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MSW Student Financial Workshop

Posted On: 09/29/09 | Comments (0)

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Getting Finances in Balance -
Develop a plan for spending, bill-paying and saving.
Budgeting - Where does all the money go?
Education- Develop a plan for spending. Ways to cut expenses to help you live within your means.

Refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP: ssw.ossrsvp@umich.edu

Date: Wednesday October 7, 2009
Time: 12-2pm, Room changed to SSWB 1804

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Attend an Educational Agreement Coaching Session!

Posted On: 09/28/09 | Comments (0)

The OFI will be hosting two Educational Agreement Coaching Sessions during the following dates/times:
1) Wednesday, 9/30/09 from 4:30-6:00 pm in room 3816
2) Wednesday, 10/7/09 from 4:30-6:00 pm in room 3816
These sessions will include:
* An overview of the form and its purpose
* An opportunity to brainstorm with students and staff
* An opportunity for Q & A
Light refreshments provided.
Please contact Sabrina Clark (csabrina@umich.edu) to RSVP for one of the sessions. Hope to see you there!

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The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies - Academy Scholarships

Posted On: 09/28/09 | Comments (0)

Academy Scholars Program

Pre- and Post-doctoral Fellowships
Description
The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.
The Academy Scholars are a select community of individuals with resourcefulness, initiative, curiosity, and originality, whose work in non-Western cultures or regions shows promise as a foundation for exceptional careers in major universities or international institutions.
Academy Scholars are appointed for 2 years by the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and are provided time, guidance, and access to Harvard facilities. They receive substantial financial and research assistance to undertake sustained projects of research and/or acquire accessory training in their chosen fields and areas. The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior Harvard faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential.

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Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

Posted On: 09/28/09 | Comments (0)

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships are designed to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

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The Charlottw W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships--Deadline November 15, 2009

Posted On: 09/28/09 | Comments (0)

The Charlottw W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships (www.woodrow.org/newcombe) support the final year of dissertation work for PhD Candidates in the humanities and social sciences. Eligible proposals have religious or ethical values as a central concern, and are relevant to the solution of contemporary religious, cultural or human rights questions. Please note that this year the stipend for the Newcombe Fellowship has been raised to $25,000 for a twelve month period of dissertation writing. Deadline for this award is November 15, 2009.

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The American-Scandinavian Foundation Announces 2010/2011 Award Competition--Deadline November 2, 2009

Posted On: 09/28/09 | Comments (0)

Over $1,000,000 will be offered by The American-Scandinavian Foundation to outstanding American and Scandinavian students, scholars, professionals and artists in its 2010/2011 award program. Fellowships of up to $23,000 are intended to support an academic year-long stay, and priority is given to students at the graduate level who need to spend time at foreign academic or research institutions. Grants beginning at $5,000 are considered more suitable for shorter research visits, both on the graduate or post-doctoral level. Funding is available to candidates in all fields.

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PHOTO ROSTER - Continuing Students REMINDER

Posted On: 09/28/09 | Comments (0)

REMINDER! If you did not participate in the photo roster last year and would like to this year, please complete the online consent form by Monday, September 28, 2009.

If you had your Mcard photo updated and would like it to replace an existing photo in the roster, you will need to submit a new online consent form by Monday, September 28, 2009.

Only photographs with written consent will be used; therefore, if you do not want your photograph included, do not complete the online consent form.

Students who participated in the roster last year will be automatically included in the roster this year. If you would like to have your photo removed, please submit a written request to the Office of Student Services by September 28, 2009.

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PHOTO ROSTER - New Students REMINDER!

Posted On: 09/28/09 | Comments (0)

REMINDER for NEW STUDENTS:

If you would like to have your Mcard picture included in the School of Social Work photo roster, please click here to complete the photo roster consent form. Only photographs with written consent will be used.

ONLINE CONSENT FORM DEADLINE: 5:00 PM, Monday, September 28, 2009.

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Presidential Management Fellowship

Posted On: 09/25/09 | Comments (0)

Are you interested in a career with the Federal government? If so, you may want to consider the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program.

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Scholarships Available! REMINDER

Posted On: 09/25/09 | Comments (0)

The following School of Social Work Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards are now available to current students for the 2009-10 academic year.

To be considered, please submit your applications by Wednesday, September 30, 2009 (5:00 pm). Decisions will be announced in November of 2009 via US mail.

