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Minot State University is a four-year institution of higher learning in Minot, North Dakota. Founded in 1913 as a normal school, Minot State University is the third-largest university in North Dakota, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs.Minot State University was founded in 1913 and has evolved from a normal school to a Carnegie Master’s I institution, despite the fact that study of a foreign language in not required for a BA. Three colleges comprise the university’s academic offerings: Arts and science, Business, and Education and Health science. Nine master’s degrees and one education specialist degree are offered in such areas as communication disorders, management, and mathematics. There is a mix of liberal arts and professional programs offering more than 60 majors at the undergraduate level. MSU is a member of the North Dakota University System, which comprises eleven institutions representing doctoral, master, baccalaureate, and community colleges. The State Board of Higher Education consists of nine members and is the governing board of the System. Minot State University has a Board of Regents acting as an advisory board and champion for the institution.Minot State's mascot is the beaver and the school colors are red and green . The campus newspaper is called the Red and Green. Wikipedia.

Annan K.,Minot State University
Mathematical and Computer Modelling | Year: 2012

Most End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients receiving dialysis therapy are in a state of constant metabolic acidosis which is associated with high cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. In an attempt to improve the quality and efficacy of ESRD patients suffering from acidosis many experimental approaches have been used to investigate acid-base balance during dialysis sessions. However, these experimental approaches are expensive and time consuming. To reduce acidosis morbidity, a compartmental mathematical model is used in this paper. The model takes into account the exchange of small solutes, bicarbonate (HCO 3 -) and carbon dioxide, across a non-uniform trans-membrane dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flows are simulated using the Navier-Stokes and Darcy equations respectively. Since the trans-membrane (TM) flux would not be uniform, both blood- and dialysate-side equations are coupled with interfacial conditions calculated by Kedem-Katchalsky equations. Numerical results and clinical data are in close agreement within a satisfactory range, thus confirming that mathematical models can predict dialysis operative parameters with accuracy. Numerical results also confirm that acid-base balance for ESRD patients can be achieved during HCO 3 - dialysis therapy. Thus, the model quantifies adequate choice of bicarbonate and electrolyte concentrations to help improve acid-base status of ESRD patients suffering from acidosis. As an investigative framework, the model can also provide a clear insight into other small solute exchanges across the dialyzer membrane. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.

Shipunov A.,Minot State University | Shipunova E.,Cape Cod Community College
American Journal of Botany | Year: 2011

Premise of the study: Finding a plant or animal that was previously considered extinct is a fortunate (but rare) event in biology. Haptanthus hazlettii was collected from Honduras (Central America) in 1980, but numerous attempts to re-collect it have failed. Reproductive organs of Haptanthus are unique among angiosperms and make the search for phylogenetic relations difficult. Unfortunately, all attempts to extract DNA from the existing sample were unsuccessful. Methods: In 2010, we organized a small expedition to Honduras and were able to re-collect this plant, extract DNA from dried samples, and sequence the barcoding region of rbcL. Key results and conclusions: We obtained phylogenetic trees with reliable support for the placement of Haptanthus as a new member of Buxaceae (boxwood family). © 2011 Botanical Society of America.

Shipunov A.,Minot State University
Annales Botanici Fennici | Year: 2015

Plantago schrenkii (dwarf plantain) from the Russian Arctic is frequently segregated at species level from P. maritima (sea plantain). Using simultaneous morphometric and molecular analyses, I came to the conclusion that P. schrenkii is just an ecological form of sea plantain and should not be recognized at any taxonomical level. © 2015 Finnish Zoological and Botanical Publishing Board.

Girard J.P.,Minot State University | McIntyre S.,Canadian Department of National Defence
International Journal of Public Sector Management | Year: 2010

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the successful use of a knowledge management (KM) model in a public sector organization. Design/methodology/approach: Building on the theoretical foundation of others, this case study demonstrates the value of KM modeling in a science-based initiative in the Canadian public service. Findings: The Inukshuk KM model, which comprises the five elements of technology, leadership, culture, measurement, and process, provides a holistic approach in public service KM. Practical implications: The proposed model can be employed by other initiatives to facilitate KM planning and implementation. Originality/value: This the first project to consider how KM models may be implemented in a Canadian public service environment. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Markel P.D.,Minot State University
IEEE Transactions on Haptics | Year: 2015

Ongoing development of haptic technology has the potential to provide significant improvement in safety and performance in demanding environments where vision and hearing are compromised. Research regarding the cognitive psychology of touch is lacking and could be beneficial in the development of expectations about human performance for the refinement and implementation of haptic technology. This study examines haptic-spatial memory using a novel assessment method based on finger anatomy. In addition, evidence is presented for a serial-position effect for haptic-spatial memory that is analogous to the classic serial-position effect demonstrated in the verbal recall of word lists. Finally, haptic-spatial memory is compared with short- and long-term memory for visual-spatial tasks. © 2008-2011 IEEE.

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