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Attitudes Of Korean College Students Towards Fast Food, Family Style, And Fine Dining Restaurants, Sung-Hee Byun Jan 1992

Attitudes Of Korean College Students Towards Fast Food, Family Style, And Fine Dining Restaurants, Sung-Hee Byun

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No abstract provided.


An Interpretive Case Study Of Perceptions And Experiences Of Undergraduate Women In Engineering Majors At Iowa State University , Mildred Annette Haggray Jan 1992

An Interpretive Case Study Of Perceptions And Experiences Of Undergraduate Women In Engineering Majors At Iowa State University , Mildred Annette Haggray

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The purpose of this study was to describe and analyze the perceptions and experiences of selected undergraduate women in engineering majors at Iowa State University. Using qualitative research methods, the researcher described and analyzed the effects of selected educational environment factors on the persistence of women in engineering majors. Educational environment factors that provided the focus for the study included: classroom climate, interaction with faculty and peers, and internal support systems. Related factors that were examined included: personal fit with the major, academic preparation, and career aspirations, and preferred teaching and learning styles and methodologies. Primary data sources included semi-structured ...


Science, Practice And Politics: German Agricultural Experiment Stations In The Nineteenth Century , Mark Russell Finlay Jan 1992

Science, Practice And Politics: German Agricultural Experiment Stations In The Nineteenth Century , Mark Russell Finlay

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This dissertation focuses on the origins, scientific research, and impact of German agricultural experiment stations in the nineteenth century. At the time, German experiment stations held a commanding status in chemistry and life sciences research, German agricultural scientists established themselves an important scientific community, and German stations contributed to their nation's economic and industrial prominence;The dissertation emphasizes conflicts among the stations' three major constituencies. Profit-minded agriculturists were among the first to promote agricultural science. Generally speaking, they expected agricultural science to serve their immediate and practical interests, though they also employed a rhetoric of economic development and national ...


"We Want Our Money Back!": The Story Of The National Farmers Process Tax Recovery Association , Jean Choate Jan 1992

"We Want Our Money Back!": The Story Of The National Farmers Process Tax Recovery Association , Jean Choate

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A small group of farmers met in Des Moines, Iowa, in March of 1936 to form the National Farmers Process Tax Recovery Association. They were attempting to recover for the farmers the hog processing tax of the Agricultural Adjustment Act which had just been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. The NFPTRA leaders claimed that the meat packers had passed the processing taxes on to the farmers through paying lower prices for their hogs. Milo Reno, a noted leader of the Iowa Farmers Union and president of the Farm Holiday movement, suggested the formation of the group and recruited some ...


Selected Perceptions Of Aspects Of Sex Equity And Affirmative Action Within Iowa Community Colleges , Carl Roy Heilman Jan 1992

Selected Perceptions Of Aspects Of Sex Equity And Affirmative Action Within Iowa Community Colleges , Carl Roy Heilman

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This research project was undertaken in order to study selected perceptions of issues related to sex equity and affirmative action within chosen Iowa merged area community colleges. The four major objectives of this research project were to determine the extent of knowledge of the adoption of institutional policies relating to state-mandated affirmative action, to determine the extent of knowledge of the implementation of state-mandated policies relating to affirmative action, to determine if there is a need for policy implementation on the part of community colleges, and to determine if the Iowa Department of Education should continue to promote affirmative action ...


All The Modern Conveniences: American Household Plumbing, 1840-1870 , Maureen Ogle Jan 1992

All The Modern Conveniences: American Household Plumbing, 1840-1870 , Maureen Ogle

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

During the middle decades of the nineteenth century Americans engaged in a variety of reform activities, one of which was an effort to improve the American family and its domestic environment. Architectural plan books and housekeeping advice books encouraged readers to build houses in an "American" style, and to equip their homes in a manner that fostered efficiency, comfort, and beauty. Reformers argued that this effort would contribute to national progress by improving the character and well-being of the family. To that end, Americans of different income levels and backgrounds began experimenting with a variety of "conveniences," such as furnaces ...


