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Yay for all the holidays! (Because there are so many this time of year, we couldn't possibly do justice to them.)

Welcome to winter break!  All of us at PTI hope you have some well-deserved rest and time with family and friends. You have certainly earned it! But if you're just itching for some noteworthy tidbits, please keep reading...

IMPORTANT REMINDER!
The PTI office will be closed from Thursday, Dec. 22, at 12pm to Monday, Jan. 2. We will resume normal operations on Tuesday, Jan. 3. You may email or call/text Tara during the office-closure period, but she'll only be responding to urgent requests.

WE (YOU) REALLY, REALLY DID IT!
So many exclamation points...but this update really merits them! The university's USEED experiment was certainly successful - we raised $27,011 in just 30 days!!! Thank you to everyone who gave, solicited others to give, and otherwise cheered us on. The PTI Leadership Team will be meeting in January to discuss guidelines for using the funds, but for now, let's just bask in the glory of our success :)

FT. DIX NEEDS SOME ENGLISH TEACHERS
The Ft. Dix partnership is still looking for some English teachers for the Spring 2017 term! If you or someone you know can help, please contact Jill Knapp as soon as possible at gk@astro.princeton.edu.

GARDEN STATE STUDENT HAS POEM PUBLISHED
One of our students at Garden State is having his poem, "One of Us," published in the Harvard Education Review's upcoming volume on prison education! We'll send you details as soon as we know more, but for the moment, I hope this will be a reminder to us of how awesome our students really are (and how awesome it is when someone outside the prison walls recognizes that).

NEWSLETTERS ARCHIVED ON WEBSITE
Our PTI Matters newsletters are now archived at the PTI website (we like to keep records of things around here). Please also encourage your friends to sign up for the general interest email list HERE.

INTERESTING NEW RESOURCES
UPCOMING EVENT: AALAC (Alliance to Advance Liberal Arts College) Collaborative Workshop on prison education at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges. See message below:
The Alliance to Advance Liberal Arts College (AALAC) is a national consortium of @ 20 liberal arts colleges in our peer group, and it supports a number of initiatives including workshops for colleagues with similar pedagogical and scholarly interests. There is an upcoming AALAC Collaborative Workshop at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges on June 2-4, 2017. It will focus on “Engaging College Communities in and Beyond Prison Education." If interested, please fill out the the wufoo form by January 15
https://brynmawr.wufoo.com/forms/aalac-workshop-2017/. For more information, view the workshop proposal.

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS & REVIEWERS:
DEADLINE MARCH 10, 2017
As you prepare for your holiday/winter breaks, consider spending some time developing a submission for the Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education. JPSHE welcomes diverse manuscripts, from empirically-based examinations to critical reflection pieces, theoretical investigations, commentaries, case studies, and pedagogical and research designs. For full instructions and
author guidelines, please see the JPSHE website http://jpshe.missouristate.edu/ or email us at jpshe@missouristate.edu.  
Call for Reviewers: Missouri Campus Compact is also soliciting reviewers for JPSHE on a continual basis. We are looking for higher education faculty and staff with a terminal degree who have a background in community/civic engagement research and/or practice. Reviewers must be committed to assisting with the progression of the field of public scholarship and be able to devote time to the review process. Previous experience with publishing or serving as a peer-reviewer is recommended. Please see the JPSHE website for more information and the application.


CONTRIBUTE YOUR IDEAS!
I hope PTI Matters will continue to grow and be ever more useful to our teachers and friends. Please feel free to email your news blurbs and other suggestions to tronda@princeton.edu so we can highlight them here!
Today is Festivus...a holiday for the rest of us (courtesy of George Costanza).
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