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Ua19/16/1 Hilltopper Football 2019 Bowl Guide, Wku Athletic Media Relations Dec 2019

Ua19/16/1 Hilltopper Football 2019 Bowl Guide, Wku Athletic Media Relations

WKU Archives Records

Media guide for the First Responder Bowl, WKU vs. Western Michigan University.


Ua3/10/2 Winter Break, Wku President's Office - Caboni Dec 2019

Ua3/10/2 Winter Break, Wku President's Office - Caboni

WKU Archives Records

Email from WKU president Timothy Caboni to faculty & staff.


Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar Dec 2019

Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar

WKU Archives Records

Commencement program listing graduates with order of exercises for all WKU campuses.


Maharrey, Cynthia Saddler, B. 1969 (Fa 1359), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2019

Maharrey, Cynthia Saddler, B. 1969 (Fa 1359), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1359. Student folk studies project titled “The Intersection of Yesteryear Farming and the Eco/Org Healthy Food Movement” which includes an interview with Jerald Anderson “Jerry” Hicks by Cynthia Saddler Maharrey about farming in Fleming County, Kentucky. Project includes an audio interview, PowerPoint presentation, and color photographs related to Hicks and his farm. The interview is archived in the WKU Sound Archives.


Downey, John Michael, B. 1951 (Fa 1350), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2019

Downey, John Michael, B. 1951 (Fa 1350), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1350. Folklife project titled "Antiques" by John Michael Downey for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University. Project includes an illustrated paper about the acquisition and use of antiques collected by friends and family members in DeKalb and Haralson counties in Georgia, Warren County, Kentucky and Rockingham County, Virginia. Survey sheets may include brief description of antique’s origin, use, sample of handwoven coverlet, color photo, illustration, text classification, and bibliographic source.


American Association Of University Women - Danville, Kentucky (Mss 681), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2019

American Association Of University Women - Danville, Kentucky (Mss 681), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid for Manuscripts Collection 687. Records of the Danville branch of the American Association of University Women, including minutes, president’s reports, newsletters, historical information, programming materials and other miscellaneous items. Also includes more limited material about the state and regional divisions of the AAUW.


Ua3/10/2 A Note Of Gratitude, Wku President's Office - Caboni Nov 2019

Ua3/10/2 A Note Of Gratitude, Wku President's Office - Caboni

WKU Archives Records

Email from WKU president Timothy Caboni to faculty & staff regarding Thanksgiving.


Miller, Harold Asher, B. 1939 (Mss 679), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2019

Miller, Harold Asher, B. 1939 (Mss 679), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 679. Correspondence, speeches, political material and notes related to Harold Asher Miller’s political career, which included several terms on the Bowling Green City Commission and one term as the city’s Mayor in the 1980s. It also includes material related to several Miller campaigns for the Warren County Judge Executive position.


Ua3/10/2 Shaping Student Success, Wku President's Office - Caboni Nov 2019

Ua3/10/2 Shaping Student Success, Wku President's Office - Caboni

WKU Archives Records

Email from WKU president Timothy Caboni to faculty & staff.


Hay, Shirley And Terry Black (Fa 1339), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2019

Hay, Shirley And Terry Black (Fa 1339), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of collection (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 1339. Local lore collected by Shirley Hay and Terry Black from Sam Moore in Green County, Kentucky for a folk studies class at Campbellsville College, Campbellsville, Kentucky. Survey sheets include a brief narrative, the informant’s name and location.


Branham, Mary Lou (Fa 1340), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2019

Branham, Mary Lou (Fa 1340), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of collection (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 1340. Local lore collected in Barren County, Kentucky by Mary Lou Branham for a folk studies class at Campbellsville College, Campbellsville, Kentucky. Survey sheets include a brief narrative, date, informant’s name and location.


Bowling Green, Kentucky - Fire Department (Sc 3489), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Bowling Green, Kentucky - Fire Department (Sc 3489), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of documents (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3489. Compiled correspondence and documents related to the purchase of fire trucks for the cities of Bowling Green and Smiths Grove in Warren County, Kentucky. Most of the material was scanned and is only available in digital format, but a few original letters and documents were retained.


