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When Youth Run For Office, P. Francis Wilson May 2019

When Youth Run For Office, P. Francis Wilson

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

The purpose of this work is threefold: to define the term ‘youth candidate’, to create a public data archive of youth candidates around the U.S., and to reveal what role age plays on the campaign trail for younger candidates. The first study shows the increase in young people running for office in the U.S.. The second study tells of age discrimination towards younger candidates on the campaign trail. Also within this document is an archive and photo album of youth candidates and their campaigns. The results of this research tell a data and experience-driven story of the quickly ...


Ua12/2/25 United Student Activists, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua12/2/25 United Student Activists, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about United Student Activists.


What Goes Up Must Not Come Down: The Tweet Retraction Process Of Politicians, Paige Settles Aug 2016

What Goes Up Must Not Come Down: The Tweet Retraction Process Of Politicians, Paige Settles

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

In 2011, Congressman Anthony Weiner demonstrated the risks politicians face when utilizing Twitter. While past scholarship regarding Twitter has focused on the impact of the tweets candidates share with their voters, academic attention has not been afforded to the tweets candidates delete. This thesis seeks to delve further into the analysis of Twitter as a political campaign tool by examining the practice of tweet retraction. To achieve this end, this research presents two studies. The first analyzes the deleted tweets of members of the 112th Congress between May and November of 2012 in terms of quantity of retractions and the ...


The Growing Use Of Social Media In Political Campaigns: How To Use Facebook, Twitter And Youtube To Create An Effective Social Media Campaign, Kaitlin Vonderschmitt May 2012

The Growing Use Of Social Media In Political Campaigns: How To Use Facebook, Twitter And Youtube To Create An Effective Social Media Campaign, Kaitlin Vonderschmitt

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

A political campaign is carefully crafted for each candidate, to address their constituency and present the candidate and party in the best possible way. After the creation of the United States suffrage was limited to land owning white men, these men were involved in politics by reading local newspapers and visiting the politicians face to face. However as we fast forward to the 1930’s President Franklin D. Roosevelt used the radio to connect with the American public, and then in 1960’s Nixon and Kennedy’s debate introduced the mass-produced version of face-to-face politics through televisions all over the ...


Fighting For Fairness: The History Of Kentucky’S Local Movements To Enact Fairness Ordinances In 1999, Micah Bennett May 2011

Fighting For Fairness: The History Of Kentucky’S Local Movements To Enact Fairness Ordinances In 1999, Micah Bennett

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

This CE/T project explores the histories of the local movements for fairness ordinances which transpired in Kentucky in the year 1999. Fairness ordinances expand local civil rights protections on the basis of ‘sexual orientation’ and sometimes ‘gender identity’ to include lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) peoples and usually protect in the areas of employment, housing, and public accommodations. Four communities in the state considered such laws in 1999: Greater Louisville, Lexington-Fayette, the City of Henderson, and the City of Bowling Green. This thesis takes a holistic approach towards the history of these movements, exploring the procession of chronological ...


Ua12/2/22 Western Kentucky State Normal Commonwealth, Wku Moot Congress Jan 2011

Ua12/2/22 Western Kentucky State Normal Commonwealth, Wku Moot Congress

WKU Archives Records

Undated report of the WKU Moot Commonwealth Committee on Resolutions. Resolutions regarding transportation, economic development, alchohol and conservation.


Ua12/2/22 Moot Congress, Wku Archives Jan 2011

Ua12/2/22 Moot Congress, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records regarding the Moot Congress and Commonwealth created by the Kit Kat Club in order to practice debate and learn about government.


Ua3/1/4 President's Office-Cherry Speeches & Publications, Wku Archives Jan 2010

Ua3/1/4 President's Office-Cherry Speeches & Publications, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Addresses, chapel talks, notes and educational and political speeches written and delivered by Henry Hardin Cherry and others typed on loose leaf pages. There are also quotations, reports, wills, correspondence and a political cartoon. Many items have no attribution as to author or source. Other authors include A.C. Burton, A.W. Mell, Mattie McLean and J.S. Dickey. Some items are repeated throughout the series and others have been edited. Volume 5 has been digitized for use by researchers.


