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Veterans Week 2020

Everything but the Paint: Craft Hour; Virtual Robert Bennedson 5K; Women Veterans Lunch

The Seattle University Outreach Center has some great events planned for Veterans Week! Thank you to all our veterans!
Nov 9, 2020

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The Social Work Profession Must Protect the Right to Vote

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"Social workers, let us reaffirm our profession’s social justice commitment via the ballot box. In doing so as social workers, we will send a unifying message that we protect and defend the inalienable rights of all people and we will bend the arc of justice toward equity for all by taking action."
Nov 2, 2020

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Food Justice Week

Food justice week

Food Justice Week is an invitation to explore the complex relationship between food and justice through interactive, educational, and thought-provoking events. Colleagues and students from across campus will be hosting events ranging from films, cooking demonstrations, and panel discussions.
Oct 16, 2020

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Dr. Kang Presents at International Webinar on Mental Health

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MSW Director, and Associate Professor, Dr. Kang presented at the International Webinar on Mental Health for All: Strategies and Roadmap, hosted by St. Joseph's College in Bengalore, India.
Oct 13, 2020

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SU Hosts Virtual Graduate School Fair

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Join us for the Fall 2020 Graduate School Virtual Fair on October 20, 2020 from 5:00pm-7:00pm PDT!
Oct 6, 2020

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Wall Street Journal Ranks Seattle U Among Top 16 Percent of Universities in the Nation

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Seattle University was ranked in the top 16 percent of universities nationally in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking 2021 and received high marks in the latest U.S. News rankings for academics and service learning.
Sep 28, 2020

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Dr. Sinha Published in Stanford Social Innovation Review

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Social service agencies have too often excluded the communities they aim to help from informing and strengthening the programs purportedly designed for them. Here are two techniques for using a person-centered model that offers a better way to craft truly collaborative solutions.
Sep 15, 2020

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Graduating Seniors Earn Awards

Jo Bechtold and Emily Pacunski, Social Work graduating seniors

Jo Bechtold receives the Taylene Watson, MSW Social Justice Award and Emily Pacunski receives the Madeline Lovell Academic Excellence Award
Apr 27, 2020

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Implications of Coronavirus (COVID-19) for America's Vulnerable and Marginalized Populations

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By this time, nearly all Americans are aware that the country (and the world) is experiencing a pandemic caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). While pandemics are not new to the United States, COVID-19 is emerging as a public health crisis that has the potential to directly or indirectly impact nearly every household in the country.
Apr 27, 2020

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Reinforcing the Essential Nature of Social Work

From the NASW Social Work Blog: The Association of Social Work Boards, the Council on Social Work Education, and the National Association of Social Workers are committed to collaborating on the range of issues affecting the social work profession and the people and communities we serve in this ever-changing and unsettling environment created by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
Apr 21, 2020

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Immigration: Social Workers Focused on Trauma-Related Impact

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Social workers focus on the trauma-related impact of immigration policies and enforcement and discuss how to help and how to provide services.
Apr 16, 2020

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