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Ua85 Wku Women, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua85 Wku Women, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by WKU Women also known as the Faculty Wives Club. Includes meeting minutes, correspondence, committee files, newsletters and publications.


Ua5/3 University Attorney - Committee File, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua5/3 University Attorney - Committee File, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Unprocessed committee files created by the University Attorney. Committees include the Council on Higher Education Special Committee on Minority Affairs, Administrative Council and Teacher Admissions, Certification, and Student Teaching Committee. This record group is unprocessed and must be reviewed for potential restricted materials before access is granted. Please contact the University Archivist prior to your visit.


Ua12/2/8 Student Affairs Alpha Gamma Delta, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua12/2/8 Student Affairs Alpha Gamma Delta, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about Alpha Gamma Delta at Western Kentucky University.


Ua12/2/9 Student Affairs Phi Mu, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua12/2/9 Student Affairs Phi Mu, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about the Delta Tau chapter of Phi Mu at Western Kentucky University.


Ua12/2/10 Kappa Delta, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua12/2/10 Kappa Delta, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about Kappa Delta at Western Kentucky University.


Women As Subject And Audience In World War Ii Venereal Disease Posters, Kyra Whitton Dec 2010

Women As Subject And Audience In World War Ii Venereal Disease Posters, Kyra Whitton

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

Internationally, venereal disease first became a major health concern during World War I. Venereal diseases were some of the most common infections and led to more hospitalizations among soldiers than wounds or battle-related illness. The Selective Service discovered that almost fifteen percent of those who were eligible for the draft were already infected with a venereal disease, sparking an intense anti-venereal disease campaign across America. Red-light districts were shut down, and American cities sought new laws that would criminalize prostitution to protect young men from contracting a venereal infection.

Though venereal disease rates were still high during World War II ...


The Glass Ceiling: An Analysis Of Women Working For Federal Agencies, Megan Martin Dec 2010

The Glass Ceiling: An Analysis Of Women Working For Federal Agencies, Megan Martin

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

Over the years, discrimination based on gender has become a topic of concern. The purpose of this study is to investigate the percentage of women and men working in the federal government agencies. This research also looks into public policies that are designed to improve bureaucratic representation of women in the United States. The paper begins with an explanation of the glass ceiling concept and key findings of the Federal Glass Ceiling Commission. This section is followed by a review of theories that explain why women are discriminated against and why it is important to have women working in public ...


Demographic Analysis Of Recovery Act Supported Jobs In Massachusetts, Quarters 1 And 2, 2010, David Sparks, Paige Ransford, Carol Hardy-Fanta, Christian Weller, Meryl Thomson, Robert Turner Dec 2010

Demographic Analysis Of Recovery Act Supported Jobs In Massachusetts, Quarters 1 And 2, 2010, David Sparks, Paige Ransford, Carol Hardy-Fanta, Christian Weller, Meryl Thomson, Robert Turner

Publications from the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy

Massachusetts policy makers decided to go beyond existing ARRA federal reporting requirements and collect additional data in order to gauge the effectiveness of ARRA’s fiscal policy by counting the number of individuals who have received an ARRA-funded paycheck. In addition, policy makers wanted to look at some of the demographic characteristics of this population. This report provides an in-depth analysis of the data that the MA Recovery Office collected during the first and second quarters of 2010, with a particular focus on job creation and retention by race, ethnicity, gender, disability status, and geographic location.

Highlights of the report ...


Dawnbreaker Vol 58 No 2 (Winter 2010-2011), Dawnbreaker Staff Dec 2010

Dawnbreaker Vol 58 No 2 (Winter 2010-2011), Dawnbreaker Staff

Maine Women's Publications - All

No abstract provided.


Climbing The Ladder: The Experiences Of Women Senior Leaders In Southern Baptist Colleges And Universities, Allison Barritt Langford Dec 2010

Climbing The Ladder: The Experiences Of Women Senior Leaders In Southern Baptist Colleges And Universities, Allison Barritt Langford

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this interview study was to explore the career pathways, barriers, and keys to success experienced by women senior administrators in Southern Baptist colleges and universities. The researcher conducted an interview study with both open-ended and closed survey questions. The interviews primarily involved open-ended questions without response options and were conducted via the telephone. The researcher targeted the population of 42 women senior-level administrators. From this population, 20 women participated in the study. The researcher interviewed the 20 participants and collected a vita for 16 of the 20 women in the sample. Interviews were recorded and transcribed. Member ...


