Mississippi River Pollution Topic of Next Science Cafe

UM professor speaking on water contamination, solutions at Nov. 13 event

OXFORD, Miss. – Protecting the Mississippi River and preserving farming communities in the state is the focus of this month’s Oxford Science Cafe. The monthly program, organized by the University of Mississippi Department of Physics and Astronomy, will feature Inoka Widanagamage, UM instructional assistant professor of geology and geological engineering. It is set for 6 p.m.Read the story …

Gospel Choir to Host Fall Concert

Group celebrates 45th anniversary with Saturday show

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Gospel Choir will host its annual fall concert at 7 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 10) in Nutt Auditorium. Free and open to the public, the concert will feature a number of special guests, including the Coahoma Community College Gospel Choir and the Rev. LaDarrell James. This year’s concert is particularlyRead the story …

Community Invited to Public Archaeology Day at Rowan Oak

UM students to discuss artifacts found at Faulkner's home at Nov. 10 event

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi archaeology students will get a chance to share their field work with the community when they host a Public Archaeology Day on Saturday (Nov. 10) at Rowan Oak. Free and open to all ages, the Public Archaeology Day event is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rowan Oak, home of AmericanRead the story …

Regional Bank Gives Business Students a Behind-the-Scenes Look

Trustmark hosted students from five Mississippi universities for a day of learning

JACKSON, Miss. – University of Mississippi business students gained insights into how banks make money, ensure positive customer experiences and connect with local communities, among other topics, at an inaugural “Behind-the-Scenes” experience hosted by Trustmark National Bank. The event, held Nov. 2 at Trustmark’s Jackson headquarters, included students from five universities: UM, Alcorn State University,Read the story …

Ole Miss Theatre to Stage Tony-winner ‘Assassins’

Time-bending Stephen Sondheim musical brings presidential plotters together to ask, 'Why?'

OXFORD, Miss. – If it’s true that one of the functions of performing arts in society is to help us confront and grapple with complex and challenging issues, then Ole Miss Theatre and Film’s second full production of the season would appear to come at an appropriate time. “Assassins,” a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen SondheimRead the story …

Broadway’s ‘Jersey Boys’ Comes to the Ford Center

One of the longest running shows in Broadway history set for Nov. 9 performance

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts will feature the national touring production of “Jersey Boys” at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 9). The musical chronicling the career and successes of the Four Seasons is the 12th-longest running show in Broadway’s history, having been consecutively performed for 12 years fromRead the story …

Lambda Sigma Society Earns National Recognition

Iota Chapter receives prestigious distinction

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi chapter of the Lambda Sigma National Honor Society has been named as an Honor Chapter by the organization’s national board. Lambda Sigma is a sophomore honor society based upon four main ideals: leadership, scholarship, fellowship and service. Among 38 chapters nationwide, the Iota Chapter at Ole Miss receivedRead the story …

Special Olympics Team Ranked Among Top 30 in Nation

Ole Miss football club also earned bronze medal at USA Games

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Special Olympics College Unified Sports team competed and was recognized on the national level this summer, providing another example of the positive impact made on the lives of Special Olympics athletes. The UM Special Olympics Unified Football team won the bronze medal at the Special Olympics USA Games,Read the story …

Pharmacy School Hosts Mississippi Walk for Diabetes

Event takes place at 2 p.m. Nov. 4 on Ole Miss campus

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, along with student pharmacist organization Prescription for Service, kicks off National Diabetes Awareness Month on Sunday (Nov. 4) with the Mississippi Walk for Diabetes, a fundraiser for the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. by the Lyceum, with team pictures takingRead the story …

Phi Beta Kappa Chapter Receives National Recognition

Campus organization among nation's best at a public university

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honor society has been recognized as one of two outstanding chapters nationwide administered at a public university. A Certificate of Recognition is given to just six “outstanding chapters” nationally every three years: two public universities, two private universities and two liberal arts colleges. OnlyRead the story …