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.
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.
Stedge H.L.,Cedarville University |
Kroskie R.M.,Anderson College anderson |
Docherty C.L.,Indiana University
Journal of Athletic Training | Year: 2012
Context: Kinesio Tex tape is a therapeutic tape that is applied with the Kinesio-taping (KT) method and is theorized to increase circulation and subsequently improve muscle function. However, little research has been conducted to determine how KT affects performance. Objective: To determine the effect of KT on muscular endurance ratio, blood flow, circumference, and volume of the gastrocnemius muscle. Design: Randomized controlled clinical trial. Setting: Research laboratory. Patients or Other Participants: Sixty-one healthy, active people (23 men, 38 women; age=19.99 ± 8.01 years, height= 169.42 ± 23.62 cm, mass = 71.53 ± 36.77 kg) volunteered to participate. They were assigned randomly to 1 of 3 groups: treatment KT, sham KT, and control. Intervention(s): Tape was applied based on group assignment. The treatment KT group received the ankle-tape technique as described in the KT manual. The sham KT group received 1 strip of Kinesio Tex tape around the circumference of the proximal gastrocnemius muscle. The control group did not receive tape application. Main Outcome Measure(s): The dependent variables were blood flow in blood perfusion units, volume of water displacement in milliliters, circumference of the gastrocnemius muscle in centimeters, and endurance ratio in joules measured before, 24 hours after, and 72 hours after the intervention. Separate repeated-measures analyses of variance were conducted for each dependent variable. Results: We found no group-by-test day interaction for endurance ratios (F4,116 = 1.99, P = .10). Blood flow, circumference, and volume measurements also yielded no differences among groups (F2,58 range, 0.02-0.51; P > .05) or test days (F2,116 range, 0.05-2.33; P > .05). Conclusions: We found KT does not enhance anaerobic muscle function measured by endurance ratio. The KT also did not affect circulation or volume of the gastrocnemius muscle in a healthy population. © by the National Athletic Trainers' Association, Inc. 2012.
Pauley K.M.,Cedarville University |
Cha S.,Florida College
Pharmaceuticals | Year: 2013
Since the discovery of RNA interference (RNAi), excitement has grown over its potential therapeutic uses. Targeting RNAi pathways provides a powerful tool to change biological processes post-transcriptionally in various health conditions such as cancer or autoimmune diseases. Optimum design of shRNA, siRNA, and miRNA enhances stability and specificity of RNAi-based approaches whereas it has to reduce or prevent undesirable immune responses or off-target effects. Recent advances in understanding pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases have allowed application of these tools in vitro as well as in vivo with some degree of success. Further research on the design and delivery of effectors of RNAi pathway and underlying molecular basis of RNAi would warrant practical use of RNAi-based therapeutics in human applications. This review will focus on the approaches used for current therapeutics and their applications in autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and Sjögren's syndrome. © 2013 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
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.