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September 03, 2003
BSW Majors - Spring 2004 Field Placements

Important Announcement
Field Placement Information Session for BSW Majors

SPRING 2004 FIELD PLACEMENTS

We are providing three field information sessions for students who plan on completing their field placement in the Spring 2004. It is MANDATORY that all students attend one of these sessions prior to applying for field placement. For student convenience there will be sessions offered on Boca, Davie & Jupiter campuses.

SESSION 1:
Place: Boca Campus
Date: Monday, Sept. 22, 2003
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Room: SO 285, Social Science Bldg

SESSION 2:
Place: Davie Campus
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Room LA 132   
SESSION 3:
Place: Jupiter Campus
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Room: MHC 135

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK (561) 297-3234
FIELD CO-DIRECTORS:
Professor Cheryl Moody, cmoody@fau.edu, 561-297-2474
Professor Pat Rowland, prowland@fau.edu, 954-236-1162

September 05, 2003
Upcoming Conference

Upcoming conference from May 12-16, 2004. Co-Chaired by FAU School of Social Work Instructor, Ginger Bush – “Speaking Out: Advocating for Sexual Rights and Sexual Help”” at American Association of Sex Educators Conference, Call for Proposals due November 7, 2003 – email gbush@fau.edu for details or to submit a proposal.

September 07, 2003
Upcoming Peace Conference

“Bringing Peace to Troubled Regions” – An important one-day conference on Thursday, January 8, 2004 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium at Boca Raton Campus - $30 including lunch. Speakers include Gillian Martin Sorensen, a high-ranking U.N. official with the rank of Under-Secretary-General for Public Policy and a past President of National Conference of Christians and Jews. Also, Harry Chrenotsky (renowned Professor of Political Science and Director of International Studies at University of North Carolina), Mustafa Abu-Sway (Fullbright Scholar and Associate Professor and Director of Islamic Research Center at Al Quds University in Jerusalem), and Jeffrey Morton (Director of the Peace Studies Program at FAU). Contact jmorton@fau.edu or Lifelong Learning Society at (954) 229-4181 for details or register at http://www.smartfau.org.

September 11, 2003
Help with Writing

Students and Faculty are encouraged to utilize the free services provided by the University Center for Excellence in Writing (UCEW).

The UCEW is devoted exclusively to the support and promotion of writing on the Boca Campus for all the members of the FAU community--undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, and visiting scholars. Our Center provides a range of support services, including informed and sensitive readers who help writers become more reflective readers and more self-sufficient crafters of their written work. We will help at any point in the writing process (i.e. brainstorming, drafting, revision) with papers for courses, senior or master theses, dissertations, job applications, applications for graduate school, articles for publication, grant proposals, and other documents. We provide writing aid rather than an editing service. Consequently, consultants will write with, not for writers. This means that consultants may not get to all of a paper's issues, but writers will come away with a fresh perspective on their work and documents that are improved in one or more aspects.

In the future, we hope to provide a range of other services, including supporting computer-facilitated teaching and learning for writing classes and hosting brown-bag discussions, workshops, and presentations by guest speakers for FAU and local communities. The UCEW will eventually serve as the clearinghouse on campus for research in literacy, pedagogy, and computer-facilitated teaching of writing, and writing across the curricula.

We encourage all writers to take advantage of this free service to interact with other writers, gain perspective on their own work, and further develop strategies in reading and writing for all writing projects. Call 561-297-3498 to make an appointment or drop in to see if a consultant is available.

During the next few weeks, University Center for Excellence in Writing Consultants shall visit Gordon Rule classes to inform your students of the services the Center has to offer. If you do not wish to have your classroom visited, please contact Sally Badawi at sbad6895@fau.edu to inform her of your request. If you do not teach a Gordon Rule class and would like a consultant to visit your class, please contact Sally as well.

HOURS:

Social Science 107
Mon.-Thur.: 9:00-5:00
Fri.: 9:00-11:00 and 12:00-3:00
Sun.: 2:00-4:00

Oxley Center 116 (primarily a drop-in service)
Mon.-Thur.: 7:00pm-9:30pm

Please visit our website at http://www.fau.edu/UCEW for more information.

September 12, 2003
T-Shirts for Sale

T-Shirts for Sale – MSW Students in Acolyte are selling these attractive t-shirts for $15. Please contact ROXINFL@aol.com to order yours. (the model is Dr. Wes Hawkins of Psychopathology fame)

Acolyte T-Shirt

September 22, 2003
GLBT-Positive Foster Homes

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth often get mistreated in foster care. Carole Benowitz, regional VP of PFLAG, is working with the foster care system to find GLBT-positive homes for these youth. If you are thinking about fostering or have questions about this, please contact Carole at carolebeno@pobox.com or 561-272-1634 or email me. They are also looking for mentors for GLBT youth. Thank you.

September 29, 2003
Grandma

Congratulations/Mazal tov to Ginger Bush, grandmother again, this time to Ainsley Bond, who arrived on 9.24.2003. All that expertise on early childhood development will be put to great use!

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