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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

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