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Whatever It Takes: A Literature Review Exploring The Psychological Cost Of Actor Training And How Drama Therapy Can Help, Kelsey Burke May 2023

Whatever It Takes: A Literature Review Exploring The Psychological Cost Of Actor Training And How Drama Therapy Can Help, Kelsey Burke

Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses

This review examines the literature as it relates to the psychological and emotional impact of professional training programs for student-actors. Special attention is paid to student-actors’ developmental stage, mental health and trauma history, possible exposure to sexual harassment in rehearsal or classroom settings, specific acting techniques taught, and power dynamics between student-actors and acting teachers. Also examined is data on the potential effects that the application of trauma-informed drama therapy approaches could have on this population. This is followed by a proposed outline for a supervision-style class for student-actors led by a drama therapist intended to introduce drama therapeutic principles …


Writing The Nation: Writing And Teaching With An Oer American Literature Textbook, Doug Davis Apr 2023

Writing The Nation: Writing And Teaching With An Oer American Literature Textbook, Doug Davis

All Things Open

In this lightning talk, I share my experience writing and teaching with my own OER textbook. I was hired by University of North Georgia Press to co-author an American literature OER textbook titled Writing the Nation for the University System of Georgia’s English 2132 eCore class. Since its publication in 2015 (under a CC BY-SA license), the digital version of Writing the Nation has been downloaded over 50,000 times from the UNG press website and has been republished (by a different press) as an affordable Kindle eBook. In the first half of this talk, I describe my experience with the …


Adverse Childhood Experiences And Identity Achievement In The Lives Of Pip And Heathcliff, Brianna Leigh Blosenski Apr 2023

Adverse Childhood Experiences And Identity Achievement In The Lives Of Pip And Heathcliff, Brianna Leigh Blosenski

English Senior Papers

Charles Dickens’s novel Great Expectations and Emily Brontë’s novel Wuthering Heights both focus on characters orphaned at a young age. Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, are clearly present throughout these characters’ adolescent lives, as they face various types of neglect, abuse, and household dysfunction. The presence of these ACEs thus influences their identity achievement: the settling of their moral codes and ethical standards. Through the exploration of their identities from childhood to adulthood, the reader observes Pip attaining identity achievement—due to the influence of a positive parental figure—and Heathcliff failing to do so.


A Choice To Make: The Portrayal Of Female Characters’ Agency And Emotion In Madeline Miller’S Circe And Anaïs Mitchell’S Hadestown, Abby Swartzentruber Apr 2023

A Choice To Make: The Portrayal Of Female Characters’ Agency And Emotion In Madeline Miller’S Circe And Anaïs Mitchell’S Hadestown, Abby Swartzentruber

English Senior Papers

In the novel Circe and the musical Hadestown, Madeline Miller and Anaïs Mitchell create transformative retellings of selected Greek myths, where the narrative perspective is shifted to the women, allowing for a deeper examination of the complexity of these characters. Circe details the life of the titular goddess as she grapples with the tension between her exile and her agency, experiencing a complex web of non-linear emotions. In Hadestown, Eurydice must learn to overcome her pessimism to trust another, while Persephone must abandon her coping mechanisms and finally stand up to the abuses of her husband, Hades. Mitchell …


The Pieces That Make The Self: Finding Balance Between Social And Individual Identity In Frances Burney’S Evelina And Virginia Woolf’S Mrs. Dalloway, Jenna King Apr 2023

The Pieces That Make The Self: Finding Balance Between Social And Individual Identity In Frances Burney’S Evelina And Virginia Woolf’S Mrs. Dalloway, Jenna King

English Senior Papers

In their novels Evelina and Mrs. Dalloway, Frances Burney and Virginia Woolf pursue an understanding of the pieces of one’s “self.” Through the journeys of Evelina Anville and Clarissa Dalloway, Burney and Woolf explore how a woman’s identity is formed by both her social role and her individuality. Although the social settings examined in the two novels vary greatly due to differences in both time period and the main characters’ stages of life, Evelina’s and Clarissa’s stories are united by their shared goal of gaining understanding of and ownership over themselves. Ultimately, both Evelina and Mrs. Dalloway argue for …


The Stories Already Written: An Intertextual Analysis Of The Book Thief And Belonging, Jenna Kortenhoeven Apr 2023

The Stories Already Written: An Intertextual Analysis Of The Book Thief And Belonging, Jenna Kortenhoeven

English Senior Papers

Intertextuality is a theoretical notion which enables a critic to analyze the way a writer’s story is the sum of the stories the writer has read and which can examine how human identity is also constructed from reading. Within Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief and Nora Krug’s Belonging, the writers find their story and identity through reading, their relationship with words mirroring their relationship with themselves, others, and the world. The Book Thief details the story of Liesel Meminger, showcasing how her entire life is shaped by words and emphasizing how her growth as a reader leads her to …


Chart Study, Abigail Franklin Apr 2023

Chart Study, Abigail Franklin

English Senior Papers

Chart Study is a collection of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that recounts moments of my life and explores my interpretation of the world. It spans decades and continents, from the Midwest to the Middle East, while following the thread of uncertainty that has always wrapped around me. Themes of self-discovery, independence, and insecurity are prominent as I play with formal poetry and sectioned essays. The title refers to my father’s time as an aviator and is an homage to all of the characteristics and quirks he instilled in me that are explored more fully in the project itself.


