Cedarville University is a private, co-educational university located in Cedarville, Ohio, United States.At its founding, the school was affiliated with the conservative General Synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in North America. Today, Cedarville is an Independent Baptist school known for its adherence to the Christian tradition. Across all academic disciplines, student life is influenced by codes of personal conduct, community service, and theological study.Chartered by the state of Ohio and accredited by the Ohio Board of Regents, Cedarville University is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Wikipedia.
Tuinstra T.R.,Cedarville University
Proceedings of the IEEE National Aerospace Electronics Conference, NAECON | Year: 2017
Disambiguation in range and velocity is a key aspect of target detection in medium PRF radar systems. In this work, the DBSCAN clustering algorithm is applied to the disambiguation problem. The algorithm has been tested on raw range/doppler data collected from the venerable APG-66 radar system with good results. © 2016 IEEE.
News Article | April 25, 2017
Michael E. Gumprecht Esq., Founder, The Gumprecht Law Firm, has joined The Expert Network©, an invitation-only service for distinguished professionals. Mr. Gumprecht has been chosen as a Distinguished Lawyer™ based on peer reviews and ratings, dozens of recognitions, and accomplishments achieved throughout his career. Mr. Gumprecht outshines others in his field due to his extensive educational background, numerous awards and recognitions, and many career achievement. He grew up in Washington State and attended Cedarville University for his undergraduate degree. In 2007, he graduated with his bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and worked as a computer engineer at LexisNexis Group before deciding to go to law school. He went on to Liberty University School of Law in Virginia and completed his Juris Doctor in 2010, receiving additional legal training through a rigorous three-year lawyering skills program that no other law school in the nation provides. Shortly after, he was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia and started working at Edwards & Johnson, LLC, a small general practice firm outside of Atlanta. As the founder of The Gumprecht Law Firm, Mr. Gumprecht aggressively pursues fair verdicts for victims of negligence throughout Georgia and won over 12 million dollars for his clients in 2016 alone, across less than 70 cases. Mr. Gumprecht was named as one of Georgia’s Ten Best Attorneys of 2016 by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys and Georgia Trend Magazine named him one of their 2016 Legal Elite. He is currently ranked the #1 personal injury attorney in metro Atlanta by Thumbtack.com. He utilizes his expertise in case law, statutes, and insurance procedures to represent clients who have been injured in car, motorcycle, and truck accidents, as well as wrongful death cases, victims of drunk driving, and those who have been injured on unsafe premises. When asked about his decision to pursue a career in this specialty, Mr. Gumprecht said: "After working in a personal injury law firm, I felt confident that I had a mastery of the organizational aspect because of past experience in computer programming and web marketing. I felt I'd be able to create and manage the presence that I needed. In 2014 I had sufficient legal knowledge to know what my strengths and weaknesses were so that I could at least get my practice off the ground and continue to master the field as time went on without it being a detriment to my clients." In 2012, Mr. Gumprecht narrowed his focus to personal injury law and joined Hartman-Imbriale LLP where he rigorously fought to protect clients against insurance companies by seeking large settlements both in and out of court. In 2014, he opened The Gumprecht Law Firm, combining his legal representation skills with his knowledge of computer engineering. Today, Mr. Gumprecht is known for compiling strong digital evidence in order to obtain higher settlements and versicts for his clients. His computer skills combined with his fierce litigation tactics make him a sought-after personal injury attorney all throughout the state of Georgia. Mr. Gumprecht handles each case with the utmost respect and professionalism to ensure the best possible recovery for client injuries. As a thought-leader in his field, Mr. Gumprecht pays close attention to developments in technology that pertain to his work in personal injury law and may affect the lives of his clients moving forward. He comments: "I'm watching the trends for more automated technology and self-driving cars, because I have a tech background and I see that drastically changing things." For more information, visit Mr. Gumprecht's profile on The Expert Network© here: https://expertnetwork.co/members/michael-e-gumprecht-esq/279501b53c8eb7ac The Expert Network© has written this news release with approval and/or contributions from Michael E. Gumprecht Esq. The Expert Network© is an invitation-only reputation management service that is dedicated to helping professionals stand out, network, and gain a competitive edge. The Expert Network© selects a limited number of professionals based on their individual recognitions and history of personal excellence.
