• Jacob and Joseph as Character Names in Modern Literature

      Brown, Russell E. (2014-10-16)
      The names Jacob and Joseph are of Hebrew origin; they appear often in both the Old and New Testaments and have inspired innumerable names, both actual and literary, throughout the history of Jews and Christians.
    • JAKE QUEST: MFA Thesis - Sculpture

      Demenkoff, Jake (2018-05)
      Objects made by humans contain within them human characteristics. For example, chairs, like people, have legs, arms, backs, feet. Bottles have necks. Clocks have hands. People and the objects we make are unified by a common design language. What started as separate interests in industrial design, furniture making, and the human condition merged to form my practice. Humor is also a critical part of my work. A combination of strict proportions, abrupt transitions, and juxtaposition of objects and form make for a quirky sort of tension. Working with wood, as well as incorporating everyday objects and materials, I create silly, yet somewhat serious, anthropomorphic, furniture-like, autobiographical figures.
    • James Gustavus Whiteley: The Lost Agent of King Leopold II

      Broida, Jonathan; The College at Brockport (2016-12-01)
    • Jamie’s Italian ice business plan

      Ericksen, Jamie (2020-05)
      Italian ices is a popular frozen dessert that is not yet offered in the town of New Paltz. This document outlines a business plan to sell Italian ices by day and a frozen alcoholic treat by night. This product will be distributed from a push cart located in the heart of New Paltz. Through data, research, and my own personal findings, a complete breakdown of the company is discussed in detail. This breakdown includes the company overview, the marketing and management plan, the financial plan, and everything in between to realistically start this business venture. The purpose of this establishment will be to accommodate a frozen dessert to customers with dietary restrictions as well as bring an American staple to the Hudson Valley.
    • Jennifer Dayton's Goldberg Journal January 2014

      Dayton, Jennifer; The College at Brockport (2014-04-01)
      In this journal Glen S. Goldberg Scholarship Winner Jennifer Dayton shares her internship at the Jacob's Pillow International Dance Festival in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts during the Spring 2014 semester.
    • Jeopardy Powerpoint Game

      Koch, Scott; The College at Brockport (2004-12-19)
      This is a project that I modified to fit my needs. It can be easily modified, and is a good way to squeeze in some differentiated instruction. Have fun!
    • Jewelry by Accident: MFA Thesis - Metal

      Ma, Cong (2017-05)
          I investigate the relationship between body, object, and action. My understanding of jewelry is not limited to adornment; my work explores the idea of “jewelry by accident”. I open the freezer, and an ice cube adheres to my index finger: could the ice cube be considered an accessory? I ask the audience to rethink the purpose of jewelry.      Literature, German Expressionism, and absurdist drama inform my inspirations. I observe people’s behavior and actions, creating objects from unusual situations that capture fleeting moments from daily life.
    • Jigsaw 2015 Complete Volume

      The College at Brockport (2015-05-01)
    • Jihad and American Education: An Examination of Textbook Inclusion

      Bourne, Michael W.; The College at Brockport (2010-07-01)
      This study investigates what impact has the American educational system had in conveying the religious ideals of Islam within high school classrooms and has classroom discussions dealing with the societal profiles of Muslims been proactive or passive in dealing with this controversial issue? The method in which traditional American scholarly mindsets have approached the Islamic religion in education is explored and compared to relatively recent conceptions of Muslims within American schools in order to shed light on an interesting modern topic with immense historical background. Finally, a professional development presentation, designed to show societal impact of nationalistic bias of textbook information on generational attitudes. The responsibilities to teachers to go beyond the textbook on debatable subject content in order to give students the tools they need to make educational approaches to topics is stressed.
    • Jill Diddario Goldberg Journal Summer 2014

      Diddario, Jill; The College at Brockport (2014-07-01)
      In this journal Glen S. Goldberg Scholarship Winner Jill Diddario shares her internship in Mexico during the Summer 2014 semester.
    • Job satisfaction for campus recreation professionals within NIRSA institutions

