Townhall Series: Higher Education and COVID-19

As current events related to COVID-19 bring many new challenges to us all, ACE-Women's Network of Indiana is organizing a ‘townhall’ virtual series.  Each session features three speakers and will be for 90 minutes between noon and 1:30 pm. Each speaker will make remarks for about 10 minutes and then the forum will be open to comments/Q&A. The series is co-sponsored by the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, Purdue University. An email with a registration link will be sent ahead of each session. Email for questions or clarifications.
Townhall Series (Virtual & Live) Schedule
Wednesday, September 2
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Leadership During the Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities
Panel: Susan Sciame-Giesecke, Chancellor, Indiana University Kokomo; Jay Akridge, Provost & Chief Diversity Officer, Purdue University; Susana Rivera-Mills, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Ball State University
Wednesday, September 23
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Community and Belongingness at the Time of COVID-19
Panel: Nadia Brown, Associate Professor, Political Science & African American Studies and Research Center, Purdue University; Laura J. Treanor, Provost, Vincennes University; Carina Olaru, Director, Latino Cultural Center, Purdue University
Wednesday, October 14
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Networking/Collaborating in a Virtual Environment
Panel: Amisha Shah, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering; Purdue University; Paaige K. Turner, Dean & Professor, College of Communication, Information, and Media, Ball State University; Ximena Bernal, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, Purdue University
Wednesday, October 28
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Research Productivity During COVID-19
Panel: Shalini Low-Nam, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Purdue University; Ella Ingram, Associate Dean for Professional Development, Professor, Biology & Biomedical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute IN; Tiffany Lyle, Assistant Professor, Veterinary Anatomic Pathology Director, Histology Research Laboratory, Purdue University
Wednesday, November 4
12:00 – 1:30 pm
COVID and Self-Care: Individual and Collective Care
Panel: Kristin Champa, Vice President for Advancement, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis; Sharon Bowman, Chair and Professor, Department of Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology, and Counseling, Ball State University: Marie S. Morris, Provost, Anderson University