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Aug 30 / Julie Alter-Kay

Upcoming events in the School of Social Work

 

SAVE THE DATE

Thurs., Sept. 22 – Student Mentor Applied Research Team (SMART) 

Student Research Learning Community Kick-off Meeting.  Held from 

3:30 to 5 p.m., in room1115 Old Main

Learn about exciting opportunities to work with faculty on research projects & learn about different aspects of the research process.  Refreshments provided.

See attached for additional details and meeting times. 

Oct.  8 – Second Annual School of Social Work Gala and Silent Auction

RSVP and purchase tickets at https://commerce.wayne.edu/socialwork/events.html

Thurs., Oct. 27 – FREE flu shot available to all WSU students flu shot

Noon to 4 p.m. in Room 0116 Old Main.  Sign-up today at http://health.wayne.edu/social-work.php

 

 

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES

Become the Student School Social Work representative from Wayne State University to the Michigan Association of School Social Workers.

The Student Representative role was created to enable school social work students to participate in the practices and duties of the Executive Board of the Michigan Association of School Social Workers.  If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please email Karen Weiner, Temporary Approval Coordinator School Social Work, at ah9301@wayne.edu a 2-3 paragraph statement of your interest in School Social Work and why you should be selected for this position including what you can contribute to MASSW.  The application deadline is midnight September 9, 2016.  For more information about the Michigan Association of School Social Workers visit the website at masswmi.org.

Attend a SBIRT Training 

Learn this approach to delivery of early intervention and treatment to people with substance abuse disorders and those at risk of developing these disorders. The Wayne State University SBIRT team has trained health professionals, faculty, preceptors, and students to become SBIRT service providers and increase access to and availability of care, reduce behavioral health disparities, and promote the use of SBIRT in medically underserved communities in Michigan.  Training Dates:  September 16, 20,  and October 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Reserve your space today by emailing Tiffany Baldridge, SBIRT Program Assistant, at ej9950@wayne.edu.

Seeking student volunteers to serve on the various school committees that require student representation; curriculum and instruction, tenure and promotion, and student academic review.  If interested, send an email to ae8440@wayne.edu indicating name, WSU accessID, phone, program status and committee interest.

Aug 22 / Julie Alter-Kay

Opportunities Galore!!!

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THIS WEEK

Thurs., Aug. 25

Research Refresher 
Held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in room 101 School of Social Work and facilitated by Neva Nahan, coordinator for research.  This workshop is designed to be of value to those who have completed their first research methods and statistics course but would like to refresh their knowledge and skills in preparation for the next level research course. Open to BSW/MSW students.  RSVP to attend by Aug. 24 at https://doodle.com/poll/tegu7v6sf6c63ra6.

Volunteer Fair
Held from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Student Center Building Hilberry B & C (2nd floor).  This fair will allow students the opportunity to meet with potential volunteer agencies for the upcoming academic year.  
Fri., Aug. 26 – School of Social Student Organization 2016-2017 Academic Year Kick-Off Meeting.  Held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. in room 101, School of Social Work. Annually, all students are provided with the opportunity to organize in their own interest through the university and School of Social Work.  We are planning to continue our focus on social justice and multicultural engagement, joining together to provide support and programming in the upcoming year.

Come check us out – Involvement in a student organization is FUN and offers GREAT learning and leadership opportunities!! 

SAVE THE DATE

Tues., Aug. 30 – Successfully planning and drafting a social work research paper
Held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in room 101 School of Social Work and facilitated by Derek Risse, writing assistance program staff member.  This workshop will cover a range of topics related to researching and writing in social work. Participants will learn how to develop a strong research question and research plan, locate relevant scholarship using databases and related library resources, develop a project outline, and properly organize and reference research.  The workshop is open to all BSW and MSW students.  RSVP to attend at

http://events.wayne.edu/2016/08/30/successfully-planning-and-drafting-a-social-work-research-paper-67063/

Weds., Aug. 31.  Classes begin.

Thurs., Sept. 29 – Reality of Recovery:  An evening with Jeff VanVonderen

7 to 9 p.m. at the Wayne County Community College District Downriver Campus, 21000 Northline Rd., Taylor, MI.  Register to attend at

www.comcareserv.org.   

Oct.  8 – Second Annual School of Social Work Gala and Silent Auction, Student Center Ballroom.  More details to follow.

