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 …

Debra J. Moore Bids Farewell to UM

Associate professor of social work, field education director retires

After having served the University of Mississippi faithfully for more than two decades, Debra J. Moore (MA 98, PhD 06) decided to retire at the end of 2017. Twenty-one years ago, she started at the university by teaching a couple of social work courses, and that successful experience led to full-time employment as an assistantRead the story …

Mae Bertha Carter’s Legacy

Seven of civil rights icon’s children earned UM degrees

Mae Bertha Carter’s high-profile battle to end school segregation in the Mississippi Delta in the 1960s led to her home being sprayed with bullets, but, ultimately, eight of her children graduated from the previously all-white Drew High School. Seven of her children went on to earn degrees from the University of Mississippi.  The Carter family’sRead the story …

Welcome Letter

Dear Alumni, As the liaison for the Black Alumni Advisory Council, it is my distinct honor to personally invite you back to our campus on March 1-4, 2018, for our Black Alumni Reunion. This weekend will give you the opportunity to explore the remarkable progress that has taken place here at the University of Mississippi andRead the story …

Wiz Khalifa to Perform at Pavilion during Welcome Week

Concert is for Ole Miss students only, not open to the public

OXFORD, Miss. – Rapper Wiz Khalifa will perform a private concert for University of Mississippi students at The Pavilion at Ole Miss at 9 p.m. Aug. 25. The concert is part of Welcome Week and is made possible by the UM Student Activities Association. The opener for the concert will be announced later. Tickets will be uploadedRead the story …