The Derrick L. Anderson Memorial MSW Scholarship:
MSW student who has demonstrated leadership, support or involvement in organizations, activities, issues, or scholarship that promote responsible and informed social work practice with tblg individuals and/or communities. To apply click here.

The Rosemary Sarri Scholarship in Management, Social Policy or Community Organization:
MSW student who are concentrating in Community Organization, Management in Human Services or Social Welfare Policy and Evaluation. To apply click here.

The Alumni Society Fellowship in Children & Families:

MSW student who are concentrating in Community Organization, Management in Human Services or Social Welfare Policy and Evaluation. To apply click here.

The Ara Cary Fellowship in Child & Family Programs:

MSW student with a strong academic background who are concentrating in Children and Youth in Families in Society. To apply click here.

The Eleanor Sabo Scholarship:
MSW student with a desire to practice in the area of adoptions. Student must have a placement in a foster care or adoption program during either the first or second year of the MSW program. To apply click here.

Howard and Judith Sims Endowed Fellowship:
MSW student with a strong academic background who are concentrating in Children and Youth in Families in Society. To apply click here.

The Kenneth G. Lutterman Memorial Scholarship:
MSW student interested in research in the treatment of mental health. To apply click here.

The Robert & Judith Wollack Scholarship:

MSW student who demonstrate an interest in working with adolescent males in a juvenile justice setting. To apply click here.

The Shirley Falconer Slayman Memorial Scholarship:

MSW student who have overcome substantial economic obstacles. To apply click here.

The Mervin and Helen Pregulman Award:
MSW student who demonstrate leadership ability and a commitment to work within the Jewish community. To apply click here.

Kay Reebel Scholarship Fund:
Tuition support for full-time MSW student committed to work within the Jewish community. To apply click here.

The Gus Harrison Scholarship in Social Work and Public Administration:

MSW student who have a commitment to social work and public administration and demonstrated financial need. To apply click here.

Harold T. and Vivian B. Shapiro Award:
MSW student interested in the advancement of child welfare and children and families. To apply click here.


DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS: September 30, 2009, 5:00 pm

Eligible applicants must be full-time students with an active status in the MSW program.

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New mini course starts October 14

Posted On: 09/24/09 | Comments (0)

The following is a new mini course that has just been added to the Fall course schedule. You may enroll for this course via Wolverine Access through September 28. After September 28 please visit our office for registration direction/assistance.
SW 799, section 009, 1 credit hour elective
Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m. beginning October 14
Global Child Human Rights: Policies and Practices

The mini course will focus on children’s human rights (including the right of protection from abuse and exploitation; right to grow up in a family environment; right to survival, education and health; and the right to participate), the various forms of violations against those rights and the implications for policy and practice. Sub-topics examined will include family preservation and reunification, adoption abuses, child trafficking, the most hazardous forms of child labor including as child soldiers and participants in the sex and drug trades, harmful cultural practices against children, and many others.

Instructor:
Jini L. Roby, JD, MSW, MS

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H1N1 Flu Virus Absences

Posted On: 09/22/09 | Comments (0)

The School of Social Work Office of Student Services has created an email address, ssw.flu@umich.edu, to which you should send notification that you will be absent from class because you have the flu. The use of this email address will eliminate the need for multiple email or phone contacts in order to notify instructors of absences due to illness. Your instructors will be notified by email that you have reported having the H1N1 flu. If you have questions about this e-mail process please feel free to contact Nyshourn Price ndp@umich.edu or Lauren Davis laurdavi@umich.edu in the Office of Student Services (734/936-0961).

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Reminder: Winter Graduation Planning Committee Meeting

Posted On: 09/21/09 | Comments (0)

ATTENTION DECEMBER GRADUATES:

The Graduation Planning Committee is looking for 4 - 5 MSW students graduating in December 2009 to join the committee.

We are having our first meeting on Wednesday, September 23rd from 1 – 2 p.m. in Room 1794 SSWB. If you would like to join, please reply to Michelle Gorton at mtgorton@umich.edu and confirm your availability.

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Doctoral Student Office Norms

Posted On: 09/21/09 | Comments (0)

Please observe the following guidelines when it comes to sharing spaces with your fellow PhD students:

• The School of Social Work provides the doctoral student office (3680) and reading room (3733) to support students’ progress in the program. Individuals who are not current PhD students in the Joint Program are not authorized to use these resources.

