Student Spotlight

BSSW Student Emma Kowal Selected for Ohio Aging Program

Congratulations to BSSW Student Emma Kowal! She has been selected to participate in the Ohio Scholars in Aging Program during the spring 2015 semester.  Emma was chosen because of her passion and commitment to serving older adults.  She will be working with the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education and Ohio Department of Aging to explore the positive differences she can make in the lives of older adults and supporting agencies. Emma is an honors student and is also a research assistant for Dr. Holly Dabelko-Schoeny for her OSU Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences grant.  Her appointment will serve as part of her field placement at Goodwill Columbus where she serves adults with developmental disabilities. Way to go, Emma!

Social Work Students Dish Out Plenty of #BuckeyeLove to the Homeless

DSCF8945College of Social Work students joined forces at the Blackburn Community Recreation Center on Thursday, January 29 on the city’s Eastside. As part of the annual HUD-required Point in Time Count of the homeless, coordinated through the Community Shelter Board, the center’s doors opened at 8 a.m. to serve the homeless in a variety of ways. Social Work students helped serve meals, distribute clothing, set up and tear down, greet, guide, and distribute donations. And of course, the social work students served up plenty of #BuckeyeLove, too!

Students Mark Your Calendars: February 17, 5 p.m.: Former U.S. Army Captain & New York Times bestselling author Luis Montalván & his Extraordinary Service Dog, “Tuesday” Event

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Students: Thank You for Helping Us Win the Bucks Vs. Ducks Challenge!

Attention Students: Join the Bucks vs. Ducks Competition Today! Alumni & Friends Are Welcome to Give Too!

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Students & Staff Line Up for 2014 OSU Homecoming Parade Using the Best Theme Ever: Social Workers Are Everyday Heroes!

DSCF8458College of Social Work students and staff marched with lots of swagger during the 2014 OSU Homecoming Parade. Wearing new t-shirts themed “Social Workers Are Everyday Heroes,” parade participants represented the college well.



Social Work Buckeyes Rock the 2014 Tailgate!

2014 tailgateBuckeyes of all ages kept the party going at this year’s College of Social Work tailgate! All decked out in their OSU garb, these students took a break from the dance floor to smile for the camera. Lots of food, friends, family and fun made it a day to remember!

New School Year, New Students, New Energy!

2014orientationOSU College of Social Work students started the 2014 fall semester off on the right foot with big smiles, great ambitions, and lots of energy! Standing in front of Stillman Hall, new BSSW, MSW and PhD students gathered to make history as they begin their journey as social workers.

Social Work Student Erin Hardin Brings Fun & Education to LiFE Sports Campers

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BSSW Student Erin Hardin (center) interacts with campers during the award-winning LiFE Sports Summer Camp. Erin Served as the camp’s education coordinator, overseeing an education classroom and its leaders. Her education sessions were called “Chalk Talk.” For more information about LiFE Sports, click here.

Students Study Abroad in Nicaragua, Focus on Social Issues and Human Rights

nicstudyabroad2This year, the College of Social Work’s Study Abroad program traveled to Managua, Leon, and Granada, Nicaragua, as part of its international cross-cultural learning experience. Dr. Theresa Early and Dr. Scottye Cash accompanied 17 students from a variety of disciplines. The college’s study abroad program helps students become better prepared for the global work environment, gain an expanded worldview, and develop new skills for understanding others’–and their own–culture. Their focus this year is social issues and human rights.

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