Major Gift Supports Early Learning

Hardin Foundation donation to bolster excellence in child education

OXFORD, Miss. – The Phil Hardin Foundation’s recent $400,000 gift to the University of Mississippi‘s School of Education enables the UM Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning to continue its successful Hardin Scholars Program. The foundation’s gift establishes a fund that will support the program while also helping it grow to include earlyRead the story …

A Gift for Graduate Students

Couple's Scholarship endowment to benefit business students

OXFORD, Miss. – John and Janice Shanahan want to help business students now and for generations to come. The Lakewood Ranch, Florida, couple’s recent $25,000 gift establishes a scholarship endowment for the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration. The Shanahans plan to increase their endowment each year, ultimately bolstering it with part of theirRead the story …

Music Department Launches 2019-20 Faculty Recital Series

Series starts fall Monday with recital for clarinet and piano

OXFORD, Miss. – The Faculty Recital Series organized by the University of Mississippi Department of Music kicks off its 2019-20 season Monday (Sept. 23) with a recital for clarinet and piano. The recital features clarinetist Michael Rowlett and pianist Amanda Johnston performing in Nutt Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for children and OleRead the story …

UM Endowment Builds to Record $736 Million

Eighth straight year alumni, friends provide more than $100 million in gifts

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s alumni and friends contributed approximately $103 million in private support during FY19, a year that saw the university’s endowment grow to $736 million – the largest in the state at a public university. For the eighth consecutive year, new gifts aimed at strengthening UM totaled in excess ofRead the story …

Conference to Examine History of Mass Incarceration

Albert Woodfox, one of the 'Angola Three,' to deliver opening keynote for interdisciplinary symposium

OXFORD, Miss. – More than 2.2 million people are imprisoned in the United States, a higher rate of incarceration than anywhere else in the industrialized world. On a state level, Mississippi is surpassed only by Oklahoma and Louisiana in the number of people it imprisons per capita, but organizers of an international conference at theRead the story …

Fundraising Campaign Honors Don Cole

New scholarship endowment recognizes 50-plus years of positive impact at Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – For 50 years, Donald Cole has made an impact at every stage of the University of Mississippi experience: as an undergraduate and graduate student, faculty member, administrator, mentor and advocate. To honor his lifetime commitment, UM faculty, friends and alumni are working to establish the Don Cole Catalyst for Change Scholarship Endowment andRead the story …

‘The Wolves’ Delivers Adolescent Reality through Soccer

Opening production of Ole Miss Theatre season posed challenges for production team

OXFORD, Miss. – In the opening scene of “The Wolves,” the chatter of a group of teen-aged girls ricochets around an otherwise empty gymnasium, conversations overlapping as the uniformed young women sit in a circle on the AstroTurf, performing a routine of stretches and warmup moves so well-practiced as to appear perfunctory. The Wolves areRead the story …

Choral Concert Celebrates World Peace Day

Performance features UM Chorus and guest choirs

OXFORD, Miss. – A World Peace Day Concert set for Friday (Sept. 20) at the University of Mississippi will bring together more than 350 performers for a choral celebration for peace. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free and all are welcome.Read the story …

Gilder-Jordan Lecture to Explore ‘Birthright Citizens’

Legal and cultural historian Martha S. Jones set to speak Sept. 17

OXFORD, Miss. – The rights extended to people who reside in the United States and whether or not those people are considered citizens is an incredibly timely topic, and historian Martha S. Jones can connect lessons and information from the past that shed light on the current landscape. Jones, the Society of Black Alumni PresidentialRead the story …

Gift Bolsters Journalism Award Fund

Sturdivant family honors matriarch and school's founding dean

OXFORD, Miss. – A recent major gift to the University of Mississippi will bolster the Sturdivant Journalism Award Endowment Fund, created in 2010 to recognize students poised to graduate with highest honors from the School of Journalism and New Media. The Sturdivant family made the gift in honor of their matriarch, Ygondine Walker Sturdivant, aRead the story …