Images of Aging Photo Contest Winners

0 Commentsby   |  04.14.14  |  Announcements, GERO Student Focus, Images of Aging

Our Images of Aging Photo Contest winners reflected a continuum of life events.

Recognition at our awards luncheon spotlighted the following students from several curricular majors.

In the Mobile category, congratulations to Asia Todd (Journalism and Mass Communication Major for
“No Hour of the Day is Wasted that is Spent in the Saddle”

No Hour of the Day is Wasted

 

Honorable Mention was awarded to Becca Clay, Communications and Speech Disorders graduate student for“‘Till Death Do We Part”

TillDeathDoWePart

 

In the Color category, congratulations to Asia Todd, Journalism and Mass Communication major for
“A Smile That’s Always in Style”

A Smile Thats Always in Style

 

Honorable Mention was awarded to Adelaide Rich, Communications and Speech Disorders Major for“Livin’ the Dream”

LivinTheDream

 

In the Black and White category, congratulations to Abby Butler, Composite, Interdisciplinary major for
“Monkey Business”

Monkey Business

 

Honorable Mention was awarded to Asia Todd, Journalism and Mass Communications major for
“Calm in the Chaos”

Calm in the Chaos

What a fantastic year for photos! We consider any and all who entered a real winner!

Check back here for a complete gallery of photos!

 

 

 

Free Hugs!

0 Commentsby   |  04.11.14  |  GERO Student Focus

Today was Free Hugs Friday in the Campus Center!

Free Hugs is a Pruett Gerontology Center event held right before finals that’s lots of fun and a great way to connect students with older friends in a very encouraging way.

Did you get your hug?

Free Hugs Video

Thanks to Ralph, Jenise, Linda, and Virginia!

Special thanks to organizer and photographer, Laura Baxter!

 


 

PGC’s Free Movie Night Tomorrow!

0 Commentsby   |  04.09.14  |  Announcements, GERO Student Focus

Pruett Gerontology Center will be hosting a free movie night next month . The film we will be showing is “Age of Champions” about a group of 5 older adults ranging from 70s-100 years of age who train for and compete in a Senior Olympics event biannually. It is specifically about the Senior Olympics held in Austin, Texas in 2009.

More than 1,000 organizations including Stanford, YMCA, and the Mayo Clinic have successfully used the film to start a positive conversation about aging.

You are invited to join us for this fun film night:  tomorrow, Thursday, April 10 at 6:00 in Bible 114

PGC Movie Night


 

Careers in Aging Week~ You Are Invited

0 Commentsby   |  04.06.14  |  Announcements, GERO Student Focus

Bringing greater awareness and visibility to the wide-ranging career opportunities in aging and aging research.

CareersInAgingWeek2014

We’re celebrating Careers in Aging Week (CIAW) this week April 6-12, 2014! Please join us!

Activities include:

Informational Awareness Spotlight Center: Monday – Friday- 11:00am – 1:00pm in the Campus Center

Images of Aging Awards Luncheon: Tuesday, 11:30-12:20pm- Living Room of the Campus Center

Campus Movie Night: Thursday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Age of Champions Movie – Bible Building, Theater in 114

Free Hugs! – Friday! 11:30am-12:30pm all around and within the Campus Center

 

Please plan to join us!!!

 

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Careers in Aging Week sponsored by Pruett Gerontology Center, The Gerontological Society of America, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education

 


 

 

Careers in Aging Week (CIAW) April 6-12

0 Commentsby   |  04.04.14  |  Announcements, GERO Student Focus

Bringing greater awareness and visibility to the wide-ranging career opportunities in aging and aging research.

CareersInAgingWeekPreEventPic

Please join us next week as we celebrate Careers in Aging Week (CIAW) next week April 6-12, 2014!

