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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 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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MSW Student Attends Union Summer Internship

Posted on September 14th, 2015 by staff

Regina Chambers, master of social work student at the University of Mississippi, recently attended a nine week internship with one week training and debrief at the Washington, D.C. for Union Summer, a program in which participants are introduced to the labor movement through several union organizing campaigns. Summer Union interns are placed on various campaigns across the United […]

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Department Welcomes New Members of Phi Alpha Honors Society

Posted on May 6th, 2015 by staff

The Social Work department inducted several new members to the Phi Alpha Honors Society on May 4th, 2015. The concept for the Phi Alpha Honor Society came from a group of undergraduate social work students in 1960 at Michigan State University. Today, there are over 380 chapters of Phi Alpha in existence across the country. […]

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Promoting Social Welfare While Studying the Aging Process: Taught by Dr. Jo Ann O’Quin

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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Social Work Department Attends NASW-MS Conference

Posted on March 30th, 2015 by staff

The National Association of Social Workers in Mississippi Conference was held on March 25 – 27, 2015 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Many professors and students in the University of Mississippi’s Social Work department attended the conference. This year the department was among the STAR Supporters of the event with an exhibit booth at the event and a half-page promotional ad […]

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Social Work Graduate Student Selected For Leadership Development Program

Posted on February 23rd, 2015 by staff

Patricia Tortora, a student in the master of social work program at the University of Mississippi’s Social Work department, was one of 22 individuals selected for the 2015 Behavioral Health Leadership Development Program. A component of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration‘s Project LIFT (Leadership Initiatives for Tomorrow), the program is both a national and competitive […]

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