A Dozen Things For Every ACU Graduate To Remember

0 Commentsby   |  05.06.16  |  GERO Student Focus, Never Give Up

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

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A Dozen Things For Every ACU Graduate To Remember:

  1. Develop a spirit of gratitude. ~1 Thessalonians 5:18
  2. Start by thanking God. ~1 Chronicles 16:34
  3. Then, thank your parents. ~Ephesians 6:2
  4. Keep learning. ~Proverbs 27:11;  1 Corinthians 2:15
  5. Fight any Tendency Toward Fear. ~ Deuteronomy 31:8     
  6. Find or reconnect with a church home. ~Acts 2:42
  7. Rethink failure. ~Job 4:4;  1 Samuel 2:4 (Failure isn’t getting it wrong. It’s having never tried.)
  8. Take time to Reflect. ~Psalm 49:3
  9. Be Mindful of Your Thoughts and Turn them into Joy. ~2 Corinthians 10:5
  10. Let Love Be Your Guide: “Loved people love people.” ~Titus 3:14
  11. Remember, God will always love you. ~John 3:16
  12. 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?

 


 

Photo credit
list adapted from jenniferdukeslee.com

Special Thanks for Global Learn Conference Experience

0 Commentsby   |  05.01.16  |  Announcements

Global Learn 2

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

and

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!

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#glearn   #pgcacu

 


 

QR Code and Resources for April 29 Global Learn Presentation ~ Intergenerational Digital Storytelling

0 Commentsby   |  04.29.16  |  Announcements, Images of Aging, Intergenerational Focus

QR Code and Resources for April 29 Global Learn Presentation ~ Intergenerational Digital Storytelling through the Images of Aging Photo Contest

http://blogs.acu.edu/imagesofaging/files/2016/03/ZQR-Code-Images-blog-10-11-e1456873846153.png

Images of Aging Blog

Current Year Submissions

 

In Their Own Words: Students describe the stories behind their photos

#glearn  #PGCACU


 

Global Learn Presentation-Social Justice Through Simulation: Blended Learning for Intergenerational Studies

0 Commentsby   |  04.27.16  |  GERO Student Focus, Intergenerational Focus

Social Justice Through Simulation: Blended Learning for Intergenerational Studies

Aging Simulation Social Justice Cover Slide

 

Link: https://www.emaze.com/@ACZZQIOO/aging-simulation-glearn?autoplay&redaolon

 

 


 

QR Code for Aging Simulation Presentation at Global Learn in Ireland

0 Commentsby   |  04.26.16  |  Uncategorized

“Social Justice Through Simulation: Blended Learning for Intergenerational Studies” 4-28-16- 10:30am – 11:00am
By Helen Teague, Dr. Charlie Pruett, and L.K. Wee and featuring our students and our friends!

Click on this QR-Code to view this session:

QR Code for Aging Simulation Presentation

 

 


 

PGC Presents Intergenerational Research at the Global Learn Conference In Ireland

0 Commentsby   |  04.25.16  |  Announcements

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.

 

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Images of Aging Photo Contest ~ In Their Own Words…

0 Commentsby   |  04.21.16  |  GERO Student Focus, Images of Aging

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.

 

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Announcing the Images of Aging Photo Contest Recipients of Merit 2015 – 2016

0 Commentsby   |  04.20.16  |  Announcements, GERO Student Focus, Images of Aging

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

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“Proud” by Natalie Hudson, a senior Communications Disorders Major

and

"Three Generations Of Generosity" by Adelaide Rich, a senior Communications Disorders Major

“Three Generations Of Generosity” by Adelaide Rich, a senior Communications Disorders Major

And

In the Black & White Category

"Working Spirit" by Cale Singleton, a December graduate in the Family Studies department

“Working Spirit” by Cale Singleton, a December graduate in the Family Studies department

and

"Brave New World" by Corey Williams, a Junior Family Studies Major

“Brave New World” by Corey Williams, a Junior Family Studies Major

And

In the Color Category— it’s a Tie!

"Have a Drink" by Corey Williams, a Junior Family Studies major

“Have a Drink” by Corey Williams, a Junior Family Studies major

and

"Geronimo" by Mandy Rama, a Senior Family Studies Major

“Geronimo” by Mandy Rama, a Senior Family Studies Major

Congratulations!!!

A Stupendous Year for Images of Aging!

0 Commentsby   |  04.15.16  |  Announcements, GERO Student Focus, Images of Aging

So excited about our stupendous picture reflecting active older adults, and their family members who admire, love, and support them. We will be announcing the photos receiving the judges’ recognition on Monday, April 18th.

Click on the Movie Photo below to see a video retrospective of this year’s photos.

 

#PGCACU

Movie Link


 

PGC Gives Free Hugs for ACU Students!

0 Commentsby   |  04.07.16  |  GERO Student Focus

During Careers and Awareness of Aging week this week, one of our most popular events is the “Free Hugs.” This is one hour where several of our sweetest adults greet our ACU students as they enter the Campus Center, offer a hug and encouragement. Yesterday members of the Gerontological Honor Society, Sigma Phi Omega invited friends from University Place to be the Chief Huggers at their “Free Hugs!” event.

Special thanks to “Chief Huggers” Don & Pauletta McConathy, Jeannie Taylor, Leola Ouellette, Sylvia Paulk, Jean Warren, Joy Nunnally, and Shelly Drennan, Sales & Marketing Director at University Place. Also, thank you to Sigma Phi Omega members, Ashley Bryan, Natalie Hudson, and Addie Rich!  #CIAW
(To see our fun movie, please click on the picture)

Free Hugs 2016

 

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