Indiana State University is a public university located in Terre Haute, Indiana, United States.The Princeton Review has named Indiana State as one of the "Best in the Midwest" 11 years running, U.S. News & World Report classifies Indiana State University as a tier 2 national university. The current Carnegie classification for ISU is Doctorallanguage pathology programs are nationally recognized.Indiana State is a diverse university, with 3.8% of students attending as international students and 19.5% of students belonging to a minority. Of the 19.5% minority students, 75.4% are African American, 8.3% are multiracial, 8.3 percent are Hispanic and Latino American, 5.8 percent are Asian American, and 2.1 percent are Native American.Indiana State is the first public university in Indiana to require incoming freshmen to have a laptop. ISU offers Lenovo Thinkpad T430u laptops to incoming freshmen with high school GPAs of 3.0 or higher as part of its Laptop Initiative.ISU is a member of the College Consortium of Western Indiana. This membership allows students who are full-time at their home institution to take classes at the other member institutions of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Wikipedia.
News Article | April 17, 2017
The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees approved Rich Walker as vice chancellor for administration (VCA) for the Edwardsville campus during its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, April 6 on the Carbondale campus. Walker stepped into the role of interim vice chancellor for administration when former VCA Kenn Neher retired in May 2016. Prior to serving as interim VCA, Walker had served as the assistant vice chancellor for administration for planning and budgeting since 2001. Walker provides leadership to the SIUE community and to the VCA directors in matters related to long-range facility planning and budget development. He has been responsible for the development of the University’s annual capital RAMP budget and the development, submission and implementation of the VCA functional area budget. Walker has served in many leadership roles in academic and professional organizations, including the SIUE Chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Leadership St. Louis and the Scott Air Force Base Military Affairs Committee for Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois. In addition, he was recognized with the Carol Kimmel Community Service Award for Faculty and Staff in 2005. In the Edwardsville community, Walker served on the City Council for 16 years and was chair of the finance committee, public services committee, the administrative services committee, task force on technology, Wildey Theatre development committee and represented SIUE on the City’s public safety facilities planning committee. Walker earned a master’s from SIUE and a bachelor’s from Indiana State University. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville provides students with a high quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live. Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottomland and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 14,000.
News Article | May 29, 2017
Working Capital of $46.6 million as at March 31, 2017 CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 29, 2017) - GrowMax Resources Corp. (the "Company" or "GrowMax Resources") (TSX VENTURE:GRO) announces that it has filed its condensed interim consolidated financial statements and Interim MD&A - Quarterly Highlights relating to its first quarter 2017 results. These filings can be accessed on SEDAR's website at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website at www.growmaxcorp.com. In addition, the Company announces further details regarding the extension and modification of its commitments related to the Bayovar Property in Peru, and details of the Company's upcoming annual and special meeting of common shareholders, at which the Company intends to propose two new directors for election, both with significant fertilizer industry experience. Stephen Keith, President of GrowMax Resources, stated, "We are pleased to report that in addition to progressing our potash and phosphate projects in Peru, we were able to limit spending in Q1/17 while monetizing non-core available-for-sale financial assets, allowing us to increase our cash and equivalents on hand to approximately $46.4 million as at March 31, 2017. The Company's strong working capital balance combined with the progress we continue to make on our core Peruvian fertilizer assets has helped us to attract strong new board members, which we believe further strengthens our positioning and ability to execute our strategy of becoming a leading producer of potash and phosphate fertilizer products in Peru." SUMMARY OF SELECTED FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS The following Summary of Selected Financial and Operational Highlights have been derived from the condensed interim consolidated financial statements and Interim MD&A - Quarterly Highlights. Readers are encouraged to review the entire condensed interim consolidated financial statements and Interim MD&A - Quarterly Highlights. All amounts are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated. See notes (1) and (2) further below. In May 2017, a two-year extension and modification to the Company's commitments pursuant to the transfer agreement was approved. As a result, the following commitments related to the project are outstanding as of the current date: GrowMax Resources is focused on working towards reaching these commitments and moving forward on the Bayovar Project. GrowMax is pleased to announce that the Company's annual and special meeting of common shareholders will be held at 3:00 P.M. (Calgary Time) on June 28, 2017 at The Metropolitan Centre, 333 - 4th Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta (the "Shareholders Meeting"). A Notice of Meeting and Management Information Circular ("Information Circular") setting out the items of business as well as other regulatory disclosures will be mailed to all shareholders of record as at May 23, 2017. Shareholders are encouraged to attend the Shareholders Meeting in person or to submit their proxies and voting instruction forms in the manner set out in the Information Circular. At the