Georgetown, KY, United States
Georgetown, KY, United States

Georgetown College is a small, private, Christian liberal arts college located in Georgetown, Kentucky, United States. Chartered in 1829, Georgetown College was the first Baptist college west of the Allegheny Mountains. With a low student-to-faculty ratio of 11-to-1, the College offers many undergraduate degrees and a Master of Arts in Education. Wikipedia.

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News Article | May 16, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwired - May 16, 2017) - Ohio National Financial Services is pleased to announce the election of Julie S. Janson to the Board of Directors of The Ohio National Life Insurance Company and Ohio National Financial Services, Inc. Janson, executive vice president, external affairs, chief legal officer and corporate secretary of Duke Energy, was elected at Ohio National's Board of Directors meeting on May 12. Janson is the primary legal advisor to Duke Energy's board of directors and senior management and leads the Office of the General Counsel, which includes the company's legal, corporate governance and ethics and compliance functions. Janson is also responsible for corporate communications, federal government affairs, strategic policy and sustainability functions, stakeholder strategy and the Duke Energy Foundation. During her career with Duke Energy, she served as president of the company's utility operations in Ohio and Kentucky. Prior to that, she served as senior vice president of ethics and compliance and corporate secretary for Duke Energy. Prior to her tenure with Duke, Janson served a number of roles with Cinergy, including corporate secretary, chief compliance officer, senior counsel, corporate counsel to the international business unit and manager of investor relations. "Julie is an outstanding leader with strong business acumen. With her depth of experience as former president of the company's utility operations in Ohio and Kentucky, as well as in legal, corporate governance, regulatory affairs, ethics and compliance functions, we are honored to have her join our Board of Directors," said Gary T. "Doc" Huffman, CLU, ChFC, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "Ohio National focuses on delivering long-term policyholder value with quality products that help our customers achieve financial security and independence. Our Board of Directors reflects strong leadership, diversity in backgrounds and perspectives and a commitment to integrity that Ohio National values," Huffman added. Janson earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She also holds a bachelor's degree from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky. Janson is a member of the bar associations of Ohio and Kentucky with legal experience that spans nearly 30 years. She is a member of the DirectWomen Board Institute Class of 2011, a program designed to identify and promote accomplished female lawyers to serve on corporate boards of public companies. Janson is active in a number of community and professional activities, including the Edison Electric Institute legal committee and a director of the North Carolina Chamber Legal Institute. She is vice chair of Economic Development for the Charlotte Chamber executive committee and serves on the Queens University board of trustees. She is also a member of the Commercial Club of Cincinnati and serves as a trustee for the Duke Energy Foundation. Janson also chaired the Cincinnati Business Committee and co-chaired the Economic Development Task Force. She chaired the board of directors and the executive committee of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. She was also a member of the board of directors and executive committee of the Ohio Business Roundtable, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Vision 2015 CEO Roundtable in Northern Kentucky. Janson was a board member of the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC), the University of Cincinnati Foundation and Cintrifuse. She served as vice chair of the 2012 World Choir Games and chaired the city of Cincinnati's 2010 Fine Arts Fund campaign. She has also served on the boards of directors of the Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation, Vision 2015 Regional Stewardship Council, United Way of Greater Cincinnati and Lighthouse Youth Services. Tracing its corporate origins to 1909, Ohio National markets a variety of insurance and financial products through more than 50,000 representatives in 49 states (all except New York), the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and through affiliated operations in South America. Additional subsidiaries operate in New York and Connecticut. As of December 31, 2016, its affiliated companies have $41.8 billion total assets under management. Products are issued by The Ohio National Life Insurance Company and Ohio National Life Assurance Corporation. Ohio National is proud to be named a "Top Workplace" in Cincinnati for seven consecutive years by Enquirer Media (June 2010-2016) and employs more than 1,300 associates. Please visit ohionational.com for more information and for the latest company updates, connect with Ohio National on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Adams J.H.,Georgetown College
Home healthcare now | Year: 2015

