No extra convocation tickets

Unfortunately there are no extra convocation tickets available from the School. Please remember that the afternoon commencement ceremony does not require tickets. All May and July graduates will be listed in the commencement program.

Monday, May 7th - SGA Meeting (Free Food)

Student Government Association (SGA) meeting is Monday, May 7th @ 5 pm in room 2w11. Don't miss the last meeting of the semester. Come as we close out the 2017-18 academic year. Each SSW Student group will share information about their accomplishments and any 2018-19 leadership opportunities. Guest: Academic Affairs Associate Dean Megan Meyer & SSW Academic Advisor Nakiya Schurman All students are welcome. Food will be served. See you there!

SSW's Miesha Williams Earns Scholarship and Grants

SSW Web Developer Miesha Williams has earned a Grow with Google Developer Scholarship to the Front-End Web Developer Nanodegree program. Only 10% from the 15,000 who apply are accepted into the program. According to Google, "her progress in the course and dedication in the community really stood out. In the program Williams will build off her earlier coursework, receive support from a personal mentor in the classroom, submit projects for official review and feedback, and earn a Udacity Nanodegree credential upon successful completion of all of her projects." Williams has also earned a Google Travel Grant to attend the State of The Black Tech Ecosystem event in Chicago this June. The Anita B

Homelessness: The Dialectic of Phenomenology and Policy

On Wednesday May 2nd at 6:00PM, individuals who have experienced homelessness will be joining the Housing, Homelessness, and Social Policy course to discuss the phenomenology of homelessness, the social policies that reproduce homelessness, and advocacy to make homelessness rare and brief. We will be meeting in the SSW auditorium.

Check Out the Latest TA Telegram

The TA Telegram is a weekly e-newsletter that provides information about new announcements, grants, webinars, resources, and jobs relevant to children’s behavioral health. The Network is headquartered at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. conta.cc/2HwgazX

4 Baltimore libraries providing help to navigate social services

Libraries across the country are taking on more than literacy. As the makeup of the people they serve changes, they're seeing a need to provide social services. West Baltimore resident Kendra Owens goes to the Pennsylvania Avenue branch every day for more than just books. She turned to the School of Social Work's social worker in the library program for help. View the story here.

Did you have a SWCOS field placement? Graduating in May? Get your cords!

Social Work Community Outreach Services (SWCOS) will be distributing graduation cords to students who have participated in SWCOS field placements during their foundation or advanced year. Students MUST be graduating in the upcoming 2018 Spring Commencement. Please email SWCOS at SWCOS@ssw.umaryland.edu with your name, where your SWCOS field placement was and what year you participated in SWCOS. Example: Jane Doe Family Connections Foundation Year 2016-2017

AARP MD, James McHenry Big Dig with AARP Foundation and Real School Gardens Baltimore

Creating safe space for children to learn, thrive and play during school day that will be available for the use of all generations during off school hours. There will be various projects where volunteers will be needed, a lot of these projects include some type or form of gardening from 8:30-3pm. Date *Thursday, May 10, 2018 Time * 8:30:00 AM Location * James McHenry School, 31 S. Schroeder St. https://aarp.cvent.com/events/aarp-md-james-mchenry-big-dig-with-aarp-foundation-and-real-school-gardens-baltimore-md-5-10-18/registration-303a27e4f4014682837bede612ea9690.aspx

Volunteer Opportunity: Third Annual UMB Spring Community Fair

The University of Maryland, Baltimore’s Council for Arts and Culture is in need of volunteers to staff the 3rd annual Spring Community Fair in partnership with the Office of Maryland’s First Lady, Yumi Hogan, who is also the Arts Council’s honorary chair. The fair will be held on Saturday May 5th from 11am to 2pm on the field next to the UMB Community Engagement Center located at 870 W. Baltimore St. Volunteers are needed for setup of the event, serving refreshments, staffing children’s activities, and breakdown after the event. Volunteer Needs • First Shift: 9am-llam setup - setting up tables & chairs/ directing vendors to assigned areas/ setting up children's activities/ etc. • Seco

Complimentary signed copies of “One of Us: Sex, Violence, Injustice. Resilience, Love, Hope” for the

UMB Event for Sexual Assault Awareness Month! Happening Monday, April 30, in room 2E14, 12:15-1:30pm. Complimentary signed copy for the first 30 individuals who register! Free food! RSVP: bit.ly/UMBOneOfUs With this autobiographical narrative of the military judicial system experience as a civilian victim of sexual assault, Sandi Giver has vividly brought to light the challenges of seeking legal justice when all odds are against the victim. Giver takes the reader from the night of the assault in Uganda as a Peace Corps Volunteer to a Norfolk, Virginia, courtroom recounting intimate details to help protect others from a sexual predator. At a time where Peace Corps was under scrutiny for

