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Ua1c11/93 Wku Forensics Team Photo Collection, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c11/93 Wku Forensics Team Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs created by and about the WKU Forensics Team.


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.


Ua1c6/1 Demonstration / Protest Photos, Wku Archives Jan 2018

Ua1c6/1 Demonstration / Protest Photos, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of student / faculty demonstrations and protests of various types.


Ua3/9/5 Hall Of Distinguished Alumni Speech, Wku President's Office Oct 2017

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

WKU Archives Records

Speech written and delivered by Gary Ransdell on his and his wife, Julie Ransdell's induction into the WKU Hall of Distinguished Alumni.


What’S In A Name?: The Evolution Of The Female Identity In Shalimar The Clown, Jessica Barksdale Nov 2016

What’S In A Name?: The Evolution Of The Female Identity In Shalimar The Clown, Jessica Barksdale

Undergraduate Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture

No abstract provided.


English Grammar: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, Wendy Delk Nov 2016

English Grammar: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, Wendy Delk

Undergraduate Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture

No abstract provided.


Until Valhalla, Mr. Krebs, William J. Williford Nov 2016

Until Valhalla, Mr. Krebs, William J. Williford

Undergraduate Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture

No abstract provided.


Come On In, The Writing's Fine: Preserving Voice And Generating Enthusiasm In My English 100 Syllabus, Elisa Leah Berry Oct 2016

Come On In, The Writing's Fine: Preserving Voice And Generating Enthusiasm In My English 100 Syllabus, Elisa Leah Berry

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This thesis explores the potential for creating a composition syllabus that presents a model of good writing, is an enthusiastic invitation to the discipline, and provides a clear roadmap to success, not only for the course, but also for the students’ college career. This is especially useful for an increasingly diverse student community that arrives to college with a varying knowledge of the academic institution, with its specialized language and systems. The project explores the existing research on syllabus crafting, uses current composition studies and a survey of English 100 students to interrogate the rhetorical situation of the author’s ...


The Liberty Counsel's : An Ideographic Analysis, Daniel M. Chick Apr 2016

The Liberty Counsel's : An Ideographic Analysis, Daniel M. Chick

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Ideology is a powerful means of persuasion in contemporary audience appeals. Through the means of ideographic and fragmentary analyses provided by Michael Calvin McGee (1980, 1990) and Saindon (2008), I examine the rhetorical appeals made by the Liberty Counsel, an evangelical Christian organization, which provides legal counsel for cases regarding “religious liberty.” Through an ideographic and fragmentary analysis, I conclude that the Counsel utilizes the ideograph as a superseding means of denoting its ideology. Further, I argue that is the ideograph that represents the ontological nature of the organization’s philosophy and serves as the guiding principle for many of ...


Crisis Of Man To Crisis Of Men: Ray Rice And The Nfl's Transition From Crisis Of Image To Crisis Of Ethics, Heidi E. Sisler Jul 2015

Crisis Of Man To Crisis Of Men: Ray Rice And The Nfl's Transition From Crisis Of Image To Crisis Of Ethics, Heidi E. Sisler

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Using typologies by Benoit (1995), Seeger (2006), and Heath (2006) this study argues that when an organization encounters multiple complications (e.g., perceived guilt, magnitude of harm, nature of the victims, etc.) compounding a crisis situation, that the organization’s best course of action is to employ atonement rhetoric. Second, this study also argues for the inclusion of a new best practice in crisis communication, which highlights the importance of organizations to recognize the impact visual evidence, especially video footage, has on complicating crisis response while also increasing demand for an appropriate and timely response. To do this the study ...


Ua12/2/38 Congress Debating Club, Wku Archives Jan 2015

Ua12/2/38 Congress Debating Club, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about the Congress Debating Club including minute books, programs, club constitution, and more.


Ua1c11/58 Dan Curd Photo Collection, Wku Archives Jan 2015

Ua1c11/58 Dan Curd Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs donated by Dan Curd.


[Sabbatical Report], Angela M. Jerome Apr 2014

[Sabbatical Report], Angela M. Jerome

Sabbatical Reports

I use argumentation theory to illustrate that the NCAA's main obstacle in defending its policies on amateurism and impermissible benefits, that many perceive to be problematic, lies in the fact that its justifications are built on weak premises that conflict with the core values of its opposition. In (a further) essay I argue that the typology of renewal rhetoric, which is largely understudied, may be used as a tool for collegiate athletic directors to follow when navigating a "risky" hire. (Finally I) will report the results of a longitudinal, RCap-funded study I conducted during my sabbatical to assess one ...


