Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Emma C. Johnson, Academic Résumé


DEGREES
Master of Arts, Central Michigan University, 2022 (Expected)
History

Bachelor of Arts, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, 2008
English

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2005
Painting, Photography

EDUCATION

Central Michigan University, Master of Arts, 2020-2022 (Expected)
History, French, German

Delta College, 2012-2015
French, physics, math, piano, biology, inorganic & organic chemistry

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Bachelor of Arts, English, 2006–2008
English, writing, German, film studies 
Fluent in German, U of M Language Proficiency Exam, 1/16/09

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, National Student Exchange, 2007-2008
English, German, interactive design

Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography, Painting, 2000–2005
Fine art, media arts, graphic design, art history

Macalester College, Macalester Exchange Program, 2003
Philosophy

Parsons Paris School of Art and Design, Study Abroad, Fall 2002
Fine art, French

Michigan Technological University, Post-secondary option and MiCUP/MI-LSAMP, 1999-2000, 2015
Art, writing, psychology, economics; statistics

LANGUAGES
German, 5 semesters, University of MN & Rutgers (2006-2008), Self-study (2020-Present)

French, 2 semesters, Parsons Paris (2002), Delta College (2013), Self-study (2016 – Present)

Mandarin, 10 weeks, Chinese Cultural Ongoing Program (CCOP), Midland, MI (2011)

Spanish, 3.5 years, Houghton High School, Houghton, MI (1995-1998)

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
Co-presenter, "From Writing Center to WRIT: Adding Reading & Technology Services to Our Writing Center." International Writing Centers Association Conference "Writing Center (r)Evolutions," Pittsburgh, PA, 9 Oct 2015.

“Darkytown Rebellion Installation: Viewers become a Kara Walker live action film” Voices from the Gaps, University of Minnesota, 22 May 2013. Online. http://web.archive.org/web/20141015204932/http://voices.cla.umn.edu/essays/essays/DarkytownRebellion.html

“Kara Walker”
Voices from the Gaps, University of Minnesota, 20 May 2013. Online.
http://web.archive.org/web/20150422015808/http://voices.cla.umn.edu/artistpages/karaWalker.html

SCHOLARSHIPS
*European Union’s Erasmus+ exchange program grant, Spring 2021 (Central Michigan University and Friedrich-Schiller-Universität)
*Semester Abroad Tuition Waiver, Spring 2021 (Central Michigan University, History Department for Friedrich-Schiller-Universität)
*Graduate Assistantship, Fall 2020 (Central Michigan University)
*Grow with Google Developer Scholarship, 2018 (Google/Udacity)
*Grow with Google Challenge Scholarship, 2018 (Google/Udacity)
*Scott Kennedy Memorial Scholarship, 2017 (Interfaith Peace-Builders)
*Helen M. Casey Center for Nonviolence, 2017 (for Interfaith Peace-Builders delegation)
*Coca-Cola Scholarship, 2015-16 (Delta College)
*Zonta Club of Midland Scholarship, 2014-15 (Midland Area Community Foundation for Delta College)
*Arthur J. and Bette L. Fisher Scholarship, 2014-15 (Delta College)
*M. Seth Babcock Scholarship, 2013-14 (Delta College)
*First United Methodist Church of Midland, MI, 2011 (funds for mission trip to Chiang Mai)
*Cari-DeWall Obst Uptown Association Scholarship, 2002-03, 2003-04 (Minneapolis College of Art and Design)
*Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Scholarship (Copper Country Suzuki Association private and group violin lessons)
*Houghton High School Music Boosters, Band Camp Scholarship, 1996-1999

