Oklahoma Christian University is a private comprehensive coeducational Christian liberal arts university founded in 1950 by members of the Churches of Christ. Oklahoma Christian University is located on a 240-acre campus in Oklahoma City, in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Enrollment for the fall 2014 semester was a record 2,479 students. OC is ranked among the best "Regional Universities" in the 16-state West region by U.S. News and World Report and is listed by the Princeton Review as one of the best "Best Western Colleges." The University reported a 45% acceptance rate for fall 2012 applicants. Wikipedia.
News Article | April 17, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of Oklahoma’s best colleges and universities for 2017. Of the 26 four-year schools that made the list, Oklahoma City University, University of Tulsa, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma Christian University ranked as the top five. Of the 14 two-year schools that were also included, Tulsa Community College, Western Oklahoma State College, Northern Oklahoma College, Rose State College and Murray State College were the top five. A list of all schools is included below. “A strong economy begins with a strong workforce, and these Oklahoma schools have shown that they offer a high-caliber education that sets graduates up for success in the job market after graduation,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. To be included on Oklahoma’s “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on additional metrics that includes the number of career and academic resources available, annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, financial aid, student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Oklahoma” list, visit: Oklahoma’s Best Four-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Bacone College Cameron University East Central University Langston University Mid-America Christian University Northeastern State University Northwestern Oklahoma State University Oklahoma Baptist University Oklahoma Christian University Oklahoma City University Oklahoma Panhandle State University Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Oklahoma Wesleyan University Oral Roberts University Randall University Rogers State University Southeastern Oklahoma State University Southern Nazarene University Southwestern Christian University Southwestern Oklahoma State University St. Gregory’s University University of Central Oklahoma University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma University of Tulsa Oklahoma’s Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Carl Albert State College College of the Muscogee Nation Comanche Nation College Connors State College Eastern Oklahoma State College Murray State College Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Northern Oklahoma College Oklahoma City Community College Redlands Community College Rose State College Seminole State College Tulsa Community College Western Oklahoma State College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org 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 LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.
News Article | May 4, 2017
XLerant Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based budgeting, forecasting, and reporting solutions, is pleased to announce the successful culmination of its first annual user conference, a two-day budgeting retreat held April 17-19, 2017 at the Marriot Hotel & Spa in Stamford, Connecticut. Roundtable discussions, led by financial executives from across the nation, revealed cross-industry trends towards collaborative, decentralized budgeting models dependent on effective employee engagement strategies. Conference attendees like Clint LaRue, Executive Director for Budget and Financial Services at Oklahoma Christian University, described the conference as a valuable experience, providing an opportunity for the exchange of relevant budgeting best-practices. “Like many higher education institutions, we recognize the valuable input from faculty and staff in the budgeting process,” said LaRue. “As we move towards a more collaborative budgeting model, BudgetPak enables us to make the process simple, engaging and allows us to make the most efficient use of limited resources. This conference has given us insight into how other organizations are using BudgetPak tools and features that will help us move forward more effectively with our strategic budgeting goals.” “The conversations with other users provided critical insight into dealing effectively with our business units and effectively scoping out our future. The personal attention from XLerant’s top executives was unprecedented – their receptiveness to our ideas and suggestions was refreshing,” Karen D’Anjolell, Enterprise Reporting Administrator, NJM Insurance Group, said. Attendees represented a broad range of industries and organizations spanning higher education, nonprofit, insurance, and healthcare. XLerant customers and partners, along with XLerant’s own experts, shared case stories and collaborated on timely fiscal topics such as forecasting and projection methodology, headcount and revenue planning, advanced reporting and integration with Excel, along with time-tested approaches for actively engaging team members in the process. “XLerant’s mission is to give finance professionals and executives the tools they need to engage users, so budgeting can become an easier, more successful activity across the entire organization,” said Joanne Brunn, CEO of XLerant. “We were thrilled to host this foundational conference to bring diverse organizations together to explore the importance of user engagement within a strategic budgeting framework, with actionable steps for a positive impact on budgetary planning and fiscal outcomes.” About XLerant XLerant provides cloud-based budgeting, forecasting and reporting solutions designed with easy to use interfaces that make a complex process accessible for finance teams and budget managers alike. XLerant’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions serve small to mid-size enterprises who value collaborative environments as an effective way to engage employees and achieve their strategic objectives. The company’s premier product, BudgetPak, has been recognized for outstanding usability, quick implementation and exceptional support. For more information visit http://www.XLerant.com or follow @XLerant. Engage. Empower. Achieve.
