Newburgh, NY, United States
Newburgh, NY, United States

Mount Saint Mary College is a private, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college, located in Newburgh in the mid-Hudson Valley region of New York State. It was founded in 1960 by the Dominican Sisters.The campus overlooks the Hudson River, halfway between New York City and Albany. More than 2,700 men and women are enrolled in over 50 undergraduate programs and 3 graduate degree programs. The Knights compete in NCAA Division III athletics in the Skyline Conference.In the past decade, the college has undergone tremendous growth to keep up with enrollment. In 2009, the Mount dedicated the new Kaplan Family Mathematics, Science and Technology Center, which houses a Nursing Learning Resource Center and modern science laboratories, learning spaces and equipment. In 2010, the college opened its new all-season turf athletic fields and six new tennis courts. The new Aquinas Hall dining commons, called "The View," opened. Wikipedia.

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Konheim-Kalkstein Y.L.,Mount Saint Mary College | Barry M.M.,Mount Saint Mary College | Galotti K.,Carleton College
Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology | Year: 2014

Objective: We examined variables that may influence women's decision to try for a Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC) or an Elective Repeat Caesarean Delivery (ERCD). Background: After a primary caesarean delivery, many women must choose between a VBAC or an ERCD. Both options involve risk to the mother and neonate, and the decision is a complex one. Methods: Data were collected from 166 pregnant women and 117 intending-to-become pregnant women with one previous caesarean section. Through an online survey, women reported their birth plans (current, past and future), risk perception, influences on their decision, and their locus of control for labour and delivery. Results: Women planning to have a VBAC perceive a caesarean as the riskier option, while women choosing an ERCD perceive a VBAC as the riskier option. Women who plan to have a VBAC are less satisfied overall with their first birth. Women who are planning a VBAC have a higher internal locus of control for labour and delivery and a lower 'powerful others' locus of control than woman planning an ERCD. Our data suggest that women who plan to have a VBAC are more influenced by online sources and less influenced by healthcare providers, relative to women who plan an ERCD. Conclusion: Women's risk perception, personality, and their perception of past experience likely influence women's decision making for trying a VBAC. © 2014 © 2014 Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology.

News Article | February 15, 2017

The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best schools with online programs in the state of New York for 2017. More than 70 schools were ranked overall, with Columbia University, New York University, Cornell University, Syracuse University and University at Buffalo coming in as the top four-year schools. Among two-year schools, Monroe Community College, Niagara County Community College, Hudson Valley Community College, Genesee Community College and Tompkins Cortland Community College earned top spots. “College-bound students have many options for post-secondary education in New York state, but they don’t necessarily need to travel to a campus to be successful,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “The schools on this list are strong examples of what today’s online learning is all about: providing quality education to enhance student success outside of a traditional classroom environment.” Schools on the Best Online Schools list must meet specific base requirements to be included: each must be institutionally accredited and be classified as public or private not-for-profit. Each college was also scored based on additional criteria that includes cost and financial aid, variety of program offerings, student-teacher ratios, graduation rates, employment services and more. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: New York’s Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Adelphi University Canisius College Clarkson University Columbia University in the City of New York Concordia College-New York Cornell University CUNY Graduate School and University Center CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Dominican College of Blauvelt D'Youville College Fordham University Hofstra University Ithaca College Jewish Theological Seminary of America Keuka College LIU Post Marist College Medaille College Mercy College Metropolitan College of New York Mount Saint Mary College New York Institute of Technology New York University Niagara University Nyack College Pace University-New York Roberts Wesleyan College Rochester Institute of Technology Saint John Fisher College Saint Joseph's College-New York St. Bonaventure University St. John's University-New York St. Thomas Aquinas College Stony Brook University SUNY at Albany SUNY at Binghamton SUNY Buffalo State SUNY College at Brockport SUNY College at Oswego SUNY College at Plattsburgh SUNY College of Technology at Canton SUNY College of Technology at Delhi SUNY Empire State College SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome SUNY Maritime College SUNY Oneonta Syracuse University The College of Saint Rose The New School The Sage Colleges New York’s Best Two Year Online Schools for 2017 include the following: Bramson ORT College Cayuga Community College Corning Community College CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Finger Lakes Community College Fulton-Montgomery Community College Genesee Community College Herkimer College Hostos Community College Hudson Valley Community College Jamestown Community College Jefferson Community College Mohawk Valley Community College Monroe Community College Niagara County Community College North Country Community College Suffolk County Community College SUNY Broome Community College SUNY Orange SUNY Ulster SUNY Westchester Community College Tompkins Cortland 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.

Lang K.,Bernard M Baruch College, CUNY | Shang R.,Long Island University | Vragov R.,Mount Saint Mary College
Journal of the Association of Information Systems | Year: 2015

New forms of implicit consumer collaborations in online communities and social networks influence demand preferences as consumers themselves increasingly participate in creating cultural products that both complements and competes with firm offerings. Although research findings on these issues vary, strong evidence from both theoretical and empirical work suggests that the increased technology affordance on the consumer side challenges the profitability of conventional producer strategies that are based on pushing product designs that serve large segments of consumers while ignoring the service of more nuanced consumer preferences. In this study, we present a market design in which producers create and sell original digital culture product and, examine the effect of consumer co-creation in the presence of consumer sharing (piracy) on market performance in terms of consumer and producer surplus and consumer choice. Using the methods of experimental economics, we find strong interaction effects between consumer sharing and co-creation, and, more specifically, we find that consumer sharing interacts with consumer-based co-creation and increases product variety and consumer surplus while reducing producer benefits from co-creation. © 2015, Association for Information Systems. All rights reserved.

