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Lander University is a public university located in Greenwood, South Carolina. It is the state's second-smallest publicly funded baccalaureate institution. Wikipedia.

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Lahm Jr. R.J.,Western Carolina University | Stowe C.R.B.,Lander University
Entrepreneurial Executive | Year: 2011

The business of producing and distributing information products has long been established. Selling information has its roots in what might be considered a quaint beginning dating back to a time when classified ads solicited small sums from mass audiences in exchange for some "valuable" insight. The information was typically delivered by U.S. mail (with a SASE, Self-Addressed-Stamped-Envelope, required). Indeed, as the practice of selling information products evolved, the means of delivery "mail order," came to be used to identify the business activity and the mail order industry was recognized as a major source of revenue for the U.S. Postal Service and ground package carriers. In recent times the information products industry has undergone a virtual revolution. The revolution was sparked by two major technologies. Technological improvements in electronic products resulted in a rise of numerous mediums through which the information products are provided. The second technology was the development of the Internet as a means of both marketing and distribution. While the use of printed matter is still very much alive, informational goods are now provided in myriad forms such as video, audio, and electronic publications (e.g., eBooks and reports) available online. The widespread practice of developing, selling, and (reselling) information products is now popularly known as "infopreneurship." Technologies such as screen capture tools have provided new ways for information to be provided-not just through the written word-but by short videos. The development of blogging software and user friendly blog Websites has made the construction of robust Websites accessible to non-programmers. The development of wiki software has resulted in the well known Wikipedia Website and others like it where the public can engage in massive collaborations. Efficient printing and reproduction technology that includes various forms of book binding has resulted in Print-on-Demand services. New Webbased publishers and some traditional publishers have reformulated the business model to publish authors who were previously unable to get their manuscripts accepted (or even considered) for publication. These are but a few of the transformations that entrepreneurs brought to the business of selling information. Yet, a paucity of research exists in scholarly journals in general, with virtually none published in entrepreneurship oriented journals. This paper presents an exploratory overview of infopreneurship, with an emphasis on possiblen implications for future entrepreneurship teaching, research, and practice.

Bassett J.F.,Lander University | Snyder T.L.,Lander University
Individual Differences Research | Year: 2010

The present paper examined the hypothesis that light eye color serves as a marker for underlying physiological processes related to greater behavioral inhibition. The paper also tested the hypothesis that light eye color would be associated with preference and ability in selfpaced hunting domains whereas dark eye color would be associated with preference and ability in reactive hunting domains. A total of 164 college students and 122 hunters attending a Sportsmen's expo indicated their eye color and completed a measure of behavioral inhibition. Hunters also rated the frequency, number of harvests, and enjoyment for reactive hunting (dove, duck, and quail) and for self-paced hunting (deer and turkey). Overall there was little evidence for eye color differences in hunting behavior. However, dark-eyed hunters did hunt dove more frequently than light-eyed hunters. The predicted eye color difference did emerge for personality, with light-eyed individuals scoring higher on behavioral inhibition than did dark-eyed individuals. © 2010 Individual Differences Association, Inc.

Bassett J.F.,Lander University
Omega (United States) | Year: 2017

The present study investigated whether gender differences in death attitudes could be attributable to social desirability, locus of control, and disgust sensitivity. A total of 238 university students completed the Multidimensional Fear of Death Scale and the Revised Death Attitude Profile in addition to measures of social desirability, locus of control, and disgust sensitivity. Women scored higher than men on many of the fear dimensions and also on approach and escape acceptance. There were no gender differences on locus of control or social desirability, but women reported more disgust sensitivity than did men. Locus of control was unrelated to any death attitudes. Social desirability was associated only with less reported fear of premature death. Disgust sensitivity was associated with all death attitudes except neutral acceptance. Some but not all of the gender differences in death attitudes were no longer significant when controlling for disgust sensitivity. © The Author(s) 2015.

Cox-Davenport R.A.,Lander University | Phelan J.C.,University of California at Los Angeles
CIN - Computers Informatics Nursing | Year: 2015

First-Time NCLEX-RN pass rates are an important indicator of nursing school success and quality. Nursing schools use different methods to anticipate NCLEX outcomes and help prevent student failure and possible threat to accreditation. This study evaluated the impact of a shift in NCLEX preparation policy at a BSN program in the southeast United States. The policy shifted from the use of predictor score thresholds to determine graduation eligibility to a more proactive remediation strategy involving adaptive quizzing. A descriptive correlational design evaluated the impact of an adaptive quizzing system designed to give students ongoing active practice and feedback and explored the relationship between predictor examinations and NCLEX success. Data from student usage of the system as well as scores on predictor tests were collected for three student cohorts. Results revealed a positive correlation between adaptive quizzing system usage and content mastery. Two of the 69 students in the sample did not pass the NCLEX. With so few students failing the NCLEX, predictability of any course variables could not be determined. The power of predictor examinations to predict NCLEX failure could also not be supported. The most consistent factor among students, however, was their content mastery level within the adaptive quizzing system. Implications of these findings are discussed.

