April 11—Taylor Rhodes, M.A. student, and Anna Powell, B.A. ’16 and current M.A. student, received the William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion for their outstanding community commitments to service and civic engagement on the IUPUI campus and in the broader community.
April 21—IUPUI Chancellor’s Academic Honors Convocation
Graduating senior Erin Crowther was recognized as an IUPUI Chancellor’s Scholar for her record of outstanding academic achievement. She was escorted by Dean Pasic.
Philanthropy Ambassadors Club (PAC), undergraduate student group
April 3—PAC elected new officers for the 2017-2018 year:
- President: Joe Drummond
- Vice President of Outreach: Taylor Parker-Wright
- Director of Service: Macy Jackson
- Director of Events: Zoey Johnson
- Secretary: Katie Waggoner
- Design Chair: vacant
April 4—PAC had Peer Advising Night where they all sat down to plan out their fall class schedules. Students were able to get help from Pamela Clark, director of student services and admissions, and ask each other questions about which classes to take (and which classes to avoid). This is a reoccurring event that everyone always loves!
Philanthropy Research Workshop
April 4-Jennifer Brass, Assistant Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, IU
"What Have We Studied? What Have We Found? A Systematic Review of the NGO Literature"
April 11-Karen Sonnelitter, Assistant Professor of History, Siena College
“Every True Friend and Lover of his Country”: Philanthropy and Soldiers’ Children in Eighteenth-Century Ireland
April 18-Coco Kou, Ph.D. Candidate
Sara Konrath, Assistant Professor of Philanthropic Studies, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, IU
"Dispositional Empathy and Diversification of Monetary and Non-Monetary Prosocial Behavior”
April 25-Erica Kohl Arenas, Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Management, The New School
"Progressive Philanthropy in the Trump Era: Will a New Labor Movement Unite the Left?"
Faculty Activities, Awards, and Publications
April 3—Greg Witkowski, associate professor of philanthropic studies, met with the Carnegie Corporation's Geri Mannion in New York. He also conducted research that same week with colleagues at the Rockefeller Archive Center and the Yale Divinity School Library.
April 7—Patrick Rooney, associate dean for academic affairs and research, attended the Independent Sector Public Policy Committee Meeting in Washington D.C.
April 10–13—Patrick Rooney, associate dean for academic affairs and research, traveled to San Diego to work with the University of California on interviewing case study participants for the research department’s paper, funded by Lilly Endowment Inc.
April 21—Tyrone Freeman, assistant professor of philanthropic studies and director of undergraduate programs, received the IUPUI PEAR Award (Prestigious External Award Recognition) for his research on Madam C.J. Walker and African American philanthropy, and he was awarded the Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award for his excellence in teaching.
April 21—Lehn Benjamin, associate professor of philanthropic studies, was also honored in the category of “Prestigious External Award Recognition Recipients” at the IUPUI Chancellor’s Academic Honors Convocation.
April 29—Professor Genevieve Shaker’s book, Faculty Work and the Public Good, received the "2017 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Honorable Mention." The awards ceremony were held at the annual meeting of the Society of Professors of Education (SPE), which takes place during the annual AERA convention in San Antonio, Texas.
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