Morningside, IA, United States
Morningside, IA, United States

Morningside College is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church located in Sioux City, Iowa. Founded in 1894 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, Morningside College is a private, four-year, co-educational liberal arts institution. Morningside has 21 buildings on a 68-acre campus in Sioux City . The Morningside Historic District, which includes Grace United Methodist Church and most of the campus, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Wikipedia.

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Garcia J.,École de Technologie Supérieure of Montreal | Coste A.,École de Technologie Supérieure of Montreal | Tavares W.,Morningside College | Tavares W.,University of Sfax | And 2 more authors.
British Journal of Anaesthesia | Year: 2015

Background Clinicians performing orotracheal intubation need to be competent to perform this technical skill safely. It is recognized that aggressive force applied during direct laryngoscopy may damage the oropharyngeal soft tissue; however, force is seldom considered in assessment of competency. The objective of this study was to explore the force applied during orotracheal intubation as a method of further discriminating between levels of competence. We sought evidence of construct validity in the form of discriminant, criterion, and concurrent validity. We hypothesized that the force generated during simulated intubation could serve to discriminate skill level among clinicians. Methods A convenience sample of 35 health-care professionals filled a self-reported questionnaire and were then divided into the following three groups: Group 1, experts (n=16); Group 2, intermediates (n=7); and Group 3, novices (n=12). They then intubated a part-task trainer (Laerdal Airway Management Trainer) after reviewing a procedural video and engaging in one practice session. Intubations were recorded. Outcome measures were as follows: (i) force applied to the epiglottis, calculated (in newtons) using two superimposed pressure-sensitive films (Prescale; Fujifilm, Madison, WI, USA) on the laryngoscope blade; (ii) number of attempts required to achieve successful intubation; (iii) time to intubation; and (iv) hand position. Results Of the four outcome measures, only force applied during orotracheal intubation was able to discriminate between groups. All data are reported as the mean (sd). There was a significant difference in force between groups during orotracheal intubation [one-way anova; experts, 102 (25) N; intermediates, 134 (28) N; and novices, 153 (43) N], with a significant difference (P<0.05) noted between novice and experts on post hoc analysis. Conclusions Force exerted during intubation provides meaningful information when attempting to discriminate intubation skill level. Force demonstrated criterion validity and could be used as a measure of competency during training. © 2015 The Author.

PubMed | University of Missouri, Morningside College and University of Texas at Tyler
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Journal of heart and cardiology | Year: 2016

The present study was designed to determine whether adult swine with peripheral artery insufficiency (PAI) would exhibit vascular dysfunction in vessels distinct from the affected distal limbs, the coronary conduit arteries. Moreover, we sought to evaluate the effect of exercise training on coronary vasomotor function in PAI. Eighteen female healthy young Yucatan miniature swine were randomly assigned to either occluded exercise trained (Occl-Ex, n=7), or occluded-sedentary (Occl-Sed, n=5), or non-occluded, non-exercised control (Non-Occl-Con, n=6) groups. Occl-Ex pigs were progressively trained by running on a treadmill (5days/week, 12 weeks). The left descending artery (LAD) and left circumflex (LCX) coronary arteries were harvested. Vasorelaxation to adenosine diphosphate (ADP), bradykinin (BK), and sodium nitro-prusside (SNP) were assessed in LADs; while constrictor responses to phenylephrine (PE), angiotensin II (Ang II), and endothelin-1 (ET-1) were assessed in LCXs. Vasorelaxation to ADP was reduced in LADs from Occl-Sed and Occl-Ex pigs (

Kildow B.J.,University of Nebraska at Omaha | Conradie J.P.,Morningside College | Robson R.L.,Morningside College
Journal of Clinical Microbiology | Year: 2012

The right and left nares of healthy adults (n=251) were swabbed separately to determine carriage of Staphylococcus aureus in each nostril. Carriers were significantly more likely to carry S. aureus in one nostril than in both. Of those carrying S. aureus in both nostrils, 20% carried genetically distinct strains in each. Nostrils belonging to a single individual should not be assumed to be homogenous with respect to carriage of S. aureus. Copyright © 2012, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.

