Unscheduled Programs

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Sponsor Speaker Description
Rich Schreiner Chris Mize -- Historian, James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home James Whitcomb Riley--Hoosier Poet: (Sub: 6/15/2015) At the time of his death James Whitcomb Riley was one of the best known and loved poets in America. Until recently Indiana school kids grew up learning Riley poetry in school. Before he was a successful poet he was a sign painter and a travelling salesman for two patent medicine companies. Fortunately, when he died some his influential friends acquired the home he lived in the last twenty years of his life. Although virtually everyone knows his name, few Hoosiers are familiar with his very interesting life.
Steve Springer John Zehner -- Dr of Pharmacy, specializing in Nuclear Pharmacy Production of Nuclear Medicines: (Sub: 9/16/2015) Attributes and uses of nuclear medicines. Uses for diagnosis and treatment. How they are produced and distributed to the radiologist and hospitals.
Russell judd Franklin college president -- President Education: (Sub: 10/29/2015)
Carl Holl Dave Arland -- see his web site arlandcom.com Dave "The Gadget Guy" To Discuss "FBI vs Apple & Other Tech Topics!": (Sub: 3/4/2016) I heard him yesterday at Sertoma club along with two other Scientech members. An animated speaker, he discussed items at the recent Las Vegas electronics show as well as aspects of FBI vs Apple issue. He said he thought he had spoken to Scientech downtown years ago. (Speaker Comments: I said I'd get back to him about scheduling.)
Bill Stanley Mark Zelonis -- Recently retired Ruth Lilly Deputy Director of Environmental & Historic Preservation at the Indianapolis Museum of Art IMA's 100 Acres - THe Virginia Fairbanks Art and Nature Park: (Sub: 3/10/2017) This talk will cover the conceptional plan and construction of the Nature Park including many pictures of various exhibits in the Park.
Gerald Kurlander Gabriel Rosenberg,M.D. -- Grad. I.U, Director of Pediatrics Methodist Hospital. A New Approach to Treatment of Addiction: (Sub: 4/12/2017) Self Explanatory. Addiction treated by I. V. infusions. Anecdotal data is positive.
Joline Ohmart Mark Newman -- He is the Executive Director of the Indiana Office of Tour Development. Touring Indiana: (Also OK for Emergency Use)(Sub: 8/14/2017) His talk is about the many tourist destinations in the state. Many of them are not well known, but very interesting. He has an excellent slide presentation. (Speaker Comments: He spoke at my Sertoma Club. It was well received.)
Jeff Rasley Chris Lafave -- Chris Lafave is the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library Curator. He began volunteering at the Vonnegut in 2011 at the grand opening, became Curator in 2012. Vonnegut on the Planet: (Sub: 9/8/2017) Kurt Vonnegut had a way of looking at our earthly problems with a satirical eye, a biting sense of humor that could also be warm and forgiving, his father once criticized him for never writing a story with a villain in it. This is how Kurt managed to be the author of the quote "your planet's immune system is trying to get rid of you" while also writing "there's only one thing I know babies, you've got to be kind." Come join Vonnegut Library curator Chris Lafave for a discussion of satire on the human condition, especially in how in relates to today's environmental crises.
