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Ua3/9/5 Opening Faculty & Staff Convocation, Wku President's Office Aug 1999

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

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell at the fall convocation. He discusses freshman orientation, change, Challenging the Spirit strategic plan, budget and funding model, tuition, new buildings, technology, parking, curriculum, dormitories, Diddle Arena renovations, University Senate and employee benefits.


Promoting Informed Decision-Making: The Role Of Message Structure, Clifford Scherer, Katherine Mccomas, Napoleon Juanillo Jr., Lisa Pelstring Jun 1999

Promoting Informed Decision-Making: The Role Of Message Structure, Clifford Scherer, Katherine Mccomas, Napoleon Juanillo Jr., Lisa Pelstring

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment (1990-2002)

The authors analyze two empirical explorations of relationships between the composition of risk message and critical thinking within audiences.


Risk Comparisons In A Democratic Society: What People Say They Do And Do Not Want, Branden B. Johnson Jun 1999

Risk Comparisons In A Democratic Society: What People Say They Do And Do Not Want, Branden B. Johnson

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment (1990-2002)

Using an exploratory focus group, Dr. Johnson examines citizen responses to common risk message techniques.


Ua3/9/5 Commencement Speech - Itsy Bitsy Spider, Wku President's Office May 1999

Ua3/9/5 Commencement Speech - Itsy Bitsy Spider, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Commencement speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell to the Class of 1999.


Leadership Development In The Christian Church And Churches Of Christ In Northeast Nebraska, Wayne Dykstra May 1999

Leadership Development In The Christian Church And Churches Of Christ In Northeast Nebraska, Wayne Dykstra

Doctor of Ministry Project/Theses

This project/thesis focuses on the leadership needs of the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ in northeast Nebraska in general and of Wakefield Christian Church in particular. The leadership context of Wakefield Christian Church was analyzed utilizing a congregational profile inventory, the presentation of a leadership development course, an evaluation instrument, and conversations and interviews of the church leadership. The success or failure of organizations will depend upon the quality of the leadership. The objective of this project was to provide a leadership course which would produce better leaders who could make a difference in the kingdom of God ...


Agenda For April 5, 1999 Class Meeting, Edna Louise Saffy Apr 1999

Agenda For April 5, 1999 Class Meeting, Edna Louise Saffy

Saffy Collection - All Textual Materials

Speech 2600.


Agenda For March 15, 1999, Edna Louise Saffy Mar 1999

Agenda For March 15, 1999, Edna Louise Saffy

Saffy Collection - All Textual Materials

Class agenda for March 15, 1999.


Ua3/9/5 Bowling Green Noon Rotary Club Speech, Wku President's Office Feb 1999

Ua3/9/5 Bowling Green Noon Rotary Club Speech, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell to the Noon Rotary Club in Bowling Green, Kentucky regarding strategic planning and change at Western Kentucky University.


Malthusian Worlds: U.S. Leadership And The Governing Of The Population Crisis, Ronald Walter Greene Jan 1999

Malthusian Worlds: U.S. Leadership And The Governing Of The Population Crisis, Ronald Walter Greene

Ronald Walter Greene

No abstract provided.


Media 101 Curriculum Outline By Emmanuel Mario B Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Manila, The Philippines 1999, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Jan 1999

Media 101 Curriculum Outline By Emmanuel Mario B Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Manila, The Philippines 1999, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

The “Why’s and How-come’s” of teaching and learning Media 101 Brief History of Communication, Journalism, Media and the Internet Old Media and New Media: A Young Mind's Comparative Study of available media in The Philippines Pop Media Now and Next: Enjoying the Media for Better Understanding. Trip to the Media: Engaging the Professionals Creating your Own Popmedia “My Popmedia” Post-mortem Media Presentation Community outreach


Front Cover Jan 1999

Front Cover

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Contents Jan 1999

Contents

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Get Your Modem Runnin', Get Out On The I-Way: Encouraging Internet Investigations In The Basic Course, Glen Williams, Joni M. Johnson-Jones Jan 1999

Get Your Modem Runnin', Get Out On The I-Way: Encouraging Internet Investigations In The Basic Course, Glen Williams, Joni M. Johnson-Jones

Basic Communication Course Annual

The Internet can be a valuable resource for instructors and students alike. Students need to develop Internet savvy to take advantage of its holdings and to use it responsibly. Instructors can help students develop such savvy by providing pointers for its use as well as by taking them through a few exercises. Once students have learned to proceed efficiently and judiciously, the Internet can be a powerful vehicle for assisting their investigations.


