February 10, 2012

Rural Social Work Seminar at NMU

            MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University will host a presentation titled “Social Work in a Very Rural Place: A Study of Practitioners in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.” Emery Mackie, social work program director at Minnesota State University, will be the guest lecturer. The talk is scheduled at 3:10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in 167 Gries Hall.

            Mackie will discuss a study on the characteristics of social workers practicing in the Upper Peninsula. The mixed-methods research involved surveys and interviews about why they work in such a rural area, the challenges and joys of rural practice and their descriptions of living in such a remote place.

            For more information, contact the psychology department at 227-2935.

Prepared by Mylan Murphy.



Prepared By
Kristi Evans
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