Ua3/9/5 Student Rally At The Capitol, Wku President's Office Feb 2008

Ua3/9/5 Student Rally At The Capitol, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell at student rally against budget cuts in Frankfort, Kentucky.


Ua3/9/5 House & Senate Budget Subcommittees, Wku President's Office Feb 2006

Ua3/9/5 House & Senate Budget Subcommittees, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Card of talking points used by WKU president Gary Ransdell while lobbying state legislators to increase WKU's budget.


Ua3/9/5 Legislative Priorities, Wku President's Office Jan 2006

Ua3/9/5 Legislative Priorities, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Legislative priorities talking points card used by WKU president Gary Ransdell when meeting with state legislators in 2006.


Ua3/9/5 Comments Before House Appropriations & Revenue Budget Review Subcommittee, Wku President's Office Jan 2003

Ua3/9/5 Comments Before House Appropriations & Revenue Budget Review Subcommittee, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Comments made by WKU president Gary Ransdell to the Kentucky House Appropriations & Revenue Budget Review Subcommittee regarding the need for education funding.


Ua3/9/5 Higher Education Reform From The Perspective Of A Comprehensive University, Wku President's Office Oct 2002

Ua3/9/5 Higher Education Reform From The Perspective Of A Comprehensive University, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell at the Pritchard Committee meeting.


President Reagan's Rhetorical War Against Nicaraugua, 1981-1987, Donald Morton Jul 1992

President Reagan's Rhetorical War Against Nicaraugua, 1981-1987, Donald Morton

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The Reagan administration launched a two term campaign to win support for the Contra rebels fighting Nicaragua. The rhetorical war began in secrecy and ended in scandal. With Reagan's reputation as a "great communicator" and the priority he assigned to the Contra cause it seemed surprising to find virtually nothing on the topic in a search of the communication journals through mid 1992.

The central research question of this thesis is whether President Reagan used rhetorical strategies and similar depictions to other presidents in his prowar rhetoric against Nicaragua. A common theme of war rhetoric is the dehumanizing of ...


Ua11/1 On Campus, Vol. 1, No. 13, Wku University Relations Sep 1991

Ua11/1 On Campus, Vol. 1, No. 13, Wku University Relations

WKU Archives Records

On Campus newsletter featuring articles about faculty, staff and events at Western Kentucky University. Regular features are:

  • College News
  • Sponsored Programs
  • Hot off the Press
  • Personnel File

This issue includes articles:

  • Fifth Women's Studies Conference Opens
  • Hardin Planetarium Show Features Sun's Children
  • President Thomas Meredith Appointed to Constitutional Improvement Policy Council
  • WKU to Begin Reaccreditation Process
  • Students Raise $48,715 First Week of Alumni Fund Student Phonathon
  • Phillips, Hugh. Russia's Coup; A Historical Perspective
  • Esion, Sheila. Jim Wayne Miller's Writing Takes New Shape
  • Threads of Compassion: Fabric Art Exhibit by Penny Sisto Opens Tomorrow
  • Shuttle May ...


The Campaign Strategies Of Candidate Richard Fulton In Nashville's 1975 Mayoral Race, Debra Braselton Aug 1978

The Campaign Strategies Of Candidate Richard Fulton In Nashville's 1975 Mayoral Race, Debra Braselton

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Because of the increasing importance of local government in America's cities, it is worthwhile to note what factors influence the election of our local leaders. This study sought to isolate the communication factors and rhetorical strategies which influenced the election of Mayor Richard Fulton in Nashville's 1975 Mayoral Race.

Data was gathered from the written and video media, a private interview with the candidate, and campaign materials. Research also provided the candidate's previous political background.

