Meet Kelly Houston, April’s Staff Member of the Month

Kelly Houston, administrative coordinator for the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History, has been selected as Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for April. To help us get to know her better, she answered a few questions for Inside Ole Miss. IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss? Houston: It will be nineRead the story …

UM Observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month through April

Events include march and panel discussion to show solidarity for survivors, educate community

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month throughout April to show support for survivors and educate the community about consent and preventing sexual violence.  The student organization Rebels Against Sexual Assault and the campus Violence Intervention and Prevention Office are leading the events, which coincide with other observances around theRead the story …

Delivering ‘A Good American College Experience’

UM Intensive English Program helps international students gain language and cultural skills

OXFORD, Miss – Wenquan Cai came to the University of Mississippi to study mechanical engineering but quickly realized his English wasn’t strong enough to maximize his experience at a major American institution of higher learning.  The native of China wasn’t out of luck. UM’s Intensive English Program, which has been in place under different names at the university sinceRead the story …

Glowing Reviews Land Elsie Hood Award for Student Favorite

Psychology professor John Young is UM's 2019 Teacher of the Year

OXFORD, Miss. – Glowing, superlative-filled recommendation letters paint the picture of a professor who “pours his heart and soul into his work.” Those comments from University of Mississippi students have led to John Young, associate professor of psychology, being named the 2019 Elsie M. Hood Teacher of the Year.  The honor, which is the highestRead the story …

Barbour Center Offers Insider’s View of Washington

New American politics program holds class in Oxford and D.C.

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students recently got an insider’s view of Washington’s political scene and mingled with movers and shakers there as part of the first class offered through the Haley Barbour Center for the Study of American Politics, which was created last fall.  During winter intersession, seven UM students studied applied politicsRead the story …

Jackie Certion Earns a ‘Ph.D. Every May’

FASTrack administrator receives Harriet Tubman Award for work with students of color

OXFORD, Miss. – Jackie Certion says she may not ever be called “doctor,” but she gets the same satisfaction she’d have from earning a Ph.D. each May when University of Mississippi students send her graduation invitations as thanks for helping them.  Certion, assistant director of the univerity’s Foundations for Academic Success Track, or FASTrack program, hasRead the story …

Meet Glenn Schove, March’s Staff Member of the Month

Glenn Storey Schove, administrative coordinator II in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric, has been selected as Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for March. To help us get to know her better, she answered a few questions for Inside Ole Miss. IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss? Schove: 10 years as an employeeRead the story …

Two Math Champs = Win for Ole Miss

UM professors Dao Nguyen and Thái Hoàng Lê both won gold medals at Math Olympiad

OXFORD, Miss. – One of the first known uses of mathematics was 37,000 years ago when someone in the Lebombo Mountains between South Africa and Swaziland carved 29 marks into a bone from a baboon’s thigh to count something. Ancient Babylonians, Egyptians, Romans and Greeks also made advancements to the science of math, many ofRead the story …

Meet Terry Blackmarr, February’s Staff Member of the Month

Terry L. Blackmarr, assistant to the dean in general studies, has been selected as Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for February. To help us get to know her better, she answered a few questions for Inside Ole Miss. IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss? Blackmarr: 25½ years  IOM: What is your hometown? Blackmarr: Oxford. Read the story …

University to Host American Legion Boys State Through 2021

Hundreds of high school juniors come to campus in May to learn about the workings of government

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi will continue to host American Legion Boys State through 2021, bringing high school juniors to campus for a weeklong event designed “to develop tomorrow’s informed, responsible citizens.” The university will host American Legion Boys State through 2021. Hundreds of students will stay on campus May 26-June 1 this year to learn howRead the story …