Thurs., Oct. 27 – FREE flu shot available to all WSU students – Available from noon to 4 p.m. in Room 0116 Old Main.  More details to follow.

OPPORTUNITIES
Seeking student volunteers to serve on the various school committees that require student representation; 

  • Curriculum and Instruction committee
  • Global Committee
  • Tenure and Promotion Committee
  • Faculty Hearing  Panel (Requires 8 members)
  • Student Due Process Hearing Panel
  • Student Academic Review Committee
  • MSW committee – Need an IP and I-CPL student – Meeting are held on the 2nd Monday of every month at 10:30 a.m.
If interested, send an email to ae8440@wayne.edu indicating name, WSU accessID, phone, program status and committee interest.  
Work study student wanted.  The Substance Abuse Research Division in the School of Medicine (Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences) has posted an announcement for a work-study eligible student assistant.

Participate in a study to better understand the experiences and health of LGBTQ individuals as well as the quality of services received by the LGBTQ community.  Please visit the link to take the survey: https://bostoncollege.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9YoRfc6LMlByoRf

APA website available to assist with the writing process;  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4bdFLlsAMk#action=share

 

Aug 9 / Julie Alter-Kay

Back to School. Are you Ready?

Classes begin Weds., Aug. 31.  Students planning to complete all degree requirements in the fall semester 2016 must file a degree application by Sept. 30 through academica.

Be prepared for fall and ensure you are on the path for degree completion by scheduling an appt. with your academic advisor at www.wams.wayne.edu;

  • Shantalea Johns:    BSW Students
  • Tamarie Willis:      MSW Advanced Standing Students (hold a BSW degree)
  • Tiffany Murray:     MSW Core Students (hold an undergraduate degree in another discipline other than social work)

Office of Admissions and Student Services  – Open 3rd Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Aug. 20 – Sept. 17 – Oct. 15  – Nov. 19 – Dec. 17

Be prepared for fall by attending a workshop!
Thurs., Aug. 25 – Research Refresher

Held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in room 101 School of Social Work and facilitated by Neva Nahan, coordinator for research.  This workshop is designed to be of value to those who have completed their first research methods and statistics course but would like to refresh their knowledge and skills in preparation for the next level research course. Open to BSW/MSW students.  RSVP to attend by Aug. 24 at https://doodle.com/poll/tegu7v6sf6c63ra6.

Tues., Aug. 30 – Successfully planning and drafting a social work research paper
Held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in room 101 School of Social Work and facilitated by Derek Risse, writing assistance program staff member.  This workshop will cover a range of topics related to researching and writing in social work. Participants will learn how to develop a strong research question and research plan, locate relevant scholarship using databases and related library resources, develop a project outline, and properly organize and reference research.  The workshop is open to all BSW and MSW students.  RSVP to attend at

http://events.wayne.edu/2016/08/30/successfully-planning-and-drafting-a-social-work-research-paper-67063/
THIS WEEK
Sat., Aug. 13 – The School of Social Work volunteers with Crossing Water in Flint from noon to 7 p.m.  Crossing Waters is a humanitarian relief and social services agency providing resources, relief and services to those struggling from the Flint water crisis. Join us by signing up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4faca62aa2fe3-naswmichigan.

SAVE THE DATE
Fri., Aug. 19 – Kids-Talk Children’s Advocacy Center invites you to a Community Picnic. Held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater St., Detroit, MI  48207.  No registration required.  For questions, contact Lacea Zavala at (734) 785-7705 x 7291 or lzavala@guidance-center.org.

Fri., Aug. 26 – School of Social Student Organization 2016-2017 Academic Year Kick-Off Meeting.  Held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. in room 101, School of Social Work. Annually, all students are provided with the opportunity to organize in their own interest through the university and School of Social Work.  We are planning to continue our focus on social justice and multicultural engagement, joining together to provide support and programming in the upcoming year.  Come check us out – Involvement in a student organization is FUN and offers GREAT learning and leadership opportunities!! 

Sat., Oct.  8 – 2nd Annual School of Social Work Gala and Silent Auction, Student Center Ballroom.  More details to follow.

Thurs., Oct. 27 – FREE flu shot available to all WSU students – Available from noon to 4 p.m. in Room 0116 Old Main.  More details to follow.

