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SW - Social Work

03
Apr
2024

WSSA Welcoming Reception

04-03-2024 6:30 PM -7:30 PM
Garden Terrace

All Attendees Invited

 

WSSA Recepción del presidente

 

Se invita a todos los asistentes

05
Apr
2024

SW-01 Social Work 1

04-05-2024 8:00 AM -9:30 AM
Frio

Coordinator: Diane Calloway-Graham
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Affiliation: Utah State University

Coordinator: Moises Diaz
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Affiliation: Utah State University

 

Moderator: Diane Calloway-Graham, Utah State University

 

Collaboration Across Programs: Social Work and The Center for Anticipatory Intelligence
    - Derrik Tollefson, Utah State University Department of Social Work 
    - Moises Diaz, Utah State University Department of Social Work 
Developing a Community-University Partnership to Address Recruitment and Retention in Behavioral Health Settings
    - Timothy McCarragher, The University of Akron School of Social Work and Family Sciences
Social Workers’ Experiences with the ASWB Licensing Exam
    - Nickolas Davis, University of Detroit Mercy
    - Aloha VanCamp, University of Detroit Mercy
Exploring Project-Based Learning in Social Work: Students' Reflections on a Community Advocacy Project
    - Reuben Addo, California State University, Fresno
    - Gregory Koers, University of Louisiana Monroe
    - Priya Harindranathan, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

05
Apr
2024

SW-02 Workshop - Social Work 2

04-05-2024 9:45 AM -11:15 AM
Frio

Coordinator: Diane Calloway-Graham
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Affiliation: Utah State University

Coordinator: Moises Diaz
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Affiliation: Utah State University

 

Moderator: Moises Diaz, Utah State University Department of Social Work

 

Collaboration Across Programs: Social Work and The Center for Anticipatory Intelligence
   - Moises Diaz, Utah State University Department of Social Work 
    - Derrik Tollefson, Utah State University Department of Social Work

05
Apr
2024

WSSA President's Luncheon

04-05-2024 11:15 AM -1:00 PM
Garden Terrace

Pastries and coffee.

During this break we will be asking for donations to the local food bank.

05
Apr
2024

SW-03 Social Work 3

04-05-2024 11:30 AM -12:50 PM
Frio

Coordinator: Diane Calloway-Graham
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Affiliation: Utah State University

Coordinator: Moises Diaz
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Affiliation: Utah State University

 

Moderator: Moises Diaz, Utah State University Department of Social Work

 

Iowa Legal Aid's Community Schools Project: Addressing the Root Causes of Educational Failure
    - Brita Ossian, Iowa Legal Aid
Migrant Farmworker Vulnerability along the U.S/Mexico Border
    - Kara Ahearn, Northern Arizona University Yuma Branch Campus
    - Jocelyn Andrade, Northern Arizona University Yuma Branch Campus
    - Crisanto Herrera, Northern Arizona University Yuma Branch Campus
    - Lesly Celaya, Northern Arizona University Yuma Branch Campus
    - Sheyla Morales, Northern Arizona University Yuma Branch Campus
    - Viersse Marquez, Northern Arizona University Yuma Branch Campus
Building Effective Community Partnerships: Insights from Healthy Families Healthy Kids Initiative
    - Yok-Fong Paat, The University of Texas at El Paso

05
Apr
2024

San Antonio Food Bank's Urban Farm Fieldtrip

04-05-2024 2:30 PM -5:30 PM

Field Trip to the San Antonio Food Bank's Urban Farm at Mission San Juan


Please join us for an amazing local experience on Friday afternoon from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.


Sign up at the Registration Desk by 1:00 p.m. to guarantee a spot on this local trip.

 

 

The San Antonio Food Bank’s farm at Mission San Juan is actually on a National Park site. All of the San Antonio Missions, besides the Alamo, are run by the National Park System, and ours is an unusual land use agreement where we’re able to cultivate on some of its land. When the Spanish colonists arrived and established the missions almost 300 years ago, they started farming that land using acequias, which were diversion ditches inspired by Roman and Moorish irrigation techniques. We continue the same tradition by farming this land, where a portion is irrigated using the historic methods of the Spanish and the indigenous. We also focus on cultivating more drought tolerant crops that can withstand rising temperatures. What food we grow ends up going to the community in South Texas that needs it through our Food Bank distribution programs.

05
Apr
2024

SW-04 Roundtable - Social Work 4

04-05-2024 2:45 PM -4:15 PM
Frio

Coordinator: Diane Calloway-Graham
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Affiliation: Utah State University

Coordinator: Moises Diaz
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Affiliation: Utah State University

 

Moderator: Diane Calloway-Graham, Utah State University Department of Social Work

 

A Master's Journey: The creation of a 501 c 3 to create revenue streams to support the pieces federal funding and other scholarships don't remember.
    - Ruth Whisler, Arizona State University / Northern Arizona University Yuma Branch Campus
    - Karla Daniels, Arizona State University
   - Jamie Gonzalez, Arizona State University
   - Osvaldo Luna, Arizona State University
   - Karina Lupian, Arizona State University
   - Valeria Sandoval, Arizona State University

05
Apr
2024

A Facebook Concert

04-05-2024 8:00 PM -9:00 PM
Presidential Suite

Coordinator: Lisa Ossian
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Affiliation: Indian Hills Community College

 

The Kinkaider's Song:  A Homesteader Ballad from the Nebraska Sandhills

 

   - Tom Isern, North Dakota State University

 

The family of prairie folksong tracing lineage to the gospel hymn, “Beulah Land,” is prolific. “Beulah Land” is about a place, the blissful afterlife. Prairie singers borrowed its melody and motifs to localize them to their own places on the plains, sometimes as joyful paeans to a bountiful country, other times as sardonic commentaries on a hard land. “The Kinkaider’s Song” is exceptional in that it is traceable to a particular time and place: the Kinkaider picnic of 16 August 1911, a gathering of homesteaders at the Will Davis grove, a seven-year-old tree claim near Anselmo, in northern Custer County, Nebraska. Fourteen-year-old Matilda Matthews was there and wrote for a regional newspaper, the Atkinson Graphic, “We composed a song, ‘The Kinkaider’s Song,’ and sang it.” The song resounding through the Davis grove in 1911 arose from the historical circumstances of the Kinkaid Act of 1904, which allowed homesteads of a full section, 640 acres, rather than a quarter-section, 160 acres. Its sponsor and heroic proponent, Congressman Moses P. Kinkaid, was present when the Kinkaiders sang their anthem in his honor. From there the song passed into oral tradition and the mysterious canon of Great Plains balladry. Recently discovered, the original text and circumstances of “The Kinkaider’s Song” illustrate the capacity of digitized source materials to move ballads previously anonymous into the realm of known authorship and context--an important development in the interpretation of Great Plains folksong.

06
Apr
2024

WSSA Breakfast & Give Back

04-06-2024 7:30 AM -9:30 AM
Regency ABC

Pastries and coffee.

During this break we will be asking for donations to the local food bank.

06
Apr
2024

WSSA President’s Reception

04-06-2024 6:30 PM -8:00 PM
Garden Terrace

All Attendees Invited

 

WSSA Recepción del presidente

 

Se invita a todos los asistentes