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Nov 7 / Julie Alter-Kay

Social Work Students honored by National Association for registering more than 80 people to vote!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Jordan Wyer and Gloria Rooks, School of Social Work MSW students with a concentration in Innovations in Community Policy and Leadership  (I-CPL), were honored by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for registering more than 80 people to vote.  WAY TO PUT SOCIAL JUSTICE INTO ACTION!!!

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We are seeking a 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.

FILE YOUR FASFA ASAP!!  Students can begin filling out the FAFSA now (started October 1) using 2015 tax return information. More information is available regarding major changes to FAFSA at  http://wayne.edu/financial-aid/applying/fafsa/
To assist students in completing their 2017 – 18 FAFSA, the Wayne State Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid is hosting FAFSA Fridays in the David Adamany Undergraduate Library located on main campus in Lab A on the following dates:
•             November 11 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
•             November 18 from 2-4 p.m.
NO RSVP required.

THIS WEEK 
Thurs., Nov. 10             TWO SPECIAL EVENTS!!
Annual Edith Harris Memorial Lecture
Held from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Community Arts Auditorium.
https://events.wayne.edu/socialwork/2016/11/10/social-work-edith-harris-lecture-on-trauma-informed-child-welfare-66617/

Humble Beginnings: A Fireside Chat with William Pickard         

NOTE CHANGE IN DETAILS
Dr. Pickard is a noted entrepreneur, holds a MSW and a PhD in social work and is a former WSU SSW faculty member.  Dr. Pickard will talk about his experiences as a major franchise owner, investor in media operations and gaming industry ventures, and the challenges he has faced during his 40-year career. Event held from 4 to 6 p.m. in WSU’s Midtown TV Studio, located in the Maccabee Building, 5057 Woodward, on the first floor. This event requires an RSVP. Please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/humble-beginningsbbi-dr-william-pickard-school-of-social-work-tickets-29057017321
National Homelessness Awareness Week is November  12 – 20
The Homeless Action Network of Detroit is looking for volunteers on Wednesday, November 16th  for their Project  Homeless Connect event.  The purpose of this event is to connect those in need with available resources and other  important necessities.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Shantalea Johns at shantalea@wayne.edu.

SAVE THE DATE 
Thurs., Nov. 17 – The Elizabeth N. Brehler Scholars Informational Meeting
Held from 3 to 4 p.m. in the School of Social Work, room 227.  Learn about this manuscript competition open to any full or part-time Social Work Students; BSW, MSW, PhD.
See website for further details at http://socialwork.wayne.edu/bsw/scholarships.php

Thurs.,  Nov. 30 – Social Innovation Symposium 
Event held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Hilberry A, Student Center Building.  This symposium will present information on Optimize Wayne, a new student organization.  Learn about the Social Innovation Challenge, which will take place during the second semester and include workshops focused on turning an abstract concept into a fully functioning initiative or project.  Optimize Teams will be formed with opportunity to seeking funding of up to $5,000 to continue or expand their project.  For more information, contact Kavya Davuluri at kavyad@wayne.edu.

OPPORTUNITIES  

The UM School of Social Work will be hosting the American Men’s Studies Association 25th Annual Conference from March 30th-April 2nd.  They are currently accepting
proposals.  The deadline for submissions is Nov. 15.  For more information about the conference and to submit proposals please visit the 2017 Conference Info page on the AMSA web site athttp://mensstudies.org

Annual Edith Harris Memorial Lecture – Held from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Community Arts Auditorium.
https://events.wayne.edu/socialwork/2016/11/10/social-work-edith-harris-lecture-on-trauma-informed-child-welfare-66617/

Humble Beginnings: A Fireside Chat with William Pickard – Dr. Pickard is a noted entrepreneur, holds a MSW and a PhD in social work and is a former WSU SSW faculty member.  Dr. Pickard will talk about his experiences as a major franchise owner, investor in media operations and gaming industry ventures, and the challenges he has faced during his 40-year career. Event held from 4 to 6 p.m. in WSU’s Midtown TV Studio, located in the Maccabee Building, 5057 Woodward, on the first floor. This event requires an RSVP. Please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/humble-beginningsbbi-dr-william-pickard-school-of-social-work-tickets-29057017321
National Homelessness Awareness Week is November  12 – 20
The Homeless Action Network of Detroit is looking for volunteers on Wednesday, November 16th  for their Project  Homeless Connect event.  The purpose of this event is to connect those in need with available resources and other  important necessities.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Shantalea Johns at shantalea@wayne.edu.

