June 21, 2010

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Monday, June 21
Tuesday, June 22
Wednesday, June 23
Thursday, June 24
Friday, June 25
Saturday, June 26
Sunday, June 27
Ongoing Meetings/Events
After June 27
Announcements, Notices, and Awards
Lost and Found

MONDAY - June 21

The Color of Fear: The Paradox of Race and Oppression in the New Millenium - Anti-Racism Symposium
Monday, June 21, 7:30pm, Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Arts
Gary Bailey, M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

This summer's Anti-Racism Symposium will be part of our Summer Lecture Series. The symposium is required for entering M.S.W. students, and is open to all other students and to the public. This year's symposium will be a lecture entitled "The Color of Fear: The Paradox of Race and Oppression in the New Millennium," given by Gary Bailey, M.S.W., A.C.S.W. Professor Bailey will address racism and other forms of oppression in relation to sociopolitical and economic factors and historical themes in order to stimulate critical thinking about racism/oppression in its broader context and to provide a framework for confronting racism/oppression more resourcefully on personal and professional levels. For entering students there will be a follow-up discussion in Practice 101 classes. (Read full description.)

Jewish Students' Alliance

Monday, June 21, 12:40-1:30pm, Cutter Living Room
See full description here.

Student Org Meetings - NEW
Monday, June 21, 12:45pm, Ziskind Living Room
General Student Org meetings are open to everyone - we especially look forward to seeing 1st summer students! In addition to executive committee members, who are expected to attend Monday and Wednesday meetings, all representatives from student groups are expected to attend Wednesday evenings.

The following people are expected to attend both Monday & Wednesday meetings:

Co-presidents Michelle Beaulieu & Amy Bauman
Co-vice presidents Elizabeth Reinecke & Linda Pham
Co-treasurers Kara Rule & Nicole Vengrove
Curriculum committee co-chairs - 3rd summer Andria Lavine & Jessie Weisstein
Curriculum committee co-chairs - 2nd summer Megan Czaja & Amanda Slatus
Co-field reps - 3rd summer Paul Sireci & Jesse Ehrensaft-Hawley
Field rep - 2nd summer Heather Wollin
Co-class reps - 3rd summer Michelle Waddell & Ali Armstrong
Co-class reps - 2nd summer Lisa Brookins & Jessica Markowitz
Campus Life Reps Andria Levine & Adele Liechty
Historian Erika Hajati

1st Summer Students - Library Social Policy Sessions Run Through June 24 - NEW

Monday, June 21, or Thursday, June 24, 4:00pm, Neilson Electronic Classroom
There are some spaces available in the library sessions for SSW 160/161, Introduction to Social Welfare Policy.

Note: the Wednesday afternoon group is full, but there's still time to sign up for either Monday 6/21 or Thursday 6/24. Both sessions start at 4:00pm.

All students enrolled in SSW 160 must attend a research session. Librarians introduce you to the library resources needed to complete your assignments for the course, including online databases and web resources. This is a hands-on, practical program which does not repeat the basic introductory information covered during orientation.

Look for sign-up sheets posted in Neilson Library near the Reference Desk.

TUESDAY - June 22

Meditation Group - NEW

Tuesday, June 22, 7:30am, Talbot
Meditate with us! The Meditation Group gathers 3 times a week to support one another in the practice of being present through breath. Anyone is welcome, regardless of previous experience. We are always happy to offer guidance. And don't hesitate to join even if we've already begun.

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 7:30am, Talbot
Fridays, 12:00pm (noon), Talbot

Lunch with Gary Bailey - NEW

Tuesday, June 22, 12:30-1:30pm, Cutter Head Resident Suite
Gary Bailey has graciously extended his stay at Smith SSW to share his experience and insights about the development of the social work profession in Uganda. This discussion may be of interest to those who would like more information about the factors surrounding anti-homosexuality legislation that has been proposed in Uganda or to those who would like to discuss international social work more broadly.

Job Search & Networking Techniques for Social Workers - NEW

Tuesday, June 22, 12:30-1:30pm, Ziskind Living Room
An overview of specific resources and techniques for the social work job search presented by the Career Development Office. All are welcome; feel free to bring your lunch.

Library Information Sessions for 2nd Summer Students

Tuesday, June 22, Neilson Library Classroom (1st Floor) - see times below
Worried about conducting the literature review for your thesis? Sign up for one of the required thesis research sessions offered by the Libraries. Sign up sheets are located in Neilson Library, behind the reference desk.

Information Session Dates and Times
Tuesday June 22 4:00-5:30pm
7:00-8:30pm

 

Questions? Contact David Podboy, x2913

Anti-Racism Task Force

Tuesday, June 22, 5:35-6:50pm, Ziskind Head Resident Suite
The Anti-Racism Task Force provides a space for students, faculty and staff to discuss issues around race and anti-racism in terms that are structural to the school. Areas of discussion might include (but are not limited to) the curriculum, access, programming, and student activities. This group is open to all students, faculty and staff. Come and have your voice heard on this important topic!

