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DHS Employee Funding Available

Posted On: 11/29/10 | Comments (0)

If you are an MSW student and are employed by DHS, please email Professor Faller at kcfaller@umich.edu to identify yourself as a DHS employee. DHS has funding available to reimburse tuition and fees up to $10,000. Students will need to present proof of payment and their UM-SSW transcript. Funding is available for Fall 2010 and will be available for Winter 2011 and Spring/Summer 2011 as well.

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Posted On: 11/24/10 | Comments (0)

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), in partnership, will provide financial assistance to outstanding Latino Students. This is a $10,000 scholarship offer open to students who will be enrolled the full 2011-2012 academic year, is at least 21 years of age (at the time of application) and who attend school OR have a permanent address in the following metro areas:

• Boston • Chicago • Detroit • Los Angeles
• New Orleans • New York City

For more information and to apply click here or you can visit their webiste at www.hsf.net

The deadline to apply for this Scholarship is January 15, 2011.

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UPDATE TO ATTENTION CBI STUDENTS/531 ENROLLMENT

Posted On: 11/23/10 | Comments (0)

Hello CBI students. Sorry for all the confusion about not being able to enroll in section 285 of the foundation field seminar. In an attempt to restrict non-CBI students from enrolling this created more confusion since you could not enroll either. You have two options:
1. You may now enroll in section 285. I have removed the restriction so it will allow for your enrollment as long as the section does not exceed the 22 capacity (don’t worry, if you are suppose to be in this section it will happen one way or the other).
2. Enroll in SW 531-888 (even though this reflects a time of Tuesday 12-2 your registration will be updated to reflect enrollment in 285 following the Pre-field orientation in January if not before)

We have an internal process that moves students into the correct section of SW 515, SW 691, and SW 531 throughout the term.

Verna T. Bell
School of Social Work Registrar
ssw.registrar@umich.edu

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ATTENTION CBI STUDENTS/531 ENROLLMENT

Posted On: 11/23/10 | Comments (0)

CBI students attempting to enroll in the foundation field seminar, SW 531 under Bill Vanderwill's section 285 should be enrolling under section 888. Your section will be updated following the Pre-Field Orientation session taking place on January 4. The 5 digit number referred to as the class number in Wolverin Access for SW 531, section 888 is 21209.

Verna Bell
School Registrar
ssw.registrar@umich.edu

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SSW December Commencement

Posted On: 11/22/10 | Comments (0)

Attending the SSW Winter Commencement on December 18th? Please be sure to read these instructions for the day of the ceremony.

Congratulations!

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MSW/PhD Information Session

Posted On: 11/19/10 | Comments (0)

We invite you learn more about the School by attending an on-campus prospective student information session or joining a webinar. Admissions counselors will discuss program options, degree requirements, the application process, financial aid, and more. Time will also be available to ask questions.

To view the dates and times available and to register for an online session, please visit our Virtual & On-Campus Prospective Student Sessions Web page. To register for an on-campus session, send an email to ssw.msw.info@umich.edu or call the Office of Student Services at 734-936-0961.

Additionally, you can view a recording of an MSW/PhD Information Session by clicking here. View the MSW/PhD Information Session PowerPoint presentation by clicking here.

2010 Citigroup Foundation Lecture - Jeffrey D. Sachs

Posted On: 11/19/10 | Comments (0)

Jeffrey D. Sachs, Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General, Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, and author of “The End of Poverty” will be giving a lecture on “The United States & Global Sustainable Development: Politics, Policy & Priorities”

Monday, November 29, 2010
4:00–5:30 p.m., Reception to follow.

Rackham Auditorium
915 E. Washington Street

Sponsored by: The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the International Policy Center.

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Register for Kids Kare at Home

Posted On: 11/17/10 | Comments (0)

If your child is sick or your regular child care provider is unavailable, and you simply can’t miss class/fieldwork, the U-M Work/Life Resource Center has a solution - Kids Kare at Home.

• Back-up child care for U-M families
• In-home care by screened and professionally-trained caregivers
• Registration is REQUIRED and FREE
• Sliding-scale hourly rate for child care
• No obligation to use the service

Pre-registration for 2011 is open
Nov. 15 - Dec. 10, 2010

hr.umich.edu/worklife/kidskare

*Please Note: Even if you are enrolled for service in 2010, you must re-register for 2011. Do it now, so you are ready to use the service if you ever need it.

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SSW Joint Doctoral Program Grant - Deadline: Monday, December 13

Posted On: 11/17/10 | Comments (0)

I. Purpose and Eligibility
This note announces an award available to new and continuing students in the Joint Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program. It is being made available under the School of Social Work Joint Doctoral Program Grant fund and carries a value of $4,000. To be eligible for the award, a student must be in good standing and show distinguished achievements in the Joint Doctoral Program.

