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April 13, 2021

Newsletters>Cardinal Update

MSW Program Director Suzanne Shatila is co-presenting “Mentorship as a Retention Tool for Adjuncts” with the MSW program director of the University of Tennessee, Kate Chaffin, MSSW, LAPSW, during the Social Work Distance Education 2021 Virtual Conference: Removing Barriers and Expanding Borders Through Social Work Distance Education April 14-16.

Two specialty focuses were added for the 2021 conference to include the 2020 pandemic experience and deconstructing racism. With these additional tracks, the conference is seeking to explore how the 2020 pandemic and ethical responsibility of deconstructing racism impacts all aspects of social work distance learning within the context of the conference’s theme.

MSW students attend Virtual Field Fair 2021 April 12

The master of social work programs of Augsburg University, St. Catherine University, St. Thomas University, and the University of Minnesota have partnered with a plethora of agencies to provide students with an excellent opportunity to prepare for professional social work practice. Each year, the Spring Field Fair gives MSW students and agencies the chance to informally meet, exchange information, and arrange for full internship interviews at a later date.

This year, Saint Mary’s MSW students had the opportunity to participate in the virtual field fair.