After 100 Years: Still Making a Joyful Noise

UM Jazz Ensemble celebrating centennial anniversary with Dec. 8 concert in Natchez

OXFORD, Miss. – What do Reader’s Digest, the Lincoln Memorial and the University of Mississippi Jazz Ensemble have in common? They each turned 100 in 2022. The UM Jazz Ensemble will celebrate its centennial with a special performance Thursday (Dec. 8) during the Mississippi Band Directors Association State Band Clinic in the Natchez Convention Center.Read the story …

University Expanding Food Rx Program

USDA awards $500K to assist with providing food for Quitman County residents

OXFORD, Miss. – Nutritionally-vulnerable Quitman County households soon will have access to valuable food supplies, thanks to a University of Mississippi program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA’s Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program has awarded a $500,000 grant to the UM Community First Research Center for Wellbeing and Creative Achievement, known asRead the story …

Museum Unveils 2022 Keepsake Ornament

Design features 60th anniversary of university's integration

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses has unveiled its 23rd annual holiday keepsake, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the university’s integration. Each year, the design alternates between subjects in the museum’s permanent collection, at the university and around Oxford. This year’s keepsake was chosen to honor the enrollment of JamesRead the story …

Donations Sought for 25th Annual Books and Bears Program

UM community asked to donate items for Facilities Management employees' children

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is asking the community to help spread a little joy this holiday season by donating to the 25th annual Books and Bears program. Donations such as toys, books, dolls, bicycles and other children’s play items are being accepted through Dec. 14. All donations will be collected and sortedRead the story …

High School Seniors Return for MOST Conference Reunion

Students reflect on summer event, anticipate future enrollment

OXFORD, Miss. – Before Dre Patton earned two degrees from the University of Mississippi and was named to the Ole Miss Hall of Fame, he was an attendee at the 2015 Mississippi Outreach to Scholastic Talent, or MOST, conference and a 2019 MOST mentor. Patton told high school seniors who participated in the 2022 MOSTRead the story …

Campus Recreation Sponsoring Turkey Trot

Annual event to benefit Grove Grocery and Oxford Food Pantry

OXFORD, Miss. – There is still time for individuals to participate in the University of Mississippi’s seventh annual Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk benefiting local food pantries. The event, sponsored by the Department of Campus Recreation, Division of Outreach and Continuing Education, Staff Council, InkSpot T-shirt shop and High Point Coffee, is set for Thanksgiving morningRead the story …

Petal School Teacher Honored for Passion in the Classroom

UM alumnus Tyler Shows was surprised by gift from Milken Family Foundation

OXFORD, Miss. – For Tyler Shows, teaching fifth grade math students at Petal Upper Elementary School is its own reward. “Teaching has completely transformed my life in every way,” said Shows, a Petal native and University of Mississippi business school graduate. “It gives my days purpose and meaning. “I’ve said it before, but I’ll sayRead the story …

Researcher Leads Study of How Leaders Respond to Crises

Gregory Love receives federal grant for collaborative project

OXFORD, Miss. – Understanding how elected leaders respond to crisis situations, and how voters judge them for their responses, can provide clues to a nation’s political stability and the accountability of its leaders. That’s the goal of a study headed by a University of Mississippi researcher, with support from the National Science Foundation. UM politicalRead the story …

Alumnus Lands Prestigious Teaching Fellowship

Austyn Jones recognized by Knowles Teacher Initiative for passion and leadership in classroom

OXFORD, Miss. – From a young age, Austyn Jones knew he wanted to be a teacher. The Knowles Teacher Initiative has recognized that passion for the profession in naming Jones a 2022 Knowles Fellow. The 2022 University of Mississippi secondary education graduate joins a national network of STEM teachers aimed at improving education for allRead the story …

Center for Population Studies Co-Hosting Rural Partner Summit

More than 75 partners meeting Nov. 9 in Cleveland to address challenges across Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. – The Center for Population Studies at the University of Mississippi is co-hosting a statewide rural partner summit Wednesday (Nov. 9) in Cleveland. The event, to be held at the Lyric Hotel West End from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is part of the university’s leadership of the Tri-County North Delta Network underRead the story …