Shareholders Meeting, two new directors, Mr. John Van Brunt and Mr. Stephen Paxton, are being proposed for election as directors of the Company. Mr. Ken Geren elected not to stand for re-election as a director. Mr. John Van Brunt is a chemical engineer and fertilizer industry executive with more than 40 years of experience in the production and distribution of agricultural products. He was a director of Rio Verde Minerals Development Corporation from 2011 to the spring of 2013. Mr. Van Brunt was the Chief Executive Officer of Agrium Inc. from 1993 until his retirement in September 2003. Prior thereto, he was the President of Cominco Fertilizers from 1991 to 2003. He has served on the Executive Committee of the International Fertilizer Association ("IFA") located in Paris between 2003 and 2005 and as the President of the IFA from 2003 to 2005. Mr. Van Brunt has also served on the board of directors of several private and public companies involved in the fertilizer industry. Mr. Steven Paxton is a former senior executive with The Mosaic Company and predecessor companies and has over 35 years of global fertilizer sales and marketing management experience. Mr. Paxton is currently a director of JDC Phosphates, a private phosphate technology development company since March 2014. Prior thereto, Mr. Paxton was Vice President International Sales for The Mosaic Company between October 2004 and June 2010 during which time he also served as President and Director of the Phosphate Chemical Export Association (PhosChem). During his 35 year tenure as an industry executive, he also served on several boards of directors including the Canadian Potash Export Association, Coromandel Fertilizer Pty. Ltd, Chinhae Chemical Company and IMC Pacific Limited. He served as a phosphate industry consultant to the United States Trade Representative for WTO negotiations with China. Mr. Paxton graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Indiana State University in 1974, and from the Advanced Management Program at Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Business in 1998. Abby Badwi, Executive Chairman, commented, "We are very pleased to have Mr. Van Brunt and Mr. Paxton agreeing to join our board. Their vast collective experience in the fertilizer business will be most valuable for the Company and its forward growth plans. The board of GrowMax and I would also like to thank Mr. Ken Geren for his time and effort as director of the Company since June 2015. His involvement in re-organizing the Company and its future direction was very valuable." Mr. Geren commented, "It has been my pleasure to serve on GrowMax Resources' board of directors. When I joined the board, my intention was to help better align management and shareholder interests. I believe this has largely been achieved. With the potential addition of two extremely strong board members, which add valuable fertilizer industry experience, I am comfortable stepping down from my position at this time." The Company would like to congratulate its director, Mr. Rakesh Kapur, Joint Managing Director, Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO), on being elected the Chairman of the International Fertilizer Association ("IFA") at IFA's recent Annual Conference. Paris based IFA is the global Fertilizer Association having approximately 500 Members Worldwide representing 68 countries. GrowMax Resources Corp. is a publicly listed Canadian company (Ticker GRO on TSX-V) focused on exploration and development of phosphate and potassium-rich brine resources on its Bayovar Property, which is located in the Sechura Desert in northwestern Peru. The Company's vision is to become a leading producer of phosphate and potash fertilizer products in Peru. GrowMax Resources owns approximately 92% of GrowMax Agri Corp., a private company that owns 100% of the Bayovar Property, which currently covers approximately 227,000 gross acres. The Indian Farmers Fertiliser Co-operative Limited (IFFCO) and its affiliates own approximately 8% of GrowMax Agri Corp. Certain statements contained in this Press Release may constitute "forward-looking information" as such term is used in applicable Canadian and US securities laws. Any information or statements contained herein that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events should be viewed as forward-looking information. Such information relate to analyses and other information that are based upon forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of management. Such forward-looking information involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different than those results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. In particular, statements (express or implied) contained herein or in the Company's Interim MD&A - Quarterly Highlights regarding the following should be considered as forward-looking information: the Company's goals, growth, plans, strategy and objectives; progress on the Company's assets; the Company's positioning and ability to execute its strategy of becoming a leading produce of potash and phosphate fertilizer projects in Peru; the reaching of the Company's commitments and moving forward on the Bayovar Project; and the election of new board members. Additional forward-looking information is contained in the Company's Interim MD&A - Quarterly Highlights, and reference should be made to the additional disclosures of the assumptions, risks and uncertainties relating to such forward-looking information in that document. There is no assurance that such forward-looking information will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could vary or differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward looking statements contained in this Press Release. This cautionary statement expressly qualifies the forward-looking statements contained herein and in the Interim MD&A - Quarterly Highlights. Forward-looking information is based on management's beliefs, expectations, estimates and opinions on the date statements are made and the Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking information and whether the beliefs, expectations, estimates and opinions upon which such forward-looking information is based has changed, except as required by applicable law. NEITHER THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THE RELEASE.
