King University is a private university in Bristol, Tennessee. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, nursing, and education. Founded in 1867, King is independently governed with covenant affiliations to the Presbyterian Church and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church . Wikipedia.
News Article | May 5, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of the Best Colleges in Illinois for 2017. 50 four-year colleges were ranked, with Northwestern University, University of Chicago, Bradley University, Illinois Institute of Technology and Augustana College taking the top five spots on the list. 49 two-year schools were also selected; Carl Sandburg College, Illinois Central College, Richland Community College, Rend Lake College and Lincoln Land Community College were the top five. A complete list of schools is included below. “The schools on our list have shown that they offer outstanding educational programs that set students up for post-college success,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “Students exploring higher education options in Illinois can also look to these schools to provide top-quality resources that help maximize the overall educational experience.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Illinois” list, all schools must be not-for-profit and regionally accredited. Each college is also evaluated metrics including annual alumni earnings, the opportunity for employment services and academic counseling, the selection of degree programs offered, financial aid availability and graduation rates. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Illinois” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in Illinois for 2017 include: Augustana College Aurora University Benedictine University Blackburn College Bradley University Chicago State University Concordia University-Chicago DePaul University Dominican University Eastern Illinois University Elmhurst College Eureka College Governors State University Greenville College Illinois College Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois State University Illinois Wesleyan University Judson University Knox College Lake Forest College Lewis University Loyola University Chicago MacMurray College McKendree University Millikin University Monmouth College National Louis University North Central College North Park University Northern Illinois University Northwestern University Olivet Nazarene University Principia College Quincy University Rockford University Roosevelt University Rush University Saint Xavier University Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Trinity Christian College Trinity International University-Illinois University of Chicago University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Springfield University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of St Francis Western Illinois University Wheaton College The Best Two-Year Colleges in Illinois for 2017 include: Black Hawk College Carl Sandburg College City Colleges of Chicago - Harry S Truman College City Colleges of Chicago - Malcolm X College City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College College of DuPage College of Lake County Danville Area Community College Elgin Community College Frontier Community College Harper College Heartland Community College Highland Community College Illinois Central College Illinois Valley Community College John A Logan College John Wood Community College Joliet Junior College Kankakee Community College Kaskaskia College Kishwaukee College Lake Land College Lewis and Clark Community College Lincoln Land Community College Lincoln Trail College MacCormac College McHenry County College Moraine Valley Community College Morton College Oakton Community College Olney Central College Parkland College Prairie State College Rend Lake College Richland Community College Rock Valley College Sauk Valley Community College Shawnee Community College South Suburban College Southeastern Illinois College Southwestern Illinois College Spoon River College Triton College Wabash Valley College Waubonsee Community College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.
News Article | August 8, 2017
The video project, "People Saving Places: Stories About the Importance of Place," is a series of short films that feature local preservationists telling their own inspiring stories of preserving historic and special places within their communities. From Chicago to Carbondale, four Kennedy-King College students traveled more than 1,800 miles alongside Landmarks Illinois staff throughout the state during their spring semester to capture on film people dedicated to historic preservation and cultural heritage. The Kennedy-King College students created eight short videos on each preservation story. These stories are now part of an interactive adventure called "People Saving Places in Illinois," available for free on the Vamonde mobile app. The adventure uses video, text and images to take users on a multimedia tour of the eight communities highlighted in the Landmarks Illinois and Kennedy-King College video project. "Through digital storytelling, we can showcase the passion behind people saving places and hopefully inspire more people to do the same within in their own communities," said Bonnie McDonald, President & CEO of Landmarks Illinois. "These stories illuminate why places mean so much to our individual and collective identity and why they are part of what makes a place feel unique and livable." The partnership with Kennedy-King College and Vamonde marks many firsts for Landmarks Illinois. This was the first time the organization collaborated with college students for a video project of this scale. Through Vamonde, Landmarks Illinois is also able to present these stories through a new, fun digital medium that will introduce more people to Landmarks Illinois' mission. "We continue to be pleasantly surprised by this unique