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MSU Psychology Clinic holds open house Sept. 10

MSU News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 13:55

Contact: Allison Matthews

STARKVILLE, Miss.—It’s available, affordable and effective, and the staff touting it are ready for Starkville, the Golden Triangle and Northeast Mississippi to take advantage of it.

The Mississippi State University Psychology Clinic offers services not widely available within two hours travel time from Starkville, according to licensed psychologist Arazais Oliveros, an MSU assistant professor who directs the clinic.

The clinic will host an open house Sept. 10 from 4-7 p.m. to showcase its new location on campus at 70 Morgan Ave. The event also will observe National Recovery Month and World Suicide Prevention Day. For more, see http://www.recoverymonth.gov/about and https://www.iasp.info/wspd/.

“We aim to make connections with MSU students, faculty, staff, as well as members of the surrounding community,” Oliveros said, adding that she would like to increase visibility of the clinic services.

Payments are charged on a sliding scale based on income. Although the clinic does not accept insurance, the staff is willing to work with clients to ensure they are able to receive the care they need.

“We’re local, and we’re affordable,” said Michael R. Nadorff, an assistant psychology professor who also provides services at the clinic.

Services are provided by licensed clinical psychology faculty at MSU, as well as graduate students who are closely supervised by the faculty. All staff are bound by confidentiality in protecting healthcare information.

MSU psychologists on staff at the clinic focus on a variety of specialty treatments for all age groups, including: parent training and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, sleep disorders, suicidal behavior and geropsychology; aggressive behavior, self-injury and substance abuse; panic and anxiety disorders; behavioral and motivational issues with children and adults. Additionally, there is a trained expert in psychological diagnoses on staff.

“Our clinic is unique in that it provides empirical services in a rural area,” said assistant psychology professor Sam Winer. “Empirical treatments are those that have research showing that they work. We’ve received national recognition for doing treatments that work, and we will continuously evaluate those treatments.”

Because the clinic is staffed with psychologists, not psychiatrists, staff cannot prescribe medications. However, MSU Psychology Clinic experts can work with doctors or other medical professionals if prescription treatments are determined to be an effective course of action in addition to therapy, Oliveros said.

The clinic is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Clinic holidays coincide with those of the university calendar, to which the general public can link at www.msstate.edu.

For more information about the clinic, visit http://clinic.psychology.msstate.edu or call 662-325-0270.

MSU is Mississippi’s flagship research university, available online at www.msstate.edu.

 

Clerk who won't issue marriage licenses divorced 3 times

CNN - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 13:49
The Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses for religious reasons despite a Supreme Court ruling has been divorced three times, according to court documents.









Categories: National News

6 surprising facts about Whitey Bulger

CNN - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 13:48










Categories: National News

Chelsea Clinton: The lurking threat to child survival

Health - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 13:37
Sometimes, when we look around, it can seem that our world is worse off than it's ever been. But despite intractable problems, there is good news: Untold millions of people are living healthier, more productive and more secure lives than ever before.









Categories: Health

Young investors are buying in volatile stock market

Business News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 13:14
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Fox News anchor sues toy company over 'demeaning plastic rodent' doll

Business News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:45
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MSU student fashion designer receives national recognition

MSU News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:19
Taylor Howell’s award-winning ensemble is modeled by Brittany Henderson, also a senior MSU human sciences fashion design and merchandising major.

Taylor Howell’s award-winning ensemble is modeled by Brittany Henderson, also a senior MSU human sciences fashion design and merchandising major.

Contact: Vanessa Beeson

STARKVILLE, Miss.—An Alabama senior at Mississippi State is beginning the 2015-16 school year with a major fashion design award.

Taylor M. Howell of Fayette is a fashion design and merchandising major in the School of Human Sciences of the university’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Her entry took Best of Show honors in the undergraduate division of the recent 2015 Apparel, Textiles and Design Community Juried Showcase and Exhibition.

The competition was part of the Virginia-based American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences’ 106th annual conference. Some 700 professionals, educators, students and others took part in the Jacksonville, Florida, gathering. 

“The AAFCS is the organization that accredits clothing, fashion, apparel, design, textile and merchandising curricula throughout the U.S.,” said MSU professor Phyllis Bell Miller.

Miller, a veteran faculty member in the School of Human Sciences, said Taylor’s entry was a two-piece set with a cropped top and a circular skirt made from upcycled coffee filters, dryer sheets and teabags. The unconventional creation debuted during last year’s MSU Trashion Show that featured clothes constructed from recycled material, she explained.

An MSU President’s List Scholar, Howell said, “This was the first project I saw through from design to completion. The concept was very different, so I wasn’t expecting to win.

“Placing first encouraged me in my work,” she continued. “It was a big honor to see my ideas recognized as good for the future.”

