Florida Southern College is a private college located in Lakeland, Florida, United States. It was selected by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors, and by The Princeton Review as a Best Southeastern College, a Best Value College, and included in the Best 366 Colleges: 2008. Florida Southern is the home of the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. For its 2011 and 2012 rankings, The Princeton Review selected Florida Southern's campus as the most beautiful in the country.Florida Southern has won national titles in NCAA Division II competition in several sports, most notably baseball, golf, swimming, and basketball. The official colors of the college and its athletic teams are scarlet and white. Wikipedia.
McElveen M.T.,Florida Southern College |
Davies G.J.,Armstrong Atlantic State University
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research | Year: 2010
The primary purpose of this investigation was to compare single leg vertical jump performance and several performance characteristics derived from vertical ground reaction forces (vGRF) between the dominant (DOM) and nondominant (NDOM) legs. Secondary purposes included determining the relationship between the kinetic and temporal characteristics and single leg vertical jump performance and establishing the intrasession and intersession reliability of the characteristics considered. After a standardized warm-up, 20 physically active young adults (10 men, 10 women) performed three single leg DOM and three single leg NDOM vertical jumps in a random order during two sessions separated by three days. vGRF collected during each trial were used to calculate jump height, peak vertical power, peak vGRF, vGRF impulse, ratio between negative to positive vGRF impulse, time between maximum peak power to takeoff and countermovement depth. There were no significant differences between DOM and NDOM for jump height (p = .145) as well as the six characteristics considered (p > .05). There was a strong, direct relationship between jump height and peak vertical power for both DOM (r = .915, p < .001) and NDOM (r = .944, p < .001). With the exception of vGRF negative/positive impulse ratio, all dependent variables demonstrated moderate to high intrasession and intersession reliability. These results support using a single leg vertical jump protocol for conducting bilateral lower extremity functional assessments. With the exception of impulse ratio, the reliability results support using the protocol for serial assessments. In conclusion, healthy individuals can be expected to exhibit near equal single leg vertical jumping performance bilaterally, providing practitioners with a basis to interpret performance. © 2010 National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Guillerm V.,King Abdullah University of Science and Technology |
Kim D.,Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology |
Eubank J.F.,Florida Southern College |
Luebke R.,King Abdullah University of Science and Technology |
And 5 more authors.
Chemical Society Reviews | Year: 2014
In this review, we describe two recently implemented conceptual approaches facilitating the design and deliberate construction of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), namely supermolecular building block (SBB) and supermolecular building layer (SBL) approaches. Our main objective is to offer an appropriate means to assist/aid chemists and material designers alike to rationally construct desired functional MOF materials, made-to-order MOFs. We introduce the concept of net-coded building units (net-cBUs), where precise embedded geometrical information codes uniquely and matchlessly a selected net, as a compelling route for the rational design of MOFs. This concept is based on employing pre-selected 0-periodic metal-organic polyhedra or 2-periodic metal-organic layers, SBBs or SBLs respectively, as a pathway to access the requisite net-cBUs. In this review, inspired by our success with the original rht-MOF, we extrapolated our strategy to other known MOFs via their deconstruction into more elaborate building units (namely polyhedra or layers) to (i) elucidate the unique relationship between edge-transitive polyhedra or layers and minimal edge-transitive 3-periodic nets, and (ii) illustrate the potential of the SBB and SBL approaches as a rational pathway for the design and construction of 3-periodic MOFs. Using this design strategy, we have also identified several new hypothetical MOFs which are synthetically targetable. This journal is © the Partner Organisations 2014.