News Article | May 23, 2017
The partnership between OXiGEN and kathy ireland® Worldwide establishes Ireland as a public voice for OXiGEN, while also opening up a vast array of resources for Formula Four Beverages Inc. related to marketing, production, and sales and distribution networks "OXiGEN products are destined for global success," says Ireland. "This is a dynamic lifestyle brand that our company is extremely proud to be apart of. Our team is fortunate and excited to have the opportunity to bring this innovative product to new and disruptive levels in the beverage category and beyond. The moment you experience OXiGEN products, your feeling about water, energy drinks and many other beverages will change. The difference is obvious. In the beverage space, there's OXiGEN and everything else. These life enhancing products are supported by an extraordinary and dedicated team." OXiGEN water and shot both contain a proprietary highly stable O oxygen molecule rather than the compressed gas form of oxygen, O . OXiGEN water distinguishes itself from all other bottled waters as it contains 100x more oxygen than regular water, while OXiGEN shot is a highly concentrated, 0.5 fl. oz. oxygenated shot containing 5x the oxygen of OXiGEN water. Both products are all-natural with no sugar, no caffeine, no calories and no unhealthy additives. A 6-month, double-blind, placebo controlled study completed at Indiana State University shows that OXiGEN reduces the effects of fatigue and improves post-exercise recovery in general. The study passed peer review and is published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. OXiGEN's two functional products are distributed throughout the U.S. As part of Formula Four Beverages Inc.'s active international distribution program OXiGEN water is also available in Mexico and the Middle East. The company is looking to continue to expand on an international basis. kiWW® is listed as one of the most powerful brands in the world by License Global Magazine. According to Fairchild Publications, Kathy Ireland is one of the 50 most influential people in fashion. Kathy graces the cover of Forbes Magazine twice (2012, 2016). Kathy and kiWW® support many non-profits including: YWCA Greater Los Angeles for which she is an Ambassador, Dream Foundation, Providence Educational Foundation, 911 for Kids/AEF, and the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Kathy is named an Ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. Founded in Vancouver, Canada in 2014, Formula Four Beverages Inc. is the premier supplier of high-quality, science-based oxygenated beverage products that benefit the health, wellness and lifestyle of everyone; our products don't discriminate. For more information visit us at www.drinkOXiGEN.com or chat with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @F4OXiGEN. ASO® is a registered trademark of Oxigenesis, Inc. Used with permission. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/kathy-ireland-worldwide-partners-with-oxigen-to-drive-global-awareness-through-brand-marketing-and-promotional-support-300462063.html
News Article | May 10, 2017
"We are pleased to partner with Indiana State University and provide video learning tools to enhance the delivery of in-classroom and online pedagogies. Video tools immerse students into deeper learning experiences and can create more engaging and personalized learning journeys," said Dr. Ajit Singh, President with YuJa. Using YuJa, students can review course material outside of class, watch lectures, ask questions, and engage with classmates and instructors. More in-depth course engagement maximizes student interest and understanding. Mobile access better facilitates learning for students both on and off campus. About Indiana State University Located in Terre Haute, Indiana, Indiana State University was originally founded as Indiana State Normal School in 1865. According to the Mission of Indiana State University, "Indiana State is dedicated to teaching and the creation of knowledge while maintaining its longstanding commitment to inclusiveness, community and public service, and access to higher education." Indiana State serves nearly 14,000 students across 100 majors, 60+ online programs and boasts a 19:1 student-to-faculty ratio. About YuJa YuJa Corporation powers enterprise video everywhere. Our Enterprise Video Platform empowers education enterprises of all sizes - higher-ed, K-12 and corporate - to deliver media-centric learning experiences including lecture capture, live streaming, media management, video classrooms, and immersive social & mobile learning tools. We have U.S. offices in sunny Silicon Valley, California and Canadian offices in Waterloo and Toronto. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/indiana-state-university-partners-with-yuja-enterprise-video-to-provide-campus-wide-video-learning-tools-300454815.html
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Remote Sensing of Environment | Year: 2012
