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2010-12-08 15:05:49

The "A" grades that high schoolers earn aren't just good for making the honor roll "” they also make them healthier as adults, too. Studies have long shown that education is linked to better health, but new research by Pamela Herd, an associate professor of public affairs and sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, shows that higher academic performance in high school plays a critical role in better health throughout life. "How well you do in school matters," Herd says about...

2010-12-07 00:00:46

In order to better serve local residents, UW Health is constructing the new UW Health DeForest/Windsor family clinic. Madison, WI (PRWEB) December 6, 2010 In an effort to better serve local residents, construction recently began on the new UW Health DeForest/Windsor Clinic. Scheduled to open in the spring of 2011, the new facility will replace and merge the UW Health DeForest and UW Health Waunakee clinics. Flad Architects was selected to design the new 21,000-square-foot family practice...

2010-12-01 12:53:00

MILWAUKEE, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Allen L. Leverett -Executive Vice Who: President and Chief Financial Officer Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) What: Wells Fargo Utility Symposium Leverett will participate on a "Rate Base Growth and Regulation" panel and present an...

2010-11-16 00:00:45

How do you get a referendum passed when you have only eight weeks, are legally prohibited from advocacy, and are working with limited resources in an anti-tax election year? Madison Area Technical College found a way"”and won! On Sept. 8, the Madison College Board of Trustees voted to ask College-area residents to support a $133.8 million referendum on the Nov. 2 ballot. That was just short of eight weeks to educate more than 725,000 district residents about the need to upgrade the...

2010-11-12 15:23:00

MADISON, Wis., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Gary Wistrom, a disabled veteran and longtime employee of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA), has filed a claim with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Equal Rights Division charging that he was forced into retirement because he provided a state investigative agency with truthful testimony concerning remarks made by Department Secretary Ken Black that disparaged the department for...

2010-11-03 05:18:00

LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Madison Who's Who has officially launched the bulletin board feature on their website, www.madisonwhoswho.com. This impressive new feature is another added benefit to the members of Madison Who's Who business networking directory. The Madison Who's Who bulletin board feature is secure and easy to use with password entry and available exclusively to Madison Who's Who members only. It offers a powerful search facility along with multiple...

2010-08-10 06:45:00

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it received a contract from the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority (Alamo RMA) through Williams Brothers Construction to provide design/build services for the US 281/Loop 1604 Interchange in San Antonio, Texas. Officials estimate the construction value to be $109 million, with a design contract value estimated at $9.1 million. As part of the agreement, Jacobs will design...

2010-06-03 08:15:00

NEW YORK CITY and WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using recognition as a strategic complement to traditional workforce engagement tactics is capturing the attention of executives across the business world. In response to this trend, The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association advancing the science of strategic talent management, and Madison Performance Group, the premier global reward and recognition design and consulting firm, announced that Madison...

2010-02-09 14:51:00

High parent and student satisfaction, increasing enrollment, and strong test scores among key facts and findings in the report MCFARLAND, Wis., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA) applauded the key facts and findings of the report on Wisconsin's public virtual charter schools released today by the state's Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB). The report found that Wisconsin's public virtual charter schools are a successful public school option and extremely...

2010-01-28 12:56:00

State's Premier Public Virtual Charter School will host over 70 events in three weeks MCFARLAND, Wis., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA) is hosting a series of free events across the state during Wisconsin's public school open enrollment application period for families interested in the tuition-free public virtual charter school for the 2010-2011 school year. The events include online information sessions, in-person events in local communities, and...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.