Joline Ohmart Eugene Tardy, M.D., F.A.C.S. -- Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology,Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Illinois School of Medicine, Chicago. Gene Tardy is recognized foremost nationally and internationally for his contributions to medical education and innovative surgical techniques in facial plastic surgery and rhinoplasty. Medney Eugene Tardy III, the oldest of four children, grew up in southern Indiana. He attended Bloomington High School, graduating academically as the top male student in his class, captained the tennis team, and captured the Indiana State Boys as well as Junior State tennis titles. Indiana University awarded him a varsity tennis scholarship, where he competed for 3 years and earned an AB degree in Biology and Zoology before entering medical school at Indiana University in 1956. His general internship was spent at Tampa General Hospital, where he continued his training in General/Cardiovascular Surgery until being drafted into the US Air Force during the Berlin crisis. After attending Flight Surgeon’s school, he was appointed Commander of the 838th TAC Hospital, and earned the USAF Flight Surgeon of the Year award in 1961. A highlight of military service involved selection as the medical officer and consultant for the Special Forces HALO (high altitude low opening) parachute project, where he was awarded the US Air Force Air Medal for rescuing a paratrooper entangled in a harness during an open hatch parachute drop at 43,000 feet. Dr. Tardy completed his residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Illinois in Chicago as the Executive Resident, completing a post-residency Fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery which led to an offer of an academic position in the department in 1968. Tardy founded the first Facial Plastic Surgery Division within the department, and served as the consultant for the Craniofacial Anomalies Center of the university. During his career he simultaneously held the titles of Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology at both the University of Illinois and also Indiana University School of Medicine, as well as Instructor at Northwestern University. Among other professional leadership responsibilities, during his career Tardy was elected as President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, President of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, and President of the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. Honorary Fellowships and memberships have been awarded to Tardy by the Jacques Joseph Society, The Royal College of Medicine of Great Britain, the Australian Society of Otolaryngology, the South African Society of Otolaryngology, the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, the German Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the Austrian Academy of Otolaryngology, the German Society for ENT-Head and Neck Surgery, the Rhinoplasty Society, the Polish Society of Rhinology, the Philippine Society of Otolaryngology, the Brazilian Society Plastic Surgical Society, the Malaysian Society of Otolaryngology, among others. Tardy served as the founder of the international journal Facial Plastic Surgery as well as on the editorial boards of the Archives of Otolaryngology, the Laryngoscope, the Annals of Otolaryngology, the AMA Archives of Otolaryngology, the Yugoslavian Journal of Otolaryngology, among others. In 2005, the inaugural M. Eugene Tardy, MD Lectureship in Facial Plastic Surgery and the Humanitieswas established at the University of Illinois, held in conjunction with the Department of Otolaryngology’s Alumni Day. In 2006, the Gene Tardy Scholar in Facial Plastic Surgery and the Humanities was established at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Foundation honored Tardy as their inaugural “Legend of Otolaryngology” in 2016. Academic contributions include the authoring or co-authoring of 19 medical textbooks, over 160 scientific articles and 20 medical movies and surgical videotapes. He has participated at over 400 venues as guest professor/faculty lecturer and visiting surgeon at universities world-wide. During his years of practice and teaching Tardy was regularly cited as one of the “Best Doctors in America” in Chicago magazine, Harpers Bazaar, Town and Country and Good Housekeeping. He continues to teach and lecture as Emeritus Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Illinois in Chicago, as well as at national and international venues. Of his accomplishments, Dr. Tardy is most proud of and gratified by the continuing achievements of the over 40 personal Fellows who have trained with him in his Chicago program. Dr. Tardy is married to Martha Heindel Tardy, with three daughters and seven grandchildren. Lewis and Clark Expedition: (Sub: 9/10/2017) Interesting power point presentation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. (Speaker Comments: He gave the presentation to my Sertoma Club, where it was very well received.)
Bonnie Carter Shirley M. Mueller, MD -- Guest curator, Indianapolis Museum of Art. Her CV can be found at academia.com where her decorative arts papers are featured. She is board certified in Neurology & Psychiatry. Art and Neuroscience: (Sub: 9/24/2017) Between 2002 and 2012, museum attendance dropped by 30%. Museums took notice. At the Indianapolis Museum of Art in Indianapolis, IN, we are attempting to reverse this trend by developing our gardens and art park—thereby bringing in new visitors through nature But, what of museums that don’t have the privilege of expanding as we do in Indianapolis? What are their options? Frankly, there are few. Among them, however, is the opportunity to make art more accessible and meaningful to visitors by relating it directly to them. This means that if a visitor can acquire neuropsychological insights at an exhibit that applies to and help them, they are more likely to come. This concept is the thrust of the proposed presentation using the exhibit, "Elegance from the East: New Insights into Old Porcelain," as the example. (Speaker Comments: This is the first exhibit of its kind that integrates neuroscience and art. There will be a 3-day conference Dec. 1-3 at the Helix Center in NYC featuring the video of the exhibit.)


Sponsor Description
Jim Bettner Tour of the Rolls-Royce/Allison Heritage Museum : (Sub: 7/24/2017) The Rolls-Royce/Allison Heritage Museum has moved to a downtown Meridian street location. The tour will consist of a brief lecture on the History of the Allison/Rolls-Royce relationship with a tour of several of the current and past history of gas turbine engine products on display in the museum.