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News Article | May 5, 2017
Site:, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of the Best Colleges in Illinois for 2017. 50 four-year colleges were ranked, with Northwestern University, University of Chicago, Bradley University, Illinois Institute of Technology and Augustana College taking the top five spots on the list. 49 two-year schools were also selected; Carl Sandburg College, Illinois Central College, Richland Community College, Rend Lake College and Lincoln Land Community College were the top five. A complete list of schools is included below. “The schools on our list have shown that they offer outstanding educational programs that set students up for post-college success,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of “Students exploring higher education options in Illinois can also look to these schools to provide top-quality resources that help maximize the overall educational experience.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Illinois” list, all schools must be not-for-profit and regionally accredited. Each college is also evaluated metrics including annual alumni earnings, the opportunity for employment services and academic counseling, the selection of degree programs offered, financial aid availability and graduation rates. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the “Best Colleges in Illinois” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in Illinois for 2017 include: Augustana College Aurora University Benedictine University Blackburn College Bradley University Chicago State University Concordia University-Chicago DePaul University Dominican University Eastern Illinois University Elmhurst College Eureka College Governors State University Greenville College Illinois College Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois State University Illinois Wesleyan University Judson University Knox College Lake Forest College Lewis University Loyola University Chicago MacMurray College McKendree University Millikin University Monmouth College National Louis University North Central College North Park University Northern Illinois University Northwestern University Olivet Nazarene University Principia College Quincy University Rockford University Roosevelt University Rush University Saint Xavier University Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Trinity Christian College Trinity International University-Illinois University of Chicago University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Springfield University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of St Francis Western Illinois University Wheaton College The Best Two-Year Colleges in Illinois for 2017 include: Black Hawk College Carl Sandburg College City Colleges of Chicago - Harry S Truman College City Colleges of Chicago - Malcolm X College City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College College of DuPage College of Lake County Danville Area Community College Elgin Community College Frontier Community College Harper College Heartland Community College Highland Community College Illinois Central College Illinois Valley Community College John A Logan College John Wood Community College Joliet Junior College Kankakee Community College Kaskaskia College Kishwaukee College Lake Land College Lewis and Clark Community College Lincoln Land Community College Lincoln Trail College MacCormac College McHenry County College Moraine Valley Community College Morton College Oakton Community College Olney Central College Parkland College Prairie State College Rend Lake College Richland Community College Rock Valley College Sauk Valley Community College Shawnee Community College South Suburban College Southeastern Illinois College Southwestern Illinois College Spoon River College Triton College Wabash Valley College Waubonsee 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.

News Article | April 25, 2017

Monmouth College has received a $20 million commitment. It is the largest commitment in the history of the 164-year-old national liberal arts college, and one of the largest gifts ever to an Illinois...(PRWeb April 25, 2017)Read the full story at

Sturgeon B.E.,Monmouth College | Battenburg B.J.,Monmouth College | Lyon B.J.,Monmouth College | Franzen S.,North Carolina State University
Chemical Research in Toxicology | Year: 2011

The peroxidase oxidation of 2,4,6-trichlorophenol (TCP) has been clearly shown to result in 2,6-dichloro-1,4-benzoquinone (DCQ). DCQ is a 2-electron oxidation product of TCP that has undergone para dechlorination. Many peroxidases show similar oxidation of the substrate, TCP, to yield the quinone, DCQ. Depending on the substrate, peroxidases are thought to carry out both 1- and 2-electron oxidations; the mechanism can be confirmed by the detection of both enzyme and substrate intermediates. This article presents ESR evidence for the transient 2,4,6-trichlorophenoxyl radical intermediate (TCP•), which exists free in solution, i.e., is not enzyme associated. These data are best explained as a 1-electron peroxidase oxidation of TCP to form TCP•, followed by enzyme-independent radical reactions leading to the 2-electron oxidized product. Also presented are data for the peroxidase oxidation of 2,4,6-trifluorophenol and 2,6-dichloro-4-fluorophenol. © 2011 American Chemical Society.

News Article | December 14, 2016

CORALVILLE, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Voxello, developer of communication solutions for impaired hospitalized patients, today announced that Richard Wieland was appointed as a new member of the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Wieland will also serve as the interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Wieland is a senior financial executive with a diversified Life Science business background with more than thirty-five years of business experience in both public and private companies. He completed over twenty capital transactions including two successful IPOs and eleven M&A transactions. Subsequent to the M&A transactions, he successfully managed the post-acquisition integration programs. Most recently, Rich was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial officer of Unilife Corporation, a NASDAQ-traded medical device company. Prior to Unilife he spent six years at two biotech companies in the drug discovery and development field both of whom had products in clinical development. Previous to that Rich had P&L responsibility for two healthcare companies and was a member of the Board of Directors at Option Care Inc., a NASDAQ-traded home healthcare company that was subsequently acquired by Walgreen’s. His first CFO position was with LyphoMed Inc., a generic pharmaceutical company with revenues of ~ $225 million that was eventually acquired by Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. Rich began his career at Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, OH. Rich earned an MBA degree in finance from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, MO and an undergraduate degree in accounting and economics from Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL. Rich was a member of the Signal Corps in the Army and served on the Alumni Board of Monmouth College. After Fujisawa acquired LyphoMed, he established the Wieland Family Foundation that supports charities for disadvantaged children. “We are very pleased to have Mr. Wieland join our Board of Directors. His life sciences background coupled with his financial and management experience will add significantly to the depth of our already outstanding board, as well as position us for the successful execution of our strategic plan for the Company,” said Rives Bird, CEO of Voxello. Richard Wieland added, “I am pleased to have the opportunity to join the Board of Directors at Voxello. Voxello has a unique opportunity within the hospital market with the noddle™, the Company’s first offering, which allows impaired hospitalized patients who cannot communicate by traditional means to communicate. It’s quite uncommon to find a solution that can provide a tremendous ROI to the hospital, improve patient satisfaction, and comply with new regulations from the Joint Commission for accreditation. Pending FDA clearance the Company plans to launch in key markets. I am looking forward to working with Rives Bird, to help build value for the shareholders.” Voxello provides solutions for impaired hospitalized patients who cannot communicate by traditional means. The company’s first product, the noddle™, detects voluntary gestures such as clicking sounds made with the tongue or an eye blink to control nurse call and speech generation devices. For more information about Voxello, please visit

