The Dean of the Indiana University School of Social Work often tells new doctoral students that their commitment will determine whether they succeed in the PhD program.
Five students from the Indiana University School of Social Work were among the 2013 Plater Civic Engagement Medallion recipients.
Indiana Sen. Greg Porter looked out at the faces of hundreds of social work students and told them they are "beacons of light," to individuals who need their help.
Good news! It is official. On Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 the Indiana University School of Social Work received the notification the CSWE Commission on Accreditation had reaffirmed the accreditation of the School's BSW and MSW programs for the maximum 8-year period with no progress report due
Linda Olvey, the MSW Direct Field Coordinator, has been selected to receive the Maynard K. Hine Award, which recognizes significant contributions to Indiana University-Purdue University. Olvey is a 1983 MSW graduate of the School of Social Work.
Richard A. Reed, whose social work career has taken him from working with veterans in Indianapolis to the White House, has received the Government Security News/Raytheon Award for Distinguished Leadership and Innovation in Public Safety and Security Award.
For two hours on a recent Friday, Bachelor of Social Work students from IUPUI offered the residents of a low-income housing complex on Indianapolis’s far-eastside something that was priceless: a chance to smile and laugh all for free.
In the last year, social worker Tamra O'Keefe Rigdon learned to appreciate humor wherever she finds it with her son, a wounded warrior from Afghanistan that no one thought would live past the first hours of his devastating injuries from an IED explosion.
The faculty and staff of the School of Social Work from held a retreat recently to talk about the upcoming reaccreditation visit at the beginning of November and to update one another about research and other projects they are working on.
The Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) and the Indiana University School of Social Work are proud to announce a graduate fellowship named for Joe Fahy, who in his career as a newspaper reporter in Indianapolis and Pittsburgh and planning director at CHIP, was a champion of society's voiceless and vulnerable.
Samantha Harrell, a Bachelor of Social Work student on the IUB campus, has been named the 2012 Outstanding BSW Student of the Year by the Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. The award is given to a student who exemplifies the values, ethics, goals and mission of the social work profession. Harrell also received a $1,000 scholarship.
Dean Emeritus of the Indiana University School of Social Work Sheldon Siegel had a lifelong passion for social justice, love for his family and compassion for older people whom he worked tirelessly to help improve their lives.
Indiana University School of Social Work Dean Michael Patchner told new PhD students there are two critical elements that can guarantee their success in the doctoral program: perseverance and persistence.
Dr. Patrick Sullivan of the Indiana University School of Social Work will attend a two day meeting in Denver in October to help develop advanced practice behaviors that address behavioral health disparities.
The 37th annual National Institute for Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas drew participants from 26 states and Canada to Nashville, Ind. for a four-day conference.
On a recent morning, the class in Room 2106 in the Education/Social Work Building looked like just another summer school course that day. Except it wasn't.
Dr. Irene Queiro-Tajalli, Professor and Interim Executive Director of Labor Studies, IU School of Social Work, was a member of a research delegation of social work faculty from several US universities that recently traveled to Cuba.
Graduates of the BSW and MSW Child Welfare Scholars program represent the next generation of leaders at the Indiana Department of Child Services, Indiana University School of Social Work Dean Michael Patchner told the students at a ceremony honoring their accomplishments.
One of the alluring aspects of a smart phone doesn't have anything to do will making calls. It is the App store, a place where whims, interests and needs can be satisfied with a click.
Kam Ming Chan, an MSW student at the Indiana University School of Social Work, has been named a 2012-2013 Indiana Albert Schweitzer Fellow. Chan is one of 14 graduate students from Indiana who will spend the next year learning to effectively address the social factors that impact health, developing lifelong leadership skills, and living famed physician-humanitarian Albert Schweitzer's message of service.
Stephan Viehweg, a lecturer at the Indiana University School of Social Work where he oversees the Catie B. Project for Family Centered Care, has been named interim director of the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Center for Translating Research into Practice (Trip).
Commitment. Dedication to improving the lives of others. Perseverance. Three traits that can well serve a student seeking to become a social worker so they can they bring hope and change to peoples' lives.
Dr. Patrick Sullivan of the Indiana University School of Social Work has been selected to serve as a member of CSWE-NADD Social Work and Integrated Behavioral Health Curriculum Project curriculum development team for the Integrated Health Policy and Services Course.
