Mythbusting Master’s Student

Social work graduate student wants to improve perceptions of life with a disability

OXFORD, Miss. – Andrea Hannaford, a second-year Master of Social Work student at the University of Mississippi, is on a mission to dispel myths about people living with disabilities. Through her undergraduate internship in the Department of Social Work, Hannaford worked in the case management department at Baddour Center, a residential community in her hometownRead the story …

Applied Sciences Faculty Member Named Recreation Therapist of the Year

Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management unveils new recreational therapy minor

OXFORD, Miss. – Kris Brasher, instructor of therapeutic recreation and a certified therapeutic recreation specialist in the University of Mississippi‘s Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation, has been named Recreation Therapist of the Year by the Mississippi Recreation and Parks Association. Roughly 300 registered certified therapeutic recreation specialists work in Mississippi, and Brasher was recognizedRead the story …

Institute of Child Nutrition Expands Outreach, Impact

UM resource increases trainings, online offerings for school nutrition professionals

OXFORD, Miss. – Celebrating its 30th year of operation, the Institute of Child Nutrition at the University of Mississippi has issued an impact report showing huge growth in outreach aimed at training food service professionals in proper food preparation and nutrition for children nationwide. The Institute of Child Nutrition, or ICN, offers free training toRead the story …

University Hosts Alabama-Mississippi Social Work Education Conference

Faculty celebrate 50th anniversary, present research on contemporary social work issues

OXFORD, Miss. – Celebrating 50 years of educating future social workers, the Department of Social Work at the University of Mississippi recently welcomed more than 250 social work faculty and students from universities across both states to the 48th Annual Alabama-Mississippi Social Work Education Conference. This year’s conference had a full slate of presentations tiedRead the story …

Researcher to Discuss Benefits of Parks and Recreation Programs

Community lecture examines positive impact on individuals and municipalities

OXFORD, Miss. – A professor from the University of New Hampshire will visit the University of Mississippi on Thursday (Oct. 24) for a public lecture on “The Case for Public Space: Parks, Recreation and the Common Good.” Bob Barcelona is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Recreation Management Policy at UNH. HisRead the story …

School of Applied Sciences Shows Off New Home

Faculty and staff share renovated Garland, Hedleston and Mayes at open house

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Applied Sciences welcomed more than 100 attendees to its recent open house for the renovated Garland, Hedleston and Mayes halls to celebrate the project’s completion and welcome the community at large to the school’s new space. The former residence halls have been renovated and repurposed toRead the story …

Communication Sciences and Disorders Readies for Annual Fall Institute

Continuing education event focuses on language and literacy, ethics, clinical education

OXFORD, Miss. – The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Mississippi will host the 2019 Ole Miss Fall Institute Oct.10-11 for speech-language pathologists, audiologists and clinical educators seeking professional development and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association continuing education credits. The event is slated for The Inn at Ole Miss, and the hotel willRead the story …

Scholarship Allows Child Nutrition Program Director to Attend Training

Oklahoma recipient uses travel funds to attend session at UM Institute of Child Nutrition

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has awarded a Paul Schmitz Child Nutrition Scholarship to Kayla Steverson, a clinical dietician recently promoted to child nutrition program manager for public schools in Newcastle, Oklahoma, to attend the Orientation to School Nutrition Management course provided by the Institute of Child Nutrition. Created in 2005, the PaulRead the story …

Population Shift, Needs of Aging Americans Spur New UM Department

Applied gerontology faculty and students examine healthy aging over the lifespan

OXFORD, Miss. – Gray is the new black, according to Reuters. Recent studies have shown a surge in the American aging population has resulted in a new, booming industry: gerontology. “By 2050, one in five Americans will be over age 65, while the younger population is projected to continue shrinking, resulting in a critical needRead the story …

College2Youth Program Offers Health, College Access Outreach in Delta

UM faculty and students organize health and career fairs in Quitman County

OXFORD, Miss. – An interdisciplinary collaboration among three University of Mississippi professors led to the creation of the College2Youth program, an effort to get middle schoolers excited about their educational journey and to teach them healthy lifestyle choices they can share in their community. What was first intended to be a university-led mentorship program developedRead the story …