Category: Social Work

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences student senators believe changes in the student government structure will give better representation to CAS students next fall.
Cody Osborne
Landon Montgomery
Haley Schlecht
Students were elected by direct vote from students enrolled in each college on candidates who were also enrolled in their respective colleges. This year’s CAS representatives are sophomore Cody […]

Students, faculty participate in first Black Lives Matter conference

Students, faculty participate in first Black Lives Matter conference

SIUE students, faculty and local community members convened at the Morris University Center on Jan. 20 to discuss polarizing and controversial topics for SIUE’s first Black Lives Matter Conference.
Senior psychology major Melvina Chaney speaks on the student panel during the Black Lives matter conference Jan. 20 at the Morris University Center. (Photo by Joseph Lacdan)
The […]

SIUE Mass Communications professor honored at MLK Luncheon

SIUE Mass Communications professor honored at MLK Luncheon

SIUE’s Martin Luther King Luncheon on Jan. 20 served as a reminder that certain aspects of his life must not be forgotten.
Dr. Musonda Kapatamoyo, Mass Communications professor, receives the Martin Luther King Jr. Faculty Humanitarian Award on Jan. 20. (Photo by Joseph Lacdan)
Dr. King’s activism, and his call to Americans of any race to act […]

SIUE students join community to create opportunity for area homeless

SIUE students join community to create opportunity for area homeless

SIUE students joined the Madison County Partnership to End Homelessness to host Project Homeless Connect at St. John Evangelical United Church of Christ in Collinsville on January 28, 2015.
SIUE students and faculty helped host Project Homeless Connect at the St. John Evangelical United Church of Christ in Collinsville. (Photo courtesy of Jayme Swanke)
The annual event […]

Students learn disaster preparation, management and response in new course

Students learn disaster preparation, management and response in new course

As extreme weather becomes more common, populations must be able to prepare for hazards caused by the weather or other natural disasters.
Students from the Social Work Department's Disaster Preparedness class discuss a topic in Peck Hall on Feb. 12. (Photo by Joe Lacdan)
Social Work professor Jayme Swanke created a disaster preparedness course so that students […]

STELLAR STUDENT: Jasmeen Wellere

STELLAR STUDENT: Jasmeen Wellere

Near her three-bedroom apartment on Chicago’s South Side, SIUE Jasmeen Wellere has heard the sounds of people fighting or dealing drugs. Other times she has heard gunshots.
SIUE junior Jasmeen Wellere, a social work major, hopes to become a family law attorney after graduation. The Chicago native was awarded the College of Arts and Sciences' Stellar […]

STELLAR Student profile: Paula Tarbell

STELLAR Student profile: Paula Tarbell

Paula Tarbell believes in the value of social workers to promote social justice and empowering people to solve their problems.
Senior social work major Paula Tarbell
“One of the things I love about social work is that it comes from a strengths perspective [where] people are viewed within their entire environment, not just as a diagnoses/situation,” Tarbell […]

STELLAR Student profile: Monica Shallow

STELLAR Student profile: Monica Shallow

Empowering people and giving a voice to the marginalized and oppressed are the main reasons why senior Monica Shallow chose to pursue a career in social work. However, Shallow did not really learn about the social work profession until adulthood.
Senior social work major Monica Shallow.
“My co-workers would come into my office and ask me for […]

Social Work professors present research at national conference

Social Work professors present research at national conference

Three social work professors presented a study that outlined how simulated client-based instruction methods can complement a practice curriculum.  They presented findings about how experience in the simulated learning labs shapes students’ perceived level of comfort across social work practice.
Department of Social Work´s students in one of the labs used for stimulated clients instruction.
Social work […]

Schreiber attends social work conference, publishes article on virtue ethics

Schreiber attends social work conference, publishes article on virtue ethics

In 2010, Calvin College hosted a conference on the role of virtue ethics in social work. The ideas which began there have been developed, and this fall, the “Journal of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work” published a special in which SIUE professor of social work Jill Schreiber co-authored one of the […]

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