Heather O’Connor, doctoral student and graduate assistant, was selected as the recipient of the Third Annual Nancy Macduff Scholarship from the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Pracademics Section. The Section works to build academic and practitioner relationships to foster quality research and strengthen nonprofit management education, service, and action. The leadership team selects one recipient each year for the scholarship which funds registration fees for the ARNOVA conference as well as a 1-year membership to the Pracademics Section.
The award will serve as a great way for Heather to introduce herself to other members of the Pracademics Section, learn from their experiences, and foster connections with potential research partners.
July 31- Aug. 2—Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC) 2017 Conference
Hosted by the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy-JW Marriott, Indianapolis, IN
The NACC Biennial conference brings together academics, scholars, practitioners, and administrators from around the world to discuss, learn, and share tactics and methods that support and build university-based educational programs focused on nonprofit and philanthropic studies. View the comprehensive conference schedule.
August 1—Julie Hatcher, Tyrone Freeman, and Gen Shaker presented “Integrating Reflective Practice across the Curriculum: Strategies and Tools to Support Engaged Learning and Assessment” at the 2017 Biennial Conference of the Nonprofit Academic Centers Councils (NACC) in Indianapolis, IN.
August 16—International Students Orientation
An informational orientation luncheon was hosted for our new incoming international students. In addition to academic guidelines, the session informed the students about Indianapolis, the social life of the campus, how to survive potential culture shock among other helpful advice.
August 17—Tyrone Freeman co-facilitated the Arts and Humanities Teaching Section of the 2017 IUPUI Teaching Assistants Orientation Conference, a campus-wide training organized by the Center for Teaching and Learning to support graduate students in teaching undergraduate courses this fall semester.
August 18—M.A. and Ph.D. student orientation
We welcomed our incoming class of M.A. and PhD students with an orientation and buffet luncheon. The students introduced themselves and shared their background and the journey that brought them to study at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. After lunch, a panel consisting of Dean Amir Pasic, Patrick Rooney, Dwight Burlingame, and Kathi Badertscher led an informal discussion on the book The Greater Good by Claire Gaudinani.
August 25—B.A. student orientation/Taco & Ice Cream Bar Party
The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s undergraduate students enjoyed a taco luncheon, ice cream bar, and a warm welcome from the school staff and leaders during a reception on the IU President’s balcony on the fifth floor of University Hall.
Staff/Faculty Activities, Awards, and Publications
August 29—Patrick Rooney, Executive Associate Dean for Academic Programs, attended a meeting at the White House to discuss how various tax reform proposals would affect philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. The meeting was organized by Independent Sector (IS). They invited him to join them as the content expert both based on the research the school has done for them and other research that Dr. Rooney has done. Attending from IS were Dan Cardinali (President and CEO) and Allison Grayson (Director, Policy Development and Analysis). Also in attendance were Nick Giordano (Tax Policy Leader, Ernst & Young LLP), and Steve Taylor (SVP and Counsel for Public Policy, United Way Worldwide, who also serves on policy groups for IS).
Michael Rushton published “Thinking outside the empathy box” in the journal Cultural Trends.
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