OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi students were killed Saturday (Oct. 27) in an accident near the intersection of U.S. Highway 278 and State Highway 7. The car carrying Sarah Katherine Wheat, a communication science and disorders major, and her brother John William Wheat, an accountancy major, was struck by another vehicle. Sarah Wheat was pronounced dead at the scene, and her brother was airlifted to Memphis where he also was pronounced dead. The Wheats are the children of William Wheat and Frances Wheat of Crofton, Md. “It’s always tragic when we lose students,” said Thomas “Sparky” Reardon, UM dean of students. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Wheat family and friends. We are here to assist them and to do whatever we can during this time of grief.”
Interdisciplinary work between three Ole Miss professors led to the development of a potentially revolutionary device in the communications science and disorders field. Video by Mary Stanton.
Interdisciplinary team developing prosthetic as part of a complete treatment program
… Award to be presented Nov. 18 in San Diego OXFORD, Miss. – For the last 14 years of her University of Mississippi tenure, Gloria Dodwell Kellum was vice chancellor of university relations. But over her remarkable, four-decade career, she performed many roles, from administrator to academician to mentor. And while the variety of the job excited her for 42 years, she insists that it was the students who kept her coming back for more. On Nov. 18, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association will present Kellum with its prestigious Honors of the Association award at its national convention in San Diego. The Honors of the Association, ASHA’s highest tribute, recognizes members for their distinguished contributions to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders. Recipients are well-known throughout the nation and the world for a lifetime of innovative clinical practice, rigorous research, creative administration, outstanding teaching or other distinguished professional contributions.
OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi speech pathologist has been selected as the next president of the Mississippi Speech and Hearing Association.
OXFORD, Miss. – Molly Sanders of Daleville, a rising junior at the University of Mississippi, is ending a unique college experience this month. She has spent the spring semester studying and traveling in England.
OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi communication sciences and disorders professor is developing a comprehensive plan to better train the state’s early intervention personnel in hopes of finding ways to better serve families in need of specialized services.
OXFORD, Miss. – Students who earn practical experience in their desired fields generally graduate better prepared and more marketable than peers who have only classroom experience. That’s the hope of some University of Mississippi communicative disorders graduate students who are externing in north Mississippi school districts this semester.
Student-led Institute on Children’s Speech Disorders Swells in Attendance, Raises Funds to Attend Meeting
OXFORD, Miss. – By trying some new approaches, Communication Sciences and Disorders students at the University of Mississippi are experiencing a successful conference this week.