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Save the Date for Careers in Aging Week: April 7-13, 2013
Bringing Greater Awareness and Visibility to Aging and Aging Research
Careers in Aging Week (CIAW) is an annual event intended to bring greater awareness and visibility to the wide-ranging career opportunities in aging and aging research. Universities and colleges across the world participate by sponsoring events at their schools or in their communities.
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Events and Activities
Each year campuses organize events to fit the needs and interests of their academic community, as well as the aging community around them. Examples of events include informal gatherings, panel discussions, film screenings, poster sessions, and career fairs.
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2013 Key Dates and Deadlines
January........ Award Application Available
February...... Order Form Available
Award Application Deadline (2/15)
March.......... Order Form Deadline (3/21)
Educational institutions are invited to apply for one of a limited number of $400 awards for their planned activities. The deadline has now passed. Questions email email@example.com.
2013 Careers in Aging Week Award Winners
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), in partnership with The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) and the Geriatric Social Work Initiative (GSWI), is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Careers in Aging Week awards. The awards provide $400 to support CIAW events that raise the awareness about the exciting opportunities that careers in aging provide. This year 22 educational institutions will be receiving awards. Click here to view the 2013 award winners. Special thanks to the team of reviewers who carefully read and provided feedback on the 2013 applications.
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CIAW Events: Search for an event near you!
If you would like your event listed on the Careers in Aging Week web site, please provide the following information: institution, date(s) of event, one sentence briefly describing event, contact name, contact phone number. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: CIAW Listing.
University of San Francisco | April 10, 2013
Please join us for a presentation to celebrate the national Careers in Aging Week 4:45-6pm, McLaren 251. Nancy Byl, PT, MPH, PhD, FAPTA, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at UCSF will present her work on Exercise and Neuroplasticity in Persons Living with Parkinson's Disease. Sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Minor in Gerontology, the USF Interdisciplinary Committee on Aging, the Department of Psychology and the College of Arts and Sciences. Co-sponsored by the Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning and the School of Nursing and Health Professions. Contact: Lisa Wagner at WagnerL@usfca.edu with questions about the event.
University of Indianapolis | April 8-12, 2013
Monday, 4/8 – Wednesday, 4/10 Exhibit Table in the Schwitzer Student Center (Student Cafeteria) to provide information on Careers in Aging, raffle prizes, treats, and information on Aging Studies; Thursday, 4/11, Movie Screening: “The Lorax” with L/P credits and following the movie, a UIndy CAC faculty member will conduct a discussion with students about aging concepts and careers in aging; and Friday, 4/12 Annual Sigma Phi Omega Induction & Awards Ceremony. Contact: Stephanie Fritz at email@example.com or 317.791.5929.
Iowa State University | April 8-11, 2013
The following are the activities programmed by SPO, Iota Sigma Upsilon chapter, at Iowa State University for Careers in Aging Week:
Webinar by Joe Sample from the Iowa Department on Aging who will discuss “Aging-related careers in Iowa” (Monday, April 8th, 12.00 pm to 12.45pm, 312 MacKay), a tour of our Universal Design Lab (Tuesday, April 9th, 9.00am to 3.00pm, 78 LeBaron), screening of the documentary “I remember better when I paint” - trivia questions will be included before the documentary - (Wednesday, April 10th, 7.00pm to 9.00pm, 205 Carver), and an “Educational panel and lunch” about gerontology opportunities in different fields (Thursday, April 11, 12.00pm to 2.00pm, 331 Palmer). Contact: Maria Isabel Leon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 313.515.1859.
University of Southern Maine | April 11, 2013
Join us for an open house – learn about USM’s online Gerontology Certificate Program and explore careers in aging on Thursday, April 11th from 5pm to 6pm. For more information, visit https://www.usm.maine.edu/pdp/careers-aging-open-house-information-session. Contact: Amertah Perman at 207-780-5931.
University of Massachusetts | April 8, 2013
Boston Ryan Lounge, McCormack Hall, UMASS, 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston from 12.30-2:00 pm. Careers in Aging luncheon and panel presentation featuring four esteemed panelists representing different sectors of the aging field who will share their career trajectory and offer advice for students considering a career in aging. Contact: Kristen Porter at email@example.com or 617.680.2874.