For the Bachelor of Social Work Students from the Indiana University School of Social Work, the Introduction to Case Management class provided much more than three academic credits. It allowed them to see the look on a client’s face when a problem they had faced had been resolved.
Bachelor and Master of Social Work students were honored on May 4th for receiving university-level recognition, scholarships, being Child Welfare Scholars and Kappa Gamma Phi Alpha inductees at the Indiana University School of Social Work Honors Convocation.Paragraph
Bachelor of Social Work Students from the Indiana University School of Social Work at IUPUI have received honors ranging from being recognized as one of the Top 100 students at IUPUI, receiving the William Plater Civic Engagement Medallions and being recognized as the Chancellor's Academic Scholar.
Dr. Lisa McGuire, Director of the Bachelor of Social Work Program at IUPUI, will attend Harvard University's Management Development Program, an initiative designed to prepare future leaders in social work education.
The School of Social Work faculty received awards for mentoring and multicultural teaching, while others were honored for their accomplishments. School of Social Work student Alida Jo Goffinski, received the Chancellor’s Scholar award at the 2012 Chancellor’ Academic Honors Convocation held April 19 on the IUPUI campus.
The School of Social Work faculty presented posters at the 2012 IUPUI Research Day that touched on the topics of teaching, health reform and assessing the needs of child welfare. The event was held April 13 at the IUPUI Campus Center.
Graduate students from the Indiana University School of Social Work's Leadership Concentration held a community forum on April 10th to address the impacts of incarceration on individuals and families, from birth to adulthood.
Lew Linde is the recipient of the 2012 School of Social Work Sprit of Philanthropy Award for his ongoing commitment to students and the School at the annual Spirit of Philanthropy Awards ceremony held April 10th on the IUPUI campus.
Five members of the School of Social Work faculty will be honored at the Chancellor’s Academic Honors Convocation on April 19 for awards for Excellence in Multicultural Teaching, the Alvin S. Bynum Mentor Award for Faculty, Trustee Teaching Awards and for a Prestigious External Award.
Hundreds of social work students attending the recent 13th annual Legislative Education and Advocacy Day at the Indiana State House were told by a top legislative leader that advocacy and voting are two ways to improve the lives of vulnerable populations.
During half-time of the Indiana University-Purdue University basketball game on March 4, Brittany Glaze, a junior in the Bachelor of Social Work Program at IUB, walked out onto the court with Kimmi, a good friend she met through Best Buddies for a special presentation.
Donna Pittman had a plan: the long-time clinical social worker would combine her interest in childhood obesity with a desire to earn a PhD at the Indiana University School of Social Work.
Looking out at the new BSW students attending a recent orientation session, Indiana University School of Social Work Dean Michael Patchner touched on one topic that hadn’t been addressed: what they needed to do to be successful.
Nearly 400 people, including Indiana University President Michael McRobbie and IUPUI Chancellor Charles Bantz, joined together to celebrate 100 years of work by the Indiana University School of Social Work at a celebration dinner.
On Monday Oct. 24th, the Indiana University School of Social Work will host a day-long celebration of its 100th anniversary.
TEAM BSW stepped up to the challenge of the third annual Regatta, IUPUI’s signature canoe race, on the Downtown Canal in Indianapolis.
Sameeh Khamis, the maestro of technology at the Indiana University School of Social Work, has received the 2011 Glenn W. Irwin, Jr. M.D. Experience Excellence Recognition Award at an employee’s recognition ceremony.
Looking out a bus window at the Croatian countryside rolling by, Indiana University School of Social Work MSW student Kristina Brenneman was surprised by how much the scenery reminded her of Indiana. But as they approached a small town of Petrinja, 35 miles southeast of Zagreb, the similarities end.
Indiana University Northwest regretfully announced Friday the passing of Associate Professor of Social Work Frank Caucci, Ph.D., of Chicago. Caucci passed away early Friday morning, August 19, after a long illness.
Written reflections by inmates at the Indianapolis Re-Entry Educational Facility about an Inside-Out Prison Exchange Class showed a new perspective and understanding gained through the class, but their comments at a recent graduation ceremony revealed they were ready to take up a new life with an eye toward helping others.
A delegation from the People's Republic of China interested in learning about labor rights has met with Dr. Marquita Walker and Dr. Charles Davis of the Labor Studies Program during a national tour of the United States.
