JU faculty & staff, please mark your calendars and join your colleagues for a service of prayer and lament on Friday, November 3 in the (new) Reed Room in Lindner Tower. The service will start at 10:10 AM and conclude before 11:00 AM. We will gather to offer in worship some of the anxiety and pain that we have felt across our campus in recent months through song, guided prayer, and silent reflection led by Mark Torgerson and Warren Anderson.
…and would you like to be more so?
Many of us have faced the erroneous, but spreading, view of higher ed’s shrinking relevance to “real life.” Academics can help correct that view through greater engagement in public discussions. This article from the Chronicle of Higher Education includes a list of six ways to better engage with the public (from research at Michigan State University): write in the active voice, familiarize yourself with the publications or websites you want to write for to get familiar with their style, link your research to a problem or issue that many people can relate to, think about why you’re passionate about your research and incorporate that into a 30-second elevator speech about what you do, avoid jargon, and focus on research that’s timely, new, or has clear impact is more likely to catch the news media’s attention.