Understanding Personal Safety for Social Workers

Social workers intervene in the lives of clients at pivotal moments of change or crisis. While the goal of social work is to improve those moments and maintain the well-being of all parties involved, violence towards social workers can occur in agencies and in the field. Though most clients who social workers engage with will…

Brescia University Celebrating 25 Years of Social Work Education

Brescia University is celebrating 25 years of providing social work education during March, nationally recognized as “Social Work Month”.  In 1993, as it was known then, Brescia College, began an undergraduate Social Work degree program in response to the growing need of service for trained social workers. Throughout its 25 years, the Marilyn Younger Conley…

Tickets for the Annual “Empty Bowls” Event on Sale to the Public March 11th

Tickets will be on sale for the annual Empty Bowls of Owensboro, Kentucky fundraiser starting March 11th.  This year’s event will take place Tuesday, April 23rd at 6 pm in the Brescia University Gym, located at 717 Frederica Street.  This local event is part of a national movement to raise funds for those in need…

Brescia University to Host Two Public Lecture Series

Brescia University will host two public lectures on Thursday, March 14th.  The first event is the continuation of the Young Lecture Series. The Brescia University Marilyn Younger Conley School of Social Work and Young Lecture Series welcome Jennifer Scott as she presents her lecture titled “Just Neighborhoods: Museums Engaging Communities around Social Justice”.  This event…

Top 10 Reasons for Leaving a Job: What Managers Should Know

As a manager, the departure of an employee can be a stressful time. The event means lowered productivity, extra time and energy spent seeking a replacement, and even uncovering difficult truths about the work environment they’ve left. While employees leave jobs for a variety of reasons, it’s crucial for managers to understand those considered most…

Brescia University’s Master of Social Work Program Granted Accreditation

During the February 2019 meeting for the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation (COA), Brescia University’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program was granted Initial Accreditation for 4 years. Initial Accreditation for 4 years is the common amount of time this type of accreditation is granted. Brescia University’s MSW Program Director, Dr.…

Empty Bowls Now Accepting Applications

The Empty Bowls Committee is currently accepting applications from area soup kitchens and food pantries to be considered as a recipient of this year’s event funds. The deadline to submit an application is March 6th.  Empty Bowls is a local organization that is dedicated to the national effort of feeding the hungry. Funds are raised…

Brescia University Announces Contractor for New Residence Hall Addition

Martin Custom Building Inc., of Owensboro, has been chosen as the general contractor for the residence hall addition on St. Ann St.  The residence hall is third construction project in the “Campaign for Brescia University: Gateway to Our Second Century,” and carries a total cost estimated to $2 million.  Construction will be complete by July…

What Are the Different Types of Accounting?

Students and career-changers may be surprised to learn about the different types of accounting jobs. To the average person, accounting is a relatively straightforward employment area. There is little variety in the field’s career titles and day-to-day tasks that accountants perform. That’s hardly the case. Accountants do more than prepare and examine financial records. They…

2018 Fall Academic Dean’s List

The following students from Brescia University were named to the Fall 2018 Dean’s List for completing at least 12 credit hours with a 3.5-4.0 GPA. Kentucky Auburn: Devin Roche, Sophomore, Social Work; Bardstown: Savannah Jackson, Freshman, Communication Sciences and Disorders; Toni Keeling, Sophomore, English, History; Daniel Steele, Junior, Business: Emphasis in Finance and Economics; Beaver…