Ouachita Baptist University is a private, liberal arts, undergraduate institution located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, which is about 65 miles southwest of Little Rock. The university's name is taken from the Ouachita River, which forms the eastern campus boundary. It is affiliated with the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. The student body is approximately 45% male and 55% female. Wikipedia.
News Article | February 28, 2017
LITTLE ROCK, AR, February 28, 2017-- Evelyn Elizabeth Hughes-Bass has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.Drawing upon more than 40 years of experience in public and private Christian school in education, and early childhood coordinator for Arkansas Education Television Network (AETN) training and developing workshop for parents and children.Ms. Bass began her career in education upon her graduation from Arkansas Baptist College with a Bachelor of Arts in 1971. From there, Ms. Bass served as a teacher with Pulaski County Special School District while pursuing a Master of Science in education at Ouachita Baptist University, which she completed in 1988. Ms. Bass has also attended postgraduate studies through Harding University in education leadership.Between 1997 and 2004, Ms. Bass served as director/teacher of Lenea's Children Cottage. She also served as a preschool teacher with Graceland Kid's Educare Center.In recognition of her commitment to education, Ms. Bass has been featured in numerous honors publications, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who in the World. She was also selected for inclusion in the 7th and 8th editions of Who's Who in American Education, which were published in 2005 and 2007, respectively. Ms. Bass maintains involvement with a wide range of educational organizations, including the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA), AR Kids Read and Arkansas Retired Teacher Association (ARTA). In her spare time, she serves as a consultant in her field, as well as a composer of music, and vocalist of praises and hymns. Since 1999, Ms. Bass has served as an advisor for child development and associate instructor with Grace Holiness Christian Academy. Ms. Bass presently works in the capacity of an independent certified advanced trainer for the Early Care and Education Projects, conducting workshops in the field of early childhood education, at University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.Ms. Bass published a children music book entitled, "Never Say Never" and a CD; these motivating songs can be purchased through Author House, Barnes&Noble, Amazon, xulon, and arbor spring. Her book "Listen! The Lord is Speaking," which was released in 2004, was written to inspire and encourage readers.About Marquis Who's Who :Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com
News Article | February 15, 2017
Louis W. Heard’s new book, Closer Devotional ($20.99, paperback, 9781498480123; $9.99, eBook, 9781498480130) provides people a discipleship tool and plan for drawing closer to God on a daily basis. Heard’s hope is to put Biblical knowledge into action, increasing relevance and adventure in regard to a believer's faith in Jesus. The devotional will encourage readers to gain a closer, more intimate walk with Jesus, and they will walk away each day experiencing God in a fresh way. After reading and applying this book (using the Closer Challenges), the reader cannot remain the same spiritually. Not only will they be closer to God, but they will be closer to others too! Heard says, “From what I can tell, there is no other devotional quite like this one. It's not just a collection of warm, spiritual thoughts for the day; it's a plan for radically applying God's word to everyday life.” Louis W. Heard has been in Christian ministry since 1995. He has a BA in Biblical Studies/Language from Ouachita Baptist University and a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has over ten years’ experience of being a Lead Pastor in growing churches. Heard is currently the pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, which has almost doubled in size since he arrived over 3 years ago, they have close to 550 in average worship attendance. Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Closer Devotional through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.
Levy J.W.,Ouachita Baptist University |
Hartman J.H.,University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences |
Perry M.D.,Ouachita Baptist University |
Miller G.P.,University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling | Year: 2015
CYP2E1 metabolizes a wide array of small, hydrophobic molecules, resulting in their detoxification or activation into carcinogens through Michaelis-Menten as well as cooperative mechanisms. Nevertheless, the molecular determinants for CYP2E1 specificity and metabolic efficiency toward these compounds are still unknown. Herein, we employed computational docking studies coupled to molecular dynamics simulations to provide a critical perspective for understanding a structural basis for cooperativity observed for an array of azoles from our previous binding and catalytic studies (Hartman et al., 2014). The resulting 28 CYP2E1 complexes in this study revealed a common passageway for azoles that included a hydrophobic steric barrier causing a pause in movement toward the active site. The entrance to the active site acted like a second sieve to restrict access to the inner chamber. Collectively, these interactions impacted the final orientation of azoles reaching the active site and hence could explain differences in their biochemical properties observed in our previous studies, such as the consequences of methylation at position 5 of the azole ring. The association of a second azole demonstrated significant differences in interactions stabilizing the bound complex than observed for the first binding event. Intermolecular interactions occurred between the two azoles as well as CYP2E1 residue side chains and backbone and involved both hydrophobic contacts and hydrogen bonds. The relative importance of these interactions depended on the structure of the respective azoles indicating the absence of specific defining criteria for binding unlike the well-characterized dominant role of hydrophobicity in active site binding. Consequently, the structure activity relationships described here and elsewhere are necessary to more accurately identify factors impacting the observation and significance of cooperativity in CYP2E1 binding and catalysis toward drugs, dietary compounds, and pollutants. © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Hartmann P.,Hungarian Academy of Sciences |
Hartmann P.,Baylor University |
Kovacs A.Z.,Hungarian Academy of Sciences |
Douglass A.M.,Ouachita Baptist University |
And 3 more authors.