"Everyone Learns, Nobody Changes": Images And The Ideal In Anna Karenina And Closer, Leah Kiers Apr 2023

"Everyone Learns, Nobody Changes": Images And The Ideal In Anna Karenina And Closer, Leah Kiers

English Senior Papers

The main characters in Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina and Patrick Marber’s Closer literally and figuratively surround themselves with images of themselves and others that define how they choose to see and be seen. Using the framework of Tolstoy’s What Is Art?, this paper evaluates how these images affect the characters’ relationships with one another. Tolstoy writes that art should enable humanity to pursue an ideal of unity with one another, but the characters’ ideals are more self-centered, making it so that the images they use prevent them from authentically connecting with each other. Proximity with suffering and death can tear …


Insomniac - A Collection Of Poetry, Fiction, And Creative Non-Fiction, Jason Abishekaraj John Apr 2023

Insomniac - A Collection Of Poetry, Fiction, And Creative Non-Fiction, Jason Abishekaraj John

English Senior Papers

As the title would suggest, Insomniac is a multi-genre collection which represents a handful of my written works that were born during bouts of insomnia and depression. The poems I have placed in this collection revolve around my friendships with specific (and at times multiple) individuals. The creative non-fiction pieces focus on my experiences with depression, dissociation, suicide, anxiety, hypersensitivity, epilepsy, and self-harm in hopes that they might promote conversation. Lastly, the short stories are my own spin on Bhoot (Ghost) and ¬Shikari (Hunter) stories I hungrily devoured in my childhood. My hope is that each of these pieces can …


Drawing Empathy: The Benefits Of Utilizing Graphic Memoirs In Secondary Classrooms, Hailey Simmons Apr 2023

Drawing Empathy: The Benefits Of Utilizing Graphic Memoirs In Secondary Classrooms, Hailey Simmons

English Senior Papers

The use of graphic novels and graphic memoirs in the classroom is an active discussion in many schools. Some individuals who oppose using the genre with students argue that it does not provide enough depth to have an effect on the reader. By analyzing Art Spiegelman’s Maus and Nora Krug’s Belonging, this paper explains how graphic memoirs can provide depth for readers. As Spiegelman and Krug learn of their family history with the Holocaust and World War II, they utilize the techniques of representational art, the repetition of structural elements, and the use of color and shading to portray …


Historic Newspaper Issues, 1905-2005, University Library Mar 2023

Historic Newspaper Issues, 1905-2005, University Library

University Archives Finding Aids

No abstract provided.


Honorary Doctorate Degrees, 1973-1979, Board Of Regents. Mar 2023

Honorary Doctorate Degrees, 1973-1979, Board Of Regents.

University Archives Finding Aids

No abstract provided.


The Grizzly, March 23, 2023, Layla Halterman, Kate Horan, Erin Corcoran, Chase Portaro, Marie Sykes, Sean Mcginley, Isabel Wesman, Samantha Kiessling, Zach Devita-Paulson, Will Oberholtzer, Ava Compagnoni Mar 2023

The Grizzly, March 23, 2023, Layla Halterman, Kate Horan, Erin Corcoran, Chase Portaro, Marie Sykes, Sean Mcginley, Isabel Wesman, Samantha Kiessling, Zach Devita-Paulson, Will Oberholtzer, Ava Compagnoni

Ursinus College Grizzly Newspaper, 1978 to Present

Digital Spark Ignites Local Businesses • Advancement Office Stresses Importance of Student Giving • Are You Smarter Than a Freshman CIE Student? • Ná Bris Na Rútaí • The Comeback of the Pi Chi Poodles • Opinions: Housing Selection Difficulties; Printing Woes at Ursinus • Connor Huth: The Senior Walk-On Who Defied the Odds • Darby Rogers on a Winning Streak


On Parallel Paths: Learning Through Case Studies In The Writing Pedagogy Course, Alyssa Devey, Christina Saidy, Mohammed S. Iddrisu, Seher Shah, Marlene A. Tovar Mar 2023

On Parallel Paths: Learning Through Case Studies In The Writing Pedagogy Course, Alyssa Devey, Christina Saidy, Mohammed S. Iddrisu, Seher Shah, Marlene A. Tovar

Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education

This article reports on a case study project assigned in a writing pedagogy course. The authors, four graduate teaching assistants and their professor, share their case study questions, experiences, and challenges. Via the case study assignment, the TAs identified parallel experiences they shared with their students. Recognizing parallel paths helps first-year TAs reflect on their experiences as teachers and learners, build connections with students, and develop sustainable teaching practices beyond the first year. The authors share strategies for identifying parallel paths and encourage TA educators to incorporate them into the writing pedagogy course.