News Article | February 28, 2017

The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best colleges and universities with online programs in the state of Iowa for 2017. Of the 17 four-year schools that were ranked, University of Iowa, Iowa State University, Buena Vista University, Saint Ambrose University and University of Northern Iowa came in as the top five institutions. Iowa’s top 14 two-year schools were also included, with Western Iowa Tech Community, Kirkwood Community College, Iowa Lakes Community College, Eastern Iowa Community College and Des Moines Area Community College taking the top five spots. “By 2025, 68 percent of all jobs in Iowa will require postsecondary training or education, according to research from the Iowa College Student Aid Commission,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “The online programs at schools on our list provide the best opportunities for students to meet their educational and career goals.” To earn a spot on the Best Online Schools list, Iowa colleges and universities must be institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit entities and have a minimum of one online certificate or degree program. Each college is also scored based on more than a dozen unique data points that include graduation rates, student/teacher ratios, employment services and financial aid availability. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: The Best Online Four-Year Schools in Iowa for 2017 include the following: Allen College Briar Cliff University Buena Vista University Dordt College Graceland University-Lamoni Iowa State University Iowa Wesleyan University Maharishi University of Management Morningside College Mount Mercy University Northwestern College Saint Ambrose University University of Dubuque University of Iowa University of Northern Iowa Upper Iowa University William Penn University Iowa’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Des Moines Area Community College Eastern Iowa Community College District Ellsworth Community College Hawkeye Community College Indian Hills Community College Iowa Central Community College Iowa Lakes Community College Kirkwood Community College Marshalltown Community College Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar Northwest Iowa Community College Southeastern Community College Southwestern Community College Western Iowa Tech Community College ### About Us: 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.

News Article | October 28, 2016

SR Education Group, an education publisher founded in 2004, has just announced a substantial update to its flagship website, Guide to Online Schools: the 2017 Top Online Colleges. The rankings use a proprietary formula that takes into account academic strength and affordability in order to provide a list of colleges offering high quality online education at the best value. All colleges on the lists have annual tuition rates of $15,000 or less. SR Education Group has named the the University of Maryland - College Park the #1 Top Online College. The University of Washington - Seattle and Cedarville University round out the top 3 on the overall ranking. The University of North Georgia is the #1 pick for online Associate Degrees; Fort Hays State University is #1 for online Bachelor’s degrees; Georgia Institute of Technology is #1 for online Master’s degrees; and Montana State University is #1 for online Doctoral degrees. “A lot of education publishers release rankings of the ‘best’ colleges, but a list based solely on prestige is not always the most relevant resource for the vast majority of prospective students,” says Sung Rhee, CEO of SR Education Group. “Not everyone can get into Harvard or MIT. Most students want a college education that is both high quality and affordable. They care about value. Our ranking was designed to achieve that.” SR Education Group has been researching and publishing content about online colleges since 2004, and has been publishing online college rankings since 2010. This year’s Top Online Colleges methodology employs manually researched, degree-specific tuition rates along with data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). For schools that met the criteria, academic strength factors and annual tuition rates were entered into a proprietary algorithm to determine value score and rank order. The result is a ranking that highlights schools with records of academic success and commitment to affordability. All schools that made the overall 2017 Top Online Colleges ranking offer at least 10 fully online degrees, and the average annual tuition rate of the ranked schools is just $9,020. The University of Maryland - College Park earned the #1 spot for providing stellar academics at affordable rates. Morningside College has the lowest annual tuition on the overall list, offering an online master’s degree for just $4,320 per year. Fort Hays State University, which offers an online Bachelor’s degree for an annual tuition of $6,217, is ranked on 4 out of this year’s 5 lists: #1 for Bachelor’s degrees, #3 for Associate programs, #12 for Master’s degrees, and #16 overall. Georgia Tech, known for its innovative, low-cost online graduate programs, tops the list of Top Online Master’s Degrees and offers an annual tuition rate of $5,100. SR Education Group will be continuing their research into the cost and quality of online colleges and will be publishing over 100 program-specific Top Online Colleges rankings throughout 2017. The upcoming rankings will maintain an emphasis on value by providing lists of schools offering online programs with high academic standards and low annual tuition rates. About SR Education Group Headquartered in Kirkland, WA, SR Education Group was founded in 2004 by CEO Sung Rhee. The company’s mission is to create authoritative online resources for students seeking an online education program that best suits their budget and career aspirations. SR Education Group is passionate about making quality education attainable for everyone and believes that objective information about education, careers, and educational financing should be free and easily accessible. For more information, please visit

McFarland B.,Morningside College | Pojman J.A.,Louisiana State University
Journal of Applied Polymer Science | Year: 2015

