Simplifying the Passport Process

UM becomes an official passport acceptance facility

OXFORD, Miss. – Getting a passport can be a long process, but the University of Mississippi can help simplify it. As of Jan. 2, the Study Abroad Office is an official passport center, offering a one-stop shop for students, faculty and staff.  Sophomore marketing major Robynn Patterson, who plans to study abroad in Sydney, Australia,Read the story …

History Professor Lands Humanities Fellowship

Lindgren-Gibson first Ole Miss historian to receive honor from the University of Rochester

OXFORD, Miss. – Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson, an assistant professor of history at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a research fellowship from the University of Rochester, which funds a year of workshops, programs, research and biweekly Humanities Center seminars. Lindgren-Gibson said she was absolutely delighted when she found out she received this fellowship. “It’s an honor toRead the story …

Lecture Examines ‘Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age’

Alexander Heffner, host of PBS' 'The Open Mind,' to speak March 21 at UM

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s Department of Writing and Rhetoric and Division of Diversity and Community Engagement will sponsor a lecture on “Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age” March 21 in Fulton Chapel. The 6 p.m. lecture is open to the public. Alexander Heffner, host of “The Open Mind” on PBS, will discuss theRead the story …

‘Art of Identification’ Showcases Beauty of Birds at UM Museum

Artist David Allen Sibley to visit campus for events in early April

OXFORD, Miss. – The diversity and beauty of North American bird life are on display at the University of Mississippi Museum, where a collection of watercolors by self-taught bird illustrator, ornithologist and author David Allen Sibley is open for viewing. “The Art of Identification” runs through Sept. 7 at the museum. An opening reception isRead the story …

Computer Science Staff Members Help Ignite Esports at Ole Miss

CS department chair Dawn Wilkins and administrative assistant Carrie Long see potential of gaming tourneys

On Sept. 13, the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University announced the first-ever Esports Egg Bowl, an electronic matchup Oct. 13 in the Pavilion at Ole Miss between the two schools whose football rivalry stretches back to 1901. The history of Ole Miss Esports is not nearly as lengthy. The club, designed to establish a communityRead the story …

Arianne Hartono Aces Academics and Athletics

After winning the NCAA singles tennis championship, the Ole Miss graduate is going pro

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi student-athlete Arianne Hartono has faced such challenges as recuperating from a broken wrist her freshman year and missing as many as three out of five days of classes during the weeks when she had to travel to away matches. Considering such challenges, Hartono’s accomplishments are all the more impressiveRead the story …

Annual Big Event Expected to Draw Thousands of Student Volunteers

Effort delivers service to the community while building relationships

OXFORD, Miss. – The largest day of community service each year at the University of Mississippi, known as the Big Event, already has thousands of students registered to say “thank you” to residents of Oxford and Lafayette County. This year’s Big Event, set for Saturday (March 24), will begin at 8 a.m. at The PavilionRead the story …

RebelTHON Fundraiser Again Exceeds Expectations

UM dance marathon raises more than $265,000 for Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital

OXFORD, Miss. – The annual RebelTHON dance marathon at the University of Mississippi exceeded all expectations from years past by raising a record-breaking $265,912.30 to aid children in need of medical treatments. After last year’s fundraising goal of $150,000 was exceeded by nearly $20,000, the RebelTHON committee set a goal of $225,000 to benefit theRead the story …

Ole Miss Outdoors’ Dog Sledding Trip a Howling Good Time

Excursion to Ely, Minnesota, also includes visit to International Wolf Center

It’s my first time dog sledding, and I’m standing on a platform, bundled up like a polar explorer and holding onto a bar behind a sled while five Canadian Inuit dogs eagerly wait to hear “Ready, hike!” Most people think of “Mush” as the command for dog sledding. But “Ready, hike!” is better. “Ready” getsRead the story …

6 Reasons to Go to the 2018 Black Alumni Reunion

Comedy show, concert and awards gala among highlights of weekend event

If the expanded series of events is any indication, the 18th University of Mississippi Black Alumni Reunion, scheduled for March 1-4, will be the biggest and best one ever. “We hopefully added something for everyone,” said Torie Marion-White (BSCJ 07), assistant director of alumni affairs. “We have a great offering of activities and events andRead the story …