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2016 Presidential Campaign And The American College Student, Madison Frost Nov 2016

2016 Presidential Campaign And The American College Student, Madison Frost

Scholars Week

It is perceived by many that college students have low awareness of the presidential campaign and its candidates. Many blame the sources from which knowledge is attained. Most researchers agree that the Internet and newspaper are the most popular sources, and both are positively related to political knowledge (Kenski & Stroud, 2006; Valentino, Hutchings, & Dmitri, 2004; Cao, 2008). Cao (2008) also found a positive association between young adults and political comedy shows, which have become even more popular since 2008. Other researchers found that watching presidential debates increased knowledge of candidates, but only individuals who were already interested in politics took the time to watch ...


Boiling Over On The Back Burner: Why Downplaying North Korea’S Nuclear Ambitions Is A Dangerous Proposition, Justin T. Baldwin Nov 2016

Boiling Over On The Back Burner: Why Downplaying North Korea’S Nuclear Ambitions Is A Dangerous Proposition, Justin T. Baldwin

Posters-at-the-Capitol

Boiling Over on the Back Burner: Why Downplaying North Korea’s Nuclear Ambitions is a Dangerous Proposition

Justin Baldwin

Mentor: Dr. Ryan K. Baggett

Homeland Security Program, Eastern Kentucky University

Abstract

For over sixty years, the Korean Peninsula has teetered on the brink of violence between two countries still technically at war. Since the division of Korea at the 38th parallel in 1945, a power struggle between North and South and, ultimately, Communism and Democracy has become a dangerous stalemate.

While many have downplayed the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) as a backwards, isolated nation with a ...


The Conflict In Syria: Should The United States Get More Involved?, Jacob Peoples Nov 2016

The Conflict In Syria: Should The United States Get More Involved?, Jacob Peoples

Posters-at-the-Capitol

The purpose of this research is to explore the relations between Syria, Russia, and the United States in the Syrian civil war. The relationship has been in turmoil because of the complexities of the situation. Syria has been a designated state sponsor of terrorism since December 29, 1979, five years before the next designated state of Iran. Syria is a very important and strategic country and now more than ever has a large risk of being completely overrun by the newest terrorist group ISIS. The turmoil is possibly stemming initially from the result of a failed 1957 Central Intelligence Agency ...


United States Federal Courts And Inter-Branch War Powers, Erica Lindsey Fields Nov 2016

United States Federal Courts And Inter-Branch War Powers, Erica Lindsey Fields

Posters-at-the-Capitol

US Federal Courts and Inter-Branch War Powers

Author: Erica Fields, with Dr. Jasmine Farrier and Dr. Laura Moyer

Department of Political Science- University of Louisville

Introduction

When a separation of powers issue arises between the branches of the United States government, they can seek remedy in the federal courts. This has become especially relevant in the area of war powers. Over the past 40 years, members of Congress have challenged Presidential encroachment of war powers 10 times in the courts.

Purpose

To determine if the rulings in the 10 war powers cases could best be explained by the ideologies of ...


Katie Muchmore For Wku Staff Council, Katie Muchmore Aug 2016

Katie Muchmore For Wku Staff Council, Katie Muchmore

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Katie Muchmore.


Julia Johnson For Wku Staff Council, Julia Johnson Aug 2016

Julia Johnson For Wku Staff Council, Julia Johnson

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Julia Johnson.


Phyllis Townsend For Wku Staff Council, Phyllis Townsend Aug 2016

Phyllis Townsend For Wku Staff Council, Phyllis Townsend

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Phyllis Townsend.


Mike Loftis For Wku Staff Council, Mike Loftis Aug 2016

Mike Loftis For Wku Staff Council, Mike Loftis

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Mike Loftis.


Tice Edwards For Wku Staff Council, Tice Edwards Aug 2016

Tice Edwards For Wku Staff Council, Tice Edwards

Staff Council

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L.R. Kennon For Staff Council, Lurien R. Kennon Aug 2016

L.R. Kennon For Staff Council, Lurien R. Kennon

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for L.R. Kennon.


Kelly Scott For Wku Staff Council, Kelly Scott Aug 2016

Kelly Scott For Wku Staff Council, Kelly Scott

Staff Council

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Wren Mills For Staff Council, Wren Mills Aug 2016

Wren Mills For Staff Council, Wren Mills

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Wren Mills.


Exploring Regional And Telecoupled Land Use Change Impacts From Environmental Shocks, Kevin Hill, Liz Wachs, Brady Hardiman, David Yu, Shweta Singh Aug 2016

Exploring Regional And Telecoupled Land Use Change Impacts From Environmental Shocks, Kevin Hill, Liz Wachs, Brady Hardiman, David Yu, Shweta Singh

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium

Natural disasters or environmental shocks have the potential to disrupt local agricultural systems as well as distant agricultural systems through cascading effects. In this work we selected two distinct environmental shocks and traced their cascading effects on land use change. Quantifying cascading effects is a salient issue because climate change forecasts indicate an increase in frequency and intensity of global environmental shocks. This study incorporated the concept of telecoupled systems involving interrelating ecological, economic and political/social components. A telecoupled framework involving cascading effects was implemented using three approaches. The first approach involved using bilateral agricultural trade matrix data to ...


