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Butte’S Online Service Community, Charity Lovshin 2018 Montana Tech

Butte’S Online Service Community, Charity Lovshin

Graduate Theses & Non-Theses

The problem that needs to be solved is that there is not one direct and/or instantaneously link/connection to service opportunities in Butte, Montana. The Coalition of Southwest Montana Continuum of Care is a group located in Butte that was formed the later part of 2017 to try and end homelessness in Butte. This online service community will be a catalyst in connecting the coalition, and other service groups, to the Butte community. Jesse James Garrett, in his book The Elements of User Experience, explains the process of how to build a successful online community. Tharon W. Howard, in ...


What Is My Role In This Situation? A White Girl’S Perspective In Ferguson, Mo, Samantha N. Shepherd 2018 James Madison University

What Is My Role In This Situation? A White Girl’S Perspective In Ferguson, Mo, Samantha N. Shepherd

VA Engage Journal

This paper is a self-reflection about white privilege after a service experience in Ferguson, Missouri in 2015. The paper draws on excerpts from a journal kept during the service experience in Ferguson and juxtaposes them with scholarship and news articles about privilege and the Black Lives Matter Movement.


A Comparative Analysis Of Media Representation Of Us College Athletic Scandals In Traditional News Media And Mediated Communication Within The College, Colleen Starrs 2018 Stephen F. Austin State University

A Comparative Analysis Of Media Representation Of Us College Athletic Scandals In Traditional News Media And Mediated Communication Within The College, Colleen Starrs

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study critically analyzes organizational and mass media communication about the Penn State Child Sexual Abuse Scandal of 2011. The author examines the different ways in which Pennsylvania State University administrators and officials communicated the scandal internally to their community (campus community and surrounding city community) and compared it to how The New York Times communicated the scandal through their unique media platform to the world. The timeline for the data is from November 1, 2011, to July 31, 2012, as the scandal broke to the world, as well as, the months immediately after. The findings suggest that as the ...


Intercultural Competency Development: A Case Study With Sit Study Abroad In Morocco, From A Trainers Lens, Amy Leap Miller 2018 SIT Graduate Institute

Intercultural Competency Development: A Case Study With Sit Study Abroad In Morocco, From A Trainers Lens, Amy Leap Miller

Capstone Collection

This Course-Linked Capstone in Training focuses on intercultural competency development, both of the practitioner’s own life journey and through the lens of study abroad, highlighting a Case Study with SIT Study Abroad in Morocco. This Capstone weaves together theory and practice of intercultural competence, experiential learning, social justice training, and study abroad. The practitioner’s self-analysis includes reflection of her Practicum time, as well as a timeline of her intercultural competency development, including growth areas in five categories: knowledge, skills, attitudes, awareness and language. This Capstone also reflects the journey of the practitioner’s growth as a social justice ...


Domestic Residents’ And Resident Advisors’ Narratives Of Disputes With International Roommates And Residents, Candace Mcmurrey 2018 University of Colorado Boulder

Domestic Residents’ And Resident Advisors’ Narratives Of Disputes With International Roommates And Residents, Candace Mcmurrey

Communication Undergraduate Honors Theses

A prevalent issue on U.S. college campuses is the complex relationships between international and domestic student roommates. The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand how domestic dorm residents and resident advisors narrate disputes they have with their international roommates or residents. The communication practice of narration served as evidence of sense-making for domestic students. Data was collected through in-person interviews and from online discussion boards. In the narratives, domestic students discussed their discomfort and the impossibility to live with difference in lifestyle. For resident advisors, conflict came from language barriers or a lack of communication between international ...


The Effects Of Coworker Relationships, Involvement, And Supportiveness On Job Satisfaction And Performance, Stephen F. Occhipinti, Nicholas M. Rollo, Eric J. Klimowicz 2018 Gettysburg College

The Effects Of Coworker Relationships, Involvement, And Supportiveness On Job Satisfaction And Performance, Stephen F. Occhipinti, Nicholas M. Rollo, Eric J. Klimowicz

Student Publications

Past research has indicated that relationships, involvement, and supportiveness have an effect on job satisfaction and performance. A study was done on Gettysburg College students who have had experience with group work. Sixty-four (29 males, 35 females) Gettysburg College students were used as participants in the study. The study was split fairly evenly between sophomores, juniors, and seniors. To start, the survey included two demographic questions: gender and class year. Participants completed an online survey about the relationships among group mates, group involvement, and group support experience. Questions about the overall satisfaction and performance were also included. A correlational design ...


Impact Of Motivation On Project Teams’ Performance In Information Technology, RAMU KARANAM 2018 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Impact Of Motivation On Project Teams’ Performance In Information Technology, Ramu Karanam

Dissertations and Theses

Sufficient motivation is a critical ingredient for any organization to derive optimal performances from their workforce. Project teams are an integral part of the efficient conduction of an information and communication technology company’s core operations. This study is dictated towards the evaluation of the main factors that influence the level of motivation portrayed by team members of information technology project teams. Through a comprehensive literature review, the research was able to uncover insightful trends in motivation patterns among project team members that might be useful to project managers. The findings of this research conclude that a project team manager ...