Legislators And Politicians: Iowa's Women Lawmakers , Suzanne O'Dea Schenken Jan 1992

Legislators And Politicians: Iowa's Women Lawmakers , Suzanne O'Dea Schenken

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Seventy-seven women have served in the Iowa General Assembly since the election of the first woman in 1928. Iowa's women legislators represent a broad range of political beliefs, wealth, education, and personal backgrounds. The diversity among them extends to their political styles and the issues they supported and opposed.;Before their candidacies these lawmakers generally lived traditional women's lives and participated in their communities' activities and organizations. They often became candidates to fill their parties' tickets but some ran because they believed that they had specific contributions to make to the formulation of state policy.;Through the issues ...


The Ames Project: Administering Classified Research As A Part Of The Manhattan Project At Iowa State College, 1942-1945 , Carolyn Stilts Payne Jan 1992

The Ames Project: Administering Classified Research As A Part Of The Manhattan Project At Iowa State College, 1942-1945 , Carolyn Stilts Payne

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

From 1942-1945, Iowa State College, like several other universities and colleges, participated in a classified research and development project to build the first atomic bomb. Three federal agencies--the National Defense Research Council (NDRC), the Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD), and the Manhattan Engineer District (MED)--funded this atomic weapon project at various times throughout the war. This dissertation is an examination of the administrative apparatus set up on Iowa State College's campus to manage that research and technology development. It also proposes that this same organizational structure was used as a model for administering research funding after ...


Factors That Contribute To Black Students Retention And Graduation At Iowa State University , Elaine Patterson Walker Jan 1992

Factors That Contribute To Black Students Retention And Graduation At Iowa State University , Elaine Patterson Walker

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the retention and graduation rates for 125 black students who had enrolled as freshmen at Iowa State University in 1984. The study examined student history data from the university's data base and information on the college experience at Iowa State, based on telephone interviews with 95 former students. The study identified factors associated with black students who graduated and those who withdrew from Iowa State University;Information obtained from the Iowa State University data base determined that black students who graduated had higher ACT scores, high school rank, and grade point ...


Changing Attitudes Toward Science And Women In Science: Assessing The Impact Of A Role Model Intervention On Ninth Grade Students , Mary Ann Evans Jan 1992

Changing Attitudes Toward Science And Women In Science: Assessing The Impact Of A Role Model Intervention On Ninth Grade Students , Mary Ann Evans

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation describes the results of a three-day role model intervention. The intervention utilized female scientists and engineers to change the attitudes of ninth grade students toward science and math and toward the role of females in technical careers. A general introduction and literature review describe factors influencing the attitudes and behaviors of adolescent girls toward science and technology. Three papers report the results of the study;In the first paper, we explain the development and testing of an instrument designed to measure ninth grade students' attitudes toward science and math and the role of females in technical careers. The ...


Rhetoric Of Professional Correspondence: Origins Of Contemporary Practice, Verlane D. Edwards Jan 1992

Rhetoric Of Professional Correspondence: Origins Of Contemporary Practice, Verlane D. Edwards

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In conjunction with the increased interest in rhetorical studies, and as a result of recent research surveys which cite the centrality of letter writing in professional communication, letter writing has been receiving increased scholarly attention. A significant portion of this attention consists of complaints about the current state of textbook instruction in business correspondence. For example, Sam Dragga argues that the traditional attention to classification of letters and teaching the characteristics of those classifications allows writers to avoid addressing the "complexity of specific rhetorical situations".


Creating A Landscape Of Memory: Remaking Buxton, Iowa, Daniel Raymond Hunt Jan 1992

Creating A Landscape Of Memory: Remaking Buxton, Iowa, Daniel Raymond Hunt

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No abstract provided.


Men Of Autumn, Jim Dietz Jan 1992

Men Of Autumn, Jim Dietz

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No abstract provided.


An Analysis Of Power And Stress Using Cybernetic Epistemology , Randall Robert Lyle Jan 1992

An Analysis Of Power And Stress Using Cybernetic Epistemology , Randall Robert Lyle

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation unites two papers intended for publication in professional journals. The dissertation begins with a general introduction to cybernetic epistemology which functions as the foundation for the analyses accomplished in the two papers. The Myth of Power and the Power of Myth is concerned with examining how cybernetic epistemology alters our understanding and use of the concept of power in our lives and in our society. Toward a Vibrant Stress Model presupposes a cybernetic epistemology as it creates an alternative model for the understanding and explanation of the experience of stress in human lives. Individually, each of the papers ...


