Celebration of Seasons and Diversity set for Dec. 9
The inaugural Celebration of Seasons and Diversity will be 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9, at Dauch Alumni Center. The event is open to faculty and staff.
A variety of activities are planned, including Bollywood dance lessons, karaoke and diversity bingo. There will also be a demonstration of the Piazza social networking tool for classroom use and a session titled "Ten Lenses," which is designed to help each participant better understand perspectives of others who have a different background or experiences.
Throughout the event, participants are invited to become part of the Tech Mosaic, a web application that highlights the range of diversity of those who participate. To participate fully, you are asked to bring a picture of yourself or of something that represents you or your interests.
Finally, a variety of cuisines will be available throughout the afternoon.
As you participate in activities and sessions, you will receive tickets. At the end of the event, the three people who turn in the most tickets will win prizes.
So that organizers can plan for the correct number of participants, RSVP to Shirl Donaldson, letting her know which sessions you will attend. Most of the sessions are repeated.
The celebration's activities include:
- 3:00-3:25: Welcome
- 3:00-6:00: Online Technology Mosaic
- 3:30-4:25: Choose from Piazza, session #1 or Ten Lenses, session #1
- 3:30-3:55: Choose from Bollywood dance lesson, session #1; Karaoke, session #1; or Diversity BINGO, session #1
- 4:00-4:25: Choose from Bollywood dance lesson, session #2; Karaoke, session #2; or Diversity BINGO, session #2
- 4:30-4:55: Choose from Karaoke, session #3 or Diversity BINGO, session #3
- 4:30-5:25: Choose from Piazza, session #2 or Ten Lenses, session #2
- 5:00-5:25: Choose from Karaoke, session #4 or Diversity BINGO, session #4
- 5:30-6:00: Dean’s address
Everyone who participates in the dance production at the end of the lesson can earn a bonus ticket. Everyone who takes the mic to belt out a holiday or other favorite song can earn a bonus ticket. People who already created a profile for the mosaic qualify for one ticket and may collect that upon check-in at the event.
Faculty and Staff Profiles:
Getting to know Mike Suckow
Mike Suckow, clinical associate professor and assistant department head
in the Department of Aviation Technology, came to Purdue in July 2001.
His main responsibility at that time was to serve as a captain on
turbine flight operations (TFO) aircraft. As the number of TFO flights
have decreased, Suckow’s duties on the administrative side have
increased, including coordinating the purchase of a new fleet of
airplanes and working with industry to build opportunities for aviation
students. He previously worked for 20 years in the regional airline
industry as a pilot, senior director, and vice president of operations.
He has more than 8,000 hours of flight time.
Harriger, Clase named inaugural Dean Fellows
Alka Harriger, professor of computer and information technology, and
Kari Clase, assistant professor of industrial technology, have been
named the inaugural Dean Fellows for the College of Technology.
Each will begin their fellowship projects in Spring 2012.
Harriger will work on strategic diversity initiatives and Kari Clase
will investigate the demand and feasibility of adding bachelor’s and
master’s degrees in biotechnology to the college’s degree programs.
Two receive December Good to Great awards
Two College of Technology faculty and staff were recognized by Dean Gary
Bertoline Dec. 2 as the most recent recipients of the Good to Great
Seeds of Success awards honor researchers
Fourteen College of Technology faculty were Seeds of Success honorees at
the Excellence in Research Awards dinner Nov. 1. These awards are given
to principal investigators and co-principal investigators of projects
that garnered $1 million or more in grants last year.
Technology education faculty, alumni honored
Several Purdue College of Technology faculty and alumni were recognized
with awards during the annual meeting of the Association for sTEm
Teacher Education in St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 17-18.
Wasburn honored with naming of ASEE grant
The Apprentice Educator Grant, sponsored by the ASEE Women in Engineering Division, has been renamed the Mara H. Wasburn Apprentice Educator Grant. The award has been renamed in honor of Mara Wasburn, who previously served as chair of the ASEE Women in Engineering Division. Prior to her passing in March 2011, Wasburn was a professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership and Supervision at Purdue's College of Technology. She has also served as director of development for Purdue University's School of Nursing and was the first director of Purdue's Women's Resource Office.
The Mara H. Wasburn Apprentice Educator Grant allows for two recipients to travel to the ASEE Annual Conference. Each grant consists of reimbursement for registration, travel, food, and accommodation expenses up to $2,000. The grant was created to build capacity for the engineering education community through apprenticeship and mentoring to members of the community who are at the entry/launch point of their engineering education career.
CIT student featured as 'music maker'
Amy Lohrman, a senior in the Department of Computer and Information
Technology, is being featured during December as one of Five Students at
Purdue who are Music Makers. These students are as passionate about
their music as they are about their studies. For them, life would not
be the same without a hefty dose of melody in it.
Morris named student responder for commencement
Bryan Morris, a senior in building construction management from
Greenwood, S.C., will be the student responder for Purdue's afternoon
commencement, Dec. 18.
After the address from Purdue President France A. Cordova, Morris
will address graduating seniors from the colleges of Health and Human
Sciences, Pharmacy, Science, Technology and the schools of Management
and Veterinary Medicine.
Also during the ceremony, Purdue will award posthumous bachelor's and
associate degrees to Sean Matti. A double major in organizational
leadership and supervision and industrial technology, Matti died July 3,
Read more about Morris and commencement:
Watch December Dean's Forum online
The December Dean's Forum featured a presentation by Shari Schrader, director of advancement for the College of Technology. You can see Schrader's entire presentation, as well as the rest of the Dean's Forum, on this Web site (requires Windows Media Player).
CoT in the headlines
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Lovich brothers embody Technology's reach
Look no further than the Lovich family tree to illustrate the diversity of careers available to Technology graduates.
Brothers Milen, Tim and Luke graduated from the College of Technology
with majors in what is now the Department of Technology Leadership
& Innovation. Tim ’77 and Luke ’80 both majored in organizational
leadership and supervision. Milen ’77 earned his teaching certificate in
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