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H1N1 Flu Virus: Important Message

Posted On: 09/21/09 | Comments (0)

The School of Social Work Office of Student Services has created an email address, ssw.flu@umich.edu, to which you should send notification that you will be absent from class because you have the flu. The use of this email address will eliminate the need for multiple email or phone contacts in order to notify instructors of absences due to illness. Your instructors will be notified by email that you have reported having the H1N1 flu. If you have questions about this e-mail process, please feel free to contact Nyshourn Price (ndp@umich.edu) or Lauren Davis (laurdavi@umich.edu) in the Office of Student Services (734/936-0961).

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Drop/Add Deadline

Posted On: 09/21/09 | Comments (0)

A reminder that the drop/add deadline for Fall term 2009 for the regular full term courses is September 28. If you are enrolled for a 7 week class that began at the start of the term that deadline is today (9/21) and does not apply to SSW classes. For the full schedule: http://ro.umich.edu/calendar/fa09deadlines.php

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Student Initiative Grants from the Ginsberg Center

Posted On: 09/18/09 | Comments (0)

The Ginsberg Center invites proposals from MSA registered student organizations that are involved in service and social justice work. The proposals for the Fall 2009 grant cycle are due on Friday, September 25th, by 5pm.

The Fall 2009 grant cycle supports projects that occur between September 1st, 2009, and March 15th, 2010. Funding is provided by The Ginsberg Center with support from The Ron and Eileen Weiser Fund.

Information and an application can be found at http://ginsberg.umich.edu/resources/initiative.html

Please feel free to e-mail Ginsberg.grants@umich.edu with questions or to seek assistance in preparing a proposal.

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Geriatric Social Work Scholarship available

Posted On: 09/18/09 | Comments (0)

The Geriatric Social Workers of Southeast Michigan have scholarship opportunities for students interested in geriatric social work. The scholarship deadline is October 1, 2009. For more information, pick up a scholarship application in to the Office of Student Services (1748 SSWB).

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2010 JEAN MONNET GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

Posted On: 09/16/09 | Comments (0)

DEADLINE: December 1, 2009

Thanks to a grant from the European Commission, the European Union Center and the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies are offering students summer grants of $5,000 to work on issues of European integration, broadly defined. Student grantees will conduct research leading to the writing of a paper on a relevant topic of their choosing.

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Free ride sharing system

Posted On: 09/15/09 | Comments (0)

Tired of driving alone and footing the bill all by yourself? Stuck in Ann Arbor without a car? Having difficulty greening your transportation? U of M now has a free ride sharing system that can take you anywhere you want to go - it's called Zimride!

How does it work? Just go to http://zimride.pts.umich.edu, enter your name and e-mail and you'll be signed up. Then post or search for rides where you want to go - a game, concert, the grocery store, or even home for the weekend. Zimride will find you a match among other Umich users and you'll be on your way to a more sustainable, cheaper, and friendlier ride. You can even add it as an application on facebook and see where your friends are going.

To sweeten the deal, if you add or request a ride before October 4th, you'll be entered to win a $50 Zingerman's gift card.

So add your ride now: http://zimride.pts.umich.edu

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International Opportunities Fair

Posted On: 09/14/09 | Comments (0)

Thursday, October 22, 2009 – 2-6 pm, Michigan Union

Meet representatives of 50+ organizations to explore options for work, internships, volunteering, teaching abroad.

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New York State Assembly Graduate Internship

Posted On: 09/14/09 | Comments (0)

The internship provides full-time research or policy analysis positions with Assembly leaders, committees and research staffs.

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Rackham Workshops in September

Posted On: 09/14/09 | Comments (0)

You will find the list of Rackham’s workshops and events for the month of September (and one workshop for October) behind the cut.

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Rackham International Students Fellowship

Posted On: 09/14/09 | Comments (0)

The deadline for the Rackham International Students Fellowship is October 15th, 2009. This award is for international students who will be in their second or third academic term during Fall 2009 and are actively pursuing a degree in any Rackham Program. There at least 13 awards of $7,500 for 2009/10. Students must be nominated by their department. Rackham programs may nominate up to two students.

For complete information and application please go to click here.

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Lurcy Scholarship

Posted On: 09/14/09 | Comments (0)

The deadline for the Lurcy Scholarship is October 15th, 2009. This $25,000 award is for graduate students wishing to do study or research in France for 2010/2011.

Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applicants should be graduate students whose academic objectives would benefit from this experience.

Areas of interest to the Lurcy Foundation include the study and understanding of France, its language, culture, and civilization. This may be promoted either by scholarly study or by scholarly or cultural exchange; or scholarly and cultural exchange between Europe and the United States.

