UW-Green Bay graduate Josh Andreini featured as ‘Hometown Hero’

UW-Green Bay alumnus Josh Andreini ’17 (Master’s of Social Work) was recently featured as a Hometown Hero by WFRV-TV.

“Appleton’s Josh Andreini needed a sense of purpose when he decided to join the U.S. Army in 2007. “I didn’t have a lot of direction or discipline in my life, and that’s where I really turned to look into joining the military,” Andreini said. It was when United States was increasing it’s troop involvement in Iraq, that Andreini decided to enlist in the Army.

“I thought maybe someday there could be a draft or maybe my neighbors, my friends, other people would have to be called to serve, and so if I could volunteer and serve my country maybe that’s one less neighbor or buddy or friend who had to go do that,” he said.

Source: Hometown Hero: Josh Andreini joined U.S. Army in search of purpose, later found his passion | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

Master of Social Work program to be offered at UWSP-Wausau | Point/Plover Metro Wire

An advanced degree in social work will be offered locally to Central Wisconsin residents through a new partnership between the UW-Stevens Point and UW-Green Bay.Beginning in the 2021-22 academic year, UW-Green Bay will offer its Master of Social Work (MSW) program on the UW-Stevens Point at Wausau campus.“This is exciting because it creates an option for students residing in Central Wisconsin to get their master’s degree in social work right in their own community, from a highly esteemed program,” said Amy Zlimen Ticho, director of the UW-Stevens Point social work program. “This will benefit not just UW-Stevens Point graduates, but also others in the region who would like to pursue their MSW and perhaps did not have that option before.”Under the agreement, the MSW program will offer its same curriculum and areas of emphasis at the Wausau location, with UW-Green Bay instructors teaching courses and its staff advising students.UW-Green Bay MSW Program Director Gail Trimberger expressed optimism about how the new program can help expand the social services available to Central Wisconsin residents.

Source: Master of Social Work program to be offered at UWSP-Wausau | Point/Plover Metro Wire

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UW-Green Bay Master of Social Work (MSW) program expands to Wausau

The UW-Green Bay Social Work Professional Program is pleased to announce it has received the Higher Learning Commissions (HLC) approval to offer its Master of Social Work (MSW) program in central Wisconsin. Through a generous and unique partnership with UW-Stevens Point, the MSW Program—classes and advising—will be offered at the UW-Stevens Point-Wausau campus. This additional location will allow current and future social workers living and working in central Wisconsin counties to access an MSW degree without the burden of traveling to Green Bay for in-person courses. The MSW Program will offer the same curriculum and areas of emphasis in the Wausau location as that of Green Bay, including the school social work certificate and the child welfare stipend. Leaders of the MSW Program anticipate accepting applications for the Wausau location in January of 2021 for the 2021-22 academic year. Learn more about the social work program on the GB website.

MSW degree applications are now open

The admission cycle for UW-Green Bay’s Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree is now open and accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. An MSW degree provides a significant opportunity for graduate students seeking a career in human services. The program prepares students for advanced level professional practice applicable to a wide range of positions in human services, with a special emphasis on multi-cultural practice, social justice, leadership, and advocacy. To learn more about the program, check out the UW-Green Bay MSW Program website, https://www.uwgb.edu/msw/

To schedule a personal advising session, https://www.uwgb.edu/msw/admissions/contact-us/

Virtual or telephone advising meetings are available, upon request, every Tuesday between the hours of 8:00am and 5:30pm through the end of November.

If you would like to schedule a personal advising appointment to discuss the MSW Program, please email Dr. Gail Trimberger, trimberg@uwgb.edu, with your telephone number and available times on any of the following Tuesdays.

  • October 6, 13, 20, 27
  • November 3, 10, 17, 24

 

 

MSW Program Admission Cycle Now Open

The admission cycle for the Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree from UW-Green Bay is now open and accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. A MSW degree from UW-Green Bay provides a significant opportunity for graduate students seeking a career in the human services. The program prepares students for advanced level professional practice applicable to a wide range of positions in the human services, with a special emphasis on multi-cultural practice, social justice, leadership, and advocacy. To learn more about the program, check out the UW-Green Bay MSW Program website. Or, schedule a personal advising session. Please share with anyone interested!

Superior Schools advocate for social worker licensing changes | Superior Telegram

To work in Wisconsin schools, social workers must receive additional education compared to their counterparts in Minnesota, which has created challenges for school districts located on the state border. “This is really about what kids need and removing the barriers to getting kids help,” said Amy Starzecki, Superior School District administrator. Social workers who work in Minnesota schools must have a degree in the field and be licensed to practice in the state, according to the Minnesota Professional Educator and Licensing Standards Board. Wisconsin law goes a step further by requiring a master’s degree from a school social worker preparatory program. Only three schools in the state—UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Green Bay—offer the program. Source: Superior Schools advocate for social worker licensing changes | Superior Telegram

Speaker’s Task Force on Adoption holds first public hearing at UW-Green Bay

A bipartisan group of state representatives hopes to learn more about the barriers that make child adoption challenging in Wisconsin. The committee’s first public hearing was held Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at UW-Green Bay. UW-Green Bay faculty provided feedback.

“Children need their parents. The question is how do we protect a child who may think developmentally that’s my mom even if mom is doing something abusive? They’re not necessarily going to protect themselves, and that becomes our job,” said Joan Groessl, Chair of UW-Green Bay’s Social Work program. See more via Speaker’s Task Force on Adoption holds first public hearing at UW-Green Bay, WBAY.

UW-Green Bay hosts hearing on dementia services and education

At a budget hearing at UW-Green Bay over the weekend, local advocates pressed state Democrats to preserve or expand funding for dementia services and education in the state budget. The Green Bay Press-Gazette covered the hearing. “UWGB Professor of Social Work Doreen Higgins told the legislators Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to boost UW-System funding by $135 million will not erase concerns about the struggles the system faces after absorbing $800 million in cuts since 2011. ‘This is about maintaining a high-quality education for students at UW-Green Bay and universities across the state,’ Higgins said. ‘We need to find ways to make this viable for our students, staff and communities.'”