Who Do You Think You Are?, 2015 Iowa State University
Who Do You Think You Are?, Liz Zabel, Mitchell Yoon
Adam Grimm, senior in horticulture and German studies at Iowa State, is training to swim the English Channel. After years of heavy smoking and struggling to accept his sexuality, he’ll make his ! rst attempt during his scheduled July 20–30, 2015 window.
A question-and-answer column with Adam Grimm.
Drinking In Different Cultures, 2015 Iowa State University
Drinking In Different Cultures, Terigele, Becky Eilers
Name a culture that doesn’t like to drink. (OK, so maybe Mormons, Muslims and Catholic Priests aren’t so keen on it.) Drinking is one of the most common social activities among American college students. Shocker, no? ! e love of alcohol reaches across cultures, so Ethos gathered information on how other countries enjoy knocking one back..
Quickies: How To Avoid Gymtimidation, 2015 Iowa State University
Quickies: How To Avoid Gymtimidation, Traer Schon, Amira Khatib, Ethos Magazine, Jessica Bartemes, Miranda Cantrell, Jared Raney
Going to the gym can be a pretty intimidating experience. From the moment you walk in, you are inundated with impressive displays of human ability. Some guy is in the corner benching what looks like 3,000 pounds. You see someone else flex and rip his shirt off . A girl is just finishing up lap 300 on the track. The air is filled with the sound of weights crashing, the faint smell of body odor and frequent usage of the word “bro.” For some people, adapting to this strange environment is a breeze, but for those of us not yet ...
Who Do You Think You Are? Kate Poore, 2015 Iowa State University
Who Do You Think You Are? Kate Poore, Devon O'Brien, Briana Wengert, Yue Wu
A kingdom reigns in the Midwest: the Kingdom of Calontir. Kate Poore, or Katherine of Arles as known by her lads and ladies, leads Iowa State’s Medieval Re-Creationist Club (MRC) as part of this kingdom. The sophomore in history gives us the lowdown of the Middle Ages existing in the 21st century.
A question-and-answer column with Kate Poore.
Festival 101, 2015 Iowa State University
Festival 101, Amira Khatib, Mackenzie Ferguson
Every summer brings a huge list of music festivals, each a jam-packed weekend full of your favorite artists and a slew of new bands and experiences. Whether you’ll be back home, working in a cool city or stuck in Ames, there is a music festival nearby or cool enough to warrant a weekend road trip. We’ve done all the dirty work for you and made a list of some of the best festivals in the country, so pick one, gather your friends and go.
Pull The Trigger: Students Stick To Their Guns, 2015 Iowa State University
Pull The Trigger: Students Stick To Their Guns, Nguyet Bui, Yue Wu
Four blasts echoed through Ames 30 minutes before midnight on Saturday, March 9. The noise fired from the barrel of a revolver during a disagreement between two minors in the parking lot of Zeke’s, less than a mile west of campus on Lincoln Way. The shots were heard by Ames Police officers who “observed several people fighting in the parking lot and running from the area,” according to a press release from the Ames Police Department. After interviewing people at the scene, officers took the minors to juvenile court for carrying a concealed weapon, reckless use of a firearm ...
A Newbie's Guide To The Bars, 2015 Iowa State University
A Newbie's Guide To The Bars, Amira Khatib, Jordan Welch, Kait Mckinney
Your first time at the bar can be a tricky rite of passage. We share our beginner tips so your friends won’t find you in the corner Googling “proper bar etiquette,” or “best drinks to order at the bar” the night of your 21st birthday.
Who Do You Think You Are?, 2015 Iowa State University
Who Do You Think You Are?, Traer Schon, Taylor Wertzberger, Tiffany Herring
Walking on central campus on a Sunday afternoon, you may notice a strange game being played. This game isn’t soccer, it isn’t dodgeball, it isn’t capture the flag—it’s a combination of all three. For Quidditch president Andrew Folkmann, it’s not just a game—it’s a competitive sport.
A question-and-answer column with Andrew Folkmann.
Taking Adventure To New Heights, 2015 Iowa State University
Taking Adventure To New Heights, Dallas Daws, Renae Meines, Liz Zabel, Craig Brown
I lean forward and as we flip through the air, my stomach leaves my body. I am free falling, plummeting to the earth at 120 miles per hour. An inexplicable feeling of invincibility mixed with a humbling sense of my mortality wash over me. Intense adrenaline rushes out every extremity. Somehow, there is a huge grin on my face which wouldn’t disappear until long after I arrived back on the ground.
The Board Border, 2015 Iowa State University
The Board Border, Cole Komma, Lynne Reiter, Tiffany Herring, Ditch Skateboards
Skateboard culture is a lot like high school—cliques rule. You have your technical skaters, your punk skaters blah blah and so on. Certain skateboarders fi t into these cliques and stay within them. When an individual does something diff erent—let’s say longboarding, for example—an openminded few may accept that person, but most will ostracize him or her.
Utopian Visions In Radical Communities: Burning Man, 2015 SIT Graduate Institute
Utopian Visions In Radical Communities: Burning Man, Anthony J. Colella Sir
This research paper is a collection of utopian visions gathered from the Radical Community of Burning Man. The goal of this research is to collect a sample of utopian visions from this community, organize them, and share them in a way that can be effectively used in a professional and/or activist environment. Research was done in the fall of 2013 at the Burning Man Festival, in 2014 at a Regional Burning Man Event: Lakes of Fire, and with the Burner Community around these times. The primary research question is: "What are utopian visions of the 'Burning Man' radical community ...
