UM Awards Six Achieving Equity Grants

Grants to explore areas of diversity, equity, inclusion

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is funding six Achieving Equity Grants for faculty, staff and students to advance diversity, equity and inclusion through research and creative scholarship. First funded in 2020, the competitive seed grant program explores challenges common to UM and other institutions where the knowledge gained will lead to advancements inRead the story …

Applied Sciences Faculty Member Named Faculty Senate Chair

Daniel Durkin begins his tenure this summer

OXFORD, Miss. – Daniel Durkin, an associate professor of social work at the University of Mississippi, has been named chair of the Faculty Senate for the upcoming three-year term. The Faculty Senate makes recommendations to the chancellor, provost and Council of Academic Administrators on policies affecting the university and provides guidance on such matters whenRead the story …

Alumni Help Mentor Applied Gerontology Students

Safe and Sound Home Care owners discuss the benefits of at-home geriatric care

OXFORD. Miss. – This semester, students in the applied gerontology program at the University of Mississippi have had opportunities to learn from several professionals working in their industry. Among these mentors are alumnus Brad Morris, who received his Master of Accountancy and Juris Doctor from UM, and Sharon Morris, owner of Safe and Sound HomeRead the story …

Industry Partnership Benefits Students

Viking Range supplies new test kitchen for students in nutrition and hospitality management

OXFORD, Miss. – Thanks to a continuing partnership with Viking Range, students in the University of Mississippi Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management will enjoy a new test kitchen to perfect their skills, while preparing for careers in one of Mississippi’s leading sectors: the tourism and hospitality industry. Viking Range, manufacturer of professional-grade ranges forRead the story …

Postdoctoral Researcher Joins School of Applied Sciences Faculty

Samantha Kostelnik studying telehealth to fight disease by encouraging vegetable consumption

OXFORD, Miss. – Samantha Kostelnik is joining the faculty of the University of Mississippi‘s Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management as its first postdoctoral research associate. Kostelnik’s main research focus will be studying using telehealth systems to prescribe dietary changes for patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. “I’m going to beRead the story …

Raising Awareness of the Country’s Third-Most Common Health Problem

UM Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders observes Better Hearing Month

OXFORD, Miss. – Hearing loss affects more than 36 million Americans, and although hearing problems are commonly associated with the normal aging process, more than half of all hearing-impaired people are younger than 65. That’s one of the important points that faculty and staff members at the University of Mississippi Department of Communication Sciences andRead the story …

Ashley Glover Receives Thomas A. Crowe Outstanding Alumnus Award

School of Applied Sciences graduate makes a difference in the field of social work

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumna Ashley Glover has been awarded the Thomas A. Crowe Outstanding Alumnus award, which honors a graduate of the university’s School of Applied Sciences whose professional, leadership and service achievements are considered meritorious. Glover, who earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from UM in 2011, checks off allRead the story …

Alumna Discusses Role with Kansas City Chiefs

Hospitality management program's spring industry speaker series continues on Zoom

OXFORD, Miss. – The hospitality management program at the University of Mississippi prepared Nicole Johnson so well for her professional career that she even has a Super Bowl ring to show for it. The suite services coordinator for the NFL Kansas City Chiefs, Johnson recently returned to campus as a featured speaker in the DepartmentRead the story …

NFL Legend Patrick Willis to Deliver 2020 Commencement Address

One of the most decorated players in Ole Miss football history to speak May 8 to Class of 2020

OXFORD, Miss. – NFL legend Patrick Willis, who overcame tremendous adversity to become a scholar-athlete and one of the most decorated football players in Ole Miss history, will give the University of Mississippi‘s 2020 Commencement address on May 8. Commencement exercises for the Class of 2020, which were postponed during the COVID-19 pandemic last year,Read the story …

Applied Sciences Launches Online Master’s Degree in Sport Analytics

New graduate program will prepare students for range of careers in sports-related fields

OXFORD, Miss. – The Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management at the University of Mississippi is rolling out its newest graduate program this fall, a Master of Science in Sport Analytics. The program is a one-year, fully online curriculum with two emphasis areas: sport performance and sport business. The online master’s program isRead the story …