University of Southern Indiana

MAGIC Project

The University of Southern Indiana and the USI Foundation are partnering with Dr. Bill Thomas, a nationally-renowned expert on aging, with support from AARP and AARP Indiana, on a year-long pilot project aimed at creating a cultural transformation related to aging in community. The MAGIC Project will create a Multi-Ability, multi-Generational, Inclusive Community (MAGIC) housing model for both students and older adults.

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Special Topics Course - ST-MAGIC:MultiGenInclCommBldg (Multi-Ability, multi-Generational Inclusive Community Building)

This is a one-credit hour course open to all majors is an introduction to the MAGIC pilot project between Dr. Bill Thomas and USI. During the course, participants will explore the dynamic complexity of building inclusive communities for people of different ages, abilities and backgrounds.

  • Where and When: March 12 through May 2 during the Spring 2018 semester on Wednesdays, 1-3:15 pm in Health Professions HP 1079
  • Instructors: Kyrie Carpenter (ChangingAging team member) and Karen Austin (USI adjunct), who will handle onsite logistics.
  • Guest Speakers: Members of Dr. Bill Thomas' team will be joining in lectures and some in-person sessions. 

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Next MAGIC Meeting for USI Faculty and Staff:
Thursday, April 5, 7:30-8:30 a.m. in Health Professions "MAGIC Room" (HP 2058)

Click Here for the Spring Meeting Schedule

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