Welcome to International Education Week at the Case Western Reserve and the Mandel School! It’s a busy week — particularly Tuesday, November 18 — and there are a lot of great events to attend. Plus don’t forget the deadline to apply to register for a Study Abroad course over spring break is December 1st!


Global Perspectives from Mandel School Students (1 PD hour)

Tuesday, November 14 at 1:00pm Mandel School Noble Commons

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to bring their lunch and learn about the international experiences of students at the Mandel School. When graduate students cross borders to study, they contribute in significant ways toward the globalization of a university and, at the same time, enrich their own personal and professional development. Moderated by Dr. Francisca Richter, a panel of current Mandel School students and an alumna from various countries will share their insights from studying, living, and discovering the world of social work abroad. This event is sponsored by the Mandel School International Education Programs Office and LINK; coffee and donuts provided. To learn more about LINK, contact Kim McFarlin, Director of International Affairs at the Mandel School, kms46@case.edu, or visit http://msass.case.edu/international/international-affairs/

Academia in Israel: A Multicultural Perspective (1 PD hour) – International Visiting Scholar Lecture

Wednesday, November 15 at 1:00pm Mandel School room #236

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to bring their lunch and hear from Dr. Anat Freund, MSW, Senior Lecturer at the School of Social Work from the University of Haifa in Israel. Dr. Freund will discuss academic life, research, and community in Israel through a multicultural lens. This event is sponsored by the Mandel School International Education Programs Office and LINK; coffee and sweets provided.

To learn more about Mandel School study abroad courses, contact Valerie Rambin, Assistant Director of International Education Programs at the Mandel School, at var26@case.edu or visit http://msass.case.edu/studyabroad/ The application deadline for Spring Break and Spring (May Abroad) study abroad courses is December 1st. Apply at http://case.edu/studyabroad

United Nations Social Development, Health and Human Service Programs

Tuesday, November 18, 12:45 – 1:45pm    

Dr. Terry Hokenstad, Distinguished University Professor and Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor at the Mandel School, is recognized as a worldwide leader in social work education and research.  Join us as he discusses his membership in and work with the United Nations’ World Assembly on Aging. 1 PD hour. (Room 320BC, Mandel School)Global Perspectives from Mandel School Students (1 PD hour)

S.A.F.E. Circle Open Forum

Tuesday, November 18, 12:50 – 1:50pm

S.A.F.E. Circle is a new Mandel School student group that works to provide students with the opportunity to discuss and demonstrate innovative practices used at their field placements, as well as provides an open forum to discuss questions and challenges related to fieldwork. This event is an open forum with field education faculty advisers Nancy Neuer and Kathi Gant. 1 PD hour. Info: Kelly at kep55@case.edu (Room 224, Mandel School)

Book Club on Bellflower

Tuesday, November 18, 12:50 – 1:50pm

The inaugural meeting of a new book club for students, faculty, staff, and friends at the Mandel School. The discussion will be about “Fun Home” by Alison Bechdel, led by Professor Sonia Minnes and student Valentino Zullo. At the conclusion, the next book will be selected by the group for discussion in January. 1 PD hour. Info: Tracey at tracey.bradnan@case.edu (Room 320A, Mandel School)

Children Youth and Families Movie Night

Tuesday, November 18, 6:00 – 8:00pm

The second movie night of the semester continues with “21 Up” and “28 Up.” Dr. Debby Jacobson will lead the post-film discussion. 2 PD hours. Info: Dr. Jacobson at debby.jacobson@case.edu or Jessica Feinman at jjf93@case.edu. (Room 320BC, Mandel School)


Study Abroad Experiences in Poland 

Wednesday, November 19, 12:45 – 1:45pm

The Mandel School Study Abroad course to Poland focuses on social change in the country and addresses issues of drug abuse, homelessness, and aging.  Learn about program experiences from the past three years (2012-2014) and plans for the 2015 trip from Dr. Kathleen Farkas, Dr. Vivian Miller and Dr. Richard Romaniuk. (Room 320A at the Mandel School)

Licensure Exam Review

Wednesday, November 19, 12:50 – 1:50pm

Dr. David Hussey will break down the tests, how to prepare, and share example questions. Info: Rachel Wilkens at rew102@case.edu. (Room 108, Mandel Center)

Local Government in an Age of Austerity

Friday, November 21, 12:30 – 1:30pm

Dr. David Miller, who is also President of South Euclid City Council, will lead a Friday Public Affairs Discussion Lunch hosted by the Center for Policy Studies at Case Western Reserve. How do local governments cope with budgetary bad news and with what consequences for the services they provide? Dr. Miller will share his perspective as both a social policy researcher and city council president. (Dampeer Room of the Kelvin Smith Library – second floor, as you exit the elevators)

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