A Life of Service

Ole Miss graduate dedicated to serving in both military and government

OXFORD, Miss. – Kaleb Digby, a 2017 University of Mississippi graduate, has been dedicated to serving his country since he was a freshman in college. The alumnus, who works for the U.S. Army and on Capitol Hill, was a member of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at two institutions. Digby grew up as anRead the story …

Expanded COVID-19 Testing Available Before Thanksgiving

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has increased the number of available asymptomatic testing days ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.  All students, faculty and staff can get tested, including those who have been tested previously. Email invitations will continue to go out each week remaining in the fall semester; however, all appointment times are open and peopleRead the story …

Mississippi Today: UMMC Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Discusses Impact of COVID-19 with Marshall Ramsey

Marshall’s Mississippi Zoom Tour: An Interview with Dr. LouAnn Woodward By Mississippi Today Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Dr. LouAnn Woodward, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Dean of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and discusses the challenges Mississippi’s largest healthcare provider andRead the story …

Dewey Knight Leaves Legacy of Putting Students First

Ole Miss community mourns the loss of longtime student advocate

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi lost a valued community member and student advocate this week with the passing of Dewey Knight, retired associate director of the Center for Student Success and First-Year Experience. One of the center’s foundational staff members, Knight, 72, was an Oxford native who enrolled as an Ole Miss freshmanRead the story …

Rendering Remotely

UM theatre and film professor brings drawing course to life via Zoom

OXFORD, Miss. – The ongoing pandemic has brought many challenges for college professors and students, including a remote, online format for many courses. But some, including Jared Spears, instructional associate professor of scenic technology at the University of Mississippi, have discovered that the remote format has produced many positive outcomes. “There have been so manyRead the story …

A Spirited Creation

Innovative bottle label earns industry award for UM graphic design professor

OXFORD, Miss. – Tyler Barnes, an assistant professor of art at the University of Mississippi, has won a gold-medal American Advertising Award for his achievements in sales and marketing packaging. The ADDY, the Oscar of the advertising industry, is given annually by the American Advertising Federation to celebrate creative achievements in that industry – fromRead the story …

A Philosophical Approach to Politics

Visiting UM professor brings new insights to public policy leadership classes

OXFORD, Miss. – For Zachary Vereb, visiting assistant professor of public policy leadership at the University of Mississippi, the teaching of philosophy is rooted in the here and now. “I think all students benefit from studying philosophy,” he said. “I went into philosophy because I wanted to bring positive change to the world. No matterRead the story …

Ole Miss to Battle MSU in Third Annual Esports Egg Bowl

Students to compete head-to-head in online video game tournament

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss Esports, the University of Mississippi‘s competitive video gaming team, hopes to maintain its winning title as members compete in the Esports Egg Bowl, a video game tournament against Mississippi State University later this month. The teams will square off virtually, competing in games such as Rocket League, Rainbow Six Siege,Read the story …

University Expands Student Union’s Name to Pay Tribute to Ford

IHL confirms request to honor the late philanthropist for impact

OXFORD, Miss. – The far-reaching impact of the late philanthropist Gertrude Castellow Ford once again will be honored, this time with the naming of the Ole Miss Student Union that has almost doubled in size after completion of a construction project. The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Education board voted unanimously Thursday (Oct. 15) to allowRead the story …

M Partner Celebrates Successful Pilot Phase in New Albany

Community engagement initiative will continue to improve quality of life in partner communities

OXFORD, Miss. – After two years of collaboration between community members and faculty, staff and students from the University of Mississippi, the M Partner initiative has produced tangible gains in economic development and quality of life for residents of New Albany and Union County. The university launched M Partner, a community engagement effort that seeksRead the story …