The knowledge of impervious surfaces, especially the magnitude, location, geometry, spatial pattern of impervious surfaces and the perviousness-imperviousness ratio, is significant to a range of issues and themes in environmental science central to global environmental change and human-environment interactions. Impervious surface data is important for urban planning and environmental and resources management. Therefore, remote sensing of impervious surfaces in the urban areas has recently attracted unprecedented attention. In this paper, various digital remote sensing approaches to extract and estimate impervious surfaces will be examined. Discussions will focus on the mapping requirements of urban impervious surfaces. In particular, the impacts of spatial, geometric, spectral, and temporal resolutions on the estimation and mapping will be addressed, so will be the selection of an appropriate estimation method based on remotely sensed data characteristics. This literature review suggests that major approaches over the past decade include pixel-based (image classification, regression, etc.), sub-pixel based (linear spectral unmixing, imperviousness as the complement of vegetation fraction etc.), object-oriented algorithms, and artificial neural networks. Techniques, such as data/image fusion, expert systems, and contextual classification methods, have also been explored. The majority of research efforts have been made for mapping urban landscapes at various scales and on the spatial resolution requirements of such mapping. In contrast, there is less interest in spectral and geometric properties of impervious surfaces. More researches are also needed to better understand temporal resolution, change and evolution of impervious surfaces over time, and temporal requirements for urban mapping. It is suggested that the models, methods, and image analysis algorithms in urban remote sensing have been largely developed for the imagery of medium resolution (10-100. m). The advent of high spatial resolution satellite images, spaceborne hyperspectral images, and LiDAR data is stimulating new research idea, and is driving the future research trends with new models and algorithms. © 2011 Elsevier Inc.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Fellowship | Program: | Phase: GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS | Award Amount: 46.00K | Year: 2016
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is a highly competitive, federal fellowship program. GRFP helps ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based masters and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of financial support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM and STEM education. This award supports the NSF Graduate Fellows pursuing graduate education at this GRFP institution.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: IUSE | Award Amount: 50.00K | Year: 2015
Through the NSF Innovation Corps for Learning Program, (I-Corps L), this project will develop ways to achieve more widespread use of a teaching method proven to improve the diagnostic skills of engineering and technology students throughout the US. Diagnostic skill is one of the key competencies to be cultivated in many undergraduate technology or engineering curricular. As engineering/technology education shifting towards more outcome-based, learner-centered practice, developing effective teaching material to provide students with appropriate conceptual understanding and needed factual knowledge of technical diagnosis has become a critical task. Under prior support from the National Science Foundation a team of Indiana State University (ISU) faculty have developed a diagnostic skills training software for undergraduate technology and engineering students. Preliminary data collected from multiple technology programs at several institutions has shown that software enhances student learning on diagnostic thinking and skills. The features and flexible configuration of the software make it ideal for other STEM disciplines where diagnostic training is highly sought. With the support of I-Corps L, the project team will develop the means to promote widespread adoption, adaptation, and utilization of this promising practice.
Engineers and technicians have long used decision-trees or trouble-shooting guides to assist the diagnostic process while identifying problems in technical systems. The idea of using interactive training strategies centered around the creation and use of visual maps to develop diagnostic thinking beyond the use of decision-trees or trial-and-error is grounded in the ineffectiveness of these traditional means to solve problems. The interactive experimental setting adopted by this project uses both content knowledge and process knowledge to prompt learners to create visual (concept) maps of a diagnostic strategy, which helps learners develop a more agile habit of mind when considering solutions to problems in complex technical systems. This training strategy is designed and evaluated to determine its usefulness in supplementing existing courses, work-based students or interns, and essentially to help fill the gap between engineering and technology schools and the technical workplace.
