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2009-09-09 13:00:00

MASSAPEQUA, N.Y., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The 7th Annual MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum, one of the nation's largest regional platforms to showcase healthcare start-ups, will attract more than 250 venture capitalists, corporate executives, healthcare start-ups, university researchers & tech transfer officers, along with state and regional economic development professionals to Madison. On November 11th & 12th you will have the chance to listen to keynote speakers Joe Morgan,...

2009-08-05 08:26:00

Students, high schools and colleges will benefit statewide LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wisconsin is launching a statewide e-Transcript Initiative in partnership with Docufide Inc., sponsored by University of Wisconsin System (UWS), the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU), the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS), the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and Midwestern Higher Education Compact. The initiative will allow students...

2009-07-06 06:55:00

OSHKOSH, Wis., July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many of the world's best -- including six Olympians and 45 current world masters champions -- are among over 1000 competitors at the 2009 USA Track & Field Masters Outdoor Championships at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Thursday through Sunday, July 9-12, at J.J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium. Athletes 30 to 95 will provide a demonstration of speed, power, skill, and endurance, showing that age is no barrier to lifetime fitness and...

2009-06-03 06:30:00

Former Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin John D. Wiley and serial entrepreneur Eric Apfelbach join the StudyBlue Board of Directors. MADISON, Wis., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- StudyBlue, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of two new members of the Board of Directors. Joining current Board members Charles S. Wallman, a Securities Analyst and primary investor in StudyBlue, and CEO Becky Splitt are former Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin John D. Wiley and high tech...

2009-05-22 06:00:00

Leading Online Academic Network eligible for investor tax credits under Wisconsin's Angel Investor and Venture Fund Tax Credit Program. MADISON, Wis., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- StudyBlue, Inc., a Wisconsin-based company delivering online solutions that revolutionize the way students study, has been awarded the highly sought after Qualified New Business Venture certification. The company's certification by the Wisconsin Department of Commerce makes StudyBlue eligible for investor tax credits...

2009-05-21 07:00:00

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CIBER, Inc. (NYSE: CBR) announced the completion of the first two implementation phases of Oracle(R) PeopleSoft Campus Solutions suite for two University of Texas (UT) and two University of Wisconsin (UW) campuses. UT Dallas, UT Tyler, UW Stout and UW LaCrosse are all currently benefiting from the live Admissions and Financial Aid implementations that CIBER provided. The UT and UW Campuses selected CIBER based upon their unique...

2009-05-05 09:46:00

MADISON, Wis., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This spring, Herzing University Madison students took top honors in three collegiate competitions. Campus President, Don Madelung, stated, "This is equivalent to David meets Goliath in academic performance by some very talented students under the guidance of some extremely supportive and encouraging faculty at our campus." Competition 1: Latoria Payton wins GREAT award Alumna Latoria Payton was awarded the Career College Association's 2009...

2009-04-23 06:16:00

Adult students in University of Wisconsin Platteville extension program use webcasting to balance class and work MADISON, Wis., April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The first student from the Rock County Engineering Program will graduate next month after completing online courses recorded by Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management. The program was launched by UW-Rock County and UW-Platteville to educate...

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%...

2008-09-23 09:00:56

Distance education students at the University of Wisconsin-Stout are enjoying the personal touch in their online technical communications program thanks to deployment of lecture capture from Echo360. Using the EchoSystem platform for campus-wide lecture capture, the university creates a dynamic learning environment for their on-campus and remote student body. UW-Stout was designated by the UW System Board of Regents in 2007 as Wisconsin's Polytechnic University. Distinguishing itself with...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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