USI Online MSN Program Continues To Climb In U.S. News And World Report Rankings

first_imgThe University of Southern Indiana’s online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, offered through the College of Nursing and Health Professions, has been ranked 21st in the nation by U. S. News and World Report as part of its Best Online Programs rankings releases on January 10.“We are elated to see the rankings for our online graduate nursing program continue to climb,” said Dr. Ann White, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions. “Rankings like this put us in the company of some of the best schools in the country and showcase the high caliber and hard work of our faculty and students.”In addition to the overall ranking, the program was ranked 16th in the nation for faculty credentials and training.Graduates of USI’s online MSN program are able to integrate critical thinking, independent judgment, provide leadership, synthesize knowledge and promote the essential values of caring in their professional and personal lives.USI’s online MSN degree offers specialty areas for:Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGNR)Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NPAdult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AGCNS)Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMH)Nursing Education (NED)Nursing Management and Leadership (NML)The College of Nursing and Health Professions also offers online courses toward a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree with two areas of study concentration: advanced practice and systems and organizational leadership. The practice- focused doctorate prepares experts in advanced nursing with emphasis placed on innovative, evidence-based practice that reflects the application of credible research findings.The master’s degree in nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Southern Indiana are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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‘Thou shall be inventive’

first_imgChemistry and the kitchen aren’t separate worlds anymore. Throw in a bit of artistry, and you just might incarnate today’s cutting-edge chef who uses liquid nitrogen to make an insta-ice cream, right at your restaurant table.Science and food are as married as salt and pepper. Even Benjamin Franklin’s historic experiments with oil on England’s Clapham Pond relate to the formation of mayonnaise, according to Harold McGee, New York Times food science columnist and an authority on the history of the school of cooking now referred to as molecular gastronomy.“Franklin put a half-teaspoon of oil on the shoreline and watched the wind spread it. He wanted to see what extent of the pond the oil would cover, and he found that one half-teaspoon of oil would cover a half acre of the pond,” said McGee.“His experiment is directly relevant to understanding mayonnaise making, because what you’re doing in mayonnaise making is trying to coat lots and lots of oil surface with emulsifiers from egg yolk, so all these things give you an insight into the fundamental aspects of nature.”McGee, alongside chef-mixologist Dave Arnold, headlined Tuesday night’s season opener of the “Science and Cooking” public lecture series, part of the Gen Ed course “Science and Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to the Science of Soft Matter,” sponsored by the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.Playing with one’s food goes way back, said McGee. Even an unearthed medieval recipe for roast chicken contained a lively element: tying the chicken tightly, so that when the bird cooks and air tries to escape, the sound of the air resembles a chicken’s call.Playing with one’s food goes way back, said Harold McGee, seen here. In the forefront, co-speaker and chef Dave Arnold fashions a candy called “dragon’s beard.”But with sanitation worries and the emergence of the Food and Drug Administration early in the 20th century, food and fun took a back seat to safety, he said. But chefs revolted against this conservatism, and in 1973 French chefs Henri Gault and Christian Millau published their 10 commandments of nouvelle cuisine, with No. 9 being “thou shall be inventive,” a motto that still resonates.Arnold, who directs the French Culinary Institute’s culinary technology department, showcased some contemporary food play. Working with a puck of hardened but pliable cooked sugar, Arnold hand-pulled the disc into a doughnut, and with the aid of cornstarch, which prevents sticking, pulled the strings longer and longer, twisting into a figure eight, stretching again, figure-eighting again, and so on, and so on, until the number of strands — still intact — amounted to more than 16,000. Anyone with an interest in making dragon’s beard, essentially cotton candy, can do so with pantry items. All you need is sugar, vinegar, water, and cornstarch.Chef and mixologist Dave Arnold works with strands of cooked sugar dipped in corn flour to make a cotton candy confection called “dragon’s beard.”Arnold, who recently opened the New York City bar Booker and Dax, espoused the wonders of agar agar, a chef’s trick of the trade derived from seaweed. Used to alter the viscosity of ingredients, agar agar has other useful properties. Normally, when citrus is added to dairy, curdling happens. But agar agar prevents that reaction, as Arnold demonstrated with an orange-flavored whipped cream.Arnold is as adorably mischievous as Ferris Bueller and talks as fast as a car salesman. The rapt crowd laughed equally upon hearing his mix of scientific jargon and original Arnoldisms.Plucking eggs cooked at various temperatures inside an immersion circulator, Arnold cracked each, from runny and inedible to the perfectly creamy benedict egg to boiled solid. Science changed the way breakfast is served in this country, said Arnold, who then wistfully remarked, “You could spend your whole life thinking about eggs and have a reason to get out of bed every morning.” And he does.The “Science and Cooking” public lecture series is ongoing through December. View a full schedule of events.last_img read more

