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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. 
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