Read more about the Task Force here.

Faculty liaisons: Fred Newdom and Susan Donner.

LGBTQQIF Alliance Meetings - Summer 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 5:45-7:00pm, Ziskind Living Room - Alliance General Meeting

Pedagogy and Diversity Workshops with Mary Hall & Susan Donner

Tuesday, June 22, 7:00 - 9:00pm, Seelye 101

WEDNESDAY - June 23

Meditation Group - NEW

Wednesday, June 23, 7:30am, Talbot

LGBTQQIF Alliance Meetings - Summer 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 11:45am -1:30pm, Ziskind HR Suite - Task Force Meeting

Social Welfare Action Alliance (SWAA)

Wednesday, June 23, 12:30-1:30pm, Cutter Beau Parlor
The Social Welfare Action Alliance invites you to attend our weekly meetings and share your passion for change and social justice. Help us to connect the Smith bubble with the Northampton community and beyond. The Alliance is a national organization of hundreds of progressive social workers committed to reducing the gap between theory and practice.

Grammar, Punctuation and Mechanics Review

Wednesdays, June 23 and 30, and Thursday, July 8, 12:30-1:30pm, Seelye 307
This 3-session workshop will review common errors and stylistic dilemmas encountered by graduate-level writers through discussion and exercises. Participants should try to attend all 3 sessions.

Please pre-register by adding your name to the sign-up sheets posted in the foyer outside Seelye 307.

Feel free to bring your lunch!

RefWorks Workshops

Wednesday, June 23, 1:45pm-3:00pm, Neilson Library Electronic Classroom
RefWorks is a program to store and manage your references and create APA-formatted reference lists. Learn how RefWorks can help you manage your research by attending one of our workshops.

See more dates here.

Council for Students of Color Meeting - NEW

Wednesday, June 23, 5:45pm- 6:45pm, Ziskind Living Room
The Council for Students of Color would like to invite all self-identified students of color to join us at our weekly meetings. Hope to see you there!

Unlearning Racism Group - NEW

Wednesday, June 23, 5:50pm, Ziskind Beau Parlor
Join us on Wednesday evenings to support one another in chipping away at the racism that we have learned. This is a space in which whiteness is felt, embodied, and explored through personal experience. The door will close as the meeting begins, in an effort to create an uninterrupted process, so please come on time.

THURSDAY - June 24

Size Matters - NEW

Thursday, June 24, 5:30pm, Ziskind Parlor
Size Matters is a size-positive, fat acceptance and health-at-every size group addressing matters of size oppression on campus and in the community. Meetings are inclusive and open to all.

Presentation - The Haiti Earthquake: Tragedy, Loss and Resilience

Thursday, June 24, 7:30-9:00pm, Neilson Browsing Room
Josh Miller, Ph.D., Professor, SSW
This presentation will describe the recent earthquake in Haiti in the context of the social ecology of that country. The consequences of the earthquake for people of Haiti will be considered with an emphasis on challenges faced as well as strengths and sources of resiliency. A model of psychosocial capacity building that was used in Haiti will be described and illustrated.

FRIDAY - June 25

Meditation Group - NEW

Friday, June 25, 12:00pm (noon), Talbot

SATURDAY - June 26

Inclusive Catholic Liturgy - NEW

Saturday, June 26, 5:00pm, Talbout House Lounge
Weekly Mass every Saturday. John Reardon (MSW 11), will preside and preach. All are welcome!

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AFTER June 27

Annual Conference 2010 - Save the Date! - NEW

Friday, July 23 & Saturday, July 24
Save the date for this year's Annual Supervisors Conference, where you'll have the opportunity to meet with agency personnel and faculty field advisors.

A detailed schedule will be sent to your SSW email account.

Licensing Exam Prep Course - NEW

Saturday, August 7, 9:00am - 4:00pm, Seelye 106
Do you plan to take the MSW Licensing Exam for Massachusetts? The Massachusetts NASW is offering a test preparation review course - learn about test-taking skills, review sample questions and receive a booklet which gives you a thorough review of what you need to know to pass the exam. Massachusetts NASW has been giving this review course for 3 years and it has been a great success!

For more information and to register, visit the Massachusetts NASW website: www.nasw.org.

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ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1st Summer Students - Library Social Policy Sessions Run Through June 24 - NEW

Monday, June 21, or Thursday, June 24, 4:00pm, Neilson Electronic Classroom
There are some spaces available in the library sessions for SSW 160/161, Introduction to Social Welfare Policy.

Note: the Wednesday afternoon group is full, but there's still time to sign up for either Monday 6/21 or Thursday 6/24. Both sessions start at 4:00pm.