News Article | February 17, 2017
The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best two- and four-year colleges with online programs in the state of Ohio for 2017. Among four-year schools a total of 41 made the list, with University of Akron, University of Toledo, University of Cincinnati, Ohio University and Ashland University coming in as the top five schools. The state’s top 18 two-year schools were also honored, with Sinclair College, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Belmont College, Edison State Community College and Columbus State Community College taking the top five spots. Schools were ranked based on over a dozen different data points. “Student enrollment in schools within the University System of Ohio has grown 8 percent over the past decade,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “As more students pursue post-secondary degrees, the schools on our list are providing more flexible, high-quality learning opportunities outside the traditional classroom.” To be included on the Best Online Schools list, colleges must meet specific base requirements, including being institutionally accredited and public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is scored based on additional criteria that includes its employment and counseling resources, student/teacher ratios, graduation rates and financial aid availability. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: Ohio’s Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Ashland University Baldwin Wallace University Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Case Western Reserve University Cedarville University Cleveland State University Defiance College Franciscan University of Steubenville Franklin University God’s Bible School and College Hiram College Kent State University at Kent Kent State University at Salem Kettering College Malone University Miami University-Oxford Mount Carmel College of Nursing Mount Saint Joseph University Mount Vernon Nazarene University Muskingum University Notre Dame College Ohio Christian University Ohio University-Main Campus Otterbein University Shawnee State University The University of Findlay Tiffin University Union Institute & University University of Akron Main Campus University of Cincinnati-Main Campus University of Dayton University of Mount Union University of Northwestern Ohio University of Rio Grande University of Toledo Urbana University Ursuline College Walsh University Wright State University-Lake Campus Wright State University-Main Campus Youngstown State University Ohio’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Belmont College Bowling Green State University-Firelands Central Ohio Technical College Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Clark State Community College Columbus State Community College Cuyahoga Community College Edison State Community College Hocking College Lakeland Community College Lorain County Community College Marion Technical College North Central State College Northwest State Community College Rhodes State College Sinclair College Stark State College University of Akron Wayne College ### About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.
News Article | February 28, 2017
OKEMOS, MI--(Marketwired - February 28, 2017) - The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) is pleased to announce the renaming of the association's nonprofit foundation as The Tim DeWitt HARVEST Education Foundation in honor of his nearly four decades of service to the organization and his upcoming retirement. DeWitt founded the HARVEST Education Foundation in 1995.To date, the 501(c)(3) has awarded more than $304,000 in financial aid to 569 students some of whom are pursuing an education in the recreational vehicle or campground, manufactured and modular homes or the self-storage industries. "Renaming the scholarship was the least we could do to honor the vision and passion Tim feels for this industry," said Bill Sheffer, who became executive director of MMH/RVCA and Self-Storage Association of Michigan after DeWitt retired in 2016. "Due to his creating the HARVEST Education Foundation, he has encouraged fresh interest in the RV and campground industries." Students awarded the scholarships will be attending colleges across the state -- from Cedarville University to Michigan State University to Grand Valley State University. MARVAC is now accepting applications for the 2017/2018 scholarship. Last year, 14 college-bound students were recipients of a 2016/2017 HARVEST Education scholarship. The college scholarships were valued between $750 and $1,000. Applications for scholarships for the 2017/2018 academic year are now being accepted. "It was only fitting that the scholarship be renamed for Tim, considering all he has done for the industry," said Ken Monicatti, founder of All Seasons Communications, which manages the nonprofit program. Monicatti was an original proponent of the HARVEST idea when DeWitt first proposed it, 22 years ago. "He should be proud of what he has accomplished with this program." For more information on how to apply for a 2017 Tim DeWitt HARVEST Education Foundation scholarship, call Kristen Keller at All Season Communications at 586.752.638. The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) is a statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging growth in the recreation vehicle and private campground industries while contributing to the quality of Michigan tourism. For more information, visit MARVAC's website, www.michiganrvandcampgrounds.org. MARVAC, 2222 Association Drive, Okemos, Mich. 48864-5978; 517.349.8881.
News Article | October 28, 2016
SR Education Group, an education publisher founded in 2004, has just announced a substantial update to its flagship website, Guide to Online Schools: the 2017 Top Online Colleges. The rankings use a proprietary formula that takes into account academic strength and affordability in order to provide a list of colleges offering high quality online education at the best value. All colleges on the lists have annual tuition rates of $15,000 or less. SR Education Group has named the the University of Maryland - College Park the #1 Top Online College. The University of Washington - Seattle and Cedarville University round out the top 3 on the overall ranking. The University of North Georgia is the #1 pick for online Associate Degrees; Fort Hays State University is #1 for online Bachelor’s degrees; Georgia Institute of Technology is #1 for online Master’s degrees; and Montana State University is #1 for online Doctoral degrees. “A lot of education publishers release rankings of the ‘best’ colleges, but a list based solely on prestige is not always the most relevant resource for the vast majority of prospective students,” says Sung Rhee, CEO of SR Education Group. “Not everyone can get into Harvard or MIT. Most students want a college education that is both high quality and affordable. They care about value. Our ranking was designed to achieve that.” SR Education Group has been researching and publishing content about online colleges since 2004, and has been publishing online college rankings since 2010. This year’s Top Online Colleges methodology employs manually researched, degree-specific tuition rates along with data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). For schools that met the criteria, academic strength factors and annual tuition rates were entered into a proprietary algorithm to determine value score and rank order. The result is a ranking that highlights schools with records of academic success and commitment to affordability. All schools that made the overall 2017 Top Online Colleges ranking offer at least 10 fully online degrees, and the average annual tuition rate of the ranked schools is just $9,020. The University of Maryland - College Park earned the #1 spot for providing stellar academics at affordable rates. Morningside College has the lowest annual tuition on the overall list, offering an online master’s degree for just $4,320 per year. Fort Hays State University, which offers an online Bachelor’s degree for an annual tuition of $6,217, is ranked on 4 out of this year’s 5 lists: #1 for Bachelor’s degrees, #3 for Associate programs, #12 for Master’s degrees, and #16 overall. Georgia Tech, known for its innovative, low-cost online graduate programs, tops the list of Top Online Master’s Degrees and offers an annual tuition rate of $5,100. SR Education Group will be continuing their research into the cost and quality of online colleges and will be publishing over 100 program-specific Top Online Colleges rankings throughout 2017. The upcoming rankings will maintain an emphasis on value by providing lists of schools offering online programs with high academic standards and low annual tuition rates. About SR Education Group Headquartered in Kirkland, WA, SR Education Group was founded in 2004 by CEO Sung Rhee. The company’s mission is to create authoritative online resources for students seeking an online education program that best suits their budget and career aspirations. SR Education Group is passionate about making quality education attainable for everyone and believes that objective information about education, careers, and educational financing should be free and easily accessible. For more information, please visit http://www.sreducationgroup.org/.
