Announcements — June 2008 Archives

June 20, 2008

Save the Date: School of Social Work New Student Welcome

Please join us for a School of Social Work Welcome just prior to the beginning of the fall 2008 semester.

WHAT: School of Social Work Welcome Session

WHEN: Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

TIME: 8:30am – 10:15am W. E. Singleton Center for Performing Arts (See map link below)

WHERE: *VCU W. E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts (922 Park Ave.)

Three blocks from the Raleigh Building (Social Work Building)

Link to a map: http://www.vcu.edu/maps/acmap/perform/perform.htm

BSW Upper Level Orientation & Welcome Session

Dear Students,

Please “Save the Date” for the following MANDATORY ORIENTATION for all fully and provisionally admitted Upper Level BSW students. We look forward to seeing you on the Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

WHAT: Orientation to the BSW Professional Curriculum and School Social Work Welcome Session

WHEN: Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

TIME: 8:30am – 10:15am W. E. Singleton Center for Performing Arts (See map link below)

10:30am- 12:30pm School of Social Work (Raleigh Building Rm. 112)

WHERE: *VCU W. E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts 922 Park Ave.

Three blocks from the Raleigh Building (Social Work Building)

Link to a map: http://www.vcu.edu/maps/acmap/perform/perform.htm

*School of Social Work (1001 W. Franklin St, Rm. 112)

Please RSVP no later than Friday, August 15th, at 828-0456 or email anewmark@vcu.edu

2008-09 New Cohort

Six men and four women comprise the 2008-09 incoming cohort in the School of Social Work Ph.D. Program, four of whom are transitioning from the VCU MSW program and others are from Brigham Young University, University of Michigan, Western Michigan University, University of Cincinnati, and Eastern Washington University. The new cohort have strong academic and social work experience, with focus areas that include the epidemiology of child and adolescent mental health, mental health program evaluation, identity development of children and youth, effects of poverty and parenting on at-risk teenagers, prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect, homelessness, social justice issues, aging issues and community-based services and care-giving, treatment of adult and juvenile sex offenders, domestic violence [specifically sibling violence], effective non-profit management and program evaluation, enhancing social work teaching methodology, theatre as a model of community empowerment, and international social work.

2008 Annual Welcome Dinner for New Cohort

This annual new student Welcome Dinner is the “kick-off” to the 2008-09 academic year at the VCU School of Social Work and will be held on August 19th, from 5:30 – 7:00 P.M. The casual summer supper is the setting for the School of Social Work faculty and fellow Ph.D. students to welcome the new cohort into the doctoral program.

Ph.D. Orientation for 2008-09 Cohort

Orientation for incoming Ph.D. students will be held on August 19th . It begins at 8:30 A.M. in the auditorium at the Performing Arts Center, 922 Park Avenue, where the whole School will gather for coffee, introductions and welcome by the Dean. Ph.D. student orientation will continue at the Raleigh Building, 10:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M., and will include conversations with Dr. Kia J. Bentley, Sharon Foreman, President of the Doctoral Student Association, lunch with the doctoral instructors, and culminating with the student tour of the Raleigh Building.

Congratulations graduates!

We are proud to announce close to 250 graduates in all three programs this May.