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BPD Update Online, Spring 2001
Mit Joyner Visits the University of Arkansas

by Heather Quinney


Pictured: Joyner and Dean Randall Woods

Faculty, students and staff of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Social Work Program, were pleased to receive a visit in March from Professor Mit Joyner, BPD President and Chairperson of the Undergraduate Social Work Program at West Chester University. The purpose of Professor Joyner's visit was to recognize the University of Arkansas (U of A) for its support of the Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work (JBSW). The U of A Social Work Program has housed JBSW for six years. BPD and the U of A have co-published JBSW since its inception in 1995. The U of A Social Work Program is home to the JBSW Editor, Joe Schriver, Assistant Editor, Bev Steimla, and Editorial Assistant, Heather Quinney.


Pictured: Joe Schriver, Mit Joyner, and Bev Steimla

Professor Joyner arrived late Sunday evening, March 4,
after a weather-related flight delay. Monday, March 5,
began with Professor Joyner presenting plaques of
recognition to Bob Smith, Provost and Vice Chancellor for
Academic Affairs and Randall Woods, Dean of the
Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. The presentation
ceremony, held in Giffels Auditorium in Old Main, was
attended by students, faculty and staff representing
several departments at the U of A. The Provost and Dean graciously accepted the plaques and acknowledged
the importance of the partnership between the U of A and BPD and the significance of housing a nationally
refereed journal at the University of Arkansas. JBSW is recognized as one of the top four social work journals
in the nation.

Following the ceremony, Professor Joyner spoke to students and other audience members about the
importance of research and its value to social work, and the importance of social workers doing research. A
luncheon after the presentation provided Professor Joyner the opportunity to visit with members of the social
work faculty and student leaders of the Social Work Action Group (SWAG). A tour of the campus, including
the JBSW Editorial Offices, and Fayetteville sights followed the luncheon. The day ended with a reception for
Professor Joyner at Joe and Cathy Schriver's home in Fayetteville.

Professor Joyner indicated the trip to the U of A was one of the highlights of her term as BPD President. We
were delighted she was able to visit our campus and see the home of JBSW.

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