Hall Park, OK, United States
Hall Park, OK, United States

Langston University is a public university in Langston, Oklahoma, USA. It is the only historically black college in the state and the westernmost historically black college in the United States. Though located in a rural setting just 10 miles east of Guthrie, Langston also serves an urban mission with University Centers in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City. The University is a member-school of Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Wikipedia.


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News Article | April 17, 2017
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has selected Oklahoma’s best online colleges and universities for 2017. Based on an analysis of government-supplied data, 23 four-year schools are honored, with University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Oral Roberts University, Oklahoma State University, University of Tulsa and University of Central Oklahoma taking the top five. 12 two-year colleges are also recognized, with Tulsa Community College, Northern Oklahoma College, Murray State College, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and Rose State College coming in as the top five. “Students in Oklahoma have a lot of options when it comes to earning a certificate or degree, but the schools on our list have distinguished themselves as being the best of the best when it comes to online education,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “In addition to providing exceptional learning opportunities, these schools also provide outstanding academic resources for online students.” To earn a spot on the Community for Accredited Online Schools list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also judged based on data points such as financial aid availability, student resources, counseling services, student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: The Best Online Four-Year Schools in Oklahoma for 2017 include the following: Cameron University East Central University Langston University Mid-America Christian University Northeastern State University Northwestern Oklahoma State University Oklahoma Baptist University Oklahoma Christian University Oklahoma City University Oklahoma Panhandle State University Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Oklahoma Wesleyan University Oral Roberts University Randall University Rogers State University Southeastern Oklahoma State University Southern Nazarene University Southwestern Christian University Southwestern Oklahoma State University University of Central Oklahoma University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus University of Tulsa The Best Online Two-Year Schools in Oklahoma for 2017 include the following: Carl Albert State College Connors State College Eastern Oklahoma State College Murray State College Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Northern Oklahoma College Oklahoma City Community College Redlands Community College Rose State College Seminole State College Tulsa Community College Western Oklahoma State College ### About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.


News Article | April 17, 2017
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LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of Oklahoma’s best colleges and universities for 2017. Of the 26 four-year schools that made the list, Oklahoma City University, University of Tulsa, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma Christian University ranked as the top five. Of the 14 two-year schools that were also included, Tulsa Community College, Western Oklahoma State College, Northern Oklahoma College, Rose State College and Murray State College were the top five. A list of all schools is included below. “A strong economy begins with a strong workforce, and these Oklahoma schools have shown that they offer a high-caliber education that sets graduates up for success in the job market after graduation,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. To be included on Oklahoma’s “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on additional metrics that includes the number of career and academic resources available, annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, financial aid, student/teacher ratios 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 Oklahoma” list, visit: Oklahoma’s Best Four-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Bacone College Cameron University East Central University Langston University Mid-America Christian University Northeastern State University Northwestern Oklahoma State University Oklahoma Baptist University Oklahoma Christian University Oklahoma City University Oklahoma Panhandle State University Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Oklahoma Wesleyan University Oral Roberts University Randall University Rogers State University Southeastern Oklahoma State University Southern Nazarene University Southwestern Christian University Southwestern Oklahoma State University St. Gregory’s University University of Central Oklahoma University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma University of Tulsa Oklahoma’s Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Carl Albert State College College of the Muscogee Nation Comanche Nation College Connors State College Eastern Oklahoma State College Murray State College Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Northern Oklahoma College Oklahoma City Community College Redlands Community College Rose State College Seminole State College Tulsa Community College Western Oklahoma State 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 | November 12, 2016
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The Best Online Colleges in Oklahoma for 2016-2017 school year have been named by leading online higher education resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org. Of 32 schools noted for overall affordability and online program quality, Oral Roberts University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Northeastern State University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University and Northwestern Oklahoma State University earned the highest marks for four-year schools while Tulsa Community College, Western Oklahoma State College, Rose State College, Northern Oklahoma College and Carl Albert State College earned the highest marks for two-year schools. "Projections show that by 2020, 67 percent of job vacancies in Oklahoma will require a college degree or some form of post-secondary education or training,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "We’re aiming the spotlight on schools in the state who are putting emphasis on giving students more flexible learning options. These Oklahoma colleges are being commended for providing the highest quality, most affordable online education programs in the state.” There are several minimum requirements schools in Oklahoma must meet to be considered for the Best Online Colleges list. Only colleges and universities that hold accreditation and are registered as public or private not-for-profit entities are eligible. To help measure cost and affordability, each must also offer in-state tuition at or below set maximums of $5,000 annually for two-year schools and $25,000 annually for four-year schools to qualify. All eligible schools are then scored based on analysis of more than a dozen unique statistics, including variety of online programs, financial aid offerings and more. To learn more about the methodology and data used to determine AffordableCollegesOnline.org’s Best Online Colleges in Oklahoma and to find where each qualifying school ranks, visit the link below: A complete list of Oklahoma’s Best Two-Year Online Colleges for 2016-2017: A complete list of Oklahoma’s Best Four-Year Online Colleges for 2016-2017: Cameron University Langston University Mid-America Christian University Northeastern State University Northwestern Oklahoma State University Oklahoma Baptist University Oklahoma Christian University Oklahoma Panhandle State University Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Oklahoma Wesleyan University Oral Roberts University Randall University Rogers State University Southeastern Oklahoma State University Southern Nazarene University Southwestern Christian University Southwestern Oklahoma State University University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center University of Oklahoma - Norman Campus AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.


