Social Work Calendar

Social Work Events Calendar

Lynchburg 101 Events

*Approved Social Work Activity - 15 pts.


The Compassion Experience

The Compassion Experience will bring you as close to another country and culture as you can get without a passport. This interactive, immersive display allows you to step into the life of a child who has suffered under the crippling weight of poverty.

In the span of 20 minutes, you will travel with that child from hardship to hope. In addition, in the midst of hope, you will see that child's story transformed through the support of Compassion and the child's life-giving relationship with a sponsor. Don't miss this life-changing event brought to you by Compassion International and Blue Ridge Community Church.

This event is free. Walk-ins are also welcome.

  • Blue Ridge Community Church, 2361 New London Rd., Forest, VA 
  • Starts: TBD

*Approved Social Work Activity - 15 pts.


Meeting Start Up! Off-Campus Event

Meeting Startup! Off-Campus is an event hosted by the School of Business Entrepreneurship held on the last Monday of every month where they invite all of their members, local business, faculty, staff, and students to come network and build our community!

The first off-campus meeting will be held at the Center for Engineering, Research & Education (CERE).

  • 1173 Research Way, Forest, VA 24551

There will be food, games, networking, free giveaways, and tours of the CERE Facility led by the executive director, Rich Diddams.

*Approved Social Work Activity - 15 pts.


Middle Eastern Open House

Celebrate Middle Eastern culture with us at the International Student Center. This event is open to the whole University.

  • International Student Center
  • September 26, 12-4 p.m.

*Approved Social Work Activity - 5 pts.


#BreaktheStigma

National Depression Education and Awareness Month with the Student Health Center and Wellness Initiatives. Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States among people aged 15-44. Join the Student Health Center and Wellness Initiatives Department in stopping the stigma as we recognize National Depression Education and Awareness Month!

  • Health and Wellness Center
  • October 1, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

*Approved Social Work Activity - 15 pts.


D.I.R.T. Talk: "The Wall_The Law" Session 2

The Office of Equity and Inclusion (formerly Center4ME) will be hosting several Diversity Integration Reconciliation and Transitions (D.I.R.T.) talks throughout this semester. The talks are educational, but rather than just lecturing, the OEI team uses research to facilitate discussions, increase understanding and grow empathy. Areas of this topic covered throughout the series will be:

  • information on borders and national security
  • in-group bias, animus towards immigrants
  • the balance between legitimate national security and irrational fear
  • information on crime and the economy
  • determining what political statements about immigrants are accurate
  • biblical perspective for loving the sojourner, human dignity, providing assistance to the needy, and the balance of justice and mercy

Event Details

  • October 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Grad/Commuter Lounge

*Approved Social Work Activity - 15 pts. 


Samaritan's Purse Emergency Field Hospital Event

Come learn how ordinary people can make an extraordinary difference in the midst of war and disaster. You will hear inspirational stories from medical clinicians who overcome difficult challenges to bring hope and the love of Christ to those in need. 

  • Academic Lawn
  • October 8, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

*Approved Social Work Activity - 5pts.


Samaritan's Purse Information Meeting

Samaritan's Purse will have a representative of the ministry sharing about the ongoing, international work of Samaritan's Purse during this informational event.

  • DH 3268
  • October 9, 4:30-5:40 p.m.

*Approved Social Work Activity - 15 pts.


Shatter the Silence

Hear the testimony of how human trafficking changed a woman’s life and the journey she now takes to fight against the silence.  Shattering all notions of normal, she will unpack the depths of this dark industry to engage with humanity at its worst.  Sponsored by Jars of Hope, this event will highlight the stories of Hookers for Jesus and other organizations who daily engage this line of service. Come discover opportunities and how you might get involved!  *Pre-event starts at 7:30 p.m. with Jars of Hope.

  • South Mountview Ballroom
  • October 9, 8 p.m.-9 p.m.

*Approved Social Work Activity - 15pts


Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) Documentary

Come view this newly released documentary sponsored by Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) called “Operation Toussaint.”  You will experience the story of O.U.R. and how they work closely with International law enforcement to arrest those involved in human trafficking and rescue those most vulnerable.  See their story unfold as sting operations are executed in order to stop human trafficking in Haiti.  *To be screened after the “Shatter the Silence” event.

  • South Montview Ballroom
  • October 9, 8 p.m.-9 p.m.

*Approved Social Work Activity - 15pts


Facing the Darkness

In partnership with SIM, come hear the inspirational testimony of Nancy Writebol.  During the Ebola outbreak in March of 2014, she was one of the first Americans to become infected with the Ebola virus during her time as a volunteer with the relief efforts. Come be encouraged by her story of faith and how her ministry of trauma-healing is helping so many in West Africa. *Light lunch to be served – limited supply.  ** Trauma-healing workshop to follow this event.

  • South Montview Ballroom
  • October 10, 12 p.m.-12:50 p.m.

*Approved Social Work Activity - 15pts

**Trauma-healing workshop beginning at 1:20 p.m. is worth an additional 15 pts.


Rebecca McDonald

President of Women at Risk International will be speaking at a combined Social Work and Psychology event. (https://warinternational.org)

  • Demoss 4412
  • October 11, 6 p.m.

