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2008-12-30 09:13:00

SUSSEX, Wis., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Quad/Graphics has promoted Kelly Vanderboom to the role of Vice President & Treasurer. In this capacity, he is responsible for a wide variety of finance-related functions including maintaining relationships with lending institutions and securing financing; managing risk; forecasting current-year expenditures; planning capital expenditures; making investments to reduce the risk of adverse price movements on foreign currency and energy; overseeing...

2008-09-28 15:00:00

By ERIN RICHARDS At Brookfield East High School, Laura Turner is the kind of student who shouldn't have to worry about getting into the college of her choice. She's articulate, mature and enthusiastic, a hard worker with high marks -- a 3.88 grade-point average -- who organized hundreds of students last year in Waukesha County to sleep in a parking lot and raise thousands of dollars for displaced Ugandan citizens. But ranked against her peers in terms of GPA, Turner isn't in the top 25%...

2008-09-21 15:00:14

By STANLEY A. MILLER II The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is hosting a free, public event for OneWebDay from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Spaights Plaza outside the UWM Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. OneWebDay, also known as "Earth Day for the Internet," is a chance to celebrate what is wonderful about the Internet, according to Michael Zimmer, an assistant professor of information studies at UWM. As part of the festivities, the school will have live music, refreshments and several...

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2008-09-08 10:45:00

UWM researcher's work aimed at halting the exodus of women in STEM careers Most parents and many teachers believe that if middle-school and high-school girls show no interest in science or math, there's little anyone can do about it. New research by a team that includes vocational psychologists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) indicates that the self-confidence instilled by parents and teachers is more important for young girls learning math and science than their initial...

2008-08-22 15:00:44

By ERICA PEREZ The highly anticipated U.S. News & World Report magazine's annual college rankings edition hits newsstands Monday. Officials at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are sure to be happy. The school jumped from 22 to 17 in the rankings of master's universities in the Midwest region. Beloit College also got a nod as No. 37 among liberal arts schools in the "Great Schools, Great Prices" section, and Alverno College is a an up-and-coming school to watch. Alverno's...

2008-08-08 15:00:00

By DANI MCCLAIN Justin Ippoliti has a law degree and a date on Saturday to marry his longtime girlfriend. But instead of closing a deal or writing a brief in the weeks before the wedding, the 26-year-old has been prepping for his first year as a special education teacher in Milwaukee Public Schools. Choosing students over high-paying clients was a no-brainer. "To be able to make a difference with kids who don't always have the opportunities -- that's as rewarding as it gets," said...

2008-08-05 15:00:00

By ERICA PEREZ The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Real Estate Foundation on Monday released a list of eight proposed locations for the school's new dorm in Milwaukee's east side and Riverwest neighborhoods, with sites as far west as the Holton Terrace apartments and as far east as the old Prospect Mall. Eight developers responded last month to the foundation's request for proposals issued in May. The foundation released the names of locations and developers after an open records...

2008-08-05 03:00:20

By Erica Perez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug. 5--The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Real Estate Foundation on Monday released a list of eight proposed locations for the school's new dorm in Milwaukee's east side and Riverwest neighborhoods, with sites as far west as the Holton Terrace apartments and as far east as the old Prospect Mall. Eight developers responded last month to the foundation's request for proposals issued in May. The foundation released the names of locations and...

2008-07-31 03:00:37

By Erica Perez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 31--MADISON -- Graduate students attending the Wisconsin School of Business this fall will find the digs decidedly roomier, with more space for career specializations. Construction of the $40.5 million addition to Grainger Hall is nearly complete, with finishing touches scheduled to happen by the time students start arriving in mid-August. The new wing is part of what the University of Wisconsin-Madison says is the biggest building boom...

2008-07-27 12:00:20

By Simone Peloquin, The Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis. Jul. 27--Eau Claire, Bloomer and other Chippewa Valley locations are among the stops planned by those doing a new statewide public health survey this summer. "We hope to get the message out," said Phoebe Frenette, community relations coordinator for Survey of The Health of Wisconsin. "We realize it is a big commitment to participate, with each person representing 3,000 other residents, but we hope people will consider...


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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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