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Elevating The Environment Through Artistic Expression, Becky Gumbrewicz May 2019

Elevating The Environment Through Artistic Expression, Becky Gumbrewicz

Senior Honors Projects

REBECCA GUMBREWICZ (Environmental Science and Management)

Elevating the Environment Through Artistic Expression

Sponsor: Judith Swift (Communication Studies, Coastal Institute)

Currently there are multiple areas of environmental concern that require not only scientific research but increased public awareness in order to motivate further action toward preservation of our environment or remediation of human impacts. To promote a broader perspective of the most effective ways to communicate science, this project offers the culmination of an environmentally-focused art showcase of student interpretations of science that one could posit elevated public perception of the environment. An integral part of conducting research is understanding how ...


Ace Your Online Teaching With Quality Course Delivery, Kristie Baldwin Nov 2018

Ace Your Online Teaching With Quality Course Delivery, Kristie Baldwin

Open Course Materials

The following is an instructor resource to assist educators in developing superior online courses.


A Critical Thinking Benchmark For A Department Of Agricultural Education And Studies, Dustin K. Perry, Michael S. Retallick, Thomas H. Paulsen Jan 2014

A Critical Thinking Benchmark For A Department Of Agricultural Education And Studies, Dustin K. Perry, Michael S. Retallick, Thomas H. Paulsen

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

Due to an ever changing world where technology seemingly provides endless answers, today’s higher education students must master a new skill set reflecting an emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving, and communications. The purpose of this study was to establish a departmental benchmark for critical thinking abilities of students majoring in agricultural education and studies. Seventy-five senior-level undergraduates completed a Critical Thinking Assessment Test (CAT) during the spring 2013 semester. A one-sample t-test utilizing national norm data and a step-wise regression model analyzing predictors of critical thinking ability were used to address research objectives. The only critical thinking skill ...


Understanding Corn Belt Farmer Perspectives On Climate Change To Inform Engagement Strategies For Adaptation And Mitigation, J. G. Arbuckle Jr., J. Hobbs, A. Loy, L. W. Morton, L. W. Prokopy, J. Tyndall Jan 2014

Understanding Corn Belt Farmer Perspectives On Climate Change To Inform Engagement Strategies For Adaptation And Mitigation, J. G. Arbuckle Jr., J. Hobbs, A. Loy, L. W. Morton, L. W. Prokopy, J. Tyndall

Sociology Publications

Development of extension and outreach that effectively engage farmers in climate change adaptation and/or mitigation activities can be informed by an improved understanding of farmers' perspectives on climate change and related impacts. This research employed latent class analysis (LCA) to analyze data from a survey of 4,778 farmers from 11 US Corn Belt states. The research focused on two related research questions: (1) to what degree do farmers differ on key measures of beliefs about climate change, experience with extreme weather, perceived risks to agriculture, efficacy, and level of support for public and private adaptive and mitigative action ...


Coaching Efficacy With Academic Leaders: A Phenomenological Investigation, Deanna Lee Vansickel-Peterson Nov 2010

Coaching Efficacy With Academic Leaders: A Phenomenological Investigation, Deanna Lee Vansickel-Peterson

Public Access Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research from the College of Education and Human Sciences

The purpose of this psychological phenomenological research was to understand the efficacy of life coaching from the perspective of academic leaders. To date, not one investigation or attempt has been made towards the above stated purpose. This study includes a theoretical overview and a review of the coaching literature from Socrates (469-399 BC) to current day Humanistic theory presented in part by Roger (1902-1987).

This process included data collection from five academic leaders who have been coached for at least two years. Levels of analysis of 365 statements, quote and/or comments produced finding of efficacy in life coaching with ...