collaboration with Kennedy-King College and Vamonde," said McDonald. "Landmarks Illinois was able to demonstrate the power of creative partnerships and the latest technology to achieve and even exceed our objectives. We received great digital content, Kennedy-King College students obtained real-world experience and the Vamonde app made it simple for us to share the stories of people saving places." The Landmarks Illinois Vamonde adventure "People Saving Places in Illinois," is now available for free through the Vamonde app, which can be downloaded on both iOS and Android mobile devices. "Vamonde empowers organizations to make visible that which is invisible," said Anijo Mathew, an Associate Professor at IllinoisTech Institute of Design and the Founder of Vamonde. "By connecting these stories to a physical place, Vamonde helps you understand both the context of the story and why it means so much to these communities. Ultimately, the stories make the most sense when you visit these places, so we encourage you to visit these communities – it will completely change your perspective." Landmarks Illinois' video project with Kennedy-King College was made possible with generous funding from Illinois Humanities and the Richard and Julia Moe Family Fund, a fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Marking another first, Landmarks Illinois was among the initial organizations that received a Multiplier Grant from Illinois Humanities, which aims to support collaborative projects. About Landmarks Illinois Landmarks Illinois is a membership-based nonprofit organization serving the people of Illinois. We inspire and empower stakeholders to save places that matter to them by providing free guidance, practical and financial resources and access to strategic partnerships. For more information, visit www.Landmarks.org. About Vamonde Vamonde is a highly curated network of storytellers who connect to the cultural explorer through hyper-local adventures. Vamonde empowers organizations like Landmark Illinois to extend their reach into neighborhoods and communities by embedding their stories in physical place. For more information, visit www.vamonde.com.
News Article | July 27, 2017
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In 2016, Danica Lohja was one of the first City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) graduates to participate in an innovative program at Accenture (NYSE: ACN), where she gained and utilized valuable skills in information technology (IT). After successfully completing the one-year program, she and three other former interns are now full-time Accenture employees. Accenture has also hired eight new interns, doubling the size of its original City Colleges internship cohort. Accenture extended full-time employment offers to four participants in its internship program, all four of whom are graduates of Wright College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, and the Center for Excellence in information technology education. After completing the one-year internship, they have accepted full-time positions in Accenture’s IT department located in downtown Chicago—Danica as an ecosystem product and services analyst, two of her colleagues as software engineering analysts and one as a software engineering associate. Through the relationship with CCC, Accenture provides City Colleges graduates with rotational internships within its internal technology team. These paid internships are designed to help students learn and implement a variety of IT solutions within the company’s dynamic global business environment. The internship program expanded in 2017 – with eight CCC graduates starting the program this summer, all from Wright College. “Through the College to Careers initiative, City Colleges students are being prepared for the rigors and realities of today’s workplaces – both in the classroom and through programs like Accenture’s IT internship,” said Juan Salgado, chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago. “The intern-to-employee model provides opportunities for our students to demonstrate their value and potential to employers.” Jim Coleman, Chicago Office Managing Director of Accenture, said: “Local apprenticeships like these ignite an interest in specific technology fields through hands-on experience, helping to build the pipeline needed to address the skills shortage faced by Chicago employers. We are so pleased to welcome our City Colleges graduates and interns to Accenture.” In 2016, City Colleges of Chicago announced a collaboration with Accenture to help enhance and shape the IT curriculum at City Colleges, as part of the community college system’s College to Careers initiative. All colleges in CCC offer IT courses. Wright College offers all degree programs and leads the system’s effort. College to Careers aligns each of the seven City Colleges with a high-demand career sector and connects faculty and staff with leading employers and four-year universities to prepare students for the tens of thousands of jobs coming to the Chicagoland region over the next decade, 24,000 of which are expected to be in IT. Wright College graduate Danica Lohja didn’t know what to expect when she began her internship at Accenture last year, but she was excited about the opportunity. “My classes and experience at Wright helped a lot in terms of improving my soft skills, problem solving and connecting with smart students and instructors – helping me feel confident about the internship,” Danica said. “I didn’t know what to expect joining such large organization with broad and complex business model. I just knew I made the right decision because I wanted to get my foot in the IT Industry, and based on my research, Accenture sounded like a perfect fit for me.” Danica earned an associate degree in Computer Information Systems at Wright with high honors in 2016. In addition to her full-time job at Accenture as an Ecosystem Product and Services