SAVE THE DATE 

Thurs., Nov. 17 – The Elizabeth N. Brehler Scholars Informational Meeting
Held from 3 to 4 p.m. in the School of Social Work, room 227.  Learn about this manuscript competition open to any full or part-time Social Work Students; BSW, MSW, PhD.
See website for further details at http://socialwork.wayne.edu/bsw/scholarships.php

Thurs.,  Nov. 30 – Social Innovation Symposium 
Event held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Hilberry A, Student Center Building.  This symposium will present information on Optimize Wayne, a new student organization.  Learn about the Social Innovation Challenge, which will take place during the second semester and include workshops focused on turning an abstract concept into a fully functioning initiative or project.  Optimize Teams will be formed with opportunity to seeking funding of up to $5,000 to continue or expand their project.  For more information, contact Kavya Davuluri at kavyad@wayne.edu.

OPPORTUNITIES  

The UM School of Social Work will be hosting the American Men’s Studies Association 25th Annual Conference from March 30th-April 2nd.  They are currently accepting
proposals.  The deadline for submissions is Nov. 15.  For more information about the conference and to submit proposals please visit the 2017 Conference Info page on the AMSA web site athttp://mensstudies.org

Oct 25 / Julie Alter-Kay

Humble Beginnings

FEATURED EVENT

Nov. 10, 2016

Humble beginnings

 

Fireside Chat with Dr. William Pickard 

Dr. Pickard is a noted entrepreneur, holds a MSW and a PhD in social work and is a former WSU SSW faculty member.  Event held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Law School’s Partrich Auditorium.
See http://events.wayne.edu/2016/11/10/humble-beginnings-black-business-infrastructure-fireside-chat-dr-william-pi-68543/

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

We are in need of two students to serve as representatives for the Student Academic Review Committee (MSW advanced year and a BSW Senior).   Minimal time commitment required.  For more information, contact Dr. Takisha LaShore by email at ap7738@wayne.edu.

Would you like to improve your course grades or tackle a difficult course with confidence and certainty?  If yes, then consider signing up for the School of Social Work’s Individual Success Plan (ISP) program. The ISP program is designed to give students the opportunity to receive one-on-one support from a social work mentor.    If interested in taking part in this program, please complete the survey by Nov. 2, 2016 at 5pm. Please contact Shantalea Johns at shantalea@wayne.edu for more information. Survey; https://waynestate.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1M1f7DTZB6LBZ2J

The Wayne State Writing, Research and Technology Zone (WRTZ) is a valuable resource offering tutoring on any concept or problem related to writing, research, and technology (drafting, research, synthesis, analysis and development).  The WRTZ in located in the David Adamany Undergraduate Library on main campus with after hour, weekend and online services available.  Be sure to ask for a tutoring appointment with Deanna, Clare, Tori or Kerin, as they are familiar with social work assignments.  See http://wrtzone.wayne.edu/. In addition, limited appointments are available with the School of Social Work writing tutors, Vanessa Gualtieri and Derek Risse.   Check out their availability through our online appointment scheduling at  https://wams.wayne.edu/go/socialwork

Priority Registration begins 10/31/16 for the Winter Semester 2017.  Priority Registration is now determined by class standing (graduate or undergraduate based on total number of completed credits you have at the time of registration). See for more information at http://classschedule.wayne.edu/.   Be sure to make an appointment with your advisor to ensure you are following your plan of work.  Stay on the path to degree completion!

THIS WEEK 
Thurs., Oct. 27  – TWO EVENTS!!
FREE flu shot available to all WSU students
Noon to 4 p.m. in Room 0116 Old Main.  Sign-up today at http://health.wayne.edu/social-work.php

SMART (Student Mentor Research Team) Student Research Learning Community from 3 to 5 p.m. in Room 1115 Old Main.  Refreshments Provided!

SAVE THE DATE

Weds., Nov. 2 – TEDxWayneStateU conference is “Metamorphosis
Four of Wayne State’s distinguished alumni are featured.   The event will be held in the Student Center Ballroom from 5 to 8 p.m., with a reception to follow. See https://goo.gl/forms/I9G7HBOb6L6aCilY2.

Thurs., Nov. 10 – Annual Edith Harris Memorial Lecture
Held from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Community Arts Auditorium.
https://events.wayne.edu/socialwork/2016/11/10/social-work-edith-harris-lecture-on-trauma-informed-child-welfare-66617/

OPPORTUNITIES 
Jewish Family Service’s is seeking volunteers for their Fall Fix Up to help homebound older adults by preparing their homes for winter.   For more information, visit their website at www.jfsdetroit.org.