Goetsch A.L.,Langston University | Gipson T.A.,Langston University | Askar A.R.,Desert Research Center | Puchala R.,Langston University
Journal of Animal Science | Year: 2010

Factors influencing the feeding behavior of goats include grazing management practices, type of vegetation and season, breed and stage of production, group size, and properties of diets fed in confinement. Considerable information has been gathered from visual observation during daylight. However, tools are now available to characterize the feeding behavior of goats while grazing and while in confinement throughout the day. Global positioning system collars can be used to assess horizontal and vertical distances traveled, up or down position of the head, and movement within pasture or rangeland areas. A commercially available leg activity monitor allows estimation of the number of steps and time spent standing, lying, and moving rapidly without grazing. However, these measurements do not directly determine grazing. Therefore, prediction equations based on visual observation must be developed. Classification tree analysis is a robust method in developing these equations because the decision tree can be pruned or expanded to provide the best fit. Another equipment system determines time spent eating, ruminating, and remaining idle from the pattern of jaw movement. In addition to use of n-alkanes as internal markers to estimate digestibility, their profile can provide an indication of the botanical composition of the selected diet. Automated feeding systems for confined goats permit determinations such as number of feeder visits and meals, eating time, and rate and pattern of feed intake. Heart rate measured while goats are in normal production settings can be used to predict total energy expenditure through multiplication by energy expenditure per heartbeat of individual animals. To partition the activity energy cost, an estimate of ME intake or measures of changes in body energy status and milk energy yield are needed to determine other sources of heat to be subtracted from total energy expenditure. These methods create the opportunity to gain a fuller understanding of factors influencing the feeding behavior of goats and the relationships with levels and efficiencies of production. © 2010 American Society of Animal Science.


Tiako P.F.,Langston University | Tiako P.F.,Tiako University
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology | Year: 2011

Owing to globalisation, it became necessary for software companies to take advantage of computing skills distributed worldwide. One of the resulting problems is the difficulty to model tasks to be assigned remotely. We know how to explicitly define tasks and working methods using process technologies; thus, processes and their artefacts become important factors to be considered. This paper proposes a new approach of process modelling for its remote performance. The main advantage of this approach is to maintain collaboration among autonomous Process-centred Software Engineering Environments (PSEEs) during process performance. An implementation and discussion are proposed to validate the work. Copyright © 2011 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.


Goetsch A.L.,Langston University | Merkel R.C.,Langston University | Gipson T.A.,Langston University
Small Ruminant Research | Year: 2011

Deposition of relatively less subcutaneous fat by goats than sheep adversely affects storage properties of meat, most importantly dehydration and cold-shortening. High concentrate diets increase internal and carcass fat in goats, including intramuscular fat though levels are less than in cattle or sheep. Levels of saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids are greater in goats consuming concentrate in confinement compared with rangeland grazing. Because the botanical composition of the diet selected by goats is more reflective of plant species available compared with cattle and sheep, changes in the botanical and chemical composition with high vs. low stocking rate or as forage mass declines with increasing stocking rate should be smaller compared with cattle and sheep, with greatest differences when browse plant species are available. The magnitude of effect of castration on carcass fatness varies considerably with plane of nutrition, although some gender comparisons have not considered stage of maturity. Limited nutrient intake maximizes lean tissue accretion and minimizes fat deposition regardless of gender. Pre-weaning growth rate is greater for single-kid litters compared with kids of multiple births depending on factors influencing milk production. Concentrate supplementation should increase pre-weaning growth when milk yield is low regardless of litter size but not with moderate-high milk yield when concentrate substitutes for milk. Genetic variability in performance traits is considerable and has been the target of various breed improvement and crossbreeding programs. Breed and genotype differences in carcass traits also exist; however, few improvement programs have included these traits in selection objectives. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.


