April 2007

 

102 - SWGSA Transition Meeting

 

Hello everyone!

Thanks to all of you who have put so much effort into student leadership, advocacy, and support.  The SWGSA and I appreciate all you have done.  We will have an opportunity to discuss transition of SWGSA leadership from the 2007 graduating class to those of you returning to the MSW Program next year.  This discussion is open to all and will be part of the next SWGSA meeting on Monday May 14th at 12:00 noon in the Social Work office.  We will also schedule follow-up meetings after we have a better idea of who the new leadership will be.  If you have comments, suggestions, or would like to volunteer to help in the future, but cannot attend this particular meeting, please contact me at plee4@email.sjsu.edu

Thank You!

Peter

Peter Allen Lee
SWGSA Faculty Advisor and MSW Program Coordinator plee4@email.sjsu.edu

 


101 - SWGSA and the MSW Program Needs You

 

Hello everyone!

I hope that your semester was a successful one and that you are looking forward to summer!

The Fall 2007 incoming students are having their orientation the week of August 13th.  The SWGSA will be helping me plan this orientation and we need your help!!  Their orientation will be patterned a bit after the one you had last year, and we hope to incorporate some improvements.  We need volunteers to assist us with this planning and preparation.  You do not have to participate in the SWGSA or be a member to help with orientation.  STUDENTS AND ALUMNI, please consider volunteering your time.  If interested, please contact me at plee4@email.sjsu.edu.

Thank You!

Peter


Peter Allen Lee
MSW Program Coordinator
plee4@email.sjsu.edu

 

100 - Thanks Ruth Cueto!

 

Hi all,

*** 2007 MSW Mail Message #100! ***

We owe a huge THANK YOU to Ruth Cueto, our Title IV-E Administrative Analyst, for helping us develop and maintain our MSW Mail Archive.  When students and faculty need to track the MSW Mail messages, they may now look on our School of Social Work web site to find an email from the School of Social Work they might have missed:

 

Say "Thank You" to Ruth next time you see her!


MSW Mail


99 - REMINDER Annual SWGSA Recognition Award

 

Hi all,

Each year at commencement, the Master of Social Work Program presents an SWGSA Recognition Award to a graduating student who exemplifies leadership, service, and advocacy of student colleagues.  Please vote by printing and returning this ballot at the end of this email.  You may vote by email if this is more convenient for you ( plee4@email.sjsu.edu).

Please return your ballot to Dr. Peter Allen Lee ( plee4@email.sjsu.edu) no later than Tuesday May 1st.
One ballot per student please. 

Thank You!

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Social Work Graduate Student Association
Nominations for 2007 SWGSA Recognition Award

Please return completed ballots to Dr. Peter Allen Lee by TUESDAY MAY 1st.  One ballot per student please.

Please list up to three nominations for the annual SWGSA Recognition Award (in rank by 1st choice, 2nd choice, and 3rd choice).  These nominees should exemplify leadership, service, and advocacy of student colleagues.

1st:     ____________________________________________

2nd:     ____________________________________________

3rd:     ____________________________________________


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98 - MSW Program Evaluations

 

Hi all,

Congratulations, we are approaching the end of the academic year!  You have all worked so very hard, and the School and I hope you have gained valuable educational experiences and professional training with us.  You will have the formal opportunity to provide feedback about the MSW Program and School of Social Work in the coming weeks:

- Graduating students (3-year and full-time) will have an opportunity to complete an Exit Survey in one of your advanced practice courses.

- 3-year students completing their second year and full-time students completing their first year will have an opportunity to complete a Mid-Point Survey in your foundation practice courses.

- 3-year students completing their first year will have an opportunity to complete a Mid-Point Survey next year, or may provide feedback this year to the School by sending me a memo or an email ( plee4@email.sjsu.edu).  If you would like to send feedback anonymously, submit your memo to my mailbox without your name.

Your practice instructors have been notified about these surveys and will allow class time for completion with the help of a student proctor.  The instructors will not be in the room at the time of administration, and the surveys are anonymous.  Your responses on the MSW Program Exit and Mid-Point surveys (different from the class SOTEs) will help us improve our MSW Program and curriculum.  There is also an open-ended portion at the end of the survey which will give you the opportunity to give us more in-depth suggestions, comments, and feedback.

Please participate and take advantage of this opportunity.

Thanks for your support,

Peter


Peter Allen Lee
MSW Program Coordinator

 

97 - GRADUATION TICKETS (4/30 AND 5/1)

 

RE: REMINDER TO PICK UP YOUR GRADUATION TICKETS (4/30 AND 5/1)


Hello Everyone,
 
Just a quick reminder! Please pick up your graduation tickets this coming Monday and Tuesday at the Social Work Office (at the back table near the Student Mailboxes).
 
Graduation ticket pick-up days/times are:
Monday (April 30th)
10am to 1:30pm  AND  4:30pm to 6pm
 
Tuesday (May 1)
10am to 1:30pm  AND  4:30pm to 6pm
 
Bring your Student ID and/or Valid ID. 
You must pick up Your Own Tickets and sign for them.
 
Thanks! See you soon! ;-)
 
 
Linnette Peralta Haynes
SWGSA President
Linnette_EighthDay@yahoo.com
 




















96 - Graduation Tickets & Answering 11 Questions About  Graduation!


Hello Everyone!
 
I wish you well on all of your final assignments and projects!  We are now on the homestretch. So, questions about graduation? Good. We now have some answers. Thanks for your patience!
 
Question 1: When/Where can I pick up my tickets?
We have just had the tickets printed. (Yeah!) and we will disburse the tickets this coming Monday (April 30th) and Tuesday (May 1st) from 10am to 1:30pm AND 4:30pm to 6pm at the back table area (near the Student Mailboxes) in the School of Social Work.
We, the students are disbursing the tickets, so we picked these times because people will not be in class, and yet will be available in between classes. We are trying to be very accommodating, but in the case that you have a different schedule, please be flexible and know that we are doing our best at trying to accommodate everyone. Thanks!





