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Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar Dec 1998

Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar

WKU Archives Records

Commencement program listing graduates.


Do College Students Support Multiculturalism And What's Behind Their Attitudes: Demographic, Ideology, Contact, Race Perceptions Or University Factors?, Hideko Asada Dec 1998

Do College Students Support Multiculturalism And What's Behind Their Attitudes: Demographic, Ideology, Contact, Race Perceptions Or University Factors?, Hideko Asada

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

A thesis presented to the faculty of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Sociology by Hideko Asada on December 7, 1998.


The Effects Of Lndividual And Social Factors On Academic Achievement And Learning Attitudes Of Male And Female Students In Mathematics, Hui-Chen Chan Dec 1998

The Effects Of Lndividual And Social Factors On Academic Achievement And Learning Attitudes Of Male And Female Students In Mathematics, Hui-Chen Chan

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

A thesis presented to the faculty of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Sociology by Hui-Chen Chan on December 3, 1998.


A Sociological Perspective Of The Mobile Home In Appalachian Eastern Kentucky, Travis Lance George Dec 1998

A Sociological Perspective Of The Mobile Home In Appalachian Eastern Kentucky, Travis Lance George

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

A thesis presented to the faculty of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Sociology by Travis Lance George on December 2, 1998.


Factors Which Cause Families To Home School Their Children In Northeast Tennessee, Tony G. England Dec 1998

Factors Which Cause Families To Home School Their Children In Northeast Tennessee, Tony G. England

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The problem which this researcher investigated centered around the motivational factors which caused parents to educate their children at home. The purpose of this study was to assess the factors as perceived to cause families to home school their children. This study of home school education offered the opportunity to examine the dynamics within home schooling families as they conducted a non-traditional educational alternative. The study may provide information and insight to assist public school policy makers in considering inclusion of program components presently perceived as missing. Two home school associations in upper East Tennessee responded to a home school ...


Social And Cultural Influences On Nontraditional Students' Decision To Seek Higher Education, Mose Bullington Dec 1998

Social And Cultural Influences On Nontraditional Students' Decision To Seek Higher Education, Mose Bullington

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study was to determine some of the social and cultural influences on nontraditional students' decisions to seek higher education. The thesis of this project is that nontraditional students are reacting to changes in the occupational structure of the United States. The six propositions of social exchange theory developed by George Homans were used to guide the research. A questionnaire was distributed to the entire population of full-time nontraditional undergraduate students at a comprehensive university in the Southeast. A total of 430 students over the age of 25 responded to the questionnaire. Frequency distributions and crosstabulations were ...


The Contribution Of Financial Aid To Undergraduate Persistence, Laura W. Perna Dec 1998

The Contribution Of Financial Aid To Undergraduate Persistence, Laura W. Perna

GSE Faculty Research

No abstract provided.


Doing Well By Doing Good: A Study Of The Effects Of A Service-Learning Experience On Student Success, Judith S. Berson, William F. Younkin Nov 1998

Doing Well By Doing Good: A Study Of The Effects Of A Service-Learning Experience On Student Success, Judith S. Berson, William F. Younkin

Higher Education

This study explored the effects of service learning on student success in college. The study consisted of 286 students enrolled in six paired community college courses in various disciplines. One section of each pair was taught using traditional subject matter and course materials,while the other section of each pair was required to participate in a 20-hourservice learning activity in addition to the regular course curriculum.Participating faculty completed questionnaires and interviews regarding the courses, and students completed end-of-course evaluations. The results indicated that, overall, students who participated in the sections with a service learning requirement achieved higher final course ...


