UM Launching ‘Rebel Aid’ Online Campaign to Assist Students

Funds raised will go to support Ole Miss students, academics and other initiatives

OXFORD, Miss. – Rebel Aid, a grassroots social media campaign, will be launched Tuesday and Wednesday (April 7-8) by the University of Mississippi‘s Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Provost, Division of Student Affairs and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to secure assistance for students and student-athletes struggling under challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.Read the story …

A Mother Memorialized

Scruggs couple establishes Ruby Simpson Shelton Scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – Jody and Pick Scruggs’ gift to the University of Mississippi will help students seeking degrees from departments within the College of Liberal Arts. The 1966 UM graduates’ $50,000 gift established the Ruby Simpson Shelton Scholarship Endowment in memory of Jody Scruggs’ mother, who died from breast cancer in 1970. The Scruggses firstRead the story …

Online Campaign Launched to Help UM Community Amid COVID-19

New Ignite campaign will assist University Health Services, Ole Miss Food Bank and others

OXFORD, Miss. – Hundreds of alumni and friends have reached out to help members of the University of Mississippi community amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in students returning to their homes to promote social distancing and courses transitioning to online delivery for the duration of the semester and summer. They’re helping via aRead the story …

Free Communiversity Classes Open to Public

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Communiversity program is offering free noncredit classes for the Ole Miss and Oxford community to support and encourage members during the COVID-19 health crisis. People working from home who would like to polish their Zoom meeting protocol can check out “Speaking with Confidence Online,” led by UM speech instructorRead the story …

Music Major Advantage Scholarship Program Goes Online

UM department keeps engaging with prospective students

OXFORD, Miss. – Faculty and staff members in the University of Mississippi Department of Music understand that connecting with students is more vital now than ever, so the department is moving its Music Major Advantage Weekend, set for Friday-Sunday (April 3-5), to an online platform. “The Ole Miss family has truly united during this pandemicRead the story …

Stipends for Student Veterans

Gift will benefit graduate-level students in the College of Liberal Arts

OXFORD, Miss. – A recent gift from University of Mississippi alumna Kathryn Brewer Black will benefit student veterans pursuing graduate degrees through the College of Liberal Arts. The gift establishes the David J. Brewer College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Stipend Endowment, named in honor of her father, who served in World War II. “DaddyRead the story …

Helping Student-Athletes Go from Jerseys to Suits

Major gift helps Ole Miss competitors win a first job

OXFORD, Miss. – An act of kindness given years ago by his mother coupled with a recent tour of the University of Mississippi‘s FedEx Student-Athlete Academic Support Center inspired Dr. Billy W. Long to make a gift that could help Ole Miss student-athletes win jobs. Long’s $125,000 gift to the Vaught Society will support theRead the story …

Creative Eating During Social Isolation, or ‘I Didn’t Know I Had That’

So, you are doing the right thing and staying home to socially isolate yourself, which means frequent trips to the grocery store or eating in restaurants are out for the foreseeable future. Probably one of the most compelling questions in your thoughts – or out of your kid’s mouths – is, “What is there toRead the story …

University’s MBA Program Ranks Among Top 50 in Nation

School's campus degree earns national recognition from U.S. News

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Master of Business Administration program has been recognized as one of the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings, released March 17, place Ole Miss in a three-way tie for No. 50 among public universities and No. 92 overall. UM is tied with OklahomaRead the story …

Auction Finds Success

Ole Miss Women's Council raises funds for student programming

OXFORD, Miss. – A lively auction of bucket list-type experiences attracted almost $130,000 to expand programming for Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy scholars at the University of Mississippi. The auction was part of the council’s recent 20th anniversary celebration. Auction proceeds will fuel the new Ellen Robinson Rolfes Ole Miss Women’s Council Rose GardenRead the story …