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Social Work majors and students visit the State Capitol as part of Social Work Day at the Capitol. April 9, 2019

Social Work Students at Capitol

The St. Olaf College Department of Social Work and Family Studies and the Race and Ethnic Studies Program hosted the Olson Fund Discovering Families Lecture: Adoption in the U.S. on March 7, 2019. The lecture featured three panelists who brought distinct perspectives to the topic of adoption in the United States. CEU’s were offered for social workers in attendance. The event was streamed and is still available for viewing here.


“It’s always too early until it’s too late.”

Student researchers address mortality, inspire conversation More

“Depression in Female Veterans Returning from Deployment: The Role of Social Factors” by Holly Sairsingh, DSW, LCSW, (St. Olaf BSW ’09)
December 29, 2017


Dental Disparities among Low-Income American Adults: A Social Work Perspectivein Health and Social Work by Hannah MacDougall ’11
May 30, 2016


Recognition and Awards

Northfield Retirement Community gets honored with award as thanks for years of partnership with Social Work 254, Inclusive Practice: Individuals and Families.


Karen Goodenough ’99 named new Executive Director of NASW MN Chapter


Naurine Lennox ’64 receives the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award



Social Workin’ – an original song by two St. Olaf social work students


Social work poetry by Adriana Fuentes ’17:
Look up in the Sky
The Miracle Question