An Analysis Of Nonformal Education Needs Of Rural Women: A One Village Case Study In India , Neela Trivedi Jan 1992

An Analysis Of Nonformal Education Needs Of Rural Women: A One Village Case Study In India , Neela Trivedi

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the nonformal education needs of rural women in the sociocultural context of a village in India. Specifically, the objectives of the study were to examine: (1) the physical, social and cultural milieu that determine women's need for and participation in nonformal education; (2) the needs that can be addressed through nonformal education programs; and (3) the perceptions and attitudes of women toward nonformal education;It was assumed that the needs of women are determined by and grow out of the sociocultural context and therefore can be adequately understood only in terms ...


Fabric Hand As Perceived By Us And Korean Males And Females , Hyunsik Kim Jan 1992

Fabric Hand As Perceived By Us And Korean Males And Females , Hyunsik Kim

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purposes of this research were to develop comparable sets of unipolar adjectives for consumer evaluation of fabric hand for English and Korean speakers and to examine how males and females in the United States and Korea use these descriptors. This research also examined preferences of judges for hand of shirt fabrics for the judge's own sex and for the other sex. The psychological approach was used for this research because human judgments of fabric hand provide multi-dimensional understanding of fabric properties. Stimuli were selected to represent a variety of shirting fabrics for U.S. and Korean males and ...


Effects Of Using An Integrated Learning System On Middle School Student Achievement In Reading, Joan Frances Johnson Jan 1992

Effects Of Using An Integrated Learning System On Middle School Student Achievement In Reading, Joan Frances Johnson

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No abstract provided.


Museum Storage Practices: Evidence In Textile And Costume Collections, Teresa Ann Heard Jan 1992

Museum Storage Practices: Evidence In Textile And Costume Collections, Teresa Ann Heard

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No abstract provided.


Factors Affecting Success Of African-American Male Graduate Students: A Grounded Theory Approach , Virginia Cortez Henderson Jan 1992

Factors Affecting Success Of African-American Male Graduate Students: A Grounded Theory Approach , Virginia Cortez Henderson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to assess factors affecting the success of African-American male graduate students utilizing a grounded theory approach. Of major importance was determining which factors were most important in their perseverance during graduate school. Those factors were: (1) personal characteristic profile information; (2) graduate assistantship experiences; (3) classroom and teacher expectations of student achievement and experiences of current graduate program; (4) financial aid resources for undergraduate and graduate education; (5) undergraduate academic preparation and performance; (6) the impact of parent support, religion, mentors, and others during their undergraduate and graduate education; (7) campus environment and institutional ...


The Pace (Perceptions, Attitudes, Concerns, And Emotions) Of Selected Doctoral Students At Iowa State University , Daleanne Anderson Jan 1992

The Pace (Perceptions, Attitudes, Concerns, And Emotions) Of Selected Doctoral Students At Iowa State University , Daleanne Anderson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation presents the results of a study of doctoral students from selected departments at a large midwestern research university. Doctoral students from six departments in three colleges were surveyed. The College of Education (Professional Studies and Curriculum and Instruction), the College of Family and Consumer Sciences (Family and Consumer Science Education and Human Development and Family Studies), and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Psychology and Sociology) were the selected colleges and departments;The study was designed to explore doctoral students' perceptions of the institution and of the faculty, their financial and academic concerns, and perceptions of their ...


The Iowa Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program: Profiles Of Participating Fiber Artists , Criss A. Spinola Jan 1992

The Iowa Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program: Profiles Of Participating Fiber Artists , Criss A. Spinola

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No abstract provided.


Finch, Burney, Barbauld And The Brontes: Feminine Identity, Lori Ann Davis Jan 1992

Finch, Burney, Barbauld And The Brontes: Feminine Identity, Lori Ann Davis

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Modern readers of literature have occasionally noticed similarities in the themes and imagery of British women writers. These similarities have been argued as springing from either a shared cultural heritage or a gender-specific biological experience. Proponents of the 'nurture' camp suggest that common life experiences within western culture, including a shared literary history, political invisibility, and domestic responsibilities which set definite limits on intellectual pursuits worked to create in these women a shared consciousness, intimately connected to their personal identities, which encodes a distinctly feminine imprint on much of their work. Proponents of the 'nature' camp, on the other hand ...


