BUTLER CENTER NEWS
2012 Violet Haas Award Winner
Dr. S. Laurel Weldon has a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, where she received the Lawrence Cabot Howard Award. Professor Weldon came to the department of Political Science at Purdue in 1999, and has since received substantial scholarly recognition for her work, winning the award for best article published in Political Research Quarterly in 2006 and also winning (twice) the award for best paper on women and politics presented at the national research conference of the American Political Science Association (2005 and 2008). This year she was invited to present her work at a UN Conference called "Women Deepening Democracy" in New Delhi (India). Read more.
The Violet Haas Award recognizes those individuals, programs, or departments currently at Purdue who have effectively facilitated the advancement of women in hiring, promotion, education, and salary, or have generally enhanced a positive professional climate for women at Purdue University. The award was established in 1990 by the Council on the Status of Women (CSW), an organization that sought to provide a voice for all women at Purdue University. In 2011, CSW disbanded and passed the legacy of the Violet Haas awards on to the Butler Center, so that Purdue may continue to honor those working to support women in higher education.
Organizational Change for Work-Family Effectiveness Speaker
Dr. Ellen Ernst Kossek, Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University’s School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, provided a public talk and workshop on work life boundaries and flexstyles. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, Dr. Kossek is a nationally known researcher and educator on organizational behavior and human resource challenges. To learn more about Dr. Kossek’s work, please visit: http://ellenkossek.lir.msu.edu/index.php
Lorraine Kisselburgh named inaugural Butler Center Faculty Scholar
Lorraine Kisselburgh, assistant professor of communication, has been named the first faculty scholar for the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence. The appointment provides research support to Kisselburgh, who focuses on the intersection of women, leadership, and the science and mathematical fields.
Kisselburgh was chosen for the position because of the relevance of her work to the mission of the center, says Beverly Davenport Sypher, vice provost for faculty affairs and chair of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence.
"The Butler Center focuses on research that helps broaden inclusion and advance leadership capacity, especially among women and underrepresented faculty," Davenport Sypher says. "Not only does Dr. Kisselburgh's research help further this mission, but we also have the opportunity to support the research of a female faculty member."
For more information, see the full announcement. Purdue Today article.
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