Incorporating clinical nurse specialists (CNS) into home healthcare models is crucial for agencies that want to be on the leading edge of healthcare. As an advanced practice nurse, the CNS adds value by working with patients, home healthcare clinicians, and systems to improve patient outcomes. The CNS is a change agent who directly impacts the client during transitions in and out of home care, throughout the course of chronic disease management, and by assuring quality care is delivered by field clinicians.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-CA | Phase: HEALTH.2012.4.1-6 | Award Amount: 2.81M | Year: 2012

The MDGs succeeded in generating consensus on and mobilising resources towards agreed goals. They were less successful at clarifying responsibilities for achieving them. The MDG target on sharing global health innovation is particularly ambiguous about the allocation of responsibilities. The members of the consortium behind this proposal assume that the new goals for global health will need to be based on a broad global consensus on the goals, on accepted national and international responsibilities to achieve those goals, and on the kind of governance that is needed to ensure accountability for accepted responsibilities. They believe that the internationally agreed right to health provides a useful point of departure for the formulation of such a global consensus, that the goals should incorporate universal coverage, and that community input is critical to designing the goals. Consortium members will: * Assess the achievements and shortcomings of the MDG approach; * Consult communities whose health is most compromised on their essential needs and their perception of their entitlements under the right to health; * Assess the capacity of low and middle income countries to meet those needs and entitlements, including to identify where international assistance (financial and technical) or cooperation (on sharing innovation or avoiding the brain drain of health workers) is needed; * Analyse the international political economy of global health and global governance for health, to formulate international responsibility for global health; * Analyse, clarify, and re-affirm national responsibility for health, in the light of international responsibility for global health; * Propose new goals for global health, clarifying national and international responsibilities; * Provide suggestions for governance for global health to effectuate these responsibilities.


News Article | March 2, 2017
Site: www.prweb.com

The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has compiled a list of the best colleges and universities with online programs in Kentucky for 2017. Of the 20 four-year schools that were ranked, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Eastern Kentucky University, Murray State University and Western Kentucky University came in as the top five institutions. The top 16 two-year schools were also included, with West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Maysville Community and Technical College, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Jefferson Community and Technical College and Somerset Community College named as the top five. “The schools on our list have been evaluated based on more than a dozen unique data points,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “The results is a selection of the best online curriculum, program variety, student resources and graduation outcomes in Kentucky.” To earn a spot on the Best Online Schools list, colleges and universities in Kentucky must be institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit entities. Each college is also judged based on such criteria as student/teacher ratios, employment services, student resources, 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: The Best Online Four-Year Schools in Kentucky for 2017 include the following: Asbury University Brescia University Campbellsville University Eastern Kentucky University Georgetown College Kentucky Christian University Kentucky State University Kentucky Wesleyan College Lindsey Wilson College Midway College Morehead State University Murray State University Northern Kentucky University The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Thomas More College Union College University of Kentucky University of Louisville University of the Cumberlands Western Kentucky University Kentucky’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Ashland Community and Technical College Big Sandy Community and Technical College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Gateway Community and Technical College Hazard Community and Technical College Henderson Community College Hopkinsville Community College Jefferson Community and Technical College Madisonville Community College Maysville Community and Technical College Owensboro Community and Technical College Somerset Community College Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College West Kentucky Community and Technical 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 | December 7, 2016
Site: www.npr.org

