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Japanese Expatriate Women In The United States, Ayano Sonoda Dec 2013

Japanese Expatriate Women In The United States, Ayano Sonoda

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Expatriation from Japanese companies has been considered mainly for men. This research focuses on gradually increasing Japanese expatriate women’s experiences in the United States. Using structuration theory (Giddens, 1984) and doing gender (West & Zimmerman, 1987), gender practices and (re)production of gendered structure at Japanese organizations in the United States are illustrated. It is exploratory research without prior research focusing on the subjects. Literature review, therefore, covers three relevant areas: women in workplace in Japan, Japanese expatriates in the United States, and women in international assignments from western countries. This research employs qualitative research method to understand the social ...


Developing, Refining, And Validating A Survey To Measure Stereotypes And Biases That Women Face In Industry, Erin D. Webb Dec 2013

Developing, Refining, And Validating A Survey To Measure Stereotypes And Biases That Women Face In Industry, Erin D. Webb

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Almost any woman who has worked in a male dominated industry has faced a gender stereotype or bias of some type. Some of these women have even developed coping mechanisms to counteract these biases and make day-to-day interactions at work tolerable. Gathering information to reveal these stereotypes and biases can pose a distinctive challenge. Many women do not want to reveal the challenges that they have faced in their careers, and the vastness of types of challenges makes asking the correct questions very difficult. Through testing, this study has developed a valid data collection instrument that can be used to ...


Structure Matters: Examining Illness Behavior Using Parsons's Sick Role, Angela D. Byrd Dec 2013

Structure Matters: Examining Illness Behavior Using Parsons's Sick Role, Angela D. Byrd

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Although Talcott Parsons’s sick role theory, as described in 1951 in The Social System, has been severely criticized for its inapplicability to chronic illnesses, a portion of the theory is still a relevant and necessary factor in terms of understanding and treating chronic illness today. Using data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, this study looks at the individual effects of sex, age, race, cohabitation, education and region of residence on the likelihood of chronically ill patients considering themselves limited in their amount or kind of work as an indicator of sick role adaptation. Results show statistically significant ...


Bowling Green Music Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 457), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2013

Bowling Green Music Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 457), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 457. Minutes, governing documents, yearbooks, programs for public concerts, membership information, various reports, and news clippings for the Woman’s Music Club, the Bowling Green Music Club and the Bowling Green Junior Music Club.


Bowling Green, Kentucky Musical Fund Society (Mss 460), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2013

Bowling Green, Kentucky Musical Fund Society (Mss 460), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 460. Minutes, financial records, governing documents and miscellaneous items of the Bowling Green Musical Fund Society, which was established in 1872 for “the cultivation of music and the social enjoyment of its members.”


Webster, Pauline (Martin) Tabor, 1905-1992 (Sc 1192), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2013

Webster, Pauline (Martin) Tabor, 1905-1992 (Sc 1192), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1192. Card to David Helm, Bowling Green, Kentucky, in which Pauline Tabor Webster tells him she will look for a catalog of her 1973 antiques sale.


Webster, Pauline (Martin) Tabor, 1905-1992 (Sc 1180), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2013

Webster, Pauline (Martin) Tabor, 1905-1992 (Sc 1180), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1180. Cards and letters, 1984-1991 (10), from Pauline Tabor Webster, Universal City, Texas, to Mitchell Leichhardt, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Originally from Bowling Green, Webster discusses mutual friends, family affairs, and past and present events. Also related data.


Military Student Services [Newsletter], Tonya Archey Nov 2013

Military Student Services [Newsletter], Tonya Archey

Veterans Upward Bound Publications

No abstract provided.


Minton, Stella (Phelps), 1892-1986, Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2013

Minton, Stella (Phelps), 1892-1986, Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text (click on "Additional Files") for Manuscripts Small Collection 2773. Commemorative material about Butler County, Kentucky native Stella (Phleps) Minton, which includes remembrances by relatives and excerpts from Stella’s letters to her daughter, Elizabeth “Betty” Allen (Minton) Upton. Much of this material was included in a book titled Memory is a Wonderful Thing: The Life and Letters of Stella Minton by Larry Upton and Judy McDonald and presented at the Upton Family Reunion, Phoenix, Arizona, 27-28 September 2013. Includes commemorative bookmark from the reunion.


