Social Work Students Continue Mound Bayou-UM Collaboration

Academic excellence, service combine in restoration efforts

OXFORD, Miss. – A team of social work faculty and students from the University of Mississippi is helping the city of Mound Bayou make progress in its efforts to preserve historic buildings and history. The Mound Bayou Service Learning Historic Preservation Project is an ongoing work with the community from several levels. Social work facultyRead the story …

Criminologist Velmer Burton Named UM Dean of Applied Sciences

OXFORD, Miss. – Velmer S. Burton Jr., a noted expert and author on criminology, has been named the new dean of the University of Mississippi’s School of Applied Sciences. Burton is special assistant to the senior vice president for system academic administration and professor of social work at the University of Minnesota at Twin Cities.Read the story …

Clarion-Ledger: Ole Miss aids social worker training

A University of Mississippi-led team is at the forefront of improving child welfare training in the state. The new UM Child Welfare Training Academy, established through a four-year grant administered by the Mississippi Department of Human Services, has overhauled the pre-service training curriculum required for all Mississippi child welfare workers and supervisors. Read the story.

Tupelo Campus Graduates Earn University’s Highest Academic Award

TUPELO, Miss. – Sometimes people surprise themselves by accomplishing something they never imagined they could. This is exactly what happened to Toni Reiner of Fulton, a recent graduate of the University of Mississippi’s Tupelo regional campus. Reiner, who graduated last fall with a bachelor’s degree in social work, was named a UM Taylor Medalist forRead the story …

Conference Celebrates Social Work Month

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Department of Social Work is hosting a conference with a goal of educating social work professionals and students on cultural competency and ethical issues. “Understanding Competency and Ethics,” set for 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 9 in the Student Union, will address a range of topics including spirituality issuesRead the story …

C.A.R.E. Fair to Provide One-Stop Shopping for Aging and Caregiving Information

OXFORD, Miss. – While planning for retirement is common, preparing for aging is often overlooked or, in some instances, thought of too late. To provide information and support services on aging and caregiving, the Caring for Aging Relatives Effectively Fair is set for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday (March 9) in the Student Union Lobby. TheRead the story …

Experiential Social Work Program Seeking Students to Work with Aging Mississippians

… Sixty-five students to serve elderly in northeast Mississippi over next two years OXFORD, Miss. – As more people live longer, the need for geriatric service providers is growing exponentially. Unfortunately, not enough social work students opt to practice in the field.

Daily Journal: Alzheimer’s Tribute Held Sept. 21

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Caring for Aging Relatives Topic of Annual C.A.R.E. Fair and Workshop

  OXFORD, Miss. – The number of Americans age 65 or older is expected to double over the next 20 years to more than 72 million, prompting more individuals to seek information about and help with caring for aging relatives and friends.

UM-DHS Partnership Helps State Employees Earn Master’s Degrees

OXFORD, Miss. – In response to the demand for highly qualified, skilled social work professionals, a new partnership between the University of Mississippi and the Mississippi Department of Human Services is providing social workers with needed education and training.