For complete information and application please click here.

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McKINSEY & COMPANY PRESENTATION AT MICHIGAN

Posted On: 09/11/09 | Comments (0)

For Ph.D. students, Post-docs, M.D. students, Interns, Residents, Fellows and Master’s students (non-MBA).

McKinsey & Company is a management consulting firm that advises senior management of the world's leading organizations on issues of strategy, organization, technology and operations. We are always on the lookout for high caliber individuals to help us fulfill our mission: 1) to help our clients make positive, lasting and substantial improvements to their performance, and 2) to build a great firm that is able to attract, develop, excite and retain exceptional people.

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Community Service Day Photos

Posted On: 09/11/09 | Comments (0)

The University of Michigan Record featured a slideshow of our Community Service Day. Click here to view it.

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Join the Graduation Planning Committee

Posted On: 09/10/09 | Comments (0)

The Graduation Planning Committee is looking for 4 - 5 MSW students graduating in December 2009 to join the committee.

We are having our first meeting on Wednesday, September 23rd from 1 – 2 p.m. in Room 1794 SSWB. If you would like to join, please reply to Michelle Gorton at mtgorton@umich.edu and confirm your availability.

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Requesting Commencement Keynote Speaker Suggestions

Posted On: 09/10/09 | Comments (0)

We are requesting suggestions for Keynote Speaker for the upcoming December 2009, May 2010 and August 2010 SSW Commencement ceremonies.

Individuals should be 1) respected human service professionals and 2) reside within the state of Michigan, preferably southeast Michigan.

Note that funds are not available, although a small honorarium may be given.

Please submit your suggestions by Sept. 22nd to: ssw.gradcomm@umich.edu

Also include additional descriptive information, such as title, agency affiliation, and if known personally - how do you know the suggested speaker?

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Telluride House Scholarship

Posted On: 09/10/09 | Comments (0)

Telluride House offers full room and board scholarships to University students. There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, September 17th, 8:00PM in the Michigan Room of the Michigan League.

Click here for a Telluride House Scholarship application. The deadline is 9:00AM, October 21, 2009.

Visit the Telluride House website or contact t-info@umich.edu for more information.

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Incoming 16-month Field Placement/Planning INFO SESSION

Posted On: 09/10/09 | Comments (0)

The Office of Field Instruction invites all incoming 16-month students to attend the Field Placement Information Session on Monday, September 14 from 4:00-5:00 pm in the Educational Conference Center (ECC). Hope to see you there!
Visit our website for all field related information: http://ssw.umich.edu/programs/msw/ofi/

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MSW Information Sessions

Posted On: 09/10/09 | Comments (0)

Prospective students are invited to learn more about the School of Social Work by joining an online session or attending an on-campus prospective student information session. Admissions counselors will discuss program options, degree requirements, the application process, financial aid, and more. Both options will allow prospective students to ask questions during the session.

To see a full list of information sessions click here.

Field Placement Verification Forms are DUE ~9/22/09

Posted On: 09/10/09 | Comments (0)

Please remember to complete your online Placement Verification Form by Tuesday, September 22, 2009: https://www.ssw.umich.edu/ofi/forms/fieldPlacementVerification/index.html
If your placement has not yet been confirmed, please submit the form as soon as it is.

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Global Social Work Information Session

Posted On: 09/10/09 | Comments (0)

Interested in Global Social Work?
Check out opportunities in Costa Rica, South Africa, Australia, Grenada, Chile, Ecuador, and China.

If you are an incoming student in the 20-month, 16-month (out-of-sequence), or Advanced Standing track, you can participate. More info here.

Wed, September 23, 2009
1-3PM
Educational Conference Center (ECC)

Hear from a student panel, meet faculty site leaders, learn next steps. Light refreshments provided!

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Lunch for prospective students!

Posted On: 09/10/09 | Comments (0)

The School of Social Work invites prospective students to be our guest for lunch in numerous cities around the country. Admissions counselors will discuss the program and alumni will also be present to share their experience at the school. To see a list of sites and sign up, click here.

Student Organization Training

Posted On: 09/10/09 | Comments (0)

The Office of Student Services will hold a training for School of Social Work student organizations on Wednesday, September 16th from 12-1:30pm in room 1804 SSWB. All current student organizations should send a representative to this training. Anyone interested in starting a new group is encouraged to attend. The training will discuss the process for registering student organization with the School and Michigan Student Assembly.