Unpacking Writer Identity: How Beliefs And Practices Inform Writing Instruction, David Premont Mar 2023

Unpacking Writer Identity: How Beliefs And Practices Inform Writing Instruction, David Premont

Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education

Although identity research is common in educational studies, little research explores the connections between identity and pedagogy, and far fewer specifically examine how writer identity influences writing pedagogy. Additional research exploring the connection between writer identity and writing pedagogy is necessary to offer nuanced teaching strategies to strengthen writing pedagogy. The present study explores the connections between writer identity and writing pedagogy for three preservice English teachers with strong writer identities during their respective student teaching experiences. Interview data were utilized to explore writer identity and analyse connections to writing pedagogy through In Vivo coding in this narrative inquiry. Findings …


Writing Without Audiences: A Comprehensive Survey Of State-Mandated Standards And Assessments, James E. Warren Mar 2023

Writing Without Audiences: A Comprehensive Survey Of State-Mandated Standards And Assessments, James E. Warren

Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education

Writing studies professionals agree that students must learn to write for specific audiences. Despite this professional consensus, there is reason to believe that this skill is not widely tested in state-mandated writing assessments. In this study, we survey the state content standards for English Language Arts and the state-mandated writing tests for high school students in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. While all states have adopted standards that require students to write for specific audiences, only a small percentage test this skill on state-mandated assessments. We argue that the consequences of this misalignment between standards and assessment …


A Pen, A Pencil, Or A Keyboard: Writing Center Tutors’ Perceptions, Mirta Ramirez-Espinola Mar 2023

A Pen, A Pencil, Or A Keyboard: Writing Center Tutors’ Perceptions, Mirta Ramirez-Espinola

Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education

A Pen, A Pencil, or a Keyboard: Online Writing Center Tutors’ Perceptions

Author, Adjunct Faculty, Grand Canyon University

Abstract

Writing can be challenging for some students, even those who have graduated high school and are moving forward to higher learning. Thus, an idea about students and writing support led to a study about writing centers and the individuals responsible for supporting struggling writers. This qualitative case study explored the tutors’ perceptions of online writing tutoring and investigated how tutors perceive their work using both asynchronous and synchronous online tutoring modes at a 4-year university. Though the writing center participating in …


Scrapbooks, 1974-1979, Athletics Department. Mar 2023

Scrapbooks, 1974-1979, Athletics Department.

University Archives Finding Aids

No abstract provided.


Reprints Of Promotional Materials, 1925-1929, University Library Mar 2023

Reprints Of Promotional Materials, 1925-1929, University Library

University Archives Finding Aids

No abstract provided.


The Grizzly, March 16, 2023, Layla Halterman, Marie Sykes, Tatiana Kent, Chase Portaro, Ava Compagnoni, Brian Tague, Katie Cressman Mar 2023

The Grizzly, March 16, 2023, Layla Halterman, Marie Sykes, Tatiana Kent, Chase Portaro, Ava Compagnoni, Brian Tague, Katie Cressman

Ursinus College Grizzly Newspaper, 1978 to Present

Dean Schneider to Leave Ursinus: Announcement Raises Questions for Many Faculty Members • Maker's Club Promises Creative Fun for All Majors • Anarchy at Ursinus? • Meet the New President, Alisa Zenchenko '25 • Softball Season Back in Session • What Will Seniors Be Doing After Graduation? • Ursinus Spring Break Wrap-Up • Mayhem Defends the Intramural Basketball Den • Serving...in Florida


Community First Responder Program, John Volin, Office Of The Provost Mar 2023

Community First Responder Program, John Volin, Office Of The Provost

General University of Maine Publications

Email from UMaine Provost John Volin promoting the seminar, "Learn How to Save a Life Overdose Response and Naloxone Training" sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and UMaine School of Nursing, and the Health Equity Alliance.


Collection Container Inventory, Cedarville University Mar 2023

Collection Container Inventory, Cedarville University

The James T. Jeremiah Document Archive

No abstract provided.


The Experiences Of Black Women Senior Student Affairs Officers: A Multiple-Case Study, Tamekka L. Cornelius, Donald Mitchell Jr. Mar 2023

The Experiences Of Black Women Senior Student Affairs Officers: A Multiple-Case Study, Tamekka L. Cornelius, Donald Mitchell Jr.