Dr. Lisa McGuire, an Associate Professor and the Interim Director of the Bachelor of Social Work Program at the Indiana University School of Social Work, has been appointed to the Council on Social Work Education Council on Practice Methods and Specialization.
Advocates serve a critical role for people with disabilities, Indiana University School of Social Work Dean Michael Patchner told those attending the 9th Annual Conference on Health, Disability and the Law held June 17th at the Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis.
For the second year in a row Indiana University School of Social Work students are in China as part of an international study abroad class.
What happens when a young person with intellectual disabilities responds in an unexpected way in school? Too often, advocates say, the unanticipated reaction leads to a situation where the police are called for assistance and the student ends up in the juvenile justice system.
Indiana University School of Social Work Dean Michael Patchner and James Payne, the director of the Indiana Department of Child Services, praised BSW and MSW graduates as true heroes for their decisions to help protect Indiana's children.
Joseph Harmon, the Librarian to the School of Social Work, is retiring. Harmon plans to work through May 26, followed by vacation in June.
Applause was in the air at the recent Master of Social Work student graduation ceremony at the Indiana University South Bend Campus, but Anne Drake and her dog Tabitha, well, stole the show. When Drake, who has vision problems, walked across the platform at the graduation ceremony, she and her faithful companion, Tabitha, received the loudest ovation of the evening.
Two Indiana University School of Social Work students are among the inaugural class of Indiana Albert Schweitzer Fellows.
The PhD program at Indiana University was years in the making before it was finally approved by the Indiana Commission on Higher Education. But up until the final minutes of the Commission's deliberations on the School's proposal, no one knew for sure if it would be approved or not. At the 15th Annual PhD Spring Symposium, Dr. Jerry Powers, the first Director of the School's PhD program, talks at length about the history of how the program came about.
After 32 years, Indiana University School of Social Work Professor Barry Cournoyer will turn in his grades this May and then see what next adventure awaits him. This one-time textile mill worker had never heard the term social work until he ended up on an Okinawa Air Force base during the Vietnam War.
Congratulations were the order of the day as the School of Social Work held its Honors Convocation Friday in the Lecture Hall on the IUPUI Campus.
Jennifer Dyarman Explains in a video interview how her plans changed after serving in Iraq.
What is 50 feet long, eight feet high, bold and to say the least eye-catching?
Mandy Christine Parrino, a Bachelor of Social Work Student, and Ankita Deka, a PhD student in Social Work, were among those honored at the IUPUI Chancellor’s Academic Convocation April 29. Both students received Chancellor’s Scholar Awards.
When the men at the minimum security prison near downtown Indianapolis expressed an interest in participating for the Race for the Cure event last month, they faced one major obstacle – there was no way they could leave the grounds of the Indianapolis Re-Entry Facility on Indianapolis’ near-eastside.
Spring Edition of the NETWORK Magazine is now available online.
The Indiana University School of Social Work and the Indiana Department of Child Services have created an extraordinary partnership with incalculable benefits in the life and death mission of protecting the state’s most vulnerable children, Gov. Mitch Daniels said at the IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy ceremony on Tuesday.
Three Bachelor of Social Work students have received the 2011 William Plater Civic Engagement Medallion Award.
As part of a two-step strategy, the Master of Social Work Student Association of the Indiana University School of Social Work, has created an information poster about mental illness, treatment available to college students and the key role friends can play in the recovery process.
Rebeca (Carmen) Rodriguez, a Bachelor of Social Work student at IUPUI, has received the Student Inspirational Woman as part of the 2011 Women’s History Leadership Awards.
Talk to Nick Reich about his basketball team at Indianapolis Metropolitan High School and their inspiring run to capture the Class A state championship and you can’t help but think he sounds like a social worker.
Professor Barry Cournoyer and Assistant Professor Khadija Khaja have been selected as the 2011 recipients of the School of Social Work Trustee Teaching Awards.
Indiana University School of Social Work faculty are being awarded two Curriculum Enhancement Grants, one involving the School of Social Work and the School of Law, while the other will be used to help develop an online Master of Social Work program.
Dr. Margaret Adamek, Director of the Indiana University School of Social Work, has been selected to receive a Fulbright Award to for a five-month teaching project in Ethiopia during this coming fall semester.