Ua1c11/67 Randall Capps Photo Collection, Wku Archives Jan 2014

Ua1c11/67 Randall Capps Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs and negatives of WKU Forensics Teams and unidentified theater productions.


Ua3/9/5 President's Office-Ransdell Speech File, Wku Archives Jan 2013

Ua3/9/5 President's Office-Ransdell Speech File, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Speeches written and delivered by Gary Ransdell.


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 ...


A Change In Competition: Assessing The Nfa-Ld Community And Its Views On Topical Counterplans, Matthew Whitman May 2012

A Change In Competition: Assessing The Nfa-Ld Community And Its Views On Topical Counterplans, Matthew Whitman

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Intercollegiate academic debate allows students to participate in various contests and competitions to demonstrate expertise in argumentation and public speaking (Freeley & Steinberg 2009). The National Forensic Association's Lincoln-Douglas (NFA-LD) debate is a two-person style of policy-based debate, and it borrows much of its argumentative structure from other team-based debate organizations (Freeley & Steinberg, 2009). Yet it also prohibits other theoretical arguments from being used through its codified rules. This project seeks to examine current NFA-LD community attitudes towards the prohibition of topical counterplans, a theoretical negative argument, in the event.


Discourse And Conflict: The President Barack H. Obama Birth Certificate Controversy And The New Media, Timothy Lee Adams May 2011

Discourse And Conflict: The President Barack H. Obama Birth Certificate Controversy And The New Media, Timothy Lee Adams

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

A creative exploration of the consequences of public speech in the era of freely accessible, social media, as the author, a former elections official, records and explores the consequences of public dissent in the case of President Barack Obama’s eligibility controversy. This non-fiction narrative culminates with the author’s analysis and observations on both his personal experiences and the state of public speech and political power in contemporary America.


Ua12/2/22 Western Kentucky State Normal Commonwealth, Wku Moot Congress Jan 2011

Ua12/2/22 Western Kentucky State Normal Commonwealth, Wku Moot Congress

WKU Archives Records

Undated report of the WKU Moot Commonwealth Committee on Resolutions. Resolutions regarding transportation, economic development, alchohol and conservation.


Ua12/2/22 Moot Congress, Wku Archives Jan 2011

Ua12/2/22 Moot Congress, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records regarding the Moot Congress and Commonwealth created by the Kit Kat Club in order to practice debate and learn about government.


Ua3/8/8 President's Office-Meredith Speech File, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua3/8/8 President's Office-Meredith Speech File, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Speeches written and delivered by Thomas Meredith.


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.


Ua3/7/3 President's Office-Alexander Speech File, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua3/7/3 President's Office-Alexander Speech File, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Speeches written and delivered by Kern Alexander, includes audiotapes.


Ua1b2/2 Anniveraries - Allied Institutions, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua1b2/2 Anniveraries - Allied Institutions, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records regarding anniversaries celebrated by allied institutions such as Ogden College, Southern Normal School and the Bowling Green Business University.


Presidential Communication To Children: An Analysis Of Persuasive Strategies In Presidential Speeches, Patricia Joyce Grice Aug 2010

Presidential Communication To Children: An Analysis Of Persuasive Strategies In Presidential Speeches, Patricia Joyce Grice

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This thesis explores the content of presidential communication to children, specifically the only three presidential speeches that have been designed for children. These three speeches are President Barack Obama's speech to children in 2009, George H.W. Bush's speech to children in 1991, and Ronald Reagan's speech to children in 1988. Through content analysis this thesis was designed to determine whether persuasive strategies were used in these messages to children, and if persuasive strategies were present, which ones were used. Through qualitative analysis conducting a focus group discussion with children exposed to one of the presidential speeches ...


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.


A Speech-Language Pathologiest Perspective On The Referral And Assessment Of Bilingual Children Whose Primary Language Is Not English, Kathleen M. Schulte Jan 2010

A Speech-Language Pathologiest Perspective On The Referral And Assessment Of Bilingual Children Whose Primary Language Is Not English, Kathleen M. Schulte

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

This study presents the results from a survey issued to speech-language pathologists in the state of Kentucky regarding their perspectives on referral and assessment of bilingual speakers whose primary language is not English. The study was conducted to determine methods for decreasing the over-identification of bilingual students served for speech and language disorders. Literature review indicates an over-identification of non-English speakers in special education and related services programs nationwide. There are many possible reasons for this over-identification some of which include: lack of English instruction prior to testing in English, Speech-Language Pathologists’ preparation level, and shortage of appropriately normed assessment ...


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.