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TRINITY HOSTS CONFERENCE FOR SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS

Pursuing social justice was the focus of the conference for Christian social work students recently held at Trinity and sponsored by the College and the North American Association of Christians in Social Work.

Social work students from Trinity and other participating colleges took part in sessions on:

. aging
. health
. social justice
. violence in the home
. applying to grad school
. transitioning from student to social worker
. interviewing for social work jobs

"The conference provided a great opportunity to meet and connect with other social work students," said Mallory Hansen '08 of Roseville, Minnesota. "It also opened our eyes to new areas of social work and provided helpful tips on how to enter the professional world."

The conference also provided the opportunity for students to gather information from exhibitors, visit local agencies, and present group projects.

"The Game of Life: Drugs, Affairs, and .Kidneys?!" was presented by juniors Maggie Wiles of Rockford, Illinois; Jocelyn Kemink of Waupun, Wisconsin; Ashlee VanGundy of Morton, Illinois; Amanda Keene of Dyer, Indiana; and Lindsay Ebels of Zeeland, Michigan. Using a game show format, they presented a learning structure and process for segments of the social work code of ethics in relation to the Sermon on the Mount from the Gospel of Matthew. The project highlighted the incorporation of ethical principles in daily life and their walk as Christian social work professionals.

Taking a break from social "work," students enjoyed socializing in downtown Chicago during a visit to Millennium Park and Navy Pier on Friday evening.


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