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Schreiner University

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Kerrville, TX, United States

Schreiner University is a private liberal arts institution located in Kerrville, Texas. The University enrolls an estimated 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers 27 four-year undergraduate programs, an MBA and a master of education. Its religious affiliation is to the Presbyterian Church. Established in 1923, it has been coeducational since 1932. As of the fall 2011, Schreiner had a student/faculty ratio of 13:1. The University is also home to Greystone Preparatory School a college level Service Academy preparatory program for those who did not receive appointments or nominations straight out of high school. Wikipedia.

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Moore R.D.,University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign | Wu C.-T.,Schreiner University | Pontifex M.B.,Michigan State University | O'Leary K.C.,University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign | And 4 more authors.
Brain and Cognition | Year: 2013

This study examined behavioral and neuroelectric intra-individual variability (IIV) in preadolescent children during a task requiring variable amounts of cognitive control. The current study further examined whether IIV was moderated by aerobic fitness level. Participants performed a modified flanker task, comprised of congruent and incongruent arrays, within compatible and incompatible stimulus-response conditions. Results revealed that congruent, relative to incongruent, conditions were associated with less IIV of RT. Further, less IIV of RT, P3 amplitude, and P3 latency was observed for the compatible relative to the incompatible condition. Higher fitness was associated with shorter and less variable RT only for the incompatible condition, with no fitness-related differences observed for P3 variability. The findings suggest that conditions requiring greater cognitive control are associated with increased IIV, and that higher fitness may be associated with greater integrity of cognitive control systems during development. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.


Wolf-Chase G.,Adler Planetarium | Wolf-Chase G.,University of Chicago | Arvidsson K.,Schreiner University | Smutko M.,The Interdisciplinary Center
Astrophysical Journal | Year: 2017

We present the results of a narrow-band near-infrared imaging survey for Molecular Hydrogen emission-line Objects (MHOs) toward 26 regions containing high-mass protostellar candidates and massive molecular outflows. We have detected a total of 236 MHOs, 156 of which are new detections, in 22 out of the 26 regions. We use H2 2.12 μm/H2 2.25 μm flux ratios, together with morphology, to separate the signatures of fluorescence associated with photo-dissociation regions (PDRs) from shocks associated with outflows in order to identify the MHOs. PDRs have typical low flux ratios of ∼1.5-3, while the vast majority of MHOs display flux ratios typical of C-type shocks (∼6-20). A few MHOs exhibit flux ratios consistent with expected values for J-type shocks (∼3-4), but these are located in regions that may be contaminated with fluorescent emission. Some previously reported MHOs have low flux ratios, and are likely parts of PDRs rather than shocks indicative of outflows. We identify a total of 36 outflows across the 22 target regions where MHOs were detected. In over half these regions, MHO arrangements and fluorescent structures trace features present in CO outflow maps, suggesting that the CO emission traces a combination of dynamical effects, which may include gas entrained in expanding PDRs as well as bipolar outflows. Where possible, we link MHO complexes to distinct outflows and identify candidate driving sources. © 2017. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.


