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Family Studies Graduates With National Honors, College Of Education And Human Development Dec 2015

Family Studies Graduates With National Honors, College Of Education And Human Development

Family and Consumer Sciences News

Jerry Phelps, a family studies student who graduated in fall 2015, is one of 29 students from across the country graduating with National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) honors.


Interior Design Student Organization Sends Armed Forces Holiday Greetings, College Of Education And Human Development Dec 2015

Interior Design Student Organization Sends Armed Forces Holiday Greetings, College Of Education And Human Development

Family and Consumer Sciences News

Family and Consumer Science’s Interior Design Student Organization (IDSO) recently made holiday cards for the armed forces personnel that will be away from home during this holiday season.


Family Science Student Organization Members Named Winners In The 2015 Family Life Education Month Contest, College Of Education And Human Development Dec 2015

Family Science Student Organization Members Named Winners In The 2015 Family Life Education Month Contest, College Of Education And Human Development

Family and Consumer Sciences News

The National Council on Family Relations named Family Science Student Organization (FSSO) members Latrice Hendricks and Blair Kelly winners of the 2015 Family Life Education Month Contest in the “Fact Sheet” category.


I'M Right Here., Emily Gadzinski Dec 2015

I'M Right Here., Emily Gadzinski

Honors Theses

In order to survive the mundane, monotonousness of my depression, I performed an identity, a repetition of actions and reactions. This performance was the barrier between two selves, my outward expression and my internal experience. “I’m right here”, the title of my exhibition, is my way of asserting and re-claiming my identity. By re-claiming the spaces that my body and mind occupy, I’m able to maintain power and control over my emotional struggle, the perception of myself, and the trajectory of my life. The concept of my thesis was demonstrated through four pieces, which included a video, interactive ...


Professor Publishes Second Edition Of Serving Military Families, College Of Education And Human Development Oct 2015

Professor Publishes Second Edition Of Serving Military Families, College Of Education And Human Development

Family and Consumer Sciences News

Dr. Karen Blaisure, professor of family science in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department, and colleagues recently published the 2nd edition of Serving Military Families: Theories, Research, and Application.


Alumna Interviewed After Dietetic Internship, College Of Education And Human Development Oct 2015

Alumna Interviewed After Dietetic Internship, College Of Education And Human Development

Family and Consumer Sciences News

Emily Joseph, a registered dietitian, and alumna who completed the FCS dietetic internship in 2015 recently did an interview about the Teal Pumpkin Project (food allergy-free celebrations) for WZZM in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Patrick Wilson, Christine Lena Oct 2015

Patrick Wilson, Christine Lena

International Faculty Researchers

New urban developments in the growing city of Chongqing, China have captured the imagination of Artist Patrick D. Wilson, a Western Michigan University assistant professor of sculpture and integrated media, whose art work is often influenced by architectural imagery.


Leon Sun, Linda Hanes Oct 2015

Leon Sun, Linda Hanes

International Faculty Researchers

Living and working in two countries provided a cultural contrast that has greatly inspired and influenced the art and design of Yuanliang (Leon) Sun, an associate professor of art at Western Michigan University.


Graduate Of Career And Technical Education Program Develops Prosthetic Arm With 3-D Printer, College Of Education And Human Development Jun 2015

Graduate Of Career And Technical Education Program Develops Prosthetic Arm With 3-D Printer, College Of Education And Human Development

Family and Consumer Sciences News

Adam Zavislak, a graduate of CEHD's Career and Technical Education program, created the prosthetic arm.


Professor Emerita Has Second Book Published, College Of Education And Human Development Jun 2015

Professor Emerita Has Second Book Published, College Of Education And Human Development

Family and Consumer Sciences News

Marlene Breu, professor emerita of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, will be having her second book published that she wrote during her time at WMU.


Taking Art To The Next Level: Integration Of Advanced Placement Studio Art, 2-D Design, Krystal Kingsley May 2015

Taking Art To The Next Level: Integration Of Advanced Placement Studio Art, 2-D Design, Krystal Kingsley

Master's Theses

Teaching High School art has brought me great joy. Along the way I have been challenged with many difficult questions. One that beckoned me to direct and intentional action is “how do I help students take their art work to the next level?” This project is the result of my personal discovery and development of an Advanced Placement Studio Art 2-D Design course. My research of multiple sources led to the development of an Advanced Placement (AP) approved course which includes: a syllabus, multiple breadth lessons, project rubrics, critiques, sketchbook assignments, summer homework, and a guide for helping students develop ...


Fostering The Efficacious Adolescent Artist, Regina Beltowski May 2015

Fostering The Efficacious Adolescent Artist, Regina Beltowski

Master's Theses

Low self-esteem and insecurity is common among adolescents. In the secondary-school art room, students often stop engaging in art practice, believing that they lack talent, when the truth is that they lack specific skills. Students who are fortunate to have teachers who help them develop their skills experience a boost in feelings of self-efficacy, and often reengage with art production. This thesis project focuses on strengthening students’ self-efficacy in the visual arts at the secondary level. Clarifying the differences between related terms – self-esteem, self-concept, and perceived control – I focus on self-efficacy as a characteristic that plays a significant role in ...


Creative Concentrations: A Secondary Design Curriculum, Linnea Roberta Gustafson May 2015

Creative Concentrations: A Secondary Design Curriculum, Linnea Roberta Gustafson

Master's Theses

Design education, as distinct from art education, has been overlooked as an area of student learning, creative expression, and career potential. This thesis explores the benefits of design education for students at the secondary level, when identities are being formed and areas of future study and work are considered. Guided by the newly published National Core Arts Standards, this paper provides a model design curriculum that introduces secondary students to a design-oriented view of the world, explores design principles through real-world applications, and calls attention to professional career options.

