Rooming App Take First Prize in Business Plan Contest

Froomie, an app to help find the perfect roommate, wins the Gillespie Competition

OXFORD, Miss. – When Brea Givens transferred to the University of Mississippi as a junior in 2019, she had a difficult time finding a compatible roommate, so she began developing her own app to streamline the process and deliver better results. That led to Froomie, which provides roommate and housing solutions for college students, andRead the story …

UM Opera Theatre Presents Fresh Approaches to Two Classics

Each show includes a condensed opera and selected scenes

OXFORD, Miss. – “From the Met to Broadway and Back Again” is more than just an invitation. It is an opportunity for anyone craving a unique and unexpected live music and theater experience. For the first time, the University of Mississippi Opera Theatre’s annual spring production will consist of condensed versions of two popular operas,Read the story …

Generous Donations Smash Record During Ole Miss Giving Day 2021

University family gives $2.485 million to soar past fundraising goals

OXFORD, Miss. – When the last online donation was made this week for Giving Day 2021, University of Mississippi faithful had shattered the fundraising record for the annual event. This year, Ole Miss alumni, students, parents, alumni, friends, faculty and staff contributed 1,575 gifts (1,328 unique donors), totaling more than $2.485 million – gifts dedicatedRead the story …

Alumna Discusses Role with Kansas City Chiefs

Hospitality management program's spring industry speaker series continues on Zoom

OXFORD, Miss. – The hospitality management program at the University of Mississippi prepared Nicole Johnson so well for her professional career that she even has a Super Bowl ring to show for it. The suite services coordinator for the NFL Kansas City Chiefs, Johnson recently returned to campus as a featured speaker in the DepartmentRead the story …

University Offers On-Campus and Online Summer Camp Options for K-12

Students can enhance love of learning and stay sharp with UM summer programs

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Office of Pre-College Programs is offering a range of summer program options for students in kindergarten through 12th grades. Through a wide variety of classes on both the Oxford campus and through virtual options, summer programs combine academic benefits with plenty of fun and excitement for participants. StudentsRead the story …

Endowment Honors Memories of Three Friends

Scholarship recipients carry on legacies of fraternity brothers

OXFORD, Miss. – A scholarship endowment paying tribute to the lives of three University of Mississippi students has grown to more than $468,000, and three new recipients of the scholarship say they feel honored to represent the men for whom the scholarship is named. Continuing gifts from the Kappa Alpha fraternity have expanded the CharlesRead the story …

Elsie Hood Award Winner Lauded for Empathy and ‘Transformative Impact’

Patrick Alexander is university's teacher of the year

OXFORD, Miss. – Patrick Alexander, associate professor of English and African American studies, is the recipient of the 2021 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award at the University of Mississippi. The honor – the highest bestowed on UM faculty who make a positive difference in the classroom – was announced Thursday evening (April 8) in TheRead the story …

Bruce Levingston’s New Album Inspires Hope Amid Darkness

UM artist-in-residence's acclaimed recordings surpass 3.5 million streams

OXFORD, Miss. – This past year of uncertainty and stress has caused many to seek answers and inspiration in the familiar. For internationally renowned pianist Bruce Levingston, these difficult times drew him closer than ever to his music. Amid the pandemic, Levingston, the Chancellor’s Artist-in-Residence of the University of Mississippi‘s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors CollegeRead the story …

Musical Theater and Film Blend to Take Audiences to Satirical Dystopia

Digital production showcases stage, screen talents of UM students

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film‘s innovative 2020-21 season continues with another opportunity for students to create and present theater in a way they have never done before. “Urinetown: The Musical” will be available to stream on-demand from 8 a.m. Friday (April 9) through 11:45 p.m. Sunday (April 11).Read the story …

Trent Lott Leadership Institute Works to Prepare Future Leaders

Application for rising juniors and seniors open for the 2021 Pathways to Leadership Workshop

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – The University of Mississippi‘s Trent Lott Leadership Institute is accepting applications for a two-day workshop from rising 11th and 12th graders who attend high school in south Mississippi and want to enhance their leadership abilities and make a difference in their schools and communities. The 2021 Pathways to Leadership Workshop will takeRead the story …