Classes Begin Today January 17, 2017

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Classes begin today on campus.

We hope your New Year is off to a wonderful start!

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Pruett Gerontology Center Holiday Hours

0 Commentsby   |  12.22.16  |  #PGCACU. Pruett Gerontology Center, Announcements

This year, PGC will be closed Monday, December 26 through Monday, January 2 for the Christmas/New Year Holiday. We sincerely and prayerfully wish our blog subscribers and friends a Merry Christmas and peaceful start to 2017.

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Highlights of this Week ~ December 9

0 Commentsby   |  12.09.16  |  #PGCACU. Pruett Gerontology Center, PGC, This Week's Highlights

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


It is never too late for healthy lifestyle choices. Ray Chavez is 104 years old — and the oldest known survivor of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He wanted to attend the 75th Anniversary Memorial so he hired a personal trainer to re-build strength and stamina. Mr. Chavez’ story will make you smile and salute, even if you are a civilian.

Ray Chavez

Read more at: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/lifestyle/people/sdut-ray-chavez-pearl-harbor-veteran-104-2016mar08-story.html

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Remembering Pearl Harbor Day

0 Commentsby   |  12.07.16  |  #PGCACU. Pruett Gerontology Center, Announcements

ACU flags will fly at half-staff on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, in observance of the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. It has been said that Pearl Harbor was the birthplace of the Greatest Generation (Link). This year, most 8000 survivors (Link) are in their 90’s (Link).

Pearl Harbor Day

“You were tired out by the length of your road, Yet you did not say, It is hopeless. You found renewed strength, therefore you did not faint.” Isaiah 57:10 (NASB)

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Learn more about the history of Pearl Harbor at this link

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PGC Research Indexed by Google Scholar

0 Commentsby   |  12.06.16  |  Announcements, GERO Student Focus, Texas Silver-Haired Legislature

PGC is excited to announce that a recent research paper presented at the November, 2016 GLearn conference in Washington, DC. has been featured in the Google Scholar alerts for this week! The paper features authorship of four generations and references the 2014 and 2016 Texas Silver-Haired Legislature Town Hall Meeting. #PGCACU

Here is the citation supplied by Google Scholar

[PDF] Civic Participation, Public Sphere Pedagogy, and Blended Learning Produce an Intergenerational Town Hall Meeting

H Teague, C Pruett, C Kyker, A Bryan – E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in …, 2016
Abstract: This paper describes an Intergenerational Town Hall Meeting including six
generations of participants. This paper establishes the protocol of the Town Hall forum
mediated by intergenerational, civic participation, blended learning technology and social media…
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48 Thanksgiving Verses

0 Commentsby   |  11.23.16  |  #PGCACU. Pruett Gerontology Center, Announcements

49 Thanksgiving Verses to Read While the Turkey Roasts

Faithfulness by Abbie Rose

“Faithfulness” by Abbie Rose

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?

 

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Pruett Gerontology Center Thanksgiving Hours

0 Commentsby   |  11.22.16  |  #PGCACU. Pruett Gerontology Center, Announcements, GERO Student Focus

Pruett Gerontology Center Thanksgiving Hours

The Pruett Gerontology Center will be closed on Wednesday, November 25 and remain closed until Monday, November 30th.

Please enjoy a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Photo by Ashley Bryan

Photo by Ashley Bryan

 

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Highlights of This Week ~ November 18

0 Commentsby   |  11.18.16  |  #PGCACU. Pruett Gerontology Center, Announcements, GERO Student Focus, Images of Aging, Intergenerational Focus, This Week's Highlights

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


This week’s highlights include Washington D.C. for the ELearn Conference where PGC’s research in public school pedagogy during the 2016 TSHL Town Hall Meeting was presented.

Also, it was great to meet and speak with members of W-Club as PGC announced the beginning of the 7th Annual Images of Aging Photo Contest (http://blogs.acu.edu/imagesofaging/). The W-Club seeks to inspire young women to maturity as Christians and to recognize those who have rendered outstanding service to Abilene Christian. Thank you W-Club and sponsor Rebecca Hancock!

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Photo by Emily Adams

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Annual Images of Aging Photo Contest Begins Today!

0 Commentsby   |  11.17.16  |  Announcements, GERO Student Focus, Images of Aging

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Today begins the 7th Annual Images of Aging Photo Contest !

Our video (above) features a short retrospective of recognized photos in the 2014 – 2016 Images of Aging photo contest sponsored by the Pruett Gerontology Center on the campus of Abilene Christian University. This year’s contest will take place November 17, 2016 – March 8, 2017.

Submit your photo today to imagesofaging@acu.edu  🙂

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PGC On The Move Presenting Research at the GLearn Conference in Washington, DC

0 Commentsby   |  11.14.16  |  Texas Silver-Haired Legislature

PGC is excited to be among 5000 researchers and administrators from higher education institutions in the United States and around the world at this week’s ELearn World Conference on ELearning in Washington, D.C.. Our paper, “Civic Participation, Public Sphere Pedagogy, and Blended Learning Produce an Intergenerational Town Hall Meeting” reflects the collaborative writings of four generations: Chris Kyker, Dr. Charlie Pruett, Helen Teague, and Ashley Bryan. The paper addresses the sociological, interdisciplinary, and blended learning of the TSHL Town Hall Forum. Over 220 students and Texas residents participated in the Town Hall forum.

Here is the Paper’s Abstract:

Abstract: This paper describes an Intergenerational Town Hall Meeting including six generations of participants.  This paper establishes the protocol of the Town Hall forum mediated by intergenerational, civic participation, blended learning technology and social media tools for pre-service, pre-certification students at a private, Southwestern U.S. university. A partnership between a university research center, state advocacy group, and state, county, and local community organizations provided the Public-Sphere Pedagogy of the Town Hall Meeting. Qualitative pre-event survey data and post-event reflective data was collected and analyzed. These data sources found a correlation between a Town Hall Meeting learning experience and increased awareness, empathy, engagement, and yearning toward civic participation for both students and older adults. This study’s findings are transferable to other higher education departments.

ELearn 2016 in Washington DC

 

 

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