Miller commended Howell’s dedication to the creative process. “Taylor is a wonderful example of a student who really pushed herself and embraced the process instead of cutting corners,” she said.

Miller also said Howell clearly has taken to heart advice she continually emphasizes in her classes. “I stress doing the best that you can, learning the most that you can and, as a result, producing the best product that you can,” Miller said.

Miller said Howell’s most recent accolade “further demonstrates the integrity and excellence of our program.” Additionally, she noted that another Howell creation had won first-place honors in the garment manufacturing category of the 2014 Cotton Incorporated Fashion Show held on campus. 

Senior Brittany L. Dowell of Vicksburg also was entered in the 2015 AAFCS competition. She and Howell became the first duo from Mississippi State ever to compete at the same event, Miller said.

During last year’s Cotton Incorporated Fashion Show, Dowell, also a President’s List Scholar, won first place in the fabric-design category. Like Howell, her design entry was completed in Miller’s class.

For more about MSU’s fashion design and merchandising academic concentration, visit www.humansci.msstate.edu.  

MSU is Mississippi’s flagship research university, available online at www.msstate.edu.

If the stock market hits this level, then get nervous

Business News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:05
The stock market has been ugly lately.









Citizens of Germany, Iceland show the way

CNN World - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:54
While Europe's politicians flounder in the face of an unprecedented wave of refugees and migrants seeking shelter -- many of them from war-torn Syria -- some individuals have decided to take matters into their own hands.









Categories: International News

Polar bears lay siege to researchers in the Arctic Sea

CNN World - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:53
Five hungry polar bears have surrounded a team of unarmed researchers at a remote outpost in northern Russia.









Categories: International News

Actor RJ Mitte is breaking boundaries

Health - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:41










Categories: Health

6 Baltimore officers charged in Freddie Gray's death go to court

CNN - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:35
Six Baltimore police officers charged in Freddie Gray's death are due in court Wednesday as the city braces for what could happen afterward.









Categories: National News

World's biggest selfie to be taken in Australia

CNN World - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:31
The trouble with selfies... OK, one of the troubles with selfies, is it's so hard to see anything past that grimacing face bang, slap in the center.









Categories: International News

Europe's migrant crisis in 24 hours

CNN World - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:29
See photos from a day in Europe's migrant crisis. Desperate men and women, often with children in tow, are fleeing wars and poverty to find a better life on the continent.









Categories: International News

How to Enjoy a Live Sporting Event in Style

Lifestyles - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:23
Five words or less

(NewsUSA) - Are you ready for some football!? As football camps commence and America begins to prep for the upcoming season, sports fans are gearing up for the country's most popular sport.

Indeed, as summer eases into the fall season, it's a grand time to be a sports fan, what with football starting and baseball heading into the stretch run for the playoffs. Whatever your sports heart desires, however, there's a certain code of conduct when you're supporting your favorite team at the next home game. Remember, there's a fine line between a rabid fan and an obnoxious one.

To ensure your next trip to the arena or stadium is as relaxing and successful as ever, here are some essential items to bring and keep in mind:

* Alcohol consumption and watching sports go hand in hand. Certainly enjoy a nice tall beer and some good-natured booing with your fellow fans, but remember to be a good citizen and respectful of your stadium neighbor(s).

* Pack binoculars and seat cushions. You'll never be more comfortable and glued to the action when you can see the plays and players as if you're on the field.

* Bring some snacks and drinks. If your venue allows, it's always wise to keep hydrated with bottles of water.

* Don't forget your spittoon. Being at an arena or stadium crammed shoulder to shoulder with someone can be uncomfortable and leave you exposed to say the least. If you're a smokeless tobacco user, there's even less opportunity to take a discreet "dip" and spit.

That is, unless you own a portable spittoon created by Atlanta-based FLASR. These new 4-ounce pocket-sized spittoons are designed to allow users to easily open and close with just one hand, making them ideal items to bring to the next sports event or any other public setting so you can privately enjoy your tasty tobacco. Another advantage to the FLASR flask is its advanced closing mechanism that ensures it stays securely closed when not in use, eliminating the risk of any messy spills or leaks.

For more information, please visit www.flasr.com.

Who wins when global currencies tumble?

Business News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:22
Currencies are crashing across the globe.









20 great places to travel this fall

CNN - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:13
September's here and summer's drifting away like an autumn leaf in a swimming pool.









Categories: National News

Mississippi State Opens Contest To Name Softball Tournament

Bulldog Beat - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:09
As the construction on the $6-million project for a new Mississippi State softball stadium continues, head coach Vann Stuedeman announced Wednesday a contest that will allow fans to name a tournament the Bulldogs will host in 2016.
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