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Rinehard, Catherine J. (Fa 1396), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2023

Rinehard, Catherine J. (Fa 1396), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 1396. “The Happy Family: Working as a Waitress at Park Mammoth Resort,” a project by WKU student Cathy Reinhard consisting of a paper and transcriptions of six taped interviews with Treva Nell Merideth, a member of the wait staff at the Park Mammoth Resort restaurant in Park City, Kentucky. Merideth talks about her job responsibilities, coworkers, interactions with customers, and some of her personal beliefs and superstitions. The project also discusses this restaurant as a workplace, its procedures, equipment and layout. Includes a glossary, dining leaflet and …


Building Strength Through Collaboration: What Faith Community Nurses Need To Know, Marcia A. Potter Sep 2023

Building Strength Through Collaboration: What Faith Community Nurses Need To Know, Marcia A. Potter

International Journal of Faith Community Nursing

This article is a practical guide and viewpoint narrative that offers definitions, justifications for, process steps, and a how-to checklist for Faith Community Nurses considering collaboration between multiple agencies outside of their own. The author offers simple guidelines and how-to advice on securing success, avoiding risks, and preventing costly misunderstandings between cooperating agencies when combining resources.


Preliminary Evaluation For Lean Implementation In A Small Manufacturing Company, Ronald Lynch Aug 2023

Preliminary Evaluation For Lean Implementation In A Small Manufacturing Company, Ronald Lynch

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Lean management and tools have many positive effects on a company including increased profitability, and efficiency. Lean tools can be implemented in any type of company with a proper evaluation through the creation of Value Stream Map. This paper will demonstrate how a Value Stream Map (VSM) will provide an easier transition to a lean environment. A local company of about 100 employees will be analyzed to create a current and a future VSM. The areas of opportunity for improvement in a lean environment includes recommended lean implementations and the future VSM. Functions of the company that will be analyzed …


Leaders' Virtual & In-Person Communication: The Impact Of Employee Preference On Job Satisfaction, Adalin Mcdaniel May 2023

Leaders' Virtual & In-Person Communication: The Impact Of Employee Preference On Job Satisfaction, Adalin Mcdaniel

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Communication between supervisors and subordinates has consistently been viewed as a primary element of leadership, and a factor that is important in the leader-subordinate relationship via Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) theory. Recently, with the massive shift to virtual working, leadership communication has gained greater prominence in research and practical settings. Therefore, examining the role that virtual leadership communication plays in employee job satisfaction is an important first step in beginning to understand the shift to predominant work settings from home. I examined the influence of employee perceptions and preferences of leadership communication on job satisfaction via a panel design in which …


Unions - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3673), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2023

Unions - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3673), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3673. By-Laws and Trade Rules of Union Local No. 2156, Bowling Green, Kentucky, of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.


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.


Bibliography, Trini Stickle Jan 2023

Bibliography, Trini Stickle

Faculty/Staff Personal Papers

Bibliography of publications by Trini Stickle.


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.


Ua12/2/1 Best Of The Hill, Wku Student Affairs Apr 2022

Ua12/2/1 Best Of The Hill, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Magazine edition of the College Heights Herald.

  • WKU Favorites
  • Food & Drink
  • Cambridge Market
  • Clothing & Gifts
  • Things to Do
  • Miscellaneous


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


Ua12/2/1 Best Of The Hill, Wku Student Affairs Apr 2021

Ua12/2/1 Best Of The Hill, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Special edition of the College Heights Herald, includes articles:

  • Spainhoward, Emma. Editor’s Letter
  • WKU Favorites
  • Adjusting to Apartment Life During a Pandemic
  • Food & Drink
  • Things to Do
  • Miscellaneous
  • Clothing & Gifts


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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 = …


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 …


Ua12/2/1 Fashion, Wku Student Affairs Mar 2021

Ua12/2/1 Fashion, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Special edition of the College Heights Herald, includes articles:

  • Spainhoward, Emma. Editor’s Letter
  • Norvell, Abbey. Thinking Outside the Binary Box
  • Keeley, Josie. The Artists Behind the 31 Ink Tattoo Parlor
  • Harden, Olivia. Threading a Path from Classes to Careers
  • Crisp, Hannah. Back to the Basics
  • Jones, Tea. The Closet Upgrade Plan