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Mobile Technology Applications In The Finnish Confirmation Work, Eveliina Ojala MTh, Tapani Innanen DTh 2015 University of Eastern Finland

Mobile Technology Applications In The Finnish Confirmation Work, Eveliina Ojala Mth, Tapani Innanen Dth

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

No abstract provided.


The Use Of Reality Television And Social Media By Mormon Fundamentalist Groups. Changing Representations, Minds, And Laws., Mathilde Vanasse-Pelletier 2015 University of Montreal

The Use Of Reality Television And Social Media By Mormon Fundamentalist Groups. Changing Representations, Minds, And Laws., Mathilde Vanasse-Pelletier

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

This presentation will describe the interactions between religious fundamentalisms, in this case in the form of polygamous Mormon culture, and information technology. We will also discuss the way that the various information transmission strategies used by advocates of plural marriage can lead to effective changes in laws and public policies by presenting the case of the prosecution of the Brown family, stars of Sister Wives, by the State of Utah.


Social Media And Mainline Protestant Church Communities In The Middle West, Seth Allen, Joshua M. Avery 2015 King University

Social Media And Mainline Protestant Church Communities In The Middle West, Seth Allen, Joshua M. Avery

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

No abstract provided.


Ever Learning, But Never Coming To A Knowledge Of The Truth? Religious Polling And Information Centers, Larry Poston, Linda Poston 2015 Nyack College

Ever Learning, But Never Coming To A Knowledge Of The Truth? Religious Polling And Information Centers, Larry Poston, Linda Poston

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

Abstract

In our information-saturated world, it is appropriate to ask how religious communities use data that has been gathered by reputable research and/or poll-taking organizations. Perhaps a more pertinent question would be whether religious communities do, in fact, use such information – or whether they deliberately ignore the discoveries of information-gathering groups. Do religious groups who have adopted a “Moses/Christ/Muhammad Against Culture” approach to their surroundings (borrowing H. Richard Niebuhr’s classic paradigm) tend to go their own way despite the sociological and demographic information made available to them? Would the various “Moses/Christ/Muhammad Of Culture” groups ...


Syllable Circles For Pronunciation Learning And Teaching, Charlie Cullen, Keith Gardiner, John B. Whipple 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology

Syllable Circles For Pronunciation Learning And Teaching, Charlie Cullen, Keith Gardiner, John B. Whipple

Articles

Syllable Circles is an interactive visualization representing prominence as a feature in short phrases or multi-syllable words. They were designed for Computer Aided Pronunciation Teaching as a part of English Language Teaching. This study explores the question of if and how interactive visualizations can affect English Language Learners’ awareness of prominence, or stress, in English pronunciation. The study followed seven learners and three teachers. Think-aloud protocols, notes from direct observation and interviews of two groups allowed for six streams of data. It was found that interactive visualizations of syllable circles facilitate noticing prominence. Learners and teachers believed interactive visualizations were ...


Encouraging Bipartisanship: Polarization And Civility As Rhetorical Tools For Ameliorating The U.S. Senate’S Partisan Environment, Angela M. McGowan Ms. 2015 The University of Southern Mississippi

Encouraging Bipartisanship: Polarization And Civility As Rhetorical Tools For Ameliorating The U.S. Senate’S Partisan Environment, Angela M. Mcgowan Ms.

Dissertations

On October 1, 2013, the Senate buckled under the pressure of intense partisanship. Dramatically demonstrating their lack of mutual agreement, senators refrained from conducting the nation’s business for 16 days. Considerable media attention covered this shut down, especially the ensuing rhetorical activities of the Senate’s female policymakers who urged bipartisanship. The flurry of activity surrounding the legislative impasse sparked this dissertation’s conceptual orientation. Accordingly, this investigation reveals how Washington lawmakers can, in good faith, set aside partisan views in order to accommodate policy objectives.

This project reveals rhetorical strategies that, when utilized, are capable of facilitating Senate ...


Challenges Facing International Students At Dominican, Khalif Y. Manyanki 2015 Dominican University of California

Challenges Facing International Students At Dominican, Khalif Y. Manyanki

Scholarly and Creative Works Conference

In fall 2014, I produced a 20-minute film to address the challenges that international students face at Dominican University. Speaking from experience (I am from Kenya), it took me a while to fit in my new school after I came from Africa. I was homesick, lonely and many things did not make much sense. I sensed that other foreign students must have been experiencing the same challenges. Hence, I interviewed students from Brazil, Colombia, Ivory Coast, Saudi Arabia and Spain to find out their feelings and thoughts. The interviews were recorded on campus. These international students said they struggled to ...


An Ethnography Of Coffee Houses, Haley N. Moon 2015 Dominican University of California

An Ethnography Of Coffee Houses, Haley N. Moon

Scholarly and Creative Works Conference

Researchers have examined public spaces and how individuals relate to these places. Recently celebrated are coffee houses. They offer a fertile ground for communication and socialization. Coffee houses have a history of being an environment of interactions from one-on-one conversation to voicing public opinions and holding forums and meetings. Due to cultural and environmental shifts, coffee houses are being utilized by an increased number of individuals for a work and telecommuting space as well as face-to-face to networking communication. In addition to these forms of communication, coffee houses are a space for solitary reflection to journal, read, and work independently ...


