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Ole Miss Year in Pictures 2013

2013: A Year in Pictures

OXFORD, Miss. – See the year in review courtesy of University Communications photographers Robert Jordan, Kevin Bain and Nathan Latil.  

Timothy Abram Hopes to Help Solve State’s Problems

UM student leader addresses teacher shortage, joins Teach For America

OXFORD, Miss – With many Mississippi schools struggling to attract effective teachers, Timothy Abram of Horn Lake has decided to take an alternate route into the teaching profession after graduation from the University of Mississippi. A senior majoring in public policy leadership, Abram plans to enter the Teach For America program when he completes hisRead the story …

Generosity, Faith and Service

Capertons support UM with Ole Miss Women's Council scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – Winston “Cape” and Barbara Caperton of Warrenton, Va., attended a recent Ole Miss football game as guests of Chancellor Dan Jones, in gratitude for their longtime support and for the establishment of the Barbara Caperton Ole Miss Women’s Council Scholarship Endowment. A native of Noxapater, Cape Caperton is a University of MississippiRead the story …

Anonymous Gift Provides Competitive Edge for Recruiting Brass Players

New scholarship will help deserving students participate in band and earn their UM degree

OXFORD, Miss. – An anonymous gift of $100,000 has been presented to the University of Mississippi Pride of the South Marching Band in honor of Chris Presley, the band’s drum major in 2010-2012. A Batesville native, Presley graduated in 2012. Besides his leadership and service through music, Presley was an Ole Miss Women’s Council Scholar, aRead the story …

Common Reading Experience List for 2014 Narrows

Final selection to be announced in February, shared with all incoming freshmen

OXFORD, Miss. – The committee charged with selecting the book for the 2014 UM Common Reading Experience has narrowed the field of nominations to five finalists. Committee members will read all five books through the end of January and review them for the final selection, which will be announced in February. “We are grateful forRead the story …

UM Christmas Tree Tradition Dates Back to 1860s

OXFORD, Miss. – Though the location and traditions surrounding the University of Mississippi Christmas tree have changed through the decades, one thing has remained the same. The tree was and continues to be a symbol of the bright futures ahead for the university’s students. In the late 1860s, Memory House – now home of theRead the story …

8 Gifts for Ole Miss Fans

We've rounded up eight great gifts for Ole Miss Rebels

1) Good South Apparel Regional admissions counselors and Ole Miss alumni Jason Welch and Steven Nelson created the Good South clothing company out of a love of Southern style and a desire to give back. A portion of the company’s annual earnings will be used to establish the Good South Scholarship Fund. The Good SouthRead the story …

Oxford Icon Leaves Major Support to Strengthen UM Library Resources

Hart assisted in editing the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

OXFORD, Miss. – Widely known for its rich literary tradition, Oxford attracts a wealth of people who love to read, study and discuss literature. Bibliophile Sue Hart was a force of nature in this environment, spending almost 20 years as a research librarian and publications editor at the University of Mississippi’s Center for the StudyRead the story …

Joey Embry Scholarship Recipient Named

Byars receives 2013 award created in football player's memory

OXFORD, Miss. – Rachel Byars, a University of Mississippi freshman from Bruce, has been named the new recipient of the Joey Embry Memorial Scholarship. Joey Embry, like Byars, attended both Bruce High School and UM. Embry was active during his time at Ole Miss, including being a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes andRead the story …