Ua11/1 On Campus, Vol. 8, No. 9, Wku University Relations Nov 1998

Ua11/1 On Campus, Vol. 8, No. 9, Wku University Relations

WKU Archives Records

On Campus newsletter featuring articles about faculty, staff and events at Western Kentucky University. Regular features are:

  • College News
  • Sponsored Programs
  • Hot off the Press
  • Personnel File

This issue includes articles:

  • Mixing Manpower & Mind Power Pays Off - George Vourvopoulos
  • Business College Receives $2.6 Million Gift
  • Faculty Award of Excellence Winners - Nancy Baird, Robert Holman, Karen Westbrooks
  • University & Community Address Safety
  • Western's Public Radio Service Completes Successful Membership Campaign
  • Wheat First Union Establishes Scholarships
  • College Heights Herald Wins Journalism Award
  • Program Receives Barry Bingham Award
  • Women's Club Gives to College Heights Foundation
  • Smoke: A Student's Nightmare - West ...


Turned On Teachers Help Students Tune In To Geography, Chester Smolski Oct 1998

Turned On Teachers Help Students Tune In To Geography, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"If you hear your youngster just home from school talking about some local issues related to transportation, land use, natural resources, air quality, water pollution, zoning, population growth or economic development, you can bet that she has been turned on by her geography teacher."


New England College Pre-Service Teacher Service Learning Guidebook, Debra Nitschke-Shaw Oct 1998

New England College Pre-Service Teacher Service Learning Guidebook, Debra Nitschke-Shaw

Guides

In a democratic classroom, teacher and students strive to create a participatory learning community (Wade, 1997), a community where the voices and needs of all are respected and valued by the members of that community. Democratic education involves connecting with the larger community through meaningful, hands-on involvement. According to John Dewey, "schools should be democratic laboratories of learning closely linked to community need" (National Youth Leadership Council, 1991, p. 4). Therefore, the focus of a democratic classroom should be on responsible participation from all members of the classroom community.


Service-Learning In Economics: A Detailed Application, Kimmarie Mcgoldrick Oct 1998

Service-Learning In Economics: A Detailed Application, Kimmarie Mcgoldrick

Service Learning, General

Over the past decade, a significant push has been made toward the adoption or development of alternative methods of disseminating economic concepts to students. Much of this work is grounded in the belief that we, as educators, must recognize who our students are as well as how they process information. Siegfried and colleagues ( 1991) have suggested that more needs to be done to teach students to think like economists. They outlined a number of approaches and changes that have the potential for improving undergraduate economic education by providing opportunities for students to practice thinking like economists.


Ua1b5 New Faculty 1998-99, Western Kentucky University Oct 1998

Ua1b5 New Faculty 1998-99, Western Kentucky University

WKU Archives Records

List of new WKU faculty.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 74, No. 8, Wku Student Affairs Sep 1998

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 74, No. 8, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news:

  • Mayo, Travis. A Crushing Defeat – Football
  • Stamper, John. Fatal Fire Sparking Changes – Murray State University, Housing & Residence Life
  • Karen, Mattias. Insurance Costs Could Drop for Faculty – Employee Benefits
  • Harper, Molly. Report Expresses Concern About Campus Dark Spots – Lighting
  • New Classes Need Funding – Budget, Curriculum
  • Tabor, Chris. Editorial Cartoon More Classes
  • Mead, Ann. Reserved Spots Open After 5 – Parking
  • Wilson, Liz. Take Bake the Night Succeeds – Poetry
  • How Would You Rate Your Computer Skills?
  • Lynn, Kelley. Talent Show Draws All Kinds
  • Englert, Jennifer. Student Government Association Feasting on Pig Before ...


Ua3/9/5 Somerset Noon Rotary Club Speech, Wku President's Office Sep 1998

Ua3/9/5 Somerset Noon Rotary Club Speech, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell to the Noon Rotary Club in Somerset, Kentucky.


