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Toward Understanding International Students: A Study Conducted At Middle Tennessee State University, Jiannan Wang Oct 2008

Toward Understanding International Students: A Study Conducted At Middle Tennessee State University, Jiannan Wang

The Southeastern Librarian

The number of international students in American universities has increased over the years and has drawn great attention from librarians, library staff, and researchers. In order to serve this particular patron group more effectively, a number of studies have been conducted to understand their difficulties in using American library systems. In consequence, different approaches have been taken to try to help them. As each university or college may have its own library instruction system, and as the composition and features of international students at different universities may vary, it is difficult to apply available strategies without a thorough understanding of ...


Private Sectors In Afghanistan, Alean Haider Oct 2008

Private Sectors In Afghanistan, Alean Haider

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Job Satisfaction At The Marietta Police Department: A Comparative Analysis, William J. Grogan Oct 2008

Job Satisfaction At The Marietta Police Department: A Comparative Analysis, William J. Grogan

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


An Examination Of The Removal Of Federal Meat And Poultry Inspection, Moynul Chowdhury Oct 2008

An Examination Of The Removal Of Federal Meat And Poultry Inspection, Moynul Chowdhury

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is one of the largest federal agencies in the U.S. It has many different subdivisions. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is one of them. FSIS is responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, healthy, and correctly labeled and packaged. Last year, the U.S. House of Representatives has introduced an enormous bill called the Food and Energy Security Act of 2007. Nutrition, conservation, energy, producer income protection, rural development, trade, forestry, and livestock are the major provisions that are part of ...


Does Carpooling To/From Work Reduce Stress?, Missy Peterson Oct 2008

Does Carpooling To/From Work Reduce Stress?, Missy Peterson

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

This purpose of this study is to investigate whether carpooling to/from work reduces stress levels in adults. Many people (including the investigator) have long commutes to/from work everyday. Long commutes are not only costly, but they are also very stressful. The reason for conducting this research study is to make adults aware that there are carpooling options available. Many adults may not realize the many benefits of carpooling to/from work. Decision makers at many organizations may also not encourage employees to carpool because they do not realize the benefits of carpooling. Decision makers may not realize that ...


Public-Private Partnership In Local Administration: An Exploratory Study Of The City Of Sandy Springs, Manavi Manavi Oct 2008

Public-Private Partnership In Local Administration: An Exploratory Study Of The City Of Sandy Springs, Manavi Manavi

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

This research paper is an attempt to understand and analyze the unique nature of the public-private partnership embraced by the City of Sandy Springs, in the Greater Atlanta area, North Georgia. The City of Sandy Springs’s innovative experiments with a different layer of public-private partnership has created immense curiosity among municipalities around the nation for a plausible new governing model that could revolutionize the way local governments function in the future. Hence, this exploratory study makes an effort to bring out the salient features of the governing model of the City of Sandy Springs which would encourage further empirical ...


Throwing Money In The Trash: Can The City Of Atlanta Restructure And Expand Its Existing Recycling Program In Order To Make It A Revenue Stream And Reduce The Amount Of Waste Being Deposited In Area Landfills?, Jennifer Norfleet Oct 2008

Throwing Money In The Trash: Can The City Of Atlanta Restructure And Expand Its Existing Recycling Program In Order To Make It A Revenue Stream And Reduce The Amount Of Waste Being Deposited In Area Landfills?, Jennifer Norfleet

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

The purpose of this project is to evaluate whether the City of Atlanta can earn revenue from the sale of its recyclable goods by changing the program’s structure and improving citizen participation. This paper examines the background of the City of Atlanta’s recycling program, along with other recycling programs in metropolitan Atlanta. The paper also compares and contrasts Atlanta’s program with cities outside of Georgia to identify best practices that may be able to be adopted by the City of Atlanta.

Methodology: Primary data were gathered through interviews with city officials including recycling coordinators from the following ...


Start-Up Of A Giving Circle: A Case Study, Deborah Z. Strotz, Sarah M. Bigelow Oct 2008

Start-Up Of A Giving Circle: A Case Study, Deborah Z. Strotz, Sarah M. Bigelow

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

Giving circles are a new form of philanthropy expanding across the United States. Diverse groups of individuals pool their funds and other resources to donate to individuals and organizations in need of assistance. They provide an avenue to increase civic engagement and participation in community. The purpose of this practicum is to conduct a case study evaluating the start-up process of a small group giving circle. Observations and analyses are based on four group meetings and individual telephone interviews.

The development steps established in the literature effectively guided the start-up of this new giving circle. The group processes demonstrated democratic ...


A Best Practices Service Learning Framework For The Public Relations Campaigns Course, Audrey Wilson Allison Oct 2008

A Best Practices Service Learning Framework For The Public Relations Campaigns Course, Audrey Wilson Allison

Faculty Publications

Public relations curriculum often incorporates professional experience for progressive skill development. In the traditional public relations (PR) campaigns course, students typically research, develop, and implement a strategic campaign for a community organization as the client. Service learning is an effective pedagogical approach for the PR campaigns course with value-added learning outcomes, such as critical thinking and civic engagement. Adapting a National Society of Experiential Education (NSEE) best practices approach helps integrate service and reflection components as learning components. The instructional framework presented in this article combines service and reflection principles with course and campaign planning, implementation, and evaluation. Using the ...


