Rome, GA, United States
Rome, GA, United States

Shorter University is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university located in Rome, Georgia, United States. Founded in 1873, it is a Christian university historically affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention.Shorter offers undergraduate and graduate degrees through seven colleges and schools and has current enrollment of 3,500 traditional and non-traditional students. The 155-acre main academic and residential campus is located 72 miles northwest of Atlanta, Georgia in Rome. There are adult education and graduate programs at distance learning facilities in Duluth, North Atlanta, and Riverdale. In addition Shorter operates the Robert H. Ledbetter College of Business and the School of Nursing at off-campus facilities in the Rome area.Fielding athletic teams known as the Shorter Hawks, the university became a provisional member of NCAA Division II, and the Gulf South Conference in July, 2013. The official school and athletic colors are blue and white. The majority of Shorter's students are from Georgia, with only 6% of student enrollment coming from out-of-state and an additional 3% as international students. The university offers a large number of extracurricular activities to its students, including athletics, honor societies, clubs and student organizations, as well as fraternities and sororities. Wikipedia.


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Crosby M.K.,Shorter University | Self A.B.,Mississippi State University
Mathematical and Computational Forestry and Natural-Resource Sciences | Year: 2016

Successful afforestation of fields formerly used for agricultural production is dependent upon manageable seedling mortality rates. Animal herbivory can exacerbate mortality of planted seedlings beyond acceptable levels. A study conducted at a planted site in Desoto County, Mississippi, of 1,440 bare-root seedlings comprised of Nuttall oak (Quercus texana Buckley), Shumard oak (Quercus shumardii Buckley), and swamp chestnut oak (Quercus michauxii Nutt.) exhibited high levels of mortality as a result of herbivory by meadow voles (Microtus pinetorum LeConte) seven years after planting. Tree locations, according to planting, were analyzed using hot-spot (Getis-Ord Gi*) and cluster-outlier (Anselin Moran's I) analyses to determine if a spatial pattern exists for herbivory by meadow voles. Meadow voles accounted for 94 percent of the mortality on the planting site. A spatial relationship was determined for mortality caused by meadow vole herbivory, particularly for the Nuttall oak seedlings (i.e., cold spots). Overall, it was determined that meadow voles favored Nuttall oak seedlings throughout the planting area over Shumard and swamp chestnut oaks. Should animal herbivory lead to unacceptably high mortality for seedlings, this information will be useful to resource managers for the application of counter-measures to prevent increased mortality. & 2016 Publisher of the Mathematical and Computational Forestry & Natural-Resource Sciences.


News Article | November 29, 2016
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An in-depth analysis of college quality and cost by AffordableCollegesOnline.org has determined the Best Online Criminal Justice Programs in the U.S. for 2016-2017. The higher education information and resource provider compared hundreds of colleges and universities around the nation to determine the top 50 two-year and top 50 four-year schools with online criminal justice degree programs respectively, ranking Washburn University, Saint Leo University, Keiser University Fort Lauderdale, Siena Heights University and Tiffin University highest among four-year schools and East Mississippi Community College, Kansas City Kansas Community College, Holmes Community College, Yavapai College and College of the Ouachitas highest among two-year schools. "A criminal justice degree provides students opportunities to work in a variety of legal or protective service careers,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “Criminal justice students will not only find a flexible learning option in the schools on our list, but also exceptional overall value in terms of both cost and educational quality when it comes to earning a criminal justice degree online.” AffordableCollegesOnline.org requires schools to meet several minimum requirements to be eligible for placement on their rankings. Colleges must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions and must offer in-state tuition rates below $5,000 annually at two-year schools or below $25,000 annually at four-year schools. Qualifying schools are scored and ranked based on a comparison of more than a dozen qualitative and quantitative statistics, including financial aid offerings and graduation rates by school. More details on data and methodology used to rank each online criminal justice program and a complete list of schools and scores is available at: Two-year schools recognized as the Best for Online Criminal Justice in 2016-2017: Atlanta Technical College Barton County Community College Beaufort County Community College Central Georgia Technical College Central Texas College Clovis Community College Coastal Carolina Community College College of Southern Idaho College of the Ouachitas Craven Community College East Arkansas Community College East Mississippi Community College Eastern Arizona College Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus Fayetteville Technical Community College Forsyth Technical Community College Genesee Community College Georgia Piedmont Technical College Guilford Technical Community College Haywood Community College Holmes Community College Hutchinson Community College Itawamba Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College Madisonville Community College Mesa Community College Mohave Community College Montgomery Community College Mountain Empire Community College Navarro College Northeast Community College Northwest Mississippi Community College Ozarka College Pamlico Community College Rio Salado College Southeastern Illinois College Southeastern Technical College Southwest Virginia Community College Southwestern Community College Stanly Community College Tallahassee Community College Trinity Valley Community College Truckee Meadows Community College Tyler Junior College Vance-Granville Community College Wayne Community College Western Piedmont Community College Western Wyoming Community College Wilson Community College Yavapai College Four-year schools recognized as the Best for Online Criminal Justice in 2016-2017: Amridge University Arkansas State University - Main Campus Arkansas Tech University Ashland University Baker College Bellevue University Bethel University Campbellsville University Chaminade University of Honolulu Colorado Christian University Columbia College Concordia University - Saint Paul Drury University Eastern Kentucky University Fayetteville State University Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Hays State University Glenville State College Granite State College Hampton University Humphreys College-Stockton and Modesto Judson College Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale Liberty University McNeese State University Mercy College Mississippi College North Carolina Central University Saint Leo University Sam Houston State University Shorter University Siena Heights University Southwestern College SUNY College of Technology at Canton The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Tiffin University University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Arkansas at Little Rock University of Central Florida University of Central Missouri University of Great Falls University of Maine at Fort Kent University of Maryland - University College University of Massachusetts - Lowell University of the Cumberlands Washburn University Washington State University Western New Mexico University Wichita State University Wilmington University AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.


