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Two Social Work Student Receive Academic Leadership Awards
Tuesday, June 02, 2020

FSU College of Social Work students Rose Antoine and Bushra Rashid both received a 2020 Academic Leadership Award for contributions made in and out of the classroom.

Faculty, staff and student winners of Academic Leadership Awards were honored digitally due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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A Message from the College of Social Work in Response to Recent Events
Monday, June 01, 2020

The community at the FSU College of Social Work is alarmed and saddened by the escalating violence careening across our country, triggered by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. We join FSU President Thrasher’s 

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Faculty Member Leads NASW-FL to Offer Webinars to Connect with Students
Monday, June 01, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic gained a foothold in the US and colleges and universities were moving online, Carol Campbell Edwards, an assistant teaching professor at the FSU College of Social Work, was inspired to develop a Spring 2020 webinar series that would promote virtual engagement for social work students who were suddenly disconnected and isolated.

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Doctoral Graduate Joins Southern Illinois University Faculty
Friday, May 29, 2020

Recent graduate R. Lane Forsman was able to successfully defend his dissertation on February 28th before the U.S. had seen the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Despite all the current uncertainties surrounding the pandemic, Lane is excited to join the faculty of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE).

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Social Work Faculty Receive Grants to Fight COVID-19
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The FSU Office of Research Development organized its eleventh Collaborative Collison event to bring faculty from various departments across the university to work together on projects that specifically target the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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Eight Students Inducted into Garnet and Gold Scholars Society
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Florida State University welcomed 316 new students into the prestigious Garnet and Gold Scholars society for the spring 2020 semester, the largest class of inductees since the program's inception. Inductees were honored through a virtual reception due to COVID-19. Eight recent College of Social Work graduates were among the 316 undergraduate students inducted into the society. 

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Faculty Member Receives Undergraduate Teaching Award
Thursday, May 14, 2020

This semester, two FSU College of Social Work faculty members were honored for excellence in teaching, Keithen Mathis and Shalay Jackson. As student-oriented awards, recipients are nominated by students and alumni and selected for their outstanding efforts that lead to successful teaching and learning.

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Faculty Member Receives Community Engaged Teaching Award
Monday, May 11, 2020

Dr. Shalay Jackson has made it her mission to engage her students in the content and courses she teaches that later translates to competence in the social work field. This approach is especially important for courses like her Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations course (SOW4360) as excitement and enthusiasm for community engagement is imperative for immersion and appreciation of the coursework.

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Spring 2020 Graduation Celebration Goes Digital
Thursday, May 07, 2020

Celebrations for the spring graduating Class of 2020 went digital due to the social distancing practices necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic. Florida State University gathered virtually on May 2 for a virtual commencement ceremony presided over by FSU President John Thrasher. 

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Giving Tuesday NOW, May 5: A Day of Unity and Giving
Tuesday, May 05, 2020

On May 5, 2020 we come together as a global community…

To give. To help. To thank. To heal.

#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of generosity and unity, a day to come together and give back in response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19, no matter who or where we are.

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