Rutowski R.L.,Arizona State University |
Nahm A.C.,Arizona State University |
Nahm A.C.,University of Maryland Baltimore County |
Macedonia J.M.,Arizona State University |
Macedonia J.M.,Florida Southern College
Functional Ecology | Year: 2010
1. Iridescent colour signals are directional but, like diffusely reflected colours, vary within and among species in ways that may be adaptations to specific types of receivers in specific light environments. 2. The hindwings of pipevine swallowtail butterflies exhibit brilliant blue and iridescent colour patches on the ventral surface in both sexes and on the dorsal wing surface in males. Evidence suggests that the ventral iridescent blue is a component of the warning coloration of this distasteful species, while the dorsal blue iridescent wing area is a sexual signal. Given differences in the function and ecological context of signal production, we analysed reflectance spectra from the iridescent blue areas of both field-caught and laboratory-reared animals to test several predictions about the iridescent colour patches on these wing surfaces. 3. The ventral blue patches in the warning coloration of males and females should be most visible early and late in the day, due to wing orientation relative to sun angle. We therefore predicted that these iridescent colour patches would be brighter and of longer wavelengths than the male dorsal blue patch displayed during midday courtships. The prediction about reflectance intensity was supported but the prediction about hue was not. 4. We predicted that the sexually selected dorsal hindwing iridescence of males would be more variable among individuals and condition dependent than the naturally selected ventral iridescent colour patches. To assess variation and condition dependence, laboratory-reared and field-captured individuals were compared. The prediction about variation was not supported, but only the dorsal wing surfaces showed evidence of being condition dependent. 5. We investigated whether development of dorsal and ventral blue iridescence was coupled by determining correlations in colour properties between the wing surfaces. Our finding of positive correlations indicated a potential developmental constraint in the evolution of colour differences between the two wing surfaces. 6. Results of this study suggest that some properties of iridescent coloration on the hindwing of the pipevine swallowtail (especially intensity) may have been fine-tuned by evolution in response to prevailing ambient light conditions and viewing perspectives that differ among types of signal receivers. © 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2010 British Ecological Society.
Cao L.,James Franck Institute |
Cao L.,Argonne National Laboratory |
Nome R.A.,James Franck Institute |
Nome R.A.,University of Campinas |
And 5 more authors.
Nano Letters | Year: 2010
Three-dimensional finite-difference time-domain simulations were performed to explore the excitation of surface plasmon resonances in long silver (Ag) nanowires. In particular, we show that it is possible to generate plasmonic wave packets that can propagate along the nanowire by exciting superpositions of surface plasmon resonances. By using an appropriately chirped pulse, it is possible to transiently achieve localization of the excitation at the distal end of the nanowire. Such designed coherent superpositions will allow realizing spatiotemporal control of plasmonic excitations for enhancing nonlinear responses in plasmonic "circuits". © 2010 American Chemical Society.
Langford G.J.,Florida Southern College |
Janovy Jr. J.,Florida Southern College |
Janovy Jr. J.,University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Journal of Parasitology | Year: 2013
Lungworms of the cosmopolitan genus Rhabdias are among the most common parasites of amphibians and squamate reptiles. The present study used experimental infections, field studies, and a molecular phylogeny to determine the host specificity of 6 Rhabdias spp. that infect snakes and anurans from North America. The molecular phylogeny suggests Rhabdias ranae from Nebraska and Mississippi may represent separate, cryptic species. In addition, the phylogeny strongly supports separate clades for anuran and snake lungworms. Field studies and experimental infections indicate that snake lungworms are generalist snake parasites; however, laboratory experiments also suggest that lizards can be infected under some environmental conditions. Lungworms from anurans were found not to infect salamanders or reptiles, in nature or in the laboratory; anuran lungworm species ranged from strict host specificity, e.g., R. ranae from Nebraska, to relative generalist, e.g., Rhabdias joaquinensis from Nebraska. Overall, host specificity for species of Rhabdias does not provide support for the evolution of progressive specialization over time. For most species of lungworms, host specificity in nature appears to be limited by both ecological and physiological factors, which vary between species and their hosts. Furthermore, some lungworms, e.g., Rhabdias bakeri from Missouri, appear to be tracking host resources instead of host phylogenies, an example of ecological fitting. © American Society of Parasitologists 2013.
Eddaoudi M.,King Abdullah University of Science and Technology |
Eddaoudi M.,University of South Florida |
Sava D.F.,University of South Florida |
Sava D.F.,Sandia National Laboratories |
And 4 more authors.
