PGC Conference Room is the Site for the ACU Insured Employee Free Flu Shot Clinic

0 Commentsby   |  09.27.16  |  Announcements

ACU Insured Employee Free Flu Shot Clinics

The ACU Medical Clinic is partnering with Human Resources to offer free flu shots to all ACU insured employees, their spouses and dependents 12 and over, said Cindy Gravitt of the ACU Clinic.

Our next two flu shot clinics will be:
Thursday, September 29 from 10:30am-12:00pm in the ACU Medical Clinic
Friday, October 7 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm in the Gerontology Conference Room on the first floor of the Hardin Administration Building.

We will have licensed medical professionals from Hendrick Provider Network available to administer the vaccine.

Can’t make this one? No worries! We will have several more opportunities in the coming weeks at different locations across campus. Watch myACU ads and follow @acumaccc on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for announcements!

Thank you, for your help to keep our community Wildcat Strong this flu season!

Highlights of This Week: Fill Your Cup with Central Advisors

0 Commentsby   |  09.23.16  |  Announcements, News, This Week's Highlights

This year we have a new feature on the PGC Blog. Every week, we will highlight something interesting, note-worthy, and/or fun that is happening at the Pruett Gerontology Center!

This week’s highlight post is interesting, note-worthy, and fun — all of the above!

We were so grateful to host the dedicated advisors in Central Advising for a “Fill Your Cup” event to exchange information, ideas, and blessings! Special thanks to Francille, Kent, Beck, Kayla, MaryBeth, Nuria, Emily, Janelle, Liz, Karen, James, Lisa, Sheila, and Tim for your participation!! Click the blog post link to see photos or, if you are on the blog, scroll on down!


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Dr. Pruett speaks to the Central Advising experts regarding the Aging Studies Minor.


"Fill Your Cup" Event  September 19

“Fill Your Cup” Event September 19


"Fill Your Cup" Event  September 19th

“Fill Your Cup” Event September 19

#PGCACU    :)





Dr. Pruett Speaks to TSHL Leadership Academy

0 Commentsby   |  09.19.16  |  Aging In Texas, Announcements, Intergenerational Focus, Texas Silver-Haired Legislature

On Friday, September 15th, Dr. Pruett spoke to the Leadership Academy of the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature (TSHL). Representatives from across the state of Texas attended the event in Dallas. The title of Dr. Pruett’s presentation was the “Texas Demographics of Aging”.

Responses from the audiences to the research-based presentation were positive and enthusiastic. Special thanks to Research Assistant, Emily Adams, a junior speech pathology major from Frisco, Texas for the data and statistics gathering.

Here is a link to highlights of the presentation: AgingInTexasPostedToBlog  Custom Link:

For mobile access, here is a QR Code to highlights of the presentation:



WACU has food for you during Summit

0 Commentsby   |  09.16.16  |  Announcements, GERO Student Focus



WACU will have a table set up inside the Campus Center to sell their delicious muffins, cookies, and more during next week’s Summit. Times for the WACU sale are:



Sunday, September 18, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Monday, September 19, 7:45am – 4:00pm
Tuesday, September 20, 7:45am – 4:00pm
Wednesday, September 21, 7:45am – 11:00 am


Check out a book give our photos a look!

0 Commentsby   |  08.30.16  |  GERO Student Focus, Images of Aging, Intergenerational Focus, News

PGC has a retrospective exhibit of some of the photos from the last six years of the Images of Aging Photo contest. Our display wall is across from the book check-out desk and CopyCat. Special thanks to Karen Hendrick of the Brown Library and Emily Adams, Student Associate at PGC for organizing this exhibit!

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Dr. Pruett’s Fall Class Schedule

0 Commentsby   |  08.23.16  |  Announcements

Welcome BackThis fall, Dr. Pruett will teach:

Adult Development & Aging on Tuesdays from 3:00-6:00pm, Room 103


Introduction to Sociology on Thursdays from 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Room 103

Welcome Back to Campus!

0 Commentsby   |  08.19.16  |  Announcements, GERO Student Focus, Welcome Week Wishes

Welcome back to campus!!

Welcome Back

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.

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

senior candlelight devo

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?



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Special Thanks for Global Learn Conference Experience

0 Commentsby   |  05.01.16  |  Announcements

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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!

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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

Images of Aging Blog

Current Year Submissions


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

#glearn  #PGCACU