Student Disability Service (SDS) is hosting two events this week!
Doggy Days on Tues., Oct. 25, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.on Gullen Mall.  The event will include service animals with information provided on service animals.  Therapy dogs will be available for students to pet and interact with as a stress relief activity.

Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw on Weds. Oct. 26.  SDS and the Office for Multicultural Student Engagement will be hosting a screening of this 60 minute film in the Bernath Auditorium in the UGL at 2 p.m., followed by a discussion of the film and some of the issues raised. This film looks at the life of Chamique Holdsclaw, standout Tennesee Vols basketball player whose WNBA career was impacted by her bipolar disorder.

Research Tutoring available in the School of Social Work on select Weds. and Thurs.   To schedule a tutoring session, contact Caitlin Brown at eh5898@wayne.edu.

2017 MedHealth Summit (Information Sessions in October and November 2016) – See MedHealth Summit at www.MedHealthSummit.org

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (COSW), in partnership with the Dean of Students Office, is hosting exhibits throughout the month of October in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, including The Clothesline Project and the Silent Witness Project.  To get involved, see http://wayne.edu/newsroom/news/october-is-domestic-violence-awareness-month-20926/?utm_source=link&utm_medium=email-57f7f56d3e7fd&utm_campaign=Get+Involved+-+Wayne+State+University&utm_content=

Oct 20 / Julie Alter-Kay

SSW events and opportunities

Priority Registration begins 10/31/16 for the Winter Semester 2017. 

Priority Registration is now determined by class standing (graduate or undergraduate based on total number of completed credits you have at the time of registration).
See for more information at http://classschedule.wayne.edu/
Be sure to make an appointment with your advisor to ensure you are following your plan of work.  Stay on the path to degree completion!
THIS WEEK
Tues., Oct. 18 – Coalition for Community Social Workers (CCSW) Student Organization Meeting
Meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in State Hall, room 431.  If you are interested in social justice, community service, public awareness and education, and policy education and initiatives, plan on attending this meeting!

Fri., Oct. 21 – TWO EVENTS
National Make a Difference Day   
Join other Wayne State Students in participating in National Make a Difference Day from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. providing community service at a nearby school.   For more details, sign-up at

https://events.wayne.edu/getinvolved/2016/10/21/wsu-make-a-difference-day-68679/

If you participate, send me a picture and a sentence or two about your experience so we can publish in our newsletter!

Jewish Social Work Student Association Shabbat in the Sukkah
6 p.m.   For information and location, send email to dnroetter@oakland.edu.

SAVE THE DATE
Thurs., Oct. 27 – FREE flu shot available to all WSU students
Noon to 4 p.m. in Room 0116 Old Main.  Sign-up today at http://health.wayne.edu/social-work.php

Weds., Nov. 2 – TEDxWayneStateU conference is “Metamorphosis
Four of Wayne State’s distinguished alumni are featured.   The event will be held in the Student Center Ballroom from 5 to 8 p.m., with a reception to follow.

Thurs., Nov., 10 – Annual Edith Harris Memorial Lecture
Held from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Community Arts Auditorium.
OPPORTUNITIES 
Research Tutoring available in the School of Social Work on select Weds., and Thurs.   For more information, contact caitlinmb@wayne.edu.   

2017 MedHealth Summit (Information Sessions in October and November 2016) – See MedHealth Summit at www.MedHealthSummit.org
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (COSW), in partnership with the Dean of Students Office, is hosting exhibits throughout the month of October in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, including The Clothesline Project and the Silent Witness Project.  To get involved, see http://wayne.edu/newsroom/news/october-is-domestic-violence-awareness-month-20926/?utm_source=link&utm_medium=email-57f7f56d3e7fd&utm_campaign=Get+Involved+-+Wayne+State+University&utm_content=
Oct 11 / Julie Alter-Kay

Health and Well-Being for All!

Don’t forget to vote!
The Michigan Secretary of State’s office would like to remind all students that this year’s statewide general election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
Those who are interested in voting must be registered at least 30 days prior to the election.  This year’s voter registration deadline is Tuesday, October 11, 2016.  For further information, see
 
SUBMIT YOUR FAFSA NOW!!
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submission process for federal loans is now open.  Recent changes to filing include using the prior year’s tax information.

