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Abdoo, Mary, 1913-1990 (Sc 3668), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2023

Abdoo, Mary, 1913-1990 (Sc 3668), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3668. “The Elk Horn Coal Corporation,” by Mary Abdoo. The 1935 report examines Elkhorn coal as well as the corporation’s history, officers, and financial status. Includes a letter from the author outlining the company’s approval of the report.


Lincoln Income Life Insurance Company - Louisville, Kentucky (Sc 3666), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2022

Lincoln Income Life Insurance Company - Louisville, Kentucky (Sc 3666), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3666. Magazine-style supplement to the Louisville Courier-Journal, 13 March 1966, profiling the personnel and operations of the Lincoln Income Life Insurance Company. The well-illustrated publication highlights the company’s new home office building, the Lincoln Tower, designed by Taliesin Associated Architects, and includes a color rendering of the building on the cover.


An Investigation Of Perceived Authenticity Of Diversity And Black Lives Matter Statements And Their Influence On Applicant Attractiveness, Shelby Nicole Davis Apr 2022

An Investigation Of Perceived Authenticity Of Diversity And Black Lives Matter Statements And Their Influence On Applicant Attractiveness, Shelby Nicole Davis

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) (i.e., organizations’ diversity and social justice [Black Lives Matter] statements) influences applicant attractiveness to organizations. Using Fortune-500 companies’ diversity and Black Lives Matter statements as indicators of CSR activities, I examined the relationship between CSR activities, perceived authenticity, organizational attractiveness, and person-organization fit. It was hypothesized that diversity statements that specifically mention race and actions taken to promote diverse workplaces (i.e., strong) will be seen as authentic and those organizations will be the most attractive. Additionally, it was hypothesized that social Black Lives Matter (BLM) statements that specifically mention systemic racism/ racial inequality and/or actions to …


Ua19/16/1/5 Hilltopper Golf 2021-22 Season Statistics, Wku Athletic Media Relations Jan 2022

Ua19/16/1/5 Hilltopper Golf 2021-22 Season Statistics, Wku Athletic Media Relations

WKU Archives Records

Statistical analysis of the 2021-22 men's golf team season.


Ua19/16/1/5 Lady Topper Golf 2021-22 Season Statistics, Wku Athletic Media Relations Jan 2022

Ua19/16/1/5 Lady Topper Golf 2021-22 Season Statistics, Wku Athletic Media Relations

WKU Archives Records

Statistical analysis of the 2021-22 women's golf team season.


Promoting A Walk/Run Event To Expand Services For Individuals With Disabilities, Mckenzie Rodgers Jan 2022

Promoting A Walk/Run Event To Expand Services For Individuals With Disabilities, Mckenzie Rodgers

Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

The Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex (CEC) at WKU provides services to many individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders and other developmental delays and disabilities. As a nonprofit organization, the clinic relies heavily on donations and fundraisers as sources of income. One of the CEC’s primary fundraisers is the annual LifeSkills Run/Walk for Autism. This event is held each April during autism awareness month, at the Bowling Green Ballpark, providing an opportunity for the community to support the clinic in an enjoyable way.

For an honors capstone experience, the author promoted the 15th annual LifeSkills Run/Walk for Autism …


Hines, Duncan, 1880-1959 (Sc 3623), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2021

Hines, Duncan, 1880-1959 (Sc 3623), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3623. Photographs (27) and accompanying narrative of an “adventure in good eating” of Duncan Hines and his wife Clara, consisting of a June automobile trip to restaurants and inns in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. They were accompanied by a photographer and editor for Look Magazine.


Chinese-U.S. Leadership: A Case Study Of A U.S. Manufacturing Company In China, Mengting Gong Oct 2021

Chinese-U.S. Leadership: A Case Study Of A U.S. Manufacturing Company In China, Mengting Gong

Dissertations

The purpose of this case study is to gain a better understanding of the way in which some Chinese managers describe their leadership approaches and why they accept and use U.S. leadership approaches in a U.S. manufacturing company in China. Within the single-case (embedded) research design, in-depth interviews and existing data are two main methods of the researcher’s data collection. A purposeful sample (N = 8) of managers from the corporation served as participants. After collecting relevant qualitative data, two rounds of coding occurred. In the first round, initial coding was comprised of identifying codes from the transcripts. For the …


Ua19/16/2 Basketball Press Releases, Wku Athletic Media Relations Oct 2021

Ua19/16/2 Basketball Press Releases, Wku Athletic Media Relations

WKU Archives Records

Press releases, photos and game statistics for WKU basketball team from August to December 2021.


