Magazine Innovation Center’s ACT 9 Experience All About the Students

Annual conference draws all-star list of industry leaders to UM

OXFORD, Miss. – A who’s who of the international magazine industry will be at the University of Mississippi  from April 23 to 25, but it won’t be the movers and shakers of publishing who will be in the spotlight. The real stars of the show, according to ACT 9 Experience founder and coordinator Samir Husni, are theRead the story …

Navy ROTC Works to Support Local Veterans

Fundraiser sells shirts to benefit Mississippi State Veterans Home of Oxford

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Navy ROTC program is hoping to give back to Oxford’s military veteran community with a fundraiser that will raise money to support the Mississippi State Veterans Home of Oxford. “We in the Ole Miss ROTC programs receive a lot of support from (local military veteran) organizations and we think it’s alsoRead the story …

Lauded Author Brings Home Truth and Compassion

UM professor Kiese Laymon receiving national acclaim for memoir 'Heavy'

OXFORD, Miss. – When Kiese Laymon began working on his memoir “Heavy: An American Memoir,” he was writing to an audience of one. “I wrote that to my mother,” he said. “It was directly addressed to my mom and to my region (Jackson). If anybody outside that region and those people like it, that’s a plus.”Read the story …

‘Upgrade Your Tailgate’ to Support Veterans

UM Veteran and Military Services selling military-themed license plates

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Office of Veteran and Military Services wants to let Mississippians spruce up their car tags in 2019, while also raising money to help military veteran students at Ole Miss. “Upgrade your tailgate” is the rallying cry for a push to get Mississippi license plates produced featuring an Ole Miss logo withRead the story …

Seeking Students with a Passion for Publication

University to host annual MSPA convention for student publishers

OXFORD, Miss. – Hundreds of Mississippi’s aspiring writers, publishers and journalists will head to Oxford next week for the 72nd Mississippi Scholastic Press Association Convention hosted by the University of Mississippi. Students from high schools across the state will come for the one-day event Monday (April 1) to hear speakers, participate in seminars and immerse themselves in theRead the story …

A Winter Week in Puerto Rico

Journalism students visit island to produce multimedia reports on hurricane recovery

OXFORD, Miss. – For a week during winter break, University of Mississippi journalism students Brittany Brown and Devna Bose traded the comforts of home for waking up each morning at the first sign of light on an island they had never visited. They were struck by the juxtaposition between the beauty provided by Puerto Rico’s mountains, beachesRead the story …

Students, Community Join Together for Big Event

UM organizers ready for state's largest community service day March 23

OXFORD, Miss. – Hundreds of University of Mississippi students will disperse throughout the LOU community on Saturday (March 23) to show their appreciation through action during the annual Big Event community service day. The Big Event is the largest day of community service in the state and draws as many as 2,000 student volunteers each year to participate inRead the story …

Another Year of Exploring ‘New Horizons’

TEDxUniversityofMississippi to host fourth annual speaking event March 6

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is set to host its annual TEDxUniversityofMississippi conference that will bring together speakers from throughout the university community to the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at 6 p.m. Wednesday (March 6). The fourth TEDxUniversityofMississippi will host eight speakers, including Ole Miss students, faculty and alumni, to speak on topics relatedRead the story …

Scholars Examine How History Shapes Society

Acclaimed educators visit UM to close out Black History Month observances

OXFORD, Miss. – Students, faculty and staff at the University of Mississippi celebrated the culmination of Black History Month with a conversation Monday night (Feb. 25) that aimed to highlight how marked aspects of America’s history affect the ways that its citizens move forward toward the goals of racial equality and building a diverse community that lifts upRead the story …

Q&A: Midshipmen Ready to Represent Ole Miss

Navy ROTC prepares for 'national championship' drill competition

The University of Mississippi  Navy ROTC Drill Team will participate in a national competition Friday (March 1) at Tulane University. The Mardi Gras Drill Meet is considered the “national championship” of drill competitions.  Ole Miss midshipmen are in the final stages of preparation and will travel to New Orleans to represent the university in events that includeRead the story …