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Join us for Feb. 28 Graduate Information Session
On Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:00am in Heroy Auditorium on the Syracuse University campus, Falk College will be having a Graduate Program Information Session. Faculty, students and admissions staff will welcome potential graduate students interested in our programs. A presentation and question and answer period will provide opportunity for prospective students to learn about our academic programs, scholarships and housing.
Falk College Announces New Master of Arts in Addiction Studies
To address a growing need for more counselors, healthcare professionals and social services professionals with adequate training and credentialing in alcohol, other drugs and behavioral addictions, Falk College announced the creation of a 36-credit Master of Arts in Addiction Studies degree. The degree program provides students with opportunities to develop broad competencies in preparation for employment in a number of fields addressing alcohol, other drugs and behavioral (process) addictions.
Food studies, nutrition faculty, students participate in NYC James Beard Empire Feast
Falk College food studies chef instructor, Mary Kiernan, will be cooking for and participating in the James Beard Empire State Feast Event Friday Feb. 27 at the James Beard House in NYC. Assisting her and the other team chefs are Falk nutrition students, Rachel Johnson and Kaylah Wicks. The Beard Foundation offers events to educate, inspire, entertain, and foster an appreciation of American cuisine. Preparation for the event included recent test run-throughs at Syracuse University’s Falk College teaching kitchens.
Sam Rogers Earns ACC Post-Grad Scholarship
Sam Rodgers, a nutrition major in Falk College, is one of three Syracuse student-athletes recognized for his academic and athletic achievements with a post-graduate scholarship from the ACC. Rodgers was an AFCA Good Works Team honoree this season for his work in the community, which includes a pair of mission trips to Haiti with the group Poverty Resolutions. Rodgers was also named a Remembrance Scholar for this academic year at Syracuse, which is one of the highest awards a student at Syracuse University can receive. He will represent Falk College as one of two Class of 2015 marshals. Rodgers, who was previously a CoSida Academic All-America, served as a captain this season and finished his career with the Orange having served as the teams long snapper in every game since his arrival at Syracuse.
Keith A. Alford, honored for activism and service, co-edits new book that addresses needs of families in rural communities
Social Work Degree Guide published a listing of its “30 Most Influential Social Workers Alive Today.” Associate professor of social work, Keith A. Alford, Ph.D., A.C.S.W., was listed ninth. He teaches courses in human diversity, social work intervention, field instruction, family mental health and social work practice with Black families. In recognition of community service and advocacy, he will receive the 2015 Harriet Tubman Spirit Award from Bethany Baptist Church February 26. Earlier this year, Alford’s co-edited book, “Rural Families and Reshaping Human Services,” was released.
SPM Student Researchers Investigate Volunteer Satisfaction at 2015 Special Olympics NYS Winter Games
At the 2015 Special Olympics New York State Winter Games held in Syracuse, 22 students enrolled in Sport Management Professor Mary Graham's required SPM 295 research methodology course surveyed event volunteers. For the second year, in collaboration with Stacy Eder, Director of Volunteer Management at Special Olympics New York State, Professor Graham's class polled volunteers during the opening and closing ceremonies and at select athletic events.
Falk College is on the move
In January 2015, Falk College began its phased relocation to the new Falk Complex at MacNaughton and White Halls (the former College of Law). Relocation will continue through Fall 2015.
Please join Falk College Dean, Diane Lyden Murphy, and your classmates for a Falk Student Community Meet-and-Greet on Thursday February 19, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Falk Student Lounge, Room 216. Dean Murphy is interested in hearing your ideas about student needs in our new building. What would you like to see in the student lounge? What makes your study space ideal? Hear about renovations in-the-works, including space for student services, food services, and collaborative learning.
Because Social Security is a legacy for all generations
A sign outside of Professor of Social Work Eric Kingson’s campus office reads, hands off our children & grandchildren’s Social Security, which is one of several key messages found in the book he recently co-authored with attorney, author and long-time colleague Nancy Altman entitled, “Social Security Works! Why Social Security Isn’t Going Broke and How Expanding It Will Help Us All.” A book signing and short presentation, with question and answer session, will be held at Barnes and Noble, Erie Blvd. location, on Thursday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Food Studies Students Work with International Chefs to Expand Cultural Competencies, Give Back to Local Community
Falk College food studies students, led by assistant professor Evan Weissman, recently hosted chefs from Burma, Eritrea, Japan, South Sudan, and Somalia in the Falk College teaching kitchens in preparation for a recent My Lucky Tummy community dinner, which celebrates the local refugee and new American communities in Syracuse through food.
