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Social Work Professor Sandra Kopels, Recipient of the Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching
Since 1990, Professor Sandra Kopels has taught Social Work and the Law an astonishing 91 times, reaching over 2,450 MSW students. She has made the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent all 91 times. Professor Kopels brings complicated concepts to life though humor and a deep appreciation of the law and it's impact on social work practice. As a student said, she "teaches from the heart, using humor as a vehicle through which she is able to teach and inspire." Her peers explain her teaching as a process of rediscovery of the material for each class and each new student.
Seeking Alumni Guest Columnists
Check your mail! If you have not already received it, you should be getting the School's redesigned newsletter in your mailbox. This new and improved format will allow each issue to focus on a unique social problem or topic, within its pages you will learn what our faculty, students, and alumni are doing to address this topic in their research and practice.
View the Winter 2013 edition of The Column.
We are seeking an alumni guest columnist for each upcoming issue. If you would like to participate as a columnist or if there is an area of interest you would like The Column to focus on, contact Meredith Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 SSWR Conference Presentations
School of Social Work faculty and students presented at the 2013 Society of Social Work and Research (SSWR) Annual Conference in San Diego, CA on January 16-20. Read more here.
Get Your SSW T-Shirt
Show your U of I Social Work pride by sporting the newest SSW T-shirt! Click this link for more information.
Letter Press Art Available for Purchase at 1/2 Price
A limited number of custom letter press art prints created by Champaign’s own Living Letter Press are currently available for purchase. These pieces were the result of a contest hosted by the School in which students, alumni, and faculty submitted quotes that they felt embodied the spirit of social work.
Additionally, a limited number of greeting card sets based on these designs are available for purchase. All funds raised from the sale of these prints and greeting cards will support future art installations at the School. Click here for more information.
Focus on Field Placement
To support students and the agencies and clients they serve during their internship, we have launched the “Fund for Field” initiative. The goal of the fund is to provide all students with a partial or full scholarship during this critical phase of their education.
Watch a video and learn more about our students in field placement.
Learn more about supporting field placement through the Fund for Field.
SSWAA is Seeking Applications for Board
Board members are selected based on their interest and dedication to the School of Social Work and its students. Board members serve no more than two (2) consecutive three-year terms.
If you are interested in joining the SSWAA Board of Directors or know of someone you think would be great for this position, please complete this nomination form.
Contact Meredith Olson, Assitant Director for Advancement, for additional information at 217-244-4854.