Implementing Agile Lean In Telecom Industry, SWAPNIL NARVEKAR 2018 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Implementing Agile Lean In Telecom Industry, Swapnil Narvekar

Dissertations and Theses

With the introduction of new technologies, there has been a huge competition in the Telecom industry to maintain the customer base and stay at the top of the competition. In order to retain the customer base, the telecom companies are required to provide a high quality of service to its customers. Agile Lean practices have been implemented in the manufacturing industries for decades and are well known for eliminating waste, reducing the delivery time of the products and services and at the same time enhance the quality of services provided to its customers. This research paper aims to study the ...


The Effects Of Rhythm For Social Emotional Learning Skills Development, Jonathan O. Mande 2018 Lesley University

The Effects Of Rhythm For Social Emotional Learning Skills Development, Jonathan O. Mande

Lesley University Community of Scholars Day

Many people talk about the importance of music in school and learning, we all know about its effects on cognitive development for children and adults. Though despite these universally known facts, music education programs are increasingly underfunded in schools, private lessons are not accessible to most people, while our country is simultaneously suffering from an increase in academic retention and destructive societal conflicts. Music brings all people together and at its core is rhythm. It makes available a space for joy; to fully express love, build bonds and strengthen our individual spirits. When used intentionally, music heals and is a ...


Relationship Between Leadership Styles And Job Satisfaction In Luxury Retail Project, CUIPING ZHANG 2018 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Relationship Between Leadership Styles And Job Satisfaction In Luxury Retail Project, Cuiping Zhang

Dissertations and Theses

This is a study on the impact of leadership styles on the employee job satisfaction in the luxury retail project management industry. The purpose of conducting this research is to identify the impact of different types of leadership styles on the employee job satisfaction towards the organization. This research examines major leadership styles, which may be summarized as autocratic leadership, democratic leadership laissez-faire leadership, transactional leadership and transformative leadership styles. The proposed research solution for this study is a qualitative correlational study. In this study specially designed questionnaires will be used to collect the primary data from targeting population which ...


Push Comes To Shove: Supporting Patrons Of Color In Your Institution, Kristyn Caragher, Aisha Conner-Gaten, Tracy Drake, Tonyia Tidline 2018 Loyola Marymount University

Push Comes To Shove: Supporting Patrons Of Color In Your Institution, Kristyn Caragher, Aisha Conner-Gaten, Tracy Drake, Tonyia Tidline

Aisha Conner-Gaten

In this session, participants will explore the ways in which systems of oppression, specifically white supremacy and racism, are built into our policies and procedures. We will examine the ways in which they contribute to systemic racism and harm patrons of color. Participants will learn to diffuse difficult situations, reflect on their privileges and biases that escalate situations, and work together to come up with anti-racist strategies to move towards racial equity in our institutions.


Scrum In Construction Industry To Improve Project Performance In Design Phase, YINGCHEN LIU 2018 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Scrum In Construction Industry To Improve Project Performance In Design Phase, Yingchen Liu

Dissertations and Theses

As building technologies dramatically developed over the past several decades, construction project delivery methods evolved tremendously. Since the Renaissance, the fields of architecture and construction have been regarded as complex art forms. Today, both disciplines are regarded more as technical fields meant to improve human functional, technological, and practical needs. Therefore, the management of a project plays a more critical role in contemporary construction projects.

Over the several decades, there has been no significant change in the way of construction projects management changes. However, client requirements and expectations are constantly evolving. Because of this disconnect, traditional construction management practices cannot ...


Understanding Unconventional Methods Of Self-Disclosure In New Relationships, Brandon Lepard 2018 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Understanding Unconventional Methods Of Self-Disclosure In New Relationships, Brandon Lepard

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Previous literature on the subject of self-disclosure in new relationships has failed to go into depth about the reasons why negatively-valenced self-disclosure can draw people closer together. In this study, the impact of personality type on the relational success of unconventional methods of self-disclosure is explored. The participants of the study were eight male, caucasian college-aged students who were each individually interviewed. The results of the study show that that personality type can play a large role in the relational success of such unconventional disclosure techniques, as well as the relational trajectory. Extraverts were more likely to positively react to ...


The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly: Students Report On Experiences With Instructors In Interpreter Education Programs, Ann Adamiak 2018 Western Oregon University

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly: Students Report On Experiences With Instructors In Interpreter Education Programs, Ann Adamiak

Master's of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) Theses

This research study was exploratory in nature, seeking to gather and document the experiences and perceptions of current and former students in interpreter education programs with the focus of interpreting between signed language and spoken language in the United States. Data was collected through an online survey for a three-week period, resulting in 514 consenting respondents from 40 states and 126 distinct interpreter education programs. The mixed methods study included quantitative and qualitative questions. The qualitative responses were coded, and emergent themes were identified in a grounded theory approach (Corbin & Strauss, 1990; McMilan & Schumacher, 2009; Strauss & Corbin, 1994, 1998). In this study, the data-driven themes have been limited to two top 10 lists for the most prevalent categories of positive and negative experiences with instructors. The findings show that the top 10 negative categories of student-reported experiences with faculty are: Personality; Feedback/Grading; Classroom Management; Intolerance for Others; Lack ...


