Monday, September 28, 2009

September 30, 2009

www.fordham.edu/gss


Announcements

Here’s what’s happening, A to Z. Details on all announcements are located on the ground-floor and main-level bulletin boards.

**Candidate-for-degree cards are past due for all students who complete their MSW requirements at the end of fall semester 2009. Please contact Polly Kaplan (pokaplan@fordham.edu) immediately if you are a February 2010 graduate.**

*APA Workshops-October 3 at 12:40 p.m. Sign up on the ground floor bulletin board. Limit 20 students per session.

*Association of Black Social Workers Meeting – October 24, 12:40 p.m., room 142. All welcome.

*Supporting Families through Separation or Divorce: Legal Options and Parenting Issues, October 8, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. $30 for students

Continuing Education offerings at Fordham Westchester – Check the bulletin boards for additional information of the following workshops.

*Creative Arts Therapy – Music, Dance, Poetry and Journal Therapy, October 4, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., $40 for students

*Creative Arts Therapy – Psychodrama and Art Therapy, October 18, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., $40 for students.

*Homelessness Workshop – 10-22, room 230, 12:40-1:40 p.m.

*Bereavment Work with Children Workshop- 10-10, room G11, 12:40-1:40 p.m.

*Student Congress – Fall meetings for delegates are October 6, 8 and 10 at 12:40 p.m., room 120. Congress is composed of 1 to 3 students from each integrative seminar. Please consider volunteering.

*Writing services – Writing consultant is Jacqueline McKnight (jmckcsw@aol.com). Writing handbooks ($10) and a complete list of services are available in 106A.



This Week at GSS

9-28 Normal operating day.

9-29 Returning Students Forum, RM. 137, 12:40 p.m.

9-30 Advanced Year Integrated Seminar 9:30-11:30 a.m. / 5:30-7:30 p.m.

10-01 Returning Students Forum, RM. 137, 12:40 p.m.

Undoing Racism Workshop, 6-8 p.m.

10-02 Undoing Racism Workshop, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

10-03 APA Workshop (must sign up on ground floor bulletin board), Library, 12:40 p.m.

Important Reminders/Deadlines

*Parking permits – Secure your parking permit registration at the security desk. Upon completion, submit to security office, room 143, with car registration and student ID. Fee is $100 per year.

*Student ID cards are delivered to Henry Davis, room 106A, if you mailed your photo to Fordham. Otherwise, visit room 13G on the ground level to secure your card.

Community Events

*Sacred Text for Stressful Times: Interfaith Panel & Discussion-Thursday, Oct. 8th 7-8:30 p.m. at Fordham Westchester Campus. Please RSVP at cmwest@fordham.edu.

*Fordham University Graduate Student Retreat- Oct. 9-11 (Fri. early evening to Sun. noon). Location: Fordham's Retreat House, Goshen, N.Y. Cost: $50.00. Make checks payable to Fordham University Campus Ministry. Sign-up located in Westchester Campus Ministry Office room 133. Registration no later than Oct. 5th, 2009. Questions in care of Carol Gibney, (914) 367-3420 or cgibney@fordham.edu.

*Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2009 Walk- The Office of Campus Ministry is sponsoring a Fordham Westchester Team. To sign up, go to the Campus Ministry Bulletin Board outside of cafe. All are welcome! Contact: Carol Gibney, cgibney@fordham.edu

*NASW & the League of Women Voters of Westchester present "Health Care Issues: Urgent Issues, Critical Information" - A discussion on health care reform proposals & health care costs. Speakers: Mark Hannay, Dir. NY Metro Health Care for All Campaign, Mary Beth Morrissey, MPH, Health Care Attorney, Fordham Ravazzin Center on Aging. Date: Monday, October 19th, 2009. Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Place: New York Presbyterian Hospital-Main Bldg., 21 Bloomingdale Rd., White Plains, N.Y., 10605 (at Maple Ave.). For additional info: (914) 367-3100.

