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June 28th Webinar: "Ask a Current MSW Student"

Posted On: 05/27/10 | Comments (0)

Webinar: Ask a Current MSW Student
Monday, June 28, 2010 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

Click the above link to register for this online, computer-based Web session.

What's it like to live in Ann Arbor? How do MSW students balance their workload? What do social work students do for fun?

Join six MSW students for an live web chat. They're excited to answer any questions that you have and share their feedback about the program.

Call for Entries! MSW Student Speaker for SSW Summer Commencement!

Posted On: 05/26/10 | 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 Spring/Summer Term 2010, are in good academic standing, and plan to attend the ceremony on August 7th.

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

Entry Deadline: Wednesday, June 16th

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Vote for August Commencement Faculty Participants!

Posted On: 05/26/10 | Comments (0)

Attn: August 2010 MSW Degree Candidates!Please read & respond by Wednesday, June 16th.

The Graduation Planning Committee would like your input in suggesting faculty participants for the following roles in our SSW graduation ceremony on August 7th.

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

You do not need to specify 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.


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Call for Entries - Student Performance at SSW Summer Commencement

Posted On: 05/26/10 | Comments (0)

The August Graduation Planning Committee is accepting musical/verbal performance submissions by a graduating student or a small group of graduating students for possible inclusion in the SSW August Commencement. All performance submissions will be considered.


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4 Americorps VISTA Opportunities at Michigan Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative

Posted On: 05/26/10 | Comments (0)

The Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative of Washtenaw County is now accepting applications for 4 AmeriCorps VISTAs to begin in their year of service in July of 2010. For more information or to apply, send an e-mail to Mary King at washtenawmpri@gmail.com

VISTA Members receive:
• $936/mo. living stipend, health benefit, mileage reimbursement, training and support
• Student loan deferment
• Up to $5,350 for college, vocational school, graduate school, or to pay back student loans
• Non-competitive eligibility for federal government jobs
• The ability to attend school while serving as long as it does not interfere with VISTA assignments
• Experience working for an exciting new initiative designed to reduce crime by assisting those
returning from prison


Categories: Career Services

Job Opportunity: Research Assistant/Conference Planner

Posted On: 05/26/10 | Comments (0)

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program is looking to hire a graduate student part-time to be the primary coordinator for a conference entitled "Where Religion, Policy, and Bioethics Meet: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Islamic Bioethics and End-of-Life Care."

The conference will be held at the University of Michigan in May 2011. The hired assistant will help to coordinate the logistics of the conference in conjunction with the steering committee and a volunteer organizating committee comprised of students from across the campus.

Please send resume or CV with cover letter/email directly to Dr. Aasim Padela, aasim@umich.edu. Please direct any questions about the position directly to Dr. Padela as well.


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Job Opportunity: Full-Time Social Work Position at Dwelling Place

Posted On: 05/25/10 | Comments (0)

The mission of Dwelling Place, located in Grand Rapids, MI, is to improve the lives of people by creating quality affordable housing, providing essential support services and serving as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization.

There is currently a full-time social work position open with Dwelling Places' Permanent Supportive Housing Program. Candidate must have mental health experience, substance abuse knowledge, ability to advocate for high risk populations and connect with community resources. Bachelor's degree in social work or related field required. Computer skills required, preferably Microsoft Office. EEO.

Send letter of interest and resume to:
Alonda Miller, Director of Support Services
101 Sheldon SE, Suite 2
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Fax: (616) 454-5249
Email: amiller@dwellingplace.org

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Summer Internship at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Posted On: 05/24/10 | Comments (0)

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is currently seeking a grant writing and/or marketing specialist for an 8-week internship this summer. The scope and responsibilities of the internship are somewhat flexible and could include the following: 1) researching and finding grant opportunities for the Museum, 2) writing grant applications, 3) leading current marketing efforts such as the Museum's Facebook page, blog, and email communications, and 4) developing strategic plans for current or new marketing initiatives.

Although the summer internship is unpaid, successful interns would be considered for a paid full- or part-time position after the internship.

To apply, email cover letter & resume to Erin Gong, Evaluation & Grants Manager at: egong@aahom.org. Phone: 734-995-5439.

You are welcome to contact Erin with questions or further inquiries before applying. We are accepting applications until June 15, 2010.


