UM Offers New Master’s Degree in Athletic Training

School of Applied Sciences to launch new program in 2021

OXFORD, Miss. – Beginning in June 2021, students who want to pursue a career as a certified athletic trainer can get the Master of Science in Athletic Training they need for the job through the University of Mississippi‘s School of Applied Sciences. The MSAT program is designed to provide students with diverse academic and clinicalRead the story …

UM Graduate Raises Awareness and Funds for Cancer Prevention

Double alumnus promotes Real Men Wear Pink Campaign through state public health role

OXFORD, Miss. – Brad Martin, who earned degrees from the University of Mississippi in 2003 and 2012, is proud to wear pink this holiday season, instead of the traditional red and white. As a graduate of the bachelor’s program in exercise science and master’s program in health promotion, Martin was well prepared for his roleRead the story …

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Soars in Rankings

UM program makes improvements on research, clinical spaces

OXFORD, Miss. – U.S. News and World Report has ranked the University of Mississippi‘s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders among the nation’s best. Ranked at No. 61 among public universities, the department remains the top-ranked in Mississippi and is among the top 100 programs in the United States. The Ole Miss program is No.Read the story …

Cadet Named Navy Federal Credit Union Air Force ROTC All-American

Ole Miss senior Megan Steis recognized among nation's top cadets for service to her unit, community

OXFORD, Miss. – Megan Steis wants to fly. And as a Navy Federal Credit Union Air Force ROTC All-American, her trajectory is certainly pointed skyward. Steis, a University of Mississippi senior majoring in Chinese, was among a select group of students nationwide to receive the award, which is given out each year to ROTC seniorsRead the story …

Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Unveils Ph.D. Program

UM doctoral program in criminal justice policy studies offers opportunities to affect change

OXFORD, Miss. – After launching an online Master of Criminal Justice program this fall, the University of Mississippi School of Applied Sciences is preparing to roll out another new degree program for spring 2021, a doctorate in criminal justice policy studies. The Ph.D. in Criminal Justice Policy Studies is designed to prepare students to affectRead the story …

Analytics Lab Begins New Faculty Research Presentation Series

Abby Novak presents research on systems and delinquency from a labeling perspective

OXFORD, Miss. – Faculty, staff and students at the University of Mississippi recently welcomed Abby Novak, a new assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, to the School of Applied Sciences. Novak was the first presenter for the new faculty presentation series hosted by the School of Applied Sciences Analytics Lab.Read the story …

Graduate Students Helping Organize 2021 ComSciCon-Atlanta

Annual workshop helps participants hone their science communication skills

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi students are co-organizers of an upcoming workshop aimed at helping graduate students in the Southeast hone their skills in science communication. Sumeet Kulkarni, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Kritika Gupta, a doctoral student from the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management, areRead the story …

A Life of Service

Ole Miss graduate dedicated to serving in both military and government

OXFORD, Miss. – Kaleb Digby, a 2017 University of Mississippi graduate, has been dedicated to serving his country since he was a freshman in college. The alumnus, who works for the U.S. Army and on Capitol Hill, was a member of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at two institutions. Digby grew up as anRead the story …

Institute of Child Nutrition Adapts to Continue Training

Center transitioned to offer virtual services nationally in wake of COVID-19

OXFORD, Miss. – The Institute of Child Nutrition, part of the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Mississippi, has transitioned to offer extensive virtual services so it can continue supporting child nutrition professionals across the country. Historically, one of ICN’s largest outreach efforts has been face-to-face training for child nutrition professionals. The instituteRead the story …

Alexander Support Fund Benefits Communication Sciences and Disorders

Family makes gift to honor of late loved one, enhance dementia services

OXFORD, Miss. – When Doug Alexander was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia in 2018, he was determined to do all that he could to stay healthy and help others who had similar diseases. Now, a generous gift established by his family – wife, Kristina Carlson; daughter, Elisabeth Alexander; son, Captain Alexander; and grandson, Tanner Johnson,Read the story …