*Non-Profit /Government Careers & Internships Fair- Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, 3-6 p.m., Baruch College, 55 Lexington Ave., (24th St.), 14th Fl. Workshops at the fair are first come, first serve basis. Workshop #1: How to Apply for Federal Jobs, 3:30/5:00 p.m., Workshop #2: Careers with the State Department, 4:15/5:45 p.m. This fair is exclusively for graduate-level students & alumni. Find jobs & internships with non-profit city, state, & federal agencies. Over 30 attending agencies. No RSVP needed. Must wear business attire & submit a resume at the door for entry.

Student to Student

Do you have an announcement for other students; something to buy, sell, exchange; a group or activity you want to organize? Please e-mail your announcement to Henry Davis (hdavis8@fordham.edu) for posting.

*Returning Students’ Support Group – Have you been out of school for a long time, and would you like support from other students who are returning to school after a long gap since being in school? This group was suggested by a 2009 graduate, Meghan Longerhan, who is now willing to help other students organize a group. Carol Gibney, Associate Director of Campus Ministry, will also help. Please sign up on the ground-floor bulletin board if you are interested. The next meeting will be held on 10-01, starting at 12:40 p.m. in RM. 137.

*Students for Social Justice – Please sign up if you are interested in the student interest and social action group. Anne Treantafeles will help convene this group on both Thursdays and Saturdays.

Career Services/Licensing

Benay Lindenauer, Director of Career Services – lindenauer@fordham.edu, 212-636-7639.

Friday, September 11, 2009

September 12, 2009- First day of Saturday classes





This Week at GSS

9-15

Advanced-year classes
Information session for prospective students, room 116, 6:00 p.m.
(current students are welcome)

9-16

Advanced-year integrative seminars, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Advanced-year integrative seminars, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Coffee and cookies available outside room 141

NASW Westchester Division monthly meeting: The Benefits of Membership,
5:30 to 7:30 p.m., room 116. Students welcome.

9-17

Foundation-year classes
Dean Peter B. Vaughan visits, afternoon

9-18

Rosh Hashanah
Saturday classes for foundation and advanced-year students


Important Reminders/Deadlines

September 18 – If this is your last semester and you are a February graduate, you must submit a candidate-for-degree card by this date. Pick up the card in room 101 and return it to Dean Edwards.

Student to Student

RETURNING STUDENTS' FORUM -- Are you returning to school after being away from classroom education for a long time? Are you changing careers? This forum is for students wanting support and guidance in bridging years of past work experience, stay-at-home responsibilities, and/or volunteerism with current academic demands and their futures as professional social workers. Organizing meetings will be Saturday, September 26; Tuesday, September 29; and Thursday, October 1 at 12:40 p.m. in room 137. All interested, please sign up on the ground-floor bulletin board.


Career Services/Licensing

Benay Lindenauer, Director of Career Services, will be on campus Saturday, September 26. She will facilitate the Returning Students’ Forum at 12:40 p.m.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Welcome GSS Students!

www.fordham.edu/gss


Welcome to GSS News & Views! Check in regularly, and feel free to contact any GSS staff member for support. Here is how you find us.

Henry Davis, Assistant to the Dean/Faculty and Student Services
(hdavis8@fordham.edu; 914-367-3101)

Jane Edwards, Assistant Dean
(jedwards@fordham.edu; 914-367-3100)

Phyllis Gillians, Assistant to the Dean/Student Programs
(gillians@fordham.edu; 914-367-3102)

Aida Lau, Academic Administrator
(alau@fordham.edu; 914-367-31040

Anne Treantafeles, Executive Secretary
(atreantafele@fordham.edu; 914-367-3108)

Field Practicum staff – Vincenza Corcoran, Associate Director (914-367-3107; Corcoran@fordham.edu), and Gail Davenport, Assistant Director (914-367-3109; gdavenport@fordham.edu).



Announcements

Here’s what’s happening, A to Z. Details on all announcements are located on the ground-floor and main-level bulletin boards.

APA Workshops are scheduled for September 15, 17, 19, 24, 26 and October 3 at 12:40 p.m. Sign up on the ground floor bulletin board. Limit 20 students per session.

Association of Black Social Workers Meeting – September 26, 12:40 p.m., room 142. All welcome.

Continuing Education offerings at Fordham Westchester – Check the bulletin boards for additional information of the following workshops.