Physical Review Letters | Year: 2014
We report complex plasma experiments, assisted by numerical simulations, providing an alternative qualitative link between the macroscopic response of polycrystalline solid matter to small shearing forces and the possible underlying microscopic processes. In the stationary creep regime we have determined the exponents of the shear rate dependence of the shear stress and defect density, being α=1.15±0.1 and β=2.4±0.4, respectively. We show that the formation and rapid glide motion of dislocation pairs in the lattice are dominant processes. © 2014 American Physical Society.
Hartman J.H.,University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences |
Bradley A.M.,Vanderbilt University |
Laddusaw R.M.,Texas A&M University |
Perry Jr. M.D.,Ouachita Baptist University |
Miller G.P.,University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics | Year: 2013
CYP2E1 plays a critical role in detoxification and carcinogenic activation of drugs, pollutants, and dietary compounds; however, these metabolic processes can involve poorly characterized cooperative interactions that compromise the ability to understand and predict CYP2E1 metabolism. Herein, we employed an array of ten azoles with an emphasis on pyrazoles to establish the selectivity of catalytic and cooperative CYP2E1 sites through binding and catalytic studies. Spectral binding studies for monocyclic azoles suggested two binding events, while bicyclic azoles suggested one. Pyrazole had moderate affinity toward the CYP2E1 catalytic site that improved when a methyl group was introduced at either position 3 or 4. The presence of methyl groups simultaneously at positions 3 and 5 blocked binding, and a phenyl group at position 3 did not improve binding affinity. In contrast, pyrazole fusion to a benzene or cyclohexane ring greatly increased affinity. The consequences of these binding events on CYP2E1 catalysis were studied through inhibition studies with 4-nitrophenol, a substrate known to bind both sites. Most pyrazoles shared a common mixed cooperative inhibition mechanism in which pyrazole binding rescued CYP2E1 from substrate inhibition. Overall, inhibitor affinities toward the CYP2E1 catalytic site were similar to those reported in binding studies, and the same trend was observed for binding at the cooperative site. Taken together, these studies identified key structural determinants in the affinity and stoichiometry of azole interactions with CYP2E1 and consequences on catalysis that further advance an understanding of the relationship between structure and function for this enzyme. © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Kolt R.P.,Ouachita Baptist University
National Identities | Year: 2015
Nationalism in Western art music has long been a source of intense controversy. Scholars have struggled to provide an adequate definition of the phenomenon with varying degrees of success; principally because it has always been assumed that the national in music must include purely musical elements in its definition. This assumption has led to often grossly inadequate ideas about how nationalism in music is created by a composer and perceived by a listener. A brief review and reassessment of traditional attempts to define nationalism in music may shed new light on the aesthetic realties of the national in music. © 2014, © 2014 Taylor & Francis.
Wight R.D.,Ouachita Baptist University |
Tull C.A.,Ouachita Baptist University |
Deel M.W.,Ouachita Baptist University |
Stroope B.L.,Ouachita Baptist University |
And 4 more authors.
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications | Year: 2012
Inflammatory molecules have been implicated in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and multiple sclerosis. Resveratrol is an anti-fungal compound found in the skins of red grapes and other fruits and nuts. We examined the ability of resveratrol to inhibit lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced production of inflammatory molecules from primary mouse astrocytes. Resveratrol inhibited LPS-induced production of nitric oxide (NO); the cytokines tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin 1-beta (IL-1β), and IL-6; and the chemokine monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1), which play critical roles in innate immunity, by astrocytes. Resveratrol also suppressed astrocyte production of IL-12p40 and IL-23, which are known to alter the phenotype of T cells involved in adaptive immunity. Finally resveratrol inhibited astrocyte production of C-reactive protein (CRP), which plays a role in a variety of chronic inflammatory disorders. Collectively, these studies suggest that resveratrol may be an effective therapeutic agent in neurodegenerative diseases initiated or maintained by inflammatory processes. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.
Burns S.A.,University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences |
Lee Archer R.,University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences |
Chavis J.A.,University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences |
Tull C.A.,Ouachita Baptist University |
And 2 more authors.