Analyst, she is also pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Northeastern Illinois University. Robert Kerby turned his computer hobby into a career and an opportunity for lifelong learning. He is now employed full-time at Accenture as a Software Engineering Associate. “Since IT changes all the time you have to keep learning and getting more experience,” he said. Upon starting his internship with Accenture last year, Robert’s goal was to be part of the team, learn as much as possible and gain more responsibilities. During his internship, Robert drew upon his experience from his IT classes at Wright College: “All of the struggling I did in classes to troubleshoot my problems helped me out. Also, you have to work as a team and since we worked in teams in my classes, that also prepared me,” Robert said. Robert says he looks forward to learning from and supporting his team in his full-time position as a Software Engineering Associate, where he will handle programming related tasks such as coding, testing and implementation. In addition to thriving in his new role, Robert is also considering pursuing his bachelor’s degree in IT. Rigoberto Velazquez recently transitioned from his internship to a full-time position as a Software Engineering Analyst with Accenture. “When I first decided I would pursue IT as a career, I felt it would be a long uphill battle. When I received this internship, I was beside myself with gratitude. Wright College has leveraged their relationship with a great company and provided me with an opportunity to start my career on a solid foundation,” Rigoberto said. Wilbur Wright College is City Colleges’ Center of Excellence for IT, offering several associate degree and certificate programs in disciplines that include computer science, networking systems and technology, web development and more, as well as a full complement of associate degree programs leading to transfer and employment. City Colleges students may begin their IT studies at any of the seven City Colleges. The City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) is the largest community college system in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation, with 5,500 faculty and staff serving more than 90,000 students annually at seven colleges and five satellite sites city-wide. CCC is in the midst of a Reinvention, a collaborative effort to review and revise programs and practices to ensure students leave CCC college- and career-ready. CCC’s College to Careers initiative partners with industry-leading companies to prepare Chicagoans for careers in growing fields. The City Colleges of Chicago includes seven colleges: Richard J. Daley College, Kennedy-King College, Malcolm X College, Olive-Harvey College, Harry S Truman College, Harold Washington College and Wilbur Wright College. The system also oversees the Washburne Culinary Institute, the French Pastry School, two restaurants, two cafes, a banquet facility, five Child Development Centers, the Center for Distance Learning, the Workforce Academy, the public broadcast station WYCC-TV Channel 20 and radio station WKKC-FM 89.3. For more information about City Colleges of Chicago, call (773) COLLEGE or visit www.ccc.edu.
Prata D.,King College |
Mechelli A.,King College |
Kapur S.,King College
Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews | Year: 2014
Despite five decades of search for clinically meaningful 'biomarkers' in schizophrenia there are still no common tests to inform diagnosis or treatment. Our aim was to understand why it has been so difficult to convert biological findings into clinical tests. We categorized all PubMed-indexed articles investigating psychosis-related biomarkers to date (over 3200). Studies showed an evident publication bias, a confusing array of terminology, and few systematic efforts at longitudinal evaluation or external validation. Fewer than 200 studies investigated biomarkers, longitudinally, for prediction of illness course and treatment response. These biomarkers were then evaluated in terms of their statistical reliability and clinical effect size. Only one passed our a priori threshold for clinical applicability. This is a modest record. In order to promote real progress, the field needs: (a) consistent use of terminology so that studies can be compared; (b) a system of standardized universal reporting to overcome the existing publication bias; and (c) practical criteria [a prototype is suggested here] for assessing the clinical applicability of the findings. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
Brown P.J.P.,King College
American Journal of Physiology - Advances in Physiology Education | Year: 2010
Process-oriented guided-inquiry learning (POGIL), a pedagogical technique initially developed for college chemistry courses, has been implemented for 2 yr in a freshman-level anatomy and physiology course at a small private college. The course is populated with students with backgrounds ranging from no previous college-level science to junior and senior biology, biochemistry, and forensic science majors. Fifty percent of the lectures in the course were replaced with POGIL activities, performed in class by students working collaboratively in small groups. The introduction of POGIL pedagogy into the second half of a two-semester anatomy and physiology course significantly improved student performance on summative evaluations. Overall course scores increased from a mean score of 76% to 89% in the three semesters after POGIL was introduced. Performance on the same multiple-choice final exam rose from a mean of 68% to 88% over the same time period. Most significantly, the rate of students earning a D or F in the course was halved in the first two semesters after POGIL was introduced and was 0% in the third semester. Student satisfaction with the method was high, and most students perceived the value of this form of instruction. © 2010 The American Physiological Society.
