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School of Social Work earns accreditation reaffirmation

At its June meeting, the Council on Social Work Education reviewed the undergraduate and graduate-level social work programs in the School of Social Work at WMU. The accreditation for both programs was affirmed for 8 years, without conditions or progress reports, the maximum period available from the CSWE.

OT student competes in annual Maddak Awards program

WMU occupational therapy student, Erin Webster-Flynn, competed in the 42nd annual Maddak Awards, where OT professionals and students submit products they have invented or adapted to assist people with disabilities or recovering from illnesses and injuries.


Grant funds study of food selectivity in children

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation has awarded a grant of more than $56,000 for a study of treatment of children with food selectivity. Dr. Michelle Suarez, assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, will lead the project, which begins July 2016.

Grant funded project to improve care and training in nursing facilities

Dr. Janet Hahn, from the Center for Gerontology and the School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs, is leading a project totaling nearly $325,000 that will provide behavioral consultation and services to aging people with cognitive impairment at skilled nursing facilities in Michigan.

Alumna receives Faculty Mentor of the Year Award at NIU

Dr. Patricia Tattersall, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Ph.D. program alumna, received the 2016 NIU Research Mentor Award at NIU's seventh annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day. Tattersall received the annual award for embodying the qualities of an effective and influential mentorship.

Helping Young Learners SOAR

Student Occupations for Academic Readiness gives upper-level occupational therapy students their first field experience, as they assess learning styles and work one-on-one with students.

July 9

Max and Lisa M. Herrera Golf Outing Ridgeview Golf Course 10360 W. Main St., Kalamazoo, registration begins at 8:30 a.m., shotgun start at 9 a.m. $65 per golfer; proceeds benefit the memorial scholarship. Registration required.