Hillsdale, MI, United States
Hillsdale, MI, United States

Hillsdale College is a co-educational, non-profit liberal arts college in Hillsdale, Michigan, United States. National Review has described Hillsdale as "the conservative Harvard." It was the first American college to prohibit admissions discrimination based on race, sex, or religion in its written 1844 charter. Most of the curriculum is based on and centered on the teaching of the Western heritage as a product of both the Greco-Roman culture and the Judeo-Christian tradition. Hillsdale requires every student, regardless of major, to complete a core curriculum that includes courses on the Great Books and the U.S. Constitution. Wikipedia.


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News Article | October 26, 2016
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LEWISVILLE, Texas, Oct. 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Anna Barrett is a first-year teacher at Founders Classical Academy of Lewisville, Texas. You wouldn't know it by her poise, but just a year ago, she was still attending class at Baylor University, wondering how to make her teaching dreams a reality. "I wanted to teach from the time I entered the Honors College at Baylor, but the program doesn't offer education classes. The day I went in to change my major, my advisor suggested that a background in great books would actually make me a strong teacher in a classical school," she said. With the clock ticking on her senior year, she took note of an email from the college about a program called the American Teacher Initiative (ATI). It had been set up a few months earlier for the specific purpose of finding people just like her—liberal arts majors with a passion for education and civic responsibility. "I had no idea what ATI was all about, but I thought I'd check into it to see what it had to offer," Mrs. Barrett said. At the meeting, she discovered a route into the classroom that would require training, but not certification, that placed an emphasis on content and character. Mike Terry, the program's founder, explained that she already had the most important thing required to teach: content knowledge. She just needed basic training and then on-going mentoring. "The idea is that there are thousands of people out there who would make great teachers, but find this certification barrier in front of them. Anna is a great example. She has an honors degree in English Language Arts from a Tier One university. She knows literature, and she has a heart for students. She's exactly the right person to teach in a classical school," Mr. Terry said. Mrs. Barrett applied for the free program, and just weeks of graduating and getting married, she found herself among the inaugural cohort. After spending two weeks being trained in teaching theory and methodology at ATI's summer institute at the University of Dallas, she was ready for the classroom. ATI is a creation of ResponsiveEd, a charter school operator based in Lewisville. The company operates 75 schools across Texas and Arkansas and serves more than 21,000 students. Enrollment at ResponsiveEd's schools has more than doubled in the last ten years. Much of that growth has occurred in its line of classical schools, including Founders Classical Academy in Lewisville. The K-12 academy was launched in 2012 in partnership with Hillsdale College and serves about 900 students. "At all of our schools, we want our students to understand what it means to be human and how to be a responsible citizen. We share the founding fathers' view that maintaining a free society depends on knowledge and virtue. These ideas are tied together, and ATI was created to find and prepare educators to teach in this environment," said Mr. Terry, who also leads student recruiting and communications at ResponsiveEd. ATI's cohort members are now teaching at seven schools in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Tyler. Houston Baptist University (HBU) alumnus Andrew Jimenez is another member of ATI's first cohort. He teaches sixth graders at Woodlands Classical Academy just north of Houston. Mr. Jimenez earned a psychology degree with a minor in writing from HBU's honor college, but because of the university's focus on great texts, he is prepared to teach literature at the school. "My education at HBU and my training at ATI have been essential to my growth as a teacher. By reading, writing about and discussing the great works of Western civilization in HBU's Honors College, I was exposed to the classical model of education and learned how to better consider and discuss the virtues," Mr. Jimenez said. His school features a new virtue each month, which he incorporates into his lessons. "Usually, I will point out a particular character and his actions and will have a conversation with my students about how that character shows or lacks that virtue. Sometimes, students beat me to the questions. I love to see when they initiate the conversation about virtue because it means it's already on their minds," he said. ATI has started recruiting for its second cohort. For more information about applying, see their website at www.americanteacher.co.