The Woman Question In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre: The Interaction Of Romanticism And Mid-Nineteenth-Century Victorian England, Hsiu-Sui Chang Jan 1992

The Woman Question In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre: The Interaction Of Romanticism And Mid-Nineteenth-Century Victorian England, Hsiu-Sui Chang

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Near the end of the twentieth century, various and even contradictory literary criticisms are available. Which one is best for interpretation? Specifically, which one is best for interpreting Jane Eyre? The answers vary. Terry Eagleton, for example, declares that "there are indeed Marxist and feminist theories of literature which ... are more valuable" since his hypothesis ts that "literature . . . is vitally engaged with the living situations of men and women: it is concrete rather than abstract". What he means is that literature occurs in a social context.


Plato And The Notion Of A Dialectical Rhetoric: Pedagogical Implications For Composition Studies, Shelly L. Hannusch Jan 1992

Plato And The Notion Of A Dialectical Rhetoric: Pedagogical Implications For Composition Studies, Shelly L. Hannusch

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

One of the most significant areas of debate within the Platonic dialogues has been Plato's conception of rhetoric. This area of interpretation has been so vast and varied that it is hard to believe that everyone has been analyzing the same dialogues. However, one view has predominated, and that is the view that Plato, as seen primarily in the Gorgias and the Phaedrus, disapproved of rhetoric and writing and has historically been its fiercest opponent.


Making Composition History: Fred Newton Scott, Gary D. Mckinney Jan 1992

Making Composition History: Fred Newton Scott, Gary D. Mckinney

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In 1977, Donald Stewart conducted a survey of literature history and rhetoric and composition history knowledge at an NCTE convention in New York City. Since the respondents were reputable instructors who spent almost half their time teaching composition, Stewart was surprised at the results. On the section that tested knowledge of literature history, the high score was 92.5; the low score was 27.5; the average score, 67; mean score, 72.5. Stewart adds, "14 people scored in the 80's, four in the 90's". This essay is about Fred Newton Scott, and I begin by wondering how ...


Circle In Time, Carol J. Proctor Turner Jan 1992

Circle In Time, Carol J. Proctor Turner

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A short story by Carol Joan Proctor Turner


"The Boogie Man", Jennifer J. Grace Jan 1992

"The Boogie Man", Jennifer J. Grace

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An anthology of short fiction and poetry by Jennifer Jane Grace.


A Taxonomy Of The Female Private Detective In Contemporary Literature, Michele Marie Regenold Jan 1992

A Taxonomy Of The Female Private Detective In Contemporary Literature, Michele Marie Regenold

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The name Sherlock Holmes is nearly synonymous with the word detective for many people due to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's vastly popular ratiocinative detective stories. However, Edgar Allan Poe is considered the author of the first ratiocinative or classical detective story in the 1840s. Poe introduced and Doyle masterfully articulated the classical detective formula while writers such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers continued the classical tradition well into the twentieth century (Cawelti 80).


Is Style Teachable?: A Reconsideration Of The Stylistic Value Of Prose Memorization, Terry Ann Rasmussen Jan 1992

Is Style Teachable?: A Reconsideration Of The Stylistic Value Of Prose Memorization, Terry Ann Rasmussen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this thesis is to argue for a reconsideration of the potential value of imitation, particularly prose-memorization, as a pedagogical approach towards style.


Promoting The Heisman Trophy: Coorientation As It Applies To Promoting Heisman Trophy Candidates, Stephen Paul Warnke Jan 1992

Promoting The Heisman Trophy: Coorientation As It Applies To Promoting Heisman Trophy Candidates, Stephen Paul Warnke

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The Heisman Trophy is college football's most coveted individual award. While it is given to an individual player, the benefits from winning the Heisman can be felt throughout the program of the player's school. As a result, colleges and universities will look to promote a player for the award. Some schools, relying on their traditions or media exposure, will not promote their candidate, while other schools with less name recognition and exposure will conduct an extensive campaign. My thesis is a study of how selected colleges and universities promote their candidates for college football's Heisman Trophy.