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The Challenge: Magazine For The Center For Gifted Studies (No. 56 Spring 2024), Elizabeth Joyce Editor Apr 2024

The Challenge: Magazine For The Center For Gifted Studies (No. 56 Spring 2024), Elizabeth Joyce Editor

Gifted Studies Publications

Magazine created by and about the WKU Center for Gifted Studies.


Ua94/6/18 Stephen Flora Student / Alumni Papers, Wku Archives Jan 2024

Ua94/6/18 Stephen Flora Student / Alumni Papers, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about Stephen Flora during his years as a student at Western Kentucky University.


Ua60/4 Applied Arts & Health Nursing, Wku Archives Jan 2024

Ua60/4 Applied Arts & Health Nursing, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by the department of Nursing.


The Challenge: Magazine For The Center For Gifted Studies (No. 55, Fall 2023), Elizabeth Joyce Editor Oct 2023

The Challenge: Magazine For The Center For Gifted Studies (No. 55, Fall 2023), Elizabeth Joyce Editor

Gifted Studies Publications

Magazine created by and about the WKU Center for Gifted Studies.


Ua12/2/2 Talisman: Dimension, Wku Student Affairs Oct 2023

Ua12/2/2 Talisman: Dimension, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Fall 2023 Talisman:

  • Johnson, Katelyn . Flora & Fauna - Biology
  • Pollard, Evynn. Inked Imagination
  • Booth, Pandora. Sowing Grace - Mothers
  • Murray, Debra. Shapes of Beauty
  • Bivens, Emily. The Life Lesson
  • Figures of Fall
  • Meyers, Jeffrey. Level Up - eGames
  • Walsh, Aidan. Unsung Heroes
  • Sandlin, Ellie. Place to Be - Habitat for Humanity, Hotel, Inc.
  • Youngers, Joel. An Endless Starry Sky
  • Muscutt, Carson. True Colors - Queen Venus Knight
  • Drury, Faith. Innovative Mind - Concrete Canoe, Steel Bridge
  • Ousley, Rachael. One Man's Treasure - Matt Tullis
  • Haines, Lily. Chuck Close
  • Thompson, Sarah. En Pointe
  • Hunt, Janie. Open Your Eyes
  • Halstead, …


Ua45/1 Registrar Updates, Wku Registrar Oct 2023

Ua45/1 Registrar Updates, Wku Registrar

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by and about the WKU Registrar's Office. Articles:

  • FERPA Reminders (Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act)
  • Most Common FERPA Violations
  • Drop for Non-Attendance
  • Attendance Policy
  • Application for Graduation
  • Events
  • Fall 2023 Important Dates
  • Finals Week Fall 2023
  • Meet Our Team


Ua19/16/2 Women's Basketball Press Releases, Wku Athletic Media Relations Oct 2023

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

WKU Archives Records

Press releases and game statistics for WKU women's basketball team from August to December 2023.


Ua19/16/2 Basketball Press Releases, Wku Athletic Media Relations Oct 2023

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

WKU Archives Records

Press releases and game statistics for WKU men's basketball team from August to December 2023.


Ua3/10/3 Convocation, Timothy Caboni Aug 2023

Ua3/10/3 Convocation, Timothy Caboni

WKU Archives Records

Convocation speech given by WKU president Timothy Caboni regarding student retention, enrollment, living learning communities, Colonnade, early college programs, research, global study, philanthropy, innovation campus, knowledge towns and Indudeep Chhachhi.


The Problem With Accreditation As An Extension Of Privilege And How To Fix It: Primer And A Roadmap For New Professionals, Aaron W. Hughey Jul 2023

The Problem With Accreditation As An Extension Of Privilege And How To Fix It: Primer And A Roadmap For New Professionals, Aaron W. Hughey

Faculty/Staff Personal Papers

The accreditation system for colleges and universities is broken.

It has been broken for quite some time even though those on both sides of the equation refuse to acknowledge what has become increasingly obvious to those of us who work in the academy: Accreditation has evolved into a potent mechanism for perpetuating power structures that have become entrenched in the culture of higher education.


The Challenge: Magazine For The Center For Gifted Studies (No. 54, Summer 2023), Elizabeth Joyce Editor, Western Kentucky University Jul 2023

The Challenge: Magazine For The Center For Gifted Studies (No. 54, Summer 2023), Elizabeth Joyce Editor, Western Kentucky University

Gifted Studies Publications

Magazine created by and about the WKU Center for Gifted Studies.