Question 2: Do I need to bring a student ID to pick up my tickets?
Yes, you will need to bring a student or a valid ID when picking-up your tickets for graduation. .  Graduation tickets will not be given to students if they do not bring some sort of ID.
 
Question 3: Can my friend pick up my tickets?
No. You must pick up your own tickets. And just make a process easy for everyone, you will show ID and sign off that you have picked up your tickets so that we may keep good records.
 
Question 4: What if I forgot how many tickets I purchased?
Do not worry. We have kept good records, down to the check number(s) you used to buy your tickets. So please just show up with your ID and we will share with you our records. In fact, we will already have your tickets organized in envelopes, ready for pick-up, when you arrive.
 
Question 5: What if I had not yet purchased any tickets yet, and contacted Erika Martinez, will I be able to pick up tickets?
For the people who have NOT YET purchased tickets and who have also talked to Erika: the answer is Yes! Bring your checkbook or a cashier's check. No cash will be accepted for the purpose of keeping good records. Also, bring valid ID.
 
Question 6: What if I have purchased tickets, and need a few more? Can I buy some more tickets?
We are still working on making more space available with the venue. So, we are not sure yet. However, if this describes you, please fill out a Request for Tickets form, which will be made available at ticket disbursement.
 
Question 7: What about cap and gown (also referred to as regalia)? Do we get those from SWGSA?
SWGSA is not part of the cap and gown distribution. You need to purchase that on your own. You can purchase at the Spartan Bookstore. For more information you may go to the following website: http://www.spartanbookstore.com/home.aspx and click on 2007 GRAD FEST. This web site will direct you to a menu where you will be able to click different menu options for everything you might need for graduation.
 
Question 8: Do we have to wear a cap and gown?
No. It is your choice. Although I believe the traditional cap and gown marks this special occasion, I also understand and respect peoples' political opinions about the academic institution, etc. However, it is your choice. We, the student organizers, however, only ask if you can be respectful to others' in your personal/political expression. Thank you in advance. ;^)  Please note that there might be a cap and gown requirement for the main SJSU graduation ceremony at Spartan Stadium in the morning.
 
Question 9: I heard that there would be a student speaker representing the Graduate students, and one student speaker representing the Undergraduates, at the ceremony. Who is our speaker?
Good question. We still do not know because we are asking the students to nominate their student speaker. When you pick up your tickets, you may nominate a student speaker. We will then ask the speaker who is nominated if they will concede. We have not yet finalized this process of speaker selection, however we know it begins with you-the students making your nominations.
 
Question: 10: When and where is rehearsal?
Good question. We are still not sure. Unfortunately, the San Jose Convention Center wants to charge us the price of the total rental to use for rehearsal. Yikes! Not possible. So, right now graduation committee is exploring space on campus, similar to the space of ceremony, for no cost, or low cost. Rehearsal will take place after classes end. Please stay tuned to the MSW list serve; we will announce the date/time of rehearsal as soon as the space is confirmed. Thanks!
 
Question 11: I have more questions. How I can I learn more information?
Please stay posted to the MSW list serve and attend the graduation committee meetings: Every Mondays @ Noon in the Social Work Office. We are working on graduation (while trying to graduate too!) and informing you as soon as we are able. Although we began working on graduation in the beginning of the academic year, well, there are still lots to do! Thanks for your patience. ((And if you really cannot wait for the graduation announcements, and cannot attend a meeting, then, please contact Erika Martinez, MSW Graduation Committee Chair, directly at emartinez823@yahoo.com.))
 
Please stay tuned for more graduation updates!!! We will make announcements as soon as we are able!!!
 
Wishing you all the best,
 































Linnette Peralta Haynes
SWGSA President
Linnette_EighthDay@yahoo.com

 


95 - International Human Trafficking & Strategies for  Social Workers

 

Attachments: HTforum_flier_final1.pdf

RE: International Human Trafficking & Strategies for Social Workers
 
Hello Everyone!
 
You are invited to an amazing panel/event called International Human Trafficking In A Globalized World: Strategies for Social Workers. It will take place on Monday, May 7, 2007, from 12noon to 2pm at the Martin Luther King Library Room #225/229.
 
This panel/event was organized by the students of the Social Work 285 (Social Work and Social Problems) class. This class, taught by Dr. Migdalia Reyes, was offered for the very first time, this semester! Everything about this class emulates social work in action! We hope this class continues!
 
Social Work 285, examined the economic, political, social and cultural factors operating at the local, national and global level, paying particular attention to the disenfranchised, oppressed and marginalized groups, including immigrants and refugees. This class provided a transcultural multisystems international social work framework, culminating in the organization of this wonderful panel/event!
 
I am proud of the innovative teaching of Dr. Reyes and of the dedicated students of the class! Great job everyone!!! I am also very proud to be a part of this wonderful class and that SWGSA is one of the co-sponsors!!!
 
I have included the flyer for your review and distribution. (Light lunch/refreshments will be provided.) We hope to see you there!










Have a Great Day & Make it Count! (& Do That, by Attending this Event!)
 

Take Care,
 
 
Linnette Peralta Haynes
SWGSA President
Linnette_EighthDay@yahoo.com



 

94 - Photos for Graduation Ceremony

 

RE:   Got Photos???
 
Hello Soon To Be Graduates!!!!
 
We want to make our graduation ceremony as fun and exciting as possible! Therefore, the committee has incorporated a student slideshow. The graduates and undergraduates are working together to make this slideshow a reality!
 
We are asking for you, the students, as well as faculty and staff to submit any photos that will be incorporated in a slideshow at our graduation. The preference is photos of good quality and for all cohorts to be equally represented!
 
Keeping that in mind, please submit your photos and upload them to www.photobucket.com by May 5, 2007, using the following information:
 
Username: SJSUSWGRAD07
Password: SPARTANS
 
If you have any questions, please contact our graduate representative on this power point presentation: Aprille Flint @ aprilfresh@aol.com Thank you Aprille!!!
 
