Midwestern State University is a public liberal arts college in Wichita Falls, Texas, United States, and a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. As of 2009 it had about 6,500 students. Midwestern is one of four independent public universities in Texas unaffiliated with a state public university system. It is the state's only public liberal arts college. Wikipedia.
News Article | February 15, 2017
The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has released its list of the Best Online Colleges in Texas for 2017. Highlighting both two- and four-year schools, more than 90 Texas colleges received accolades, with the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, University of North Texas, Texas Tech University and Baylor University coming in as the top four-year schools and St. Philip’s College, Odessa College, Del Mar College, Western Texas College and Texas State Technical College Waco ranking highest among two-year schools. “About 1.5 million students enrolled in post-secondary education in Texas in fall 2016,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “As Internet-based coursework becomes more accessible, students may find that online programs suit their needs better. Schools on our list have been ranked for overall quality, providing excellent options for anyone who wants more flexible education options.” To determine the Best Online Schools in Texas, each college in the state was evaluated using over a dozen unique data points to find which schools best meet students’ needs, including graduation rates, career placement services and financial aid availability. AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org also requires each school highlighted on the lists to carry institutional accreditation and hold public or private not-for-profit status. Find each school’s score and ranking or read more about the data and methodology used to determine the lists here: The Best Four-Year Online Schools in Texas for 2017 include the following: Abilene Christian University Angelo State University Baylor University Concordia University-Texas Dallas Baptist University Dallas Christian College Grace School of Theology Houston Baptist University Howard Payne University Lamar University LeTourneau University Lubbock Christian University Messenger College Midwestern State University Our Lady of the Lake University Prairie View A & M University Sam Houston State University Schreiner University Southern Methodist University Southwestern Adventist University Southwestern Assemblies of God University St Mary's University Stephen F Austin State University Sul Ross State University Tarleton State University Texas A & M International University Texas A & M University-College Station Texas A & M University-Commerce Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Texas A & M University-Kingsville Texas A & M University-Texarkana Texas Christian University Texas Southern University Texas State University Texas Tech University Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Texas Woman's University The University of Texas at Arlington The University of Texas at Austin The University of Texas at Dallas The University of Texas at El Paso The University of Texas at Tyler The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio The University of Texas of the Permian Basin The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Trinity University University of Dallas University of Houston University of Houston-Clear Lake The Best Two-Year Online Schools in Texas for 2017 include the following: Alvin Community College Amarillo College Austin Community College District Central Texas College College of the Mainland Collin College Del Mar College El Paso Community College Frank Phillips College Grayson College Houston Community College Kilgore College Lamar Institute of Technology Lamar State College-Port Arthur Lone Star College Navarro College North Central Texas College Northwest Vista College Odessa College Palo Alto College Panola College San Antonio College South Plains College St Philip's College Tarrant County College District Temple College Texas State Technical College - West Texas Texas State Technical College-Waco Trinity Valley Community College Tyler Junior College Western Texas 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. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.
News Article | October 29, 2016
The 2016 ranking of the Best Online Colleges in Texas has been released by leading higher education and online student resource provider, AffordableCollegesOnline.org. Four-year colleges earning the highest marks include the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, the University of Texas, Victoria, and Southwestern Adventist University. Frank Phillips College, Western Texas College and Odessa College received top honors for two-year colleges. Between the two lists, more than 70 colleges in Texas were recognized for their variety of online education options and their strong focus on affordability. "The number of Texans earning college degrees has increased dramatically over the past five years,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "We’ve found the schools in Texas who are designing learning options to be more flexible and accessible than ever before, for both in-state students and learners located across the nation.” To earn a place on AffordableCollegesOnline.org’s list, schools are required to meet certain baseline criteria. Colleges must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Schools had to also meet baseline affordability standards, offering in-state tuition for under $5,000 per year at two year schools and under $25,000 per year at four year schools. Each college’s ranking is determined by an in-depth analysis of more than a dozen different metrics, ranging from financial aid options to graduation rate to online program variety. The full list of colleges is included below. To see where each ranks specifically and to get more specific details about the methodology used to compare each college, visit the following page: The Best Two-Year Online Colleges in Texas for 2016: Alvin Community College Amarillo College Central Texas College College of the Mainland Collin College Del Mar College El Paso Community College Frank Phillips College Grayson College Houston Community College Kilgore College Lamar Institute of Technology Lone Star College Navarro College North Central Texas College Odessa College Panola College South Plains College Tarrant County College District Temple College Texas State Technical College - Waco Trinity Valley