Share your words of advice for incoming students TODAY

Looking back on your field experience, is there something you wish you knew prior to beginning your field placement? Now is the time to pass on your insights, strategies, reflections, and support for incoming students. The Office of Field Education is working on our fall orientation for new students and we invite you to stop by the auditorium anytime between 12 pm and 2 pm TODAY (April 30) to tape a brief message which we plan to share with incoming students. Thank you for your willingness to spend a few minutes to share your wisdom. If you have any questions, contact Gisele Ferretto, LCSW-C at gferretto@ssw.umaryland.edu.

Call for Students - Photoshoot at the SSW

If you are interested in participating in a photo shoot at the School of Social Work on Monday, April 30th and have some availability (approx. 30 minutes time) from 10:30 to 3 or some availability on Tuesday, May 8th from 10 to 3, please contact Sandra Little in the SSW Office of Communications at Sandra.little@ssw.umaryland.edu.

Share your words of advice on Monday April 30

Looking back on your field experience, is there something you wish you knew prior to beginning your field placement? Now is the time to pass on your insights, strategies, reflections, and support for incoming students. The Office of Field Education is working on our fall orientation for new students and we invite you to stop by the auditorium anytime between 12 pm and 2 pm on Monday April 30th to tape a brief message which we plan to share with incoming students. Thank you for your willingness to spend a few minutes to share your wisdom. If you have any questions, contact Gisele Ferretto, LCSW-C at gferretto@ssw.umaryland.edu.

Dr. Reisch publishes lead article in special issue of Critical and Radical Social Work on the Impact

Dr. Michael Reisch, Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice, published the lead article in a special issue of the British Journal, Critical and Radical Social Work entitled "The Year 1968: 50 Years of the Social Movements." Dr. Reisch's article, "1968; The Turning Point When U.S. Social Work Failed to Turn," discusses the impact of the events of that important year on social work practice and social work education. Anyone interested in receiving a copy should contact Dr. Reisch.

Black History 365 - Thank YOU! - Recorded Link

The Organization of African American Student In Social Work (OASIS) would like to extend our deepest gratitude for everyone who was able to come out and celebrate the “Black History 365: Social Work Trailblazers” event on Monday, April 23, 2018. We were honored to have such a large turn out and receive humbling feedback from fellow students, staff, faculty, administration and honorees. This was the first event where we decided to highlight our faculty of African descent to include Professors, Deans and Program Directors. We hope and are in anticipation that this will be the first of many student-led and school initiated events. Should you like to relive the experience, you can view it at the

Last Motivational Interviewing Learning Community Meeting of the Semester - Mon. April 30

Interested in learning more about Motivational Interviewing? Join us for our last meeting this semester to learn more about MI and talk about upcoming MI learning opportunities. In short, motivational interviewing is a goal-oriented, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping people to explore and resolve ambivalence, and help elicit their intrinsic motivation for change. The style and skills of MI are helpful across a variety of social work speciality fields as well as a host of other disciplines! All are welcome: this group is open to people with experience already, as well as those new to MI! We will meet in Room 2E14 on Monday, April 30 from 12:30-1:3

Course Evaluations Open: Win a Gift Card!

Students: The window to complete Spring 2018 course evaluations, field evaluations, Foundation Survey, and Advanced student survey are open and will remain open until 5/21. You will receive an email with a link to the evaluation in your UMaryland email account. We are offering an incentive of gift cards this semester to maximize response rates. For every evaluation you complete you will receive an entry into the lottery for a gift card. You can learn more about the electronic course evaluations and access completed evaluations from prior semesters at: http://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/evaluations/.

Final week to pick up your convocation tickets

If you have not already done so, please pick up your convocation tickets this week. You will need to email stuservices@ssw.maryland.edu to arrange a time to pick up during business hours. Don't forgot to fill out the mandatory survey prior to picking up your tickets: umaryland.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bQ17J6W6S3aUBp3

End of Year Celebration - Monday, April 30th Free Food!

All students are welcome! Come join us at the Student Atrium on Monday, April 30th @ 12:00pm -1:45pm as we celebrate the end of the 2017-18 academic year. There will be food, free graduation cap decorating, games, and pictures. We hope you will join the festivities and celebrate our graduating peers. End of Year Celebration sponsored by SGA

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