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UM Student Orientation Leader Talks Love For Social Work

Posted on July 15th, 2016 by staff

In an interview with the Oxford Citizen, Cole Putman, rising senior, talks about his job as a student orientation leader at the University of Mississippi. The article wrote, “Cole can be found getting snacks, giving directions, and giving tours of the University of Mississippi from a student’s perspective. Putman is a student orientation leader, and […]

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Clayton Overcomes Addiction, Homelessness to Earn UM Degree

Posted on May 23rd, 2016 by dlefmann

Dedication and hard work helps grandfather turn his life around while helping others MAY 9, 2016 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM 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 […]

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Social Work Student Wins Morris K. Udall Scholarship

Posted on May 13th, 2016 by staff

OXFORD, Miss. – Every leap year since 2008, a University of Mississippi student has been surprised with a Morris K. Udall Scholarship. This year is no exception, as Grace Sullivan became the university’s third recipient of the prestigious academic award. The junior social work major from Madison got the news recently when she was summoned […]

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Social Work Department Makes Huge Strides

Posted on May 13th, 2016 by staff

OXFORD, Miss. – With a significant climb in national rankings and the hiring of tenure-track faculty, the Department of Social Work at the University of Mississippi is experiencing unprecedented growth. Dr. Jandel Crutchfield presents her social work research. U.S. News and World Report ranked the department’s master’s program No. 103 out of 200 nationally, which […]

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Drs. Burlaka and Lefmann Present at UM/UMMC Research Day 2016

Posted on March 4th, 2016 by dlefmann

March 3rd, 2016: Dr. Viktor Burlaka and Dr. Tess Lefmann spent the day in Jackson, MS at UMMC presenting and discussing their research.  Dr. Lefmann, assistant professor in the Dept. of Social Work, shared her research about the effects of prenatal stress and poverty on fetal growth. Dr. Burlaka discussed the early findings from a […]

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Social Work Advocacy Day 2016

Posted on February 22nd, 2016 by dlefmann

Join us and NASW-MS chapter at our state capitol in Jackson for the 2016 Social Work Advocacy Day. This year our press conference theme will focus on the foster care system in Mississippi, and the reality of success. The advocacy day organizers want to fill the Rotunda with schools of social work (us!) and social work […]

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Volunteers Needed!

Posted on February 17th, 2016 by dlefmann

The Rethinking Mass Incarceration in the South 2016 Conference is needing student volunteers.  More on the conference here. Please contact Dr. Amy Fisher at afisher@olemiss.edu or 662.915.1344 if you are interested.  Volunteers will able to attend the conference for free and rumor has it food is involved.

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Still I Rise: A Celebration of Black History Month

Posted on February 17th, 2016 by dlefmann

Join us in at the Tupelo campus for a truly inspirational event celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth.  Free and open to all! Thursday, 2/25 at UM-Tupelo, 12-1pm.  Click here.

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Social Work Undergraduate Student and Ronald E. McNair Program Scholar Published

Posted on February 5th, 2016 by dlefmann

Ms. Kaylynn Gaines, Ronal E. McNair Program Scholar and senior in the undergraduate social work program, has article published in the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program Journal.  “Self-rated health of low-socioeconomic non-Hispanic Whites in Mississippi” can be found the Summer 2015 Volume 19.    

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Follow Us on Twitter!

Posted on January 12th, 2016 by dlefmann

We’re @OleMissSW so connect with us about upcoming events, announcements, and relevant social work groups and topics.  Just do it!

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