Adrian, MI, United States
Adrian, MI, United States

Adrian College is a private, co-educational liberal arts college conferring Bachelor's degrees in 40 academic majors and programs. The college is located in the city of Adrian, Michigan, a drive of approximately 45 minutes northwest of Toledo, Ohio, or 45 minutes southwest of Ann Arbor or 90 minutes southwest of Detroit. The 100 acre campus contains newly constructed facilities along with historic buildings. The collegefeatures a variety of athletic programs as well as a theatre department. Adrian College is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in the United States. The fall 2010 enrollment was 1,654 students. The student center is Caine. Wikipedia.

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News Article | May 13, 2017

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The FBI Agents Association (FBIAA), representing over 13,000 active duty and retired Agents, urges President Donald Trump to nominate former House Intelligence Committee Chairman and FBI Special Agent Mike Rogers to serve as the next Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). "Chairman Rogers exemplifies the principles that should be possessed by the next FBI Director,” said FBIAA President Thomas F. O’Connor. “It is essential that the next FBI Director understand the details of how Agents do their important work. Mike Rogers’ background as a Special Agent, veteran of the armed forces and former member of Congress sets him apart as someone capable of confronting the wide array of challenges facing our help ensure that the Bureau remains the world’s premiere law enforcement agency. “Rogers’ unique and diverse experience will allow him to effectively lead the men and women of the Bureau as we work to protect our country from criminal and terrorist threats,” said O’Connor. “During his time in Congress he showed a commitment to confronting threats to our country in a nonpartisan and collaborative manner.” O’Connor set forth principles for the selection of a new Director that are supported by the thousands of FBIAA-member Agents across the country. The four principles include: “Agents are essential to the Bureau’s primary mission of protecting our country from a wide array of threats ranging from street gangs and mortgage fraud to cyber-espionage and foreign and domestic terrorists,” said O’Connor. “The next Director must remain committed to the centrality of the Special Agent to the Bureau's mission.” “Although then-Special Agent Rogers left the FBI in 1995 to start his political career, he has never forgotten the men and women of the Bureau and was a champion for Agents during his Congressional career, said O’Connor. Chairman Rogers (R-MI) served in the House of Representatives from 2001 to 2104 and as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee from 2011 to 2014. A 1985 graduate of Adrian College, he was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at the University of Michigan, and then served as a FBI Special Agent before being elected to the Michigan Senate in 1995. The FBIAA is a professional association with a membership of more than 13,000 active and retired agents nationwide. The FBIAA was founded over three decades ago in response to the growing recognition that agents needed to join together in order to protect and advance the interests of agents both within the Bureau, as well as in the public domain. The FBIAA works diligently to promote and facilitate the intelligent, skillful, and efficient discharge of the professional duties of all FBI agents. The Association works hard to advance and safeguard the careers, economic interests, conditions of employment, and welfare of active and retired FBI agents. For additional information, visit the FBIAA website at Follow FBIAA on Twitter @FBIAgentsAssoc.

Zito G.,Colorado School of Mines | Hanson S.L.,Adrian College
Canadian Mineralogist | Year: 2017

A miarolitic cavity in a pegmatite in Cheyenne Canyon, El Paso Co., Colorado has an unusual mineral assemblage that includes epitaxial genthelvite overgrowths on danalite cores. The cavity was lined with white microcline crystals with clear epitaxial albite overgrowths, small clear to slightly smoky quartz crystals, micas completely altered to sericite, and fluorite up to 10 cm in size. In addition to the genthelvite/danalite, accessory columbite-(Fe), ilmenite, and bastnäsite-(Ce) are present. Latestage trivalent iron minerals, generally goethite, coat the feldspar, quartz, and sericite. This mineral assemblage is, in part, the result of the alkaline nature of the melt that leads to the formation of helvine-group minerals rather than beryl. The epitaxial overgrowths of genthelvite on danalite are particularly unusual because these two minerals do not coexist in equilibrium, and thus record changing conditions in the miarolitic cavity. Decreasing fS2 from the early to late pocket forming stage resulted in the change from danalite to genthelvite crystallization. Increasing fO2 is indicated by both the cessation of danalite crystallization as well as the change in crystallizing oxide phases, from siderite to hematite to ''limonite.'' Compositional changes in the late stage fluid include a decrease in trace element abundances as well as an increase in Fe/Mn ratios. This increase is indicated by the change from earlier-formed red genthelvite overgrowths with Fe > Mn as compared to the more Fedepleted late stage beige genthelvite coatings on exposed danalite faces. In the final stages of mineralization, an extremely latestage fluid may have altered the final mineral assemblage to produce an outer genthelvite rind that is enriched in trace elements. The mineral assemblage in this small pegmatite pocket in Cheyenne Canyon illustrates that variability in fluid composition in small pegmatite systems can be as complex as those in larger pegmatite systems.

