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agr 101

AGR 101

Introduction to the College of Agriculture and Purdue University

agr 101 september 9
AGR 101 - September 9
  • Seating chart in effect - Please sit in same location as last week.
  • See instructor now if you did not attend this division last week.
  • There is a chart to view on the front table.
absences september 2
Absences September 2



William Sjaichudin

Brian Montero

Jeremy Stevenson

Jan Burton

Justine Penix

Brittany Blackburn

Lauren Dixon

Dick Johnson

  • Austin Henderson
  • Soren Neild
  • Heather Moore
  • Daniel Morris
  • Louis Milrod
  • Tina Carroll
  • Tristian Monterastelli


  • Eric Hackney
  • Catherine Simpson
  • Rachel Davis
  • Scott Markiewicz

Wednesday, September 10

12 – 1 pm

Life Science Library

“What has the Library Done for You Lately?”

Wednesday, September 10

6 – 8 pm

Third Digital Literacy Contest


Center For Career Opportunities (CCO)


September 10 & 11, 2008

Agricultural Administration Building—Room 128

October 20 & 21, 2008

Agricultural Administration Building—Room 212

To schedule your session e-mail Linda at [email protected] Your subject line should read Ag/CCO Blitz.

assignments due today
Assignments Due Today
  • Copy of Your Class Schedule
read before class on september 16
Read Before Class onSeptember 16
  • College of Agriculture Student Organizations
  • Purdue University Student Organizations
  • University Class Schedule Revision Policies
math tutoring
Math Tutoring

Math help room – Math Rm. 205

Hours: M-Th 10:30am-5:30pm

F 10:30am-2:30pm

math tutoring through adobe connect
Math Tutoring Through Adobe Connect

MA 223

Student Name: Kathleen Lennon

Phone: 860-338-1515

e-mail: [email protected]

Availability: M 9:30-10:30 p.m.

W 9:00-10:00 p.m.

Link Through Adobe Connect:

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Math Tutoring Through Adobe Connect

MA 223

 Student Name: Taylor Thompson

Phone: 317-339-0348

e-mail: [email protected]

Availability: T 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Link Through Adobe Connect:

math tutoring through adobe connect2
Math Tutoring Through Adobe Connect

MA 223

Student Name: Kriste Hasselbrock

Phone: 765-414-5093

e-mail: [email protected]

Availability: Th 9:00-10:00

Link Through Adobe Connect:

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Math Tutoring Through Adobe Connect

MA 220

Student Name: James Wolff

Phone: 574-952-6159

e-mail: [email protected]

Availability: T 9:00-10:00 p.m.

W 9:00-10:00 p.m.

Link Through Adobe Connect:

maintain address phone and e mail information
Maintain Address, Phone, and E-mail Information
  • Address and Phone Information Can Be updated on myPurdue, or in Room 45 of Hovde Hall.
  • E-mail - Log on Click on Update Your Directory Listing
when can i study abroad
When Can I Study Abroad?

A) Semester

B) Summer

C) Spring Break/Maymester

D) All of the above

agr 101 attendance
AGR 101 Attendance

Print Your Name On Appropriate Line. Leave Empty Seats Blank.

Record Your Row Location and Number of Seats From Aisle Including Empty Ones.

Return to Your Location Next Tuesday.

the article white man dancing is a
The article, “White Man Dancing” is a:

A) story of a White man lost in the rainforest of Brazil

B) story of a White man’s personal transformation that increased his multicultural awareness

C) description of a Native American’s dance during a traditional ceremony

D) story of a White man dancing on Broadway in New York City

when dr gary howard referred to the hill he was speaking of
When Dr. Gary Howard referred to “the Hill” he was speaking of:

A) one of New Haven’s most impoverished neighborhoods that had been targeted for urban renewal

B) his experience with drugs

C) a secret place where he traveled to write his new book

D) his trip to Colorado’s foothills back in the early 50’s

diversity and its strengths

Diversity and Its Strengths

Dr. Pamala V. Morris

Assistant Dean, Diversity Programs

College of Agriculture



Dimensions of Diversity


Pamala V. Morris, Ph.D.

Purdue University



What is

















Equity and DiversityThe First Debate

Plato vs. Aristotle

Saxonhouse, A., Fear of Diversity: The Birth of Political Science in Ancient Greek

Thought, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992


Diversity Debate

  • Plato…Unity and harmony would be achieved by shared characteristics of a homogenous citizenry.
  • Aristotle…Unity and harmony is achieved through difference. Democracy based on variety is more likely to thrive.

Diversity is a kaleidoscope

of people who bring a variety of backgrounds,

life experiences, styles, perspectives, personalities, values, and beliefs

as assets to the groups and organizations with which

they interact.


Are we a

diverse group?

dealing with diversity
Dealing with Diversity
  • What are the strengths/benefits that diversity gives us?
    • Do most people find it difficult dealing with differences in people?
    • Why is it difficult to deal with differences?
    • How have we, as a nation, dealt with diverse issues of racial/ethnic/other cultural groups?

Why is having an


of our

differences so





Overcoming barriers caused by differences

Using differences to create synergy


Cultural Awareness

  • limited knowledge and awareness of cultural differences
  • limited understanding of the influence of culture on attitudes and behaviors.


  • function like filters between individuals
  • interfering with our ability to hear or see others clearly
  • hindering our efforts to understand those who are different.


  • we sow the seeds of our own destruction
  • we render ourselves less powerful, more hopeless, with less to gain and lose
  • we pay a steep price for excluding people, and for tolerating systems that are demoralizing and inequitable

“We must not only learn to tolerate our differences. We must welcome them as the richness and diversity which can lead to true intelligence.”

-Albert Einstein


In the next decade, women, people of color and immigrants will constitute 80% of the labor market.

--U.S. Department of Labor


Multicultural Issues in the Workplace

• Language problems leading to miscommunication and misinterpretation

• Incorrect assumptions about diverse cultures

•Expectations that others will conform

• Biases against the unfamiliar

• Traditional American values in conflict with values of other cultures


Concluding Remarks

  • Quote:
  • “Is it not true,” he asked, “that every landscape I behold, every friend I meet, every act I perform, every pain I suffer, leaves me a different being than that they found me?
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Education, in The Portable Emerson (1946)
quiz policies
Quiz Policies
  • Do your own work.
  • Quizzes distributed face down.
  • Do not turn papers over and begin until advised.
  • Put your name on your paper.
  • Turn your papers over when finished.