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School Researchers Study Effects of Weather, Distance and Running on Athletes

Posted on March 6th, 2017 by staff

OXFORD, Miss. – Amid discussions of the possible effects of global warming, University of Mississippi professors have determined that extreme heat can greatly affect players’ performance in the world’s premiere international soccer competition. Nick Watanabe and Grace Yan, both assistant professors in the UM Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management, joined Pamela Wicker […]

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School of Applied Sciences Helps Students Prepare for Careers in Sports Administration

Posted on February 27th, 2017 by staff

OXFORD, Miss. – Professional athletes may be the ones most often recognized in the media, but the owners and managers are just as vital to their longevity in the sports world. A new degree program at the University of Mississippi is helping students prepare for careers in sports administration. The university’s Department of Health, Exercise […]

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Successful Career Fair Ends with Thomas A. Crowe Outstanding Alumnus Award

Posted on February 24th, 2017 by staff

The annual School of Applied Sciences Career Fair took place on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017. Vendors from all over the Southeast made their way to the Inn at Ole Miss to take part in the event. More than 275 students connected and networked with agencies about potential job placement. “Everyone in the school is pleased with […]

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Criminal Justice Graduate Student Named Holly Springs Officer of the Year

Posted on February 20th, 2017 by staff

Marvin J. Hughes, a criminal justice graduate student in the Legal Studies Department, was named 2016 Officer of the Year by the Holly Springs Police Department in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Following a passion in public service, Hughes started his job with the Holly Springs P.D. in October of 2015 after a referral by Dr. David McElreath, associate […]

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School Launches Doctoral Program in Social Welfare

Posted on February 10th, 2017 by staff

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Department of Social Work begins its new Ph.D. program in social welfare this fall, and prospective students are encouraged to apply before the March 1 deadline. Housed within the university’s School of Applied Sciences, the social work department has experienced tremendous growth since 2013. In four years, the department […]

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Social Work Professors Begin Community Discussion on Racial Divides

Posted on January 31st, 2017 by staff

Written by Lyndy Berryhill for The Daily Mississippian  Nearly 100 participants attended the “Together Oxford” community workshop, where they learned to check their privilege and work past racial divides Monday night at Paris-Yates Chapel. Jandel Crutchfield and Tony Caldwell with the Ole Miss Department of Social Work moderated the event. The workshop is a continuation of […]

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UM Institute of Child Nutrition Helps Schools Transform Their Menus

Posted on November 14th, 2016 by staff

Written by Michael Newsom for Ole Miss News OXFORD, Miss. – The Institute of Child Nutrition at the University of Mississippi promotes best practices for child nutrition programs across the country and is an influential voice in efforts to ensure students have safe, healthy meals. The institute coordinates the Chef’s Move to Schools initiative, which is part of first lady Michelle Obama’s […]

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School Seeks Nominations for the Thomas A. Crowe Outstanding Alumnus Award

Posted on November 4th, 2016 by staff

The School of Applied Sciences is seeking nominations for the Thomas A. Crowe Outstanding Alumnus Award. This award honors a School of Applied Sciences alumnus whose professional, leadership and/or service achievements are considered meritorious. Letters of nominations will be accepted from School of Applied Sciences students, faculty, staff and alumni. The nomination letter should be […]

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UM Family Fondly Remembers Lennette J. Ivy

Posted on November 3rd, 2016 by staff

OXFORD, Miss. – Members of the University of Mississippi community are fondly remembering Lennette Johnson Ivy, a beloved administrator and faculty member who died Oct. 21. She was 63. Funeral services for the professor emerita and chair emerita of UM’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders were Oct. 27 at Second Baptist Church in Oxford. The Rev. […]

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#OleMissMuscle Studies Ways to Optimize Results from Workouts

Posted on November 2nd, 2016 by staff

OXFORD, Miss. – A two-month study being conducted by a group of University of Mississippi researchers promises to provide insights into the time course/mechanisms behind increases in muscular strength following a resistance exercise program. #OleMissMuscle, a six-member team of exercise physiologists, began the study, which is sponsored by the university, in mid-September by recruiting 25 […]

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