St. Catherine University | April 8, 2013
Careers in aging events: 1- Practice and Research Poster session. CDC Atrium on Monday April 8 from 11:30 to 1:30pm. 2- Online podcasts of work by various health professional with aging clients on St Catherine Universtity Website. Contact: Catherine Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), St. Louis University (SLU), and University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL) | April 8, 10-12, 2013
Monday, April 8: UMSL Pizza and Panel Discussion; "From College to Career in Aging"- This panel will take place from 4:30-6:30pm and will include five past UMSL graduates sharing their experiences with working in local/state government positions and the nonprofit sector. Wednesday, April 10: WUSTL site visit - From 1-2pm the WUSTL Gerontology Student Association (GSA) will be hosting a tour at Lutheran Senior Services: Hidden Lake, this is a senior living community providing all levels of care. Thursday, April 11: WUSTL Panel Discussion - This event will take place from 9am-12pm and will include speakers in professional fields such as Social Work, Geriatric Medicine, Elder Law, and Business. Breakfast is included. Friday, April 12: WUSTL, SLU, and UMSL Film Screening and Discussion: At 5pm we will be showing "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" followed by a discussion and networking event. Contact: Elizabeth Ellwood at email@example.com.
Mercer County Community College (MCCC) | April 9, 2013
Lowell Arye, Deputy Commissioner of the NJ State Department of Human Services, will present "The Baby Boom Tsunami: Implications for Services and the Workforce for the Next Generation" as an open lecture to students, faculty, and community attendees as part of the College's annual Distinguished Lecture Series. Materials on courses and other trainings targeted to careers in aging will be available following the lecture from members of the MCCC Commission on Aging. Contact: Jacques Lebel*, Chair, MCCC Commission on Aging, 609.218.5124 or at ChezLebel@aol.com. *Mr. Lebel, a retired former State Aging Director and Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly, is a GSA Fellow.
Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College | April 11, 2013
The Student Alliance for an Aging Society (SAAS) will host a panel discussion on the increasingly visible and challenging issue of aging in prisons; the discussion will focus on challenges and solutions at the individual, mezzo, and macro levels of social work practice. Contact: Dr. Caroline Gelman, Chair, Aging Field of Practice at 212.396.7542.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte | April 11, 2013
Madison Saints Paradise South Senior Living, 1821 Bishop Madison Lane, Charlotte 28216 from 4:00-7:00 pm. Careers in Aging event will be held in conjunction with induction into Sigma Phi Omega (SPO) and dinner reception, with roundtable discussions with alumni in a variety of aging related careers. Contact: Dena Shenk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704.687.5091.
Western Oregon University | April 8 and 10, 2013
Professional Panel and Career Fair April 8 from 2:00-4:00 pm. Five professionals, representing different fields of Gerontology, will discuss employment, practicum, and volunteer opportunities in the field. Representatives from area organizations and businesses that focus on aging or work with older adults will disseminate information and share practicum and volunteer opportunities as well.Finding your Career Fit in Gerontology: Wednesday, April 10 from 12:00-1:00 pm, Dr. Margret Manoogian, visiting professor at WOU, will conduct a career workshop that will help students learn more about their personal fit with potential careers in gerontology. Gerontology Social: What's My Line? Wednesday, April 10 from 1:00-2:00 pm, A social event, sponsored by WOU Gerontology Student Association, where students, faculty, and community members can come together, network, and learn more about gerontology and working with older adults. Contact:Tracy Swartzendruber at email@example.com.
Mansfield University | April 8, 2013
This year’s Mansfield University program will be focused on Grandparents Raising Children. Panel members will address the issues education, social service, health care, community, and individuals face with this increase of grandparents in the role of raising their grandchildren as well as the increase careers in the fields of aging. The panel members include representatives from a local social service agency, a local education system personnel, grandparents in the process of raising grandchildren, and a grandchild raised by her grandparents, as well as university staff from career service and sociology. It will be held On April 8th at 1 PM in Alumni 307. The program is open to all. Light Refreshments will be serviced. Contact Janice K. Purk, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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