La Cité Nationale De L'Histoire De L'Immigration : Une Crise Des Valeurs Républicaines?, Eve P. Grice Dec 2010

La Cité Nationale De L'Histoire De L'Immigration : Une Crise Des Valeurs Républicaines?, Eve P. Grice

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In my thesis, I use a feminist analysis of the Cite Nationale de l'Histoire de l'Immigration, France's first national museum on the history of immigration, to evaluate the successes and shortcomings of the museum. I look at representation of women immigrants and their stories to draw conclusions about whether or not this museum successfully integrates this marginalized history into it's dominant national historical narrative. I explore whether the exclusion of immigrant women and their histories from the permanent exhibition weaken the museum's overall mission.


The Clash Of Modernities: The Islamist Challenge To Jewish, Turkish, And Arab Nationalists, Khaldoun Samman Nov 2010

The Clash Of Modernities: The Islamist Challenge To Jewish, Turkish, And Arab Nationalists, Khaldoun Samman

Khaldoun Samman

Professor Samman’s latest book, Clash of Modernities: The Islamist Challenge to Jewish, Turkish and Arab Nationalism was released in December 2010. Samman challenges Eurocentric theorists who peddle the clash of civilization thesis by demonstrating that what in fact is clashing are not civilizational differences but rather a number of modernist discourses that are all trapped in a discursive tradition that has its origins in colonial modernity. This book argues that to understand the Middle East we must also understand how the West produced a temporal narrative of world history in which westerners placed themselves on top and all others ...


Women Of African Descent: Persistence In Completing A Doctorate, Vannetta L. Bailey-Iddrisu Nov 2010

Women Of African Descent: Persistence In Completing A Doctorate, Vannetta L. Bailey-Iddrisu

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study examines the educational persistence of women of African descent (WOAD) in pursuit of a doctorate degree at universities in the southeastern United States. WOAD are women of African ancestry born outside the African continent. These women are heirs to an inner dogged determination and spirit to survive despite all odds (Pulliam, 2003, p. 337).This study used Ellis’s (1997) Three Stages for Graduate Student Development as the conceptual framework to examine the persistent strategies used by these women to persist to the completion of their studies.


Women, Land, And Legacy: Change Agents And Agency Change In Iowa: Evaluation Results, Corry Bregendahl, Matthew Hoffman Nov 2010

Women, Land, And Legacy: Change Agents And Agency Change In Iowa: Evaluation Results, Corry Bregendahl, Matthew Hoffman

Leopold Center Publications and Papers

WLL sm is a locally-led, interagency collaboration between FSA, NRCS, ISU Extension and other key non-profits designed to provide Iowa's farm women a risk mana gement tool that brings them together at the local level to empower them to act on their landscapes and within their communities. The collaboration has emphasized two primary processes to accomplish this goal: the first is to listen and learn from Iowa's wo men farmland owners about their vision and goals for the land in facilitated Listening Sessions at the county or county cl uster level. The second is to use information from ...


Facing Up: Managing Diversity In Challenging Times, Carol Hardy-Fanta, Paige Ransford Nov 2010

Facing Up: Managing Diversity In Challenging Times, Carol Hardy-Fanta, Paige Ransford

Publications from the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy

Since its launch in 2008, Commonwealth Compact has grown steadily, employing several strategies to promote diversity statewide. The Benchmarks initiative has collected data, analyzed in this report, on a significant portion of the state workforce. Guided by Stephen Crosby, dean of the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at UMass Boston, Commonwealth Compact has conducted newsmaking surveys of public opinion and of boards of directors statewide. In addition, it has convened ongoing coalitions with its higher education partners, and established a collaborative of local business schools aimed specifically at increasing faculty diversity. The Compact has sponsored or co-sponsored ...


Women's Writing And The Literary Institution / L'Ecriture Au Féminin Et L'Institution Littéraire, Claudine Potvin, Janice Williamson, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek Oct 2010

Women's Writing And The Literary Institution / L'Ecriture Au Féminin Et L'Institution Littéraire, Claudine Potvin, Janice Williamson, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

CLCWeb Library

No abstract provided.


