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Research Associate, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program

Posted On: 10/30/09 | Comments (0)

The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program has an opening for a Research Associate to perform project research tasks for an emergency medicine physician working on various health services research projects. The primary project for the associate is a community-based qualitative research project involving both semi-structured interviews and focus groups of Muslim Americans aimed at understanding healthcare values and cultural barriers and ethical dilemmas in the clinical arena.

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Research Assistant/Transcriptionist

Posted On: 10/30/09 | Comments (0)

Seeking Part-time Research Assistant/Transcriptionist

A Ph.D. candidate in the Joint Doctoral Program in Social Work and
Sociology is looking to hire an M.S.W. student to transcribe a portion
of her dissertation interviews. The title of the project is:
"Students' Experiences of Personal Growth After Trauma."

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LHSP Graduate Internship

Posted On: 10/30/09 | Comments (0)

We are offering an internship of eight to twelve hours per week, focusing on but not limited to working with student leaders, multi-cultural programs, and student recruitment in the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program. This internship would be offered for the academic year with flexibility in start and end dates. Charlotte Whitney would serve as the primary supervisor. Faculty director Carol Tell would also provide project direction.

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Upcoming Rackham Workshops

Posted On: 10/30/09 | Comments (0)

Click 'Read more...' to see the list of Rackham's upcoming workshops. Please note that pre-registration is required for all of the workshops listed and can be completed here: http://www.rackham.umich.edu/Events/wssel.php.

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Scholarship Available!

Posted On: 10/27/09 | Comments (0)

Katherine Reebel Scholarship Fund

The Kay Reebel Scholarship Fund is made possible by a gift from Katherine R. Reebel, emeritus professor of the School of Social Work. The Award funds are used to provide tuition support for MSW students.
To apply click here.

Application deadline: November 20, 2009, 5:00 pm

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

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Graduating in April - Degree Applications due November 1

Posted On: 10/26/09 | Comments (0)

Social Work students intending to complete degree requirements and graduate in April(Winter term 2010)need to submit a degree application by November 1 via Wolverine Access .

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Self-Care Workshop for Social Work Students

Posted On: 10/22/09 | Comments (0)

Join Professor Dan Saunders and MSW student and certified yoga instructor Jaime Hughes to enhance your methods for successful self-care, stress reduction, and burn out prevention. Lunch will be provided! Please RSVP to ssw.ossrsvp@umich.edu

Wednesday, October 28th
12-1:30pm
1794 SSWB

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Winter 2010 Registration and Course Schedule

Posted On: 10/19/09 | Comments (0)

Registration for the Winter term 2010 will begin November 23. To prepare your class schedule in advance, backpacking will be available beginning November 16. The Winter term course schedule is now available via both Wolverine Access and the SSW web site. Additional information such as the dates and times of mini courses, or assignment of instructors will be posted as the information becomes available.

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December Graduation Student Speaker Entries Due TODAY!

Posted On: 10/19/09 | Comments (0)

An integral part of the SSW commencement ceremony is the opportunity for one or two of our MSW degree candidates to speak. This opportunity is open to SSW students who expect to complete their MSW degree requirements at the end of December Term 2009, are in good academic standing, and plan to attend the ceremony on December 19th.

Entries must include items #1 & 2 below:

  1. Typed speech (4-5 minutes in length) which reflects the occasion and academic experiences unique to the SSW. Be sure to include your full name, email address & phone number on your speech.

  2. Resume

  3. Audiocassette tape, MP3, or CD of author reading the speech (optional).

Submit entry via email to Michelle Gorton in the Office of Student Services, 1748 SSWB: mtgorton@umich.edu

Entry Deadline: 5:00 PM, Monday, October 19th

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Last Chance to Vote for Winter Commencement Faculty Participants!

Posted On: 10/19/09 | Comments (0)

DECEMBER 2009 MSW DEGREE CANDIDATES - Your input is needed!

Please read & respond by Monday, October 19th.

The Graduation Committee would like your input in suggesting faculty participants for the following roles in our SSW graduation ceremony on December 19th.

  • Marshals: (3) - coordinate the ceremony activities on the day of graduation
  • Readers: (2) - read individual names of graduates as they cross stage
  • Hooders (3) - place ceremonial Masters hood over graduates head before they cross stage

You do not need to specify specific roles - just names of the faculty you would like to see participate. The Graduation Committee will invite and assign the specific roles to those selected.

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR TOP SIX (6) FACULTY CHOICES TO: ssw.ossgrad@umich.edu

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Two Post-MSW Fellowship Opportunities

Posted On: 10/19/09 | Comments (0)

State Policy Fellowship & Department of Treasury Hamilton Fellows Program

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Job Opening

Posted On: 10/19/09 | Comments (0)

Administrative Coordinator position in Detroit, MI.

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Job Opening

Posted On: 10/19/09 | Comments (0)

Mental Health Counselor in Arizona. Click here for more information.

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Funding for Student Organizations

Posted On: 10/16/09 | Comments (0)

Student organizations who have registered with the Michigan Student Assembly (MSA) can apply for $500 from the Division of Student Affairs. The $500 programming grants support for student organization activities that are consistent with the University’s educational mission.

For application info. and deadlines click here.