Vragov R.,Mount Saint Mary College | Vragov R.,City University of New York | Kumar N.,Mount Saint Mary College | Kumar N.,City University of New York
Electronic Commerce Research and Applications | Year: 2013

Recent developments in information and communication technologies (ICTs) can change the way strategic organizational decisions are negotiated and voted upon. We propose an analytical framework that investigates the effect of such technologies on the costs of the decision-making process in organizations by incorporating a technology variable in an already well-known model of public decision-making. The framework is applicable to any large group decision setting where collective decisions are made by voting, such as shareholders' meetings, local and federal government meetings. We apply the framework to derive policies that will help to decrease the costs related to the democratic process. The first policy requires that governments should invest more in technologies that support multi-lateral communication and negotiation among citizens, and the second requires that citizens should use better voting mechanisms than simple majority voting to make decisions. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Liu Y.-H.,University of Missouri | Tourtellott M.,Mount Saint Mary College
Journal of Asynchronous Learning Network | Year: 2011

Implementing blended accelerated learning programs or courses requires a systematic approach, not just the addition of new technologies. Small colleges face challenges when they move toward blended learning because of already-constrained resources. In this article, we will survey issues faced by small colleges in moving to blended learning, document a case on how a small private college (student enrollment less than 3,000) implemented a blended accelerated learning program, and provide recommendations for small colleges looking to move toward a similar direction.

Shang D.,Long Island University | Vragov R.,Mount Saint Mary College
2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015 | Year: 2015

The theory of sponsored search has been developing rapidly although with disagreement in scientific circles on answers to some basic questions about sponsored search. This study focuses on two of these questions, namely, if a search engine seeks to maximize profits, 1) what should its pricing policy be and 2) what should its ranking policy be. This paper uses experiments with economically motivated human subjects to address these questions. We evaluate six different sponsored search auction formats with two different pricing policies (Pay-per-transaction & Pay-per-click) and three different ranking policies (Rank by relevance, Rank by click-through rate, & Rank by both relevance and click-through rate). Our results suggest that Pay-per-click is superior and the reason behind its superiority is behavioral in nature whereas the ranking policy has significant effect on search engine revenue and advertiser profit.

Doherty M.E.,Western Connecticut State University | Scannell-Desch E.,Mount Saint Mary College
Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health | Year: 2012

Introduction: The purpose of this study was to describe women's health and hygiene experiences during their deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan during the war years, 2003 through 2010. Methods: A phenomenological method described the essential structures embedded in the women's health and hygiene experiences. Colaizzi's method of data analysis was used to guide the discovery of themes. Interview data were gathered from 24 interviews with military nurses who served in the war zones. Female military nurses were specifically selected for this study because of their insight, awareness, and knowledge base. Results: Seven themes emerged from the data and captured the essence of the women's experiences: 1) bathroom trips and facilities: a walk on the wild side; 2) shower challenges: lack of privacy, water problems, and location issues; 3) menstruation: to suppress or not to suppress; 4) staying clean: a monumental task; 5) various infections: annoying distractions; 6) unintended pregnancies: wartime surprises; and 7) safety issues: enemy attacks and sexual assaults. Discussion: In the current military structure, more women are being deployed to combat zones and will endure the challenges and hardships described in this study. The health and hygiene experiences of deployed women are an important part of their daily lives in combat zones. Educational programs and clinical services need to be tailored to this cadre of women, with focused attention on preparation and anticipatory guidance prior to deployment. Access to health promotion and appropriate clinical services during deployment is critical. Finally, as these women return home as veterans, it is important for all providers to understand the contextual framework of their service and its impact on their lives. © 2012 by the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

Maelia L.E.,Mount Saint Mary College
ACS Symposium Series | Year: 2013

The Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) model for laboratory design calls for the assignation of a Faculty Shepherd to marshall the process. This model also calls for active participation of all college constituencies in designing spaces that promote active student learning, integrate science with the liberal arts mission of the college, are welcoming to science students and the entire college community, foster collaborations, provide opportunities for formal and informal learning, and incorporate new technologies for learning. This chapter will outline the inclusive planning process from the viewpoint of one faculty member who was chosen to shepherd the process from initial planning through choosing architects, designing learning and shared spaces, and value engineering along with a reflection on whether the PKAL vision has been realized in the design of the new Math, Science and Technology building at Mount Saint Mary College. © 2013 American Chemical Society.

Milczarski V.,Mount Saint Mary College
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship | Year: 2011

A desire for more functionality seemed to clash with the fiscal reality of limited funds, but after investigating alternatives,Mount Saint Mary College was able to provide its faculty and students with a more useful and function-rich electronic resource management through a move to a hosted open source service.Copyright © 2011 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Garofalo D.A.,Mount Saint Mary College
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship | Year: 2011

Trying to keep current with the fast-changing arena of electronic resources and libraries can seem like an attempt to traverse an ever-shifting sand dune. This column will focus on relaying hands-on information and real-life tips and perspectives about electronic resources and their roles in libraries, touching on new and emerging tools and technologies, procedures, tips, suggestions, and opinions, all (hopefully) leading to a better understanding of the digital environment in general and electronic resources in particular. © 2011 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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