Monsters, Ghosts And Coasters; Noise, Toys, And Sea Creatures: Comparing Six Major Theme Park Halloween-Themed Events, Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D APR 2015 California State University - Fullerton

Monsters, Ghosts And Coasters; Noise, Toys, And Sea Creatures: Comparing Six Major Theme Park Halloween-Themed Events, Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D Apr

Douglas J. Swanson, Ed.D APR

In times past, Halloween was recognized as a fairly innocent children’s holiday involving trick-or-treating in suburban neighborhoods. Today, Halloween is more commonly recognized as an opportunity for teenagers and adults to attend parties, dress in provocative costumes, and participate in increasingly terrifying scare zones at Halloween-themed events. This case study research analyzes social media communications of six major themed amusement parks in regard to Halloween. Three research questions are addressed and answered. The study identifies key similarities and differences between the parks’ communication outreach. Findings support earlier research suggesting Halloween-themed events contribute to negative social and cultural outcomes. The ...


Student Learning In High-Impact Practice Mass Communication Courses, Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D APR 2015 California State University - Fullerton

Student Learning In High-Impact Practice Mass Communication Courses, Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D Apr

Douglas J. Swanson, Ed.D APR

College and university high-impact practice (HIP) courses involve students in intensive values-focused learning inside and/ or outside of the traditional classroom environment. Much research has documented that participation in HIPs increases student retention and graduation rates. At the same time, the nontraditional learning structure of an HIP course can complicate a thorough assessment of student learning. Anecdotal evidence reflects strong involvement in HIPs by mass communication programs, although communication efforts in this regard are not as well documented in the literature as efforts in other fields. This essay briefly defines HIPs and presents an appropriate theory that would guide HIPs ...


Vocational Narratives Of Senior Executive Retirees In A Technical Agency And Their Sense Of Safety In The Workplace, Sarah Bender 2015 Pepperdine University

Vocational Narratives Of Senior Executive Retirees In A Technical Agency And Their Sense Of Safety In The Workplace, Sarah Bender

Undergraduate Research And Scholarly Achievement Symposium

While research has been conducted on safety and risk management in technical agencies as well as vocational histories of senior executives, little research has been done to determine how a senior executive's vocational narrative helps him or her develop a safety mindset. The goal of this study is guided by the following research question: How does the vocational history of a senior government executive in a technical agency help contribute to his or her sense of safety and risk management? Through the use of in-depth, vocational narrative interviews with retired nuclear executives and thematic analysis, this study found reoccurring ...


Minero Magazine, Volume Xx, Spring 2015, UTEP Student Publications 2015 University of Texas at El Paso

Minero Magazine, Volume Xx, Spring 2015, Utep Student Publications

The Prospector

Cover Story: Divergent Lives


Shaping The Repository, Paul Royster 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Shaping The Repository, Paul Royster

Library Conference Presentations and Speeches

Repositories play 2 critical roles: collection and dissemination. How Nebraska's repository has progressed despite not taking common expert advice. Remarks on the current state of publishing. Opportunities for library publishing and disruptive innovation. A call for scholarship to "come out of Babylon"--the commercial marketplace that inhibits the free creation and sharing of knowledge. A call for librarians to take leadership in the evolution of new roles and relationships with our faculty colleagues. Sturm und Drang, hyperbole, irony, and passion.

Note: Download button links to pdf version. PowerPoint slides (~30mb) attached below as related file.


Kimmel Volunteer Enrollment Form, Debora Heidzig 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Kimmel Volunteer Enrollment Form, Debora Heidzig

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Faculty & Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


The Guardian, March 25, 2015, Wright State University Student Body 2015 Wright State University

The Guardian, March 25, 2015, Wright State University Student Body

The Guardian Student Newspaper

Twelve page issue of The Guardian, the official student-run newspaper for Wright State University. The Guardian has been published regularly since March of 1965.


The Olive Tree, Volume 23 Issue 1, 2015 The University of Maine

The Olive Tree, Volume 23 Issue 1


The Olive Tree, published twice each year by Fogler Library at the University of Maine, features articles about library projects, collections, technological innovations, and events. The hallmark of the Fogler Library Friends, an ancient engraving of an olive tree, was adopted from the title page of La Cosmographie Universelle by André Thevet. The two volume encyclopedia, which was published in Paris in 1575, is shelved in the Library's Special Collections Department. One of the longest living trees, the olive tree parallels the development of civilizations.


The Prospector, March 24, 2015, UTEP Student Publications 2015 University of Texas at El Paso

The Prospector, March 24, 2015, Utep Student Publications

The Prospector

Headline: Shoot 'Em Up Texas


The Guardian, March 18, 2015, Wright State University Student Body 2015 Wright State University

The Guardian, March 18, 2015, Wright State University Student Body

The Guardian Student Newspaper

Twelve page issue of the The Guardian, the official student-run newspaper for Wright State University. The Guardian has been published regularly since March of 1965.


The Prospector, March 17, 2015, UTEP Student Publications 2015 University of Texas at El Paso

The Prospector, March 17, 2015, Utep Student Publications

The Prospector

Headline: Celebrating Engineers


Nursing Program Ranked Among Nation’S Best, Mark D. Weinstein 2015 Cedarville University

Nursing Program Ranked Among Nation’S Best, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

Cedarville University’s online Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) is one of the highest-ranked programs in the nation, according to SmartChoice’s Super Scholar rankings. Cedarville’s program is ranked number 20 of the top “50 Best Online Masters in Nursing Programs of 2015.”

Data for the ranking was obtained from websites such as the National Center for Education Statistics. Online nursing schools considered for this ranking had to be accredited by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) to ensure ...


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