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Paul’S Contextualization Of The Gospel Before The Areopagus In Acts 17, Philip J. Luca Nov 2008

Paul’S Contextualization Of The Gospel Before The Areopagus In Acts 17, Philip J. Luca

Senior Honors Theses

The following thesis is an analysis on Paul’s presentation of the gospel to the Areopagus as recorded in Acts 17:22-31. The reasons behind his drastic permutation of the kerygma will be scrutinized by studying the exposition of the main components of the speech in parallel with an analysis of his audience. The objective of the thesis is to investigate the Apostle’s consistency with the orthodox kerygma as well as his interaction with the Gentile listeners. In conclusion, consequences for a relevant gospel presentation today will be proposed in light of Paul’s homily to the Areopagite Council.


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.


The President And The Press: The Framing Of George W. Bush’S Speech To The United Nations, Stephen D. Cooper, Jim Kuypers, Matt Althous Oct 2008

The President And The Press: The Framing Of George W. Bush’S Speech To The United Nations, Stephen D. Cooper, Jim Kuypers, Matt Althous

Communications Faculty Research

In this essay, we provide a brief overview of how frames work, discuss the relationship of frames to the news media, and perform a qualitatively based, comparative framing analysis of President Bush’s speech to the United Nations and the mainstream American press response that followed. Findings suggest that by the end of formal military operations in Afghanistan, the press was increasingly framing its reports in such a way that President Bush’s public statements were inaccurately transmitted to the public at large. Three key findings are advanced: one, the press depicted the Bush administration as an enemy of civil ...


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.


Comedy In Unfunny Times: News Parody And Carnival After 9/11, Paul Achter Jul 2008

Comedy In Unfunny Times: News Parody And Carnival After 9/11, Paul Achter

Rhetoric and Communication Studies Faculty Publications

Comedy has a special role in helping societies manage crisis moments, and the U.S. media paid considerable attention to the proper role of comedy in public culture after the 9/11 tragedies. As has been well documented, many popular U.S. comic voices were paralyzed in trying to respond to 9/11 or disciplined by audiences when they did. Starting with these obstacles in mind, this essay analyzes early comic responses to 9/11, and particularly those of the print and online news parody The Onion, as an example of how “fake” news discourse could surmount the rhetorical chill ...


X Is A Journey: Embodied Simulation In Metaphor Interpretation, L. David Ritchie Jul 2008

X Is A Journey: Embodied Simulation In Metaphor Interpretation, L. David Ritchie

Communication Faculty Publications and Presentations

This essay compares simulation-based accounts of metaphor processing recently proposed by Gibbs (2006a) and Ritchie (2006), using examples of metaphors based on the metaphor vehicle "journey" from four different texts. From analysis of these different examples, it is concluded that simulation may come into play at different levels, depending on the metaphor and the context in which it is used. Further, it is suggested that the imaginative simulation of the object or action named by a metaphor vehicle, proposed by Gibbs, incorporates a partial subset of detail-level perceptual simulators. This leads to the proposal that the two models describe cognitive ...


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.


Social Organizations As Reconstitutable Networks Of Conversation, Klaus Krippendorff Jan 2008

Social Organizations As Reconstitutable Networks Of Conversation, Klaus Krippendorff

Departmental Papers (ASC)

This essay intends to recover human agency from holistic, abstract, even oppressive conceptions of social organization, common in the social sciences, social systems theory in particular. To do so, I am taking the use of language as simultaneously accompanying the performance of and constructing reality (my version of social constructivism). The essay starts with a definition of human agency in terms of its linguistic manifestation. It then sketches several leading conceptions of social organization, their metaphorical origin and entailments. Finally, it contextualizes the use of these metaphors in conversation, which leads to the main thesis of this essay that the ...


Capitalizing On Affect: Viagra (In)Action, Kristin A. Swenson Jan 2008

Capitalizing On Affect: Viagra (In)Action, Kristin A. Swenson

Scholarship and Professional Work - Communication

Recent cultural criticisms of Viagra’s advertisements and promotional materials have argued that rhetorical constructions of Viagra users reestablish a hegemonic masculinity premised on heterosexual standards of traditional gender norms (Baglia, 2005; Bordo, 2000; Loe, 2004). Cultural critics have also noted that Viagra’s promotional materials allow “for alternative readings by potential users who do not fall into the category of the ‘traditional/ideal’ Viagra user” including women and homosexual men (Mamo & Fishman, 2001, p. 14). What most criticisms fail to take into account is that Viagra, like other lifestyle drugs, does not only reestablish cultural constructs of the contemporary ...


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.


Gloria Steinem, "Testimony Before Senate Hearings On The Equal Rights Amendment" (6 May 1970), Jill M. Weber Jan 2008

Gloria Steinem, "Testimony Before Senate Hearings On The Equal Rights Amendment" (6 May 1970), Jill M. Weber

Communication Studies Faculty Scholarship

In her testimony before the Senate ERA hearings, Gloria Steinem refuted sex‐based myths about women and championed the ERA. Situating the ERA within the larger civil rights movement, Steinem called on Congress to acknowledge women's oppression as a serious political issue. She also worked to make women's rights issues more appealing to a mainstream audience by talking about the ERA's benefits for men and women and by emphasizing the democratic principles it embodied.