News Article | November 3, 2016

Automatic Feed Company, a world-class designer and manufacturer of coil handling and press feeding automation solutions, has announced a series of promotions and appointments. Each of the newly appointed executives are highly qualified, previous employees of Automatic Feed. Effective October 4, 2016, Automatic Feed’s new management team is comprised of: A privately-held company originally established in 1949, Automatic Feed is owned by the Peter Beck family. The company has maintained its financial health by forging joint venture and technology partnerships to expand its capability into new markets. Its ongoing growth is due to solid OEM and Tier supplier relationships, extensive reinvestment, international business development and good labor relations. Across the industry, Automatic Feed is recognized for its financial stability and world-class technology and service, with global sales in China, Germany, Mexico, Japan and the United States. Automatic Feed Company provides turnkey capability including design and build, as well as 24-hour service. For more information on its coil processing and press-room automation solutions, visit Peter Beck, Chief Executive Office Beck, owner and CEO, started his career at Automatic Feed as a parts coordinator, working his way up to fabrication supervisor and service and repair manager until joining the executive management team in 1983. As chief executive officer, along with the president and vice president, he is responsible for guiding and supporting the company’s short- and long-term goals. He has received recognition as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and been integral to the company earning the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting, and Regional Growth Partnership Partner Award to name a few. For the past nine years, he has served as the chairman of the Northwest State Community College Foundation, where he studied electro-mechanical technology. Nathan Weaks, President Weaks joined Automatic Feed 31 years ago where he was appointed treasurer in 1987 and a director of the company in 2003. He has a BA in economics and religion from Adrian College, an MBA in market research from the University of Toledo and is a certified management accountant. He has presented at over 100 conferences on the topics of foreign trade financing, implementation of software systems and economic forecasts. Weaks has served as high school economics consultant for Junior Achievement, as Ohio’s School-to Work Region 2 Chairman and is currently finance chair of the Northwest State Community College Foundation and is on the AMT Financial Issues Committee in Washington DC. Krista Gerken, Chief Financial Officer Gerken joined Automatic Feed 19 years ago. She was hired as a staff accountant and was appointed controller in 2007. She is a certified public accountant with a BS in accounting from Hillsdale College and a Master’s in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University. Gerken is a member of the Ohio Society of CPA’s and the American Institute of CPA’s. Jeffry Stover, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Stover joined Automatic Feed in 2009 as director of sales, after working with Automatic Feed’s affiliate High Precision Technology since 2001. He has worked in the manufacturing field since 1982, providing him extensive experience in fab shop management, sales and project management with extensive knowledge of machine tools. He has Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toledo.

Davidsen J.M.,Johns Hopkins University | Bartley D.M.,Johns Hopkins University | Bartley D.M.,Adrian College | Townsend C.A.,Johns Hopkins University
Journal of the American Chemical Society | Year: 2013

Nocardicin A is a monocyclic β-lactam isolated from the actinomycete Nocardia uniformis that shows moderate antibiotic activity against a broad spectrum of Gram-negative bacteria. The monobactams are of renewed interest due to emerging Gram-negative strains resistant to clinically available penicillins and cephalosporins. Like isopenicillin N, nocardicin A has a tripeptide core of non-ribosomal origin. Paradoxically, the nocardicin A gene cluster encodes two non-ribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPSs), NocA and NocB, predicted to encode five modules pointing to a pentapeptide precursor in nocardicin A biosynthesis, unless module skipping or other nonlinear reactions are occurring. Previous radiochemical incorporation experiments and bioinformatic analyses predict the incorporation of p-hydroxy-l-phenylglycine (l-pHPG) into positions 1, 3, and 5 and l-serine into position 4. No prediction could be made for position 2. Multidomain constructs of each module were heterologous expressed in Escherichia coli for determination of the adenylation domain (A-domain) substrate specificity using the ATP/PPi exchange assay. Three of the five A-domains, from modules 1, 2, and 4, required the addition of stoichiometric amounts of MbtH family protein NocI to detect exchange activity. On the basis of these analyses, the predicted product of the NocA and NocB NRPSs is l-pHPG-l-Arg-d-pHPG-l-Ser- l-pHPG, a pentapeptide. Despite being flanked by non-proteinogenic amino acids, proteolysis of this pentapeptide by trypsin yields two fragments from cleavage at the C terminus of the l-Arg residue. Thus, a proteolytic step is likely involved in the biosynthesis of nocardicin A, a rare but precedented editing event in the formation of non-ribosomal natural products that is supported by the identification of trypsin-encoding genes in N. uniformis. © 2013 American Chemical Society.