Community College Tyler Junior College Western Texas College The Best Four-Year Online Colleges in Texas for 2016: Amberton University Angelo State University Arlington Baptist College Dallas Baptist University Dallas Christian College Grace School of Theology King's University Lamar University Lubbock Christian University Messenger College Midwestern State University Our Lady of the Lake University Parker University Prairie View A & M University Sam Houston State University South Texas College Southwestern Adventist University Southwestern Assemblies of God University Southwestern Christian College Stephen F. Austin State University Sul Ross State University Tarleton State University Texas A & M University - Central Texas Texas A & M University - College Station Texas A & M University - Commerce Texas A & M University - Corpus Christi Texas A & M University - Kingsville Texas A & M University - Texarkana Texas Tech University Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Texas Woman's University The University of Texas at Arlington The University of Texas at Brownsville The University of Texas at El Paso The University of Texas at Tyler The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center The University of Texas Medical Branch The University of Texas of the Permian Basin University of Houston - Clear Lake University of Houston - Downtown University of Houston - Victoria University of North Texas University of North Texas at Dallas Wayland Baptist University West Texas A & M University 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.
News Article | November 28, 2016
Leading higher education information and resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org is highlighting schools with top online health sciences degree programs in a new ranking for 2016-2017. Two lists compare four-year and two-year schools offering health science degree programs nationwide, determining which offer the best combination of cost and quality for students. Of the lists of top 100 colleges, the highest finishers among four-year schools include the University of Mississippi, Washburn University, Siena Heights University, Weber State University and Davenport University, while top two-year schools include East Mississippi Community College, Holmes Community College, Hutchinson Community College, Metropolitan Community College and Barton County Community College. "Employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 19 percent, or much faster than the national average, from 2014 to 2024,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “Students pursuing health science degrees can now find affordable, high quality learning options online through these schools, who are ultimately being highlighted here for their efforts to help students excel.” AffordableCollegesOnline.org has several minimum eligibility requirements each school on their rankings must meet. Colleges must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions and must offer in-state tuition rates as follows: under $5,000 per year for two-year schools; under $25,000 per year for four-year schools. Those meeting eligibility requirements are then scored and ranked based on more than a dozen school-specific statistics, including financial aid offerings and graduation rates. Each school recognized on the top online health sciences degree programs list is included below. For more information on each school’s score and the data and methodology used to rank each can be found at: The Best Two-Year Schools for Online Health Sciences Students in 2016-2017: Allen County Community College Barton County Community College Beaufort County Community College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Central Texas College Colby Community College Collin College Columbus State Community College Cowley County Community College Crowder College Dakota College at Bottineau East Mississippi Community College Forsyth Technical Community College Gateway Community and Technical College GateWay Community College Great Falls College Montana State University Hazard Community and Technical College Holmes Community College Hutchinson Community College Indian Hills Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College Kilgore College Lakeshore Technical College Lanier Technical College Lenoir Community College Madisonville Community College Maysville Community and Technical College Metropolitan Community College National Park College North Central Missouri College North Dakota State College of Science Northwest Mississippi Community College Oklahoma City Community College Pamlico Community College Panola College Pitt Community College San Juan College Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Sinclair College Southwest Mississippi Community College Southwestern Community College Spokane Community College Spokane Falls Community College State Fair Community College Three Rivers Community College Truckee Meadows Community College Tyler Junior College Western Nebraska Community College Western Wyoming Community College Williston State College The Best Four-Year Schools for Online Health Sciences Students in 2016-2017: Allen College Augusta University Baker College Brigham Young University - Idaho Clarkson College Concordia University - Saint Paul Dakota State University Davenport University East Carolina University Ferris State University Goodwin College Granite State College Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale Kent State University at Kent Midway College Midwestern State University Mississippi University for Women Montana State University - Billings Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health North Carolina A & T State University Northern Arizona University Oregon Institute of Technology Peirce College Presentation College Rutgers University - New Brunswick Siena Heights University St. Petersburg College SUNY Polytechnic Institute The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Thomas University Tiffin University University of Alabama at Birmingham University of Arkansas at Little Rock University of Cincinnati - Main Campus University of Florida University of Louisiana at Monroe University of Mississippi University of Missouri - Columbia University of Northern Colorado University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center University of Southern Indiana University of Toledo Viterbo University Washburn University Weber State University Western Carolina University Western Kentucky University Winston-Salem State University Youngstown State University 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.