President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency, announcing his decision in a statement Thursday. As attorney general, Pruitt has made no secret of his disdain for the EPA. His official biography calls him "a leading advocate against the EPA's activist agenda." He has repeatedly challenged the agency's rules in court, and he has even sued the EPA for an allegedly cozy "sue and settle" relationship with environmentalists. One profile noted that Pruitt would sue the federal government "every chance he can get." Pruitt, who met with Trump Thursday morning at Trump Tower in New York, has been an ardent defender of fossil fuels and the coal industry. The New York Times has reported that one letter to the EPA from Pruitt was ghostwritten by lawyers for Devon Energy, an Oklahoma oil and gas company. He spent eight years in Oklahoma's Senate before being elected state attorney general in 2010. In that role, he set up a "Federalism Unit" aimed at ferreting out and combating what he viewed as federal overreach. Conservative columnist George F. Will has called him "one of the Obama administration's most tenacious tormentors," explaining how Pruitt had been fighting against the Affordable Care Act as well as the administration's changes to immigration policy. "The American people are tired of seeing billions of dollars drained from our economy due to unnecessary EPA regulations, and I intend to run this agency in a way that fosters both responsible protection of the environment and freedom for American businesses," Pruitt said in a statement Friday. In that statement, Trump said the EPA has pursued "an out-of-control anti-energy agenda that has destroyed millions of jobs," and that Pruitt "will reverse this trend and restore the EPA's essential mission of keeping our air and our water clean and safe." Pruitt grew up in Lexington, Ky., and won a baseball scholarship to the University of Kentucky. He earned his bachelor's degree in communications and political science at Georgetown College and then a law degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law. He worked in private practice as a lawyer and co-owned a Minor League Baseball team called the Oklahoma City RedHawks. In an interview with the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, Pruitt described himself as "a big fan of beef" and said his favorite drink was coffee. The Sierra Club released a statement that called Pruitt "unfit" to lead the EPA. "Having Scott Pruitt in charge of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is like putting an arsonist in charge of fighting fires," it read in part. "He is a climate science denier who, as Attorney General for the state of Oklahoma, regularly conspired with the fossil fuel industry to attack EPA regulations."


News Article | December 7, 2016
Site: www.npr.org

President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency, announcing his decision in a statement Thursday. As attorney general, Pruitt has made no secret of his disdain for the EPA. His official biography calls him "a leading advocate against the EPA's activist agenda." He has repeatedly challenged the agency's rules in court, and he has even sued the EPA for an allegedly cozy "sue and settle" relationship with environmentalists. One profile noted that Pruitt would sue the federal government "every chance he can get." Pruitt, who met with Trump Thursday morning at Trump Tower in New York, has been an ardent defender of fossil fuels and the coal industry. The New York Times has reported that one letter to the EPA from Pruitt was ghostwritten by lawyers for Devon Energy, an Oklahoma oil and gas company. He spent eight years in Oklahoma's Senate before being elected state attorney general in 2010. In that role, he set up a "Federalism Unit" aimed at ferreting out and combating what he viewed as federal overreach. Conservative columnist George F. Will has called him "one of the Obama administration's most tenacious tormentors," explaining how Pruitt had been fighting against the Affordable Care Act as well as the administration's changes to immigration policy. "The American people are tired of seeing billions of dollars drained from our economy due to unnecessary EPA regulations, and I intend to run this agency in a way that fosters both responsible protection of the environment and freedom for American businesses," Pruitt said in a statement Friday. In that statement, Trump said the EPA has pursued "an out-of-control anti-energy agenda that has destroyed millions of jobs," and that Pruitt "will reverse this trend and restore the EPA's essential mission of keeping our air and our water clean and safe." Pruitt grew up in Lexington, Ky., and won a baseball scholarship to the University of Kentucky. He earned his bachelor's degree in communications and political science at Georgetown College and then a law degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law. He worked in private practice as a lawyer and co-owned a Minor League Baseball team called the Oklahoma City RedHawks. In an interview with the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, Pruitt described himself as "a big fan of beef" and said his favorite drink was coffee. The Sierra Club released a statement that called Pruitt "unfit" to lead the EPA. "Having Scott Pruitt in charge of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is like putting an arsonist in charge of fighting fires," it read in part. "He is a climate science denier who, as Attorney General for the state of Oklahoma, regularly conspired with the fossil fuel industry to attack EPA regulations."