The Basic Communication Course At U.S. Colleges And Universities: Vi, Sherwyn P. Morreale, Michael S. Hanna, Roy M. Berko, James W. Gibson Jan 1999

The Basic Communication Course At U.S. Colleges And Universities: Vi, Sherwyn P. Morreale, Michael S. Hanna, Roy M. Berko, James W. Gibson

Basic Communication Course Annual

This is the sixth in a series of investigations of the basic communication course, begun in 1968 by members of the Undergraduate Speech Instruction Interest Group of the Speech Association of America. This study was replicated in 1974, 1980, 1985, and 1990. Each of these studies gathered and reported information on instructional practices and administrative issues in the basic course at two- and four-year colleges and universities. In this study, the survey instrument from 1990 was revised to reflect contemporary concerns and mailed to the National Communication Association mailing list of 1500 schools. Data were analyzed and presented from 292 ...


Communication Apprehension, Self-Efficacy, And Grades In The Basic Course: Correlations And Implications, Karen Kangas Dwyer, Dennis A. Fus Jan 1999

Communication Apprehension, Self-Efficacy, And Grades In The Basic Course: Correlations And Implications, Karen Kangas Dwyer, Dennis A. Fus

Basic Communication Course Annual

This article presents a study examining the relationship among communication apprehension (CA), self-efficacy (S-E), and grades in the basic communication course. Data were gathered from 208 undergraduate students enrolled in a public speaking course that fulfills a university-wide core curriculum requirement. Respondents completed MCroskey's (1982) Personal Report of Communication Apprehension (PRCA-24), the Self-Efficacy in the Class scale (SECL) adapted from Pintrich and DeGroot's (1990) Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire, and two researcher-designed questions regarding S-E for college (SECOL). Results indicated that although trait and context CA are significantly correlated with final grades. In fact, multiple-regression showed that S-E ...


Analyzing C-Span In The Basic Communication Course, Jim Schnell Jan 1999

Analyzing C-Span In The Basic Communication Course, Jim Schnell

Basic Communication Course Annual

Use of C-SPAN in the basic communication course as data for analysis is described. Specific focus is on Persian Gulf War presentations made August 2, 1990 - January 16, 1991 by President George Bush. Analysis of these presentations exemplifies how similar analysis can be done of other public speakers. An explanation of how to procure C-SPAN videotapes is provided.


Back Cover Jan 1999

Back Cover

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Commentary: An Idea For Restructuring The Basic Communication Course: A "Time When Needed" Modular Approach, Donald D. Yoder Jan 1999

Commentary: An Idea For Restructuring The Basic Communication Course: A "Time When Needed" Modular Approach, Donald D. Yoder

Basic Communication Course Annual

This commentary suggests a different way of structuring the basic communication course. Instead of trying to teach a variety of communication course, this commentary develops a modular approach to the basic course to be taught in smaller units and at times in a student's studies when the communication skills in the specific units are more relevant. A tentative schedule for the units is suggested.


Editorial Board Jan 1999

Editorial Board

Basic Communication Course Annual

Editors and manuscript reviewers for Volume 11 of Basic Communication Course Annual


Title Page Jan 1999

Title Page

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


How Basic Course Directors Evaluate Teaching Assistants: Social Constructionism In Basiccourseland, Nancy L. Buerkel-Rothfuss Jan 1999

How Basic Course Directors Evaluate Teaching Assistants: Social Constructionism In Basiccourseland, Nancy L. Buerkel-Rothfuss

Basic Communication Course Annual

This essay examines the ways basic course directors assess their teaching staff. In particular, the study describes ways course directors from a variety of disciplines use language to evaluate teaching competence and to differentiate among staff members with regard to job performance. As would be expected, most course directors in this sample used evaluation terms such as good/bad or effective/ineffective. Only a few used other types of differentiation schemes, such as those based on maturity of the teaching assistant or attitudes toward teaching.


Will The Dazzling Promise Blind Us? Using Technology In The Beginning Public Speaking Course, Mary Mino Jan 1999

Will The Dazzling Promise Blind Us? Using Technology In The Beginning Public Speaking Course, Mary Mino

Basic Communication Course Annual

Because proponents of technology promise that by using electronic media, such as computer and video technologies, students' communication skills will improve, many public speaking instructors are using or considering using various types of technology. However, the effectiveness of various technologies as vehicles for delivering communication skill instruction have yet to be examined extensively. Therefore, communication educators need to assess the value of technology as compared to conventional delivery systems and consider the challenges before incorporating technology into the beginning public speaking course. This essay presents an overview of some of the uses of technology in the public speaking course, describes ...


