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Jim Weatherly to Posthumously Receive Inaugural UM Medal for the Arts

Alumnus to be recognized for his songwriting contributions April 21 at Ford Center

OXFORD, Miss. – The late renowned songwriter and University of Mississippi alumnus Jim Weatherly will be honored with the university’s inaugural Medal for the Arts in an April 21 presentation on campus. In partnership with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the College of Liberal Arts, the UM Department of Music will recognize Weatherly’s legacyRead the story …

Ole Miss News Blog Q&A: Ole Miss Alumnus, Football Great Jim Weatherly

All-SEC quarterback, writer of 'Midnight Train to Georgia' talks about Vaught, his career and flag football with famous actors

OXFORD, Miss. – Calling Ole Miss football great Jim Weatherly an interesting man would be an epic understatement. Weatherly, a native of Pontotoc, played for legendary Ole Miss Coach Johnny Vaught as an All-Southeastern Conference quarterback and honorable mention All-American on the 1964 team. He was also a member of the only unbeaten and untiedRead the story …

Oxford Conference for the Book Returns as In-Person Event

Popular event includes diverse lineup of authors and several special functions

Editor’s note: Because of the threat of severe weather across north Mississippi this afternoon and evening, the opening reception at 7:30 p.m. is cancelled. For details on the Future of the South lecture featuring Imani Perry, go to https://www.oxfordconferenceforthebook.com/ or https://southernstudies.olemiss.edu/. The Oxford Conference of the Book will resume as scheduled Thursday morning. OXFORD, Miss.Read the story …

Willie Morris Awards Announces Fiction and Poetry Winners

Nathan Harris and Monica Weatherly will be honored at Oxford Conference for the Book

OXFORD, Miss. – A debut fiction writer penning a tale of redemption, loss and social change amid intersecting relationships in the Reconstruction-era South and a poet rediscovering Southern roots are the winners of this year’s Willie Morris Awards for Southern Writing, housed at the University of Mississippi. The Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction goesRead the story …

Alumnus Helps Fund Space for Accountancy Honors Students

Nance gift will help construct new conference room

OXFORD, Miss. – A major gift to the University of Mississippi from alumnus Bob Nance will provide a new meeting space for Beta Alpha Psi students in the Patterson School of Accountancy. Beta Alpha Psi is an international honor society for accounting, finance and information systems students. The 1978 UM graduate’s $50,000 gift established theRead the story …

Honor Celebrates Legacy of ‘Doc’ Hollingsworth

Ole Miss Women's Council selects 2018 Legacy Award winner

OXFORD, Miss. – Dr. Gerald M. “Doc” Hollingsworth, a Mississippi native and University of Mississippi alumnus, has devoted a lifetime to taking care of his patients, monitoring the health of high school athletes, championing competition for intellectually challenged youth and providing major resources for his alma mater’s athletic programs. For these reasons and more, heRead the story …

Alumni Couple Establishes Gift for Graduates

Weatherly Scholarship will assist accountancy graduate students

OXFORD, Miss. – Bob and Faye Weatherly know struggle. When Bob finished his master’s degree in accountancy from the University of Mississippi in 1967, he and Faye packed all their worldly belongings in a small trailer hitched to their two-door Mustang, strapped in their toddler daughter, Karman, and hit the road for Houston, Texas. “TheRead the story …

Pop Culture Meets Ole Miss

From famous and fictional alumni to movie settings and lyrics, UM is well-represented in pop culture

For a 156-year-old, well-respected institution of higher learning, the University of Mississippi has had and continues to have its fair share of connections to pop culture connections. Many of the “biggies” in business, politics, sports and entertainment either attended or graduated from Ole Miss. Among them are Nobel Prize-winning novelist William Faulkner, New York TimesRead the story …