Lincoln, NE, United States
Lincoln, NE, United States

Midland University is a private liberal arts college with an approximate enrollment of 1,100 students. The 33-acre academic and residential campus is located in Fremont, Nebraska, 25 miles northwest of Omaha, Nebraska. The university offers over thirty undergraduate bachelor's degrees and three graduate master's degrees, including Master of Business Administration , Master of Education in Leadership, and Master in Professional Accounting.Fielding athletic teams known as the Midland University Warriors, the college is a member of the Great Plains Athletic Conference in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics . The university’s official colors are navy blue, orange, and white. The university offers several extracurricular activities, including 25 varsity athletic teams, leadership and service groups, clubs, and organizations, as well as fraternities and sororities.Known as Midland Lutheran College from 1962-2010, the university is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.The university ranked 69 in the Regional Colleges Midwest Rankings of the 2015 U.S. News & World Report ranking of colleges. Wikipedia.

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News Article | May 19, 2017

"Coach Fritsche's background has prepared him very well for our position," said Hillsdale College Director of Athletics Don Brubacher. "His disposition, teaching style and systems of play fit Hillsdale College in every respect. We are excited to have him join the Charger family." Fritsche was deeply involved in all aspects of the Creighton program, from opposition scouting and practice plans to recruiting and player development. During Fritsche's tenure, they had an overall record of 78-54. During the 2016-17 season, Creighton improved by seven wins over the 2015-16 season. Improvement in his teams and players has been a constant theme throughout Fritsche's coaching career, at all levels of the sport. Prior to joining the coaching staff at Creighton, Fritsche coached at Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska, where the team showed substantial improvement even in his single season with the program. Before rising to collegiate level, Fritsche spent 10 years as the head varsity girls' basketball coach at Bellevue West High School, during which time the team ascended to the very top of the Nebraska prep ranks. His team advanced to states six times in a seven-year span. Fritsche led the team to three state championships (2007, 2009, 2010) and one state runner-up finish (2011). Between 2009 and 2011, Fritsche was named coach of the year by nine different organizations in Nebraska, including being named the 2010 Omaha World-Herald Coach of the Year and the 2009 Lincoln Journal Star Coach of the Year. Fritsche is a 1999 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Kearney, where he received a bachelor of arts in education. He earned a master's degree in education from Doane College in Nebraska. Hillsdale College, founded in 1844, has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 3.6 million. More information is available at To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:

News Article | April 17, 2017
Site:, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its ranking of Nebraska’s best colleges for 2017. Of the 20 four-year schools included on the list, Creighton University, Nebraska Wesleyan University, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Doane College Crete and Hastings College were the top five schools. Of the 9 two-year schools included in the ranking, Western Nebraska Community College, Mid-Plains Community College, Metropolitan Community College, Northeast Community College and Southeast Community College were the top five. A full list of schools is included below. “A strong educational foundation can open a lot of doors when it comes to starting a new career,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of “These Nebraska colleges and universities have distinguished themselves by providing excellent service to student through quality degree programs and career resources.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Nebraska” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also analyzed based on additional metrics including program offerings, employment services, academic counseling, opportunities for financial aid, graduation rates and student/teacher ratios. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the “Best Colleges in Nebraska” list, visit: Nebraska’s Best Four-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Bellevue University Chadron State College Clarkson College College of Saint Mary Concordia University-Nebraska Creighton University Doane College-Crete Grace University Hastings College Midland University Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health Nebraska Wesleyan University Peru State College Union College University of Nebraska at Kearney University of Nebraska at Omaha University of Nebraska Medical Center University of Nebraska-Lincoln Wayne State College York College Nebraska’s Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Central Community College Little Priest Tribal College Metropolitan Community College Mid-Plains Community College Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Nebraska Indian Community College Northeast Community College Southeast Community College Western Nebraska Community College ### About Us: 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 has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.

Grant K.M.,University of Nebraska Medical Center | Young L.B.,Western Illinois University | Tyler K.A.,University of Nebraska - Lincoln | Simpson J.L.,Midland University | And 2 more authors.
Patient Education and Counseling | Year: 2017

Objective: A multisite field trial testing whether improved outcomes associated with intensive referral to mutual help groups (MHGs) could be maintained after the intervention was adapted for the circumstances and needs of rural veterans in treatment for substance use disorder (SUD). Methods: In three Veterans Affairs treatment programs in the Midwest, patients (N = 195) received standard referral (SR) or rural-adapted intensive referral (RAIR) and were measured at baseline and 6-month follow-up. Results: Both groups reported significant improvement at 6-months, but no significant differences between SR and RAIR groups in MHG participation, substance use, addiction severity, and posttraumatic stress symptoms. Inconsistent delivery of the intervention resulted in only one-third of the RAIR group receiving the full three sessions, but this group reported significantly greater 6-month abstinence from alcohol than those receiving no sessions. Conclusion: Further research should explore implementation problems and determine whether consistent delivery of the intervention enhances 12-step facilitation. Practice implications: The addition of rural-specific elements to the original intensive referral intervention has not been shown to increase its effectiveness among rural veterans. © 2017 Elsevier B.V.

