Orange City, IA, United States
Orange City, IA, United States

For other universities with a similar name, see Northwestern University .Northwestern College is a private Christian liberal arts college located in Orange City, Iowa. It is also known as Northwestern IA. It is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America . Northwestern began as an academy in 1882. It was then upgraded to junior college status in 1928. Then in 1961, it became the four-year institution it is today. Wikipedia.


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News Article | December 16, 2016
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Turf Nation Will No Longer Manufacture Turf for UBU Sports Brand Turf Nation has ceased manufacturing synthetic turf for the UBU Sports brands. Dalton, GA, December 16, 2016 --( The Turf Nation synthetic turf is manufactured using a highest grade C8 Polyethylene fiber that remains available thru Turf Nation. Over several years, this specially formulated fiber has proven its superior performance for durability & wear ability. Turf Nation’s C8 fiber is in hundreds of synthetic turf fields throughout United States, Canada, Mexico & Puerto Rico. Turf Nation has supplied synthetic turf, over the past eight years, that has been installed in many high-profile facilities including: US Bank Stadium (Vikings) NRG Stadium (Texans) MetLife Stadium (New York Giants & New York Jets) Paul Brown Stadium (Bengals) Mercedes Benz Super Dome (Saints) NFL Hall of Fame (Tom Benson Stadium) NFL Pro Bowl (Aloha Stadium) Ball Parks of America University of Wisconsin-Oshgosh (Titan Stadium) Nike World Headquarters (Bo Jackson Field) University of Cincinnati (Nippert Stadium) University of Oregon (Pape Field) University of Kentucky (Commonwealth Stadium) University of Houston (TDECU Stadium) Southern University (Ace W Mumford Stadium) New Mexico State University (Aggie Memorial Stadium) Tulane University (Yulman Stadium) St Cloud State (Husky Stadium) Saint Olaf College (Manitou Field) University of Hawaii (Aloha Stadium) Northwestern College (Reynolds Field) 11 NFL practice facilities 3 NFL spring training camp venues Countless prestigious collegiate and high school facilities Dalton, GA, December 16, 2016 --( PR.com )-- The high quality synthetic turf manufactured by Turf Nation is being used by 14 National Football teams including the NRG Stadium (home of the Houston Texans and the site of the upcoming 2017 NFL-Super Bowl LI) & the U.S. Bank Stadium (home of the Minnesota Vikings & venue of the 2018 Super Bowl LII). The previous NFL Super Bowl in 2013 (New Orleans-Superdome) and 2014 (New York-MetLife Stadium) have been played on turf manufactured by Turf Nation Inc. www.turfnation.com The Turf Nation synthetic turf is manufactured using a highest grade C8 Polyethylene fiber that remains available thru Turf Nation. Over several years, this specially formulated fiber has proven its superior performance for durability & wear ability. Turf Nation’s C8 fiber is in hundreds of synthetic turf fields throughout United States, Canada, Mexico & Puerto Rico.Turf Nation has supplied synthetic turf, over the past eight years, that has been installed in many high-profile facilities including:US Bank Stadium (Vikings)NRG Stadium (Texans)MetLife Stadium (New York Giants & New York Jets)Paul Brown Stadium (Bengals)Mercedes Benz Super Dome (Saints)NFL Hall of Fame (Tom Benson Stadium)NFL Pro Bowl (Aloha Stadium)Ball Parks of AmericaUniversity of Wisconsin-Oshgosh (Titan Stadium)Nike World Headquarters (Bo Jackson Field)University of Cincinnati (Nippert Stadium)University of Oregon (Pape Field)University of Kentucky (Commonwealth Stadium)University of Houston (TDECU Stadium)Southern University (Ace W Mumford Stadium)New Mexico State University (Aggie Memorial Stadium)Tulane University (Yulman Stadium)St Cloud State (Husky Stadium)Saint Olaf College (Manitou Field)University of Hawaii (Aloha Stadium)Northwestern College (Reynolds Field)11 NFL practice facilities3 NFL spring training camp venuesCountless prestigious collegiate and high school facilities Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Turf Nation


