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The Concise Guide To The Modern Calvinist/Arminian Debate, David J. Leonhardt Dec 2012

The Concise Guide To The Modern Calvinist/Arminian Debate, David J. Leonhardt

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

The Calvinist/Arminian debate is not a new issue to the Protestant Church; however, it is an issue that has resurged within contemporary Christianity. One major offense committed in this controversial debate occurs when a person or group uses a term from the opposite side in a way that is not the proponent’s original intent or meaning. Furthermore, misconceptions concerning the actual doctrines maintained by either side have become commonplace in the debate. In order to correct this problem, this thesis will serve as a guide for understanding the Calvinist/Arminian debate. It will provide information on the founders ...


Perceptions Of Peer Leadership Among Honors Students, Christy M. Culbreth Dec 2012

Perceptions Of Peer Leadership Among Honors Students, Christy M. Culbreth

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

My Capstone Experience/Thesis project seeks to explore and compare the perceptions of peer leadership among freshmen honors students who have received formal leadership training and freshmen honors students who have received no formal leadership training. Peer leadership plays an important role in all aspects of life. If students who have had formal leadership training have a more positive perception of their peer leaders, educators may want to put more peer leadership curriculum into their programs. This study tests the hypothesis that freshmen honors students who have received formal leadership training will have a more positive perception of their peer ...


Ua80/1 Meeting Minutes, W Club Dec 2012

Ua80/1 Meeting Minutes, W Club

University Organizations

Meeting agenda and minutes for December 2012 meeting of the W Club Board of Directors.


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.


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.


Magee, J. Harry (Sc 66), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Magee, J. Harry (Sc 66), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 66. Letter written by J. Harry Magee, Washington, D.C., to Dr. Albert Covington, Bowling Green, Kentucky, in regard to the U. S. Senate impeachment proceedings against President Andrew Johnson.


Fortnightly Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 432), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Fortnightly Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 432), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 432. Minutes, membership lists, yearbooks, correspondence, photographs, and miscellaneous records of the Fortnightly Club, a men’s literary club in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


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.


Examining Land Use/Land Cover Change And Potential Causal Factors In The Context Of Climate Change In Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal, Kamal Humagain Dec 2012

Examining Land Use/Land Cover Change And Potential Causal Factors In The Context Of Climate Change In Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal, Kamal Humagain

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In the context of growing tourism and global warming, the fragile landscape of the Himalayas is under immense pressure because of rapid land cover changes in developing countries like Nepal. Remotely sensed data combined with ethnographic knowledge are useful tools for studying such changes. The quantitative change can be measured analyzing satellite images whereas local people’s perceptions provide supportive information. To measure such changes in Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal, Multispectral Scanner (MSS) and Thematic Mapper (TM) images since 1972 were used. Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) was calculated for different elevation classes and land cover types. These measurements ...


The Impact Of Competition In Forensics On Future Careers, Jace Thomas Lux Dec 2012

The Impact Of Competition In Forensics On Future Careers, Jace Thomas Lux

Dissertations

Each year, thousands of college students participate in forensics (competitive speech and debate). Despite previous studies that identify numerous benefits to forensics participation, the activity is often eliminated from college campuses due to financial constraints. Although previous literature identifies the benefits of forensics participation to competitors, these studies do not address the lasting impact of college forensics participation on the careers of former competitors.

This exploratory study sought to identify the forensics outcomes that former competitors felt are used most frequently in their current careers, as well as the amount of emphasis forensics programs are placing on teaching these particular ...


Determination Of Repetitive Jumping Intensity Relative To Measured Vo2max, Laura Igaune Dec 2012

Determination Of Repetitive Jumping Intensity Relative To Measured Vo2max, Laura Igaune

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

To regular exercise and a healthy diet, the American Heart Association (AHA) strongly recommends rope jumping, and according to previous studies, rope jumping is considered a very strenuous exercise. Therefore the purpose of this study was to determine the steady state metabolic cost of repetitive jumping on the Digi-Jump machine, and to determine if exercise on this device is more or less strenuous than similar exercise with a jump rope. We also evaluated relative intensity of this type of exercise, based on each person’s VO2max as measured on a treadmill. Twenty – seven subjects completed two trials, one jumping ...


Teleconnective Influences On The Strength Of Post-Tropical Cyclones, Jeremy Young Dec 2012

Teleconnective Influences On The Strength Of Post-Tropical Cyclones, Jeremy Young

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Over the 1951-2009 time period, 47% of all tropical systems in the Atlantic Basin transitioned to post-tropical storms. These storms are capable of producing hurricaneforce winds, torrential, flooding rains and storm surge that floods coastal areas. This study adds to previous climatological work by completing a case-study of Hurricane Ike (2008) and examining how teleconnections such as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO), the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) contribute to the strength of a transitioning post-tropical storm. T-tests performed show strong statistical relationships between an increase (decrease) in post-tropical storm ...


Age Differences In Reward Anticipation And Memory, Kristen L. Cushman Dec 2012

Age Differences In Reward Anticipation And Memory, Kristen L. Cushman

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Aging research on item- and associative-recognition memory has demonstrated that older adults are deficient in forming associations between two unrelated stimuli. Although older adult performance on tests of item-recognition is similar to younger adult performance, older adults perform worse than younger adults on tests of associative memory (Naveh-Benjamin, Hussain, Guez, & Bar-On, 2003). In addition to the idea that younger adult performance on associative-recognition tests is superior to that of older adults, research has shown that reward cues can enhance motivated learning and item memory performance of younger adults. In an fMRI study that examined the influence of reward anticipation on ...


