Fairmont, WV, United States
Fairmont, WV, United States

Fairmont State University is a public university located in Fairmont, West Virginia, United States. Enrollment of the university is about 4,500 and offers master's degrees in business, education, teaching, architecture, and criminal justice in addition to 90 baccalaureate programs. Wikipedia.


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News Article | October 28, 2016
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A list of the nation’s Best Electrician Programs for 2016-2017 has been released by the Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org). As a leader in higher education information and resources for students, the site ranked schools offering on-campus or online electrician programs to find those providing the best overall value for students. Top finishers include Idaho State University, Great Basin College, Jackson College, Montana State University Northern and the College of Southern Nevada among four-year schools and East Mississippi Community College, Hinds Community College, Rockingham Community College, Augusta Technical College and Beaufort County Community College among two-year schools. “The need for qualified electricians is growing, and the programs on our list represent the best training opportunities for this in-demand trade,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “Our analysis shows students where to find the best combination of quality and affordability when it comes to earning an electrician degree.” The Community for Accredited Online Schools weighs over a dozen different data points, including statistics on cost, program features, graduation rates and more to determine a score for each electrician program in the country. To qualify for the Best Electrician Program lists, schools must also meet specific minimum requirements: institutions must be accredited public or private not-for-profit entities and must provide career placement assistance to students. A complete list of schools included on the Best Electrician Programs list is included below. To learn where each school ranks and for more information on the data analysis and methodology used, visit: Recognized as the Best Electrician Programs among two-year schools: Recognized as the Best Electrician Programs among four-year schools: Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Bismarck State College Bluefield State College Brazosport College Capitol College College of Southern Nevada Daytona State College Dunwoody College of Technology Fairmont State University Florida State College at Jacksonville Great Basin College Gulf Coast State College Idaho State University Indian River State College Jackson College Kentucky State University Lake Washington Institute of Technology Lake-Sumter State College Lawrence Technological University LeTourneau University Missouri Western State University Montana State University-Northern New England Institute of Technology Northern Michigan University Northern New Mexico College Northwestern Michigan College Northwestern State University of Louisiana Palm Beach State College Pennsylvania College of Technology Pensacola State College Pittsburg State University Point Park University Rochester Institute of Technology Seattle Community College - North Campus Seminole State College of Florida South Florida State College State College of Florida - Manatee-Sarasota SUNY College of Technology at Alfred SUNY College of Technology at Canton SUNY College of Technology at Delhi University of Akron Main Campus University of Arkansas - Fort Smith University of Cincinnati - Main Campus University of Hartford Utah Valley University Valencia College Wayne State University West Virginia University at Parkersburg West Virginia University Institute of Technology Western New Mexico University About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable 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. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.


Ross S.,West Virginia University | Ross S.,Fairmont State University | Metcalf A.,Fairmont State University | Bulger S.M.,West Virginia University | Housner L.D.,West Virginia University
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport | Year: 2014

Purpose: As the scope of motor development and learning knowledge has successfully broadened over the years, there is an increased need to identify the content and learning experiences that are essential in preparing preservice physical educators. The purpose of this study was to generate expert consensus regarding the most critical motor development and learning competencies that prospective physical educators need to learn within the physical education teacher education (PETE) curriculum and to identify learning environments and instructional methods for delivering core knowledge. Method: The study employed a 2-round, modified Delphi procedure involving the repeated circulation of a questionnaire to a panel of motor development specialists, motor learning specialists, teacher educators, and K-12 physical education teachers. Panel members rated an initial list of theoretical and applied motor development and learning competencies derived from various curricular guidelines and textbook sources. An open-response question was incorporated into the 2nd round asking panel members to recommend specific instructional methods and settings for delivering core motor development and learning content to prospective physical educators within the PETE curriculum. Results: Expert consensus determined that 64 out of the initial 159 motor development and learning competencies were critical in preparing preservice physical educators. Early field experiences and peer practice in a variety of settings were recommended by panelists for delivering the identified competencies. Conclusions: The Discussion section represents an important link between the motor development and learning body of knowledge and physical education teachers' role in promoting skillful movement, physical activity, and fitness among youth in the school setting. © 2014 Copyright © SHAPE America.