*The Essence of Gestalt, 9-27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., $80 for students

*Supporting Families through Separation or Divorce: Legal Options and Parenting Issues, October 8, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. $30 for students

*Creative Arts Therapy – Music, Dance, Poetry and Journal Therapy, October 4, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., $40 for students
Creative Arts Therapy – Psychodrama and Art Therapy, October 18, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., $40 for students.

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Workshop – 9-24, room 230.

Homelessness Workshop – 9-29, room 230.

Parking permits – Secure your parking permit registration at the security desk. Upon completion, submit to security office, room 143, with car registration and student ID. Fee is $100 per year.

Student Congress – Fall meetings for delegates are October 6, 8 and 10 at 12:40 p.m., room 120. Congress is composed of 1 to 3 students from each integrative seminar. Please consider volunteering.

Student ID cards are delivered to Henry Davis, room 106A, if you mailed your photo to Fordham. Otherwise, visit room 13G on the ground level to secure your card.

Writing services – Writing consultant is Jacqueline McKnight (jmckcsw@aol.com). Writing handbooks ($10) and a complete list of services are available in 106A.


This Week at GSS


9-1 Tuesday classes start

9-2 New Student Orientation, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rooms 228 and 230

9-3 Thursday classes start

9-5 Labor Day Weekend through 9-7. Building closed.

9-8 Tuesday classes resume

9-9 Foundation-year Integrative Seminars, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

9-10 Thursday classes resume

9-11 Saturday classes begin


Important Reminders/Deadlines

Last day to drop/add classes – September 8. If you have a need after that date, please contact a GSS staff member for assistance.


Community Events

For flyers giving specific details, please see the main level and ground-level bulletin boards.

Consuming America: What Have We Done to Ourselves? – September 15, 6 – 8 p.m. Fordham Center on Religion and Culture/Headline Forum. Lincoln Center Campus.

Effective Supervisory Practice – September 22, 23, 24. Registration is $350. Presenter is Frank Delano, LMSW.

NASW Westchester Division meeting – September 16, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Fordham Westchester. Wine and cheese hors d’oeuvres buffet. Network and hear the benefits of membership.

Undoing Racism: Reducing Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare – September 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Baruch College, mason Hall 17, Lexington Avenue & 23rd St. Students free with student ID.

Global Impact of the Economic Downturn on Poverty and Children – September 22, 3 to 5 p.m. Fordham Lincoln Center campus.


Student to Student

Do you have an announcement for other students; something to buy, sell, exchange; a group or activity you want to organize? Please e-mail your announcement to Henry Davis (hdavis8@fordham.edu) for posting.

Returning Students’ Support Group – Have you been out of school for a long time, and would you like support from other students who are returning to school after a long gap since being in school? This group was suggested by a 2009 graduate, Meghan Longerhan, who is now willing to help other students organize a group. Carol Gibney, Associate Director of Campus Ministry, will also help. Please sign up on the ground-floor bulletin board if you are interested.

Students for Social Justice – Please sign up if you are interested in the student interest and social action group. Anne Treantafeles will help convene this group on both Thursdays and Saturdays.


Career Services/Licensing

Benay Lindenauer, Director of Career Services – lindenauer@fordham.edu, 212-636-7639.

Welcome to GSS News & Views!

Check in regularly, and feel free to contact any GSS staff member for support. Here is how you find us.

Janna C. Heyman, Ph.D., Associate Dean/Program Director; 917-367-3030, heyman@fordham.edu


Linda White-Ryan, LMSW, R.N., CASAC, Assistant Director; 914-367-3017, whiteryan@fordham.edu


Aida Lau, Academic Administrator, GSS Tuition Remission, alau@fordham.edu; 914-367-3104


Henry Davis, Assistant to the Dean/Faculty and Student Services, hdavis8@fordham.edu; 914-367-3101


Laura Sutter, Executive Secretary, lsutter@fordham.edu; 914-367-3108


Field Practicum staff :

Vincenza Corcoran, Associate Director, 914-367-3107; Corcoran@fordham.edu


Gail Davenport, Assistant Director, 914-367-3109; gdavenport@fordham.edu


GSSS Westchester Career Services:


Derek Brown, Coordinator of Career Services, adebrown@fordham.edu


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Friday: 7 a.m.-9 p.m.


Saturday & Sunday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.


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