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Stephanie Goldfarb’s Cooking for a Cause

Stephanie Goldfarb’s Cooking for a Cause

If you’re a Food Network enthusiast, you likely already knew that Stephanie Goldfarb took home the grand prize on “America’s Best Cook” earlier this spring. We at the SSW were especially excited to hear about this particular chef’s success because Stephanie is an alum of ours! Stephanie graduated from our dual-degree MSW/MA in Women’s and [...]

Making a Difference on the Border

I’m often inspired by the work and commitment of our students to various aspects of the social work field. Despite that they have the weight of school requirements on their shoulders – reading and writing and research and projects and exams, plus all of their hours at internship – many still find time to commit [...]

Congrats to Dr. Terry Northcut, Social Worker of the Year

Each year, the NASW-IL chapter recognizes a fellow social worker for their extraordinary work within the field. This year, we proudly congratulate our own Dr. Terry Northcut as the recipient of the Social Worker of the Year award.

The award recognizes, among other traits, those who “represent the highest ethical standards of social work, contribute to [...]

Words of Wisdom from NASW-IL Student Rep, Rachel Seed

Words of Wisdom from NASW-IL Student Rep, Rachel Seed

I recently sat down with current MSW student, Rachel Seed, to chat about her involvement in the NASW-IL chapter as this year’s elected MSW student representative.

Rachel is in her 2nd year of our MSW program, on-track to graduate this May. She’s pursuing a specialization in Mental Health and is currently interning at Rush in the [...]

‘Tis the Season of Giving to Others

‘Tis the Season of Giving to Others

In lieu of the typical career highlight posts, in the spirit of the holidays, this month we will feature ways to give back to the community around you. Social Work is a helping profession, but that unfortunately does not mean that everyone and every agency gets the help they need. This holiday season, think about [...]

FYI: How An Alum’s MSW Is Playing Out Today

FYI: How An Alum’s MSW Is Playing Out Today

Meet Alison Lehner, MSW alum and co-founder of the non-profit For Youth Inquiry (FYI for short). FYI is a participatory theater organization that brings sexual health and sexual violence education to youth through interactive plays and workshops. Alison discovered a need for such work prior to her pursuit of her MSW here at Loyola – [...]

Forensic Social Work

Generally speaking, forensic social work is the application of social work to questions and issues relating to law and legal systems. What makes this career different than others in the field of social work? With such a broad range of duties, this job covers more than other clinical jobs. It’s guaranteed to look different each day, and the [...]

Alumni Highlight – Antwan Turpeau, MSW 2011

Alumni Highlight – Antwan Turpeau, MSW 2011

Antwan Turpeau is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of SYESA and also a LUC MSW alum.  He graduated in 2011 with a specialization in Leadership and Development.  Antwan’s education, coupled with his past experiences, propelled him to be a driving force for this organization. SYESA, which stands for Struggling Youth Equals Successful Adults, was founded to offer [...]

Never a dull day in the ER for Social Workers

The health care system covers a large sector of the Social Work profession. But when people imagine social workers in such a setting, the often think of someone who deals with cancer patients, or hospice patients. Not many think of a social worker in a Emergency Room, but there certainly are Emergency departments that employ [...]

Las Patronas: Women and the Train of Death

One of our current MSW students, Cassandra Price, studied abroad in Mexico this past summer. She completed a class in Mexico City as well as a field placement in Chiapas throughout the summer.

For her study abroad class, taught by Dr. Maria Vidal de Hymes and Dr. Marta Lundy, students spent one day at a service [...]