How did your first week progress? As you attended to your classes and met your teachers, read your syllabus, and learned of the learning opportunities ahead, it all may have seemed a bit overwhelming.
Consider your fellow students back in early days of ACU. They went to school on Saturdays! Yes, Saturdays! It wasn’t until 1972 that Saturday classes were replaced by a five-day week, with the first classes beginning at 7:30am!
The tradition of attending class on Labor Day does continue however.
Remember, unless directed by your professor, classes will meet on Monday, Labor Day, September 1, 2014.
Your Pruett Gerontology Offices will be open as well.
Studying Gerontology gives you the opportunity to make someone’s life better!
Because of the rapid growth of the aging community, a certificate in Gerontology is a great add-on for any major. Even if you are undecided about working with the population of older adults, you will find relating to older friends and family more natural and rewarding as a result of your studies in the Gerontology department. The ACU Pruett Gerontology Certificate encompasses 15 hours which includes 9 hours of required classes and 6 hours of electives. There is a practicum tailored to the GERO student’s interests and future career goals. A minor in Aging Studies is also on the horizon!
Come by the PGC office (Admin 118) to learn more!!
Gerontology Department Program Statement
Picture Source~~”Time Spent” by Liz McClellan, courtesy of the PGC Images of Aging Photo Contest
Today is National Senior Citizens’ Day!! Today we celebrate folks who are part of the fastest-growing demographic in the world! In 1988 President Ronald Reagan declared August 21 to be National Senior Citizens Day.
“For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute. We can best demonstrate our gratitude and esteem by making sure that our communities are good places in which to mature and grow older…Older citizens are reinforcing their historical roles as leaders and as links with our patrimony and sense of purpose as individuals and as a Nation” ~President Ronald Reagan
Did you know:
- Adults above the age of 55 represent 65% of all “early adopters” of technology tools.
- Almost 80% of all senior citizens vote in a presidential election compared to 50% of other age groups.
- See the Congressional Proclamation of National Senior Citizens Day from the Holiday Insights blog
National Senior Citizens’ Day is an observance in the United States, not a federal holiday, but that’s no reason not to celebrate!
Images of Aging Photos were on the road again…but this time a little closer to our Center Home.
Several photos from the Images of Aging photo contest were on display at Hendrick Hospital culminating in a short talk for Judy Osborne’s L.I.F.T. group last week. L.I.F.T. stands for “Living Is For Today.”
Would you like to have PGC set up an Images of Aging photo display for your next event?
Just give us a call at ACU or send comment to this post!
Happy Road Trips as you return to campus!
105-Year-Old Thrill-Seeker Shines On The Pitcher’s Mound At Padres Game
Think you’ll be able to do this at age 105?
Mark your calendars! • Oct. 9-11, 2014
Classes of ’69, ’74, ’79, ’84, ’89, ’94, ’99, ’04 and ’09: Get ready for your reunions!
ACU football vs. Ave Maria University
Homecoming Musical: Big Fish
JamFest, Carnival, Parade, Chapel, Fireworks and more!
Lots of Activity on Campus during the Summer!
An update on the Vision in Action program and the construction at historic Bennett Gym.
Looking forward to your return to campus!