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The Cowl - Vol Lxxviii - No. 12 - Dec 5, 2013 Dec 2013

The Cowl - Vol Lxxviii - No. 12 - Dec 5, 2013

The Cowl

The Cowl - student newspaper of Providence College. Volume LXXVIII - No. 12 - December 5, 2013. 24 pages.


In What Ways Can Social Media Impact Communication And Improve How Businesses Are Marketed In Heidelberg German?, Madeline Marie Gregory Dec 2013

In What Ways Can Social Media Impact Communication And Improve How Businesses Are Marketed In Heidelberg German?, Madeline Marie Gregory

Theses & Dissertations

Social media is impacting society at an extremely fast pace. With so many social media platforms available to individuals, social media is becoming a necessary method of communication. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedln, Pinterest, and many other international sites are being used to to communicate with others and share information. Since this method has become highly used, local businesses and corporate companies are now needing to implement a social media marketing strategy to reach their target audience and interact with customers. The international statistical data gathered in Heidelberg Germany expresses this necessity of social media implementation due to the high volume of ...


Cyberbullying In 'Left 4 Dead 2': A Study In Collaborative Play, Kimberly L. Kulovitz Dec 2013

Cyberbullying In 'Left 4 Dead 2': A Study In Collaborative Play, Kimberly L. Kulovitz

Theses and Dissertations

This study sought to further our understanding of the role of cyberbullying in the cooperative team-based game Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2). A sample of 41 4-person groups generated a total n = 415 messages used for evaluating the behavioral content of game play. Four hypotheses were advanced assessing cyberbullying behavior and game outcome (success vs. failure), group cohesion, target participation, and perceptions of bullies. Out of the 41 groups 25 groups had cyberbullying behavior present and 16 groups had prosocial behavior. Overall, cyberbullying behavior had little effect on game outcome, group cohesion and target participation. Groups using only prosocial messages ...


Move Aside Scotty, Jing Is The Thing: Individualized Student-Created Tutorial Collections, Performance Assessment, And Easy Instructor Feedback, Stephanie Wiegand Dec 2013

Move Aside Scotty, Jing Is The Thing: Individualized Student-Created Tutorial Collections, Performance Assessment, And Easy Instructor Feedback, Stephanie Wiegand

LOEX Conference Proceedings 2011

If only Scotty could beam us around the world, to wherever and whenever students need our help… But, wait, there's Jing freeware! Engage students in video creation for performance assessment as they build personalized libraries of research tutorials. But, wait, there's more! Address and correct errors in class assignments in seconds. But, wait, there's more! Create individualized instruction for students not enrolled in information literacy courses and videos as follow-ups to one-shot sessions. Attend this session and discover a new frontier of easy and efficient online video utilization for instruction.


Mexican-American Anglophile, Lorena A. Saldana Dec 2013

Mexican-American Anglophile, Lorena A. Saldana

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


Talking Across Borders : Information And Communication Technology Use Among Iraqi Refugees In Amman, Jordan, And Louisville, Kentucky., Irene Levy Dec 2013

Talking Across Borders : Information And Communication Technology Use Among Iraqi Refugees In Amman, Jordan, And Louisville, Kentucky., Irene Levy

College of Arts & Sciences Senior Honors Theses

A series of interviews conducted in Amman, Jordan and Louisville, Kentucky posed the following questions: “How is information and communication technology (ICT) use affecting interpersonal communication patterns within the displaced Iraqi community in the US and Jordan?” and “What are the factors that limit the proliferation of the internet as a communication tool in that community?” Participants were individuals with legal refugee status and Iraqi nationality who left Iraq after the beginning of the 2003 Iraq War. Eight interviews were conducted in Louisville during the summer of 2012 and twelve were conducted in Amman during November 2012. Participants were asked ...


