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Sculpting Community: Placemaking with Krasl Art Center

BY BILL LADITKA
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

What happens when you pair up the brains of Bill LaDitka, a Principal Architect and Julia Gourley, an Art Gallery Director?  You get a creative team from two agencies focused on PlaceMaking in St. Joseph, MI.

Bill is a Principal Architect at Wightman & Associates, Inc. in Benton Harbor, MI. He also is an Urban Designer, Place Designer, Strategist, Creative Visionary as well as one of our PKN City Organizers.

Julia is the Executive Director at the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, MI. She holds a BFA, Fine Art Photography and a MSEd in Art Education. She is a member of various local crop-shares, cycle groups, and most obviously, many creative networks.

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The Power of an Idea: One Person's View of How Community Renewal Through the Arts Lead to Creation of the BHAD

BY RICHARD HENSEL
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

Rich Hensel is a resident of Benton Harbor, MI celebrating thirty years of engagement with the local creative community and has worked as a community organizer and founder of the OutCenter, a founding board member and past President of the New Territory Arts Association, Trustee, and Vice President of the Benton Harbor Public Library, and a volunteer with the Benton Harbor Downtown Development Authority he continues to remain engaged in the renewal of this city.

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Wolves and Moose in a Superior Wilderness

BY TOM HURST
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

For many years Tom Hurst has led expeditions to the remote and wilderness lands of the Isle Royal, a collection of 50 small islands in the middle of Lake Superior. On these trips Tom leads Wolf and Moose bone collecting expositions and helped uncover some amazing animal science data.

Tom Hurst has led citizen science expeditions and taught youth and graduate classes at Isle Royale National Park for many years. He is a passionate educator on craft, agricultural and nature education, backpacker, paddler, navigator and explorer of wild places. His presentation will be on the effects of climate change, island ecosystems and learning about moose and wolves.

Tom is a teacher, naturalist, farmer, maker of things. Explorer of the natural world and student of traditional skills. A career educator working primarily in Agriculture & Natural Resources education and Industrial Arts woodworking, Research team leader on Isle Royale with the wolf moose project, home school education advocate , woodworker, manager of teenagers by day.

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The Six Foot Bonsai - A Tale of Cultural Addiction

BY STACEY GLEISS
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 11, 2016

Stacy Gleiss, a self-proclaimed Japanese junkie, lived multiple lives in the course of her 21-year cultural addiction which began in 1980 when she went on a youth exchange. Two years later she became the Japanese wife of a traditional man and the deeded daughter of a legacy estate on the remote island of Sado. In the years that followed she was an “education mama,” karaoke queen, teacher, and an interpreter/trainer in the automotive industry before coming to Whirlpool. From 2005-2007 Stacy’s articles on the humorous side of northern Michigan life were a monthly centerfold feature in the U.P.’s Porcupine Press. She is currently putting the finishing touches on a non-fiction book titled “The Six Foot Bonsai.” 

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A Community That CARES; Working toward a world stigma-free of HIV

BY BETH HAIRE-LEWIS
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

Your local HIV service agency CARES is here for your community. Beth Haire-Lewis and Chris Rice share the latest amazing scientific advancements on treatment and PrEP, a daily medication that prevents on HIV. We share a message of hope and love on today, December 1 - World AIDS Day.

BETH HAIRE-LEWIS was born and raised in Benton Harbor, Michigan. She currently works at CARES (Community AIDS and Resource Education Services) and enjoys her job where she helps people who are living with and affected by HIV find treatment, support, and lead whole healthy lives. Beth does community outreach about HIV awareness and health education. Ask her anything!  She is a board member of the Out Center and NTAA, one of the MCs and Co-Chairs for the Gene Harris Coming Home Concert in Downtown Benton Harbor, performs with the band Sankofa, and occasionally MCs at the Livery’s Open Stage - you can catch her singing there and in her church choir. Beth is animal friendly, fun, and loves all people!

Chris Rice is a out and proud marketing professional bringing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender advocacy to corporate America. Having grown up in rural Tennessee, and coming out at the age of 15, Chris decided he would never go back into the closet to climb the corporate ladder. He gives back to the community by organizing an annual fundraiser at the World of Whirlpool in Chicago's River North neighborhood supporting organizations like Project Fierce Chicago, the Out Center, Mr. Friendly, and CARES. Chris has served as the co-lead of the Whirlpool Pride Network, LGBTQ resource group for Whirlpool Corporation since 2013, on several local boards, was Mr. Campit Leather 2015, and honored as one of Windy City Times 2015 30 Under 30 for his advocacy efforts in the workplace.