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Timeline of Upcoming Activities for Incoming MSW Students

Posted On: 05/24/10 | Comments (0)

Please review the timeline below to learn about upcoming activities for incoming MSW students:

• May 14 or upon matriculation and uniquename set-up (for students beginning field in fall term) - Field Application Due
• June – Sign up for registration appointment time, online course advising session, on-campus summer new student program session
• July – Receive email from OSS letting you know of any exemptions you’ll receive from foundation courses
• July/August – Join online course advising session
• August – Attend a Summer New Student Program Session (optional)
• August – Register for classes
• August 31 – September 2: Attend Fall Orientation

Please click here for additional incoming MSW student information.

Field Instruction Opportunity - US Social Forum

Posted On: 05/19/10 | Comments (0)

Current Field Students:

As you complete your Educational Agreement/Evaluation for your field placement this term, you may consider how your learning goals and field experience could include work towards engaging the organization and community in the US Social Forum taking place in Detroit, June 22-26, 2010. The attached letter of introduction was sent to all of your field instructors last week that addresses how a field assignment/learning goal may be counted as part of your field time if your field instructor approves. For more information regarding the US Social Forum, visit http://ussf2010.org. Please contact your assigned Field Liaison if you have specific questions.

We hope you are able to take advantage of this exciting opportunity!

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Field Reminder: Educational Agreements are due on TUESDAY, MAY 25!

Posted On: 05/18/10 | Comments (0)

Educational Agreements for Spring/Summer term are due to the Field Office for review on Tuesday, May 25, 2010. Please refer to these guidelines . You can also contact your field liaison for support.

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Join the Summer Graduation Planning Committee!

Posted On: 05/17/10 | Comments (0)

The Graduation Planning Committee is looking for 4 - 5 MSW students graduating in August 2010 to join the committee.

We are having our first meeting on Monday, May 24th from 12Noon – 1 p.m. in Room 1794 SSWB. If you would like to join, please reply to Michelle Gorton and confirm your availability.


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2010 UM Football Season Tickets

Posted On: 05/17/10 | Comments (0)

Incoming graduate students may order their University of Michigan 2010 football season tickets online beginning June 7, 2010 through June 25, 2010.

To order online starting June 7, visit www.mgoblue.com/tickets.

If you would like to sit with other fall 2010 incoming SOCIAL WORK students, please enter the following information: Group - SOC; Password - SOC

Click here for additional information.

REMINDER Field Placement Verification Forms Due!

Posted On: 05/13/10 | Comments (0)

Placement Verification Forms are due TOMORROW, Friday, May 14. Please follow the link below, where you will find the form if you have not yet completed it. Once you have submitted the form, a message will be automatically sent to your field instructor for their verification.


Failure to submit this by the due date jeopardizes continuation in your field placement and your field instructor will be notified that you may not return to your agency until this is resolved. Any missed hours must be made up. Please contact your liaison or the field office if you have any questions.

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Rackham- Leave of Absence Policy

Posted On: 05/12/10 | Comments (0)

Effective Fall 2010, Ph.D. students may request a temporary leave of absence when certain life events prevent continued active participation in their degree program. Rackham’s Leave of Absence Policy enables students to officially suspend their work toward their degree for a limited time.


Categories: PhD Students

Field Placement Q&A Webinar

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

May 11, 2010, 12Noon to 1:00PM (ET)

Please click the above link to register for this online, computer-based Web session.

New students beginning field placement in the fall must submit placement request materials by May 14th. Office of Field Instruction staff will be available during the Webinar to answer questions about the field placement application.

Funding opportunities for SW/Psychology students

Posted On: 05/04/10 | Comments (0)

The American Psychological Foundation (APF) and the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (COGDOP) are jointly offering several graduate research scholarships. These scholarships are open to students of all levels (candidates and pre-candidates) who need money for research. See our website for more information.

You can access the application form from this website; copies will also be available in the SAA Office.


Categories: PhD Students

Field Placement Request Application Deadline

Posted On: 05/03/10 | Comments (0)

Reminder! Students beginning field in fall 2010 term!

The Field Placement Request Application will be accepted starting May 14th! WE WILL ACCEPT APPLICATIONS AFTER MAY 14 ON A ROLLING BASIS AS STUDENTS MATRICULATE. Please be aware that you cannot submit your field application unless you have paid your enrollment deposit and set up your uniqname. We will continue to accept applications after the initial May 14th due date.

Contact the Office of Field Instruction with any questions.

View the Field Placement Web Session

Posted On: 05/03/10 | Comments (0)

Please click here to view a recorded version of the Field Placement Web Session.

If you would like to view the Field Placement Web Session PowerPoint presentation, please click here.