Alumni News

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The “COVID Hobby”: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

November 30, 2020

At any given moment, Monica Cherry might have a few dozen tubes of toothpaste in her house. Or sticks of deodorant, or wall plug-ins, or bags of mixed nuts. Or all of the above, plus much more. No, she’s not a hoarder. She’s a couponer. And one with a purpose: to help School of Social ... Read more

Illinois Social Work Presenters – CSWE’s 66th Annual Program Meeting

November 9, 2020

CSWE Program Meeting Diversifying the Profession through a BSW/MSW Completer Program for Community College Students Presenters: Lissette Piedra, Brenda Coble Lindsey, and Christine Escobar-Sawicki Research Contributors: Steve Anderson and Min Zhan Symposium Selection: BSW Student Diversity and Equity, Slot 10 Date: Monday, November 16, 2020 Scheduled Time: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Does Computer Simulation Training Increase ... Read more

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Voting is Social Work

October 9, 2020

October 16, 2020 10:00-11:30 a.m. CST SPEAKERS: Tanya Rhodes Smith, Director, Nancy A Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work, University of Connecticut School of Social Work Alison Leipsiger, State Innovation Exchange Social workers are critical in advocating for just policies, holding public offices, and helping people exercise their voting rights. This webinar highlights the importance ... Read more

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MSW Alum Terence Fitzgerald Shares Race Relation Perspectives

June 11, 2020

Terence Fitzgerald, MSW ’99 is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. His work is focused on policy, family and children, social inequality, and institutional racism. Fitzgerald grew up in Champaign, Illinois, where he graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned a bachelor’s ... Read more

Study Examines Impact of High School Teacher and Student Views of Freshmen’s Social, Emotional Needs

June 9, 2020

When high school freshmen’s teachers give them lower scores on communication skills, the students receive four times as many disciplinary referrals as some of their peers, a new study found. Students whose teachers rated them lower on several social skills – including communication, cooperation, self-control, empathy and engagement – than the students rated themselves averaged ... Read more

Message from Dean Anderson: Processing George Floyd Tragedy

June 1, 2020

Dear School of Social Work Community Members, As protests boil over in cities across the country and in our own community following the tragic death of George Floyd, I know that many of us at the School of Social Work are deeply saddened by this inexplicable loss and angered about the actions of the Minneapolis ... Read more


COVID-19 SSW Updates

March 12, 2020

For up-to-date information on University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus developments, please visit: Other resourses: State of Illinois Public Health COVID-19 website Key Email Communications: Archived Massmails from the University of Illinois Community Resources: Student Information: Course Delivery and Field Placements The majority of fall semester instruction will be online, while assuring some access to ... Read more


GameDay Spirit Social Work Fanstore Now Available

September 12, 2019

The School of Social Work is proud to partner with GameDay Spirit to provide an online Social Work Fanstore. Apparel will be available for purchase in a variety of options and on a long-term basis. Shipping is free on all orders over $75.   ... Read more

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POSTPONED: School of Social Work 75th Anniversary Celebration

July 2, 2019

  In response to the rapidly evolving events surrounding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), we regret to inform you that the School of Social Work is postponing our 75th Anniversary event, originally planned for April 4, 2020. Please note that this postponement does include all SSW events scheduled for the weekend of April 4th, including the annual ... Read more