Bhatia D.N.,King College
Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery | Year: 2013
The double-barrel knot is a new arthroscopic sliding knot for soft tissue reconstruction and repair procedures in arthroscopic and open shoulder surgery. The double-barrel knot is a modified sliding hitch, and is formed using 2 sutures from a single double-loaded anchor (single-pulley technique) or 2 sutures from 2 adjacent anchors (double-pulley technique). This paper describes the method of double-barrel knot formation, and its variations; in addition, single-pulley and double-pulley techniques for anterior glenoid labral repair are presented. © 2013 by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
Bhatia D.N.,King College |
DasGupta B.,King College
Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy | Year: 2013
Purpose: Combined occurrence of humeral avulsion of glenohumeral ligament (HAGL) lesion and a significant glenoid bone defect is an unusual and previously undescribed association in traumatic anterior shoulder instability. The purpose of this study was (1) to report a retrospective case series of seven anterior bony instability patients who were diagnosed with this unusual association and (2) to evaluate the results of a modified Latarjet procedure and simultaneous HAGL repair using a new subscapularis-sparing approach. Methods: A retrospective review of the records of 64 anterior shoulder instability patients who underwent bony stabilization surgery was performed, and patients who underwent a combined reconstruction for significant glenohumeral bone defects (glenoid loss >20 %) and an associated HAGL lesion were identified. Pre- and postoperative follow-up clinical parameters and functional scores were documented (Oxford shoulder instability score [OSIS], Western Ontario shoulder instability index [WOSI]), Rowe score). Radiological assessment included measurement of the glenoid bone defect (CT scan) and evaluation of soft tissue lesions (MR arthrogram). Results: Radiological and arthroscopic evaluation confirmed the combined lesion complex in 7 (11 %) patients. Follow-up evaluation (mean 20.6 months) suggested an excellent outcome (Rowe score: median 95, range 95-100); a statistically significant improvement was seen in the follow-up OSIS (median 12, range 12-14, p = 0.018) and WOSI score (median 28, range 17-102, p = 0.018) as compared to the preoperative score (median OSIS 50, range 32-53; median WOSI 1,084, range 919-1,195). Clinical tests for subscapularis function revealed a functional subscapularis muscle; no significant differences were detected in pre- versus postoperative internal rotation strength and in the operated versus normal contralateral shoulder (ns). The dual-window subscapularis-sparing approach provided adequate exposure for combined reconstruction of the humeral and glenoid lesions, and no complications were encountered. Conclusions: Significant glenoid defects are associated with HAGL lesions in approximately 1/10th of patients with bony instability. Combined reconstruction of these lesions via a subscapularis-sparing approach results in an excellent outcome and significant improvement in functional scores at a medium-term follow-up. Level of evidence: Therapeutic study, Level IV. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.
