New Center for Community Engagement Aims to Build Partnerships

Offerings include leadership program, community engagement minor, clearinghouse for service projects

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s new Center for Community Engagement brings with it new resources and programs for learning, research and service to Oxford, Lafayette County and beyond. The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning recently approved the creation of the new center. The new status will help the university take advantage of partnershipsRead the story …

Meet Lele Gillespie, September’s Staff Member of the Month

Lele Winter Gillespie, project coordinator for the College of Liberal Arts, is the Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for September. To help us get to know her better, she answered some questions for Inside Ole Miss.  IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss?  Gillespie: I have been with the dean’s officeRead the story …

New Director Aims to Train More STEM Teachers

Nicole Roberson to lead the Mississippi Public School Consortium for Educational Access

OXFORD, Miss. – Experienced educator Nicole Roberson has been tapped to lead the University of Mississippi School of Education’s efforts to train the next generation of AP-certified teachers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Roberson has been named as executive director of the Mississippi Public School Consortium for Educational Access  at theRead the story …

Finding the Inner Teacher in Holly Springs

Mississippi Teacher Corps marks 15 years of teacher training and summer programs in school system

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. – Summer school students in a classroom here sat silent with raised hands as De’Asia Sias stood before them talking about “Finding Nemo” and the lesson on persistence hidden in the fishy film. Sias, a Greenville native and member of the Mississippi Teacher Corps at the University of Mississippi, where she isRead the story …

UM Named to U.S. News & World Report’s Top 100 for 11th Year

University rises 10 spots; also recognized for tuition value, training nurses and serving student veterans

OXFORD, Miss. – For the 11th straight year, the University of Mississippi has been named one of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” for 2022, ranking No. 67 among public universities.  UM was also recognized for its tuition value, its support of student military veterans, as well as business and nursing programs, in the rankings released MondayRead the story …

From HR to Baseball to Hockey: Students Enjoy Interesting Internships

UM students discuss summer jobs with MGM resorts, Nashville Predators and Cape Cod Baseball League

OXFORD, Miss. – When the University of Mississippi is between academic terms, some students return home to unwind, travel the country and abroad, or stay on campus for summer intersessions. Others find unique, once-in-a-lifetime summer internships that help them on the road to future careers. This summer, three rising Ole Miss seniors found hands-on internships.Read the story …

Meet Christina Lewis, August’s Staff Member of the Month

Christina Lewis, operations manager at the University of Mississippi Telecommunications Center, is the Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for August. To help us get to know her better, she answered some questions for Inside Ole Miss.  IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss? Lewis: 14 years IOM: What is your hometown? Read the story …

UM Graduates’ DaisNotes App Offers New Connection Tool

Platform connects students to help build lifelong friendships, academic support networks

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi alumni have developed an app that boldly aims to solve a very common problem: the feeling of being disconnected. DaisNotes LLC – co-founded by Kyle Herbert, of Metairie, Louisiana, and Nicholas Neilson-Slabach, of Fort Worth, Texas – targets students and professors for note-sharing and social networking for theirRead the story …

Q&A with Dr. Hubert Spears, University Health Services

UM physician provides information on coronavirus safety, urges everyone to get vaccinated

OXFORD, Miss. – The safest, most effective way to avoid COVID is to take the vaccine and wear masks indoors, said Dr. Hubert Spears, a physician with the University of Mississippi Health Services. He urges everyone who is eligible, but has not received the vaccine, to immediately do so.  Spears, a native of Grenada whoRead the story …

Mission Acceleration Fights Pandemic Learning Loss  

Applications sought for tutors to help K-5 students get their reading up to grade level  

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Mission Acceleration pilot program aims to get 1,000 of the state’s youngest students reading at grade level through intensive tutoring to fight learning loss caused by time away from classrooms during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Mission Acceleration works through high-dosage tutoring, evidence-based reading interventions, a vast digital library, andRead the story …