A Multi-Level Examination Of Influenza Vaccination Disparities From The 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Kelsii Gerber Dec 2012

A Multi-Level Examination Of Influenza Vaccination Disparities From The 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Kelsii Gerber

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Vaccinations were noted as the top public health achievement in the 20th century (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1999). However, not everyone is getting vaccinated. Taking a sociological approach this study examined the extent to which African Americans, American Indian/Alaska Natives, and Latino populations received an influenza vaccination compared to whites at a micro and macro level from the 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Previous research on racial and ethnic health disparities, attitudinal difference, and other demographic characteristics are reviewed in the literature. The Behavioral Model of Health Services was employed as the theoretical framework for this ...


"Now Imagine You're One Of Them": Using Serious Games To Induce Identification With Out-Groups, Ganer L. Newman Iv Dec 2012

"Now Imagine You're One Of Them": Using Serious Games To Induce Identification With Out-Groups, Ganer L. Newman Iv

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study was to expand our understanding of the utility of identification in the reduction of out-group derogation. Specifically, this research examined the extent to which individuals can be persuaded to identify with members of a perceived out-group, particularly through the use of online games. Spent is an online, point-and-click game that places users in the role of the working poor. Spent was used to test the potential of serious or prosocial games to increase players’ identification with a group of people who are often on the fringes of social acceptance. Specifically, this research (a) developed a ...


The Relationship Between Eating Disorder Symptomology, Critical Body Comments, And Memory Recall, Morgan Littrell Dec 2012

The Relationship Between Eating Disorder Symptomology, Critical Body Comments, And Memory Recall, Morgan Littrell

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Previous research done in the area of eating disorders suggests many different variables, such as cognitive, biological, and social, that are thought to influence eating disorder development and maintenance. The present study attempts to combine cognitive and sociocultural research findings, memory recall and critical body comments, in an effort to see how, if at all, these two variables affect eating disorder symptomology. Participants for this study were 120 female students that were recruited via Study Board. Participants completed the demographics form, the Eating Disorder Inventory-3 RF, and the Social Hassles Questionnaire. The participants then watched an E-prime presentation of different ...


Are All Older Adult Transgressors Treated Equally?, Heather Marie Dahlgren Dec 2012

Are All Older Adult Transgressors Treated Equally?, Heather Marie Dahlgren

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Research has shown that young adults treat older adults with less blame and more forgiveness when they commit a social transgression. This study sought to understand whether the stereotype of an assumed positive personality and/or a supposed lack of cognitive ability are potential driving forces behind the greater leniency that young adults display toward older transgressors. Seventy-five young adult participants were randomly assigned to one of five experimental conditions. Participants’ aging stereotypes were primed with one of four paragraphs that depicted older adults as (a) socially warm and cognitively competent, (b) socially cold but cognitively competent, (c) socially warm ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 88, No. 24, Wku Student Affairs Nov 2012

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 88, No. 24, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

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


White, Margaret Lee, 1892-1984 - Letter To (Sc 2631), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2012

White, Margaret Lee, 1892-1984 - Letter To (Sc 2631), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2631. Letter to Margaret White, Bowling Green, Kentucky from “Walter” in Walton, Kentucky. He thanks her for her gift of a lock of hair, compares their personal characteristics, and expresses his hopes for a romance.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 88, No. 23, Wku Student Affairs Nov 2012

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 88, No. 23, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

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


Sharp, W. T. (Sc 2627), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2012

Sharp, W. T. (Sc 2627), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2627. Letter of W. T. Sharp, Foster (Bracken County) Kentucky, to an unidentifed young lady. In the company of her sister, Mrs. Tegard, she had recently visited the store of H. S. Pribble & Company, where Sharp worked, and he asks permission to correspond with her.


Ua12/2/1 Holidays On The Hill, Wku Student Affairs Nov 2012

Ua12/2/1 Holidays On The Hill, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Special holiday edition of the College Heights Herald.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 88, No. 22, Wku Student Affairs Nov 2012

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 88, No. 22, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

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


Ua80/1 Meeting Minutes, W Club Nov 2012

Ua80/1 Meeting Minutes, W Club

University Organizations

Meeting agenda and minutes for November 2012 meeting of the W Club Board of Directors.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 88, No. 21, Wku Student Affairs Nov 2012

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 88, No. 21, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

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


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 88, No. 20, Wku Student Affairs Nov 2012

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 88, No. 20, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

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


Ua12/2/1 Topper Extra, Wku Student Affairs Nov 2012

Ua12/2/1 Topper Extra, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Special edition of the College Heights Herald featuring athletics.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council Nov 2012

Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council

Staff Council

Minutes of meeting November 7, 2012 meeting.


Ua12/2/1 Topper Extra - Basketball Preview, Wku Student Affairs Nov 2012

Ua12/2/1 Topper Extra - Basketball Preview, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Special edition of the College Heights Herald featuring athletics.