Previous Butler Center Events

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  • 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.

    Everyday Practices that can Foster Inclusion

    • Venue: Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC) B074
    • Time and Date: Noon-1:30 p.m. April 20, 2018
    • Panelists: Jean Beaman, Angela Goldstein, Ronda Phillips and Rachel Scarlett
    • Video
  • The Role of Religion in Inclusion

    • Venue: Purdue Memorial Union's West Faculty Lounge
    • Time and Date: Noon-1:30 p.m. March 30, 2018
    • Panelists: Gulcin Con, graduate student in sociology, Carolyn Johnson, director, Diversity Resource Office, Ashley Purpura, assistant professor, interdisciplinary studies, Renee Thomas, director, Black Cultural Center.
    • Video
  • Strategies for Inclusion: A Vision for Purdue

    • Venue: Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC) B074
    • Time and Date: Noon – 1:30 p.m. February 23rd 2018
    • Speaker: Dr. Jay Akridge, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer
  • Inclusivity in Mentoring

    • Venue: Purdue Memorial Union's West Faculty Lounge
    • Time and Date: Noon – 1:30 p.m. February 9th 2018
    • Panelists: Zenephia Evans, Director of the Science Diversity Office at the Purdue College of Science, and Ala Samarapungavan, Professor of Educational Studies.
  • Sensitivity about the Intersections of Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Sexuality and Nationality to Enable an Inclusive Campus

    • Venue: East Faculty Lounge, PMU
    • Time and Date: 12:00 to 1:30 pm December 1st, 2017
    • Panelists: Tithi Bhattacharya and Humaira Gowher
  • Gender and Race/Ethnicity in Navigating Faculty/Student Relationships

    • Venue: PMU, East Faculty Lounge
    • Time and Date: 4:00 to 5:30 pm Thursday, November 16th, 2017
    • Panelists: Allison Godwin and Ray Fouche
  • Inclusion through Inter-group Dialogue

    • Venue: PMU, East Faculty Lounge
    • Time and Date: Noon to 1:30 pm Friday, October 27, 2017
    • Panelists: Kathleen Howell, Klod Kokini, Allison Godwin and Ray Fouche
  • RECEPTION FOR ASSOCIATES ONLY (tenure track/tenured and clinical)

    • 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
  • Networking & Award Receptions


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

    • Date: Thursday, March, 22nd 2018
    • Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Venue: PMU 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!

  • Violet Haas and Leadership in Action Award Reception


    • Date: December 5, 2017
    • Time: 3:00-5:00 pm
    • Venue: PMU Anniversary Drawing Room
  • Salary Negotiations


    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 to help participants know their value, or how to identify and articulate their personal value, know target salaries and benefits using objective market-based data, know their strategy and how to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other negotiation strategies.

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


    Mid-level Leadership Workshop

    • Date: April 4, 2018
    • Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Venue: PMU East Faculty Lounge
    • 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
  • Susan Butler’s Coaching Sessions

    • Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    • Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am
    • Venue: PMU Director’s Room
  • Faculty workloads and Rewards Panel

    • Date: Thursday, March, 8th 2018
    • Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Venue: PMU Anniversary Drawing Room
    • Video
    • 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.
      • Sharon Bird, professor and head of sociology at Oklahoma State University. Please find more details of the workshop here.
  • Wednesday, October 10th 2018: 8:30 am to 9:30 am at Another Broken Egg Establish networks, create safe spaces, foster connections, and develop entrepreneurial leadership.
  • Wednesday, September 21st 2018: 8:30 am to 9:30 am at Another Broken Egg Establish networks, create safe spaces, foster connections, and develop entrepreneurial leadership.
  • Wednesday, January 24th, 2018: 9am to 12pm at STEW 202
  • Wednesday, August 22nd 2018: 8:30 am to 9:30 am at Another Broken Egg Establish networks, create safe spaces, foster connections, and develop entrepreneurial leadership.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.

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