Pharmacy Graduate Students Win AAPS Student Chapter Award

First-time honor for UM chapter recognizes service and outreach

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi chapter of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists has been selected as a recipient of the 2021 Student Chapter Award by the national organization. The award is given to chapters that demonstrate exceptional commitment to service and outreach. Up to three chapters nationwide are selected for the awardRead the story …

Pegues to Lead UM Student Affairs

Experienced, respected leader appointed as permanent vice chancellor

OXFORD, Miss. – After nearly two years of leadership and service in an interim role, Charlotte Fant Pegues has been named the University of Mississippi‘s vice chancellor for student affairs. The board of trustees of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning approved the appointment at its August meeting. Pegues has served the university in aRead the story …

Building a Premier Esports Program

Payne family gift applauded as an investment in the future

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Abb Payne, of Hattiesburg; his wife, Jennifer; and their family are football fans who tend to spend fall weekends at university stadiums. One family member, however – the Paynes’ 10-year-old son, Ford – prefers the online gaming competitions of esports over the traditional gridiron. Thanks to the family’sRead the story …

Student Encourages the Next Generation during Summer at Ole Miss

Clarksdale native Jhalen Wells serves as summer programs counselor and mentor

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi sophomore Jhalen Wells wanted to spend his summer making a difference. While growing up in Clarksdale, Wells looked up to older kids who worked hard for the chance to go to college and pursue their dreams, he recalled. “It was an inspiration to see others in my community goRead the story …

University Kicks Off Semester with Vaccination Clinics

Goal is to make vaccine accessible and convenient for all

OXFORD, Miss. – With COVID-19 continuing to spread across the state, the University of Mississippi is working to ensure that members of the university community have plenty of opportunities to be vaccinated at convenient times and locations. Over the course of four days near the beginning of the semester, volunteers from the School of PharmacyRead the story …

Student Examines Substance Use Among LGBT Youth

Jilkiah Bryant presented results of her research for CDC public health showcase

OXFORD, Miss. – Throughout Jilkiah Bryant’s youth in Macon, she spent her time trying to improve her community, a place of generational poverty and a food desert. After working tirelessly in high school and college to improve the health and wellness of individuals in communities like hers, Bryant, a junior in the public health andRead the story …

Reb Fest at the Rec Begins Semester with Food, Fun and Inclusive Tours

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Department of Campus Recreation invites first-year and returning students alike to come by the South Campus Recreation Center on Thursday evening (Aug. 26) for food trucks, laser tag, climbing wall challenges, and tours and fitness demonstrations. Many of the university’s club sports teams also will meet with studentsRead the story …

Despite Pandemic Challenges, UM Grows Collaborations with Industry

University community partners with industry to prepare students, grow businesses, impact communities

OXFORD, Miss. – New and strengthened partnerships at the University of Mississippi are supporting the needs of business and industry and helping address their challenges, all while influencing the next generation of leaders. The value of such partnerships was elevated further as COVID-19 rocked all aspects of everyday life, said Hughes Miller, director of industryRead the story …

Telehealth Counseling Available for Regional Campus Students, Staff

Katie Harrison looks to help students pave a pathway to success through free counseling

OXFORD, Miss. – Taking care of your mental health has been a major theme surrounding this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Gymnast Simone Biles struggled with mental health issues that left her feeling overwhelmed and scared for her own safety. “Whenever you get in a high-stress situation, you kind of freak out and don’t reallyRead the story …

Cultivating National Competitors

Tosh Family Short Course gives Ole Miss golf teams competitive edge

OXFORD, Miss. – A former University of Mississippi faculty member’s gift to the Ole Miss golf program has literally become a game changer. “After the course opened in 2019, I really saw our program take off,” said Kory Henkes, head women’s golf coach. “Since that time, we’ve won eight golf tournaments – two of thoseRead the story …