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Doctoral candidate Leah Cheatham to join University of Alabama faculty
Thursday, January 14, 2016

I am both thrilled and honored to be joining the faculty at the University of Alabama School of Social Work. I was drawn to the University of Alabama because of my interests in working within a public university with strong community ties, excellent support for research, and a strong commitment to students. The warm reception from faculty, staff, and students during my visit to Tuscaloosa sealed the deal.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General, Research

Doctoral Candidate Stephanie Kennedy to join University of Connecticut faculty
Thursday, January 14, 2016

University of Connecticut (UConn) was my top choice because of the School of Social Work faculty’s history of social activism and community-engaged research.

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Study examines worldwide perceptions of the soul and immortality
Monday, January 04, 2016

Despite the world’s increasingly globalized society, there are common threads in people’s beliefs about the soul and an afterlife.

A study examining three dominant worldviews about how people perceive the idea of a soul — God-centered, cosmic-spiritual and secular — has found that God-centered and cosmic-spiritual worldviews shared a positive view of death as a reward-filled afterlife and a moment of ultimate truth or courage.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight, Research

Speech by Captain Páula Clark, Fall Graduation Reception (December 11th, 2015)
Friday, December 11, 2015

Dean Clark, faculty and staff, family and friends of graduates, and ladies and gentlemen of Florida State University Class of 2015, I am honored and grateful to be with you today for your commencement, here at one of the finest universities in the world that has one of the best social work programs with the most dedicated staff and professors.

Today I want to share with you about following your heart and climbing your mountain.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, Alumni Spotlight, CSW General

FSU Social Work faculty member to study child welfare employee retention
Wednesday, December 02, 2015

A new study led by faculty members in the Florida State University College of Social Work will examine the individual and organizational influences on child welfare employee retention and, ultimately, child and family outcomes in Florida.

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Professor named fellow of American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Bruce Thyer, a professor in the College of Social Work at Florida State University, has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, one of the most prestigious honors that social work scholars can receive.

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Dean’s remarks from Fall Welcome Reception
Friday, October 09, 2015

The College of Social Work’s new dean, Dean Jim Clark was introduced to a number of alumni, donors, community partners, faculty, staff and students at a welcome reception held in his honor. Below, are his remarks made at the welcome reception addressing the state of social work and the College of Social Work and his plans and initiatives for the future.

Remarks by Dean Jim Clark

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General, Faculty News

March to end domestic violence
Thursday, October 01, 2015

Fighting domestic violence is my passion, and as a student at Florida State University I am always looking for ways to learn more about this very important issue. The courses I have taken at the College of Social Work and my ongoing experience as a research assistant at the Institute for Family Violence Studies has provided me with a growing knowledge about domestic violence.

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Two FSU social work students named Florida Gubernational Fellows
Monday, September 28, 2015

MSW students Cristina Batista and Jasmine Haynes will join a select group of students from public and private universities to experience the Florida Gubernational Fellows Program. This program provides a year-long immersive experience for these students in key areas of state government and on-the-job training.

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Alumna Dr. Annelise Mennicke receives leadership & service award
Monday, September 21, 2015

Dr. Annelise Mennicke, a recent graduate of the doctoral program of the FSU College of Social Work, was awarded the 2015 student award for leadership and service from the Group of the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work (GADE) for her work in sexual violence prevention on FSU’s campus.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, Alumni Spotlight, CSW General