All students enrolled in SSW 160 must attend a research session. Librarians introduce you to the library resources needed to complete your assignments for the course, including online databases and web resources. This is a hands-on, practical program which does not repeat the basic introductory information covered during orientation.

Look for sign-up sheets posted in Neilson Library near the Reference Desk.

Textbook Returns - NEW

The Grecourt Bookshop will begin returning unsold textbooks to the publishers during the week of June 21. If you still need books, please purchase them as soon as possible.

Writing Counselors - Contact Information - NEW

Please note the correct contact information for the Jacobsen Center Writing Counselors:

Debra Carney, x3035, dcarney@smith.edu

Peter Sapira, x3057, psapira@smith.edu

Neilson Library Hours - NEW

Summer hours for Neilson Library are:

Mon - Thu 8am - 10pm
Friday 8am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 10pm

 

The libraries are closed July 5, 10 & 11 and have shorter hours July 12-18.

This information is in your Summer Information Booklet and on the Smith College libraries page.

 

24-Hour Computer Labs - NEW

Smith provides two 24-hour student computer centers, locatd in Washburn House and in the Quad (basement of King House). Students must have a valid Smith OneCard to access these centers.

Joan Laird Thesis Prize

The Joan Laird Thesis Prize for Excellence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender Studies will be awarded to the author of a thesis in the area of lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender studies that best advances social work theory, knowledge and practice. If you are interested in being considered for this prize, please submit a copy of your thesis by 3:30pm on July 6, 2010 to the office of Associate Dean Susan Donner, Lilly 204. An announcement of the award winner will be included in the SSW Bulletin by the last week of school.

Regalia Ordering - Faculty

If you are attending Commencement, the deadline for ordering regalia from the Grecourt Bookshop is July 2. SSW covers the cost of faculty regalia rental if you do not own your own outfit. When you place your order at the bookstore, please indicate to them that you are SSW Faculty. Bookstore staff will require credit card number to place your order as well as yoru height, cap size, and weight to ensure a good fit.

Orders received after July may incur additional shipping fees and the vendor cannot guarantee availability.

Regalia orders will arrive at the bookstore the week of August 16 to be picked up. Any rentals must be returned to the bookstore in their entirety within one week of graduation.

Summer hours at the bookstore are Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm and the phone number is (413) 585-4140.

 

Loan Repayment Programs for Social Workers and Other Health Professionals

Two repayment plans are being offered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and administered by the 1) National Health Service Corp and 2) Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service. (Read complete descriptions.)

National Health Corp (NHSC): $200 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds will double the NHSC field strength this year. The National Health Service Corps recruits primary care medical, dental and behavioral and mental health clinicians who are dedicated to providing care to the nation's underserved people. In return, they can reduce or eliminate their health professions student debt by providing care at a National Health Service Corps-approved site. NHSC loan repayors are committed to serve 2 years (full time) or 4 years (part time) at an approved site in a designated Health Professional Shortage Area. Read complete description.

The Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service (BCRS) addressed the nationwide shortage of health care providers through scholarship and loan repayment programs that help underserved communities and shortage facilities recruit and retain qualified health professionals. Each year BCRS accepts applications from students and clinicians and selects qualified individuals to receive financial assistance in exchange for service where they are needed most. Read complete description.

Writing Resources on Moodle!

All students and faculty are enrolled in "Writing Resources," available on Moodle and maintained by the Writing Counselors. Here you will find the handouts for the Writing Workshops as well as a link (from "Citation Guidelines") to the library's APA guide.

RefWorks Workshops

RefWorks is a program to store and manage your references and create APA-formatted reference lists. Learn how RefWorks can help you manage your research by attending one of our workshops.

Wednesday 6/23 1:45-3:00pm
Thursday 7/1 3:45-5:00pm


All workshops will be held in the Neilson Library Electronic Classroom. To register please email David Podboy or sign up at the Reference Desk.

Anti-Racism Commitment Speech 2010

Read Fred Newdom's address here.

THESIS INFORMATION & COLLOQUIA

Thesis Submission Hours for M.S.W. 10 Students - NEW

Please remember that the thesis deadline is FRIDAY, June 25 at NOON.
For the week beginning Monday, June 21, Laurie Wyman will be available to receive your submissions in Lilly 218 or in the 2nd Floor Conference Room:

Monday 6/21 8:30am - 1:00pm  
Tuesday 6/22 8:30am - 1:00pm  
Wednesday 6/23 8:30am - 1:00pm  
Thursday 6/24 8:30am - 1:00pm  
    2:15pm - 4:00pm  
Friday 6/25 8:30AM - 12:00PM THESIS DEADLINE


Please bring all the necessary documentation with you (referenced in Appendix N in your Thesis Guidelines).

