certificates, induction, and pins!

MAKE UP INDUCTION IS ON FEB 18TH FROM 5:30-8:30 IN THE SILVER STUDENT LOUNGE, DROP IN AT ANYTIME. YOU CAN ALSO PICK UP YOU PHI ALPHA CERTIFICATE AND PIN AT THIS TIME!

MAKE UP INDUCTION

Dear Phi Alpha Members,

Thanks to all who came out last night. It was a lovely event because of each of you.

The make up Induction will be during our knitting volunteer event on Tuesday, February 18th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm in the Silver Student Lounge in Silver.

You MUST be inducted and pay dues before the end of February in order for your membership to be valid.

If you cannot make this time reach out via phone or skype to me and arrange a time to be inducted via the telephone, 415-999-9456.

Thank you very much.

Best,

Jessica Lief

Tim Kreider’s Talk at INDUCTION

 


[1] Ainsworth, Blehar, et al, p. 31.

CERTIFICATES ARE HERE!

CERTIFICATES ARE HERE! For members that were inducted/paid dues in the fall of 2013, we have your Phi Alpha Certificates ready. Members of the executive board will be at a table in the SILVER STUDENT LOUNGE during the following hours. You are encouraged to pick up your Phi Alpha Certificate.

Heather (alumni relations representative)/Katy (vice president): 1pm-2pm, Tuesday, February 4th

Amanda (treasurer): 4pm-5pm, Wednesday, February 5th

Katy (vice president): 11pm-1pm, Thursday, February 6th

Isabel (secretary): 1pm-3pm, Friday, February 7th

Phi Alpha Monthly Newsletter

Phi Alpha Monthly Newsletter

February 2014

 

Happy February Phi Alpha Members,

 

I hope you will join me in sending a huge congratulations to our new members this semester!

 

Old Phi Alpha members are encouraged to attend the induction ceremony and speak with new members about their experiences at the School of Social Work. Induction will take place in the Rosenthal Pavilion in Kimmel on, Monday, February 3rd at 6:30pm.

 

The Phi Alpha Induction Ceremony is MANDATORY for all new members unless it is completely impossible for you to attend due to extenuating circumstances. If you are unable to attend, please make arrangements with me for your make up induction. You must be inducted by the end of February or you will not be considered a member for the spring 2014 semester.

   

As a reminder, your requirements (one professional development event and one volunteer event per semester) for Phi Alpha must be completed by the end of the semester in order to maintain your membership. If you have not fulfilled your requirements by the end of the semester, you have one semester to make up your missing requirements.

 

IMPORTANT: For NEW Phi Alpha members, membership dues are due by FEBRUARY 15TH. If dues are not submitted by this date, you will not be considered a member for the spring of 2014 semester.

 

CERTIFICATES ARE HERE! For members that were inducted/paid dues in the fall of 2013, we have your Phi Alpha Certificates ready. Members of the executive board will be at a table in the SILVER STUDENT LOUNGE during the following hours. You are encouraged to pick up your Phi Alpha Certificate.

 

Heather (alumni relations representative)/Katy (vice president): 1pm-2pm, Tuesday, February 4th

 

Amanda (treasurer): 4pm-5pm, Wednesday, February 5th

 

Katy (vice president): 11pm-1pm, Thursday, February 6th

 

Isabel (secretary): 1pm-3pm, Friday, February 7th

 

 

Volunteer Events

On Tuesday, February 18th from 5:30PM-8:30PM in the Student Lounge in Silver AND Sunday, February 23rd 1PM – 4PM at 239 Greene Street, Argo Tea, we will be gathering together to make a blanket for children living at a therapeutic community. Light refreshments and snacks will be served. Materials provided. If you have your own materials, please bring them! All levels welcome and no experience is necessary. For more information or to RSVP, contact: ssw.phialpha@nyu.edu

 

I would also like to remind each Phi Alpha member of the opportunity to participate in the Silver Fox program led by Jennifer Glass, the President of GSA. This program pairs mentors and mentees together and allows for academic and professional support throughout the school year. Please reach out to Jennifer Glass (Jennifer.glass@nyu.edu) directly if you would like to participate in this program as either a mentor or mentee. If you participate as a mentor, this will fulfill your volunteer requirement for the semester.

 

As always, the most up-to-date volunteer opportunities are available on the Groupspaces calendar, facebook page, and the Phi Alpha blog. We will be adding exciting new opportunities throughout the year, so please continue to refer to the calendar and follow the RSVP instructions detailed on each event page.

 

Professional Development:

 

Join us the ICUR Spring 2014 Lab Series: Unearthing Internalized Racial Oppression. This event is free and open to the public and is put on by Interschool Council on Undoing Racism. This will be a healing circle-style cypher on the deep impact of racial oppression on our minds, bodies and spirits. This conversation will pull from traditional and holistic practices as well as popular education approaches. The process is designed to elicit deeper inner knowing and should connection about our pain and our paths toward healing. Please bring an object of personal, familial or ancestral significance for our collective creating of space. This event will take place on Thursday, February 13th from 6pm-8:30pm  at Stony Brook Manhattan at 113 East 27th Street, New York, NY. I have also attached the poster for this event.

 

Please consult the facebook page and/or blog for more information about professional development in February as we will make you aware of the events as we add them to our calendar and confirm logistical information.

 

 

 Save the date

 

Please join us for an evening service where we remember our friend and fellow student Patricia Owusu. Phi Alpha and the Graduate Student Association will conduct a memorial service in her memory on Monday, February 10th at 6pm in the Silver Parlor. 

