Dr. Tohoro (Francis) Akapo, Assistant Professor of Social Work, received notice that an article he co-authored, “Emergence of Nonsexual Crimes and Their Relationship to Sexual Crime Characteristics and the Deviant Arousal of Male Adolescent Sexual Offenders: An Exploratory Study”, was accepted for publication in the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse in 2014. He co-wrote the study with Dr. David Burton of Smith College. Congratulations Dr. Akakpo on your research and publication!
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Congratulations are in order for the UW-Green Bay Bachelors in Social Work (BSW) program. The Commission on Accreditation for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) voted to reaffirm UWGB’s baccalaurate program for eight years on Friday, February 8, 2014. CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation is responsible for developing accreditation standards that define competent preparation and ensuring that social work programs meet them. In accordance with the requirements of CSWE’s recognition body, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, the CSWE Office of Social Work Accreditation (OSWA) administers a multistep accreditation process that involves program self-studies, site visits, and COA reviews. Accredited programs like the UW-Green Bay BSW program ensure that social workers are prepared to enter the profession at the utmost level of readiness to serve their communities.
Congratulations to the Social Work faculty and staff, led by Chair, Jolanda Sallmann. They are truly inspiring students and transforming communities!
The UW system Board of Regents has unanimously approved a resolution for the development of UW Green Bay’s very own independent Master of Social Work (MSW) Program. This will formally end the Collaborative MSW Program with UW Oshkosh which is now authorized to develop its own independent MSW Program as well. This change was made possible by the longstanding collaboration of the MSW program faculty and staff since its inception in 2003. It is expected that both programs will be up and running independently by fall of 2015. UW Green Bay’s independent program will be able to double the number of MSW graduate students that it serves on the UW Green Bay campus.
Representing UW-Green Bay: Social Work Chair, Jolanda Sallmann;Dean of the College of Professional Studies, Sue Mattison; MSW Coordinator, Doreen Higgins
UWGB is one of five schools to receive a $5,000 grant sponsored by Sodexo Foundation to start their own Campus Kitchen Project by fall 2014! UWGB’s students, staff, faculty, and community supporters worked hard to spread the word for the past 10 days via social media, local news coverage, press releases, and word-of-mouth.
The UW-Green Bay project generated interest and support throughout the state of Wisconsin. This wide-spread support added to the project’s voting total. State Senator Dave Hansen voted and even Tweeted about voting for UWGB and encouraging others to do the same.
This grant will be used to buy utensils, containers to deliver the food in, and the delivery itself. UWGB is going to be saving the cafeteria food that is not sold and donate it to the community. Each Campus Kitchen has a few things in common, including a mission to recycle food, provide meals, educate and engage with the community, and provide leadership opportunities for students.
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This article was originally posted in The UW-Green Bay LOG by University Communications on 1/21/14
Hundreds of Brown County residents shared a vision for peace Saturday, Jan. 18 during the annual Community Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday.
Held at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and presented in conjunction with UW-Green Bay, St. Norbert College and other community partners, the 19th annual celebration featured music, reflections and tributes to the great Civil Rights leader. Students in grades K-12 offered their interpretation of King’s dream through a poster and essay contest reflecting on “A Vision for Peace,” this year’s celebration theme.
UW-Green Bay once again was well represented during the event, with several members of the University faculty and staff serving on the planning committee that coordinates the celebration. Chancellor Tom Harden offered personal reflections and presented poster and essay contest awards to students in grades K-3, while Juliet Cole, associate director of the Institute for Learning Partnership, coordinated the poster/essay contest and danced with the Nia African and African-American Dancers and Drummers.
Other involved faculty and staff members included faculty members Jolanda Sallmann and Francis Akakpo (Social Work); Gaurav Bansal and Mussie Teclezion (Business Administration); Prof. Emeritus Judy Martin and staff members Cole and committee co-chair Kelly McBride Moore (University Communication).
UW-Green Bay is one of the major sponsors for the annual MLK event. More information is available online.
Did you know that 40 percent of food in the United States is never eaten? Help UWGB students reduce this waste and fight hunger in our community: vote for their video once a day until January 29. The top five videos with the most votes will win a $5,000 grant sponsored by Sodexo Foundation to bring a Campus Kitchen to their school! Please help by clicking on this link: http://bit.ly/ckpgrant The Campus Kitchen project students are advised by Assistant Professor Sarah Himmelheber, Social Work.
UW-Green Bay Assistant Professor of Social Work Sarah Himmelheber is the presenter/moderator on the topic “Food Waste and Food Insecurity” for the Philospher’s Cafe at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 14th at Kavarna coffesshouse in Green Bay. Participants will consider the fact that while food pantries continue to report increasing demand, the level of “acceptable waste” in the larger American food production, distribution and consumption chain seems to be static or growing. The Philosophers’ Café, a monthly gathering organized by the philosophy programs at UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert College, is free and open to anyone interested in a laid-back, fun and friendly conversation about issues of the day. (Bring a canned good and/or friend and join in the conversation.)
The new Milo C. Huempfner VA Outpatient Clinic opened recently in Green Bay, and is located less than a mile from the UW-Green Bay campus. Dean Sue Mattison, along with a group of faculty and staff from the academic programs within the College of Professional Studies visited with the clinic’s adminstration to welcome them to the neighborhood, and to discuss ways in which the faculty, staff, and students within the College could partner and provide support to the new clinic. Topics of discussion included research, outreach volunteer, field experience, and internship opportunities for students, and service opportunities for faculty. Community partnerships and service are important aspects of the educational experience for all programs in the College of Professional Studies.
Doreen Higgins and Gail Trimberger with the Professional Programs in Social Work is one of eight social work programs across the nation to receive funding from the New York Community Trust in conjunction with the Council on Social Work Education Gero-Ed Center. The “Partnerships for Person-Centered and Participant-Directed Long-Term Services and Supports (Partnerships Project)” one year grant is aimed at preparing social work graduates via competency-based curricular resources for effective practice in Federal Administration for Community Living funded Aging and Disability Resource Centers. It is anticipated that the grant will continue for two additional years to support social work student stipends and collaborations between the Socail Work Program and Aging and Disability Resource Centers throughout northeast Wisconsin to recruit social work graduates to careers in long term services and supports.
Francis Akakpo, Assistant Professor of Social Work, co-authored the article “’Straight up’: Enhancing rapport and therapeutic alliance with previously-detained youth in the delivery of mental health services,” published in the June 2013 edition of the Community Mental Health Journal. Akakpo collaborated with James Brown from UW-Oshkosh and Evan Holloway and Matthew Aalsma of Indiana University’s School of Medicine. Their research identifies and explores the themes of empathy, client-directed care, sequencing, and positive rapport, which are all important to improving the therapeutic alliance between care providers and previously-detained youth, in order to improve such youth’s mental health treatment. Congratulations Dr. Akakpo on your research and publication!