Powell D.W.,Fairmont State University | Hanson N.J.,Ohio State University | Long B.,Winston-Salem State University | Blaise Williams D.S.,East Carolina University
Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine | Year: 2012

Objective : To examine ground reaction forces (GRFs); frontal plane hip, knee, and ankle joint angles; and moments in high-arched (HA) and low-arched (LA) athletes during landing. Design : Experimental study. Setting: Controlled research laboratory. Participants : Twenty healthy female recreational athletes (10 HA and 10 LA). Interventions: Athletes performed 5 barefoot drop landings from a height of 30 cm. Main Outcome Measures : Frontal plane ankle, knee, and hip joint angles (in degrees) at initial contact, peak vertical GRF, and peak knee flexion; peak ankle, knee, and hip joint moments in the frontal plane. Results : Vertical GRF profiles were similar between HA and LA athletes (P = 0.78). The HA athletes exhibited significantly smaller peak ankle inversion angles than the LA athletes (P = 0.01) at initial contact. At peak vertical GRF, HA athletes had significantly greater peak knee (P = 0.01) and hip abduction angles than LA athletes (P = 0.02). There were no significant differences between HA and LA athletes in peak joint moments (hip: P = 0.68; knee: P = 0.71; ankle: P = 0.15). Conclusions: These findings demonstrate that foot type is associated with altered landing mechanics, which may underlie lower extremity injuries. The ankle-driven strategy previously reported in female athletes suggests that foot function may have a greater relationship with lower extremity injury than that in male athletes. Future research should address the interaction of foot type and gender during landing tasks. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


Chopra N.,University of Alabama | Claypoole L.,Fairmont State University
Journal of Nanoparticle Research | Year: 2010

Chemical synthesis coupled with a microwave irradiation process allowed for the control of size (6-40 nm), shape, and shell thickness of Ni/NiO core/shell nanoparticles. In this unique synthetic route, the size of Ni nanoparticles (NiNPs) was strongly influenced by the nickel salt-to-stabilizer ratio and the amount of the stabilizer. Interestingly, it was observed that the shape of the nanoparticles was altered by varying the reaction time, where longer reaction times resulted in annealing effects and rupture of the stabilizer micelle leading to distinct shapes of Ni/NiO core/shell nanostructures. Product cooling rate was another important parameter identified in this study that not only affected the shape, but also the crystal structure of the core/shell nanoparticles. In addition, a simple and cost-effective method of microwave irradiation of NiNPs led to the formation of distinctly shaped hollow NiO nanoparticles. These high surface area core/shell nanoparticles with well-controlled morphologies are important and can lead to significant advancement in the design of improved fuel cells, electrochromic display devices, and catalysis systems. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.


Rogers T.L.,Fairmont State University
Journal of Nursing Education | Year: 2010

In the midst of a national nursing shortage and a demanding health care environment, nursing programs must prepare more nurses by facilitating student success from admission to program completion to licensure. The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore the factors that contribute to student success in associate degree nursing programs and on the NCLEX-RN®. Six seniors and three faculty members were interviewed, and a document analysis was conducted. Emergent themes were categorized as student related, collaborative, and curriculum related. These themes included, but were not limited to, the need for support systems, motivation, health care experience, critical thinking skills, prioritization of roles and responsibilities, diligent study habits, and faculty involvement. Recommendations for practice and research are discussed in this article. © SLACK Incorporated.


Ryan M.J.,West Virginia University | Ryan M.J.,Fairmont State University | Dudash H.J.,West Virginia University | Docherty M.,West Virginia University | And 7 more authors.
Experimental Gerontology | Year: 2010

Aging is associated with increased oxidative stress. Muscle levels of oxidative stress are further elevated with exercise. The purpose of this study was to determine if dietary antioxidant supplementation would improve muscle function and cellular markers of oxidative stress in response to chronic repetitive loading in aging. The dorsiflexors of the left limb of aged and young adult Fischer 344 Brown×Norway rats were loaded 3 times weekly for 4.5weeks using 80 maximal stretch-shortening contractions per session. The contra-lateral limb served as the intra-animal control. The rats were randomly assigned to a diet supplemented with Vitamin E and Vitamin C or normal non-supplemented rat chow. Biomarkers of oxidative stress were measured in the tibialis anterior muscle. Repetitive loading exercise increased maximal isometric force, negative work and positive work in the dorsiflexors of young adult rats. Only positive work increased in the aged animals that were supplemented with Vitamin E and C. Markers of oxidative stress (H2O2, total GSH, GSH/GSSG ratio, malondialdehyde and 8-OHdG) increased in the tibialis anterior muscles from aged and young adult animals with repetitive loading, but Vitamin E and C supplements attenuated this increase. MnSOD activity increased with supplementation in the young adult animals. CuZnSOD and catalase activity increased with supplementation in young adult and aged animals and GPx activity increased with exercise in the non-supplemented young adult and aged animals. The increased levels of endogenous antioxidant enzymes after Vitamin E and C supplementation appear to be regulated by post-transcriptional modifications that are affected differently by age, exercise, and supplementation. These data suggest that antioxidant supplementation improves indices of oxidative stress associated with repetitive loading exercise and aging and improves the positive work output of muscles in aged rodents. © 2010 Elsevier Inc.