OPPORTUNITIES
Study abroad opportunity in Munich, Germany with accompanied course (graduate/undergraduate) in international social work with a focus on human rights from January 4-January 12, 2017.  For more information, see http://ehs.siu.edu/socialwork/study-abroad/germany/.

Aug 2 / Julie Alter-Kay

August 1, 2016 – School of Social Work Office of Admissions and Student Services Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Need help with writing?  Check out the School of Social Work Writing Assistance Program.  Our writing assistance program staff members can assist you with grammar, mechanics, sentence and paragraph structure, organization, and APA.

  •       Vanessa Gualtieri: ac8153@wayne.edu (313) 577-4339. Hours: Monday 9-5, Wednesday 9-5, Thursday 9-1
  •       Derek Risse:  as5907@wayne.edu, (313) 577-8969.  Hours: Monday 9-5, Wednesday 1-5, Friday 9-5

Online Appointment Scheduling:  https://wams.wayne.edu/go/socialwork.  The Wayne State University Writing, Research and Technology Zone are also available for assistance.   They are located in the Undergraduate Library and offer limited summer hours Monday through Thursday and online hours on Friday and Sunday.  They can be reached at (313) 577-2544. They also book appointments online at http://clas.wayne.edu/writing/Scheduling-an-Appointment.  Be sure to request a graduate tutor.

Sat. (not Fri. as previously listed), Aug. 13 – The School of Social Work volunteers with Crossing Water in Flint from noon to 7 p.m.   Crossing Waters is a humanitarian relief and social services agency providing resources, relief and services to those struggling from the Flint water crisis. Join us by signing up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4faca62aa2fe3-naswmichigan.

 

THIS WEEK – Weds., Aug. 3 – 2nd Annual LGBTQ Community Chat.  The Detroit Police Department, in partnership with the Detroit Public Safety Foundation, will host this event starting at 6 p.m. at Palmer Park in Detroit.  All L.G.B.T.Q. and allies welcome.

SAVE THE DATE – Thurs., Aug. 25 – Research Refresher – Held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in room 101 School of Social Work and facilitated by Neva Nahan, coordinator for research.  This workshop is designed to be of value to those who have completed their first research methods and statistics course but would like to refresh their knowledge and skills in preparation for the next level research course. Open to BSW/MSW students.  RSVP to attend by Aug. 24 at https://doodle.com/poll/tegu7v6sf6c63ra6.

Fri., Aug. 26 – School of Social Student Organization 2016-2017 academic year Kick-Off meeting.  Held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. in room 101, School of Social Work.  Annually, all students are provided with the opportunity to organize in their own interest through the university and School of Social Work.  We are planning to continue our focus on social justice and multicultural engagement, joining together to provide support and programming in the upcoming year. Come check us out – Involvement in a student organization is FUN and offers GREAT learning and leadership opportunities!! 

Sat., Oct.  8 – 2nd Annual School of Social Work Gala and Silent Auction, Student Center Ballroom.  More details to follow.

Thurs., Oct. 27 – FREE flu shot available to all WSU students from noon to 4 p.m. in Room 0116 Old Main.  More details to follow.

 

Jul 26 / Julie Alter-Kay

July 25, 2016 – School of Social Work Office of Admissions and Student Services Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                                          

Seeking student volunteer to serve on the Wayne State University Student Senate to represent the School of Social Work.  The time commitment includes attending meetings on the first and third Thursdays of every month at 6 p.m.  Meetings are typically three hours long. Some additional flexible hours are required to work on goals set and reporting to the School and student body.  If interested, please contact Julie Alter-Kay at ae8440@wayne.edu.

Seeking 2016 ACOSA Awards Nominations – Deadline: September 15, 2016.  The Association for Community Organization and Social Administration (ACOSA) invites you to nominate a worthy candidate for the Career Achievement Award, Emerging Scholar Award, Doctoral Student Award, Outstanding Practitioner Award, and/or the Outstanding Student Award to be given at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education in Atlanta, GA on November 5, 2016.  See http://www.acosa.org/joomla/2016-awards-nominations.

THIS WEEK                                                                                                          

Thurs., July 28 – Information Meeting: Refugee Volunteer Support at 6 p.m. in the Italian Room located in General Lectures building on the Wayne State campus. Support is needed for the Samaritas relocation organization. Samaritas is working to relocate Syrian refugees to Southeast Michigan. They are in need of volunteers to assist with culture orientation, translation assistance, and driving incoming families to orientation among other activities.  For more information, please contact, Kelly Driscoll, Academic Services Officer II, Deans Off Fine, Perf & Comm Arts at bb3184@wayne.edu.  