The Effects On Students' Intercultural Competence From Intensive Intercultural Service-Learning Through The $100 Solution™ Model, Nadia De León Sautú Dec 2013

The Effects On Students' Intercultural Competence From Intensive Intercultural Service-Learning Through The $100 Solution™ Model, Nadia De León Sautú

Dissertations

This study evaluates the effects of an intensive intercultural service-learning program on the intercultural competence of undergraduate students enrolled in Cultural Diversity in the U.S., a general education course at Western Kentucky University. This program utilized The $100 Solution™ model, in which groups of students partnered with local immigrant and refugee families, to teach them about U.S. culture, learn about their cultures, and implement a project to assist them in their integration process. The program included two hours of out-of-classroom work for over twelve weeks. Through the principle of reciprocity, The $100 Solution™ model provided an interaction framework ...


The Cowl - Vol Lxxviii - No. 11 - Nov 21, 2013 Nov 2013

The Cowl - Vol Lxxviii - No. 11 - Nov 21, 2013

The Cowl

The Cowl - student newspaper of Providence College. Volume LXXVIII - No. 11 - November 21, 2013. 24 pages.


Discussing Prognosis With Terminally Ill Cancer Patients And Relatives: A Survey Of Physicians' Intentions In Seven Countries, Jennifer Voorhee, Judith Rietjens, Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Luc Deliens, Colleen Cartwright, Karin Faisst, Michael Norup, Guido Miccinesi, Agnes Van Der Heide Nov 2013

Discussing Prognosis With Terminally Ill Cancer Patients And Relatives: A Survey Of Physicians' Intentions In Seven Countries, Jennifer Voorhee, Judith Rietjens, Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Luc Deliens, Colleen Cartwright, Karin Faisst, Michael Norup, Guido Miccinesi, Agnes Van Der Heide

Professor Colleen M Cartwright

Objective To determine the extent to which physicians in different countries intend to inform terminal patients and relatives about prognosis, and to identify physician characteristics associated with an active approach to such discussions. Methods In the context of a European research project, a study on disclosing prognosis was conducted in seven countries. A written questionnaire with questions regarding hypothetical cases and actual practices was sent to physicians from specialties involved in the care of dying patients. Results 10,139 questionnaires were studied. The response rate was greater than 50% in all countries except Italy (39%). The percentage of physicians who ...


The Cowl - Vol Lxxviii - No. 10 - Nov 14, 2013 Nov 2013

The Cowl - Vol Lxxviii - No. 10 - Nov 14, 2013

The Cowl

The Cowl - student newspaper of Providence College. Volume LXXVIII - No. 10 - November 14, 2013. 24 pages.


The Cowl - Vol Lxxviii - No. 9 - Nov 7, 2013 Nov 2013

The Cowl - Vol Lxxviii - No. 9 - Nov 7, 2013

The Cowl

The Cowl - student newspaper of Providence College. Volume LXXVIII - No. 9 - November 7, 2013. 24 pages.


Power And Influence: Examining The Communication Pathways That Impact On Safety In The Workplace, Susanne Bahn Nov 2013

Power And Influence: Examining The Communication Pathways That Impact On Safety In The Workplace, Susanne Bahn

Susanne Bahn Dr

This article examines the communication pathways that impact on safety in the civil construction industry in Western Australia. The data provided for this article represent the second phase of a PhD study exploring the management values in action that permeate the workplace culture and influence the daily practices of people working in this industry. This phase of the study examined the data collected in 2006 from 50 interviews with CEOs, OHS managers, supervisors, injured employees, and the supporting, training and legislative bodies that govern the civil construction industry. The study examines the complex and conflicting discourses that influence workplace safety ...


The Cowl - Vol Lxxviii - No. 8 - Oct 31, 2013 Oct 2013

The Cowl - Vol Lxxviii - No. 8 - Oct 31, 2013

The Cowl

The Cowl - student newspaper of Providence College. Vol LXXVIII - No. 8 - October 31, 2013. 24 pages.


Teaching, Practicing, And Performing Deliberative Democracy In The Classroom, Hayley J. Cole Oct 2013

Teaching, Practicing, And Performing Deliberative Democracy In The Classroom, Hayley J. Cole

Journal of Public Deliberation

Inspired by the Citizens Initiative Review Process in Oregon, Healthy Democracy, and the Living Voters Guide, this paper proposes that undergraduate educators should teach, practice, and perform deliberative democracy in the classroom. This paper will identify deliberation as a tool for resolving difficulties in current democratic practices and propose a specific classroom activity to teach deliberative skills. The sample undergraduate activity involves student research, local political leaders coming to speak and answer questions, and in-class deliberations. Using survey data collected from the students/participants, it was found that the activity had positive learning outcomes for students. Students reported feeling more ...