Various factors in Nashville's 1975 Mayoral Race combined to produce an insightful episode in rhetorical and nonrhetorical communication campaign strategies. During ...


Ua12/2/1 Student Insight, Wku Student Affairs Apr 1976

Ua12/2/1 Student Insight, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Special supplement to the College Heights Herald paid for and written by the Associated Student Government.

  • Board of Regents Pass Concert Appeal Procedure
  • Henry, Steve. Henry Says Associated Student Government Accomplishments are Best Ever
  • Reinert, Cindy. Academic Council Makes Progress
  • Saunders, Gene. Better Intramural Facilities Are Product of Associated Student Government Resolutions
  • Congress Members 1975-76
  • Associated Student Government Sponsor Discount Cards
  • Boeckman, Elaine. Board of Regents Focus on Several Student Issues
  • Bills 1975-76
  • Student Volunteer Bureau Helps Needy People
  • Kelley, Rick. Associated Student Government Offers Versatility in Programs
  • Murphy, Cathy. Second Site Established for Checks
  • Boeckman, Elaine. Women’s Hours ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 50, No. 54, Wku Student Affairs Apr 1975

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 50, No. 54, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles:

  • Leake, Betsy. Concert Committee May Have No Power
  • John Dean Will Speak Tonight at 8
  • Caudill, Tom. Regents Okay Record Budget, Academic Proposals
  • Steen, Janet. Gen. Russell Dougherty to Speak at May 10 Commencement
  • Strehl, Mary. Year in Review: Progress Was Like a Tortoise
  • Should Residents Pay More for Air-Conditioned Dorms?
  • McMahon, William. Seeks Academic Growth
  • Beliles, Mark & Tom Cooper. Stand Up Christians
  • Food Survey Completed
  • Gibbons, David. WKU Grad Finds Going Rough – Billy Howell
  • Bond, Beverly. WKU Orchestra to Give Final Concert
  • Tomorrow is ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 50, No. 50, Wku Student Affairs Apr 1975

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 50, No. 50, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles:

  • Leake, Betsy. Associated Student Government Abandons Plans for Final Concert This Semester
  • Day, Mary. Phi Mu, Alpha Kappa Psi Win Top Honors in Greek Week
  • Adams, Anne. Nursing Gets Approval to Plan 4-Year Program
  • Chances for Vet School at Western Get Snagged
  • Prof Wins Award – Robert Martin
  • Kentucky Collegiate Veterans Association Elect Officers
  • Steve Henry’s Entertainment Plan is Inadequate
  • Ombudsman – Dormitory Visitation Policy
  • Tolopka, Stephen. Favors Evaluation Change
  • Daugherty, Sharon. Canteen, Sand Needed
  • Watkins, Allan. Favors Nude Models
  • Vogt, Christy. Encourages Involvement
  • Segda, Janet ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 50, No. 48, Wku Student Affairs Apr 1975

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 50, No. 48, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles:

  • Leake, Betsy. Polls Remain Open as Campaigns End
  • Wethington, Jay. John Dean Postpones Lecture Here Until April 29
  • Caudill, Tom. Jeff Consolo Says Associated Student Government Needs More Student Involvement
  • Faculty Wives Club Name Richard Walker Outstanding Senior
  • Sigma Nu and Alpha Xi Delta Win Track Meet
  • Music Teacher is Conductor – James Godfrey
  • Taylor, Ken. Students Evaluate Teachers, Classes
  • Required Library Course Useful; Freshman Orientation Unnecessary
  • Harris, Roger. Ombudsman: Publishing Firm’s Politics Draw Complaints
  • Stewart, Tony. Critical of Tom Blair
  • Whitman, Connie. Likes Steve ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 50, No. 47, Wku Student Affairs Apr 1975

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 50, No. 47, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles:

