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Social Work Calendar

Social Work Events Calendar

Field Orientation Training

  • Aug. 20, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Liberty Mountain Conference Center, Room 108

*Required for field students and their Agency Task Supervisors.


All Student Meeting

  • Aug. 22, 2019, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • DeMoss Hall, Room 4412

*Required for all SOWK majors.


Gate 1 Fingerprinting

  • Sept. 3, 2019, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • DeMoss Hall, Room 3268
  • SOWK students enrolled in the SOWK 294: Gate 1 course can come get fingerprinted for free!

Resume & Interview Workshop

  • Sept. 5, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
  • DeMoss Hall, Room 1284

*Required for all 365 and 465 online students and residential students in 465.


Office of Equity and Inclusion Cultured Night: Selena

  • Sept. 5, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
  • Montview Student Union – Argo Teahouse Lounge – 2610Our latest installment of the OEI Cultured series! This event will focus on celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. “Selena” is based on the real-life story of pop sensation Selena Quintanilla-Pérez who was dubbed the queen of Tejano music.*15 point approved SOWK activity

Writing Workshop

  • Sept. 11, 2019, 5-6:30 p.m.
  • DeMoss Hall, Room 3268

This writing workshop will equip you to take your writing to the next level. Through this event, you will learn grammar tips, scholarly writing, APA tricks, and other information that will improve your writing and help you cut down on the writing time! These skills will not only be helpful for your time in school and boosting your resume, but they are also an excellent asset for you as you enter the workforce.

*15 point approved SOWK activity


International Field Interest Meeting

  • Sept. 12, 2019, 4:30-6 p.m.
  • DeMoss Hall, International Student Center

World Map Experience

  • September 16 – September 20, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Monview Student Union, 1st FloorEver wonder where human trafficking happens most in the world? Where access to clean water is scarce? Which country refugees are fleeing from the most? Come interact and find these and other relevant answers at the World Map. You also will have the opportunity to learn about opportunities for traveling, serving, and studying abroad.*15 points approved SOWK activity

Samaritan’s Purse Shelter Experience (G5 Columbia)

  • September 16 –  September 20, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Freedom Tower Lawn
  • Experience how a shelter is utilized in Colombia! Learn how Samaritan’s Purse (SP) is working to provide immediate and long-term aid through these shelters to serve those most vulnerable. You will have the chance to interact with SP staff who work alongside Colombians.  Come hear how God is meeting physical and spiritual needs and discover G5 service opportunities!

*15 point approved SOWK activity


New Hope Girls

  • September 16, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
  • Demoss Hall, 3064
  • Come enjoy some light refreshments while you hear about the vision the Lord has given Joy Reyes for helping girls heal from sex trafficking and the ministry’s growth since Joy was last here! Joy will also be selling handmade bags to support New Hope Girls while she is here.

*15 point approved SOWK activity


Human Migration

  • September 17, 12:45 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Hancock Welcome Center, Room 122 
  • Traumatic situations separate people from their homes and families around the world daily. Throughout this seminar, you will be able to learn from leading experts and understand the involuntary migration of refugee and displaced peoples. Come grow your knowledge and discover your role in addressing this global crisis. Lunch provided, while supplies last.

*15 point approved SOWK activity


Samaritan’s Purse: Serving Columbia (G5 Columbia)

  • September 18, 5 p.m.
  • South Montview Ballroom
  • Whether your focus of study is Ministry, Counseling, Public Health, or Government, there is an opportunity for you to use your skills and passion to serve the nation of Colombia. Through a series of engaging talks, you will see why Colombia is our G5 nation this year and how to connect to travel opportunities. Discover your part and serve the nation of Colombia!  Light-Dinner provided, while supplies last.

*15 point approved SOWK activity


Experience an Ethnic Meal

  • September 19, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • South Montview Ballroom

Share an authentic ethnic meal with a cultural expert and expand your knowledge. Come to this interactive experience and learn how you can enter into cross-cultural relationships through food and drink.

*15 point approved SOWK activity


International Lunch & Learn ft. India

  • September 20, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Montview Student Center, Room 2610 (Tea House Lounge)

Bring your lunch and join us for a session to learn about Indian culture. For more information contact the International Student Center at ISC@liberty.edu or (434) 592-4118

*15 point approved SOWK activity


Lynchburg 101: Food Disparity

  • September 24, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Montview Lawn

Is it hard to think on an empty stomach? This is the reality for many children in Lynchburg. We need your help to pack meals and raise the awareness needed to put an end to child hunger in our community. For more information and to register text “SERVEWS” to 24502. Dinner will be provided to pre-registered volunteers. (In case of inclement weather, location will be sent to registered participants.)

