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The Harvest Is The Best Teacher, Gayle Mallinger, Molly Kerby Jan 2017

The Harvest Is The Best Teacher, Gayle Mallinger, Molly Kerby

Faculty Publications

As the national climate and attitudes toward local organic food progressed in the United States, farmers markets, school and community gardens, and campaigns to increase vegetable consumption among children and adolescents skyrocketed. Unfortunately, many communities are beginning to realize disparities exist in poverty-stricken neighborhoods in term of access to fresh produce, education, and food programs This narrative follows a community garden project over three years at the Boys & Girls Club in a semi-rural city in Kentucky. Participants prepared the garden site, planted seeds, and harvested vegetables as part of a Junior Master Gardener program in the afterschool and summer programs.


Journal Of College Student Retention_ Research, Theory & Practice-2015-Kerby-1521025115578229.Pdf, Molly Kerby May 2015

Journal Of College Student Retention_ Research, Theory & Practice-2015-Kerby-1521025115578229.Pdf, Molly Kerby

Faculty Publications

Theoretical models designed to predict whether students will persist or not have been valuable tools for retention efforts relative to the creation of services in academic and student affairs. Some of the early models attempted to explain and measure factors in the college dropout process. For example, in his seminal work, Tinto defined retention as a longitudinal process incorporating both the academic potential of the student and institutional social systems, thus creating a directional model based on continual variance in social commitments that influence academic performance. Others expanded the earlier theoretical models to test the predictive capabilities of these models ...


Substance Use And Social Identity In The Lesbian Community_Jls.Pdf, Molly Kerby Jan 2008

Substance Use And Social Identity In The Lesbian Community_Jls.Pdf, Molly Kerby

Faculty Publications

Although the study results report discrepancies in the rates of substance abuse in the lesbian community, the general consensus in the field of gay and lesbian studies is that these individuals, as a whole, have a higher rate of substance use. For this study, data were collected via the Internet on the use of drugs and alcohol, level of self-esteem, and degree of social identity in the lesbian community. A correlation analysis was used to determine if negative social identity within the lesbian community leads to low self-esteem that is reflected in higher rates of substance abuse. Though a positive ...


Sexual Behaviors & Stis Among Selfid Lesbi College Women.Pdf, Molly Kerby Jan 2007

Sexual Behaviors & Stis Among Selfid Lesbi College Women.Pdf, Molly Kerby

Faculty Publications

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a significant health issue for lesbian andbisexual women. Older age and having a history of sexual intercourse with males are primary riskfactors for STIs among this population. However, little research has been conducted to assess sexualrisk among lesbian and bisexual college women exclusively. A cross-sectional Internet survey wasconducted with 230 self-identified lesbian and bisexual female college students to examine their sexualrisk and to determine with which, if any, STIs they had ever been diagnosed. Eight percent of lesbianand bisexual college women reported ever being diagnosed with an STI; the human papillomavirus,bacterial vaginosis, and genital ...


Rock The Vote, Molly Kerby Jan 2005

Rock The Vote, Molly Kerby

Faculty Publications

Rock the Vote (sponsored by MTV) is designed to engage and mobilize young people in the political process by incorporating the entertainment community and youth culture into pre-election activities. The university’s event attracted approximately 1,500 students in fall 2004.


Hivsti Assoc Risk Behaviors Selfid Lgbt College Students In Us.Pdf, Molly Kerby Jan 2003

Hivsti Assoc Risk Behaviors Selfid Lgbt College Students In Us.Pdf, Molly Kerby

Faculty Publications

An Internet survey was conducted during the 2001-2002 academic year to examine the health risk behaviors, including HIV/STI associated behaviors, of self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) college students in the United States. A total of 450 LGBT college students completed the entire online survey. Most respondents attended a 4-year (96.9%), coeducational (98.6%), non-religiously affiliated (87.5%), public (68.6%) institution. Eighty-nine percent reported having sex with someone of the same sex and 45% had multiple (6 or more) sex partners during their lifetime. Most reported using a condom consistently during penile-vaginal (61%) and anal sex ...