Speaker Date Topic
Kim Fix Jun 04, 2018
Metroparks - Get Out and Play!
Metroparks - Get Out and Play!

Kim Fix is the Community Outreach / Marketing Coordinator for the Huron-Clinton Metroparks which is a regional park system in Southeastern Michigan.  Located along the Huron and Clinton rivers, the Huron-Clinton Metroparks consist of 13 beautiful parks covering 25,000 acres in Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties.
Kim has more than 12 years of experience in marketing, promotions, events and community outreach.  Kim began her career with Huron-Clinton Metroparks in 2017. Kim has Bachelor of Science in Communications and Marketing from Eastern Michigan University. 
In her free time, Kim enjoys kayaking, biking, golfing, reading, spending time with her husband, Erik and playing with her 7-year-old daughter Aubrey.

 

Dr. Annis Pratt, Professor Emerita Jun 11, 2018
How did a serious academic scholar wind up writing adventure novels?
How did a serious academic scholar wind up writing adventure novels?

I was born in New York City but moved to Birmingham with my late husband, Dr. Henry Pratt, whose parents Martha and Edmund Pratt were longtime Birmingham residents. In my career as a Professor of English I taught at Emory University and Spelman College in Atlanta before completing my career at the University of Wisconsin. As Henry was a professor at Wayne State we had a commuting marriage. My daughter Faith Hopp is also a professor at Wayne State and my daughter Lorien is CEO of a computer business. I have four grandchildren.
    My three academic books are about how authors use mythology in literature, but when I retired I decided to write novels myself. The result was The Infinite Games series which will be the topic of my talk today.