October, 2018
Social Working
The comings and goings of the School of Social Work at Monmouth University
The Dean got Dunked!
Wednesday, September 5th was a bight and sunny day. It was also the day of the School of Social Work's Annual Student Retreat, where the theme was the boardwalk. Students met advisors, received t-shirts, went on a scavenger hunt and played other boardwalk games. The day ended with Dean Mama jumping into a dunk tank to be dunked for a dollar! All proceeds from this event went to our Social Work Book Fund for students in need of textbooks.

If you would like to make a donation to our book fund, please go here.
Welcome Morgan State Scholars!
Monmouth University has entered into an agreement with Morgan State University to host scholar-mentors who are completing their doctoral degrees and wish to pursue academic careers. This year, two doctoral candidates are on campus, one of whom is with the School of Social Work. Tracy Cudjoe holds her MSW from Indiana University and is working on her dissertation at Morgan State University. She is teaching one social work class and is co-teaching another.

In the photo at right: Tracy Cudjoe (L) and Alexandra Burrell (R). Alexandra is with the School of Education at Monmouth.

Read more about the program and our scholars here.
To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Marriage Equality in New Jersey, the school showed the documentary, Love Wins. Tuesday, October 9th from 4 - 6 pm in Pozyicky Hall. Read more here.
The School of Education, School of Social Work and Department of Criminal Justice are presenting a School Safety Symposium on Monday, October 22, from 9 am - 3 pm in Anacon Hall. Registration and additional information are here.
School Receives Second SAMHSA Grant for Suicide Prevention

This October will see the School begin a second, three-year grant from SAMHSA.

Read the story here.
Cultivating innovation in the classroom and field education
Michael Cronin, Associate Professor has enrolled in the Diploma Program in Social Innovation at the United Nations-mandated University for Peace (UPEACE), the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education in Costa Rica. This hybrid program, ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnMswCopBB0 ) is geared for anyone looking to create positive change in the world.

Just two more courses to complete and Dr. Cronin will be the next holder of a Diploma in Social Innovation. It is hoped that soon he can facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration University-wide.
Dr. Golam Mathbor and Dr. Tawanda Hubbard (left), Dr Paul Urbanski at right
Monmouth Faculty Honored at NASW-NJ Dinner

Several Monmouth University School of Social Work faculty were in the spotlight at the annual board installation dinner of the NASW-NJ. Dr. Tawanda Hubbard, Specialist Professor, is the current NASW-NJ President and she presided over the evening's festivities. Dr. Paul Urbanski, Assistant Professor, provided the keynote address and Dr. Golam Mathor, Professor, received the President's Award.
Annual Alumni Lecture Scheduled!

Thursday, November 15th, 8:30am - 1 pm
Wilson Hall Auditorium
3 Cultural and Social Competence CEU's
FREE - register here

This year’s event focuses on children and families.

Faculty lecturer,  Dr. Joelle Zabotka,  will deliver a workshop on the subject of parenting. 
Our 2018 Alumni Award winner,  Cortney Clarke , will be recognized for her contributions to DCPP.

The event will start with a  networking breakfast  and  School of Social Work Expo . Various School programs will have exhibits with information on their offerings to alumni and opportunities for you to be involved with their initiatives.
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