      Stier, William F.; Schneider, Robert C.; Kampf, Stephen; Gaskins, Brady P.; Bowling Green State University - Main Campus; The College at Brockport (2010-01-01)
      An international investigation was conducted to determine the overall job satisfaction of college campus recreation employees who are members of the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA). Demographic information was gathered to provide statistical analysis based on (a) region; (b) size of school; (c) private versus public; (d) four-year versus two-year schools; (e) rural, suburban, and urban location; (f) years in the profession; and (g) reporting structure. The following work related areas were examined to determine if NIRSA members were satisfied with their job environment: (a) personal/individual satisfaction, (b) staffing and organizational structure, (c) financial support, (d) salary and professional development, (e) department and individual expectations, (f) campus recreation facilities, and (g) campus collaboration and communication. The study found that overall the respondents indicated they were satisfied with their job situation/ environment with greater satisfaction being shown by those with loftier job titles when compared with those with lesser job titles. Differences in job satisfaction were noted in terms of (a) supervisor’s expectations of them, salary, and hours worked (based on amount of experience); (b) salary (based on title held); (c) budget allocation (based on reporting structure); and (d) a desire to leave their present position/ job (in terms of job title held, experience/length of service and reporting structure).
    • John Donne: The Sacramentality of Sex

      Fuller, Kyle; The College at Brockport (2013-04-08)
      The presentation examines Donne's use of erotic imagery and sexual language as a means to convey a deeper spiritual meaning and religious experience in his poetry. Specifically, the paper focuses on the relationship between the body and soul and how reciprocated, mutual, 'true love', is attained through the combination of the two. In much of his work, Donne depicts love through a sacramental lens, making it more than an emotion, but a means to forming a connection with the divine. This duality between the physical and the spiritual is particularly evident in his secular works, The Flea, The Extasie, and Aire and Angels, as well as in his Divine Poems, particularly Holy Sonnet XIII. These works express Donne's belief in the earthly body as a necessary component for love, and its capabilities of drawing one closer to God. Thus, he suggests that carnal lust and a love of the Lord are not two completely contradictory notions.
    • John Steinbeck's Hispanic Character Names

      Yarmus, Marcia D.; John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY (2014-10-20)
    • John Steinbeck's Hispanic Onomastic Interests in The Log From the Sea of Cortez and East of Eden

      Yarmus, Marcia D.; John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY (2014-10-16)
    • Jose Lopez Heredia's Milagro en el Bronx y Otros Cuentos: An Onomastic Approximation

      Finke, Wayne H.; Baruch College, City University of New York (2014-10-16)
    • Journal Writing: Taking Math Instruction to the Next Level

      Van Voorst, Conrad; Gianvecchio, Anthony; The College at Brockport (2009-12-01)
      In the last two decades literacy has been the focus across all content areas, including mathematics, allowing students to demonstrate their thinking processes and understanding. The purpose of this qualitative study was to discover if journal writing in math improves middle school students' ability to gain a greater understanding of the processes involved in mathematical reasoning. Students in an eighth grade math class in a suburban middle school in Western New York completed journal entries at the start of a new unit to discern knowledge of the topic. The conclusions imply that journal writing aids in student mathematical learning. Math journals not only help instructors in understanding students' feelings, but also help students demonstrate their mathematical thinking processes and understanding.
    • Journaling as an Assessment Option

      James, Alisa; The College at Brockport (2005-09-01)
      Assessment refers to a variety of tasks and settings where students are given opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge, skill, understanding, and application of content in a context that allows for continued learning and growth ISiedentop & Tannehill, 2000). A number of different types of assessments can be used to evaluate student learning and growth including teacher, peer, and self-evaluations using tools such as checklists and rubrics. Student journals are a specific assessment tool teachers can use to examine student learning in the affective and cognitive domains. Journaling also provides a nonthreatening venue for students to communicate their knowledge and feelings about physical education. This article examines the use of student journals as an assessment tool in physical education.
    • Joyce Cary's Onomastic "Orchestration": Name, Symbol, and Theme in The Horse's Mouth

