Columbus Air Force Base, MS, United States
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Mississippi University for Women, also known as MUW or simply the "W" is a four-year coeducational public university located in Columbus, Mississippi. It was formerly known as Industrial Institute and College and later Mississippi State College for Women . Men have been offered admission to MUW since 1982. Wikipedia.


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News Article | November 28, 2016
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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 | December 21, 2016
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Mountain Measurement, Inc. has established the NCLEX® Program Reports Panel of Nursing Experts. This group of nursing education leaders will provide their expertise to the makers of the NCLEX® Program Reports and the nursing education community at large. Portland, OR, December 21, 2016 --( “We are excited to collaborate with some of the finest leaders in nursing program evaluation.” - Brian Bontempo, PhD, Principal Consultant, Mountain Measurement. “We anticipate that this collaboration will improve the quality of training provided to NCLEX® Program Reports subscribers, which will help nursing program administrators and faculty across the US and Canada to improve their program’s curriculum and instruction.” The short-term goals of the NCLEX® Program Reports Panel of Experts include developing new NCLEX® Program Reports Professional Development Seminars and publishing journal articles about how to use the NCLEX® Program Reports. Long-term goals include modifying the content, format and style of the information provided in the NCLEX® Program Reports. “These goals speak to the heart of program evaluation standards, fundamental concepts of evaluation quality, and the critical importance and meaningful use of what is learned from program evaluation.” - Karen J. Saewert, PhD, RN, CPHQ, CNE, ANEF, Member, Panel of Experts. Panel members include: Roseann Colosimo, PhD, MSN, RN from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Education: Saint John’s College (BS), Catholic University of America (MS), and The Ohio State University (PhD) Cathy Dearman, PhD, RN from the University of West Florida. Education: Mississippi University for Women (BS), University of Alabama at Birmingham (MS), University of Mississippi (PhD) Judith M. Pelletier, MSN, RN, CNE from the Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School. Education: University of Lowell (BSN) and Salem State University (MSN) Karen J. Saewert, PhD, RN, CPHQ, CNE, ANEF from Arizona State University. Education: Arizona State University (BSN and MS) and University of Arizona (PhD) About the NCLEX® Program Reports The NCLEX® Program Reports are downloadable PDF files that describe the performance of a nursing program’s graduates on the NCLEX® Examination. Subscribing nursing education programs use the Reports to track program growth, reform curriculum or modify instructional methodology. The Reports are produced by Mountain Measurement, Inc. on behalf of Pearson VUE and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. About Mountain Measurement, Inc. Mountain Measurement is a leader in psychometrics, analytics, data visualization and reporting. Mountain Measurement primarily serves the K–12 and licensure and certification sectors of the testing industry. Media contact: Brian Bontempo, Ph.D. Mountain Measurement, Inc. +1 503 284-1288 Portland, OR, December 21, 2016 --( PR.com )-- Mountain Measurement, Inc. has established the NCLEX® Program Reports Panel of Nursing Experts. This group of nursing education leaders will provide their expertise to the makers of the NCLEX® Program Reports and the nursing education community at large.“We are excited to collaborate with some of the finest leaders in nursing program evaluation.” - Brian Bontempo, PhD, Principal Consultant, Mountain Measurement. “We anticipate that this collaboration will improve the quality of training provided to NCLEX® Program Reports subscribers, which will help nursing program administrators and faculty across the US and Canada to improve their program’s curriculum and instruction.”The short-term goals of the NCLEX® Program Reports Panel of Experts include developing new NCLEX® Program Reports Professional Development Seminars and publishing journal articles about how to use the NCLEX® Program Reports. Long-term goals include modifying the content, format and style of the information provided in the NCLEX® Program Reports. “These goals speak to the heart of program evaluation standards, fundamental concepts of evaluation quality, and the critical importance and meaningful use of what is learned from program evaluation.” - Karen J. Saewert, PhD, RN, CPHQ, CNE, ANEF, Member, Panel of Experts.Panel members include:Roseann Colosimo, PhD, MSN, RN from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Education: Saint John’s College (BS), Catholic University of America (MS), and The Ohio State University (PhD)Cathy Dearman, PhD, RN from the University of West Florida. Education: Mississippi University for Women (BS), University of Alabama at Birmingham (MS), University of Mississippi (PhD)Judith M. Pelletier, MSN, RN, CNE from the Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School. Education: University of Lowell (BSN) and Salem State University (MSN)Karen J. Saewert, PhD, RN, CPHQ, CNE, ANEF from Arizona State University. Education: Arizona State University (BSN and MS) and University of Arizona (PhD)About the NCLEX® Program ReportsThe NCLEX® Program Reports are downloadable PDF files that describe the performance of a nursing program’s graduates on the NCLEX® Examination. Subscribing nursing education programs use the Reports to track program growth, reform curriculum or modify instructional methodology. The Reports are produced by Mountain Measurement, Inc. on behalf of Pearson VUE and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.About Mountain Measurement, Inc.Mountain Measurement is a leader in psychometrics, analytics, data visualization and reporting. Mountain Measurement primarily serves the K–12 and licensure and certification sectors of the testing industry.Media contact:Brian Bontempo, Ph.D. Mountain Measurement, Inc. +1 503 284-1288 Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Mountain Measurement