Disclaimer: Some photos may not be used due to quality, time constraints, and space allowance for this presentation. Any photos submitted are not guaranteed to be included in the slideshow.
 
Remember, our slideshow's success is based upon all of us contributing!!!















Take Care,

Linnette Peralta Haynes
SWGSA President
Linnette_EighthDay@yahoo.com

 

93 - Update, Summer School

 

Hi all,

Thank you for your support and cooperation.  Unfortunately, we did not get enough of a commitment to open a second section of ScWk 222 for Summer 2007.  Among the reasons why some students could not commit were other obligations and financial restrictions, especially considering that summer fees are quite high.  Here is what happens next:

1) Students who applied for summer internship (approximately 26 people) are responsible for confirming with Blanca Tavera whether their agencies will provide summer placement.  Please do this asap.  Blanca will issue you permissions codes for both ScWk 232 and ScWk 222.

2) After these summer internship students confirm, if there is room available in the summer ScWk 222 class, 3-year (part-time) students and those who provided compelling reasons for needing summer school will be given priority for enrollment.  Please note that there might not be any additional enrollment possible.  Another update will be sent after the summer internship placements are finalized, hopefully within a week.

We realize that this is not the ideal solution, and we wish that more could be done.  Please continue to provide suggestions, and know that our Director, among other program and school administrators on campus, are still advocating for change that will benefit students hopefully in the near future.

Thank you again.

Take care,

Peter


Peter Allen Lee
MSW Program Coordinator and Graduate Advisor 408-924-5850 plee4@email.sjsu.edu

 


92 - MHIP Program Application Process


ATTENTION: ALL MSW STUDENTS ENTERING FINAL YEAR OF PLACEMENT - MHIP PROGRAM APPLICATION PROCESS: APRIL 23RD THROUGH MAY10TH

This is a follow-up to my prior emails and postings in the School of Social Work this academic year regarding the MHIP Program.
 
Qualifying students may request and complete applications for the Mental Health Initiative Program (MHIP) between April 23rd and May 10th. Tuesday, May 10th at 5pm is the deadline for receiving completed applications in the School of Social Work office.
 
Please email Auda Rivera at: arivera@casa.sjsu.edu to request the applications materials.
 
Direct questions regarding the program to me, Charley Hodson, at: InternProgram@aol.com     after carefully reviewing the information regarding required qualifications for applying noted below.
 
The SJSU School of Social Work Mental Health Initiative Program (MHIP) is funded by the State of California Department of Mental Health via the California Social Work Education Center (Cal SWEC). Funding is provided via the monies from the Mental Health Service Act (MHSA) pursuant to the November 2004 State Initiative process, Proposition 63, which voters approved to tax millionaires an extra 1% on their income above $1 million. This now brings in about $1 billion annually to the public mental health system to fund new programs based on innovative ideas.
 
The major values imbedded in programs related to MHSA funding are: Creating a public mental health system with programs that are more culturally competent, mental health consumer driven, social recovery/resiliency/strengths-based focusing on innovative and evidenced based programs and interventions.
 
The MHIP Program here at the School of Social Work provides additional trainings in the area of mental health through seminars, works to improve mental health related curriculum, and funds an $18,500 stipend for up to 10 MSW students entering their final year of placement whether in the 3 year or full time program.
 
Students accepted into the program are required to attend additional trainings on a variety of mental health subjects throughout the academic year outside of regular coursework and internship hours. These trainings are normally held on Mondays and also on Tuesdays at noon. Students accepted into the program are also required to work for one year (2080 hours) upon graduation for a county mental health department or a county mental health department contract agency. The initial requirement is to apply for employment within a 75 mile radius of their residence. After a specified number of days they are expected to broaden their employment search statewide with the agreement that they must be willing to relocate somewhere in  California for employment if necessary.
 
In order to apply for this program a student must meet the following minimum qualifications:
 
-In good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA
-An MSW student currently in the Health/Mental Health Area of Specialization
-Have a strong interest and demonstrated commitment to working in the public mental health system
-Accepted into an internship for their final year of placement in a county mental health department OR in a county mental health funded program within a county mental health contract agency
-Willing to complete the post graduate employment requirements noted above including the willingness to relocate statewide if necessary
 
Following screening and scoring of applicant applications, top candidates will be interviewed during a scored oral and written interview process by a panel interview with 3 faculty and/or community mental health social workers on either May 16th, 22nd or 24th. Candidates will be informed of our decisions by June 15th. 
 
I look forward to answering your questions and reviewing your applications! I will be available briefly prior to and following the MHIP co-sponsored training seminar (see prior MSW List Server email in the Almaden Room of the Student Union on Tuesday, April 24th at noon).
 
Charley Hodson, MHIP Coordinator, SJSU School of Social Work
Please respond to: InternProgram@aol.com with questions and to Auda at: arivera@casa.sjsu.edu with requests for application materials.



























 

91 - Brown Bag and Graduation

 

Attachments: SWGSA_Min_March192007.doc   


Hello Everyone!
 
I know you are swamped with final papers and presentations, but you are taking a good study break and are positively procrastinating by taking a time out to read the SJSU MSW list serveÉ.. Good choice! I have a couple of important reminders that I am sure you do not want to forget. ;-)
 
This coming Monday is the SJSU MSW Brown Bag Seminar entitled Career Options Beyond Graduation. The details of this event, including the topics and speakers, are listed below.  Check it out!
 
If you already have your dream job set, then please attend the Graduation Committee meeting that will be held this Monday @ noon in the Social Work Office.
 
In fact, these days we are having a Graduation Committee meeting every Monday at Noon so we hope to see you!
 
Lastly, to keep you in the SWGSA loop, I am attaching our meeting minutes of March 19, 2007 and April 9, 2007. Read them and you will feel like you were there! (Thanks Cheryl Aquinde for being such an awesome SWGSA Secretary, consistently, this entire year! Let's give a shout out for Cheryl!!!!)
 
Ok. Back to 298!
 
