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Formulating A Covenant Of Discipleship For The Membership Of The Gwinnett Church Of Christ, David Chisholm 2016 Abilene Christian University

Formulating A Covenant Of Discipleship For The Membership Of The Gwinnett Church Of Christ, David Chisholm

Doctor of Ministry Project/Theses

This project addressed the lack of a covenant of discipleship for the membership of the Gwinnett Church of Christ (GCC). The purpose of the project was to develop such a covenant document to help all the members of GCC better live out the process of becoming more like Jesus. To provide a theological foundation for this project, I explored discipleship in the exhortation sections of the book of Hebrews, which specifically addresses the need for greater commitment and intentionality amongst a community of faith. I also explored the theoretical framework of how formulating a discipleship covenant document could create progress ...


Acting Is Repetition, Job Barnett 2016 Cal Poly Pomona

Acting Is Repetition, Job Barnett

The STEAM Journal

A short discussion of repetition in acting.


The Dory Fleet Of Pacific City: An Annotated Bibliography, Kathleen Spring, Brenda DeVore Marshall, Andrea Snyder, Mary Beth Jones, Alicia Schnell, Gabrielle Leif 2016 Linfield College

The Dory Fleet Of Pacific City: An Annotated Bibliography, Kathleen Spring, Brenda Devore Marshall, Andrea Snyder, Mary Beth Jones, Alicia Schnell, Gabrielle Leif

Kathleen Spring

This annotated bibliography has been created as part of the Launching through the Surf: The Dory Fleet of Pacific City project. Kathleen Spring, Brenda DeVore Marshall, Andrea Snyder, Mary Beth Jones, Alicia Schnell, and Gabrielle Leif have contributed to the document. Many of the articles and other documents were found in personal scrapbooks and files. In many cases, the bibliographic information is incomplete. Research is ongoing, and the bibliography will be updated as additional information becomes available.


Engaging With The Dory Fleet: A Panel Discussion On A Collaborative College And Community Oral History Project, Brenda DeVore Marshall, Tyrone Marshall, Mary Beth Jones, Kathleen Spring, Jackson B. Miller 2016 Linfield College

Engaging With The Dory Fleet: A Panel Discussion On A Collaborative College And Community Oral History Project, Brenda Devore Marshall, Tyrone Marshall, Mary Beth Jones, Kathleen Spring, Jackson B. Miller

Kathleen Spring

This peer-reviewed program was presented at the annual Northwest Communication Association Conference in Coeur d’Alene Idaho on April 15, 2016. The presentation features an overview of the Launching through the Surf: The Dory Fleet of Pacific City project and includes detailed notes from each speaker.

Special thanks go to Mary Beth Jones and Brenda DeVore Marshall, who served as transcriber and editor for the detailed speaker notes.


Complete Issue 53(2), 2016 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Complete Issue 53(2)

Speaker & Gavel

Complete digitized issue (volume 53, issue 2) of Speaker & Gavel.


Toni Dach: What Forensics Did For Me, Toni Dach 2016 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Toni Dach: What Forensics Did For Me, Toni Dach

Speaker & Gavel

ALUMNI CORNER: The forensic community is filled with alumni who will tout the benefits they received through their participation in intercollegiate speech and debate activities. As directors of forensics programs face battles for budgets and sometimes for their program’s very existence, having a collection of published testimonies about the positive influence of forensics can be a tremendous help. To that end, Speaker & Gavel is setting aside space in each issue for our alumni to talk about how forensics has helped them in their professional life. These are our alumni’s stories.


Nate Dendy: What Forensics Did For Me, Nate Dendy 2016 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Nate Dendy: What Forensics Did For Me, Nate Dendy

Speaker & Gavel

ALUMNI CORNER: The forensic community is filled with alumni who will tout the benefits they received through their participation in intercollegiate speech and debate activities. As directors of forensics programs face battles for budgets and sometimes for their program’s very existence, having a collection of published testimonies about the positive influence of forensics can be a tremendous help. To that end, Speaker & Gavel is setting aside space in each issue for our alumni to talk about how forensics has helped them in their professional life. These are our alumni’s stories.


