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April 2017

Social justice issues in the Texas Legislature

April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Student Social Justice Action Committee presents:

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly:
A Conversation Cafe about social justice issues in the Texas Legislature
  • 5:30 – 6:00 pm: Free Pizza
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Conversation Cafe Round 1
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Conversation Cafe Round 2

School of Social Work, room TBD

Join Student Social Justice Action Committee to connect and converse with fellow students.  We will take a deeper dive into some of the social justice issues the Texas Legislature is tackling this session: immigration/sanctuary cities, LGBTQIA rights, women’s health, religious freedom, and mental health parity.  With the Conversation Cafe structure, we’ll talk about social work’s responsibility in approaching these issues, drawing on the wisdom of those in attendance.  No previous experience with Conversation Cafe is necessary, and all viewpoints are welcome.

Learn more and RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/192438021259221/

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DCCS Forum Series: Careers in alternative therapies

April 20 @ 2:00 am - 5:00 pm

This semester the DiNitto Center for Career Services is holding career forums focused on different areas of social work careers. All students are invited to attend and they may come to one or all of the sessions in each forum. Each forum will consist of three one-hour presenters with a common theme.

Back after popular demand!  With a growing number of alternative therapies in social work today this forum will focus on a few alternative therapies such as yoga, poetry and music. Yoga has grown in popularity and has been used in conjunction with mindfulness and meditation interventions.  Music and poetry as alternative therapies have increased in usage and can be used in a variety of settings and cases. Come and hear the way these alternative therapies are present in a variety of positions fields and organizations.

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Marriage enrichment for military and veteran couples

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The School of Social Work is pleased to host the full-day workshop:

Marriage & Relationship Enrichment for military and veteran couples

This workshop will be led by a veteran couple in a safe, friendly environment. It will help to develop stronger bonds with “couple links,” respectfully cultivate trust and heal trust woulds, learn how to know and fulfill your partner’s needs, develop resilience for changes and crisis, and enrich romance and vitality.

Register online or call 682-730-1818

Presented by Marriage Management and supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance.

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Spring Career Fair 2017

April 24 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Please join us for the Spring Career Fair for 2017. Last year over 30 organizations came to present career opportunities for our Social Work students and alumni. This year we are hoping for an even larger group. This is a great opportunity to find out about job openings and network, do not miss it! We have reserved space for on-the-spot interviews at request. We encourage students to come dressed professionally with an updated copy of their resume.

Spring Career Fair 2017

Monday, April 24th from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Student Activity Center Ballroom


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Contact the DiNitto Center for Career Services for more info:



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Maternal Mental Health Conference

April 27 - April 29

This inaugural conference will offer a multi-disciplinary learning opportunity for professionals who provide services to women and their families during pregnancy and after childbirth. The conference seeks to enhance learning and communications among mental health and community-based providers, birthing professionals, nurses and physicians. This event will include learning and self-care opportunities for parents and interested community members.

Full information here.

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May 2017

APP Capstone Symposium

May 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us to support students in the Administration and Policy Practice (APP) concentration as they do Pecha Kucha style presentations of evidence-based macro practice projects completed for the APP Capstone course. Reception to follow in the School of Social Work foyer.

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Poster session: Doctoral student projects

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

First-year doctoral students will be presenting the projects they developed for their Research and Data Analysis classes. Co-hosted by professors Kirk von Sternberg, Catherine Cubbin, Yuri Jang, and Yessenia Castro.

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Ethics & Career Management

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

“Follow Your Bliss: Using a Holistic and Ethical Approach to Social Work Career Management” by Jennifer Luna Jackson. Register here.

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Graduation BBQ

May 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Commencement celebrations will start Friday, May 19, with a barbecue on the front lawn of the School of Social Work. Degree candidates, their guests, faculty, staff, and friends of the school are invited to come. The barbecue is co-hosted by the school and the Social Work Alumni Network (SWAN).

RSVP and buy your tickets here

Graduates and children under 12: Free
Regular Tickets: $15
Faculty/Staff: $10

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May 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for the School of Social Work commencement ceremony at Bass Concert Hall. Speakers are Anthony Orion Nunez (BSW ’17) and Maya Angelica Williams (MSSW ’17), chosen by their peers.

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