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Social Work Professor Receives University Graduate Teaching Award
Monday, May 20, 2019

Assistant Professor Lisa Schelbe was one of eight Florida State University faculty members to receive a University Teaching Award at the end of the spring 2019 semester. Recipients are recognized as outstanding in the many aspects of teaching, which contribute to successful learning. These teaching awards are student-oriented, with nominations submitted by both current FSU students and alumni.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight

FSU Researchers Find ‘Seeking Safety’ Program Helps Improve Mental Health for Incarcerated Women
Thursday, May 16, 2019

New research from Florida State University has found that Seeking Safety, a cognitive behavior-based intervention program, is a promising program for reducing incarcerated women’s symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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

Social Work Students Honored at FSU Leadership Awards Night
Thursday, May 16, 2019

The annual FSU Leadership Awards Night event on April 9, 2019 honored individuals and group students across campus who engage in leadership learning.

Among these recipients were undergraduate social work student Kathryn Casello, who received the President’s Undergraduate Humanitarian of the Year Award, given to a student with a tremendous commitment to leadership and service. Read more about her Humanitarian Award here.

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

Innovative Social Work and Criminal Justice Research Center finds a Home at FSU
Thursday, May 09, 2019

The Florida State University College of Social Work celebrated its new research entity, the Institute for Justice Research and Development at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center Thursday, April 18.

Posted Under: CSW General, Research

Alumni Highlight: Vera Gorman Gray
Wednesday, May 08, 2019

As a child during the 1950s and 1960s, Vera Gorman Gray witnessed first-hand the strong wave of social and political change including the civil rights movement, peace movement, and women’s rights movement. Her family watched it all live on television as they sat down to their evening meal each night. Her lessons on being an active citizen began early. Her parents discussed the issues openly with Vera and her two siblings.

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

May Graduation Reception Celebrates Spring 2019 Graduates
Wednesday, May 08, 2019

On the morning of May 3, 2019, the FSU College of Social Work celebrated its Spring Class of 2019 graduates at the annual spring graduation reception in the Oglesby Union Ballrooms. The event welcomed 49 BSW and 58 MSW graduates and their guests for a special ceremony, which included Keynote Speaker Jeff Binkley and Student Speaker Kathryn Casello. Dean Jim Clark presided over the affair, calling forth program directors to announce winners of the College’s annual awards including:

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

FSU faculty member, student and alumna honored at NASW-Florida Celebration
Thursday, May 02, 2019

At the annual Social Work Month Celebration, National Association of Social Workers Florida (NASW-FL) Big Bend Unit celebrated this year’s leaders in the region. Among these honored social workers were NASW-FL President and FSU College of Social Work faculty member Carol Edwards, BSW student Kathryn Casello and FSU College of Social Work MSW Alumni Christine Didion.

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

Three Social Work Students Honored at FSU Leadership Awards Night
Thursday, May 02, 2019

The annual FSU Leadership Awards Night event on April 9, 2019, honored individuals and group students across campus who engage in leadership learning.

Among these recipients were undergraduate social work student Kathryn Casello, who received the President’s Undergraduate Humanitarian of the Year Award, given to a student with a tremendous commitment to leadership and service. Read more about her Humanitarian Award here.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General

CFC Center: At A Glance
Friday, April 12, 2019

Center for the Study and Promotion of Community, Family and Children (CFC Center)

At a Glance Quarterly Update

The CFC Center under the aegis of the College of Social Work (CSW) was created with the support of the Stoops Family Foundation, Inc. in 2017. The purpose of the CFC Center is to generate and sustain transformational knowledge for the development of effective policies, services, and usable research.

Posted Under: CSW General

FSU Student Resilience Project Receives National Award
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Florida State University’s Student Resilience Project, a unique online tool to help students improve mental health and reduce stress, has been selected to receive a national award from the American Association of University Administrators.

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