Coats Named Interim Executive Director of DeSoto Campus

Rick Gregory retiring after 30-year career in education

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – The University of Mississippi at DeSoto Center campus in Southaven will see a transition in leadership this summer with the retirement of executive director Rick Gregory and the promotion of Patricia “Pat” Coats into this role. Gregory is closing out a career in education that spans more than 30 years and twoRead the story …

Symposium Refreshes Renaissance Music Performance

Online series include performances of the period's music

OXFORD, Miss. – When art lovers consider the visual art of the Renaissance, they may think of elevated expression, vibrant color, innovation and perspective. When they consider the music of the period, however, it can be a very different story, noted choral director and scholar Dennis Shrock says. “The Renaissance music we hear today, composedRead the story …

Keeping Teams Fueled for Maximum Performance

Sports Nutrition Volunteer Program participants gain professional skills while aiding Ole Miss athletics

OXFORD, Miss. – Before, during and after practice and game time, student-athletes at the University of Mississippi rely on sports nutrition staff to keep them properly fueled and hydrated to maximize their performance. Behind the scenes, members of the Sports Nutrition Volunteer Program make sure delicious and nutritious snacks are ready to eat, and thatRead the story …

Helping Small Businesses Protect Their Data and Operations

Small Business Development Center establishes a cybersecurity program at MSU

OXFORD, Miss. – Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses have had to increasingly rely on digital methods to store information, communicate with employees and conduct their work. Whether this means more reliance on computers at the office or at home, a side-effect is that businesses have opened themselves to countless new security risks, as evidencedRead the story …

Applied Sciences Faculty Member Named Faculty Senate Chair

Daniel Durkin begins his tenure this summer

OXFORD, Miss. – Daniel Durkin, an associate professor of social work at the University of Mississippi, has been named chair of the Faculty Senate for the upcoming three-year term. The Faculty Senate makes recommendations to the chancellor, provost and Council of Academic Administrators on policies affecting the university and provides guidance on such matters whenRead the story …

UM Teams with Area College to Simplify Degree Completion

Northeast and Ole Miss launch Path4 program to streamline college experience

BOONEVILLE, Miss. – Northeast Mississippi Community College and the University of Mississippi have launched a joint program to provide seamless four-year college experiences for Northeast Mississippi residents looking to complete their college educations and move into rewarding careers, all while staying close to home. The Path4 initiative, announced in May, was developed by UM andRead the story …

Pharmacy School Dean Receives Distinguished Service Award

David D. Allen recognized for contributions to the biological sciences

OXFORD, Miss. – David D. Allen, dean of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, has been named recipient of the George R. Spratto Distinguished Service Award, honoring his vision, service and contributions to the biological sciences and pharmacy education. The award is presented by the Biological Sciences Section of the American Association of CollegesRead the story …

Khayat Lecture Series Announced

Beginning this fall, students and community to hear from renowned speakers

OXFORD, Miss – Inspirational ideas, fresh perspectives and unique insights will be shared with University of Mississippi students and the larger community as a result of the new Robert C. Khayat Lecture Series, which the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy launches this fall. By bringing renowned cross-cultural leaders, entrepreneurs and philanthropists to the OxfordRead the story …

Summer Sunset Series Returns to the Grove

Bring your lawn chairs and picnics every Sunday in June

OXFORD, Miss. – Live music is back! After more than a year of canceled events, bands will return to the Grove stage for the annual Summer Sunset Series on Sunday afternoons throughout June. The series, which is free and open to the public at the University of Mississippi, is a communitywide event made possible throughRead the story …

Enriching Educational Experience

CoStar real estate software gift provides students with professional insights

OXFORD, Miss. – Real estate students at the University of Mississippi have access to information available only to industry professionals, thanks to a gift from the CoStar Group, a leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the technology company has donated 50 licenses to the School ofRead the story …