Ua19/16/2 Women's Basketball Press Releases, Wku Athletic Media Relations Oct 2021

Ua19/16/2 Women's Basketball Press Releases, Wku Athletic Media Relations

WKU Archives Records

Press releases, photos and game statistics for WKU women's basketball team from August to December 2021.


The Impact Of Gemba Walks On Preventative Maintenance Productivity, Jake Donald Taylor Oct 2021

The Impact Of Gemba Walks On Preventative Maintenance Productivity, Jake Donald Taylor

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Gemba Walks are a tool to get management involvement in areas where the work is taking place. Gemba Walks allow individuals involved first-hand to voice and reduce waste within the process and general operations. This research measured the benefits and improvements Gemba Walks had on the availability of equipment. For example, reducing the number of events that equipment is down for maintenance and its duration to repair these events, therefore improved availability. Maintenance is a critical aspect of keeping a company running, and making improvements found during this research significantly impacted the company by creating lean improvements. The improvements focused …


The Motive To Work: Assessing Organizational Motivation Within The Federal Probation System, Aleda M. Thomas Oct 2021

The Motive To Work: Assessing Organizational Motivation Within The Federal Probation System, Aleda M. Thomas

Dissertations

Competition within the United States workforce is growing at an unprecedented rate. Turnover rates of all organizations and businesses have reached an all-time high. According to the U.S. Labor Department, 4.3 million Americans quit their job in the month of August alone. Times have shifted to where the ball no longer resides on the side of employers, but now it resides with employees. As such, it is vital to ensure workplaces are enjoyable and encompass cultures that produce high levels of motivation, satisfaction, and engagement. As such, the retention of skilled and qualified employees must be at the forefront of …


Ua42 Division Of Extended Learning & Outreach, Wku Archives Sep 2021

Ua42 Division Of Extended Learning & Outreach, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about the Division of Extended Learning & Outreach.


Ua19/16/1 2021 Wku Track & Field Cross Country Record Book, Wku Athletic Media Relations Jun 2021

Ua19/16/1 2021 Wku Track & Field Cross Country Record Book, Wku Athletic Media Relations

WKU Archives Records

WKU track and field media guide for 2020-21 season.


Ua19/16/2 Women's Basketball Press Releases, Wku Athletic Media Relations Apr 2021

Ua19/16/2 Women's Basketball Press Releases, Wku Athletic Media Relations

WKU Archives Records

Press releases, photos and game statistics for WKU women's basketball team in 2021.


Ua19/16/2 Basketball Press Releases, Wku Athletic Media Relations Apr 2021

Ua19/16/2 Basketball Press Releases, Wku Athletic Media Relations

WKU Archives Records

Press releases, photos and game statistics for WKU basketball team from January to July 2021.


Changes In Consumer Market Preference And Purchase Frequency In Response To The Covid-19 Pandemic, Sean Thomas Dial Apr 2021

Changes In Consumer Market Preference And Purchase Frequency In Response To The Covid-19 Pandemic, Sean Thomas Dial

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Research literature throughout 2020 indicate consumer behavioral changes in response to the systemic effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic, but these studies investigate transient adaptations in consumer behaviors during the early quarantine period of the pandemic. This study intends to investigate lasting or permanent changes in consumer market preference and purchase frequency between BAM and online retail due to the effects of the pandemic. The principal investigator designed a survey for participants to estimate purchase frequencies and market preferences for apparel, electronics, groceries, and general purchases before and after the pervasive effects of the pandemic (N = 1195; n = …


Psychosocial Work Influences On Adaptive Performance, Eli Alvin Dickinson Apr 2021

Psychosocial Work Influences On Adaptive Performance, Eli Alvin Dickinson

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The present study sought to understand why some employees may be more or less able to adapt to the changing work environment. Adaptive performance can help employees to be resilient to technological advances, economic factors, and/or cultural shifts, making it an important form of extra-role performance. According to conservation of resources (COR) theory, one reason employees may fail to adapt is because they lack resources that are required in order to be adaptive. I proposed that the resources needed for adaptive performance aggregate in a resource caravan. Job embeddedness is a proposed resource caravan that may facilitate more adaptive performance …


Visual Management In Engineering Can Improve Resource Utilization And Reduce Administrative Non-Value Added Time, Brian Kirby Trent Apr 2021

Visual Management In Engineering Can Improve Resource Utilization And Reduce Administrative Non-Value Added Time, Brian Kirby Trent

