DSW News

St. Kate's - St. Thomas School of Social Work faculty 2017-18

Faculty news, publications, presentations and honors in Summer/Fall 2017
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Si Yo Puedo

Pauline Oo, St. Kate's Newswire

Associate professor Catherine Marrs Fuchsel recently published Sí, Yo Puedo, a step-by-step program to aid bilingual Spanish-English mental health professionals in their work with immigrant women who have been domestically assaulted. Newswire article»

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DSW Student Professional Notes

DSW student publications and presentations
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NASW MN Town Hall 2017

"Policy Impacts on Social Work Practice" brought together legislators and social workers to talk about the policies that most affect the clients we serve
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Dr. Catherine Marrs Fuchsel's book, Si, You Puedo (Yes I can) is now available through Oxford University Press

Dr. Catherine Marrs Fuchsel's empowerment program for immigrant latina women in group settings available now through Oxford University Press
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CSWE APM Presentations, 2017 Dallas

The SSW had a strong showing at the Council on Social Work Education 63rd Annual Program Meeting, Oct. 19-22, in Dallas, TX. Check out our faculty, student and alumni presentations.
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Brenda Mack, DSW class of 2020, to receive MACMH Outstanding Service award

Brenda Mack, DSW '20, one of 3 being recognized by MACMH for significant, positive influence in the lives of children with mental health needs
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2017 NASW-MN letter to social workers, Associate Professor and NASW-MN President, Jessica Toft

Associate Professor Jessica Toft, NASW-MN President, responds to Pres. Trump's remarks in the aftermath of the Charlottesville violence in open letter to all social workers
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Laura Escobar Ratliff, DSW '18, recipient of 2017-2018 CSWE Minority Doctoral Fellowship

Laura Escobar-Ratliff, DSW Cohort 2, has been awarded the CSWE Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) doctoral fellowship award for 2017-18
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Susan Schmidt DSW 2017 publishes research in Encyclopedia of Social Work

Susan Schmidt Contributed "Special Immigrant Juvenile Status " - check it out!
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2017 DSW Cohort 4 Orientation

Members of cohorts 2, 3 & 4 of the St. Kate's - St. Thomas DSW program wrap up two-week summer residency at St. Thomas
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DSW cohort 1 graduates, excerpt from spring 2017 Perspectives newsletter

Meet the first class of St. Kate's - St. Thomas DSW graduates
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Dean Barbara Shank pictured with boxing gloves, preparing for Round 2

Jordan Osterman '11

Dean Shank's 40 years of service and leadership in the School of Social Work is highlighted in this St. Thomas Magazine article.

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Spring 2017 DSW Student Scholarship
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spring 2017 SSW faculty

Faculty news, publications, presentations and honors in Winter/Spring 2017
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Dean Barbara W Shank receives the University of St. Thomas Distinguished Service Award from President Julie Sullivan at Graduate Commencement Ceremony May 20, 2017

St. Thomas Newsroom

Dr. Barbara Shank, who is retiring as dean of the School of Social Work at St. Thomas and St. Catherine, received the St. Thomas Distinguished Service Award Saturday at graduate commencement exercises.

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School of Social Work 2017-18 Incoming Faculty Leadership Team

Join us in congratulating our new program leadership team effective in the 2017-18 academic year: Dr. Katharine Hill - BSW; Dr. Kari Fletcher - MSW; Dr. Catherine Marrs Fuchsel - DSW; Dr. Corrine Carvalho - Interim Dean
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Terri Klemm DSW '18, speaks at Social Work Day at the UN on environmental justice

Terri Klemm DSW '18, presented at the UN on April 17 in support of the theme, Promoting Community & Environmental Sustainability
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St. Thomas Newsroom

Dr. Carvalho currently serves as executive adviser to the president at the University of St. Thomas. She is also the proud parent of a St. Kate's - St. Thomas BSW graduate.

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University of St. Thomas named a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U

Jordan Osterman '11

The University of St. Thomas has received the distinctive honor of being named a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U, a global consortium working to inspire a culture of social innovation in higher education. St. Thomas becomes the first in MN and the 40th Changemaker Campus in the consortium.