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Rosemary Sarri Scholarlship - Deadline: Monday, December 13, 2010

Posted On: 11/15/10 | Comments (0)

The Rosemary Sarri Scholarship in Management, Social Policy or Community Organization
2010-2011


I. Purpose and Eligibility

This note announces an award available to new and continuing students in the Joint Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program. It is being made available under the Rosemary Sarri Scholarship fund in Management, Social Policy or Community Organization and carries a value of $3,000. One award will be made. To be eligible for the award, a student must be in good standing and his or her research must focus on the advancement of community organizing, management, evaluation or social policy.

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Grad Attire - December SSW Commencement

Posted On: 11/12/10 | Comments (0)

Attn: December 2010 MSW Degree Candidates

Planning to attend December 18th SSW Commencement? Need attire?

The Office of Student Services has a limited number of caps, gowns and hoods that have been donated by previous graduates for students to borrow. Beginning Monday, November 15th, graduates may stop by the Office of Student Services, Room 1748 SSWB, to borrow attire on a first-come first-served basis. NOTE: Students will need to purchase their own tassel, as we do not have these available to borrow.

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Clara P. Davis & Larry E. Davis Scholarship Fund - Due Friday, December 10

Posted On: 11/10/10 | Comments (0)

I. Purpose and Eligibility
This note announces an award available to new and continuing students in the Joint Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program. It is being made available under the Clara P. Davis and Larry E. Davis Scholarship fund and carries a value of $4,000. One award will be made. To be eligible for the award, a student must be in good standing and his or her research must focus on the study of poverty and social justice.

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Registration Information Winter term 2011

Posted On: 11/10/10 | Comments (0)

Registration information related to the upcoming Winter term can be found at
http://ssw.umich.edu/programs/classes/registrationPacketWinter.html
We anticipate that your registration appointment time will appear in Student Business, Student Center, in Wolverine Access on November 15 which is also the date you may begin using the backpacking feature. You may back pack without an appointment time but you may not register without one. All appointments for students in the MSW program will be issued with a date of November 22. NCFD students do not register until January 5. I encourage you to read through the documentation at the above link. The Closed Course Petition will be available for the Winter term beginning November 22.

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Harold T. and Vivian B. Shapiro Prize - Due Monday, December 6, 2010

Posted On: 11/09/10 | Comments (0)

I. Purpose and Eligibility
This note announces an award available to new and continuing students in the Joint Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program. It is being made available under the Harold T. and Vivian B. Shapiro Prize fund and carries a value of $5,000. To be eligible for the award, a student must be in good standing and show distinguished achievements in the Joint Doctoral Program.

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Irene & William Gambrill Fellowship - Due Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Posted On: 11/09/10 | Comments (0)

I. Purpose and Eligibility
This note announces an award available to new and continuing students in the Joint Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program. It is being made available under the Irene and William Gambrill Fellowship fund and carries a value of $3,000. To be eligible for the award, a student must be in good standing and his or her research must focus on the study of integrating practice, research, and ethical issues.

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Barbour Scholarship - Due Friday, December 3, 2010

Posted On: 11/08/10 | Comments (0)

The Barbour Scholarship is one of the oldest funding sources within the University of Michigan and is
available to students within any graduate program in any school or college of the Ann Arbor campus.

The eligibility criteria, selection criteria, award description and nomination procedure is available on the
Rackham website. Students do not nominate themselves for consideration of this award.

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Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship - Due Friday December 10, 2010

Posted On: 11/08/10 | Comments (0)

If you would like to be nominated for the Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, please submit the following information (below) to me electronically by December 10th. The department may nominate up to 5 doctoral candidates for this award. For more information about the award, please see the attached guidelines.

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Winter 2011 Term ~ Seminar in Integrative Learning & e-Portfolio Development

Posted On: 11/08/10 | Comments (0)

This is a 1 credit course that meets from 12noon-2:00pm for 7 total sessions on Tuesdays. Students will create a beginning e-Portfolio, use integrative learning practices that focus on strengthening social justice, develop reflection skills, and learn a peer mentoring model. E-mail Professors Betsy Voshel: voshele@umich.edu or Mary Ruffolo: mruffolo@umich.edu for more information.

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Community Organizers Wanted: Direct Action & Research Training Center

Posted On: 11/03/10 | Comments (0)

The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center is seeking students for their community organizing fellowship and career placement program. DART is now accepting applications for the 2011 DART Organizers Institute: a paid, four-month field school for people interested in launching a career in community organizing.

Graduates of the Organizers Institute are placed into full-time, permanent organizing careers.

The UMSSW is willing to nominate qualified students for this program. Being nominated can greatly help your chances of getting into this program. To get nominated, email Michelle Woods at micwoods@umich.edu.

However, you do not need to be nominated to apply. The deadline to apply is December 20, 2010. To apply, contact Hannah Wittmer at hannah@thedartcenter.org or (785) 841-2680. You can download applications from www.thedartcenter.org.

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