      Kelley Stamm, Ramona (2014-10-16)
      Like many of his literary contemporaries, Joyce Cary maintains a more than superficial interest in the power of the word. Many modernist writers share with him an ambivalent attitude toward the word. To some degree, they hold the belief that words are worn out, obsolete, or otherwise inadequate to express the concerns of the twentieth century. On one hand, they are dissatisfied with the word, but on the other, they are forced to contend with the word as the only means of expression they have, yet many of them eventually come to see the word as still being capable of working transformations on both individuals and the world. Cary, too, recognizes and deplores the predicament of the literary artist who is compelled to use inadequate and vague language, and he expresses interest in his fellow artists' literary experiments.1 He wants his readers to enter into the fictive world as completely as possible, but he realizes that the very form of his craft works against this. He believes that all writers feel the limitations of language when they are "struggling to express an intuition of life which transcends any possible symbolic form" (Art and Reality 152). Many of his contemporaries attempt to change the world by changing the language and by engaging in radical and experimental forms, but Cary uses a more conventional artistic expression. He attempts to recharge, to revitalize words, but he insists that the continuity of the reader's experience should not be hampered by the artist's method of presentation. In order to accomplish his artistic goals, Cary employs names as symbols in The Horse's Mouth.
    • Judgements of cross-sex infidelity responses as a component of mating intelligence

      Johnson, John D. (2007-04-26)
      Mating Intelligence (MI; (Geher, 2005) is operationally defined as the ability to correctly guess the mating relevant thoughts of mates or potential mates. This study focuses on one specific aspect of MI, known as infidelity mating intelligence. Infidelity mating intelligence or IMI is defined as the ability to make accurate predictions regarding what members of the opposite sex will judge as most distressing when faced with a variety of infidelity situations. Four-hundred-eighty-one participants (152 males and 329 females) participated in this research. Participants were asked to judge what types of infidelity they themselves felt would be more distressing in an intimate relationship. Participants were also asked to act as other-raters (make predictions about what types of infidelity they thought the opposite gender would identify as being more distressing in intimate relationships). All participants were also tested on several other mating intelligence (MI) variables as well as on several criterion variables. Infidelity mating intelligence (IMI) was significantly positively correlated with cognitive and emotional intelligence for females and cognitive intelligence for males. It was also found that males tended to report being more distressed by a mate’s sexual infidelity and females tended to report being more distressed over a mate’s emotional infidelity. Additionally, some interesting post hoc findings were found. Males and females differed in their overall responses to infidelity in systematic ways. Males tended to overestimate the degree to which females would choose emotional infidelity as more distressing based on Chi Square analysis. This is a stereotypical response of males according to research. Males assume that females will be more stressed by emotional aspects of infidelity to a greater extent than females typically are. Females tended to also overestimate the degree to which males would choose emotional infidelity as more distressing based on Chi Square analysis. In other words, females tended to show social projection when judging responses of men, meaning that females think that males would think more like females do when making judgments regarding infidelity. Implications for research in this area are discussed.
    • A Jumbie journey: MFA Thesis - Photography and Related Media

      France, Jauzzle R. (2021-06)
      In the Caribbean, the Jumbie is a mischievous, mythical, ghost-like creature known for possession and other physical disturbances. Thought to be the souls of someone who has lived a violent life or died a violent death, practices such as exorcisms and prayer are performed in hopes of capturing and banishing these presences from their victims’ lives. The Jumbie's goal is not to harm or kill but to cause mischief and mayhem. Ever since I moved to the United States of America for college from the Caribbean, I have noticed a decline in my mental health. In my culture people reacted to mental health the same way they responded to the Jumbie, as a demonic possession that, according to them, could only be fixed through prayer. Once I became aware of that comparison, I began working on A Jumbie Quilt and Are You Seeing Jumbie, a children’s book that follows a girl, who discovers she has a Jumbie and takes account of how she moves forward with learning to live with it. In both of these projects, I use photography, digital collage, and fabric to explore what it means to preserve a hybrid identity while recounting the impact living in another country has had on my mental health. The quilt and the book serve as documentation of my relationship with the Jumbie and how we have grown from being strangers to becoming familiar with one another, I wish to create a dissonance that mimics the turmoil I feel as a person caught in between cultures and grasping for solace while battling an unknown foe.