News Article | October 26, 2016
Site: globenewswire.com

LEWISVILLE, Texas, Oct. 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Anna Barrett is a first-year teacher at Founders Classical Academy of Lewisville, Texas. You wouldn't know it by her poise, but just a year ago, she was still attending class at Baylor University, wondering how to make her teaching dreams a reality. "I wanted to teach from the time I entered the Honors College at Baylor, but the program doesn't offer education classes. The day I went in to change my major, my advisor suggested that a background in great books would actually make me a strong teacher in a classical school," she said. With the clock ticking on her senior year, she took note of an email from the college about a program called the American Teacher Initiative (ATI). It had been set up a few months earlier for the specific purpose of finding people just like her—liberal arts majors with a passion for education and civic responsibility. "I had no idea what ATI was all about, but I thought I'd check into it to see what it had to offer," Mrs. Barrett said. At the meeting, she discovered a route into the classroom that would require training, but not certification, that placed an emphasis on content and character. Mike Terry, the program's founder, explained that she already had the most important thing required to teach: content knowledge. She just needed basic training and then on-going mentoring. "The idea is that there are thousands of people out there who would make great teachers, but find this certification barrier in front of them. Anna is a great example. She has an honors degree in English Language Arts from a Tier One university. She knows literature, and she has a heart for students. She's exactly the right person to teach in a classical school," Mr. Terry said. Mrs. Barrett applied for the free program, and just weeks of graduating and getting married, she found herself among the inaugural cohort. After spending two weeks being trained in teaching theory and methodology at ATI's summer institute at the University of Dallas, she was ready for the classroom. ATI is a creation of ResponsiveEd, a charter school operator based in Lewisville. The company operates 75 schools across Texas and Arkansas and serves more than 21,000 students. Enrollment at ResponsiveEd's schools has more than doubled in the last ten years. Much of that growth has occurred in its line of classical schools, including Founders Classical Academy in Lewisville. The K-12 academy was launched in 2012 in partnership with Hillsdale College and serves about 900 students. "At all of our schools, we want our students to understand what it means to be human and how to be a responsible citizen. We share the founding fathers' view that maintaining a free society depends on knowledge and virtue. These ideas are tied together, and ATI was created to find and prepare educators to teach in this environment," said Mr. Terry, who also leads student recruiting and communications at ResponsiveEd. ATI's cohort members are now teaching at seven schools in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Tyler. Houston Baptist University (HBU) alumnus Andrew Jimenez is another member of ATI's first cohort. He teaches sixth graders at Woodlands Classical Academy just north of Houston. Mr. Jimenez earned a psychology degree with a minor in writing from HBU's honor college, but because of the university's focus on great texts, he is prepared to teach literature at the school. "My education at HBU and my training at ATI have been essential to my growth as a teacher. By reading, writing about and discussing the great works of Western civilization in HBU's Honors College, I was exposed to the classical model of education and learned how to better consider and discuss the virtues," Mr. Jimenez said. His school features a new virtue each month, which he incorporates into his lessons. "Usually, I will point out a particular character and his actions and will have a conversation with my students about how that character shows or lacks that virtue. Sometimes, students beat me to the questions. I love to see when they initiate the conversation about virtue because it means it's already on their minds," he said. ATI has started recruiting for its second cohort. For more information about applying, see their website at www.americanteacher.co.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Nike Running Camps new pole vaulting camps place a large emphasis on running mechanics for the approach, work on the pole, and very specific skills needed to participate in pole vault. Campers are taught breakthrough skill enhancing techniques that launch athletes to a higher tier. The following Nike Running Camps are offering pole-vaulting this summer. Nike Track & Field camp of champions at Stanford University: This one of a kind T&F camp features pole vaulting as one of its disciplines and is open to any and all entrants ages 12-18, welcoming pole vaulters of all skill levels. This co-ed camp runs July 2nd-6th. Nike Rising Stars Track & Field Camp Hillsdale College: This co-ed T&F camp is open to any and all entrants ages 12-18. Campers who choose pole vaulting as their discipline receive hands-on educational and skill training. This camp welcomes pole vaulters of all skill levels and runs July 12th-15th. Nike Track & Field Camp at The College at Brockport: Ranked #1 athletic facility in the New York State collegiate system in 2016, pole vaulters enjoy the immaculate Special Events Recreation Center, in which Olympian Gold Medalist Jenn Suhr set the Indoor World Record in the women’s pole vault in February of 2016. This co-ed T&F camp is open to any and all entrants ages 10-18, running July 30th – August 2nd. Duke Nike Track & Field Camp: “I highly recommend this camp to future campers,” states Olivia G., Duke University Camper 2016. “It's great for beginners to experienced track athletes. As a pole vaulter, I experienced a positive environment with my event group.” This co-ed T&F camp is open to any and all entrants ages 12-18, welcoming pole vaulters of all skill levels. This camp runs July 12th-15th. Nike Track & Field Camps SUNY Cortland: Considered to be one of the best pole vaulting camps in the country, this is the only Nike Running Camp that features an independent pole vaulting session. The SUNY Cortland camp offers top-of-the-line skill training as well as educational lectures given by NCAA coaches on topics geared towards cutting-edge knowledge about the pole vault. This co-ed pole vaulting camp is open to any and all entrants ages 12-18, welcoming beginners as well as more advanced vaulters. This camp runs July 28th-30th. NOTE: FOR LIABILITY REASONS, ALL OF THESE CAMPS REQUIRE THAT POLE VAULTERS BRING THEIR OWN POLES. For additional details or to register online, visit http://www.ussportscamps.com or call 1-800-NIKE-CAMP. About US Sports Camps, Inc. US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America’s largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. Over 80,000 kids attended a US Sports Camps program in 2016. The company has offered summer camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement.


