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Winona Currents Annual Report 2013, University Advancement - Winona State University Dec 2013

Winona Currents Annual Report 2013, University Advancement - Winona State University

Winona Currents

Winona Currents Annual Report for 2013.


I Love It When Linus Reminds Me What Christmas Is About, Mark Routhier Dec 2013

I Love It When Linus Reminds Me What Christmas Is About, Mark Routhier

UCF Forum

As Linus said: “Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about. Lights, please: ‘And the angel said unto them, Fear not, for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you this day is born in the City of Bethlehem, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord...’”


News Source Preferences And News Source Credibility Among College Staff, Faculty, And Students, Larissa A. Bolalek Dec 2013

News Source Preferences And News Source Credibility Among College Staff, Faculty, And Students, Larissa A. Bolalek

Theses

News consumption practices in the United States have been studied for decades. Recent technology has influenced traditional news consumption by allowing people to access news through the Internet and social media. Today, people have more options than ever as to where to obtain news. People remain interested in getting news that is credible and trustworthy. A survey was distributed to in order to learn where people say they turn for their primary sources of news and the credibility people assigned to various news sources. Respondents were split up into two groups, heavy and light social media users. Results suggest that ...


A Content Analysis Of Advertisements In The Fra And Craftsman Magazines, 1908-1916, Kathryn Runyan Dec 2013

A Content Analysis Of Advertisements In The Fra And Craftsman Magazines, 1908-1916, Kathryn Runyan

Theses

The present study used content analysis to examine advertisements appearing in Elbert Hubbard's The Fra and Gustav Stickley's The Craftsman magazines from 1908 through 1916. A total of 599 ads were analyzed to determine what type of advertisements dominated this period and to discover differences in the persuasive and informative appeals used by two creative forces in American business at the beginning of the 20th century, Elbert Hubbard and Gustav Stickley. The purpose of this study is to understand the advertising strategies appearing in The Craftsman and The Fra magazines.


Makmende Amerudi: Kenya's Collective Reimagining As A Meme Of Aspiration, Brian Ekdale, Melissa Tully Dec 2013

Makmende Amerudi: Kenya's Collective Reimagining As A Meme Of Aspiration, Brian Ekdale, Melissa Tully

School of Journalism & Mass Communication Publications

In 2010, Kenya's first internet meme arrived in the form of a vigilante named Makmende, the action-hero-inspired protagonist of a music video. Within days of the video's release, fans started creating Makmende tales, videos, and artwork, and circulating these works online. In this article, we analyze the Makmende phenomenon to understand why this video inspired Kenya's first internet meme, what the meme says about contemporary Kenya and politics, and how this meme broadens our understanding of global participatory culture. We argue that a group of young, urban Kenyans seized the moment to reappropriate stereotypes of weakness into ...


Iowa State Daily (December 13, 2013), Iowa State Daily Dec 2013

Iowa State Daily (December 13, 2013), Iowa State Daily

Iowa State Daily, December 2013

A state at stake; ISU Dining plans leave leftovers; Class takes 4 weeks, $5 to start business.


The Role Of Information And Communication Technology In The Acculturation Of Vietnamese Refugees, Khanh A. Tran Dec 2013

The Role Of Information And Communication Technology In The Acculturation Of Vietnamese Refugees, Khanh A. Tran

Master's Theses

One of the most significant refugee populations in the United States is the Vietnamese. This group initially fled their native country to escape political oppression at the conclusion of the Vietnam War in 1975 and continued to flee in a series of separate waves that continued for more than three decades. As a relatively new immigrant group in the U.S., the Vietnamese still face a variety of challenges as they try to reestablish their lives and adapt in a new cultural environment. Acculturation is a complex process that is influenced by a number of factors. Throughout history, U.S ...


Social Marketing And California High-Speed Rail: A Framework For Behavioral Change Towards Sustainability, Spenser Dill Dec 2013

Social Marketing And California High-Speed Rail: A Framework For Behavioral Change Towards Sustainability, Spenser Dill

Master's Projects and Capstones

In this analytical paper, I advocate for the use of social marketing techniques in a campaign targeted towards Central Valley communities with the primary objective of reducing this population’s opposition to the state’s High-Speed Rail project. A secondary objective is to use this strategy to promote positive attitudes towards sustainable practices in general. The goal is to stimulate a change in regional culture, which will support the behavioral changes needed to protect California’s natural resources and reduce our state’s contribution to climate change. I argue: 1) creating a sustainable transit infrastructure with high-speed rail as its ...


How Social Media Affect The Social Identity Of Mexican Americans, Kaitlin Eve Felsted Dec 2013

How Social Media Affect The Social Identity Of Mexican Americans, Kaitlin Eve Felsted

All Theses and Dissertations

This is a thesis conducted qualitatively using the Grounded Theory approach where in-depth interviews were conducted with 12 legal Mexican Americans in order to understand how social media affect Mexican Americans' social identity. This effect was understood by discovering the relationships between social identity theory and integration. Results showed that Mexican Americans felt that social media helped them with their English skills and connected them to their friends and family in Mexico. Mexican Americans were able to use social media to connect to their in-group community, and Mexican American community leaders were able to connect Mexicans to their in-group within ...


