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Spring Commencement - Guest Visa

Posted On: 01/31/12 | Comments (0)

Attn: April 2012 MSW Degree Candidates

The University of Michigan will provide a letter of invitation to assist graduates whose guests need to apply for a visa in order to attend their student's commencement ceremony. The letter can be requested by filling out an online request form.

Click here for information on the School of Social Work Spring Commencement.

Click here for information on the University-wide Spring Commencement.

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CCLVI Scholarship

Posted On: 01/31/12 | Comments (0)

The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI) will award three scholarships, $3,000 each to full-time entering freshmen, undergraduate and graduate college students who are low vision, maintain a strong GPA and are involved in their school/local community.

March 15th application deadline.
Questions? Call (800) 733-2258.

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WCTF 2012 conference set for March 2

Posted On: 01/31/12 | Comments (0)

30 Years of Leadership, Legacy and Change
March 2, 2012
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration is now open for the 2012 Women of Color Task Force Conference. The event will feature 35 workshop sessions on a variety of topics. The keynote speaker is Johnnetta Cole, director of the National Museum of African Art. This event is open to all U-M staff, faculty, and students,a s well as the general public.

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Call for Entries - Student Performance at SSW Spring Commencement

Posted On: 01/25/12 | Comments (0)

The April 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 April Commencement. All performance submissions will be considered.

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Vote for April Commencement Faculty Participants!

Posted On: 01/25/12 | Comments (0)

Attn: April 2012 MSW Degree Candidates! Please read & respond by Monday, February 13th.

The Graduation Planning Committee would like your input in suggesting faculty participants for the following roles in our April 28th SSW graduation ceremony.

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.

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR TOP SEVEN (7) FACULTY CHOICES TO: mtgorton@umich.edu

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

Posted On: 01/25/12 | 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 winter term 2012, are in good academic standing, and plan to attend the ceremony on April 28th.

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: Monday, February 13th

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Training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Posted On: 01/24/12 | Comments (0)

The Frankel Psychotherapy Program will be offering a MBCT Training in 2012, and mindfulness practice is a prerequisite to participating in that training.

Free introduction to MBSR will be offered:

Wednesday, February 1st, 6 – 8 PM
Turner Senior Resource Center
2401 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Please register for this introductory course if you are interested in attending the 8-week class.

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Job Opening: Maternal Infant Health Program Social Worker

Posted On: 01/20/12 | Comments (0)

Program Description:

The ACCESS MIHP is a program for women covered by Medicaid during pregnancy and up to 60 days after birth, and infants covered by Medicaid in Wayne County. This program is formerly known as Maternal Support Services/Infant Support Services (MSS/ISS). MIHP provides social support information, and care coordination services to promote healthy pregnancies, good birth outcomes, and healthy infant development. The ACCESS MIHP program is certified, monitored, and funded by the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) and is intended to supplement regular prenatal and infant care by medical providers (doctors, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners and physician assistants).

Applicant must be fluent in English and Arabic. This position is full-time and located in Dearborn, MI.

For more information about the position, click "Read More"...

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Categories: Career Services

Job Opening: Research Assistant for Ready to Read

Posted On: 01/19/12 | Comments (0)

The Ready to Read department is looking for a Research Assistant to aid in the current study being conducted on reading development in young children. The position includes a variety of tasks that include interacting with parents and children as well as operating state-of-the-art technology. Additional activities may include coding data, data entry, calling parents to schedule appointments and making reminder phone calls for scheduled visits.

The position is about 10-20 hours a week depending on when the visits are scheduled each week.

For information about job responsibilities and qualifications, please click "Read More"...

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Cash Awards for Final-Year MSW Students

Posted On: 01/17/12 | Comments (0)

The Judith Holm Memorial Awards Program is a national competition which confers $2000 cash awards.

Final-year master's degree students may compete by submitting a clinical-practice paper focused on a case from field placement. Guidelines should be available from a contact person at your school (Master's Coordinators and Field Placement Coordinators), or online at www.abecsw.org.

The deadline for submitting a paper is February 24, 2012.

For more information, visit: http://www.abecsw.org/student-awards.html

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DART Center Opportunities for Community Organizing Training

Posted On: 01/17/12 | Comments (0)

Interested in community organizing?