ACHIEVEMENTS
*Silver Medal, Adult Artistic, Skate Midland, 9 Nov 2019 (U.S. Figure Skating)
*Gold Medal, Adult 3 CM, Skate Midland, 9 Nov 2019 (U.S. Figure Skating)
*Gold Medal, Adult 3 FS, Skate Midland, 9 Nov 2019 (U.S. Figure Skating)
*Gold Medal, Adult 1 CM, Skate Midland, 3 Nov 2018 (U.S. Figure Skating)
*President's List, Delta College, Winter 2013
*Honorable Mention, Column, Serious, Michigan Community College Press Association, “Investing in universal pre-school is a step in the right direction, ” 2013
*Dean's List, University of Minnesota, b/w 2006-2008
*Winner for best art piece in the Ivory Tower Art and Literary Magazine published by the University of Minnesota, 2009
*Dean's List, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, b/w 2000-2005
*Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program grant (UROP), University of Minnesota, 2007
*Girl Scout Gold Award, 2000 (organized forum “The Environment: How To Use Resources Wisely,” Houghton, MI)
*Invitation from Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) to participate in Youth Arts Festival All-State Honors Orchestra in Ann Arbor, MI, 2000
*Honor Roll, Houghton High School, 1996-2000
*Flutist, 6 district and state Band Festival, Michigan, 1996-2000
*Violinist, 9 district and state Solo & Ensemble, Michigan and Iowa, 1994-2000
*Houghton High School Choir, 1 District Choir Festival, Michigan, 1996

COMMUNITY SERVICE
*Delegate, Activist, Eyewitness Palestine (fmr. IFPB), 2017-Present
*Violinist, Midland Community Orchestra, 2009-Present
*Violinist, First United Methodist Church Orchestra, 2009-2012
*Volunteer, mission trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2011
*Volunteer Filmmaker, MCTV, 2009-2010
*Volunteer, Radio K, University of Minnesota, 2006-2007
*Member, Radio MCAD, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2003-2005
*Member, National Honors Society, Houghton High School, 1999-2000
*President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Member (Troop #55 rotated roles), Girl Scouts, 1988-2000
*Volunteer, Appalachia, Red Bird Mission, 1998

WRITING
·       Mondoweiss – News & Opinion About Palestine, Israel & the United States, 2020
·       517 Magazine, 2020
·       Midland County Review, 2011-2016
·       Midland Daily News / Hearst Corporation, 2009-2020
·       SOLŪTIŌ Web Marketing & Design, a division of AMPM, 2017-2020
·       Great Lakes Bay Magazine, 2011-2020
·       Greater Lansing Business Monthly, 2019-2020
·       SOLV Marketing Agency, 2017-2019
·       The Delta Collegiate, 2012-2013
·       ClearRiver Advertising & Marketing, 2010
·       University of Minnesota, 2007

ART
Exhibited work in 30 exhibitions nationally and internationally (2 solo shows) from 2001-Present.
Work in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, video, and websites.

ACTIVISM
Delegate, Eyewitness Palestine (fmr. Interfaith Peace-Builders), 13-26 May 2017
Delegation #61 to Palestine/Israel: “Incarceration, Detention, and Political Prisoners.” Co-sponsored by CODEPINK: Women for Peace and Defense for Children International – Palestine

Give public presentations. See 1.5-hour presentation “What I Witnessed in Palestine/Israel” that was broadcast 68 times on MCTV: https://youtu.be/LORWnYBWUO8

TEACHING
Graduate Assistant, Department of History, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI, Fall 2020

Center Educator, Midland Center for the Arts & Spark!Lab Smithsonian, Midland, MI, 2009-Present

Consultant, WRIT Center, Delta College, University Center, MI, 2013-2015

Art Instructor, Creative 360, Midland, MI, 2009-2012

Tutor, Plangere Writing Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 2007

Learning Center Tutor, The Learning Center, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, 2003-2005

Teaching Assistant, 16 mm Production, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Spring 2005

Monday, June 22, 2020

Re-print: “From Minneapolis to Palestine, we must end systemic racism”


Mondoweiss – News & Opinion About Palestine, Israel & the United States, 22 June 2020. Online. https://mondoweiss.net/2020/06/from-minneapolis-to-palestine-we-must-end-systemic-racism/

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Coloring contest!

