|On the Web|
He spends his spare time (when he has spare time) reading, roaming, drinking tea, or editing DentonWiki. He also has some exciting pass-times including, but not limited to: flying kites, foraging for mushrooms, swing dancing, programming, writing poetry, painting, learning Spanish, and performing Russian language rock music and English language pop on the cello.
What He Does Here
Andrew started this whole DentonWiki thing (inspired by the Davis Wiki). A few days after starting the site, RitchLudlow jumped in and contributed a huge amount to initial content development and advertising, making Ritch the cofounder.
When Andrew has a regular internet connection, he cleans up articles, researches Denton subjects, and tries to organize some of the site content.
Work at UNT
Andrew has been an officer of Glad, FMLA, and the FTA, as well as president of the UNT Math Club. He was also a 'cellist in the NOVA Ensemble for four years (to his knowledge, the only non-music major to have been in the ensemble at all). Every one of these organizations is awesome. He also worked in the math lab from fall of 2008 to spring of 2010. He graduated with a B.S. in mathematics and a minor in music.
Life After That
Andrew joined the Peace Corps and was sent to Ukraine in March of 2011. His primary project was teaching prep school students English in the city of Nikolaev (Mykolaiv). In addition, he taught courses in U.S. History and Culture and Creative Writing. He ran an English club at the Windows on America Center in the city library. He also ran film-making courses and Creative Writing courses at Petro Mohyla Black Sea State University. He maintained the International Outreach Coalition (IOC) website and developed curriculum for and worked as a counselor at the IOC camp MASCOT as well.
Besides his volunteer duties, he participated in a Russian language rock group 78 and wrote and directed a 15 minute Russian language film (English subtitles available). He was interviewed about the film on live television in Russian shortly before returning to the US.
He is now back in Texas painting a portrait of Ellen DeGeneres with a racoon. This will be followed by portraits of Miley Cyrus with an emu and Ru Paul with a pangolin.
Things I Think Need Doing on the Wiki
- More random Denton stuff! Trees and other plants, murals and monuments, more weird vehicles, a Denton freak bikes page - stuff I can't do from Ukraine.
- More details on the Denton and UNT pages and a lot of work on the TWU page.
- Pages for all of the colleges, academic buildings, and dorms at UNT.
- Individual pages for all public parks!
- A page dedicated to the city government.
- Pages for apartments describing service, costs, and so on.
- And, of course, more photos/videos everywhere.