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Department Launches Doctoral Program in Social Welfare

Posted on February 15th, 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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“Together Oxford” begins community discussion on privilege, racial divides

Posted on February 2nd, 2017 by dlefmann

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-DeSoto Student Pursues Social Work Degree, Serves Community Along the Way

Posted on January 30th, 2017 by staff

  SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – From the beginning of her college career, Jasmine Lee wanted to be an educator. She graduated with an associate degree in education from Northwest Mississippi Community College and enrolled at Mississippi State University. In her junior year, however, something just didn’t feel right. “I came to realize that teaching wasn’t for […]

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Ph.D. Program Mission

Posted on November 30th, 2016 by dlefmann

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Racial reconciliation: Trio working together to continue conversation on unity

Posted on November 8th, 2016 by dlefmann

TUPELO – In the business world, if accounts can’t be reconciled, there’s a problem. In fact, it’s probably a deal-breaker. In marriage, if there’s an irreconcilable difference, the marriage may end. But what about the church? What happens when its members are not reconciled to one another? According to Jesus, that’s a deal-breaker, too…continue reading

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Essay: Social work has become the 21st-centry law degree

Posted on November 8th, 2016 by dlefmann

“Whether it is San Bernardino or Sandy Hook, the Sept. 11 attacks or urban police shootings, a certain (perhaps surprising) academic field is the glue that tries to keep people’s lives together, argues John L. Jackson Jr.”  Continue reading…

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Social Work Student Recruited for National Leadership Program

Posted on August 12th, 2016 by staff

Patricia Tortora at the right 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 […]

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Together Tupelo: Workshop opens dialogue about race, privilege

Posted on July 29th, 2016 by staff

WRITTEN BY M. SCOTT MORRIS // THE DAILY JOURNAL TUPELO – In some ways, the organizers of Tuesday night’s Together Tupelo meeting set the bar low. For instance, nobody was expected to end racism, violence or inequality. “What we’re trying to do is make a deposit on each of those things,” said Tony Caldwell, one […]

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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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