Dainty Festival - Louisville, Kentucky (Fa 616), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2013

Dainty Festival - Louisville, Kentucky (Fa 616), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 616. This collection includes information about the annual Dainty Festival of Louisville, Kentucky hosted by the Schnitzelburg German-American community.


Street, James William, 1858-1944 (Mss 478), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2013

Street, James William, 1858-1944 (Mss 478), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 478. Account books and journals of James William Street, recording his activities and local events, primarily in Henderson and Lyon counties in Kentucky. He also records the 1908-1909 activities of the Night Riders in the region.


Progression Through Partnerships, Aurelia Spaulding, Editor, Leah Ashwill, Director Oct 2013

Progression Through Partnerships, Aurelia Spaulding, Editor, Leah Ashwill, Director

ALIVE Center Publications

No abstract provided.


University College Connection Fall 2013, Dennis K. George, Dean, Wendi Kelley, Editor, University College, Western Kentucky University Oct 2013

University College Connection Fall 2013, Dennis K. George, Dean, Wendi Kelley, Editor, University College, Western Kentucky University

UC Publications

No abstract provided.


The Topper, Rick Wright Oct 2013

The Topper, Rick Wright

Veterans Upward Bound Publications

No abstract provided.


New Matriarchs: Louisville, Kentucky (Fa 768), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2013

New Matriarchs: Louisville, Kentucky (Fa 768), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and representative photographs for Folklife Archives Project 768. The collection details the lives of seven women from around the globe (India, Syria, Mexico, Uganda, Russia, Argentina, and Somalia),all recent immigrants to Louisville, Kentucky.


Kuklinski, Whitney, B. 1987 (Fa 765), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2013

Kuklinski, Whitney, B. 1987 (Fa 765), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text of paper (click on "Additional Files") for Folklife Archives Project 765. Paper titled “Understanding Servers as a Folk Group” written by Whitney Kuklinski for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University. The paper focuses on Mariah’s Restaurant in downtown Bowling Green, Kentucky and the role that servers play within the food industry.


Wku Library Special Collections & Wku Archives Genealogy Research, Suellyn Lathrop Sep 2013

Wku Library Special Collections & Wku Archives Genealogy Research, Suellyn Lathrop

Suellyn Lathrop

Research guide to genealogical materials in the WKU Library Special Collections and WKU Archives. Revised 6/2016.


Ua1b1/7 Invitation To Health Sciences Complex Dedication, Wku Special Events Aug 2013

Ua1b1/7 Invitation To Health Sciences Complex Dedication, Wku Special Events

WKU Archives Records

Invitation to dedication of The Medical Center - WKU Helath Sciences Complex facility.


Collections & Connections, Jennifer Wilson Aug 2013

Collections & Connections, Jennifer Wilson

Collections & Connections

This spring/summer 2013 issue features Al and Jeane Baker honored for their in-kind gift to the libraries' centennial mural as well as Dr. Nicholson who won this year's Kentucky Literary Award for his book about Derby. The issue also highlights the 2013 SOKY Book Fest that brought in 130 authors. It reports the newly renovated Commons at Cravens and the just installed web-based service StackMap, which can visually guide users to the stacks of books in Cravens Library using their smart phones. As usual, all of the Libraries’ literary events have been mentioned in the issue, particularly the ...


Overcoming Barriers To Local Food Access: A Case Study, Brittany Ryan Aug 2013

Overcoming Barriers To Local Food Access: A Case Study, Brittany Ryan

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This thesis focuses on the idea that food insecurity and access are real issues in the lives of many Americans. Simply stated, food insecurity is when a person does not have enough food to eat or does now know where his/her next meal is coming from. More importantly when looking at food insecurity is the realization that healthy, local food access is even more prevalent an issue – with increasingly more under-resourced individuals and families being food insecure and unhealthy at the same time. This thesis includes a literature review on diet and nutrition in the United States, a chapter ...


Plain & Simple: The Will To Live Sustainably In An Unsustainable World, Brandi Nichole Button Aug 2013

Plain & Simple: The Will To Live Sustainably In An Unsustainable World, Brandi Nichole Button

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Sustainability is a buzzword covering a variety of fields and subjects. For the purposes of my research sustainability is “the ability to keep going over the long haul. As a value, it refers to giving equal weight in your decisions to the future as well as the present” (Gilman 1). The sustainability movement refers to activists, educators and researchers who are dedicated to finding high quality ways of living in the world that are environmentally benign for all who are now living as well future generations to come (Gilman 1). This research focuses on three women who engage in voluntary ...