News Article | August 2, 2016
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RIDGELAND, Miss., Aug. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Butler Snow is pleased to announce Steve Edds and Sue Hicks Fairbank have joined the firm’s public finance group.  “Both Steve and Sue bring tremendous talent to the firm and we’re honored to have them join our team,” said Don Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “Our public finance group has been growing steadily and intentionally across the country the last few years and we’re fortunate that Steve and Sue are on board to help further our strategic goals.” Other recent public finance expansions have included additions in Atlanta, Boston, Denver and New York. Edds’ practice focuses on government finance, economic development incentives and government relations. He works closely with governments in developing business incentive programs and also with a number of nationwide banks and investment banks. In recent years he has served as lead counsel on more than $10 billion of government debt issuance.  He is a contributor to The Issuer's Guide to Tax Exempt Financing and has extensive experience serving as bond, special tax, underwriter's, issuer's, trustee's and credit enhancer's counsel. He is a past editor of Barrister Magazine. Edds has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for public finance law, project finance law and government relations practice since 2005 and was also recognized in the area of economic development law in 2016. He has been recognized in Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers as a leading corporate/commercial municipal finance lawyer in Mississippi since 2007 and has also been consistently recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers. Edds has served as director of the American Judicature Society and is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Mississippi Bar Association, National Association of Bond Lawyers and Leadership Jackson.  He currently serves as chairman of the ABA Standing Committee for Silver Gavel Awards and is a member of the Standing Committee on Public Education.  Edds also currently serves as the Chairperson Elect of the Mississippi Arts Commission. He received both his undergraduate degree and Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi. Fairbank has also worked extensively in all types of revenue bond and general purpose government financings, representing parties from every aspect of the financing. Fairbank has been named in The Best Lawyers in America® for public finance law and in Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers as a leading corporate/commercial municipal finance lawyer in Mississippi. She is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, Mississippi and Capital Area Bar Associations and the Mississippi Women Lawyers Association. Fairbank received her undergraduate degree from Mississippi University for Women and her Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi. Butler Snow offers a comprehensive and diverse public finance practice ranging from all forms of state and municipal bonds and obligations to the full complement of techniques available to finance and/or refinance governmental as well as industrial/economic development, default/workouts, public and private educational institutions, higher education, school financing and other developments. With more than 40 attorneys practicing full-time in the public finance, tax incentives and credit markets group, Butler Snow has one of the largest and most successful public finance practices in the country. About Butler Snow Butler Snow LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 320 attorneys representing local, regional, national and international clients from 19 U.S. offices and offices in London and Singapore. Ranked as a Top 10 firm for pharmaceutical client relations and one of America’s Top 100 law firms in the BTI Power Rankings, Butler Snow is recognized as one of the nation’s top law firms for client service. The firm was recently ranked 48th out of 650 firms in the BTI Client Relationship Scorecard for understanding our client’s business, anticipating client’s needs, unprompted communication, legal skills, quality and keeping clients informed. For more information, visit www.butlersnow.com or follow Butler Snow on twitter @ButlerSnow.


