Building on Success, Jumpstart Expands Its Reach

UM-based program focused on training students to teach preschoolers expanding to Jackson, Meridian

OXFORD, Miss. – Jumpstart, a University of Mississippi-based organization that trains college students to teach preschool children from resource-challenged families, is broadening its efforts to ensure the state’s children are well-prepared for kindergarten.  Jumpstart is expanding into Jackson and Meridian as Mississippi fourth-graders posted the nation’s best reading scores in 2019, and all grades wereRead the story …

Two Years in Beijing: UM Students Earn Yenching Fellowships

Senior international studies and Chinese majors headed to Beijing for two years

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi seniors are headed to China in September with an opportunity to spend two years studying in Beijing with scholars from around the world after being named UM’s first-ever Yenching fellows. Lennis Barlow, from Madison, and Matthew Travers, from St. Louis, are both majoring in international studies and Chinese and are members ofRead the story …

Two Staff Members Lauded as Lifesavers

Campus recreation employees use training, quick thinking to revive Oxford man from cardiac arrest

OXFORD, Miss. – He doesn’t remember it, but Rob Barber’s heart stopped beating for almost a full minute after he collapsed recently while exercising at the University of Mississippi‘s South Campus Recreation Center. Though the event is for now only a blank spot in his memory, he knows if not for the quick actions of ShannonRead the story …

Their Judicial Dreams Affirmed

Three alumni appointed as U.S. District Court judges share career lessons, talk UM's role in success

OXFORD, Miss. – Though they’ve all taken very different routes to get there, three University of Mississippi alumni find themselves as new U.S. district court judges with the awesome responsibility of upholding the nation’s laws. Judge Cory T. Wilson, of Flora, is serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, based in New Orleans. Judge Kristi H.Read the story …

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 …