*Approved Social Work Activity - 15pts


D.I.R.T. Talk: "The Wall_The Law" Session 3

The Office of Equity and Inclusion (formerly Center4ME) will be hosting several Diversity Integration Reconciliation and Transitions (D.I.R.T.) talks throughout this semester. The talks are educational, but rather than just lecturing, the OEI team uses research to facilitate discussions, increase understanding and grow empathy. Areas of this topic covered throughout the series will be:

  • information on borders and national security
  • in-group bias, animus towards immigrants
  • the balance between legitimate national security and irrational fear
  • information on crime and the economy
  • determining what political statements about immigrants are accurate
  • biblical perspective for loving the sojourner, human dignity, providing assistance to the needy, and the balance of justice and mercy

Event Details

  • October 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Commons II Leadership Training Room

*Approved Social Work Activity - 15 pts. 


D.I.R.T. Talk: "The Wall_The Law" Session 4

The Office of Equity and Inclusion (formerly Center4ME) will be hosting several Diversity Integration Reconciliation and Transitions (D.I.R.T.) talks throughout this semester. The Social Work Club is working with the OEI to host this session.

This event will be looking at the proposed border wall and immigration law from a Christian perspective. Event Details:

  • October 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Library Active Learning Room  

*Approved Social Work Activity - 15 pts. 


Emotional Health Workshop

Join the Student Health Center and Wellness Initiatives Department among other campus partners as we talk about the importance of emotional health, and strive to change the way we think about stress. 

  • Active Learning Classroom
  • October 16, 5-6:30 p.m.

*Approved Social Work Activity - 15 pts. 


Canadian Open House

Celebrate Canada with us at the International Student Center. This event is open to the whole University.

  • International Student Center
  • October 17, 12-4 p.m.

*Approved Social Work Activity - 5 pts.


Yoga Workshop: Breathing Techniques

Yoga Workshop: Breathing Techniques for Anxiety and Stress Relief

  • LaHaye Recreation & Fitness Center-Mind and Body Study
  • October 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

*Approved Social Work Activity - 5 pts.


D.I.R.T. Talk: "The Wall_The Law" Session 5

The Office of Equity and Inclusion (formerly Center4ME) will be hosting several Diversity Integration Reconciliation and Transitions (D.I.R.T.) talks throughout this semester. The talks are educational, but rather than just lecturing, the OEI team uses research to facilitate discussions, increase understanding and grow empathy.

Areas covered throughout the series include:

  • Information on borders and national security
  • In-group bias, animus towards immigrants
  • The balance between legitimate national security and irrational fear
  • Information on crime and the economy
  • Determining what political statements about immigrants are accurate
  • Biblical perspective for loving the sojourner, human dignity, providing assistance to the needy, and the balance of justice and mercy

Event Details

  • October 18, 3-5 p.m.
  • Location: Campus Bookstore

*Approved Social Work Activity - 15 pts. 


Trunk or Treat Family Fall Event

This event is through Central Virginia Sensory Enrichment and hosted by Heritage United Methodist Church. The Social Work club is looking for volunteers to help with this event.

  • Heritage United Methodist Church Gym
  • October 20, 4-7 p.m.

You can sign up to serve from 3:30-6:30 p.m., 4-7 p.m., or 6-8:30 p.m.

Please RSVP by October 6 for helping with this event.

*Approved Social Work Activity - 15 pts.


Career Week Panels to Attend

All panels will be held in the Montview Student Union, Career Center

Monday, Oct. 22

  • 9 a.m. Resume and Cover Letter Panel
  • 1 p.m. Professional Dress Panel
  • 3 p.m. Social Media Panel
  • 5 p.m. Internship Strategy Session

Wednesday, Oct. 24

  • 9 a.m. Interview Skills Panel

*Approved Social Work Activities - 15pts. 


European Open House

Celebrate European culture with us at the International Student Center. This event is open to the whole University.

  • International Student Center
  • October 24, 12-4 p.m.

*Approved Social Work Activity - 5 pts.


Army Ruck Event

For details such as location, time, distance, and expectations please contact Professor Turner.

  • October 27

*Approved Social Work Activity - 15 pts. 


National Recognition: American Diabetes Month 

According to the American Diabetes Association, 1 in 11 Americans has diabetes. What can we do to recognize and reduce the risk? This month, the Student Health Center and Wellness Initiatives Department seeks to get the word out on campus about one of the most widespread diseases in North America. 

  • Montview Student Union
  • November 8, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

*Approved Social Work Activity - 5 pts. 


Alumni Presentation

A former graduate, Gaothying Her, will be presenting on her experience with the Peace Corps in South Africa.

  • Demoss 3268
  • November 15, 7 p.m.-8 p.m.

*Approved Social Work Activity - 15pts.


D.I.R.T. Talk: "#MeToo: Has it gone wrong?"

The Office of Equity and Inclusion (formerly Center4ME) will be hosting several Diversity Integration Reconciliation and Transitions (D.I.R.T.) talks throughout this semester. The Social Work Club is working with the OEI to host this session.

This event will be looking at the pros and cons of the #MeToo movement and discussing how to make Liberty a harassment-free campus.

  • Nov. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Location: TBD

*Approved Social Work Activity - 15 pts. 


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