The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center annually conducts a paid training program for those seeking to launch a career in community organizing, then places graduates into permanent salaried positions in the field. It's an excellent opportunity for people to improve the lives of people living in low-moderate income neighborhoods and to get hands on training and experience in community organization, empowerment, and leadership

A community organizer with the DART Center will be on U-M’s campus to present information about careers working for social, economic, and racial justice.

He will discuss:
· Differences between justice and charity
· Power and direct action to address issues of injustice
· Congregation-based coalition building

Tuesday, January 31
6:30-7:30pm
Mason Hall 3427
University of Michigan

To RSVP contact Hannah Wittmer at
hannah@thedartcenter.org or (785) 506-8915\

For more information about the DART Center, please click "Read More"...

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Scholarships for Legally Blind Students

Posted On: 01/17/12 | Comments (0)

The National Federation of the Blind offers thirty scholarships, ranging from $3,000-$12,000, to recognize achievement by blind scholars and is now officially accepting applications.

Applications are due by March 31, 2012. Click here for more information or to apply online.

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Transition to Facebook!

Posted On: 01/17/12 | Comments (0)

We are transitioning to Facebook and will no longer post updated information to this blog. Please be sure to stay connected with the School via our Facebook page:

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Job Opening: Home Coordinator for Bethany Christian Services

Posted On: 01/17/12 | Comments (0)

Bethany Christian Services is seeking a full-time Home Coordinator to do Child Welfare work with refugee youth from Central America and Mexico. A BSW or BA/BS in human service field is required, an MSW is preferred. Experience in Child Welfare, Residential Care, and/or international experiences are preferred. Spanish speakers are also preferred. Benefits included.

This position would be responsible for the case coordination of up to 9 youth in the Division of Unaccompanied Children's Services (DUCS). These are youth that are unaccompanied in the country, under-documented, and most of the time have experienced abuse, gang persecution, and extreme violence. The position would also directly supervise the youth counselors that work in the home, who are responsible for the direct supervision of the youth.

For more information about the position, click "Read More"...

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UM NASW Student Social Worker of the Year Nominations Being Accepted

Posted On: 01/17/12 | Comments (0)

The NASW-Michigan Chapter recognizes a University of Michigan MSW student as our student of the year. The nomination deadline is Friday, February 17 at 5:00 pm.

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Request for Keynote Speaker Suggestions for April 2012 SSW Commencement

Posted On: 01/17/12 | Comments (0)

We are requesting suggestions for Keynote Speaker for the upcoming April 28, 2012 SSW Commencement ceremony.

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.

If you plan to graduate in April 2012, please submit your suggestions by Monday, January 23rd to: mtgorton@umich.edu

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

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Career Center Winter Open House

Posted On: 01/17/12 | Comments (0)

Stop by the Career Center (SSW 1696, right off the Commons next to the Office of Field Instruction) on Tuesday, January 31st between 9am and 4pm for food, drinks and information about the services we offer!

Did you know the Career Center services are available for all UM-SSW students and alumni?

Did you know, in addition to providing one-on-one appointments to review your resume and cover letters, we'll also provide you with sheets of high-quality paper to print them out on?

Did you know we offer school-subsidized networking trips to Washington D.C., San Francisco, and new this year -- Chicago!

Come learn more about these services and many, many more at the Winter Open House!

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Join the Spring Graduation Planning Committee!

Posted On: 01/17/12 | Comments (0)

The Graduation Planning Committee is looking for 4 - 5 MSW students graduating in April 2012 to join the committee.

We are having our first meeting on Wednesday, January 25 from 12 – 1 PM in Room B770 SSWB. If you would like to join, please reply to Michelle Gorton and confirm your availability.

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Career Center Winter Workshop Series!

Posted On: 01/17/12 | Comments (0)

The Career Center will be hosting a series of lunch workshops on a variety of topics this winter! All workshops will be held between 12pm and 1pm in the Career Center (SSWB 1696). Bring your lunch and get some information on the following topics...

February 9: Skills for your Job Search
February 16: Taking the Mystery out of the Licensure Process
February 22: Taking the Mystery out of the Licensure Process
February 23: Interviewing Skills
March 28: Salaries & Benefits

(If you are intersted in the licensure workshop, please only RSVP to one; they will be the same workshop just repeated on two different days.)

Please RSVP to ssw-cso@umich.edu with the date of the workshop you would like to attend.

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