Dr. Pruett’s course: Adult Development and Aging (GERO 352/552) will meet in Room AD 100 at 2:00pm for their final and graduate presentation.
This is a room change.
The first 10 minutes of class will be time allowed for Professor Evaluation. Please bring scan-tron, pencil, and internet capable device.
If you have not already submitted them, remember to bring your individual paper and personal evaluations of fellow group members. ~~~
Dr. Pruett’s course: Introduction to Sociology will take their final in Room AD103 at 2:00pm.
Please bring scan-tron, pencil, and internet capable device.
Best wishes for exemplary finals!
A message from Dr. Pruett~
Due to the unsafe weather, our Adult Development and Aging class is cancelled for today. I just feel the weather will be so bad by the end of class that driving conditions will be unsafe. With that in mind, please take the following actions: 1) Group leaders should attach the digital presentations of your group project to me; 2) undergraduates should attach a copy of your paper to me (If you are able to bring a printed copy to my office, AD118, that would be nice; 3) the student presentation scheduled for today will be given during time of the final; and 4) the final will be as scheduled, Wed 2pm.
Blessings, Dr Pruett
Zack Pruett, principal of Rasor Elementary School in Plano, Texas had a smile as big as Texas on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Zack, ACU class of 1997 celebrated the news that the school he administers, Rasor Elementary, earned the NFL PLAY 60 Super School award. Zack is the son of our own Dr. Charlie Pruett and his wife Debbie.
The award arrives with a $10,000 prize from the NFL. Only 34 schools from across the country achieved the Super School award. Each winning school receives a $10,000 NFL PLAY 60 grant for health and wellness programming or equipment.
Each school also receives a visit from an NFL player. Jason Witten will visit Zack’s school along with representatives of NFL Network affiliates including Bright House, Comcast, COX, Time Warner Cable and Verizon. Alfred Morris (Redskins), Justin Tuck (Giants) and Jason Witten (Cowboys) will be among this year’s NFL player attendees.
The NFL PLAY 60 Super School program inspires students to make healthy choices. Schools entered the NFL PLAY 60 Super School Contest by sharing their commitment to youth health and wellness and eating right at www.NFLRUSH.com. A school in each of the NFL’s 32-team communities plus two at-large schools were selected as winners.
The vision of Plano schools empowers students to be able to adapt to new learning and career opportunities throughout their lives and to collaborate with, and contribute to, the global community. The NFL Play School Contest award affirms this vision.
Congratulations Zack Pruett!
Welcome back from the Thanksgiving Holidays!
We at PGC hope you had a wonderful holiday, and, hopefully that you took some pictures for our Images of Aging photo contest!!
As you look toward your upcoming schedule, here is a link for the ACU Finals schedule:
Specifically, Dr. Pruett’s Adult Development and Aging course will have their final on Wednesday, December 11 at 2:00pm – 3:45pm
Dr. Pruett’s Introduction to Sociology course will have their final also Wednesday, December 11 at 2:00pm – 3:45pm
Both classes on the same day at the same time.
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Leviticus 22:29: And when you offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the Lord, offer it of your own free will.
2 Samuel 22:50: Therefore I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the Gentiles, And sing praises to Your name.
1 Chronicles 16:8: Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples!
1 Chronicles 16:34: Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
1 Chronicles 23:30: to stand every morning to thank and praise the Lord, and likewise at evening;
1 Chronicles 29:11-13: Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, The power and the glory, The victory and the majesty; For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, And You are exalted as head over all. Both riches and honor come from You, And You reign over all. In Your hand is power and might; In Your hand it is to make great And to give strength to all. “Now therefore, our God, We thank You And praise Your glorious name.”
2 Chronicles 5:13: Indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying: “For He is good, For His mercy endures forever,” that the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud,
Ezra 3:11: And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the Lord: “For He is good, For His mercy endures forever toward Israel.” Then all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid.
Psalm 18:49: Therefore I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the Gentiles, And sing praises to Your name.
Psalm 26:7: That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving, And tell of all Your wondrous works.
Psalm 30:4: Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.
Psalm 35:18: I will give You thanks in the great assembly; I will praise You among many people.
Psalm 50:14: Offer to God thanksgiving, And pay your vows to the Most High.
Psalm 50:23: Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; And to him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation of God.”
Psalm 69:30: I will praise the name of God with a song, And will magnify Him with thanksgiving.
Psalm 75:1: We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks! For Your wondrous works declare that Your name is near.
Psalm 79:13: So we, Your people and sheep of Your pasture, Will give You thanks forever; We will show forth Your praise to all generations.
Psalm 92:1: It is good to give thanks to the Lord, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
Psalm 95:1-6: Oh come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. For the Lord is the great God, And the great King above all gods. In His hand are the deep places of the earth; The heights of the hills are His also. The sea is His, for He made it; And His hands formed the dry land. Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
Psalm 97:12: Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.
Psalm 100: Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.
Psalm 107:1: Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
Psalm 105:1-2: Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; Talk of all His wondrous works!
