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Shawnee State University is a public university in southern Ohio. It is Ohio's newest state-supported university and lies on the north bank of the Ohio River in the city of Portsmouth in Scioto County.Shawnee State University was established in 1986. The late Vernal Riffe Jr., the former Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, sponsored House Bill 739 authorizing the university, which became law on July 2, 1986. Vernal G. Riffe also endowed funding for a state of the art "Center for the Arts," which was named The Vern Riffe Center for the Arts in his honor.SSU has a low student/faculty ratio of 18:1, and provides more than $1.5 million in scholarships. In the 2008–09 academic year, enrollment reached 4,300 students. Wikipedia.

Hamilton T.S.,Shawnee State University
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society | Year: 2010

The dichotomy between radio-loud and radio-quiet quasi-stellar objects (QSOs) is not simply one of host morphology. While spiral galaxies almost exclusively host radio-quiet QSOs, ellipticals can host either radio-louds or radio-quiets. We find that a combination of accretion rate and host scale determines which type of QSO a given elliptical galaxy will host. QSOs with high X-ray luminosities (above 1044.5 erg s-1 at 0.5 keV) are mostly radio-loud. But those with low luminosities divide fairly neatly in size (measured by the half-light radius, re). Those larger than about 10 kpc are radio-loud, while smaller ones are radio-quiet. It has recently been found that core and coreless ellipticals are also divided near this limit. This implies that for lowluminosity QSOs, radio-louds are found in core ellipticals, while radio-quiets are in coreless ellipticals and spirals. This segregation also shows up strongly for low-redshift objects and, in general, there is a loss over time of coreless, radio-loud QSOs. Since the presence or absence of a core may be tied to the galactic merger history, we have an evolutionary explanation for the differences between radio-loud and radio-quiet QSOs. © 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation. © 2010 RAS.

Li J.,Shawnee State University
International Game Theory Review | Year: 2015

A noncooperative game is said to be nonmonetized if the ranges of the utilities (payoffs) of the players are preordered sets. In this paper, we examine some nonmonetized noncooperative games in which both of the collection of strategies and the ranges of the utilities for the players are preordered sets. Then, we spread the concept of extended Nash equilibria of noncooperative games from posets to preordered sets. By applying some fixed point theorems on preordered sets and by using the order preserving property of the utilities, we prove an existence theorem of extended Nash equilibria for nonmonetized noncooperative games. © 2015 World Scientific Publishing Company.

Zhang C.,Nanjing University of Finance and Economics | Li J.,Shawnee State University | Liu B.,Nanjing Normal University
Computers and Mathematics with Applications | Year: 2011

The purpose of the paper is to introduce modified Halpern and Ishikawa iteration for finding a common element of the set of fixed points of a relatively nonexpansive mapping and the set of solutions of an equilibrium problem in Banach spaces. We also consider two strong convergence theorems for relatively nonexpansive mappings with some proper restriction. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Teitelman J.,Virginia Commonwealth University | Raber C.,Shawnee State University | Watts J.,Virginia Commonwealth University
Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics | Year: 2010

A key element in persons with dementia's occupational engagement is the degree to which the social environment supports participation. This article summarizes the results of a qualitative study of eight assisted living facility residents, that explored volition in persons with moderate dementia. Extensive interviewing and observation were followed by the primary researcher's engagement and documentation of each resident in therapeutic activity sessions. Data were analyzed using van Manen's phenomenological approach, and three themes emerged. One, potency of the social environment, is the focus of this article. From the eight participants, two case studies are presented, one demonstrating the positive impact of therapeutic communication and social support on volitional behavior and occupational engagement and the other demonstrating the inhibiting effect of lack of therapeutic social interaction. Each case is analyzed using Epp's (2003, Person-centred dementia care: A vision to be refined. The Canadian Alzheimer's Disease Review, 14-18) Person-Centered Care model techniques and interaction modes recommended by Taylor's (2008, The intentional relationship: Occupational therapy and use of self. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.) Intentional Relationship Model. The article concludes with recommendations for promoting positive social interactions at the client, staff/family, and systems levels. © 2010 Informa Healthcare USA, Inc.

Scurlock D.,Shawnee State University
Occupational Therapy in Health Care | Year: 2015

The goal of this pilot study was to ascertain the effectiveness of an occupation-based after-school program for improving self-concept in children, ages five through eight. Fifty-four randomly selected children ages five through eight from two schools (one being the control group) with similar socioeconomic status along the Ohio River were involved in this research study. The Pictorial Scale of Perceived Competence and Social Acceptance for Young Children (PCSA; Harter & Pike, 1984) was administered to all participants (N = 54), four subtests were analyzed: cognitive competence, social competence with peers, physical competence in sports, and maternal acceptance. The experimental group (n = 25) attended occupation-based groups two times a week after school. The control group (n = 29) did not participate in an after-school program. Data from pre-test and post-test were analyzed using a t-test. Findings demonstrated that the experimental group improved their self-concept scores when compared to the control group in the areas of peer acceptance and cognitive competence. This would offer tentative evidence that an after-school program directed by occupational therapists that is designed to improve self-concept may be successful. © 2015 Informa Healthcare USA, Inc.

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