Collegedale, TN, United States
Collegedale, TN, United States

Southern Adventist University is a Seventh-day Adventist college in Collegedale, Tennessee, owned and operated by the Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. U.S. News & World Report categorizes it as a Southern Regional College, and the magazine has consistently ranked it as one of the top-tier schools in that category. Southern Adventist University occupies a 1,000 acres campus in a rural setting in the Tennessee River Valley.It was founded in 1892 in Graysville, Tennessee, as Graysville Academy and was the first Adventist school in the southern U.S. Due to the need for additional space for expansion the school relocated in 1916 and was renamed Southern Junior College. In 1944 Southern began awarding baccalaureate degrees and was renamed Southern Missionary College. In 1996 the institution started conferring Masters degrees and adopted its current name.Southern offers associate, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. It is accredited by multiple organizations including the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Its Institute of Archaeology offers an undergraduate degree in biblical archaeology; Southern is one of only two schools which offer the degree. It is known for its emphasis on Adventist beliefs and conservative religious and social practices, and is considered the most conservative of the Seventh-day Adventist schools in North America. The college operates a radio station , a health food store and a wellness center. Enrollment was 3,053 students in 2010, its highest level to date. Wikipedia.

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Hefferlin R.,Southern Adventist University | Sackett J.,Southern Adventist University | Tatum J.,University of Victoria
International Journal of Quantum Chemistry | Year: 2013

Franck-Condon factors are investigated for sequences of free main-group diatomic molecules. Theory-based Condon loci (parabolas) and Morse-potential loci are plotted on Deslandres tables to verify if they, indeed, follow the largest Franck-Condon factors. Then, the inclination angles of the Condon loci are determined. Thus, entire band systems are quantified by one variable, the angle. For all available isoelectronic sequences, this angle increases from a central minimum toward magic-number molecular boundaries. The theory for the Condon locus gives the angle in terms of the ratio of the upper-state to the lower-state force constants. It is concluded that the periodicity is caused due to the fact that this ratio becomes larger as rare-gas molecules are approached, a trend that probably points to the extreme cases of the rare-gas molecules themselves. Thus, molecular periodicity echoes atomic periodicity in that data plots have extrema at molecules with magic-number atoms, yet it does not echo the details of atomic periodicity in series between those molecules. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. A quantum mechanical understanding of molecular periodicity that has an atomic basis is highly desirable. This paper explores this question through specific studies of diatomic systems that successively approach the formation of a rare-gas molecule. The results indicate that molecules do indeed echo atomic periodicity, while basing this new understanding in more rigorous quantum mechanical terms. Open problems in obtaining a complete set of upper and ground state configurations of main-group diatomics remain. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

News Article | November 30, 2016

Leading higher education information and resource provider has released its list of the Best Schools with Online Nurse Practitioner Programs in the U.S. for 2016-2017. The ranking cites the top 50 colleges and universities for online nurse practitioner students based on an in-depth cost and quality comparison. Highest scores were awarded to Stony Brook University, University of Cincinnati, Ball State University, University of St. Francis and Northern Arizona University. "The U.S. Department of Labor predicts Practitioners to be among of the most in-demand nursing positions in the nation through 20214,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of “Aspiring students will find the schools on our list offer the flexibility of an online education with exceptional overall quality and value compared to other nursing programs around the country.” To qualify for a spot on’s rankings, schools to meet several minimum requirements. Each college cited is institutionally accredited and holds public or private not-for-profit standing. To maintain affordability standards, requires schools to offer in-state tuition rates below $25,000 per year. Each qualifying school is scored based on a comparison of more than a dozen qualitative and quantitative statistics, including financial aid offerings and graduation rates by school. All eligible school scores are compared to determine the final top 50 list. For complete details on the data and methodology used to score each school and a full list of ranking colleges, visit: Top 50 Online Nurse Practitioner Programs in the Nation for 2016-2017: Ball State University Clarkson College Columbus State University Concordia University - Wisconsin Duquesne University East Tennessee State University Fitchburg State University Gardner-Webb University Georgia College and State University Graceland University - Lamoni Indiana State University Indiana University-Purdue University - Indianapolis Indiana Wesleyan University Loyola University New Orleans Maryville University of Saint Louis McNeese State University Michigan State University New Mexico State University - Main Campus Northern Arizona University Saint Joseph's College of Maine Samford University Seton Hall University Southern Adventist University Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville Stony Brook University The University of Alabama The University of Texas Medical Branch University of Alabama in Huntsville University of Arizona University of Arkansas University of Central Florida University of Central Missouri University of Cincinnati - Main Campus University of Colorado, Colorado Springs University of Detroit Mercy University of Hawaii at Manoa University of Indianapolis University of Louisiana at Lafayette University of Massachusetts - Amherst University of Memphis University of North Dakota University of Northern Colorado University of South Alabama University of Southern Indiana University of St. Francis West Virginia University Western Carolina University Western Kentucky University Winona State University Wright State University - Main Campus 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 11, 2016

