Grove City College is a Christian liberal arts college in Grove City, Pennsylvania, about 50 miles north of Pittsburgh. According to the College Bulletin, its stated threefold mission is to provide an excellent education at an affordable price in a thoroughly Christian environment. Former College president Richard Jewell has said, "The two tenets that this school is most about are faith and freedom."The school emphasizes a humanities core curriculum, which endorses the Judeo-Christian Western tradition and the free market. While loosely associated with the Presbyterian Church, the college is non-denominational and does not require students to sign a statement of faith, but they are required to attend sixteen chapel services per semester. Wikipedia.
Homan K.J.,Grove City College
Mental Health, Religion and Culture | Year: 2014
Attachment theory posits that insecure attachment is a risk factor for the development of anxiety and depression and ample evidence supports this idea. Research has also demonstrated links between attachment to God and mental health, but little is known about the emotion regulatory mechanism that underlies this relationship. The present study explored the explanatory role of self-compassion in the relation between attachment to God and anxiety, depression, and life satisfaction in a sample of 181 adults who completed an online survey. Elevated attachment anxiety and avoidance were associated with higher depression and anxiety, and lower life satisfaction. Self-compassion mediated these associations (in an inverse direction for anxiety and depression), suggesting that people who feel uncomfortable depending on God, or who fear God's rejection, have difficulty extending kindness to themselves. Possible interventions are discussed in the context of these results. © 2014, © 2014 Taylor & Francis.
Gonzalez G.,Grove City College
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters | Year: 2011
Several recent studies have reported differences invsini, abundance-condensation temperature trends and chromospheric activity between samples of stars with and without Doppler-detected planets. These findings have been disputed, and the status of these results remains uncertain. We evaluate these claims using additional published data and find support for all three. © 2011 The Author Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society © 2011 RAS.
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Gilbert I.J.,Grove City College |
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Kiminki D.C.,University of Wyoming
Astrophysical Journal | Year: 2010
We use mid-infrared images from the Spitzer Space Telescope Cygnus X Legacy Survey to search for stellar bow shocks (BSs), a signature of early-type "runaway" stars with high space velocities. We identify ten arc-shaped nebulae containing centrally located stars as candidate BSs. New spectroscopic observations of five stars show that all are late-O to early-B dwarfs, while one is a previously classified B0.2 giant. These stars have moderate radial velocities, differing by ΔV< 10 km s-1 from members of the Cygnus OB2 Association. The spectral energy distributions (SEDs) of the other four stars are consistent with late-O to early-B dwarfs at the nominal 1.6kpc distance of Cyg OB2. Our morphologically selected sample of BS candidates encompasses diverse physical phenomena. Three of the stars appear to be pre-main-sequence objects on the basis of rising SEDs in the mid-IR, and their nebulae may be photon-dominated regions illuminated by the central star but shaped by external sources such as winds from Cyg OB2. Four objects have ambiguous classification. These may be partial dust shells or bubbles. We conclude that three of the objects are probable BSs, based on their morphological similarity to analytic prescriptions. Their nebular morphologies reveal no systematic pattern of orientations that might indicate either a population of stars ejected from or large-scale hydrodynamic outflows from Cyg OB2. The fraction of runaways among OB stars near Cyg OB2 identified either by radial velocity or BS techniques is ∼0.5%, much smaller than the ∼8% estimated among field OB stars. We discuss possible reasons for this difference. We also obtained a heliocentric radial velocity for the previously known BS star, BD+43°3654, of -66.2 9.4 km s-1, solidifying its runaway status and implying a space velocity of 77 ± 10 km s-1. We use the principles of momentum-driven BSs in conjunction with the observed sizes, BS luminosities and SEDs, and dust/polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon emission models to arrive at a novel method for estimating stellar mass loss rates. Derived mass loss rates range between 10-7 and few ×10 -6 M ⊙ yr-1 for the three O5V-B2V stars identified as generating BSs. These values are at the upper range of, but broadly consistent with, estimates from other methods. We calculate a relatively large mass loss rate of 160 × 10-6 M ⊙ yr -1 for O4If star BD+43°3654 using the same method. © 2010. The American Astronomical Society.
Homan K.,Grove City College
Body Image | Year: 2010
Although internalization of the thin ideal has been extensively researched and is now regarded as a risk factor for eating disturbance, endorsement of the firm, athletic body ideal has received only minimal attention. This short-term longitudinal study explored whether internalization of two aspects of the current cultural ideal (thinness and athleticism) prospectively predicted three potentially deleterious outcomes: body dissatisfaction, dieting, and compulsive exercise. Undergraduate women (N = 231) completed self-report measures at the beginning of the academic year and again 7 months later (N = 156 at Time 2). Athletic-ideal internalization predicted change in compulsive exercise over the 7-month study period but not body dissatisfaction or dieting; thin-ideal internalization predicted change in all three outcomes. When both internalization measures were tested simultaneously, neither contributed unique variance. Results suggest that athletic-ideal internalization is not as detrimental as thin-ideal internalization. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Dr. C. Michael Roland, chemist and senior scientist for soft matter physics in the Chemistry Division at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Roland is recognized by the APS for important experimental contributions and physical insight into the temperature and pressure dependence of the dynamics of polymeric systems. Roland holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Grove City College, Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University. Prior to coming to NRL in 1986, Roland was employed by the Firestone Central Research Laboratory in Akron, Ohio, with a focus on rubber and fiber research and development. At NRL, Roland continues his studies in the viscoelastic, mechanical and dielectric properties of materials, and most recently have employed elastomeric coatings for application in military armor. Roland was editor of Rubber Chemistry & Technology from 1991 to 1999, and has served on editorial boards including Macromolecules, Advances in Chemistry, and the American Chemical Society (ACS) Symposium Series. He has consulted for various companies, including Acushnet, Allied-Signal, Bridgestone, Fujikura Rubber, Watts Radiant, and the U.S. Department of Justice. Additionally, Roland chaired the 1999 Gordon Research Conference on Elastomers, Networks, and Gels and the 1996 International Rubber Science Hall of Fame Symposium. Author of over 390 peer-review publications, 24 book chapters, 16 patents, and the book "Viscoelastic Behavior of Rubbery Materials" (Oxford Univ. Press, 2011), Roland's publications have been cited 11,000 times, earning an H-index of 53. He has been an advisor to 21 postdoctoral researchers at NRL and has given142 lectures at conferences and workshops, including four Gordon Research Conferences talks. Roland was also the recipient of the NRL E.O. Hulburt Award (2010), the Sigma Xi Pure Science Award (2002), the NRL Edison Award (2000), the ACS Charles Goodyear Medal (2012), and is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (United Kingdom). About the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory provides the advanced scientific capabilities required to bolster our country's position of global naval leadership. The Laboratory, with a total complement of approximately 2,500 personnel, is located in southwest Washington, D.C., with other major sites at the Stennis Space Center, Miss., and Monterey, Calif. NRL has served the Navy and the nation for over 90 years and continues to advance research further than you can imagine. For more information, visit the NRL website or join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.