News Article | October 28, 2016
The Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC) Data Breach Reports lists, “Over 169 million personal records were exposed in 2015, stemming from 781 publicized breaches across the financial, business, education, government and healthcare sectors.” With such an alarming number, authors Anzar Hasan and Abbas Mirza urge readers to “Protect Your Personal Information” (published by Trafford Publishing) and give them the tools to do so. This book provides detailed information about the threats that readers and their computer have when they enter the world of internet. It will discuss different ways through which readers could protect themselves from intruders. This book covers all the major kinds of threats that anyone faces when they go online. “We believe cyber security is everyone’s responsibility and people would want to learn more about the present dangers of being online and how to protect themselves and their family from cyber threats,” the authors say. The in-depth guide covers everything from preventing identity theft, to keeping children safe while online. With this level of depth, “Protect Your Personal Information” aims to help everyone access the wonders of connectivity without worrying over the intricacies of web-based personal attacks. “Protect Your Personal Information” By Anzar Hasan; Abbas Mirza Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 160 pages | ISBN 9781490775272 Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 160 pages | ISBN 9781490775258 E-Book | 160 pages | ISBN 9781490775265 Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble About the Author Anzar Hasan is one of the leading information security audit professionals. He is extremely dedicated to implementing the best practices and optimizing the current policies. Hasan graduated in electronics from NED University of Engineering & Technology. He is a certified information systems security professional (CISSP) and certified information security manager (CISM). He studied further and took a graduate diploma in business analytics from Southern Methodist University (SMU). He also has graduate certificates in crisis management and business continuity from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Abbas Mirza is one of the renowned personalities in the computer world. He has an experience of over 15 years in architecture, analysis, design, development, implementation, and management of information technology systems. He is the laureate of the Computerworld Honors Program 2013. Mirza earned his bachelor’s degree in business computer information systems from Midwestern State University, while he was able to get his advance technical training from Southern Methodist University (SMU). Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.
Dunn J.M.,Midwestern State University
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society | Year: 2010
The proposed evolutionary link between dwarf irregular and dwarf elliptical/spheroidal galaxies is investigated using broad-band UBVR photometry obtained for a sample of 29 dwarf galaxies. The galaxies span a range of absolute B-band magnitude from -13.67 to -19.86 mag, and range in distance from about 7 to 108 Mpc. Broad-band colours and Sérsic surface brightness profile fits are compared for the two morphological types. All optical parameters are statistically different between the two subsamples, as evidenced by the significance level of the Kolmogorov-Smirnov statistic. Others have noted that dwarf ellipticals might have looked much like the currently observed dwarf irregulars in the past based on optical colours. A difference is noted between the two samples in the value of n (the power-law exponent determined from the Sérsic profile fitting), suggesting that the two main types of dwarf galaxy are structurally distinct. The differences in the structure of the stellar components imply that dwarf irregulars do not evolve to become dwarf ellipticals in isolation, meaning that some sort of external interaction is required if the transformation is to occur. The environments of the galaxies are initially classified as either field or group/cluster (though no definitive environmental comparison is presented here). © 2010 The Author. Journal compilation © 2010 RAS.
