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Cbpr And A Multitrack Model Of Development: A Critical Ethnography Of A Community-Based Health Communication Project., Jeanette Dillon, Kate Magsamen-Conrad 2016 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus

Cbpr And A Multitrack Model Of Development: A Critical Ethnography Of A Community-Based Health Communication Project., Jeanette Dillon, Kate Magsamen-Conrad

Kate Magsamen-Conrad

Scholars in development communication have called for a more participatory approach in development programs. However, the traditional, generally top-down approach associated with the modernization paradigm still dominates in practice [1]. The mere existence of participatory models has not been enough to move the participatory approach to prominence. Sparks has noticed the discrepancy between theory and practice observing that although the dominant paradigm has been disparaged and the participatory paradigm praised since the 1970s, researchers have been slow to adopt participatory methods [1]. This discrepancy may be because in practice, participation is difficult to manipulate, control, analyze and evaluate. We argue ...


Developing An Intergroup Communication Intervention Curriculum: Enhancing Workforce Skills Across Generations, Kate Magsamen-Conrad, Jeanette M. Dillon, Lisa Hanasono, Paul Valdez 2016 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus

Developing An Intergroup Communication Intervention Curriculum: Enhancing Workforce Skills Across Generations, Kate Magsamen-Conrad, Jeanette M. Dillon, Lisa Hanasono, Paul Valdez

Kate Magsamen-Conrad

This chapter describes a community-based participatory research project that embraces opportunities to augment the skills necessary to excel in an increasingly diverse workforce, especially in terms of proficiency in communication, social interaction, and technology. The Intergroup Communication Intervention (ICI) provides needed technology skills training to older adults in a community setting t improve intergroup relationships, foster positive civic attitudes and skills, and reduce ageist attitudes of younger adults. Participants build workforce skills necessary for future success as the project advances group and interpersonal communication skills across generations using technology pedagogy to bridge the divide. The ICI approach is systematic and ...


Best Practices For Student Learning Assessment In Smaller-Sized Undergraduate Mass Communication Programs, Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D APR 2015 California State University - Fullerton

Best Practices For Student Learning Assessment In Smaller-Sized Undergraduate Mass Communication Programs, Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D Apr

Douglas J. Swanson, Ed.D APR

Assessment of student learning in higher education is no longer optional, because the public increasingly expects universities to spend less and produce more. Generating detailed, meaningful assessment is challenging, particularly for smaller-sized mass communication programs with limited resources. Mass communication-focused assessment literature is scarce. This best practices essay reviews other research to illustrate proven examples of ways to assess simply and effectively in undergraduate mass communication programs to achieve maximum faculty support and curriculum improvement.


The Masculine Mystique, Michael W. Chancellor Jr. 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

The Masculine Mystique, Michael W. Chancellor Jr.

Master's Theses

This textual analysis explores the rhetoric of exclusion among homosexual men by analyzing DouchebagsofGrindr.com. The rhetoric of exclusion is used by some homosexual men in order to achieve hegemonic masculinity based on performance of gender, age, race, and physical characteristics to conquer stereotypes of femininity. The gay community utilizes civil rights rhetoric in order to create a dialogue about equality; unfortunately a disturbing number of gay community members frequently discount homosexual male minorities, perpetuating the notion that homosexual minorities are unattractive because they violate heteronormative gender performances. Analyzing the artifact DouchebagsofGrindr.com allows for a glimpse into the self-deprecating ...


My Confidant, My Coworker: The Interpersonal Relationship Of Work Spouses, Shaunda M. French 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

My Confidant, My Coworker: The Interpersonal Relationship Of Work Spouses, Shaunda M. French

Dissertations

In the present study, participants described their relationship with their perceived work spouse. After completing a pre-qualifying survey to substantiate the assumed relationship, qualitative in-depth interviews were conducted. The thirty individuals answered questions relating to how they identify a work spouse relationship, the effects this relationship has on both inside and outside additional relationships and the reasons the relationship developed. After analyzing and transcribing the data, the qualitative software program Nvivo was utilized to discover themes and subthemes.

Work spouses were found to be an additional type of intimate relationship, which is both unique and yet relatable to other types ...