Conway P.,United Medical Systems | MacHlin S.,Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality | Sasse B.,Midland University | Cohen J.,Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Health Services Research | Year: 2011

Objective. To categorize national medical expenditures into patient-centered categories. Data Sources. The 2007 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), a nationally representative annual survey of the civilian noninstitutionalized population. Study Design. Descriptive statistics categorizing expenditures into seven patient-centered care categories: chronic conditions, acute illness, trauma/injury or poisoning, dental, pregnancy/birth-related, routine preventative health care, and other. Data Collection Methods. MEPS cohort. Principal Findings. Nearly half of expenditures were for chronic conditions. The remaining expenditures were as follows: acute illness (25 percent), trauma/poisoning (8 percent), dental (7 percent), routine preventative health care (6 percent), pregnancy/birth-related (4 percent), and other (3 percent). Hospital-based expenditures accounted for the majority for acute illness, trauma/injury, and pregnancy/birth and over a third for chronic conditions. Conclusions. This patient-centered viewpoint may complement other methods to examine health care expenditures and may better represent how patients interact with the health care system and expend resources. © Health Research and Educational Trust.

Kollins S.H.,Duke University | Jain R.,R D Clinical Research Inc. | Jain R.,Midland University | Brams M.,Bayou City Research Ltd. | And 4 more authors.
Pediatrics | Year: 2011

OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of clonidine hydrochloride extended-release tablets (CLON-XR) combined with stimulants (ie, methylphenidate or amphetamine) for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this phase 3, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, children and adolescents with hyperactive- or combined-subtype ADHD who had an inadequate response to their stable stimulant regimen were randomized to receive CLON-XR or placebo in combination with their baseline stimulant medication. Predefined efficacy measures evaluated change from baseline to week 5. Safety was assessed by spontaneously reported adverse events, vital signs, electrocardiogram recordings, and clinical laboratory values. Improvement from baseline for all efficacy measures was evaluated using analysis of covariance. RESULTS: Of 198 patients randomized, 102 received CLON-XR plus stimulant and 96 received placebo plus stimulant. At week 5, greater improvement from baseline in ADHD Rating Scale IV (ADHD-RS-IV) total score (95% confidence interval: -7.83 to -1.13; P = .009), ADHD-RS-IV hyperactivity and inattention subscale scores (P = .014 and P = .017, respectively), Conners' Parent Rating Scale scores (P < .062), Clinical Global Impression of Severity (P = .021), Clinical Global Impression of Improvement (P = .006), and Parent Global Assessment (P = .001) was observed in the CLON-XR plus stimulant group versus the placebo plus stimulant group. Adverse events and changes in vital signs in the CLON-XR group were generally mild. CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study suggest that CLON-XR in combination with stimulants is useful in reducing ADHD in children and adolescents with partial response to stimulants. Copyright © 2011 by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

PubMed | Staffordshire University, University of Bristol, Midland University and University of Birmingham
Type: | Journal: Health and quality of life outcomes | Year: 2016

The ICECAP measures potentially offer a broader assessment of quality of life and well-being, in comparison to measures routinely used in economic evaluation, such as the EQ-5D-3 L. This broader assessment may allow measurement of the full effects of an intervention or treatment. Previous research has indicated that the ICECAP-O (for older people) and EQ-5D-3 L measure provide complementary information. This paper aims to determine similar information for the ICECAP-A (for the entire adult population) in terms of whether the measure is a substitute or complement to the EQ-5D-3 L.Data from the BEEP trial - a multi-centre, pragmatic, randomised controlled trial - were used. Spearman rank correlations and exploratory factor analytic methods were used to assess whether ICECAP-A and EQ-5D-3 L are measuring the same, or different, constructs.A correlation of 0.49 (p < 0.01) was found between the ICECAP-A tariff score and the EQ-5D-3 L index. Using the pooled items of the EQ-5D-3 L and the ICECAP-A a two factor solution was optimal, with the majority of EQ-5D-3 L items loading onto one factor and the majority of ICECAP-A items onto another.The results presented in this paper indicate that ICECAP-A and EQ-5D-3 L are measuring two different constructs and provide largely different, complementary information. Results showed a similarity to results presented by Davis et al. using the ICECAP-O.ISRCTN 93634563.