Please bring anything you would like to share: thoughts, stories, poems, songs, quotations as we remember our dear friend and fellow student. We will also be making cards to send to her family. Light refreshments will be served.

 

As always, feel free to reach out to Phi Alpha with any questions and/or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

With warm wishes for a delightful February!

 

All the best,
Jessica C Lief
President

PD EVENT!

PD EVENT!

Attention Phi Alpha Members:

Do you still need to complete your professional development event?!!

Join GSA!

WALKOUT: Undoing Racism Movie Night & Discussion
Join URIP for a screening of Walkout; a documentary about Chican@ students who protest blatant disregard of their basic human rights in their schools. !An open discussion of the film and its relevance to our current organizing will follow. Register Here: Thursday, January 16th, 2014, 6:30-9:30pm, NYU Silver School, The Parlor Room (1 Washington Square N, New York, NY 10003)

January Newsletter

Phi Alpha Monthly Newsletter

January 2014

 

Happy January and Happy New Year Phi Alpha Members,

 

We hope you had a lovely winter break and are enjoying the unexpected snow days!

 

This is going to be a short email as January is a quiet month for Phi Alpha, and the executive board is hard at work planning the events for the semester.

 

As you probably know, your requirements for Phi Alpha must be completed by the end of the semester in order to maintain your membership. If you have not fulfilled your requirements by the end of the semester, you have one semester to make up your missing requirements.

 

If you have not fulfilled your requirements from last semester, please reach out to me directly. I am happy to discuss with each of you how you can fulfill your requirements with what would fit your interests.

 

I am very happy to announce that Phi Alpha received the Social Justice and Diversity Grant. This would not have been possible were it not for the hard work of the executive board, the Student Collective for Global Social Work, Animal Assisted Therapy in Social Work, and a couple Phi Alpha members you know who you are! We are hard at work to plan a conference on promoting human rights in conflict zones in early April. If you are interested in helping to plan this conference, please contact me directly at jcl562@nyu.edu

 

 

Volunteer Events
This Sunday January 5th from 1PM-4PM at Argo Tea at 239 Greene Street AND Wednesday, January 15th 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM in Silver Lounge, we will be gathering together to make a blanket for children living at a therapeutic community. Light refreshments and snacks will be served. Materials provided. If you have your own materials, please bring them! All levels welcome and no experience is necessary. For more information or to RSVP, contact: ssw.phialpha@nyu.edu

 

In October 2004, JBFCS’ Volunteer Services began a project called Sanctuary Stitchers. The program’s goal is to provide a handmade knit or crocheted blanket to each child in therapeutic treatment at one of our residential programs. Sanctuary Stitcher volunteers knit or crochet 7 by 9 inch squares which are assembled into beautiful handmade blankets for children living at JBFCS residences.

 

Your Contribution: Knit or crochet squares for a blanket to comfort a child. One blanket takes 49 squares –knit or crochet one square or forty nine!

 

Square Specifications

Square Size: 7 by 9 inches
Acrylic, worsted weight yarn of any color
Knitting Needles: Size 7
Crochet Hook: Size G
Cast on 35 stitches

For more information, visit: http://www.sanctuarystitchers.org/getStarted.htm

 

As always, the most up-to-date volunteer opportunities are available on the Groupspaces calendar, facebook page, and the Phi Alpha blog. We will be adding exciting new opportunities throughout the year, so please continue to refer to the calendar and follow the RSVP instructions detailed on each event page.

 

 

IMPORTANT: Please save the date for the spring Phi Alpha INDUCTION CEREMONY for the new members. The Phi Alpha induction will take place on Monday, February 3rd at 6:30PM in the Rosenthal Pavilion (Please note the location change.) Old and new members of Phi Alpha and their friends and family are welcome to attend.

 

Our guest speaker for the Spring Phi Alpha Induction will be Tim Kreider. Mr. Kreider will be speaking at induction about creating meaning from client’s stories and making meaning from stories as a writer. Mr. Kreider will be signing copies of his book that will also be available for purchase.

 

Biography

Tim Kreider is an essayist and cartoonist. His most recent book is We Learn Nothing (Simon & Schuster). He has contributed to The New York Times, The New Yorker‘s “Page-Turner” blog, the Men’s Journalnerve.com, The Comics Journal, and Film Quarterly. His cartoons have been collected in three books by Fantagraphics. His cartoon, “The Pain–When Will It End?” ran for twelve years in the Baltimore City Paper and other alternative weeklies, and is archived at the paincomics.com.

 

Kreider was born and educated in Baltimore, MD. He lives in New York City and an Undisclosed Location on the Chesapeake Bay. He has had the same cat for nineteen years. He has been stabbed in the throat on the island of Crete, ridden the circus train to Mexico City, and accompanied a friend having sex change surgery to Neenah, Wisconsin.

  

Abstract for We Learn Nothing

In We Learn Nothing, satirical cartoonist Tim Kreider turns his funny, brutally honest eye to the dark truths of the human condition, asking big questions about human-sized problems: What if you survive a brush with death and it doesn’t change you? Why do we fall in love with people we don’t even like? How do you react when someone you’ve known for years unexpectedly changes genders? With a perfect combination of humor and pathos, these essays, peppered with Kreider’s signature cartoons, leave us with newfound wisdom and a unique prism through which to examine our own chaotic journeys through life.

 

As always, feel free to reach out to Phi Alpha with any questions and/or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

With warm wishes for a wonderful start to 2014!

 

All the best,
Jessica C Lief
President