Communication Sciences and Disorders Wins Big at State Competition

Department brings home top Mississippi Speech and Hearing Association honors

OXFORD, Miss. – The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Mississippi brought home four of the nine awards given at the Mississippi Speech-Language and Hearing Association‘s annual honors event Sept. 2 in Jackson. Mallory Putnam, a graduate of the program from Hernando, won the 2021 MSHA Outstanding School Clinician honor. EmilyRead the story …

Supporting Nursing Education

Estate gift from alumna to establish chair in UM School of Nursing

OXFORD, Miss. – A $1 million planned gift from retired nurse Patricia Dyre Kimble, of Friday Harbor, Washington, will benefit the School of Nursing at the University of Mississippi Medical Center while honoring her in perpetuity. The gift will establish the Patricia Dyre Kimble Endowed Chair in Nursing and will supplement the salary of anRead the story …

Scoring a Net Profit

UM business school helps alumnus realize 'hoops' dream

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Jordan Wyton grew up playing basketball and became a walk-on for the Ole Miss Rebels. These days, he has turned his love for the game into a business that helps others enjoy it as well. Wyton, originally from Grayson, Georgia, began HoopAtlanta in 2020 to provide fun, organizedRead the story …

Shawnboda Mead to Advance UM Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Goals

Respected leader named vice chancellor for diversity and community engagement

OXFORD, Miss. – Shawnboda Mead, a higher education professional with more than 17 years of experience, has been named vice chancellor for diversity and community engagement at the University of Mississippi. The board of trustees of the Mississippi Institutions for Higher Learning approved Mead’s appointment at its monthly meeting Thursday (Sept. 16). As vice chancellor,Read the story …

Census Redistricting Data Available in User-Friendly Format

OXFORD, Miss. – The U.S. Census Bureau has launched a more user-friendly format for the 2020 Census Redistricting Data to help local and state governments understand the demographic changes happening in their communities and across Mississippi. Residents can visit https://data.census.gov/cedsci/ to access demographic characteristics at all geographic levels, including census block and county. This data, originally releasedRead the story …

The Costs of Diversity and Inclusion

Deborah Gray White to deliver Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History

OXFORD, Miss. – Starting in 2015, faculty, staff and students at Rutgers University gained a better understanding of the untold story of the disadvantaged populations in the university’s history through the Scarlet and Black project, co-chaired by historian Deborah Gray White. In this year’s Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History at the University of Mississippi, “TheRead the story …

Lenoir Dining is Back for the Fall

Interactive learning lab feeds Ole Miss campus and community

OXFORD, Miss. – Hungry campus and community members can visit the Lenoir Dining interactive learning lab, a student-run restaurant in Lenoir Hall at the University of Mississippi. Serving lunch at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the fall and spring semesters, this full-service restaurant offers a three-course meal, complete with bread andRead the story …

Folklorist Bill Ferris Joins ‘LMR Live’ on Monday Afternoon

Shardé Thomas and Scott Baretta talk music and Mississippi with Ferris and host Balach

OXFORD, Miss. – Folklorist William Ferris; musician and tradition-bearer Shardé Thomas, of the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band; and blues scholar and sociologist Scott Barretta are guests for a special edition of “LMR Live,” streaming live at 1 p.m. Monday (Sept. 13). The guests will talk with host Nancy Maria Balach, chair and professorRead the story …

Martindale, Cole Celebrate Renaming of Student Services Center

Cole charges campus to pursue philosophy of equity for all students

OXFORD, Miss. – A wave of applause and celebration washed over a crowd of hundreds Friday (Sept. 10) morning as Don Cole and Larry Martindale cut the ribbon in front of the newly named Martindale-Cole Student Services Center at the University of Mississippi. Cole’s iconic laugh could be heard over the crowd as he andRead the story …

Clarion-Ledger: Top Spots for Birding in Mississippi

Storks, eagles and spoon-billed-flamingos: Top spots for fall birding in Mississippi By Brian Broom, Clarion-Ledger A stork with a head that resembles a vulture. A flamingo-like bird with a beak shaped like a wooden spoon. Another that seems to glide forever and rarely flaps its wings. Mississippi is home to a wide variety of birdsRead the story …