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Ireland rue disallowed goal

first_img It took two minutes and 52 seconds after kick-off for keeper David Forde to become the first Irishman to get a meaningful touch of the ball. As Xavi, Pedro, Andres Iniesta, David Silva and David Villa went through their full range of tricks, Ireland deployed their most effective weapons, bravery, commitment and organisation, and although there were several real scares along the way, they managed to get to half-time without conceding. Indeed, they might have returned to the dressing room with an unlikely lead had Derby striker Conor Sammon been able to find a finish off a great opportunity. He looked odds on to score when he caught Gerard Pique, who had earlier seen a header cleared off the line by James McCarthy, in possession with 27 minutes gone and raced through on goal, only to prod his shot wide. Del Bosque replaced Silva with £14.9million Manchester City new boy Jesus Navas at the break, but the pattern of the first half was largely repeated with Spain dominating possession and Ireland hanging on for dear life. Spain came in wave after wave, but simply could not break down the Irish ranks with Forde coming from his line to pluck Pedro’s 55th-minute cross off Villa’s head after good work by Navas. Del Bosque shuffled his pack as the hour mark approached with Victor Valdes, Iniesta and Villa making way for Iker Casillas, Cesc Fabregas and Soldado. McShane survived penalty appeals with Jordi Alba ambitiously claiming he had handled his 65th-minute cross, but Ireland were not so fortunate four minutes later. Full-back Alvaro Arbeloa turned up inside the box and prodded the ball towards Soldado, whose crisp volley flew beyond Forde and into the bottom corner. Casillas pulled off a notable stop to turn Stephen Kelly’s near-post header on to the bar, and when the ball came back off the post, St Ledger controlled and fired home only to have his big moment ruined by the officials. Worse was to follow when Mata, who had replaced Pedro in the immediate aftermath of the first Spanish goal, rubbed salt into the wound with a coolly-taken second two minutes from time to cement victory. Press Association The reigning World and European champions were leading through substitute Roberto Soldado’s 69th-minute strike when central defender St Ledger stabbed home what he thought was an equaliser with nine minutes remaining. However, an offside flag against team-mate Simon Cox cut short his celebrations and those of the Irish contingent among a crowd of 39,368 at Yankee Stadium. Juan Mata made sure of the win two minutes from time, but while there was no doubting his side were worthy of their advantage after dominating much of the contest, Ireland, who also went close to levelling through substitute James McClean, left the pitch aggrieved at their misfortune. center_img Sean St Ledger had hero status snatched from his grasp as Ireland very nearly held Spain to a draw before they suffered a 2-0 defeat in New York.last_img read more

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Syracuse ‘behind’ in preparation for season opener against North Carolina