In Solidarity,
 
Linnette Peralta Haynes
SWGSA President
 
 
Career Options Beyond Graduation
Monday April 23, 2007
WSQ217  
Noon to 1:15 P.M.
 
-  Social work as a profession
-  Different options
-  Day-to-day expectations in the career
-  Balancing your professional and personal life
-  Advice
 
Speakers:
Dr. Laurie Drabble
Dr. Peter Lee
Dr. Migdalia Reyes
Professor Amy Weingarten


































 


90 - 2007 Deborah Ann Gregg Memorial Scholarship

 

Attachments: DebGreggScholarship2007.doc

Dear Students,

Please see the attached flyer for the 2007 Deborah Ann Gregg Memorial Scholarship.

Thank you,

School of Social Work

 

89 - Administrative Professionals Week and Day

 

Attachments: Staff Appreciation Week.pdf


Thank You Social Work Staff!
Administrative Professionals Week and Day
April 22nd through April 28th (April 25th)


Please say "hello" and "thank you" to our staff members who help us succeed as faculty and students in our school.

School of Social Work

 


88 - Agency and FI of the Year Awards

 

Attachments: CofCC_2007_Student_Invitation.pdf      2007 FI of the Year.pdf        2007 Agency of the Year.pdf

Dear Students,

The 13th Annual School of Social Work Celebration of Community Connections (formerly known as the Dorothy A. Miller Field Education Symposium, Outstanding Research Project Award Presentation, and Open House Reception) is scheduled for Wednesday May 16th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in our department facilities. 

Please see the following attachments and share this information with your classmates:

1) Invitation to this event; students are welcome to attend
2) Agency of the Year Nomination Form
3) Field Instructor Award Nomination Form

We thank you for your consideration and participation,

MSW Program
School of Social Work
San Jose State University

 


87 - FYI, SPARTANS! Enough is Enough!

 

Attachments: Enough Poster 2.jpg


ATTENTION SJSU STUDENTS AND FACULTY!

There is a problem in the CSU system that needs to be addressed: students are not getting what they need. When students in a public system are not getting their Bachelor's degrees on time or at all because of lack of class offerings, underfunded student services, and poor advising then they are not getting what they need. When I have to go to class with two jackets on because there is no heat in the building my class is in then I am forced to ask myself--what am I paying an extra 10% every year till 2011 for? In a report conducted during the height of the Faculty contract negotiations with the CSU Board of Trustees, it found that the CSU Board has approx. $1.2 Billion in extra funds! So why can't my faculty get their raises? And why do students have to pay more for less? The time to stand up is now!

On WEDNESDAY APRIL 25TH at El Paseo de Cesar Chavez from 12-1:30 , SJSU will shout with 9 other CSU campuses in one voice: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!  The 10 Campuses include: San Jose State, San Francisco State, CSU East Bay, Sacramento State, CalPoly San Luis Obispo, CSU San Bernadino, CSU Long Beach, CSU Northridge, CSU  Dominguez Hills and CSU Los Angeles.  Each campus will be holding student actions including walkouts, rallies, demonstrations, and teach-ins to send a clear message to the CSU Board of Trustees that students are NOT price tags and we demand CHANGE! Whether you are tired of rising student tuition, poor student services, poor advising, lack of classes, large class sizes, or just want some respect then choose one of the following to do:

1. COME TO THE DEMONSTRATION! On Wed. April 25th, SJSU Students and Faculty will be holding a demonstration to showcase the corrupt CSU Board of Trustees.  If you would like to join us and take a stand then please email us back to RSVP. We will provide all participants with an armband, a banner or sign, and a chant sheet. On the morning of the 25th, report to the Open Air Amphitheater approx. 11:30 to receive your gear and further instructions for the demonstration.

2. WEAR RED! If you can't particpate in the event then show your support by coming to school wearing RED. This will show the CSU Board of Trustees that we are united against rising student tuition, poor student services and advising, lack of classes, and large class sizes.

3. Write a letter to the Spartan Daily, the Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, etc. or to our administration. The CSU State-wide Student Actions will be making national headlines and reporters WANT to hear from students. If you choose to write a letter make sure to mention the demonstration and why you are participating in these statewide actions ( i.e. student tuition increases, bad students services, future csu students from your family, executive perks over student instruction, etc.). Our goal is to gain public support, and put pressure on the Board of Trustees to start listening our complaints.
Here is where you can email your letters to:
FREMONT ARGUS: Arguslet@angnewspapers.com
HAYWARD DAILY REVIEW < ttuttle@angnewspapers.com >
LOS ANGELES TIMES: < letters@latimes.com >
OAKLAND TRIBUNE: < ttuttle@angnewspapers.com>
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE: < letters@sfchronicle.com>
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS: < letters@mercurynews.com>
SPARTAN DAILY: < http://www.thespartandaily.com/home/lettertotheeditor/>
President Don Kassing (SJSU) < Don.Kassing@sjsu.edu>







4. SPREAD THE NEWS! Faculty and Students PLEASE talk about the rally in your classes. Even if it is just taking 5 minutes to let others know to wear RED on Wed. April 25th. Faculty bring your classes to the rally! Students bring your friends and classmates! Forward this message to everyone! Attached is a flyer that you will be seeing alot of on campus in the near future. Feel free to print it out and post it anywhere to show your support.  

In Solidarity,
Robert Gutierrez
SJSU Student/CFA Student Intern
studentsforjustice@gmail.com

--
"You can fool some people sometimes, but you can't fool all the people all the time."
--Bob Marley (1945-1981)

 


86 - BAY AREA PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM JOB FAIR, MAY  2ND

 


ATTENTION ALL GRADUATING MSW STUDENTS

BAY AREA PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM JOB FAIR, MAY 2ND MOST BAY AREA COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS AND MANY CONTRACT AGENCIES WILL BE PRESENT

Wednesday, May 2nd, 9:00-Noon
CalState East Bay's Professional Center
1000 Broadway, Suite 109
Oakland, CA

One block from 12th St BART

Students will bring:
Resumes
Questions
& lots of talent!

