Park University to Host Information Nights for Social Work Programs

Thursday, September 25, 2014

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Park University’s Department of Social Work will offer two information nights for its Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Social Work programs. The MSW event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 1, and the BSW event is set for Wednesday, Oct. 8. Both events, which are open to the public, will take place at 6 p.m. in room 306 of Hawley Hall on the University’s Parkville Campus.

Park’s MSW program which was granted full candidacy accreditation status through the Council on Social Work Education and officially launched in June 2014, prepares graduates with knowledge, values and skills needed to deliver effective and efficient advanced social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.

The BSW program prepares students for beginning professional practice in a wide variety of social service settings. As generalist social work practitioners, graduates are prepared to work with diverse populations. Students considering social work as a major at Park must have a strong desire to help others help themselves as they resolve personal, social or environmental problems.

“I look forward to meeting prospective students who feel called to play an active role through engagement with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities to promote healthy transformation and social justice,” said Walter Kisthardt, Ph.D., chair of Park’s MSW program and professor of social work.

Pizza and refreshments will be available for attendees. Interested individuals are encouraged to RSVP to Edwina Fontana, administrative assistant for Park’s social work and criminal justice programs, at or (816) 584-6518.