Fletchall A.M.,Mississippi University for Women
Geographical Review | Year: 2016

Montana's craft brewing industry has grown astronomically in the last few decades and has spawned many breweries with local names and themes. Using Montana's craft breweries as a case study, this paper demonstrates that craft breweries play a significant role in contemporary place-making. First, brewery and beer names are analyzed to extract several place-based themes, and it is argued that these perpetuate a particular New West identity for the state. Then, through the lens of tourism and the quest for "authenticity," surveys of brewery visitors are used to identify the various attractions that drinking craft beer and visiting breweries offer their patrons. Besides the taste of the beer, the local nature of breweries and their community focus prove to be an important draw for brewery visitors and provide the chance to experience the community in a more authentic way, and thus, offer an opportunity to make a meaningful connection with place. This research proves that craft breweries have become an important venue for place-making, not only in Montana, but in other cities and states with a significant craft-brewing industry. © 2016 American Geographical Society of New York.


Ansar S.M.,Mississippi State University | Li X.,Mississippi University for Women | Zou S.,University of Central Florida | Zhang D.,Mississippi State University
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters | Year: 2012

Studying the correlation between the molecular structures of SERS-active analytes and their SERS enhancement factors is important to our fundamental understanding of SERS chemical enhancement. Using a common internal reference method, we quantitatively compared the Raman activities, SERS activities, and SERS enhancement factors for a series of organothiols that differ significantly in their structural characteristics and reported chemical enhancements. We find that while the tested molecules vary tremendously in their normal Raman and SERS activities (by more than 4 orders of magnitude), their SERS enhancement factors are very similar (the largest difference is less than 1 order of magnitude). This result strongly suggests that SERS chemical enhancement factors are not as diverse as initially believed. In addition to shedding critical insight on the SERS phenomena, the common internal reference method developed in this work provides a simple and reliable way for systematic investigation of the correlation between molecular structures and their normal Raman and SERS activities. © 2012 American Chemical Society.


Heda G.D.,Mississippi University for Women
Analytical biochemistry | Year: 2014

In this article, we present a modified and improved protein assay that was previously described as "amidoschwarz assay" by Schaffner and Weissmann. Our improved protein assay is user-friendly and 30-40 times more sensitive than the earlier method. The assay was developed into three formats (macro-, micro-, and nanoassay) with trichloroacetic acid (TCA) as protein precipitating agent, measuring up to 96 samples. The macro and micro formats of this assay require a single reagent staining with amido black of protein dots bound to nitrocellulose membrane with lowest protein measurements to 1 and 0.1 μg, respectively. On the other hand, the nanoassay, with combination staining of amido black followed by colloidal gold, can extend the detection limit to 2.5 ng of protein. Protein concentrations were determined by densitometry and/or spectrophotometry. This assay is compatible with many ionic and non-ionic detergents. This improved protein assay provides an additional choice to researchers in measuring total protein concentration accurately in dilute biological samples as low as 0.125 μg/ml prior to their biochemical analysis such as in comparative proteomics. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Smith M.A.,Mississippi University for Women | Smith W.T.,Mississippi University for Women
Orthopaedic Nursing | Year: 2012

The cost of healthcare procedures is continuously rising and more emphasis is being placed on increasing the quality and effectiveness of healthcare services. A combined total of 711,000 hip and knee arthroplasties are performed yearly. This figure is expected to increase to 4 million by the year 2030. The American Joint Replacement Registry has been developed to monitor the performance of devices, determine the cost-effectiveness of procedures, and increase patient safety for individuals in need of hip and knee replacement procedures. © 2012 by National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses.