Bowling Green, Kentucky - Waterworks (Sc 3488), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Bowling Green, Kentucky - Waterworks (Sc 3488), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of documents (Click on "Additional Files" below for Manuscripts Small Collection 3488. “Changes in Plans and Specifications for Water Works Improvements, Contracts Nos. 1 to 5, Incl[usive] for the City of Bowling Green, Bowling Green, Kentucky, December 12, 1947.”


Nunn, Louie Broady, 1924-2004 (Sc 3487), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Nunn, Louie Broady, 1924-2004 (Sc 3487), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3487. Letter, 26 May 1969, from Governor Louie B. Nunn of Kentucky to orchestra leader Lee Maxfield, Washington, D.C., enclosing a newspaper article autographed by Nunn at Maxfield’s request. The article reports on the gift of a mule to Nunn by the director of an advocacy group for the poor, parodying a recent gift to Nunn and his fellow Republican governors of a thoroughbred colt, and Nunn’s response to the attempt to embarrass him.


Ua3/10/2 Progress On Strategic Plan Metrics, Wku President's Office - Caboni Oct 2019

Ua3/10/2 Progress On Strategic Plan Metrics, Wku President's Office - Caboni

WKU Archives Records

Email from WKU president Timothy Caboni to faculty & staff regarding strategic planning.


Kessler, Malcolm (Fa 1337), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Kessler, Malcolm (Fa 1337), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of collection (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 1337. Two tales and a story collected by Malcolm Kessler for a student folk studies project at Campbellsville College, Campbellsville, Kentucky. The project is titled “Two Tales and a Story” and includes survey sheets with brief narratives of two animal folk tale variants and a water well story. Sheets may include a brief description of the tale and the informant’s name.


Moore, Nelson (Fa 1336), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Moore, Nelson (Fa 1336), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of collection (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 1336. Two tales collected by Nelson Moore for a folk studies project at Campbellsville College, Campbellvsville, Kentucky. One tale relays the story of an African American quizzed by an owl in a cemetery, and the other purveys the secret to a happy marriage. Sheets may include a brief description of the tale, classification, informant’s name, and source.


Farmer, Lynn E. (Fa 1335), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Farmer, Lynn E. (Fa 1335), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 1335. Folklore material classified by genre which includes survey sheets with a brief description of a tall tale, joke or religious story in Estill, Green, Jefferson, and Taylor counties in Kentucky. Material collected for a folklore genres class at Campbellsville College, Campbellsville, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of the tale, informant’s name, place of birth, and location.


Ua3/10/2 Gathering On The Hill, Wku President's Office - Caboni Oct 2019

Ua3/10/2 Gathering On The Hill, Wku President's Office - Caboni

WKU Archives Records

Email from WKU president Timothy Caboni regarding homecoming.


Ua80/1 Meeting Agenda, W Club Oct 2019

Ua80/1 Meeting Agenda, W Club

University Organizations

Meeting agenda for the October 2019 meeting of the W Club Board of Directors.


Ua52/1 Out Of The Box, Wku Archives Oct 2019

Ua52/1 Out Of The Box, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by and about WKU Archives and the records management program.


Plcs And Shifting School Culture: A Case Study, Ashley R. Gorman Oct 2019

Plcs And Shifting School Culture: A Case Study, Ashley R. Gorman

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this action research was to effectively measure and evaluate the extent to which implementing professional learning communities in a high school setting can shift the school toward a more collaborative culture. Additionally, the study set out to aide school leadership in analyzing their role in designing and implementing PLCs so that they might make informed decisions regarding PLCs for collaborative school culture and improvement in the future. Data was collected utilizing staff surveys before and after the implementations of PLCs. Additionally, a focus group of staff was interviewed and provided feedback regarding PLCs and the role of ...


