EdsUp! UM Faculty Launch Early Childhood Podcast

Series dedicated to 'children and those who care for them'

OXFORD, Miss. – A new podcast created by faculty at the University of Mississippi‘s Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning is helping raise awareness of important issues related to the development of young children. Hosted by Melody Musgrove and Cathy Grace, the center’s co-directors, “EdsUp!” is sponsored by the Southern Early Childhood Association and is available for downloadRead the story …

Eleven Mississippi Educators Join New Class of Principal Corps

K-12 leadership program fast-tracks teachers into leadership roles

OXFORD, Miss. – Eleven Mississippi educators make up the 11th cohort of the Principal Corps, a highly competitive and intensive K-12 educational leadership program offered by the University of Mississippi. Established in 2009, the program has produced more than 120 graduates, and close to 90 percent of them are serving in leadership roles in school districtsRead the story …

Scholarship Honors UM Alumna Elsie Williston

Education endowment supports students with financial need

OXFORD, Miss. – Many college students struggle to make ends meet from one semester to the next. A new gift to the University of Mississippi School of Education will help remove some of that stress while honoring the life and memory of longtime Oxford resident Elsie Wells Williston. A beloved spouse, mother, grandmother and friend,Read the story …

Counseling Professor Honored for Adolescent Mental Health Research

Rick Balkin wins prestigious award from American Counseling Association

OXFORD, Miss. – Rick Balkin, a University of Mississippi professor of counselor education, has been named the winner of the American Counseling Association’s 2019 Extended Research Award for his work in mental health care for adolescents in crisis. The ACA’s Extended Research Award honors counseling research that spans 10 years or more. Balkin was honored March 30Read the story …

Greenhouse Brings New Learning Experiences to Willie Price

New facility will feed children, support UM Food Bank

OXFORD, Miss. – A new greenhouse promises to promote healthy eating habits and offer hands-on learning opportunities to pre-K children at the University of Mississippi’s Willie Price Lab School, as well as providing fresh vegetables for needy UM students through the Ole Miss Food Bank. Tess Johnson, a UM graduate student in health promotion andRead the story …

Renowned Psychiatrist to Present on Child Trauma, Brain Development

Dr. Bruce Perry explains link between chronic poverty and brain biology in children

OXFORD, Miss. – Internationally renowned psychiatrist Dr. Bruce Perry will present his research on how trauma related to chronic poverty negatively affects brain development in children during a special lecture at 10 a.m. Feb. 7 at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson. Free to anyone who registers online, the event is coordinated by the Graduate CenterRead the story …

Education Professor Elected MSTA President

Joe Sumrall selected by peers for position in state science teacher organization

OXFORD, Miss. – Joseph Sumrall, a professor of science education at the University of Mississippi School of Education, has been elected to serve as future president of the Mississippi Science Teachers Association, starting in 2020. Sumrall, who has been a member of MSTA since 1987, wants to incorporate more opportunities for north Mississippi teachers and collegeRead the story …

UM Ranked Among Nation’s Best Online Graduate Degrees in Education

Ole Miss school climbs in U.S. News rankings

OXFORD, Miss. – U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Mississippi among the nation’s top institutions for online graduate degrees in education. At No. 34, the UM School of Education climbed more than 120 spots from U.S. News’ 2018 rankings and is tied with education schools at Ohio University, University of KansasRead the story …

School of Education Hosts Guyton Fall Festival

UM students plan family-friendly event for Oct. 26

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Education and student organization Teachers of Tomorrow are sponsoring the 2018 Guyton Fall Festival from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 26). Free and open to the public, the festival in Guyton Hall will feature a variety of educational games and activities for children. Children are encouragedRead the story …

COPE Clinic Relocates to South Oxford Center

Move to larger space allows UM facility to better serve Oxford and campus community

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s Counselor Education Clinic for Outreach and Personal Enrichment has moved to a new location at UM’s South Oxford Center. Previously housed at the university’s Insight Park, COPE moved to the former Baptist Medical Center-North Mississippi facility because of a need for more space. Part of the UM School of Education, COPERead the story …