Still Going Strong after 50 Years of Employment

As longest-serving employee ever, Kathy Tidwell rises through ranks during a half-century at Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – Kathy Tidwell started working at the University of Mississippi a few months before man first walked on the moon. This year marks Tidwell’s 50th year at Ole Miss, making her the longest-serving employee in university history. She officially started in January 1969, and while she could have retired many years ago, theRead the story …

Two Students’ Work among Best at National Journalism Competition

Madison Scarpino, Ariel Cobbert win Mark of Excellence awards from Society of Professional Journalists

OXFORD, Miss. – A student and a recent graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media were recognized nationally for their 2018 work by the Society of Professional Journalists. Madison Scarpino, a junior broadcast journalism student from Tampa, Florida, won her award in the television breaking news category. Scarpino’s entry wasRead the story …

Students Experience Study Abroad Trip to Paris

Nineteenth-century French art and civilization focus of two-week excursion

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students and two faculty members experienced a dream trip in January, traveling on a winter intersession study abroad trip to Paris for two weeks to learn about 19th-century French art and civilization.  The students earned up to three credit hours of art history or French language toward their degrees.Read the story …

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 …