Please rsvp to elpena@umich.edu if you plan to attend.

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Post MSW practice experience for PhD students

Posted On: 09/09/09 | Comments (0)

We do not require PhD students to get post-MSW practice experience while they are in the PhD program. We only require 1 term of work experience, which can be a GSI or GSRA position. However, we strongly recommend post-MSW practice for two reasons:

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Henry J. Meyer Award deadline extension - October, 23

Posted On: 09/09/09 | Comments (0)

The deadline for the Henry J. Meyer Award has been extended to October 23, 2009. All entries must be submitted electronically by 5:00 pm on the deadline date. Questions can be directed to Laura in the Doctoral Office.

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International Dinner

Posted On: 09/08/09 | Comments (0)

The Office of Student Services is hosting an International Dinner for international students and faculty, staff and students interested in international issues and international social work.

When: Friday September 11
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: Educational Conference Center (1840 School of Social Work Building).
Why: To welcome our new and returning international students and bring folks together with interest in international issues and social work.

Please respond if you would like to attend by e-mailing: ssw.ossrsvp@umich.edu
Space is limited, so please respond as soon as possible!

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Job Openings-Upcoming Deadlines

Posted On: 09/04/09 | Comments (0)

United States Social Forum 2010: Communications Coordinator & Logistics Coordinator

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1 UM vs. Western Michigan Ticket Available

Posted On: 09/04/09 | Comments (0)

Dean Lein has donated her ticket to this Saturday's game. It will go to the first student who sends an email to ssw.oss@umich.edu


UPDATE: The ticket has been claimed. Enjoy the game!

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Students with Children Web site

Posted On: 09/03/09 | Comments (0)

This site is dedicated to the needs of students at U-M who juggle parenting/elder care, study, and work. Resources include child care, financial assistance, social support, housing, and health care information. The Web site was created by the former Committee on Student Parent Issues (COSPI) and is maintained by the Work/Life Resource Center.

For additional information on Work/Life supports for faculty, staff, and students, please also visit the Work/Life Resource Center site and the U-M Child Care Gateway.

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New Course for Fall 2009

Posted On: 09/02/09 | Comments (0)

The following course is being offered in the School of Public Health for Fall 2009:

HBEHED 710, section 004
Special Topics in Health Behavior and Health Education: Injury Prevention among Youth

Wednesday: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Room: 1690, Lane Auditorium

Course description listed below. Course will soon be listed on Wolverine Access.

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Job Openings: Customer Service Coordinator, Administration Office & Outpatient Therapist

Posted On: 09/01/09 | Comments (0)

Community Mental Health for Central Michigan

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Job Opening: School Social Worker

Posted On: 09/01/09 | Comments (0)

Lewis Cass Intermediate School District

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Job Openings: Advocate & Outreach Specialist

Posted On: 09/01/09 | Comments (0)

First Step Western Wayne County Project on Domestic/Sexual Violence

Seeking experienced FT Advocate to provide crisis intervention and work within criminal justice system.

Seeking experienced PT Outreach Specialist to conduct cmomunity education for students and professionals.

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Orientation Schedule

Posted On: 09/01/09 | Comments (0)

Orientation for new MSW students runs from September 2 - 4. To view the complete schedule go to:
http://ssw.umich.edu/current/newstudent/04newstudentorientation.html

Please note: September 2nd is an optional Community Service Day. September 4th is required only for students starting Advanced Field Instruction (SW 691) in Fall 2009 (i.e advanced standing, transfer, students exempted from foundation field). All students are expected to attend the orientation activities on September 3rd.

Henry J. Meyer Award--Due October 23, 2009

Posted On: 09/01/09 | Comments (0)

The Henry J. Meyer Scholarship Award honors the original and long-time director of the Doctoral Program, Henry J. Meyer, under whose leadership the Program was founded to be the first doctoral program in Social Work to integrate fully the intensive study of social work and a social science discipline. The purpose of the scholarship is twofold:

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Sexual Orientation Public Policy Research Fellowship

Posted On: 09/01/09 | Comments (0)

In 2010, the Williams Institute will offer a Public Policy Research Fellowship to a recent graduate school graduate who is interested in public policy research and writing on sexual orientation issues. The Williams Institute is a national think tank at UCLA School of Law dedicated to advancing critical thought in the field of sexual orientation law and public policy.

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Categories: Post-MSW Fellowships