Wyatt F.B.,Midwestern State University
Journal of Exercise Physiology Online | Year: 2014
Hypoxia has been defined as conditions with lower than normal oxygen availability. Altitude exposure and acclimatization have been areas of research for a considerable time. The immediate (acute) effects of lowered ambient pressure of oxygen (PO2) pertaining to the human response and the adaptations to prolonged exposure (chronic) are complex. Several systems (i.e., cardiovascular, pulmonary, and endocrine) react to the hypoxia associated with altitude exposure. Adding to the complexity, these systems rarely react in isolation but rather interact to allow the work of the individual to be accomplished in this type of environment. While generalities exist relating to acute and chronic adaptations (acclimatization) to altitude exposure, current evidence indicates individual responses may facilitate or hinder the acclimatization process. Responders and non-responders have been identified in the literature during attempts to understand the human response to a lowered partial pressure of oxygen. This review summarizes the affects of acute and chronic exposure to altitude as it relates to exercise and work output. Several sub-categories will be addressed. Included in these categories are the following: (a) acute and chronic exposure; (b) performance and length of events; (c) substrate utilization; and (d) various adaptations associated with various increasing altitudes. While much research has been conducted regarding living high/training low (LHTL) scenarios, this review will only discuss findings associated with acute and chronic exposure to altitude. Thus, the purpose of this brief review is to summarize two basic tenets of altitude and exercise: (a) acute exposure response; and (b) chronic adaptations.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: S-STEM:SCHLR SCI TECH ENG&MATH | Award Amount: 606.15K | Year: 2015
This project at Midwestern State University (MSU) entitled Scholarship Opportunities for Academic Recognition (SOAR) will help to meet the demand in Texas for science and technology well-prepared employees. It will focus on strategies designed to increase retention in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors such increased peer and faculty supports, programs to facilitate transition to the college environment, and the development of student identity as scientists. These activities have been shown to be particularly effective for underrepresented student populations. Because a high percentage of students at the university are lower-income first-generation and minority students, these strategies will increase retention in those populations and contribute to the diversity of the local workforce. SOAR will serve to strengthen university connections with local high schools during recruitment activities while networking activities with employers improve career preparation and cultivate student interest in the regional STEM industry. SOAR will lead to sustained improvements at the university, in particular the institutionalization of living/learning communities and the science orientation programs.
In addition to providing financial support, SOAR will implement student success strategies to improve retention and graduation for student populations that, despite academic talent and initial motivation, have difficulty persevering in college when confronted with early struggles. The student support model will strengthen science skills early and enable students to develop personal assets that allow them to overcome the challenges of college. This will be accomplished through first-year transition supports, early research experiences in science, a living/learning community, stronger faculty and peer interactions and mentoring, and professional experiences such as internships. These activities will introduce students to scientific thinking, the college environment, and expectations. The university will evaluate the effects of these strategies on retention, graduation, and the success of the scholars post-graduation.
News Article | October 28, 2016
Last December, the MSU Board of Regents approved a multimillion-dollar plan to upgrade many of the school’s athletic fields. Now that plan has come to fruition. Today Midwestern State University features several state-of-the-art playing fields from AstroTurf®, the pioneers of the synthetic turf industry. All of these artificial surfaces feature AstroTurf’s 3D3 product, a premium synthetic turf system. For long-lasting aesthetics, AstroTurf 3D3 uses the High Micron monofilament fiber, whose specialized thickness helps it to resist wear and tear and stand upright over time. For durability, AstroTurf adds in slit film polyethylene fibers. The 3D3 system also features AstroTurf’s RootZone® technology, a proprietary infill stabilization system invented, patented and improved upon by AstroTurf. This sub-layer of texturized fibers holds the infill in place, preventing compaction, splash, and migration. The result is a clean, consistent playing surface, which has garnered rave reviews for its performance, durability and safety. “We are thrilled to give our student-athletes the opportunity to play on these exceptional AstroTurf athletic surfaces,” said MSU Athletic Director Charlie Carr. “The fields are fantastic and the AstroTurf team did a tremendous job with the whole project." Following an AstroTurf softball field installation last year, the most recently completed renovation phase at MSU was the intramural fields, which include a full-length football practice field, a shorter companion football field, and two soccer pitches, totaling over 200,000 square feet of synthetic turf. Before the area could even be surfaced the site needed grading, drainage construction, and engineering to re-orient the football fields, all handled by AstroTurf’s in-house construction design team. AstroTurf also installed goalposts, soccer goals and netting. The Midwestern State campus also had an AstroTurf 3D3 surface installed on a soccer practice field back in June. The new synthetic turf field has helped the mighty Mustangs prepare for the fall soccer season, which has seen the men’s squad open up at 7-2-1 and the women’s team at 6-2-2. The field is also lined for rugby. About AstroTurf® For athletes and sport enthusiasts, AstroTurf® has redefined the way the game is played. The brand offers advanced, state-of-the-art, multi-sport and specialized synthetic turf systems with proprietary engineered technologies. A growing number of high schools, colleges, professional sports teams and municipalities continue to select AstroTurf-branded products for their premium quality, technical superiority, and safety. To learn more, visit AstroTurf’s recently redesigned website at http://www.astroturf.com.
