Active Animator, Accomplished Agitator, and Retired Pharmacist
Before my present, extremely fulfilling, role as ASIFA Central Secretary
Antiquity (even before THAT stuff above):
General Osteopathic Hospital, Battle Creek, Michigan
Drugs, Detroit, Michigan
EDUCATION, PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS, AND AFFILIATIONS:
Ferris State College, Big Rapids, Michigan, B.S. Pharmacy, High Distinction, and because they were so nice about the enrollment process, an MCTE (Masters in Career and Technical Education program, with focus on Curriculum Development), Highest Distinction (I think that means my check cleared), at which point Ferris State had become a University (yep, tuition went up then, too)
ASIFA: International and US Central Chapters. Member of both 1984 - present; President ASIFA Central 2000-2018, Secretary, ASIFA Central: 2018 - present ASIFA Central Website: https://asifa.org/
A VERY incomplete list of Lectures and Programs over the years:
A Partial Miscellany (actually, this is the fun stuff, but we'll call it Miscellany, just because Miscellany is such a grown-up sounding word)
INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION DAY PROGRAMS - An Annual October event in EDMORE Michigan! EDMORE, I tell you, EDMORE - where we buried Winsor McCay's parents and they're GONNA STAY BURIED! Generally the last Saturday in October in the Curtis Center, just south of the Michigan Autobahn we like to call M-46. It's still FREE, and there are convenient bathrooms just in case things get too exciting for the bladders of mere mortals (animators and pharmacists have gigantic bladders).
Adjunct instructor, Kellogg Community College, "Pharmacology for Dental Hygienists," "Pharmacology for Emergency Medical Technologists," (1990-1992) and NURS247 and 248, "Pharmacology for Nursing"
Adjunct instructor, Kellogg Community College, "Human Physiology," “Anatomy”, “Introductory Chemistry” and three semesters in animation theory and technique: "Animation Techniques in 2D and 3D" (courses designed for an associate's art program with an animation emphasis)
Adjunct Instructor, Kalamazoo Valley College, “History of Animation and Gaming” – also Introduction to After Effects, 3DS, and Business for Animators - A link here to a class project, with a Griffith film deconstruction to show early production/filming/editing techniques: "A Girl and Her Trust" (1912) The blog also has the results of a class project on editing techniques, using the 1932 Buster Keaton comedy, "Speak Easily."
Recipient of Excellence in Education award from Kellogg Community College
Recipient, Calhoun County Substance Abuse Council community service award, for public speaking on substance abuse and assistance in coordinating drug take-back days for Calhoun County, an annual event that last brought in over 800 pounds of unused and outdated medication
ANIMATION! Three day workshop on animation techniques (traditional cel techniques, clay animation, pixillation) conducted at the Art Center in Midland
Gerald Ford Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan: "Charles Chaplin: The Politics of The Great Dictator"
GET ANIMATED! Retrospective of film work for the Calhoun County Arts Council;
contributed historical background on Winsor McCay and other
innovators in animated film . Included were works by other Michigan animators Deanna Morse, Adwoa Muswea, and (gee!) me!
Herbal lectures "Helpful but not Harmless" - they're often a good nudge, but never a substitute for things like vaccines
Animate This! presentation on public domain music and synchronizing sound-to-image for the ASIFA Central annual retreats
"Cross-Influences in Experimental German Animation of the Silent Era," ASIFA Central presentation
"It Didn't Begin with Disney" - overview of animation influences as the genre developed its own art form and language prior to 1928, Ann Arbor Public Library
"Comedy Tonight," "Frank J. Kellogg presents the Sounds of Noise," and "The Historic Parking Lots of Battle Creek," multi-media presentations for the Historical Society of Battle Creek
"It Isn't Your Grandparents' Medicine Chest" - for Focus Corporate Education and Training, Shanty Creek Resorts, Bellaire, Michigan
Art Installation, Multimedia at the Arcus Gallery, Kalamazoo, Video from 2010
Attitudes Toward Technician Education and Certification,"
Journal Michigan Pharmacist
of Advisors, Pharmacy Times; contributions
"One Dollar Miracles of Battle Creek," Journal
Michigan Pharmacist (January 1994) and Heritage Battle
Creek (Spring 1994)
Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist, a textbook for student use, created as a searchable pdf and provided at no cost to KCC students, updated more than occasionally, with a rewrite on this very long to-do list posted above the desk.
PERSONAL: Wouldn't you like to know! OK, I am married, with a dog and a cat. I like cartoons, chasing kites and walking the dog. Sometimes I chase the dog while walking the kite. I should make a cartoon about that some day... if you must be nosier than that, email me. I strive toward opacity in all emails.
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