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Event Updates (in progress)

March 2020

March 18, 2020 -  Licensure Prep Workshop for BSW & MSW Students at KU Edwards Campus  - moved to webinar format (Follow the zoom meeting link below to log into the meeting)     
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Join Zoom Meeting - https://kansas.zoom.us/j/438586550
Meeting ID: 438 586 550
Find your local number: https://kansas.zoom.us/u/aG9JYZohd

The workshop will also be recorded and available to view by Wednesday, April 1 on our website. The virtual workshop [via Zoom] is designed for current BSW and MSW students who are preparing for the social work licensure exam. Participants will review the importance of social work licensure and the requirements in Kansas and Missouri, then discuss strategies for test preparation by reviewing study tools available through various sources, including practice exam questions. By the end of the sessions, participants will have a plan for future study that will include content, study guides, motivational factors and other supports needed to go in into the exam best prepared for success.

March 20, 2020 - PhD Program Committee - moved to zoom format
1:00 p.m.

March 20, 2020 - VA Topeka Campus CEU training hosted by the VA - canceled by host and will be rescheduled

March 20, 2020 - Integrated Health Scholars Training (Western Kansas and Edwards Campus) - canceled by host and will be rescheduled

March 21, 2020 - Licensure Prep Workshop for BSW & MSW Students at Fort Hays Campus - moved to webinar format (Follow the zoom meeting link below to log into the meeting)
10:00 a.m. to noon
Join Zoom Meeting - https://kansas.zoom.us/j/522347224
Meeting ID: 522 347 224
Find your local number: https://kansas.zoom.us/u/aG9JYZohd

The workshop will also be recorded and available to view by Wednesday, April 1 on our website. The virtual workshop [via Zoom] is designed for current BSW and MSW students who are preparing for the social work licensure exam. Participants will review the importance of social work licensure and the requirements in Kansas and Missouri, then discuss strategies for test preparation by reviewing study tools available through various sources, including practice exam questions. By the end of the sessions, participants will have a plan for future study that will include content, study guides, motivational factors and other supports needed to go in into the exam best prepared for success.

March 24, 2020 - Strengths Model Case Management Refresher Workshop - canceled

March 27, 2020 - DEI Scholar Presentation - moved to pre-recorded, virtual format, link will be made available on the DEI Scholar web page
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Presenter: Sam Mitri, Spring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholar
Topic: Food Gardens

March 28, 2020 - Licensure Prep Workshop for BSW & MSW Students at KU Lawrence Campus - moved to webinar format (Follow the zoom meeting link below to log into the meeting)
10:00 a.m. to noon
Join Zoom Meeting - https://kansas.zoom.us/j/840344726
Meeting ID: 840 344 726
Find your local number: https://kansas.zoom.us/u/aG9JYZohd

The workshop will also be recorded and available to view by Wednesday, April 1 on our website. The virtual workshop [via Zoom] is designed for current BSW and MSW students who are preparing for the social work licensure exam. Participants will review the importance of social work licensure and the requirements in Kansas and Missouri, then discuss strategies for test preparation by reviewing study tools available through various sources, including practice exam questions. By the end of the sessions, participants will have a plan for future study that will include content, study guides, motivational factors and other supports needed to go in into the exam best prepared for success.

April 2020

Field Education Zoom Office Hours via Zoom every Tuesday and Friday from Noon to 1:00 p.m. ays adn Fridays -  https://kansas.zoom.us/j/316379310

April 1, 2020 - Pathways event - APA Bootcamp with Dr. Deborah Adams - moved to zoom format from in-person session on the Edwards Campus
10:45am via Zoom - https://kansas.zoom.us/j/692986408
Register and RSVP at https://socwel.ku.edu/pathways
Are you planning to enter the social work curriculum in the fall semester?  Do you feel like you could use an APA refresher before going in to your senior year of the BSW program or moving on to graduate school or your social work career?  Join us via Zoom for an online workshop on APA writing style.

April 1, 2020 - Pathways event - APA Bootcamp with Dr. Juliana Carlson - moved to zoom format from in-person session on the Lawrence Campus
10:45am via Zoom - https://kansas.zoom.us/j/171434671
Register and RSVP at https://socwel.ku.edu/pathways
Are you planning to enter the social work curriculum in the fall semester?  Do you feel like you could use an APA refresher before going in to your senior year of the BSW program or moving on to graduate school or your social work career?  Join us via Zoom for an online workshop on APA writing style.

April 2, 2020 - BSW Program Director meeting with BSW students at the Edwards Campus via zoom
1:00 to 3:00 p.m. 

