Announcements — B.S.W. Program

June 15, 2011

Social Work Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer Position: Children’s Activity Assistants

Program: HomeAgain INRICH Transitional Program

Days/Hours: Monday and Wednesday evenings, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Richmond, VA – Northside

Description: We are currently seeking volunteers to work with the children residing in our Transitional Program. Responsibilities include homework assistance, reading, facilitating arts and crafts, games, and other activities in a structured, educational environment.

Agency Description: The mission of HomeAgain is to assist homeless families and individuals in metro Richmond by providing emergency and transitional shelter as well as programs designed to build skills leading to increased self-sufficiency and to identify resources needed to obtain permanent housing.

Agency website: www.homeagainrichmond.org

Interested volunteers should contact Ly Hayes by email at lhayes@homeagainrichmond.org

July 7, 2010

BSW Upper Level Orientation

Dear fall 2010 Upper Level Students,

Please “Save the Date” for the following MANDATORY ORIENTATION for all fully and provisionally admitted fall 2010 Upper Level BSW students.

WHAT: Orientation to the BSW Professional Curriculum

WHEN: Friday, August 20th , 2010

TIME: 9:00am- 11:00am

WHERE: Hibbs Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 203 (900 Park Ave. Richmond, VA 23284)

Link to map: http://www.maps.vcu.edu/monroepark/hibbshall/

RSVP with Mr. Ananda Newmark no later than Friday, August 13th

by emailing anewmark@vcu.edu

February 16, 2010

Richmond Field Applications Due 3/7/10!

March 7

Richmond field applications due for all students B.S.W. (Junior and Senior) & M.S.W. (Foundation and Concentration) beginning field in Summer 2010 or Fall 2010

November 18, 2009

BSW Junior Field Orienation 12/1 @ 1pm

Attention BSW Juniors:

Field Orientation for all BSW Juniors beginning field in Spring 2010 on Tuesday, December 1st from 1-2 pm in the Raleigh Building Room 112.

September 17, 2009

BSWSA September Service Project to take place on Thursday, September 24th

Information:

This service project will be taking place at the Boys and Girls Club West End Unit at 910 S. Harrison, Richmond, VA.

Tentative Agenda:

4:00 – 5:00p Homework Assistance

5:00 – 5:30p Craft + discussing various things like the importance of reading and studying; after the craft/discussion the kids have a meal and we are welcome to stay and interact with the kids for as long as we’d like.

Mr. Fleming of the Boys & Girls Club would also like to encourage returning volunteers.

If you are interested in a regular volunteer opportunity this is a great way to establish a relationship with the Club members.

We hope you’ll come and join us!

For any inquiries and to RSVP (by September 22nd) contact BSW student Kristin Lennox at lennoxmkc@mymail.vcu.edu.

March 18, 2009

2009 Phi Kappa Phi Scholarships Awarded to SSW Students

BSW STUDENT

Abby Sedaghatfar is a graduating senior that will be attending graduate school in social work this fall. She received the Lauren A. Woods Scholarship in the amount of $3,000 and was also named the VCU Phi Kappa Phi nominee for the Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship national competition. Abi was selected from among university-wide applicants and was recognized for her superior academic achievement, leadership and service experience at VCU, in the Richmond community, and through several international projects. As part of her application Abi submitted a paper about immigrants that was thoughtful, well-written, and raised important social justice issues, something she is very passionate about. In his recommendation letter for Abi’s application to the Lauren A. Woods Scholarship, Dr. Peter V. Nguyen noted “While I was impressed with Abigail’s intellectual ability, it was her deep-seeded passion and affinity for immigrants that caught my attention. As a professor, teaching the content is easy, but instilling passion must come from within. It is this passion that drives a person to be a great social worker – one that impacts lives and makes a difference.”

MSW STUDENTS

Jodi Mincemoyer was awarded the $2,500 MSW Phi Kappa Phi scholarship for the 2009-2010 academic year. Jodi will start her concentration course work in the Fall 2009 semester and is expected to graduate in May 2010. She has extensive community service experience including working with the Virginia Organizing Project, serving on the Board of Directors for the Colonial Community Service Board, and serving on the Board of Directors for the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth. Jodi is completing her foundation year internship at Virginia Supportive Housing. Jodi has a strong commitment to social justice and activism, especially equitable access to education, opportunity, healthcare and housing. Jodi has multiple publications and describes herself as “a learner, seeker, teacher, and advocate”.

Salima Jiwa was awarded the $1,000 MSW Phi Kappa Phi Unit scholarship for the 2009-2010 academic year. Salima will start her concentration course work in the Fall 2009 semester and is a student at our Alexandria, VA campus. Salima is expected to graduate in May 2010. Salima has volunteered as a teacher’s assistant, volunteered for a Head Start literacy program, and tutored undergraduate ESOL students. She also worked with immigrant families from Afghanistan and volunteered at a Children’s Hospital. Salima holds a Master of Arts in Child Studies from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and has multiple publications and presentations related to children and parents’ issues. Salima is completing her foundation internship at Herndon Middle School and describes herself as being “dedicated to using [her] knowledge, experience and skills to help others deal with their challenges and achieve their fullest potential”.

Ph.D. STUDENT

Mariette Klein, a first year doctoral student, was recently awarded the 2009 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Doctoral Scholarship Award for outstanding achievement in scholarship and leadership. Klein was Director of Volunteerism for AARP in Washington, D.C. before entering the Ph.D. program in Fall 2008.

March 16, 2009

Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research & Creavity

Come find out about interesting research projects, research-in-progress, and displays of creative scholarship at VCU! This event is hosted by the Committee for Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship and is being held on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 12:00pm – 2:00pm, in the Commonwealth Ballrooms A&B in Student Commons.

For more information visit: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=51481307180

October 16, 2008

Field applications now due !

Field applications are due for all B.S.W. and M.S.W. students beginning field in spring 2009 – deadline is Monday, October 27th !

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