All lessons in the curriculum encourage creative approaches to solving design ...


Choice--‐Based Art: Students Who Create, Not Replicate, Hillary K. Moczerad May 2015

Choice--‐Based Art: Students Who Create, Not Replicate, Hillary K. Moczerad

Master's Theses

The problem that I researched in today’s art education world is how to teach our art students to be problem solving, confident, independent thinkers. It seems that in a classroom that is supposed to be full of innovation and creativity, it is currently falling flat. Through research, I discovered a teaching methodology called Choice-­‐Based Art that claims to eliminate these problems in the art room through student-­‐directed learning and choice while still delivering art curriculum. In order to test these theories, I aligned my classroom with the demands of the methodology and planned a field test with ...


The Waste Land, Mariesa Desantis Apr 2015

The Waste Land, Mariesa Desantis

Honors Theses

Designing a handmade book with a concentration on the tactile qualities and ability to engage the senses will heighten the reader’s experience and revive tangible books’ relevance in a digital society. By driving readers to become physically involved and relating directly to the literature, the book will act as a vehicle that foreshadows the literature, so the readers can become more involved in the story.

My primary goal of my project is to open up new possibilities for printed book design that can become more common in society, while also keeping printed books relevant for as long as possible ...


Cyclical Balance, Rachel Stickney Apr 2015

Cyclical Balance, Rachel Stickney

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Dare To Dream, Marshall Sass Apr 2015

Dare To Dream, Marshall Sass

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Enlightenment, Marshall Sass Apr 2015

Enlightenment, Marshall Sass

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Blue Leather, Marshall Sass Apr 2015

Blue Leather, Marshall Sass

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Self-Portrait, Rachel Stickney Apr 2015

Self-Portrait, Rachel Stickney

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Process, Marshall Sass Apr 2015

Process, Marshall Sass

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Salvation, Rachel Stickney Apr 2015

Salvation, Rachel Stickney

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Letter From The Editors, Dj Delong, Samantha Mcveigh Apr 2015

Letter From The Editors, Dj Delong, Samantha Mcveigh

The Laureate

Letter from Co-Editors-in-Chief DJ DeLong & Samantha McVeigh.


The Laureate, 14th Edition (2015) Apr 2015

The Laureate, 14th Edition (2015)

The Laureate

Table of Contents

  • Personals, Mary Maroste
  • Alice’s Concussion, Austin Wines
  • Chemical Exception, Maura Sands
  • From the River Jordan, Tyler van Hoorn
  • Salvation, Rachel Stickney
  • Child of God, Jared Sebastian
  • Celestials, Tyler van Hoorn
  • Process, Marshall Sass
  • What Lies Below, Renée Beaudoin
  • Asphyxiation, Jera Hogan
  • Rogue Wave, Maura Sands
  • Paternity, Matthew M. Campbell
  • Self-Portrait, Rachel Stickney
  • Woman, Stephanie Lanphear
  • Sometimes Angry is Good, Kathryn Ashbay
  • If I Were the World’s Greatest Poet, Renée Beaudoin
  • Printempts (Ekphrastic of “Spring” by Cot, 1873), Matthew M. Campbell
  • Recognition, Stephani Waits
  • Perception, Stephanie Lanphear
  • Blue Leather, Marshall Sass
  • Walls, Hana Mitchell
  • Personal Ad ...


Professor Named Editor Of Primary Journal For Career And Technical Education Research, College Of Education And Human Development Feb 2015

Professor Named Editor Of Primary Journal For Career And Technical Education Research, College Of Education And Human Development

Family and Consumer Sciences News

Dr. Rick Zinser was recently named as the Associate Editor for the journal Career and Technical Education Research, the primary journal for research in the CTE profession.


Road Toward Success, Muthanna Yaqoob Jan 2015

Road Toward Success, Muthanna Yaqoob

The Hilltop Review

Road Toward Success is an oil on canvas painting with dimensions of (3.25 x 4.33) ft. It depicts how a farmer will only see his/her fruit of success through continuous work and long endeavor. Just like the farmer here in this painting, a graduate student won't see his/her fruit of success in the form of a thesis or dissertation but only through continuous study and research, digging into science like this farmer is digging into the ground to plant the seeds of success.


Path To Phd, Muthanna Yaqoob Jan 2015

Path To Phd, Muthanna Yaqoob

The Hilltop Review

This painting depicts two young couples flying in the garden of life on paths of their dreams to reach their goal seen as a bright light in the top right corner of the painting. The couple here resembles myself as a graduate student following my aspirations to graduate and take my PhD resembled in the bright light along with my wife that is my supporter and soulmate.


Flow, Christina G. Collins Jan 2015

Flow, Christina G. Collins

The Hilltop Review

No abstract provided.


Little "Sister", Raina Khatri Jan 2015

Little "Sister", Raina Khatri

The Hilltop Review

My mom always called our family poodle my "little sister." Last fall at the age of sixteen she had to be put down, and I was unable to get away from school to be there for her. Instead I took time from my science education PhD work to draw this tribute to her. This portrait, in marker, shows her grey hair, cataracts, and playful stance, even at the end. Life events happen during PhD work, and it is critical to find balance between honoring the past and respecting your future.