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Family Boatbuilding, Getting Kids on the Water with Their Own Hands

BY TOM HURST
@ VOL 10 ON SEP 16, 2017

Tom Hurst has been a woodworking and natural resources teacher for a good long while. He has built and guided the creation of many items of furniture, art pieces, toys, buildings and of course boats. He has built sailboats, canoes and sea kayaks with audiences from children to seniors both locally and around the US. Over 100 canoes and kayaks grace our local waters that were built in his shops. Family boatbuilding is still his favorite. It is a project to draw together people and get them on the water. A natural teacher with a love of sharing the outdoors and practical skills, He has a passion for hands-on experiential education.

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Wait! I Have Something to Say

BY JERRY PRICE
@ VOL 10 ON SEP 16, 2017

Jerry Price is our HOST for PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 10... (thank you) And is also the Community Outreach & Fund Development Director, for the YMCA of Southwest Michigan in Benton Harbor.

 

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Black Grief: The Silent Killer

BY RONNIKA WILLIAMS
@ VOL 11 ON DEC 07, 2017

Ronnika Williams is a graduate of Benton Harbor High, Western Michigan University, North Carolina Central University, and the Center for Documentary Studies program at Duke University. Ronnika is a children’s book author, nail polish enthusiast, and she will talk about what inspired her multimedia documentary project about grief in the black community.

 

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Where are you?

BY ROMMEL JOHNSON
@ VOL 12 ON APR 19, 2018

Rommel Johnson is the Clinical Director and Co-owner of Eurisko Vocational Services, LLC in St. Joseph, Michigan. Rommel holds Master of Arts degrees in Youth Ministry and Community Counseling from Andrews University and is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Western Michigan University for a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. Throughout his professional career, Rommel has mentored hundreds of teens, young couples, individuals with disabilities, and individuals struggling with substance and behavioral addictions. Rommel has also provided consultation and training on issues of diversity in various settings including: churches, universities, and government agencies. He demonstrates extraordinary patience and commitment while providing exceptional service to all. Where there is competition and tension, Rommel has always chosen collaboration as he has the heart of a mentor and nurturer and is strongly motivated by uplifting others. Rommel’s presentation style has been described by many as moving, laid-back, engaging, funny and insightful. He is a committed husband to his wife Fanny and a superhero to his daughter Ava. In his spare time, Rommel enjoys playing chess, reading and taking care of his many chickens.

 

 

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Reclaiming the Moral Frame

BY MANDELA BARNES
@ VOL 13 ON APR 30, 2015

Wisconsin state representative of the 11th Assembly District, Mandela Barnes serves as the ranking Democrat on the Assembly Committee on Corrections and will also serve on the Assembly Committees on Education, Small Business Development, and Jobs and the Economy. He is the chair of the Legislature’s Black and Latino Caucus. Barnes graduated from John Marshall High School and attended Alabama A&M University, before returning to Milwaukee in 2009. Here he delivers an impassioned presentation on morality in America. 

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An Open Source Life

BY ROMKE DE HAAN
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Romke de Haan is a graduate of the program called homeboyz, a non-profit that takes kids in gangs and teaches them technology. Romke will walk you though his journey and his pursuit of happiness. 

 

Participate in Romke's life; he'd be happy to get coffee/lunch/cocktails with you. You can add his calendar by searching Romked@gmail.com on iCal, Google Calendar, 

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The value of reimagining something

BY SANDRA DARTNELL
@ VOL 4 ON JAN 19, 2016

Self-employed design consultant and strategist Sandra Dartnell talks about the value of provoking people to take a fresh look at the assets they already have.

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Fantastical Maps

BY CAMBRIDGE CURIOSITY AND IMAGINATION CCI
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 28, 2016

Two members of the team from Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination, Helen Stratford and Sally Todd share about their organisation and how it aims to inspire and enrich by organising creative projects for communites. Stratford and Todd then share more in depth about one project in St Neots: working with school children to create fantastical maps.

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The Future of Flooding

BY SAMUEL BUDIN
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Samuel Lang Budin is a social documentary photographer living in Brooklyn and working primarily in the depressive realist mode. He makes 35mm and medium format slide shows about climate change anxiety, aging and death, naked people in their own homes, the personal discomforts of travel, and the encroaching sea. Just you wait!

