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 …

Sociology Professor Honored by Community Development Society

Anne Cafer receives national recognition for contributions to her field

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor is being recognized for her contributions to the field of community development. Anne Cafer, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology, received the Donald W. Littrell New Professional Award from the Community Development Society during its 50th anniversary conference at the University of Missouri. The honor, named after aRead the story …

Staff Member Uses Personal Experience to Promote Early Intervention

Emily McCauley offers insights on tackling child learning and language development issues

OXFORD, Miss. – The first years of a child’s life are the most influential on their development, which is why conducting a screening is important to see how a child is developing. However, only one in five parents say their child received a developmental screening, according to a study conducted by the Centers for DiseaseRead the story …

Researchers Explore Health Effects of Competitive Video Gaming

Applied Sciences faculty and students present esports research at national conference

OXFORD, Miss. – Market research indicates the global esports economy will top $1 billion for the first time in 2019, with an estimated audience of 453.8 million people. With a worldwide population of gamers, researchers at the University of Mississippi are focusing on the health implications of competitive video gaming. Thomas Andre, an assistant professor ofRead the story …

Athletics Administrator Completes Boston Marathon

Shannon Singletary offers insights on training with the Center for Health and Sports Performance

OXFORD, Miss. – Life’s a marathon, not a sprint. That motto, a little help from a friend and guidance from the University of Mississippi Center for Health and Sports Performance gave Ole Miss athletics administrator Shannon Singletary the tools he needed to complete the Boston Marathon this spring. Singletary serves as co-director of the CenterRead the story …

Sports Administration Program Sends Students to Major Leagues

Program equips graduates to thrive in competitive field

OXFORD, Miss. – The sport and recreation administration major at the University of Mississippi is giving students the academic capital and practical experience they need to land a career in an exciting industry, one that is projected to grow 10 percent over the coming years. Leaders in the industry command annual salaries ranging from aboutRead the story …