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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.

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.

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.

Lundquist M.J.,University of Wyoming | Kobulnicky H.A.,University of Wyoming | Kerton C.R.,Iowa State University | Arvidsson K.,Schreiner University
Astrophysical Journal | Year: 2015

We have conducted a 13CO survey of a sample of 128 infrared color-selected intermediate-mass star-forming region (IM SFR) candidates. We utilized the Onsala 20 m telescope to observe 13CO (1-0) toward 67 northern IM SFRs, used the 12 m Atacama Pathfinder Experiment telescope to observe 13CO (2-1) toward 22 southern IM SFRs, and incorporated an additional 39 sources from the Boston University Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory Galactic Ring Survey which observed 13CO (1-0). We detect 13CO (1-0) in 58 of the 67 northern sources and 13CO (2-1) in 20 of the 22 southern sources. The mean molecular column densities and 13CO linewidths in the inner Galaxy are higher by factors of 3.4 and 1.5, respectively, than the outer Galaxy. We attribute this difference to molecular clouds in the inner Galaxy being more massive and hosting star forming regions with higher luminosities on average than the outer Galaxy. IM SFRs have mean a molecular column density of 7.89 1021 cm-2, a factor of 3.1 lower than that for a sample of high-mass regions, and have a mean 13CO linewidth of 1.84 km s-1, a factor of 1.5 lower than that for high-mass regions. We demonstrate a correlation between 13CO linewidth and infrared luminosity as well as between molecular column density and infrared luminosity for the entire sample of intermediate-mass and high-mass regions. IM SFRs appear to form in distinctly lower-density environments with mean linewidths and beam-averaged column densities a factor of several lower than high-mass star-forming regions. © 2015. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Kerton C.R.,Iowa State University | Wolf-Chase G.,Adler Planetarium | Wolf-Chase G.,University of Chicago | Arvidsson K.,Schreiner University | And 2 more authors.
Astrophysical Journal | Year: 2015

Yellowballs are a collection of approximately 900 compact, infrared sources identified and named by volunteers participating in the Milky Way Project (MWP), a citizen science project that uses GLIMPSE/MIPSGAL images from Spitzer to explore topics related to Galactic star formation. In this paper, through a combination of catalog cross-matching and infrared color analysis, we show that yellowballs are a mix of compact star-forming regions, including ultra-compact and compact H ii regions, as well as analogous regions for less massive B-type stars. The resulting MWP yellowball catalog provides a useful complement to the Red MSX Source survey. It similarly highlights regions of massive star formation, but the selection of objects purely on the basis of their infrared morphology and color in Spitzer images identifies a signature of compact star-forming regions shared across a broad range of luminosities and, by inference, masses. We discuss the origin of their striking mid-infrared appearance and suggest that future studies of the yellowball sample will improve our understanding of how massive and intermediate-mass star-forming regions transition from compact to more extended bubble-like structures. © 2015. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

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