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Educating with Food in the Hudson Valley

BY LAUREN MAPLES
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

"Teaching kids about food is a way to teach them about everything."

In Educating with Food in the Hudson Valley at PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16Lauren Maples walks us through the importance and strength of a sustainable, natural, and health-conscious education. While teaching yoga and dance in public schools, she developed the Bija approach - which strives to create a fulfilling and engaging educational experience. 

Lauren has danced with internationally acclaimed ballet companies including San Francisco Ballet and New York City Ballet, and holds a BA from New School. 

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The Art of Biology

BY MEHDI DOUMI
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Mehdi Doumi is from Algeria and England, studied biomedical engineering, and is a technical leader in Research and Innovation at L’Oreal USA - researching human perception of cosmetic products.  He has been part of NPO Ligo Project, promoting science in U.S. culture through humor and videography.  He also enjoys carpentry, improv, and drawing satirical cartoons.  Over the last 4 years he has committed himself to creating abstract artwork to any K-12 educator across the USA.  He hopes that each art piece stimulates student curiosity about math and science topics, especially in a challenging teaching environment.

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Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm

BY MARIA AIOLOVA
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

"Eating bugs is good for you, good for the planet, and good for the future!"

In "Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 18, architect Maria Aiolova discusses her obsession with cricket farming. Her firm, Terreform ONE, built a sustainable insect shelter on site to conduct extensive research on crickets - studying their growth, social development, and reproductive habits...before harvesting the adults and turning them into tasty treats!

Maria is an architect, educator, designer, and community builder in New York City. She is an innovator in ecological design, smart cities, sustainable urban infrastructure, water, transportation, and waste. Maria is a leader in interdisciplinary education focused on future cities.

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Buffalo Niagara by Design

BY ROBERT G. SHIBLEY
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 24, 2016

"What was I thinking when I came to Buffalo? ... I was coming to join a social movement in our city and region, and I dove in head first."

In Buffalo Niagara Design from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, Dean and Professor of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, Robert Shibley, recounts his recruitment to Buffalo as Department Chair, 35 years ago. Upon the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the department, Shibley discusses his work with architecture and planning students, faculty and community members on various urban planning projects in the region. Across an arc of a quarter century, the UB Urban Design Project and the UB Regional Institute have been key players in the evolution of a broad regional planning framework.

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Creativity and Play as Medicine

BY ANNA ATKINSON
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA

Transpersonal Arts Counsellor Anna Atkinson’s practice incorporates art, movement, creative writing, voice and body work. She explores the potential of creativity to impact on health and wellbeing. Anna gives the audience an insight into the true happiness the freedom that art can give to those who are willing to embrace it. 

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Medical students' education

Aleksey Dubinsky is training medical students. Main task of future technologies in medical students’ education is reducing the number of real patients and substitute them for artificial patient on the period of learning and training. Great tour to modern and future medical technologies presented on PKN vol. 7 FutureTechnologies Dnepropetrovsk.

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Future of Academies

Invested in your education, worked hard to get your diploma and still unsatisfied by your job, salary level and company? Johnny Kartakov investigated education system in the world and came out with the idea of training institution preparing high level professionals for well known global companies. 

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20 Tips How to Large a Start-up

Valeriy Grabko, Promo-Republic CEO & Founder, presented a brilliant speech on PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Start-up Vol. 9 on the topic “20 Tips How to Large a Start-up”. Based on his own experience he is giving advices connected with "10,000-hour" rule, stop watching TV and Richard Branson.

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Mindfulness in Education

How can mindfulness exercises change the shape of education? User experience designer Carolyn Chandler discusses the importance of not only educating the minds of young people, but their hearts as well. In "Mindfulness in Education" from a special Technology for Social Good edition of Table XI's Table Talks, she discusses the benefits of mindfulness exercises, and goes into depth on her work with UX for Good, an organization that partnered with the Dalai Lama Center for Peace in an effort to develop social and emotional skills for children as well as adults.

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How to Choose an Online Course

Positive and active guest from Kiev, Yuri Pidriz, CEO YPA Publishing House, in his presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Education gives professional advices how to choose the right online course and revealed trends of online education. 

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Multicoloured Virtual Team: How to Manage It?