News Article | November 3, 2016
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A new list from leading higher education and online student resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org has ranked the Best Online Colleges in Georgia for 2016-2017. Comparing more than a dozen statistics on affordability and program variety, schools at the top of the list include Columbus State University, Brenau University, Shorter University, Albany State University and Truett-McConnell College among four-year institutions, and Atlanta Technical College, Augusta Technical College, Central Georgia Technical College, Georgia Piedmont Technical College and Wiregrass Georgia Technical College among two-year institutions. "Among large urban areas, Atlanta is 7th in the nation in college enrollment,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "More students are seeking the flexibility that online colleges in Georgia offer. This list highlights the schools offering the best combination of quality and value when it comes to online education.” There are specific qualifications schools must meet to make the Best Online Colleges in Georgia list. Only colleges and universities that are accredited are considered, and each must hold public or private not-for-profit standing. Cost and affordability minimums are also set; in-state tuition must fall under $5,000 annually for two-year institutions and under $25,000 annually for four-year institutions to qualify. Scoring for each school is determined by analysis of a variety of statistics, including financial aid availability and breadth of online program options. Find where each of Georgia’s Best Online Colleges ranks and learn more about the methodology used to compile each list at the link below: The following schools are recognized as the 2016-2017 Best Two-Year Online Colleges in Georgia: The following schools are recognized as the 2016-2017 Best Four-Year Online Colleges in Georgia: Albany State University Armstrong Atlantic State University Beulah Heights University Brenau University Clayton State University College of Coastal Georgia Columbus State University Dalton State College Fort Valley State University Georgia College and State University Georgia Regents University Georgia Southern University Kennesaw State University Luther Rice University & Seminary Middle Georgia State College Reinhardt University Shorter University Thomas University Toccoa Falls College Truett-McConnell College University of North Georgia University of West Georgia Valdosta State University AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.


News Article | February 24, 2017
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best colleges with online programs for 2017 in the state of Georgia. 29 of the state’s four-year schools made the list, with University of Georgia, Mercer University, Brenau University, Reinhardt University and Shorter University coming in as the highest scoring schools. 19 two-year schools were also included, with Central Georgia Technical College, Atlanta Technical College, Athens Technical College, Albany Technical College and Wiregrass Georgia Technical College earning the highest marks. “As more versatile options for education become available, more students enrolled in college programs in Georgia can earn certificates and degrees on their own schedule by choosing to study online,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “The accredited schools on our list all offer high-quality online programs for students who want to earn a degree remotely.” Colleges and universities on the Best Online Schools list must be an institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit and have at least one online certificate or degree program to qualify. Each college was also scored based on additional criteria that includes student/teacher ratios, post-graduation employment resources, graduation rate and financial aid availability. More than a dozen data points were used to create the list. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: Georgia’s Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Albany State University Armstrong Atlantic State University Augusta University Beulah Heights University Brenau University Clayton State University College of Coastal Georgia Columbus State University Dalton State College Fort Valley State University Georgia College and State University Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus Georgia Southern University Georgia Southwestern State University Kennesaw State University Kennesaw State University Luther Rice College & Seminary Mercer University Middle Georgia State University Reinhardt University Savannah College of Art and Design Shorter University Thomas University Toccoa Falls College Truett-McConnell College University of Georgia University of North Georgia University of West Georgia Valdosta State University Georgia’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Albany Technical College Athens Technical College Atlanta Technical College Augusta Technical College Central Georgia Technical College Chattahoochee Technical College Coastal Pines Technical College Columbus Technical College Georgia Military College Georgia Northwestern Technical College Georgia Perimeter College Georgia Piedmont Technical College Lanier Technical College Oconee Fall Line Technical College Ogeechee Technical College Southeastern Technical College Southern Regional Technical College West Georgia Technical College Wiregrass Georgia Technical 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.