For more information:
Charley Hodson, LCSW, MHIP Coordinator
SJSU School of Social Work
Reply to: InternProgram@aol.com

 

85 - MSW Grads 2008 and ScWk 298

 

Dear 2008 MSW Graduates, (yes 2 0 0 8),

Many students who will be entering their final year in the MSW Program are anxious about what that experience will be like.  Specifically, most are curious about the Social Work 298 special project.  Below is some basic information about ScWk 298.

1. Success!

95% of our students successfully complete the ScWk 298 project on time.  For those worried about being in the 5%, circumstances do arise that delay completion, but the ScWk 298 faculty will do their best to help you all succeed.

2. Anxiety Management

About 75% of surviving ScWk 298 is anxiety management.  Seek support from your professors and classmates, take care of your health, stay organized, and study your class materials.

3. REVIEW REVIEW REVIEW

Please review your ScWk 240 and 242 materials over the summer, including SPSS.  I AM NOT KIDDING!  The ScWk 298 professors WILL still help you with the major research concepts.  To help us help you, prepare yourself so that we can concentrate on building your skills and improving your ideas rather than on reviewing all the research basics.

4. Enrollment

ScWk 298 is 1 unit in the Fall and 2 units in the Spring, and is only offered on Mondays and Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:45.
 
Students enroll in the ScWk 298 section of their choice. The possible exception to this is that there will be volunteer research assistant positions available where selected applicants will have the opportunity to work on faculty- and department-sponsored projects.  These students will be assigned a particular ScWk 298 section.  These positions and the application process will be announced in early May.

5. Topics and Sequence

Students' ScWk 298 project topics are usually, but not always, consistent with the chosen field of practice (i.e. children, youth and families; aging; school social work; health /mental health).  This is because most students will depend on their field placement and agency for data and support regarding ScWk 298 projects.

A common question is whether students can use their ScWk 240/242 papers as part of the 298.  The answer is "no" and "yes."  Although it is tempting to try and save work by writing a 240/242 proposal that can be used for 298, remember that:

(a) The purpose of 240/242 is to help you understand concepts and proposal writing, often made more applicable, and dare I say enjoyable, when you have the freedom to design a hypothetical study related to your passion to encourage interest in research without concern for actual implementation.  These skills can then be applied towards 298, when you will actually have to propose, implement, and complete a research study.

(b) Since most students do not know what their final-year internship will be, it is premature to select a 298 topic in 240/242.  It might not be feasible, applicable, or allowable according to the agency or 298 instructor.  It is best to wait and receive guidance from the 298 professor and the agency personnel at that time.

(c) Once you find out your placement, you can do some preparation by checking-out possible topics, gathering preliminary library resources, and investigating IRB procedures for your agency.  But again, wait until you are in 298 for consultation and official procedures before you finalize your topic.

6. IRB - Institutional Review Board

Students' ScWk 298 project proposals must be approved by the SJSU IRB BEFORE any data is collected in order to ensure the protection of human subjects.  Although this part of the 298 process can be particularly stressful, again the professors are here to help you over that hurdle.

7. Thesis or Capstone?

ScWk 298 is NOT a thesis, and a thesis project is NOT required in our program.  The ScWk 298 project constitutes the "culminating experience" and "capstone" for the Master of Social Work degree.

8. More Advice?

Some of the best advice about how to manage ScWk 298 will come from your peers completing their projects this year.  Please ask them.

9. Orientation and Questions

I hope you find this information helpful.  There will be a formal ScWk 298 overview in August at the MSW Orientation prior to the start of the Fall 2007 Semester.  The exact date and time are to be announced.

Thank you and best wishes,

Peter

Peter Allen Lee
Research Sequence Chair

 


84 - Annual SWGSA Recognition Award

 

Hi all,

Each year at commencement, the Master of Social Work Program presents an SWGSA Recognition Award to a graduating student who exemplifies leadership, service, and advocacy of student colleagues.  Please vote by printing and returning this ballot at the end of this email.  You may vote by email if this is more convenient for you ( plee4@email.sjsu.edu).

Please return your ballot to Dr. Peter Allen Lee ( plee4@email.sjsu.edu) no later than Tuesday May 1st.
One ballot per student please. 

Thank You!

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Social Work Graduate Student Association
Nominations for 2007 SWGSA Recognition Award

Please return completed ballots to Dr. Peter Allen Lee by TUESDAY MAY 1st.  One ballot per student please.

Please list up to three nominations for the annual SWGSA Recognition Award (in rank by 1st choice, 2nd choice, and 3rd choice).  These nominees should exemplify leadership, service, and advocacy of student colleagues.

1st:     ____________________________________________

2nd:     ____________________________________________

3rd:     ____________________________________________


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83: Applications for the Wiggsy Sivertsen Scholarship

 

Attachments: Scholarship Application 2007.doc      Sivertsen Scholarship Flyer 2007.doc

Hi all,

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Faculty/Staff Association of San José State University is proud to announce a scholarship for students who have demonstrated a commitment to making the University a more open environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.  Applicants may demonstrate their commitment by involvement in a class or a campus organization, by providing campus services, or by participation in research related to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender issues. Scholarships range from $250 to $500.  Please see attachment for details.


Best Regards,

Blanca Escoto
Counseling Services
T: (408) 924-5935
F:  (408) 924-5933
E: < mailto:Blanca.Escoto@sjsu.edu>Blanca.Escoto@sjsu.edu


 


82 - REMINDER IMPORTANT Update; Summer School

 

Hi all,

*** This is a reminder and repeat of message 2007:80 ***

Thank you for your patience and feedback regarding summer school.  We appreciate how you have kept us informed about your situations.

