UI to celebrate 100th anniversary of professional social work March
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A reception, film and a panel presentation will highlight
a celebration of the 100th anniversary of professional social work Thursday,
March 12 at the Minnesota Room of the Iowa Memorial Union on the campus
of the University of Iowa.
Sponsors of the event are the Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC),
the UI School of Social Work, the southeast branch of the National Association
of Social Workers (NASW), and the UI Social Work Student Association.
The evening's activities will begin with a 6 p.m. mixer hosted by NASW.
At 6:30 p.m. a film about Jane Addams, generally considered the mother
of social work, will be shown. Addams was the founder of Hull House and
co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931. The film will help celebrate
March as both Women's History Month and Social Work Month.
The film will be followed by a panel presentation and discussion about
current issues in social work and social work education. Speakers are Jay
Cayner, Carolyn Copps Hartley, and Esther Materon-Arum. Cayner is the
director of Social, Patient, and Family Services at UI Hospitals and Clinics
and is the past president of NASW. Copps Hartley has been on the faculty
of the UI School of Social Work since January 1994 and teaches foundation
micro practice courses for first-year master's degree students. Materon-Arum
is the coordinator of Academic Support Programs at UI.
For more information, call the Women's Resource and Action Center, phone