Before

After
2020 Shar coloring contest, adult category (Colored pencil, pencil, tracing paper, and tape on 8.5x11" paper, June 18-19, 2020)

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Awards


*European Union’s Erasmus+ exchange program grant, Spring 2021 (Central Michigan University and Friedrich-Schiller-Universität)
*Semester Abroad Tuition Waiver, Spring 2021 (Central Michigan University, History Department for Friedrich-Schiller-Universität)
*Graduate Assistantship, Fall 2020 (Central Michigan University)
*Silver Medal, Adult Artistic, Skate Midland, 9 Nov 2019 (U.S. Figure Skating)
*Gold Medal, Adult 3 CM, Skate Midland, 9 Nov 2019 (U.S. Figure Skating)
*Gold Medal, Adult 3 FS, Skate Midland, 9 Nov 2019 (U.S. Figure Skating)
*Gold Medal, Adult 1 CM, Skate Midland, 3 Nov 2018 (U.S. Figure Skating)
*Grow with Google Developer Scholarship, 2018 (Google/Udacity)
*Grow with Google Challenge Scholarship, 2018 (Google/Udacity)
*Scott Kennedy Memorial Scholarship, 2017 (Interfaith Peace-Builders)
*Helen M. Casey Center for Nonviolence, 2017 (for IFPB delegation)
*Coca-Cola Scholarship, 2015-16 (Delta College)
*Zonta Club of Midland Scholarship, 2014-15 (Midland Area Community Foundation for Delta College)
*Arthur J. and Bette L. Fisher Scholarship, 2014-15 (Delta College)
*M. Seth Babcock Scholarship, 2013-14 (Delta College)
*President's List, Delta College, Winter 2013
*Honorable Mention, Column, Serious, Michigan Community College Press Association, “Investing in universal pre-school is a step in the right direction, ” 2013
*First United Methodist Church of Midland, MI, 2011 (for mission trip to Chiang Mai)  
*Dean's List, University of Minnesota, 2006-2008
*Winner for best art piece in the Ivory Tower Art and Literary Magazine published by the University of Minnesota, 2009
*Dean's List, MCAD, 2000-2005
*Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program grant (UROP), University of Minnesota, 2007
*Cari-DeWall Obst Uptown Association Scholarship, 2002-03, 2003-04 (MCAD)
*Girl Scout Gold Award, 2000
*Invitation from MSBOA to participate in Youth Arts Festival All-State Honors Orchestra in Ann Arbor, MI, 2000
*Honor Roll, Houghton High School, 1996-2000
*Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, scholarship (Copper Country Suzuki Association private and group violin lessons)
*Houghton High School Music Boosters, Band Camp Scholarship, 1996-1999

Friday, June 5, 2020

From Minneapolis to Palestine, we must end systemic racism [Op-Ed]

Op-Ed on George Floyd, written June 1, 2020.

Millions of people in the U.S. and around the world have viewed the videos of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis by a white police officer and three additional white police officers aiding in the killing.

It has sparked outrage that the officer with his knee on the neck of George Floyd, who pleaded that he could not breathe, was not originally arrested and the consequences for the other three are yet to be determined. Seeing this happen in South Minneapolis is hard because I used to live there.

Traveling to Palestine/Israel on a delegation in 2017, when I returned to the States I viewed race relations here at home with a sharper lens by seeing parallels to Palestine.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

From Minneapolis to Palestine [Pictures]

A mural of George Floyd, who was murdered by police in Minneapolis, can be juxtaposed with murals of Palestinians murdered by the Israeli military at a refugee camp in Palestine/Israel. Recently President Trump stated his intention to deploy military across the United States to quell protests. In the U.S., the treatment of African Americans by law enforcement resembles the way the Israeli military treats Palestinians in Israel's effort to "ethnically cleanse" Palestine/Israel.

Photo above by Lorie Shaull via flickr. The George Floyd mural outside Cup Foods at Chicago Ave. and E. 38th St. in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Photo by Emma Johnson. Murals of refugees murdered by the Israeli military in the Deheisheh Refugee Camp in Palestine/Israel. The question mark posits, "Who will be next?"

Monday, May 11, 2020

Compass works to help LGBT during COVID-19 and beyond


Midland Daily News, 11 May 2020: XX.