The University of Wisconsin–Parkside is a four-year public university located in Somers, Wisconsin, between the cities of Kenosha and Racine. Part of the University of Wisconsin System, the school has 4,769 students and 125 full-time faculty. The university offers 33 undergraduate majors and 3 master's degrees in 22 academic departments. UW-Parkside is one of two universities in the UW System not named for the city in which it is located, the other being UW-Stout.UW–Parkside is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II for athletics. The athletics teams are nicknamed the Rangers and wear forest green, black, and white. Wikipedia.
News Article | April 20, 2017
In yet another manifestation of the warming induced by climate change, the overnight disappearance of a river in North Canada has been reported in a study. The phenomenon, known as river piracy, has been attributed to global warming caused by the rapid rise of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere and the consequent heating up caused by the trapped gasses such as carbon dioxide and methane. The Slim River's piracy was the first ever case in modern times. The vanishing act of the Canadian river spotted in May 2016 was a stark example of climate change affecting glaciers, impacting bodies of water and the communities depending on it. The study highlights the rapid retreat of the flow of water from the Kaskawulsh Glacier in Canada's Yukon territory. River Piracy, one river capturing the flow of another river, normally takes thousands of years to establish. In northern Canada, however, river piracy has happened in a short span of a few days in 2016. "Nobody to our knowledge has documented it happening in our lifetimes," commented Daniel Shugar, co-author and an academic with the University of Washington. The meltwater emanating from the Kaskawulsh Glacier normally flows to the Bering Sea to the north through the Slims and Yukon Rivers, according to the study. However, a rapidly thinning glacier abetted by global warming pushed the water to the south and to the Pacific Ocean. The trigger was the unusually warm spring in 2016 that caused the melting of waters cutting a canyon through the ice and diverting the water into the Alsek River flowing to the south and to Pacific. That made the headwaters bound for the north going to the south. "For the last 300 years, Slims River flowed out to the Bering Sea, and the smaller Kaskawulsh River flowed to the Gulf of Alaska. What we found was the glacial lake that fed Slims River had actually changed its outlet," noted Shugar. In the Slims River piracy case, the drainage shifted overnight and showed how the heating of the atmosphere by fossil-fuel emissions has driven up the river's dramatic disappearance. "To me, it is kind of a metaphor for what can happen with sudden change induced by climate," said John Clague, a chair in natural hazard research at Simon Fraser University and a co-author of the report. The incident is also a wake-up call to all and a caution to the thinking that climate change is a slow and gradual process. The vanishing act of the river showed that the effects of climate change can be rapid and there will be drastic implications for the society. According to experts, river piracy or stream capture mainly happens from the tectonic motion of the Earth's crust. In the case of Slims River, the change came as a glacial dam and was a least anticipated shift. In a Nature Geoscience paper, Rachel M. Headley, the glacier expert at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, said this "unique impact of climate change" will be strewn with broad consequences. She said as the world warms, there will be more melting of glaciers. Populations relying on glacial meltwater will have to pay special attention to the emerging processes and consequences. © 2017 Tech Times, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
News Article | April 17, 2017
The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has determined the best online colleges and universities in Wisconsin for 2017. The list recognized 23 four-year schools, with University of Wisconsin Madison, Concordia University Wisconsin, Viterbo University, Marquette University and Edgewood University scoring as the top five schools. Of the 13 two-year colleges that also made the list, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Lakeshore Technical College, Fox Valley Technical College, Western Technical College and Mid-State Technical College were the top five. “The schools on our list offer outstanding online educational resources in the state of Wisconsin,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “These certificate and degree programs offer online students the same high-quality education as traditional students, with the added bonus of flexibility that online education provides.” To earn a position on Wisconsin’s “Best Online Schools” list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also evaluated based on additional metrics which include financial aid availability, student services, academic counseling resources, student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: Wisconsin’s Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Cardinal Stritch University Concordia University-Wisconsin Edgewood College Lakeland College Maranatha Baptist University Marian University Marquette University Ottawa University - Wisconsin University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire University of Wisconsin-Green Bay University of Wisconsin-La Crosse University of Wisconsin-Madison University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh University of Wisconsin-Parkside University of Wisconsin-Platteville University of Wisconsin-River Falls University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point University of Wisconsin-Stout University of Wisconsin-Superior University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Viterbo University Wisconsin Lutheran College Wisconsin’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Fox Valley Technical College Gateway Technical College Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College Lakeshore Technical College Mid-State Technical College Milwaukee Area Technical College Moraine Park Technical College Nicolet College Northcentral Technical College Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Western Technical College Wisconsin Indianhead 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.
