Kansas State University Social Work

2010-11 Social Work Organization

Is a career in Social Work for you? Social workers help people deal with their relationships with others; solve their personal, family, and community problems; and grow and develop by learning to cope with or shape the social and environmental forces affecting daily life.

Social work is a profession for those with a spark of idealism, a belief in social justice, and a natural love of working with people. Social work offers the chance to work with and for people of all kinds: rich or poor, white or black, young or old, in hospitals, at home, or at work. For more information about "What is Social Work," our Student Handbook or our accreditation's just follow the links.

If you have any questions about our program or how to apply please feel free to contact our Program Coordinator, Janice Dinkel, at 785-532-4980 or dinkel@ksu.edu

Updates from the Department:

Dear Social Work Majors:

The faculty hopes that each of you had a terrific winter break and are eager to roll up your sleeves and get back to the work of becoming a great social worker!  I want to alert you to a couple of things before the semester gets rolling along . . .

 Advisors are assigned based on first letter of your last name as follows:

A-C     Jacque Gibbons     WA 16   jacqueg@ksu.edu

D-G     Kim Morgan           WA 250  kmorg@ksu.edu
H-K     Don Kurtz               WA 209  dlk3535@ksu.edu
L-R     Janice Dinkel          WA 212 dinkel@ksu.edu
S-Z     Lorenza Lockett      WA 252  renz@ksu.edu

It is most often best to email your advisor for an appointment before stopping in, although “drop ins” are welcome too.

Also, Social Work at K-State is a FACEBOOK group – please join to learn about what is happening with your peers and former graduates.


Janice Dinkel, MSW, LSCSW
Associate Professor of Social Work
Kansas State University
204 Waters Hall
Manhattan, KS  66506
(785) 532-4980

Volunteer Opportunity for the Fall - Sunflower CASA Project

Volunteer to be the difference between abuse and hope - become a Court-Appointed Special Advocate. Court-Appointed Special Advocates are volunteers who give their time to advocate for abused and neglected children in the court system. Since January 2009, approximately eighty child in need of care cases have been filed in Riley, Clay and Pottawatomie counties. This means that we need your help now more than ever! Fall training will be Monday nights starting September 13th with orientation ending on November 1st. Training will be from 6-9 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church (903 Poyntz). Please contact us at sunfcasa@interkan.net, 785-537-6367, or visit http://casa.manhattanks.org for more information or to learn about our independent study training option. There is a child waiting for your voice.

Join our Facebook Group!

Interested in Social Work? Click here to join the K-State Social Work Group on Facebook. If you're a current or former student, invite your classmates and re-connect. Update everyone on what you're doing, where you're working, and who's hiring for full or part-time positions. If your a future student, post questions about classes, volunteering and potential jobs to the current and former students. They'd be glad to help you out and get you moving in the right direction!