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Dec 14 / Julie Alter-Kay

School of Social Work honors BSW student, Zakee Muhammed

THIS WEEK
Weds., Dec. 14  – Celebration of Life; Zakee Muhammed 
We encourage faculty, staff, and students to join us in meeting with Zakee’s family at 2 p.m. in the School of Social Work to personally express sympathy to the family.   
Zakee Muhammad was a senior in the BSW program at Schoolcraft who sadly died in early November.

Fri., Dec. 16 – Last day to donate!
Get into the holiday spirit by giving and promoting inclusiveness and  social justice!!  

During this time of unrest across the nation, the School of Social Work encourages you  to display your commitment to inclusiveness and social justice via participation in our ‘This I believe’ art  installation.  Attach your message to a donated set of gloves/mittens (or use one already donated and available in the lobby).  The gloves and cards are being hung in the School of Social Work lobby on main campus.  The display will be dismantled on December 16th and all items donated.   

Give to Alternative for Girls!!  
Founded in 1987, this agency helps homeless and high-risk girls and  young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy, and exploitation, and helps them to explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong, and to make positive choices in their lives.  The Academic Staff Steering Committee (ASSC) of the AAUP-AFT Local 6075, WSU Chapter is sponsoring this important annual service fundraiser.  For more information, contact Sarah Doyle at az8091@wayne.edu.  Donation box located in the School of Social Work lobby.  See attached.      

Help support Wayne County Community College District’s campus-supported program for foster youth; SMART Program (Scholars Motivated to Advocate & Realize their Talents).

Donate basic hygiene/household items, non-perishables, mittens, scarves and hats.
Donation box located in the School of Social Work lobby.  See attached.  

SAVE THE DATE
Fri., Jan. 20, 2017 – Mending the Safety Net
Mending the Safety Net is a FREE resource sharing event for human service professionals (it is not open to clients). This event is a fun, entertaining opportunity for non-profit direct service providers to attend and/or have an  exhibit table, at NO COST. The event will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the WCCC Downriver campus.  Mending the Safety Net is sponsored by the Healthy Downriver Community Team, a local community collaborative.  See attached.     
Sat., Jan. 21, 2017 – Concentration Day
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wayne State University, Student Center Ballroom

Who should attend…
-All senior B.S.W. students who are applying for admission or have been admitted to the M.S.W. program
-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
-All prospective students interested in the Wayne State University M.S.W. program who want to learn more about the advanced year curriculum

Attend to learn more about…
-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.
-The Interpersonal Practice (IP) Concentration and the Innovation in Community, Policy, and Leadership
(I-CPL) Concentration, as faculty and students describe and discuss these areas of study.
-The three specializations: Cognitive/Behavioral, Family Systems, and Psychodynamic within the IP
concentration.
-The three specializations: Leadership, Community Building/ Development and policy within the I-CPL
concentration.

 See attached.  
OPPORTUNITIES   
Schweitzer Fellowship seeks applicants enrolled in graduate and professional degree programs in traditional health-focused areas such as medicine, nursing and public health as well as other disciplines including social work, the law and the arts. Visit website at http://www.schweitzerfellowship.org/chapters/detroit/.  See attached.   
 
Summer 2017 tuition discount available for undergraduate students.   
For details, see https://wayne.edu/tuition/

The National Association of Social Workers—Michigan Chapter is launching an action network for students and young professionals!
SPEAKUP!, formerly known as the Student Action Network, is looking for passionate and motivated individuals to engage in political advocacy efforts in Michigan (and beyond!).
SPEAKUP! will hold 1 hour, bimonthly meetings beginning in January 2017. These meetings will bring participants updates on current Michigan legislation and will discuss the following goals:
Engaging new and first time voters for the 2018 election – Growing SPEAKUP! membership – Advocating for social justice on an individual, community, and national scale.
Complete application for membership at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PC6NLNC.
If you have questions, or would like more information, please contact cjulian@NASW-Michigan.org.
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