Parrill R.,Cedarville University
Journal of cultural diversity | Year: 2011
Health disparities related to ethnicity are attributed to the complex interaction of social and physical environments, which influence minority health. The prevalence of health problems such as cardiovascular disease, strokes, diabetes, and maternal and child health outcomes exist among African Americans contributing to health disparities. Extensive support systems within the African American community, however, serve to resist disparities in healthcare and improve the health and well-being of community members. This article is an analytical review of current research addressing key factors of the home, the church, the community, and the healthcare system for creating partnerships to enhance community- based research in the African American community. The results of this literature review provide culturally appropriate approaches to eliminating health disparities by building upon the strengths and resources within the African American community. Best practices involve recognizing the pastor as the entry into the community, utilizing a Community-Based Participatory Research process, and establishing trust through open communication and relationship building.
Holland D.E.,Cedarville University |
Epureanu B.I.,University of Michigan
Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing | Year: 2013
Different components of a structure can have different damping characteristics, and that affects the dynamic response of the overall system. Herein, we assume that damping has a simple form only at a component level. That leads to a complex damping model at a system level. A new method is introduced which identifies the component damping of a structure. This method is applied to mistuned blisks in regions of low and high modal density. The method incorporates reduced-order models, and remains accurate in the presence of measurement noise. Results are shown for a mistuned blisk with varying levels of measurement noise. The accuracy of damping identification is observed through a forced response prediction and amplification factor study. Also, a discussion on the effects of damping and stiffness mistuning on the maximum response is presented. Some differences between component and modal damping are highlighted. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
Wright III O.C.,Cedarville University
Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena | Year: 2013
An explicit formula is obtained for single-phase bounded elliptic solutions of the Manakov system of integrable coupled nonlinear Schrödinger equations in terms of the Weierstrass sigma function with a real quasiperiod. The parametrization is effective in the sense that the reality conditions are completely characterized for each of the three possible couplings: focusing-focusing, defocusing-defocusing and focusing-defocusing. The Manakov soliton is recovered in the soliton limit and the small-wave-modulation limit is shown to satisfy the linearized dispersion relation of planewave solutions. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Wright O.C.,Cedarville University
Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena | Year: 2016
An effective integration method based on the classical solution of the Jacobi inversion problem, using Kleinian ultra-elliptic functions and Riemann theta functions, is presented for the quasi-periodic two-phase solutions of the focusing cubic nonlinear Schrödinger equation. Each two-phase solution with real quasi-periods forms a two-real-dimensional torus, modulo a circle of complex-phase factors, expressed as a ratio of theta functions associated with the Riemann surface of the invariant spectral curve. The initial conditions of the Dirichlet eigenvalues satisfy reality conditions which are explicitly parametrized by two physically-meaningful real variables: the squared modulus and a scalar multiple of the wavenumber. Simple new formulas for the maximum modulus and the minimum modulus are obtained in terms of the imaginary parts of the branch points of the Riemann surface. © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keib C.N.,Cedarville University
Heart & lung : the journal of critical care | Year: 2010
A greater number of older adults now live with coronary heart disease (CHD). This poses a significant public health problem, because older adults are at high risk for CHD-related mortality and morbidity. Overwhelming data support the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation for secondary prevention, yet only a small portion of eligible older adults receive it. Whereas many studies examined factors that affect the use of cardiac rehabilitation among older adults, few interventions aimed to improve their cardiac rehabilitation participation rates. A substantial body of evidence indicates that an individual's illness perceptions play a pivotal role in health behavior, and may be a promising target for intervention. Drawing from the theoretic and empiric findings of others, a self-regulatory model is proposed that explicates how CHD perceptions of older adults may influence participation in cardiac rehabilitation. The model may provide a useful guide for the development of effective interventions tailored to older adults. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.