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 | December 11, 2016
The St. Charles family law firm of Goostree Law Group, P.C. is pleased to announce that the Leading Lawyers Network has recognized Attorneys Jeffrey D. Muntz and Robin Zandri for their professional excellence and customer service. Muntz was named a 2016 Emerging Lawyer, and Zandri has earned the title of Leading Lawyer. They join Partner Tricia D. Goostree, who was also named a Leading Lawyer, and Attorney Anthony J. Giudice, who was recognized as an Emerging Lawyer earlier this year. The Leading Lawyers Network is a division of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company. The “Leading Lawyers” distinction places attorneys among the top family law practitioners in the state of Illinois. On an annual basis, five percent of attorneys in each state are selected as Leading Lawyers based on peer surveys and a formal review process conducted by the organization’s Advisory Board. St. Charles Attorney Jeffrey D. Muntz is an equity partner at Goostree Law Group, P.C. He graduated from Saint Ambrose University with a B.A. in Business Management and Organizations, and went on to obtain his J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law. He primarily concentrates his practice in family law matters including divorce and complex divorce, spousal maintenance, child custody and visitation, child support, paternity, and litigation. Prior to joining Goostree Law Group, P.C., Muntz worked as a prosecutor at the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office. In 2006, he was named the county’s “Outstanding Misdemeanor Prosecutor.” Muntz is a certified Guardian ad Litem, and is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Kane County Bar Association, and the DuPage County Bar Association. Muntz was named a 2016 “10 Best Attorney” in the practice areas of criminal law and family law. St. Charles Lawyer Robin Zandri is a partner at Goostree Law Group, P.C. She brings over 20 years of family law experience to the firm. She graduated with a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and went onto attend Northern Illinois University College of Law, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Juris Doctorate. Zandri focuses her legal practice in family law, more specifically, on matters pertaining to spousal maintenance, child custody, visitation, paternity, and adoption. She is also a veteran litigator with extensive experience in handling complex divorce matters. Zandri is a member of the Kane County Bar Association, and the DuPage County Bar Association. This year she was named a “10 Best Attorney” by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, and is rated as a “Top Divorce and Family Law Attorney on AVVO. Goostree Law Group, P.C. is located in St. Charles, Illinois. The premier Northern Illinois family law firm represents individuals and families located throughout the suburbs of Chicago including the cities of: St. Charles, Batavia, Geneva, Oswego, Aurora, and Wheaton. The experienced litigators at Goostree Law Group, P.C. handle a wide-range of legal matters including: divorce, child custody, child support, property division, adoption, paternity, spousal maintenance, and domestic violence. If you are seeking compassionate and effective family law representation contact Goostree Law Group, P.C. today. Call 630-584-4800 or visit the firm’s website at http://www.familydivorcelaw.com to schedule a free initial consultation.
Morrissey J.L.,University of Iowa |
Wenthe P.J.,Saint Ambrose University |
Letuchy E.M.,University of Iowa |
Levy S.M.,University of Iowa |
Kathleen F. Janz,University of Iowa
Pediatric Exercise Science | Year: 2012
In a sample of 291 adolescents (mean age 13 yr), seven psychosocial factors, including family support, were examined in relation to accelerometry-derived physical activity (PA) measured after school and during the weekend. Genderspecific stepwise linear regression analyses determined which combinations of factors explained the variance in nonschool moderate to vigorous PA and nonschool total PA after adjusting for % BF, age, and maturity (p ≤ 0.05). Being praised by a family member and % BF explained 13% of the variance in female nonschool MVPA, while being praised and maturity explained 13% of the variance in nonschool total PA. Having a family member watch him participate, % BF, and age explained 11.5% of the variance in male nonschool MVPA, while having a family member participate with him explained 6.4% of the variance in nonschool total PA. Despite adolescents' growing independence, family support continues to influence PA levels. © 2012 Human Kinetics, Inc.
Cho I.,Saint Ambrose University
Complex Analysis and Operator Theory | Year: 2015
In this paper, we study certain (Formula presented.)-valued functions induced by given graphs called graph zeta functions. In particular, we are interested in factorizations of such functions. We show that the factorizations of graph zeta functions are characterized by certain subgraphs of given graphs. Based on this factorization property on graph zeta functions, we define-and-study the non-factorizability of graphs. © 2015 Springer Basel
Cho I.,Saint Ambrose University |
Gillespie T.L.,Saint Ambrose University
Complex Analysis and Operator Theory | Year: 2015
In this paper, we establish a free-probabilistic model on the Hecke algebras induced by p-adic number fields. It provides a new bridge between operator algebra theory and number theory. Based on number-theoretic and algebraic results from Hecke algebra theory, we consider operator-theoretic structures and properties via our free-probabilistic model. © 2014, Springer Basel.
Cho I.,Saint Ambrose University
Complex Analysis and Operator Theory | Year: 2011
We consider the groupoid C*-dynamical systems (A, G, α) where A is a C*-algebra in B(H),G is a certain groupoid, and α is an embedding groupoid action of G, acting on A in B(H). In particular, we are interested in the case where the groupoid G is a fractaloid, a groupoid with fractal property. Moreover, we restrict our interests to the case where G is generated by finitely many partial isometries in B(H). We observe the basic properties of such C*-dynamical systems. © 2009 Birkhäuser Verlag Basel/Switzerland.
Cho I.,Saint Ambrose University
Complex Analysis and Operator Theory | Year: 2016
In this paper, by establishing free-probabilistic models on the Hecke algebras (Formula presented.) , we construct canonical free probability spaces (Formula presented.) , where (Formula presented.) , for primes (Formula presented.). Dependent upon such free-probabilistic structures, we study corresponding representations of (Formula presented.) , and consider spectral properties of operators realized under representations. © 2014, Springer Basel.
PubMed | Saint Ambrose University
Type: Journal Article | Journal: The Journal of applied psychology | Year: 2010
Despite much research into cognitive ability as a selection tool and a separate large literature on the causes of voluntary turnover, little theoretical or empirical work connects the two. We propose that voluntary turnover is also a potentially key outcome of cognitive ability. Incorporating ideas from the person-environment fit literature and those regarding push and pull influences on turnover, we posit a theoretical connection between cognitive ability and voluntary turnover that addresses both why and how voluntary turnover is related to cognitive ability. Integrating data from 3 different sources, our empirical analyses support the theoretical perspective that the relationship between cognitive ability and voluntary turnover depends on the cognitive demands of the job. When the cognitive demands of a job are high, our findings support the hypothesized curvilinear relationship between cognitive ability and voluntary turnover, such that employees of higher and lower cognitive ability are more likely than medium cognitive ability employees to leave voluntarily. With regard to jobs with low cognitive demands, our data are more consistent with a negative linear relationship between cognitive ability and voluntary turnover, such that higher cognitive ability employees are less likely to leave voluntarily. We also examine the role of job satisfaction, finding that job satisfaction is more strongly linked to voluntary turnover in jobs with high cognitive demands.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: S-STEM:SCHLR SCI TECH ENG&MATH | Award Amount: 600.00K | Year: 2012
This project is focused on increasing enrollment and graduation rates in industrial engineering, mechanical engineering and physics. The expectation is to serve more than 15 students yearly through the articulation of a seamless transfer from the community clleges. It is particularly noteworthy that the program builds on proven in house methods that have yielded excellent retention results and that it continues to focus on underserved populations. Enhancements to be included are adopting and enhancing a STEM Summer Research Program and a Student Success Center, hiring tutors and research assistants, faculty mentors to help with retention, utilizing good connections with industry, and integrating two good recruitment tools (Girls Night Out and The Robotic Hand).