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Social Work Student Recruited for National Leadership Program

Posted on July 20th, 2016 by staff

  Dr. Susan Allen, Master of Social Work Program Director, describes graduate student Patricia Tortora as a person who sees chances and chases them. “She just embraces opportunities wherever she encounters them,” she said, “and fortunately, we encounter opportunities for growth and learning every day, and in every place, when we have the vision to […]

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NHM’s Lenoir Dining Going Green

Posted on July 14th, 2016 by staff

OXFORD, Miss. – A restaurant and a catering service at the University of Mississippi are the only Certified Green restaurants in the state of Mississippi. Catering at UM and Rebel Market, both managed by Aramark, began the process last March and achieved Level 1 Certification from the Green Restaurant Association in mid-June. “It has been […]

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Dietitians’ Work Gives Ole Miss Athletes a Boost (The Clarion-Ledger)

Posted on July 5th, 2016 by staff

Story taken from The Clarion-Ledger by Daniel Paulling OXFORD – Frank Newell considers “stalking” — in a good way — an important part of his job. The Ole Miss sports dietitian walks around the Manning Center each day and asks athletes what they’ve eaten, a question he has no idea how many times he’s posed. He […]

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Professors Take Part in Advancing Mississippi Conference

Posted on June 22nd, 2016 by staff

JACKSON, MS–A conference titled “Advancing Mississippi: A Better Mississippi for More Mississippians” took place on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the Mississippi e-Center at Jackson State University. The conference focused on a number of topics such as employment, health, and education in the state. With over 40 submissions, the conference only chose 13 presentations to be given […]

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Legal Studies Professor Named Best of Oxford

Posted on June 10th, 2016 by staff

Each year, the Oxford Eagle opens its polls and composes a Best of Oxford for the year. Categories involve  business, sport, and culinary art. The School of Applied Sciences is excited to learn that Dr. Linda Keena, associate professor of legal studies and coordinator of the graduate program, has been voted as Best University Professor in the Oxford Eagle’s Best of Oxford […]

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UM Social Work Student Overcomes Personal Obstacles to Graduate

Posted on May 19th, 2016 by staff

OXFORD, Miss. – In 2008, Ricky Clayton was in his early 50s, lost in the throes of a life-threatening painkiller addiction and homeless in Memphis. Substance abuse had been with him like a shadow for more than 30 years. In 2005, his brother died alone from a heroin overdose in a Burger King bathroom. Clayton, who was […]

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Students: Final Reminders for Applied Sciences Graduation

Posted on May 13th, 2016 by staff

Final Instructions for Graduation  Be in front of Farley Hall no later than 8:30am for the morning convocation. IMMEDIATELY following the morning convocation in the Grove, head to the Pavilion. You will enter through the Northeast door, closest to the football stadium. Only graduates are to enter through this door, your guest will need to […]

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Watch: HESRM PhD Student Discusses the Importance of Health-Enhancing Behaviors

Posted on May 12th, 2016 by staff

Taken from the Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Dr. Ovuokerie Addoh, a Doctoral Student at the University of Mississippi in the Health, Exercise Science, and Recreational Management department, shares his article appearing in the June 2016 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which provides supportive evidence for the ACC/AHA algorithms for assessing all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality risk status […]

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Legal Studies Student Graduates from Honors College with Transformative Experience

Posted on May 11th, 2016 by staff

When Megan Stidd began writing her senior thesis for the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi, there were no examples in the thesis repository for her to follow. She was the first student with a criminal justice major to write an honors thesis, and she had to break new ground. “Thankfully, […]

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Criminal Justice Project Takes First Place in National Meeting

Posted on May 6th, 2016 by staff

Alpha Phi Sigma is the national honors society for Criminal Justice, and the University of Mississippi chapter is overseen by Linda Keena, associate professor and graduate program coordinator in the legal studies department. On March 31, 2016 at the annual Alpha Phi Sigma Conference in Denver, Colorado, the University of Mississippi chapter, Mu Rho, presented a […]

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