‘The Velvet Ditch’ Gets Velvet Magazine

Ole Miss senior Alexi Alonso launches new fashion magazine

OXFORD, Miss. – Many students need all four years of their college experience to find their true passion.  But University of Mississippi senior Alexi Alonso has already found her calling and is knee-deep in turning her dreams into reality. The integrated marketing communications major from West Palm Beach, Florida, has started the university’s first-ever fashionRead the story …

UM Named Among Military Times’ Best Colleges for Veterans

Ole Miss lauded nationally for efforts to welcome, support former military personnel

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s efforts to support its thriving community of military veteran students has led to the university being ranked among the nation’s best places for vets to pursue a degree. UM is the No. 53-ranked public university in the Military Times “Best for Vets: Top Colleges 2020.” It’s also one of onlyRead the story …

‘Welcome Home’: University Opens LGBTQ+ Lounge in Lamar Hall

Fourth-floor facility offers welcoming environment for students to gather

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi on Thursday (Oct. 31) dedicated a new LGBTQ+ lounge space in Lamar Hall – a relaxing, open area with stylish seating and large windows, which offer an impressive campus view from the fourth floor.  The space, UM’s first dedicated LGBTQ+ area, is the result of five years ofRead the story …

UM Library Launches ‘eGrove’ Digital Archive

Extensive new resource provides easy search to vast network of collections

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s J.D. Williams Library has launched “eGrove,” an expansive new digital archive that consolidates and houses the university’s collection of yearbooks, theses, dissertations and other digital media in an easily searchable location. The new platform is the university’s first-ever institutional repository, a central place to find a wide arrayRead the story …

Discussion Over Dinner to Envision an ‘Even Stronger University’

UM's Longest Table brings faculty, staff and students from all backgrounds together for conversation

OXFORD, Miss. – Food and fellowship in the Grove is one of the University of Mississippi‘s most beloved traditions, but those who gathered there for those purposes Sunday (Oct. 27) hope to begin a new tradition called “The Longest Table.” The free university event stretched across the Grove, where hundreds gathered to eat hamburgers andRead the story …

Navy Veteran ‘Handsome Jim’ Willis Awarded Posthumous Degree

UM's oldest student veteran leaves legacy of inspiring others through commitment to learning

OXFORD, Miss. – “Handsome Jim” Willis, a U.S. Navy veteran, was a beloved 77-year-old student at the University of Mississippi who always sported Ole Miss gear and wore a wide smile as he delivered jokes for everyone he encountered.  Willis, who was ever the raconteur, was taking classes in Oxford toward his degree in sociologyRead the story …

UM and Oxford Ensembles to Honor Vets

'A Veterans Day Concert Salute' set for Nov. 11 at the Ford Center

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Chorus and Orchestra and the Oxford Civic Chorus are bringing the community together for “A Veterans Day Concert Salute” to honor the nation’s veterans. The concert, which is free and open to the public, is set for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, which is Veterans Day, at the GertrudeRead the story …

Lambda Sigma Honor Society Recognized for Giving Back

Partnership with Ole Miss Food Bank leads to national award for honorary

OXFORD, Miss. – An exceptional partnership with the University of Mississippi Food Bank focused on making a difference in the community has led to an Ole Miss honor society winning a national award. The Ole Miss Lambda Sigma’s Iota chapter received Honor Chapter status Sept. 20 at the honor society’s National President’s Leadership Conference in Atlanta. The organizationRead the story …

Meet April Thompson, October’s Staff Member of the Month

April Thompson, director of academic outreach in the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education, has been named Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for October. 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? Thompson: Eight years. IOM:Read the story …

From Finland to the Flagship

UM instructor forms lifelong link to Finland by hosting mother and daughter as exchange students

OXFORD, Miss. – When Lance Herrington was in high school in 1986, his family hosted a visitor from a faraway land who would shape his life forever.  Pirjo Tupamäki had come as an exchange student from Jyväskylä, in the Lakeland region of Finland, to Herrington’s small hometown of Belton, Texas, a bedroom community between Austin andRead the story …