August 27, 2021

Campus community invited to Butler Center Drop-in on Sept. 8

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The Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence is inviting faculty, staff and students to a Drop-in being held by the center’s Support Circle, Women’s Exchange Network-Uncensored (WEN-U) and Purdue’s Women’s Global Health Institute (WGHI) at 3-4:30 pm. Sept. 8 in Dauch Alumni Center.

The session will begin with remarks by Jay Akridge, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity, and Marion Underwood, dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences and Distinguished Professor of Psychological Sciences. The announcement of CRN Connect, a monthly newsletter of CRN, and WGHI as a collaborative partner in Support Circle, will be made.

Speakers at the Drop-in’s panel session, “Tips and Resources for the New Academic Year,” will share the ways they prepare for the academic year by discussing the following questions: What are some of the resources that you lean on heavily throughout the academic year that you always share out? What are your biggest challenges at the start of each semester and how do you prepare for them? What are some of the ways you plan for supporting or acknowledging others?

Speakers are:

  • Laura Zanotti, professor, Anthropology.
  • Patricia Davies, professor, Mechanical Engineering.
  • Ulrike Dydak, associate professor, Health Sciences, and associate director, Women’s Global Health Institute.
  • Karen Foli, associate professor, Nursing.
  • Maria Marshall, professor, Agricultural Economics.
  • Aparajita Sagar, associate professor, English.
  • Dawn Stinchcomb, associate professor, Languages and Cultures.
  • Dorothy Teegarden, professor, Nutrition Science, and director of Women’s Global Health Institute.

The session will be moderated by Mangala Subramaniam, professor and Butler Chair and director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence.

This session will be offered both in person and through live streaming. All attendees must adhere to Protect Purdue guidelines.

Registration for the Drop-in is available online. For more information, contact

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