A leading online higher education resource provider has released the names of the Best Online Colleges in Tennessee for 2016-2017. pinpointed 27 two- and four-year schools across Tennessee who offer the best combination of value and flexibility in online learning, with University of Memphis, Lee University, Bethel University, Cumberland University and Tennessee State University scoring highest among four-year schools and Cleveland State Community College, Volunteer State Community College, Chattanooga State Community College, Motlow State Community College and Columbia State Community College scoring highest among two-year schools. "Undergraduate e-learning programs make up more than 15 percent of all undergraduate instruction at four-year public colleges in Tennessee, and more than 25 percent at two-year public colleges,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of "Our lists highlights schools that are helping to maximize student success with e-learning programs, specifically those focusing on maintaining affordability and quality standards while giving students more flexible learning paths.” Schools qualify for a spot on the Best Online Colleges in Tennessee only if they meet the base criteria set by Each must be an accredited institution that holds public or private not-for-profit status. Each college is also required to meet affordability standards; in-state tuition may not exceed more than $5,000 annually at two-year schools and $25,000 annually at four-year schools to qualify. Colleges meeting these criteria points are then scored and ranked based on a comparison of more than a dozen unique statistics, including variety of online programs, graduation rates and more. Complete details on the information and methodology used to determine the Best Online Colleges in Tennessee can be found at the link below, along with more specific information on each school’s score and rank: A full list of the Best Two-Year Online Colleges in Tennessee for 2016-2017: A full list of the Best Four-Year Online Colleges in Tennessee for 2016-2017: Austin Peay State University Bethel University Bryan College-Dayton Cumberland University East Tennessee State University Johnson University Lee University Southern Adventist University Tennessee State University Tennessee Technological University Tennessee Wesleyan College The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga The University of Tennessee - Knoxville The University of Tennessee - Martin Trevecca Nazarene University University of Memphis Welch College 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.

Suzuki A.T.,São Paulo State University | Suzuki A.T.,Southern Adventist University | Sales J.H.,University Estadual Of Santa Cruz | Soriano L.A.,São Paulo State University
Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology | Year: 2013

We consider in this work the electromagnetic current for a system composed of two charged bosons and show that it has a structure of many bodies even in the impulse approximation, when described in the light-front time x+. In terms of the two-body component for the bound state, the current contains two-body operators. We consider the photon interacting with two bosons and the process of pair creation connected to this interaction, interpreting it as a zero mode contribution to the current and discuss the consequences of this pair creation to the components of currents in the light front. © 2013 American Physical Society.

Gupta S.,University of Texas Medical Branch | Silva T.S.,University of Texas Medical Branch | Silva T.S.,Southern Adventist University | Osizugbo J.E.,University of Texas Medical Branch | And 4 more authors.
Infection and Immunity | Year: 2014

Chagas disease is endemic in Latin America and an emerging infectious disease in the United States. No effective treatments are available. The TcG1, TcG2, and TcG4 antigens are highly conserved in clinically relevant Trypanosoma cruzi isolates and are recognized by B and T cells in infected hosts. Delivery of these antigens as a DNA prime/protein boost vaccine (TcVac2) elicited lytic antibodies and type 1 CD8+ T cells that expanded upon challenge infection and provided >90% control of parasite burden and myocarditis in chagasic mice. Here we determined if peripheral blood can be utilized to capture the TcVac2-induced protection from Chagas disease. We evaluated the serum levels of T. cruzi kinetoplast DNA (TckDNA), T. cruzi 18S ribosomal DNA (Tc18SrDNA), and murine mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) as indicators of parasite persistence and tissue damage and monitored the effect of sera on macrophage phenotype. Circulating TckDNA/Tc18SrDNA and mtDNA were decreased by >3- to 5-fold and 2-fold, respectively, in vaccinated infected mice compared to nonvaccinated infected mice. Macrophages incubated with sera from vaccinated infected mice exhibited M2 surface markers (CD16, CD32, CD200, and CD206), moderate proliferation, a low oxidative/nitrosative burst, and a regulatory/anti-inflammatory cytokine response (interleukin-4 [IL-4] plus IL-10 > tumor necrosis factor alpha [TNF-α]). In comparison, macrophages incubated with sera from nonvaccinated infected mice exhibited M1 surface markers, vigorous proliferation, a substantial oxidative/nitrosative burst, and a proinflammatory cytokine response (TNF-α»IL-4 plus IL-10). Cardiac infiltration of macrophages and TNF-α and oxidant levels were significantly reduced in TcVac2-immunized chagasic mice. We conclude that circulating TcDNA and mtDNA levels and macrophage phenotype mediated by serum constituents reflect in vivo levels of parasite persistence, tissue damage, and inflammatory/anti-inflammatory state and have potential utility in evaluating disease severity and efficacy of vaccines and drug therapies. © 2014, American Society for Microbiology.