News Article | December 16, 2016
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Today, Turf Nation announced that it has ceased manufacturing synthetic turf for the UBU Sports Brand. The high quality synthetic turf manufactured by Turf Nation is being used by 14 National Football teams including the NRG Stadium (home of the Houston Texans and the site of the upcoming 2017 NFL-Super Bowl LI) & the U.S. Bank Stadium (home of the Minnesota Vikings & venue of the 2018 Super Bowl LII). The previous NFL Super Bowl in 2013 (New Orleans-Superdome) and 2014 (New York-MetLife Stadium) have been played on turf manufactured by Turf Nation Inc. www.turfnation.com The Turf Nation synthetic turf is manufactured using a highest grade C8 Polyethylene fiber that remains available through Turf Nation. Over several years, this specially formulated fiber has proven its superior performance for durability & wear ability. Turf Nation’s C8 fiber is in hundreds of synthetic turf fields throughout United States, Canada, Mexico & Puerto Rico. Turf Nation has supplied synthetic turf, over the past eight years, that has been installed in many high-profile facilities including: US Bank Stadium (Vikings) NRG Stadium (Texans) MetLife Stadium (New York Giants & New York Jets) Paul Brown Stadium (Bengals) Mercedes Benz Super Dome (Saints) NFL Hall of Fame (Tom Benson Stadium) NFL Pro Bowl (Aloha Stadium) Ball Parks of America University of Wisconsin-Oshgosh (Titan Stadium) Nike World Headquarters (Bo Jackson Field) University of Cincinnati (Nippert Stadium) University of Oregon (Pape Field) University of Kentucky (Commonwealth Stadium) University of Houston (TDECU Stadium) Southern University (Ace W Mumford Stadium) New Mexico State University (Aggie Memorial Stadium) Tulane University (Yulman Stadium) St Cloud State (Husky Stadium) Saint Olaf College (Manitou Field) University of Hawaii (Aloha Stadium) Northwestern College (Reynolds Field) 11 NFL practice facilities 3 NFL spring training camp venues Countless prestigious collegiate and high school facilities​


Zhu S.-W.,Polytechnic University of Mozambique | Hao C.-Y.,Northwestern College
Tien Tzu Hsueh Pao/Acta Electronica Sinica | Year: 2012

An approach is proposed for fabric defect detection based on the improved conventional pulse coupled neural network (PCNN) model. For these too many parameters of conventional PCNN, it is difficult to get the adaptive parameters. The problem can be solved in the proposed way, in which optimal number of iteration to segment fabric defect image automatically is determined based on minimum difference of uniformity within region. Segmentations on various defect images are implemented with the proposed approach and the experimental results demonstrate its reliability and validity.


Wallinga M.,Northwestern College
BCB 2015 - 6th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics | Year: 2015