Microencapsulation of a material is often used when a controlled release of a substance is desired. This study examines the effects of crosslinking in polyurea microcapsule shells on stability of microcapsules containing the free-radical initiator cumene hydroperoxide (CHP). Crosslinking of polyurea shells was varied by using amine monomers containing different amine functionalities, and/or changing the isocyanate/primary amine ratio. Thermogravimetric analysis was performed to determine thermal properties of these microcapsules, and the pot lives of monomer systems containing these microcapsules were measured. Thermal stability is greater with a moderate degree of crosslinking from a trifunctional amine, and decreases when crosslinking is increased through use of higher amine functionality. Stability in monomer media generally increases with increased crosslinking through higher amine functionality, but is less predictable due to crosslinks formed between capsules. Generally, increasing crosslinking through altering the isocyanate to primary amine ratio decreases capsule stability in both dry and monomer storage. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Singh R.,Iowa State University | Sanchez O.,Morningside College | Ghosh S.,McMaster University | Kadimcherla N.,Iowa State University | And 2 more authors.
Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics | Year: 2015

We examine the dependence of the viscosity of nanofluids, comprised of magnetite nanoparticles dispersed in toluene, on particle concentration and temperature. The nanofluid viscosity increases monotonically with particle concentration. We show that although the nanoparticles aggregate to form clusters with increasing concentration, the cluster size is fairly monodisperse and hence the viscosity can be expressed as a function of only the particle concentration. The viscosity of the nanofluid is found to decrease with temperature, similarly to the characteristics of the carrier liquid. We describe these dependencies through an empirical correlation, since the observations are useful to employ such nanofluids in engineering applications. © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Thomas A.S.,University of Iowa | Thomas A.S.,Morningside College | Mao S.,University of Iowa | Elcock A.H.,University of Iowa
Biophysical Journal | Year: 2013

The bacterial chaperone trigger factor (TF) is the first chaperone to be encountered by a nascent protein chain as it emerges from the ribosome exit tunnel. Experimental results suggest that TF possesses considerable conformational flexibility, and in an attempt to provide an atomic-level view of this flexibility, we have performed independent 1.5-μs molecular dynamics simulations of TF in explicit solvent using two different simulation force fields (OPLS-AA/L and AMBER ff99SB-ILDN). Both simulations indicate that TF possesses tremendous flexibility, with huge excursions from the crystallographic conformation caused by reorientations of the protein's constituent domains; both simulations also predict the formation of extensive contacts between TF's PPIase domain and the Arm 1 domain that is involved in nascent-chain binding. In the OPLS simulation, however, TF rapidly settles into a very compact conformation that persists for at least 1 μs, whereas in the AMBER simulation, it remains highly dynamic; additional simulations in which the two force fields were swapped suggest that these differences are at least partly attributable to sampling issues. The simulation results provide potential rationalizations of a number of experimental observations regarding TF's conformational behavior and have implications for using simulations to model TF's function on translating ribosomes. © 2013 Biophysical Society.

Ranpura H.,Wesleyan University | Bialonska D.,Wesleyan University | Bialonska D.,Morningside College | Bolton P.H.,Wesleyan University
PLoS ONE | Year: 2014

Structural information on the complexes of drug like molecules with quadruplex DNAs can aid the development of therapeutics and research tools that selectively target specific quadruplex DNAs. Screening can identify candidate molecules that require additional evaluation. An enhanced hydroxyl radical cleavage protocol is demonstrated that can efficiently provide structural information on the complexes of the candidate molecules with quadruplex DNA. NMR methods have been used to offer additional structural information about the complexes as well as validate the results of the hydroxyl radical approach. This multi-step protocol has been demonstrated on complexes of the chair type quadruplex formed by the thrombin binding aptamer, d(GGTTGGTGTGGTTGG). The hydroxyl radical results indicate that NSC 176319, Cain's quinolinium that was found by screening, exhibits selective binding to the two TT loops. The NMR results are consistent with selective disruption of the hydrogen bonding between T4 and T13 as well as unstacking of these residues from the bottom quartet. Thus, the combination of screening, hydroxyl radical footprinting and NMR can find new molecules that selectively bind to quadruplex DNAs as well as provide structural information about their complexes. © 2014 Ranpura et al.

Lapaglia J.A.,Morningside College | Chan J.C.K.,Iowa State University
Behavioral Sciences and the Law | Year: 2013

A number of recent studies have found that recalling details of an event following its occurrence can increase people's suggestibility to later presented misinformation. However, several other studies have reported the opposite result, whereby earlier retrieval can reduce subsequent eyewitness suggestibility. In the present study, we investigated whether differences in the way misinformation is presented can modulate the effects of testing on suggestibility. Participants watched a video of a robbery and some were questioned about the event immediately afterwards. Later, participants were exposed to misinformation in a narrative (Experiment 1) or in questions (Experiment 2). Consistent with previous studies, we found that testing increased suggestibility when misinformation was presented via a narrative. Remarkably, when misinformation was presented in questions, testing decreased suggestibility. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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