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New Dean, Steven Anderson, Sees Bright Future for School of Social Work

September 11, 2017

“I’m very excited to be returning to the U. of I.,” Anderson said. “I spent a lot of time in my career here conducting research, teaching and developing curriculum. I’m really excited about the personnel who are in place. I know the school and the university, so for me it’s a great opportunity, and I’m ... Read more

Local Trauma Training Opportunity for Social Workers (CEUs available)

February 3, 2017

Champaign County is looking for individuals who want to help: educate others in the community, their organizations, groups or families about trauma families, community members, & their peers heal! share resources with those impacted by trauma(s) & help identify and find healing and helpful solutions Choose one of these upcoming sessions: March 2nd & 3rd ... Read more

Join us at the 21st Annual SSWR Conference in New Orleans

December 19, 2016

Friday, January 13, 2017 9:00am – 10:00 am New Orleans Marriott Lafayette Room, 41st Floor 555 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70130 Enjoy a morning break and classic New Orleans treats including beignets, king cakes and Café Au Lait. RSVP by January 6, 2017 ... Read more

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School of Social Work Luncheon @ the Chicago Area Illini Days

November 9, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016 12-1:30 p.m. Orange and Blue Conference Room Illini Center 200 South Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60606 “Promoting innovation in social work practice with vulnerable children and families” – 0.5 CEU Speaker: Dr. Kimberley A. Mann- Project Director, IB3, UIUC “Innovations in school-based mental health: Integration of technology into programming for children ... Read more

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MSW Program Virtual Info Session

September 21, 2016

Prospective students will have the opportunity to learn about our campus MSW and outreach (iMSW) programs, the application process, our school, and our faculty. Join us on: November 15, 2016 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. (CST) Questions? E-mail: or give us a call at (217) 333-2261.     ... Read more

Open Rank Faculty Position- Apply Now

September 14, 2016

The School of Social Work invites applications for an open rank faculty position with a starting date of August 16, 2017. Applicants at all ranks and relevant disciplines will be considered. We are seeking faculty whose research and teaching focus on strategic needs across programs. This position is aligned with campus strategic priorities. Candidates can ... Read more

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Social Work Homecoming 2016

August 22, 2016

CEU Workshop: Maternal Mental Health and Associated Disparities (3 CEU’s) 1:00-4:00pm School of Social Work 1010 W. Nevada St., Room 2015 Urbana, IL 61801 Maternal mental health problems are common and affect 12-20% of women during pregnancy and the postpartum period, yet many women will not receive proper care. When identified, maternal disorders such as ... Read more

2016 Social Work Apparel

August 16, 2016

Social Work t-shirts are available in sizes XS-3x for $15. You may pick up your shirt at the SSW or have it shipped to you. For more information and to order a t-shirt, please click here. Shirts are available until the stock is depleted.   ... Read more

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Town Hall Meeting

July 14, 2016

In the wake of the shooting at the Orlando nightclub, NASW and several chapters issued statements calling for “sensible gun laws, an end to a culture of hate, and the need for widespread teachings in our communities of the dignity and worth of all people.” *Who could have known that since then we would have ... Read more


Escobar-Sawicki Chosen as 2016 NASW-IL Member At-Large

June 8, 2016

Clinical Assistant Professor, Christine Escobar-Sawicki has been chosen as NASW-IL’s Member At-Large. The current national modernization process will be changing the make-up of the NASW Illinois Chapter Board of Directors (as well as others across the country) beginning on July 1, 2016. As a result, the NASW Illinois Chapter will be operating under a new ... Read more