Winning Hearts And Minds: Using "Ag-Gag" Outrage And Corporate Rebranding To Achieve A Public Image Makeover For The Animal Rights Movement, Alison J. Spasser Dec 2013

Winning Hearts And Minds: Using "Ag-Gag" Outrage And Corporate Rebranding To Achieve A Public Image Makeover For The Animal Rights Movement, Alison J. Spasser

Master's Projects and Capstones

Despite limited legal victories—particularly in the realm of companion animal protections—the animal rights movement has failed to make substantial progress in other focal areas, including the acquisition of increased rights for food animals on factory farms. The public image of the movement has taken a hit in recent years, due in part to effective campaigning by opposing lobbies and corporate entities and in part to self-inflicted damage from failed messaging and tactics. The perceived alignment of animal rights advocacy organizations with extremism and the public distrust of activists leaves the movement in need of a critical public image ...


Sexting Unleashed: The Social Phenomenon According To Youth Sexters, Jessica Marie Mcgraw Dec 2013

Sexting Unleashed: The Social Phenomenon According To Youth Sexters, Jessica Marie Mcgraw

Dissertations and Theses

What is missing from academia and society at large is a more holistic picture of youth sexting. Not adequately understanding youth sexting has stunted previous attempts to effectively educate young people on its potential consequences. As such, the social and legal consequences of sexting gone viral have negatively impacted countless individuals. This study offers a preliminary glimpse of the sexting phenomenon by highlighting the experiences of 20 young people. I explore emergent themes regarding the nature of youth sexting as well as the interrelations amongst privacy, relationships, and sexting. Two distinct forms of sexting emerged from participant narratives, opening the ...


Iowa State Daily (December 12, 2013), Iowa State Daily Dec 2013

Iowa State Daily (December 12, 2013), Iowa State Daily

Iowa State Daily, December 2013

'Anchorman''s David Koechner to perform during Veishea; Simon Estes hits charitable notes; City Council passes pancake funding for Veishea, discusses Squaw Creek restoration plan; Alum's estate donates $900,000 for research.


Iowa State Daily (December 11, 2013), Iowa State Daily Dec 2013

Iowa State Daily (December 11, 2013), Iowa State Daily

Iowa State Daily, December 2013

Body found in Wilson Hall, no foul play suspected; Refocused, repurposed, RePinned; Kingland Systems, City council agree about retail space; MWL hall desc to be completed in spring.


First Month With My Newborn Was Both The Fastest And The Longest Of My Life, Leandra Preston-Sidler Dec 2013

First Month With My Newborn Was Both The Fastest And The Longest Of My Life, Leandra Preston-Sidler

UCF Forum

I haven’t slept more than two hours straight in a month. Showers elude me. The house that used to be filled with wine and planned dinners is now filled with diapers and frozen pizza.


Iowa State Daily (December 10, 2013), Iowa State Daily Dec 2013

Iowa State Daily (December 10, 2013), Iowa State Daily

Iowa State Daily, December 2013

Graduate tuition increases; Dining partners with Food at First for Ames area; Freshman study abroad, gain early experiences; Students face seasonal weight gain in winter.


Bowling, Richard C. Crepeau Dec 2013

Bowling, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

Here it is only two days after the bowl pairings were announced and I am already approaching that semi-nauseous state of bowl fatigue. There once was a time not so long ago when that feeling didn’t set in until the second-half of the final game on January 1. Oh, for the good old days.


Iowa State Daily (December 9, 2013), Iowa State Daily Dec 2013

Iowa State Daily (December 9, 2013), Iowa State Daily

Iowa State Daily, December 2013

Burglaries over break can be avoided; Pairings for Greek Week find changes.


Ua12/2/1 Stressbusters, Wku Student Affairs Dec 2013

Ua12/2/1 Stressbusters, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Special finals week edition of the College Heights Herald.


Columbia Chronicle (12/09/2013), Columbia College Chicago Dec 2013

Columbia Chronicle (12/09/2013), Columbia College Chicago

Columbia Chronicle

Student newspaper from December 9, 2013 entitled The Columbia Chronicle. This issue is 48 pages and is listed as Volume 49, Number 15. Cover story: "Columbia tuition hikes top national average, aid increases" Editor-in-Chief: Lindsey Woods


Internal Funding Newsletter, Academic Year 2012-2013, Uno Office Of Research And Creative Activity Dec 2013

Internal Funding Newsletter, Academic Year 2012-2013, Uno Office Of Research And Creative Activity

Internal Funding Newsletters

This newsletter features: a letter from Scott Snyder, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Research Officer, Office of Research and Creative Activity; Faculty Research Corner: Meet Dr. Alan Kolok, Biology; Award for Distinguished Research or Creative Activity 2013 Winner: Anna Monardo, Writer's Workshop; Graduate Research Corner: Taking Aim at Terrorism; Undergraduate Research Corner: Creative Solutions; 2012-2013 Internal Funding Awardees: Faculty Awards and Student Awards; and Internal Funding Opportunities and Summary.