SAVE THE DATE                                                                                            

Fri., Aug. 26 – School of Social Student Organization 2016-2017 academic year Kick-Off meeting from 12:30 to 3 p.m. in room 101 of the School of Social Work.  Ricardo Villarosa from the Dean of Student’s office (DOSO) will be in attendance to discuss registering groups, securing funding and support available from the DOSO office.

Annually, all students are provided with the opportunity to organize in their own interest through the university and School of Social Work.  We are planning to continue our focus on social justice and multicultural engagement, joining together to provide support and programming in the upcoming year.  Come check us out – Involvement in a student organization is FUN and offers GREAT learning and leadership opportunities!! 

Sat., Oct.  8 – 2nd Annual School of Social Work Gala and Silent Auction, Student Center Ballroom.  More details to follow.

Thurs., Oct. 27 – FREE flu shot available to all WSU students from noon to 4 p.m. in Room 0116 Old Main.  More details to follow.

OPPORTUNITIES                                                                                                    

flint water pic

 

Fri., Aug. 13 – The School of Social Work volunteers with Crossing Water in Flint from noon to 7 p.m.   Crossing Waters is a humanitarian relief and social services agency providing resources, relief and services to those struggling from the Flint water crisis. Join us today by signing up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4faca62aa2fe3-naswmichigan. Other volunteer dates also available.  Please email Julie Alter-Kay at ae8440@wayne.edu if you sign-up to volunteer.

 

 

 

Fri., Aug. 19 – Kids-Talk Children’s Advocacy Center invites you to a Community Picnic from 1 to 3 p.m. at the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater St., Detroit, MI  48207.  No registration required.  For questions, contact Lacea Zavala at (734) 785-7705 x 7291 or lzavala@guidance-center.org.

Be sure to like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WSUSocialWork and check out postings of employment and volunteer opportunities updated weekly at http://socialwork.wayne.edu/career-resources/

Jun 21 / Julie Alter-Kay

June 20, 2016 – School of Social Work Office of Admissions and Student Services Weekly Announcements

Happy Summer!

We are resuming our regular weekly email announcements.  Be sure to like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WSUSocialWork/

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and check out postings of employment and volunteer opportunities at http://socialwork.wayne.edu/career-resources/
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SAVE THE DATE
Friday, August 26, 2016 – School of Social Student Organization 2016-2017 academic Year Kick-Off meeting
12:30 to 3 p.m. in room 101 of the School of Social Work.  Ricardo Villarosa from the Dean of Student’s office (DOSO) will be in attendance to discuss registering groups, securing funding and support available from the DOSO office.
All students in the School are provided with the opportunity to organize in their own interest through the university and School of Social Work.  We are planning to continue our focus on social justice
and multicultural engagement, joining together to provide support and programming in the upcoming year.
Come check us out – Involvement in a student organization is FUN and offers GREAT learning and leadership opportunities!!

Saturday, October 8, 2016 – 2nd Annual School of Social Work Gala and Silent Auction, Student Center Ballroom.

OPPORTUNITIES
Saturday, July 9, 2016 – Walk for Elder Independence
A 5k course showcasing scenic Belle Isle and the Detroit water front.  Belle Isle State Park at 9 a.m. This certified 5k has a $20 registration donation
For more information and to register online, see http://www.bridgingcommunities.org/walk-for-elder-independence.html.
Please call the Bridging Community, Inc. office at 313-361-6377 for further details.

Friday, August 19, 2016 – Kids-Talk Children’s Advocacy Center invites you to a Community Picnic
1 to 3 p.m. at the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater St., Detroit, MI  48207.
No registration required.  For questions, contact Lacea Zavala at (734) 785-7705 x 7291 or lzavala@guidance-center.org.

The CSWE Gero-Ed Center is now accepting nominations for the Ashley Brooks-Danso Memorial Fund Student Travel Scholarships! BSW and MSW students interested in aging can apply to receive a complimentary registration and $600 for travel expenses to attend the 2016 CSWE Annual Program Meeting and its Gero-Ed Track events from November 3–November 6, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Nominees must:
be currently enrolled full- or part-time students in a CSWE-accredited program; demonstrate an interest in aging through a field placement, service learning, coursework, or similar activity, and;
be nominated by a social work faculty member from their current program.  The deadline for nominations is July 1, 2016.