Supportive Housing: Implications For Its Efficacy As Intervention With Special Needs Low-Income African Americans, Carol S. Collard, Rufus Larkin Oct 2008

Supportive Housing: Implications For Its Efficacy As Intervention With Special Needs Low-Income African Americans, Carol S. Collard, Rufus Larkin

Faculty Publications

In this pilot study, the authors examine the efficacy of supportive housing, which combines affordable housing with social services, in helping low-income single mothers in substance abuse recovery with relapse prevention and acquiring life skills to improve their economic conditions. Study subjects were residents of Delowe Village Apartments, a supportive housing development in East Point, Georgia, who participated in Project GROW, an on-site program intended to help residents maintain sobriety and reduce their dependence on welfare. The authors hypothesize that the length of residency in supportive housing correlates to prolonged sobriety, improved functioning, and increased employment. Findings indicate a substantial ...


From The President, Betty D. Paulk Oct 2008

From The President, Betty D. Paulk

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article presents information on the Georgia Library Association (GLA). It notes that the COMO conference offers a wide variety of programs, exhibits of products, services and technologies for all types of libraries and time to network. The board of directors of GLA have approved the Award Committee's recommendation to establish the Library Support Services Award.


My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Carol Waggoner-Angleton Oct 2008

My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Carol Waggoner-Angleton

Georgia Library Quarterly

A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's personal library.


Valdosta State News And Notes Oct 2008

Valdosta State News And Notes

Georgia Library Quarterly

Recent library news from Valdosta State University.


Broderick Named Director In Catoosa Oct 2008

Broderick Named Director In Catoosa

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article announces that Bridgid Broderick has been appointed library director of Catoosa County Library System in Ringgold, Georgia.


Chattahoochee Valley News And Notes Oct 2008

Chattahoochee Valley News And Notes

Georgia Library Quarterly

Recent news from the Chattahoochee Valley Regional Library System.


Gwinnett County News And Notes Oct 2008

Gwinnett County News And Notes

Georgia Library Quarterly

Recent news from the Gwinnett County Library System.


Public Libraries 'Just Buggy' For 2008 Summer Reading Program Oct 2008

Public Libraries 'Just Buggy' For 2008 Summer Reading Program

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article presents information on the highlights of the 2008 Summer Reading Program, entitled "Catch the Reading Bug," for public libraries in Georgia. The objective of the Worth County Library System (WCLS) is to increase the participation of teenagers. The Houston County Public Library System (HOUPL) has added teenagers as a new component to its Summer Reading Program. Information is given on the reading programs of the Southwest Georgia Regional Library system.


Agnes Scott Library News And Notes Oct 2008

Agnes Scott Library News And Notes

Georgia Library Quarterly

Recent news from the Agnes Scott College McCain Library.


Cobb County Library News And Notes Oct 2008

Cobb County Library News And Notes

Georgia Library Quarterly

Recent news from the Cobb County Library System.


Dekalb County News And Notes Oct 2008

Dekalb County News And Notes

Georgia Library Quarterly

Recent news from the DeKalb County Library System.


Former Smyrna Director Passes Away Oct 2008

Former Smyrna Director Passes Away

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article presents an obituary for Doris Morris, former director of Smyrna Public Library in Georgia.


Jefferson County News And Notes Oct 2008

Jefferson County News And Notes

Georgia Library Quarterly

Recent news from the Jefferson County Library System.


Coweta Encourages 'Reading Olympians' Oct 2008

Coweta Encourages 'Reading Olympians'

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article presents information on the 29th Summer Olympiad program of Coweta County Library in Georgia from August 8 to 23, 2008. The public library system has presented two multicultural programs to stimulate interest in cultural diversity, the Olympics and sportsmanship. Its objective of the program is to encourage students to read. The library's other Olympics-themed event was the premiere of its new virtual travel program.


Uncle Remus News And Notes Oct 2008

Uncle Remus News And Notes

Georgia Library Quarterly

Recent news from the Uncle Remus Regional Library System.


Review: Keturah And Lord Death, Carol Malcolm Oct 2008

Review: Keturah And Lord Death, Carol Malcolm

Georgia Library Quarterly

Review of the young adult novel "Keturah and Lord Death," by Martine Leavitt.


Georgia Library Quarterly, Fall 2008, Susan Cooley Oct 2008

Georgia Library Quarterly, Fall 2008, Susan Cooley

Georgia Library Quarterly

Complete issue of Georgia Library Quarterly, Fall 2008, vol. 45, no. 3.


We Love Libraries!, Lyn Hopper Oct 2008

We Love Libraries!, Lyn Hopper

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article presents information on a new section of the periodical "Georgia Library Quarterly."


You’Re A Trustee -- Now What?, Gordon N. Baker Oct 2008

You’Re A Trustee -- Now What?, Gordon N. Baker

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article talks about the public library trustees appointed by local funding agencies of the library system in the U.S. The funding agencies in Henry County, Georgia are the Board of Commissioners and the Board of Education. Trustees have a library director who has an advanced degree in library science and who has participated in ongoing staff development activities to learn new tricks and trends. They also have fellow board members and a state library agency, which is the Georgia Public Library Service. Important factors to remember about the responsibilities of trustees are mentioned.


Coweta Public Library Partners With University Of West Georgia Oct 2008

Coweta Public Library Partners With University Of West Georgia

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reports on the partnership formed by the Coweta Public Library--Central Library with the Carrollton-based University of West Georgia's Ingram Library and Newnan Campus to enhance educational services within the community. The objective of the Central Library is to reflect on the importance of educating children and of providing access to materials and programs to people of all ages in support of lifelong learning. Its Book Bundles are another aspect of the public library of allowing its customers to be independent but provide the library staff an avenue of virtual engagement. It also focuses on the key areas ...


Fulton County Commissioners Authorize Bond Referendum Oct 2008

Fulton County Commissioners Authorize Bond Referendum

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reports that voters in Fulton County, Georgia will vote on a $275 million bond referendum for the construction, expansion and renovation of public libraries, on November 4, 2008. These bonds, if approved, will provide funding for the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System's master plan, which includes eight new libraries, expansion of two facilities and renovation of 23 more.