Roy J.,Mississippi University for Women
An Introduction to Pharmaceutical Sciences: Production, Chemistry, Techniques and Technology | Year: 2011

This textbook is written as a unified approach to various topics, ranging from drug discovery to manufacturing, techniques and technology, regulation and marketing. The key theme of the book is pharmaceuticals - what every student of pharmaceutical sciences should know: from the active pharmaceutical ingredients to the preparation of various dosage forms along with the relevant chemistry, this book makes pharmaceuticals relevant to undergraduate students of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. This book explains how a particular drug was discovered and then converted from lab-scale to manufacturing scale, to the market. It explains the motivation for drug discovery, the reaction chemistry involved, experimental difficulties, various dosage forms and the reasoning behind them, mechanism of action, quality assurance and role of regulatory agencies. After having a course based on this book, the student will be able to understand: 1) the career prospects in the pharmaceutical industry, 2) the need for interdisciplinary teamwork in science, 3) the techniques and technology involved in making pharmaceuticals starting from bulk drugs, and 4) different dosage forms and critical factors in the development of pharmaceutical formulations in relation to the principles of chemistry. A few blockbuster drugs including atorvastatin, sildanefil, ranitidine, ciprofloxacin, amoxicillin, and the longest serving drugs such as aspirin and paracetamol are discussed in detail. Finally, the book also covers the important current pharmaceutical issues like quality control, safety, counterfeiting and abuse of drugs, and future prospects for pharmaceutical industry. Unified approach explaining drug discovery, bulk drug manufacturing, formulation of dosage forms, with pharmacological and therapeutic actions. Manufacturing processes of representative active pharmaceutical ingredients and their chemistry plus formulation of dosage forms presented in this book are based on actual industrial processes. Covers many aspects relevant to students of the pharmaceutical sciences or newly employed pharmaceutical researchers/employees. It contains summary information about regulatory agencies of different countries. © 2011 Woodhead Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Core Spaces, a Chicago-based real estate development and management firm renowned for offering luxurious, amenity-filled college student housing, has named housing veteran Nandra Jackson Regional Property Manager. She will be based in Jackson, Miss. and will be responsible for overseeing the operation of Core Spaces’ housing communities in the southern and eastern United States. “We’re very pleased that Nandra Jackson has joined Core Spaces,” says Ben Modleski, Core Spaces’ Chief Operating Officer. “She has an excellent background in the housing industry and a long track record of success in meeting financial and other goals, enhancing tenant satisfaction and increasing occupancy rates. We’re confident that she’ll be a great addition to our team.” Mrs. Jackson has more than 25 years’ experience leading a wide variety of housing communities, including affordable, Section 8, conventional and student housing. She began her housing career as a leasing consultant and then quickly moved into management roles, assuming responsibility for leasing, new construction, renovations, human resources, financial performance, marketing and ongoing facility management. Most recently she served as a Regional Property Manager at Ambling Management Company in Jackson, Miss. Mrs. Jackson earned a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi University for Women and received her Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management. Ambling Management Company named her Property Manager of the Year in 2009 and Regional Property Manager of the Year in 2015. Core Spaces (CORE) is a fully-integrated real estate firm whose vision is to create the best accommodation possible with regards to apartment offerings, trendsetting amenities, and management services. Specializing in the development, acquisition, and management of exceptional student housing and backed by a thorough understanding of university markets and a strong track record of success, Core Spaces is responsible for some of the most acclaimed and successful student housing communities in the nation. The CORE experience totals over 10,000 beds developed, acquired, managed and currently in progress throughout the United States. For more information, please visit corespaces.com.


The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Deanna Speight, DNP, APN-BC, to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders In Healthcare. Deanna Speight is a Family Nurse Practitioner and CEO at Speight Family Medical in Munford, Tennessee. With over 23 years of experience in nursing, she is a specialist in family medicine. Dr. Deanna Speight gained her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Memphis in 1997, having already gained nursing experience in the Baptist Health System. A Master of Science degree in Nursing then followed from Mississippi University for Women, before she gained her Doctor in Nursing Practice degree from Saint Louis University. In her long and successful career, Dr. Speight has worked in many areas of nursing, initially in cardiology and internal medicine, and now in family practice. She is licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse and is a certified Nurse Practitioner, as well as being the CEO for her own practice. Furthermore, Dr. Speight maintains a professional membership with the Tennessee Nurses Association, and attributes her success to the unwavering support of her family. When is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, Emma Grace and Anna Claire. Learn more Deanna Speight here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4133664/info/ and read her upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders In Healthcare.

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