REGISTER TO VOTE – The 1998 Higher Education Act requires all post-secondary institutions to make a good-faith effort to distribute voter registration forms to each degree- or certificate-seeking student who attends classes on campus.
Wayne State University recognizes the need for responsible citizenship.
Register to vote in the State of Michigan at http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7-127-1633_8716_8726_47669-175878–,00.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=email-5728efe79f85a&utm_campaign=Voter+Registration&utm_content=

www.michigan.gov
How to Register to Vote Step 1. To register to vote, you must be all of the following: A U.S. citizen; At least 18 years old by Election Day; A resident of Michigan
Feb 10 / Shantalea Johns

Zumba for a Cure

BRCAn’t Stop Me and the Wayne State University Student Fitness & Wellness Organization are proud to invite you to the Wayne State University Zumba for a Cure which will take place at Wayne State University’s Student Center, Room 25, February 18th at 3:30 p.m.The event is free but donations are much appreciated

3:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. – Guest speakers Mollie Smith (Previvor) and Angela Trepanier (Genetic Counselor)
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – Break for Raffle and Snacks.
4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.- Zumba Event
5:00 p.m.- 5:05 p.m. – Closing Remarks

BRCAn’t Stop Me’s Mission is to raise awareness of the BRCA gene mutation among young adults and to provide support for young adults who have or are affected by the BRCA gene mutation.

Cancer ribbons now on display at the welcome counter at the entrance of the School of Social Work (5447 Woodward) and are available for any amount of donation to help support this organization.

Jan 11 / Shantalea Johns

CONCENTRATION/CURRICULUM DAY

Saturday, January 23, 2016

8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wayne State University, Student Center Ballroom

Who should attend?

* First-year full-time M.S.W. students preparing for the advanced year curriculum * Second-year part-time M.S.W. students preparing for the advanced year curriculum

* B.S.W. admitted or applying to the M.S.W. program.

What is the purpose of Concentration/Curriculum Day?

To explain the Wayne State University School of Social Work’s curriculum for the advanced year of the M.S.W. program so that students may choose a field of practice in which to concentrate their graduate studies.

 

http://socialwork.wayne.edu/msw_concentration_day2016.pdf

Oct 26 / Shantalea Johns

Innovative trans-disciplinary PhD degree in Social Work and Anthropology (SWAN).

The Wayne State University School of Social Work and Department of Anthropology are proud to announce the start of their new innovative trans-disciplinary PhD degree in Social Work and Anthropology (SWAN). This joint-degree program draws scholars from both disciplines focusing on national and global urban issues. The SWAN Program is proud to kick-off this collaboration with the SWAN Inaugural Lecture from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Undergraduate Library Bernath Auditorium featuring Luke Bergmann, Ph.D., M.S.W., Senior Director Office of Behavioral Health, NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation presenting “Drug Dealers, Policy Makers, and Other Hidden Populations: A Career in Code Switching”. Dr. Bergmann will be discussing his anthropological, clinical and policy work around substance use in Detroit and New York City along with his reflections on his trans-disciplinary training. This FREE lecture is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, prospective students, and the public. For additional information on this lecture visit the WSU Main Events Calendar here (events.wayne.edu), or contact Andrea Sankar at asankar@wayne.edu; 313-577-6961 or Arlene Weisz at aa4495@wayne.edu; 313-577-4420.

Oct 13 / Shantalea Johns

Social Justice: Advocacy, Action, Activism Forum – Developing A Social Work Response To Racism, Hate Crimes, and Police Use of Force

 

NASW-MI Social Justice Form 10.22.15 WSU FINAL 10.08.15 bv

The School of Social Work and the Office of Continuing Education and Development and the NASW-MI chapter are proud to host “Social Justice: Advocacy, Action, Activism Forum – Developing A Social Work Response To Racism, Hate Crimes, and Police Use of Force”from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. in the Undergraduate Library, Bernath Auditorium. We request, but do not require, that you RSVP for this event at http://events.wayne.edu/2015/10/22/social-justice-advocacy-action-activism-developing-a-social-work-response-t-61795/.