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Challenging Calls For Civility, Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt Oct 2018

Challenging Calls For Civility, Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt

Faculty Publications

In conjunction with her article "When Free Speech Disrupts Diversity Initiatives: What We Value and What We Do Not," Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt writes about civility codes and free speech for Academe Blog.


Ua3/10/1 Investiture Address, Timothy C. Caboni Apr 2018

Ua3/10/1 Investiture Address, Timothy C. Caboni

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by Dr. Timothy Caboni upon his installation as president of WKU.


When Free Speech Disrupts Diversity Initiatives: What We Value And What We Do Not, Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt Jan 2018

When Free Speech Disrupts Diversity Initiatives: What We Value And What We Do Not, Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt

Faculty Publications

In this essay, I argue that the debate on free speech as pushed by the conservative right is a strategic apparatus to undermine the various diversity initiatives on college and university campuses. While supporters of the right wing extremists around the globe have pushed for various modes of exclusions (social, racial, ethnic, cultural, religious and sexual), here in the United States, such exclusions are most evident in the collapse of academic freedom and the rise of civility codes as students and educators use the platform of free speech to promote various forms of injustices and exclusions. Our neoliberal college and ...


An Exploratory Study Of The Impact Of Language On The Transition And Success Of Students In Their First College Year, Kathryn B. Wilhite May 2017

An Exploratory Study Of The Impact Of Language On The Transition And Success Of Students In Their First College Year, Kathryn B. Wilhite

Masters of Science in First-Year Studies

ABSTRACT

In a time where colleges and universities are taking strides to consider their communication strategies with incoming students there appears to be a lack of attention on the language within communication pieces and what messages that language conveys to students. This study sought to examine this language through inductive analysis of four research questions which explored what the communication pieces are, what relationship they build, the discourse language present, and the strategies of empowerment language within the communication pieces distributed to all incoming first-year students at a large, public comprehensive four-year university in the Southeastern United States. Research on ...


Girls Are Us: A Collection Of Oral Histories From The Jmu Community, Anne M. Sherman Jan 2017

Girls Are Us: A Collection Of Oral Histories From The Jmu Community, Anne M. Sherman

Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

On a campus where women make up a majority of the student population, it is especially important that female voices are heard and given a platform on which they can control their own narrative. I wanted to give those female-identifying voices that platform. I conducted a series of interviews to examine how college-aged female-identifying students feel about their identity and how they construct that identity within the climate of the JMU community. I was particularly interested in the intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexual preference, and ability. I asked each person to share their stories of times when they ...


The Risks And Rewards Of Serving As A Department Chair, Jon A. Hess Sep 2016

The Risks And Rewards Of Serving As A Department Chair, Jon A. Hess

Jonathan A. Hess

Serving as chair is a significant point in the career of any faculty member who inhabits the office. It is a position with high highs and low lows, significant stressors and some perks, the chance to have a positive impact on a program, and the near certainty that at some point you will generate disagreement with almost everyone in the department. The department chair is a boundary position between the university administration and the faculty; a chair inhabits both worlds, but resides fully in neither. Chairs are charged with numerous responsibilities and often lack full authority needed to accomplish their ...


The Risks And Rewards Of Serving As A Department Chair, Jon A. Hess May 2013

The Risks And Rewards Of Serving As A Department Chair, Jon A. Hess

Communication Faculty Publications

Serving as chair is a significant point in the career of any faculty member who inhabits the office. It is a position with high highs and low lows, significant stressors and some perks, the chance to have a positive impact on a program, and the near certainty that at some point you will generate disagreement with almost everyone in the department. The department chair is a boundary position between the university administration and the faculty; a chair inhabits both worlds, but resides fully in neither. Chairs are charged with numerous responsibilities and often lack full authority needed to accomplish their ...


Ua3/9/5 Gary Ransdell Speech File, Wku Archives Jan 2013

Ua3/9/5 Gary Ransdell Speech File, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Speeches written and delivered by Gary Ransdell.


Recapturing Our Minds, Reclaiming Higher Learning: A Review Of R. P. Keeling’S And R. H. Hersh’S “We’Re Losing Our Minds: Rethinking American Higher Education”, Brandon Hensley Dec 2012

Recapturing Our Minds, Reclaiming Higher Learning: A Review Of R. P. Keeling’S And R. H. Hersh’S “We’Re Losing Our Minds: Rethinking American Higher Education”, Brandon Hensley

Brandon O. Hensley

Situating their conversation within a growing weltanschauung that the world is becoming “flat" and intellectual capital is integral to a changing globalized marketplace with emerging superpowers, Keeling and Hersh (2012) lay forth a bold claim in We’re Losing Our Minds: undergraduate education in the U.S. is sapping minds because learning is no longer the primary focus or essence of colleges and universities. “Intoxicated by magazine and college guide rankings, most colleges and universities have lost track of learning as the only educational outcome that really matters” (p. 13). The authors advance that this systemic crisis, though well documented ...


Ua3/4/7 President's Office-Downing - Speech File, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua3/4/7 President's Office-Downing - Speech File, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Speeches delivered by Dero Downing at various functions.


Ua3/6/5 President's Office-Zacharias - Speech File, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua3/6/5 President's Office-Zacharias - Speech File, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Unprocessed speeches written and delivered by Donald Zacharias.