Words To Live By: How Experience Shapes Our Information World At Work, Play And In Everyday Life, 2015 The University of Western Ontario
Words To Live By: How Experience Shapes Our Information World At Work, Play And In Everyday Life, Angela Pollak
University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
Background: A considerable amount of effort has been spent studying information behaviours and practices associated with formal, professional contexts and documentary, tangible sources of information. Comparatively, relatively little is known about non–documentary and experience-based information found in informal, nonformal, blue collar and rural contexts. Experiences of everyday life are often neglected from a research standpoint because they are seen as common, familiar, and unremarkable. Research Question: By exploring familiar experiences of everyday life in one specific, marginalized context, my goals were to contribute to the body of interdisciplinary literature describing non–problem–based phenomena and non–documentary, experience-based sources ...
Setting The Standard: A Study Of The Walt Disney Resort Service Model, 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Setting The Standard: A Study Of The Walt Disney Resort Service Model, Kelsey Freeman
Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration
Companies are constantly seeking new ways to keep up with the changing expectations of customers. In the hospitality industry customizing guest service to each individual guest is a step that can be taken to create lasting relationships. The Walt Disney Resorts are worth examining for their high rate of return. The purpose of this study was to analyze the best practices and success of personalizing guest experience at the Walt Disney Resorts. The researcher used a case study checklist to gather information about the efforts Disney makes to customize guest experiences.The study found that allowing guests to customize their ...
Fuller, Mike (Fa 792), 2015 Western Kentucky University
Fuller, Mike (Fa 792), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
FA Finding Aids
Finding aid and full text paper (click Additional Files below) for Folklife Archives Project 792. This collection features a term paper about raccoon hunting in Clinton County, Kentucky. Included in the paper are personal experience narratives and details about how to go about the hunt. The project was completed by Western Kentucky University student Mike Fuller for credit in an "Introduction to Folk Studies" class.
Tourism And Recreation Trends And Outlook: Montana's Varied Traveler - A Look Into Quarterly Differences, 2015 University of Montana - Missoula
Tourism And Recreation Trends And Outlook: Montana's Varied Traveler - A Look Into Quarterly Differences, Norma P. Nickerson, Megan Schultz
Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications
This report shows a Montana tourism and recreation outlook for 2015 and a review of 2014 data.
From Grapes To Wine To Brands To Culture: A Qualitative Study Of Kentucky Wineries And Kentucky Wine Producers, 2015 University of Kentucky
From Grapes To Wine To Brands To Culture: A Qualitative Study Of Kentucky Wineries And Kentucky Wine Producers, Benjamin J. Triana
Theses and Dissertations--Communication
The Kentucky wine industry has grown from six wineries in 1999 to more than sixty wineries as of 2013. However, the industry has reached a crucial point in its development as funds allotted from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement ended in 2014. As a result, Kentucky wine producers must navigate the demands of local, regional, national, and international wine markets without the same amount of economic support provided in the early stages of the industry’s development.
The purpose of this study was to investigate (1) how Kentucky wine producers use cultural associations to manage their brands, (2) communicate with ...
Food-Based Activities Versus Material Possessions: Alternatives To Consumption, 2015 Portland State University
Food-Based Activities Versus Material Possessions: Alternatives To Consumption, Robin René Wikoff, Madeleine E. Pullman
Business Administration Faculty Publications and Presentations
We examine how food-related experiential activities offer different types of intrinsic pleasures, create an alternative path to consumerism, and subsequently affect happiness and well-being. Participant’s perspectives on these activities are compared to those of their favourite material possessions to explore the differences in meaning and motivations. Phenomenological interviews centred on food activities and material possessions revealed that experiential food-related hobbies are valued highly and a source of great life satisfaction because of meeting a variety of psychological needs. These activities offer an alternative conception of what it is to flourish and to enjoy a ‘high’ standard of living as ...
The Institutionalization Of Ethics, 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
The Institutionalization Of Ethics, Keri Schwab, Laurie Browne
No abstract provided.
A Cross-Cultural Comparison Of Weekend–Trips In Religious Tourism: Insights From Two Cultures, Two Countries (India And Italy), 2014 Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune, India
A Cross-Cultural Comparison Of Weekend–Trips In Religious Tourism: Insights From Two Cultures, Two Countries (India And Italy), Kiran A. Shinde, Katia Rizello
International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage
This paper explains peculiarities, significance, and universality of weekend-trips as significant form of religious tourism using a comparative analysis of this phenomenon in two pilgrimage sites from two different cultures (and countries), namely, Vrindavan in India and the Shrine of Santimissi Medici in Italy. The findings derived from a case-study approach and visitors’ survey method confirm that religious tourism falls under the more general category of leisure and that visitors who flock to these places on weekends do not coincide either with general models proposed in the extant literature, nor can they be assimilated to the conventional categories of pilgrims ...
The Economic Review Of The Travel Industry In Montana: 2014 Biennial Edition, 2014 The University of Montana - Missoula
The Economic Review Of The Travel Industry In Montana: 2014 Biennial Edition, Kara Grau, Jake Jorgenson, Norma P. Nickerson
Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications
This review provides current and historical data of nonresident travel and tourism in Montana, and offers the industry's economic contributions to the state.