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March 2018

Social Work Student Day at the Legislature

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Please join your classmates and professors for advocacy, knowledge building, and solidarity with other social work students from around the state.
Registration is required. Register now! The first 120 students to register get in free.

  • Meet at the Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom in the Texas Union at 9:00am.
  • Agenda will include: panel of speakers, group activity, rally and speak-out at the Capitol steps, and meetings with legislative visits (students are responsible for scheduling their visits ahead of time!)
  • Wear burnt orange!
  • A training in preparation for this event will be held on Friday, March 2nd, 12pm – 1pm at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work.
  • Deadline to register is March 2nd by 12pm.

Please also consider nominating yourself for the Andrew Marks Award! Details will be included in your registration confirmation email

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Alumni Reunion

March 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Come join alumni, and current and former faculty and staff at Haymaker Austin, as we gather to reconnect, network, and play games at SWAN Austin’s 3rd Annual Alumni Reunion & Networking Event!

More information and RSVP here.

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April 2018

Creating your personal brand and networking – Job Search Series 5

April 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Jennifer Luna Jackson, Director of the DiNitto Center for Career Services, for a 6-part series of workshops on Mondays from in the DiNitto Center (Room 2.220)  These workshops will allow participants to talk with other job seekers about what is working and not working for you in your job search, the stresses associated with interviewing, the uncertainty in the economy, and any other job search-related concerns you have.  The opportunity to share your experiences, frustrations, challenges and opportunities is the greatest strength of this group.  This is an open and informal group. 

This session will explore how to enhance your career, seek a career change, or prepare yourself for a different area of social work practice. You will practice creating a personal branding statement through a series of exercises including a holistic job inventory.

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Faculty mtg

April 4 @ 12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
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F18 BSW Match Mtg

April 5 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Social work careers in children’s advocacy centers

April 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

With over 70 children’s advocacy centers throughout the state of Texas, and hundreds more throughout the country, there are numerous opportunities for new and experienced social workers to start an exciting career. CACs support and coordinate the multi-disciplinary teams that investigate child abuse cases, such as law enforcement, CPS, and prosecutors. In addition, CACs offer comprehensive victim advocacy and support as well as trauma-focused mental health treatment. Various positions exist within CACs, such as forensic interviewers, family advocates, mental health providers, prevention specialists, development specialist, and leadership opportunities.

Lindsey Jordan, LMSW, is a Program Administrator for Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas, Inc. (CACTX), where she oversees the curriculum for the CACTX Family Advocate Training Program and provides training and program support to local children’s advocacy centers (CACs) in the areas of family advocacy, mental health, medical evaluations, and volunteer programs. Lindsey has presented at state and national conferences and has contributed training curricula and other written materials for various agencies such as the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, SAFE Alliance, and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Victim Services Division. Prior to joining CACTX, she worked as a school-based social worker, providing crisis counseling and other social services to children in grades K-12 and their families. Lindsey has also worked as a Child Protective Services (CPS) caseworker and has interned with the Victim Services Division of the Austin Police Department. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Government and a Master’s degree in Social Work, both from the University of Texas at Austin.

Register for the event on Steeryourcareer here

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Gerontology Resources Symposium

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This full-day symposium includes two half-day workshops: “Challenges and Opportunities in Health Policy and Aging” by Robyn Golden, MA, LCSW and “Ethics in Health Policy: Ethical Policy Processes and Using Technology with Older Adults” by Allan E. Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD.

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Sp19 International Field Fair

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Touchdows & testimonies: The role of spirituality in sports (panel)

April 11 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

In recent years, sports has extended beyond the playing field and into the center of several social issues, from social justice to spirituality. In the context of sports, spirituality comes in many different forms whether it is the Christian athlete who uses football as a platform to project his faith or an equestrian athlete who explains how believing in something higher helped to overcome injury. We oftentimes see representations of faith tattooed on the bodies of male and female athletes or we hear the winners profess “this would not have been possible without God.” Nonetheless, how we view spirituality in sports is as unpredictable as the games themselves because of how we view athletes who use the court as a pulpit when spectators just wants to be entertained. This  panel  will explore the intersection between sports and spirituality.

Co-sponsored by the Sports and Social Work Network. RSVP here.


  • Allan Cole, senior associate for academic affairs and director of undergraduate programs, Steve Hicks School of Social Work
  • Kevin Washington, director of player development, Texas Football
  • Josh Sawyer, Texas Baseball
  • Ed Newton, lead pastor, Community Bible Church (San Antonio)
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What Happens Post-LMSW: The Ins and Outs of Supervision and Licensure

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Want your LCSW but don’t know where to start? Tammy Linseisen, Steve Hicks School of Social Work professor, is here to detail the ins and outs of supervision and licensure. Trust us, you don’t want to miss this informative presentation!

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