Previous Butler Center Events

SPRING 2018 Events

RECEPTION FOR ASSOCIATES (tenure track/tenured and clinical) ONLY 

Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018

Time: 4:30-6:30 pm

Venue: Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries, Yue-Kong Pao Hall, 552 W. Wood Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907

Conversations about Inclusion: Everyday Practices that can Foster Inclusion

Venue: Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC) B074
Time and Date: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. April 20th
Panelists: Jean Beaman, Angela Goldstein, Ronda Phillips and Rachel Scarlett.

Conversations about Inclusion

Panel Discussion:  "The Role of Religion in Inclusion."
Time and Venue: Noon-1:30 p.m. March 30 in Purdue Memorial Union's West Faculty Lounge.

The panelists for the March 30 discussion are:

* Gulcin Con, graduate student in sociology.
* Carolyn Johnson, director, Diversity Resource Office.
* Ashley Purpura, assistant professor, interdisciplinary studies.
* Renee Thomas, director, Black Cultural Center.

Mid-level Leadership Workshop

The Butler Center is organizing a mid-level Leadership workshop which will be conducted by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) on April 4th 2018, 9 am to 12 pm at the East Faculty Lounge, PMU. AAUW’s report, Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadershipexamined the causes of women’s underrepresentation in leadership roles and suggests what individuals, employers, and government can do to change the status quo.

Using the lens of the gender leadership gap, and with the latest research and strategies, AAUW has developed a workshop designed to enable women to successfully navigate the complexities of the workplace. The workshop content is as follows:

  • Inventory women’s strengths so they can develop their personal brand and articulate their value
  • Create action plans to help faculty/staff grow their leadership skills
  • Learn negotiation skills critical to their leadership success, including discussion of raises and promotions
  • Increase skill in navigating difficult conversations and workplace conflict
  • Develop strategies for positively receiving and responding to feedback
  • Examine and understand the gender leadership gap, including its long-term consequences

Breaking Bias: Leadership Excellence and Gender in Organizations Conference Bridging the Research to Practice Gap

March 21-23, 2018 Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana

Any Purdue faculty member or student is welcome to register for the conference on a first come and first serve basis for the costs of the meals. Preference will be given to individuals who can attend all of the conference.

For more information

Distinguished Women Scholars 

Distinguished Women Scholars honors alumnae who earned a Purdue doctorate and have made significant scholarly contributions to their respective academic communities.

Award Reception: Thursday, March, 22nd 2018: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Purdue Memorial Union's Anniversary Drawing Room. 

Congratulations to: 

Christine M.Ladisch, Ph.D., Textile Science, 1978
Kay A.Lawton, Ph.D., Horticulture, 1990
Deborah E.McDowell, Ph.D., English, 1979
Marilyn K. Speedie, Ph.D., Pharmacy, 1973

Please click here  for more details about the awardees!

Faculty workloads and Rewards Panel 

Thursday, March, 8th 2018: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Purdue Memorial Union's Anniversary Drawing Room

Speakers:

* KerryAnn O’Meara, professor of higher education, director of the ADVANCE Program for Inclusive Excellence, affiliate faculty in women’s studies and associate dean for faculty affairs and graduate studies in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. O'Meara's research examines faculty careers and academic rewards systems with a particular focus on organizational practices that support and limit the full participation of women and underrepresented minority faculty and the legitimacy of diverse forms of scholarship in the academy.

* Sharon Bird, professor and head of sociology at Oklahoma State University. Bird was formerly a program director at the National Science Foundation (2016-17) in the Education and Human Resources Directorate, working primarily with the NSF ADVANCE Program and the Alliances for Graduate Education Program. Her research examines institutions of higher education and initiatives for enhancing the recruitment and advancement of women and underrepresented minority faculty and students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Please find more details of the workshop here

Women’s Exchange Network - Uncensored (WEN-U)

Wednesday, March, 7th 2018: 8:30 am to 9:30 am at Another Broken Egg

Establish networks, create safe spaces, foster connections, and develop entrepreneurial leadership.

Conversations about Inclusion

Dr. Jay Akridge, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer discussed “Strategies for Inclusion: A Vision for Purdue”. 

Friday, February 23rd 2018 Noon – 1:30 p.m. in WALC B074.

 The main goal of the "Conversations about Inclusion" series is to facilitate thinking about inclusion on campus. While panelists may use scholarly research and literature and/or experiences, it may be relevant to think of strategies and initiatives that facilitate inclusion. 

Conversations About Inclusion

Panel discussion on "Inclusivity in Mentoring"

Friday, February 9th 2018 Noon – 1:30 p.m. in Purdue Memorial Union's West Faculty Lounge.

Panelists:  Zenephia Evans, Director of the Science Diversity Office at the Purdue College of Science, and Ala Samarapungavan, Professor of Educational Studies.

Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend.

Women’s Exchange Network - Uncensored (WEN-U)

Wednesday, February, 7th 2018: 8:30 am to 9:30 am at Another Broken Egg

Establish networks, create safe spaces, foster connections, and develop entrepreneurial leadership.

Workshop on Negotiation: conducted by American Association of University Women (AAUW)

There were three iterations of the two-hour workshop. The workshop was open to women faculty, staff, and ABD Graduate students. 

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018: 9am to 12pm
OR 
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018: 2:00 - 5:00 pm at STEW 202.
OR 
Wednesday, January 24th, 2018: 9am to 12pm at STEW 202 

Women’s Exchange Network - Uncensored (WEN-U)

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018: 8:30 am to 9:30 am at Another Broken Egg

Establish networks, create safe spaces, foster connections, and develop entrepreneurial leadership.


FALL 2017 Events

Award Reception

The Violet Haas and Leadership In Action Award reception date was held on December 5, 2017 3pm to 5pm in PMU Anniversary Drawing Room.

Conversations about Inclusion: Sensitivity about the Intersections of Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Sexuality and Nationality to Enable an Inclusive Campus

Friday, December 1st, 2017: 12:00 to 1:30 pm in PMU, East Faculty Lounge.

Panel: Tithi Bhattacharya and Humaira Gowher

Coaching Sessions with Susan Butler 

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017: 8:30 am - 10:30 am at PMU Director’s Room by the Sagamore. This session will be limited to 15 and will be on first come, first serve basis. This session is open only to Faculty members. Breakfast will be provided starting at 8:00 am.

Conversations about Inclusion: Gender and Race/Ethnicity in Navigating Faculty/Student Relationships

Thursday, November 16th, 2017: 4:00 to 5:30 pm in PMU, East Faculty Lounge.

Panel: Allison Godwin and Ray Fouche

Coaching Sessions with Susan Butler 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017: Noon to 8:30 am - 10:00 am at PMU Director’s Room by the Sagamore. This session will be limited to 15 and will be on first come, first serve basis. Breakfast will be provided starting at 8:00 am.

Conversations about Inclusion: Inclusion through Inter-group Dialogue

Friday, October 27, 2017: Noon to 1:30 pm in PMU, East Faculty Lounge.

Panel: Kathleen Howell and Klod Kokini 

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