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And The Awards Goes To...Award Ceremonies In A Time Of Social Distancing, Jay Bourne Nov 2020

And The Awards Goes To...Award Ceremonies In A Time Of Social Distancing, Jay Bourne

Proceedings of the National Developmental Conference on Individual Events

This virus is novel, new, and we are discovering more about it every day. There are numerous moving parts and elements to in person tournaments. Yet among them, perhaps none appear more complicated currently than opening ceremonies and award ceremonies. The easiest thing to do regarding opening ceremonies would be to eliminate them currently, and offer needed info online to participants, coaches and judges.

Awards ceremonies are significant for teams and competitors, and in an age of increasing pressure of team budgets, one of the metrics (rightly or wrongly) used to evaluate program success. With that in mind here is ...


Giving A Classmate An Award: Ceremonial Speaking Within The Classroom Environment, Heidi Hamilton Nov 2015

Giving A Classmate An Award: Ceremonial Speaking Within The Classroom Environment, Heidi Hamilton

Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota Journal

As citizens we encounter ceremonial speaking occasions throughout our lives, from wedding toasts to retirement dinners to eulogies. While many textbooks offer guidelines for the various types of speaking occasions, these occasions are difficult to create within the classroom environment. Often instructors skip assigning a full ceremonial speech because of this. This activity is designed to provide students with an opportunity to practice some of the basic elements of ceremonial speaking, such as writing a thesis statement, providing supporting materials, and using magnification. Students are paired together, interview each other, and then present original award speeches to each other, thus ...


Ua1c6 Events Photos, Wku Archives Jan 2008

Ua1c6 Events Photos, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of events not otherwise categorized.

  1. Demonstrations & Protests
  2. Commencement
  3. Homecoming
  4. Banquets / Dinners
  5. Conferences / Workshops
  6. Dedications
  7. Entertainment
  8. Exhibits

Includes images of College High and Training School events.


Ua3/9/5 Hall Of Distinguished Alumni Luncheon, Wku President's Office Oct 2004

Ua3/9/5 Hall Of Distinguished Alumni Luncheon, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Program and notes used by WKU president Gary Ransdell at the 2004 Hall of Distinguished Alumni luncheon honoring Herman Donovan, Jerry Humble and Paul McDaniel.


Ua3/9/5 A Spirit Of Celebration, Wku President's Office May 2003

Ua3/9/5 A Spirit Of Celebration, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Program and remarks used by WKU president Gary Ransdell at the 2003 recognition dinner for honorary doctorate recipients and university programs.