Teachers Make Marks In, Out Of Classroom, Chester Smolski Sep 1998

Teachers Make Marks In, Out Of Classroom, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"Doing field work on the Northern Fur Seals of Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska; laboring in the lab at the University of Texas; examining gender and geography at Trinity College in Hartford; finding out about China at Yale; doing surveys on tourism and sustainability at the University of Maine; studying with the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. and teaching and working with other teachers at Roger Williams University and Rhode Island College, 20 Teacher Consultants (TCs) of the Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance had themselves a busy and productive summer."


Ua3/9/5 Opening Faculty/Staff Meeting, Wku President's Office Aug 1998

Ua3/9/5 Opening Faculty/Staff Meeting, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell at his first fall convocation. He discusses priorities, strategic planning, institutional peer group, programs of distinction, campus construction and improvement, traffic and parking, information technology, student compensation, athletics, employee benefits and policies, community relations, fund raising and student recruitment.


Ua3/9/5 Hopkinsville Kiwanis Club, Wku President's Office Aug 1998

Ua3/9/5 Hopkinsville Kiwanis Club, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Talking points used by WKU president Gary Ransdell at a meeting of the Hopkinsville Kentucky Kiwanis Club regarding Western Kentucky University.


Being True To What We Profess: Management Education And Inquiry - A Black British Perspective, Gloria Gordon Phd Aug 1998

Being True To What We Profess: Management Education And Inquiry - A Black British Perspective, Gloria Gordon Phd

Gloria Gordon PhD

The term ‘towards bicultural competence’ in the title of my doctoral thesis: Towards Bicultural Competence: Researching for Personal and Professional Transformations refers to my desire to become competent in negotiating the two cultures (British and African Caribbean) of my dual heritage. The lack of competence which is implied in the title has been a major problem in my personal and professional life and was therefore an important insight thrown up by my research efforts.


The Impact Of Selected Barriers On Students Completing Community College In Michigan, Terri Lynn Burt Aug 1998

The Impact Of Selected Barriers On Students Completing Community College In Michigan, Terri Lynn Burt

Dissertations

Research studies have been conducted to investigate barriers that inhibit the ability of adult students to obtain a postsecondary education (Powell, 1989; Shields, 1990). These studies suggest that there are three distinct categories that could be used to describe this phenomenon: (1) situational, (2) dispositional, and (3) institutional. The overall purpose of this study was to determine what barriers, if any, are experienced by nontraditional African-American students in selected Midwest community colleges in comparison to White adult students according to selected demographic variables (e.g., age, sex, marital status, number of children, employment, status, income, and race). More specifically, this ...


The Relationship Between Organizational Culture And The Practice Of Program Evaluation In Human Service Organizations, Lorraine Marais Aug 1998

The Relationship Between Organizational Culture And The Practice Of Program Evaluation In Human Service Organizations, Lorraine Marais

Dissertations

There are many obstacles for human service organizations in evaluating programs. Some of these barriers are the difficulty in defining human behavior and the change that needs to be evaluated, human service programs that take a long time to show results, agency capacity to do evaluation, and cost (Young, Hollister, Hodgkinson, & Associates, 1993). Another subtle yet powerful influence on the practice of evaluation in nonprofit organizations may be organizational culture (Schein, 1990). If an organization is going to employ self-evaluation, an organizational culture may be needed that will support such efforts. This study was designed to assess the relationship between ...


Cuny Trustees Vote To End Remedial Classes, Alisa Solomon Jul 1998

Cuny Trustees Vote To End Remedial Classes, Alisa Solomon

Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS)

In a decision that threatens to slam closed the door on thousands of CUNY undergraduates, the University's Board of Trustees voted on May 26 to eliminate remedial courses at the system's eleven senior colleges. For people interested in CLAGS — which is not involved in remedial education and is based at the Graduate Center — the new policy may not seem momentous, relevant, or even objectionable. Nonetheless, it has far-reaching political, economic, and practical implications for CLAGS. What's more, as hundreds of CUNY faculty, students, and community groups testified at public hearings over the last several months, it's ...


