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Contemporary Rural Social Work Journal

ISSN 2165-4611

Authors, please send new submissions through this website, using the Submit Article link on the left.

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Jackson Purchase Historical Society

In 1958, a group of amateur historians met in Murray, Kentucky and formed the Jackson Purchase Historical Society to promote interest, study, and preservation of the regional history of the territory encompassed in the Chickasaw Purchase of 1818. The treaty of 1818 with the Chickasaw was negotiated for the U.S. Government by Andrew Jackson (before he was president) and for the Chickasaw Nation by Levi Colbert and family. This land in far western Kentucky (bounded by the Ohio River on the north, the Mississippi River on the west, the Tennessee state boundary on the south and the Tennessee River on the east) is called the Jackson Purchase to commemorate Jackson’s efforts in obtaining this land for the U.S. The territory exchanged by the Chickasaw Purchase of 1818, however, extended southward as far as the northern part of the present state of Mississippi.

The region of primary interest to the Jackson Purchase Historical Society includes the present day counties of Ballard, Carlisle, Calloway, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall, and McCracken in Kentucky and Henry, Lake, Obion, and Weakley in Tennessee. However, being historians, the Society’s interest in the general heritage of this region extends to bordering counties also.

Initially, faculty from Murray State University took leadership roles in the organization. Drs. Frank Steeley, Hunter Hancock, Ray Mofield, and Glenn C. Wilcox and his wife Helen, William Wilson and Margaret Heath proved to be the core of the organization. As time passed, the organization began to shift its focus. West Kentucky Community and Technical College and the University of Tennessee at Martin stepped forward to continue the mission of the group. Today, the membership is comprised of all sorts of individuals from teachers to professors to retirees to all those who simply have a love of history and a love of the Jackson Purchase area.

The Jackson Purchase Historical Society Journal, which first appeared in 1973 under the leadership of its founder, Dr. Glenn Wilcox, has continued to thrive because of the dedication of the editors who have followed him. We owe much to his leadership and vision and the technical editor, Helen Wilcox.

The purpose of this site is to continue the tradition of furthering the publication of our area’s history and broadening our readership to those around us.

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Journal of Agricultural Hemp Research

ISSN 2688-5182

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The Journal of Agricultural Hemp Research is a forum for scholarly, original, and creative work on the economics of hemp, scientific and technological advancement in the production of hemp, plant and soil science work in hemp, rural and community development as it relates to this industry, and the implications for management of natural resources and the environment.

Papers should relate to one of these areas, should have a problem orientation, and should demonstrate originality and innovation in analysis, methods, or application.

Analyses of problems pertinent to research practices, extension, and teaching are equally encouraged. All articles published, regardless of their nature, will be held to the same set of scholarly standards.

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Learn more by reading about the Journal.

Kentucky Teacher Education Journal: The Journal of the Teacher Education Division of the Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children

Kentucky Teacher Education Journal

The purpose of the Kentucky Teacher Education Journal (KTEJ) is to provide a forum for the dissemination of original research, critical issues, information and ideas concerning teacher preparation to advance instruction for educators of exceptional and gifted children, for a positive impact on the education of students with and without disabilities. This journal has a focus of national, regional and state perspectives and research related to teacher education issues in special education and gifted education.

Call for Proposals

Kentucky Teacher Education Journal (KETJ)
Kentucky Research to Practice:
Special Edition
KEEP Summit 2021

The Kentucky Teacher Education Division (TED) of the International Council for Exceptional Children is planning to publish a special edition of our online, refereed journal, KTEJ, KEEP Summit 2021. KTEJ seeks faculty proposals for articles that promote original research ideas related to teaching from the KEEP Summit 2021 discussing excellence in student learning. Proposals are due by June 30, 2021.

The Kentucky Teacher Education Division (TED) of the International Council for Exceptional Children invites proposals from Kentucky presenters with original research from any of the virtual conferences presented at the KEEP Summit 2021 regarding any educational topic and how it has influenced your teaching, any innovative teaching ideas you have regarding reaching and teaching our students with disabilities through the virtual modalities, and meeting our students needs’ with our new normal.

Questions may be addressed to Dr. Jamie Mahoney at ; editor of the KEEP 2021 special edition.

Read the full CFP at this link.

ORCA Travel & Research Grants (The Office of Research and Creative Activity)

The Office of Research and Creative Activity is pleased to announce the return of Research and Travel Grants for our students, mentored by faculty members, working on research or creative activity beyond the classroom.

Proposal acceptance for the 2020-2021 academic year opened August 10, 2020 and closed on Friday, April 16, 2021.

Before you begin your submissions on this Digital Commons page, be sure to download and complete either the Travel Grant form (click to access) or the Research Grant form (click to access). Once the appropriate document is completed, submit it to this page by going to "Author Corner" in the left sidebar and clicking on "Submit Research and Travel Grant Application."

Accepted award funding information will be displayed on this page, including the student's name, faculty mentor name, and a brief student-submitted abstract or summary of the research or creative activity. Read more about the grants here.


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Steeplechase: An ORCA Student Journal (The Office of Research and Creative Activity)

ISSN 2572-388X

Steeplechase is a semi-annual digital publication showcasing the research and creative activity of Murray State University undergraduate and graduate students. This open-access journal features works across all disciplines. It includes theses, dissertations, and general research papers, some of which have been presented at the University’s Scholars Week and Posters-at-the-Capitol event. Select articles feature multimedia elements, including interviews with students concerning their experiences with the research and creative process. Steeplechase is edited by both faculty and undergraduate students in conjunction with Murray State University’s Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA).

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