Administrative Leaders' Viewpoints About The Significance Of Art Education In Schools, Jennifer Luckett May 2023

Administrative Leaders' Viewpoints About The Significance Of Art Education In Schools, Jennifer Luckett

Dissertations

The value of art education and people’s perspective of its value have been subjects of research throughout the years. Art programs are usually the first to be eliminated when there are budget cuts in the public-school systems. This study examines policy, history, and teachers’, parents’, and students’ viewpoints of the value of art education. It also analyzes the researched value that an art education provides. As there is little to no research on administrative leaders’ viewpoints, this research study utilized Q-methodology to determine administrators’ viewpoints on their personal value of art education. The main goal of this research was to …


Concurrent Study Of The Impact Of An Institutionalized Diversity Plan On The Perceived Sense Of Academic Achievement, Sense Of Belonging, And Program Completion Among African American Students In A Midwest Community College, Tyianna Thompson May 2023

Concurrent Study Of The Impact Of An Institutionalized Diversity Plan On The Perceived Sense Of Academic Achievement, Sense Of Belonging, And Program Completion Among African American Students In A Midwest Community College, Tyianna Thompson

Dissertations

This dissertation explored how an institutionalized diversity plan impacts perceived academic achievement, sense of belonging, and program completion among African American students. The concurrent mixed-methods methodology followed a single case study design to explore the impact of an institutionalized diversity plan in a Midwest community college. Both quantitative and qualitative data were gathered and analyzed. The results of this study revealed that although diversity and inclusion programs are somewhat effective in higher education, more needs to be done to satisfy the needs of minority students in higher education. According to the findings of this study, most students felt a sense …


Faculty Perception Of The Impact Of Covid-19: A Descriptive Case Study Analysis, Traci Pooler May 2023

Faculty Perception Of The Impact Of Covid-19: A Descriptive Case Study Analysis, Traci Pooler

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to get an understanding of college faculty experiences and perceptions of student learning outcomes during forced virtual instruction in the spring 2020 semester. The study was limited to faculty who taught at one of the 18 member institutions of the Association of Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU). Factors such as the discipline being taught were considered. Other factors considered were faculty experience with virtual instruction, the availability of technology for faculty and students, and the support provided to students and faculty amid the transition to virtual instruction. The survey reviewed responses from each AIKCU …


Examining The Relationship Between Psychological Well-Being And Academic Performance Among First-Year College Students In A U.S. Mid-South University, Ya-Hsin Hsiao May 2023

Examining The Relationship Between Psychological Well-Being And Academic Performance Among First-Year College Students In A U.S. Mid-South University, Ya-Hsin Hsiao

Dissertations

This study examined the relationship between psychological well-being and college students. In addition, I looked at how COVID-19 impacted their psychological well-being. I used Ryff and Keyes’ (1995) 18-item Scale of Psychological Well-Being (SPWB-18) to measure participants' psychological well-being. Other demographic information such as race, gender, first-generation college student status, college readiness, and Pell Grant eligibility were collected from the WKU’s Institutes of Research.

Data were analyzed using multiple regressions that controlled for the effects of ethnicity, gender, first-generation status, and socioeconomic status. Moreover, the impact of COVID-19 on psychological well-being was evaluated and reported. In this dataset, the internal …


The Effects Of Personalized Learning On Student Achievement, Keile Phillips May 2023

The Effects Of Personalized Learning On Student Achievement, Keile Phillips

Dissertations

Although many studies have been conducted on personalized learning strategies, teacher attitudes and perceptions, and student engagement, few studies have focused on personalized learning and its impact on student achievement when compared to the traditional classroom. The purpose of this study was to determine if personalized learning increased student achievement in three school districts by analyzing student assessments for three consecutive school years. The study utilized data from three school districts located in Western Kentucky for the 2016-2017, 2017-2018, and 2018-2019 school years. The data were collected from Renaissance Learning for math and reading. In addition to examining the students’ …


Developing Mental Health And Wellness Awareness In Schools, Leah Wood May 2023

Developing Mental Health And Wellness Awareness In Schools, Leah Wood

Dissertations

The COVID-19 pandemic increased concerns for anxiety and depression in adolescents (Jones et al., 2021). As these concerns increased, students’ coping skills and mental health declined (Meherali et al., 2021). This mixed-methods study based in improvement science sought to develop mental health supports for teachers and students in a secondary setting. A mental health team convened for the purpose of this study completed a root cause analysis for a high school to determine the barriers to mental health supports. We identified the problem and potential barriers preventing proper mental health education and supports for teachers, students, and parents. The analysis …


Ua19/16/2 Basketball Press Releases, Wku Athletic Media Relations Apr 2023

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

WKU Archives Records

Press releases and game statistics for WKU men's basketball team from January to July 2023.


Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar Apr 2023

Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar

WKU Archives Records

Commencement program listing graduates.


Ua19/16/2 Women's Basketball Press Releases, Wku Athletic Media Relations Apr 2023

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

WKU Archives Records

Press releases and game statistics for WKU women's basketball team from January to July 2023.


Delusions, Demographics, And Denial: Higher Education's Future In Kentucky And Elsewhere, Aaron W. Hughey, Karl Laves Mar 2023

Delusions, Demographics, And Denial: Higher Education's Future In Kentucky And Elsewhere, Aaron W. Hughey, Karl Laves

Faculty/Staff Personal Papers

It doesn’t take a genius to see that everything is not quite right in higher education these days. The feeling that things can’t go on as they have in the past is slowing sinking in for those associated with our colleges and universities. A day of reckoning is coming.

As most college students can attest, the cost of attending college continues to escalate exponentially while the return on that investment is increasingly suspect. The average student loan debt incurred per student is around $38,000, while the average annual salary a newly minted college graduate in Kentucky can expect to earn …


Ua12/2/1 Fit, Wku Student Affairs Mar 2023

Ua12/2/1 Fit, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

College Heights Herald magazine regarding fitness.

  • Healthy Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail/Mocktail
  • Why Nutrition Matters – Dining Services
  • Dock, Emma. Like This? Try This!
  • WKU Walking Routes
  • Building & Maintaining Health Habits
  • Sharp, Chloe. Quick Workouts to Do on a Busy Schedule
  • Find Your Movement – Campus Recreation
  • Wellness Navigators Help College of Health & Human Services Students Thrive
  • Gym Necessities


Ua12/2/1 Let's Talk About Sex, Vol. 98, No. 5, Wku Student Affairs Mar 2023

Ua12/2/1 Let's Talk About Sex, Vol. 98, No. 5, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

College Heights Heraldmagazine regarding sex and students.

  • Murray, Debra. Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby
  • Murray, Debra. This is Definitely Changing Sex
  • Anderson, Alexandria. This is the Best Place to Start – Sexual Health
  • Stephens, Grace. It’s Okay to Be Sexy
  • St. Clair, Molly. The Impact of Title IX on Intercollegiate Athletics


The Myth Of Shared Governance In Higher Education, Aaron W. Hughey Jan 2023

The Myth Of Shared Governance In Higher Education, Aaron W. Hughey

Faculty/Staff Personal Papers

“Mr. President, we are not employees of the university. We are the university.” Some of you are no doubt familiar with this quote. It was the response Isidore Rabi, a distinguished member of the faculty at Columbia University, had for President Dwight Eisenhower, who referred to the faculty as “employees of the university” in 1950.


Does A College Degree Really Influence Economic Success? It's Complicated, Aaron W. Hughey Jan 2023

Does A College Degree Really Influence Economic Success? It's Complicated, Aaron W. Hughey

Faculty/Staff Personal Papers

Higher education in the United States is currently facing a myriad of challenges, most of which are self-inflicted. Having a more educated populace, in and of itself, does not necessarily guarantee any advantages to anyone. We can blame shifting demographics, evolving economic realities and changing societal priorities – but the ultimate responsibility for our present circumstance lies squarely with those within the academy.


Bibliography, Molly Kerby Jan 2023

Bibliography, Molly Kerby

Faculty/Staff Personal Papers

Bibliography of publication by Molly Kerby.


Bibliography, Anne Heintzman Jan 2023

Bibliography, Anne Heintzman

Faculty/Staff Personal Papers

Bibliography of publications by Anne Heintzman.


Bibliography, Aaron W. Hughey Jan 2023

Bibliography, Aaron W. Hughey

Faculty/Staff Personal Papers

Bibliography of publications by Aaron W. Hughey.


Bibliography, Connie Foster Jan 2023

Bibliography, Connie Foster

Faculty/Staff Personal Papers

Bibliography of publications by Connie Foster.


Bibliography, Lacretia Dye Jan 2023

Bibliography, Lacretia Dye

Faculty/Staff Personal Papers

Bibliography of publications by Lacretia Dye.