The Cowl - Vol Lxxviii - No. 7 - Oct 24, 2013 Oct 2013

The Cowl - Vol Lxxviii - No. 7 - Oct 24, 2013

The Cowl

The Cowl - student newspaper of Providence College. Vol LXXVIII - No. 7 - October 24, 2013. 24 pages.


Observing Culture: Differences In U.S.-American And German Team Meeting Behaviors, Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock, Joseph A. Allen, Annika L. Meinecke Oct 2013

Observing Culture: Differences In U.S.-American And German Team Meeting Behaviors, Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock, Joseph A. Allen, Annika L. Meinecke

Joseph A. Allen

Although previous research has theorized about team interaction differences between the German and U.S. cultures, actual behavioral observations of such differences are sparse. This study explores team meetings as a context for examining intercultural differences. We analyzed a total of 5,188 meeting behaviors in German and U.S. student teams. All teams discussed the same task to consensus. Results from behavioral process analyses showed that German teams focused significantly more on problem analysis, whereas U.S. teams focused more on solution production. Moreover, U.S. teams showed significantly more positive socioemotional meeting behavior than German teams. Finally, German ...


The Cowl - Vol Lxxviii - No. 6 - Oct 10, 2013 Oct 2013

The Cowl - Vol Lxxviii - No. 6 - Oct 10, 2013

The Cowl

The Cowl - student newspaper of Providence College. Volume LXXVIII - No. 6 - October 10, 2013. 28 pages.


The Cowl - Vol Lxxviii - No. 5 - Oct 3, 2013 Oct 2013

The Cowl - Vol Lxxviii - No. 5 - Oct 3, 2013

The Cowl

The Cowl - student newspaper of Providence College. Volume LXXVIII - No. 5 - October 3, 2013. 24 pages.


The Cowl - Vol Lxxviii - No. 4 - Sep 26, 2013 Sep 2013

The Cowl - Vol Lxxviii - No. 4 - Sep 26, 2013

The Cowl

The Cowl - student newspaper of Providence College. Volume LXXVIII - No. 4 - September 26, 2013. 28 pages.


The Cowl - Vol Lxxviii - No. 3 - Sep 19, 2013 Sep 2013

The Cowl - Vol Lxxviii - No. 3 - Sep 19, 2013

The Cowl

The Cowl - student newspaper of Providence College. Volume LXXVIII - No. 3 - September 19, 2013. 20 pages.


Cat Got Your Tongue? (The Lost Art Of Conversation), Rebekah Mccloud Sep 2013

Cat Got Your Tongue? (The Lost Art Of Conversation), Rebekah Mccloud

UCF Forum

My mother and I were eating dinner recently at her favorite restaurant. We spent several hours talking, laughing and enjoying our meal.


A Qualitative Exploration Of Emerging Adults’ And Parents’ Perspectives On Communicating Adulthood Status, Jessica F. Jablonski, Sara Dettinger Martino Sep 2013

A Qualitative Exploration Of Emerging Adults’ And Parents’ Perspectives On Communicating Adulthood Status, Jessica F. Jablonski, Sara Dettinger Martino

The Qualitative Report

In this study the authors examine parent - child communication in Emerging Adulthood. Thirty - seven college students and one or both of their parents completed written questionnaires assessing whether the parent had verbally communicated or did some action to acknowledge the Emerging Adult’s maturity. Communication about changes in the parent - child relationship, as well as the Emerging Adult’s decision - making abilities, obligations to the family, and financial responsibilities were also assessed. The responses to the open ended questions were qualitatively analyzed using grounded theory. The findings indicated that the Emerging Adults’ and parents’ responses were very similar, and the ...


The Cowl - Vol Xxviii - No. 2 - Sep 12, 2013 Sep 2013

The Cowl - Vol Xxviii - No. 2 - Sep 12, 2013

The Cowl

The Cowl - student newspaper of Providence College. Volume LXXVIII - No. 2 - September 12, 2013. 20 pages.


