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John Bolton (illustrator)

John Bolton is a British comic book artist and illustrator most known for his dense, painted style, which verges on photorealism. He was one of the first British artists to come to work in the American comics industry, a phenomenon which took root in the late 1980s and has since become standard practice. Bolton's introduction to comics came about quite casually after he graduated from East Ham Technical College with a degree in graphics and design, his first works in Great Britain were for magazines like The House of Hammer and Warrior. In 1981 Marvel Comics' editor Ralph Macchio noticed his work and called him to work for an adaptation of Kull of Valusia for Epic Comics. After illustrating two Kull stories, Bolton began working on the historical-fantasy character Marada, written by Chris Claremont; this was published by Epic Illustrated one year later. After another fantasy series, Black Dragon, the duo Claremont & Bolton produced some short stories about X-Men's lives for X-Men Classic; this represented the first introduction of Bolton to the world of superheroes.

In this period Bolton worked on covers for Eclipse and Pacific publishers, on the graphic novel Someplace Strange, written by Ann Nocenti. From 1989 Bolton devoted himself to horror, his favourite genre. Apart from a great number of covers for Dark Horse Comics and adaptations of horror movies, the main work of this period is his collaboration with writer Clive Barker. In 1990 Bolton worked on the first episode of The Books of Magic for DC Comics, written by Neil Gaiman; the physical appearance of the protagonist, Timothy Hunter, is that of Bolton's eldest son. In other comic books he has portrayed his wife and sons. In 1995 Bolton produced art for the Man-Bat mini-series, written by Jamie Delano for DC Comics. Bolton said he accepted only because the story pivoted on a villain, instead of Batman, who he considered too winning a character. Bolton worked on another Batman book, Batman/Joker: Switch, his latest works include User, written by Devin Grayson, Menz Insana, a mad trip by Christopher Fowler, Gifts of the Night by Paul Chadwick.

Bolton is married, with two sons. In 2003, author Neil Gaiman directed A Short Film About John Bolton where the painter is interviewed by a reporter seeking to answer "Where do your ideas come from?" The artist is portrayed as soft-spoken and reclusive, somewhat of a reluctant local celebrity in Crouch End, London. Bolton himself plays a guest interviewed at a gallery showing. Comics work includes: Father Shandor The Spiral Path Army of Darkness Batman: Manbat God Save the Queen The Evil Dead Shame Bolton has illustrated cards for the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game. Official website Long article

Stronghold (1993 video game)

Stronghold is a Dungeons & Dragons city-building real-time strategy computer game published by SSI and developed by Stormfront Studios in 1993. Players balance resources to build a town with unique neighborhoods, each with its own unique architecture. Residents and craftspeople of each neighborhood can be summoned to defend any part of the city that comes under attack. Players can choose from a variety of neighborhood leaders, including Mages, Thieves, Elves and Halflings. Players can use, for example, a spawned Elf to build a building on a plot or the player can focus the elf on training to build up character levels, amass an army and march them overland and defeat a neighboring monster. Or a player can focus on city development and win the game in that way instead. Maps are constructed from triangular wireframe colored tiles; the color of each tile designate the terrain type. The game includes a random map generator. According to GameSpy, "cities could become difficult to manage, but those players who became fans swore that the game was one of the most addictive management simulations they had played".

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Drew Cost

Drew Cost is an American soccer player. Cost attended Henderson High School, played in the Pennsylvania Olympic Development Program, played club soccer for the Pennsylvania Classics, before going on to play four years of college soccer at the Pennsylvania State University. At Penn State he was named to the All-Big Ten Freshman Team in 2007, was a two-time All-Big Ten Second Team selection in both 2009 and 2010, in his senior was a CoSIDA/ESPN Second Team Academic All-District selection and was named to the Wolstein Classic All-Tournament Team. During his college years Cost played for the Lancaster Inferno in their single season in the National Premier Soccer League in 2008. Cost was selected with the 32nd pick of the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft by Real Salt Lake, but was not offered a contract by the team and was released during pre-season. Cost turned professional, he made his professional debut on April 2011, in a 3-2 win over the Dayton Dutch Lions. Rochester re-signed Cost for 2012 on October 25, 2011.

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Phi Eta Sigma

Phi Eta Sigma is an American freshman honor society. Founded at the University of Illinois on March 22, 1923, it is the oldest and largest freshman honor society and now has more than three hundred and seventy-five chapters throughout the United States and more than 1,100,000 members. Any first-year student with a GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale at the end of a full curricular period is eligible for membership, provided that student has taken normal academic coursework. Once inducted, membership is conferred for life, members are not required to maintain a 3.5 GPA. At certain universities, including Emory University, the minimum GPA is a 3.9 on a 4.0 scale. Annually, Phi Eta Sigma provides over $270,000 total in scholarships to dozens of members across the country. There are $1,000 awards and $5,000 scholarships for undergraduate study, as well as $7,000 scholarships for the first year of graduate study. Members of Phi Eta Sigma must apply to receive these awards. Phi Eta Sigma awards the Thomas Arkle Clark Scholar Leader of the Year Endowed Scholarship, named in honor of the founder and first Grand President of Phi Eta Sigma.