Psalm 106:1: Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
Psalm 116:17: I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving, And will call upon the name of the Lord.
Psalm 118:29: Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
Psalm 119:62: At midnight I will rise to give thanks to You, Because of Your righteous judgments.
Psalm 140:13: Surely the righteous shall give thanks to Your name; The upright shall dwell in Your presence.
Psalm 147:7: Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; Sing praises on the harp to our God,
Daniel 2:23: “I thank You and praise You, O God of my fathers; You have given me wisdom and might, And have now made known to me what we asked of You, For You have made known to us the king’s demand.”
Daniel 6:10: Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days.
Jonah 2:9: But I will sacrifice to You,With the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay what I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord.”
Luke 17:15-16: And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan.
1 Corinthians 1:4: I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you by Christ Jesus,
1 Corinthians 15:57: But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 9:15: Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
2 Corinthians 9:10-11: Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God.
Ephesians 5:3-4: But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.
Philippians 4:6: Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
Colossians 2:6-7: As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.
Colossians 3:15: And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.
Colossians 3:17: And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
Colossians 4:2: Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;
1 Thessalonians 5:18: In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Hebrews 13:15: Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our
lips, giving thanks to His name.
1 Timothy 1:12: And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry,
1 Timothy 2:1: Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men,
Revelation 7:12: Saying: “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, Thanksgiving and honor and power and might, Be to our God forever and ever. Amen.”
Do you have any special Thanksgiving Scriptures to add to this list?
Pruett Gerontology Center Thanksgiving Hours
The Pruett Gerontology Center will be closed on Wednesday, November 27 and remain closed until Monday, December 2nd.
Holiday Operation Hours – Library
Brown Library will be closing at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26th before the Thanksgiving break instead of the regular closing time of midnight.
SRWC Thanksgiving Hours
The Student Recreation and Wellness Center will close at 7 p.m. on Tuesday 11/26 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. It will reopen on Sunday 12/1 at 5 p.m. For more information, please visit acu.edu/srwc.
Dr. Pruett’s classes will not meet this week due to the Thanksgiving holidays.
The Thanksgiving tradition dates back to 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln declared a day for “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.”
Drive safely home. As you enjoy time with your family, perhaps consider snapping a commemorative picture for our Images of Aging photo contest!
The Images of Aging Photo Contest will begin today, Friday, November 15th and progresses through Spring Break. Our contest will end March 17, 2013. Click the picture below to see our announcement movie (takes a few seconds to load).
Complete rules and information is available at the Images of Aging blog.
Veteran’s Day is special day is set aside to honor our Veterans and to take this opportunity to show our gratitude for those that have served and currently serve to keep America safe and free. We must never forget the brave men and women who have sacrificed for our country throughout history and during current conflicts.
Please attend ACU’s special chapel tribute today. The assembly will honor those who have served and those who currently serve in the military.
American flags and patriotic visuals will surround attendees as ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert opens the ceremony. As a unique addition to this year’s tribute, the Big Purple Band will play “National Pride March,” a piece composed by alumnus Bob G. Bailey (’52). The Austin Symphony has previously performed the piece.
Under the direction of Dr. Steven Ward (’92), the Big Purple Band will also honor the veterans with the “Armed Forces Salute,” which includes part of each military branch’s song. Veterans are encouraged to stand in recognition as their branches’ songs are played.
The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m. in Moody Coliseum.
A Prayer for Our Veterans
Eternal and Loving God, we are so thankful for the men and women that You have raised up to serve our country with honor, dignity and commitment in the past and present, in war time and times of peace, in combat or on the home front.
We remember them today and ask You to bless them in the sacrifices they have made to give of themselves for the cause of freedom. We ask You to surround them and their families with your love and protection as many continue to serve on the front lines.
In their times of loneliness and despair, we ask You to be their unseen hand that will lift them up to see a brighter day. We remember those who have lost their lives in service, and we applaud their selfless acts as well as their families that released them to serve. As You have blessed this nation as the land of the free and the home of the brave, we extend this blessing to every branch of our military, and ask that your continued strength and power be with us in the days ahead.
Believing that You are willing and able to hear and answer, we ask in Jesus Name, Amen.
Pruett Gerontology Center Director and Associate Professor Dr. Charlie Pruett will present a conference session titled “You talk about age spots, well, let me show you mine:” Teaching an Introduction to Gerontology Course in an Intergenerational Setting for the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education’s upcoming 40th Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference, taking place in Denver, Colorado from February 27 – March 2, 2014.
Dr. Pruett earned his PhD in sociology from the University of North Texas. His areas of research include spirituality and aging, social support in later life, and adult development in later life.
Dr. Pruett will join colleagues Dr. Tom Winter, Director of the School of Social Work and Dr. Wayne Paris, MSSW Program Director and Associate Professor, School of Social Workfor a collaborative presentation titled, “Gerontology Center and Social Work Program Collaboration: One University’s Example” also at the AGHE conference in Denver.
Congratulations Dr. Pruett!