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Social Work Celebrates Spring 2021 Graduates with Virtual and In-Person Events
Monday, May 03, 2021

The FSU College of Social Work celebrated its spring 2021 graduates with both an in-person and virtual event.  As the nation becomes more vaccinated and FSU’s campus opens up, the college wished to celebrate students in safe and accessible ways.

Posted Under: CSW General

FSU-Created, Dyslexia-Focused Comic Book to be Available Nationwide as Graphic Novel
Thursday, April 29, 2021

“The Uncanny Chronicles,” a comic book focused on the realities of dyslexia will soon be available nationwide as a graphic novel thanks to an agreement between Florida State University and Ventris Learning.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight

Alumni Highlight: Brittany Brearley
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

She's a fierce advocate': Disability no match for determined FSU grad student Brittany Brearley

One of the thousands of Florida State University students who will graduate this weekend will not be able to see her diploma, but when she holds it in her hands, she knows her other senses will take over. She will hear the applause, taste success and feel a sense of accomplishment that seemed impossible a decade ago.

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

FSU Center Receives Goodwill Partner of the Year Award, Partners with WFSU Public Media
Wednesday, April 07, 2021

The FSU Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children (CFC Center) was awarded the 2020 Mission Partner of the Year Award by Goodwill Industries - Big Bend, Inc. The award recognizes a community partner that assists Goodwill in fulfilling its mission to support people with disabilities and special needs.

Posted Under: CFC Center News, CSW General

Alumna to Lead Department of Defense Commission on Sexual Assault
Thursday, April 01, 2021

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) announced that Lynn Rosenthal (BSW, 1980) will head an independent review commission on sexual assault in the military.

To carry out President Biden’s direction, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin, III ordered the establishment of an independent 90-day review commission on sexual assault in the military, stated John Kirby, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, during a briefing.

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

Florida Center for Reading Research Forms Partnership to Establish National Center for Reading in India
Friday, March 26, 2021

The Florida Center for Reading Research at Florida State University and University of St. Francis have partnered with education officials in India to establish the National Center for Reading Interventions and Research (NCRIR) in India.

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

FSU Signs Agreement to Make Resiliency Project Available Nationwide
Friday, March 26, 2021

The Resiliency Project, an online health and wellness kit created at Florida State University to help provide students with the tools to build coping and stress management skills, is now available nationwide to colleges and universities that asked for help to achieve similar successes.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight

FSU and CSW Celebrate a Successful 2021 FSU Great Give Campaign
Monday, March 22, 2021

FSU’s Great Give celebrated the 10th anniversary of the giving campaign. This year, the 24-hour campaign raised funds for Florida State academic programs, scholarships, and student activities. The campaign set a record-breaking goal of $1 million dollars.

On March 10th, the FSU community came together for this day of giving and exceeded the $1 million goal, raising $1,576,910 in twenty-four hours.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General

Social Work Student Utilizes Leadership and Research for a Global Impact
Monday, March 22, 2021

As a first-generation college student, Richard Brito wanted to make the most of the opportunity at Florida State University. Richard stated that upon arriving from his hometown of Miami, Florida, in 2016, he made a commitment to himself to strive for continued personal growth and self-discovery. Inspired by his mother and their lived experiences, he immersed himself in campus life and its opportunities.

Posted Under: CSW General, International Programs

Social Work Researcher Advances Literature on Pediatric Quality of Life in Organ Transplant Patients
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

A Florida State University professor is paving the way for social workers, psychologists and transplant teams across the country to increase the quality of life for children who have received organ transplants.

Assistant Professor of Social Work Michael Killian has published a new study that takes a step back and examines current data related to assessment tools for pediatric organ transplant recipients to improve these children’s quality of life and ensure a successful transplant.

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