  • Leake, Betsy. Polls Open Monday to Elect Associated Student Government Officers
  • Matteson, Teri. The Tornado: Scars Remain as a Constant Reminder of April 3, 1974
  • Coffey, Bob. Getting into the Swim of It
  • Bruce, Don Fill in Blanks for Letter to the Editor
  • Payne, David. Supports Steve Henry
  • Cross, Al. Favors Tom Blair
  • Harmon, Frank. Likes Steve Henry
  • McCubbin, Mary. Endorses John Butchko
  • Day, Mary. for Nancy Wilk
  • Butchko, John. Butchko: No Hassles
  • Litchfield, Gerry & Jefferson Hartzog. Against John Dean Speech
  • Adams, Anne. Activities Candidates Rick Kelley, Marc Levy Say Entertainment is the Issue
  • Reynolds, Jim. Administrative Vice President Candidates Disagree on Need for Class Officers – John Butchko, Christy Vogt
  • What’s Happening – Alpha Kappa Psi, Future Farmers of America, Gamma Sigma Sigma, Backpackers Club, Eta Sigma Gamma, Alpha Xi Delta, Alpha Phi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Young Democrats, Fencing
  • Part-Time Athletic Discount is Approved
  • Volunteer Bureau Made Part of Associated Student Government
  • Progress Made in Academic Council
  • Bookstore Prices Cut by Associated Student Government Move
  • Parking Board Gets Associated Student Government Input
  • Entertainment had Diversity This Year
  • Faculty Evaluation: Some Gains Made Diversity This Year
  • Jeff Consolo Notes Progress in His Term
  • Johnson, Rickie. Treasurer Johnson Asks Yes Vote on Amendment
  • Resolution Boxscore
  • News in Brief – Enrollment, Robert Hoffman, Talisman
  • Bond, Beverly. Milwaukee Orchestra, Western Dancers to Perform
  • Bishop, Priscilla. Students Plan to Study Abroad This Summer
  • Collins, Don. Ted Hornback’s Net Team to Entertain Ohio Valley Conference Contenders
  • Harris, Roger & Richard Payton. Track Will Crowded as Men, Women Test Foes
  • Rogers, Ricky. Toppers Carry 1-9 Mark to Murray - Baseball
  • Mike Odemns in All-Star Game; Paul Dietzel to Head Ohio Valley Conference?
  • Softball Games Finally ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 50, No. 43, Wku Student Affairs Mar 1975

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 50, No. 43, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles:

  • Caudill, Tom. University is Taking Measures to End Bomb Threats
  • Leake, Betsy. Primary Election for Associated Student Government is Canceled
  • 20-Mile Walkathon Set Tomorrow – Muscular Dystrophy
  • Leake, Betsy. Student Government Approves Constitutional Change
  • Matteson, Teri. Commuters Lament Missing Campus Activities
  • Gregory, Jim. Students May Register to Vote at Courthouse
  • Today is Deadline for Adding Bi-Terms
  • Threats Defeat Student Interest
  • Butchko, John. Criticizes Associated Student Government Coverage
  • Wurster, Robert. Annoyed by Cameras
  • Adamchak, Donald. Food Stamp Reply
  • Omega Psi Phi. the Muscular Dystrophy Charity Walk
  • Harris ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 50, No. 31, Wku Student Affairs Jan 1971

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 50, No. 31, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles:

  • Hightower, Paul. Committee to Study Associated Student Constitutions
  • Western’s Dean of Public Relations, Robert Cochran, Dies in Louisville
  • Ralph, Mason. Richard Nixon Cites Six Point Plan
  • MIT Ensemble Plays Thursday
  • Activity Almanac
  • State Financier is Delaying Proceedings. For Married Student Housing There May be a Grim Future
  • Western Loses a Devoted Friend – Robert Cochran
  • Lyne, John. Says Kept in Dark about Appointment
  • Hoppe, Arthur. Propagating the Senility System on Capitol Hill
  • Cinema Guild Sets Schedule
  • Patterson, Tom. A Trip to the Lion’s Den ...