The Qualitative Report

Within this multiple-case study, we explored the experiences of Black women in senior student affairs officer (SSAO) positions at four-year historically white institutions (HWIs) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the United States. We used Black feminist thought and representational bureaucracy to theoretically frame the study. Participants included SSAOs representing three HWIs and two HBCUs. Four central themes—often expressed within experiences of marginalization—emerged across the cases: 1) I Have a Right to Be Here; 2) Creating Networks; 3) No Straight Line to the Top; and 4) I’m Thinking about the Black Girls Coming Behind Me. We conclude the …


Utopian Promises, Dystopic Realities: Teaching Bell Hooks “No Love In The Wild”, Naimah H. Ford Mar 2023

Utopian Promises, Dystopic Realities: Teaching Bell Hooks “No Love In The Wild”, Naimah H. Ford

Feminist Pedagogy

This original teaching activity discusses bell hooks’ film review of Beasts of The Southern Wild and explains how it can be used to encourage students to recognize how popular culture reproduces and reinforces disturbing paradigms. This original teaching activity, based on hooks’ review “No Love in The Wild,” encourages students to be informed while navigating visual images in popular culture. This activity also explains how hooks’ film review and the film can be used to empower students with strategies to analyze film and other visual images that are seemingly progressive but support the strictures and structures that reinforce patriarchy, racism, …


William A. And Merle E. Brock Collection Container Inventories, Lynn A. Brock Mar 2023

William A. And Merle E. Brock Collection Container Inventories, Lynn A. Brock

Brock Collection Documents

This collection reflects the life and ministry of William A. Brock and his wife, Merle E. Brock. The primary focus for William Brock is on his service as a trustee of Cedarville University. For Merle Brock, the collection houses her extensive repertoire of original compositions of songs and choruses highlighting the words and principles of the Bible and memorials of events, family, and others in ministry.


A Survey Of K-12 Music Teachers’ Classroom Management Experiences In Music Teacher Preparation Programs, Jennifer Potter Gee Mar 2023

A Survey Of K-12 Music Teachers’ Classroom Management Experiences In Music Teacher Preparation Programs, Jennifer Potter Gee

Visions of Research in Music Education

The purpose of this follow-up study was to explore classroom management sources and content in music teacher preparation programs. K-12 music educators, who self-identified as members of various professional music education organizations, were the participants in this study. Similar to the initial iteration of the survey with elementary general music educators, recurrent sources of classroom management reported by participants included mentoring from a licensed teacher and supervised fieldwork. Teaching procedures and pacing instructions were common examples of classroom management content included in a music teacher education program, which differed slightly from those identified by elementary general music teachers. Mentoring from …


Quote Transcript, We Exist Series 5: Stories Of Education And Employment In Maine, University Of Southern Maine Digital Projects Mar 2023

Quote Transcript, We Exist Series 5: Stories Of Education And Employment In Maine, University Of Southern Maine Digital Projects

Quotes

Accompanying materials for We Exist Series 5: Stories of Education and Employment in Maine.


The Grizzly, March 2, 2023, Layla Halterman, Gianna Mccarthy, Chase Portaro, Kate Horan, Marie Sykes, Renie Christensen, Quadai Brown, Ava Compagnoni Mar 2023

The Grizzly, March 2, 2023, Layla Halterman, Gianna Mccarthy, Chase Portaro, Kate Horan, Marie Sykes, Renie Christensen, Quadai Brown, Ava Compagnoni

Ursinus College Grizzly Newspaper, 1978 to Present

Rachel Arthur '23 Earns Prestigious Fellowship • Reim Time: To Extend, or Not to Extend? • New Recovery Specialist Joins Prevention and Advocacy Team • A March Note From Our Editor • The Man Behind the Microscope (Donation) • Working to Work the Stage Soon! • Campus Safety: How Safe are Students? • Student Plans for St. Patrick's Day • Student Sports Photography: A Renaissance


Financial Summaries, 1990-, Office Of Budgets And Financial Planning Mar 2023

Financial Summaries, 1990-, Office Of Budgets And Financial Planning

University Archives Finding Aids

No abstract provided.


2022 Research Report: R1 Global Impact - Local Relevance, Office Of The Vice President For Research, Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Kody Varahramyan Mar 2023

2022 Research Report: R1 Global Impact - Local Relevance, Office Of The Vice President For Research, Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Kody Varahramyan

General University of Maine Publications

We are delighted to present the 2022 Research Report for the University of Maine. This year marked the realization of a historic accomplishment by Maine’s land, sea, and space grant university. In January 2022, UMaine ascended to the highest tier of national research universities by earning a Carnegie R1 classification and joining the ranks of the nation’s top doctoral universities with very high research activity.

The R1 designation is a well-recognized standard of excellence for top-tier research universities. Earning it is a significant endorsement of UMaine’s advancement as a premier modern 21st-century research university, with nationally and internationally recognized programs …