Lu Q.,State University of New York at Stony Brook | Lu Q.,Shorter University | Nassar N.,State University of New York at Stony Brook | Wang J.,State University of New York at Stony Brook | Wang J.,CAS Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry
Chemical Physics Letters | Year: 2011

The hydrolysis by Ras plays pivotal roles in the activation of signaling pathways that lead to cell growth, proliferation, and differentiation. Despite their significant role in human cancer, the hydrolysis mechanism remains unclear. In the present Letter, we propose a GTP hydrolysis mechanism in which the γ phosphate is cut off primarily by magnesium ion. We studied both normal and mutated Ras and the cause of the malfunction of these mutants, compared the effect of Mg2+ and Mn2+. The simulation results are consistent with the experiments and support the new hydrolysis mechanism. This work will benefit both GTPases and ATPases hydrolysis studies. © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Forlemu N.Y.,University of North Dakota | Forlemu N.Y.,Shorter University | Njabon E.N.,University of North Dakota | Njabon E.N.,Upper Iowa University | And 4 more authors.
Proteins: Structure, Function and Bioinformatics | Year: 2011

The association of glycolytic enzymes with F-actin is proposed to be one mechanism by which these enzymes are compartmentalized, and, as a result, may possibly play important roles for: regulation of the glycolytic pathway, potential substrate channeling, and increasing glycolytic flux. Historically, in vitro experiments have shown that many enzyme/actin interactions are dependent on ionic strength. Herein, Brownian dynamics (BD) examines how ionic strength impacts the energetics of the association of F-actin with the glycolytic enzymes: lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH), fructose-1,6-bisphosphate aldolase (aldolase), and triose phosphate isomerase (TPI). The BD simulations are steered by electrostatics calculated by Poisson-Boltzmann theory. The BD results confirm experimental observations that the degree of association diminishes as ionic strength increases but also suggest that these interactions are significant, at physiological ionic strengths. Furthermore, BD agrees with experiments that muscle LDH, aldolase, and GAPDH interact significantly with F-actin whereas TPI does not. BD indicates similarities in binding regions for aldolase and LDH among the different species investigated. Furthermore, the residues responsible for salt bridge formation in stable complexes persist as ionic strength increases. This suggests the importance of the residues determined for these binary complexes and specificity of the interactions. That these interactions are conserved across species, and there appears to be a general trend among the enzymes, support the importance of these enzyme-F-actin interactions in creating initial complexes critical for compartmentation. © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.


Aebisher D.,Shorter University | Bartusik D.,Brooklyn College | Liu Y.,CUNY - College of Staten Island | Zhao Y.,CUNY - College of Staten Island | And 4 more authors.
Journal of the American Chemical Society | Year: 2013

We describe here a physical-organic study of the first triphasic superhydrophobic sensitizer for photooxidations in water droplets. Control of synthetic parameters enables the mechanistic study of "borderline" two- and three-phase superhydrophobic sensitizer surfaces where 1O2 is generated in compartments that are wetted, partially wetted, or remain dry in the plastron (i.e., air layer beneath the droplet). The superhydrophobic surface is synthesized by partially embedding silicon phthalocyanine (Pc) sensitizing particles to specific locations on polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) posts printed in a square array (1 mm tall posts on 0.5 mm pitch). In the presence of red light and oxygen, singlet oxygen is formed on the superhydrophobic surface and reacts with 9,10-anthracene dipropionate dianion (1) within a freestanding water droplet to produce an endoperoxide in 54-72% yields. Control of the 1O2 chemistry was achieved by the synthesis of superhydrophobic surfaces enriched with Pc particles either at the PDMS end-tips or at PDMS post bases. Much of the 1O 2 that reacts with anthracene 1 in the droplets was generated by the sensitizer "wetted" at the Pc particle/water droplet interface and gave the highest endoperoxide yields. About 20% of the 1O2 can be introduced into the droplet from the plastron. The results indicate that the superhydrophobic sensitizer surface offers a unique system to study 1O2 transfer routes where a balance of gas and liquid contributions of 1O2 is tunable within the same superhydrophobic surface. © 2013 American Chemical Society.

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