Chemical Society Reviews | Year: 2015
This review highlights various design and synthesis approaches toward the construction of ZMOFs, which are metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) with topologies and, in some cases, features akin to traditional inorganic zeolites. The interest in this unique subset of MOFs is correlated with their exceptional characteristics arising from the periodic pore systems and distinctive cage-like cavities, in conjunction with modular intra- and/or extra-framework components, which ultimately allow for tailoring of the pore size, pore shape, and/or properties towards specific applications. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2015.
Roll C.,Florida Southern College
Journal of Voice | Year: 2015
Background: Traditionally, the female belt range extended to C5, but in current rock/pop Broadway productions, women are often required to belt up to an F5. This recent extension of the belt voice beyond C5 is a significant change, and female musical theater singers need effective strategies to produce these higher belt notes. Objective: The intent of this study was to gain a clear understanding of the strategies used to successfully teach and produce the higher range of the female musical theater belt voice. Methods: The study is a qualitative design composed of two data collection methods: interviews with four nationally recognized master musical theater voice teachers and 17 of their female belt students, and observations of the master teachers working with these students in their private studios. Results: There was much consensus among the teachers and singers on the strategies of producing the higher belt range, such as incorporating more head voice involvement with closed vowels and maintaining a speech-like quality. Singers report that they produce high belt notes with more of a mix vocal approach. Teachers suggest that female voice type may determine the extent of a singer's ability in this high belt range. Conclusions: The high belt will be narrow, based on closed vowels, mixing in some degree of head voice function. Although this study has revealed some guidelines for the female musical theater high belt and similar strategies among master teachers, voice teachers should be aware of the variability of their female musical theater voice students. © 2015 The Voice Foundation.
Florida Southern College | Date: 2014-02-27
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Florida Southern College | Date: 2014-02-27
Hats; Hooded sweatshirts; Jackets; Pants; Shirts; Shorts; Sweatshirts; Tank tops. Entertainment in the nature of competitions in the field of athletics; Entertainment in the nature of baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, lacrosse and volleyball games; Organizing exhibitions for educational, cultural, sporting and entertainment purposes.
News Article | November 1, 2016
Created and funded by Comcast/NBCUniversal/Telemundo, the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC) is pleased to announce the NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship program recipients for the 2016-17 academic year. Ten students from across the U.S. were selected to receive a one-time scholarship of $5,000 to pursue a degree at U.S. post-secondary institutions. “NBCUniversal is a prestigious, mass media corporation that I would love to be a part of in the future. I cannot thank them and LNESC enough for this opportunity” states Marielle Martinez from Florida Southern College. Recipients were selected based on their academic performance, professional goals, and interest in the entertainment industry. This year’s NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship Program recipients are: “NBCUniversal is proud to partner with LNESC to recognize this group of talented and driven students,” said Craig Robinson, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, NBCUniversal. “We are honored to recognize their achievements and pleased to support them as they continue to pursue their career goals.” “As the educational arm of LULAC, LNESC not only strives to deliver the highest quality educational services to enroll students in post-secondary institutions, but to see that they have the tools and resources necessary to complete a four-year degree and enter the workforce. It is only through our partnerships with generous corporations, such as NBCUniversal, that we are able to continue providing financial resources to promising Latino students from across the country,” says LNESC Executive Director Richard Roybal. According to the Pew Research Hispanic Center, a record-setting 69 percent of Hispanic high school graduates enrolled in college last year. Despite the attainment gap narrowing, however, Hispanics continue to lag behind their counterparts in obtaining a bachelor’s degree. About LNESC Since 1973, LNESC has focused on creating a menu of developmentally appropriate educational initiatives. These model programs are designed to help the organization reach its mission of providing the highest quality education programs needed to help members of the Hispanic community become life-long learners and leaders. Through these efforts, LNESC has contributed to the academic success of 500,000 promising Hispanic and disadvantaged students and has provided more than $20 million to nearly 26,000 students. More information about LNESC and its programs can be found at http://www.lnesc.org. About NBCUniversal NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. To learn more visit: http://www.nbcuniversal.com.