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Dr. Jon Singletary Recognized with VCU Making a Difference Alumni Award
Jon Eric Singletary, Ph.D., M.Div, M.S.W., exemplifies how to make a difference through social work research, community practice, teaching and scholarship. His dedication to leadership and social work education is one of the many reasons why Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work is proud to present him with the "Making a Difference" Ph.D. Alumni Award.

Dr. Gaynor Yancey Receives Achievement Award
Congratulations to Dr. Gaynor Yancey, who was just recently recognized for outstanding achievement by her Alma Mater, East Texas Baptist University.

Crisis Intervention Team from Baylor Receives State Award for Volunteer Efforts in West
James W. Ellor, Ph.D., a professor in the School of Social Work at Baylor, and Sara Dolan, Ph.D., an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, have been chosen for a major state award for their volunteer crisis intervention work in the city of West following the fertilizer plant explosion in April in which 15 people were killed.

Gift from Leader in the Care of Aging Adults Establishes Endowed Chair in Baylor's School of Social Work
WACO, Texas (Oct. 15, 2013) - Baylor University today announced a gift from Danny and Lenn Prince of Dallas, Texas, that will establish the Danny and Lenn Prince Chair in the School of Social Work.

Special Fall Worship Service to Be Held in September
The Baylor School of Social Work will hold its annual Fall Worship Service Thurs., Sept. 26, at 7 p.m., in the George W. Truett Theological Seminary Chapel with three very special guests.

Baylor University to Hold Rethink Mission Conference in September
Schools and departments from around the University are coming together to sponsor the Rethink Mission Conference in September.

Waco Downtown Farmers Market Accepts SNAP Benefits
WACO (December 8, 2012)--The Waco Downtown Farmer's Market began accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP, today.

The Texas Hunger Initiative is working with local organizations like Caritas and the Hunger Coalition to inform people who use SNAP that their benefits can be used at the farmer's market.

SSW Seeks to Fill Three Faculty Positions
The School of Social Work invites applications for two positions of tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor, full-time positions beginning August 2013. The School of Social Work also invites applications for the position of Lecturer, a full-time position also beginning August 2013.

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Baylor, the SSW and Waco Create New Waco ISD Position to Aid Community
The Waco Independent School District, the City of Waco and Baylor University are collaborating with other local organizations to create a new community-wide position that will tackle poverty in Waco: the chief administrative officer for community and family outreach.

Baylor-hosted Hunger Summit Digs into Roots of Poverty
The Southwest Regional Hunger Summit drew more than 200 people from across Texas and surrounding states to search for solutions to hunger and related issues.

The event was organized by the Texas Hunger Initiative, which operates from the Baylor School of Social Work. The event drew several nonprofit group officials involved in Waco's "Poverty to Prosperity" initiative, along with Mayor Malcolm Duncan Jr.

SSW names Kentuckian as Alumna of the Year
Baylor University School of Social Work recognized Darla Bailey of Louisville, Ky., as the Baylor School of Social Work Honorary Alumna of the Year. Bailey is founder of an innovative day health center for adults with disabilities--a previously underserved population in the Louisville area.

The Weight of the World: GML Cover Story in Baylor Magazine
The Global Mission Leadership Initiative in Baylor's School of Social Work brings international leaders to Waco, equips them to be agents of change in their home countries, then sends them back out to impact the world.

Hogg Scholars Announced at Baylor's School of Social Work
Baylor University graduate students Lizeth Castillo, Carolina Fuentes and Andres Felipe Monsalve have been awarded scholarships from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to support bilingual mental health services in Texas. This is in addition to Bea Florez, who continues to benefit from a previous Hogg scholarship, while completing work on her master's degree in the Baylor School of Social Work.

Military Family Coping Project Receive Funding for Phase II of Research
An interdisciplinary team of Baylor University faculty, hosted and guided by the Baylor School of Social Work, has received a one-year grant of $350,000 to fund Phase II of the Military Family Coping Project, a collaborative research effort to study pre-deployment stress among Soldiers, their spouses and parents. The research is supported by the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC).

GML Initiative moves ahead thanks to generous gift


THI kicks off No Kid Hungry statewide campaign


Baylor School of Social Work welcomes alumni from Carver School


Baylor grad uses art to capture hunger issues


Ministry Seeks to Share God's Love with Strangers Among Us
Two Baylor Social Work interns minister through LUCHA in Virginia.

Social Work Alum Wins Spirit Award


"You Are What You Eat" Photo Exhibit at School Open House
Award-winning photographer and Baylor School of Social Work alumnus Mark Menjivar will bring his exhibit "You Are What You Eat" to the School of Social Work March 14 through April 29.

The exhibit is the centerpiece of the School's open house from 5 to 7 p.m. March 16 at its new location at 811 Washington Ave. Diana Garland, dean of the school, and Waco city officials will speak at 5:30 p.m.

A Conversation with Tanya Smith Brice
Race and the church - Tanya Smith Brice, professor of social work at Baylor University in Texas, is researching the history of race relations in Churches of Christ. She and her family attend the Crestview Church of Christ in Waco, Texas.

Looking to find your center of creativity? Unplug
Dad, I want you to confiscate all my technology this weekend so I can find the creative center of myself."

These words of wisdom from our middle child, the comedic genius of the family, brought many laughs and "likes" as I posted it to Facebook. He made this request coming home from dinner Friday night, but it was during bedtime prayers that he men-tioned this was a recommendation of his second-grade teacher. It then began to make more sense to me; however, the wisdom from the mouth of one of my babes still floored me.

Fridges Speak Volumes
San Antonio Express News, January 13, 2011 (Baylor graduate Mark Menjivar's photos of people's refrigerators for his photo exhibit "You Are What You Eat" are on display in San Antonio) They say you can learn a lot about a person by the kind of car he drives, the shoes he wears, the company he keeps. Mark Menjivar says we can learn a lot about people by what's inside their refrigerators.

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