Lawton, OK, United States
Lawton, OK, United States

Cameron University is a four-year, state-funded university located in Lawton, Oklahoma, that offers more than 50 degrees through two-year, four-year, and graduate programs. The degree programs emphasize the liberal arts, science and technology, and graduate and professional studies. Cameron is the only Oklahoma university which offers associate, bachelor's, and master’s degrees at one site. Wikipedia.


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News Article | November 29, 2016
Site: www.prweb.com

Enjoy Duncan during the month of December with live theatre, a Christmas parade, Victorian tea, and much more scheduled to bring the enjoyment of the holiday season to all. Make plans to attend Duncan Little Theatre's performance of "Dashing Through the Snow" during a number of performances in early December. Shows are scheduled for Dec 2-3 and 9-10, with each performance beginning at 7:30 PM. Tickets may be purchased at the Simmons Center at 580-252-2900 or at the box office the evening of each show beginning at 6:30 PM. The Christmas season in Duncan wouldn't be complete without the lighting of the 905 Rock Island locomotive. To be held in Fuqua Park, join the 905 Rock Island Museum, Edward Jones Investments, and the Stephens County Historical Museum for an evening of hot chocolate, cookies, and music for all. Duncan's Christmas Tree will be lit at 6:30 PM followed by carolers from 6:30 until 7:00 PM at which time the Lighting of the 905 will take place. Santa will see children from 7:00 PM until the last child leaves, so bring the whole family out for a festive time. Save the date for the annual Duncan Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec 3, at 3:00 PM. As always, the Christmas Parade is free to enter and donations are accepted at the registration booth at 12th and Main. Registration is not required but only those participants pre-registered are eligible to receive an award. Winners will be awarded 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in the following categories: Best Theme, Judges Choice, Most Unique, and Antique Car. Bring the whole family, young and old, out to the parade for the always interesting floats, the local marching band, and maybe just maybe, a Santa Claus sighting. You'll also find Cameron University's annual Victorian Tea at the Simmons Center on Dec 4. The event, scheduled from 2:00-4:00 PM, will include a traditional "high tea" with scones, crumpets, and more. The tea will also include a presentation featuring the Victorian era. Tickets available at Cameron University or by calling 580-581-2491. Don't forget to swing by the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center if you're in town to visit the art exhibit, Horsin' Around: Out of the Vault, a special in-house curated collection of artwork featuring the horse. Artists have always held a fascination with horses and these sketches, paintings and prints have been hidden away in the vault of the Garis Gallery of the American West for many years. This is the 11th year for the Garis Gallery, and many of these were only on display for a short period of time in the first year or two. Come see this exhibit, learn about the artists and the role of the horse in American West history. Afterward, make sure to visit the interactive area and climb in the saddle to try roping a longhorn steer! Wrap yourself in the holiday spirit and enjoy Duncan, the Heart of the Chisholm Trail. Check http://www.duncancalendar.com for more details or contact The Duncan Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-580-252-2900.


News Article | February 27, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kasasa®, an award-winning financial technology and marketing technology provider, announced that long-time Information Security veteran, Guy Daubenspeck, has joined the company as Chief Information Security Officer. In this role, Daubenspeck will be responsible for maintaining and growing the company’s information security department. Daubenspeck has 35 years of information security and technology experience building compliance and security programs that mitigate risk for a variety of organizations, from military to financial institutions. Previously, he was Director of Information Security at CLEAResult, the largest energy efficiency consulting firm in North America. Before that, he was Vice President of Security Oversight Services for Solis Security, where he created security programs and other consulting services for high-profile clients in the financial sector. While at Solis, he was the project manager for de novo banks’ new infrastructure deployment. Through his time in these previous roles, Daubenspeck has become an authority and industry leader with expertise in information security, disaster recovery, risk assessment and cloud computing. Daubenspeck joins Kasasa as the company advances its investments in information security talent and proficiency for the future. “I have long been a champion of community financial institutions and am very excited to have an opportunity to work in that space again,” said Daubenspeck. “In the past, I was afforded a chance to provide security expertise to a number of financial institutions. Now, to have an opportunity to assist those institutions while working with a company that is committed to providing outstanding solutions is humbling. It has always been a priority at Kasasa to ensure that both clients’ and their customers’ information remain private and secure. I have been impressed by that commitment and I’m excited to take it to the next level – world-class security for world-class solutions.” Daubenspeck graduated from the Texas Institute with a degree in Computer Programming. He continued his education in Computer Science at Cameron University. He is also a certified information systems security professional (CISSP) verified by ISC2. “Kasasa is dedicated to ensuring the security of our products and our customers’ data, and having Guy Daubenspeck join our team is a testament to that commitment,” said Marty Sunde, President, Kasasa. “Guy brings a wealth of experience in information security and has worked with many financial institutions, including managing to support regulations such as Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI, as well as regulations mandated by the FFIEC, FDIC, OCC and OTS. At Kasasa, we value strong leadership, compassion for our clients and teamwork. Our executives possess these qualities, empowering us to obtain real results for our clients, driving profit and growth. We’re confident Guy will help support these initiatives and be a valuable asset to us as we continue to grow.” Based in Austin, Texas with 350 employees, Kasasa is a financial technology and marketing technology company committed to driving results for community financial institutions by attracting, engaging, and retaining consumers. Kasasa does this through branded retail products, world class marketing, and expert consulting. For more information, please visit www.kasasa.com, or visit them on Twitter @Kasasa, Facebook, or LinkedIn.


