2017 School of Social Work Award Recipients

June 2, 2017

BSW AWARDS Gary Shaffer Memorial BSW Award–  McKenzie Hammer John K. Gibson Award in Social Work–  Amanda Murasko Mark P. Hale Award for Scholarship–  Fabiola Villalpando School of Social Work Alumni Association Award–  Olivia Pinsof Susan & Michael Haney Social Work Award–  Nancy Perez BSW FIELD AWARDS Excellence in Field Award–  Catherine Lesmeister Fund for ... Read more

The 26th Annual Daniel S. Sanders Peace and Social Justice Lecture

March 20, 2017

A Distant Hope: Struggle for Social Justice in Yemen Guest Lecturer: Yasin Al-Qubati April 19, 2017 4:00 p.m. I-Hotel and Conference Center Alma Mater Room 1900 S. First Street Champaign, IL Yasin Al-Qubati, an Assistant Professor of Dermatology and General Secretary of the Yemen Society of Leprosy and Tuberculosis Elimination, has treated many of the ... Read more

NASW CEU Event/Lola’s Brush Painting Party

February 7, 2017

Intermodal Expressive Arts: Using the Creative Process in Clinical Work  This East Central District event will examine expressive arts. Expressive arts have been used in clinical work as a way of deepening the therapeutic process and move beyond the use of talk therapy. Presenter Theresa Benson will discuss expressive arts in clinical work. Presenter: Theresa Benson, PhD ... Read more

PhD Student Leads Initiative for Erasmus+ Program

December 13, 2016

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign awarded a $15,000 grant for its research and advisor role in the framework of the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union. Francesco Volpini, PhD student at the School of Social Work and former Director at the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), will be serving as principal investigator ... Read more

Matthew Leads New Publications

December 8, 2016

Findings from both studies suggest implications for social work practice and education, as well as other helping fields involved in international development. Lenore Matthew, Lissette Piedra, and Chi-Fang Wu have published a study in the Journal of International Social Work examining lessons learned from the Guatemala Water Project, an interdisciplinary international service learning project housed ... Read more

Visit Us

July 29, 2016

Schedule an Individualized Visit Thank you for your interest in the University of Illinois, School of Social Work. We invite you to visit our School to learn more about our BSW, MSW, or PhD programs. The School of Social Work provides a comfortable and inviting space for our students to learn. We are a small ... Read more

Facilitator Training for Engaging Youth for Positive Change

July 6, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 9-3:00 Lunch provided University of Illinois Extension DuPage County Office 1100 E Warrenville Road, Suite 170 Naperville, IL This event is FREE of charge and open to the public. Engaging Youth for Positive Change empowers young people to work with local governing bodies to adopt policies that create healthier communities. The EYPC ... Read more

2016 School of Social Work Awards Recipients

June 2, 2016

BSW AWARDS Gary Shaffer Memorial BSW Award–  Brooke Garren John K. Gibson Award in Social Work–  Brooke Garren Mark P. Hale Award for Scholarship–  Kahlia Halpern School of Social Work Alumni Association Award–  Amber Floyd Susan T. Haney Illinois Club Scholarship–  Kahlia Halpern BSW FIELD AWARDS Excellence in Field Award–  Nathaniel Abad Fund for Field– ... Read more

Executive Director of RACES, Guest Speaker for Social Work Convocation

May 10, 2016

Evans is a passionate, high-energy leader who brings more than 25 years of experience to our community. Mary’s two decades of service provide her with a broad range of leadership skills, including enhanced specialties in strategic planning, program management, staff development, and training. As Executive Director of Rape Advocacy, Counseling and Education Services, Mary’s most ... Read more


SBIRT/MI Background and Training for Supervisors

March 28, 2016

April 20, 2016 OR April 25, 2016 9 am-4 pm University of Illinois School of Social Work 1010 W. Nevada Street, Room 2015 Urbana, 61801 What is SBIRT and what will the training entail? SBIRT is an evidence-based screening and early intervention tool designed to identify and refer those in need of substance use treatment. ... Read more