News Article | November 22, 2016
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org), has named it’s picks for the top Trade & Vocational Training Programs at colleges in Texas for 2016-2017. A total of 62 schools were chosen for displaying excellence in career training in the state, with Midland College, University of Texas at Brownsville (now Rio Grande Valley), LeTourneau University, Tarleton State University and Brazosport College scoring highest among four-year schools and El Paso Community College, Lee College, Texas State Technical College Waco, Houston Community College and Grayson College scoring highest among two-year schools. “Job projections through 2024 show trade industries growing at some of the fastest rates in the country,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “The best trade and vocational programs in Texas are found at both two- and four-year schools, and are noted on our list for their dedication to student success both inside the classroom and after graduation.” The Community for Accredited Online Schools analyzes more than a dozen unique data points to determine their “Best of” rankings. Colleges and universities must be regionally accredited and hold public or private not-for-profit status to qualify. For the Best Trade & Vocational Programs list, schools must also offer career counseling and placement services to students. To determine top programs, each qualifying school is scored and ranked based on statistics most important to student success, such as student-teacher ratios, program variety and graduation rates. Complete rankings of the Best Vocational & Trade School Programs in Texas can be found at the link below, along with more information on the data and methodology used to determine school scores: Alvin Community College Amarillo College Angelina College Brookhaven College Cedar Valley College Central Texas College Coastal Bend College College of the Mainland Collin College Covenant School of Nursing and Allied Health Del Mar College Eastfield College El Centro College El Paso Community College Frank Phillips College Galveston College Grayson College Hill College Houston Community College Howard College Kilgore College Lamar Institute of Technology Lamar State College-Orange Lamar State College - Port Arthur Laredo Community College Lee College Lone Star College Mountain View College Navarro College North Central Texas College North Lake College Northeast Texas Community College Northwest Vista College Odessa College Palo Alto College Panola College Ranger College Remington College - Fort Worth Campus Remington College - Houston Campus Remington College - Houston Southeast Campus Remington College - North Houston Campus Richland College San Antonio College San Jacinto College South Plains College Southwest Texas Junior College St. Philip's College Tarrant County College District Temple College Texarkana College Texas State Technical College - West Texas Texas State Technical College - Harlingen Texas State Technical College - Marshall Texas State Technical College - Waco Trinity Valley Community College Tyler Junior College Vernon College Weatherford College Western Texas College Brazosport College LeTourneau University Midland College Parker University Remington College - Dallas Campus Schreiner University South Texas College Sul Ross State University Tarleton State University The University of Texas at Arlington The University of Texas at Brownsville (now University of Texas Rio Grande Valley) The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable 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. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has released its list of the Best Online Colleges in Texas for 2017. Highlighting both two- and four-year schools, more than 90 Texas colleges received accolades, with the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, University of North Texas, Texas Tech University and Baylor University coming in as the top four-year schools and St. Philip’s College, Odessa College, Del Mar College, Western Texas College and Texas State Technical College Waco ranking highest among two-year schools. “About 1.5 million students enrolled in post-secondary education in Texas in fall 2016,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “As Internet-based coursework becomes more accessible, students may find that online programs suit their needs better. Schools on our list have been ranked for overall quality, providing excellent options for anyone who wants more flexible education options.” To determine the Best Online Schools in Texas, each college in the state was evaluated using over a dozen unique data points to find which schools best meet students’ needs, including graduation rates, career placement services and financial aid availability. AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org also requires each school highlighted on the lists to carry institutional accreditation and hold public or private not-for-profit status. Find each school’s score and ranking or read more about the data and methodology used to determine the lists here: The Best Four-Year Online Schools in Texas for 2017 include the following: Abilene Christian University Angelo State University Baylor University Concordia University-Texas Dallas Baptist University Dallas Christian College Grace School of Theology Houston Baptist University Howard Payne University Lamar University LeTourneau University Lubbock Christian University Messenger College Midwestern State University Our Lady of the Lake University Prairie View A & M University Sam Houston State University Schreiner University Southern Methodist University Southwestern Adventist University Southwestern Assemblies of God University St Mary's University Stephen F Austin State University Sul Ross State University Tarleton State University Texas A & M International University Texas A & M University-College Station Texas A & M University-Commerce Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Texas A & M University-Kingsville Texas A & M University-Texarkana Texas Christian University Texas Southern University Texas State University Texas Tech University Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Texas Woman's University The University of Texas at Arlington The University of Texas at Austin The University of Texas at Dallas The University of Texas at El Paso The University of Texas at Tyler The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio The University of Texas of the Permian Basin The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Trinity University University of Dallas University of Houston University of Houston-Clear Lake The Best Two-Year Online Schools in Texas for 2017 include the following: Alvin Community College Amarillo College Austin Community College District Central Texas College College of the Mainland Collin College Del Mar College El Paso Community College Frank Phillips College Grayson College Houston Community College Kilgore College Lamar Institute of Technology Lamar State College-Port Arthur Lone Star College Navarro College North Central Texas College Northwest Vista College Odessa College Palo Alto College Panola College San Antonio College South Plains College St Philip's College Tarrant County College District Temple College Texas State Technical College - West Texas Texas State Technical College-Waco Trinity Valley Community College Tyler Junior College Western Texas 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. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.


Lundquist M.J.,University of Wyoming | Kobulnicky H.A.,University of Wyoming | Alexander M.J.,University of Wyoming | Alexander M.J.,Lehigh University | And 2 more authors.
Astrophysical Journal | Year: 2014

We present an all-sky sample of 984 candidate intermediate-mass Galactic star-forming regions that are color selected from the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) Point Source Catalog and morphologically classify each object using mid-infrared Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) images. Of the 984 candidates, 616 are probable star-forming regions (62.6%), 128 are filamentary structures (13.0%), 39 are point-like objects of unknown nature (4.0%), and 201 are galaxies (20.4%). We conduct a study of four of these regions, IRAS 00259+5625, IRAS 00420+5530, IRAS 01080+5717, and IRAS 05380+2020, at Galactic latitudes |b| > 5° using optical spectroscopy from the Wyoming Infrared Observatory, along with near-infrared photometry from the Two-Micron All Sky Survey, to investigate their stellar content. New optical spectra, color-magnitude diagrams, and color-color diagrams reveal their extinctions, spectrophotometric distances, and the presence of small stellar clusters containing 20-78 M of stars. These low-mass diffuse star clusters contain 65-250 stars for a typical initial mass function, including one or more mid-B stars as their most massive constituents. Using infrared spectral energy distributions we identify young stellar objects near each region and assign probable masses and evolutionary stages to the protostars. The total infrared luminosity lies in the range 190-960 L, consistent with the sum of the luminosities of the individually identified young stellar objects. © 2014. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved..


Feltz A.,Schreiner University | Samayoa S.,George Washington University
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry | Year: 2012

Surrogates' decisions to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatments (LSTs) are pervasive. However, the factors influencing surrogates' decisions to initiate LSTs are relatively unknown. We present evidence from two experiments indicating that some surrogates' decisions about when to initiate LSTs can be predictably manipulated. Factors that influence surrogate decisions about LSTs include the patient's cognitive state, the patient's age, the percentage of doctors not recommending the initiation of LSTs, the percentage of patients in similar situations not wanting LSTs, and default treatment settings. These results suggest that some people may use heuristics when making these important life-and-death decisions. These findings may have important moral implications for improving surrogate decisions about LSTs and reconsidering paternalism. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.