Griffith T.,Georgetown College | Sultan S.E.,Wesleyan University
Ecology and Evolution | Year: 2012

Factors promoting the evolution of specialists versus generalists have been little studied in ecological context. In a large-scale comparative field experiment, we studied genotypes from naturally evolved populations of a closely related generalist/ specialist species pair (Polygonum persicaria and P. hydropiper), reciprocally transplanting replicates of multiple lines into open and partially shaded sites where the species naturally co-occur. We measured relative fitness, individual plasticity, herbivory, and genetic variance expressed in the contrasting light habitats at both low and high densities. Fitness data confirmed that the putative specialist out-performed the generalist in only one environment, the favorable full sun/lowdensity environment to which it is largely restricted in nature, while the generalist had higher lifetime reproduction in both canopy and dense neighbor shade. The generalist, P. persicaria, also expressed greater adaptive plasticity for biomass allocation and leaf size in shaded conditions than the specialist.We found no evidence that the ecological specialization of P. hydropiper reflects either genetically based fitness trade-offs or maintenance costs of plasticity, two types of genetic constraint often invoked to prevent the evolution of broadly adaptive genotypes. However, the patterns of fitness variance and herbivore damage revealed how release from herbivory in a new range can cause an introduced species to evolve as a specialist in that range, a surprising finding with important implications for invasion biology. Patterns of fitness variance between and within sites are also consistent with a possible role for the process of mutation accumulation (in this case, mutations affecting shade-expressed phenotypes) in the evolution and/or maintenance of specialization in P. hydropiper. © 2012 The Authors. Ecology and Evolution published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd.


Cloitre M.,New York University | Charuvastra A.,New York University | Carapezza R.,New York University | Stolbach B.C.,University of Chicago | Green B.L.,Georgetown College
Journal of Traumatic Stress | Year: 2011

This study provides a summary of the results of an expert opinion survey initiated by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Complex Trauma Task Force regarding best practices for the treatment of complex posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Ratings from a mail-in survey from 25 complex PTSD experts and 25 classic PTSD experts regarding the most appropriate treatment approaches and interventions for complex PTSD were examined for areas of consensus and disagreement. Experts agreed on several aspects of treatment, with 84% endorsing a phase-based or sequenced therapy as the most appropriate treatment approach with interventions tailored to specific symptom sets. First-line interventions matched to specific symptoms included emotion regulation strategies, narration of trauma memory, cognitive restructuring, anxiety and stress management, and interpersonal skills. Meditation and mindfulness interventions were frequently identified as an effective second-line approach for emotional, attentional, and behavioral (e.g., aggression) disturbances. Agreement was not obtained on either the expected course of improvement or on duration of treatment. The survey results provide a strong rationale for conducting research focusing on the relative merits of traditional trauma-focused therapies and sequenced multicomponent approaches applied to different patient populations with a range of symptom profiles. Sustained symptom monitoring during the course of treatment and during extended follow-up would advance knowledge about both the speed and durability of treatment effects.. © 2011 International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.


Jones N.B.,Georgetown College | Ledford E.,University of Louisville
Strength and Conditioning Journal | Year: 2012

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a grappling sport that combines aspects of wrestling and judo as well as its own specific techniques. this article discusses how to design an appropriate strength and conditioning program for the sport. it covers the strength, power, endurance, and flexibility needs of the jiujitsu athlete and injury prevention. Copyright © National Strength and Conditioning Association.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 199.90K | Year: 2011

At Georgetown College, the Chemistry faculty are transforming the way chemical education is conducted and thus impacting the interest levels, skills, and depth of knowledge of the students by introducing solids analysis through a graduated approach. The project enhances students understanding of solids and aids the development of their understanding of the use of Chemistry to a wide variety of practical applications, strengthens the scientific literacy of the general student body by demystifying chemical equipment and drawing connections between chemical analysis and relevant topics such as art, photography, environmental pollution, new materials, and food, and attracts more students to the STEM fields by giving them direct hands-on experience with modern instrumentation early in the academic career.


A new course, Chemistry, Color, and Art, is helping improve the scientific literacy and experience of students who choose non-science careers. More than half of the students at Georgetown College are directly impacted through Chemistry classes. Additionally, the program will have a broader impact on the region through a Bluegrass Regional Physical Chemistry Symposium, a high school summer science camp, and a Science Alliance with K-12 teachers from six surrounding counties. The details of the curriculum development and its evaluation will be disseminated through presentations at national meetings and publication in a chemical education journal. This project is also addressing the critical shortage of science professionals in Kentucky.

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