An Inductive Approach To Communication Analysis, Thomas Duke 2016 Minnesota State University, Mankato

An Inductive Approach To Communication Analysis, Thomas Duke

Speaker & Gavel

ALUMNI CHALLENGE: Forensic alumni can be a tremendous to individual programs and the activity as a whole. While we commonly ask alums to judge at tournaments or maybe even speak at a year-end banquet they don’t get many opportunities to address the entire forensics community. Through our “Alumni Challenges” Speaker & Gavel offers our alumni an opportunity to speak to the forensic community. We encourage them to challenge us to re-examine, re-envision, and possibly re-invent the way we operate as a community.


"My College Education Has Come From My Participation In The Forensics Team": An Examination Of The Skills And Benefits Of Collegiate Forensic Participation, Kristopher Copeland, Kendrea James 2016 Minnesota State University, Mankato

"My College Education Has Come From My Participation In The Forensics Team": An Examination Of The Skills And Benefits Of Collegiate Forensic Participation, Kristopher Copeland, Kendrea James

Speaker & Gavel

This qualitative case study provides an intensive and holistic description of the perceived educational benefits and skills developed by students who participate in forensics. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 19 students who were in the process of competing in speech and debate. Participants discussed multiple benefits of participating in forensics, such as improving skills in public speaking, listening, organization and structure, networking, time management, group work, and increasing knowledge and broadening worldview. Additionally, participants explained how the skills developed in forensics related to educational and professional experiences. The current study adds unique value by providing a comprehensive explanation of what ...


A New Test Of Issue Ownership Theory: U.S. Senate Campaign Debates, John C. Davis 2016 University of Arkansas at Monticello

A New Test Of Issue Ownership Theory: U.S. Senate Campaign Debates, John C. Davis

Speaker & Gavel

This study tests issue ownership theory on U.S. Senate debates. Issue ownership theory states that each of the two major American parties possess issues which the public perceive to be best handled by one party over another. Republicans are thought to be better at handling problems concerning national defense, foreign policy, and taxes. Democrats are believed to be better at addressing issues such as education, health care, and the environment. This study hypothesizes that, due to unique characteristics regarding the office being sought, U.S. Senate candidates from both major parties do not adhere to previously recognized patterns of ...


Front Matter, 2016 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Front Matter

Speaker & Gavel

Front matter and table of contents for volume 53, issue 2 of Speaker & Gavel.


Complete Issue 53(1), 2016 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Complete Issue 53(1)

Speaker & Gavel

Complete digitized issue (volume 53, issue 1) of Speaker & Gavel.


Issue Debates: Notecards In Extemporaneous Speaking, Joseph Kennedy, Jonathan Carter 2016 Concordia College, Moorhead

Issue Debates: Notecards In Extemporaneous Speaking, Joseph Kennedy, Jonathan Carter

Speaker & Gavel

Editor's Note: We are trying to bring debatable issues in the community to the forefront. Important contemporary issues are discussed at national tournaments, national conventions, and even at the average weekend tournament. But rarely are these issues written about in our journals. To foster those discussions, and in an effort to document some of the history of intercollegiate forensics, we will have an “Issue Debate” in each issue of Speaker & Gavel. For this issue, two well-known and successful coaches (and top-notch extempers in their day) debate the issue of note card use in extemporaneous speaking. We have seen this ...


Kevin Keatley: What Forensics Did For Me, Kevin Keatley 2016 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Kevin Keatley: What Forensics Did For Me, Kevin Keatley

Speaker & Gavel

The forensic community is filled with alumni who will tout the benefits they received through their participation in intercollegiate speech and debate activities. As directors of forensics programs face battles for budgets and sometimes for their program’s very existence, having a collection of published testimonies about the positive influence of forensics can be a tremendous help. To that end, Speaker & Gavel is setting aside space in each issue for our alumni to talk about how forensics has helped them in their professional life. These are our alumni’s stories.