Media Representation Of Islam And Muslims In Southern Appalachia, Saundra K. Reynolds 2015 East Tennessee State University

Media Representation Of Islam And Muslims In Southern Appalachia, Saundra K. Reynolds

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Southern Appalachian attitudes about the religion of Islam and Muslim adherents are influenced largely by mass media's representations. With more than 80% of Appalachia’s population following Protestant Christianity, exposure to Islam in daily life is limited. Media outlets offer the greatest exposure to information about the religion and its adherents. This thesis examined the region's media representation of Islam and Muslims to determine what images are most often portrayed. Research following a twoyear span of reporting in Southern Appalachia studied substance, word frequency, imagery, and editing used in articles that focused on Islam and Muslims. Through the ...


Who Do You Think You Are? Vonnie, Andreas Haffar, Amber Klootwyk, Julie Doyle 2015 Iowa State University

Who Do You Think You Are? Vonnie, Andreas Haffar, Amber Klootwyk, Julie Doyle

Ethos

The beginning of then six-year-old Ja’Von “Vonnie” Latimore's immense fascination with the insect world all started with the accidental squashing of her sister’s ladybug. She couldn’t resist the temptation to take a stick from the yard, poke the bug apart and examine its parts


Bad Teachers, Kelsey Rindfleisch, Alixandria Collins, Meredith Kestel 2015 Iowa State University

Bad Teachers, Kelsey Rindfleisch, Alixandria Collins, Meredith Kestel

Ethos

Not every class can be a cakewalk. From three-hour labs to brutal exams, there are a number of factors that can take a class from an “easy A” to a nightmare in no time. But sometimes, the class matters less than who’s teaching it. We asked Iowa State students to tell us about some of their worst experiences with instructors—with any luck, your MWF 8 a.m. won’t seem so bad in comparison.


Where Are They Now?, Coreen Robinson, Mikayla Larsen, Charlie Coffey 2015 Iowa State University

Where Are They Now?, Coreen Robinson, Mikayla Larsen, Charlie Coffey

Ethos

Graduation is just around the corner at Iowa State this spring, but for many students the adventure doesn’t end once they become alumni. Iowa State boasts alumni living in every state and several countries around the world. We caught up with a few of them to see where they are now.


The Odd One Out, Jessica Tull, Mitchell Yoon, Isaac Biehl 2015 Iowa State University

The Odd One Out, Jessica Tull, Mitchell Yoon, Isaac Biehl

Ethos

I looked in disbelief at the kid who’d just snatched my backpack. I’d known him since fi rst grade, and he’d earned his reputation as a cocky prankster. We were 13 now. But we were friends, classmates… Scholars’ Bowl teammates, for Pete’s sake. Th is was a joke, surely. “Say it! Or your backpack’s going in the highway.” He mock-threw it toward the 5 p.m. traffi c in front of our high school, and I lunged for it, grabbing a strap. We wrestled over the $10 Wal-Mart bag for a few moments before he ...


The F Word, Lewis Moar, Nailah Fitzgerald, McClane Gill 2015 Iowa State University

The F Word, Lewis Moar, Nailah Fitzgerald, Mcclane Gill

Ethos

As a British exchange student here at Iowa State, I frequently tackle the question, “What’s most different about your home university, compared to us?” Often falling upon surprised ears, my answer is feminism—or rather, the lack of it here in Ames. Am I looking nostalgically back across the Atlantic with rose-tinted glasses while criticising the students of ISU more than deserved? Almost certainly—we exchangers love doing that.


Broken Promises, Emily Eppens, Mitchell Yoon, McClane Gill 2015 Iowa State University

Broken Promises, Emily Eppens, Mitchell Yoon, Mcclane Gill

Ethos

I only very recently have become confident in myself. It took me a while to fi nd my footing, to discover who I was and what I am capable of. To get to where I am now, full of potential and excitement for the future, I had to go through a lot of dark spots. I think my story is one that should be told. I am not writing to brag about myself or make me out to be this heroic, strong figure—I’m writing because I want students that find themselves in similar situations to know that they ...


America 101, Varad Dimate, Ryan Eiffert, Charlie Coffey 2015 Iowa State University

America 101, Varad Dimate, Ryan Eiffert, Charlie Coffey

Ethos

About 12 students are gathered in a small room in the old Landscape Architecture building. One of the students steps up to make a presentation on his intended major and resulting opportunities. Others take notes and make comments about the presenter on a rubric sheet. This might seem like any other English class one is required to take before graduation. However, these students haven’t yet started with for-credit classes.