Thompson G.B.,Adrian College | Morrison N.D.,University of Toledo
Astronomical Journal | Year: 2013

We present the results of a time series analysis of 130 échelle spectra of ε Ori (B0 Ia), acquired over seven observing seasons between 1998 and 2006 at Ritter Observatory. The equivalent widths of Hα (net) and He I λ5876 were measured and radial velocities were obtained from the central absorption of He I λ5876. Temporal variance spectra (TVS) revealed significant wind variability in both Hα and He I λ5876. The He I TVS have a double-peaked profile consistent with radial velocity oscillations. A periodicity search was carried out on the equivalent width and radial velocity data, as well as on wavelength-binned spectra. This analysis has revealed several periods in the variability with timescales of two to seven days. Many of these periods exhibit sinusoidal modulation in the associated phase diagrams. Several of these periods were present in both Hα and He I, indicating a possible connection between the wind and the photosphere. Due to the harmonic nature of these periods, stellar pulsations may be the origin of some of the observed variability. Periods on the order of the rotational period were also detected in the He I line in the 1998-1999 season and in both lines during the 2004-2005 season. These periods may indicate rotational modulation due to structure in the wind. © 2013. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Schantz M.M.,U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology | McGaw E.,U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology | McGaw E.,Adrian College | Wise S.A.,U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology
Analytical Chemistry | Year: 2012

Four particulate matter Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) available from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) were used to evaluate the effect of solvent, number of static cycles and static times, pressure, and temperature when using pressurized liquid extraction (PLE) for the extraction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and nitrated-PAHs. The four materials used in the study were SRM 1648a Urban Particulate Matter, SRM 1649b Urban Dust, SRM 1650b Diesel Particulate Matter, and SRM 2975 Diesel Particulate Matter (Industrial Forklift). The results from the study indicate that the choice of solvent, dichloromethane compared to toluene and toluene/methanol mixtures, had little effect on the extraction efficiency. With three to five extraction cycles, increasing the extraction time for each cycle from 5 to 30 min had no significant effect on the extraction efficiency. The differences in extraction efficiency were not significant (with over 95% of the differences being <10%) when the pressure was increased from 13.8 to 20.7 MPa. The largest increase in extraction efficiency occurred for selected PAHs when the temperature of extraction was increased from 100 to 200 °C. At 200 °C naphthalene, biphenyl, fluorene, dibenzothiophene, and anthracene show substantially higher mass fractions (>30%) than when extracted at 100 °C in all the SRMs studied. For SRM 2975, large increases (>100%) are also observed for some other PAHs including benz[a]anthracene, benzo[k]fluoranthene, benzo[e]pyrene, benzo[a]pyrene, benzo[ghi]perylene, and benzo[b]chrysene when extracted at the higher temperatures; however, similar trends were not observed for the other diesel particulate sample, SRM 1650b. The results are discussed in relation to the use of the SRMs for evaluating analytical methods. © This article not subject to U.S. Copyright. Published 2012 by the American Chemical Society.

Eutarsopolipus americanus sp. nov. (Acari: Podapolipidae), subelytral, haemolymph-feeding parasite of Chlaenius praesinus Dejean 1826 (Coleoptera: Carabidae), is described from Oceana County, Michigan and Adair and St. Louis Counties, Missouri. Relationships with 17 previously described species in the myzus group of Eutarsopolipus are discussed. Species in the myzus group parasitize beetle species of the genera Chlaenius, Poecilus, Scarites and Diplocheila. Eutarsopolipus americanus is the first species in the Western Hemisphere in the myzus group with adult females with stylets exceeding 80 micrometers. © 2013 Systematic & Applied Acarology Society.

Husband R.W.,Adrian College | Kurosa K.,Nishi Ikebukuro 5 21 15
Systematic and Applied Acarology | Year: 2013

Eutarsopolipus asiaticus sp. nov. (Acari: Podapolipidae), subelytral parasite of Chlaenius costiger Chaudoir (Coleoptera: Carabidae), is described from Japan. Relationships with 18 previously described species in the myzus group of Eutarsopolipus are discussed and keys are provided to species in the myzus group. This is the first record of Eutarsopolipus in the myzus group in Japan and represents a subgroup of species in the myzus group with cheliceral stylets 90 micrometers or longer. © 2013 Systematic & Applied Acarology Society.

Podapolipus kurosai spec. nov. (Acari: Podapolipidae) is described, illustrated and compared with related Podapolipus species from Orthoptera and Blattodea. Podapolipus kurosai is a subpronotal parasite of the pigmy grasshopper Phloeonotus humilis Gerstaecker collected in Swaziland, Southern Africa. This is the first record of a podapolipid mite from Tetrigidae. © 2011 Systematic & Applied Acarology Society.

Husband R.W.,Adrian College | Husband D.O.,346 Jamacha
Systematic and Applied Acarology | Year: 2012

Eutarsopolipus jacobi sp. nov. (Acari: Podapolipidae), subelytral parasite of Diplocheila impressicollis Dejean (Coleoptera: Carabidae), is described from Washtenaw and Huron Counties, Michigan, U.S.A. Relationships with 13 previously described species in the myzus group of Eutarsopolipus are discussed and keys are provided to six species in the myzus group in the Western Hemisphere. This is the first record of a species in the myzus group parasitizing the carabid genus Diplocheila in the Western Hemisphere. © 2012 Systematic & Applied Acarology Society.

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