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Monthly Archives: August 2010

College of Social Work Hosts ‘Orientation Kickoff’ September 20

The College of Social Work is hosting its annual “Orientation Kickoff” to welcome new students on Monday, September 20 at 4 p.m. It will be held at the Nationwide-Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on Ohio State’s Columbus Campus. New undergraduates, master’s and PhD students are all invited to attend the event, which will be packed with information, fun, and prizes. The orientation kickoff gives students a chance to talk with their advisors, faculty, and staff.

If you are unable to attend the orientation kickoff but would like information about your advisor or the college, contact your program office or visit

For the 2010-11 school year, the college will be celebrating the theme "Embrace Difference" and building many of its lecture series, symposiums, workshops, brown bag lunches, and film festivals around it. "Embrace Difference" is one segment of the college’s overall vision to "Embrace Difference. Seek Justice. Be the Change."

Orientation Kickoff Agenda:

4 p.m.            Arrival time (mingle, games)

4:30 p.m.      Student Organizations Welcome; Study Abroad

4:40 p.m.      Dean Gregoire

5 p.m.           Dinner, mingle, games

6 p.m.           Prize giveaways, closing remarks

6:30 p.m.     MSW Field Orientation




Dr. Dawn Anderson-Butcher’s Research on Youth Participation in Boys and Girls Clubs Hits Websites Nationwide


Dr. Dawn Anderson-Butcher’s research on Youth Participation in Boys and Girls Clubs recently appeared on the following websites: ScienceDaily, PsychCentral, Newswise, FirstScience, and various sites from India–just to name a few. Her research, titled “Participation in Boys & Girls Clubs, vulnerability, and problem behaviors,” was also reported on by The Ohio State University’s Research Communications Department at
To read about the research Dr. Anderson-Butcher had published in the May 2010 issue of Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 32, No. 5, click here.


Dr. Rudolph Alexander Edits New Book on Issues Confronting African American Faculty


Dr. Rudolph Alexander Jr., professor at The Ohio State College of Social Work, recently completed edits on the book, Dilemmas of Black Faculty at U.S. Predominantly White Institutions: Issues of the Post-Multicultural Era.The book encompasses the physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, social, and legal issues confronting African American faculty who teach at white academic institutions.
Other Editors on the project included Dr. Sharon Moore, professor of social work at the Raymond A. Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville, and Dr. Anthony J. Lemelle Jr., professor and interim chair of the Department of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY and professor of sociology and criminal justice at the Graduate Center/CUNY.
The book was published by The Edwin Mellen Press.
For more information on Dr. Alexander Jr., click here.