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Study Links Student Loans With Lower Net Worth, Housing Values After College

May 24, 2016

Student loan debt may negatively impact young people’s ability to accumulate wealth after they graduate or drop out of college, a new study suggests. People who had outstanding balances on their student loans when they graduated or dropped out of college had lower net worth, fewer financial and nonfinancial assets, and homes with lower market ... 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

Garren Named 2016 Chancellor’s Public Engagement Student Fellow

April 28, 2016

BSW student, Brooke Garren, has been awarded the 2016-2017 Chancellor’s Public Engagement Student Fellowship for her upcoming work with the Illinois Reentry Guide, which was created by the Education Justice Project on campus. As a result of changes in sentencing laws, the State of Illinois is facing a large influx of people transitioning from incarceration ... Read more

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Maurer Named Recipient of 2016 Outstanding Faculty Award

April 28, 2016

Mary Maurer, Assistant Dean for Field Education and MSW Field Education Director, has been awarded the 2016 Outstanding Faculty Award by the Women’s Resources Center as part of their Annual Women’s Awards Celebration, which celebrates student, faculty and staff accomplishments on campus and honors graduating women scholars. This award recognizes faculty members whose scholarship and ... Read more

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Community Learning Lab Receives Two Campus Awards

April 22, 2016

Larsen Human Development Award The Community Learning Lab was recently named the 2016 recipient of the Robert P. Larsen Human Development Award. The Larsen Award was established in 1992 to honor individuals, groups, or programs that make significant contributions to the campus consistent with the general mission of the University of Illinois Counseling Center. The ... Read more