Clothing Drive Fills Unmet Need in Local Transgender Community
Table after table lined with hundreds of donated shirts, pants, sweaters, skirts, jackets and other clothing items were visible in one Peck Hall classroom because MFT graduate students Amy Goss and Megan O’Brien recognized an unmet need within Syracuse’s transgender community.
Sport Management Club raises $59,185 during Tenth Annual Charity Sports Auction Ten-year charity fundraising total exceeds quarter of a million dollars
The Sport Management (SPM) Club at Syracuse University has raised $59,185 for Make-A-Wish® of Central New York at its 10th Annual Charity Sports Auction. During the SU men's basketball game on December 6, Make-A-Wish® supporters placed bids on hundreds of items, including sports memorabilia, electronics and tickets to major sporting events. Following the silent auction, the club also hosted an online auction, in collaboration with Steiner Sports Memorabilia, which showcased a number of premium items up for bid. All proceeds from these efforts benefited Make-A-Wish®. The SPM Club is a student-run organization in the Falk College’s Sport Management Department at Syracuse University. Since its founding in 2005, the Club has raised over a quarter of a million dollars for local charities. Previous beneficiaries of the Club's annual charity auction have included the Boys & Girls Clubs, American Diabetes Association, Golisano Children’s Hospital at Upstate, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of CNY, the Central New York SPCA, the Upstate Cancer Center, Special Olympics New York and Food Bank of CNY.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awards $25,000 grant to Kimberly Davidson, Dr. Jaipaul Roopnarine
CFS doctoral student, Kimberly Davidson, working with Jaipaul Roopnarine, Ph.D., the Jack Reilly Endowed Professor of Child and Family Studies and director of the Reilly Institute for Early Childhood and Provider Education, have received a $25,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Head Start Research Scholars. Their research project will explore how children learn about race and ethnicity and the roles that home environment, the neighborhood where they live and the child care programs they attend play in their racial and ethnic socialization.
Falk College now enrolling for new CAS programs in Intercollegiate Athletic Advising & Support, Trauma-Informed Practice, undergraduate minor in Mindfulness & Contemplative Studies
Several new academic programs are available beginning Fall 2014 in Falk College. A new CAS in Trauma-Informed Practice is structured for clinicians, mental health professionals, and practitioners from allied disciplines who intend to expand their knowledge and skills. The new CAS in Intercollegiate Athletic Advising and Support is an interdisciplinary 15-credit hour certificate program for current and future higher education professionals (e.g., advisors, higher education/student affairs administrators, and coaches) who wish to understand the research, practice, and policy perspectives associated with intercollegiate sport and student-athlete development in the context of higher education. The program includes coursework in how colleges and intercollegiate athletics work, theoretical perspectives of college student development and learning, the impact of race, gender, and class on college student-athlete access and success, and foundations of advising student-athletes.
Trauma REU student Charles Preuss with dog Bear - photo credits
National Science Foundation spotlights Falk REU program that trains veterans, non-veterans to conduct trauma-related research
The Trauma Research Education for Undergraduates (REU) program, launched three years ago by Falk Family Endowed Professor of Public Health, Brooks Gump and SUNY Oswego psychology professor Karen Wolford, trains veterans and non-veterans to conduct trauma-related research. A joint venture of Syracuse University, the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego and SUNY Upstate Medical University, the Trauma REU is offered to 10 students each year. It starts with an intense, immersive summer program--four weeks of trauma coursework while crafting a research project--and continues through the year as students conduct research under faculty supervision. Students are a mix of veterans and non-veterans. This highly interdisciplinary program includes faculty who are geneticists, psychologists and social workers and has contributed to research on stress reduction tools used by trauma patients
“The House I Live In” film discussion with 2015 Harriet Tubman Spirit Award recipient Keith Alford
Saturday, Feb 28th
Bethany Baptist Church, 149 Beattie St.
Falk College Spring Graduate Information Session
Meet admissions staff and learn about Falk College graduate programs
Saturday, Feb 28th
Mindfulness Goes to School: Linking Research with Practice
Contemplative Collaborative Brownbag Series presentation by Dessa Bergan-Cico & Rachel Razza.
Friday, March 6th
123 Sims Hall
SWK Students, Apply For HRSA-Funded Field Placements
Monday, March 16
University Lecture with Laurel Richie
Wednesday, March 18
School of Social Work Soup Day
Date: Thursday, March 19
Falk College Community Meet-and-Greet with Dean Murphy
Dean Murphy is interested in hearing your ideas about student needs in our new building.
Tuesday, March 24th
Falk Complex Student Lounge, Room 216
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Blue Stars: A Novel
Book reading and discussion of the challenges of military family life on the home front.
Wed., March 25th
Hall of Languages, Room 500
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Monday, March 30th