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.
News Article | May 15, 2017
Chicago Semester provides experiential education with leading companies in the business center of Chicago. -- Located in the hub of Chicago's business district, Northwestern Mutual – Chicago is a prime workplace for students participating in the Chicago Semester internship. Add in a legacy of leadership that dates to 1872 and a high-performance corporate culture that focuses on personal and professional growth and students have the ultimate urban, professional work experience.Since 2011, Northwestern Mutual – Chicago has partnered with Chicago Semester offering internships in the firm's financial planning practice administration and operations departments."Being able to partner with the Chicago Semester program to offer internship opportunities to their bright, ambitious students has been very rewarding for myself and Northwestern Mutual – Chicago, "said Jenny Eason, Manager of Support Services. "Our interns strive to learn all that they can, not only about our industry, but about the professional experience as a whole," she added.This past semester, Sophia Randall and David DeHaan, learned what it takes to be a leader in client satisfaction and building a financial planning practice.A senior from Judson University, Sophia Randall, worked with Jeannette Miyazono and her team in the firm's Client Relations Department, a recognized leader among Northwestern Mutual offices nationwide."Interning at Northwestern Mutual – Chicago has given me the opportunity to sharpen my skills in specific areas of work that I am interested in pursuing post-graduation,"said Randall."As an intern, I was pushed to produce excellent work with the help of experienced professionals around me who are willing and able to help me succeed. This has provided me with a unique and rich learning experience that has prepared me to be a better professional in my field," she added.David De Haan, a senior from Northwestern College, was part of Sales Execution Team working with Jenny Eason."I've had an incredible internship experience here at Northwestern Mutual – Chicago," said De Haan. "The people here are so friendly and are dedicated to providing an internship experience that's customizable to my needs and interests. You can definitely tell that Northwestern Mutual is invested in helping create real-world workplace experiences to better prepare young adults for the future," he addedIn addition to the Chicago Semester program, the firm provides internship opportunities in the planning department as an investment analyst intern as well as the firm's most popular and nationally recognized financial represenative internship program.The mission of Chicago Semester is to provide urban, experiential education from a Christian perspective that equips students for integrated personal, professional, and public lives. More information can be found at http://chicagosemester.org/ Northwestern Mutual – Chicago, with offices in Downtown Chicago, Northbrook, Oak Brook and Rosemont, is a leading Chicago-based financial planning firm providing expert guidance to help clients manage financial risk and achieve financial security. Ranked one of Chicago's Top Workplaces, according to the Chicago Tribune, Northwestern Mutual – Chicago provides career and internship opportunities to individuals who want to grow personally and professionally. The company's internship was named by Vault.com the #1 internship for students seeking careers in the financial services industry. More information on the firm can be found at http://chicago.nm.com Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for 160 years. Through a distinctive, whole-picture planning approach including both insurance and investments, we empower people to be financially confident so they can live life differently. We combine the expertise of our financial professionals with a personalized digital experience to help our clients navigate their financial lives every day. With $250.4 billion in assets, $28.2 billion in revenues, and more than $1.6 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.4 million people who rely on us for life, disability income and long-term care insurance, annuities, brokerage and advisory services, trust services, and discretionary portfolio management solutions. The company holds more than $100 billion of client assets as a part of its wealth management company and investment services. Northwestern Mutual ranks 100 on the 2016 FORTUNE 500 and is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the "World's Most Admired" life insurance companies in 2017.Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NM), Milwaukee, WI (life and disability insurance, annuities, and life insurance with long-term care benefits) and its subsidiaries. Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a comprehensive approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, life insurance with long-term care benefits, investment products, and advisory products and services. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS) (securities), broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company® (NMWMC) (fiduciary and fee-based financial planning services), federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company (NLTC) (long-term care insurance).
News Article | December 16, 2016
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
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.  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.  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.  To align the sequences, the character strings are positioned vertically to highlight their similarities and differences.  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.  Pairwise sequence alignment has been solved using the dynamic programming (DP) algorithm by Needleman and Wunsch.  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.  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.  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.  Copyright is held by the author/owner(s).
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.
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 | 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 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.
News Article | October 28, 2016
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.