Meet Sam Patterson, New Director of Parking and Transportation

Administrator brings vision for a collaborative and innovative approach to campus access

OXFORD, Miss. – After a whirlwind tour of the University of Mississippi in March, during which he met with enthusiastic administrators and staff and took in the sights and sounds of an Ole Miss home baseball series weekend, Sam Patterson was sold. He was interviewing for director of parking and transportation at UM, some 1,900Read the story …

Powerful Stories Worth Celebrating

UM Office of Community Engagement hosts series highlighting work of local nonprofits

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Office of Community Engagement is giving voice to local nonprofits, community leaders and volunteers through a series of online chats about the work they’re doing and the needs they hope to meet during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The office is working with Jody Holland, director of the communityRead the story …

From CSI to Journalism to Mythology, Summer Camps Move Online

UM Office of Pre-College Programs revamps programs to continue reaching younger students

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Office of Pre-College Programs has moved all its summer camps online during the COVID-19 pandemic to continue helping hundreds of younger students discover their passions in areas ranging from journalism to mythology to crime scene investigation. The Office of Pre-College Programs, which is part of the Division ofRead the story …

‘Candid, Thrilling and Insightful’: UM Common Reading Experience Named

'What the Eyes Don't See,' exploring drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan, on tap for fall 2020

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s 2020 Common Reading Experience selection tells the compelling story of the discovery that Flint, Michigan, had dangerous levels of lead in its tap water and follows the intense battle to expose the truth. “What the Eyes Don’t See” by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha was chosen as the communal text forRead the story …

Meet Le’Tosha James, April’s Staff Member of the Month

Le’Tosha James, an administrative assistant in the Department of Naval Science, has been named Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for April. 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? James: 6½ years. IOM: What is your hometown? James: Oxford.Read the story …

Meet Gearldine G. Campbell, March’s Staff Member of the Month

Gearldine G. Campbell, a senior supply clerk in the Office of Procurement Services, has been named Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for March. 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? Campbell: More than 20 years. IOM: What is yourRead the story …

Health Services Director’s Work Lauded

Alex Langhart honored for series of changes to foster better health at UM

OXFORD, Miss. – Even though his focus recently has been on the University of Mississippi‘s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alex Langhart has been making meaningful changes designed to improve all aspects of health care on campus and beyond over the last year. For his work, the university’s health services director has been honored withRead the story …

Seeking a Friend for the Pandemic

UM English professor pens essay on his new pal, Zimmy, 'The Quarantine Dog'

OXFORD, Miss. – Chris Offutt hails from the mountains of eastern Kentucky, which he describes as a pragmatic world where all animals have a purpose and the motto there is “humans in the house, animals out.” But many deeply held customs and ways of living have been set aside during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Offutt,Read the story …

17 Inspirational Messages from Ole Miss with Love

Charles de Gaulle, quotable French statesman and army officer, once said, “Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.”  Social media, always abuzz with inspirational quotes like the one from de Gaulle on any given day, hasRead the story …

University Counseling Center Offers Online Sessions for Clients

UCC transitions to telemental health services in wake of pandemic

OXFORD, Miss. – The need for mental health services only grows during times of global crisis and mandatory quarantines, so the University of Mississippi Counseling Center has transitioned to online video sessions to continue helping clients in the safest possible way.  Earlier this month, UM announced that all courses would be delivered online or via other remoteRead the story …