Crop Updates 2005 - Farming Systems, David Stephens, Nicola Telcik, Ross Kingwell, Wayne Pluske, Bill Bowden, Mike Collins, Francis Hoyle, D. V. Murphy, N. Milton, M. Osman, L. K. Abbott, W. R. Cookson, S. Darmawanto, Bill Crabtree, Geoff Anderson, Darren Kidson, Ross Brennan, Nick Drew, Craig Scanlan, Lisa Sherriff, Bob French, Reg Lunt, Jeff Russell, Angie Roe, Ian Maling, Matthew Adams, George Yan, Mohammad Hamza, Glen Riethmuller, Wal Anderson, Angela Loi, Phil Nichols, Clinton Revell, David Ferris, Phil Ward, Andrea Hills, Sally-Anne Penny, David Hall, Michael Robertson, Don Gaydon, Tress Walmsley, Caroline Peek, Megan Abrahams, Paul Raper, Richard O'Donnell, Trevor Lacey, Meredith Fairbanks, David Tennant, Cameron Weeks, Richard Quinlan, Alexandra Edward, Chris Carter, Doug Hamilton, Peter Tozer, Renaye Horne, Tracey Gianatti, Paul Carmody, Ian Foster, Michele John, Ross George, Imma Farré, Ian Kininmonth, Dennis Van Gool, Neil Coles, Bill Porter, Louise Barton, Richard Harper, Peter Ritson, Tony Beck, Chris Mitchell, Michael Hill, Fiona Barker-Reid, Will Gates, Ken Wilson, Rob Baigent, Ian Galbally, Mick Meyer, Ian Weeks, Traci Griffin, D. Rodriguez, M. Probust, M. Meyers, D. Chen, A. Bennett, W. Strong, R. Nussey, I Galbally, M. Howden Feb 2005

Crop Updates 2005 - Farming Systems, David Stephens, Nicola Telcik, Ross Kingwell, Wayne Pluske, Bill Bowden, Mike Collins, Francis Hoyle, D. V. Murphy, N. Milton, M. Osman, L. K. Abbott, W. R. Cookson, S. Darmawanto, Bill Crabtree, Geoff Anderson, Darren Kidson, Ross Brennan, Nick Drew, Craig Scanlan, Lisa Sherriff, Bob French, Reg Lunt, Jeff Russell, Angie Roe, Ian Maling, Matthew Adams, George Yan, Mohammad Hamza, Glen Riethmuller, Wal Anderson, Angela Loi, Phil Nichols, Clinton Revell, David Ferris, Phil Ward, Andrea Hills, Sally-Anne Penny, David Hall, Michael Robertson, Don Gaydon, Tress Walmsley, Caroline Peek, Megan Abrahams, Paul Raper, Richard O'Donnell, Trevor Lacey, Meredith Fairbanks, David Tennant, Cameron Weeks, Richard Quinlan, Alexandra Edward, Chris Carter, Doug Hamilton, Peter Tozer, Renaye Horne, Tracey Gianatti, Paul Carmody, Ian Foster, Michele John, Ross George, Imma Farré, Ian Kininmonth, Dennis Van Gool, Neil Coles, Bill Porter, Louise Barton, Richard Harper, Peter Ritson, Tony Beck, Chris Mitchell, Michael Hill, Fiona Barker-Reid, Will Gates, Ken Wilson, Rob Baigent, Ian Galbally, Mick Meyer, Ian Weeks, Traci Griffin, D. Rodriguez, M. Probust, M. Meyers, D. Chen, A. Bennett, W. Strong, R. Nussey, I Galbally, M. Howden

Crop Updates

This session covers forty four papers from different authors:

PLENARY

1. 2005 Outlook, David Stephens and Nicola Telcik, Department of Agriculture

FERTILITY AND NUTRITION

2. The effect of higher nitrogen fertiliser prices on rotation and fertiliser strategies in cropping systems, Ross Kingwell, Department of Agriculture and University of Western Australia

3. Stubble management: The short and long term implications for crop nutrition and soil fertility, Wayne Pluske, Nutrient Management Systems and Bill Bowden, Department of Agriculture

4. Stubble management: The pros and cons of different methods, Bill Bowden, Department of Agriculture, Western Australia and Mike Collins, WANTFA

5. Effect of ...


Nf05-627 Communicating With Families: Communication Techniques, Debra E. Schroeder, Mary K. Warner, Mary Nelson, Eileen Krumbach, Sarah Effken Purcell, Janet S. Hanna, Kathy Bosch, John Defrain Jan 2005

Nf05-627 Communicating With Families: Communication Techniques, Debra E. Schroeder, Mary K. Warner, Mary Nelson, Eileen Krumbach, Sarah Effken Purcell, Janet S. Hanna, Kathy Bosch, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

In the best child-care settings, providers and families work as a team. Each brings a unique point of view, and each shows concern for the child's growth and development. As a child-care professional, one of your roles in this partnership is to promote effective communication with families. It is important for child-care providers to develop and practice effective communication skills and implement them when communicating with families about their children.