We have received 26 applications for ScWk 232 (summer internship plus the ScWk 222 practice class) and 19 applications for ScWk 222 separate from summer internship.  This means that there are 45 students wanting the summer ScWk 222 section (not including those who have expressed interest in other ways, i.e., student petition).  Originally, the School and Director was only able to offer one section of ScWk 222 during the summer, which cannot hold all 45 students, but due to this interest, we will consider adding a summer ScWk 222 section.  Please note the following so the School can offer this:
1) We are not accepting any more summer internship applications for this year.
2) BY MONDAY APRIL 16th, students who have already submitted an application for ScWk 232 or ScWk 222, please contact me ( plee4@email.sjsu.edu) to confirm your enrollment commitment.
3) Students who are still interested in taking summer ScWk 222, but have NOT submitted an application, please contact me ( plee4@email.sjsu.edu) to confirm your enrollment commitment BY MONDAY APRIL 16th.  Remember that ScWk 220 and ScWk 221 are prerequisites.  Although other courses are not offered, students in need of lightening their load in preparation for their final year should consider summer ScWk 222.  Your enrollment will increase the chances of having an additional section offered this year (see #4 below), and also the chances of your classmates being offered a similar option next year.
4) Due to budget concerns, a minimum of 60 students total must commit to summer ScWk 222 to have that second section offered.  There are 45 now, not counting some of the student petition signers, so we are close.
5) If this minimum is reached, a ScWk 222 section will be ADDED in summer, and a ScWk 222 section REMOVED from Fall 2007, since there will be fewer students needing to take this course in that semester, and that the School needs to budget accordingly.



Please note that your confirmation by MONDAY APRIL 16th is a commitment.  If students reply and then back-out or drop the summer course later, this will endanger not only this year's situation, but also future summer school opportunities.  After we receive the enrollment confirmations, Blanca Tavera or I will update you again next week.

Thank you again, and I hope we can continue to head towards solutions.

Take care,

Peter


Peter Allen Lee
MSW Program Coordinator and Graduate Advisor 408-924-5850 plee4@email.sjsu.edu

 


81 - Pacific Islander Populations and Mental Health Issues


ALL STUDENTS AND FACULTY,

You are invited to attend the following brown bag lunch training seminar co-sponsored by the School of Social Work Mental Health Initiative Program, SJSU Counseling Services, and the SJSU Department of Psychology.

PANEL DISCUSSION: PACIFIC ISLANDER POPULATIONS AND MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES TUESDAY, APRIL 24TH FROM 12-1:30, ALMADEN ROOM IN THE STUDENT UNION

Leafa Tuita Taumoepeau, Community Program Specialist II, San Mateo County Mental Health Department

Ursula-Ann Siataga, Case Manager, Asian American Recovery Services, Inc

Luci Latu, Mental Health Consumer

PLEASE R.S.V.P. SOON TO AUDA RIVERA AT Arivera@casa.sjsu.edu

We look forward to seeing you there!

~ Charley Hodson, LCSW, MHIP Coordinator
    SJSU School of Social Work

 


80 - IMPORTANT Update; Summer School

 

Hi all,

Thank you for your patience and feedback regarding summer school.  We appreciate how you have kept us informed about your situations.

We have received 26 applications for ScWk 232 (summer internship plus the ScWk 222 practice class) and 19 applications for ScWk 222 separate from summer internship.  This means that there are 45 students wanting the summer ScWk 222 section (not including those who have expressed interest in other ways, i.e., student petition).  Originally, the School and Director was only able to offer one section of ScWk 222 during the summer, which cannot hold all 45 students, but due to this interest, we will consider adding a summer ScWk 222 section.  Please note the following so the School can offer this:
1) We are not accepting any more summer internship applications for this year.


2) BY MONDAY APRIL 16th, students who have already submitted an application for ScWk 232 or ScWk 222, please contact me ( plee4@email.sjsu.edu) to confirm your enrollment commitment.


3) Students who are still interested in taking summer ScWk 222, but have NOT submitted an application, please contact me ( plee4@email.sjsu.edu) to confirm your enrollment commitment BY MONDAY APRIL 16th.  Remember that ScWk 220 and ScWk 221 are prerequisites.  Although other courses are not offered, students in need of lightening their load in preparation for their final year should consider summer ScWk 222.  Your enrollment will increase the chances of having an additional section offered this year (see #4 below), and also the chances of your classmates being offered a similar option next year.


4) Due to budget concerns, a minimum of 60 students total must commit to summer ScWk 222 to have that second section offered.  There are 45 now, not counting some of the student petition signers, so we are close.


5) If this minimum is reached, a ScWk 222 section will be ADDED in summer, and a ScWk 222 section REMOVED from Fall 2007, since there will be fewer students needing to take this course in that semester, and that the School needs to budget accordingly.


Please note that your confirmation by MONDAY APRIL 16th is a commitment.  If students reply and then back-out or drop the summer course later, this will endanger not only this year's situation, but also future summer school opportunities.  After we receive the enrollment confirmations, Blanca Tavera or I will update you again next week. 

Thank you again, and I hope we can continue to head towards solutions.

Take care,

Peter


Peter Allen Lee
MSW Program Coordinator and Graduate Advisor
408-924-5850
plee4@email.sjsu.edu




 

79 - SWGSA Brown Bag Seminars

 

Attachments: flyer one.doc      flyer two.doc


SWGSA Presents Two Brown Bag Seminars


Licensing: Everything you wanted to know about!
Monday, April 16, 2007
WSQ 217
Noon to 1:15 P.M.


-  How to prepare
-  Different options
-  Expectations
-  Licensing
-  Balancing your professional and personal life
-  List of Resources
 
Speaker:  Professor Barry Goldman-Hall, MSW, LCSW





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Career Options Beyond Graduation
Monday April 23, 2007
WSQ217  
Noon to 1:15 P.M.

-  Social work as a profession
-  Different options
-  Day-to-day expectations in the career
-  Balancing your professional and personal life
-  Advice
 
Speakers:
Dr. Laurie Drabble
Dr. Peter Lee
Dr. Migdalia Reyes
Professor Amy Weingarten









See you there!
SWGSA

 

78 - Save the Date, May 16th Celebration of Community  Connections

 

Attachments: CofCC_2007_Student_Invitation.pdf

Dear Students,

The 13th Annual School of Social Work Celebration of Community Connections (formerly known as the Dorothy A. Miller Field Education Symposium, Outstanding Research Project Award Presentation, and Open House Reception) is scheduled for Wednesday May 16th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in our department facilities.  Additional information will be sent soon.  Please share this information with your classmates. As part of this event, students have the opportunity to nominate their Field Instructors for the Outstanding Field nstructor Award.  The nomination form will be available soon.