One of the most common and most important computational biology problems is sequence alignment. Sequence alignment is the process of arranging primary sequences of DNA, RNA, or protein to identify regions of similarity in order to discover functional, structural, or evolutionary relationships between the sequences. [1] These discoveries can result in the construction of phylogenetic trees, the discovery of new protein families, the prediction of secondary or tertiary structures of new sequences, and the demonstration of homology between existing families and the newly discovered sequences. [11] The goal of sequence alignment is to find an optimum match between the sequences being investigated. This is a case of text manipulation: a DNA sequence can be represented as a character string consisting of repetitions of four characters (A, C, G, and T); a protein sequence is represented in the same way using strings built from 20 different characters. [15] To align the sequences, the character strings are positioned vertically to highlight their similarities and differences. [3] A blank space, or gap, is inserted within a sequence if its presence leads to a larger number of symbol matches. A similarity measure such as sum-of-pairs (SP) is used to quantify how well the sequences match in a given alignment; the scores of multiple candidate alignments are compared to determine an optimal alignment. [1] Pairwise sequence alignment has been solved using the dynamic programming (DP) algorithm by Needleman and Wunsch. [8] The DP technique redefines the problem as a search for the shortest path in a weighted, directed, acyclic, k-dimensional graph. Smith andWaterman published a variation of the algorithm. [13] Unfortunately, solutions for pairwise alignment are frequently too computationally expensive when they are applied to multiple sequence alignment (MSA), due the much larger size of the search space. All but the simplest multiple sequence alignment problems become computationally intractable; MSA using sum-of-pairs can be classified as NP-complete. As a result, most currently employed MSA algorithms are based on heuristics and must settle for providing a quasi-optimal alignment. [3] An alternative to multiple sequence alignment is the development of lower-complexity similarity calculations that do not require an alignment. These methods use a different metric to establish the similarity of the sequences in question. The k-mers counting method, introduced in 2002 by Katoh et al. and used in tools such as MAFFT and MUSCLE, counts the number of shared words, or k-tuples, between sequences using a compressed alphabet. This algorithm is linear, O(n), rather than exponential. [4] Copyright is held by the author/owner(s).


Yi F.,Northwestern College | Sun C.,Northwestern College
Shengxue Xuebao/Acta Acustica | Year: 2013

On the base of the idea of matched-mode beamformer, a new matched-mode beamformer using total least square algorithm was proposed in this paper. Firstly, the normal mode depth functions are extracted by mode decomposition from the received dada in the vertical linear array (VLA). Then, the estimated normal modes are modified by total least square algorithm, resulting in estimating the normal mode coefficients more accurately. Finally, the matched-mode beamforming for localization is achieved according to the estimated mode coefficients. Numerical simulations in typical shallow water environments demonstrate the improvement of the proposed method. The simulation results indicate that the proposed method estimates the normal mode coefficients more accurately, and has characteristics of low sidelobe, high resolution, and good localization in compared with the matched-mode beamformer using least square algorithm in low-frequency far field environment.


Sun X.-F.,Northwestern College | Liu B.,Northwestern College | Jing Z.,Northwestern College | Wang H.,Northwestern College
Carbohydrate Polymers | Year: 2014

Adsorbents based on natural polysaccharides have attracted increasing interest because of their low-cost and biodegradability, particularly, polysaccharide-based nanocomposite adsorbents. In this study the xylan/poly(acrylic acid) magnetic nanocomposite hydrogel adsorbent was prepared from wheat straw xylan and Fe3O4 nanoparticles, and its adsorption property was studied on methylene blue removal. The prepared hydrogel adsorbent had a semi-interpenetrating network structure and exhibited a macro-porous structure with interconnected porous channels. Super-paramagnetic characteristic behavior was observed from magnetic analysis using a vibrating sample magnetometer. The optimum condition for methylene blue adsorption on the adsorbent was found at pH 8 with an adsorbent dosage of 3 g/L and an initial concentration of 400 mg/L, and the removal percentage reached above 90%. The adsorption isotherm of methylene blue on the prepared hydrogel adsorbent was fitted to the Langmuir model, and the pseudo-second-order kinetic model could describe the adsorption process. All obtained results indicated that the prepared hydrogel adsorbent is promising for water treatment applications. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Adany P.,University of Kansas | Arnett D.C.,Northwestern College | Johnson C.K.,University of Kansas | Hui R.,University of Kansas
Applied Physics Letters | Year: 2011

We demonstrate a wavelength tunable optical excitation source for coherent Raman scattering (CRS) spectroscopy based on a single femtosecond fiber laser. Electrically controlled wavelength tuning of Stokes optical pulses was achieved with soliton self frequency shift in an optical fiber, and linear frequency chirping was applied to both the pump and the Stokes waves to significantly improve the spectral resolution. The coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) spectrum of cyclohexane was measured and vibrational resonant Raman peaks separated by 70 cm-1 were clearly resolved. Single laser-based tunable excitation may greatly simplify CRS measurements and extend the practicality of CRS microscopy. © 2011 American Institute of Physics.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ADVANCED TECH EDUCATION PROG | Award Amount: 199.96K | Year: 2014

