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Monthly Archives: February 2010

College Sponsors Social Work Month Kick-Off Event on March 1

What:  A celebration complete with games, fun, and prizes

When:  Monday, March 1, 3-5 p.m.

Where:  McMillin Room, 115 Stillman Hall
Who:   Social work faculty, staff, and students
Come dressed as your favorite historical social worker! First place winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card; second place receives a $50 Visa gift card! Rules:
  • Dress as your favorite historical social worker 
  •  Prepare a 2-3 minute speech about the contributions they have made to the profession
  •  Give the speech as the person you are dressed as·You will be judged by a panel of faculty 
This celebration is a chance to:
  • Study up on your social work trivia knowledge
  •  Play in a tournament style game to win $50 or $25 or cool OSU stuff
  • Learn about volunteer opportunities with Mental Health America of Franklin County 
  • Join NASW as a student for only $48
And spend some time with fellow social workers and celebrate each other and our profession!


MSW Student Helps Organize Ski Day for 91-Year-Old Hospice Patient, Columbus Dispatch’s Mike Harden Takes Interest

Liz Miles, MSW II student, helped 91-year-old Joan Woodruff, hit the slopes again and attain her dream to ski again. While interning at Senior Independence Hospice, Miles asked Woodruff "If you could do anthing in life one more time, what would it be?" When Woodruff replied that she hadn’t been snow skiing in years, Miles helped organize an event to put Woodruff back on the slopes.

Pictured (l to r): Social Work undergraduate student Marisa Kress, Liz Miles, Joan Woodruff, and MSW graduate Michelle Buckley, who also works as a social worker at the center.

To read the Dispatch story, click here.

To view the video featured in the Lantern and narrarated by Liz Miles, click here.

Dr. Mo Yee Lee Talks About Concepts of Recent Book Via Podcast, Wins Distinguished Alumni Award

Dr. Mo Yee Lee recently published her book, "Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social Work: An Empirically Based Approach to Assessment and Treatment" (Oxford University Press, 2009). She discusses the book’s core concepts during an interview through the Living Proof Podcast Series of the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. This is the first of three podcasts Lee will participate in. To listen, click here. For more about her book, click here.

Lee is also the recipient of the 60th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni Award, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong.To commemorate the 60th anniversary in providing social work education in Hong Kong, the Department of Social Work and Social Administration is launching the Distinguished Alumni Award Scheme to give recognition to some of their most distinguished alumni who have, in one way or the other, made valuable contributions to the social work profession or spent unrelenting efforts in helping the needy and promoting social justice.