Thanks,

C of CC Committee
MSW Program

 


77 - Clarification - MSW Program Summer Schedule

 

Hi all,

Just to clarify, decisions on which students can enroll and distribution of add codes for summer session ScWk 222 and ScWk 232 have not occurred yet.  The Field Director and I were waiting until the April 5th deadline to collect all the forms and petitions from interested students.  We will be sending out information this coming week.

Thank you for your patience,

Peter


Peter Allen Lee
MSW Program Coordinator and Graduate Advisor 408-924-5850 plee4@email.sjsu.edu

 


76 - SWGSA Brown Bag Seminars (Save the Dates)

 


SAVE THE DATES!

SWGSA presents two "Brown Bag Seminars"

Join us:

Licensing: Everything you wanted to know about!
Monday April 16, 2007
Noon to 1:15 PM in WSQ 217 (Social Work Office Conference Room)

Career Options Beyond Graduation
Monday April 23, 2007
Noon to 1:15 PM in WSQ 217 (Social Work Office Conference Room)

See you there!
SWGSA

 

75 - MSW Program Summer Schedule

 

Attachments: SUMMER 20072.doc


Hi all,
 
Attached is the basic information regarding summer classes.  Only ScWk 222 and ScWk 232 are able to be offered, and both need instructor approval gained via the summer course application process.  If you are interested in these classes, please complete the forms as directed in previous MSW Mail messages by April 5th.

The School, Director, and I would also like to thank you students who have expressed concerns and have advocated for yourselves in a professional and respectful manner.  I have received a few individual and group email messages, and a petition regarding summer school.  You have made your points well and we hope that you will continue to provide feedback and suggestions.  I have shared the background and reasoning behind the summer school decisions with a few of you who have asked, and will share this information with you all here in this email:
1) The School recognizes that we have areas of growth to address in order to improve our program.  In continuing our full-time and 3-year programs, with current possibilities of students extending to 3, 4, and sometime 5 years with modified curriculum plans, we are offering a few viable options for those who have difficulty taking a full load of classes.  Although a greater offering of summer school classes is currently financially infeasible, students might still consider pacing themselves through an extension of their program.  Also, consider applying for the ScWk 222 class so at least there is a chance for a one course reduction.

2) The current reality is that SJSU and CSU system does not make it financially feasible for our programs (social work and others) to offer a full array of summer classes.  Unfortunately, the way the CSU and SJSU finances work is that summer classes are much more expensive to offer compared to Fall/Spring courses, even when enrollment meets a minimum. We lose several thousands of dollars annually that are needed to even maintain our current, regular class offerings. This is a disincentive for many programs like ours, and until the university makes it more financially feasible, we cannot help but limit the courses we offer.  Deciding on summer was very difficult, and even keeping summer internship was a stretch, but we felt this commitment to help 3-year (part-time) students was important, who rely more so on summer internship.


3) Petitions and surveys are helpful in gauging student interest.  The School and Director might consider additional summer courses if there is a guaranteed minimal enrollment of 24 students for each class offered.  We have tried offering several summer classes in the past, but initial interest from students did not fully translate into committed, sizable summer enrollment for most of these courses.  In the past two years, the School and Director have graciously retained minimally-enrolled sections in order to honor our commitment to those students, although it was a huge financial liability.  In light of fiscal responsibility, we simply cannot continue to do this.


4) Some of you have volunteered suggestions for financial and budgetary options.  Our Director, Alice Hines, as well as other school and department heads, are working extremely hard behind the scenes to fight for solutions like these.  She and others are in many battles daily to maintain and promote our School and our noble profession.  She and our administration are facing very difficult bureaucratic and systemic policies and issues.  Regardless, our School and faculty are trying their best, and we will continue to build and promote our strengths while slowly, but surely, tackling our areas needing improvement.
We can appreciate some of the frustration and disappointment students have in their experiences here.  We cannot promise solutions that will immediately benefit you all, but we are dedicated to a path towards advancing excellence in our School.  Please continue to seek the benefits from the faculty, training, and opportunities available to you now.

Students' willingness to communicate with us is a positive.  Please continue to give us constructive feedback and concrete suggestions.  SWGSA and faculty advisors are also available for support and as avenues to promote communication.  And, feel free to contact me if you have additional questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Peter

Peter Allen Lee
MSW Program Coordinator and Graduate Advisor
408-924-5850
plee4@email.sjsu.edu

 


74 - Roommates for Lobby Days


Looking for Roommates for Lobby Days?

NASW has reserved a block of four 4-person rooms for Lobby Days for people looking to share expenses. The sixteen spots are available for the first sixteen who respond to the poll at the San Jose Unit's Yahoo! Group. If you have not yet joined the group, you may do so at the following URL and following the directions. After you join, then click on polls.
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/naswca_san_jose/

I look forward to seeing you all at Lobby Days!

Laura Vroman
LVroman1@yahoo.com

 

73 - Update - Bertha Kalm Scholarship Award

 

Attachments: BerthaKalm.callltr2007.doc      AdmissionApplicationpartB.xls


Hi all,

MSW Mail Message 2007:68 was about the Bertha Kalm Scholarship Award.

According to SJSU, this scholarship is for first year candidates for the master's degree at SJSU (those of you who started the MSW Program in Fall 2006).  Although, graduate coordinators are supposed to send forward the names and supporting information of an applicant who began the program in Fall 2006 or Spring 2007, I am asking for students to take initiative in indicating their interest and sending requested materials to the School of Social Work though me.  This information from interested students will be evaluated by faculty, and a single nomination will be forwarded to Graduate Studies.

