The goal of this study was to examine how reduced processing speed in older adults affects contingency learning. Manipulating the time during which to generate the response, to test the limited time mechanism of processing speed, had little effect on contingency judgments. Varying the temporal contiguity of events, to test the simultaneity mechanism of processing speed, affected young adults’ contingency judgments. Older adults’ judgments were less accurate overall, and young adults’ judgments were similarly less accurate ...


Aging And The Effects Of Prior Expectancies In Contingency Judgment, Laura Strain Aug 2004

Aging And The Effects Of Prior Expectancies In Contingency Judgment, Laura Strain

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This study examined how prior expectancies affect young and older adults' contingency judgments. Participants completed contingency problems representing all combinations of expectancy (positive, negative, unrelated, and unknown) and contingency (positive, negative, and zero). I originally predicted that the largest age differences would emerge when both the expectancy and the contingency were strong and incongruent, regardless of the nature of the expectancy. However, age differences in the effect of expectancy were strongest when the expectancy was positive and the contingency was Incongruent, and older adults' judgments were more biased by this expectancy. Likewise, I predicted that there would be no age ...


The Effect Of Experience Upon The Visual And Haptic Discrimination Of 3-D Object Shape, Anna Clayton Aug 2004

The Effect Of Experience Upon The Visual And Haptic Discrimination Of 3-D Object Shape, Anna Clayton

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Both our sense of touch and our sense of vision allow us to perceive common object properties such as size, shape, and texture. The extent of this functional overlap has been studied in relation to infant perception (Bushnell & Weinberger, 1987; Gibson & Walker, 1984; Streri, 1987; Streri & Gentaz, 2003), overlap in brain regions (Amedi, Malach, Hendler, Peled, & Zohary, 2001; Deibert, Kraut, Kermen, & Hart, 1999; James, Humphrey, Gati, Menon, & Goodale, 2002), and adult perception (Gibson, 1962, 1963, 1966; Klatzky, Lederman, & Reed, 1987; Lakatos & Marks, 1999; Norman, Norman, Clayton, Lianekhammy, & Zielke, 2004). The current experiment extended the findings of Norman et al. (2004) by examining the effect of experience upon the visual and haptic discrimination of 3-D object shape, as well as examining for differences in how long visual and haptic shape representations can ...


The Effects Of Music Preference And Exercise Intensity On Exercise Enjoyment And Perceived Exertion, Allison Dyrlund Aug 2004

The Effects Of Music Preference And Exercise Intensity On Exercise Enjoyment And Perceived Exertion, Allison Dyrlund

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In spite of the well-known physical and psychological benefits of exercise roughly 50% of people who start an exercise program will have dropped out within six months. Therefore, it is important to examine the determinants of exercise adherence. Past research has shown that enjoyment is an essential factor in exercise adherence. Additionally, music has been shown to influence exercise enjoyment. The music and enjoyment literature has generally included most preferred and no music conditions, yet no one has considered a least preferred music condition. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to examine the effects of music preference and exercise ...


Job Applicant Faking Of Overt Integrity Tests: Fact Or Fantasy?, Caitlin Stewart Aug 2004

Job Applicant Faking Of Overt Integrity Tests: Fact Or Fantasy?, Caitlin Stewart

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Integrity tests are among the least utilized pre-employment selection instruments due, at least in part, to concern regarding the ease at which applicants can successfully fake their responses. The current study attempted to assess the extent to which actual job applicants fake overt integrity tests. We assigned one group of applicants to an honest condition and one group to a standard response condition. Applicants in the honest condition received a set of instructions that were modified to illustrate the importance of responding as honestly as possible when completing the questionnaire, whereas the standard response condition received a set of instructions ...


