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Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2009, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2009

Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2009, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

  • A total of 25 stewards initiate Abandoned Mines survey for NP
  • CSSP stewards record Grapevine Canyon near Laughlin
  • CSSP recognition event draws 103 participants


Nevada Interagency Volunteer Program: Helping Hands Across Public Lands – Phase Ii: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering October 1, 2009 To December 31, 2009, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2009

Nevada Interagency Volunteer Program: Helping Hands Across Public Lands – Phase Ii: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering October 1, 2009 To December 31, 2009, Margaret N. Rees

Get Outdoors Nevada

  • The number of records in the volunteer database decreased by 14% over last quarter. The database now contains 5,996 records.
  • Website activity increased, recording an average of 121,918 hits per month, an increase of 8% from last quarter, with an average of 9,686 pages viewed per month.
  • Volunteer fall training has been completed.
  • One hundred and twenty-seven people attended the Volunteer Recognition Event.


Joe Lieberman Senator From Aetna, Peter Dreier Dec 2009

Joe Lieberman Senator From Aetna, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Acorn Scandal Offers Key Lessons To All Charities, Peter Dreier, John Atlas Dec 2009

The Acorn Scandal Offers Key Lessons To All Charities, Peter Dreier, John Atlas

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Acorn “Not Guilty”, Peter Dreier Dec 2009

Acorn “Not Guilty”, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Third Places On Community Quality Of Life, Leo Wayne Jeffres, Cheryl Campanella Bracken, Guowei Jian, Mary F. Casey Dec 2009

The Impact Of Third Places On Community Quality Of Life, Leo Wayne Jeffres, Cheryl Campanella Bracken, Guowei Jian, Mary F. Casey

Communication Faculty Publications

Older cities struggling with issues of survival focus on jobs and the economy, but competition requires all cities to pay attention to the quality of life that attracts residents. Creating such an inviting environment includes “third places” that foster community and communication among people outside of home and work, yet we have little empirical evidence that speaks to the subject, or their importance for a community’s quality of life. Here we report on a national U.S. survey that asked people to identify such places in their community, producing a wide variety of “third places” that ranged from the ...


[Re]Formulating The Informal, Sebastien Coles Dec 2009

[Re]Formulating The Informal, Sebastien Coles

Architecture Senior Theses

The identity associate with the inhabitants of the "Bidonvilles" of Haiti is arguably nonexistent aside from its connection to the impoverished conditions of the Haitian slum/shantytown. This thesis contends that with the insertion of a reformative intervention in the heart of the community promoting a conducive and educational environment while overlaying a currently absent infrastructure, will help in creating a positive inner growth within the informal typology. More specifically architecture will act as a form of "pride of place," enticing interaction through the direction connection to culture.


New Learning Approach, Aurelia Spaulding Nov 2009

New Learning Approach, Aurelia Spaulding

ALIVE Center Publications

No abstract provided.


Community Outreach And Empowerment Through Service Learning And Volunteerism, Christopher Malone Nov 2009

Community Outreach And Empowerment Through Service Learning And Volunteerism, Christopher Malone

Cornerstone 2 Reports : Community Outreach and Empowerment Through Service Learning and Volunteerism

Pace University and Vote 18 are teaming up in 2009-2010 to launch an exciting program for NYC high school kids to provide them with an in-depth experience in political literacy and civic engagement. The NYC Political Literacy Project brings Vote 18 together with Pace University students to provide high schoolers with a dynamic way to get involved with local, state, and national politics. The object is to teach civic engagement and literacy through direct interaction with real campaigns, issues, events, and people in each of the high school students’ local communities. Students will engage the events of their communities through ...


Ua3/9/5 Bob Hensley Eulogy, Wku President's Office Nov 2009

Ua3/9/5 Bob Hensley Eulogy, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Eulogy delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell at memorial service for alum and WKU supporter Bob Hensley who died November 11, 2009.


Student Thinking In Terms Of Engagement, Aurelia Spaulding Oct 2009

Student Thinking In Terms Of Engagement, Aurelia Spaulding

ALIVE Center Publications

Western Kentucky University senior Emily Wilcox, from Louisville, Ky., is one of a growing “activist community” here at WKU. She uses the term activist community to describe the creation and growth of student groups such as GreenToppers and Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition (KSEC), and students “loosely organizing and doing community building” outside of organizations over the past few years.