Implementing Project Management Principles In Digital Advertising Age, Yuanqing Jiang 2018 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Implementing Project Management Principles In Digital Advertising Age, Yuanqing Jiang

Dissertations and Theses

Digital advertising is a rapidly evolving industry in the US, which only has a short history of 20 years. As the demand for brands and advertisers to accurately target their audiences at the right time has increased, projects have been gradually featured as the most critical revenue-generating factor for companies in the advertising industry to survive. The advertising ecosystem, which includes agencies, technology vendors, media partners, brands and publishers, has developed as a complex system which requires efficient project management methodologies to meet the increasing demands of the industry.

This thesis aims to discuss the main problem for a lot ...


Librarians' Use Of Social Media For Informal Scientific Communication In University Libraries In South-South Nigeria, Omorodion Okuonghae CLN, Edwin Achugbue PhD, Monday O. Ogbomo PhD 2018 WESLEY UNIVERSITY, ONDO

Librarians' Use Of Social Media For Informal Scientific Communication In University Libraries In South-South Nigeria, Omorodion Okuonghae Cln, Edwin Achugbue Phd, Monday O. Ogbomo Phd

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated the use of social media for informal scientific communication among librarians in university libraries in South-South geo-political zone of Nigeria. The descriptive survey method was used for the study. The population of the study was 284 librarians in university libraries in South-South Nigeria. 284 copies of questionnaire were administered for this study. In response, 202 copies were retrieved and found useable, thereby indicating a response rate of 71%. The data was analysed using mean and frequencies. The hypothesis was testes using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient r. The findings indicated that librarians use social media tools such ...


Global Brain Dynamics During Social Exclusion Predict Subsequent Behavioral Conformity, Nick Wasylyshyn, Brett H. Falk, Javier O. Garcia, Christopher N. Cascio, Matthew B. O'Donnell, C. R. Bingham, Bruce G. Simons-Morton, Jean M. Vettel, Emily B. Falk 2018 University of Pennsylvania

Global Brain Dynamics During Social Exclusion Predict Subsequent Behavioral Conformity, Nick Wasylyshyn, Brett H. Falk, Javier O. Garcia, Christopher N. Cascio, Matthew B. O'Donnell, C. R. Bingham, Bruce G. Simons-Morton, Jean M. Vettel, Emily B. Falk

Departmental Papers (ASC)

Individuals react differently to social experiences; for example, people who are more sensitive to negative social experiences, such as being excluded, may be more likely to adapt their behavior to fit in with others. We examined whether functional brain connectivity during social exclusion in the fMRI scanner can be used to predict subsequent conformity to peer norms. Adolescent males (n = 57) completed a two-part study on teen driving risk: a social exclusion task (Cyberball) during an fMRI session and a subsequent driving simulator session in which they drove alone and in the presence of a peer who expressed risk-averse or ...


Conversations That Matter: How A Thriving Public Sphere Makes Better Citizens And Better Neighbors, Kylie Schreiber 2018 Valparaiso University

Conversations That Matter: How A Thriving Public Sphere Makes Better Citizens And Better Neighbors, Kylie Schreiber

Bridge/Work

While it is true that the most recent presidential election cycle highlighted deeply rooted divisions lying in our American democracy, there is more to this separation than politics. Globalization and polarization have acted as catalysts, in part, to the decline of neighborliness and citizenship in America. I argue that a return to the “public” sphere in local communities can remedy this. This paper tests this theory by strategically selecting public policies and civic engagement activities that attempt to accomplish this goal of returning to the public and evaluating them on their ability to do so.

There are important questions about ...


Call For Manuscripts, 2018 University of Dayton

Call For Manuscripts

Basic Communication Course Annual

Submissions are invited for publication consideration in Volume 31 (2019) of the Basic Communication Course Annual. Managed by the Basic Course Division of the National Communication Association and published by the University of Dayton, the Annual publishes the best scholarship available on topics related to the basic course and is distributed nationally to scholars and educators interested in the basic communication course. Each article will be published online at http://ecommons.udayton.edu/bcca/ and indexed on the journal’s website. All manuscripts submitted to the Annual will undergo blind peer review. Two or three members of the editorial board ...


The Impact Of Class Size On The Speech/Time Ratio In The Public Speaking Course, Brent Kice 2018 University of Houston-Clear Lake

The Impact Of Class Size On The Speech/Time Ratio In The Public Speaking Course, Brent Kice

Basic Communication Course Annual

Authors were asked to prepare an essay as if they were writing a letter to their dean (whose academic training was in another discipline) who (1) asked that enrollment in each basic course section be increased to a level that compromises the pedagogy of the basic course or (2) proposed that the required basic communication course be eliminated from the university’s general education program.

Here, the author discusses the pressures of increased class sizes. The nature of public speaking requires that class time be divided between instruction and graded student speeches. An increase in allotted time in one area ...


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