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Henderson State University, founded in 1890 as Arkadelphia Methodist College, is a four-year public liberal arts university located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, United States. It is Arkansas's only member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. Henderson's curricula based on the belief that a liberal arts education is essential for all undergraduates; Henderson utilizes a program based on a core of courses in the arts and science. The school owns and operates radio station KSWH-FM, as well as the local Public-access television cable TV channel, HTV on Suddenlink's channel 9. Wikipedia.


Williamson W.P.,Henderson State University | Hood Jr. R.W.,University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Mental Health, Religion and Culture | Year: 2012

This is a longitudinal study of spiritual transformation at the Lazarus Project (LP), a 12-month Pentecostal-Charismatic residency program for substance abuse. In 2006, we began administering to residents an assessment protocol consisting of psychological (depression, self-esteem, psychopathology, Big 5 personality markers) and religiosity (fundamentalism, religious orientation, spiritual well-being, mysticism) measures. Assessments were at: (T1) induction; (T2) six months; (T3) graduation; and (T4) one-year post-graduation. We also assessed a membership group from the sponsoring church using the same protocol. Analyses found that general change in graduate scores occurred from T1 to T2 and persisted to T3 and T4. Comparative analyses found that LP graduate score patterns generally agreed with those of LP dropouts at T1, but diverged at T2, becoming more similar to score patterns of church members. Using all measures, a regression analysis found that the personality marker of (less) openness was the most powerful predictor of resident dropout. The preliminary findings suggest that, among chronic substance abusers, the LP helps to facilitate conversion as a form of spiritual transformation that persists at least one-year post-graduation. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC. Source


Szulczyk K.R.,Henderson State University | McCarl B.A.,Texas A&M University | Cornforth G.,Texas A&M University
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews | Year: 2010

This research examines in detail the technology and economics of substituting ethanol for gasoline. This endeavor examines three issues. First, the benefits of ethanol/gasoline blends are examined, and then the technical problems of large-scale implementation of ethanol. Second, ethanol production possibilities are examined in detail from a variety of feedstocks and technologies. The feedstocks are the starch/sugar crops and crop residues, while the technologies are corn wet mill, dry grind, and lignocellulosic fermentation. Examining in detail the production possibilities allows the researchers to identity the extent of technological change, production costs, byproducts, and GHG emissions. Finally, a U.S. agricultural model, FASOMGHG, is updated which predicts the market penetration of ethanol given technological progress, variety of technologies and feedstocks, market interactions, energy prices, and GHG prices. FASOMGHG has several interesting results. First, gasoline prices have a small expansionary impact on the U.S. ethanol industry. Both agricultural producers' income and cost both increase with higher energy prices. If wholesale gasoline is $4 per gallon, the predicted ethanol market penetration attains 53% of U.S. gasoline consumption in 2030. Second, the corn wet mill remains an important industry for ethanol production, because this industry also produces corn oil, which could be converted to biodiesel. Third, GHG prices expand the ethanol industry. However, the GHG price expands the corn wet mill, but has an ambiguous impact on lignocellulosic ethanol. Feedstocks for lignocellulosic fermentation can also be burned with coal to generate electricity. Both industries are quite GHG efficient. Finally, U.S. government subsidies on biofuels have an expansionary impact on ethanol production, but may only increase market penetration by an additional 1% in 2030, which is approximately 6 billion gallons. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source


Tumlison R.,Henderson State University
Wilson Journal of Ornithology | Year: 2012

Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) usually hunt from a perch and swoop down on prey. I observed a novel foraging strategy in which the bird deliberately, and successfully, attacked and deconstructed nests of squirrels to flush or capture prey in an urban environment. © 2012 by the Wilson Ornithological Society. Source


Roberts N.,University of South Carolina | Galluch P.S.,Roanoke College | Dinger M.,Henderson State University | Grover V.,Clemson University
MIS Quarterly: Management Information Systems | Year: 2012

Absorptive capacity is a firm's ability to identify, assimilate, transform, and apply valuable external knowledge. It is considered an imperative for business success. Modern information technologies perform a critical role in the development and maintenance of a firm's absorptive capacity. We provide an assessment of absorptive capacity in the information systems literature. IS scholars have used the absorptive capacity construct in diverse and often contradictory ways. Confusion surrounds how absorptive capacity should be conceptualized, its appropriate level of analysis, and how it can be measured. Our aim in reviewing this construct is to reduce such confusion by improving our understanding of absorptive capacity and guiding its effective use in IS research. We trace the evolution of the absorptive capacity construct in the broader organizational literature and pay special attention to its conceptualization, assumptions, and relationship to organizational learning. Following this, we investigate how absorptive capacity has been conceptualized, measured, and used in IS research. We also examine how absorptive capacity fits into distinct IS themes and facilitates understanding of various IS phenomena. Based on our analysis, we provide a framework through which IS researchers can more fully leverage the rich aspects of absorptive capacity when investigating the role of information technology in organizations. Source


Williamson W.P.,Henderson State University | Hood Jr. R.W.,University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Mental Health, Religion and Culture | Year: 2011

Pentecostalism and glossolalia have received much attention from the social sciences in recent decades. Although much has been learned from research, little attention has been given to initial Spirit baptism (SB) from a descriptive point of view, and none has been given from a phenomenologically oriented approach - which was the concern of this study. To investigate the experience of SB, we conducted phenomenological interviews with eight participants who were residents in a 12-month drug rehabilitation program sponsored by an independent Pentecostal-oriented congregation in the southeastern USA. A hermeneutic and thematic analysis found six major themes to emerge consistently across all eight transcribed protocols that described the meaning of the experience of SB: (1) "Connection with God"; (2) Physical Sensations; (3) Magnified Feelings; (4) "Prayer Language"; (5) Certain Knowing; and (6) "Hard to Describe." The findings are discussed in relation to existential grounds of experience and spiritual transformation. © 2011 Taylor & Francis. Source

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