News Article | November 12, 2016
Site: www.prweb.com

The Best Online Colleges in Oklahoma for 2016-2017 school year have been named by leading online higher education resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org. Of 32 schools noted for overall affordability and online program quality, Oral Roberts University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Northeastern State University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University and Northwestern Oklahoma State University earned the highest marks for four-year schools while Tulsa Community College, Western Oklahoma State College, Rose State College, Northern Oklahoma College and Carl Albert State College earned the highest marks for two-year schools. "Projections show that by 2020, 67 percent of job vacancies in Oklahoma will require a college degree or some form of post-secondary education or training,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "We’re aiming the spotlight on schools in the state who are putting emphasis on giving students more flexible learning options. These Oklahoma colleges are being commended for providing the highest quality, most affordable online education programs in the state.” There are several minimum requirements schools in Oklahoma must meet to be considered for the Best Online Colleges list. Only colleges and universities that hold accreditation and are registered as public or private not-for-profit entities are eligible. To help measure cost and affordability, each must also offer in-state tuition at or below set maximums of $5,000 annually for two-year schools and $25,000 annually for four-year schools to qualify. All eligible schools are then scored based on analysis of more than a dozen unique statistics, including variety of online programs, financial aid offerings and more. To learn more about the methodology and data used to determine AffordableCollegesOnline.org’s Best Online Colleges in Oklahoma and to find where each qualifying school ranks, visit the link below: A complete list of Oklahoma’s Best Two-Year Online Colleges for 2016-2017: A complete list of Oklahoma’s Best Four-Year Online Colleges for 2016-2017: Cameron University Langston University Mid-America Christian University Northeastern State University Northwestern Oklahoma State University Oklahoma Baptist University Oklahoma Christian University Oklahoma Panhandle State University Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Oklahoma Wesleyan University Oral Roberts University Randall University Rogers State University Southeastern Oklahoma State University Southern Nazarene University Southwestern Christian University Southwestern Oklahoma State University University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center University of Oklahoma - Norman Campus AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.


Cho Y.J.,Gyeongsang National University | Argyros I.K.,Cameron University | Petrot N.,Naresuan University
Computers and Mathematics with Applications | Year: 2010

In this paper, we introduce an iterative method for finding a common element of the set of solutions of the generalized equilibrium problems, the set of solutions for the systems of nonlinear variational inequalities problems and the set of fixed points of nonexpansive mappings in Hilbert spaces. Furthermore, we apply our main result to the set of fixed points of an infinite family of strict pseudo-contraction mappings. The results obtained in this paper are viewed as a refinement and improvement of the previously known results. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Midha V.,University of Texas–Pan American | Nandedkar A.,Cameron University
Computers in Human Behavior | Year: 2012

Research on the application of avatars in the virtual teams is growing. In this study, we examined the effect of perceived similarity of an avatar user with his/her avatar on the perceptions of his/her identifiability within a virtual team. The study utilized a sample of 124 users actively involved in Second Life, a virtual world platform. Results of structural equation modeling utilizing the partial least squares method corroborate the hypothesis. An important contribution of this research is to inform practitioners about the critical role that users' similarity with the avatar plays in enhancing their identifiability. We draw conclusions based on the result and identify some important avenues for future research. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Nandedkar A.,Cameron University | Midha V.,University of Texas–Pan American
Computers in Human Behavior | Year: 2012