THIS WEEK

Thurs., Oct. 13 – THREE EVENTS!!
Wayne State Insiders Visit Social Work for Perspectives on Shifting Health Disparity towards Health Equity
Event held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the School of Social Work.   Come learn about the school’s commitment to bringing health disparity closer to health equity through its acclaimed research programs, curricula, student field experiences and initiatives in critical areas such as aging, substance use, behavioral health and interpersonal violence.  Light refreshments will be provided.  RSVP at http://events.wayne.edu/2016/10/13/wayne-state-insiders-at-the-school-of-social-work-67856/
 
Research Tutoring
Available from 3 to 5 p.m. in room 179 of the School of Social Work.   To schedule a session, email Caitlin Brown at caitlinmb@wayne.edu.
 
National Health Service Corps Presentation  
Event is from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in room 13 at the Wayne State State College of Nursing Cohn Building. Come hear a presentation about how to get money to pay for your degree or student loans by putting your social work skills and abilities to work in communities in need.  Register online at http://miahec.wayne.edu/nhsccm2016.php.

Tues., Oct. 18 – Coalition for Community Social Workers (CCSW) Student Organizations

Meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. A campus location for this meeting will be sent out closer to the date of the meeting.  If you are interested in social justice, community service, public awareness and education, and policy education and initiatives, plan on attending this meeting! 
Sat. Oct. 22 – Join fellow students and staff in Flint  – CANCELEDWatch for further opportunities.
Thurs., Oct. 27 – FREE flu shot available to all WSU students 
Noon to 4 p.m. in Room 0116 Old Main.  Sign-up today at http://health.wayne.edu/social-work.php
Thurs., Nov., 10 – Annual Edith Harris Memorial Lecture
Held from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Community Arts Auditorium. 
OPPORTUNITIES 
My Brother’s Keeper MI Summit scheduled for October 22, 2016 in Detroit. Attend free and hear more about what’s happening here in Michigan to improve outcomes for young men of color.  See: 
The UMHS Adolescent Health Initiative (AHI) Conference will take place on April 24-25, 2017.  Conference attendees include a multi-disciplinary audience of researchers, physicians, nurses, health educators, social workers, and other professionals and students in the field of adolescent health.  They are accepting submissions from researchers, professionals and/or students to present an oral research session, lead an interactive breakout session, or present a poster. http://www.cvent.com/events/2017-conference-on-adolescent-health/event-summary-bf3f6c77e6b34760bdcec79cdeff9aae.aspx
Apply now for the $1,500 Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award.  Award assists women with primary financial responsibility for their families to obtain the skills-training and education necessary to improve their employment status and standard of living for themselves and their family.  Deadline date to apply is November 15, 2016. For more information, contact Althea Grant at ad9444@wayne.edu. 
Oct 3 / Julie Alter-Kay

SSW to participate in Legislative Education & Advocacy Day (LEAD)


Sep 20 / Julie Alter-Kay

School of Social Work Events and Opportunities

ANNOUNCEMENTS
MSW Student, Laine Putans, will be representing the School of Social Work on Wayne State’s Student Senate. As the voice of the School of Social Work, she needs your help in developing goals for the academic year! Please contact her with any of your ideas about improving the school or university.  Laine can be reached by email at ft2810@wayne.edu.  

THIS WEEK
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 room 1115 Old Main.  Learn about exciting opportunities to work with faculty on research projects & learn about different aspects of the research process.  Refreshments provided. 

SAVE THE DATE
Weds., Sept. 28 – Research Tutoring from 2 to 5 p.m. in room 179 of the School of Social Work.   To schedule a session, email Caitlin Brown at caitlinmb@wayne.edu.  

Thurs., Sept. 29 – Employment Expo at WSU.  See http://careerservices.wayne.edu/employmentexpo.php

