Experience Social Work

GSSW & DU closed for the Holidays & New Year!

Happy Holidays & Happy New Year! We at GSSW want to wish all of our readers of this blog a very Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! As a reminder we will be closed from December 25 – January 1, re-opening on January 2. See everyone in 2015!Filed under: Academics, Classroom Experience, ...

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9th GSSW Director/Dean – James Herbert Williams, PhD – GSSW’s current Dean

James Herbert Williams, PhD, MSW, MPA, University of Denver 9th GSSW Dean/Current Dean 2010 – Present James Herbert Williams is Dean and Milton Morris Endowed Chair at the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver. His research and practice focuses on human security and economic sustainability, health promotion and disease ...

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The Work-School Balance

As a work-study student in the admissions office, many prospective students ask me if people work in the program, if it’s possible, and if not, how on earth does anyone make ends meet? When I first came to GSSW for orientation, I remember worrying about my future schedule, consisting of work-study, internship, ...

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The Work-School Balance

As a work-study student in the admissions office, many prospective students ask me if people work in the program, if it’s possible, and if not, how on earth does anyone make ends meet? When I first came to GSSW for orientation, I remember worrying about my future schedule, consisting of work-study, internship, ...

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8th Director/Dean – Catherine Alter

CATHERINE FOSTER ALTER (1938-present) Dean and Professor (1996-2006) Dean Emerita (2006-present) Catherine Alter attended Grinnell College (Iowa), graduating in 1960 as a double major in American Studies and Journalism. Her MSW was completed at University of Iowa (1975). The results from her masters thesis, indicating the overrepresentation of children of color in special ...

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GSSW On the Road: Upcoming Graduate School Fairs and Panels

2014-2015 GSSW is on the road and we’d love to see you! Colorado September 23, 2014 – Colorado State University  Graduate School Fair- Fort Collins, Colorado October 2, 2014 – University of Denver Graduate School Fair – Denver, Colorado October 9, 2014 – Virtual SW Graduate School Fair – Online. Contact Nick Ota-Wang (Nick.Ota-Wang@du.edu) ...

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2014-2015 Information Sessions

Interested in obtaining your MSW degree? Ever wonder how the application process, financial aid, and academic work happens at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work? If your answer to any or all of the questions above is YES then please consider signing up for one our information sessions ...

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7th GSSW Dean – Dr. John ‘Jack’ Jones 1987-1996, Dean Emeritus, 2004-2013

John F. Jones (“Jack”) 1923-2013 Dean and Professor, GSSW,1987-96 Interim Provost, 1989 Professor 1996-2004 Dean Emeritus, 2004 -2013 Photo courtesy of University of Denver Magazine  Jack Jones was born in Dublin, Ireland. He earned a BA from the National University of Ireland (1953), an MSW from the University of Michigan (1966), an MA in Public Administration ...

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6th Head of GSSW – Katherine “Kay” Vail – Acting Dean 1985-1987

KATHERINE VAIL (“Kay”) (1924-2007 ) GSSW Professor (1969-1989) Acting Dean (1985-1987), 6th Head of GSSW Emeritus Professor (1989) “Kay Vail is an organizer. She organizes organizations and people in the organizations.” The Denver Post, March 19, 1973 Kay Vail was born in Topeka, Kansas, but grew up in a small town in Texas where her father ...

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First Impressions

When I received my acceptance letter from GSSW to be in the Advanced Standing program, I could not have been more excited.  I had grown up in a small town called Mars Hill, NC- just twenty minutes north of Asheville.  I went to undergrad at Mars Hill College, five minutes ...

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