Renita Jablonski: What Forensics Did For Me, Renita Jablonski 2016 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Renita Jablonski: What Forensics Did For Me, Renita Jablonski

Speaker & Gavel

The forensic community is filled with alumni who will tout the benefits they received through their participation in intercollegiate speech and debate activities. As directors of forensics programs face battles for budgets and sometimes for their program’s very existence, having a collection of published testimonies about the positive influence of forensics can be a tremendous help. To that end, Speaker & Gavel is setting aside space in each issue for our alumni to talk about how forensics has helped them in their professional life. These are our alumni’s stories.


Foamcore And The Future Of Speech, Dan Hungerman 2016 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Foamcore And The Future Of Speech, Dan Hungerman

Speaker & Gavel

Forensic alumni can be a tremendous to individual programs and the activity as a whole. While we commonly ask alums to judge at tournaments or maybe even speak at a year-end banquet they don’t get many opportunities to address the entire forensics community. Through our “Alumni Challenges” Speaker & Gavel offers our alumni an opportunity to speak to the forensic community. We encourage them to challenge us to re-examine, re-envision, and possibly re-invent they way we operate as a community.


Coverage Of The 2008 Presidential Primary Campaign By Males, Females, And Mixed Journalist Groups, Sheri Whalen 2016 Frostburg State University

Coverage Of The 2008 Presidential Primary Campaign By Males, Females, And Mixed Journalist Groups, Sheri Whalen

Speaker & Gavel

This study examines the trait, issue and tone coverage of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards during the 2008 Democratic presidential primary campaign by male, female and groups of male and female journalists in newspapers, newsmagazines and Sunday morning political television shows. Results indicate that the media focused more on traits than issues during the campaign. However, female and groups of male and female newspaper journalists focused more on issues than traits. All three journalist groups gave Hillary Clinton more negative than positive coverage and Barack Obama more positive than negative coverage. Female and groups of male and female ...


Motivated Reasoning And Viewers' Reactions To The First 2012 Presidential Debate, Jeffrey W. Jarman 2016 Wichita State University

Motivated Reasoning And Viewers' Reactions To The First 2012 Presidential Debate, Jeffrey W. Jarman

Speaker & Gavel

General election presidential debates are highly argumentative encounters filled with evidence, argument, and refutation. While the candidates come to the debates armed with evidence and arguments in support of their positions, it is unclear how the audience interprets the information. This paper reports the findings from a study of the first presidential debate in 2012. Participants evaluated the strength of arguments made by Obama and Romney, as well as which candidate won each segment of the debate. The study confirms that viewers do not dispassionately evaluate the debate, but instead are driven by partisan interests that lead them to find ...


But What Does It Mean?: Incorporating Creative Arts Therapy Into Forensic Pedagogy, Christina L. Ivey 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

But What Does It Mean?: Incorporating Creative Arts Therapy Into Forensic Pedagogy, Christina L. Ivey

Speaker & Gavel

In an effort to demonstrate how Creative Arts Therapy (CAT), or the use of art, performance, writing, and music as a therapeutic tool, can be employed to build a repertoire of interpersonal roles for students, this paper focuses on incorporating CAT modalities within forensics coaching pedagogy. As Reid (2012) built a bridge between performance studies and forensics competition to argue for the scholarly potential of interpretation, I construct a bridge between CAT and forensics to uncover another learning moment and engage in a conversation about coaching pedagogy. Integrating a CAT foundation in collegiate forensics is a way to not only ...


A Functional Analysis Of 2013 Mayoral Campaign Web Pages, Mark Glantz, Jeffrey Delbert, Corey Davis 2016 St. Norbert College

A Functional Analysis Of 2013 Mayoral Campaign Web Pages, Mark Glantz, Jeffrey Delbert, Corey Davis

Speaker & Gavel

This study adopts The Functional Theory of Political Campaign Discourse to content analyze political campaign web pages produced by mayoral candidates in six large American cities in 2013. Specifically, this analysis examines online campaign communication from Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, Houston, New York, and Seattle. Results of this analysis found that mayoral candidates used their websites to acclaim themselves more often than to attack their opponents or defend themselves against previous attacks. Additionally, these web pages addressed policy topics more often than they spoke about character concerns. The data also reveals important differences between the way incumbents and challengers use their ...


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