Branching Out To Meet The Needs Of Our Students: A Model For Oral Communication Assessment And Curriculum Programs, Patricia A. Cutspec, Kevin M. Mcpherson, Julie H. Spiro Jan 1999

Branching Out To Meet The Needs Of Our Students: A Model For Oral Communication Assessment And Curriculum Programs, Patricia A. Cutspec, Kevin M. Mcpherson, Julie H. Spiro

Basic Communication Course Annual

Two of the multiple primary tasks facing post-secondary institutions across the country are revisiting and revitalizing general education or core programs and developing appropriate techniques for assessing the value of these programs. Following years of development and refinement, Western Carolina University has created an oral communication general education program that not only meets the needs of individual students, but also encouraged consistency across the curriculum emphasizing and assessing the skills learned in the basic course. We have answered the call for revisitation and reform regarding the best pedagogical and epistemological strategies for developing competent communicators, and our results have been ...


Author Information Jan 1999

Author Information

Basic Communication Course Annual

Biographical information about the authors who contributed to Volume 11 of Basic Communication Course Annual.


Call For Papers Jan 1999

Call For Papers

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Basic Communication Course Annual Vol. 11 Jan 1999

Basic Communication Course Annual Vol. 11

Basic Communication Course Annual

Full issue (192 pages, 7.056 MB)


Journalism/ Mass Communication Program World Wide Web Sites: Content, Functionality And Promotional Value, Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D Apr Jan 1999

Journalism/ Mass Communication Program World Wide Web Sites: Content, Functionality And Promotional Value, Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D Apr

Douglas J. Swanson, Ed.D APR

Despite the popularity of promotionally-oriented Web sites within journalism/ mass communication programs in higher education, there has been little examination of sites and their contents. Almost no research has focused on visual, informational, and operational enhancements, or how Web sites of different higher education programs in the discipline differ from each other. This research addresses some of the unanswered questions about how journalism/ mass communication Web sites use enhancements to communicate with online users.


“Indians,” “Braves,” And “Redskins”: A Performative Struggle For Control Of An Image, Jackson B. Miller Jan 1999

“Indians,” “Braves,” And “Redskins”: A Performative Struggle For Control Of An Image, Jackson B. Miller

Faculty Publications

Native American groups across the country have been protesting the use of their symbols and heritage in sports arenas for over a decade. Yet, particularly in the realm of professional sports, these protests have not generated significant changes in attitudes and practices. This critical essay examines several Native American protest events to reveal the factors contributing to the failure of the reform movement and to suggest some strategies for rhetorically reformulating the campaign.


Designing For Lifeworlds: Genre And Activity In Information Systems Design And Evaluation , Clay Ian Spinuzzi Jan 1999

Designing For Lifeworlds: Genre And Activity In Information Systems Design And Evaluation , Clay Ian Spinuzzi

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Increasingly, professional communicators design and evaluate information systems (ISes) (e.g., online help, websites, databases). Yet the dominant theoretical frameworks (computational psychology, formalism) and research methodologies for designing and evaluating ISes are limited in important ways. These Cartesian frameworks tend not to explore rhetorical issues: society, culture, history, interpretation. I address these issues with a theory and a research methodology (a theory-guided research approach) that I developed by conducting five empirical studies of IS use;I critique existing theories and research methodologies, then draw on scholars such as Mikhail Bakhtin, Lev Vygotsky, Yrjo Engestrom, Edwin Hutchins, and Charles Bazerman to ...


Knowing Each Other's Minds: Japanese And American Experts Share Knowledge , Lee Stanley Tesdell Jan 1999

Knowing Each Other's Minds: Japanese And American Experts Share Knowledge , Lee Stanley Tesdell

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

International communication is often examined through the lens of miscommunication and grounded in the simplistic notion that effective international communication requires learning culture-wide rules. Culture-wide generalizations, however, don't work beyond the most elementary level. In fact, international communication is often characterized by understanding rather than miscommunication---knowledge sharing that may be influenced by interlocutors having similar knowledge and common purposes;Here I explore the question of what contributes to the ability of technical experts from different cultures to communicate with each other. I analyzed transcripts of face-to-face meetings between a Japanese Ministry of Agriculture official, Tatsuya Go, and six Iowa ...