Massachusetts Abolition Society - Boston, Massachusetts (Sc 1084), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2013

Massachusetts Abolition Society - Boston, Massachusetts (Sc 1084), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1084. Photocopy of a circular letter written by Executive Committee member H. Cummings, Boston, Massachusetts, to Society members in Ashburnham, Massachusetts, asking their assistance in paying off the organization’s indebtedness.


University College Connection Summer 2013, Dennis K. George, Dean, Wendi Kelley, University College, Western Kentucky University Jul 2013

University College Connection Summer 2013, Dennis K. George, Dean, Wendi Kelley, University College, Western Kentucky University

UC Publications

No abstract provided.


Assessing The Efficacy Of A Modified Therapeutic Community On The Reduction Of Institutional Write-Ups In A Medium Security Prison, Lee Wayne Maglinger, Aaron W. Hughey, Monica Galloway Burke Jul 2013

Assessing The Efficacy Of A Modified Therapeutic Community On The Reduction Of Institutional Write-Ups In A Medium Security Prison, Lee Wayne Maglinger, Aaron W. Hughey, Monica Galloway Burke

Counseling & Student Affairs Faculty Publications

This study explored the impact a modified TC (Therapeutic Community) had on reducing institutional disorder as documented by institutional write-ups. The number of institutional write-ups exhibited by clients participating in a modified TC was compared with the number of write-ups exhibited by inmates in five non-treatment units over a four-year period. ANOVA (analysis of variance) revealed that the number of write-ups exhibited by clients in the TC was significantly lower than the number exhibited by inmates in the other five dorms (F(4, 24) = 5.61, p < 0.002).Further, when examined by category of offense (major/minor), it was found that the write-ups of clients in the TC generally were not as severe as those exhibited by inmates in the general prison population. The implications of these findings for corrections administrators are discussed and specific recommendations are provided.


Military Student Services [Newsletter], Tonya Archey Jun 2013

Military Student Services [Newsletter], Tonya Archey

Veterans Upward Bound Publications

No abstract provided.


Hodges, Ida Leighton, 1885-1949 (Sc 1025), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2013

Hodges, Ida Leighton, 1885-1949 (Sc 1025), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1028. Letters commending Hodges for a variety of civic activities, including her work as coordinator of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration and Civil Works Administration in Bowling Green, Kentucky during the 1930s.


Bowling Green Warren County Bicentennial Commission (Mss 122), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2013

Bowling Green Warren County Bicentennial Commission (Mss 122), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 122. Correspondence, minutes, calendars, financial reports, and promotional material of the Commission which was created to oversee the bicentennial celebrations of Warren County, Kentucky (1 March 1997) and Bowling Green (1 March 1998).


Kentucky Federation Of Music Clubs (Mss 461), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2013

Kentucky Federation Of Music Clubs (Mss 461), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 461. Constitution and by-laws, programs from annual conventions, news clippings, and a “traveling” scrapbook from 1946-1947 that documents activities of the Federation’s affiliate clubs.


Ua12/6/2 Invitation, Wku Diversity Programs May 2013

Ua12/6/2 Invitation, Wku Diversity Programs

WKU Archives Records

Invitation to 2013 Outstanding Black Graduates Recognition Ceremony.


Overcoming Barriers To Teaching Action-Based Environmental Education: A Multiple Case Study Of Teachers In The Public School Classroom, Terry Rachael Adams May 2013

Overcoming Barriers To Teaching Action-Based Environmental Education: A Multiple Case Study Of Teachers In The Public School Classroom, Terry Rachael Adams

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

As the human population increases, it becomes increasingly more important for society to understand the impact of humans on the environment. Preserving fixed resources by engaging in sustainable practices is necessary to ensure those resources are available for future generations. Since the early 1960s, policy makers and educators alike have sought to ensure that students graduate environmentally literate. Previous research has identified a multitude of barriers that limit classroom teacher’s ability to integrate environmental education into their curriculum. The purpose of this study was to investigate how teachers overcome those barriers that restrict the integration of action based environmental ...