Lee J.P.,Medical University of South Carolina | Lee J.P.,Lander University | Brauweiler A.,University of Colorado at Denver | Rudolph M.,University of Colorado at Denver | And 4 more authors.
Molecular Cancer Research | Year: 2010

TRC8/RNF139 encodes an endoplasmic reticulum-resident E3 ubiquitin ligase that inhibits growth in a RING- and ubiquitylation-dependent manner. TRC8 also contains a predicted sterol-sensing domain. Here, we report that TRC8 protein levels are sterol responsive and that it binds and stimulates ubiquitylation of the endoplasmic reticulum anchor protein INSIG. Induction of TRC8 destabilized the precursor forms of the transcription factors SREBP-1 and SREBP-2. Loss of SREBP precursors was proteasome dependent, required a functional RING domain, occurred without generating processed nuclear forms, and suppressed SREBP target genes. TRC8 knockdown had opposite effects in sterol-deprived cells. In Drosophila, growth inhibition by DTrc8 was genetically suppressed by loss of specific Mprlp, Padlp N-terminal domain-containing proteins found in the COP9 signalosome and eIF3. DTrc8 genetically and physically interacted with two eIF3 subunits: eIF3f and eIF3h. Coimmunoprecipitation experiments confirmed these interactions in mammalian cells, and TRC8 overexpression suppressed polysome profiles. Moreover, high-molecular weight ubiquitylated proteins were observed in eIF3 immunoprecipitations from TRC8-overexpressing cells. Thus, TRC8 function may provide a regulatory link between the lipid and protein biosynthetic pathways. ©2010 AACR.

Bassett J.F.,Lander University | Van Tongeren D.R.,Hope College | Green J.D.,Virginia Commonwealth University | Sonntag M.E.,University of Maine at Presque Isle | Kilpatrick H.,University of Maine at Presque Isle
British Journal of Social Psychology | Year: 2015

In two studies, the authors examined how threat induced by reminders of mortality would moderate the effect of political orientation on moral judgments. In Study 1, university students (n = 113) categorized their political orientation, were randomly assigned to complete a fear of death or public speaking scale, and then completed a moral foundations questionnaire. In Study 2, university students (n = 123) rated their political orientations, were randomly assigned to write about their own death or dental pain, and then completed a moral foundations questionnaire. In both studies, mortality salience intensified the moral differences between liberals and conservatives. These findings were primarily the result of the reactions of liberals, who responded to mortality salience with increased ratings of the fairness/cheating virtue in Study 1 and the care/harm virtue in Study 2. © 2014 The British Psychological Society.

Ali F.,Lander University
International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society | Year: 2014

A wireless sensor network (WSN) is composed of spatially distributed nodes equipped with sensing devices to monitor environmental conditions like air temperature, wind speed etc, at different locations. WSNs are designed and deployed for different purposes by various organizations. The observations obtained from sensor networks may be helpful in many software applications like environmental, industrial, and meteorological monitoring. In this paper we explore the problem of making these observations accessible to software applications (These applications may or may not be running on the platform which has deployed the sensor network) We discuss the requirements for a middleware which will seamlessly allow any application to fuse/consume observations from different sensors belonging to same or multiple networks. Our work is based on standards developed by Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). We will explore roles of sensorML, Observations and Measurements (O&M), Sensor Observation Service (SOS), Sensor Alert Service (SAS), Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) for Multiuser Chat Systems (MUC) and Event Stream processing (ESP) in developing a middle ware that will virtually connect applications (observation consumers) with sensors (observation producers). © Common Ground, Farha Ali, All Rights Reserved.

Ali F.,Lander University
2015 Workshop on Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems Education, WESE 2015 - Proceedings | Year: 2015

Named one of the disruptive technologies of the current world, Internet of Things (IoT) is being adopted in many areas of every day life. With an expected growth of exponential measures, IoT brings the promise of generating huge revenues. Companies are taking notice and investing in IoT related products. With this growth rate, we can see an increasing demand for professionals trained in developing and maintaining IoT related projects. The escalated demand for the professionals in computing fields with the knowledge of IoT motivated us to teach IoT concepts as special topics courses to the Computer Information Systems (CIS) majors. This paper summarizes our efforts, experiences, and reections while teaching two offerings of IoT course. © 2015 ACM.

Petranek L.J.,Boise State University | Barton G.V.,Lander University
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport | Year: 2011

A developmental description of overarm-throwing characteristics of U-14 female ASA softball players is presented here. Comparisons were made between these athletes and teens of similar age in the United States (Runion, Roberton, & Langendorfer, 2003) and in Germany (Ehl, Roberton, & Langendorfer, 2005). A majority of the softball players demonstrated the most advanced developmental levels for the backswing, foot, humerus, and forearm components. Seventy percent (n = 26) demonstrated a Level 2 trunk, while 30% (n = 11) demonstrated a differentiated trunk, Level 3. The average throwing velocity was 62.58 ft/s (19.07 m/s). Comparisons were made to girls with less throwing experience in the United States (Runion et al.) and Germany (Ehl et al.); the softball players threw with greater velocity (9.12 ft/s [2.77 m/s] and 15.89 ft/s [4.84 m/s], respectively) and demonstrated superior trunk, humerus, and forearm actions. The boys from both countries threw the ball faster than the softball players. Significant chi-square analyses found the softball players had superior humeral actions (Level 3) compared to the German boys and superior forearm actions (Level 3) compared to both groups of boys. Experience seems to have an impact when comparisons among girls are made; yet, explanations for differences seen between boys and girls still remain unclear and warrant further research.

Cox-Davenport R.A.,Lander University
Journal of Holistic Nursing | Year: 2014

The purpose of this research was to study the way faculty establish course social presence in an online course. The community of inquiry model by Garrison, Anderson, and Archer distinguished the area of social presence as an important component of online learning, and this study sought to understand how faculty perceive and create social presence in their online classroom. By employing a grounded theory approach, a substantive theory was developed to explain the way in which faculty create and maintain an online course climate. The sample consisted of 10 nursing faculty teaching various master's in nursing courses. Through a rigorous qualitative process using nursing faculty interviews and online course analysis, humanization was found to be the core category in setting online course climate. Faculty's efforts to humanize the climate lead each member of the community to view the other members as real, thereby enabling the establishment of online social presence. © The Author(s) 2013.

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