Wilcox has been involved in arts and activism all her life. Now, she is a student in the WKU Honors College involved in a variety of student groups.


Cast A Net: Meshing Libraries With Service Learning, Joyce Neujahr, Nora Hillyer Oct 2009

Cast A Net: Meshing Libraries With Service Learning, Joyce Neujahr, Nora Hillyer

Criss Library Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

Common Missions and Goals; Tying UNO Faculty, Students, and Community Partners Together; Service Learning Defined; Where is the Library in Service Learning; Service Learning Projects at the Criss Library; Mesh Your Library with Service Learning; What can the Library Offer SL Projects?


Criminalization Tensions: Empirical Desert, Changing Norms & Rape Reform, Paul H. Robinson Oct 2009

Criminalization Tensions: Empirical Desert, Changing Norms & Rape Reform, Paul H. Robinson

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

This short Article is part of the organizers’ larger Criminalization Project, which seeks, among other things, to develop theories for how criminalization decisions should be made. The argument presented here is that there is instrumentalist, as well as deontological, value in having criminalization decisions that generally track the community’s judgments about what is sufficiently condemnable to be criminal, but that there are also good reasons to deviate from community views. Interestingly, those in the business of social reform may be the ones with the greatest stake in normally tracking community views, in order to avoid community perceptions of the ...


Take Pride In America In Southern Nevada: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering July 6, 2009 – October 4, 2009, Margaret N. Rees Oct 2009

Take Pride In America In Southern Nevada: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering July 6, 2009 – October 4, 2009, Margaret N. Rees

Anti-littering Programs

  • The team showcased their clean up efforts to the Assistant Secretary of the Interior.
  • Work continued on the development of an adopt-a-block/parcel program to address the litter and desert dumping problems that exist in the urban-public land interfaces throughout Clark County.
  • The team has sent a representative to serve on the City of Las Vegas Keep America Beautiful task force.
  • The team began collaboration with the Howard Hughes Corporation on a desert clean up.
  • The recycling feasibility report was presented and approved by the SNAP board.
  • The team made substantial progress on the completion of a strategic plan.
  • A ...


Interview With Otis Cunningham, Danny Fenster Oct 2009

Interview With Otis Cunningham, Danny Fenster

Chicago Anti-Apartheid Movement

Length: 98 minutes

Interview of Otis Cunningham by Danny Fenster


Interview With Funeka Sihlali, Renell Schubert Oct 2009

Interview With Funeka Sihlali, Renell Schubert

Chicago Anti-Apartheid Movement

Length: 92 minutes

Interview of Funeka Sihlali by Renell Schubert


The Spirit Of Engagement, Paul Markham, Aurelia Spaulding Oct 2009

The Spirit Of Engagement, Paul Markham, Aurelia Spaulding

ALIVE Center Publications

No abstract provided.


Community Organizing, Acorn, And Progressive Politics In America, Peter Dreier Oct 2009

Community Organizing, Acorn, And Progressive Politics In America, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Involvement Of Park And Recreation Professionals In Pedestrian Plans, Kelly R. Evenson, Semra Aytur, Daniel A. Rodriguez, David Salveson Oct 2009

Involvement Of Park And Recreation Professionals In Pedestrian Plans, Kelly R. Evenson, Semra Aytur, Daniel A. Rodriguez, David Salveson

Health Management and Policy Scholarship

Professionals from many different disciplines are finding innovative ways to work together to increase physical activity to help create healthier communities. One process that can provide a focal point for promoting physical activity by park and recreation professionals, land use and transportation planners, public health practitioners, and other stakeholders is the development and implementation of pedestrian plans. A pedestrian plan is a public document that lays out a community’s vision for future pedestrian activity, identifies the actions required to realize that vision, ties actions to funding sources, and describes implementation and use. The purpose of this study was to ...


New Hampshire Civic Health Index, Michele Dillon, Shannon H. Rogers Oct 2009

New Hampshire Civic Health Index, Michele Dillon, Shannon H. Rogers

The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository

The Carsey Institute is participating in a study to examine America's civic health. Led by the Conference on Citizenship (NCoC), America's Civic Health Index is an annual study that measures a wide variety of civic indicators, such as community involvement and helping others. New Hampshire is one of six states partnering with NCoC to produce a state-specific report that examines the civic health in the Granite State.