Canadian Culture And Literatures. And A Taiwan Perspective, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek, Yiu-Nam Leung Oct 2010

Canadian Culture And Literatures. And A Taiwan Perspective, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek, Yiu-Nam Leung

CLCWeb Library

No abstract provided.


The Systemic And Empirical Approach To Literature And Culture As Theory And Application, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek, Irene Sywenky Oct 2010

The Systemic And Empirical Approach To Literature And Culture As Theory And Application, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek, Irene Sywenky

CLCWeb Library

No abstract provided.


Brazen (Fall 2010), Hollins University Oct 2010

Brazen (Fall 2010), Hollins University

Brazen - Gender & Women's Studies Department Newsletters

No abstract provided.


El Papel De La Educación Y Las Ong’S En Mejorar El Acceso A Derechos Para Inmigrantes: El Caso De Los Derechos Sexuales Y Reproductivos = The Role Of Education And Ngo’S In Helping Immigrants Obtain Better Access To Their Rights: The Specific Case Of Sexual And Reproductive Rights, Amy Torres Oct 2010

El Papel De La Educación Y Las Ong’S En Mejorar El Acceso A Derechos Para Inmigrantes: El Caso De Los Derechos Sexuales Y Reproductivos = The Role Of Education And Ngo’S In Helping Immigrants Obtain Better Access To Their Rights: The Specific Case Of Sexual And Reproductive Rights, Amy Torres

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

In January of 2004, Argentina approved a new immigration law that guaranteed the protection of human rights for all immigrants in the country regardless of their legal status with the State. Among the rights explicitly guaranteed by this law were the right to migrate, the right to education and the right to health care. While this law represents a significant advance by the Argentine government in protecting the human rights of immigrants, oppressive mechanisms still remain in everyday practices that inhibit actual access to their rights.

Considering the changes in the law and the breach between the laws and everyday ...


Transformación De La Mente: Desarrollando Una Conciencia De Empoderamiento Ideológico En Mujeres = Transformation Of The Mind: Developing A Consciousness Of Ideological Empowerment In Women, Amber Lakin Oct 2010

Transformación De La Mente: Desarrollando Una Conciencia De Empoderamiento Ideológico En Mujeres = Transformation Of The Mind: Developing A Consciousness Of Ideological Empowerment In Women, Amber Lakin

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

El objeto de esta investigación es estudiar cómo se hace el cambio mental en el empoderamiento. Esta pregunta se contesta primero por un estudio de la vida de Rosa Amelia, una mujer empoderada quien vive en la comunidad de Jocote en el país de Nicaragua. Esto sirve para averiguar cómo ocurre el proceso de empoderamiento ideológico. Después se examina por un análisis de su vida con la información suplementaria del proceso de otras tres mujeres de Jocote, Blanca Nubia, Cándida y Juana.

Esta investigación identifica cinco causas principales del empoderamiento ideológico: conocimiento, solidaridad, empoderamiento económico, la oportunidad de salir de ...


Did A Woman Write “The Great American Novel”? Judging Women’S Fiction In The Nineteenth Century And Today, Melissa J. Homestead Oct 2010

Did A Woman Write “The Great American Novel”? Judging Women’S Fiction In The Nineteenth Century And Today, Melissa J. Homestead

Faculty Publications -- Department of English

In the fall of 2009, as I was preparing to teach a senior capstone course for English majors on the nineteenth-century American novel and questions of literary value and the canon, I went trolling for suggestions of recent secondary readings about canonicity. The response came back loud and clear: “The canon wars are over. We all teach whatever we want to teach, and everything is fine.” My experiences with students suggest that, at least in American literary studies before 1900, the canon wars are not over, or, perhaps, they have entered a new stage. Most of my students had heard ...


Director's Letter, Sarah Chinn Oct 2010

Director's Letter, Sarah Chinn

Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS)

Dear Friends: CLAGS's mission to nurture LGBT scholarship means that we're often looking into the past and into the future at the same time, remembering the queer past as we encourage cutting-edge scholarship. This feels especially true right now, since we're preparing for our 20th anniversary and putting the finishing touches on our historic (in all senses of the word) conference, "In Amerika They Call Us Dykes: Lesbian Lives in the 1970s."


