The Applied Approach
Spring 2004 Vol. 2 No. 1 A newsletter for the School of Applied Sciences

In this Issue

Cover Page

Letter from the Dean

Letter from the Applied Sciences Alumni Chapter president and president elect

New president of national speech-language-hearing group will focus on shortage of teachers with doctorates

Grandparents who raise grandchildren get special recognition--and help

Senior from Alabama is first recipient of Park and Recreation Management Scholarship

DeSoto Center's day classes in social work and criminal justice reach out to working students

How to stay involved in your school

School of Applied Sciences is proud of spring 2004 Phi Kappa Phi initiates

Professor's concern about kids on welfare leads to recognition from state group

Two departments get new leaders

Three Applied Sciences scholars receive UM's highest honor

National award is icing on the cake for dietetics professor who loves teaching

Teaching students to handle alcohol responsibly is task of new UM position held by Applied Sciences grad


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Teaching students to handle alcohol responsibly is task of new UM position held by Applied Sciences grad


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Kimberly Kraft

The newly created position of coordinator of alcohol and drug education at UM has been filled.

Kimberly Kraft, a doctoral candidate in exercise physiology, a discipline of the Department of Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management, holds the new position. The Oxford Alcohol Task Force made the recommendation last spring to create the new job in an attempt to address problems associated with alcohol consumption in the city.

Kraft said she considers her work “extremely important because it reinforces the University’s commitment to the students, a commitment to academic and personal growth.”

“My goal is to teach students how to have the time of their lives without ruining the rest of their lives,” Kraft said. “This same goal applies to the members of the community.”

A native of Tullahoma, Tenn., Kraft holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in wellness and health promotion from Ole Miss.




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