Peter Green (Music) just did a “virtual performance” with an organist on the East Coast. The past few summers he has flown there and done concerts with piano & organ (duet) but since he couldn’t do that this summer, Peter had the organist record his part on the organ in Maine, and then he used the acappella app to add his part on piano from his living room. It was a lot of fun! There are a couple of solos in there too. Here’s the link.
John Lynch (English) got two badges this summer: OEI and OER
He is also among the finalists in a black lives matter poetry contest, which you can find here: https://allpoetry.com/contest
Stacy Bradshaw (Speech & Mass Communication) is surviving quarantine with her loving husband of 19 years, lawyer Vincent Bradshaw.
This included re-allocating his home law office to a recording studio, moving boxes to storage and double sessions to shred archive legal files.
Stacy humbly completed summer classes to earn 3 digital badges through @ONE for 10-10-10 Communication that Matters, Assessment in Digital Learning, and Creating Accessible Courses.
She is on the SPOT certified list at Mt. San Antonio College, and also eligible to teach Distance Education at Pasadena City College and Chaffey College. The first experience at Glendale Community teaching online was NOT successful and faculty in Language Arts had to take over and carry the course load. So it is a relief to share now that 120 additional hours of training has been completed to support online instruction during the pandemic.
he family is re-reading On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder. They are also reading Caste by Isabel Wilkerson, Separated by Jacob Soboroff, Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD.
Joanna Parypinski (English) recently celebrated the release of her Gothic horror novel published by Crooked Lane Books: It Will Just Be Us, published under the pseudonym Jo Kaplan. Publisher’s Weekly called the book a “rich, dense supernatural thriller.”
Not only is she excited about the release of the novel, but she is also amazed and delighted that It Will Just Be Us has been optioned for film/TV by Ill Kippers, the production company owned by Game of Thrones’s Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (who she met on Zoom, and he’s very nice!). The option deal was recently announced on Deadline.
Michelle Stonis (History) was ecstatic to present studio-wide trainings three times at Walt Disney Animation Studios over the last year. She spoke on feminist issues surrounding body image, intersectionality, representation, and women in pop culture. At Disney she consulted on a Disney animated short and provided research. Michelle was also was an invited speaker and consultant for a newer animation studio that will be releasing their first animated feature in Spring 2021. All of the time she's spent watching cartoons with her daughters is paying off.
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