Informational Ontology: The Meaning Of Gilbert Simondon’S Concept Of Individuation, Andrew Iliadis Sep 2013

Informational Ontology: The Meaning Of Gilbert Simondon’S Concept Of Individuation, Andrew Iliadis

communication +1

The French philosopher Gilbert Simondon (1924-1989) was the first true philosopher of information, yet he remains relatively unknown outside of his native France. This situation is curious, given the warm reception his work has received from a small group of internationally renowned thinkers. Simondon’s lifelong project was to expound the appearance of what I call an “informational ontology,” a subject that deserves to be addresses at length. This article limits itself by focusing on three aspects of Simondon’s philosophy of information. First, it situates Simondon within the French intellectual scene in post-World War II Europe to get sense ...


The Cowl - Sep 5, 2013 Sep 2013

The Cowl - Sep 5, 2013

The Cowl

The Cowl - student newspaper of Providence College. September 5, 2013. 20 pages.


Variance In Patient Access To Support Persons By Race/Ethnicity And Language Preference: An Analysis Of Patient Survey Data, Andrew J. Jager, Matthew K. Wynia Aug 2013

Variance In Patient Access To Support Persons By Race/Ethnicity And Language Preference: An Analysis Of Patient Survey Data, Andrew J. Jager, Matthew K. Wynia

Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice

Regulatory and accreditation organizations have advocated open visitation policies and allowance of support persons of patients’ choosing, but it is unknown if support is allowed equitably. Data from hospitalized patients were analyzed to determine access to support persons, stratified by patient-reported race/ethnicity, language, sex, age, and education. A multivariate regression model was constructed using race and language, controlling for site and patient sex, education and age. Additionally, sites’ policies explicitly allowing support persons were correlated to reports of allowance of support persons. Among 1,196 respondents, 17% reported not being allowed a support person or being unsure. African American ...


Using Communication To Cope With Loss, Paige W. Toller Aug 2013

Using Communication To Cope With Loss, Paige W. Toller

Paige W. Toller

The death of a child is a devastating and life changing event. A child's death leaves parents struggling to somehow pick up the pieces of their shattered life and continue living. In the aftermath of their loss, parents are often surprised and disappointed to discover how difficult it is to talk to one another about their child's death. Likewise, parents may be frustrated to learn that they grieve very differently from their spouse. In many cases, one parent wants to talk a great deal about the child's death while the other does not. In addition, one parent ...


“One Shots” Or “For-Credit” Teaching Information Lliteracy, Communication Is Key, Kiersten Cox, Vicki L. Gregory Aug 2013

“One Shots” Or “For-Credit” Teaching Information Lliteracy, Communication Is Key, Kiersten Cox, Vicki L. Gregory

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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"Take A Sad Song And Make It Better": Exploring Rewards Related To Liking Unfamiliar Sad Music, John Hogue Aug 2013

"Take A Sad Song And Make It Better": Exploring Rewards Related To Liking Unfamiliar Sad Music, John Hogue

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis tested some of Levinson's (1997) ideas on why people like music that makes them sad. A path model of this effect was interpreted from Levinson's theory, and 5 of the paths were tested. These paths were that music would directly create a communion with the song, that happiness and sadness would mediate this effect, that absorption would moderate the direct path, that absorption would moderate the songs' ability to evoke the emotions, and that satisfaction would moderate the emotions' influence on liking the songs.

A pilot study was conducted to determine if the songs evoked their ...


The Drug Facts Box: Improving The Communication Of Prescription Drug Information, Lisa M. Schwartz, Steven Woloshin Aug 2013

The Drug Facts Box: Improving The Communication Of Prescription Drug Information, Lisa M. Schwartz, Steven Woloshin

Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Scholarship

Communication about prescription drugs ought to be a paragon of public science communication. Unfortunately, it is not. Consumers see $4 billion of direct-to-consumer advertising annually, which typically fails to present data about how well drugs work. The professional label—the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) mechanism to get physicians information needed for appropriate prescribing—may also fail to present benefit data. FDA labeling guidance, in fact, suggests that industry omit bene