Thesis Dissemination Information - M.S.W. 10 Students

Please contact Laurie Wyman (x7974) if you did not receive the important and time-sensitive email from Dr. Joanne Corbin, Research Sequence Chair, on Monday, June 7 regarding Thesis Completion Requirements. This information was sent to you at your Smith email address and was also sent to your research advisor.

Extra copies of materials handed out at the dissemination meeting on June 9 can be picked up outside Laurie's office (Lilly 218).

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GENERAL NOTICES

Join NASW at a Reduced Student Rate - NEW

Are you thinking of joining NASW, the only professional organization which stands up for both our clients and the profession? Join now, while you're still a student and save money! The normal rate of MSW memberships if $190 per year. The reduced student rate is $48 per year. The same reduced rate will apply for as long as you are a student and for the first 2 years after you graduate. There is an NASW chapter in every state and you can change state chapters when and if your internship or living situation changes.

For more information and to join, visit the national NASW website: www.naswdc.org/join.

Lost and Found - Lilly Hall

Looking for something you've lost? Check the lost and found bin in Lilly Hall 101. Items can be deposited or retrieved during main office hours, 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Smith College Public Phone Locations

Smith College public phones are located in Seelye Hall, 1st floor and College Hall, 1st floor.

Area Summer Camps, Programs, Schools, and Daycare Centers

See list of area summer camps, programs, schools, and daycare centers here. (The School for Social Work does no investigation of and does not endorse any of the camps listed.

ONGOING EVENTS

Anti-Racism Task Force

Tuesdays, 5:35-6:50pm, Ziskind Head Resident Suite
The Anti-Racism Task Force provides a space for students, faculty and staff to discuss issues around race and anti-racism in terms that are structural to the school. Areas of discussion might include (but are not limited to) the curriculum, access, programming, and student activities. This group is open to all students, faculty and staff. Come and have your voice heard on this important topic!

Read more about the Task Force here.

Faculty liaisons: Fred Newdom and Susan Donner.

Council for Students of Color Meeting - NEW

Wednesdays, 5:45pm- 6:45pm, Ziskind Living Room
The Council for Students of Color would like to invite all self-identified students of color to join us at our weekly meetings. Hope to see you there!

Inclusive Catholic Liturgy - NEW

Saturday, June 26, 5:00pm, Talbout House Lounge
Weekly Mass every Saturday. John Reardon (MSW 11), will preside and preach. All are welcome!

Jewish Students' Alliance

Mondays, 12:40-1:30pm, Cutter Living Room
See full description here.

LGBTQQIF Alliance Meetings - Summer 2010

Alliance General Meeting - Tuesdays, 5:45-7:00pm, Ziskind Living Room

Task Force Meeting - Wednesdays, 11:45am -1:30pm, Ziskind HR Suite

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, and Fluid (LGBTQQIF) Alliance is a student group open to the queer community and allies. The Alliance Task Force is a subgroup of the LGBTQQ Alliance and is focused on planning and action items for the larger group.

Meditation Group - NEW

Meditate with us! The Meditation Group gathers 3 times a week to support one another in the practice of being present through breath. Anyone is welcome, regardless of previous experience. We are always happy to offer guidance. And don't hesitate to join even if we've already begun.

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 7:30am, Talbot
Fridays, 12:00pm (noon), Talbot

Pedagogy and Diversity Workshops with Mary Hall & Susan Donner

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00pm, Seelye 101
The goal of this workshop is to provide summer teaching faculty ongoing support and space to reflect on classroom transactions in connection with diversity content. Participants and the facilitors will determine together which topics will be covered. Previous workshops have addressed such issues as:

- use of self to further issues of diversity and ways of attending to diversity in all classes
- how to respond to student-faculty and student-student micro-aggressions around diversity content
- similarities and differences in racial identity development for minority and majority group participants
- and other selected didactic content.


This workshop is open to all summer teaching faculty. The adjunct teacing faculty is particularly encouraged to attend.

Size Matters - NEW

Thursdays, 5:30pm, Ziskind Parlor
Size Matters is a size-positive, fat acceptance and health-at-every size group addressing matters of size oppression on campus and in the community. Meetings are inclusive and open to all.

Social Welfare Action Alliance (SWAA)

Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30pm, Cutter Beau Parlor
The Social Welfare Action Alliance invites you to attend our weekly meetings and share your passion for change and social justice. Help us to connect the Smith bubble with the Northampton community and beyond. The Alliance is a national organization of hundreds of progressive social workers committed to reducing the gap between theory and practice.

Unlearning Racism Group - NEW

Wednesday, June 23, 5:50pm, Ziskind Beau Parlor
Join us on Wednesday evenings to support one another in chipping away at the racism that we have learned. This is a space in which whiteness is felt, embodied, and explored through personal experience. The door will close as the meeting begins, in an effort to create an uninterrupted process, so please come on time.

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