Intervención Gubernamental En Barrios Pobres: El Caso De Quiero Mi Barrio En La Población Modelo Comuna De San Ramón Providencia De Santiago, Sara Kushner Oct 2009

Intervención Gubernamental En Barrios Pobres: El Caso De Quiero Mi Barrio En La Población Modelo Comuna De San Ramón Providencia De Santiago, Sara Kushner

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

The research contained in this essay pertains to the implementation of Quiero mi Barrio, a pilot program funded by the Chilean government, within a poor neighborhood. Specifically, this text accounts for the achievements, challenges and limitations of this program in Modelo, a neighborhood in the popular community of San Ramón. This analysis is based in political theory that pertains to the significance of civic participation in political processes. In the following pages, context based on the development of a new public space is provided so that this analysis may be carried out. Through this qualitative analysis it is possible to ...


Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2009, Margaret N. Rees Sep 2009

Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2009, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

  • A total of 452 site stewards are trained and registered on the CSSP database.
  • One training class was held this quarter adding 24 new volunteers.
  • The stewardship program had an annual growth of 13.8% during the fiscal year 2009.
  • Site Stewards reported 76 significant site impacts in 2008 compared with 83 during the same period last year.


Nevada Interagency Volunteer Program: Helping Hands Across Public Lands – Phase Ii: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering July 1, 2009 To September 30, 2009, Margaret N. Rees Sep 2009

Nevada Interagency Volunteer Program: Helping Hands Across Public Lands – Phase Ii: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering July 1, 2009 To September 30, 2009, Margaret N. Rees

Get Outdoors Nevada

  • The number of records in the volunteer database increased by 494, a 6% increase over last quarter. The database currently contains 6,720 records.
  • Website activity increased, recording an average of 108,627 hits per month, an increase of 32% from last quarter, with an average of 12,415 pages viewed per month.
  • Two corporations (Whole Foods and The Mirage) were contacted as part of the corporate mobile open house.
  • National Public Lands Day was advertised through a daily memo to all 3000+ staff members of The Mirage.
  • Preparations for the volunteer recognition banquet continued.


What If Rush Limbaugh’S House Was On Fire?, Peter Dreier Sep 2009

What If Rush Limbaugh’S House Was On Fire?, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Newsletter, September 2009, Paul Markham, Aurelia Spaulding Sep 2009

Newsletter, September 2009, Paul Markham, Aurelia Spaulding

ALIVE Center Publications

No abstract provided.


Manipulating The Public Agenda Why Acorn Was In The News, And What The News Got Wrong, Peter Dreier, Christopher R. Martin Sep 2009

Manipulating The Public Agenda Why Acorn Was In The News, And What The News Got Wrong, Peter Dreier, Christopher R. Martin

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Wire: Bush-Era Fable About America's Urban Poor, Peter Dreier Sep 2009

The Wire: Bush-Era Fable About America's Urban Poor, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Manipulating The Public Agenda: Why Acorn Was In The News, And What The News Got Wrong, Peter Dreier, Christopher Martin Sep 2009

Manipulating The Public Agenda: Why Acorn Was In The News, And What The News Got Wrong, Peter Dreier, Christopher Martin

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Shane Bevell, Cate Weeks, Mamie Peers Sep 2009

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Shane Bevell, Cate Weeks, Mamie Peers

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Moral Emotions And Social Activism: The Case Of Animal Rights, Harold A. Herzog, Lauren L. Golden Sep 2009

Moral Emotions And Social Activism: The Case Of Animal Rights, Harold A. Herzog, Lauren L. Golden

Animal Welfare Collection

Why do some people and not others become involved in social movements? We examined the relationships between a moral emotion—disgust—and animal activism, attitudes toward animal welfare, and consumption of meat. Participants were recruited through two social networking websites and included animal activists, promoters of animal use, and participants not involved in animal-related causes. They took an online survey which included measures of sensitivity to visceral disgust, attitudes toward animal welfare, and frequency of meat eating. Animal activists were more sensitive to visceral disgust than were promoters of animal use or nonaligned participants. Disgust sensitivity was positively correlated with ...