News Article | April 17, 2017
The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has selected Oklahoma’s best online colleges and universities for 2017. Based on an analysis of government-supplied data, 23 four-year schools are honored, with University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Oral Roberts University, Oklahoma State University, University of Tulsa and University of Central Oklahoma taking the top five. 12 two-year colleges are also recognized, with Tulsa Community College, Northern Oklahoma College, Murray State College, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and Rose State College coming in as the top five. “Students in Oklahoma have a lot of options when it comes to earning a certificate or degree, but the schools on our list have distinguished themselves as being the best of the best when it comes to online education,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “In addition to providing exceptional learning opportunities, these schools also provide outstanding academic resources for online students.” To earn a spot on the Community for Accredited Online Schools list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also judged based on data points such as financial aid availability, student resources, counseling services, student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. 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 Oklahoma for 2017 include the following: Cameron University East Central University Langston University Mid-America Christian University Northeastern State University Northwestern Oklahoma State University Oklahoma Baptist University Oklahoma Christian University Oklahoma City University Oklahoma Panhandle State University Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Oklahoma Wesleyan University Oral Roberts University Randall University Rogers State University Southeastern Oklahoma State University Southern Nazarene University Southwestern Christian University Southwestern Oklahoma State University University of Central Oklahoma University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus University of Tulsa The Best Online Two-Year Schools in Oklahoma for 2017 include the following: Carl Albert State College Connors State College Eastern Oklahoma State College Murray State College Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Northern Oklahoma College Oklahoma City Community College Redlands Community College Rose State College Seminole State College Tulsa Community College Western Oklahoma State 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 | November 12, 2016
The Best Online Colleges in Oklahoma for 2016-2017 school year have been named by leading online higher education resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org. Of 32 schools noted for overall affordability and online program quality, Oral Roberts University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Northeastern State University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University and Northwestern Oklahoma State University earned the highest marks for four-year schools while Tulsa Community College, Western Oklahoma State College, Rose State College, Northern Oklahoma College and Carl Albert State College earned the highest marks for two-year schools. "Projections show that by 2020, 67 percent of job vacancies in Oklahoma will require a college degree or some form of post-secondary education or training,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "We’re aiming the spotlight on schools in the state who are putting emphasis on giving students more flexible learning options. These Oklahoma colleges are being commended for providing the highest quality, most affordable online education programs in the state.” There are several minimum requirements schools in Oklahoma must meet to be considered for the Best Online Colleges list. Only colleges and universities that hold accreditation and are registered as public or private not-for-profit entities are eligible. To help measure cost and affordability, each must also offer in-state tuition at or below set maximums of $5,000 annually for two-year schools and $25,000 annually for four-year schools to qualify. All eligible schools are then scored based on analysis of more than a dozen unique statistics, including variety of online programs, financial aid offerings and more. To learn more about the methodology and data used to determine AffordableCollegesOnline.org’s Best Online Colleges in Oklahoma and to find where each qualifying school ranks, visit the link below: A complete list of Oklahoma’s Best Two-Year Online Colleges for 2016-2017: A complete list of Oklahoma’s Best Four-Year Online Colleges for 2016-2017: Cameron University Langston University Mid-America Christian University Northeastern State University Northwestern Oklahoma State University Oklahoma Baptist University Oklahoma Christian University Oklahoma Panhandle State University Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Oklahoma Wesleyan University Oral Roberts University Randall University Rogers State University Southeastern Oklahoma State University Southern Nazarene University Southwestern Christian University Southwestern Oklahoma State University University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center University of Oklahoma - Norman Campus AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.
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Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) remains the primary bearing material for use in artificial joints, but the longevity of these implants is still hindered by an osteolytic immune system response initiated by sub-micron sized wear debris released from the UHMWPE bulk component. Studies have shown that the severity of the immune system response is linked to particle size. Current treatments for reducing this effect focus on reducing the total volume of wear, but do not directly address particle size due to a limited understanding of the mechanisms involved in producing such small debris. Directly observing these mechanisms is inherently challenging, but indirect methods, such as debris characterization and wear surface analysis, suggest that multiple mechanisms are present throughout a wear process, including a poorly understood plastic deformation process. In this study, finite element models exhibited areas of plastic deformation that were of the same size scale as the relevant debris, and novel experimental techniques were used to verify these regions of deformation. Using this insight, equations based on surface buckling were derived that accurately describe the characteristic rippling formations found on the surface of the UHMWPE bulk. This information can be used to influence the size and shape of submicron wear debris. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.