Dr. Carmen Luca Sugawara has been selected as the Outstanding IUPUI Woman Leader in the "newcomer" faculty category for the 2011 Women's History Leadership Awards.
Legislators praised hundreds of Social Work students at the 12th annual Legislative Education and Advocacy Day at the Indiana State House March 2nd for the work they are and will be doing to help others.
Special section in Indianapolis Star features information on Social Workers, Dean Patchner and the Indiana University School of Social Work.
Jaclyn Newton, a junior in the Indiana University School of Social Work, has been selected to participate in the Journey Fellowship Students Program.
The Indiana University School of Social Work held the first of its Field Fridays Series Jan. 28, featuring Robin Rossman, RN, MSN, APRn-Bc, CEAP of Indiana University Health on ‘Leading Through Conflict.” The training on how to approach conflict as an opportunity for improvement and gave participants a means for discovering new opportunities to practice the steps in the conflict resolution process.
The School of Social Work Alumni Association along with the School of Social Work MSW Student Association is hosting a lunch and learn event. Students will have opportunities to hear what contemporary social work practitioners are really doing in the community within their respective areas of practice. Experienced Social Workers, who work in the fields of health care, leadership, child welfare, schools and mental health and addictions will be discussing what they do and how they have learned to do it. Students can pick an area of interest, informally listen and engage in dialogue with community practitioners from these areas of practice. Please join us for an exciting look at practice possibilities and trends in current social work practice. Reservations are required. February 17th, 2011 11:45 – 1 pm Social Work Commons RSVP to Karen Jones by February 15 at email@example.com
Ten children and two adults experiencing their first Christmas in the United States were showered with clothes, toys and bicycles thanks to faculty and staff of the Indiana University School of Social Work at IUPUI.
In an age-old tradition, the Bachelor of Social Work Student Association at IUPUI brought out its most formidable weapon to help fellow students deal with stress – food. Pizza of course.
One by one, refugees from Africa, Burma, Nepal, Iraq and Cuba made their way to the clubhouse of a Westside apartment complex in Indianapolis and moved between piles of clothing donated for the new arrivals to America.
What kind of relationships are developed between people of different religious backgrounds will have a major impact on the world for years to come, Eboo Patel told a conference in Indianapolis on interfaith peace building.
Patti Lyons grew up in Ellettsville during the Great Depression and always figured she would spend her life in Indiana.
A trip to China last summer by School of Social Work students left them feeling humbled, inspired and with a better understanding of themselves.
Faced with the challenge of carrying out a culturally appropriate research project in a war-torn community, a faculty member of the Indiana University School of Social Work turned to Dean of the Department of Social Work at the University of Zagreb for assistance.
For more than 20 years Dr. Irene Queiro-Tajalli has utilized her insights and talents to advance the Bachelor of Social Work program at the Indiana University School of Social Work. In June of this year, she announced that she will focus all of her attention on the School’s Labor Studies Program.
Doubts about whether they are cut out for doctoral education are normal, students entering the Indiana University School of Social Work's PhD program were told at an orientation session this week.
Many incoming freshmen spend their first days at Indiana University Bloomington learning their way around campus, meeting new friends and trying to remember when the next assignment is due.
In May, a group of 10 individuals from Indiana University Northwest’s Division of Social Work traveled nearly 2,000 miles to bring aid and a glimmer of Hoosier hospitality to a rural and impoverished region of Guatemala.
Indiana University School of Social Work Dean Michael Patchner told members of the Commission on Childhood Poverty in Indiana they have 13 months to come up with recommendations on how to lower the state's childhood poverty rate.
A group of Indiana University School of Social Work Master of Social Work students in China for a service learning class report having an "amazing time," in China.
As the School of Social paused Monday to celebrate the academic achievements of its Bachelor of Social Work students, Dean Michael Patchner urged the students to take the knowledge, values and skills they have learned and "pass it on"
The lesson for the IUPUI Bachelor of Social Work students was as big as the smiles that spread across the faces of children as they received a new pair of socks and shoes as part of the NCAA 2010 Men's Final Four Festivities.
Margaret Gleason, a junior of Bachelor of Social Work Program at the Indiana University School of Social Work, was among the IUPUI Top 100 students to be honored last Friday.
How do you pick a major when you are interested in photography, but see social work as a possible career? If you are Leah Fithian, you choose both.