PubMed | University of Washington, Midland University, Bristol Eye Hospital, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and 2 more.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Ophthalmology | Year: 2016

To investigate if previous intravitreal therapy is a predictor of posterior capsule rupture (PCR) during cataract surgery.Multicenter, national electronic medical record (EMR) database study with univariate and multivariate regression modeling.A total of 65 836 eyes of 44 635 patients undergoing cataract surgery.Anonymized data were extracted for eyes undergoing cataract surgery from 20 hospitals using the same EMR for cases performed between 2004 and 2014. Variables included as possible risk indicators for PCR were age, sex, number of previous intravitreal injections, indication for intravitreal therapy, grade of healthcare professional administering intravitreal therapy, advanced cataract, and cataract surgeon grade.Presence or absence of posterior capsular rupture during cataract surgery.Data were available on 65 836 cataract operations, of which 1935 had undergone previous intravitreal therapy (2.9%). In univariate regression analyses, patient age, advanced cataract, junior cataract surgeon grade, and number of previous intravitreal injections were significant predictors of PCR. By considering the number of previous intravitreal injections as a continuous variable, the odds ratio for PCR per intravitreal injection was 1.04 (P= 0.016) after adjusting for age, advanced cataract, and cataract surgeon grade. Repeat analysis considering intravitreal injections as a categoric variable showed 10 or more previous injections were associated with a 2.59 times higher likelihood of PCR (P= 0.003) after again adjusting for other significant independent predictors.Previous intravitreal therapy is associated with a higher likelihood of PCR during cataract surgery. This study provides data to help inform surgeons and patients about the risk of complications when undergoing cataract surgery after multiple prior intravitreal injections. Further investigation is required to determine the cause behind the increased PCR risk.

Knudtson C.A.,Midland University
Journal of Chemical Education | Year: 2015

Students in undergraduate organic chemistry courses are frequently overwhelmed by the volume and complexity of information they are expected to learn. To aid in students learning of organic functional groups, a novel card game "ChemKarta" is reported that can serve as a useful alternative to flashcards. This pedagogy is a simple matching game, in which students identify functional groups on molecules. ChemKarta has a large card set to immerse students in course material and to allow teachers to mine the game for class and exam questions. It is easily customized by the addition or removal of cards to adjust content to fit an individual course. Students found the game easy to learn and responded favorably to its use as an educational tool. © 2015 The American Chemical Society and Division of Chemical Education, Inc.

Choi H.-J.,Midland University | Lee H.-H.,Midland University
Transactions of the Korean Institute of Electrical Engineers | Year: 2013

There were telecommunication noise and malfunctions of the electronic devices occurred over a wide area due to the high harmonic voltage and/or current levels of the Back-to-back converter in the DFIG wind power system even though the magnitude of all harmonics is within the international standards. The triangular carrier signals of the PWM used in the power converter system is related to the telecommunication noise because they are in the range of audible frequencies and amplified by a variety of the standing waves that were excited by harmonic voltage sources in the weak grid system such as a long distance distribution transmission lines. This paper describes the characteristics of the harmonics in the wind turbine-generator, numerical analysis and simulation of the harmonics resonance phenomena in the distribution lines as well as measuring induced voltage of the telecommunication lines in parallel with power lines in order to verify the root cause of the telecommunication noise. These noise problems can occur in a wind turbine power system with a non-linear converter at any time, as well as photovoltaic power system. So, the preliminary review of suitable filter devices and switching frequencies of the PWM have to be required by considering the stability of the controller at the design stage but as part of the measures the effect of the telecommunication cable shields was analyzed by comparing the measured data between multi-conductor with/without shields so as to attenuate the sources of the harmonics voltage induced into the telecommunication lines and to apply the most cost-effective measures in the field.

PubMed | Midland University and Hereford County Hospital
Type: | Journal: BMC ophthalmology | Year: 2015

We report a case of a HLA-B27 negative patient presenting with severe, bilateral, idiopathic acute anterior uveitis with acute hypotony and hypotony maculopathy as their first uveitic episode.Within a week of onset of her first episode of acute anterior uveitis, a 45 year-old Caucasian lady developed profound ocular hypotony with unrecordable intraocular pressures, reduced vision and choroidal folds. All investigations were negative. Uveitic hypotony responded slowly to corticosteroids--intravenous, oral and topical--with normalization of intraocular pressure and resolution of choroidal folds after two months. Anterior uveitis and hypotony have not returned with six months of follow-up.Bilateral, profound hypotony maculopathy may present acutely in idiopathic acute anterior uveitis, may be slow to respond to treatment and should be considered as a cause of vision loss in patients with this condition.

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