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    Avoiding the Attic
    (2012-08-22) Berry, Chet G.
    In this paper I will propose a different process and offering than is presently offered within traditional seminary training. I am not proposing replacement of theological training, but do propose that theological adherence alone will not offer the advances in leadership training that is necessary for a quickly changing American context. I will entertain this specific challenge. How can Saint Mary of the Woods College serve to address teh many leadership challenges of the faith community while building upon the historical legacy of spiritual leadership preparation programs of years past...specifically addressing the elimination of the Pastoral Theology Masters program. I will propose the adoption and implementation of a Faith-Based Leadership Program for Saint Mary of the Woods College with recognition of diverse geographic opportunities that my research will support.
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    Global Leadership Traits: The Emerging Passport to Future Business Strategy
    (2012-08-22) Sanders, Bridgette D.
    The purpose of this study is to identify those leadership traits that are crucial for developing the emerging global leader and to determine how factors such as technology, globalization and geographical context play a part in defining those traits. This leader is important because he is at the helm of emerging business all over the world. In essence, the collective traits this leader possesses will be considered the "passport" to future business strategy. The rapid speed of technology and globalization has drastically altered how business is performed and markets are created. Those leaders, who intend to have success in this shrinking world, must possess the traits that will allow them to do so. In addition, this research examines how the geographical context of these traits plays a role in leadership from a cross-cultural perspective by considering cultural factors of major countries such as: China, India, Greece, Spain, United States, Africa, South Korea, Japan and Germany, in order to see what the global leader looks like in those countries. These countries all have myriad economic, geographical and political factors that provide global impact important to research. Finally, this study will provide a cross-sectional review and analysis of the current literature and research in this field.
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    HauteHope: Terre Haute's Community Restaurant
    (2012-08-25) Richey, Courtney
    Terre Haute, Indiana suffers from issues caused by economic factors such as unemployment and underemployment. One of the by-products of the poor economic condition is residents not having quality meals in times of need. Tene Haute has food banks such as Catliolic Cliarities, Providence Pantry and the Liglithouse Mission as well as food assistance programs such as food stamps. Still, there is a specific population that goes untouched, the "working poor". According to tlie National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH), working poor is defined as people who work at least half the year yet still fall at or below the federal poverty line (National Alliance to End Homelessness, 2010). It is reasonable to believe that even though there is a need, many of these families are reluctant to go to a food pantry for help and may fall slightly above tlie food stamp income guideline, forcing them to make tough decisions at meal time. The issue of hunger and food insecurity can lead to many disadvantages to the city of Terre Haute. The commumuiity has the opportunity to produce an innovative solution to this issue; a nonprofit restaurant. The nonprofit restaurant model has been implemented in larger areas with moderate success. This research will demonstrate that the nonprofit restaurant model, providing quality food in a quality atmosphere yet allowing the consumer to pay what they can afford will help address the hunger issue the Terre Haute community faces.
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    Moe's Welding, LLC Business Plan
    (2012-08-25) Mosier, Lindsey
    Moe's Welding, LLC (MW) delivers portable MIG and ARC welding services; providing 24 hour professional welding to individuals and businesses seeking welding services throughout Indiana. Our clients are traditional farmers, artistic hobbyist, businesses (mines, tractor restoration shops, vehicle/motorcycle modification shops, wind energy farm owners, bowling alleys, etc...), and the everyday steel product consumer. Welding is an essential function of the U.S. Domestic Product. While there are currently four identified competitors within the local welding industry only one offers similar repair opportunities and that welding servicer does not offer 24 hour availability nor does it boast certification of all employed welders. Jeremiah Mosier, Owner of Moe's Welding, LLC is proud to have received and continually maintain American Welding Society Certification. Moe's Welding, LLC's marketing strategy and budgeting will be instrumental to the potential success of this company. The management of Moe's Welding, LLC will be executed by the MW managing partner, Lindsey Mosier who will complete a Master's degree in Leadership Development with a focus in Organizational Leadership in September 2012. Lindsey also possesses approximately 9 years of professional service sales experience. Both Lindsey and Jeremiah's grandfathers were fairly successful entrepreneurs in different service driven industries. Together, the owner and managing partner have invested approximately $9,000 to establish the foundation for this start-up company. At this time, they are not seeking to receive any financing but will continue to examine financing needs as the business develops. Already, Moe's Welding, LLC has partnerships with an Indiana logging company and has received individual welding job requests. The flexibility and affordability of MW services to individuals and business owners will appeal to those seeking welding services.
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    Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy: An After-School Program Proposal for the Local Youth
    (2012-08-22) Purdy, Morgyn
    The Academy of the Sacred Heart is located in Grand Coteau, LA, which is a very small rural town in southern Louisiana. The Academy of the Sacred Heart houses an equestrian program that is part of the curriculum for the girls Academy and this program has shown many positive results for the children that participate. An equine facilitated psychotherapy program incorporates all the aspects of animal assisted therapy while providing an experiential experience for the clients. This results in many positive benefits for both the professionals and the clients. An after-school equine facilitated psychotherapy program would provide many positive benefits for local children who are suffering with anything from problems at home to social interaction problems to behavioral problems at schools. The Academy of the Sacred Heart Equestrian Center would provide the foundation for this program to begin within the local community.