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This research has demonstrated how Visual Management (VM) can be used in an engineering environment to improve engineering resource utilization. Furthermore, it reduces the administrative time associated with unclear project scope, schedule, budget, and task alignment amongst engineers and project leadership. The research references a case study in which low engineering utilization was directly impacting overall project success. Inconsistent visibility of scheduled engineering activities, changes in tasking, and project metrics created uncertainty and resulted in greater than appropriate administrative time. The methodology used was to implement visual project management tools and track engineer utilization over two years. Quarterly utilization results …


Competitive Strategy And Firm Performance In Multinational Manufacturing Organizations: A Focus On Strategic Alignment, Kianoosh Ebrahimi Apr 2021

Competitive Strategy And Firm Performance In Multinational Manufacturing Organizations: A Focus On Strategic Alignment, Kianoosh Ebrahimi

Dissertations

The purpose of this research is to study to examine the impact of strategic alignment and the concept of fit on manufacturing firm performance in order to achieve its strategic objectives. This study also examines the impact of market concentrate, manufacturing competitive dimensions, and corporate link strategies on firm performance. The design for this research is correlational research following a quantitative, deductive approach. Data collected through a survey based on completed questionnaires to measure perspectives of leadership teams about strategic directions discussed in this research. The survey was designed based on the drawn framework from the literature review. A quantitative …


Administrative Trust As A Contributor To Forensic Coach Burnout And Exit, Benjamin Schultz Pyle Apr 2021

Administrative Trust As A Contributor To Forensic Coach Burnout And Exit, Benjamin Schultz Pyle

Dissertations

This study sought to determine whether a relationship exists and its extent between intercollegiate forensic coach trust in university administrators and burnout and exit in intercollegiate forensic coaches. Specifically, this study examined the relationship between intercollegiate forensic coach trust in their university administrators with both intercollegiate forensic coach satisfaction and intercollegiate forensic coach burnout in predicting intercollegiate forensic coach exit from forensics.

Fifty-seven intercollegiate forensic educators participated in the research, including 37 directors of forensics. Data analysis revealed significant relationships between intercollegiate forensic coach trust in university administrators, intercollegiate forensic coach satisfaction, intercollegiate forensic coach burnout, and intercollegiate forensic coach …


Ua25/4 Finance & Administration - Vice President, Wku Archives Jan 2021

Ua25/4 Finance & Administration - Vice President, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about the Vice President of Finance & Administration.


Ua19/16/1/5 Hilltopper Golf 2020-21 Season Statistics, Wku Athletic Media Relations Jan 2021

Ua19/16/1/5 Hilltopper Golf 2020-21 Season Statistics, Wku Athletic Media Relations

WKU Archives Records

Statistical analysis of the 2020-21 men's golf team season.


Ua19/16/2 Athletic Media Relations Press Releases, Wku Athletic Media Relations Jan 2021

Ua19/16/2 Athletic Media Relations Press Releases, Wku Athletic Media Relations

WKU Archives Records

General WKU athletic press releases for 2021.


Ua19/16/2 Golf Press Releases, Wku Athletic Media Relations Jan 2021

Ua19/16/2 Golf Press Releases, Wku Athletic Media Relations

WKU Archives Records

Press releases, photos and game statistics for WKU golf teams in 2021.


Ua19/16/1/2 Hilltopper Basketball 2021-22 Media Guide, Wku Athletic Media Relations Jan 2021

Ua19/16/1/2 Hilltopper Basketball 2021-22 Media Guide, Wku Athletic Media Relations

WKU Archives Records

2021-22 men's basketball media guide produced by WKU Athletic Media Relations, includes athletic records and statistics, photographs, schedule and information regarding opponents.


Ua19/16/1 Wku Football Media Guide, Wku Athletic Media Relations Jan 2021

Ua19/16/1 Wku Football Media Guide, Wku Athletic Media Relations

WKU Archives Records

WKU football media guide for 2021.


Ua19/16/1 Volleyball Media Guide, Wku Athletic Media Relations Jan 2021

Ua19/16/1 Volleyball Media Guide, Wku Athletic Media Relations

WKU Archives Records

Athletic media guide for volleyball team.


Ua19/16/2 Tennis Press Releases, Wku Athletic Media Relations Jan 2021

Ua19/16/2 Tennis Press Releases, Wku Athletic Media Relations

WKU Archives Records

Press releases, photos and game statistics for WKU tennis team in 2021.


Ua19/16/2 Soccer Press Releases, Wku Athletic Media Relations Jan 2021

Ua19/16/2 Soccer Press Releases, Wku Athletic Media Relations

WKU Archives Records

Press releases, photos and game statistics for WKU soccer team in 2021.