Exploration Of The Relationship Between Moral Judgment Development And Crystallized Intelligence, Kristy Jones Aug 2004

Exploration Of The Relationship Between Moral Judgment Development And Crystallized Intelligence, Kristy Jones

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Recent studies have reported different findings about how moral judgment as defined by the Defining Issues Test (DIT; Rest, Narvaez, Bebeau, & Thoma, 1999) relates to verbal intellectual ability. For example, Sanders, Lubinski, and Benbow (1995) argued that DIT scores are reducible to indices that represent verbal intellectual ability. Thoma and his colleagues (Derryberry, Thoma, Narvaez, & Rest, 2000; Thoma, Derryberry, & Narvaez, 2003; Thoma, Narvaez, Rest, & Derryberry, 1999) found support that DIT scores and indices of verbal intellectual ability are separate sources of information. In considering this relationship, these previous studies have most often referred to grade point average (GPA), American College Test (ACT), and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores in describing verbal intellectual ability. As such, this research has been vague in defining what is meant by verbal intellectual ability. The present study recognizes Cattell and Horn's (1978) conception of crystallized intelligence as similar to the construct that the aforementioned research has considered. Therefore, the present study was designed to gain a better understanding about the nature of DIT scores in considering how they relate to an actual assessment of crystallized intelligence. For the current study, 117 participants provided complete data across two sessions. In the first session, participants were given the DIT and the Attitudes toward Human Rights Inventory (ATHRI; Getz, 1985). In the second session, participants were assessed using the Kaufman Adolescent and Adult Intelligence Test (KAIT; Kaufman & Kaufman, 1993). Results support the idea that DIT and KAIT scores are separate sources of information and influence ATHRI scores differently. Results also show that crystallized intelligence scores contribute to moral judgment scores though there is much variance that is unshared between these two constructs. Thus, the present study affirms the construct validity of the ...


Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council Jul 2004

Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council

Staff Council

Minutes of the July 14, 2004 meeting.


Chelf, Owen Ross, 1918-1997 (Mss 151), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2004

Chelf, Owen Ross, 1918-1997 (Mss 151), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 151. Papers chiefly of Owen Ross Chelf, a native of Lebanon, Kentucky, with most of the collection focusing either on his World War II army service in Europe or his avid interest in muskie fishing.


Newsletter For The College Of Education And Behavioral Sciences, Summer 2004, College Of Education And Behavioral Sciences At Wku Jul 2004

Newsletter For The College Of Education And Behavioral Sciences, Summer 2004, College Of Education And Behavioral Sciences At Wku

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Publications

No abstract provided.


Building Kentucky Collections With Worldcat, Carol Watwood Jun 2004

Building Kentucky Collections With Worldcat, Carol Watwood

DLPS Faculty Publications

As the world’s largest bibliographic database, OCLC’s WorldCat is well known for its uses in cataloging and interlibrary loans. Less well known is its usefulness and versatility in making day-to-day decisions about collection development. The FirstSearch interface, available throughout Kentucky, is a user-friendly and useful interface for identifying relevant materials for a library’s collection. The prepublication records are helpful as an “early warning” for new publications. Other uses include the identification of state- and subject-specific materials. Also, the links and holdings records can help evaluate appropriateness for particular types of libraries and identify materials of interest. Furthermore ...


Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council Jun 2004

Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council

Staff Council

Minutes of the June 2, 2004 meeting.


Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar May 2004

Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar

WKU Archives Records

Commencement program listing graduates.


Ua1b2/1 Student Life: Potter, Schneider, Diddle Halls & On-Campus Activities, Kandace Sebastian May 2004

Ua1b2/1 Student Life: Potter, Schneider, Diddle Halls & On-Campus Activities, Kandace Sebastian

Student/Alumni Personal Papers

A brief history of early residence halls and on-campus activities written for Coll. 301 History & the Internet, Spring 2004.


Ua1b2/1 War & Wku, Kim Purvis May 2004

Ua1b2/1 War & Wku, Kim Purvis

Student/Alumni Personal Papers

A paper regarding how WKU was affected by war during the 20th century, includes an overview of protest movements and underground newspapers in the late 1960's.