Alumnus Makes Major Gifts to Help Fulfill Vision

John Covert provides support to kitchen renovation, Ole Miss athletics

OXFORD, Miss. – John Covert sees the renovation of the institutional kitchen at the University of Mississippi‘s South Oxford Campus as his “field of dreams.” The retired food service industry owner-manager made a $300,000 gift to revitalize the kitchen for the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management, part of the School of Applied Sciences. OnceRead the story …

School of Applied Sciences Expands Public Health Program

Concentration in epidemiology, new 4+1 and joint degree launching in fall 2022

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management is offering offer four new graduate degrees pathways in public health beginning this fall. The curricula have been approved for: An online Master of Public Health program A concentration in epidemiology, both online and in-person A 4+1 transitional program ARead the story …

Isom Center Names 2022-23 Fellows

Fellowship emphasizes interdisciplinary research in gender and sexuality

OXFORD, Miss. – The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies has awarded fellowships to six University of Mississippi faculty members for their academic research related to gender and sexuality. Susan Pedigo, Lauren Bone Noble, Ari Friedlander, LaToya Faulk, Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson and D’Andre Walker are this year’s Isom fellows. “The fellows this year had such interestingRead the story …

CSD Students Advance Technology to Assist Children with Disabilities

Tyler Standland and Mallory Robertson present research at international meeting

OXFORD, Miss – Two University of Mississippi graduate students in communication sciences and disorders have made strides in their studies of using augmentative communication/assistive technology to help people with communication disorders. Mallory Robertson, of Poteau, Oklahoma, and Tyler Standland, of Hattiesburg, both of whom completed  master’s degrees this spring, have conducted research that may makeRead the story …

UM-Tupelo Graduates Honored with Taylor Medals

Pontotoc's Brianna Wallace and Sarah Catherine Ware stand out through service and academics

TUPELO, Miss. – During this weekend’s Commencement ceremonies, University of Mississippi at Tupelo students Brianna Wallace and Sarah Catherine Ware will be recognized among the top of their class as recipients of Marcus Elvis Taylor Memorial Medals, the university’s highest academic honor. Both Wallace and Ware are from Pontotoc, both attended the Ole Miss campusRead the story …

Kritika Gupta Named Graduate School Class Marshal

Doctoral candidate praised for her work in child nutrition and school wellness

OXFORD, Miss. – The Graduate School at the University of Mississippi has named Kritika Gupta as a class marshal for the university’s 2022 Commencement, which runs through Sunday (May 8). Gupta, a native of Kapurthala, India, is graduating with a doctorate in nutrition and hospitality management. Her doctoral research examined the resilience capacity of schoolRead the story …

Sophomore Speech-Language Pathology Major Wins National Scholarship

Amy-Kate Winter selected by National Student Speech Language Hearing Association

OXFORD, Miss – Amy-Kate Winter, a sophomore communication sciences and disorders major at the University of Mississippi, has been selected as a 2022 undergraduate scholarship recipient by the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association. A native of French Camp, Winter is one of four sophomores selected from universities across the country for this highly competitiveRead the story …

Mark Loftin to Deliver Last Lecture Friday

Retiring School of Applied Sciences associate dean to share reflections in Bryant Hall

OXFORD, Miss. – Jasper Mark Loftin, associate dean of the School of Applied Sciences and professor of exercise science at the University of Mississippi, will present the Mortar Board’s Last Lecture on Friday (April 29), during the last class session of the last day of classes for the academic year. The lecture, at 4 p.m.Read the story …

Alumnus Named New Development Associate for Applied Sciences

Tyler McCraw tapped to increase financial support for school

OXFORD, Miss – Tyler McCraw has been named the new development associate for the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Mississippi. McCraw will lead efforts to increase financial support for the school during the Now & Ever comprehensive campaign and beyond. He brings several years of experience in sales and relationship building. MostRead the story …

Public Health Faculty Member Publishes First Book

Victoria Zigmont makes issues of public health accessible to young children

OXFORD, Miss. – Victoria Zigmont, an assistant professor of public health at the University of Mississippi, has published her first book, “The ABC’s of Public Health,” in an effort to make public health issues easier to understand for young children. When Zigmont started brainstorming ideas for her book, she looked at other ABCs books, suchRead the story …