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Make a Difference Day Event

Posted On: 10/15/09 | Comments (0)

In 2008, three million people in the United States volunteered to serve others on this special day. This year, the Community Based Initiatives (CBI) students will be visiting the older adult clients of LA SED (Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development) located in Southwest Detroit to serve them lunch, facilitate a creative arts activity, and listen to their oral histories. On Saturday, October 24th we will depart from the SSW at 10am and return by 3pm.

There are still a few slots for Ph.D. students to participate in this activity. Speaking Spanish is a plus, but not required. If you are interested, please contact Bill Vanderwill (wmvand@umich.edu) in the OFI and let him know if you will need van transportation from Ann Arbor or will meet the group in Detroit.

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New Travel and Business Hosting Expense Policy

Posted On: 10/15/09 | Comments (0)

Dear Faculty and Staff:

We are writing to inform you that the per diem and local mileage reimbursement portions of the new Travel and Business Hosting Expense Policy, which goes into effect on October 15, have been updated. These updates were based on feedback we received from departments and units across the university. We appreciate the input from the university community and believe that the updates will help with the transition to the new policy.

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Make a Difference Day Event

Posted On: 10/14/09 | Comments (0)

In 2008, three million people in the United States volunteered to serve others on this special day. This year, the CBI students will be visiting the older adult clients of LA SED (Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development) located in Southwest Detroit to serve them lunch, facilitate a creative arts activity, and listen to their oral histories. On Saturday, October 24th we will depart from the SSW at 10am and return by 3pm.

There are still a few slots for other SSW students to participate in this activity. Speaking Spanish is a plus, but not required. If you are interested, please contact Bill Vanderwill (wmvand@umich.edu) at and let him know if you will need van transportation from Ann Arbor or will meet the group in Detroit.

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Funding for CSWE and SSWR Conferences

Posted On: 10/13/09 | Comments (0)

Please complete the attached personal debit form, travel reimbursement form and provide receipt(s) if you’re planning to attend the CSWE or/and SSWR conference this year. Dean Laura Lein has been generous in providing funds for the Joint Doctoral students to attend these two conferences. As funds are limited, the $400 (for each conference) will be available on a first come, first serve basis. A maximum of 10 students will be funded for CSWE and 12 students for SSWR conference.

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National Proposals for the Spring/Summer 2010 Term Due OCTOBER 16, 2009

Posted On: 10/12/09 |

For those Out of Sequence 16-month students participating in a National Field Placement this Spring/Summer 2010 term, your proposals are due to the Director of Field Instruction by Friday, October 16, 2009. Please review the information about your program on the OFI webpage and contact the Office of Field Instruction with any questions.

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OFI Now Accepting Request for Field-Related Transportation Assistance Applications

Posted On: 10/12/09 |

The Office of Field Instruction is now accepting Request for Field-Related Transportation Assistance Applications. Please see the OFI webpage for the complete application and minimum requirements: http://www.ssw.umich.edu/programs/msw/ofi/Transportation_Assistance_Policy_and_Application.pdf

Upcoming Workshops in the Career Center

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

Career Services will be offering workshops in October & November on Applying for Limited Licensure, Licensure Exam Preparation, Job Searches, Resume Writing, Interviewing, and Salary Negotiation. Please read on for dates.

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Continuous Enrollment Policy

Posted On: 10/07/09 | Comments (0)


This message is an update on the proposed changes in Rackham Graduate School’s enrollment policy for PhD students at the University of Michigan. Rackham plans to implement a policy of continuous enrollment in PhD programs starting Fall 2010. If it is implemented it will affect all new and continuing PhD students. This means that students will be required to be enrolled at the UM as long as they are active in the PhD program. The policy will not affect students’ ability to conduct research or engage in dissertation writing away from Ann Arbor, as long as they remain enrolled. They will still be able to take leaves of absence for personal or professional reasons.

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REMINDER: EDUCATIONAL AGREEMENTS ARE DUE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13!

Posted On: 10/07/09 | Comments (0)


The deadline to submit Fall 09 term Educational Agreements to the Field Office for review is TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13. Please refer to these guidelines . You can also contact Sabrina Clark: csabrina@umich.edu or your field liaison for support.

PLEASE NOTE: This and other IMPORTANT Field-related Reminders and Announcements will continue to be posted here on the Blog AND also on the new MSW Official CTools site. Please check both regularly!

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Free Depression Screenings Offered on Campus -- Oct. 8

Posted On: 10/06/09 | Comments (0)

Thursday, October 8, 2009 is National Depression Screening Day. The University of Michigan’s Institute for Human Adjustment and the U-M Depression Center are partnering with Rackham Graduate School to offer free, confidential mental health screenings. These screenings are completely free and open to any member of the community; no affiliation with the University of Michigan is required. Click here for more info.

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REMINDER: Placement Request Applications for 16-Month Students are DUE Monday, October 12!

Posted On: 10/05/09 | Comments (0)


16-month Students are required to submit their online Placement Request Applications by OCTOBER 12, 2009.

Click here to access the online application.

Please contact ssw.ofi@umich.edu for questions/issues.

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Join us for Social Work Day!

Posted On: 10/01/09 | Comments (0)

The School of Social Work will host Social Work Day on Friday, November 13th. This is a great day for prospective students to visit the School and learn more about the MSW program and PhD in Social Work and Social Science. Click here for more information.