This fall, Dr. Pruett will teach:
Welcome back to campus!!
We have had a great summer at the Pruett Gerontology Center but we are looking forward to seeing you and hearing about your summer!!
Read about the changes to your ACU campus from the Abilene Reporter-News.
Congratulations to our GERO Students as they Graduate from ACU this Sunday! May God’s blessings follow you and await you at every turn ~ Psalm 1:1
A Dozen Things For Every ACU Graduate To Remember:
- Develop a spirit of gratitude. ~1 Thessalonians 5:18
- Start by thanking God. ~1 Chronicles 16:34
- Then, thank your parents. ~Ephesians 6:2
- Keep learning. ~Proverbs 27:11; 1 Corinthians 2:15
- Fight any Tendency Toward Fear. ~ Deuteronomy 31:8
- Find or reconnect with a church home. ~Acts 2:42
- Rethink failure. ~Job 4:4; 1 Samuel 2:4 (Failure isn’t getting it wrong. It’s having never tried.)
- Take time to Reflect. ~Psalm 49:3
- Be Mindful of Your Thoughts and Turn them into Joy. ~2 Corinthians 10:5
- Let Love Be Your Guide: “Loved people love people.” ~Titus 3:14
- Remember, God will always love you. ~John 3:16
- Remember, you are enough: Moses didn’t think he was qualified enough. Gideon didn’t think he was strong enough. Sarah didn’t think she was young enough. The woman at the well didn’t think she was holy enough. Zacchaeus didn’t think he was tall enough. God takes you as you are. He’ll qualify you and strengthen you. He’ll give you what you need.
Readers, What advice would you give to a graduate?
As students continued studying for finals, a truly multinational audience arrived at the Global Learn conference in Limerick, Ireland, April 28 and 29, 2016. Educators from Paraguay, China, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Czech Republic, Australia, Canada, Israel, United Kingdom, Ireland, and USA attended the conference addressing ways to further the advancement and innovation in learning and technology.
PGC was included in the group and presented two papers:
Intergenerational Digital Storytelling Goes Global & Mobile:Images of Aging Photo Contest, by Dr. Charlie Pruett and Helen Teague
Social Justice Through Simulation: Blended Learning for Intergenerational Studies, by Dr. Charlie Pruett, Helen Teague, and Loo Kang WEE.
We appreciate the opportunity for collegial conversations and the free exchange of research practices!
QR Code and Resources for April 29 Global Learn Presentation ~ Intergenerational Digital Storytelling
QR Code and Resources for April 29 Global Learn Presentation ~ Intergenerational Digital Storytelling through the Images of Aging Photo Contest
Current Year Submissions
In Their Own Words: Students describe the stories behind their photos
Global Learn Presentation-Social Justice Through Simulation: Blended Learning for Intergenerational Studies
PGC’s research with the Aging Simulation is the subject of a paper accepted for presentation and publication at the Global Learn 2016 conference in Limerick, Ireland. #glearn #pgcacu
Social Justice Through Simulation: Blended Learning for Intergenerational Studies. This paper is the collaborative effort of Dr. Pruett, Helen Teague, and Loo Kang WEE of the Ministry of Education in Singapore.
At our Images of Aging Recognition Luncheon this week, a few students spoke about the stories behind their photo. Please listen to their recollections in this short video (takes a few seconds to load)
See also on YouTube: https://youtu.be/OhzW_FRGcvM
View all of this year’s Images of Aging posts.
Special thanks to Taylor Nix for video capture.
The Judges’ Choices for the Images of Aging Photo Contest Recipients of Merit were announced at the Images of Aging Awards Luncheon on Monday. The recipients for 2015 – 2016 are:
In the Mobile Category
In the Black & White Category
In the Color Category— it’s a Tie!