Garfinkel Y.,Hebrew University of Jerusalem | Streit K.,Hebrew University of Jerusalem | Ganor S.,Israel Antiquities Authority | Hasel M.G.,Southern Adventist University
Radiocarbon | Year: 2012

During the past 30 yr, the biblical narrative relating to the establishment of a kingdom in Judah has been much debated. Were David and Solomon historical rulers of an urbanized state-level society in the early 10th century BC, or was this level of social development reached only at the end of the 8th century BC, 300 yr later? Recent excavations at Khirbet Qeiyafa, the first early Judean city to be dated by radiocarbon, clearly indicate a well-planned, fortified city in Judah as early as the late 11th to early 10th centuries BC. This new data has far-reaching implications for archaeology, history, and biblical studies. © 2012 by the Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona.

Hefferlin R.,Southern Adventist University
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer | Year: 2010

Least-squares forecasts for vibration frequencies of diatomic molecules, most with 10-12 valence electrons, are combined with those obtained from neural networks, both trained on critical data. It is required that the standard deviation bounds of the one prediction lie within the bounds of the other; this requirement results in 69 molecules, 50 of which may not have been studied before. The composite standard deviations of the composite predictions average 5.9%, so there is a 68% chance that each of these 50 predictions will prove to be within 5.9% of its ultimately correct value. As a test, 28 literature values, for 12 of the molecules, were found; of these 28 values, 78.6% fall between the lower and upper composite standard deviation limits. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Neufeld J.E.,Southern Adventist University | Hall T.S.,Southern Adventist University
Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems | Year: 2010

Development of autonomic chess-playing robots creates several interesting computer vision problems, including plane calibration and object recognition. Various solutions have been attempted, but most either require a modified chess set or place unreasonable constraints on board conditions and camera angles. A more general solution uses computer vision to automatically determine arbitrary chessboard location and identify chessmen on a standard, unmodified chess set. Although much work has been devoted to probabilistic image recognition in general, this paper presents a novel solution to the specific chessboard location problem that is accurate, less restrictive, and relatively time efficient. © 2010 IEEE.

Suzuki A.T.,Southern Adventist University | Suzuki A.T.,São Paulo State University
Canadian Journal of Physics | Year: 2014

Different mathematical methods have been applied to obtain the analytic result for the massless triangle Feynman diagram yielding a sum of four linearly independent (LI) hypergeometric functions of two variables F4. This result is not physically acceptable when it is embedded in higher loops, because all four hypergeometric functions in the triangle result have the same region of convergence and further integration means going outside those regions of convergence. We could go outside those regions by using the well-known analytic continuation formulas obeyed by the F4, but there are at least two ways we can do this. Which is the correct one? Whichever continuation one uses, it reduces a number of F4 from four to three. This reduction in the number of hypergeometric functions can be understood by taking into account the fundamental physical constraint imposed by the conservation of momenta flowing along the three legs of the diagram. With this, the number of overall LI functions that enter the most general solution must reduce accordingly. It remains to determine which set of three LI solutions needs to be taken. To determine the exact structure and content of the analytic solution for the three-point function that can be embedded in higher loops, we use the analogy that exists between Feynman diagrams and electric circuit networks, in which the electric current flowing in the network plays the role of the momentum flowing in the lines of a Feynman diagram. This analogy is employed to define exactly which three out of the four hypergeometric functions are relevant to the analytic solution for the Feynman diagram. The analogy is built based on the equivalence between electric resistance circuit networks of types Y and Δ in which flows a conserved current. The equivalence is established via the theorem of minimum energy dissipation within circuits having these structures.

Hefferlin R.,Southern Adventist University | Barrow J.,Southern Adventist University
Journal of Physics: Conference Series | Year: 2014

More and more cold interstellar molecules are being discovered, the majority of them being organic. Perhaps it is time to consider the numerous small molecules that also await observation. We report progress in tabulating symmetric-stretch vibration frequencies for neutral main-group ground-state triatomic molecules, formed from period-2 atoms, which are not yet studied. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.

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