How to make remote teams work? Maryna Trepova, partner in Siegel HR in Ukraine and CIS, business trainer, Siegel Human Resource in Kiev, made ​​a brilliant presentation "Multicoloured Virtual Team: How to Manage It" from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Education. All employees were divided by psychological typologies, and each was assigned with a color.  And each color possess different social roles in teams, communication tools and resources that it uses.

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E-Learning for Customer Training on the Example of SMM-school

Dmitry Tkachenko, managing partner at SMM Group in Kiev, from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Education «E-Learning for Customer Training on the Example of SMM-school" emphasizes on the acute shortage of specialists in this field, the inefficient use of social networks. One of the problems of specialists is "zero knowledge". Dmitry in his presentation shows all pros and cons of distance learning.

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Perfect Designers – Do They Exist?

He trained 200 people in the field of design. Sementiy Lobach, art-director at Freelance/Graphic Design Services from Odessa, in his presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Education shares his experience and gives vital tips in the field of design. 

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IT for Education

Alexey Dubinsky, a teacher from Dnipropetrovsk Medical Academy, presented in his presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Education his view on the development of education and shared experience in this field. Educational portal DMA was established and is functioning, online counseling and feedback from teachers in Skype and Facebook is being developed for medical students. There is an active digitization of content, useful for gaining knowledge in the medical field, and such systems as Moodle and Digital Health are being mastered. Most valuable assets are people and great attention should be paid to automation in healthcare industry that never stands still. Alexey Dubinsky urged not to throw away old and unwanted computers and transfer them to the needs of the Medical Academy for professional development of future doctors.

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MBA students embrace PechaKucha

No less than seven students, and for the first time, one member of MSM’s mentor program took the stage on Thursday 28 January for the annual New Year PechaKucha event, organized in collaboration with PechaKucha Maastricht.   For the third year, MBA students at MSM are invited to present their dreams, insights and visions to staff, friends, mentors, and MSM’s local business partners and stakeholders, by using the powerful PechaKucha presentation format. The PechaKucha concept is simple yet effective. Devised by Klein Dytham Architecture in Tokyo in 2003 as a fast-paced presentation format to pitch new ideas, each speaker presents 20 slides, each for 20 seconds. PechaKucha events have grown into valued platforms for inspiration, creativity and networking and are now taking place in close to 900 cities across the world. It has existed in Maastricht since 2009. After receiving a special introduction and coaching session by PechaKucha Maastricht co-organiser and MSM affiliate communications officer Sueli Brodin, seven MBA students from countries as varied as India, Lebanon, Yemen, Brazil, Zimbabwe and Trinidad and Tobago came forward and volunteered to take up the challenge. Upon hearing about the event, MBA program mentor Jan-Martin Ahrendt, from Maastricht’s expat center, enthusiastically decided to join them. They said they were motivated by the opportunity to share an inspiring story not only with the public at MSM but also later online with the rest of the world, through the PechaKucha Maastricht website.   The presenters were free to choose their own topics and own slides. Many of them fully embraced the chance to demonstrate their creativity. Mohammed Mahdi from Yemen said: “I wanted to talk about the ability of people to be resilient under extreme conditions, by taking the example of my own country. But I didn’t have enough pictures to illustrate my topic. So I asked my friends back home for help and they went on the streets to take photographs for me. One of them even designed the slides for me. I am very grateful for their help and want to credit them all.” The presentations were as informative and as varied in topic and in style: MBA32 students Gireesh  Shrivastava spoke about the extraordinary variety of religions and outings that make up the Indian culture, Antoine Jeha highlighted the value of emotional intelligence as a factor of synergy in the workplace, Anwer Azzan looked at the future of university education, Julia Taddei shared the compelling and dramatic story of the Old Chico river in her home region of Brazil, Beverly Best described a little known yet impressively successful model of regional integration within  the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). And last but not least, Ivy Musora inspired the audience with an insightful presentation on the priceless life lessons that can be learned from dogs. The topic chosen by MBA mentor Jan-Martin Ahrendt could not have been more suitable topic for the international MSM audience: he spoke about the relentless efforts of the Maastricht expat center to establish a regional network of institutions and service providers with the goal to create an attractive climate for internationals in the Maastricht Region. Mr. Ahrendt said he enjoyed this first PechaKucha experience. “Due to the 20×20 time frame I was very nervous before the presentation, but at the same time I was very much looking forward to it. It is a great way to present, to send a message and to draw people’s attention to it. Despite the variety of the topics presented, I did not lose my attention for a minute. The response of the students to my presentation afterwards was very enthusiastic,” he said.