Ua3/1/4 President's Office-Cherry Speeches & Publications, Wku Archives Jan 2010

Ua3/1/4 President's Office-Cherry Speeches & Publications, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Addresses, chapel talks, notes and educational and political speeches written and delivered by Henry Hardin Cherry and others typed on loose leaf pages. There are also quotations, reports, wills, correspondence and a political cartoon. Many items have no attribution as to author or source. Other authors include A.C. Burton, A.W. Mell, Mattie McLean and J.S. Dickey. Some items are repeated throughout the series and others have been edited. Volume 5 has been digitized for use by researchers.


Ua3/3/2 President's Office-Thompson Speech File, Wku Archives Jan 2010

Ua3/3/2 President's Office-Thompson Speech File, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Speeches written and delivered by WKU President Kelly Thompson at various events.


Ua3/9/5 Bob Hensley Eulogy, Wku President's Office Nov 2009

Ua3/9/5 Bob Hensley Eulogy, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Eulogy delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell at memorial service for alum and WKU supporter Bob Hensley who died November 11, 2009.


Ua3/9/5 Wku Energy Policy Announcement, Wku President's Office Mar 2009

Ua3/9/5 Wku Energy Policy Announcement, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Remarks and announcement by WKU president Gary Ransdell regarding WKU's energy policy and enumerating conservation efforts.


Ua3/9/5 Presentation To Joint Committee On Education, Wku President's Office Oct 2008

Ua3/9/5 Presentation To Joint Committee On Education, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Presentation by WKU president Gary Ransdell to the Kentucky Joint Committee on Education. Data regarding WKU enrollment, tuition, degrees awarded, student retention, graduation statistics, transfer students, Applied Research & Technology Program, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), SKy Teach, student financial aid, Finish WKU, Division of Extended Learning & Outreach (DELO), WKU Glasgow, WKU E-town/Radcliff/Ft. Knox, WKU Owensboro, Gatton Academy of Mathematics & Science and doctoral programs.


Ua3/9/5 Faculty & Staff Opening Convocation, Wku President's Office Aug 2008

Ua3/9/5 Faculty & Staff Opening Convocation, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell at fall convocation. He discusses achievements, budget cuts, strategic planning, tuition, construction and degree productivity.


Ua3/9/5 Student Rally At The Capitol, Wku President's Office Feb 2008

Ua3/9/5 Student Rally At The Capitol, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell at student rally against budget cuts in Frankfort, Kentucky.


Ua3/9/5 Improving The Education Attainment Of Kentuckians At All Levels, Wku President's Office Jan 2008

Ua3/9/5 Improving The Education Attainment Of Kentuckians At All Levels, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Presentation by WKU president Gary Ransdell at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Summit.


Ua3/9/5 Kentucky Teacher Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony, Wku President's Office Jan 2008

Ua3/9/5 Kentucky Teacher Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell at the 2008 Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame induction ceremony honoring Jan Lanham, Patrice McCrary and Shelia Miller.


Ua1c6 Events Photos, Wku Archives Jan 2008

Ua1c6 Events Photos, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of events not otherwise categorized.

  1. Demonstrations & Protests
  2. Commencement
  3. Homecoming
  4. Banquets / Dinners
  5. Conferences / Workshops
  6. Dedications
  7. Entertainment
  8. Exhibits

Includes images of College High and Training School events.


Ua3/9/5 Skyteach Announcement, Wku President's Office Nov 2007

Ua3/9/5 Skyteach Announcement, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Program and remarks used by WKU president Gary Ransdell's announcement of WKU's participation in the UTeach national initiative.


Ua3/9/5 Academy Of Math & Science Dedication, Wku President's Office Aug 2007

Ua3/9/5 Academy Of Math & Science Dedication, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Program and remarks used by WKU president Gary Ransdell at the Academy of Math & Science dedication ceremony.


Ua3/9/5 Commencement Speech, Wku President's Office May 2007

Ua3/9/5 Commencement Speech, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell at the Bowling Green Technical College commencement.


Ua3/9/5 Owensboro Rotary Remarks, Wku President's Office Jan 2007

Ua3/9/5 Owensboro Rotary Remarks, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Talking points used by WKU president Gary Ransdell while addressing the Owensboro, Kentucky Rotary Club.


Ua3/9/5 Faculty-Staff Convocation, Wku President's Office Aug 2006

Ua3/9/5 Faculty-Staff Convocation, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell at fall convocation. He discusses achievements, donations, athletics, WKU centennial, budget cuts, enrollment, tuition, commercialization of intellectual property, physical plant and construction.


Ua3/9/5 Budget Remarks, Wku President's Office Feb 2006

Ua3/9/5 Budget Remarks, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Remarks delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell regarding the budget process in 2006. It includes a list of critical needs for 2006 to 2008.


Ua3/9/5 Faculty-Staff Convocation, Wku President's Office Aug 2005

Ua3/9/5 Faculty-Staff Convocation, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell at fall convocation. He discusses achievements, growth, curriculum, cooperation, WKU spirit, international study programs and optimism.


Ua3/9/5 Special Unveiling Of Granite Panels On The Guthrie Bell Tower, Wku President's Office Aug 2005

Ua3/9/5 Special Unveiling Of Granite Panels On The Guthrie Bell Tower, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Program and talking points used by WKU president Gary Ransdell at the unveiling of the granite panels on the Guthrie Bell Tower honoring WKU servicemen and veterans.


Ua3/9/5 Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (Crep), Wku President's Office Aug 2005

Ua3/9/5 Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (Crep), Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Talking points used by WKU president Gary Ransdell regarding WKU's partnering with Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program.