Ole Miss Chapter Wins Mortar Board Honors

Campus organization received Gold Torch Award, named Most Improved Chapter

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi chapter of Mortar Board, an honor society for college seniors, recently won two top honors during the national organization’s annual awards program. The UM Tassels chapter met all of the requirements necessary for a Gold Torch Award. The group also was named the Freeman and Fox Most ImprovedRead the story …

Juawice McCormick Named Counseling Center Director

Administrator seeks to improve, expand services to Ole Miss students

OXFORD, Miss. – As the new director of the University of Mississippi Counseling Center, Juawice McCormick plans to pursue progressive goals while remaining student-centered and student-focused. “I want the counseling center to be able and ready to meet the mental health needs of the larger incoming freshman class, rising upperclassmen, graduate students and transfer students,”Read the story …

Chavis, Simmons Receive Provost’s Office Promotions

New associate, assistant provosts eager to help faculty serve students

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi community members have been promoted to executive positions in the Office of the Provost. Virginia Rougon Chavis and Jennifer Simmons have been named associate provost and assistant provost, respectively. They will assist Noel Wilkin, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, in supervising personnel and supporting officeRead the story …

University Recognized Nationally for Supporting Transfer Students

Ole Miss earns Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll recognition for seventh consecutive year

OXFORD, Miss. – As an incoming transfer student to the University of Mississippi, Morgan McCray initially found herself becoming overwhelmed with large class sizes and a rigorous course load. But the senior public health major from Ridgeland found her way to academic and social success, thanks to the award-winning support she received from the university’sRead the story …

Professor Using NEH Summer Stipend for Language Study

Stephen Fafulas studying indigenous communities along the Peruvian Amazon

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor is spending his summer translating Spanish transcriptions of his interviews with members of indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon into English, thanks to a summer stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Stephen Fafulas, associate professor of Spanish and linguistics, is using data he collected duringRead the story …

Ethel Scurlock Named Honors College Dean

First female African American dean brings administrative expertise, new vision to role

OXFORD, Miss. – Ethel Scurlock has always been a trailblazer, and in her new role as dean of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi, she hopes to exceed everyone’s expectations – even her own. After serving a year as interim dean, Scurlock is the first African American to lead theRead the story …

Summer Entrepreneurial Leadership Program Expands

Weeklong enrichment camp hosted by Grisham-McLean Institute serves rising high school students

OXFORD, Miss. – High school students from across the state are looking for innovative ways to tackle social and economic problems in their hometowns after taking part in an annual University of Mississippi summer entrepreneurial leadership program. The seventh annual McLean Entrepreneurial Leadership Program, or MELP, was a weeklong experience for 15 high school students.Read the story …

MOST Conferences Double Reach for Minority Students

Annual UM recruitment event extended to two weeks; digital literacy series added for fall

OXFORD, Miss. – Two weeks were better than one, especially when it came to the University of Mississippi‘s annual Mississippi Outreach to Scholastic Talent, or MOST, conference. MOST is a three-day, two-night experience that exposes attendees to leadership activities, academic offerings, campus resources, and faculty, staff and student leaders. Due to the conference’s rising popularity,Read the story …

North Mississippi VISTA Project Seeks Volunteers

Deadline for applications is July 25

OXFORD, Miss. – The North Mississippi VISTA Project, based at the Grisham-McLean Institute for Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi, is seeking applicants to help fight poverty in Mississippi through national service. The North Mississippi VISTA Project has full-time positions for yearlong terms of service beginning Aug. 29. VISTA members join nonprofit organizations andRead the story …

Conference to Examine Faulkner’s Modernisms

Annual event includes lectures, panel discussions, tours and more

OXFORD, Miss. – Nobel Prize-winning Mississippi author William Faulkner will be examined through the lens of modernism during the University of Mississippi‘s 48th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, set for July 17–21. Focusing on the theme “Faulkner’s Modernisms,” the hybrid international conference includes five days of lectures, panels, tours and other presentations. All keynote presentations,Read the story …