Weekly 10 point of Karen Bensen

GSA’s 10 pts – 4/5/12

(okay, really just 5 plus a lot of upcoming events)

  1. DU’s GSSW Buy, Sell, Swap Textbooks!  Go to the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/180166032135/
  2. Attn graduating students!!  Nominations of ideas for class gift, class quote and faculty speaker for the 2012 GSSW Recognition Ceremony are now being sought.  Go to http://gssw.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8GGoZ52iC8uH3Vi to make your nominations.
  3. GSSW T-Shirts – Thanks for your input on the words that you want included in the new GSSW t-shirt
  4. Watch for more info soon about purchasing the new shirts!
  5. The Clothesline Project at GSSWDesign a t-shirt April 9-13 in room 211 in Craig Hall

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, the Gender Violence Education and Support Services Office will be holding the Clothesline Project on the DU campus. The Clothesline Project is a program that helps address the issue of violence, especially sexual assault and domestic violence. It is a vehicle for survivors, family, and friends affected by gender violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. The shirts are hung on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence in our community.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact GVESS at gvess@du.edu or 303-871-3853.

  1. Upcoming Events
  • Faith, Religion, Spirituality & Social Work Event – April 4 CANCELLED until further notice
  • “Job Search Brown Bag Series: Loan Repayment”  Presented by: Jennifer Quinn, Assistant Director for Graduate Student Aid, April 9th, 11:00 am – Noon, Room 448
  • White Privilege Conference GSSW Participant sharing – April 10th, evening. Details are forthcoming. GSSW students who attended the White Privilege Conference in Albuquerque this past week will share their experiences and learnings.
  • Lecture Series – Fred M. Ssewamala, PhD speaking on “ Impact of Economic Empowerment Programs on Health and Educational Outcomes of Orphaned and Vulnerable Children:  Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa”– April 10, 11am-noon, Community Room. To register, visit www.du.edu/socialwork and click on “Upcoming Events”
  • Town Hall Meeting with the Dean and Assoc Dean– April 12th, 11-11:50am, Room 484. Come meet with James Herbert Williams and Jean East and share your experience and concerns with GSSW.
  • GSSW Community BINGO Night – April 15, 5-7 pm, Community Room. Bring your partners, children, grandparents, friends . . . and have some old fashioned fun playing BINGO (with prizes!). Pizza will be served.  RSVP at http://gssw.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eA8GbhxWAgDQhZq by April 14th.
  • Denver Psychoanalytic Society Case Study:  A daughter’s struggle with her mother’s pessimism and fears of separation. Presented by Cindy Brody. Monday April 16, 11-11:50am, room 284. FREE Pizza!!
  • “Job Search Brown Bag Series: Licensure A-Z” Presented by: Renee Rivera, Exec Dir, NASW -Colorado Chapter.  April 17th, 11:00 am – Noon, Community Room
  • Government and Non-profit Career and Internship Fair – April 18, 2-5pm, Gates Field House (Ritchie Center at DU). There will be social work type jobs available. Contact the DU Career Center for details.
  • Through the Glass: A New Lens for Person-in-Environment  Sponsored by ECO Conscious, Through the Glass is a participatory learning process and event that strives to engage GSSW students, faculty, and staff with the natural and physical environment. Students, faculty and staff may submit a photonarrative to kristi.roybal@gmail.com by Wednesday, April 11. The photograph can be old or current and should reflect your engagement with the environment. Please include a brief narrative reflection on your experience/photo and a title. The event will be held on Wednesday, April18 from 6:00-8:30pm, and it will allow students, faculty and staff to participate in a photonarrative exhibition and dialogue about the role of the natural and physical environment in social work theory and practice. RSVP: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/K9YMT9B
  • Clinical Society Brown Bag: “Terminating With Your Clients” Presented by: Ruth Neubauer, LCSW. Thursday April 19th, 11-11:50, room 284, FREE pizza!
  • “Job Search Brown Bag Series: Interviewing for a Job” Presented by Carly Einstein, Assistant Director, Graduate Career Services. 2 Sessions – April 24th, and April 30th, (registration required), Room 484
  • 2nd Annual Kick it for Kenya 5k Run/Walk that benefits a school for young women in Kibera, Kenya called the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy.   Register for the Race – Prizes will be given out to various teams, so maybe we can have a Faculty Team and a Staff Team? Or register as an individual runner and invite friends and family! Register at: www.kickitforkenya.com. Date: Sunday May 13th, 2012. Location: Sloan’s Lake Park, Denver CO,  Sheridan Blvd & W 17th Ave Denver, CO 80219
  • Social Justice and the Arts – May 4, 6:30, in the Craig Hall Community Room “Café”.  Dinner served.  Join Jeff Jenson (GSSW faculty) and his host band for an evening of music, poetry, dance and other arts, all related to social justice.  To rsvp for the event and to sign up to share your social justice art, go to  http://gssw.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eCHdGNdnsW2gYNC by April 27th!

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