Ua94/6/3 Expatriate, Vol. 1, No. 2, Bruce Tucker Jan 1970

Ua94/6/3 Expatriate, Vol. 1, No. 2, Bruce Tucker

Student/Alumni Personal Papers

Underground newspaper commenting on Western Kentucky University administration and current events. Articles include:

  • Tucker, Bruce. Caution: The One on Your Right May be a Cop
  • Neumayer, Rick. Campus Protest Escalating
  • Tucker, Bruce. Washington: Exporting the 'Picnic'
  • Wilkerson, Larry. The Writing on the Wall - Graffiti
  • Potter, Jackson. Henry Jackson Heads for Last Hurrah
  • Neumayer, Rick. Judgment Day - Instructor Evaluations
  • Patterson, Tom. Those Magnificent Men . . . - Dee Gibson, John Oldham, Jimmy Feix, Jim Pickens & Ted Hornback
  • Harris, Mike. Black Students Unite
  • Neumayer, Rick. Student Rights: Void Where Prohibited
  • Hundley, Smith. Wants More
  • Briney, John. Former Journalist Speaks
  • Western & the War Machine
  • Conversation / Detective ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 49, No. 13, Wku Student Affairs Nov 1969

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 49, No. 13, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles:

  • Neumayer, Rick. Associated Students Enlisting Merchants for Student Discount Plan
  • Irving Levine to Lecture Here Thursday Night
  • Wilkerson, Larry. Balloting Today to Decide Local Races, Crucial Issues
  • University Press of Kentucky Representative to Visit WKU Campus
  • Science Prof Delivers Papers – Elmer Gray
  • Interfraternity Council Adds Presidents
  • November Program Set for Planetarium
  • Laotian Intervention Parallels Vietnam War
  • Drug Proposal Ignores Nature of Marijuana
  • Seeger, Ronald. Letter to the Editor
  • Neumayer, Rick. Associated Student Government Returns Constitution, Limits Further Study
  • Lyne, John. Oscars for Commercial Expertise?
  • Western ...


Ua3/2/4 Constitutional Amendment, Paul Garrett Jan 1946

Ua3/2/4 Constitutional Amendment, Paul Garrett

WKU Archives Records

Radio talk regarding a Kentucky constitutional amendment delivered by Paul Garrett.


Ua37/23 Whas Broadcast No. 23, Whas, Western Kentucky University, Earl Moore Feb 1936

Ua37/23 Whas Broadcast No. 23, Whas, Western Kentucky University, Earl Moore

WKU Archives Records

Script for weekly WKU broadcast on WHAS radio. includes letter from Henry Cherry advertising the debate program between WKU and Asbury College. Debaters were Paul Huddleston and Coy Parsley discussing the power of the Supreme Court.


Ua37/23 Whas Broadcast No. 21, Whas, Western Kentucky University, Earl Moore Feb 1936

Ua37/23 Whas Broadcast No. 21, Whas, Western Kentucky University, Earl Moore

WKU Archives Records

Script for weekly WKU broadcast on WHAS radio. This show included Earl Moore, Franz Strahm, Frances Richards, Paul Huddleston and June Purdom.


Ua37/23 Whas Broadcast No. 19, Whas, Western Kentucky University, Earl Moore Jan 1936

Ua37/23 Whas Broadcast No. 19, Whas, Western Kentucky University, Earl Moore

WKU Archives Records

Script for weekly WKU broadcast on WHAS radio. This show included Earl Moore, Margarette Ramsey, Sue Farley, Lavelton Dye and Arndt Stickles.


Ua37/23 Whas Broadcast No. 16, Whas, Western Kentucky University, Earl Moore Jan 1936

Ua37/23 Whas Broadcast No. 16, Whas, Western Kentucky University, Earl Moore

WKU Archives Records

Script for weekly WKU broadcast on WHAS radio. This show included Earl Moore and Louis Salomon reviewing Forerunners of American Fascism.