Murillo J.S.R.,West Virgina University | Bachlechner M.E.,Fairmont State University | Campo F.A.,West Virgina University | Barbero E.J.,West Virgina University
Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids | Year: 2010

In this article a study of the structural and mechanical properties of porous silica is presented. The procedure to prepare the samples consists in expanding single crystals of ß-cristobalite to reach the desired density followed by a thermal treatment. The resulting porous structures have densities in the range from 0.23 to 2.2 g/cm3. The structure of the samples is studied by obtaining the fractal dimension using two different methods, one based on the pair distribution function and the other one based on the simulation of a scattering experiment. The values of the fractal dimension were found to be in good agreement with previously published data from experiments and comparable computer simulations. The mechanical properties, namely elastic modulus and strength, are studied through the simulation of a tension test. The elastic modulus and the strength relate todensity by a power law characterized by exponents of 3.11±0.21 and 2.53±0.15 respectively. A comparison of that data to previously published data is included. The results proved that the direct expansion, coupled with thermal processing of the sample, leads to systems suitable to investigate the structure and the mechanical properties of silica aerogels. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Luo X.,University of New Mexico | Lee C.-P.,Fairmont State University | Mattila M.,Laurea University of Applied Sciences | Liu L.,Sichuan Normal University
International Journal of Mobile Communications | Year: 2012

The purpose of this study is to investigate mobile banking services use in the USA, China, Korea and Finland which are using the most advanced wireless infrastructure but encountering numerous inhibitors delaying the widespread use of m-banking services. Through a qualitative approach, a case study using semi-structured interview was employed to identify the crucial factors leading the users who do not use m-banking services to reject, postpone, or oppose them. Twenty non m-banking users from each country were interviewed and the data were analysed using qualitative content analysis with the software NVivo9. This study informs m-banking decision-makers of the significant inhibitors of m-banking services use and the characteristics of those who are classified as non-users. The results indicate that well developed traditional electronic banking services are significant barriers to m-banking services use. Perceived risk and lack of knowledge about m-banking contribute to non-use or rejection of m-banking services. Copyright © 2012 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.


Roy S.R.,Fairmont State University
International Journal of e-Collaboration | Year: 2012

With support from the research literature, this paper argues that to lead effectively in a virtual environment, the leaders of virtual teams need relationship building, technical, and leadership skills, as well as the ability to defuse the frustrations of virtual team members. Relationship building skills include the ability to establish trust, embrace diversity, skill in fostering a team spirit, and motivating team members. Technical skills include the ability to use video conferencing software, instant messaging, e-mail, virtual worlds, avatars, and communication skills. Leadership skills needed by leaders in virtual environments include emotional intelligence, the ability to create an open and supportive environment, and to lead by example. Copyright © 2012, IGI Global.


PubMed | Fairmont State University, University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Creighton University and Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Type: Journal Article | Journal: International journal of exercise science | Year: 2016

Elderly adults have a diminished movement capacity due to physiological and neurological declines associated with advancing age. Previous research suggests that elderly adults use altered neuromuscular patterns to conduct activities of daily living (ADLs). Limited research has addressed these altered activation strategies in obstacle clearance, stair ascent and stair descent. The purpose of this study was to compare neuromuscular activation patterns in young and elderly adults during these tasks. Eleven young and 10 healthy elderly adults performed five downward stepping, upward stepping and obstacle clearance trials. Surface EMG was measured from the quadriceps, hamstrings, gastrocnemius and tibialis anterior muscles. A 23 (group condition) repeated measures analysis of variance was used to determine significant differences in muscle activation intensity. An

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