This scholarship is a $10,000 award presented yearly to the member whom the Scholarship Committee determines to best exemplify the ideals of Phi Eta Sigma. Phi Eta Sigma has two publications; the Forum is a magazine published each year containing updates of Phi Eta Sigma's activity, as well as announcements and biographies of scholarship recipients. Hints on Studying and Learning is a popular pamphlet distributed by Phi Eta Sigma to its members, it addresses effective study habits such as preparation for studying. Phi Eta Sigma organizes a biennial convention for its members and special guests. Attendee expenses, excluding transportation, are paid for by the national office for a chapter adviser and a student delegate from each chapter; the most recent convention was held in 2018 in Washington, D. C; the executive officers are elected at the biennial conventions. The positions include executive committee advisers and students, they oversee the business of the society, the national office staff manages general operations.

The current executive officers for the 2016–2018 term are: Grand President: Mrs. Molly Lawrence, The University of Alabama Grand President Emeritus: Dr. B. J. Alexander, Tarleton State University Grand President Emeritus: Mr. John Harrell, Indiana University Grand President Emeritus: Dr. John W. Sagabiel Western Kentucky University Grand Vice President: Mr. Timothy A. Lemper, Esq. Indiana University Grand Secretary-Treasurer: Dr. John W. Sagabiel, Phi Eta Sigma National Office Grand Historian: Ms. Mary Jo Custer, Syracuse University Executive Director: Dr. Mary Lee Caldwell, Phi Eta Sigma National Office Executive Committee Members: Jennifer Miller, McKendree University. 2.^ Gainesville State College merged into the University of North Georgia on January 8, 2013 Phi Eta Sigma official site Like Phi Eta Sigma on Facebook Follow Phi Eta Sigma Tweets on Twitter

Todd Tucker

Todd Nathaniel Tucker is a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute specializing in trade agreements and international law. His work focuses on the legal and political implications of the World Trade Organization, North American Free Trade Agreement, Central America Free Trade Agreement and other trade agreements and debt relief issues, he is a media commentator on international economic and policy issues, cited and published by radio and Internet outlets such as the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, The Nation, Dissent Magazine, Foreign Policy In Focus, other publications. In 2018, his book Judge Knot was published by Anthem Press. A Gates Scholar, he received his PhD from the University of Cambridge and his B. A. from George Washington University. He was research director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch division and primary blogger at Eyes on Trade, he is co-author of "The Rise and Fall of Fast Track Trade Authority", a 2009 book about the history of the expansion of executive-branch involvement in the formation of U.

S. trade policy - and the expansion of trade policy into non-tariff matters like consumer protection rules. Tucker was a policy analyst with the Center for Economic and Policy Research. According to The Nation, Tucker was a leader of the United Students Against Sweatshops student movement, he has helped lead the movement to create staff trade unions at non-governmental organizations, according to a 2004 article from the National Organizer's Alliance. According to a Washington Post article from 2001, Tucker was raised as the son of Baptist missionaries in Buenos Aires, Argentina. On March 31, 2007, Tucker married Heather Boushey, chief economist at the Center for American Progress, according to the New York Times. Francesco Guerrero and Tom Braithwaite. "U. S. Groups Back Role of Global Companies", March 16, 2009 Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck. "Trade Unionists Working Within the WTO: Protesters Take Message Directly to Negotiators", December 13, 2005 Gates Cambridge 2Ceilings Blog Eyes on Trade Blog Papers by Todd Tucker for Global Trade Watch "The Rise and Fall of Fast Track Trade Authority", book by Todd Tucker Alternet columns by Todd Tucker Papers by Todd Tucker for the Center for Economic and Policy Research Winter 2009 Dissent Magazine article by Todd Tucker Papers by Todd Tucker for Foreign Policy in Focus Mark Engler “CAFTA’s Corpse Revived”, The Nation, March 1, 2006 Brian Scheid “Report Says Fitzpatrick Rewarded for CAFTA Vote”, Bucks County Courier Times, February 15, 2006 Todd Tucker and the World Bank Bonds Boycott campaign

Barney Glover

Professor Barney Glover AO FRSN is the Vice-Chancellor and President of Western Sydney University. Glover was educated at Victoria, he studied mathematics at the University of Melbourne, receiving a PhD in 1993. Glover began his executive career at the University of Ballarat, where he was appointed the Director and Graduate Studies in 1990. In 1997 he moved to Curtin University as the Director and Development, before being appointed Pro-Vice Chancellor Research and Development. In 2006 Professor Glover became the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research at the University of Newcastle. In 2009, Glover became the Vice-Chancellor of Charles Darwin University, he began his term as Vice-Chancellor of Western Sydney University in January, 2014. In 2015, Glover was elected unopposed as the Chair of Universities Australia, the peak body representing the Australian university sector nationally and internationally. Glover is the Australian Government representative on the University of the South Pacific University Grants Committee.

Glover is a board member of the Museum of Applied Arts and Science Trust, Education Services Australia. Glover was the Chair of Innovative Research Universities, he is the Chair of Rare Voices Australia, a not-for profit organisation established to advocate for Australians living with a rare disease. In 2016, Glover was nominated for the Bent Spoon award. An unsuccessful attempt was made by a colleague to remove this nomination. Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales in 2017 and gazetted as such in the NSW Government Gazette by the Governor His Excellency the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC February 2018. Official website