Activities include:

Informational Awareness Spotlight Center: Monday – Friday- 11:00am – 1:00pm in the Campus Center

Images of Aging Awards Luncheon: Tuesday, 11:30-12:20pm- Living Room of the Campus Center

Campus Movie Night: Thursday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Age of Champions Movie – Bible Building, Theater in 114

Free Hugs! - Friday! 11:30am-12:30pm all around and within the Campus Center

Please plan to join us!!!

 

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Careers in Aging Week sponsored by Pruett Gerontology Center, The Gerontological Society of America, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education

 


 

 

Gero Students Present Research at the Undergraduate Research Roundtable today

0 Commentsby   |  04.01.14  |  GERO Student Focus, News

Congratulations to Sarah Agee and Mathew Molina on their successful research presentations at the 6th Annual ACU Undergraduate Research Festival. ACU’s annual Undergraduate Research Festival features speeches and posters by students from every field. More than 160 students from over 20 departments gave verbal and poster presentations of their original research on a wide variety of topics in the arts, humanities, social sciences, engineering, technology, science and mathematics. presentations. Today’s festival marked the largest undergraduate research festival in ACU History.

SarahAgee

 

Sarah Agee, Senior Social Work major from Cedar Hill, Texas was the first presenter at today’s Undergraduate Research festival. Sarah’s research on oral stories of African-American preachers is funded by the Aging Studies Research grant mentored by Dr. Carisse Berryhill, Associate Dean for Digital Initiatives, Special Collections, and University Archives at ACU’s Brown Library.

 

 

MatMolina
Gero student, Mathew Molina’s presented his research on parental concerns about early childhood vaccinations was featured on the ACU Research Roundup website at this link http://www.acu.edu/news/2013/130823-summer-research-2013-roundup.html

“Research that isn’t shared with others has little value, so having an opportunity for our students to communicate the findings from research they’ve been conducting all year is quite important,” says Dr. Autumn Sutherlin, director of undergraduate research and associate professor of chemistry/biochemistry. “Our festival allows others to see the exciting things going on in research here on a wide variety of topics.”

The festival highlighted the impressive efforts of many students who participate in real-world, hands-on research across multiple disciplines. Students work with faculty members on research projects, often earning publication in scholarly journals and gaining experience prized by employers and graduate schools.

Congratulations Sarah and Mathew!

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Photo of Mathew Molina, courtesy of PGC Student Associate Laura Baxter


 

PGC’s Free Movie Night Thursday April 10

0 Commentsby   |  03.27.14  |  Announcements, GERO Student Focus

Pruett Gerontology Center will be hosting a free movie night next month . The film we will be showing is a PBS documentary called “Age of Champions” and it is about a group of 5 older adults ranging from 70s-100 years of age who train for and compete in a Senior Olympics event biannually. It is specifically about the Senior Olympics held in Austin, Texas in 2009.

More than 1,000 organizations including Stanford, YMCA, and the Mayo Clinic have successfully used the film to start a positive conversation about aging.

You are invited to join us for this fun film night:  Thursday, April 10 at 6:00 in Bible 114

Click to preview the video:

Age Of Champions

Hope to see  you there!


 

 

Thank you for your Images of Aging Photo Submissions

0 Commentsby   |  03.23.14  |  Announcements, Images of Aging

Thank you for your submissions

 


 

Images of Aging Contest Featured in the ACU Optimist

0 Commentsby   |  03.20.14  |  Announcements, Images of Aging

Thank you to reporter Micah Hermsdorf of the ACU Optimist campus newspaper, for her coverage of our Images of Aging contest in Wednesday’s Optimist newspaper. Remember the due date for photo submissions is tomorrow, Friday, March 21st, by midnight.

Click here for submission details.

Images of Aging Optimist Story

 


 

Images of Aging Photo Contest Due Date Extended until Friday, March 21

0 Commentsby   |  03.14.14  |  Announcements, GERO Student Focus

images of aging photo contest due date extended

Brush off your lens and submit your photo today to the Images of Aging Photo Contest.

Click over to our information page http://blogs.acu.edu/imagesofaging/ for all the information you need!