Goel A.,King College
Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine | Year: 2015
Aim: The association of single or multiple level cervical spondylotic disease with atlantoaxial instability is assessed. The implications of identifying and treating atlantoaxial instability in such an association are highlighted. Materials and Methods: The analysis is based on an experience with 11 patients treated during the period June 2013-June 2014. All patients had single or multilevel cervical spondylotic disease. The spinal canal compromise and evidence of cord compression was evident on imaging in the cervical subaxial spine and was related to disc bulges and osteophytic bars. There was no or relatively insignificant compression of the cervicomedullary cord by the odontoid process. There was no evidence of odontoid process-related instability on dynamic imaging. Apart from presence of features of cervical spondylosis, investigations and surgical exploration and direct manual handling of the facets revealed evidence of Type B (posterior) atlantoaxial'facetal' instability in all patients. Our 5-point clinical grading system and Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) scores were used to monitor the patients both before and after surgery and at follow-up. Surgery involved both at lantoaxial and subaxial cervical fixation. During the average period of follow-up of 9 months (5-17 months), all patients showed remarkable and gratifying neurological recovery. Conclusion: We conclude that atlantoaxial facetal instability can be 'frequently' associated with cervical spondylosis and needs surgical stabilization. Our surgical outcome analysis suggests that missing or ignoring the presence of atlantoaxial facetal instability can be an important cause of suboptimal result or failure of surgery for cervical spondylotic myelopathy.
Parekh D.,King College
Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists | Year: 2010
To study the effect of improvement in vitamin D status on glucose tolerance in Asian Indian patients with moderately controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study was conducted in 28 Asian Indian patients with T2DM. Study participants were randomly assigned to a vitamin D-treated group (group D) or a placebo group (group P). Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D, hemoglobin A1c, and serum fructosamine levels were measured, and an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) was performed in all patients at baseline and 4 weeks after intervention. During the OGTT, plasma glucose and serum insulin levels were measured at 0, 30, 60, 90, and 120 minutes. The unpaired t test was used to compare the groups at baseline and to compare the differences in changes from baseline to 4 weeks between the 2 study groups. Group D and group P were similar with respect to their fasting plasma glucose and serum insulin concentrations, post-OGTT plasma glucose and serum insulin levels, and hemoglobin A1c and fructosamine values at baseline. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels increased significantly in group D at 4 weeks. No significant differences were found between the groups at baseline and 4 weeks with respect to serum fructosamine, fasting plasma glucose and serum insulin, post-OGTT plasma glucose and serum insulin levels, and homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance. In this study, short-term improvement in vitamin D status was not associated with improvement in glucose tolerance, insulin secretion, or insulin sensitivity in Asian Indian patients with moderately controlled T2DM.
Bhatia D.N.,King College
Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery | Year: 2012
Combined bankart lesion and humeral avulsion of glenohumeral ligament lesion (HAGL) is a well-described pathologic complex in anterior shoulder instability; open surgical approaches with and without arthroscopic assistance have been suggested for simultaneous 1-stage repair of these lesions. Presence of a significant glenoid bone defect (inverted-pear glenoid) adds to the complexity of the problem and necessitates a bony reconstruction procedure. Open surgical approaches described for management of this combined lesion complex in anterior shoulder instability necessitate a subscapularis-cutting approach; suboptimal healing of the tenotomized subscapularis and subsequent delayed rehabilitation predisposes to late subscapularis dysfunction, and this compromises clinical outcomes. This study describes a new surgical technique that utilizes a dual-window approach through the subscapularis muscle; the dual window enables access to the glenoid and humeral lesions without the need for a subscapularis tenotomy. The approach can be used to perform a congruent-arc Latarjet procedure (for glenoid bone defects) or a Bankart repair (for capsulolabral lesions), in combination with a HAGL repair. Preliminary arthroscopy is essential to identify significant bone defects and HAGL lesions. The dual-window approach for reconstruction of the lesions involves (1) a lateral "subscapularis-sparing" window to identify and repair the HAGL lesion; (2) a medial "subscapularis muscle-splitting" window to perform either a glenoid capsulolabral reconstruction or a congruent-arc Latarjet procedure; and (3) a balanced inferior capsular shift and lateralization procedure of the glenohumeral capsule. Technical tips and guidelines to avoid complications are discussed, and a rehabilitation protocol is presented. Copyright © 2012 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.