As advanced manufacturing moves forward in the Nation, there is an increasing need to prepare a skilled, flexible, and innovative workforce. This project is developing an advanced manufacturing technician associate degree program that is designed to increase the number of skilled workers in the northwest corner of Connecticut (CT) and provide a pathway where students can pursue associate and bachelor degrees in manufacturing so they can advance their careers. The college is partnering with three school systems, the Northwest Connecticut Manufacturers Coalition (NCMC), and Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing (RCNGM). In addition, the college is a long-standing member of the Connecticut College of Technology (COT). As such, the college and its partners benefit from the best practices, curriculum, and articulations developed by the COT.

The project is increasing the partnerships between higher education and industry by creating a manufacturing technology program and a career pathway that can be adopted by other high schools and community colleges especially those in rural areas, and by increasing the number of high school and community college students interested in pursuing careers in manufacturing.

Surveys of the manufacturers in the northwest region helped to identify four industry-driven, workforce-based needs that are being addressed in this project:
1. Recruitment: Recruiting a skilled manufacturing workforce requires raising awareness of career possibilities within advanced technology and manufacturing fields. This project is continuing with current outreach programs to junior high and high school students to inform future skilled workers. It is also exposing unemployed, underemployed, displaced, and incumbent workers to the necessary skill sets and career possibilities of manufacturing within northwestern CT.
2. Education: A majority of manufacturers in advanced technological sectors nationwide indicate that they have a difficult time filling positions because applicants lack the necessary skills for the job. This project is developing a degree pathway that provides workers with advanced technology skills to meet workforce needs.
3. Retention: Manufacturing employers in northwestern CT have difficulty retaining employees who live outside of the area. Many employees who have the appropriate skills do not want to travel or move to rural CT and therefore end up leaving after they are trained. This project is focusing on providing people who already live in the northwest corner of the state with the skills and education they need to obtain jobs in the advanced manufacturing sector.
4. Continued education and career advancement: Modern manufacturing requires workers to keep up with technology. Incumbent workers also need skills for advancement. Both of these require a strong partnership between manufacturers and the college. This project strengthens that collaboration and provides workers with a pathway to advance their education.


News Article | October 28, 2016
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Enclave Development announces the appointment of Tim Klemz as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Klemz is a Fargo native and an experienced finance leader, bringing years of accounting and auditing management experience to the table. “The opportunity to capitalize on my strengths of financial reporting, ideation and process, as well as working alongside a talented group to continue to grow a multifaceted business in the FM community drew me to Enclave.  With this new role, not only will I continue to do those things, I will also get the exciting opportunity to devise and assist with action plans, implementation and follow-through to see the value added as it occurs. I look forward to expanding and developing in my new role with a growing and influential company committed to quality,” said Klemz. Klemz holds a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting and business administration from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa and is certified as both a public accountant and internal auditor. He recently held a position as an Internal Audit Manager, where he held the responsibilities of: “We are thrilled to have Tim join our team. His previous experience in financial leadership and as an audit manager will be invaluable to us. More importantly, he understands how to lead a team charged with challenges to improve accounting and operational processes at exactly our growth stage. The time is right, and we are fortunate to have a strong executive like Tim to help excel Enclave through this pivotal next step in our journey,” said President of Enclave Development, Ben Meland. Enclave began with a group of real estate, development, and construction experts who came together to create a full service development and construction firm, honed to provide clients with a smooth experience that is second to none. As one of the largest dense living developers and builders in North Dakota, Enclave Development has earned a reputation for completing financially successful projects through a strong focus on strategic partnerships, strong community relations, and building their reputation of integrity with a commitment to quality.


News Article | February 28, 2017
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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 AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “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: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org 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.

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