Suicide Prevention Efforts Gain Support

Anonymous donors provide resources to Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – “Learning about students who have considered, attempted or committed suicide is just absolutely heartbreaking,” said an anonymous donor. That is why parents of a University of Mississippi student want their financial support to help the university continue to prevent suicide by expanding awareness, outreach and programming. “What drives someone to that pointRead the story …

Student Selected as Officer for National Pharmacy Organization

Miranda Craft will help oversee APhA's international Student Exchange Program

OXFORD, Miss. – Miranda Craft, a second-year student in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, has been selected for the national role of student exchange officer with the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists. Craft will be installed as part of the International Standing Committee at the APhA annual meeting March 22-25 inRead the story …

Ole Miss Theatre Delivers Modern Take on Ancient Greek Tragedy

'Eurydice' is last production by longtime scenic design professor

OXFORD, Miss. – It’s two weeks before opening night, and Dex Edwards, associate professor of scenic design in the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film, has a fake vent problem. Not a fake problem with real vents, but a real problem with fake vents: specifically, how to fit them where they need toRead the story …

Longest Scholarship Targets Transfer Students

Longtime biology professor creates endowment to help community college students complete degrees

OXFORD, Miss. – William D. Longest, who taught biology at the University of Mississippi for more than two decades, has established a scholarship endowment to help offset tuition expenses for students who transfer to UM from a community college. Provost Noel Wilkin said gifts like Longest’s are essential to the university’s growth. “We are extremelyRead the story …

Film Professor Makes International Debut

Sarah Hennigan heads to New Zealand for screening at Maoriland Film Festival

OXFORD, Miss. – One of the most recent additions to the University of Mississippi’s Department of Theatre and Film faculty is already making great strides – across an ocean and into another hemisphere. Sarah Hennigan, assistant professor of film production, is on her way to New Zealand for the international premiere of her short filmRead the story …

Nominations Sought for Annual Frist Awards

Honor recognizes UM faculty and staff members for outstanding service to students

OXFORD, Miss. – Away from their families and hometown friends, many college students encounter challenges or hardships. But at the University of Mississippi, faculty and staff members often step in to lend a helping hand or words of advice and encouragement. These efforts often go unacknowledged, other than the students’ gratitude and success. But students,Read the story …

Couple’s Gift Highlights Research of Liberal Arts Professors

Sanford and Susan Thomas establish UM award endowment

OXFORD, Miss. – Sanford and Susan Thomas, of Memphis, Tennessee, have made a gift of $50,000 to the University of Mississippi, establishing a faculty research award endowment in the College of Liberal Arts that reflects the value they place on academics. The Sanford and Susan Thomas Senior Professor Research Award Fund will provide annual supportRead the story …

Greg Carter Named UM Engineering Development Officer

Fundraiser brings track record of success to university

OXFORD, Miss. – Making friends and raising funds for institutions of higher learning are two things that Greg Carter believes he was born to do. And as the new associate director of development for the University of Mississippi School of Engineering, Carter said he is truly fulfilling his calling. “I believe in the transformative powersRead the story …

State Small Business Development Centers Celebrate National SBDC Day

Staff members to visit Capitol to meet with legislators

OXFORD, Miss. – This month, Small Business Development Centers from around the country are coming together for one special day to celebrate their work, impact and, most importantly, their clients: America’s small businesses. Since 1981, the Mississippi Small Business Development Centers have helped aspiring and emerging small business owners achieve the American dream of entrepreneurship.Read the story …

Emily Wagster Pettus to be Honored with 2019 Silver Em

Longtime legislative reporter to receive university's highest award in journalism

OXFORD, Miss. – Between 2003 and 2014, U.S. newspapers lost 35 percent of their statehouse reporters, a percentage slightly higher than newspaper staffing nationwide, the Pew Research Center reports. As news staffs shrink across the country, state government reporters have become an endangered species. Those who remain in the role understand the importance of theirRead the story …