RebelWell Offers BurnAlong Wellness Classes at Home

UM faculty and staff have access to thousands of wellness classes through free membership

OXFORD, Miss – University of Mississippi faculty and staff are eligible for a complimentary membership in BurnAlong, an interactive community that helps users safely manage their health and wellness while staying connected to co-workers, colleagues, friends and family. The university’s RebelWell and Division of Outreach and Continuing Education are taking care of the cost ofRead the story …

A Little ‘L.A.’ at the South Oxford Center

UM Department of Theatre and Film has new $1.5 million film complex on South Lamar Boulevard

OXFORD, Miss. – There’s an impressive new soundstage, 20 film editing stations, sets that are built and then left in place, and ample space for costumes and makeup. There’s even a green room to read over lines, practice jokes and await that first spotlight. This isn’t a list of amenities in a studio somewhere inRead the story …

‘If You Can Get a Sue, Get a Sue’: Keiser Retires from UM

Assistant to the chancellor looks back at storied Ole Miss career

OXFORD, Miss. – Sue Keiser has always impressed those around her with an ability to get just about anything done.  So much so, that one of her former colleagues called the trait being a “Sue.”  Keiser, who retires this month as the University of Mississippi‘s assistant to the chancellor, came to work at Ole MissRead the story …

Looking for Alien Life at UM

Conference on philosophical issues and implications of extraterrestrials runs online Dec. 14-17

OXFORD, Miss – Seth Shostak is so confident alien life will be discovered in the next 20 years that the astronomer will buy everyone a cup of coffee if he’s wrong, and NASA shares his confidence.  Shostak is senior astronomer at SETI Institute, a nonprofit center dedicated to finding alien life. SETI stands for “SearchRead the story …

Ryan Whittington Named to Business Journal’s Top 50 Under 40

UM marketing and brand strategy director honored among the state's top young leaders

OXFORD, Miss. – Ryan Whittington, the University of Mississippi‘s marketing and brand strategy director, has been named to the Mississippi Business Journal‘s Top 50 Under 40 for 2020, which recognizes outstanding young business leaders across the state. The annual awards for outstanding young professionals in the state were announced recently, featuring a diverse list ofRead the story …

Grove Grocery is Students Helping Students

UM food pantry changes name, continues providing food and personal items to those in need

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s food pantry is now known as Grove Grocery and though the name is different, its student-led fight against hunger and the stigma around food insecurity continues. Grove Grocery provides meals and some hygiene items to students and employees from its location in Kinard Hall, Room 213. Workers wearRead the story …

Student Services Center Renamed to Honor Donald Cole

IHL approves renaming building to honor 50 years of advocacy for education and inclusiveness

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi will rename a major campus building in honor of Donald R. Cole, a former student activist who returned to Ole Miss as a caring mentor and administrator for decades. The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning board voted unanimously Thursday (Oct. 15) to rename the Martindale Student Services CenterRead the story …

University Seeks 2021 Common Reading Experience Nominations

Nominations sought for campuswide reading and discussion book throughout next academic year

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is giving faculty, staff, students and the community an opportunity to select its 2021 Common Reading Experience. Nominations for the 2021 book to be the focus of communitywide reading will be collected through Dec. 4.  The Common Reading Steering Committee, which will read all the finalists, will begin choosingRead the story …

The Song in Adam Gussow’s Head

New track by two UM professors calls for unity, understanding during troubled times

OXFORD, Miss. – For the last three years, a strange chord progression has haunted University of Mississippi professor Adam Gussow’s very musical mind. It was an uncommon tune, but it was usually there, in all its weird glory, for the professor of Southern studies, who teaches about blues music and is a recording artist inRead the story …

UM Named a ‘Great College to Work For’ 12 Years in a Row

Ole Miss recognized for employee job satisfaction and work-life balance, among other categories

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has been named a “Great College to Work For” campus for the 12th year in a row. Great Colleges to Work For is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country and recognizes institutions across the country that receive top ratings from employees regardingRead the story …