Nominations For Staff Council Election, Tuesday 8/9, Greg Hackbarth Aug 2016

Nominations For Staff Council Election, Tuesday 8/9, Greg Hackbarth

Staff Council

Email to all staff regarding special staff council election.


Call For Nominations; Staff Council Special Election, Greg Hackbarth Jul 2016

Call For Nominations; Staff Council Special Election, Greg Hackbarth

Staff Council

Call for nominations for special election to fill new positions on the WKU Staff Council.


Best Practices For Self-Exclusion Reinstatement And Renewal, Alex Price Jun 2016

Best Practices For Self-Exclusion Reinstatement And Renewal, Alex Price

International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking

While many studies have examined self-exclusion few have focused on the processes through which gamblers return at the end of their agreements. In 2014, the RGC Centre for the Advancement of Best Practices examined voluntary self-exclusion reinstatement and renewal in an effort to develop evidence-informed best-practices for both land-based and online gambling operations. The presentation outlines the findings of the study and the recommended best practices for reintegration and ban renewal.

The study examined a range of practices around the world. In the end the study recommended an active reinstatement process in which all participants are required to apply to ...


Anne Of Green Gables: Childhood, Feminism, And The Canadian Story, Colin Carter May 2016

Anne Of Green Gables: Childhood, Feminism, And The Canadian Story, Colin Carter

Scholars Week

The novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery (L.M. Montgomery) follows the touching story of Anne Shirley, a young rebellious red-headed orphan. Anne, who is mistakenly sent to siblings Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, and is begrudgingly adopted. Through the quirky trials and tribulations that follow in the quiet provincial town of Avonlea, a story about childhood, personal growth, and the female experience begins to emerge. Anne of Green Gables presents three unique, distinct, and incredibly important narratives that have implications for today’s society. First, Anne acts as a proto-essentialist feminist. By explicitly rejecting the objectification and ...


Argumentation Mining In Parliamentary Discourse, Nona Naderi May 2016

Argumentation Mining In Parliamentary Discourse, Nona Naderi

OSSA Conference Archive

In parliamentary discourse, politicians expound their beliefs and goals through argumentation, and, to persuade the audience, they communicate their values by highlighting some aspect of an issue, an action which is commonly known as framing. The choices of frames are typically dependent upon the speaker’s ideology.

In this proposed doctoral work, we will computationally analyze framing strategies and present a model for discovering the latent structure of framing of real-world issues in Canadian parliamentary discourse.


Julia Johnson For Wku Staff Council, Julia Johnson May 2016

Julia Johnson For Wku Staff Council, Julia Johnson

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Julia Johnson.


Katie Muchmore For Wku Staff Council, Katie Muchmore May 2016

Katie Muchmore For Wku Staff Council, Katie Muchmore

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Katie Muchmore.


Cindy Wedding For Wku Staff Council, Cynthia Wedding May 2016

Cindy Wedding For Wku Staff Council, Cynthia Wedding

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Cynthia Wedding.


Hannah Digges-Elliott For Wku Staff Council, Hannah Digges-Elliott May 2016

Hannah Digges-Elliott For Wku Staff Council, Hannah Digges-Elliott

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Hannah Digges-Elliott.


Connie Spears For Wku Staff Council, Connie Spears May 2016

Connie Spears For Wku Staff Council, Connie Spears

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Connie Spears.


Martha Basham For Wku Staff Council, Martha Basham May 2016

Martha Basham For Wku Staff Council, Martha Basham

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Martha Basham.


Greg Hackbarth For Wku Staff Council, Greg Hackbarth May 2016

Greg Hackbarth For Wku Staff Council, Greg Hackbarth

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Greg Hackbarth.


Jo Ellen Scruggs For Wku Staff Council, Jo Ellen Scruggs May 2016

Jo Ellen Scruggs For Wku Staff Council, Jo Ellen Scruggs

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Jo Ellen Scruggs.


Matt Davis For Wku Staff Council, Matthew Davis May 2016

Matt Davis For Wku Staff Council, Matthew Davis

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Matt Davis.


Mary Taylor For Wku Staff Council, Mary Taylor May 2016

Mary Taylor For Wku Staff Council, Mary Taylor

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Mary Taylor.


Theresa Clark For Wku Staff Council, Theresa Clark May 2016

Theresa Clark For Wku Staff Council, Theresa Clark

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Theresa Clark.


Vietnamese Contract Workers In The East German Republic, Sean W. Hough Apr 2016

Vietnamese Contract Workers In The East German Republic, Sean W. Hough

Celebration

This paper will analyze the historical and cultural conditions that affected how the German Democratic Republic treated one of its largest minority groups, the Vietnamese. During the height of the Cold War and as Decolonization reached its peak phase in the 1960s and 70s, these two factors pushed the GDR and Vietnam closer, which resulted in an exchange in workers. Contract Workers were brought to the GDR to work in an environment "united in socialist solidarity." However, despite this rhetoric, age-old racism, xenophobia, and Orientalism still infiltrated the so called "Socialist Paradise," as the GDR was often called by its ...