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Kingsley Chigbu shares expertise in article about UN and starvation

Assistant Professor Kingsley Chigbu granted an interview on the United Nations and the problem of starvation affecting more than 20 million people across the globe
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School of Social Work Dean Barbara Shank listens to a speech during Jullie Sullivan's inauguration in 2013. (Photo by Mike Ekern '02)

St. Thomas Newsroom

Yesterday, Dean Barbara Shank announced her intention to step down as Dean at the end of the spring semester.  We hope you will join us in congratulating her and wishing her the best in her “retirement” (because we all know she will continue to contribute to the School and the profession for many, many years to come)!

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St. Kate's - St. Thomas Doctorate in Social Work cohort 3 during 2016 summer residency

Dr. Carol Kuechler for fall 2016 Perspectives newsletter
Updates from the DSW program director as published in the fall 2016 newsletter
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St. Catherine University - University of St. Thomas School of Social Work Dean Barbara Shank

Dean Barbara Shank elected Secretary of IASSW and participated in two international conferences this fall
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Terri Klemm, DSW '18, named NASW-NJ Social Worker of the Year

Congratulations to Terri Klemm, DSW Cohort 2!
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The St. Kate's - St. Thomas School of Social Work Welcomes Dr. Kingsley Chigbu

Dr. Chigbu joined the St. Kate's - St. Thomas SSW faculty this fall. Here, he shares a bit about himself.
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Laura Escobar-Ratliff, DSW Cohort 2, has been awarded a CSWE Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) doctoral fellowship award for 2016-2017
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Rebecca has been employed with BSU since 2014 as a fixed-term faculty member and prior to that served as an Adjunct since 2010.  As Assistant Professor of Social Work she will serve as the Director of Field Education and teach macro social work practice courses.

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2016 DSW orientation

Members of cohorts 1, 2 & 3 of the St. Kate's - St. Thomas DSW program wrap up two-week summer residency at St. Thomas
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Susan Schmidt, DSW class of 2017, has accepted a position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Work at Luther College in Iowa.  Congratulations Susan!

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Sky has been appointed as an Assistant Professor in the MSW program at Mankato State starting in fall 2016.

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Two DSW students earn California State University fellowship

Stephanie Grant and Will Wong Awarded CSU Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program Fellowship
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2016 Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women awards to BSW student, Amy Tudor, and DSW student, Amanda Greubel

Two social work students received awards from the Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women at St. Kate's at its annual Awards Celebration on April 20
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Dr. Barbara Shank, Dean and Professor of the St. Catherine University - University of St. Thomas School of Social Work

The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors will honor 2016 award recipients at the BPD Annual Banquet on April 2
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Four School of Social Work Faculty Received Tenure in 2016: Dr. Kari Fletcher, Dr. Ande Nesmith, Dr. Lance Peterson, and Dr. Pa Der Vang

Congratulations to Dr. Kari Fletcher, Dr. Ande Nesmsith, Dr. Lance Peterson, and Dr. Pa Der Vang!
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Cohorts 1 and 2 of the St. Kate's - St. Thomas DSW program during 2015 summer residency at the University of St. Thomas

Members of cohorts 1 & 2 of the St. Kate's - St. Thomas DSW program wrap up their two-week residency at St. Thomas
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DSW students and faculty participate in first social work distance education conference in Indiana

Carol Kuechler, PhD, DSW program director
DSW students and faculty participate in first Social Work Distance Education Conference
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DSW student Will Wong, co-producer of Wednesday's Child

Will Wong, MSW, DSW class of 2017
Media-based Adoption Recruitment Allows Children to Present Themselves and their Dreams to Potential Forever Families
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Program organizers Mary Tinucci (School of Social Work) and Geri Chavis (English Department)

Kathleen Hiniker, MSW ’02
April 8 program featuring Richard Gold, founder of Pongo Teen Writing Project
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Image of Doctorate in Social Work Cohort 1

Cohort 1 of our Doctorate in Social Work program completes its first on-campus residency
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Doctorate in Social Work: Education as Practice

Press release announcing 2014 launch of St. Kate's - St. Thomas Doctorate in Social Work: Education as Practice
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