Lesbians In The 1970s, Sarah Chinn Oct 2010

Lesbians In The 1970s, Sarah Chinn

Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS)

The 1970s was a period of intense excitement, change, activism, and activity for lesbians. As lesbian feminism redefined what qualified as a "political issue" and challenged every assumption about gender, race, class, ability, sexuality, and any number of other social categories, lesbians of all kinds created cultural, social, political, economic, and regional organizations and networks.


Women's Research Institute Of Nevada Newsletter, Joanne Goodwin, Women's Research Institute Of Nevada Oct 2010

Women's Research Institute Of Nevada Newsletter, Joanne Goodwin, Women's Research Institute Of Nevada

Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Dangerous Women: Vera Caspary’S Rewriting Of 'Lady Audley’S Secret' In 'Bedelia', Laura Vorachek Oct 2010

Dangerous Women: Vera Caspary’S Rewriting Of 'Lady Audley’S Secret' In 'Bedelia', Laura Vorachek

English Faculty Publications

Considering Vera Caspary's Bedelia as a reimagining of Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Lady Audley's Secret allows for a new critical interpretation that refutes the typical view of Bedelia as reinforcing traditional gender roles. Instead, Caspary critiques World War II America by bringing Victorian concerns with female roles into the twentieth century.


Cosmopolitan Romance In Nepal: An Investigation Of Young Newari Women’S Emerging Views Of Marriage And Dating, Rachel Williams Oct 2010

Cosmopolitan Romance In Nepal: An Investigation Of Young Newari Women’S Emerging Views Of Marriage And Dating, Rachel Williams

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

For decades Newari women have been limited to marriages arranged by their families and lamis, or matchmakers. There has been a recent shift in marital views among the youth has led to more courting among young Newars as well as a significant increase in the number of love marriages. Through in depth interviews with fourteen young Newari women, this ethnography attempts to illuminate current attitudes towards marriage and courtship exemplified by young Newari women in Kathmandu. I also argue that being a cosmopolitan Newari woman requires a negotiation of traditional gender roles and requires a balance between tradition and modern ...


Discursive Study On Centrality Of Dutch Society, Religiosity, And Female Body: How Five Women Reflect, On Faith, On Embodiment, And On Dutchness., Mollie Rachel Garber Oct 2010

Discursive Study On Centrality Of Dutch Society, Religiosity, And Female Body: How Five Women Reflect, On Faith, On Embodiment, And On Dutchness., Mollie Rachel Garber

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

My research examines the personal narratives of five (5) women living in Northern Netherlands, in and around Amsterdam. The focus of these narratives is on the diversity of national and religious backgrounds as these bear on body-image in Dutch culture. My purpose is to bridge the gap of knowledge between modern female body image, religiosity, and the conflicting messages of modernity and traditionalism. These five personal narratives begin to unpack my informants‟ “Dutch” identity, their social and personal views concerning the female body, and how religion conflicts, combines and in some cases complements the modern, secular female body message communicated ...


The State-In-Society Approach To Democratization With Examples From Japan, Mary Alice Haddad Sep 2010

The State-In-Society Approach To Democratization With Examples From Japan, Mary Alice Haddad

Mary Alice Haddad

How does an undemocratic country create democratic institutions and transform its polity in such a way that democratic values and practices become integral parts of its political culture? This article uses the case of Japan to advocate for a new theoretical approach to the study of democratization. In particular, it examines how theoretical models based on the European and North American experiences have difficulty explaining the process of democratization in Japan, and argues that a state-in-society approach is better suited to explaining the democratization process diverse cultural contexts. Taking a bottom-up view of recent developments in Japanese civil society through ...


Veiled Women In The American Courtroom: Is The Niqab A Barrier To Justice?, Anita L. Allen Sep 2010

Veiled Women In The American Courtroom: Is The Niqab A Barrier To Justice?, Anita L. Allen

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

U.S. courts and policy-makers have recently authorized laws and practices that interfere with the wearing of religious modesty attire that conceals the hair or face in contexts such as courtroom testimony or driver’s license issuance. For example, in response to a court’s dismissal of the case of a woman who refused to remove her niqab in the courtroom, the Michigan Supreme Court decided that judges can exercise “reasonable control” over the appearance of courtroom parties. But what degree of control over religious attire is reasonable? The Constitution will not allow a blanket niqab removal policy based on ...