*15 point approved SOWK activity


Revive: Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education for Virginia

  • September 26, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • 2235 Landover Place, Lower Level Conference Room

Become a certified opioid overdose responder! Trainees will receive free-of-cost state recognized certification and overdose responder ID, hands on training and additional education materials, and personal Naloxone Administration Kit. Only 30 spaces are available for this special training, so please register as soon as possible at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5PM75YD.

*15 point approved SOWK activity


Nelson County Vigil

  • Oct. 2, 2019, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • The Nelson Center: 8445 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, VA 22949

Candlelight Vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, in partnership with Rockfish Baptist Association of Virginia.

*5 point approved SOWK activity


Campbell County Vigil

  • Oct. 3, 2019, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Community Center: 105 Smith Street, Brookneal, VA 2452

Candlelight Vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, in partnership with Campbell County Victim Witness.

*5 point approved SOWK activity


Give 5 So Kids Can Thrive- 5K Event

  • Oct. 5, 2019, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Peaks View Park
  • Patrick Henry Family Serives

At Patrick Henry Family Services we deliver help, hope and healing to children and families within our region. Trauma informed care is provided through unique and innovative programming  that will allow every child to be with a thriving family surrounded by a faithful community. Because we do not take government funds, our programs are supported by donors who believe in our mission. Please join us on October 5th for our annual Do It For the Kids Day 5K Walk/Run. Our slogan is Go 5 So  Kids Can Thrive! Every dollar raised during the Do It For the Kids Day 5K will be spent on serving children and families and furthering community collaboration. To participate as a fundraiser you can sign up at www.doitforthekidsday.com or to register to run/walk please visit, www.riversiderunners.com

*15 point approved SOWK activity


Lynchburg 101: Mental Health in our Community

  • October 8, 2019, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • JFL Terrace

Do we get mental health right? Come and join a conversation with local experts as they untangle the complexity of mental health where we live. Dinner will be provided.

*15 point approved SOWK activity


Resume & Interview Workshop

  • Oct. 8, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
  • DeMoss Hall, Room 1284

*Required for residential Juniors enrolled in SOWK 365.


Social Work Club: Panel Speaker Night

  • Oct. 15, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
  • Demoss 1336

Come join the SOWK Club as they host a panel of Liberty social work graduates at their next meeting!

*15 point approved SOWK activity


Multi-Media: The Intersection of Domestic Violence & the Media

  • Oct. 17, 2019, 12:00 p.m.
  • YWCA of Central Virginia- Ivey Room: 626 Church Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504

Come join this special Lunch & Learn Experience hosted by YWCA of Central Virginia on the correlations between the media and domestic violence.

*15 point approved SOWK activity


Parkview Community Mission Supply Drive

  • Oct. 17 – Oct. 29, 2019
  • Professor Cole’s Office, Demoss 3320

Essentials for adults/children: Socks, Gloves, Jackets. Needed items: Deodorant, Body Wash, Shampoo, Blankets.

*5 point approved SOWK activity


Veteran’s Donation Drive

  • Oct. 17 – Nov. 22, 2019
  • Professor Cole’s Office, Demoss 3320

Gleaning For The World is holding a supply collection solely for Lynchburg area veterans. The items they are collecting include new packaged socks and underwear, pens and notepads, gum and candy, as well as magazines and books. These items will be distributed to area veterans in need beginning on Veterans Day, and throughout the winter months.

*5 point approved SOWK activity


Amherst County Vigil

  • Oct. 22, 2019, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Mount Olive Baptist Church: 160 Court Street, Amherst, VA 24521

Candlelight Vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, in partnership with Amherst County Victim Witness.

*5 point approved SOWK activity


Appomattox Vigil

  • Oct. 24, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Memorial United Methodist Church- Legacy Hall: 403 Court Street, Appomattox, VA 24522

Candlelight Vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, in partnership with Appomattox Victim Witness.

*5 point approved SOWK activity


Field Fair

  • Oct. 15, 2019, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Montview Ballroom

Lynchburg 101: Mental Health Pt. 2, Mental Health & Wellness

  • October 22, 2019, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Demoss Hall, 1286

Are you ready to be an advocate for mental health in our community? Join us for a walk-through on practical steps in self-care, care for others, and professional care. Dinner will be provided.

*15 point approved SOWK activity


International Lunch & Learn ft. China

  • October 25, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Montview Student Center, Room 2610 (Tea House Lounge)

Bring your lunch and join us for a session to learn about Chinese culture. For more information contact the International Student Center at ISC@liberty.edu or (434) 592-4118

*15 point approved SOWK activity


Gate 1 Informational Meeting

  • Oct. 29, 2019, 4-5 p.m.
  • DeMoss Hall, Room 3086

 

For all of the students who have not yet applied for Gate 1, come join us to learn about how to navigate the Gate 1 Application process and what to expect!

*15 point approved activity!