For over a century, the origin of eukaryotes has been a topic of intense debate among scientists. Although it has become widely accepted that organelles such as the mitochondria and chloroplasts arose via endosymbiosis, the origin of the eukaryotic nucleus remains enigmatic. Numerous models for the origin of the nucleus have been proposed over the years, many of which use endosymbiosis to explain its existence. Proposals of microbes whose ancestors may have served as either a host or a guest in various endosymbiotic scenarios abound, none of which have been able to sufficiently incorporate the cell biological as well as phylogenetic data which links these organisms to the nucleus. While it is generally agreed that eukaryotic nuclei share more features in common with archaea rather than with bacteria, different studies have identified either one or the other of the two major groups of archaea as potential ancestors, leading to somewhat of a stalemate. This paper seeks to resolve this impasse by presenting evidence that not just one, but a pair of archaea might have served as host to the bacterial ancestor of the mitochondria. This pair may have consisted of ancestors of both Ignicoccus hospitalis as well as its ectosymbiont/ectoparasite 'Nanoarchaeum equitans'. © 2012 Godde; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

Kleinbaum E.,Purdue University | Kumar A.,Monmouth College | Pfeiffer L.N.,Princeton University | West K.W.,Princeton University | Csathy G.A.,Purdue University
Physical Review Letters | Year: 2015

In the region of the second Landau level several theories predict fractional quantum Hall states with novel topological order. We report the opening of an energy gap at the filling factor ν=3+1/3, firmly establishing the ground state as a fractional quantum Hall state. This and other odd-denominator states unexpectedly break particle-hole symmetry. Specifically, we find that the relative magnitudes of the energy gaps of the ν=3+1/3 and 3+1/5 states from the upper spin branch are reversed when compared to the ν=2+1/3 and 2+1/5 counterpart states in the lower spin branch. Our findings raise the possibility that at least one of the former states is of an unusual topological order. © 2015 American Physical Society.

Sostarecz M.C.,Monmouth College | Sostarecz A.G.,Monmouth College
Journal of Chemical Education | Year: 2012

A solid foundation of chemistry principles is only gained through a true comprehension of the material as opposed to pure memorization. One of the most fundamental concepts in chemistry is that of determining the amount of product formed in a chemical reaction when one of the reactants is limiting. To increase students comprehension of this important concept, a conceptual approach is presented that is tangible for limiting-reagent problems on the molecular level and extends directly to typical examples that would be encountered in a classroom or laboratory setting. To accommodate visual learners, a graphical methodology is incorporated that determines the limiting reagent as the reactant that is exhausted first while simultaneously finding the amounts of the excess reagents and products. © 2012 The American Chemical Society and Division of Chemical Education, Inc.

Stiles T.A.,Monmouth College
American Journal of Physics | Year: 2014

Ultrasound imaging provides an interesting and accessible example of the intersection between biology, medicine, and physics. This article provides a review of the physics and technology currently available and discusses two recent methods that have expanded the diagnostic capabilities of ultrasound imaging. We also describe two undergraduate physics laboratory exercises involving ultrasound imaging. © 2014 American Association of Physics Teachers.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Continuing grant | Program: | Phase: PHYSICAL & DYNAMIC METEOROLOGY | Award Amount: 228.50K | Year: 2012

Lightning, the massive dielectric breakdown of the atmosphere that occurs during thunderstorms, is a dramatic process that demands study and explanation. The mechanisms that cause lightning and the mechanisms by which lightning proceeds in storms are complex and still areas of active study. In fact, understanding lightning is considered one of the great-unsolved problems of atmospheric physics. This research seeks to investigate a particularly intriguing feature of lightning that was verified experimentally only recently - the production of X-rays by lightning.

To achieve this goal, an array of 10 X-Ray/lightning detectors will be built and deployed at Monmouth College and at high schools throughout western Illinois and eastern Iowa, which will accumulate lightning, X-ray, E-field and atmospheric data for long time periods. There is clear evidence that a large ground based detector array can measure X-ray spectra from natural lightning. When the resulting spectra are combined with electric field and meteorological data, significant understandings of lightning, lightning generated X-rays and the storms that produce them can be obtained.

Intellectual Merit:
The goal of this research is to measure the energy spectrum of natural lightning while recording data on electric field strength and meteorological data. The following specific and important questions will be addressed in this study.
1) What is the energy spectrum of natural lightning generated X-rays?
2) Which storms produce lightning generated X-rays, which dont, and how are they different?
3) How can the energy spectrum of lightning generated X-rays and environmental conditions be used to understand how lightning is generated?
4) How can the energy spectrum of lightning generated X-rays be used to test models of lightning formation and propagation?

Broader Impact:
By measuring the X-ray spectra while recording other data, significant contributions to understanding lightning and the storms that form lightning can be made. These data will be an important part of advancing this understanding.

The project also has broad impact through its outreach component. Undergraduate and high-school students will play an active role in both taking and analyzing data. This study will collect data for extended periods of time at many locations and provides a small undergraduate college a considerable outreach opportunity. Research experiences like this are sound pedagogy and will allow college faculty to engage students in new and creative ways.

News Article | November 23, 2016

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