Brain Research | Year: 2012
Mitoxantrone has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). However, the mechanisms by which mitoxantrone modulates MS are largely unknown. Activated astrocytes produce nitric oxide (NO), TNF-α, and IL-1β, molecules which can be toxic to central nervous system (CNS) cells including oligodendrocytes, thus potentially contributing to the pathology associated with MS. MCP-1 is a chemokine believed to modulate the migration of monocytes to inflammatory lesions present in the CNS of MS patients. IL-12 and IL-23 have been demonstrated to play critical roles in the pathogenesis of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of MS, by contributing to the development of CD4 T cell lineages termed Th1 and Th17, respectively. The current study demonstrates that mitoxantrone inhibits lipopolysachharide (LPS) induction of NO, TNF-α, IL-1β, and MCP-1 production by primary astrocytes. Mitoxantrone also inhibited IL-12 and IL-23 production by these cells. Furthermore, mitoxantrone suppressed the expression of C-reactive protein (CRP). Finally, we demonstrate that mitoxantrone suppressed LPS induction of NF-κB DNA-binding activity, suggesting a novel mechanism by which mitoxantrone suppresses the expression of proinflammatory molecules. Collectively, these studies demonstrate that mitoxantrone represses astrocyte production of potentially cytotoxic molecules, as well as molecules capable of altering T-cell phenotype. These in vitro studies suggest mechanisms by which mitoxantrone may modulate inflammatory diseases including MS. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
DeWitt T.L.,Ouachita Baptist University |
Unruh S.A.,University of Nebraska at Kearney |
Seshadri S.,University of Nebraska at Kearney
Journal of Athletic Training | Year: 2012
Context: Medical organizations have recommended that administrators, parents, and community leaders explore every opportunity to make interscholastic athletic programs safe for participation, including employing athletic trainers at practices and competitive events. Objective: To determine the overall level of medical services provided for secondary school-aged athletes at high school athletic events in a rural southern state, to evaluate the employment of athletic trainers in the provision of medical services in secondary schools, and to compare athletic training medical services provided at athletic events among schools of various sizes. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Questionnaires were sent to administrators at 199 secondary schools. Patients or Other Participants: A total of 144 administrators, including interscholastic athletic directors and school principals, from 199 secondary schools participated (72% response rate). Main Outcome Measure(s): Participants completed the Self-Appraisal Checklist for Health Supervision in Scholastic Athletic Programs from the American Academy of Pediatrics, which has been demonstrated to be valid and reliable. The Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney tests were used to measure differences in groups. Results: We found differences in cumulative scores when measuring between institutional classifications (P≤.05). Cumulative scores for the Event Coverage section of the instrument ranged from 80.5 to 109.6 out of a total possible score of 126. We also found differences in several factors identified in the Event Coverage section (P≤.05). Conclusions: The number of coaching staff certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation or first aid was minimal. Most schools did not have a plan for providing minimal emergency equipment, ice, or water for visiting teams. We found that 88% (n = 7) of the 8 essential Event Coverage components that the American Academy of Pediatrics deems important were not addressed by schools represented in our study. © by the National Athletic Trainers' Association, Inc.
News Article | February 23, 2017
The oil and gas industry is always innovating and for related trades, like transportation, it is important to keep up. That is why Arrows Up, LLC., an affiliate of OmniTRAX Inc., has introduced a revolutionary method to get frac sand into the blender at the wellhead in a way that eliminates dust, saves time and cuts costs. “Anyone who has ever fracked a well knows there are a million things to consider when it comes to safety, costs and efficiencies,” said Ken White, Director of Sales for Arrows Up, LLC. “Our system makes their job easier by providing a last-mile containerized proppant delivery solution that addresses all three of those business priorities.” Speaking at the North American Frac Sand Exhibition & Conference, today, White will explain how their delivery solution combines unitized Jumbo Bins with a riser that allows the sand to be directly discharged into the blender at the wellhead. This flexible system offers tailored solutions that customers love because it reduces transportation costs and demurrage without compromising safety. In fact, the patent-pending containers are proven to substantially reduce silica dust, which is heavily regulated by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The Arrows Up Jumbo Bin can hold 25 tons of frac sand and decrease product shrinkage by reducing the number of times the product needs to be transferred. It can also be moved by standard transportation equipment, giving customers the flexibility they need to control costs. White’s presentation is entitled: “Creating Supply Chain Efficiencies Through Unitized Solutions for Last-Mile Delivery.” Ken White Bio: Ken White has been in Business Development and Product Integration for over 25 years. The last 5 years he has been providing proppants to the oil and gas industry nationwide. He has an extensive background in all types of proppants from ceramic proppant, resin coated proppant, as well as northern and southern sands. He has been heavily involved in understanding the importance of the integrity of these products, which includes logistics and delivery to the blender. Ken joined Arrows UP, LLC in 2017 as the Director of Sales and has been tasked the role of growing the Arrows Up footprint. Ken attended Ouachita Baptist University as a Business Major in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. About OmniTRAX, Inc. As one of North America’s largest private railroad and transportation management companies, OmniTRAX’s core capabilities range from providing management services to railroad and port services and to intermodal and industrial switching operations. Through its affiliation with The Broe Group and its portfolio of managed companies, OmniTRAX also has the unique capability of offering specialized industrial development and real estate solutions, both on and off the rail network managed by OmniTRAX. More information is available at http://www.omnitrax.com. About Arrows Up, LLC. Arrows Up, LLC. began following a company’s request to create better products to serve the bulk storage and transportation industry. The management and operations teams of Arrows Up have over 65 years of combined experience in the packaging and logistics industry. Our mission is to create innovative, efficient and safer solutions for the bulk storage and transportation industries. This will be accomplished by research, customer involvement and continued experimentation with materials, design and assemble concepts. More information is available at http://www.arrowsupllc.com/.