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Events

Social Work Is BC: A School Celebration

NOVEMBER 11, 2014
6:00–8:00 p.m.
McGuinn Hall 121 Auditorium
Parking available in the Beacon Street Garage. See parking rates and information.

On November 11, the university will officially recognize our name change to the Boston College School of Social Work, the original name of our school in 1936. We will mark this important event in our history by celebrating our presence at the very heart of Boston College's mission of social justice and service to others.

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and families are all invited to participate in the "Social Work is BC" event.  More about Social Work Is BC »

Macro-SIL Leadership Speakers Luncheon Series:
Talia Rivera, Network Manager at Council on Foundations

NOVEMBER 7, 2014
11:50 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Faculty Dining Room, McElroy Commons
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Limited to 10 students only. Please email Ian Witherby at witheria@bc.edu to reserve your spot. This event is now full, but please email us to add your name to the waitlist.

The Macro-SIL Program at Boston College School of Social Work is sponsoring a Leadership Speakers Luncheon Series during the 2014-2015 academic year. The program is designed to introduce Macro-SIL students and other BC Social Work students interested in leadership skills to the practical experiences of leaders in social-justice-oriented careers. Leaders are invited to campus to bring their expertise in administration, policy, change management/transformation, and social innovation to the discussions. They are interviewed about their greatest leadership challenge, their most important leadership lesson, and advice for students. A facilitated Q&A session with students will follow each interview.

Talia Rivera's experience working with youth began in 1998. She is among the leading thinkers on youth violence, gang interventions, network organizing, and street work in the City of Boston.  More about Macro-SIL Leadership Speakers Luncheon with Talia Rivera »

News

Former Faculty Member and GSSW Alum to Receive NASW Awards

FEBRUARY 17, 2010

Robbie Tourse will be receiving the NASW "Lifetime Achievement Award". Robbie was an administrator and faculty member at GSSW from 1980-2006. She served in various functions in the School's Field Office, first as a Coordinator, later as an Assistant Director, and finally as Director of Field Education. In her role as Adjunct Associate Professor she was a Faculty Advisor and taught courses such as "Racism, Oppression, & Cultural Diversity" and "HBSE".

Michelle Butman MSW '07 will be awarded by NASW the "2010 Greatest Contribution by a Social Worker with Five Years or Less Experience Award". Michelle has worked since 2007 as a program coordinator at TRACS, Transition Resources and Community Supports, a program of South Shore Mental Health.

The NASW Symposium 2010 awards luncheon will take place on Friday, April 16th at the Sheraton Framingham.