Collegedale, TN, United States

Southern Adventist University

www.southern.edu
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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News Article | April 17, 2017
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LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has selected the best universities and colleges in Tennessee for 2017. Based on an analysis of government-backed data, 37 four-year schools made the list, with Vanderbilt University, Lipscomb University, Christian Brothers University, Aquinas College and Union University earning highest overall scores. 15 two-year schools also made the list, with Chattanooga State Community College, Nashville State Community College, Dyersburg State Community College, Roane State Community College and Volunteer State Community College ranked as the best five. A full list of winning schools is included below. “Projections show Tennessee’s job market will continue to grow for the foreseeable future, which is great news for people interested in earning a degree,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.Org. “The schools on our list have demonstrated their value to students who want to enter the workforce well-prepared by providing the high-level education, career and employment resources that lead to post-college success.” To be included on Tennessee’s “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also appraised on additional data that includes annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, employment and academic services offered, student/teacher ratio, graduation rate and the availability of financial aid. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Tennessee” list, visit: Tennessee’s Best Four-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Aquinas College Austin Peay State University Belmont University Bethel University Bryan College-Dayton Carson-Newman University Christian Brothers University Cumberland University East Tennessee State University Fisk University Freed-Hardeman University Johnson University King University Lane College Le Moyne-Owen College Lee University Lincoln Memorial University Lipscomb University Martin Methodist College Maryville College Middle Tennessee State University Milligan College Rhodes College Sewanee-The University of the South 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 Tusculum College Union University University of Memphis Vanderbilt University Welch College Tennessee’s Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Chattanooga State Community College Cleveland State Community College Columbia State Community College Dyersburg State Community College Jackson State Community College Motlow State Community College Nashville State Community College Northeast State Community College Pellissippi State Community College Remington College-Nashville Campus Roane State Community College Southwest Tennessee Community College Volunteer State Community College Walters State Community College William Moore College of Technology ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.


News Article | April 19, 2017
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, released its list of the best colleges and universities with online programs in Tennessee for 2017. Of the 23 four-year schools that qualified for the list, Vanderbilt University, The University of Tennessee—Knoxville, Carson-Newman University, Union University and University of Memphis came in as the top five. 10 two-year colleges were also honored; Chattanooga State Community College, Roane State Community College, Walters State Community College, Nashville State Community College and Pellissippi State Community College were the top five schools. “These Tennessee colleges and universities have demonstrated their value to non-traditional students by providing high-quality, accredited online programs,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “In addition to outstanding educational options, these schools also offer excellent academic resources to better help their online students succeed.” To earn a spot on the Community for Accredited Online Schools list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also evaluated based on government-sourced metrics that include graduation rates, the availability of academic and student services, financial aid opportunities and student/teacher ratios. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: The Best Online Four-Year Schools in Tennessee for 2017 include the following: Austin Peay State University Bethel University Bryan College-Dayton Carson-Newman University Cumberland University East Tennessee State University Freed-Hardeman University Johnson University King University Lee University Milligan College Southern Adventist University Tennessee State University Tennessee Technological University Tennessee Wesleyan College The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga The University of Tennessee-Knoxville Trevecca Nazarene University Union University University of Memphis University of Tennessee Martin Vanderbilt University Welch College The Best Online Two-Year Schools in Tennessee for 2017 include the following: Chattanooga State Community College Cleveland State Community College Columbia State Community College Motlow State Community College Nashville State Community College Northeast State Community College Pellissippi State Community College Roane State Community College Volunteer State Community College Walters State Community 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.


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
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Leading higher education information and resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org 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 AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “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 AffordableCollegesOnline.org’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, AffordableCollegesOnline.org 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 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 11, 2016
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A leading online higher education resource provider has released the names of the Best Online Colleges in Tennessee for 2016-2017. AffordableCollegesOnline.org 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 AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "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 AffordableCollegesOnline.org. 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 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.


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.

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