News Articles

MSW Alumna assumes Big Brothers Big Sisters leadership position
Thursday, September 28, 2017

MSW alumna Courtney Cook joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida as Vice President of Development.  Cook is a licensed clinical social work. She earned her MSW in clinical social from FSU College of Social Work in 2010 and her undergraduate degree from the University of West Florida.

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MSW student receives Phi Alpha MSW Scholarship award
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Kapria Lee knew she was a strong candidate for the Phi Alpha Honor Society MSW Scholarship Award because of her strong background in all four of the criteria required for the award: scholarship, leadership, service, and professional/career.

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College of Social Work partners with Japan on co-parenting
Friday, September 22, 2017

The College of Social Work has a rich tradition of international collaboration. Dr. Tomi Gomory has worked for many years in Romania and the Czech Republic, speaking at conferences and publishing scholarly manuscripts pertaining to his research there. Dr.

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Translating training into curriculum:  Tackling substance abuse and misuse issues
Thursday, September 21, 2017

When the opportunity came up to send faculty to the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Fellowship Training at the Boston University School of Social Work for a special Social Work Faculty Immersion Training (SWIFT) Program, Assistant Professor Jeffrey Lacasse and Associate Teac

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Alumnus Chun Rosenkranz: Making connections through kindness
Friday, September 01, 2017


Robert F. Kennedy once said, “Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

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Alumnus biography an enduring message of peace
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Born on a busy farm in Ohio with his parents and 7 siblings, Ted Studebaker would grow up amidst a culture centered around strong work ethic and the values of family and church participation. In this environment, there was never a shortage of hard work, raising and caring for the family’s various livestock and crops.

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College of Social Work receives gift to establish new center
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

A substantial gift from a family foundation formed by two Florida State University alumni is helping the FSU College of Social Work establish a new center dedicated to generating knowledge that leads to effective policies, services and research for the benefit of communities, families and children.

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Student Profile: BSW Student Margarette Swift
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Margarette Swift might be young, but her advice comes from a place of wisdom when she says, “Never let circumstances determine who you are.” When Margarette was only eight years old, her mother died. Following this traumatic loss, she endured many years of instability in her home life.

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Remembering  Professor John Alderson
Thursday, August 24, 2017

John Alderson was born in Pana, Illinois in 1926 where his father served as a doctor and one-time mayor. He had an early love for the outdoors, sports and music. After high school, he served in the U.S. Army in Germany before attending the University of Illinois for his Master's degree in social work. He worked for several years in Evanston public schools in Illinois as a school social worker until moving in 1956 to Tallahassee to join the faculty of the FSU School of Social Work.

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Jane Dwyer Lee: Creating an alternative social work textbook
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Over the years, I’ve become increasingly dismayed by the cost of textbooks and just how much of that burden is shouldered by students. Last year, I received an email from FSU Libraries recruiting faculty to participate in a grant opportunity for something called “alternative textbooks.” With the encouragement and support of FSU College of Social Work Dean for Academic Affairs Dr. Craig Stanley, I decided to apply. All I knew was that the purpose was to create more affordable alternatives to standard textbooks.

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