Distel C.A.,Miami University Ohio | Distel C.A.,Schreiner University | Boone M.D.,Miami University Ohio
Ecotoxicology | Year: 2011

Priority effects are defined as asymmetric responses of different species colonizing the same habitat in different sequences and are important in structuring communities, particularly for ephemeral systems that are colonized annually. Amphibians often use ephemeral ponds and have been shown to experience priority effects from interspecific competition. Pesticide exposure can impact amphibian species interactions like competition, and has been linked to declines. We investigated whether insecticide exposure interacted with colonization history to impact priority effects in Bufo americanus and Rana pipiens. We predicted that exposure to the insecticide carbaryl and colonization history would affect tadpole metamorphosis independently and interactively. Our results indicated that Bufo time to metamorphosis experienced priority effects: Bufo introduced early reached metamorphosis sooner when Rana were absent, but Bufo introduced late reached metamorphosis sooner when Rana were also late. Insecticide exposure eliminated differences in Bufo time to metamorphosis due to Rana colonization history. Rana survival and mass at metamorphosis were affected by intraspecific colonization history. Bufo had significantly fewer survivors and Rana had more survivors in insecticide-exposed treatments. Bufo did better when reared without Rana, but Rana was unaffected by Bufo presence. The effects on anuran metamorphosis occurred without any effects on periphyton abundance. We suggest that the effects of insecticide exposure on amphibian metamorphosis are not related to colonization history, although each factor alone can have substantial impacts. These results preliminarily suggest that managing pesticide applications with sensitivity to amphibians may be less complex than implied by traditional food web theory, although more research is needed. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.


Haylock P.J.,Oncology Care Consultant and Educator | Haylock P.J.,Schreiner University
Seminars in Oncology Nursing | Year: 2015

Objectives: To review the status of cancer survivorship care planning and delivery, resources and tools available to advance care, and explore professional nursing's potential to affect the quality of care available to cancer survivors. Data Sources: Published peer reviewed literature, web-based resources, and cancer-related professional organizations' resources. Conclusion: The population of cancer survivors is characterized as "booming," and available resources are also booming. Professionals involved in planning and delivering cancer survivorship care have access to tested tools, resources, information, and data useful for programmatic strategic planning and individualized survivor care plans. There are significant challenges to implementation, but there are also hopeful indicators that holistic care and services can be both cost-effective and used to improve care and quality of life for survivors. Implications for Nursing Practice: Nurses have significant roles in the planning and delivery of survivorship care. There are as yet no clearly defined pathways, guidelines, and standard metrics that reflect the value of these nursing roles, though there are interesting and intriguing early indicators of value that should stimulate the imagination of oncology nurses regardless of care setting, geographic location, and population to be served. © 2015 Elsevier Inc.


Bernard B.P.,Schreiner University | Arvidsson K.,Schreiner University
Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference | Year: 2015

By applying an excitation dependent, on-site restoring force to oscillators in a uniform one-dimensional chain with nearest neighbor coupling, this paper demonstrates the feasibility of reversible passive bandgap reconfiguration. Waveguide devices are most commonly tuned using active controls, component replacement, or by manually varying design parameters. Recent studies on wave propagation have pursued passive controls, where high amplitude environmental excitation triggers a potential well escape in an asymmetric, bi-stable system, automatically changing its linear spectra without user interaction. Current designs, however, do not return to their initial state upon later excitation amplitude reduction, instead requiring manual reset for continued operation. In order to allow fully autonomous function, a passively reconfigurable system must also be designed to return to its low amplitude state after environmental excitation amplitude decreases. This paper proposes a system in which reversible bifurcations are observed by introducing an excitation dependent on-site stiffness. Instead of a fixed, bi-stable potential energy curve, the oscillators have a single mono-stable curve at low energy levels and a different mono-stable curve with its own distinct linear spectrum at high energy levels. Numerical simulations are provided to demonstrate system transitions from propagation zone to attenuation zone behavior, and back, when subjected to increasing and decreasing excitation amplitudes. Copyright © 2015 by ASME.


Feltz A.,Schreiner University
Journal of Consciousness Studies | Year: 2012

We present evidence indicating new individual differences with people's intuitions about the relation of determinism to freedom and moral responsibility. We analysed participants' written explanations of why a person acted. Participants offered one of either 'decision' or 'causal' based explanations of behaviours in some paradigmatic cases. Those who gave causal explanations tended to have more incompatibilist intuitions than those who gave decision explanations. Importantly, the affective content of a scenario influenced the type of explanation given. Scenarios containing highly affective actions (e.g. murder) tended to generate more decision explanations than scenarios with low affective content (e.g. cheating on taxes). These results give important clues about the proximal processes generating some intuitions about free will and moral responsibility. © Imprint Academic 2011.

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