He Said, Ze Said, Rachel Vipond, Nailah Fitzgerald, Isaac Biehl 2015 Iowa State University

He Said, Ze Said, Rachel Vipond, Nailah Fitzgerald, Isaac Biehl

Ethos

Thrust into the chaos of freshman orientation, you met more people than you could remember. You tried to remember their name, major, hometown…and preferred personal pronoun? Chances are, probably not.


Sexual Assault, Elaine Godfrey, Alixandria Collins, Amber Klootwyk 2015 Iowa State University

Sexual Assault, Elaine Godfrey, Alixandria Collins, Amber Klootwyk

Ethos

“I remember being at a house party. I remember someone biting me....and I definitely remember saying no.” Emily Williams* is a graduate student in agronomy at Iowa State University. Less than a year ago, Williams woke up to a man kissing her shoulder. She leapt out of bed, demanding to know who he was and she watched as the man’s expression became panicked.


Obsessed, Sam Chantarasak, Mikayla Larsen, Tomhas Huhnke, Kelly Schiro 2015 Iowa State University

Obsessed, Sam Chantarasak, Mikayla Larsen, Tomhas Huhnke, Kelly Schiro

Ethos

University life can be stressful—with seemingly endless assignments, readings, homework, social dilemmas and fi nding the balance between clubs and schoolwork, it might seem to the average student that college is the hardest challenge they have had to face so far in their lives.


Turning The Tassel, Traer Schon, Mackenzie Geary 2015 Iowa State University

Turning The Tassel, Traer Schon, Mackenzie Geary

Ethos

We go to college with the hopes of earning a degree that will one day get us a job. Although for most of our four (or more) years here, that seems like a distant and far-off achievement, but in our last year we eventually succumb to the unavoidable and begin the search. After the endless preaching from advisors, the non-stop flood of emails from Career Services and the relentless pimping of successful alumni in our department, we may start to get the idea that our dream career is just one great cover letter away. It can feel like getting hired ...


Fan-Addicts, Zachary Neuendorf, Kaley Lempke, Sam Greene 2015 Iowa State University

Fan-Addicts, Zachary Neuendorf, Kaley Lempke, Sam Greene

Ethos

Imagine the entire world wakes up tomorrow, and the idea of sports—the memories of wins and losses and the tossing balls—has vanished. Besides viewing the massive stadiums planted everywhere as playpens inserted by extraterrestrial forces, what would change? For starters, located all around your house would be sports paraphernalia of humanized animals striking warrior poses, looking vicious and unforgiving. Feeling uneasy, you would move them into an empty closet, lay a blanket over them or completely dispose of them, fearful of what they represent.


The Ames Beat: Entering The Local Music Scene, Celeste Welshhons, Ryan Eiffert, Jonathan Laczniak, Meredith Kestel 2015 Iowa State University

The Ames Beat: Entering The Local Music Scene, Celeste Welshhons, Ryan Eiffert, Jonathan Laczniak, Meredith Kestel

Ethos

Becoming involved with the Ames music scene might sound a bit difficult at first, but if you simply go to a few shows around town, you may start networking and maybe even picking up band members before you know it. Nate Logsdon is the President of Maximum Ames Records, the co-founder of the Maximum Ames Music Festival and one of the co-owners of the Iowa Music Store. One of the other co-owners of the Iowa Music Store is Bryon Dudley, who is also one of the people in charge of Nova Labs, another Ames record label.


Road Trip! A Guide To Four-Wheeled Fun, Aleks Ivanisevic, Stephanie Breen 2015 Iowa State University

Road Trip! A Guide To Four-Wheeled Fun, Aleks Ivanisevic, Stephanie Breen

Ethos

Sure, taking a long drive alone can be relaxing, but being alone on a full-length road trip can push you to insanity. When planning a road trip, it’s a good idea to go with your friends. Be selective in who you choose to travel with. Make sure you get along with everyone for the most part because you will be in a confined space for an extended amount of time. Road tripping with friends makes for better company and better memories. So, gather your squad, and get your show on the road!


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