If you are qualified and interested, please do the following:

I must receive your materials no later than FRIDAY APRIL 13th

1) Send me (Peter Allen Lee) an email or letter as to your interest: plee4@email.sjsu.edu.
2) Attach a current resume
3) Attach a personal statement (750 words or less).  Your statement will be evaluated according to how well you explain:
A) The quality of scholarship that has established your eligibility for admission to the MSW Program
B) Your explanation of goals to be achieved by the master's degree
C) Your explanation of potential success in the MSW Program and the social work profession
D) How this scholarship will benefit you
E) Your explanation of financial need
The quality of your writing will also be considered.
To complete the selected candidate's application, the School will provide Part B of your MSW application, your undergraduate transcripts, and a letter of support indicating potential success.
 
Thank you,









Peter


Peter Allen Lee
MSW Program Coordinator

 


72 - Campus Community Memo Regarding Memorial Service for  Dean Sagatun-Edwards

 

Attachments: 04.04.07 campuscommunity_inger2.pdf


Good Afternoon,
 
Attached you will find a pdf file of the memo sent out today to the campus community with regard to the memorial service for Dean Sagatun-Edwards.  We are asking that you please post and/or distribute for those persons Ð faculty, staff and students - who would be interested in attending the services. 
 
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
 
Monica Garcia
Administrative Assistant to the Provost
Office of the Provost
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0020
Phone: 408-924-2403
Fax: 408-924-2410
Email: monica.garcia@sjsu.edu













 

71 - Voices of SJSU documentary to air on KTEH Thursday  Night, April 5, 2007, 10:00 PM


"Voices of San Jose State University", a new documentary by Bob Gliner (Sociology)

This documentary highlights the history and challenges facing SJSU as it celebrates its150th anniversary. Please tune your televisions on Thursday night, April 5, at 10 pm to Silicon Valley's PBS station KTEH (cable channel 10 throughout the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas).

 


70 - Memorial Service and Jacques Lecture

 

Attachments: Cheryl_Jacques.pdf      CASADayFlyer3.doc

Hello all,

Today's San Jose Mercury News contains a wonderful article about Inger Sagatun-Edwards.  It starts on the front page of the B Section.
 
A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 9th, at 4 pm in Stanford Memorial Church. 
 
In addition, Inger will be honored Monday at the lecture by Cheryl Jacques.  We felt that since the CASA Day project was initiated and fostered by Inger, it would honor her to hold the event despite the conflict with the service at Stanford.  She was such a fighter for CASA and fostering a future of inclusive excellence (the theme of CASA Days) would be one way to honor her memory.  There is a reception prior to the lecture from 5 to 6 pm in the University room and the lecture starts at 6:30 pm in MLK Library room 225.  This event is open to SJSU faculty, students, staff and the general public.
 
Carol Christensen
Special Consultant
College of Applied Sciences and Arts
San Jose State University







 


69 - Dean Inger Sagatun-Edwards

 

To BASW and MSW Students:

It is my sad duty to report that our Dean, Inger Sagatun-Edwards, Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, passed away on Monday afternoon, after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer two months ago. Dean Sagatun-Edwards came to SJSU as a faculty member in 1975, was chair of the department of Justice Studies for 12 years and was named Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts in July 2005. An outstanding member of our campus community, she will be greatly missed by students, as well as her many colleagues and friends. Please keep her family and loved ones in your hearts.

Alice Hines
Director
 

 

68 - Bertha Kalm Scholarship Award Announcement Letter

 

Attachments:  BerthaKalmcalltr2007.doc      AdmissionApplicationpartB.xls

Dear Students,

Please see attached regarding this year's Bertha Kalm Scholarship Awards.  Also attached is a blank Part B form.  The deadline to submit applications/documents to the Graduate Studies & Research Office is Monday, April 23, 2007.

 


67 - Congressional Aide Job Announcement

 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Ð 3/26/07

District Office of Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren

Job Title:         Congressional Aide

Description:    The Congressional Aide acts as  administrative support
staff to the Office of Congresswoman Lofgren. Duties to include: heavy phones, assisting constituents, case work, research and referral, filing and general duties as assigned. Knowledge of city and county social service organizations is important. Knowledge of immigration issues desirable.

Computer literacy mandatory/PDA access a plus. Excellent writing skills and communication skills a must.  Either has a degree or working on a Bachelor's Degree in Business, Communications, or Public Administration preferred.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to:
Sandra Soto, Chief of Staff  Sandra.soto@mail.house.gov No phone calls accepted

Office of Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren
635 No. First Street Ð Su. B
San Jose,  CA  95112

Start Date: Position Available Now
Salary: $26-$34K depending upon experience
                                               

 

66 - Diversity Definition or Description

 

Dear Students,

The School and our College encourage you to drop by the School of Social Work office to write your definitions of diversity on the easel in the hallway. The definitions will be forwarded to CASA and included in the CASA Day activities to be held next week. The easels will be up during the week of April 2nd.

Thank you for your help with this.

 


65 - Reminder: CASA Days (Celebrating Inclusive  Excellence)

 

Attachment: CASA Day Flyer.doc

 

COLLEGE OF APPLIED SCIENCES & ARTS PRESENTS

CASA DAYS on APRIL 9 AND 10

CELEBRATING INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE

FREE and OPEN TO ALL PARTICIPANTS

PROGRAM

APRIL 9 (meet in MLK Room 225)

1830-2000     Diversity Lecture by Cheryl Jacques, National leader in the gay civil rights movement

APRIL 10 (meet in MLK Room 225)

0830-0930     Continental Breakfast, Welcome and Discussion of Diversity
0930-0945     Break
0945-1045     Student Panel: Experiences (good and bad) in Inclusive Excellence and Diversity
1045-1100     Break
1100-1200     Faculty Panel: Best Practices in Inclusive Excellence on
Departments and Schools in CASA
1200-1330     BBQ (at the BBQ pits near CCB, cost $2)
1400-1500     Panel: Your career in the New Age: Secrets to Lifelong
Success (Almaden Room)






Join us in all or part of the events celebrating the diversity of CASA