• The 2019-2020 Edition of Communitas Magazine

    Enjoy the latest issue of the College of Social Work's magazine highlighting students, faculty, research, outreach, and social work education.

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  • Social Work Faculty Receive Grants to Examine the Impact of COVID-19

    Drs. Michael Killian, Melissa Radey and Dina Wilke each received a grant to examine the effects of the pandemic on vulnerable populations.

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  • Social Work Students Receive Academic Leadership Awards

    Recent Graduates Bushra Rashid (MSW) and Rose Antoine (BSW) each received an FSU Academic Leadership Award for contributions in and out of the classroom.

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  • Faculty Member Leads NASW-FL to Offer Webinars to Connect with Students

    Carol Campbell Edwards co-led an effort by NASW-FL to connect with students during the COVID-19 pandemic, connecting them with the social work profession and community.

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  • Faculty Member Receives Undergraduate Teaching Award

    Keithen Mathis receive the award as commendation for his undergraduate course instruction..

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  • Doctoral Graduate Joins the Faculty of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

    R. Lane Forsman joins the SIUE faculty this fall to share his expertise in LGBTQ+ issues.

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  • Dr. Shalay Jackson received this 2020 teaching award for her efforts to engage students with the local community.

    Faculty Member Receives Community Engaged Teaching Award

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  • Coronavirus Resilience Briefs for Children

    Dr. Machelle Madsen Thompson, a social work researcher and adjunct professor, has created resilience briefs for children to understand the Coronavirus pandemic.

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  • Nourish to Flourish Project

    This video project provides recognition, appreciation, and support to social workers and health professionals through the collaboration of the FSU CFC Center, College of Social Work and NASW-FL.

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  • FSU Coronavirus Updates

    Updates from FSU can be found on fsu.edu/coronavirus.

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Recent News


FSU Student Association of Social Workers: Fall 2020 Leaders
Monday, August 03, 2020

Welcome to the newest group of student leaders for the FSU Student Association of Social Workers (SASW). SASW has a lot planned for the fall 2020 semester, including an informational meeting in early September. As a registered student organization, SASW also has planned professional events including a grad school panel, along with volunteer events and social events (Netflix parties & zoom socials).


Virtual Summer Graduation Celebration
Monday, August 03, 2020

Florida State University celebrated its Summer 2020 graduates with a virtual celebration on July 31st at 7:30 pm. The College of Social Work along with the other colleges across campus provided virtual celebrations for their graduates.

Florida State awarded 2,510 degrees with the conclusion of the summer semester: 1696 bachelor’s degrees, 611 master’s degrees, 165 doctorates, 2 juris doctor degrees and 36 juris master’s degrees. 


Welcome to New Faculty Member Brenda Legaspi
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

“I love seeing students take their classroom learning and apply it in the real world,” said Brenda Legaspi, a new social work faculty member at the College of Social Work (FSUCSW). Legaspi joins the college as an assistant teaching professor with a focus on working with distance learning students in the Online MSW Program.


Institute Dedicated to Bettering the Lives of those Impacted by Incarceration
Monday, July 20, 2020

The Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD) at the FSU College of Social Work is dedicated to the betterment of the lives of the individuals, families and communities impacted by the criminal justice system. Even before the renewed national consciousness about racial violence in our nation, IJRD has been at the forefront of addressing racial and economic disparities documented throughout the criminal justice system.


Florida Institute Continues Efforts to Help the Children of Florida
Thursday, July 16, 2020

The Florida Institute for Child Welfare has remained steady in its efforts to continue guiding and informing child welfare policy, procedures and research during the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the pandemic has changed the institute’s approach, it has not dampened the team’s dedication to helping the children of Florida.


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