Volunteers help Scouts be 'Always Prepared'

Volunteers help Scouts be 'Always Prepared'

Despite their attempts, the boys could not resuscitate Annie. However, their efforts were not in vain.

That's because Annie was never alive; she's a mannequin used to teach CPR. And thanks to University of Mississippi Medical Center volunteers, dozens of Boy Scouts are better prepared to earn a first aid merit badge and maybe save a life.

More than 100 Boy Scouts from the metro-area Andrew Jackson Council attended the second annual STEM Weekend at Tougaloo College Saturday, Jan. 28. Students and faculty from UMMC led badge sessions related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Career fair ignites opportunities for nursing students

Goal number one for the University of Mississippi School of Nursing is to train excellent nurses. Coming in a close second is helping ensure these qualified, new nurses find a good job upon graduation.

Helping to make that goal a reality is the Ignite Career Fair, which for the first time was a collaboration between the nursing school and the University of Mississippi Career Center in Oxford.

For more than 10 years, the School of Nursing has been hosting the event that features recruiters from hospitals, clinics and organizations from Mississippi and surrounding states for an afternoon to meet prospective employees from the ranks of junior and senior nursing students.

Yesterday's fair, held in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union, was the second led by Farrah Banks, director of Student Affairs and Service Learning in the school. Attending were 200 students and 12 employers, including nurse managers from the Medical Center.

“Last year was my first year to do the event,” Banks said. “I started in January, and the event was in February. I didn't have time to revamp it the way I wanted to, to make it my own.”

This year, however, was a different story.

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Career fair ignites opportunities for nursing students

Medicine, dentistry, SHRP faculty ranks grow with new hires

Medicine, dentistry, SHRP faculty ranks grow with new hires

The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.

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Business journal names UHHS CEO, UM chancellor among top executives

The chief executive officer of University Hospitals and Health Systems and the University of Mississippi chancellor are among the CEOs selected by a statewide business journal for making a "profound" effect on their respective communities.

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Business journal names UHHS CEO, UM chancellor among top executives
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