Departmental News

  • Call for Programs for NASPA's Mental Health Conference in January, 2015
    The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) has opened a Call for Programs for their 2015 Mental Health Conference taking place January 11-13 in National Harbor, Maryland. The conference is designed to provide information about addressing the mental health needs of college students and providing related counseling services to student affairs administrators, faculty, resident directors, and college counselors. The call will close on September 26th and submission guidelines can be found at
  • Dr. Stratton Joins School Psychology Faculty as Full-Time Assistant Professor
    Formerly a faculty member with part-time appointments in the T.K. Martin Center and School Psychology, Dr. Stratton has joined the Counseling and Educational Psychology Department this fall as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in School Psychology. Her research focuses on CHARGE syndrome and the impact of other developmental delays on achievement. Congratulations and welcome!
  • Suicide Awareness Benefit Concert Sunday, August 31.
    Join Contact Helpline, winners of the Community Volunteer Partner of the Year Award in Starkville, for their annual Suicide Awareness Benefit Concert. The event will take place Sunday, August 31 6p-8p. Please visit the following website for additional information:
  • Counselor Education Fall Comprehensive Exam Deadline September 5, 2014
    For Counseling Education master's students planning to take their Comprehensive Exams in Fall 2014, the deadline to register is September 5, 2014. The Fall Comprehensive Exam will take place on October 17th. Please see your program coordinator for the correct procedures and any additional information.
  • Upcoming Safe Zone Awareness Training on September 9
    Safe Zone Awareness Training educates students, faculty, and staff on the college experiences of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ). If you would like to participate in this Fall's training on September 9 from 5:30p-8:30p, please register with Monica McGee ASAP at Another opportunity to participate in Safe Zone Training will take place in the Spring, date TBA.

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