Summer and fall have been full of activity in CSBS, and the many activities strongly showcase the excellent collaborative efforts of our faculty and staff as they engage students and community members in exciting and beneficial ways. Here are just a few highlights:
- System of Support Workshop: CSBS and UNI-CUE faculty and staff partnered to provide a daylong workshop for helping professionals who provide services in our regional community.
- Trauma Informed Care: Social work continues to build their national and regional reputation as the go-to-place for training on trauma informed care. Faculty and their invited speakers provided two days of workshops, especially inviting the field professionals who serve as supervisors for their student interns.
- #PanthersVote: As part of the American Democracy Project, Justin Holmes mentored multiple students in a highly successful effort to get out the vote during the recent election cycle.
- Center for Violence Prevention: The CVP received federal funding for a statewide initiative to prevent violence in schools and support students who face mental health challenges.
- Dig UNI: Don Gaff’s Archeological Fieldwork class has students digging on campus at the site of old Central Hall, gaining hands-on experience while contributing knowledge to the archeological and historical record of UNI.
- GeoTREE Center: Through a grant, John DeGroote and students have been creating a visual map of the local Cedar Valley trails system. The completed portion has already generated more than 20,000 views.
CSBS continues to lead in a variety of projects that utilize our disciplinary expertise to mentor students and address practical issues in the world. Please enjoy reading about the many successes of our faculty, staff and students in this edition of Kudos.
--Dean Brenda Bass