Creating a Championship Culture

UM education professor, Oxford High football coach author book on building 'thick' organizations

OXFORD, Miss. – As Oxford High School football coach Chris Cutcliffe puts it, it all started with one leader asking another leader for a “set of fresh eyes” on his program. From there, a new book was born. “How to Build a Thick Institution” (BookBaby), by Hunter Taylor, University of Mississippi clinical assistant professor inRead the story …

Ethiopian Airlines Graduate Cohort Flying High with Master’s Degrees

Partnership puts 17 employees through integrated marketing communications program

OXFORD, Miss. – Though they’re rising stars working for Africa’s largest airline and already have impressive resumes, 17 integrated marketing communications students soon will be able to add master’s degrees from the University of Mississippi to their qualifications. The cohort is the fruit of a partnership between the UM School of Journalism and New MediaRead the story …

Senior Named to Time Magazine’s "30 for 2030"

Bobby Hudson III, a public policy major from Gulfport, makes list of 'a generation creating change'

OXFORD, Miss. – For his advocacy work in the north Gulfport community where he grew up, a standout University of Mississippi senior has made Time magazine’s list of “A Generation Creating Change.” Bobby Hudson III, a public policy leadership major, is featured in Time as one of its “30 in 2030: A Generation Creating Change.”Read the story …

Meet Kristina Phillips, November’s Staff Member of the Month

Kristina Phillips, associate director of college programs in the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education, has been named Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for November. 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?  Phillips: I’ve beenRead the story …

Museum’s 2021 Holiday Keepsake Honors ‘The Vaught’

Annual ornament sale supports the University Museum and Historic Houses

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Museum has unveiled its 2021 holiday keepsake ornament, a likeness of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, iconic home of the Ole Miss Rebels football team. The ornament celebrates Mississippi’s largest stadium, which holds the record for the state’s largest-ever football crowd, 66,176 fans. The ornament celebrates the stadium as the OleRead the story …

University’s First Bonner Program Cohort Gets to Work

Fourteen students to work as interns with community partners for the next four years

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has its first-ever cohort of Bonner Program students who have started their four-year campaigns to transform their campus and community through service projects. The university’s Bonner Program, housed at the new UM Center for Community Engagement, is part of a diverse, multistate network of colleges and universities withRead the story …

Rebel Run Rambunctiously Returns

Some 1,400 Ole Miss freshmen and sophomores run across Vaught-Hemingway Stadium turf

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s classes of 2024 and 2025 resumed the tradition of Rebel Run on Saturday (Nov. 6) at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, as more than 1,400 students in red shirts had permission to frolic across the field before the Ole Miss-Liberty University football game. In most years, the entire freshman class isRead the story …

Army Officer, Former Football Player Returns to UM to Talk Vaccines

Lt Col. Sheldon Morris holds campus discussions on immunization with students, faculty and staff

OXFORD, Miss. – U.S. Army Lt. Col. Sheldon Morris returned to the University of Mississippi this week to meet with students, faculty and staff to answer their questions about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Morris is a former Ole Miss football player who served three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was brought to campus byRead the story …

Political Veterans Talk Problem Solving in a Divided Country

Former Gov. Haley Barbour and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker share lessons for leading in a polarized nation

OXFORD, Miss. – Two of Mississippi’s major political figures of the modern era used their decades of combined experience recently to share lessons with more than 100 University of Mississippi students about solving problems in a divided nation. Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who served from 2004 to 2012 and was also chairman of theRead the story …

UM Museum Named Among State’s Best Museums for Art

Mississippi Magazine readers voted in first-ever 'Best of Travel Awards'

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Museum has been named one of the state’s best for art by Mississippi Magazine, an honor that comes one year after the magazine named William Faulkner’s Rowan Oak, which the museum maintains, as the state’s best historic site. The recognition came out in Mississippi Magazine’s new, reader-driven “BestRead the story …