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!

Reminder: Stress, Burnout and Self-Care webinar is Wednesdays, Oct. 7 and 21

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Joan Groessl (Social Work) will be hosting a virtual webinar on Stress, Burnout and Self-Care, Wednesday Oct. 7, from 10 to 11 a.m. and again on Wednesday Oct. 21, from 2 to 3 p.m. This webinar is designed to give a brief overview of stress and burnout and its impacts on wellbeing. Discussion includes the concept of self-care and highlight effective strategies for stress management and promotion of personal wellbeing. Register and see more.

Save the date: Stress, Burnout and Self-Care webinar is Wed., Oct. 7 and 21

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Joan Groessl (Social Work) will be hosting a virtual webinar on Stress, Burnout and Self-Care, Wednesday Oct. 7, from 10 to 11 a.m. and again on Wednesday Oct. 21, from 2 to 3 p.m. This webinar is designed to give a brief overview of stress and burnout and its impacts on wellbeing. Discussion includes the concept of self-care and highlight effective strategies for stress management and promotion of personal wellbeing. Register and see more.

 

UW-Green Bay Social Work student Amanda Rosado encourages students to ‘dive in head first’ to online classes

Although UW-Green Bay is intending to be open in fall and welcoming faculty, staff and students back on campus, some classes originally scheduled for in-person instruction will be moving online or having online aspects to them for the safety of the UW-Green Bay community. Current UW-Green Bay students who transitioned to online learning in Spring 2020 demonstrated that they are resilient problem-solvers and describe their experiences while providing some advice to future students…

Amanda Rosado is a junior in the Social Work Program.

Amanda Rosado

“I’ve had my share of hybrid and online classes! Although it can be scary to dive into, whether you may have had bad experiences in the past or even have never taken one before, they are still fun, engaging and very similar to a normal lecture class! Online classes require some more discipline to get your studies done, but you typically have some extra time! Instead of assignments being due “at the start of class,” they’re usually due by midnight so that you have the whole day and/or week to do them! They’re also really engaging due to the usual discussion posts you’ll have to do as assignments that help you to connect with your fellow classmates and get their own perspectives on topics!

Lastly, if you think you’re still unsure or anxious about taking online or hybrid classes, office hours are still the same as they are for lecture courses too! So there will always be a designated time that the professor will be actively responding to emails and answering any questions or concerns you may have. On top of that, they typically provide additional and supplemental resources to help you as well! So dive in head first, start something new, invest in a planner to stay on track and you will do amazing! Always remember that college is a time to try new things and challenge yourself! Best of luck to you all!”

Common Read Events coming up in September

In March, Common Read discussions of the book, Your Heart is the Size of Your Fist: A Doctor Reflects on Ten Years at a Refugee Clinic by Martina Scholtens, MD, were cancelled because of pandemic closures. (Book is available for purchase via Amazon for $12.49). Self-study of the book followed by a written online discussion will occur between September 8-16. A virtual discussion with a panel of presenters will occur via Collaborate Ultra on September 17 from 3 to 4 p.m. Register for the event by Sept. 4, 2020. After submitting your registration, you will receive instruction for enrolling in the online discussions. If you have questions about the event, please contact Joan Groessl (groesslj@uwgb.edu) or Gail Trimberger (trimberg@uwgb.edu). The activity counts as an Inclusive Excellence Certificate Program Level 1 event for ethnic or socioeconomic status.

Congratulations to Career Services personnel and others on successful virtual job fair

Career Services partnered with the Green Bay Area Public School (GBAPS) District to offer a virtual job fair for UW-Green Bay students and alumni. Eleven individual video chat rooms were made available for participation on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.  Candidates participated in eight of the rooms assigned by certification area. There were 29 unique students and alumni who participated in a total of 36 scheduled chat sessions with over 20 representatives from GBAPS during a four-hour window of the virtual event. The virtual job fair was led by Career Services staff members Linda Peacock-Landrum and Karla Miller. They received technical support from Nichole LaGrow, Distance Education coordinator and outreach support to alumni from Kari Moody, director of Alumni Relations. This is what one participant had to say:

“With the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is influencing the traditional process of career fairs and interviews for Spring 2020 graduates (and possibly for future graduates to come). As a school and clinical mental health Social Work graduate, I found the virtual career fair with the Green Bay Area Public School District to be so influential and needed! To be able to put a face to my submitted applications and meet the future hiring team says a lot! It was a quick and easy process.”

See ViXai Thao, ’16 (Human Development) and ’20 (Master of Social Work)

 

UW-Green Bay alumna and Manitowoc’s Rainbow House Owner is passionate about creating a better life for those she cares for | Herald Times Reporter

UW-Green Bay alumna Marcia Christiansen (Community Services and Social Service) has owned Rainbow House in Manitowoc since 1980, along with her husband, Jack. Rainbow House helps individuals with developmental disabilities live their best lives, assisting them in any way they need while also allowing them to achieve their fullest potential of independence. More via Manitowoc’s Rainbow House owner passionate about creating a better life for those she cares for | Herald Times Reporter.

Please encourage students, Social Work major application due Feb. 28

The major in Social Work, leading to the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree at UW-Green Bay, prepares a graduate for a career as a social worker working with a broad range of individuals, families, organizations and communities. Graduates of the UW-Green Bay Social Work Professional Program secure positions in programs serving populations that include older adults, children and their families, persons challenged by developmental and other disabilities, juvenile and adult offenders, persons experiencing mental or physical health issues and other groups identified in this ever-evolving field. Social workers provide direct service and work for social justice through advocacy and, for example, social policy development and change. The UW-Green Bay Social Work Professional Program has full accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. The BSW degree from UW-Green Bay allows the graduate to obtain state certification and provides a broad range of employment opportunities.

Declaring social work as a major at UW-Green Bay begins with a formal application process. Students who want to choose a social work major usually complete the application process during their sophomore year. Students complete the program in a cohort group, and all students begin the program in the fall semester. Admissions applications are reviewed two times during the year to admit students for the fall semester. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on: (1) the last Friday in February and (2) the last Friday in May. A total of 40 students will be accepted for start in Fall of 2020. Students are encouraged to apply for the February deadline with falls on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.

More information can be found at: https://www.uwgb.edu/social-work/bsw-program/admissons-procedures/ or by calling 920-465-2049.

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