Naccs 25th Annual Conference, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies Jun 1998

Naccs 25th Annual Conference, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies

NACCS Conference Programs

Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de México
June 24-27, 1998
Hilton Mexico City Reforma


Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar May 1998

Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar

WKU Archives Records

Commencement program listing graduates.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 73, No. 55, Wku Student Affairs May 1998

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 73, No. 55, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.

  • Lanter, Charlie. University Boulevard Negotiations Optimistic
  • Lanter, Charlie. Gordon Ford College of Business Receives $1 Million – Leon Page
  • Brewer, Jerry. Danielle McCulley Selected No. 1 in American Basketball League Draft
  • Back, Shannon. Council on Postsecondary Education Postpones Programs of Distinction Decision
  • Harper, Molly. Lack of New Funds May Lead to Belt-Tightening for Western – Budget
  • 1998 Marsupial Awards
  • Harlow, Paige. Editorial Cartoon Space for Lease
  • Harrell, Drew. Increase for Campaign Spending Limits Needed – Student Government Association
  • Lobo, Mazz. Athletes Not Just Like Regular Students
  • People Poll: What Do You Remember ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 73, No. 54, Wku Student Affairs May 1998

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 73, No. 54, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.

  • Batcheldor, Matt. Students Admit to Funny Money Scheme – Jason Cardwell, Craig Fagg, Counterfeiting
  • Mains, Brian. Kentucky Derby Anything But Real Quiet
  • Lanter, Charlie. Ogden College of Science & Engineering Integrates Programs
  • Harper, Molly. Women’s Task Force Report to Be Released
  • Gordon Ford College of Business to Get $1 Million
  • Child ID Program Saturday
  • Hall, Jason. Gary Ransdell Tenure Good So Far
  • Moore, Leigh. New Home, Big Grant for Physics Laboratory – Applied Physics Institute
  • Don’t Miss Out on Inauguration Events
  • Harlow, Paige. Editorial Cartoon Gary Ransdell Installation
  • Hoover, Judith ...


A Quest For Educational Equality, Estella A. Galindo May 1998

A Quest For Educational Equality, Estella A. Galindo

College of Education

Girls make up the majority of America's school children. Many of them are falling behind academically because they are treated educationally as second-class citizens. Using a qualitative research approach, this paper uses conversations with young girls to gather insights about gender issues in today's schools. Research suggests that sexist experiences subvert education, therefore, educational sexism must be eradicated.


Working With Fathers...Fathers And New Lessons About Anger, Glen F. Palm May 1998

Working With Fathers...Fathers And New Lessons About Anger, Glen F. Palm

Child and Family Studies Faculty Publications

Part of the "Working with Fathers: Methods and Perspectives" column published by Family Information Services (Minneapolis, MN) and here published with their generous permission..


An Integration Of 'Social Environment' Into The Symbolic Interactionist Paradigm, Tom Riley May 1998

An Integration Of 'Social Environment' Into The Symbolic Interactionist Paradigm, Tom Riley

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

A thesis presented to the faculty of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Sociology by Tom Riley on May 1, 1998.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 73, No. 53, Wku Student Affairs Apr 1998

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 73, No. 53, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.

  • Moore, Leigh. Institute Receives National Contract – Applied Physics Institute
  • Brewer, Jerry. Cheerleaders Gain National Renown
  • Lanter, Charlie. Stephanie Cosby Rolls to Huge Victory – Student Government Association
  • Wilson, Misty. Election Day Taxing for Officer Candidates – Student Government Association
  • Lecture Series Funded – Leon Page Business Leadership Series
  • Harper, Molly. Grant to Help Migrant Workers – PLOW, People Learning Others Ways, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
  • Lanter, Charlie. Regents Committee Gives Budget Firs OK
  • Athletes Should Be Allowed to Work
  • Harlow, Paige. Editorial Cartoon Athletes Need Money
  • Hackett, Hugh. Underpass Needs Improvements – Flooding ...