Goetsch A.L.,Langston University | Zeng S.S.,Langston University | Gipson T.A.,Langston University
Small Ruminant Research | Year: 2011

Differences between production systems based on grazing and browsing vs. use of harvested feedstuffs in confinement largely depend on specific feedstuffs and plants available and being consumed. Low forage nutrient ingestion should have relatively greater impact on tissue mobilization than milk production in early than later periods of lactation, with a transition to proportionally greater change in milk production in late lactation. However, low body condition at kidding would limit tissue energy mobilization and restrict impact of level of nutrient intake to milk yield and, likewise, tissue mobilization would be less with one vs. two or three milkings per day. As lactation advances after freshening, fat and protein levels decrease with increasing milk yield, and when production declines in mid- to late lactation, fat and protein concentrations increase. Milk production generally peaks at a parity of 3 or 4, thereafter declining slowly. Elevated somatic cell count alone in dairy goats is not a valid indication of mammary infection. Extended lactations offer opportunities to minimize or avoid seasonal fluctuations in milk production and lessen production costs. If differences in performance between suckled and machine-milked dairy goats occur, they may be restricted to or of greater magnitude during the suckling period compared with post-weaning, and differences in milk yield will either be absent or less with one kid compared with greater litter sizes. The magnitude of effects of milking frequency on milk yield is less for goats of low vs. high production potential and with low vs. high diet quality. Likewise, the effect of milking frequency is greater in early and mid-lactation when yield is higher than in late lactation, along with a shorter period of peak production with one vs. two daily milkings. Physical form of the diet can affect production and composition of goat milk, although effects appear of smaller magnitude than in dairy cattle. When tissue is mobilized to support milk production in early lactation, levels of C18:0 and C18:1 cis in milk increase and levels of medium-chain fatty acids decline. Effects of elevated levels of dietary fatty acids on specific long-chain fatty acids in milk and milk products vary with the fatty acid profile of fat sources used. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.


Merkel R.C.,Langston University | Gipson T.A.,Langston University
Small Ruminant Research | Year: 2011

In 2006, Langston University (Oklahoma, USA) unveiled an on-line training and certification program for meat goat producers (http://www2.luresext.edu/training/qa.html). The program consists of 22 learning modules, including herd health, biosecurity and internal parasite control. In March 2010, an electronic survey was sent to 160 certified producers to assess impact of the training. Fifty-four surveys were completed for a response rate of 33.7%. Prior to certification, 52.8% of respondents used selective deworming criteria. Current deworming practices and percentage of responses include: FAMACHA, 43; visual condition, 28; pasture rotation-based, 15; and calendar-based, 14 (χ 2=19.02, P<0.001). When asked if individual animals or all animals in a pasture or pen received anthelmintic when deworming, 76% of respondents said that only animals requiring deworming received anthelmintic (χ 2=14.52, P<0.001). The dosage of dewormer given was most often calculated based upon table guidelines given in the certification course (54%), vs. 35% who relied on veterinarian instructions and 11% who self-determined dosage amounts (χ 2=18.22, P<0.001). Over 60% of respondents reported that prior to becoming certified they did not consult a veterinarian for use of drugs extra label. When asked how current withdrawal times for drugs not approved for goats are determined, 41% of responses reported using veterinarian instructions with an identical percentage using table guidelines from the certification course; with 19% of responses using information from the Internet (χ 2=7.32, P<0.03). Results of the survey show changes in behavior of certified goat producers when compared with previous practices in anthelmintic usage. More emphasis on the importance of veterinarian approval for lawful use of extra-label drug is needed. Changes in production practices noted imply that an on-line training course can be effective in promoting proper herd health practices for goat producers. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.

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