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Programs in Dietetics and Nutrition Receive Full Accreditation

Posted on July 28th, 2015 by staff

The University of Mississippi’s School of Applied Sciences and the Department of Nutrition & Hospitality Management are pleased to announce the recent accreditation decisions of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). This recent decision confirmed full reaccreditation of the Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition and the initial full accreditation […]

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Criminal Justice Major Continues Competing After Life-Changing Accident

Posted on July 9th, 2015 by staff

written by Christina Steube Following his accident, John Stitt had just two questions for his doctors: “When can I walk again?” and “When can I lift weights again?” Stitt, a criminal justice major at the University of Mississippi, began training for strongman competitions in 2012. A year later, he competed in his first event and […]

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National Food Service Management Institute Becomes Institute of Child Nutrition

Posted on July 1st, 2015 by staff

Oxford, Miss—On July 1st, 2015, the University of Mississippi’s National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI) announced that it has changed its name and logo to the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN). As a part of UM’s School of Applied Sciences, ICN is the only federally funded national center dedicated to child nutrition. For over 25 years, […]

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Lenoir Dining Reopens for Summer Sessions

Posted on June 12th, 2015 by staff

Written by Virginia Summers for the Daily Mississippian on 6-19-15 Tables were set, napkins were folded and the aroma of fresh bread with caprese chicken greeted all who entered through the doors of Lenoir Dining as it reopened for the summer last week. Lenoir Dining, an on-campus restaurant completely run by Ole Miss students in the […]

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Find School of Applied Sciences on Social Media

Posted on June 2nd, 2015 by staff

Get social with the School of Applied Sciences through Facebook and Twitter. Follow, like, and engage with Applied Sciences on up to date press releases, photographs, interviews, and news from faculty, staff, and alumni! Our social is easy to remember, it’s @OleMissSAS.  

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Social Work Professor Talks Video Games Changing Human Service: Q&A with Dr. Javier Boyas

Posted on May 18th, 2015 by staff

Dr. Javier F. Boyas is an associate professor in the Social Work Department at the School of Applied Sciences. His research focuses on social determinants of health among populations of color. He is interested in examining how various psychosocial and environmental factors impact health and well-being among African Americans, Asian Americans, and Latinas/os. In this interview, Dr.Boyas talks […]

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Congratulations to the Class of 2015

Posted on May 11th, 2015 by staff

OXFORD, Miss–Students, faculty, staff, family members, and friends packed the Manning Center for the University of Mississippi’s School of Applied Sciences graduation commencement on May 9th, 2015. Over 400 students walked the podium and received their degrees. “We wish our students very happy, healthy, and productive lives,” said Dr. Velmer Burton, dean of the School of […]

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Criminal Justice Students Foster Community Connections

Posted on May 8th, 2015 by staff

Mississippi has one of the highest adult incarceration rates in the nation. The Pew Charitable Trusts has reported that the prison population in the state has grown by over 300% during the past three decades, a rate that far outstrips Mississippi’s rate of population growth. According to the Sentencing Project, blacks in Mississippi are incarcerated at […]

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Promoting Social Welfare While Studying the Aging Process

Posted on May 4th, 2015 by staff

Story provided by the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement Gerontology is the study of aging and older adults. This is a critical field of study, as life expectancy increases and members of the baby boomer generation turn 65. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that by 2030, 1 in every 5 […]

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Health Behavior Ph.D. Student Finalist for Sullivan Award

Posted on April 24th, 2015 by staff

Sarah Ball, second year Ph.D. student in the Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management Department at the University of Mississippi, has given a lot of time to volunteer work. Currently, she is director of Volunteer Oxford and has helped with many local nonprofits. “In my school program, we have a lot of volunteer opportunities that students […]

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