April 3, 2020 - PhD Student Brown Bag - Lawrence Campus - canceled

April 3, 2020 - April Research Conversation - canceled

April 3, 2020 - SWD Community Open House - Lawrence Campus - canceled

April 3, 2020 - KCSWE - KU Lawrence Campus - moved to Zoom meeting
10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. via Zoom - https://kansas.zoom.us/j/876693032

April 8, 2020 - Pathways event - A Day in the Life - Edwards Campus - moved to Zoom virtual format
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. register at here for more info. 

April 10, 2020 - BSW Program Committee Meeting - moved to zoom format

April 17, 2020 - Social Work Day - moved to pre-recorded, virtual format, CEUs will still be offered for those who register through the paid registration link 
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

April 21, 2020 - DEI Fellow Presentation - moved to pre-recorded, virtual format, link will be made available on the DEI Scholar web page
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Presenter: Mohana Chakrabarti, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fellow Presentation
Topic: Environmental racism/justice

April 27, 2020 - BSW Program Committee Meeting - moved to zoom format

May 2020

May 1, 2020 - CCEC Workshop - Edwards Campus - in-person canceled, virtual format TBD

May 1, 2020 - DEI End of the Year Celebration - Lawrence, KS - in-person event canceled will host social media campaign to celebrate DEI iniatives throughout the month of May

May 1, 2020 - CCEC Workshop - Edwards Campus - in-person canceled, virtual format TBD

May 8, 2020 - School of Social Welfare Employee End of the Year Gathering - Arterra, Lawrence, KS - canceled

May 9, 2020 - CPR Training - Edwards Campus

School Graduation Recognition Updates
Each spring, the School of Social Welfare hosts annual graduation ceremonies to recognize all of our undergraduate, master’s and PhD students who are graduating during the current academic year (summer, fall, and spring semesters). Due to concerns surrounding COVID 19, we have made the extremely tough decision to cancel our in-person ceremonies this year. We understand the flood of emotions that this brings during these uncertain times, we feel it too. However, we feel strongly that this is the right decision during this time to ensure the health and safety of our Jayhawk family. 

Students who meet graduation requirements will still have their degrees certified, and even though we are not able to hold the recognition ceremonies as planned, we still want to celebrate this monumental accomplishment virtually. We are putting together a yearbook style video, and we hope you will help contribute by sending us photos, celebratory videos, written or video comments about what school has meant to you, what you are planning to do for the future, etc. If you have something to contribute, please fill out this survey by May 1.

Note: KU Commencement has been postponed until fall 2020. You will receive further details from the University as available. See the chancellor’s message here

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

May 11, 2020 - Western Kansas MSW Graduation Celebration - Hays, KS - canceled see update above

May 15, 2020 - BSW Graduate Recognition Ceremony - Lied Center, Lawrence, KS - canceled see update above

May 15, 2020 - MSW Hooding and PhD Graduate Recognition Ceremony - Lied Center, Lawrence KS - canceled see update above

May 2020

May 18, 2020 - Advanced Standing MSW Orientation - Lawrence Campus, Edwards Campus and Partnership sites - virtual
Watch videos and find important info about field education, advising and plans for the start of school here

June 2020

June 15 - Traditional MSW Orientation for Lawrence Campus, Edwards Campus and Partnership sites - virtual
Watch videos and find important info about field education, advising and plans for the start of school here
 

Fall and Spring Semesters


Fall Semester Schedule - first day of the semester starts August 24 and classes end Nov. 24.  Spring Semester schedule starts Feb. 1 and classes end May 6, no spring break

Archived Messages

Message sent to Instructors sent March 9, 2020: Dean's Message: Coronavirus and Supporting Student Learning (PDF)

Message sent to Students sent March 9, 2020: Dean's Message: Coronavirus and Supporting Student Learning (PDF)

Message sent to Field Instructors and Liaisons sent March 9, 2020: Dean's Message: Coronavirus and Supporting Student Learning (PDF)

Message sent to Faculty, Staff and Students March 12, 2020: Class Schedule Clarification (PDF)

Message sent to Faculty and Instructors March 12, 2020: Online Instruction (PDF)

Message sent to Students, Field Instructors, and Preceptors in field placements on March 13, 2020: KU COVID-19 Response and Field Education (PDF) & Attachment to this email Field Education Continuity Plan 19-20 (PDF)

Message sent to Faculty and Instructors on March 19, 2020: Message for Faculty and Instructors (PDF)

Message sent to School employees on March 26, 2020: Statement of Support for Community Members of Asian Descent (PDF)


Social Welfare Events