Cedars, December 2013, Cedarville University Dec 2013

Cedars, December 2013, Cedarville University

Cedars

No abstract provided.


Sample Opinion Article, Michael A. Stanley Dec 2013

Sample Opinion Article, Michael A. Stanley

Michael A Stanley

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Message Sequencing In The New Product Introduction Process: Boosting Message Retention And Its Impact On Product Attitude, Bobi Ivanov, Kimberly A. Parker, Jeanetta D. Sims, Chan Yun Yoo Dec 2013

The Impact Of Message Sequencing In The New Product Introduction Process: Boosting Message Retention And Its Impact On Product Attitude, Bobi Ivanov, Kimberly A. Parker, Jeanetta D. Sims, Chan Yun Yoo

Atlantic Marketing Journal

This study focused on providing a more nuanced understanding of the message retention-attitude (cognition-affect) relationship in new product introductions. Using advertising and publicity as independent and combined promotional tools, this study aims to determine an effective approach to strengthen the retention-attitude relationship as well as the level of new product information retention and, through it, the attitude toward the product. To that end, a two-phase experiment was conducted involving 423 participants. The results revealed that publicity, compared to advertising, in general, was a more effective strategy in boosting retention and that the publicity-publicity sequence strategy was the most effective in ...


Iowa State Daily (December 6, 2013), Iowa State Daily Dec 2013

Iowa State Daily (December 6, 2013), Iowa State Daily

Iowa State Daily, December 2013

Nelson Mandela dies at 95 following illness, legacy lives on; WinterFest wonderland; GSB puts partnership twist on campus bike share project; Senate approves changes to bylaws, election code after lengthy debate.


The Beacon - Vol 12 No. 5 - December 6, 2013, Merrimack College Dec 2013

The Beacon - Vol 12 No. 5 - December 6, 2013, Merrimack College

The Beacon

The Beacon - the student newspaper of Merrimack College. Volume 12, Number 5 - December 6, 2013. 7 pages

Note: The print copy of this issue indicates that it is Volume 12, Number 4, but it is actually Volume 12, Number 5.


Celebrity Endorsements In Print And Twitter: Comparing Brand Name Memorability And Credibility, Lauren Palmieri Dec 2013

Celebrity Endorsements In Print And Twitter: Comparing Brand Name Memorability And Credibility, Lauren Palmieri

Theses

The present study investigated the differences in brand name memorability and credibility of celebrity-endorsed advertisements presented in print and in Twitter. An experiment was conducted between two groups of participants. One group received treatments for print and the other for Twitter. Participants reviewed five advertisements, one of which contained a celebrity, then responded to 11 credibility belief statements and were tested on their memorability of the celebrity-endorsed ad. Significant differences were found in favor of remembering, buying and trusting a brand/product in celebrity-endorsed print ads. Significant differences were also found in the memorability of a celebrity-endorsed ad. The print ...


Digital Fluency For The Digital Age, Gerald White Dec 2013

Digital Fluency For The Digital Age, Gerald White

Dr Gerald K. White

A digital fluency subject to teach students the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for the digital age is needed, writes Gerald White.


Loving: Who Can The Irs Regulate?, Robert D. Probasco Dec 2013

Loving: Who Can The Irs Regulate?, Robert D. Probasco

Robert Probasco

A recent change to the regulations governing practice before the Internal Revenue Service, commonly known as “Circular 230,” is under attack.

In 2011, the IRS amended Circular 230 to regulate hundreds of thousands of tax return preparers who were not already covered by Circular 230 as attorneys or CPAs. The government describes these new regulations as of “exceptional importance to the administration of the tax laws.” But in January, the district court in Loving v. Internal Revenue Service granted declaratory and injunctive relief to the plaintiffs, concluding that the IRS lacked the authority to issue or enforce the new regulations ...


Pisa In Brief : Highlights From The Full Australian Report : Pisa 2012 : How Australia Measures Up, Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Sarah Buckley Dec 2013

Pisa In Brief : Highlights From The Full Australian Report : Pisa 2012 : How Australia Measures Up, Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Sarah Buckley

Dr Sue Thomson

PISA is a survey that measures the knowledge and skills of 15-year-olds, who are near the end of compulsory schooling in most participating education systems. PISA in Brief summarises the results from the PISA 2012 assessment of students’ mathematical, scientific and reading literacy skills. It tells us about how students performed in the assessment and describes some wider findings about what lies behind their results.


Pisa In Brief : Highlights From The Full Australian Report : Pisa 2012 : How Australia Measures Up, Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Sarah Buckley Dec 2013

Pisa In Brief : Highlights From The Full Australian Report : Pisa 2012 : How Australia Measures Up, Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Sarah Buckley

Dr Sarah Buckley

PISA is a survey that measures the knowledge and skills of 15-year-olds, who are near the end of compulsory schooling in most participating education systems. PISA in Brief summarises the results from the PISA 2012 assessment of students’ mathematical, scientific and reading literacy skills. It tells us about how students performed in the assessment and describes some wider findings about what lies behind their results.