Nf05-592 Both Partners Are Responsible For The Relationship, Kathy Bosch Jan 2005

Nf05-592 Both Partners Are Responsible For The Relationship, Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Both partners in a marriage are equally responsible for nurturing the relationship and "keeping the spark alive." Too often society has placed this responsibility on the woman when it should be equally shared. Women often have accepted the "caretaker" role partially because of their connectedness with children and family; however, both partners have a great stake in the well-being of the marriage and should care deeply about keeping the relationship viable and healthy. One person cannot strengthen the relationship alone. It takes two working together to strengthen the partner relationship.


Nf05-625 Communicating With Families: Communicating With Families Of Infants, Debra E. Schroeder, Mary K. Warner, Mary Nelson, Eileen Krumbach, Sarah Effken Purcell, Janet S. Hanna, Kathy Bosch, John Defrain Jan 2005

Nf05-625 Communicating With Families: Communicating With Families Of Infants, Debra E. Schroeder, Mary K. Warner, Mary Nelson, Eileen Krumbach, Sarah Effken Purcell, Janet S. Hanna, Kathy Bosch, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Families have many adjustments to make as they transition to parenthood. Parenting is a lonely endeavor sometimes. Often families rely more on outside child care, and with that comes the need, particularly for families of infants, to keep the communication lines open between themselves and their child-care providers. A variety of techniques can be used to help families and child-care providers communicate effectively.


Nf05-629 Helping Children Resolve Conflict Pitfalls To Avoid During Conflict Mediation, Marjorie Kostelnik, Mary Nelson, Sarah Effken Purcell, Eileen Krumbach, Janet S. Hanna, Debra E. Schroeder, Kathy Bosch, John Defrain Jan 2005

Nf05-629 Helping Children Resolve Conflict Pitfalls To Avoid During Conflict Mediation, Marjorie Kostelnik, Mary Nelson, Sarah Effken Purcell, Eileen Krumbach, Janet S. Hanna, Debra E. Schroeder, Kathy Bosch, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

When using conflict mediation, children learn skills necessary to reach peaceful solutions. These skills include: communication, compromise, the ability to see how different aspects of a dispute are related, and the ability to consider their own perspective as well as that of another person. As children learn problem-solving procedures and words, they become increasingly capable of solving problems by themselves. There is evidence that these childhood learnings are maintained through the adult years.


Nf05-628 Helping Children Resolve Conflict Conflict Mediation Model, Marjorie Kostelnik, Debra E. Schroeder, Sarah Effken Purcell, Mary Nelson, Eileen Krumbach, Janet S. Hanna, Kathy Bosch, John Defrain Jan 2005

Nf05-628 Helping Children Resolve Conflict Conflict Mediation Model, Marjorie Kostelnik, Debra E. Schroeder, Sarah Effken Purcell, Mary Nelson, Eileen Krumbach, Janet S. Hanna, Kathy Bosch, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

During conflict mediation children learn the skills necessary to reach peaceful resolutions. These skills involve communication, compromise, the ability to see how different aspects of a dispute are related and the ability to consider their own perspective as well as that of another person.

Adults play an important role in the socialization of children. They help children develop social skills. This NebFact discusses how to teach children to resolve conflicts.


Nf05-645 Infants And Toddlers — Developing More Than One Language, Janet S. Hanna, Kayla M. Hinrichs, Carla J. Mahar, John Defrain Jan 2005

Nf05-645 Infants And Toddlers — Developing More Than One Language, Janet S. Hanna, Kayla M. Hinrichs, Carla J. Mahar, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

When infants and toddlers are developing more than one language, the goal is that they will learn English and develop fluency in their home language. Children can become truly bilingual and be able to use two or more languages with fequal fluency. Children, families, schools, and communities all benefit when children keep their connection to their language and heritage.


Nf05-644 Relationships: The Heart Of Language And Literacy, Janet S. Hanna, Kayla M. Hinrichs, Carla J. Mahar, John Defrain Jan 2005

Nf05-644 Relationships: The Heart Of Language And Literacy, Janet S. Hanna, Kayla M. Hinrichs, Carla J. Mahar, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Infants and toddlers learn early language and literacy skills in the context of their relationships with the adults around them as if they are putting together a puzzle. Most of the puzzle pieces involve taking turns with the baby — your turn, my turn, your turn, my turn. The turns might be with actions or with talking. The turns might be very quick or rather slow.

This NebFact discusses turn-taking; what it involves and the strategies used.


Creating A Strong Family: American Family Strengths Inventory, John Defrain Jan 2002

Creating A Strong Family: American Family Strengths Inventory, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The six qualities of strong families in America are discussed and a checklist is provided to help families identify their strengths as well as areas where they could grow stronger.