Indiana State University and The United States Of America | Date: 2015-04-24
The invention provides novel nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonists, for example, phantasmidine and derivatives thereof, for example a compound of formula I. Also disclosed are methods of treating disorders responsive to nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonists such as Alzheimers disease, schizophrenia, Myasthenia Gravis, Tourettes syndrome, Parkinsons disease, epilepsy, pain, and cognitive dysfunction by treatment with the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonists.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: PHYLOGENETIC SYSTEMATICS | Award Amount: 223.62K | Year: 2016
Animals have evolved a variety of chemicals defenses against predators. A premier example is the toxic chemicals in the skin of poison frogs. Because these frogs are brightly colored, predators such as birds and snakes learn to avoid them. These toxins are alkaloids, found in many animals and plants. The frogs acquire these chemical defenses by eating ants and other arthropods that contain the alkaloids. These frog alkaloids (e.g., tetrodotoxin, batrachotoxin) are pharmacologically important and cause muscle paralysis, and disrupt breathing and cardiac function. At the cellular level, alkaloids affect ion channels, which control the transmission of nerve impulses. Surprisingly, the ion channels of poison frogs are are not affected by their own toxins; thus, deciphering how this evolved has important broader impacts that translate to human health. This research will use evolutionary trees to guide the activities: fieldwork to acquire and characterize natural alkaloids and collect ecological data on the species, molecular evolution of ion channel resistance to alkaloids, and neurophysiological effects of alkaloids on ion channels. The research will provide opportunities for students from the University of Texas and Indiana State University to jointly participate in international fieldwork, acquire new skills in bioinformatics, molecular modeling, genomics, and neurophysiology, as well as promote interactions between the two universities.
The project will use Next-Generation DNA sequencing of transcriptomes, targeted sequencing of hundreds of genes, and bioinformatics methods to reconstruct evolutionary trees that will guide the research program with an experimental framework for explaining the origin of resistance, which has evolved multiple times in the poison frogs (family Dendrobatidae). Sequencing will also be used to identify novel amino acid replacements that may confer resistance to alkaloids. Computational modeling and in vitro assays of mutated ion channels will determine if these novel replacements provide resistance to natural and synthesized alkaloids. Fieldwork will focus on acquiring genetic samples, skin alkaloids, and color photographs from multiple populations of frogs, using natural history collection standards data collection and voucher specimens preparation. The combination of approaches will provide novel insights in the systematics of Dendrobatidae poison frogs, and also the evolution of auto-resistance to toxic alkaloids within the group.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: MAJOR RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION | Award Amount: 236.93K | Year: 2015
With this award from the Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) and Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities (CRIF) programs, Indiana State University will acquire an ultra-high pressure liquid chromatograph interfaced with a linear ion trap mass spectrometer capable of data-dependent tandem mass spectrometery. The system will be used to separate and analyze the composition of mixtures of substances obtained from various sources including samples obtained from chemical reactions, energy-related research and batteries used for energy storage. In this instrument the liquid samples are allowed to pass through columns filled with substances that interact to various degrees with the sample components and thus the components move at different speeds through the columns. This process allows separation of the components. These species are then analyzed using the mass spectrometer in which the components are ionized and their masses are determined by measuring the mass to charge ratio (m/z) of the ions. This is a widely used analytical tool to determine the composition of a mixture or material. Students will be trained to use this modern instrumentation while working in their research, preparing them for their later careers. The instrument will enable new undergraduate laboratory and research experiences. It will also be used in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) program which engages a large number of undergraduate students across the sciences. Besides serving multiple departments at ISU, it will support users from neighboring institutions including St. Mary-of-the-Woods College.
The instrument will be used in research especially in areas such as (a) isolating, synthesizing and structural elucidating neuroactive natural products; (b) analyzing multimodal signaling systems in sceloporus lizards; (c) correlating analysis of organics and volatile trace elements in carbonaceous chondrites; (d) carrying out cleavage analysis of plant and fungal tyrosinases; and (e) carrying out applications of gas-phase ion molecule chemistry.