The Kentucky Cabinet For Health And Family Services’ Response To The Hepatitis A Virus Outbreak In Kentucky: An Idea Model Analysis, Rachel Leigh Cato Oct 2019

The Kentucky Cabinet For Health And Family Services’ Response To The Hepatitis A Virus Outbreak In Kentucky: An Idea Model Analysis, Rachel Leigh Cato

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The hepatitis A crisis in Kentucky is unprecedented compared to other states. With thousands of hospitalizations and over 60 deaths in the state of Kentucky alone, there is a need to evaluate the government’s response to the hepatitis A virus (HAV) epidemic. Therefore, the instructional risk communication messages that are being conveyed by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (KCHFS) are instrumental in the education and action plans of Kentuckians who are at risk of contracting HAV.

This study utilizes the IDEA Model Thematic Analysis Codebook as a guide to analyze the KCHFS’ risk communication regarding the ...


Public Perceptions Of Angela Merkel And Other Female Politicians In Germany: A Mixed Survey Approach, Erin Woggon Oct 2019

Public Perceptions Of Angela Merkel And Other Female Politicians In Germany: A Mixed Survey Approach, Erin Woggon

Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

This thesis seeks to understand public perceptions of women politicians in Germany, specifically Chancellor Angela Merkel, and evaluates these perceptions based on gender, region, and representation of CDU/CSU female legislators in the Bundestag. While literature suggests that there are benefits of greater female representation in legislatures, there is a lack of research regarding how this representation impacts perceptions held by the citizens these women represent. Important to the study is also the difference in perceptions according to gender and the former East/West divide in order to understand the gender gap in Germany and the extent of the social ...


Imagined Contact Intervention With An American Muslim Target, Jamie Williams Oct 2019

Imagined Contact Intervention With An American Muslim Target, Jamie Williams

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Recent studies have shown that imagining contact with a member of a differing social group can reduce prejudice toward said group. This type of prejudice intervention, known as an imagined contact intervention, can be beneficial when direct contact with the outgroup is not feasible. This study adds to existing research on imagined contact interventions by replicating a simple version of the intervention by Husnu and Crisp (2010) and assessing attitudes toward an American Muslim out-group. This study extends the research of Husnu and Crisp (2010) by using American participants as opposed to British participants and also uses an online distribution ...


The Effect Of Viewing Advertisements Depicting Information And Communication Technology On Older Adults' Technology Self-Efficacy, Hollie Brianne Coleman Oct 2019

The Effect Of Viewing Advertisements Depicting Information And Communication Technology On Older Adults' Technology Self-Efficacy, Hollie Brianne Coleman

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are an important part of society today. Older adults often report ICTs as difficult to use and unhelpful; however, ICTs can support older adults’ ability to stay in touch with family and friends across long distances and help increase their quality of life. Unfortunately, training programs targeted at teaching older adults to use ICTs are often costly and time-consuming. The current study attempts to determine whether advertisements depicting older adults using ICTs can be used to increase self-efficacy without the use of training programs.

A within subjects experimental design was completed using an independent variable ...


Skaggs, Brenda M. (Fa 1334), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Skaggs, Brenda M. (Fa 1334), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1334. Student folk studies project titled “Snake and Place Name Tales,” which includes survey sheets with a brief descriptions of a snake tale from Arkansas and the same for a place name in Taylor County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of the tale, informant’s name and place of birth.


Ua35 Updates From Provost, Wku Academic Affairs Sep 2019

Ua35 Updates From Provost, Wku Academic Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Email from WKU Provost Cheryl Stevens to faculty & staff.


Ua3/10/2 New Scholarship Program, Wku President's Office - Caboni Sep 2019

Ua3/10/2 New Scholarship Program, Wku President's Office - Caboni

WKU Archives Records

Email from WKU president Timothy Caboni to faculty & staff regarding changes in scholarship program.


Allen, Patricia Ann (Fa 1333), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Allen, Patricia Ann (Fa 1333), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1333. Campbellsville College student folk studies project titled “Mountain Lion Stories,” which includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of mountain lion legends in Jefferson County, Alabama and Clay County, Kentucky. Sheets include a brief description of the legend, and informant’s name, location, and place of birth.