News Article | June 4, 2016
Todd May from Ogden, Utah has always had a knack for finding interesting things during his long walks near his home, but what he found on one particular hike ended up making him the talk of the town. Instead of coming across the usual rocks and fossils, May stumbled upon a large 75-pound object, which he claims could be a well-preserved skull of a Bigfoot. Fans of the occult know Bigfoots as giant, mysterious creatures that are said to roam the wilderness of the Northwestern United States. While tales about these ape-like beings have sprung up more than a few times in the past, no one has ever produced any concrete evidence of their existence. May, however, stressed that what he had found is the proof many people have been waiting for. May said he has been interested in Bigfoots for quite some time, especially since he lives in one of the hot spots for the creatures' sightings. In fact, he claims to have seen two of the mysterious creatures in the past. He said the first time he encountered a Bigfoot, he was startled by its ape-like features. He added that the Bigfoot had appeared suddenly out of nowhere but it ran off as soon as they made eye contact with each other. It was then that May decided to visit Ogden Canyon more often in the hopes of catching another glimpse of the giant creature. He also met a few other people who said they saw a Bigfoot during these trips. In one of his visits to the canyon, May said he came across another creature, this time it was larger than the one before and had red fur. He said the second encounter frightened him even more. Despite receiving criticism from other people who dismiss his claims as hoaxes, May remains convinced that what he had found and experienced is true. "There's haters out there, other Bigfoot enthusiasts that don't like that I found something first," the amateur Bigfoot hunter said. Prof. Jesse Carlucci, a geoscience expert from Midwestern State University who examined the large object May found, said that it is nothing more than a piece of rock that went through severe weathering. Carlucci pointed to the natural fractures on the rock as proof of chemical breakdown, which often occurs when it is exposed to rainwater. Fossil skulls, on the other hand, are very fragile objects made of bone. They have a totally different composition and texture compared to rocks. This means the object that May found is not a skull of a Bigfoot, Carlucci explained. © 2017 Tech Times, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
News Article | November 11, 2016
Evolution Labs announced today that Midwestern State has adopted its SA360 platform as a required part of its student-athlete experience across all of its 13 NCAA Division II programs. SA360 provides student-athletes with engaging mobile app and web-based content on topics ranging from health and wellness to avoiding risk behavior, to assessing and improving academic skills. MSU joins other top intercollegiate athletic departments that have integrated the platform into their core programming, including Louisiana State, Virginia Commonwealth and Maryland. "The university and the athletic department are committed to fostering students' success as scholars, athletes and citizens," MSU Athletic Director Charlie Carr said. "SA360 uses smart technology to deliver content in a manner that's more compelling and convenient to student-athletes, while enabling the athletic department to provide timely support and advice throughout the academic year. SA360 can help student-athletes whether they're on campus or traveling to an away game." SA360 covers important success topics including mental health, physical fitness, study and test-taking skills, time management skills, drug and alcohol use, sexual assault, NCAA compliance and career preparedness.It employs pulse surveys, social media, interactive self-tests and digital video to keep students returning for regular updates. In addition, the platform can be configured to work as part of an existing course or as an independent required curriculum. "MSU is extremely forward-thinking in their efforts to support student-athletes," said Peter Kraft, CEO at Evolution Labs. "SA360 will reach MSU's student-athletes in many ways to facilitate a great learning environment for their development as students, athletes and as people." About Midwestern State University Located in Wichita Falls, Texas, Midwestern State University is heralded as the public liberal arts University of the State of Texas. Faculty, administrators, staff and students actively participate in an academic community that focuses, refines and continuously challenges points of understanding. The university offers an affordable, nurturing and challenging learning environment that serves the citizens of Texas, other states and many countries. The university strives to prepare its graduates to set high goals, be productive members of the global society, understand and relate to people and ideas different from their own, and continue to learn throughout their lives. As a member of NCAA Division II, the Mustangs compete in 13 sports as a member of the Lone Star Conference and is an associate member of the Heartland Conference in men's soccer. About Evolution Labs Spanning the entire student life cycle, Evolution Labs is vastly improving the engagement experience between schools and students. The company's proprietary S360 and P360 programs help schools drive enrollment and retention, and also gain the alliance and influence of parents. It's SA360 program delivers critical success content to college student-athletes, and the company's Suite360 program engages K-12 students in highly immersive content around character development and social & emotional learning.