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SEPTEMBER

  • Semester Kickoff from Associate Dean Dr. Kalea Benner
  • Homecoming… from home or campus!
  • September, National Kinship Care Awareness Month

 Read below and stay up to date in all things College of Social Work!

Dr. Kalea Benner

Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs & Associate Professor

Because of you, we remain anchored in our mission to educate, innovate, heal, and serve. You carry this mission forward, serving others and making a positive impact in your communities while understanding how issues of justice and equity impact lives at every turn.

Dear Colleagues – I am so happy to welcome you to the fall semester. Whether you are new to UK or continuing on your academic journey with us, you are an integral part of our vibrant community within the Commonwealth’s flagship university. Because of you, we remain anchored in our mission to educate, innovate, heal, and serve. You carry this mission forward, serving others and making a positive impact in your communities while understanding how issues of justice and equity impact lives at every turn.

Our College of Social Work seeks to foster a transformative and inclusive environment for you to thrive. Our dedicated faculty and staff are here to support you and would encourage you to take advantage of opportunities to be involved with the College as well as our numerous academic and wellness resources. We know that your college experience is not just about academics, it is also about your growth and ability to prioritize self-care and well-being. Please take time to find (and actualize) a healthy balance between your studies and other responsibilities.

We are confident this journey will have a profound impact on you as well as your future career opportunities. As you move into the semester, thank you. Thank you for taking the initiative to empower others to maximize their well-being. Thank you for being the inspiration to realize that when you see a wrong, you know you can help make it right. And thank you for being a positive impact in our community, with your peers, your faculty, and the clients and communities you serve. We hope you embrace the opportunities, navigate any challenges successfully, and make lasting memories.

Have a wonderful fall semester.

LOOKING AHEAD: PRIORITY REGISTRATION

SPRING 2024

SPRING PRIORITY REGISTRATION

Spring priority registration is from October 30 - November 21. Current students are encouraged to review the schedule of classes through the myUK Student Portal using the Graduation Planning System (GPS). This will allow students to plan their future terms and review advisor recommendations.
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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ACADEMIC ADVISING

ADVISORS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS!

Make sure that you are reaching out to your Academic Advisor. Your Academic Advisor can not only discuss with you your curriculum plan, but also refer resources that may help you be successful in your goals and your individual needs.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

HOMECOMING 2023!

Homecoming is October 8th-15th and the SWAA couldn't be more excited! It's finally starting to feel like fall, and the Social Work Alumni Association is gearing up for what could be one of the most exciting Homecomings at UK of all time. Although you may not be able to join us in Lexington, You can still celebrate 'Homecoming from Home'. we have a few events that are available virtually: CoSW 85th Anniversary Digital Time Capsule SWAA Virtual Trivia Tournament Check out the CoSW Homecoming website to register and to plan your week of celebrations with us!
OCT 8-15

HAVE YOU COMPLETED THEN NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY?

In order to for you to serve others, we want to ensure that we are supporting you.

ARE YOU READY FOR FIELD EDUCATION?

Get started by attending a Field Essentials Session. These 1-hour gatherings provide valuable information to assist in planning your individualized field education journey. Virtual sessions are led by a member of the UK College of Social Work Field Team and occur on Wednesdays at 12:00 (noon) PM EST.

Jack Hilton, DSW Student

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Psychotherapist, Jack Hilton, is not limiting his talents in the social work field! If you haven’t seen his insightful videos on YouTube, you may be missing out. Jack is currently in his first year of the UK CoSW DSW program and continues to focus his passions on advancing the use of trauma focused therapy using spirituality as a way to help survivors heal. 

“The best part about being a #SocialWorker is having an endless amount of opportunities to grow and specialize in different things. “

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