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2014-10-07 12:37:25

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Davenport University's Donald W. Maine College of Business is launching a new Competency-Based Master of Business Administration (CMBA) designed specifically for experienced business professionals who wish to receive credit based on their demonstrated competencies. This enhanced MBA program will be offered online beginning in January 2015. "The Davenport University CMBA is a completely different approach to graduate...

2014-10-03 12:24:03

Their focus: Connect with kids to get them moving and developing healthier habits DETROIT, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to encourage Michigan children to get physically active and develop healthier habits, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is partnering with the Detroit Pistons as the first-ever presenting sponsor of the Mob Squad, the youth hip hop and jazz dance crew that performs at Detroit Pistons' games at the Palace in Auburn Hills. The sponsorship supports Blue...

2014-10-03 12:21:12

- Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Company Fund have joined forces with the "Tom Joyner Morning Show" and "Rickey Smiley Morning Show" for the second year to launch the 2014 HBCU Community Challenge competition DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Company Fund are encouraging students enrolled at Historically Black Colleges and Universities to submit proposals in a competition to earn scholarships while also contributing to their...

2014-09-30 23:04:33

CSG Government Solutions, a national leader in government program modernization, recently sponsored the 2014 Michigan Digital Government Summit held September 9-10 in Lansing, Michigan. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 CSG Government Solutions, a national leader in government program modernization, recently sponsored the 2014 Michigan Digital Government Summit held September 9-10 in Lansing, Michigan. Government Technology, Executive Events hosts this summit each year to...

2014-09-26 12:28:18

Investment brings affordable carrier-class speed and reliability to Ann Arbor businesses ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 123.Net Inc., Michigan's largest fiber optics network, announced today that its new Ann Arbor fiber ring will bring massive amounts of capacity, up to 10 gigabits per second, to Ann Arbor businesses. 123.Net's fiber ring is powered by industry-leading Cisco optical technology and further supported by the company's four primary data centers....

2014-09-26 12:21:12

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brose North America celebrated the grand opening of its new facility in New Boston, Michigan, today. The facility will support increased growth with Brose's domestically located OEM partners while making a positive impact on Michigan's economy. The opening resulted in 450 new Michigan jobs and an investment of $62 million to purchase and renovate its plant for Brose production. "Since 2010, we have invested $74 million in...

2014-09-24 16:23:31

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ornicept is graduating from the Ann Arbor SPARK Central business incubator, where it has been a tenant since its inception, to new offices. The company's new offices, on North Main Street in Ann Arbor, will afford Ornicept the room to continue to grow as it acquires more enterprise clients. Ornicept is the leader in fieldwork data management. Its product, SPECTEO, is an all-in-one, high-tech solution for any kind of fieldwork data....

2014-09-24 12:26:03

LANSING, Mich., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Michigan's overall economic competitiveness continues to improve, moving up nine spots, according to the results of the third annual public policy study conducted by Northwood University on behalf of the Michigan Chamber Foundation. "Michigan's economic return continues at an impressive rate," said Dr. Timothy G. Nash, of Northwood University, who led the study. "While there are some areas that are moving slower than others,...

2014-09-22 16:26:44

DLECTRICITY, Detroit's nighttime festival of art and light, features 39 art and light installations, family programming, performances, Light Bike Parade and more DETROIT, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This weekend Midtown Detroit will light up with DLECTRICITY, presented by DTE Energy, where thousands are expected to walk, bike and explore an illuminated Woodward Corridor for the nighttime festival of art and light. The two-day free, outdoor Nuit Blanche festival features artists from around...

2014-09-22 12:24:54

DETROIT, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) has been awarded a 2014 Gold Magellan Award by Travel Weekly for its Comeback City advertising campaign. The award was in the category United States/Canada - Overall Destinations - City. The DMCVB's agency of record SMZ designed and submitted the creative campaign. The campaign, which was integrated across all media, including print, video, trade show, collateral, social and...


Latest Geography of Michigan Reference Libraries

Ottawa National Forest
2013-12-24 11:52:01

Ottawa National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the upper peninsula of Michigan. This forest holds 993,010 acres and encompasses many counties including Iron, Ontonagon, Marquette, and Baraga counties. The area was once inhabited by the Ojibwa people, who were known for gathering beaver pelts and trading or selling them with traders from Canada and eastern areas of the United States. When the fur trade declined, this forest and many others were sold in the Treaty...

Huron-Manistee National Forests
2013-11-01 12:56:11

Huron-Manistee National Forests are two national forests located in the lower peninsula of Michigan. The forests were combined in 1945 and hold 978,906 acres of public lands, wetlands, and other lands and waters. Huron National Forest, established in 1909, and Manistee National Forest, established in 1938, are not connected, but they had to be combined due to administrative issues. The Huron area is prone to fires, because of the large numbers of the highly flammable Jack Pine tree. The...

Isle Royale National Park
2013-04-18 00:37:38

Isle Royal National Park is located in the state of Michigan in the United States. The park contains 571,790 acres of land and water. Its mains feature is Isle Royale, the largest island in Lake Superior that stretches over forty-five miles. The park also contains four hundred smaller islands and the water that connects them. The park was established in 1940, designated as a Wilderness Area in 1976, and designated as an International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. Isle Royal once hosted a...

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2009-01-17 20:55:40

The Grayling (Thymallus thymallus) is a species of freshwater fish belonging to the salmon family Salmonidae. It is native to the Palearctic ecozone (belonging or pertaining to a geographical division comprising Europe, Africa north of the tropic of Cancer, the northern part of the Arabian Peninsula, and Asia north of the Himalayas), and is widespread throughout northern Europe, from the United Kingdom and France to the Ural Mountains in Russia. It was introduced to Morocco in 1948, however...

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2005-06-14 11:52:08

The Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) is a species of freshwater fish in the salmon family (family Salmonidae) of order Salmoniformes. It comprises five subspecies, including the Arctic grayling proper (T. arcticus arcticus). It is native to the Nearctic (one of the eight terrestrial ecozones dividing the Earth's land surface) and Palearctic ecozones, T. arcticus arcticus being widespread throughout the Arctic and Pacific drainages in Canada, Alaska, and Siberia, as well as the upper...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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