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Kentucky Voices: Education Reform Is Futile Without New Set Of Principles, Aaron W. Hughey Nov 2011

Kentucky Voices: Education Reform Is Futile Without New Set Of Principles, Aaron W. Hughey

Counseling & Student Affairs Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Managing Finances In College [Brochure And Video], Laura Heidel, Caleb M. Parrigan Oct 2011

Managing Finances In College [Brochure And Video], Laura Heidel, Caleb M. Parrigan

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

Managing finances is a very important instrument that should be demonstrated on a daily basis by all students, and also any individual that is working full-time and has a set of expenses that must be paid. Creating a budget helps college students resist physical, mental, and emotional stress. Knowing how to budget your expenses will teach students how to be responsible, how you view money, and the true value of a dollar. Credit cards are also a potential stressor for students. Nellie Mae, a student loan provider, finds that 83% of undergraduates have at least one credit card and the ...


Student Debt [Brochure And Video], John Roberts, Timothy Popma Jul 2011

Student Debt [Brochure And Video], John Roberts, Timothy Popma

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

Research has proven that over the course of a student’s higher education career, individuals will become debt tolerant (Zhang and Kemp, 2009, p. 28). Being that students are becoming debt tolerant, more and more debt is taken from government aid or private loans to fund students through college. Currently, the national student debt amount is over $950 billion. Mark Kantrowitz, a publisher of FinAid.org, states, “national student debt increases $2853.88 every second.” Unfortunately, student debt has not only accrued from education alone. Students are using student loan refunds and credit cards to finance the high standard of ...


Ua3/9 Recommendation On 2011-2012 Budget, Wku President's Office, Gary Ransdell Jun 2011

Ua3/9 Recommendation On 2011-2012 Budget, Wku President's Office, Gary Ransdell

WKU Archives Records

Memo from President Gary Ransdell to the faculty and staff regarding the budget submitted to the WKU Board of Regents.


Topscholar®, Creating Opportunities [Brochure], Connie Foster, Jennifer Wilson Apr 2011

Topscholar®, Creating Opportunities [Brochure], Connie Foster, Jennifer Wilson

TopSCHOLAR® Presentations and Reports

No abstract provided.


41st Annual Wku Student Research Conference, Student Research Council, Western Kentucky University Mar 2011

41st Annual Wku Student Research Conference, Student Research Council, Western Kentucky University

Student Research Conference Select Presentations

No abstract provided.


Ua3/9 201 Advanced Practice Doctorates & Budget Reductions, Wku President's Office, Gary Ransdell Mar 2011

Ua3/9 201 Advanced Practice Doctorates & Budget Reductions, Wku President's Office, Gary Ransdell

WKU Archives Records

Memo entitled 1) 2011 General Assembly / Action on Advanced Practice Doctorates / Doctor of Physical Therapy at WKU; and 2) Budget Reductions for 2011-2012 issued by President Gary Ransdell to faculty and staff. Gives detailed budget reductions by department.


Avatars, Blabberize, And Cell Phones: Abc's Of The Digital Age [Paper], Kay S. Gandy, Rebecca Stobaugh Mar 2011

Avatars, Blabberize, And Cell Phones: Abc's Of The Digital Age [Paper], Kay S. Gandy, Rebecca Stobaugh

School of Teacher Education Faculty Publications & Presentations

The Digital Age is revolutionizing education. Educators need to be well-trained on the variety of technology tools available. Technology tools captivate the interest of students and encourage high-levels of engagement. Often, the daily lives of students are rich in technology, while teachers lack the knowledge or skills to integrate technology into the curriculum. Two university teacher education professors will share innovative technology tools to enhance instruction. The tools were modeled in education courses for preservice teachers and transferred into K-12 classrooms. Technology tools included: Skype, PhotoPeach, Prezi, Blabberize, Xtranormal, Poll Everywhere (voting with cellphones), Tagxedo, GPS, and GIS. For example ...


Topscholar® Creating Opportunities [2011 Brochure], Connie Foster, Jennifer Wilson Mar 2011

Topscholar® Creating Opportunities [2011 Brochure], Connie Foster, Jennifer Wilson

TopSCHOLAR® Presentations and Reports

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Mini-Computers And E-Books On The Success Of At-Risk College Students, Aaron W. Hughey, Charlene Manco Feb 2011

The Impact Of Mini-Computers And E-Books On The Success Of At-Risk College Students, Aaron W. Hughey, Charlene Manco

Counseling & Student Affairs Faculty Publications

Academically underprepared college students; i.e., those identified as needing developmental (remedial) English, mathematics and reading courses in order to maximize their potential for academic success at college-level studies, were provided with the opportunity to rent, for a minimal, subsidized fee, mini-computers bundled with digital course materials (e-books). The academic aptitude of the students who participated in the study was assessed when they entered the program, and their academic performance was assessed at the conclusion of the semester in which they were provided with these resources. The aptitude, performance and retention of program participants were then compared to those of ...


Ky. Voices: Look Behind Jobless Numbers, Aaron W. Hughey Jan 2011

Ky. Voices: Look Behind Jobless Numbers, Aaron W. Hughey

Counseling & Student Affairs Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Alzheimer’S Disease, Carol Watwood Jan 2011

Alzheimer’S Disease, Carol Watwood

DLPS Faculty Publications

Alzheimer’s disease is a common health issue mostly found in elderly persons. An overview of the disease and a list of reliable Web-based information sources suitable for a general audience are presented.


Ua1d Wku University Wide Personnel File, Wku Archives Jan 2011

Ua1d Wku University Wide Personnel File, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Personnel files from all WKU departments opened 30 years after separation from the university or upon death. The records include information regarding education, awards and honors, and correspondence. Clippings and other materials from former biographical vertical files have also been added to many folders.

Note: Employment dates noted in the catalog are for reference purposes and should be confirmed by referring to records in the collection.


Access To Business Research Resources Through Academic Library Web Sites: A Survey, John C. Gottfried Jan 2011

Access To Business Research Resources Through Academic Library Web Sites: A Survey, John C. Gottfried

DLPS Faculty Publications

This study is an examination of access to business research resources through academic library Web sites, including research databases, catalog services, research guides, and business librarians. The Web sites of 114 academic libraries serving top business programs in the United States were studied. Results reveal a wide range of access to business research databases among the schools studied (anywhere from 11 to 100 business databases available). Over 95% of the schools provided business research guides, and nearly all schools provided at least some contact information for business librarians.