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100th Anniversary Celebration

The University of Minnesota School of Social Work is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016-2017, and we want you to join us!

Throughout the coming year, we will be offering free continuing education programs, social gatherings for alumni and other events. We will end the year with a gala celebration on October 6 and 7, 2017.

Keep in touch and receive information about the 100th anniversary events by signing up for our events contact list.

We are proud of the many great leaders in social services and youth work who are our alumni and faculty members. We want this celebration to mark their 100 years of building a better world and to motivate future students and educators to continue the work.

Events to Date


August 23

Kickoff Lunch, noon-1 p.m., Peters Hall courtyard

Our year-long celebration kicks off with a free lunch! Plan to join the school's faculty, staff, alumni and friends from noon to 1 p.m. in the Peters Hall courtyard. Music will be provided by Steve Maxwell’s band Stealin’ Home. (Steve is the former director of MSW field education.) Please RSVP to  to let us know that you will be coming. (You don't have to be signed up for CEUs on a Stick to attend.)

August 23 and 24

CEUs on a Stick

For the 10th consecutive year, CEUs on a Stick will offer two days of morning and afternoon workshops that cover a variety of topics taught by experts from our faculty and community. More information.

September 16

Conversations with the Community*, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Peters Hall, room 155

Title: Conversations with the College: Diversity and Equity Efforts in CEHD and You
Presenter: Na’im Madyun, associate dean for Undergraduate Programs, Diversity and Outreach in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota.

Na'im Madyun has been at the University of Minnesota since 1997 when he began as a graduate student in the School Psychology program in the College of Education and Human Development. He is currently the associate dean for undergraduate, diversity and equity programs in the College of Education and Human Development. In this role, Madyun is responsible for the quality of undergraduate programming as well CEHD's presence in diversity and equity efforts. He is also an associate professor in the department of Organizational Leadership and Policy Development. His research has focused on opportunity and outcome gaps by integrating social capital and cultural capital theories in the study of students of color from middle school to college.

*Conversations with the Community are monthly events at which the school hosts representatives from agencies and organizations that are providing services and opportunities for marginalized populations in the community. Our students, faculty, staff, and alumni learn about the work of our community partners and make a commitment to serve these agencies with their time and effort. Everyone is welcome, and each event provides free CEUs and lunch!

September 24


SSW will have a team in NAMIWalks, which raises funds for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, an organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

October 14

Conversations with the Community, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Peters Hall: Hennepin County Child Protection Services

A team of social workers from Hennepin County child protection services be our guests.

November 3–6

Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting

The anniversary celebration will receive some national attention when the school hosts a special reception at the CSWE meeting in Atlanta, GA.

November 18

Conversations with the Community, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Peters Hall: The Importance of Adoption-Informed Support: The MN ADOPT HELP Program

Presenter: Emily Alewine, M.S.W., LISW

Since 1980, MN ADOPT’s mission has been to promote and support successful adoptions for all Minnesota children and families. This mission is accomplished through a multitude of supportive and educational resources available to the adoption community, including online resources, supportive and educational trainings, the state adoption exchange, and the HELP program.

The HELP Program is an innovative initiative MN ADOPT developed with funding from the MN Department of Human Services to provide post adoption clinical support and resource linkage assistance to the Minnesota adoption community.

CEUs will be provided to those in attendance of the full event. Complimentary lunch will be served. This is a free event. Please RSVP to Jennifer Witt with your name and any dietary or accessibility specifications.


February 10

Conversations with the Community, Peters Hall

Topic to be determined.

March 3

Conversations with the Community

Topic to be determined.

April 21

Conversations with the Community

Topic to be determined.

October 6 & 7