Piracy continues to be a threat to the global economy. Previous literature on factors influencing individual's attitude towards piracy indicates that as perceived risk increases, individuals attitude of acceptance of piracy should decrease. In spite of the increased risks, some people pirate, there has been no explanation for this apparent paradox. We attempt to explain this paradox by using the concept of optimism bias. Results of structural equation modeling using a sample of 219 college students provide evidence that individuals having an optimism bias engage in piracy because they consider themselves to be at lower risk than average compared to a group. Implications for practice and future research avenues are discussed. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Kengwoung-Keumo J.-J.,Cameron University
Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering | Year: 2016

We propose a model of two-species competition in the chemostat for a single growth-limiting, nonreproducing resource that extends that of Roy [38]. The response functions are specified to be Michaelis-Menten, and there is no predation in Roy's work. Our model generalizes Roy's model to general uptake functions. The competition is exploitative so that species compete by decreasing the common pool of resources. The model also allows allelopathic effects of one toxin-producing species, both on itself (autotoxicity) and on its nontoxic competitor (phytotoxicity). We show that a stable coexistence equilibrium exists as long as (a) there are allelopathic effects and (b) the input nutrient concentration is above a critical value. The model is reconsidered under instantaneous nutrient recycling. We further extend this work to include a zooplankton species as a fourth interacting component to study the impact of predation on the ecosystem. The zooplankton species is allowed to feed only on the two phytoplankton species which are its perfectly substitutable resources. Each of the models is analyzed for boundedness, equilibria, stability, and uniform persistence (or permanence). Each model structure fits very well with some harmful algal bloom observations where the phytoplankton assemblage can be envisioned in two compartments, toxin producing and non-toxic. The Prymnesium parvum literature, where the suppressing effects of allelochemicals are quite pronounced, is a classic example. This work advances knowledge in an area of research becoming ever more important, which is understanding the functioning of allelopathy in food webs.


Ma L.,Georgia Institute of Technology | Moro R.,Cameron University | Bowlan J.,Georgia Institute of Technology | De Heer W.A.,Georgia Institute of Technology
Physical Review Letters | Year: 2014

Simultaneous magnetic and electric deflection measurements of rhodium clusters (RhN, 6≤N≤40) reveal ferromagnetism and ferroelectricity at low temperatures, while neither property exists in the bulk metal. Temperature-independent magnetic moments (up to 1μB per atom) are observed, and superparamagnetic blocking temperatures up to 20 K. Ferroelectric dipole moments on the order of 1D with transition temperatures up to 30 K are observed. Ferromagnetism and ferroelectricity coexist in rhodium clusters in the measured size range, with size-dependent variations in the transition temperatures that tend to be anticorrelated in the range n=6-25. Both effects diminish with size and essentially vanish at N=40. The ferroelectric properties suggest a Jahn-Teller ground state. These experiments represent the first example of multiferroic behavior in pure metal clusters. © 2014 American Physical Society.


This paper examines whether national differences in political culture add an explanatory dimension to the formulation of policy in the area of biotechnology, especially with respect to genetically modified food. The analysis links the formulation of protective regulatory policies governing genetically modified food to both country and region-specific differences in uncertainty tolerance levels and risk perceptions in the United States, Canada, and European Union. Based on polling data and document analysis, the findings illustrate that these differences matter. Following a mostly opportunistic risk perception within an environment of high tolerance for uncertainty, policymakers in the United States and Canada modified existing regulatory frameworks that govern genetically modified food in their respective countries. In contrast, the mostly cautious perception of new food technologies and low tolerance for uncertainty among European Union member states has contributed to the creation of elaborate and stringent regulatory policies governing genetically modified food. © Association for Politics and the Life Sciences.


Wohlers A.E.,Cameron University
Politics and the Life Sciences | Year: 2013

Within the broader context of several related biotech developments, including the proliferation of GM food in American grocery stories, the recent decision by Whole Foods Market, Inc. to require the labeling of all genetically modified (GM) organism products sold in its stores by 2018, and the development of GM animals for consumption, this essay asks whether the United States is inching towards a policy of mandatory GM food labeling. The analysis highlights aspects of the biotechnology policy debate in the United States and European Union, and traces public opinion as well as grassroots and legislative efforts aimed at GM food labeling. Findings show that activities at the federal level do not suggest any major regulatory changes regarding labeling in the near future; however, a growing number of individual states are considering GM food labeling legislation and political momentum in favor of labeling has picked up in recent years. Voluntary labeling by food companies may also become increasingly common.

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