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Caverns: Kentucky Middle School Poetry (Volume 2, 2019), Roxanne M. Spencer Editor, Kelly Hancock Associate Editor, Cynthia Houston Associate Editor, Amanda Kennedy Associate Editor Apr 2019

Caverns: Kentucky Middle School Poetry (Volume 2, 2019), Roxanne M. Spencer Editor, Kelly Hancock Associate Editor, Cynthia Houston Associate Editor, Amanda Kennedy Associate Editor

CAVERNS

No abstract provided.


Ua37/35/2 Faculty Personal Papers O.J. Wilson Publications, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua37/35/2 Faculty Personal Papers O.J. Wilson Publications, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Publications written by O.J. Wilson.


Ua37/30/4 Faculty Personal Papers Lowell Harrison, Sam Bruer, Bess Mchone, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua37/30/4 Faculty Personal Papers Lowell Harrison, Sam Bruer, Bess Mchone, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Personal papers created by and about Lowell Harrison.


Ua94/6/2/15 Athletes, Beggars & Rock Stars (Or) Forget About The Olympics Tony, Ross Munro Jan 2018

Ua94/6/2/15 Athletes, Beggars & Rock Stars (Or) Forget About The Olympics Tony, Ross Munro

Student/Alumni Personal Papers

Reminiscences of former WKU track athlete Ross Munro regarding the exploits of Swag Hartel, Nick Rose, Chris Ridler, Tony Staynings and other members of the 1973 track team.


Ua94/6/2/15 Incident At Hangman Valley, Ross Munro Jan 2018

Ua94/6/2/15 Incident At Hangman Valley, Ross Munro

Student/Alumni Personal Papers

Reminiscences of former WKU track athlete Ross Munro regarding the 1973 National Collegiate Cross Country Championship held in Spokane, Washington.


An Arithmetic Expedition, Aaron T. Kirtland Aug 2017

An Arithmetic Expedition, Aaron T. Kirtland

Sierpinski’s Square

An arithmetic expedition through a student's life as he encounters new fields and finds their logic within himself. As he moves from Calculus to Linear Algebra to Numerical Analysis, he finds new realizations and thoughts for the future. Can binary mathematics fully express sociality and nature?


Otherwise Sinking, Lena Ziegler Jul 2017

Otherwise Sinking, Lena Ziegler

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This is a book-length work of prose including fiction, creative non-fiction, with small amounts of prose poetry all focusing on the exploration of female sexuality, gender roles, relationships among men and women, and mothers and daughters. The aim of the individual pieces in this collection is to enter the cultural conversation of these issues by presenting a hybrid of genres that beg for an understanding of truth vs. fiction, and the fine line between those things when dealing with matters of the body and mind.


What’S In A Name?: The Evolution Of The Female Identity In Shalimar The Clown, Jessica Barksdale Nov 2016

What’S In A Name?: The Evolution Of The Female Identity In Shalimar The Clown, Jessica Barksdale

Undergraduate Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture

No abstract provided.


English Grammar: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, Wendy Delk Nov 2016

English Grammar: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, Wendy Delk

Undergraduate Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture

No abstract provided.


Until Valhalla, Mr. Krebs, William J. Williford Nov 2016

Until Valhalla, Mr. Krebs, William J. Williford

Undergraduate Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture

No abstract provided.


Hold Them Down: Oppression Of Film Noir's Working Woman, Shaire Blythe Nov 2016

Hold Them Down: Oppression Of Film Noir's Working Woman, Shaire Blythe

Undergraduate Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture

Introductory Paragraph:

The struggle for women’s rights and roles in society has been an ongoing battle, since the beginning, with Adam and Eve. The subjugation that was presented upon Eve, because of her fault and easiness to be deceived, has trailed behind mankind, and film noir would not be excluded. The femme fatale seems to play the role of what Eve started, seducing men with her sexuality to carry out wicked schemes and being the downfall of all men. Thus, men began to identify women as a threat to their very essence but, yet, still cannot resist the temptation ...


Burch, Kelly Calvert, B. 1964 (Sc 3001), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2016

Burch, Kelly Calvert, B. 1964 (Sc 3001), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3001. Script for a one-act play titled “Allen County: A Work in Progress” written by Kelly C. Burch in commemoration of the bicentennial of Allen County’s formation in 1815. Includes script, program, DVD, and news clipping about the play’s performance on 28 June 2015 at Allen County-Scottsville High School.


Doubtful Daughter: Finding Myself In Memaw’S Stories, Jaclyn Kay Jennings Apr 2016

Doubtful Daughter: Finding Myself In Memaw’S Stories, Jaclyn Kay Jennings

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Explore through nonfiction essays the question of who will record my grandmother’s generation’s stories especially the oral stories she always tells. Topics discussed will include but are not limited to: Memaw’s oral stories, familial relationships, small town life, rural-living, hard-work, hardships, upbringings, food, family gatherings, moonshine, life, death, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. In addition to the aforementioned characteristics and specific topics, my relationship as daughter to Mom and granddaughter to Memaw will be examined in comparison with and contrasted to other matriarchal powers in my family.


What Do You Mean, "Practice"? Theorizing The Writing-Music Connection, Callie Elise Compton Apr 2016

What Do You Mean, "Practice"? Theorizing The Writing-Music Connection, Callie Elise Compton

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Researchers in the field of composition studies have frequently made allusions to musicians when they’ve discussed the role of practice in gaining skill. In doing so, however, they’ve risked making speculative rather than testable claims and separating composition studies from recent insights on practice from other disciplines such as education and music psychology. These fields, I argue, offer testable frameworks with which composition instructors and scholars can teach and study writing practice. Such frameworks are necessary because composition researchers need to supplement qualitative studies of writers and writing with quantitative data to generate replicable tests of teaching methods ...