Gender Issues

  • Oct. 29, 2019, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • DeMoss Hall, Room 4412

 

Please join us for a presentation from Psychology professor, Dr. Judith Reisman, on gender issues in today’s society.

*15 point approved activity!

European Open House

  • Oct. 30, 2019, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • International Student Center, Room 2232

 

*5 point approved SOWK activity


Law Review Symposium

  • Nov. 1, 2019, 2 p.m.
  • Supreme Courtroom, Liberty School of Law
  • Liberty’s School of Law will be hosting their annual Law Review Symposium on the topic of child abuse in the church. The event will be in the Supreme Courtroom and a reception with refreshments will follow. Speakers include: 
    1. Peter Janci: a victim’s advocate with a firm in Portland that has brought cases against large national organizations such as the Boy Scouts and the Catholic Church;
    2. Laura Dunn, a nationally-recognized expert on Title IX and campus sexual assault, 2018 TED Fellow, and victim right’s attorney;
    3. Pearl Kim, a 2018 Congressional Candidate and former special victims prosecutor who secured the first human trafficking conviction in Pennsylvania; and
    4. Jimmy Hinton, a full-time minister who collaborates with neuroscientists and focuses his research and training on deception techniques of skilled abusers who molest children in plain sight.There will be a reception with refreshments in the Mountain View Room following the Symposium. If you would like to attend, please RSVP at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-liberty-university-law-review-symposium-on-child-abuse-and-the-church-tickets-76821756943*15 point approved SOWK activity

     


Rotary Runs 5K: The Access to College Project

  • Nov. 2, 2019, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • PO Box 105, Hampden-Sydney, VA US 23943
  • Rotary Club of Farmville
  • The Rotary Club of Farmville Rotary Runs is a 5 K run/walk taking place on the scenic and historic campus of Hampden-Sydney College. All proceeds will go the Rotary Club of Farmville Access to College Project. This fund will enable students who cannot afford to apply to college the ability to test for and submit college applications. Run, walk, or simply come out for a day of family fun. Lunch donated by Fishin’Pig and music donated by the Buffalo Creek Ramblers. Register early to save $5 off the registration! Students can participate for FREE, but must register and show Student ID at race packet pick up!
    *15 point approved SOWK activity

 Writing Workshop
  • Nov. 4, 2019, 5:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
  • Demoss Hall, Room 3064

This writing workshop will equip you to take your writing to the next level. Through this event, you will learn grammar tips, scholarly writing, APA tricks, and other information that will improve your writing and help you cut down on the writing time! These skills will not only be helpful for your time in school and boosting your resume, but they are also an excellent asset for you as you enter the workforce.

*15 point approved SOWK activity


Pre-Field Workshop

  • Nov. 12, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
  • DeMoss Hall, Room 1284

*Required for students in SOWK 365 & 465


International Lunch & Learn ft. Zimbabwe

  • November 15, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Montview Student Center, Room 2610 (Tea House Lounge)Bring your lunch and join us for a session to learn about Zimbabwe’s culture. For more information contact the International Student Center at ISC@liberty.edu or (434) 592-4118

*15 point approved SOWK activity


Anti-Human Trafficking

  • November 19, 2019, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Montview Alumni Ballroom

Ever wonder how sex-trafficking actually starts? Come and learn how International and Domestic professionals are working on the front lines and behind the scenes to prevent the growth of this dark industry. Join us for this experiential workshop and discover ways that you can serve those most vulnerable. Dinner will be provided.

*15 point approved SOWK activity


Girls on the Run 5K

  • November 23, 2019, 10 a.m.
  • Sweet Briar College

The Girls on the Run 5K is the culmination of the 10 week Girls on the Run/ Heart & Sole program. At this event, all of our participants, coaches, and families come together to complete a 5K Celebration Run. Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when girls realize that event the seemingly impossible IS possible. You can be a part of an exciting day that our participants and families remember for a long time. Social work students are invited to volunteer or run! For more information, or to register, visit www.girlsontheruncenva.org.

*15 point approved SOWK activity


Department Open House

  • Dec. 4, 2019, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • DeMoss Hall, Room 3268

Samaritan’s Purse: DART Training

  • January 7-9, 2020, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; January 10, 2020, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Jerry Falwell Library – Terrace Conference Lounge

The Samaritan’s Purse International Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) program is committed to meeting the critical needs of victims of war, poverty, famine, disease, and natural disaster. Certified DART members stand ready to respond at a moment’s notice whenever and wherever disaster strikes. The DART program specializes in providing water, food, shelter, and medical care while sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.

This training will equip participants in the following content areas:

  • An overview of Samaritan’s Purse disaster response history and methods,
  • Types of disasters
  • Primary sectors of response and intervention
  • Humanitarian principles
  • Rapid needs assessments
  • Field communications
  • Cross-cultural awareness
  • Modalities of medical response
  • Simulated exercise