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FSU College of Social Work to Launch Re-entry Initiative with $1M Grant
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Florida State University’s College of Social Work will launch an unprecedented research initiative this spring focusing on the re-entry of incarcerated persons into communities.

The initiative will be led by FSU’s new faculty hire, Carrie Pettus-Davis, one of social work’s leading experts in criminal justice and the decarceration of American prisons and jails through policy reform and service innovations.

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

New Grant Funds Training on Human Trafficking for Emergency Medical Services
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Florida State University’s Institute for Family Violence Studies (IFVS) at the College of Social Work recently received a $25,000 grant from the Office of the Florida Attorney General to help stem the tide of human trafficking.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General, Research

CSW Ambassadors: Our Newest Social Work Student Leaders
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Since the CSW Ambassadors program began two years ago, it has grown exponentially to include its newest cohort of FSU College of Social Work student leaders. As CSW Ambassadors, these twelve undergraduate and graduate social work students act as the student face of the college.  Working actively with faculty and staff, the CSW Ambassadors represent the brand and values of the College of Social Work while advocating for their fellow students alongside social work education and the profession. Learn more about each of them below:

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General

Student Highlight: Garnet & Gold Scholars Scholar Kimberly Clarke
Monday, January 08, 2018

While on the lookout for an honors program at FSU, Kimberly found that Garnet and Gold Scholars, which supported her personal values of scholarship, service, and leadership. The program welcomed 53 new members in December and facilitates student involvement in the areas of international, internship, leadership, research and service engagement.

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

Adrienne Capeless: Creating Connection Through Food and Memories
Thursday, December 21, 2017

Social work students are often challenged during their coursework to bridge the divide between the professional and the personal as they develop the skill sets to connect with clients and make a difference in the lives of vulnerable populations. Delving into the personal also aids in self-awareness about personal strengths and challenges that affect social work practice.

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

FSU Social Work Faculty Amp Up International Collaboration and Global Impact in 2017
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

This year was marked by abundant opportunities for FSU College of Social Work to make new international connections and to develop collaborations on the world stage. Faculty teamed up with partnering universities and colleagues at leading universities from other continents to bring about innovative scholarship, training, and dialogue. Here are some of the highlights of the FSU social work faculty’s efforts in 2017 all over the globe.

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

FSU Social Work Celebrates Fall 2017 Graduates
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

On December 15, 2017, FSU College of Social Work celebrated with fall 2017 graduates and their guests at special ceremony and reception in the Oglesby Ballrooms on FSU’s Tallahassee main campus. Dean Jim Clark presided over the occasion with MSW Program Director Fran Gomory presenting MSW students with their FSU College of Social Work alumni pins.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General

“What Were You Wearing?” Exhibit Put on by FSU Social Work Students
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

During November, undergraduate (BSW) social work students in faculty member Carol Campbell Edward’s Diversity and Social Justice Class put on their own “What Were You Wearing?” Exhibit to increase awareness of sexual assault and clothing bias.

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

Alumnus Guy Spearman Receives Faculty Senate Torch Award
Monday, December 11, 2017

Florida State University’s Faculty Senate presented four honored members of the university community its annual Torch Award at dinner and reception on December 4th. Established in 1996, Torch Awards are bestowed on “those who have contributed to the university’s academic excellence.” Nominations are made by FSU faculty members to an award committee who then provide recommendations to the Faculty Senate Steering Committee.

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

Partnership with U.S. Peace Corps brings Coverdell Fellowship to the MSW Program
Thursday, December 07, 2017

Florida State University College of Social Work in partnership with the U.S. Peace Corps will begin offering the Coverdell Fellowship in 2018 to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV) pursuing a Master of Social Work degree. It marks the first time the fellowship will be offered at Florida State in the field of social work.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General