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Porter Township, Van Buren County, Michigan

Porter Township is a civil township of Van Buren County in the U. S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,406 at the 2000 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.4 square miles, of which 33.3 square miles is land and 2.1 square miles is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 2,406 people, 935 households, 694 families residing in the township; the population density was 72.3 per square mile. There were 1,380 housing units at an average density of 41.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the township was 96.09% White, 0.58% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 2.16% from other races, 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.87% of the population. There were 935 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.0% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.7% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.99. In the township the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.9 males. The median income for a household in the township was $48,491, the median income for a family was $55,050. Males had a median income of $41,779 versus $27,017 for females; the per capita income for the township was $23,104. About 3.2% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over


Jeroo is a cross-platform educational tool for learning object oriented programming concepts. In particular, the program helps learning concepts such as objects and basic control structures. Jeroo supports three syntactic styles: Java/C#/Javascript and Visual Basic; the program features a GUI split in two sub-windows. In the first sub-window, the user can type code to be executed in the Jeroo environment. In the second sub-window, the user can see the effects of their code in a graphical environment; the second sub-window shows an island populated by Jeroos. The user can instruct the Jeroos, via programming in the first sub-window, to accomplish various actions such as moving, eating or picking up flowers; the tool received a NEEDS "Premier Award Winner Associate Editor's Choice" in 2004. Jeroo uses many different methods to engage its students such as storytelling and animating execution; the program has been looked at as a useful and efficient tool to develop experience and knowledge in Computer Programming.

There have been many Computer Science competitions involving the Jeroo program and its features. A Jeroo can do a few of things such as: List of educational programming languages Jeroo official home page Jeroo: A Tool For Introducing Object-Oriented Programming

Barbara Engel (historian)

Barbara Engel is an American historian of Russia. Barbara Alpern Engel was born in New York City on 28 June 1943 and graduated from Valley Stream Central High School in 1961. Enrolled in the City University of New York, she was one of five women accepted into Princeton University's Cooperative Program in Critical Languages in 1963–64, the first female undergraduates there. Engel graduated from CUNY with a B. A. in Russian area studies in 1965 and was awarded a M. A. in the same subject two years by Harvard University. After graduation, she worked for two years as a bilingual secretary and part-time translator for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, but felt frustrated as women were not getting promoted there despite possessing the same credentials. Engels enrolled in Columbia University, receiving her Ph. D in Russian history in 1975, she was appointed assistant professor at Sarah Lawrence College in 1973 and moved to the University of Colorado three years where she has remained since.

She was promoted to associate professor in 1982 and full professor a decade later. Engel was the director of the Central and East European Studies Program from 1993 to 1995 and has served as the chair of the Department of History. Engel has written two solo books, "the most recent of, Between the Fields and the City: Women and Family in Russia, 1861–1914. In this work she examines the effects of industrialization and urbanization on Russian peasant women.'Her perceptive and sensitive use of disparate sources,’’ writes a reviewer, ‘‘including comparative works on women in Europe and fascinating archival evidence for the experiences of individual female peasants, is noteworthy.' She is the recipient of the Chancellor’s Writing Award from the University of Colorado, a winner of the Elizabeth Gee Award for Excellence, a Boulder Faculty Assembly Award Winner for Excellence in Research and Creative Work, the recipient of a Mortar Board Senior Honor Society Excellence in Teaching Award." Scanlon, Jennifer & Cosner, Shaaron.

American Women Historians, 1700s–1990s: A Biographical Dictionary. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. ISBN 0-313-29664-2

St. Vincent's Academy

St. Vincent's Academy is a private, all-female high school located next to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in downtown Savannah, United States; the school operates within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah and enrolls about 350 girls in grades 9-12. St. Vincent's Academy was opened in June 1845 by the Sisters of Mercy as the Convent and Academy of Saint Vincent dePaul. Under the leadership of Mother Vincent Mahoney, the Sisters of Mercy from Charleston, South Carolina began the boarding school, an orphanage, a day school, a free school; the St. Vincent's Convent became an independent Motherhouse within two years. More than 20 schools and orphanages were founded throughout Georgia from the Motherhouse. A few early foundations that continue in service include St. Mary's Home, St. Joseph's Hospital. Courses in the early curriculum included Penmanship, Composition of Fiction and Profane History, Ancient Geography, Chronology and Embroidery. Architect Charles B. Cluskey designed the academy building in the Greek Revival style.

Each year, St. Vincent's Academy honors an alumna with the Catherine McAuley Award; the award is given to a person who exemplifies the attributes of Catherine McCauley and therefore exemplifies the ideals of St. Vincent's Academy while a student and throughout her life; each October, St. Vincent's Academy presents St. Vincent's Annual Tour of Homes and Tea, a self-guided tour of the original 1845 convent building and eight private homes in Savannah’s Historic District. Proceeds from the Tour and Tea benefit the restoration of the convent. SVA sports include volleyball, cross country, swimming, sailing, tennis and track. St. Vincent's is a member of the Georgia High School Association and competes in the AA classification. During the 2013-2014 school year, St. Vincent's qualified for state competition in nine sports. Club events are scheduled two times per month throughout the school year. Many of these clubs participate in activities beyond meeting times during school hours; the early history of St. Vincent's is intertwined with that of Savannah and the South.

During the Civil War, eight-year-old Maggie Davis, whose father Jefferson Davis was President of the Confederate States of America, became a student at St. Vincent's, her brother came to the convent daily to recite his lessons. National Catholic Educational Association - official website Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah


XOBC is an EP by American singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, released in February 2010 in the United States through Sony Music Entertainment via iTunes. The collection has a Valentine's Day theme and contains two cover songs along with three original tracks. Songs for the collection were recorded around Christmas following the release of her previous studio album Give Up the Ghost. In the United States, XOBC reached peak positions of number eighty on the Billboard 200, number thirteen on Billboard's Top Digital Albums chart, number one on the Top Folk Albums chart and number eighteen on the Top Rock Albums chart. XOBC totals fifteen minutes in length and contains five tracks, including cover versions of The Beatles' "All You Need Is Love" and Bryan Adams' "Heaven" and three original tracks. In the United States, XOBC reached peak positions of number eighty on the Billboard 200, number thirteen on Billboard's Top Digital Albums chart, number one on the Top Folk Albums chart and number eighteen on the Top Rock Albums chart.

XOBC on Brandi Carlile's official site XOBC at RCA Label Group Brandi Carlile – "Heaven" – From XOBC on YouTube