IMC Graduate Students Partner with Nonprofit to Create National Change

Students to design, promote National Week of Conversation in 2023

OXFORD, Miss. – Several University of Mississippi graduate students in integrated marketing communications are getting firsthand experience in the design and orchestration of the sixth annual National Week of Conversation, through partnering with Listen First Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that aims to close the gap in a polarized American society through civic discussion. WhetherRead the story …

Croft Institute’s Dream of Global Citizenry More Important Than Ever

International studies hub celebrates 25 years of cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural education

OXFORD, Miss. – Before the widespread use of cellphones, social media and Google, the founders of the Croft Institute for International Studies dreamed of a program that would teach University of Mississippi students how to be global citizens. As the Croft Institute celebrates its silver jubilee, Executive Director Oliver Dinius said many things have changedRead the story …

Veteran and Military Services Honors Student Veterans, Alumni at Gala

Mike Durant, veteran and inspiration for movie 'Black Hawk Down,' set for keynote address

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi student veterans will hear from an American hero whose story inspired a blockbuster movie this month at the third annual Veteran’s Alumni Gala. On March 31, the Office of Veteran and Military Services will host a black-tie gala at The Inn at Ole Miss to honor student veterans andRead the story …

Sophomore Takes On ‘New Challenge’ in Washington, D.C.

Economics student interning with congressman, studying at George Mason University

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi sophomore Camron Cross is learning the ropes of politics in the nation’s capital firsthand this semester as he lives, works and studies in Washington, D.C., as part of The Fund for American Studies program. Cross, an economics major from Huntsville, Alabama, was selected for the Capital Semester Program withRead the story …

University Invests in the Future and Business of Esports 

Esports program delivers $95,000 in scholarships to new recruits, players  

OXFORD, Miss. – With the awarding of $95,000 in scholarships this semester to new students, the University of Mississippi has invested in not just the game, but in the career path of esports.   John McDermott, director of esports programs, awarded 12 recruits with scholarships from donors and from the university. The family of alumnus AbbRead the story …

Robot-wielding Mississippi Students Compete in Tech Championship

Mississippi FIRST Tech Challenge teaches skills and promotes 'gracious professionalism'

OXFORD, Miss. – Robots waged war Saturday (March 4) in the Tad Smith Coliseum as students competed in the 11th annual Mississippi FIRST Tech Challenge Championship. Hosted by the Center for Mathematics and Science Education at the University of Mississippi, the event sees Mississippi students in grades 7-12 design and operate robots to capture and strategicallyRead the story …

Croft Institute Celebrates 25 Years of Educating Global Citizens

Alumni reunion to spotlight institute's commitment to staying connected, planning for the future

OXFORD, Miss. – The Croft Institute for International Studies will host an anniversary ceremony this month along with a reception and tailgate for alumni and students in honor of its 25th anniversary. The celebration will begin at 2:30 p.m. March 24 in Croft Institute, Room 107 in a formal ceremony with alumni, students, donors, UniversityRead the story …

DHS Grants Fund Child Care Resource and Referral Center

Program provides free materials, training and support for teachers, students and families

OXFORD, Miss. – Lining the walls of the North Mississippi Child Care Resource and Referral Center are collections of books for every age and on a variety of topics, a maker’s space with paper-cutting machines and dies for making room decorations and educational crafts, rolls of paper and shelves upon shelves of toys, tools andRead the story …

Speakers to Discuss Race, Racelessness and Building Community

Professor, campus center bring 'new thoughts' to Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – Two speakers will discuss their modern views on race and racelessness next month at the University of Mississippi during a panel aimed at provoking thought on society’s relationship with identity markers.  Adam Gussow, professor of English and Southern studies, will moderate “New Thoughts on Race, Antiracism and the Dream of Beloved Community”Read the story …

UM to Contract with Quarters Oxford Apartments for Student Housing

Alliance to be university's first third-party contract for student accommodation

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has contracted with The Quarters Oxford to expand student housing in anticipation of future enrollment growth. Located a short walk west of campus, the apartment complex will provide space for up to 400 student residents. “To meet the needs of the university’s expanding enrollment, the Department of StudentRead the story …