Jia H.,Wayne State University | Osak M.,Hillsdale College | Bogu G.K.,Genome Institute of Singapore | Stanton L.W.,Genome Institute of Singapore | And 3 more authors.
RNA | Year: 2010

Experimental evidence suggests that half or more of the mammalian transcriptome consists of noncoding RNA. Noncoding RNAs are divided into short noncoding RNAs (including microRNAs) and long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs). We defined complementary DNAs (cDNAs) lacking any positive-strand open reading frames (ORFs) longer than 30 amino acids, as well as cDNAs lacking any evidence of interspecies conservation of their longer-than-30-amino acid ORFs, as noncoding. We have identified 5446 lncRNA genes in the human genome from ∼24,000 full-length cDNAs, using our new ORF-prediction pipeline. We combined them nonredundantly with lncRNAs from four published sources to derive 6736 lncRNA genes. In an effort to distinguish standalone and antisense lncRNA genes from database artifacts, we stratified our catalog of lncRNAs according to the distance between each lncRNA gene candidate and its nearest known protein-coding gene. We concurrently examined the protein-coding capacity of known genes overlapping with lncRNAs. Remarkably, 62% of known genes with "hypothetical protein" names actually lacked protein-coding capacity. This study has greatly expanded the known human lncRNA catalog, increased its accuracy through manual annotation of cDNA-to-genome alignments, and revealed that a large set of hypothetical-protein genes in GenBank lacks protein-coding capacity. In addition, we have developed, independently of existing NCBI tools, command-line programs with high-throughput ORF-finding and BLASTP-parsing functionality, suitable for future automated assessments of protein-coding capacity of novel transcripts. Copyright © 2010 RNA Society.


News Article | November 3, 2016
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Automatic Feed Company, a world-class designer and manufacturer of coil handling and press feeding automation solutions, has announced a series of promotions and appointments. Each of the newly appointed executives are highly qualified, previous employees of Automatic Feed. Effective October 4, 2016, Automatic Feed’s new management team is comprised of: A privately-held company originally established in 1949, Automatic Feed is owned by the Peter Beck family. The company has maintained its financial health by forging joint venture and technology partnerships to expand its capability into new markets. Its ongoing growth is due to solid OEM and Tier supplier relationships, extensive reinvestment, international business development and good labor relations. Across the industry, Automatic Feed is recognized for its financial stability and world-class technology and service, with global sales in China, Germany, Mexico, Japan and the United States. Automatic Feed Company provides turnkey capability including design and build, as well as 24-hour service. For more information on its coil processing and press-room automation solutions, visit http://www.automaticfeed.com/ Peter Beck, Chief Executive Office Beck, owner and CEO, started his career at Automatic Feed as a parts coordinator, working his way up to fabrication supervisor and service and repair manager until joining the executive management team in 1983. As chief executive officer, along with the president and vice president, he is responsible for guiding and supporting the company’s short- and long-term goals. He has received recognition as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and been integral to the company earning the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting, and Regional Growth Partnership Partner Award to name a few. For the past nine years, he has served as the chairman of the Northwest State Community College Foundation, where he studied electro-mechanical technology. Nathan Weaks, President Weaks joined Automatic Feed 31 years ago where he was appointed treasurer in 1987 and a director of the company in 2003. He has a BA in economics and religion from Adrian College, an MBA in market research from the University of Toledo and is a certified management accountant. He has presented at over 100 conferences on the topics of foreign trade financing, implementation of software systems and economic forecasts. Weaks has served as high school economics consultant for Junior Achievement, as Ohio’s School-to Work Region 2 Chairman and is currently finance chair of the Northwest State Community College Foundation and is on the AMT Financial Issues Committee in Washington DC. Krista Gerken, Chief Financial Officer Gerken joined Automatic Feed 19 years ago. She was hired as a staff accountant and was appointed controller in 2007. She is a certified public accountant with a BS in accounting from Hillsdale College and a Master’s in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University. Gerken is a member of the Ohio Society of CPA’s and the American Institute of CPA’s. Jeffry Stover, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Stover joined Automatic Feed in 2009 as director of sales, after working with Automatic Feed’s affiliate High Precision Technology since 2001. He has worked in the manufacturing field since 1982, providing him extensive experience in fab shop management, sales and project management with extensive knowledge of machine tools. He has Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toledo.


News Article | December 20, 2016
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HILLSDALE, Mich., Dec. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hillsdale College has again been named the No. 1 "Best College Value" in Michigan according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance's list of Top 300 Best College Values 2017. This is the 8th consecutive year that the college has been awarded this...


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Hillsdale College | Date: 2016-03-22

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News Article | February 27, 2017
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HILLSDALE, Mich., Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hillsdale College announces that Professor Anthony Esolen will address the class of 2017 at its 165th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 13 at 2 p.m. ET. An internationally-known lecturer, translator, and writer, Dr. Esolen is...


News Article | November 4, 2016
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HILLSDALE, Mich., Nov. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hillsdale College today awarded The Emily Daugherty Award for Teaching Excellence to Dr. Dwight Lindley, assistant professor of English. "Dr. Lindley's keen intelligence and unexcelled dedication to high learning make him an exemplary...


News Article | November 10, 2016
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HILLSDALE, Mich., Nov. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hillsdale College welcomes and encourages all U.S. military veterans to apply for its Freedom Scholarship, a private scholarship available exclusively to American veterans. The Freedom Scholarship is funded by private citizens who want to...

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