Nf523 Teens Making Choices: Practice Is Important, Rosalie Bakken Jan 2002

Nf523 Teens Making Choices: Practice Is Important, Rosalie Bakken

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication helps adults develop a strategy to help teens learn how to make good decisions.

Today's youth are put into situations where they must make important, often split-second decisions about things like cigarette or alcohol use, breaking laws, or whether to join in activities that are hurtful - or helpful and respectful - of others. We all hope that our youth will not hesitate to do the right thing in these situations.

Adults can help prepare youth to make good, healthy choices. Kids and teens learn best through practice, so give youth chances to practice making decisions under your guidance ...


Nf556 Our Relationship....And Communicating Effectively, Kathy Bosch Jan 2002

Nf556 Our Relationship....And Communicating Effectively, Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication helps couples learn how to communicate with one another.


Nf532 Parenting Your Child Effectively: Give Choices, Marilyn Fox Jan 2002

Nf532 Parenting Your Child Effectively: Give Choices, Marilyn Fox

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication is about giving your child choices.


Nf527 Parenting Your Child Effectively Look At The Whole Picture, Marilyn Fox Jan 2002

Nf527 Parenting Your Child Effectively Look At The Whole Picture, Marilyn Fox

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication contains information to help parents remain calm when having emotional discussions with children.


Nf528 Parenting Your Child Effectively: Set A Good Example, Marilyn Fox Jan 2002

Nf528 Parenting Your Child Effectively: Set A Good Example, Marilyn Fox

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication discusses ways parents can communicate effectively with their children during emotional times.


Nf01-451 Consumer Responsibility In Health Care: Improving Communication With Your Provider, Mary Ellen Rider, Paul Flack Jan 2001

Nf01-451 Consumer Responsibility In Health Care: Improving Communication With Your Provider, Mary Ellen Rider, Paul Flack

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The U.S. health care system continues to undergo reform. The direction of change places more emphasis on the patient to be a responsible partner in his/her own care and for those for whom they are responsible (family members) for care. One of the most important skills consumers have to exercise in this partnership is communication skills.


Nf00-439 Creating A Strong Family: What Is A Strong Family, Anyway?, John Defrain Jan 2000

Nf00-439 Creating A Strong Family: What Is A Strong Family, Anyway?, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses six qualities that strong families often share.


Nf00-442 Creating A Strong Family: Positive Communication: Smoothing Out The Bumps In Family Life, John Defrain Jan 2000

Nf00-442 Creating A Strong Family: Positive Communication: Smoothing Out The Bumps In Family Life, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact explores the role of open, clear communication in developing strong families.


Nf00-445 Creating A Strong Family: Successful Management Of Stress And Crisis, John Defrain Jan 2000

Nf00-445 Creating A Strong Family: Successful Management Of Stress And Crisis, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Research with strong families shows how they approach difficult times and overcome them.


Nf98-382 Dealing With Change: Emotional Overload, Herbert G. Lingren Jan 1998

Nf98-382 Dealing With Change: Emotional Overload, Herbert G. Lingren

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses ways to cope with extreme stress and change.


Nf98-383 Improve Communication For Better Understanding, Herbert G. Lingren Jan 1998

Nf98-383 Improve Communication For Better Understanding, Herbert G. Lingren

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact offers some advice on family communication.


Nf98-388 How To Manage Daily Stress, Herbert G. Lingren Jan 1998

Nf98-388 How To Manage Daily Stress, Herbert G. Lingren

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Purpose: To learn about stress and coping, and to develop a stress management plan..


Nf98-387 Children And Stress, Herbert G. Lingren Jan 1998

Nf98-387 Children And Stress, Herbert G. Lingren

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact offers some advice to help reduce stress in children's lives.


Nf98-386 Get Rid Of Anger For A Healthy Life, Herbert G. Lingren Jan 1998

Nf98-386 Get Rid Of Anger For A Healthy Life, Herbert G. Lingren

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact offers some advice to help reduce anger in one's life.


Nf98-384 Making Relationships Work In Difficult Times, Herbert G. Lingren Jan 1998

Nf98-384 Making Relationships Work In Difficult Times, Herbert G. Lingren

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact offers some advice to help guide couples in difficult situations.


Nf98-389 Put Laughter And Humor In Your Life, Herbert G. Lingren Jan 1998

Nf98-389 Put Laughter And Humor In Your Life, Herbert G. Lingren

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Purpose: To learn about stress and coping, and to develop a stress management plan..