Making a Difference: MSW Program Launches in Wausau

The UW-Green Bay Social Work department is now offering its Master of Social Work (MSW) program in central Wisconsin, with offices, classes, and advising on the UW-Stevens Point at the Wausau campus.  The program begins this fall with 25 students pursuing their MSW degrees.  This initiative is in response to the needs of the central Wisconsin region and is supported through a unique partnership with UW-Stevens Point.

According to the US Bureau of Labors Statistics, overall employment for social workers is projected to grow 13% by 2029, much faster than the average of other occupations.  By expanding to central Wisconsin, the UW-Green Bay MSW Program ensures high-quality social work education is accessible to more individuals seeking an advanced social work degree.

The MSW Program offers the same curriculum and areas of emphasis in the Wausau location as that of Green Bay, including the school social work certificate and child welfare stipend. The MSW Program utilizes a cohort model which highlights building and maintaining student-to-student and faculty-to-student relationships.  The Program offers a part-time and full-time option for both the generalist and specialized curriculum. Courses consist of a combination of in-person, hybrid, and online.

Margaret LaVen, a student in the MSW Wausau cohort, lives less than five miles from the Wausau campus and appreciates this new opportunity. She shared that the program’s accessibility and the personal support received from faculty have allowed her to pursue this degree and career option in her home community.

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Phoenix Music Night at The Blue Opus

www_theblueopusEnjoy music performed by UW-Green Bay students, alumni and faculty in one night! UW-Green Bay student and guitarist Antonio Salerno opens up the night at 5 p.m. At 5:45 p.m., MaR will take the stage. UW-Green Bay alumni Matt Hillman and Rissel Peguero’s duo MaR’s style can be described as a fusion of tastes between the Latin-folk-gospel roots of Rissel (vocalist and pianist) and funk-r&b-jazz of Matt (guitarist). Combining their different backgrounds, a novel and personal touch is put into each tune performed and written. Finally Brass Differential concludes the show starting at 7 p.m. Brass Differential’s live show features diverse set lists presented in a high energy style sure to please the most casual or sophisticated music fan.

Their sound is steeped in the New Orleans tradition and features a spicy gumbo of musical styles, including jazz, blues, funk, R&B, soul, and hip-hop, among others. What sets Brass Differential apart, however, is its unique horn-centered sound, anchored in the low end by the sousaphone. The group’s live experience promises to please with blistering, abundant solos and prolific attitude.

Thank you for supporting UW-Green Bay students!

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Your Alumni Association strives to provide scholarships to well deserving students at UW-Green Bay. With your contributions, the Association was able to provide scholarships for 15 deserving students this year. As students sent in thank you notes sharing their thanks and gratitude, we wanted to share them with you and thank you for helping us provide with these wonderful scholarships for UW-Green Bay students.

Click here to view some of the thank you notes and see the great impact your contributions are making!