Sat. Oct. 1 – Michigan Bullying Prevention Conference at Beaumont. 
Sat., Oct. 8 – Second Annual Gala from 6 to 10 pm in the Student Center Ballroom. 
RSVP and Ticket Purchase: By Friday, September 30, 2016 via the WSU School of Social Work online store at
https://commerce.wayne.edu/socialwork/events.htm
Thurs., Oct. 13 – Wayne State Insiders visit Social Work for Perspectives on Shifting Health Disparity towards Health Equity                                                                                      
Event held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the School of Social Work.   Come learn about the school’s commitment to bringing health disparity closer to
health equity through its acclaimed research programs, curricula, student field experiences and initiatives in critical areas such as aging, substance use, behavioral health and interpersonal violence. 
Thurs., Oct. 27 – FREE flu shot available to all WSU students
Noon to 4 p.m. in Room 0116 Old Main.  Sign-up today at http://health.wayne.edu/social-work.php
OPPORTUNITIES 
The Susan G. Komen® Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer is looking for volunteers to help with an event on Saturday, September 24th at Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute 4100 John R. St., Detroit, MI 48201 from 7:30 am to 4 pm. There will be two shifts:  7:30 am – 1:00 pm and 12:30 pm – 6 pm.       University Pediatricians Autism Center has training opportunities this fall.  For information, contact Katie Gersky at kgersky@dmc.org.
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a pervasive diagnosis for children of all ages and ethnicities. Information regarding early diagnosis and referrals continues to be problematic for mental health professionals.  This training will enable healthcare professionals to better understand the symptomatology of Autism Spectrum Disorder, identify behaviors as early as possible, and to make a referral with conviction.The UMHS Adolescent Health Initiative (AHI) has issued a Call for Breakout Sessions, Oral Research Sessions and Poster Presentations for the Annual Conference on Adolescent Health on April 24-25, 2017.  Currently accepting submissions from researchers, professionals and/or students to present an oral research session, lead an interactive breakout session, or present a poster.  See http://www.cvent.com/events/2017-conference-on-adolescent-health/event-summary-bf3f6c77e6b34760bdcec79cdeff9aae.aspx

Harvesting Hope: Safe Children Through Community Action!
September 30, 2016, 8:00 am – noon – This free conference features a keynote address by Dr. Dena Nazer, (Kid’s Talk and Wayne State University), followed by interactive Roundtable conversations with local project leaders who are working toward a better future for our children. Register to attend at http://www.greatstartwayne.org/event/details/2016/9/30/harvesting-hope-safe-children-through-community-action

Sep 12 / Julie Alter-Kay

School of Social Work Happenings!

Gala

Our Second Annual Gala is fast approaching. Discounted student tickets are available for only $36! We strongly encourage you to attend. The Gala provides social work students, WSU alumni, faculty, staff, and community members an opportunity to connect, network, and unwind. In addition to a plated dinner served, updates from Dean Waites will be provided along with a silent auction with proceeds going to scholarships.  The Gala will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 6 to 10 pm in the Student Center Ballroom.  RSVP and Ticket Purchase: By Friday, September 30, 2016 via the WSU School of Social Work online store at
https://commerce.wayne.edu/socialwork/events.htm

 

Opportunities
Research Tutoring now available; WEDNESDAYS FROM 2 to 5 p.m. on 09/28. 10/26. 11/30 and THURSDAYS FROM 3 to 5 p.m. on 09/15. 10/13. 11/10. 12/8
Tutoring sessions will be held in room 179 of the School of Social Work. To schedule a session, email Caitlin Brown at caitlinmb@wayne.edu.

Check out Career Services for fall workshops available to help plan your career and get you ready for post-graduation.  See www.careerservices.wayne.edu.

Step Up, Stop the Violence! Join a Walk a Mile in Her Shoes LA VIDA Partnership, a community program of CHASS Center, is partnering with the Woman’s Association of Verizon Employees (WAVE) to raise awareness about violence against women and girls. Saturday, October 1, 2016 9:00 am – 1:00 pm CHASS Southwest Center 5635 West Fort Street Detroit, MI 48209 The Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event challenges male participants to walk one (1) mile in high heeled red shoes to protest sexualized violence, educate their communities and raise funds. All donations benefit LA VIDA Partnership. Minimum pledge of $100 required for participation. Prior registration is appreciated. (INCLUDES shoes whole sizes 8 to 15 medium width, if registered by September 16). Vendor tables and volunteer opportunities available. To register visit www.chasscenter.org/?q=node/203

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Did you know that nearly every other day a baby in Michigan dies due to an unsafe sleep environment?
Please join with us to help prevent these deaths. September is Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month in Michigan – the perfect time to spread the word about the number of these deaths and how they can be prevented.

 

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 room 1115 Old Main
Learn about exciting opportunities to work with faculty on research projects & learn about different aspects of the research process. Refreshments provided.

Thurs., Oct. 27 – FREE flu shot available to all WSU students
Noon to 4 p.m. in Room 0116 Old Main. Sign-up today at http://health.wayne.edu/social-work.php

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/.