News Article | April 17, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has ranked the best colleges in Wisconsin for 2017. Of the 35 four-year schools who made the list, University of Wisconsin Madison, Marquette University, Saint Norbert College, Viterbo University and Lawrence University ranked the highest. 16 two-year schools also made the list; Chippewa Valley Technical College, Mid-State Technical College, Fox Valley Technical College, Lakeshore Technical College and Western Technical College were determined to be the best five. A full list of all schools is included below. “Strong economic benefits can come from having a highly-educated workforce,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.Org. “These Wisconsin schools not only offer quality degree programs that show the value of higher education, they also have demonstrated a commitment to ensuring their students’ post-college success.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Wisconsin” 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, career counseling services, student/teacher ratio, availability of financial aid and graduation rate. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Wisconsin” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in Wisconsin for 2017 include: Alverno College Beloit College Cardinal Stritch University Carroll University Carthage College Concordia University-Wisconsin Edgewood College Lakeland College Lawrence University Maranatha Baptist University Marian University Marquette University Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Milwaukee School of Engineering Mount Mary University Northland College Ottawa University-Milwaukee Ripon College Saint Norbert College Silver Lake College of the Holy Family University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire University of Wisconsin-Green Bay University of Wisconsin-La Crosse University of Wisconsin-Madison University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh University of Wisconsin-Parkside University of Wisconsin-Platteville University of Wisconsin-River Falls University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point University of Wisconsin-Stout University of Wisconsin-Superior University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Viterbo University Wisconsin Lutheran College The Best Two-Year Colleges in Wisconsin for 2017 include: Blackhawk Technical College Chippewa Valley Technical College Fox Valley Technical College Gateway Technical College Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College Lakeshore Technical College Mid-State Technical College Milwaukee Area Technical College Moraine Park Technical College Nicolet College Northcentral Technical College Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Waukesha County Technical College Western Technical College Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College 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 | October 28, 2016
A list of Wisconsin’s Best Online Colleges has been released by leading higher education and student resource site AffordableCollegesOnline.org. Collecting data on both two-year and four-year schools, the site scored and ranked colleges based on more than a dozen qualitative and quantitative metrics, with the following colleges receiving top marks: Viterbo University, University of Wisconsin Superior, University of Wisconsin Stout, Lakeland College and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh for four-year schools; Lakeshore Technical College, Fox Valley Technical College, Moraine Park Technical College, Western Technical College and Gateway Technical College for two-year schools. "The number of people in Wisconsin with an associate degree or higher has steadily been increasing over the past two decades,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "As more and more people seek degrees they also seek more flexible learning options. The schools on this list are providing quality degree programs in an online format, giving more students the ability to access higher education.” In order to land a spot on the Best Online Colleges in Wisconsin list, AffordableCollegesOnline.org requires schools to meet certain standards. All colleges must be regionally accredited and hold public or private not-for-profit status. Limits are also set on tuition costs to maintain affordability standards—only two-year schools offering in-state tuition under $5,000 annually were considered, while only four-year schools offering in-state tuition under $25,000 annually were considered. Scores and specific ranks for each school were also determined by a variety of factors most important to students, including graduation rates and financial aid offerings. The list below includes each school on the Best Online Colleges in Wisconsin ranking for 2016-2017. To learn more about specific rankings, data and methodology used to determine school scores visit the following link: The following schools are recognized as the Best Two-Year Online Colleges in Wisconsin for 2016-2017: The following schools are recognized as the Best Four-Year Online Colleges in Wisconsin for 2016-2017: Lakeland College Maranatha Baptist University Ottawa University-Milwaukee University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire University of Wisconsin - Green Bay University of Wisconsin - La Crosse University of Wisconsin - Madison University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh University of Wisconsin - Parkside University of Wisconsin - Platteville University of Wisconsin - River Falls University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point University of Wisconsin - Stout University of Wisconsin - Superior University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Viterbo 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 28, 2017