2016 Jim Wayne Miller Contest Winners, Creative Writing Committee Jan 2016

2016 Jim Wayne Miller Contest Winners, Creative Writing Committee

Mary Ellen and Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing

No abstract provided.


Confessions Of An American Ginseng Addict, Addison Davis James Jul 2015

Confessions Of An American Ginseng Addict, Addison Davis James

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Confessions of an American Ginseng Addict uses the Lazy Branch Holler in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky as a setting for a creative nonfiction work, which uses history, confession, remembrances, and digressions to tell the story of a man dealing with loss, mental health issues, environmental sustainability, and the power of ginseng. In the style of Desert Solitaire and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the narrative is a discursive work of raw unadulterated gonzo writing.


Babel, Anais Dorian Norman May 2015

Babel, Anais Dorian Norman

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

babel is a collection of nonfiction essays in which I explore a female twenty-something’s crossdimensional dilemma of spirituality, racism, art, and love in the wake of Bible-belt hipsterdom. I board the train that is human pride, that great metal snake by which we essayists craft our lives, and measure out my stories by cities and coffeespoons—dotted with dark roast, preferably. The train of my collection glides through the first ‘burg and its Godlike aspirations, Babel; travels a ways to Virginia, specifically Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University and Prince Edward County, which was the hotbed of the Civil Rights ...


2015 Jim Wayne Miller Contest Winners, Creative Writing Committee Jan 2015

2015 Jim Wayne Miller Contest Winners, Creative Writing Committee

Mary Ellen and Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing

No abstract provided.


2014 Jim Wayne Miller Contest Winners, Creative Writing Committee Jan 2014

2014 Jim Wayne Miller Contest Winners, Creative Writing Committee

Mary Ellen and Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing

No abstract provided.


Cyberbook: An Introduction To Topics In Cyberculture, Western Kentucky Univeristy Department Of Communication Jan 2014

Cyberbook: An Introduction To Topics In Cyberculture, Western Kentucky Univeristy Department Of Communication

Communication Student Publications

No abstract provided.


The Kentucky Barbecue Book, Wes Berry Mar 2013

The Kentucky Barbecue Book, Wes Berry

English Faculty Book Gallery

Kentucky’s culinary fame may have been built on bourbon and fried chicken, but the Commonwealth has much to offer the barbecue thrill-seeker.

The Kentucky Barbecue Book is a feast for readers who are eager to sample the finest fare in the state. From the banks of the Mississippi to the hidden hollows of the Appalachian Mountains, author and barbecue enthusiast Wes Berry hit the trail in search of the best smoke, the best flavor, and the best pitmasters he could find. This handy guide presents the most succulent menus and colorful personalities in Kentucky.

While other states are better ...


The Weight Of A Human Heart, Jane Olmsted Jan 2013

The Weight Of A Human Heart, Jane Olmsted

Diversity&Community Studies Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


2013 Jim Wayne Miller Contest Winners, Creative Writing Committee Jan 2013

2013 Jim Wayne Miller Contest Winners, Creative Writing Committee

Mary Ellen and Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing

No abstract provided.


Introduction To Oucampus Content Management System, Haiwang Yuan May 2012

Introduction To Oucampus Content Management System, Haiwang Yuan

DLPS Faculty Publications

This is a step-by-step tutorial the author has created for training his fellow librarians and staff during the migration of WKU's Web service to the new OUCampus content management system. It can be used universally for all those who are or will be using the same CMS platform.


2012 Jim Wayne Miller Contest Winners, Creative Writing Committee Jan 2012

2012 Jim Wayne Miller Contest Winners, Creative Writing Committee

Mary Ellen and Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing

No abstract provided.


Scopophobia, Kristin Eller Dec 2011

Scopophobia, Kristin Eller

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

[First paragraph of Preface]

I set out to write an essay three years ago that started with the line “I always find God in the bathroom—don’t ask me why,” which is entirely true and says so much while explaining so little. Within a page and a half I briefly introduced a scene, a memory,where I had sequestered myself in a toilet stall in the bathroom on my sorority’s dorm floor at Eastern Kentucky University. I mentioned the scenario—I was hiding from a serial rapist who, for some reason, decided I’d be a good target ...


2011 Jim Wayne Miller Contest Winners, Creative Writing Committee Jan 2011

2011 Jim Wayne Miller Contest Winners, Creative Writing Committee

Mary Ellen and Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing

No abstract provided.


Ua68/6/2 English - Student Organizations, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua68/6/2 English - Student Organizations, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records of English department student organizations.

Subseries 1. Western Writers

Records of the Western Writers and issues of Voices magazine.

Subseries 2. Speculative Fiction Society

Records of the Speculative Fiction Society.

Subseries 3. English Club

Records of the English Club including minute books, programs, and banquet records.

Subseries 4. Sigma Tau Delta

Records of Sigma Tau Delta.


Ua37/27 Faculty Personal Papers Carlton Jackson, Wku Archives Jan 2009

Ua37/27 Faculty Personal Papers Carlton Jackson, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Carlton Jackson’s research notes for P.S. I Love You. The collection also contains correspondence with members of the Hilltoppers and fans. There are printouts of digital images taken by Dr. Jackson. WKU Archives does not hold the original digital images.


Ua1a University Archives Reference Books, Wku Archives Jan 2009

Ua1a University Archives Reference Books, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Reference books, non-WKU publications and recordings related to the history of Western Kentucky University and its founding institutions. Some of these items are available in the Harrison-Baird Reading Room.