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on August 24, 2020 at 3:27 pm Contact Anthony: [email protected]center_img The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.Dino Babers said on Monday that his players are at varying levels of readiness for the 2020 season in terms of conditioning, focus and preparation. The Orange’s season opener at North Carolina — which switched to online-only instruction and closed its campus — is in 19 days. Babers said the Orange are “behind” on their hitting practice due to the unusual offseason amid the coronavirus pandemic. Even though the NCAA said that this year would not count toward eligibility for fall athletes, it’s not clear whether that was the tipping point allowing many players to opt-out. SU still only has one opt-out, redshirt freshmen Cooper Dawson, but Babers said multiple players are still pending. He doesn’t know what the key factors will be for his players in deciding whether to play the upcoming season, he said.“I don’t think we’re at a time yet, but there’s going to come a time they are going to have to make a decision so the rest of the team can move forward,” Babers said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe’s yet to set a date regarding when players will need to make a final decision on whether or not they’ll play but said,  “It’s going to come to a theater near you soon.”Babers hinted that there are multiple offensive linemen who may be out right now due to injury and return in September and October, but he didn’t comment on who the missing players might be. The status of Florida transfer and offensive lineman Chris Bleich is still uncertain, and even though SU men’s basketball received word that Alan Griffin is available to play immediately, football is still awaiting the status of Bleich. Babers isn’t allowed to comment while the status is still ongoing, he said.“If you go and you play and out of 22 guys, 17 are thinking about football and five thinking about something else, that could not be healthy,” Babers said. “We need to make sure the effort levels are the same.”The Orange hosted their first intra-squad scrimmage over the weekend. Babers said the defense impressed more than the offense in that limited encounter. In a traditional setting, the Orange would have had all of spring ball, summer workouts and a full August training camp to prepare for the season and implement the new 3-3-5 defense, as well as straightening out offensive wrinkles under new coordinator Sterlin Gilbert. Instead, the Orange have been much more measured in their approach to a season that still may not even happen.“In a normal year, we would bang, bang, bang and let them just go because everyone is locked in and focused,” Babers said. “I want to make sure everyone’s focused before we start risking and going live and risking someone that doesn’t have to get hurt.”The Orange had just three days of spring practice, all in shorts, before the campus was shut down in March. Since then, Babers said that two-thirds of the team returned in early June. Walk-ons and freshmen excluded joined later once the test results continued to show up negative. SU football has not had a positive test for COVID-19 in eight weeks as of Monday, Babers said.Babers wouldn’t go into specifics about who would be starting where yet against North Carolina, but he did say that the four pass rushers in the scrimmage last weekend were Kingsley Jonathan, Josh Black, McKinley Williams and Steve Linton. Quarterback Tommy DeVito often had 4.5 seconds to throw against that pass rush, Babers said.While some younger players have impressed, Babers said he wants to see more consistency in performances going forward as he prepares to set his week one starting lineup. He said there may be more turnover than ever amongst who starts week-to-week.last_img read more

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Calabar rally twice to deny JC in ISSA/Flow Manning Cup opener

first_imgWestern Bureau:Corey Edmond scored twice as ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup champions, Jamaica College (JC), got their title defence under way with a 2-2 draw against Calabar High in their Group A season-opening match at the Montego Bay Sports Complex yesterday.The champions led twice, but allowed Calabar back into the contest each time to leave their head coach Miguel Coley seething.The champions, featuring some new faces, grabbed the lead in the 28th minute as Edmond, playing in the central striker role, benefited from some excellent flank play to tap home from close range.Rasping shotHe scored his second in the 56th minute with a rasping shot that left Calabar custodian Jahson Nash beaten.Calabar struck their first goal through Scott Moodie in the 47th minute, when they had equalised for the first time.The Red Hills Road-based Calabar found a second equaliser through Romain Rallyns. His fortuitous shot barely crossed the goal line, but the referee signalled that the ball had gone into the goal.Calabar came within whiskers of grabbing all three points with virtually the last kick of the game, a free kick by Herbert Redman, but the shot rebounded off the crossbar and back into play.Coley, the JC head coach, was clearly disappointed with the outcome. He told The Sunday Gleaner that he will be working overtime on getting his players into the right mindset.He said Calabar were allowed back into the contest because of the lack of concentration.”It was a poor game from us really, but given a draw … I am happy for the point,” said Coley.”We have a good bunch of players, that I know, but we never had the kind of mindset that is needed in a game such as this. I will be working on that aspect of our game and, for sure, we will get better as the competition moves forward,” predicted Coley.His counterpart, Bradley Stewart, said he was feeling confident of a victory. He said his players looked better than JC throughout the match and his team should have won.”We created some good chances. We had to come back twice against a good JC team, but it shows that we have quality players who are able to put the ball on the ground and play really good,” noted Stewart.Looked good in attackCalabar, although outplayed early in the first-half, never allowed JC much space to play their attacking game and looked good themselves in attack through Rallyns, Herbert Redman, and Kareem Harris in midfield.On the 90th minute, they struck the crossbar with JC goalie Jahmarli Waite flagging at air in an attempt to save his team suffering an opening-day loss.Both coaches said they are looking forward to their next assignment to settle their players.last_img read more

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