WEST FARGO, N.D., Feb. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ:TITN) announced today that it has elected Stan Erickson and John Henderson, to its Board of Directors. Messrs. Erickson and Henderson’s respective terms on the Board of Directors will each begin March 1, 2017. With the election of Messrs. Erickson and Henderson, the Board will now consists of eight directors, including six independent directors. “We are pleased that Stan and John have each accepted the invitation to join our Board of Directors,” said David Meyer, Titan Machinery’s Board Chair and CEO. “Stan and John have each enjoyed a long and distinguished business career, and we believe that the Board and Titan Machinery will benefit from their experience and perspectives.” Mr. Erickson currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Capital, Inc., which provides capital and investment services. Mr. Erickson co-founded Liberty Capital in 2013 after retiring from a 32-year distinguished career at ZieglerCat Inc., which is one of the largest Caterpillar dealers in the United States. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Erickson most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer of ZieglerCat. Mr. Erickson currently serves on the board of directors of Electromed, Inc. (NYSEMKT:ELMD), where he serves as chair of the audit committee and a member of the nominating and governance committee. Mr. Erickson is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, earned a B.S. from the University of Minnesota, has a CPA certification and began his business career as an auditor and tax professional. Mr. Henderson is a seasoned business executive with over 25 years of experience, including over 20 years as an executive at CNH Industrial. From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Henderson served as Executive Chairman and President of Oncore Manufacturing, LLC, which was a privately-held, high mix electronic manufacturing services provider for the industrial, medical and aerospace industry, where he led the turnaround and eventual sale of company. Prior to his position at Oncore, Mr. Henderson was an executive with The GSI Group, LLC, which produces grain storage and protein production systems, where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2010 to 2012 and as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2006 to 2010. Prior to joining The GSI Group, Mr. Henderson spent over 20 years at CNH, serving in a variety of leadership positions. Ultimately, from 2003 to 2006, Mr. Henderson served as Vice President and Controller of CNH’s North America and ANZ Agricultural Business. Mr. Henderson earned a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and an M.B.A. from Marquette University. Titan Machinery Inc., founded in 1980 and headquartered in West Fargo, North Dakota owns and operates a network of full service agricultural and construction equipment dealer locations in North America and Europe. The network consists of US locations in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico and European locations in Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Ukraine. The Titan Machinery locations represent one or more of the CNH Industrial Brands, including Case IH, New Holland Agriculture, Case Construction, New Holland Construction, and CNH Industrial Capital. Additional information about Titan Machinery Inc. can be found at www.titanmachinery.com.
Dang L.X.,Pacific Northwest National Laboratory |
Chang T.-M.,University of Wisconsin - Parkside
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters | Year: 2012
Room-temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) have been shown to be versatile and tunable solvents that can be used in many chemical applications. In this Perspective, we developed a dynamic, molecular-scale picture of the gas dissolution and interfacial processes in RTILs using molecular simulations. These simulations can provide the free energies associated with transporting a gas solute across various RTIL interfaces and physical insights into the interfacial properties and transport molecular mechanism of gas sorption processes. For CO 2 sorption, the features in the potential of mean force (PMF) of CO 2 using both polarizable and nonpolarizable force fields are similar qualitatively. However, we observed some quantitative differences, and we describe the causes of these differences in this paper. We also show the significant impact of ionic liquid chemical structures on the gas sorption process, and we discuss their influence on the H 2O transport mechanism. © 2011 American Chemical Society.
Riley D.,University of Wisconsin - Parkside
SIGCSE'12 - Proceedings of the 43rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education | Year: 2012
In this work an approach employing the Android mobile phone platform in an upper division computer science course to teach Java programming and other advanced computer science topics is presented. Mobile phones are growing influences in the computing market, but their strengths and popularity are rarely exploited in computer science classrooms. The aim of the course is to harness this enthusiasm to improve fluency in the Java language to afford an opportunity to learn how to work on large, complex projects and to enhance the students' preparedness for the job market. The ideas presented in this work could be adapted for improving learning in many courses across the computing curriculum. © 2012 ACM.
Pham D.Q.D.,University of Wisconsin - Parkside |
Winzerling J.J.,University of Arizona
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - General Subjects | Year: 2010
Insects transmit millions of cases of disease each year, and cost millions of dollars in agricultural losses. The control of insect-borne diseases is vital for numerous developing countries, and the management of agricultural insect pests is a very serious business for developed countries. Control methods should target insect-specific traits in order to avoid non-target effects, especially in mammals. Since insect cells have had a billion years of evolutionary divergence from those of vertebrates, they differ in many ways that might be promising for the insect control field-especially, in iron metabolism because current studies have indicated that significant differences exist between insect and mammalian systems. Insect iron metabolism differs from that of vertebrates in the following respects. Insect ferritins have a heavier mass than mammalian ferritins. Unlike their mammalian counterparts, the insect ferritin subunits are often glycosylated and are synthesized with a signal peptide. The crystal structure of insect ferritin also shows a tetrahedral symmetry consisting of 12 heavy chain and 12 light chain subunits in contrast to that of mammalian ferritin that exhibits an octahedral symmetry made of 24 heavy chain and 24 light chain subunits. Insect ferritins associate primarily with the vacuolar system and serve as iron transporters-quite the opposite of the mammalian ferritins, which are mainly cytoplasmic and serve as iron storage proteins. This review will discuss these differences. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.